Archive - Sep 2008

September 23rd

[NOR] Heralds' & Scribes' Symposium

The Kingdom of Northshield's College of Heralds and The College of Scribes invite you to assemble on the first day of November, in the Shire of Coldedernhale, the town of Pierre, for the ... AS XLII Heralds' & Scribes' Symposium

All those who are currently scribes and heralds as well as those who wish to learn the arts are invited to this fair shire at the appointed hour. Our time together will be devoted to helping one another grow in the wisdom and knowledge of our crafts and to beautify our Kingdom with these practices. Location:
Shire of Coldedernhale (Pierre, South Dakota)

[MER] Fall Crown List

Please join Their Majesties Seth and Gwendolen as they determine their Heirs!

The Barony of Iron Mountain and the Incipient Shire of Okeborne Keep invite you to come and watch as the best and boldest fighters of the Realm strive for honor, glory and the right to become Meridies’ next King! Merchants welcome – no fees! Contact the autocrat.

Camp Horne
13633 Keene's Mill Road Location:
Barony of Iron Mountain (Cottondale, Alabama)

[OUT] StagsCon 2008

StagsCon: The Premiere Service Event of the Outlands Special Guest: Maitresse Alysia Gabrielle de Fougeres, Society Exchequer and Corporate Treasurer

October 11-12, 2008
Site Opens: 8am
Site Closes: 5pm

The University of New Mexico
Mitchell Hall (Bldg #23 on the map)
1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131

Free! Yes, that's right, no charge! Location:
Barony of al Barran (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

[OUT] Raven's Faire

The Incipient Canton of RavenHyrst presents... RAVEN'S FAIRE, a one-day medieval faire at the Douglas County Fairgrounds - Kirk Hall, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80104 Saturday, October 4, 2008, 11 am - 5 pm

Bring the entire family to this one-day medieval faire with activities and fun for all ages!

Compete in a game of skill and chance known as "The Barter Game." There will also be a special added component to the Barter Game - a Location:
Incipient Canton of RavenHyrst (Castle Rock, Colorado)

[LOC] Combined Guild Day

The Lochac Guild of Defence invites the Guilds of Lochac and all those interested in the Arts and Sciences civilian and martial to a celebration of their varied matters and skills. There shall be classes and exhibitions, with dancing and feasting in the evening.

The Guild of Defence also invites the devotees of the Arts Martial to view the efforts of Provost Owan Cantor ap Hughe to bear away the Prize as he faces the Location:
Lochac Guild of Defence (Pendle Hill, New South Wales)

Excerpt available from "American Nerds"

Recently reported about the the book American Nerd by Benjamin Nugent. Now a full excerpt about the author's adventures to a Caidan Coronation in the Barony of Dun Or and Estrella War in the Kingdom of Atenveldt are available online.

September 22nd

"Piety" winner of 2008 Pennsic Heraldic Photo Contest

Entitled Piety..., the winner of the 2008 Pennsic Heraldic Photo Contest is now online.

Peerage Survey for Non-Rattan Combat

Maitre Wilhelus le Casse of the Kingdom of Atenveldt has posted a survey regarding the creation of a peerage for non-rattan combat.

"Gar the Dragon" wows kids at Constitution Day Parade

At the Louisville, Ohio, Constitution Day Parade, the Marche of Alderford presented "Gar the Dragon", a parade float with a sixteen-foot (5 meter) dragon towing a castle. Kids young and old were delighted, and's Milica of Varna presents her photo album.

September 21st

Knight Light Tourney photos online

Hanim Ari Usni has posted photos from the Knight Light Tourney which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Song fest in Winter's Gate

Baron Khevron has posted a video of Lady Clover singing Feasting Day by Tania Opland at the Captaincy event in Winter's Gate (Alaska) on YouTube.

Online registration now available for Estrella War XXV

Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, has announced that online registration is now open for the War.

Dauid ap Morgant Dinefwr elevated to Pelican in the West

Allison de Saint-Loup reports that Their Majesties of the West have elevated Dauid ap Morgant Dinefwr to the Order of the Pelican at the recent Purgatorio event.

September 20th

Facebook Hamlet

OK, if Shakespeare could have texted, he would have, alright?! Sarah Schmelling offers a Facebook version of Hamlet.

Pictures from The Griiffin's Needle Challenge

Recently Viscountess Elashava bas Riva attended the Griiffin's Needle Challenge costuming event in the Kingdom of Northshield. She shares photos and thoughts from the event.

"Crazy Viking" creates Nordic Inn in Minnesota

Visitors to the Kingdom of Northshield might want to plan a visit to the Viking Inn, "Central Minnesota 's Nordic Inn Medieval Brew and Bed."

Dom Duarte Goncalves de Montes, newest Companion of the Pelican in Drachenwald

At the Raglan event in Drachenwald, Genevieve la flechiere witnessed the vigil and elevation of Dom Duarte Goncalves de Montes to the Order of the Pelican.

September 19th

Count Alrik Victorious in Outlands Crown

On September 13th, 2008 Count Alrik Boleslavsson was victorious in the Outlands Fall Crown Tournament, fighting for Lady Salomea Toruńska and fighting undefeated through the tournament.

Egan & Meadhbh New Baron/Baroness of Mons Tonitrus

Don Egan of Atenveldt, DWS (aka Egan Smilebringer) and Mistress Meadhbh ni Dhubhthaigh, O.L., have been chosen as the new Baron and Baroness of the Barony March of Mons Tonitrus in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

SCA Inc. announces new corporate web site

Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA Inc., has released the organization's official announcement of the new corporate web site.

September 18th

[WES] Time for Tudor: Elizabeth's Sea Dogs

Have you ever wanted to sail the seas in search of Adventure? Have you ever had a hankering to just dig in the dirt hoping to find "Treasure". Have you ever wished that your sailing could win you riches and perhaps the favor of royalty?

