Caid

Kingdom of Caid

Calafia May War Court pictures online

Sheikh Yusuf reports that he has posted an album of photos from Calafia May War in the Kingdom of Caid on his Flickr website.

ACCEPS is live for GWW Gate Pre-Registration

The staff at Great Western War are happy to announce that ACCEPS is now live and available for pre-registration for the event.

Pre-registration is now open for Great Western War XI

THL Matheus Reyner, Publicity Steward for the Great Western War XI, shares several announcements regarding the upcoming War. Pre-registration is now open.

Estrella War XXV: Principal Kingdoms announced

Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, reports that Their Majesties of Atenveldt have announced the Principal Kingdoms for Estrella War XXV. She also includes several other announcements pertinent to the War.

Pre-registration open for Great Western War XI

Eilidh Swann reports that pre-registration is now open for Great Western War XI which takes place October 8-13, 2008 in Taft, California, Kingdom of Caid.

[CAI] Tanwayour Event (aka Talanque Tourney)

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It's that time of year again, and Tanwayour has been exceptionally quiet regarding the Talanque Tourney preparations so far.

This year we will be taking some of the unofficial theme from last year's event (SURPRISE!!) and instituting it this time.

Barring last minute complications, our event will be on June 21st, 2008 at Veterans Park in the lovely town of Imperial Beach California. Yes, we are Location:
Canton of Tanwayour (Imperial Beach, California)

Summergate members offer glimpse of the SCA

Eilidh Swann reports that members of the Canton of Summergate (San Diego, California) in the Kingdom of Caid explained the wonders of the SCA for videographer Bill Wechter from the North County Times when he visited Summergate Anniversary. The video is available online.

Lord Oliver and Lady Kate Dogberry to be new Baron and Baroness of Calafia

Their Excellencies David and Adelicia, Baron & Baroness of Calafia in the Kingdom of Caid, have announced that They will be succeeded by Lord Oliver and Lady Kate Dogberry.

Pre-registration for Great Western War XI begins June 1, 2008

The Honorable Lord Matheus Reyner, Publicity Deputy for Great Western War XI, has announced that pre-registration for the event will begin June 1, 2008. Other announcements are included in the message.

Report and photos from Altavia Anniversary/Investiture

Barony of the Angels Roving Reporter Catharine Hawkwod and photographer Sheikh Yusuf have captured the fun of the recent Altavia Anniversary and Investiture event in the Kingdom of Caid.

[CAI] Great Western War XI

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Enjoy our wonderful site with green lawns, shade trees, lake breezes, and big blue skies at the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreational Area, 13601 Ironbark Rd, Taft, CA 93268. It is an easy drive over the hill to a lovely park where we have a large lakeside area all to ourselves.

Volunteering
You've heard the old saying that "many hands make light work." Please consider donating a few hours of your time to volunteer at the war. In addition to helping to make it a memorable event you will earn a monetary donation to your favorite SCA territory. Location:
Kingdom of Caid (Taft, California)

Edward Senestre wins Caid Crown Tourney

Baron Sir Edward Senestre fought valiantly for Baroness Mora de Buchanan, defeating Count Sir Sven Örfhendur who was fighting for Countess Sir Kolfinna kottr.

[CAI] A Tournament in Dreiburgen

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It gives me great pleasure to announce that once again the Canton of Mons Draconis will be hosting the Barony of Dreiburgen's Spring Tournament in conjunction with our 12th Anniversary. Sponsored by the Canton of Mons Draconis, the Grand Tournament of the Spring will occur on the 26th day of April in this the 42nd year Anno Societas (2008) in Beautiful Downtown Dreiburgen at Hunt Park, 4015 Jackson St. in the city of Riverside 92503. Location:
Canton of Mons Draconis (Riverside, California)

Benjamin Maurice Jacobson born in Caid

Eilidh Swann reports that Benjamin Maurice Jacobson was born March 16, 2008 to Lady Caterina and Don Lot in the Kingdom of Caid.

[CAI] Crown Tournament

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Their most puissant and gracious Majesties Edric and Faizeh, King and Queen of CAID, invite their populace to join them in the lush green hills of the Shire of the Isles to witness the selection of Their Heirs. Come behold and delight in the joy of chivalric combat for the honor of the realm!

Autocrat: Viscondesa Jimena Montoya

Location & Address
Live Oak Campground
HC 59, Hwy 154 Location:
Shire of Isles (Santa Barbara, California)

Festival of the Rose photos

Dragon has posted an album of photos from the recent Festival of the Roses in the Kingdom of Caid on the Crimson Dragon Photo Gallery.

[CAI] Black Oak Lodge 2008: Canterbury Tales

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We invite you to make the pilgrimage into the mountains of Santa Barbara for a weekend of feasting and fighting, storytelling and merry-making. The Bard of Darach competition is open to all the bards. Join us for their wit and words. Armoured Combat and Rapier fighters will have tournaments along with other contests and activities for non-fighters.

