AS XIII and AS XIV
Tourney of the Chalice
The Barony of Wyvernwood
reported by Morric Haast, MoS Wyvernwood in his report to Nicolai Staritsvaya, Dep. MoS Meridies for Trimaris.
The group’s main thrust for early January was aimed towards our Tourney of the Chalice, our first major weekend event since Baronial Bash in AS XIII. As those who attended can testify, it was a complete success. Of scientific interest, the Tourney’s feast was an excellent example of cooking in the society, particularly when dealing with such numbers to be served. Also, our refurbished trebuchet made further evidence of our group’s activities. Individual work was also much in sight, the first fruits of our renaissance visible to the rest of the populace – most prominent of these projects were those of Ld. Ragnar Hadrada (his crossbow, live weapons, ca 1200 folding chair, and awning) Sir Bruno von der Eiche, and his wife Lady Katea von Linse (their tent, personal accessories, and sundry products of 10 years expertise in the SCA) Lastly, and through publicity is rarely of a scientific nature (alas), it serves to note that P.M. Magazine’s video documentary put a great deal of emphasis upon both the arts & sciences in the society, pointing out the trebuchet and Ld. Ragnar’s chain mail as examples. A subsequent newspaper article on Ld. Ragnar focusing almost entirely upon his handcrafting and philosophy of “scrounging” materials whenever possible.
Shire of West Isles (Clearwater/Largo) founded
1-6-79 Shire of West Isles (Clearwater/Largo) founded The members of Narval Dorado in the Clearwater and Dunidin area broke away and formed their own shire.
An Crosaire’s Twelfth Night Revel
On 1-6-79 the Twelfth Night Revel was sponsored by the members of Tigh na Baothaire and held at their abode. The shire attended enforce with Sir Bronislous Lord Vilnius, Augustine and Augustine’s lady from Wyvernwoode attending. The feast was duc de pot luck with all contributing and entertainment was provided by two unlikely belly dancers (Kriemhilde von Habichtslager and Cedrin Etainnighean) and a rather sodden Bardic Circle. Gifts were exchanged. The whole group then departed to the hospital in full garb to entertain a shire member who was there for a bone graft operation. The shire unanimously voted to petition for baronial status and unanimously chose to nominate Sir Tetsuo and mistress Kimineko as Baron and Baroness.
Southkeep’s Twelfth Night Revel
In January, 1979 Southkeep held a 12th Night Revel
Twelfth Nigh Revel
1-6-79 the Twelfth Night Revel was autocrated by Hunter’s Glade and featured guests were the Adventurers Club. The Historian of Narval Dorado wrote “Although there was quite a bit of mundanity, it was a success, the Adventurers Club enjoyed themselves.” Lady Warji na was awarded her Laurel at this event.
Starhaven Anniversary Revel
1-10-79 The gentlefolke of Trimaris are invited to join in the celebration of the rekindling fire of Starhaven’s comet. A pot-luck feast will be held at the Melbourne Recreation Department’s Adult Building. We hope to have a roast goose, but other meats as well as side dishes and desserts are welcome. Kitchen facilities are available. Spiced cider will be available in quantity, along with such other mild beverages as ye may contrive. There will be a Bardic Circle. Autocrats Elizabeth andAlan DuGoff
The Canton of Mathom Trove (Palatka) was founded
In February, 1979, the Canton Of Mathom Trove (Palatka) was founded
Talewinds vol.2, no.6, June AS XVIII The history of Mathom Trove actually goes back many years, even before the Current Middle Ages. The lands known to us today as Vynicorn’s Keype and Hospyce were settled and established by Taliesynne Nycheymwrh more than twenty years ago. For a long time the lands lay uninhabited while Taliesynne traveled the Knowne World finding notoriety and acclaim.
Meanwhile, Knikolos Major, a native of the St. Johns River Valley, was studying Heraldry with Lord Dafydd Seren yr Draig in An Crosaire. Knikolos introduced his friends Elom Eikinskjalde and Ara Arisdottir to the good folke of An Crosaire and the ways of the C.M.A. In August of AS XIII, Knikolos returned from his travels to Major Manor. Along with Elom and Ara the incipient canton was founded with Knikolos as the first Seneschal. The canton consisted of all the lands of the St. John’s River Basin – north to Blackthorne, south to Sirrush Mir, west to An Crosaire, and east to the sea.
