Archive - Aug 2007

August 21st

Lochac November Crown Tourney

You are invited to attend the high ranges of Riverhaven to the canton of Castellum Montanum to celebrate peace and trade in the Kingdom of Lochac during the age of 16th century Flanders.

Enjoy the pageantry and chivalry as the Kingdom's finest fighters compete for the Crown of Lochac. Revel amidst the wealth of Castellum Montanum and enjoy a night of feasting and celebration. On the following day, relax Location:
Canton of Castellum Montanum (Cabarlah, Queensland)

SCAdian family escapes fire in Ealdormere

On August 1, 2007, the home of Blair and Yvonne Wettlaufer, known in the SCA as Baron Brand Thorwaldsson and Baroness Briana, was destroyed by fire. While their Excellencies, their children and the family dog escaped unharmed, the house was reduced to ashes.

Learning about the Middle Ages at the Festival of History

BBC reporter Mario Cacciottolo got a taste of the re-enactor's life when he buckled on armor at the recent Festival of History in Northamptonshire, England.

August 20th

Call for Entries: 500 Knives

Lark Books, publisher of books dealing with "crafts, home decorating, woodworking, cooking, and outdoor living," is calling for submissions of images of "outstanding handmade knives, daggers, folding knives, tomahawks, swords, hunting knives, forged blades, and other implements for publication in a juried collection of international studio metalwork."

Rowany's Baronial 25th Anniversary

Rowany has been a Barony for 25 years, so come help us celebrate. There will be fabulous food, diverse great entertainments and a general good time. We'll also throw in a spectacular Gods and Monsters challenge for the martially inclined.

Mistress Gabriella and her minions hard at work in the kitchens to provide a magnificent feast

Come join us in celebrating the history of Rowany which is so inextricably interwoven with the history of Lochac. Twenty-five years ago Rowany became a Barony and Lochac was named. This historic occasion will be celebrated with a fabulous feast prepared by Mistress Gabrielle (and her highly skilled minions) in a beautiful hall. We will have music and song and dancing and story and spectacle. There will also be chance to view the relics and records of our past. Location:
Barony of Rowany (Marrickville, New South Wales)

Cattle Raids XII

This is a camping event in a beautiful, ambient secluded area. We have secured EXCLUSIVE use of the facility on Saturday. (No mundane interruptions!) Potable water is available at the camp site. There is a bar available on Saturday afternoon and evening so we ask that you support it. Bar hours are from 2:00pm - 10:00pm in the beautiful, air-conditioned Feast Hall.

Izaac Walton Club of Lincoln 10801 South 134th Street Lincoln NE just east of Lincoln off Hwy 2 Location:
Barony of Mag Mor (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Estrella War XXIV pre-registration now open

The event coordinators for Estrella War XXIV (Feb 12-18, 2008) announced today that pre-registration is open on the event website ( Pre-registration allows attendees to pay their entrance fees by mail or online before arriving at Estrella War XXIV.

DeMontfort Official SCA Mounted Practice

We going to be focusing on jousting and getting ready for the Sept 29th Demo in Hartsville, SC. Any and all welcome to attend.

1-3pm Heavy Fighter Practice-we need all the heavy fighters we can get (Robert the Banished-MIC)
2-3:30 pm open arena for horse warm-ups (first part will be great opportunity for horses to see and become accustomed to heavy Location:
Canton of Cyddlain Downs (Effingham, South Carolina)

Collegium of the White Mountain II

Once again the Shire of Mynydd Gwyn is proud to organise the Collegium of the White Mountain. This is a teaching and learning event, focusing mainly on the Arts & Sciences. This year the Collegium will be held at Tretower Court, a Tudor manor house in South Wales. Cadw, the Welsh heritage organisation, is kindly allowing us to use the period kitchen in the Court, so there will be period cooking throughout the day. Location:
Shire of Mynydd Gwyn (Tretower, Powys, Wales)

Horseradish War VI

It's time for Horseradish War again! We will fight and celebrate in the very heart of Berlin, where we welcome our friends and await our enemies to prove to one and all that Baerenau has the best and most delicious horseradish in the knowne world.

