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Weekly Announcements for BFS - August 26th, 2019

posted Aug 25, 2019, 2:28 PM by Forgotten Sea

    A message from Lord Aed Mac Cormaic ua Feidlimid, Baronial Seneschal - 
Good gentles of Forgotten Sea, it is an unfortunate truth that the mundane world must intrude itself upon the dream. My mundane job is changing in ways that is going to leave me with very little time or energy to adequately fulfill my duties as Seneschal of this fine Barony.

Therefore, I am looking for a deputy who is willing to take on the job after a reasonable but necessarily brief training period. If you are interested in being seneschal or would like to know more about what the job entails, please email seneschal@bfs-kc.org.

    BFS Fighter School - 
From His Excellency, Logan goði: The unofficial BFS fighter school will be continuing all summer. You can find more information about it here: https://sites.google.com/view/bfsfighterschool
    Deputy Officers -  
We are looking for a deputy Archer Marshal. If you have questions or would like to apply, please email the relevant office, baronage@bfs-kc..org and seneschal@bfs-kc.org.

    Calendar Updates - 
More classes,and upcoming Forgotten Sea hosted events have been added to the Baronial Calendar. 
    From Her Excellency, Countess Ylva Jonsdottir, Baronial Arts & Sciences Minister -  
This Wednesday, 8/21/19, Beginning Jewelry Making class at 6:30 PM, on the patio at the northeast corner of the Community Center where fighter practice is held.  See the calendar on the BFS website (BFS Calendar) for more information.
  • Upcoming opportunities to paint for the Baronial Roll of Arms Project:  Sep 18, Oct 16 & 30 at Fighter Practice.
  • If you are interested in learning rope-making ( just added!), Wood carving,  Repoussé (weekend-long)  or  Indigo dyeing, please contact Countess Ylva.  (Ylva@lewis-neff.net)   If there is enough interest, we will have these classes soon.
  • Now is the time to start your largesse project to be presented at  Crown Tournament in October!
  • Seeking a place to hold a weekend-long repoussé  class. Requirements are space for up to 8 students to sit at tables with room for the instructor to move around them, good lighting, and good ventilation. Electricity and water in the space, or nearby, would be helpful but not required. A basement, garage, or workshop would be best as the metal working is "a bit grubby" and using the bottled acetylene gas is somewhat sooty. Please contact Countess Ylva (ylva@lewis-neff.net) if you have such a space to offer and/or are interested in attending the class. There will be a fee of $40/ person for materials. All tools will be provided, and there will be some for sale. Date is To Be Determined based on availability of space and instructor (Master Grimwulf Harland).
Let Countess Ylva know if you have a class that you would like to teach, something you would like to learn, or questions about any of this Arts & Sciences stuff. (Ylva@lewis-neff.net

    From  Ulfr Thyrsion, Baronial Webminister -  
Friday, August 30th the Baronial email system will transition from a forwarding system to a set of Google Suite mailboxes.  If you are an officer and you have not gotten the instructions on how to setup the new mailbox, or are encountering issues please contact me at: webminister@bfs-kc.org.

    Baronial Classes & Arts + Sciences Announcements:
  • 9/4 Beginning Jewelry making Part II.  6: 30 PM. This is a continuation of the class held 8/21. Taught by Finan mac Crimthiann .
  • 9/25 Beginning Wood Carving 7:00 PM Learn how to hand carve and shape wood projects to add embellishment and do basic joinery. Equipment needed: Box knife with a new blade. Taught by Emmerick Jones .
  • 10/23 Rope Making 7:00 PM Want to make your gear more period by making your own ropes? Come learn how rope was made in period with Emmerick Jones.
  • Possible future classes - Repoussé (weekend-long), Indigo dyeing. If you have an interest in any of these future classes, please contact Countess Ylva (Ylva@lewis-neff.net).  You don't have to commit to going to the class (yet), but we need to gauge the interest before the instructors invest their time in putting them together.  Also, let Ylva know if you have a class that you would like to teach, something you would like to learn, or questions about any of this.  :)
    Upcoming Activities:
  • Monday, August 26th - 6:30-8:30 PM - BFS Archery Practice at the Kearney site (Contact Master Lief of Crescent Moon for more information, lbh-archery@bfs-kc.org)
  • Wednesday, August 28th - 6:00-9 PM - BFS Fighter Practice, Irene B French Community Center, 5701 Merriam Dr, Shawnee Mission, KS.
    Upcoming Events:
  •     Aug 30, Sep 2, Valor, Barony of Vatavia (Wichita, KS)
  •     Aug 30, Known World Agriculture & Foresty Symposium, Atlantia (Boonville, NC)
  •     Aug 30, Known World Bardic Congress and Cook, Midrealm (Wood River, IL)
  •     Sep 6, Sep 8, King's Companie of Archers, Aston Tor (Smithville, MO)
  •     Sep 14, Master of the Dual, Amlethsmoor (Hallsville, MO)

    To add news or announcements - please send items to webminister@bfs-kc.org. Thanks!