At Yuletide of the same year, Taliesynne, now a Master of the Pelican and Founding Baron Wyvernwood, returned to the Keype to re-establish his holdings and informed the novice canton that they were living nearly on the very lands of Vynicorne’s Keype. He then guided the canton in its formation in the role of its first Herald. The name Mathom Trove was chosen, meaning “Place of Earthly Treasures.” The Arms, Badge and Flag were submitted and passed.
By this time An Crosaire had become large and a Barony was to be formed. Sir Tetsuo and Mistress Kimineko were crowned Baron and Baroness An Crosaire at Mathom Trove’s first event in April AS XIII, held at the Keype. Also at that event, Knikolos received an Award of Arms and became Protégée to Master Tally. After a time Tonialydd joined Mathom Trove and became its second Seneschal. Knikolos left to travel the Known World. Mathom Trove had attained some reputation as a place of learning and good revelry. In the years XV and XVI this reputation was bolstered greatly by Master Tally’s founding of the Norrey Academie of Armorie for the study of Heraldry and by many events and revels. During this time the population was increased by Diego Francisco Alvarez and Robin Foxxe of Cantshire, both students of Theatrical Arts, and Moira Branwyn, an Irish lass adept in the study of metaphysics phenomena.
At Yuletide of XVI, the Seneschalit had passed to Diego, Lord Knikolos had returned and a revel was planned to celebrate the prosperity of the canton. The feast was autocrated by Moira and decorations of the season were provided by Gafyn Meridudd, a gentle well learned in flora and horticulture. Original plans called for 25-30 guests. In fact, 87 good gentles were welcomed that night.
Spring of XVI brought with it an Award of Arms for Diego, the Seneschalit to Moira, and Dorcas Leslie, the Widow, from the West back to her native home. The Anniversary of Mathom Trove was transformed into the St. George Faire. This event is meant as a re-creation of earlier times. We find it fun to dress in the garb of the 1350’s and live as those of Ancient Days. Perhaps someday there will be interest among the people to re-create many earlier times. Maybe there will be a Society to Create these Anachronisms!
Feast of the Imbolic
On 2-3-79 the Household of Isle Moonborn presented the Feast of the Imbolic at the Sanford Chamber of Commerce in Sanford, FL. This was the first event given by the Household and was in celebration of the Celtic Goddess Brigit. “If fair weather prevails, folke will gather Saturday Feb. 3, commencing at noon in the park near the feast hall. Feast is indoors and begins at 7 pm. Competitions held for Most Tasty Dessert, Lord or Lady of Misrule (before the feast) and an entertainment contest for tale telling and reciting and musical talents. Elvish music discs of appropriate music welcomed, as are candles and banners. Autocrat Lady Amarath Jean.
(Historian’s report, by Michael Kennethson) There were 21 people at the event, 14 guests, 7 autocrats. There was varied entertainments. There was a lord of misrule contest, won by one from Darkwater. There were two games of Plaque and two cloven apples. The entertainment and Most Tasty Dessert contests were not known to have been held. It shall be noted that the Plastic Turkey and Bucolic Buzzard were not in evidence.
2-4-79 the St. Petersburg Times featured An Crosaire in an article entitled “They create New Versions of an Old World” and interviewed Lord Seamus McCryu McHoo (Elmar Schmeisser).
2-9/10-79 Wyvernwood participated in the Gasparilla Festival sponsored by the Tampa Downtown Development Authority. On 2-9-79 Franklin Street Mall sponsored the first Gasparilla Street festival and Masquerade Ball. The ball featured a live dance band, a costume competition and the coronation of a Street King and Queen. On Saturday, the Gasparilla parade was held ending that evening in a street dance.
