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Flaming Gryphon Twelfth Night 2018


Flaming Gryphon's 12th Night is our Annual Arts & Science Competition for the Baronial Artisan. Any member of the Barony is welcome to participate and vote through a bean count to help the Baron and Baroness choose the next Artisan. 

Also enjoy our feast where we will choose the King and Queen of the Bean and enjoy an evening of revelry and fun.

**NEW THIS YEAR** The Applicant Shire of Grenemere is sponsoring a table setting contest!  Bring your bling and decor and the best setting will win a Cool Prize!

Havenholde is accepting donations in lieu of registration fees and/or will accept donations of non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry that also uses this Site.

And rememebr if you stay past 9pm you are part of the clean-up crew.

Check out the Facebook event here!


If you are interested in being a Merchant or securing a space for the Baronial Yard sale, please contact Baron Orn at


If you have anything sitting around collecting dust that you no longer use that a newcomer may like to have. Or you just  have so much stuff that you just want to purge a little bit. Please feel free to drop things off at the Garage Sale tables. Please have your name or identifying mark, the price of the item, and if that price is firm or negotiable. The Garage Sale will only ask a small 25% of the the sales, (this will go to the March of Havenholde) if you are unable to give a small 2hrs of your time to help run the tables the day of the event. 

Event Date: 
January 6th 2018
Site Opens: 
9 am
Site Closes: 
9 pm
Site Fee: 
Donations in lieu of registration fees and/or will accept donations of non-perishable food items for the Food Pantry.
Feast Fee: 
$10.00 per person - Children under 12 eat for $5.00



Event Steward: HL Jerusha a'Laon (Jo Stomel) - - 602.423.9203 (mobile - no calls after 10p)

Gate Keeper: Lady Johanna Bakendocter (Deneen Perry)             

A&S Class Coordinator/Deputy Steward: Lady Anna Rosina Kromphardt (Leslie Edens)

A&S Competition Coordinator: Lord Auðin Hrafnsson (Christopher Hudson)

Baronial Gaming Championship Coordinator: Syr Magnus (Shawn O'Hara)

Bardic Activities: Lord Conor mac Lellan (Richard L Smith) -


Youth Activities Coordinator: HE Gyda Arnarsdottir (Anne Bernadier) -

Lunch, the Annual Chili Cook-off: Lord Eoin Drake (Robert Schneider)

Bake Sale: Baroness Gwennan Myngrudd (Faith Wymer) -

Head Cook: HL Olwen of Buckland (Sara Clark) -

Hall Steward: The Incipient Shire of Grenemere 

Vocal Herald**NEEDED - Please contact HL Jerusha if you are interested in this Position**

Heralid Consultation Table: Forrester Bertrande Fresneu (Kristen Allen-Vogel) & Master Lancelin Peregrinus (Grant Root) &

Merchant/Yard Sale Coordinator: Baron Orn Askelsson (Michael Klefas)

Site Set Up Coordinator: Tilla Chandler (Jennifer Bishop) email:



Abiding Christ Lutheran Church is located at 326 E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd, Fairborn, OH 45324




Annual Chili Cook-off!

This is a “no holds barred,” cook-off welcomes all styles of chili. However, keep in mind that there will be no separate categories such as hot, mild or vegetarian. So, bring your “A” game!

The champ, Lady Celia Le Fleur is going for a 3rd non-consecutive win. The cook-off will be decided by a populace bean count vote. Ties being decided by Their Excellencies or Their Excellencies’ designated tie breaker.

There will be FABULOUS prizes for the top three winners with the #1 pick being crowned Flaming Gryphon’s Chili Champion.

Both full bowls (after judging ends) and judging samples will be available. There is no charge for chili but donations will be gratefully accepted by Havenholde.

Those who wish to participate should contact Lady Celia Le Fleur at ASAP so that we can get an idea of how much space we require on the table and how many crockpots need electricity.

All entrants are asked to provide an ingredients list with their entry for those with food allergies.

