Welcome (to our) Home!

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…

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….

A Market Day at Birka

Today is Sunday; one week ago today Emeline and I made our way back from Birka. We had such a great time seeing everyone, and of course, who doesn’t love all the shopping? I also fought in the bear pit fencing tournament this year and was pleased with my 16th place result. Sticking it out…