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  {===========}         #80 February, AS XXXVII (2003, 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://north.antir.sca.org/sentinel/
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- Event Calendar
- By The Light of A Northern Star
- From the ...
... Crown Principality Seneschal
... Outgoing Kingdom Lists Minister
... Incoming Kingdom Lists Minister
- Because I can...
- Upcoming Events in the North
- Compendium of Resources


8 Feast of Candles - Frozen Mountain - Nelson, BC
15 Lover's Revel - Eisenmarche - Coquitlam, BC
15 Tourney of Roses - Danscombe - Kelowna, BC
22 Festival of The Red Lantern - Dregate - Omak, WA
22 Winter Tourney - Lionsdale - Chilliwack, BC
28-2 Kingdom A&S Championship - Montengarde - Calgary, AB

1-2 Spring Ithra - False Isle - Powell River, BC
8-9 Scribal Ithra - Lions Gate - Vancouver, BC
22 Daffodil Tourney - Seagirt - Victoria, BC
29-30 Spring Ithra - Shittemwoode - Bellingham, WA

4-6 Penguin Crusade/ Workshop - Cae Mor - Kittimat, BC
5 Shire Banquet - Eisnemarche - Coquitlam, BC
11-13 Sir Edward's Tourney - Shittemwoode - Bellingham, WA
26-27 CP Guardian & A&S Champ - Lionsdale - Abbotsford, BC

1-4 Early Briton Ithra - Appledore - Oliver, BC
16-18 May Crown - Wealdsmere - Spokane, WA
30-1 Dregate Horse Fair - Dregate - Omak, WA
30-1 Fur&Feather Tavern - Dregate - Omak, WA
30-1 Workshop Weekend II - Krakafjord - Vernon, BC

14-15 Principality Event - TBA
20-22 PJ Party Meets The Mummy - Appledore - Oliver, BC
20-22 Champions Tourney - Lionsdale - Chilliwack, BC
27-29 Highland/Fjord War - Dregate - Omak, WA

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

15-17 Homecoming - Danscombe - Kelowna, BC
15-17 SST - Seagirt - Victoria, BC
22-24 Warren War - Shittemwoode - Bellingham, WA
22-24 Holmgang VIII - Krakafjord - Vernon, BC

By The Light of A Northern Star....

The Society for Creative Anachronism is indeed a strange animal.
We are officially an educational society, and yet we have as many people here strictly for the fun and social activities as we do for the nitty-gritty "this-was-really-how-it- was-done" crowd. And just to stir the pot a little more, we are also a sports club, conducting two different, yet similar marital arts, archery, thrown weapons and equestrian competitions on a regular basis. We also dabble in theatre and other performance arts, and some of us conduct business, or even earn a living via The SCA.
And yet some people have the audacity to insist that there is only "one way" to play in the SCA.....
Granted, the SCA has evolved in quite different ways than what our founders had even possibly envisioned. But the one thing that I think they would still be happy about is our inclusiveness. The Society, for the most part, goes to great lengths to make it possible for as many people as are willing to take part in our activities. No, not everyone can be a heavy fighter, or an artisan; but that doesn't mean that you can't at least try it for a while to see, first.
The tolerance that one group of SCAdians gives another is the grease by which Our Society operates. Authenticity is not for everyone. Nor is constant partying in the noisy section. Every event doesn't need a martial component, nor does it need something for the A&S crowd to do. But we still make the attempt to include as many people as we can regardless. And this is commendable. This is why we have the "Ten-Foot Rule". This is why we have artistic competitions for people of varying levels of skill.
Some people will tell you that this sort of thing gives the SCA a "lowest-common-denominator" aspect that is demeaning to those who put forth such great efforts in a given field. That it makes us look less than "professional" when we are looked at by scholarly journals and institutions. One person even told me that this inclusiveness makes the promise fo the SCA look like th promise of television: We know what could be, but so long as we allow only the most simple and basic of attempts at medievalism, and cater to those of less than "real" interest in medieval history, we too will be a "vast wasteland".
Such an idea frankly shocks me. Not everyone who is really into "authenticity" started that way. And even some of the people who were, relaxed a great deal once they got comfortable with us. And this doesn't even start to address the sports aspect of the SCA. While there is a definite leaning towards the authentic in the rapier community, the same cannot be said for the heavy fighter. The equestrians are striving towards a particular level of authenticity in their sport, but the archers......?
I doubt that I have to get into the performing arts aspects do I? Everyone has heard about the "period music versus filks" arguments before...?
We will never know when we next bring in someone who will eventually be given the accolade of "Lion of An Tir". That fervent partier may grow up to be another Duchess Lao or Duke Manfred. Don't take it for granted that what you see from someone today will be all they ever amount to in the SCA.
People have this habit of surprising you.
A pretty good argument to continue our inclusive behaviour, I think.....

