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  {===========}         #66 December, 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....
- Upcoming Events in the North
- From The Crown Principality Seneschal
- From The Crown Principality Constable
- From The Crown Principality Marshal
- From The Kingdom Scribe
- Northern Principality Committee Bulletin #14
- An Introduction to Volunteering for Gate Duty
- Compendium of Resources
- Crown Principality Officers
- Branches of The Crown Principality of The North

Event Calendar

1 Yule Revel - Seagirt - Victoria, BC
8 Baroness' Birthday Bash - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
8 Feast of St. Nicklas - Frozen Mountain - Nelson, BC
15 Fete D Hiver - Hartwood - Nanaimo, BC

* 2002 *

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

1-3 Kingdom A&S - TBA
16 Daffodil XXV - Seagirt - Victoria, BC
23 Champion's Tourney - Eisenmarche - Coquitlam, BC

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

4 May Bardic - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
17-19 May Crown - TBA

14-16 Champions Tourney - Lionsdale - Chilliwack, BC
21-23 PJ Party 3 - Appledore - Oliver, BC
21-23 SYG Trials - Seagirt - Victoria, BC

5-7 An Tir/West War - Kingdom of The West
5-7 Mermaid's Tourney - False Isle - Powell River, BC
19-21 July Coronation - Shittimwoode - Bellingham, WA

23-25 SST - Seagirt - Victoria, BC
31-2 September Crown - Vulkanfeldt - Yakima, WA

By The Light of A Northern Star....

It's been a long, hard year for us.
Between Principality matters, the rather tumultuous Reign of Their Majesties Aveloc and Mahliqa, the excitement of War Crown, new Combat Archery rules, and the more mundane (HA!) realities of September 11th, well, we've been through a lot.
Whether it's Christmas, or Hanukkah, Yule or Kwanza or some other festival this season, may it be peaceful, may it be joyous. May the merriment of opening the present that holds exactly what you've always wanted only be passed by the merriment in the eyes of the one opening the gift that you gave them, that they always wanted. May you again experience the wonder that you
knew of the season as a child.
Help to set the table. Go out with the kids and have the Mother of All Snowballfights. Hang that special ornament that has passed down to you from generations before, and remember them. Give a gift simply "because." Call up family far away and forget the dollar cost, for the profit you receive in their voices will far outweigh it.
To everyone in our great Crown Principality, to our fellow subjects in the Finest Kingdom in the Knowne World, An Tir, to our friends and neighbours throughout Our Society, and to those whom have yet to find us and become our neighbours, may this season be all that one could wish

Lord Erasmus The Traveller, GdS

From The Crown Principality Seneschal

As the Great White Northern Blanket returns, we find ourselves spending more time around our fires with good friends and grand stories. An event is coming that is important to us all and that is the decision on whether or not we want to become a principality. All of our ducks are in a row and now the final decision is nigh. I encourage all who are able, to speak your heart when the question comes to you for answering. I also encourage all who have not yet purchased their memberships, to do so, as this is the only way You can answer this important question.
The North is healthy and growing stronger. I welcome two new full status shires to the Crown Principality of the North; Bordergate (CaMor) and Danscombe (Northern Appledore). Bordergate has been proclaimed and Danscombe will be proclaimed Dec 15 in Peachland. TRMs will be at the Yule Feast so be sure to be there. Our officers have reported and I am happy to advise that all
areas are doing extremely well.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a bright and happy Yule season and a very prosperous New Year. Also, Remember to be safe out there.

In Service to this Great Crown Principality,
Ljotr Einarsson AA MI JL

From The Crown Principality Constable

I would like to announce that I have been chosen to be the Interim Kingdom Constable by HRM Aveloc (effective November 10, 2001). It is my goal to see a new structure implemented by 12th
Night this year which will include an updated handbook and training.
Your Interim Crown Principality Constable will be Duncan Darroch of Ramsgaard. If anyone else is interested in this office please contact me immediately. I took the office of Crown Principality Constable in the hope that I could make a positive difference. I hope to be of better service to you in my new capacity. I am sorry to be leaving you so soon, I envision great things for the North.

