Pentamere's 12th Night
in the Barony of Northwoods

will be held at:
The Peoples Church
200 W. Grand River Ave.
East Lansing, MI 48823

Gate opens at 9 am
Site closes at 10 pm

Event Fee is $10
Kids $5
Nonmember Fee is $15
Feast $10

If you are interested in preregistering for this event,
please contact

Lord Thibaut Pomeroy de Machaut

Lady Brigida's

12th Night Subtleties Contest
Presentation and display will be during feast and this is sponsored by Mistress Anthoinette

YOUTH ACTIVITIES run by Lady Ceara (Pentamere MoY) will be happening throughout the day.
12-12:30 Rag Dolls
Build and Destroy castles for youth older than 7 years.
A&S 50 Youth Project
12:30-1 Close for lunch
1-2 Leather work with Alexander! Make and take pouch
2-2:30 Continue:
Rag Dolls
Build and Destroy castles for youth older than 7 years.
A&S 50 Youth Project
2:30-3:00 Cake-walk dance (located where the dancing is)

Event Stewards:
Lady Brigida Alderotti
Lord Thibaut Pomeroy de Machaut

Royalty Liasons: Baron Maximilian and Baroness Gwenllyen of North Woods
Gate - Lady Rycheza Tkaczyk & Lady Joan Seymoure
Lunch Tavern -- Lucia Greenstone
A& S Class Cordinator -- Jahan Ara amat al-Hafeeza al-Shyka (Baroness)
Pentamere Dirty Dozen Donation Derby -- Lady Birke Diejagerin
Feast Steward: Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llangollen
Merchant Coordinator -- Lord Thibaut Pomeroy de Machaut
Site Steward -- Lady Brigida Alderotti

Theme of Feast
Presented Lady Anharad

On the table:
Bread Butters, herbed and honeyed Cheeses Fresh fruits
1st course
Hens in Confyt (game hens with sauce)
Frytour of Pasternakes of skirwittes and of apples (vegetable fritters)
Tart debry (cheese tart) Venison in a broth (or beef in broth) (vegetarian option available)
Wassel (Hot mulled cider)
2nd course
Castletes with Roast pork
or Lombardy Cream with Arugula sauce Pears in Confyt (Pears in wine)
White porray (cooked leeks)
Royal Dish (Custard)
3rd course
Roast Goose Salat with vinaigrette
Gilded earth apples Chirseye (Cherry Pudding) Cryspels.
A Dish to be Eaten Cold (salmon)
Special (hot drink of cacao)

Vegetarian options available for meat dishes
Please contact Feast steward with allergy concerns at

Beggars table half cost of feast, guaranteed stew, extras from the tables
Must agree to assist with clean up.


9 am - Gate Opens
9 am - Lunch Taven Opens
10am -
A&S Classes begin

11 am - Morning Regency Court & Baronial Investiture (Roaring Wastes)
12 pm (or after Court) A&S Classes resume
3:15 - 4:45 Ball
5:30 pm - Court

Feast is immediately following court
10pm Site Closes

Lunch Tavern is open from 9 am -1 pm

Youth & Family Activities Hosted by the Regional MOY, Lady Ceara will be happening.

Arts and Sciences

Classes & Meetings
classes coordinated by:
JahanAra amat al-Hafeeza al-Shyka (Baroness)
Classes scheduled at 12pm will either start at Noon or as soon as Morning Court is over.
10am Room A

Welcome to the SCA! (Mistress Giovana Admari)
This class is geared towards newcomers to the Society for Creative Anachronism. This will be a general course which will help guide you through who we are, what you can expect, and how you can get involved! The first half of class will be a discussion, but then if we have time we will tour the event site together! This class is help by the in-coming Kingdom's Newcomer Officer, Mistress Giovanna.

  Room B Saints in the Middle Ages (Lady Cecila de la Rosa)
This class is intended to help with identifying saints in medieval artwork based on attributes and characteristics associated with various saints who were popular during period
  Room C Wire knitting (Lady Kathleen O'Dea)
wire knitting - the stitch known as the Viking Knit as well as a Naalbinding stitch. The class will cost $15 per person, and the participants will be getting a 6-pin knitting spool, a crochet hook, and a spool of wire. I will be able to accommodate up to 10 students. Class Fee $15
  Kitchen Fritters and Feast Skills (Lady Angharad verch Glyndwr O Llangollen)
Learn to make Frytour of Pasternakes pf skirwittes and of apples (vegetable fritters) and other feast skill, Clean hands a must, Results will be served at feast

Classes suspended for Morning Court!

All classes resume after court and will still get one hour. If court goes long, we will shift the class schedule accordingly.

