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The Barge

Barony of Three Rivers - December 2011

The Barge C/O Michael Kennedy 135 Venice Circle St. Charles, MO 63304

December 2011 - A.S. XLVI

“Whitsun Morris-Dance” / Charles Knight

~The Newsletter of the Barony of Three Rivers~ In This Issue: • Details on Winter Court 2011 • A request for comments for the upcoming Baronial Investiture • Updated 2 month calendar with A&S classes


Curia Baronis

Baron and Baroness Baron Ravasz Janos and Baroness Kajsa Nikulasdotter Jeff Lewis and Susan Nicholson baron@threeriver.org / baroness@threeriver.org

Seneschal

Demo Coordinator

Aldred Lyccidfelth Paul Bender

Brummbar von Schwarzberg

seneschal@threeriver.org

Chatelaine

Gary Gutzman

Weekly Activities

Sunday

Middle Eastern Dance

Armoring with Grimwulf

Second Thursday of the month at 7 PM. What: This is an informal Middle Eastern (belly) dance teaching session for any skill level. No experience is necessary. Dances will be taught. Where: Baronial Meeting Site. Contact: Gwendolyn Verch Morgaine

Sunday afternoons and evenings by appointment. Please call ahead. What: Teaching and assisting for armoring and leatherwork, etc. Armoring is a dirty process, so don’t wear your good clothes. Materials are relatively inexpensive, but not free. I ask only that you pay for what you consume. Tipping is appreciated. Where: 424 Hazelgreen Drive St. Louis, MO 63119 Contact: Grimwulf Harland, 314-359-7163; please email or call ahead.

demo_coordinator@threeriver. org

Ailith Bystoune Maia Elkana chatelaine@threeriver.org

Herald

Minister of Youth

Annora Reyner Ariel Tuley herald@threeriver.org

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Minister of Arts & Sciences

moy@threeriver.org

Gold Key

Luckie of Falcon’s Keep

Gwendolyn Verch Morgaine

Jennifer Semsar moas@threeriver.org

Gwendolyn Sweezey

Baronial Librarian

goldkey@threeriver.org

Lucia Octavio da Siena Starr Mahoney 2

librarian@threeriver.org

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Weekly Activities

Thursday

Site Dinner Fundraiser

Weekly Populace Meeting, A&S Class, Fighter Practice

First Thursday of the month; dinner starts being served around 7:00 PM and is open until at least 9:00 PM (assuming food is still available). What: This is a dinner that we hold on the first Thursday of every month at the weekly Baronial meeting. It raises money to help pay for our meeting site and has proven to be an anticipated social evening as well. Every month a different set of volunteers supplies a delicious home-cooked meal. We sell those meals for donations of $5 (or less as suits your budget. We’re flexible.) We’re also willing to just sell a dessert or a side dish if that’s all you want. Where: Baronial Meeting Site, in the Gymnasium and Kitchen Contact: Slaine ni Chiarain, 314-918-1062

Thursdays, 6:00 PM; Site opens at 6:00 PM; meeting hall and indoor fighter practice opens at 7:00 PM . What: Business meeting for the Baronial populace. All are welcome and the meeting is open to the public. A weekly A&S class is held in conjunction with the meeting. Contact the A&S minister for more information or to schedule a class. Fighter practice includes SCA combat practice and instruction. The fighter practice on the last Thursday of each month is oriented especially toward newcomers. Where: Olivette Community Center, 9723 Grandview Drive, Olivette, MO; SCA meets in Room 8 and the gym, in the northwest wing of the Community Center. Contact: Aldred Lyccidfelth , 314-324-1112 (meeting); Luckie of Falcon’s Keep (A&S class); Duncan Eardstapa (fighter practice) 10

