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  {===========}         #85 July, AS XXXVIII (2003, C.E.)

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This is The eSentinel, a publication of the Principality
of Tir Righ, Kingdom of An Tir, of the Society for Creative
Anachronism, Inc. It is not a corporate publication of the
SCA, nor does it delineate SCA Policies. The eSentinel is
available by subscription through the Chronicler.
Subscriptions are $2/yr. More information is available on
the Northern Sentinel Website:
http://north.antir.sca.org/sentinel/
Permission is granted to forward a single copy to any
given individual once only as a sample. Any other
distribution is theft and harms the Principality.
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IN THIS ISSUE:
- Event Calendar
- By The Light of A Northern Star
- From the ...
... Prince and Princess of Tir Righ
... Seneschal
... Exchequer
... Heraldic OP Deputy
... Acting Web Minister
... First Prince and Princess of the Crown
Principality of The North

... Board of Directors, SCA, Inc.
- Laws of the Principality of Tir Righ
- Principality of Tir Righ Curia in Lions Gate
- Upcoming Events in Tir Righ
- Because I Can...
- Because I Can, Too...
- Compendium of Resources
- Staff Credits

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EVENT CALENDAR
http://north.antir.sca.org/events/

July
2-6 An Tir/West War, Summits, TBA
4-6 Mermaid's Tourney, False Isle, Powell River, BC
4-6 Fields of Gold, Tir Bannog, Smithers, BC
10 PJ Party Meets The Mummy, Appledore Oliver, BC
11-13 War of The Ravens, Hartwood, Port Alberni, BC
18-20 July Coronation, Blatha An Oir, Tacoma, WA
25-27 Sergeant/Gallant Trials, Seagirt, Victoria, BC

August
15-17 Homecoming, Danscombe, Kelowna, BC
15-17 SST, Seagirt, Victoria, BC
15-17 S/Y/G Trials, Lions Gate, Vancouver, BC
22-24 Warren War, Shittimwoode, Bellingham, WA
22-24 Holmgang VIII, Krakafjord, Vernon, BC
22-24 Forest War, Coill Mohr, 100 Mile House, BC
23 Anniversary Tourney, Cragemere Campbell River, BC
29-31 Crown Tourney, Borealis, Edmonton, AB

September
5-7 Birthday Bash, Hartwood, Nanaimo, BC
5-7 September Revel, Dregate, Omak, WA
5-7 Summer's End / Ithra, Ravensweir, Quensel, BC
13-14 Coronet Tourney, Danscombe, Kelowna, BC
26-28 Kingdom Bardic, Wyewood, S.King Co., WA

October
10-13 Golden Swan, Appledore Oliver, BC

November
22-23 Principality Investiture, Shittimwoode, Bellingham, WA

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By The Light of A Northern Star....

I wish I could say that I've recovered from *that*
weekend. Well, I could, actually. But I'd be lying.....

Those of us who have been working toward that event for
the last however many years are still trying to shake it
out and recover from the various pinches of making sure
we weren't dreaming. Anyone who watched Mistress
Elizabeth Braidwoode that evening couldn't help but smile
at the unbridled JOY she embodied. I wrote in last
month's commemorative issue (still available through this
Office!), that she was more than the "brains of the
operation" she was the heart. I think I was probably
belabouring the obvious. But I don't think I've ever
written a truer word.

Now, while Their Highnesses recognized the Northern
Principality Committee in particular during the
Investiture Court, let me assure you that there were
several dozen others who were working hard in the
background as well! There were no less than eight
sub-committees, each having at least a half-dozen people
involved with them, to say nothing of the various
individuals who popped up to offer aid and assistance
here and there. And then there were the ones that were
working so far in the background I didn't even start
realizing it until far later in the entire process. To
say that this came about due to the efforts of hundreds of
people is probably not even close to the reality.

Some people voiced the idea that now that the rush was
over, we could relax. Well, some of us might be able to.
For a lot of us, the mad rush is over. For others, the
work continues. The Principality Laws, as written and
read out in Court, still need tweaking, and Their
Highnesses and HL Ljotr will be looking into that over
the next few weeks.
Heraldic work and discussion about possible Arms for Her
Highness continues, and regalia is still getting made
(not everything was available for the Investiture). And
there are many things that are going to be needed in the
coming months and years.
This journey isn't over; we just passed by a rather large
marker on the road.
Ask about - there's lots of things yet to do.
Including a Principality Office or two that either are
now, or are about to become, open. Some of us are only
here because The Crown granted exceptions to our tenures.
Remember: This is a Volunteer Organization. There's lots
of work for those who wish to do it. Nothing happens,
otherwise.....

Well, a lot of folks got a good chuckle at my "expense"
at the Investiture Court. The terms
"deer-in-the-headlights", "stunned", "slack-jawed" and
my favourite, "gob-smacked" were all used to describe
the expression on my face. To say I was amazed would be
a viable candidate for understatement of the year. I have
NO recollection of what anyone said in support of my
recognition. I'm not even sure if I bowed coming into
Court! Are you kidding? I remember everything about Master
Uilliam's ceremony; especially since it was such a major
set-up for what happened to me, and the joy I had in
speaking for him!
Well, there has been a certain amount of amusement
following this with my being called "MastERasmus" and
"Massa Rassmus" which is actually all to the good, it's
keeping my head from swelling. I'm allowing myself a
small amount of smugness when I look at the "normal"
medallion.
It's when I see the old medallion, that has passed from
Baron Gerhard, through Baroness Amand, Countess Melissa,
and Mistress Meresigha and Mistress Megan that my head
deflates and I sober up rather quickly. Them's some
footprints to follow, y'know?

I still haven't decided what my "formal" title will be
yet; still need to do a little more persona research.
But for now, I'll continue signing myself exactly as you
see below. To my mind, it's more of who I am...


Lord Erasmus The Traveller, OP

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From The Prince and Princess of Tir Righ

Greetings Unto the Populace of Tir Righ,

As We sit and contemplate what to write it occurs to me
that We ascended the Tir Righ Thrones not even two weeks
ago. What a noble honour to be in the seat of ultimate
service. We hope that we do justice by our people, for
Tir Righ and for Our Great Kingdom An Tir.

Please have patience with Us as We are still trying to
put together Our retinue and figure out Our Progress.
We will be contacting each branch before We visit, and
would encourage all to drop us a line to let Us know
about people in your area that deserve recognition.

First of all We want to congratulate Sir Ulf Bloodfoot
and Companion Celdae the Seeker on achieving the finals
in the recent coronet. It was great pleasure to have such
a noble opponent during the last round.

Clinton War will be an event to remember this year as We
call Our army to war to test and try the Barony of Lions
Gate. Noble Warriors of the Prince, this is the call to
war!

Lionsdale welcomed Us to their champions tourney last
week (June 21-22). We thank them for their hospitality.
It gave Us great joy to hand out Our first awards in Our
home branch. Congratulations to Petro Rosvardo, Danika of
Lionsdale, Richarde Toucet de la Croix, and John Shewan
on their AAs, and also to Johanna Katarina Morgenstochter
and Genevieve de Clairvaux for their Goutte de Sangs.
Congratulations to all those who received awards at
Coronet also.

We want to personally thank everyone involved from Regalia
to Ceremonies and Fundraising, the people who provided
service to creating the words, the look, and as basic as
the opportunity for the events that lead up to and
including Coronet. We recognize the amount of time and
effort to put all of this together. We thank you all for
your support from the bottom of Our hearts.

We look forward to the next months, and hope for the
opportunity to meet many of you.

