"We are Most Pleased to have the Kingdoms of Caid, Outlands and Artemisia agree to join Us as Principal Kingdoms again at Estrella War XXIV. All of Atenveldt looks forward to sharing the Comraderie 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 Morgan, 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 September 29, 2007), 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.
The Estrella War website (www.estrellawar.org) has a wealth of information about the Estrella War XXIV to be held Feb 12 - 18, 2008 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 how to join the staff)
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!
Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan, OP (Katie Richardson)
SCA Internal Media/Website Content Coordinator
ESTRELLA WAR XXIV (Feb 12-18, 2008
More details at www.estrellawar.org
Mattkatie2@ cox.net [OMIT SPACES]