The Barony of Stromgard (Vancouver, WA)
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): James Sayer
Date: December 13 , 2014
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on December 13th 2014
Site closes at: 12:00 AM
St. Helens Armory
474 S 7th Street
St Helens, OR 97051
The days and nights may be getting cold but our hearts are warmed
by good friends, good food, and good times shared together. Join
the Baronies of
Stromgard, Three Mountains and Dragon’s Mist
as we celebrate.
The Three Baronies will provide meat dishes and requests that all
celebrants joining us bring a potluck dish of 10 servings per
attendee. (Please remember serving sizes are only about ¼ c
per person so this translates roughly to a large casserole for a
family of 4) Please list all ingredients on a 3×5 card to help
those with food allergies.
Larger groups going “all in” on one large dish feel free to split
it in half so we can keep bringing out food when trays empty.
Our kitchen overlord Muireann has ensured that there is
pleanty of room in the kitchen to hold the extra plated
If you are looking for some guidance on what to bring let’s go with
last name (mundane or Scadian). A-I bring side dishes, J-Q
bring desserts, and R-Z bring main dish.
This site is DISCREETLY wet – Please respect the limitation of beer
and wine only, poured into your own drinking vessel.
This years activities include;
All three Baronies Sergentry letters of intent (please contact the
appropriate Baron and/or Baroness for more information)
And aside from a gigantic pot luck feast wherein each Barony will
provide a main meat dish, there will be:
Father Christmas (You should send the age and gender of your
children to the Baron and/or Baroness. 12 and under
Drive (unwrapped gifts please)
Four Largesse Derby (see below)
Santa (see below under gift exchange)
Exchange (see below)
(performances and lessons on period dance)
Competition (see below)
Choice Arts and Sciences Competition (see below)
activities throughout the day (see below)
Jingle Bell Time is just around the corner. Deadline for the gift
exchange is coming! Act Now! The Secret Santa Form is located in
the files area of the Baronial Facebook pages.
GIFT EXCHANGE(S) – TRI-BARONY YULE or (Yulange a tois if you
will be two gift exchanges.
The traditional exchange- select or create a gender neutral gift –
money limit 10.00. At the designated time if you brought a gift you
receive one in exchange.
The new traditional method- complete the Secret Santa form and
send it (or the equivalent) privately to Jill Blackhorse via
Facebook OC or e-mail or in person. The form will have a place to
provide likes and dislikes, age and barony. Submit the form no
later than October 5th. On the 6th or shortly thereafter you will
be notified of who you will be secret Santa to. You’ll bring
your Secret Santa gift to Yule with the recipient’s name on
it and at a designated time the gifts will be passed out. It is up
to you if you wish to make yourself known.
advantage is that you will know something about the recipient. This
would probably be the best for the 13 – 18 crowd because we
can make sure the gifts are age appropriate.
limit is still 10.00.
are strong rumours that Father Christmas will appear with gifts for
kids 12 and under.
Announcing the Festive Four Largesse Derby for the Tri-Barony Yule
gathering. Since there is a Dirty Dozen planned for 12th Night and
I did not want to stress out the artisans of our fair baronies, I
thought it would be fun to have a smaller version at our event.
Make 4 of any 1 thing to enter. Can’t decide and want to make 4
more of something else? That’s fine too!
Voting will be by the populace, so be sure to have your entries in
before noon so that everyone has a chance to look them over.
Each of them will need to be labeled, all three baronies have
largesse labels available for printing.
Usually there is 1 winner, but I’m adding in a twist. First prize
gets half of the total number donated, second gets 2/3 of what is
leftover and third prize that last 1/3. Each of the baronies of
course gets to take home one of each of the entries.
Champion’s Choice at Yule
Arts & Sciences for everyone!
join us for a friendly competition! There will be three categories:
Place yourself in Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced, with minimum
documentation of a 3×5 card listing your SCA name, and the name,
origin, and time period of your entry. The current A&S
champions of the three baronies will select a winner from each
group. If you would like feedback from the populace and attending
artisans, provide a small notebook. This is an excellent
opportunity to connect with other artisans interested in the same
topic, or get some gentle, helpful advice. All comments must be
courteous, and signed.
There will be many things to choose from this Yule and
1. Make a tunic and clothe your bear;
Paper chain making; and
This is by no means all, but are the majority of activities
available. All ages are welcome and we will have plenty of things
for the littlest ones to do as well. We will decorate the tree with
the beautiful artistry of our youth, and you will be able to take
home their creations when they are finished adorning the
Also, I am in need of volunteers throughout the day to assist the
children in putting things together and to give myself a break
every so often as needs dictate. Please let me know if you can
spare a little time to help the children.
Please remember that you must accompany your child if they are
under 12 to the classes. Also,please be aware that while the
activities are provided, this will not constitute a formal
babysitting situation so please keep that in mind so that myself
and my helpers will be able to assist all the children to enjoy
Due to site restrictions, there will not be a cordial category, so
beer/wine/cider/mead only please.
Bonus points will be given for documentably (or defensibly) period
recipe or process, so if you have documentation please bring
Though not strictly required, if you plan to enter and could drop
a line ahead of time so I can plan for enough table space and
judges that would be appreciated.
Gate opens (No
Collections for Food Bank and Toys all day
Letters of intent for
Lists open/armor inspections
Champion’s Choice entries
Deadline to enter Festive Four Largess Derby
Brewing competition starts
Dance lessons and Sargentry dance trials
Voting ends for Festive Four Largess Derby
Winners announced at court
Father Christmas/Gift Exchange/Secret
Event Stewart: HL James Sayer (moc.erifcidrab@reyassemaj)
DIRECTIONS FROM PORTLAND:
Follow U.S. 30 W to Bennett
Rd in Warren.
Turn right onto Bennett Rd (187 ft).
Turn left onto Old Portland Rd (2mi).
Turn right to stay on Old Portland Rd (1.3 mi).
Turn right onto S 7th St (0.2 mi).
Destination will be on left