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Vyncent atte Wodegate to join Order of the Laurel

Master Geoffrey Matthias has announced that his apprentice Lord Vyncent atte Wodegate has been placed on vigil for elevation to the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties Eilis and Titus of the Kingdom of the West.

[WES] Spring Captaincy

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Come one, come all to the final rites of the Goddess Diana, the Ludi saeculares! These rites of Rome were four historic celebrations of pageantry, games, and sacrifices to close the six day celebration honoring the goddess Diana. In the days preceding this semi-centennial event, heralds were sent about to invite the people to a spectacle which no one had ever beheld, and which no one would ever behold again. Great sporting events and sacrifices took place in the Circus Flaminius to discourage evil deities from entering the city. Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

[WES] Duchess War

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War is a popular theme in the West ... today in the lands of Vinhold, The Mists and Cynagua meet in friendly combat to train their armies as the kingdom prepares to march north to meet our brothers in arms of An Tir in battle and then many follow their King and Queen to war at Pennsic. There are fighter practices in many areas, but in the Shire of Wolfscairn is an outstanding opportunity to hone and sharpen your warband skills. Yes ...once again...the Shire of Wolfscairn invites all to Duchess War... the best small war ever. Location:
Shire of Wolfscairn (Santa Rosa, California)

New Oerthan

Margery, Baroness of Winter's Gate reports that Lady Althea of Hraefnaec gave birth to a daughter May 1, 2008.

Photos from La Prova Dura

Gelis of Balwery has posted photos from 2008 La Prova Dura on her SmugMug website. The event took place recently in the Kingdom of the West.

[ANT] West An Tir War 2008

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West An Tir War 2008 July 3-6 2008 at the Lazy J Moore Ranch.

Lazy J Moore Ranch
96029 Euchre Cr Rd
Gold Beach Oregon

Site opens at noon on Thursday and closes at 4:00 on Sunday.

There will be two full days of war fighting on both Friday and Saturday.

A&S Tract on Friday and Saturday

Cooking Showcase organized by Duchess Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez Location:
Gold Beach, Oregon

Esmeralda of the Lakes photos from La Prova Dura 2008

Esmeralda of the Lakes has posted an album of photos from La Prova Dura on her website. The event took place recently in the Kingdom of the West.

Katherine d'Aquitaine Palatine and Noe the Saxon new Far West Baron and Baroness

Their Excellencies Katherine d'Aquitaine, Palatine Baroness and Noe the Saxon, Consort Baron report on the recent Coronet Tourney from the Palatine Barony of the Far West. The Tourney took place April 12, 2008 at the Tama Hills Military Recreation Center in Val De Draco (Tokyo, Japan)

La Prova Dura videos online

Aeschine has posted a series of videos from La Prova Dura which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West.

West Kingdom scholar wins Fulbright Scholarship

Pachomius Oneshoe reports that West Kingdom resident Lady Gabriela D'Avila (Mary Curtis) has won a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study in Spain.

[WES] Winter's Gate Spring Pas

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The Sun is returning and the gates of winter are swinging shut. We invite you to revel in the returning warmth of spring. We will start the day with a show of Prowess, Chivalry and Honor as we invite those fighters among us to challenge themselves and others upon the field of battle.

The first part of the day will involve the Tourney for the Champion of the College of St. Boniface. This tourney is open to all fighters who are willing to help the Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

West Kingdom Crown photos online

Esmeralda of the Lakes has posted photos from Sunday of the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the West.

West Kingdom Spring Crown 2008 online

Gelis of Balwery has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the West on the SmugMug website.

Sigifrith and Kamilla Lord and Lady of the Mists

Ysa reports that Sigifrith, inspired by Kamilla, was the victor of the recent Coronet in the West Kingdom's Principality of the Mists. Sigifrith defeated Ajax in the finals.

Golden Rivers Championship photos online

Aine DeLacey has posted photos from the recent Championship/Bardic Competition/Pot Luck in Golden Rivers online.

Titus Scipio Germanicus victor of West Kingdom Crown

Khevron reports that Viscount Sir Titus Scipio Germanicus was the victor of the recent West Kingdom Crown Tourney. He fought for the honor of Baroness Eilis ni Roibeard O'Boirne.

[WES] May Revel: Battle of Maldon

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Hwaet! (With all due deference to our most glorious Baron) The time has come to defend our beautiful lands from the marauding Vikings! The inlet is defrosting and those awful pillagers (apologies Your most excellent Excellency) are preparing to ride.

