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Monday, December 8th, 2014

Subject:Beer, Beef and Politics
Posted by:elenbarathi.
Time:5:32 am.
Beer, beef and politics: Findings at viking archaeological site show power trumping practicality
December 3, 2014, Baylor University


Vikings are known for raiding and trading, but those who settled in Iceland centuries ago spent more time producing and feasting on booze and beef — in part to gain political clout in a place very different from their homeland, says an archaeologist.

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Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Subject:Harvest Feast for Blatha an Oir
Posted by:tradarcher.
Time:12:47 pm.
Harvest Feast
November 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
| $30

The Barony of Blatha An Oir invites you to join us as we celebrate the bounty of the harvest as we fill the feast hall with good food and good cheer. This year the theme is a Traditional Norse Feast. The main course will be roast pig and fowl served with grilled vegetables. There will be Family Activities and dancing instruction with a time to show off what you have learned before the feast.

We will also be collecting new un-wrapped toys for Toys For Tots, Nonperishable food items for the local food bank. And of course we will be having our much anticipated Dessert Auction the proceeds of which will go to benefit two charities: the Wounded Warrior Project and North Central Washington Fire Relief Fund. Remember, bid High and bid Often.

This event is Pre-register only and there are a limited number of seats available so register early. The registration deadline is October 21.
Event fees (feast included):

Adults: $30 Current members will receive a $5 discount (FKA-NMS). Proof of membership at gate is required.

Youth: $8 (Ages 13-17)

Children: FREE (12 and under)

Make checks payable to: Barony of Blatha an Oir, SCA Inc.

Mail to:
Harvest Feast Pre-reg
c/o Barony of Blatha an Oir. SCA Inc.
PO Box 44351
Tacoma, WA 98448

What to include with your pre-registration:

For each person:

SCA name
Modern name
Whether the person is an Adult, Youth or child
SCA Membership number
SCA Membership expiration date
The amount paid for that person

Event date is November 1, 2014

Site opens at 10:00 am and closes at 11:00 pm.
Site Info:

Slavonian Hall
2306 North 30th Street
Tacoma, WA 98403

Directions to Site:

(Last Event’s Directions)

From Interstate 5, take the I-705 N exit towards the CITY CENTER.
Take the SCHUSTER PKWY exit.
Continue on SCHUSTER PKWY, following the sign for Old Town.
Continue on N 30TH ST until you arrive at 2306 N 30TH ST.
The Slavonian Hall is on your Left.


November 1
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Event Categories:
Event, Feast


Marcos Amador de Villaverde (MKA Mark Johnson)
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Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Subject:Greetings An Tir!
Posted by:chiarafrancesca.
Time:11:33 pm.

The An Tir Webminister interviews are concluded and of the four strong candidates we have confirmation from our Seneschal and Crown that our choice is acceptable.

At the end of my warrant, October 31st, UlfR Blodfotur Fallgrson, will step up into the office of Kingdom Webminister. He will be part of the WebTeam from now until the end of my warrant.

I know that you will welcome him and help him usher our website into the next generation as you have me and my team. :)

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Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Subject:Hmm, Must be Pre-Pony Express
Posted by:ms_issicran.
Time:6:06 pm.
Posted at Cheezeburger titled: The Postal Service Responds to Amazon's Drones:

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Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Subject:Jess Blade-maker has passed on...
Posted by:elenbarathi.
Time:10:03 am.
As many of you know, Jess Roe has been losing the battle with cancer all winter. Here is the amazing tribute that Wolfe MacLeod wrote for him on December 26 - Losing my best friend, my Mentor - when Jess was not expected to live another two days.

Jess being Jess, he lived another two months and two days. Here is Wolfe's post of February 28: Great disturbance in The Force - we lost Jess Roe last night.

I would say "Rest well, dear old friend", but I don't think 'rest' would be much to his taste - he'll be quaffing the good stuff in Valhalla with Mischka, Carl Redstone and a bevy of buxom Valkyries.

