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Your Chatelain Requests Assistance!

Warm winter greetings Rising Waters! As your newly(ish) appointed Chatelain during this Pandemic there has been little ability to really engage the Chatelain’s duties, to foster, recruit and retain new members and get involved in the community that our Barony resides in. As this is a new year, I...

Announcing the New Cataract

A message from your Chronicler / Webminister Bera Oddsdottir Greetings and good cheer to the members of Rising Waters and our friends and family in the Kingdom of Ealdormere and beyond! As we ring in the new year I am also excited to ring in a fairly major update...

THE MASQUE AND ITS DRAMATIC ROOTS

Dramatic entertainment declined from its strong classical roots with the rise of Christendom. Before a millenium’s hiatus, the last scripted performance chronicled was AD 467. From that date, secular performance is chiefly recorded in clerical condemnations, issued regularly from AD 701. Par exemplum: c. 1300, the Bishop of Salisbury,...

The days of the knight where have they gone Hast man outgrown honor’s beauteous song Doth darkness now blanken man’s noble right Hath God left us to scramble through the dark night Where is the hero on his shining steed; Where is our saviour when we are in need;...

An interested mundane’s first few meetings/events are the basis on which s/he decides to ‘really get involved’, or to ‘get away from these crazies’. The mundane needs to learn more about the Society without becoming overwhelmed by an extreme influx of data, or turned off by petty politics, fanaticism,...