Lord Erasmus The Traveller, GdS

From the Crown Principality Seneschal

Good Gentles, I am in need.
I am in need of a number of things for the Crown Principality of the North.
I am hoping that you are ready to step up to the plate and assist.
Firstly, I am in need of someone who would like to join the Seneschalate of the Crown Principality fo the North as Deputy Seneschal for new and incipient branches. Someone that can look after our new, forming groups, and guide them to full status shires. If you think you are that person, please forward your resume to me at <ljotr@shaw.ca>.
As the title indicates, I am suggest that the candidate should have the following attributes:
Some Chatelaine experience,
Understanding of the Corpora and the Laws of An Tir,
Good communications skills,
email access is good,
a sense of humour.
What I would like is someone who could assist the sponsoring seneschal of an incipient branch in making sure the "i"s are dotted and the T's are crossed., and assisting the incipient branch itself. Fairly easy stuff.
Due to (partially) rising costs and (mostly) required complementary copies, EFFECTIVE 1 FEBRUARY, 2003, Subscription rates to The Northern Sentinel will be raised to $22 CDN, $16 US for the printed verison. The eMail subscription price will also be raised to $2 (CDN or US). This is the first subscription price increase since 1998; nearly five years. Interested parties who would like to know more about the whys and wherefores of this decision are invited to contact me; I'd be more than happy to explain. Contact information is on the inside front cover. Secondly, I am looking for shires who are willing to host our
upcoming Crown Principality events. Our two immediate events are April 26/27 and June 14/15. The first one has been spoken for by the new full status shire of Lionsdale (Congratulations!) however, I am looking for other sponsors of events. If your group is willing to take on one of these events please advise Mistress Elizabeth Braidwood (donna.hrynkiw@kwantlen.ca) or myself at this address.
I thank you for your interest.

Ljotr Einarsson AA MI JL
CP of the North

From The (Outgoing) Kingdom Lists Minister

By the time you read this report, I will have stepped-down from the Office of Kingdom Minister of Lists at 12th Night, and my Deputy, Lady Alessandra de Montefeltro, will be the new person in this position.
Please send all correspondence and authorization forms directly to her. Her contact information is below.
Lady Alessandra has worked by my side for the two years I have been in the position, and I am confident that the transition period will be a smooth one. Please welcome her as warmly as you welcomed me.
Please also welcome Lady Caitrin ni Cingeadh to the position of Crown Principality of The North Minister of Lists. Caitrin can be reached at:
Lady Caitrin ni Cingeadh (Janice Jackson)
2159 - 222 Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 5W4
(604) 466-0654
I thank the out-going Minister of Lists Lady Dominiqua Perreira for all her hard work.
A huge thank you to everyone who assisted me during my tenure, particularly Sir Aethelred, Countess Callista, Lady Alessandra, and most especially Lady Thessalonica and my Lord Husband Lucullus.
From the sidelines of the tourney field (and probably still peaking around the Lists table)

HL Yolande Chastellain

From The Incoming Kingdom Lists Minister

I am really looking forward to the challenges of this position and know I can rely on you for understanding and assistance, as they are needed. Please join me in congratulating HL Yolande Chastellain for the outstanding job she did these past two years as Kingdom Lists. I would not be here if it was not for her. I would also like to thank Lady Genevieve d'Clairvaux and HL Yolande for assisting with Lists for the Queen''s Rapier Championship this just past 12th Night. My thanks also go to Monsignore Eagle (MIC), the heralds, all the marshals, Baron Simone Nicholls for being sure I had whatever I needed, and Sabastian de Castille for his generous assistance with clearing up for Court.
To get the ball rolling I would like to remind everyone that it is never too early to be sure you have a valid authorization card and, if you plan to fight in Crown tournaments, a valid SCA membership (blue card please). Contact me if you are unsure if your authorization is valid or not. Paperwork does tend to go astray sometimes so it''s always good to check your status with Lists.
Additionally, I would like to make a few requests. (1) Please be sure to use the latest version of the Authorization Card (located on the Combat Shelf on our Kingdom Publications webpage); (2) Branch Marshals who are Junior Marshals should please write in bold letters on the top AND bottom of the authorizations forms they sign ""LOCAL EVENTS ONLY""; (3) Promotions to Sr. Marshal must include a copy of the front and back of their SCA membership card; and finally (4) For confirmation that Kingdom Lists has received your paperwork, send a self-address, stamped envelope or postcard, or include valid email address on the forms.
Be sure to visit the An Tir Lists Website (linked from the An Tir Officers: Marshal webpage) to see results from many of our Kingdom''s tourneys. If you would like the results of your local tourney included, I would love to have the data to add. I can be contacted at home by snail mail (17802 25th Dr SE, Bothell, WA, 98012-6635, USA), phone (425/488-0354 between 5pm-9pm weekdays and 9am- 9pm weekends), or email at lists@antir.sca.org.

