An Tir

Kingdom of An Tir

Kingdom Bardic Championship

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Greetings unto the populace of An Tir, especially those whose passion tends towards bardic pursuits and the performing arts. The fifth Kingdom Bardic Championship (KBC) will be held this year on September 22th-23th.

The event will be split between two sites, just blocks away from each other, in Everett, WA

Saturday's festivities will be at:
Trinity Episcopal Church
2301 Hoyt Ave Location:
Kingdom of An Tir (Everett, Washington)

Vulcanfeldt Folklife Festival & Demo

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Their Excellencies Rolf and Ashley Longbow and the populace of Vulcanfeldt invite you to the silver anniversary of the Yakima Folklife Festival.

Vulcanfeldt will once again recreate its medieval village July 14-15. The Heavy Prize Tourney will be held on Saturday (Prize: rattan sword with basket hilt donated by Thegn Sir Rolf Longbow) where the winner will crown his lady the queen of Love and Beauty and Location:
Shire of Vulcanfeldt (Yakima, Washington)

Registration open for Sport of Kings: Acadamy of Armored Combat

Sport of Kings: Academy of Armored Combat is now accepting pre-registrations! With over 90 classes focused on improving your combat skills and re-creating the romance of the medieval tournament, this is an event you won't want to miss.

Crowds cheer fighters at Dragon's Laire's Medieval Faire

5,000 spectators and over 1,000 SCA members met recently at the annual Medieval Faire hosted by the Barony of Dragon's Laire in Port Gamble, Washington for a weekend of combat, fencing, archery and equestrian exhibitions designed to showcase medieval skills. Annie Tietje of the North Kitsap Herald covered the event.

Local news coverage in Adiantum

TV news reporter Meghan Kalkstein, from station KVAL, was on site at Egil Skallagrimson Memorial Tournament, held in the Barony of Adiantum, Principality of Summits, An Tir.

Earnrokke's Summer Hunt

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Hounds, Horses, Riders,Revelers, Hawks,& ferrets ~ all come join us!

Earnrokke's Summer Hunt
held at HuntHaven
2163 Hastie Lake Rd
Oak Harbor
Whidbey Island, WA

June 8-10, 2007

It is Summer on our lovely island.....and we are graced by the beauty of the land and its creatures. Listen to the hounds bay and the horns sound in the distance! Watch the hunters ride their horses across the fields. Archers come shoot to your heart's content. This is an event for folks to sit back, feast, shoot archery, and be entertained by the animals. Campers are welcome to stay all three days of the weekend. Location:
Shire of Earnrokke (Whidbey Island, Washington)

Sport of Kings: Academy of Armored Combat

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"Sport of Kings: Academy of Armored Combat" is a four day learning event presenting to students of all interests and backgrounds an opportunity to learn about all the activities that support and glorify the tournament, and an opportunity for aspirants to martial skill to learn from accomplished practitioners. Pre-registration with payment is only required for those taking classes.

See our webpage for more on Location:
Barony of Three Mountains (Estacada, Oregon)

Quad War

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The plains of Avacal roll with sounds of impending ... Quad War! What a way to play! Everybody wins!

The earth will rumble with the forces of The Coronets and Their Heirs. Choose your team! Display your pledge with a heraldic tile. Undecided? Even the odds - it'll make the contest more fun!

Gather in the heart of Avacal where we beat swords and drums fanning the flames of war and merriment. Partake in activities to entertain everyone: Location:
Barony of Myrgan Wood (Marsden, Saskatchewan)

Tiernan & Miranda Heirs of An Tir

Sir Tiernan mor dal Cais, inspired by HE Baroness Miranda Faoiltiarna, OP, was the victor in the An Tir Crown Tournament on May 19.

June Faire XXV

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Their Excellencies Cedric Wlfraven and Brighid Ross, and the people of Dragon's Laire, invite you to join Them in celebrating June Faire's Silver Anniversary. The 25th Anniversary shall feature the 'Champion of June Faire Prize Tournament' in both heavy armor and rapier, as well as archery, thrown weapons and equestrian activities. The Marketplace will be grand and glorious! Bards and period entertainment will abound. The Arts and Sciences Community will put on a grand showing. Location:
Barony of Dragon's Laire (Port Gamble, Washington)

An Tir/West War

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THIS IS A CALL TO ARMS! AN TIR ONCE AGAIN SUFFERS FROM INCURSIONS FROM THE WEST, AND AN TIR WILL ANSWER WITH HER ARMIES! THE TIME HAS COME TO DEFEND OUR BORDERS AGAINST OUR FOES er friends?!

