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  {===========}         #81 March, 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 $2/yr. More information is available on the Northern Sentinel Website: http://north.antir.sca.org/sentinel/
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 ... CP List Minister
... CP A&S Minister
... The Regalia Committee
- Principality News
- Upcoming Events in the North
- Compendium of Resources


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
11-13 Heraldic Symposium - Stromgard - Vancouver, 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 - Blatha An Oir - Tacoma, WA

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
29-31 September Crown - Borealis - Edmonton, AB

5-7 Birthday Bash - Hartwood - Nanaimo, BC
5-7 September Revel - Dregate - Omak, WA
13-14 Principality Event - TBA

10-13 Golden Swan - Appledore - Oliver, BC

By The Light of A Northern Star....

To say this has been a crazy month for the Crown Principality would be an understatement of epic proportions. I could list all the things that happened in February, but as you'll see most of it gets addressed a little further on in the newsletter.
But not only is there light at the end of the tunnel, we can even be fairly certain that it is NOT an on-rushing train. Which is a good thing, because we have a lot yet to do. There's regalia to make and finance, event sites to scope out, and event proposals to create. We have a bid in and accepted for the April event; we still need one for June, September and November. One of those most likely June, but possibly September, too is going to be the Coronet Tourney and/or Investiture.
We're going to need volunteers, too. People for gate, waterbearing, heralds, the lists, autocrat teams and even maybe a new Principality Officer or two.
It's been a long hard road since that first Principality Committee in 1990, through the torturous path past "Cascadia" and the enraged SeaPanther, the first Champions Tourney in Seagirt, Tir Tirengar, The Mad Monk's Inn, The Petition, The second Committee, The Opinion Survey, the creation of The Guardian, The first "Final" Poll, the return of The North and the submission of Tir Rioga to today.
Yup. What a long, strange trip it's been.
Play it, Gerry.....

Lord Erasmus The Traveller, GdS

From the Crown Principality List Minister

I am starting off my new responsibilities as list mistress by tackling a large project. I am creating a permanent collection of wooden list shields for the principality. All heavy and rapier fighters who plan on entering any principality level tournaments will need to have their devices painted on a list shield. I have been in contact with many of the branch seneschals or list mistresses and they have received the appropriate number of shield blanks for the fighters in their area. How these shields get painted is up to the individual branches to decide.
Any seneschal or list person who has not yet received any shield blanks for their branch can contact me at <griffcait@shaw.ca> or (604) 466-0654
I hope to have many shields and the shield board completed and ready for display at the Champion's Tourney in April.


From the Crown Principality A&S Minister

I am looking for a Reporting Deputy. All those interested, or
have questions about he position, should contact me prior to April 1st.

In Service
Aelana Cordovera, (604) 876-9105
From The Regalia Committee

We have lots of news and information to impart. As most of you will now be aware, our name and device have passed through the registration process and so we can now undertake the projects that required us to wait for official arms to be registered. As many of you will also know, recent changes to the requirements for the advancement of branches seeking elevation have set the CP back a pace or two in getting to our first event. Whereas this disappoints many people in the CP, we on the regalia team and our willing volunteers are likely among those few not lamenting, as we get an extra six months with the device passed, rather than six weeks!


We are asking officially for bids now on two of the last and main items for the Principality, the Banners and the Royal Great Seal.
The Royal Great Seal will be used to make impressions in wax for scrolls and other official documents. We could also use a signet ring for the same purpose, so we are entertaining bids for either item. These will bear the device of the principality is: 'Azure, on a saltire between
four mullets of eight points argent a laurel wreath azure'. You can find a depiction at this website: http://donna.hrynkiw.net/principality/devices/device1.gif . As a fledgling principality we do not have coffers as thickly padded as we will have given time, so bids that come with their own source of funding are especially welcome!
Because the Principality Banners will be a large undertaking, we are hoping that a group such as a guild, household or branch with a pool of talented needleworkers will offer to take this project on. We want the banners to appear as authentic as possible so we wish to emphasize we'd like to see period fabrics (or awfully good foolers) and period techniques used in the creation of the banners (and tabards, baldrics, cloaks, etc.). We are a historical recreation group after all, let's try and create convincing future heirlooms.
Similarly to the seal, bids for the banners or indeed any project that come with a financial sponsor are quite welcome indeed. We don't want to discourage bidders or volunteers, so it is worth noting there are funds available in the coffers for projects or portions of projects. Still,
there are quite a few shires that currently have more cash than the Crown Principality, so we appeal to any group wishing to sponsor a project financially to please let us know.
Due to the date setback, we are not sure when these projects will be due, but we could set a tentative date of the end of August/ September Crown for items needed for the first tourney and investiture, though we cannot make guarantees at this point we do need to solidify our labour force. Any questions to do with these or any other projects please we encourage you to contact us!


