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  {===========}         #70 April, 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
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- Event Calendar
- By The Light of A Northern Star....
- From the eSentinel Editor
- From The Crown Principality Herald
- From The Crown Principality Exchequer
- From the Northern College of Scribes
- From the Board of Directors of The SCA, Inc.
- A Catswing of Peers
- Upcoming Events in the North
- Because I can...
...Dexter Fess and the Sinister Chief of the Gules
- Compendium of Resources

Event Calendar

5-7 Ithra - False Isle - Powell River, BC
13 Cardinal's Birthday Banquet - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
13 Winter's End - Ramsgaard - Kamloops, BC
13-14 Spring Ithra - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
19-21 Fur & Feather Tavern - Dregate - Okanogan, WA
19-21 Sir Edward's Mem. Tourney - Shittimwoode - Bellinghame, WA
27-28 Ithra - Hartwood - Nanaimo, BC

4 May Bardic - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
4-5 Early Britain & Ireland Ithra - Appledore - Oliver, BC
11-12 SeaLion War - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
17-19 May Crown - Stromgard - Vancouver, WA
25-26 Courtier's Trials - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC

7-9 Pas de Arms - Ramsgaard - , BC
7-9 Wedding Tourney - Shittimewoode - Bellingham, BC
8 Silver Whale - Seagirt - Victoria, BC
14-16 Champions Tourney - Lionsdale - Chilliwack, BC
21-23 PJ Party 3 - Appledore - Oliver, BC
21-23 SYG Trials - Seagirt - Victoria, BC
28-1 Highland-Fjord War - Krakafjord - Vernon, BC
29-30 Just 'Cause Tourney - Lions Gate - Vancouver, 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
26-28 Rapier War - Lionsdale - Chilliwack, BC
27-28 Clinton Work Weekend - Lions Gate - Clinton, BC

3-5 Clinton War - Lions Gate - Clinton, BC
10-11 SYG Trials - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
17-18 Warren War - Shittimwoode - Bellingham, WA
23-25 SST - Seagirt - Victoria, BC
31-3 September Crown - Bearwood - Snohomish, WA

6-8 War of Feast or Famine - Seagirt - Victoria, BC
14-15 Days of Archery - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
14-15 Proposed Principality Date - North
27-29 Holmgang Tourney & Feast Krakafjord - Vernon, BC

By The Light of A Northern Star....

We are an Educational Society.
But that doesn't mean that we can't have fun while we're learning.
And this is especially so if you think about our beginnings, back in the strange days of the middle 1960s, when a bunch of university friends all got together to have a little tournament, in someone's backyard. Let's face it they weren't *that* interested in getting the details completely authentic (and Tolkien Elves were allowed in those days).
Having fun includes getting silly at times. And Our Society has a long and rich history of silliness, which is a good thing to remember come April Fools' Day. For it is within that silliness that we re-energize ourselves, and slow down a little and laugh at ourselves and with our friends and neighbours and say, "remember when...?"
Silliness comes in many forms and styles. Hearldic puns. Bards re-telling the tale of Kevin "Pigeon's-Bane", or of Duke Kevin and the water-sprinkler, and other "unusual" events. Pandy-bat tourneys (and when was the last time we had a really good one of those?). Fools Feasts. The Faux A&S Competitions (Maister Iago and his documentation of Coca-Cola in Period, anyone?). GOOD Court Schtick.
And this is why chroniclers tend to look forward to the April newsletters, when they can be silly themselves. Dig up that hoary old story that hasn't seen print in years. Find a cartoon or two that they can print. Write Columns of Opinon in a Dave Barry manner.
We live for this stuff.
So hopefully, you'll enjoy being silly with me this month with the articles and cartoons and assorted other silly things that I have had the joy of bringing to you.

