Archive - Sep 2008

September 25th

[MER] Harvest Moon

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Come join us as we celebrate the Harvest. Friday evening there will be a Bardic Circle and Traveler's Faire. Come eat and tell us your tales, or sing us a song.

The Autocrate and the Knight's Marshall have their heads together planning new games for the fighter's and the populace. Single and unaccompanied fighters will be AUCTIONED, the first tourney requires the assistance of a lady. So Ladies bring your purse. Location:
Shire of Thorngill (Cullman, Alabama)

Great Western War XI Preview Gatebook now online

A preview copy of the Gatebook for Great Western War XI is now available to view online. More announcements on the War below.

[DRA] Autumn Viceroy Tournament

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It is time, once again, to choose by right of arms, our next Viceroy and Vicereine. Gather together to see the challengers do battle until a true Viceroy/Vicereine emerges victorious! See the Consorts by their side and come and join in the celebrations.

Site:
Mellow Farm, Dockenfield, Farnham, Surrey GU10 4HH Details and map can be found at http://mellowfarmadventure.co.uk/ Location:
Shire of Flintheath (Farnham, Surrey, England)

Northshield Crown Combatants announced

Their Majesties Æsa Drottning and Kitadate-tenno of the Kingdom of Northshield have announced the list of consorts and combatants for Their upcoming Crown Tournament to be fought October 11, 2008 in the Shire of Midewinde.

German radio station to broadcast in Latin September 26, 2008

Berlin radio station Kiss FM plans to air its morning show entirely in Latin on September 26, 2008. The show will celebrate the European day of languages.

September 24th

Laurel Challenges Met

On Saturday the XX of September, A.S. XLIII, a Laurel's Challenge was held at the St. Festus Faire in the Barony of Dragonship Haven (Southern CT).

Red Scarf Project

The Red Scarf Project, sponsored by the Orphan Foundation of America, is taking donations of handmade knitted and crocheted red scarves to include in Valentine's Day care packages for foster youth.

Medieval road mapping project reveals 12th century tannery

A team of experts working on a project to map Norman and Saxon roads through central England failed to find them in Wallingford, but instead unearthed a 12th to 13th century tannery.

September 23rd

The First Knight of the Society has Passed Away

The First Knight of the Society, Sir Ardral Argo Ver Kaeysc, also known as David the Herald, and known in modern times at David Bradley, died in his sleep on Thursday, September 11, 2008.

[CAL] Harrowing of Le Hauteur

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Around the year 1000, an Anglo-Saxon fleet attacks a Viking raider camp in western Normandy, under the protection of Duke Richard I.

Location: The Heights (of Wayne)
When: September 26 — 28

Site opens 5:00 pm Fri and closes noon Sunday

Site fees:
Adults : $8
Children (ages 6-12) : $4
Children under 6 : Free, nothing, nada
$3 non-member surcharge will apply Location:
Canton of Riverhold & Gryphon's Mark (The Heights of Wayne, Missouri)

[WES] Collegium Desertorum

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You know that you want to come. The classes are varied and interesting.

Collegium Desertorum
September 27-28
877 Ralston St
Reno, Nv. 89503

We have classes planned in many diverse areas of interest so there will be something for everyone. There are classes planned in brewing, cooking, fighting, history, and many more fascinating subjects.

Site Information: Site fee is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Site opens at 9:30 am, with classes to start at 10 am both days. Site closes at 5 pm each day. Please contact the autocrat to arrange crash space if needed. Location:
Province of Silver Desert (Reno, Nevada)

[LOC] River Haven Baronial Investiture

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Come and join us on the 22 and 23 November 2008 as we usher in a new chapter in River Haven's history to celebrate the divestiture of Wendell and Catalin and the Investiture of their Baronial Successors.

Saturday will see a display of Rapier and heavy combat, as well as fabulous courts and fine hearty feast.

Armour inspection starts at 11.30am for Rapier and 2.30pm for Heavy combatants. Feast starts at 6.00pm. On Sunday there will be a Baroness's Location:
Barony of River Haven (Lutwyche, Queensland)

[WES] Harvest Colligium

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Hear Ye Hear Ye As the Echoes of Summer Fade We are Rolling out the Welcome Mat of Colored Leaves, and Welcoming you to the Shire of Hrafnafjordr where we will be holding a Harvest Colligium attended by her Highness Prinzessin Elisa on Saturday and Sunday Nov 1st & 2nd at the Kenaitize Elder Center in Kenai, Alaska (1000 Mission Ave.)

