Baron’s Brouhaha, The Fifth, Anno Societatis 53 / 12018 H.E.

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Jul 27, 2018 by Rua Lupa

Baron’s Brouhaha is a weekend of medieval camping, combat, martial arts, drop in classes and festivities.

This year Brouhaha went from Friday July 13th to Sunday, July 15th.

(Here are the accounts of Baron’s Brouhaha the 3rd, and 4th)

ALL THE MAPS!!

(I Like Maps…)

In the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) we are organized by populace memberships:

CANTON: A local group with a minimum of 5 memberships and three offices held – Seneschal, Exchequer, and either a Herald, a Minister of Arts and Sciences, or a Marshall.

BARONY: A large region that hosts diverse activity with an established organization of Officers.

KINGDOM: Several Baronies unifying to hold a crown tournament, maintaining its own established organization of Officers.

Below you will see how the Kingdom of Ealdormere is organized and where within this system, the event was held.

‘Baron’s Brouhaha’ is hosted at Glyndmere (a 5 acre farm that is owned by Penda and Sibylla of Glyndmere), organized by the Canton of Northgeatham, in the Barony of Ramshaven, in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

Map by Adam Love 2009

Baronies and Shires of Ealdormere

Ealdormere Bead Marking Location of Baron’s Brouhaha. Burnt Lodge Custom Silk Map. Bead by heartofoakcrafts on Etsy | Photo by Rua Lupa

Map of the Barony of Ramshaven by Dietrich von Sachsen, modified by Rua Lupa (treating glare from glass frame)

This is one of our closer events in the SCA | Image by Rua Lupa

Welcome to Glyndmere in the Canton of Northgeatham! | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Home Sweet Home for the Weekend | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

A fellow camper’s home for the weekend… | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

They seem a bit stiff… | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Now you are just intimidating… | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Wait, no. That was just Dietrich von Sachsen’s Armor on a mount. | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Martial Arts

The Armoured combat, rapier, and thrown weapons Fields!

Their Excellencies of Ramshaven viewing the Martial Fields | I cannot help but wonder what is going through Wulfric of Blackwood’s head right now… | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14, 12018 H.E. | Photo by Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle

Penda of Glyndmere VS Dietrich von Sachsen | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14, 12018 H.E. | Photo by Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle

Tristan Galbraith VS Dietrich von Sachsen | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14, 12018 H.E. | Photo by Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle

Josh, Marshaling the Heavy Combat | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14, 12018 H.E. | Photo by Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle

Tristan Galbraith VS Wulfric of Blackwood | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14, 12018 H.E. | Photo by Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle

Penda of Glyndmere VS Prince Evander | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14, 12018 H.E. | Photo by Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle

Prince Evander VS Dietrich von Sachsen – There is a reason why he is our Prince… | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14, 12018 H.E. | Photo by Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle

Prince Evander VS Wulfric of Blackwood | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14, 12018 H.E. | Photo by Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle

I apologize that I have no photos of the Rapier Combatants – Very good bouts on their end too!

Arts & Science Classes

The Great Hall (barn in previous images) on-site is used for artisan activities and shelter from weather – later on for feast and court.

Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle doing some Leatherwork for Mic Cillian | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14, 12018 H.E. | Photo by Rua Lupa

Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle doing some Leatherwork | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Ramshaven Community Weaving Project – this will become a kneeling pad for Court | July 14, 12018 H.E. | Photo by Rua Lupa

Princess Marioun leading a class on illumination | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Working on some Illuminations | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Tristan Galbraith doing some Calligraphy work – Adnar (out of photo) led a class on Calligraphy throughout the day | July 14, 12018 H.E. | Photo by Rua Lupa

Mic Cillian leading a class on playing the Bodhran | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

COURT

Court of Their Royal Highnesses, Evander and Marioun, Prince and Princess of Ealdormere, and that of Their Excellencies Ramshaven, Penn and Lucia | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle, Modified by Rua Lupa

Their Excellencies had a couple of sheep in their entourage that needed names, which they held a naming competition for and announced the winning names at court. Sibylla of Glyndmere was the winning namer for both Sheep! Gaining the prize of the sheep candle holders.

Winston for his Excellency’s sheep, and Zipporah (on account of the strange devices that could be “zipped” along the sheep’s back) for her Excellency’s sheep | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle, Modified by Rua Lupa

Their Excellencies then began releasing their champions selected last year, and thanking them for their service with a token – Banners Marking The Champion’s Achievement and Year, made by His Excellency Penn of Ramshaven.

