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The Quill - February 2020

The Quill – February 2020
Official newsletter for the Barony of Rivenoak
Chronicler: Muiren ingen Brain

Welcome to the Barony of Rivenoak! Here you’ll find Barony, Principality, and Kingdom news. If anyone has news to share, please contact me at or Jeanette Frary on Facebook.

Barony News

A&S February – Basic T-tunic construction taught by Baroness Finna. Please bring fabric or a twin bed sheet and a t-shirt that fits comfortably, not tight. Bearhaven will be hosting. A sewing day is planned for February 22, after fighter practice, around 1:30, to continue t-tunics or anything else you’re working on. This will be held at Lady Maeve’s house. (Karen Darroux on Facebook)

Scribal for February – We will be learning about scroll blanks and beginning to paint them.

A&S for March – Tissue paper stained glass taught by Mistress Siranna. Please check with Facebook for updates.


Fool’s Tourney will take place Saturday, April 18th. Lodinn and Finna, Baron and Baroness Of Rivenoak, invite all to come to a day of fighting, silliness and revelry! Witness the Revelation of the King and Queen of Misrule through the ancient and arcane Art of Aleuromancy—Divination by Cupcake. There will be games, both for adults and children, as well as an Easter Egg hunt. There will also be a groaning board so please bring finger foods to share. Break out your armor, heavy, rapier, and youth, and come see what shenanigans the King and Queen of Misrule have for you!

Site information: Marsh Jr. High School
2253 Humboldt Rd. Chico, CA 95928
Start time: 10 am (ending at 7pm)
Site Fee: Free (donations accepted)
Event steward: Bjorn Jorsalfar of Bearhaven (James Cornwell)
(530) 521-3337
Directions: Take your best route to Highway 99 towards Chico.
Exit 385, follow the signs for CA-32 towards Chester
Turn East on CA-32 toward Chester
Turn right onto El Monte Ave.
Turn left onto Humboldt Rd.
Arrive at Marsh Jr. High, near Humboldt Rd and Morning Rose Way

Demo: Rivenoak Medieval Demo at Marsh Jr High
Join the Barony of Rivenoak in promoting the arts and skills of the pre-17th Century to students and teachers of Marsh Jr. High. We will be putting on an all-day demo for the entire 7th grade and other students and staff who visit the demo. Students will experience hands-on activities, at stations facilitated by SCA volunteers.

We will be setting up a period encampment where attendees can explore activities essential to medieval life. We will be active on campus from 8am to 5pm on Friday, April 17th, 2020.

If you wish to participate as a volunteer, please contact the demo steward Bjorn well in advance of the demo with your interest and how you hope to contribute. The Baronial Senechal Seamus is assisting in the demo and serving as Bjorn’s back-up.

Only volunteers approved by Bjorn or Seamus are permitted to attend the Demo. All may attend the Fool’s Tourney on the 18th.

Rivenoak has been working to develop a strong relationship with our local schools. This demo is an important contribution to the SCA’s educational mission. This demo will be a lot of fun, but must be conducted in an appropriate manner. Please do not show up without prior permission.

Demo information: Marsh Jr. High
2253 Humboldt Rd.
Chico, CA
Time: 8am-5pm
Site fee: Free. Must have approval from Baronial Seneschal or
Demo steward.
Demo Steward: Bjorn Jorsalfar of Bearhaven

Directions: Take your best route to Hwy 99 toward Chico
Exit 385, follow signs for CA-32 towards Chester.
Turn East on CA-32 towards Chester
Turn right on El Monte Ave.
Turn left on Humboldt Rd.
Arrive at Marsh Jr. High, on Humbolt Rd. and Morning
Rose Ave.

Monthly Baronial Events

2nd Tuesday—Find out what’s new in the Barony! Join us at Casa Ramos, 7-9 pm, 2490 Fair St. Chico, CA
3rd Tuesday—Arts and Sciences—Learn something new every month! 7-9pm 2508 Tom Polk Ave.
4th Tuesday—Scriptorium – Learn the art of illumination and calligraphy 7-9pm 2508 Tom Polk Ave. Every Sunday—The Barony’s official fighter practice starts at 11am. We meet at One Mile Recreation area (if you get to Caper Acres, you’ve gone too far) in lower Bidwell Park. We welcome spectators. Please check the Barony of Rivenoak Facebook page for changes due to weather or events.
Every Wednesday—Unofficial fighter practice 7-9pm. 2508 Tom Polk Ave.

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