Dragon’s Laire Yule

 

Hosted by Device of Kingdom of An Tir

The Kingdom of An Tir (Oregon, Washington, Northern Idaho, and British Columbia)

Event Summary:

Date: December 12 , 2020
Online meeting begins at: 10:00 AM on December 12th 2020
Online meeting ends at: 7:00 PM on December 12th 2020

Event site:
Online
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Their Excellencies Kloe of Thira and Arion the Wanderer, and the Populace of Dragon’s Laire, invite one and all to a joyous celebration of the Yule Season. In keeping with the current world climate, this event is to be held VIRTUALLY.

When and What
Dragon’s Laire Virtual Yule Feast will be held on Saturday, December 12th. The activities of the day will begin at 10AM.

Online activities will be held throughout the day, culminating with a Court from Their Excellencies Arion and Kloe which begins at 4PM.

Who
Event Steward: Master Arontius of Bygelswade 
Livestream and Performance Coordinator: THL Kösem of House Awry and Archos Marcel Boutet
Arts and Sciences Coordinator: Magistra Aelianora de Wyntringham
Martiallate Activities: M’Lord Lysander 
Merchant Coordinator: M’Lady Reannag Teine
‘Feast’ Coordinator: Countess Elizabeth de Rossignol
Seneschal: HL Ciar ingen Fiachnae dragonslaire.seneschal@antir.org


This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Is conducted online
Is an online class
Is an online gathering
Has Classes
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities


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Online Event Connection Information

We are still deciding but likely to use Facebook Livesteam through the Dragon’s Laire Group and possibly Zoom. More information as time approaches.

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Registration Information

Come partake in Dragon’s Laire’s latest holiday collaboration!
 
In light of Covid19, we will be holding Dragon’s Laire’s Yule 2020 virtually! We are looking for aspiring bards to perform, learned scholars to lecture, skilled artisans to demonstrate, and expert fighters to teach as contributions to the festive entertainment! Be part of something special this year and help us spread joy to the populace this Yuletide season!
 
How to contribute your performances:
1) Pre-record your performance/class/demo/lecture using your phone, web camera, or any other recording device that allows you to transfer the file onto the computer (example: Digital Video Camera).
2) Save and Name your file! If possible, save your file as an MP4. Unsure how? That’s ok! We can convert it for you if needed. Please use this format when naming your video: Modern Last Name- Name of performance/class/demo/lecture (Example: Smith-How to eat a persimmon).
3) Now that your file is saved and named, drag and drop your pre-recorded video here: https://drive.google.com/…/1M2-jv97BJ1ybcD65_a…
Once your video is done transferring, your upload is complete!
 
4) To ensure the protection of our contributors, you must fill out a ‘Grant of Use’ form to give Dragon’s Laire permission to either temporarily or permanently publish your work! For your convince, a digital copy has been provided for you! Simply answer the questions on the link below and your form is complete:
https://forms.gle/iPLdWUJEvmH3JqGg6. (Please note that if you do not fill out a Grant of Use form, we will be unable to publish your contribution.)
 
We look forward to seeing your performance and thank you for helping us provide some much needed cheer!
 
Note: If you would like to get ahold of the Social Media Officer about any questions regarding your Work on Facebook, Youtube, or any other shared social media contact HLS Kösem of House Awry (Amber Boutet) at DragonsLaire.YT@gmail.com or message her directly on FaceBook.

Accessibility Information

We will be utilizing a livestream viewable on the Dragon’s Laire YouTube and also running a social Zoom during the day.

YouTube: You do not need an account to view. You will need an account to comment.

Zoom: You do not need an account to use or chat. 

You do not need to have a camera or microphone for Zoom or YouTube as a viewer. The chats will be monitored for any comments.

The livestream will be available on the Dragon’s Laire YouTube for viewing after the event ends.

Meal Information

Greetings Dragon’s Laire!
 
Behold the first installment of assorted festive period recipes to celebrate Yule by!
 
M’Lady Lucy suggested making some beverages to toast the Barony with at Yule, which sounded like a great idea to me. So I did a bit of digging and just for fun settled on something from the Iberian peninsula.
 
These are from the ‘Libro del Coch’ by Ruperto de Nola, found in a translation of an edition dated 1529. Note that there is an alcoholic and a non-alcoholic version, and they are *very* easy.
Here are the original (well, translated) recipes–
 
SPICES FOR CLAREA
Three parts cinnamon, two parts cloves, one part ginger, all ground and strained through a sieve, and for one azumbre of white wine, put an ounce of spices with a pound of honey, well-mixed and strained through your sleeve of good thick linen, and strained through it often enough that the wine comes out clear.
 
