Join us in research and reenactment of pre-17th century Europe. Escape the reality of today's world, and play in the current middle ages, as we explore the arts, sciences, and pageantry of medieval times.
To the Members of the Populace:
Please see our Calendar page for more information on these upcoming events, including locations, exact dates, and times! If you have an idea for any additional Arts and Sciences topics that you would like to learn about, please contact the Seneschal or the Arts & Sciences Officer (Lady Katla) or her deputies in each region of the shire (Ádís on the coast, Katla or Heidi in the corridor, or Katus in Lake County). Or should you like to teach a class, please contact Ádís to discuss a time and place for your class!
- The new Autocrat for the event will be Ádís of Ravenshore.
- The Ravenshore Harvest Festival will be taking place on the coast (in Fort Bragg - exact location TBD).
- This will be a one day event with camping space available for Friday and Saturday nights. Camping space is available first come, first served. There are plenty of hotel accommodations in town for those wishing for those options. (The Motel 6 is particularly nice, and has a pool and spa.)
- There will be a gate fee for this event. These fees go to cover the costs of the site; any additional monies are used for future Shire events, creating Gold Key loaner garb, loaner armor, and loaner weapons for our Shire's participants.
There will be a Rapier tournament (pending confirmation of our Rapier Marshal's attendance) in the Evening time of the 20th (Saturday). This tournament will determine Ravenshore's Rapier Champion, and the Shire would like to invite those from other parts of the West Kingdom to come and compete with us!
There will be a Basic Cookery workshop held at this event. This is a class especially geared toward those who are new to the organization: we will discuss "What is period cooking?", practice cooking a few simple period or period-friendly dishes over a fire, have a tasting of more period dishes, and end with a Q&A session about period cookery! There will be a $5 fee per participant to help cover the cost of supplies.
Lady Katus and Ádís of Ravenshore desire to invite participants to join us Saturday evening for a Bardic singing circle and writing workshop. We will learn a bit about period music, writing filks, and sharing our gifts and talents of singing and playing music with each other. Please bring with you any instruments you may have and know how (or want to learn how) to play.
Ádís of Ravenshore would like to invite attendants and the Public of all ages to explore some period board game play! Game to be taught and provided for this event will be announced at a later date; gameboards and pieces will be provided to learn to play the games. Initial introduction to the game to be held Friday evening and repeated Saturday morning; games will be made available for practice through the day on Saturday. Potential for a Sunday morning tournament, with the winner to receive a prize of their own copy of the game to take home and master. More information to follow.
Ravenshore’s Young Participants are invited to participate in a Great and Glorious Unicorn Hunt/scavenger hunt. Information to follow.
Ádís of Ravenshore will be working to give a lesson on heraldry, and attempt to help kids design their own “devices for the day”. Cardboard shield cut outs will be provided. Donations of paints would be gratefully appreciated. Parents please pack an old worn t-shirt for each of your children that you won’t mind potentially getting a bit of paint on.
Children are also encouraged and invited to participate in the period board games activities, as well as the Bardic singing circle!
There will be a silent auction held through the weekend to help raise funds for the Shire. Please contact the Autocrat if you can donate something for the auction.
There will be a Pancake Breakfast fundraiser provided by the event coordinators on Saturday and Sunday morning for participants; monies collected from these breakfasts will help to raise funds for the Shire. There will be a gluten free (steel cut oatmeal) option available as well.
(And YES the Rapier Tournament will be open to others from outside of Ravenshore - we wish to encourage our friends and allies to join us! You do not have to be a Ravenshorian to be declared our Champion!)
March 29, 2014
We had a very eventful meeting tonight. Most officer positions are filled, but we are in need of deputies for every office. Ravenshore's new officers are:
Seneschal – Adis of Ravenshore
Exchequer - Lady Solange of Vinhold
Arts & Sciences – Lady Katla van Walraversijde
Shire Heavy Marshal – Sir Kolskeggr Shieldbreaker
Shire Rapier Marshal - Don Justin Dickson
Constable – Lavender Dawn Irvin
Chronicler – Lady Katus Czygan
Herald - Lady Oriana
Youth Representative/Liason - Lexie
We are still in need of the following officers:
Deputy Herald - To assist Lady Oriana, and to be our voice herald at events.
Chatelaine - Greets newcomers and shows them the ropes.
Chirurgeon - The designated first aid person. MUST have a current First Aid & CPR certificate.
Page School Minister - Assists parents of our shire's Youth (Pages are ages 6 and up) in their child's participation in many of our activities and workshops. The Page School Minister will also create and help lead activities and games for Pages (and Littles) at Shire events, to keep them engaged and learning about history, while still having a great time participating! New rules require that the Page School Minister must be OK with finger printing/background check (I will double check with the Kingdom on this.)