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West Kingdom

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)

Who's Afraid Beowulf 4: Hrafnafjordr Gone Wild!

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It started as an idea and has grown into a legend. Alas, all good things come to an end. That's right, Oertha has a new prince and princess and as the summer wanes, it's time for "Who's Afraid of Beowulf 4!"

This will be the last installment of our saga. The great Hrafnafjordr Axe of Might has long carried the spirit of The Beast Grendel within it and has corrupted the shire's Champion. Now the call goes out to find a new hero, one who can defeat the old champion, now turned wicked, and lay waste to the spirit of Grendel himself, freeing the Shire from evil, once and for all....In addition to the championship tourney there will be contests aplenty to celebrate the Viking spirit in all of us including miniature Viking boat building (extra points for authenticity and if it is able to float and hold a small amount of weight), Viking booty call (fashion show) and a good old fashioned beserker contest.  As the evening winds down, come over Byfrost to Valhalla, where we will feast with those who died in honorable combat against the monster that day. Bring your own spirits and a good voice to the Bardic fire. This is the LAST BEOWULF!! Be there or be...uh... square! Lord Gunnar's duties call him elsewhere and he has passed the torch on to other shire folk. Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Soldotna, Alaska)

Mists Rapier Tourney and Salon

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Come and join The Divines as we frolic amongst the trees in Scotts Valley on Aug. 12 at the Mists Rapier Tourney and Salon.

For non-fighters we have a theme: Come dressed as a 16th C Courtier masking as a Greek god. Costumes can be pretty simple: wear a chemise (with a bathing suit under it, perhaps, for modesty) and drape yourself with garlands. Use your imagination and have fun with the Location:
Principality of the Mists (Scotts Valley, California)

Scope of skills and responses honors Mistress Siobhán ní hEodhusa

At the Spring Mists Investiture, Siobhan Medhbh O'Roarke of the West Kingdom issued a challenge to a quest of learning, in loving memory of her recently-departed namesake, Mistress Siobhán ní hEodhusa.

Two Knighted in Oertha

Mistress Margaret Anne of Somerset reports that Prince Dietrich and Viscount Cyrus were offered knighthood by Their Majesties of the West at the recent Coronet in the Principality of Oertha.

Fergus MacThomais New Prince of Oertha

Elizabeth has announced that Fergus MacThomais and Margarita de la Calviare are the new Lord and Lady Borealis in the Principality of Oertha (Alaska). Combatchris has posted photos of the Coronet.

Former King of Caid Reclaims Roundtable

Scott Farrell, two time King of Caid, has had some experience in ruling. Recently he put that experience to good use by taking on the role of King Arthur in the American Rose Theatre's production of Camelot. Patricia Morris Buckley of the North County Times (California) reports.