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  {===========}         #68 February, AS XXXVI (2002 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. More information is available on the Northern Sentinel Website: http://www.finearts.uvic.ca/~medieval/esentinel
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 Constable
- From The Crown Principality Marshal
- WANTED - New Kingdom Lists Board
- NSCA Annual General Meeting
- From The Kingdom Deputy for Incipient Branches
- Upcoming Events in the North
- Compendium of Resources
- Crown Principality Officers
- Branches of The Crown Principality of The North

Event Calendar

2 Day of Dance - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
13-18 Estrella War - Out of Kingdom - Arizona
16 Court of Love - Ravenswier - Quesnel, BC
16-17 Ithra - S. Giles - Victoria, BC
23 Lovers Revel - Eisenmarche - Coquitlam, BC
23 Feast of The Raven - Hartwood - Port Alberni, BC

1-3 Kingdom A&S - Shittimwoode - Bellingham, WA
16 Daffodil XXV - Seagirt - Victoria, BC
23 Champion's Tourney - Eisenmarche - Coquitlam, BC
23-24 Kingdom Heraldic Symposium Glymm Mere - Olympia, WA
24 NSCA AGM - n/a - Vancouver, BC
30-31 Crown Council - Rivers Region
30-31 Ithra - Loch D'or - Crawford Bay, BC

13 Cardinal's Birthday Banquet - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
20 Sir Edward's Mem. Tourney - Shittimwoode - Bellinghame, WA
27-28 Ithra - Hartwood - Nanaimo, BC

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

14-16 Champions Tourney - Lionsdale - Chilliwack, BC
18 Silver Whale - Seagirt - Victoria, 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

6-8 War of Feast or Famine - Seagirt - Victoria, BC

By The Light of A Northern Star....

Nobody probably needs to be told about the pain that An Tir is going through right now. Voices are again raised over perceived injustices and differences of opinion as to just what those injustices may or may not be and who did or did not do them.
Sad really.
But this does bring up thoughts of "Codes of Conduct" and "Alternative Sanctions." These are actively pursued topics by interested parties.
A proposed "Code of Conduct" has been drawn up by Laurellen de Brandevin and Baron Yusuf. These can be reviewed and commented upon at http://www.vertetsable.com/magna/codeofconduct.htm
I highly recommend that you do so.
On the topic of sanctions , The SCA Board of Directors has been presented with a proposal by The Grand Council. At this present time, the only sanctions as allowed by Corpora are: At the Kingdom Level, Level 1 and 2 banishments; and for The Board, it's revocation/denial of membership. But this proposal suggests other possibilities, and as these have consequences other than what we may be used to, I recommend that you also check out http://www.sca.org/BOD/announcements/ and look up the relevant proposal. Note that The BOD is requesting commentary on this no later than April 1st, 2002.
And since it also seems to be in the news at this time, the so-called Pennsic Accords are also viewable at this last site. Commentary on this is also being sought by The BOD.
Kindly take some time out and look it over.
Lord Erasmus The Traveller, GdS

From The Crown Principality Constable

For those who know me, and to those I have not yet met, I
send joyous greetings.
My name is Duncan Darroch and I have been elevated by
Lord Khaidu from being his deputy to Constable for the CP of the
North. I look forward to working closely with the current constables,
seneschals and those who wish to be constables in our great Crown
Principality. I will do my best to travel as much as I can to as
many of the Shires as I am able (my budget permitting).
Lord Khaidu, who is now our Kingdom Constable, has put
together a training manual. When this has all been finalized we will be
setting up classes throughout the CP to warrant our constables. At this
time I am confirming those who already hold the position of Constable
for their branch and making note of those who wish to become
constables. If you could please forward me your SCA and modern
information for my records, it would be greatly appreciated.
I look forward to talking to everyone and meeting as
many of you as I can.
Yours In Service to the Dream,
Duncan Darroch, AoA

