[Ansteorra] Thanks and recognition from Lindenwood's "Believe It or Not"

Judie Willey littledragon0861 at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 05:30:45 PDT 2006


Lady Maria,
It is you who deserve our thanks for putting on a wonderful days event.
So many of us all too often forget to thank the Autocrat(s) who spend much
of their free time organizing an event...let alone really dont get to sit
down so to speak and enjoy the fruits of their labor.

So may I propose a Vivat! to Lady Maria Cabeca de Vaca !!!!

YIS
Rebbe Hadassah Sarai bas Yossi
MoC
Barony of the Steppes
Ansteorra


On 6/13/06, Christine/Maria <casadevaca at charter.net> wrote:
>
> Buenos Dias!
> The Canton of Lindenwood was indeed a very successful event! So many
> people
> came together to make this a very fun and relaxing day for our guests. We
> had many artisans who brought their projects to work on, a gaming
> pavilion,
> and let's not forget the children running and laughing all day long! I
> never
> saw anyone that was not wearing at least a smile on his or her face! I was
> very honored that we had people as far away as Namron and Bjornsborg who
> came to our little event.
>
> Our fighters displayed both fighting prowess and showing examples of
> chivalry and courtesy. All our fighters had so much fun with a different
> style of fighting format! Our fighters had to "collect" a full body in a
> bear pit style format.
>
> Our winner for the rapier list was Lord Sylvan! Lord Sylvan was so
> impressed
> with one of his opponents' fighting and comportment on the field that he
> gave part of his prize to Lord Tadgh mac Aedainui Chonchobhair …a hard
> case
> to keep his weapons in. Lord Sylvannas was also gifted with largesse from
> Duchess Willow for his chivalry off the field when he carried her chair
> for
> her several times as she traveled from court to list field and back.
>
> In our Chivalric list, after an hour of fighting our fighters could not
> get
> a left arm! So it was decided that we should tally up the body parts they
> had taken. Lord Lochlan won by an impressive 6 heads! Through his prowess
> on
> the field, Lochlan has won the only title of this sort in Ansteorra and to
> my knowledge, in the Knowne Worlde...Premier Headhunter for the Canton of
> Lindenwood!  He received a body bag...err....armor bag and a large gift
> basket for his prize.
>
> After the fighting was finished and we broke for lunch, the instructional
> time commenced. Our classes were numerous and varied in depth and
> complexity. They appealed to all from our newcomers to our enduring
> members.
> We had classes from "how to make tunics" to "property law in England" to
> "materials handling and safety" to "how to make a hobbyhorse"!
>
> While the adults learned new craft and knowledge, our children learned how
> to cook a period meal and serve the meal properly to the nobles and peers
> of
> our realm under the patient guidance of Rebbe Hassadah. Duchess Willow,
> Mistress Xene and myself were served a delicious and filling meal by the
> children and they did a wonderful job! Rebbe Hassadah did a marvelous job
> teaching all the children which were varied in age from the tender age of
> 2
> to our helpful teens. The children and teens that took part earned badges
> and each received a scroll.
> Master Darius taught our older teens in attendance how to cook stuff beef
> and period cheesecake over open fires. Master Manfred taught adults and
> older children alike how to pound sand for sand casting. It was amazing to
> see the arts and sciences enthralling both the young and the old.
>
> Our Arts and Science Tournament entries were indeed interesting to say the
> least. The theme of the competition was to make a piece that was not
> "immediately obvious to the casual observer". The judges for the
> tournament
> were Mistress Xene, Duchess Willow and myself. We had a tough time
> deciding
> on who the winner would be and had many laughs as we read the "guess
> sheets"
> for each entry. Our winner was Lord Vincenzo with his entry of a hand
> carved
> ear spoon and drilling tool for the bone gaming pieces.
>
> I would like to thank all my teachers and coordinators for coming and
> helping me make this event happen!
>
> Field Marshall (heavy) – Lord Phelippe Descors
> Field Marshall (Light) – Lady Genna
> List Mistresses – Lady Gwen and Countess Allyson Thymes
> Site Setup and Tear-down – Lord Arkell, Don Llewellyn, Lady Amiliona and
> numerous other lords and ladies whom I did not catch their names
> Banners and Gaming Pavilion – Duchess Willow de Wisp and household
> Judging – Duchess Willow, Mistress Xene
> MoC -- Rebbe Hadassah Sarai bas Yossi
> Gate – Lady Sunnifa, assisted by Lady Amiliona
> Court Herald – Lord Tadgh mac Aedainui Chonchobhair
> Gaming Tent - Lady Alexandra and Lord Tristan
>
> Teachers:
> Master Manfred
> Master Darius of the Bells
> Mistress Rosalia di Bellavita
> Don Llywelynn Gruffydd
> Lord Tadgh mac Aedainui Chonchobhair
> HL Arabella de Montacute
> Mistress Xene Theriane
> Lady Meraud de Dun Carraig
>
> I want to extend a special thank you to Mistress Xene. She took me by the
> hand and led me through the process of autocratting my very first event.
> Without her guidance, our event would not have been so spectacular…Muchas
> Gracias!!!
>
> I apologize if I misspelled anyone's names or left anyone out.  Please, if
> I
> missed anyone or misspelled you name, let me know so I may correct it.
>
>
> Yours in Service,
> Lady Maria Cabeça de Vaca
> MoAS, Canton of Lindenwood
> Barony of the Steppes
> Kingdom of Ansteorra
>
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Rebbe Hadassah Sarai bas Yossi
MoC Barony of Steppes
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