St. Eggberts Feast


Hosted by Device of Myrtle Holt

The Shire of Myrtle Holt (Josephine County, OR )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Balin of the Misty Fjord
Date: April 14 , 2012
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on April 14th 2012
Site closes at: 12:00 AM

Event site:
Wimer Grange
8700 E Evans Creek Rd Rogue River, OR 97527

Come help us to honor Myrtleholt’s patron saint, St.

The Story of St. Eggbert of the
Eggbert was born, the third son of a fowler
at Hennford, England in the year 402 AD.  The local priest
taught him letters when he was seven. He bacame a wandering monk
preaching to any listener.  He used a hens egg to explain the
Trinity and while happily dining on roasted fowl said:  “if
thy right wing offend thee then then pluck it off.”  Eggburt
was a pious but odd man often sleeping in hen houses.  One
night, fierce vikings raided the small hold.  Eggbert, half
asleep in the coop was beaten to death by a huge Dane wielding a
pair of pilfered cocks. 

The Shire of Myrtleholt celebrates St. Eggbert’s Feast is
because many years ago the Shire was given a mystical sign. 
There had been a feast wherein all meats were poultry.  After
this feast shire members exhibited red itchy rashes, fevers and
swelling of the bodies – all indicative of the Pox of Henne. 
Superstitious mutterings causes one Lady to even change her name
from “de Poullet” to “de Faucon”.  The plague caused people to
look to heaven for help.  A story was circulated about the man
called Eggbert who seemed a Saint.  A large statue of a
rooster was located in a nearby village.  Plague victims and
survivors made pilgrimage there to beseech Eggbert to end the
plague.  They honored him with a feast in the Fall.  The
Plague of Henne was gone.


It is in this vein that we continue to bring to your enjoyment a
variety of activities both serious and silly…  This year, as
we’ve been forbidden by the involved fighters  from
 from ever again performing the “white alligator and
chicken” form of the Gatekeeper Tourney, we are substituting
the following activities (yes, the Gatekeeper Tourney will
eventually be resurrected… but for now, hold the faith):

  • Myrtleholt’s 1st annual A&S Championship
    We’re looking for our first A&S champion – At this time, the
    entry phase for the championship has closed (March 15th)  Each
    entrant will supply a primary and secondary Arts and Sciences
    entry, each from a different discipline.  Each of the entry
    should be fully documented and the judging will be performed by a
    panel of judges from throughout the Summits.  For more details
    on the A&S Championship please visit the event site at
  • Open Heavy Fighting
    There will be an eric set up and available for any who come that
    wish to practice or get a chance to fight with others
    who are not normally at their local practices. 
  • Trade Blanket:
    We’ve been having much fun with getting people together to bring
    things that they may no longer need or have a use for, and getting
    them together to bid and trade for other items that others
    have.  Sometimes the bids can be quite spectacular when the
    bidding gets stiff!!!  So bring anything that you might like
    to trade… maybe you don’t need it any more, it might be just what
    somebody else needs… for their costume, their encampment, their
    feast-ware, or to be creatively reused for some other
  • Classes:
    • Lucette cord making  ( adults & smalls)
      Learn how to make cordage using the traditional wooden
      lucette.  Material Cost $7/person (you get to keep your
      lucette and cord materials).  Limited to 10-12 seats
    • Butter making – (adults and smalls)
      Each student will be given the materials and taught how to “churn”
      their own butter, which can then be used to supplement your
      sumptuous goodies at the Feast.  Best butter may be awarded an
      Cost:  Free
    • Kumihimo cord making (adults & smalls)
      Learn how to make multi-colored cordage using this wonderful
      oriental method.
    • Beginning and improving your knitting  (adults and
      Antir’s very own “Antir west war Sock war” champion is very excited
      to help any and all who wish to begin learning how to knit, or help
      others who may need assistance improving their skills or
      understanding how to read patterns.   There may be a
      small class material fee, or if you have your own needles, none at
  • The Game of Goose competition
    As has become traditional gaming for our St. Eggbert’s, this year
    we will once again be bringing out the Gooseboards and getting
    those ardent boardgame players to the table for some serious
    competition.  If enough people are involved, we may even have
    a tournament… maybe even a prize will be offered… 
  • Feast Table Place-Setting Competition
    Bring out those fineries and set yourself the place-setting of your
    dreams in our feast hall.  Anybody can compete and win a
    wonderful prize that has been contributed by one of our wonderfully
    generous members…  They have noted there will be special
    credit given to those who produce place settings that keep with the
    theme of St. Eggberts, chickens and eggs.
  • The Feast:
    We will be starting the feast approximately at 5:30 bearing in mind
    that there are no changes to our agenda.

(Subject to change):

  • Roasted Great Fowl (Roasted Turkey) served as a Bruce*
  • Graue
  • Potage of grains and legumes
  • Daryoles
  • Yrchons
  • Prunes as Frissiaus with rede wyne
  • Great Roast of Beof
  • Losyns with cheese
  • Orange Pasternaks (skyrwittes) in sawse honig with erbes
  • A platter of dainty tidbits: Almond wafers, fried candied nuts,
    dates, orange slices
  • Payn de mayn ebroyden with bottur enou
  • Salat

Please visit the event’s Website at for
detailed translation of all the items on the feast menu, along with
a fairly complete list of ingredients for those with
alergies.  All of our feasts generally provide a pathway for
most sufferers of common food alergies (citrus, onion, gluten). If
you suffer from multiple alergies, please contact the Event Steward
or the Feast Steward in advance with your particulars so that
alternate plans can be made on your behalf.


Adults, $12.00 ($5 Non-member Surcharge
Youths (ages 7-18), $8.00
Children (6 and younger), free.

In these hard economic times we are happily
offering a $24 family cap.  The “family” intended
here is the
traditional real world context of parents with one or more minor
children, all of whom live in the same house.

Make checks payable to “SCA Inc., Shire of

Steward:   HL David de Rosier-Blanc, (mka David Bianco),
phone: 541-597-2720, ten.tenreitnorf@ocnaibbd
Apprentice Event Stewards:  L. Balin of the Misty Fjord (James
Otto, Sr.), Lady Ebhlin MhicAonghusa (Crystal Butler)
Activities Steward:  L Kirstianna Olsdottir
A&S Championship Steward:  L Awenydd Gryffen, Myrtleholt
Feast Steward:  HL Felicia of the True Layne
Heraldic coordinator: L. Balin of the Misty Fjord


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