Exchequer

Chronicler

Richard de Bleys

Julian Ó Néill

Richard Heard

Michael Kennedy

exchequer@threeriver.org

chronicler@threeriver.org

Knights Marshal

Webminister

Duncan Fearmac MacLeod

Aleksei Rusinovich Kent Jordan webminister@threeriver.org

Gary Phillips marshal@threeriver.org

Archer Marshal Eirik Thorkelsson Patrick Danzer archery_marshal@threeriver.org This is the December 2011 issue of the The Barge, a publication of the Barony of Three Rivers of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA, Inc.). The Barge is available from Michael Kennedy (Julian Ó Néill) at chronicler@threeriver. org or at 135 Venice Circle, Saint Charles, Missouri, 63304. It is not a corporate publication of SCA, Inc., and does not delineate SCA, Inc. policies. Copyright © 2011 Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. For information on reprinting photographs, articles, or artwork from this publication, please contact the Chronicler, who will assist you in contacting the original creator of the piece. Please respect the legal rights of our contributors. Colophon: This publication was made with Adobe InDesign CS 5.5 software using Minion Pro, Old English Text MT, Trajan Pro, and Lucidia Bright fonts. The front cover graphic is from Charles Knight’s “Old England: A Pictorial Museum,” published in 1845. Republished online at http://www.fromoldbooks. org/. Used with permission.

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~ A Letter from Their Excellencies Three Rivers ~ December is suddenly here. Brisk breezes are turning into cold snaps. Days have shortened and nights grow long as we face the end of another year. Preparations are well underway for Winter Court and the Three Rivers fabulous auction which start off the month. Winter Court will be a grand day of festivities. We hope that those who don’t wish to sit for feast will still join us for the auction. Plenty of off the board seating will be available. Always a favorite event for us, knowing this is our last Winter Court makes it very special for us. Kris Kinder will be held the following weekend in Forgotten Sea and there TRM Ostwald and Kay will interview candidates for the Baronage of Three Rivers. We hope everyone is sending their opinions and comments upon the candidates in confidential missives to Their Royal Majesties. The last day for your voice to be heard will be the day before Kris Kinder. Letters of intent have been filed by: • • •

Weekly Activities

Monday

Greetings unto Three Rivers!

Tuesday

Officers Meeting

Gryphon’s Mark Contact Group Meeting

First and third Mondays of the Month at 7:00 PM. What: This is where the business of running the barony is decided. Officers meeting is open to anyone who would like to attend. If you are thinking of running an event or submitting a bid, you are encouraged to talk to the officers or attend an officers meeting. Where: 9058 Grant Farm Trail, Crestwood, MO Contact: Ravasz and Kajsa, 314-842-1277

Second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM. What: General meeting for the St. Charles contact group, Gryphon’s Mark. Where: Home of Wayne of the Heights, 17 Snow Hill Drive, St. Peters, MO Contact: Wayne of the Heights, 636-397-1323 or 314517-4516

Gryphon’s Mark Activities Night

Mistress Aoibheann Palsdottir and Master Grimwulf Harland Mistress Slaine nic Chiarain and HL Josef von Rothenburg Master Jack of Banyard

Fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM. What: Teaching, assisting, and companionship for assorted projects. Call ahead to find out about the night’s activities Where: Home of Wayne of the Heights, 17 Snow Hill Drive, St. Peters, MO Contact: Wayne of the Heights, 636-397-1323 or 314517-4516

The end of December brings the end of this year, and this New Year will bring many changes for the Barony. We are anticipating exciting changes ahead, and we wish for you all wonderful Holidays and a bright and prosperous New Year!

Baron Ravasz Janos Baroness Kajsa Nikulasdotter

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Saturday December 3, 2011

The Barony of Three Rivers presents

Winter court

Fighting Tournament: Bear pit tournament with “rob your neighbor” style gift exchange. Entry fee: 1 wrapped gift of ≥ $5.00 value.

Site Fee: Adult: $8.00 Feast: $8.00 Children (7-17): $4.00 Children (≤6): Free Family Cap: $24.00

Arts and Sciences Championship: Entries must have one “art” item and one “science” item.

Schedule: 9:00 AM: Site officially opens. 10:00 AM: Authorizations with fighting to follow. 10:00 to 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Children’s activities. 2:00 PM: Dance. 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM: Court starts and silent auction ends. 5:00 PM: Feast and auction.