St. Valentines Massacre
On 2-9/11-79 the massacre once again took place. Listed in attendance were Yushio, Frafnir, Najib, Keana, Janna, Lady Caroline, Corineous, Dlot, Agustine, Katherine, and Sir Bronislaus from Wyvernwood; Master Taliesynne, Steven, Elam and Ara and Knikolos from Mathom Trove; John of Lithia from Hunter’s Glade; Bisselieaus, Jarl and Boadicae from Castlemere; Aelfryth from West Isles; Dhimetria, Dolanar and Strider from Starhaven; Mistress Varina, Jannara and Bamchut from Narval Dorado; Iaroslav from White Buck Forest; Duncan, Sir Francios and Elham from Draconia; Mirokyu and Glynnys from Darkwater; Lady Armide and Brent of House Chimera; Holtmar, Catherine, Sir Tetsuo, Lady Kimineko, Lord Seamus, Kriemhilde, Cedrin, Siobhan and Cher from An Crosaire.
Caroline was presented with an Award of Arms, Lady Kimi was presented with the Order of the Laurel; Jed was presented with an Award of Arms; and Seamus was invited to join Mistress Varina’s household. Sir Francois won the list and Lady Caroline was crowned the new Baroness of Wyvernwood.
West Isle Anniversary Revel
2-16-79 West Isles held their First Anniversary Revel
2-17-79 Castlemere held a demo at GenCon South Wargamers Convention, they put on a fighting and costuming exhibit.
2-24-79 The Shire of Oldenfeld’s flyer for the Ring Tourney states “From 1823, and for well over sixty years (interrupted only by the War Between the States) the Ring Tourney was an annual event in Tallahassee, held on George Washington’s Birthday. In honor of our spiritual forebears, the Shire of Oldenfeld is now renewing the tradition of the tourney.”
listed autocrats were Lord Hrafen Haruthi and Aethelthryth of Acleah and took place on the Florida State University campus, the list on Landis Green and the revel at Ruge Hall Episcopal Student Canter. The Collegium listed classes in Musical composition, medieval military history, and SCA Latin.
Ringling Medieval Faire
3-3/4-79. Narval Dorado participated in the Ringling Museum Medieval Faire. The fair has been a yearly event put on by New College campus of the University of South Florida and the Ringling Fair. This year there has been major cooperation between the Fair and the SCA. Lady Enriqueta Isabel de Reyes y Mora was the person in charge of the SCA involvement. This year the SCA was listed as performers on the program. The SCA did perform and demonstrate. Wyvernwood brought their trebuchet, Southkeype presented a play, Narval Dorado brought a display. SCA fighters put on a fighting demonstration and provided color for a fight scene from Shakespear. Everyone took part in the processions. Lord Artorius provided two new pavilions which he built which proved most useful during the rains. According to Lady Enriqueta Ringling sent a check for $100 which was divided between Trimaris, Wyvernwood, Southkeype and Narval Dorado.
Oldenfeld Anniversary Revel
3-17-79, The Shire of Oldenfeld held their Anniversary Revel
In April. 1979 The Shire of Castlemere held a demo at the Gun and Arm Show
On 4-15-79, An Crosaire held an egg hunt at Tigh-na-Baothaire. Cedrin stated that it is hard hiding eggs in tress if you are only 5’2 and they are 6’2, but we managed and we hunted and ate, drake and talked. Then it was decided that we need to learn how to dance. An impromptu dance class was held in the driveway to which we formed a tentative idea of teaching dancing at events.
Mead Rally and Revel
The First Annual Sangre del Sol Mead Rally and Revel was held at Talisman’s house in Boca Raton on 4-19-79.
Ren Fair Demo
In April, 1979 The Shire of Southkeep performed a medieval play “Adam and Eve” at the Sarasota Renaissance Faire
4-19-79, West Isles/Wyvernwood/Narval Dorado held a demo at SPJC, Clearwater Campus
4-21/22-79 Sleep Wars were held in Hot Springs GA with South Downs & Iron Mountains – (An Crosaire’s Historian, Cedrin, writes) “the spectators and most of the fighters fell asleep before anything happened. However, there was fighting and a mundane television crew which took video tapes of the event. Seamus fought King John in challenge matches and beat him twice – he had to be tied down to keep from floating away with elation.
