Herald and Seneschal Vote at Business Meeting

16 May

The votes to select successors to both our Seneschal, Freiin Jutta van der Bruegghen (known as Ivetta), and our Herald, Lord Faelan MacMillan will be held at the May 20 business meeting. The Herald transition will take place in June and the Seneschal will step down following Warriors and Warlords in July.

For the Herald’s position, approval will be sought for the solitary candidate, Checheyigen Oyugun. Two candidates will be presented for the Seneschal’s office, Idonea la Lakere, and Niamh ingen Dhomnail

Your attendance and participation in the electoral process is appreciated by your barony. As ever, voting is restricted to paid members of the society, though the question and answer period is open to everything. Votes by proxy may be provided in advance by email to the Seneschal.

Web Wardens Wanted

13 Apr

A website is only as good as its content, and the best ones are updated responsively. I would love to have a couple people to deputize this spring, to help me grow and adapt our web presence to best suit our needs. If you are interested, please see me following our April Business Meeting, in person or by email, and I can train you in.

—Lleucu “Lucky” verch Gwilim, Webminister

Spring Fundraiser with Green Valley Greenhouse

5 Apr

Gardening for a good cause.In order to make the Baronial coffers more flush, Nordskogen will be participating in the Green Valley Greenhouse spring fundraiser for a second year running.

Print the attached certificate and pass it out to friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors, etc. and have them use it any time during the month of May. The Barony will receive 15% of their total purchase.

Help the landscapers and gardeners in your life help us out!

Download the Barony of Nordskogen Green Valley Greenhouse Fundraiser Certificate

A People Person

2 Apr

I have just finished posting a contact form for our Baronial (and Kingdom!) Chatelaine, which is now located in the Newcomer’s section. All new folks who wish to ask our friendly neighborhood people-greeter a question should try the new form out.

—Lleucu verch Gwilim, Webminister

A&S: Loop-de-Loop

9 Mar
Loop Braiding Illumination

Note: Loop braiding, even at superlative levels, does not cause the formation of halos in our game.

Minister of Arts and Sciences Sheikah Samia al-Kaslaania invites those that plan to attend our next meeting on the evening of March 11 to join her in learning the perfectly period art of finger loop braiding.

String will be provided to learn the technique with so all you need to bring are a minimum of six fingers, so even Frodo could participate!

Crafty Wednesday: Hoods

16 Feb
Hood meme

Not only fashionable, but utilitarian, hoods make a great addition to your mid-period wardrobe. Image courtesy bayeux.datensalat.net

Haul out  fabric and your sewing supplies! Minister of Arts and Sciences Sheikah Samia al-Kaslaania is preparing to lead the meeting group on Wednesday, February 25 in making hoods for your garb. Hoods in various shapes and constructions are documented across a broad swath of medieval Europe, in period.

To assist with visual aids, Lord Crispin Fletcher and Lady Idonea la Lakere will bring an assortment of their own hoods in various styles.