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West Kingdom

Spring Offensive

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It is that time again to break out your trashy garb, unpack the pink flamingo's and prepare to greet spring in a truly Selviergardian way! This year, the event will be held at Houston Campgrounds on May 19th thru 21st. Site will open at 5pm Friday and close on 5pm Sunday. A grand Faux Pas will be held this year for both heavy and rapier fighters alike.

Events Include:
Baroness Katarzina's Rapier Champion Tourney - Come Rapier Location:
Shire of Selviergard(Houston, Alaska)

"Camaraderie and compassion" at Rivenoak's Fools' Tourney event

The Barony of Rivenoak, which includes Butte and Glenn counties in modern-day California, was the site of the Fool's Tourney in late April, and reporter Scott Jason from the Chico Enterprise-Record was there to chronicle the day's festivities.

Ysabelle dAngiers Wins Right to Hold the Barony of the Far West for the Crown

Baron Sir Guy reports that Her Excellency Ysabelle d'Angiers has once again won the right to reign as Baroness of the Palatine Barony of the Far West.

Cherry Blossoms in Oertha

Combatchris has posted photos from the recent Cherry Blossom Viewing event which took place in the Principality of Oertha.

Photos from Mists Cynagua War Online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted photos from the recent Mists Cynagua War in the Kingdom of the West.

Oerthan Summer Coronet and Investiture

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Good gentles summer will be upon us soon and thus Prince Dietrich and Princess Rosalyn welcome you to witness the selection of the heirs to the Coronets of Oertha. Their Highnesses have chosen "The Crusades in the Lavent" as the theme of this Coronet. The Crusades in the Lavent involved most of the Christian nations bordering the northern coastline of the Mediterranean. These regions changed dramatically with various small "kingdoms" emerging and then being overtaken in the eastern part of the Mediterranean, as Muslims societies pushed into Anatolia (modern Turkey) and confronted the Byzantine Empire. Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Eagle River, Alaska)

Rubber Ducky Races at West Kingdom Beltane Event

Their Highnesses, the Princesses of the West Kingdom, have announced that They will sponsor a Rubber Duckie Regatta at Beltane Coronation April 29, 2006. The race will benefit Toys for Tots.

May Revel

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It's the LUSTY MONTH OF MAY. Come a-Maying, practice the arts of chivalry; share in the festivities of sports, fighting and courtly love; enjoy music and gaiety and feasting. There will be a Defenders of the Heirs tourney, for both rapier and heavy, where fighters will fight for a child (not their own) for the title of Defender of the Heirs. An armoured 3 legged race and an obstacle course.

Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Mists Coronet Photos Online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted photos from the recent Principality of the Mists Spring 2006 Coronet in the Kingdom of the West.

Kampfen und Schmausen

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We're having an event in the Shire of Canale (come to canale) on the weekend of (you know you want to) April 7-9. The event is called Kampfen und Schmausen (canale is fun) and is a Landsknecht inspired weekend (bring your lederhosen?). We'll be at the George J Hatfield SRA (grass, shade, flush privies) in Hilmar. Sir Gemini and Herrin Else have designed the heavy and rapier scenarios (fight, fight, fight), Lady Ayloara is heading up our children's activities (fight, craft, fight), Lady Melanie will feed us sausages till we pop (chew, chew, swallow), and Lord Phillip has made the beer (you already know what beer does). Location:
Shire of Canale (Hilmar, California)

Eskalyan Cherry Blossom

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The Temperatures are rising and the birds are singing.....The sweet smell of the cherry Blossoms are here.... Come out and enjoy the Company of friends at the Eskalyan Cherry Blossom viewing.

Sunday April 9, 2006 at the IBEW building , in Anchorage.... 3333 Denali Street (Catty corner from the Century 21 theater parking)

Site opens : 11am
closes:7pm

Fight in a Tourney, make your best guess at what the fighters are Location:
Eskalyan (Anchorage, Alaska)

March Madness Photos Online

Combatchris has posted photos from the March 18, 2006 March Madness event which took place in the Principality of Oertha.