Lord Erasmus The Traveller, GdS

From the eSentinel Editor

My apologies for the delay in this issue. My Lady and I have been struggleing to keep up with our newborn daughter Brigid and her big brother Sean (now four going on annoying.)
We are now getting more or less regular anmounts of sleep but are still wading through piles of stuff. Thankfully I can now cross this off that list. :)

Duncan Macquarrie, eSentinel Editor

From The Crown Principality Herald

Greetings denizens of the Northern Crown Principality (no we can't officially use North... it hasn't passed yet).
This month finds me still waiting for news of the name and device submission for our land. I will inform all as soon as I have news. On other matters, I find I am still in need of deputies. The list of deputies I need most at the moment are as follows:

Drop Dead Deputy - someone to fill in for me or take over should something unexpected occur in my life)

OP deputy - someone who is willing to keep track of awards and maintain the Order of Precedence)

These two are the most critical at this point in time. I also need a voice deputy and someone who can stand in for me at those events which I can't get to due to travel difficulties or health or some such.
On to other matters... As some of you may know, there is currently a project in development called the An Tir Roll of Arms. If you have a registered device, please go to the following website to see if it is there: http://badger.cx/heraldry/roll. If it is not, please send a .gif format picture that is 275 x 320 pixels in size to Badger at badger@badger.cx or get me the best picture you have and I'll draw it up and send it to Badger. Thanks. :-)

In service,
HL Li Ban ingen Echtigeirn MacNessa, GdS
Crown Principality of the North Herald
Argent, three horses in annulo sable.

From The Crown Principality Exchequer

All is well in the land of numbers. A reminder to all Branches: End of first quarter is March 31, 2002! My report to Kingdom is due April 15,2002... Your reports to me are due to me BEFORE then... Thanks and sorry for shouting...

In Service to the Dream
Mikhail Kurganovic
CP-North Exchequer

Now more importantly from our head of CP-North fundraising...

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From: Chairperson of Fundraising - HL Thora Golvik
Fund Raising

Quarterly report for Jan 2002 - March 2002

This last quarter has been quite productive, but we are still in need of raising funds. First, I would like to define what I think I am fund raising for. Please feel free to add your input to this. Second, I would like to list Donations and Pledges and Leave you with a figure of where we are. Third, I would like to talk about the future goals and pledges, and Fourth, I would like to bring up a few issues (People that have worked with me before will be familiar with "Thora's Thunderings") that I would like response on.

I believe that the fund raising I am doing is ultimately to get the Principality going. This includes regalia, travel funds, the first event, and possibly some long-term projects. With regalia the projects that I know of are as follows with me best estimates on the projects.
Coronets $2400
Heirs' Coronets $1000
Thrones $1000
Champions' Regalia $1000
Travel Fund $1000
First Event $3000
This totals for funds needed by the first event Aprox $10,000
There are other not so important items that will be needed eventually and I see funds started for those things such as a pavilion, trailer, etc. as follows
Separate fundraisers $5000

Money raised as to date with a recap of last year also is as follows.

2001 Donations:
Dreadgate - $100 US$
Lions Gate - $578.95
Lionsdale - $60.00
Einar Clan's Draw 2001 - $143

2002 Donations:
Lionsdale - $171
Shittimwood - $600 US$
Lions Gate (Baroness' Birthday tourney fighters wagers) - $53
Sticker Sales - $23.50
Kingdom A&S Comp. Concession - $74.00 US$ + $49.50
False Isle - $100
Einar Clan's Draw 2002 - $125 US$ + $1003.45

For the Purposes of reaching a Canadian dollar goal, I have used an exchange rate of $1.60 CAN = $1.00 US
US$ = $899 *1.60 = $1438.40 CAN+ $2182.40 = Grand Total of Fund Raising = $3620.80

There are two pledges that I don't have exact figures for
Seagirt - Heirs' coronets $1000 approx. They are specifically raising money for that and supporting the local artist who is creating the coronets.
Eisenmarche - Their Highness' Thrones $1000 aprox. They are specifically raising money for that and the money will be forwarded to the Exchequer.
If you include those two pledges we are over the half way point in what we need. This makes me very happy. I feel on target with what is needed and when. However, you won't catch me napping. Which leads me onto the next subject.

