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- Event Calendar
- Crown Principality Officers
- Branches of The Crown Principality of The North
- By The Light of A Northern Star
- From The Crown Principality A&S Minister
- From The Crown Principality Marshal
- From The Crown Principality Constable
- Basic Medieval Middle Eastern Clothing
- Upcoming Events in the North
- Because I Can.....
- Just One More.....
- Compendium of Resources


Event Calendar

3-6 ...Clinton War - Lions Gate - Clinton, BC
11 ....Clan Frog Tourney - Lions Gate - Vancouver BC
17-19 El marr Fudd/Warren War - Shittimwoode - Bellingham, WA
17-19 Birthday Bash - Hartwood - Nanaimo, BC
17-19 Red Tiger's Circus - Appledore - Oliver BC
24-26 Seagirt Summer Tourney - Seagirt - Victoria, BC
24-26 Forest War & Feast - Coill Mohr - 100 Mile House, BC
24-26 .Champions Tourney - Cai Mor - Terrace, BC
31 September Crown - Vulcanfeldt - Yakima, WA

1-3 ...September Crown - Vulcanfeldt - Yakima, WA
7-9 ...War of Feast or Famine - Druim Doineann - Port Angeles, WA
8 ... Rapier War - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
14-16 September Revel - Dregate - Omak, WA
15-16 Carrion Dreaming - Ravensweir - Quesnel, BC
15 ... Sergeant Trials - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
22-23 Scribal Ithra - St. Giles - Victoria, BC
28-30 Holmgang - Krakafjord - Vernon, BC
28-30 War Dog Tourney - Eisnemarche - Coquitlam, BC

5-8 ...Golden Swan - Appledore - Oliver, BC
6 ... Palmyra Camel Races - Cragmere - Campbell River, BC
20 ...Baronial Banquet - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
20 ... Freeze Off - Ramsgaard - Kamloops, BC
26-28 Knowne World A&S - Madrone - Seattle, WA
27 ...Feast of St. Crispins - Tir Bannog - Smithers, BC

10-11 Crown Council - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
17 ...Bardic & Banquet - Lionsdale - Chilliwack, BC
24 ...Feast of St. Catherines - Eisenmarche - Coquitlam, BC

8 ... Baroness' Birthday Bash - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC

5-6 ...Twelfth Night - Appledore - Oliver, BC
11-13 Twelfth Night - Madrone - Seattle, WA

16 Lovers Revel - Eisenmarche - Coquitlam, BC


Crown Principality Officers

Seneschal: HL Ljotr Einarson (Mitch Steck), (250)542-6988

Chronicler: HL Erasmus the Traveller, (250) 380-9947

Arts & Sciences: HL Aelana Cordovera, (604) 876-9105

Chatelaine: Sgt. Ekatarina Borisnovna, (250) 479-8174

Chirurgeon: HL Aaron of the Black Mountains, (604) 524-2824

Constable: Lord Valdar Galdrasmid, (360) 671-6706

Exchequer: Mikhail Kurganovic, (604) 420-8806

Herald: Lady Li Ban ingen Eachthiarna, (250) 639-9301

Marshal: Sir Griffin ap Bedwyr, (604) 466-0654

Rapier Marshal: Lord Enoch MacIain Sutherland, (604) 742-2003

Archery Marshal: HLByron Fletcher, (604) 521-0348

Dean of Pages: HL Malcolm of Lamont, (250) 498-3084

Waterbearer: Vacant; Applications being accepted.
Contact Kingdom Waterbearer.


Branches of The Crown Principality of The North

Shire of Appledore (Kelowna and Okanagan Valley, BC)
Seneschal: George of Mandledwords (250) 498-3084
Incipient Shire of Coill Mhor (110 Mile House, BC)
Seneschal: HL Genevieve Buchannon (250) 397-2079
Shire of Cragmere (Campbell River, BC)
Seneschal: Jamie The Impaler (250) 335-1599
Port of Crickstow-on-Sea (CFB Esquimalt, BC)
Seneschal: Turpin Akraspillir (250) 727-7855
Shire of Dregate (Omak, WA)
Seneschal: Lady Osorgarow of Karakorum (509) 486-1021
Shire of Eisenmarche (Coquitlam & Pitt Meadows, BC)
Seneschal: Baroness Katherina della Fiore (604) 734-2811
Shire of False Isle (Powell River, BC)
Seneschal: Lord Grimr inn svarti (604) 485-7234
Shire of Frozen Mountain (West Kootenays, BC)
Seneschal: Lady Rose Cam-beul (250) 352-1687
Incipient Shire of Cai Mor (Kitimat, BC)
Seneschal: Lord Tadc OhAolain (250) 639-9301
Shire of Hartwood (Nanaimo, BC)
Seneschal: Magdalina Riazanskaia (250) 716-1009
Shire of Krakafjord (Vernon, BC)
Seneschal: Hengst the Saxon (250) 260-2753
Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC)
Seneschal: HL Padraign O'Bhuadhiagh (604) 861-0899
Canton of Lionsdale (Abbotsford & Chilliwack, BC)
Seneschal: Lord Kieran Gunn (604) 842-0596
Shire of Ramsgaard (Kamloops, BC)
Seneschal: Tariq Abu Zayd (250) 828-0251
Incipient Shire of Ravensweir (Quesnel & Williams Lake,BC)
Seneschal: Rowan (250) 992-7265
Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, BC)
Seneschal: HL Brokkr (250) 727-7855
Shire of Shittimwoode (Bellingham - Whatcom CO., WA)
Seneschal: Godith d'Arcy of Goosefoot Mead (360) 398-2778
St. Giles College (University of Victoria, BC)
Seneschal: HL Beatrice Cairistin Fraser (250) 382-4868
Shire of Tir Bannog (Smithers, BC)
Seneschal: Tewl Gover orth Kernow (250) 846-5290


By The Light of A Northern Star....

