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October 26th, 2009
09:43 pm
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Royal Decrees

Greetings Fjordsmen,

 

After a recent review to locate the text for laws in the governing documents I discovered that it was not there.  In order to rectify the lack of some things that are traditions that have long been believed to be in Kingdom Law, I do hereby Decree the following additions to Kingdom Law .

 

Regarding Children

All children under the age of 14 may not participate in combat activities without the special permission of both the acting Monarch and their Legal Guardian each time.  Like all combat participants they must have a signed and up-to-date waiver on file. 

 

Decreed on this the 27th day of October 2009

 

Regarding the Royal Guard

            In order to provide ceremonial support and pageantry to the proceedings of the Kingdom there shall be a royal guard.  The duties of all members of the Royal Guard shall include;

  • Defending the Crown and assisting the Captain of the Guard in the performance of his duties.
  • Providing ceremonial support during court and processions
  • Acting as escorts, assistants and logistic support for the Royalty and visiting Royalty
  • Acting as interactive support staff at Kingdom Events
  • Providing sentries for meetings of state at events
  • Acting as Ambassadors for the Kingdom at events and demos
  • Acting as a Military unit in the line of battle

 

The organization and membership of the Royal Guard shall be as follows;

The Captain = The Captain of the Guard is selected in a multi-activity tournament known as the Champion's Tournament. The duties of the Captain of the Guard are as follows;

  • Perform all duties as the Kingdom Champion such as maintaining a Lost and Found for the Kingdom, assisting the Guildmaster of Reeves in overseeing the safety of all battlegame equipment, assisting the GMoR in creating and organizing battlegames on days where no scenarios are scheduled.
  • shall ensure that the Monarch is properly defended.
  • Oversee all activities of the Royal Guard
  • Organize or assist in the organization of Guard activities in court and other events
  • Lead the Royal Guard in times of war or appoint a unit commander if needed.
  • Oversee the removal of Guard members when needed
  • And all other duties as a guardsman.

The Lieutenant = Regent's Defender is selected by the Regent after the Captain has been appointed. The Lieutenant's duties include;

  • The Regent’s Defender shall defend and serve the Regent.
  • To work with the Captain or as assigned by the captain in carrying out the activities of the Guard

The Guardsmen

There shall be four additional guardsmen to assist in the duties of the guard are volunteers from the populace and selected via agreement between the monarch and the Captain of the Guard.

 

Decreed on this the 27th day of October 2009

 

Queen Katrin

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October 16th, 2009
06:19 am
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A good start
So far things have gone really well since Coronation, busy but well.
  1. The Dragon Talon Area Meetings are now once a week.
  2. Attendance has stayed high (25+)
  3. Folks are bringing out newcomers
  4. I'm seeing more garb
  5. We have all but 2 of the royal guard
  6. we have a design for Guardsmen's tabards
  7. Cedric is working on ceremonial weaponry for the guard
  8. Cedric has 2 new Squires
  9. I have a herald
  10. the populace is interested in creating their own heraldry
  11. I managed to get the heradry document up on the website
  12. We have a portable throne design
  13. The Wounded Warmonger Fighting Co is growing in number
  14. The 6 part mini-quest series is going well
  15. Many quest props have been made
  16. I have several awards to grant after less than a month since the event
  17. I have people who want to write quests
  18. The new deputy KPM not only shows up but also does the job
  19. We have a fundraiser going
  20. Folks are interested in starting up A&S nights again

Current Mood: chipperchipper

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October 6th, 2009
03:44 pm
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Fundraiser for CRW trip
We have decided to go with the recycling fundraiser. Please collect all the old cell phones (they don’t have to work), unwanted laptops (again - they do not need to work), old Apple I-pods (non-working is fine, but they must be I-pods not just MP3 players), and used ink cartridges that you can.

We don’t get much for any single item, but we do get some and since we are asking for things folks normally toss out rather than money it can add up. We will be collecting these things through January. We hope to generate $2, 000.00 to take the whole kingdom to CRW!