Einar Thora
Prince, Tir Righ Princess, Tir Righ

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From the Principality Seneschal

At the end of TRH Einar and Thora's reign will be the time
for me to step down as Seneschal of this Great
Principality. I am looking for someone who would like to
take over as advisor to TRHs and legal representative of
Tir Righ.

If you think you have the ability to assume the job,
please send me an email declaring your interest.

I am also still looking for a reporting deputy who would
be responsible to assist all of Tir Righ's branches in
reporting to Principality. If you are interested, please
drop me a line.

Ljotr Einarsson AA MI JL GS
Seneschal, Principality of Tir Righ

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From The Principality Exchequer

Principality Chamberlain Needed!

Do you have the burning desire to volunteer your time and
organizational skills? Have you always wanted a chance to
be in on the ground level of a new office, so that you can
have input into how the office is organized? Well -- here
is your chance.

Tir Righ, as a new Principality, is now in need of a
Chamberlain. This is known as a "lesser office" which
reports to the Principality Exchequer, as well as to the
Prince & Princess. The following is an excerpt from the An
Tir Handbook, that describes the job of Royal Chamberlain.
The Principality Chamberlain is expected to basically do
the same job, but on the Principality level.

Royal Chamberlain:
The Royal Chamberlain is responsible for the maintenance
of Royal regalia, making an inventory of the Royal regalia
at the change of Reigns, and arranging storage for the
Royal Regalia. The Royal Chamberlain reports the inventory
to the Kingdom Exchequer once a year.

The Royal Chamberlain insures the Royal Regalia and other
Kingdom property in accordance with the directions of the
Exchequer. He or she chairs the Royal Regalia Commission
which is composed of Their Majesties (or Their
representatives), Their Highnesses (or Their
representatives), the Exchequer, the Minister of Arts &
Sciences, plus interested members of the Noble Estate and
the Peerages. The Commission recommends acquisition,
disposition, and best use of Regalia to Their Majesties.

The Royal Chamberlain maintains a supply of award
medallions and is the person to contact if a medallion is
lost or damaged and needs to be replaced. Upon receipt of
a small fee plus postage, and verification from the Dexter
Gauntlet Herald (Order of Precedence) of the requester's
right to bear the medallion, the Royal Chamberlain will
issue a replacement.

Principality Chamberlains:
Principality Chamberlains are responsible for the regalia
of their Principality. They report to their Prince and
Princess and Principality Exchequer.

Baronial Chamberlains:
Baronial Chamberlains are responsible for the regalia of
their Barony. They report to their Baron and/or Baroness
and Baronial Exchequer.
If you are interested in this position, please forward a
copy of your application, along with an SCA resume. Please
be sure to list any mundane qualifications that you have
that may be applicable to this position. You may forward
your application by email or regular mail. Please be sure
to send a copy of your application to the following:

Principality Exchequer: <northern-exchequer@antir.sca.org>
Principality Seneschal: <northern-seneschal@antir.sca.org>
Their Highnesses: <tir-righ-prince@antir.sca.org> and
<tir-righ-princess@antir.sca.org>
(please be sure to send an application to both addresses)

To be considered, all applications must be received no
later than July 31st. A decision will be made as soon
after that date as possible.

If you would like any further information regarding this
position, please don't hesitate to contact me.

In service to Tir Righ
Eriu of Tlachtga,
Tir Righ Exchequer

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From the Principality Heraldic OP Deputy

Greetings to the citizens of Tir Righ and An Tir from Her
Ladyship Yolande Chastellain. I have been appointed the
OP Herald for Tir Righ (a deputy position) and have been
working away on creating an online Order of Precedence and
Roster for our fair Principality. I am happy to announce
that it is ready for viewing.

Please visit: http://www3.telus.net/lucullus/OP

It is linked on the general Principality of Tir Righ
website. It will always be a work in progress, and there
is still some work to be done, but I am happy with the
results.

If you have any changes/updates/corrections that you find
need to be made, please email me at <damozel@telus.net> I
will be traveling to events with printed hard copies of
the online website, so gentles and their awards may be
referenced at an event.

Please feel free to circulate this announcement and print
in local newsletters. I can also be reached at:

HL Yolande Chastellain
(604) 599-4181
<damozel@telus.net>

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From the Acting Principality Web Minister

It has been a busy time at the Web Minister's office in
the last month and a half. We have been averaging updates
to <http://north.antir.sca.org> every two days and now
have the new map of Tir Righ available!

I'd like to personally thank Duncan, Lord Macquarrie for
all of his efforts in the virtual realm for our
Principality. He has been instrumental in getting us to
this point and has been incredibly helpful in the
transition period. Thank you, Duncan!

Finally, I'd like to make a call for additions to the
Codex Boreum! The Codex exists to hold links to personal
pages and other pages of interest for the Principality.
Please contact me at <northweb@antir.sca.org> with
additions to this valuable resource!

Lord Quentin d'Or
Acting Web Minister
Principality of Tir Righ

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From The First Prince and Princess of the
Crown Principality of The North

Greetings--
I just wanted to let you know that Skapti and I were
hoping to be able to make it this weekend, to witness the
first coronet. Unfortunately mundane issues will prevent
us from attending.

We would both appreciate it if you would pass on to the
people of the principality that we both are happy that
they have accomplished the prodigious amount of work
necessary to go from a Crown Principality to a full
Principality in such a short amount of time, and are proud
to have been the first prince and princess, however
briefly. We wish all the fighters and consorts the best
of luck, and regret that we will be missing history in
the making.

Thank you for passing this on, and congratulations!

Sincerely,
Duke Skapti Thorinson
Greifynja Asa Starradottir

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From The Board of Directors, SCA, Inc.

Greetings to the officers and members of the SCA:

It has come to my attention that there is a vast amount of
misinformation around the Society concerning waivers and
waiver policy. The purpose of my letter to you today is to
do what I can to clear up these misconceptions. Please
note that the following is the minimum required by the
SCA Inc.; individual Kingdoms may impose more stringent
requirements at their discretion.

I believe everyone is aware that individuals attending
events must either present a membership card demonstrating
proof that a signed waiver is on file at the SCA Member
Services office (a "blue card", referred to as a "waiver
card" in the SCA Governing Documents), or they must sign
a waiver at the gate. I am fairly confident that this
procedure is being followed at most if not all events.
Bravo to all!

WAIVERS AT FIGHTER PRACTICES
Many people seem to be unaware that the waiver policy also
applies at SCA fighter practices. Here is a quote from SCA
Corporate Policies (a part of the Governing Documents of
the SCA, which can be found online at http://www.sca.org
or ordered from the Stock Clerk), section VI:

"A. Anyone attending any event sponsored by a branch of
the SCA Inc. who is not able to present a valid SCA Inc.
waiver card must execute a waiver as follows:

1. All US Branches: must execute a waiver with the text
adopted by the Board of Directors at each such event,
practice or function

2. All non-US Branches
a. must execute a waiver with the text adopted by the
Board of Directors at each such event, practice or
function, OR
b. must use a country-specific waiver that has been
approved by the US Board of Directors, OR
c. must submit to the US Board of Directors a letter of
legal opinion stating that the waiver requirement is not
necessary in that particular country.

B. The text of all waivers must be the language approved
by the Board of Directors for waiver usage, subject to
individual modern jurisdictional requirements. Such
alternative texts must be approved by the Board of
Directors prior to usage. Roster style waivers are
acceptable providing that the full text of the waiver
language is included.

