Kingdom of Meridies

[MER] Red Tower XXXVI

The Barony of the South Downs cordially invites you to attend Red Tower XXXVI and the return of the Drying Flagon Tavern!

September 19-21, 2008
Camp Rutledge at Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge GA

This year we are reopening our fun-filled tavern, complete with the return of board games, card games and of course - gambling! Throughout the day you will find classes and fighting scenarios designed to entertain both the fighters and spectators. As always, the centerpiece of the event will be the traditional Red Tower Tournament! Location:
Barony of the South Downs (Rutledge, Georgia)

[MER] Coronation of Seth and Gwendolen

The Shire of Glaedenfeld Invites One and All to The Coronation of Seth and Gwendolen And 30th Year Celebration September 12-14, 2008

  • Feast Space is limited to 125 so reserve early!
  • Merchants are welcome – please contact our merchant-crat with details. You must provide own tables and shelter.
  • Bed space is first come, first serve and there is a lot of space for tenting. Location:
    Shire of Glaedenfeld (Blountsville, Alabama)

[MER] Beggar's Rebellion

Return with the Shire of An Dun Theine to the days of yore, with Borton-on-Water and Sodbury in bitter competition once again. This is an event where all titles and regalia will be left behind. We're serious. And you probably will get dirty. We're very serious.

We will have misting stations set up to aid in the the comfort of the populace.

An Dun Theine is proud to celebrate the elevation of THLady Theodosia Location:
Shire of An Dun Theine (Columbia, Tennessee)

Border Raids: “It’s what we call the dream”

"An open field surrounded by woods, knights representing two kingdoms lunging and slashing at each other with swords, spears, and knives," writes Ally Burtner of the Fort Knox Turret after attending a day of combat at the recent Border Raids between Meridies and the Midrealm. (photos)

Photos from Border Raids

Chad White shares photos taken during Court at his day-long visit to Border Raids on his Flickr website.

[MER] Universitas Meridies

I ask for a moment of your time to share with you all the wonderful things happening two weeks from now. At that time, we will be celebrating the University's yearly event — Universitas Meridies, held this year on July 18-20 at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski, TN.

I am especially excited because we have so many things to offer to make this a truly enjoyable event. We have 66 (!) amazing classes, Location:
Shire of Glaedenfeld (Pulaski, Tennessee)

[MER] Daggers and Hemlock II

The seneschal and the populous of the Shire of Phoenix Glade invite one and all to Daggers and Hemlock II: Medici Murder to be held over Labor Day weekend.

Since the decision to re-direct the Meridian 30th year event happened after the July issue of Popular Chivalry went to press, the ad placed therein innaccurately represents the weekend event as it now stands.

While the anniversary festivities have been re-scheduled, the Location:
Shire of Phoenix Glade (Fort Walton Beach, Florida)

Sir Starhelm Warlocke Passes in Meridies

Sad tidings have come from Meridies. Baron Sir Starhelm Warlocke (Michael F. Boelter) has passed away on June 25, 2008, of a heart attack while driving his truck near his home in Nashville, TN. His wife was able to get control of the vehicle and pull over.

Fighter practice in Flint Marsh

Fighters from the Shire of Flint Marsh in Jackson County, Florida recently took some time out to practice their armored combat skills. Mark Skinner from the Jackson County Floridian captured the action with his camera.

[MER] Arabian Nights

Come one come all to the 30th anniversary of the Shire of Arenal celebrated at Arabian Nights this July 4th and 5th, in Pensacola FL. This year's theme is A Mongol's Paradise XXXanadu! We are focusing on the melding of cultures resulting from the Mongol invasion of the Arabs in the 13th century.

The traditional Lion of the Desert double elimination tourney and Lord Malcolm Mcphee light weapons Rose Tourney will be held on Saturday. Location:
Shire of Arenal (Pensacola, Florida)

[MER] Western Regional Dance Practice

The Incipient Shire of Okeborne Keep will be hosting a regional dance practice on July 26, at the (air conditioned!) campus of the University of Alabama. The goal of this is to give the members of all nearby groups a chance to get together and learn some easy dances without the distractions of a full blown event. Garb is optional.