Third: Future ambitions for fundraising.
The Einar Clan has been doing very well with their draw and they have plans at this point at least five more draws
2) More groups have indicated that they intend to donate fund from specific events. I feel that it is time to call all the Seneschals again and find out how things are going.
3) I want to keep the awareness up of the populace and will be working with Mikhail to have something published in the Sentinel.
4) I have the beginnings of a few things that I may run at Clinton War this year; a politically correct kissing booth, get your picture taken in Sir Oak 's first Helm. If I get enough ideas for booths, I am thinking of running a medieval faire for one day.
5) I am hoping for the chance to travel and promote the Principality to as many Branches as possible in person.
6) In terms of the fund raising for the last group of items in part one (things like a pavilion and trailer.) I have been talking with Abu in Ramsgaard about doing Rhino Wear T-shirts with a Principality theme. This will take some seed money to get the project off the ground and dedicated people to sell them but I think that it would do well as a long-term fund-raiser.

Fourth: "Thora's Thunderings"
...On a happier note I am working with Aelana (A&S of the North) on getting a jump on thank you notes to our generous branches and groups. I was asked to do something for the artisans as well. There are currently 8 donor scrolls to be done, but there will be more. The scrolls are to be small enough to fit in a file folder as I am sure most group won't frame these and have them hanging on the wall of their Seneschals' home. So they are to be 9x12" with a " boarder the text for each will be short and their will be room for the Guardian and the Seneschal to sign them. They also must have the populace's badge somewhere on them. I have asked if Lionsdale would be willing to host some scriptoriums and we have the date of our first one happening on April 7th at 12:00pm at HL Juhara's house, which is in Fort Langley.
Anyone interested can call me for more info. These would be great for new scribes to try their hand at the work. If other areas would like to host other scriptoriums again they can contact me for more details.
Yours in service to the Dream,
32615 Bobcat Dr., Mission, B.C., V2V 5J8
Ph: (604) 826-5683
Email: thora77@hotmail.com

From the Northern College of Scribes

We have been charged with the creation and care of the new College of Scribes for the new Principality. These are the purposes and priorities of the College:

I. The (Northern) College of Scribes shall encourage and provide opportunities for all the peoples of the (North) to receive training and education in the scribal arts and sciences.
a) A (Northern) Scribal Symposium shall be held once a year to further this goal.

II. The (Northern) College of Scribes shall maintain a registry of scribes residing in the North.

III. The (Northern) College of Scribes shall provide scrolls as needed for the courts of Their Highnesses, the Prince and Princess of the (North).

IV. The (Northern) College of Scribes shall report quarterly to Sable Sable, Kingdom Scribe of An Tir, and endeavour to aid her in her duties wherever possible.

To further Section II of the mandate we are hoping that you, the scribes of this new Principality, will help support the College by participating in the following questionnaire and returning it to case@islandnet.com .

This information will be used to :
- provide an account of the number of active scribes in the North.
- tailor classes and teachers for the needs of local areas.
- develop a curriculum for the Northern Scribal Symposium
- coordinate resources for scroll assignments.
- help ensure scribes receive appropriate recognition for their work.

Our sincere thanks for all your help!

Yours, in Service
Maister Iago ab Adam
Maistresse Cecille de Beumund

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Northern College of Scribes - Registry Questionnaire

SCA Name:
Home Branch:
Kingdom Awards Received:
Preferred Title (if applicable):

Mundane Name:
Phone #:

Have you created scrolls for your local branch? Y N
Have you created scrolls for the University of Ithra? Y N
Have you created scrolls for the Kingdom of An Tir? Y N

What calligraphy hands are you comfortable using?

What illumination styles are you comfortable using?

What calligraphy hands would you be willing to teach?

What illumination styles would you be willing to teach?

What calligraphy hands would you like to learn?

What illumination styles would you like to learn?

Would you be willing to consider scroll assignment
from the College? Y N
- For Principality? Y N
- For Kingdom Y N

On a given scroll, would you prefer to do:
calligraphy only Y N
illumination only Y N
both calligraphy and illumination Y N

From the Board of Directors of The SCA, Inc.

Comments on any of the following are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

or: comments@sca.org

Position Available: President, SCA Inc.
The President is the principal executive officer of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. Duties include supervision of and/or interaction with all corporate and Society officers and the Milpitas office, communication with corporate officer applicants, and the fulfilling of requirements and special projects as given by the Board of Directors. Applicants must have the ability to meet quarterly reporting deadlines in a timely manner.
This is an unpaid position. Applicants must be able to travel to the quarterly Board meetings of the Society as necessary. Easy access to phone, mail and e-mail is required. Applicants must be paid members of the Society.
Please send your resumes, modern and SCA, to the corporate office, Resumes: President, SCA Inc., Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036, or via email to ea@sca.org, no later than June 1, 2002.

