Endewearde Hunt Updated Information

Illuminated manuscript hunting scene at the bottom of two columns of calligraphy text. Standing upon swirling vines with leaves and flower buds are two woman. The woman on the left in a red gown takes aim with her bow to shoot hares. In the center there is a hare coming out of its burrow beneath small trees. To the right there is a woman in a gray dress wearing a white veil chasing the rabbits with a long stick to scare them out from their burrows.

Royal 10 E IV f. 41 Women hunting rabbits

As the time for the Endewearde Hunt draws near many updates have been posted to the public facebook event page The Endewearde Hunt 2017.

Of note are the following:

  • This is a primitive site. Please remember to bring your own drinking water and whatever additional water you need for washing & bathing. There is no running water on site.
  • Bring your own trash bags. There is no public trash receptacles so plan to pack out your trash.
  • The Arts & Sciences class schedule is available.
  • The Foresters schedule has been posted.
  • There is a friday night fundraiser. Bring small bills in exchange for delicious foods.
  • Please provide most of your meals all weekend.
  • There is a potluck supper on Saturday night.
  • The overall weekend schedule has been updated.
  • There is a Cut & Thrust tournament on Saturday afternoon.
  • If you are planning to bring a Youth Minor (anyone under the age of 18) to a Society for Creative Anachronism event for whom you are not their parent or legal guardian, then you must obtain the proper forms and signatures. This policy applies to relatives of the guest minor as well (for example: siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins).
  • There are two versions of a map of the Hunt event site. The first is a pencil illustration of the site with Hunt landmarks. The second is a file with data points added so it can be downloaded and viewed on Google Earth.
  • The weather is going to be wonderful for outdoor camping in October.

Volunteer Opportunities at the Endewearde Hunt

October 6 – 9, 2017
Friday – Monday


There is the opportunity to teach classes at the Endewearde Hunt. Teachers please use the Teacher Sign Up Form before Saturday, September 30th. Contact Mistress Agatha Wanderer with any questions.


Calling all archery marshals and MiTs! Please sign up for you archery shifts for the Hunt! Lady Admiranda Howard would like to see as many shifts covered before the event as possible, so that she can fill in holes where needed. This way, no one spends all their time marshaling, and no time shooting!

Please consider signing up for two shifts if you can. There will be two woods walks this year.

Also, please note that there are no shifts available on Sunday from 11-12, and after 2. The range will close at these times for Thrown Weapons Champions and Archery Champions respectively.

Please use the link Endewearde Hunt Archery Shifts


Hrefna Hrodbjortsdottir writes: Good day, people of Endewearde, Malagentia and points east and west! The cooler mornings, ripening harvest, and hints of red in leaves is signaling a change of seasons – summer into autumn. With autumn comes The Hunt. There are many wonderful things to do and learn, and many fine people to meet and renew conversations with at this event. I am asking for some of you to gift others with your smiling face and welcoming words – please sign up for a chance to sit troll, and share this gift with friends, old and new!

Please use the link Endewearde Gate Shift Signup 


Contact the Event Steward Lady Audrye Beneyt at audrye.beneyt @ gmail.com

Anniversary of the Barony of Endewearde’s First Baronial Investiture: September 28, 2013

Today the Barony of Endewearde celebrates the anniversary of the Endewearde’s First Baronial Investiture which was held on September 28, 2013 at the Hammond Street Congregational Church in Bangor, Maine.

The Barony of Endewearde, Star of the East, Ende of the Worlde, the Last Watch Tower, the Land of Spruce, Oak, and Granite, invites all to come and bear witness to the Investiture of our founding Baron and Baroness, Lord Ané du Vey and his Lady Sylvia.  Join us for a day of merriment as wise Eastern King and Queen, Gregor and Kiena, having heard the advice of Endewearde’s populace, invest titular heads for the very first time in this land at the very heart of the Kingdom.  [Read More….]

Please join Baron Ané du Vey and Baroness Sylvia du Vey at their home in Bucksport, Maine on Thursday, September 28, 2017 for a potluck dinner between the hours of 5:00-8:00 PM to celebrate the anniversary of Endewearde’s baronial investiture. The potluck organizer is Lady Saruca bint Lazari. Additional details can be found on the public facebook event page Fourth Anniversary Investiture Anniversary Celebration.


Barony of Endewearde Charter Discussion: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Image of the Barony of Endewearde heraldic device.There will be an informal meeting to discuss those areas of the Endewearde charter which need to be updated to be in compliance with Society and East Kingdom law as well as to reflect the policies of the Barony of Endewearde. All are welcome to attend.

The meeting will be held at the home of Lord Finán mac Bressail, Seneschal of Endewearde, in Bangor, Maine and will start at 7:00 pm.

Lord Finán has posted a list of proposed topics on the Endewearde facebook group for this meeting as follows:

1. The glossary needs to have more complete definitions. Currently it has explanations of some acronyms, but very few actual definitions.