Since Byrhtnoth is busy elsewhere, we're going to have to take care of this problem (please don't kill the autocrat, most beneficent Baron!) ourselves. So, break out your best early period Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

[WES] Beltane Coronation

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Their Majesties invite one and all to come and bear witness to the coronation of their heirs. Come celebrate the grand traditions of the west with courts, arts & sciences, fighting, singing, dancing, and archery.

Beltane will be held at the Marie Hill Ranch, 43700 Highway 128, Cloverdale, CA 95425.

Site Hours: Site opens at noon on Friday, closes at 4pm on Sunday. Merchants will be allowed in starting at 10 am Friday. Location:
Shire of Wolfscairn (Cloverdale, California)

White Shield photos online

Brigit the Chaste reports that she has posted an album of photos from the recent White Shield event in the Kingdom of the West.

Emmerich of Vakkerfjell elevated to Pelican in the West

Mistress Etaine announced that a vigil was held March 21, 2008 to allow Master Emmerich of Vakkerfjell, OL to contemplate his elevation to the Order of the Pelican the following day.

[WES] Vinhold's Baronial Championship

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Vinhold is Invading! Save the sheep! Beware, for Vinhold has taken up arms and a Viking theme for this year's Baron's Championship.

Events to include:

  • Oar dancing
  • Norse riddles
  • "Pig" Spearing
  • Viking themed Soteltie competition
  • Siege cooking competition

There will be prizes for first place in each competition. These events will be run concurrently with our Rapier championship and our Location:
Narony of Vinhold (Napa, California)

[WES] Southern Shores New Comers Event

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You have friends, neighbors or co-workers interested in this hobby you have, but aren't sure of the best event to take or send them to? We worry not any further, this is the event in need. This event is even great for the seasoned SCA'er that would like to learn something new.

We will have a nice selection of classes that will cover things like SCA camping, fighting, lists for both the new fighter AND the Location:
Southern Shores, (San Jose, California)

[WES] Barony of Selviergard 5th Anniversary/Spring Offensive

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The Baron and Baroness of Selviergard, Sir Georg of Glacier's Edge and Katarzina Porajski invite all to join them at this momentous event in the life of Selviergard! Journey to Stephen de la Bere's holding in Willow where we shall honor our forebears in true Viking spirit with games and contests of yore – Sheep Stealing, Bear Pit heavy tourney, Rock, Beer Maid of Valhalla, an Archery contest, a Ballista competition, the most Offensive Garb Fashion Show and flying chickens! Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Willow, Alaska)

[WES] Collegium Occidentalis

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Collegium Occidentalis is comimg soon! Saturday, April 26 to be precise. Collegium will take place at the same site it did last spring: the Sierra Arden School, 890 Morse St., in Sacremento, CA.

Fun and challenging classes are planned! Here's just a few of the classes being offered:

  • How to do a feast on a shoestring budget, by Mistress Rowan
  • Tourney camping by John de la Torre Location:
    Shire of Betony Wood (Sacramento, California)

[WES] Palatine Barony of the Far West Coronet Tournament

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“BEWARE THE IDE’s OF APRIL for if YOU still wield the sword of the Palatine Baron of the Far West thou shalt perish!” THUS SETH THE GODS! Hearing this, and having sated his blood lust at Estrella, Baron Vail wisely laid aside his sword and decided to hold an Arts and Sciences Coronet Tournament on the 12th of April to select his replacement.

All Far West artisans are invited to compete for the coronet by entering their 5 best creations finished within the borders of the Far West using quill, brush, needle, etc. etc. anything but swords. ALL ARTISANS are invited to apply immediately to enter this tournament to Baron Vail and Baroness Marixsa at FWCoronet@yahoo.com. Location:
Val De Draco (Tokyo, Japan)

Esmeralda's photos from Estrella 2008

Esmeralda of the Lakes, of the Kingdom of the West, has posted her galleries of photos from Estrella War XXIV on her website.

Photos from Estrella War 2008

Duke Henrik Olsgaard offers his views of the recent Estrella War on the Photobucket website.

Heraldrydiculous hits 100!

Baron Khevron of the Principality of Oertha in the West Kingdom reports that his heraldry-related comic Heraldrydiculous has passed the 100 mark (104 at last count.)

West Kingdom's 12th Night Photos

Aine deLacey shares an album of photographs from the West Kingdom's Twelfth Night celebration.

Cynaguan Winter Investiture Photos

Lady Aine DeLacey shares her photos from the Cynaguan Winter Investiture, in the West Kingdom.