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Oertha Winter Coronet photos

Combat Chris has posted photos from the recent Winter Coronet Tourney in the Principality of Oertha (Alaska).

Rhiannan of Lowery, Western Herbalist and Textiles Expert, has died

Rhiannon Lowrey, Wylowen's wife and Mistress Seelie's apprentice, died Saturday afternoon, 13 January 2007, at her home in Camino, CA.

Eskalyan Dance and Schmooze

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The holiday season is now behind us. To brighten your holiday doldrums and rid yourselves of all of the old year's regrets, we once again invite the populace of Eskalya, nay, the Known World, to join us. This is the time of year to spend in good cheer when neighbors, friends and family gather to meet. We are thinking warm and sunny thoughts with offerings of desserts, dance and diversions to chase the cold winter away. Location:
Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Montaigne du Roi Prize Tourney

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This event includes heavy fighting, spear throwing and rapier. This being a prize tourney, there will of course be a number of prizes for each event. Prize details to be announced at a later date. Furthermore, two sumptuous soups will be provided, one vegetarian, one not; plus hot or cold drinks, depending on the weather.

Montaigne du Roi Prize Tourney
February 24, 2007
Location: Whispering Pines Park (on Pacific St.), Monterey CA Location:
Barony of Darkwood (Monterey, California)

Hawks Feast/Archery Tourney

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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. 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 Hraefn fram Lindune.

Hawks Feast/Archery Tourney
January 20, 2007 Location:
Barony of Darkwood (Morgan Hill, California)

White Shield 20th Anniversary

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All are welcome to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Barony of Darkwood. We will be celebration at our annual Whiteshield tournament and Feast. This should a day of glory and splendor. The tournament will start with a Bar Room Brawl, so bring your most creative weapons. The tournament will be a standard double elimination. The List will open at 9:30, Armor Inspection should start at 10:00am with Invocation starting at 10:30 with the melee following. There will be 3 shields up for grabs, 1 as the tournament prize and two for auction. Location:
Barony of Darkwood (Tres Pinos, California)

Combative Arts Retreat

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You are invited to attend the Chateau de Camville's first (hopefully of many) Armored Combative Arts Retreat! This weekend long event will be held at Chateau de Camville, under the soaring pines and beautiful landscapes in the Shire of Mountains Gate (El Dorado County)! The concept of our first Armored Combative Arts Retreat is to give the participants a chance to really immerse themselves in the study of Armored Combat as practiced by the SCA and other WMA groups. We will be working from the ground up, focusing on Balance, Footwork, Timing, Aspects of Attack and Aspects of Defense. The event begins on Friday afternoon and concludes Sunday afternoon. The format for the event will be composed of classes (in and out of armor), drills, and sparring. There will also be a mock tournament (or Pas d' Arms) on Sunday for those who wish to participate. Location:
Chateau de Camville (Cool, California)

Passing of Count Sir Caradoc

Linda-Muirreal von Katzenbrasse announced the death of Count Sir Cardoc ap Cador of the West Kingdom on January 1, 2007.

Crosston Dance Ball

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It is time once again for the Crosston Dance Ball. If you enjoy period dance to music by live musicians, here is your chance to dance the night away. In the afternoon, there will be dance instruction led by our fabulous dance instructors, Vyncent atte Wodegate, Isabel D Triana, and Geoffrey Matthias. A delicious feast prepared by Lady Chiara la Trombottiera will follow the instructions. And the evening will be completed with several sets of dances to the fine playing of our wonderful live musicians. Location:
Shire of Crosston (Santa Clara California)

Festival of the Rose

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Come one, come all, and play your part in the celebration of Caid’s 58th Queen! The Barony of Dun Or is privileged to host the Festival of the Rose in honor of Queen Fa’izah.

Our theme of the day is All the World’s a Stage – and our focus will be on performance art. (Though not to the exclusion of other art forms!) While there will not be a tournament, demonstrations of period martial arts are Location:
Barony of Dun Or (Antelope Valley, California)

Rivenoak Yule

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Their Excellencies, Coronado and Jehanne, holders of the Coronet of Rivenoak, extends warm invitations out amongst the populace of the West to partake of food and drink with them at their bountiful feasting table, and to celebrate the Yuletime with the men and women of Rivenoak, as they make merry in their games, contests, dancing, and sundry amusements of the season.

