Tourney of Love Feast Reservations: due Friday, February 2016

Heart shaped map (1534) by Oronce Finé, a French mathematician and cartographer. National Library of France.

Heart shaped map (1534) by Oronce Finé, a French mathematician and cartographer. National Library of France.

Reservations for the evening feast at the Barony of Endewearde’s famous Tourney of Love event must be received by the baronial exchequer, Master Godric of Hamtun, by Friday, February 5, 2016.

You can find the registration form through the Tourney of Love event page and other information about this annual winter event.

Baronial combat practices are cancelled: Sunday January 31, 2016

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

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

The Barony of Endewearde will not be holding its regular Sunday combat practice in Bangor, Maine on January 31, 2016. We look forward to seeing you at practice in February 2016.

Baronial combat practices normally meet every Sunday at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine from 4:00-7:00 pm. We offer adults (18 years +) the opportunity to engage in heavy list or rapier combat. Youths are able to participate in youth combat and youth rapier combat.

Jehan’s Fencing & Fighting at the Fort: April 16, 2016

1024px-Olaus_Magnus_-_On_the_Ancient,_Glorious_Royal_Castle_of_AranäsLong do we wait for the winter to subside, for the ice to melt free the gates of that grand fortress and prepare for the coming season of war!  Though this year we lack the winter and ice, war is still coming to the kingdom and we gather for Jehan’s Fencing and Fighting at the Fort.

Come join us on April 16th for a fun day of armored combat, the premier of The Catalan Gilt Tavern, and the Endewearde Fencing Champions competition.  All may enter, but the top Endewearden will hold the sword of Jehan for the next year!

Site Opens: 9:00 am
Site Closes: 5:00 pm

⊕ Day Schedule

Tentative schedule as of April 7, 2016

9:00 am: Site Opens
10:00 am: Youth fighting, Sign up for fighting and fencing tournaments opens
11:00 am: The Catalan Gilt is open, A&S tables open for display,
Space open for pick-ups
11:30 am: Fencing to begin
1:30 pm: Fighting to begin
3:00 pm: All martial activities cease (exception: baronial fencing championship)
3:30 pm (ish): Baronial court
5:00 pm: Site Closes

⊕ Baronial Rapier Championship

Don Jordan Harvey, Premier Baronial Rapier Champion of Endewearde, and Lord Radbod of Endewearde have announced the format for Baronial Rapier Champions as follows:

  • 11:30 a.m. Heavy Rapier tournament begins. This is also how we will determine the qualifiers for the Baronial Championship. Anyone wishing to compete for Baronial Champion must fight in the this tournament.
  • Following the rapier tournament, around or before 1:30 p.m., we will have a Cut and Thrust tournament and various melees and pickups in the fort.
  • At 3:00 p.m. the top fencers from the heavy rapier tournament who are from Endewearde will compete in the Baronial Championship finals to determine the Baronial Rapier champion!

⊕ General Activities & Merriment  

The following activities are planned for this event: Youth combat, Adult Heavy List, Adult Rapier Combat and Endewearde Baronial Rapier Championship, Arts & Sciences display area, and a games table area provided by Lord Antony Martin of Sheffield. Other fun activities may spontaneously occur during the day such as a bardic drive-by song or two. There will be a visiting merchant, Trappings of a Sea Goat, who will be set up in the tavern this year. This merchant sells general conveniences including camping supplies, snacks and other forgotten items.

⊕ Gold Key

Limited items from our Gold Key (sca loaner clothes) for adults and children may be available. If you need to borrow a tunic for the day please ask when you pay your entrance fee. Don’t forget to return the loaner garb at day’s end!

⊕ Dayboard Options 

Dayboard is not included as part of the site entrance fee.

You can either pack along your own lunch
You can purchase a meal at the Cock & Bull Tavern that will be provided by the Canton of Basingestoches (incipient) as part of their canton fund raiser. So come get warm food and help support Endewearde’s newest canton.

Basingestoches Cock and Bull Tavern “Payboard” Menu:

Meal Plans – $7
1 Beef kebab (pick your veggies) +2 rolls + drink
Bowl of soup + 2 rolls + drink
2 Chicken drumsticks + 2 rolls +drink

Beef kebabs – $5 each (veggie choices: mushroom, bell pepper, pineapple)
Tomato basil soup – $5 a bowl
Chicken drumsticks – $5 for 2

Rolls – $1
Candied orange peels – $1
Brownies – $1

Drinks – 75 cents
Hot cocoa

⊕ Notes on Handicap Accessibility

The event site is not handicap accessible.

