The Adrian Empire

A non-profit, educational organization that re-creates history from the time frame of 1066 - 1603 . Time frame covers  the Middle Ages to Renaissance period to the end the reign of Queen Elisabeth I of England.

Location: Western part of the world
Members: 18
Latest Activity: Jan 30, 2014

The Adrian Empire, Inc. is a non-profit, educational organization that re-creates history from the time frame of 1066 through 1603 AD. This narrow time frame covers what was known as the Middle Ages (medieval) through the Renaissance period to the end the reign of Queen Elisabeth I of England.
Members of the Adrian Empire cover a diverse cross-section of today's modern society, all with one common interest - the desire to learn more about medieval history. Just like us, you have probably seen a movie or play that had armored knights fighting, nobles plotting grand schemes, or explorers setting out to discover the world. You might have played a computer or video game set in a medieval world. You probably wondered what it was really like, but didn't know how to find out. Worse, the thought of reading book after book and still not getting the feel of medieval life had no appeal. Whouldn't it be nice if you could learn about history by doing the history?
Our members attend events to learn and teach history by doing history. We do history by re-creating the atmosphere of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Many of us re-create history by becoming a character that could have lived during our time period, but not the famous characters known from history. Instead, we choose an area from the known world at that time, and create our character based on what we know about the people that would have lived there. Don't worry if you have no idea what your character would be - you can learn and grow into your persona. Many members have done just that.
But that is not all we do! Members learn how to fight with real swords in real armor, or learn about the arts and sciences of the time, or learn to shoot a bow. These activities allow members to earn a knighthood based on their experience and skill in their chosen activities. Members may also earn a knighthood by doing service for the organization. Whatever the path to becoming a knight, members also learn what it is to be a knight. Chivalry isn't just a word bandied about - it has meaning.
Members participate at fighter practices, demonstrations, tournaments, feasts, and wars. Our Crowns (the ruling nobles) hold courts at events, bringing the feeling of being in the Middle Ages to each gathering. Each event has its own opportunity to learn something new, or to teach others something a member has learned. And every member, young or old, male or female, is given the chance to participate. It is truly a family-oriented experience.
Pick up a map of the continental United States, select an area, and you will probably find us there. We have chartered subdivisions from the east coast to the west coast, and many points in between. If there isn't a chartered subdivision in your area, we welcome and encourage folks to start up a group there.
The Adrian Empire began in 1987, and has been growing ever since. There is probably an event of some sort happening right now! Typically, events are scheduled for weekends and weekday evenings. Each chartered subdivision will have its own event schedule, and individual groups within the chartered subdivision might also have something going on.
The Adrian Empire is a feudal-styled parliamentary republic. From the top down, every member is directly represented by somebody within the organization. And, unlike modern parliamentary governments such as that of England, our current ruling nobles (Crowns) share in the political process. The Adrian Empire is composed of the following chartered subdivisions, all of whom have a local government, as well as representation on the Imperial government:
• The Empire: This includes all of the continental United States, whether or not there are other chartered subdivisions in the region. The Empire is governed by the Emperor and Empress (the corporate President and Vice President)
• Kingdoms: These are chartered subdivisions that have 100 or more members. They are governed by a king and queen.
• Archduchies: Smaller than kingdoms, these chartered subdivisions have memberships between 50 and 99. They are governed by an Archduke and Archduchess.
• Duchies: Even smaller, these chartered subdivisions have a stable membership of at least 20. They are governed by a duke and duchess.
• Shires: Newly formed chartered subdivisions who have members numbering between 1 and 19. They are governed by a viceroy, who acts as the voice of the Emperor and Empress.
Knighthood in the Adrian Empire is awarded following a merit-based system. For each discipline (arts, archery, combat, and ministry), there are certain time and skill milestones that must be met before advancing in rank. There are no restrictions to knighthood based on gender. Only combat (for safety reasons) has any minimum age requirements. By learning about medieval history while participating in the Adrian Empire, you are taking steps to become a knight.

