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  {===========}         #64 October, AS XXXVI (2001 CE)

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 Chronicler. Subscriptions are $1/yr.
Permission is granted to forward a single copy to any given individual once only as a sample. Any other distribution is theft and harms the Principality.
- Event Calendar
- By The Light of A Northern Star
- From The Crown Principality Exchequer
- From The Crown Principality Herald
- From The Crown Principality Constable
- From The Kingdom Scribe
- Principality Committee Bulletin
- Results Of The Name And Device Poll
- New Regalia Committee Member
- The Waiting Thrones
- Membership Concerns
- From The Regalia Committee
- Access For Everyone
- September Crown Recollections
- 12th Night Scribal Backlog Burndown Contest
- Upcoming Events in the North
- Compendium of Resources
- Crown Principality Officers
- Branches of The Crown Principality of The North

Event Calendar

5-8 Golden Swan - Appledore - Oliver, BC
6 Palmyra Camel Races - Cragmere - Campbell River, BC
6 Baronial Fund Raiser - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
13-14 Ithra - Shittimwood - Bellingham, WA
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, BC
17-18 Grand Ithra - St. Giles - Victora, BC
24 Feast of St. Catherines - Eisenmarche - Coquitlam, BC

1 Yule Revel - Seagirt - Victoria, 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
26 Norse Althing - Cragmere - Campbell River, BC

2 Day of Dance - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
16 Lovers Revel - Eisenmarche - Coquitlam, BC

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

APRIL, 2002
13 Cardinal's Birthday Banquet - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
20 Sir Edward's Mem. Tourney - Shittimwoode - Bellinghame, WA

MAY, 2002
4 May Bardic - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC

By The Light of A Northern Star....

By the time the next issue of The Sentinel comes out, another series of Quarterly Reports will have gone out from the branch officers, and the CP Officers will be busy putting together our Quarterlies so the Kingdom Officers will know what's happening up here.
I can't stress enough how important it is that the branch officers send these quarterly reports in. This is the only way in which The Kingdom Officer responsible for that particular area of interest can know what is really going on. Even if it is just to note that there is nothing of any great importance happening This is as an important a report as one saying that your entire branch is in an uproar over something! Knowing that things are going smoothly allows a superior officer to relax a little and turn their attention to something more important than wondering where a report is.....
This holds true for notification of office changes. Some branches and/or offices seem to turn over about four or five times a year. It is very disconcerting for us, the Crown Principality Officers, to have our Kingdom superior come back and ask us to confirm that such-and-such a branch's officer is now so-and-so, when last you heard, it was Lord Whosit.
Yes, this is another column about communication. Seems to be a favourite of mine, doesn't it? Well, there's a few reasons for it.
The CP Officers now have a greater amount of authority to go along with the responsibilities, and this will only become more so once we reach full Principality status. A t that time, it will be us that will be putting forth a lot of the warrants that list you as an officer. And if our information is incorrect, then the person who may actually be doing the job of the officer particularly in the case of branch seneschals will not have the authority to actually do many of the things that is expected of them. This hurts the Principality as much as it hurts the branch.
So, it is just as important that we know about officer changes as it is that we know when you have a problem. And we have to be able to confirm this with our Kingdom superiors. Because they will ask us about it.
And we'll look pretty damned silly when we stand ther with the look of a pole-axed fighter when we say, "Who? What?"
So this is important for everyone who is even thinking of taking on a position within your branch make sure that you tell your CP superior as well as the Kingdom Officer. Send us a copy of your change of job forms and proof of membership. We keep lists of you all so that when we are told to contact all the <office>, we can do that and know that the information which may be very important indeed has gotten to the right people.
So send in those Quarterly Reports, even if it just to say, "Yeah, I'm alive, and it's very very quiet around here." And branch seneschals should know that if a particular office is not being filled, a quick note to the CP Officer in charge that says, "we don't have that office, and nothing is going on regarding it" is reassuring too.
When we have that "warm fuzzy" feeling in our tummies, it makes for "warm fuzzies" in the Kingdom Officers. And when they're happy, the rest of us can relax and get on with the more important things in our "official capacities."
Like figuring out who we can con....er.... convince to take over the position when WE step down.....
Erasmus the Traveller, GdS.

