Áindle and Aliyah
Baron and Baroness of North Woods
Within these pages you can find information about who we are, what we are doing, and some of the opportunities to help if you are willing and able.
Midrealm Reopening Information
From the SCA Kingdom of the Middle Seneschal: We are at Tier 2 with numerous counties showing red in Michigan others are sure to follow. Please disseminate widely and practice/meet outdoors where possible. If you are indoors masking is required if there is going to be congregation of individuals for more than 15 minutes.
Kingdom of the Middle Seneschal page for the latest postings.
Visit the Midrealm Calendar for a full listing of Kingdom Events.
We are planning the North Woods Golden Dream! Click on NW Golden Dream for more information.
The next event we are planning to attend is HARVEST DAYS XXXVIII: TOURNAMENT OF THE ARTS & TOURNAMENT OF CHIVALRY. Elevation to Pelican for Baroness SaehildR barngodR to take place at this event.
Other dates for events we plan to attend can be found on the WealdLake Calendar
North Woods Golden Dream
Salutations unto the Dragon Throne and greetings unto the people of the Known World from Áindle O'Diarmada and Alianor bat Asriel - Baron and Baroness of North Woods.
Whereas, the Barony of North Woods - having been established in A.S. V - has stood the tests of time and borne witness to 50 years of history then survived more than two years of plague do we still stand for the glory of the Midrealm.
Now know that we desire to recognize the history, hospitality, talents, accomplishments, and generosity of the people of North Woods.
We give you a warm invitation so you may come to us, to make this special time more enjoyable by your arrival if you are present. 1
Give greetings to your most dear as we hope to prosper and hail.1
The Barony of North Woods' 50th Anniversary
Festivities begin on the evening of the Feast of St. Martin of Tours Friday, 11 November 2022 [Patron of the poor, soldiers, conscientious objectors, tailors, and winemakers]
Tournaments - Prizes - Fellowship fill the Feast Day of St. Astericus Saturday, 12 November 2022 [Born in Bohemia; negotiated the recognition of Hungary by Pope Sylvester II]
Celebration will conclude on the Feast of St Brice Sunday, 13 November 2022 [Raised by St. Martin of Tours and known for his profound repentance which lead to great humility]
Attend at the Emrich Retreat Center - 7380 Teahen Rd, Brighton, MI 48116 Click here for North Woods Golden Dream event page.
1 Wording is based on the oldest extant birthday invitation. It was written from one sister to another, discovered in 1973 at an archaeological site in Vindolanda Fort, Northumberland, England. It was written approximately A.D. 100. https://www.archaeology.org/issues/106-1309/artifact/1171-writing-tablet-roman-fort-northumberland
Alianor bat Asriel
Baroness of North Woods
AKA Baroness Aliyah
Illuminated Scrolls by Aliyah
Our Medieval Wedding
On the occasion of the Coronation of TRM A'kos and Bella, the Howling Wolf was established. This is to be the highest award of the Barony of North Woods.
At The Grand Tour, the Award of the Shimmering Leaf was established. This is an Arts and Sciences award.
The Pentamere Academy of Defense saw the establishment of the Award of the Biting Wolf. This is a Martial Arts award. The rapier fighters were the first recipients, with the premier Armored fighters receiving their awards at Tyger Hunt.
At the 24th Anniversary of the Battle of the Inland Seas, the Award of the Barred Owl was established as a Target Sports Award. This includes thrown weapons, archery and siege weapons.
At the Call of the Waterhorse, The Award of the Wind Swept Path was established as a Service Award.
At the IronWolf Christmas party, the Award of the Blue Moon was established for those rare individuals who consistently go above and beyond in serving the Barony.
At the June 2020 North Woods Home Court, the Award of the Golden Trope was established for recognition of contributions, accomplishments, and inspiration in music .
At Smurf Shoot 2021, the Award of the Golden Pearl as established. The Golden Pearl is a tribute to the unceasing care, devotion, energy, kindness, giving, and love that shines like a rare gem within our Barony for each other.
For more on these awards, see the Awards page link below.Baronial Awards page
We are part of the SCA.The Society for Creative Anachronism is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our Knowne World consists of 20 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more. -
We are located in the Middle Kingdom.The Midrealm, is the third oldest kingdom in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Properly known as the Middle Kingdom, it consists of Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, part of Kentucky, a nip of Iowa, and a bit of Ontario.
The Barony of North Woods is composed of smaller groups called Cantons. We are members of the Canton of WealdLake. For fuller version of events in our area, see the WealdLake calendar at WealdLake Calendar
The Kingdom of the Middle is made of many baronies and Shires. We are Baron and Baroness of the Barony of North Woods.
Greetings unto all the Cantons of North Woods!To celebrate the 50th Anniversary, we have selected two champions for each category. Due to the suspension of activities during the recent plague, we are retaining our champions for the next year.
Thrown Weapons Champions: Master Nigellus le Paite and lady Brutus of Altenberg
Armored Champions: Sir Einarr Dunwulf Björnsson and Captain Bjarg Kormaksson
Archery Champion: Lord Ívarr of Altenberg and Lady Brynn Archer
Arts & Sciences Champion: Mistress Baroness Dulcinea Maria Magdalena Von Muhlberg y Aguilar and The Honorable Lady Siri Toivosdotter
Service Champion: Mistress Antoinette de Martel and The Honorable Lady Damiana Isabel Cardona
Rapier Champions: Master Maximilian Der Zauberer and Lord Horatio Archer