There are two schools of thoughts about playing in The
SCA. And I'm not talking about authenticity versus fun,
There are those who do not, under any circumstances,
want to know what is going on behind the scenes. And there
are those who really want to know and to understand exactly
how Our Game is affected by both inside and outside influences.
Obviously, I am talking about such things as The BOD
and mundane realities as they apply to this Non-Profit
Organization that is The SCA, Inc.
We have heard the term "Pay no attention to the man
behind the curtain," a lot this past month or so. About
"actors and stagehands." And other things along this line in
terms which are not appropriate for prime-time television
viewing (and nowadays, that's saying something!)
It's all about politics. And I can hear your groans even
as I write these words. The mere mention of the word "politics"
causes a lower spine reaction that wiggles its way up to our
braincase and sets off alarms.
Some of us get involved in the political side of Our Game
because we are insatiably curious about how things work. Others
because we have a very deep-rooted desire to try to make things
better for others (and even sometimes, just ourselves).
Some find as they serve Our Society in various fashions,
that they arealmost required to become more political in
order to perform the duties that they need to in order to
get their jobs done.
A lot of us could care less about it all. We just want
to go and do our hobby and not have to worry about what the
office down in Milpitas is doing this month. We want a
release from the daily tensions of Real Life(tm), and enjoy
a weekend away with 300 or more of our close friends.
Both ways of playing are good and right. And neither
should be held up to ridicule or abusive comments or manners.
I do not, in this instance, subscribe to the idea of "If
you are not part of the solution, you're part of the problem."
This is a hobby and requires both those who simply do the
hobby, and those who work at the hobby. Saying that by not
getting involved in the political infighting that is going
on right now, you are tacitly giving assent to those who
would do "bad things", is garbage.
An Tir -- and thereby The North -- is undergoing some
very bumpy times right now. From outside and within. There
are reasons for this, good and bad, right and wrong, long-term
and short-term. And some of us are going to be up to our
eyebrows init, whether we want to be or not. Others will
only feel the barest of ripples as they go about their own
My point this month is that we need to be aware that
There are these two sides, and they are not mutually inclusive.
We need to be aware that there are new people out there who
Have absolutely no idea about the political topics, and do
not want to know about them. And those of us who are involved
have to learn, even in the blackest parts of these on-going
struggles (for struggles they are), that we must keep to the
ideals of courtesy and honour, and to guard our tongues. Our
words can turn-off people that would otherwise become
important participants in Our Game. And even those long-time
players can become so annoyed by the in-fighting (verbal and
otherwise) that they decide to take a walk.
Let's not alienate those who do not have an interest in
things political. They are as important to Our Game as those
who do get in the back-room action up to their elbows.
Sometimes, we really don't need to pay attention to "the
man behind the curtain." A certain amount of the magic gets


Erasmus the Traveller, GdS.


From The Crown Principality A&S Minister

Greetings from Aelana Cordovera

I have a few early A&S Reports in this reporting time and am
hoping to get them all in before Clinton. As a last resort you may
hand them to me at Clinton, but I hope to have them sooner. I will be
mailing out the Digest to everyone right after Clinton.
This is a very busy time with Five Champions held in
Krakenfjord this year and Thorin Olafsson as our new Arts & Sciences
Champion. He is sponsoring a leather competition at Clinton. So
watch for that.
The Regalia Committee is swinging into gear, and I have kits
for the Kneeling Cushion Project being made now. The Artisans of the
North will be able to pick up shire Badge kits from me at Clinton. I
also hope to have kits for Officer's Badges as well. Its true we don't
know what we'll be sewing them onto, yet, but we can get started on
the needlework. So stop by my encampment at Clinton, near Ithra I
hope, and volunteer to make an officer's badge, or a shire emblem for
the Principality Kneeling Cushion. If you want to bring a sample of
your work, I'd be pleased to see it.
I am also hoping to do a Basic Embroidery course for Ithra to
help those making projects decide how they can approach their badges.
So watch for that if you are unsure of how to approach the task.
Anyone not at Clinton can volunteer and I will mail a project kit out
to you with suggestions.
Catalogues are out for the Kingdom Known World Arts &
Sciences Symposium in October, I have some and I expect Amanda
also has some, so pick yours up soon. Don't miss it. Maybe we can
organize car pools and shared accommodation for it.
I also hear that Shittimwood has the bid for Kingdom Arts &
Sciences next year, so think about entering, even just one entry can
teach you a lot. I will be organizing the Young Artisans Display so if
you know any young folk who do arts and sciences, help them get
organized to show their work. I will also be looking for Young
Artisans to work with me on the committee to get this off the ground.
Email me or drop by at Clinton if you are interested in working on the
project with me.

Yours in Service
Aelana Cordovera, MI, AA, J de L, Golden Swan,
Arts & Sciences Minister, Crown Principality of the North


From The Crown Principality Marshal

Greetings from Sir Griffin ap Bedwyr,
Crown Principality Marshal,

Just a few quick words. I would like to make sure that
everyone is aware the ABD's (anti-bounce back devices) are
required on all arrows used for combat archery effective Aug.
1st 2001. So if you haven't got them on, do so ASAP.
A word on fighters cards. We have found that far to many
people are forgetting their cards and having to have new ones
filledout in order to fight at whatever event they are at. We
would like to reduce this occurrence. If you have a current
fighters card please have it with you al all times. We will
not be reissuing cards to people who already have one. If you
are not authorised or have lost your card we will issue you a
new one. Remember, to fight you need your card, if you don't
have it you will not fight. As well you have to make sure the
top portion of your card gets to the Kingdom List mistress. All
branch marshals, if you have any cards that need sending in,
send them to me or to Yolande de Chastellan the Kingdom list
mistress. Our addresses will be in the Sentinel or the Crier.
Branch marshals, I need reports! The latest is due Aug.
1st. We have seen very poor reporting in this region/principality
from the marshalate. Let us improve that. If your branch has
no marshal then I need a report from the seneschal, somebody
to let me know that status of fighting in your area.
Thank you for your attention, fight safe.