The site opens at 10am on June 29th for preregged and merchants and 1pm for everyone else. Gate fees are US$15 for adult members NMS applies to all adult nonmembers, and US$10 for those 12-17. US$5 Children 6-11 and 5 and Location:
Kingdom of An Tir (Gold Beach, Oregon)

Celtic Revolt

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The Celts are Revolting! The Celts are Revolting! Please join the Barony of Wealdsmere as we fight off the Celtic Revolt. There will be plenty of heavy armored combat during the war as well as a rapier tournament. Merchants are welcome with no additional fees. Please contact the merchant autocrat (listed below) for your space reservation. The site will open at noon on Friday and close at 2:00 PM on Monday. Location:
Barony of Wealdsmere (Kingston, Idaho)

Grand Thing

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The Barony of Stromgard and the village of Bjorgvin would like to invite you the Second Grand Thing. This will be a period event focusing on Norse and Irish traditions of the Viking era with fighting, contests, games and a Grand Feast! There will be a multi-weapons tournament, a Viking raiders tournament of ships, and a monastery raid where you keep what booty you can escape with.

There will be contests in, axe/spear throwing, archery, wrestling and more. We will repeat the siege-cooking contest "Barbarians at the Gate" the Norsemen are coming! Bring whatever you need to feed 20 warriors and maybe they will go away, leftovers will be used at the feast. Many contests and games for children of all ages so come join us. Site has water, electric, and bathrooms with pay showers. Location:
Barony of Stromgard (Stevenson, Washington)

An Tir May Crown Tournament

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Verily, shall it be done, as it has for these many years in our glorious past!! The time comes again to choose the successor to the Lion Throne of An Tir. Please join the Barony of Vulkanfeldt for this memorable event.

Events shall include the Crown Tournament, Squires Tournament, rapier tournaments, archery competitions, thrown weapons, and equestrian activities. You must pre-register if planning on bringing a horse to the Location:
Barony of Vulkanfeldt (Yakima County, Washington)

Aquaterra All Champions Pictures Online

Piers the Deaf shares a chronicle and a photo album from the All Champions event held recently at the Barony of Aquaterra, in An Tir.

Daffodil Tournament

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On the 24th of March AS 41 (2007) in the Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, BC), the populace will gather to celebrate 30 years of the Defender's of Seagirt.

We will celebrate and remember the great times from the first official days of the Shire of Seagirt in the Principality of An Tir, in the Kingdom of the West in 1977 through into the present day Barony of Seagirt in the Principality of Tir Righ, in the Kingdom of An Tir. Location:
Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, British Columbia)

Lost garb alert

Senhora Ester Mendes of the Kingdom of An Tir reports that a suitcase containing garb was lost recently on an international flight. She asks the SCA community to be on the lookout for the missing clothing.

How to Run a Tourney Ithra

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This small Ithra will be held at a private residence in the outskirts of Bellingham, WA. *The land is very soggy and parking will be severely limited--please carpool! There may be a parking lot about a mile away that we can use, and shuttle people back & forth, but plan to share rides!*

This is a small, 1-1/2 track Ithra featuring classes for learning how to manage the various aspects of running a tourney. We will have: Location:
Shittimwoode (Bellingham, Washington)

Known World Dance Symposium

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The sixth biennial Known World Dance Symposium will be held in Seattle, Washington this summer. Early pre-registration is now open, and proposals for workshops and performances are being accepted. An outline of the schedule is also available. More information about the site and lodging will be posted soon. We expect that registration for on-site lodging will be available in March.

The event is organized by the Seattle branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), the Barony of Madrone. The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our "Known World" consists of 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which may feature tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, and more. Location:
Barony of Madrone (Seattle, Washington)

Irish Feast & Ithra

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On April 7th, the Shire of Rivers Bend and the University of Ithra invite you to Irish Feast & Ithra!! This event will be held at Shekinah Christian Center in Longview, WA. Irish Feast & Ithra has a pirate theme this year!