This Yule Feast will be held Saturday, December 9th, in the town of Location:
Barony of Rivenoak (Durham, California)

Cynagua Fall 2006 Coronet Photos Online

Esmeralda of the Lakes has posted photos from the recent Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Cynagua in the Kingdom of the West.

Elizabethan Garb Stolen in the West

Deborah Doyle reports that an Elizabethan gown was stolen from her garage in the San Francisco area on November 18, 2006.

An Oerthan Quest...or "A is for Aardvark"

Duchess Megan, of the Kingdom of the west, recounts a tale about the resourcefulness and generosity of the folk of the Principality of Oertha (Alaska) and the quest of one lady to satisfy her Monarchs.

West Kingdom Crown Video Online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted several videos to YouTube including one from the October 2006 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West.

West Kingdom Officers' Meeting

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The meeting will be held at the Arcade Learning Library in Sacramento. The address is 2443 Marconi Ave. There is a very large parking lot. The room is down the stairs to the left of the library main doors. The meeting will start at 12:30 pm If you have something to add to the agenda please contact the West Kingdom Seneschal.

Directions: Take your best route to Business I-80. From BUS I-80 (east bound) take the Marconi Exit. Go East (right) on Location:
West Kingdom (Sacramento, California)

Yule Feast and Revel

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Yule, the feast of light! Once again we will celebrate the return of the sun. This year's feast will include games, dancing, and A&S classes. Don't have a mask for the 12th Night Masquerade Ball yet? Come make one with us. After dinner there will be a White Elephant trade. Please bring a wrapped toy as well as one wrapped gift for every member of your party. (We will be donating any extra toys to Toys for Tots.) Location:
Palatine Barony of Allyshia (Eureka, California)

Yule

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Winter has come to Winter's Gate and it is time to celebrate Yule, with the fun merriment and good company. There will be the traditional Winter's Gate gift exchange. The feast is potluck so bring a yummy dish to warm our bellies. The competitions will be warm beverages to fight the cold winter's night (note site is DRY), also warm winter attire to ward off Ye Old Man Winter (Full outfits, cloaks and accessories). There will also be games and singing. Hope to see you all there. Location:
Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Yule

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Celebrate Yule with a day of games, entertainment, and food. We will provide the meat for the feast and the rest will be potluck-style. Using your mundane last name: A-G, salads or soups; H-N, side dish; O-Z, desserts. There is no main theme, so just share your favorite Medieval delight. There will be competitions of Best Decorated Table, Best Toast, and a candy guessing game for children and adults. There will also be a Silent Auction. The Blue Bowl cooking competition will be any dish containing a winter vegetable. A Toys for Tots barrel will be at the location and anyone who brings a donation will receive 5 chances for our door prizes. Location:
Barony of Fettburg (Manteca, California)

Yule Revel

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Raise a glass of warm cheer and revel in our winter wonderland! To honor the Prince and Princess of the Mists, our very own Brion and Ysabella, we challenge our honored guests to help us create a visual feast of green and white, our very own winter wonderland. Best table decoration will win two tickets to the West Kingdom 12th Night! Put on your finery and dancing shoes! Dancing with instruction will take place after dinner. We will be having a silent auction, so bring your checkbooks. Beautifully-themed evergreen wreathes and ornaments will be available for the lucky winners. If you wish to, please bring a new, unwrapped child's gift for the Bay Area Crisis Nursery (Concord). Location:
Shire of Teufelberg (Orinda, California)

Jingles Feast

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We invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us at our Jingles Feast. Come and enjoy fantastic food prepared by Master Fionn Mac Pháil. Games and classes will be offered from noon until the start of the feast. Competitions include "Best use of Bells", "Best Table Decoration", and of course "The Silver Tongued Devil". We will also have our famous silent auction with many wonderful items to bid on. Location:
Province of Southern Shores (Palo Alto, California)

Twelfth Night Coronation

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Greetings to the West Kingdom Populace. The Barony of Fett Burg is hosting this year's Twelfth at the Modesto Center Plaza. Come join us in celebrating the investing of our next King and Queen, Uther and Kára.

