Street Bransels in Drachenwald

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/2015/05/06/street-bransels-in-drachenwald/

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/?p=8072

1

Musicians play light music in the Lower Hall for the Meet and Greet Wednesday night

The Gazette thanks Lady Aaradyn Ghyoot for this account and the accompanying photos.

Known World Dance Symposium -­ billed as a “dry name for an awesome event” – this was more exciting a time than even our hosts could have imagined! Deeply entrenched in the front lines, bransling in the streets was just one of the many things this Eastern reporter witnessed at the symposium. For, when a fire alarm goes off during classes, what else are we do to but take to the streets? An event, a demo… at that point, none could tell. A drink here, a drink there, the tavern was well stocked with local brews, tasty sodas and much needed waters, and those stores were well depleted daily by hordes of thirsty dancers. From the first moments of the meet and greet to the last moments of clean up, the Altes Rathaus was filled with music and dance day and night.

The opening night in the lower hall, where musicians gave us hints at the melodies we would soon tread the stones too, saw attendees in garb and in mundanes alike, swaying to the music that echoed wonderfully off the heraldic pennants and stone walls. We met and greeted each other, finding common languages and learning a little of foreign tongues. The talking and jam sessions lasted late into the night, and the last hangers on were shooed out of the hall at nearly the stroke of midnight. Out into the empty, quiet streets we went, and on toward waiting beds.

Countess Judith teaches an Italian dance in the Upper Hall

Countess Judith teaches an Italian dance in the Upper Hall

Thursday opened with much fanfare, or at least much coffee, and classes started quickly and with great attendance. The ladies at gate were efficient and ever so kind, assisting all and tirelessly answering questions from the passers by whose interest in the old building and the oddly dressed gentles entering it drew them close all day. The lower hall rung bright with the sounds of English Country Dance, and the upper Hall was filled with the swishing feet of Italian dances. The kitchen, ever bustling, presented the dancers with meals all day, filling all with delectable meals of period origin. This humble reporter was gifted with the head cook’s own copy of the recipe book, a wonderful gift from a wonderful chef! Each night closed with a Ball, and Thursdays saw the Gentlemen on one side and the Ladies on the other, with a Caroso Ball our entertainment. It gave excellent opportunity for discussion, and exquisite opportunity for new dance partners!

dancers and musicians take to the streets for dancing as a fire alarm interrupts classes Friday morning

Dancers and musicians take to the streets for dancing as a fire alarm interrupts classes Friday morning

4

Dancing continues in the shadow of the fire truck

Friday dawned, and sleepy dancers (as the nightly dancing didn’t end till almost 1am!) again filled the halls with echoes of called steps and beautiful music. The cooks again delighted the populace with tasty meals… and were tragically interrupted by the howling of mechanical alarms as we were forced out of the building and into the streets. So palpable was our pain and disappointment of having been robbed of dance time in the beautiful halls, that bransles broke out in the street as dancers refused to let something so modern as a fire alarm stop them. The musicians played on, ringed protectively in hordes of dancers as onlookers drew out cameras to document the goings on that covered the fair streets of the medieval city. The dancing continued, even as the blaring sirens and flashing

musicians adapt to their new surroundings and play in the center of a ring of dancers

Musicians adapt to their new surroundings and play in the center of a ring of dancers

lights of the fire department arrived, and making way for the monstrous vehicles, the dancers closed ranks again and continued, wasting no time of their dancing event simply standing and waiting to be allowed back in. Our own Duchess Thyra joined their dancing, smiling bright to keep spirits up. So long was our delay that the staff, having figured some way back in momentarily, returned to the streets with meat pasties and mushroom pies, and pitchers of water to

Happy SCAdians all wave as the fire department calls all clear and depart.

Happy SCAdians all wave as the fire department calls all clear and depart.

keep the dancers going. All was met with much applauding, and more dancing. At long last, the bransles waned and the building was declared safe, and the event continued as well all moved inside again, and back onto the carefully planned schedule. No ill effects were felt from the kitchen, and all the foods were well prepared and presented. The Ball that night went late again, as is their way, and the dancers were up to the end… Duchess Thyra being among the last to leave the grand Upper Hall in the wee hours of the night.

