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West Kingdom

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.

Time for Tudor

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The Lady of Love and Beauty and her Lord Protector will be presiding over Their Court of Love and Beauty on the Eleventh of November at the First United Methodist Church at 725 West 9th Ave in Downtown Anchorage from 4pm until 10pm.

An evening tea with dancing and merriment will be at the heart of this celebration of the Courtly Arts. Tea and punch will be provided with the populace bringing their favorite desserts or Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Tournament of the Northern Wolf

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Come one and all to the quarterly tournament designed to celebrate the glories of the SCA. This tournament is designed for all levels of SCA participants. The title of Sable Wolf will be given to the victor of the tournament and held until the next quarter's tournament when the next Sable Wolf will be chosen. The Title of Wolf's Fang will be given to the fighter with less than two years experience who went the farthest in the tournament lists and held until the next quarter's tournament when the next Wolf's Fang will be chosen. Location:
Shire of Wolfscairn (Sebastopol, California)

Brion of Bellatrix and Ysabella Dolfin New Heirs to the Mists

Lord Hirsch reports that Brion of Bellatrix, inspired by Ysabella Dolfin, was the victor of the recent Coronet in the Principality of the Mists (Kingdom of the West).

Cynagua Fall Coronet

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Words from Zaid and Louise, Prince and Princess of Cynagua: We would welcome all in Cynagua to join us upon the Coronet Field to witness great deeds of Chivalry, Valor, and Marshal Prowess in hopes of achieving the Coronets of Cynagua. We have traveled through many of Our Lands and have seen blade being sharpened, and muscle being tested in preparation for Coronet. All wishing to enter Cynaguan Coronet List please help enrich the field with pennants for display so all may know you. Location:
Principality of Cynagua (Woodland, California)

St. David's 30th Year Celebration

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Come one, come all! Join in the merriment as the College of St. David celebrates its 30th anniversary! We'll have Prize Tourneys for both heavy and fencing fighters, Bardic Competitions, and Artisan's Row for A&S and merchant display - all in a festive indoor/outdoor picnic setting on the lovely UC Santa Cruz campus. Bring food and an appetite, musical instruments (preferably ones you can *play*), dancing dogs, period games, and anything else to add to the fun. Location:
College of St. David (Santa Cruz, California)

Vinhold's All Hallows Feast

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Please join us at St. Mary's Episcople Church at 3rd Street in Napa on October 14th at 2pm (**Site opens at 1pm for set up**). Feast tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Reservations may be made by contacting the autocrat, Aureellia de Montfort, at aureellia@gmail.com

There will be three contests: subtleties, cordials, and the Bard of Vinhold competition! The current bard, Torvaldr, has declared our theme to be "Love". Location:
Barony of Vinhold (Napa, California)

Uther and Kára New Heirs to the West Kingdom

Duke Uther Schieman der Hount and Kára Báreksdóttir are the new Prince and Princess of the Kingdom of the West.

Armor Stolen in Principality of the Mists

Faelan ua hEogain (Michael McPartland) reports that his armor was stolen from his vehicle on Saturday September 30, 2006 in Sunnyvale, California.

Alvar Pacheco de Cadiz to be Knighted in the West

Alvar Pacheco de Cadiz has announced that he will sit vigil to comtemplate elevation to the Order of the Chivalry on September 30, 2006 following Crown Tournament.

Feast of Long Nights IX

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Join the Northernmost branch of the SCA, in the darkness which comes with the territory (and especially with the new moon), for the Ninth annual Feast of Long Nights!

We're planning a long Saturday afternoon and evening of reveling, and feasting. The event theme will be a late period feast. Wear your spiffy but comfortable garb! Contact the event host if you need to borrow clothes! It is possible our Baroness Margery may be coming up so she can view her Location:
Canton Ynys Taltraeth (Kotzebue, Alaska)

Eskalya Baronial Investiture

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Bjarni and Annora, Seventh Baron and Baroness of Eskalya invite all to attend the investiture of the heirs to the Baronial Coronets, Breock of Whitby and Margaret Anne of Somerset. Join with the Barony of Eskalya as we help Bjarni and Annora prepare their longboat to answer the call of the sea.

The day will be filled with tournaments, feasting and much storytelling. Tournaments to choose the next Baronial Rapier Champion and Baroness's Champion will be held. Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Alexander Glen Quick Born in Oertha

Lady Rowan ny Tiernan has announced the birth of Alexander Glen Quick to Celestria Textrix (Dawn Quick) and her husband Robert Quick in Anchorage, Alaska.

