Archive - Apr 2008

April 5th

[MID] Mugmort Melees III

Mugmort Melees III A Mongolian Invasion of Persia! April 19th 9am - 9pm

Rain or Shine
Pickaway County Fairgrounds
415 Lancaster Pike
Circleville, OH 43113

Site Fees:
$10 Adults
$5 Children 6-12
Free Children 5 & under
$25 Family Max
$3 Non-member surcharge per person

$10 per adult
$5 per child 6-12
Children 5&under are free Location:
Shire of Mugmort (Circleville, Ohio)

[ATL] Night on the Town X

The beginning of a bright, spring day where the sun shines down on Smeewick is abruptly disturbed by the sounds of fighting. The once quiet town is being filled with the noise between two households with their fighting. The constant bickering has boiled over from mere words, to swords between the two households. Through the upcoming weeks both sides will be spreading words to their members to bolster their houses. So pay heed to the messengers that may come or to those that the may receive letters, for your household may be calling. Arm yourself to prepare for the battle ahead. Location:
Barony of Lochmere (Annapolis, Maryland)

[GLE] Grand Tourney of the Torque

Come join us in celebrating a Baronial Investiture & the 32nd Anniversary of the Silver Torque Tourney at St. Columba Episcopal Conference Center – Gates Pavilion 4577 Billy Maher Rd., Memphis, Tennessee 38135

In days of olde, it was a warrior’s duty to defend the honor of the one who’s token he bore. It was the consort’s duty to support and inspire her champion. That was especially true in the Grand Tournaments of the 14th century. Come join us for a day of competitions and tournaments leading up to the final battle to determine the best of the best and the Queen of Love and Beauty. Location:
Barony of Grey Niche (Memphis, Tennessee)

[OUT] Crossroads

On May 22-26, the Canton of Hawk’s Hollow bids welcome to summers warm return and beckons all to gather with them at the Crossroads, otherwise known as the Quint Valley Fairgrounds in Byers, CO. (a brisk 30 minute drive east of Denver). Travelers, who hear the Crossroads call, shall be treated to more carefully crafted, hand-tooled event excitement than ever before. Cantons will clash, dice will be cast, tournaments fought, battle scenarios and equestrian prowess wrought. Feasting, bardic and classes too. Listen and prepare, for the Crossroads are calling you! Location:
Canton of Hawks Hollow (Byers, Colorado)

[GLE] Duvant Defender

The Shire of Wyrmgeist Proudly Presents Our First Annual Duvant Defender In Honor of those that Inspire the Dream...

June 13-15, 2008 Kings Arrow Ranch, Lumberton Mississippi

As many of you may remember, Sir Francois Duvant was a noble, true and valiant inspiration for the Dream in the SCA. We, of the Shire of Wyrmgiest, wish to honor him, and others like him, who have elevated the dream in all it's glory. We request that you bring images, Location:
Shire of Wyrmgeist (Lumberton, Mississippi)

[OUT] Kingdom Arts and Sciences

Calling all Artists and Scientists, the Kingdom A&S Competition will be held in the Barony of Dragonsspine on the 12th of April. Competition will be held in the following Divisions and Categories.

A Donation lunch will be provided that will go to the Kingdom Travel Fund and to the Dragonsspine Fighters to help fund the site for fighter practice. If the items available are not pleasing to your palate, there are many Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine

Gulf Wars rapier battle "streaked" by Stag Man

According to the blurb for the YouTube video of the event, "Its not a true sport until you have a streaker."

[OUT] Warlord and Champions

The time has come for the Annual Dragonsspine Warlord and Champions competition! A day full of more fighting than you can hope to do (it is, we planned it that way). Heavy, Light, or Archery, whatever your interest is, we have it here.

Bear Creek Park
Pavilion 6
Colorado Springs, CO
21st and Argus
Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Take the Kings Highway (I-25) to Exit 141 (US Highway 24 West) in Colorado Springs. Make a left onto Cimarron (Hwy 24 - West). Turn left at 21st St from Hwy 24 (second stoplight). Follow over the hill to Argus, where you turn right. The first right on Argus is the entrance to the park, and parking is at the entrance. Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

[AET] Barony Wars and Bazaar III

So Come! Bring your Swords! Bring your Bows! Bring those pointy things you throw! Bring your A & S projects for judging! Your stories and Songs! Your price (For everyone is for sale... for a price!) Bring items you wish to sell and money for items you wish to buy (don't forget the shopping point!). Volunteer often! Show your Baronial Arms! Raise the banners!

Barony of the Endless Hills (Sanford, New York)

[WES] May Revel: Battle of Maldon

Hwaet! (With all due deference to our most glorious Baron) The time has come to defend our beautiful lands from the marauding Vikings! The inlet is defrosting and those awful pillagers (apologies Your most excellent Excellency) are preparing to ride.

