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  {===========}         #72 June, AS XXXVII (2002, C.E.)

This is The eSentinel, a publication of the Crown Principality of Tirioga, 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....
- Crown Principality Communique
- From The Crown Principality Seneschal
- From The Crown Principality Herald
- From The Kingdom Calendar Deputy
- From the Board of Directors of The SCA, Inc.
- Things To Do
- Upcoming Events in the North
- Because I can...
...Dexter Fess and the Sinister Chief of the Gules
- Compendium of Resources

Event Calendar

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
5-7 Troll Stomp - Frozen Mountain - Nelson, 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
13-15 CP Champions' Tournies - Danscombe - Kelowna, BC
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

2 Baronial Banquet - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
16 Bard & A Banquet - Lionsdale - Chilliwack, BC
16-17 Grand Ithra - St. Giles - Victoria, BC
23 Feast of St. Catherine - Eisenmarche - Coquitlam, BC
23-24 CP Rapier Championship - Tir Rioga

By The Light of A Northern Star....

This is a partially re-written piece that was originally posted to The Cathedral Steps back in Sept., 2000. Sad to say, but one of the reasons I'm bringing it back is that nothing seems to have changed that much since then.....

When I got involved in The Society quite a few years back, I overheard a number of people who had been here long before me saying things like, "Courtesy seems to be a dying thing," and other such things that we have heard put on The Steps whenever someone starts talking about "The Good Ol' Days." With each successive increase in our numbers, that refrain becomes louder and louder, yet is heard by less and less. Hell, I heard those things, long ago in the MidRealm, in the years before Ealdormere was created a Crown Principality.
Well, let's look back at the last ten or fifteen years and ask:
Whatever happened to speaking forsoothly?
When did we stop being our personas and just being people who dress in medieval clothing?
How often these last three or four years have we heard repeatedly about the lack of chivalry: You know, not opening doors for a gentle (male or female) who has their hands full, or the lack of help for people trying to put up their tents in the evening, even though there are lots of people standing around watching?
Why have incidents of underage drinking not only become more prevalent, but medically more serious?
What has happened that some of the people we "old coots" were complaining about just five years or less ago are now making the same complaint?
One big reason is that in the last five years -- FIVE YEARS -- The SCA has nearly doubled its size. Not in paying memberships, oh no; but have you looked -- really looked at the growth in the size of our events. And the numbers of them?
And a very large number of these people are young folk, anywhere between 15 and 25. No doubt about it, just look around you at the next major event in your area. Now, statistics tell us that if you increase a population size, particularly in a specific age group, there are going to be more incidents involving that age group. Not right, not wrong, just observation.
When Baron Steffano said, "SCA people don't end up in the ambulance - mundanes who happen to have been wearing costumes do," I understood what he was trying to say.
We have failed.
We have let the education of our newcomers fall so far below the bar, that there are a lot of people out there who don't know about our history, traditions and "unwritten rules", and a good amount of them probably don't care. As has been said on more than one occasion: "They are just looking for a place to party where they know they are unlikely to get hassled by the cops."
We are not -- as has often been noted -- being a Chatelaine when we are needed. And we are needed every day. We grew so much and so fast in these last few years, that we didn't even see it happening. Want to know how fast? Just a little (very little) over five years ago, there were
two branches on Vancouver Island, Seagirt and Hartwood. Total playing population, around 100. Today, there are five full branches, and one trying to get to incipient status . Total playing population? Over 250. And this is a relatively remote location, people!!!
What were we doing, us "old timers?" A bunch of us were working our buns off, as we have been doing since we got started. Some had to pay a little more attention to our mundane lives, since we were now getting to the point in our lives where those pesky mundane matters, like jobs and child-rearing, were much more demanding than putting together a new outfit for 12th Night.
We blinked. We missed it.
And now, some of us are having problems with it.
There are more than a few "old timers" from ten, fifteen and twenty-plus years ago who have gotten pretty cynical about how things look to them; others have gotten bitter, and it shows. Some are just as confused as hell about how things could have gotten this way. And others are still working like hell trying to make a go of Our Game, make it work the way it used to, and are running into unforseen walls.
Just look around your own branch they're probably old friends. I agree with Steffano when he says that the example of underage drinking is merely systematic of a much deeper problem within Our Society, and Our Kingdom. As usual, it probably boils down to poor -- or lack of -- education and communication, but there are other extenuating circumstances that make it more than just that.
We have lost our way, I fear, and we mouth these wonderful platitudes about duty, chivalry, honour, courtesy and all the rest. But we may just be fooling ourselves. If they had really meant that much, we would have imparted them onto our successors in The Society, who would have done the same with their successors, and I would bet we wouldn't have as great a problem as we may be seeing.
Granted, with the speed and the numbers of our growth, there was also probably no humanly possible way of making sure that everyone "got it."
Remember that courtesy is something that we are supposed to be about. We can't teach it to these newcomers if we're not practising it.
And maybe that is where the whole damn problem started from, anyway....