We have a number of other projects yet to be assigned, as well as a number of volunteers already on file. For those of you would like to make sure your offers of help are on our current list, please do not hesitate to contact us. If you are thinking of starting a project, or are not sure if we are aware of something you are currently working on, we would definitely appreciate a note from you so we can avoid duplicated efforts around the Crown Principality.
Here is our current wish list: (caveat- some of them are ridiculous, but if you don't ask, how will anyone ever know? Besides someone might have a lovely, canvas blue and white striped pavilion they want to get rid of....)

-for the champions -
- a period longbow for the Guardian of the Bow.
- a hand bound book, a knife and leather satchel for the A and S champ.
- a horn (for blowing, think Horn of Gondor)

- Herald's Staff and sounding box (large oaken walking staff shod with
metal to call for attention)
- eric flags, and rope
- commemorative tokens for the first event/ first reign.
- retinue baldrics
- Court decor- various banners and pennants to dress up the event site.
- smallish swallow tail silk pennants to fly around the eric
- pavilion for court ( yes, wishful thinking...)
- possibly new banners for the Principality officers that are all the same
- decorative chest to store regalia in.
- tableware dishes, chest
- table linens for the royals, runners cloths, napkins
- weaponry for the guards at court
- gift box items
- a chest of small to medium size to hold the gift items.


There is a new person at the helm of the kneeling cushion project, Her Ladyship Ksenia Pavlovna who has graciously agreed to organize this project and bring it to completion. If you were assigned a piece to work on through the original effort, could you please contact her as soon as possible. Her e-mail is: <maile.is@shaw.ca>, and her contact info. is: (604) 582-5708, #202 15238 100th Avenue, Surrey B.C., V3R 7T9.


We also would like to encourage the populace to take up the idea (originally borne from the fertile imagination of Baron Gerhard) of the gift box. Our new Royals will need a supply of gifts for various circumstances, gift basket exchanges, prizes for competitions, and smaller tokens of thanks for autocrats, event helpers, entertainers, and what have you. This is a great way for people to have their work noticed, for Laurels to promote their apprentices, and for generous folks to be well... generous. People with items for the gift box should contact one of the folks at the bottom of this notice.


The " official " blue for us is a rich royal blue and a crisp white.
We have a paint chip ( no laughing) from Ralph Lauren 'Sea and Sky Collection' ; the number is SS35 or ' Regimental Blue'. The closest DMC floss number is 824. Please let's all try to stay focussed on the same shade of blue so that our Royals do not resemble an unfortunate laundering accident when they hold court.


Also; a note for people who wish to give gifts to the incoming Royalty. Please do not put the Sovereign of Consorts arms onto items you wish for the people holding the positions to keep after the reign. The arms pass on with the investiture of each new Royal couple, and the arms of each are the sole prerogative of each station, and are not to be used, worn or displayed by anyone else in the Known World. It would be a terrible shame should the gift of an exquisite gown representing hundreds of hours worth of work be made specifically for the princess and be adorned with the consort's arms, and then for her to only be able to wear while acting as consort.
However, good news! It is only the arms as depicted heraldically that are reserved in this fashion, all of the heraldic elements and colors are open to creative interpretation and can be used freely. So please everyone, be sure to indicate which things are personal gifts from those gifts for the Royals that you intend to remain with the regalia.


You can reach the regalia team at: <Regalia@grt-net.com> or at the individual email addresses listed below, or catch us at an event near you!
Thank you all for your kind attention,

In Service,
the Regalia Team

Cometessa Morgaine Brigantia: <morgaine@shaw.ca> or (604) 588-3558
Mistress Godytha of Whiteraven: <pasha@lightspeed.ca>
HL Aelana Cordovera: <sburrows@istar.ca>
HL Yrsa Kettilsdottir': <cristin@shaw.ca>
HL Erasmus the Traveller: <travlr@pacificcoast.net> or (250) 380-9947
Don Diarmuid de Rosas: <irwin@direct.ca>
Lady Li Ban MacNessa: - CP Herald <li_ban@telus.net>
Mistress Elizabeth Braidwood - Deputy in Charge of Principality Affairs

Principality News

There have been some significant developments lately in our efforts to become a full principality. Some great, some not so good, but overall to our benefit.

