[Ravensfort] Blue Moon What's it...

Mon Jun 25 06:00:44 PDT 2007

Just so you hear it from me as well...

The 'village' is VERY DANGEROUS!  DO NOT go in or around the structure!

GRAVITY is ALL that's holding the roof together!  We want to keep the fire safe and contained so the buildings are intended to burn upright for a very short time and then collapse and burn on the ground.  Going anywhere near is to invite impending disaster!

Parents be especially vigilant.


-----Original Message-----
From: ravensfort-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org [mailto:ravensfort-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of byzytym
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2007 9:23 PM
To: HOFFPAUIR, DAVID R; ravensfort at lists.ansteorra.org
Cc: clancadhla at yahoogroups.com; The Swein Broathers
Subject: Re: [Ravensfort] Blue Moon What's it...

Good people of Raven's Fort, BE WARNED !!!!

>From out of the mist on the fields of Saint David the village of Ames 
has once again made itself real.  I have touched it with my own hand.  But take care, it is an empty shell, with ought but the ghosts of lost souls that lay in wait, hungry for the unsuspecting that wander too close.  Keep your children far from it's beckoning walls.  There is true danger.  A contingency of stout vigilantes have volunteered to burn the contaminated buildings to the ground at the Blue Moon Revel, thus purging the damned spirits and purifying Anes Dunum once again.

Know ye this, when the village of Ames Dunum appears and is of this real world, strange and unexplained thing happen.  Keep your eyes wide and look for the touch of the fairy land.  If you watch and keep Raven's Fort deep in your heart you will see.  Our own David Saint David has already had a vision this very day.  What's round and black and white and floats over a field and moos ?

On a serious note, the village of Ames Dunum is built from old wood fencing and held together with a few screws and a lot of prayers.  It is dangerous. 
At the Blue Moon Revel it will be roped off until we are ready to torch it at dusk.  Please keep your children ( and adults ) far away from the structures.

In closing, I would like to give a tip of the hat and a thank you to our long lost sister birds in The Isle of the Golden Phoenix who gave birth to the Blue Moon Revel.  Peace unto them and all they know.


"What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul ?"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "HOFFPAUIR, DAVID R" <ENV_DRH at shsu.edu>
To: <ravensfort at lists.ansteorra.org>
Cc: <clancadhla at yahoogroups.com>; "The Swein Broathers" 
<sweinnet at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 12:19 PM
Subject: [Ravensfort] Blue Moon What's it...

Heilsa ya'll,

Ok, with that bit about the site now firmly resolved, we can self-motivate 
to plan B...

As was discussed, and has been requested, by HE Brion, HE Fiona and a holy 
host of other Baronial members, I will open my humble bit of Sanctuary for a 
Blue Moon Party.  It will be June 30.  Show up on Friday, leave on Sunday. 
I'm flexible.  We have a couple of things planned, but primarily it's a 
eating meeting.  A social gathering.  A flying of colors in the face of 
adversity. A core grouping.  "We few, we happy few...." What follows there 
shall be naught but a triumph of human spirit where gentlemen in England now 
abed shall think themselves accursed they were not here...  It's also a 
chance to hang out nekked with your friends.  Unless of course you care to 
wear garb.

So what are we doing?  Ok, fire.  Big fire.  Ded burnt bodies.  Pillaging. 
Rapping.  Rap, Pillage, Burn.  Rolling bones for treasure!  Food.  Whack yer 
buddy.  Guitars and Drums required.  Sing if you're poor.  Tell stories, if 
you're destitute.  Smile and be happy in excess.  Work on your Moon Tan. 
Oogle over Berta's new toe.  Hug trees.  Belch.  Twister.  Other suggestions 
are welcome.

The Lord's Manor is still under construction, so privies will be requested 
from the local province.  Tentage is acceptable.  There be crashable space 
in the Lord's Manor, but it's all hard surface (i.e. floor).  Bring your own 
rushes, bed bugs, and farm animals if sleeping in the Lord's Manor.  Peasant 
fan slaves will be pluggable.  There is water, although the water ogre is a 
bit of a moaner whilst at his art.

