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Checking in and Checking out

Hey everyone,

Its been way to long since I posted and this has been due to work.  I have been in China now for 3 weeks with limited access to the internet and than I was just crazy busy before that .  So that is why! Dont ask again.

Tonight is the first melee training session with the local group.  I am pumped it should be fun our big melee event is in a few months and I hope to at the very least have some basics covered by than and have us ready to kick some butt.

Saturdays has been fighter practice, and that has been going well.  We are starting to get some traveling walk ins and I hope to start getting more.  Also, on this note I am headed to Germany with a few guys to go to a regional practice there and than we are going to plan on having one in a town called Malmo just 2hrs south of Göteborg.

Thats the Plan.

Best

-H


Culture of Arms

From the eulogy of Sir William (the) Marshal:

    What is it, then, to bear arms?
    Does one employ them as one might
    a harrow, a winnowing-fan, an axe?
    No, it is a far more arduous labor.
    What then is chivalry?
    So strong a thing, and of such hardihood,
    and so costly in the learning,
    that a wicked man or low dare not undertake it…
    Whoso would enjoy high honour
    first must suitably display
    that he has been well schooled to such arts.

Thanks to Donal Mac Ruiseart

Best

-H


    A few thoughts on Sweden (SCA)

    Update about fighting in Sweden, it is going well. Only one practice so far and that is a bum out. I guess I just need to get use to the winters here being the super slow time, and the holidays all fell on Saturday or Friday this year so that hurt a bit in the terms of helm time.

     

    In general, my foot work needs work I am messing it up again. I am still working on that small step to ribs or back of helm but I just cant seem to get it right. But soon I will have it all worked out. Sword hand is slow as shit, don’t know why but it is. I think that without doing my slow work every night for the past 2 months my hand is getting slower. {Side note: I found that the slower I train my hand the fast it is when I throw a shot.} I have been fighting in my conical and maille drape, good times. I need to fight more in my close face helm if I am going to use it in melee but that is for the spring anyway.

     

    The space in Gotvik is rocken! They have a “locker room”, storage area, work space, and a craft room with kitchen! Also for the time being they have an outside space, which if there is light out is a great place for a 5 to 8 person practice. The people are wonderful, and amazingly giving. I don’t know how else to explain them! It is true that the SCA a group full of warm and giving people and I am happy to be part of something like that.

    You have been updated!

    -H


    First night at Fight practice!

    A good buddy of mine found these photos on an old cell phone, this is my first night in armour on 01/06/06! They are grainy and very bad, but they are the first night of fighting ever!

    -H


    General Thoughts and Some Links

    Its been a crazy few weeks for me! I have been packing and getting ready for my move to sweden and getting all my paper work together has been wild.  I have been counting forks and plates 🙂

    So here is something I been meaning to post for a bit now! On the La Cotte Simple site (http://www.cottesimple.com/ )  there is a great pattern for a Marshal Surcotte! They look great and will cover up any of the plastic or ugly armour you have!

    http://www.cottesimple.com/surcottes/draft_and_sew_a_surcotte.pdf

    Also, if you are looking for links on effigies or Manuscripts this site is wonderful ( http://manuscriptminiatures.com/ ), this ties nicely in to the “La Cotte Simple”  because if you are looking at doing a 14th century kit you will see in the manuscripts how many marshal kits have surcotte.

    Final thought of today, is foot work.  I think that I need to redo my footwork; there is alot I am missing in my foot work that can be fixed.

    Best

    -H


    East Kingdom Crown Finals and Results

    As of right now the final Pair is Duke Lucan and Duke Gregor, Will post when I have details.

    Lucan won first round Sword and Shield

    Lucan won second round with great sword

    Gregor won third round with florentine

    Gregor won fourth round with Polearm

    Lucan won the Fith round Sword and Shield!

    Duke Lucan von Drachenklaue and .Duchess Jana von Drachenklaue are our new King and Queen!

