Upcoming In & Around Østgarðr: September – October 2018

Outdoor weekly practices may be cancelled if the weather isn’t good – keep an eye on our mailing list or Facebook page for the latest news!

As always, weekly events in Østgarðr can be found at our provincial calendar.

September

Saturday the 1st at 12pm: Archery / Thrown Weapons Practice (Facebook link) in An Dubhaigeainn

Sunday the 2nd at 9am: Lions End Archery Practice at Cedar Creek Park

Sunday the 2nd at 12pm: Staten Island Archery Practice at Willowbrook Park

Tuesday the 4th at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 4th at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 5th at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Friday the 7th through Sunday the 9th: we are hosting The Feast of John Barleycorn, in the Canton of Northpass – North Salem, NY

Saturday the 8th (at the same time as Barleycorn, unfortunately) our neighbors in the Barony of Settmour Swamp are hosting Brennan & Caoilfhionn’s Ducal Challenges, in Pittstown, NJ

Tuesday the 11th at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 11th at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 12th at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Thursday the 13th at 7pm: Whyt Whey Special Commons (in Manhattan), focused on prep for the Cloisters demo at the end of the month

Thursday the 13th at 7:30pm: Northpass Commons (in Manhattan)

Friday the 14th at 7pm: Lions End Commons (in Nassau County)

Saturday the 15th: our neighbors in the Barony of An Dubhaigeainn are hosting Axes, Arrows & Ales at the Feast of Michaelmas, in Middle Island, NY

Sunday the 16nd at 9am: Lions End Archery Practice at Cedar Creek Park

Sunday the 16th at 12pm: Østgarðr Commons and BBQ, held concurrently with Archery Practice in Willowbrook Park on Staten Island

Tuesday the 18th at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 18th at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 19th at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Saturday the 22nd through Sunday the 23rd: we are hosting a Demo at Queens County Fair

Tuesday the 25th at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 25th at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 26th at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Saturday the 29th: our neighbors in the Barony of Dragonship Haven are hosting the Coronation of Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke and Vienna de la Mer in Middletown, CT

Sunday the 30th: we are hosting the Cloisters Demo in Fort Tryon Park, NYC, NY

October

Tuesday the 2nd at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 2nd at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 3rd at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Saturday the 6th: Lions End A&S – Kimchi workshop in Nassau County, NY

Sunday the 7th: An Dub Archery/Thrown Weapons Practice (Facebook link) in An Dubhaigeainn

Sunday the 7th at 9am: Lions End Archery Practice at Cedar Creek Park

Sunday the 7th at 12pm: Staten Island Archery Practice in Willowbrook Park

Tuesday the 9th at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 9th at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 10th at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Thursday the 11th at 7pm: Whyt Whey Commons/Evening in the Solar

Saturday the 13th: BrokenBridge Commons & Garb care (Facebook link) in Brooklyn, NY

Sunday the 14th at 9am: Lions End Archery Practice at Cedar Creek Park

Sunday the 14th at 12pm: Staten Island Archery Practice in Willowbrook Park

Tuesday the 16th at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 16th at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 17th at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Friday the 19th at 7pm: Østgarðr Commons (in Manhattan)

Saturday the 20th through Sunday the 21st: we are hosting Goat’s Tavern III in Northpass

Sunday the 21stat 9am: Lions End Archery Practice at Cedar Creek Park

Sunday the 21st at 12pm: Staten Island Archery Practice in Willowbrook Park

Tuesday the 23rd at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 23rd at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 24th at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

Sunday the 28th at 9am: Lions End Archery Practice at Cedar Creek Park

Sunday the 28th at 12pm: Staten Island Archery Practice in Willowbrook Park

Tuesday the 30th at 6:30pm: Central Park Dance Practice

Tuesday the 30th at 7:30pm: Brooklyn Armored Fighting Practice at McCarren Park

Wednesday the 31st at 7pm-9pm: Central Park Bardic Circle and Rapier Practice

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Commons Meeting and Park Social

This coming Friday, August 17th, 7-9pm, we will gather in Astoria Park for a post-Pennsic get-together.

