North Woods Court Reports


WealdLake Demonstration 2021

August 10. 2021

WealdLake

WealdLake hosted a Medieval Days Demonstration for the kids and adults at the Brighton Friendship Center Daycare. This was the second demonstration, with no demonstration last year due to COVID restrictions. There was dancing, embroidery, two versions of Smelly Science (plaque bags and soap), whipcording, storytelling by the Honorable Lord Finnian McFinn, virtual activities (via YouTube) such as Virtual Druming by Lady Celestria de Cranham and a Baronial Court.

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

Illuminated scrolls by Baroness Aliyah were given to some of the children based on recommendations of the Friendship Center staff. The Helping Hands (those who have finished second grade) received the Council of Wolves for their assistance in preparing the beading kits for Crown Tournament. They made over 150 kits. The staff received rings (candy) as tokens of appreciation of their support and assistance. The Honorable Lady Siri Toivosdotter, Lady Odelia of White Waters and The Honorable Lady Aine Óconnail received Awards of the Wind Swept Path for their service at Demonstrations.

Wind Swept Path Award Recipients

Siri Toivosdotter
Odelia of White Waters
Aine Óconnail

Council of Wolves

The Helping Hands

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Aindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Smurf Shoot

August 1, 2021

House Applegarth - Riding of Hawkland Moor

It was a wonderful day to see old friends and new in person. So much better than that small, sometimes glitchy, square in the Ethereal Realm. It was a beautiful day for archery with only a short shower in the afternoon to give the smurfs a chance to scatter. However, even with that soaking break the archers were still on target. We were joined by our cousins from Cynnabar - Barons Olaf and Malachi. It was a chance for Baron Malachi to greet old friends as he began as member of the Riding of Hawkland Moor and North Woods before moving to the Barony of Cynnabar. Our cousins joined in the fun by adding their own challenge so their archery champion would have a chance to represent them. It was a Shoot-to-Kill challenge and added great sport to the day.

As we are still in the process of celebrating our 50th, Baroness Aliyah had a Golden Challenge. This was a 10 yd target shoot at Flamingos (+5pts for gold / -2pts for pink). It was in homage to Mistress Grazia Geralda Louisa de Navarra.

We have heard of the kindness and caring of our populace for each other. Therefore, we established a new award - The Golden Pearl. The first receipients were presented with their awards at this event.

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

Golden Pearl

Ciara McRobbie and Angus MacKinnon
Gynnyd of York and Dickson Sailor Catherine Aimee le Moyne de Bretagne and Timothy Garagchan o'Leitrim
Artemisia Lacebrayder and Nyilas Kazmer
Catherine of Deva and Nigellus le Haie


Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

Artie
Gwynyd
Catherine of Deva
Michie
Aleina
Amy

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Siri Toivosdotter
Will
Lynn
Yaacov Ben haRav Eliezer
Catherine of Deva
Nyilas Kazmer
Endlin von Baden
Aleina

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Aindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Midrealm Crown Tournament Summer 2021

July 17, 2021

Barony of Flaming Gryphon

As your representatives of North Woods, we attended the Midrealm Crown Tournament. It was a well fought tournament with the Heir in doubt to the very last round as Duke Ullr Amaranthanson and Duke Cellach Mac Cormaic were tried. Duke Uller prevailed and is the new Heir to the Dragon Throne with his lady AnneLyse van Gavere. Draco Invictus!

All SCA mandated restrictions were in place. Their Majesties encouraged mask wearing, however did not require it. Those attending were very respectful of each other with social distancing, asking permission before hugging, and not sharing food and drink.

There were Rapier and Armored tournaments in the afternoon prior to the afternoon court. Aindle did fight rapier after having been prepared by a practice at Ealdnorwouda earlier in the week. Overall, it was a pleasure to see everyone in person and experience an event under the current restrictions.

We encourarge everyone to become involved as your comfort level dictates. We hope to see you in person soon, however we do understand if you choose to wait. Please stay engaged and continue to care for each other. Once more we'd like to encourage everyone to reach out and check on those you miss. If you think of someone, for whatever reason, we are asking you to take that split second of thought and turn it into action. Send them a text or email or make a phone call. Drop a note in the mail if their not tech connected. It can mean so much. Know you all are always in our hearts and on our minds.

Baronial Court was not held by Aindle and Aliyah, Baron and Baroness of North Woods.

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North Woods Home Court

February 7, 2021

Ethereal Realm

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

As has become our custom, we began our court with a toast to Their Royal Majesties King Felix and Queen Madeleina.

No awards were given out.

Our first order of Baronial business was to thank all of our Baronial Officers who have just completed a term of service to the Barony. We truly appreciate your contributions. That means we have new and remaining Baronial Officers. We look forward to serving beside you - Brigida Aldoratti, new Webminister; Anthoinette de Martel, new A&S Minister; Chatelaine, Hlin Kollisdottir formerly Dana (Danahild nic Choluim); and Maximillian der Zauberer staying on as Senschal. Thank you all!

Happy 50th North Woods! We feel like that party was a bust. But, even though we didn't get to celebrate as we planned, the Barony has passed a milestone. Hopefully, we will get to celebrate it together sometime sooner rather than later. So for now, we are putting away the party hats and streamers. We want to thank everyone who participated in the #NW50Gold challenges. We look forward to the next 50 years as the Premiere Barony of the Middle Kingdom.

We are approaching a year since the world turned upside down and we would like to share a few thoughts: we know that there are folks out there struggling in many ways. It has been a hard year for many in many different ways. We are very aware that darkness and doubt thrive in situations such as these and once more we'd like to encourage everyone to reach out and check on those you miss. It is easy to get caught up in just getting by one day at a time and we really do understand that. But, if you think of someone, for whatever reason, we are asking you to take that split second of thought and turn it into action. Send them a text or email or make a phone call. Drop a note in the mail if their not tech connected. It can mean so much.

