Dame Anita writes:
TRM Phelan and Amirah, King and Queen of Atenveldt, announced today that the Kingdoms of Caid, Outlands and Artemisia have accepted invitations to participate as Principal Kingdoms at the next Estrella War XXV (Feb 9-16, 2009).
"We are Most Pleased to have the Kingdoms of Caid, Outlands and Artemisia agree to join Us as Principal Kingdoms again at Estrella War XXV. All of Atenveldt looks forward to sharing the Camaraderie and Glorious and Honorable combat brought to Estrella by the Populace of the Moon, Stag and Gryphon. We invite the rest of the Knowne World to join Our Kingdoms and journey to enjoy Our Warm Winter Sun in February." said His Majesty Phelan, King of Atenveldt."
Principal Kingdoms for Estrella War agree to complete a number of important medieval and modern tasks before and during the Estrella War. The medieval tasks include having their Crowns/Heirs attend the annual Estrella War Treaty Negotiations (now scheduled for October 18, 2008), and having their Earl Marshals, Arts & Sciences Ministers, Kingdom Rapier Marshals and Kingdom Archery Officers work on drafting medieval guidelines for the event. They also agree to bring combatants and competitors to the event, including an Army to participate in medieval Rapier and Heavy Combat melee scenarios, artisans to compete in the Estrella War Arts & Sciences Competition, and archers to shoot in the Estrella War Target Archery Competition.
The modern responsibilities of Principal Kingdoms include providing Kingdom Officers to serve on the Estrella War Financial Committee (the group that controls budgeting and costs for the event), and providing volunteers to work at the event to help run Estrella War, the biggest all-volunteer event held in the SCA. For more information about the "Estrella War Principal Kingdom Benefits and Responsibilities", see the PRINCIPAL KINGDOMS AND ROYALTY page of the Estrella War website.
The Estrella War website (www.estrellawar.org) has a wealth of information about the Estrella War XXV to be held Feb 9-16, 2009 at Canyon Moon Ranch in Florence, AZ, including revised FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and full information about:
- The Estrella War Treaty (what it is, how/when it's written each year, what it contains)
- Preparing for the event (travel, weather, on-site/off-site services, pre-registration, land and camping)
- Activities at the event (Arts & Sciences, combat, equestrian, archery, tours and demos)
- Places to know at the event (merchants row, heralds point, period encampment, volunteer point)
- Event administration (who runs the war, the staff list and financial information about the event)
NEW FOR 2009 !! - Estrella War will open on Monday February 9th, an extra day at war to give 8 DAYS of events. Estrella XXV will be the longest in the War's history.
If you're considering scheduling a winter vacation to attend the event next year, your planning should start with looking at the new Estrella War website!
Dame Anita de Challis, OP
SCA Internal Publicity for Estrella War XXV
Estrella War XXV
25 years of Celebrating the Dream
February 9-16 2009