Cynehild’s Resource List

Welcome to my resource list. I like having a collected place to find ALL THE THINGS, so I started creating this for me and figured I’d share. If you’re looking for something specific, I encourage you to use ctrl+f (or command + f, for those of you in Apple world) to search this page for specific things (or just do like I do and scroll away, it’s arranged alphabetically).

This list is very West Kingdom specific. In putting this together, I’ve started with broad strokes and officer information (you won’t find resources for lampwork beads [yet], but you will find links to Event Steward’s/Autocrat’s handbooks). If you find something you’d like to see added, please email me at cynehild@westkingdom.org.



Newcomers Resources

Welcome! The links provided below are here to help you get to your first few events. I’ve gathered together some basic garb resources, cultural primers, and glossaries to help you figure out what exactly these, my beloved weirdos, are up to. Want to find a good medieval name? Check out the heraldry section. For more specific information on things like camping, family activities, fighting and the arts, I encourage you to check out those sections.

Archery Resources

Arts and Sciences Resources

Arts and Sciences Officer Resources

  • West Kingdom A & S Officer Facebook Group
  • Cynagua A & S Officer Facebook Group

Branch Social Media, Websites, and E-lists

Calendar

Camping Resources

Chatelaine Resources

Constable Resources

Court Resources

Event Steward Resources

Equestrian Resources

Exchequer Resources

Family Activity Resources

Fighting Resources

Hard Suit Resources

General Officer Resources

Heraldry Resources

Largess Resources

Largess is items gifted by the Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses, Barons, and Baronesses of the Society to members of their populace. Below are a few suggestions, but it is certainly not an exhaustive list of all possibilities.

  • Viking knit necklaces/arm rings
  • Adjustable rings and cuff-style bracelets
  • Temple rings and woven bands
  • Handmade trims, hand-dyed thread or yarn, lengths of natural fabrics (2 yards or more preferred)
  • Cast or fabric covered buttons
  • Hook and eye sets or cloak clasps
  • Sewing kits
  • Embroidered napkins, table linens and trims of natural fibers
  • Period toys, games, and items suitable for children
  • Mugs
  • Belts
  • Pouches and pilgrim’s bags
  • Handmade pottery items
  • Eating utensils/sets
  • Hoods, capes, hats and mittens or gloves
  • Items for fighters such as demi-gauntlets, armor repair kits, or gloves 
  • Burn ointment and small first-aid kits
  • Properly labeled foodstuffs
    All consumable items (food items and body products) MUST be labelled with all ingredients used to protect those of our members with allergen sensitivities. Please also include a “Best By” date, and any storage requirements, wherever possible. Your extra care in this area is greatly appreciated, as we wish to present these gifts, and the hard work put in to them, at their peak of quality as intended.

To make your donations readily able to be given out, please avoid the following items:  

  • Artificially scented items such as candles, lotions or potpourri
  • Items that require special handling
  • Items that may spoil before they are able to be gifted 
  • Items that have been “greatly loved” (showing wear and tear)

Want to see some examples? Find instructions? Check out these links.

Children’s Toy Box Largess Project

The Running of the Toy Box is a new tradition in the Kingdom of the West. It occurs during the early part of court to give children a chance to burn off some energy (and get a prize).

Check in with your local royalty or baronage to find out if they’re participating in the Running of the Toy Box and, if so, who is coordinating it for them. Suggested items for donation suitable for children ages infant-to-Preteen include, but are not limited to the following items:

  • Game bags (such as dice, 9 Men’s Morris, Tic Tac Toe, pickup sticks, etc.)
  • Wooden toys (such as tops, animal cut outs, carved dolls, ball & cup games, etc.)
  • Child-sized belts
  • Stuffed animals
  • Bubble wands
  • “Magic wands”
  • Toy balls and juggling kits
  • Small musical instruments (such as water whistles, hand drums, bamboo flutes. etc.)

Newcomers’ Largess/Gift Project

The Newcomers’ Largess Project was started by Prince Antonii and Princess Helga of the Mists. It was their wish to collect the following to gift to Newcomers.

  • Hats
  • Hoods, cloaks, or shawls
  • Mugs and cups
  • Haversacks
  • Belts (leather or woven)
  • Eating utensil sets
  • Feast kits

Various other royalty have picked up the project. Check in with your local royalty or baronage to find out if they’re participating and, if so, who is collecting items.

List Minister Resources

Marshal Resources

Royalty Resources

Seneschal Resources

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