Our Name and Device

First of all, everyone shout and cheer -- we now have a registered name and device!
The name is "Tir Righ" (gaelic, pronounced "teer REE", meaning "king's land" or "royal land") and the device is Azure, on a saltire between four mullets of eight points argent, a laurel wreath azure. For those of you who don't speak heraldese, it's a blue background with a large white X on it. There is an eight-pointed white star in each blue quadrant, and a blue laurel wreath in the middle of the X.
Are you wondering what happened to 'North'? After being returned and 'Tir Riogha' was submitted in its place, the kingdom heralds determined that we actually had a case to appeal the decision. So 'North' was submitted again, this time directly to Laurel Sovereign of Arms. We should be receiving word of his final decision in March or April. If 'North' is registered, we'll be releasing 'Tir Righ'.

April Principality Event

Second, we will not be holding our First Coronet Tournament in April as we had begun to hope.
We had hoped that the Board might be willing to hold a special meeting by telephone conference call to consider our principality petition, but this has not proven to be feasible because of too many issues to go into here. The next in-person Board meeting at which our petition could be decided upon takes place the same weekend as our April event -- a margin far too close to accommodate any sort of reasonable error. We're really sorry for having gotten everyone's hopes up and we're just as disappointed as you are.
The event will go on as originally planned however. In Lionsdale on April 26-27 there will be a crown principality event where we will hold two competitions: the Crown Principality Arts and Sciences Championship and instead of a Coronet Tournament, we'll be holding a heavy tournament to choose the next Guardians of the Waiting Thrones. Mark it on your calendars, the site is lovely, we'll see you there!

New Principality Poll

We have to re-do our Principality Poll.
Even in our wildest imaginations we never thought it would take this long to get our petition before the Board and we're way beyond the Society Seneschal's original rule-of-thumb deadline of 8 to 10 months. We're currently planning on mailing out the poll ballots very soon -- likely in the first week of March. Given the magnificent return rate and overwhelmingly positive response of the last polling, we're not going to risk screwing up a good thing and therefore the same format will be used again. Ballots will be mailed out to paid S.C.A. members only. Please fill in and return the ballots as quickly as you can. Time is of the essence.
We're sorry we couldn't give non-members or expired members time to renew their memberships. However we encourage everyone to send their comments to the Crown, the Kingdom Seneschale, and the Board.

Late-Breaking News About The FINAL Poll:

Greetings from Jarl Sir Hwolf and Lady Zelda of Jorvik

We are very happy to advise you that our Kingdom Seneschal, Viscountess Callista Balgaire, has confirmed that we may send EMAIL poll replies directly to her at seneschal@antir.sca.org . The labels have already been requested, and the poll is considered to be in motion. The ballots will still be mailed out to all members, so if you have already voted by email, please do not also send in the paper ballot.

Your email should be in the following format:
Mundane name
Membership number
SCA name
"I support/do not support (delete the one that does not apply)
the elevation of Tir Righ to full principality status".

Non-members may also send an email in the same format, just state "not a paid member" where "membership number" is.
You are, of course, welcome to add comments to your poll reply. The format is there mainly for ease of sorting and cross checking to the master list, which the Kingdom Seneschal will be handling. We owe her a huge thank you for taking this task on.
As for the name and device, they are the ones that have passed. The issue of this poll is "do you want us to be elevated to full principality status?" That is not to say there is no room for debate, or future revelations by the Heralds that we are now "The North".
The paper ballots will also contain the email address for replies. We must make sure all the members in our Crown Principality are notified, which is considered done once the labelled envelopes are in the mail. Response time is close, however, so if you can email your reply as soon as possible, it would be best. There is still time for people who are not on-line to reply via the Post Office, but no leaving the ballot on the kitchen table for a month! Fill it out and mail it in ASAP!
Please email us at the above address if you have any questions. We will do our best to reply as quickly as possible.

