- Dec. 19, 2008: Tonight’s Østgarðr Commons has been postponed to Saturday, Dec. 20, due to weather.
At Pennsic this year, Ana Ravaya de Guzman was inducted into the Order of the Laurel for her skills in poetry. In May, John the Bear became the Knight Marshal; in September, Judith Fitzhenry the Uncertain took over as Minister of Arts and Yeh-Liu Targai became the Captain of Fence; in October Devra the Baker and Ulrich von Rothenburg became Seneschals of Brokenbridge and Lions End (respectively); and Llewellyn ap Rhys became the Herald in November.
Demos were held at The Queens County Fair on the weekend of September 22 & 23.
The Warrior’s Nadaam event was held on October 15. Agincourt was held on November 3. At that event, Joanna ap Visby was made a Seadog, and Jenna Childslayer was given a Seahorse. At Twelfth Night on January 5, Joanna ap Visby was made a Companion of the Maunche. Lord Aethelstan of St Maur was made a Seadog at Brokenbridge’s Coney Hop event on February 17. “Fools of Gotham” was held on April 5.
The Province hosted the Coronation of Konrad and Brenwen on April 12. At that event, John the Bear was given a Grant of Arms and Brithwen de Boreshulla was given a Silver Crescent. Also, the Wetlands Alliance was reformed. A military alliance of Østgarðr, An Dubhaigeainn, Iron Bog, Settmour Swamp, and Bhakhail, it had existed previously (with only the first three groups) but had fallen by the wayside.
In more mundane news, Margarita Ivanova Novgoroditsa became the Provincial Seneschal and Mongo Chinua became the Captain of Archers in April.