Sir Griffin


From The Crown Principality Constable

Greetings from the Constable,

We now have entered the reign of Khan Aveloc. The
direction of the constabulary is still very dynamic at this
time. Jarl Barak has chosen to step down as the Kingdom
Constable and Sir Nicholas has been named the Interim
Kingdom Constable.
Some pressing issues have still not been addressed yet
such as who really mans the gate, who handles the waivers,
announcements on rule enforcement which don't take into account
Canadian issues or laws.
In a conversation with Sir Nicholas, he has agreed that
We need a Constabulary Handbook and is working on it at this
time. I will be helping finalizing Baron Siegfrieds revision
proposal for a new handbook to submit to Sir Nicholas. In
the mean time, we have been given approval to continue using
the Constabulary Handbook 5th edition as a "GENERAL" guide
until a handbook is authorized. Please note that many
procedures in the current handbook are obviously outdated,
so please contact me if you need clarification.
In recent conversations with constables across the
Kingdom, I have noticed an alarming number of people who have
never attended a training class nor even read a Constable's
Handbook. It is my desire to implement a standard training
program so that all those who will be assisting in constable
duties will be working from the same page. Remember, we are
here to help people enjoy their events. Courtesy, tact,
respect and friendly attitude is the mark of a true constable.

Of course we first have to set a standard to train from...

Lord Valdar Galdrasmid,
Constable of the North


Basic Medieval Middle Eastern Clothing: Simple, classic
clothing that is suitable for any time period in the Middle East.

By Halima al-Rakkasa

Clothing is generally loose, dark on the outside layers,
And light on the inside. Persians and others who may live
where weather can be cool often have tighter sleeves (which
may be long enough to be ruched up the wrist). Note that
nobles at leisure, in later periods, have longer sleeves and
more layers of gowns; those at play and at work may only wear
tunic and pants, with a head-covering, sash, and possibly
From the outside, inwards, the most outer layers being
* Burnoose - hooded wool cloak made with a rectangle and two
* Aba/Abaaya - cloak/coat made with rectangles; may be wool,
silk, brocade
* Cote/Aba - in this case, a short-sleeved coat made with
* Gown (Yelek or another of the many words for this layer) -
one or more, with various length sleeves and hemlines,
opening to show each layer, with the lowest layer most closed
* Kamis - chemise of fine cotton, linen, silk or wool, wrist-
length sleeves, knee length or longer, closed at throat
* Sirwaal - pants, full at the waist/hip and snug at the
ankle; may be any fabric, but metallic brocades are worn over
a softer layer

* Sash - plain or with contrasting stripes running crosswise
on the band; sash ends may be tucked into waist
* Head cover - a light-weight cotton square, 39-42", folded
onceinto a triangle, held on with a strip of fabric; suitable
for both men and women; small turbans were also worn, colour
dependent upon religion, but were frowned on for women. Some
working men preferred to wear a small-brimmed wool hat
resembling the modern hat blank.
* Pouch - cotton, linen, or wool; shape resembling a sport
sock; OR a rounded purse with a 5-sided top flap that has
the lower 3 corners tasseled.
* Satchel - may be a small square about the size of the palm
of the hand, tied to the belt or sash; or a square that could
hold a large book, hung from the shoulder with a long strap;
probably leather, but all have a triangular to flap to close it.
* Footwear - Desert people went barefoot, or wore riding boots
tied just under the knee; "wearers of slippers" (city folk)
wore slippers, often with turned up toes, sandals, and low boots.

* Wool, Mohair (from goat), Linen, Nettle, Cotton, Silk; note
that Jews avoided mixes such as wool with linen.
* Weaving patterns included tabby, twill, and point twills,
all easily reproduced today. Patterns also developed from the
use of coloured warp and weft. The brocades, a more lengthy
production, resembled today's inexpensive Chinese brocades.

Natural materials often became ground colours: white,
cream, brown, black. Indigo dye can be pounded into fabric
(useful when water is at a premium). Madder root gave
various shades of orange, red, and brown depending on the
mordant used. The love of colour may be one of the distinctions
of the Middle and Near East to the point where, in our eyes,
colours clash. Period colours may be subtle, deep, or
vibrant; avoid neons. Consider reds, blues, greens, oranges,
yellows, black and white.

Embellishment was most common on the "fancy" clothes;
among the nomads, everyday clothing was worn until it fell
off, while townsfolk might not be so constrained in
acquisition and storage. Embroidered sections of old clothes
might be appliqu&Mac173;ed to new ones. Embroidery includes:
running, cross, blanket/buttonhole, and chain stitches, all
in various configurations. All openings should have some
stitchery to prevent demons from entering (usually blue in
early period and red later; or both).
Dangling jewellery and tassels distract demons from
Doing harm, and add colour and movement.
For details, examine images in contemporary Korans,
books of poetry and teaching (history, science), and images
from "schools of art" such as the Herat school.

* Oriental Costumes: Their Designs and Colors: Max Tilke
- http://www.indiana.edu/~librcsd/etext/tilke/
* Some Clothing of the Middle Ages: Egypt; I. Marc Carlson
* Shoes; I. Marc Carlson
- http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/shoe/SHOES/


Upcoming Events in the North

Clinton War, July 30 - August 3
Barony of Lions Gate, (Clinton, BC)


Here, finally, is a list of some of the projects we'll
be working on at Clinton Work Weekend and Work Week.
This is to prepare the site for those attending the
War, and to add various items for the enjoyment of more people.

A few reminders:
First, please have someone from your camp attend the 9am
work meetings each morning; that's where the work assignments
get done and where we find out about progress. The meetings
are at Malcolm and Olwen's camp, on the west side of the
Main Road, beside the Kendal camp (which is beside the Sir
Walter Raleigh Memorial Smokers' Bridge).
Second, we'd like everyone to do a couple of hours a
day of work. You can do all your work on one day and relax
for the rest of the week, if you wish. Or, you can work as
much as you want to. Looking after the people in your camp
who are working on the site counts as working on the site.
Helping with Ithra registration counts as well.
If you arrive on the Work Weekend or early in the Work
Week, you are expected to put in 12 hours total. If you
arrive on Wednesday or later you are expected in put in 4
hours total. Of course, if you wish to put in more work time,
you are welcome to do so.
There is no time clock and no one is checking up on you.
This is on your honour.
This will leave plenty of time to take classes, work on
the Children's Play, hike, hang out at Kelly Lake, tourist in
the area or relax.
Third: no medieval garb before 6 pm, unless you are
taking or teaching an Ithra class. The War begins at noon
on Friday. Wear work clothes and bring shovels, hammers,
crowbars, etc.

