Weekly Announcements

For The Week of September 17, 2017 (A.S. 52)

THIS-WEEK-IN-THE-SCA-IN-THE-TWIN-CITIES-9-17-17  (print version)

Archery Practice, Sunday, September 17–CANCELLED

See you at the Thrown Weapons Moot!

Thrown Weapons Moot

Sunday, September 17, At 1-5 pm, at The Home of Comtesse Guenievre du Dragon Vert (Green Jenny), 880 Lakeview Drive, Lino Lakes MN 55014, 612-270-0011

Our Baron and Baroness, Baron Geoffrey and Sitt al-Thullaja, invite the populace of Nordskogen to join them on September 17th, 2017 as they hold a tournament to select their Baronial Thrown Weapons Champion!

While we would have loved to expand on the day’s activities the scramble to make all the necessary arrangements in such a short time required us to limit the activities to those necessary for the selection of the new Thrown Weapons Champion.


Staff Being Sought for Schützenfest 2018

The event steward, Mistress Rosanore of Redthorn, is seeking the staff members for Schützenfest 2018 (first weekend in May). She has been tasked to seek them from among the ranks of those who do not shoot archery so that all of our archers can participate in the shooting.  Staff members sought include:  Gate, Cook for the possible meal plan, Webminister, Cabin reservation coordinator, Class coordinator, Volunteer coordinator, Setup coordinator, and Clean-up coordinator.  Please contact Mistress Rosanore if you have any questions or are interested in volunteering.

Chatelain Is Looking For A Successor

I am looking to step down as Chatelain. If anyone is interested please contact me, THL Bazyli Boleslaw z Krakowa at: 218-370-1678 or our Seneschal, Baron Thomas Bordeaux, at: 562-552-7164.  Please include what you consider to be your qualifications (mundane and SCA), and why you would like the job, or what you would hope to accomplish.

Knight’s Marshal Is Beginning the Search For A Successor

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Sir Herjolf Eilifsson. Your letter of interest is due to Herjolf and our Baron and Baroness. Please include what you consider to be your qualifications (mundane and SCA), and why you would like the job, or what you would hope to accomplish.

Rapier Captain Is Beginning the Search For A Successor

If you are interested in applying for this position, please contact Baron Bastien de la Mesa. Your letter of interest is due to Bastien, our Seneschal, and our Baron and Baroness by the Sept. 20 business meeting. Please include what you consider to be your qualifications (mundane and SCA), and why you would like the job, or what you would hope to accomplish.

Exchequer Seeks A Second Term

Lord Wolfstanus Lightfote is seeking a second term as Exchequer. A vote of confidence will be held at the Sept. 20 business meeting.

The Wedding Celebration Of Patrick Raines And Maria Hull

Saturday, October 14, Noon, Olivet Congregational Church, 1850 Iglehart Ave., Saint Paul, MN, 55104

I am getting married October 13th and I would like to invite all of you to a Hogwarts themed party on October 14th! Please RSVP before August 1st. For a physical Ticket to Hogwarts, ask Mark OlfsonHerjolf Eilifsson or Erin Ahlstrom. Sinisterly, Abelard (the younger) DeReynes

Demo of the SCA for Caponi Art Park, Sunday, October 1, 11 am-4 pm

Liaison with Caponi:  Maestra Giovanna di Battista da Firenze

Volunteer coordinators:  Mistress Rosanore of Redthorn and Lord Wolfstanus Lightfote

Caponi Art Park’s site for this event

Directions to the Art Park

Nordskogen’s site for volunteers for the Fair

Please come and join us in our annual recreation of a period village for the Caponi Art Park!


