Views From The Tower – October 2018

View from the Tower

Barony of Carraig Ban

Current Events and News – October 2018

Upcoming Meetings

October 14, 2018
November 11, 2018

6pm Panera Bread (DeKalb, IL)
2476 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, Illinois 60115

Meeting Notes/News

  • Baron Honda Heihachiro will be Event Steward for next year’s Ragnarok. Dates confirmed as 5/31/19 through 6/2/19. Please contact him to volunteer to assist.
  • A Baronial holiday party was discussed for December.
  • Carraig Ban will be having an Embassy at various events with information to hand out.
  • We will be co-hosting Kingdom 12th Night with the Barony of Ayreton January 12th, 2019.

From the Barons

Greetings unto the Barony!

As we move into the winter months, many of us are planning trips to visit friends and family near and far, including our extended SCA families. Traditionally, our Barony has hosted a Baronial Holiday gathering, and we wish to continue this. To help us plan, we’d like the members of the Barony to submit responses to our poll by Sunday, October 14th (our next Barony meeting), located here:

We have some events coming up soon that folks may want to put on their calendars:

See event listings below and locally –
October 27th: STEMFest/Maker Faire Demo @ NIU Convocation Center, 9am – 5pm

Did you know that we have an all new awards submission form? We do! As part of the Carraig Ban website updates, we’ve rolled out a Baronial Awards submission form. You can find it here:

If you have any suggestions for us on activities, demos, or events, please let Baron Honda or myself know!

In Service,
Thegn Samson Muskovich

From the Chatelaine

Carraig Ban cares about its people, and what barony would be better served naked? None! That is why we’ve have tried to reconcile the many items generously donated to Gold Key into a centralized location in the care of the chatelaine. These items of clothes have been donated over the years to ensure that the most forgetful of long-time members and the freshest of newbies alike have sparkling, useful clothes to garb their person at events such that they feel involved and welcome! These items are currently going through a catalog and repair process so that not ONLY are there many available, but a public access document will list the general range of ages, sizes, and eras of clothing available.  Furthermore, repair and upkeep of the items is a baronial concern, and periodically A&S meetings will feature repair days. For more information, contact the office of the chatelaine, currently Akiyama Kazuhiko, at satal.derihannsu [at]

Thank you very much!
Akiyama Kazuhiko

Officer Openings

Baronial Seneschal – looking for a deputy Seneschal with the intent to turn over the office. Give me a shout via any medium you prefer if you are interested.

– Seamus


A financial policy is being drafted.


See Midrealm Calendar (for web-based).


Arts and Sciences

A&S nights have resumed on Tuesdays.

NEW LOCATION – Dekalb Public Library. 6 to 8:30 pm. September 4th through December 18th (not on 9/11/18). Being held in Zimmerman room. Check Facebook for details on dates and times.

If you have an article you would like to submit for the newsletter please forward to by the end of the month to be included in the next month’s issue.


The outdoor fight practices in DeKalb at Liberty Park are being held on Mondays. Currently on hiatus until after Pennsic. Check the Facebook page for details. Ideas on an indoor location for fall/winter should be referred to the Knights Marshal.

A fight practice is also being held at COD in Glen Ellyn on Wednesdays.


We will be trying to get the news out the beginning of each Month. Please contact me if you have something you want included at .

If anyone needs a mailed copy of this information, please contact me. Listed below are upcoming events and our officers list.

In service to the Barony,


Baroness Dame Nicholaa Halden, Chronicler

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