This is our regularly-scheduled Commons evening, however, this will be more of a social gathering than our usual meeting.

Everyone is invited. This gathering is free and open to all members of the public. No prior experience or medieval clothing is required. Newcomers are particularly welcome — come by and meet folks who share your interests!

We will gather at the north end of the park, near 19th St. at Ditmars Blvd. [Google Map]

The closest subway station is Astoria-Ditmars Blvd, at the end of the N/W line; from there you can take the Q69 bus west along Ditmars, or just walk nine blocks west until you reach the park.

Our exact location will depend on how occupied the park is. We’ll hoist a seahorse banner to make it easier for everyone to find the group.

We encourage people to bring a folding chair or a blanket to sit on, and some snacks to share.

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Commons Minutes for July 2018

The monthly commons meeting was held July 20 at the workplace of Ervald LaCoudre in Østgarðr proper. Here are the minutes as recorded by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attending

Total of 33 people, of whom 6 were remote via video conference.

  • Suuder Saran, Viceroy
  • Lada Monguligin, Vicereine
  • Alienor Salton, Seneschal, outgoing Webminister
  • Angelica di Nova Lipa, Exchequer
  • Beatrice della Rocca, Chatelaine
  • Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, Minister of Arts & Sciences
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Herald, Youth Marshal, Deputy Webminister
  • Ervald LaCoudre, Armored Combat Marshal
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal, Deputy Seneschal
  • Erich Guter Muth, Minister of Lists
  • Richard the Poor of Ely, outgoing Historian, Deputy Exchequer
  • Esnede O Murrin, Northpass Seneschal
  • Nagashima Ichiro Ujimichi, Lions End Seneschal
  • Vika Grigina z Prahy, Whyt Whey Seneschal — by video conference
  • Brandr Aronsson, Brokenbridge Seneschal
  • Apollodora of Delphi, Deputy Chatelaine, Deputy MoAS
  • Mongu Chinua, Deputy Court Herald
  • Brekke Franksdottir
  • Arnora Ketilsdottir
  • Iola Wulfsdotter
  • Rosa
  • Catelin Straquhin
  • Francisco de Braga
  • Anne of Østgarðr
  • Thorfinn Hróðgeirsson
  • Rakkurai of Kamakura
  • Reuben the Curious
  • Aurelia di Giovanni Bedici
  • Lilie Dubh inghean uí Mórdha — by video conference
  • Friderich Grimme — by video conference
  • Lissa — by video conference
  • Marion of York — by video conference
  • Wilhelm Larsson — by video conference

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Court Report, Blood and Axes

On the seventh day of July, Anno Societatis LIII, their Excellencies of Østgarðr did progress to the canton of Northpass to attend the martial exhibition called Blood and Axes, and at the conclusion of the day’s activities they held court in the the shade of the wooden pavilion to address the crowd therein assembled.

As their first order of business, their excellencies asked any newcomers, being those for whom this was their first, second, or third event, to step forward, and presented them each with a pair of seahorse candles in the colors of the province, and all assembled did cheer the newcomers and their future participation in the society.

Then their excellencies asked for everyone to stand who had helped with the running of the event, during site setup or any of the day’s activities, and his excellency Suuder did make the rounds of the hall, presenting them each with the award of the Sea Star.

Next they did call for the event steward, Lord Wilhelm, to come forward, and thanked him for organizing a successful event, and invited him to address the crowd, which he did most graciously, and the populace did cheer for his efforts.

Finally their excellencies requested that the gentles who had supervised each of the day’s martial activities stand forth and report on the days’ results.

Lord Ervald the Optimistic told of the rattan tourney, describing at length how the three fighters had been evenly matched, with the score tied after the initial round of fighting, and then tied again after a tie-breaker round, and then nearly tied again until at the end Lord Gawain won the day, and their excellencies presented said victor with a forged cloak pin.

