• Planned Meals

    Saturday Breakfast

    (included with cabin fee)

    Choice of Two Quiche – meat and cheese, spinach and cheese.
    Oat Porridge with dried fruit and nuts – oatmeal with hazelnut and raisin crumble
    Fried flans – fried cheese pastries
    Fruit with quark – fresh fruit and soft cheese

    Saturday Lunch

    (Fundraiser for the Kingdom Travel Fund, $5)

    Pre-registration required:
    Choice of:
    Pork and Onion Stew or Chicken and Cheese Soup or Vegetable Stew (Vegan, GF)
    Hearty Bread Choice of:
    Pear Cheese Pie or Baked Apple
    Beverage Choice of:
    Warm Cider or Clarrey (non-alcoholic)

    Feast Info – Menu TBD

    Vegan and Gluten Free* dishes are being planned so that attendees with these needs can get a full meal.

    *Note that as a volunteer kitchen, while efforts are made to the best of the staff’s ability to avoid cross contamination, it can not be perfectly guaranteed.

  • Drawing, Hamlet act 1, external depiction of the castle

    The Site

    Millstone 4-H Camp, 1296 Mallard Dr, Ellerbe, NC 28338

    Directions: Take your best route to North Carolina US-1 South to Hoffman. Turn right onto Caddell Rd for 0.6 mi. Continue onto McDonald Church Rd for 3.4 mi. Turn right onto Millstone Rd. go 4.7 mi. Turn right onto Mallard Dr. Go .4 miles into Millstone 4-H Camp.


    *Please Note: While much of the camp is wheelchair accessible, some areas of the site are currently under construction and may be restricted.

    *Trigger Warning: This site is near enough to an active shooting range that it is common to hear the sounds of distant gunfire throughout the day. Please be aware that some individuals may find this background noise to be uncomfortable or triggering.

    Per Millstone 4-H Camp’s policy, pets/animals are NOT allowed onsite unless they are licensed service animals.

    For more information about the camp, please consult the Camp Website.

    Camp Maps: 

  • Drawing depicting the play hosted for the king during Hamlet

    The Arts & Sciences

    Royal Baker Competition

    Friday Night A&S Meet & Greet

    Location: History and Learning Centre

    Date: February 17

    Time: 7pm – 9pm

    Hospitality: Beverages and Light Snacks

    Concept: Take a moment to enjoy the company of other artisans in a relaxed environment. Attendees are encouraged to snack, imbibe, and indulge in conversation.

    Performing Arts

    NOTE: As the players of Atlantia always deserve the an audience’s full attention, the scheduled performances of the Selected Scenes from Hamlet and The Murder of Thomas Brynde will in no way conflict with one another.

    Play: The Murder of Thomas Brynde by Ishmael Reed

    Location: Recreation Hall

    Date: February 18

    Show Time: 1pm – ?

    Show Time: TBD

    Event: The performance of The Murder of Thomas Brynde by Ishmael Reed

    “I have heard that guilty creatures sitting at a play
    Have by the very cunning of the scene
    Been struck so to the soul that presently
    They have proclaimed their malefactions.
    For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak
    With most miraculous organ. I’ll have these players
    Play something like the murder of my father
    Before mine uncle. I’ll observe his looks,
    I’ll tent him to the quick.” 

    Hamlet, act 2, scene 2, lines 586-594

    Performance of Selected Scenes from Hamlet


    • Gate/Upper Hall
    • Fencing Field
    • Merchants
    • 4H Circle
    • Feast Hall Possessing the Kitchen

    Date: February 18

    Time: TBD

    Theme: The theme of Ymir this year focuses on Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

    Concept: A small troupe of actors under the direction of Baroness Sophia the Orange will perform six (6) scenes and monologues from Hamlet, scattered around the event site. Scenes have been selected based on their key role in the story of Hamlet and the recognizable lines the audience will find familiar. If you’ve never seen Hamlet, this is a good first taste, and we recommend seeing the whole play.

    Competitions & Display

    Flowers and Poisons Challenge

    Location: To be held at the History and Learning Centre

    Date: February 18


    Theme: See Below

    Concept: A&S Contest

    “I’ll have prepar’d him A chalice for the nonce, whereon
    but sipping, If he by chance escape your venom’d stuck,
    Our purpose may hold there”

    Hamlet, act 4, scene 7, lines 159-162


    The use of poison in the act of recompense transcends both culture and time. Hamlet is no exception. By the conclusion of the play, Claudius, Gertrude, Hamlet Sr., Hamlet Jr., and Laertes will have all expired by poison.

    In keeping with this theme, submit an A&S project related to the study and use of poison. Entries might include but are certainly not limited to: 

    • Research into names and uses of poisons
    • Dishes or objects that could conceal or deliver poison

    Disclaimer: No poisonous substance should be physically incorporated into an A&S entry in any manner. Ignoring this mandate will cause the A&S entry to be rejected from the competition and a request will be made to remove it from site.

