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 Mountain and Dragon’s Mist as we
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.
here for what to bring.
This site is
DISCRETELY wet - Please respect the limitation of beer and wine
only, poured into your own drinking vessel.
This years activities
StormBlade (Stromgard's Rapier Championship, see below)
All three Baronies Sergentry letters of intent (please contact the
appropriate Coronet for more information)
And aside from a gigantic pot luck feast
wherein each Barony will provice a main meat dish, there will
Canned Food Drive
Festive Four Largesse Derby
Children's activities throughout the day
Winter is coming and the storm
clouds gather. Who will stand ready to be the StormBlade? Travel to
the Tri-Barony Yule Feast in the Canton of KaldorNess, Barony of
Three Mountains December 13th and compete to become the rapier
champion of Stromgard, the StormBlade.
Combatants wishing to be the
StormBlade will prepare a letter of intent and present it to Their
Excellencies Stromgard, Ivon and Hlutwige Lord and Lady Stromgard,
in morning court before the tournament (Their Excellencies would also appreciate notice of your
intent electronically prior to the event at “gebarber2001 at
yahoo dot com” and “Hlutwige at gmail dot
The tournament format will be
contested in three rounds.
The first round is the Boast Round. All competitors will boast of
their prowess and general greatness. Then they will fight in a bear
pit with a single sword, either a rapier or longsword, for the
Storm Blade must be so mighty as to be able to defeat the
Barony’s enemies with a single sword.
The second round is the Roast
Round. All competitors will speak to their opponent’s
inadequacies to be the StormBlade and give insult. They will then
settle their differences with rapier and defensive offhand
secondaries ( buckler, baton, or cloak) in another bear pit, for
the StormBlade must be able to cut our enemies with their wit and
The final round is the Toast
Round, where you will speak of the glory that you have witnessed
from your comrades and extol the people of the Stromgard and the
Tri-Barony area. You will then compete in a final bear pit with
sword and offensive secondary, being either a dagger or a second
rapier, for the StormBlade must be generous of spirit and free with
complements to those that are worthy.
The two competitors with the
most wins will compete best 3 out of 5, each round a different
weapon, and a victor will emerge proving themselves worthy of being
the StormBlade and take their place among the Champions of
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
YULE GIFT EXCHANGE(S) – TRI-BARONY YULE or (Yulange a tois if
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.
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.
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Note that the above Weather and Map information is generated from the site address and can be easily confused. The weather will say if its for the branch or for the site. It will be for the site if the site can be found, but this again is not always the case, and if the site is some distance from the branch then the weather may be different.