CLAREA FROM WATER
To one azumbre of water, four ounces of honey; you must cast in the same spices as for the other clarea; you must give it a boil with the honey over the fire, and when it is off the fire you must cast in the spices.
See? Simple. Give it a try, adjusting spice proportions and amount of honey to suit yourself.
The ‘sleeve’ mentioned in the recipe is the sleeve of Hippocrates, a square of fabric with two adjacent sides sewn together to form a cone, through which liquids were strained. You can just use a fine strainer, or a worn kitchen towel, if you prefer.
 
For those of you (like me) who don’t know what an azumbre is, a handy site called convert-me.com will tell you. As it happens, it’s about two liters. The same source tells us the old Spanish ounce and pound are about the same as today. Again, play with it to make the amount of you want, and please tell us all how it went.
 
My own persona would probably enjoy a nice cup of sack at a winter celebration like Yule. How about yours?
 
Countess E

Volunteer Information

WE NEED HELP! Our Baronial Web-Minister, Lord Maenach, is only one person and there will be multiple rooms to manage. He will also need breaks over the course of the day. If you could volunteer and hour or two in order to help moderate and facilitate rooms, it would be greatly appreciated!

 

The majority of the day will utilize an Arts and Sciences theme, so Magistra Aelianora de Wyntringham, the Dragon’s Laire Arts and Sciences Minister, is the central point-of-contact for most such activities. 
Please consider contributing to the day. Subjects we are looking to include:
* Demonstrations of Arts and Sciences Activities in which you are involved.
* Lectures on subjects of which you’ve done research.
* Presentations intended to be part of the Scholars Program, either complete or in development.
* Presentations intended to be part of future Arts and Sciences competitions.

Finally, we want to have one room, or venue, devoted to Martiallate Activities. Do you have a fighting style to demonstrate? Would you consider sponsoring, and hosting, a drill session where you lead people virtually through a drill sequence? How about fighting techniques, either individual or a battle scenario with a squad of fighters? This has many possibilities, please ask questions and seek advice on this.

Merchant Information

Merchants! We are also looking to support you! We invite you to create a short video or to attend our Yule event! We are happy to provide a breakout room for you to hangout in or to have created as needed for discussion with customers.

Our day-of contact is M’Lady Reannag Teine who can be reached via Messenger to that name or by email to pottery@reannagteine.com. Please send all enquiries to her and Master Arontius arontius@comcast.net.

We invite you to put together a short video!
You are welcome to put together a 30ish second video about your wares and where shoppers can find you/get in touch with you. 

Please follow the instructions below! 

How to contribute your performances:
1) Pre-record your performance/class/demo/lecture using your phone, web camera, or any other recording device that allows you to transfer the file onto the computer (example: Digital Video Camera).
 
2) Save and Name your file! If possible, save your file as an MP4. Unsure how? That’s ok! We can convert it for you if needed. Please use this format when naming your video: Modern Last Name- Name of performance/class/demo/lecture (Example: Smith-How to eat a persimmon).
 
3) Now that your file is saved and named, drag and drop your pre-recorded video here: https://drive.google.com/…/1M2-jv97BJ1ybcD65_a…
Once your video is done transferring, your upload is complete!
 
4) To ensure the protection of our contributors, you must fill out a ‘Grant of Use’ form to give Dragon’s Laire permission to either temporarily or permanently publish your work! For your convince, a digital copy has been provided for you! Simply answer the questions on the link below and your form is complete:
https://forms.gle/iPLdWUJEvmH3JqGg6. (Please note that if you do not fill out a Grant of Use form, we will be unable to publish your contribution.)
 
We look forward to seeing your performance and thank you for helping us provide some much needed cheer!
 
Note: If you would like to get ahold of the Social Media Officer about any questions regarding your Work on Facebook, YouTube, or any other shared social media contact HLS Kösem of House Awry (Amber Boutet) at DragonsLaire.YT@gmail.com or message her directly on Facebook.

