Project Night cancellation: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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

Arts & Sciences badge: <background color> a candle enflamed within an arch stooped argent.

Baronial Project Night which usually meets on Wednesday evenings in Old Town, Maine has been cancelled on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

Heraldry pop quiz: What is the <background color> of the Arts & Sciences badge called?

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  • sable
  • azure
  • argent
  • or
  • purpure

Call for agenda items

EKOFFICERS_seneschal_160The Barony of Endewearde will be holding a quarterly business meeting on Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine. The Seneschal of Endewearde, Lady Saruca bint Lazari, welcomes input for agenda items to be discussed at this meeting. Please contact her by email at seneschal@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

Baronial Combat Practice Schedule: Sunday, March 27, 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 be holding Adult Heavy List combat practice on Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Bangor Housing Authority Gymnasium, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine. If this is your first visit to this site then you may wish to refer to our simplified driving directions.

Adult Rapier Combat, Youth Combat and Youth Fencing practices will not be held that day.

Also, the Canton of Wyndriche (incipient) will not be holding its usual Sunday afternoon practice at Unity College in Unity, Maine due to the college being on spring break. The Wyndriche combat practices will resume next Sunday on April 3, 2016 from 1:00-3:00 pm until the end of the spring semester in early May.

Garb Workshop: Saturday, March 26, 2016

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Harley 4431 f.376 Lover and Lady

Canton of Basingestoches (incipient)

The workshop will be held at Mount Desert Island High School, 1081 Eagle Lake Rd, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609 in Classroom 132 (next to the theater) from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM.

Bring your sewing machines or even just your fabric! Learn ot make a basic T tunic or work on something more advanced. This will be a potluck luncheon event. Our goal is for those learning to bring fabric and go home with a tunic they made. Also a great place to make gambesons for the fighters out there! Come hang out, learn, teach and encourage.

You can check the facebook event page “Garb Workshop” for updates and discussions related to the upcoming workshop. You may ask questions there or contact the Seneschal of Basingestoches, Lord Thomas de Marr’, by email at seneschal@basingestoches.eastkingdom.org

The Endewearde Hunt: Friday Oct. 7 – Monday Oct. 10, 2016

Join us as we celebrate the glories of autumn in Endewearde. We hear rumors from the local inhabitants about signs of supernatural activities, something they call the Wild Hunt, and we should all keep our eyes open. Our days will be filled with Endewearde’s archery woods walk and novelty range shoots, as well as our competition for our Baronial Archery Champion. Thrown Weapons will also have a range for novelty and Royal Round competitions as well as our Baronial Thrown Weapons Champion competition. Join our Brewers for a Potables Competion. Take a class or two. We will even have a bit of Cut and Thrust for our fencers this year. Enjoy camping in the chill of the autumnal air.

While no dayboard is planned, we will have a Bacon Tasting on Saturday morning, a lunch of Pickles and Preserves on Sunday, and Potluck Supper Saturday evening. Please, bring your feast gear and something to share. A Sausage Fundraiser is planned for Friday evening for a nominal fee.

The site is both dry and wet. It is dry in that there is NO running water; plan to carry in whatever water you and yours will need for the weekend. It is wet in that you may bring and enjoy whatever legal libations you choose.

The site offers beautiful primitive camping space. Private above ground campfires are welcome. Dogs are welcome on site but must remain on a leash at all times. Port-a-Potties will be located conveniently throughout the site. Merchants are welcome, please contact the autocrat to make arrangements.

Site Opens: 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 7
Site Closes: 1:00 p.m. Monday, October 10, 2016

Classes At The Endewearde Hunt

Classes section updated: 09/28/2016

Mistress Agatha Wanderer is organizing Arts & Sciences Classes (download the pdf) at the Endewearde Hunt. If you would like to contact her for additional information please email deputy.arts@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

Please plan to bring your own chair to classes and activities at the Hunt.

GENERAL SCHEDULE

Due to potential inclement weather conditions the overall schedule for the Endewearde Hunt may change on site at the judgement of the event steward, Baroness Margaret of Rochester. Baronial court might switch to Saturday depending on weather forecasts.