Lord Khaidu (Valdar Galdrasmid)
Interim Kingdom Constable

From The Crown Principality Marshal

First off I send my thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Eowyn Carrick, who served the marshalate long and well as branch marshal of Dregate. She will be sorely missed.
Now I must offer my apologies. I received very few reports this quarter and most of the blame rests with me. Unfortunately I was in the middle of changing e-mail servers during the reporting time and I fear many reports were lost into the ether with that change. My e-mail is now stabilized. It is now griffcait@shaw.ca or northern-marshal@antir.sca.org. Either of those will do. There is of course snail mail, my address for that is in the officers listing in this fine newsletter. I will be in contact with all branch marshals before the next reporting period.
Our hard working kingdom listmistress has an updated authorization list. She will be making copies available to all branch marshals. If you wish to check your authorization status see this list. Even if you have an authorization card, the paperwork may not have gotten to where it belongs. So check the list and make sure you are on it.
It has come to my attention that in a previous column I stated that thrusting tips needed 1" of compression. This was a typo, it should have read 1/2 ".
Thank you for your attention and happy holidays to you all. Nadolic Llawen

Sir Griffin ap Bedwyr,
Principality Marshal, The North

From The Kingdom Scribe

We're trying very hard to get the scribes' handbook online. The preliminary page is up at this point and will continue to expand over the next few months. Please take a look and if you have anything to contribute (such as texts in other languages, links to manuscript pages, information, links to your area/principality scribe) please contact me. Likewise, if there's anything you'd like to see or see something that doesn't quite make sense, please let me know.
We'll test everything here first before we go to a hard copy handbook. Please keep checking back. The URL is http://www.antir.com/scribes/index.html
Also, if you ever expect to receive a scroll (not a charter) you must let me, the kingdom scribe know. If your email address (or other contact info) has changed in the past year, you must let me know. If we can't reach you, we don't assign the scroll.
If you think you might have been on the list for a million years (more than four years) and have heard nothing, then maybe you should contact me and have me check.

In Service
Companion Celdae the Seeker
Sable Sable An Tir, Kingdom Scribe

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The Difference Between Scrolls And Charters

Charters--are given by the crown at the time of the award (usually). They are preprinted at a press with calligraphy and a basic design shape. The illuminator fills in the design with paint. They are preset designs chosen by the king and queen and usually reflect their reign (country, time period).
If you would like a charter, please contact Duchess Hlutwige stubbe@teleport.com or HL Penelope Viollet (Penny Fritts), 534 NE Joy St., Camas, WA 98607 penelopeviollet@yahoo.com
Scrolls--are for any award from an AA to a peerage scroll. They are done on longer lasting archival papers, like watercolor papers. They are calligraphed, drawn and illuminated by the scribe. They have the arms of the particular person, plus are usually done in their period and
country style (more or less). They are personal and the scribe communicates with the recipient on what they want. The recipient can also pay for special elements since the scribes often do this out of pocket.
If you want a scroll contact Sable Sable, Kingdom Scribe Companion Celdae the Seeker at naiad@axion.net. (604)251-1666

Northern Principality Committee Bulletin #14

This is the very last poll the Northern Principality Committee will be asking you to participate in. You will probably recall that we have already done a Poll about whether or not to become a Principality. That was required by the Crown so that this Committee could proceed. It does not count as far is the Board is concerned. This poll is required by Corpora. (See http://www.sca.org/docs/govdocs200110.pdf, search for "in the proposed principality".)
In January, every paid Member of the S.C.A. will receive a Principality Poll ballot in the mail. You will be asked if the Crown Principality of the North should be a full principality. The Northern Principality Committee urges you to think hard about your decision, and then mark the ballot accordingly.
In order to be considered valid, more than half of the ballots sent out must be returned. Every ballot counts, so please make every effort to make sure yours is sent back in.
If the vote is "Yes", the Principality Petition will be submitted first to the Crown of An Tir and then to the SCA Board for approval. If everyone agrees and the SCA College of Arms registers our name and device, the first Principality event will be held soon after July 2002. It will be a Coronet Tournament to choose our first Prince and Princess.
If the vote is "No" then the Northern Principality Committee will have fulfilled its mandate and will disband. Discussion of the idea of a Principality may continue under another group.

The draft Principality Petition and Draft Principality Laws are available online.
We encourage the seneschals of each branch to hold discussions with their members to become familiar with the issues posed by these draft laws. What kind of a Principality do we want? However, don't forget that the Laws will continue to be "Draft" until approved by the Crown, the Kingdom Seneschal and our first Prince and Princess.
Please send comments, additions, and corrections to either the Northern Principality Committee (committee@grt-net.com> or to the Northern "just principality talk" Principality discussion list (to subscribe, send a message to northern-principality-subscribe@antir.sca.org).

