Company of the White Shield Meeting: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Image of white heraldic shieldVenue: Chase’s Family Restaurant,
1575 Hammond St, Bangor, Maine

Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

The Company of the White Shield is dedicated to helping new and existing members of the SCA network with their fellows. Functioning similar to a guild our goal is to help those with a need or desire to learn, find appropriate mentorship as well as assisting in enjoying the Society as a whole. The Companies White Shield depicts the blank slate, devoid of heraldry, representing those who are returning, relocating, newcomers, or those who don’t have a household to camp with.

There is a public facebook event called Gathering of the White Shield which you can refer to for additional information about the meeting on January 14th.

There is also a public facebook page, Company of the White Shield, which you can join or follow as a resource to help you learn how to connect with others who are planning to attend events and do various projects together in the SCA.

There will also be a brief meeting of the Company of the White Shield at the Market Day at Birka SCA event in Manchester, New Hampshire on Saturday, January 28, 2017. This meeting will run from Noon-1:00 pm and will be held on the main floor of the Radisson Hotel in the Fireplace Lounge – the sunken area of the hotel lobby.

Everyone is welcome to attend either of these meetings.

You may also contact the Newcomer Resource Officer of the Barony of Endewearde, Lord Otto Gottlieb, at chatelaine@endewearde.eastkingdom.org for assistance in learning more about the SCA, what activities may be running in your area, and for help understanding how to enjoy attending your first SCA events.

2017 New Year’s Day Combat Practice

Heavy List Marshal badge: Sable, two swords in saltire Or.

Heavy List Marshal badge: Sable, two swords in saltire Or.

There will be an adult heavy list combat practice on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at the Bangor Housing Authority gym, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine. Practice starts at 4:00 and runs until 7:00 pm (or may wind down earlier depending on fighter turnout).

If you are planning to attend this practice please let Sir Ane du Vey, Baron of Endewearde, know as he is looking forward to getting in practice time prior to the Market Day at Birka event at the end of January 2017.

You can follow these driving directions to Endewearde’s regular Sunday practice in Bangor.

Call for Agenda Items

Good Day!

I am accepting agenda items for our next baronial business meeting which is January 8th at 2PM in Bangor at the Bangor Housing Authority on the Davis Rd.  Please forward any items of interest to seneschal@endewearde.eastkingdom.org.

In Service to the Crown,

Saruca Hatun bint Lazari

Feast of Saint Sylvester reservations accepted until Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Exchequer badge: Azure, a pale checky gules and argent between six bezants in pale three and three.

Exchequer badge: Azure, a pale checky gules and argent between six bezants in pale three and three.

There are still plenty of seats available for the Feast of Saint Sylvester to be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Northeast Harbor, Maine. The deadline for reservations is coming up quickly so please visit the event website to download and print the reservation form. It is highly recommended that you send the Reservations Clerk, Master Godric of Hamtun, email at exchequer@endewearde.eastkingdom.org to let him know that you have just mailed your payment.

Combat practice cancellation: Sunday, December 18, 2016

Heavy List Marshal badge: Sable, two swords in saltire Or.

Heavy List Marshal badge: Sable, two swords in saltire Or.

Mother Nature is sometimes quite fickle. Although today’s weather forecast predicts rain and higher than normal temperatures, it is anticipated that this will soon be followed by icy road conditions as temperatures rapidly drop after sunset. Thus all youth and adult combat practices on Sunday, December 18, 2016 are cancelled.

Combat practice resumes on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Bangor Housing Authority gym at 161 Davis Road in Bangor, Maine right after the Barony of Endewearde quarterly business meeting which starts at 2:00 pm (same location).

Feast of Saint Sylvester Updates

We are one month away from the Feast of Saint Sylvester. Here are some important information updates for the event.

DEADLINES: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The deadline for the Reservations Clerk to receive your payment (via postal mail service) to reserve your seat for the evening feast is Tuesday, December 27, 2016.

The deadline to register and declare your intent to enter the Baronial Arts & Sciences competition is also Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Please email your registration information to Lady Yzabel du Perche at arts@endewearde.eastkingdom.org AND Meisterin Agatha Wanderer at deputy.arts@endewearde.eastkingdom.org with the subject line A&S CHAMPIONS REGISTRATION

TALLY OF SEATS AVAILABLE FOR FEAST

Our Exchequer and Reservations Clerk, Master Godric of Hamtun would like to share the status of available seats for the delicious feast as of December 4, 2016.

Good Evening

We have 26 confirmed reservations and 10 more potential reservations (based on email correspondence indicating “the check in is the mail”). Right now we potentially have 36 of our 75 seats reserved.

Reservations for the feast are still being accepted. Please visit the event website for registration fees and the Reservation Clerk’s postal mailing address.

PREVIEW OF FEAST MENU

We have an early preview of the feast menu from Lady Lijsbet van Catwiic:

Afternoon Nibbles 

  • Boiled-egg mice – egg, radish, carrot
  • Breads with honey and honey butter
  • Grapes
  • Sliced raw vegetables – carrot, cucumber, radish

Main Feast
First Course

  • Salad of Greens – assorted greens, leek, assorted herbs; separate dressing of olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper
  • Hirchones – ground pork, ginger, mace, pepper, salt, pepper, almonds
  • Snow with Pastry – cream, egg white, sugar, rosewater; flour, lard, salt; gluten free will be available

Second Course

  • Salad of Roots – carrots, parsnips, turnips, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper
  • Roasted Chicken with Lumbard Mustard – chicken; mustard seed, honey, red wine, red wine vinegar
  • Roast of Beef with Saracen Sauce – beef; rosehips, red wine, almond flour, cinnamon, mace, sugar, rice flour, pomegranate seeds

Third Course

  • Cheeses
  • Strawberry Tart – strawberries, sugar, red wine: flour, lard, salt
  • Candied Horseradish – horseradish, sugar
  • Spanish Candy – sugar syrup leftover from candied horseradish, dried rose petals, rosewater

ARTS & SCIENCES RESEARCH PAPER AID

Meisterin Agatha Wanderer has prepared an aid to help those writing research documentation as follows:

You may download and review the following score sheets (pdf)

SOURCES OF INFORMATION TO MEET DIFFERENT NEEDS

  • Specific information about the Baronial Arts & Sciences Championship is found through the Barony of Endewearde website under Barony of Endewearde Arts & Sciences Championship.  Specifics about how who is eligible to enter, how entries are evaluated, score sheets, research aids, and any other information related to how the championship competition will be conducted are presented there.
  • The East Kingdom Calendar event Feast of Saint Sylvester / A&S Championship is an official SCA event announcement but contains an earlier and more concise summary of essential event details. It redirects the reader back to the event webpage on the Canton of Basingestoches website for expanded details.
  • Both the Feast event webpage and the Arts & Sciences competition page cross link to one another as official event pages in the Barony of Endewearde. Both also contain a link to the unofficial facebook event page Feast of Saint Sylvester / A&S Championship which is publicly accessible to those who choose not to join facebook. You may find it useful to refer to the facebook event page for last minute updates.