Author Archives: Ikeda Yasu

New Events Page!

The old events page was a pain to update and keep looking good. I have instead decided to adopt a “calendar” theme. In other words, the old Google calendar (which is not supposed to be used anymore anyway) has been changed to a WordPress based plugin.

On every page, there will be widget that shows the next 3 events in agenda view — these events include events as well as meetings/practices.

However, on the “Events” page, it will be a calendar in monthly view. (Please be aware that I have it set up to be Agenda view in Mobile).

Hover over the event for more details. Click it for all details.

Events are listed below in RED. You can reduce the selection to Events Only or Meetings/Practices Only by clicking “categories” and selecting only the ones that appeal to you. Click on the event or meeting/practice in order to bring up the information page. Meetings/Practices that occur monthly/weekly are in PURPLE.

I also added each Event to the drop down box in the Events menu. Not sure if I will keep up with this, but I’ll try.

Please be aware that the plug in automatically published some of them with today as the date. Ignore that while I get around to editing it appropriately.

Bergental’s New Mailing List!

So, as some of you may know, I’ve been struggling rather hard in
adhering to East Kingdom policy and moving away from third party
sources. While I know it’s been met with grisly hatred and Viking
battles to the death, it is, alas, fate.

As the webminister, I have added a Forum for discussions, but I also
needed to create a mailing list. This Yahoo Group is not official and
not recognized by the East Kingdom, and they have provided the means to
make a mailing group.

For this reason, some of you may have gotten emails about being signed
up for the new mailing list. I transferred the list of members from this
group to that one— painstakingly copy and pasting each one, one by
one, for the many hundreds of members. (Then, just before I was about
to save the changes, my browser almost crashed. I almost wrestled a
yeti in despair.)

I have not completed the mailing list yet, and I do not have most of the
details yet. I am working with Perronelle to fix some issues.

You can head here:
to sign up if not already signed up and view the basic information about
it. The “archives” are, which
currently only has one person who has tested it out.

Using the mailing list is really easy. Use your normal email account,
Yahoo or whatever, and send an email to You can save it as a
Contact to make it easier. I already made accounts for the officers of
Bergental, even though many of them still haven’t gotten their accounts
set up yet (such as the Seneschal and the Valley Pursuivant, and others.
You guys probably have a lot of unread emails waiting for you there…
send me an email at to set one up
if you haven’t yet.

I will update everyone on the status and ins and outs of the mailing
list aside from what I’ve explained here as soon as I can.

Sommer Draw has been cancelled!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Sommer Draw has been cancelled.  While I am unsure of any of the details, I do hope that you can try and enjoy some of the other events around the East Kingdom up until the next Bergental event.


You can always discuss and ask about it on our message boards.

Novice Schola 2017 pictures added!

They have been added here and you can talk about the photos in our Forum, here.  Any other questions or comments can be made on the Forum, or sent to Photos courtesy of Rosalie Kubik Ferris.  If you have any photos you’d like to add, you can send them to me at the following email address (

I hope you all enjoyed Novice Schola!

The event drew to a close today, after much fun and hopefully much learning. Feast was excellent, and court was grand (or so I hear, I was unable to attend court).

I would recommend taking a look over at the Forum, talk about the good times. Tell us about your favorite class, or which class you learned the most from. We’d love to hear about it!

If any teachers wish to send me any pamphlets on their classes, please feel free to send them. I can add them to the How-To/Walkthrough section of the site.

Novice Schola added!

The event has been added to the event page. Details are still being worked out, but please remember to register for feast, merchanting, volunteering, all that fun stuff. Contact information is up.

You can talk about it more and ask question on the Forum at the Events section (such as this link).

Otherwise, we’re obviously waiting (likely for a month or two) for the first drafts of class listing and the over all schedule. Check back periodically for more information.

Forum for Fighter Practice!

In keeping with the rules of the East Kingdom, we are to move away from 3rd party devices for communication. This includes Facebook, and Yahoo. So, that’s why I created a Forum specifically for Bergental, and a thread specifically for Bergental’s weekly fighter practice. You can go there to talk about times, dates, who’s coming, who’s staying behind, you know, the stuff you normally post on the Facebook group.

Weekly Fighter Practice

Go to the link above to view the beautiful Forum.

If you need help signing up or using it, I spent a lot of time making this Tutorial:

Any questions? Email me at

Coronation and Yule updated.

Mostly a copy paste from the East Kingdom event page, but hey! It’s on our site now! Any ideas, questions, comments, anything, send them to me at

View the updates at:

Bergental Champions, Coronation, and Yule events added!

New Events added! Bergental Champions, Coronation, and Yule have been added on the Events page.

There isn’t much information on Yule yet, that I can see, so keep yourself posted by checking the pages every now and again!

I know we still have Pennsic to get through, but oh well.

Talk about these new events here and be a part of the process!

Are you ready for Sommer Draw?

Howdy!  Sommer Draw is approaching on the 17th to the 19th– make sure you’re ready for it!  Check at our Events page to see if you’re missing anything.

There has been a some of discussion about Sommer Draw at our Forum, see the link below.  You can also create your own topic about the events here.

If you have any questions about the event, you can ask them on this page in the forum.  Suggestions, questions, comments, general excitement?  I hope to see you there!


If you’re not sure how to use the Forum, please take a look at this tutorial: