Archive - Oct 2007

October 17th

[ANS] Defenders of the Rose III

The Order of the Rose in Ansteorra, with the gracious assistance of the Shire of Emerald Keep and the Shire of the Shadowlands present: November 9-11, 2007 Defenders of the Rose III

A weekend of tournaments will be hosted by the Order of the Rose to choose our Defenders of the Rose in

  • Archery
  • Chivalric Combat
  • Equestrian
  • Performance Arts
  • Rapier Combat
  • Static Arts Location:
    Shire of Emerald Keep and the Shire of the Shadowlands

Drachenwald Autumn Crown Tourney - Film of Final

Lady Melisende Fitzwalter has kindly provided a video recording of the final round of the Kingdom of Drachenwald Autumn Crown Tourney between Graf Gerhardt von Wustenburg and Duke Sven Gunnarsson.

Sir Gemini takes West Kingdom Crown Tourney

Elspeth Bouchannane of the Principality of Oertha reports that Sir Gemini, fighting for Konitissa Mari, was the winner of the October 13, 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West.

October 16th

Ansteorra Crown Tourney photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted an album of photos from the Fall Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

London's got talent: "Matt & Greg, Midieval Fighters"

London (Ontario) radio station FM96 is holding a talent contest. Among the participants are SCA fighters Matt and Greg who show off their armored expertise.

[EAS] Fall Crown Tournament

The Barony of Concordia of the Snows is honored to be the hosts of this year's Fall Crown Tournament, to be held on the Third day of November in the year 2007. The festivities will commence at the Midway Fire Dept. Grove and Banquet Hall, 1956 Central Avenue, Colonie, NY 12205. The feast will feature the culinary delights of our own Lady Deirdre O'Rourke. And as is tradition in our Barony, there will be a side board provided. Location:
Barony of Concordia of the Snows (Colonie, New York)

[ART] Toys for Tots

In conjunction with the Shire of Arrows' Flight; the Shire of Crystal Crags will be hosting a Toys for Tots and Food Bank fund raiser.

You will have an opportunity to collect "gold" coins (a good thing) in Heavy Weapons and Rapier fighting scenarios. You can also receive "gold" coins for chivalrous behavior as non-fighters as well. Plus a surprise category!

Bring your items, finished or not for our Arts & Sciences display. There will be a populace vote for the favorite items. Youth activities will also be provided. Location:
Shire of Crystal Crags

[OUT] Danse Macabre

Please Join us for an evening of feasting and frivolity. If you wish to participate please bring a subtleties food entry for a populace choice contest. If you don't feel like making a subtlety feel free to bring a food item for the pot luck feast. In either case if you are bringing food please include an ingredient list for those gentles with allergies. Reservations are not necessary.

The technical details: Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Longmont, Colorado)

[WES] Teufelberg Winter Hunt & Novelty Shoot

Come out Western archers! Join us on the eastern side of beautiful Mt. Diablo at the Diablo Bowmen Archery Club to hunt and have fun shooting things! We will have 14 3-D animal targets along a wooded trail. There will also be several moving targets including a walking black bear (on wheels), a flying Canada goose (on a wire) and a rabbit (pop-up).

Bring your flu-flu arrows if you have any. Loaner gear will be available. Location:
Shire of Teufelberg (Clayton, California)

[ATE] Kingdom Twelfth Night

The Barony of Twin Moons presents Kingdom Twelfth Night January 5, 2008

ACCEPS website ( is now available for the event and feast reservations. Paid reservations must be received no later than December 21, 2007. There is a $1 per transaction fee and you will need a debit or credit card to make your reservation. For more information on the event, please see the link to the event website on the ACCEPS website ( Location:
Barony of the Twin Moons (Apache Junction, Arizona)

[ATE] Kingdom Twelfth Night

The Barony of Twin Moons presents Kingdom Twelfth Night January 5, 2008

ACCEPS website ( is now available for the event and feast reservations. Paid reservations must be received no later than December 21, 2007. There is a $1 per transaction fee and you will need a debit or credit card to make your reservation. For more information on the event, please see the link to the event website on the ACCEPS website ( Location:
Barony of the Twin Moons (Apache Junction, Arizona)

Trotting in the footsteps of Genghis Khan

Australian Tim Cope recently completed the journey of a lifetime: to follow in the footsteps of Mongolian leader Genghis Khan. Cope's three-year trek took him from Mongolia to Hungary, a 10,000 km trip.

