Kingdom of Artemisia

Hellsgate Tournament

Join us in the beautiful Bitterroot mountains on the first weekend of July, 2007 for our annual Hellsgate Tournament. Bring your 5 person melee teams, and your enthusiasm.

Besides various fighting scenarios , there will be torchlight chariot jousting, a combat archery duel, an ax throwing contest, a basket weaving class (not underwater!) taught by Dame Bronwen, other classes, gatherings and activities yet to be announced. Location:
Barony of Sentinels' Keep (Stevensville, Montana)

Field of the Cloth of Gold II

Greetings all good Gentles. Their Excellencies Torvald and Bianca send warmest regards and invite all to attend them at The Field of the Cloth of Gold II to determine who shall stand in vigil as Defenders of the Barony of Gryphon's Lair.

The Tourney shall be run in much the same format as last year. Because their Excellencies wish their Defenders to be artful, witty and wise in addition to Location:
Barony of Gryphon's Lair (North Ogden, Utah)

Conquest of the Wastelands

Enjoy the hospitality of the Shire of Bronzehelm at Conquest of the Wasteland 2007!

Join in glorious battles, attend classes, and enjoy bountiful food at the Lyin Lion Inn.

Activities include hard-suit, rapier scenarios and tournament opportunities, archery, classes and demonstrations in many fields of interest, fun for all ages!

Performers, Bards, Teachers and Merchants are all invited to share their talents and merchandise! Please contact the Autocrat to make arrangements. Location:
Shire of Bronzehelm (Rockvale, Montana)

A Midsummer Gathering and Kingdom Equestrian Championship

Hounds race, Fighters brace, Steeds give chase, and Rapiers show their grace. Come and enjoy some summer fun with their Majesties, while watching the Equestrians compete for the honor of Champion, as well as watching the Fighter and Rapier Tournaments. Or sit in on the exciting classes before the evening of feasting, singing and dancing. During the heat of the day, only moments away, a fruity refreshment of Italian ice to enliven the day, (Kingdom fund raiser). Location:
Barony of Arn Hold (Meridian, Idaho)

Medieval couple demonstrate skills in Montana town

Terrell and Adrienne Cotterell of Shelby, Montana have enjoyed life in the SCa for ten years, he as a fighter and she as a Middle Eastern dancer. Reporter Kim Skornogoski of the Great Falls (Montana) Tribune spoke to them before the Shire of Windegate's Whipping Winds event.

Privateers' Gathering

Will you too join the ranks of the privateer in defense of Queen and country? Those skilled in blade or bow & of great fortitude, make haste & mark the day! The fleet needs those of armored combat, archery, privateer & rapier skill to compete for the bounteous treasure.

Those small of stature but mighty in heart are much needed as well & there be special feats of skill reserved for the smalls to aide in the battle. Location:
Barony of Arn Hold (Hagerman, Idaho)

Feast of St. Pyre

Drop your heavy burdens and travel to Logan, Utah to celebrate with the Shire of Côte du Ciel as we observe the feast day of our venerable and flammable patron, Saint Pyre. A source of warmth and light to those around him during his lifetime, and especially at the end of it, Saint Pyre's feast day is celebrated with mirth, merriment, and a distinct lack of seriousness.

The day's activities will include a heavy tournament, the traditional carrot-nosed melee, in which one lives only so long as one's carrot remains intact, a jovial round of light-hearted rapier activities, an A&S competition, and dancing. Location:
Shire of Côte du Ciel (Wellsville, Utah)

Gareth Ap Llewelyn and Sorcha of Sherwood new heirs to Artemisia

HL Daria de Salamanca reports that Sir Gareth Ap Llewelyn, inspired by Mistress Sorcha of Sherwood, was the victor of the April 14, 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

Gallow Games - Carnivale

The Shire of Crystal Crags cordially invites you to come celebrate the survival of winter and the coming of spring as we host a weekend of fun games and merriment as we transform Castle Silver Oak into a medieval Carnivale.

