Log in

Society For Creative Anachronism's Journal [entries|friends|calendar]
Society For Creative Anachronism

[ website | Offical Website for the Middle Kingdom ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ calendar | livejournal calendar ]

Harvest Days [20 Sep 2009|07:21pm]

Photos I took of both morning and evening court at Harvest Days are posted at http://barnesos.net/~polaris/Photos/2009_09_05-HarvestDays/.

Clara d'Este
2 scadian thoughts
speak out

Pennsic Middle Kingdom Court [13 Aug 2009|09:49pm]

Photos from Court held at Pennsic can be found at http://c3po.barnesos.net/~polaris/Photos/2009_08_06-Pennsic/

I took pictures of everyone getting an award, please feel free to pass this link along so that the people who received awards can have photos of the event.

At your service,
Clara d'Este
speak out

Photos of interest to the MidRealm [30 May 2009|09:59am]

Someone of you may not know me but have seen me for I am the Chinese woman who take photos at any court in the Middle Kingdom that I attend.  I often take pictures of everyone receiving awards so there may be a photo of you or your friend receiving an award that you didn't know existed.

I am a big fan of sharing photos so I'm hoping by posting here, that more people will know where to find my photos.

Please feel free to download photos and use them for any personal or non-profit use. 

I generally post SCA related photos at http://c3po.barnesos.net/~polaris/Photos/SCAPhotos.html

Here are some links that might be of interest to the Middle Kingdom:

Coronation and Crown 2009

Crown 2007

Gulf Wars 2008

Baron Wars 2008

NOWM 2007 & 2008

Rose Tournament 2008

At your service,
Clara d'Este
1 scadian thought
speak out

Update on Radelt Boys [30 Mar 2009|07:11pm]

[ mood | full of hope ]

Hakon/Mickey has been awake and alert, they tested his motor and speech functions and they are great! He had the same injury in the same place to the same degree  as the actress who died last week. Mickey got medical treatment in time.

Leoric/Merrick has come out of surgery just fine. His kneecap was broken - not the tibia as originally thought. Also, the rest of is injury is not nearly as bad as they thought! Awesome news all around!

JoAnn is asking people to please wait for information rather than calling her. We have a chain of informants and will keep everyone informed! They have limited battery power and reception at the hospital is not great.

speak out

Prayer Request for Scadian Family [30 Mar 2009|12:05am]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Hakon (m.k.a. Mickey Radelt), 19 years old, was doing yard work this afternoon and was struck on the head by a tree branch. He was bleeding internally and they did emergency brain surgery to cauterize a blood vessel in his brain. He is currently in ICU. So far they are worried about his speech being slow, but they believe his surgery was successful.

Leoric (m.k.a. Merrick Radelt), 15 years old, is having knee surgery tomorrow afternoon. He injured his knee at a LARP last weekend.

Hakon is an adult heavy fighter and Leoric is the Northwoods Baronial Youth Boffer Champion as well as being a recipient of the Award of The Baton. Their parents are Lord Schwartz Wilhelm and Lady Petra both Heavy Fighters of Ironwolf. They are in the Midrealm.

This is cross-posted every place I can think of to post it!

UPDATE 3-30 11AM - from his Dad (Lord Schwartz Wilhelm)
Mick is currently sleeping.  He came through surgery well. He has a linear fracture on the left side, behind the ear going toward the top of the skull.  An artery in the subdural layer was cut by the fracture. This was the reason for the bleeding. They cauterized the bleeding artery and truncated it at the branch. After which they bled him, Actually, allowed the excess fluids to drain. The fracture is expected to heal on its own without complications. He was/is talking and all neurological indicators look very good for a full recovery.

1 scadian thought
speak out

It takes My Child to Raze a Village Pre-reg [06 Mar 2009|01:46pm]

[ mood | thoughtful ]

Just a reminder if you pre-reg by March 20, Breakfast with the Baron and Baronessa is free!

speak out

Greetings! [11 Feb 2009|10:39am]

[ mood | excited ]

We missed the March Pale deadline due to several family crisis - I just wanted to remind everyone that It Takes MY Child to RAZE a Village is April 18, 2009. It is hosted by the Inicipient Canton of Weldlake and the Barony of Northwoods. It is located in Howell, MI! I know money is tight everywhere but this is an event that is worth the drive for EVERYONE in your family!

