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Wake for Rhiannan Lowery (mka Cindy Bonner)

Baron Wylowen of Stuarts Og Dunniwey of the West Kingdom has announced that a wake will be held in celebration of the life of his lady wife, Baroness Rhiannan Lowery, who passed away January 13, 2007. The wake will take place on February 24, 2007 in Cameron Park, California.

Caer Darth Rapier Event

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Caer Darth Rapeir Event, March 9-11, 2007.

Where: Ed Levin Park (Click for Map)
When: March 9th to 11th
Site opens 3pm on the 9th and closes 3pm on Sunday.
Site Fee: $8

Co-Autocrats:
Sheadgha Cameron
Juan Santiago

Scheduled Activities:
Rapier Tourney
Rapier Guild Prizes for:
Sheadgha Cameron - Going for Provost
Staffan Arffruidson - Going for Provost Location:
Canton of Caer Darth (Milpitas, California)

Eskalyan March Madness

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Join us our days grow longer for March Madness! It's time to slake off that cabin fever, toast the longer days and welcome the sun once more to our fair lands. And what could be more welcoming that a Masque Ball complete with masks and fun headwear? This year the Mad Hatter will be roaming through the hall trying to find anyone as mad as she is. She'll be giving out special tokens for the maddest of the mad so everyone will know that yes you too are off your rocker! Location:
Barony of Eskalyan (Anchorage, Alaska)

Reminder: Challenge to Mistress Siobhán ní hEodhusa

Unto all my friends known and unknown in the Knowne Worlde, it's January, and in May it will be a year since I challenged those in the Society to take on a new educational quest in honor of her or Mistress Halima de Lucha.

Son of Fool's Revel

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Look out! It's the Gauls! They are taking over Fool's Revel. Yes, it's all things Gaulish at the Revel this year. Time for a bit of Roman bashing and feasting on wild boar. There'll be the magic potion / super power Tourney for the fighters; a Worst Bard contest during feast; and in the spirit of looking for new Heralds, your Baronial Herald is sponsoring a Contest! Isabel de la Haye will bring a "ceremony" that will read by contestants COLD. Points will be awarded for Best Pronouncement (what you say) – Best Inflection (how you say it) – Best Projection (how well you make it heard) – and how enjoyable you make your spiel! Other contests include: Asterix & Obelix Jeopardy! (Brush up on your Gaulish facts and trivia!) And the A&S competition: best small box (under 12") in any mode. Location:
Selveirgard (Chugiak, Alaska)

Cyrus Aurelius winner of Oertha Coronet

Baron Khevron reports that Viscount Sir Cyrus Aurelius was the winner of the recent Principality of Oertha Coronet. His Excellency was fighting for the honor of Viscountess Caitríona inghean ui Chionaodha.

Selviergard Mid-Winter Collegium

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Join the Barony of Selviergard as we host our second Baronial Collegium. Hot beverages will be provided. There will be an hour and one-half 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 10, 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)

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.