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  {===========}         #86 August, AS XXXVIII (2003, C.E.)

This is The eSentinel, a publication of the Principality
of Tir Righ, 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
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distribution is theft and harms the Principality.

- Event Calendar
- By The Light of A Northern Star
- From the ...
... The Word of Thier Majesties of An Tir
... Web Minister
... From The (Outgoing) Kingdom Earl Marshal
... From the President, SCA, Inc.
- Upcoming Events in Tir Righ
- Because I Can, Too...
- Compendium of Resources
- Staff Credits



15-17 Homecoming, Danscombe, Kelowna, BC
15-17 SST, Seagirt, Victoria, BC
15-17 S/Y/G Trials, Lions Gate, Vancouver, BC
22-24 Warren War, Shittimwoode, Bellingham, WA
22-24 Holmgang VIII, Krakafjord, Vernon, BC
22-24 Forest War, Coill Mohr, 100 Mile House, BC
23 Anniversary Tourney, Cragemere Campbell River, BC
29-31 Crown Tourney, Borealis, Edmonton, AB

5-7 Birthday Bash, Hartwood, Nanaimo, BC
5-7 September Revel, Dregate, Omak, WA
5-7 Summer's End / Ithra, Ravensweir, Quensel, BC
13-14 Coronet Tourney, Danscombe, Kelowna, BC
20-21 Workshop Ithra, Crickstow-on-Sea, Victoria, BC
26-28 Kingdom Bardic, Wyewood, S.King Co., WA
27-28 Minter Graden Demo, Lionsdale, Chilliwack, BC
4 Baronial Banquet, Lions Gate, Vancouver, BC
4-5 Kingdom Scribal Symposium, Krakafjord, Vernon, BC
10-13 Golden Swan, Appledore Oliver, BC
11 Just a Picnic, False Isle, Powell River, BC
18-19 Ithra, Lionsdale, Chilliwack, BC
25-26 Newcomers Weekend, Lions Gate, Vancouver, BC

1 Machiavelli, Danscombe, Kelowna, BC
22-23 Principality Investiture, Shittimwoode, Bellingham, WA
29 Feast of St. Catherine, Eisenmarche, Coquitlam, BC

6 Baroness' Tourney, Lions Gate, Vancouver, BC

By The Light of A Northern Star....

Late July and early August in Tir Righ are often
crazy times. A lot of this is due to Clinton War, the
Work weekend and work-week. It is also due to that
Quarterly Reporting period between 15 July and 1 August.
We're all pressed for time it seems, and as a result,
things often get missed.

And if you are also trying to work in a mundane
vacation somewhere in amongst all that, well......!

As a result, August tends to be either feast or famine
for The Sentinel. This year, it's a bit of a famine, but
that worked out well for myself, as well, since I have
been mundanely busy. And continue to be.

So, let's not waste time this month. Hope your summer is
going wonderfully, and you're getting to the events you
want to.

And don't forget, I'm still taking applications until
August 30th for those gentles who may be interested in
taking over this position. A decision will be made at
September Coronet in Danscombe.


The Word of Their Majesties of An Tir:

Their Majesties have requested that the cheers during
Their reign be "Hurray".

Their Majesties understand that the populace has become
so accustomed to using "Huzzah" over the past 10 years
that it may be confusing at first. However, please
spread the word that whenever there is Royal Presence for
certain, and at other events as well, the response for
cheers for Gunnar and Gabriell's reign should be "HURRAY".

Natasha Orionova Zateeva
Vox Leonis Herald


From The Principality Web Minister
What to expect from your Web Minister?

In the last ten years an invention has been transforming
our kingdom and society in more ways than we can count.
Some see it as a boon, a unifying force that allows us
to make and keep good friends over the vast distances
that our society encompasses. Others see it as a bane
that has shattered the oral traditions of the society.

That invention, of course, is the Internet. Ten years
ago, finding out information such as who are the triple
peers of An Tir or who the champion of Seagirt is took
a great deal of time and effort. Now these answers are
almost too easy to find out. We have a host of web
ministers who are providing us with such things.

Regardless of whether this technology is a boon or a bane
to our medieval existence, it is here to stay. And since
we've come out of our infancy of hosting web sites solely
on borrowed systems and running mailing lists on personal
machines, it's time we started down the path of
recognizing what a web minister is and what the
relationship of this office should be with the populace
of our branches, our Principality, our Kingdom, and our

So what does a web minister do? At the base of it, he
writes web pages. But this says as much about a web
minister's job as saying a chronicler folds the pages of
the newsletter. The newsletter's pages must be folded,
but it's the contents of the newsletter that is truly

Since the content is the important part, that's what a
web minister should do: Gather content for the site.
Since there's no set publishing schedule, this content
can be gathered progressively over time. Since there's no
effective page limitation such as postage, lots of
information can be held for all sorts of things. Since
this information can be stored effectively indefinitely
without having the paper disintegrate - the website
becomes the perfect archival place. And finally, since
access to the site is cheap and easy for a great portion
of the populace, it is a fantastic vehicle for
announcements, calendars, contact information, and such.

