West Kingdom

[WES] Beaconsgate Boar Hunt

Come and join the Province of the Mists for our annual holiday celebration.

The holidays are coming, and so is the Annual Beaconsgate Boar Hunt. We will be at our traditional site, Camp Herms. In addition to the Hunt during the day, we will have many activities within the hall (dancing, singing, music, games) for non-fighters and tired fighters. Please plan to bring something for your lunch if you are coming on site early. Location:
Province of the Mists (El Cerrito, California)

Archery gear stolen in West Kingdom

Iosef Braun reports that archery gear owned by William of Teufelberg was stolen from his vehicle in Concord, California October 26, 2008. He asks that the SCA community be on the lookout for the equipment.

[WES] Three Rivers Yule

Not going to Boar Hunt this year? Missing those old time Yule Revels? Let's make 'em come alive again! On December 13th come bring your banner to display and join us in that spirit to make merry at the first Three Rivers Yule Revel, hosted by the Shire of Betony Wood.

We plan to have games, a contest or two and even some good old country dancing! We are also actively looking for entertainers! If you juggle, sing, tell stories or even perform Location:
Shire of Betony Wood (Fair Oaks, California)

Photos of Great Western War and West Kingdom's October Crown Tourney online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted photos from two major events which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West: Great Western War and October 2008 Crown Tournament on his SmugMug website.

[WES] Darkwood Winter Archery Tourney / Hawks’ Feast

We look forward to welcoming you to the Winter Darkwood Archery Tourney. We will be running the Royal Rounds as usual, with submissions going towards IKAC ranking. This year the range will be set up to include shooters in the Children's Division.

Bring your banners to dress up the field! Marshals and time permitting, we shall also be holding a variety of other shoots, including combat archery. Prizes will be awarded for the highest scores! If you have anything that you would like to see run, please contact the autocrat Location:
Canton of Hawks' Haven (Morgan Hill, California)

[WES] West Kingdom 12th Night

Is this your first event? We can help. We ask that everyone who is attending make an attempt at pre-17th Century clothing. We refer to this clothing as garb. We have an officer who will bring garb for you to wear. The office is called Gold Key. Please email Gold Key (remove the spaces in the address) so that she is prepared and brings garb for you. She will be in the Courtyard room off of the hotel lobby. Location:
Shire of Canale (Santa Nella, California)

Na'arah bat Avraham to be elevated to Pelican in the West

Duchess Emma Fitzwilliam reports that Their Majesties, Uther and Kara of the Kingdom of the West have invited Na'arah bat Avraham to join the Order of the Pelican.

[WES] Crosston Dance Ball

Join Crosston for a day of medieval and renaissance dance with live musicians. Dance classes from 12-4 PM. Dinner sideboard (donations accepted) from 4-5:30 PM. For details on the dinner or dessert sideboard, please see below.

Site Location
Los Gatos History Club
123 Los Gatos Blvd.
Los Gatos CA

Site Details
Hall open 11:30am-10:30pm.

It has a lovely wooden floor, so please wear shoes with non-marking soles. Location:
Crosston Arms (Los Gatos California)

Roric and Syele new Lord and Lady of the Mists

Hirsch reports that Roric Skogan and Syele von der Rosen are the new Prince and Princess of the West Kingdom's Principality of the Mists.

[WES] Yule

Their Excellencies Broeck and Margaret Anne, Eighth Baron and Baroness invite one and all to celebrate the Yule season with them at the baronial hunting lodge.

There will be fighting, feasting and artisan contests to fill the day and a tree to trim. The Baroness will choose a champion during the heavy fighter tourney. An Arts and Sciences

Champion will be chosen from entrants in the following contests: Personal banners and Sweet Breads in any mode-extra points for gluten free recipes and of course, documentation. Feast will be hearty and family style. Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

[WES] Turkey Tourney

Join us at the Canton of Hawks Haven's annual Turkey Tourney on November 1, 2008! One turkey will be awarded to the top belted fighter and one to the top unbelted fighter. Finally, you can bring home a turkey that will pay tribute to your heroism and martial prowess!

To add a little dramatic flair to our tourney, we would love for all fighters to bring along a banner or pennant with their Location:
Canton of Hawks Haven (Morgan Hill, California)

[WES] Yule Feast

Come join us for games, competitions, silent auction, a potluck feast, and general revelry.

For the potluck, try to be medieval: A-G, Side Dishes; H-L, Salads; N-S, Soup/Stew; T-Z, Desserts. Competitions: Best Dressed Table, Best Toast to Baroness Cassandra, Dandy Guess Game (separate for children and adults), Blue Bowl Cooking competition (anything with ginger - documentation not required). A silent "Door Prize" will be held during the event. If you would like to donate an item for the silent auction or the "Door Prize" bring the item to the business meeting in November or email in the details and bring it to the event. There will be a Toys for Tots collection during the event. Bringing a toy will get you five prize tickets. Special Prizes TBA. Location:
Barony of Fettburg (Manteca, California)

[WES] Cynagua Fall Coronet 2008

Their Highnesses Marc and Arianwen call upon the populace to witness the selection of Their Heirs at a Coronet Tournament on Saturday. On Sunday, there will be two tournaments: One to determine the next Prima Spada, and also a Toys for Tots Tournament. Price for entry into the Toys for Tots competition is one brand new toy costing $10 or more. Get more fighting in and help make a child smile this holiday season! There will be a Heavy fighter field and a Rapier field. Please contact Duchess Emma Fitzwilliam for more information. Location:
Principality of Cynagua (Herald, California)

[WES] Yule Feast

The Barony of Rivenoak proudly invites you to sample the delightful culinary artistry of Padraig Mathmathuna. Their most benevolent and gracious Excellencies Baron Gwyn & Baroness Lori have commandeered a sumptuous five course Welsh feast to tantalize the senses!

We will have dancing, singing, & much merriment! There will be a "Celebration of Winter" table decorating contest as well (points Location:
Barony of Rivenoak (Oroville, California)

[WES] Fall Baronial Coronet Tourney of the Far West

After some false starts, the new NEW date for the Fall Coronet Tourney of the Far West has been set. November 16, 2008.

When: Baronial Coronet tourney will be held on Sunday the 16th of November, 2008.
Who: Vale de Draco will host. The Baroness and Baron of the Far West Katherine and Noe will autocrat.
Where: The site will be in central Tokyo, at Tintagel, near Mejiro station. Directions are below. Location:
Vale de Draco (Tokyo, Japan)

Duke Jade wins West Kingdom Crown Tournament

Baroness Katya reports that Duke Jade of Starfall was the victor of the recent West Kingdom Crown Tournament at Great Western War. His Grace was inspired by Mistress Catherine Lorraine of Stonegate Manor.

[WES] All Hallows Feast

All Hallows Feast Barony Of Vinhold The Emperors Holy Holiday or A Landsknechts Food Tour of Western Europe

November 15th, 2008
Barony of Vinhold (Napa, CA)
1pm – 10pm

The picking season is done and the vineyards have yielded a wondrous bounty this year. To help celebrate, the Barony of Vinhold will be offering their All Hallows Feast for those who desire warm halls, great food, good drinks, and laughter-filled conversations. Location:
Barony Of Vinhold (Napa, California)

[WES] Mists Bardic

Feasting season is upon us and now is the time that we join in warm company to listen to poem and song as we bear witness to the competition for the next Bard of the Mists.

The site will open on Saturday November 8 at 10 a.m. for set up with competitions beginning at 1 pm.

The competition this time will consist of the same traditional five rounds:

  • First: A period piece. Location:
    Principality of the Mists (Santa Clara, California)

Sæunn Egilsdóttir to be elevated in the West

Mistress Eireannach nic Ghiolla Chainnigh reports that Baroness Sæunn Egilsdóttir has been invited to become a member of the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties Uther and Kara of the West.

[WES] Oertha's Winter Coronet

Hail Oertha! Prinz Karl Helweg and Prinzessin Elisa von Sophey cordially invite you to a very Landsknecht Coronet, to be held the 17th and 18th of January, 2009 at University of Alaska Anchorage’s Student Union, in the Den.

Site information:
Site will be open from 10 AM until 10 PM on Saturday and from 10 AM until 6 PM Sunday

Site fee will be set as follows:
Adults - $20
Children under 12 - $15 Location:
Principality of Oertha (Anchorage, Alaska)

Rapier fighter runs for office in Napa, California

Opponents of 35-year-old single mom Amber Martin for a City Council seat may want to think twice. This lady puts on armor and fights with a rapier.