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03:40 pm
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Vivat Hanako!
Hail  to you all,

Hanako has made the first great stride in our fundraiser.  She
obtained 102 ink cartridges.  That is a significant step forward in
our fund raising endeavor.  She has raised about $400.00 on the first
day!

Well done, Vivat Hanako!

I have only gotten commitments for 3 cell phones, and six ink
cartridges...  I say her work is very impressive.

However, I ask that you all remember that any funds we generate beyond
our $2,000.00 goal will still be going towards future events,
tournament prizes, and other goodies for the kingdom; so we are
running this fundraiser through the end of January.

Queen Katrin, the motivated

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June 2nd, 2009
02:34 pm
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Awards from the Tiki
Awards from Blue Moon:
  • Axel
    • 2 Copper Garbers
  • Kalas Godamus
    • Copper Dragon
  • Torin Dragon Pimplee
    • Copper Dragon
  • Ogre Greybush
    • Copper Owl
  • Cedric Einarsson
    • Copper Owl
    • Master Anvil
  • Katrin Kot Karlsdöttir
    • Copper Mask
    • Pheasant
    • Copper Rose
  • Sincera
    • Copper Garber
  • Ophilia Blivious
    • Copper Owl
    • Copper Rose
Ophilia
KPM

Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful

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October 1st, 2009
02:22 pm
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Praise to the populace
As posted to the List By Her Grace, Ophilia Blivious, The Purple Pirate:

Below are the combined list of awards given at Coronation 9/26/09. All awards are coppers unless otherwise noted.
 
Arthur: Order of the Rose - 1
Cedric: Order of the Owl - 1
Cedric: Order of the Rose - 1
Katrin: Order of the Rose - 1
Lathanyul Mern: Order of the Dragon - 1
Lathanyul Mern: Order of the Griffin - 1
Lathanyul Mern: Order of the Mask - 1
Mokavu Dramas: Order of the Anvil - 1
Mokavu Dramas: Order of the Dragon - 2
Mokavu Dramas: Order of the Flute - 1
Mokavu Dramas: Order of the Garber - 1
Mokavu Dramas: Order of the Griffin - 1
Mokavu Dramas: Order of the Mask - 1
Mokavu Dramas: Order of the Rose - 5
Mokavu Dramas: Order of the Zodiac (silver)- 1
Nadeas: Order of the Dragon - 1
Nadeas: Order of the Griffin - 1
Nadeas: Order of the Rose - 1
Naip DnaSworras: Order of the Garber - 1
Naip DnaSworras: Order of the Griffin - 1
Naip DnaSworras: Order of the Rose - 1
Neo (the dog) : Order of the Rose - 1
Oger: Order of the Owl - 1
Ophilia: Order of the Rose - 1
Raven: Order of the Mask - 1
Sighieri Peregrina: Order of the Mask - 1
 

Nadeas and Mokavu are Reeve certified.

 

Warskills tourney winners

1st place - Mokavu Dramas

2nd place – Ogre

 

Arts and Sciences tourney

1st place – English toffee by Katrin

2nd place – chainmail bracer by Ogre

3rd place tie – Bardic performance by Jessica Disman

3rd place tie – Hematite necklace by Katrin
 
Thank you to everyone who participated.
 
Ophilia
KPM

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September 29th, 2009
09:16 pm
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Toffee Recipe as requested

After having so many request for the toffee recipe that was entered in the A&S competition at coronation, I have decided to post it here to get it to as many of you as may desire to have it. Traditionally English Toffee would also have either pecans or slivered almonds sprinkled atop the last layer of chocolate.  I skipped that step on the entry.

 

Toffee

 

1 cup butter

2 cups granulated sugar

4 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces

 

Generously butter a large baking sheet. Set aside.  (If you want evenly sized pieces you may wish to use a silicon baking trey or a wax paper lined ice trey.)

 

Combine butter and sugar in a large heavy saucepan. Cook and stir over high heat

until mixture boils.

 

Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring constantly, until candy thermometer reaches 310*F (155*C).  (If it does not reach this temperature it will not set up properly.)