This year we have an awesome Arts and Sciences Competition - Four age categories and a Group Project category! Work on an A&S project as a Family! or Canton or Barony!

speak out

It Takes MY Child to RAZE a Village 2009 A&S [08 Jan 2009|12:09am]

[ mood | medieval ]

While I am always looking for helpers and activity ideas, this note is actually to promote the 2nd Annual All Ages A&S Tournament! (April 18, 2009 Howell, MI - www.scakids.org)

Most of the time Children/Youth A&S entries are not judged, however, at "It Takes My Child..." there is a Bean Count for everyone - no matter their age - Last Year's Overall Winner was a Four Year old! (He made "Tune-up" (Turnip) Soup, Bread, and Herb Butter "for the Baron's Lunch")

This year we have 5 Divisions for Competition:
A. 7 and Younger
B. 8-12 years
C. 13-17 years
D. 18+
E. Group - 2 or more people cooperatively working on a single project.

For more information (and to get a head start by downloading the form!) Click Here!

Please encourage your Child(ren), Nieces, Nephews, and members of your local group (Children of All Ages!) to work on an A&S project for this event!
For Group Entries - Members of Group do not have to be of Blood Relation (Hint: Your entire Canton can work on a project together) as long as at least one member of the Group is under the age of 18!

Have Fun and Do Your Best! We hope to see you (and your entry!) in April!
~Lady Seadhli

speak out

[18 Oct 2008|04:37pm]

Syr EikBrandr Solgyafi Naeturaudi, fighting for Baroness Runa Eikbranderswif, has won the Midrealm Crown Tourney today in the Barony of Flaming Gryphon.

Syr EikBrandr defeated Duke Edmond of Hertford (fighting for Duchess Kateryn Bronwen of Glouchester) in the finals. In the semifinals, Syr EikBrandr defeated Captain Arch Teryx (fighting for Lady Runa Kirri) and Duke Edmond defeated Sir Logan MacCoinnich of Kintail (fighting for Mistress Zaynab Yasmine bint Hasan).
speak out

It Takes My Child to Raze a Village - help! [14 Sep 2008|03:22pm]

[ mood | busy ]


It Takes MY Child to Raze a Village is in just under a month! Please pre-reg if you haven't already! It is going to be Awesome! (If I don't say so myself!) The website is scakids.org

I have had people contact me and say "What Can I do to help you?" Here is what we need:

Buttons - any kind, lots
Trim, bits of fabric, found items - for free-form puppets
Crochet thread NOT floss - any colors, needed by September 21 Gab and Garb (see home.comcast.net/~oscar/ca...lendar.htm for more info)
boxing tape
duct tape
sidewalk chalk
sting/cording/etc - for a "couching" style activity (like the Bayeaux Tapestry)- need lots
non-toxic fabric glue
tote bags or sturdy plastic bags with handles - at least 100 if possible I could need them by September 28

Thank you!
Lady Seadhli

(Cross-posted in several places on LJ and Tribe as well as 3 Yahoo! Groups Lists)

speak out

New to community [20 Jun 2008|02:18pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

I just joined this group today to use as an aid to try and decide if I want to join the SCA, if they will have me, or not. I have not been a part of the group before, though we did have a Renaissance Club in my high school.

I'm trying to decide what I would or could do in such a group. I belong to another organization that takes a bit of my time but I'm willing to expand. I went to Red Dragon last year and Northern Oaken War Maneuvers this year and enjoyed both experiences. I have friends that are active and inactive members.

I hope my joining is okay and any insight any person can lend would be appreciated.

5 scadian thoughts
speak out

I need a wee pavilion [24 Apr 2008|02:09pm]

Cross posted:
I am so tired of my mundain tent.
Somewhere out there someone has a tent or small pavilion they don't want any more. I just want a little space to fit my queen sie bed, my garment rack and a table. Does anyone know anyone who is getting rid of one?
2 scadian thoughts
speak out

Medieval Family Feud Surveys [23 Apr 2008|11:11pm]

[ mood | medieval ]

I have created a community for these polls, please join the community so you can get each poll as I post it! (And where you can even post your own (Please! I need all the help I can get.) (I am X-posting this on every SCA/Medieval Community I belong to!)

speak out

Rites of Spring and Midrealm Heavy Combat Champion [10 Apr 2008|12:52am]

Congratulations to Lord Kenwrec Wulfe, your Midlands heavy weapons champion!