Duchess Thyra, Baroness Phalin and Lady Cecilia enjoy meat pies during the Street Bransles

Duchess Thyra, Baroness Phalin and Lady Cecilia enjoy meat pies during the Street Bransles

 

 

 

Saturday came, and with it a surge of new dancers! The halls, full before, were now packed with the happy faces of dancers young and old. The staff, in their grace, took this in stride and everything continued to run beautifully. The kitchen, having already filled all to the brim with excellent fare, produced even more wonderful dishes for the waiting masses. The classes were well attended again as everyone prepared for the Grand Ball that night. Court for their most generous Highnesses of the Kingdom of Drachenwald and their gracious Excellencies of the Barony of Knights Crossing was also held as graceful dancers performed for them in honor of the event. Then, in a hall decorated for the occasion with long tables in white linen and colors announcing brightly the host Kingdom (a more amazing feast hall this reporter has never seen ­ the ambiance was perfect and I was, for a moment, transported to another time completely) a grand feast was held for all assembled. The dishes presented were full of flavor and dressed beautifully, and the kitchen amazed us all. Then tragedy and disaster struck again! Our feast was again disrupted by the infernal screams of mechanical alarms, and flashing lights as

Duchess Thyra treading the stones at the Grand Ball Saturday night

Duchess Thyra treading the stones at the Grand Ball Saturday night

though from hell itself rained down on our fair scene! Good gentles all, adorned in their finest for the feasting and coming Ball, fled the hall in a riot of color, spilling out again into the streets of Miltenberg with goblet and napkin in hand. Finding ourselves again in the street, we did what all dancers do when evicted suddenly from such gorgeous surroundings ­ we bransled. Much laughter did come from the populace as we danced in the streets for our smiling Royalty and Baronage, and again we made room as the rushing vehicles came to see to our safety. It was declared fine, and we returned to the feast, only the dessert suffering slightly for the delay ­ we had a lovely compote and cookies instead of milk pies. The Grand Ball was as full and amazing as it sounds, and as an added treat we were entertained through dance by Countess Judith of Northumbria and her merry troupe, recreating for us scenes from mythos.

Countess Judith presented a series of myths in dance and song during the Grand Ball

Countess Judith presented a series of myths in dance and song during the Grand Ball

Sunday dawned and the last of us gathered again in mundanes, to tear down the event and clean those great halls. Carrying stacks of chairs and moving piles of food we hand many hands to help carry the SCA out of the Altes Rathaus and leave those halls as they were before. Slowly the staff departed for their own lands, and this reporter, after many hugs, wandered off as well, back into the warm light of the afternoon and the sounds of a modern medieval city.


Filed under: Events, Tidings Tagged: Dance, Drachenwald, KWMDS, symposium

Rapier Marshal Information Requested

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/2015/05/05/rapier-marshal-information-requested/

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/?p=8076

Greetings, East Kingdom Rapier Marshals.

We are in the process of compiling information for the fencing community and ask that every active marshal please email the following information to your regional marshal:

-Name (SCA and Mundane)
-Membership number and expiration date
-Who warranted you and when.

Local Marshals, please obtain this information from your area Marshals at Large.

Emails for each region are listed below:.

West Tir Mara Deputy Doña Borujin Acilaldai  Email: rapier@tirmara.eastkingdom.org

East Tir Mara Deputy Lord Guthfrith Yrlingson Email: rapier@tirmara.eastkingdom.org

Northern Region Deputy Dona Camille des Jardins Email: kmof.north@eastkingdom.org

Central Region Deputy Don Lotieri Malocchio Email: kmof.central@eastkingdom.org

Southern Region Deputy Baroness Engracia de Madrigal Email kmof.south@eastkingdom.org

In Service,

Master Frasier MacLeod
KRM, East


Filed under: Fencing Tagged: fencing, marshal

Polling Recommendations for Golden Lance Sought

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/2015/05/05/polling-recommendations-for-golden-lance-sought/

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/?p=8078

Their serene Majesties, Edward and Thyra passed the Order of the Golden Lance at their last curia at Mudthaw. The Golden Lance will be an order of high merit for those who have excelled in the Equestrian Arts. As a former rider myself, we are excited to bring this new level of recognition to our Eastern riders.