Come one, Come all to an evening of Pirates and Privateers as we celebrate our nautical heritage. With Song, dance and celebration.

There will be fun for the young and of course the young at heart!! Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

[ANS] Trelac Defender/Harvest Festival

The Shire of Trelac will be having it's annual Trelac Defender/Harvest Festival. The location will be in San Angelo TX at the Pecan Creek Pavilion on Oct 11 2008.

Site Information
Site opens at 9:00am and closes at 9:00pm
Site fee is $10
Feast fee is $5
Family Cap is $30
Make checks payable to SCA Inc., Shire of Trelac

Scheduled Events
Chivalric Tournament
Rapier Tournament Location:
Shire of Trelac (San Angelo, Texas)

[EAS] Golden Tygre Tavern II

We are happy to announce that the Golden Tygre Tavern will be opening for business again this September. This year Baron Steffan ap Kennydd of Silverwing has graciously offered to sponsor a tournament in the style of a Pas d'armes.

On a hard day of fighting (and watching your favorite fighters), all are sure to need refreshment and distraction. The Landlady of the Golden Tygre Tavern (Lady Adeliade Wanderer) welcomes you. Anyone who has patronized the Tavern before will tell you that the Tavern Keeper (Lord Johan Wanderer) provides a fare that is hearty and appetizing, and a roaring fire if the weather is chilly. The selection of handcrafted beer and mead is plentiful and tasty and the servers are friendly and helpful (but expect to be tipped well). The best part of all is the congenial atmosphere that will bring you back to events of old. This is a place where pretension has no place and frivolity and fun are the rules of the weekend. Many an ‘alternate' personae is brought out to protect the integrity of the well decorated. Location:
Barony of the Bridge (Coventry, Rhode Island)

[MER] Meridian Grand Tournament

Ladies and gentlemen, lords and ladies, gentles of all ages, it is time again for that greatest of all shows of Meridian Pageantry, Prowess and Chivalry - Meridian Grand Tournament!

When? September 26-28 2008

Where? WoW Camp in Royal Alabama (I know I know. You are all saying - its so far away, stuck in the corner of the kingdom and we never use that site for ANYTHING see the website for directions if you can't remember how to get Location:
Shire of An Dun Theine (Royal, Alabama)

[AET] Have Fun Storming the Castle

Come one, come all to our castle! Hang your banner high in the great hall at the Hael's castle! Our event is to be held at Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda, New York, 14150. Yes this is a new site, a must see.

The site is open at 9am and closes at 9pm.

The autocrat is Mistress Gillian Llywellyn of Ravenspur Our new and upcoming feastocrat is Lord Constantine Blackhart. If you have dietary questions please email him at Location:
Barony of the Rhydderich Hael (Tonawanda, New York)

[MER] Legends XVII

Please come and help us celebrate our 20th anniversary with a weekend full of oriental delights and fights. Friday night starts the festivities with gaming, wonderful ambience and an oriental wayfarers.

When the moon sets and the sun rises, warriors can prepare for battle with a hearty breakfast provided by Sir Savogg and his lady wife Baroness Enowyn. Much strength and prowess will be needed to win the tourney and become Sol Haven’s traditional “Defender of the Sun”. Once our defender is established, the art of war will continue with melee excursions throughout the afternoon. Location:
Shire of Sol Haven (Crawfordville , Georgia)

[ANS] Elfsea Defender - CANCELLED

Their Excellencies D'ire de Haya and Druinne de Salesberie and The Barony of Elfsea invite you to Elfsea Defender.

Canton First Monday Trade Days
290 E Tyler St
Canton, TX

The Barony will have an event full of fighting, food and merriment. Along with the Defender Championships we will be having a Dinner at the lyst field, followed by a Torchlight Tourney and finally a Hafla to round out Saturday evenings entertainment. There will be Children's activities and Children's Archery. There will be a Princess Tea in the afternoon, as well. Bardic will be held Friday evening as well as a juried Bardic performance by three of the Kingdom's most talented Bards during dinner on Saturday. There will also be a prize basket given away Saturday evening that will make staying for the evening activities worth it. You must be present to win. Please check out the event website for specific details: Location:
Barony of Elfsea (Canton, Texas)

[ANS] Tournament at the Oasis of the Crimson Sands

This is the tale of the Tournament of the Oasis of the Crimson Sands, not far from the Holy City of Jerusalem, between two great kings, Saladin, beloved of his people, and King Richard the Lion-Hearted, both great warriors of their respective lands.

Shimmering silks of azure blue, emerald, ruby and gold, along with sandalwood incense, wafted on the gentle breeze amongst the shaded pavilions of strange and unfamiliar shapes. Location:
Barony of Bryn Gwlad (Austin, Texas)

[MER] Wine List XIX

The Shire of Glynn Rhe is hosting Wine List XIX October 3-5, 2008 at Cumberland Center in Columbia, TN. The event is very fighter-oriented, but does have something for those who enjoy making or tasting period adult beverages. In a twist on traditional A & S competitions, the team that wins the Wine List melee tourney will judge the event's only A & S contest and determine who has provided the "Best Period Adult Beverage." Location:
Shire of Glynn Rhe (Columbia, Tennessee)

[MER] Meridian Coursing Practice

The Meridian Coursing Guild is pleased to offer two practices this fall Sunday, October 5, 10am CST and Sunday, November 2, 10am CST

To be located at Holly Springs stables in Mentone, AL (northeastern AL). This is the same location as the Northern Meridian equestrian practices (which fall on the Saturdays of the above weekends).

We will be using part of a huge pasture, ideal because the course Location:
Meridian Coursing Guild (Mentone, Alabama)