The Crown Tourney Combatant/Consort List for Autumn Crown

From His Majesty, King Gareth, and her Majesty, Queen Juliana —

Fall Crown Tournament, October 7, AS 52, 2017
Combatant/Consort List.

Duke Timothy of Arindale for Duchess Gabrielle van Nijenrode
Duke Sven Gunnarsson for Duchess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin
Duke Malcom Duncan MacEoghainn for Viscountess Rosalinde Ashworth
Duke Marcus Eisenwald for Countess Marguerite Eisenwald
Count Andreas Morgan for Countess Kallista Morgunova
Earl Thomas Byron of Haverford and Countess Ariella of Thornbury, each for
the other
Sir Maghnus an Chnoic na n’Iora for Mistress Gwendolyn the Graceful
Sir Angus MacBain for Mistress for Yvianne de Castel d’Avignon
Sir Murdoch Bayne for Baroness Rioghnach ny Rise
Sir Delphinious Aegeous for Lady Sigrid Wilhelm
Sir Alonzio of the Peacemakers for Mistress Alexandra dei Campagnella
THL Rouland of Willowbrooke and Mistress Jenna McPherson of Lion’s Tower, each for the other
THL Freidrich Flußmüllnerin for Mistress Felicitas Flußmüllnerin
Sir Vladimir Mechnik for Lady Tomassa Isolona
Master Tigernach mac Cathail for Margareta le Sayre
Sir Arnþorr inn sterki for Lady Ceirich na Hinnsi
Sir Marek Viacheldrago for Baroness Sybilla Detwyller
Royce Bentley for Master Juan Miguel Cesar
Master Jussie Laplein for Lady Vika Vyborgskaia
Sir Beatrix Krieger and THL Thorsol Solinauga, each for the other
THL Dominic McMorland for Eleanor McMorland
THL Madison Morai for Lady Stasha Sebastyn
THL Oliver Sutton for Lady Grainne Shionnach
THL Cid Hiyo for Diane Haldie
THL Ardan Scott for Lady Deirdre Scott
Lord Marius Sittius for Lady Alita of Hartstone
Lord Wolfgang Starke for Lady Katerin Starke
Lord Cheng Tai Ren for Dai Li
Lord Ulfkell Dungalson for Lady Aesa
Legaire mac Connall for Aurelie NicTurnear

Agincourt Lunch Cook Thank Yous

Good morning BMDL-

I must proclaim how humbled I am at the amount of support – help – offers to carry – etc that I have received in order to put out the day board at Agincourt on Saturday. I am going to most doubtedly miss someone so I ask all gentles to tag those people to make sure they are aware of my appreciation. I had a wonderful time “feeding all the people!l and look forward to the next time I get the chance to do so…

To (Shawn MacIntyre) and (Sunshine MacIntyre) for putting on an amazing event and continually checking to make sure we had everything we needed.

To Jennifer Ja Strobel for one year ago allowing me to make a cake and having the faith in me to ask me to cook the dayboard and share her kitchen.

To Brie Montgomery and Antoinette de la Croix for the dayboard menu scroll. To Nicola Kendall for the feast menu scroll. To Kristina Kaufman – Ashling for the description cards for the dayboard.

The following three ladies spent months planning with me and hours of prepping to make key items on the dayboard happen and to be most delicious. Without them – this could have happened. It was an honor and a pleasure to cook and learn from you in the kitchen.

Lynn Harvey- your hand made noodles and Mac n cheese was awesome. You – your husband and son were so much help.

Suzanne Ackley-Perot for let alone making the drive to the event and for the scrumptious chicken and wafers. I hope to repay the help in February.

Cassandra Nelson- for curing and smoking the pork – the mustard – the sauerkraut the unbelievable smoked olives and for the calmness when I went – oh they are gonna hate the food.

On Friday and Saturday the following people “did the thing” and made our game a reality. Thank you so very much and please let me know when I can repay the helping hands.

April McCoy Duncan – your husband and your boys
Lake Strobel
Ray Strobel
Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler
Bethany Klick
Amanda – your first event!! Welcome
Saj – the apple of my eye
Kristie Seib
Keirin Lazauskas-Ralff
Dennis Ralff
The armored fighters that kept the outside dish washing station under control.

Please share with anyone that I may have missed and know I am truly moved by our Barony and friends. Thank you so very much.

Yours in Service –

Lady Zianna Beguy Urdina de Zabaleta

Agincourt Feast Thank Yous

This past weekend was Agincourt and, again, it was my absolute honor and pleasure to be the feast cook.

A feast only happens due to the contributions and talents of many people. Without them, it would be impossible to do what I do and they truly deserve the lion’s share of the thanks.

