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West Kingdom

[WES] Siege Cooking Pirates

While the fighting still rages outside, the Shire is negotiating with the pirates. To impress them into thinking we can stand the siege for much longer, we need to prepare a feast using just the dwindling supplies in our larder.

[WES] Fall Captaincy

As Fall speeds towards us, we meet again to find a new Captain for the Winter's Gate militia. In addition, we will be holding the first-ever rapier tourney for the Commander of the Cavaliers! Come join us for a wonderful weekend of fighting and food!

[WES] Debardchery

The Shire of Cloondara's annual fun filled event! Something for everyone! Saturday, August 20, 2011 (PST) - Debardchery. Location: Golden Gate Park Archery Range (47th & Fulton) San Francisco.

Varyag and Trava 54th Prince and Princess of Oertha

Baron Khevron reports that Lord Varyag Hildisivin, inspired by Lady Trava of the West, was the victor of the July 16, 2011 Coronet in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West.

Battle in Bangkok park

One would not expect to find knights in armor battling out on a Sunday afternoon in Bangkok, Thailand, but that's exactly what visitors to Lumpini Park find each week. CNN GO has the story and video.

[WES] Baroness’ Champion

Come ye to honor Selviergard's Baroness. She has asked that all fighters answer Her call to a "bear pit" style tournament that will be held to determine Her Champion.

[WES] Midsummer Feast

Our Barony will be celebrating our Midsummer Feast on Saturday, August 6th. There will also be contests for our next Baronial Rapier Champion and for the Bard of Fett Burg. 

[WES] Cooking Workshop

Our next cooking workshop is this coming Saturday, July 23, 2011. It will be at our house--3806 Williams Road, San Jose--and start at 2:00.

[WES] Rivenoak Championship

I wish to invite all of you to Twain California on September 9-11, 2011 and help our newly suckered....er....elected Baron and Baroness of Rivenoak in their first ever Championship. (Which by the way will be a whole 3 weeks after they step up)

Abe Akirakeiko and Ii Katsumori to be elevated at Pennsic

Otto and Katherine, Palatine Baron and Baroness of the Far West, have announced that Abe Akirakeiko and Ii Katsumori will be elevated to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of the West at the upcoming Pennsic War.

[WES] War Practice

The Raven Company, and the Western Spartans invite the Warriors of the West to come together to train for WAR. 

[WES] Feast of St. Augustine

Their Majesties Marc and Patricia of the West, and Their Excellencies Otto and Katherine of the Far West, cordially bid all gentles throughout Their lands welcome to the Feast of St. Augustine event, to be held on Battle Rock (Okinawa, Japan) this third weekend of August.

Duchess War photos online

Megan reports that she has created an album of photos from Duchess War, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West. The photos are available on Flickr.

[WES] Vinhold Archery Champion Tourney

Are you good with a stick? Do you love to watch your shafts hit the bullseye? Do you quiver at the chance to shoot your bow? If so, Come to Vinhold this Saturday, June 25, and show off your talents!

The battle of BART

Media coverage of the SCA fighter practice in an Oakland, California BART station continues when Angela Woodall of the Oakland Tribune visited the Rockridge BART parking lot to learn about SCA-style armored combat. (photos)

Robin of Thornwood to become Laurel in the West

Eliska reports that a vigil will be held for Lady Robin of Thornwood to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel on Friday 17, 2011 at West Kingdom June Crown.

[WES] June Crown

As summer blooms, come join Their Majesties as They bear witness to the grand tourney to choose the next Western Heirs. This year June Crown will be held at a new site, Freeze Out Flats (near Duncan Mills).

[WES] Eskalyan Baroness' Champion

Here in does the Baroness of Eskalya, Margaret Anne of Somerset, invite all to come and enjoy a day of fun and fighting.

[WES] War Practice

Ever faithful vassals to The Crown, and mindful of their duty to provide trained soldiers to the army of The West, Their Excellencies, Aurelia, Baroness of Vinhold, Joel and Custodia, Baron and Baroness of Westermark, call upon all fighters and archers to take up arms and meet on the field for war practice at Skyline Park in Napa California on June 25, 2011.

Cynehild Cynesigesdohtor tapped for elevation in Oertha

Their Majesties Jade and Catherine of the Kingdom of the West have placed Cynehild Cynesigesdohtor on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

[WES] Vikings Vs. Ninjas!

Greetings O Foolish Ones!  The time for grand silliness has come.late, but better than never!  Break out your most horrid/silly garb, polish your sense of humor and your thirst for silliness for the time is near!

The Far West Symposium Youtube channel is Alive!

Otto Spilman, Palatine Baron for the Barony of the Far West, reports that he has created a YouTube channel for SCA members in Japan, Korea and Thailand to share SCA classes in an online format.

Achillies of Sparta wins Cynagua Coronet

Elli reports that Achillies of Sparta was the winner of the Summer 2011 Coronet in the Principality of Cynagua, Kingdom of the West. Achilles was fighting for the honor of Esmerelda of the Lakes.

[WES] Baronial Birthday

All are cordially invited to join the Stronghold of Battle Rock for The Far West

[WES] Knights Errant in Vakkerfjell

Knights Errant in Vakkerfjell Saturday, June 4 · 11:00am - 8:30pm

Chivalry in the Mists

Commuters using the Rockridge, California BART station stop are occasionally treated to a sight one would not expect while using public transport: knights in armor duking it out in a parking lot. Felix Irmer of Oakland North visited the practice and reports. (photos)

[WES] Spring Captaincy

Come join us as we stoke the fires of Beltane and choose the mightiest Spring Champion to lead the valiant Winter's Gate militia!

Video of Mists Spring 2011 Coronet online

Miles has posted a video of the final round of the recent Coronet Tournament in the Principality of the Mists, West Kingdom. The video is available on YouTube.

[WES] Kingdom Arts and Sciences

An annual event in June to celebrate arts and sciences. This weekend-long camping event features multiple tracks of classes and sometimes equestrian events.

[WES] Duchess War

It is time once again to unleash the dogs of war
The War Duchess of Wolfscairn
Calls upon all Ladies of Estate to assemble their armies and
Take to the field to win Glory, Honor, and Treasure.