Feb. 13: Whyt Whey Solar: Braies for You and Your Buddies

Please join Whyt Whey with Armiger Caitlin Straquhin as we discuss…. underwear!

Proper undergarments can be the make-or-break item of an excellent outfit! Braies (or breeches or drawers) were a common item found throughout history, and having one (or several) well fitting pairs meant less time laundering and more time enjoying the weather. Learn how to make this deceptively simple garment with a little math, some gusto, and creativity.

Please join us here: https://meet.google.com/otq-vnjr-qfk

February Commons Gathering

Please join the Crown Province of Østgarðr for our monthly commons gathering on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 7:30 – 9:30 PM EST.

This is an online social gathering and opportunity for informal discussion; there is currently no official business meeting scheduled. If you have official business to discuss please reach out to our seneschal to get it on the agenda.

We’ll be videoconferencing via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi

Video is optional, so you can disable your camera if you prefer, or use the numbers provided on that page to call in by phone.

This is a casual gathering; period garb is not required.

January Commons Meeting

Please join the Crown Province of Østgarðr for our monthly commons gathering on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM EST.

There will be an official business meeting, convening promptly at 7:30. Our agenda includes welcoming new and returning officers. If you have official business to discuss please reach out to our seneschal to get it on the agenda. There will also be an online social gathering and opportunity for informal discussion. All are welcome!

We’ll be videoconferencing via Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi

Video is optional, so you can disable your camera if you prefer, or use the numbers provided on that page to call in by phone. 

This is a casual gathering; period garb is not required.

Deck the Halls of Valhalla

Sunday, January 17, 2021 • 4:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern

As we huddle through the dark of winter; and in the time between winter solstice and the first marks of spring, we huddle around the fire. We tell stories, sing songs, eat food, teach lessons, and last through the long nights together.

Join us for Deck the Halls of Valhalla! Hosted by the Canton of Brokenbridge, it is our yearly event celebrating togetherness in Nordic style. In previous years while we have celebrated in person, this year we are celebrating at our ethereal hall.

Provincial Court, Friday, December 18

This coming Friday, December 18, 2020 at 8 PM, our regularly-scheduled Provincial Commons gathering will be transformed into an Etherial Court of their Excellencies Østgarðr. See the announcement below for additional details. The next official business meeting will be in January.

Please join us for The Winter Court of Their Excellencies Suuder and Lada, the Il Khan and Il Khatun of the Il Khanate of Østgarðr. 

The court will be held via Zoom (link to be posted shortly). Everyone is welcome to attend court. We do ask that you wear garb or please keep your camera off. Court will be recorded and later added to our YouTube channel.

After Court please join us for a Provincial commons meeting and social via Google Meet. No garb is required for the social. You can join the social via your desktop web browser, Google Meet mobile apps, or the phone numbers listed here: https://meet.google.com/nhu-qsgk-zzi 

Østgarðr: The First 50 Years

Back in 2018, the Crown Province assembled a bunch of materials documenting its fifty years of history as part of the East Kingdom’s anniversary event.

These items were displayed at the event, and have been brought out a couple of times since then, but we neglected to make them available more widely, and are now attempting to correct that oversight.

The most comprehensive document of the Province’s history is “The Annals of  The Crown Province of Østgarðr,” a document originally prepared by Richard the Poor of Ely, who for many years was Østgarðr’s official Historian.

As part of the preparations for the East Kingdom Fifty Year event, I revised and extended that document, adding bits of history found in the public record or contributed by the populace.

The results were printed up as a hardback book, the contents of which you can view below.

If you have interesting stories from Østgarðr’s past to share with us, please let us know!

Commons Minutes for October 2020

The October commons meeting was held October 16th. Here are the minutes/notes as recorded by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, edited by Alienor Salton. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attendance

Present

  • Suuder Saran, Il-Khan
  • Lada Monguligin, Il-Khatun
  • Alienor Salton, Seneschal
  • Francisco de Braga, Exchequer
  • Drasma Dragomira, Herald
  • Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya, Chatelaine 
  • Þorfinn Hróðgeirsson, MoAS
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Youth Marshal, Deputy Webminister
  • Anne of Østgarðr, Webminister
  • Zahra al-Andalusiyya, Chronicler
  • Vika Grigina z Prahy, Whyt Whey Seneschal
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Lions End Seneschal
  • Hanya Vladimirovna Polotskaya
  • Edwin de la Torre
  • Oliver de Bainbrig
  • Friderich Grimme
  • Isabel of Østgarðr 
  • Jenna Childslayer
  • Rónán fitz Robert 
  • Aurora ffolkes
  • Richard the Poor of Ely