The Rites of Spring took place this past Saturday in the Barony of Illiton. During the event, candidates for the title of Midlands heavy weapons champion took part in Prestor John's pas d'armes, to the delight of all attending. These are pictures from the grand melee and following tourney:


All photos by Justin Sheehan/Eoghan O'Siodhachain. You can use any of these photos for promotional materials, but please note their origin.
speak out

Medieval Family Feud Poll Part III [09 Apr 2008|11:32pm]

[ mood | curious! ]

Part III - even more Fun for All ages!

(Yes, I am X-posting it everywhere again!)

speak out

Medieval Family Feud Poll Part II [09 Apr 2008|12:49am]

[ mood | curious ]

Here's Part II

Please try to remember that it is for an Activity for Children AND Adults

(X-posted on every SCA-related Community I'm in)

speak out

Medieval Family Feud Poll [07 Apr 2008|08:04pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Please take this poll: http://midnightpeapod.livejournal.com/50214.html
It is for an Activity at the Parent/Child Co-operative event 'It Takes My Child to Raze a Village'.

(This is X-posted several places!)

speak out

Helm Help [28 Mar 2008|07:31am]

[ mood | curious ]

I have my helm and need to start padding it. I know that I am using closed cell foam from like a camping pad but I want to know what to use to attach the foam to the helm. I don't want to use tape because the loaner helm I have is starting to lose pieces of foam where the tape no longer holds well (and which I will be replacing before returning it). Can I use a glue to make the foam stay in?

1 scadian thought
speak out

Picking A Name [28 Mar 2008|07:24am]

[ mood | thoughtful ]

I have been thinking about my name for a while. I am not up to the persona part yet so that will come a little later. I am going Irish and have picked a few names to choose from. Please give opinions.

Given: Orflait (pronounced Orlaith), Sorca (accent over the C), and Isibeal (accent over the E)

Surname: Brant, Coipingeir (accent over the E), Dairdis, and Drac (accent over the C)

I do have to admit I am leaning heavily on Drac because it means dragon and I love dragons. My first tattoo is a dragon with a celtic symbol and I own several figures of them.

So please what do you think?

speak out

SCA Family Feud [01 Mar 2008|02:52pm]

[ mood | searching ]

Inspired by </a></b></a>nuclearmse I am planning a 'Family Feud' activity for 'It Takes My Child to Raze a Village'.
I am accepting survey questions having to do with SCA or Medieval stuff.
Some Questions I have so far:
a. Name a part of a Dragon
b. What does 'SCA' stand for (asking mundanes)
c. Name something a Knight has
d. Name something households did not have in the middle ages
I am also accepting answers to these questions! Please only one answer for each!

X-posted in midrealm

speak out

New Member [11 Jan 2008|07:28am]

Greetings and Well Met. I recently rejoined the SCA after a longer hiatus than I thought. I am even getting into heavy weapons fighting. At this point I am just trying on armer, getting used to the feel of the sword in my hand, and thinking about creating my persona. I am part of the Flaming Gryphon barony so it is nice to see not just and SCA journal but one for the midrealm.
4 scadian thoughts
speak out

Pennsic War Calendars, Holiday Sale [11 Dec 2007|07:39am]

Pennsic War calendars are now on sale for the holidays. They make great stocking stuffers for your SCAdian friends! At Christmas time, there will still be 7 months left on them. So, if you’re wondering what gift to give your squires, retainers or peers, just go to Darter’s Depot on ebay. And yes, I will accept personal checks if you want to buy calendars but not use ebay or paypal.

See: http://stores.ebay.com/Darters-Depot

Happy holidays!
speak out

You've probably seen this... [30 Nov 2007|08:06am]
But after a BRIEF look through archives I didn't see it so...
Chocolate is very period after all.

(I've cross posted but not to SCAtoday. So if someone wants to post it there please do)
speak out

KWAR T-Shirt contest... [22 Aug 2007|10:39am]

I'm forwarding this message along; please forgive the cross-posting but we're still looking for folks who might be interested!

~ Brighid


KWAR is approaching...and we are still looking for artwork for a T-shirt to commemorate
this event. Artwork can be single color to full color. What's in it for
you, you ask? If we select your design, you'll get a free T-shirt!
Please contact me offlist (hlcassandra(at)charter.net )if you have some artwork for us to use.

Please forward this to any lists or persons you think appropriate.

We hope to see you all at KWAR (Known World Academy of Rapier). Just a
reminder that early-bird registration needs to be postmarked by
September 1st.

Mistress Cassandra Antonelli
KWAR T-shirt crew
speak out

Pennsic University Class Schedule is Up!!! [07 Jun 2007|10:19am]

Check out either my post http://house-elf.livejournal.com/216328.html or Asim's http://community.livejournal.com/sca/550456.html

Pennsic University staff will be taking corrections at university@pennsicwar.org, the class schedule will be regularly updated, and if you're interested in helping us out at A&S Point, it is strongly encouraged and thanked.
2 scadian thoughts
speak out

Announcement of things stolen at Gulf Wars [23 Mar 2007|06:58am]
This good gentle has retained a fabulous outlook on this incident.
Long, but definitely worth the read.Collapse )

Anyone with information on these items please contact the Honorable Lord Tymm Colbert le Gard, mka Tim Lam, tymmgard@aol.com
speak out

Known World Academy of the Rapier 2007! [08 Mar 2007|10:21pm]


While this year’s season is just beginning, I would
like to take some time to look ahead to the Known
World Academy of the Rapier, 2007! Teach a class, take
a class, fight some, and have great fun at this year's

The event will be November 30th – December 2nd in the
Barony of Nordskogen in the Kingdom of Northsheild
(mundanely, Minneapolis. Minnesota).

Mail-in registration is now available! We strongly
encourage pre-registration, please. Note that the
event fees cover both the site fee as well as the KWAR
handouts booklet.

For more information and frequent updates, please
visit the KWAR 2007 website, at:

~ Warder Brighid MacCumhal
KWAR 2007 SCA Promotion & Publicity Minion
speak out

Pennsic 35 Photo Galleries [20 Nov 2006|12:38pm]

I have finally had a chance to catch up on processing photos and my Pennsic 35 photo galleries are now OPEN to the public. My apologies for taking SO LONG to do the work, life has been very busy. In fact I recently married and have moved so I hope you all can understand the delay.

I tried to capture different subjects from the previous years. There is SO much to Pennsic that I feel I can do something different every year and never run out of options.

Please feel free to visit the galleries. You can leave comments directly under any photo or in a gallery itself. The names of people or anything else you wish to write is always a welcome addition. Just please no snarky or rude comments. I just delete those.

Also, I am still selling Pennsic War calendars on eBay. They run from last Pennsic to the next with a count-down of how many days until Pennsic 36. I’m lowering the price for the holidays, so be sure to get some for your SCAdian friends! LOL

One more thing I would like to mention is that I will be for sale at Vlad’s Slave Auction again at Pennsic 36. You can bid on my photo services and as long as I have no prior commitments I’ll shoot any event or subject of the winner’s choice.

The Pennsic galleries: http://www.pbase.com/darter02/sca

The Pennsic calendars: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270057261011

Thank you,
Darter the Chronicler

PS: This is a cross post to many lists. Please copy/paste it into any forums or lists where people may find an interest in this.
speak out

Just wanted to bring this site to peoples attention [06 Sep 2006|07:50am]

It seems to me that there was talk about needing an SCA Ebay.
Will this work?

(X posted to many SCA lists)
speak out

New List [30 Aug 2006|07:25am]

X-posted all over.
As requested, there is now sca_soap, a list for any SCA folks who also make soap to discuss their process, product, suppliers, etc.
Please spread the word.
speak out

Starting a Guild ?? [10 Apr 2006|01:54pm]

Greetings Goode Gentles!

I am considering starting a guild for either the performing arts in general, or middle eastern dance specifically, either in the Midrealm or maybe just Ohio. But I really don't know anything about how to start one.

Has anyone here done started a Guild before? Do you have any advice, guidance, words-o-wisdom? How do I go about it?

Thank you, in advance, for your kind assistance.

Lady Sorcha
Shire of Mugmort
Barony of the Middle Marches
Middle Kingdom
speak out

[02 Sep 2005|04:43pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

I've made a community here on LJ to publicize completed plans to assist our fellow SCAdians in times of crisis. Please take a look at sca_crisisplans

Please note, this is not intended as a forum for formulating plans, rather it is a site where all of the details of a completed plan can be posted in one place and at one time. Hopefully this will make it easier for people to decide how to participate and will reduce duplication of effort.

