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Photo by Ghislaine d’Auxerre
Upcoming Events in and around the Principality of the Mists:
Their Highnesses, Ulfr and Thyri invite you to witness the crossing of swords, crashing of shields and roar of the crowd, as fighters come from near and far to vie for the Mistland thrones, Cradle of Kingdoms.
Tournament details as follows:
Each round is best 2 of 3
Finals is best 3 of 5- weapons of choice
There will be an evening revel with gaming and camaraderie. Please keep your eyes on Facebook and listen for the morning announcements on tournament day for an updated schedule.
Mists A&S Competition/Display
This year’s theme: An Evening Well Spent
Please bring your entry AND documentation for it if you plan to enter the competition. About 3 pages is a great length for competition documentation. So is 1 page.
Children’s Items – Any item used at bedtime
Ex: Dressing gown, cap,
Child’s Verses and Stories- A performing art piece
Ex: Bedtime stories, Lullabies
Mists Silver Spoon
Mists Silver Spoon Competitions will use the people who might have had a hand in growing, preparing, or producing food in period as its inspiration. All competitions are participant judged, so please be ready and available to talk about your dish(es) and to taste the other dishes.
From the Farmer – ingredients grown or gathered by the farmer; eggs, milk, orchard fruits
Event Steward: Sara a la Petite Rose (Sarah Rozett) / Da’ud Ibn Ali (David Williams)
Site opens: Friday September 20th at 2pm and closes Sunday September 22nd at 3PM
Location: Skyline Wilderness Park, 2201 Imola Avenue, Napa, CA 94559
Directions: Use best GPS directions to the address above and watch for the signs pointing to the correct entrance gate/parking lot.More information to come.
Fire: No wood burning permitted. Above ground Propane fires allowed. Propane torches allowed. Follow West Kingdom fire law.
Dogs: Dogs MUST BE leashed (per county law) and cleaned up after.
Gold Key Wish List
Our Gold Key Minister 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 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 2018. 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 Luthold vonAltstadt.
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
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