In the past we have been allowed to set up stuff ahead of time on Saturday evening. If you would like to come and set up items Saturday, please let us know. We will be arriving Sunday morning at 8:30 am to meet with people who are setting up that morning and to get things ready for the demo.
As usual, parking will be available to us just beyond the site of the Fair. Please note that we would like to have everyone ready to go, in garb, modern items out of sight, and vehicles parked no later than 10:30 am. The demo is open to the public beginning at 11 am and ends at 4 pm. Please do not expect to drive down to the demo area if you arrive on site after 10:30 am.
There is no plan to cancel the demo unless the weather becomes severe. In the case of severe weather, we will post a notice on the Nordskogen list and attempt to call people who we know are coming so they can spread the word.
Please bring items to demonstrate, please wear your beautiful garb, and please be ready to speak to the public about what it is that we do (as the SCA) and what people did (in history). This is an excellent opportunity to present the SCA and the Barony as a fun activity and I hope that you all will consider coming and supporting that goal.
Remember that the site does not have running water so we would encourage people to bring their own. Please also remember that you are responsible for bringing all of the equipment necessary for the activity that you will be demonstrating.
If this is your first time participating, please contact us so that we may answer any questions.

Dance List for Nordskogen’s Masked Ball at Twelfth Night 2018

Set 1

Black Alman – Inns of Court

Salterello La Regina – SCA Heritage

LyBens Distonys – Gresley Manuscript

Gathering Peascods – English Country Dance (ECD)

Heralds in Love – SCA Heritage

Set 2

Madam Sosilia’s Alman – Inns of Court

Petit Vriens – 15th Century Italian

Armynn – Gresley Manuscript

Black Nag – ECD

Return of Spring – SCA Heritage

Set 3

Petit Rose – 15th Century Italian

Bransle l’Official – Arbeau

Prenes en gres de doubus – Gresley Manuscript

Sellenger’s Round – ECD

Korobushka – SCA Heritage

Set 4

Contrapasso in Due – 16th Century Italian

Rufty Tufty – ECD

Bransle Montarde – Arbeau

Maid Peeped Out of the Window – ECD

Dargason – ECD



Heavy Weapons Practice

Heavy weapons practice occurs each Tuesday evening from 6:00–9:00 p.m. at Brackett Park, 2728 39th Avenue S., Minneapolis, MN, 55406.

Boffer Practice, Every Other Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.–STARTING UP AGAIN ON SEPTEMBER 19TH

The next boffer practice for the Barony of Nordskogen will be Tuesday, Sept. 19. We will be meeting at the Barony’s Heavy Weapons practice site in South Minneapolis at Brackett Park, 2728 39th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN, 55406. Above is a link to a map.

Thrown Weapons Practice, Every Sunday, 10 a.m. to Noon–CANCELLED THIS SUNDAY

See you all at the Thrown Weapons Moot this Sunday afternoon!

Meetings in the Canton of Blachemere

The Canton of Blachemere (northern Twin Cities) generally meets on the first Thursday of the month for its business meeting. The starting time is 6 p.m. and the location is confirmed on Blachemere’s Facebook page but generally is Oak Roads Grill, 2351 181st Ave NW, Cedar, MN 55011. Occasionally, A&S meetings occur on other Thursdays of the month and will be announced on the Blachemere Facebook page. For more information, contact the Seneschal, Baron Frederick de Fulbert, at barrows_pronto@yahoo.com or at (763) 688-0108 (no calls after 10 pm please).

Canton of Nordleigh’s Next Business Meeting

The Canton of Nordleigh’s next business meeting will be Thursday, September 28.

Monday Night Armoring & Sewing At Duke Vlad’s and Duchess Petronella’s

Their Graces, Vlad and Petranella, are hosting armoring and sewing on Mondays starting at 6 p.m. in Roseville. Please be sure to contact them for further details and to double check the schedule. Please note that there is a large fuzzy dog in residence. Duke Vlad and Duchess Petranella can be reached at: 651-644-4685 or at: vlad.petranella@gmail.com

Blacksmithing & Woodworking on Thursdays At Master Danr’s, 7-9 p.m.

Master Danr Ketilsmiðr and Meistari Katriona ni Chonarain invite you to weekly blacksmithing and woodworking sessions at their East Bethel home, Thursdays from 7-9 pm. Please ALWAYS remember to contact them at: 763-434-1840 to confirm that shop night is happening before you head over

Sewing with Mistress Cassandra of the Western Green

Mistress Cassandra of the Western Green hosts weekly sewing nights on Thursday nights at her home. The gatherings begin at 7:00 p.m. and last until your hostess tells you it’s time to go home! Contact her at cassandy@usfamily.net or at 763-754-6725 for directions and to let her know that you are coming ahead of time.

