Announcements

4/9/24

Their Excellencies of Darkwater

Hello all,

This Clans we will be recognizing 2 good gentles of the Barony who embody the virtues of chivalry and inspire you!!

The ring of chivalry is the populace's choice for the individual that you find to be the most inspiring and chivalrous. You may vote for one individual.

The following people are Ineligible:

Toki inn Eldri Bassi (coronet), Thyri Bersi (Coronet) Gavine Armestrang (2019), Margarita di Rossi (2019), Ilene johnestonne (2020), Elizabeth Meyrick (2020), Maeb O'Connol (2022), Axel Dan Smith (2022), Elana of Grimsby (2023), and Hans de Rot (2023).

The voting form is here

4/7/24

Darkwater Baronial Candidates

The Baronial Candidates for Darkwater have been announced. Voting forms will be mailed shortly. The candidates are:

3/31/24

Camp Challenge Parking

Please see the images for the updated parking location at Camp Challenge for Spring Coronation.

2/16/2024

Office of the Marshall

Archery practice for 2/18 has been cancelled due to the weather forecast. 

2/14/2024

General Announcement

The event scheduled for 2/17, Trimarian War College, has been cancelled due to the weather forecast. For those wishing to prep for war with online classes, please click here

2/13/2024

General Announcement

Good evening Trimaris! 

For those pre-registering for Gulf Wars, please don't forget to send your mundane name, SCA name, tent size with ropes to your group land mayor/liaison. If you are unsure who that is, you can send your information directly to Landcrat.trimaris@gulfwars.org since I now have access to the email.

Please note, I was made aware that Trimaris general camping selection was not listed when pre-registering. This have been brought to the GW staff attention and they are working to update that option. However, if you need to register before it registration closes, you can select any group from the list and follow up with an email letting me know you need to be added to Trimaris general camping, and I will correct it on my end.

Just another reminder, if you are a land Mayor/Liaison for the groups in Trimaris, don't forget to follow up with me soon. I will be contacting you based on last year list unless there has been a change.

YIS,

Kahlan

2/12/2024

Their Highnesses of Trimaris

Good day unto the glorious populace of Trimaris!

Her Highness Bronach and I would like your input on a slight change to the timing of major Kingdom events.

In the interest of the personal coffers of our populace, we would like to shift the dates off holiday weekends and shorten the length events to 2 night events (Friday and Saturday.)  Not only will this reduce the cost of the event fees, but the cost of traveling.

We all know on holiday weekends the temporary increases in gas, hotel, and pet care prices has grown to the point of absurdity, and traffic around our kingdom, especially on holidays, can be treacherous at best. This would also allow all of us to spend some of these holidays with our mundane friends and families.

Our goal is to implement this at Fall Coronation. TMT will remain on Memorial Day weekend this year due to other scheduling conflicts, but will only be 2 nights.  Please complete the google form below to give us your input.  All input is greatly appreciated, membership not required! We will be collecting responses for 2 weeks.

Prince Logan and Princess Bronach 


Click here for survey

Office of the Seneschal

Tis I your Seneschal,

This is an official missive to inform you, The populous of the Barony of Darkwater and its Cantons, that We are in search of an A&S Minister AND a Deputy Seneschal.

All candidates shall have active memberships in the SCA and Submit a Letter of intent to Seneschal@BaronyofDarkwater.org

Yours in Service,

Ja’far al Asad

1/31/2024

Office of the Marshall

Archery practice for 2/4 has been cancelled due to the weather forecast. Archery will be available the day before, 2/3, at Trident Tourney - Torches of Darkwater.

General announcements

Membership Fee Increase

Effective February 15, 2024 membership fees for the SCA will be increasing. More information can be found in the official announcement from the Society. Click here.


1/16/2024

Office of the Marshall

Fighter practice tonight, 1/16, for the Canton of Loch Gryffyn has been cancelled due to weather and wet conditions on the field.

1/14/2024

Office of the Arts & Sciences Minister

The Arts and Sciences Minister is taking a break from social media. However, you can still reach her by emailing ArtSci@BaronyOfDarkwater.org

1/11/2024

Office of the Chatelaine

DARKWATER'S TRIDENT TOURNEY 2024

Have you seen the amazing feast we are having Saturday night at Trident?