We will accept recommendations for the Premiers of this new order until June 1st. It is our intent to poll all authorized riders for the selection of the first members of this new order. As there is no formal polling system set up, we will use a more informal method. If you are an authorized rider and wish to participate in this polling, please ensure the Kingdom Equestrian Marshall, Baroness Doucette de Verdun has an up to date email address.

In Service to the East,
King Omega and Queen Etheldreda


Filed under: Announcements, Equestrian

Novice Rapier Tourney Added to EK Novice Day

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/2015/05/05/novice-rapier-tourney-added-to-ek-novice-day/

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/?p=8080

Last year we ran an amazing event for novice heavy fighters.  It was held a little later in July, but offered new fighters a last weekend to authorize. It was Very Good Day ™. It was something I was very proud to be a part of. This year we are opening it up to more activities including, rapier and A&S.  An entire day of activities and competition for those people with 2< years of experience in their disciplines. I am running Rapier.

So what does this mean for you?

We will be running a tournament for novice rapier fighters. It will in the format of the type tourney we run for KQ Rapier Championship. You need to have less than 2 years experience in rapier. This means any heavy cross overs that are just getting into rapier, this day is for you too.  If you are interested in understanding what rapier is all about, experienced fighters will be on hand to answer your questions about rules, gear and game play.

We will be doing all the authorizations. Novices get first run of the marshals, but there will be folks on hand to run secondaries or reauths as well. It will be the last day to get authorized before Pennsic. If you are interested in helping marshal, shoot me an email.  MITs this is a great event to get more experience in authorizations and running/marshaling tournaments. alesone.gray @ gmail.

We are growing our future. Come be a part of it.
http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=2814

Baroness Alesone Gray of Cranleigh


Filed under: Announcements, Events, Fencing Tagged: novice, rapier

New Heirs to the East! Les nouveaux Héritiers du Royaume de l’Est!

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/2015/05/02/new-heirs-to-the-east-les-nouveaux-heritiers-du-royaume-de-lest/

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/?p=7982

Prince Brennan crowns the new Princess.

Prince Brennan crowns the new Princess.

En français

The new heirs to the East Kingdom are Count Brennan mac Fearghus and Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain

Long live Prince Brennan mac Fearghus and Princess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain!

En français
Les nouveaux Héritiers du Royaume de l’Est sont maintenant connus Count Brennan mac Fearghus and Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain.

Longue vie au Prince Brennan mac Fearghus et à la Princesse Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain!

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney – First advance to Finals / Première avancée à la finale du Tournoi de la Couronne

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/2015/05/02/crown-tourney-first-advance-to-finals-premiere-avancee-a-la-finale-du-tournoi-de-la-couronne/

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/?p=7977

En français

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius, fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt, advances to the final round of Crown Tourney.


En français

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius, combattant pour Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt, accède à la ronde finale du Tournoi de la Couronne.

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Crown Tourney – Second Advance to Finals / Deuxième avancée à la finale du Tournoi de la Couronne

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/2015/05/02/crown-tourney-second-advance-to-finals-deuxieme-avancee-a-la-finale-du-tournoi-de-la-couronne/

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/?p=7979

Count Brennan mac Fearghus fights Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov.

Count Brennan mac Fearghus fights Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov.

En français

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, fighting for Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain, advances to the final round of Crown Tourney.

En français

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, combattant pour Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain, accède à la ronde finale du Tournoi de la Couronne.

