Archery 2018!

We had a successful archery practice last week, and we’ve got one scheduled for this upcoming Sunday. I have a few others scheduled for some random Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and will be held at Iron Hill Science Center, 1115 Robert L. Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702. Presently we have the following dates scheduled:

Sunday, July 22
Sunday, September 2
Sunday, September 9
Sunday, September 23

I have a tentative hold on Sunday, October 7, but that will be decided later as I may be gone at an event far way that weekend.

Looking forward to seeing folks, we have some (limited but it is available) loaner gear so please come out if you’re interested.

Baroness Mari Clock

Mar. 25-Shire Meeting

Good Morning Adamantians! The poll is in. We had 19 total responses. The weeknight that most folks could make was Thursday, with a high of 7 people at 7:00. Compare that with Sunday responses, where 10 folks said that 1:00 worked. (That is the highest “yes” time frame). We now have data to support what we were already doing.

With 73.3% of the people saying “Yes” to a Google HangOut for the meeting, and two folks saying “No” we will give it a trial run at the March meeting.

I went ahead and scheduled us for March 25th at Iron Hill Science Museum at 1:00, as there were issues with every other Sunday of the month. We don’t want to deprive Fighter Practice of it’s marshals so we will try to keep the business end of the meeting quick.

For those interested, (totally optional) I am thinking about the Red Robins for lunch before hand. Or there is the McGlynns pub… anyone been there? I am open to other options. Thoughts? Preferences?

Iron Hill Science Museum:
1115 Robert L. Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702


Ballot for Elections, Feb. 2018

Office of the Seneschal

  • Thorson
  • None of the Above

Office of the Minister of Arts & Sciences

  • Mairi Crawford
  • None of the Above

Office of the Chatelaine

  • Laurena Mauchot
  • None of the Above


If you are attending the meeting there will be ballots available, but you are welcome to print your own and have it filled out in advance.

If you are not attending the meeting, please make your selections and send this with an image of your membership card to or send it along with someone who is attending.

Newark Halloween Parade

Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat Main St.

Halloween Parade
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Main Street
Newark’s 68th annual Halloween Parade is drawing near. Plan now to be a part of this special Halloween event, complete with marching bands, floats, antique automobiles, costumed characters, and much more. The parade begins at Tyre Avenue and Main Street and marches west on Main Street, to College Avenue.
Preregistration is not necessary if: You simply wish to come in costume and walk in the parade. A special line up space will be provided. Check in at the information booth at George Read Park by 2:30 p.m. on parade day.
Note to politicians or political groups: If you wish to march in the parade, you must be in costume and preregister. We appreciate your cooperation.
Please remember that pets are not comfortable in the heat and crowds of large events, so for their safety and the safety of those attending the event, please leave your pets at home.
There is no rain-date for this event, for cancellation information, please call (302) 366-7147.
Local clubs, civic groups, school bands, PTA’s and scout troops are encouraged to participate. See below for additional information on participation or call 366-7000.
Road Closures
Please note the following road closures during the event:
Main Street (Library Avenue to North College)
Tyre Avenue / Delaware Circle
Delaware Avenue (Chapel Street to Library Avenue)
Parade Categories
Pre-registration is necessary for:
Marching bands or musical groups – Any marching band or musical group. High School and Junior High Marching Bands must have a minimum of 25 musicians and be pre-registered for the parade in order to qualify for a donation.
Floats – Floats will be judged on their Halloween theme, and monetary prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Large marching group – Must include a minimum of 10 individuals with at least 2 adults (if children are 12 or under, there must be 1 adult per 5 children). Awards will be presented for the first, second,and third place.
Small / family marching group – Must have an overall theme and consist of at least 5 members and fewer than 10 members. Awards will be presented for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
Vehicles – Antique automobiles with or without costumed drivers/riders.
For additional information, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (302) 366-7000.

