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  {===========}         #76 October, AS XXXVII (2002, C.E.)

This is The eSentinel, a publication of the Crown Principality of The North, Kingdom of An Tir, of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. It is not a corporate publication of the SCA, nor does it delineate SCA Policies. The eSentinel is available by subscription through the Chronicler. Subscriptions are $1/yr. More information is available on the Northern Sentinel Website: http://www.finearts.uvic.ca/~medieval/esentinel
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- Event Calendar
- By The Light of A Northern Star....
- From The Crown Principality Exchequer
- From the Crown Principality Rapier Marshal
- Upcoming Events in the North
- Because I Can....
...Crown Inscriptions
- Compendium of Resources

Event Calendar

12-14 Golden Swan - Appledore - Oliver, BC
19 Freeze-Off - Ramsgaard - Kamlloops, BC
26-27 Feast of St. Crispins - Tir Bannog - Smithers, BC

2 Baronial Banquet - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
9 Machiavelli - Danscombe - Kelowna, BC
16 Bard & A Banquet - Lionsdale - Chilliwack, BC
16-17 Grand Ithra - S. Giles - Victoria, BC
23 CP Rapier Championship - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
23 Feast of St. Catherine - Eisnemarche - Coquitlam, BC
23 Games Night - Hartwood - Nanaimo, BC

7 Baroness' Birthday Tourney - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
14 Yule Revel - Seagirt - Victoria, BC

10-12 Kingdom 12th Night

15 Lover's Revel - Eisenmarche - Coquitlam, BC
28-1 Kingdom A&S Championship - Montengarde - Calgary, AB

5 Shire Banquet - Eisnemarche - Coquitlam, BC
26-27 CP Guardian & A&S Tourney - The North

2-4 Fur and Feather Tavern - Dregate - Omak, WA
16-18 May Crown - TBA

14-15 Proposed Principality Event - The North

4-6 Mermaid's Tourney - False Isle - Powell River, BC
18-20 July Coronation - TBA

By The Light of
A Northern Star....

Our Society is built upon the ideals of honour, chivalry and courtesy. Two things go hand-in-gauntlet with those three ideals: Respect and Civility.
Some people will tell you that Respect must be earned before it is given. And this is, in the main, quite so. But we show respect quite often without even thinking about it doing a reverence before the thrones as we walk by them, even if there is nobody sitting in them at the time. By doing this, we are showing respect to The Crown. Not the King, not the Queen, but to The Crown.
But, I hear you say, aren't the King and Queen The Crown? Well, of course they are. But in some ways, they are not, as well.
The Sovereign and Consort make up "The Crown"; that is to say, they are the embodiment of it, since the
Sovereign and Consort are The King and The Queen. However, The Crown is more than just the two people who wear the regalia of office. Both symbolically and otherwise.
So we show our respect to The Crown by doing the reverence and other things, even if the people wearing the symbols of office are people we may not be particularly enamoured with. We do this because, for one thing, it would be extremely crass to do otherwise in public. And so we act in a civil manner or we act courteously, if you will by granting the office the respect we may not regard the office- holder(s) to have.
It's quite a little tight-rope we walk sometimes, isn't it?
Some would have it that because I grant the office and not the office-holders the respect, I am being dishonest, and therefore dishonourable. But I put it to you, while *I* may feel this way toward a particular person, or group of people, does this give me the right to very publicly act in such a boorish manner and possibly insult or otherwise hurt someone who's feelings are different than mine? If I believe that Sir Noresguy Norseguyson is a boob, does this mean that to be honourable I must publicly act out my antipathy for him? Or is it better, in the name of the common weal, to grant him a bow as I pass due to his being a Knight, and thereby give none offense? By acting in a civil manner, and granting him the respect due a Knight, even if he personally deserves my scorn, I am working at keeping Our Society working. Acting in a civil (aka, courteous) manner is the grease by which interpersonal relationships from jamming up due to differing perceptions.
My respect for your station may differ from the regard in which I hold you, but if I am behaving in a manner worthy of a member of the gentry of the realm, no-one else should ever suspect that I feel that way.

Strive to be worthy of respect.
Not just shows of respect.