Armoured Combat Champion, Lord Bartholmus Hespeler, Released From Duty and Gifted A Banner Token in Thanks | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle, Modified by Rua Lupa

Arts & Science Champion, Tigerna Fáelán Ruadh ua Aodha (Your’s Truly – Rua Lupa), Released From Duty and Gifted A Banner Token in Thanks | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle, Modified by Rua Lupa

Thrown Weapons Champion, TH Lord Daniel of Whitby, Appearing reluctant to give up the symbol of his office – A Very Large Axe, was Released From Duty and Gifted A Banner Token in Thanks | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

They also thanked their previous Rapier Champion, Lady Alienor la fileuse, and Archery Champion Lady Helga, all of whom could not make it to the event.

Their Excellencies then announced that the word for this year was (and is) “Song”, whether written, performed, requested, or otherwise supported.

Her Excellency Lucia of Ramshaven is to be taken seriously! | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

As a result, there will be multiple Bardic Champions over the course of this year. With that they called forth Lady Hlaefdige Sibylla of Glyndmere in recognition of her service creating songbooks for their time on the High Seats, to be their first Bardic Champion, who would stand until Coronation.

Hlaefdige Sibylla, being presented with her favourite piece of regalia, the Ram’s Horn of Ramshaven – with which she joyously sound to the delight of the hall | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Their Excellencies of Ramshaven then began to call forth their new Champions to fill in the place left by those before them.

Lord Wulfric of the Blackwoods, Armoured Combat Champion, presented with the tabard and shield.

Lady Christiana de Mundegumri, Rapier Champion, being presented with the cloak of the Rapier Champion | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Lady Christiana de Mundegumri, Rapier Champion, donning the cloak of the Rapier Champion | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Their Archery and Thrown Weapons champions had been selected from Tournaments at FOOL: Meistres Wencendl of Rokesburg for Archery, and Ivan syn Irina for Thrown Weapons.

Mic Cillian the Pirate was then called forth. Their Excellencies Penn and Lucia noted that Mic Cillian had been with us for a year now, and in celebrating his contributions to Bardic circles at Trillium War, their Excellencies presented Mic Cillian with his Guidon de Sang, and declared that, as lovely a people as the Norgoth Barbarians are, Mic Cillian the Pirate is claimed by Ramshaven. Huzzah! I mean, Wassail! ahem… 😉

Mic Cillian the Pirate being claimed by their Excellencies of Ramshavent by presenting Mic Cillian with a Guidon de Sang | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Their Excellencies then thanked their assembled nobility for attending, and closed their court.

Their Royal Highnesses, resuming their court, called forth His Excellency Ramshaven, Baron Penn de Moranza. In recognition of his skill in the arts of cookerie – specifically his “porcine pursuits” in creating sausages and bacon – Their Highnesses, on behalf of Their Majesties, presented him with his Award of the Orion.

His Excellency Ramshaven, Baron Penn de Moranza, being presented with the Award of the Orion | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

His Excellency Ramshaven, Baron Penn de Moranza, being presented with the Award of the Orion | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Their Highnesses then called forth for the newcomers, and all delighted in four new gentles attending the Thrones. They were presented with gifts of newcomers’ cups, as is our Tradition.

Four new gentles attending the Thrones and receiving welcoming gifts of cups | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Their Highness then called forth the Event Staff to attend them,

Event Staff, From Left to Right: Lady Anne du Lac, Thegn Penda of Glindemere, Lady Hlaefdige Sibylla of Glyndmere, Lady Wulfwynne of the Blackwoods, and Lord Wulfric of the Blackwoods | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

and, lavishing praise on their Excellencies Penda and Sibylla for the generosity of opening their home to everyone, presented them with gifts to share amongst their staff – some of which included candles that had gone to Trillium War and were a touch… melty.

Candles that were a touch… melty – #ThanksTrilliumWar | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Finally, the Marshals of the various Tournaments were called forth. On the armoured combat list, Lord Wulfric reported two tournaments were held. The winner of the All-Day Bear Pit was His Excellency Penda, and the victor of the Speed Tourney was His Grace Sir Edward the Red.

On the Thrown Weapons Tournament, Lord Guoillauc filius Brancu noted that there were a record number of people trying thrown weapons for the first time – at least, in his experience. For the Blackjack Tournament, there were a number of winners, whom he asked to stand and be recognized. The Yeoman of the Wolf tournament was won by none other than himself.

Their Highnesses thanked the assembled nobility of the realm for joining them at the event, and let it be known that, being this their first time in attendance, they look forward to many years of future attendance. All business being complete, Court was then closed.

Thanks to Dietrich von Sachsen, Green Mantle (acting as herald for their Highnesses) for providing this account of court to accompany the images.