An Crosaire became a Barony
An Crosaire’s Baronial Investiture
On 4-28/29 The Barony of An Crosaire and its canton Mathom Trove invite one and all to the elevation of Sir Tetsuo, Lord Sakura and Mistress Kimineko, Lady Sakura as Baron and Baroness. This event is to be held in Mathom Trove at the Fen of Unicorn’s Keype. The site is primitive so some prepared. There will be many enjoyments other than the elevation and court of the Baron and Baroness, including games, dancing and, of course, Bardic Circle. A Merchant’s Alley will be set up for any trades folke that wish. There will be no organized list, but for any who wish to exercise their prowess, a melee field is close at hand. Autocrat was Knikolos Major. The court was Japanese.
The first awarding of the Order of the Cross and Serpent. – Lord Seamus McCryu McCo
Lord Dafydd Dragonstar
Award of Arms – Knikolos Major of Salem
Cher de Bellevue became Regional Herald for Trimaris
AS XIV (1979-1980)
Sangre del Sol Revel
5-5-79 the Shire of Sangre del Sol held a revel
West Isle Revel
5-12-79 West Isles held a Celebration Revel. The food featured at the feast was baked chicken and strawberries in pudding. The event was attended by many of Narval Dorado and Wyvernwood.
Trimaris Memorial Tourney IV
On 5-26/28-79 The Trimaris Consillium sponsored the Trimaris Memorial Tourney IV at the Forest of Marianna. Activities listed were on Saturday a fighters clinic, then a memorial lyst, on Sunday open melees and games. Both Saturday and Sunday listed classes were: Embroidery, SCA fencing, Arabic Etiquette, Pen Cutting and Calligraphy, Precedence and Protocol, costuming, fingerweaving, Japanese Etiquette, copper etching and dancing. All during the weekend non- competitive displays were encouraged. Autocrat Sir Tetsuo Lord Sakura; Feastcrat Cher de Belvue; Collegium Autocrat, Lord Jed Silverstar. This event was attended by over 100 people. A significant occurrence at this event was the Town Meeting on Sunday was to discuss the plans to petition for Principality. The event was attended by Crown Princess Alix and several other people from South Downs. Lord Seamus McCryu McHoo, Mistress Kimineiko, Lady Sakura dn Sir Tetsuo, Lord Sakura, Baron and Baroness An Crosaire all received the Order of the Ordered Order.
Award of Arms – Canel Regenweald, called Mentor
Edward of Effingham
James the Mad Beggar
Joanna de Bocage
(An Crosaire’s Historian Report by Cedrin) General Mayhem mainly. The Crown Princes Alix graced us with her presence, as did various important folk from South Downs. Besides classes, a fighters clinic and list were held. The feast was autocrated by Cher and went over well (we still have pickled eggs left though). The Scum Guild absconded the Mystery Burgundian and unfortunately gave him back.
Narval Dorado Town Meeting
6-10-79 a Town Meeting for the Shire of Narval Dorado was held at the residence of Lady Enriqueta. These town meetings were a regularly scheduled events, however, in this one it was decided that a new office was needed, that of Hospitaller, for the express purpose to help newcomers to the SCA integrate into the society. The meeting started with a short jewelry sale by Lady Enriqueta to bring in money for the Narval Dorado Exchequer. The jewelry was donated by Sin and Jadwiga.
The first topic of discussion was upcoming events. At Midsummer’s Eve Revel, Narval Dorado will host the elevation of the new Baron Wyvernwood, Yashio Kamashita. It was decided that Narval Dorado will give his excellency a wall hanging bearing a wyvern. Also at Midsummer’s Eve Revel there is to be a wishing well to be build by Saelida Ericsdohtor.
A new officer for Narval was discussed, the Hospitaller but after much discussion the matter was tabled for later. Anne of Liesse was appointed Exchequer. Lord Timur van Schlockmeyer stepped down as Master of Arts and the new MoA is Laure Rocheriel. Michael Kennethson remained as Historian.
A short class and discussion was held on various awards and the criteria for such awards to help people with recommendations for awards .
On 6-16/17-79 Castlemere held a “Fantasy Feast” at Goldenhead State Park with Alexander Shadowstalker, the Bard listed as autocrat. Listed events were a William Tell competition, Bardic and Arts contest with a fantasy theme, a riddle contest, a ladies joust, and bells and pillows competition. There was a Baron Munchausen contest, a kite contest, and an Orcish bludgeon duel. Tushiro, Boadiccea and Alexander were awarded their AOA’s.