C. An event, for the purposes of this section only, is
defined as any recreation function announced in either
the branch, Kingdom, or Principality newsletter. Business
meetings, demos, guild meetings, dance practices, or
planning sessions are specifically excluded from these
provisions. Combat or Fighter practices are not excluded
and waivers must be collected from those actively
participating in the combat related activities at such
practices.

Any function at which combat related activities will occur
fall under the auspices of this waiver policy, regardless
of what other activities may be occurring at the function.
If there is a doubt about whether a specific function
falls under this policy, the Kingdom Seneschal is directly
empowered by the Board to make that determination and
report same in their next regularly scheduled report."
(end quote)


Please take special note of section C. All participants
in combat-related activities must either present a valid
membership-with-waiver card ("blue card") or sign a waiver
at any SCA-sponsored activity, be it an event or a
practice. No exceptions!!

What constitutes an SCA-sponsored activity? If a practice
is listed in the local, Principality, or Kingdom
newsletter, clearly that is an SCA-sponsored activity.
This would also apply if the event is advertised through
other commonly recognized means, such as the branch email
list, especially if the group is a small one and does not
have a newsletter.

If a household or individual decides to hold a practice in
someone's back yard, and they do not advertise it through
an SCA medium, then it is not an SCA-sponsored activity
and the waiver policy above does not apply. Note also
that, in such a case, the SCA's insurance does not cover
that activity.

WAIVERS FOR MINORS
Minors who are members and have a blue card of their very
own NEED NOT have a new waiver signed for them at every
event (unless otherwise specified by Kingdom Law or
policy). Their parent or guardian signed a waiver when
they sent in their membership, and it is on file. For
combat participation by minors (for those Kingdoms which
permit persons under age 18 to participate), some special
rules apply, as stated in Corporate Policies section
V.A.3:
"Prior to the training of a minor in any SCA
combat-related activity, the parent or guardian of the
minor must witness the activity, discuss it with a
witnessing marshal, and execute a Waiver for the minor.
The witnessing marshal must be explicitly authorized to
perform this function by the Earl Marshal of the kingdom.
The marshal who authorizes a minor person for any form of
SCA combat-related activity must be the Kingdom Earl
Marshal or the Principality Marshal. This need not be the
same person as the witnessing marshal."

Section V.A.4 is also important:
"Any minor involved in SCA combat-related activities at an
event MUST have a parent or properly-executed Medical
Authorization Form for Minors designating some adult
person present at the event as able to authorize medical
treatment for that minor in the case of any emergency."

Note that a Medical Authorization form is NOT the same
thing as a Waiver. Consult your Kingdom Seneschal for
more information.

WAIVER STORAGE
Another question that has come up is that of what should
be done with the waivers from events and fighter
practices. This is also addressed in SCA Corporate
Policies, section VI:

"E. Each Kingdom shall have a single responsible officer
("Waiver Secretary") as a deputy to the Kingdom Seneschal
to ensure that all required waivers, rosters, and sign-in
sheets are collected and safely stored within a reasonable
time after each event. The Waiver Secretary shall ensure
that waivers for each event can be located and provided to
the appropriate officials in the event a specific waiver
is required.

Each Kingdom shall store all original executed waivers,
rosters, and sign-in sheets, or legally accepted
facsimiles, in such a manner that a responsible party can
easily retrieve any needed waiver.

F. Local groups need not maintain copies of these records.
Kingdoms shall maintain the adult waivers for seven years
and the minor waivers for 20 years."

If you are unsure about waiver storage procedures in your
Kingdom, please consult your Kingdom Seneschal.

IN CONCLUSION
Why do we have this policy? The waivers serve to protect
us all in the event of a lawsuit resulting from SCA
activities. Contrary to popular belief, the waivers are
NOT worthless - they have now stood up in Court, or
stopped a potential lawsuit from getting as far as a
Court, on several occasions. Legal advice has indicated
that waivers are probably even more important at fighter
practices than at events.

Requiring waivers at fighter practices is not a new
policy. It has been in effect for as long as there has
been a waiver policy. It is very important that it be
enforced at all levels, in all Kingdoms. (International
groups - please consult with your Kingdom Seneschal to
see whether waivers are required, or whether a variance
has been granted in accordance with Corporate Policies
VI.A.2., quoted above.) It is not difficult to do; it is
currently being done in many areas, ranging from small
Shire practices to enormous Kingdom practices.

Seneschals and marshals - please ensure that this policy
is enforced in your group! It is vitally important that
these rules be followed.

If you have questions concerning this policy, or need
advice on implementation procedures, please consult your
Kingdom Seneschal. I would also be happy to answer any
questions.

In service,
Meg Baron
President, SCA Inc.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

You may also email <comments@sca.org>

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Laws of the Principality of Tir Righ

Table of Contents
Definitions
Article I - The Law
Article II - The Coronet
Article III - Champions
Article IV - Principality Officers and Duties
Article V - Awards and Orders
Article VI - Events

Definitions
Consort: The person who was fought for in the Coronet
Lists and was invested as Prince or Princess.
Corpora: Document which defines the medieval structure of
the Society.
Coronet: The Sovereign and Consort of a principality,
acting together. They reign subject to the overall
guidance of the Crown.
Coronet Events: The two Coronet Tournaments and two
Coronet Investitures.
Coronet Lists: Properly constituted Lists to determine, by
combat, the Heirs to the current Coronet.
Crown: The Sovereign and Consort of a kingdom, acting
together. The Crown of the Kingdom of An Tir.
Curia: A council of officers and Principality advisors
meeting to assist in administering the Principality.
Heirs: The victor in the Coronet Lists and the victor's
prospective consort, for the period between the victory
and the Investiture.
Investiture: The ceremony at which the Heirs are invested
as the Coronet.
Kingdom Law: The Laws of the Kingdom of An Tir.
Noble Estate: A body comprised of the Royalty, the Royal
Peers, and the Territorial Barons and Baronesses of An
Tir, meeting to advise the Crown as needed.
Prince and Princess: Titles of the Sovereign and Consort
of the Principality of Tir Righ.
Principality: A part of a kingdom which has the right to
select a reigning Prince and Princess by combat.
Principality Law: The Laws of the Principality of Tir
Righ.
Proclamation: A directive of the Coronet that shall have
effect only during the reign of the Coronet making it.
Regent: The person who administers the affairs of the
Principality if the Coronet is unable to reign.
Royalty: The King, Queen, Crown Prince and Princess,
Principality Princes and Princesses, and all Principality
Heirs.
Society: The Society for Creative Anachronism,
Incorporated. (SCA)
Sovereign: The victor in the Coronet Lists of Tir Righ who
has been invested with the title of Prince or Princess.
Subject: A person who resides within the Principality of
Tir Righ and is considered to be a denizen of Tir Righ,
excluding the Prince and the Princess. Exceptions to
this definition are detailed in Corpora.

Article I - The Law
1. Within the Principality of Tir Righ, the word of the
Coronet is law subject to modern law of the relevant
jurisdictions, the governing documents of the Society,
Kingdom Law and the approval of the Crown.

2. Principality Law is subject to the same restrictions
as the word of the Coronet.

3. The Laws of Tir Righ shall be published in their
entirety once each year by May 1.

4. The Laws of the Principality may be amended by the
Coronet. Amendments must be reviewed by the Principality
Seneschal for compliance with the above restrictions. Any
amendments to Principality Law must first be submitted to
the Crown of An Tir in writing and receive the Crown's
signatures before being proclaimed.

5. Amendments and proclamations must be published in the
Principality newsletter, The Northern Sentinel, and the
Kingdom newsletter, The Crier, before they are fully in
effect. Amendments to Principality Law and proclamations
should be announced at events within the Principality as
soon as possible, but no subject of the Principality
shall be held accountable until that proclamation or law
is signed and published.