The SCA has not yet made any decision about opening up for events and such. Some plans are going forward "just in case we can" with a virtual plan as well. Whatever comes, we know that things will change. We want North Woods to be ready for that change. With that in mind we would are going to change things up a bit. Instead of holding monthly virtual courts, we would like, for the time being, to become a bit less formal. So, on the first Sunday of every month at noon, we would like to invite all members and friends of North Woods to join us virtually for Sunday Brunch (obviously it BYOBrunch). This will be an opportunity to get together, chat like we do after court, keep connected, and make plans. We can share information and support one another moving forward as a Barony. We are asking, for at least one volunteer from each canton to become a member of the B&B Brunch Cabinet. The purpose of this cabinet is to advise us on the future of North Woods. What do you want to see in the next 6 months, the next year, the next 5 years? How can we support each other as individual cantons? How can we work together more as a Barony? We want to know. We want to know what you want to see happen in the Barony as it is now and as we move toward re-opening. We believe the best way to do this is to stimulate conversations within each canton. You know that we believe one of the great strengths of North Woods is the individuality of her cantons. That is why we want these discussions to happen at the canton level. We hope this will enable those who may not like the virtual realm to have their voices heard. Then, ideas can be shared and maybe we can begin to make some plans for moving forward. Things are different. Things have changed and they are going to continue to change. We want these changes in North Woods to reflect the needs, wants, hopes, and desires of its people.

Right now, there are a lot of on-line opportunities for those who desire to stay virtually active. Pennsic University, Virtual Val Day, It Takes My Child to Virtually Raze a Village are just a few of the more locally sponsored opportunities. There are many more from all over the Knowne World not just Midrealm. Take a look at the Pale for more information. It is now free for any one to read on the SCA.org website. The virtual realm has definitely widened our opportunities to share with folks we might never have ever encountered before.

Until we can meet again in person, we wish for you all to be safe and well!

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Aindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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Virtual Wassail hosted by the Riding of Hawkland Moor

December 19, 2020

Ethereal Realm

There was much feasting and fun during the Virtual Wassail which folllowed the Etheral Court of Our Majesties Felix and Madeleina. It was good to connect with our family at Hawkland Moor. It is a joy to be able to see everyone - even if it is just virtually.

Baronial Court was held by Aindle and Aliyah, Baron and Baroness of North Woods at the end of the feasting. There were no awards given.

It is Our hope for you all that you Stay Connected! Stay Safe! We wish you a happy, healthy and joy-filled Holiday Season!

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Aindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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North Woods Home Court

Nov 1, 2020

Ethereal Realm

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

We began our court with a toast to Their Royal Majesties King Felix and Queen Madeleina.

On October 17th, Their Royal Majesties held court in the Ethereal Midrealm. It is our duty to share with you the business of that Court. Effective September 25, 2020, Mackenzie Levi, known as Leviathan, is temporarily removed from participation in the SCA.

The #NWGold50 challenge for September was a Bardic Challenge and Her Excellency added a North Woods inspired Fall display for the October challenge. The Bardic Challenge was met with several stories and song, but a tale of witches and persecution from the time of Scotland's King James VI - late 16th C especially caught The Baroness' attention. Angus Folksinger shared this as a Halloween read. If you haven't checked it out, it is very long, but very interesting. Congratulations Lord Angus for winning the #NWGold50 Bardic Challenge. The Fall Display Challenge was met with a lovely display by nature photographed by Mistress Fionna. The delicacy of the plant and the colors were amazing. Congratulations Mistress Fionna!

#NWGold50 Challenge for November is simple. The Baroness has made a #NWGold50 post in the Barony of North Woods Facebook page. It asks this question: "What are you the most thankful for within your North Woods SCA experience, excluding people?" To participate, just post a comment or email The Baroness at northwoods dot excellencies at midrealm dot org.

This month we honored the work of the Arts and Sciences Officers. As we are a 5013c organization, teaching is important to retaining our 5013c non-profit educational organization status. They deserve much appreciation for dealing with the cumbersome and confusing reporting process they have to use.

We recognize the Canton's A&S Officers for their service with an award of the Wind Swept Path.
Catherine of Deva - Hawkland Moor
Jahan Ara bint al-Yehya amat al-Hafeeza - Ealdnordwuda
SaehildR barngodR - Wealdlake
Alexander Medley - Fearann na Criche
Thorfin Solvarson - Altenberg

You will note the Baronial A&S Officer is missing. That position is held by The Baroness. The Baronial Officer positions opening up. They are Seneschal, Chatelaine, Minister of Arts and Sciences, and Webminister. The position of Minister of Youth also remains open. Please consider running for one of these offices. The work is rewarding when you serve our barony. Just contact Baron Max if you have any questions or want to throw your hat in the ring.

We are very proud and pleased to announce that the Middle Kingdom has a new Kingdom Minister of Youth - THL Silly. Congratulations Honorable Lady SaehildR barngodR, we know you will be amazing.

Our next Home Court will be Sunday, December 6th at 6:00 pm. Looking at the holidays coming up, we thought it would be best to move to the first of the month. Rather than have two back-to-back, we just merged the October and November courts into one in November. If you received an award, Her Excellency will reach out to you for your mailing information if she does not already have it.

Until we meet again. Miss you all. Be safe and be well!

Wind Swept Path Award Recipients

Catherine of Deva (Hawkland Moor)
Jahan Ara bint al-Yehya amat al-Hafeeza (Ealdnordwuda)
SaehildR barngodR (Weald Lake)
Alexander Medley (Fearann na Criche)
Thorfin Solvarson (Altenberg)

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North Woods Home Court

September 27, 2020

Ethereal Realm

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

We began our court with a toast to Their Royal Majesties King Felix and Queen Madeleina.

Her Excellency expressed her desire to keep contact with all of you and help where possible. Please if you know of someone who is struggling and you think a text, message, note in the mail or phone call would help, please please let us know. We can be reached through FaceBook or by email at Excellencies.NorthWoods@Midrealm.org

There were no entrys for the September challenge. So the #NWGold50 Challenge for October will remain the Bardic Challenge from September. Our hope is to get material that may ultimately be used for the actual North Woods 50 celebration. Here's a recap of the challenge: Extra points for including a campfire. Sing me a song, recite a poem, or tell me a story. You can read me a period tale that fits your personna or tell me a North Woods "So, there I was ..." story. Use something published or original and Tag it #NWGold50.If that is uninspiring, then the new, October #NWGold50 Challenge will be to create a North Woods inspired Autumn decoration. Carve or decorate a North Woods inspired pumpkin or gourde; make a door wreath or a porch display. As always, we are wide open to your own interpretation. Be creative and have fun!

This month we'd like to honor those who help keep us connected. The folks take on jobs that are highly visible, but not all are really seen. We are talking about the Webministers, Social Media Liaisons, and Heralds. We see the outcome - highly visible for Web and Social Media; but their actual work is behind the scenes. The Heralds, on the other hand, are seen and heard in all their capacities.

The webministers:

Celestria de Cranham (North Woods)
Caitilin Logan (Hawkland Moor)
Paiva Kaukotar (Ealdnordwuda)
Alexander Medeley (Fearann na Criche)
Wolfger Silberbar (Altenberg)

Social Media Liaison:
SaehildR barngodR (Weald Lake - 1 of 16 warranted in Midrealm)

Heralds:
Lucien Featherstone (North Woods)
Nigellus le Haie (Hawkland Moor)
Rurik Brathlidski (Fearann na Criche)
Caecilia Desiderata (Ealdnordwuda)

You may have noticed that Wealdlake is missing from the list of honorees. That's because the Webminister for Wealdlake is His Excellency. His Excellency is also a Herald-at-large.

His Excellency spoke a few words about the upcoming election. There are Baronial Officer positions opening up. They are Seneschal, Chatelaine, Minister of Arts and Sciences, and Webminister. The position of Minister of Youth also remains open. Please consider running for one of these offices. The work is rewarding when you serve our barony.

The next Baronial Council Meeting is Sunday, October 4 via Zoom. Watch the North Woods FaceBook page for more information.

If you received an award, please message or email Aliyah information about where you would like it sent via US mail. She has not sent out August's awards yet, due to the reality of a suddenly necessary kitchen remodel and the rest of what reality has thrown at us recently. Thank you for your patience.

Until we meet again. Miss you all. Be safe and be well!

Wind Swept Path Award Recipients

Celestria de Cranham
Caitilin Logan
Paiva Kaukotar
Alexander Medeley
Wolfger Silberbar
SaehildR barngodR
Lucien Featherstone
Nigellus leHaie
Rurik Brathlidski
Caecilia Desiderata

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North Woods Home Court

August 30, 2020

Ethereal Realm

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

As has become our tradition in the virtual courts, we opened court with a toast to Their Majesties - King Felix and Queen Madeleina.

While we are still restricted in the Midrealm through the end of January 2021, we want to commend everyone who has made an effort to stay connected within the SCA. Some folks have done that through the virtual realm and others have done it through more "archaic" methods. Virtual meetings, virtual A&S gatherings, virtual challenges, virtual courts, and virtual shenanigans have been keeping our hobby alive for the past six months. We completely recognize and respect that for various reasons, these are not for everyone; and yet for others, it has allowed greater participation. Some folks find no appeal in the virtual realm; and that's perfectly fine. Even in person, not everyone participates or finds their fun in the same activities. Many of these folks have still found ways to stay active and keep in touch - through phone calls, small groups of friends socially distant and in compliance with local ordinances, and mail. Others may have even found respite in this unexpected hiatus. It's all ok. You do you! Continue to support each other by whatever means necessary and comfortable. We are so glad that the SCA has not been forgotten or lost during these unexpected times. We hope that what we are doing helps and we encourage everyone to find ways to keep their enthusiasm, interest, and passion in things medieval alive.

Their Royal Majesties Felix and Madeleina held a virtual Midrealm Court yesterday where they gave out several awards and even did a virtual elevation. It, like all the others can be found on the Kingdom of the Middle You-Tube channel. As a part of the voice of the Midrealm Crown to the good people of North Woods, I want to share that TRM have been encouraging people to consider holding office - locally, regionally, or even at the kingdom level. In particular, they are encouraging those who have never held office to please consider doing so. It is a great way to serve, in most cases it does not take a great deal of time, and there are many folks who will help teach and guide you if you so desire. The Barony has some offices open and a few more opening soon. Please consider, especially in this slower hobby time, perhaps undertaking one of these jobs or becoming a deputy to someone.

We have lately been focusing each court on a specific area in the SCA - A&S in June, Martial in July, and today we would like to recognize some folks for Service.

For one of the most thankless jobs- Seneschal. We have six on our Barony:
Maximilian der Zauberer - Baronial
Damiana Isabel Cardona - Hawkland Moor
Brigida Alderotti - Ealdnordwuda
Odelia of White Waters - Wealdlake
Morgan End Starre - Fearann na Criche
Celestria de Cranham - Altenberg
We would like to recognize these current Seneschals with the Award of the Wind Swept Path for their service and dedication.

But, there is another position that requires a significant commitment and dedication - the Exchequers. Again, there are six in our Barony:
Morgaine NicFhrannsaidh - Baronial
Gwenllyn the Minstrel - Hawkland Moore
Gwynneth Featherstone - Ealdnordwuda
Aine Óconnail - Wealdlake
Kriemhilt von Ebersberg - Fearann na Criche
Faoiltigherna ni Bhroain - Altenberg
Honor these folks for keeping count with the Award of the Wind Swept Path.

There is one more person that your Baroness wants to make sure we recognize today. This good gentle does not always serve without complaint or grumbling. Set-up, tear-down, Event Steward for many years of one or more events, teaching, retaining, guard duty, seam ripping, technology, proof-reading, and listening (sometimes). In addition to all the above, this would all be more difficult with the help of THL SaehildR, we thank you with all our love and an Award of the Wind Swept Path.

Happy 50th North Woods! The challenge for August was based on "Back to School" and focused on learning/teaching. Please allow me to tell you a little story. In 1977, I found the SCA in a place called Dearn Ansilet. It was a relatively small group of folks that met in the back yard of an Ann Arbor home with impressive grounds and a large pond. Picture, if you will, carpet armor and bucket helms in fighting practice on the upper lawn. Near the pond was a group of women sitting in woven mesh lawn chairs speaking of sheep, shearing, carding, spinning, dying, weaving, making garb. I was just 19, a self-supporting impoverished student living in a small apartment with two others. These ladies were intense - too much in fact! Fast forward a quarter of a century. I have been dragged, reluctantly, back to the middle ages. At one of the first events we attended there was this A&S display. It had garb, accessories, tools, and documentation that was amazing, not only in its depth, but also in its organization. I have always said that presentation is everything, and I saw a kindred spirit, but WOW! I have seen this gentle in action and WOW! I have learned much from this person and give them my utmost regard and respect. Mistress Anthoinette de Martel, for her teaching fishing at Pennsic and ITMCTRAV - you are the #NWGold50 Challenge winner for August! She will be receiving this commemorative coin and some other fishy surprises. Thank you!