From The Crown Principality Exchequer

I am Mikhail Kurganovic, Exchequer for the Crown Principality of the North. I know I haven't been heard from much, but I have been quietly working behind the scenes. Two major pieces of info I would like to tell you about now:
1) I would like to announce That I have taken a Deputy, HL Eriu of Tlachga, who has been helping me greatly with the Next project.
2) We have been working on, and are waiting for final approval of new and greatly simplified CANADIAN income reporting forms. These form will greatly simplify reporting of event income and branch expenses, will stream line reporting to the government. Pending final approval I will have these forms out for the final reporting period this year!

In Service to the Dream
Mikhail Kurganovic
Exchequer for the Crown Principality of the North

From The Crown Principality Marshal

Tourney season is starting to slow down now, and after all the summers fighting I'm sure there is a lot of armour that needs repair. It seems to me that there is a woeful lack of knowledge when it comes to armour and weapon rules. An important item that should be in all fighters possession should be the Society Marshals Handbook. These are the rules of the game folks and you should at least have read it and should have a copy. One area that seems to confuse a lot of people is trusting tips. There should be an inch of compression and they should be clearly marked.
For all those branch marshals out there. The next report is due Nov.1st. Please get a report to me.
Sir Griffin,
Principality Marshal, The North

From The Crown Principality Herald

This month last month has seen the closing of the Crown Principality name and device poll. All the niggly little details have now been worked out and the official announcement of the results has been made. The submission of the resultant name and device to the College of Heralds will occur as soon as a few last minute wrinkles are ironed out.
Now that the polling process is finished, I find that I can turn my attention to other matters. The first and most pressing matter is my need for a deputy. I need someone who is able to take up my duties on a last minute basis should something drastic happen in my life that keeps me from performing the office for a time. I do not request that applicants for the position have held a herald's position for many years, but I do request that applicants have some experience in the field of heraldry in general and SCA heraldry in particular. (Yes, there is a bit of a difference.) I will undertake to train the chosen individual in any areas necessary. Interested parties please submit to me both SCA and mundane resumes before November 15th. The decision of who becomes deputy will be made shortly after that, with the results announced on the Northern Road and in this newsletter.
On to other matters. Last month I asked for those individuals who have registered devices to send me a picture (in whichever format is convenient... except CorelDraw files, which my computer really hates) or a blazon so that I may begin the process of putting together an armorial for our Crown Principality. Since I have received no response, I am asking again. If you have a registered device, please send me an image of it as you draw it so that the device that is placed beside the name is the same as the one that you display. Be advised that the device that I might draw from a blazon would not necessarily be the same as the one that you display. This is why I am asking for your input. As I wish to do the armorial/Order of Precedence up in book form for presentation to Their Highnesses (when they are crowned), I really need to get started on this. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
I encourage all the branch heralds of our Crown Principality to begin commenting on the Internal Letter of Intent (the monthly publication of the recent name and device submissions to the An Tir College of Heralds). As a commenter, you receive the letter free of charge. It is an excellent way to become proficient in the process of conflict checking, as well as becoming really familiar with the Rules for Submission and the Administrative Handbook (as well as the Laurel Precedents and other governing documents of the College of Heralds). You do not need to be a terrifically experienced herald to comment on the Internal Letter. I cannot stress this enough! Yes, it is a crash course in conflict checking, but it is also an incredible learning tool. Consider it.
A reminder to all branch heralds; your quarterly reports are due on November 1st. Please be prompt in your reporting. The better reporting record we have, the better it looks to our Kingdom superiors. Thank you.
Li Ban ingen Echtigeirn MacNessa
Crown Principality Herald