A Message from the Guardians

Greetings from the Guardians to the Populace:
As we proceeded with the Petition to the North, I was informed that the polling would not go stale. Now that the Name and Device have been passed, the powers that be looked at the petition and the date of the polling, and the majority believes it has gone stale, being past the typically accepted time frame of 8 months. As such, we no longer have a valid polling to go with our petition to the BoD. Based on this, we must re-poll the Populace.
We apologize to the populace. We apologize for getting your hopes up that the Crown Principality would hold our first Coronet in April. We cannot keep this promise. For this we are very sorry.
As this is going out, we are trying very hard to have the petition and the new polling done for the BoD's meeting on April 26, 2003. If this is accomplished, we could have our first Coronet tournament in June.
We cannot promise June, as it depends on people in higher places making decisions that we cannot predict. But we will do our best to make this happen.
In Service,
Jarl Sir Hwolf Einarson
Lady Zelda of Jorvik

P.S. As a certain notoriously well known Baron says, "BLAME THE BOD!!"

Addendum from Jarl Hwolf, as stated by him at Lionsdale Champions event, which he wishes forwarded to the rest of the Populace who were not at the event to hear his words:
"I am sorry for getting your hopes up and saying we would have an April Coronet. I felt this date was for sure. In the end, I was wrong. The BoD members will not accept our last polling because of the length it took for the petition to get to them. No fault of the Seneschals of An Tir and the Society, even thought it fell to them to deny the petition going to the BoD. It's the BoD's rules, sorry folks. In short, I take responsibility for having not foreseen the polling going stale, and causing you to have to fill out another ballot."

So When Will Our Principality Petition Go Before the Board?

If everything goes smoothly, our principality petition will go before the Board at their regularly-scheduled April meeting. If we suffer any hiccups, glitches or problems which cause the results of the polling to be delayed, the Board will see our petition at their July meeting. We will probably hear of the Board's decision within hours after they make it.

Bids for Principality Events Are Now Being Accepted
We still need bids from branches to host the June, September, and November principality events. Any one of these could be the First Coronet Tournament or the First Investiture.
Dates are:
14-15 June 2003
13-14 Sept 2003 (also Bardic and Archery Championships)
22-23 Nov 2003 (also Rapier Championship)
Branches wishing to host a crown principality event are encouraged to submit bids to Crown Principality Seneschal Ljotr (Mitch Steck, 250- 542-6988, <northern-seneschal@antir.sca.org>) and/or his deputy for Principality Stuff, Elizabeth Braidwood (Donna Hrynkiw, 4808 214A St., Langley B.C. V3A 9E4, <Donna.Hrynkiw@kwantlen.ca>).

Keep Up the Good Work

We encourage you all to keep up the good work. Our branches are healthy and thriving, our artisans are cutting, colouring, carving and composing, our fighters are training hard for the upcoming tourney season, and we have a full summer of events and activities ahead of us. Make a special effort to keep on top of your reporting -- it's the single clearest indication that we can give to the Kingdom and Society that we're ready to take our place with the other principalities and kingdoms of the Known World. Don't forget that we also have a new reporting opportunity to prove our readiness -- the new Non-Member Surcharge.


The Regalia Committee have a wish-list of items that the principality simply cannot afford at this time. If you have some time, talent, or funds you are willing to spend on behalf of the principality, I'm sure they'd be happy to hear from you! Contact Cometessa Morgaine Brigantia at <morgaine@shaw.ca> or 604-588-3558. And be sure to have a look at their message in the upcoming issue of the Northern Sentinel with contact information for all the members of the regalia team and to see a copy of that wish list. Funds raised for regalia should be sent to the Crown Principality Exchequer, the Honourable Lady Eriu of Tlachtga, <bashful@lightspeed.ca> or (604) 524-2824; make sure you tell her that it's to be ear-marked for regalia
Upcoming Events in the North

Scribal Ithra, 8-9 Mar, 2003
Lions Gate (Vancouver BC)

The Barony of Lions Gate is hosting a University of Ithra session for a Scribal Ithra Session for local scribes and those who wish to become a scribe.
Classes will include those of interest to the absolute beginner and advanced scribe alike! This session's classes will include beginning and advanced calligraphy hands, beginning and advanced illumination styles, history, and methods.
Pre-registration is required. Registration closes on Wednesday,
March 5, 2003.
Catalogues and Information: Amanda Kendal, 1192 Shavington St., North Vancouver BC, Canada, V7L 1K9; Ph: (604) 988-0304, eMail <kendal@lightspeed.ca> Matriculation fee - $2.00, Registration fee - $5.00
There will be beverages available during the day. Bring note- taking materials for all classes.
You will need the registration form from the catalogue in order to register for classes.
To obtain the catalogue, email your full name and postal address. We cannot send a complete catalogue over the eMail. You can use eMail for questions but we require the hard copy registration form which is in the catalogue as well as the funds, before you are fully registered. Then, we won't delay your registration (especially important in a limited registration class).
You can notify us by eMail of classes that you wish to register for. However, you will still need to fill out a registration form from the Ithra catalogue prior to classes. And, of course, registration requires payment of fees. When we receive your payment, you will be registered in the class. Payment must be by cash, cheque or money order (made out to - University of Ithra).
Billetting and Ferry pick-up will be available with pre- registration.

