Ansteorra

Kingdom of Ansteorra

[ANS] Samhain XXVIII

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We invite one and all to travel to the lands of the Barony of the Eldern Hills for our twenty-eighth annual Samhain Celebration. Bring your best skills for our Thrown Weapons, Bardic, and Arts & Sciences Competitions, which will determine our newest titled champions. Our array of activities will delight both you and your children, including our first ever Youth Chivalric Class and Tournament. And don?t forget to bring treats for our traditional Mischief and Morsels activity on Saturday evening! Location:
Barony of the Eldern Hills (Granite, Oklahoma)

[ANS] Protectorate XXXII

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Their Excellencies, Donnchadh Beag mac Griogair and Muriel ingen Gille Crist do bid all warm greetings and are pleased to invite all the populace of the known world to Namron's Protectorate!

This year, as every year, courageous warriors from around the kingdom and the known world will compete to be named Protector of Namron. Three champions will be selected by way of honorable combat. One protector each will be selected in the arts of Armored Combat, Rapier Combat and Equestrian Combat. Location:
Barony of Namron (Cleveland, Oklahoma)

[ANS] Defender of the Fort XXVI - CANCELLED

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It is a time of strength and peace in the Barony of Raven's Fort. Though chorded remnants of once happy dwellings dot her out lying lands, there has been no sighting of the Viking raiders for almost a year and harvest is well under way. No doubt, this time of healing is the fruit of the Kingdom's great victory over the barbarians, stopping last year's assaults.

The scribes thus recorded, The northmen sail'd in their nailed ships, a dreary remnant, on the roaring sea; over deep water. Dublin they sought, and Ireland's shores, in great disgrace. They left behind them raw to devour, the sallow kite, the swarthy raven with horny nib, and the hoarse vulture, with the to consume his prey; the greedy gos-hawk, and that gray beast the wolf. No slaughter yet was greater made e'er in this island?? Even the dour mission bells toll somehow lighter in a new hope for tomorrow. Location:
Barony of Raven's Fort (Huntsville, Texas)

Caelin on Andrede's photos from Pennsic 37

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted his photos from Pennsic XXXVII on his Flickr website.

Steppes Artisan pictures online

Dietrich von Greyssen has posted an album of photos from the recent Steppes Artisan event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

[ANS] Jägermeister

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There will be many opportunities for grand entertainment, revelry making and of course – tests of skill and valor! Lots of activities for everyone with a schedule that will allow you to participate in as many as you’d like.

Shire Championships
Jägermeister - Our heavy list will consist of a double- elimination single sword tourney.

Händwerksmeister - A&S Competition, no theme required, documentation appreciated. This will be a judged competition. Location:
Shire of Ffynnon Gath (Seguin, Texas)

[ANS] Central Regional Rapier Academy

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The Central Region is pleased to present the Central Regional Rapier Academy October 26th in Athens, TX.

The site has indoor and outdoor venues in which to teach. If you wish to teach a class in our Historic Swordplay track, please contact Lord Corvin at kevwilson@swbell.net. Location:
Dragonsfire Tor (Athens, Texas)

Dons in space!

Richard Garriott, known in the Kingdom of Ansteorra as Don Shamino, will become the next space tourist when he blasts off in the fall of 2008 aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a 10-day stay on the International Space Station.

More Queen's Champion photos and video online

Marie Giroux reports that her lord husband, James the Fletcher, has posted photos and video from the recent Ansteorra Queens Champion event.

Queen's Champion photos online

Lady Brenna MacDonald reports that she has created an album of photos from the recent Queen's Champion event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Ansteorra Summer 2008 Coronation Pictures

Collwyn reports that he has published an album of photos from the King's Champion Tourney at the Kingdom of Ansteorra's Summer 2008 Coronation.

Gunthar Jonsson victor of Ansteorra Crown

Mistress Xene announced on July 26, 2008 that Sir Gunthar Jonsson was the victor of the Summer 2008 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Ansteorra Summer 2008 Coronation photos online

Caelin on Andrede has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Ansteorra on his Flickr website.

[ANS] Steppes Artisan

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The Barony of the Steppes is proud to present our Artisan event on August 16th, in which Steppes will host not one, not two, but three yes three Arts and Sciences Competitions.