From The Crown Principality Constable

I would like all Constables in the Crown Principality of the North to be aware that we still exist. I want to see the Shires and Baronies continue to support the office. There will be changes occuring in January which will bring the constabulary back to what it was. This is not the time to be shy and slip into the shadows. I need to know who will be working with me now and after January. Contrary to what some may think, especially after seeing no constables listed in the Crier last month, we still have a Kingdom Constable. Sir Nicholas is still the head of our organization. Although I am not listed in the Crier, I am still your CP Constable. I have just had a difficult time getting myself listed. My contact info is listed in this publication. Note that I have changed my SCA name to Lord Khaidu. I have been developing a Mongolian persona now for over 10 years and think it is time to bring my name in-line with my direction of study. I hope it will not confuse too many of you.
Also I would like to introduce Duncan Darroch of Ramsgaard as my Contingency Deputy. I chose him at Clinton War this year. If you hear from him, it is probably because I have asked him to help me with a project. Please afford him all courtesies as is warranted. If you have any challenges with him, let me know.
Although the next time official reports are due is November 1st, I would like to hear from any and all of you to see how your doing. No formal report needed, just an informal email to let me know what's happening in your area. If you have an event coming up soon or you just finished with one, also let me know how it went or what you expect at your event.
In Service to the Crown Principality of the North,
Lord Khaidu aka Valdar Galdrasmid
Constable of the North

From The Kingdom Scribe

When you were given your award, you were called up in court and most likely given a charter. A charter is a preprinted text with hand painted illumination, signed and sealed by the royalty, with your name, the award and the date on it.
A scroll has the same information but may also have your arms (blazon, emblazon) on it and be done in the period, country and style to which your persona belongs. You can commission a scroll through the Kingdom Scribe's office but you must contact me and get your name put on the list for any awards for which you want a scroll.
If you want a charter (there are no charters but only scrolls for peerages) then you can contact my deputies in charge of charters, HL Penelope Violett and Duchess Hlutwige.
Deputy in charge of Charters HL Penelope Viollet (Penny Fritts), 534 NE Joy St., Camas, WA 98607
penelopeviollet@yahoo.com Send checks for $2 shipping to Penny Fritts.
For either a charter or a scroll we need your name, the award, when it was given and who the royalty were. The more information we have the better. A charter can be given relatively quickly. A scroll will take a few years because we have a backlog. We are beginning to do names that were given in 1999. If you're not sure if your name is on the list, or if you have any questions, contact me.
Companion Celdae the Seeker
Sable Sable An Tir, Kingdom Scribe

Northern Principality Committee Bulletin #13

IMPORTANT: Please do _not_ use these results for any formal Crown Principality Regalia work. Both the name and device have yet to go through the formal heraldic registration process, and this could take many months. It would be terrible if a change had to be made to the device and a project with many hours of work in it was suddenly inaccurate. Also: only the Prince and Princess can wear and display the arms of the soon-to-be principality. Feel free to continue to use and display the populace badge in your projects.
Backup Name: Tir Rioga
DEVICE RESULTS: Azure, on a saltire between four mullets of eight points argent a laurel wreath azure.
Backup Device: Per pale Or and sable, in pale a laurel wreath and sealion counterchanged maintaining in dexter paw a vallary crown gules.
(See these at: http://www.kwantlen.bc.ca/~donna/sca/principality/devices/device1.gif and .../device2.gif)
(We're also submitting the back-ups, in case there is a problem with our first choices.)
We would like to thank everyone who voted in this poll. Thirty percent of the (approximately) 1200 active participants in the Crown Principality voted. The actual vote totals, statistics and such other information will be available shortly, when the Name & Device SubCommittee table their Final Report sometime later this month.

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We are pleased to welcome Don Diarmuid de Rosas to the Regalia Committee. Don Diarmuid is in charge of organizing the champions' regalia, cataloguing and adding to the existing regalia.
Don Diarmuid's contact information wasn't available at the time we sent this out. As soon as we get it, we'll share it.