 

Remove from heat. Stir quickly and pour onto prepared mold.  When it has cooled somewhat, but is still very warm (about 3 minuets), sprinkle 1 cup of  the semi-sweet chocolate pieces over top.

 

Once softened, spread chocolate with a spatula evenly over toffee.  Allow to cool for an hour. 

 

Cool and break into serving pieces or if molded in bite sized shapes just pop out pieces.  Place about an inch apart on wax paper. 

 

Melt remaining chocolate and spoon over each piece to cover completely.

 

Cool and serve. (If kept cool this can be stored in an airtight storage container for up to one week)

 

Remember that food and candies are often my preferred bribe technique,

Queen Katrin

Current Mood: amusedamused

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September 13th, 2009
02:04 pm
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Site work Report & Plans

Saturday was another site work day! 

Only two of us were there.  However despite being a drizzly day with only the two of us and none of the other tools we needed, Cedric and I managed to clear the fence line between the coral area & the parking area, and the fence line between the parking area and the residence is also mostly cleared.  We got the stalls and the barn mucked out as well.

It looks like we have about 22 man hours of work left to do.  That means either 11 hours of work for two people or only a few hours work for several folks.  If it is done by only a few people we will have to start increasing the site fees soon!  If all eight folks who said they would come out bring the tools they said they would and work we can get it all done in three hours or so…

I figure that if we work at it we can what must be done before the event done next weekend. 

Doing it with only two people on three of four days and four folks on the last day  makes it tough, but still doable.  It will mean that we will have to work hard on the next two work days. 

If we have at least one site workday a month it will not get this overwhelming again…

On Sat. the 19th we will need to:

  1. Weed-eat the fence line at the front of the parking area
    1. The Land owner has offered the use of  2 gas powered weed eaters, but more would be helpful. (estimated time = 2 man hours)
  2. Weed-eat the fence line between the camping area and the parking area.
    1. The Land owner has offered the use of  2 gas powered weed eaters, but more would be helpful. (estimated time = 2 man hours)
  1. Weed-eat the fence line between the camping area and the lists area
    1. The Land owner has offered the use of  2 gas powered weed eaters, but more would be helpful. (estimated time = 2 man hours)
  1. Pile the remaining "brush" from weed-eating so that we can burn it down. (estimated time = 3 man hours)
  2. And s much of the Sunday task list as possible…
On Sunday the 20th we will need to:
  1. Cut dead braches from the trees in the two fields we will be using.
    1. Some are looking pretty close to falling and they need to be removed. The site owner has a 12ft pole chainsaw that can be used, but manual stuff would be useful as well. (estimated time = 3 man hours)
  2. Mowing the fields we will be using and corral area on the 20th before the event with the brush hog and using a push mower on selected areas to cut closer.  (estimated time = 3 man hours)
  3. Spread ant poison in the common use areas (estimated time = 2 man hours) - ant poison and brush clearing at individual campsites are the responsibility of the individuals camping there. 
  4. Pile the remaining "brush" so that we can burn it down. (estimated time = 4 man hours)
  5. And s much of the Next Sunday task list as possible…

On the Friday of the event:

  1. set up the feast/court pavilion
  2. Set up the list field posts
  3. set up the archery target
  4. set up the list pavilion
  5. set up the troll station
  6. set up the feast kitchen
  7. set up the SASKS targets
And then on October 11th we can finish off the remaining tasks of:
  1. Cut up the logs left in the "big burn pile" and another burn pile located over by the house.
    1. Get the logs cut into 6ft lengths and the land owner will haul them with the tractor.  (estimated time = 4 man hours)
  2. Pile the remaining "brush" so that we can burn it down. (estimated time = 3 man hours)
  3.  And as much of the new task list as possible….

 

 

 

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August 27th, 2009
06:42 am
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Site Work Weekends Ahead

In order to have a nice site to host our Next Camping Event - Drakenfjord Coronation September 25-27, 2009 we need to have some Site Work Weekends.  We need to accomplish several things by the 20th. 