Article II - The Coronet
1. Selection of the Coronet. The selection of the Coronet
is detailed in Corpora. What follows is particular to Tir
Righ.
a. Coronet Lists Eligibility
i. Entrants to the Coronet Lists and their prospective
consorts must have lived within the borders of Tir Righ
for one year preceding the Coronet Tournament and expect
to remain residents for the duration of their reign. The
Coronet may grant exceptions.
ii. Should the results of a Coronet Tournament be declared
invalid for any reason, a Coronet Tournament shall be
called at the beginning of the Investiture Event. This
tournament shall be limited to eligible entrants and their
prospective consorts who competed in the invalidated
Coronet Tournament. The victor of the tournament and their
consort shall be invested immediately.
b. Combat Conventions. The Sovereign shall determine
Coronet List combat conventions.

2. Relations with the Crown are detailed in Kingdom Law.

3. Responsibilities. The duties and responsibilities of
the Coronet are detailed in Corpora and in Kingdom Law.
What follows is particular to Tir Righ.
a. The Coronet and Heirs must attend all Principality
Coronet Events.
b. The Coronet and Heirs are responsible for reasonable
maintenance of the regalia for Their office and must pass
the regalia on to Their successor(s).

4. Privileges. The privileges of the Coronet are detailed
in Corpora and in Kingdom Law. What follows is particular
to Tir Righ.
a. Neither the Coronet nor the Heirs shall be charged
event fees at Principality Coronet Events.
b. The Coronet and the Heirs shall be reimbursed for
reasonable office, copying, postage and telephone expenses
incurred in preparation for and in conjunction with Their
reign upon submission of receipts to the Principality
Exchequer.

5. Failure to Reign and Regent
a. Failure to reign includes:
i. Failure to attend Principality Coronet Events, unless
such failure to attend is beyond the control of the
Sovereign or Consort and no failure of intent to reign is
demonstrated.
ii. Abdication. A letter from the Prince and/or Princess
to the Crown, Heirs (if any), Kingdom Seneschal and
Principality Seneschal, indicating intent to abdicate
constitutes official abdication.
iii. Failure to perform the duties of the Coronet as
judged by the Crown with the advice of the Principality
Seneschal, the Principality Champions, and Principality
Noble Estate.
b. Should either the Sovereign or Consort be unable to
complete the reign for whatever reason, the other shall
assume the duties of both for the remainder of the reign.
c. Should both the Sovereign and Consort be unable to
complete the reign, the Heirs shall be invested as Prince
and Princess as soon as possible. Until that time, the
administrative duties of the Coronet shall fall on the
Regent, and the Coronet shall revert to the Crown of An
Tir.
d. The Heavy Champion of Tir Righ shall, with the approval
of the Crown, serve as Regent. If the Heavy Champion
cannot carry out the Regent duties, then the Crown, with
advice from the Principality Seneschal and the Noble
Estate, shall select the most suitable Royal Peer to serve
as Regent. The Regent's primary responsibility is to host
a Coronet List as soon as possible and to immediately
invest the victor and consort as Prince and Princess. The
Regent may not change law or give awards.

Article III - Champions

1. The Champions are: Heavy Champion, Rapier Champion,
Archery Champion, Arts & Sciences Champion, and Bardic
Champion.

2. The job descriptions, duties, responsibilities and
privileges of the Champions are detailed in Kingdom Law.
What follows is particular to Tir Righ.

3. Duties of All Champions
a. To swear an oath of fealty and service to the Coronet.
b. To defend the honor and prestige of the Coronet and the
Principality of Tir Righ, whenever such is challenged.
c. To support the Coronet in war.
d. To attend all Coronet Events, unless that champion
receives permission from the Coronet not to do so.
e. To maintain membership in the Society during the
champion's term of service.
f. To speak or act in the Coronet's name when delegated
to do so.
g. To further the interests of their area of endeavor.

4. Each Champion must organize the tournament to choose
their successor at the appropriate Principality Coronet
event. Champions may defend their title.

5. The Championship tournaments will take place as
follows.
Spring Coronet Tournament: Arts & Sciences
Summer Investiture: Heavy
Fall Coronet Tournament: Bardic and Archery
Winter Investiture: Rapier

6. Rights and Privileges
a. To have a place at the high table for the champion and
an escort.
b. To stand armed near the Coronet at all events.
c. To be at the side of the Coronet in war.
d. To bear and display the regalia of their position.

7. The Champions are responsible for reasonable
maintenance of the regalia for their office and must pass
the regalia on to their successor.

Article IV - Principality Officers and Duties

1. Offices of the Principality of Tir Righ are structured
after the Greater and Lesser Offices of the Kingdom of An
Tir. Their job descriptions and duties are detailed in
Corpora and Kingdom Law.

2. Officers shall report to their Kingdom superiors and
maintain communications with their branch subordinates.

3. Officers serve at the pleasure of the Coronet as long
as their duties are carried out in a manner satisfactory
to the Coronet and their Kingdom superior.

Article V - Awards and Orders

1. The Coronet shall determine and create Awards and
Orders particular to the Principality of Tir Righ as They
deem necessary, and will add them to Principality Law.

Article VI - Events

Coronet events are detailed in Kingdom Law what follows is
particular to Tir Righ.

1. Conflicting Events: Within the borders of Tir Righ, no
event may conflict with a Coronet Event without the
express permission of the Coronet.

2. Schedule
The Coronet Events are:
Spring Coronet Tourney: Weekend of the last Saturday of
April (unless this date falls on Easter weekend, then the
previous weekend.)
Summer Investiture: Weekend of the second Saturday of
June.
Fall Coronet Tourney: Weekend of the second Saturday
after Labour Day (Labour Day is the first Monday of
September).
Winter Investiture: The weekend before U.S. Thanksgiving
(U.S. Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of
November).

3. Event Bids
a. Coronet Events shall be open to bid by any branch
within Tir Righ. Bids are due one year in advance. The
Coronet and Principality Seneschal will select the winning
bid. If there are no suitable bids the Coronet and
Seneschal will work with the branches to ensure that the
event is carried out as scheduled.
b. Twenty-five percent of any profit made on a Coronet
Event may be kept by the host group provided all final
reports, receipts and the remaining seventy-five percent
have been sent to the Principality Exchequer within thirty
days after the event. If the final report and all funds
are returned after thirty days, then only ten percent of
the profit may be retained by the hosting group, and the
remaining ninety percent is to be sent to the Principality
Exchequer. All final reports for Coronet Events must be
sent to the Principality Exchequer within 60 days after
the close of the event. If it is the wish of the host
group, they may donate some portion of their share to the
Principality.
c. Any Canadian branch hosting a Coronet event must prove
that at least two million dollars' worth of liability
insurance is in effect (whether obtained through the NSCA
coverage or by individual branch policy).


Prince Einar Guntharson
Princess Thora Gorvik

HL Ljotr Einarson
Principality Seneschal

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Principality of Tir Righ Curia in Lions Gate

Sunday 15 Jan, AS 38; 2003 CE

In Attendance: Their Highnesses Tir Righ; Principality
Seneschal, Rapier Marshal, Archery Marshal, Exchequer,
Constable, A&S, Chronicler, Marshal, Lists, and
Waterbearer; Seneschals of Seagirt, Crickstow-on-Sea, and
Ravensweir; various others (fluctuated, uncertain count)

SENSCHAL
- perfect reporting by branch seneschals this quarter; 100%
- intent to step down from office by November Event; had
extension granted to warrant to see this through. Time for
someone else to take over. Accepting applications.
- fired Deputy for Principality Matters; had no further
work for her (EB). She didn't seem to take it hard at all

RAPIER MARSHAL
- things are good.
- Reporting is good at about 75% of all branches, but
could be slightly better.