#NWGold50 Challenge for September is inspired by missing Pennsic and recent evenings around a campfire. It is a Bardic Challenge. Extra points for video with a campfire. Sing me a song or tell me a story. You can read me period tale that fits your personna or tell me a "So, there I was ..." story. Poetry is also appropriate. If you are participating virtually, remember to tag it #NWGold50. If you are in touch with non-virtual folks, we will accept entries by mail - just make sure you mark it #NWGold50.

Wind Swept Path Award Recipients

Maximilian der Zauberer
Damiana Isabel Cardona
Brigida Alderotti
Odelia of White Waters
Morgan End Starre
Celestria de Cranham
Morgaine NicFhrannsaidh
Gwenllyn the Minstrel
Gwynneth Featherstone
Aine Óconnail
Kriemhilt von Ebersberg
Faoiltigherna ni Bhroain
SaehildR barngodR

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North Woods Home Court

July 26, 2020

Ethereal Realm

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

Court was opened with a toast to Their Majesties.

We reminded everyone that all SCA events and martial activites are cancelled until the end of July. (NOTE: The following week, all SCA events and martial activites were cancelled until January 31, 2021.) We reviewed the restrictions in place for group meetings. Then we went to Awards as noted below.

The Shimmering Leaf was awarded to Ivarr of Altenberg. Baron Aindle made a challenge to all the brewers, vintners and cordial makers to make a something special to celebrate North Woods 50th. The only limiting factor was nothing with a pine taste. Ivarr met the challenge with Hidden Gold Beer. It was enjoyed by the Baron as throughout the court as it was used for the opening toast. The Golden Trope was awarded to Baroness Gwenllyen for her contributions and accomplishments in music on the recommendation of our A and S Champion - Lady Seri. The Biting Wolves were given those serving behind the scenes as Marshalls for our cantons and Barony.

A reminder was made to all the fighters - Armored and Rapier - to make sure you have your waiver on file with the Clerk of the Roster. It will be required to participate in practices and events.

The Baroness announced her North Woods 50th challenge winner for July. June's #NWGold50 Challenge was to show the Baroness pictures of your North Woods. Pictures of anything that meant North Woods to you. She loved what you showed her and would like to acknowledge the beauty and charm of all the entries. Honorable mention to THL SaehildR who entered an amazing collage of photos and Isabel Taylor who caught that special moment from our Investiture as Baron and Baroness. The winner of this July's #NWGold50 Challenge was really hard to choose. The other entries were amazingly pretty or emotionally moving, and truly inspiring, but one stood out to me as an attribute of North Woods that sometimes causes problems, but is one of its greatest strengths. We are a Barony with five cantons, beautiful lands, many talents, and many opinions. Our cantons comprise our Barony and are unique unto themselves. They give us great diversity of strengths as well as divisiveness of strengh. But when all is said and done - We are family! Therefore, congratulations to THL Fujinami No Kaede for her picture of the Ealdnordwuda Pennsic family.

The Baroness then announced the Challenge for August. #NWGold50 Challenge for August is inspired by Back-to-School! Post about something that you have learned during your time in the SCA. It can be a photo, a drawing, a performance video, a brief summary, or even a link to a virtual class, Virtual Pennsic University is up and running, you took and would like to encourage others to take. You have until the Saturday, August 29th, the day before August's Home Court on Sunday, Aug 30th at 7:00 pm to post or email me. Remember to tag it #NWGold50.

We ended court with a request for the populace to send in their Northern Star awards.

Biting Wolf Award Recipients

Vigfuss Mjoksiglandi
Nyilas Kazmer
Oshin al-Armani
Helena Falkenstein
Sugawara no Tokihira
Michael McCay
Lucien Featherstone
Rurik Brathlidski
Morgan End Starre
Ingvar the Red

Shimmering Leaf Award Recipients

Ivarr of Altenberg

Lord Cailin's Golden Trope

Gwenllyen the Minstrel

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North Woods Home Court

June 26, 2020

Ethereal Realm

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

We began court by passing on the Restrictions as proclaimed by the Crown related to COVID-19.

We were proud to announce two groups as receipients of the Council of Wolves award. The first is the Pentamere Harp Choir. They have impressed the Baroness quite a bit and she'd like to see more of them. The baroness finds them amazing! They gave their first performance at It Takes My Child to Raze a Village XI in 2019. The group also taught at St. Cecilia at the Tower and performed at Tyger Hunt. The second group was an ad hoc group formed for a specific purpose, showed amazing collaboration throughout Pentamere, demonstrated a wide range of talents and achieved their goal - The Pentamere Feastware Group. All members of either group are welcome to contact us at Northwoods.Excellencies@midrealm.org to request a patch.

NW recently and suddenly lost one of its very talented musicians to cancer. We feel that we were just beginning to see how much this noble man had to offer. He was quiet and avoided the limelight, but he was gifted in so many ways and he was starting to blossom. We don't want his gift or his memory to be forgotten. It is with great sadness of heart but joy in the doing, that we present Cailin's Golden Trope Award for contributions, accomplishments, and inspiration in music. For those of you who don't know, in the most simple terms, a music Trope is a musical or lyrical addition or substitution. Lord Cailin was most certainly an addition. The Premiere Recepients of the Award are Siri Toivosdotter, Beline Nervenartz and Angus Folksinger.

We announced the winner of this month's North Woods 50th Golden Challenge - Lord Piotr Arslan Danilov. The challenge was to create something inspired by the Barony using only what you already had at home and to post it to Facebook. Lord Piotr Arslan Danilov performed "Riu Riu Chio" as he learned it from Lord Cailin and he cited the "el lobo" lyric which brought to mind the Barony. Thank you Lord Piotr for a performance well done and a beautiful tribute. Lord Piotr will be receiving this North Woods inspired plague mask keychain hand-made by Baroness Genrose for his efforts.