The Calendar Committee has completed their discussion and have submitted the following coronet event schedule. The Northern Principality Committee supports their recommendations and thanks the
members of the Calendar Committee for their fine work.

* Spring Coronet Tourney: last Saturday of April (unless
this date falls on Easter weekend, then the previous weekend.)
* Summer Investiture: Second Saturday of June
* Fall Coronet Tourney: Second Saturday after Labour Day
(typically about the 15th of September)
* Winter Investiture: The third Saturday of November, being the
weekend before U.S. Thanksgiving

Note: Although the word "Saturday" is used above, all coronet events are intended to take place over an entire weekend.
Another note: Depending on when the Principality Petition is approved and the name and device are registered, it is possible that the First Coronet Tournament event, and even possibly the First Coronet Investiture event as well, may not take place according to this schedule. Stay tuned.

The regalia committee has been hard at work. We now have the artisans chosen who will be making our Prince and Princess' Coronets and the Thrones.
But there are plenty of projects to go around. We would love for each of the branches or household to have a chance to sponsor an item. Would you, or your branch, like to take credit for a real part of the future history of the Principality? Just think - for all time you and
the members of your branch could look at the cloaks, heirs' thrones, royal pavilion, or the principality banners and say: 'We did that!' We can match you up with artisans or you could provide your own; please let us know if you are interested!

Regalia Committee:
Morgaine Brigantia
Aelana Cordovera
Erasmus the Traveller
Godytha Whiteraven
Yrsa Kettilsdottir

We have a new chair for the Fundraising Committee! Delphena had to leave our area, but The Honourable Thora Golvik (thora77@hotmail.com) has volunteered to step forward and meet our
fundraising needs. Thora needs your help to earn funds to buy regalia and to serve as start-up cash for officers and events.

Thora Golvik (Christine Larson)
32615 Bobcat Dr., Mission, BC, V2J 5J8


Guardians of the North:
Hwolf Einarsson and Zelda of Yorvik
(Keith and Zelda Unger)
#34 17706 60th Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 1V2
Elizabeth Braidwood (Donna Hrynkiw) NPC COMMITTEE CHAIR
4808 214A St., Langley B.C. V3A 9E4
Home: 604-533-8032 (before 9:30pm) Work: 604-599-2319 (be
brief) donna.hrynkiw@kwantlen.ca (note new address)
Erasmus the Traveler (Warren R. Edge)
1283 Park Terrace, Victoria, BC, Canada, V9A 4Z2
250-380-9947 (before 10pm)
Finlaech MacGillandrias (Cameron Ross)
P.O. Box 14, Forest Grove, BC, V0K 1M0
250-397-2151 fax 250-397-2861
Ljotr Einarsson (Mitch Steck)
1205 25th Ave, Vernon BC V1T 7L5
Margaree ny Kenneth (Veronica Vander Heiden)
#16 - 478 Culduthel Road
Victoria, B.C. V8Z 1G1
Meresigha Stonegatta of Witham (pron. MER-sha) (Jackie Lynch)
2814 Franklin, Bellingham Wa 98225
Home: 360-733-0386 (Email is best.)
Morgaine Brigantia (Liz Frick)
14942 92A Avenue, Surrey, BC. V3R 7A5
604-588-3558 (No calls after 10pm or Sundays after 9pm)


James Llewellyn ap Grufydd
#306-55 Bay St., Victoria, BC V9A 6X9
Olwen Pen Aur
RR#3 Site 30 C-12, Oliver, B.C.
Thora Golvik (Christine Larson)
32615 Bobcat Dr., Mission, BC, V2J 5J8
Ljotr Einarsson
see above
Morgaine Brigatia
see above
Aurora Argentarius (Dawn Silver)
4771 - 199a St. Langley, B.C. V3A 6J5
604-532-1932 I am never home so email is best!