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The Circlets of the Heirs are awaiting creation; these magical items already exist in somebody's imagination, and I want you to help me find them! We need bids for both sets of Coronets, for Heirs and Royals, and the thrones. Bids close for these items October 31st. Please send us such great ideas that we have a hard time choosing!
We have many projects we'd like to award commissions for! We would like your household, your branch, your guild or just you to show off your talents and create the regalia for the new Prince and Princess and all the court! We need banners and cloaks, guard's tunics, a Royal pavilion, and so much more. If you are an excellent artisan, or know one, please contact us!
Cometessa Morgaine's contact information is now: 14942 92A Ave. Surrey, BC. V3R 7A5. 604-588-3558, <morgaine@shaw.ca>

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As reported in the last NPC Bulletin, the Formal Poll will be happening very, VERY soon. In order to assure that you will be able to voice your opinion on this very important question, it is strongly urged that you do not delay in purchasing your SCA Membership.
It takes approximately two months for your name to be added to the Kingdom mailing list, which is where the names of those eligible to vote come from.
Do not wait; get your membership in ***NOW***.
It is estimated that the Formal Polling could commence within
three months. Note the words; not "in" three months, but "within" three months. We want as many people's response on this poll as possible -- all that has gone before means nothing if you don't make yourselves heard.

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Guardians of the North: Hwolf Einarsson and Zelda of Yorvik (Keith and Zelda Unger)
#34 17706 60th Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 1V2, the_rogue@imag.net

Erasmus the Traveler (Warren R. Edge)
1283 Park Terrace, Victoria, BC, Canada, V9A 4Z2
250-380-9947 (before 10pm),travlr@pacificcoast.net

Elizabeth Braidwood (Donna Hrynkiw) NPC COMMITTEE CHAIR 4808 214A St., Langley B.C. V3A 9E4,Home: 604-533-8032 (before 10pm) Work: 604-599-2319 (be brief) 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 finlaech@bcinternet.net

Ljotr Einarsson (Mitch Steck) 1205 25th Ave, Vernon BC V1T 7L5
250-542-6988, ljotr@home.com

Margaree ny Kenneth (Veronica Vander Heiden)
#16 - 478 Culduthel Road, Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1G1
250-380-6873, vvh@home.com

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 2001), 604-588-3558 (No calls after 10pm or Sundays after 9pm) darius@dccnet.com **(changing soon)


CALENDAR - Anthony Hawke (Mike Dowd)
250-382-2972, anthony.hawke@shaw.ca

CEREMONIAL - James Llewellyn ap Grufydd
#306-55 Bay St., Victoria, BC V9A 6X9
250-381-9012 jamesllewellyn@home.com

RR#3 Site 30 C-12, Oliver, B.C.
250-498-3084, jturner@img.net

FUNDRAISING - Delphenea Du Basque
604-936-9307, damselflyis@blackvault.com

LAWS - Ljotr Einarsson
see above

REGALIA - Morgaine Brigatia
see above

HISTORY - Aurora Argentarius (Dawn Silver)
4771 - 199a St. Langley, B.C. V3A 6J5
604-532-1932 I am never home so email is best!

From The Regalia Committee

It is with pleasure I have accepted a position on the regalia committee, with the specific portfolio of coordinating the regalia for the five champions of our great land.
To this end, in the near future I will be getting in touch with each of the current champions and/or their inspirations to inventory the existing regalia, and discuss what they would like to see added or changed. I would also welcome any suggestions from other members
of the populace
Of course, like the committee as a whole, I am seeking expressions of interest from those who would like to create new regalia for our champions. This is your chance to be a part of history! To have your name forever associated with objects that our people will revere as near-sacred, for years down the road of our future.
A list of needed items will be forthcoming once I have a better idea what we already have, but one item begs our immediate attention. Our heavy champion's tabard, while a beautiful work in its own right, is based on a device which never passed (in one of our previous principality bids). We need something new based on the device which has passed - our northern star populace badge. I invite any interested individuals or groups to contact me directly via phone or email.
In service to the North,
Don Diarmuid de Rosas (mka Sean Irwin)
Rapier Champion
Champions' Regalia Coordinator, 604-591-1818