    “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance.
    Pray you, love, remember. And there is pansies,
    that’s for thoughts. . . .
    There’s fennel for you, and columbines.
    There’s rue for you, and here’s some for me; we
    may call it herb of grace o’Sundays. You must wear
    your rue with a difference. There’s a daisy. I would
    give you some violets, but they withered all when
    my father died. They say he made a good end.”

    Hamlet, act 4, scene 5, lines 199-201; 204-209


    Like many women of her time and place, Ophelia uses the language of flowers in order to communicate her thoughts and feelings. In act 4 scene 5, she distributes flowers to the Claudius, Gertrude and Laertes delivering pointed messages to the recipients.

    It is in the same act and scene that Ophelia’s drowning is relayed to the audience by Gertrude. Gertrude notes that her floating corpse is accompanied by, “…fantastic garlands did she come/ Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples.”

    In keeping with this theme, submit an A&S project related to the study and use of flowers. Entries might include but are certainly not limited to:

    • Dishes containing floral elements
    • Actual flowers or flowering plants
    • Research into how flowers were used or depicted 
    • Calligraphy or painting involving flowers

    KASF Open Display

    Location: To be held at the History and Learning Centre

    Date: February 18

    Time: 10am – 3pm

    Theme: A preview of entries for KASF 2023

    Concept: The artisans of Atlantia are invited to display their works in progress with whatever documentation they may have. There may be an opportunity to receive feedback from other artisans.

    The Royal Baker Competition

    Details for Atlantia’s Royal Baker Competition can be found here.

    Bardic Activities

    Greetings unto all good gentles (oh, what they heck, let’s say hey to the bad ones too!)-

    It is I, Dunstan LeHerynmongere, here to share with you the Bardic opportunities that will be at Ymir 48.  As all good Vikings know, storytelling and lifting one’s voice to the gods is not just a good thing to do, but a necessary thing.  Otherwise you end up with . . . well, bored gods.  Which is almost never good.


    Beginning at 8:00 pm at the (LOCATION TBD- probably prefer the Learning Center/A&S area but don’t want to step on the meet and greet earlier in the same evening.  Could also do it at the feast hall. Would love to do it outside next to a fire if weather will allow.) on Friday evening there will be a completely informal bardic circle that will last until people don’t want to be there anymore.  Bring any new material you want to practice or old material you want to share.


    Master Dunstan LeHeryngmongere is sponsoring a poetry competition based on the ancient poetry forms of Shakespeardislag.  This is a hybrid form of poetry that is essentially the combination of standard Shakepearean iambic pentameter in rhymed couplets but that also utilizes the Fornyrdislag  practices of consonant rhyming (alliteration) and, where possible, kennings.

    For those of you not completely familiar with all the poetical gibberish above- fear not! We welcome all levels of poetical prowess and all you really have to do is scribble down two sentences and call it a poem and you will get at least one point-  which will entitle you a chance to win exciting prizes and fame and glory.

    (Trust me, I am a bard.)

    This will be a simple points only competition with anyone capable of winning but with each point increasing your chances of winning a prize.  (Sort of raffle style) The entrant(s) with the poem with the most points will also win a prize.

    Points will be scored as follows:

    • 1 point for entering any collection of words that you call a poem.  Any style, any format.
    • 1 point if it even vaguely has anything to do with Vikings or Shakespeare.
    • 1 point if it even vaguely has something to do with Vikings AND Shakespeare.
    • 1 point if it makes a good attempt at Iambic pentameter
    • 1 point if that iambic pentameter is (approximately) in rhymed couplets
    • 1 point if it it also includes attempts alliteration (consonant rhyming), at least 2 consonant rhymes in each line (4 per couplet)
    • 1 point if it makes at least one attempt at a kenning.
    • 1 point if it somehow fits into the themes/characters of Hamlet.

    So a maximum total of 8 possible points.  

    All entrants will be given the chance to read their poem (or have their poem read) at the bardic Saturday evening.

    BTW, this form never existed in period.  I made it up.  If you don’t like that, look up the word anachronism.  -D.


    Beginning at 9pm (LOCATION TBD- probably prefer the Learning Center/A&S area. In the past this sometimes conflicted with dance but thus far I do not see dance on the schedule.  Could also do it at the feast hall)  on Saturday evening there will be a bardic circle that will last until people don’t want to be there anymore.  Anyone who entered the poetry competition will be given the opportunity to recite their poem or have their poem recited for them.

    Workshops and Solars

    Please fill out the form below if you would like to host a workshop or solar at Ymir.

    You are welcome to host a two hour solar for the craft of your choosing. Popular solars include calligraphy and fiber arts, for example, but can be centered around any general activity. Individuals attending a solar anticipate working on their own projects, but surrounded by others.

    You are welcome to conduct a workshop on the period topic of your choosing. (However, your topic should have a hands-on component.) This is not as formal as a class, in that people may arrive and leave any time within the hour. Individuals may request assistance with the hands-on activity and/or other projects in the same vein.

    The reason behind offering the solar and workshops options at Ymir is done with the sole intent of encouraging Kingdom artisans to learn from one another in a relaxed environment. This provides stress-free conditions to learn something new, work with like-minded individuals, and above all, play.

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