These are the five things that I and my deputies plan to
do for Web Minister of Tir Righ's office. We will gather
information about events, people, and happenings that are
of interest. We will continue to add information and
refine the information that is on the site. We will make
the website act as an archive for the populace of Tir
Righ. We will make the website available for
announcements from the Crown, the Coronet, and the
populace. And we will work to continually make the
information correct and accurate.

And we will do all of this cheerfully and happily! Partly
because we're doing this because we want to help our
Principality, but mostly because the better we treat you,
the populace of Tir Righ, the more likely you are to help
us get the information we need to do our job. And the
more that you help us, the easier that job is!

Lord Quentin d'Or, AA


From The (Outgoing) Kingdom Earl Marshal

Please read and distribute the following rules change.
This change comes from the Society level and as such must
be implemented in An Tir. One point that I want every one
to be clear on is that this is only changing the armor
worn, not how lights are killed.

Sir Aethelred Cloudbreaker
Earl Marshal, An Tir


Armor Rule Change

All participants on the field during armoured (heavy
weapons) combat shall meet the Society minimum armor
standards for a fully armoured, heavy weapons combatant.
This includes but is not limited to combat archers,
scouts, siege engineers and other combatants who may have
in the past used "light" armor allowed under the Missile
Weapon equipment standards. It would not include marshals,
water bearers or churigeons. These standards can be found
in the marshals handbook or online, on the Society
Marshal's website here:

The only exception to this rule shall be those missile
combatants equipped with the "Archers Gauntlet'' All
missile combatants may wear an archers gauntlet on both
hands. Full hand protection is recommended for an archer's
bow hand, and whenever conditions place the hand holding
a throwing weapon at risk of being struck. The Archers
Gauntlet'' shall be a minimum of an ice hockey glove with
the fingers cut off, so that the back of the hand and the
wrist are protected. Other gauntlets such as
demi-gauntlets may be used in place of the "Archers
Gauntlet'' described above, so long as they provide
equivalent or greater protection.
Participants have a maximum of 18 months to upgrade their
helms to 16 gauge or better, if they need to do so. That
change will be effective (January 1st, 2005)
All participants will have a maximum of 6 months to
upgrade any other armor that they need to fit the Society
standards. That change will be effective (January 1st,
This ruling applies to all combatants currently using full
or non-contact archer/missile combatant armor or
non-contact scout armor during heavy/armored combat.
This rule change will replace the non-contact armor rules
in the marshals handbook and missile user light armor
standards in the missile combat handbook.

In effect this means that participants:
1. That had 18 gauge helms now need to get a 16
gauge (or better)

The minimum armor for all participants is:
2. Neck Armor:
3. Kidney protection
4. Groin protection.
4. Hand and Wrist Armor: A minimum of 2 Archers gauntlets.
5. Rigid knee and elbow protection.
b. All individuals will wear sturdy footwear while engaged
in combat activities.

Please check the society standards for specifications on
what is allowed or not.
Please let me know if you have any questions.

Tessa the Huntress, Deputy Society Marshal
for Combat Archery


From the President, SCA, Inc.

Greetings to the esteemed members of the Society:
Below is a message from the Laurel King of Arms
concerning a call for applicants for that office.

Sincere regards,
Meg Baron
President, SCA Inc.

At the July 2003 meeting the Board of Directors reopened
the call for applications for the office of Laurel
Sovereign of Arms. A new call is being made because in the
weeks between the close of applications and the Board
meeting all three applications were withdrawn from
The decision about the new Laurel and staff will be made
by the Board of Directors at the October 2003 Board
meeting, with the new team to take office and start ruling
on submissions in April 2004. Application must be made
in writing to Laurel Resume, SCA Inc., PO Box 360789,
Milpitas, CA 95036-0789, or to resumes@sca.org. Resumes
must be received by September 30, 2003. Applicants are
encouraged to forward their resumes to the College of
Arms to allow the College to provide informed commentary
to the Board.
Laurel is responsible for overseeing all heraldry in the
SCA, including the processing of heraldic submissions. A
detailed job description is found in section IX of the
Administrative Handbook of the College of Arms at
The current structure of the Laurel office splits the
submissions work between three main deputies: Pelican
Sovereign of Arms (decisions on name submissions), Wreath
Sovereign of Arms (decisions on armory submissions), and
Laurel Clerk (handling the hundreds of submissions
processed each month and the College of Arms
correspondence for those submissions). Other structures
for the office are acceptable.

Laurel will be taking a more active role in helping
develop team applications this time. It is often hard
to find the staff needed to do the entire Laurel office
in one place. The current office setup shows that the
staff can be located in multiple cities. To that end,
people who might be interested in taking the
responsibility for a portion of the Laurel job are
encouraged to write to Laurel, who may be able to help
them become part of a Laurel team bid.
Laurel would like to commend the three teams that
previously applied. They all wished to serve the Society
and the College of Arms. The reasons for making the hard
decision to withdraw their applications were as varied
as the teams that applied. One common concern I heard
from each applicant was the volume of work and the time
required for the office. I respect each of the teams that
applied for the office. It is Laurel's hope that each of
team will continue to work with the CoA and apply again
in the future.