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Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 22, 2012 at 5:30pm

Name: An (early) Ladyday Celebration
Location: Peabody Library, Columbia City
Date: March 18th
Site Fee: $3
Lunch: TBD
Feast: $6

Site Opens 10:30
Morning Court 11:30
Beginning Naalbinding
A discussion of medieval Cross Days and Ladyday traditions
Medieval games OR archery weather permitting
Evening Court & Feast

Feast menu is Hungarian (with a certain amount of allowance for Paprika)
Csirkepaprikas (ie Chicken Paprikash)
Hungarian style Cauliflower with butter breadcrumb sauce
Magyaros spenotfozelek (creamed Spinach or perhaps Chard with garlic)
Raisin Rolled Strudel
Apple Strudel or plum dumplings or spice cookies or...

Dame Constance Rosewall


Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on December 24, 2011 at 11:36am

Here are the list of dates for our crown events as it stands now. these could change as the year goes on due to other events in Adria as well as Churchville's Schedules.

January 15th 2012

February 12th 2012

March 11th 2012

April 15th 2012

May 6th 2012

June 10th 2012

July 8th 2012

August 12th 2012

September 9th 2012

October 14th 2012

November 11th 2012

December 9th 2012

Dame Daniella

Co-crown of Chesapeake

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on October 24, 2011 at 2:36pm

[adria-somerset] November Event‏

When: November 20th
Where: Peabody Library


10:00 Site opens
11:00 Sign in
12:00 Opening court with Lunch to follow
1:00-4:30 Combat and Archery weather permitting
5:00 Estates Meeting
6:30 Feast

Site Fee: $2.00
Lunch: $4.00
Feast: $6.00

Lunch will be Bean and lemon chicken soup, with bread, veggies and fruit.

Feast will consist of Chicken Stew, Osso Buco made with Beef instead of Veal, Green Beans with Almonds, Cauliflower with Capers and Apple Brown Betty for dessert.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on September 29, 2011 at 6:10pm
What: October Event
When: October 9, 2011
Where: Big Turkey Lake in Stroh, IN
Fee: TBD


9:00 Site Opens
10:00 Registration
11:00 Opening Court
12:00 Lunch
1:00 - 5:00 Combat, A&S Judging, Archery, etc.
5:00 Closing Court
6:00 Feast

Tentative Menu:

Lunch - Soup with bread, assorted cheeses and pickles, lemonade, tea and coffee

Feast - 2 different kinds of lasagna, salad and dressing, bread, gelato and almond cookies, lemonade, tea and coffee

Note: If you would like other drinks besides the lemonade, tea and coffee, please bring your own. This is not a dry site so you may bring wine or other libations, but please drink responsibly. Also Smoking is allowed but only outside and please police your area.

You are very welcome to come up the night before. There are 3 rooms available with double beds and 2 sleeper sofas. If you do come up the night before, dinner and drinks are on your own, we may have some snacks.

The address for the lake cottage is:

11995 E 310 S
Lagrange, IN 46761

The directions are:

Head North on I69
At Exit 148 turn left onto US20.
Travel approximately 8.4 miles and turn left onto S County Rd 1150 E. (At Prairie Heights Schools)
Travel approximately 3 miles and turn left onto E County Rd 300 S.
Take the 2nd right.
Turn left onto E County Rd 310 S.
Cottage is at end of road.

If you use your GPS or Mapquest, or other map program DO NOT TURN on Lane 105 Turkey Lake. There is a fence and you can not get through. Continue driving on E County Rd 300 S and turn left at the 2nd road past Lane 105 Turkey Lake. Then turn left again onto E County Rd 310 S.

More information will follow in regards to the site and lunch/feast fee. Please let me know if you are attending so that I can get a count. As I stated earlier, our server at work has been blocking Yahoo groups. Please e-mail me directly at my business e-mail address below if you have any questions. Once again, I apologize for getting this information out late. Thank you for your patience.


Lori Gribler
Administrative Assistant
Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana
(260) 422-3417 ext. 121
(800) 283-4812 ext. 121<>>;>
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on September 8, 2011 at 7:22pm

The September 11 event will be at the Peabody Library (Columbia City)

Sign in will begin at 10:30
Opening court will be at 11:00
Lunch will be from 11:30 to 12:30
1:00 will start archery
2:00 will be rein tournament, (we will be attempting to do make ups)
4:00 will be a class by Agathe (College of Salerno)
5:00 will be closing court
5:30 will be evening feast

Cost will be $2.00 site fee
(meal fees will be posted later)

Look forward to seeing you there.

