A Note of Introduction

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our blog. This blog focuses on our adventures as members of the Society for Creative Anachronisms. Though we play 14th Century French personas (Emeline la Chauciere and Phelippe le Vigneron) our interests are many and varied and may include: calligraphy, illumination, embroidery, carpentry, fencing, brewing,…

Welcome Home! (Part Three)

It’s here! The final installment! This is the last of my posts sharing the inside look at the encampments we visited last Pennsic as part of our “Better Pennsic Encampment Walking Tour.” For those just joining us, my husband Phelippe and I organized a walking tour of various encampments this past Pennsic War. We were…

Welcome Home! (Part Two)

As promised here is the much anticipated inside look at our “Better Pennsic Encampment Walking Tour!” To catch everyone up, this past year at The Pennsic War, my husband, Phelippe le Vigneron, and I organized a walking tour of several different Pennsic encampments. This tour was inspired by the Facebook Group: Better SCA Camping. In…

Welcome (to our) Home! Part One

When Phelippe and I return from Pennsic, we always feel like we are running a bit. Immediately following Pennsic, Settmour Swamp hosts its largest Demo of the year. Being the Chatelaine, I am heavily involved in that process. We had an amazing demo this year! However, it feel like the moment we get things from…

Looking Dagged Good

Yesterday, Phelippe and I attended one of our favorite events– Brennan and Caoilfhionn’s Ducal Challenge in the Barony of Settmour Swamp. It was a perfect day filled with friendship, food, and fighting. It began as Phelippe aided in set-up and I organized Chatelaine materials prepping for the event. It finished with a wonderful court that…

Inside the Bardic Circle with Drake Oranwood

I’m actually really excited to share this week’s update with you. Having been in the society for only a few years and performing for even fewer, it is still no surprise that I quickly heard of Drake Oranwood. His enthusiasm for all things musical performance is as infectious as his original melodies and if you…

Inside the Bardic Circle with Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya

As a follow-up to last week’s Inside the Bardic Circle, I felt it was only fitting to showcase our current Queen’s Bard, Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya. I am very honored to share her interview with you. After moving from Caid a few years ago, Laila has been active in our kingdom developing some exciting ideas like…

Inside the Bardic Circle with Mästarinna Margreþa la Fauvelle

Black Gryphon Inn XX is right around the corner and in an attempt to inspire people to try their hands at the bardic arts, I am very excited to share this interview our current King’s Bard, Mästarinna Margreþa la Fauvelle. She is not only a magnetic performer and a skilled musician, but she took me…

Busy Season in the Swamp

It’s here… the baronial busy season in Settmour Swamp. Last week we played host to Mudthaw, today we hosted a demo, in a few weeks we will have our tavern event– Black Gryphon Inn, followed quickly by our weekend camping event– Quest, and then Pennsic… and then Ducal Challenge… and then we wake up in…

Thoughts on Mudthaw

Mudthaw! Holy (baronial) cow! What a day! Mudthaw is an amazingly full, all day event, that is always packed with friendship, fighting, music, food, court, arts and sciences, and many wonderful memories– but this year truly outshone. Yesterday was a day of surprises and many wonderful moments that I will cherish for years to some….

Inside the Bardic Circle with Úlfarr Gyldir

As we draw closer to our bardic competition at Black Gryphon Inn, I was excited to hear that one of my favorite local bards was coming to compete this year. I have had the pleasure to hear several of his pieces and am excited to see what he brings next month. Úlfarr Gyldir is a…