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  {===========}         #71 May, AS XXXVII (2002, C.E.)

This is The eSentinel, a publication of the Crown Principality of Tir Rioga, 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 Guardians of the Crown Principality
- From The Lion's Blood Herald
- From The Kingdom Scribe's Office
- From Their Excellencies, Lions Gate
- From The Secretary of The NSCA
- Upcoming Events in the North
- Compendium of Resources

Event Calendar

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
28-30 Birthday Bash - Hartwood - Nanaimo, 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
13-15 September Revel - Dregate - Omak, WA
14-15 Days of Archery - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
14-15 Proposed Principality Date - North
27-29 Holmgang Tourney & Feast Krakafjord - Vernon, BC

12-14 Golden Swan - Appledore - Oliver, BC
19 Freeze-Off - Ramsgaard - Kamloops, BC

By The Light of A Northern Star....

Did I mention it is a time of great change?
We have been hit by more new things or changes to things that we perceived to be pretty much set in stone so quickly this last month that it takes a while for us to try to sort
them all out in our heads.
First, of course, was the dissolution of the Northern Principality Committee by The Crown. After over two years of being a part of our SCA lives up here, a lot of us had
gotten used to it. But it was time to pass the responsibility on to the Crown Principality Officers. Or to use someone else's analogy, we took off one of the training wheels and we're
seeing how stable we are. And if we can get to the finish line without falling down and breaking something.
Of course, we were just beginning to get used to this idea when the second bombshell went off. After over 25 years, the Kendals are stepping down as Baron and Baroness of Lions Gate. Inconceivable! But true.
Now, no-one really believes that Gerhard and Amanda are just going to fade into the sunset. They'll be around Amanda is not giving up her Ithra duties yet. And do you doubt that you won't see Gerhard marshalling at Clinton next year?
But a great change is coming, and Lions Gate and the rest of us in Tir Rioga are going to have to deal with this.
Yes, I said "Tir Rioga". That was the next thing. As you will read later in The Sentinel, the name "The North" was sent back by the Heralds. Which means that the second-place name is the one with which we are going to have become used to. After over ten years as "The North",
this is yet one more thing to try to get our brains wrapped around.
And bigger changes may yet be coming! As anyone who has been on The Cathedral Steps or Great Northern Road eMail Lists can and will tell you, things are happening at both the Kingdom and Society Levels. There are proposals before The BOD, and The Crown signed into Law a new Article Courts of Inquiry and Courts of Chivalry. Full documentation of these new Laws and the proposals before The BOD are far too lengthy for inclusion here in The Sentinel at this time but they are available on- line at the SCA and An Tir Web-sites.
What are we to do in such times?
Well, the military uses the phrase "adapt and overcome". It's not a bad motto, really. We humans are the most adaptable creatures on this planet. Even if we sometimes don't act like it.
This is not the time to wail and moan that a way of life is ending. Because it isn't. That will only happen if you allow it to. One of the three primary rules of The SCA is "Participate, don't just watch." Change is most bearable when you are involved with it. That way, you can more
properly see what the change is and how it will really affect you. Only then can you see if it is truly for the better or not.
But if you insist on sitting on the side-lines and do nothing, then you should expect to get wet from those waves of change. It's like voting in mundane elections you don't vote, you lose your bitching licence.
You don't get involved, you have no-one to blame but yourself if things aren't just the way you want them.
But hey!
Have fun while you're doing it.
Life isn't all "politics".
Lord Erasmus The Traveller, GdS

From the Guardians of the Crown Principality of the North.

