[Ansteorra] Pt. 2 - Some information on Steppes 12th Night
rbculver at sbcglobal.net
Tue Dec 7 09:27:28 PST 2010
Speaking of trying for aesthetic though, I do have some favors to ask to help
the feel of the hall along.
One, we would ask those who can to bring benches/chests to sit on to add to the
meadhall look as rarely was a hall mentioned in Germanic poetry or lore without
some mention of the benches and the feloowship on them. We are not concerned
with the exact look. There are a number of sites on the internet which can give
ideas and basic plans to even novice woodworkers. We just want to cut down on
the modernity as much as we can. certainly we realize that people want to be
comfortable and chairs will still be provided.
One last thing, for now (trying to graduate college this semester so I am a
little fried), is we were impressed with the idea of shields hanging off the
wall at HRMs' coronation. Kudos to those who thought of it! In that regarding
and shamelessly borrowing the concept, we would like to see a number of similar
shields hanging in Eadig Acweorna. While we are making some ourselves, Lady Vy,
myself and our dear and gracious Baron and Baroness would like to include our
guests in on the opportunity.
So we ask, if you desire and are able, the folk of Ansteorra to transform simple
cardboard (weight considerations among many issues) into either round or kite
shields to be hangen from the walls of the hall. (if we have too many to hang,
we'll figure out another way to showcase them.) These can have kingdom, local
group badge designs, personal designs, and historic- like examples from the
For those wanting the 3-D effect of a shield boss, I am using balls as the
foundation of the ones I am making. I ordered mine from this company:
http://www.plasteelcorp.com/dylitevsstyro.htm. I ordered 5 6" balls to cut in
half which will then be glued to 1" deep x 6" diameter disks which I will shape
into carinated shield bosses of the earlier period. However simple domes will
suffice and are much better than plain white fabric walls.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
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