Baronial Arts and Sciences Championship at Jehan’s

A Letter from Mistress Agatha Regarding Baronial Arts and Sciences Championship at Jehans 2018

Endewearde and Friends,

First, let me thank all who have submitted their intent to compete in our A&S Championship at Jehan’s. The Barony is blessed to be home to so many fine artisans.

In addition to our championship, there is to be a populace vote competition and display space available. Works entered into the display or entered into the championship are both eligible for the populace vote competition. This competition is separate from the championship and is open to all attending the event. You may also display without competing.

Artisans who are competing but not attending should plan on providing documentation for their work, explaining at the very least their inspiration, process, and methods and materials. We obviously cannot interview artisans who cannot attend, but documentation will help us to understand your process.

There will be someone in the display area at all times to watch over all of the entries.

The form for this is linked below and there will also be copies available on site.

For Judges

Hello, Endewearde! I’d like to thank those folks who have stepped forward as judges for our second Arts and Sciences Championship.

Here’s how judging will work: We will have a panel of judges who will meet with artisans face-to-face to discuss their entries. This is a chance for artisans to really show off what they know! The judging time frame will be from 12:15-2:00. During this time the display and competition areas will be closed to the populace to allow for interviews. Each artisan will have an assigned time to be at their table for their interview, which will be approximately 15 minutes.

During court that afternoon, Their Excellencies will announce their newest Arts and Sciences Champion!

 

 

 

Jehan’s Fighting and Fencing at the Fort

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Fort Knox Maine tower with Endewearde coat of arms bannerFighting, fencing, and a tavern with a warm fire and good company!

April 28, 2018 at Historic Fort Knox, Maine
gate opens at 9am and closes at 5pm (anticipated)

 Come join the brave fighters and fencers of the Barony of Endewearde, and friends from beyond our borders, within the granite Fort Knox.

Jehan’s Fighting and Fencing at the Fort will feature adult rapier and armored combat tournaments, with some melees (think stair pit); as well as the Baronial Rapier Championship.

Schedule

Activities will be fluid throughout the day, this list indicates when “things(tm)” will begin and that you should be in communication with the Marshal in Charge for that activity.

9:00 am Gate Opens
Combat Authorizations and Inspections and Baronial A+S Championship Setup begin

10:00 Baronial A+S Championship Opens – for additional information, visit the page dedicated to  this championship and A&S populace choice display.
Rapier, Cut and Thrust and Melees begin

10:30 Youth Combat

11:00 Baronial Fencing Tournament

12:00 Rattan Melees and Combat

2:00 pm Baronial Fencing Championship

3:00 Baronial A+S Championship Closes

3:30 Baronial Court Opens

4:30 Baronial Court Ends Site Cleanup

5:00 Site Closes We have a HARD close time of 5pm, please bear this in mind when planning your day.

For those not martially inclined, there will be warming fire tended by Lord Ragnar as well as competitions in Arts and Sciences and a Baronial Court.

We encourage you to bring your own food, as there will be no day board. 

Additional Information

If you have a banner, flag or shield that you would like to display on the fences that surround the Fort green PLEASE do it!! Having such things really do help the ambience.

Thanks to Lord Eoin an Doire we will have Gold Key clothing at Gate! For those of you with newcomers please feel free to take what you need, although I would suggest that you bring your own belts!

Frouva Hrefna of Wyndriche will be running a paper form gate rather than the electronic system we have been using. For the best Trolling experience please have your Blue membership card ready, and to steal a phrase; correct change is always awesome!

For fencing and all kinds of such fun, Lord Radbod will be your MIC and general shenanigan creator. For Rattan your MIC will be Lord Gryffyd Abernathy and our own Baron Ane du Vey. For Youth Combat Activities Lord Thomas de Marr will be Head Velociraptor hearder.

Meisterin Agatha Wanderer will be your contact point for the Baronial A+S Championships, with Lady Olalla Tristana will be looking after those who are entering the Populace Choice display. Visit the page dedicated to this championship and A&S populace choice display for more information.

