In Memoriam: the Passing of Baroness Elwyn of Fountaingrove

Ed. Note:   Baroness Elwyn of Fountaingrove was the second Baroness of Forgotten Sea; from 1979 to 1983 with HE Morgan Griffith of York, and from 1983 to 1988 with HE Davro son of Davril son of Davin

The photos have been corrected from an earlier version of this post.

 

Unto the Their Royal Majesties Xersis and BelAnna, Imperator and Imperatrix of Noble Calontir, and to all Peers and Populace of this Land comes these words of remembrance from the pen of Master Mellitus of Rouncivale.

Let candles be lit and let Glimgloria sing “Non Nobis”. Let the bards and historians speak on the deeds of Baroness Elwyn of Fountaingrove.

Baroness Elwyn served Calontir from the earliest days when we were a region of the Middle Kingdom. It is said that she was instrumental in the early growth of Calontir.

Elwyn began her journey in the SCA in the Shire of the Fountains, which would be absorbed into the Shire of Forgotten Sea. Elwyn was awarded arms by King Moonwulf and Queen Zarina of the Middle Kingdom in May of AS XIII.

Elwyn served as Baroness of Forgotten Sea from April of AS XIV to May XXIII. She served with Baron Morgan of York and Baron Davro son of Davril, and under their leadership, Forgotten Sea grew and prospered. Elwyn was the third person invited into the Order of the Cross of Calontir by Warlord Humpk d’Bohunk (HG William Vatavia) in his last court at Calontir’s first Coronet Tourney. King HE Thorvald Anlafsson the Golden and HE Queen Branwyn Whiteraven honored her as a baroness of Their Court when her tenure was done. As Regional and then Principality Seneschal of Calontir, it was her efforts that coordinated our transition from Region to Principality.

Though she has rarely been seen at events in recent years, the work she did so long ago lives on in our Kingdom. Elwyn was known for her singing voice and her love of dance as well as the kindness and generosity she showed to all whom she came across. Many of those who joined the SCA in those early days benefited from her guidance and are now counted as Peers of the Realm. Calontir, honor well the memory of Baroness Elwyn of Fountaingrove for her legacy lives on in you.

 

More Classes at Horse and Falcons

There will be classes other than the Playing with Fire food related ones! See below for class descriptions.

It is NOT too late to add your class! Contact Countess Ylva Jonsdottir on Facebook or email ylva@lewis-neff.net

Florentine Fashion, Taught by Lady Gianna Viviani, 2 PM Saturday in the permanent shelter: This class looks at women’s fashion in Florence, Italy between 1490-1540. We will discuss the various layers and how you can build a versatile wardrobe with a few pieces. (bring a chair).

Whole Cloth Dyeing, taught by Lady Agnes von Heidelberg. Location – TBD (near water!):

  • Saturday: 9am to 10am – Dyes 101 (lecture class) 10:30am to ?? – Setting up Mordant and Dye vat(s) for the day .
    • 1pm to 3pm– Using a log to whole cloth mordant fabric for dyeing (Yarn can be mordanted after whole cloth projects are completed)
    • Either 4pm to 6pm or 6pm to 8pm – whole cloth dyeing with the log (Yarn can be dyed after whole cloth projects are completed)
  • Sunday: 10am to 11am – Introduction to the Indigo dye vat including setup
    • 1pm to whenever we are done – whole cloth indigo dyeing (Yarn can be dyed after whole cloth projects are completed)
    • Students who want to bring personal projects please contact Lady Agnes ahead of time to discuss feasibility of addition to already planned dye projects.

Post expires at 8:23am on Tuesday September 18th, 2018

In Search of Viscount Brummbär Family Chain

Bavarian engraving of a medieval tournament from the 1400s. Public domain in the US

His Excellency Duncan Bruce of Logan is in search of the knight’s chain passed down through the line of Viscount Gunter Brummbär von Schwarzberg. 

His Excellency seek the chain for the knighting ceremony of his squire, The Honorable Lord Dirik von Rosswald, in order to continue the ancient tradition passed down by his ancestors.

