Crisis Response

This category is reserved for items directly related to a major natural disaster or other serious modern-world crisis. It is designed to help people quickly find stories related to that situation. There is also a directory of weblinks related to crisis response at http://scatoday.net/crisis/links.

Iron Chef: Marshin Fayne

Lord Roibeard mac Neill and THL Katryne MacIntosh the Strange have announced that an Iron Chef competition will be held March 13, 2008 in the Clan Marshin Fayne encampment at Gulf Wars.

Local SCA group raises funds to help cancer patient

Last weekend, the Marche of Alderford, a local group in the Middle Kingdom, hosted a fighter practice and ad hoc silent auction to help a cancer patient in a neighboring group pay for her medical expenses. SCAtoday.net's Editor, THL Milica of Varna, was there and has posted a photo album.

Sir Daniel announces the 6th Annual 12th Knight Auction in An Tir

Sir Daniel of the Kingdom of An Tir has posted information on the 6th Annual 12th Knight Auction. This year the auction will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Societies.

Toys for Tots in Artemisia

HL Ellisif Sleggja, of the Shire of Arrows' Flight in Artemisia, reports on the recent joint Toys for Tots events held simultaneously in the Shires of Arrows' Flight and Crystal Crags.

Update from Caid

Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood, Caiden Disaster Relief Coordinator, reports on the fire situation in the Kingdom of Caid.

Fire, the plague of the Current Middle Ages

As of this writing, nearly 2000 homes have burned in a 72 hour period throughout Southern California. Though the first fire started in Malibu, part of the Barony of Lyondemere, Caid, the most destruction has occurred within San Diego County, the Barony of Calafia, Caid.

Update from fire-swept Caid

Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood is coordinating the fire crisis efforts in the Kingdom of Caid. The report below was gathered from a recent series of messages on the Caid list.

Armor stolen in Eastrealm

Andris Lowenstein reports that his car containing his armor was stolen in Hartford, Connecticut. He is seeking help to watch for the stolen armor on eBay or other sites.

You can help find missing Steve Fossett, uncle of SCA member

Mistress Medb Renata (mka Renata Fossett), niece of Steve Fossett, the pilot who has been missing in the Nevada desert since September 3, seeks volunteer help from fellow SCAdians to find him. Anyone with a web browser can help, using a special satellite image system set up by Amazon.com.

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.

Highlands War XIII has been cancelled

THL Jerusha a'Laon reports that due to the flash flooding and severe weather conditions in and around the site area of Ash Fork Arizona, Highlands War XIII has been cancelled.

SCA member honored for modern-world bravery in fire rescue

James Rosse II, known in the SCA as Lord James "Hawk" Galloway, has been named 2007 EMS Provider of the Year by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York, in honor of his rescue of a child trapped in debris after a house explosion and fire.

Be a hero, save a life at Pennsic XXXVI

Baroness Angelique d'Herisson, Pennsic Vampire, reminds Pennsic attendees that the annual blood drive will take place at Pennsic XXXVI.

"For Those Who Face the Flooding" available for order online

Mistress Tatiana Marana Melville reports that the compact disc For Those who Face the Flooding created to aid victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, is available to order for US$11.50.

Armor and weapons stolen from Gulf Wars battlefield

HL Tymm Gard reports on an unfortunate incident at the recent Gulf Wars XVI: the theft of a great deal of armor and weapons from the battlefield. Tymm lists the items, together with some colorful curses for whoever stole them.

12 Hour War Postponed

Anteorra's 12 Hour War has been postponed, HL Chiara Francesca, Kingdom Webminister, announced Friday. A new date will be announced later.

Ansteorran coronation postponed due to weather

The central United States is being pounded by a major ice storm today, causing Ansteorra to cancel their upcoming Coronation for this weekend.

A Market Day A Birka

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The Barony of Stonemarche invites you to the XVIII annual Market Day at Birka. It will be held this year on January 26-27, 2007 at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH.

With last year's great success on Friday night, we will again open the Gates that evening from 7 – 10pm for check in. There will be shopping and a Pre-Revel then in addition to our usual Saturday schedule of events. Merchants, in the Exposition Center side, are offered the opportunity to open for business. Merchants, Friday is not required. Detailed information for merchants regarding this will be available on the web site (). Location:
Barony of Stonemarche (Manchester, New Hampshire)

Royal University of the Midrealm (RUM) cancelled due to weather

Due to severe winter weather, dangerous roads, and a power outage, the fall session of the Royal University of the Midrealm (RUM) has been cancelled.

News from the Shire of Ma'ale Giborim in Israel

Yehoshua ben Hayyim, Seneschal of the Shire of Ma'ale Giborim in Israel, Kingdom of Drachenwald, writes that all are safe but describes hardships faced by the group and their loved ones.

Calontir Holds Online Auction to Aid Member

A group of gentles in the Kingdom of Calontir is holding an online auction of donated items of interest to reenactors to aid a citizen of the Kingdom injured in an automobile accident.

Be a Hero, Save a Life at Pennsic War

Baroness Angelique d'Herisson has announced that there will again be a blood drive at the Pennsic War. This year's drive will take place Friday August 11 and Monday August 14, 2006.

SCA Skills Translate to Disaster Skills?

Lord Stephan Calvert deGrey reports that SCA members in the Barony of Endless Hills (Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA) and the Shires of Sterlynge Vayle (Binghamton, NY) and Coppertree (Utica, NY) in Æthelmearc were hard hit by recent torrential rains and flooding. One SCA member, THL Keran Roslin, makes note of how her SCA equipment and skills helped prepare for disaster.

"Mission of Friendship" Trip

Mistress Tatiana Marana Melville of the Kingdom of Northshield reports on a recent trip to the Barony of Seleone in Gulfport, Mississippi to drop off donated items to those who lost SCA gear during Hurricane Katrina.

Missing daughter from Artemisia located, safe and sound

We're pleased to report that Staci Jones, the daughter of Marjorie Jones of the Shire of Arrow's Flight (Provo, Utah) in Artemisia, has been found and is safe with relatives. Staci was reported missing on June 15.

Newly-SCAdian mother seeks help locating missing daughter

Marjorie Jones, a newcomer to the SCA in Utah and mother of missing Staci Jones, seeks help from fellow SCAdians in locating her daughter, who may be headed for Texas with a stranger. This is a public service announcement; the disappearance is not connected with the SCA or its activities.

Pennsic Merchant Rebuilds After Fire

Your Innner Vagabond, the Pennsic merchant which recently suffered a devastating fire, will be selling online gift certificates to be redeemed at Pennsic in order to raise money to rebuild their business.

Photos of Inner Vagabond---pre and post fire

The owners of the Inner Vagabond, destroyed by fire a few days ago, have posted pictures of their building before and after the catastrophe that struck this Pennsic food merchant.

Inner Vagabond destroyed by fire.

From a report from the Owners, AJ & Andrew, it appears that the Inner Vagabond, a migratory middle-eastern styled coffee house, jewelry and household goods shop, was destroyed by fire on Mother's Day. There was no loss of life, only personal goods.

"Tools of Our Trade" Drive to Restock Lost Recreation Supplies

Baroness Gwynnyd has announced a drive to help replace supplies for those reenactors who lost those materials necessary to enjoy their hobby during last year's devastating hurricane season.