From The Crown Principality Marshal

Greetings on and all,
I'm reminded of the Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times." I guess we are all cursed. Be that as it may, a new fighting season is fast approaching. Daffodil is little over a month away, so check over your gear and make sure everything works and is still legal. At 12th Night the new edition of the ABC's was issued and is now available on line at antir.sca.org. All fighters and marshals should have a copy ( at least they should have read it). So get your copy and
study it carefully. Make sure your authorizations are in order. In order to be properly authorized you need to be on the List Mistresses roster. This roster will soon be available on line as well. If you are not on it you are not authorized, if you are not authorized you cannot fight.
I hope to see most of you on the field this coming year.
Sir Griffin ap Bedwyr,
Crown Principality Marshal, The North

WANTED - New Kingdom Lists Board

The Kingdom Office of Lists is seeking a new Kingdom Lists Board. The purpose of the Lists Board is to display the pairings of the bouts during a tournament. Each combatant has a miniature shield which shows their device or coat of arms. This shield is then displayed next to the shield of the person they are to fight. A re-design of what is currently used now is needed.
The List Board is an important piece of Kingdom regalia needed to ensure the smooth running of each Crown Tournament. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone (or a group of someones) to show off their skills and talents through the making of this piece of equipment. It is a great way to provide a service to the Kingdom.

All bids must be in writing and must contain the following:
- description of proposed design
- drawings of proposed design
- any documentation if design is period
- list of materials
- budget

- lightweight (can be carried by one smaller woman)
- easily transportable (not too many pieces, nor too
awkward to pack)
- durable - must be able to endure all weather
conditions: heavy rain, strong winds (and yes, even
- flexible - used both outside and indoors (no tent
- no taller than 7 feet - ideally at eye-level, or
just above people's heads
- must be able to incorporate the current painted wood
shields (size: 2 and 3/4 inches wide x 4 inches long)
(other shield designs will be considered, however keep
in mind the current shield's useability and history)
- cup hook system is unusable due to strong winds
blowing the shields off the cuphooks (perhaps magnetic?)
- must be able to display 8 fields indicated by colour:
(checky, yellow, white, black, blue, red, green, purple)
- must be able to display 7 pairings on each field
(that's 14 fighter's shields)

Bid Deadline: March 31, 2002
Delivery Deadline: May Crown (May 17, 2002)

For more information, or to submit at bid, please contact:
HL Yolande Chastellain, Kingdom Minister of Lists; mka Laura Offley, #76 - 12110 - 75 A Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 1M1 Canada, (604)599-4181 <lists@antir.sca.org>

Northern Society for Creative Anachronism (NSCA)
Annual General Meeting
Sunday, March 24, 2002, Vancouver, BC

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Northern Society for Creative Anachronism (NSCA) will be held on March 24, 2002. All current members and representatives will receive notification of the
meeting, the site and the agenda.
NSCA Recognized Groups are reminded to send their year end financial reports to the Treasurer of the NSCA. The Treasurer needs this information in order to include it in her report to Victoria
and to report to the AGM. Reports are due by February 15, 2002.
The deadline for nominations for officers of the NSCA Board of Directors is January 31, 2002. Nominees must be current general members of the NSCA, at least 19 years of age (21 years in the case of the president) and a resident in British Columbia for the past two years. You must be a current general NSCA member in good standing in order to vote.

A. Nominated candidates must be general members in good standing.
B. Members wishing to stand for office shall submit a declaration
of intent to stand for office to the secretary or president,
signed by the candidate and a nominator, both of whom shall be
general members in good standing. The declaration must be
submitted to the secretary or president either in person or by
mail postmarked no later than January 31 of the year of the
intended election meeting.

Members are reminded that all 2001 waivers and memberships expire on March 31, 2002. Membership forms and year-long waivers are available from the officers or from your local representative.
Should you have any questions regarding the NSCA, please feel free to contact any member of the Board of Directors of the NSCA listed below.

