Category Archive: In the News

Congratulations Count Nikolai!

On Wednesday, May 2nd the Barony of the Cleftlands hosted Captain Sirius’ 6′ Spear Tournament. The well attended tourney had over ten participants. When the dust finally settled and the blows were counted, Count Nikolai Grigorevich Petrov was victorious and the winner of a hand-crafted spear. Huzzah! Photograph by Forester Gwyneth Cole.

Congratulations Sirius of Cleftlands!

On Wednesday, April 25th, the Cleftlands lists were opened up to all armored combatants to test their mettle in the annual tournament. Numerous inspired combatants stepped forth and took to the lists. When the flurry of rattan, sweat, and dramatic deaths slowed and the last blows were counted, one armored combatant emerged victorious. Congratulations to …

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Congratulations Foresters Muldonny and Gwyneth!

On March 31, 2018 the Barony of Sternfeld hosted Better War Through Archery. A small contingent of Cleftlands archers traveled west towards the Constellation region to participate in one of the premier archery events of the Middle Kingdom. A missive was received with great news! The ranks of the Greenwood Company expanded by the addition of …

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Gaming Revel

On February 28, the Barony of the Cleftlands gathered together to game! Our many members arrived, games in tow, for a night of gaming, dancing, and eating. The Cook’s Guild sponsored a Combat Cooking challenge with many delicious entries in addition to the standard dessert revel fare. Lady Eve’s Dances from the East Kingdom were …

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Yule Revel

On December 20, the Barony of the Cleftlands celebrated the end of the month with a Tudor-themed Yule Revel. Our many members arrived in Tudor or other festive clothing to celebrate the many festivities in December. The snack table was laden with delicious treats, the white elephant gift exchange had many participants, and the table …

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Congratulations Alessandro Vitturi Da Canal!

On Wednesday, November 29th, the Cleftlands lists were opened up to all rapier combatants to test their mettle in the (now) annual tournament. Numerous inspired combatants stepped forth and took to the lists. When the flurry of steel, sweat, and dramatic deaths slowed and the last blows were counted, one rapier combatant emerged victorious. Congratulations …

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Cleveland Mini Maker Fair Demo

On Saturday, November 4th, fourteen members of the Barony of the Cleftlands participated in the Mini Maker Fair at the Cleveland Public Library. The event showcased the talents of makers from far and wide. Exhibits included life-sized functioning models of Star Wars droids, a Tesla Coil orchestra, and a 30-foot long fire-breathing metal dragon. The …

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Congratulations Mistress Milesent and Archers!

On October 28th, the Marche of Tirnewydd hosted the event Red Dragon at a new site in Marysville, OH. Heeding the call to arms, the archers of the Cleftlands traveled en masse to the south to arch as well as compete in the William Tell shoot. The price of admission to this tourney was a …

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All Saints Day Revel

On October 25, the Barony of the Cleftlands celebrated the end of month with a gathering themed All Saints Day. Our many members arrived in saintly costumes, cleverly constructed masks, or in garb to revel the night away. The Cook’s Guild sponsored the subtlety challenge of disguised food and the cooks of the Cleftlands rose …

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Congratulations Forester Garvin!

Congratulations to Forester Garvin the Slow for sweeping the tournaments at Merlin’s Merry Minions hosted at the event The Beast Of Fall, held on October 7 in the Barony of Red Spears. He succeeded in scaring away groundhogs from the range, then took the royal rounds, and finally slew Sir Pierce, the advancing man. Huzzah!

Congratulations Cleftlands Archers!

Congratulations to the Cleftlands Archery Unit for their wins at Brendokenfest on September 30, 2017. The team shoot winners were their Excellencies, Mistress Milesent Vibert and Forester Edward Brackenburye paired with Lord Cadfan of Cleftlands. The individual shoot winner was her Excellency, Mistress Zuriel Nightshade. Huzzah!

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Congratulations Valharic, Zuriel, and Aldermoureis!

Congratulation to the newest Cleftlands pelicans, Master Valharic, Mistress Zuriel, and Mistress Alda who were recognized by the Crown of the Middle Kingdom during the Pennsic War for their years of dedicate service to the Society.  Master Lucius Aurelius Valharic  Mistress Zuriel Nightshade  Mistress Aldermoureis Ventzke

East 200th Street Demo

On Saturday, June 3rd members of the Barony of the Cleftlands participated in the East 200th Street Stroll, just around the corner from the Regular Meeting site. The armored combat and rapier list drew a lot of attention and visitors to our demonstration were dazzled by the variety of activities on display. These activities included: …

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King Arthur Movie Premier

The Barony of the Cleftlands was asked to provide a demonstration for the sneak preview of the new King Arthur movie at Valley View Cinema. Twenty-three members attended and spoke with patrons and provided literature to generate interest in our group and activities. The movie received mixed reviews. Some energetically enjoyed it for its action …

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Happy 52nd Birthday, SCA!

The Barony of the Cleftlands would like to wish the Society for Creative Anachronism Happy 52nd Birthday! An abridged history from the annuls of Wikipedia: The SCA’s roots can be traced to a backyard graduation party of a UC Berkeley medieval studies graduate, the author Diana Paxson, in Berkeley, California, on May Day in 1966. …

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Congratulations Avanger of Brendoken!

On Wednesday, April 26th, the Cleftlands lists were opened up to all armored combatants to test their mettle in the bi-annual tournament. Numerous inspired combatants stepped forth and took to the lists. When the flurry of rattan, sweat, and dramatic deaths slowed and the last blows were counted, one armored combatant emerged victorious and earned …

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Cleftlands Scribal Display

The Honorable Lord Pietro Nicolo da San Tebaldo, the deputy Minister of Arts & Sciences in the Cleftlands, issued a themed dessert revel which took place on March 29. Members of the barony were encouraged to display scrolls they had received through the years. Over a hundred scribal works were displayed, spanning not only the …

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Congratulations Pietro Nicolo da San Tebaldo!

On Wednesday, February 22nd, the Cleftlands lists were opened up to all rapier combatants to test their mettle in the bi-annual tournament. Eleven inspired combatants stepped  forth and took to the lists. When the flurry of steel, spoons, and stuffed otters slowed and the last blows were counted, one rapier combatant emerged victorious and earned …

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Cleftlands Rapier Tournament

Their Excellencies Calum and Constanza, fourth Baron and Baroness of the Cleftlands, cordially invite you to their last rapier tournament held on Wednesday, February 22nd in Euclid, OH. All authorized rapier combatants are welcome to participate. The tournament will commence around 7:45 PM. If competing, please arrive early enough to make known your intentions to …

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