 Those Work Weekends shall be September 12 & 13, and 19 & 20.  I am aware that the 20th would normally be a Livingston meeting day, but there is no reason not to have the meeting on the site and get our event preparations done!  After that the event work crew will arrive before the event and spend more hours setting everything up for us to enjoy.

 The things we need to get done are:

 1 Weed-eat the fence lines of the "parking area" (not the property boundary line, only interior fence lines), and both fields.  The Land owner has offered the use of  2 weed eaters, but more would be helpful.  This can be done on the 12th and shouldn't take more that a couple of hours, less if we have more weed-eaters.

 2 Pile the remaining "brush" so that we can burn it down. This should be piled on the 12th and 13th to allow the best burn day with the way the weather and the burn bans have been going.  Estimated time about four hours.

 3 Cut up the logs left in the "big burn pile" and another burn pile located over by the house. Get the logs cut into 6ft lengths and the land owner will haul them with the tractor. Chainsaws would be of great benefit in this endeavor.  This will probably be done on the 12th, 13th and the 19th.  This is probably about 4 hours worth of work if we have only one chainsaw.

 4 Pick out all the metal from the burn pile and collect so the Kingdom can claim the scrap metal value. This will help us keep event costs low!  This can be done over the course of both the work weekends.

 5 Cut dead branches from the trees in the two fields we will be using. Some are looking pretty close to falling and they need to be removed. The site owner has a 12ft pole chainsaw that can be used, but manual stuff would be useful as well.  If we can get this done on the 19th, we can add them to the burn pile. I estimate about three hours work for a team of two people.

 6 Mucking the stalls and barn.  A yucky job, but it has to be done.  Can be accomplished on the 19th. Probably about 1 hours work for one person.

 7 Mowing the corral since we will be having an Equestrian activities display. Should be done on the 20th when we do all the other mowing. Estimated time 1 hour.

 8 We will mow the fields on the 20th before the event with the brush hog and use a mower on selected areas to cut closer. Estimated time 2 hours.

 9 Spread ant poison in the common use areas - campsites are the responsibility of the individuals camping there. This needs to be done on the 19th or 20th, preferably the 20th.  Estimated time 1 hour.

 10 Erect the court/feast pavilion on the 20th.  This takes about half an hour with four people.

 11 Erect the list field poles on the 20th.  This takes a post hole digger and about one and a half hours with just one person.

 12 Erect missile targets on the 20th.  Estimated time hone and a half hours.

 

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May 19th, 2009
02:16 pm
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CRW XII

Combined Realms War XII
The Time of the Dark

Autocrat: Dame Sleet Gil-shalos -
sleet_hfs@yahoo.com

Event Site: Four Winds Faire Grounds @ Tyler, TX
www.fourwindsfaire.com
Dates: June 11 thru June 14, 2009
Gate opens 12:00 noon Thursday, June 11 and officially closes Sunday, June 14 at noon
Total event fee: $20.00

 

Site information:
  Faire site includes restrooms, tavern, kitchen, and pavilion areas as well as the jousting field.
  There are a number of wooded areas for battles, monsters, and assassins,  as well as a village
  commons and cannon fortication. The village itself is a pristine location for quests and roleplay.
  The campground includes hot showers and flush toilets. RV hookups are available for $20.00
Note: Campground facilities are available for everyone to use. Camping inside the Faire site is free; however, if you choose to camp in the campground, there is an additional one-time fee of $5.00 per person Also, there will be no campfires allowed.

 

Games:
Night Creature Quest:
"Mal's Hunt"

The Assassins Guild
The Bead Game

 

Shoppes:
The Apothecary
The Blacksmith
Gaming Tavern
Merchant's Guild

 

Places of Interest:
The Golden Palm
Sir Cirrus' Massages  & Backrubs
The Pit
One-on-one melee fighting

 

Battlegames:
(CRW X Rulebook used)
Kingdom vs Kingdom
HFS Risk
Spellcasters vs The World

 

Tournaments:
Knight/Squire Tourney
Newbie Tourney
Archery Competition
Monarch/Champion Challenge

 

Schedule of Events

 

The Village of Darkwood
(A brief background and some people of note)

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