FEAST

After court a pot-luck feast was held,

Assortment of foods from Potluck | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Sekanjabin – a water flavor additive – find recipe here | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Settlers of the Ram continued again this year – a card based game where you gained a set of cards when you register at Gate, and earned more at each activity you participate in during the event, then use them to enter door prizes that were drawn after Feast.

Captain Mic Cillian got his Ship! Our very own contribution to the Door Prizes that was purchased from it’s creator Dagmar at Wassail AS 50 | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Regretfully I did not take photos of all the prizes available – there were many, the majority being handcrafted goods, from weavings, cups, bowls and beads to metalworkings, bags, lamps and mead, all made by members of the Society. All great prizes to be sure. I managed to win a wonderful trim made by the Blackwood sisters that may find its way onto a certain regalia.

THROW AT WILL

I may not have had photos of axe throwing that I thoroughly enjoyed that day, but I did document the many spear throws at Will after Feast. (The dummy was named Will)

Emer Nic Aidan Throwing At Will | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Guoillauc filius Brancu (Our Field Marshal for Thrown Weapons!) Throwing At Will | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Newcomer Throwing At Will | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle Throwing At Will | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

That Is A Hit! Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Fáelán Ruadh ua Aodha (Rua Lupa) Throwing At Will | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Sibylla of Glyndmere

Fáelán Ruadh ua Aodha (Rua Lupa) Going In For The Mercy Kill | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Sibylla of Glyndmere, Cropped by Rua Lupa

Newcomer Hits Their Mark | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Newcomer Ready To Throw | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Mic Cillian Throwing At Will – Will is not impressed | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Our wonderful Thrown Weapons Marshall, Guoillauc filius Brancu, providing advice for Mic Cillian | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Mic Cillian Getting Into Position | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Mic Cillian making a Killing! | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Raffe of Ardcreag – You have done this before haven’t you? | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Raffe of Ardcreag Retrieving His Successful Hits | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Even Raffe of Ardcreag misses sometimes | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Emer Nic Aidan wounds Will | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Emer Nic Aidan Giving the Killing Blow | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

The Lovely Evening Sky Over Glyndmere | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

After such fun throwing at Will, I decided it best that I start the fire for Bardic Circle before dark. Notably the day had been very humid, and thus was having trouble starting my charred cloth with my Chert and Steel. His Grace, Sir Edward the Red, noticing my struggle (and being the very person who taught me how to use chert and steel to begin with) came over and taught me a new method that is far easier to start chard cloth. But even then it was not starting. So, mentally tucking away that new trick for a future use, I took out my modern magnesium striker and file – which worked! Once I got the fire a goodly size *Sizes may appear larger if Rua is present* I filled my cup with the drinks that our hosts provided, and took out my djembe – playing out to bring forth the populace for Bardic Circle.

Bardic Circle

Bardic Circle – Learn Some Ealdormerian Songs Linked Here! | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 14th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Below is Mic Cillian and Emer Nic Aidan Performing “Wild Mountain Thyme (Go Lassie Go)”

Bardic was a lot of fun that evening, and to much of our delight, our new guests were familiar with some of our songs – due to Lady Heather Dale’s prevalence as a modern day singer and song writer who had her beginnings in the SCA.

The following video is one of Lady Heather Dale’s songs we sang that night,

We also sang Diggy Diggy Hole – there was a large variety of songs.

Get our latest Ramshaven Song book here!

Our new comers were so impressive in their contributions to Bardic Circle – On Their Very First SCA Event! – They were each gifted a ring by our resident bards (as is our custom in Ealdormere in acknowledging those who inspire us in our Society). WASSAIL!

Sunday Smithing

Sunday, our host Penda of Glyndmere, started up his forge and taught smithing to those who were interested. This was our third Baron’s Brouhaha, but our first time being able to stay and participate in the Smithing!

Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle making a Shoemaking Tool | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 15th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Penda doing some of his own smithing, and Brave Newcomer making a Knife | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 15th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

I am making a Lamp Stake to hang our Lantern From! Guoillauc filius Brancu, on the left, ended up making a lovely wall hook | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 15th 12018HE | Photo by Aethelbert of Whitstone Isle

Bold Newcomer Makes A Knife As First Project! Well Done! | Brouhaha AS 53 | July 15th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

My New Lamp Stake!| Brouhaha AS 53 | July 15th 12018HE | Photo by Rua Lupa

Brouhaha was such a good time, I had to remind myself to make use of my camera to capture it! Thank you to our hosts, Penda and Sibylla for using your farm, and all of Northgeatham for their work in making this event possible. I hope to join you all here for many years to come!

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One thought on “Baron’s Brouhaha, The Fifth, Anno Societatis 53 / 12018 H.E.

  1. Christian says:

    Heather Dale is a favorite! Excellent song choice.

    Like

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