Fool's Revel

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Come join the Barony of Winter's Gate as we celebrate the coming end of cabin fever and the silliness of Spring. We invite you to our Fool's Revel on Saturday, April 22 from 11:00am until 10:00pm.

Activities will include, but not be limited to:
A Tourney for the Champion of the College of St. Boniface. This is a heavy tourney and the list is not limited to Baronial members. However, we do ask that just as our Captain of our Militia, either the fighter or the consort be a member of the Barony. List will open at 12:00 noon with armor inspection to start at 12:30pm. Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Principality of the Mists 2006 Spring Coronet

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Rorik, by Right of Arms, Prince, and Peza, by Grace and Beauty, Princess, invite one and all to a Grand Tournament on the slopes of Mt. Hamilton to determine Their Heirs and Successors. Sharpen your blades and polish your armor, break out your banners, and brush up your skills.

http://mists.westkingdom.org/SpringCoronet2006.shtml Location:
Principality of the Mists (Grant Ranch on Mt. Hamilton, California)

Curious George at West Kingdom Court

Curious George learns all about the SCA at a West Kingdom event in this delightful essay by Lady Jehanne de Wodeford.

Radnor of Gildemar Victorious in West Kingdom Crown Tourney

Duke Radnor of Gildemar was the winner of the March 25, 2006 West Kingdom Crown Tournament. He was inspired by his lady, Duchess Ysabeau of Guildemar.

Knight Club Video

The Barony of the Far West (Korea, Japan and the Pacific Rim Islands) has created and posted an SCA promotional video.

Treasures of Early SCA History

On her projects page, Mistress Therasia von Tux provides scanned documents from the Twelfth Night Roll "used in 1968 (AS 2) to create the chivalry as an order, create the order of the laurel plus create the first dukes."

Even More Estrella XXII Photos Online

Aine ingen Fhinn, of the West Kingdom, has posted a marvelous, large album of Estrella XXII photos on her website.

Beltane Celebration

Come and join the people of Hrafnsfjordr as they celebrate Beltane. With the coming of warmer weather and longer days, the people are looking forward to planting things to make this our homes a greener place.

Sir Steven MacEanruig, founding member of the SCA, enters halls of Valhalla

Steve Henderson, known in the SCA as Sir Steven MacEanruig, was at the backyard party in 1966 that was the genesis of the Society for Creative Anachronism. On March 8, 2006, Sir Steven left us for the next world.

March Collegium

Join the Barony of Selviergard as we host our first Spring Collegium. We will have visiting teachers from the Kingdom of the Outlands. 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!

Ides of March Feast

Back by popular request…the Cynaguan Culinary Guild invites you to join in an enchanted evening in Arab Spain. We have carefully chosen a menu of Middle Eastern delights, which will entice even the most critical palate which includes four courses beginning with appetizers and ending with a superb assortment of desserts and refreshing Moroccan Tea.

DeCamville Pas d'Armes Photos Online

Martin of Rivenstar shares photos from the DeCamville Pas d'Armes event which took place February 11, 2006 in the Kingdom of the West.

Kissing Auction Brings Smiles to Faces and Money to Chirurgeons!

Brigit Thornwielder, Abbess of the Sisters of the Yellow Veil, has announced that the recent Kissing Auction at Estrella War XXII was a great success, but for the Chirurgeons and for the recipients of the kisses.

Shire of Esfenn to Simulate Armageddon

Leohtulf of the Silver Hills reports that National Geographic will have a team of videographers to film the Shire of Esfenn's fighter practice in Hayward, California March 5, 2006. The practice will be used as footage for the Battle of Armageddon.

More Estrella XXII Photos Online

Baron Wolt of the Kingdom of the West has posted photos from Estrella XXII.

West King Wields Rapier at Estrella

Brigit Thornwielder reports on the deeds of His Majesty Fabian of the Kingdom of the West during the recent Estrella War XXII.

Northern Wolf Tournament

The Shire of Wolfscairn invites one and all to the Northern Wolf Tournament. In beautiful Sonoma County at Finley Park (where the Duchess' War was held last year). It will be this Sunday, February 26, 2006. Armour inspection starts at 11:00 and the tourney will start at noon.

Brigid's Feast 2006 Photos Online

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