Our entire Shire is stepping up to offer many different games and competitions: Sponge catapults, darts, human chess and checkers, roving rapier, dice and card games, ring toss, coin toss, archery, chariot boffer jousting, caber toss for adults and smalls, boffer fighting, stone throw, and oh so many more! Location:
Shire of Crystal Crags (Columbia Falls, Montana)

Artemisia Crown Tournament

As the Artemisian sun rises above the horizon and shines her light across these glorious lands and Winter has given way to Spring, Their Royal Majesties will begin their quest for the next Crowned Prince and Princess of all Artemisia. To all you warriors, shake the dirt out of your boots and shine the rust off of your armor as the Kingdom prepares to assemble in the Shire of Twae Linnes for a grand and magnificent tournament. Location:
Shire of Twae Linnes (Twin Falls, Idaho)

Mystery Event

It's that time of year again for Arrows' Flights' annual "And now for something completely different" event. This year's mystery is ... Where are the Arrows' Flight Archers?!!! This is to be a great event. There will be fighting of both styles with the criteria for prizes to be announced.

As is tradition (two years now) there will also be a "bad garb" contest with prizes in at least two categories: outrageously awful garb, and mix-and-match garb. So celebrate the end of winter, drag your awful garb out of the back of the closet, and come party with the Shire. Location:
Shire of Arrows' Flight (American Fork, Utah)

Photos from October Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Artemisia

Baroness Katya has posted photos from the Kingdom of Artemisia's Crown Tournament which took place in October 2006 in the Shire of Arrow's Flight.

Rapier Practicum

The Starkhafn School of Defense will be offering a Rapier Practicum on March 31 and April 1, 2007 in Starkhafn. The Practicum will be held at the Nevada State Museum and Historical Society in Lorenzi Park, 700 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89107. The site will open at 8:00 Saturday morning and close at 5:00, followed immediately by a Social evening at the Museum. The site will open again at 8:00 on Sunday morning, with classes running until 2:00. Instructors will be drawn from Caid, Artemisia and Atenveldt, as well as the West, the Midrealm and An Tir. Location:
Barony of Starkhafn (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Bianca da Ravenna, Artemisia's newest Laurel

Caryn reports that Bianca da Ravenna, Baroness Gryphon's Lair, was elevated to the Order of the Laurel at Gryphon's Lair Twelfth Night by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Artemisia.

Arn Hold Masked Ball and Bardic Competition

On the heels of Twelfth Night and Christmas, but just in time to relieve that Estrella pre-event pressure comes the Arn Hold Masked Ball and Bardic Competition! This year, the theme is TOYS!

Be prepared to shine and dance in the playful atmosphere of a period toymaker's workshop. Watch the playthings come alive as YOU become part of every child's fantasy. Revel in a hall of lifesized toys and toys in the making, enjoy a Location:
Barony of Arn Hold (Middleton, Idaho)

Birthday Bash XXI

Unto the populace of Artemisia, the Shire of Silverkeep invites you to celebrate our 21st Birthday! We will have our traditional Bearpit Tournament to determine both our tournament champion and Shire champion. The Tournament prize is an armor stand. The champion of the rapier Tournament will win a Serpentine rapier grip.

But wait! There’s more! For the heavy fighters there will also be a Snowball Tourney! There will be activities for Location:
Shire of Silverkeep (Bozeman, Montana)

Gryphon's Lair to Hold Fifth Annual 12th Knight Auction

Sir Daniel has announced that the Barony of Gryphon's Lair in the Kingdom of Artemisia will once again hold a charity auction, this year to benefit the northwest Chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation. The auction will take place January 6, 2007 at the Twelfth Night celebration.

Twelfth Night

As winter continues to tighten its grip on the mountain ranges of Gryphon's Lair, we gather together to end the season of winter festivities, and share good wishes with our friends and companions. Gryphon's Lair opens it gates once again to share its wealth and bounty at a joyous Twelfth Night celebration on January 6.

We will endeavor to explore and experience the varied traditions surrounding this close of the winter season. As all Twelfth Night celebrations must, there will be games, singing, story telling and, of course, for the children. In addition to some fighting fun for the heavy fighter, Terra Sylva will be hosting a Rose Tournament for the Duelists. A Lord and Lady of Misrule will be found amongst the populace to help guide and encourage the fun. Although the Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion will have been newly chosen, Baroness Bianca continues to encourage all artisans to come share their works at an Arts & Sciences display. Location:
Barony of TwelfthGryphon's Lair (Layton, Utah)

Yule Revel & Arts & Science Championship

We send good tidings! This missive to invite all to join us for our annual Yule Revel and Arts and Science Championship on December 2 2006.