Foundations for the new castle.
A sun cover for the archery range
Enlarging the tavern with a covered patio.
Building a pottery kiln.
Cleaning up the war field irrigation ditch.
Cleaning up the horse manure from the camping field
Clearing the "weed trees" (Aspens)
Pulling up Napweed (the stuff with the tiny round burrs) -
it's a noxious weed. Wear gloves.
Laying out the roads.
Laying out the parking.
Clearing the road from thre railway tracks of larger stones.
Re-setting the spring pipe.
Getting the irrigation ditch running to the right level.
Repairs to the garderobes, gate, bakehouse, etc.
Building bridges
Digging ditches


Crown Principality of the North Public Meeting
Friday of the War, 7-9 pm

Meet folks, get the latest information, learn about
what's happening! Ask questions, get up to speed, decide
if you want to help - and how!

Talk to The Peers
Saturday of the War, 7-9 pm
Probably in the Lions Gate Pavilion or nearby (to be announced)

So who are these folks with all the stuff on their heads?
What do they do? What to they want? How did they get all
this stuff? How does this relate to the SCA game?
Come and ask questions. All question will get an answer
- as long as they're polite and don't ask about specific
people. (No peer can answer "Why hasn't my buddy Jo'Bob
StickimJock been made a Knight?")
Whatever you've always wanted to know... Whatever you're
Curious about... If you just want to sit in back and try to
get it all together - here's a good place to begin!
Come, relax after a long/hot day, participate, and meet
friends to be.


The University of Ithra at Lions Gate will be holding
Classes during Clinton Work Week and during the Clinton War,
from July 30 to August 5, 2001 at the Clinton Ranch, in Clinton,
BC Canada
Registration for the Work Week classes open after Baroness
Amanda Kendal is on site and ready. Classes have limited
Enrollment so register as soon as possible. There is no free
auditing of classes. Students may not attend a class until
they have registered for it with Baroness Amanda. First time
Ithra students must pay the Matriculation fee ($2.00) which
provides a Compendium (Ithra info booklet) and files of
classes passed. All students, including those paying a Matric
fee, pay the registration fee of $3.00. Students are not
registered until all fees are paid.
There will be a bulletin board near the Kendal Pavilion
with information regarding Class Times, Changes and Sites.
In some cases, the instructor may gather the students together
at the Kendal Pavilion at the appointed time to take the
students to the site for the class.
Please be on time or a little early. Non-attendance
Without prior notice & agreement from the Chancellor, Baroness
Amanda will not constitute a reason for refund. Any handouts
from the class will be given or mailed later to non-attending
Classes, while tentatively scheduled as below, are subject
To change due to the various activities. We will try to
Accommodate everyone who registers. All students are
responsible for getting themselves to their classes. All
instructors and students are expected to be in garb during
Students should bring note-taking materials as well as
anything required for classes. PLEASE BRING A CHAIR TO CLASS

Registration will be at the Kendal Pavilion which will be
located at the Crossroads near the Main Bridge. Please see
Baroness Amanda Kendal.

[Ed. Note: I was going tp put the full list of classes down
here, but there's over 65 classes just for the work week!
The list will be published on The Great Northern Road eMail
List. Any questions should, of course, be sent to Her
Excellency, Baroness Amanda. Oh; and the class list looks
really great this year, too!!]


1 point each for the Battles, Arts, Sciences, Archery, and
The Battle War Point is made up of three separate battles,
these three battles equal one war point: 1st battle - Native
heavies and lights; 2nd battle - Native and mercenary heavies;
3rd battle - Native and mercenary heavies and lights
The Sciences War Point will be a Non-Alcoholic Beverage
The Arts War Point will be Hand-Made Trim
Archery War Point - 3 contests = 1 war point
1. Advancing Soldier: Soldier targets at 40, 35, 30, 25
and twenty yards, 6 seconds at each target. Scoring: 1 point
for each arrow hitting the soldier, 0 points for the sword
or shield.
2. Slot shoot: A piece of carpet with the slot cut in
it set up in front of the butt. A drawing of a helm on the
butt. 6 arrows at the archers own time. Scoring: 1 point for
each arrow in the slot, 2 points for each arrow hitting the
helm in the slot. 30 yards
3. Champions Team Shoot: Teams of ten archers from both
Montengarde and Lions Gate. Two archers at a time stand on
the line, one from each side. 30 seconds at a Friend and Foe
target at 30 yards. The archer with the most points goes to
the end of their line, The other archer is eliminated.
Scoring: 1 point for each arrow in the foe.
Rapier War Point - 3 contests = 1 war point
1: Champions Tourney. Each side will nominate 8 champions
to the list, by whatever method they deem fit. However,
champions must be drawn from native troops. The format will
be single elimination. The tourney will continue until one
Barony's champions have been eliminated. Pairings will
always be between a Lions Gate and a Montengarde & Friends
fighter. If the sides are unbalanced, the unpaired fighters
on the larger side will receive unfought byes to the subsequent
2: Open Field Battle. Last side standing. No resurrection.
No troop restrictions. RBG's are permitted, but are restricted
to one shot per gonne. No limit on how many RBG's can be
carried. Objects struck by a shot (e.g. buckler, sword etc.)
are destroyed, but the person is not damaged.
3: Bridge Battle. Two bridges cross a large stream.
Fighters can cross on the bridges or "wade" the stream on
their knees. The scenario ends when either (a) all forces
from one side are slain, or (b) one side captures the other's
banner. No resurrection or troop restrictions. RBG rules
are the same as for the open field battle.

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Birthday Bash 2001, August 17- 19
Shire of Hartwood, Nanaimo, BC

The Shire of Hartwood would like to invite one and all to
enjoy the festivities as they celebrate their 12th Birthday! We
encourage fighters to challenge themselves and others in a Pas
D'Armes, the Rapier fighters to test their skills in a Rapier
Tourney, and encourage all others to participate in the various
demos and competitions taking place during the weekend! This
year, there may also be an archery competition. We'll keep
you posted.
As a Saturday evening activity we would like to have
Dancing by torchlight, and are asking all who have torches to
please bring them for the activity. It should be quite magical
if we have enough!
There will be a kitchen where one can purchase food.
Merchanting: Merchants who wish to sell their wares may
Do so, but please contact the autocrat ahead of time so we
can reserve spaces and see if you need tables and such.
There will be no merchanting fee, but donations of prizes are
greatly appreciated.

