Barony of Aquaterra

Banner War 2014

Banner War 2013

Mark Your Calendar: September 19 – 21, 2014

As the summer begins, there has been a note of some unrest between the houses of Aquaterra and her surrounding areas. So, before discordant words become villainous deeds; I invite all houses to the Masonic Park on the weekend of September 19th. There we can rightly judge the prowess of each house based of the following categories:

  • House Stewardship and Activities That Support the Running of a Household
  • House Marshalsea and Activities That Support the Defending of a Household
  • Armoured and Rapier Scenarios; Archery and Thrown Weapons Contests and the traditional YAC torchlight tourney!
  • House Artisans and Activities That Support Creation and Beautification of a Household
  • House Attaché and Activities That Support the Ambassadorship of a Household

In addition to the traditional and popular Banner War contests, this year will also include interdisciplinary challenges that will encompass the various aspects of a household in a… troubled time. In so doing, I challenge each of the houses to foster all interests of our society in order to form a Complete House. Gather your house, bring your banner and we will see you in September!
Contests, Challenges and Activities to Prepare for.

Learn more…

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.

Banner War Update

The numbers were crunched and in the spirit that so many of our neighbors have embraced I am announcing new fees for Banner War:

Weekend: $20 for Adults, $10 for Youth
Day: $10 for Adult, $5 for Youth

No Charge for those 15 and younger

Lady Geneviève De Bretagne
Ti Tri Delienn

No Fight Practice this Weekend

Due to September Crown, there will be no official fight practice for Aquaterra. Enjoy the holiday weekend.

Exchequer candidate: Lady Affrika the Strong

Greetings!

We officially have a candidate for this office! Lady Affrika the Strong has applied for the position. If you would also like to apply for the position, the deadline for applying is next Thursday, September 4th. In the meantime, this candidate will be discussed by the Admin Council and an announcement about the decision made will follow shortly thereafter unless new candidates have submitted complete applications by the deadline. If you have any words in regards to this candidate, please feel free to contact anybody on the Admin Council privately so that it can be taken into consideration.

In service,

Lady Sabina di Zorzi
Seneschal
Barony of Aquaterra

Seneschal

Ladies’ Tea at Aquaterra’s Banner War!

Greetings unto the Ladies attending Banner War!

You are cordially invited to the 2nd Annual Ladies Tea!   Take a girlie break from the war, and enjoy the provided teas and light refreshments with Her Excellency SineidinHE Sinéidin inghean an Bhiadhtaigh.

Date: The Tea will be held on Saturday, September 20th.

Time: “Afternoon” (see site copy to confirm teatime)

Place: Peterson Hall

Please bring your own tea cup.

Seating is limited so please RSVP HL Kalta Mani at gothicvelvet at hotmail.com, or if you’d like to help with set up, clean up, or treat making beforehand!

Thank you,

HL Katla mani
Head Lady in Waiting for Her Excellency of Aquaterra
Courtier to His Excellency of Aquaterra
Katla máni
Sable, in bend a decrescent and a cat sejant guardant argent.

Banner War 2014

Banner War 2013

Mark Your Calendar: September 19 – 21, 2014

As the summer begins, there has been a note of some unrest between the houses of Aquaterra and her surrounding areas. So, before discordant words become villainous deeds; I invite all houses to the Masonic Park on the weekend of September 19th. There we can rightly judge the prowess of each house based of the following categories:

  • House Stewardship and Activities That Support the Running of a Household
  • House Marshalsea and Activities That Support the Defending of a Household
  • Armoured and Rapier Scenarios; Archery and Thrown Weapons Contests and the traditional YAC torchlight tourney!
  • House Artisans and Activities That Support Creation and Beautification of a Household
  • House Attaché and Activities That Support the Ambassadorship of a Household

In addition to the traditional and popular Banner War contests, this year will also include interdisciplinary challenges that will encompass the various aspects of a household in a… troubled time. In so doing, I challenge each of the houses to foster all interests of our society in order to form a Complete House. Gather your house, bring your banner and we will see you in September!
Contests, Challenges and Activities to Prepare for.