Lord Erasmus The Traveller, GdS

From The Crown Principality Exchequer

I have recently taken over the office of Exchequer for our CP from Mikhail. For those who do not know me, I reside in the Barony of Lions Gate. I have held the positions of North Wind Editor, Chronicler, Seneschale, and am currently the Baronial Scribe. I also hold the office of Treasurer for the NSCA.
Mundanely, I have worked with a set of books since before I was a teenager. My dad was an accountant, and I grew up assisting him in his home business. By the time I was 13, I was handling a set of books for one of his clients. After graduation, I started out as a bookkeeper for a travel agency while taking my accounting and business courses at Brock University, in St. Catherines. I became a cost accountant and an internal auditor for International Harvester for many years. It seems that I have always held a position that kept me in the financial end of the businesses.
I am currently playing "catch-up" with the box load of paper that was given to me by Mikhail, and will be in touch with all the branch exchequers shortly. Kingdom is working on getting all exchequers out their individual warrants, rather than just a warrant list. Many of these have been forwarded to me for my signature, and are on their way back to Kingdom for the final signatures needed. If any branch has had a change in their exchequer, I would appreciate hearing from them as soon as possible. If anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. If I don't have an answer for you, my job is to get one. I look forward to working with all of you.

In service,
Eriu of Tlachtga, AoA, GdS, LC, JdL

From the Crown Principality Rapier Marshal

My tenure as CP Rapier Marshal is almost up so its time to find a successor. I am planning on stepping down after the next quarter. If you would like the job, please send a written application
along with a copy of your membership to me; my address is in the Sentinel and the Crier. As a reminder, all applicants must be senior rapier marshals. I have a current list from Lists if you're not sure you're registered. Thank you.

Lord Enoch MacIain Sutherland
#201-2121 Ethel St.,
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2Z6
(250) 979-2786

Upcoming Events in the North

Tournament of the Golden Swan, 11-14 Oct, 2002
Appledore (Oliver, BC)

Golden Swan is a persona development challenge for female personas. There are 14 categories, and all are open to anyone wishing to compete as contests, not just for Swan candidates. There will be many other activities throughout the weekend.
Saturday will feature a Pas d'Armes hosted by the Company of Santiago. Sunday will see the Appledore Fall Harvest Tourney for heavy fighters. There will also be our traditional William Tell shoot and Royal Rounds for Archers, as well as a rapier tourney. A number of children's activities are planned.
There will be a served feast on Saturday, $5 a head. Tickets go on sale Saturday at noon. Sunday will feature a potluck. Breakfasts will be on-sale, and merchant food will be sold on-site.
Merchants are welcome, please call Olwen (below) to reserve space.
This event is mainly outdoors. Come prepared for winter camping.
Judging of the contests will be arranged by HL Olwen Pen Aur. Call her for more information at (250) 498-3084 <jturner@img.net>. Please see the Golden Swan website (above) for details about
the Golden Swan challenge.
The site opens at 3 pm on Friday and closes at 3 pm on Monday. Site fee is $10 Canadian, $5 for 5 to 14, under 5 free. Day fee $5. Make cheques payable to "Shire of Appledore."
Autocrat: Lord David the Bruce of Lamont (David Turner) P.O. Box 1053, Oliver, B.C., V0H 1T0, telephone (250) 498-3636.
Directions: make your way to Oliver on Highway 97. From either direction, 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. The road turns right and becomes 91st. Stay on 91st for 2 blocks to the carwash on your left. Turn right opposite the carwash onto a gravel road. The site is the first house on the left at the bottom of the hill. There will be signs.

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Freeze Off, 19 Oct., 2002
Ramsgaard (Kamloops, BC)

