Greetings populace of Æthelmearc!!

A celebration is being held on December 17th, 2022, in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael to bid a fond farewell to Baron Padraig O’Branduibh and Baroness Juliana Rosalia Dolce di Siena and to welcome our new Baronial consorts, Master Magnus de Lyons and The Honorable Lady Thalia Papillon.

The event Facebook page can be found here. 

There will be many activities to do on this wonderful day of celebration!!

For the Heavy fighters there will be a tournament. Fighting activities will be weather dependent based on site conditions. The format of the fighting tourney will either be a Bear pit or possibly a Round robin format dependent on turnout of fighters the day of event. The fighting will take place outside in the back parking lot.

Join us in the returning of Dance!! Let’s all take a refresher and get back into step. There will be beginner instruction with a bit of the history and social aspects of the history and practice. If there’s a dance you’d like to teach, we’ll have plenty of time to dance the afternoon away. Bring yourself! Bring a friend as we start off with some of our favorite demo dances and move into reacquainting ourselves with this fun activity. All ages are welcome and encouraged.

Artisans of the Rhydderich Hael and Æthelmearc!! There will be an Arts + Science competition held. The format is standard, any forms of artistry are welcome, documentation is welcomed, but not required. There will also be some table space set aside for anyone who wants to bring A&S projects to work on or you can certainly work on them at your table.

There will be a variety of games available to be played based on the 14th century including Alquerque, which is an ancestor of checkers, Shove Groat which is an ancestor of shuffleboard that Vikings used to play when they were sailing and four card games!! Come join in the fun and camaraderie!!

Cafeteria style lunch will be served. Brown bags will be available, to put what food you would like in the bag. Reminder – all food must be consumed outside due to current SCA policies.

The site is St. James Episcopal Church located at 405 East Main St. Batavia NY 14020. The site has wheelchair accessibility and can be accessed by parking in the lot on the east side of the building and use the grey ramp to enter the building. The alcohol policy for the site is Beer and wine only, NO Hard Alcohol permitted!!

Reservations can be sent to:

Mistress Cori Ghora, Clare Jackson Simonds. 387 Niagara St. North Tonawanda NY 14120. Please include SCA & modern names, and member id#s for all reservations listed, plus a contact email for confirmation of receipt or any questions.

Make checks payable to SCA NY, Inc – Barony Rhydderich Hael.

Check in time can be shortened by signing up our Fast Pass form. This will also help the Autocrats plan for the bagged lunches

Sign in ahead of time with form here and bring your membership card and exact change.

Registration costs are as follows:

$20 per Adult Event Registration
$15 per Adult Member Discount Event Registration
Free for those under 17

Autocrats for the Event:

THL Chebe & Lady Natsu,
Michael and Heather Dow
162 Glenwood Ave. Medina, NY 14103
Email: hdow@rochesterr.com

Tentative Schedule of Events for Rhydderich Hael Baronial Investiture:

9:00 Troll Opens
10:30 Morning Court and Investiture
Entertainment periodically from 1- 3:00 PM
1:30 until 3:00 Dancing! In the choir room
1:00 Fighting Tournament/pickups- Weather and MOL permitting. Outside, in the back parking lot.
3:00 A&S Competition voting ends
4:00 PM afternoon court

Please forward any questions regarding event to the Autocrats listed above and any questions regarding registration to Mistress Cori Ghora!!

All current SCA COVID policies will be enforced on day of event!!

Looking forward to a wonderful event and seeing many of you there for a wonderful celebration!!!