Bake Sale 

The Valkyries will be having a bake sale at Twelfth Night. Bring donations of baked goods and come ready to buy delectable treats to help raise money for the food/drink for the fighters at Pennsic...for both heavy and rapier warriors!

Please contact HE Gwennan at to sign up or with any questions.

Feast -

HL Olwen of Buckland and the Incipient Shire of Grenemere will be presenting the following feast. Seats are limited and will be availble at the door for $10.00.  Children under the age of 12 can buy in to feast for $5.00


 V = vegetarian NOT vegan
  GF = Gluten free


Preliminary list of Ingredients               

On the Table

Manchet Rolls commercial, see label day of feast-flour, yeast salt, vegetable oil

 Honey Butter (V, GF)  - butter, honey

Cheese (V, GF) – milk, salt, cheese cultures

Brawn Platter (GF) – pork ,wine, ginger root, nutmeg, bay leaf, pepper salt, beets, vinegar ,spices, carrot, radish, cucumber

Viking Kibble (V, GF) – dried apples, dried cherries, dried cranberries, almonds, salt

Sweet Mustard (V, GF) – ground mustard, white wine vinegar. honey

Lords’ Salt Sauce (V, GF) - red wine vinegar, bread crumbs, spices, honey

 First Course

Capon Mistress Duffield's Way (GF)  - chicken, red wine, chicken broth, orange juice, zante currants, prunes, orange zest, mace, sugar, cinnamon, ginger

Sallat (V, GF) -  romaine lettuce, spring mix(may include spinach)  dressing- olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dry mustard

Rice (GF) – basmati rice, Swanson brand chicken broth, garlic salt

Mjaddera (V, GF) – lentils, rice, onions, olive oil, cumin, cinnamon, salt, pepper


Focaccia with Olives and Feta (V) – flour, olive, oil, yeast, sugar, salt, Kalamata olives, feta cheese

Second Course

Pyes de Parys – pie crust: flour, vegetable shortening, salt. Filling- ground beef, ground pork, spices, red wine, eggs, currants, bread crumbs, honey, ginger     

Roast Roots (V, GF) - parsnips, carrots, onions, leeks, rutabaga ,olive oil, 

Crustless Torta in May (limited servings) (V, GF)-  spinach, onions. parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, milk, eggs, sugar, marjoram, parsley, sage, mint, ginger,salt, pepper


Russian Cream (GF) – sour cream, half and half, sugar, water, gelatin, vanilla extract, almond extract

Lingonberry Preserves (commericial, V, GF) lingonberry. water, sugar

Pizzelles (commercial) flour, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract


Sekanjimin  - water, mint, sugar    

Iced Tea (commercial mix)      

Lemonade (commercial mix)




Baronial Artisan Competition

Unto the populace of the Barony of Flaming Gryphon does Lord Auðin Hrafnsson send greetings and invitation to share your skills and talents!

Once again as we look to name the next Baronial Artisan and Youth Artisan of Flaming Gryphon. This year's Baronial Artisan championship competition will an open themed Arts and Science display. Competitors will be required to present their display to the populace. Judging will be conducted by bean count. All in attendance are encouraged to take part in voting. Documentation is not required for participation but is always encouraged.

Yours in Service,

Lord Auðin Hrafnsson (


Baronial Gaming Championship

Unto the Populace of Flaming Gryphon, do I, Syr Magnus, send warm greetings!

As we take our ease near our hearths and spend time with friends and family and reflect upon the events of the year, I bid you all join me at Flaming Gryphon Twelfth Night in a tournament of games to determine who shall represent this Barony in the year to come.

Byzantine Chess, 9 Men’s Morris, and Alquerques will be the games played to find our new Champion.  Rule sets will be posted with this missive and I do hope to see many worthy gentles come forth to play.  (You even get to play games in the back of court!)  We will determine a tournament format on the day of the event and will depend on how many wish to compete.

I look forward to this day with enthusiastic anticipation and joy in my heart.

In Service,  Syr Magnus

Rules for Alquerques can be viewed here.

Rules for 9 Man's Morris can be viewed here.