(An Crosaire’s Historian Report by Cedrin) First the site was moved and then it was hot. There was an archery contest which Cher won and various and assorted Fantasy games which were too hot to do. The feast went over well and I’m sure if they had pickled eggs at their feast, they’s still have some left over.
Second Anniversary and Midsummer’s Eve Revel
On 6-23-79. Narval Dorado held “Midsummer’s Eve Revel” to celebrate Narval Dorado’s 2nd anniversary, at the home of Anne of Liesse who was also autocrat of this event. This event saw three courts.
The first court was held by the Seneschal of Narval Dorado, Lady Enriqueta. During the court pewter bracelets were awarded to Anne of Liesse, Jirel ni Cahil, Bamchut Mitsuhashi and Christiant Penesdracus Aurdona. A new badge was given out, an embroidered band bearing the livery colors of Narval Dorado with a thin gold border and the letters “N” & “D” at each end of the band also in gold. The first of the bands, which ultimately are to be given to each citizen of Narval Dorado, was given to Laure Richeriel, as she was the youngest one there.
The next court was that of the Baron and Baroness An Crosaire. Gifts and awards were given. Then came the court of Lady Caroline Sylvan, Baroness Wyvernwood and Master Taliesynne, Founding Baron Wyvernwood. During their court Yushio Kamashita was elevated to Baron Wyvernwood. There were approximately 80 people attending this event.
Award of Arms – Siobhan ni Filidheacht and Cher de Bellevue
Order of the Velvet Owl – Lord Jed Silverstar
First Annual Sargassum Defense
In June, 1979 The Shire of Southkeep held the “First Annual Sargassum Defense”
on 7-21-79. Mathom Trove held a “Herald’s Picnic” There were several heraldic classes and then a Mathom hunt in the ravines. Unfortunately, many of the clues to the hunt were absconded by mundanes, so there was much frustration – all turned out well eventually. A bibliographic lecture on heraldic references, with the actual references to hand, was presented. Much interest was generated with the device conundrums, with prizes for correct blazons going to Lady Cher, Lord Jed and Holdmar.
Talewinds, vol.2, no.6, June AS XVIII The Norrey Academie of Armorie was founded at the Herald’s Picnic on St. Swithinmas. AS XIV (July 1979) to serve the needs of Heralds in Trimaris and provide consistent education in the science of Armorie. Sittings in the Academie are held four times a year, usually the first Saturdays in February (Joricmas), May (Roodmas), and October (Ethelburgmas), and the Saturday nearest July 15 (Swithimas), the Herald’s Picnic. Examination sittings are held annually at the Herald’s Picnic for those who wish to test their knowledge and progress, and proficiency certificates are issued for levels of successful performance.
7-28-79 Starhaven held “Summer Stars”
From June 29th Seneschal’s letter from Lady Enriqueta Isabel de Reyes y Mora, Regional Seneschal for Trimaris to all Seneschals of Trimaris.
“Please welcome the new Shire of Arenal, in the Pensacola area. Arenal is Spanish, meaning “sandpit or quicksand” and is pronounced Ah ray nal (accent on the last syllable). No, this is not Sirenia reborn, though I think a few of the Sirenians are still in the area and will be joining Arenal actively. The new Seneschal is Vyord Troshaven (John Webster) and I am told that Ld Volsung Redbeard will be Arenal’s Herald.
8-11-79 The Peasant’s Revel was held on 8-11-79 with participants from An Crosaire, Oldenfeld, Narval Dorado, Hunter’s Glade and Castlemere. Most of the activity consisted of eating, drinking and talking – a proverb war was waged as the first round of the Bardic Circle.
Award of Arms – Suzanne Renee Barineau
Sand Castle Revel
8-12-79 Narval Dorado proclaims for Arts & Sciences. Be ye on Notyce: All ye builders, masons, carpenters, hod carriers 7 apprentyces. Know that ye all are bidden to come to the Island of Calades, whereon will be a great contest in the building of castles, (Sand, that is). On Sunday, August 12, Caravelle leaves the Dunedin City Marina. Bring meat and drink, bathing suit, towel, hat. No long kirtles, trailing foppery, or heavy velvets. A 1st & 2nd award of value and a “messy Mason’s Award” for him who finishes last.