Posted in my personal journal, and in as many other SCA related places as I can. If it doesn't belong here, feel free to delete it. If you like the idea, pass it on to others.

speak out

Kilt question (crossposted in several places) [26 Jul 2005|11:04am]

Any men out there wear kilts?

My sweetie just got one at Baron Wars and he's chomping at the bit to wear it at Pennsic. I can't wait - he's got great legs! But I have a couple questions to help him get this right...

I know it's supposed to be knee-length, but due to the way he's built, it hangs to mid-calf in the front and hikes up in the back. Should I hem it or just cut it? (it's wool & already sewn into pleats). I know I'm going to have to "level it out" so that it hangs straight all the way 'round.

Also, when we bought it, it had no straps or buttons or anything on it. Some sites I've read say you just wear it with a belt, others say you need straps & buckles sewn on.

What's your experience/recommendation?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give us.


Sorcha of Mugmort
Barony of the Middle Marches
Kingdom of the Midrealm
1 scadian thought
speak out

In Memorium [18 May 2005|12:52pm]
Anulan macMurrough(Dan Gilliam) was found by Kon Nishimura a Kogomono (Sam Foster) this evening (Tuesday, May 17th) in his home dead. From appearances he seems to have passed away in the morning while listening to classical music. Anluan was an old friend of The Marche of the Thistle and was also the current Oaken Herald. He will be sorely missed.
4 scadian thoughts
speak out

Info search [18 Feb 2005|11:52am]
Does anyone know of a list/blog/bulletin board/newsgroup/etc. for Midrealm merchants?
I've found a few for other kingdoms but not so much for the Mid.

speak out

Hail and well met [03 Dec 2004|01:32pm]

[ mood | excited ]

Greetings gentles,

I am a newbie to the SCA. I reside in the Middle Kingdom in the Shire of Aurea Ripea.

I had watched a demo a long time ago when I was in the Air Force and got transferred before I could get involved. Wasn;t aware that there was a local SCA group until I went to the local Apple festival and the local group was doing a demo.

I talked to them and got the info and have started attending the meetings. I will be going to my first event, the Christmas Tourney in Louisville this weekend. I am so stoked, and I was told that TRM and TRH will be in attendance and holding court. I can;t wait to experience this.

Anyway, I am trying to settle on a persona, right now, my temporary one is a 12th century English storyteller named Nigel. I didn;t think it would be so hard to choose. :)

I just wanted to post my introduction and if you wish to add me to your friends list, I will do likewise.

Safe travels to ye all.

Nigel of Aurea Ripea

2 scadian thoughts
speak out

Anyone attending? [26 Sep 2004|04:05pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

A friend of mine off MySpace mentioned this event to me, is anyone here attending? I am thinking of going!


1 scadian thought
speak out

Huzzah! [24 Sep 2004|03:44pm]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Hello there! I am interested in learning more about the SCA. I am from Michigan (Middle Kingdom?) and recently attended the Renaissance Festival in Holly, which renewed my interest in the subject! My 6 year old daughter is fascinated with it as well! I can sew garb, paint and shoot a recurve bow ;) I am most interested in costuming of the age. I am most looking for people in my area who are members or interested in joining. Best I can discern from their site, there isn't any chapter really near me (SE Michigan, downriver Detroit) HELP!

2 scadian thoughts
speak out

Greetings All [16 Sep 2004|08:57pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

I have as of earlier today joined the SCA officially as officially as one can for filling out the online application anyway. I have no persona yet, I have a general period in mind and some names in mind. I am not sure how many events I'll be able to make but am in the South Oaken Region located nearest to Dragonsmark, Val D'azure, and Marchers Keep branches. I do hope to be able to make some events and meetings nearby but not being able to drive due to being legally blind will attribute to that. Also I am more interested in the Arts and Sciences and have several ideas what I'm interested in.

4 scadian thoughts
speak out

[04 Sep 2004|06:22pm]

Hi, just joined this group, tho I've been on LJ since July. I was wondering why the icon for the group is Rivenstar's device? As a former Rivenstar member (currently Riviere Constelle seneschal), I thought it a bit odd.

Anyway, glad to be here. I don't get to as many events as I'd like, but in the SCA I'm known as Bevin niBriuc, 8th century Irish spinner.
speak out

[ viewing | most recent entries ]
[ go | earlier ]