Competitions: Arts: painting or drawing down in the Renaissance style; Sciences: Book Binding; Wooden Spoon: Cook off (see Page for details/recipe). Guild and artisans displays will be in the A&S Location:
Barony of Fett Burg (Modesto, California)

Viscountess Elisabeth Renee de Champagne to be Elevated to Pelican

At the upcoming Twelfth Night/Coronation celebration in the Kingdom of the West, Viscountess Elisabeth Renee de Champagne will be elevated by Their Majesties Rolf and Aurora to the Order of the Pelican. The elevation will take place January 6, 2007.

Tarnmist Harvest Feast

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You are invited to the Tarnmist Harvest Feast be held at the Eagle Castle Winery off of Hwy 46 West just south of Paso Robles. It is on November 18th starting at 11am. Come and join us for a day of fighting and a evening of feasting. There is to be a heavy fighter practice or small tourney if enough are interested.

There was also supposed to be a rapier prize tourney, but it may also turn into a fighter practice, (Iles is having their Harvest Feast in CAID on the same day, so their fighters won't be coming up). A day board will be served throughout the event for no cost, and there is a drive-up Starbucks about 5 minutes away. 8) The tasting room will be open to Location:
Barony of Tarnmist (Paso Robles, California)

Two Elevated in Oertha

Lady Megan reports that two citizens of the Principality of Oertha (Alaska) in the Kingdom of the West, were recently elevated to peerages.

Oerthan Winter Coronet 2007

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Their Highnesses, Fergus and Margarita, Prince and Princess of Oertha, invite you to an English country manor house this January thirteenth and fourteenth, 2007 to bear witness to the selection and investiture of Their rightful heirs. They invite all combatants to present themselves and their consorts on the field of honor to do battle for the right to claim the coronets of Oertha.

Their will be many opportunities to display your various skills in Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Mists Fall Investiture

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Greetings Unto the Populace of the Mist, and welcome to Fall Investiture! Hail the Prince and Princess of the Mists, and their successors. We shall revel mightily and dine most grandly!

Site
St Mark's Episcopal Church
1957 Pruneridge Ave
Santa Clara, CA

Site opens at 10am and closes at 10pm.

Fees
Site fee is $8 for members and $11 for non members
Children under age 10 are free. Location:
Principality of the Mists (Santa Clara, California)

Armored Combative Arts Retreat 2007

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You are invited to attend the Chateau de Camville's first (hopefully of many) Armored Combative Arts Retreat! This weekend long event will be held at Chateau de Camville, under the soaring pines and beautiful landscapes in the Shire of Mountains Gate (El Dorado County)! The concept of our first Armored Combative Arts Retreat is to give the participants a chance to really immerse themselves in the study of Armored Combat as practiced by the SCA and other WMA groups. We will be working from the ground up, focusing on Balance, Footwork, Timing, Aspects of Attack and Aspects of Defense. The event begins on Friday afternoon and concludes Sunday afternoon. The format for the event will be composed of classes (in and out of armor), drills, and sparring. There will also be a mock tournament (or Pas de Arms) on Sunday for those who wish to participate. Location:
Chateau de Camville (Georgetown, California)

Selviergard Yule

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We send this missive to invite all to join us for the festivities. It is that time of year again!!! There will be heavy, rapier and 4th annual rock-paper-scissors tournaments. Each fighter and consort must bring at least one new, non-gift wrapped toy per Tournament entered to be donated to the Toys for Tots program. Uniformed Marines will pick up toys! There will also be a children's activity table going. Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Chugiak, Alaska)

Gunther Bärenjäger Victorious in Cynagua Coronet

Lady Jóra in Irska reports that Gunther Bärenjäger and Julianna of Avon are the new Prince and Princess of the Principality of Cynagua in the Kingdom of the West.