Barony of Aquaterra

Greetings from your Baron and Baroness

His Excellency Baron Bryson MacLachlan and his wife Her Excellency Baroness Angharad Banadaspus Drakenhefd

Greetings unto the people of the great Barony of Aquaterra,

We write to you now as the chosen Baron and Baroness of Aquaterra. When Their Majesties placed the coronets on our heads, they gave unto us the responsibility to care for, protect and nurture the Barony and the people who are the Barony. This is a task we take very seriously and we will work with you to uphold the trust placed in us by the Crown.

Now that the serious commentary is out of the way, we want to make our time as your Coronets a time of fun, pageantry and growth! If you have ideas, take the time to come find us. We will make time to listen and talk with you! If you want to try something new, come find us and we’ll help you meet the right people! Bring your banners to events, if you don’t have one, we know people! If you’re not having fun, come find us. We’ll sic a jester or two on you or bring out the bouncy horses!

We look forward to our time as your Baron and Baroness. We hope that you will work with us to continue building on the ideas and traditions that have made Aquaterra great and implement new ideas that will bring even more glory to our people and lands!

In Service,

Baron Bryson MacLachlan
Baroness Angharad Banadaspus Drakenhefd
Bryson MacLachlanAngharad Drakenhefd

Per bend azure and sable all estencely, a tyger rampant argent.
Argent, a horse courant sable between two bars purpure between three roses sable and for augmentation, in chief an ancient crown sable.

Welcome to Aquaterra

Warm greetings to friends and visitors! We, the gentle populace of Aquaterra, invite you to come and explore our enchanted land of water, mountains and meadows. Share in the camaraderie of delightful music and dance, games, fine food and brews, chivalrous combat, and all things medieval. We re-enact the Middle Ages as they should have been. Peruse these pages for activities, meetings and events.

REMINDER – SOCIAL NIGHT MEETING PLACE HAS CHANGED

Greetings everyone,

REMINDER

Beginning tomorrow (February 2 from 7:00 to 9:00) we will hold the monthly Social Meeting at Mariner Fire Station #11 – the same place we held the polling in 2015.

Address:
12310 Meridian Ave.
Everett, WA 98208

Map view at https://www.google.com/maps/place/12425+Meridian+Ave,+Everett,+WA+98208/@47.8858744,-122.236314,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x549006962c57dfcf:0x352fddc5a7283d85

As long as we make sure the meeting room is clean, it is permissible to bring food and drink. There are tables for projects and/or classes. And – as a non-profit we have the use of the room at no cost. We have made a good impression on the Fire Department during 2015, and we look forward to continuing a great relationship in 2016

In service to An Tir and Aquaterra
Dame Rosamund
Seneschal Aquaterra

Tonight: Financial and Business Meetings

Greetings!
January Financial Meeting at 7:00 p.m. and Business Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at our regular meeting place:
Denny’s
132 128th St SW
Everett WA 98204
Ph: 425-355-2210
  
URSULMAS – If there are any other issues that need solving, this is our last gathering before the event to find people to help solve them.  If you need to request checks in advance of the event, this is your last chance. 
OFFICERS – remember to email your January reports to both Dame Rosamund and myself.  I am creating the agenda for tonight and we don’t want your report to miss the minutes. Your annual year-end summary reports are due at the end of this month as well.
Seneschal:  Dame Rosamund of the Misty Meadows seneschal@aquaterra.antir.sca.org
Contingency Deputy: Lady Sabina di Zorzi  seneschaldeputy@aquaterra.antir.sca.org
In service,
HL Sabina di Zorzi
Contingency Seneschal
Barony of Aquaterra

Taking photos at Ursulmas?

Greetings!

Are you planning on bringing your instant portrait device (MKA camera) to Ursulmas this coming weekend? Consider sharing your captures with the Barony of Aquaterra community! Just e-mail our Baronial Grete Boke at grete.boke@aquaterra.antir.sca.org with the images you’d like to share and photographer permission.

Have questions or concerns? Please feel free to e-mail those to the Grete Boke as well, or reach out to her on site. She’ll be wearing a green dress, brown hood with light brown hair, and instant portrait device; members of Aquaterra can help point her out, too!

Thank you!
– Ljúfvina haustmyrky
Grete Boke of Aquaterra
A Lady of An Tir

Gremlins acting up with e-mail? I can also be reached at layingarrondi@gmail.com . If I don’t respond within 48 hours to you (I like to give confirmations!), please try this address. :)

* SCA Photographer Grant Form *
You are welcome to fill this out digitally or by hand-n-scan to give us clear permission to use your work. The Grete Boke will have some on hand, as well. :)

http://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/ReleasePhotographerFillable.pdf

http://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/ReleasePhotographer.pdf

2016 Lunar New Year Tea Canton Bearwood

Greetings and Happy Lunar New Year! It’s the Year of the Red Monkey!

Come one and all to the Canton of Bearwood Lunar New Year Tea and Feast Feb 20.

This year the Celebration will again be at the Masonic Hall in Monroe, on the lower feast level, 123 Lewis St, Monroe WA
Sample marvelous teas presented for your arpreciation and enjoyment. The Feast will be presented as three removes featuring
many Asian dishes to delight and suprise you.You will not come away hungry!

The Hall will open at 3:00 PM for visiting, games and arts and crafts;the Feast will start at 5:00 PM. Dinner will close
at 8:00 PM.

Please contact beth98272@comcast.net for reservations, dietary considerations,or general information.
Price $20 plus $5 non-member surcharge if needed.