Bulletin # 16 - Crown Principality of the North (Was: NPC bulletins)

It has come about that the King and Queen have disbanded the NPC, and wish their CP of the North to begin acting as though we are already a full Principality. This means that the CP Officers will be handling the duties of the ex-NPC, with two additional deputies who report to the Seneschal. Mistress EB is tasked with the finishing touches on the Principality petition, and Countess Morgaine is handling the details required for ensuring we have adequate regalia.
The subcommittees with work still on the go will shift their reporting to the applicable CP officer.
This means that the proposed principality workings are going to be tested to see how they work, such as the reporting structure and the laws, for instance. This does not mean that the Guardians have been made Prince and Princess! The Guardian's role is essentially one of communicating the Crown's word to their populace in the North, carrying out the Crown's instructions, and advising the Crown of the wishes of the populace of the North and the traditions of the North. The Guardians do not make decisions: That is for the Crowns (our current Prince and Princess), and the First Prince and Princess.
We and the Crown, who are also our Prince and Princess, thank the NPC for their hard work that has brought the CP of the North to the point where the CP of the North is trusted to function as
a full Principality while we await the passing of our name and device, and the first Coronet tourney.
If you have questions about what is happening, or would like to offer to help, please contact the CP Seneschal, HL Ljotr Einarson, the Guardians (Jarl Sir Hwolf and Lady Zelda of Jorvik), or the CP officers or deputies. The heads of the subcommittees who are still working on things are now the deputies of the applicable officers. Contact information is published below.

While we don't have the official letter, we have been informed that the name "The North" will not pass due to a rule that says if it's in the Encyclopaedia Britannica, then it fails the process. So Tir Rioga is now in the submission process. The device must await the passing of
the name, but so far it has not been rejected.

The CP of the North has the following dates that will form our calendar of coronets and investitures once we are a full principality:
14-15 Sept 2002 Five Champions Tournament. There will be more details on this later.
23-24 Nov 2002 - will be an investiture in the future. We are still going to have an event on this date, even if we aren't a full principality yet.
26-27 Apr. 2003 - this will be a Coronet, if we are a full Principality by this time (we probably will be). Otherwise, it will be a second scourge tourney (As per the King, we are to hold the Scourge tourney every six months as of this September, 2002, until we hold our first coronet. More on this will be sent out later, in a bulletin concerning the Heavy Championship at Five Champions).
Assuming we are a Principality by this time, then the following events will be held:
14-15 June 2003 - Summer Investiture
13-14 Sept. 2003 - Fall Coronet Tournament
22-23 Nov. 2003 - Winter Investiture

The petition was submitted to the King and Queen at Kingdom A & S, and was accepted. But the King requested a few modifications, which should be done as this Bulletin goes out. The King's request for the modifications does *not* mean he rejected the petition, he just wanted the modifications before it goes to the Society Seneschal.
If you have questions about this process, please contact Mistress EB, the Seneschal's Deputy for the Principality Petition.

The event will be held Sept 14-15, 2002. The site will be announced as soon as the details are worked out.
As for the Championships - they will be run by the current champions. The current champions need to forward their proposed criteria to the CP Seneschal, HL Ljotr Einarson, and the Guardians,
Jarl Sir Hwolf and Lady Zelda of Jorvik, as the criteria need to be checked against the proposed Principality laws.

Many people are wondering what will happen when the BoD gives us the word that they have approved our petition.
While things will depend on the wishes of the reigning Crowns, and any other factors that are beyond our knowledge or control, this is a general summary of the usual way things go (Big Disclaimer in other words, so please don't yell at us if it turns out a bit different).
1) The official word goes to the King and Queen of An Tir.
2) The King and Queen of An Tir will make the official announcement to the populace at the next Royal Court (if they're holding it, it's a Royal Court). No one else is to announce this except the Crowns.
3) At that time, the Crowns will also tell us the date we must hold the first coronet tourney by. Usually, it is the soonest date that allows us to put copy in the Crier. We must do our best to meet this date. This the tradition according to what was asked of the other two An Tirian Principalities.
The planning for this falls to the same officers who are responsible for holding our CP events; the CP Seneschal and his deputies, who will secure a site, arrange for an autocrat team, etc. Since we know that it will be a mad rush once the announcement is made, plans are already in motion to arrange as much as possible beforehand. More details will be announced in a later bulletin, as we know more.

Please contact the following people. Please note: not all people have email access, and if they do, not all check their email every day. If you require an urgent answer, please telephone the person if possible.
In light of the fact we are now practising to be a full Principality, please include the Guardians in reports and other pertinent communications. While we cannot make the decisions, we
can take things to Their Majesties for them to decide upon. And since we also must be able to answer Their Majesties questions about the North, we need to know what is going on.
(The CP Officers are not listed here, as they are listed in the Sentinel and on the CP of the North's website. If you would like their contact information included in these bulletins in the future, please contact the Guardians.)

The Guardians of the Crown Principality of the North:
Jarl Sir Hwolf Einarson and Zelda of Jorvik (Keith and Zelda Unger),
#34 17706 60th Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 1V2; (604) 574-7634 (before
9:30 pm - sleeping baby); <jarlhwolf@hotmail.com> and

The Seneschal of the CP of the North
Ljotr Einarson (Mitch Steck), 1205 25th Ave, Vernon BC V1T 7L5
250-542-6988, <ljotr@shaw.com>

The Seneschal's Deputy for the Principality Petition
Elizabeth Braidwood (Donna Hrynkiw), 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

The Seneschal's Deputy for the Principality Regalia
Morgaine Brigantia (Liz Frick), 14942 92A Avenue, Surrey, BC. V3R
7A5, 604-588-3558 (No calls after 10pm or Sundays after 9pm),

The Exchequer's Deputy for Fundraising
Thora Golvik (Christine Larson), 32615 Bobcat Dr., Mission, BC, V2J
5J8, 604-826-5683, <thora77@hotmail.com>
From The Lion's Blood Herald

[except from the Letter of Notification, April 5, 2002]

"The Administrative Handbook of the College of Arms for the SCA, Inc., Section III.A.5., pertaining to the protection of non-SCA names reads as follows:

Names of Significant Geographical Locations Outside the Society - A geographical location will be considered significant if it is associated with important administrative, social, political or military events (e.g.. a capital city, the site of a major treaty or battle, etc.) Geographic locations will generally be considered significant if they appear in standard references such as an encyclopedia. Generic descriptive names outside the Society will not be protected except where the name is immediately associated with a single significant location.

Unfortunately, The New Encyclopaedia Britannica 15th edition has an entry for "North, the" defined as "northern United States historically identified as the free states that opposed slavery and the Confederacy during the Civil War."

Per the section of the Administrative Handbook included above, this must be considered a protected non-SCA significant geographical location. Previous to the current Administrative Handbook, locations considered to have generic names were not so protected by the SCA. . .

. .

Having no name with which to submit it, the device . . . . must also be returned at this time."

[The letter does not refer to us as the CP of the North, but the CP of Tir Rioga]

From The Kingdom Scribe's Office

Sable Sable (the Scribes office) is in the final stages of completing a new scribes' handbook. Any input or related information is requested NOW. You can check out the scribes page at: http://www.antir.com/scribes/index.html Comments appreciated.

POPULACE: If you are looking for a scroll or a charter that you have not received, you can also look on the website for information before making a request. Find out what's different between scrolls and charters and who to contact.

ALL SCRIBES READ THIS: If you are a scribe, I must know what kingdom assignments you have. That's anything from Award of Arms and court barony to ducal scrolls. Even if Lord X asked you himself I must know so that I don't reassign the scroll. I also must know when you have completed a scroll so we can get it signed and sealed. NOTE: The scribes office is responsible for this, not the scribe.
If you move or change your email address, please send that to me too. This goes for recipients. If I can't reach a recipient, I don't assign a scroll.
If all goes well, we'll have the new scribes handbook available at July coronation.
In service
Companion Celdae the Seeker, Sable Sable

From Their Excellencies, Lions Gate

Unto our friends, the people of Lions Gate and Lionsdale, and our friends everywhere;
We have decided to step down from the baronial seats, and relinquish them to others.
For more than a quarter-century, we have basked in the wonder that is Lions Gate. Now however, it is time for other hands, other minds, other voices to steer that wondrous ship that is Lions Gate and Lionsdale, and to help fulfil the promise of the Kingdom of An Tir and the new Principality.
There is no rancour in this decision, it is simply time to make the decision, rather than have it made for us or made in a hurry. No one has asked us to step down, and health is not a factor in our decision. It's simply time.
Over the years, we have watched the Barony accomplish much and we have been privileged to grow and learn with it. Now, we choose to step down while we are hale and hearty and able to enjoy ourselves even more, but in different ways. And to do this on our own schedule. We will still be members of the Barony. We will still come to Baronial events, and enjoy ourselves, much as we have in the past. We will continue to attend events in and support the Crown Principality, the Kingdom of An Tir and the Society at large.
Amanda will continue to be Regent and Chancellor of the University of Ithra.
There is a formal process for choosing our successors and we shall be following this to the best of our and our officers' abilities. We ask that you now begin considering whom amongst you would serve best as Baron and Baroness. Or Baron alone. Or Baroness alone. Whoever you eventually choose will have the best job in the Known World.
Thank you for the privilege of being Baron and Baroness of the Greatest Barony in the Kingdom.
It's been a pleasure.

Gerhard Kendal and Amanda Kendal
Baron and Baroness Lions Gate

From the Board of Directors of The SCA, Inc.

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas, CA 95036

You may also email 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.


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."


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."

From The Secretary of The NSCA

No more waivers to sign at events!
Yes, it's true. Just sign up with the NSCA and you won't have to sign an NSCA waiver at NSCA events til next year. Of course, if you aren't a member of the SCA, Inc., you'll still have to sign one of their waivers. (We never said it was a perfect world.)
Wait! There's more!! Join the NSCA for a paltry $5.00 per year, and you get out-of-country travel insurance free when you go to an event south of the border! And that can save you hundreds or thousands of dollars if you're injured while going to or being at an event outside of Canada. Of course, you will need to inform your local NSCA representative or the NSCA President which event you are going to and when.
Sign up now, through one of the NSCA Board members (listed below), or through your local NSCA Representative.
Don't delay! Do it TODAY!
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the NSCA was held on March 24, 2002. Members are reminded that all 2001/2002 waivers and memberships have expired. Membership forms and year-long waivers are available from the NSCA Board Members, or from your local NSCA Representative.
Should you have any questions regarding the NSCA, please feel free to contact any member of the NSCA Board of Directors listed below.

President Nancy J. M. Stevens, 1192 Shavington Street, North
Vancouver, BC, V7L 1K9, (604) 988-0304, email:

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

Secretary Elaine McMillan, 202 - 4630 Evergreen Lane, Delta, BC
V4K 2W5, (604) 952-0452, email: emcmillan64@hotmail.com

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

Member-At-Large Robert Nicholls, 6073 - 194A Street, Surrey, BC
V3S 7L3, (604) 534-7124, email: rnicholls@acro.ca

Upcoming Events in the North

SeaLion War, May 11-12, 2002
Lions Gate (Chilliwack, BC)

