Officer Reports

From the Chronicler

Greetings from the Chronicler,

I need submissions for the Shadow Knows including covers, articles, and notes and challenges.  If you are active in a guild, please check the list and notify me by e-mail ( if changes are needed.

In Service,
Abigail Pinel

From the Seneschal

We've been invited to play in the fantasy fest at the Bryan public library.  I have only heard from 4 people that they wish to play.   This is too small of a response to go ahead  with a demo.  If there are more people that are willing to help out, we need to hear from you.  This is a wonderful opportunity to expand our shire into the community, as well as giving the new people a chance to learn how demos happen.  We are not asking the newer people to run it, but it is time to volunteer to act as assistants so that you can learn to do these things in the future when you are the old folks of what ever group you end up living in.   Please respond to the list if you can help out with this demo.

In service



From the Minister of Arts and Sciences

  No Report Received

From the Rapier Marshal

Our Rapier community continues to grow by leaps and bounds. We currently have 4 new regulars and about 3 more newcomers who are interested and have come to a couple of practices. Add that to our six established fighters and we have a nice sized fighter group.

Our Tuesday practices after a slow start have begun to pick up steam, last couple of weeks we've had about 4 people come on Tuesdays.

We are switching between basics, tourney speed combats, and group melees, all are showing much promise. Hopefully we'll have a big group to storm into Gulf Wars with. My goal is to have at least an eight man squad to field at Gulf War, and if everyone keeps progressing at the current rate we are well on our way to achieving that goal.

I still encourage any who are interested in Rapier combat and haven't made it out to practice yet, please come out. We are there Tuesdays and Thursdays @7PM.  And even if you are not interested in Rapier combat and just have nothing to do on Tues. or Thurs. come out and support your shire's fighters.

In Service,

Darien Wylde, of the House Wylde

Rapier Marshal


From the Archery Marshal

Well Shadowlands, archery is still alive in the shire.  Practice in November will be on the first.  I will be gone the rest of the month to events.  If you are a newcomer who cannot make this practice,  please contact me and we will set up a time to meet.  If you are someone who has thought about coming out, but cannot make our Saturday noon practices, please contact me and we will discuss alternate times.  As the weather gets colder, we may move practice to later in the day to give the temperature every chance to come up!

In service

HL Moreg Cochrane

Archery marshal


From the Reeve


Reeve: we have money -- if you need re-imbursement checks, get me receipts

Historian: no new news but then it is all old news anyway

Librarian: have lots of books & nobody to read them -- contact me for directions to it (it's in my closet at home)



From the Herald

No Report Received


From the Hospitlaer

For those who borrowed garb.  PLEASE get in touch with me to get it back to me, this garb was my personal garb.  If we continue to have this problem I will NO LONGER loan out personal garb which means most people will not get garb to borrow.

If you are interested in upcoming events and would like more information please contact me I would be glad to help the best I can.

In service
Lady Hennessey O'Donoghue


Guild Head Reports

From the Metalworking Guild

By the time you read this, I should have decided which nights I will be having armouring/metalworking. Most likely it will be Friday nights. This way we can work on stuff into wee-hours. I want to start with basic helms for people since those seem to be the biggest hang-up for people starting out. if you are interested in putting armour together, and I have not already contacted you...this means I don't have you information. Email me!

"What does it take to get started?" you ask....

About $12 in metal, $5 in drill bits, files and hacksaw blades, and $20 in leather and another $10 in buckles and other assorted stuff. It is highly dependent on what you make and how you make it, though. The basic steel and a desire to beat metal (and other people) are really all you need to start. We'll get everyone together and buy a sheet of steel and split it up. It runs about $36-$55 for a sheet of steel and four people can make an entire suit out it.

Basic forgework will be available eventually, but I'd rather spend time with people getting armour together so we can get some fighter practices started.

For more info, email me at


HL Krag von Berghen


From the Scribe's Guild

Scribe's Guild has started meeting at Padric's apartment on odd Mondays. Our first meeting, October 20th, had five people in attendance to paint charters. In coming weeks we will continue painting charters, as well as discussing materials and methods for creating original work. If you are interested, call Padric @ 575-7080 or email

Lord Padric OMullan


From the Garber's Guild

We are meeting on Wednesday nights at 6:45.  If you need a ride please contact me the night before.  I am in class all day Wed and do not read my e-mail till about 8 at night.

In service
Lady Hennessey O'Donoghue


From the Fiber Guild

The Fiber Guild is meeting Wednesday night at 7:30 at Abigail and Diego's house.  Contact Abigail or Raisya for directions.  We are also hosting monthly Saturday meetings for fiber people in the Southern region.  More details will follow on the e-mail list.

Any one is welcome to come, all you need is an interest in something fiber related.  We have supplies to teach spinning, weaving, knitting and needlework, and are happy to learn new crafts as well. 

In Service

Abigail Pinel

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