The Shire of Ramsgaard is pleased to invite one and all to our 15th annual Freeze Off tourney and feast. Along with our traditional silly weapons tourneys for heavy and rapier, we will also be offering A&S classes during the day, as well as Pied Piper activities and Bardic competition. This event offers feasting at it's best, with a truly enchanted hall and plenty of great food. How better to spend a chilly October evening?
Site Info: Pavilion Theatre, 1025 Lorne St., Kamloops,BC. (250)372-3216) Site opens at 9:30am and closes at 2am
Site Fee: $6 Adults, $3 Children 15 & under; $15 modern family cap (max. 2 Adults) (Children 3 & under free)
Feast: $12 Adults ($10 SCA members), $6 Children 12 & under (3 & under free)
Make cheques payable to SCA Inc-Shire of Ramsgaard. *Feast Reservations Are Strongly Recommended* -Any food allergy concerns, please contact the Autocrat before hand.
Wet Site- All alcohol must be purchased on-site- All B.C. liquor laws enforced.
Autocrat: Wren (Jenna Dittrich 32B W. Battle St. Kamloops, B.C. V2C 1G6 (250) 319-9867) <wrenshenna@hotmail.com>
From Yellowhead Hwy #5 turn at Mount Paul Industrial Park (Mt. Paul Way) cross the bridge, turn left on Lorne St. drive straight, the theatre is at the end of the road. From Coquihalla & Hwy
97 south Take exit 369, follow Columbia St. turn left on 10th Ave the Theatre will be on your right. From East Trans Canada Hwy #1 take exit to City Center, keep right, follow Victoria St. turn right on 10th Ave, the Theatre will be on your right.

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Feast of St. Crispins, 26-27 Oct., 2002
Tir Bannog (Smithers, BC)

Autocrat: Tewl Gover orth Kernow
The Shire of Tir Bannog invite one and all to help us celebrate the 7th annual Feast of St. Crispin's.
The day will begin with archery at 11:00 AM followed by one of the few open rapier tournaments left. Come and try to become Tir Bannog's new rapier champion.
The second part of our A&S competition will be held and the champion determined. This time the competition will be a period pie, with proper documentation. Just consider you're A&S entry as your contribution to the potluck supper. In other words make a couple of them. They can be meat, vegetables, or sweets. Please contact the autocrat for sources of period recipes. It would also be handy to know what sort of pies we are going to be getting so that we can make sure that there is enough food for everyone.
We may have some workshops throughout the day, if we can line up teachers.
We hope to have musicians and dancing, and will have gaming and a support your own shire auction. (All money raised from the sale of your items will go to your shires coffers.)
We will again be having our famous Great Hall, (sleep over) with all the fun that this is becoming famous for.
Autocrat: Lord Tewl Gover orth Kernow at 250 846-5290 or cardinal@bulkley.net (Douglas Jeffery Site 9, Comp.4, R.R.#1, Telkwa, B.C. V0J 2X0)
Site Info: The event opens at 10 AM Saturday Oct. 26 and closes Sunday afternoon. The site fee will be $10 for adults and $5 for children with a family rate of $25. Make checks payable to SCA inc. (Shire of Tir Bannog)
Directions: Take Old Babine Lake Rd. just East of Smithers by the bridge. Travel 7.3 K. until you reach Telkwa High Rd. Turn Left onto Telkwa High Rd. and go 2.1 K. Past the Driftwood Canyon park sign to the Glenwood hall on the right. There will be signs posted.

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Bard and a Banquet, 16 Nov, 2002
Lionsdale (Chilliwack, BC)

COME ONE COME All, friends and neighbours near and far to a Gourmet Feast extravaganza that will tantalize your taste buds and a play that will captivate your eyes. This year we will be entertained by our friends and their talents in a Shakespeare's play Much Ado About Nothing. Bring your feast gear. Dry site. The play will start at 5:30. Feast will commence during the intermission and dessert will be served after the second act. Event will close 12 midnight. There will be a contest & prize for the best Banner, so bring your banner! Buy your tickets early, only 120 tickets available!
Site Info: Elk's Hall, 1854 Heath Rd, Agassiz, BC, V0X 1L3; Doors open at 4pm, appetizers available. Tickets are $10 adult - $5 child.
Directions: Follow the SCA signs. Take right exit 135 off Highway 1 to Agassiz, drive over the overpass, go straight, then over the Agassiz bridge, turn left at the SCA sign at the entrance to Agassiz, drive straight to the A&W on the right, which is on the corner of Morrow St. Turn right on Morrow, then directly left on Heath Rd. drive to the Purple Tassel Room, which is on your right hand side, lots of parking in back as well as in front. See you there! Crash space available.
Make cheques payable to SCA, Inc., Canton of Lionsdale.
Autocrat: Cerridwen Ravenhawk (mka: Michele Franklin), 27274 Yurkin Rd. Hope, BC V0X 1L3; (604)869-2296 evenings -
(604)796-0266 day. Email: fullsilvermoon@hotmail.com

