Guilds

 

Below is a list of guilds and groups that meet throughout Gyldenholt. Each is dedicated to a different activity or craft. These meetings are fun social settings where everyone can learn and have a good time.

The list below describes each of the different groups, where and when they meet and who is in charge of the group. Most also have their own mailing lists that people can join to always be up to date on meeting changes or upcoming themes. If you’re new to a group be sure to contact the guild leader to get all necessary information and find out if you need any supplies of your own in order to participate. Please note that for legal reasons we do not post private residence addresses on this site. You can find locations posted on the Yahoo Groups and Facebook page or by emailing the people in charge of a group.

Baronial

For general discussions in Gyldenholt and for information on upcoming events (and guilds without their own mailing list) be sure to join the Barony’s group page
The Barony’s unofficial Facebook page can be reached here.

COUNCIL

This is the monthly Gyldenholt council meeting which discusses the ongoing and upcoming affairs of the barony. It is open to anyone.
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 7:30pm in 614 N. Bush St., Santa Ana, CA.
Contact The Seneschal

 


Martial Arts

ARCHERY

A guild which practices shooting recurve, longbow and crossbow as well as the construction of associated gear and research into period practice. Newcomers and visitors are welcome and may contact the Captain of Archers to ask about loaner gear. See this page for more info.
Practice is every Sunday at 10:30am in Santiago Park Archery Range: 2781 E. Memory Lane, Santa Ana CA Map.
Contact Lord Dafydd ap Tomas

GUARDIANS OF THE GOLDEN GROVE

The Baronial heavy weapons and rapier fighting units made up of those members of the Barony who share an interest in group combat. For more information visit the Guardians Page.
For more information, join the Yahoo Group or just come to fighter practice.
Practice is of each month .
Contact Baron Richard Clerke of Rowanwood
The group page can be found here

HEAVY WEAPONS

A group which practices and recreates 12th century armored foot combat, simulated with rattan weapons. Pell training, unarmored instruction and casual armoring activities are common.
Practice is every Tuesday at 7:30pm in Murdy Community Park, 7000 Norma Dr., Huntington Beach.
Contact Duke Dietrich von Vogelsang
The group page can be found here

RAPIER

A guild which practices and recreates late 15th and early 16th century civil combat, simulated by epees, schlagers, and practice rapiers. There is also a web site just for Caid’s Rapier enthusiasts. See Caid Rapier Practices.
Practice is every Tuesday at 7:30pm in Murdy Community Park, 7000 Norma Dr., Huntington Beach.
Contact THL Rhydderch Derwen
The group page can be found here

SERGEANTS OF GYLDENHOLT

The Barony’s honor guard formed of members of heavy weapon and archery combatants who have completed a number of tasks which prove their suitability for this honorary rank.
This group is currently dark.
Contact Baroness Ceara ingen Chonaill

THROWN WEAPONS

A group that engages in thrown weapons practice and competitions, using knives, axes, and spears. The group is open to adults and children of all ages, though minors do require parents present. For more information about this growing Gyldenholt activity, visit this page.
Practice is the second Sunday of each month at 1-3pm in Fountain Valley.
Contact Brynjolfr & Dyrfinna
The group page can be found here

YOUTH COMBAT

Introduces youth combatants to etiquette, chivalric behavior, calibration, and techniques. They will gain a beginning level understanding of the terminology used, including field commands.
At least one parent/guardian must be present during the Practices.
This group is currently dark.
Contact Lord Olaf MacStaiamna
The group page can be found here


Arts & Sciences

BARDIC CIRCLE

The purpose of the Bardic Guild of Gyldeholt is to promote the bardic arts though scholarship, creativity, artistic endeavor, and community. Meetings may include lectures, workshops, and performance practice opportunities. Please note that this group is not actually dark, but dates vary – check the baronial calendar or contact Valeria Cabrielli for details.
This group is currently dark.
Contact
The group page can be found here.

BREWERS

The Gyldenholt Brewers Guild is open to anyone interested in brewing, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Contact Erich der Suchenwierth

COSTUMERS

A guild which researches and recreates period garb and the construction of the same.
This group is currently dark.
Contact Lady Nicolette
The group page can be found here

DANCE

A guild which researches, practices, and performs period dance as well as some modern choreographies devised in period-style.
This group is currently dark.
Contact Baron Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia

HISTORIANS GUILD

This guild meets to discuss historical topics. Members may present their research to the group. Contact Hrodnavar for details.
Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm in Guild master’s house.
Contact Hrodnavar

LEATHERWORKERS

A guild which researches and recreates period leatherwork in various forms from armouring to the decorative arts.
This group is currently dark.
Contact Vacant
The group page can be found here

MERRYMAKERS

A guild which researches and performs period instrumental music, including wind, string and percussion instruments.
Meetings are held every Wednesday.
Contact Vacant

NEWCOMERS

A guild formed to instruct new members and potential members in the customs, practices and resources of the Society and to make them comfortable in these current middle ages.
Classes are seasonal. Refer to the Newcomers Page for more information.
Meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM.
Contact Baroness Ceara ingen Chonaill
The group page can be found here

PAGEANTRY GROUP

A guild that focuses on courtly displays and entertainment involving flag twirling, drumming, and other performing arts.
This group is currently dark.
Contact Lady Michelle Filia Osgarus

PEWTERERS

A group which researches and teaches medieval pewter casting techniques. Guild activities include creating personal favors, trinkets, and badges as well as making site tokens for events. All skill levels are welcome as the guild learns and practices new techniques together.
Meetings are held the fourth Thursday of each month at 7:00pm in Yorba Linda, CA.
Contact THLord Theo Van der Zee
The group page can be found here

SCRIBES

A guild which researches and recreates period scribal arts including calligraphy and illumination. You will also find more information on the College of Scribes Webpage.
The Kingdom Scribal Guild meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month in Costa Mesa.
Contact: the Scribe Amarius for more information on Kingdom Scibal meetings.
This group is currently dark.
Contact Vacant

SUNDAY SOLAR

A group that focuses on various baronial and personal projects that vary from month to month. This is a fun way to socialize and meet new people in a friendly and informal setting.
Meetings are held the third Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM in Home of the Baron and Baroness.
Contact Baroness Vitasha Ivanova doch’

TEXTILES

A guild which researches and recreates all manners of period textile crafts, including spinning, weaving, needle work, etc. No experience necessary.
This group is currently dark.
Contact Vacant

UPPER CRUST

The Baronial Cooking Guild which researches and recreates period food preparation as well as associated herbal lore. You will also find more information on the Cooking guild website.
Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm in Meetings locations vary, please contact the guild mistress for details.
Contact Betsabea da Venezia
The group page can be found here