President: Nancy J. M. Stevens, 1192 Shavington Street, North
Vancouver, BC V7L 1K9 (604) 988-0304, <kendal@lightspeed.ca>

Vice President: Penelope Adams, 5135 Broughton Place, Nanaimo, BC
V9T 6L4 (250) 758-8976, <penelope.a@shaw.ca>

Secretary Elaine McMillan: 314 - 6425 Silver Avenue, Burnaby,
BC V5H 2Y3 (604) 430-8208, <emcmillan64@hotmail.com>

Treasurer Tricia Le Pine: 5 - 7576 Humphries Court, Burnaby,
BC V3N 3E9 (604) 524-2824, <bashful@lightspeed.ca>

Member-At-Large: Ray Turner, RR #3, Site 30, Comp 12, Oliver,
BC V0H 1T0 (250) 498-3084, <jturner@img.net>

From The Kingdom Deputy for Incipient Branches

Even after six years of the existence of this office, there still are misunderstandings on how the process of making a new branch works. At this time, I hope to clear up some misconceptions.
There is no such thing as a protoincipient branch. This is a fancy way to refer to a group of people compiling the paperwork for an incipient branch. They have no status in the SCA and should not be holding fight practices, events or in any way referring to themselves as part of the SCA. If you know of a group doing this, please ask them to stop because they may find themselves having legal problems.
An incipient branch is a group who has submitted the proper paperwork to the New Branch Deputy. The requirements for an incipient branch are:
1. At least 5 subscribing members
2. At least 3 officers, including a Seneschal,
Herald and either a Marshal or a Minister of Arts
and Sciences
3. Consensus among members in the area-favoring
establishment of the proposed Branch.

Required Paperwork:
1. A letter from an established branch, in good
standing with the kingdom, stating it will act as sponsor.
2. A letter of petition from the members of the
proposed branch.
3. A list of zip/postal codes claimed.
4. A map of the area claimed.
5. If the proposed branch is within area claimed by
another branch, a letter form the established
branch seneschal making clear that the branch is
giving up the area and the zip/postal codes.
6. A completed new branch application form.
7. Copies of the proposed branch officer's
membership cards.
8. A completed Job Acceptance/Change of Officer
form for the proposed seneschal.

The Paperwork MUST be submitted to the New Branch Deputy. Sending the paperwork anywhere else will only result in delays.
Once the paperwork has been received and processed, the group will be notified they have achieved Incipient Status, and proper notifications will be made.
An Incipient Branch is still not an official branch of the Society. It is a group practising to be a branch. A permanent branch must sponsor their events and they cannot handle money. By
Kingdom Law, an incipient branch will be evaluated every year for three years. If, an incipient branch cannot advance to permanent status after three years it will be dissolved. Exceptions will be granted to incipient branches that have been functioning well but can't yet satisfy all requirements, through no fault of their own, e.g. name approval.

Requirements for permanent status are:
1. A name registered with the College of Arms
2. The Office of Exchequer
3. A letter from the populace asking for permanent
4. A letter of Recommendation form the sponsoring
branch Seneschal
5. A letter of recommendation from the Baron and
Baroness of the sponsoring branch, if Applicable
6. A letter from the Regional/Principality Seneschal

After the New Branch Deputy receives the paperwork the paperwork, it will be reviewed and sent to the Kingdom Seneschal. The Kingdom Seneschal will consult with the Crown for approval of the elevation. As soon as there is word from the Kingdom Seneschal, the Branch will be contacted with the decision. The Branch can then make arrangements for a formal elevation ceremony with Their Majesties. The New Branch Deputy will notify the relevant officers the branch has achieved permanent status.
I hope this will clear up some misinformation and make the creation of new branches a smoother operation

HL Marguerite of Kenneydell
Deputiy for New and Incipent Branches

Rita Lovely, 7526 14Th LP NE,Olympia, WA 986516
360 923 4214 <rclovely@aol.com>

Upcoming Events in the North

A Lovers Masquerade, Feb 6, 2002
Eisenmarche (New Westminster, BC)