The premier is for our titled Artisan of the Steppes, and is a body of work competition. The second is for anyone that has not ever won a competition title from any Barony, Shire or Canton; single entry only with limited documentation. Lastly, the children of Ansteorra (ages 5-12) are invited to display as many pieces as they like at Artisan in Location:
Barony of the Steppes (Allen, Texas)

"Experimental archaeology" at Lysts of Castleton

Recently, a group of SCA members from the Kingdom of Ansteorra undertook an exercise in "experimental archaeology" at the Lysts at Castleton event. The Monks of Castleton spent the event re-creating the monastic lifestyle.

[ANS] All Day War Practice and Revel

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Northkeep will be hosting an all day war practice Saturday, July 19th at Haikey Creek Park in Tulsa OK off 121th and south Garnet. We will have a shelter reserved for all day from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. This gathering is open to all our friends and neighbors (at least those not attending Queen's Champion that weekend).

We can do a cook out/pot-luck lunch. People can bring meat to grill, side dishes, salads, and desserts to share. Location:
Barony of Northkeep (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Caelin on Andrede's photos from Lysts at Castleton

Caelin on Andrede from the Kingdom of Ansteorra has published four sets of photos from the recent Lysts at Castleton event.

Bordermarch Baronials photo album online

Lord Phocas of Bordermarch has posted an album of photos from Bordermarch Baronials which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

"Squires and Cadets" photos online

Lady Brenna MacDonald reports that she has posted photos from the recent Squires and Cadets event hosted by Loch Soilleir and Stargate (Houston, Texas) in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Photos from Steppes Warlord

Caelin on Andrede has posted a large album of photos from the recent Steppes Warlord event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Elizabetta ap Isfjord elevated to Pelican in Ansteorra

Aline Swynbrook reports that Her Majesty Vanessa of the Kingdom of Ansteorra elevated Elizabetta ap Isfjord to the Order of the Pelican at the recent Northkeep's Castellan event.

Count Gunthar Johanson elevated to Laurel in Ansteorra

Lady Jeanne reports that Count Gunthar Johanson was recently elevated to the Order of the Laurel in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Ansteorra event photos

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted two albums of photos from the recent DFT Guardian and Elfsea Springfaire in the Kingdom of Ansteorra on his Flickr website.

SCA Heavy Cavalry

Sir Morgan of the Kingdom of Ansteorra has announced that he has created a new discussion list for motorcycle enthusiasts in that Kingdom. The SCA Heavy Cavalry is on Google Groups.

Ansteorra Crown Tourney montage

Jean Paul de Sens has created a 10-minute video montage from videos taken at the November 2007 Ansteorra Crown Tournament. (Caution: strong language in one song.)

[ANS] Lysts at Castleton

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Come visit the medieval village of Castleton with its fine streets and buildings, our many taverns, and "The Curtain" theater! The day will feature great tournaments, both mounted and foot. The evening will be filled with fine feasting, revelry and a royal court.

Gather your retainers and venture to Castleton and be a part of this historic event!

The Lysts at Castleton
A Mounted and Field Combat Pas Location:
Bryn Gwlad (Austin, Texas)

Ansteorra Crown Tourney photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that an album of photos from the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Ansteorra taken by himself and his Lady Pyro are now available to view online.

[ANS] Champions of Bonwicke

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After five years, their Excellencies Kainin and Oriana are retiring as the Landed Nobility of Bonwicke and hereby invite you to come and join Bonwicke as she invests her fifth Baron and Baroness Chiang Ti Lung and Li Xiao Wuya.

Come and seek the honor of being the premiere Champions of Bonwicke for the her newest Baron and Baroness and then join us in our celebration of the feast of St. George. Location:
Barony of Bonwicke (Lamesa, Texas)

[ANS] King's Collegium 2008

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The Collegium will be hosted at Wagonmaster RV Park in Sanger, TX, off of I35. This will be as period an event as we can hold so most classes will be under the shade of pavilions.

*Date:* Saturday, June 14th
*Time:* Classes will start around 10AM, gate will open at 9am

If you are interested in teaching, I will need the following information from you as soon as possible:

    Location:
    Stargate (Sanger, Texas)

[ANS] Elfsea Springfaire

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It is my pleasure to invite you all to Elfsea Springfaire the weekend of May 2, 3 and 4, 2008.

We have many wonderful things planned. We will be holding our competitions to choose our Titled Artisan and Titled Bard. We also have the honor of hosting Guardian of the Gauntlet.

Not an artisan, rapier fighter or bard? It matters not! We also will have heavy fighting scenarios, archery shoots and a Chirurgeon class Location:
Barony of Elfsea (Hillsboro, Texas)