It sounds like the Service Collegium went very well. Lots of awards were given. We had a quiet week and a good, if very late, potluck.

This week all meetings are on time. Sewing and Project Day are ongoing. Masks required. We’re keeping right on with the virtual meetings side-by-side with the actual. 

  • Herb Bunch – At Ancient Light, Thursdays, 7am-9pm, on hold
  • Herb Workshop, In the Garden – Done for the season. There will be occasional workshops through the winter.
  • Sewing Time – At Ancient Light, Saturdays, 3-5pm
  • Project Day – At Ancient Light, Sundays, 1 to 4pm
  • Cheese and Wine happens irregularly, usually announced with little notice on our Facebook group.

Next Potluck – Next Potluck – 12/11 (note changed date!!!), 1/15/22

Winter Feast LVI, Norse Theme. Page here – More pages coming!

Here is the direct Portfolio link which has all the past Project Day reports and various projects, original here:  and new one here: and number three is here:

Misc – Summits Service Collegium Principality Court – Principality of the Summits, Kingdom of An Tir SCA – This stream will include Summits Court at the Summits Service Collegium in Stayton, Oregon.


December 9 , 2022 until December, 11 2022 – SUMMITS INVESTITURE – The Principality of the Summits
The Shire of Coeur du Val (Corvallis, Benton County, OR ) Event site: Philomath Scout Lodge, 660 Clemens Mill Rd Philomath, OR 97370
Good people of An Tir, join our Alpine Highnesses Datu Bato and Dayang Emma von Bern as they bestow the Summit Coronets unto their heirs. More information to come soon!

December 17 , 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM – ADIANTUM YULE – The Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Lane County, OR ) This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Murchadh Monaidh Chraoibhe
The Barony of Adiantum celebrates the coming of winter with Baronial Court, a potluck dinner, and a day of friendship.


JAN 13, 2023 AT 12 PM – JAN 15, 2023 AT 5 PM – An Tir 12th Night 2023 – Valley River Inn
Event by Barony of Adiantum, Pam Perryman and Esther Reese
Hello From An Tir 12th Night 2023!
12th Night 2023 will be held in the Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon). Our event site is the lovely Valley River Inn, which is happy to host the SCA again.
For those new to the site, the “SCA block” is the entire hotel! The staff is friendly, with many having been our hosts at past events in their hotel. They know us, and they love our events. At 12th Night 2020, fifty-three+ hotel staff worked with Gold Key to wear garb during the work shift. It’s a welcoming space that’s all ours for the weekend!
Your event Stewards are Dame Yseult of Broceliande Ol, OP (Pam Perryman) and Honorable Emma Haldane (Esther Reese).The best way to reach them is to send an email to
The event email will be checked at least once a day, and usually several times a day.
Site Fee is $30.00, with a $5.00 discount for SCA members. There is no pre-registration or payment; pay and sign in at the gate.
The event page is hosted on the An Tir server, on the calendar page.
That will always be the most up-to-date place for information:

House Capuchin Winter Feast – 2/19/23 – Come join us for a Norse Feast (Viking era)! We’ve been researching for two years, now, because of the virus, so you can expect some good food and fun! The site is open from noon to 8pm, although we’ll be there from 8am to midnight or so. If you’re there outside of the event times, you’ll likely be put to work. 🙂 We’re planning a couple of classes, music, stories and possibly some dance as well as food all day and the feast proper starts at 5pm. Bring your feast gear and some containers to take leftovers home with you, along with the “travel food” that we usually plan as the last course of the feast. This is a free event, although there’s a donation can by the front door to help defray the costs.


Introducing: The Alpine Festival of the Arts!
The event formerly known as A&S&B Championships is now Alpine Festival of the Arts.
So why the name change?
The event has been expanded to a full two days (Presidents’ Day Weekend, 2023)
We will still have the A&S and Bardic Championships, organized by the current Alpine Scholar and Summits Bard according to tradition.
Plus, we will have one day devoted to the Alpine Artisan Showcase. This is a non-competitive opportunity to display your art, schedule one-on-one discussions with Laurels and other interested artisans, and generally geek out and celebrate the varied and fabulous arts of the Principality of the Summits.
Our fantastic Event Stewards have secured a venue that will enable the competitions and non-competitive Artisan Showcase to be set up in separate spaces, so no interference between the two, yet everyone has access to both.
This is advanced notice to start planning your Artisan Showcase display now. Further details will be posted as plans develop.

