- NOWM is 9 thru 11-Jun.
- NOWM Clean-Up Day was 20-May. During the cleanup, we discovered ticks in the deep grass. Please come to NOWM prepared to check your friends and acquaintances to remove ticks as necessary. If removed quickly, there is very little chance of disease.
- The autocrats are still looking for volunteers to help with parking, crying events, and registration. Even half an hour to provide some relief would be appreciated.
- The event will be heavily attended, as there are a lot of activities going on, including two elevations and the Baronial Investiture. Please carpool if you possibly can, as parking is going to be at a premium.
- Angharad is Royalty Liaison, and is looking for help with gift baskets for the royalty. We can now expect the entire Midrealm Royal family, as Cellach and Vukusin are the new heirs. . If you have some time to offer as a royal retainer or royalty trailer guard, please sign up on the website at http://nowm.cleftlands.org/royalty/
- Madelaine is taking pre-registration each week. Preregistration will save you $5 on the site. She’s also looking for help to serve as gate keepers Friday and Saturday of NOWM.
- Sergei is organizing breakfast and is looking for donations of quick breads. Please let him know if you’ll be able to bring some. .
- Standard-Bearer’s will be 2-Sep. Meinhard is the Event Steward. If you are interesting in helping out please get in touch with him to volunteer.
- 3-Jun, the Saturday before NOWM, is the East 200th St demo. We’ve had a change of venue, and will be setting up at the southside of the soccar field outside Arbor Elementary. It will run 9-3. Artair has posted a Facebook event with all details.
- 16-17 Sept is the Mapleside Demo. Please plan on coming..
- Artair is planning to step down as Demo Coordinator in the next three to four months. Please contact him if you’d like to know more about the position.
Guilds are the special interest groups of the SCA: people working together to focus on a particular activity. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings.
- The Cook’s Challenge: German Food Edition was well attended with Cervelat by Gwyneth, Bratwurst by Elizabella and Tarmach, Almond Dish by Aidan, Chicken Dumplings by Clarisca, a tart of a name I can’t spell by Cynwrig, a strawberry tart by Dorothea, preserved pork by Angharad, pfeffernuise by Stazi and possibly some other dishes because Angharad forgot to write them all down,
- Armorer’s Guild (and the less official Booze and Schmooze) meets at Ealdred and Clairiel’s home this Thursday, 7-10 pm . Please contact Calum at email@example.com for information or directions.
- Unofficial Fencing Practice meets this upcoming Sunday. Please contact Cynwrig for details firstname.lastname@example.org about future Sundays.
- Scribe’s Guild meets Monday, 5-June at Brackenburye Cottage with a theme of “Finish NOWM Scroll Assignments”. Please contact Milesent at email@example.com.
- Archery Guild meets Tuesdays at the home of Gwynedd and Muldonney, starting around 6 pm, and running into twilight. They have a great deal of loaner equipment, including Combat Archery arrows, so if you’re at all interested in either target or combat archery please come. With sufficient bribes, live Combat Archery targets may be provided. Contact Muldonney for details on effective bribes.
- Leatherwork’s Guild will meet at Oliver’s at 7 pm on Tuesday for an Open Bench, working on period pouches. Please contact Oliver at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Oliver Stillman on Facebook for directions and information.
- Cook’s Guild meets next week at the Baronial meeting, at 7:30 pm.
- Woodworkers Guild meets Thursday, 1-Jun, 7-10 pm at Meinhard’s home. Please contact Meinhard at Meinhard.email@example.com for directions or with questions. You can also check the Cleftlands Woodworkers Facebook page.
- Needleworkers will meet once near the end of May, to allow you time to work on garb for NOWM.
Baron and Baroness
- The succession is assured: Cellach and Vukusin are the heirs of the Middle Kingdom.
- At the Kingdom A&S Faire: Zuriel was the Division 5 Champion, and Rhiannon from Eastwatch was her runner-up. Dasani was the Division 4 Champion. Edward Brackenburye took a first for his embroidered pouch.
- At the Crown Tourney, Kari was in the final 8: Wynfang was in the final 4.
- This king and queen really really like to recognize the service of their subjects. As a result, the Crown has requested scroll blanks for use. Ginevra will collect all that you can produce at NOWM to share with them. Everyone can help, just ask the Scribes Guild members for guidance if you’ve never done it before. Even incomplete scrolls that someone else can finish are welcome.
- Artair was presented the Award of Saint Alfred for his service as Demo coordinator.
- Milesent was presented the Award of Saint Alfred for her long service to the Scribe’s Guild.
- Another person, who was not present at court, was also honored. This award will be announced later. All those present are sworn to secrecy.