History of the Barony of Winter's Gate

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Basic Facts and History of Winter's Gate

Newsletter: “The Gatekeeper”
Herald: Estoile Pursuivant

List of the Captains and Hearts of Winter's Gate

List of the Commanders and Lights of Winter's Gate

List of the Fools of Winter's Gate

Fealty Scrolls - New!

History of Winter's Gate:
First Event August, A.S. XIII (1978)
The Battle of Brown Water - 'first War in what would become Oertha'
Spring of 1979 (AS XIII)

September, A.S. XIII (1978)
First Captaincy Tournament
(Note: Captaincy (or Captain of the Winter's Gate Militia) predates the Barony by 6 years - it is in no way a Baroness' Champion)

Branch Status as a Shire:
July, A.S. XIV (1979)

Heraldry Registered November, A.S. XIV (1979)

[Photo of Form from July, 1979]

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College of St. Boniface Heraldry Registered November, A.S. XIV (1979)

College Established (1980)

Petitioned to become a Province:
May, A.S. XVI (1981)

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Winter's Gate Made a Province, September A.S. XVI (1981)

Petitioned to become a Barony:

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Stronghold of Beast Valley (North Pole/Eielson)
petitions to become a Riding, October A.S. XVII (1982)

(never becomes an official Branch,
comes and goes 2-3 times over the next 2 decades, until about 2005)

Winter's Gate Made a Barony A.S. January A.S. XVIII (1984)
Founding Baroness
Morgana yr Oerfa

(fka Morgana n'ha Keridwen)
from January 29, A.S XVIII (1984)
Invested by William and Joanne,
King and Queen of the West and Crown Prince and Princess of Oertha
(at Mid-Winter Lord Defender Tourney Event held at [-50F] at Tanana Valley State Fairgrounds, Fairbanks, AK)


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Baronial Coronet made by Alicianne de Montfort of Sprucewood.


Morgana at Spring Captaincy, May, (1997)

Canton Ynys Taltraeth Organized September, A.S. XXXII (1997)

First Event: Spring Matsch Kolben, April, A.S. XXXII (1998)

Canton Heraldry Registered May, XXXV (2001)

Baroness & Baron
Morgana and Taran
from April 17, A.S XXXIII (1999) to July 20, A.S. XXXVII (2002)
Invested by Georg and Katarzina, Prince and Princess of Oertha for Garick and Talitha, King and Queen of the West
(at Baronial Investiture Event held at Play and Learn, Fairbanks, AK)
Morgana and Taran at Taran's investiture as Baron.

New Blued Steel Baronial Coronets (pair) made by Viscount Sir Georg of Glacier's Edge, O.L. O.P.

Presented at Baronial Inventiture April, XXXIII (1999)

Baron & Baroness
Khevron and Morgana
July 20, A.S XXXVII (2002) to April 23, A.S. XXXIX (2005)

Invested by Jade and Megan, King and Queen of the West
Present were Patrick and Katla, Prince and Princess of Oertha
(at Coronet Event held at Houston Campground, Houston, AK)
Morgana & Khevron at Beltane Coronation May, (2003)

Baron & Baroness
Griffin and Margery
from April 23, A.S. XXXIX (2005) to April 16, A.S. XLV (2011)

Invested by Alden and Constantina, King and Queen of the West
Present were Buliwyf and Svana, Prince and Princess of Oertha
(at Baronial Changeover event held at Badger Hall, Tanana Valley State Fairgrounds, Fairbanks, AK)

Margery and Griffin at Baronial Changeover April, (2005)

Baroness Gwyneth
from April 16, A.S. XLV (2011) to July 20, A.S. XLVIII (2013)

Invested by Kenric and Dagmar, Prince and Princess of Oertha
by the word of Jade and Catherine, King and Queen of the West
(at Baronial Changeover event held at Badger Hall, Tanana Valley State Fairgrounds, Fairbanks, AK)

Gwyneth at Baronial Changeover

Canton Ynys Taltraeth Closes as a Branch September, A.S. XLVI (2011)

Baron & Baroness
Braun and Cempestra
from July 20, A.S. XLVIII (2013) to July 15, A.S. LII (2017)

Invested by Thorfinn and Étaín, King and Queen of the West
Present were Kenric and Tama Katerina, Prince and Princess of Oertha
(at Coronet Event held at Eklutna Lake Campground, Eklutna, AK)


Bran & Cemper at Yule, XLIX (2013)

New Stainless Steel Baronial Coronets (pair)
Crafted by Baron Sir Jurgen von Baden, O.L.

Presented to Bran and Cemper at Winter Coronet, January, LI (2017)

Baron & Baroness
Hans and Elena
from July 15, A.S. LII (2017)

Invested by order of Miles and Ariela, King and Queen of the West,
by Soren and Alienor, Prince and Princess of Oertha.
(at Coronet Tourney held at Anderson Campground, Anderson, AK)



All current and former Barons and Baronesses available gathered at Coronet,
July, LII (2017)

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