Decisions to change the Endewearde Hunt schedule will be made on site AND announced on site instead of being posted online. You can follow the discussion

FRIDAY
5:00 PM Site Opens

Embroidery Challenge Kits are available at Gate

5:30 PM Sausage Fest – Smokehaus will be holding a Sausage Bomb Fundraiser again this year on Bards Hill. Dinner made for you on setup night? Score!
8:00 PM The High Court of  the Forest of the East in Endewearde will convene on Bards Hill
SATURDAY
8:00 AM Anya’s Oatmeal Bar  – Please bring a  topping to share at the Sunderwine Encampment for an oatmeal-goodness start to your day. Don’t forget your feast gear.
9:00 AM Archery and Thrown Weapons* Ranges Open

Award Medallion Voting Near Gate
Voting closes at 4:30 PM

Primitive Fire Starting class (1 hour)
Instructor: Lord Gwillim Kynith
Where: Gwillim & Constancia’s encampment

10:00 AM Cut and Thrust with Radbod – Are you interested in learning about cut and thrust, but just aren’t sure where to begin?

Beginning and Intermediate Lucet class (1 hour)
Instructor: Lady Constanzia de Vianne
Where: Bard’s Hill

Open Forge Time class (2 hours)
Instructor: Lord Anlon GreyWolf
Where: Rampant Wolf Forge encampment

11:00 AM Archery and Thrown Weapons Ranges Close

Woods Walk– archers gather at Archery Field

1:00 PM Archery and Thrown Weapons* Ranges Re-Open when Woods Walk concludes

Camp Games class (1 hour)
Instructor: Lord Ben of Thanet
Where: Entire camp; meet in clearing behind Gate

2:00 PM Open Enameling Shop class (3 hours)
Lady Alys Treeby and Lord Calvius Nero
Where: Sundorwine Encampment

Momiji-Gari: Traditional Leaf Viewing class (1 hour)
Instructor: Oguri Tatsuko 小栗たつこ
Where: Meet at Gate

Potables Competition (2 hours)
Bard’s Hill

3:00 PM Cut and Thrust Tournament
Marshal: Lord Radbod of Endewearde
4:00 PM 4 Basic Knots for Camping class (1 hour)
Instructor: Hrafn Is-Augu
Where: Forester’s Encampment

The Wild Hunt: The Legends and Their Origins class (1 hour)
Instructor: Techan MacGothraidh
Where: Clearing near Gate

4:30 PM Archery and Thrown Weapons Ranges Close
5:00 Potluck Supper on Bards Hill – Please bring a dish to share, ingredients list, and serving utensils as well as your feast gear.
SUNDAY
9:00 AM Bacon Tasting – Please bring along a pound of your favorite bacon to the Smokhaus Encampment. There will be a prize for the most tasty bacon.

Woods Walk the Reprisal – archers once again gather at the Archery Field.

10:00 AM Foraging and Preparing Acorns class (2 hours)
Instructor: Lord Gwillim Kynith
Where: Gwillim & Constancia’s encampment

Lovely and Narrow: Introduction to Brocade Tablet Weaving class (2 hours)
Instructor: Olalla Tristana
Where: Sundorwine Encampment

10:30-ish Archery and Thrown Weapons* Ranges Open after Woods Walk
10:30-ish Archery and Thrown Weapons* Ranges Open after Woods Walk
11:00 AM Momiji-Gari: Traditional Leaf Viewing class (1 hour)
Instructor: Oguri Tatsuko 小栗たつこ
Where: Meet at Gate
1:00 PM Pickled Luncheon with Admiranda at the Smokhaus Encampment. Bring your pickles and preserves for discussion and light lunch. Modern and period contributions welcome.

Archery and Thrown Weapons Ranges Close for Champions’ Competition Set up.

Embroidery Challenge Voting near Gate (2 hours)

2:00 PM Thrown Weapons Champion Competion – Thrown Weapons Range

Knit A Basket-Weave Dishcloth class (2 hours)
Instructor: Ysenda Cleland
Where: Bard’s Hill

Celtic Anamorphs in Iron class (2 hours)
Instructor: Lord Anlon GreyWolf
Where: Rampant Wolf Forge encampment

2:30 PM Endewearde’s First Archer Competion – Archery Range
3:30-ish PM Archery and Thrown Weapons Ranges are struck
5:00 PM Baronial Court on Bards’ Hill
MONDAY
1:00 PM Site Closes

 

*Thrown Weapons range will be open as marshals are available

Directions

Private Residence
2910 Western Avenue
Newburgh, ME 04444

Google Map

Take your best route to Exit 174 (Rt. 69) off I-95 in Maine. Head toward Newburgh (turning right if coming from the South, turning left if coming from the North). Travel about 1 1/4 miles to the flashing light of the intersection with Rt 202/9. Here turn right to go west. The site is about 4 miles down the road on your right.

