Pentamere Acaremy of Defense 13

May 11, 2019

Hosted by Ealdnordwuda

Home from Pentamere Academy of Defense. It was a small but most excellent event. So much skillful and chivalrous rapier fighting in so many creative and fun tournaments. Great classes and discussions. Congratulations to all the tournament winners, to Gwennyth and Fujinami on receiving Shimmering Leafs, to the premier recipients of the Biting Wolf (Kata, Brigida, Lambert and two others who were not present) and to our new Baronial Rapier Champion, Sugawara. Thank you to all for the birthday wishes and wonderful flowers - you made my day! - Aliyah

Baronial Court held by Aindle and Aliyah, Baron and Baroness of North Woods

As noted by the Baroness above; our selection for Baronial Rapier Champion was announced - Lord Sugawara no Tokihira. Our former champion - Warder Thomas Wolfhart aka Bloodwulfen was made a member of the Baronial Brigade.

The Order of the Biting Wolf was instituted.

This is to be a Martial Arts award of the Barony, given by the Baron and Baroness at their discretion. As this is an award it may be bestowed more than once. More on this award is posted on the awards page of this site.

Biting Wolf Premier Members

Brigida Alderotti
Ealdnordwuda

Kata Aragunnrsdottir
Ealdnordwuda

Lord Lambert de Penrith
Wealdlake - Leatherwork

Shimmering Leaf Award Recipients

Gwynneth Featherstone
Fujinami no Kaede

Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Argent (silver) Martial Arts Stars:

Sugawara no Tokihira
Enchinsu Ocha Yukio Unno Gentaro Yukio (Yukio)
Taurus Hoarfrost
Lydia de Béquerel
Michael McCay

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

Gunhilda Eir Filippini

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Lydia de Béquerel
Lucien Featherstone
Gwynneth Featherstone
Brynja of Cynnabar

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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It Takes My Child To Raze A Village XI

April 27, 2019

WealdLake

Back to the event where we became Baron and Baroness of North Woods!

We were happy to have Their Majesties A'Kos and Bella at our family event. They held a noon court where many youth awards were given. Our youth fighters had a great time fighting His Majesty. Unfortunately, the demands of Royalty had them leave before the Duckling Race. So our cousin's of Roaring Wastes - Baron Eamon and Baroness Isabella joined our family to set the time. We thank them for their most excellent assistance.

The Baron was able to participate in some of the activities of the day: with a grand group of young musicians, he petted the drums in the Drum Petting Zoo; threw some knives at the thrown weapons range; played Kubb with our wonderful youth; enjoyed Root Beer at the Ruin Your Dinner Ice Cream Social; and had good seats for both Courts where he got to see the populace's faces as they received their awards.

The Baroness taught Smelly Science; talked with the participants of the A&S competition; spent time with the populace; and had a good seat for watching the Duckling Race and Plague Game; and had great seat for both Courts where she got to see the populace's faces as they received their awards.

The Baronial business conducted was having the honor and pleasure of distributing the It Takes My Child To Raze A Village XI awards.

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Clancy Day

March 2, 2019

Shire of Starleaf Gate

Greetings North Woods!

We had a grand day at Clancy Day. The highlight of the day for the Baron was fencing with Lord Ottar, the person Ottar's Cup was named after. The Baroness was the Signet for the Court, so was occupied with the duties related to that position. It was a pleasure to meet Their Excellencies of Ealdormere KIng Evander and Queen Marion.

There was no Baronial business conducted. No gentles from North Woods were given awards from the Crown.

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Quest for the Golden Seamstress

March 29 - 30, 2019

Roaring Wastes

Greetings North Woods!

We spent the event on team Damiana and Tim. We were a non-competitive team. THL Seri was the one who pulled it all together and led the team. When THL Seri was pulled for other commitments, Lady Tess stepped up to keep us on track. Many thanks to the fellow members of the team - Baroness Dulcina, THL Sahilder, THL Kiar and Lord Alaric. There are many who contributed materials for the project and without their aid, we would not have been so successful. For our efforts, we received the Baronesses' award from the Baronesses of Roaring Wastes.

There was no Baronial business conducted.

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Pentamere Regional A&S Faire

March 2, 2019

WealdLake

Greetings North Woods!

It was an awsome event due to the entries presented. Congratulations to Mistress Anthoinette de Martel and Mistress Jervisa Wainwright (both from North Woods) who were selected to go on to represent Pentamere at Kingdom A and S.

A very short baronial court was held:

Shimmering Leaf Award Recipients

Helena Falkenstein
Dulcinea Maria Magdalena von Muhlberg y Aguilar
Anthoinette de Martel

Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Nico

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Tournament of Chivalry and St Valentine's Day Massacre

February 9, 2019

Canton of 3 Hills

Greetings North Woods!

We had lovely time at Val Day. A very short baronial court was held with the only order of business was Dame Kriemhilt taking a new protégé - Lord Morgan End Starre.

Congratulations to the following from North Woods who received awards from Their Royal Highnesses A’Kos and Bella:

Baroness Jahan Ara bint al-Yehya amat al-Hafeeza - Award of the Sapphire (done by Baroness Aliyah)

The Honorable Lady Aine OConaill- Order of the Dragon's Heart (Illumination by The Honorable Lady SaehildR barngodR Calligraphy by Baroness Aliyah)

Lord Tonis Kurze - Award of Arms

(One other that has not been presented yet.)

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Brewing, Bread, and Other Things: A Cook’s Symposium

November 9-11, 2018

Barony of Andelcrag

A good time with lots of great food! The Baroness Aliyah also taught a class.

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Pentamere 12th Night

January 6, 2019

Barony of Roaring Wastes

Had a great time visiting with friends after the holidays! Our Cousins the Baron Eamon and Baroness Isabella were kind enough to allow us induct the last of the premier members of the Order the Howling Wolf: Lady Celestria de Cranham. Welcome to the Order!

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Wassail

December , 2018

Hawkland Moor

It was a joy to spend the night with members of our Baronial Family. A short court was held:

Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Argent (silver) Martial Arts Stars:

Sofia of IronWolf

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

Helena Falkenstein
Siri Toivosdotter

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Grand Day of Tournaments!

November 3, 2018

Barony of Cynnabar

We wish to thank our cousins to the south, Baron Ermenrich and Baroness Kasha, for a wonderful day of fighting! The Baron would like to thank their Majesties A'Kos and Bella for bestowing on him the honor of becoming the newest companion of the Order of the Dragon's Heart. He would like to thank Mistress Jervisa for the fantastic scroll she created for him to commemorate his joining the Order.

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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The Grand Tour: A Taste of 13th Century Europe

October 27, 2018

WealdLake

The first Grand Tour - A Taste of 13th Century Europe is now one for the history books. Despite some last minute site renovation inconvenience and the kitchen being double-booked, the event was well received by those who participated.
Armored (Adult and Youth) and Rapier fighters got as much List time as they wanted to practice, fight, teach and learn. All final bouts were fought during feast. The final youth bout was between Sophie of Ironwolf and Nico of Wealdlake. Nico was the victor. The Armored combat final was an Ironwolf face off between Canyden and Horatio.
Lady Bryn Archer will be having words with Lord Canyden. The Rapier final was a Judicial bout to settle a dispute between Their Excellencies of North Woods with Lord Horatio Championing Her Excellency and Nathan Crocker Championing His Excellency. It was decided that Her Excellency “is always right.” (I kind of liked that ����). All combatant victors received SCAdian-made drinkware as their prize.
A&S classes were diverse and well attended. They covered Portable Soup taught by Lord Horatio, Medieval Hygiene by Lady Bryn and Lord Horatio, Conquering Fear of A&S by Baroness Aliyah, Finger Loop Braiding by Lady Endlin, and Inkle Weaving by Lady Bryn. THL SæhildR taught two classes: 13th Century Learning - A Medieval Cambridge University Education and 13th Century Games and Past-Times.
Her Ladyship Siri Toivosdotter and the Roaring Wastrels played period music ALL day!(And allowed the Baron to sit in with his drum fr a few sets.) A&S had some amazing entries in the general category and 4 exceptional entries in the 13th Century or Older Dessert Competition. Helena Falkenstein was the A&S Dessert Competition winner and received an Italian Olive Wood serving board with a small ceramic platter decorated with Medieval style art.
Congratulations to all the Victors and Champions. The event ended with a four-course culinary tour of 13th Century Europe researched and prepared by Lady Helena with the help of her kitchen staff. The food was beautifully presented and delicious and the timing of service spot on. The Roaring Wastrels provided period dinner music that included a sing-along.
The Pirate Crew, captained by Lady Dana, was invaluable and greatly appreciated.
Thank you to all who offered their time and efforts.