The Baroness has a new challenge for July. We're going to change the hashtag to #NWGold50. You have until the Saturday before July's Home Court (Sunday, July 26 at 7:00 pm) to post a North Woods photo. This could be anything: at home, out in the woods (Lucien - you were a day early!), near water, in water, in garb, out of garb (please no nudies), showing humans, showing scenery, showing both, showing doing, showing not doing. Show me YOUR North Woods in pictures! Remember to tag it #NWGold50 or email it to NorthWoods.Baroness@Midrealm.org

Council of Wolves

Pentamere Harp Choir
The Pentamere Feastware Group

Lord Cailin's Golden Trope

Premier Recipients
Siri Toivosdotter
Beline Nervenartz
Angus Folksinger

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Aindle, Baron of North Woods
Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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North Woods Home Court

May 31, 2020

Ethereal Realm

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

A Zoom court was held due to the COVID19 restrictions. Our thanks to The Honorable Lady SaehildR barngodR for the use of her Zoom account to host the court.

Toasts were made to our retiring Monarchs Seto-Heika and La Reina Ynes and our new Monarchs King Felix and Queen Madeleina. It was announced that the North Woods 50th Anniversary party is only posponed to next year. Fearann na Criche has asked to host it and we agree the setting is perfect. So we will have the North Woods 51(-1) Anniversary celebration.

Her Excellency presented her Golden Challenge for the month of June: Using only what yo have at hand create something inspired by the Barony. It could be anything. Add to your fighter kit. New garb Create a work of art. Fiber art. Bardic art. Post it on the North Woods Facebook page #NWGold or email it to NorthWoods.Baroness@Midrealm.org

We were proud to announce the full list of the 50th year Golden Champions.

Biting Wolf Award Recipients

Noelle de la Plume
Vigfuss Mjoksiglandi
Sophie of Ironwolf

Barred Owl Award Recipients

Everon FitzGerald
Ruric Brathlidski

Shimmering Leaf Award Recipients

Horatio Archer
Brynn Archer

Wind Swept Path Award Recipients

Thomas Pickinganewname
Lucien Featherstone
Kalita Endstarre
Aine ÓConnail
Odo de Eu

Blue Moon Recipient

Brigida Alderotti

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Private Court of Their Royal Majesties Felix and Madeleina

May 7, 2020

Ethereal Realm

We joined our Cousins in swearing Fealty to Their Royal Majesties Felix and Madeleina.

This will allow us to hold Baronial Courts.

No Baronial Court held by Aindle and Aliyah, Baron and Baroness of North Woods.

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Coronation of Their Royal Majesties Felix and Madeleina

May 2, 2020

Ethereal Realm

We joined the populace in watching the Coronation of Their Royal Majesties Felix and Madeleina.

Opening Court - https://youtu.be/UIZotib1cSM

No Baronial Court held by Aindle and Aliyah, Baron and Baroness of North Woods.

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Final Court of Their Royal Majesties Seto and Ynes

May 2, 2020

Ethereal Realm

We joined the populace in watching the Final Court of Their Royal Majesties Seto and Ynes. We were proud to hear that one of our former North Woods Youth Champions was made a Sargent of the Red Company - Cynewulf de Divelyn. Congradulations!

Opening Court - https://youtu.be/0OuMjuyuO8o
Post intermission court - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn6i3j6aSjs

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Last Ethereal Court of Their Royal Majesties Seto and Ynes

April 25, 2020

Ethereal Realm

We were invited to attend Their Royal Majesties in their Last Ethereal Court. The

We were invited to speak to the Populace (in 60 seconds or less - very hard for His Excellency):

Aliyah - We are very grateful to TRM for giving us this opportunity. We have always been amazed by the people of North Woods and have not been shy about saying so. During this global health crisis you have risen to new heights of caring, compassion, and creativity. We have witnessed the rise of new leaders and the growing strength of those who already lead.
Aindle - This year was supposed to be the celebration of our 50th anniversary. What we have seen is that the true gold in our Barony is its people. We can never express adequately how how proud we are of all of you and what you have done over the past 50 years. You continue to shine like the sun in the Baronial Arms.
Aliyah - Be safe.
Aindle - We love you all.

No baronial Court held by Aindle and Aliyah, Baron and Baroness of North Woods.

Link: https://youtu.be/MdUxc2OLwQ8

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Virtual Court of Their Royal Majesties Seto and Ynes

April 18, 2020

Ethereal Realm

We attend the court. We were pleased and proud to have members of the Barony receive their due recognition with a Kingdom Augmentation of Arms as past Generals of the Midrealm Army.

Link: https://youtu.be/DZX5fI-VTm0

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St Valentines Day Massacre

February 22, 2020

Three Hills of Andelcrag

From Aliyah's Facebook Post:

Another Val Day has come and gone and what a day it was!

First I would like to thank Their Excellencies of Andelcrag for their hospitality and gift.

Second, if you haven't done so already, please congratulate Mistress Artemisia Lacebrayder on her elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

More congratulations are due to The Honorable Lady Siri Toivosdotter and Forester Kestrel Altara von Barton on being made a Companions of the Order of the Dragon's Heart.

We are very pleased to announce three additions to the Barony's Order of the Howling Wolf - Baron Angus Gove MacKinnon and Baroness Ciara McRobbie and Mistress Anthoinette de Martel. Please offer them congratulations as well.

And to Mistress Jervisa Wainwright who received both a service and A&S award from the Barony of Andelcrag.

Finally, it was so wonderful seeing so many members of North Woods doing so many things in so many different venues of the event. Thank you all for giving us so much to be so proud of.

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

Order of the Howling Wolf Members

Baron Angus Gove MacKinnon
Baroness Ciara McRobbie
Mistress Anthoinette de Martel

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Pentamere Academy of Defense (PAoD)

February 15, 2020

Ealdnordwuda

From Aliyah's Facebook Post:

Yesterday was the Pentamere Academy of Defense (PAoD) run by the Canton of Ealdnordwuda. As usual, the event was great fun - good classes, different tournaments all day (Congratulations to all the winners!), good food, and better company. Thank you! Please indulge me by reading further.

The SCA is amazing. Yes, there are problems, but there is so much more. There is a history of coming together in times of need. The rapier community is doing this now.

from an earlier post in Ealdnordwuda

The new year has unfortunately seen a great tradegy for one in our community. Warder Gallien and his family have lost their home and possessions to tragic circumstances. To aid in their recovery, gear maintenance kits will be sold as a fundraiser.

Kits are still be available. They are $20.
Rust Erasers are $4.
Sanding blocks $1.

Contact THL Brigida ( Kayla Marie Walker ) at walker (dot) kayla2009@gmail.com or in person at Val Day.

Thank you all for being so amazing! - Aliyah

Baroness Aliyah's Golden Rapier Challenge had some surprising winners in the different levels. She did not realize there were so many proficient in the Bolognese rapier style.