Dirik’s vigil and elevation are to be held at the Tournament of Horse and Falcons this Labor Day, and His Excellency would pray that he have the chain in hand well before that time.  If you know of its whereabouts, please contact him at clayton@lewis-neff.net

Post expires at 6:48pm on Saturday September 15th, 2018

Playing with Fire at Horse and Falcons — Inn Menu

Playing with Fire at Horse and Falcons will hold a donation inn on both Saturday and Sunday

Saturday

Bakers Guild: Bread, cookies, cakes, sweet bread, pies, tarts. fresh cookies and fritters, beignet/doughnuts

Mèstra Giraude Benet: skewers of marinated fire-roasted meat (pork and chicken) and also marinated fire-roasted veggies

Master Mathurin Kerbusso: Mujaddara (lentils, rice and onions, with and without lamb)

HL Ysabel de la Oya: Stewed Pork and Radish Salad
Mistress Sybilla Swaine: A Selection of Savory Vegetables (Vegan and Gluten Friendly)

Mistress Alianora Jehannette des Amandiers: Kale and White Bean Soup (Vegan no Meat Products, gluten free), Chicken, Kale and White Bean Soup (gluten free)

Sunday

Bakers Guild: Bread, cookies, cakes, sweet bread, pies, tarts. fresh cookies and fritters, beignet/doughnuts

Master Mathurin Kerbusso: Saulcisses en potage (Sausages with apples, onions, cinnamon and nutmeg)

HL Ysabel de la Oya: Cheese

Mistress Alianora Jehannette des Amandiers: Vegetable soup (vegan, gluten free) Pot of Vegetable Beef with Barley Soup (To contain gluten)

Mistress Sybilla Swaine: A Selection of Savory Vegetables (Vegan and Gluten Friendly)

Mathurin Kerbusso, Pyrosteward

Post expires at 1:41pm on Thursday September 13th, 2018

Playing with Fire at Horse and Falcons — Class Schedule

Playing with Fire at Horse and Falcons will be holding classes Saturday, September 1, 2018

 

Note: Most classes are hands on. Multiple cooking fires will be used. They will be hot. Take appropriate precautions. No hanging sleeves, no open-toed shoes, keep hair secured. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fires, other than those in the Laurel Holler (aka The Bull Woods) oven and fire circle, must be in above ground containers (Roman stoves, Viking a-frames, portable fire pits or similar) and all fires must have an ABC fire extinguisher. 

No classes are scheduled for Sunday, September 2, but informal cooking sessions and discussions are encouraged. 

8 am:  Meat and Egg Pies, Mistress Alianora des Almandiers
We will discuss pies and hand pies in period. Weather permitting, we may make pies/hand pies in the oven onsite to be donated to the Inn at lunch. Of course these will need to be sampled by those attending to assure for excellent quality! This is a hands-on class. You will make items to taste and share as a group. I will have a donation jar available to help cover material fees, but a donation is not required to come and play with us. 2-hour class.

9 am:  Hearth Cooking, Mèstra Giraude Benet
Learn how to use a wood-burning fireplace hearth or outdoor fire. Class participants will fry, roast, boil, stew, and bake, and also learn important lessons on fire safety and caring for the hearth and cooking implements to be used. Students will enjoy the fruits of their labors as lunch. $5 donation requested to help cover the cost of foods to be cooked. This is a hands-on class. (Please note: No one under the age of 18 without a parent or guardian.) 3-hour class.

9 am:  Pottage, THL Ysabel de la Oya
We’ll make a pottage, creating it from period based on what a normal pottage would have. 2-hour class.

10 am:  Knife Sharpening, Lord Hirakawa Kagetora
Class will teach you how to sharpen your knives and keep them sharp. It will cover whetstones, oilstones, sandpaper and the use (and misuse) of steels. Bring your knives. There should be time for some hands-on practice. 1-hour class.