Lord Alec MacLachlan then described the rapier tourney, which was well fought, and called forward the winner, who was Lord Buenaventura, and did present him with a fine short sword in recognition of his accomplishment.

Next Lord Ruan Shi Tian came forward to report on the archery tourney, featuring a variety of novelty targets, and congratulated Lord Omelan for having scored the highest of all of the competitors.

Lord Leon the Navigator spoke of the thrown weapons tourney, which was well attended with many throwers, and recognized as its winner the same Lord Omelan, who received a gift from their excellencies.

Boaire Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin told of the youth armored combat, which had seen a handful of first-time fighters take the field. Given the many newcomers who were training for the first time, a tourney was not held, but Mathghamhain praised all of the new fighters and asked them to return to the field in future events, and did recognize one new fighter, Gabriel, as being particularly enthusiastic, and his excellency Suuder did present said Gabriel with an arm band and words of encouragement to mark the day.

There being no other business before their excellencies, court was therefore closed with good wishes to all assembled.

These are the events of the day as recalled by their herald, Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Commons Minutes for June 2018

The June commons meeting was held June 15 at the home of Apollodora and Francisco in Northpass. Here are the minutes as recorded by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attending

Total of 29 people, of whom 6 were remote via video conference.

  • Suuder Saran, Viceroy — by video conference in transit and then in person
  • Lada Monguligin, Vicereine — by video conference in transit and then in person
  • Brennan mac Fearghus, King of the East — by video conference
  • Alienor Salton, Seneschal, Webminister
  • Angelica di Nova Lipa, Exchequer
  • Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, Minister of Arts & Sciences
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Herald, Youth Marshal, Deputy Webminister
  • Ervald LaCoudre, Armored Combat Marshal
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal, Deputy Seneschal
  • Rufina Cambrensis, Chronicler — by video conference
  • John Elys, Deputy Chronicler — by video conference
  • Richard the Poor of Ely, Historian, Deputy Exchequer
  • Vika Grigina z Prahy, Whyt Whey Seneschal — by video conference
  • Apollodora of Delphi, Deputy Chatelaine, Deputy MoAS
  • Buenaventura Miguel Rivera de ponte roto, Northpass Exchequer
  • Wilhelm Larsson, Northpass Webminister
  • Grettir Bjarnylr, Northpass Chamberlain
  • Francisco Duraes, Brokenbridge Chronicler
  • Alissa
  • Donnchadh mac Eóin — by video conference
  • Friderich Grimme — by video conference
  • Gibbes Morrys
  • Jacqueline Loisel
  • Lilie Dubh inghean uí Mórdha
  • Luigi Vascili
  • Thomas of Northpass
  • Aurora ffolkes
  • Vladimir
  • Zillah

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Commons Minutes for May 2018

The May commons meeting was held May 18 in Whyt Whey at the home of the Seneschal’s father-in-law. The location of this meeting was shifted at the last minute due a storm in the north of the province. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attending

  • Alienor Salton, Seneschal, Webminister
  • Beatrice della Rocca, Chatelaine
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Herald, Youth Marshal, Deputy Webminister
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal, Deputy Seneschal
  • Erich Guter Muth, Minister of Lists
  • Richard the Poor of Ely, Historian, Deputy Exchequer
  • Buenaventura Miguel Rivera de ponte roto, Northpass Exchequer
  • Luigi Vascili
  • Jacqueline Helene Loisel
  • Branimira of the Isles

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Open provincial offices: webminister, historian, exchequer

The Crown Province of Østgarðr has several officer positions that are coming open, and for which we are seeking candidates.  All positions are open to residents of Østgarðr who are current members of the society. (Please double-check your membership to make sure it hasn’t expired.)

If you are interested in any of the below positions (webminister, historian or exchequer), please submit a letter of intent to seneschal@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org by July 1st.  A letter of intent should include your Society name and membership number, the office in which you are interested, and any information you’d like to share with the voting officers about your qualifications or intentions for the office.  A vote or acclamation for each office will be held at the provincial commons meeting on July 20.