Sir Wilhelmus Blizce
Duke of Somerset


Comment by Rev. Allen M. Drago ~ Traveler on August 15, 2011 at 11:59am
The August 21 event will be at the Peabody Library (Columbia City)

Sign in will begin at 10:30
Opening court will be at 11:00
Lunch will be from 11:30 to 12:30
1:00 will start archery, we will be doing archery make-ups also
3:00 will be rein tournament, if we have enough combatants we will also do other tournaments
5:00 will be closing court
5:30 will be evening feast, This will be a potluck with the crowns providing meat (Constance will also be providing a meat dish). I also have drink mixes from other events so the crowns will also provide the drink.

Cost will be $2.00 site fee
$3.00 lunch fee

Please post what you plan to bring so we can coordinate what will be brought

Sir Wilhelmus Blizce
Duke of Somerset   (
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on August 9, 2011 at 3:52pm
Looks as if a new Group will have a discussion soon this is good. Now if we could get more upon here to interact. 'Beep" ping pop goes brain the new group could use the Hearth has their interactive site and area. Historical data, and many things. As well as a Group already here waiting for them. Need any help ask we are willing to help in most ways we can within this thought.
Comment by Rhydderch ap Eirwyn on August 9, 2011 at 2:11pm

Greetings to my brother and sister Adrians!


I hereby give notice of intent to form a new chapter in southern Ohio using I70 as the northern border, the border of Somerset as the northwestern border and all other borders set as per the mundane state of Ohio.


If you reside within these areas or close to them (or know of someone who does) and are looking to join a chapter of the Adrian Empire, please contact me directly at .


There is a rumor that a chapter is forming to the north of I70 but I am not sure if it will happen. If it does, the area within the 270 loop around Columbus will be considered sharred lands between both groups.

Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on August 3, 2011 at 3:31pm

The North Eastern Imperial War will be held at Camp Seven Mountains , September 2 through 5th.

The address is:

227 Sand Mountain Road,
Spring Mills , PA 16875

The site fee will be $13 per person, for one day it will be 6.50. Children under 12 will be $6.50 for both days, and $3.25 for a single day.

There will be an optional dayboard and feast, the Dayboard will be $10 for Saturday and Sunday, and will include breakfast and lunch. For children under 12, the cost of dayboard will be $5.

For the Saturday Feast and Sunday feast, each will have a $10 feast fee, for children under 12 it will be $5 per feast.

Shortly I will be uploading a registration form onto the North Eastern Yahoo Group. Please indicate on the form if you will be attending both days, one day, whether you will be participating in Dayboard and feasts, and any ministry positions or classes you would like to volunteer for or offer. If you are interested in being the feastocrat for either of the feasts, please contact me.

There will be camping space available. I will post a listing of nearby hotels and approximate costs shortly.

I pray this finds you well, and look forward to seeing you in September.

In Service,

Dame Ariana Neville
Comment by Dept of PMM Artists & things on February 23, 2011 at 10:58am
My dear friends and family of Somerset,

After having played dueling schedules for a bit, Lord Giovanni and I were able to meet tonight with Lady Solveig of the SCA Shire of Afonlyn. We discussed the possibility of running a joint event, a chance for the members of Afonlyn and Somerset to get to know one another. And, I am happy to announce, we have worked out a good arrangement for such an event.

While not quite as advanced of a notice as we would like, we wanted to let you all know as soon as I could (and, having just returned from meeting with Lady Solveig and her family about half an hour ago, this is as soon as we could).

The event will be held March 12 (Saturday) at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Muncie. This is the same church we have used for previous events in the area. Due to the wonderful and kind assistance of Lady Solveig, the site will not cost any money for the Duchy of Somerset to rent. As such, the cost for the event will be lower than usual. We hope this helps to offset the cost for many of you, given how high gas prices have been lately.

As more details are worked out, more information will be forthcoming.

We do hope that many of you will be able to attend, as this will be a great chance to foster a strong relationship with our SCA cousins in the area.

If you have any classes that you would like to teach at the event, please let Lord Giovanni (as autocrat) know, as well as including myself and HG Dame Halldora in the email.

In Service,

Duke Sebastian
Lord Giovanni

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.


Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.


Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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