We’re hosting a virtual feast to celebrate Three Princes Day! Find out more about cooking, bardic, preregistration (and what Three Princes Day is) at https://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/three-princes/
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.
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.
On January 11th, A.S. LIV (2020) at Deck the Halls of Valhalla in the Canton of BrokenBridge, Our Excellencies, Suuder Il Kha’an and Lada Il-Khatun after a day of classes and entertainment, delivered to Brandr nefsbrjotr Aronsson the Award of the Burdened Tyger awarded by their previous Majesties Ozurr and Fortune. Ragnarr blaskegg was also recognized for his continuing efforts as event steward of the event by being inducted into the Order of the Sea Dog.
Their being no other business before them, their Excellencies did thereupon close their court.
On January 4th, A.S. LIV (2020) our Viceroy and Viceriene invited Her Majesty Queen Margarita to celebrate Twelfth Night in the Crown Province of Ostgardr. Her Majesty graciously accepted and traveled to Her lands in Ostgardr bearing gifts for all. The day was full of much merriment, music, dancing and delicious food.
After a full day of joyous entertainment, Our Excellencies, Suuder Il Kha’an and Lada Il-Khatun, held Court and recognized the following citizens of Ostgardr for their service to the Province with beautiful words and scrolls:
- Vika Grigina z Prahy was inducted into the Order of the Sea Dog.
- Ervald La Coudre was inducted into the Order of the Silver Sea Lion.
- Sofya Gianetta di Trieste was inducted into the Order of the Silver Lantern.
- Alienor Salton was inducted into the Order of the Seahorse.
- Rufina Cambrensis was awarded a certificate for her William Blackfox Award nomination.
Shortly after, Her Majesty Queen Margarita also held Court and called forth many good gentles bestowing the following awards to citizens of Ostgardr:
- Zahra al-Andalusiyya was awarded Arms.
- Duggmore Dougles was awarded the Silver Wheel.
- Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi known as Uji was awarded the Silver Wheel, and also was awarded Arms.
- Alienor Salton was awarded the Silver Brooch.
- Friderich Grimm inducted into the order of the Maunche.
- Marion of York was inducted into the order of the Silver Crescent.
After concluding all business Her Majesty needed to conduct, Court was closed, that all might retire to feast.
Vivat to Muiredach Ua Dálaigh, winner of today’s rattan tournament, recognized as Østgarðr’s new Provincial Armored Combat Champion!
Vivat to Alienor Salton, whom Muiredach named as his inspiration this day, now Østgarðr’s Provincial Queen of Love and Beauty!
Thanks to Gowain MacAoidh for running today’s championship tournament, and for his valiant service as their Excellencies’ former rattan champion over the last year.
And thanks to Ervald LaCoudre for his service on the field earlier in the day, entertaining and educating the large crowd that gathered to watch our many fine fighters.
Vivat to Engle der Pfau, victorious in today’s rapier tournament and selected as Østgarðr’s new Provincial Fencing Champion!
Thank you to Alexander MacLachlan for running the championship tournament and for his diligent service as their Excellencies’ previous champion over the last year.
And thank you to Anne of Østgarðr for running the early tournament, which greatly amused the audience by allowing them to toss a giant die to select the combatants’ weapons forms.
At Pennsic, the Viceregents delivered an Award of the Golden Lyre to Godiva de la Mer on behalf of Ozurr and Fortune. Young Johanna Brandrsdottir was inducted into the Province’s Order of the Sea-Urchin in appreciation for her service at local events and the lovely jewelry she has created. Friderich Grimme was recognized for his skill in archery, and for his efforts training so many of the province’s archers, by making him a member of the Order of the Silver Sea-Lion. And the Viceregents rewarded Angelica di Nova Lipa for her many years of service to the Province — at events, in artistry, and behind the scenes — by inducting her into the Order of the Seahorse.
At Barleycorn, the Viceregents delivered an Award of Arms ordered by their Majesties East for Meadhbh O’Gairbhith. Buenaventura Miguel Rivera and Galen Mac Byrne were inducted into the Order of the Sea Dog for their years of service in the Canton of Northpass. Conandil ingen Donngaile was made a member of the Order of the Silver Lantern in recognition of her artistry and her service to the Province’s dance community. And Catelin Straquhin stepped down as Provincial Archery Champion, passing that title on to Mongu Chinua, who had won the day’s tournament.
The year is 1259, just one year after the Siege of Baghdad. Mongke Khan has a growing sense of doom. Seeing the end of his reign, he seeks to consolidate power for his son, Kublai, by sending any potential rival far from the center of the Mongol seat of power. Ariqbok Khan was sent into the far reaches of the Arabic world with the Golden Horde. Suuder Khan was sent deep into Europe with the Metann Clan. Suuder leads his troops through Transylvania, Vienna, and Toledo, intending to finally lay siege to Granada.
Join us for Combat, all manner of! Feasting on a sumptuous day board of 13th century Andalusi foods prepared by Ibrahim al-Rashid ibn Musa! Provincial A&S Championship! Bartertown!
One week has passed since the Coronation of Ôzurr and Fortune as King and Queen of the East Kingdom, and I wanted to take some time to thank the huge team that made this event possible.
Dozens of people from Østgarðr and our neighboring barony of An Dubhaigeainn came together to assist me and my co-event-steward, Jean Xavier Boullier. Dozens of others came from further away, traveling from distant corners of the kingdom and giving up part of their day to ensure that the event was a success.
Multiple members of the Crown Province were interviewed for this New York Times story on the Hundred Minutes War.