Francois, Laurel

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc., Box 360789, Milpitas, CA 95036.
You may also comment via email


Upcoming Events in Tir Righ

15-17 August, 2003, AS XXXVIII
Shire of Danescombe
Summerland, BC

Mark this one on your calendar! Homecoming is the annual
shire Three Champions event hosted by the Shire of
Danescombe. This year the event will take place at Camp
Boyle, near Summerland, British Columbia in the beautiful
Okanogan Valley.

Highlights of the weekend will include;
* Armoured (Heavy) Defender's Tourney
* Rapier Defender's Tourney
* Bardic Defender's Tourney
* A Feast on Saturday evening by St. Gentian's Table
* "Win Art Pendragon's Chicken!" an after-feast game show
that will test the knowledge of contestants on the Tales
of the Round Table.

The event gates will open at 4:00 PM on August 15 and will
close by 3:00 PM on August 17.

Site fees (Canadian dollars) are: Weekend - $10 for
members, $5 for youth (18 & under), 6 and under are free,
Family cap $25. Day fees - $5 for members, $2 for youth
(18 & under), 6 and under free, Family cap $12.
Non-members add $4 Canadian St. Gentian's Feast fees
(Canadian dollars) are: $10 for adults, $5 for youth
(18 & under), 6 and under free.. Make cheques payable to
"Shire of Danescombe".

The Location ... Surrounded by woods, the site itself
offers almost unlimited camping areas, many open field,
many in treed surroundings. There is a main lodge with
full washroom facilities including showers, plus a
scattering of outhouses for those who do not like to
walk too far in the night. Clean running water. A large
dining/activity building for feasts, games, and
celebration. A large formal campfire area with seating
and a stage. The camp also has a shallow creek running
through the site.

Homecoming is a "discretely damp" event. Our hosts are
Scouts Canada, with an onsite Caretaker and his Family.
They are very friendly and tolerant people, with whom
we enjoy a good relationship and one we wish to maintain.

Vendors are encouraged to attend and can be placed close
to the centre of activities.

For a map and directions to the site visit
www.antir.com/danescombe, or for more information, please
contact your Autocrat:
Sevrin de Savage
(mka-Aaron D. McClelland)
E-mail: <desavage@telus.net>
Phone: (250) 494-4144
Mailing Address:
PO Box 706
BC V0H 1Z0

Seagirt Summer Tourney
August 12-17, 2003, AS XXXVIII
Barony of Seagirt
Sooke, BC

On the weekend of August 15th through 17th the very best
of Seagirt will meet to demonstrate their skill and vie
for the title of Champion of Seagirt.
Site: Camp Barnard Boy Scout Camp, just outside of
Sooke. The site will be opening at approximately 3:00 PM
on Friday and we have to clear the site by 4:00 PM on

Fees: Camping - Adult $14 (USA $11); Youth $10 (USA $8).
Day trip - Adult $10 (USA $8); Youth $5 (USA - $4). A
youth is considered anyone between the ages of 13 to 17
inclusive. For children of 12 years or less there is no
charge. The non-member surcharge does not apply to this
event. If you have children or are planning on going and
are under age please have all minor waivers and consent
forms filled out ahead of time. These forms can be found
on the Seagirt web site at www.seagirt.antir.sca.org.
If you are under age and planning to attend you must have
an adult accompanying you and a form must be signed by
your parents confirming that they are your designated
guardian for the event.

There will be competitions in Armoured Combat, Rapier,
Archery and Arts & Science as well as both boffer and blue
helm competitions for the younger members of our society.
As well her Excellency Baroness Theochrista has sponsored
a children's container making contest. The precise format
of the various competitions has either been posted
separately or will be announced on site, however; if you
are planning to enter the arts & science competition
please contact Lady Beatrice at 382-4868 in order to
ensure that she has enough raw materials on hand.

- This site is -Very-discretely wet, please have drinks
in period containers only and no open bottles visible
in your camping area.
- There are no pets allowed on site.
- There is a drainage field near the entrance to the
camping area that will be clearly marked off. Absolutely
no vehicles on this area, foot traffic only.
- Enclosed flame only or in designated fire pits.
- Please no smoking except within the confines of your
own camp and be considerate of your neighbours.
- Please be considerate when using common areas and clean
up your mess.
- There are absolutely no vehicles allowed to drive on
the left hand side of the road in the camping area under
the trees. As a result all camping will be on the right
hand side, in the open field around the list fields.
(unless you choose to pack in your stuff and want a
really quiet area to camp in)

Driving from the Lower Mainland - Take the
Tswassen-Swartz Bay ferry. Follow the Pat Bay highway #17
south toward Victoria. Take the Mackenzie turn off and
head west (right) on Mackenzie to the Trans Canada
highway. Turn Right onto the Trans Canada northbound.
Take the Colwood exit onto highway #14, which will
eventually become Sooke Road. (It is about a 30 minute
drive to Sooke so don't panic and think you've missed it)
Turn right at the second stoplight onto Otter Point Road
in Sooke. Stay on Otter Point for about 5 KM until you
reach Young Lake Road on your right (this is the entrance
to Camp Barnard). Camp Barnard is about 2 KM down Otter
Point Road and will be signposted.

