Middle Kingdom

Rendezvous at the Bridge XVIII

Shire of Riviere Constelle presents Rendezvous at the Bridge -- XVIII September 21-23, 2007, Lincoln State Park, Lincoln City, Indiana

Featuring: William Marshall style heavy weapons tourney, fencing tourney, many A&S Classes, adult and youth populace-vote A&S competition, coursing of the Queen's greyhounds, bardic circle, dancing, Harald Hardraada Pinatas for children and children-at-heart, breakfast, lunch & feast. Location:
Shire of Riviere Constelle (Lincoln City, Indiana)

Equestrians muster at Pontoon Beach

On July 21, 2007, 17 members of the Barony of Shattered Crystal brought their mounts to Pontoon Beach, Illinois to practice their equestrian skills. Scott Cousins of the Granite City Press-Record has the story.

Visitors may find "Havoc in Hastings"

In a press release from the Historic Charlton Park in the Battle Creek (Michigan) Enquirer, visitors are invited to find Havoc in Hastings at the Canton of Three Walls' event scheduled for September 1, 2007.

Klash of the Kingdoms

OUT OF THE MISTS OF TIME A forgotten tradition is being restored. An opportunity to relive past glories. A chance to renew old friendships and make new ones. A truly family oriented event with fun and games for one and all.

Guardians of the Northern Border of the Midrealm is pleased to announce the SECOND "ALMOST ANNUAL" KLASH OF THE KINGDOMS In the Independent Shire of Starleaf Gate The Kingdom of the Midrealm and their Allies Location:
Shire of Starleaf Gate (Ruthven, Ontario)

Midrealm makes new Peers at Pennsic!

Their Majesties Dag and AnneMarie of the Middle Kingdom have elevated two of Their subjects at Pennsic XXXVI.

House Paragon Keep

The SCA Household of Syr Kyppyn Kirkcaldy and Duchesse Sabine de Rouen, located in the Middle Kingdom, Barony of Flaming Gryphon. The household is composed of many fighters, artisans, and good gentles dedicated to service in the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Harvest Days

This year Harvest Days will be holding the Kingdom Tournament of Chivalry, in which Knights stand ready to fight unbelted fighters from across the Kingdom. Unbelts have the opportunity to trade blows with the Knights of the Kingdom for training purposes, or to test their skill.

After the TOC we will be holding our Traditional Tavern Brawl, in which combatants bring unusual and humorous duct tape foam weapons. Children are encouraged to create their own foam projectiles during children's activities and add to the festivities by targeting their favorite fighter. Location:
Dayton, Ohio

Midrealm takes Pennsic War

Couldn't make Pennsic but wonder how the battles shook out? The online edition of the Pennsic Independent has the answers with reports from DonalBane of Blakmers

Many Thanks to the Chroniclers of the Oaken Region

I would like to thank all the wonderful Chroniclers of the Oaken Region of the Middle Kingdom for all the work they have done.

Being a Chronicler is often a thankless, and over-looked position. However, it is by the efforts of the Chroniclers that our wonderful history as an organisation is recorded. Without the Chroniclers, we would not have much, if any, history of how the SCA has grown.

Saxon Summer VII

Come and participate in heavy fighting, archery, thrown weapons, fencing, classes, games and feasting.

Saxon Summer VII: Saxons, Dregs, and Rock and Roll
September 14th 15th & 16th , 2007
Presented by the Shire of Rivenvale

Site: Chestnut Ridge Park and Campground, 6486 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Hubbard, OH 44425, (330) 534-2352 (This is a fully handicapped accessible site with no stairs) Sorry- No pets are allowed. Location:
Shire of Rivenvale (Hubbard, Ohio)

Evansville warriors battle in the park

Members of the Shire of Riviere Constelle in Evansville, Indiana recently held a demo in Wesselman Park to the delight of onlookers. "We'd never heard about this or been to it, and Jeremy is kind of interested, so we decided to come down," said Angie Gish, who attended with her 13-year-old son. (photo)

Fighting at Border Skirmish

Sir Tom T. reports on fighting activities at the recent Border Skirmish which took place between the Kingdoms of Northshield and the Midrealm.