Since Byrhtnoth is busy elsewhere, we're going to have to take care of this problem (please don't kill the autocrat, most beneficent Baron!) ourselves. So, break out your best early period Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Barony of Ered Sul Welcomes New Baron & Baroness

On Saturday, March 8, 2008, the Barony of Ered Sul in Atenveldt bid goodbye to Baron Gunnar and Baroness Seuinn and welcomed in their new Baron and Baroness, Christopher and Miana.

[WES] Beltane Coronation

Their Majesties invite one and all to come and bear witness to the coronation of their heirs. Come celebrate the grand traditions of the west with courts, arts & sciences, fighting, singing, dancing, and archery.

Beltane will be held at the Marie Hill Ranch, 43700 Highway 128, Cloverdale, CA 95425.

Site Hours: Site opens at noon on Friday, closes at 4pm on Sunday. Merchants will be allowed in starting at 10 am Friday. Location:
Shire of Wolfscairn (Cloverdale, California)

[OUT] Outlands Spring Coronation

The sun breaks from behind the clouds, warming the lands touched by the cold and banishing the snow. Like the breaking sun above, the Coronation of the Royal Heirs warms our heart with the knowledge that our mighty lands and Royal line continues, a tradition of strength stretching back to ancient days. Come join the Barony of Unser Hafen and our mighty Kingdom as we welcome the newest Crown and heir to that grand tradition in a style befitting Their rank. Location:
Barony of Unser Hafen (Greeley, Colorado)

[NOR] Crown Tournament: Springtime In Avignon

The Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr and Their Excellencies Alasdair Calum Montgomery and Kateryn of Cornwall present Northshield's Spring Crown Tournament 2008!

Waukesha County Expo Center
1000 Northview Road
Waukesha, WI 53188

Site Fees, Feast Fees, Lunch Fees:
(Non-Member Surcharge [NMS] listed where appropriate)

Site Fees
Adult Member Site Fee (age 18 yrs - 64 yrs): $15 Location:
Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr (Waukesha, Wisconsin)

[MID] Spring Crown Tournament and the Kingdom Arts & Sciences Competition

The Barony of Fenix is proud to host The Spring Crown Tournament of the Middle Kingdom and the Kingdom Arts & Sciences Competition!

This will be held Memorial Day weekend at the Drawbridge Inn and Convention Center! This is a lovely site with reasonable room rates, restaurants, a tavern, a nightclub, and a lovely pool complex onsite.

Saturday will be a day of the best arts and sciences of our Kingdom on display for competition. There will be A&S roundtable discussions! There will be rapier combat! There will be a Scribal Meet-and-Greet! Location:
Barony of Fenix (Fort Mitchell, Kentucky)

[LOC] Lochac Coronation

Lochac Coronation Friday, July 04, 2008

TIME 6pm Fri 4th to noon Sun 6th July

Camp Leschenaultia,
40 Leschenaultia Place,

COST $85 members, $90 non-members, children under 16 half-price. Contact Steward for family rates.

Booking deadline: 29th Jun 2008.
Cheques payable to: SCA Aneala Inc

This is a weekend camping event with Feast, Tourney and lots of Court! Location:
Barony of Aneala (Chidlow, Western Australia)

[EAS] Coronation of Konrad and Brenwen

Sorrow sweeps the Kingdom, for Andreas and Gabriella, well-loved King and Queen shall no longer reign!

Joy follows in sorrow's wake, for worthy heirs have been found to take the standard and bear it aloft. Prince Konrad and Princess Brenwen will ascend the Eastern Thrones and the Kingdom rejoices!

The Coronation will take place in Østgarðr, in the Canton of Northpass, at the American Legion Post in Mount Kisco, NY. Location:
Crown Province of Ostgardr (Mt. Kisco, New York)

[EAL] Coronation of Aaron and Rustique

The Barony of Rising Waters welcome one and all to The Coronation of Aaron and Rustique

Saturday, April 26, 2008

German Village
6854 Garner Road
Niagara Falls ON L2E 6S4

Site opens at 9am and closes at midnight.

Join us to celebrate the Coronation of Aaron and Rustique! A full day of activities is planned, including the Coronation itself (Court at 11am), dancing on the 1800 square foot dance floor, a lunch table presented by Baron Petreus and Lady Maria Katharina, heavy weapons, fencing, youth combat, archery and thrown weapons tourneys (please note ALL martial activities will be outside, no matter the weather. Be prepared!). A wonderful Eastern European feast is being prepared by Lady Yllaria. The site is licensed, please no BYOB as per Ontario law. No open flames or pets, please. Feast and Merchant reservations and allergen inquiries will be accepted until April 18th. Location:
Barony of Rising Waters (Niagara Falls, Ontario)

[DRA] Spring Crown Tournament 2008

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! Their most royal Majesties Sven and Jovi wish to see the rise of their heirs, and herewith invite you to attend a tournament in the spring of 2008!