Driving from Port Angeles - Take the MV Coho ferry. At the
terminal exit turn left onto Belleville Road and follow
until it comes to Douglas Street. Turn left on Douglas
St., which becomes the Trans Canada highway. Follow the
instructions as above.

Driving from up Island - Once over the Malahat turn right
at the first set of lights you come to (this should be
Spencer Road). After 2 blocks there will be a t-junction,
turn left onto Goldstream Avenue then right at the next
lights onto Jacklyn Road. Follow Jacklyn until you reach
Sooke Road. Turn right onto Sooke then follow
instructions as above.

Autocrat: Megwyneth Llewellyn (vnt688@antir.sca.org)

Anniversary Tourney & Tavern
August 23, 2003, AS XXXVIII
Shire of Cragmere
Courtenay, BC

You are invited to the Shire of Cragmere's anniversary
event on August 23, 2003, AS XXXVIII! Again, the denizens
of Cragmere try something a little bit different. There is
a day tourney for both heavy and rapier fighters. Willelm
Bogamann is organizing an "elimination dueling tree"
archery contest.

In the cool of the evening, the Tavern opens! The beer,
cider and wine is served (and sold) by our fetching
wenches, and a food concession will be open. Dancing is
expected. Although this is not considered a camping event,
tenting is permitted on the grounds, and is recommended
for those who visit the tavern.

Reann is holding a contest for "Representing Cragmere".
The winning item will become part of Cragmere's regalia,
and the first prize is reimbursement of your site fee and
a one year's subscription to the Cragmere Piper.

Site fees: Adult S.C.A. members - $10; adult S.C.A.
non-members - $14; 12 to 18 years old - $5; under 12 years
old - free. (Cheques payable to "Shire of Cragmere")

Site: Fallen Alders Community Hall, 3395 Royston Road,
Courtenay, BC

Site hours: 10 a.m. to midnight

Legal stuff: Liquor is not to be brought into the tavern.
Alcohol must not leave the tavern. Minors are not
permitted to consume alcohol.

From the south: Travel up to Courtenay, taking the exit at
Buckley Bay (the Denman/Hornby ferry); at the old highway,
turn left. Drive over the Trent River bridge (and past the
Shell gas station with the lowest prices in the Valley) to
the lights at Royston Road; turn left onto the Royston
Road. Travel about 2 km (approx. two minutes); the hall
should be to your left. Or go further north to the
Courtenay-Cumberland exit. After turning right (as if into
Courtenay), go 0.8 km and turn right onto Minto Road.
Follow Minto forever (3.6 km, around 4 minutes) to the
stop sign. The hall is kitty-corner to the stop sign. From
the north: Travel down to Courtenay; if on the new
highway, take the Courtenay- Cumberland exit and follow
the above directions. If going through town, go past the
Zellers and stay on the old highway. At the set of lights
in Royston, turn right onto Royston Road. Travel about 2
km (maybe two minutes), and the hall should be to your

Contact information:
Kjartan kraka
(MKA Jamie Prowse)
Mailing Address:
General Delivery,
Denman Island, BC
V0R 1T0
E-mail: <j_amazon@island.net>
Phone: (250) 335-1599

Asa Martel
E-mail: <asamartel@telus.net>

Doireann (Reann) inghean Chearbhaill
E-mail: <hamill@island.net>

Halima al-Rakkasa
E-mail: <doerksen@island.net>

Warren War V
22-24 August, 2003, AS XXXVIII
Shire of Shittimwoode
Bellingham, WA

Word has reached the Shire of Shittimwoode, a great force
from the south is moving towards the northern territories.
This great army will reach the Shittimwoode castle on
August 23rd, AS XXXVIII. Who will defend and protect the
royal hunting preserve? Who will save us from these
southern invaders?

The war will include; castle, woods, field and bridge
battles. A rapier tournament, equestrian competition,
bardic competition and silly tournaments on Sunday. Many
other contests and activities will also earn war points.

Site: Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale, Washington.

Site fee: ($10 Adult/$5 Kids US; $13 Adult/$6 Kids
Canadian. ($3 NMS) Family cap $30 US $35 Canadian. Site
opens at 3pm on Friday and closes on 4pm Sunday. Make
checks payable to: "Shire of Shittimwoode, SCA Inc."