I. Østgarðr webminister

Although I have found it extremely convenient and personally rewarding to serve the province as both seneschal and webminister, those are major offices that should not be duplicated in a large, active, healthy group.  As such, I need to step down as webminister.

The webminister is responsible for keeping the provincial website up to date, posting minutes, meeting announcements and other relevant communications to the province.  Webminister also maintains the mailing lists that are hosted on the EK server.  Maintenance is minimal, as the website runs on a self-updating WordPress instance.  Technical skills involve being comfortable with web-based user interfaces for managing the content of the site and for interacting with the EK mail interfaces to Gmail and other google services.  The scope of the job can be greater for a candidate seeking additional opportunities to exercise their skills — the website is fully under their control.

The deputy webminister, Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, will continue to serve if desired, and is available for consultation, delegation and ongoing suport in this job.

If you have questions about what this job entails, you are encouraged to speak to me (webminister@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org), or to the viceregals (viceroy@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org, vicereine@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org).

II. Østgarðr historian

Master Richard the Poor has announced his intention to step down from his role as provincial historian at the end of June, after EK50.

The historian maintains a record of the major events in the life of the province.  You can view the past historical record on our website at http://ostgardr.eastkingdom.org/wordpress/category/annals/

If you have questions about what this job entails, you are encouraged to speak to Master Richard (historian@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org), to the provincial seneschal (seneschal@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org), or to the viceregals (viceroy@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org, vicereine@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org).

III. Østgarðr exchequer

Lady Angelica di Nova Lipa has been searching for some time for a candidate to take over the office of exchequer.  We are pleased to have heard from several individuals who are willing to take on this service.  If you have already volunteered, or if you would now like to submit your skills to the service of the province, please submit your letter of intent to seneschal@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org by July 1st.  Please indicate in your letter whether you are willing to serve as exchequer, as deputy exchequer, or as either.

The exchequer tracks our financial records, maintains the provincial bank account, and submits reports to the kingdom exchequerate.  We will provide training for this job before you are asked to take on the responsibility.  Being able to use a spreadsheet is a necessary component of this task.

If you have questions about what this job entails, you are encouraged to speak to Lady Angelica (exchequer@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org), to the provincial seneschal (seneschal@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org), or to the viceregals (viceroy@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org, vicereine@ostgardr.eastkingdom.org).

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Commons Minutes for April 2018

The April commons meeting was held April 20 at the home of Arnora and Ragnarr in Brokenbridge. Here are the minutes as recorded by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attending

  • Suuder Saran, Viceroy
  • Lada Monguligin, Vicereine
  • Alienor Salton, Seneschal, Webminister
  • Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, Minister of Arts & Sciences
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Herald, Youth Marshal, Deputy Webminister
  • Ervald LaCoudre, Armored Combat Marshal — Late arrival
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal, Deputy Seneschal
  • Rufina Cambrensis, Chronicler
  • Wilhelm Larsson, Northpass Seneschal
  • Brekke Franksdottir, Lions End Seneschal
  • Apollodora of Delphi, Deputy Chatelaine, Deputy MoAS
  • Arnora Ketilsdottir, Brokenbridge Exchequer
  • Ragnarr Bliskegg, Brokenbridge Herald
  • Buenaventura Miguel Rivera de ponte roto, Northpass Exchequer
  • Francisco de Braga, Northpass Chatelaine and Brokenbridge Chronicler
  • Marion of York, Lions End Lieutenant of Fence

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Upcoming In & Around Østgarðr: April – June

The spring calendar is packed with local and nearby events and activities!  Please check the provincial calendar or the provided links for more details.

With the warming weather, outdoor practices are starting up again for armored combat, fencing, and dance — the schedules and locations for those are still being adjusted but should be ironed out in the next week or two.

[Updated May 3 to add new practice dates.]