The gentles who made the feast happen:

Ulf Halfdansson
Rynea von Lingen
Joshua Trinidad
Dorothea Stark Schultz
Kearn MacLeod
Amanda Lake
Sarab bint Alima
Halfdan Drake Rauthkin
Alva Halfdaansdottir

Thank you to Katja for keeping track of food allergies and preferences so that the right food made it to the right people.

Also, a big thank you to Katja Davida Orlova and Kieran MacRay for washing a ton of dishes during feast prep and dinner.

I also wish to thank the folks who came in to clean up the kitchen. Thank you for allowing the kitchen staff to sit down and eat dinner after 9 hours on their feet. You are very much appreciated.

Constance Glyn Dwr
Sarab bint Alima
Liam MacIntyre
Arthes MacLeod
Trillium Reynolds
Beren Reynolds
Kathryn Tantsel
Umm Samin bint Al-Hisfasaniyya
Kieran MacRay

If there is anyone that I missed, please know that it is entirely unintentional and please let me know if I did miss you so that I may thank you publicly for your service.

I have special thanks for my dependents Lijsbet de Keukere, Ottilige von Rappoltsweiler, and Zianna Beguy Urdina de Zabaleta for inspiring me as a cook, as a Laurel, and as a friend. I also would like to thank my husband Kieran MacRay and daughter Aletha Cowle for supporting my work, helping me load/unload two cars, and for making their own dinner for the week before the event while I pre-cooked.


Barony Meeting – THIS SUNDAY!

This Sunday, 1 October 2017 is the September Barony meeting. The meeting will be at the Washington Blvd practice site (Washington Blvd at Allegheny River Blvd, the map is here and starts at 1:00 p.m.

The Seneschal will have the Baronial Business cards available for those who need them.

I look forward to seeing folks there!

It’s Æthelmearc Day!

On this day in A.S. XXXII (1997), the Kingdom of Æthelmearc was born. Happy Æthelmearc Day!

“So it was in the presence of the Crowns of the East, Hanse and Moruadh, and the Crowns of Atlantia, CuÆn III and Bera, Susan of Fox Meadow witnessed as Sir Yngvar the Dismal, 2nd and 14th Viscount of Æthelmearc, prevailed over a field of 41 entrants to win the Crown for his soon-to-be-bride, Caryl Olesdottir, 14th Viscountess of Æthelmearc. Finally, on September 20, A.S. XXXII (1997), Hanse and Moruadh, King and Queen of the East held Their final court in the Principality of Æthelmearc. They released the landed Barons & Baronesses, peers, and officers of Æthelmearc from their oaths of fealty; They awarded Arms to Bethoc of Ravenswood; and created Susan of Fox Meadow as the last Viscountess and last Lady of the Garnet. With this business being taken care of, Hanse and Moruadh then closed the Principality.”

From An Introduction to the History of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, by THL Hfrena Ulfvarrinsdottir.

Agincourt Feast

Now speak I will a little more
Of craft, truly, that takes great lore
In court; that men call cookery,
That must be done in three degrees;
This meat roaster, pastry-cook, and potager,
And even the scholar that follows in company,
First to you I will show
The points of cookery, all by row,
Of Pottage, roasted meat, and bake-meat,
And small cookery, I won’t forget.
The names in table I shall set
The number in algorism above, without let,
In algorism that shall be written,
And the titles within on the same row.
-Liber Cure Cocorum, translation by Cindy Renfrow.

This is the feast for Agincourt 2017. All items are from the Liber Cure Cocorum, a poem on cookery believed to have been written during the time of Henry VI. There are vegetarian and gluten free options available, but I need to know how many people require this accommodation so I make enough. If anyone with tree nut allergies or dairy allergies will be attending, I will be able to accommodate you separately, if you contact me to let me know. As always, I will do my best to avoid cross-contamination, but given that the facilities themselves are not gluten free/nut free/dairy free/etc., I cannot guarantee that there will be no cross-contamination. To contact me, please email or phone me at 412.213.8116 (no calls after 7p, please).

First Course
For to make Rose de Almayne
White peas in almond milk with saffron

For Rysshers
Ground pork encased in raised dough and fried.

Chickens in cretonee
Chickens in thickened, spiced, almond milk based sauce

Glazed sops
Trenchers with a spiced almond milk and wine sauce.

Pur frumente
Cracked wheat pudding garnished with candy comfits

There will be entertainment for the diners between the first and second courses.

Second Course
Mortrews de Chare
A thick pottage of ground hen & pork.

Blanke maunger
Rice cooked in almond milk with chicken.

For cole
Cabbage & parsley boiled in meat broth with groats, served with salt pork & gravy

Roo in a sew
Beef cooked in herbs and wine

Third Course
For flawnes
Baked cheese pie with saffron

For stondande fignade
Fig pudding

Roasted Milk
A custard colored with saffron and then fried in oil.