Scribes’ Night–First Tuesday, October 3, 7-9 pm

Always call and confirm your attendance by 9 pm on the prior Monday. If no one calls, that particular Scribes’ Night will be cancelled.

Come create scroll blanks and learn new techniques!  The gathering will be held at THL Una Duckfoot’s home at 1023 Loeb St. in St. Paul (near the intersection of Como & Front & Dale). Please call Una at 651-262-8079 if you need directions.

Embroidery Night/Stitch and B!tch, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, Sept. 19 and Oct. 3, 5 pm–?

Embroidery Night/Stitch and  and B!tch will be held monthly on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at HRM Aibhilin Fhionn’s (Elizabeth Thomas’s) house: 4971 207th St. N in Forest Lake. All are welcome as early as 5 p.m. Please bring a project you are working on, something you would like to start work on, or just come and hang out with us! Bring a snack or some booze to share if you like (because handwork is not complete without booze). For those with concerns over furry beasts: We have two cats (who pretty much stay upstairs) and a small dog (who is very friendly).  If you need directions, drop HRM Aibhilin a note at:  aibhilinfhionn@gmail.com

Rumplestiltskein: 2nd and 4th Sundays, Sept. 24 and Oct. 8, 10 am-2 pm (NEW TIME)

Rumplestiltskein is a fiber-related social gathering held on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. All fiber activities are welcome, and advice is available in spinning, knitting, weaving and nålbinding.

Come enjoy coffee and good company at the Barnes & Noble Starbucks Coffee Shop at 2100 North Snelling Ave, Roseville, MN, just south of Hwy 36 in the HarMar Mall.

Dance Practice on the Third Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 6:30-8:30 pm

Our next practice will be on Thursday, September 21, in Room 107, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. We will begin learning and reviewing the dances for the masked ball at Twelfth Night.  We may also learn another Ravenscroft round.


Period clothing will be required for these. Please note that the Barony has period clothing and feast gear available to loan.


Sunday, Sept. 17, 1-5 pm, At The Home of Comtesse Guenievre du Dragon Vert (Green Jenny)

880 Lakeview Drive, Lino Lakes MN 55014, 612-270-0011

More information available above.


Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018—Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, Lord of Light Church, 14501 Nowthen Blvd NW, Ramsey MN 55303

Event Steward: Bazyli Boleslaw z Krakowa olaughingson22@gmail.com  (218) 370-1678

Feast Stewards: Dame Siobhan Medhbh O’Roarke, Lord Madoc ap Jones

Dance Mistress and Master:  Domina Isabella Beatrice della Rosa (Belle), THL Dafydd Arth

Registration: $20 (Includes Archery fee for Bwana on Sunday)
Registration with Member discount: $15 (Includes Archery fee for Bwana on Sunday)
Children 0-17: Free (Still will have to pay for feast if old enough to occupy a seat)
Feast Cost: $15 at gate, $13 with pre-registration. Send copy of front and back of blue card along with note who you are registering for to: Denise Bell, 3608 Morgan Ave N., Minneapolis, MN, 55412.   Pre-registration begins Nov. 1st and closes Dec. 31st. Make checks payable to: SCA Inc. – Barony of Nordskogen

Our Baroness has requested a masquerade of the Italian style for our 12th night celebration, and we, her humble stewards, are happy to provide. Come! Join us for a joyous day of merry making and revelry. In the midst of the dark days of winter, we shall dance by fairy light.


This is the September 17, 2017 online issue of The Nib, (formerly This Week in the SCA in the Twin Cities), a publication of the Barony of Nordskogen of the Society of Creative Anachronism, Inc. This issue is available from Susan Henry, 258 Griggs St. S, Saint Paul, MN 55105 and www.nordskogen.northshield.org. It is not a corporate publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and does not delineate SCA, Inc. policies.

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