Broken Arrow as a tourist destination

Bright and early Wednesday morning my friend Aurelia arrived. I took her to the lab with me, and she kept me company while I fought with the machine till it would pass a performance report, then, while it ran an experiment we went to Gammelstad for a quick look around, and lunch at the cafe. Then back to work to shut down the machine and get the data before heading home to cook food (Västerbottensostpaj, raspberry-almond tartletts, and flatbread), and then pack for the event.

Thursday morning was more packing, and we went out to site just after 14:30. Since we have only had the new configuration of the sunshade up for one event (Cudgel War last August) I didn’t have clear memories of how it should go when we started putting it up, but, luckily, David remembered far more than I did, and as soon as we started putting it up, it all came back to me. It was a bit of a challenge doing it in the wind, but we got it and the pavilion up, and then had some hours to be social before I got too tired to stay up, and went to bed way early (21:30), clearly I had stayed up way too late the night before Aurelia arrived.

Luckily, getting the extra sleep Thursday night meant that I had plenty of energy on Friday, so after a nice morning hanging out with people, working on a sewing project, and teaching a couple of people nålbindning,I then sat down to carve on the soapstone pot I started last summer and didn’t manage to finish before the snow flew (and didn’t want to work on in the house, nor yet in the shop, since rock dust gets everywhere if you let it). I managed to do 5 hours and 35 minutes of carving that day, in four sessions (ranging in length from 5 minutes to three hours), and by the end of the event the pot was starting to look like it will one day be round, once I finish removing corners

I made it to bed just after 01:00 Friday night, and woke at just after 07:00 on Saturday. Since breakfast wasn’t served till 08:00, that gave me time for a short walk around the island before food was ready (there are some lovely views across the river. Saturday was another lovely day of socialising, soapstone carving (5 sessions for me totalling only 3.5 hours of carving, plus another hour or two of Julia doing the carving), attending Aurelia’s interesting and well attended class on the Medieval uses for bodily fluids (she managed to cover all of them), and making use of the Sauna tent, including four of us running the rather long way to the river, and then across the rather wide shallow bit before we could immerse ourselves into the water (I also took a Sauna on Friday, but without the river excursion).

Sunday we broke camp and went home. Aurelia rode with Caroline and they picked up sushi on the way. Kjartan and I stayed on site a while after our camp was loaded into the cars to help with some of the site cleanup, and then joined them at the house to eat sushi.  That was just the beginning of Auralia’s tourist adventures in Norrbotten, but I believe it was a highlight.  She provided these photos:

Fler berättelser



Kronturneringen, dit och hit igen

...två fajters äventyr på resa från snö till våren


En lite resan till södra Sverige för ett event med fokus.
Egil till vigilia


2023-01-08 (English)
Drachenwald 12th Night Coronation in Reengarda: memories from one of the event stewards


Fury in Frostheim

Gladvåld i Frostheim

Venimus, vidimus, saltavimus.

Umas Höstdansen, eller gissade yllesockor på parkettgolv!

Jungfru Maria Bebådelse AS LVI eller, En träff med ett häftstift.

JMB Hur det egentligen gick till. Ni vill veta och vi berätta hur.


Alfarinns berättelse om JMB2022



Barder och gyckel i norr

Norrskensfesten och Norrskensbard vad som egentligen hände

Glöta gillet adventure

2021-11-08 (English)
Kareina's adventures attending her first Glöta Gillet in years
sven and friend

Hur hösten tog slut: Glöta Gillet

Hur Keldor tog sig till Gyllengran för att se för sig själv hur Glöta gille markerar slutet på hösten och öppnar dörren till vintern.

Dans, skratt och förvirring

Nåja, vad är väl en bal i Uma.? Den kan vara dötrist och långtråkig och alldeles... alldeles underbar!

När 777 dagar tog slut

777 dagar har gått, nu så är det dags för att än en gång ha en furstetornering. Detta är den sanna berättelsen om vad som hände.

11 månader senare.

Ett år har snart gått sen förra eventet där vi faktiskt var i samma lokal. En höst, och vinter med träffar på zoom, mm har passerat. Men nu var det dags igen.

Medeltidsdagarna på Grundet

Gycklare med eld, fajters som kämpade, gymnaster som föll graciöst...
Always Inspire

Always Inspire

2021-05-15 (English)
An SCA filk to the tune Gaudete, inspired by the wise words of Agnés Boncuer, complete with a link to a full-choir video performance thereof.


K. uni

Drachenwald Kingdom University goes online

2020-11-29 (English)
In the year of the plague the Drachenwald Kingdom University (and everything else) comes to you!
virtual bardic

Norrskensbarden i pestens tid 2020 testomgång

Hur Kheldor överraskad en ny Baron medan barderna gör världen lite roligare

Creative Anacronism when its as its best!

2020-11-06 (English)
A short story about an online court, a memory that clearly is Creative anacronism!

In the year of the Plague the next in-person SCA event after 12th Night was in October

2020-10-11 (English)
After a 10-month gap with no events due to the plague, the event summary got rather long...
music world

Bardic Around the World

2020-08-02 (English)
When the plague means you can't go to bardics, the bardics come to you, and stay, all day long...

Attending the Bard of the West competition, without leaving Frostheim

2020-05-03 (English)
We may need to stay home because of the plague, but that just means we can participate in stuff on the other side of the planet

Drachenwald's First Online Court

2020-03-28 (English)
Jungfru Maria Bebådelsedagsgille was the first SCA event in Drachenwald to be canceled due to the plague, but their were awards to give, so TRM called us to a "Magical Court in the Sky"

Subtitles for bardic performances, a How-To guide

2020-01-05 (English)
When performing in Swedish at a Drachenwald Coronation event, with people attending from all over, it is kind to the audience to provide subtitles, so that they can understand the jokes in the song...


Midvinterblot.. typ och julfest, födelsedagskalas. 2019

En liten fest i Frostheim

Norrskensfesten 2019: Kareina's recolletion

2019-11-23 (English)
A short description of the event from the point of view of one participant.

Höstdans, och norrskensbard

En stenhård kamp av barderna

comparing and contrasting Bardic events

2019-10-12 (English)
A story of the 2019 Norrskensbard competition and how it compares to the event in the West Kingdom from which we stole the idea.

Reengarda's Medieval Days 2019

2019-07-14 (English)
When Kareina travels to an event she likes to bring projects and keep busy...

Broken Arrow nr2

Kheldor hittade sig en lärling för helgen.

Broken Arrow as a tourist destination

2019-06-30 (English)
Kareina brings a friend from West Kingdom to Frostheim's big summer event.


Broken Arrow nr1

I Frostheim finns det en bågskyttmafia...


The return of the living dead, eller Skellitta 20 år

Vad händer när de kommer tillbaka?


vi brände Jade och hans styrka

Detta var på dubbelkriget för många år sedan, då vi alla var unga vackra... och fantastiskt coola. (Ja några är det fortfarande) (grått är coolt).