Rules for Byzantine Chess can be viewed here.


Bardic Circle

Lord Conor mac Lellan will be hosting an all-day Bardic Circle in the Main Area.  Tasty Treats will be provided.  Please contact Lord Conor via Facebook (Richard L Smith) or email at with any questions!


A&S Class Descriptions - Contact Lady Anna Rosina with any questions or concerns

All Day: 

The Fiber Arts 'Pit'-  Interested in the fiber arts?  Stop by the fiber arts 'pit' and ask these wonderful artisans as they work on their projects.  Demonstrations in embroidery, spinning, and more!


Lady Rowen Hen Enaid-  Medieval Christmas Music. Bring your instruments, voice or tool.  Learn some new tunes and join in on some old classics!

Lady Unnr Olafsdottir- The Amazing Princess Ol'ga.  A lecture on her fascinating life, trials, and rise to sainthood.


Mistress Rosamund Beauvisage- Intro to sugarpaste and sotelties.  Learn the basics of medieval culinary play-dough. Class space is limited, so please be on time.

Sir Nicholas of Wicklow- Common Tournament mistakes and how to avoid them, a lecture on avoiding pitfalls in the tournament world.

Sir Alrekr Eiriksson- SCA for beginners.  Whether you are brand new to the society, or have a friend who might benefit from this lecture, Sir Alrekr will teach you the basics and answer your questions, no matter how basic they are.


Lord Auðin Hrafnsson-  Basic Leatherworking.  Learn proper techniques for cutting, sewing, choosing leather, and more in this interactive class.  Class space is limited, so please be on time.

Lady Thalia- Cheat Drawing bar and ivy Illumination.  Want to work on illuminations but are intimidated by bars and ivy?  This is the class for you.  Whether you are new to illumination or an old hand, these techniques will be a welcome addition to your stores of knowledge.

Lady Slany Bean Uillic- The Deadly Disaster of Lady Jane Grey. This lecture on the Nine Days Queen looks at her life and death, fascinating and tragic as it was.  This class is soon to be retired from the class circuit, so be sure you catch this lecture before it's over!


Lady Tegan Marie Silvertree- How to make acid set cheese.  These beginner level cheeses can be made in the course of a day, so if you've been wanting an adventure in cheese craft, this is the class for you.  Class space is limited, though there may be space for additional note takers.


Lady Alissa Blaney- how to mix up your own watercolor/gouache paints. With samples from all over the world, Lady Blaney will demonstrate and allow sampling of different gouache and watercolor paints.  Bring your illumination workbook and brush sets and learn to make your own colours.

Lady Thalia- Handout display from 15 years of Pennsic.  Not sure what class to take?  Take photos of handouts from classes gone by! Bring a fully charged phone to take pictures.  No copies for handouts will be available.

Lord Gunnar Redboar- Persona development and display. The finer points of developing ones persona and aesthetic are taught in this lecture series.  Emphasis on authenticity included.

Her Excellency Fiadnata O Gleann Alainn-  Drop spindle techniques.  Located in the fiber arts 'pit', medieval drop spindle techniques are an essential skill for any fiber arts artist.  There is limited class space, but if you're lucky you may catch her earlier in the day for a demonstration.


Lady Maggie O’Donnell- How to be a local officer.  Considering raising your hand when the call for volunteers go out?  Lady O'Donnell will be putting fears at rest with this lecture on local officers and the responsibilities that go with each.  She promises that being an officer is not as daunting as it sounds.

Lady Geneviefve de Chenonceaux  and Baroness Allegra Ginevra Soave da Napoli- Teaching Dance techniques before and after court and feast. All are welcome!  (Most formal teaching will begin at 4)

Youth Activities

HE Gyda Arnarsdottir (Anne Bernadier) has graciously offered to host a Youth area from 1p to 4pm in the Main Gathering Hall.  There will be a general play area for younger children, a game area for older children, and possible craft projects with a minimal fee (no more than 2 dollars per child).  Parents, please make sure to accompany your children, as this is *not* a babysitting service.