The Coming Season
Greetings to Our Most Noble populace!
The eventing season is about to roar in like a lion! May and June are looking to be very busy and We hope that each of you will be able to travel to a few of those events!
Before we get to the meat and potatos of the season, We need to address a matter of great importance which weighs heavily on our minds this year. Our great Barony, wise in it’s age, is expected to sustain a certain number of officers, events and members in order to maintain our Baronial status with the Society in which we play. These are outlined in Kindgom Law and Corpora, but more importantly it is seen at every event - our volunteers who are needed in order to sucessfully run activites and kitchens and courts so that we all can enjoy our game. We have a strong core of officers who need assistance from deputies or who may be at the end of their term. We need new and fresh ideas for feasts and wars for upcoming years. We need volunteers to make light the heavy load of work. We need new and renewed membership to keep our numbers strong.
At this time, if you have not been to a business meeting, we would encourage you to do so. If you have been at a business meeting, we would encourage you to bring a friend and spread the word that the Barony will not exist without help from many. This is imperative for without this essiential help each, we cannot expect to maintain our Baronial status. Come meet with us, have a say in how the area is run and give a small amount of your time to keep our dream alive.
We would give great praise and have word fame spread to the large number of persons who showed up to the last Celtic site work party. There were between 20 and 24 who raked, leveled, lashed, marked, picked up, took down, dug, feed, placed and cleared the site. It was obvious that many hands made for very light work!!! Thank you all! HUZZAH! Site is looking awesome :)
We thought it would be best to give you all a summary of all the fun things going on this year that we are looking forward to that are provided by the number of volunteers working in areas to make events run. Here are a few events we Wealdsmereians should be aware of:
Honor War: Lewiston 5/2-4 The Dread Baron Styrkarr have accused Wealdsmere of treason toward the Kingdom and have slandered the Barony’s good name. Rumors abound that the magnanamous Baron of Vulcanfeldt has fallen prey to the treterous Styrkarr and is ammassing an army hungry for bacon to assit. Wealdsmere will have to present it’s case and plead to His Majesty’s excellent wisdom and sensibilities and will try to emmass a force large enough to protect His Majesty and His lands from the trickery of our Noble, yet confused, Cousins in Wastekeep. Cookies and Gyros for all who fight with Wealdsmere!! :} So. Much. Fun!! :}
May Crown: Yakima 5/17-19 - Celebrating the tourney to choose the next Crown of An Tir and Squires tourney on Sunday! Lots of merchants and things to do. Wealdsmere RSVD camping is available, just RSVP Baroness Kara. We will witness several great occasions including awards for our local gentles, the elevation of the new Baron and Baroness of Vulcanfeldt, for however sad we are to see Baron Shannon and Baroness Regina step down:( :) And.....
Our Baron Lars will be Knighted on Saturday. His vigil will be held under the Baronial Pavilion on the erics on 5/17 (Friday) from 9PM-12AM. Meat, food, libations and fire will make for a nice eveing of socializing, meeting new and visiting old friends. Bring a chair and come hang out.
If you have never been to a kingdom event, this is only about 3 hours away and a very nice site :)
Celtic Revolt: Nine Mile Falls 5-23/26 - A royal visit is expected for the first time in 10 years to a camping event in Wealdsmere :) SEND IN YOUR KINGDOM RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE DEVERVING!!!
Lots of marshal competitions plus the Baroness’s PICKLING COMPETITION, DIRTY 1/2 DOZ LARGESS CONTEST, VIKING FEAST AND PROM ON SATURDAY night! There will be a wake for the many members of our group that we have lost over the years late saturday night, Champions Tourneys on Sunday and tons and tons of classes! Come on Saturday or Sunday or all weekend!
Defender of the Hart: Athol, ID 6/13-15 This is at Ferrgut State Park once again at Scott Campground. More details to come.
Sergeants/New Comers: Nine Mile Falls 7/11-13 - This is our free to the populace free event with regular tournaments whether there are Sergeants candidates or not.... bring your friends and introduce them to your hobby. Thinking about becoming a Sergeant of Wealdsmere? Try out the testing and spend some time talking to the Sergeants of Wealdsmere.
Autumn War: Tacoma 8/13-17 (War over the weekend).... ALL BARONIES have been challenged to a NORSE VS the World WWWWAAARRRR! Mark your calendars, there are hords to be had and much fun as prepared by our friends in Blath An Oir - Baron Hengist and Baroness Marike who have asked us to ally with them against Our other great friends in Madrone - Baron Stefan and Baroness Emmalina. Wealdsmere will sponsor a chest full of our local mead... IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DONATING A BOTTLE, please let Baron Lars know so that our mead makers wordfame is spread across the kingdom!.
Border War: ??? September 12-14 WWWWWAAAAARRRRR! That is all! More details to come!
Baron’s Ball: Tri-Cities 10/3-5. Always a great event, come celebrate the stepping down of the Dread Baron of Wastekeep and the Tyrant of Wastekeep and wish well the new Excellencies of Wastekeep whom ever they may be.
Octoberfest: Spokane 10/18 More details to come later but this is always a great closing event for Wealdsmere :) Mark your calendars!
We hope to see many of your faces soon. Travel safe and be well.
Baron Hanefr "Lars" Gunnarrson Baroness Kara Bjornsdottir