10 am:  Breads and Flatbreads, Mistress Alianora des Almandiers
We will discuss bread in period and use a redacted period bread recipe (Rastons) to make dough and bake it off in either the oven on site or a small portable stoneware pizza oven. Weather permitting, we will also have access to a fire pit to make some flatbreads. Come and make some bread This is a hands-on class, you will make items to taste and share as a group. I will have a donation jar available to help cover material fees, but a donation is not required to come and play with us. 2-hour class.

11 am:  Feeding Mobs, Lord Hirakawa Kagetora
It’s not always a feast or an inn. Sometimes you just want to throw a giant party, all night, for dirt cheap. Come learn how we did the Tor Tuesday party the last two years running! 1-hour class.

11 am: Foods for Fasting: Vegan Dishes in the Middle Ages, Mistress Sibilla Swaine
Think that plant-based diets are modern? Come learn about the abundant medieval recipes that were developed for the multitude of religious fasting days, and just how easy it is to modify recipes to suityour needs! For the purposes of this class, fish will be excluded in the menu of fast approved foods. 1-hour class.

Noon to 1 pm:  Donation Lunch Inn

Noon:  Cooking in Clay Pots over Fire Pit/Fire Table/Oven: Making Baked Apples and Apple Tarts, Mistress Alianora des Almandiers
We will discuss how to use and clean your clay cooking pots. We will then make our baked apples and depending on how long it takes our apples to bake, we may be able to make apple tarts in the oven (if the weather permits). This is a hands-on class. You will make items to taste and share as a group. I will have a donation jar available to help cover material fees, but a donation is not required to come and play with us. 2-hour class.

1 pm:  Heat and Spices, Lord Hirakawa Kagetora
There’s more to spices than just throwing them on top of something and calling it done. Learn the differences of tinctures, decoctions, roasting and frying spices. There will be samples. 1-hour class.

2 pm:  Getting Started in Outdoor Cooking, The Honorable Lady Fiondel Songspinner
This class is specifically designed for those gentles who have not done a great deal of outdoor cooking, or who have limited equipment and/or limited funds for equipment purchases. We’ll look at easy ways to get started, menu choices that serve many for not much, and period foods that are inexpensive and relatively easy to make. 1-hour class.

2 pm:  Making Fresh Cheese, Mistress Alianora des Almandiers
We will discuss basic fresh cheese and how it differs from a hard/aged cheese. During the class we will make both a loose fresh curd cheese (spreadable) and a pressed fresh curd cheese. We will also experiment with different ways to flavor cheeses and enjoy taste testing each other’s cheesy creations. This is a hands-on class. You will make items to taste and share as a group. I will have a donation jar available to help cover material fees, but a donation is not required to come and play with us. 1-hour class.

3 pm:  Medieval Fire Starting, Mistress Lilian Bowyer
Class will show you how to start a fire with flint and steel, how to catch the spark and keep it going, and what materials to use. Class will also look at many small stoves you can use when camping. 1-hour class.

3 pm:  Yes Whey! Mistress Alianora des Almandiers
Stay after the Fresh Cheese Class or join us independently for a chance to discuss the different types of whey and their uses. Attendees will be able to sample the whey from the previous Making Fresh Cheese class as well as other whey-prepared items. This is a discussion/roundtable class where we can share information and ideas. There will be a hand-out with some ideas on how to utilize whey and I will leave plenty of room to take notes of other ideas that are discussed. You will be able to taste/experience some items that one can use whey for. If you’re an experienced cheesemaker please come share your experience, experiments, and ideas with us too! 1-hour class.

4 pm:  The Culture of Cooking, THL Ysabel de la Oya
This class will look at the cultural, economic, legal, and scientific reasons why people in the Middle Ages ate the way they did. 1-hour class.

4 pm:  Noodley Goodness: Medieval Mac and Cheese, Mistress Alianora des Almandiers
Come learn how to make fresh egg noodles and then we will cook the noodles and make Makerouns. It’s no coincidence that this class is happening at about dinner time. Makerouns is a period redaction of Mac and Cheese from the 14th Century English source Form of Cury. And yes, we will eat this lovely dish when comes out of the oven. This is a hands-on class. You will make items to taste and share as a group. I will have a donation jar available to help cover material fees, but a donation is not required to come and play with us. 2-hour class.

 

Mathurin Kerbusso, Pyrosteward

Post expires at 2:05pm on Thursday September 13th, 2018

Playing with Fire at Horse and Falcons — Moved to Laurel Holler! (AKA The Bull Woods)

 

Due to changes after the flyer went to the Mews, the location for Playing with Fire at Horse and Falcons is not correct in the flyer:

Playing with Fire will be in Laurel Holler (AKA The Bull Woods), across from showers. See the map below.

The donation in, on both Saturday and Sunday, will be located just outside the Holler, and will run from Noon until the food runs out.

Mathurin Kerbusso, Pyrosteward

 

 

Tournament of Horse and Falcons and Playing with Fire II: Together at Last!

 

Tournament of Horse and Falcons 

Come join the Barony of Forgotten Sea (http://www.bfs-kc.org/) for a long weekend full of fun, fighting, revelry, archery and ponies! We will have multiple fighting scenarios for both rattan and steel fighting, a variety of fabulous archery shoots, equestrian activities, children’s activities, arts and sciences competitions, and revelry well into the early hours. Please come and join us!

Event Stewards: Mistress Jaida de Leon (Sandra Tapp
Lady AElin Kausi ( Alicia Glessner Rosebrough)
hf_eventsteward@bgs-kc.org
(816) 824-6003 or (816-752-3044) (between 5pm and 9pm please)

Playing with Fire II

Cooking in a Period way, over fire and outdoors. Classes and workshops, vendors, and more! What could be more fun! We will be at the Tournament of Horse and Falcons, September 1st and 2nd, in the Laurel Holler area, renamed Playing with Fire Dell.

Event Steward: Master Mathurin Kerbusso (Rex Deaver playingwithfire@bfs-kc.org)

Two Events for the Price of One!  August 31, 2018- September 3, 2018

Site opens 3pm, August 31st, closes noon, September 3rd.
Hosted by the Barony of Forgotten Sea

Site:
Kelsey Short Youth Camp (aka, the Lilies site)
17980 Collins Rd, Smithville, MO 64809
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/qpDsXRybqqw

Event Registration:
Adult Event Registration: $20
Adult Member Discount Registration: $15
Youth 6-17: $10
Child (5 & under): free
Make checks payable to: SCA Inc. – Barony of Forgotten Sea
Note: Everyone will be required to sign an equestrian waiver to be admitted to site.

Watch for more information about both events! 

Post expires at 9:56am on Monday October 8th, 2018

Court Report for Feast of Eagles, July 28, 2018

Alfonso X “El Sabio” and his Court, 13th Century. Public domain in the US.

Ms. Dorcas is on assignment to the Debatable Lands, so we are re-printing, in part, Lord Hugo van Harlo‘s report as posted on the Calonlist:


Lord Leon Oliver, an Award of Arms

Lady Astryd Gleðill, an Award of Arms

Lady Thorlein Knockenhauer, a Torse

Lord Bauduin de Wolf, an Award of Arms

The boon begged for His Lordship Dirik Von Rosswald to be invited to
the Order of Chivalry

Let it also been known that applications for the Kingdom
Webminister, a Great Officer of State, shall be accepted until
September 30th. Candidate interviews to be held at Crown Tournament,
and the new webminister announced at Vertigo.

Cattle Raids – August 24-26, 2018

Website:  https://cattleraids.wordpress.com/

Where:  Cass Count Fairgrounds, Weeping Water, NE 68463

When:  Site opens at 5 pm Friday, August 24. Site closes 10 am Sunday, August 26

Fees:  Site fee is $15.00 for adults, $10.00 with membership discount, youth is $10.00 for ages 6-17, and children 5 and under are free. Keep in mind, the age of majority in Nebraska is 19.

Make checks payable to:  SCA, Inc. – Barony of Mag Mor

Lunch Inn & Feast: Lunch $5, Feast $10. Menu TBA, please contact the Event Steward with any dietary concerns.