Special note: Perseid meteor shower on the 11th & 12th.
Wyvernwood Hell Tourney and Harvest Festival
8-17/19-78 held at Withlacoochee State Forest. This will be a Medieval Fantasy Weekend. There is arts competition and a treasure expedition. The Arts competition is draw your own fantasy creature (elves, faries, goblins, trolls, centaurs, etc.) Can be rendered in color, ink, sketch, or sculpture. There will be first, second and third place winners.
The treasure expedition is based on a Dungeon & Dragon Wilderness Expedition, with one exception, no magic users. The fighting is for Ladies and Lords. The weapons are bonker tubes. The fighting is covered under SCA rules for heavy bonker tube combat. Construction helms, leather ear flaps and goggles are used. Camping is in tents. Autocrats Lord Yushio Kamashita
Shire of Sea March (Palm Beach/Martin County) founded
On 9-1-79 Shire of Sea March (Palm Beach/Martin County) was founded
Founding members of Sea March:
Lord Reikin ap Wald
Lady Damara Narrissa
Lord Edward Worthington-Smyth (Hyphen)
Caroline merch Elwyn of the Far Hills
Meredith of Nidum (Reikin & Damara’s daughter)
Weldon Reikinson (Reikin & Damara’s son)
During the spring and summer of XIV (1979) Lord Reikin ap Wald, his lady Damara Narrissa and Caroline merch Elwyn of the Far Hills discussed forming a shire in West Palm Beach. Lord Reikin and Damara had tried affiliating with the Shire of Sangre del Sol, but most of the active members of that shire were in Ft. Lauderdale and adding their meetings did not prove practical. Later in the summer they had contact with Edward Worthington-Smyth (Hyphen), who had been in the SCA in the Mid-Kingdom and had moved to West Palm Beach to work for Pratt & Whitney. In August these members made the decision to try to form a new shire and methods of recruitment were discussed between Lord Reikin, Damara and Edward Worthington-Smyth. On Labor Day weekend, Lord Reikin, Damara and Edward Worthington-Smyth traveled to Narval Dorado for Ludi Romani. At this event the new shire was officially recognized on September 1st.
This event was held on 9-1/3-79, and named after the public games of the city of Rome and was structured to give the effect of a pre-600 era and was autocrated by Artorius Raed-wulf Julianus Penedracus, of Narval Dorado. The event flyer stated “Salve: Hail!!, when in Rome: do as the Romans” and was held at the Holiday Campgrounds in Seminole Fl. Featured was a Gladiatorial list on Sunday and Olympic Pentathlon (5 events) on Saturday. They also had live weapons (Javelin, Axe & Bow) competitions. The feast was named the “Grand Bacchanal”, and was planned to be similar to the Late Imperial Roman Legion feast. The Narval Dorado historian stated the only problem with the event was rain, which was present due to a pair of hurricanes. There were between 60-70 people in attendance.
Award of Arms were given to: Christiant Penesdracus Audorna and Bamchut Mitsuhashi
The new shire of Sea March made a good showing at this event since Damara won the costume contest and the entertainment competition, and Lord Reikin won the herald’s competition thus becoming the herald for the event.
Mathom Trove Anniversary Revel
On 9-8-79, Light the Candles! Mathom Trove is a year old! Come one and all to the Trove and take away a treasure (treasure of knowledge that is). Short show and tell demonstration classes will be taught by members of the Canton on such subjects as: Jewelry of your period, Local herbs and antidotes; Illumination and miniature. If you have a talent or information to share, bring it along. Reveling and bardic to follow. Feast courtesies of Duc de Potluck. Autocrat Lord Knikolos Major.
Sea March Historian’s Report
The first official meeting of Sea March was held on 9-12-79, at the home of Lord Reikin and Damara. Present were Lord Reikin, Damara, “Hyphen”, and Alistair the Wanderer. Caroline merch Elwyn of the Far Hills was unable to attend because of a broken ankle.
