Dance Practice, Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 3:30-5:30 PM

7 Feb

Our next dance practice will be in Room 107 of the GPS’s Event Horizon (where rapier happens on Wednesday nights) on Sunday, February 14 from 3:30-5:30 p.m.  The theme will be “Romance” and Mistress Rosanore of Redthorn will be the teacher again.  We will be learning dances that are especially conducive to romance and flirting.  On the docket will be “Candlestick Bransle”, “Madame Sosilia’s Alman”, “Jenny Pluck Pears”, “Heartsease”, and “Hole in the Wall”.  To make this practice even more special, Sandor Musikant will be providing live music for us.  

Please come and join us on this special day! As usual, we request that you rsvp to Mistress Rosanore at or message her at Susan Guthmann Henry on Facebook or post on Nordskogen Dancers, the Facebook website for Nordskogen’s dance practice.

Business meeting on Jan 20

19 Jan

Our monthly business meeting will be held this Wednesday evening, at our usual place. If you wish to add items to the agenda, please contact Lady Niamh, our seneschal, with your request. Twelfth Night staff are in particular solicited for their accounts of the event, which will be discussed.

Volunteers sought to assist the Royal Family at Twelfth Night

9 Dec

Greetings, Good Gentles of Northshield.

Nordskogen’s Twelfth Night will be soon upon us and I am looking for volunteers that would like to provide service to the Royal Family. This would be a great time to show an appreciation to the Royal Family for the travels they make throughout the year. I need volunteers to guard the Royal Room. It will be in one hour shifts of one or two people from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. If you find that you are busy during these times I am also looking for gentles to help get the Royal Family things from Their vehicles to the Royalty Room in the morning when They arrive and when They pack up to leave the festivities.

This would be a great time for Households, Orders, Peers and dependents, friends, or individuals to work together making time go fast serving Their Majesties. If you are interested please contact me, Duchess Anne, at with the hour you want to volunteer for. Also, Their Highnesses’ Chamberlain is looking for those who are interested in retaining for Their Highnesses during the day. You can contact Mistress Jois Corbet at:

I am looking forward to seeing everyone at Nordskogen’s Twelfth Night on Saturday, January 9, 2016.

Duchess Anne Geoffreys of Warwick
Royalty Liaison

For more information about Nordskogen’s Twelfth Night: Dreikönigsfest, visit

The Big Holiday Shindig on Dec 9

1 Dec

All the fun you can have on a Wednesday night! Toys for Tots rapier and armored tournaments: participants solicit toys from the audience to improve their chances, the toys are then presented to Baroness Deja for the Toys for Tots collection. Bring a potluck dish to share (modern or period welcome, ingredient lists encouraged).

Garb is encouraged. Nonsense is encouraged. Newcomers welcome!

Please be on time and ready to fight as the tourney will start promptly at 7:00 pm. Rapier will be at 7:00, heavy at 8:00, close at 9:00 pm.

Just as at previous tourneys: bring toys to sponsor a fighter or to change the rules. However, due to time constraints, the number and types of rule changes will be limited, the discretion of THL Faelan MacMillan and THL Herjolf Eilifsson, who will be presiding.

*Remember, toys for older children are always in need as well as for younger kids, so think about pre-teens and teens too!*

Archery Toys for Tots on Nov. 29

28 Nov

Archery Toys for Tots will be held at the Bwana Archery Range, Sunday, November 29, from 3-5 pm.  The regular range fee of $7 will apply to archers, spectators are free.  Bring your toys and your creativity.  There will be prizes!  There will be Marines!

New Baron and Baroness Selected

19 Nov

On behalf of Their Majesties, I am pleased to announce that Geoffrey of Warwick and Samia al-Kaslaania have been chosen to be the next Baron and Baroness of Nordskogen.

Their Investiture will take place at Nordskogen 12th Night.

For Northshield,

Eilis, Kingdom Seneschal