Across the waters the sounds of war drums can be heard getting louder and louder... Sea Lion War is on the horizon... It is being held by Lions Gate at Island 22 Equestrian Park in the Shire of Lionsdale (Chilliwack, B.C.) on May 11-12. The site will open Friday May 10, 2002 at 5:00pm.
This site was built as an Equestrian Park, so it does have some advantages, the ground is drier due to a layer of gravel below the grass and dirt, it is treed, has blackberry bushes and is fairly isolated, being surrounded on 3 sides by water... Small children should be looked after because of the water hazard. Now since the war is in May we all know the chance of rain... above ground fires are allowed... We have the whole park for this event with lots of different areas for war scenarios, hill battles, wood battles...
This site is Discretely Damp. Period containers are a must. Kingdom and Canadian Liquor Laws concerning alcohol/drug policies will be followed, especially concerning under-aged drinking...
Island 22 has potable water. But as this is a large event, BRING WATER, and the drive to town is not that far... we will be supplying the water bearers with water and the Chirurgeons with water.
Parking in designated areas only.
Site Fees: Adults and Teens - $10.00 Canadian, $7.00 US; Children and Young People - ages 6 - 12 - $5.00 Canadian, $4.00 US. Those 5 years and under - free. Family Cap of $25.00 Canadian. There is no merchants fee.
War Points
3 Archery Matches for 1 point
3 Rapier Battles for 1 point
3 Fully Armoured Battles for 1 point
Arts Point The Arts point will be the best personal pennant, with the stipulations that it must be able to fly, must not exceed the dimensions of 25 inches and 70 inches and that it must represent an individual, not a group. Pennant - a long narrow flag tapering to a point or a swallowtail or a rounded swallowtail.
Sciences Point The Sciences point will be the best reconstruction of an archaeological find, as it would have appeared in its own period of use. Each entry should be accompanied by a photograph (can be a photocopy of a photograph) of the original artifact, and the documentation should be as detailed as possible, including such information as location of discovery, current location, actual dimensions, materials etc. This is meant to be a replica work, and documentation is required for entry.
Best Decorated Costco Pavilion: Contact Baroness Amanda
Bardic Filk: Contact Baroness Padraigin.
There will be some Ithra classes during the event. Registration will be on site. Contact Baroness Amanda for information.
Autocrat - Baroness Padraigin <podonnell@shaw.ca>podonnell@shaw.ca>
Merchant autocrat - Lady Genevieve Barbota of Gryphonshold <dragonward@shaw.ca>
Make your best way to Canada's Highway #1 (the Trans- Canada). Heading East or West, depending on where you are coming from, drive toward Chilliwack.
From the West (Vancouver, Abbotsford, Sumas, Aldergrove, etc) - take the Chilliwack Exit that is labelled "Chilliwack Airport". This is the second turning in a two part exit (#119). (I cannot put signs on the highway as the ministry of highway will remove them!) This will put you on Yale Road. The first light you will come to is a from the left intersection only. Drive through it. The second light is AIRPORT ROAD. Turn Right. Go across the Railroad tracks to the light at YOUNG ROAD and turn left. Follow Young Road through town and past Minter Country Gardens, then start looking for Cartmell Road on the left. There is a small Blue sign that directs you to Island 22. Turn left onto CARTMELL ROAD. The equestrian park is on the left hand side after you pass through a gate... please drive slowly down the gravel section of Cartmell as we wish to retain the goodwill of all who live there and use the park!
From the East (Hope, the Interior of BC, etc) - Take the Young Road exit. Turn right onto YOUNG ROAD. Follow the directions from "follow Young Road", as above, to the site.

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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
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 <eridu@pacifier.com>
Merchantcrat: HL Rognvaldr Bassi (J. Levi Keith), 12210 NW 11th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98685 (360) 574-4813 <j.l.keith@xo.com>
Equestrian-crat: Aedan macSuibne (Michael McSwiney), 3047 NW Overlook Drive #1433, Hillsboro, OR 97124 (503) 531-1821 <aurak@cybcon.com>

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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., BRING YOUR
OWN WATER, Discreetly Wet, All Mundane Alcohol Laws Strictly

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

Autocrat Team:
Tariq abu Zayd: (Alan Graham) (250) 828-0251 <4_grahams@telus.net>
Saif al Sirhan: (Chris MacDonald) (250) 377-8818 <wctctech@ocis.net>

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 -10, 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 (see Newcomers Event below). 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.

tatiana-seagirt@shaw.ca Ph: 250-388-6983 (no calls after 9pm please)

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Newcomer's Event, June 8, 2002
Crickstow-on-Sea (Victoria, BC)

On June 8th the Port of Crickstow-on-sea will host it's first NEWCOMER'S EVENT. This is an event designed to showcase a large selection of the SCA activities without the stigma attached to a lot of the established tournaments and competitions. It is planned to allow old timers to come out and just have fun while showing the new people everything they like to do. Please come out and support this effort to simply have a fun filled day of medieval fun. Happening coincidentally is the Barony of Seagirt's Annual Silver Whale Persona Competition. Come out and support the candidates as they strive to perfect their characters and personas to a much higher level than
Activities will include Archery, Bardic, Fully Armoured and Rapier competitions and demonstrations.
Site: Camp Barnard Boy Scout Camp, Sooke BC (The site of many a SeaLion War)