L. Garo Lasso

Heralds Needed – Ursulmas is next weekend!

{from STEPS}

Just a quick reminder for this great Aquaterra event, happening in Monroe, WA, this coming weekend;Jan 30 – Jan 31 . Ursulmas

I am the herald responsible for the field heraldry for this, the first Tournament Fighting Event of the year.  It’s All You Can Eat rattan, steel, arrows, thrown weapons, and Youth Armored Combat challenges for a whole weekend.

I’ve heard from a few folks who will be there, and now I’d like to extend the invitation once more for both new and experienced heralds to join in the fun that is Ursulmas.  They truly do need us, and it’s a great place to learn about field heraldry.

We need multiple field heralds for multiple tournaments, some of which may be happening at the same time in different erics.   Heralds are needed for both Saturday and Sunday, please let me know if you can volunteer and hour or two on either day (or both!).

We can teach newcomers the ropes and provide mentors to as many as possible, another good reason for experienced heralds to volunteer for an hour or two.   With the exception of the marshals who keep us all safe, there is no better vantage point to see the best of An Tir’s fighters on the field.

I’ll be at Heralds Point, come by to sign up on Saturday morning (or respond to this email).  I’ll do my best to work with your schedule to give everyone a chance to have fun and see the rest of the event, too.  I promise to provide water and throat lozenges, and the heralds always have cookies.

Ursulmas  is where I did my own first field heralding (mumble mumble +20) years ago, and I’m still going strong.    Come and join the fun!

Thanks for reading this far, and I hope to see you this weekend!!
Natasha Orionova, GdS
Ursulmas Field Heraldry

Forward with wild abandon.  Well, only forward to people/lists who might have an interest.  Thanks.
N.

Volunteers still needed for Ursulmas!

Ursulmas is next weekend, and we still need a little volunteer help with things:

  • Arena needs a few able-bodied people to help set up and tear down, Friday late morning and Sunday evening.
  • Lists still needs people to help with organization and coordinating tournaments, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Ursulwyk needs people who can climb a tall ladder to help decorate during set up on Friday (and remove things at tear-down on Sunday).
  • Chatelaine needs a few alert, energetic people for Gold Key and the Sleeping Hall, throughout the event.

Volunteers will be kept fed and warm, courtesy of Maestra Fiamma the Unquenchable — who may need help with that on occasion as well, throughout the event.

If you’ve come to volunteer and there’s nothing to do for a moment, the room with the food will also have comfortable space for munching and resting; I will come by periodically and gather up anyone who’s ready, and take a lap through the grounds relieving tired hungry people. There will be a couple of meetings that need the same room, and we’ll have to vacate for short periods for those.

If you can make yourself available for any part of the event, please let us know at ursulmas-volunteers@aquaterra.antir.sca.org. We love and appreciate all the volunteers who help make our events a success.

Thank you!

In Service,
Lord Niali Thorin
Volunteer Coordinator, Ursulmas 2016

(Please broadcast this message far and wide!)

Heraldic consultation @ Ursulmas

{from STEPS}

The heraldic consultation table at Ursulmas is again granted permission to accept submissions on behalf of your kingdom’s submission herald next weekend.  I understand we will be in the same spacious location as last year outside the doors of the green room.

Submission fees  and process are outlined at http://www.antirheralds.org.

CHECKS OR MONEY ORDER: NO CASH

The heralds at the table are explicitly NOT allowed to write checks on your behalf.  No exceptions.

Your friends, who are not manning the table, may write whatever checks they wish.


Oddr Þiálfason (JdL, WOAW, Golden Estoile)
Demi-Lion Herald
Protégé to Maistreas Anderwyn na Sionain, OP
Apprentice to Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol, OL OP
Per saltire arrondi vert and Or.

VOLUNTEER NEEDED! Ursulmas – Storage run driver needed!

Greetings!

I am looking for somebody who can haul the baronial trailer for our storage runs before and after Ursulmas. This means being the first on site and the last off site as well.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you think you can help with this!

In gratitude,

HL Sabina di Zorzi
Chairman – Ursulmas 2016
Barony of Aquaterra

Heralds needed for Ursulmas

We need field heralds for the tournaments at Ursulmas on January 30, 31. If you can help please report to Natasha Orionova at heralds point. The greatest need for help is on Saturday because of the large number of fighters expected.

I also need hep with town cry as I have just been diagnosed wit arthritis in my knees and I am not sure how long I will be able to walk the site.

In Service,
Nigel Compton

Aquaterra Newcomer meeting

Good afternoon,

Just a friendly reminder to everyone for the Newcomer meeting this Thursday, if you would like to show up early I should be at AFK tavern around 6 pm.

DATE: 1/21/2016

TIME: 7:00PM

PLACE: AFK Tavern
1510 41st St,
Everett, WA 98201

If you have any questions or concerns please contact myself or any of my deputy’s with your questions and we will respond as soon as possible.

My deputys can be reached at the following e-mail addresses:
chatelainedeputy@aquaterra.antir.sca.org
goldkey@aquaterra.antir.sca.org

In service to An Tir and Aquaterra
Týr
Chatelaine
Barony of Aquaterra
chatelaine@aquaterra.antir.sca.org

Upcoming AQ Events

Sun 14

Medieval Game Day

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue 16

Culinary/Brewers Guild Meeting

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 17

Scriptorium

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 18

Bardic and A&S Night

February 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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