We are planning on open field battles and tournaments for heavy and light combatants, archery and an A&S competition. In the evening we will of course have our well-known and beloved torch lit Location:
Shire of Baerenau (Berlin, Germany)

Ar n-Eilean-ne 20th Anniversary

It is my extreme pleasure to extend unto you an invitation to what I'm sure will be an event not easily forgotten. As some of you are aware, we are just now marking the twentieth year of existence for the Shire of Ar n-Eilean-ne. In recognition of this most auspicious occasion, we are having a celebration in the form of a Warcamp between the days of August the Thirty-First and September the Second, A.S. XLII. Location:
Shire of Ar n-Eilean-ne (Foxtrap, Newfoundland)

Red Tower XXXV

The Red Tower Tournament has a long tradition of attracting the top fighters in Meridies. There will be plenty of armored combat and rapier combat with many activities for non-combatants.

5:00p Troll/registration opens

8:00a Waking call
8:00 Breaking the fast (until 9am)
9:00 Armor inspection begins
9:30 First class hour begins
10:00 Chivalric combat and rapier combat begin, much more fighting will follow Location:
Barony of the South Downs (Rutledge, Georgia)

Spring Masquerade Ball

Join Torlyon for a Spring Masquerade Ball and Feast featuring Earthly Delights and the Bordonian Dancers to be Held on the 22nd day of September at the Yass Memorial Hall, Comur Street, Yass, NSW

Tickets: $55 per person until 31st August, $65 until 21st September and $80 unbooked at the door.

Please note a deposit of $20 is required to confirm bookings.

Bring out your finery and the masks that you may have made for the Lochac Location:
Shire of Torlyon (Yass, New South Wales)

Southern Crusades IX: Swords vs. Scimitars

Miss Pennsic? Great Western War? Highlands War? Never fear…the drums of war are upon us still… Can you hear them? They call to you to come join the Baronies of Tir Ysigthr and Mons Tonitrus in the Kingdom of Atenveldt for Southern Crusades IX – Swords vs. Scimitars.

Whether you're a fighter, artisan, merchant, youth, bard, archer or dancer, there is something here for you! New and exciting events are Location:
Barony of Tir Ysgithr (Winkelman, Arizona)

Galileo's Gazing

The Canton of Stowe-on-the-Wowld and the Barony of Rowany are pleased to present Galileo's Gazing (aka The Stargazing Event)

*When: From 0930 ,Saturday 13th of October to 10am Sunday 14th.
Glenworth Valley Horse Riding Centre
Peats Ridge, NSW, Australia.
Lattitude 33°24'10.70"S Longitutde 151°11'35.17 Location:
Canton of Stowe-on-the-Wowld and the Barony of Rowany (Peats Ridge, New South Wales, Australia)

Warders of the Western Gate

For many years now, the Western Border of our magnificent Kingdom, which is watched over by the mighty Barony of Fontaine dans Sable, has been kept safe. This is largely due to the great efforts and strength of the Warders of the Western Gate, the Champions of Their Excellencies of Fontaine dans Sable.

Site Opens: Noon Friday
Site Closes: 2:00 PM Monday

Site Fees: $14.00/Adult, $7.00/child (2 adult/2 children family cap) Location:
Barony of Fontaine dans Sable (Navajo Lake, New Mexico)

Outlands Fall Coronation & War Practice

Outlands Fall Coronation & War Practice, November 10-11, 2007.

The Elks Lodge 1119
3000 Elks Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88005 (Coronation)

Young Park
1905 East Nevada
Las Cruces NM (War practice)

Site Opens: 9 am, Sat., Nov. 10, 2007
Site Closes: 9 pm, Sat. Nov. 10, 2007

Site Fee: $10 for adults (plus the $3.00 non-member surcharge), $5.00 for children 6-12, children 5 and under are free. Location:
Shire of Nahrun Kabirun (Las Cruces, New Mexico)

Newcomer's Feast

The members of the Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod welcome one and all to join us in celebrating the food and culture of late period Russia. The morning will be dedicated to classes, and the afternoon and early evening to a four course feast prepared by Gwenhyvar Ferch Rinn, separated by a variety of presentations.