[WES] Jingles Feast

The Province of Southern Shores would like to invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us at our Jingles Feast.Come and enjoy a Spanish Renaissance feast prepared by Anna Serra. Games and classes will be offered from 11AM until the start of the feast. We will also have our famous silent auction with many wonderful items to bid on.

We will have a number of competitions during the event. There will Location:
Province of Southern Shores (Palo Alto, California)

[MER] Gatalop XXIV

Join us in the Fortress by the Sea! Come prepare for the upcoming War Season with the varied scenarios of fighting in the fort (SPEARS ALLOWED IN THE BRIDGE BATTLE). There will be both heavy and light fighting till you drop!

The Barony of the Osprey presents
Gatalop XXIV - Islands of Fun in the Sun
October 26-28, 2007 Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, Alabama

Archery and other live weapon competitions will be held Saturday if the wind cooperates (Autocrats’ discretion). Youth class, Tourney, and Melee in the Fort! Saturday, Armor inspection is at 8am; fighting starts at 9am. We have several interesting classes on the schedule for the non-fighters. Location:
Barony of the Osprey (Dauphin Island, Alabama)

[ATL] Joint Fighter Practice

The Baronies of Marinus and Tir y Don will be holding a joint practice at 2 pm on the 28th of Oct at-

Historic Fort Boykin
7410 Ft. Boykin Trail
(757) 357-5182

This will be for heavies, fencers, and anyone else that wants to come. Fort Boykins was originall built in the 1650's and used until the civil war. The ramparts and moat are still intact, there are flush toilets, beach access, and a walking trail showing all the historical sites. Location:
Baronies of Marinus and Tir y Don (Smithville, Virginia)

[ANS] Eisteddfodd and Yule Revel XVI

The Canton of Dragonsfire Tor Invites you to Eisteddfodd and Yule Revel XVI

December 15, 2007
Glenrose, TX
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Oakdale Park, 1019 NE Barnard St

Come and revel in the Canton of Dragonsfire Tor with Kingdom Bardic competition, DFT's A&S competition, feast, friends and spirits.

A potluck will be served, so bring your favorite dish to share. Site fees: * Adults: $8.00 * Children 13-18: $4.00 * Under 12: Free; No family cap. Location:
Canton of Dragonsfire Tor (Glenrose, Texas)

[LOC] Rowany Yule Feast and Tournament

The Barony of Rowany invites you to celebrate the Festive season with them in grand style. In the tradition of the Italian renaissance we will be doing what we do best, re-enacting the past. As we are fascinated by the middle ages so were the 15th century Italians fascinated by the Roman age. So get out your best Italian frock and top it with a toga.

Tournament: Armour inspection 11am Combat starts 12noon Location:
Barony of Rowany (Ashfield, New South Wales)

[GLE] Swamp Romp

Come celebrate the way things were, and enjoy the way things are. Come join us Nov 2-4, 2007 at the Tioga Kiwanis Club in Pineville LA (The Yurt site)

You can find the flyer with all the details here: Location:
Shire of Troll Fen (Pineville Louisiana)

Sir Caspar victorious in Meridies Crown Tourney

Lady Flannait of the Shire of Beau Fort reports that Sir Caspar, inspired by Lady Cecilia, was the victor of the October 13, 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Meridies.

Pictures from Bryn Gwlad's Fall Baronial event

Lord Collwyn O'Snowdon has announced the publication of an album of photos from Bryn Gwlad's fall baronial event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

October 15th

Sotheby's to host auction of Islamic art

On October 24, 2007, Sotheby's Auction House will hold an auction of Islamic art, carpets, textiles and more, many items dating to the Middle Ages. (photos)

[WES] Cynagua Fall Coronet

Their Highnesses of Cynagua, Dregel and Bronwen, invite one and all to witness the choosing of Their successors! Do you want to come to a site where there are no city lights, no close neighbors, no factories, no car races and no boom boxes? Then come to Cynagua Fall Coronet at the Camelot Equestrian Park located between Chico and Oroville, which we will be using this site for its first time.