The Shire of Eisenmarche invites all who dare, to join us at St Steffano Square, a place for lovers and friends alike to let down your prim and proper and become whoever you wish to be for the evening, for the masquerade all masked and anonymity is the key. Be you Naughty or Nice, Bravo or Buffoon, for all are one and the same. Can you come as Baron Gerhard? We do not have a problem with that but you may want to discuss the matter with his Excellency. How about a fur covered Faun. We hope you do. Do keep in mind the theme is "LOVERS".
The evening's festivities will include a masked Tablero Tournament and other games of skill, the election of the Doge. Dancing with a mystery dance game. A processional to show off those fine disguises and masks. Identities to be revealed at 11.00pm even a do it your self-confessional for those that must, plus more to entertain you.
Will there be prizes! but of course. Best Male Mask, Best Female Mask, and Best Couple. Even one for the person whose disguise is so good that no one can guess who he or she is.
Will there be food! does forbidden (cloven) fruit count. Our Bacchanal masked servers will tempt you with trays of tasty morsels and tease you with succulent sweet meats.
Site: Orangeman's Hall, 333 6th St New Westminster BC
Time: 5.00pm 11.59pm
Cost $10.00 includes tasty morsels. (For tickets see Autocrats)
Autocrat: Corinne Maria Hennenberg aka Colleen Vince 604-942-6171 lithium@direct.ca
Co Autocrat: Lady Rhiannon Ap Gwynned aka Sue Davis 604-594-0547 rhiannon9@dccnet.com
To keep everyone's anonymity, all tickets must be purchased prior to the event. We only have room for 120 people..so please do not arrive without your ticket or confirmation.
We are also planning a Venetian Mask making workshop for January 15th and 16th 2002 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at 1005 Queens Ave. New Westminster.. pre registration required. Supply list will be given upon registration.

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Court of Love, Feb 16, 2002
Ravensweir (Quesnel, BC)

Once again we will be assessing those good lords of Ravensweir - and heaven help them if they are found lacking!
There will be a Court of Love for anyone with grievances on courtesy (in good fun). Three judges will be determining the new Lord and Lady of Hearts. Gents - strut, bow, courting, favours; Ladies - favours and curtseys. Start practising your best courtly behaviour.
There will be a basic Bardic Competition and for further entertainmentour lovely ladies will be performing a bellydance or two during the meal.
Card competition - OK it's a little Victorian, but the kids can do this one as well.
The Shire of Cold Keep will be doing their A&S championship and Rapier championship at the event so prepare to be duly impressed. For information or question on the Rapier Championship contact HL Cerridwen Maelwedd of Cold Keep at valkyrie@direct.ca
Anyone with questions re A&S, please contact Lady Ar¢c of Cold Keep at stiessen@look.ca
Merchants welcome - no table fee
Site: Masonic Temple 514 Front Street, Quesnel BC - side basement entrance.
Site fee $10.00 & potluck contribution, 13-18 - $5.00 & contribution, kids to 12 - free
Our theme for this feast is recipes with strange names (toad in the hole, spotted dick etc). Anyone interested, please contact Grizelda the Chaste for recipes - 992-6484 (or please call if you've found an obscure recipe that you'd like to try out). Those good gentles from out of town may bring desserts or simpler dishes. We will provide condiments/Tea/Coffee etc.
Autocrat - Grizelda the Chaste (250) 992-6484
>From the North - Making your best way to Quesnel, drive past the Gold Pan into town. Turn left at the hospital onto Shepherd Ave. The hall is right on that corner.
>From the South- Making your best way to Quesnel, follow the main road into Quesnel, turning right on Front Street when you reach it. The signs will be pointing you towards Prince George. Drive down
Front Street for three blocks, turning right at the hospital onto Shepherd Ave. The hall is right on that corner.

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Feast of the Raven,Feb. 23, 2002
Ravens Key/Hartwood (Port Alberni, BC)

Shake off the dreary darkness of the season and come dance and be merry. The doors will open at 2:30 pm. There will be much feasting, gaming, and singing as always. Dancing shoes are also a must. This year we will be expanding the garb contest to include anything "dark with shiny bits", for as we all know, black comes in many shades of darkness. We encourage beginners as well as advanced sewers and would really like to see children's garb this year as well.
Since last year's on site calligraphy contest was such a success we will be having it again this year. This time around we will award two prizes...one for skill at calligraphy and one for skill and originality of writing. Participants will once again be asked to recite their pieces.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies, as what we have available will be limited.
And now for something completely different...someone was complaining that they haven't seen a "cloven" fruit in years. It was suggested that as a way to rectify the situation that a "most decorative cloved fruit" contest should be held. This contest does not have to be limited to oranges and lemons and points will be given for originality.
Anyone wishing to inquire about merchanting, tickets or billeting please contact:
Zoran (Autocrat) 250-248-0435
Elizabeth (Feastocrat) 250-724-5325 or jpclark@shaw.ca

Tickets: $10 adults (reserved before Feb 14); $5 children 6 to 13yrs; under 5 yrs free. After Feb 14th tickets will be $12 for adults and $6 for kids.

