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.

Green Dragon Tavern Makes a Comeback

Gleann Abhann's reknowned Green Dragon Tavern, damaged during Hurricane Katrina, is in the process of being restored and was in use at the recent 12th Night Tournament.

Book Drive for Gleann Abhann

Fern de la Forét, of the Province of Tree Girt Sea in the Midrealm, has announced a project to collect books for those in Gleann Abhann who have lost their SCA libraries. The collection will take place at the upcoming Tree Girt Sea 12th Night event.

Gleann Abhann Supply Run Ends

Peregrine Fairchylde, Coordinator for the Gleann Abhann Supply Run, has announced that as of December 16, 2005, the supply effort is officially ended.

SCA Memberships to Resume in Hurricane-Affected Areas

Linda S. Moore, President, SCA Inc., requests that SCA members living in areas affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita contact the corporate office with information regarding their locations.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Coronation...

On the fifth day of November, Anno Societatus XL, being 2005 in the Common Reckoning, Gleann Abhann took its ryghtfull place as the youngest kingdom in the Knowne Worlde. But the story beforehand bears telling, as it is fascinating. (Or, "A funny thing happened on the way to coronation...")

Gleann Abhann Supply Run Wraps Up Noble Effort

Peregrine Fairchylde, coordinator of the Gleann Abhann Supply Run, has announced that the effort will no longer accept donations for disaster relief.

AEthlemearc Silent Auction Raises Money for Hurricane Relief

Myghin Ine Skylycorne of the Shire of Hartstone has announced that over $400 was raised by a silent auction at AEthelmearc's recent Crown Tournament.

Work Continues on Gulf Wars Site

Lady Sarah MacGregor of Ardanroe in Gleann Abhann, reports on cleanup at the King's Arrow Ranch, site of Gulf Wars, damaged by Hurricane Katrina. She has posted links to photos and video of the damage and cleanup efforts.

Calontir online hurricane relief auction features last-minute additions

Additional items have been contributed to Calontir's online auction for the benefit of SCAdian hurricane victims.

Autocrat: Gulf Wars XV is still on for 2006

Sir John the Pursuwer, autocrat of Gulf Wars XV, has made the announcement many were waiting breathlessly for: Gulf Wars will go forward despite damage to King's Arrow Ranch from Hurricane Katrina.

Hot Item at the Benefit Auction -- Tarts!

The Calontir Online Auction, benefitting Medieval Hurricane Relief, is now in full swing, with the donation deadline extended and enthusiastic support from donors and bidders. Colonel Jenna has an update.

Gleann Abhann Coronation Rescheduled

Master Stephan of Durham, the Seneschal of Gleann Abhann, says that the new Kingdom's first Coronation has been rescheduled for November 5, 2005 at a site in Louisiana. The milestone event had been postponed indefinitely due to the devastation from Hurricane Katrina.

Calontir citizens host online auction for hurricane relief

A team of SCAdians from the Kingdom of Calontir are hosting an online auction, beginning October 1, to benefit "Medieval Hurricane Relief".

"Walking the Walk": Hurricane Katrina Relief

Baron Pavel, from Grimfells in the Kingdom of Calontir, relates how he spent a day helping with hurricane relief by volunteering at a distribution warehouse.

Ansteorran Hurricane Relief site

The Ansteorran Emergency Site, maintained by HL Chiara Francesca Arianna d'Onofrio, has been set up for Disaster planning in the SCA Kingdom of Ansteorra. This site will be used for the duration of the hurricane season as threats come in that kingdom's direction.

Follow the regular link (below) to visit the site. There is also an alternate link, used only in case of outage of the main server

Silent Auction Caps Off Successful Baronial Championship

The Barony of Brendoken, located in northeastern Ohio, collected over $900 at a recent silent auction to benefit those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Money from the auction, held in conjunction with baronial championships, will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief fund. Two photo albums from the event are now online.

Barony of Axemoor cancels Christmas Revel

The Barony of Axemoor (New Orleans, La.), which suffered the greatest damage from Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, has canceled its annual Christmas Revel for this year.

Atlantians Raise Over $3,000 for the American Red Cross

Kynnyth Pyke reports that over $3,000 was raised for the American Red Cross at the recent Masters of Defense Tourney held in the Barony of Lochmere. Part of the total was raised thanks to matching contributions from Lowes.

Barony of Grey Niche cancels Samhain

The Barony of Grey Niche's annual October event, Samhain, scheduled for Halloween weekend, has been cancelled, as detailed in the following message from the autocrat to the barony's e-mail list on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005.

Gleann Abhann Supply Run Puts Human Face to Devastation

Anna Genevieve of Ancyra and THL Barbara Sterling have posted a report and photos covering the recent supply run by members of the SCA to deliver much-needed items to those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Diamond Wars Cancelled

Due to the event site being used as an evacuation center for victims of Hurricane Katrina, Diamond Wars 2005 will not take place.

SCA extends memberships for many Katrina-affected members

For those in the areas where the U.S. Postal Service has suspended mail delivery, the SCA will place memberships temporarily into hiatus so that members are not paying for newsletters that are not able to be delivered.

SCA official Katrina disaster response page

This page is on the official sca.org web site, and outlines the Society's official response to the disaster and policies for local groups and kingdoms to follow.

FEMA Seeking Historic Preservation Specialists

Caroline Tharpe Weiss reports that FEMA is interested in hiring a few individuals to work in historic preservation in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

SCA Family Reaches Out to Own

The Morning News describes some of the SCA's relief efforts for Gleann Abhann.

A Kingdom Baptized by Storm

Lord Peregrine Fairchylde, coordinator of the Gleann Abhann Supply Run, offers poetic insight in the form of a song on the new kingdom's valiant efforts to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, with a little help from their friends.

Stefan's Florilegium Update for September 2005

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted the latest additions to Stefan's Florilegium for September 2005. He also lists websites for Hurricane Katrina relief.

Gleann Abhann's First Coronation Postponed

Master Stephan of Durham, the Gleann Abhann Seneschal, has announced that Coronation will be postponed due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

Hurricane relief collection at Calontir's Autumn Arrows

Peregrine Fairchylde, coordinator of the Gleann Abhann Supply Run, which is delivering nonperishable necessities to SCA victims of Hurricane Katrina, will be attending Autumn Arrows at the Shire of Calanais Nuadh and invites the gentles planning to join him there to bring supplies that he will haul back to Gleann Abhann for distribution.

Photos Show Damage to Gulf Wars Site

Lady Marion (Ellen Hopkins) reports that she and several friends made the journey to Kings Arrow Ranch, the site of the annual Gulf Wars and took photos of the devastation.