2. I’d like to have a discussion about the use of the term “citizen” as opposed to “resident”. Kingdom uses one, and not the other.

3. Communication, currently the charter still references the Yahoo! group as the “official” channel for communications, and it should probably be talking about the website or the official email addresses or something.

4. Terms of the Baronial Seat, these are dictated to us by Kingdom, and we need to tighten up some discrepancies.

5. We need to clarify the terms of a Vote of Confidence. Is it simple majority? 2 thirds? Doesn’t need much, but it should be clear.

6. Some parts of Section A.6.a seem kind of “advicey”, which can make for sloppy law. Laws need to be clear in order to be enforceable, so there’s some clean up that needs to be done here.

7. The refund policy, we would like to get something in writing, though this might be able to go into something like an “Exchequers Handbook”.

8. Speaking of “Handbooks”, should we have places where policy gets written down, that don’t need to be ratified by the populace? Should we have a set of laws governing all aspects of X, or should there be wording in the Charter to the effect of “and will execute the duties of the office as per the X Handbook”? Policy is easier to change than law?

9. Exchequer term limits, we need these to line up with Kingdom.

You can download a pdf of the Barony of Endewearde Charter (March 3, 2016).

If anyone has any other ideas, please send me a private message either through facebook or by email to seneschal@endewearde.eastkingdom.org and I will consider adding it to this list.


Barony of Endewearde Combat Practice Update: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Heavy List Marshal badge: Sable, two swords in saltire Or. Arts & Sciences badge: Azure, a candle enflamed within an arch stooped argent.

On Sunday, September 17, 2017 the following activities will take place at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine between the hours of 4:00-7:00 pm.

  • Adult Fencing will run from 4:00-7:00 pm
  • Youth Fencing will be held
  • Youth Combat will be held
  • Medieval Crafts will gather to chat and work on projects

Adult Armored Combat practice is cancelled this week due to the Baronial Armored Combat Championship event held the day prior to combat practice.


Call for entrants for Endewearde’s Baronial Armored Combat Championship

Image of Sir Ane du Vey and Lord Albrecht Østergaard engaged in combat at Great Northeastern War, July 2017. Photo by Brendan Crane.

Baron Ane du Vey and Lord Albrecht Østergaard engage in combat at Great Northeastern War, July 2017. Photo by Brendan Crane (c) 2017.

Once again, the Barony of Endewearde will be hosting a rousing and raucous festival of armored combat and merriment. At the end of the day, the Endewearde armored combatant who stands victorious will be named Endewearde’s newest Champion of Armored Combat. Endewearde’s current armored champion, The Honorable Lord Gruffydd Abernathy, will oversee the challenges of the day and provide fun for the combatants as well as those in the galleries.

COMBATANTS: During the tournament, a tourney tree will be used. Armored combatants will need to have a wooden shield plaque on which a representation of your arms must be painted. Blank shields will be provided ahead of time as needed.

The Honorable Lord Gruffydd Abernethy has the following announcement:

Fighters: If you plan to compete I will need you to get in contact with me by Sunday the 10th [September] although the sooner the better as I hear we have some folks who want to make things to cheer on their favorite fighters with. I will need to know who you have as your herald and your arms/ colors wouldn’t hurt. All are welcome to compete and there will be a prize for the best fighter, though the champion will be chosen from the pool of fighters from Endewearde.

Learn more about this event by visiting the Endewearde Baronial Armored Combat Championship webpage on the Barony of Endewearde website.

Photo credit: Photo by Brendan Crane (c) 2017.

Schedule changes in Endewearde September 6 & 7, 2017

There are a few schedule updates to be aware of this week in the Canton of Basingestoches and Barony of Endewearde:

Wednesday, September 6

  • Thrown weapons practice in Hermon is cancelled due to rain.
  • Project Night at the home of Thomas and Lijsbet has been rescheduled to Thursday, Sept. 7.

Thursday, September 7

  • Combat practice in Ellsworth has been cancelled. There will be other combat practices coming up this fall in the canton.
  • Project Night will be held from 6:00-9:00 pm at the home of Thomas and Lijsbet in Bar Harbor.
  • Thrown weapons practice at the home of Syr Cedric of Thanet is scheduled to run  but in case of rain please check the Endewearde facebook page for any  late afternoon cancellation announcements.

This Week in Endewearde: Monday Aug. 28-Sunday Sept. 3, 2017

Image of medieval peasants wearing braies (white underwear), leggings and tunics foiling in a field.

Peasants wearing braies (underwear) while toiling in the field.

