Changes for Baronial Combat Practice and A&S Meeting Space: Sunday, October 29, 2017

Photo of armed heavy list fighters engaged in melee battle with spears.

On Sunday, October 29, 2017 the Barony of Endewearde will not have access to its weekly Sunday practice space at the Bangor Housing Authority on Davis Road in Bangor due to another activity scheduled to run at that venue.

Dróttin (Lord) Hrafn and Frouva (Lady) Halldis will be opening their home in Bangor as an alternate location for Adult Heavy List Combat (outside yard) and Arts & Sciences (inside the house). They welcome combatants and crafters between Noon and 4:00 pm.

Due to a scheduling conflict Lord Radbod will not be running Adult Rapier Combat practice that day. If you want to do rapier combat please bring your own gear and bring your own rapier marshal.

You can contact Hrafn and Halldis through the Endewearde facebook group (public) if you need directions to their home or additional information about planned activities this Sunday.

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.

Barony of Endewearde activities for August 15-20, 2017

In addition to the regular weekly practices and meetings this week there will be two meetings held in the Barony of Endewearde. The Canton of Wyndriche (incipient) will be holding a meeting in Unity on Thursday, August 17th. There will be a baronial meeting on Sunday, August 20th. Both meetings are open to anyone interested in the Society for Creative Anachronism and will involve topics regarding planning future activities. Most attending wear everyday casual street clothes (not SCA garments).

Here is a quick glance:

Tuesday August 15
5:30 pm Archery practice in Bangor (private residence)

Wednesday August 16
5:30 pm Thrown weapons practice in Hermon (private residence)
6:00 pm Project night in Bar Harbor (private residence, Canton of Basingestoches)

Thursday August 17
7:00 pm Canton of Wyndriche (incipient) business meeting in Unity at Unity House of Pizza (UHoP)

Sunday August 20 (all held at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Rd, Bangor)
2:00 pm Baronial business meeting in Bangor
4:00-7:00 pm Combat practice in Bangor
4:00 pm Medieval crafts in Bangor

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

If you have any agenda items for the Canton of Wyndriche meeting please contact the Seneschal, Syr Cedric of Thanet, at seneschal@wyndriche.eastkingdom.org

If you have any agenda items for the Barony of Endewearde meeting please contact the Seneschal, Lord Finan MacBressail, at seneschal@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

Adult Combat Practice & Crafts: Sunday, February 5, 2017

Although there is a super popular USA sporting event being held on Sunday evening, February 5, 2017, Adult Heavy List and Rapier Combat practice will be held at the Bangor Housing Authority gymnasium in Bangor from 4:00-7:00 pm. There is plenty of space in the kitchen or in the gym for arts & sciences crafters who would like to gather to share company or learn new skills. Plenty of room for all the things we love to do!

If this is your first visit to the Bangor Housing Authority venue please refer to the driving directions on the Barony of Endewearde website.

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.

Baronial Heavy List Championship Tournament

wrapshotThe first Barony of Endewearde Heavy List championship tournament, Tourney By the Sea, will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 in the Canton of Basingestoches. Please follow the Tourney By the Sea hyperlink which provides basic information about this event as well as a link to a facebook page for this SCA event which has postings about last minute details that may be helpful to you (traffic flow, details about entrance onto the event site, etc).

SCA Activities on Sunday, September 18, 2016

Leaf from the Hours of Bonaparte Ghislieri. Italy (Bologna), c.1500. YT 29, f.132

Leaf from the Hours of Bonaparte Ghislieri. Italy (Bologna), c.1500.
YT 29, f.132

There are several activities planned for Sunday, September 18, 2016 as follows:

* Endewearde Hunt site clean up and preparation in Newburgh, Maine starts at 8:30 AM and will conclude with a cookout around noon on Bard’s Hill. Chores include removing dead branches and trees, mowing the fields on which we shoot our archery competition and clearing the pathways on which we trod.Things to bring include: work gloves, rakes, axes, saws, branch cutters, water/drink, sunscreen, bug spray, and certainly something to cook and share for lunch. Be sure to wear protective clothing (jeans, shoes/boots, layers).

* There will be a Canton of Wyndriche business meeting on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Endewearde Hunt site. The meeting will start around 1:00 PM or after the cookout ends.

* Adult heavy list combat practice will be held at the Endewearde Hunt site starting at 2:00 PM (weather permitting).

*Adult rapier combat has not announced a change in schedule or practice location as of Sunday morning; please check Endewearde facebook by noonish for any last minute announcements from the marshal in charge.

As with any outdoor activities plans may change depending on rain & sun throughout the day. Please consult the Endewearde facebook group for last minute decisions or call your friends to find out if your favorite activities will continue to be held at the Hunt site or if they may be held at our regular indoor facilities at the Bangor Housing Authority gym in Bangor which would open at 4 PM.

Heavy List Unit Tactics at Combat Practice: Sunday, September 11, 2016

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Photo by Mistress Brita Mairi Svensdottir

Heavy list fighters will be training in unit tactics at combat practice on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Practice will be held as usual at the Bangor Housing Authority gymnasium, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine from 4:00-7:00 pm. In case of inclement weather practice will be held indoors. You can follow these driving directions to Bangor Housing Authority if you are unfamiliar with this weekly practice site.

Youth combat, youth and adult fencing practices will not be held on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Canton of Wyndriche Combat Practice

Wyndriche-whitespaceThere will be a SCA combat practice held in the Canton of Wyndriche on Friday, August 18, 2016 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. The venue is Heritage Park in beautiful Belfast, Maine (down by the waterfront).

Please plan on bringing water to stay hydrated, bug spray, chairs and whatever else aids your comfort while taking periodic breaks from your athletic endeavors in the park. Spectators wishing to stop by and learn more about these and other SCA activities are welcome.

Questions regarding combat practices in Wyndriche can be sent to Syr Cedric of Thanet, Seneschal of Wyndriche, at seneschal@wyndriche.eastkingdom.org