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West Kingdom

Summer Solstice

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Come one come all and get ye to Hrafnafjr's first ever Summer Solstice Event!

Join us as we celebrate the mighty summer and all its glory! We will start with a Rapier Tournament to test the mettle all those who wield steel! This will be a "Defend Your Honor" tourney and you better come with your best wit for fun. This will be followed with a Heavy Combat Tournament that will test the endurance of all who dare to enter. You will fight a Gauntlet of men until you have fought every one who enters. Then you will take your place at the rear of the gauntlet and the next takes their place. If all goes well there may be Location:
Hrafnafjor (Nikiski, Alaska)

Sir Sagan's Workshop II

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SAGAN IS COMING! SAGAN IS COMING!! IT IS TRAINING TIME AGAIN!

Heavy and Rapier fighters:
Mark your Calendars for Friday July 27th , Saturday July 28th, and Sunday July 29th. This is a continuation of what we studied last year with Sir Sagan. I have posted the notes from his last visit to the Oerthan List under "Files". It is recommended that you access these notes as a refresher, and study up. That way we can take full advantage of his training in the limited time frame. Location:
Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Barony of the Far West championship video online

SCA members from the Barony of the Far West (Korea) have posted a video of the recent 2007 Baronial Coronet Heavy Weapons Championship on YouTube.

Ximon Martillo de Cordoba to be elevated at West June Crown

Mistress Alison Gray and Countess Aricia Jehanne Deveraux are pleased to announce the elevation of Ximon Martillo de Cordoba, formerly of Ansteorra, to the Order of the Pelican.

Equestrium Photos

Lady Zinaida Or'Shinaia has posted a nice album of photos from equestrian activities at Equestrium in the Kingdom of the West.

First event flyer

Among the mementos of the West Kingdom's SCA history collection is the very first event flyer for an "International Tournament" in celebration of spring in Berkeley, California.

Spring Coronet in Warriors' Gate

Lord Larian of the Stronghold of Warriors' Gate in the Palantine Barony of the Far West (South Korea) reports on the group's recent Spring Coronet.

Beltane Coronation photos online

Lady Margrethe reports that Lady Gellis has posted two albums of photos from the recent Beltane Coronation in the Kingdom of the West.

Two to be elevated at West Kingdom Crown Tournament

Viscount Richard de Camville has announced that a vigil will be held June 22, 2007 for Sir Bjorn Jorsalfar of Bearhaven, OL and Mistress Hilarie the Puppeteer, OL who will be elevated into the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties Jade and Kaaren of the West Kingdom at Their Crown Tourney the following day.

Summer Revel (Mid-Summer Feast)

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My Lords and Ladies, the good people of Fendrake Marsh invite you, one and all, to join our fair shire, for a night of feasting and frivolity. Feast will be served at 5pm (please adjust for SCA time differential). Menu includes; Salad, butters, fruits, cheese, rotisseried chicken, saffron rice, spiced pear stew, roast beef, seasoned cauliflower, stuffed eggs, gingerbread, and fine cakes.

June 9, 2007 Location:
Shire of Fendrake Marsh (Fallon, Nevada)

Cal Day with the SCA

Students celebrated "Cal Day" recently with swing dancing and a demo by the local SCA group.

Mists Spring Investiture

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Come celebrate as Their Highnesses of the Mists, Brion of Bellatrix and Lady Ysabella Dolfin, welcome Their Heirs, Leon von Schrecken & Muirgheal nic Cord. It should to be a wonderful day, with fighting, dancing, and laughter. In the evening there will be a feast prepared by Sylvie la Chardonnière and her crew.

Site Information
The site is Odd Fellows Hall
545 Pacific Ave
Santa Rosa CA 95404 Location:
Principality of the Mists (Santa Rosa, California)

Border Wars North War Faire

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To Arms! To Arms! There have been rumors of unrest and raids in the lands along Selviergard's northernmost borders! It has come time to march in defense of our lands! Sharpen your swords, make ready your armor! For on June the sixteenth we march North to the battlefield of Tolsona.

Tolsona Campground, Glennallen, AK
June 16 & 17, 2007

Not only fighters, but all of the populace are encouraged to come and Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Glennallen, Alaska)

West Kingdom Crown Tourney photos online

Lady Esmeralda of the Lakes has once again created a wonderful album of SCA photos, this time from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West.

An Tir/West War

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THIS IS A CALL TO ARMS! AN TIR ONCE AGAIN SUFFERS FROM INCURSIONS FROM THE WEST, AND AN TIR WILL ANSWER WITH HER ARMIES! THE TIME HAS COME TO DEFEND OUR BORDERS AGAINST OUR FOES er friends?!