ARCHERY MARSHAL
- no one has died; this is good.
- working on reporting with the branch officers; what do
I *need* to know, what would be *good* to know, that
sort of thing.
- no plans at this time to keep separate records for
Principality IKAC scores or other rankings. This may
change in a while; I'm looking at it. But not immediately.

EXCHEQUER
- have received cheque form Kingdom for $2500US; this is a
*loan* form Kingdom, and we will be paying it back.
Keeping this in a US Funds Account.
- currently considering this as "Principality Event Front
Money"
- Bank balance currently approx. $3000CDN; primarily
earmarked for Regalia at this time.
- 14 Warranted branch exchequers; reporting improving
with each Quarter; satisfied with progress **thus far**
- reimbursement for Officers: Bring me receipts, you
get cheque. Office expenses, including mail, office
supplies like file folders, etc., these are all good. If
there is some question about it, we can talk. If there's
a question, Sir Heinrich (Kingdom Exchequer) has been
very supportive and listens well.

CONSTABLE
- have two deputies, Lou Tang and Anthony Hawk
- first Quarter in Office, and only 3 reports
- there are re-warranting problems, with both courses and
instructor availability; to say nothing of the on-going
re-structuring.
- uncertain at this time exactly which branches *have*
constables.

ARTS & SCIENCES
- currently has three deputies: Magdalen from Frozen
Mountain (Reports Deputy), Corrine from Eisnemarche
(Guilds) and Brighid form Lions Gate (Pronounced "Breed";
Demo Co-ordinator)
- intent to step down from Office, possibly by September.
Taking Applications now.
- current project: Re-writing Kingdom A&S Handbook for
The Principality.
- would like to emphasize that due to our large geographic
area, feels that guilds are **good things**, as they help
information flow where "in-person" meetings and travel
are not always an option.

CHRONICLER
- currently 18 branch chroniclers and 14 newsletters.
Change of job forms and proof of Membership continues to
be a problem, but not insurmountable.
- producing 7 (now 8) complimentary copies, another 8
subscriptions, and 1 for files; 68 email. Cost per issue
of approximately $1.65, not counting this last issue,
where budget was completely blown
- Quentin d'Or is acting WebMaster; no applications for
the position beside his; final decision for deputy
position in 30 days.
- web-page has been live since last November; meets all
Society Electronic Publications Policies requirements.
- EB continues to administer the Principality eMail List.
- new project: confirm the number of eLists in the
Principality, and see if a resource network can be set up
for the various administrators.
- intend to step down at November Investiture; current
plan is to announce new Chronicler in September, turn-over
Office totally between then and November. Two current
applications, and am told there will be at least one more.
Baron Duncan (Kingdom Chronicler), says he'll be happy
with whom I (with Their Highness' okay) choose.

MARSHAL
- reporting sucked this Quarter (end quote)
- total of 3 branch marshals reported; completely unsat.
- solutions? Go public? Withhold fighter authorizations
from the branch if reporting doesn't improve?
- Their Highnesses would support the "3-strikes-and-out"
rule, but only after all avenues have been pursued.
Seneschals ***MUST*** be contacted about the poor
reporting.
- curia, as a whole, supports going public on the
Principality eLists about what branches are not reporting
what offices. Moreover, so to does The Coronet.
- will begin the process.

LISTS
- do branches tend to have the Lists Office manned? Does
not appear so.
- big help from Lions Gate in getting Office going.
- no problems with Coronet Lists for the tourney; 33
fighters, 8 of them Knights

WATERBEARER
- no equipment for Office
- will be following Kingdom example: Principality Office
is responsible for Principality Events
- will use local branch equipment for time being; should
be sufficient.

CHATELAINE
- not present; no report

HERALD
- not present; no report

CHIRURGEON
- Office vacant, no report.


FORMS DEPUTY
- HL Lenora (Kingdom Administrative Projects Deputy and
Seagirt Seneschal) is working on Principality forms with
acting-WebMaster (Quentin).
- one form completed: Principality Award Recommendations
on-line at web-site. Using .pdf (Adobe Acrobat) format
[some discussion about how the forms "travel"]
- forms needed/wanted; Event Bids? Reporting? What else?


OLD BUSINESS

CURIA MINUTES
- will be available within a week of meeting; will create
archive on web-site, as fast as the older ones can be
re-typed; will start with the newest (this one) and work
backwards.
- minutes on the eLists? Sounds reasonable; that will
make the web-site's an archive as opposed to a
"bulletin-board" (in the same way that the eSentinels are
always a month behind there).
- concerns expressed about "timeliness", given that the
BOD's minutes can take up to a year to find their way
onto the web-site. Chronicler guarantees a week, *with*
the Coronet and Seneschal's okay.


NEW BUSINESS

- we have a new Prince and Princess!!

NAME
- as far as The Coronet is concerned, it is a "Done Deal."
The decision is final. It's not what They wanted, either,
but it is what we have.
- any change must come from the grass-roots up, because
The Coronet and Officers will not be taking any active
part in it: There are more important things to be done
over the next while that will take our attention.

EVENT BIDS
- September Coronet is in Danscombe; Sept 13-14
- November Investiture is in Shittimwoode; Nov. 22-23
- no bids yet for next April
- four bids for June 2004 Investiture; Seneschal will go
over them with Their Highnesses shortly.
- how much front money will be required? Expect it to
be situational; some branches are better off financially.
Smaller branches will make more use of front money than,
say, Lions Gate or Seagirt.
- is holding both A&S and a Coronet Tourney hurting
prospective bids, being in one event? Uncertain, due to
newness of calendar; need to look into it. Suitable
indoor/outdoor sites *may* be a problem.

NEW BRANCH(ES)
- Ravens Key (Port Alberni, BC) is nearing meeting the
requirements of Incipient status; Principality Senechal
is in contact with them, and they seem to be about there.
- Griffin's Gate situation still a little unclear; working
on it; biggest problem currently is name (already
registered by some eastern branch).

EVENT COUNT
- autocrat reports that gate count as at the time of Curia
was 578; and there were still new people arriving for the
Squires' and Rapier Tourneys.

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Upcoming Events in Tir Righ

Troll Stomp
11-13 July, 2003, AS XXXVIII
Shire of Frozen Mountain
Castlegar, BC

Frozen Mountain invites you to the 13ish(sort of) annual
Troll Stomp! July 11 - 13th, 2002. Come frolic in the
shadow of the Glacier as Frozen Mountain once again
invites you to Troll Stomp at Castlegar! We have the cure
for triskaidekaphobia! Leave the politics behind! Smooth
away your cares and come and enjoy the mellowness that
is Frozen Mountain.

Here we take revelry, feasting, singing, and waterfights
seriously! There is a fabulous public beach swimming area
adjacent to the site. Waterfights, ballons swords, and
general mayhem brought to you by the people who think
that 'no pants'/ martini parties are a good thing.
Comradely combat in both heavy and rapier fighting is
encouraged, as participants see fit to arrange. A Rapier
tourney is being arranged, and heavy fighters are
encouraged to come out and play!

But wait! There's more! We are having an Arts and Science
Championship open to those all good gentles in attendance.
A pot luck feast will bring together Shire members and
guests on Saturday night, followed by a bardic circle at
the great firepit, conditions permitting. Bring your
instruments and voices!