Site Information: Springhill Hall behind St. Paul's Lutheran church 3077 E.Rezanof / Kodiak, AK. Site Location:
Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, Alaska)

Byzantine Bash

The Barony of Selviergard invites the Knowne World to attend a feast honoring Constantine the Great in traditional Byzantine style! Please bring your banners, flags, tapestries and other decorations to make the hall more colorful.

The victor of the heavy combat tournament will be awarded the purple chlamys, a traditional gift from the ancient Basillius' of that time as a show of his great prowess and favor from the powers that be. Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Chugiak, Alaska)

Australian Historical Swordplay Conference 2007

Australian Historical Swordplay Conference 2007: German Medieval & Renaissance Martial Arts

Saturday 22nd to Monday 24th September
Greensbourough Secondary College,
Victoria,Greensbrough, Victoria, Australia

The AHSF Conference 07 website is up. You can find it here:

The Con will cost $185 for early birds. The price will rise, so sign up Location:
Australian Historical Swordplay Federation (Greensbrough, Australia)

Barbarian Bash XII

Back when the armoured knight reigned supreme, there lived folk on the fringes of Western Europe. These folk were considered "Barbarians" by the more "civilized" kingdoms of Europe. As the warmer months of summer and fall gave way at last to the frigid rains, and deep snow, these warriors would gather one last time before the final death of fair weather. So join us as we gather for one last fight at BARBARIAN BASH XII as we, the members of the Shire of Crystal Crags once again come together to show our fighting prowess and compete for our next Shire heavy champion. Location:
Shire of Crystal Crags Artemisia

Citadel’s Passage of Armes

The Citadel of the Southern Pass invites all combatants to a passage of arms along side the banks of the Rio Grande! Come prepared for displays of pageantry and feats of arms.

Site opens: Friday, October 5, 2007 12:00 Noon
Site closes: Sunday, October 7, 2007 5:00 pm

Location: Caballo Lake State Park, Riverside Campground , Truth or Consequences, NM

Site information: Site is wet. Quiet hours begin at 10:00 pm and will be enforced. Pets must be on leash and controlled. Location:
Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass (Truth or Consequences, New Mexico)

Otsukimi: A Japanese Moon Viewing Festival

The College of Tor Aerie is hosting Otsukimi, a Japanese Moon Viewing Festival, set in the Sengoku Era (1467-1573). Come learn about Medieval Japan, enjoy activities and food.

Questions? Contact event autocrat Elizabeth Upton (

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church
Saturday, October 20th 2007
Gate Opens: 9:00am and Site Closes: 9:00pm Location:
College of Tor Aerie (Roseville, Minnesota)

Great Western War X: Site directions, pre-reg and A&S class pre-reg

THL Matheus Reyner, Publicity Deputy for Great Western War X, has released updates and announcements pertaining to the upcoming War, including the deadline for online pre-registration the end of August (mail in is open until the 15 of September).

Stefan's Florilegium updates for August 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for August 2007.

Mimir's Well

The Great All-Father Odin gladly sacrificed an eye for a drink from Mimir's well of wisdom, and was thereby granted knowledge of the Runes. You too, will want to give up an eye (or at least an eyetooth!) for the chance to drink from the Well on October 20th in the bountiful lands of the Mountain Freehold.

Mimir's Well will be held at the Warren Elementary School in Warren, Vermont (technically in the Shire of Panthervale, but they are graciously allowing us to host this event there). The site is dry and no open flames are allowed. Location:
Mountain Freehold (Warren, Vermont)

Pennsic 36 field battle video

Piperjones has posted a video clip of the second field battle at Pennsic XXXVI - complete with period music - on YouTube.

August 19th

Visby Medieval Week 2007 photos online

Lord Edricus filius Offaeus reports at the Drachenwald Mailing List that he posted his pictures from the recent Visby Medieval Week event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (August 2007).

Midrealm makes new Peers at Pennsic!

Their Majesties Dag and AnneMarie of the Middle Kingdom have elevated two of Their subjects at Pennsic XXXVI.

August 18th

A Loss in An Tir

It is with sorrow that we announce the passing of Anya de Chaalis, who died early on the morning of 6 August after a long battle with a brain tumor.