The site opens at 10am on June 29th for preregged and merchants and 1pm for everyone else. Gate fees are US$15 for adult members NMS applies to all adult nonmembers, and US$10 for those 12-17. US$5 Children 6-11 and 5 and Location:
Kingdom of An Tir (Gold Beach, Oregon)

May Captaincy

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Come join the Barony of Winter's Gate as it celebrates the month of many moons! This May includes two moons, called the Flower Moon and the Blue Moon. The usual Captaincy activities are expected: tourney to select the Captain of the Militia to lead our barony during the Border War Faire, a fabulous potluck feast, the pageantry of our noble courts, and children's activities which will include a stick weaving class, A&S classes will consist of Advanced Kumihimo, Drop Spindle, and Heraldry 101: placement. Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

May Revel

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Dust off your pavilions and air out your bedclothes, the camping season is once again upon us. And what better way to start the year off than with Highland Games! So Lads and Lassies, gather around the field and watch as those who are brave enough compete in Scottish wrestling, tug o'war, the axe hold, the weight walk and our own version of caber tossing!

For those who choose not to compete in the more physical part of the Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Ysabella, Prinzessin von dem Mists, reports on Coronet

Ysabella, Princess of the Principality of the Mists in the West Kingdom, reports on the recent Principality Coronet.

Mists Coronet photos online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted photos from the recent Coronet tournament in the Principality of the Mists (West Kingdom).

SCA honored by Ed Levin park system

Master Duncan Vitrarius, Seneschal, Principality of the Mists, reports that his group has been honored by the Santa Clata Regional Parks Department as the 2006 volunteer group of the year.

3rd Silver Desert Pas and Feast

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Spring is upon us again. The Silver Desert will be hosting a Pas d'Armes to celebrate joy in all things new and renewed. This year we will be exploring German traditions of the tournament style. We will have passes at the barrier, Grande Melees, and honorable challenges to fill the day. All participants in the gallery and on the field are encouraged to bring your banners, pennants, and other heraldic display to adorn the tourney field, and hall. After the tournament, there will be a feast to fill our bellies and pass the evening. In between courses, join us for dancing, gaming, and Location:
Province of Silver Desert (Sparks, Nevada)

Newcomers' Tourney and A&S

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The Province of Southern Shores cordially invites you to Newcomers Tourney, with activities for almost every interest and activity level! We encourage everyone to bring anyone who is relatively new or someone who is coming back after a sabbatical from the SCA. If you are a current member, come learn something new or compete in the prize tourney!

The tourney is divided into three sections: those who have been fighting less than 1 year, less than two years, and a Prize Tourney open to all fighters. We are also having our Fourth Annual Used Armor Garage Sale. We invite those with cast-off/well-loved armor to bring it to sell or donate at our armor garage sale. Remember that one man’s scrap is another man’s armor! Location:
Province of Southern Shores (Campbell, California)

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.

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

Make your best way to Hwy 101. from the South: go north on Hwy 101 to Cloverdale, *take the Hwy 128 WEST/ Boonville exit. Follow Hwy 128 for approximately 12.5 miles. The site will be on the right side of the road. from the north: travel south on Hwy 101 to Cloverdale, follow from * above. Location:
Shire of Wolfscairn (Cloverdale, California)

Spring Offensive

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O, how tacky can you get? Selviergard's annual springtime ritual is back! The site this year is between a cemetery and a farm... so we can wake the dead just so long as we don't rattle the cattle!

Three – count `em – Three Offensive Contests! –Awards will be given for the most offensive garb, (PG-13, please) Hat and Shakespearean- style Insult (must be done from memory!) Here's your chance to use Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Palmer, Alaska)

More on Duke Jade of Starfall's Victory in West Crown Tournament

Duke Sir James Greyhelm reports that Duke Sir Jade of Starfall was victorious in the West Kingdom Crown Tournament, fighting for Countess Kaaren Haakonsdottir.

Report from West Kingdom Crown Tournament

Jade of Starfall, inspired by Kaaren Hakonsdottir, was the winner of the March 24, 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the West, one of the highlights of a weekend-long event which also featured the first Western Rapier Champion Tourney

Police still stumped by murder of West Kingdom man

Ten years ago, father and son Neal and Brendan Abernathy were murdered in their home in Contra Costa, California, but police are no closer to discovering their killer.

West Kingdom March Crown Tournament

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Greetings unto the populace of the West. Their Majesties, Uther and Kara, invite you to witness the tournament to determine Their new Heirs.

The List Table will be opening at 8:30 a.m.

Their Majesties are hosting a party on the Eric Saturday night. It will have a Casbah theme with much fun and games, dancing and general revelry. Games will be themed for the seven deadly sins and for those groups that wish to camp on the Eric, priority will be given to those who are willing to host a game. There will be a siege cooking contest. Location:
Kingdom of the West (Red Bluff, California)

Fool's Revel

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Fools rush in, Fools rush out…but not fast enough it seems! Come join us in the foolish revelry of the coming spring on Saturday April 14th. Help us choose the new reigning Fool of Winter’s Gate; celebrate our fighter’s prowess as they compete for the title of Champion of the College of St. Boniface; eat, drink and be merry!

Activities include a competition for Silliest Garb (use any materials but Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Mists/Cynagua War

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Welcome one and all to the glorious battle between the Mists and Cynagua! This two day camping event will include a joint party and BBQ by the large fire pit on Saturday night! Anne Serre will be roasting a whole pig!

Ed Levin Park, Milpitas, CA

This will be a two day camping event! We strongly encourage everyone who can camp, please do so!

Site Fees: $5 per person

How to Get There Location:
Principality of the Mists (Milpitas, California)