Baronial Court was held:

The event staff for The Grand Tour was recognized and thanked.

Congratulations and thank you to The Honorable Lady Siri Toivosdotter who agreed to be the Baronial Adult Arts and Sciences Champion. Well deserved!

Finnian McFinn received his induction into the Order of the Howling Wolf.

The Order of the Shimmering Leaf was instituted.

This is to be an A&S award of the Barony, given by the Baron and Baroness at their discretion. As this is an award it may be bestowed more than once. More on this award is posted on the awards page of this site.

Shimmering Leaf Premier Members

Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel

al Shyka JahanAra bint al-Yehya Amat al-Hafeeza

Sargent Octavio Gonzalez de Castile

Lady Arriss End Starre

One more waiting to be awarded.

Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Argent (silver) Martial Arts Stars:

Sofia of IronWolf

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

Helena Falkenstein
Siri Toivosdotter

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Apple Cider Time!

October 21, 2018

Master Nigellis and The Honorable Lady Catherine

Had the pleasure of not only making apple cider (it was very delicious!) - I was able to present to Master Nigellis and The Honorable Lady Catherine their Howling Wolves! It was even more special as I was able to present them at their home in the presence of their friends. Welcome to the Order two more of the premier members!

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Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Crown Tournament

October 20, 2018

Marche of Three Towers

Had a wonderful time at Midrealm Crown yesterday. So very proud of North Woods’ own Captain Bjarg Kormaksson (James Scott) who fought well for his inspiration, al Shyka JahanAra bint al-Yehya Amat al-Hafeeza. Thank you to all who made the day possible.

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Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Vikings Come Home

October 8, 2018

Barony of Donnershafen

Had a wonderful day with our cousins to the North, Baron Ivar and Baroness Marina. It was fun being Viking for a day! As we have come to expect, the Viking feast was excellent.

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Coronation of A'kos and Bella

September 29, 2018

WealdLake

Brief Baronial Court was held at the pleasure of Their Majesties:

Instituted the Order of the Howling Wolf

This is to be the highest award of the Barony. The premier members have been chosen by the Baron and Baroness. In the future, it is to be a polling order. All the Premier Order of the Howling Wolf members were read into the court record. The two members present to be inducted into the order were Dame Kriemhilt von Ebersberg and The Honorable Sargent Bjarg Kormackson. More on this award is posted on the awards page of this site.

Howling Wolf Premier Members

Master Nigellus le Paite
The Honorable Lady Katherine of Deva
Hawkland Moor

The Honorable Sargent Bjarg Kormakson
Ealdnordwuda

Dame Kriemhilt von Ebersberg
Fearann na Criche

The Honorable Lord Finnian McFinn
WealdLake

Lady Celestria de Cranham
Altenberg

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Cynnabar Ruby Jubilee

September 1, 2018

Barony of Cynnabar

It was a very wet day of various activities with our cousins of the south - Baron Ermenrich and Baroness Kasha and all of their predecessors. It was a pleasure to meet the many guests Tonis brought to the event. It was a joy to see the achievements of our daughter Barony (Cynnabar was a part of North Woods) and celebrate this milestone in their history. The feast was fabulous!

We wish them many more years of success!

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Call of the Waterhorse – Dressed to the Nines

August 24-26, 2018

Fearann Na Criche

Greetings North Woods!

Just returned home from Call of the Waterhorse! As always it was a wonderful event full of great friends; great fighting; lots of throwing of knives, axes, and frying pans; and an impressive array of Archery skills.

Thank you again to all those who made this event possible, who worked the event, who gave assistance when and where it was needed, and all who came to play. Lady Ariss, once again attempted murder by overfeeding with a very well presented and deliciously tasty feast. North Woods and friends - you are amazing!

Baronial Court was held:

The event staff for Call of the Waterhorse was recognized and thanked.

Congratulations and thank you to Lord Horatio Archer who agreed to be the Baronial Archery Champion. Well deserved!

Congratulations and thank you also to (in no particular order) Roderick McKraken, Helena Falkenstein, Lambert de Perreth, Rurik Brathlidski, Octavio Gonzales de Castile, Morwenna Llynn Llydaw and Keaghan the Swift who agreed to become members of The Baronial Brigade.

Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Vigfuss mjoksiglandi
Maximilian der Zauberer
Brother Beorn

Argent (silver) Martial Arts Stars:

Leoric

Congratulations to our Northern Star recipients.
If I have misspelled your name or forgotten anyone, please comment.

