Rapier Combat

Combat with rapier, schlagger, or similar bladed weapons.

En garde: beware the BBQ sword!

Looking for the perfect gift for the SCAdian fencer? How about a BBQ Sword, a twin-pronged cooking fork with a rapier handle.

[NOR] Northshield Rapier Academy

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The Shire of Korsvag will be hosting Northshield Rapier Academy on Saturday, September 6th, AS 43.

Where : Oak Grove Park, Fargo, ND (directions and a map on the linked page)
When : Site opens at 9 AM and closes at 9 PM
What : A day of study and practice of the Art of Defense. Join us for a variety of classes for the seasoned fencer as well as those who have never picked up a schlager. Lists will be available for pick-up bouts as well as sheltered space for hanging out and socializing. Location:
Shire of Korsvag (Fargo, North Dakota)

[NOR] Art-ic Madness

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This event is intended to be a fun get together of people interested in the Arts and Sciences to share and learn about different types of Arts and Sciences and get ideas and feed back. This is not an Arts and Sciences competition but instead a forum of sorts to learn, teach, and share with each other. There will also be a fighting demo on Friday where we hope to have both rapier and heavy fighting. This will be on the University of Minnesota campus and is intended to get the attention of students and show off the fun things we do. Location:
College of Tor Aerie

[AET] Hideaway Homecoming

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The Forests of Hornwood hold many dangerous animals on four feet...and on two. After the war, fleeing mercenaries and defeated warriors infiltrate our shire, pillaging what spoils they can find and causing great scenes of discord. Join with us, The Shire of Hornwood, on September 6th from 9am until 8pm in our efforts to clear out the rabble and fill our larders for the coming winter. The promise of great rewards awaits you at our Hideaway Homecoming! Location:
Shire of Hornwood (Brockport Pennsylvania)

[ANS] Central Regional Rapier Academy

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The Central Region is pleased to present the Central Regional Rapier Academy October 26th in Athens, TX.

The site has indoor and outdoor venues in which to teach. If you wish to teach a class in our Historic Swordplay track, please contact Lord Corvin at kevwilson@swbell.net. Location:
Dragonsfire Tor (Athens, Texas)

Dons in space!

Richard Garriott, known in the Kingdom of Ansteorra as Don Shamino, will become the next space tourist when he blasts off in the fall of 2008 aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft for a 10-day stay on the International Space Station.

More Queen's Champion photos and video online

Marie Giroux reports that her lord husband, James the Fletcher, has posted photos and video from the recent Ansteorra Queens Champion event.

Queen's Champion photos online

Lady Brenna MacDonald reports that she has created an album of photos from the recent Queen's Champion event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Lady Mary photos now online

Lord Alexander reports that he has created several albums of photos from the Kingdom of Ealdormere's Lady Mary event. They are available to view on the Two Ravens website.

Stierbach's Tenth Birthday Photos

Alan has posted photos from the recent Tenth Anniversary event in the Barony of Stierbach (Kingdom of Atlantia) on his Flickr account.

2008 Murder Melee photos now on line

Lord Alexander has posted several albums of photos from the recent Murder Melee event in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.

[WES] 25th Annual Protectorate Tournament

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Fighters, let your consorts inspire your to greater valor and chivalry, all to make them this year's Lady ( or Laddie! ) of Love and Beauty! This year's Protectorate Tourney is only open to local fighters, but the Prize Tourney is open to all. There will also be a Rapier Tourney. All Protectorate entrants must have their consorts present to be eligible, per Crown Tournament Rules.

What: 25th Annual Protectorate Tournament Location:
Canton of Borderwinds (Santa Maria, California)

[AET] AEthelmearc Coronation

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The Coronation of Christopher Rawlyns and Morgen of Rye will be held on September 20th in the Shire of Heronter. In addition to the Last Court of Khalek and Branwyn, and the Coronation and First Court of Christopher and Morgen, the day will include tournaments to select the new Rapier Champion, Youth Combat Champion, and a competition at which Christopher and Morgen will select their Arts and Sciences Champion. Location:
Shire of Heronter (Randolph, New York)

Moorish Tavern 2008 photos online

Berwyn has posted an album of photos from the Moorish Tavern event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Northshield.

[MID] Known World Academy of the Rapier

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The Barony of Fenix and the Middle Kingdom are pleased to host the 2008 Known World Academy of the Rapier!

There will be classes for historical rapier combat, classes for SCA rapier combat, classes for A&S of interest to late-period personae, tournaments for all levels of skill and interest! There will be parties to meet and greet your fellow Courtiers. There will be a field trip to the Frazier Arms an Armory Museum - an official depository from the British Royal Armories. Location:
Barony of Fenix (Fort Mitchell, Kentucky)

[WES] Volcanalia

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The Romans sacrificed annually to Vulcan, god of fire, so that he would avert harmful fires from their crops. Vulcan is considered to be the manufacturer of armor for the gods and heroes; he also made the thrones for the other gods on Mount Olympus. Come join the Shire of Hrafnafjordr as we fight, feast, and build fire.