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

For the 50th year Anniversary of North Woods, we will be selecting two champions in each area. (When possible we will have one peer and one non-peer.)

Mistress Baroness Dulcinea Maria Magdalena von Muhlberg y Aguilar agreed to be our Arts and Science Champion and Master Maximilian der Zauberer agreed to be our Rapier Champion.

We are saddened to have Sugawara No Tokinira step down as our champion. He has been an outstanding representative of the Barony and an inspiration to many in the rapier community and beyond. He has set a high bar for those following as champion including our new champion Horatio Archer. We are proud to have him step up in Rapier as he has done for the Barony as a previous Archery Champion.

Biting Wolf Award Recipients

Sugawara No Tokinira

Wind Swept Path Award Recipients

Michael McKay
Gwynneth Featherstone
Both Premier receipients who had not previously received their award in court


Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Argent (silver) Martial Arts Stars:

Sugawara No Tokinira
Miche

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

Courso

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Alaric of Ealdnordwuda
Courso
Casima

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Herald's Pointe and Scribal Collegium

February 1, 2020

WealdLake

Herald's Pointe and Scribal Collegium returned to WealdLake. It was an enjoyable event with a lot of good fighting by our Armored fighters. The first of the Baroness's Golden Challenge had letter size light boards as the prizes for our two winners (1st) the Shield Herald Damian Nighthawk with benches and tables covered in heraldry and (2nd) Eron Morgana O'lir McDouglas Crawford ni FitzGerald with her garb covered in heraldry. The lunch tavern had the traditional Scribal Soup and Herald's Chili prepared by Baroness Aliyah. There were several excellent classes and an opportunity to spend time with our two regional Signets - Baroness Hannah Schreiber and Mistress Helena Sibyla. We held court during the Heraldic and Scribal Tea.

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

Biting Wolf Award Recipients

Osric Eisenwulf

Wind Swept Path Award Recipients

Jervisa Wainwright


Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Argent (silver) Martial Arts Stars:

Erevon Fitzgerald
Canyden Scott

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Canyden Scott
John

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Winter Revel

Jan 17, 2020

Barony of Andelcrag

We attended the Winter Revel hosted by our dear cousins Baron Raymond and Baroness Hauviette of Andelcrag. We congradulated their Highnesses Prince Felix and Princess Madeleina (Prince Felix the Just is a North Woods Knight.) We also welcome our newest cousins Baron Lewis and Baroness Sabd.

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North Woods Wassail

December 14, 2019

Riding of Hawkland Moor

This was another wonderful night with our SCA family. We were able to welcome new people as well as spend time with some we had not seen in a while. It is always a pleasure to gather together and feast! Wassail!

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

Owen MacDonald stepped down as our Service Champion. He set a high bar for all those who follow. He also gifted North Woods with a traveler's shoulder bag to be added to the Service champion Regallia. As he is already a member of the Baronial Brigade, he will continue to be there for the Barony when needed. We were happy to announce Lady Damiana Isabel Cardona as our new Service Champion.

Shimmering Leaf Award Recipient

Cailin mac Aindeis

Wind Swept Path Award Recipients

Owen MacDonald


Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

Rebecca of North Woods

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Artemisia Lacebrayder

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Ironwolf Holiday Party

December 7, 2019

Wealdlake

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

Mistress Jervisa Wainwright received her scroll done by the hand of Baroness Aliyah for her Award of the Evergreen received in 2001.

The Award of the Blue Moon was established. The Blue Moon is a rare thing and rarity is often considered desirable and valuable. The Award of the Blue Moon is give at the discretion of the Baron and Baroness of North Woods to an individual whom they consider to be rare, desirable, and valuable; worthy of recognition and deserving of honor for deeds, skills, accomplishments, attitudes, character, and integrity. It is an award to be given in a manner in keeping with its name and intent.

Premier Recipient of the Award of the Blue Moon

Sir Osric von Eisenwulf

Biting Wolf Award Recipients

Aldrick Blackstone

Shimmering Leaf Award Recipients

Gedryn von Eisenwulf

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A Grand Day of Tournaments and Cynnabar Baronial Investiture

November 2, 2019

Cynnabar

We attended A Grand Day of Tournaments for the Cynnabar Baronial Investiture. It was an opportunity to get together with our Pentamere cousins, the members of our populace who enjoy testing their mettle against the other fighters and fencers, and have a chance to catch up with friends we have not seen in a while. It was with a touch of sadness having our dear cousins Ermenrich and Kasha step down, however we rejoice in welcoming ÓlAfr and Malachy to our midst! It was a wonderful day spending time with all the members of North Woods who attended.

There was an unexpected occurrence at the evening court as Her Excellency Aliyah was called before Ryo-ô Heika Seto. She became a Companion of the Order of the Evergreen! She received the award for her knowledge of herbcraft, embroidery, silk banners, and the scribal arts. You can see her scroll here.

No Baronial Court held.

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Grand Tour

October 26, 2019

WealdLake

Greetings North Woods! We had an exciting day in the Barony. We attended WealdLake's Grand Tour: A Taste if 15th C Germany. During our celebration we were beset upon my a magical beast. It was terrible frightening! It claimed the rapier field and taunted all. All took up their swords, but even His Excellecy Aindle, our champion Sugawara and the Pentamere Regional champion, Horatio were unable to prevail. The beast did eventually flee toward the south, but I fear we have not seen the last of it. I offer a bounty for the slaying of this magical beast and would ask that all who accept this challenge be wary.

Additionally, Lady SæhildR offered several good A&S classes, a populace bean count display, and a dessert competition which was won by Lady Aine and her Bee Sting Cake. The feast was amazing thanks to Lady Helena and her phenomenal kitchen staff. Congratulations to Lady Siri who will remain our A&S Champion for NW50 and with ensemble musicians provided period music throughout the day. Armored combatants had an opportunity to learn from Sir Michael Au Cluin and Lord Lambert provided a very interesting and challenging "Let the Fates Decide" tournament and an open list all day.

Thank you all for a wonderful day!

