As autumn is nearly upon us and my year of service draws to a close, it
brings me great joy to announce that Mists Bardic will be held at the Santa
Cruz Masonic Lodge on October 22, 2022!
Come and join us as we gather to celebrate the Bardic Arts and witness the
competition to determine the next Bard of the Mists, the best job in the
The competition will be compromised of the traditional five rounds:
- Period Piece
- Piece in a Period Style
- Sitting Bard’s Choice: Inclusiveness and Welcome
- Five Words from a Hat
Please provide brief documentation for the Period Piece and the Piece in a
Period Style. In keeping with recent changes to our Society guidelines, we
welcome styles from bardic traditions from all pre-1601 cultures world-wide.
It is preferred that all pieces presented, with the exception of the Period
Piece, be the competitor's own work. Auditors are welcome.
In the interest of protecting the health of all attendees to the best of our
ability, we have made the hard decision to forego a feast this year.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own food and drink and to
maintain social distancing as possible.
Event Steward: Aasa Thorvaldsdottir
Site Information: Santa Cruz Masonic Lodge (828 N. Branciforte, Santa
Cruz, CA 95060)
Event Date/Time: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Site Opens at Noon, competition to start at 1:00pm
Site Fee: Non-Member Adult – $15
Member Adult – $10
Youth (17 & under) – $0
Helga, by right of arms, Prince of the Mists, and Hans, by his grace and beauty, Prince Consort of the Mists, do cordially invite you to witness the Investiture of Their Heirs.
Competitions will include: Arts and sciences silver muse Competitions
There will be two in this last in the “Arts and Science though the Ages” series! Come, enjoy and participate!
- The Early time will be 11th Century
- Later Period will be 16th Century
You could play a tune or create a necklace, teach us how to make some rings? Sing some chants or mead your way into our hearts!
We are encouraging our artisans to not only make things but teach how to make them (as well as this is also a part of the competition)
Documentation is required but don’t let that scare you away (simple is all we ask but if you want to do more that’s wonderful) (Help is available!)
Donations to largess are always appreciated as our gifts are always appreciated so much! Please contact Rew Payne at Rew@westkingdom.org for more information.
Site Information: Sebastopol Masonic Lodge, 373 N. Main Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472. Parking is limited, so please carpool if you can.
Event Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Site Fee: Adult non-member $25 | Adult member $20 | Children (17 & younger) $0. Pre-registration is optional.
Please make checks out to “SCA- Principality of the Mists”.
Autocrat: Beli Bailey of Kintyre
Phone: (707) 217-1094
Directions: From the North: Take 101 S to 12. Go west on 12 and into Sebastopol. Take a right onto 116 (116 is divided into two one-way roads at this point) and go past the town center (where the road turns left to rejoin the east bound section). Continue west. The Sebastopol Masonic Center is on the right across from Safeway. It is a white building with blue trim. From the South: Take 101 N to 116. Go left and under 101. Proceed to Sebastopol, where the road will divide into two one-way roads. Go past the town center (where the road turns left to rejoin the east bound section). Continue west. The Sebastopol Masonic Center is on the right across from Safeway. It is a white building with blue trim.
Come one Come all to Cynagua-Mist war!!!!!
This war shall be the inaugural event for the KHTI site!!!! Come fight, camp, party, and explore the new site.
Do you hear the drums of War???
Does the thought of battle boil your blood??
Listen to the Cravings in your heart and come to War!!!
Come witness The Clash of Titans on and off the battlefield with Arts and Sciences, Cooking, Archery and Rapier!
All activities count toward the tally for the winners of the war!
Individual competition information TBA.
Can’t wait to see all of you fine an admirable hobbitses!!!!!!
Event Steward : Shintaro Masashige Minamoto aka Lash (Cennedy McPhail) — E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
95306 Cathey’s Valley , CA
- Adult Event Registration: $25;
- Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $20;
- Youth under 17 free
Make best way to Merced CA. From Merced take CA-140 East 22.9 miles turn right onto Via Caballo Rd.
Or enter KHTI into your GPS and it should find it.
Unto the populace of the Mists, the West and the Knowne World do Prince Roland and Princess Audrey extend an invitation to witness the selection of the Their Heirs by right of arms. Their Tournament will be held at beautiful Bolado Park in The Barony of Darkwood.
Pre-registration is available and optional
#5: Winged: Take a flight of fancy! Some special Roman jewelry comes to mind! How about some prose of Michel and his fight? What ingredients come from winged beasts? Those illumination’s would be a fanciful feat with winged creatures in its designs!