Are you new the SCA or know someone new? Come one, come all, to the Newcomer's Forum at the Evenstar Keep Sunshade at 1:00 pm, Saturday. Location:
Barony of Rivenoak (Chico, California)

[OUT] Mask Ball of Enchantment

The College of Blaiddwyn would like to invite you to join us in a celebration of wonder and magic with, The Mask Ball of Enchantment. Let us welcome new friends and old friends alike who wish to be a part of our medieval experience through the arts of music and ballroom dance, with a hint of mystery of who lies behind the mask.

The festivities will take place on Friday, November 16th from 6pm-9:30pm. There will be prizes for the best made mask in several different categories, best scary mask, best enchantment mask, best medieval mask and best Blaiddwyn themed mask. There will refreshments and drinks provided. Location:
College of Blaiddwyn (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

[EAS] Fall Harvest

The cold northern winter is near upon us, and from the battlements of the keep at Ile du Dragon Dormant glad tidings are sounded. A message is sent to all the neighboring lands - Ile du Dragon Dormant will again celebrate the last days of fall with a feast of rare kind.

This harvest festival promises to be no simple affair. Mistress Hawise and her staff slave for hours preparing an all day feast, jesters and dancers Location:
Barony of L'Ile du Dragon Dormant (Montreal, Quebec)

[ANS] Ursae-Lyons

Their Excellencies of Bjornsborg invite you to the grand tournament of Ursae-Lyons. October 19 - 21, 2007 When Lion and Bear contend whose sword at last shall bend?

The day of pageantry and noble deeds will begin with a grand procession. Their Excellencies Bjornsborg ask that each combatant be sponsored by an Artisan, who shall offer a small gift of his or her art to Their Excellencies as a token of their support. Fighters and their artisan sponsors will be presented to the Nobles and Ladies of the fields. Fighters will then be assigned to a field. Location:
Barony of Bjornsborg (Von Ormy, Texas)

[ART] Twilight in Valhalla

By special arrangement with the gods, the Shire of Castelleone Nuovo invites you to attend Twilight in Valhalla. Brave warriors will participate in a variety of snow battle scenarios for both heavy and light fighters. After the battle, the Einherjr are escorted by the Valkyries to a Norse Style Feast in the halls of Valhalla.

Following feast the ice skating (site fee includes skate rental), garbed snowperson building, and other outdoor games for the hardy begin! For those bitten by the Frost Giants, warm drinks and cozy indoor games, including a chess tournament, are offered in the warming house. Prizes for heavy fighting (plus a booty pit), light fighting, ice skate race, and chess champion will be awarded at the end of the evening. Note: this is an evening event; site opens at 5PM and closes at midnight. Location:
Shire of Castelleone Nuovo (Helena, Montana)

Vatican publishes documents from Knights Templar heresy trials

The Vatican is finally publishing Processus Contra Templarios, the report from the heresy trials of the Knights Templar that was lost in the Vatican secret archives for 700 years due to a filing error.

[MER] Silver Hammer Tourney

The Barony of Thor’s Mountain presents Silver Hammer Tourney October 26-28, 2007

Come join us at Big Ridge State Park to celebrate the fall with our traditional Silver Hammer Tourney.

Friday Night:
From Master William McNaughton:
The Autocrat of this year's Silver Hammer has asked me to produce some kind of performing arts on Friday Night. I wish to announce a performing arts "Thing." Bring your songs, your stories, and your dances, and your playlets. I will be awarding prizes at my whim and setting categories at random, depending on who turns out. The competition will be in an open format. Documentation will give you a bonus, but is not required. Location:
Barony of Thor's Mountain (Maynardville, Tennessee)

Western Washington WMA Workshop 2008

Once again the Academia della Spada is pleased to host its third western martial arts weekend workshop. We extend a friendly invitation to all students and scholars of western martial arts, eastern martial arts, and modern fencing to join us in Seattle, WA for another three day intensive workshop on the traditional & historical martial arts of Europe.

4W 2008 will continue to offer the highest level of dedicated instruction from acknowledged professionals in their field. Participants will have the opportunity to attend an historical feast to relax, socialize, and stuff themselves with sumptuous victuals. Location:
Academia della Spada (Seattle, Washington)

Lars and Mary new Heirs to Northshield

Astrid of the Yellow Rose reports that Sir Lars, inspired by Countess Mary, was the victor of the october 13, 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield.