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  {===========}         #63 September, AS XXXVI (CE 2001)

This is The eSentinel, a publication of the Crown Principality of The
North, 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
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- Event Calendar
- Crown Principality Officers
- By The Light of A Northern Star
- From The Crown Principality Chatelaine
- From The Crown Principality Herald
- From the Ombudsman for the BoD for An Tir
- Northern Principality Committee Bulletin #12
- From The Regalia Committee
_ Upcoming Events in the North
- Compendium of Resources
- Branches of The Crown Principality of The North


Event Calendar

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
17 Sing For Your Supper - Cai Mor - Kitimat
24 Feast of St. Catherines - Eisenmarche - Coquitlam, BC

8 Baroness' Birthday Bash - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
8 Feast of St. Nicklas - Frozen Mountain - Nelson, BC

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

16 Lovers Revel - Eisenmarche - Coquitlam, BC

MARCH, 2002
16 Daffodil XXV - Seagirt - Victoria, BC
23 Champion's Tourney - 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.


By The Light of A Northern Star....

I found it interesting that there are no less than three count 'em
three northern regions in the Knowne World that are working their way
toward Principality status. Besides ourselves, both Ansteorra and The East
(where thy have both a Northern Region and a North Shores region), are
muddling their way down this twisty, curvy and occasionally darkened road
that we are also travelling.
Makes me wonder why we haven't bumped into them more often, since this
road is fairly well travelled....
There are, currently, nine Principalities in The Knowne World, with
one about to become its own Kingdom early next year (Lochac). Ansteorra's
Northern Region is about where we were two years ago just getting a
committee set up after taking a survey of desire. The East's North Shores
region is looking already has a committee, and is looking at certain mundane
matters, since they are all Canadian groups (and yes, a mundane corporation
to liaise with the SCA, Inc. is one of the things that they are looking at).
And of course, there have been rumblings down in Rivers Region, in the
Inlands, and even in Western (!!) About the topic.
Boy does this make me scratch my head, or what....
Obviously, it is not just An Tir that has grown to sizes possibly
unmanageable. Just as obviously, where groups are geographically isolated
(either due to physical boundries, like mountains, or great distances, like
the praries/great plains) there comes a desire to become more......
coherent, I guess. And Principalities are a good way of helping this along.
To use an old joke, "Size Matters." I think there is a "critical
mass" that gets reached in these things, before a Kingdom has to take
notice and do something about it. The West has created Principalities more
than any other Kingdom; it's something that is just recognized as being a
Good Idea(tm), whereas creating a Principality in The Midrealm is taking
your SCA life into your hands (Calontir was one thing, grudgingly granted
as a fait accomplai; and Ealdormere was another, being north of the 49th
but the stories about the creation of Northshield are down-right
And so we look behind us (now we know where everyone is on this road
we're travelling), and can see others taking cues form what we are doing.
We are being watched, not just by those in An Tir, but by people in The
East, and Ansteorra and probably other large kingdoms, too. While we are
not exactly
blazing a trail, we are cutting back the overgrowth that has creeped up on
this road, and making it easier for others to follow.
Which means that we, as a Crown Principality, must be so very careful
to make sure that we do everything just so. Yes, there is an awful lot of
momentum for us to "move-move-move!" now, especially after His Majesty's
very pointed words at Clinton this year. However, let us not rush off so
blindly enthusiastic that we forget things, or run over those who are not
so sure, or who are doing something of importance that is simply going to
take more time than we may want to wait upon.
The latest bulletin form the NPC is in this issue, and they make a
couple fo very important points, and they say it better than I can. But a
couple of thoughts for you to think about:
1) Memberships if you don't have one, get one; that Formal Poll is
going to be happening probably within six months.
2) Regalia yeah we are so close that we are getting ready to start
taking formal bids for it.
3) Name & Device by the time you read this, it will have been
decided by YOU and the paperwork to formalize it will be well underway.
We may perceive ourselves as to be doing this for ourselves, but this
isn't quite so. We are under a microscope that has several hundred
perhaps several thousand eyes, watching what we do and what we don't do.
It would be the gravest disservice to them who watch, hoping to learn
something of the
process through us, to not be worthy of such interest.
It isn't just US.

Erasmus the Traveller, GdS.