Gate opens 3:00 Friday, closes 3:00 Sunday.

Site fee: $13 CDN; $5 day fee. (add $ 3.00 for
Non-members). Cash preferred, but cheques can be made
payable to The Shire of Frozen Mountain. Children 15 and
under free when they come with an adult. However, if your
party of minors makes up a whole other camping party of
4, we have to pay something - talk to the autocrat. All
minor waivers apply.

The site is in a public campground with a fine flat field
for bouts, boules, and bacchanalia as well as permanent
camping sites also suitable for RV's, though there are no
hook ups. Flush toilets, showers and close access to all
the shopping (double double and maple dips!) and amenities
make this a hospitable site indeed.

Location: Pass Creek Park, Robson. From the West - take
Highway 3 to Castlegar, BC. Follow highway 3A towards
Nelson about 4 km (2.4 mi.) and take the exit to Robson.
Follow this winding highway for 5 minutes until you take
'another' exit for Robson - the entrance to the park is
immediately after that exit! Don't take take the bridge
back into Castlegar! From the East - Taking Highway 3 to
Salmo, then proceed through Salmo to Castlegar on Highway
3B, but take the 3A exit to Nelson and Airport before you
enter Castlegar. Follow 3A for 4 km and take the Robson
exit, as above.

Autocrat: Siobhan the Wanderer
Email: <Siobhan_the_wanderer@hotmail.com>
Phone: (250) 505-9294 after 6 pm.







War of the Ravens
11-13 July, 2003, AS XXXVIII
Shire of Hartwood
Port Alberni, BC

Come and enjoy the warfare whilst Ravens Key once again
tries to break free from the tyranny of Hartwood! The
battle begins at noon on Saturday and ends when one side
is victorious!

Gates open at noon Friday. Site fee is $8CDN for adults,
kids 15 and under $4CDN, under 5 FREE

Contests include: Best Hunker down contestant, Best
Viking shield with documentation, Best sweet meats

Directions:
Take highway 4 to Port Alberni stay on the main road
until the first set of lights. Turn right on Cherry
Creek road and pass four way stop sign at the school
turn left on Cowley Road. Stay on this road all the
way to T intersection where you turn right onto Proctor
Road a short distance later take first left onto gravel
road. Go Straight through gate please drive slow people
living in trailer on left side past gate and keep driving
down dirt road past barn until you see an open field






Homecoming
15-17 August, 2003, AS XXXVIII
Shire of Danescombe
Summerland, BC

Mark this one on your calendar! Homecoming is the annual
shire Three Champions event hosted by the Shire of
Danescombe. This year the event will take place at Camp
Boyle, near Summerland, British Columbia in the beautiful
Okanogan Valley.

Highlights of the weekend will include;
* Armoured (Heavy) Defender's Tourney
* Rapier Defender's Tourney
* Bardic Defender's Tourney
* A Feast on Saturday evening by St. Gentian's Table
* "Win Art Pendragon's Chicken!" an after-feast game show
that will test the knowledge of contestants on the Tales
of the Round Table.

The event gates will open at 4:00 PM on August 15 and will
close by 3:00 PM on August 17.

Site fees (Canadian dollars) are: Weekend - $10 for
members, $5 for youth (18 & under), 6 and under are free,
Family cap $25. Day fees - $5 for members, $2 for youth
(18 & under), 6 and under free, Family cap $12.
Non-members add $4 Canadian St. Gentian's Feast fees
(Canadian dollars) are: $10 for adults, $5 for youth
(18 & under), 6 and under free.. Make cheques payable to
"Shire of Danescombe".

The Location ... Surrounded by woods, the site itself
offers almost unlimited camping areas, many open field,
many in treed surroundings. There is a main lodge with
full washroom facilities including showers, plus a
scattering of outhouses for those who do not like to
walk too far in the night. Clean running water. A large
dining/activity building for feasts, games, and
celebration. A large formal campfire area with seating
and a stage. The camp also has a shallow creek running
through the site.

Homecoming is a "discretely damp" event. Our hosts are
Scouts Canada, with an onsite Caretaker and his Family.
They are very friendly and tolerant people, with whom
we enjoy a good relationship and one we wish to maintain.

Vendors are encouraged to attend and can be placed close
to the centre of activities.

For a map and directions to the site visit
www.antir.com/danescombe, or for more information, please
contact your Autocrat:
Sevrin de Savage
(mka-Aaron D. McClelland)
E-mail: <desavage@telus.net>
Phone: (250) 494-4144
Mailing Address:
Homecoming
PO Box 706
Summerland
BC V0H 1Z0


Anniversary Tourney & Tavern
August 23, 2003, AS XXXVIII
Shire of Cragmere
Courtenay, BC

You are invited to the Shire of Cragmere's anniversary
event on August 23, 2003, AS XXXVIII! Again, the denizens
of Cragmere try something a little bit different. There is
a day tourney for both heavy and rapier fighters. Willelm
Bogamann is organizing an "elimination dueling tree"
archery contest.

In the cool of the evening, the Tavern opens! The beer,
cider and wine is served (and sold) by our fetching
wenches, and a food concession will be open. Dancing is
expected. Although this is not considered a camping event,
tenting is permitted on the grounds, and is recommended
for those who visit the tavern.

Reann is holding a contest for "Representing Cragmere".
The winning item will become part of Cragmere's regalia,
and the first prize is reimbursement of your site fee and
a one year's subscription to the Cragmere Piper.

Site fees: Adult S.C.A. members - $10; adult S.C.A.
non-members - $14; 12 to 18 years old - $5; under 12 years
old - free. (Cheques payable to "Shire of Cragmere")

Site: Fallen Alders Community Hall, 3395 Royston Road,
Courtenay, BC

Site hours: 10 a.m. to midnight

Legal stuff: Liquor is not to be brought into the tavern.
Alcohol must not leave the tavern. Minors are not
permitted to consume alcohol.

Directions:
From the south: Travel up to Courtenay, taking the exit at
Buckley Bay (the Denman/Hornby ferry); at the old highway,
turn left. Drive over the Trent River bridge (and past the
Shell gas station with the lowest prices in the Valley) to
the lights at Royston Road; turn left onto the Royston
Road. Travel about 2 km (approx. two minutes); the hall
should be to your left. Or go further north to the
Courtenay-Cumberland exit. After turning right (as if into
Courtenay), go 0.8 km and turn right onto Minto Road.
Follow Minto forever (3.6 km, around 4 minutes) to the
stop sign. The hall is kitty-corner to the stop sign. From
the north: Travel down to Courtenay; if on the new
highway, take the Courtenay- Cumberland exit and follow
the above directions. If going through town, go past the
Zellers and stay on the old highway. At the set of lights
in Royston, turn right onto Royston Road. Travel about 2
km (maybe two minutes), and the hall should be to your
left.

Contact information:
Autocrat:
Kjartan kraka
(MKA Jamie Prowse)
Mailing Address:
General Delivery,
Denman Island, BC
V0R 1T0
E-mail: <j_amazon@island.net>
Phone: (250) 335-1599

MoS:
Asa Martel
E-mail: <asamartel@telus.net>

Contest:
Doireann (Reann) inghean Chearbhaill
E-mail: <hamill@island.net>

Concession:
Halima al-Rakkasa
E-mail: <doerksen@island.net>






Warren War V
22-24 August, 2003, AS XXXVIII
Shire of Shittimwoode
Bellingham, WA

Word has reached the Shire of Shittimwoode, a great force
from the south is moving towards the northern territories.
This great army will reach the Shittimwoode castle on
August 23rd, AS XXXVIII. Who will defend and protect the
royal hunting preserve? Who will save us from these
southern invaders?