$12 adult weekend fee
$6 children weekend fee
$30 mundane family weekend fee
$5 adult day fee
$2.50 children day fee

FROM VICTORIA, before you get to Nanaimo, take the Campbell
River exit to by-pass Nanaimo (just stay in the right lane,
and it will happen for you). Go through three sets of
lights, and turn left at the Jinglepot Road / Mostar exit.
FROM THE NORTH, keep on the new highway. Go though the
Aulds Road lights, and turn right at the next set of lights
on Jinglepot /Mostar exit. Take the next right onto Biggs
Road. Follow this for a ways and you will see the camp on
the left hand side of the road!
We are also currently looking for someone to host the
Rapier tourney and competitions. Volunteers are also
needed. Anyone interested PLEASE contact Lord Justice!!!
Autocrat: Lord Justice Fourault, email:
mrhellbot@hotmail.com, Phone: (250) 754-7624, message
(July and Aug.) 754-7689
Site is dry and opens 4:00 Friday, August 17

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Warren War: The Great Border Conflict! August 17-19
Shire of Shittimwoode, Ferndale, WA

The Crown Principality of the North is warring with the
Barony of Aquaterra over the border. There are a variety of
war points and prizes to give everyone a chance to participate.
The winner will take the Great War Banner home for a year.
War points will be given for (not a complete list):
Field Battle, Ravine Battle, Invitational Torchlight Tourney,
Rapier Competition, Capture the flags - kids age 7 to 17,
Scavenger hunt - for ages 6 to 12, Siege cooking - Ages 13
and up, Most period encampment, Brewing Contest - Best overall
beverage, contact Juliana 360-752-1132, juliana@shittimwoode.org,
and Best Heraldic display on the field, amongst others.
Equestrian competition - Rental Horses may be available.
Equestrian activities will be worth a warpoint. For a
complete schedule of Warren War equestrian activities see:
http://THLDonwenna.homestead.com/Warren2001.html, Contact THL
Donwenna, EMIC at drdonna@pioneernet.net or Dr. DeBonis at
Merchants please contact Mersigha 360-733-0386,
<jlynch@cob.org>. No merchant fee, but please donate an
item to be used as a prize. Must reserve space.
No grounds fires (braizers ok), limited water on site,
pack out your garbage, recycle bins available, pets on leash
at all times. Period containers only. Smoking in encampments
and designated areas only.
Autocrat: Baroness Asthor of Peyton (Kim Chambers-Ross)
2530 Henry St, Bellingham WA 98225 (360) 738-1896 (call between
noon and midnight). Email: <asthor@memes.com> (must be lower
Event opens at 4pm Friday the 17th, closes 4pm Sunday
The 19th. Site fee is Adult $8 US, Age 6 to 12 $4, age 5 and
under free (Canadian $10 Adult, $5 age 6 to 12). There will
be NO day fee. Make checks payable to "SCA, Inc. Shire of
DIRECTIONS: Site is the Tennent Lake Park , 5299 Neilsen Rd,
Ferndale WA 98248. From Northbound or Southbound I-5, take
the Ferndale Main Street Exit (#262) and turn west onto Main
Street. Proceed 1/4 mile to the train trestle. IMMEDIATELY
after passing under the trestle, turn left (South) onto
Hovander Road. In another 1/8 mile, turn right onto Neilsen
Road. Proceed south 1/2 mile to the site entrance.

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Forest War And Feast II, Aug. 24-26, 2001
Incipient Shire of Coill Mhor, 100 Mile House, BC

After admirably coming to the aide of the incipient
Shire of Coill Mhor and her noble peoples when faced with
invasion last autumn, the Wolf Pack has laid claim to these
lands as their protectorate. Friends and Foes of Coill Mhor
alike, have thought this either dire or noble news. Thus
the stink of aggression wafts across our lands once again!
War scenarios will include a forested hill battle,
field battle, and creek-side battle. This will be a camping
event. Mixed lights and heavies battles will be fought in
many scenarios after allegiances are forged (or purchased).
There will be a pot-luck feast on the Saturday night for
everyone. Chicken and sausage will be provided. Please
bring a dish to feed at least 10ppl
Site is at 6122 Cheetah Road, Gateway, BC (10 minutes
East of 100 Mile House). Site opens at 3 pm on Friday Aug 24;
Site closes at 8 pm on Sunday Aug 26. Site is Discretely
Damp. Pets welcome but must be leashed at all times.
There is water at site for washing and cooking but it
is hard (Sulfur) and should be filtered for drinking (or
bring bottled water) There will be filtered potable water
available at the gate.
Site fees: $10 adults $5 children (age 6-12) under 6
is free ($25 family cap) Site fee includes feast. Merchants
welcome (Merchants requested to contribute to prize pool)
DIRECTIONS: Make your best way to 100 Mile House (45 minutes
North of Clinton). 1 km North of town, there is a road
heading East (toward Canim Lake). Follow this road for 10
minutes, and after passing Buffalo Creek Elementary School
on your left, take the first right (Houseman Road). Cross a
bridge and at the fork, turn right and continue up hill to
the next T-intersection. Turn right again and follow for a
few kms, then turn left onto Cheetah Road. Site is at end
of Cheetah Road (400 yards). There will be SCA signage along
the route.