MAR 17, 2023 AT 5 PM – MAR 19, 2023 AT 12 PM – Summits Spring Coronet – Jackson County Expo & Fairgrounds
Event by Barony of Glyn Dwfn – Summits Spring Coronet will be home to the Principality Coronet tournament where Their Highnesses will determine their heirs. The event will feature a Friday night social/ball, Saturday meetings, coronet tournament, C&T championship tournament, provost tournament, A&S displays and bardic circle. We will also offer a simple $5 bagged lunch for Saturday (pre-reg only). Sunday we will have Principality Moot and tear down. Site is a dry site with designated smoking areas elsewhere. No pets are allowed. Site does not have on-site camping/bunking so guests will need to find lodging nearby.

Dance Vids – Maltský branle – Branle de Malte – Arbeau – Adéla Jelínková – Our version of this mimic branle.

Classes – 

Why was Alfred the Great One of Only Two Kings Named ‘Great’ in English History? –

What Was It Like To Be Raided By The Vikings? | Wings Of A Dragon | Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – For nearly 500 years the Norse people dominated the oceans, known by their remarkable ships and known for their death, destruction and burning down of anything in their way. They used sophisticated navigation methods and navigated safely over remarkably long distances.

Early Week – Not much…

Cookery – Planning was going on early in the week for both potluck and Thanksgiving. Cooking got going later. Butters Thursday evening. Shopping Wed & Sat. Lentils Friday evening

Poultry, rabbits and other small animals (in German, use google translate) –

The real story of the First Thanksgiving, OoP, but interesting – Tasting History with Max Miller

Sewing – 

Drafting a 16th Century Tudor French Hood Pattern | Part 3 – Lynne Fairchild – 16th century French hoods from the Tudor era, as they are modernly referred to as, appear to have had multiple layers to them! In Part 1, I shared my research. In Part 2, I made a coif prototype for the first layer of the French hood. Now in Part 3, I draft the pattern for the outer layer hood.

Sundials, etc. – 


The Consequences of Climate Change on the Byzantine Empire

The Viking Axe

Why Was Indigenous American Medicine More Advanced Than Medieval Europe’s? | 1491 | Chronicle – Medieval History Documentaries – Early indigenous people in North America were using the number 0 before any other people, had mapped the planets and stars, and had their own calendars and writing methods. We also see how the herbs and plants that they used often are utilized in our modern drugs, as in the Yew tree bears components in Tamoxifen for cancer treatment today and the Willow tree has acetylsalicylic acid for aspirin.

Herb Bunch – The garden is definitely wilting down. Nights in the 30’s will do that and we’ve had frost several times, already.

Eleanor de Bolton says there are some problems with the book (questionable sources, mostly) but the except doesn’t have any that I can see….. Vegetables in the Middle Ages –

Project Day – Anja started the day chatting with Helen Louise. She’s sewing. Later harvested parsleys, oregano and fennel.

Ailantha posted – Yogurt making day. Whey to become gjetost. Going to use instapot thus time. Last times sauce pan effort was an epic fail lol.

Helen Louise posted – Another busy week… Yule stockings, tunics, coats and hats… Still have a bunch more stockings to make… Looking forward to Adiantum Yule event.

Feast Planning – Did another trial run on the Birka chicken. Except that it got started *very* late, it turned out pretty well. Even with commercially available greens it tasted pretty good. The liquid that was left will land in soup. There was a lot because Anja and Loren got their wires crossed and both added water. (No whey available….) The roaster that was heaped full to mounded in the center of the “green stuffing” while it was raw, cooked down to about 2 inches worth.

Potluck – The nibble tray went out at 4pm, but the chicken meat didn’t go into the roaster until 7pm! This is why I start cooking a couple of days ahead…. We ate nibbles and lentils and left the rest for Monday.

Potluck Menu


  • Roasted garlic butter
  • garlic butter
  • basil butter
  • blue cheese butter
  • cucumber pickle
  • bread
  • olives
  • cheese


  • Lentil stew
  • Birka chicken

The Chicken


Cake for afters
  • Cake
  • Marzipan
  • Comfits


Mustard sauce – a splash of white wine, 1 TBSP of mustard powder, 1/2 TBSP of cheese salt, about 2 TBSP of bread crumbs. Mix and let stand. Use a touch more wine if it sets up too hard. …and it’s very, very loud….