An Introduction to Volunteering for Gate Duty at Events
By Lady Emma Randall

"Volunteers are needed at gate." This is probably one of the most commonly heard town cries at any event. There never seem to be enough people, and someone always seems to end up serving long
lonely hours at the gate whilst the rest of us make merry and have a good time.
This problem seemed strange to me, since gate is where the action is at almost every event. There is nowhere else that you get to meet so many people, of high and low station. Everyone must go through gate, and lots of people having nowhere else to go congregate at gate during the early hours of an event. It seemed like the perfect starting point for a newcomer or experienced eventer wanting to "be in the thick of things."
However, upon reflection I can see how the idea of working gate might seem daunting to someone who has never done it before. There are so many forms to fill out, monies to be counted; and what if the King comes through while you are working the gate? What do you say to him? Horror of horrors, what if you don't recognize him?
Still, gate workers are needed. And it is a good way for newcomers or less experienced members to meet a large number of people. So perhaps a few guidelines and some idea of what to expect at
gate will help you get over any initial nervousness you might have that is keeping you from volunteering at what can be one of the most interesting places at an event.
I usually do not start a lesson with negatives. However, this time I will make an exception because it is very important that you understand a few basic No-Noes about working gate. Gate is not a mating game. If you plan to volunteer so you can flirt and meet lots of handsome men or comely wenches please volunteer somewhere else. This is not to say you can't meet and make friends at gate especially during the slow times. Likewise if you think that gate will be a great
place to hold lots of interesting conversations, please try the local coffee house instead or volunteer for the midnight to 6am time slots. While gate can be enjoyable it is work; it is a serious and important job.
Additionally, if you are one of those people who cannot make change (don't feel bad; I can't either) then gate is not for you. As you will learn in this lesson, knowing what the gate fees are and knowing how to request the right amount from the vehicle occupants and making sure you receive accurate change from the gate cashier are important and necessary tasks. If you really don't like greeting people and being all business-like -- in other words if you simply cannot avoid
carrying on a conversation with everyone you know -- gate will not be your cup of tea. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being gregarious; in fact, it is a wonderful quality that not everyone possesses. But it can be a real detriment at gate when a line of cars is building up
and tempers are running short. But if you are a bit shy and don't really know how to meet people one on one gate can be a wonderful place to become acquainted enough with folks to latter get to know them better.
And finally, if you are someone who cannot handle pressure, be sure that you volunteer to work gate during slow periods, such as very late at night or during the day on Saturday. Do not show up
during rush hour (Friday evenings from 6-10 are usually the busiest); you will need the patience of Solomon and the speed of an accountant in tax season to keep up during peak gate periods.
If after all of this you still really do want to volunteer at gate -- and believe me, you are wanted! -- here are some things you can do to make yourself more valuable and also have a more successful experience as a first time gate volunteer.

1. Learn what people at gate do ahead of time. The following list of gate duties is the very minimum. You might want to speak with people you know have worked gate many times to get some
additional pointers from them. But the primary gate duties are:

A. Greet the incoming participants and determine
their membership status. If they are members of
the Society and have a BLUE card, all they need
do is sign the gate list and pay the site fee.

B. If they are not members or have a white card
they must also sign a waiver.

C. Ask if any of the participants are under 18
years of age. If you have doubts, ask for I.D.
Anyone who claims to be over 18 and refuses to
show I.D. to prove it, probably isn't. All persons
under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent
or guardian. They must also have waivers and
medical waivers signed by their parents. And they
must be reminded that it will be necessary for
them to keep these medical waivers on their
person at all times during the event.

D. Determine the amount of site fee due; take
their money to the cashier; and return with site
tokens, site handout, and appropriate change.

As a new volunteer you will not have to do all of these things. It is likely you either be assigned one of the above activities, or you will be paired with an experienced gate person doing any or all of the above. The latter circumstance will be the most likely when you volunteer at a slow period.

2. Acquire some basic information about the site itself before you volunteer. This is not absolutely necessary, but you will be welcomed with open arms if you arrive as a volunteer and let the gate staff know that you have some or all of the following information. You don't need to have it all memorized but knowing where you can quickly find the information is just as helpfull)

A. The location of merchant's row, the main
tourney field, the Royal Pavilion (if present
at that event), Herald's Point, Autocrat's
Point, Chirurgeon's Point, Constable's Point,
and Gold Key.

B. The name of the Autocrat, Merchantcrat,
Constable in Charge and Chirurgeon in Charge.

C. The location of some of the major households;
i.e. 7th Cav, Clan Carn, Ship's Company,
Ormsviking, Vrangian Guard, etc.

