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Second Era

Page history last edited by DebbieCoyle 9 years, 4 months ago

 

1982
In the early Alliance several things became noticable. The Leadership was spread out over 1/2 the state where once it was concentrated within one or two cities. The structure while it did work it was a secondary thing to the various holds.
     Area
Bakersfield
San Luis Obispo
Ventura
Oxnard
San Fernando Valley

San Diego
Holds
Darwell
Bjornsdaleholm
Ekhamn
Morganwind
Ravenhold
House Panthera
Sarnwald
House Nightshade
Alliance membership    200        fighters number    35

Each hold is running its own workshops.
  Jan 30 Quest for the bear of Bjornsdaleholm
  Feb 13-15 Burro Creek War
  Mar 20 Solvang Demo and Freehold event
  Apr 17 Caid Crown Tourney--1/2 autocrat team
  24 Crown Prints Prize -- Host the Revel
  May 15,16 War in Tarnmist. 20 Freehold pavilions on site.
  July 17,18 4th Althing. Host by Ravenhold. Attendance numbered 75. Several attitude proplems caused by the differences of the two organizations took a little over a year to get straightened out.
  Sep 4-6 War in Isles
  Oct 30,31 Octoberquest-fest in Bjornsdaleholm
  Nov 1st Ravenhold Harvestfest-attendance numbers 40
  Dec 18 Yule Panthera

 

1983
During this year Alfred the Blacksmith made a "Real Ziggy" using a Revell model Human Skull, cow horns, and sword Blade. Ziggy is almost confiscated by a Ranger, until it is proven that it is only a plastic model.
     Area
Bakersfield
San Luis Obispo
Ventura
Oxnard
San Fernando Valley

San Diego
Holds
Darkwell
Bjornsdaleholm
Ekhamm
Morganwind
Ravenhold
House Panthera
House Nightshade
Membership     150        Warriors    30

1-4 Demos a month along with workshops at the various holds.
  Jan 21-23 2nd Winter Althing (Bjornsdaleholm).
Attendance numbered 40
  Feb 19-20 Caid/Atenveldt War
  May 7-8 West/Caid War in San Luis Obispo. Freehold army and allies beat both Kingdom armies on the field. Ravenhold Marketplace. Video of event recorded by Daron the Seeker.
  June 18-19 5th Allthing in Darach--Alfred made a Chief. No real changes from past Allthings.
Attendance numbered 50.
  July 8-10 Three-way War in Santa Rosa.
  July 23 Viking Feast in Reno, Nev.
  Oct 8-9 Thornhold/Tarnmist War in Altavia
  Nov 2nd Ravenhold Harvestfest.
Attendance numbered 65.

 

1984
During the mid-alliance years, some of the leadership starts to retire. The Allthing tries to bridge the gap in leadership, but some of the Freehold Philosophy starts to be added to or even changed.
     Area
Bakersfield
San Luis Obispo
Ventura
Oxnard
Thousand Oaks
San Fernando Valley

San Diego
Holds
Darkwell
Bjornsdaleholm
Ekhamm
Morganwind
Tuatha de Argoat
Ravenhold
House Panthera
House Nightshade
Membership     150        Warriors    30

1-2 Demos a month along with workshops at the various holds.
  Feb 18-20 Great Desert War
  Apr 7 Drieburgen/Isles War in Altavia
  May 19-20 West/Caid War in Tarnmist
  July 15 6th Allthing. Erekose starts to retire. More workshops wanted. Continue as a group and to use the Allthings as the overall descision maker when Erekose not available.
Attendance numbered 85.
  Aug 25-26 Japanese Tourney in Altavia.
  Sep 1-3 War at Lake Isabella
  Nov 3rd Ravenhold Harvestfest.
Attendance numbered 120.
  Dec 22 Winter Solstice Revel, Tuatha de Argoat
  Dec 28-30 3rd winter Allthing,Ekhamn. Saunby made a Court Baron this year. But the Allthing decreed that only if you also ruled the Freehold did you pick up the title of Thane.
Attendance numbered 25.

 

1985
Erekose moves out of state and the Freehold is now under the leadership of the Allthing.
Chief Alfred and Astrid move out of Caid to Sacromento.
     Area
Bakersfield
San Luis Obispo
Ventura
Oxnard
Thousand Oaks
San Fernando Valley

Riverside
San Diego
Holds
Darkwell
Bjornsdaleholm
Ekhamn
Morganwind
Tuatha de Argoat
Ravenhold
House Panthera
Ravenhold-East
House Nightshade
Membership     125        Warriors    25

1-2 Demos a month along with workshops at the various holds.
  May 18-19 War in Tarnmist and Runestaff Marketplace.
  July 7th Allthing.Attendance numbered 95.
Mostly the work was in figuring how the Allthing was going to work in the place of Erekose.
  Aug 18 Ravenhold Tourney. Fine tourney in Caid. Small but much like the old tournies of Yore..
  Aug 31-2 War at Lake Isabella..
  Nov 4th Ravenhold Harvestfest. Attendance numbered 65. Was held during heavy rainstorm at Elric the Chaotics back yard. Plastic Sheeting one porch and yard provided a shield against the rain.