Take the Port Alberni exit off the New Island Highway and stay on Hwy 4 (the Alberni Highway) until you reach Port Alberni. You will come to a fork in road. Take the turn off to the left. Stay on that road. Shortly after you pass the new hospital (on your left) you'll encounter two lanes. Get into the one on your right because you'll be turning right just past the 7 eleven at the first set of lights (10th Ave). Follow the road down past one set of lights and turn right at the next set of lights. This is Rogers. The Kin Hut is to your left. Signs will be posted.
Note: If you arrive at the College you've gone too far and need to turn around.

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Kingdom A&S Championship, March 2-3, 2002
Shittimwoode (Bellingham, WA)

Their Royal Majesties invite all members of Their Fair Kingdom to compete for the honour of being named Kingdom Champion of Arts and Sciences.

SITE: Arntzen Hall and the Environmental Studies Building, Western Washington University Campus (no address), Bellingham, Washington.
Site opens: 8 AM
Site closes: 10 PM Saturday, 6 PM Sunday.
Feast: Saturday Evening.
Dry site. No camping. Indoors and disabled accessible. No pets. Snacks and hot beverages onsite. Full food service 10 minutes walk away.
Site fee: $10.00. Make checks payable to SCA, Inc. - Shire

- From North or South: I-5 to Exit 252 (Samish).
>From North, turn right and immediately get into the left turn lane. Follow the directions from "... left on Bill McDonald..." (below).
>From South, turn left. At the light, turn left again, cross over the freeway, go through
another light, and immediately get in the left turn lane and turn left onto Bill McDonald Parkway/Byron. Go uphill. At the big brick dorm - Right onto South College. At the "T" intersection. Right onto East College. Left at the second driveway. You are now facing the site. You may park nearby ($4/day) or drive back to South Campus and find a free parking lot.

- AUTOCRATS: Meresigha, jlynch@cob.org, 360-733-038, Jackie
Lynch, 2814 Franklin, Bellingham, WA 98225, or Creirwy, "Kimberly
Ivie" valentines68@hotmail.com, 360-595-0107.
- FEAST: Saturday 7 p.m., $5.00, preregistration required, Scarlett,
dmwest@nas.com, 360-647-8032.
- ITHRA: Helene de Navarre, hdenavarre@msn.com, 360-676-5214;
or Amanda Kendal, kendal@ lightspeed.ca, 604-988-0304.
- CONTEST: Contact Isabella Lucrezia, lucrezia@home.com (more info on website above)

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

The Barony of Seagirt invites the warriors of An Tir to come vie for the title of Defender of Seagirt (currently held by Duke Skepti Thorinson). Come be the guests of the Their Excellencies Liam and Nadezhda as we host Daffodil's Silver Anniversary at the Saanich Fairgrounds in Victoria, BC.
Site opens: 8:30 am, Lists: 10:30 am; Tournaments: noon.
Site closes: midnight.
The ARMOURED and RAPIER COMBAT tourney formats will be announced the day of the event (Armoured - standard legal tourney weapons). There will be prizes.
Traditional Daffodil contests: Daffodil in Any Medium and Daffodil Costume Contest.
Daffodil Feast & Entry Tickets on sale now: $17 Cdn ($13 US) until January 31, 2001. $20 Cdn ($16 US) after February 1. (Prices are feast AND site fee inclusive.) Ticket sales close March 8,
2001. Contact Autocrat for tickets. Make cheques payable to the Barony of Seagirt - NSCA. No refunds; feast tickets will not be available at the door.
For crash space, contact the Deputy Autocrat.
Autocrat: HL Lenora di Calizzan (Tami Hayes), (250) 474-5602, tami.hayes@moh.hnet.bc.ca, #21 - 2771 Spencer Road, Victoria, BC V9B 4E2.
Deputy Autocrat: HL Brenethwyn O'Connluin, (250) 382-9349, stenning-johnson@telus.net, 3153 Irma Street, Victoria, BC V9A 1S9.
Merchant-crat: Daniel of Stafford Pele (Dan Hill), woodcrafter@shaw.ca, (250) 385-5449

