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West Kingdom

[WES] Pirates' Revel

Ahoy me hearties! A call goes out to pirates, buccaneers, privateers, sailors of the Royal navy and wenches. All are to gather at the Salty Dog Tavern to engage in pirate amusements, bawdy and bold and take a break from the rigors of the sea. 

[WES] All Hallows Eve Medieval fair and Tourney

Hawks Haven is putting on the All Hallows Eve Medieval fair and Tourney at Gavilan College.  We will be having a Mad-Dog tourney for both Heavy Fighters and Rapier Fighters where you will be fighting for a turkey. 

[WES] Westermark Shipwrecked Madness

The Barony of Westermark cordially invites you to attend the Westermark Shipwrecked Madness, September 16-18 2011, in the nearby and scenic Ed Levin Park, Milpitas, California.

Abu Shahid Malik al-Haddad offered Peerage in the West

Baroness Anastasia Grindstead reports that her protégé, Baron Abu Shahid Malik al-Haddad, has been offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties Rolf and Aurora of the Kingdom of the West.

Princess Esmeralda's photos from Mists/Cynagua War

Esmeralda of the Lakes, Principessa of Cynagua in the Kingdom of the West, shares photos taken at the recent Mists/Cynagua War. The photos are available on Her Highness' website.

Oertha bear pit tourney video online

His Royal Highness Rurik Varyag Velmudov of the Principality of Oertha reports that he has uploaded video from the Bear Pit Tournament of the Selviergard Baroness' Champion event. The video is available on YouTube.

[WES] Samhein

Celebrate the last harvest of the season and the coming of the dark times! The hobgoblins will be about making merry with the traditions of the season.

[WES] Ducal Prize

Come and Play with us over Labor Day weekend in Woodland at the Yolo county fairgrounds.

[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.