As we are a bloodthirsty bunch, we are also honoured to have the Guild of Chirurgeons present! Lady Admiranda Howard and Lord Radbod will be present to apply Band Aids!

During the day we will have an open fire in the Tavern, Lord Ragnar and his Lady have volunteered to manage the area. If you wish, we are accepting donations of LOCAL sourced firewood, one or two chunks would make the supply for the day stretch longer.

We have no dayboard, so please plan accordingly. Water will be available in the rest room for drinking and we will have orange coolers inside the Fort.

Parking will be in the site parking lot.

A quick glance at the weather forecast shows mid fifties and a chance of rain showers. As the Fort tends to be cool the autocrat would recommend layers and an extra blanket!

Entry Fees

$7 for Adults (18+)
Youths 17 and under enter free!!

All adults showing proof of current SCA Membership will receive a $5 discount on their site fee

No reservations required or accepted.

Staff

Event Steward: Lord Calvius Nero
Deputy : Lord Edmund Beneyt

Event Location 

Fort Knox Historic State Park
US Route 174
Prospect, ME 04416

Directions:

From Belfast: Proceed north on US Rte 1, through Searsport and Stockton Springs, immediately before crossing the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge, take a left onto Rte. 174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.

From Bar Harbor: Follow US Rte. 1 south across the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge, immediately adjacent to the town of Bucksport. Once over the bridge take a right onto Rte. 174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.

From Bangor: On Rte. 1A South….follow Rte 1A South through the towns of Hampden, Winterport, Frankfort and Prospect. In Prospect Center, take a left onto Rte. 174. Follow Rte 174 approximately 4 miles. Fort Knox will be on your left. On Rte 15 South….follow Rte 15 South through the city of Brewer and the towns of Orrington and Bucksport. In Bucksport, take a right onto US Rte.1 South and proceed over the new Penobscot Narrows Bridge. Immediately upon exiting the bridge take a right onto Rte. 174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.

POSTPONED:: Endewearde Baronial A & S Championship and Revel – March 17, 2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been postponed. We will update you when we have more information about its rescheduling.

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Endewearde Baronial A & S Championship and Revel

The Barony of Endewearde must find a new Arts and Sciences Champion!

This year the Baronial A&S Championship event will take place at the Edward K. Arey Community Center in Bucksport on March 17th with a potluck Feast of Saint Patrick.

Site opens at 11 am with the potluck beginning at 12 noon. All entries being presented, admired, and judged are asked to set up before 11:45 for judging beginning at 12:45. Court is expected to begin at 3:00, where the next champion will be announced.

All artisans are encouraged to enter their works. There will be a Friends of Endewearde Category for those outside our borders who wish to compete, as well as a Children’s Category for those youth not wishing to compete for the champion.

In addition to the Arts & Sciences Championship, there will be a Special Challenge for the populace!

To Their Excellencies favor: Our most wise and powerful Baron and Baroness will choose one among you who catches Their eyes with a gift.

Mistress Agatha and Our Champion, Fru Hrefna Hrodbjortsdottir, challenge you to wear your best, most fun and creative green, white, or orange garb in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day and Ireland.

*** Notice: All entrants must complete the entry form no later than one week (March 10th) before the competition indicating their willingness to compete.  ***

Entrants must register to compete. The form which should be filled out is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdaYa5dchhpNCWDS0DOO1CAVg-XlqikZbMNEy-GWlQYfHcPpQ/viewform

Entrants will be judged using the East Kingdom Arts & Sciences Championship rubric. A PDF of the Rubric is available here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SVTaWfdoLgpVUijVmnHJMW9TTrieyZWm/view

Entrants may enter a single substantial item or a body of work consisting of 3 – 5 related items that are connected to one another in a significant and meaningful way. A body of work will be judged as a single item. Items can be from a single discipline or from multiple disciplines. In either case, entries should be something the entrant has completed within the last two years. Please note that documentation of work is encouraged, and performance entries are welcomed as items.

Those bringing potluck are asked to include a list of ingredients to place beside your offering.