>From The Crown Principality Chatelaine

Greetings from the Crown Principality Chatelaine,
People. That is what this job is all about. People learning, meeting
other people, and people telling other people what we people are all about.
We need to keep up the paperwork but remember that we are here for the
Paperwork has been sorely lacking again. If there is no chatelaine
reporting from a branch then I will assume that they have no chatelaine.
If they have no chatelaine then the seneschal must make a report. If there
is no seneschal reporting for a branch then I can only assume that they
have no seneschal. A branch without a seneschal is not a branch.
So, people, please, report. Just a note is usually fine.
Yours in service,

Ekatarina Borisovna Kievskaia, GdS


>From The Crown Principality Herald

Greetings unto the populace of this the Northern Crown Principality of
An Tir from Lady Li Ban ingen Echtigeirn MacNessa, Crown Principality
This has been a busy month for me, with the deadline for the name and
device poll being moved up almost a month. Ballots have been flooding in;
approximately 350 ballots in my hands at this moment, with more to come, I
hope! By the time this goes to print, the poll will have closed and we
will have an official name and device to send to the An Tir College of
Heralds for registration. Thus begins the process. Keep in mind that the
name that goes forward will take time to be registered, but we can begin
using it immediately.
During the next few months, once the ballot has closed, I am going to
embark upon a project with which I will need your help. I am putting
together an Order of Precedence for our Principality which also includes
each person's REGISTERED arms. If you have a picture of your registered
device, please send me a .gif or a .jpeg of it (if you have it on the
computer, that is) or a hard copy of the same. I can work from the blazon,
but a blazon doesn't necessarily mean that the picture I draw from it is
the same as the one you would draw. Thus I ask that you send me a picture
or provide me with a very detailed word picture so that I can draw your
device as you use it. I really need your help with this project and thank
you in advance.

Li Ban ingen Echtigeirn MacNessa
Crown Principality Herald


Greetings from Geoffrey Mathias, the Ombudsman for the
Board of Directors to the Kingdom of An Tir.

By now, I expect that many of you have seen or heard of the Pennsic
Accord, which was drafted by the Royalty at Pennsic and signed by nine of
the sixteen Kingdoms (including An Tir). This document has been received
by the Board of Directors and will be on the agenda for the next quarterly
meeting, which will be held October 20th in Milpitas, California.
The Board will likely make an official request for commentary on the
proposal at the next meeting, but I know that there is already much
discussion over it, and I know that many people are interested in this
matter. If you have thoughts on it that you'd like to share with me, I'd
be interested in hearing your reactions. For those who may not have a copy
handy, I've include the text of the Accord below.
You can reach me at matt.larsen@certive.com. Note that this is a
different address than is currently published for me in The Crier. I will
get email to both address, but the certive.com address will be better in
the future.
Thanks for your thoughts and consideration, and I'm looking forward to
hearing your comments!

Geoffrey Mathias
Matt Larsen
Director, SCA Inc.
Ombudsman for the Kingdom of An Tir

~~ * ~~

The Pennsic Accord

Being an agreement for proposal to the Board of Directors for the
Society for Creative Anachronism such proposals to be brought forth
immediately for comment to the Board and Kingdoms and resolution in the
January 2002 meeting.

Board Reconstruction

Whereas We, the Crowns of the Known World here assembled, do recognize
and require greater representation of the diverse cultural viewpoints of
Our Kingdoms within the Board of Directors for the Society for Creative
Anachronism, and,
Whereas, We recognize that the number of Board Members does not need
to change and,
Whereas, We recognize that the board members require time to become
familiar with the function and processes of the BOD and,
Whereas, We recognize that any alterations to the structure of the
board should not impose additional financial burdens on the budget for the
Therefore do We propose that the board remain seven in number.
We propose that from this day forward, all future members of the Board
of Directors shall be chosen by the individual kingdoms in order of
precedence of inception of the Kingdoms.
We propose that a Board Member be prepared to commit three years, the
first year to be spent as a Director-Elect without vote, although privy to
all discussion. Directors-Elect are not required to attend meetings,
although they are encouraged to do so, with the appointing kingdoms to pay
for expenses. The following two years of the term to be as a board member
with full voting rights and expenses paid by the board budget.
We propose that each kingdom determine their own method of choosing
their appointee from within their kingdom or without, which they feel best
meets the needs of their Realm.
We propose that there be no limits to the number of times a Board
member may serve.
We propose that the sitting Board members may veto a nomination, with
just and stated cause. Should such a veto take place the nominating
kingdom will choose another candidate.