Access For Everyone

I have been granted the task of researching the development of a new office in the Kingdom. This would be a contact person for people in An Tir with disabilities. They would coordinate with autocrats to help make sites accessible to everyone. Also be a point of contact for anyone with special needs, or disabilities to arrange accommodations for their disability. This would be a resource for the information needed to allow every one to share in the dream, without the barriers a disability can cause.
To this end I ask the help of the populace. I would like to have anyone contact me with ideas, or ways the Kingdom can better serve their differently able populace. I would really love to hear from people with special needs or disabilities, parents of children with special needs, and any one that has an interest in this area.
Input from people with experience working with accessibility and access issues would also be a great help. The more input I have the better, especially from people that have any type of disability, please let me know what can be improved in the Kingdom to assist with your needs.
Please contact me at: annemary_quinn@hotmail .com directly. Please also pass this message along and feel free to forward it to any and all lists in the Kingdom.
The goal here is to make events and functions in our Kingdom accessible and enjoyable for every person that participates. And by having access more people can and will participate.
If you have any questions or would like to help on this project please contact me at the above address.
In Service,
Lady Anne Mary Quinn

September Crown Recollections

(An abridged version of Sir Hathawulf Spearbreaker's post to The Steps of The Cathedral, 3 Sep, 2001)

An Tir's Crown tournament had approximately 98 fighters turn out to participate. The fighters processed in with their consorts and supporters then took the contestants oath. These fighters were divided into 8 erics by order of Precedence. Every Field contained about 4 Knights with 11 to 12 fighters total.
Each eric then held a round robin tournament. The top 2 victors out of each eric advanced to the 2nd level of Crown.
These 16 fighters gathered their consorts together and processed in again for all to see. Their consorts took their place with the Queen upon a small hill overlooking the eric. The 16 fighters lined up 8 on each side of the eric, in order of precedence.
This would be a Single Elimination tournament. All the contestants were stood in ready for combat. The lowest in precedence would walk forward and challenge someone from the High Side and
they would fight right then. The winner moves to the victor's side and the loser leaves. Then the next lowest would do the same until all combatants had fought and won or left
[In the end, it came down to Theign Wilam and Sir Oak]
The rest of the day, though the night, and into the next morning, both Theign William and Sir Oak would talk with the fighters that fought in those list that first day. Fighters would talk amongst themselves. The topic of who to fight for was on the lips of many that evening. The decision was a tough one for most. Each fighter had taken their shields that hung that day on the crown boards. When they decided, they would give their board to that Prince they chose to support. Who would gather the larger force?
The second day of fighting began and the sides were.... dead even. 42 fighters on each side (not all were ready to fight that next day).
The banner of An Tir fluttered in the middle of the field. The two Princes were attempting to gather the accoutrements that belonged to the Prince Heir of An Tir. The sides arrayed across the open field for the first battle. The two sides advanced and the slow engagement began. After several minutes of intense hard combat, Prince William's forces forged a breach and began to roll the right flank of Prince Oak's forces and quickly thereafter the fighting was over. Prince William's forces won the first battle and Prince William was able to claim and hoist the banner of An Tir within his forces.
Prince Oak regrouped his forces and pressed to reach the next symbol of the Heir Prince... The hammer. But it lay embedded in a rock in the middle of a shallow river. It was lost when the bridge collapsed as the hammer was being transported across. The river would be easy enough for the mounted to cross, but the foot soldiers would be nearly hip deep in water and the crossing would be slow. Prince Oak made the river but found that Prince William had gathered his troops and was opposing him across the hammer and river. Sir Fiach attempted to pull the hammer out. He claimed to be a Prince of Ireland, but the hammer would not budge for him. He aborted his attempt to pull the hammer when William's forces sallied a couple of lancers. It must be Prince of An Tir that could free the hammer.
As the battle engaged, the mounted forces of both sides entered the river to feel out the opposing side, but the foot soldiers remained on the shore hoping the other side would attempt to cross against the odds. The two groups of Peers, Royal Peers, and Landed Barons faced off in the center and would lunge and retreat in the attempt to gain the advantage. Finally, a few key points fell and Prince Williams forces pressed forward. His foot soldiers entered the river and began to press forward to reach the other side. Prince Oak's forces made them pay. The dead littered the river and the living panted in exhaustion. But then a break through of William's left flank made the river's edge and the foot soldiers poured up and onto the bank and eventually defeated Prince Oak's men. Prince William entered the river and surrounded by his troops pulled hammer from it's lost place in the river.
Prince Oak's men were not finished in their vigour to press his claim to the throne. They tracked down Prince William's forces upon a plain of lush green grass, just next to the river. If they could just vanquish William, then they could get one of those artifacts of the Prince for their own leader. They charged with a fearsome cry and enveloped both flanks of William's forces to get to the pretender Prince. But the Prince was not there and as their forces lay waste to William's rear Prince Oak came under intense attack. The flank forces pulled off some of the troops to help and when William was found, the attackers who did not fall to the hammer of William, fell to the hammer of Duke Tjorkill. The attacks upon William kept coming from all angles, but then a cry arose. Prince Oak was dead! At the news, the claim could no longer be pressed and the troops retired to attend their brethren.
William received the last accoutrement... The circlet of the
Crown Prince of An Tir

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 hung.

Upcoming Events in the North

Golden Swan Tournament, October 5-8, 2001
Appledore (Oliver, BC)

For anyone interested in the Tournament of the Golden Swan, there is a webpage set up (see above). This has links to a list of categories, judging criteria, and an application form. I plan to have a FAQ up soon.
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*

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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 <magpye@canada.com>.
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 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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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 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 class list for more details on what promises to be a large and very diverse session!
Over a dozen tracts of classes are planned, so there's bound to be something for everyone! If the plethora of classes are not enough for you, we'll also be holding Costumers Guild Trials on site. Contact Aelana Cordovera (mka Sharon Burrows, 604-876-9105) for more information.
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.
Catalogues 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).

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Freeze Off, Oct. 20, 2001
Shire of Ramsgaard (Kamloops BC)

The Shire of Ramsgaard is pleased to invite one and all to their annual event. As always we will have silly weapons tourneys for Heavy and Rapier, and this year will add "How Far Can You Launch An Egg" (mini catapults anyone?) Use period technology, on an egg scale to launch the better part of an egg, prizes for farthest and most accurate).
A & S will also offer a best Scroll contest for Calligraphy & Illumination (A sroll, new or old, prizes will be given for best calligraphy, best illumination, and overall scroll). As well we will have a bardic competition (prizes for best period peice, contemporary SCA peice, and overall perfomance) and various Pied Piper activities.
Our feast will be a fantastic assortment of foods served in a beautiful hall, with a professional choir singing 12th century tunes. With an atmosphere like this you'll wish you could stay forever.... we would like to invite one and all.
SITE INFO: The site is the Pavilion Theater in downtown Kamloops (1025 Lorne St. (250) 372-3216). Site opens at 9:30 am and closes 2am
SITE FEE: $6 Adults, $3 Children under 15; $15 modern family cap (max. 2 Adults). Feast: $12 adults ($10 SCA members) $6 children 12 and under ($15 for feast & site fees if paid by Oct. 15th) -any food allergy concerns please contact the autocrat before hand.
Wet Site-all alcohol must be purchased on-site- all B.C. liquor laws strictly enforced.
DIRECTIONS: From Hwy 97 south or TransCanada Hwy 1, take exit #374 (to Jasper) Turn left at Mount Paul Industrial Park (Mt. Paul Way) cross the bridge, turn left on Lorne St. Drive straight the theatre is at the end of the road.
From Yellowhead Hwy #5 turn right at Mount Paul Industrial Park (Mt. Paul Way) cross the bridge, turn left on Lorne St. Drive straight the theatre is at the end of the road.
AUTOCRAT: Wren (Jenna Dittrich 525 Huxley Pl, Kamloops, B.C. V2B 5E6 (250)554-1060) wrenshenna@hotmail.com

