Baron’s Howe – 12016 HE

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September 9, 2016 by Rua Lupa

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Baron’s Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE, Mordain’s Rings. Photo by Fáelán “Ruadh” ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

Baron’s Howe – an SCA event in Ealdormere that is near North Bay Ontario, Canada – has recently just passed by during the Labour Day Weekend here in Canada. It was another great event hosted by the Ubershire, BrennisteinVatn.

We had a Bardic Circle that was great fun – particularly when Her Majesty contributed one of her favorites that all present participated in, “Crúiscín Lán“… and Aethelbert had just filled his cup full (in this song you have to down your drink at the end) 😛

There were friendly games of Hunker Hausen and Maide Leisg (pronunciation here);

Hunker Hausen, Baron's Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Starting Position. Image by Fáelán "Ruadh" ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

Hunker Hausen, Baron’s Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Starting Position. Photo by Fáelán “Ruadh” ua Aodha / Rua Lupa. Digitally Altered.

Hunker Hausen, Baron's Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Now Try To Pull or Slack Enough To Make Other Person Fall Off Log. Image by Fáelán "Ruadh" ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

Hunker Hausen, Baron’s Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Now Try To Pull or Slack Enough To Make Other Person Fall Off Log. Photo by Fáelán “Ruadh” ua Aodha / Rua Lupa. Digitally Altered.

Here is some better footage of the game that I took during Trillium War this year.

While I played the Hunker Hausen game, my spouse had made a remark that ended up in the Camp’s Notebook of Interesting Things Said at Camp; “This is the first time I’ve told me wife to yank another guy off”. 😀

Maide Leisg, Baron's Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Sit Facing Each Other, Place Feet Together with Knees Bent, Hold Stick Between You Both - Alternating Hands. Now Pull Your Opponent Hard Enough To Lift Their Bottom Off Of Ground. Image by Fáelán "Ruadh" ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

Maide Leisg, Baron’s Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Sit Facing Each Other, Place Feet Together with Knees Bent, Hold Stick Between You Both – Alternating Hands. Now Pull Your Opponent Hard Enough To Lift Their Bottom Off Of Ground. Photo by Fáelán “Ruadh” ua Aodha / Rua Lupa. Digitally Altered.

There was also axe throwing + a night throw (lots of fun hitting the glowsticks on the target and seeing the spurts of glowing ‘blood’ – even though you’re supposed to hit the center and miss the glowstick ring, which makes ‘losing’ a bit more fun); Along with archery, heavy fighting in “the bowl”, and a whole lot of personal crafting among participants that was a nice social in itself.

Baron's Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Crafting Social in the Camps, and Fighting in "The Bowl". Image by Fáelán "Ruadh" ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

Baron’s Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Crafting Social in the Camps, and Fighting in “The Bowl”. Photo by Fáelán “Ruadh” ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

Baron's Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Fighting In "The Bowl". Image by Fáelán "Ruadh" ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

Baron’s Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Fighting In “The Bowl”. Photo by Fáelán “Ruadh” ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

Baron's Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Northern View of Fighting In "The Bowl". Image by Fáelán "Ruadh" ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

Baron’s Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Northern View of Fighting In “The Bowl”. Photo by Fáelán “Ruadh” ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

We also had the pleasure of having their Majesties of Ealdormere present, Queen Adrielle III & King Nigel III. I really enjoyed being able to get to know her majesty and hang out with fellow northern folk from the Shire.

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Baron’s Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE, Gathering For Court. Photo by Fáelán “Ruadh” ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

At court Olaf Smeds was awarded the Scarlet Banner.
And there was a bit of a surprise for my spouse and I – we both were awarded Orions!

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Baron’s Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Award of The Orion to Fáelán “Ruadh” ua Aodha. Calligraphy & Illumination by THL Catriona, Wording by Master Brand. Photo by Fáelán “Ruadh” ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

Thanks to TH Lady Catriona and Master Brand for this lovely scroll – and to those who thought what I was doing was worthy enough to put it to the royal’s ears for this honor!

I am impressed by the amount of attention there is to my persona with this scroll (600 AD [+/-200yrs] and earlier Dal Riata / Pict). Not only is there a beautiful Celtic stag, but the poem style is “Based on the 6th century poem ‘Pangur Pan’, one of the earliest examples of Irish Poetry” Simply Amazing.

Baron's Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Award of The Orion to Fáelán "Ruadh" ua Aodha. Calligraphy & Illumination by THL Scaith ingen Chaennaig, Illuminatino based on Harley MS 293, Fol. 8 British Library. Wording by Lord Dietrich von Sachsen, inspired by the Exeter book of Riddles. Photo by Fáelán "Ruadh" ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

Baron’s Howe, Ealdormere, 12016 HE. Award of The Orion to Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle. Calligraphy & Illumination by THL Scaith ingen Chaennaig, Illumination based on Harley MS 293, Fol. 8 British Library. Wording by Lord Dietrich von Sachsen, inspired by the Exeter book of Riddles. Photo by Fáelán “Ruadh” ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

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Award of The Orion to Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle. Calligraphy & Illumination by THL Scaith ingen Chaennaig, Illumination based on Harley MS 293, Fol. 8 British Library. Character Image Altered to Look Like Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle. Photo by Fáelán “Ruadh” ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

This imagery of Aethelbert is well suited – as seen in this following photo of him at the event… as well as in the background of the first photo and the crafting social photo.

Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle, Talking About Shoemaking at Baron's Howe, 12016 HE. Photo by Fáelán "Ruadh" ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle, Talking About Shoemaking at Baron’s Howe, 12016 HE. Photo by Fáelán “Ruadh” ua Aodha / Rua Lupa

On the Saturday Morning I also had a different surprise…

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And one other funny thing happened that weekend. Their excellencies of Ramshaven had some gifted cherries soaked in vodka and orange peels that they cracked open to try and share on the Sunday Night. The verdict was it tasted of pin-sol. So we then decided to try to flambe them, and this is the result.

It was a fun and relaxing weekend with fabulous company (though Skrael was missed) and gorgeous setting – notably completely free of poison ivy. I recommend any in the great Kingdom of Ealdormere who haven’t been to try for next year.

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