The site is a private residence. You will drive through the back yard. Have faith! You are on the right path.

Guest Minors

If you are planning to bring a Youth Minor (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 (siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins).

You can read Endewearde’s FAQ for Guest Minors so you can plan to obtain the necessary forms, signatures and notary public services before the youth guest minor accompanies you to an event.

Registration Fees

Registration: Adult Weekend – $20, or $15 with Member Discount
Adult Single Day – $15, or $10 with Member Discount
Child 5-17 Weekend – $10
Child 5-17 Single Day – $5
Child 0-4 Weekend – Free
Child 0-4 Single Day – Free
Feast: If you wish to join Saturday’s potluck, please bring a dish to share. Include an ingredients list and serving utensil.

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

Contact Information

Event Steward:
Margaret of Rochester
margaret@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

Send Reservations to:
No reservations required or accepted.

Follow Us on Social Media

You can follow conversations and additional information about this event on the social media facebook page Endewearde Hunt. Once the event begins on Friday, October 7, 2016 any schedule changes necessary to adapt to weather conditions will be announced live at the event site and will not be posted online.

Updated: 10/05/2016

SCA Demo & Medieval Tournament: Saturday, September 10, 2016

 

The Barony of Endewearde in cooperation with the Friends of Fort Knox will be holding its annual SCA Demo & Medieval Tournament on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Fort Knox State Park, 740 Fort Knox Road, Prospect, Maine.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Come join us in welcoming newcomers to the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) at the Barony of Endewearde’s premiere public demo at the historic Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory. This annual demo brings visitors from far and wide to learn about our passion for history. With a variety of interactive Arts & Sciences and martial activities, hundreds to a thousand or more visitors engage in a preview of what the SCA has to offer.

SCA branch Chatelaines, or their representatives, are invited to bring contact information for their respective groups. When meeting with the public at the Fort Knox demo, we frequently meet people from around Maine and New England that would like to connect with an SCA representative from their area. This is a fantastic recruitment opportunity.

SCA VOLUNTEER CHECK IN AT GATE

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SCA volunteers must check in at the Fort Knox gate.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory
740 Fort Knox Rd
Prospect, ME 04981

From all points via I-95:

Get to Bangor via I-95; take Brewer exit 182A (182B from the North). Take exit 4 toward Route 15; stay to the left of the Y, and take a left at the lights. Follow Route 15 for apx. 17.5 miles. You will enter Bucksport and go through the downtown/main street. Turn right onto Bridge Street (it’s a bridge, so it’s hard to miss) and travel .9 miles on ME-3/US-1. You will go over a large bridge – you will see the fort from the bridge to your right. After crossing the bridge, take a right at Fort Knox Road/ME-174 E. You will see the Fort parking area.

  • Site Information: The Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory website link at http://fortknox.maineguide.com/ has additional information about the history of the fort as well as a downloadable brochure (pdf format). Separate admission fees are charged to the general public for entrance to the Park and to the Observatory.

GENERAL DAY SCHEDULE

All Day Activities: We have all sorts of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. There will be Arts & Sciences displays, Fencing and Fighting displays around the fort, and children activities such as a caber toss, face painting, passport quest, and hit the pell.

Learn about the SCA and the fun we have. Here is an updated schedule of activities as of September 8, 2016:

9:00 AM Site opens for set up
10:00 AM Gate opens for visitors
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Combat Archery and Whack-A-Pell
11:30 AM-12:30 PM Rapier Combat
12:30-1:00 PM Youth Combat
1:00-1:30 PM Fashion Show on the Parade Grounds
2:00-3:00 PM Tournament of Knightly Combat

The Medieval Fair ends at 4:00 PM, but the Fort remains open until sunset. 

In case of rain and soggy ground all activities can be held within the shelter of the fort.

