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Cynaguan Investiture photos online

Lady Aine DeLacey reports that photos from the recent Investiture in the Principality of Cynagua (Kingdom of the West) are now available to view online.

Day of Blood

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DAY of BLOOD, March 29th, 2008 Now that the Shire of Hrafnafjordr has awoken from its winter rest, we would like invite all to take part in our annual Day of Blood tournament. This event will again feature a heavy prize tourney, A&S contest of best roman footwear, a Roman Chariot Race, and we will again call for a champion of the shire. Yes that means two heavy tourneys (Blood, Blood, Blood)! Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Soldotna, Alaska)

West Kingdom 12th Night photos

Viviana Viviani has posted photos from the Kingdom of the West's 12th Night celebration on the Flickr website.

Cyrus and Gwyneth new Heirs in Oertha Coronet

Baron Khevron reports that Viscount Sir Cyrus Aurelius, fighting for Lady Gwyneth Rhiannon of the Sea, was the victor of the recent Coronet Tourney in the Principality of Oertha.

[WES] February Collegium

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Join the Barony of Selviergard as we host our second Baronial Collegium. There will be an hour set aside for a brown bag lunch in the middle of the day. No food will be provided, so please bring your own!

Date: Sat., February 9, 2007
Site: Mat-Su College, Mile 2 Trunk Rd, Palmer, AK
Open/Close: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Site Fees:
No site fee required, donations will be gratefully Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Palmer, Alaska)

[WES] Court of Love

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Fyne and Goode Folk, all! Be it knowne that the Canton of Borderwinds doth invite you to our annual Court of Love, honoring our Lady of Love and Beauty, Lady Gillian Trenowyth, and her Courageous Knight, Viscount Sir Leohtulf of the Silver Hills, our Lord Protector! Join us for a day filled with tourney fighting and a night of feasting and playful revelry!

DATE: Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 Location:
Canton of Borderwinds (Grover Beach, California)

[WES] Dyeing Workshop

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The Textile Guild is hosting a Dyeing Workshop on Feb. 2, 2008 starting at 10:00 am. The workshop will be held in Santa Clara (near San Jose, 1 hour South of San Francisco). Mistress Seelie Brianna Sutherland will be teaching.

We will be running 3 dye baths: Indigo, Cochineal, and Turmeric (with one iron and one alum mordanting). The colors we will be achieving are: blues, reds, purples, yellows, and Location:
Textile Guild (Santa Clara, California)

[WES] Heart's Revel

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Come one, come all and join the Captain in honoring the Heart of Winter's Gate, at our Heart's Revel. Come join Winter's Gate for an afternoon and evening of good fun on Saturday February 9, 2008.

There will be a favor making class for all who are interested. We will also be utilizing the site’s wonderful dance floor, so don’t forget your dancing shoes!!! The Heart's Whim is sweet treats from the Middle East. Location:
Winter's Gate (North Pole, Alaska)

DunDraCon needs you!

Margrethe Astrid Ravn reports that DunDraCon, a gaming convention that runs from February 15-18, 2008 in San Ramon, California, is looking for SCA members to serve as experts and offer demos.

West Kingdom 12th Night photos online

Gelis of Balweary has posted an album of photos on the SmugMug website from 12th Night in the Kingdom of the West.

[WES]Cynagua Investiture

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Dregal and Bronwyn, Prince and Princess of Cynagua, Request the pleasure of your company at the Celebration of the Investiture of Their Heirs, Alden and Constantina, on Saturday, January Twenty-sixth, Anno Societatis XLII.

Please join Them at Harvest Hall at Thirty-Eight Hundred Cornucopia Way in Modesto, California between the hours of ten in the morning and ten in the evening.

Following Investiture Court, Alden and Constantina invite all Combatants to participate in a double elimination Armoured Combat Tournament. The Tournament shall be open to all entrants, with the member of the Cynaguan Guard that advances the furthest to be named Capitan. Bring your armor and come test the mettle of the Cynaguan Guard. The tournament will be double elimination. Their Highnesses request that each combatant come prepared to deliver a toast during invocation. Location:
Shire of Canale (Modesto, California)

Inter-Kingdom Intensive Needlework Symposium

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The West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild and the Caidan School of Needlework invite one and all to come & enjoy classes designed for the Embroiderer seeking more in-depth instruction and historical information.

Some of the featured classes include Opus Anglicanum (Dame Richenda Elizabeth Coffin), Elizabethan Sweetbags in Depth (Baroness Eowyn Amberdrake), and Voided Work Pattern Design (Baroness Sabrina de la Location:
West Kingdom Needleworkers Guild (Torrance, California)

[WES] Crosston Dance Ball

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Didn't get enough dancing at Twelfth Night? Love to dance and didn't get to Twelfth Night? Never fear! It is time once again for the Crosston Dance Ball!

If you enjoy historical dancing to music made by live musicians, here is your chance to twinkle your toes, flex your feet, nimbly amble, sonorously stamp, and lithely leap.

Saturday 26 January

Doors open at 10 AM
Beginning at 1 PM, there will be dance instruction led by our Location:
Shire of Crosston (Santa Clara, California)

[WES] Fantastic Fairytale Fete V

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The Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, AK) is pleased to announce the fifth annual celebration of tales from all cultures!! Traditional games and contests from the previous events will include: the potluck dishes with the best fairytale pun/ connection to a traditional tale and best documentation; best bardic rendition of a traditional tale; and Rapunzel's hair braiding.