Lord Erasmus The Traveller, GdS
Crown Principality Communique
Five Champions Becomes Four Coronet Events

As we steadily move toward full principality status, one of the steps we'll be taking this winter is moving to the Coronet event schedule. This includes retiring the single Five Champions event in favour of choosing the Crown Principality Champions throughout the year at the various Coronet events -- much like An Tir chooses its Champions.
To refresh your memories, when we become a principality, we'll be following this schedule:

Spring Coronet Tournament & Arts & Sciences Championship:
Weekend of the last Saturday of April (unless
this date falls on Easter weekend, then the
previous weekend.)

Summer Investiture & Heavy Combat Championship:
Weekend of the second Saturday of June.

Fall Coronet Tournament & Bardic and Archery Championships:
Weekend of the second Saturday after Labour
Day (Labour Day is the first Monday of September).

Winter Investiture & Rapier Championship:
The weekend before U.S. Thanksgiving
(U.S. Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday
of November)

To ease us into that schedule, the following has been determined:
There will be no Five Champions event this June. Instead, a slightly modified Five Champions event will take place on the Fall Coronet Tournament date; this year, that's Sept. 14-15 2002. At this event there will be Championship competitions for Arts & Sciences, Bardic, Archery, and Heavy; there will also be a Rapier Prize Tournament, but not a Championship. (Keep reading, it'll become clear in a moment.)
Important: From this point onward and until we become a full principality, the Heavy Championship Tournament will be held in the place of the Coronet Tournament on the Coronet Tournament dates (about every six months).
On Nov. 23-24, 2002, at what would otherwise be our Winter Investiture, we'll hold our second event on the new schedule and it will feature the Rapier Championship. From now on, the Raper Championship will be held at each Winter Investiture event.
On April 26-27, 2003, the date for our Spring Coronet Tournament event, we'll hold the Arts & Sciences Championship. From now on, the Arts & Sciences Championship will take place at each Spring Coronet Tournament event.
June 14-15, 2003 - Summer Investiture: If we are a principality by this point, this event will include a Principality Heavy Championship Tournament. If not, we'll find some other excuse to get together and have a good time.
Sept 13-14, 2003: Fall Coronet Tournament. Bardic and Archery Championship Competitions. And if we are not a principality by this date, the Heavy Championship Tournament.