IMPORTANT NOTES: There will be a tavern running across the hall from the feast for those wishing to eat off-board. NO OUTSIDE LIQUOR ALLOWED (BC Liquor Law). Local Bylaw: Absolutely no open flame indoors; enclosed candle lanterns only. There will Pied Piper activities for children. Please note that this is not a babysitting service and that a parent or guardian needs to remain with the child
(or children) during the Pied Piper activities.

>From the mainland, go to Tsawwassen (approximately 1/2 an hour drive from the Peace Arch border crossing) and take the ferry to Victoria BC (Swartz Bay). Off the ferry continue on HWY 17 S. to Mt. Newton X Road. Turn right, travel to Wallace Drive. Turn left, go to Stelley's X Road, turn right. The fairgrounds are 1/4 mile on the right, 1528 Stelley's X Road.
>From Victoria (and Port Angeles ferry) - head north on Blanshard Street. This becomes Hwy 17 (Pat Bay Hwy); follow to Mt. Newton X Rd. Turn left, follow instructions as above.
>From Up-Island - Trans-Canada S. to Victoria. Turn left on Mackenzie Ave. and follow signs to Hwy 17 Northbound.

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Eisenmarche Shire Banquet, March 23, 2002
Eisenmarche (Pitt Meadows, BC)

For all those nobles who are both valiant and daring, we the Shire of Eisenmarche encourage you to journey through the depths of the Black Forest ot join us in our homeland and enjoy a truly
sumptuous repast in the traditions of Germania!
We challenge all true and worthy combatants to compete for the title of Champion of the Shire. We will be awarding 3 baldrics this day to those with prosess in the Arts & Sciences, Rapier, and Fully Armoured Combat.
The day will begin at 11:00 AM with the lists for both Heavy and Rapier. The Rapier Bear pit Tourney will begin at 12:00 with the Heavy Bear Pit Tourney to follow after.
There will be an on site lunch available.
We are arranging some informal lectures to be announced that day for you entertainment.
Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM promptly! With feasting to continue into the night. Please no off site alcohol as we will have a cash bar available.
Entertainers are welcome and encouraged just let the Autocrat know your pleasure.
For guidelines for the A&S championship please contact the Autocrat (see below)

SITE: Pitt Meadows Rec Hall 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
SITE FEE: Day site fee is $5 Cdn (12 and under free)
BANQUET FEE: (Includes site fee) $15 Cdn in advance $17 Cdn at the door (12 and under half price) Please reserve early as seating is limited to 100 people.
TICKETS: Contact Aelpyn (mka Shawna) at 604-541-0474
AUTOCRAT: Desiree Chirastella 604-465-7947 desgod@hotmail.com
DIRECTIONS: From Vancouver or Fraser Valley, take Hwy #7 (Lougheed Hwy) to Pitt Meadows. At Harris Road (look for the McDonalds) turn South (right from Vancouver - left from Mission).
Turn left at McMyn Rd (first light).

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Kingdom Heralidc Symposium, Mar 23-24, 2002
Barony of Gymm Mere (Olympia, WA)

Sound the Trumpets!!
Announcing the 2002 An Tir Heraldic Symposium!
We Want You!! Yes, You!!

** New info: There will be no weapons allowed on site, it is co-located with the Shelton Police Department, and they take a dim view of folks wearing swords wandering around their parking lot...fancy that! Eating utensils are OK, but please be very conscious of what you wave about
during the rest of the day.