Miscellaneous pix



𝔍𝔬𝔥𝔫 𝔇𝔲𝔫𝔰𝔱𝔞𝔟𝔩𝔢, ℭ𝔞𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔡𝔯𝔞𝔩 𝔖𝔬𝔲𝔫𝔡𝔰 – Sacred music of the late English Gothic, 𝔐𝔲𝔰𝔦𝔠𝔞 𝔐𝔢𝔡𝔦𝔢𝔳𝔞𝔩𝔢 – Ensemble: Clemencic Consort – Album: John Dunstable, Cathedral Sounds – Sacred music of the late English Gothic – Video: A selection of images of English Cathedrals –

John Dunstable, “an astrologian, a mathematician, a musician and what not”, was born around 1390 in England and died on 24th December 1453 in London. “On the eve of Christ’s birth this star rose up into Heaven”. This is about all that is know of Dunstable, one of the very great, one of the most important western composers. The religious polyphony if the late Gothic period must number among the most significant demostrations of the human mind. Its resounding “cathedrals” of sound bear very comparison with architectural achievements, with the Egiptyan pyramids and the Greek temples. Maybe this will again generally acknowledged some day. It is the music of the stars proportionated by cosmic laws. Many musicians and musicologists of that era were also mathematicians and astronomers just as Dunstable. Without Dunstable, and the contemporary English school of “contenange angloise” wich he wholly embodies, one cannot imagine the later existence of so-called Dutch of Franco-Flemish polyphony, the basis of our classical polyphony. The significance of this English musical style was recognised on the continent as early as the 1440’s. Its most important characteristics are full, harmonic richness of sound and cantabile melody. These are phenomena which point to a new era, away from the more horizontal lines of the Middle Ages. Vertical sound blocks were considered the necessary product of polyphonic strands rather than autonomous sound phenomena in their own right. The English style, as also found in selected folk-music traditions, seems to have traditionally diverged somewhat. Dunstable’s extraordinary skill was so convincing that the continental polyphonist merged the peculiarities of the “contenance angloise” with their own style. The music strives towards panconsonant polyphony, dissonance (other than simple melodic ornament) is generally introduced with care. […]
René Clemencic.
Here is an excerpt from the libretto of this wonderful work by Clemencic dedicated to Dunstable. Regarding the video, I have selected some images of beautiful cathedrals in Great Britain.
Have a good listening!

Mirko Virginio Volpe
Musica Medievale

1 Kyrie
2 Gloria
3 Salve Regina
4 Sub Tuam Protectionem I
5 Ave Regina Celorum
6 Sanctus
7 Sub Tuam Protectionem II
8 Magnificat
9 Beata Dei Genitrix
10 Et Propter Hoc
11 Regina Celi Letare

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Video Links & Podcasts

Celtic chieftain’s 2,000-year-old ring that was in a cupboard for decades goes on sale – Hidden History

Surviving the Mongol storm, with Nicholas Morton – Medievalists – A conversation with Nicholas Morton about the Mongol conquests of the thirteenth century, the terror that they inspired, and the strategies by which its targets tried to survive them. What did the Mongols think they were doing and how did the Byzantines use diplomacy to deflect the danger and even use it to their advantage?

The Queen and the Mistress with Gemma Hollman – Medievalists – It’s not that easy being queen, especially when one of your ladies-in-waiting catches the eye of your husband. This week on The Medieval Podcast, Danièle speaks with Gemma Hollman about Philippa of Hainault and Alice Perrers, the wife and the mistress of Edward III.

New and Updated Pages


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Largesse, Gifts and Auction items
·       ASXLVIII = 88
·         ASXLIX = 794
·         ASL = 2138
·         ASLI = 731
·         ASLII = 304
·         ASLIII = 146
·         ASLIV & ASLV = 230
·         ASLVI & ASLVII = 187 plus bookmarks, 4 puppets, 4 powder fort, 8 cheese spice and 9 powder douce packets, 1 kiss-lock pouch, 10 tiny bobs, 7 pincushions, 3 pins, 3 snip case w/snips, 23lucet cords, 25 pouches for block-printing, 2 medium pouch, 4 small pouches, 12 bookmarkers, 14 unfinished pincushions, 1 sewing kit (except for bone needle), varnished stuff (124), 2 emery strawberries, 1 woolen spool-knit cord, 46 key bottle openers, 4 dishcloths, box of thread waxers.
Total as a Household = 4240 handed off

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In ministerio autem Somnium! Anja, graeca doctrina servus to House Capuchin
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Last updated 11/22/22