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From Master Fridrikr and Mistress Orianna, Kingdom A&S Ministers:
Good gentles,
Regarding the Æthelmearc A&S Faire and Queen’s Prize Tourney this weekend in Nithgaard:
  1. The A&S Display is separate from the Queen’s Prize Tourney.
  2. The A&S Display is open to all. No registration is needed. Just come, set, & display your work. Easy-Peasy!
  3. The Queen’s Prize Tourney is open to all NON-Laurels.
  4. The Queen’s Prize Tourney is by registration only.
  5. 5. For planning purposes, the Registration closes Thursday night (TONIGHT) at midnight.

Please register before 11:59 PM, Thursday, May 4th! Registration forms may be found here.


From Lady Elena de la Palma, Event Steward:

I’m excited to share the dayboard menu Lady Magdalena Txoperena has created for the A&S Faire and Queen’s Prize Tourney.

This dayboard explores Aztec cuisine at the time of Spanish arrival in the early 16th century. Recipes are sourced from descriptions of the foodstuffs, cuisine, and recipes provided by the arriving Spanish and Aztec sources, including first-person narratives from Bernal Diaz del Castillo, conquistador alongside Hernan Cortez and later author of The True History of the Conquest of New Spain, and Fray Bernardino de Sahagun, a Spaniard who moved to New Spain in 1529 and continued to study and write extensively about all aspects of Aztec daily life (including food) for the next 50 years. Additional information about the research behind the food will be available at the Faire.
  • Red Popcorn – Red corn, chili powder, salt
  • Blue Popcorn – Blue corn, salt
  • Tortillas and Totopos – Corn masa, some with chiles
  • Vegetable and Fruit Sticks – Carrots, cucumbers, jicama, mango, pineapple
  • Guacamole – Avocadoes, tomatoes, tomatillos, onion, salt
  • Salsas – Assorted peppers, onion, tomato, tomatillo, pepitas, salt, pepper,
  • cocoa powder, honey
  • Alegrías – Popped amaranth, sugar, honey, salt
  • Atole – Masa, flavoring, piloncillo
  • Chia Water – Chia, pineapple, sugar
  • Chocolate – Cocoa powder, cocoa butter, cocoa nibs, honey, chile powder, salt
  • Chilaquiles de Huevo (served for breakfast) – Eggs scrambled in sauce of tomato, onion, peppers, salt, pepper
  • Caldo de Pavo (Turkey Broth Soup) – Turkey, carrots, corn, onion, salt, pepper
  • Frijoles de Olla (Beans with Onion) – Black beans, peppers, onion
  • Rabbit Pipián Tamal Balls (Rabbit Tamale Balls) – Rabbit, pepitas, red peppers, salt, onion, masa
  • Pescado en Salsa de Tomate (Fish in Tomato Sauce) – Tilapia/cod, tomato, onion, chiles, salt, pepper