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The Board is considering the following Corporate Policies clarification. Please send your comments to GD Revisions, SCA Inc., Box 360789, Milpitas CA 95036, or email comments@sca.org, no later than July 1, 2002.

Proposed Revision to Corporate Policies of the SCA, Inc., Section VIII. (Policy on Alcohol) (proposed new language in ALL CAPS)
The following is not a change to existing policy; it merely places the existing policy of the SCA, Inc. into the Governing Documents so that it can be easily referenced.


"The use of any SCA funds for the purchase of potable alcohol, except for such quantities as may be necessary for cooking, is prohibited in the United States and its territories.
"Officers are not prohibited from serving alcohol; however, it must be done as individuals, and not as part of their official duties as officers.
"Officers are not prohibited from giving gifts of alcohol; however, it must be done as individuals, and not as part of their official duties as officers. Giving or receiving gifts of alcohol in court is not considered to be part of an officer's official duties."

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The Board is considering the following Corpora revision. Please send your comments to GD Revisions, SCA Inc., Box 360789, Milpitas CA 95036, or email comments@sca.org, no later than July 1, 2002.

Proposed revision to Corpora II.E., new subpoint 3 (Events - Duty to Enforce Requirements)
The purpose of this proposed change is to clarify the responsibilities of officers in dealing with modern law violations. This is not a true change to the rules of the Society; rather it is a clear statement of those rules.

"It is not the responsibility of any officer, including Crowns, to deal with violations of modern law. When asked to resolve situations that fall under the jurisdiction of modern authorities, it is the officer's responsibility to fully cooperate in referring such violations to the modern authorities."

A Catswing of Peers

DISCLAIMER: this list was garnered over many years in the SCA, some of it spent in the company of peers, not that they'll admit it. Be careful who you share this article with, or you may end up like me, a charter member of the WHFO Club (Since Steffano's Pel, I think I'm the Senior Member of the Club). Highly recommended supplementary reading is Baron Steffano's Guide to the Peerage. Your mileage may vary. Professional drivers on a closed course: this side up. The author of this article is not a member of any of these classifications and should not be considered to speak for anyone but herself. Her uniquely skewed perspective is hers and hers alone.

Briana Kassia,
(unOfficial Echbel Mhor na Seagirt)

The Laurels:
Paragons of artistry and research, these dedicated and detail-oriented gentles are the feathers on the peacock of the Dream. Laurels can come in many different subsets. Noted for their attention to detail, the more critical groupings are sometimes termed a Snit, a Nitpick, or a Smug, of Laurels.
More people are recognised for their creation of garb and accessories than any other period art or science, so it is only fitting that there should be a variety of terms of reference for Costuming Laurels, including a Preen, a Snip, and a Flamboyance.
Those recognised for their skill in embellishment are grouped together as an Ostentation.
Culinary arts produces its own subset of terms, such as a Measure, or a Pinch of Laurels. Brewing and Vintning Laurels can be grouped in a range of terms from a Nipperkin to a Barrel.
It is interesting to note that there are no collective nouns for Bardic or Performance Arts Laurels. It seems the largest unit of bardistry is the individual Bardic Laurel. This makes sense on a number of levels. If a group of bardic Laurels could in fact fit their egos into the same room for long enough, the only suitable term would, of course, be a Band.
For those who aspire to the Laurel, (the few, the proud, the Apprenti) only one term has come into any usage. Noted for their fussing after their Laurel, and their particular gift for inserting tab A (their foot) into slot B (their mouth), most especially in the unwitting company of those whom they admire most: more than one Apprentice should be called an Anxiety.

If Laurels are the feathers on the peacock of the dream, Pelicans are the peahen: without them, there would be no Dream, but they aren't the most flashy or visible part of the whole.
A Conspiracy of Pelicans is usually responsible for planning an event, a major achievement, or a political coup, is the one most heard. Likewise, a Crew of Pelicans is the set-up team for an event, and a Sweep or an Exhaustion of Pelicans is the takedown group.
Pelicans can also come in a larger group, such as a Worry, or a Dedication. Occasionally, due to their avian nature, they may be termed a Flock.
For those whose service thus far has earned them the guidance of a Pelican, again, only one term of reference has made its way into common usage, due to their having worked their tails off. A group of Proteges is correctly termed a Manx.

