Their Highnesses of The Mists, Kean and Katherine
photo courtesy of Joel the Brewer
Upcoming Events in and around the Principality of the Mists:
Saturday November 28th, 2015
Morgan Hill, California
Canton of Hawk’s Haven
Come and fight off all that feasting at the Post-Turkey Turkey Tourney! Greetings from Hawks Haven, in the congenial Barony of Darkwood! Please join us at our annual Turkey Tourney November 28, 2015 at Machado School in Morgan Hill.
Site opens at 9:00 am. Armor inspection will be held at 11:00 am. The Mad Dog Melee starts at 12 noon and ends at 2 pm. “Turkeys” will be awarded for belted and un-belted fighters.
There will be a foam-weapon melee for the kids with prizes, as well as period games.
Please bring festive comestibles to share for the post-melee leftover madness potluck revel. (Remember, no kitchen on site.)
We will also be contesting the art of subtle courtly criticism – bring your best veiled insults, original and period preferred, for your entertainment during the repast.
And don’t forget your live steel, because the bottle-cutting contest starts at 3:30 pm! We encourage everyone participating in the Bottle Cutting Contest to start saving your empty 2-liter bottles NOW and bring them along to ensure that we have plenty for all to slash at. (Or, if Thanksgiving revelries are at your house, this is a great re-use opportunity!)
Autocrat: Kaisa Turkuinen
95037 Morgan Hill , CA
Take Highway 101 to the Tennant Ave exit in Morgan Hill. If you are northbound on 101, turn left and cross the overpass. If you are southbound, turn right on Tennant. Tennant becomes Edmundson when you cross Monterey Road. Turn left on Sunnyside. Turn right on Sycamore. Machado School is on the left after you cross a narrow bridge.
Winter is coming, and that means it’s time for the Annual Beaconsgate Boar Hunt and Feast sponsored by the Province of the Mists!
Boar Hunt is a fighting activity. A Boar is played by a fighter armed with two maces. Hunters are fighters armed only with spears. And “hounds” are fighters armed with daggers. There are also unarmored “dogs”, who seek out the boars and bark when they are discovered — this can be a great role for a mature child accompanied by a responsible adult.
We are also planning on having Stag Hunts for the rapier fighters that show up!
While The Hunts are going on during the day, we will have many activities within the hall — dancing, singing, music, games — for non-fighters and tired fighters, so bring musical instruments, dancing shoes, and board games. Banners to help make the hall more festive are especially welcome! Please plan to bring something for your lunch if you are coming on site early.
Site is “discretely wet” please decant.
Our feast this year will be prepared by Michael of the Shire, with drink pairings by the Mistress of the Brewers Guild, Argenteilin Filia Elffin. Menu details to come. Reservations for the feast are available from the Autocrat Dafydd Waleis (David Fellner) at the West Kingdom Meet and Beat, Collegium Occendentalis, and Mists Investiture and are $15 per person.
Come join the Province of Southern Shores for a day of gaming, and put a little jingle in your purse! The day’s activities will include casino style gaming with several tables of different games along with classes on how to play them, a make-and-take game board class and games, and activities for the kids. We will also have a silent auction throughout the day with goodies made and/or donated by the talented members of Southern Shores, just in time for the holidays.
In the evening, we will dine on a late period French feast cooked by Aaliz de Saint-Joseph. Feast tickets are available now. Please contact either Aaliz or Apollonia Faust to reserve your spot.
The Brick Spoon Competition: The category this year is finger foods. Please bring your favorite period finger food (with documentation) to be judged. Cooks of ALL experience level are encouraged to compete!
Silver Tongued Devil: This bardic competition puts your impromptu skills to the test. The current Silver Tongued Devil will choose a topic. The contestants make up their best story on the spot, and it’s always entertaining.
Half Dirty Dozen Largesse Competition: Since it’s always a busy time of year, this competition only requires that participants make 6 of a particular item to be donated as largesse. The populace will vote for their favorite, and the winner will be able to choose one of their favorite items to keep. The rest will be donated to kingdom largesse.