3. Bring water, a sun hat and sun screen during the day and a flashlight, and cloak at night, snacks for yourself and perhaps for other gate personnel if you can (nice but not necessary), and be well rested. It should not have to be said, but please do NOT volunteer if you have been drinking alcohol or doing other "recreational" activities. You need to be awake, alert, and polite.

4. Familiarize yourself with who the reigning monarchs are, so not only can you greet them appropriately (Good Evening, Your Majesty(ies)) but you can correctly inform other guests if They have arrived on site. If the event is a Baronial event, the same would apply to the landed Baron and Baroness. Again, this is a "plus" but not required. Remember, as long as you are friendly, courteous and respectful of everyone coming through the gate you need not be afraid of "making a goof" addressing Royals or members of the Noble Estate. "M'lord" or "M'lady" is a proper term of address for everyone, from newest member to and including the King and Queen.

Remember if you do volunteer at gate that you are the "face" of the Society for those attending. You will be the first person they meet, and how you treat them may well set the tone for their entire weekend. If they are treated with courtesy and respect, no matter how snarly and tired they may be, our guests and members will have a shining example of how to behave at the event. New people will get their first impression of our glorious game from you and other gate people. Gossip should be avoided at all costs. If you have "issues" with people in attendance you may be well advised not to work the gate at that event unless you can avoid reacting when someone asks if Lord
such and so is at the event.
Gate is real work. It requires diligence, trustworthiness, and stamina. But it can be fun and ultimately one of the most rewarding things you will ever do at an event. You will get lots of help and lots of support. Go! Serve! Enjoy!
I would like to thank the following people for their input and assistance in preparing this document: Her Excellency Anne of BearsHaven, Baroness of Blatha An Oir; Master Robyrt of Waterside;
Branuenn Goch of House Widdershins; Lady Nan Compton; Dame Fearga Kavanagh; Lord John Kane; Lord Karl Redstone; Jade Redstone; and Baron Olafr Bjarnarson.
AND, many many thanks to all the good gentlefolk who serve at gate tirelessly and without complaint. They are our gateway to these current Middle Ages and their service is greatly appreciated.

Upcoming Events in the North

Baroness' Birthday Tourney, Dec. 8, 2001
Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC)

Another year has passed and once again we find ourselves celebrating the birth of our Baroness Amanda. In accordance with tradition there will be Heavy and Rapier Tournaments. We are also
preparing a large area for A & S Displays. There will be a Silent Auction table set up to help with Baronial funds, donations welcome. As always there will be an area for donations to the food & toy banks.
Tourneys: Heavy, Double Elimination Tourney. You must challenge a knight and bring a prize for the prize cheast. Fighters will be on a concrete floor. Rapier, London Masters Style. Please bring a prize for the prize table.
Merchants: We have two halls from which to choose. There is no merchant fee so call for your reserved space ASAP. Lilya de Gascony mka [mundane name and phone number removed by request. Oct 7, 2002 - ed.] - email - tinyelfwench@yahoo.ca
Dancing: There will be dance taught in the afternoon, and in the evening, there will be dancing for anyone wishing to join in.
There may be day food to purchase; many offsite food sources nearby as well. An evening tavern is planned with a cash bar, please DON'T bring outside alcohol onto the site. Seating will be available for those who wish to bring their dinner. There is a small service kitchen to warm food. Unfortunately no open flames (ie.candles) are allowed in this hall; ambient lighting will be provided.
Site: Cloverdale Rodeo & Exhibition Grounds 6050A 176 Street, Cloverdale BC, Canada. Site is open 9:00 am to 12:00 midnight Lists open at 10:00 am and the tourneys to begin after court.
Site Fee: Adult $ 7.00 Cdn ($5.00 USD); Under 12 $ 3.00 ($2.00 USD); Mundane Family Cap $ 15.00 Cdn ($10.00 USD) NOTE: *Minor waivers do not have to be notarized.
Directions: (If you are coming from the United States, don't forget to bring appropriate identification for crossing the border.)
From South - using Pacific Truck Border Crossing - continue on 176th St. through Cloverdale to 64th Ave. *Follow signs from 64th Ave.
From North - Hwy 91A or 99 take Highway #10 to 176th St. Turn left through Cloverdale to 64th Ave. *Follow signs from 64th Ave.
From East - Hwy #1 to 176th St. exit South to 64th Ave. *Follow signs from 64th Ave.
Autocrat: Sergeant Miles FitzHubert, (604)534-7124, rnicholls@acro.ca
Deputy: HL Algae McBeign, (604)599-1617. angie@telus.net

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Fete D’ Hiver Celebration, Dec. 15, 2001
Shire of Hartwood (Nanaimo, B.C.)

