Oct Baronial Council at Round Table, Torrance

Baronial Council Meetings (once a month: 7:30-9:00 PM, Second Monday of the month) – Join us on the second Monday of every month for our Baronial Council meeting. Meetings are open to everyone. Officers and Guilds report on the month’s events, and general information about upcoming events is discussed. Come in your modern clothing, and join us afterwards for socializing and food at a nearby restaurant. 

October 15, 2018 – 7:30-9 PM

UPDATED Location 

  • Round Table Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance, CA

No costuming required. Questions? Contact the Seneschal – seneschal@lyondemere.org

Gyldenholt-Lyondemere Yule – December 2, 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018 (1:00-8:30 PM)

Yule on the Dnieper: Circa 931 CE.

If you are Viking or Rus, or have recently been kidnapped by one or want to be, join us for Gyldenholt/Lyondemere Yule.

We will have a Viking/Rus themed bardic competition to be run throughout the day as available, face friendly snowballs, event-themed table decorations contest, a scribal table, games and kindercraft, not to mention the traditional White Elephant gift exchange.

For those who desire to have gifts handed out to their children, please provide said gift labeled with the child’s name. Hand it to Their Excellencies (of Gyldenholt) Ilia and Vitasha upon your arrival.

Feast will be provided by The Right Noble Upper Crust and will be event-themed. They are already hard at work testing many yummy treats.

We would like to invite the populace to participate in providing Viking/Rus themed potluck desserts. Please ensure a list of ingredients is also provided.

We will take feast reservations until November 18, 2018, or until we are full. Please send your reservation request to Yule@SCA-Gyldenholt.org

Location: Huntington Beach Masonic Temple, 601 Palm Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Registration Information

  • $13 for adults
  • $8 for adult SCA members
  • Children under 13 are guests of the Barony
    • In addition, the Feast cost is $12 for adults
    • In addition, the Feast cost is $8 for children ages 5 through 12
    • There will be limited off-board seating reservations for $3
  • Please make checks payable to: SCA, Inc./Barony of Gyldenholt.

Schedule of the Day

  • 1 PM – Gate opens
  • 3 PM – Court at Their Excellencies’ pleasure
  • 5 PM – Feast commences
  • 7 PM – Populace Provided Potluck Dessert
  • 8:30 PM – Site closes for everyone except clean up crew. Anyone is welcome (encouraged) to assist.

Thank you for a great day!


Find your favorite transportation and head to the Huntington Beach Masonic Temple, 601 Palm Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Parking on site is limited but there is plenty of surrounding street parking

Event Stewards

Jens inn Draumspaki, godi, O.P. and Ida Haroldsdottir, astkona, O.P. – Email: yule@sca-gyldenholt.org

Facebook Event



Overwhelming Appreciation: Thank You!

calligraphy by Countess Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Drachenwald – © 2009, Sara L. Uckelman

Greetings Lyondemere

The SCA has had some difficult times on the social media front lately. It seems every time we go online another negative post pops up. Seraphina and I want to tell you of an amazingly positive social media experience the Barony recently had and the wonderful people responsible for it.

As you know, last week our baronial trailer was stolen. In the trailer were our thrones, pavilion, tables, banners, signs and other items we use for tournaments and wars. While these things are physically replaceable, the thrones and banners were handmade and the emotional loss is tremendous. There is video of the trailer being taken and a report has been filed with the LAPD. All we can do now is move forward. Our hope is for the safe return of our baronial property but we must plan for their replacement.

Within seconds of us posting our loss on Facebook, a tidal wave of support came in. Not just from Lyondemere. Not just from Caid. From all over the Known World offers of help came flooding in. Offers to build new thrones, help with the purchase of a new pavilion, to organize fundraisers… As word spread of our situation, Seraphina and I were absolutely humbled by the sheer volume of people wanting to do something, anything to help. People we’ve never met, people who have never heard of Lyondemere, offering to do whatever they can to help simply because help is needed. I commented to Seraphina “THIS is what the SCA is all about!” People helping people.

So often we only here about the negative things happening around us. While the theft of our baronial property was definitely negative, the resulting outpouring of heartfelt desire to help was overwhelmingly positive. Seraphina and I want to say thank you to everyone who has offered to come to our rescue. YOU are what the SCA is all about!!!

Gratefully yours,

Conchobhar & Seraphina

Image at the top © 2009, Sara L. Uckelman – from http://scriptura-et-pictura.blogspot.com/2009/10/a-thank-you-card.html

Great Western War Food Plan

Greetings! If you would like to join the food plan for GWW, see the details below. We are going to share some wonderful food and company. I’m looking forward to cooking for you all.