The Knighthood:
Fittingly, the Chivalry are the fighting spurs of the peacock. They come in a variety of groupings, depending on the state of sobriety of the bunch, and their general air of menace at the time. On the more threatening occasions, Knights may come in a Thump, or more formally, a Buffet. A pair of Knights heading for some mutual goal in tandem are to be correctly termed a Brace, whereas a row (or shield-wall) is a Chain of Knights. A large grouping should properly be termed a Girth of Knights, whereas a loud group ought to be called a Bluster. Lastly, after dark, more than three Knights together may be
quite happily grouped in a Keg.
For those who aspire to the Chivalry, their collective nouns are highly dependant on what sort of activity they are participating in. At a tournament, Squires are either a Trial or a Trouble. When under tutelage of their individual Knights, it is only natural that Squires should use take refuge in their numbers and form a School. Lastly, a group of older, accomplished Squires attending at court may be considered an Expectation.

Barons come in many sizes and many different kinds of groupings, but by far three terms have made their way into common usage, depending on locale. A Bar of Barons is not an unusual sight, but in court or on the warfield, a Blowhard of Barons is a more accurate term of usage.
For those few who have been recognised more than once, only one term fits. Any grouping of these may only be termed a Redundancy of Double Peers.
For those gracious and excellent few who have achieved thrones in any number, Counts belong in a Tally; whereas a group of Dukes may be termed either a Flotilla, or a Swagger. Those Ladies entitled to the strawberry leaves may be grouped together as an Inspiration of Duchesses.

Upcoming Events in the North

Spring Ithra Session, April 12 & 13, 2002
Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC)

The session is being held at Capilano College in North Vancouver BC Canada. There will not be an Ithra revel on the Saturday evening of the session. Instead, classes end early (4 pm) on the Saturday so then any who wish to can attend Baron Steffano's Birthday Feast [see below].
Pre-registration is required.
Amanda Kendal, ll92 Shavington St., North Vancouver, BC
Canada V7L lK9 (604) 988-0304

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The Cardinal's Birthday Bash, April 13, 2002
Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC)

I bring unto you word of festivity beyond any seen or imagined. On the 13th of April we will gather to feast and celebrate the birthday and twenty years of one Cardinal. (That darn Steffano). You will marvel at the delicacies and spice sensations that will fill your tastebuds with the exotic flavours of the Middle East, prepared by one benJoseph al Khabeelah.
The room is transformed into The Church in the Middle East. Colour and pageantry are all around. A tablero board graces the centre of each table as the would-be soon-to-be pope's game of choice. That's right, he's going for the papacy.
I encourage you all to come to this once in a lifetime event. The event will be in the Barony of Lions Gate, the site is in New Westminster (directions will be given to you with your ticket). Tickets are $20 Cdn and are available through Lady Antonella di Sicilia by email or by phone:
antonelladisicilia@yahoo.com or 604-841-3169

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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 pmacbrian@earthlink.net.
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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Fur & Feather Tavern, Apr 19-2, 2002
Dregate (Okanogan, WA)

The Fur & Feather Tavern is open to all April 19-21, but caters to rapier and bardic enthusiasts. All the steel you can eat...or serve your friends.
Rapier combat is featured during a "capture the flag" team tourney and street battles on Saturday. A War Crown-style tourney is Sunday. Erics are available for pick up fights.
The team tourney is in a maze with bleachers for spectators.
Mass combat takes place on three streets amongst numerous buildings, complete with alleys and murder holes perfect for general sneakiness.
Bring your Gerhard pistol! There is a tourney using the infamous rubber band guns in a shooting gallery.
Saturday night everyone moves to the tavern where you are given a bag of coins to purchase food, tip wenches or bards. The bardic competitor with the most coins wins the competition, same for competing wenches. There are period game and darts tourneys.
A rapier War Crown-style tourney is Sunday, with round robin fighting leading top fighters to single elimination until two are left to lead participants through war scenarios.