Mistress Elizabeth Braidwood
Seneschal's Deputy for the Principality Petition

From The Crown Principality Seneschal

Things are moving along as can be expected, with the wait for approval of our Name and Device. Presently this is the major hold up. Once our name is approved, we will be going great guns. So, even if it looks like there isn't much doing, there is, and hopefully we will be able to dig in and proceed further very soon.
I must harp again on reports. It is imperative that all Officers report to their Crown Principality officers and consistently report. Our bid for Crown Principality can be rejected if our reporting schedule is not consistent. Some Seneschals report that their officers do not know who to report to. They report to their Branch Seneschal and their Principality Officer. It is that easy. I receive their reports from their branch seneschal and their Principality Officer. As the CP Chirurgeon is fond of saying, even if the report says "nothing happened", send it!
There will be a pseudo- 5 Champions tourney, hosted by Danescombe in Sept. Further details will be forthcoming under separate cover in the near future [see above - ed.]. Keep your eyes peeled for this important piece of information.
Also, The office of Crown Principality Exchequer is available as of 1 Jul 02. Interested parties should forward a resume to the Seneschal of the Crown Principality of the North and the Kingdom Exchequer.

Yours in Service,
Ljotr Einarsson AA MI JL
CP of Tir Rioga

From The Crown Principality Herald

This month I actually have some news which might interest you...
First of all, I would like to congratulate Yolande Chastellain and Gara of Lions Gate on becoming my OP deputies. They will be in charge of creating and maintaining a database of awards. Heralds, if you are in charge of a court where awards are given, please send a list of presented awards, the event at which they were presented, and the date of the event to either of these good gentles or to myself.
On the other hand, I still need a drop-dead deputy for myself. Given where I live this position is critical for me. For most of the year, I am unable to get to the majority of events in the Principality due to distance and travel difficulties. Please, if you have any interest at all, consider taking on this position. I desperately need a deputy who can make it to those events (even some of them) that I can't. Thank you.
As no doubt most of you are aware, the name "the North" was returned for conflict with the "north" of the American Civil War. We have thus the name "Tir Rioga" for consideration by the An Tir College of Heralds. Should "Tir Rioga" be returned as well, then there is always the possibility of appealing the decision on "North". Bear with me, there will be an end to this, I promise...
That's about it for now... if you are a herald and aren't a commentor already, please consider becoming a commentor on the An Tir Internal Letter of Intent (contact Teceangl Lions Blood for a copy). It's a great way to hone your conflict checking skills and get more familiar with the rules and the way documentation for names works...

In service,
Lady Li Ban ingen Echtigeirn MacNessa, GdS
Northern Crown Principality Herald

From The Kingdom Calendar Deputy

Just a brief reminder to all Autocrats and branch Seneschals. The CALENDAR DEPUTY position HAS CHANGED HANDS.
Please check the Crier for addresses, etc. All forms must be hard copy originals, completed, and MUST be under signature of the group's current warranted Seneschal. Also keep in mind the crucial date I go by is POSTMARK. If you get your forms in the mail before the deadline, I still have time to process it. It is almost never necessary to use priority mail or some other special class. I will confirm all date reservations by e-mail. If you need hard confirmation, please include a SASE.
I realize there is some confusion now there is no tier system or Regions.... feel free to question.

Pyotr Constantinovich
Kingdom Calendar dude
10224-123rd St. Ct. E., #3
Puyallup, WA
(253) 845-0375

From the Board of Directors of The SCA, Inc.

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."


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."

Things To Do
By Aldreada.

A while ago I was sorting through old files and found something that seems rather timely, given some of what has occurred lately on The Cathedral Steps. From internal evidence, I'd guess that I originally wrote this in late summer 1988, while I was the Seneschal of the Incipient Royal Principality of An Tir. We'd had a bit of a stormy patch, and I'd gotten a little browned off at some of what was happening. I put this together for my own benefit, but passed it along to a bunch of other people. I think the items are in the order that I thought of them as opposed to some sort of hierarchy of value.


Lately, I've noticed that a lot of people in Avacal are finding life in the
current Middle Ages a little ... not dull, of course, but perhaps a little
unsatisfactory. So, I put on my thinking cap and came up with a few suggestions. Please add to the list if you wish to do so.

1. Read a book by an author from your period.
2. Learn to play a new period game and then teach it to
others in your group.
3. Cook a period meal for yourself once a month.
4. Take on an office and work hard at it.
5. Retire from any office you've held for 2 years or
6. Learn to write a period hand.
7. Make a favour for someone you admire and present
it to him/her.
8. Learn to bake or brew.
9. Make yourself a nice tunic for Twelfth Night.
10. Embellish your persona's history.
11. Attend a performance of Shakespeare with others
of your group - dressed in Garb.
12. Go to an event in a Barony/Shire/Canton you have
never visited before.
13. Host out-of-town visitors for a local event.
14. Sponsor a contest.
15. Take an Ithra Class.
16. Give a talk at Arts & Sciences
17. Enter a contest.
18. Recommend someone for an award.
19. Help out with something you've never done before
at an event.
20. Participate in a Demo.
21. Do something SCA once a week.
22. Attend the business meetings.
23. Get warranted as a marshal/herald/chirurgeon.
24. Learn to dance.
25. Finish your armour.
26. Bring a mundane friend to an event.
27. Get a membership in the SCA, Inc.
28. Read "Murder at the War" by Mary Monica Pulver.
(Aka, Knightfall)
29. Attend a major regional or Kingdom event.
30. Learn to bow/curtsey gracefully.
31. Get your name and/or device registered with the
college of heralds.
32. Make a banner to display at events.
33. Write an article for TI or one of the other
34. Give someone a ride to fighter practice, out-of-town
events, or wherever you go regularly.
35. Have an SCA movie night.
36. Sort through your photos and mount them in an album.
37. Wear you garb to every SCA activity that you
participate in.
38. Take a break from autocrating.
39. Finish at least one of your on-going projects.
40. Plan your own castle.
41. Practice your slow-work everyday.
42. Watch Robin of Sherwood on YTV (or the other
Robin Hood if you prefer it.)
43. Flirt.
44. Pay compliments.
45. Invent an alternate persona.

Upcoming Events in the North

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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Medieval Days Celebration Demo, 15 June, 2002
Danscombe (Summerland, BC)

Good Nobles!
An opportunity to forge an alliance with a mundane Village has been laid before us! The Village of Summerland, long known for it's love of old England, has asked that we participate in their First Annual Medieval Days celebration! The township would like this to be just the beginning!
On Saturday, June 15th, 2002, we have been invited to take part in the festivities ... to invite our Merchants, our Armoured Fighters, our Rapier Fighters, our Dancers, our Craftsmen & Craftswomen; To display our Skills, our Arts & Sciences, our way of life in these Current Middle Ages.
* Merchants are welcome! - No site or licensing fee, 100% profit remains in your coffers.
* Heavy and Rapier Fighters are invited to take part in a demonstration for the public
* Dancers are invited to perform both English Country Dance and Belly Dancing
Actual Demo times will be announced prior to the event.
Site: Summerland Memorial Park ("downtown" Summerland),
10 AM to 3 PM

Afterward, there will be a "Potluck" Revel (definitely WET) at the de Savage "Estate" in Summerland (mundane hot tub provided).
If you need a grassy patch to pitch your pavilion (or park your RV), the de Savage "estate" (4 blocks from Memorial Park) is available. Space is good but limited so please RSVP if you will be camping.
If you can participate in the one day event, or even if you can't but would like to come to the Potluck Revel, please advise Keinna or Sevrin de Savage at (250) 494-4144. Or email us at sevrin@canada.com

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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!); Youths 13 to 18 and seniors: (age, not marshalls) $10; Children age 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>

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Birthday Bash, 28-30 June, 2002
Hartwood (Nanaimo, BC)

Site: Camp Caillet,, Nanaimo, BC. Site is dry and opens 4:00 Friday, June 28, and closes 2:00 Sunday.
Autocrat: Justice Fourault, (250) 245-7227
Site Fee: Weekend, $15 adult, $7 children; $35 mundane
family. Day Fee, $6 adult, $3 children.