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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
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 INFORMATION: 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 site website at

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Northern Society for Creative Anachronism (NSCA)
Annual General Meeting - March 16, 2003, Vancouver, BC

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Northern Society for Creative Anachronism (NSCA) will be held on March 16, 2003 at 1 pm in the Common Room, 101 - 7881 120A Street, Surrey, BC. All current members and group representatives will receive notification of the meeting, the site and the agenda.
NSCA Recognized Groups are reminded to send their year end financial reports to the Treasurer of the NSCA. The Treasurer needs this information in order to include it in her report to Victoria and to report to the AGM. Reports are due by February 15, 2003.
The deadline for nominations for officers of the NSCA Board of Directors prior to the AGM was January 31, 2003. Since no nominations for officers were received by that date, nominations for officers will be accepted from the floor at the Annual General Meeting. Nominees must be current general members of the NSCA, at least 19 years of age (21 years in the case of the president) and a resident in British Columbia for the past two years. You must be a current general NSCA member in good standing in order to vote.

A. Nominated candidates must be general members in good standing.
B. Members wishing to stand for office shall submit a declaration of intent to stand for office to the secretary or president, signed by the candidate and a nominator, both of whom shall be general members in good standing. The declaration must be submitted to the secretary or president either in person or by mail postmarked no later than January 31 of the year of the intended election meeting.
C. Pursuant to Article VI, Section B, if no nominations for an office have been received, by the secretary, by the closing date, nominations from the floor will be accepted for that office at the election meeting.
E. All general members that are in good standing may vote.

Members are reminded that all 2002/2003 waivers and memberships expire on March 31, 2003. Membership forms and year- long waivers are available from the officers or from your local representative.
Should you have any questions regarding the NSCA, please feel free to contact any member of the Board of Directors of the NSCA listed below.

President: Nancy J. M. Stevens, 1192 Shavington Street, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1K9, (604) 988-0304, <kendal@lightspeed.ca>

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

Secretary Elaine McMillan, 202 - 4630 Evergreen Lane, Delta, BC V4K 2W5, (604) 952-0452, <emcmillan@dccnet.com>

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

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

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Shittimwoode Ithra Session, 29-30 Mar, 2003
Shittimwoode (Bellingham, WA)

There will be something for everyone--fighting, children's classes, required and elective classes. The Ithra site is in Bellingham, WA in Western Washington University's Environmental Studies building on the South end of campus, near the soccer fields and Rock Rings. There is no street address.
Pre-registration required; no on-site registration. Contact the chancellor or the registrar for a catalogue.
Ithra Chancellor: Mistress Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland; 1192 Shavington St, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 1K9; (604) 988-0304; email <kendal@lightspeed.ca>
Registrar: HL Helene de Navarre; 3613 W. Rusley Dr., Bellingham, WA, 98225; (360) 676-5214; email <hdenavarre@attbi.com>
The $3 Non-Member Surcharge will apply. Checks to pay the $3 Non-member Surcharge should be made payable to "SCA Inc., Shire of Shittimwoode". All fees are in American funds.
University of Ithra fees (matriculation, registration, classes) are in the Ithra catalogue. Checks to pay the Ithra fees should be made payable to "University of Ithra".
Site opens at 8am Saturday, March 29; classes begin at 9am. Site closes at 7pm Sunday, March 30.
For more information on the Ithra Session and to Register, contact the registrar or chancellor (contact information above).
CRASH SPACE: Signy; (Ellen Wilson), 2638 McLeod Rd., Bellingham, WA 98225; (360) 734-6762; <ellenromaine@hotmail.com>. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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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 webpage above), 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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Champions Tourney and Banquet, 5 Apr, 2003
Eisenmarche (Pitt Meadows, BC)