This magnificent meal will be served in the candle lit feast hall. But, we need your help. Please bring UNSCENTED candles for your table. If you have addition candles we will have extra tables to add more light.

Please make sure they are UNSCENTED candles so we are kind to our friends and family who have allergies or are sensitive to perfumes.

Battery candles and tealights are acceptable to bring.

Examples of what to bring...

Candelabras with taper candles

Votives or tea lights in candle holder

Click for event website

1/9/2024

General announcements

Registration for Pennsic 51 is now open!

Useful links:

Registration

Storage

Land Office

Merchant Office

Troll Calculator


1/4/2024

Their Excellencies of Darkwater

L’Amour de l’art is almost here!

Due to Florida , being Florida – it looks like we are expecting some weather to roll on through.

The event staff are preparing for this and we have lots of covered halls, warm drinks and delicious food just waiting for you at Kingdom Art Sci. No matter the weather we will be celebrating the amazing artisans of the Kingdom!

Registration will be at the Raintree Pavilion – that is the center, brown wood, covered, pavilion. Registration is accepting Paypal ( Credit/Debit) and Cash on site - So come on out!

Please remember to pack your feast gear and your appetite for good food and conversation as you join us in our French café seating area for coffee and breakfast treats or the populace social tables in the Main hall.

Of a scheduling note – Due to the weather, Archery range practice is cancelled. His Excellency, Baron Toki has offered to teach "How to make a Flemish twist bow string" and lead a round table discussion on archery war point strategies. More info on location and times coming soon.

In true Florida fashion, this weather could hit us or just roll on by, in any case, please be prepared for whatever may come. All the staff of L'Amour de l'art look forward to seeing you all and having a truly fantastic day.

Baroness Thyri

1/2/2024

Office of the Arts & Sciences Minister

We are not having an Art Sci meeting this week on 1/4/24!

We are trying to change locations. Please wait for news 😁🖖

Oddny

12/19/2023

General announcements

Art Sci is coming and it is going to be DELICIOUS!

L'Amour de l’art is a celebration of art as well as food – and this menu is included with attendance!

Populace Coffee and Breakfast Bar

Multiple coffees and teas

Assortment of flavored creamers (regular and sugar-free)

Hot and Iced Coffee

Coffee Syrups

Breakfast breads, bars and croissants

Judges Breakfast

French Toast Casserole

GF French Toast Casserole

Bacon (Turkey and Regular)

Fresh Fruit


Luncheon

Cassoulet

Vegetarian Option: Bean Soup

Mixed Greens Salad

Honeymoon Dressing (Red French)

Champagne Vinaigrette

Ranch Dressing

French Baguette

Garlic and Herb Butter

Honey Cinnamon Butter

Butter

GF Bread

Palmier Cookies

GF Cookies


Afternoon Tea

Croquembouche with Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry Pastry Cream

Variety of Teas


Have you ever seen a day of feasting like this and it be all INCLUDED for the price of event?


Come out - join us for The Art Sci's Competition, Classes and Food!

At Camp Challenge on Jan 6th~

Epay is open now but registration ends on Dec 30th

Ingredients are listed on the website - click here

12/17/2023

General announcements

Trident Tourney - Torches of Darkwater

Plans for heavy fighting at trident tournament are coming together. We are currently planning on 2 tournaments. I hope you like Melees.

First, will be Trident Champion hosted by our reigning champion Sir Jean Michael Jeanin. The tournament will consist of 3 rounds. The First Round will be 4 Grand Melees each to 3 counted blows. The winners of these 4 grand Melees will then move on to a semi finals each bout, also to 3 counted blows. The final round will be to 5 counted blows. The winner being our next Trident Champion.

The Second tournament will be a round robin 5 man melee tournament. So start getting your units together now. All teams will be limited to 2 members of the order of the chivalry. 

So come out and play at Trident Tournament.