New activities this year will include the Location:
Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, Alaska)

[WES] March Madness

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As winter rushes away and spring comes forth with a symphony of color . . . blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Cast off the shackles of propriety and answer the call of mischief, mayhem, merry making and madcap frivolity. Join in the silliness and fun that is March Madness.

There will be a FOOL'S TOURNEY for both heavy and rapier and of course all are expected to show an appropriate level of foolishness in the lists. Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Fettburg Yule Feast photos online

Aine DeLacey has posted an album of photos from the recent Yule Feast in the Barony of Fettburg (West Kingdom).

[WES] Winter Hunt

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The Diablo Bowmen of Clayton, CA will host a Winter Hunt on Sunday, 1/6/08. 32 3-D animal targets (no rabbits but a few animals in trees like bears and cougars) Also a Buffalo. 2 arrows at each target. Unmarked yardage. Hunting conditions. Rain or Shine. No rangefinders. 10-8 scoring. Awards to all bow styles and classes. Starts 9 AM sharp. Registration 7 AM - 8:45 AM. Hot Breakfast and lunch will be available. Location:
Diablo Bowmen (Clayton, California)

[WES] Hawks Feast and Darkwood Winter Archery Tourney

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We look forward to welcoming you to the Winter Darkwood Archery Tourney, held this year at the Machado School in Morgan Hill. We will be running the Royal Rounds as usual, with submissions going towards IKAC ranking. Marshals and time permitting, we shall also be holding a variety of other shoots. If you have anything that you would like to see run, please contact the archery organizer at the email address below. Location:
Barony of Darkwood (Morgan Hill, California)

Golden Rivers Anniversary Banquet photos

Aine DeLacey of the West Kingdom shares photos from the recent Anniversary Banquet in Golden Rivers.

Mists Fall Investiture 2007 photos online

Martin of Rivenstar reports that his album of photos from the recent Fall Investiture 2007 in the Principality of the Mists (West Kingdom) is now available to view on the SmugMug website.

[WES] Winter's Gate Hanukkah Yule

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Oh Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah's, let's light the menorah! That's right. This year our Yule celebration will honor the ancient Festival of Lights. So put away the reds and greens and pull out your blues and whites. Bring your menorahs. Or candles and lanterns. And bring your inner child.

Activities include (but not limited to) a non-violent tournament for a peaceful yule - a Dredel Tournament; dancing; a dredel pinata; Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

[WES] Beaconsgate Boar Hunt and Feast

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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.

For those of you who may not know, a Boar Hunt is a fighting activity, with fighters armed with two maces playing the part of the Boar. Hunters are armed with spears, and hounds with daggers. There are also unarmored dogs, who seek out the boars and bark when they are discovered -- this can be a great role for a mature child accompanied by a responsible adult. If there is enough interest (and a qualified volunteer marshal), we may add a hunt for rapier fighters. Location:
Province of the Mists (El Cerrito, California)

[WES] Fighter Practice and Feast

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The Stronghold of Warriors' Gate presents Fighter Practice and Feast

When: Sunday 25 November
10:45 Meet at the Main Gate for Sign in.
11:00 Meet at Dorm 708 for Fighter Practice.
2:00 Meet at Dorn 386 for Feast.
Where: Osan AFB

Fighting: There is a BBQ pit in the middle of a Square of Dorms that includes Dorm 708 and 705. This is where we usually met for Fighter Practice. There are space for the spectators to sit and good space Location:
Stronghold of Warrior's Gate (Osan AFB, South Korea)

[WES] Vino Comperio Veritas Venator

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We invite you to come and share the day with us as our Noble Equestrian Hunters compete for the Title of "Venator!" of the Caer Darths 1st "Vino Challenge Course!" After which expect a "sport" challenge!

Don't have a horse?! You can still participate in the Hunt! We will have a Rapier Tournament! to celebrate the "Glory of the Hunt!" There will be a Spear and Javelin throwing competition! - Show off your prowess! The equestrian challenge course will be made up of obstacles that a Huntercould face while trying to complete a Quest Hunt! Location:
Barony of Caer Darth (Santa Cruz, California)

SCAdians create "care packages" for West Kingdom soldiers

Elizabeth Margarete of the Principality of Cynagua in the West Kingdom is coordinating an effort to send care packages to those serving in the Armed Services in the Middle East.

[WES] Winter Coronet 2008

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Prince Deitrich and Princess Bianca invite you to journey to the River of the Eagles January 19th and 20th, 2008 where there shall be a Grand Tournament to determine Their rightful Heirs. They invite all eligible combatants to present themselves and their consorts on the field of honor to do battle for the right to claim the coronets of Oertha. His Highness has chosen the Virtues as the theme for Winter Coronet. The chosen site is the Eagle River Lions Club with much room for pageantry both large and small. Bring your banners and display of arms! Location:
Principality of Oertha (Eagle River, Alaska)

Ciprianna Rhiannon Morgan Dotson born in West Kingdom

Proud Grandma Kateryn de Ver of An Tir reports that Ciprianna Rhiannon Morgan Dotson was born October 25, 2007 to Phillip and Ileah de Ver in the Kingdom of the West.

Alden and Constantina new Cynagua Royals

Duke Alden of Wolverton, inspired by Constantina von Ravenna, was the winner of the recent Coronet in the Principality of Cynagua (Kingdom of the West).

West Kingdom Crown Tourney photos online

Gelis of Balweary has posted photos from the recent Fall 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the West.

West Kingdom Memorial for Viscount Sir Gaius

This is the link to the West Kingdom memorial webpage for Viscount Sir Gaius Marcellus Librus Auklandus, who passed away in fall 2007.