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Baronial Banquet, Oct. 20, 2001
Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver BC)

The Barony of Lions Gate will be hosting its 26th Annual Baronial Banquet on Saturday, October 20 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Vancouver, BC. The hall opens at noon for games and
dancing. Banquet seating is at 5pm.
The Head Cook is Her Ladyship Isobel fitz Gilbert. The Hall Steward is Baroness Padraigin O'Bhuadhiag.
There are 156 seats for the Banquet - and 80 tickets are already sold or reserved.
There are 100 off-board tickets will be sold after the Banquet seats are sold. If you have food allergies or are a vegetarian, an Off-board ticket is available immediately. An off-board ticket means you don't partake of the banquet food - you have a place to sit and can join in the socializing.
Banquet tickets are $25, Off-board Ticket are $10. All tickets must be paid in advance; the deadline for payment is Saturday, October 13th. Should there be a waiting list at that time, any unpaid tickets would be released to those on the waiting list.
For tickets please contact Lady Elena de Maisnilwarin at (604) 430-8208 or via email at <emcmillan@tsi.bc.ca>. Please indicate your mundane name, your SCA name, the number of tickets you require and a telephone number at which you can be reached.

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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: <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: <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.>

Directions to the site:
>From North of Seattle: I-5 to the S. 188th St. exit, exit number 152, towards Orillia Road. Keep right at the fork on the ramp and merge onto S. 188th St. At the junction of S. 188th street and Hwy 99/Int'l Blvd., turn right. The Double Tree Inn is on the corner of S. 188th street and Hwy 99/Int'l Blvd.
>From South of Seattle: I-5 to the Military Road exit, exit number 151, towards S. 200th street. Turn left onto Military Road. Turn left again onto S. 200th street. Turn right onto Hwy 99/International Blvd. The Double Tree Inn is on the corner of S. 188th street and Hwy 99/Int'l Blvd.
>From West of Seattle: I-509 south to the Des Moines, S. 188th street. Exit. Follow the exit onto 188th street. At the junction of S. 188th street and Hwy 99/Int'l Blvd., turn left onto Hwy 99/Int'l Blvd. The Double Tree Inn is on the corner of S. 188th street and Hwy 99/Int'l Blvd.
>From East of Seattle: I-90 to Seattle. Take the I-5 Portland exit off of I-90. I-5 to the S. 188th St. exit, exit number 152, towards Orillia Road. Keep right at the fork on the ramp and merge onto S. 188th St. At the junction of S. 188th street and Hwy 99/Int'l Blvd., turn right. The Double Tree Inn is on the corner of S. 188th street and Hwy 99/Int'l Blvd.
>From the Ferry Terminal: Best route to I-5 and follow directions for "From North of Seattle".

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Sing For Your Supper, Nov. 17, 2001
Incipient Shire of Cai Mor (Kitimat, BC)