Site is Hovander Homestead Park in Ferndale WA, about
half an hour south of the Canadian border on I-5. Take
your best route to I-5. Take exit 262 and go west on Main
Street. Go 1/2 mile and turn hard left IMMEDIATELY after
going under railroad trestle. If you cross the bridge,
you have gone too far. Turn right on Nielsen avenue after
1/5 mile. Site entrance on the right after 1/5 mile.
5299 Nielsen Road,
Ferndale, WA 98248

Conal & Isobel MacAllister
E-mail: <warrenwar@shittimwoode.org>

Merchant contact:
Tabytha Kurva and Rohesia Moreleigh
E-mail: <warrenwar-merchant@shittimwoode.org>

Bardic Contact:
Quentin d'Or
E-mail: <warrenwar-bard@shittimwoode.org>

Equestrian contact:
Marie the Gamesmistress and Khaidu
E-mail: <warrenwar-horse@shittimwoode.org>


Forest War IV
August 22-24, 2003 AS XXXVIII
Shire of Coill Mhor
100 Mile House, BC

Calling all warriors of Tir Righ. Rumour has it that
rogues from Avacal are planning their annual invasion
of our beautiful lands. Forest War IV will be fought
this year at beautiful Succour Lake. Many other activities
planned including archery, rapier, boffer, belly dance and
courtly dance instruction, brewing competition, bardic
fire, and Pied Piper. On site tavern will host a potluck
feast on Saturday eve, cost is a dish to feed 10 (as
medieval as possible). Great prizes up for grabs in many
areas. Merchants welcome, donations to prize baskets
appreciated. Merchants, please contact the autocrat for
space requirements. Easy access to the lake, parents
watch your smalls. Footwear is needed on the beach area.
Limited drinking water is available, please bring your
own. Fires in designated areas and braziers only and as
permits allow. Site is discreetly damp.

Site fees: Adults $7.00, age 10-16 $4.00, family cap
$20.00 plus $4.00 non-member surcharge as required. Site
opens 3:00 pm Friday, closes 4:00 pm Sunday.

From the South: make your best way to 100 Mile House and
continue North on Hwy 97 until you come to the 108
Heritage Site. Take the dirt road across from the Heritage
site, travel 10 mins following event signs and you will be
at gate.
From the North: Make your best way to Lac La Hache, travel
another 6 miles on Hwy 97 until you see the 108 Heritage
Site on the right, turn left onto the dirt road across
from the Heritage site, travel 10 mins following event
signs and you will be at gate.

Autocrat: Emma Cromwell (250) 395-7708 or email
Co-Autocrat: Findlaech MacGilliAndrias (250) 397-2151 or
email <finlaech@grt-net.com>

Holmgang VIII
August 22-24, 2003 AS XXXVIII
Shire of Krakenfjord
Vernon, BC

Our 8th Annual Holmgang Tournament will once again
feature the traditional-style Holmgang Heavy tournament,
with two finalists fighting a best-of-three bout while
standing toe-to-toe on the same cloak. The winner earns
the right to carry the mighty axe Spine-Splitter for the
next year. Rapier fighters will engage in competition to
find the Holmgang tourney-winner. Format TBA.
There will be an Arts & Sciences competition on the site.
This year's theme will be open; documentation is highly
recommended Target archers will compete throughout the
weekend. Our Saturday night Bardic competition will be
held around the fire; theme for this is also open. Come
and hear our local troubadours or perform a piece of
your own.
Our kitchen will be open for meals all weekend. A meal
plan is available for $10.00 per person, which includes
2 breakfasts & 2 lunches ($2.50 per meal; can't beat
Saturday night we will be holding a feast. Cost is $8
per person. Please reserve your feast tickets (to be
paid for at gate) with the autocrats, as there is
limited seating in the hall. Friday night we will have
a potluck feast supplied by the shire as a welcoming
hot meal for the weary travellers.
Our Pied Piper will be organizing a Mini Bardic and
Arts & Sciences Competition. Merchants are welcome.
Please contact the Autocrat.

The site is the Tillicum Girl Guide camp Vernon, BC.
Make your best way to Vernon, BC. At the North end
of the city turn east on Silver Star Road. Follow
Silver Star road through Vernon and out of town towards
the ski hill. 5.7 km past Pleasant Valley Road, turn
right onto Tillicum Road. There will be a sign. Follow
the signs along Tillicum Road for 3.2 km. The camp is
on the right and is clearly marked.

The site opens at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and closes on
Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Camping is available. Drinking
water is limited. Please bring your own. Also, this
is a high-altitude site; nights will be cold. Bring
your furs! There is limited indoor crash space
available. Please book ahead with the Autocrat. Note that
children using indoor overnight facilities MUST be
accompanied by an adult.

Autocrat: Abigail Standeven

September Revel
September 5-7, 2003 AS XXXVIII
Shire of Dregate
Omak, WA

Greetings one and all.
September 5-7 the Shire of Dregate will once again be
hosting September Revel in the Okanogan Highlands.
Starting Friday we will be holding the first ever Revel
Roving Rapier tourney, an Arts and Sciences competition
(theme below) and children's activities. On Saturday
join us for the third heavy bones tourney, a random
weapon tourney where the bones decide your fate.
The Arts and Sciences theme is Banners!. The banner can
be your personal banner, a historically recreated banner,
a pennant, a war banner, whatever you would like as long
as its a flag or banner!
Tickets will be available for the revel feast held
Saturday evening, open Bardic to follow. Breakfast will
be offered for a small fee. Sunday morning we will hold
the tournament for Shire Protector. We will also be
having a silent auction to benefit Dregate Arts and Sciences

Site info: Site opens 4pm Friday September 5th and closes
3pm Sunday September 7th. The site features hot showers,
flush toilets, wheelchair access. This is a mountain
setting at a high elevation; pleasant days and cool
nights. Lake swimming nearby. Camping on site or bunk
style cabins are available (and included in site fee)
pre-registration requested. Above ground fires if allowed
by Forest Service in the dry season. Pets on leashes
only. The site is discreet. Nearest towns are 40 miles
away, come prepared for the weekend.