West Kingdom at Pennsic XXIII

Baron Khevron of the West Kingdom has posted a small album of photos of Kingdom attendees at Pennsic 23.

Cynagua/Mist War

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To Arms to Arm the Helmsman did say, they've chosen to meet us in battle this day. They can't withstand us. They'll soon run away, and the Gods would favor the Brave. So come all ye fighters to Fight for your Princes and face Thy enemy on the battle field of William Pond Recreation Area.

Site information: site opens at 9AM and Closes at sunset. There is no Site fee but the County charges a $4 dollar per car fee for day Location:
Shire of Vakkerfjell (Sacramento California.)

College of Sainte Katherine photo albums

The College of Sainte Katherine, located at UC Berkeley in California, is one of the oldest active college chapters and can be thought of as the original "home of the SCA". Informally known as "the Kates", the College is named after Sainte Katherine of Alexandria, patron saint of scholars. The Kates publish many photo albums of West Kingdom and local events online; this web page contains their album catalog.

Hrafnafjordr's Brewing Symposium

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Do you like Arts and Sciences? Do you like making beer? Do you like drinking beer? Do you want to learn how they made beer in different period cultures? Well then get yourself to the Shire of Hrafnafjordr's first annual Brewing Symposium, formerly known as Winter Welcome.

Lord Gunnar will be teaching a hands-on class where you can make period beer, and then drink it later at your leisure. What is period beer? Well, Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Soldotna, Alaska)

Rivenoak Championship Tourney

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Fun, Fighting, Feasting!! Sad and blue because the Great Western War has been cancelled this year?! Then have no fear!! The Rivenoak Championship Tourney is here! Come join in the revelry and excitement as Baron Coronado and Baroness Jehnene seek a new heavy fighting champion and a new rapier fighting champion!

The Rivenoak Championship Tourney will be held at 5 mile in Bidwell Park in Chico on Oct. 7th 2006. The site opens at 10 a.m. and closes Location:
Barony of Riveroak (Chico, California)

Fall Equestrium

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If you went to Purgatorio and were thrilled and inspired by the spectacular processions, the jousting, or already interested in horses and want to get more involved, the College of Equestrian Arts has just the event for you!

Fall Equestrium is on Saturday, October 14, in Golden Rivers at the Central Park Arena (Rio Linda, CA). A number of classes will be presented for both mounted and unmounted participants. Basic riding Location:
Golden Rivers (Rio Linda, California)

Photos from Purgatorio

Ysabella Dolfin, Autocrat for the West Kingdom's Purgatorio event, has posted photos from the day.

Baroness' Champion

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The lovely Baroness Katarzina invites one and all to come to Peters Creek in Chugiak to vie by right of heavy weapon combat for the chance to become Her new Champion. No claimant shall be denied, yet only one shall prevail.

Peters Creek Community Park
Chugiak, Alaska

There will be an Arts & Science table set up to display the fine craftsmanship of Oerthan's skilled artisans. Please bring your A&S Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Chugiak, Alaska)

Bard of The Mists Competition

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Time has a way of passing swiftly. For those of us who are have not marked it's flow, be now aware of how fleet it's passage. The Bard of The Mists Competition is September 9th! The victor shall become the 25th Bard of the Mists.

Much entertainment and merriment is planned. As well as a Feast, with delicacies from the Silver and Silk Trade Routes.

In honor of the occasion, the theme piece will have two themes. Use Location:
Principality of the Mists (Santa Clara, California)

Great Western War in Jeopardy

Sir Gavin and Baronesse Cara Michelle have announced a problem with Prado Park in Chino, California, the site of the upcoming Great Western War X. Due to extensive problems, an alternative site is being sought.

First Sword Tourney Photos Online

Martin of Rivenstar, Seneschal for the Shire of Esfenn in the West Kingdom, has posted photos from the First Sword Tourney which took place July 29, 2006.

Hairy Dogg Inn

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Greetings lords and ladies fair and Hearken to these words I say. Ye Olde Buzzards Inn is open and under new management and is now known as The Hairy Dogg Inn, to be held at Sir Georg and Mistress Katarzina's home at 6424 Barclay Court, Anchorage, Ak.

Hairy Dogg Inn
Sept 23, 2006 AS XLI
Site opens 5:30pm-12:00 midnight
Site fee $6.00 for members (includes one bag coin)
$8.00 Non-members   Extra Coin $2.00 Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Anchorage, Alaska)