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Grand Ithra, 16-17 Nov, 2002
S. Giles College (University of Victoria, BC)

The S. Giles College on the island of Insula Magna wishes to invite all to our Grand Ithra, November 16th and 17th, 2002, at the University of Victoria, Finnerty Road, Victoria, BC. (No street address). Come and enjoy a general Ithra that should have something for everyone! This time we are also offering a stream of classes focusing on the 14th Century.
Site opens at 8:30 a.m. both days; classes start at 9 a.m. Classes end at 6 p.m. each day, site closes 6:30 p.m.
If you wish a catalogue please contact, after the 15th of October, either:

Baroness Amanda Kendal, Chancellor (Nancy Stevens) - (604) 988-0304 1192 Shavington St. North Vancouver, BC Canada V7L 1K9

HL Brenethwyn O'Connluin, Chancellor-in-Training (Margaret Stenning-Johnson) (250) 382-9349 3153 Irma St., Victoria BC Canada V9A 1S9

All cheques should be made payable to the "University of Ithra".

Directions: Make your best way to Victoria, BC (Port Angeles ferry, the Coho; or on BC Ferries from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay). BC Ferries: http://www.bcferries.bc.ca/. Coho: http://www.cohoferry.com/
* From Coho: turn left when leaving terminal. Go 2 blocks; turn left on Douglas St. Follow Douglas all the way through town. Just past the first sign for increased speed (80 kmh) take the exit for McKenzie Ave. Turn right on McKenzie...
* From BC Ferries (Swartz Bay): Stay on the #17 Hwy coming out of terminal. Follow signs to McKenzie Ave; turn left onto McKenzie at bottom of off-ramp...
* From up-island: Take Hwy 1 until you reach McKenzie Ave - turn left...
* Follow McKenzie Ave - it leads straight to the University. There will be signs directing you to the appropriate building.

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Crown Principality Rapier Championship, 23 Nov, 2002
Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC)

In addition to the rapier championship tourney, this one day event will include an armoured prize tournament sponsored by Jarl Hwolf as well an arts & sciences guild fair run by HL Aelana Cordovera. There will also be a tavern night to follow, so all can share their stories of glory and mayhem (whether on or off the listfield) over a friendly drink. There should be a bit of something to interest everybody!

Site Information: Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver BC. The event opens at 9:00a.m. on Nov. 23 and closes at 1:00a.m. Nov. 24, with the tavern night beginning around 8:00p.m. There will be a cash bar at this event. Therefore, do not bring any of your own alcohol as it will violate the liquor license.

* Traveling West on Hwy 1 take the HWY-7A/HASTINGS ST exit, exit number 26. Turn LEFT (West) onto E HASTINGS St, drive aprox 2.5 km. Turn Right (North) onto Victoria Drive. Drive 2 blocks Turn left (West) onto Pandora- entrance to the parking lot is on the right. Hall entrance is on Triumph - the North side of the building.
* Traveling East on Hwy 1 (over the 2dn Narrows Bridge). Take the HWY-7A/MCGILL ST/HASTINGS ST exit, exit number 25-26. Turn Right onto E HASTINGS St, drive aprox 2.5 km. Turn Right (North) onto Victoria Drive. Drive 2 blocks Turn left (West) onto Pandora- entrance to the parking lot is on the right. Hall entrance is on Triumph - the North side of the building.

Autocrat: Don Diarmuid de Rosas <irwin@direct.ca> or (604) 591-1818

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12th Night Coronation, 10-12 Jan, 2003
Adiantum (Eugene, OR)

