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The Thirty-sixth Year

Oertha Coronet and Investiture

January 18-20, 2002 (AS XXXVI)

Meier Lake Conference Center,
Anchorage, AK

From The Page (December, 2001):

Come to Oertha and help us celebrate our Winter Coronet at the breathtaking Meier Lake Conference Center. There will be a Principality Arts contest for Representations of herbs and/or flowers - open media (embroidery, illumination, subtleties...). Period documentation is encouraged. In addition to the overall first prize, there will be a prize for the entry that makes best use of the "blue" theme. There will also be a Principality Sciences contest for Medieval tool(s) - open media, based on period example. Entry must have been made by the entrant. Period documentation required. Best re-creation of any medieval tool (can enter more than one) be it a hammer, shears, needle, pliers, bread board, a non-weapon bladed implement, etc. NOTE: in both contests, "distance" entries can be made on behalf of an entrant who is unable to attend Coronet by someone who IS able to attend. These entries are particularly encouraged for our outlying branches and members. Please be certain to make such situations clear, to ensure that proper credit is given. Any questions or clarifications can be directed to: (email) (Subject: Coronet A & S)

Your site fee includes the feast, which will include Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday, as well as Dinner on Saturday. Arrangements will be made to have something to eat on Friday night for those coming late. Site opens at 6 PM on Friday. The children's feast will be separate from the regular feast and will be of easily recognizable foods. If you have any food allergies, please contact the feast-o-crat (Anne of Bradford) at (phone).

The site is handicapped-accessible with ramps. I am still looking into whether the cabins are also handicapped-accessible. I do know there are some rooms inside the main hall that can be used as an area for overnight sleeping.

Autocrat: William Kearney (contact info omitted)

Site Fee: Reserved before December 25: $15 adult, $10 child (age 6 to 16), under 6 free, $40 family. After December 26: $20 adult, $13 child, under 6 free $53 family. Heated Cabins $15/night per room, four rooms per cabin, five cabins available. Reservations can be made by contacting Ruth of Birkenfeld at (contact info omitted).

Patrick Logan
Erminois, an eagle displayed
sable, on a chief triangular
gules, three roses argent.
Katla of Bergen
Azure, two cats combattant and
on a chief triangular argent,
three hearts two and one azure.

Patrick's Arms by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov,
Katla's Arms by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov and Robert of Ynys Taltraeth


"... held at the Myers Lake Convention Center, about 40 miles NE of Anchorage, which had a breathtaking view overlooking a frozen lake and snow covered mountains.

"The lists were comprised of a noble group of six fighters. The finals were between Sir Patrick Logan and Fergus McThomas. They both fought valiantly, but in the end it was Sir Patrick who stood victorious in two bouts out of three. Sir Patrick was inspired by the grace and beauty of his Lady Katla.

"The feast that evening was spectacular. Mistress Anne of Bradford out did herself as the Kitchen Steward. The food was plentiful, delicious and warm! She was attended by a most gracious staff who were attentive to the needs of all those they served.

"The Canton of Ynes Taltraeth, although made an official Canton at Twelfth Night, was recognized by the Coronet of Oertha in a ceremony during evening court. After court there was a bardic circle that was a true joy to attend.

"The hospitality of the Oerthan populace was astounding. They were warm, courteous and grateful to have so many from the central West visiting. I encourage any who get the opportunity to make the trip to Oertha. The Principality is as grand and majestic as the land that it encompasses." -- Katherine ní Cheallaigh of Skye

Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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