Classes will cover basic steps, simple dances from all the major Location:
Incipient Shire of Okeborne Keep (Tuscaloosa, Alabama)

Three elevated at Meridies Kingdom A&S

Bronwen, White Antelope Herald for the Kingdom of Meridies, has announced the elevation of three new Peers at the recent Kingdom A&S event in Their Majesties' Incipient Shire of Stagsgate.

[MER] July Feast

The Shire of Thorngill presents July Feast July 11 - July 13, 2008

Camp Meadowbrook: 2344 County Road 747 Cullman, AL 35055

Come join us for some great fighting , interesting classes, and great food. Fighting ‘cause our guys love to beat on others! Classes, ‘cause we all like to learn knew things or old things! And Food, because you know Thorngill loves to cook and eat and feed others! Friday night we will a chance to relax and socialize. Feel free to bring needle-work, music makers and story telling to enjoy or entertain others or possibly both. Location:
Shire of Thorngill (Cullman, Alabama)

Armor stolen in Meridies

Benedict Longsword of Monmouth reports that armor was stolen from the vehicle of Michael Ward (Ian Lowery) in Montgomery, Alabama during the weekend of May 10-11, 2008. Lord Benedict hopes that SCA members will be on the lookout for it.

[MER] All Things Middle Eastern

Come join us as we celebrate the tenth anniversary of All Things Middle Eastern!!!

  • Classes
  • Fighting -You bet!!! We'll be holding a standard list and some group tactics practice to sharpen our skills for Border Raids.
  • Dancers and drummers –bring your music and plan to share with the populace at our Saturday night Hafla, hosted by Master Salih.
  • What about food?? Prepare your stomachs for a feast of monumental Location:
    Shire Brantestone (Cullman, Alabama)

Meridies Coronation photos online

Danielle has posted photos from the recent Coronation of Caspar and Cecelia in the Kingdom of Meridies.

Count Seth winner of Meridies Spring 2008 Crown

Count Seth defeated Sir Cona in the finals of the recent Crown Tournament in the Shire of Phoenix Glade of the Kingdom of Meridies. Seth was inspired by Gwendolen. (photos online)

[MER] Regional War Practice

Greetings, The Shire of Flintmarsh would like to invite all fighters in the region of South Georgia, North Florida and South Alabama to a Regional War Practice on May 25, at Citizens Lodge Park in Marianna Florida, The site has plenty of room for manuevering and archery.

Start time is scheduled to start at noon.

There is no park fee, there are restrooms, shelters and a grill and water will be provided. Location:
Shire of Flintmarsh (Marianna, Florida)

[MID] Border Raids

Border Raids "A real non-profit event!"

June 27-29, 2008
Camp Carlson, 9210 US Route 60, Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

Join us as the forces of the Middle and Meridies once again clash on the fields of Fort Carlson in Fort Knox Kentucky. We promise plenty of melees and more fighting than you can shake a stick at.

Hosted by : College of Val d' Azure

June 27-29 2008

Site Address: Location:
College of Val d' Azure (Fort Knox, Kentucky)

Geoffrey MacDomhuill to be knighted in Meridies

Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Meridies have chosen to confer the Order of Knighthood on Master Geoffrey MacDomhuill.

Falcons fly in Okeborne Keep

V. Danielle has posted an album of photos from the recent event in Okeborne Keep (Meridies). The album includes some incredible falconry shots.

[MER] Dreamstone Tourney XXIX

The People's Barony of Bryn Madoc invites one and all to Dreamstone Tourney 29 to be held on April 18-20, 2008 at the large group camp at F.D. Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain, Georgia.

Their Excellencies Bryn Madoc invite you to Their Tourney to determine the new Champion of the Dreamstone. Other challenges await warriors and artisans alike. Come and join us for a weekend of fighting, food, and frivolity! Location:
Barony of Bryn Madoc (Pine Mountain, Georgia)

Meridies and Gleann Abhann to host A & S Faire at Gulf Wars XVII

Once again the Kingdoms of Gleann Abhann and Meridies are pleased to host the Gulf Wars Open Arts and Science Faire. This event is opened to artisans of all skill levels from the Knowne World. That's right - artisans from any Kingdom.

