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"Day of Blood" sparks interest of Peninsula Clarion

Every year the Shire of Hrafnafjordr in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula meets at the "Day of Blood" event to select the shire's heavy weapons champion. This year Joseph Robertia, a reporter for the Peninsula Clarion investigated to discover what the SCA was all about.

Photos from Spring 2009 Mists Coronet online

Santiago reports that he has posted an album of photos on his SmugMug website from the Spring 2009 Coronet which took place in the Principality of the Mists, West Kingdom.

Photos from 2009 Mists/Cynagua War online

Miyake Nobuhiro has posted his album of photos from the recent Mists/Cynagua War in the Kingdom of the West on his Flickr website.

Katherine d'Aquitaine winner of the Barony of the Far West Spring Coronet Tournament

Friar Jak reports that Lady Katherine d'Aquitaine was the winner of the Barony of the Far West Spring 2009 Coronet Tournament and will serve as Palatine Baroness. Lord Rothri deRoss placed second and will serve as Baron.

West King March 2009 Crown Tournament photos online

Áine de Lacy has created a large album of photos from the March 21, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. The event took place at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, California.

Court photos from Beltane 2009

Sir Anluan Trelaine reports that he has created an album of photos taken recently at the Beltane event in the Kingdom of the West.

Sigifrith Hauknefr knighted in the West

Duchess Kara Baraksdottir reports that Sigifrith Hauknefr was elevated to the Order of the Chivalry at the recent 2009 Beltane event in the Kingdom of the West.

[WES] Winter's Gate Captaincy

A call resounds through the forests and hills of our beloved homeland unto the bravest and boldest warriors of the north! The time has arrived once again to select a new Captain of Winter's Gate. Many mighty warriors will fall in the quest to select the most worthy, but it is a sacrifice we are willing to accept, and will honor the fallen with much pomp and circumstance.

[WES] Cynagua Spring Coronet

The time has come to once again journey to the unpredictable mountains of Quincy; expect the unexpected in terms of weather as Their Highnesses host the tournament to dertermine their successors on Sunday morning.

[WES] Far West Spring Coronet Tournament

The Palantine Barony of Far West Spring Coronet will be held in Okinawa, Japan May 30-31, 2009 at Marek Park, Kadea Air Force Base.

[WES] May Revel

The base Earl Tostig Godwinson has sailed for Norway! Rumor has it he has gone to recruit the Viking Harald Hardrada to overthrow his brother, Harold Godwinson, and claim England for his own. Though this is likely a lie spread by northern malcontents, Harold has summoned the fyrd to Yorkshire to confront and re-direct any confused Norwegians.

Danegeld Tor Championship and Mini-Collegium photos online

Áine de Lacy reports that she has created an album of photos from the recent Championship and Mini Collegium which took place recently in the Shire of Danegeld Tor, Kingdom of the West.

[WES] Spring Offensive: The Search for the Holy Grail

Are you strong as the black knight or do you flee from the knights of Nee? Can you survive the attack of the cross bunny? Come celebrate spring in Selviergard.

[WES] Kingdom Arts and Sciences Tournament

This year, the theme is Pilgrims and Pilgrimage. Take part in the 8 Round Hercules Challenge, or the 8 Legged Race! Register your team NOW! As always, there will be numerous classes in the Arts and Sciences in various fields. Fighters, don't think we've left you out! There will be classes and activities for hard suit, rapier and equestrians. Want to teach a class? There is still time to add YOUR class to the schedule.

Historic photo proves early equestrian participation

Those who believe that equestrian activities are new in the Society for Creative Anachronism, will want to pay a visit to the The History of the Kingdom of The West: The First Coronation and Crown Tournament website and view the photo of Henrik of Havn.

Alden and Constantina: Heirs to the West

Megan reports that, at the March 21, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West, Duke Alden of Wolverton defeated Duke Connor to become Heir to the Throne of the West.

Shire of Earngyld becomes full status group

Elisa von Sophey, Seneschal of the Shire of Earngyld, has announced that Their Majesties of the West have signed the petition making Earnglyd a full status chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The announcement was made March 21, 2009.

Golden Rivers Championship Tournament photos online

Lady Áine de Lacy shares her photos from the recent Golden Rivers Championship Tourney which took place February 21, 2009 in Carmichael California in the Kingdom of the West.

[WES] Ice Saints/Beltane

The snow is melting, the grass is coming back, and Earngyld is growing. Come join us for a day of dancing, games and celebration as the Shire moves to full status. There will be a display table for everyone to show off any arts and sciences project they are working on. There will be snacks and meats, but feel free to bring period foods to share. For those interested in fighting there will be practice on Sunday.

Cynagua Investiture Photos

Emma Westbrook shares her photos from the recent Investiture in the Principality of Cynagua, Kingdom of the West.

Cynaguan Winter 2009 Investiture Photos online

Aine de Lacy shares her photos from the January 31, 2009 Winter Investiture in the Principality of Cynagua (Kingdom of the West).

[WES] Spring Fools Tourney

Spring is here and the Barony of Rivenoak is celebrating in high style!!! We're pulling out all our tricks for a fun filled afternoon that will include, but not be limited to, some serious fighting, both hardsuit and rapier. Some silly fighting, a pilgrimage to the Fountain of Trivia, some dancing, lots of eating,... munch... munch.. munch. Some string games and some chair games. But most of all SOME EGG GAMES!!!

Oerthan Winter 2009 Coronet photos online

Baron Khevron has posted an album of photos from the recent Winter 2009 Coronet in the Principality of Oertha (Kingdom of the West) on his Photobucket website.

[WES] Fantastic Fairytale Fete VI

The Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, AK) is pleased to announce the sixth Fantastic Fairytale Fete, a celebration of tales from all cultures.

Video of Oertha Winter 2009 Coronet on YouTube

Merewyn of Ynys Taltraeth has posted several videos of the recent Winter 2009 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West, on YouTube.

[WES] Golden Rivers Championship and Bardic Competition

Zaid and Louise, the Lord-Champion and Lady of Golden Rivers invite you to witness the next Champion and their Consort. The day will start with fighters upon the field, and end with a potluck feast to celebrate. Mistress Danae Fitzroberts will also be teaching a class on silk banner making during the day, time to be announced at the event.

[WES] La Fiesta de los Ojos de Marzo

Oye! Oye! Oye! Come and join the populace of Bestwode Shire for our Spring Feast. There will be merriment a plenty as contests of skill, Archery, Weapon Throwing and Heavy Fighting commence throughout the day. There will also be entertainment, an auction, and a table top siege engine competition.

[WES] West Kingdom Purgatorio Coronation

Come experience a Coronet Tournament, a Grand Coronation, and an Investiture as only Oertha can offer!

[WES] Court of Love

The Lord of Grace and Honor, Godric of Castlemont, invites all nobles of good heart to share their dream and rekindle their passion for the SCA with newcomers at The Court of Love. Join us for a day of tournaments (heavy, rapier, and foam), to be followed by an evening of Frivolous Feasting Festivities based on the 100 Year Wars. Special prices for newcomer entrants.

[WES]Archery Spring Hunt and Novelty Shoot

Please make note on your planning calendar that Sunday, May 31, 2009 has been approved by the West Kingdom Seneschal for the Teufelberg Shire (Clayton, CA in the Mists) Archery Spring Hunt and Novelty Shoot.