Midsummer War on the Moor II

Moor fighting, moor feasting, moor fun... (and probably moor typical July weather) that you can shake a stick at!

Evergreen Hollow Park
West Evergreen Ave
Effingham, IL 62401

Site opens 9:00am and closes 10:00pm. Bring your day shades and settle in. Site is DRY. The List field opens at 10 AM Standard SCA time.

Fees: Site Fee $3 (Does not include NMS); Feast $6. Feast limited to Location:
St. Carol on the Moor (Effingham, Iillinois)

Butt's and Bale's III

It's almost time to load up the war wagon and come to the Third Annual Middle Kingdom all thrown weapons event - Butt's and Bale's III! on June 23rd.

Because of a problem it is not advertised in the Pale so download the event info at http://www.shireofdragonsvale.org/butts%20and%20bales.htm

The Shire of Dragon's Vale is hosting this thrown weapons only event Location:
Shire of Dragon's Vale (Cromwell, Indiana)

Middle Kingdom Grete Boke Online

The Middle Kingdom Grete Boke, a culmination of the efforts of many scribes and artisans over several years, is now displayed online.

Chivalry rules at Indiana middle school

A day of dueling knights in armor, medieval dancing and games was in store recently as members of the Shire of Greyhope visited Hebron (Indiana) Middle School. James D. Wolf of the Post-Tribune had the story.

Midrealm Crown Tourney Photos

Lady Elisa from the Barony of Cleftlands has posted two excellent photo album from the Middle Kingdom's combined A&S and Crown Tourney event.

Palymar & Aislinn Heirs in Midrealm

HG Duke Sir Palymar of the Two Baronies and HE Countess Aislinn de Richemont are the new Crown Prince and Princess in the Midrealm.

Baron Wars X

Who would have thought that 10 years ago this small (only 600 people showed up) event would grow to be the amazing event that it is today. Over the years we have weathered some of the worst that North West Ohio in May can throw at you. It has been hot (in the early years it was) and cold (down to 38°F) and windy (we had a tornado touch down within 2 miles of the site once) and wet. But mostly it has been wet. Every year we have prayed for sunny, warm and dry weather, but every year the weather just laughs at us and sits a low pressure zone overhead. Location:
Marche of the Marshes (Perrysburg, Ohio)

Border Skirmish IV: YAARRH

Ahoy there, mateys! Sail yer ships to Lily Lake for a weekend of piratical fun! Thar be classes in all kinds of arts’n’sciences skullduggery, merchants t’ lighten yer sea-chests and kit ye out proper, and o’ course all the fightin’ and bow-shootin’ and throwin’ ye could ask fer. (It’s a MIDLANDS REGIONAL WAR PRACTICE!)

We’ve got lots ‘o harborage to anchor yer tents, a lunch tavern, an’ showers with HOT WATER t’ rinse the salt off ye! On Saturday we’ll feast on a roast piggie, then ye can enjoy the bardic bonfire or dance at th’ Pirate’s Ball (so bring out yer best bib’n’tucker, modern or garb). The site is WET (of course) and reasonably handicap-accessible. No electrical or water hookups are available for RVs, sorry. Location:
Ravenslake & Caer Anterth Mawr (Lakemoor, Illinois)

16th Century Clothing -Swiss!

I need some help researching and recreating clothing for my personna. He is a mid 16th century Swiss (Canton of Bern, somewhere rural) Anabaptist. The main difficulty here is finding just what the early Anabaptists dressed like, my research has led me to believe it will be something of a simplified version of common peasant clothes of that time -peasant clothes are hard to find too. I already (mostly) know about regular shirts, pants, etc. What I need to know is what would be authentic regarding Jackets/coats, vests, etc.

