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29 May 2013 @ 06:56 pm
I've invited a chagua who was wondering whether the Horde still rode, to inquire here. Please make newcomers welcome, my anda!
Current Location: on the steppes
Current Mood: resolute
Current Music: Yang, singing "Tomorrow Belongs to Me"
21 June 2011 @ 06:05 pm
Hi.  I've been out of touch for a while and am trying to reconnect.  Can you suggest brothers in the East Kingdom?  Or another contact site/method?
16 March 2010 @ 11:21 pm
Good day!

I'm in the process of creating and researching my Mongol persona. I joined the SCA in the East, where I never really decided on what persona I wanted until right before I moved to the Midrealm. I don't know very many SCA folk here in the Barony of the Middle Marches, (central Ohio) and even though I've been here for a couple of years, I'm still learning my way around the state, so I haven't been to many events.

Are there any of you all this way? If so, I would love to meet up at an event!

Also...I'm suffering archery deprivation. Why is there not more archery here?!?!? You'd think with all the flatness, it'd be perfect for practicing. :D Short of paying a membership fee at a shooting range, any suggestions?

~Ulayan Delbe
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
20 November 2009 @ 06:52 pm
Item the zero'th
Hey y'all. Thank you for having an open camp where mildly curious lookers can be consoled.

Item the first
After over a year unemployed in NJ I have gotten frustrated at how much housing costs and I wanted a big improbable project. I discovered Tim Anderson's inspiring but improbable Instructable on building a free-but-nearly free ger of scavenged materials. As of tomorrow I hope to have about half the wood for the lattice of the walls. Maybe. So I'd like to chat Yurts etc with others who are experienced in these things.

Item the second
I was in the SCA in Boston in the early 1990s. We are interested in continuing in the arts, sciences and skills that promote self-sufficiency but not in the politics, etc or fancy dress. Husband in particular is highly allergic to quasi-noble hierarchy. So I was kinda wondering if we might find a little home on the steppe. Or at least visit.
26 July 2009 @ 12:10 am
Greetings all!

Just a reminder that if you're going to Pennsic, our Open Camp Night usually takes place on Thursday of War Week. For confirmation, please stop by our front gate: it's on E-10 and looks like this.

...and is located more or less directly underneath this.

Unfortunately, and with great sadness, we report that this year our great and dread Kakhan Omar Muhammad Mirzazedeh (johnomar915) will not be able to welcome you in person. However, his surrogate Shuurag-yn Chon will be presiding over the festivities, and ready to receive you and your livestock, daughters, baubles, gold, grazing-land, chattel, etc into our khana.

Come up and see us sometime. Our yoke is easy...erm, that is to say we're very friendly. Really.
19 July 2009 @ 05:38 pm
Kelly Anne Stowe (Mistress Rowena of Avalon)
Ken Jamie Greider (Trevor of Galeden)
request the pleasure of your company
as they exchange vows

Saturday, the First of August
two thousand nine
at four o'clock in the afternoon

Horde Hill
The Pennsic War

Cooper's Lake Campground
205 Currie Road
Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania

cake and revelry to follow

Current Mood: happyhappy
17 May 2009 @ 01:26 pm
So... I've been poking around the internet and have developed an interest in the Horde. I'm not quite sure how to go about finding out more information than is on the general FAQ of the main site short of going through an event hunting Horde Cords. This seemed like it might be a good place to start, please forgive me if I'm in error.
26 March 2009 @ 12:47 pm
Gulf Wars pic.

I added the caption.Collapse )
Current Mood: amusedamused
14 January 2009 @ 11:14 pm
Hey out there, anyone going to Gulf Wars ad is there and encampment?

Just a wonderin.

Same with Estrella, actually....And Lilies. Great Western, Anyone?
In the horde, there is a lovely thing called schtick.  This qualifies partly under that, and partly under "doing things well and setting an example for others", I suppose.  That, and many of us love to have fun with a good challenge!


This was the entry in the Gingerbread House competition for the Midwinter event in the Barony of al-Barran, Outlands.  It was a group effort by the local bros and watchees: Rhianwen, Ealasaid, Morgan, Tiou, Rurik and myself, with additional help from Brian (Tiou's bf), Trey/Tenkai (Rurik's buddy) and Tanley (friend of mine w/gingerbread experience).  It took 4 (partial) days of work, with final assembly done on site.  Omar did the label placards, "Peaceful Pastoral Nomads".
We have the yurt on a cardboard cart, with oxen, brothers, and even a leashed Scot (complete with kilt).  The decorations are done in icing, licorice, peppermint sticks, and pretzels, and if I can get a good close-up picture, there are even tiny date bits for "ox plops" that are being collected behind the cart.  Other than the cart and the ground board, the rest is edible and even tasty!
I was honestly hoping for more competition.  There were two really cute entries in the children's division, and a very nice gothic castle with gummy fish in the moat for the other adult entry.  We gave the castle a Mongol guard after the judging, with the owner's permission, to guard the fish in the moat.
Omar says we're a bunch of overachievers, but he was grinning when he said it.

Current Mood: artisticartistic