The Dominion of Myrkfaelinn once lay within the boundaries of the East Kingdom, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. A few Myrkies attended the big event to mark this special occasion on the weekend just past. Aside from being an especially large event, EK50 had numerous in-depth historical displays of each of their current … Continue reading East Kingdom 50th Birthday (EK50)
Lord Hrólfr Á Fjárfelli was inducted into the Order of the Keystone this past weekend at the Kingdom A&S Faire and Queen’s Prize Tournament, for all the work he is doing in the Dominion as exchequer, archery marshal, your combat marshal in training, autocrat, and anywhere else help is needed. Vivat!
Myrkies did well at the Scarlet Guard Inn Archery Festival VI this past weekend, with four of us (Elska, Simon, Mary, Robert) completing the Iron Tassel challenge as well as winning the archery-golf competition and the splendid hoods (see photo below). Hrólf ran a novelty range all day as well and we thank him for … Continue reading The Scarlet Guard Inn Archery Festival VI
Yesterday at court held during our annual War Practice event, Their Majesties Sven and Siobhán recognized several of our members for their efforts in the arts and sciences and martial activities. This includes a Fleur d’Æthelmearc for Cristina for embroidery and wine making; a Sycamore for Maedbh for garb making, mead making, and cooking; a … Continue reading War Practice Court Awards
Congratulations to Myrkfaelinn’s newest Pelican! Mistress Gytha’s elevation ceremony took place yesterday, at the coronation of Their Sylvan Majesties King Sven Gunnarsson and Queen Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin.
Congratulations to our newest Laurel! Mistress Elska’s elevation ceremony took place yesterday, after her vigil, at the annual event known as the Passing of the Ice Dragon, held at the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael. A large contingent of Myrkies processed with Elska before the assembled court, including numerous royalty and peers. Lady Gytha also … Continue reading Myrkies Take the Pent!
From the Æthelmearc Gazette: “Their Majesties Gareth and Juliana called before them Her Ladyship Gytha Oggsdottir. They spoke highly of her long service to Their Kingdom, serving as Silent Herald and assisting those in the fencing field, in all things making the dream of the Society more real and more accessible for many.” “Having so heard … Continue reading Gytha Oggsdottir recognized for her service
January Redaction Challenge The new year brought a new redaction challenge, with far less guidance from previous versions: the basic medieval meat pie. Starting with a general background (download the challenge here), participants created their own versions. As a result, we had dishes with goat, beef, chicken, and venison grace the sampling table. We offered … Continue reading Basic Meat Pie
December Redaction Challenge We combined December’s Myrkfaelinn holiday potluck with a redaction challenge. Our task: choose a recipe from An Anonymous Tuscan Cookery Book, redact it, and share the results. Here are recipes for some of the dishes brought to the December Challenge, in their own words. Tuscan ‘Compost’ (recipes 62 and 63) Simon St. … Continue reading An Anonymous Tuscan Cookery Book
November Redaction Challenge In November, we mixed up two staple spice mixes: a powder fine (sweet) and a powder forte (strong). Grab the original recipes from Meadbh’s google drive. In their own words: Simon St. Laurent: I based my Powder fine on the top recipe on the page, from Le Menagier de Paris, using the … Continue reading Powders Forte and Fine