Join us in a celebration of Celtic culture at the annual Shire of Eisenmarche Champions Tournament and Banquet. There will be entertainment and activities for ALL! A pied piper will be on site to help entertain our younger guests. Enjoy the challenge and excitement offered at the list fields, as the Rapier and Armoured combatants vie to be known as Shire Champions. This year we will add a new Champion to our ranks!! Who will hold the honour as Eisenmarche's first Shire Champion Archer? In the evening come celebrate the spring in true Celtic fashion. Prepare to be entertained as you enjoy the savoury tastes from our kitchens.
All persons wishing to compete are welcomed. Those wishing to become Shire Champion will have to agree to the following should they become Champion:
* Encouraged to attend all Eisenmarche events
* Help run the tournament the following year
SITE: Pitt Meadows Rec. Hall, 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC
SITE FEES: $5CDN for SCA members* and $9CDN for non- members. 14 and under half-price; 6 and under free
FEAST FEES: $18CDN for SCA members* and $22CDN for non- members. 14 and under half-price; 6 and under free. Please make cheques payable to Shire of Eisenmarche. * members MUST provide valid SCA membership card at the gate/when purchasing feast tickets. ** Feast Fees include site fee.
Site Rules: No pets in building. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL. There will be a licensed Tavern on site. Please DO NOT bring your own candles to the banquet, there will be adequate lighting.
DIRECTIONS: (SCA signs will be posted near to the site):
>From Vancouver, follow the Lougheed Highway East to Pitt Meadows. Turn right on Harris Road (second light after the bridge). The hall is on your left beside a large park.
>From the Fraser Valley, follow the Lougheed Highway West to Pitt Meadows. Turn left on Harris Road. The hall is on your left beside a large park.
AUTOCRAT: Elphin (Shawnna Ayers) , 101 - 8729 Fremlin St, Vancouver, BC V6P 3X5 (604) 323-9844 cell: (604) 218-5911 <aelpyn@shaw.ca> Co-Autocrat: Lady Elizabeth Dougall (Sandy Nelson), 1751 Prairie Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC (604) 942-9412 cell: (604) 841-4516 <sammymay@telus.net>

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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.
SITE FEES: 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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Winter's End, 18-20 Apr, 2003
Ramsgaard (Logan Lake, BC)

A call to arms, artisans, and good gentles!
Ramsgaard will be hosting a grand demonstration of skills and chivalry to celebrate Winter's End and also to flourish our growing populace.
These celebrations will include, a Rapier tourney (held in honor of Her Excellency Cometessa Morgaine Brigantia and presented by Lord Allen of Rockfall), a Heavy tourney, presented by Sir Owain Ap Einar, and a friendly Bardic competition.
We will also be conducting some classes, including; Renaissance garb and hat making, yurt construction and decorating, beginning rapier classes, fiberglass sword making, also Sir Owain will be facilitating a workshop on period fighting techniques. More info on these as they are confirmed.
Winter's End participants have been invited to join the annual Medieval Feast, hosted by the local children''s haunted house committee there are 120 tickets available, (BTW more than half have sold), so please reserve yours right away. (Psst... I hear Logan Lake holds really great feasts.) Feast tickets are $15.00 and can be reserved through Diane <Dspantry@telus.net> or Roxanne: <elia_1567@yahoo.com> or (250) 315-0461.
Logan Lakes'' Lion's Club will be hosting the bar. No outside alcohol allowed, due to BC laws, in effect.
SITE FEE: There is no site fee.
Autocrat: Draven Mac Raith (Devin Gambler), Ph: (250) 315-0461, <kindredknight@hotmail.com>
DIRECTIONS: Make your best way to Logan Lake and watch for the Recreation Center, better direction's to follow.

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Crown Principality Championships, 25-27 Apr, 2003
Lionsdale (Mission, BC)

Our Shire is pleased to be hosting the Northern Championship Tournament to decide our new Heavy and Arts and Science Champions.be held at the Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission, BC. Check out the Northern Web Site and the Lionsdale web site for tourney information.
SITE FEES: $10CDN adults (S.C.A members.), $5CDN for children 5-15; Children under 5 are free. $25 family cap

DIRECTIONS: At TransCanada Hwy #1 Exit 95, take the exit heading north towards Mission; Stay on this road towards Mission. Turn Right onto Hwy-11 Abbotsford-Mission Hwy; once you go over the Fraser River Bridge take the next exit Hwy #7 /Mission City Centre/ Agassiz. Turn Left onto Horne ST, then onto Glasgow Ave (small bridge over railroad tracks). Turn right at Lights onto Hwy-7 and at the next lights turn Left onto Stave Lake RD. Take first right (3rd Ave) and follow through to the end. Turn left and enter the front gate