Activities
Be sure to visit the reliquaries of the "saints of the SCA". Many a fighter owes their continuing intelligence to St. Helm de Freon the patron saint of armourers, and autocrats pray to St. Helia de Hands for last minute volunteers. Visit the roadside shrines to these and other "saints" on your way through our Canterbury Tales. Location:
Shire of Darach (Buellton, California)

SCA Equestrians lead the charge in California

Equestrians from the Kingdom of Caid prepared for the Estrella War at a practice near Camarillo, California recently. Sylvie Belmond of the Moorpark Acorn had the story.

[CAI] Potrero War

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The Barony of Calafia wishes to cordially extend an invitation to the entirety of the Knowne World to join us once again for a weekend of fighting, frolicking, and revelry in the shade of the beautiful oak trees of Potrero.

Potrero War
Hosted by the Barony of Calafia, in the Kingdom of Caid, at the Potrero Regional Park
Thursday May 22, 2008 - Monday May 26, 2008

This year we have added an extra day to the Potrero War experience. Gates will open at 10am Thursday for those who choose to spend an extra day with us and at 8am Friday for all other attendees. Attending Thursday will cost an additional $5 for adults and children over the age of 13, but only an additional $2 for children between the ages of 6-12. Children under the age of 5 continue to be guests of the Barony. There will be combat scenarios or tournaments on Friday. Location:
Barony of Calafia (Potrero, California)

[CAI] Festival of the Rose

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Are you or your group CAID's next Bardic Idol? Be you Dancer, Drummer, Singer or Performer of any Stripe, Come and impress the masses (and our judges)!

You say you have a talented Warband, an Entertaining Household, or a Barony that rocks? Come to Festival of the rose, and strut your stuff (ahem, family safe, please.) Bring home the trophy for your area! Think of it as a musical Melee! Bring on the singing Pirates, the Viking Marching songs, and the Sea Shanties! Location:
Barony of Dun Or (Lancaster, California)

[CAI] Practicum of the Sword

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Starkhafn's School of Defence presents the second annual Practicum of the Sword for students of the Arte of Defence, and Chivalric combat, we welcome you to two days of classes on the historic masters of sword play!

Site:
Nevada Museum & Historical Society at Lorenzi Park
700 Twin Lakes Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89107

Fees:
$10 for members (+$3 non-members)
Includes Lunch and Revel Saturday Evening Location:
Barony of Starkhafn (Las Vegas, Nevada)

Bard of Caid competition photos online

Eilidh Swann reports that her photos from the 3rd Annual Bard of Caid competition, which was held recently at Caid's Kingdom 12th Night, are now available to view online.

Inter-Kingdom Intensive Needlework Symposium

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The West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild and the Caidan School of Needlework invite one and all to come & enjoy classes designed for the Embroiderer seeking more in-depth instruction and historical information.

Some of the featured classes include Opus Anglicanum (Dame Richenda Elizabeth Coffin), Elizabethan Sweetbags in Depth (Baroness Eowyn Amberdrake), and Voided Work Pattern Design (Baroness Sabrina de la Location:
West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild (Torrance, California)

Caid 12th Night Photos

THLady Eilidh Swann has uploaded photos from the third Bard of Caid competition, held Saturday January 5, 2008 in the Barony of Dreiburgen (Hemet, CA).

[CAI] 12th Night in Caid

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Come enjoy the day as the Barony of Dreiburgen hosts this year’s 12th Night Celebration.

This year’s theme is Fun and Games. Throughout the event there will be a number of activities to entertain you. The day will include games, music, dancing and feasting.

The event will be held at the United Methodist Church in Hemet, California 530 S Buena Vista St. Hemet, California 92543 Location:
Barony of Dreiburgen (Hemet, California)

[CAI] 6th Annual Medieval Marketplace

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Just in time for Holiday shopping: This year we bring you over 40 merchants.

Our Event
Stewards have recruited from Ren-Faires, Celtic Faires and local artisans and are proud to showcase new never seen on our lands vendors as well as our beloved Caidian Vendors. The days activities include a Bear pit fighting tourney, the victor of the day will be named the Merchants Champion, socializing Location:
Shire of Heatherwyne (La Verne, California )

Leif Ericson Pictures

The "House of the Slippery Slope" household offers pictures from Calafia's Leif Ericson Tourney, including heavies, rapier, and youth combat.

Update from Caid

Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood, Caiden Disaster Relief Coordinator, reports on the fire situation in the Kingdom of Caid.

Fire, the plague of the Current Middle Ages

As of this writing, nearly 2000 homes have burned in a 72 hour period throughout Southern California. Though the first fire started in Malibu, part of the Barony of Lyondemere, Caid, the most destruction has occurred within San Diego County, the Barony of Calafia, Caid.

Update from fire-swept Caid

Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood is coordinating the fire crisis efforts in the Kingdom of Caid. The report below was gathered from a recent series of messages on the Caid list.