From Behind the Lists Table,
Lady Alessandra de Montefeltro
(mka Denise Franklin)

Upcoming Events in the North

Feast of Candles, 8 Feb, 2003
Frozen Mountain (Nelson, BC)

Light up the dark winter night with the light of a thousand candles, February 8, 2003. Please join us in a long night of feasting and revelry. Our own Siobhan and Marie will create dishes to lighten your spirit. Food questions may be directed to <siobhan1066@hotmail.com>. Please inform her of your special food needs ahead of time.
The site is discretely, yet distinctively wet.
Doors open at 5:00, though eating will be a little later. Bring
your dancing shoes.
FEAST FEE: $12 for adults, $6 for 7-15 years, 6 and under are
free. $35 family rate. Please make cheques payable to "Shire of Frozen
For further information, or to pre-arrange limited crash space, contact the autocrat,
SITE INFO: Nelson Senior's Center, 717 Vernon St., Nelson, BC right beside the Civic Theatre.
AUTOCRAT: Magdalen of Haphazard Manor <mdefeo@netidea.com>, or Mary Defeo, 904 Kokanee Ave., Nelson, BC, V1L 3P8.

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A Lovers Masquerade, 15 Feb, 2003
Eisenmarche (New Westminster, BC)

Between 1420 and 1620, European's learned that all seas are one; that seamen, given adequate ships and stores, skills and courage, could in time reach any country in the world which held an ocean coast, and - what was more important -return home.
It is now 1521, Carnival season is fast approaching Venice, but in the aftermath of last years masquerade, the REAL DOGE has outlawed the event. Anyone caught wearing a mask will be forced to walk the bridge of sighs, never to see the light of day again.
One addle minded adventurer, following Magellan's route, has ventured far, to seek a new home for the Masquerade. We now have word that a paradise untouched by Western influence has been found. An Island nation, far to the East, divided by countless rulers vying for control of all............The Japans.
So come one, come all, lovers and revellers alike to magnificent Kyoto, where our host the noble Kuge Hideyoshi awaits you in his palace. Don your mask and shed your inhibitions while indulging in the pleasures that the East has to offer.
Do you have what it takes to become our Diamyo! Does Geisha wrestling intrigue you? Become our Tablero de Saki Champion! Determine your destiny at the lovers wheel of Zen.
Prizes await for the Best Male and Female mask & Best couple. Also for the most mysterious, the one that no one can guess. Taste the delights of the East and savour Western morsels. Dance to the music of AD Nauseum.
The Cock and Bull Tavern will be pleased to serve you....but only if you are of legal drinking age for this Province and that you purchase it on site.....Soft drinks will also be for sale for those that do not imbibe.
To keep everyone's anonymity, all tickets must be purchased prior to the event......only 120 tickets available....so please do not arrive with out your ticket or confirmation.
WHEN: February 15th, 2003
WHERE: Orangemans Hall, 333 6th St., New Westminister, BC
TIME: 5pm till 11:59pm
COST: $10.00 can.
AUTOCRATS: HL Corinne Hennenberg (Colleen Vince), (604) 942-6171 <lithium@direct.ca> and HLS Rhiannon Ap Gwynned (Sue Davis), (604) 594-0547 <rhiannon9@dccnet.com>

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Tournament of Roses,15 Feb, 2003
Danescombe (Peachland, BC)

