Baron Eldjarn and Baroness Dubheasa
A Missive from Their Excellencies
“May you live in interesting times,” they said. Well, we certainly are. Pandemics are nothing to be scoffed at, but none of you need us to tell you that. The SCA is filled will smart people. We have confidence that all of you are following the guidelines laid out by governmental and medical authorities to the best of your abilities. This situation is unprecedented in SCA history. The cancellation and postponement of Events large and small is disheartening, but hold true to The Dream, it will not fade so easily. We will eventually return to our usual, close-knit social gatherings and the delight they bring.
Meanwhile, we will continue to communicate online as we have, sharing and supporting each other as has become the norm within our hobby. We now also get to flex our creative brainpower and try to come up with new ways of historical topic-ed interaction, while maintaining this new ‘social distance’. There are ideas blooming already. There is a challenge to share videos online teaching SCA subjects. There are folks discussing potential projects that we may soon come together and complete. And of course most of us have numerous personal projects (not just garb) to work on at home.
Events occurring in the near future remain uncertain, and some may occur in different ways – but who among us hasn’t watched Crown Tourney finals streaming online? Can a Coronation be done similarly? Doubtless these things are being considered. Our favorite pastimes will continue and grow, just likely in some new ways.
Look after yourselves. Look after your neighbors. Check in on your friends. Our Barony and Kingdom will persevere. Our joyous activities will return and before we know it, we will all be griping about the difficulty of setting up camp, our latest new physical aches and pains, or the usual perceived injustice or slights that inevitably occur in Society. Life goes on. Being smart will get us through this crisis to play and continue having more of the enjoyable times we so crave. Continue being excellent to each other and remember that while we may be separated as individuals, we are still a community!
–Baron Eldjarn and Baroness Dubheasa
Allergies: (deep breath)
*Please Note: Anaphylactic Reaction to ALL OF THE ABOVE- Please check ALL ingredients listed on packaging and note that listing of ‘spices’ often includes these allergens. Please refrain from using spice “mixes” as often as possible as these may inadvertently cause an issue by not listing, but still including, the items listed above.
**Please Also Note: As these allergies are SEVERE, please refrain from cooking or otherwise causing these allergens to become airborne within event halls, as this will also cause a severe allergic reaction to occur. Thank you for your understanding!
Non-Food Related Allergen: Bug Repellents (containing DEET)
Bottled Water (No Nestle products please)
Unsweetened Iced Tea
Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi
Cheese (except Blue or Limburger)
Nuts (specifically peanuts, almonds, and cashews)
Dark Chocolate (No Nestle products please)
Fresh Fruit (especially strawberries, honeydew, watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, and apples)
Themes: Bats, Arthuriana
Sugary Products (exception-chocolate)
Sandalwood or Pine-Scented Items
Contact Baroness Dubheasa with any questions.
Red Wine (Cabernet)
Tea with Honey
Fruit Juice or Lemonade
Chocolate (dark or milk-No Hershey or Nestle products please)
Fresh Fruits (especially pineapple, blueberries, strawberries, red grapes, honey crisp or empire apples, honeydew melon)
Cheese (especially Gouda, Kerrygold Dubliner, Jarlsberg or Emmentaler Swiss, Stilton)
Vegetables(mushrooms-fresh or sauteed, snap peas, carrots, broccoli, brussel sprouts, sweet potato)
Red Pepper Hummus (especially with multi-grain or whole wheat bread/chips)
Dates and Figs
Nuts (especially peanuts, cashews, and pistachios)
Beef Jerky (especially sweet BBQ)
Cookies-Lemon Oreos, Ginger/Molasses, Welsh Griddle Cakes
Color: Deep Red, Black
Themes: Mermaids, Nautical
Spicy (high Scoville rated) Dishes
Soda (Exception-Ginger Beer or Mixers)
Coffee (no, this doesn’t make me a monster-please enjoy yours!)
Contact Baron Eldjarn with any questions.