Feast of Three Princes: Thank you!

A message from the event stewards of the Feast of Three Princes:

This past Sunday evening, we had the privilege to steward The Feast of the Three Princes, a virtual event.  While virtual events are not new, this was the first time Østgarðr attempted a virtual feast.  It could not have happened without the contributions of many, many people.     

We thank Noble Anne of Østgarðr, who was the rock this event was built on.  Their efforts in arranging for use of the East Kingdom Zoom, building the event website, processing pre-registration and coordinating all the technical aspects of the event literally made this event possible.  We would also like to thank the Honorable Lord Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, for his assistance with the website, event graphics, and for knowing just about any process of procedure that came up.

We would not have had a feast without food.  We thank the cooks, Baroness Zoe Mikra of Calontir, Lord Edwin Latorre and Fruha Arnbjorg Nilsdottir, for their efforts in preparing three tasty menu options for our event attendees and for making themselves available to answer any questions regarding the preparation of those menus.

The bardic arts played a key role in creating the ambiance of an SCA feast hall.  We would like to thank Sayyida Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya, for coordinating the bardic competition and running the open bardic for the event.  We also thank ÌÞròttamaðr Grimm the Skald and Lord Drake Oranwood for helping judge the competition, and Lord Brandr Aronsson for creating the prizes.  

To make a Zoom conference come alive as a feast hall takes skill.  We would also thank Catelin Straquhin, Armiger for bringing flair and wit to the hall as our MC for the evening and Drotin Ragnarr Blaskegg, for his work behind the scenes as stage manager and Zoom support.  

Letting the populace know of our virtual feast was a challenge in these times.  We heartily thank Il-Khatun Lada Monguligin for planning, creating and posting the promotional materials for the event, and Biocunta Culann mac Cianain for creating the event’s commemorative postcard.

We would also like to thank, the Il-Khan and Il-Khatune of Østgarðr for being our hosts, the Østgarðr seneschal, Hlæfdige Alienor Salton for her continuous support and counsel, and the Three Princes, for letting us hold a party in honor of their friendship.

The East Kingdom web team was gracious enough to allow use of the kingdom Zoom account for the event.  We thank Baron Symon of Barnesdale and the honorable Herr Matthias von Würzburg for their support in this endeavor.

Lastly, we thank all the bards, cooks and attendees who took the time to don garb, set a fine table and help us recreate a little bit of the dream in these challenging times.

In service,

The Event Stewards, Perez ben Meir Gershon Effendi and the honorable Lord Friderich Grimme  

Provincial service opportunities!

A message from our seneschal:

The following provincial officers are serving terms that end Dec. 31st, 2020.

  • Exchequer
  • Chatelaine
  • Minister of Arts & Sciences
  • Knight Marshal
  • Minister of Lists
  • Chronicler
  • Chamberlain
  • Archery Marshal
  • Youth Combat Marshal
  • Chancellor Minor

Would you like to volunteer for any of these offices?  I am calling for nominations from the populace from anyone who would like to serve in any of these positions. Role descriptions are below.  If you are interested in any of the positions, I urge you to check out the relevant website for the position.  None of these positions are term-limited, so the incumbents are also welcome to run again.

Upcoming virtual events in the province, October 2020

Monthly Bardic Circle: Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm

Østgarðr’s welcoming fire burns bright every 2nd Wednesday of the month.  Join us as we warm ourselves sharing song & story!  
7-9pm, Wednesday October 14th.  https://meet.google.com/eqk-xdiy-ayxb
You may RSVP to the Facebook event here:  https://fb.me/e/5Bxj12fvw

Monthly Commons: Friday, October 16 at 7:30pm

Østgarðr commons (social gathering & business meeting) will be held on our usual 3rd Friday of the month.  Call starts at 7:30pm; business portion of the meeting will begin at 8pm, and is likely to last ~45 minutes.  Socializing continues until everyone drops. 
https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi
To join by phone instead, dial ‪+1 402-364-0138‬ and enter this PIN: ‪616 864 602#‬
You may RSVP to the Facebook event here:  https://fb.me/e/1PKGMdeiA

Class: Intro to SCA/How to get involved: Sunday, October 18 at 3:30pm

Find out more on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/378041149908705/.