12/16/2023

Office of the Marshall

Darkwater archery practice for 12/17 has been cancelled due to the weather forecast. The next practice will be 1/7/2024.

12/7/2023

General announcements

Epay is now LIVE for the Kingdom Art Sci - L' Amour De l'art at Camp Challenge! We are a little more than a month away from Art Sci! Are YOU ready!!!

Listed under Kingdom Art-Sci - https://epay.trimaris.org/trimaris/

Get Ready for an amazing event filled with Art Sci competitions. This Event is ALL about the Art Sci but there is something for everyone ! 

Did you Miss Duke U? - 3 Dukes will be teaching Martial Classes

Rapier Classes - Prepare for the Town Battle strategies!

Archery - Prepare for the Target Archery War point ! 

Also - The Jongluer Laureate Competition is happening!

Come early and you will find a breakfast coffee / tea bar with baked goods for your pleasure.

This year lunch is INCLUDED with attendance!

Check out this Menu ! 

Judges Breakfast

French Toast Casserole

Bacon (Turkey and Regular)

Fresh Fruit

Populace Coffee Bar

Hot and Iced Coffee

Assortment of flavored creamers (regular and sugar-free)

Coffee Syrups

Breakfast breads and doughnuts

Luncheon Included with Attendance

Cassoulet - rich, slow-cooked stew originating in southern France.

Vegetarian Option: Bean Soup

Mixed Greens Salad with Vinaigarette

French Baguette and Butter

Eclairs

Centerpiece: Croquembouche A separate dessert course at 3 pm served with coffee and teas is also included! Epay is now LIVE ! Register Today!!

11/30/2023

Office of the Arts & Sciences Minister

Good day!

Friendly Art Sci Reminder:

Jan Art Sci is just around the corner. Be sure to pre-register or else bring your assessment forms in triplicate. 

"Comment only" forms wil be available to any who forget to print their judging forms after the deadline, so you may still gain feedback on all your hard work. If you miss the deadline and have to print your own, remember you will need three. Reach out to artsci@trimaris.org if you need help knowing which to print out. 


More information here. 

11/15/2023

Office of the Marshall

Tonight's fighter practice has been cancelled due to weather.

11/10/2023

General announcements

Greetings, Trimaris!

At Martinmass Moot this weekend, there will be a $5 per person fundraiser lunch being served by my wonderful Lady Mistress Marie and myself; we'll be serving sausages! 

Specifically, you will have your choice of a German bratwurst, mild Italian, or chicken & apple sausage, along with condiments, a bag of chips, and a cookie or two 😃

This fundraiser lunch will benefit both the 

~Gulf Wars Rapier Scholarship~ and the 

~SCA Computer Recycling Program~ 

I thank you all for supporting both of these ventures for the past 8 and 9 years, respectively!

11/9/2023

General announcements

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Fighters! Marshalls! Come and join a melee class at Crown Lyst/ MMM on Saturday around 3pm. Depending on the availability of the Lyst field. Sir Almeric (Travis J Harvey) and Earl Seosaidh Blacksword will be hosting the melee class to introduce war melee and to help marshals know how to train for melee in their own practices. All are welcome!

Office of the Arts & Sciences Minister

Hallo Darkwater!

I'm here to remind you of some things!

Reach out to artsci@baronyofdarkwater.org if you ever have anything art sci related that you have questions on.

There's an art sci expo at Crown at Camp Challenge this weekend! Show off your work, get advice, set up a display of others works! Please; if you're not aware of what time it starts or how it works, ask questions!

Winter Art Sci fast approaches. Use this opportunity to test your progress. (And.... WINTER ART SCI 😵😵😵 is coming. Anybody doing anything?)

The dooms day / year end Art Sci report is coming! I will send it at least 48 hours, but hopefully days before the deadline. 

Please send anything to artsci@baronyofdarkwater.org. If you post it on Facebook, I will (politely!) ask that you also send an email. You have roughly 18 days.

Thanks for your attention! Have fun wither you be at Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Demo SETUP , Camp Challenge, Camelot Days, or somewhere else 🧡

Oddny

Art Sci Minister

General announcements

Martinmas Moot will have entertainment for a half hour before court! Come early, get a good seat, and enjoy the performances!