Site fees are $10 per adult, $3 per child (6 – 17).
Children 5 and under are free.
A $5 member discount does apply to adult fees.

Garb Get Together (Orono): Sunday, December 3, 2017

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Lady Admiranda Howard will be hosting a garb get together at her home in Orono, Maine on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The workshop will start at 10 AM and will run until 4 PM.

This is an opportunity to work on your new SCA garb or to swing by and get help & inspiration for a new project. With three winter events coming up in 2018 in the Barony of Endewearde, East Kingdom Twelfth Night (Jan. 6) the Feast of Saint Sylvester (Jan. 13) and the Tourney of Love (Feb. 10) there is ample opportunity to dress in your fanciest court garb.

FOLLOW DETAILS ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL MEDIA 

If you read the Garb Get Together event page on facebook you can ask questions and learn more about the workshop prior to December 3rd.

Metal Casting Techniques Workshop: Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Time: Noon – 3:30 PM
Location: private home, Dedham, Maine
Host: Lord William of Wyndhaven
Instructor: Lord John Fowler

Lord John Fowler will be visiting Lord William of Wyndhaven to offer a a class and workshop on sand casting. Sand casting is good for one-off or small-run casting in silver, bronze, copper, and brass. He has used it for medallions, buckles, sword pommels & brooches.

There will be a talk & show & tell for maybe the first hour or so. The rest of the time will be devoted to playing with the equipment and materials I am bringing up. I think I have enough gear to have maybe three people working at once, so we’ll have to take turns or work in groups. But if all goes well we should be able to do maybe three batches of three small-ish bronze castings (a buckle, medallion, brooch, etc.).

If you already have a model that might work for sandcasting, bring it, and we’ll try to cast it, or tell you why we can’t! The instructor will bring some models, too. For the sake of time and to make sure there are enough materials on hand, let’s try to keep the student pieces on the smaller side (something with the volume of maybe five US quarters or less would seem reasonable – that would come out to an ounce of metal.

Flat-backed is easiest, and there cannot be any undercuts. The model will basically be pressed into moist sand, and will then need to be removed without disturbing the sand. A pewter site token or award medallion from a soapstone casting would be great. Hardened (baked) polymer clay (Sculpey, Fimo, etc.) would be a good modeling material if you want to make something.

We can do silver, but you’ll have to bring your own silver 🙂

The instructor will be handling the molten metal, but you should still bring at least safety glasses, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. If you want to stand closer, a face shield, hat, gloves, and long sleeves or welding jacket should be added to that list. You could also bring files and/or a rotary tool with cutting and grinding attachments, for cleaning up your castings (BYO safety gear for those things!).

Plain ol’ work clothes. SCA garb not necessary. Bring a chair, if you like.

Molten bronze is quite dangerous so we will have to ask that younger kids not be in the garage for at least some parts of this.

This will all be a bit freeform.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP 

You can follow the facebook event link Metal Casting Workshop at William’s to see what questions others are asking about this workshop and to contact the instructor.

 

Metal Casting Techniques: Saturday, November 25, 2017

Arts & Sciences badge: Azure, a candle enflamed within an arch stooped argent.

Time: Noon – 3:30 PM
Location: private home, Dedham, Maine
Host: Lord William of Wyndhaven
Instructor: Lord John Fowler

Lord John Fowler will be visiting Lord William of Wyndhaven to offer a a class and workshop on sand casting. Sand casting is good for one-off or small-run casting in silver, bronze, copper, and brass. He has used it for medallions, buckles, sword pommels & brooches.

There will be a talk & show & tell for maybe the first hour or so. The rest of the time will be devoted to playing with the equipment and materials I am bringing up. I think I have enough gear to have maybe three people working at once, so we’ll have to take turns or work in groups. But if all goes well we should be able to do maybe three batches of three small-ish bronze castings (a buckle, medallion, brooch, etc.).

If you already have a model that might work for sandcasting, bring it, and we’ll try to cast it, or tell you why we can’t! The instructor will bring some models, too. For the sake of time and to make sure there are enough materials on hand, let’s try to keep the student pieces on the smaller side (something with the volume of maybe five US quarters or less would seem reasonable – that would come out to an ounce of metal.

