Good Yule

 

Hosted by Device of Aquaterra

The Barony of Aquaterra (Snohomish County, WA )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Sabina di Zorzi
Date: December 1 , 2012
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on December 1th 2012
Site closes at: 12:00 AM

Event site:
Savior Hall Lutheran Church
12810 35th Ave SE Everett, WA 98208



Come join
us in 10th century Byzantium for Aquaterra’s Good
Yule. Experience an entertaining education on how the Vikings
changed from being the raiders from a far off land to the elite
Varangian Guards of the Byzantine emperors. This is a story which
included a little violence, a little bribery, and no shortage of
excellent food and
entertainment!

Please
visit our website for the most current
information:
http://www.aq-goodyule.com/

Site/Feast
Fees

Entry &
Feast:

$20/seat adult (18+), $10.00/seat youth (7-17),
$60.00/family
cap

Entry only / Non-Feast
fee:

$15.00/adult (18+), $5.00/youth (7-17),
$40.00/family
cap

Child (Age 6 & Under): Free
Non-members: A $5.00 NMS fee will be collected for all non-member
adults at this event to meet the standards of a Level 2 event.
Table space and chairs are first guaranteed to Feasters, but
anything left will be available for Off-board accomodations.
Picnicking is acceptable, unless disruptive to Court and no warming
accommodations will be
available.

Reservations are required for the
feast. Reservations
deadline for feast is November 17th.
This means
your check needs to be in our hand by that day confirming your
reservations. We have a maximum of 120 feast seats available, but
you can still join in the festivities without a reservation, but as
off-board (bring your own food) seating. Off-board seating will be
separate from the reserved feast seating for the sake of our
servers and no warming accomodations will be
available.

Please contact us to reserve your seat early to
help the Feast-o-crat.
Include:

  • SCA and mundane names of each seat you are
    reserving
  • a phone number to contact if there is a
    question on your
    reservation
  • If each is an adult (18+), youth (7-17), or
    child (6 or
    younger).
  • If there are any food allergies, dietary
    restrictions, or other
    concerns.

We will e-mail you
confirmation of your reservations once we have received your
payment. The prices can be found above or on
our
Site
Info

page. Reservations can be
made by either e-mailing romoc.liamg@narawsewsiv.arama via
the
Feast
page. Thank
you!

Feast
Menu

Weary of the constant raids from the Norsemen,
called the Varangians in Constantinople, the Emperor and Empress
have invited the Norse leaders to a great banquet, to convince them
to cease hostilities and join with them as an elite force of
personal
guards.

We look forward to you
joining us at the feast table! We are lucky to have Baroness Fiamma
the Unquenchable as our head chef! If you have any questions about
the menu, she encourages you to contact her
at
moc.loa@attemmaif.

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Menu: A
Roman style dinner in three courses: Gustatio (appetizers), Mensa
prima (main course), Mensa secunda (desserts). The menu items
consist of Norse comfort foods (
as
interpreted and prepared by a Byzantine chef
😉
to make the
guests feel at home, and exotic Byzantine specialties to tempt them
to stay.

Menu subject to change according to
availability of ingredients and cooks whim.

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Gustatio
(Appetizers)

Suggested beverage/aperitif (byob): Mead,
vermouth, spiced wine

Norse:

Jarlsberg cheese

Butter

Radishes

Barley flatbread and/or rye
crackers

Smoked salmon

Pickled herring or cod

Dried fruit mix; cherries, apples, plums,
pears

Hazelnuts

Byzantine:

Cucumber salad

Artichoke hearts with eggs

Cheese pate

Duck liver pate

Olive paste

Apricot appetizer

Cheese crackers

Roman style wheat bread or
rolls

Olive oil

Mensa Prima (Main
course)

Norse:

Wild goose and Beef braised in mead with apples
and onions

Roasted pork loin with plum
sauce

Millet ‘polenta’

Venison roast

 

Byzantine:

Duck 3 ways:

Duck and turnip soup

Duck leg confit

Roast duck breast with nut
sauce

Lettuce omelette

Fried carrots and parsnips

Lentils with chestnuts

Chickpeas with cheese

Roman
style wheat bread or rolls

Olive oil

Mensa Secunda
(Dessert)

Norse:

Skyr

Lingonberry or cherry
preserves

Oatcakes

Byzantine:

Grapes

Melons

Dates stuffed with pine nuts in
honey

Cheesecake

Sesame wafers

Site
Rules

Please don’t park in the play fields or
the long driveway.  Vehicles will be towed.  Please
carpool if you can to help us prevent this from becoming an
issue.