We will have classes both days, and at this time some of the classes available will be Period Dance (taught by Her Highness), Metal Smithing, History of Period Illumination, Silk Ribbon Rose Making, Round and Flat Braid Kumihimo Braiding, Viking Wire Knitting, On Hands Cooking Class Making Period Stuffing, and a Special Bread Pudding, Team Amazing Brain Games, Beginning games like Mancala, Backgammon, Cribbage, and a few others to be announced, Small Wood Breakdown Table, History of the Roman Coliseum Games. Depending on schedules we will possibly have Period Shoes Working From Your Last to Leather, and Naalbinding, The Making of Miniature Trebuchets, and then a Marshmallow Fight to see how they work, and Chain Maille From Scratch. Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Kenai, Alaska)

[WES] Newcomers Feast

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Come and join us as we welcome newcomers to our group with a Russian style feast. There will be classes, games, and entertainment. There will also be rapier fencing during the day. An adult bardic will be held after the event for those 21 and up. Please contact the autocrat for more information.

Site Information:
St. Mary's Gym
2934 Mill Bay Rd
Kodiak AK 99615.

Site opens at 9 am and closes at 9 pm. Location:
Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, Alaska)

[WES] Baroness' Masked Ball

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Darkwood's most gracious Baroness Liesel invites you to a Masked Ball, where you will join her in a Russian Faerie Tale. The day will be filled with social entertainments, such as period games and A&S classes on mask making and dance. In the evening there will be a Russian feast prepared by Anton Barsuk. Please contact the head cook with any food restrictions. Following dinner, there will be dancing and a mask competition. Location:
Barony of Darkwood (Santa Cruz California)

[NOR] Northshield Rose Tourney

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Hear ye! Northshield's first Rose Tourney will be a spectacle to behold. It will be a day filled with pageantry and revelry, and all are invited!

The theme is that of the Grand Tournament, with valiant warriors selected by the Royal Ladies to champion their honor and reputation. The warriors of Northshield, both armored and rapier, will demonstrate their prowess to all whom attend. Matching livery is encouraged, as is your finest garb. Location:
Kingdom of Northshield (Clarks Grove, Minnesota)

[AET] Heralds' & Scribes' Collegium

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Oyez! Oyez! Attention all scribes and heralds of the noble Kingdom of AEthelmearc! The Shire of Misty Highlands is pleased to welcome you all to attend this winter's Heralds' & Scribes' Collegium. Many scribal arts and heraldic classes will be offered and opportunities for learning and sharing knowledge will abound.

If you would like to teach a scribal arts class, please contact Hrefna fru'ikona (Raven Fagelson) at hreafnN@yahoo.com. If you would like to teach a heraldry class, please contact Baron Fridrikr Tomasson, Keystone Herald (Tom Ireland-Delfs) at fridrikr@thescorre.org. Classes will be held from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a lunch break at noon. Location:
Shire of Misty Highlands (Fairmont, West Virginia)

[LOC] Lyos Memorial Picnic

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Cairn Fell invites those who would partake of games, a picnic and noble combat to attend the Lyos Memorial Picnic on Sunday, November 23rd 2008 from 11am until 5pm at Mount Franklin* (10 minutes from Daylesford, Victoria).

This is a family friendly picnic event with games and crafts for relaxed enjoyment. Bring your own picnic lunch and drinking water. Cordials and fruit will be provided.

Location:
Cairn Fell (Daylesford, Victoria)

[ANS] Central Regional Rapier Academy

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The Central Region of Ansteorra is calling the Rapier Community to come for an exciting day of classes from Marshalling, running a list, fighting techniques, side sword, and many others.

Even if you are not a rapier fighter, The Center has beautiful grounds to explore and plenty of activities for children as well. Your site fee includes full admission to the Center and its grounds.

The Barony of Elfsea will be hosting a tavern for lunch to raise funds for Location:
Shire of Rosenfeld (Athens, Texas)

Estrella War Armored Combat Marshallate Guidelines and Combat Conventions

Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, has posted the Estrella War Armored Combat Marshallate Guidelines and Combat Conventions online.

[AET] Veternaetur

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As the seasons turn cooler we look to celebrate Veturaetur (otherwise known as Winter Nights), the Norse harvest festival. Join us for a day of All Things Viking and enjoy the last games before retiring to your longhouse for the cold months ahead.

