[Northkeep] News from Kings Champion Medieval Faire

Jerry Herring j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 14 10:52:08 PDT 2009

I knew I was going to spell his name wrong.

Sorry Sarran.


From: Tina Michael <tinabetta at gmail.com>
To: The Barony of Northkeep <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2009 12:23:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Northkeep] News from Kings Champion Medieval Faire

As one of those fair damsels who watched the combatants on Saturday I must
say I could not have been more proud to be Sarran's lady.

On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Jon Eppler <jon.d.eppler at gmail.com> wrote:

> The 1588 Muster group had a great time getting in on everything!
> Luckily we have some cross over members like GG, Dairmid, Heinrich,
> and me to get our other guests up to speed for SCA rapier/C&T
> fighting.  I also enjoyed working with Amadeo on C&T fighting.  Thanks
> to William for helping me get my arm armor back up and running!  It
> made a big difference in how my day went.
> Johann Von Aue
> On Mon, Sep 14, 2009 at 9:20 AM, Jerry Herring
> <j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> > Greetings one and all,
> > As the day sits gray and grim one hopes you are found safe and dry during
> this fine soft Ansteorran weather we are experiencing. For myself though
> time has worn my temperance and wet pavilions find me worried my spirits are
> well and goodly lifted after the showing from Northkeep and her populace
> after presenting a demo at the Tulsa Parks King's Champion Medieval Faire.
> Thank you to each of you who made an effort to contribute no matter what
> your part or how small you felt your role was for any effort from you on
> behalf of this great Barony was truly a herculean feat.
> >
> >  Late though the day ran on Friday many were there to lend their hands
> raising pavilions and with good humor all left girded for the day to follow.
> Dawn breaking upon the wooded glen and dewy field of the Faire site was a
> glory to behold as all the world seemed fresh and new. Banners and pennants
> flapped in the breeze and the bustle of those preparing for the day was a
> site to behold. Though the attendance of visitors was slow and often low the
> folk of Northkeep who gathered at the Faire all preformed wonderfully. A
> local Pike company for the 1588 Muster joined us in the fun presenting
> side-sword and pike techniques.
> >
> > The tournaments of Ensign and Dionader were held in alternating rounds
> upon the list field. Folks of all manner from across the faire gather to
> enjoy the displays of martial prowess. Small boys watching in wonder their
> eyes wide as they dreamed of knighthood slaying dragons and saving fair
> damsels, and many a fair maiden (despite her age) watched with a discerning
> eye as many a noble and strapping warrior exerted himself in the
> competitions. In the end two bold heroes won the day. Lord Seamus know
> affectionately as Spanky claimed the title of Ensign, and Lord Saren the
> Traveler claimed the title Dionader.  Wearing a rain soaked few lasted out
> the day huddled under pavilions and trees...hoping for some reprieve but
> none came and we retired from the faire for the night.
> >
> > Bells and Hymns welcomed the second day as many late from their beds made
> ready for the faire. Between bouts of weather there were pleasant windows
> where many folk visited Northkeep, and our warriors boldly once more took to
> the field giving a good show to all who were there to see. Alas as the day
> wore on much of the faire died off due to the returning rain. Many folk of
> Northkeep took the opportunity to wander abut the merchants or take in the
> Gypsy Fire Dancers, or to check up on the lone Pirate ship which seemed to
> have been scuttled on the western side of the faire.  Later in the day the
> whole affair had one last grand resurgence allowing for some breeze not
> baring rain before we the faire ended and we started tearing down...but as
> all was making ready for the end and packing up was in mid state Mother
> Nature in her ever so elemental way reminded us that it can always be
> worse...The rain which had been but light before now started in earnest with
> a
> >  heavy soaking for pavilion and Northkeeper alike. Wet and weary we all
> made our best attempts to pack away our things and then headed for the warm
> and dry safety of home.
> >
> > Though often dreary the fair this year was better than the last and if
> the weather had cooperated it would have been truly grand. Please start
> planning for next year as I for one can not wait to see how it grows.
> >
> > Kindly
> > Ian
> > Baron
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