Web Site Features "Aurora's Feast" Event Photos

"I took a few pictures," says Lady Bertana of Cissanbyrig, an Atenveldt citizen who has posted nearly 150 photos from the recent Aurora's Feast event. The Aurora's Feast event is the College of St. Vladimir's annual tribute to Lady Aurora de la Croix, and this year it was held on March 13. Lady Aurora was a member of the College until she passed away in December 2001. Aurora was known for her singing, her feast cookery, and her outgoing and friendly personality.

In announcing her photo album, Lady Bertana said, "If you've never attended this event, you simply do not know what you are missing! This was such a fun event, with something for everyone: a silent auction that benefits the College, a populace-choice A&S competition, games to play indoors. Outdoors there is a hardsuit tourney, a rapier tourney, youth combat, and the infamous 'Windchime Tourney,' in which combatants are blindfolded, given a windchime to hang from their belts, and given a pillow for their dread weapon. Then there's the dancing, and the feast, and the bardic competition ... it almost seems like too much to do in one day, and yet not only does everything fit in, but it does so in a wonderfully warm and welcoming atmosphere, a true testament to the memory of Lady Aurora."

Click on the headline above to view the photo album.

The College of St. Vladimir, which is part of the Barony of Ered Sul, is affiliated with Northern Arizona University, near the city of Flagstaff. The College's web page is at:

A memorial page for Lady Aurora is at this URL:

Thanks to Lady Jerusha a'Laon, who contributed information to this article, and to Lady Bertana for allowing SCAtoday.net to republish her event report.