Middle Kingdom Royal University of the Midrealm (RUM) & War College

In the name of Their Royal Majesties of the Midrealm, the Marche of Gwyntarian shall sally forth to provision the Kingdom with RUM (and a War College)!


Join us for a day of learning, lunch, feast and pirate-themed fun!

Teachers, please contact the Dean of the College your class best fits: http://www.midrealm.org/rum/ Location:
Marche of Gwyntarian (Akron, OH)

Wright State University trebuchet competition held

Master Phillip the Pilgrim reports that Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio recently held a trebuchet competition as a way to get high school students interested in science.

Border Raids

Rumbles of discontent are being heard on the Northern Borders. It's once again time to sharpen your swords, feather your arrows and join their Meridien Majesties as they meet the forces of the Dragon Crown on the field at Border Raids.

June 22 thru 24, 2007
Camp Carlson, 9210 US Route 60, Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

Join us as the forces of Meridies and the Middle 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. Location:
Kingdom of Meridies (Fort Knox, Kentucky)

Border Keep Hosts an SCA Birthday Party

Come Join Us as We Celebrate the Society's 41'st Birthday!

Hosted by the Barony of Middle Marches and the Incipient Canton of Border Keep
Place: Barlow Fairgrounds at the intersection of SR 339 at SR 550, Barlow, OH
Date: Saturday May 5th, 2007
Time: 9am - 9pm (Anyone left after 9pm will be considered part of the cleanup crew)
Troll: $8 pre-reg, $9 at the door
Feast: $9 pre-reg, $10 at the door Location:
Incipient Canton of Border Keep (Barlow, Ohio)

Fun with Weasels

On May 4-6, 2007 The Iron Weasel and Wire Weasel will come back for another year. This year they are joined by their little brother, the Weasel Pup!

Ever wonder what the SCA would do with the Ironman Triathalon? Well this is your answer.

The various Weasel events are 3 part competitions to find the best all around warrior in Heavy Armored Combat (Iron Weasel), Rapier Combat (Wire Weasel), or Youth Boffer (Weasel Pup). Each competitor will compete in a fighting tournament, archery competition and dance competition, ALL in full gear! Location:
Shire of Eastwatch (Burton, Ohio)

Melee at Roswell: A Very Civil War

Join the Marche of Alderford as they host "discussions" between Their Excellencies of Brendoken and the Middle Marches. After last year's collaboration to fend off the Duchy of Lozengy, there's the matter of whether or not taxes are owed .

Melee at Roswell: A Very Civil War
(That's our story and we're sticking to it)

In the Barony of Brendoken
July 13-15, 2007
B&A Primative Weapons Club Location:
Marche of Alderford (Roswell, Ohio)

Sotleties and Subtleties Display at Midrealm Coronation

In honor of Their Most Royal Majesties Dag and AnneMarie, a display will be held at their Coronation featuring and promoting the art, science, and craft of Sotelties and Subtleties.

North Oaken Regional Arts and Sciences Competition

North Oaken Regional Arts and Sciences Competition And Baronial Standard Bearer's Competition

April 21, 2007

Site opens at 9:30 am and closes at 7 pm

• Standard Bearer's Tournament Information •
The Champion d'arc competition will happen rain or shine, however there is no indoor space for rapier or Heavy Weapons so those competitions will happen outdoors at the discretion of the Marshals in charge. See the Activities page for more information. Location:
Barony of the Cleftlands (Willoughby, Ohio)

Encampment at the Castle VII

Encampment at the Castle VII June 22, 23, & 24, 2007 at The Mansfield Reformatory

The Mansfield Reformatory
100 Reformatory Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44905

Pre-register with the Event Steward by June 15, 2007:
$9.00 per adult for the weekend (Max $27 per family)
$6.00 per adult Saturday only
Ages 6 to 13 half price
5 and under - free
A $3.00 surcharge applies to all adult non-member admissions Location:
Marche of Three Towers (Mansfield, Ohio)