The 12th Night Hotel is filling up fast! If you want a room in the hotel please reserve your room now!
Site fees: Member Adult $12, Non-Member Adult $15 (age 16 and up), Member Child $6,Non-Member Child $9 (age 6-15), Member Family $38, Non-Member Family $48 (per legally related immediate family only, see family pre-reg. form for eligibility), All Children under 6 are free.
Room reservations must be done separately from Preregistration; It is recommended you do this when sending in your site pre-registration by using the information below. Preregistration is recommended, but not necessary unless merchanting. Preregistration for individuals ends on November 30th, and for merchants ends on September 3rd. Preregistration forms are available on-line at our web-site or you can request preregistration form be sent to you by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to: Attn: Pre-registration forms needed, C/O 12th Night 2003, P.O. Box 25007, Eugene, OR 97402
Rooms reservations can be made either by phone or on-line thru the 12th night web page. The phone number for reservations: (541) 726-8181. Please let the reservations person know you are with the "SCA" or wish to reserve a room for "12th Night". When the 12th Night hotel is full information for room reservations at neighbouring hotel will be available at the web site. Cost for each room will be $79 a night plus tax. There are NO open Suites left! Check with hotel for limit on number of people allowed in a room please. Reserving a room at the hotel does not include preregistration for the event or site fees. There are NO pets allowed in any of the indoor meeting rooms, ballroom, merchant room, etc. The hotel can not schedule meetings, please send requests to the autocrats for review.
Site info: Double Tree Hotel, 3280 Gateway Springfield, OR 97477 Phone: 541-726-8181 Site opens 3 PM Friday Jan. 10 and closes at 5 PM on Sunday Jan. 12th 2003.
Autocrats: Meisterin Trudchen von Bayern (Trudi Stuber) & HL Karis Jessica Pursey (Jamie Parker); P.O. Box 25007 Eugene, OR 97402 E-mail: 12thNight@trudis.net (e-mail correspondence is preferred). Phone: (541) 343-8793 or (541) 606-3313 (leave permission to call back collect please).

Because I Can....
...Crown Inscriptions

Inside the Royal crowns of Caid are inscribed the words "You rule because they believe". What a fitting sentiment! Now, one wonders, might be fitting for the inscriptions inside crowns from other SCA Kingdoms and principalities? The denizens of the Steps of the Cathedral of An Tir mailing list came up with the following suggestions:

Any Kingdom: "I fought in Crown Tourney, and all I got was this stupid crown!"

Any Kingdom: "Next time, fall down!"

Kingdom of the West: "Today, the West, tomorrow the Known World!"

Kingdom of An Tir: "This is your crown. It's worn on your head. Pointy ends up. Take your helm off, first."

Kingdom of Ansteorra: "Y'all rule nicely, now!"

Midrealm: "At least I get to go to Pennsic!"

Kingdom of the East: "The King's word is a damned fine suggestion!"

Kingdom of Atlantia: "If found, return to Michael of Bedford." (Michael was the first King of Atlantia and has reigned seven times.)

Kingdom of Ealdormere: "BOD? What BOD?" (Ealdormere is the first fully Canadian Kingdom; the BOD's rulings have very little "force-of- law" there.)

Kingdom of Atenveldt: "Stay in the shade or they'll melt."

Kingdom of Drachenwald: "Don't let the REAL monarchs know!" (In 5 different languages.)

Compendium of Resources

Their Majesties of An Tir, Prince and Princess Of The North: Sir Nicholaus Barchatov & Mistress Alyssia of Cameo Keepe (Jerry and Alisa Fries) 420 224th Street SW Apt 101, Bothell, WA 98021, (425) 806- 2792

Their Royal Highnesses, The Crown Prince and Princess: Sir Davin Steingrimsson & Groa (Damon Hill & Gretchen Hubbert) 1520 NE 102nd, Seattle, WA, USA, 98125

Scourge Of The North, Guardians of The Waiting Thrones: (Heavy Champion) Jarl Sir Hwolf Einarsson and Zelda of Yorvik, #34 17706 60th Ave, Surrey, BC, V3S 1V2, <the_rogue@imag.net>

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: 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 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: HL Grimon de Beaujolais (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: Sir 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
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

Staff Credits: Chronicler and Northern Sentinel Editor: Lord Erasmus the Traveller (mka Warren Edge). eSentinel Deputy: Duncan, Lord Macquarrie (mka Ted Godwin) <duncanmacquarrie@shaw.ca>. All queries regarding subscriptions and copy should be sent to the Chronicler. Any technical concerns regarding the eSentinel should be sent to the eSentinel Deputy. All articles are copyright their respective authours.