Autocrat: Finlaech MacGillandrias (250) 397-2151
Co-Autocrat: HL Genevieve S.C. Buchannon (250) 397-2079

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Seagirt Summer Tourney, August 24-26, 2001
Barony of Seagirt, Victoria, BC

To all gentles one and all does the illustrious Barony
of Seagirt extend and invite one and all to vie for the
titles of the Champions of Seagirt. Amongst the trees and
groves of Camp Bernard can the clash of combat and twang of
bowstrings be heard as the Champions watch to see who their
successors will be.
There will be children's activities with a pied piper
and blue helm tourney.
The site is Camp Bernard Boy Scout Camp, Sooke, BC;
Open from Friday 3pm to Sunday 3pm. The site is discreetly
damp and there are no pets permitted. Fires (tiki torches,
braziers etc.) will be dependent on current fire hazard
conditions. Please bring bottled water as the site is on
Weekend $10 Adult, $6 Children 6-12. 5 and under free
Day Fee $6 Adult, $3 Children 6-12. 5 and under free
VICTORIA - Take Hwy #1 north. Take the Colwood exit onto
Sooke Rd. Continue below.
SWARTZ BAY TERMINAL - Travel south on Pat Bay Hwy. Take
McKenzie Ave exit to Hwy #1. Turn right onto Hwy #1. Continue
UP ISLAND - Travel south on Island Hwy, After exiting the
Malahat take the Colwood Exit. Stay on Goldstream until
your first set of lights. Turn Right on Jacklin and follow
to Sooke Rd. Turn Right onto Sooke Rd. Continue below.
ALL - Follow Sooke Rd to Sooke, BC (40 min). Turn right onto
Otter Point Rd (the ONLY set of lights in Sooke). Stay on
Otter Point Rd for about 5 km. Take right on Young lake Rd
and follow to Camp Bernard (3130 Young Lake Rd). The SCA
is in the Back of the camp.
Autocrat (no, really I was voted in): Lord Allan Robbins
(250) 474-6174 <lordallan@hotmail.com>, or
Seneschal (pretty sure he was voted in too...):HL Brokkr
Aricsson (250) 727-7855 <brokkr@home.com>

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Champion's Tourney, August 24- 26, 2001
Incipient Shire of Cai Mor, Terrace, BC

Come one, come all, to Cai Mor's Champion's Tourney.
Held on a beautiful site (Har-Lee's Place, Terrace, B.C.),
with ample camping space & a large tourney field.
The event will commence with a Rapier Tourney at 10:00
Am SHARP, armour inspection to begin at 9:30, if there are
Enough entrants. This will be followed by a "Helm Lunch
Auction" (all lords are asked to donate a lunch for two,
be it in a helm or basket, which the ladies will then bid
for. All funds raised will be added to the Shire coffers)
which will commence immediately after the Rapier tourney is
After a leisurely lunch, there will be the Archery
Tourney, to be followed by Armour inspection & the Heavy
Tourney itself (format to be explained on site).
After the dinner hour, there will be an informal
gathering in the hall, in which there will be held a Bardic
competition & an Awari Tourney.
Please note that all entrants in any of the tournaments /
competitions will be required to donate something to the
prize chest. Those entering more than one tourney are not
required to donate more than one item but are requested to
keep the number of things entered in mind when they make
their donating.
SITE FEE: $5.00 per person 10 years of age or older; under10
free. There will be a $15.00 per mundane family maximum
DIRECTIONS: From the east or south, follow the highway
Through Terrace as if you were heading for Prince Rupert,
past the car dealerships & Canadian Tire. Turn right on
Kalum Lake Road (there is a sign for North West Community
College at the intersection). Follow this road for
approximately 15 minutes. Har-Lee's Place is well marked on
the left hand side of the road.
For more information contact the Autocrat, Lord Tadgg h-£a
Faelan of Clan MacNessa, mka John Rowe 250-639-9301

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Carrion Dreaming, Sept 14-16, 2001
Incipient Shire of Ravensweir, Quesnel, BC

To the Shirefolk and Seneschals of Cold Keep, Ravensweir,
Tir Bannog and Gael Mathuin (Ca Mor), Griffins Gate and Coill
Mhor, and unto the noble populace of An Tir;
The Incipient Shire of Ravensweir and their sponsoring
Shire of Cold Keep welcome all to this event planning summit
of AnTir's Northernmost Shires There will be a Rapier Tourney -
Ravensweir's Champion and a Champion of the Day as well as
an Archery competition.
The site is primative but lovely with no mundane views
at all. Water will be brought in and there is a biffy on site.
Site fee is $3.00 per person, with a family max of $8.00. The
site opens Friday evening and closes Sunday afternoon.
AUTOCRATS - Lady Sigrid Arden (250)992-2123; email,
<kstanley@uniserve.com> and Rowena Skerlenger (250)747-2720
DIRECTIONS: The site is at Shecke Farm - 1 mile south of
Kersley (which is just south of Quesnel, BC) on Hwy 97 in
Northern BC. There will be LOTS of signs.

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Archery Array, Sept 21-23, 2001
Barony of Lions Gate, Burnaby, BC

Come gather with us at Warner Loat park for Lions Gate's
First ever all-archery event. In medieval times, an Array
would have been a gathering of archers for the sake of
inspecting all equipment and state of readiness in preparation
for war; for modern times the Array will be courses, shoots,
and fun in an all archery-related environment.
Site opens 5:00 pm Friday; Opening "gathering" 10:00 a.m.
Saturday; Closing " gathering " 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
SITE FEE: $3.00 per adult, $1.00 per child.
The site is VERY discretely damp with the understanding that
there will be absolutely NO alcohol on the ranges and a ZERO
tolerance for impaired archers.
For the archers we will be having target archery courses;
War archery courses; and archery competitions of all sorts,
some serious, some fun. There will be many archery books
for your browsing.
Heavy fighters; we are offering a light tournament.
Come with your heavy armour and we will supply bows, arrows,
or thrown weapons for you to compete with. This will be
followed by a light tournament which you are more than welcome
to participate in, as a Light. (Lights: get on your heavy
friends, lets make this a success!)
Besides the fun shoots during the weekend we will be
including best royal round shot with longbow, crossbow, and
a team shoot (1 adult/1 small). For smalls there will be
plenty of supervised range time and smalls archery classes.
HL Valentyne De Lancie will be sponsoring 2 embroidery
contests. Contact the autocrat(s) for further info.
FROM THE WEST: Take Lougheed Highway to Winston St. (Just
before Dairyland), turn right. Travel on Winston until you
come to Piper Avenue and turn right.
FROM THE EAST: Take Lougheed Highway to Brighton (one light
passed Gaglardi) and turn left. At the T-intersection turn
right and continue on til you reach Piper, turn left.
FROM HIGHWAY #1, either direction, take the Gaglardi exit
(SFU) and use the directions from the east.
For further information please contact:
HL John Macandrew Lady Morweena
604-451-3902 604-432-1461
<john.mail@teleglobe.ca> <marion@wysiwyg-pp.com>

