Category Archive: In the News

A Not-So-Medieval Potluck

On June 26, the Barony of the Cleftlands gathered together to celebrate A Not-So-Medieval Potluck! Our many members arrived with their favorite potluck fare in hand and relaxed while His Excellency Crispin tended the hearth fires.  Thank you to all those who contributed and attended!

Congratulations Prince Seto and Princess Ynes!

On Sunday, May 26th in the far away lands of the Barony of Sternfeld, their Royal Majesties King Edmund and Queen Kateryn hosted their Crown Tournament at the Middle Kingdom Golden Jubilee celebrations. Once the dust settled and the blows were counted, the Midrealm crowned the 100th heirs to the Kingdom, Prince Seto Gesshuko and Princess …

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Congratulations King Edmund and Queen Kateryn!

On Saturday, May 4th in the far away lands of the Barony of Shadowed Stars, their Royal Majesties King Edmund and Queen Kateryn were crowned during a successful transition of power. We wish Count A’kos and Countess Bella well in their retirement. Photographs by: The Honorable Lady Brangwayn Snowden.

Congratulations Duke Valharic!

On Wednesday, April 24th, the Cleftlands lists were opened up to all armored combatants to test their mettle in the annual tournament. The theme of combat for the tournament was a random weapon style, including a rather humorous two-shield survival challenge. Numerous inspired combatants stepped forth and took to the lists. When the flurry of …

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Congratulations Forester Gwyneth, Schutzenfest winner!

On March 30th, the Barony of Sternfeld hosted the event Better War Through Archery in Danville, IN. A select group of archers traveled westward to participate in the biannual Schutzenfest, one of the premiere archery tournaments in the Kingdom where the winners of each of the three divisions (handbow, crossbow, and period bow) win an …

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All Roads Lead to Rome Revel

On March 27, the Barony of the Cleftlands gathered together to celebrate All Roads Lead to Cleftlands Rome! Our many members arrived for a night of fine dining, dancing, and revelry courtesy of Rome. Special thanks to Lady Claricia for orchestrating this revel, Duchess Runa Æikibrandskona for arranging the many teachers who shared their knowledge …

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Congratulations Dmitrii Zhirov!

Congratulations to the newest vigilant for the Order of the Pelican recognized by the Crown of the Middle Kingdom at Tournament of Chivalry & St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, the honorable Lord Dmitrii Zhirov!

Congratulations Silverthorn of Drachenmoor!

On Wednesday, November 28th, the Cleftlands lists were opened up to all rapier combatants to test their mettle in the annual tournament. Numerous inspired combatants stepped forth and took to the lists. When the flurry of steel, sweat, and distribution of carnations slowed and the last blows were counted, one rapier combatant emerged victorious. Congratulations …

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Congratulations Ísgerðr Gulkárr!

Congratulations to the newest vigilant for the Order of the Laurel recognized by the Crown of the Middle Kingdom at Brawl at the Crooked Dragon, Viscountess Ísgerðr Gulkárr!

Congratulations Muldonny and Edric!

On Wednesday, June 13th the Barony of the Cleftlands hosted Captain Sirius’ Two Man Melee Tournament. When the dust finally settled and the blows were counted, the team consisting of Forester Muldonny McVriw and Lord Edric Eiksson was victorious, each receiving a hand-crafted ax. Huzzah! Photograph by Forester Gwyneth Cole.

Congratulations Aurelia Rosetti!

Congratulations to the newest vigilant for the Order of the Laurel recognized by the Crown of the Middle Kingdom at Northern Oaken War Maneuvers, Aurelia Rosetti!

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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