Site is discretely wet.  Alcohol must be
contained within the
auditorium.

No pets allowed except service
animals.

Children must be accompanied by a parent at all
times.

The adjacent buildings, fields, and play area
are not part of our event, so please leave them
alone.

Preliminary
schedule

12:00 PM Site opens to populace. Activities:
classes, contests, guild displays,
entertainment.


Classes


Byzantine Beading 12:30 pm – about an hour – cost $5.00


Nordic Costuming 2:00 pm – about an hour


Nordic Lawsuit 3:00 pm – about an hour


Page School 4:00 pm – about a half hour

 

Contest entries
due!

5:00 PM Feast begins with entertainment
throughout.

7:00 PM Court begins and is followed by more
entertainment.

Gate
closes

10:00 PM Site closes to
populace

Activities
Classes

Our classes are inspired by the Varangians
(Vikings) bringing their culture to
Byzantium:

Nordic Lawsuit
3:00 pm – about an hour
  – a
presentation by HL Skallagrim Grimkjellson.  Participate in a
Gautish trial and learn how the Geats, a Nordic tribe, settled
grievances in court and how it demonstrated their values. Students
will play the part of the jury and pass judgement as they see fit
after witnessing the court
presentation.

Byzantine
Beading

12:30 pm – about an hour – cost
$5.00
  –  Try your hand at
recreating some of the richest and visually stunning embellishment
from the Eastern Empire. Countess Octavia shall give a brief
lecture on the modern interpretation of Byzantine clothing
decoration through beadwork.  The class will focus
on decorating a rondel (circle). Fabric with rondel, some
beads, and design examples provided by the instructor. Please bring
your own embroidry hoop, various size needles and thread. 
Limit of 6 seats available for this one, so
e-mail
moc.oohay@izroZidanibaS
to get on the
list!

Nordic costuming
class

2:00 pm – about an hour
 – HL
Mýrún Bjarnardóttir will give a lecture on
constructing apron dresses and underdresses using rectangular
construction.  This is a very good class for those interested
in learning more period accurate clothing, even without previous
knowledge in making their own clothes, as this is a very basic
method of construction that can be used for many types of
clothing.  The class will include handouts. Limit of 6 seats
available for this one, so
e-mail
moc.oohay@izroZidanibaS
to get on the
list!

Page School
4:00 pm – about a half hour
 – Her
Excellency Sineidin inghean an Bhiadtaigh will be teaching the Page
School about court
etiquette!

Contests – entries due by feast (except Best
Skald)

Our contests this year are centered around our
theme of Vikings visiting Byzantium in the tenth
century.  We will be holding a Coptic Tunic costume contest,
games competitions, a Best Skald contest, a Soap”stone”
carving contest, as well as a Gold Key Iron
Needle:

Gold Key IRON
NEEDLE!
Try your
sewing skills at Aquaterra’s Good Yule’s Iron Needle
competition! Fabric will be provided from noon to 4:00. Bring your
own tools, trims, thread, and talent! The challenge: to hand sew a
wearable garment. Entries will be presented during the feast and
all entries will be donated to Gold Key. The prize for the best
entry will be a sewing kit as well as a platinum needle provided by
HL Aenor de Pessac.

Soap”stone”
carving

The Byzantines had an increase in soapstone
carvings during the tenth century, and as much fun as it would be
to have people chipping away at actual stone all day, we thought
we’d make it a little easier for more people to participate,
so we are going to have a soap carving contest!  We will
provide some bars of ivory soap for people to carve in the
Byzantine style and have this available along with some tools at a
table for people to work at. If people would like to bring their
own tools or soap, they are welcome to.  We would like to make
this available from the time people are allowed on site to just
before the feast so they would have time to work on it and
participate in other areas of the event if they would like. 
The pieces will be displayed during the feast to add to the
Byzantium atmosphere.  Also, there will be a prize for the
winner!