Site fee: $10 US ($13 for non members) and $5 for 15
and under. Family cap of $30 ($36 for non-members) Make
checks payable to SCA Inc.-Shire of Dregate. Bunk style
cabins or camp onsite. Group cabins are available.
Contact HL Osorgarow for reservations:
<odredful@hotmail.com> Feast fee is seperate but
well worth it. Adults $7, children 5 to 15 $3, 5 and
under free. Seating is limited. If you wish to purchase
tickets they will be on sale near the list table as soon
as the heavy tourney starts Directions: Take your best
route to North Central Washington. Tonasket is on Hwy.97
and Republic is on Hwy.20 On Hwy. 20, Twenty miles in
between these two towns is a turnoff for Bonaparte Lake.
Follow blacktop to Lake and resort, keep driving,
signage will be good, follow our signs and signs to Lost
Lake, don't turn off the pavement.

Autocrat: Lord Cerdic Stuart (Philip Bedard)
732 So. Jackson, Omak WA. 98841
(509) 826-3910 (until 9 pm)
<marshal@dregate.org >

Hartwood Birthday Bash XIV
September 5-7, 2003 AS XXXVIII
Shire of Hartwood
Port Alberni, BC

Good Gentles of An Tir and Regions Beyond, the Shire of
Hartwood is celebrating its 14th annual Birthday Bash
with jollity all round and invites all interested parties
to participate. There will be melees, both heavy and
rapier, centered around Raven's Castle with a "ransom"
format. There will be lots of activities for children so
all ages are welcome. Set-up is Friday afternoon and
evening, potluck on Saturday night with prizes for best
period potluck contribution and best chocolate
confection! A bardic circle after the feast will see a
prize for the best children's bardic presentation and
best adult bardic presentation, voice or instrumental.
There is also a dance contest with prize to the best
matched, most graceful and courteous couple. Merchants
are welcome. There will be a childrens' court so that the
populace may present their children to be recognized by
nobility and rewarded for their achievments throughout
the year.

Site Info: Raven's Castle, private campground, Port
Alberni, B.C.. Site opens at 4:00 Friday the 5th of
September and closes after Children's Court, Sunday the
7th of September. There is water on site (drinking water
is recommended) via a pump, and several outhouses.
Parking is out on the dirt road. Camping is provided
among the trees on a slight hill. Site rules include
fires is braizures, and smoking in your own encampment
(with use of an ashtray). Site fee is $12.00 for the
weekend, $6.00 for day pass, $5.00 for children 5 to 15,
under 5 free, over 15 considered adult. There is a $3.00
NMS surcharge on top of these fees. Lots of signage will
be available.

Directions: Take Port Alberni/Long Beach exit off New
Island Hwy and stay on Hwy 4 until Pt. Alberni, keep
to the right. At first set of lights turn right onto
Cherry Creek Rd, then left onto Cowley Rd opposite
school. Follow Cowley Rd to where it becomes Best Rd.
Keep along Best until you reach Kitsukkis St. and turn
right then left on Kingston Rd. Raven's Castle is at the
end of Kingston Rd down a long private dirt road.

Please see the Hartwood website
for updates.

Autocrat: Lady Lora nic t'Lin (Laurel Bohart)
5504 Hiquebran Rd, Nanaimo,B.C. V9T 5G6
Co-autocrat, MOS, Children's Autocrat:
Lady Cyneburh, Seneschal of Hartwood (Tracy Paisley)

Tir Righ Fall Coronet Tournament
September 12-14, 2003
Shire of Danescombe
Kelowna B.C.

[Ed. Note: Full Event information is still forthcoming.
Be aware that both the Archery and Bardic Championships
will also be taking place this weekend]

Make your best way to Summerland via Highway 97 in the
Okanagan Valley. (There are two traffic lights on the
Highway in Summerland - One at the Macs/7-11 corner, the
other at McDonalds) Turn west at the McDonalds at the
traffic light and follow the road up the hill to the
first stop sign. Turn left at this stop sign, you are
now on Prairie Valley Road. Follow this road, (it will
curve a lot) through the next stop sign and on into
Prairie Valley. At the end of Prairie Valley it will
curve to the right and go uphill. It will soon curve
right again - Past the Kettle Valley Railroad station
turn-off - Stay to the right. ollow this road through
Meadow Valley. You will come to another right hand curve,
again - keep to the right. Soon you will pass the Llama
Ranch, turn Left at the T in the road, (if you go
straight the road will turn to gravel). This is Fish Lake
Road. Follow Fish Lake Road right to the Camp. The road
will turn to gravel just before the Camp gates. The Camp
is on your left side, Parking is on your right. It
isn't as confusing as it sounds and there will be many
SCA signs on the way to guide you. Remember to keep to
the right and stay on pavement and you will be fine.