AUTOCRAT: Andrew Williams (mka Bill Stevenson), P.O. Box 4195, Omak, WA 98841, (509) 826-1395, billst@televar.com

SITE INFO: Okanogan County Fairgrounds, 175 Rodeo Trail Drive, Okanogan, WA 98840. Site opens April 19 at 5 p.m., closes April 21 at 3 p.m. and is discreetly damp. Site fee and feast ticket are $10 US. Children under 12 are $5 US. Make checks payable to SCA Inc. - Shire of Dregate.

DIRECTIONS: The fairgrounds are in Okanogan (North Central Washington), two hours north of Wenatchee and one hour south of Osoyoos, BC, on Highway 97. Take the northern Okanogan exit (west) marked for the Okanogan County Fairgrounds. Turn right (north) at the bottom of the hill onto Rodeo Trail Road. Follow the road for one mile. Site is on the left. Former site of two May Crown events.

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Ithra Session, April 27 & 28, 2002
Hartwood (Nanaimo, BC)

The Ithra Session and the Feast [see below] and Revel will be held at Beacon Christian School in Nanaimo.
Pre-registration is required
Registrar - Lillianne d'Escargot - mka Penelope Adams, 5135 Broughton Place, Nanaimo, BC Canada V9T 6L4 (250) 758-8976, email
OR Chancellor: Amanda Kendal, ll92 Shavington St., North Vancouver, BC
Canada V7L lK9 (604) 988-0304

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A Feast of Shakespeare, Apr. 27, 2002
Hartwood (Nanaimo, BC)

Hartwood is pleased to invite one and all to a celebration of day of birth!
When: April 27th, 2002 (he was born April 23, but he said it was permissible to hold the event a week late)
Where: Beacon Christian School (the same place the Hartwood Ithra is being held. Address and directions will follow)
Why: See above!
What: We will be offering a wonderful feast and celebration to all who wish to attend. We will have "murdered most fowl," (hens) as part of the feast, as well as many other succulent dishes. Entertainment will include music, dancing, and readings of the Bard's works.
Competitions include: best / most interesting codpieces or bumrolls, best presentation of a Shakespearean sonnet, and best self-written "Ode to the Bard"
All this will not cost a pound of flesh to attend! A mere $10 will reserve a place at our table!
Please contact Gillian Fayrefax at (250) 245-7227 to reserve tickets. I am not online and will have to rely on telephone to get your reservations. Feel free to call collect if necessary. Just say "feast tickets" as the name of the caller and I'll accept the charges.

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Early Britain Ithra, May 4-5, 2002
Appledore (Oliver, BC)

Early Britain Ithra is back! If your idea of fun is hanging around with a bunch of people in too much plaid, wool and WAY too much amber, you need to be here. If you can't even imagine saying, "is this too much jewellery?", you REALLY need to be here! And if you have any silent double consonants in your name, well, need I say more?
This is a camping session. Come prepared for cold nights. Food will be available for sale on-site.
HL Olwen Pen Aur (JoAnn Turner) RR#3 Site 30 C-12, Oliver, B.C., V0H 1T0, (250) 498-3084 (preferred e-mail) OR U.S. Mail: P.O. Box 1747, Oroville, WA 98844

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Bardic Revel, May 4, 2002
Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC)

Site: Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby, BC
Fee: Adults $6, Children 5-12 $3, Children < 5 arefree. Families $18 (immediate mundane family) Cheques should be made payable to 'Barony of Lions Gate'
Hours: 10:30am - midnight

Come attend our Annual Bardic Revel! We'll have games, dancing, bardic performances, A&S displays/contests, and of course some of the best socializing.
The A&S contests will include: Calligraphy & Illumination, Jewelry, Leather, Metal, Needle Arts, Wines Meads & Liqueurs, Wood, and other (bone, glass, ???surprise me). The populace will judge the A&S contests, except for Wines Meads & liqueurs.
Children's Contests are: Design A Shield and a Colouring Contest. Both will be organized on site.
Children's contests will be judged by the children.
The Bardic contests are: SCA Filk, Best duet, Brave New Bard, and Storytelling. The Bardic contests will take place throughout the day.
For fun, our Gamesmaster will be organizing a boule and a hunkerdown tournament.
Day food will be available for sale; please bring your own dinner.
Baron Gerhard will be conducting an auction to raise funds for the coronets for our upcoming Prince and Princess. This spectacle is not to be missed so bring your auction items and your readily disposable income.

