This was Parasol War VI

Guests and staff of parasol War VI at the Castle of Albrechtsberg

Thanks to an ambitous event crew and lovely guests from all corners of Draachenwald we could enjoy a wonderful event at our humble Shire of Ad Flumen Caerulum. The pittoresque site of the castle of Albrechtsberg was once more the stage for al lovely community. Arts and Science, Bows and Arrows, court and itchen and of course much heavy fighting scenarios made it an unforgettable meeting of friends of our great Society of Anachronism. Find here some pictures.

Red and Gold 2022

Our delegation from Ad Flumen Caerulum at Red and Gold, hosted by the Shire of Meadowmarsh, Knight´s Crossing

Thanks to our noble neighbours from the Shire of Meadowmarsh for organizing a fantastic event. Our delegation was delighted to take part in heavy and rapier fighting, archery and several arts&science workshops.

We very much appreciate your hospitality and hope to give something back at incoming Parasol War VI. See you there!

Meadowmarsh Boot Camp 2022

Heavy fighters in melee situation
Heavy armored fighters in a melee situation at Meadowmarsh Boot Camp

It´s hard to describe the joy of attending a fighter´s event after two years of Covid plague. The Bootcamp in our friendly neighbourhood Düdelsheim in the Shire of Meadowmarsh is a traditional event for heavy fighting&fencing. Thanks to our hosts it could be held even under strict safety measures. The fighting activities took place at the local playground under best spring weather conditions. The presence of not less than the King himself, joined by four knights guaranteed personal advice for every heavy fighter.

The greatest fun at Meadowmarsh Boot Camp of course was the opportunity for small melees, where our Shire could once again proof the superior shield wall tactics from Ad Flumen Caerulum. Again we appreciated the rare opportunity to meet such an amount of courageous heavy fighters.

Thanks to our lovely hosts, including a tremendous kitchen crew and our personal event steward driver to the train station. We hope to pay it back at Parasol War in September. So register here now!

Even more impressions of Meadowmarsh Boot Camp can be found on our Flickr Account!
Watch heavy fighting and melee videos here.

Heavy Fighting Session with Aelric of Battle

Heavy Fighters seen through an axe blade

On the first weekend of Janurary 2022 we were honourd with a special guest. Lord Aelric of Battle form the Shire of Meadowmarsh (Barony of Knight´s Crossing) kindly visited our humble fighters practise. With inexhaustible power he gave everybody an individual teaching. We connot thank him enough for sharing his knowledge for improvind our fighting skills an hope to meet him again in March at Meadowmarsh Boot Camp in Düdelsheim.

Heavy Shakespeare Quotes

Whilst the new Covid-19 Lockdown preventy heavy Fighting, we take a look in our heavy fighters archive. We detected a lot of reenacted quotes, taken from Shakespeare´s greatest plays. So enjoy our “Heavy Shakespeare Reenactment Gallery” (to be continued).

SCA Heavy Fighters with Candlelight
“We would not seek a battle as we are. Nor, as we are, we say we will not shun it.” (Henry V.)
heavy fighters swordsplaying in the moonlight
“Let us be Diana´s foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the moon.” (Henry IV.)
“The things that threaten’d me ne’er look’d but on my back.” (Jules Caesar)
“Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.” (Othello)
“If you prick us, do we not bleed?” (The Merchant of Venice)
“If I be waspish, beware My sting.” (The Taming of th Shrew)
“Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.” (Coriolanus)
“If two men are riding on one horse, one must naturally ride behind.” (Much ado about nothing)
“Till Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane I cannot taint with fear.” (Macbeth)

Arts and Science: Reenacting Dutch Masters

During the boredom of corona lockdown we had plenty of time to study masterpieces of famous old Dutch painters from the 16th century as Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Breughel (the Elder). Their works inspired us to reeenact some Details taken out of their pictures. They were taken long before we learnt about similar actions like #gettymuseumchallange and others. By the way: some of those paintings are in Austrian museums… #scaartschallange. Since they were published on our social media channels we like to store them here to not be forgotten.

UPDATE: we are very proud, that the Austrian federal broadcasting company ORF awarded one of our pictures in their artschallange #dubistkunst.

Detail from “The Temptation of St.Anthony” by Hieronymus Bosch
Detail from “Netherlandish Proverbs” by Pieter Breughel the Elder
Detail from “The Last Judgement” by Hieronymus Bosch
Detail from “The Triumph of Death” by Pieter Breughle the Elder
Detail from “The Garden of Early Delights” by Hieronymus Bosch
Detail from “The Land of Cockaigne” by Pieter Breughel the Elder
Detail from “The Last Judgement” by Hieronymus Bosch
Detail from “Netherlandish Proverbs” by Pieter Breughel the Elder
Detail from “The Last Judgement” by Hieronymus Bosch
Detail from “The Garden of Early Delights” by Hieronymus Bosch
Detail from “Netherlandish Proverbs” by Pieter Breughel the Elder

(All Pictures by Birgit, Katja and Florian Seidl)

Heavy Fighter Visit

Usually, our Wednesday is on Wednedsday (thats why we call it so), but if we are visited by friends, we are felxible to make an exception. Like last Satureday, when we had the honour to host frieds from Kingdom of Caid. So we are undecided, wheater we should practice heavy fighting this week or just save energy and prevent our equipment from damage. Because next weekend will be Parasol War! No excuses accepted!

Review Red and Gold 2019

Thanks to the hospitality of our neighbours at Knights Crossing and thank you for hosting us at your great event! We gladly made new friends within the SCA and showed our progress in heavy fighting, archery and fencing. Highlight was the honor to participate at HE Baron Aelrric of Battle´s vigilant for the Order of the Pelican. Vivat to Drachenwal´d newest peer!