The tourneys will be gladiator style, with Roman weapons. Rapier is more than welcome. Arts and Science competition will be most creative fire (materials will be provided on site). Feast meat will be provided, please bring your favorite Roman dish to share. There is plenty room for camping. Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Kenai, Alaska)

[AET] Scribes, Fighters & Fencers

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Oh My. What a combo. Scribes come and work on your current projects or learn from some of the Kingdom's finest scribes. In attendance will be Mistress Antoinette de la Croix, Mistress Kris Gilibari, THL Gianna di Auriolo to name a few. For the Fighters and Fencers we have some fun things planned. New fighters and fencers this is the last scheduled event where you can authorize for Pennsic. We will have the marshals available and the appropriate paperwork. Location:
Shire of Gryffyn's Keep (Murrysville, Pennsylvania)

Photos from Sapphire Joust online

Belphoebe has posted an album of photos from the recent Sapphire Joust event in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Bordermarch Baronials photo album online

Lord Phocas of Bordermarch has posted an album of photos from Bordermarch Baronials which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

[NOR] Day of Fencing

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Day of Fencing: Bank the Booty, Bury the Bodies. Hosted by the Shire of Silfren Mere August 23, 2008

The Plummer House
1091 Plummer Lane SW
Rochester, MN 55901

Schedule:

Site opens at:
8 am for setup teams and Royalty and retinue
9 am for populace
10 am fighters assemble for instruction
10:30 Populace assembles for instruction
11 am Fighting begins, lunch is available, spontaneous A&S circles form... Location:
Shire of Silfren Mere (Rochester, Minnesota)

Shava's photos of..... ARRG

No, we weren't just eaten by a monster! Viscountess Elashava bas Riva of the Kingdom of Northshield really does have photos and a report from ARRG VII, which took place recently in the Barony of Jararvellir.

[ATL] Scribal Workshop

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The next scribal workshop will be held on Saturday June 14th from 11 am until 4 pm at my home in Hodges, SC. As usual, we will hold a workshop for the scribal arts.

Lucien will have fencing practice outside. This time we will also be hosting a SCA "Swap Meet". (Thanks to Bri and Marla who suggested this!) Bring out your unwanted or unneeded SCA gear, jewelry, pretty much anything and swap or sell it to a new home where it can get a new life! Finally, this is an Ordes weekend, so come prepared to enjoy the fare at our very own local English Pub. We attend in Garb, so pack accordingly! Location:
Hodges, South Carolina

[EAS] St. Sebastian's Fair

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Robin in the greenwood is … and he wants us to join him. On May 10 we will return to the grounds of the Limerick Bowmen for a fair celebrating the flight of the arrow. (This year, no snow!)

Archery activities will include a roving range (including, we hope, a running deer), royal rounds, practice areas and novelty shoots.

We will also have thrown weapons and fencing.

There are both a hall and an outdoor shelter for those not shooting to gather to visit, game, or ply their crafts. Artisans are encouraged to bring projects to work on and share. (Bring tables and chairs). Merchants are most welcome (no charge above gate fees), with merchants of goods related to Archery, Thrown Weapons and the Fence given preference if space becomes an issue. Location:
Shire of Hartshorn-dale (Schwenksville, Pennsylvania)

West Kingdom scholar wins Fulbright Scholarship

Pachomius Oneshoe reports that West Kingdom resident Lady Gabriela D'Avila (Mary Curtis) has won a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study in Spain.

[EAL] Rapier War College

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Rapier War College (Where fencers learn melee fighting skills)

Saturday May 3, 2008

Scholar's Hall
888 Trillium Dr.
Kitchener, Ontario

9:30 Doors Open, coffee & snacks
10:00 In class session
11:30 Pizza Lunch
12:30 Armour up & fence
~6:00 Doors close

Autocrats: Sir Edward the Red and Countess Rylyn Buchanan Mark and Beth Patchett Location:
Canton of Bryniau Twywnnog (Kitchener, Ontario)

[OUT] Baronesses Gambit

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The great Baroness of Caerthe, Mary of Blackthorn has spent this long, cold winter dreaming of the great fighters of her realm. She sent a missive to the beautiful Baroness of Dragonsspine, Lydia of the Pines, to challenge her to a chess match at the first thaw. At the behest of their Excellencies, fighters will meet on the chessboard of battle to support their most excellent Baronesses. Each move on the chessboard by the baronesses will be fought on the tourney field by their fighters. Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Franktown, Colorado)

[LOC] Royal Visit and Rapier Championship

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The King is coming! His Majesty Berengar of Nancy will be grace the barony with his presence at the Baronial Rapier Championship and New Year's Celebration.

Saturday will have rapier tourneys, dancing and a feast. The Arts and Sciences competition is for the finest dedication, salutation or lamentation, before, during or after a bout. The feast will be served especially for His Majesty from "To The King's Taste". Also, entertainment fit for a King! Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Canberra, Australia)

Battle of the Oranges photos online

Lidia de Ragusa has posted photos from the recent Battle of the Oranges event in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

what if a man says NO i don't fight women?

This topic is not meant to start a fight, nor is it meant to be offensive. It turns out this is a very sensitive subject from both sides of the fence. Anyway, be it one on one heavy weapons or one on one fencing, if a man says NO I don't fight women, NO i don't fight girls, NO i don't fight females, should the woman be forced to accept no for an answer and simply walk away? ANSWER: Yes. Like it or not, but in every state in the US NO always means NO.

[ATL] Barnacled Bullfrog

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If you're looking for a fun way to spend Saturday, April 26, come over to the Barony of Marinus and visit our annual below-the-salt tavern event, Barnacled Bullfrog. We promise a day of food, fun, flirting, fighting, and games that you won't soon forget.

Rapier Fighting: Rapier fighters will team up to participate in a Treasure Chest Tourney which will be followed by tavern brawl pickups.

Location:
Barony of Marinus (Suffolk, Virginia)