Northern Principality Committee Bulletin #12

Course Steady, Full Speed Ahead
10 August, AS XXXVI/2001, Crown Principality of The North, An Tir
At the request of the Crown of An Tir the closing date for the
name and device poll has been moved up to 12 midnight on the 3rd
day of September, 2001. All Seneschals are therefore requested to
ensure that all of their populace receive a copy of the poll ASAP and
collect them in time to mail them by the closing date.
NOTE: You do NOT have to be an SCA Member to fill in a
ballot for this poll.
You can also submit your ballot online at
Li Ban ingen Echtigeirn MacNessa, AoA
Crown Principality of the North Herald
(Contact information available at the end of this Bulletin.)
One of the requirements for full principality status is
"...Consensus favouring advancement in branch status by the members
in the proposed principality...". (Corpora III.C.5)
This consensus is generally demonstrated by holding a polling;
the LAST we will have to hold on principality issues. Only paid
members of the SCA Inc. can be assured of the opportunity to
participate in this poll. The Northern Principality Committee intends
to hold this poll by next summer, most probably during this winter or
early spring.
You are hereby given notice that if you want to participate in
the Official Principality Poll, you should buy your membership as soon
as possible. The sooner you purchase your membership the sooner your
name and address will appear on the membership registry - which is
used to print the mailing labels. All levels of membership (sustaining,
international, associate, and family) are eligible to take part in the poll.
SCA Membership forms can be found online at
Aside: We already have more than enough Members to fulfill
the requirements for principality status. This notice is the fulfillment of
a promise we made to the people of Northern that we would give
them advance warning that the official principality poll was coming --
enough warning so that they could purchase Memberships and
participate in the poll if they wished.
Note: NSCA memberships do not qualify for participation in
this poll.
Do you remember the Principality Opinion Poll we held back
in the spring of XXXIV/2000? (To refresh your memory, see
lot) At the end of the poll, the Crown asked the Northern Principality
Committee to keep the results confidential so that They would be able
to make a careful and considered decision, without the implied
pressure of generally-known poll results.
The Northern Principality Committee is pleased to announce
that we have obtained Their Majesties' permission to publish the results
of that opinion poll.
The essence of our report to the Crown (numbers have been
rounded to the closest full percentage):
The population of Northern is estimated at 1,100 serious
participants, with between 300 and 500 more new people, fringe
players, and children. The poll received 436 responses (40% of the
estimated 1,100 population, an excellent return rate for this type of
poll). 388 (89%) of the respondents want to begin the process to
become a principality. But the eleven percent who disagree raise
significant points which must be addressed.
The SCA Membership of the region is estimated at 325. 205
(63%) Members replied to the poll, with a similar positive response
(91%) toward principality status.
A full copy of our report to the Crown (less individual
comments, but including a comment summary) is available via e-mail
from Erasmus the Traveller (contact information below), or on the
Northern website very soon.
The Crown has commanded that from Clinton War onwards,
the Heavy Champion of the North should assume the duties and
responsibilities, but not the authority or power, of a prince. From now
until we become a fully-fledged principality, the title of Heavy
Champion will be replaced by Guardian of the North.
Additionally, it is the Crown's desire that the Inspiration of the
Lord Guardian of the North take her rightful place beside her lord,
and take on the duties and responsibilities, but not the authority or
power, of a princess. From now until we become a fully-fledged
principality, she shall also carry the title of Guardian of the North.
It is the duty and privilege of the Guardians of the North to
act as a royal focus for the Crown Principality, to establish the lines of
communication between the position of the Coronet of the North and
the Crown of An Tir. Additionally, the Guardians will be asked to
deliver awards given by the Crown, to hold courts, and to perform all
other non-official but public duties that would normally be undertaken
by the Coronet. (They can't make laws, decrees, or policies and they
can't give awards. They can hold courts, travel, report to the Crown,
and carry the Crown's wishes back to the Crown Principality. They
have all the duties, but none of the power.)
The Guardians of the North become permanent members of
the Northern Principality Committee, contributing advice, opinion,
and guidance as needed.
We are fortunate that Hwolf Yarl is currently both Heavy
Champion of the North and a member (the Chair!) of the Northern
Principality Committee. He steps naturally into the role of Lord
Guardian of the North. Joining Hwolf as Lady Guardian of the North
is his lovely lady wife, Zelda of Yorvik. Hwolf and Zelda are expecting
their first child and although Hwolf will be out and about more than
Zelda, she would like you all to know that she will do all she can to
support him in his extra duties and aid in making the North a full
With the additional duties he'll be undertaking as Guardian of
the North, Hwolf has asked the Northern Principality Committee to
select a new Chair. The NPC is pleased to appoint Mistress Elizabeth
Braidwood to that position.
Huzzah for Hwolf Jarl, Scourge of the Crown Principality of
the North, and his Lady Wife Zelda of Jorvik, Guardians of the
Waiting Thrones of the North!
The more hands, hearts, and heads we have working on the
Principality, the finer, grander, and stronger it will be. What can you
do to help?
Officer reporting is considered a major indicator of how ready
we are for advancement. It is CRITICAL that the Crown Principality
officers report fully and on time. If you are a branch officer, it is
CRITICAL that you report to your Crown Principality superior fully
and on time; they can't write their reports if you don't give them
anything to work with. Populace: encourage your branch's officer to
report on time. Offer to compile information, type, mail, or simply
support your officers at reporting time.
Get out and vote in the Name and Device poll. Your seneschal
has a packet with pictures of the proposed devices and a list of the
proposed names. You can also vote online at
http://www.antir-heralds.com/North/poll/. Voting ends at midnight on
Sept. 3rd.
Give your input to the committees. A number of committees
have been formed to deal with a variety of principality issues and tasks.
Contact the appropriate committee with your issues, concerns and
thoughts. See below for a list of committees and contact information.
Attend or host a Crown Principality event. Five Champions is
held each year about June, and last October we had a regional
FUNdraising event in Lions Gate. Eventually we will have to find
room for four principality events a year -- now is the time to practice!
Contact Ljotr Einarsson, Crown Principality Seneschal (address below)
to bid on a principality event.