Danescombe invites one and all to our annual Tournament of Roses to be held on Februaruy 15th, 2003 in Peachland, BC.
During the day there will be both armoured and rapeir tournaments. These tournaments are are designed to encourage inspirational behavior so all entrants need to have a person to fight for. This can be someone you ask before the tournament or make someone's day once you arrive on site. The lists open at 12:30 and fighting will begin at 1:30. In the evening will be a potluck feast, dancing, bardic and a tavern. The site is discreetly damp.
The site opens at noon. Site fee is $8 for non-members and $5 for members. Children 12 and under are half price and 5 and under are free. There is a mundane family cap of the equiviant to three adults. If you are arriving for the evening only the fee is $4. This will be held at Fourth St Place on 4th St in Peachland, BC.
DIRECTIONS: Make your way to Peachland. At the only set of lights turn towards the lake. This road travels along the waterfront with lake on your right and streets on your left that travel in numerical order. Turn onto 4th St and the building is the last on the left hand side. There some parking directly in front of the building and most is on the left hand side of the building.
AUTOCRAT: Tremayne D'Clairaux (Dan Merchant) 809 Bernard Ave, Kelowna, BC (250) 860-1459 <tre-merchant@hotmail.com>

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Tournament of Flowers, 22 Feb, 2003
Lionsdale (Chilliwack, BC)

The new Shire if Lionsdale will be hosting its annual Winter Tournament once again at the Princess Street Armouries in Chilliwack on Saturday, February 22
The Rapier Tournament will be a two-part Tournament of Flowers
The first part is the Circle of Introduction when each fighter will introduce themselves and their inspiration, be they a friend, Lady, Lord or someone chosen for the day, using their most eloquent, flowery style. The inspirations will then vote for their choice of the best tribute. At final court a prize bouquet will be presented by the winner to his or her inspiration.
The second part will be the Tournament of Flowers. Depending on the number of fighters present, a full round robin style or portion of round robin will proceed depending on time allotted. The winner of each bout will present a flower, while supplies last,to the loser's inspiration as consolation. The top two fighters will fight in a best two of three final. As the Round Robin winner's inspiration will have few if any flowers, a special prize bouquet will be presented by the winner to his or her inspiration during court!
I encourage all fighters to bring flowers to present to the winners inspiration during any pickup fights after the official tournament or flowers can be purchased on site while supplies last for 50 cents each!
Travel by horse or cart out to the new Shire of Lionsdale for a wonderful day of rapier combat.....and bring your RBG's for an evening of pheasant target shooting.
A Heavy Tourney and A&S Displays are also planned.
Day food will be available to purchase and in the evening there will be a feast combined with potluck contributions
SITE: The Princess Street Armouries, 45707 Princess St., Chilliwack, BC. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
COST: $8.00 (CDN) for adults $4.00 (CDN) for children 5-15 Children under 5 are free $22.00 family cap
AUTOCRAT: Angelique Gravel, (604) 795-6032 email <angelique_marie@yahoo.com>
DIRECTIONS: Follow Hwy 1 to exit 119B, once off the highway follow road, it will become Yale Rd. Stay on Yale Rd. in the left lane through 4 sets of lights. Remain in the left lane at the fourth set of lights drive straight, this road will turn into Main St. Once on Main St. the first set of lights turn left onto Spadina Ave. follow Spadina to the 4-

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Daffodil XXVI, 22 March, 2003
Seagirt (Victoria, BC)

Come and join with Their Royal Majesties as They celebrate the choosing of the new Defender of the Barony of Seagirt.
A Rattan Tournament starts on or about noon in a standard An Tir Double Elim format (weapon length max 6 feet). A Rapier Tournament starts on or about 11:30 am in a Standard An Tir Double Elim format
CONTESTS: Arts & Sciences Competitions include: Daffodil in any medium, Daffodil Costume Contest. Gaze upon the Seagirt Tapestry and marvel at its construction. Size DOES matter.
Come shop at the Merchants Quarter.
In the evening a full served feast on the theme of ''The Canterbury Tales'' created by the award winning Head Cook, HL Paulus of the Heather.
EVENT INFORMATION: Feast tickets (including site fee) $25.00 Ca/$20.00 US Site fee only is $12.00 Ca/$10.00 US for adults and $5.00 Ca/$4.00 US 13 to 17, under 13 free.
The SCA Non member surcharge, $4.00 Ca/$3.00 US is in effect for this event.
Advanced ticket discount prices in effect until March 1. Make checks payable to "Barony of Seagirt".
An evening Tavern will also be on site.
SITE INFO: The site is the Mary Winspear Cultural Community Centre 2243 Beacon Ave in Sidney BC. The site opens at 9 am.
DIRECTIONS: From USA (Seattle) take I-5 north towards Vancouver BC. Take HWY 17 towards the Tsswassen Ferry Terminal. Take the Swartz Bay Ferry to Victoria. Once off the ferry proceed 5 km (3 miles) south on Hwy 17. The site is on the left at the intersection of Hwy 17 and Beacon Ave in Sidney BC.
>From USA (Port Angeles) take the Port Angeles Ferry to Victoria BC. Once of the ferry turn left onto Belleville Rd. Follow Belleville until it becomes Blanshard St. which proceeds north out of the city of Victoria towards Sidney. Blanshard St becomes Hwy 17. Travel approx 30 km. (20 mi) north. The site is on the right at Beacon Ave.
For more information contact the autocrat Baron James Llewellyn ap Gruffydd (250) 995-8526 tpilcher@shaw.ca or check the website.