Arts and Sciences Tournament: Entries must be medieval auction item. Prize is a jewelry box sized 6 board chest. Feast and Auction: Feast seating is available for approximately 100 people. There is auction overflow seating available. The auction will be held in two phases. Donations are appreciated and all proceeds go to the Baronial general fund.

Location: Immaculate Conception Church 2934 Marshall Avenue Maplewood, MO 63143

Baronial Investiture: Populace Comments Wanted Their Majesties have requested comments from the populace regarding the upcoming Baronial Investiture. As previously stated, Baron Ravasz and Baroness Kajsa will be stepping down at Chieftains in February. The following individuals have submitted an application for the position: • • •

Mistress Aoibheann Palsdottir and Master Grimwulf Harland Master Jack Banyard Mistress Sláine ní Chiaráin and HL Josef von Rothenburg

~ A Letter from the Chronicler of Three Rivers ~ Greetings unto the populace of Three Rivers, Once again winter is upon us and it is now time to celebrate with friends and family. The Barony of Three Rivers has several lovely events coming up within the next couple of months. The Baronial Winter Court is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd at Immaculate Conception Church in Maplewood, MO. This event features the fighter gift exchange, the baronial arts and sciences championship, and the yearly fund raising auction and feast. The Crown Tournament starts off the new calendar year in the Barony of Three Rivers on January 14. This edition of Crown Tournament will be held at the Cardinal Rigali Center in Shrewsbury. The event will feature an arts and sciences competition for “Largess in Any Medium.” Plans are still being made for Chieftains in February of 2012. This year’s Chieftains will feature the Baronial Investiture. Please watch The Barge and other news outlets for developments on this exciting event. If you have any questions, concerns, or articles for The Barge, please contact me at chronicler@threeriver.org. I will follow up as soon as possible. Thank you for supporting The Barge and happy new year! In service,

Julian Ó Néill

Their Majesties would like the opinion of the populace on these three options. To submit your comments, please send an email to: falconcrown@calontir.org. 8

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• New Year’s Eve 2012

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• Baronial interviews held at Kris Kinder.

• Kris Kinder - Forgotten Sea (Shawnee, KS / 258 mi)

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• Winter Court - Three Rivers (Local)

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Friday Saturday

• Christmas

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Sunday

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24 • Feb. Barge Deadline • Gryphon’s Mark Project Night

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23 • Officer’s Meeting (7p)

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• Martin Luther King Day

12 • Gryphon’s Mark Meeting

• Officer’s Meeting (7p)

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• Weekly Meeting (6p)

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• Weekly Meeting (6p) • A&S: Garb for Infants and Toddlers (Slaine) (7p)

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Friday

• Midwinter Festival - Vatavia (Wichita, KS / 446 mi)

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• Winter War Maneuvers - Mag Mor (Lincoln, NE / 447 mi)

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• Crown Tournament - Three Rivers (Local)

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• Twelfth Night - Lonely Tower (Omaha, NE / 439 mi)

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Saturday

Reoccurring event information can be found in the back of The Barge.

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• Weekly Meeting (6p) • Middle Eastern Dance (7p) • A&S: Knife Sharpening 101 (Isen) (7p)

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• Weekly Meeting (6p) • Site Dinner (7p)

• New Year’s Day (observed)

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Monday

January 2012

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• January 1st: New Year’s Day

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Sunday

Is your reoccurring activity not listed here? Contact the Chronicler at chronicler@threeriver.org to add your event today!

• Weekly Meeting (6p)

• Jan. Barge Deadline • Gryphon’s Mark Project Night

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• Christmas (observed)

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21 • Weekly Meeting (6p)

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• Weekly Meeting (6p) • A&S: Turn Shoe Pattern (Shadow) (6p)

• Officer’s Meeting (7p)

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• Gryphon’s Mark Meeting

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7 • Weekly Meeting (6p) • Site Dinner (7p) • Middle Eastern Dance (7p) • A&S: Turn Shoe Pattern (Shadow) (6p)

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• Weekly Meeting (no gym) (6p)

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• Officer’s Meeting (7p)

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December 2011


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