Grand Earle Rudiger
Grand Earless Syn
Cronallis members present:
And several other Cronallis lurkers whom I am not quite sure of
A dozen Uberites descended upon the field of the Frosty Acres
campground to meet our Cronallian brothers & sisters at a
halfway point just outside Albany NY.
The fighting & fencing throughout the day was intense and
reflective of everyone's high spirits!. Thor was victorious in
the challenge wheel of doom. Magni whom has recently returned to
the Realm from the southlands made a very impressive return to
the field. Artemis & Rudiger fenced, Rudiger fought quite
well for is first fencing experience. The other fighters fought
very well and honorably.
An eager crowd of area campers set up chairs and gathered to
observe the combat of the day.
The banners flew proud and the tents & pavilions aligned
along the hillside of the generous expanse of our campsite.
Duchess Jastin toiled happily fixing a very wholesome
"stone stew" using iron cauldrons over a bonfire, as
Brokk assisted in the kitchenary endeavors.
The feast was of Uber proportions and very wholesome, The stone
stew in a bread bowl was delightful. Honey butter of course
lurked, as did an exquisite Estonian apple/cinnamon beverage!.
The roasted ham was tender & savory and accented the flame
cooked potatoes aptly.
Many fruits & delights awaited for dessert but we were all
far too satiated by the dinner feast!
A firewood and grail run ensued after the feast at around
sunset. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that
"grail" is perfectly legal at this campsite!!
Court began at about 10pm, Amidst several items of business
including a very interesting gift from the Order of the Stone to
Artemis, the court went very well. Artemis was called into court
and crowned with the Uberheim title of Archduke, in turn he was
given the Archduchess crown to place upon his ladies head.
Duchess Jastin whom autocratted the "New Year" event
was gifted with flowers from the Legion and also received her
award of the Iron Rose for her victory in the tourney at the
After court was closed, we prepared for a Sumbel circle of which
15 lurkers participated. The first round was toasted to the Gods
and the second round to Heroes. From there the circle was opened
and serious and light hearted toasts abounded. Fueled by several
double-double packs the Drinkhorn passed many hands and lips until
4am!. The ranks of the circle ebbed as sturdy ogles sent lurkers
off in unsteady gait to their pavilions!.
Michael Hunter of House Hunter of Cronallis whipped up a
maelstrom of laughter repeatedly with some very amusing antics.
When morning arrived, The smell of eggs and Shemhamforash was in
Jastin & Reginleif using the Brokk stoves were cooking
Bacon, Eggs, Spam, & Pancakes for the camp.
Cleanup ensued after all were satiated then onto the Caber toss
for distance, the log toss for style, and the rock toss for
distance. Thor won both the Caber & Rock toss, but Duchess
Jastin had all beat with her Human Trebuchet technique at the
At 2pm the campsite was broken down and all began the journey
back to the homelands, a very memorable event indeed.