Autocrat: Lord Enoch Sutherland
[contact information in Seneschal's Listing]


Because I Can, Too...

[Editors note: This article is being reprinted this issue
since it went into the August version of the printed
Northern Sentinel]
Last in this issue, Lord Erasmus talked about
volunteering in our society. His words are true, but they
don't answer a critical question: How?

How do I volunteer? My answer to this question is a simple
four step plan:

1. Ask yourself first
Ask yourself what is it that you enjoy doing? Volunteering
is *a lot* of work. If you're good at it, people will
compliment you and Royalty will honor you every so often.
But 99.9% of the time, you're not getting complimented nor
are you being honored. So do yourself a favor and find an
activity that you enjoy doing *in and of itself*. Everyone
enjoys the .1% of the time when they're being thanked for
their hard work. Those that enjoy the work they're doing
also get to enjoy the other 99.9% of their time.

And people who enjoy what they are doing do a much better
job than those who don't!

2. Ask others second
Now that you've figured out something that you enjoy,
see who else is doing that in your shire, your barony,
Tir Righ, or An Tir. Do you enjoy painting? Talk to a
local scribe and see if that's something that you would
enjoy doing. Do you like playing games? Talk to the
Kingdom Gamesmistress and see how you can help her. Do
you like making web pages? Talk to me!

You get the idea!

3. Don't get discouraged
Not everyone will see the value in what you do. This is
okay! We're a big society and we have lots and lots of
different people who do lots and lots of different things.
If you talk to a few people and they don't see value in
what you want to do, talk to a few more people! Talk to
people in different branches, in different Principalities,
even different Kingdoms!

There is a limit, of course. I doubt anyone will find an
SCA group that will support vampire re-enactment, for
example, but there are groups that don't do bardics and
other groups that love it! Look around - it's worth the
effort. Don't get discouraged!

4. Do the work - now
Once you've found something that you really enjoy, this
is the most fun part of all. The neat part is that you
never - ever - need to wait. There's more than enough
work to go around. If you think that you'd like being a
chronicler, but the position is already taken in your
branch, talk to your chronicler and start writing
articles! If you like heavy fighting but your branch isn't
running regular fight practices, volunteer to get
authorized and run them.

The possibilities are endless and there's no waiting
period! If there is someone doing that activity, work with
him or be his deputy if that activity is a regular office.
If there is no one doing the job, then you have a great
opportunity in front of you to create something

Lord Quentin d'Or, AA
Acting Webminister, Principality of Tir Righ
(because he once asked the Tir Righ Webminister
"Do you need some help?")


Compendium of Resources

Their Majesties of An Tir
Sir Gunnarr Brunwolf & Gabriell McBain
(Rod and Jackie Olson)
P.O. Box 574
Mead, WA 99021
(509) 466-6076

Their Highnesses of Tir Righ
Einar Guntharson and Thora Golvik
(Neil and Christine Foulger)
32615 Bobcat Drive
Mission, BC, V2V 5J8
(604) 826-5683 - no calls after 9 PM

The Champions of Tir Righ

The Scourge Of The North,
(Heavy Champion)
Sir Keron Azov

Scholar Of The North
(Arts & Sciences)
HL Tanikh bint Farida al Bakim

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

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

Scorer Of The North
(Archery Champion)
Ealeen de Seez

Principality Officers

HL Ljotr Einarson (Mitch Steck)
Mailing address: 1205-25th Ave., Vernon, BC, V1B 2C3
Phone: (250)542-6988
E-mail: <northern-seneschal@antir.sca.org>

Lord Erasmus the Traveller, OP (Warren R. Edge),
Mailing address: 1283 Park Terrace, Victoria, BC, V9A 4Z2
Phone: (250) 380-9947
E-mail: <northern-chronicler@antir.sca.org>

Arts & Sciences:
HL Aelana Cordovera (Sharon Burrows)
Mailing address: 2621 St.George St., Vancouver, BC, V5T 3R5
Phone: (604) 876-9105
E-mail: <northern-artsci@antir.sca.org>

Signora Angela Fracassa (Eva Hartkopf)
Mailing address:
#207-720 Queens Ave., New Westminster, V3M 1L6
Phone: (604) 777-1749
E-mail: <northern-chatelaine@anitr.sca.org>

Chirurgeon: VACANT; Apply to Kingdom
Chirurgeon & Principality Seneschal

HL Johanna Katarina Morgenstochter (Marion Felgenhauer)
Mailing address:
#202-46210 Chilliwack Central Rd., Chilliwack, BC, V2P 1P8
Phone: (604) 795-9611
E-mail: <northern-constable@antir.sca.org>

HL Eriu of Tlachtga (Tricia LePine)
Mailing address:
#5-7576 Humpfries Ct., Burnaby, BC, V3N 3E9
Phone: (604) 524-2824
E-mail: <northern-exchequer@antir.sca.org>