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

Order of the White Wolf

Rachel of WealdLake
Steve of WealdLake


Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Argent (silver) Martial Arts Stars:

Horatio Archer
Aindle

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

Odelia of White Waters
Aine O Connaill
Siri Toivosdotter
Balin
Cailin mac Aindreis

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Owen MacDonald
Jervisa Wainwright
Gretchen
Finnian McFinn

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Dancers Revolt

October 12, 2019

Altenberg

We enjoyed a restful day with our canton of Altenberg at Dancer's Revolt. There was much merriment as the dancers practiced and performed dances throughout the day. A good time was had by all!

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


Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

Kriemhilt von Ebersberg
Poison
Bella
Magda
Dunstan
Alina
CJ
Leynette LaVolek
Godvida Dun
Cassandra
Aaron Druman

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Gwenllyen the Minstrel
Celestria de Cranham
Faoiltigherna ni Bhroain
FAelAn

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Fall Coronation

sept 28, 2019

Barony of Illiton and Canton of Lochmorrow

We were so happy to attend the Coronation of Their Majesties Seto-Heika and Reina Ynes. There were severe storms that had us spending the night over an hour away from the event and just arriving in time for morning court. His Majesty has adopted a Japanese persona which is not commonly known to the populace of the Midrealm. . We are so proud of the members of our Barony - Mono no Aware. They did an outstanding job of providing infomation throughout the day on the culture in period. This is in adddition to the work they did prior to the event in publishing guidance to the populace on proper clothing to fit His Majesty's persona. I wore a Happi Coat in honor of His Majesty while Aliyah wore our 14th Century European clothing to honor Her Majesty. We would not have been able to honor Our Crown as well without the support our populace provided. We are so honored to be your Baron and Baroness!

No Baronial Court held.

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Pferdestadt Rapier Classic Presents Tournament of Defense

Sept 14, 2019

Canton of Pferdestadt of Middle Marches

This was a long but wonderful day. We got to see the previous Baroness of North Woods Gwendlynn the Minstrel elevated to Pelican. In addition, we saw the presentation of her 'scroll' up close

Her 'scroll' was a music box made by Baroness Aliyah - current Baroness of North Woods. For more pictures of the Music box, you can go to the WealdLake website page.

No Baronial Court held.

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North Woods Community College

Aug 30 - Sept 1, 2019

Riding of Hawkland Moor

The Baron was able to spend the full day learning how to make Viking Jewelry from copper.

The Baroness had other duties that prevented her from attending until the evening for court and 'feast'. (See Pferdestadt Rapier Classic Presents Tournament of Defense for more information.)

The format was a full day in a single class learning a new skill. This allowed us to really learn a new skill. I was able to make rings, brooches and bracelets out of copper. I thank The Honorable Lord LaBref (our instructor) and Baron Maximilian for contributing some of what they made for largess I was able to pass on to Their Majesties.

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

Order of the Howling Wolf Members

Dulcinea Maria Magdalena von Muhlberg y Aguilar
Odo de Eu


Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

LaBref
Isabelle
Margaina
Tangwistle
CJ

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Call of the Waterhorse

Aug 23-26, 2019

Fearann na Criche

It was good to be in our canton of Fearann na Criche on the shores of the AuSable river. There is always a wonderful feast to look forward to and Lady Ariss and her staff did not disapoint. The 'traditional' frying pan toss is an event not often seen on the SCA. We also choose our Archery Champion at this event and we are proud to have Ivarr of Altenberg as our Noth Woods Champion. It was also a pleasure to once again hear the story of the Waterhorse.

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

Barred Owl Award Recipients

Horatio Archer

Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Argent (silver) Martial Arts Stars:

Evin

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

Battlefield Brewry
Keagen the Swift
Vigfuss Mjoksiglandi
Ariss

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Evin
Odelia of White Waters
Everon FitzGerald

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Pennsic War 48

July 26 - Aug 11, 2019

Midrealm, East, AEthelmearc

Greetings North Woods!

It was an interesting war for your Baron and Baroness. Physical limitations prevented us from participating in many activites.However, we were able to see our populace and Baronial representives bring honor to the Barony. The Chili Cook Off and Euchure Tourmanent had limited attendance as few wanted to vernture out in the thunderstorm passing through at the same time. Is was definatly a successful venture which we will continue. The Knowne World Baronial Rapier was also a rainy affair, yet still was a great event. Our thanks to Warder Kata Aragunnrsdottir for being the Event Steward again. The left over chili from the cookoff was a crowd pleaser as many had attended the just completed Armored event. That we plan to continue as well.

We had a few 'pop-up' courts during Pennsic, with the following awards bestowed:

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

Bjarg Kormaksson became our Baronial Armored Champion. Morgon EndStarr received his Biting Wolf. Petrella VonEisenburg Auf Odra received her Barred Owl.

Order of the White Wolf

person with service dogs


Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Argent (silver) Martial Arts Stars:

Fud

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Tyger Hunt/Ale to the Victors

July 13-14, 2019

Riding of Hawkland Moor

It was a wonderful two days. It was a pleasue spending time with our cousins from Roaring Wastes Eamon and Isabella as this will be their last Tyger Hunt and Ale to the Victors as Territorial Baron and Baroness. Those I spoke to visting the demo spoke very highly of the activites and welcoming warmth of the presenters. Baroness Gwndlynn held a challenging Ale tournament, and her team won the day!
Thank you again to all who worked so hard to make the day possible.

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

Order of the White Wolf

Brother Bart


Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Argent (silver) Martial Arts Stars:

Moira Campbell of Argyle
Gunnar

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

Finnian McFinn

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Finnian McFinn
Moira Campbell of Argyle

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Smurf Shoot

June 23, 2019

House Applegarthe, Riding of Hawkland Moor, North Woods

It was a wonderful day with the Archers! Aliyah got to use her new bow. Aindle even competed in the Smurf Shoot.

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

Thanks was given to Master Nigellus leHaie and TH Lady Catherine of Deva for their 34 years of hosting Smurf Shoot! We are overwhelmed by your graciousness in opening your home to us for this event and the many classes through the year.

Biting Wolf Award Recipients

Alice the Bard received her Award of the Biting Wolf as a Premier Member.

Barred Owl Award Recipients

Nigellus leHaie
Catherine of Deva

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Baronial Border War

June 15-17, 2019

Rimsholt, Andelcrag

It was an interesting day at Baron Wars. Baron Rannoff filled in as the North Woods Champion to start the Heavy war points battle (and won!)

The rapier war point this year was a battle matching the Heavy battle. Our Rapier Champion Sugawara also won to kick off the fighting!