Autocrat: HL John MacAndrew, 604-762-6402 (Lionsgater@yahoo.com)

>From the west: Hwy 1 east to Exit 32 Sprott Street. Left at stop sign, right at traffic light onto Kensington. Thomas is first street on your right. If you reach the overpass you've gone too far.
>From the east: Hwy 1 west to Exit 33 Kensington Avenue/Canada Way. Right onto Kensington. Thomas is first street on your left. If you reach the traffic light you've gone too far

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May Crown, May 17-19, 2002
Stromgard (Vancouver, WA)

Their Royal Majesties, King Wilam and Queen Siobhan, invite the gentlefolk of An Tir and the lands beyond to join them at the Clark County Fairgrounds, in the Barony of Stromgard for a Tournament in which the one most worthy to succeed to the Lion Throne will be decided in honourable combat. Contests for rapier,archery, and thrown weapons will add to the array of glories in noble An Tir. Equestrians, bring your lively steeds to meet in competition in the springtime meadows. Fighters, bring your banners to grace the eric. Merchants, display your wares to the admiration of all. For the young, Pied Piper activities await you.
What to Bring: Your own food and drink, camping & feast gear and garb. Gold Key will be on site. Site is discreetly moist, period containers recommended. Bring your own water -- there is limited water on site. Campfires above-ground only, further restrictions TBA depending on weather. There are nearby stores and restaurants offsite; food vendors will not be on site per Fairground policies.
Directions: Clark County Fairgrounds, 17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield, Washington (just north of Vancouver, Washington).
>From I-5 North and South, take exit #9 (Fairgrounds) and turn west onto 179th Street. Immediately turn south (left) onto Delfel Road. The entrance to the Fairgrounds is on the right. Site opens 12 noon May 17, closes 6 p.m. May 19.
Site Fees: Make checks payable to Barony of Stromgard, SCA, Inc. For SCA Members: $12 adult, $6 ages 6-15, free under age 6, family cap of $38 per legally related family. For Nonmembers: $15 adult, $9 ages 6-15, free under age 6, family cap of $48 per legally related family.
AUTOCRAT: Earl Sir Edward Ean Anderson (Ed Carthell), 17005 NE Grantham Road, Amboy, Washington (360) 247-5980
Merchantcrat: HL Rognvaldr Bassi (J. Levi Keith), 12210 NW 11th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98685 (360) 574-4813
Equestrian-crat: Aedan macSuibne (Michael McSwiney), 3047 NW Overlook Drive #1433, Hillsboro, OR 97124 (503) 531-1821

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Pas d'Armes, Jun 7-9, 2002
Ramsgaard (Kamloops, BC)

The Shire of Ramsgaard invites one and all to come and witness acts of great chivalry and honour at their first annual Pas D'Armes. June 7-9. All entrants are required to present a letter of intent on the day of the tournament and a banner to be displayed on the eric. There will be a William Marshal Woods Battle Tourney to raise funds for the Northern Principality.
In the evening there will be a Bardic Display open to all, in which all tournament entrants must perform or sponsor a bard in their name.
For the Fencers there will be a Fencing Tourney with the same requirements as the Pas d'Armes.
Do not let the requirements intimidate you. Come and show the chivalry and honour of the Northern Prinicapilty


Camping Event with lots of room for all.
Site Opens Friday June 7th @ 5:00pm.
Site Closes Sunday June 9th @ 5:00pm.
No Ground Fires, Fire Restrictions May be in Effect.
Discreetly Wet, All Mundane Alcohol Laws Strictly Enforced.

SERF FEES: $10.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Children 15 and under, Children under 8 free. Make Cheques Payable to the Shire of Ramsgaard

Autocrat Team:
Tariq abu Zayd: (Alan Graham) (250) 828-0251
Saif al Sirhan: (Chris MacDonald) (250) 377-8818

DIRECTIONS: Make your best way to Kamloops and follow all road signs to Sun Peaks Ski Resort. This will take you up Todd Road then follow SCA Signs to Dick Hart Memorial Park.