Friday, April 20 at 7:30pm — Ostgardr Commons in Brokenbridge

Saturday, April 21 at 10:00am — Lions Awaken in Lions End

Saturday, April 21 — Balfar’s Challenge in Dragonship Haven (Meriden, CT)

Sunday, April 22 at 11:00am — BrokenBridge Commons and A&S: Needle Lace

Every Tuesday at 7:30pm — Lions End Bardic Circle

Wednesday, April 25 at 7:00 — Central Park Fencing Practice

Saturday, April 28 — Tournament of the Daffodils in Midland Vale (Goshen, NY)

Sunday, April 29 at 2:00pm — Picnic in the Ruins in Brokenbridge
Sunday, April 29 at 3:30pm — Northpass Embroidery Circle & Game Day

Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30pm — Fighter Practice in McCarren Park

Wednesday, May 2 at 7:00 — Central Park Fencing Practice

Friday, May 4 at 7:00pm — Northern Østgarðr A&S

Sunday, May 6 at 9:00am — Lions End Archery Practice
Sunday, May 6 at 11:00am — Northpass Archery Practice
Sunday, May 6 at 12:00am — Staten Island Archery Practice

Monday, May 7 at 7:30pm — Lions End Commons

Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30pm — Northpass Commons

Wednesday, May 9 at 7:00 — Central Park Fencing Practice

Thursday, May 10 at 7:30pm — Whyt Whey Evening in the Solar: Project Management for A&S Projects

Friday, May 11 at 6:00pm — Northern Northpass A&S Gathering

Saturday, May 12 — An Dubh Baronial Challenge (Middle Island)

Tuesday, May 15 at 6:30 — Central Park Dance Practice

Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 — Central Park Fencing Practice

Friday, May 18 at 7:30pm — Ostgardr Commons in Northpass

Saturday, May 19 — Viking Day Demo (Brokenbridge)

Saturday, May 19 — Baronial Investiture (Beyond The Mountain)

Sunday, May 20 at 11:00am — Northpass Archery Practice

Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 — Central Park Dance Practice

Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 — Central Park Fencing Practice

Thursday, May 24 at 7:00 — Northpass Fencing Practice

Saturday, May 26 at 11:00am — BrokenBridge Commons and Pennsic 101

Saturday–Monday, May 26–28 — War of the Roses (Concordia)

Tuesday, May 29 at 6:30 — Central Park Dance Practice

Wednesday, May 30 at 7:00 — Central Park Fencing Practice

Friday, June 1 at 7:00pm — Northern Østgarðr A&S

Saturday, June 2 — Farmingdale Demo (Farmingdale, NY)

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Commons Minutes for March 2018

The March commons meeting was held March 16 at the home of Wilhelm and Conandil in Northpass. Here are the minutes as recorded by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin. The officers’ reports are attached at the end.

Attending

  • Alienor Salton, Seneschal, Webminister
  • Angelica di Nova Lipa, Exchequer
  • Beatrice della Rocca, Chatelaine
  • Sofya Gianetta di Trieste, Minister of Arts & Sciences
  • Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin, Herald, Youth Combat, Deputy Webminister
  • Ervald LaCoudre, Armored Combat Marshal
  • Alec MacLachlan, Fencing Marshal, Deputy Seneschal
  • Richard the Poor of Ely, Historian, Deputy Exchequer
  • Wilhelm Larsson, Northpass Seneschal
  • Brekke Franksdottir, Lions End Seneschal
  • Seònaid inghean Mhic Aoidh, Deputy Chatelaine, Deputy Book Herald
  • John Elys, Deputy Chronicler
  • Conandil, Northpass Minister of Arts & Science, Northpass Chronicler
  • Apollodora of Delphi, Brokenbridge Minister of Arts & Science, Brokenbridge Webminister, Northpass Chamberlain, Northpass Deputy Minister of Arts & Science
  • Marion of York, Lions End Lieutenant of Fence
  • Francisco de Braga, Northpass Chatelaine, Brokenbridge Chronicler
  • Oliver De Bainbrig, Northpass Constable, Northpass Brew Master
  • Ben of Brokenbridge
  • Christiana Sunshine
  • Cameron Sunshine
  • Suuder Saran, Viceroy — Delayed upon the road
  • Lada Monguligin, Vicereine — Likewise

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