Enjoy the last part of your Maine summer by taking part in the following medieval activities in the Barony of Endewearde, the Canton of Basingestoches and the Canton of Wyndriche (incipient):

Tuesday August 29

  • Archery practice starts at 5:30 and ends about 7:00 pm at Master Godric’s home in Bangor.
  • There will be an informal gathering at the Las Palapas Mexican Restaurant near the Bangor Mall after Tuesday archery practice to start a discussion about what updates may need to be done to the Barony of Endewearde charter. This meeting is open to all. The street address is Las Palapas Mexican Restauarant, 8 Bangor Mall Blvd, Bangor, ME. The restaurant is located just behind Toys R Us. You can download the most recent version of the Barony of Endewearde Charter (March 13, 2016).

Wednesday August 30

  • Arts & Sciences Project Night at the home of Lord Thomas de Marr’ and Lady Lijsbet van Catwiic in Bar Harbor will focus on making cordials. Bring along your supplies and get inspired to create delicious adult beverages. Thomas and Lijsbet welcome visitors at 6 pm.
  • Thrown Weapons practice at the home of Lord Seamus in Hermon starts at 5:30 pm. Come out and get in some practice time on the thrown weapons range in anticipation of the Endewearde Thrown Weapons Championship tournament being held at the Endewearde Hunt in early October.

Thursday August 31

  • Thrown weapons practice at the home of Syr Cedric of Thanet in China starts at 5:30 pm. Practice, practice, practice for the Thrown Weapons Championship coming up in October.

Saturday September 2

  • Endewearde Hunt site cleanup day at 2910 Western Avenue, Newburgh, Maine starting at 9:30 AM – 3:00  PM. Please bring your work gloves and any tools you may have. There’s work to be done! Please bring a lunch! We can start up the fire pit if needed! Also remember there will be no bathrooms on site, so bring a roll of toilet paper! Remember many hands make light work, the more the merrier! You can follow the Hunt Site Cleanup facebook group and learn more details.

Sunday September 3

  • Baronial Combat Practice and Medieval Crafts meets every Sunday at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine from 4:00-7:00 pm. When the weather is nice you can find us outside. This practice is open to anyone interested in learning more about the activities we do in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and is free of charge. You can find the venue by following these driving directions.

Any last minute cancellations due to poor weather conditions such as an outdoor practice getting rained out will likely be posted on the Endewearde facebook group just before the start time.

Look ahead on the Endewearde Master Calendar to find out what activities and events are coming up in the Barony of Endewearde, the Canton of Basingestoches, the Canton of Wyndriche (incipient) and newly forming group known as Sios Thoir in Washington County, Maine.


Garbed Hike in Acadia National Park: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Barony of Endewearde combatants dressed in full armor on the 2016 endurance hike in Acadia National Park.Hike starts at 10 AM and ends at 2 PM

You are invited to dress in comfortable SCA garb and hike the Ampetheater carriage road in Acadia National Park. It is on the way to Northeast Harbor with easier parking, two spectacular bridges and stunning views.

Image of Hadlock Bridge in Acadia National Park, a beautiful arched stone bridge with a small creek flowing beneath it.

For those coming onto the island from the mainland bear right at the head of the island onto Route 202 as if you were headed to Southwest Harbor. When you get to the light in Somesville take a left onto Route 198. Follow that down towards Northeast Harbor. Just after you pass Upper Hadlock Pond on your left (it’s the only visible pond) the lower parking lot will be on the left. If you pass the gatehouse you will have gone too far. The Ampitheater Loop is the one outlined in light green on this map provided by Bangor Daily News

Endewearde Activities: Tuesday Aug. 22 – Sunday Aug. 29, 2017

Manuscript illustration of a woman and man wearing crowns and looking out of windows at the top of a tall white tower.

Book of Hours by Master of Guillebert de Mets, Master of the Lee Hours, and Master of Wauquelin’s Alexander, Belgium ca. 1450 via J. Paul Getty Museum on Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

Good news! Syr Cedric of Thanet, King’s Champion of Thrown Weapons, will be running a weekly thrown weapons practice at his home in China, Maine on Thursdays starting at 5:30 pm. Come out and fling that thing (into a target).

Tuesday August 22
5:30 pm Archery practice in Bangor (private residence)

Wednesday August 23
5:30 pm Thrown weapons practice in Hermon (private residence) at the home of Lord Seamus
6:00 pm Project night in Bar Harbor (private residence, Canton of Basingestoches) at the home of Lord Thomas de Marr’.

Thursday August 24
5:00-7:00 pm Canton of Basingestoches Combat Practice at General Bryant E. Moore Community Center, 5 General Moore Way, Ellsworth, ME.
5:30 pm Thrown weapons practice in China (private residence) at the home of Syr Cedric of Thanet

Sunday August 20 (all held at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Rd, Bangor)
4:00-7:00 pm Combat practice in Bangor
4:00-7:00 pm Medieval crafts in Bangor

For last minute updates in case of rain which may cause outdoor practices to be cancelled please check the Endewearde facebook group.