Congratulations to Kean de Lacy and Katherine Gotehird,
the new Lord and Lady of the Mists

Photo coming soon

Alfar and Eilis

Their Highnesses, Alfar and Eilis

photo courtesy of Joel the Brewer

Seawolf-Rt-Facing-Surounded-CircleKNOW 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!

In service,
Viscountess Marguerite du Royon, OP, OWGS

Upcoming Events in and around the Principality of the Mists:

Mists Bardic: Principality of the Mists @ Santa Cruz Masonic Lodge
Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 10:45 pm

Mists Bardic: Principality of the Mists
Canton of Caer Darth (Santa Cruz)
October 24, 2015

Come one and all for a day of music and poetry, of friendship and feasting. This is the competition to find the next Bard of the Mists, and you are all invited to participate as performers or audience or a bit of both.

The site is discretely wet. Please contact the head cook in the case of special food needs. There will be vegetarian options as well as gluten-free options for all courses served. The site does not allow open flame.

The competition has five rounds, which are period piece, piece in a period style, bard’s choice, masterwork, and the ever-famous three words from a hat. The bard’s choice (which is the choice of the current bard) is mercy.

We look forward to seeing all of the wonderful entries. If you wish to have a member of the Order of the Golden Branch, the order of former Bards of the Mists, mentor you as you prepare, please contact Rhys Gethin.

Even if you are not competing , feel free to bring a song or poem or performance to share!

Autocrat: Rhys Gethin (Rhys Moore)
Head Cook: Leofewen Cryccthegn Deorcwuda (Jennifer Nestojko)

Site Opens: 12:00   Site Closes: 10:00

Fest/Competition Begins: 1:30

Site Fee: Adult – $10.00 Child 6-12: $5.00 Non-Member Fee: $5.00 / Family maximum: $40.00
Feast Tickets: $11.00

Site Address: Santa Cruz Masonic Lodge
828 N. Branciforte Ave.,
Santa Cruz CA 95062

Directions: Take your best route (17 South, ! North or South) to the Ocean street exit. Take Ocean street to Water street. Turn left onto Water street and follow to N. Branciforte Ave. Make a right onto N. Branciforte, then a left turn into the first driveway.

Collegium Occidentalis @ Foothills Congregational UCC
Nov 7 all-day

Collegium Occidentalis,

Saturday, November 7th, 2015:

12 + hours of classes, hands-on workshops, discussion panels, and demonstrations celebrating the SCA and promoting the arts & sciences of the Medieval and Renaissance eras.

And, Yes! Activities WILL actually be scheduled from 8:00am to 9:00pm this year.

Below, you’ll find a few class titles from last year’s Collegium:

“Historical Carving and Serving (…a period chicken)”
“A Pas d’arms in 15th Century Burgundy”
“Intro to Norse/Viking Garb”
“Basic Combat Melee”
“Lampwork Beads….Taking the Genie Out of the Torch”
“Begining Embroidery and Design Transfer”
“Learn to Turn Gold into Gold by Making Real Gold Paint!”
“Intro to Late Period Flemish Headdresses”
“Beads for the Humble: Period Paternosters of Wood and Bone”

This year’s roster of Collegium activities will be even more impressive.

Visit the “Collegium Occidentalis” Facebook site often: information about the event will be updated regularly…as soon as it becomes available.

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
  • Belts
  • Veils and circlets or woven bands to hold them
  • Cloaks

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 MinisterJania 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.

From the Arts & Sciences Minister

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.

Archery and Equestrian Activities

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.

Fighter Practices in the Mists

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:

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