Northern Outpost

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Shire of Northern Outpost

Per chevron sable and argent, three piles throughout counterchanged, the center one debruised in base by a laurel wreath vert.
Founded:December 1981
Location:Potsdam, NY


Overview of the Shire of the Northern Outpost

Location: primarily covers St. Lawrence and Franklin counties in New York State, with its home base in Potsdam, NY.


  • At the time Northern Outpost was created, it was the Northernmost shire in the East Kingdom.
  • The Shire's blazon represents the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. To keep within heraldic rules, black and white were used instead of a multi-colored design.

Established: December 1981

Blazon: Per chevron sable and argent, three piles throughout counterchanged, the center one debruised in base by a laurel wreath vert.

Heraldic officer's title: Aurora Pursuivant

Newsletter: Northern Illuminations

Annual Events

  • Winter War (February)
  • Fall Frolic (September)

Shire Champions

Current Champions: Fall 2012

  • Ours du Nord (Heavy Fighting Champion): Sir Rhys Ravenscroft (won 9/15/2012)
  • Gardien du Nord (Fencing Champion): Jeremiah (won 9/15/2012)
  • Phare du Nord (Arts & Sciences Champion): Lord Olaf Haraldsson (won 2/25/2012)


  • Ours du Nord (Heavy Fighting): tournament fought annually at Fall Frolic (previously every 6 months):
    • (The current Champion may NOT compete in the tournament? - under discussion)
    • The current Champion decides the format of the tourney.
    • Entrants must live within the shire boundaries.
  • Gardien du Nord (Fencing): tournament fought annually at Fall Frolic:
    • The current Champion may compete in the tournament.
    • The current Champion decides the format of the tourney.
    • Entrants must live within the shire boundaries.
  • Phare du Nord (Arts & Sciences): competition held annually at Winter War in February, decided by populace vote:
    • Entries must be completed (although not necessarily started) within the past year (since the last Winter War).
    • Entries may have been, or may be, entered in other competitions.
    • Entrant may enter up to five separate entries.
    • NO brewing entries. The site is dry.
    • Entrant must live within the shire boundaries.
    • As possible, entries should be anonymously submitted to help discourage voter bias.
    • Documentation on entries is encouraged, not required.
    • To participate, contact the MOAS by the Tuesday before Winter War and fill out an entry form.

History of Shire Champions

Ours du Nord (Heavy Fighting Champion)

  • Lord Ian MacDonald (won 9/10/2011)
  • Ger (won 4/13/2010)
  • Lord Ian MacDonald (won 11/10/09)
  • Lord Olaf Haraldsson (won 5/09)
  • Lord Ian MacDonald (won 11/11/08)
  • Stig (won 5/08)
  • Lord Ian MacDonald (won 10/23/07)
  • Tiberius Nautius Maximus (won 4/24/07)
  • Lord Ian MacDonald (won 10/24/06)--first Ours du Nord

Gardien du Nord (Fencing Champion)

  • Jeremiah (won 9/10/2011)
  • Ger (won 4/13/2010)
  • Lord Olaf Haraldsson (won 5/09)
  • Ger (won 3/11/08)--first Gardien du Nord

Phare du Nord (Arts & Sciences Champion)

  • Lord Olaf Haraldsson (won 2/25/2012) - runestone carving
  • Thera Marta (won 2/26/2011) - celtic embroidery
  • Lord Olaf Haraldsson (won 2/27/2010) - wood carving
  • Lord Olaf Haraldsson (won 2/28/09) - horn carving
  • Jeremy Cota (won 2/23/08) - home smoked bacon
  • Lady Moira MacDonald of Dunskahay (won 2/07)--first Phare du Nord - fine metalwork

Lord Olaf Haraldsson held all three Shire Championships in the Spring of 2009

Retired Shire Awards

  • Profane Proponent of the Purple Platypus (PPPP) (Heavy Fighting, awarded annually at Fall Frolic)
  • Order of the Aurora Borealis (Arts & Sciences, required teaching what you knew)
  • Order of the Embattled Aardvark (Service)
  • Wandering Wombat (out-of-shire individuals who distinguished themselves through service to the shire, they were considered honorary shire members)

History of Winter War Autocrats

  • 2012/13 - XVI - Olaf
  • 2011/12 - Winter War XV - Olaf
  • 2010/11 - XIV - Olaf
  • 2009/10 - XIII - Olaf
  • 2008/09 - XII - Olaf
  • 2007/08 - XI - Olaf
  • 2006/07 - Winter War X - Olaf
  • 2005/06 - IX - Brenna
  • 2004/05 - VIII - Olaf
  • 2003/04 - VII - Olaf
  • 2002/03 - VI - Olaf
  • 2001/02 - V - Olaf
  • 2000/01 - IV - Bertrand
  • 1999/00 - III - Bertrand & Skya

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Eastern Territories
Crown Principalities/Regions: Tir Mara, Northern Region, Central Region, Southern Region
Baronies/Provinces: Ostgardr, An Dubhaigeainn, Bergental, Beyond the Mountain, Bhakail, Bridge, Carillion, Carolingia, Concordia of the Snows, Dragonship Haven, Endewearde, Havre des Glaces, Iron Bog, L'ile du Dragon Dormant, Malagentia, Ruantallan, Settmour Swamp, Smoking Rocks, Stonemarche
Shires: Anglespur, Ar n-Eilean-ne, Barren Sands, Blak Rose, Bois Ardent, Buckland Cross, Caer Adamant, Coill Tuar, Coldwood, Eisental, Frosted Hills, Glenn Linn, Hartshorn-dale, La Selve d'Aure, Lyndhaven, Montevale, Mountain Freehold, Nordenhalle, Northern Outpost, Owlsherst, Panther Vale, Quintavia, Rusted Woodlands, Silver Rylle, Smithwick, Wyndhame
Cantons/Ridings: Aschehyrst, Black Icorndall, Bowman's Rest, Brokenbridge, Distant Shore, Dragon Forge, Dragon's Aerie, Fennbrycg, Forestgate, Gryphonwald, Hawkes Reache, Ivyeinrust, Keep by the Endless Sea, Lions End, Marwick, Northpass, Ravenhill, Sea Tyger's Rhyn, Seashire, Towers, Whyt Whey, Ynys Y Gwaed
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