 

1986
Chiefs Atar and Timotheus given Laurels.
     Area
Sacramento
Bakersfield
San Luis Obispo
Ventura
Oxnard
Thousand Oaks
San Fernando Valley
Riverside
San Diego
Holds
Skipbruden Selvejendom
Darkwell
Bjornsdaleholm
Ekhamn
Morganwind
Tuatha de Argoat
Ravenhold
Ravenhold-East
House Nightshade
Membership     115        Warriors    25

2-4 Demos a month along with each Holds meetings and Workshops
  July 8th Allthing. The Council tries to keep things running by setting goals. Attendance numbers 45...
  Nov 5th Ravenhold Harvestfest. Attendance numbered 60 ...

 

1987
     Area
Sacramento
Bakersfield
San Luis Obispo
Ventura
Oxnard
Thousand Oaks
San Fernando Valley
Riverside
San Diego

King George, Virginia     
Holds
Elvstadt
Darkwell
Bjornsdaleholm
Ekhamn
Morganwind
Tuatha de Argoat
Ravenhold
Ravenhold-East
House Nightshade
Southern Wolfholm
Ostarmark
Membership numbers 120 with 25 Warriors.

1-2 Demos a month along with each Holds meetings and Workshops.
  June Irish fair at Burbank Equestrian Center.
Proffessional show hired Ravenhold to do craft demo's and sales of Handmade items. Classes on crafts taught to public. Bragison was cast by fair organizers to play Conner MacNessa, King of Ireland.
  July 9th Allthing. Attendance numbered 65.
The council wanted to find one leader as goals were not working.
  Nov 6th Ravenhold Harvestfest in Glendale.
Attendance numbered 40.
  Dec 3rd Winter Allthing in Elvstadt.
Trying to have more Allthings in the hope that more direction will result.

 

1988
     Area
Sacramento
Bakersfield
San Luis Obispo
Ventura
San Fernando Valley
Riverside
San Diego
King George, Virginia     
Holds
Elvstadt
Darkwell
Bjornsdaleholm
Ekhamn
Ravenhold
Ravenhold-East
Southern Wolfholm
Ostarmark
Hold meetings and Workshops.

Membership numbers 105 with 28 Warriors.
  Feb 12 Valentines Party in Barony of Golden Rivers.
  July 4 10 Year Althing. Hosted by Ravenhold and Elvstadt (Acually 11th year). "Do it again". During the extreme heat of the day (120 degrees) Freeholders gathered in pavilions to share friendship, and renew the bonds of the Freehold Family Spirit. Workshops, classes, and Viking Games events were held. Warriors fought and trained as a team in the cooler hours. After sundown on Saturday, the entire gathering held a huge B-B-Q and then a Bardic circle till dawn. Erekose came down from his home in Washington state and informed the Freeholders at the Allthing Council that he would no longer be the Leader of the Freehold..It was up to the members to "Do it again". The Alliance would not let him "abdicate" but reserved him as an elder. Attendance numbered 50.
  Nov 7th Ravenhold Harvestfest. Attendance numbered 35.

 

1989
During the late alliance many changes and distortions of philosophy were taking place and the members start to leave.
     Area
Sacramento
Bakersfield
San Luis Obispo
Ventura
San Fernando Valley
Riverside
San Diego
King George, Virginia     
Holds
Elvstadt
Dun Caledonia
Bjornsdaleholm
Ekhamn
Ravenhold
Ravenhold-East
Southern Wolfholm
Ostarmark
Hold meetings and Workshops.

Membership numbers 94 with 24 Warriors.
  July 11th Allthing with 45 in attendance.
  Nov 8th Ravenhold Harvestfest with 35 in attendance..
  Dec 4th Winterallthing and attendance of 45. ..

 

1990
     Area
San Fernando Valley     
Riverside
San Diego
Phoenix, Ariz
Holds
Ravenhold
Ravenhold-East
Southern Wolfholm
Freya's Hold
Hold meetings and Workshops.

Membership numbers 63 with 17 Warriors..
  June 7-8 Irish Fair..
  July 6-7 12th Allthing. Attendance numbered 40...
  Nov 9th Ravenhold Harvestfest with 40 in attendance....

 

1991
     Area
San Fernando Valley     
Riverside     
San Diego     
Phoenix     
Holds
Ravenhold
Ravenhold-East
Southern Wolfholm
Freya's Hold
Hold meetings and Workshops.

Membership numbers 48 with 16 Warriors...
  May 7 Make a Wish. Freehold attended with 25 members....
  May 20-22 Potrero. Bragison made a Chieftain for his hard work in putting together a new hold and for trying to keep several of the others working. His hard work towards the original ideals also was showing. ....
  June Irish Fair
  August 13th Allthing in Santa Barbara with attendance of 20
  Sept Bragison and Deille made High Chieftains by Erekose.
  Nov 10th Ravenhold Harvestfest with attendance of 35..
  At the end of this year the Freehold nearly dies with the moving of 50% of its membership. ..
     
Hold History
1980--1991
House Morganwind--
     Started in 80. Became the focal point in Ventura. Set up many different workshops. 81-Was the focal unit that helped get Ekkem together as a unit. Was the sponsoring Household for the 1st Winter Thing. 83-Continued sponsoring workshops and supporting Ekkem. With an average membership of 7 this hold helped support a number of events. 84-Merges with Ekkem.

Bjornsdale Holm--
     Started in 80. Was the House hold unit that Erekose worked with in Los Osos. Backed up events sponsored by Ekkem or Morganwind. Started issueing Runestaff the Alliance newsletter. 82-Workshops started. With membership of 14 was one of the largest holds but was spending most of its energy putting out the newsletter. It also had between 3-6 workshops a month taking place. 86-a number of people move away. 88-has become the Arts and Crafts Hold. 90-. Faded into the SCA mainstream.

Ravenhold--
     (14)Started in 80. Based in the San Fernando Valley. 82-Sponsor Allthing. Harvest Fest. 83- Start Workshops. With membership of 14 this also was one of the largest Holds. This hold sponsored events, Allthings, and workshops that rivaled small Baronies. Due to the Ravenhold Marketplace the Hold budget was $800 a year. 86-slower year and looking into Irish Fair. 87- Irish Fair Numbering 20 members this hold was still one of the major work horses in the Alliance. Still hosting Allthings and Harvest Fest had a budget of $300 a year. 88-90 year Allthing, 90-Runestaff. 91- Faded and was a small quiet Household still keeping the Freehold ideals.

Sarnwold--
     Started in 81. Same name as Canton. Group of people that didn’t want to work with Ravenhold. 82- Members were fairly inactive and merged with Ravenhold.

House Panthera--
     Started in 81. Personal Household. Shifted and moved about. 82-Sponsoring a few small events. 83-Continues to support Ravenhold and in 86 fades into Ravenhold.

Ekkem Hold (Kunna Heim)--
     Started in 81. 82-Running major demos and events in area. 83-Sponsor Allthing. Membership was only 14. Sponsored Allthings, Events and workshops. Also due to the events and auctions this hold had a budget of over $450 a year. 84- End of year Gathering. 88-Becomes Kunna Heim. 90- Slowly faded into SCA mainstream.

Darkwell--
    Started in 82. Supports rest of Alliance. 88-Becomes Dun Caledonia. 90- Joined local Shire. House Nightshade--Started in 82. Supports rest of Alliance. 87-Becomes part of Wolfsholm.

Tuatha de Argoat--
     Started in 84. sponsors several workshops. 85-Takes over the production of Runestaff. 86-Workshops. Supports Alliance. 88-Fades away.

Skipbruden Selvejendom--
     Started 86. Runestaff. 87-joins Elvstadt.

Wolfsholm--
    Started in 87. 88-Many Workshops. 90-Workshops, Califia 91- Stayed active through this year, then faded into Califia.

Elvestadt--
    Started in 87. Runestaff, and had a Winter thing. Numbering 10 this hold started to become more active by taking over Runestaff and setting up workshops. 88-Helped with 10 year Allthing. Stayed active this year then faded into the Kingdom of the West and due to mundane problems became inactive.

Ostarmark--
    Started in 87.. Numbering 14 members this Was our only hold outside the State. It was very active with workshops, classes, and involvement. 88-Guest Edited Runestaff 89-Workshops, Events in Atlantia 90-Workshops -With no real Freehold leadership this hold slowly faded back into the local Barony.

Freya's Hold--
    Started in 90. Small hold. Tried to help other holds keep the flame of the Freehold ideals going. Because of their work at bringing the original philosophy back the Cheiftains of this unit were made the High Chieftains of the Whole Freehold by Erekose.

 

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