All hail the new Heirs to the Coronet of the Mists
Words from Their Highnesses, Heinrich and Inara:
Unto the glorious and beloved populace of the Mists, do We Heinrich and Inara send warmest greetings.
As the long and wonderful days of summer slowly grow shorter, We are reminded that Our days on this earth also grow shorter. Our dear brother to the east, Prince Miach denies Our right of annexation and vows to fight for the lands knowing the slight given to Our lovely and gracious Princess Inara by refusing Her as Bard of Cynagua. There are also troubling rumors of aggression and attacks on Our families holdings in the Holy Lands. These dire warnings threaten the stability and continued safety of Our Fair Mistlands.
And so, to ensure that The Mists will always be protected and safe from all evils, We are calling on those able bodied warriors of Our lands to come and meet on the field of honor to prove their worth as Our Heirs. Soon we shall hold a grand tournament for those who wish to test their mettle. We are calling on Our Knights, squires, men and women of arms, and of course those who stand by their sides as inspirations and consorts to join with us Saturday, September 28th (http://www.westkingdom.org/as48/sep/us/ca/milpitas/mists-fall-coronet) and bring Us Heirs.
We have a personal challenge that We are making to all those who might not currently wish to fight for the honor of the Mists Throne. In Our travels to Pennsic, the question of the size of Our List came up. The West is known for holding large Crown and Coronet Lists compared to other Kingdoms. We wish to have the largest Coronet List the Known World has ever seen! So please, gird on your swords, ready your shields, sharpen your axes and spears and show the Known world (and Cynagua) how a Coronet List in the Mists is done.
On a more friendly and fun note, We will be hosting a private feast for Our Heirs following the Coronet List. Due to the limits of the time available at the site, this will take place at Our estate at an hour yet to be determined. The feast will be a 4 course Ottoman Turkish feast. We will of course attempt to provide alternatives for food allergies once Our Heirs have been determined. There will be a Principality Management Meeting in the morning on Sunday that Our Heirs will need to attend, so We are also offering up a warm place to stay should the victors be from Our furthest reaches and not have other arrangements already made. We do share Our abode with two furry protectors of the feline variety (in case of those allergies), and one former King who has been known to be Cruel, but mostly gives out hugs and cupcakes now.
Upcoming Events in and around the Principality of the Mists:
(events to be attended by Their Highnesses, Heinrich and Inara)
October Crown Tournament- October 4-6
Great Western War (Bakersfield, CA)- October 10-14
Cynagua Fall Coronet- October 26
Vinhold All Hallows Event- November 2
Collegium Occidentalis- November 9
The Baroness’ Masked Ball- November 16
Mists Fall Investiture- November 23
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). Contact Sveinn Ulfsson for more information.
- 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, Mistress Genevieve de Vendome.
And there’s a growing interest in archery. The former Mists Archery Marshal, now Royal 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?
Well, now there’s an e-mail list for us - mistsprincipality on Yahoo!Groups. Use this little form, if you like: