Feast of Saint Sylvester Updates

We are one month away from the Feast of Saint Sylvester. Here are some important information updates for the event.

DEADLINES: Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The deadline for the Reservations Clerk to receive your payment (via postal mail service) to reserve your seat for the evening feast is Tuesday, December 27, 2016.

The deadline to register and declare your intent to enter the Baronial Arts & Sciences competition is also Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Please email your registration information to Lady Yzabel du Perche at arts@endewearde.eastkingdom.org AND Meisterin Agatha Wanderer at deputy.arts@endewearde.eastkingdom.org with the subject line A&S CHAMPIONS REGISTRATION

TALLY OF SEATS AVAILABLE FOR FEAST

Our Exchequer and Reservations Clerk, Master Godric of Hamtun would like to share the status of available seats for the delicious feast as of December 4, 2016.

Good Evening

We have 26 confirmed reservations and 10 more potential reservations (based on email correspondence indicating “the check in is the mail”). Right now we potentially have 36 of our 75 seats reserved.

Reservations for the feast are still being accepted. Please visit the event website for registration fees and the Reservation Clerk’s postal mailing address.

PREVIEW OF FEAST MENU

We have an early preview of the feast menu from Lady Lijsbet van Catwiic:

Afternoon Nibbles 

  • Boiled-egg mice – egg, radish, carrot
  • Breads with honey and honey butter
  • Grapes
  • Sliced raw vegetables – carrot, cucumber, radish

Main Feast
First Course

  • Salad of Greens – assorted greens, leek, assorted herbs; separate dressing of olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper
  • Hirchones – ground pork, ginger, mace, pepper, salt, pepper, almonds
  • Snow with Pastry – cream, egg white, sugar, rosewater; flour, lard, salt; gluten free will be available

Second Course

  • Salad of Roots – carrots, parsnips, turnips, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper
  • Roasted Chicken with Lumbard Mustard – chicken; mustard seed, honey, red wine, red wine vinegar
  • Roast of Beef with Saracen Sauce – beef; rosehips, red wine, almond flour, cinnamon, mace, sugar, rice flour, pomegranate seeds

Third Course

  • Cheeses
  • Strawberry Tart – strawberries, sugar, red wine: flour, lard, salt
  • Candied Horseradish – horseradish, sugar
  • Spanish Candy – sugar syrup leftover from candied horseradish, dried rose petals, rosewater

ARTS & SCIENCES RESEARCH PAPER AID

Meisterin Agatha Wanderer has prepared an aid to help those writing research documentation as follows:

You may download and review the following score sheets (pdf)

SOURCES OF INFORMATION TO MEET DIFFERENT NEEDS

  • Specific information about the Baronial Arts & Sciences Championship is found through the Barony of Endewearde website under Barony of Endewearde Arts & Sciences Championship.  Specifics about how who is eligible to enter, how entries are evaluated, score sheets, research aids, and any other information related to how the championship competition will be conducted are presented there.
  • The East Kingdom Calendar event Feast of Saint Sylvester / A&S Championshipis an official SCA event announcement but contains an earlier and more concise summary of essential event details. It redirects the reader back to the event webpage on the Canton of Basingestoches website for expanded details.
  • Both the Feast event webpage and the Arts & Sciences competition page cross link to one another as official event pages in the Barony of Endewearde. Both also contain a link to the unofficial facebook event page Feast of Saint Sylvester / A&S Championship which is publicly accessible to those who choose not to join facebook. You may find it useful to refer to the facebook event page for last minute updates.

Pre-registration form now available for Feast of Saint Sylvester

The pre-registration form for the Feast of Saint Sylvester in the Canton of Basingestoches is now available online. The feast is capped at 75 people. This event will also feature Endewearde’s Premiere Arts & Sciences Championship Competition.

Please download and print the pdf form and mail your pre-registration payment to Master Godric of Hamtun.

If you are planning to enter the Arts & Sciences Championship please email both Lady Yzabell du Pearche (arts@endewearde.eastkingdom.org) AND Mistress Agatha Wanderer (deputy.arts@endewearde.eastkingdom.org) with your intention to compete.

Baronial Championship combatant registration deadline extended to Friday, September 23, 2016

Lord Gryffith vs Lord Thomas at Fort Knox 2015 edit02The registration deadline for combatants who wish to vie for the honor of becoming the Barony of Endewearde’s First Heavy List Champion at the Tourney By The Sea held in the Canton of Basingestoches has been extended to Friday, September 23, 2016.

Please send a note to the Heavy List Marshal in Charge, Hrafn Is-Augu, at knights.marshal@basingestoches.eastkingdom.org

Cancellation of Project Night Wednesday, August 24, 2016

EKOFFICERS_moas_colorDue to other commitments this week’s SCA Welcome for Newcomers and Project Night meeting at the home of Lord Thomas de Marr’ and Lady Lijsbet van Catwiic has been cancelled on Wednesday evening, August 24, 2016.

Come by next week prepared to dive into your projects in preparation of the exciting events coming up in the Canton of Basingestoches and the Barony of Endewearde this September.

Next week (August 31st) we will be making blackberry jam. Bring your own recipe and supplies or help others to learn the process.

Basingestoches achieves full canton status

Heraldic device tiny shields of the Canton of Basingestoches

Heraldic device tiny shields of the Canton of Basingestoches

We have wonderful news to share! The Canton of Basingestoches, part of the Barony of Endewearde, has achieved full canton status. The announcement was made during evening royal court at Great Northeastern War on Saturday, July 9, 2016.

Basingestoches Business Meeting on Sunday, June 26, 2016

EKOFFICERS_seneschal_colorThe Canton of Basingestoches (incipient) will be holding a business meeting on Sunday, June 26, 2016 starting at Noon. The meeting will be at Pat’s Pizza, 396 High Street, Ellsworth, Maine.

You can review the meeting agenda prior to the meeting. Attire is modern street clothing and all are welcome to attend. The meeting will adjourn to allow time for those who wish to travel to the Baronial Combat Practice in Bangor, Maine (see Endewearde Master Calendar).

Wednesday evenings this summer are Newcomer Welcome & Project Night in Bar Harbor, Maine

Heraldic device tiny shields of the Canton of Basingestoches

Several tiny shields display the heraldic arms the Canton of Basingestoches

Please join Lord Thomas de Marr & Lady Leijsbet van Catwiic’s on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00 pm at their home in Bar Harbor as they host a weekly Newcomer Welcome & SCA Project Night this summer. Come and learn about medieval heraldry, how to make medieval garments, get inspiration for a new project, or just hang out for awhile.

No special clothing is needed – just everyday street clothes are fine.

Please contact Lord Thomas for more information and driving directions to his home at seneschal@basingestoches.eastkingdom.org

You can learn more about these gatherings by contacting Thomas de Marr or by following discussions on the Incipient Canton of Basingestoches facebook group and by checking on upcoming activities announced on the Canton of Basingestoches (incipient) website.