#6: Horned & Tusked: Oh leather workers and customers I’m looking at you! What about inspiration in armor or hats? What creature’s horns would turn up in a bottle? What drinking vessels could be made or etched items of stories?
More Information: While this site is flat there are gophers and invariably gopher holes. Electric wheelchairs should be doable. There are showers and flushies on site. RV space is available and should be directly booked with the park.
Terrain Description: This is a fairgrounds site, but the area we use has a lot of gopher holes. Be careful of your ankles
Site Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Electrical Outlets, Close / Handicap Parking, Cell Phone Reception
Amenities on Site: Stone Privies, Portable Privies, Showers, Potable Water, Shopping near by, RV Parking, RV Hookups, Pet Friendly
From south of Gilroy: Take the best route to US-101 N to CA-156 E toward San Juan Batista/ Hollister. Turn right onto Union Road. Turn right onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25. *Follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.
From the Bay Area: Take US-101 S. Take the CA-25 exit toward Hollister CA-25 merging right going into Hollister. Turn left onto Santa Ana Road. Turn right onto Fairview Road. Turn left onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25 and follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.
From I-5: Take CA-33 exit at Santa Nella towards Gilroy. Turn West onto CA-33. Merge onto CA-152 West toward Gilroy. Turn left onto CA-156/ Pacheco Pass Hwy. Turn left onto Fairview Road. Turn left onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25 and follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.
Sibling rivalry at its finest!!
Come and have fun fighting your friends and family!
Please enter the park through the West Gate (where Crown and Coronet tournaments are usually held) — it is a sliding chain link fence gate. Look for the SCA signs! Be aware that since we are using this gate there will be a Hastings lock in place for all but the 2 hours the gate will be officially open. Please message if you need the combination.
If you are entering/exiting the park and the gate is closed, please make sure to close it behind you. There is a vagrancy issue and the park has asked us not to let extra people onto the property.
Terrain Description: a mostly level field
Site Accessibility: Close / Handicap Parking, Cell Phone Reception
Amenities on Site: Portable Privies, Shopping near by
From I-80: Take CA-12 West toward Napa/Sonoma. Turn right onto CA-29 North. Veer slightly to the right on CA-221 North toward Downtown Napa/Lake Berryessa. Turn right at Imola Ave., and the entrance to the park is approximately 1 mile on the right.
From US-101: Take CA-37 East toward Napa/Vallejo. Turn left on Ca-29 North/Sonoma Blvd. Veer slightly right on CA-221 North toward Downtown Napa/Lake Berryessa. Turn right at Imola Ave. and the entrance to the park is approximately 1 mile on the right.
From CA-12/121 (Carneros Hwy): Turn left on CA-29 North. Exit Imola Ave. and turn right at the light. Stay straight on Imola for 2.5 miles (approximately 6 minutes and 5 lights). Entrance to the park will be on the right.
Their Highnesses Roland and Audrey invite you to attend and bear witness to the Investiture of Their Heirs. More information about the day’s festivities and schedule will be announced as it is made available.
Competitions for the day include:
It’s all amount those creepy crawlers! Those many legged or flying, honey making lovely’s. From decorating your garb or jewels made up from their bodies, ground into paints and dyes; make a tasty treat, or teach a class on libations. There so much more to these than one might think.
What can we say about our hard working friends? Let’s see some saddles or spurs!! What tasty treats can be made from the belly’s of some or the skins of others! So many creatures have hooves, some even mythical! Come out and tell us a tale!
“My Cup Runneth Over”. Dishes, or drinks, that can be served in a cup.
In the evening, we will be doing something different and going back a couple of decades when revels were the thing! In lieu of a feast, there will be a dinner break where the populace can go off site or picnic on the grounds and then return for a grand revel where folks can kick up their heels, socialize, share a drink, and listen to fine music.
Come join the Principality of the Mists on this day of glorious celebration!
Terrain Description: Level and paved
Site Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible
Close / Handicap Parking
Cell Phone Reception
Amenities on Site: Stone Privies
Shopping near by
Modern Lighting: Such as Street/ Walkway lights
Written Directions To Site:
From the 280 in Cupertino, get off on the De Anza Boulevard exit. Head south on N. De Anza Boulevard. Turn right onto McClellan Road. Site will be on the left.
From the 85, get off on the De Anza Boulevard exit. Head north on S. De Anza Boulevard. Turn left onto McClellan Road. Site will be on the left.
More information when available