Erasmus the Traveler (Warren R. Edge)
1283 Park Terrace, Victoria, BC, Canada, V9A 4Z2
250-380-9947 (before 10pm)
Elizabeth Braidwood (Donna Hrynkiw)
4808 214A St., Langley B.C. V3A 9E4
Home: 604-533-8032 (before 10pm) Work: 604-599-2319 (be
donna.hrynkiw@kwantlen.ca (note new address)
Finlaech MacGillandrias (Cameron Ross)
P.O. Box 14, Forest Grove, BC, V0K 1M0
250-397-2151 fax 250-397-2861
Hwolf Einarsson (Keith Unger)
#34 17706 60th Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 1V2
Ljotr Einarsson (Mitch Steck)
1205 25th Ave, Vernon BC V1T 7L5
Meresigha Stonegatta of Witham (pron. MER-sha) (Jackie Lynch)
2814 Franklin, Bellingham Wa 98225
Home: 360-733-0386 (Any time, I just won't answer after 10pm.
Email is best.)
Morgaine Brigantia (Liz Frick)
12388 103A Ave. Surrey, BC. V3V 3G9 **(due to change in Fall
604-588-3558 (No calls after 10pm or Sundays after 9pm)
Zelda of Yorvik (Zelda Unger)
#34 17706 60th Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 1V2


Anthony Hawke (Mike Dowd)
HL James Llewellyn ap Grufydd
#306-55 Bay St., Victoria, BC V9A 6X9
HL Olwen Pen Aur
RR#3 Site 30 C-12, Oliver, B.C.
Lady Delphenea Du Basque
HL Ljotr Einarsson
see above
Cometessa Morgaine Brigatia
see above
Aurora Argentarius