The Shire of Hartwood would like to invite one and all to enjoy the festivities as they celebrate their 13th birthday! We encourage fighters to challenge themselves and others in a Pas D'Armes, and we encourage all to participate in the various other activities occurring on-site. This year, we again hope to be offering a rapier tournament as well.
There will be an A&S competition for a stag in any medium, and a variety of other on-site competitions to participate in. One of these is the best on-site favour.
Children will also have much to do this weekend, including a Kid's Bardic Friday night, activities throughout the weekend, and a Children's Court Sunday.
As a Saturday evening activity we would like to encourage all to contribute to a Pot Luck dinner. Chicken will be provided by Hartwood. We will also have dancing by torch light, and are asking all who have torches to please bring them for the activity. Portable holes are also needed, as the terra is firma! It should be quite magical if we have enough!
Merchanting: Merchants who wish to sell their wares may do so, but please contact the autocrat ahead of time so we can reserve spaces and see if you need tables and such. There will be no merchanting fee, but donations of prizes are greatly appreciated.

From Victoria, before you get to Nanaimo, take the Campbell River exit to by-pass Nanaimo (just stay in the right lane, and it will happen for you). From there, go through three sets of lights, and turn left at the Jinglepot Road / Mostar exit.
From the North, keep on the new highway. Go though the Aulds Road lights, and turn right at the next set of lights on Jinglepot / Mostar exit. Take the next right onto Biggs Road. Follow this for a ways and you will see the camp on the left hand side of the road! See you there!

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Fields Of Gold VI, 28 Jun - 1 July, 2002
Tir Bannog (Smithers, BC)

The Shire of Tir Bannog invites you to the 6th annual Fields of Gold Tourney.
Site Directions: We are located on Hwy16 West of Houston and East of Smithers at Hwy sign marker Km 385. ( This is about 4 hours drive west of Prince George, B.C.)
Site information: It is private property and all mundane laws will be upheld. Water will be provided for cooking , washing and it is drinkable. We don't know how many people will be attending , so please bring some personal drinking water to ease the demand. Ground fires will not be permitted with the exception on the Bardic fire. The closest market is approx. 16 km away with no fresh meat and produce ( it is a corner store with snacks and a few basics). If you require a large area to encamp you can phone ahead or e-mail to confirm space.
Site fee: $5.00 per head with a max.family rate of $15.00 (children under 12 are free)
Autocrat: Lady Betha (250) 846-5290 or cardinal@bulkley.net

Food and accommodations available. Reservations for accommodations recommended as there is limited space at the inn. Hot and cold meals, spirits, and helm lunches available. Pre-order helm lunches please. Comprehensive rates for accommodation and meals on request. All proceeds from the inn will be donated to the Crown Principality. Contact wolfrheadofleeds@yahoo.ca for further information and reservations.

Friday June 28th
6:00 pm Site opens

Saturday June 29th
Time available for Rapier, Heavy, Archery

Sunday June 30th
9:00 am event opening
10:30 am Archery
1:00 pm Helm Lunch Auction
3:00 pm Armour inspection / Lists
3:30 pm Heavy Fighting
6:30 pm Pot luck Supper; Bardic to follow

Monday July 1st
9:00 am Pancake Breakfast
6:00 pm Site closes

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Troll Stomp, 5-7 July, 2002
Frozen Mountain (Nelson, BC)