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Scribal Ithra, September 22 & 23, 2001
St. Giles College, Victoria, BC

Greetings from the College of Saint Giles to An Tir's
Scribes - old and new! The College of St. Giles is hosting a
University of Ithra session.
Be welcome to the third annual St Giles Scribal Ithra,
boasting classes for the absolute beginner and advanced
scribe alike! This year's classes will include beginning
and advanced calligraphy hands, beginning and advanced
illumination styles, history, and methods. Bring along
projects in any stage of construction or slides for "show-
and-tell" and in the evening - a light hearted revel to give
tired minds a rest.
Pre-registration is required. Registration closes on Wednesday,
September 19, 2001.
Master Iago ab Adam (Mike Case), #3 - 740 Wilson St., Victoria BC
Canada V9A 3H2, (250) 920-7948; eMail - case@islandnet.com
OR Amanda Kendal 1192 Shavington St., North Vancouver BC,
Canada, V7L 1K9, (604) 988-0304; eMail - kendal@lightspeed.bc.ca
Matriculation fee - $2.00, Registration fee - $5.00
This session is being held at the University of Victoria.
There will be signs posted. The signs will say "St. Giles"
not SCA. Important notice: Do not park in spots marked "24 Hrs
There will be day food and beverages available during
the day for a small fee. Bring note-taking materials for all
You will need the registration form from the catalogue in
order to register for classes.
To obtain the catalogue, email your full name and postal
address. We cannot send a complete catalogue over the eMail.
You can use eMail for questions but we require the hard copy
registration form which is in the catalogue as well as the
funds, before you are fully registered. Then, we won't delay
your registration (especially important in a limited
registration class).
Billetting and Ferry pick-up will be available with
pre-registration. Contact Master Iago ab Adam (Mike Case)
250-920-7948 or <case@islandnet.com>.

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Golden Swan , October 5-8, 2001
Shire of Appledore, Oliver, BC

For anyone interested in the Tournament of the Golden
Swan, there is a webpage set up (URL above) which has links
to a list of categories, judging criteria, and an
application form. An FAQ should be up soon.

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Palmyra Camel Races, Oct 6, 2001
Shire of Cragmere, Campbell River, BC

After the summer heat and before the winter rains, come
To the Camel Races at Palmyra, currently manifesting in
Cragmere. The races will be overseen by the Vizier's Camel
Master. All entries will be inspected for soundness. For
more information, contact Taroob at (250)334-6166 or
The Camel Master will not tolerate drunken camels! (He
Was once bitten by one...) Please conceal your beverages
from these devious beasts.
Back your favourite team! Four weight classes! The
Bey of Tunis offers a prize for Best Team Livery (camel,
rider, goader)!
By special permission of the Caliph, native dancing
girls will be allowed in to entertain! (Dancers, please
contact Halima at (250)703-0494 or <doerksen@island.net>.)
Merchants welcome! Contact Taroob at 334-6166 for
Make a meal of mezzah that will be sold by the fair
Maidens circulating through the throngs. Fair maidens,
contact Morel at <niamh@oberon.ark.com>. Inquiries
regarding food, please contact Morel. (Local currency in
dirhams and fals only; money changers will be available in
the bazaar.)
"Breeding of Miniature Indoor Racing Camels"
The gentle art of racing miniature indoor camels
consists of breeding a solid, four-box-long by two-box-high
camel. Not any box will do! Only the most sturdy liquor box,
complete with reinforcing inserts, can hope to pass the
grade. Round out its diet with tape and generous amounts of
papier-mache. Pointy hip bones suggest a broken-down beast
and the Camel Master will not allow it to race. A proud head
is held upon a cardboard fabric roll (courtesy of Fanny's
Fabrics) inserted in the front end of the beast.
Paint boldly and caparison with rich cloths and padded
Saddle blanket. Felt or carpet on the beast's underside
ensure a swift ride. The rider mounts and with the aid of
the goader, is pushed along like the wind. It is wise to
choose a camel goader sound in wind and limb.
PLACE: Fallen Alders Community Hall, Royston Rd., Royston, B.C.
TIME: 4 p.m. until midnight
SITE FEE: $5 per person 12 years old and up; younger are free

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Known World Arts & Sciences Symposium, October 26-28, 2001
Barony of Madrone, Seattle, WA

The beautiful Barony of Madrone is proud to host the 2001
Known World Arts & Sciences Symposium (KWAS) , October 26th -
28th. This is the premier Arts & Sciences event for the Known
World. Arts & Sciences classes, workshops, displays, and
merchants from all over the world will be meeting to exchange
ideas and learn in a medieval and Renaissance atmosphere.
We will be featuring six tracks of classes by instructors
from all over the Known World. We also offer Crash space
coordination for those gentles who do not wish to stay at
the hotel, A Samhain Masque Ball on Saturday evening, a
Hospitality suite, a Display of Arts & Sciences pieces, a
Fashion Show, and a Friday afternoon textiles tour of the
Henry Art Gallery (space is limited).
The location is the Double Tree Inn Sea-Tac, located at
18740 Hwy 99/Int'l Blvd., Seattle, WA 98188. Hotel phone
number is (206)246-8600. KWAS attendees receive a discounted
hotel rate so please be sure to inform the hotel when you
make your reservations. Transportation to and from the Sea-Tac
airport is provided 24 hours a day and leaves every 15 minutes
from the airport.
Registration for classes is available both on-line and
Through the catalog. Class catalogs are available from
Constance Davies, c/o Theresa Kelmer, 6725 19th Ave. NW,
Seattle, WA 98117, Ph:(206)783-6235 - no calls after 9PM;
Email: <teresa-brent@msn.com> First catalog is free,
additional or replacement catalogs are $1 each. An online
catalog is also available on the website.
Merchants may contact Angharad Albanes, c/o Laura White,
13047 Westbrook Drive SW, Port Orchard, WA 98367, Ph: (360)
874-7608 - no calls after 9 PM, or email: <angharad@uswest.net>.
Crash Space Coordinator: Meave d'Mass, Ph: (206) 764-4894
Email: <charding@nwlink.com>
Fashion Show Coordinator: Anastasia Andreevna, Ph: (206)
365-0413 - no calls after 9 PM; Email: <stasi.wa@netzero.net>
Textiles Tour Coordinator: Merouda the True of Beaumaris,
Ph: (206) 522-0589 - no calls after 9 PM; Email:
For any other questions, please contact the Autocrat
Laurellen de Brandevin, c/o Tammie L. Dupuis, 2401 SW Holden
#L-101, Seattle, WA 98106, Ph: (206) 763-3369 - no calls
after 9PM, Email: <mrq_laurellen@hotmail.com.>