New to the SCA? Want to get an idea of what there is to do/get involved in? Or maybe you’ve been around for a bit and want to explore other things to try.

This class will cover the basics to getting started (including how to read an event announcement and some SCA-specific vocabulary), explore types of garb, things to do at events, and any questions you might have about getting started. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions. There will be handouts that are basic class notes provided via PDF.

Google Meet link will be posted about 15 minutes ahead of the start time. There will be an option for dial-in by voice only, as well.

Upcoming Virtual Provincial Classes, September 2020

Creating Your East Kingdom Wiki Page

When: Tuesday 9/1/2020 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST

Where: On Google Meet 
Meeting ID
meet.google.com/bwx-irdz-woo
Phone Numbers (‪US‬)
‪+1 617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪601 132 068 5638#‬

Description:  Not sure how to make a personal page on the East Kingdom Wiki (or even just wondering what the East Kingdom Wiki is?).  Join this class to walk through how to make a basic personal page for yourself.  

Creating your SCA Persona, an Introduction

When: Thursday 9/10/2020 from 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: On Google Meet
Meeting ID
meet.google.com/ory-bmbt-nyb
Phone Numbers
(‪US‬)
‪+1 617-675-4444‬
PIN: ‪443 344 016 8787#‬

Description:  Have you wondered what an SCA Persona is or wanted to make your SCA Persona more useful?  Join this class to review the basic concepts of persona and how to the persona work for you in your SCA experience.

Virtual commons TODAY (Friday, July 17), and other upcoming events

Commons is Friday, July 17th, 7:30-10:30pm. We will share news at 8pm.
Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi (you can join this with a computer, you don’t need to turn on video or microphone to join us)
Phone: ‪+1 402-364-0138‬ PIN: ‪616 864 602#‬ (dial this number on your phone and you can listen and speak at Commons)

 Other upcoming events:

“Yaking with the Il Khanate”
on Sunday 7/26 from 4 to 6pm
Put on some garb if you’d like and come hang out with us and other members of Ostgardr. We want to make ourselves available to Our populace for anything you’d like to bring up, share, ask us anything and any concerns you may have.

Virtual Potluck
on Thursday 8/6 from 7 to 9 pm
With Pennsic going virtual this year and upholding Ostgardr tradition we would like to invite everyone to come together for a virtual Ostgardr Potluck on Thursday 8/6 from 7 to 9pm. This is an opportunity for us all to come together and share a meal when we can’t be together in person. Feel free to get creative with your table/dinner set ups to help create an immersive experience.

Bardic Circle
Every Wednesday, 7-9pm
Bring a song or story, and come to listen to others.
https://meet.google.com/eqk-xdiy-ayx

Virtual commons on Friday, June 19 (over Google Meet)

A message from our seneschal:

Please join us this Friday, June 19th, for our regularly scheduled (3rd Friday of the month) provincial social gathering & business meeting.  All are welcome!

Meeting URL: https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zziPhone: ‪+1 402-364-0138‬ PIN: ‪616 864 602#‬

Call opens at 7pm for socializing. We’ll go around all participants for comments at 8pm, and continue hanging out until everyone leaves.

Calling all Bards!

A message from our 2019 Bardic Champion, Catelin:

To the Bards of The Crown Province of Ostgardr, and those who wish to play,

I invite any and all within the province to sing! To play music! To revel in great distances!

Members of The Province are coming together to produce a musical video of “Sing We and Chant It”, and we are in need of your wonderful faces, voices, and talents to make it happen.

To participate in the video, please send an email to the current Bardic Champion and Project Coordinator, Catelin Straquhin at 245476@members.eastkingdom.org with your SCA name, your intent to sing (or play an instrument) and which part you wish to sing (soprano, alto, bass, etc).

Let’s show the Knowne World what The Bards of Ostgardr can do!

Yours in Service,

Armiger Catelin Straquhin

2019 Bardic Champ