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: Eamon 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

YIS,

Submitted by,

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


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!

YIS,

Submitted by,

Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods


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.

YIS,

Submitted by,

Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods


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!

YIS,

Submitted by,

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


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 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

YIS,

Submitted by,

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


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 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 – Dragon’s Barb

Endlin von Baden – Purple Fret

Lambert de Perreth – Purple Fret

Taddea bi Abita – Purple Fret

YIS,

Submitted by,

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


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.

YIS,

Submitted by,

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


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

YIS,

Submitted by,

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


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, Lambert, Ruric, Octavio, Morwenna and Keaghan who agreed to become members of The Baronial Brigade.

Northern Stars awarded by the populace:

Gules (red) Service Stars:

Vigfuss
Max
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!!

YIS,

Submitted by,

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

Cynnabar Ruby Jubilee

September 1, 2018

Barony of Cynnabar

YIS,

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

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 will be posted on the awards page of this site.

YIS,

Submitted by,

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

Vikings Come Home

October 8, 2018

Barony of Donnershafen

YIS,

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

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.

YIS,

Submitted by,

Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods

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!

YIS,

Submitted by,

Aliyah, Baroness of North Woods