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…

Inside the Bardic Circle with Master Orlando Sforza

One of the things that I appreciate the most about this society is the ability to do and try so many different activities to see what you enjoy to find your niche. Our next gentle is certainly a Renaissance Man that manages to excel in everything he attempts. A master fencer, playwright, scribe, herald, actor…

Inside the Bardic Circle with Lily MacRuarie

Time has gone by so quickly this year! After coming home from King’s and Queen’s Bardic Championship last weekend, I realized how little time I have left as the Baronial Bardic Champion for Settmour Swamp. As I prepare to pass on the mantle, I reflect on the time that I have served as champion. One…