Classes Offered

The majority of the day will utilize an Arts and Sciences theme, so Magistra Aelianora de Wyntringham, the Dragon’s Laire Arts and Sciences Minister, is the central point-of-contact for most such activities. The Event Steward will be working with her closely to coordinate everything into a cohesive structure. So please ask one of us if you have any questions whatsoever in this regard.
Please consider contributing to the day. Subjects we are looking to include:
* Demonstrations of Arts and Sciences Activities in which you are involved.
* Lectures on subjects of which you’ve done research.
* Presentations intended to be part of the Scholars Program, either complete or in development.
* Presentations intended to be part of future Arts and Sciences competitions.

Additionally, we intend to have one room, or venue, devoted to Bardic Activities. His Excellency Arion actively seeks contributions from all the past Dragon’s Laire Bardic Champions as part of this effort. He has personally been asking all of the DL Bardic Champions, the Kingdom Champions he knows, and a few others from around An Tir to sent in their bardic performances. We are especially asking bardic performances to be pre-recorded in order to facilitate scheduling, as well as difficulties encountered when working ‘virtually’ which may mar a bardic performance (such as delays and sound modifications forced by electronic connections). This will also allow us to perform pieces multiple times over the day, which will be appreciated by one and all.

This is especially for those bards who presented their works at the recently held ‘Great Performances’. This was the introduction to that event, which we would like to utilize for our Yule performances: “Great Performances: An SCA Bardic Showcase! The Goal: To have a wide variety of Bards across the Knowne World entertain everyone with their best performance. What: Pick what you feel is your very best performance and share it. No Judges, no stress, just beauty. The performances can be period pieces, filks, SCA Historical Tales, original works, or modern pieces that have an SCA feel to them. Entertaining is the key. The genre is up to you. Single performers as well as ensembles are encouraged to participate.”

Their Excellencies want to encourage the Bardic Arts during their tenure. They are defining Bardic for Their Courts broadly, to include any genre found in the SCA. Be it pure period, filks, original pieces, stories about SCA History, or modern pieces with an SCA feel (like Stan Rogers songs). It works very well for Great Performances. Their goal for Bardic is entertainment rather than scholarship. Scholarly bardic presentations will fit into A&S, as is now the trend for Kingdom.

Finally, we want to have one room, or venue, devoted to Martiallate Activities. Do you have a fighting style to demonstrate? Would you consider sponsoring, and hosting, a drill session where you lead people virtually through a drill sequence? How about fighting techniques, either individual or a battle scenario with a squad of fighters? This has many possibilities, please ask questions and seek advice on this.

ALSO, WE ARE ENCOURAGING ALL ACTIVITIES OF THE DATE TO BE PRE-RECORDED, AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE! This will help with timing, and help with ‘quirks’ in the system. It also allows individuals the time to put together something with which they are truly satisfied to present. Also, consider a pre-recorded presentation built with time at the end for a ‘question and answer’ session available.

At 4PM, the break-out sessions will end and Virtual Court will begin with Their Excellencies Arion and Kloe. At this point the intention is to have both Live and Pre-Recorded presentations as part of this Court.

 
How to contribute your performances:
1) Pre-record your performance/class/demo/lecture using your phone, web camera, or any other recording device that allows you to transfer the file onto the computer (example: Digital Video Camera).
 
2) Save and Name your file! If possible, save your file as an MP4. Unsure how? That’s ok! We can convert it for you if needed. Please use this format when naming your video: Modern Last Name- Name of performance/class/demo/lecture (Example: Smith-How to eat a persimmon).
 
3) Now that your file is saved and named, drag and drop your pre-recorded video here: https://drive.google.com/…/1M2-jv97BJ1ybcD65_a…
Once your video is done transferring, your upload is complete!
 
4) To ensure the protection of our contributors, you must fill out a ‘Grant of Use’ form to give Dragon’s Laire permission to either temporarily or permanently publish your work! For your convince, a digital copy has been provided for you! Simply answer the questions on the link below and your form is complete:
https://forms.gle/iPLdWUJEvmH3JqGg6. (Please note that if you do not fill out a Grant of Use form, we will be unable to publish your contribution.)
 
We look forward to seeing your performance and thank you for helping us provide some much needed cheer!
 
Note: If you would like to get ahold of the Social Media Officer about any questions regarding your Work on Facebook, YouTube, or any other shared social media contact HLS Kösem of House Awry (Amber Boutet) at DragonsLaire.YT@gmail.com or message her directly on Facebook.

Emergency Preparedness Information

If the area loses power and or internet, all pre-recorded and the stream up to that point will ve available for viewing at a later time. A back up livestream host will be available in case of emergency.


This page was last updated: November 23, 2020