More information can be found at the event FB page: https://www.facebook.com/events/994238400627136/
Autocrat: Apollonia Faust
95014 Cupertino , CA
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
KNOW ALL that the Populace of the Mists has selected their favorite badge in an open online survey from 8/27 to 9/24. With 243 respondents, 44 % chose the following badge:
Their Highnesses NEED YOUR SIGNATURE on the petition to make it official and send it in to the College of Heralds at last! The petition will have a ‘disagree/abstain’ option as well, for those who do not feel the process has been open/fair/representative of the Populace’s wishes. The petition was available for signature starting at Mists Fall Coronet on 9/25, and throughout the month of October. It will also be available for signature at Heralds point at the following November events:
- Collegium Occidentalis (11/7)
- Mists Fall Investiture (11/21)
The petition will be mailed on 11/24/15 immediately following Mists Investiture. If you cannot make these events and wish to sign, please contact me as soon as possible via Facebook PM (rachaelkeish) or email to make other arrangements to sign the petition. Please make your voice known!
Viscountess Marguerite du Royon, OP, OWGS
Gold Key Wish List
Our Gold Key Minister, Edric Rannulf, works hard to ensure that newcomers are well and happily attired at events. He is currently working diligently to maintain and enrich the Principality’s wardrobes, and yet has need of certain items. If you have any of these items (in good repair) to donate, please contact Edric:
- Tunics and other garb in Large Men’s sizes
- Garb for grammar school-age children
- Veils and circlets or woven bands to hold them
Your Principality Needs You!
The SCA is a volunteer-run organization, and there are plenty of opportunities to support the Principality of the Mists and use your valuable skills and talents (not to mention gain tons of gratitude and glory!) as an Officer of the Principality. The following Officers are curerntly seeking deputies to train as successors:
- The Principality Archer (Organizes and oversees the safety and honor of archery activities).
- The Regalia Minister, Jania of Call Duck Manor, who makes sure that all regalia gets to and leaves events intact and is stored appropriately, is seeking someone to assist her with the carrying to and fro of the regalia. Please contact her for details.
- In addition, the Principality Constable is always in need of trusty folk to help “sit gate” (help at the check-in area) at events. It’s easy, fun and a great way to meet new people and truly serve your Principality. Contact the Constable for more info.
- There are many other, less commital ways to help. Most people will gratefully accept an offer to simply help them carry stuff. At tournaments, the Lists Officer often employs young folk to act as Pages to carry cards to the Field Heralds. Staying after events to clean up afterwards helps your hard-working Autocrats stay sane. If you are new to the SCA, it is truly a wonderful way to meet people and get yourself known to others.
Greetings to the Populace of the Principality of the Mists From the Mists Ministers of Arts & Sciences:
We are hoping to expand Arts and Sciences activities in the next two years, and to do a few familiar things a little differently. Please read on here for details about A&S activites for 2013/14. We are also very excited that their Highnesses are supporting the Silver Muse.
There’s more to do in the Principality than fight or eat.
Another year is on us as we plan out our equestrian calendar. Many interesting things will be going on with the horses of the Mist so check back! There’s more information from the Mists Equestrian Minister, Lord Hamish MacGowan.
And there’s a growing interest in archery. The Mists Archer, Sveinn Ulfsson, has information for anyone interested or just curious about “bow’n’arrows.” And often there are loaner bows for those who don’t yet have their own.
Here is a listing of fighter practices within the Principality. I have included all practices for heavy fighting, rapier and archery that I have been able to find. some practices are seasonal, so call ahead before making a long trip.
I’d love to be able to include light fighting and seige weapons. If something is listed incorrectly, or if you know of a regular practice that I have left out, please contact me.
From the Silver Spoon
The current version of the Silver Spoon Competition Judging Sheet is on-line. The Minister recommends that potential competitors and judges (and anyone who is curious) look at it to see what we’re expecting in an entry. If you have any comments, corrections, recommendations, or questions, please contact the Minister of the Silver Spoon.
Important Message from the Seawolf Scribe
Richard of Alder Tree, our Seawolf Scribe, has important words for the populace. If you don’t have your scroll yet, it’s worth taking a look.(Updated October 2012) Read more…
Important Message from the
Minister of the Saltatoris Nebulorum
Crystal of the Westermark, the Mists Minister for Dance, has information for the populace: what dance competitions are coming up, where to learn to dance outside of events, events that feature dancing, and more.
On-Line Award Recommendation Letter
Think someone deserves an award? Not sure how to write a letter of recommendation? The Kingdom Heralds have an on-line form that sends your recommendation to the current Prince and Princess of the Mists (or other sitting Royalty). The form guides you through the necessary information their Highnesses will need. Check it out: Award Recommendation Letter
Principality of the Mists Social Media
Check out the Principality of the Mists Facebook Page
Want to get information about what is happening within the borders of the Principality of the Mists, but want to avoid the intensity of the West Kingdom list?
Want to share information about your event, feast, workshop, etc. happening within the borders of the Principality of the Mists?
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