Learn how to thrive at the Pennsic War

The Canton of Lions is pleased to announce the return of Pennsic 101: A Newcomer’s Guide to the Pennsic War on Monday, December 27th at 7:00 p.m.

Please join our own Lady Jenna Childerslayer as she conducts a class on how to prepare for Pennsic. In Jenna’s own words: “Pennsic is a most wonderful SCA event and attending this class will help you to both prepare and have the best time possible. We will discuss how to prepare for Pennsic, what you will need to do and bring. We will answer questions you may have on how to get your things to Pennsic and what you can expect when you finally get there and get set up.

There is an extensive class handout (essentially the class notes) that will be made available as a
PDF. Please have a way to jot down questions, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask them!
Time permitting we’ll also take a quick look at budgeting for the trip/what expenses to expect.
This class will NOT be recorded.”

This class will be held online via Google Meet. Here is the joining information for the class:

Google Meet joining info

Monday Dec 27, 7pm Eastern.
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/gjs-egpx-mrz

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Dec 20th – Jan 2nd

With the coming of the Holidays season, activity in the Crown Province will slow little bit. Still, check out what his going on this week…

Wed. 12/226:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)

and next week…

Mon. 12/277:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Class: Pennsic 101
Canton of Lions End
Wed. 12/296:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan – New York, NY)

Østgarðr Winter Fighting Practice

From the Provincial Knight Marshal,

The Crown Province of Østgarðr will be holding a weekly indoor fighter practice on Wednesday evenings from 6-8 PM at the Manhattanville Community Center at 530 W. 133rd St, New York, NY 10057. The site has bathrooms with running hot water, and it’s free.

We have access to this space thanks to Gladiators NYC, who trains there on the same night. They may also allow us some use of there armor repair facilities.

When you get there, say that you are here for “Gladiators NYC” and they will point you in the right direction. They will, however, ask you to fill out a form the first time you come in to this space owned by a non-profit neighborhood organization.

Since this is still an official SCA practice, all current SCA, Inc. and East Kingdom masking protocols will be in effect for our people. As this is a shared community space, people with other groups in the center may not be masked. Please read the East Kingdom Health Acknowledgement at the bottom of this announcement.

By Public Transit: The nearest subway stop is 125th St or 137th St on the 1 train. Expect a several block walk from either station. The site is also near stops for the M4, M11, M100 and M101 buses.

By Car: Street Parking is available, but finding a spot can be extremely challenging (it is Manhattan). If you contact me, I or someone else can meet you at your car and get your stuff inside while you find parking.

I hope to see you there!

– Lord Ervald LaCoudre Edwardson the Optimistic

Health Acknowledgement

By attending this event, you are confirming that you (as well as any minors that you are parent or guardian for):

➢ Are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 as identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at CDC.gov, including but not limited to:

  • Fever or chills
  • Dry cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of sense of tase or smell

➢ Have not been near someone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 within the last 14 days without following CDC guidance for self-quarantine;

➢ Agree to follow all COVID safety restrictions imposed by the SCA, the event site, and/or local, state, provincial, or federal government or health authorities.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Dec 6th – Dec 19th

Come join us for some medieval activity this week…

Wed. 12/87 p.m. – 9 p.m.Østgarðr Ethereal Bardic Circle
Crown Province of Østgarðr
Fri. 12/108 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Lions End Virtual Commons and Social
Canton of Lions End

and next week…

Wed. 12/157:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Østgarðr Provincial Commons
Crown Province of Østgarðr
Details to Follow
Sat. 12/188:00 p.m. – 11 p.m.Whyt Whey Saturday Night Solar
Canton of Whyt Whey
Details to Follow

Lions End December Virtual Commons & Social

Greetings from Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Seneschal of Lions End,

This will be my final meeting as Seneschal of Lions End. Please join us to discuss future events, practices, and workshops, including our Spring Schola and possibly a demo in Farmingdale.

When: Friday December 10, 2021 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: Join us on Google Meet

Østgarðr Trim is Coming

The design for Østgarðr Seahorse trim from Calontir Trim has been selected, and Il-Khatun Lada is gathering information for pre-ordering. Pre-orders for at least 300 yards are needed to have the trim made. The cost for the trim will be $3 per yard. If there are 500+ yards in pre-orders, the price will drop $2.50 per yard. The current goal is to assemble preorders by January 4, 2022. It tends to take 6 to 8 weeks for the trim to be run and delivered. If you are interested in placing a pre-order for the trim, please contact Il-Khatun Lada Monguligin by email vicereine@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org.

Upcoming in Østgarðr: Nov. 15th – Nov. 28th

Come join us for medieval activities next week

Tue. 11/167 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting)McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)
Wed. 11/177:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.Østgarðr Commons
Crown Province of Østgarðr

And next week…

Tue. 11/23 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (weather permitting) McCarren Park Fighting, Fencing & Dance Practice
Canton of Brokenbridge
(Brooklyn, NY)

Sun. 11/281 p.m. – 5 p.m.Sunday at the Cloisters with Whyt Whey
Canton of Whyt Whey
(Manhattan, NY)

SCA, Inc. COVIDSafe policy amendment

SCA, Inc. has announced an amendment to the society wide COVIDSafe policy. Details of the amendment may be found at https://www.sca.org/news/board-resolution-amendment-to-covidsafe-policy/

For details on how this change impacts our activities, you should also read the East Kingdom’s announcement regarding the implementation of the SCA, Inc. policy: https://www.eastkingdom.org/ek_announcement/october-12-2021-tips-for-a-smoother-implementation-of-covidsafe-policy/

More information is also available on the East Kingdom Seneschal’s webite: https://seneschal.eastkingdom.org/

If you have question regarding how these policies effect activities in the Crown Province of Østgarðr and its cantons, please email the provincial seneschal (chapter president) at

Impact of the Rain on the Tuesday 10/26 Practices

Fighting Practice May Be Is Cancelled. Check back at Noon on 10/26

From the Provincial Knight Marshal

“Hi Friends.

It has been a long wet summer. Tonight there is prediction of a long wet night and day. I happen to be scheduled to be awake from now until fighter practice time, and if the rain comes down as predicted, I should be able to make an unequivocal decision by noon. Then I will sleep through practice time.”

UPDATE: “After the rain I walked through this morning, and the amount predicted over the next 8 hours, I am calling it.

Anyone who wished to engage in unauthorized armored mud sumo may do so at their own pleasure. I will be sleeping.”

Fencing Practice is Cancelled.

From the Provincial Fencing Captain

“Greetings All,

“I think it would be prudent to cancel fencing practice for tonight in Brooklyn. See you next week.

In Service,

Alec MacLachlan”

Dance Practice is Cancelled

From the Whyt Whey Seneschal

“The rain that’s started in the Province this evening is predicted to continue into Wednesday, with a 98% chance of rain during our regular weekly outdoor practice time on Tuesday.

Between the flash flood warnings and the gale-force wind advisory, it seems unlikely that things will improve enough to make for a pleasant evening in the park, so we’re cancelling tomorrow’s session.

See you all next week!”