We invite you to come and join with us to raise your voices in song and story for the third annual "Sing for your Supper" potluck feast at the United Church, 1180 Kingfisher, Kitimat, BC. Doors open at 4 pm, dinner starts at 6:30 pm. This is at a DRY site.
This is a participation bardic event. The way it is designed to work is to encourage people to get up and entertain us all. This is a potluck, so each person bring enough to feed 6 people. There is also a $2.00 site fee. Here comes the encouragement part. IF you perform for us, entertain us, make us laugh or cry, your site fee remains at the pittance of $2.00. HOWEVER if you do not want to perform, the site fees are as follows :
Children 6 and under - no site fee.
Children 7 to 11 - $4.00
Youths 12 to 16 - $8.00
Adults 17 & over - $12.00
Please Note: Groups of entertainers are more than welcome. Children will be asked to perform as a group singing "Ring Around the Rosie" so please try to teach your wee ones the words. If your child wants to perform something else, by all means, we encourage them and look forward to it.
DIRECTIONS: Make your best way to Prince George. Turn onto Highway 16 West. Drive for a long time (approximately 7 hours) J. At the Terrace weigh scales (intersection of Highways 16 & 37) turn left onto Highway 37. Drive for another 45 minutes or so. You have now reached Kitimat. J Go across the bridge, up the hill, past the cemetery, past the apartments (if you go down a big hill, you've gone too far...), turn right onto Kingfisher right after you pass the fire hall (3rd right after passing the cemetery) and left into unloading zone in front of church. The church is a big A-frame building with big multi-coloured windows on the corner of Kingfisher and Albatross, right across from the Tony's Corner Store in Nechako Center. Parking is across the road at Nechako Center.
For further information contact the Autocrat: Aldgudana Gunnarsdottir at liban@yellowhead16.net, (250) 632-6169

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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 Madrone.
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 (see 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 Anachronism.

Event staff:
Autocrat: Senhora Ester Mendes; 635 N. Anderson, Tacoma, WA 98406; 253-383-2518; celyn@drizzle.com
Co-Autocrat and Hotel Liaison: Senor Ramon Diaz de la Vega; jgreywolf@xcentric.net
Merchant Coordinator: Lady Pegleg; (253) 383-3905; Peg@ladypegleg.com
Class Coordinator: Senhora InÇs de Santangel; 253-835-9096; ladydeirdre@earthlink.net

Because I Can.....

Forwarded to me by one of my fellow Chroniclers here in The
North. Thanks, Stephen. If anyone knows who actually wrote it
they deserve a lot.

Stages of New

When I walked into the building new and unknown I knew I
was a newcomer.

When I asked 43 questions in one email I knew I was a

When I put my tunic on backwards I knew I was a newcomer.

When I went to troll and they asked my name I knew I was a

When I got lost in court I knew I was a newcomer.

When I asked why I was bowing to an empty chair I knew I
was a newcomer.

When I put on my armour I felt like a newcomer.

When I taught my fist class I felt like a newcomer.

When I gave the tour to other newbies I felt like a newcomer.

When I won the Shire Championship I felt like a newcomer.

When I told stories to the king I felt like a newcomer.

When I fought a Don I REALLY felt like newcomer.

When I got my AoA I felt like a newcomer.

When I became an officer for my group I felt like a newcomer.

Then I understood:

As long as I faced new challenges I would feel like a

As long as I made new friends I would feel like a newcomer

As long as I enjoyed the act of discovery I would feel like a

As long as there were new challenges, new people, new places,
and new things to try, I would feel like a newcomer.

Hi I'm a not so new Newcomer, let me show you around.

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, 206.935.6453

The Crown Prince & Princess of An Tir
Wilam and Siobhan (Don and Aleida Wittmayer)
7345 NE River Rd. Keizer, OR 97303
503.393.4538 (No calls after 9:30pm)

Scourge Of The North (Heavy Champion)
Guardians of The Waiting Thrones
Jarl Sir Hwolf Einarsson and Zelda of Yorvik
#34 17706 60th Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 1V2, the_rogue@imag.net

Skewer Of The North Scorer Of The North
(Rapier Champion) (Archery Champion)
Don Diarmuid de Rosas Eamon Ryan

Scholar Of The North Skald Of The North
(Arts & Sciences) (Bardic Champion)
HL Thorin Olafsson Anya Rozverdo

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 Khaidu (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 Mangledwords (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: HL James Llewellyn ap Gruffyd (250) 995-8526
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
Canton of Lionsdale (Abbotsford & Chilliwack, BC)
Seneschal: Lord Kieran Gunn (604) 842-0596
Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC)
Seneschal: HE Padraign O'Bhuadhiagh (604) 861-0899
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
S. 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

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