Friday, 10 April 2020

PGC2019: Lady Eyja Gunnarsdottir's Heraldic Display

Lady Eyja Gunnarsdottir shares her striking entry for the category: 12. A garish flag, to be the aim of every dangerous shot. An item of heraldic display.

"This is the first item of personal heraldry I have created, using yellow, blue, and red cotton to ensure a 'garish' colour. 'Gyronny Or and azure, in pale three keys fesswise gules'.

Once we are out of plague isolation I will affix it to a dowel and cord for display."

Heraldic Field - gyronny or and azure
The heraldic field (gyronny or and azure) before the charges are added

Lady Eyja's heraldry as seen on Lochac Roll of Arms

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

PGC2019 - Challenge Extended

“What fates impose, that men must needs abide"
                                                           3 Henry VI, 4.3.60

In light of recent events, and with the gracious support of Their Excellencies Grim and Alexandra, Baron and Baroness Southron Gaard, to assist you to occupy your time while you are retired to your estates, the timeframe for entering the Persona Gubbins Challenge has been extended until Yule (Mid Winter).

Additionally, a new category has been devised to delight and intrigue:

16. Sweet are the uses of adversity 

You are invited to research or practice an art, craft or past time that your persona might have undertaken whilst whiling away a siege (or plague).  (Please note that we cannot support the mis-use of live chickens as a plague cure (probable true story)).

The Persona Gubbins Challenge is designed to celebrate our personas. Swathes of documentation are not required to participate. Discover, create and share the small items that enhance your SCA experience.

In service and appreciation of Shakespeare,
Meisterin Christian Baier, Baronessa Isabel Maria del Aguila, Lady Amabillia Threxton

Monday, 9 March 2020

PGC2019: Signora Onorata Elisabetta Foscari’s cena con amici

The Honorable Lady Elisabetta Foscari details her recent intimate Italian dinner for friends in her entry in the category Do you think because you are virtuous, that there shall be no more cakes and ale?  In her words:

"I chose to cook a dinner party for some friends using recipes from Scappi.  Below are the pdfs of my write up of the meal.

Introduction and Course one: cena1

Course 2: cena2

Course 3 and Reference list: cena3"