A&S Workshops-South-2017

Greetings to the Shire!
There is going to be an A&S Workshop at Lady Laurena’s house on Sunday, in Magnolia, starting around 3:30 p.m. and going until the last person leaves. The address is on the Calendar.
This coming Sunday is at Lady Laurena’s. As the Sunday in two weeks time is going to be the day after the Saturday shire meeting and newcomer gathering and wiki work day, and then the Sunday is the Newark Halloween Parade, there will not be one then.
Both Lady Laurena and Lady Aoife have agreed to alternately host every other Sunday A&S Workshops. That means the first Sunday A&S Workshop at Lady Aoife’s will be Sunday, November 12, followed by Sunday, November 26, at Lady Laurena’s again.

Wiki Work Day

Sunday, October 28 Shire meeting, social, and added to it, Wiki Work Day!

As you may have seen, Baron Adolphus is hosting a gathering at his home in Dover that is to start as the Shire Business meeting, but then continue on to a social/newcomer/gathering things.
There will be people (even if it is just me) and computers available for East Kingdom Wiki Page creation, edits, and updates.
Please think of things you would like to have on your Wiki page so we can create one for you if you don’t already have one.
Mine is here. And you can link from this one to other peoples to see what folks put on their pages for ideas.
If you have a picture you would like added, make sure you have it available electronically to send me (FB messenger, email, text, whatever).


Hockessin, Delaware A&S Night Schedule (2nd Mondays of listed month)

November: Cheese Class- Shoshana Gryffyth
December: Turkish Flat bread and Gingerbread- Sybil and Shoshana
January: Fuzzy Hats- Kosa
February: Cloak Making and Candle Making- Hedewigis and Pasquale
March: Pouring and Finishing Pewter- Muin
April: Finishing Touches= Necklines, Closures, and hems… ect
May: Embroidery- Kaitlyn
June: Linen Pouch- Hedewigis
July: Pennsic Prep
September: Pennsic Handout Share
October: Planning next year’s schedule
Directions can be found on this page:

Shire Meeting and Newcomer Social Saturday, 10/28

Baron Adolphus Benner has graciously opened his house to the populace of the Shire of Caer Adamant, and friends, for a social gathering geared towards the new and curious people who want to know all the things about the SCA. We will start the day with the Business Meeting at noon, then a potluck BBQ and lawn games, weather permitting. (Nasty weather will force us to all snuggle on the couch.)

This is open to all members of the Shire, their guests and anyone who is curious about us.

Please bring a dish or treat to share, a lawn chair and any crafty or lawn games you wish.

Garb is not necessary, unless you want to fight or fence, then you must be dressed appropriately for those activities. Any fighting/fencing will be informal and at the whim of those present, so it may or may not happen. Same with any craft or game activities.

Please bring a dish or treat to share, a lawn chair and any crafty or lawn games you wish. There are two cats in the house, who will most likely hide. The house has a small stair at the front door, but is all on one level, so if you have mobility issues, we will get you inside easily.

Questions? Email Baron Adolphus at
Facebook event is here:

Heraldic Primer, 12:00 noon on Sunday, July 23

Are you thinking of finally registering a device? Maybe at Pennsic? Do you already have a device or badge, but want to know the best way to display & use it? Are you a fighter who might proudly march to war for the honor of the mighty East Kingdom? Well this might just be for you!

Your friendly neighborhood heralds will be presenting a Heraldic Primer at 12:00 PM on Sunday, July 23rd. We’ll let you know the basics of heraldry, help with possible submissions for Pennsic, discuss ways to display and use your heraldry, and do some heraldry recognition for possible opponents our fighters might see at war.

Come learn to identify a unit from An Tir from a unit from Calontir. Separate Meridies from Ealdomere. Tell a Tuchuk from a Trimaran.

June Shire Meeting One Week Later due to Father’s Day

Monthly Business Meeting for the Shire of Caer Adamant will be on Sunday, June 25, 2017, beginning at 12:00 noon. All are welcomed to attend. Dress is modern (no garb, please).
Contact the Seneschal, Baron Adolphus Benner, at: or (302) 272-0413 with any questions.

Meeting takes place prior to Fighter Practice at Glasgow Park. Parking can be very limited if the weather is nice, so plan accordingly.

If the weather is inclement, check with the Seneschal or on the Facebook page to see if the meeting is still occurring.