The original slate of officers were:
Seneschal – Lord Reikin ap Wald
Knights Marshal – Lord Edward Worthington-Smyth
Arts Officer – Lady Damara Narrissa
Science Officer – Sir Bronislaus Lord Vilnius
Herald – Alistair the Wanderer
Historian – Caroline merch Elwyn of the Far Hills
Exchequer – Lady Damara Narrissa & Caroline merch Elwyn
Meetings were held weekly and new members were added almost weekly. Fighter practice was initiated on Sundays and soon grew to include costuming, dancing and arts and crafts. These Sunday meetings became the shire’s primary method of introducing and training new members to the SCA. “Social Sundays” became a custom which still holds today.
Renaissance Fair Demo
In October, 1979 the Shire of Oldenfeld held a demo “Renaissance Faire” at Governor’s Square Mall
In October, 1979 the Shire of Castlemere held a “Greek Party”
In October ’79, The Shire of Darkwater held a demo at Lake Howell Humanities class and assisted them with their “Medieval Pilgrimage”
Sea March Revel
On 10-27-79, Sea March held their first official revel at the home of Caroline merch Elwyn. Since most of the members were new to the SCA and had not attended an SCA event this was to familiarize them with SCA customs and prepare them for Martinmas Moot. The food was cooked by the women of the shire which consisted of roast beef, lentil soup, homemade bread, salad, cheeses and fresh fruit. Afterward a bardic circle was held with most members participating.
10-27/28-79 The Barony of Wyvernwood held “Baronial Bash”
All Hallows Eve Revel
On 10-31-79 The Canton of Mathom Trove held “All Hallows Eve Revel”
Martinmas Moot/First Warlord Tourney
On 11-10/12-79 Narval Dorado sponsored Martinmas Moot/First Warlord Tourney. There were 120 attendees at this event. The War Lord list was double elimination with 14 fighters entered. Sir Tetsuo became War Lord of Trimaris. Lord Jed was given the Order of the Triskel Trimaris and Mistress Kimi took Elom as her apprentice. Damara Narrissa, Joda of Maynard, Saelidia Ericsdohtor and Michael Kennethson received Award of Arms; Lord Reikin was made Sir Bronislaus’s squire. During this event Lord Seamus asked Kriemhilde (Elspeth-Jane) to be his lady wife and she said yes. The wedding tentatively set for TMT V. Attendance was estimated at 120 people.
Sea March reported they won the best medieval campsite award. Hyphen taught medieval dancing. Lady Damara and Iona entertained at feast with a candle dance. Brice and Walter made second class axe throwing. Sunday’s Town meeting was chaired by Cole of Cornwall and the majority of discussion was the arts/science competition which was not held at this event due to lack of entries. It was decided to try again at TMT V.
Historian report for Narval Dorado, Lord Michael Kennethson
The focal point of the event was the Warlord Tourney. Her the cream of the Trimarian Warriors endured trial by combat to decide whom would be the First Warlord of Trimaris. The list used double elimination with 14 entrants ultimately narrowed down to one – Sir Tetsuo Lord Sakura KSCA Baron An Crosaire. The evening was held Court and feast. The court was a simple but dignified affair, with awards being given during it. After court was held the feast. The feast was first presented to the Warlord. First to be presented was a sample of the artwork of Narval Dorado, a Wyvern centerpiece scalped by Mistress Warji Walesa Costumer Zea Lyscil, OL from wire and paper mache. Then was presented the flesh, fish and the fowl of the feast represented by sculpture. First came the big boar’s head made by Mandrigal out of wire and paper mache, then came the fish and fowl which was a peacock and a fish made of wire and paper mache decorated with trim and jewels done by Lady Saelinda Ericsdohtor. After the presentation, the food was served. For the desert, a cake cunningly made in the form of a castle.
The Trimaris Town Meeting was held Sunday afternoon, and was chaired by Cole of Cornwall. The prime topic of discussion being the Arts and Sciences competition that had been scheduled for the Martinmas Moot. The competition that had been planned was canceled due to the lack of entrants for the various contests. It was decided to have the contest at the Trimaris Memorial Tourney V. It was also decided to send special thanks to the new member that had done the award scrolls. Another topic for discussion was the concept of group entrants for Poet Laureate contests. It was decided that entrants should be single people not groups.