AUTOICRAT: Kieran Gunn, 32310 Mouat Dr., Abbotsford, BC; (604) 556-0887 <KieranGunn@shaw.ca>

Please indicate your branch, office or rank, as appropriate, along with: Actual Pavillion width and depth (foot print) and Area width and depth with guide ropes

[Editor's Note: In conversation with Jarl Hwolf, Guardian of The Waiting Thrones, he specified the following requirements with regard to entering the lists: 1) You and your inspiration must be a resident of Tir Righ the day of the tourney (your word is good enough for him); 2) you must present a 3" tourney shield with your name on the back of it (doesn't have to have your arms on it, but that would be a good thing); 3) Your weapons and shield must be documentable that is, the style of shield must be one that your persona would have used, as does your weapon (e.g., broadswords prior to 10th c. weren't generally used for thrusting, so a 9th century persona shouldn't have a thrusting tip on their's); 4) A current SCA Membership, and; 5)Their Royal Majesties have decried that the new Guardian will not be allowed to enter in the next tourney, be it for the Coronet or for the Guardianship.]

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
(604) 574-7634 (before 9pm, please)

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

Shire of Appledore
(Kelowna and Okanagan Valley, BC)
Seneschal: George of Mangledwords
(George Cornish), (250) 495-7715

Shire of Cae Mor (Kitimat, BC)
Seneschal: Lord Tadgg OhAolain (John
Rowe), (250) 639-9301

Incipient Shire of Coill Mhor
(100 Mile House, BC)
Seneschal: Finnlaech MacGillandrias
(Cameron Ross), (250) 397-2151
<finlaech @coillmohr.com>

Shire of Cragmere (Campbell River, BC)
Seneschal: Lord Kjartan kraka (Jamie
Prowse), (250) 335-1599

Port of Crickstow-on-Sea
(CFB Esquimalt, BC)
Seneschal: HE James Llewellyn ap
Gruffyd (Tom Pilcher), (250) 995-8526

Shire of Danscombe (Kelwona, BC)
Seneschal: HL Yrsa Kettlesdottir (Cristin
Olafsson), (250) 490-4771

Shire of Dregate (Omak, WA)
Seneschal: HL Killian Carrick (Kelly
Cericker), (509) 422-5101

Shire of Eisenmarche
(Coquitlam & Pitt Meadows, BC)
Seneschal: HL Eric of Clan Smith (Norm
Nelson), (604) 942-9412

Shire of False Isle (Powell River, BC)
Seneschal: Lord Grimr inn svarti (Gregory
White), (604) 485-7234

Shire of Frozen Mountain
(West Kootenays, BC)
Seneschal: Lady Rose Cam-beul (Shiela
Campbell), (250) 352-1687

Shire of Hartwood (Nanaimo, BC)
Seneschal: Lady Kineburh (Tracey
Paisley), (250) 754-7971

Shire of Krakafjord (Vernon, BC)
Seneschal: Hengst the Saxon (Mike
Hamm), (250) 503-7902

Shire of Lionsdale
(Abbotsford & Chilliwack, BC)
Seneschal: Don Kieran Gunn (Kevin
Manson), (604) 556-0887

Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC)
Seneschal: HE Padraign O'Bhuadhiagh
(Patricia O'Donnell), (604) 861-0899

Shire of Ramsgaard (Kamloops, BC)
Seneschal: Sir Tariq Abu Zayd (Alan
Graham), (250) 828-0251

Shire of Ravensweir
(Quesnel & Williams Lake,BC)
Seneschal: Lady Rowan (Brenda Miller),
(250) 992-7265

Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, BC)
Seneschal: HL Lenora di Calizzan (Tammi
Hayes), (250) 474-5602

Shire of Shittimwoode
(Bellingham - Whatcom CO., WA)
Seneschal: Floralyn, Fern of Dale (Flora
Shannon), (360) 384-0547

S. Giles College
(University of Victoria, BC)
Seneschal: Bersi Cunningham (Bill Ryan),
(250) 519-0059

Shire of Tir Bannog (Smithers, BC)
Seneschal: Tewl Gover orth Kernow
(Douglas Jeffery), (250) 846-5290

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