October 18, 2004

Web site updated

Updated the Guild website today, mostly to clean up some old files. Also, finished the upgrade to a new version of Movable Type (the software used to maintain the site).

As a consequence, some links (from both inside the site and out) might not work any more.


-Ioseph of Locksley
(c) copyright 1993 W.J. Bethancourt III
(Tune: "The Sleeping Scotsman")

A lovely lady went one night to a revel in the East
With dancing and with singing, with wine and Roasted Beast
When the revel came unto an end, she started out for home
Wrapped well in her woolen cloak, and walking all alone.

CHORUS: The things you will run into, the people that you meet
Walking all alone upon a New York City street!

Now, New York City's not a place for walking in the dark
Not in the streets and alleys and especially not the Park
But off she went most happily, without a single care
Wrapped up in her woolen cloak, all in the midnight air.

A street-tough jumped in front of her, with three friends in the night
And pulled a six-inch switchblade, that glittered in the light
He waved it underneath her nose, and said with fiendish glee:
"Give me all your money, girl, this is a robbery!"

She gazed upon the switchblade, and smiled a happy smile
Said "Boy, you ain't got any brains, and lack a sense of style!
You're standing where I want to walk, please move out of my way!"
The tough said "Girl, I'll cut you, and rob you anyway!"

All wrapped up in her woolen cloak, her garb was quite unseen
Her hands were hidden out of sight, and so was chain-mail's gleam...
She said "Now, go rob someone else, my money stays with me!"
He said, "I'll take your money with my six-inch snickersnee!"

The lady's smile got bigger, the robber took a swing
The chain-mail took the blow; the lady didn't feel a thing!
She pulled a Kirby broadsword, the robber's soul to shrive,
And grinned and said, "I'll see your six, and raise you thirty-five!"

The bandit gazed upon the sword, and then upon his knife
He turned and ran, with his three friends, a-running for his life!
Don't think a lady's easy, don't think she's helpless prey,
Especially if she is a fighter in the SCA!

Now if you don't believe my song, then ask the lady fair
With Cheshire Cat upon her shield, a blazon very rare:
Sir Trude is her name, me lads, if she should pass your way;
The very first of the Lady Knights within the SCA!


-Ioseph of Locksley
grumpy baron

October 04, 2004

From the Guildmistress

Greetings all

Bards' Night has come and gone, and what a geat event it was!

Everybody had a good time, and there was a general concesus for more bardic events throughout the year!

More details will be forthcoming as soon as I get a more permanent internet access that I don't have to pay 2 an hour for!

I am proud to announce that the Guild has two new Journeymen, Lord Acarin and Lord Svein and four new Novices, Lord Douwe, Lord Belarian, Lady Saoirsa and Lord Rande.

We also did some research about the Guild badge with the help of the Schwarzdrachen Herald, at it seems that we could register this badge as fieldless, (ie a golden lyre on a black/red book) which will make it easier to draw, stitch or embroider.

There was a sale at the event to raise some money for the Guild coffers, which are currently empty. The Guild now has 62 (about 90 euros), that we can use for registering the badge and also for buying pewter to have badges (and Minstrel harps) made by an artisan.

Unfortunately there were not enough Guild members to have an official meeting, so any decisions will have to be done by postal or electronic vote. Since The Guild has now some funds it needs a Treasurer (who also deals with memberships). Herrin Anna has been doing such a wonderful job with sorting old and new members, so I would like to propose her for the post of Treasurer (this might come as a shock as I have not told her that yet!)

This is all I have time for. Any more details will come soon, I promise :-)

In service

Lady Valeria, Guildmistress

Posted by Valeria at 02:37 PM