We'll be culling our herds and devouring the crops that won't keep, so join us for a scrumptous feast prepared by Reyni-Hrefna. A proper Viking feast is planned. If you have any Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)

[DRA] Yule Ball

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In the lush and verdant fenland of the Eastern marches of Insulae Draconis, from whence of old the seafaring Danes and the fierce Angles did make war on Albion, peacefully now dwell the loyal and gentle folk of Flintheathshire.

These fine folk have bethought themselves to invite one and all to their hearth to escape the cold and to light up the dark with laughter and music and feasting, to join them in their ancient festival of Yule at The Bidwell Centre in Thetford Forest, Southern Norfolk from Friday the 12th December at 1700 closing on Sunday the 14th December at 1300. Location:
Flintheathshire (Thetford Forest, Southern Norfolk, England)

[DRA] St Francis' Day Fair

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On the Day of St Francis, there will be a Fair and Tournament in the fair Shire of Polderslot. Since our shire is rich in offspring (ages 1- 12) our event will be fun for all ages. The aim is to do medieval things that we can all do together, and that are as interesting for the adults as for the children, like decorating your own badge with (safe) medieval paint, learning a new dance or helping to prepare feast. Location:
Shire of Polderslot (Ommel, The Netherlands)

[OUT] Outlands Fall Coronation

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The Shire of Drygestan cordially invites one and all to attend Fall Coronation of Prince Alrik and Princess Salomea on November 8, 2008, at the Alumni Hall at the College of Santa Fe, and be present when father crowns son.

Feasters will enjoy an incredible meal, cooked by THLady Theresa Cabeza de Vaca. The feast is limited to 100 people. If you are interested in enjoying sausages, beef rolls, and elk, along with pottage of cabbage and Location:
Shire of Drygestan (Santa Fe, New Mexico)

[ANS] Axeman V

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The Canton of Skorragarðr Hosts Axeman V November 14 - 16, 2008 at the Will Rogers Scout Reservation, Cleveland, Oklahoma

The day will offer fun and merriment to all peoples of Ansteorra and many questions will be answered on this day. Who will be The Axeman of Skorragarðr? Who will be our next Rapier Champion? There will be a grand archery competition to determine the next Archer of Skorragarðr, as well as, as thrown weapons championship. In the grand feast hall, there will be an Arts and Science competition and after the sun kisses the horizon we will gather round the fire to determine our Titled Skald. Location:
Canton of Skorragarðr (Cleveland, Oklahoma)

Elfsea Defender Cancelled

Their Excellencies Dire and Druinne, Baron and Baroness, Elfsea, and Morgarten, Elfsea Seneschal, have announced the cancellation of Elfsea Defender which would have taken place September 26-28, 2008.

[AET] Archers to the Wald

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The Canton of Steltonwald invites one and all to come and fling your arrows and other sharp pointy objects at this year's Archers to the Wald. Many of the well-known marshals of our Kingdom including many Scarlet Guard members will be running various ranges throughout the day, including several roving, novelty and long distance ranges.

There will even be some archery classes offered. Many of the Location:
Canton of Steltonwald (New Brighton, Pennsylvania)

Meridies 2008 Kingdom A&S photos online

Maysun, Meridies Kingdom A&S Officer, has posted an album of photos from the recent Kingdom A&S event on the Kingdom's A&S website.

[EAS] Bhakail Champions & Fall Commons

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Oyez! Oyez! As we settle into the months of the Fall Harvest, Their Excellencies Darmon and Sabine invite all citizens of Bhakail, and its neighbors to come out and demonstrate the fruits of their labors in Heavy Combat, Fencing, and Brewing!

The site will be the Community Masonic Lodge in Broomall, PA (directions below), where we've got on-site and street parking, as well as outdoor space for the marshal activities and an indoor hall for the brewing championship and potluck dayboard! Location:
Barony of Bhakail (Broomall, Pennsylvania)

[ART] Artemisian Crown Tournament

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Crown Tournament, by which Artemisia's line of succession is determined, shall be held at the Cache County Fairgrounds in Logan, Utah, on October 11, 2008, hosted by the Shire of Cote du Ciel.

This is a beautiful site that has a feast hall and kitchen, a manicured green area for fighting, an outdoor covered barbecue area, bathrooms, and a large indoor hall that can be used for running multiple erics simultaneously in the case of inclement weather. There are numerous trees on site, and the area is both spacious and relatively secluded. Location:
Shire of Cote du Ciel (Logan, Utah)