Bardic, A&S competitions, and children's equestrian activities will also be performed throughout the day. For the most up to date event information, please go to the Shire website: Location:
Shire of Rivers Bend (Longview, Washington)

A knight to remember

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports from the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, where 750 Boy Scouts attended the 13th annual Calapooia District Cub Scout Lock-in, where several members of the SCA participated in medieval-themed activities.

12th Knight Auction a success!

Sir Daniel has announced the results of the 12th Knight Auction to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation which took place recently in the Kingdom of AnTir.

Twelfth Night Coronation

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The Barony of Dragon's Laire welcomes all to witness the Coronation of Crown Prince and Crown Princess, Sven Fallgr Gunnarsson and Signy Oksendahl, the Heirs to the Their Royal Majesties Amalric Blackhart and Caia Snowden as They take Their rightful places upon the Sable Throne of An Tir at the Twelfth Night Coronation, January 12-14, 2007.

In addition to welcoming the successors to the crown of An Tir, festivities will include: Location:
Barony of Dragon's Laire (Ocean Shores, Washington)

An Tir Man is a Master of Chainmail

Washington State University student Matt James scorns the usual college activities for a hobby creating chainmail and fighting in the SCA. Lisa Waananen of the Daily Evergreen has the story and slide show.

Harvest Feast

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The Barony of Blatha An Oir is once again having its annual Harvest Feast on the 4th of November. Their Excellencies invite you to join the Barony as we enjoy the comfort foods of Spain. The Chest of Largess grows bare and a request from Our Baroness has come forth to the populace of Blatha An Oir to show their support and to bring offerings for the continuance of generosity at future events. Harvest Feast is our traditional opportunity to share our bounty and to fulfill this request in splendorous courtly fashion. Location:
Barony of Blatha An Oir (Tacoma, Washington)

Norse Learning Days

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Norse Learning Days are Back! Oct 21 & 22 Classes: Sagas & Eddas, Wire braiding, Naalbinding, Embroiderie, Norse Herbs, Silk, Wedge tents.

Activities: Dutch oven cooking, Thrown weapons (ax & knife only)

Contests: Brewing, Dessert (Chocolate & cheesecake are period!), Best period use of Norse veggies.

Site opens at 9 am Sat, Classes start at 10, site closes 6 pm Sun. We Location:
Barony of Blatha An Oir (Tacoma, Washington)

Change of Site for An Tir's Freezeoff

HL Giacynta Cocchetti, Autocrat for the Kingdom of An Tir's Freezeoff event, has announced that the event has had a last minute change of location. Freezeoff will take place October 14-15, 2006 in the Shire of Ramsgaard, Kamloops, British Columbia.

Freeze Off XIX

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It is a day for fighting, friends, fun and of course, feasting! Come join us for the XIX Annual Freeze-off Tournaments and Banquet. This year we will be enjoying a Hungarian Banquet with a decadent dessert buffet, with classes and merchants, contests and so much more.

Tournaments
Our Annual Heavy Tournament will, of course, feature everyone's favorite "Wacky Weapons". Come watch fighters as they choose their attack and

Grand Ithra

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You are invited to join in late period classes and feasting at this rapier academy/Ithra. Combat and non-combat classes including core Ithra classes will be available for all. A snack bar will be run throughout the day by Fire Mountain Keep, and a period feast is being served Saturday evening. There is also a field just waiting for a heavy practise.

Crashspace Coordinator: Heidi Mathuson / hsg6363@yahoo.com Location:
Barony of Glymm Mere (Napavine, Washington)

Last Chance

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Greetings unto the populace of An Tir! Enjoy the day watching (participating in) as the combatants vie in the areas of Archery, Thrown Weapons, Youth, and Equestrian to become the new Dragon's Laire Champions! The Captain of the Dragon's Laire Rapier Musketeers will also be determined.

There will also be heavy fighting, A&S classes of glass bead making and scribal arts, a Arts and Sciences display, Ladies Tea with bardic Location:
Dragon's Laire (Port Orchard, Washington)