The Lord's Manor is open to all.  Have fun, decorate the Great Hall!  Don't 
fall off the battlements!  You shan't survive and will likely land where 
someone has urinated.

Ok, so that's all clear.  EVERYONE is invited and EVERYONE, by Baronial 
Decree is EXPECTED to attend.  Unless of course you can show proof of the 
pre-existing condition of death with which you may leave early...

We have like two weeks to organize. I and several others will be working out 
there non-stop!  We have a village to construct.  Bon fire to pile. Grass to 
whack.  Menu to plan.  The Great Hall needs a Medieval Martha Stewart, so 
ladies, enjoy yourselves...  Envy me, my Great Hall!  muaHAHAHA!  I suggest 
tapestry, banners, and pumpkins.

This is not a sanctioned event, so no real rules, excepting the ones I make 
up as we go...  Although all mundane and SCA laws are good guidelines for 
behavior.  Don't Drink and Drive.  The Lord's Dungeon is currently full of 
gay Saracens, but we'll find room there for anyone caught drunken droving...

Ok, enough for now...

Oh, and a reminder, this gathering IS NOT on site.  Me and the site's land 
owner are diligently dozing away underbrush so that you may gaze longingly 
in that direction.  Through the trees and across the way, you may catch a 
fleeting glimpse of your beloved Hybreasal...  She does exist!  She does 
live!  She does miss you!  ...but resist.  You may feel tempted, drawn forth 
by heart's desire to frolic free as once we all did there, but resist. 
RESIST!  There be trolls about!  EVIL, MERCILESS TROLLS! ...and no one, not 
even our bravest, shall venture forth to recover your body!  So don't cross 
the fence!

...although you may touch it once indulgences have been paid.


-----Original Message-----
From: ravensfort-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org 
[mailto:ravensfort-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Kief av 
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2007 1:17 PM
To: ravensfort at lists.ansteorra.org
Subject: Re: [Ravensfort] FW: Blue Moon

Heilsa all...

Regarding the use of the site I would kindly remind everyone that the site 
owners asked us as a Barony to limit the number of "events" at the site...

Since the Rohe family is not part of the SCA they may not know the 
difference between gatherings like the "Un-event" and "Blue Moon Revel" and 
real Ansteorran Calendar events... I would request that the Barony please 
limit the use of the site to two real Ansteorran Calendar Events per year 
that are hosted by Raven's Fort...further, please limit the number of "camp 
out work weekends" to two...one per Calendar event or a total of two per 
year for any reason.

The main concern of the V-Bar Ranch owners is overuse of the pasture, 
destruction of the grass during dry times and trenching/rutting during times 
of mud by vehicle traffic.

Thank you all for you time and your consideration in these concerns.


Now this statement makes me retch, "The Barony does not seem to be filled 
with self-motivators right now, so we'll see.  Regardless, there is a core 
group of us that are planning on celebrating Blue Moon because... well, we 
like to keep moving forward even if the Barony sleeps through it."

Where was your so-called "core group" during the many years the Barony could 
have used your assistance? How much "revision of the real history" do you 
think people will swallow?

Bah...how shallow...and how deja vu your actions and words...

Wæs Þu Hæl in TroÞ and FriÞ...!
Sir Kief, Baron Raven's Fort
"Better the Hammer than the nail..."

p.s. Indeed..."What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but 
loses his soul ?"


>From: "byzytym" <byzytym at charter.net>
>To: "ElectricRavens" <ravensfort at lists.ansteorra.org>,"David Brown"
><lddevin03 at yahoo.com>
>Subject: Re: [Ravensfort] FW:  Blue Moon
>Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2007 17:43:31 -0500
>The blue moon is Saturday, June 30th.  I figured that we would talk
>about it on Sunday at fighter practice and decide if there is enough
>interest in our group to make it happen.  The Barony does not seem to
>be filled with self-motivators right now, so we'll see.  Regardless,
>there is a core group of us that are planning on celebrating Blue Moon
>because... well, we like to keep moving forward even if the Barony
>sleeps through it.  You are more than welcome either way.
>"What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his
>soul ?"

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