    Best

    -H


    East Kingdom Crown List

    This is the Eastern Crown list for Oct 23rd:

    1 Duke Gregor von Heisler……………Mistress Kiena Stewart
    2 Duke Konrad Der Lowe Von Ulm…..Duchess Brenwen the Faire
    3 Duke Lucan von Drachenklaue…….Duchess Jana von Drachenklaue
    4 Duke Randal of the Dark……………Duchess Kathrine Stanhope
    5 Duke Ronald Wilmont………………..Duchess Bronwyn Dawntreader
    6 Jarl Thorvald Halversson……………Countess Svava Thorgeirsdottir
    7 Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver…………..Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo
    8 Pan Jan Janowicz Bogdanski……….Herrin Rosamund von Schwyz
    9 Sir Kenric of Warwick……………….Mistress Avelina Keyes
    10 Sir Lucius Aurelius Varus……………Saerlaith Ingen Chennetig
    11 Sir Stephen Grandchamp…………..Mistress Ellen du Grandchamp
    12 Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrucke……..Baroness Vienna de la Mer
    13 Syr Cedric of Thanet………………..Mistress Mira Fionnbhar of Argyll
    14 Baron Master Angus Kerr…………..Baroness Molly Schofield
    15 Maestro Dorio of the Oaks…………Lady Anastasia of the Oaks
    16 Master Grim the Skald………………Lady Isabel de Bayonne
    17 Master Julien de LaPointe…………..Mistress Carolyne de LaPointe
    18 Master Roibhilin MacDomnaill………Lady Skya na Ruadh
    19 Thane Aethelhafoc Caegfindan ……Siubhan Wallace
    20 Baron Cedric of Amorica……………Mistress Annastrina Ruth O’arney
    21 Baron Duncan Kerr…………………..Mistress Eleanor Fitzpatrick
    22 Baron Ivan Ivanov syn Dimitriov….Baroness Natavia DeCadenet
    23 Baron Jean-Paul Ducasse……………Mistress Marion del Okes
    24 Baron Karl Meerstappa………………Mistress Anne of Framlingham
    25 Baron Roger Stockton………………..Lady Jeanne de Robin
    26 Baron Wulfhere of Stonemarche…..Mistress Ardenia ARuadh
    27 THL Oscad de Segovia……………….Giselle de Limousin
    28 Lady Dziuginte Litovka……………….Dominvs Tiberivs Ivlivs Rvfvs
    29 Lord Adain of Coldwood……………..Lady Alaine Ankyrmayder Kinner
    30 Lord Ané du Vey………………………Lady Sylvia du Vey
    31 Lord Anton Leflamme d’ Saint Aubin.Lady Tati’ana Negoshka Danilova
    32 Lord Asgar Roulfsun…………………..Lady Freygerdr in storrada Halladottir
    33 Lord Avaldr Valbjarnarson………….Lady Eva Woodrose
    34 Lord Bertrand de Valois……………..Lady Isabella Alycia de Valois
    35 Lord Buyandelger……………………..Baroness Sfandra Dmitrieva Chernigova
    36 Hlaeford Ceawlin Alreding……………Lady Molly Blythe
    37 Lord Damon von Drachenklau………Lady Segnat ingeann Donnchada
    38 Lord Eoghan Bastard mac Lachlainn.Lady Chiara di Marzo
    39 Lord Gavin von Abentrot……………..Pomestintsa Mairead Scherbatsaja
    40 Lord Harold Hokonson………………..Lady Gabrielle
    41 Lord Ian MacDonald…………………..Lady Tegan Dragonsblood ni Conmara
    42 Lord Jozef Ludwiczak…………………Lady Katarzyna Gwozdz
    43 Lord Ketilfastr Thorkilson……………Lady Ratburc Castus
    44 Lord Marcus Blackaert ……………….Lady Astrid Sigrun Ulfkillsdottir
    45 Lord Nicholas D’Harrington………….Lady Elizabeth Reed
    46 Lord Njal Kennimathor Geirsson Virtannen..Lady Cezilia Raposa
    47 Lord Owyn Claerwyn…………………Lady Albreda Aylece
    48 Dominvs Tiberivs Ivlivs Rvfvs……..Lady Dziuginte Litovka
    49 Dominus Tiberius Nautius…………..Lady Gunvar in Hausakljufr
    50 Lord Ùlfr Steinsson…………………..Baroness Leonete D’Angely
    51 Lord William MacCrimmon………….Lady Fujiwara no Aoi
    52 Gawyn O’Cleiriegh……………………Maeve O’Cleiriegh
    53 Spvrivs Ivlivs Flavivs………………..Lady Aneleda Falconbridge
    54 Weehafoc of Panthervale……………Mistress Eleanore MacCarthaigh

    Best of luck to all, I wish I could be there!

    -H