A Letter to The Crown Principality of The North from The
Regalia Committee

Greetings to the people of the Crown Principality of the North!
There are many artisans throughout the Kingdom, and we in this Crown
Principality are blessed with some very gifted people. Our regalia will be
powerful symbols worthy of tremendous respect, and we need the brightest
and best craftspeople to make our future heirlooms. When each royal passes
a piece of regalia to their Heir, it continues a chain that passes hand to
hand from the past into the future. Regalia; the crowns, thrones, and
pageantry symbolizes what we are, and the medieval world that we are trying
to recreate.
It is the desire of this committee to ensure that our Prince and
Princess are arrayed in a splendour that will be the envy of the known
world. For this we need your help.
The first items we need to commission are among the most visible and
important. We need a set of coronets for the Prince and Princess, coronets
for the Heirs, and a set of Thrones. These are our highest priority items,
as we must have these in order to hold an investiture. I have approached
the Baronies about the possibility of one or more of these items being
financed by those branches. But we will still need skilled artisans to
bring the pieces to life.
If you believe that you have the ability to do very high quality work,
are willing to do the research, and have the time to commit, then we invite
you to contact us for an information packet on the thrones or coronets.
These packets will contain the outline of what we want and need in each
piece, and some resource information to help you assemble your bid. Packets
will be available after Friday September 7, 2001. See the contact info at
the bottom of this message, you can have your packet either electronically
or through the mail.
We will want people to head up teams to handle large projects like
guards tunics, banners and cloaks. Some of you have already indicated your
interest, if you haven't done that and would like to, let us know.
We would also like to see group and branch sponsorship of the other
items on the list, so no one person has to bear the brunt of the cost, and
the pleasure of creating regalia can be spread around the Crown
Principality. The best bids for us will be ones which feature qualified
artisans, have financial sponsors for the projects, be it personal, a
household, a guild, shire, etc.
To demonstrate your skill, perhaps you could send us a 'resume' of
your past accomplishments along with pictures to show us your talents. If
your group does not have artisans, we can match you up with someone with
the talent but no funds, so remember this option when considering ways in
which you and your branch can help the Principality.
Here is the list of projects that remain on our wish list.

Coronets for Prince and Princess
Coronets for the Heirs
Great Seal/Signet Ring


Heraldic Cloaks
Throne cushions (have a volunteer for these)
Signet Ring
Boxes for the coronets for the Prince and
Princess (have a volunteer for these)
Boxes for the coronets for the Heirs

Less immediately vital, (but still very nice to have)

Herald's Tabard and/or staff (have a volunteer for Tabard)
Eric poles, ropes and markers.
New champion's regalia
Set of matching tabards for the honour guards
Fighting tabard for Prince/ess
Fighting shield for Prince/ess
War banner/pennant
File box for Royal books and current files
Leather covers for the Books for the Royals
Awards box or roll for necklaces
Table banner or runner cloth for feasts (with arms on it)
A rug and/or runner for in front of the thrones
Kneeling Cushion (this is being organized as a group
project, if you'd like to do your branches' device,
please contact: Her Ladyship Aelana Cordovera
(see below for more information.
Thank you tokens, such as coins, simple jewellry,
for the New Prince and Princess to distribute.

We will know the results of our name and device polling very shortly,
but we won't know if the winning name and device have passed at laurel
level until June of 2002. Until then, it would not be wise to do extensive
regalia work involving the arms of the principality. But there is work
that can be done in preparation for the time when we know our name and
device, and we must use our time wisely. The groundwork can be begun for
projects that will incorporate the device, as well there are pieces that do
not have to bear the arms of the principality, and these can be worked on
For those of you anxious to begin, there is plenty to do! We will need
crafted items for prizes, for raffle baskets for fundraising, tourney
prizes, for things the new Royalty can give away in gift basket exchanges,
(the thing box project). Your own branch may need to refurbish it's own
regalia. Your Banner might be sewn up for the first coronet tourney.
Projects could be done that could later be used to demonstrate your skill
to the bid selection team who will choose who will work on the regalia.
In short- there is time, but the artistic process takes time too- we
need your help and we need to know who you are and what you can do. For
more information on the parameters of the specific pieces, please contact
this committee at :

Cometessa Morgaine Brigantia- chair (moving Oct. 1st. Please look for
updated info after that date, until then phone is 604-588-3558 and e-mail
will stay the same. e-mail is: <morgaine@shaw.ca> (after Oct.1st, please
use HL Aelana
or HL Erasmus as contacts for Morgaine)

HL Aelana Cordovera, CP Arts and Sciences Minister
mka Sharon Burrows
2621 St. George Street, Vancouver, BC. V5T 3R5
(604) 876-9105

HL Erasmus the Traveller
mka Warren R. Edge
1283 Park Terrace, Victoria, BC V9A 4Z2
(250) 380-9947

Mistress Godytha of Whiteraven: <pnrsmith@istar.ca>
Yrsa Kettilsdottir: <cristin-kyndra@home.com>


Upcoming Events in the North

Carrion Dreaming, Sept 14-16, 2001
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 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 -
Rowena Skerlenger (250)747-2720

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.