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Kingdom Twelfth Night January 11-13, 2001
Barony of Madrone, Seattle, WA

Her Serene Highness Janeltis' Heraldic Needlework Competition
Is held at Twelfth Night. It is open to all. All entrants
meeting the criteria, in the opinion of the judges, shall be
awarded the traditional prize: a scroll and a pair of snips.
The criteria is as follows:
1. The entry shall be made in the name of the maker of the
object (not necessarily the owner).
2. All forms of needlework (embroidery, needlepoint, applique,
pieced work, etc.) are acceptable.
3. The entry must be an heraldically correct depiction of
a coat of arms or device.
4. The entry must be accompanied by a blazon of the arms
or device being depicted.
5. The entry must match the blazon or it will be disqualified.
6. The entry will be judged both for heraldic accuracy and
competency in the technique used. While the judges like to
see the back of a piece, it is not required by the criteria.
7. The judges will be available after the competition if
the entrants wish to ask questions or receive comments.
Any questions may be addressed to Aislinn of Cumbria or Asha
Ap Myrddin or by email from <Pastiche@teleport.com>.


Because I Can.....

The Ten Commandments of The SCA
(As published in The Knowne World Handbook)

1) Treat your inferiors in rank, knowledge or experience
in the society as if they were your equals; treat your
equals as if they were your superiors; treat officers as
representatives of the King; and treat the King and Queen
with the reverence due your sovereigns.
2) Use medieval forms of address.
3) Be faithful to your lord and your word.
4) Gentlemen, honour all ladies.
5) Ladies, be worthy of that honour.
6) Touch no man's goods unasked; give and receive with grace.
7) Be gentle to the stranger.
8) Raise your sword, but not your voice.
9)Let the slain man tell if he be slain.
10)Reverence the King and Queen.

The (New?) Ten Commandments of The SCA
(as suggested by m'lady Grainne upon The Steps of The Cathedral)

1. Thou shalt at all times comport thyself with courtesy and
the kindness and grace of chivalry.
2. Thou shalt volunteer thy time and effort as thou art able
so that great weariness and woe might not come upon those who
volunteer much and often.
3. Thou shalt make an effort within thy means to garb thyself
about in raiment appropriate to pre-17th Century Europe or
associated lands.
4. Thou shalt leave neither gum wrapper nor cigarette butt at
thy campsite, verily thou shalt leave thy site cleaner than
thou hast found it.
5. Thou shalt bow in reverence when approaching the Thrones
or the persons of the Crown or Coronets, for They are the magic
and the focus of the SCA.
6. Thou shalt cultivate patience with gentles both newer and
less skilled than thou art for thou wast at one time green
and unskilled as well.
7. Thou shalt strive for excellence in whatsoever thou doest
whether or not thou mayest be seen by others for the joy is
in the doing.
8. Thou shalt not envy the awards of others for recognition
is given as it is brought to the attention of the Royalty.
As thou recommendest others, so shalt thou likewise reap the
recognition thou deservest.
9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's Peerage for as thou
becomest Peerlike, thou shalt be elevated as such for Peers
are recognized not made.
10. Thou shalt at all times remember that this is a game
for some, a Dream for many, and shouldst remain fun for all.
Spoil not another's enjoyment in insisting that it match
thine for there is much room in the Society for many Dreams.


Just One More.....

You all knew, that somewhere, sometime, someone would
Start putting together "Laws" that the SCA follows,much like
Murphy's Laws (remember that Murphy was an optimist).
Here are a few that have passed before my eyes over
the years (Attributions appear in [parentheses] ):

There is only one rule in the SCA: "Thou shalt not be
tacky". All the rest is commentary. [Barak Raz]

The number of sauces at the feast is directly proportional
To the length of your dags times the cost of the material.
[Alexandre sur le Mer]

What we want most from our kings is plenty to talk
about, and that's what our system gives us. [Sir Lars

The probability that you forgot to pack something is
Directly proportional to the distance of the event times the
necessity of the item. [SaK]

We can, therefore we do. We do, therefore we have
Always done. We have always done,therefore we must always do.
We must always do, therefore an officer must oversee the
doing. There is an officer, therefore we must report. We
must report, else we will lose our tax status. (The Cascading
Bureacracy Meme) [SaK]

SCA legislation is always reactive, never prospective.

All that is needful to be respected is that one behave
Both respectfully and respectably. [Galen of Bristol]

Don't let the Best be the enemy of the Good.
["Cariadoc's Maxim", Cariadoc of the Bow]

Every weekend, we gather hundreds of people together,
None of whom have had enough sleep. ["Robin's Unified Theory"
of SCA Dynamics]

If given a blank canvas a SCAthian will go out and LEARN
how to make paint. [Kimmer Bayleaf]


Compendium of Resources

Their Majesties of An Tir,
Prince and Princess Of The North
King Aveloc and Quenn Mahliqa
(Harvey Palmer and Tayissa Chadwick)
6320 34th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

Scourge Of The North Skewer Of The North
(Heavy Champion) (Rapier Champion)
Jarl Sir Hwolf Einarsson Don Diarmuid de Rosas

Scorer Of The North ..Scholar Of The North
(Archery Champion) (Arts & Sciences)
.......Eamon Ryan HL Thorin Olafsson

Skald Of The North
(Bardic Champion)
Anya Rozverdo

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