Discover the secrets of what heralds and scribes REALLY do! The An Tir College of Heralds invites you to join us at the Kingdom Heraldic Symposium, March 23-24, 2002, hosted by the Barony of Glymm Mere.
The best part is you don't have to be a herald or a scribe to attend! This event is open to everyone -- especially welcome are folks who want to learn about all the fun things heralds and scribes do in a relaxed setting.
By special request, a new class is being offered, "What Their Excellencies Meant to Say " It is designed for non-heralds in particular, and will feature tips for working with court heralds at all levels -- Baronial, Principality, Kingdom, and Known World. Nobles and those who aspire to Crown or Coronet will get valuable insights on what they'll need from the herald, what the herald needs from them, and much more. Retinue members and scribes will benefit from this class, too. New heralds just starting to do court will find this a treasure trove of helpful ideas.
On Saturday (March 23) we have a full day of classes planned for scribes, for book heralds, for court heralds, for field heralds, for heraldic artists, and for illuminators. Get expanded information on the classes listed below at the Symposium website.
To pre-register for a class (strongly encouraged) contact Baron David of Moffat, E-mail amoffatamoffat@juno.com. Classes are $1 per class to cover the handout, to be paid at gate in addition to the site fee. Additional fees for supplies may be collected by the instructor(s).
Sunday activities will include a Black Lion staff meeting, followed by a Laurel Roadshow, and Lion's Blood (Kingdom submissions herald) decision meeting in the afternoon. The Laurel Roadshow and Lion's Blood decision meetings are open to all. The locations for these meetings will be announced on site.
The Classes: (Instructors names in parentheses)
Track 1: Basic Book Heraldry (Elisabeth de Rossignol), Basic Voice/Field Heraldry (Ciaran Cluana Ferta), Basic Protocol Heraldry (Beatrice Domenici della Campana), and What Their Excellencies Meant to Say (the new class) (David of Moffat, Natasha Orionova and Kateryn of Falconkeep).

Track 2: Name Pronunciation Tips for Court and Field Heralds (Ciaran Cluana Ferta), Heralds in History (Zenobia Naphtali), Researching and Preparing a Scroll (Cystennin Ap Gereint), and How to do Effective Commentary (Teceangl Bach).

Track 3: May the Furs be With You (Iago ab Adam), Gottingen Model Book Illumination (Cystennin Ap Gereint), Egg Tempera Painting (Aelana Cordovera), and Silk Banner Painting (Adrianna the Fierce).

Directions: From I-5 north or south, take Exit 104 (Highway 101). (This busy interchange is just slightly south of downtown Olympia, and is steeply banked from either direction. Please be careful!) Shortly after you pass Mud Bay, exit to the right to stay on 101. (Do not exit at Mud Bay.) Travel on Highway 101 to Shelton, and take the first Shelton exit (Highway 3), turn right at bottom of ramp. Turn left at Cota Street (4th stoplight), continue 5 blocks to Civic Center on the
left. There are approximately 80 parking spaces outside the Civic Center.
The Shelton Inn (motel) is within easy walking distance, as are food establishments including a coffee shop next to the motel. The phone for motel reservations and information is (360) 426-4468 or (800) 451-4560. A variety of lodgings is also available in the Olympia/Tumwater area. (Shelton is about 25 miles from Olympia.)
Site fee includes the potluck feast with the Barony providing the main dish. There is a kitchen on site for refrigerated storage and reheating prepared dishes. Please bring a potluck contribution to feed 10 people.
Site opens 8 AM 23 March. Site fee $7, classes $1 per class, please make checks payable to Barony of Glymm Mere, SCA Inc. Autocrat: Natasha Orionova (Scotty Zdarsky), (360) 493-6084 (before
11PM), E-mail orionova@juno.com

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Sir Edward's Memorial Tourney, Apr. 19-21, 2002
Shittimwoode (Lynden, WA)