Site Fee:
Weekend: Adults $9.00; Children (12-17) $4.00
Per Diem: Adults $5.00; Children (12-17) $2.50

Victoria - Take Hwy #1 north. Take the Colwood exit onto Sooke Rd. Continue below.
Swartz Bay Terminal - Travel south on Pat Bay Hwy. Take McKenzie Ave exit to Hwy #1. Turn right onto Hwy #1. Continue below.
Up Island - Travel south on Island Hwy, After exiting the Malahat take the Colwood Exit. Stay on Goldstream until your first set of lights. Turn Right on Jacklin and follow to Sooke Rd. Turn Right onto Sooke Rd. Continue below.
Follow Sooke Rd to Sooke, BC (40 min). Turn right onto Otter Point Rd (the ONLY set of lights in Sooke). Stay on Otter Point Rd for about 5 km. Take right on Young lake Rd and follow to Camp Bernard (3130 Young Lake Rd). The SCA is in the Back of the camp.

Autocrat: HE James Llewellyn ap Gruffyd; (250) 995-8526; email <tpilcher@shaw.ca>

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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

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) or 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.

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Bride of PJ Party - PJ Party III, June 21-23, 2002
Appledore (Oliver, BC)

The Appledore Champion and Champignon will be decided here!! At Skunk Hollow, Appledore (Oliver, BC). Site opens Friday June 21 at 3:00 pm. Closes Sunday June 23 at 3:00 pm. The Site is Discretely Damp, so act accordingly. All Mundane laws are enforced.
Cost: Adults $12 (includes feast!) 13 to 18 and seniors (age, not marshalls) $10; 6 to 12 $6; Under 6 free! All site fees include feast!

The Champion will be decided from the overall score from 6 competitions Archery, Armoured Combat, Arts, Bardic, Rapier and Sciences. A seventh competition will be ongoing in case of a tie.
Winning first place in an event gains 5 points, a second gains 3 points, and a third gains 2 points. Entrants will receive one point for each event entered and a point will be awarded for entering all six events. The Appledore Championship will be awarded to the highest point total. In the event of a tie in overall points, the entrants will be judged on their inspirational behaviour during this event. The decisions of the judges are final.
Arts: Theme Beading or other embellishment with beads. Remember Documentation Counts!
Sciences: Tourney chests/Baskets (mundanely know as Medieval Suitcases). Again, Documentation Counts.
A catered feast is planned for Saturday Evening and is included in your site fee.
We will be choosing our Shire Champignon on Sunday afternoon in a Wacky Weapons Tournament. Skunk Hollow Pond should be available for use weather permitting. Be sure to supervise your children at all times around the pool.
Don't forget your pj's! Middle Eastern and Asian Costume Theme!
Watch for Horse Races between bouts at the Eric. Feel free to bring your own hobby horse to enter the races.
Merchant's row will be available, contact the autocrat for space reservation.
Pied Piper Activities will be available and a schedule will be on site for your convenience.
Make your way to Oliver on Highway 97. From either north or south, go through the first set of lights. At the next corner, where the Chevron station is located (348th Ave.) turn east (left from the north, right from the south). Go all the way to the bottom of the hill, where the road turns right and becomes 91st. St. Stay on 91st. St. for about 2 blocks until you come to a carwash on the left. Turn right onto a gravel road. The site is the first house on the left at the bottom of the hill. There will be signs. Map available at: http://www.geocities.com/appledore_shire/PJpartysite.html

Autocrat Kestrel de Glynnerie
Deputy Autocrat: Phoenix
Deputy's Deputy: Isobel <isobel@otvcablelan.net>

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

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Branches of The Crown Principality of Tir Rioga

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: Lord Kjartan kraka (250) 335-1599
Port of Crickstow-on-Sea (CFB Esquimalt, BC)
Seneschal: HE 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: HL 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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