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Penguin Crusade and Workshop, 4-6 Apr, 2003
Cae Mor (Kitimat, BC)

There will be an informal fight practice on 4 April from 4:30- 6:30 pm, to be followed by a tavern from 7:00 pm until 1:00 am. Get together with old friends and make new once at this informal gathering. Entrance is included in your event site fee, with drinks and food available at reasonable prices. There will be an open bar so please do not bring your own alcohol.
The 5th will be dedicated to workshops (class lists on the Cae Mor webpage), with a formal feast that evening. The feast will be prepared by one of that days classes (Feast Cooking) and the menu will depend on how many tickets are sold (available in advance only and separate from the site fee), so please buy your feast tickets early so that we can all have a great dinner. Feast tickets bought prior to March 15th; Adults $10, Youths (6 through 15) $7.50 Children under 5 FREE; Prior to April 1st; Adults $12.50, Youths $10 and Children under 5 FREE. Feast Ticket sales will end on April 1st, no exceptions. Please make cheques payable to SCA Shire of Cae Mor. Please let us know of any food allergies or concerns.
April 6th will be the day of tourneys, starting with a Rapier Tournament at 9am. This will be followed by a War Bands Tourney and an Archery Tourney/Penguin Shoot. There will be great prizes to be won in all of the tourneys, including but not limited to: a piece of rattan, a helm, a rapier hanger, and a quiver.
MAIN SITE: Mount Elizabeth Secondary School, 1491 Kingfisher
Avenue, Kitimat, BC, V8C 1E9. This site is a strictly DRY site.
TAVERN/FEAST SITE;: Royal Canadian Legion Br. #250, 665 Legion Street, Kitimat, BC
SITE FEES: (CDN funds) Non-SCA Members add $3.00 SCA, Inc. surcharge. Prior to March 15th: Adults $10.00 Youths (6 through 15) $5.00 Children under 5 FREE. After March 15th: Adults $12.00 Youths $7.00 Children under 5 FREE. Proof of SCA Membership will be required at the gate or the SCA, Inc. surcharge must be paid. Sorry.
Fees for the individual classes and registration information will be posted as it is organized, as mentioned above or contact the registrar, Lady Aldgudana Gunnarsdottir, at danathesweet@hotmail.com or 250- 632-6169 or c/o SCA Shire of Cae Mor, Box 113, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2G6
DIRECTIONS: Make your best way to Kitimat. Turn right on Kingfisher Avenue, the road immediately after the fire hall. Go straight at the four way stop. The school is on the right. Use the second driveway & enter the school by the Mount Elizabeth Theatre sign. Red on white "SCA" signs will be posted.
AUTOCRAT: Lord Tadgg h-ua Faelan (John Rowe), <tadgg@telus.net> (250) 639-9301 c/o SCA Shire of Cae Mor, Box 113, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2G6

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Sir Edward's Memorial Tournament, 11-13 April, 2003
Shittimwoode (Bellingham, WA)