Flat-backed is easiest, and there cannot be any undercuts. The model will basically be pressed into moist sand, and will then need to be removed without disturbing the sand. A pewter site token or award medallion from a soapstone casting would be great. Hardened (baked) polymer clay (Sculpey, Fimo, etc.) would be a good modeling material if you want to make something.

We can do silver, but you’ll have to bring your own silver 🙂

The instructor will be handling the molten metal, but you should still bring at least safety glasses, long pants, and closed-toed shoes. If you want to stand closer, a face shield, hat, gloves, and long sleeves or welding jacket should be added to that list. You could also bring files and/or a rotary tool with cutting and grinding attachments, for cleaning up your castings (BYO safety gear for those things!).

Plain ol’ work clothes. SCA garb not necessary. Bring a chair, if you like.

Molten bronze is quite dangerous so we will have to ask that younger kids not be in the garage for at least some parts of this.

This will all be a bit freeform.

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP 

You can follow the facebook event link Metal Casting Workshop at William’s to see what questions others are asking about this workshop and to contact the instructor.

Updated: 11/22/2017

Garb Get Together: Sunday, December 3, 2017 beginning at 10:00 AM

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There will be a garb get together at the home of Lady Admiranda Howard on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The workshop will start at 10 AM and will be held in Orono, Maine.

Come work on your new SCA garb or swing by and get help & inspiration for a new project.

FOLLOW THIS WORKSHOP ON SOCIAL MEDIA 

If you read the Garb Get Together event page on facebook you can ask questions and learn more about the workshop prior to December 3rd.

 

Fingerloop Braiding Workshop: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Arts & Sciences badge: Azure, a candle enflamed within an arch stooped argent.

Fingerloop Braiding
Taught by Lady Olalla Tristana and FrouvaHalldis Ulfsdottir

Excerpt from fingerloop.org
By Mistress Rhiannon y Bwa & Mistress Azza al-Shirazi

“Fingerloop braids are braids woven using loops (or “bowes”) of string on your fingers. Fingerloop braiding reached a high point in Medieval Europe and England between 1200 and 1600 CE. This braiding technique still survives today in isolated areas of Europe, the Middle East, South America and Japan.
As points, laces or cords, braids have a multitude of uses. They fastened hose, laced bodices, trimmed sleeves, frogged dress fronts, closed purses and held wax seals to parchment. Modern uses include drawstrings for pants, hair ties, shoelaces, and friendship bracelets.”

If people are interested, we would like to try out some of the multi-person braids that are in the 15th century fingerloop braiding manual that will be available for people to peruse.

As a point of clarification, people are also welcome to come to this and work on other projects that are not fingerloop braiding.

This class will be held at the home of Frouva Halldis Ulfsdottir in Bangor, Maine. Please contact her through Endewearde facebook for driving directions to her home.

Second Baronial Arts & Sciences Championship Rules

A woman and man with crowns on their heads look out the windows 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

Rules for the Second Annual Baronial Arts & Sciences Championship to be held at the Feast of Saint Sylvester in the Canton of Basingestoches on Saturday, January 13, 2018 are now available as a pdf download.

What follows is a summary of the competition rules for those interested in preparing their entries.

BARONIAL ARTS & SCIENCES CHAMPIONSHIP 

Their Excellencies Baron Ané du Vey and Baroness Sylvia du Vey, and our first Baronial Arts and Sciences Champion, Hrefna of Wyndriche, are excited to announce the second Baronial Arts and Sciences Championship of Endewearde. All artisans of Endewearde, including youth, are invited to enter their best works for the title of Arts and Sciences Champion. The Championship will be held on Saturday January 13th, 2018 at the Feast of Saint Sylvester in the Canton of Basingestoches.

The championship will be judged as a body of work. Entrants shall enter a minimum of two items with a maximum of five. Each item should have been made within three years of the competition, and may not have been entered into any previous championship. The items can be from a single discipline or from multiple disciplines. The winner of the competition is the Barony of Endewearde’s Champion of Arts and Sciences.

