Haus Tagesterne

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Tagesterne Estrella Encampment
Founded: 1987
Status: Active
Tagesterne Badge.jpg
The symbol of the Haus. The "Star"

Blazon - (Fieldless) A mullet of four points gyronny sable and argent within and conjoined to an annulet argent

Azure, a fist with index finger extended issuant from a ford proper, in chief a mullet of four points argent. - This badge may be proudly worn/displayed by any members of the Haus who have camped and suffered thru any of the “inclement weather” wars.

What's in a name?

Once upon a time in the middle ages a group of individuals each witnessed a celestial event of such a magnitude it was visible in daylight. (Think supernova of the 11th century, any number of comets etc.) Tagesterne literally translates to Daystar. This event had such a profound impact they were drawn together and united in what can only be expressed as a near religious experience. We keep our gaze ever upwards both physically and figuratively in wonderous exploration thru our crafts, our arts, our merriment and prowess.


Nos vere potest non canta




Tir Ysgithr, Twin Moons, Mons Tonitrus, Ered Sul

History & Traditions

Originally formed in approximately Anno Societatis 21 (1987) by Nathanial Constantine, Grundle, Gwin. Possibly a few more who fell out soon after. Numbers have fluctuated over the years but the Haus has always been composed of a relatively tight knit group of friends.

Through the early to mid 90's there always remained perhaps 3 to 8 active members with numbers up into the 20's at large events.

From A.S. 34 (2000) to A.S. 44 consistantly active members dropped to just a few however camp attendance at Estrella War was booming. These were the first glory days of Tagesterne. Period pavalions started appearing and the “gate” version 1 was created. Our arts were improving. We had squires. We won brewing competitions. There was music and singing. Really bad singing. There was much wandering. This was a time when many rituals were formed: Some lost, some continue to this day.

A.S. 45 to A.S. 50 finds us in a bit of a transition period. A bit of reality gets in the way of the dream. Adult life becomes a thing. Interests change. Loves are lost. People move out of kingdom. Some return.

A.S. 50 to present. Like a change of seasons new life springs forth. New members are inducted. Some receive AoA's after years in the Society. There is singing again and it's not all bad.


The Toast was started decades ago. It's always on Saturday night at Estrella War, and only at Estrella War, following the camp feast perhaps an hour after sundown. This is the one likely moment at the entire event when every member camping will be in camp at the same time. Immediately following the toast is when candidates for membership will be inducted. Everyone in camp at the time is welcome to join in the toast. Traditionally the household chalice is filled with Kriek and passed from person to person. Each person must remember what they toasted the year before and then make a new toast. The head of the household or whomever they so chose starts off the toast, drinks from the cup and passes to the next person until it's made way full circle around the campfire. In more recent years actually drinking from the cup has become more of an option for the individual. A simple gesture with the cup will suffice. When everyone has had their turn the remaining Kriek is poured into the fire in remembrance of those lost. Singer/musician, Owain Phyfe once wandered in to Haus Tagesterne with nearly perfect timing following the toast to sing “A Health to the Company”. The lyrics best define what the toast is all about -

Kind friends and companions, come join me in rhyme
Come lift up your voices in chorus with mine
Come lift up your voices, all grief to refrain
For we may or might never all meet here again

So here's a health to the company and one to my lass
Let's drink and be merry all out of one glass
Let's drink and be merry, all grief to refrain
For we may or might never all meet here again

Here's a health to the wee lass that I love so well
For style and for beauty there's none can excel
There's a smile on her countenance as she sits upon my knee
There is no man in this wide world as happy as me

So here's a health to the company and one to my lass
Let's drink and be merry all out of one glass
Let's drink and be merry, all grief to refrain
For we may or might never all meet here again

Our ship lies at anchor, she is ready to dock
I wish her safe landing without any shock
And if ever I should meet you by land or by sea
I will always remember your kindness to me

So here's a health to the company and one to my lass
Let's drink and be merry all out of one glass
Let's drink and be merry, all grief to refrain
For we may or might never all meet here again


For many of us Estrella War was one of our first events. Being primarily a household of people on the fringe Estrella was for some the only event they attended all year yet it was consistently a place where the entire house would rally. With Estrella War's demise we find ourselves in a quandary. Some of us are willing to travel and have began to explore the options of Great Western, Potrero & Battlemoor Wars. There is also Highlands and possibly a new Baron's war which being in central Atenveldt would be the best option.

Here's to nearly thirty years we spent together. Thirty years of memories, weather, happiness & sorrow, glory & debauchery. Thirty years of Estrella.


  • Lord Nathaniel Constantine von Laubach, Founder
  • Lord Gamli OEthikollr aka Gamli Oeðikollr aka Grundle, Founder
  • m'lady Gwin
  • m'lord Heinrich vom Schwarzwald, Spirit of the Haus, ever remembered, 2nd Head of Haus
  • Lord Edric Longfellow, 3rd head of Haus, Keeper of the Rituals and Stories
  • Lady Ginevra of Sofia
  • Lady Ricolda de Aspynwall, Matriarch, Head of Haus
  • Lord Benedict of Luzern aka Benedikt, Archer at large.
  • m'lady Christine
  • Bannthegn Brighed O'Daire
  • m'lord Roland
  • Lord Ábiörn Hallstenson
  • m'lady Nuala Dalzel
  • Sir Bertrand d'Avignon
  • Lord Salvatore
  • m'lord Widokind
  • m'lord Mac
  • Lady Kiara Wrynn of the Bells
  • m'lord Tyg
  • m'lady Seula Ecklundsdóttir (Helga)
  • m'lord Donald
  • m'lord Ludwicus
  • Lord Dunstan of the Red Spear
  • m'lady Cynewyn Aux Deux Chevaux
  • m'lady Lorelei
  • m'lady Julie


    Come find us, befriend us and you may be invited to camp with us. To be formally invited to join the Haus requires camping with us at three events. There may be knowledge tests. There may be quests.


  • Email: [Benedict]
  • Email: [Ricolda]