P.S. Morgan End Starre - remember Cabin 1 next year please!!

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Pennsic 47 (2018)

Midrealm, East, AEthelmearc

Greetings North Woods!

Pennsic 47 saw many great deeds performed by the Populace of North Woods.

The Baron was able to witness the valor of our Armored Champion (Vigfuss Mjoksiglandi) in the Unbelted Battle, as well as in the Known World Baronial Armored Champions Tourney. Both the Baronial Rapier Champions (Thomas Wolfhart aka Bloodwulfen, Alonso del Mana Negro) represented the Barony well in the Known World Baronial Rapier Champions Tourney hosted by North Woods. Our Thrown Weapons Champion (Kestral Altara von Barton) finished in the top of the field as well in the Known World Thrown Weapons Champions Tourney, eventho the Baron arrived late due to a misprint in the schedule (they listed the end time as the start time.) Our Baronial Archery Champion was not able to attend, so the Baron was able to watch Helena Falkenstein who was gracious enough to step to the line and represent us in the Known World Baronial Archery Champions Tourney. Your Baroness and Baron cannot be more proud to have you all represent Our Barony.

The Baroness was not able to watch the Champions (except at the Baronial Tournaments) as she was representing us in the Arts and Sciences at the A&S display and as a member of the A&S War Point team selected by the Crown to represent Midrealm. She and her fellow team members received many accolades from the judges and the various Royals attending the War Point competition. In addition, she taught a couple classes at Pennsic University.

The above alone would make for a great Pennsic, except it was only the beginning.

Warder Kata Aragunnrsdottir was the Event Steward for the Known World Rapier Tourney with many North Woods’ Rapier Marshals assisting her. Baroness Dulcinea Maria Magdelena von Muhlberg y Aguilar, Baron Odo de Eu, Lady Odelia of White Waters and Tonis served the Barons and Baronesses in attendance at the Rapier Tourney. They made us look like outstanding hosts!

Lady Kestral was the Marshal In Charge for Thrown Weapons at this year’s Pennsic.

Sir Osric Eisenwulf, Sargent Vigfuss Mjoksiglandi, Warder Thomas Wolfhart aka Bloodwulfen, Lord Alonso del Mana Negro, Lord Lambert de Perrith, Lady Helena Falkenstein, and Lord Owen MacDonald were all caught helping out when they thought no one was looking!

And this is just what the Baron witnessed personally.

THL Sæhildr Barngóðr held It Takes My Child To Raze A Village Pennsic edition in Midrealm Royal. She also taught a couple classes at Pennsic University.

In addition to serving at the Known World Baronial Rapier Tourney, Baroness Dulcinea Maria Magdelena von Muhlberg y Aguilar judged the A&S War Point, sat at Pennsic University Point and served in Midrealm Royal as Peer on Duty. She also helped make beer and soda served at the Disney Party and Midrealm Court.

Baron Baron Odo de Eu also served as Midrealm Gate guard and Peer on Duty, provided soda and tended bar at Midrealm Court, in addition to his playing "cabana boy" at the Known World Baronial Rapier Tourney.

THL Artimisia Lacebrayder was UserSupport for the THING registration system and part of the Sr. Staff team for Pennsic University/University Point.

Dame Kriemhilt von Ebersberg performed two Peer on Duty shifts (including Opening Ceremonies).

Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel was the assistant to the registrar for Pennsic University. She also taught 9 hours of lace, 3 hours of dance, ran the book lovers tea, and ran a ball. She helped at closing time at Pennsic University all but two days. On fiber day, she made lace as Artisan's Row.

Sugawara No Tokinira won the Japanese Katana Tourney and also was awarded the Most Honorable Fighter award.

Tangwystl Verch Gruffydd taught a class at Pennsic University.

THL Morgaine nic Fhrannsaidh retained for Her Royal Highness and organized/cooked a meal for those on the Midrealm Royal food plan.

Lady Æsa Þosdottir either was retaining for their Royal Highnesses or was helping with cooking for Midrealm encampment.

And those are just what We know.

Baronial Court was held:

At the Pennsic Baronial Court:
Owen MacDonald, Kata Aragunnrsdottir, and Sugawara No Tokinira were all made members of the Baronial Brigade.

A White Wolf was presented to Hannah.

Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Gwenllyen the Minstrel
Tonis
Kata Aragunnrsdottir
Hannah

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Ealdnorwuda Fighter Practice

July 18, 2018

Ealdnorwuda

Greetings North Woods!

Congratulations to Alonso del Mana Negro (Phil Swift) who was named as Co-Rapier Champion of North Woods this evening. We will still be announcing our next Rapier Champion next year at PAOD, but Alonso was our primary candidate and with his announcement that he will be leaving us this Fall, we wanted to give him this honor as well as something to take with him. He has received his North Woods Champion Armbelt.

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Tyger Hunt/Ale to the Victors

July 14 - 15, 2018

Riding of Hawkland Moor

Greetings North Woods!

Tyger Hunt/Ale to the Victors was an awesome weekend. Yes, it was hot and hotter, but the fellowship and fun was blazing. The visitors were curious and very willing to engage in conversation with many interesting questions.

Thank you to everyone who worked before, during, and after the event. Special thanks: to Michelle Hogan for taking such good care of us; to Baroness Gwenllyen for an amazing Ale to the Victors; to THL Artimisia Lacebrayder, Baroness Catherine of Diva, and Baroness Gwynnyd of York for judging A&S at Ale; and to HRH Bella Roisin OCoilleain for sponsoring an Ale team and playing that game with us with such enthusiasm.

Congratulations to HE Aindle and his team for winning Ale to the Victors. His team snagged many extra points by retaining for TRH. Even though he was unsuccessful in snagging several members of my team and one adorable munchkin from HRH Bella his team excelled and won the day. Thank you to all the Ale participants.

One final thought - North Woods, you blow us away! We have said many times that the Barony is home to some amazing people and you proved that once again this weekend!

Baronial Court was held:

(Special Thanks to Mistress Kriemhelt Von Ebersberg for heralding at the last minute.)

Tournament winners in Armored, Rapier, Archery and Thrown Weapons were announced.

Sgt Vigfuss Mjoksiglandi and Lord Orn of Altenberg were thanked for their service to the Barony as Armored Co-Champions.

Sofia of Ironwolf was announced as our new Youth Armored champion. She received recent gifts to the Barony of a youth sized Coat of Mail (gifted by her father – Lord Ingvar), a new ‘right-sized’ Youth Champion Sword (3 sizes were gifted by Master Nyilas Kazmer), and a Champion’s Armbelt (gifted by Lord Octavio Gonzales de Castile.)

Sgt Vigfuss Mjoksiglandi was announced as our new Baronial Armored Adult Champion. He made his pledge of service as Champion before those assembled including Their Royal Highnesses A’Kos and Bella, Their Excellences of Roaring Wastes EEamon and Isabella and His Excellency of Donnershafen Ivar, with the pledges witnessed by the Baron and Baroness of North Woods. He received back the Armored Champion regalia and a Champions Armbelt.

Lord Orn of Altenberg was inducted into the brigade as an Adult Armored Baronial Brigade member. Renee of Starleaf Gate was also announced (but not present) as an Adult Armored Baronial Brigade member.

Lord Owen MacDonald was given the favor of a member of the populace that had passed on – Lord Vegor Sobeski.

Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

Ingvar of Ironwolf
Siri Toivosdotter
Catherine of Deva

Argent (silver) Martial Arts Stars:

Lambert de Perreth

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Owen MacDonald
Isabel Taylor

At Their Royal Highnesses A’Kos and Bella’s regency courts, the following from North Woods received awards:

Yaakov ben haRav Elieser – Award of the Dragon’s Barb

Endlin von Baden – Award of the Purple Fret (Done by The Honorable Lady SaehildR barngodR)

Lambert de Perreth – Award of the Purple Fret(Done by Baroness Aliyah)

Taddea bi Abita – Award of the Purple Fret (Done by Lady Helena Falkenstein)

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Smurf Shoot

June 24, 2018

Riding of Hawkland Moor

Greetings North Woods!

We spent a day with the Archers!

Wonderful day at Smurf Shoot. Aliyah had a chance to try out her new arrows. Great company with the added surprise of seeing great grandparents, Baron Angus and Baroness Ciera.

Baronial Court was held:

Thanks was given to Master Nigel and Baroness Catherine of Deva for their 33 years of hosting Smurf Shoot!

Alice the Bard emerged the victor after a hard shot competition. Owen won the kids shoot.

Congratulations to you both!

Thank you to Baron EEamon McGowan of Roaring Wastes for joining us in court.

Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

Miriam bat Pessah

Argent (silver) Martial Arts Stars:

Yaacov ben haRav Elieser

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Gwenllyen the Minstrel
Gwynnyd of York

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Baron Wars

June 22-24, 2018

Canton of Marche of the Marches

Greetings North Woods!

We had lovely time at Baron Wars yesterday. Weather mostly cooperated and the hospitality of the Canton of Marche of the Marshes and the Barony of Red Spears was fantastic. We were excited to see a good turn out of North Woods’ folks at the event. Baron Áindle reports that the Rapier and Armored fighters are progressing exceptionally well in their preparation for war, which we hear may be on the horizon.

Congratulations to THL Lucia Greenstone for winning the Rapier Tournament!

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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The Siege of Talonvale

June 1-3, 2018

Shire of Talonvale

The Siege of the Shire of Talonvale will continue under the direction of Their Excellencies Ivar and Marina with the support of North Woods, Cynnabar and Andelcraig. Unfortunately, Roaring Wastes was not in attendance and therefore the taxes for Talonvale are only being quadrupled to support the Siege expenses of these four Pentamere baronies.

Seriously - THANK YOU Talonvale for an amazing day and awesome weather! The equestrian demonstration and obstacle course were phenomenal! Truly hope to see more of this group. The armored combat was vigorously fought and rapier contestants steeled themselves in the “back alley” which was won by Master Max. Nathaniel (our new youth Thrown Weapons Champion) won the day and received a set of “gilded” throwing knives. Well Done Everyone!

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Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Baronial Border War

June 15-17, 2018

Shire of Talonvale

Baron Aindle and I just want to express our appreciation for the warm hospitality at Baronial Border Wars yesterday. The weather may have been a bit over zealous in its warmth, but the company and comradery couldn’t have been better.

The fighting was honorable and skillful on both sides. Kudos to all.

Marshals for all disciplines were patient and helpful. Thank you for serving so others could play.

Best wishes and many years to Armand and Ulfarna! It was a beautiful ceremony.

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Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Battle of the Inland Seas

May 18, 2018

Canton of Altenberg

Court presided by Aindle and Aliyah, Baron and Baroness of North Woods Heralded by Lucien Featherstone (Aindle Fenris Herald present), Seneschal present: Maxmillian Der Zauber (North Woods) Also Present: EEamon McGowan of Sligo & Isabella Pallini Baron and Baroness of Roaring Wastes, Ivar Vokfrkr & Marina Ivarskona, Baron and Baroness of Donnershafen

The event staff for Battle of the Inland Seas was recognized and thanked.

Mistress Jervisa Wainwright adopted as member of North Woods and inducted into the Order of the White Wolf.

Lady Helena Falkenstein was thanked and received a ring from the Baroness’ finger for her service to the Baroness by assisting the Royalty Room Liaison (the Baroness) when the Baroness was unable to attend to the Royalty Room on the day of Her Investiture at It Takes My Child To Raze A Village.

North Woods court was suspended and Donnershafen ’s court was opened.

Wolfrick of Donnershafen was presented with his scroll - Order of the Dragon’s Barb

Donnershafen’s court closed and North Woods court reopened

Lady Helena Falkenstein was presented with her scroll - Order of the Cavendish Knot

Tournament winners in Armored, Rapier, Archery and Thrown Weapons were announced.

The Baronial Brigade was presented to the populace and the premier members inducted into the brigade. Lucien of Ealdnorwuda was inducted as an Adult Thrown Weapons Baronial Brigade member, and Brutus was inducted as a Youth Thrown Weapons Baronial Brigade member.

The Baronial Thrown Weapons Champions were announced. Adult: Kestral Altara von Barton, Youth: Nathan of IronWolf. They made their pledges of service as Champions before those assembled, with the pledges witnessed by the Baron and Baroness of North Woods.

Newcomers were called forth and received gift bags from Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel.

Public service announcements were made about upcoming events.

Jessie of Wealdlake was inducted into the Order of the White Wolf.

Northern Stars awarded by the Populace:

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Ívarr of Altenberg
Joyce of Altenberg
Owen McDonald
Alonso del Mana Negro
Vigfuss Mjoksiglandi

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

Faoiltigherna ni Bhroain
Daliyah

Argent (silver) Martial Arts Stars:

Lucien of Ealdnorwuda
Charles
Nathan of Ironwolf

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Áindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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