Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Skraeling Althing Letter to the Barony: Murder Melee and Trillium War

Photo from the Skraeling Althingwebsite.
Greetings unto the most noble populace of Skraeling Althing from Baron Shahid and Baroness Catherine.

The first melee event of the year was a great success. Skraeling Althing fielded eight ferocious armoured combatants, and allied with Clan MacLachlan, went forth to fight valiantly. It was great to see such a large team that worked so well together. We were further fortunate that the unbelted commanders, Baron Rattanicus and Lord James Edgarson, managed to both get lots of command time in for various teams.

We would also like to especially thank Lady Yvette de Sancler for her assistance with the Baronial pavilion.

The Great Bacon Melee Challenge from Lord Yamamoto Morikazu of Clan Okami ended in a draw. Wassail to Milandra Longweigh for being our lone authorized fighter to qualify for the challenge. What does this mean?  It means we won no bacon - but also it means we lost no bacon. We are in negotiation for a new challenge, which means the Baronial Bacon Fry-Up has been postponed as well.

It was wonderful to see many of you at Trillium War. The weather was terrific and there were many things see and do.  The weather could not have been more perfect.It was wonderful to see and hear about all of the 'Teach and Learn' activities Our populace was engaged in.  Keep up the great work!

We would like to thank all those Skraels who fought so well alongside our brothers and sisters of the east in the Baronial melee challenge. Due to the experience and tenacity of all of the combatants, we were victorious! Wassail Skraeling Althing! Vivat L'Ile du Dragon Dormant and Northern Outpost!

We would like to thank Dame Helen of Greyfells for doing such an amazing job of planning out and setting up the Skraeling Althing encampment. His Excellency truly understands how difficult of  a job this is.

This year, we were honoured to sit in Their Majesties Great Court, and well pleased to award a Hare Valiant to Mistress Kersteken Janzdochtere, and Bunny Tails to Milandra Longweigh and Otillie of Skraeling Althing.  during Great Court it was Our joy to witness more Skraels receive recognition from the hands of Their Royal Majesties.
We wish to congratulate Lady Lucie Peltiere on receiving the Award of the Orion.

The true highlight of the event was witnessing Mistress Aelfwyn Langanwuda being placed on vigil for the Order of Chivalry.  This wonderful lady has always stood as an example of virtue and nobility, and we are so very proud that she has been offered this honour.

We look forward to seeing many of you at Summer Siege this August for the vigil of The Honourable Lady Alais de Poitiers, and then later this fall at Feast of the Bear for the vigil of Mistress Aelfwyn Langanwuda.

In Service,
Shahid and Catherine
Baron and Baroness of Skraeling Althing

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