12 pm Room A Awards and Orders of the Midrealm (Master Konrad Mailander)
  Room B 16th Century Polish Poetry (Lady Rycheza Tkaczyc)
Depending on who you read, Jan Kochanowski and Mikolaj Rej are each hailed as the Father of Polish Literature. Join me in a look into their work and that of their contemporaries. You'll see that poetry was every bit as diverse as it is now as we read on everything from good table manners to the intense grief of a parent who has just lost their child.
  Room C Viking Clothing (THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir)
The Archeological Evidence - A survey of the major finds of Viking Age Clothing, with an emphasis on interpreting the finds to make accurate reproductions. 45 page handout is $5.
1 pm Room A Henna 101 (Sayyidah Asalah al-Hina, OE)
A brief henna history, how to make and apply henna paste. Participants receive a henna cone and instructional hand-out. Class fee $2.00
  Room B How to make a bee skep. Katherine Hatton Rames
Demonstration of how to make your own bee skep from supplies readily avaiable
  Room C Bring your bow, go home with a stringer” (Forrester Gray Odson)
  Sanctuary Pentamere Regional Command Meeting (Duchess Eanor)
  Chapel Round Table: Youth and The SCA (Lady Ceara, Pentamere Regional Youth Minister)
This is a time meant for the populace to discuss youth and the part they "play" in the SCA. As well as to be able to answer any questions that may need answering centered around youth participation.
 2 pm Room A An Intro to Persian Clothing (Sayyidah Asalah al-Hina, OE)
Learn the basics of Safavid Persian (16th c) dress as well as the difference between Persian and Ottoman clothing
  Room B Viking Furniture - (THL Sunnifa Gunnarsdottir)
  Room C Rolled Hems (Lady Rycheza Tkaczyc)
This simple stitch is quick and works on almost any fabric. Supplies will be provided to make a Goblet Cover. Donation for materials welcome.
  Sanctuary Chatalaine Meeting (Mistress Giovanna Admari)
Whether you are not an "official" Chatelaine, everyone is welcome to this meeting to discuss membership recruitment and retention ideas and strategies. Come meet the in-coming Kingdom Chatelaine, learn about upcoming projects, share ideas, and get to know others who are passionate about engaging new and current members!
3:00 pm Sanctuary  Meet and Greet the New Kingdom Archery Marshal (Forrester Padraig)


1 pm - Penta Pentamere Dances, instructed by Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel

The Ball will begin at 3:45 for the hour before Court.

Dances for the Ball

In no particular order...
Horse's Bransle
Washer Woman's Bransle
Montard Bransle
English Country
Sellenger's Round
Rufty Tufty
Black Nag
Heart's Ease
Half Hannigan
Jenny Plucked Pairs
Upon a Summer's Day
Lorayne Alman
Black Alman
Gracca Amorosa
Petite Rose
Grene Gynger
Road to the Isles (Scotland the Brave)

A&S Display
There will be an A&S Display at 12th Night. Documentation is not required but always welcome.

Pentamere Dirty Dozen Donation Derby (largess tourney)
Host: Birke die Jägerin
We will have tables at the event that everyone can set out their items! I will try to be there by 10 am. It should be quite simple - everyone sets out their items and places a cup next to them for the beans (I'll provide simple cups and beans). The populace votes with beans, like in a bean count, and the Excellencies and Highnesses vote for their choices.
At 4:30 pm, please be present back at the tables - we will distribute the prizes, and people can pick up their items to present them at court to be donated, if they wish. You must be present at 4:30 to win!
Here's more specific info about the tourney itself:
What: The Dirty Dozen Donation Derby was created in An Tir as a way to encourage the creation of largesse through friendly competition, and Pentamere is having one at Twelfth Night 2015!
To Enter: Create 12 items based on a theme, which can be anything, from 'stuff I made on Monday nights' to '13th Century Germanic Ladies Accessories.' The primary rule of entries is that the items should be tagged (your name/group, donating to…) and ready to be given out as largesse immediately. This is not an A&S competition – no documentation necessary! Each entrant will decide where they are donating the largesse (Kingdom, Barony, Shire, etc).
Prizes: 1. Populace Winner: Entries are voted on in a bean count, and the winner is the entrant with the most beans. The populace winner gets one item from each of the other competitors!
2. Baron(ess)/Baron(ess) Choice: Each pair will also get to pick a winner. Those winners get to choose 1 item from 3 other entries.
3. Over the Top Award: For anyone who does 6 solo entries (that’s 72 items!), you will receive a commission from a volunteer prize maker!
Intimidated by the idea of creating 12 of something? Grab 11 other people and do a group entry! Can't think of something to make? Speak to Royals or your Baron(ess) about what they’d like for largesse! Check out the other Dirty Dozen Facebook page for inspiration!



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