The war will include; castle, woods, field and bridge
battles. A rapier tournament, equestrian competition,
bardic competition and silly tournaments on Sunday. Many
other contests and activities will also earn war points.

Site: Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale, Washington.

Site fee: ($10 Adult/$5 Kids US; $13 Adult/$6 Kids
Canadian. ($3 NMS) Family cap $30 US $35 Canadian. Site
opens at 3pm on Friday and closes on 4pm Sunday. Make
checks payable to: "Shire of Shittimwoode, SCA Inc."

Directions;
Site is Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale WA, about
half an hour south of the Canadian border on I-5. Take
your best route to I-5. Take exit 262 and go west on Main
Street. Go 1/2 mile and turn hard left IMMEDIATELY after
going under railroad trestle. If you cross the bridge,
you have gone too far. Turn right on Nielsen avenue after
1/5 mile. Site entrance on the right after 1/5 mile.
Address:
5299 Nielsen Road,
Ferndale, WA 98248

Autocrats:
Conal & Isobel MacAllister
E-mail: <warrenwar@shittimwoode.org>

Merchant contact:
Tabytha Kurva and Rohesia Moreleigh
E-mail: <warrenwar-merchant@shittimwoode.org>

Bardic Contact:
Quentin d'Or
E-mail: <warrenwar-bard@shittimwoode.org>

Equestrian contact:
Marie the Gamesmistress and Khaidu
E-mail: <warrenwar-horse@shittimwoode.org>

http://www.shittimwoode.org/events/warrenwar/

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Because I Can....

[Editor's Note: For those who weren't there, at the
Coronet Tourney's final round, the combatants and their
Inspirations came onto the list-field with all the
appropriate honours and pageantry such an occasion
demands. Sir Ulf's herald, whom I cannot recall now --
presented Sir Ulf and his very worthy Inspiration,
Companion Celdae. We all nodded and said to ourselves,
"Nice job". Then Petro Rosvardo stepped forward and
presented Sir Einar, called Oak with the following
kenning-style verse. The 300 or so of us around the
list-field fell into open-mouthed astonishment as he
went on. The spontaneous applause was, well, impressive.
Jarl Barak Ravensfuri (formerly Barak de Noirville, squire
to Our Prince) is no slouch in the heraldic voice
department, and at the end of Petro's recital stood there,
looked around sheepishly with a familiar expression of
bardic panic i.e., "How the $%^& do I follow THAT?!?" and
very simply announced Oak's Inspiration, HL Thora. I am so
very proud to be able to present this to the readers of
The Northern Sentinel]


ODINKIN

Skald needs told, from the north
raise fires high, so ravens see
spread coal wings ,glide through glen
hear the song of Odinkin

Strength of oak, cunning of boar
by his blade he leads the children
sheltering oak, battling boar
hear ye children the ringing blade?

Einar he be, Norseman, champion
Gunthorson, proud son
sweet Thora's pride
Young slayer's god
this treasure, this provider

Brave when viking, raids bode well
flee or die, opponents choice
lightning of sword and of shield
thrall or yarl, deep bites the blade

Twice knighted in foreign lands
king maker, duke breaker
he be bearer of silver roses
and wars not easily counted

lead the lands? of foreign ones?
nay no time, Odinkin knows
he be told do Odin's work
send ye knaves to asguards halls

Einar striplings ,warriors proud
the mighty Yarl, death's white wings
the griffin's claw, a sword to fly
outland islander, fast as serpent

Norse Iron bender, the forge is his ward
the mighty bear, Thor's chosen
great are the ones following Einar
rowing for him, fighting for him

on he strides, reaver ,chieftain
on he strides, victory, honor
yet ragnorak come, soon enough
ragnorok come, to frost giant's glee

he will stand, no fear of foe
deep bites the blade, giants will fall
and if Odin calls, he will go
to take his seat as Odinkin

Lord Petro Rosvardo

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Because I Can, Too...

Earlier in this issue, Lord Erasmus talked about
volunteering in our society. His words are true, but they
don't answer a critical question: How?

How do I volunteer? My answer to this question is a simple
four step plan:

1. Ask yourself first
Ask yourself what is it that you enjoy doing? Volunteering
is *a lot* of work. If you're good at it, people will
compliment you and Royalty will honor you every so often.
But 99.9% of the time, you're not getting complimented nor
are you being honored. So do yourself a favor and find an
activity that you enjoy doing *in and of itself*. Everyone
enjoys the .1% of the time when they're being thanked for
their hard work. Those that enjoy the work they're doing
also get to enjoy the other 99.9% of their time.

And people who enjoy what they are doing do a much better
job than those who don't!

2. Ask others second
Now that you've figured out something that you enjoy,
see who else is doing that in your shire, your barony,
Tir Righ, or An Tir. Do you enjoy painting? Talk to a
local scribe and see if that's something that you would
enjoy doing. Do you like playing games? Talk to the
Kingdom Gamesmistress and see how you can help her. Do
you like making web pages? Talk to me!

You get the idea!

3. Don't get discouraged
Not everyone will see the value in what you do. This is
okay! We're a big society and we have lots and lots of
different people who do lots and lots of different things.
If you talk to a few people and they don't see value in
what you want to do, talk to a few more people! Talk to
people in different branches, in different Principalities,
even different Kingdoms!

There is a limit, of course. I doubt anyone will find an
SCA group that will support vampire re-enactment, for
example, but there are groups that don't do bardics and
other groups that love it! Look around - it's worth the
effort. Don't get discouraged!

4. Do the work - now
Once you've found something that you really enjoy, this
is the most fun part of all. The neat part is that you
never - ever - need to wait. There's more than enough
work to go around. If you think that you'd like being a
chronicler, but the position is already taken in your
branch, talk to your chronicler and start writing
articles! If you like heavy fighting but your branch isn't
running regular fight practices, volunteer to get
authorized and run them.

The possibilities are endless and there's no waiting
period! If there is someone doing that activity, work with
him or be his deputy if that activity is a regular office.
If there is no one doing the job, then you have a great
opportunity in front of you to create something
magnificent!

Lord Quentin d'Or, AA
Acting Webminister, Principality of Tir Righ
(because he once asked the Tir Righ Webminister
"Do you need some help?")

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Compendium of Resources

Their Majesties of An Tir
Sir Davin Steingrimsson & Groa
(Damon Hill & Gretchen Hubbert)
1520 NE 102nd
Seattle, WA, USA 98125
206-523-5032
<king@antir.sca.org> & <queen@antir.sca.org>

Their Royal Highnesses,
Crown Prince & Princess of An Tir
Sir Gunnarr Brunwolf & Gabriell McBain
(Rod and Jackie Olson)
P.O. Box 574
Mead, WA 99021
(509) 466-6076
<prince@antir.sca.org>
<princess@antir.sca.org>

Their Highnesses of Tir Righ
Einar Guntharson and Thora Golvik
(Neil and Christine Foulger)
32615 Bobcat Drive
Mission, BC, V2V 5J8
(604) 826-5683 - no calls after 9 PM
<tir-righ-prince@antir.sca.org>
<tir-righ-princess@antir.sca.org>