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown Tourney

Crown Tourney – Finals / Les Finalistes du Tournoi de la Couronne

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/2015/05/02/crown-tourney-finals-les-finalistes-du-tournoi-de-la-couronne/

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/?p=7973

The final combatants and consorts speak with the Crown before the final bought. Photo courtesy Lady Sorcha nic Aoidh

The final combatants and consorts speak with the Crown before the final bought.
Photo courtesy Lady Sorcha nic Aoidh

En français

The finals of the Spring Tournament for the Crown of the East will be comprised of only one bout and be fought between

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, fighting for Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain

and

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius, fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt

En français

Les finales du Tournoi de la Couronne Printanier du Royaume de l’Est seront composés d’un seul combat et opposerons

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, combattant pour Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain
et
Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius combattant pour Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Crown Tourney – Semi Finals / Demi-Finales du Tournoi de la Couronne

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/2015/05/02/crown-tourney-semi-finals-demi-finales-du-tournoi-de-la-couronne/

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/?p=7968

En français

The four combatants remaining in the tournament are as follows. Two wins will be required to advance. This means an undefeated fighter will need one win; a fighter who has already lost a bout will need two wins.

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, (fighting for Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain) with one loss will face Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov (fighting for Baroness Mathilde De Cadenet) with no losses.

Duke Kenric aet Essex, (fighting for Duchess Avelina Keyes) with one loss will face Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius (fighting for Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt )with no losses.

Also, the Kingdom of AEthelmearc has new heirs: Prince Magnus Tindal and Princess Etain ingen Dalaig

En français

Les quatre combattants restants dans le tournoi sont listés ci-dessous. Deux victoires seront nécessaires pour avancer à la prochaine étape. Ceci veut dire qu’un combattant n’ayant subi aucune défaite devra obtenir une victoire, tandis qu’un combattant ayant déjà subi une défaite devra obtenir deux victoires pour progresser.

Count Brennan mac Fearghus, (combattant pour Countess Caoilfhionn inghean Fhaolain) avec une défaite, affrontera Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov for combattant pour Baroness Mathilde De Cadenet) sans aucune défaite.

Duke Kenric aet Essex, (combattant pour Duchess Avelina Keyes), avec une défaite, affrontera Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius for combattant pour Mistress Ro Honig von Sommerfeldt, sans aucune défaite.

Aussi, Les nouveaux Héritiers du Royaume de AEthelmearc sont maintenant connus Prince Magnus Tindal and Princess Etain ingen Dalaig.

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown

Crown Tourney – ACTUAL Sweet Sixteen / Les seize Finalistes du Tournoi de la Couronne

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/2015/05/02/crown-tourney-actual-sweet-sixteen-les-seize-finalistes-du-tournoi-de-la-couronne/

http://eastkingdomgazette.org/?p=8037

En français

The list we published previously was incorrectly titled and was of 32 combatants. The following 16 combatants remain in the tournament.

Having completed the early rounds of competition, there are now sixteen competitors left.  They are as follows:

– No losses –

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius
m’lord Arne Ulriksson
Count Brennan mac Fearghus
Sir Wilham de Broc
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov
Lord Turi mac Kinnon
Lord Dmitri Stephanovich
Duke Kenric aet Essex

– One Loss –

Lord Ôzurr
Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies
Lord Eliayahu al-Talhi called Tally
Lord Sterling De La Rosa
Duke Randal of the Dark
Syr Culann mac Cianain
Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver

En français

Après les premières rondes de compétition, il reste maintenant seize participants. Ceux-ci sont:

– n’a pas perdu –

Lord Ionness Aurelius Serpentius
m’lord Arne Ulriksson
Count Brennan mac Fearghus
Sir Wilham de Broc
Sir Ivan Ivanov Syn Dimitriov Vynuk Tzardikov
Lord Turi mac Kinnon
Lord Dmitri Stephanovich
Duke Kenric aet Essex

– Une Défaite –

Lord Ôzurr
Sir Gui Avec Cheval De Guies
Lord Eliayahu al-Talhi called Tally
Lord Sterling De La Rosa
Duke Randal of the Dark
Syr Culann mac Cianain
Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver

Traduction: Behi Kirsa Oyutai


Filed under: Events, Heavy List Tagged: Crown, Crown Tournament, Crown Tourney, spring crown