HL Li Ban ingen Eachthiarna (Heather Rowe)
Mailing address: 72 Starling, Kitimat, BC, V8C 1K5,
Phone: (250) 639-9301
E-mail: <northern-herald@antir.sca.org>

Sir Throvald Hwolfson(Mark Vermette)
Mailing address: #3254-272B St., Aldergrove, BC, V4W 3H8
Phone: (604) 607-0080
E-mail: <northern-marshal@antir.sca.org>

Rapier Marshal:
Don Diarmuid de Rosas (Sean Irwin)
Mailing address: 14129 -68th Ave., Surrey, BC, V3W 2H3
Phone: (604) 591-1818
E-mail: <northern-rapier@antir.sca.org>

Archery Marshal:
Ts'ai T'ien-P'u (Jaime Tiampo)
Mailing address: 2424 Lincoln Rd., Victoria, BC, V8R 6A4
Phone: (250) 744-4885
E-mail: <northern-archery-marshal@antir.sca.org>

Minister of Lists:
Lady Caitrin ni Cingeadh (Janice Jackson)
Mailing address: #12159-222nd St., Maple Ridge, BC, V2X 5W4
Phone: (604) 466-0654
E-mail: <northern-lists@antir.sca.org>

Lady Gera Ginevra Orlandini (Kimberly Montminy)
Mailing address: 9336-155A Street, Surrey BC V3R 9B7
Phone: (604) 328-7386
E-mail: <kimberly_m@shaw.ca>

Branches of The Principality of Tir Righ

Shire of Appledore
(Kelowna and Okanagan Valley, BC)
George of Mangledwords (George Cornish)
Phone: (250) 495-7715
E-mail: <gcornish@direct.ca>

Shire of Cae Mor
(Kitimat, BC)
Lord Tadgg OhAolain (John Rowe)
Phone: (250) 639-9301
E-mail: <tadgg@telus.net>

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

Shire of Cragmere
(Campbell River, BC)
Lord Kjartan kraka (Jamie Prowse)
Phone: (250) 335-1599
E-mail: <j_amazon@island.net>

Port of Crickstow-on-Sea
(CFB Esquimalt, BC)
Master James Llewellyn ap Gruffyd (Tom Pilcher)
Phone: (250) 995-8526
E-mail: <tpilcher@shaw.ca>

Shire of Danscombe
(Kelwona, BC)
Lord Enoch Sutherland
Phone: (250) 490-2787
E-mail: <jarrodandkaren@yahoo.ca>

Shire of Dregate
(Omak, WA)
HL Killian Carrick (Kelly Cericker)
Phone: (509) 422-5101
E-mail: <dreadg8@televar.com>

Shire of Eisenmarche
(Coquitlam & Pitt Meadows, BC)
HL Eric of Clan Smith (Norm Nelson)
Phone: (604) 942-9412
E-mail: <nan@telus.ca>

Shire of False Isle
(Powell River, BC)
HL Rhyannan of Pembroke Castle
Phone: (604) 485-7234
E-mail: <ladyrhyannan@shaw.ca>

Shire of Frozen Mountain
(West Kootenays, BC)
HL Evangelina du Lac (Janette Mulloy)
E-mail: <j_mulloy@hotmail.com>

Shire of Hartwood
(Nanaimo, BC)
Lady Kineburh (Tracey Paisley)
Phone: (250) 754-7971
E-mail: <kineburh@hotmail.com>

Shire of Krakenfjord
(Vernon, BC)
Hengst the Saxon (Mike Hamm)
Phone: (250) 503-7902
E-mail: <dirtysaxondog@yahoo.ca>

Shire of Lionsdale
(Abbotsford & Chilliwack, BC)
Don Kieran Gunn (Kevin Manson)
Phone: (604) 556-0887
E-mail: <kierangunn@shaw.ca>

Barony of Lions Gate
(Vancouver, BC)
HE Padraign O'Bhuadhiagh (Patricia O'Donnell)
Phone: (604) 861-0899
E-mail: <seneschale@shaw.ca>

Shire of Ramsgaard
(Kamloops, BC)
Wren (Jenna Ditrich)
Phone: (250) 319-9867
E-mail: <wrenshenna@hotmail.com>

Shire of Ravensweir
(Quesnel & Williams Lake,BC)
Lady Rowan (Brenda Miller)
Phone: (250) 992-7265
E-mail: <rowan@quesnelbc.com>

Barony of Seagirt
(Victoria, BC)
HL Lenora di Calizzan (Tami Hayes)
Phone: (250) 474-5602
E-mail: <lenora.is@shaw.ca>

Shire of Shittimwoode
(Bellingham - Whatcom CO., WA)
HL Floralyn MacBrian (Flora Shannon)
Phone: (360) 384-0547
E-mail: <seneschale@shittimwoode.org>

College of St. Giles
(University of Victoria, BC)
Seneschal: Niniane Greenlaw (Andrea McVean)
Phone: (250) 920-7710
E-mail: <aemcvean@uvic.ca>

Shire of Tir Bannog
(Smithers, BC)
Tewl Gover orth Kernow (Douglas Jeffery)
Phone: (250) 846-5290
E-mail: <cardinal@bulkley.net>


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