~~ * ~~

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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St. Giles 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
for the St. Giles Scribal 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.
Catalogues and Information:
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 Reserved"
There will be day food and beverages available during the day for a
small fee. Bring note-taking materials for all classes.
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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War Dog Tourney, Sept 28 - 30, 2001
The Shire of Eisenmarche (Vancouver, BC)

We call forth all fighters for the selection of our new war dogs. For
the past 12 years Lord Artur & Lord Dimitri have rallied the troops of our
shire into battle. This day, our growing Shire searches for a new war dog,
who can lead our fighters with all the courage and spirit of our retiring
Lords, bringing a strong new energy to our war cries. As a special tribute,
Lord Artur wishes to honor his Loyal Man at Arms, Lord Kona. For 15 years,
Lord Kona has done great service in Eisenmarche, the Barony of Lionsgate
and throughout the Kingdom of An Tir. Known for marching into battle,
charming the ladies, entertaining the children, and raising the standard of
an honourable life. Lord Kona is well deserving of all his tributes and our
praises at this, his celebration.
All competitors will face a number of challenges. Competition Rules
will be given on site.
For non fighters we will be holding a children's bardic, a ladies tea,
a Shire Inspiration, and a Potluck Supper in the great hall, bardic to
follow after.
There will also be a SPCA Collection. See the website for more
details on the above.
Site opens at 5.00pm Friday and closes at 5.00pm Sunday
Site Fees: adult $10.00 wknd, $5.00 day; children $3.00;
under 5 free; family max $20.00 wknd, $12.00 day
Site rules can be found on the website, or from the autocrats
Take the Lougheed Hwy.
>From Vancouver going east or Mission going west, Site is between Mission &
>Ruskin, Watch for SCA signs at Nelson St., Go up past golf course & sports
>center, Keep going up hill around a bunch of corners don't turn off just
>keep going up the road until site; Signs will be posted
Lord Artur of the two axes/ John Bennet (604) 241-8282
Lady Rhiannon ap Gwynned/ Sue Davis (604) 594-0547

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Important Announcement About Golden Swan!

For anyone interested in the Tournament of the Golden Swan, there is a
webpage set up at www.geocities.com/olwenpenaur/Golden_Swan.html
This has links to a list of categories, judging criteria, and an
application form. I plan to have a FAQ up soon.
For information on this year's Golden Swan event, go to my Unofficial
Appledore Events page at
http://www.geocities.com/olwenpenaur/Appledore_Events.html (yep, that
would be Appledore_Events).
FYI, there's a page listing motels and campgrounds in the Oliver area
linked to events pages. The list is fine and up to date, and the link back
to the Golden Swan page works fine, but the link back to the Appledore
Events page doesn't. Use the Back button on your browser, or go to the
Golden Swan page and then to the Appledore Events page. I know what went
wrong, I just need the time to go back and fix it. *SIGH*
For those who lack Web access, information on Golden Swan can also be
mailed. Contact me for information.

Yours in Service,
HL Olwen Pen Aur

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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 more information.
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
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
Racing Camel fee: 1 dirham

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Grand Ithra, Oct 13-14th, 2001
Shittimwoode (Bellingham, WA)

The University of Ithra, Madrone campus is delighted to present a
Grand Ithra on October 13-14th, 2001 in Shittimwoode. Site is the Western
Washington University Campus.
Classes as of this writing include many of the core requirements
needed for those elusive Ithra degrees as well as a wide assortment of
classes guaranteed to satisfy the newcomer as well as the more jaded. Lots
of hands-on arts and sciences are planned as well as fighting classes,
dance, music, philosophy and history. See the catalog for more details on
what promises to be a large and very diverse session!
As with all Ithra sessions, PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Ithra classes
tend to fill up quickly, so be sure and sign up early for best selection.
Registration deadline is October 7th.
Catalogs are available from the Chancellor Maitresse Anne-Marie
d'Ailleurs (4225 3rd Ave. NW, Seattle, WA, 98107, or (206)706-0749, no
calls after 9:30 PM please, or acrouss@gte.net), as well as the registrar
Her Ladyship Helene de Navarre, 3613 W. Rusley Dr., Bellingham, WA 98225;
hdenavarre@qwest.net, or (360) 676-5214, no calls after 9pm please).
We are also working on providing on-line registration?. Check
it out at www.liripipe.com/sca/ithra. (Catalogues may also be available
from Her Excellency, Baroness Amanda)

