Activities

Arts and Sciences

A&S Display

The A&S Display is open for viewing from 10-4 in the Feast Hall.

Come display your A&S items. No documentation required. All levels welcome. Set-up from 9-10am. Pick up your items between 3:00pm & 3:30. Items will be unattended after 3:30 and will be moved as the hall is setup for Feast. 

Feel free to bring your A&S project and hang out when there is no other activity in the space. 

Day of A&S Challenges

Greetings, good Eastern Folk! I come to you with an exciting announcement – the East Kingdom MoAS office will be holding a Day of A&S Challenges at Harper’s Retreat on Saturday, September 14th in the Barony of Stonemarche (NH). 

This event will be similar to the Laurels’ Challenges that have been held in the past, and is intended to foster artisan growth and connection while supporting them through the process of creating a project. Unlike the Laurels’ Challenges, however, anyone in the A&S community will be able to issue a challenge, not just laurels. Non-laurels will be paired with a laurel to help support them in their challenge offering and guide them as they work with the artisans answering their challenge. 

A&S Challenges can be broad or narrow in scope. Those issuing challenges can specify if they will allow works in progress, if they require documentation, etc. Artisans issuing challenges will meet with their challenge entrants during the live event on 9/14; a more detailed schedule will be forthcoming as the event draws closer.

In addition to challenges, there will be opportunities to teach classes, hold guild meetings, host round table discussions, etc. Since Harper’s is a bardic-focused event, we especially welcome any challenges or classes that relate to performance of any kind.

If you are interested in issuing a challenge, please email me, Mistress Amalie von Hohensee, at moas@eastkingdom.org. The deadline for challenges is Sunday, June 9 at 11:59 pm. If you have any questions about constructing a challenge or need help refining an idea, don’t hesitate to email me about that as well! 

Registration for artisans wishing to answer these challenges will open mid-June, after the challenges have been received. Stay tuned!

Largesse Derby

Greetings from Their Royal Highness’s Largesse Coordinator. As you may have noticed we have some local royalty. What a better way to show support than to donate some Largesse. This is also an amazing way to get your work seen. Please bring your work and display it as part of our A&S display and then leave it for us to add to our Largesse Stocks. Please make sure to leave contact information (Name, Email/Mailing Address). There is no minimum number of items you can donate. If you want to just donate items that are not handmade, there will also be a box for you to do so. If you have any questions, please contact THL Solveig Bjarnadottir at 221812@members.eastkingdom.org.


Harper’s Ball

We will be hosting a ball on Friday night down at Memorial Lodge. More information coming soon.


Bardic Activities

Cheesy Bardic

Friday, 8-10pm – Barn

Cat got your tongue and you don’t know what to perform? Disney stuck in your head? Bohemian Rhapsody would feel like it fit many of your experiences? Well, have I got a bardic for you! Join us in the Fort for a night of Cheesy Bardic on Friday. What does this entail you may ask? Bring your own Cheese to share and your cheesy filks (Think Weird Al Yankovic). The only limitation on cheese is that you don’t bring American slices, plain old cheddar, Velveeta or squeezy cheese. Share your cheese, filks and yourselves! (Bring it sealed and we will manage slicing it up for safety) 

Baronial Bard

Saturday, 8pm

Come forth, and entertain us!
Information coming soon…

As a Baronial Champion, you should be involved with Stonemarche (or if you are new intend to be). This does not mean that you need to live in the Barony, just that you are willing to represent the Barony to the best of your ability. As a Champion, you may be called upon to represent the Barony in any “Contest of Champions” at events you attend, including Pennsic. You will also be asked to stand with the Baron and Baroness at any Court they may hold or be a part of.

As Baronial Bard it isn’t just our job to entertain, our job also involves encouraging Bardic in the Barony, celebrating the accomplishments of our people, consoling them in their bad times, and keeping their history/stories alive.

For those wondering about Stonemarche Idol: all entrants are automatically entered in the Stonemarche Idol competition (people’s choice award), regardless of Championship score status.

To ensure that all our contestants are heard, please note, there is a 4 minute time limit on a single piece and 8 minutes for two pieces – this includes any remarks you would like to say concerning your piece. Please be sure to time your pieces in advance; you will be asked to provide your approximate timings on the competition forms, to be found at the event.

Warrior Bard & Youth Bard

The requirement to be Warrior Bard is that you engage in one of the Martial activities, Thrown weapons, Archery, and Siege weapons, Fencing and even Heavy list all count.

Clarification on Warrior Bard: if a non-martial/weapons-practitioner wishes to enter Warrior Bard they may do so, but their entry MUST be martial in theme to be considered. Martial artists of whatever form may perform any SCA appropriate piece. Bring what you think is your best piece that is 4 minutes or less.

The requirement to be Youth Bard is that you are under 18.

Please note, there is a 4 minute time limit on a single piece.

Bardic competitions are open to ALL ages though we will have the younger (below 18) participants go first as this can sometimes take a while and bedtimes can come earlier.

Midnight Swim Bardic Circle

Saturday, after Bardic Champions – Barn

After the bardic competition on Saturday night, a special “Midnight Swim” Bardic Circle will be available for those who wish to participate. This is fun bardic time, no actual swimming will be happening. This is an adult themed bardic and children should be in bed anyway 🙂 


Youth Activities

Sing-a-long with Baron Keziah

Friday, 7-8pm

The sing-a-long is back this year with Smore’s at the fire and Baron Keziah leading the group. Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Scribal Coloring Pages

Available whenever Youth Point is open

Youth Fighting

TBD

Go to the Marital Activities page for more information.

Youth Classes

Youth Classes – will be held at Youth Point, unless another area is indicated. More information coming soon.

Per East Kingdom Law, children under the age of 10 must be within voice range or in sight of a responsible adult or teenager at all times. This responsible adult may not be a youth officer acting in their official capacity.

Sheep Capture

Stonemarche Shepherds Guild needs you!

Oh, No. With all the work we did last year to help repopulate the Stonemarche sheep, they have escaped their pen and are getting to know Takodah again! We need the children of the Kingdom to help capture them and bring them back to their pasture.

Saturday 10am-2pm at Youth Point

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