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Tri-Barony Yule Feast (Yulenage a' Trois)

December 13, 2014

Vancouver, WA

Autocrat: James Sayer


The days and nights may be getting cold but our hearts are warmed by good friends, good food, and good times shared together. Join the Baronies of Stromgard, Three Mountains and Dragon’s Mist as we celebrate.

Potluck Feast

The Three Baronies will provide meat dishes and requests that all celebrants joining us bring a potluck dish of 10 servings per attendee. (Please remember serving sizes are only about ¼ c per person so this translates roughly to a large casserole for a family of 4) Please list all ingredients on a 3x5 card to help those with food allergies.

Larger groups going "all in" on one large dish feel free to split it in half so we can keep bringing out food when trays empty.  Our kitchen overlord Muireann has ensured that there is pleanty of room in the kitchen to hold the extra plated food.

If you are looking for some guidance on what to bring let's go with last name (mundane or Scadian).  A-I bring side dishes, J-Q bring desserts, and R-Z bring main dish.

This site is DISCREETLY wet - Please respect the limitation of beer and wine only, poured into your own drinking vessel.

This years activities include;

All three Baronies Sergentry letters of intent (please contact the appropriate Baron and/or Baroness for more information)

And aside from a gigantic pot luck feast wherein each Barony will provide a main meat dish, there will be:

Father Christmas (You should send the age and gender of your children to the Baron and/or Baroness.  12 and under please.)
Canned Food Drive
Toy Drive (unwrapped gifts please)
Festive Four Largesse Derby (see below)
Secret Santa (see below under gift exchange)
Gift Exchange (see below)
Dance (performances and lessons on period dance)
Brewing Competition (see below)
Champion's Choice Arts and Sciences Competition (see below)
Children's activities throughout the day (see below)

Gift Exchanges

Jingle Bell Time is just around the corner. Deadline for the gift exchange is coming! Act Now! The Secret Santa Form is located in the files area of the Baronial Facebook pages.
YULE GIFT EXCHANGE(S) – TRI-BARONY YULE or (Yulange a tois if you prefer)
There will be two gift exchanges.
1- The traditional exchange- select or create a gender neutral gift - money limit 10.00. At the designated time if you brought a gift you receive one in exchange.
2- The new traditional method- complete the Secret Santa form and send it (or the equivalent) privately to Jill Blackhorse via Facebook OC or e-mail or in person. The form will have a place to provide likes and dislikes, age and barony. Submit the form no later than October 5th. On the 6th or shortly thereafter you will be notified of who you will be secret Santa to. You’ll bring your Secret Santa gift to Yule with the recipient’s name on it and at a designated time the gifts will be passed out. It is up to you if you wish to make yourself known.
The advantage is that you will know something about the recipient. This would probably be the best for the 13 – 18 crowd because we can make sure the gifts are age appropriate.
Money limit is still 10.00.
There are strong rumours that Father Christmas will appear with gifts for kids 12 and under.

Largess Derby

Announcing the Festive Four Largesse Derby for the Tri-Barony Yule gathering. Since there is a Dirty Dozen planned for 12th Night and I did not want to stress out the artisans of our fair baronies, I thought it would be fun to have a smaller version at our event. Make 4 of any 1 thing to enter. Can't decide and want to make 4 more of something else? That's fine too!

Voting will be by the populace, so be sure to have your entries in before noon so that everyone has a chance to look them over. Each of them will need to be labeled, all three baronies have largesse labels available for printing.

Usually there is 1 winner, but I'm adding in a twist. First prize gets half of the total number donated, second gets 2/3 of what is leftover and third prize that last 1/3. Each of the baronies of course gets to take home one of each of the entries.

Champion’s Choice at Yule

Arts & Sciences for everyone! 
Please join us for a friendly competition! There will be three categories: Place yourself in Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced, with minimum documentation of a 3x5 card listing your SCA name, and the name, origin, and time period of your entry. The current A&S champions of the three baronies will select a winner from each group. If you would like feedback from the populace and attending artisans, provide a small notebook. This is an excellent opportunity to connect with other artisans interested in the same topic, or get some gentle, helpful advice. All comments must be courteous, and signed.

Children’s Activities

There will be many things to choose from this Yule and include:

1. Make a tunic and clothe your bear;
2. Ornament making;
3. Beginning weaving;
4. Paper chain making; and
5. Face painting.

This is by no means all, but are the majority of activities available. All ages are welcome and we will have plenty of things for the littlest ones to do as well. We will decorate the tree with the beautiful artistry of our youth, and you will be able to take home their creations when they are finished adorning the evergreens.

Also, I am in need of volunteers throughout the day to assist the children in putting things together and to give myself a break every so often as needs dictate. Please let me know if you can spare a little time to help the children.

Please remember that you must accompany your child if they are under 12 to the classes. Also,please be aware that while the activities are provided, this will not constitute a formal babysitting situation so please keep that in mind so that myself and my helpers will be able to assist all the children to enjoy their day!

Brewing Competition

Due to site restrictions, there will not be a cordial category, so beer/wine/cider/mead only please.

Bonus points will be given for documentably (or defensibly) period recipe or process, so if you have documentation please bring it!

Though not strictly required, if you plan to enter and could drop me (Refr Fiachsona) a line ahead of time so I can plan for enough table space and judges that would be appreciated.


0800         Setup                                                                                

0900         Gate opens  (No Fee)      

                              Collections for Food Bank and Toys all day

10-4 Kids activities

1030         Opening court     

                                   Letters of intent  for Sargentry presented

1100         Lists open/armor inspections

1100 Champion’s Choice entries

1130         Rapier/Heavy fighting

1200 Deadline to enter Festive Four Largess Derby

1230 Brewing competition starts

100 Dance lessons and Sargentry dance trials

400 Voting ends for Festive Four Largess Derby

Winners announced at court

430            Feast      

Father Christmas/Gift Exchange/Secret Santa      

630           Court 

830           Cleanup 

930        Site closes

Event Stewart: HL James Sayer ( 503-201-9274

DIRECTIONS FROM PORTLAND: Follow U.S. 30 W to Bennett Rd in Warren.

Turn right onto Bennett Rd (187 ft).

Turn left onto Old Portland Rd (2mi).  

Turn right to stay on Old Portland Rd (1.3 mi).  

Turn right onto S 7th St (0.2 mi).  


Destination will be on left

Site Info:
Name: St. Helens Armory
474 S 7th Street
St Helens, OR 97051

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