11/7/2023

Their Excellencies of Darkwater

11/6/2023

Office of the Herald

Unto the Populace of Darkwater!

Have you ever been to court at a Baronial Event and seen the herald standing behind the Baron and Baroness, mangling names while trying to decipher calligraphy and thought, “I could do that so much better than that guy!”

Well, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!

I will be stepping down as the Baronial Herald at Trident Tourney 2025, so I am beginning the search for a Deputy. If you are interested in being involved in court business, speaking for their excellencies, helping our new (and sometimes even older) members with their names and device submissions, and all other heraldically-related matters, please email me your SCA resume at herald@baronyofdarkwater.org.

11/4/2023

Their Majesties of Trimaris

Harken unto the words of your King, Trimaris, for We now summon into Our presence certain individuals, to face the Crown's Justice!*

At our Royal court, the evening of Friday, November the 10th, we command the following to present themselves:

Catriona O'Cathasaigh

Arnora Jorundardottir

Auða I Heiðabýr

Ottilde Akkermann

Konrad Einholt

Beatrice Whitecombe

Should you be unable to attend, please contact our wonderful chamberlain Paigan Crawford, and other arrangements shall be made.

*Spoilers, to alleviate anxiety: it is all going to be good things 🙂

FURTHER!  Following the conclusion of Our Crown Lyst, wherein we shall select our Heirs to secure the Royal line, your King next commands the presence of His finest** to cross blades with him in Cut and Thrust.

**anyone authorized C&T who would enjoy doing some pickups with me

Her Majesty and I are, shall we say, *Royally* excited for the upcoming Crown, and greatly look forward to seeing you all there.  Have a wonderful week!

Dietrich, King.

11/2/2023

Their Majesties of Trimaris

Good evening everyone,

His Majesty and I are looking forward to several exciting events, and hope you are too!

For our fighters, this weekend is Duke U. It is a full day of fighting workshops, pickups, and socializing featuring a special class taught by Duke Boru. Come enhance your prowess and enjoy the fall weather. Facebook Event Link 

Lady of the Lakes Renaissance festival is running for the next several weekends and the SCA is offering demos. We are still looking for artisans, fighters, and people good at extroverting to represent us. Comment below for more info.

Martinmass Moot is right around the corner. This is one of the biggest events of the year where we choose our heirs through exciting sport combat. Come enjoy the pageantry and ferocity of the competition. In addition to the tournament, we’ll have a full schedule of arts and performance exhibitions, rapier fighting, and heavy fighting. Event Link 

We are organizing performers of all sorts to provide pre-court entertainment for the event. If you are interested, ask to join this group Trimaris Pre-court Entertainment

We will be providing a Populace Hospitality Pavilion at the event. We are looking for volunteers to help make fancy coffee and spritzer and talk to people or provide snacks in advance. Reach out to Melissa Karels if interested.

The evening parties are not to be missed! His Majesty and I will be fire dancing, the Moose Tavern will be serving responsibly, Sir Brakkos will be holding a feast, and the bards will be entertaining.

If you have need of Trimaris QR cards to give out at practices, demos, or other public facing events, see Kris Brock at the event (or go to the hospitality pavilion).

Queen Anaya

10/30/2023

Office of the Chronicler

The Fall 2023 Baronial newsletter is now available! Please click here to view.

10/25/2023

Their Majesties of Trimaris

Take Heart, Oh Trimaris, in knowing that Her Majesty and I remain in the finest of health, and yet, even so, the time has come to choose our Heirs, to secure the Royal Lineage should ill befall us.

Know ye now, that 12 sets of noble contestants vie for the Throne of the 3 Seas of Power!  It is our Royal pleasure to publish this list now, for you to view.  In no particular order, here are your Contestants for the Crown!