Entrants will have the following

  • Approx. 3 ft of table space.
  • Access to electrical as requested in pre-registration.
  • Floor space as requested in pre-registration.
  • White table cloths for table cover are being supplied. If you wish a second covering please bring one.

A white bearded royal man gazes out the window of a white tower.   Rules

  • All entries must be pre-registered.
  • Absentee entries will not be accepted.
  • Each entrant is responsible for their entry and making sure that it is placed on the correct table.
  • Documentation is highly encouraged.

A royal woman gazes out of the window of a white tower.   Judging

Judging will be done by the populace in the first round, using appropriate rubrics for each entry.

The second round will be face-to-face individual interviews between the top three entries and their Excellencies, Baron Ané du Vey and Baroness Sylvia du Vey. Entrants may not judge in the competition.

Entries shall be judged on their own merit and not compared to any entries by other entrants.

If judges have a question about an entry, it is their prerogative to send for the entrant to ask questions.

The entrant will be scored based on the entirety of the works entered. Items will not be individually scored. There will be alternate score sheets for performance, written works, brewing/cooking and general entries. The body of work will be averaged from the alternate forms.

Performing entries are limited to 15 minutes, including introduction and will be performed in front of the current Champions and the Baron and Baroness.

A white bearded royal man gazes out the window of a white tower.   There will be two rounds

First Round: The first round of judging will be performed by the populace. All of the rubrics have been published for attendees to view and understand before the championship (See score sheets below). Meisterin Agatha Wanderer and Hrefna Hrodbjortsdottir will also hold very brief workshops on the day of the championship to educate attendees about how to use rubrics appropriately. The populace will be required to understand and use the rubrics in the judging of each artisan’s work. Each populace judge should expect to spend approximately 2-5 minutes per artisan. Positive constructive comments are highly encouraged. Negative comments will not be acceptable.

Second Round: The top three entries will be announced and will be interviewed face to face with the Baron and Baroness, who will give their decision for the next Arts and Sciences Champion in court.. Approximately 5 minutes will be allotted for each of the top three entrants.

A royal woman gazes out of the window of a white tower.   Eligibility: All championship entrants must physically live within the boundaries of Endewearde in order to be eligible for a championship. Artisans who are not residents of Endewearde may certainly display their arts, but may not compete.

A white bearded royal man gazes out the window of a white tower.   Additional Information

All levels of entrants are encouraged, however the competition is designed to acknowledge the best artisans in the Barony. We encourage all artisans of the Barony to enter. As this is a competition, the focus will be on the judging of the entries. Artisans and populace will not be allowed to be present with their displays during the first round of judging.

There will be time before and after judging for artisans and populace to view and appreciate the entries. There will also be a separate display area set up for those who would like to display their work but not enter the competition.

For entrants requiring cooking / kitchen access: it will be limited, but available. Please contact for further information and to have a spot reserved.

A royal woman gazes out of the window of a white tower.   Competition Registration Information

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

Entrants MUST register by Saturday December 30, 2017.
Scoring Rubrics will be published very soon.

Garb Get Together: Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Lady Admiranda Howard will be hosting a garb making session at her home in Orono, Maine on Sunday, November 12, 2017 starting at 9:00 AM until 1:30 PM. There should be plenty of time to make the next Endewearde activity, the quarterly baronial meeting which starts at 2:00 PM in Bangor at the Bangor Housing Authority.

Here is Lady Admiranda’s invitation:

Want to make some garb? Need help getting started? Just want some company? This is the place for you! You can bring a project or an idea. If you have questions or need help, people will be there to do just that. Also, if you are new to sewing, we can get you started.

I have a sewing machine and will have basic supplies available. Please feel free to bring your own and any other supplies you might need. Also, feel free to bring snacks and drinks!

You can follow the discussions and ask questions about this upcoming activity by visiting the public facebook event Garb Get Together.

Updated: 11/03/2017