⊕ For Your Comfort During The Day

You may want to consider bringing your own chair, warm clothing and a cloak to protect you from the wind off the river (especially in shaded parts of the fort), comfy shoes for walking and engaging in martial combat on granite or dirt flooring, your own feastware, napkins and a drinking container. Flush toilets are available in a separate building on the grounds of the fort during the day.

⊕ Registration Fees


  • Adults: $5, with a surcharge of $5 for non-members
  • Child: $2

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-Maine, Inc. Endewearde

Reservations are not required. Please send any inquires to Lord Nero Calamus at

⊕ Driving Directions

Endewearde Master Calendar

740 Ft Knox Rd
Prospect, ME  04981
Google Map

Directions to Fort Knox in Prospect, Maine,-68.8051278,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x4cae5cc732bd2043:0x96d044653149be02

Art Source Credit: The woodcut image of the castle and towers was originally published in 1555 in “Historia de gentibus septentrionalibus, book 2”. The image is in public domain according to Wikimedia Commons at,_Glorious_Royal_Castle_of_Aran%C3%A4s.jpg


Updated: 4/15/2016

Endewearde Brewer’s Guild Meeting: Friday, January 8, 2016

Additional 26957   f. 31   Havdalah

Additional 26957 f. 31 Havdalah

There will be a meeting of the Endewearde Brewer’s Guild on Friday, January 8, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 pm. The venue will be the Cityside Restaurant, 393 North Main Street, Brewer, Maine.

It is 5 weeks until Endewearde’s Tourney of Love SCA event which allows just enough time to make an ale/beer or a quick mead from Digby’s historic recipes. Lord Otto Gottlieb will have brew recipes from which people can choose from.

Baronial Business Meeting: Sunday, January 10, 2016

Miniature of MacMorogh, the Irish chieftian, coming to confer with the Earl of Gloucester.

Miniature of MacMorogh, the Irish chieftian, coming to confer with the Earl of Gloucester.

The next baronial business meeting is upon us. Please join me in this first meeting of the new year.  Topics of interest on this meetings agenda are: officer appointments, possible Baronial Seat procedure changes vote, and upcoming events.  See you there!

In Service to the Crown,

Saruca Hatun bint Lazari

Meeting Venue: Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, ME 04401
Meeting runs from 2:00-4:00 pm with Combat Practice starting at 4:00 pm.

View a copy of the meeting Agenda11016 (pdf)

Start off the new year in the Barony of Endewearde

NorthTowerThe beginning of a new year offers many opportunities to socialize and exercise in the Grand Barony of Endewearde.

Raise your fitness level by taking advantage of the free weekly baronial armed combat sessions held on Sundays from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Bangor Housing Authority gymnasium at 161 Davis Road in Bangor, Maine (see driving directions). This practice offers Adult Heavy List and Adult Rapier Combat as well as Youth Combat and Youth Fencing. Each practice is run by different combat marshals so please check the Endewearde Master Calendar (our official schedule) or glance at the public Endewearde facebook group for last minute cancellations or updates on specific combat activities for the evening.

There are two opportunities every Monday evening in Bangor and Bar Harbor to expand your knowledge of medieval craftsmanship and socialize with other artisans. Lady Yzabel Du Perche offers space at her shop on 40 Florida Avenue, Bangor, ME from 6:00-9:00 pm. Please bring the project you are working on or drop in to hang out and ask questions on how to get started on your next medieval inspired project. There is also an SCA project night held at the home of Lord Thomas de Marr & Leijsbet van Catwiic in Bar Harbor. They are happy to receive guests from 6:00-9:00 pm on Mondays throughout the month of January 2016. Please refer to the entry in the Endewearde Master Calendar for contact information to obtain driving directions to their home.

More opportunities to socialize, learn new skills and expand your appreciation of the many aspects of life in centuries past will be added to the Endewearde Master Calendar in 2016.


Celebration of the Feast of Saint Sylvester, Saturday, January 2, 2016


Before the dawn of a new day the staff of the seaside Canton of Basingestoches have arisen and are preparing to welcome guests for its second celebration of the Feast of Saint Sylvester. The reservations clerk has carefully tallied monies, the grand feast hall has been swept and adorned in grand furnishings, the head cook and her staff have lovingly wrought their kitchen magics to bring forth a culinary spectacle as never before seen in these fair coastal lands of the Barony of Endewearde.