Sir Edward's Memorial tournament is quickly approaching, April 11-13th, in our beautiful Shire. Sir Edward's is a perfect time to dust off your tourney chest, air out your tent and welcome Spring! After all, this is the 25th anniversary so we will be dusting off Sir Edward Zifran of Gendy, our tourney namesake!!
For this great occasion, he will be travelling from afar to join us. His talents will be many as he entertains us at the feast as well as marshals, "Miss Shittim" Champions tourney.
Activities and competitions include Heavy, Rapier, Archery, Thrown Weapons, Bardic, Brewing, A&S displays, Pied Piper activities, and much more. Great prizes for all tournaments and competitions! All Heavy and Rapier combatants are asked to bring an 8x11 color drawing or picture of their device or badge. Morning, noon and evening meals will be available on site.
Both indoor and outdoor camping is available. Indoor camping is available by pre-registration only at $8 per person per night - in wonderful heated cabins. We are able to accommodate up to 20 per cabin. If you would like, we can even reserve whole cabins for a specific groups!
A succulent Middle Eastern feast will commence on Saturday eve with entertainment and our famous Shittimwoode Desert Auction. Bring your coin! Presale feast tickets available now: $10.00 for adult, under age 10, $7.00. ($13 and $10 day of feast).
SITE OPENS: 3 p.m. Friday 11th and closes 3 p.m. Sunday, 13 th.
Weekend Member Site fee: Adults $10.00, 12 and under $5.00, Family
cap $30.00. Weekend Non-Member Site fee: Adults $13.00, 12 and
under $5.00, Family cap $36.00 Make checks payable to: SCA Inc.-
Shire of Shittimwoode - SCA Inc.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-5 to exit #246 at North Lake Samish. From the South, turn right at the stop sign; from the north, turn left. Follow the road bearing right, away from I-5. Pass Smash Park; go straight across the bridge and onto Roy Rd. Lutherwood is at the end of RoyRd.
AUTOCRAT: Moira Doone D'Nihil al'Khabeelah (Brooksana Raney) <brooksana-raney@oppco.org>
MERCHANTOCRAT: Maele McGurn (Molly Cannon) <chaosx10@hotmail.com>
FEAST TICKETS: Lady Isobel and Conal McAlester (Tess & Brent Allison) BTBK@Email.msn.com
DORMOCRAT: HL Padruig MacBrian (Patrick Shannon) <dormocrat@macbrian.com>

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Crown Principality A&S Champions Tourney, April, 2003
Lionsdale (Abbotsford & Chilliwack, BC)

For those wishing to prepare for the Crown Principality Arts & Sciences Champions Tourney all the information you should need will posted to the web at the URL given above. For more information contact Aelana Cordovera by March 1, 2003 at 2621 St George St, Vancouver BC V5T 3R5, phone (604) 876-9105, or email sburrows@istar.ca.

......Because I can......

Kristina Grej; Shire of Rudivale, Principality of Northshield <froglady80@earthlink.net>

1. I hate hemming.

2. Satan lives in my bobbin winder.

3. The more you try to fix the hem, the more you will screw it up.

4. I need a surger.

5. Don't use red chalk to draw the pattern on white fabric when you need the garb the next day.

6. If the neck hole was too little the first time, only cut a little bit off at a time. There's no going back. I now have an off the shoulder under tunic.

7. If you're trying on the garb you're sewing over and over to get the right fit, it's easier just to sew naked. Someone please tell me I'm not alone.

8. The first time you sew it together, use a big stitch. They're easier to pull out.

9. Trying to convince yourself that no one will notice that the sleeves are two different lengths gets easier as the night goes on.

10. They play really crappy music on the radio at 2:00 AM.

11. Ignore the "Buy 1 more yard then you think you'll need" rule. Replace it with the "Buy 7 more yards than you think you'll need" rule.

12. Get $1/yard fabric. Then you won't swear at yourself so much.

13. You can see a black bra through $1/yard white cotton.

14. You can see a white bra through $1/yard white cotton.

15. You can see you're not wearing a bra through $1/yard white cotton.

16. The warning on cold medicine that says you shouldn't operate heavy machinery while on this drug should state sewing machines specifically.

17. If you're going to be trying on something that's pinned, and have to pull it over your head, remember to wear protective eye gear.

18. The numbers on my tape measure move. They must. I've measured 3 times, and it's still not working.

19. You really do have to match plaids or your butt looks funny.

20. Remember Rule 6? Don't do that again on the over tunic. Next time, try a key hole.

21. At 4:00 AM, leaving the garb too big sounds perfectly acceptable.

22. No matter how far in advance you start sewing your garb, you will be finishing it at 2:00 AM the night before the event.

23. No matter what you learned from your last 2:00 AM sewathon, you're gonna do it all again.

Compendium of Resources

Their Majesties of An Tir,
Prince and Princess Of The North
Sir Davin Steingrimsson & Groa
(Damon Hill & Gretchen Hubbert)
1520 NE 102nd, Seattle, WA, USA, 98125

The 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

Scar Of The North (Rapier Champion)
Maestro Guidobaldo d'Aquilla

Scorer Of The North (Archery Champion)

Scholar Of The North (Arts & Sciences)
HL Thorin Olafsson

Skald Of The North (Bardic Champion)
Lady Bernadette Ard Eibhlinn

Directory of Officers

Recent Change:

Lists: Lady Caitrin ni Cingeadh: (604) 466-0654

Branches of The Crown Principality of The North

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