We will be having the Shires Arts and Science Championship and is open to all. Our Arts and Science Minister Marco dei Caprioli will be running the championship again this year along with his new Deputy, Lady Cassandra. . If you have any question you can contact him at Kingdom Rules apply. Winner of the competition will wear the Shire Arts and Science Cape for the up and coming year. The will also be as beginner category for people who have never entered an A&S competition, this is a place for the beginner to get their feet wet in A&S competition. Location:
Shire of Stan Wyrm (Great Falls, Montana)

Solstice Court and Baronial Investiture

Greetings to all throughout the glorious lands of Artemisia. It is the pleasure of the Barony of Loch Salann to invite you to join us as we celebrate the winter and partake of many fine delights related to wintertime, including entertainment, fine food, and good companionship. We will also be welcoming a new Baron and Baroness who will be invested that very day. The opening court and investiture are scheduled to commence at 11:30 am - please see below for a more detailed schedule. Location:
Barony of Loch Salann (Salt Lake City, Utah)

Artemisia Kingdom War Practice

Warriors of Artemisia! In preparation of our invasion of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, His Majesty has commanded all his Warriors to make ready their arms and armor, and hone their skills for battle! Therefore on the 25th of November, in the Shire of Cote Du Ciel, there will be held a War practice. All fighters who can attend are strongly encouraged to obey his Majesty's command. Bring spear, sword, scutum and crossbow (yes, we will attempt to practice Combat Archery as well!). Location:
Shire of Cote Du Ciel (Brigham City, Utah)

More Artemisia Crown Tournament Photos Online

Dame Theodora has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

Fiber Workshop

Enjoy a day with other fiber nuts and share your enthusiasm and knowledge. You can work on a project of your own, or we can provide assistance/instruction or tools in:
  1. Wash/dry fleece
  2. Prepare wool fibers
    • Carding (hand and drum)
    • Combing (Viking combs)
    • Flicking (if you don¢t know what any of these are, come and find out)
  3. Spin Wool top, roving, rolags, whatever we have Location:
    Barony of Gryphonslair (North Ogden, Utah)

Artemisia Crown Photos Posted

Photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia have been posted on the Flickr website.

Medieval Festival Delights Utah Residents

The citizens of the Provo, Utah area were recently invited to turn back the clock to the Middle Ages and participate in the fourth annual Utah Medieval Festival at Utah Valley State College. Rodger L. Hardy of the Deseret Morning News has the story.

Court Report from Artemisia's Crown Tourney

Baroness Katya in Raudhara, Principal Lady in Waiting to TRM's Timmur and Tianna, reports on the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

Sir Ralph Bigod Victorious in Artemisia Crown Tourney

Morgan, Vicar of Loch Salann, reports that Sir Ralph (pronounced "Rayf") Bigod was the winner of the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingom of Artemisia. His Highness defeated Morgan D'Antioch in the finals.

Gryphon's Lair A & S Championship & Baronial Collegium

The Beauteous Baroness Bianca doth invite the Populace of Her Fair Barony, and any others interested and willing, to attend Her Arts and Sciences Competition and Collegium.

The learning and other festivities will take place on the 21st day of October in the city of Ogden. There will be lots of classes, including a fighting class track, and an A&S competition to choose the Baronial Champion. There will also be a fabulous fundraiser lunch. Come have hot and hearty soup prepared with love by the goode cookes in our Barony and contribute to the Baronial Pavilion fund. If you would like to donate a period dish for the lunch AND enter it in the A&S, that is an option but not a requirement for the dish. Donations are greatly appreciated. Location:
Barony of Gryphon's Lair (Ogden, Utah)

Artemisia Resident "One-woman Whirlwind"

According to Shelby (Montana) Promoter reporter Barbara Simonetti, Adrienne Cotterell is a "one-woman whirlwind" who teaches belly dancing, helps organize local SCA activities and works as a manicurist at the Corner Beauty Shop. Her teaching of belly dancing has won her a devoted following.

Toys For Tots

Once again it is that time of year that we, the Shire of Arrows' Flight, do call upon the most noble and chivalrous folk of our great kingdom. We invite you to join us this day and show all the honor and generosity of our most noble society. The year is 1400 and we are somewhere in Greece, and it's Christmas Day. For days now everyone at the castle has been busy preparing the special food dishes to be served that night in the Grand Hall. All the castles rooms and halls have been cleaned and decorated in preparation for this special day and now all are waiting for the arrival of you, our guests and friends, so the fun and games can begin. Location:
Shire of Arrows' Flight (Spanish Fork, Utah)