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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 catalogs 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:
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: <meroudatrue@home.com>
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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12th Night, Jan. 11-13, 2002
Barony of Madrone (Seattle, WA)

Twenty-one years ago this coming January, An Tir became a kingdom in
its own right. Come celebrate this momentous occasion with the Barony that
brought you the first official Kingdom of An Tir Coronation, the Barony of
This is not your father's Twelfth Night. Celebrations this year will
include midnight movie showings, classes on a variety of topics, and the An
Tir Gong Show (featuring a panel of celebrity judges). Due to great demand,
we have also arranged for a large hospitality room (with seating for about
200) so that people can socialize freely.
Hotel reservations and pre-registration for the event have already
started. Please note event pre-registration does not reserve a hotel room
for you, and hotel registration does not pre-register you for the event.
Pre-registration will not be valid until payment is received.
Information regarding hotel reservations, merchant registration,
pre-registration, and activities and scheduling can be found on the Twelfth
Night home page (above).
If you wish to reserve space for a meeting or other activity, please
contact the autocrat at celyn@drizzle.com

Pre-registration information:
Pre-registration payments should be mailed to: 12th Night 2002 Staff,
c/o Barony of Madrone, SCA, PO Box 1715 Seattle, WA 98111-1715. Make check
or money order out to Barony of Madrone, SCA Inc.

Site fees are as follows:
Members $12 (ages 16+), $6 (ages 6-15), free (under 6), family cap
of $38 per legally related family
Non-members $15 (ages 16+), $9 (ages 6-15), free (under
6), family cap of $48 per legally related family

Hotel Information:
SeaTac Airport DoubleTree Hotel, 18740 Pacific Highway South, Seattle,
WA 98188 (206)246-8600
Room rates per night are as follows: Singles: $92, Doubles: $92,
Triples: $102, Quads: $112
Room rates do not include state and local taxes (12.4%) or a daily
charge for parking (expected to be $8).
Rooms may be reserved until December 11, 2001, by contacting the hotel
directly at 206-246-8600 or through the DoubleTree Web site at
http://www.doubletree.com. Room reservations may also be made via the
DoubleTree's toll free number 1-800-222-TREE. When you make your
reservation, please request the group rate for the Society for Creative

Event staff:
Autocrat: Senhora Ester Mendes; 635 N. Anderson, Tacoma, WA 98406;
253-383-2518; celyn@drizzle.com
Co-Autocrat and Hotel Liaison: Se?or Ramon Diaz de la Vega;
Merchant Coordinator: Lady Pegleg; (253) 383-3905; Peg@ladypegleg.com
Class Coordinator: Se?ora In&Mac173;s de Santangel; 253-835-9096;

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Announcement for 12th Night, AS XXXVI in Madrone

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

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>.

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12th Night Scribal Backlog Burndown Contest

This 12th Night the Scribes office is sponsorring a contest for
original award scrolls that have been completed since last 12th Night. The
intent of the contest it to reduce the Kingdom Scribe's scroll backlog so
please contact Sable Sable/Companion Celdae for an assignment at
naiad@axion.net or check the Crier for additional contact info under the
Heralds' listings.
Categories are: Best Calligraphy, Best Novice effort (one of the
scribe's first four original scrolls), Heralds' Choice (best use of
heraldry on the scroll), and Populace choice.
Information to be provided by entrant: their name and contact
information, the calligrapher's name and contact information if different,
their experience levels, documentation for heraldry used on the scroll
(registered - what and to whom), any documentation for the style of
illumination/calligraphy and what award the scroll is for (Kingdom or
sub-branch award - the heraldry category is sponsored by the herald's
office and is open to all scrolls using heraldry). Please bring the
scroll in something which can be used to display it (temporary frame). If
room permits they will be displayed on tables, though they might need to be


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


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 Cai Mor (Kitimat, BC)
Seneschal: Lord Tadc OhAolain (250) 639-9301 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
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
Shire of Ravensweir (Quesnel & Williams Lake,BC)
Seneschal: Rowan (250) 992-7265
Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, BC)
Seneschal: HL Brokkr Aricsson (250) 727-7855
Shire of Shittimwoode (Bellingham - Whatcom CO., WA)
Seneschal: Godith d'Arcy of Goosefoot Mead (360) 398-2778
College of St. Giles (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

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