[Steppes] Shameless Shill for Prizes for Warlord XXXI

lizdenpeters@juno.com lizdenpeters at juno.com
Thu May 13 18:57:40 PDT 2004

Good Gentles,
Soon Steppes Warlord XXXI will be upon us. We need wondrous things to
reward the mighty efforts of our combatants in this event. Our champions
travel from afar and labor arduously for the glory of our Kingdom and
Barony so it is only fitting that we reward them as only our Barony can.
Please contribute to our prizes for the generosity of the inhabitants of
the Steppes is known throughout Ansteorra. Again, I will be doing the
prize coordination for this event and need your assistance to make it a
We are experiencing a shortage of items for prizes and currently do not
have near as many merchants signed up as we usually do for this event. 
So, I ask each of you to go through your fabric & trim stash, your feast
gear, and other accoutrements and see what you can give.
Since many of you have asked what items are appropriate for
contributions, a list is appended below. We especially need prize items
appropriate for men. If you have questions or would like to help, please
feel free to contact me.   I will be at populace to collect items.  If
you cannot attend populace, please let me know and we can make alternate
arrangements to pick up your donations.
I thank you in advance for your kindness & generosity.
In service to the dream,
Lady Fionnuala the Fair "Nuala"
(MKA Elizabeth Peters)
Telephone: 214-330-8518 (until 10:00 P.M.)
E-Mail: lizdenpeters at juno.com
Prize Ideas
Table linens
Period looking coffee mugs
An illuminated page from a
period book
hand knitted mittens
necklaces made of semiprecious stones
handmade glass bottles (or
store bought w/corks &
no labels)
crocheted lap warmers
pouches with tablet-woven
a children's activities book
about knights
a full apron for a cook
tablet woven trim
magnifying glasses with a
nice handles
Damask napkins (Cotton or 
Linen – no synthetics, if
Basket cloths
A full set of hand-turned
wooden feast gear
Hand-made tassels,
Champleve' medallions of
the Kingdom's arms.
a bag painted with the
Kingdom's arms,
big turned wooden
candlesticks from Hobby
chip necklaces
handmade paper
a hand made ocarina
long-distance gift cards,
beanie-baby dragons,
silver vases,
sandalwood fans
a soapstone box and
boo-boo medicine,
bath salts
painted wall hangings in
Celtic motifs or any other
(effigies, etc.)
Sewing Kits for 
Honey Mead
Herbal cough remedy
A pair of vambraces
a necklace of coral and
yardage of damask brocade
a selection of various trims
wooden chests
napkins painted with the 
some really spiffy jewelry
extra long wooden hangers
an extra long garment bag
in kingdom colors
bath oils
little glass jars with various
dried/fresh herbs or
hand made cake of hand 
hand made bruise balm
embroidered pouches
dress hand kerchiefs
fresh water pearl
Giving edibles can be a bad idea - they tend to get shut into boxes
for travel and forgotten about.
Getting potables is always
Hoods in kingdom colors
are really cool!
matching goblets.
Battery powered hand-held
fans, socks, little
chemical hand-
warmer packets to go in
your gloves on chilly
nights, tiny
flashlights, etc....
Canvas tote bags
Material(esp white for
Feast gear
Artificial sinew
Duct tape
Embroidery floss
Books on art in the Middle
Embroidery hoops
A belt blank
Books on heraldry
Books on armor
A seam-ripper with the
little light on the end
Good paper (ask for
'elephant paper' at a
paper shop)
A piece of good leather
Paintbrushes (ten bucks
can get the good ones
rather than the
cruddy ones)
A length of trim
A length of lace
A basket
Some ostrich plumes
Some pheasant feathers
A Nine-men Morris game
nice period looking buckles
Rivets for armor
A strap-cutter
A rawhide mallet
A brick of beeswax
A hydrometer
A wine thief
A package of corks
Patterning paper
Books on brewing or vinting
Decks of renaissance style 
A yeast culture
Period cookbooks
Hooks and eyes
Good thread
Some antler
A cows horn
A yard or two of buckram
Tracing paper
Blank tapes
Brewers logs
Carving linoleum
Some 550 cord
Tent stakes
Banner Poles
Seeds for different herbs
Lamp oil
painted banners and
small binders or booklets in
which to list gifts given These binders
can have embroidered,
painted or leather-
worked covers put
on them.
period belt findings,
period table ware,
antler buttons,
bone/bronze needles,
hand-spun silk or wool
small yardages of brocade
that can be used as trim.
award insignia

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