Learn more…

Request – N.S. Sergeantry Trials & Sable Rose Tourneys Facts & Memories

Heilsan Aquaterra & Allies,

I have begun documenting this past North Sound Sergeantry Trials & Sable Rose Tournaments in the An Tir Culture Wiki. As Lady Samira can attest, however, my personal memory only goes so far. So, I cordially request the populace’s help in collecting the following:

  • Sergeantry candidates:
    • Their SCA Names (full, please)
    • Which barony they were testing for, and
    • Which tests they were involved in (e.g., rapier, bardic, dance)
  • Winner of the North Sound Trials Heavy Tourney (SCA Name)
  • Winner of the Thrown Weapons Competition (SCA Name)
  • Winner of the Novelty Shoot Archery Competition
  • Sable Rose Emprise Equestrian Challenge
    • Participant SCA names (full, please)
    • Awards given and their recipient (e.g., Lord Ivan for Chivalry)
    • What challenges were demonstrated (e.g., rings) and how the challenges were decided
  • Winner of Youth Armored Combat Competition
  • Sable Rose Pas d’armes Rapier Tourney
    • Participant SCA names (full, please)
    • Overall winner
    • Awards given and their recipient (e.g., Lord Bryson for Chivalry)
  • Red Branch Recipient during Madrone’s afternoon court

*ANY MEMORIES*

By example, I made note of how awesome it was to see Lord Mikolaj shield-kick Lord Gideon during the marshall segment of the sergeantry testing.

Thank you, everyone, for your help!

~ Ljúfvina haustmyrky

Grete Boke of Aquaterra
Grete Boke

Banner War reservations

Greetings unto the Barony of Aquaterra and friends,

This Saturday I was asked to once again collect the reservations for RV’s for Banner War.  As of now we have about 24 days to get places secured.  So once again I have to say “Hurry folks, hurry”.  I may be reached at this email address or at 425-778-2359, between 10 AM and 10PM.  Please(!) leave a message, sometimes I do not answer the phone until I know who it is.

Looking forward to seeing all of you at the event.  Send this on to other lists as this is the only one I am on.  Thank you.

Yours in service

Baroness Arianne

The next “A&S Bazaar (Ithra Series)” class

Who wants to learn?

For those that might not be aware of this series, we are offering classes once a month that are generally an hour or less and of little or no cost.  These classes are offered at our monthly Aquaterra Social Meetings and no registration is necessary.  Classes are held from 7:30-8:30.  Please bring a treat or beverage to share if possible.

This months class will be “Simple Embroidery” taught by Margarethe of Traeet.  In this class, you will learn 3 simple embroidery stitches (Chain stitch, stem stitch and french knot) to get you started as an introduction to embroidery.  By the end of this class, you will be able to create flowers and stems.

Ithra credit is being offered to both the instructor, and students.  Please be sure to sign the registration sheet before you leave class.

WHEN: Tues, Sep 2nd

WHERE: The Girls and Boys Club in Snohomish – (402 2nd Street, Snohomish)

SUPPLIES NEEDED: Embroidery Hoop/Needle, cloth/canvas, scissors  (if you do not have these items, there will be extras available for in-class use)

If you are interested in learning a particular craft, or if you have a craft you would like to teach, please email me off list (emmaofcompton[at]gmail.com) and we can make those arrangements.

IS,

Lady Emma

Emma Compton
Per fess azure and Or, two domestic cats passant addorsed with tails entwined Or and a rose azure barbed and seeded proper.

Next Business Meeting – Tuesday, August 26th

Good morning,

Please remember to join us for our next business meeting, next Tuesday, August 26th, at the Denny’s on 128th in Everett. There will be a bid for Art of War and lots of news of changes to the site that you’ll want to hear. Also, if you are interested in open officer positions, or just observing what our officers do, this is a good place to start.

We look forward to seeing you there!

In service,

Lady Sabina di Zorzi
Seneschal
Barony of Aquaterra
Seneschal

Reminder: North Sound Sergeantry Trials & Sable Rose Tournaments

Greetings Aquaterrans! A final reminder (now that the server is back up) that Wyewood, Madrone, the Royal Company of the Sable Rose and Aquaterra are pleased to host the North Sound Sergeantry Trials and Sable Rose Tournaments this weekend at the Stanwood Camano Community Fairgrounds.

Gate opens at 3pm Friday; activities are scheduled both Saturday and Sunday. Arts & Sciences displays, tourneys, York Rounds and more, plus many testing stations are open for the Populace to explore and enjoy.

For more information please see: http://antir.sca.org/Upcoming/?Event_ID=3486 or the AQ Calendar entry.

YIS,

Baroness Sineidin inghean an Bhiadtaigh

Sinéidin inghean an Bhiadhtaigh
Per pale vert and sable, a natural tiger rampant argent marked sable winged argent and in chief a county coronet Or.

Upcoming AQ Events

  1. Social Night

    September 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every month on the first Tuesday
  2. Alternate Thrown Weapons Practice

    September 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week
  3. Primary Thrown Weapons Practice

    September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week
  4. Aquaterra A&S Gathering

    September 7 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every month on the first Sunday, recurring 8 times
  5. Newcomers Meeting

    September 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every month on the second Monday

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