ByronAriella-1Good Gentles of Fair Æthelmearc!

The Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog created a truly marvelous event last Saturday, set off by sublime weather and attendance over expectations.  Thank you to those who set up a tent for Ourselves and one for Their Royal Highnesses, filled with an initial spread  that would make any caterer proud, ready for use by 9am.

Thanks to Master Don Lodovic, set upon Vigil for Master of Defense, who then continued heading the kitchen that produced such a delicious lunch and feast!  Thank you to THL Ursula of Rouen and her staff for running the event with courtesy and efficiency, allowing Us to fit three courts  and many other activities into the day.

We saw gentles enjoying the  Iron Scribe competition, large fencing tourneys and pick ups, thrown Weapons, and three vigils.  Thanks to  Duke Duncan Von Halstern for running Our Heavy Weapons Championship where the chivalry of Æthelmearc fighters brought pride and satisfaction to Our hearts.  Thanks to the MOLs, Baroness Soteria and others, for completing the tournament in just an hour and a half, despite having at least 25 entrants, and continuing on to Æthelmearc 500 the rest of the day.

It was a pleasure to have  the support of Their Excellencies, Iago and Emilia, and Their Highnesses, Marcus and Margerite. Thanks to the many gentles who came and delighted in the Dream together!  We look forward to seeing many more  great deeds and the warm hospitality of this awesome Kingdom at Pennsic War.

Yours In Service to the Dream.

Byron and Ariella, Rex et Regina