The Champions of Tir Righ

The Scourge Of The North,
(Heavy Champion)
Sir Keron Azov

Scholar Of The North
(Arts & Sciences)
HL Tanikh bint Farida al Bakim

Scar Of The North
(Rapier Champion)
Maestro Guidobaldo d'Aquilla

Skald Of The North
(Bardic Champion)
Lady Bernadette Ard Eibhlinn

Scorer Of The North
(Archery Champion)
Ealeen de Seez

Crown Principality Officers

Seneschal:
HL Ljotr Einarson (Mitch Steck)
Mailing address: 1205-25th Ave., Vernon, BC, V1B 2C3
Phone: (250)542-6988
E-mail: <northern-seneschal@antir.sca.org>

Chronicler:
Lord Erasmus the Traveller, OP (Warren R. Edge),
Mailing address: 1283 Park Terrace, Victoria, BC, V9A 4Z2
Phone: (250) 380-9947
E-mail: <northern-chronicler@antir.sca.org>

Arts & Sciences:
HL Aelana Cordovera (Sharon Burrows)
Mailing address: 2621 St.George St., Vancouver, BC, V5T 3R5
Phone: (604) 876-9105
E-mail: <northern-artsci@antir.sca.org>

Chatelaine:
Signora Angela Fracassa (Eva Hartkopf)
Mailing address:
#207-720 Queens Ave., New Westminster, V3M 1L6
Phone: (604) 777-1749
E-mail: <northern-chatelaine@anitr.sca.org>

Chirurgeon: VACANT; Apply to Kingdom
Chirurgeon & Principality Seneschal

Constable:
HL Johanna Katarina Morgenstochter (Marion Felgenhauer)
Mailing address:
#202-46210 Chilliwack Central Rd., Chilliwack, BC, V2P 1P8
Phone: (604) 795-9611
E-mail: <northern-constable@antir.sca.org>

Exchequer:
HL Eriu of Tlachtga (Tricia LePine)
Mailing address:
#5-7576 Humpfries Ct., Burnaby, BC, V3N 3E9
Phone: (604) 524-2824
E-mail: <northern-exchequer@antir.sca.org>

Herald:
HL Li Ban ingen Eachthiarna (Heather Rowe)
Mailing address: 72 Starling, Kitimat, BC, V8C 1K5,
Phone: (250) 639-9301
E-mail: <northern-herald@antir.sca.org>

Marshal:
Sir Throvald Hwolfson(Mark Vermette)
Mailing address: #3254-272B St., Aldergrove, BC, V4W 3H8
Phone: (604) 607-0080
E-mail: <northern-marshal@antir.sca.org>

Rapier Marshal:
Don Diarmuid de Rosas (Sean Irwin)
Mailing address: 14129 -68th Ave., Surrey, BC, V3W 2H3
Phone: (604) 591-1818
E-mail: <northern-rapier@antir.sca.org>

Archery Marshal:
Ts'ai T'ien-P'u (Jaime Tiampo)
Mailing address: 2424 Lincoln Rd., Victoria, BC, V8R 6A4
Phone: (250) 744-4885
E-mail: <northern-archery-marshal@antir.sca.org>

Minister of Lists:
Lady Caitrin ni Cingeadh (Janice Jackson)
Mailing address: #12159-222nd St., Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 5W4
Phone: (604) 466-0654
E-mail: <northern-lists@antir.sca.org>

Waterbearer:
Lady Gera Ginevra Orlandini (Kimberly Montminy)
Mailing address: 9336-155A Street, Surrey BC V3R 9B7
Phone: (604) 328-7386
E-mail: <kimberly_m@shaw.ca>


Branches of The Crown Principality of Tir Righ

Shire of Appledore
(Kelowna and Okanagan Valley, BC)
Seneschal:
George of Mangledwords (George Cornish)
Phone: (250) 495-7715
E-mail: <gcornish@direct.ca>

Shire of Cae Mor
(Kitimat, BC)
Seneschal:
Lord Tadgg OhAolain (John Rowe)
Phone: (250) 639-9301
E-mail: <tadgg@telus.net>

Shire of Coill Mhor
(100 Mile House, BC)
Seneschal:
Finnlaech MacGillandrias (Cameron Ross)
Phone: (250) 397-2151
E-mail: <finlaech @coillmohr.com>

Shire of Cragmere
(Campbell River, BC)
Seneschal:
Lord Kjartan kraka (Jamie Prowse)
Phone: (250) 335-1599
E-mail: <j_amazon@island.net>

Port of Crickstow-on-Sea
(CFB Esquimalt, BC)
Seneschal:
Master James Llewellyn ap Gruffyd (Tom Pilcher)
Phone: (250) 995-8526
E-mail: <tpilcher@shaw.ca>

Shire of Danscombe
(Kelwona, BC)
Seneschal:
Lord Enoch Sutherland
Phone: (250) 490-2787
E-mail: <jarrodandkaren@yahoo.ca>

Shire of Dregate
(Omak, WA)
Seneschal:
HL Killian Carrick (Kelly Cericker)
Phone: (509) 422-5101
E-mail: <dreadg8@televar.com>

Shire of Eisenmarche
(Coquitlam & Pitt Meadows, BC)
Seneschal:
HL Eric of Clan Smith (Norm Nelson)
Phone: (604) 942-9412
E-mail: <nan@telus.ca>

Shire of False Isle
(Powell River, BC)
Seneschal:
HL Rhyannan of Pembroke Castle
Phone: (604) 485-7234
E-mail: <ladyrhyannan@shaw.ca>

Shire of Frozen Mountain
(West Kootenays, BC)
Seneschal:
HL Evangelina du Lac (Janette Mulloy)
E-mail: <j_mulloy@hotmail.com>

Shire of Hartwood
(Nanaimo, BC)
Seneschal:
Lady Kineburh (Tracey Paisley)
Phone: (250) 754-7971
E-mail: <kineburh@hotmail.com>

Shire of Krakafjord
(Vernon, BC)
Seneschal:
Hengst the Saxon (Mike Hamm)
Phone: (250) 503-7902
E-mail: <dirtysaxondog@yahoo.ca>

Shire of Lionsdale
(Abbotsford & Chilliwack, BC)
Seneschal:
Don Kieran Gunn (Kevin Manson)
Phone: (604) 556-0887
E-mail: <kierangunn@shaw.ca>

Barony of Lions Gate
(Vancouver, BC)
Seneschal:
HE Padraign O'Bhuadhiagh (Patricia O'Donnell)
Phone: (604) 861-0899
E-mail: <seneschale@shaw.ca>

Shire of Ramsgaard
(Kamloops, BC)
Seneschal:
Wren (Jenna Ditrich)
Phone: (250) 319-9867
E-mail: <wrenshenna@hotmail.com>

Shire of Ravensweir
(Quesnel & Williams Lake,BC)
Seneschal:
Lady Rowan (Brenda Miller)
Phone: (250) 992-7265
E-mail: <rowan@quesnelbc.com>

Barony of Seagirt
(Victoria, BC)
Seneschal:
HL Lenora di Calizzan (Tami Hayes)
Phone: (250) 474-5602
E-mail: <lenora.is@shaw.ca>

Shire of Shittimwoode
(Bellingham - Whatcom CO., WA)
Seneschal:
HL Floralyn MacBrian, Fern of Dale (Flora Shannon)
Phone: (360) 384-0547
E-mail: <seneschale@shittimwoode.org>

College of St. Giles
(University of Victoria, BC)
Seneschal: Niniane Greenlaw (Andrea McVean)
Phone: (250) 920-7710
E-mail: <aemcvean@uvic.ca>

Shire of Tir Bannog
(Smithers, BC)
Seneschal:
Tewl Gover orth Kernow (Douglas Jeffery)
Phone: (250) 846-5290
E-mail: <cardinal@bulkley.net>

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