Site: Boy Scout Hall, 443 Comox Road, Nanaiomo, BC
Price: $4 per individual plus potluck contribution, $10 for family plus potluck contribution
Time: 5 p.m.
We will be having a potluck supper, with the Shire providing a Roast Beef, a Ham, buns and non-alcoholic drinks. Lady Lillianne D'Escargot will be supplying a Roast Turkey with dressing. For potluck contributions, we are organizing them by mundane last name as follows:
A to G Please bring a "savoury" dish (casseroles, soups, etc.)
H to O Please bring an accompaniment dish (vegetables,
salad, pickles etc.)
P to Z Please bring a desert item
This is a dry site (no alcohol); however, we will have plenty of non-alcoholic drink options available.
Contests: Festive Bumroll and Codpiece Contests; Bring your festively decorated codpiece or bumroll (to be worn over garb). Period Dish (with Documentation) Two categories to be entered; "Savoury" and "Sweet".
Directions: Come into Nanaimo on the Old Island Highway.
From the South, you go through downtown and come to the corner of Comox and the highway (you can see the ice skating arena and the Howard Johnson hotel used to be the Tally Ho). Turn left
going up hill and go to the next set of lights at Wallace Street, turn left again. Go along Wallace to Campbell and turn right. Take the first alley on the right and follow it all the way up to the hall (it curves around to the left just before the hall). The Boy Scout Hut is there. The
parking is limited but as you go down the alley you can see below you on the right a big parking lot. Drop off your gear at the hall and if there is no parking beside the hall -- go to the lower lot, park your vehicle and walk back.
From the North, come into downtown and at the lights at Comox and the highway (you can see the ice skating arena and the old Tally Ho now called the "Howard Johnson") turn right. Go to the
next set of lights (Wallace Street), turn left, and continue with the directions as noted above.
Fore more information, please contact The Autocrat, Bashira Bint Al Wahab by tel. at (250) 758-0230 or by e-mail at bintima@shaw.ca

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Twelfth Night Event, Jan. 5-6, 2002
Shire of Appledore (Oliver, BC)

A Traditional Ukranian Christmas Feast. Not just a feast! Arts and Sciences Competitions, Rapier, Archery and Pied Piper!
Location: Legion, Oliver, BC. Cost: Adults: $5 13 to 18 and seniors (age, not marshall!) $3 6 to 12 $2 Under 6 free - plus potluck contribution and a gift.
Traditionally this dinner has always been meat-free, with the medieval exception of fish. There are 12 courses which are linked with the 12 days of Christmas or with the 12 Apostles. This menu reflects many cultural traditions from Eastern Europe.
We are having an Assigned Potluck Feast. This allows us to enjoy and sample the various dishes that people would have enjoyed during their festivities long ago without the expense of an expensive catered feast at time when money is tight for everyone. As it will just be too cold to camp unless your armour has fibre glass insulation, crash space will be available let us know how many and we will arrange it.
Autocrat Kestrel de Glynnerie
Deputy Autocrat: Isobel <isobel@otvcablelan.net>