The First Knight of the Society has Passed Away

The First Knight of the Society, Sir Ardral Argo Ver Kaeysc, also known as David the Herald, and known in modern times at David Bradley, died in his sleep on Thursday, September 11, 2008.

[WES] Collegium Desertorum

You know that you want to come. The classes are varied and interesting.

Collegium Desertorum
September 27-28
877 Ralston St
Reno, Nv. 89503

We have classes planned in many diverse areas of interest so there will be something for everyone. There are classes planned in brewing, cooking, fighting, history, and many more fascinating subjects.

Site Information: Site fee is $7 for members and $10 for non-members. Site opens at 9:30 am, with classes to start at 10 am both days. Site closes at 5 pm each day. Please contact the autocrat to arrange crash space if needed. Location:
Province of Silver Desert (Reno, Nevada)

[WES] Harvest Colligium

Hear Ye Hear Ye As the Echoes of Summer Fade We are Rolling out the Welcome Mat of Colored Leaves, and Welcoming you to the Shire of Hrafnafjordr where we will be holding a Harvest Colligium attended by her Highness Prinzessin Elisa on Saturday and Sunday Nov 1st & 2nd at the Kenaitize Elder Center in Kenai, Alaska (1000 Mission Ave.)

We will have classes both days, and at this time some of the classes available will be Period Dance (taught by Her Highness), Metal Smithing, History of Period Illumination, Silk Ribbon Rose Making, Round and Flat Braid Kumihimo Braiding, Viking Wire Knitting, On Hands Cooking Class Making Period Stuffing, and a Special Bread Pudding, Team Amazing Brain Games, Beginning games like Mancala, Backgammon, Cribbage, and a few others to be announced, Small Wood Breakdown Table, History of the Roman Coliseum Games. Depending on schedules we will possibly have Period Shoes Working From Your Last to Leather, and Naalbinding, The Making of Miniature Trebuchets, and then a Marshmallow Fight to see how they work, and Chain Maille From Scratch. Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Kenai, Alaska)

[WES] Newcomers Feast

Come and join us as we welcome newcomers to our group with a Russian style feast. There will be classes, games, and entertainment. There will also be rapier fencing during the day. An adult bardic will be held after the event for those 21 and up. Please contact the autocrat for more information.

Site Information:
St. Mary's Gym
2934 Mill Bay Rd
Kodiak AK 99615.

Site opens at 9 am and closes at 9 pm. Location:
Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, Alaska)

[WES] Baroness' Masked Ball

Darkwood's most gracious Baroness Liesel invites you to a Masked Ball, where you will join her in a Russian Faerie Tale. The day will be filled with social entertainments, such as period games and A&S classes on mask making and dance. In the evening there will be a Russian feast prepared by Anton Barsuk. Please contact the head cook with any food restrictions. Following dinner, there will be dancing and a mask competition. Location:
Barony of Darkwood (Santa Cruz California)

Song fest in Winter's Gate

Baron Khevron has posted a video of Lady Clover singing Feasting Day by Tania Opland at the Captaincy event in Winter's Gate (Alaska) on YouTube.

Dauid ap Morgant Dinefwr elevated to Pelican in the West

Allison de Saint-Loup reports that Their Majesties of the West have elevated Dauid ap Morgant Dinefwr to the Order of the Pelican at the recent Purgatorio event.

[WES] Time for Tudor: Elizabeth's Sea Dogs

Have you ever wanted to sail the seas in search of Adventure? Have you ever had a hankering to just dig in the dirt hoping to find "Treasure". Have you ever wished that your sailing could win you riches and perhaps the favor of royalty?

Come one, Come all to an evening of Pirates and Privateers as we celebrate our nautical heritage. With Song, dance and celebration.

There will be fun for the young and of course the young at heart!! Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

[WES] Borgia Feast

Lucrezia Borgia is giving a feast in honor of her father, the Pope, but beware, there is poison in the air. Caution is your only hope. Come to the feast and see who will be the last noble standing in this game of trust and betrayal. For those that wish to come and just watch the spectacle, items will be provided to ensure your safety. There will be a cap of 60 tickets sold, as the Pope is in his elder years and large crowds leave him ill. Location:
Canton of Caer Darth (Santa Cruz, California)