West

West Kingdom

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.

[WES] Mists/Cynagua War

Rise up, Populace of the Mist and rally to your prince and help him protect our fair lands from the marauding horde of that foul black feathered clan known as Cynaguians. We will flock to our stratgic borderland in the Barony of Vinhold at Skyline Park and lay waste to the invaders.

[WES] Oertha Summer Coronet Tourney and Investiture

Their Highnesses Kennric and Dagmar invite you to join them to witness the tourney to determine their heirs. In addition to the Oertha Coronet Tourney, there will be roses fighting for both heavy and rapier fighters.

[WES] Oerthan Spring Collegium

Vesper Principal Herald, Mistress Moira O'Conner, and Baldric Herald, Her Grace Eilis, will be coming to our fair Principality on May 14 and 15 to teach a series of classes on the following topics:

Gryffon Armory and the Green Gryffon Inn & Pub

The Gryffon Armory provides leather armor and accessories for the SCA, Larp, or anything in need of leatherwork. From costume and armor grade leather pieces such as bracers, gorget, and even full suits to frogs, sheaths, quivers, and, for the completist, dog harnesses for carts. They also deal in llamelar, scale, and even chain armor and jewelry.

Otto and Katherine new Palatine Baron and Baroness of the Far West

Abe Akirakeiko reports that the new Baron and Baroness of the Palatine Barony of the Far West have been chosen.

[WES] See the Sea

The Shire of Pavlok Gorod is pleased to announce Mistress Tama's annual birthday celebration: See the Sea
September 16-18, 2011

[WES] Mists Spring Investiture

Their Highnesses of the Mists, Mikolaj and Vittoria, invite all to witness and celebrate the Investiture of Their Heirs.

"As much historical research as your brain can handle"

“This is a great hobby and it’s a family-friendly event. You do as much historical research as your brain can handle, and that really makes this interesting,” commented Sir Gemini at a recent SCA demonstration in Manteca, CA. Jason Campbell of the Manteca Bulletin has the story. (photo)

SCA Thailand in the News

In early April, a reporter from the Bangkok Post went to cover the fighter practice of the Canton of Golden Playne, the first and only SCA branch in Thailand. The video is available at the Bangkok Post Website.

Two receive Peerages in the West

His Majesty Jade, King of the West Kingdom, reports that two of His subjects were offered peerages during a blustery Crown Tournament on March 19, 2011.

Miles Fitz-Rauf winner of Spring 2011 Mists Coronet

Dame Christian de Holacombe reports that Miles Fitz-Rauf was the victor of the April 9, 2011 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of the Mists. Prince Miles was inspired in His endeavor by Dame Francesca von Hesse.

Great Western War 2010 photos online

Esmeralda of the Lakes reports that she has posted several photo albums from last year's Great Western War 2010. The albums are available on her website.

Whiteshield photos online

Ghislaine has created an album of photos from the March 5, 2011 Whiteshield event which took place in the Barony of Darkwood (Kingdom of the West). The photos are available on SmugMug.

[WES] Cynaguan May Coronet

May 27 to 30 is May Coronet. It is at the same site as last year (2331 Silver Creek Road, Meadow Valley, CA 95956). Site opens Friday at noon closes Monday at 5 PM. Midnight is the quiet hour when sound should stay inside your tent walls.

Golden Rivers Championship photos online

Lady Aine de Lacy reports that she has created an album of photos from Golden Rivers Championships, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West.

Marc and Patricia new Heirs to Western Throne

His Majesty King Jade reports that Viscount Marc de Arundel was the winner of the March 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired by Patricia.

[WES] Rivenoak's Fool's / Newcomer's Tourney

The Barony of Rivenoak wishes to invite all to join us for a day full of fun and adventure in our majestic Bidwell Park. The King and Queen of Misrule will be divined through Rivenoak’s arcane art of Divination by Cupcake. 

[WES] Spring Offensive

Unto the known world does the Baron and Baroness of Selviergard issue this challenge to come forth unto the field of honor and display your skill in a Pas d'armes for heavy and rapier fighters. In true spirit of the dream march unto the field with your banners flying. Enjoy the start of the summer in Oertha and then let the Spring Offensive Begin.

[WES] Rumble in the Jungle 2

Greetings to one and all! The Canton of Golden Playne would like to invite anyone who is interested to come join us the weekend after Songkran for the Tournament of the Tiger! This is the first three day event the Canton has thrown together, and there should be lots of fun, fighting, and feasting.

[WES] Baronial Changeover

April 16-17, 2011 Baronial Changeover Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, AK)

Great Gotemba Tourney

In the tradition of the medieval tournaments, Castle Tintagel is organizing a medieval festival that will provide fun for all. For the fighters, there will be one on one tournments, melees, and even a fighting at night under the stars.