At the command of Their Excellencies, Dafydd and Mahhild of Septentria, herein commences the history of the Canton of Vest Yorvik.
In the beginning, the heavens and the earth were created. After many aeons, the Society was formed, in the year .i. A few years after that, the Dream came to the great Inland Seas, and the lands that would become known as Ealdormere, but were first settled under the leadership of the famous hero Finnvarr de Taahe, under the flag of the Midrealm. This colony was named Septentria, and from this tiny kernel grew the wide and prosperous realm of Ealdormere.
At the time of the founding of the Barony of Septentria, a Canton existed in the western part of that land, called Noerlandia, located to the north of the Royal City of Eoforwic. That Canton, once prosperous and thriving, lost population until it was suddenly dissolved.
Thursday, 13 July 2017
Sunday, 23 April 2017
Monday, 17 April 2017
....And it was the deepest part of the coldest winter Ard Chreag had ever seen, that winter of 2013, that the gods sought to punish us and sent Skadi the Snowshoe Huntress down from mountains as a messenger of their wrath. As she paced the length of Septentria that night, water turned to ice as it fell from the sky, coating everything that stood in her way in a thick sheet of ice.
The next morning, we woke to a quiet ice-encased world, the likes of which has not been seen before or since in Ealdormere, though our friends in the East Kingdom may beg to differ.
Unfortunately, the Library of Ealdormere, now fireproofed, was not prepared for Skadi’s onslaught and suffered great damages before scribes were finally able to chip through the ice and reach its sanctuaries. Upon entering, they were greeted by a river of ink, and their great shouts of frustration were heard as far as Calontir.
While THLaird Colyne had kept copies of much of Ard Chreag’s earlier history in his own estates, much of the history of (A.S. XLI to A.S. L) remains scattered among its members.
THLady Ailis and Runa Astrysdottir have spent many days combing through pages of tales strewn across the webs of time the mess to assemble some coherent order in the chaos and collect the tales of Ardchraog’s adventures from among its many stalwart members.
What follows is a scattered account if those years, histories retold by our own members as the Scribes of Ard Chreag continue to attempt to defy the forces of the gods and nature. Round 3! Fight!
Monday, 20 February 2017
This history has been compiled from many Chronicles, including the Ursus, the Tidings, the chronicles known as the Eoforwic List and the Royal City of Eoforwic page in the Book of the Face, the reports of Maistres Medb ingen Dungaile and Lord Willmar Grimsdyke, and the memories and research of Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton.
AS 34 (1999-2000)
This was the first year of the Kingdom of Ealdormere. But tragedy descended early in the reign of Osis and Caitlin, when his Majesty (as well as Lady Bernadette) were struck down as they returned by wagon from Baron Wars in the Middle Kingdom. Queen Caitlin reigned alone for the remainder of the reign, before she was succeeded by King Killdare and Queen Josephine (who had recently given birth.
In June, Lady Gwendoline Rosamond was inducted into the Order of the Crucible for her beautiful 16th century clothing. She was apprenticed to Dame Madinia.