[MER] Golden Lily IX: Feast of Flames

Come and join the family of Beau Fort around our hearth as we celebrate the Feast of Flames on the 15th, 16th and 17th of February, 2008.

This Celtic mid-Winter celebration symbolizing the first stirring of the Earth from its icy sleep. Because this day was primarily marked by the kindling of sacred fires, we invite you to join us on Friday night for the first ever Beau Fort "Flaming Lily Tournament," a torch lit tourney that fans the flames for Saturday's traditional Golden Lily Tournament. Prizes awarded to the winner of each contest. Location:
Shire of Beau Fort (Flovilla, Georgia)

[MER] Winter Collegium

The Shire of An Dun Theine would like to invite you to join us for our Winter Collegium event scheduled next weekend Feb 2nd, 2008: Ready, Steady, War! A collegium dedicated to helping you prepare for war.

There will be plenty of classes for those gentles not attending war, as well. There will be a Laurel consultation table for you to have A&S entries critiqued; a Heraldic consultation table for you to get that Location:
Shire of An Dun Theine (Huntsville, Alabama)

[MER] MidWinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2008

The Barony of the South Downs invites you to join us for a day of Beauty and Fellowship at MidWinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2008 Saturday Only • February 9th • UUMAN • 11420 Crabapple Road • Roswell, GA 30075

Come share your Static or Performing Art projects in the beautiful sanctuary space and have them evaluated according to Kingdom A&S rules. Mingle in fellowship with fellow Artisans to discuss all manner of things as you see fit. Enjoy the delicious repast prepared as a Heavy Luncheon (buffet style). Stay for a festive Revel of combined European and Hafla music. Location:
Barony of the South Downs (Roswell, Georgia)

[MER] Baronial Brawl Birthday Bash

The Barony of The Osprey is celebrating 30 glorious years in the SCA and 15 years of being a Barony!!! In the great Kingdom of Meridies!!!!! Please come and celebrate with us on Jan 18-20 at the WOW site in Evergreen Al.

There will be lots of great fighting a menagerie of games and fun classes for the light of heart,with a hearty feast to follow Not to mention a hot travelers faire on Friday night with breakfast on Saturday Location:
Barony of The Osprey (Evergreen, Alabama)

[MER] Jour d'Amour III: Viking Love

You are invited to attend Jour d'Amour III: Viking Love and experience a weekend of fun and friends. Get your team together for the IRON GARB II competition! We are also hosting a skaldic competition and a tablet weaving contest. Come see the beautiful Valkyries escort heroic warriors off the field of battle!

As this year's event has a Viking theme, many of Shire of Drakenmere will be wearing Viking garb to help set the stage. We invite all who wish to participate by wearing Viking garb to please do so! If you need some simple patterns for ladies' wear, they can be found here: Viking Apron (can be worn over a simple T-tunic or over the Viking Underdress), Viking Underdress, Viking Cap. Viking brooches and other accessories can be found at Raymond's Quiet Press and other places on the Internet. Location:
Shire of Drakenmere (Flovilla, Georgia)

[MER] Northern Cavalry Practice

Just a friendly reminder, the Northern Cavalry Practice will be held Saturday December 29 in Mentone Alabama. We have well trained rentals available for $10 you get a horse for the day, for any level of rider from first timers to the more experienced. If you are interested in attending the practice please e-mail me off list ( so I can make arrangements for the horses. Location:
Kingdom of Meridies (Mentone, Alabama)

[MER] Saltare 2008

Come dance the night away with the Shire of Loch Cairn as it hosts Saltare! There will be classes all day and dancing all night! Other activities include a Midde Eastern Hafla, various contests, Hors D'heuvres during the evening and more!

Henry Horton State Park
4358 Nashville Hwy
Chapel Hill, TN.

Accomadations are available at Park Inn located at Henry Horton State Park. There are 72 rooms including 4 suites with kitchenettes. Each unit has 2 double beds. All rooms are carpeted, air-conditioned, and equipped with TV's and phones. For reservations call 1-866-836-6757, ask for the SCA, reservation code 1840, we have a block of rooms reserved at a special rate but the rooms will be released on December 1, 2007 so reserve NOW! Location:
Shire of Loch Cairn (Chapel Hill, Tennessee)