Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-04-25 13:37
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
Kingdom of An Tir (Gold Beach, Oregon)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-04-19 20:24
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.
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-04-18 17:08
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
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-13 15:01
Ysabella, Princess of the Principality of the Mists in the West Kingdom, reports on the recent Principality Coronet.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-13 11:07
Martin of Rivenstar has posted photos from the recent Coronet tournament in the Principality of the Mists (West Kingdom).
Submitted by margretheravn on Wed, 2007-04-11 14:37
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-04-10 16:27
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
Province of Silver Desert (Sparks, Nevada)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-04-10 16:18
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!
Province of Southern Shores (Campbell, California)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-07 16:23
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.
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.
Shire of Wolfscairn (Cloverdale, California)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-04-04 19:50
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
Barony of Selviergard (Palmer, Alaska)
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2007-04-02 18:52
Duke Sir James Greyhelm reports that Duke Sir Jade of Starfall was victorious in the West Kingdom Crown Tournament, fighting for Countess Kaaren Haakonsdottir.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-04-02 15:18
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
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-03-29 17:32
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.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-03-20 13:55
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.
Kingdom of the West (Red Bluff, California)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-03-19 16:10
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
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-03-19 14:52
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
Principality of the Mists (Milpitas, California)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-16 16:24
Hirsch reports that Minutes from the Proceedings of the College of Heralds/Arms meeting of February, AS IV (1970) have recently surfaced in the West Kingdom. He believes that the minutes are from the second heralds' meeting of the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-03-15 12:35
Fantastic Fairytale Fete, sponsored by the Incipient Shire of Pavel Gorod (previously known as Pavlovsk Gavan) Saturday, March 31st at the Buskin River Beach House.
Fees: $15 ages 12 and up ($12 for members), $8 ages 6-11, 5 and under free.
Off-island guests will be provided with crash space and transportation. Please confirm arrival/ departure dates and times as well as any classes you plan to teach asap to email@example.com
Incipient Shire of Pavel Gorod (Kodiak, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-03-14 15:35
It has become widely known within the Barony of the Far West that Palatine Baron Jak is a great patron of the arts. In fact with the advancing of the season from winter to spring he has decided to abdicate so that he may go in search of the one perfect Cherry Blossom. Therefore he wishes to find the greatest philosopher within the barony to replace him.
To find this philosopher he has asked his seneschal to hold a great arts and sciences tournament in which each of the great philosophers and artisans within our barony may enter their best works from five different arts and sciences. The baronial champion of the arts, Bernadette, and the Baron and Baroness will select the very best of the best philosophers by judging this arts and sciences tournament.
Stronghold of Warriors' Gate (South Korea)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-03-12 10:46
Join the Shire of Hrafnafjörðr (Ravensfjord) as we host our Spring Collegium. Hot beverages will be provided. This is a wet site with drinks that can be bought in the bar through your Autocrat, and her assistant. No one else is allowed in the bar to buy drinks or hangout. No liquor is allowed to be brought from the outside into the building. We will be having a finger food pot luck that will be held through the whole Collegium. We will be ending the evening with a Bardic Practice so, please bring your song books and instruments to join in.
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Kenai, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-09 15:18
On July 20-22, Prince Cyrus and Princess Caitríona invite you to journey to the Shire of Hrafnafjordr where we will await the outcome of the Coronet List for the determination of Their Heirs. In honor of His Highness, it will be a Roman-themed Coronet. The chosen site is a secluded lakeside setting with much room for pageantry both large and small. Bring your banners, your Roman 'bling' and your imaginations!
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Kenai, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-09 14:55
Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one, come all to revel in the splendors of Ireland on our great day of heritage. We invite you all to cast off the cold and dreary white of winter and enjoy the succulent greens of soon-to-arrive spring. The hearth will be warm and fighting will commence before we can all sit down to feast on whatever is left after the table top siege is done. That's right; build and bring your own tabletop (food) siege weapons, decorated either in the style of the Irish defenders or the invading English, Scotts, or Vikings. Remember that the food fight will be held with
Shire of Winter's Gate (North Pole, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-09 12:25
Come one and all to the aid of Canale! Citizens of our Shire have had their lands stolen and are being held captive by the Barony of Fettburg. Our only honorable option is WAR. Join our ranks to beat back the insidious creep of Fettburg's encroachment or your lands may be next!
Site Fee is by donation.
Site opens at 9AM.
Armor Inspection at 9:30AM.
Fighting Begins at 10AM and ends at sundown. Scenarios will include Heavy weapons and combat archery.
Shire of Canale (Grayson, California)
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2007-03-08 14:23
The Hollister Free Lance reports from a tournament in the Barony of Darkwood.
Submitted by Ximon marillo d... on Wed, 2007-03-07 22:29
The Company of the Martillodores does send word to all that would accept our challenge to once again come to the Field of Honor and fight with Courtesy, Skill, Camaraderie and Style! All who would come to meet us will be prepared to show the assembled Gallery their best display of those aforementioned qualities in both the Arte of Defense with the rapier (which will be conducted in the style of a Pas d' Armes)
Younge's Grove, Turlock, California
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-03-06 15:47
The arrival of cherry blossoms signals the end of chilly winter and the most anticipated season change. We find our imaginations still intact and undampened. Warriors of the Kamakura Period (late 12th - 14th c.) always considered cherry blossoms the symbol of a life lived fully, no matter how short. So do we at this time of rejoicing and reflection, gather with family and friends to appreciate the passing and coming of seasons. Spread your blanket picnic style and share in revelry, food, fighting (both heavy and rapier), singing, dancing and do as much as we can outdoors.
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-03-06 15:14
Come one, come all to Clear's first event! Our numbers are growing, and that means NEW PEOPLE! So many, in fact, that we're having a Collegium / Newcomer's event. There will be classes on basic t-tunics, chainmaille, leatherworking, fighting, and others. The class schedule is in the process of being finalized, and will be posted later today or tomorrow.
We have both adults and children without garb, so if you have any gold key that may be borrowed for the day, please bring some.
Stronghold of Clear (Anderson, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-03-01 08:59
Martin of Rivenstar from the West Kingdom has posted the first of his albums of photos of Estrella XXIII on the smugmug.com website.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2007-02-25 15:51
It breaks my heart to share this news: Mistress Aja da Varese,known to the modern world as Kare Mantegani, slipped away from us late evening on February 14, 2007. Aja passed from this world after a more than two year battle with cancer, a fight that was marked by her indomitable strength of spirit and fierce determination.
Submitted by patsmor on Sat, 2007-02-24 22:17
Dame Siobhan Medhbh O'Roarke is thrilled to (finally) announce the birth of her grandson, Jackson Xavier. He was born to her daughter Arlyna of Northwoods on Christmas morning.