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Silver Whale Persona 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 a 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.
Ph: 250-388-6983 (no calls after 9pm please)

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Lionsdale Champions, June 14 - 16
Lionsdale (Chilliwack, BC)

Do you love a festival? Are you in need of a challenging fight or competition? Well, how about BOTH? Then you NEED to join the Canton of Lionsdale for our annual Champions Tournament, from June 14th to June 16th, you can witness the speed and prowess of heavy and rapier fighting, the accuracy and poise of light and archery tournaments, and the beauteous cunning of Arts and Sciences competition; then in the evening sit back and be entertained by Bards from around the Kingdom as they present their best works, all hoping to become one of Lionsdale's Champions!
Once again we have the fabulous Island 22 Equestrian Park, 45695 Cartmell Road Chilliwack BC.
Gate Opens at 4 pm Friday June 14th.
Site Closes at 4 pm (or when court is over) Sunday June 16th.
Site Fee is$10.00 for Adults (15+), $6.00 for Children (8 - 15) Children Under 8 are free (Make Cheques Payable to Canton Of Lionsdale)
Important Notes: Fire Restrictions May be in Effect; Bring Your Own WATER.
For More Information Contact the autocrat team:
Luther Magnus: luther_magnus@hotmail.com (Jason Isaak, 6496 Fern St Chilliwack BC Canada, V2R 1T6)
Dominiqua Perreira: dominiqua@shaw.ca
DIRECTIONS: Make your best way to Canada's Highway 1. Take Exit #119 North onto Yale Road. Turn right at the second set of lights (Airport Rd), then left onto Young St. Drive through town on Young, past Minter Country Gardens. Turn Left onto CARTMEL road. The equestrian park is on the left hand side of as you pass through a gate.

Because I can.....

Dexter Fess and the Sinister Chief of the Gules

Once a-pun a thyme the lowly herald Dexter Fess was travelling to visit his lady Annulet, and her sisters, Rose and Fleur-de- Lis who lived in the little seaside village of Nombril Point.
Maintaining he dancette pace, Dexter Fess rounded a bend in the road and sat down to soothe his pallet. He decided to have a crescent and engrail a Martlet that he had earlier impaled with a metal bar while crossing a field.
Dexter sat passantly, not in the least guardant when suddenly, before he nowed what was happening, he found himself embattled with the Sinister Chief of the Gules!
So base was this chief that he had run rampant emblazoning every field in the land!
Dexter did not turn cowardly. Instead, he maintained his cadency and displayed his strength.
Som of the Gules regarded Dexter and exclaimed: "He sable to bend metal bars!"
Then the Sinister Chief of the Gules showed his metal and rampantly charged Dexter. But Dexter counter-charged the Sinister Chief and overpowered him, thorwing him on his Flaunches and nearly impaled him. Dexter labeled the Chief cowardly, and at this the Sinister Chief paled. Hurriedly, he took a lozenge to prevent any invection.
Finding himself on the bordure of defeat the Sinister Chief became passant and forked over the pile of treasure that he maintained in an indented pale. He told Dexter not to fret over his sinsiter charges and was quick to azure him that he would nover basely charge him again, or cross him sinsterly.
The Chief wavyed Dexter back to the bend, but Dexter nowed that the Sinister Chief of the Gules was too base to maintain himself, and was probably ermine for another charge. Dexter nowed that you Canton-or the word of a Sinister Chief, so Dexter went back to the road saliently, and continued his gyvony to Nombril Point.

The Moral: NEVER trust Sinister Chiefs to their own devices

HL Michael Gwythir, AA, GdS (Shire of Silverthorne)
(Mka, Michael Mundy)
Reprinted form The Bunny Tales, Vol. VII, #6 (Jun/Jul AS 31)

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

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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: HL 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.

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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: Kjartan kraka (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: Ihon the Ominous (509) 486-4124
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: Lady Rowan (250) 992-7265
Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, BC)
Seneschal: HL Brokkr Aricsson (250) 727-7855
Shire of Shittimwoode (Bellingham - Whatcom CO., WA)
Seneschal: Floralyn, Fern of Dale (360) 384-0547
S. Giles College (University of Victoria, BC)
Seneschal: Bersi Cunningham (250) 519-0059
Shire of Tir Bannog (Smithers, BC)
Seneschal: Tewl Gover orth Kernow (250) 846-5290

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