Be you strong of body, resolute in your convictions, steely in your resolve, and pure in your skill at arms? Are you ready to take the challenge that only few before have been able to bear? Then come all challengers, who wish to gain the most prestigious of prizes - The Crown of Drachenwald. Location:
Shire of Turmstadt (Coburg, Germany )

[CAL] Spring Crown Tourney

Come enjoy Crown Tourney at our new, spacious site. In fair weather, a level field with scattered shade will serve as the tourney field. Right beside the field, a very large, open-air, roofed "tabernacle" will be the commons area -- or the indoor list field in case of foul weather.

Location: Riverside Park, 717 238th Street, Milford, NE 68405

Site Hours: Open at 6 pm Friday night, closed Noon Sunday Location:
Barony of Mag Mor (Milford, Nebraska)

[CAI] Crown Tournament

Their most puissant and gracious Majesties Edric and Faizeh, King and Queen of CAID, invite their populace to join them in the lush green hills of the Shire of the Isles to witness the selection of Their Heirs. Come behold and delight in the joy of chivalric combat for the honor of the realm!

Autocrat: Viscondesa Jimena Montoya

Location & Address
Live Oak Campground
HC 59, Hwy 154 Location:
Shire of Isles (Santa Barbara, California)

[ART] Crown Tournament

Your presence is requested at the tourney to determine the heirs to the Griffin Thrones. The tourney will be hosted by the Barony of Sentinels' Keep on the twelfth of April 2008.

Per Their Majesties wishes NO stabbing weapons will be permitted. This includes butt spikes and tips on spears or blocking weapons. Back spikes on axes are acceptable. The list will be a standard double elimination and the finals will be fought best two out of three with all previous deaths forgiven. Both the fighter and consort will be required to attend the tournament. Location:
Barony of Sentinels' Keep (Missoula Montana)

[MID] Brendokenfest

Join the Barony of Brendoken at Brendokenfest!!

Where: Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds
259 S Tuscarawas Ave
Dover, OH

When: April 12th -- 9:30 am – 9:00 pm

Activities Include:
Equestrian authorizations and open competition
Archery championship and open shoot
A&S championship, open competition, and noncompetitive display
Heavy combat championship & open tourney Location:
Barony of Brendoken (Dover, Ohio)

[ART] Gallow Games VIII

Every four years there comes a time to prove yourself as a warrior, a fighter, as a hero, a champion. That time is nearing, that time is called the Olympics.

In honor of these Olympics, the Shire of Crystal Crags is holding a day of games, challenges and festivities that will have a Scottish Games theme, with different challenges to prove your worthiness. The Scottish Games came about when England dominated Scotland and forbade the people to train with any combat items, and the Games gave people an opportunity to pit themselves against each other. Location:
Shire of Crystal Crags (Kalispell, Montana)

[ANS] Squires & Cadets

Unto all those who are not yet a Knight or Don/Doña, you are cordially invited to join the White Belts and White Scarves, who will be gathering from all over Ansteorra to watch which of you will be honored as the Best Overall Chivalric Entrant and Best Overall Rapier Entrant.

Historically, Squires & Cadets has provided a showcase for non-White Belted, non-White Scarved individuals to demonstrate not only their fighting skills, but also their knowledge of courtly graces. This Location:
Baronies of Loch Soilleir & Stargate (Hockley, Texas)

[OUT] Grand Outlandish Tournament XXXV

The high seas are calling you to al-Barran! Join us for some Outlandishly nautical adventures as we take to the seas in search of glory, fame and, of course, booty. Pirates, privateers and all honest sea-faring folk are welcome to partake in the Grandest adventure yet!

Fees for Outlandish: Arriving Wednesday, May 21, 2008
(Pre-Registration Required!)
Adults (18+) - $25
Youth (6-17) - $15 Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

"The Quest" follows journey of the Templars

The Quest, a Classic Media Group production, follows the journey of the Knights Templar through Europe by studying the work of archaeologists, anthropologists and historians.

April 4th

SCA fighting at Foire de Jersey

Cernac shares a link to a 5-minute video on YouTube of SCA combat at Foire de Jersey on the Island of Jersey, taken in 2006.

Costuming sets the mood of historical films

An article by David Ansen in the March 6 Newsweek Magazine on the latest costume dramas deals with the HBO mini-series John Adams and how costume sets the mood for a project.

Pictures of Falconry at Gulf Wars 17

Donwenna La Mareschale, a member of the Hunt Guild, shares her pictures from the flying demo, feeding time, and falcon handling at Gulf Wars.