The only case that came before the bench during court involved a young man who tried to enter a tent during the night. The accusers were the startled two young ladies and Lord John Shark. The final disposition of the court is not recorded.
That Sunday afternoon and evening the rains came. An ever common sight at an event, the rain and storm brought a most chilling end to the day. By Monday morning the rains had stopped and everyone packed to go home.
In November, 1979 The Shire of Southkeep held a Japanese Feast
Sangre del Sol Picnic
On 11-19-79, the Shire of Sangre del Sol held a picnic at John Easterlin Park in Ft. Lauderdale. The Shire of South Keep was invited. Planned is SCA fighting and fencing. Sangre’s newsletter said that the picnic was a great success. There was much food, games and merriment. We smashed (bad pun) Southkeep in the raw egg toss. We were also victorious in the tug-of-war. In a decided upset, the ladies won a tug-of-war contest over the lords.
The Shires of South Keep and Sangre del Sol were featured in an article in the Miami Herald’s “Flair” section entitled “Forsooth! ’tis a Gathering Merry Men Would’st Deign to Attend – and Verily”
Christmas List and Art/Sci Fest
On 12-8/10-79 a regional Christmas List and Art/Sci fest was held at O’Leno State Park. There was an open competition which included calligraphy, illumination, drawing, needlework, costuming, entertainment, armoring, brewing & vinting, casting & metalwork, carving & woodwork and domestic science.
Girl Scout Demo
Sea March put on a demo for the cub scouts on 12-19-79. The scout master had requested that Sea March do something on courtly behavior so they did a skit illustrating courtly behavior between lord and lady, and chivalry on the field of battle (fight over a lady). Ld Reikin, Alistair the Wanderer and Iona did the skit. Hyphen did a talk on courtly manners. Lord Reikin ap Wald did a talk on Pages. Hyphen, Lady Damara, Iona, Alistair & Ld. Reikin and the scouts also participated in dancing. Afterward ate cake and drank spiced cider.
On 12-22-79, the Canton of Mathom Trove held a Yule Revel
In December 1979 The Shire of Narval Dorado held a Yule Revel
Sangre del Sol’s Yule Feast
Talisman autocrated the Yule Feast, which was held 12-29-79 in Ft. Lauderdale. Guests were from Sea March, South Keype, Starhaven and the Miami Renaissance Guild. Seating was by Shires and there was no head table. Sea March reported that – a good delegation from the Shire of Sea March attended the Yule Feast. It was reported that “Hyphen” established the practice of traveling to other shires to help with dancing, armoring and fighting. This has inspired the other members of the group to come with him. Several trips were made to South Keype, one to Starhaven and one to Darkwater at this time.
Seneschal – Lady Siobhan ni Filidheach
Herald – Lady Cher de Bellevue
Marshal – Lord Artorius Julianus Fenesdracus
Minister of Arts – Lady Damara Narissa
Minister of Sciences – Lord Nicholai Staritsyn
Chirurgeon Lord Al-Malik Al-Adin
Chronicler – Baron Master Taliesynne Nychymwyrh
Exchequer – Lady Jirel ni Cahil
Historian – Lord Michael Kennethson
Barony of An Crosaire – Hollin of Kestrelmere
Shire of Blackthorne – Ravenna McNamara
Shire of Castlemere – James Hawkwood
Shire of Darkwater – Eleana Ruelladar
Canton of Mathom Trove – Tonialydd
Shire of Narval Dorado – Jirel ni Cahil
Shire of Oldenfeld – Suzanne Renee Barineau
Shire of Sange del Sol – Margid Llywlyn
Shire of Sea March – Reikin ap Gruagach
Incipient Shire of Sirrush Mir – Moonsinger
Shire of South Keype – Alexander Mareschal
Shire of Starhaven – Methylred
Shire of West Isle – Andreana de Montfort
Incipient Shire of World’s End – Madrigal of Mu
Barony of Wyvernwood – Oriana Golden Hair