Tentative, partial Menu (this may change, but give you the gist of what’s in planning)

  • Thursday
    • Breakfast: Sous vide do-it-yourself omelet bar, Turkey and pork bacon (I will have a separate pan for the non-pork version)
    • Lunch: do-it-yourself sandwiches, cold cuts, bread, cheese, etc. will be provided; Fruit and veggies available to go with meals and as snacks
    • Dinner: Smoked chicken with potato leek soup, bread
  • Friday
    • Breakfast: Sous vide do-it-yourself omelet bar, Turkey and pork bacon (I will have a separate pan for the non-pork version)
    • Lunch: do-it-yourself sandwiches, cold cuts, bread, cheese, etc. will be provided; Fruit and veggies available to go with meals and as snacks
    • Dinner: Beef roast with root vegetables, bread; sweet course of some type (fruit pie, cheesecake, etc.); sweet course of some type (fruit pie, cheesecake, etc.)
  • Saturday
    • Breakfast: Pancakes, Turkey and pork bacon (I will have a separate pan for the non-pork version)
    • Lunch: do-it-yourself sandwiches, cold cuts, bread, cheese, etc. will be provided; Fruit and veggies available to go with meals and as snacks
    • Dinner: Smoked duck with jeweled rice, bread; sweet course of some type (fruit pie, cheesecake, etc.)
  • Cost $15 / day

I can accept payment via Paypal or Venmo, or by check if none of those work for you. I would much prefer payment in advance, but if you have to pay in cash at the event, please let me know.

Please contact me by email at youthactivities@lyondemere.org to set up payment, let me know if you have any food allergies, and which days you’ll be joining us.

Yours in service,
Lady Arwen McBaird

Missive from the Baron and Baroness

From Their Excellencies Conchobhar and Seraphina

Greetings Lyondemere,

It is the Crown’s decision that, at this time, there is not enough support from the populace for Anabel and Cassandre to continue as Reeves. It was our honor to work with them this past year and we thank them for their service to the Barony.

So what happens now?

We have discussed the Barony’s future with the Crown. In particular, what OUR roll may be. As many of you are aware, Seraphina and I were Invested as Baron and Baroness as an interim solution so our populace could be awarded the recognition they deserve. Circumstances have evolved and now the Crown has asked if we would be willing to continue as Baron and Baroness for a full term. The answer is ABSOLUTELY!!! It has been our honor to serve our barony in this way and we are grateful for the opportunity to continue to do so. We will continue to work with our populace to make Lyondemere the Dream the rest of Caid only wishes they could be. We will continue to do our best to earn your confidence and trust.

But this is a two way street. We need to be able to trust you as well. Trust – that you will be a partner in the future of this Barony. Trust – that we will work together to make this Barony safe, fun and inclusive. Trust – that we will be there for each other.

Being the Baron and Baroness is a BIG job and we need your help!!! Together we can make the Dream a reality for all of Lyondemere. Help us make your Dream come true.

In Service to the Dream,
Conchobhar and Seraphina

November 15 Arts and Sciences: Intro to Scribal Arts

November Lyondemere A&S Intro to Scribal Arts

Thursday, November 15 at 7-9:30 PM

Intro to Scribal Arts

Class will cover basic information for doing Caid award scrolls, calligraphy, and scroll layout. it will  finish with a lesson on painting in a period style with gouache paint. All materials will be provided, but if you have favorite brushes (round size 0, 1, or 2 with a good point and a small detail brush) please bring them.

Tentative location is Aliskye’s condo. Address will be posted prior to the event.

Time 7:00 to 9:30 PM

Please RSVP – Contact artsnscience@lyondemere.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/240662170118327/

BBQ Beach Bardic – Sun, Sept 23

BBQ Beach Bardic

Sunday, September 23 2-8 PM

Join us at Dockweiler Beach for a relaxing day of Bardic, potluck, and beach fun! We welcome all to come socialize, share a dish, chat, play in the waves, and enjoy bardic performances.

Hosted by: Sensei Asakura Machime and THLady Avicia de NA Baiona

Location: Dockweiler Beach, 12001 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

October 17 Arts and Sciences: Make and Take Coif

Wednesday, October 17 at 7-9 PM

Class will focus on an Elizabethan style coif, with the option of a slight alteration to make it earlier Tudor. Class limit is ten.

Attendees will want to bring a basic sewing kit: needles, thread, thread/fabric scissors.

Teacher to provide the linen, the patterns, and the instructions. Skills taught will include pattern tracing, how to make a rolled hem, a hem stitch, and basic edge fagoting.

Class will be taught by Hunith Wen at her abode (address to be provided privately before the class, contact artsnscience@lyondemere.org).