Coptic Tunic costume
contest

We welcome people from all
lands, but would like to invite guests to participate in our Coptic
Tunic contest.  For more information on Byzantine costume,
please see:

http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/01181/Byzantine%20costume.pdf

Games

One of the best ways to share a culture is to
learn about what people did to entertain themselves while passing
the time, so we will have a games table for you to enjoy.  If
you would like to compete for a chance to win
the beautiful handmade game boards that will be
used for this event, join in the Tafl and Byzantine Chess
competitions
held by Her Ladyship Rhiannon
Boyle.

Guild
displays

Are you new to Aquaterra’s family? 
Do you want to learn what there is to be experienced in our
society, a little beyond the basics?  Come attend our
exhibition of guild displays designed specifically to help those
new to the group learn more about what our great barony has to
offer and to remind others of areas they may have forgotten were
available to
explore!

We will even have Gold Key
available to make it easier for those who are new to our family to
come enjoy the
feast!

Bards!

Bards, do you like to
entertain?? Then come to Aquaterra’s Good Yule!
Performers of all genre are welcome and we have space for musicians
to set up and play, as well as a bardic stage, where you can
entertain the gathered masses!  Performances do not have to
fit our theme, just our
society!

Ready for some friendly
competition
??  Come and tell us your best skaldic
poem, with a historical or eulogic subject, detailing the deeds of
the Baron of Aquaterra or the King of An Tir, in a Norse style.
This will become a competition with prizes if enough interest is
shown!

Bards are needed to fill time between noon and
9pm, with a break for court, on Saturday, December 1st, at
Beautiful Savior Church in Everett. Please send the following
information to Yvette du Coeur at
moc.liamg@rueocudettevy.

Modern Name:
SCA Name:
Performance type:
Time available:
Skald
competition:

We look forward to enjoying your
performances!

Giving at Good
Yule!

This is the time
of year for giving, so we are excited to offer many
opportunities to give to both our SCA society and our modern
one:
 
Our Silent Auction has
been given voice!

HL Gideon Hravensfuri has agreed to run our auction! Proceeds will
be split between the Raven Travel Fund and Aquaterra’s youth
activities, so come ready to shop! If you would like to donate an
item to be added to the auction, please let me know. We currently
have people donating a game board, fingerless gloves, and desserts,
but are happy to have a range of items!
 
Gold Key needs your
donations!

Do you have garb you once loved, but your persona has grown out of?
Has your fabric collection grown out of control? Then turn your
overfilled closet into a donation to helping a newcomer take their
first steps in the SCA! Aquaterra’s Gold Key will be
accepting donations of fabric and clothes at this year’s Good
Yule to help us build the stock in time for Ursulmas. Please bring
your gently used, clean excess garb or fabric to HL Aenor de
Pessac.
 
NEW!
Toy drive for the USMC Toys
for Tots program!

This year, along with the food drive, we are also pleased to have a
toy drive for the USMC Toys for Tots program run by HL Pani
Katarzyna Miloshova! The Toys for Tots program only accepts new,
unwrapped toys. No realistic guns or weapons please. Gifts can be
either for a boy or girl up to age 12. This is an amazing program
that has helped to spread the joy of the Holiday season to
thousands of kids who might not have received gifts if it wasn’t
for this program.
 
Food
Drive

We will be hosting a Food Drive with Loftr’s help! If you
can, please bring dry goods to the box by Gate to donate! Donations
will be made to The Hands of Hope Food Bank – located and operated
out of Lifepoint Church in Everett. From their website: The Hands
of Hope is the largest food bank in south Everett serving over
one-hundred families every month. It is a part of the Snohomish
County coalition and receives weekly donations from several local
businesses and churches. ere is a list of the dry goods they like
to have on hand:
Baking Items including Flour
and Salt
All-in-one meals including tuna, hamburger and chicken helpers
Mac & Cheese and Ramen Noodles
Pasta and Pasta sauce
Side dishes (Rice-a-roni, Pasta-roni)
Canned food of any kind: meat, fish, poultry, fruit, veggies,
beans
Breakfast items (cereal, pancake mix, syrup, oatmeal)
Peanut butter
Dry beans
Rice (brown or white)
Baby food and diapers
Personal Items and Pet Food



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