Join us for a Heavy Tournament, Rapier Tournament, Bear Meat Tournament, Cadet Tournament, Archery, Thrown Weapons, Bardic, Brewing, A&S, Children's activities and much more at the NW Washington Fair Grounds in Lynden, WA.
Great Prizes!! Heavy Tournament Stainless Steel Gauntlets & Quillions. Rapier Tournament Buckler & Gorget
Hearth & Harvest Feast -- Feast tickets now available!
We are very excited this year to have captured the chef's from Ma E'lring. Their fabled culinary skills will delight even the most discriminating palette. There will also be a Desert auction. The menu consists of such scrumptious items as Venison Stew, Brazed Duck, Roasted Lamb, Smoked Salmon, Saffron Tarts, Honey Glazed Carrots, Wild Rice, Roasted Turnips, Roasted Garlic & Squash among other tasty delicacies.
Presale tickets are $8.00 Adult & $4.00 under age 10 (U.S.). If tickets remain, at the event, cost will be $10.00 & $5.00 for under age 10. Seating is limited so purchase early!!!
Contact Maele McGurn, for menu information or to purchase tickets at siredwardsfeast@hotmail.com
Wanted: Merchants & Feast Entertainers.
Prime Eric space can be attained at no cost. Contact the Merchantocrat NOW to find out how to get your space. Spaces are filling up fast so contact us soon! Merchantocrat, Floralyn MacBrian, at
Entertainers - dancers, singers, jugglers, etc., Sing for your supper and feast for free! Contact Serith at Serithanne@yahoo.com
Indoor/outdoor camping will be available. Pre-register Now for indoor camping. Gate fee: adults $10, children twelve & under $8, family cap $30 Indoor camping reservations and all other
inquiries can be directed to the Autocrat team: Isobel and Conal MacAllister at btbk@email.msn.com or Moira Doone at brooksana_raney@oppco.org

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Silver Whale Persona Development Competition, June 8, 2002
Seagirt (Victoria, BC)

Once again the Barony of Seagirt is hosting our annual persona competition. This year Silver Whale will be held on June 8 (site tba). The competition is an opportunity to present an authentic
and logical persona you have created and who could have existed before the year 1650. (This is not to be a recreation of an historic, fiction, or SCA character). The competition is open to both men and women.
This is not a competition to win against others, but to accomplish a goal of presenting a successful piece of theatre. This means bringing together and presenting everything - from knowledge, bearing and attitude to props and aids such as food, costume(s), skills and activities needed to make the persona a whole, living, believable person.
Interested in getting more information? Please contact Tatiana Alexievna by email or phone and an information package and application form will be forwarded to you. Applications must be received no later than May 8, 2002 in order to be accepted for this year’s competition.

Autocrat: Tatiana (250)388-6983 (no calls after 9pm please) <tatiana-seagirt@shaw.ca>
(event site tba)

Because I Can......

I had an event copy sent to me that was for an event a few months down the road. I didn't have room, and since it was still 4 months away, I didn't worry about it.
No problem. I'll put it in when it's time....
Then, I got this:

Barony of Lions Gate Vancouver, BC

"Come gather around me, dear Travellers surround me, Hark now to the birthday of Steffano, the Peer. We may well astound you, confound you, spellbound you, With Heroes and Villains, the Bad and the..." (also Peers. But from outta Town.)

Sounds crazy, doesn't it? Well...
This is Baron Steffano writing to you. Some weird things have happened. I've been in the Society for almost 20 years. The Pope has passed away. And I'm dating a natural Autocrat. So...
There's gonna be a Feast to celebrate that Baron (from) Lions Gate's Birthday. It's gonna be EXACTLY what you might fear Steffano's Birthday would be. And exactly what you hope it might be.
(Nothing's more Medieval than a Papal Conclave - with a bar!)
Dublin & Kate are coming from Oregon (and bringing their daughter. And her husband, some guy named Duke Sir Torgul Bahadur).
That's all I know of the Celebrity Guest List so far - as my darling the Autocrat won't tell me who's coming. I don't care, as I will be there and I intend to enjoy my dear benJoseph's Arabic style cooking, play a bit of Tablero, flirt with some pretty wives and be elected Pope.

You can come or not, far as I'm concerned. It's $25. Or you can save $25, but you'll have missed it.

I'm sure the King will decline. I'm gonna ask him next.

Talk to my Antonella - 604-841-3169.

Once she tells me where the site is, I'll let you know.

Compendium of Resources

Their Majesties of An Tir,
Prince and Princess Of The North
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: Duncan Darroch (250)554-3986

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: HL Eric of Clan Smith (604) 841-4515
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
Insipient Shire of Montforet
Seneschal: Yrsa Kettlesdottir (250) 490-4771
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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