Pick from:
Holubtsi - Cabbage Rolls
Phrohy - Perogies
Fish either baked fish or pickled herring
Makiwnyk - Poppy Sead Cake
Pidpenky - Dried Mushrooms with Gravy
Beans - Broad or White
Kapusta - Saurekraut and Peas
Beets with Mushrooms
Honey Cake
Honey Cookies
Hrechanyky - Buckwheat Pancakes
Dried Fruit Compote
Kolach - Traditional Bread
Pampushky - Traditional Bread
Chrustiki Rosettes - Cookies
Kutya - The stuff we're supposed to throw at the ceiling to see how much sticks. And, if someone will volunteer to clean the ceiling, we just might!
Pick early and let us know which you plan on bringing so we can ensure enough is coming. Once enough people have picked a dish, I will be asking you to bring something else. Recipes available for all these dishes. If you don't find anything on the list that you would like to make, just bring another medieval potluck dish with enough for 10 people to have a large serving. I know it's pot luck, but please let me know what you plan on bringing.
There will be kitchen facilities available for you to cook your contribution on site. This will be available on a reservation basis, with people from distant lands given priority.
Part of the entertainment will consist of a gift exchange. So please bring one gift per person attending. Let's keep in the spirit by ensuring all the gifts are homemade or atleast look it and hopefully medieval. Clever wrapping is always a factor in which gifts get fought over, anyone remember the horns from last year, or perhaps the lovely gold box! Does anyone actually remember what was in them?
Dancing! Bring your best dancing shoes and come and enjoy some winter dancing.
Rapier Competition
Arts and Science competitions:
On site pouch and favour making with the winners' pouch and favour being used as prizes for the rapier tournament.
Pied Piper activities will include Gingerbread man decorating and Rain Stick making. We want to keep the children happy and occupied.
Gingerbread House Construction Contest: Five Teams will compete with each other to produce the best Gingerbread house. Teams must have atleast one small child and one adult. We will be
providing each team with the same amount of supplies. Judges are open to Bribes!
Raffle of Table Centre pieces. Tickets will be available on site for $1 each. They are going to be fantastic centre pieces!
And of course, great site tokens. Hope to see you there!

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Kingdom 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 (above).
If you wish to reserve space for a meeting or other activity, please contact the autocrat at celyn@drizzle.com

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.

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: Senora Ines de Santangel; 253-835-9096; ladydeirdre@earthlink.net

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Day of Dance, Feb. 2, 2002
Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC)

I bring word to you of an upcoming event in the fair Barony of Lions Gate. Back by popular demand, Master Baron Steffano and myself are pleased to bring you a Day of Dance on February 2, 2002.
The day will be dedicated to the art of dance. Currently, I have instructors who will be teaching Caelie and bellydance (intro and intermediate). Anyone wishing to instruct, perform or desiring a particular style to be taught should contact the autocrat. For those less energetic gentles, there will be games, arts and sciences, as well as good old socializing. In fact, there will probably be a place set aside for anyone who may happen to wish to compare fighting skills.
The evening will feature a tavern and a tablero tournament, an opportunity to practice those dances learned during the day as well as several presentation pieces. In accordance with BC liquor laws, no outside alcohol will be permitted on site!
This exotic event is set on a Spanish/Moorish theme, although visitors from other lands are greatly encouraged. In keeping with the theme, evening seating will be divided between table and floor seating (please bring your own cushions). Evening food will be available for a minimum $3 donation. Day food has not as yet been determined, although eateries are a short walk away.
Site fee is $6.00 Cdn for adults, $3.00 for children under 12. Babes in arms are free. US $ will be determined based on the exchange rate at the time.
Autocrats: Lady Antonella di Sicilia (604) 351-6907 or arielg@interchange.ubc.ca; and Master Baron Steffano da Gucci (604) 420-4225 or steffano@mindlink.bc.ca
Site - The Capitol Hill Community Center on 361 South Howard in Burnaby.
Directions: If coming from the east via Highway 1, take the Willingdon exit northbound, turn right on Hastings St. (will have a sign) and left on Howard St. (will also have a sign). If you are coming in by the Barnett Hwy, just follow Hastings St until you see the sign.
Coming in from the west is the same: Willingdon northbound and east on Hastings St.
Buses run along Hastings St and stop right in front of the hall, just make sure that you take a bus that goes past Willingdon.
If you need further direction, please contact the autocrat.

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Daffodil XXV, Mar. 16, 2002
Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, BC)

The count down has started (probably 100 days, by the time you see this) and the tickets are on sale.
So fighters start shining your armour and taping up your sword for the first tourney of the season. Contestants start planning your daffodil for the Daffodil contests. And everyone can start dreaming of what will be on their plate at one of the most renown served feasts of
An Tir!
Daffodil Tickets are now available. They are $17 Cdn ($13 US) until January 31; and $20 Cdn ($16 US) between February 1 and March 8. Cut off for sales is March 8. Please contact the autocrat.
Autocrat: HL Lenora di Calizzan (Tami Hayes) <tami.hayes@moh.hnet.bc.ca>

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
Shire of Bordergate (Kitimat, BC)
Seneschal: Lord Tadgg 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: Lady Kineburh
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
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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