Good News January 2018

Words from our local seneschals

Aarquelle – Seneschal: Generica McKenna
We've filled our open offices and those officers are finalizing their deputies. We had a great V3 event and we're looking forward to our first Birthday Party. Regularly 20 to 40 people at fighter practice and A&S

This year, we're still looking forward to Spring Defender, Battlemoor, Rapier Camp, a music demo, a fall event and Yoolis.
Upcoming Events:
- April 28: Spring Defender

al-Barran – Seneschal: Melodia Shaw
Jan we started having our meetings at the new site, which worked very well. More seating, the fighting was closer and just a nicer place. Not to mention cheaper. We also had use of the gym for our Rapier fighters which was nice.
We have been helping newcomers get ready for their first Estrella War. We have 10 or so that will be their first time.
Upcoming Events:
- March 10-11: Crown Tournament
- April 7: Sworded Affaire
- April 28: Albuquerque Renn Faire
- May 274-28: Grand Outlandish

Caer Galen – Seneschal: Rowena Colebrook

Caer Galen Midwinter was well attended. We bought a baronial trailer.
Upcoming Events:
- February 3: Tri-Baronial

Caerthe – Seneschal: Gauvain Eisenbein
Upcoming Events:
- May 5-6: Coronation

Citadel of the Southern Pass - Seneschal: Aoife Ruadh inghean RagnaillWe had two newcomers at the local rapier practice. They showed great interest in the activity, and the practice was an overall success with even the baron and his son showing up.

Draca Mor - Seneschal: Sæunn Hrafndóttir
The Shire has had a very quiet month. Members have continued with personal A&S projects. Our focus for the new year will be continued planning for STAG and the yearly Demo at The Grand Junction Renaissance Faire, April 21 and 22, 2018.
Upcoming Events:
- April 22-23: Demo at the Grand Junction Renaissance Faire
- summer: STAG

Dragonsspine - Seneschal: Mary of Lyonshall
The Barony is doing well, our numbers are up at fighter practice and we are making good use of the site.
Upcoming Events:
- June 8-10: Baronial Champions
- July 14: Thynaire d' Armes
- Sep. 16: A Plesaunt Hunt

Drygestan - Seneschal: Christine Bishop
Things are picking back up after the holidays. We are having regular A&S classes. Populace meeting was well attended, and we at having regular Fighter Practices. This month Sir Rowland came and gave a class on melees in preparation or Estrella. As a group, we are busy preparing for Estrella.
We have scheduled the library for our regular A&S Classes and scheduled a social media class.

Fontaine dans Sable - Seneschal: Adriana Lopes de Rodas
Fontaine hosted a 12th Night Feast and WAR practice in January. The event was well attended. WAR practice was accompanied by WAR drummers, and the new Captain of the Silver Tynes was chosen. Their Majesties' court was well attended and full of justly-deserved awards, and feast was delightful.
The church where Fontaine holds weekly Muster had a change of schedule. After meeting with the Populace, we have chosen to continue using the location, but move our weekly fighter practice and activities to Tuesday.
Upcoming Events:
- August 31 through September 3: Warders of the Western Gate


Hawk’s Hollow - Seneschal: Eric Morrison of Thistlekeep
All offices reporting. Exchequer Domesday report has been sent. COA domesday has been sent. A&S officer is offering a sewing machine as a newcomer introduction raffle. THL Yuki and Master Jibra'l are looking into 12th night bid for 2019. Chatelaine is running Caerthan Newcomer's in March. I am offering Heraldry consultation meetings again monthly concurrent with the Rampart meeting.
Upcoming Events:
- August 4 (need to get this on the kingdom calendar): St. Sebastians’s

Nahrun Kabirun - Seneschal: Hayate Tachibana
A&S weekly still very popular, Large gathering for populace. War planning and camping discussions
Upcoming Events:
- March 23-25: Siege of the City
- June 22-24: Clann Wars

Plattefordham - Seneschal: Zvir L'vov syn Gorin
Group is doing well. We just had a very small but successful Candlemas. We raised funds from a dessert auction for the kingdom travel fund. Started new fighter practice schedule and location with the new year.
We are in talks with the up and coming new Baron of Bronzehelm to get some kitch tastefully going at their becoming a barony ceremony next month to get more involvement in the nest years Northern Realm War.
Upcoming Events:
- July 20-22: Northern Realms war

Unser Hafen - Seneschal: Soren Thorvaldsson
Unser Hafen remains active with planning for Brewers Feast in the spring.
Upcoming Events:
- April 21: Brewer’s Feast

Windkeep - Seneschal: Ursula Sturlasdatter
All is going fine. The majority of the Shire is prepping for War!

Had a good garb making day at the Library with lots of interest from the public. Hope to do another A&S day at the Library in March. We are looking forward to Tri-Baronial A&S in 2019.

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Submitted by Gunwaldt
Deputy Kingdom Seneschal