1) Sir Almeric and Lady Avellina

2) Sir Logan and Baroness Aurelia

3) Lord Domenico de Carono and Comitessa Marcia Dulcitia

4) Honorable Lord Albrecht Hartweck of Ansfelden and Baroness Tatiana Heinemann

5) Lord Amicus Amici and Fiametta

6) Sir Iohannis and Lady Meade

7) Honorable Lord Hálfdan and Honorable Lady Serafina

8) Duke Kurn and Duchess Masie

9) Baron Cormacc and Lady Salaria

10) Mistress Kahlan and Duchess Grainne

11)  Sir Fernando and Ramette

12) Sir Johan Craft and Maestra Vivienne

Her Majesty and I are well pleased with this lyst, and look forward to seeing our Populace for a day of competition, court pomp and circumstance (perhaps with some surprises to be had!), revelry, feasting, Fire Dancing, and other such merriments as shall be devised hereafter!

Until then, 

Dietrich, King 

Anaya, Queen

10/24/2023

General announcements

Martinmass Moot Feast

The feast menu for Martinmass Moot (11/10 - 11/12) has been posted. Please click here to view.


Masque and Poet Laureate Competition at Fall Crown!

Unto our Kingdom's performers!! ❤ 

If you love to perform in any format that is not an original composition Masque), or you're a spoke-word poet, and you know it (Original Spoken Poetry, written and performed by the author), this competition is for you! 


Roses are Red,

Trimaris is Blue,

Come share your art-

with those who already, irrefutably, immeasurably, and most assuredly already love you - and all your hard work. 


Come Enter the Poet and Masque Laureate Competitions at Fall Crown Tourney. See the event schedule for time. See the Art Sci portion of our website for rules, or ping/email me today to learn more. 


May the Muse be with you!

10/23/2023

Their Majesties of Trimaris

We seek entertainers to amuse our populace at Martinmass Moot (Crown Tournament) November 10th-12th. We are looking for dancers, singers, musicians, magicians, or something surprising! Anything goes as long as it is entertaining and family friendly. 

We will have two half hour time slots to schedule, one on Friday night and one on Saturday evening. Your act can be 5-15 minutes. We will have a speaker system available for use. This will be pre-court entertainment during court business.

Apply by Facebook messaging me (Juniper May Hunter) and our stage manager Elizabeth Faulcon or by emailing queen@trimaris.org. Include when you are available (Friday, Saturday, or both), how long your act will be (5, 10, or 15 minutes), and any details about your act.

10/22/2023

General announcements

Save the dates! Trident Tourney 2024 - Torches of Darkwater (2/2/2024 - 2/4/2024)

As the frosty nights persist we gather to mark the halfway point through winter's darkness. It's a time of shared warmth, camaraderie, and friendly competition. Join us for Trident Tourney 2024 - Torches of Darkwater. More information can be found here. 


Volunteers needed!
Next weekend, 10/28 and 10/29, the Barony of Darkwater will begin setup for the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire demonstration encampment. If you'd like to volunteer to assist with the setup or on the demonstration days, please sign up here.


10/16/2023

Arts & Sciences Officer

Attention history buffs, artisans, and crafters! Have a skill from the Middle Ages that you're dying to share? We're on the hunt for passionate individuals to teach Thursday night classes. Whether it's calligraphy, brewing, costuming, or any other historical craft, your expertise is needed! No teaching experience required; just bring your enthusiasm and knowledge. Let's keep the spirit of the past alive! Interested? Click here to sign up and inspire others with your craft. Let the learning begin! 

10/11/2023

Office of the Marshall

Despite the relatively ugly sky, the rain has held out and may continue to do so, giving us some time to play. Practice is ON.

Office of the Marshall

Hello, everyone! The weather for all of Trimaris is going to be reportedly wet and terrible, starting around 2pm and then throughout the night and tomorrow. I will keep an eye on the reports and give everyone definite go/no go at 6pm for fighter practice tonight at Redbug. As usual, I will announce it on the darkwater fighters page on Facebook and in the darkwater fighters channel on Discord. With any luck, this will be the last inclement weather we'll see this fall. Stay safe, my friends!

Fighter's Facebook Page

Fighter's Discord

10/10/2023

Office of the Herald

Unto the Populace of Darkwater!

Have you ever been to court at a Baronial Event and seen the herald standing behind the Baron and Baroness, mangling names while trying to decipher calligraphy and thought, “I could do that so much better than that guy!”

Well, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE!

I will be stepping down as the Baronial Herald at Trident Tourney 2025, so I am beginning the search for a Deputy. If you are interested in being involved in court business, speaking for their excellencies, helping our new (and sometimes even older) members with their names and device submissions, and all other heraldically-related matters, please email me your SCA resume at herald@baronyofdarkwater.org.

10/7/2023

General announcements

The Darkwater Scribal meeting scheduled for tomorrow, 10/8, has been cancelled.

10/5/2023

Office of the Chatelaine

We need helpers in the kitchen

Authorized fighters

Authorized marshals

Crafters

Sign up here to be put on the entry list for the faire.

10/1/2023

General announcements

Housekeeping Reminder for anyone looking to enter in Kingdom Art Sci Faire in January. Please ensure you have a response from the KMOAS confirming you are preregistered (in case there is any tech/form mishap). Please feel free to reach out to your local MOAS or Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences for more on how to prepare for Kingdom Art Sci.

Click here for the form

9/26/2023

Arts & Sciences Officer

Hello!!

There's a very good chance that some number of us brought home a cold or bug from Village Flair.

In an excess of caution we're going to move our live meeting at Joann's to an online meeting:

To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/ouw-vewo-cwa

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 575-567-3266 and enter this PIN: 866 578 872#

To view more phone numbers, click this link: https://tel.meet/ouw-vewo-cwa?hs=5

9/20/2023

Their Majesties of Trimaris

Wise are the Monarchs who take steps to ensure the future of the glorious Kingdom! Know ye, Trimaris, that though Her Majesty Anaya and I be possessed of fantastic health and vigor, nonetheless, We now seek Heirs, to secure the Royal Line of Trimaris!

All those who wish to vie for the Crown shall submit written Letters of Intent to Us, no later than Close of Business 10/20/2023. Such letters shall be sent via Email to Crown@Trimaris.org and to Our Seneschal, seneschal@trimaris.org

The tournament itself shall be a Double Elimination, with the top of the Winner’s Bracket facing the top of the Loser’s Bracket in the semi-finals. The Winner’s bracket semi finalist need but win once to advance, while the Loser’s Bracket semifinalist must win twice.

Should you advance to the finals, know that your prowess shall be tested with more than just your chosen weapon form. The first round of the finals shall be fought with Longswords, a weapon style near and dear to your King. The second round shall be fought with Sword and Shield. The third round shall be fought with Polearms. The fourth round, should it be needed to determine a best out of five victor, shall be fought with Dual Weapons. Should the contest come to a fifth round, in this fifth and final round, the combatants shall each bring their best weapon form.

Each prospective competitor and consort must meet the Royal Lists entry requirements as set forth in the Organizational Handbook, and be willing and able to fulfill the duties of the Crown. No additional requirements to compete in Our Crown shall be imposed, beyond those so specified by Society or Kingdom law.

Queen Anaya and I look forward to receiving your letters of intent, and to a magnificent Crown Tournament!

Until such time, in God’s own greeting may you go, in peace and fellowship!

Dietrich, Rex

9/18/2023

General announcements


9/17/2023

Office of the Webminister


9/15/2023

General announcements

Village Flair is approaching and that means it is time to start preparing for the Largesse Derby! Help your Barony by competing in this fun competition that gives our Baron and Baroness largesse that will help them with gifts, thank yous, and more!! Please email me with any questions at Heffca01@gmail.com

Yours in Service,

Lady Ursula Blackpoole


9/10/2023

Arts & Sciences Officer

Greetings from your recently warranted Arts and Sciences officer. I have knowledge of 3 entries for Village Flairs regional arts and sciences judging. If you plan to be at Village Flair with your arts and sciences project, you could help a newbie out and give me a heads up. Thank you! Please feel free to email artsci@baronyofdarkwater.org anytime.

-Oddny

9/9/2023

Office of the Chatelaine

If you would like to volunteer for one of the times above, please contact Lady Enid Hunter at Chatelaine@BaronyofDarkwater.org