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

The Archery point was a populace shoot.

What made the day interesting was Aindle got stung in the face by his lower lip at the toast at the start of the Heavy War Point. Aindle was able to participate in the Archery War Point and also had fun with thrown weapons. Aindle received an Altenberg Bolt from Baron Raymond for inspiring him at the Midrealm 50th celebration. Aindle is very humbled by this; as Baron Raymond inspires him.

The result of the day's war points: North Woods won the Heavy and Rapier battles, Andelcrag won the Archery Shoot. This means the Baronial Border War Cup is in the possession of North Woods this year.

Click here to see more pictures of the cup.

As His Majesty attended the event this year, there was a Royal court. His Majesty Edmund allowed us to install our new Thrown Weapons Champion - Brutus. Forester Kestral Altara von Barton has become a member of the Baronial Brigade. We thank her for her outstanding service to the Barony and the Dream!

And it seems we cannot visit our Cousins Baron Ramond and Baroness Hauviette of Andelcrag without a big thank you for their gracious hospitability. You and your Canton of Rimsholt have always made us feel welcome. We will always look forward to seeing you again.

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Siege of Talenval

May 17, 2019

Talenval, Andelcrag

It was a cloudy day with the rain holding off long enough for most of the activities to be completed. Aindle and Aliyah both rode in the horse cart in the parade. Aindle was able to compete favorably in the equestrian competition. Aindle spent some time at the rapier, thrown weapons and archery range as well. A good time was had by all.

A joint baronial court was held with no business conducted by North Woods.

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Midrealm 50

May 23-27, 2019

Barony of Sternfeld

It was a wonderful celebration, in spite of the storms. We were able to set up one of the best historical displays in the History Hall. One of the most talked about items was our display of the first Pennsic Arrow. We wish to thank everyone who contributed to the display. We also want to thank Duke Talymar and Baron Fergus for stewarding the History Hall.

A special thanks goes to the Barony of Andecrag and their Baron Raymond and Baroness Hauviette for sharing their camp with us. Your hospitality is greatly appreciated. You truly made us feel welcome.

There were the usual epic battles in the Crown Tournament. We were happy to greet our new heirs to the Dragon Throne - Their Royal Highnesses Prince Seto and Princess Ynes. It made us proud that members of our populace have stepped up to assist Their Highnesses. Prince Seto will be wearing Japanese for his reign and we have the experts in North Woods to assist him.

No baronial court was held.

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Battle of the Inland Seas 25

May 17, 2019

Altenberg, North Woods

What a great day! The horses are BACK! Yes, the SCA Equestrians are back and looking good! (The Baron even got to ride in the parade!)

We were able to see an excellent display of throw weapons skills. We selected our new Baronial Champion, however are not ae to announce our choice as we have not had an opportunity to speak to the candidate.

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

The Award of the Barred Owl was instituted.

This is a award for Target Weapons. Recipients of this award are being honored for their research, trials, accomplishments, and/or contributions within the Siege Weapons, Thrown Weapons and Archery community.

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.

Barred Owl Premier Members

Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel
Baron Maximilian der Zauberer
Hawkland Moor

Kestral Altara von Barton
Thrown Weapons
Ealdnordwuda

Petrella VonEisenburg Auf Odra
Siege Weapons
Wealdlake

Roderick MacCraken
Archery and Siege
Fearann na Criche

Lord Ivarr of Altenberg
Archery and Thrown Weapons
Altenberg

Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Or (gold) Arts & Sciences Stars:

Eliana
Argus
Caylum
Kiar of Auburn

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Cooking staff
Celestra
Dalia
Softkey
Dayna
Collet
Braletiana
Thalen
Bloodwolfen
Tess
Einarr
Legio Equestrian

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Pentamere Academy of Defense 13

May 11, 2019

Ealdnordwuda, North Woods

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

Alice the Bard
Hawkland Moor

Brigida Alderotti
Ealdnordwuda

Kata Aragunnrsdottir
Ealdnordwuda

Lambert de Penrith
Wealdlake - Leatherwork

Morgan End Starre
Fearann na Criche

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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It Takes My Child To Raze A Village XI

April 27, 2019

WealdLake, North Woods

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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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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Quest for the Golden Seamstress

March 29 - 30, 2019

Barony of 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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Pentamere Regional A&S Faire

March 2, 2019

WealdLake, North Woods

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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Tournament of Chivalry and St Valentine's Day Massacre

February 9, 2019

Canton of 3 Hills, Andelcrag

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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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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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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Wassail

December 12, 2018

Riding of Hawkland Moor, North Woods

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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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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The Grand Tour: A Taste of 13th Century Europe

October 27, 2018

WealdLake, North Woods

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

Gwenllyen the Minstrel

JahanAra bint al-Yehya Amat al-Hafeeza

Octavio Gonzalez de Castile

Arriss End Starre

Thorfin Solvarson

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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Apple Cider Time!

October 21, 2018

Master Nigellus LeHaie and The Honorable Lady Catherine, North Woods

Had the pleasure of not only making apple cider (it was very delicious!) - I was able to present to Master Nigellus LeHaie 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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Crown Tournament

October 20, 2018

Marche of Three Towers, Middle Marches

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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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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Coronation of A'kos and Bella

September 29, 2018

WealdLake, North Woods

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 leHaie
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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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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Call of the Waterhorse – Dressed to the Nines

August 24-26, 2018

Fearann Na Criche, North Woods

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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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.

Order of the White Wolf

Hannah

Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Gwenllyen the Minstrel
Tonis
Kata Aragunnrsdottir
Hannah

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Ealdnorwuda Fighter Practice

July 18, 2018

Ealdnorwuda, North Woods

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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Tyger Hunt/Ale to the Victors

July 14 - 15, 2018

Riding of Hawkland Moor, North Woods

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 Eamon 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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Smurf Shootv

June 24, 2018

House Applegarthe, Riding of Hawkland Moor, North Woods

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 Nigellus leHaie and TH Lady 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 Eamon 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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Baron Wars

June 22-24, 2018

Marche, Middle 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 Aindle 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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The Siege of Talonval

June 1-3, 2018

Shire of Talonval

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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Baronial Border War

June 15-17, 2018

Rimsholt, Andelcrag

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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Battle of the Inland Seas

May 18, 2018

Altenberg, North Woods

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.

Order of the White Wolf

Jessie of Wealdlake

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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