CHILDREN’S PASSPORT QUEST

Murtagh O’Kelly is coordinating the children’s passport quest. There will be directions to each quest station at the information booth near the Fort Knox gift shop & restrooms. At each station the passport coordinator will receive a rubber stamp to use in passport books. Both adults and youths are welcome to participate at each activity area.

The following people are passport quest coordinators for these activities:

  • Baroness Sylvia du Vey – Types of head wear
  • Baron Anu du Vey – What is chain mail
  • Olalla Tristana – What is tablet weaving
  • Ysenda Cleland – Knitting and spinning
  • Techan MacGothraidh – Scribe, coloring scroll books
  • Rhys ap Dinefawr – Forestry flint and steel fire starting
  • Lady Alys – Enamelling

The following passport quest activities will be staffed by a variety of volunteers during the day and include:

  • Combat Archery
  • Caber Toss
  • Face Painting
  • Board Games in the Tavern
  • Whack-A-Pell

Look and listen for the roving musicians performing around the fort during your visit.

REGISTRATION FEES

Site: There is no site fee for SCA volunteers.  Spectators and non-garbed volunteers must pay the Fort fee at the gate.  The Fort Knox fee schedule is located here:
http://fortknox.maineguide.com/Feesandhours.html

All SCA volunteers are asked to visit the event gate to sign in.

CONTACT US

Chatelaine Coordinator: Lord Otto Gottlieb
email: chatelaine@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

Fort Knox SCA Demo stewards:
Lady Yzabel du Pearche, Lady Heather & m’lady Halldis

This medieval tournament demonstration is held in cooperation with the Friends of Fort Knox and the SCA East Kingdom’s Barony of Endewearde.

FIND US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

The facebook event page Fort Knox Demo is available to aid in the discussion and planning of this annual Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) demo.

Updated: 09/09/2016

Library Research 101: Sunday, March 20, 2016

British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts Additional 11695 f. 6 Labyrinth

British Library Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts
Additional 11695 f. 6 Labyrinth

Baroness Margaret of Rochester will be hosting a Library Research 101 workshop from 3:00-4:00 pm at her home in Bangor, Maine on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

She will review the use of on-line catalogs, electronic resources, search strategies, and the like. The goal is to help you if you know there’s more out there, but just can’t find it. The workshop should finish in time for fighter practice which starts at 4 pm in Bangor.

You can contact margaret@endewearde.eastkingdom.org for more information or for driving directions to her home.

 

Invitation to Unity College Open House (Unity)

Unity College Medieval Reenactment Club : Open House support invitation, Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Unity College Reenactment Club invites members of the SCA community to join them at the Unity College open house for incoming students and families on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Quimby Library between the hours of 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The club’s involvement in this open house will assist them in attracting new members for their club for Fall 2016. Any help is appreciated.

You can learn more about the Unity College Reenactment Club’s participation on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1693776954234781/

This post is meant to serve as a “save the date” reminder of an opportunity for individuals to support the local Unity College medieval club’s activities.

Winter Camp-Craft Gathering

Image from the British Library. Egerton 1147 f. 6v  January

Image from the British Library. Egerton 1147 f. 6v January

On Saturday & Sunday, March 12-13, 2016, there will be an informal (Free) gathering organized by some of the Foresters of Endewearde to be held in the woods behind the home of Sir Ané du Vey and Mistress Sylvia du Vey, Baron and Baroness of Endewearde, in Bucksport, Maine.

Come for a couple of hours or overnight and teach/learn/practice fire starting, campfire cooking, firewood gathering and tent & tarp-shelter set up. Bring your skis and snowshoes. Try your new winter garb or footwear. Have a snowball fight. Sing, dance, cook, eat, play.

Plans so far include two canvas wall tents with wood stoves that will be given a test run as winter camping shelter. There will likely be an outside campfire to share during the day. Since a lot of us do not have medieval garb suitable for the cold of the winter woods, period garb is optional. This is intended to be a family friendly gathering and that children will be welcome to come and encouraged to learn and play as well.

Dead wood on site may be gathered or cut for firewood.

Please direct your questions to Lord Seamus na Coille Aosda at seamus@endewearde.eastkingdom.org
for more information about this outdoor activity and for directions.