Event Steward: 

Lord Fastmundr Eldjarnsson, called Fasti
Luke Hupp
1630 Denby pl
Lincoln, NE 68505
402-570-2010 or fastmundreldjarnsson@gmail.com

Activities:

  • Archery
  • Equestrian
  • Armored Combat
  • Children’s Activities
  • Cut and Thrust
  • A&S Show and Tell
  • A Blank Borders Competition for Mag Mor Baronial Scrolls
  • A Children’s A&S Competition: Something Norse, in any medium

Directions:

  • From the Southeast: Take I-29 north to Nebraska Hwy 2 (towards Nebraska City). Continue west to US Hwy 75. Go north on US Hwy 75 to Nebraska Hwy 1E and turn left (west). Go approximately 12 miles and turn left on 144th St. Site is on the right.
  • From the Northeast: Take your best route to US Hwy 75. Go south to Nebraska Hwy 1E and turn right (west). Go approximately 12 miles and turn left on 144th St. Site is on the right.
  • From the west (Lincoln): Take your best route to US Hwy 6 (that’s O Street) and go east for about 25 miles. Turn left onto Nebraska Hwy 50N and go 7 miles. Turn right onto Nebraska Hwy 1E for 2 miles. Turn right onto 144th Street. Site is on the right.


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Post expires at 2:47pm on Thursday August 30th, 2018

Playing With Fire II Deadlines for Menu and Classes

Just a Gentle reminder that:

  • The deadline to submit menu items for the donation inn is August 1st, 2018, and
  • The deadline for submitting classes is also August 1st, 2018

The donation inn is a fundraiser for the Cook’s Guild. Folks will come around to each of the cooks flying the Inn banner. If you wish to contribute menu items for the donation inn, for either Saturday or Sunday, please submit to me at rex.deaver@gmail.com before August 1st. Also, consider submitting at least one vegetarian dish, so that all may partake.

If I do not have sufficient items submitted to present a reasonable meal for a good number of people, I will cancel the inn. This does not prevent cooks from offering samples on their own, we just won’t be collecting donations.

Classes will be scheduled based on submissions and times requested. Please send your SCA and modern nam, class name, description, and any fees or supplies needed to lorrainegehring@gmail.com before August 1st. Classes that are scheduled will have priority sites assigned within the Playing with Fire dell (Lillies food court).

Cooks who have not scheduled classes are still welcome to set up and participate, but will be allocated space on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please see Mathurin before setting up in the dell, to avoid having to be relocated. I will be available Friday evening until 10 pm, and no later than 9 am both Saturday and Sunday.

 


 

Cooking in a Period way, over fire and outdoors. Classes and workshops, vendors, and more! What could be more fun!

We will be at the Tournament of Horse and Falcons, September 1st and 2nd, in the Lillies Food Court area, renamed Playing with Fire Dell.

Bring your above ground cooking setups. We will be providing several large bags of lump charcoal. If you wish to cook with wood, please purchase locally; do not bring wood from outside of Clay County.  You can also pick up dead fall for fuel, but no tree cutting is allowed. Each cooking location will need to have a fire extinguisher, Class AB minimum.

Merchants are welcome; see the Horse and Falcons event information for merchant fees.

At this time we are taking submissions for classes. Please send your requests to lorrainegehring@gmail.com and include:

– SCA and modern name
– Name of the class and description
– If there will be any fees

We are planning a donation inn as a fundraiser for the Cook’s Guild. Donations will be taken at flying the Inn banner. If you wish to contribute menu items for the donation inn, for either Saturday or Sunday, please submit to me at rex.deaver@gmail.com before August 1st. Also, consider submitting at least one vegetarian dish, so that all may partake.

If I do not have sufficient items submitted to present a reasonable meal for a good number of people, I will cancel the inn. This does not prevent cooks from offering samples on their own, we just won’t be collecting donations.

 

Post expires at 3:20pm on Friday September 14th, 2018