Good people of the North! Join Frozen Mountain on the lush green lawns at the foot of the Glacier for Troll Stomp! (Trolls optional) July 5-7th.
Leave the political machinations and pressures of battle behind! Here we take revelry, feasting, singing, and waterfights seriously! There is a fabulous public swimming area adjacent to the site, with testing schedule TBA.
Inaugural Troll Stomp Rapier Tourney; Avacal blades have threatened to slash all comers - defend your Crown Principality! We need your steel! Comradely combat in heavy is encouraged, as participants see fit to arrange. We already have people promising to bring their armour, as well as their amour.
A pot luck feast will bring together Shire members and guests on Saturday night, followed by a bardic circle at the great firepit, conditions permitting. Bring your instruments and voices!
Gate opens 3:00 Friday, closes 3:00 Sunday.
Site fee: $15 (Canadian funds)cash preferred, but it is possible to make cheques payable to The Shire of Frozen Mountain. Children 15 and under free when they come with an adult. All minor waivers apply.
Autocrat: Magdalen of Haphazard Manor 904 Kokanee Ave., Nelson BC, V1L 3P8; (250) 352-2532 Email: mdefeo@netidea.com

The site is in a public campground with a fine flat field for bouts, boules, and bacchanalia as well as permanent camping sites also suitable for RV's, though there are no hook ups. Flush toilets, showers and close access to all the shopping and amenities make this a hospitable site indeed.
Location: Pass Creek Park, Robson.
From the West take Highway 3 to Castlegar, BC. Follow highway 3A towards Nelson about 4 km (2.4 mi.) and take the exit to Robson. Follow this winding highway for 5 minutes until you take 'another' exit for Robson the entrance to the park is immediately after that exit! Don't take take the bridge back into Castlegar!
From the East Taking Highway 3 to Salmo, then proceed through Salmo to Castlegar on Highway 3B, but take the 3A exit to Nelson and Airport before you enter Castlegar. Follow 3A for 4 km and take the Robson exit, as above.

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Ravens Key Rebellion, 12-14 July, 2002
Hartwood (Nanaimo, BC)

Once again Ravens Key issues an invitation for all fighters to do battle on our war field and attempt to scale our castle walls. This year will see a return of the fighter's obstacle course and maiden rescue as well as the usual bribery competition for the children's homemade favours.
For the children there will be the above mentioned favour making, the Dragon's Hunt and a children's bardic as well.
Contests will include the most functional siege weapon, the best dark with shiny bits art piece, and a fun but functional camp garb contest. If we have enough participants there will also be an on site camp cookery competition and maybe even a couple of surprise contests. There will also be an archery competition.
On Saturday there will be a potluck feast at the castle, followed by the children's bardic.
Adults and Youths (15 yrs and up) weekend fee - $10
Children (6 to 14 yrs) weekend fee - $ 3
Children under 6 are free
Family weekend rate - $25
Day rate - $5

Merchanting is most welcome and there will be food available for sale.
Because there are dogs and bears in this area we asked that parents keep a close eye on their children, especially at night.
For more information contact Lady Elizabeth at jpclark@shaw.ca (250)724-5325

Take the Port Alberni exit off the New Island Highway and stay on Hwy 4 (the Alberni Highway) until you reach Port Alberni. Keep to the right. When you come to the first set of lights turn right onto Cherry Creek Rd. Turn left onto Cowley Rd (opposite the school) and follow it to where it turns into Best Rd. Keep going along it until you hit Kitsuksis St. where you turn right. The next road on the left is Kingston Rd. Go straight down Kingston and at the end you hit the private road onto the site. Please drive slowly as there are dogs, kids, potholes and a lot of dust along this road. Signs will be posted.

Compendium of Resources

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

Their Highnesses
Crown Prince & Princess of AnTir
Sir Nicholaus Barchatov & Mistress Alyssia of Cameo Keepe
(Jerry and Alisa Fries)
420 224th Street SW Apt 101, Bothell, WA 98021
(425) 806- 2792

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
Insipient Shire of Danscombe
Seneschal: HL Yrsa Kettlesdottir (250) 490-4771
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
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 Lenora di Calizzan (250) 474-5602
Shire of Shittimwoode (Bellingham - Whatcom CO., WA)
Seneschal: Floralyn, Fern of Dale (360) 384-0547
College of St. Giles (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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