"There from the flowing bowl
Deep drinks the warrior's soul;
Skoal! to the Northland! Skoal!"
Thus the tale ended.
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Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Subject:Update on Master James the Obscure
Posted by:elenbarathi.
Time:4:18 pm.
Master James had his heart surgery (aortal valve replacement) on the morning of the 16th, and everything went fine. I talked to him on the phone today; he's sitting up, eating real food, and sounding cheery and coherent, though a bit hoarse from the respirator and sleepy from the pain meds. He says he is not having too much pain, and the nurses are being very good to him. ;-D

We expect him home from the hospital on Jan. 28, and it looks like he will probably be fit to go to Kingdom A&S in March. Many thanks to all his friends for their good wishes!
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Monday, January 14th, 2013

Subject:Master James the Obscure
Posted by:elenbarathi.
Time:7:26 am.
Is going in for heart surgeryCollapse )
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Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Subject:Awesome lecture series
Posted by:elenbarathi.
Time:11:24 am.
Passing this along from lobstermage, who writes:

"So, everyone should watch this series of video lectures about the Early Middle Ages, courtesy of Yale Open Courseware:


...because any professor who writes "We can haz plunder" on the blackboard before the start of a lecture about the barbarian kingdoms is totally worth listening to for 15+ hours of your life, amiright?"
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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

Subject:September Crown 2012
Posted by:angharadalbanes.
Time:12:26 pm.

.....September Crown is a little less than five weeks away. The Barony of Dragon's Laire, Team Haggis, and the Western Region of An Tir bid you welcome to a fearsome Tournament where the next King and Queen of An Tir will be chosen in combat. September Crown is also the occasion of the Kingdom Equestrian Championship, certainly a thrilling site to behold. In addition there will be Arts and Sciences activities, Family Activities, Archery, and many other things to enjoy on a three day weekend in late summer. This grand presentation will be taking place starting August 31st and running through September 3rd.

.....As Chairman and Event Steward for September Crown, 2012, I wanted to send some miscellaneous information your way so as to help in your planning efforts.

.....Their Majesties have given Their first approval of a tentative schedule of events happening at September Crown. This schedule will be posted shortly at our two informational web-site locations for the advertising of September Crown. The first is at the An Tir Kingdom Calendar where information will be updated on a regular basis. It is located here: <http://www.antir.sca.org/upcoming/?event_id=2496>.

.....The September Crown main web-site area can be found here: <http://www.dragonslaire.org/events/sept_crown.php>. This is where the majority of information on the event can be found at any given time. We're just now plugging in all the information gathered recently, so please give our hard working web-ministers a few days to update everything.

.....The schedule will be posted in these two locations within the next few days. An updated listing of the Points-Of-Contact for Team Haggis will also be available in one or both of these locations shortly (such as the MIC, RV reservations, etc.). Please check back often for details.

.....Pre-Registration through ACCEPS is still ongoing for September Crown, through August 9th. You can reach ACCEPS through this link: <http://acceps.ansteorra.org/index.php>.

.....Reservations for space on the September Crown site will only be done at this time for those who have pre-registered for September Crown. Once you have completed the ACCEPS process, please send an e-mail to THL Elisabeth Trostin at <campingindl@gmail.com>. She will be accepting reservations through August 16th.

.....For those who want to beat the rush and volunteer of their time, it would be sincerely appreciated! Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, M'Lord Emil at <4baddog@gmail.com>.

.....Some notes on the site. This is a brand new site for the Barony of Dragon's Laire. A site that has never been used for an SCA event. There are sure to be some surprises when 1,000 plus people descend on it for the weekend. We ask that you bring your patience as we oil our processes for this new site.

.....The site is a former trailer park, called the 'Old Norseland Site'. It is on the edge of the city limits of Bremerton, WA. As such, it has changed zip code designations several times and so is sometimes difficult for programs such as Mapquest and Google Maps to locate. If you go this route, program 'Bremerton National Airport' into these programs or your GPS as the best way to find the site. When you arrive at the Airport, you'll be greeted by the one Traffic Light in the area. Make the turn opposite the airport and you've reached the entrance to the site. We'll make sure to have signs very visible.

.....The site itself is primitive and will be challenging to those who have mobility issues. Please come prepared! The site is built on a series on three terraced sections with a 20 degree sloped hillside between each section. Each terraced section is flat and even, but going from one level to another will require some effort.

.....We look forward to seeing you in the Mighty Barony of Dragon's Laire. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you should happen to have any questions.

.....Many Thanks, Arontius of Bygelswade.
.....Chairman, Team Haggis.
.....September Crown, 2012.
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Monday, April 16th, 2012

Subject:Drachenwald seeking help
Posted by:chiarafrancesca.
Time:1:52 pm.

Next June, our midsummer coronation will also be a celebration of the twentieth anniversary of Drachenwald becoming a Kingdom.  Naturally, this will be a big event and we would like to get in touch with as many former Drachenwalders, especially former crowns and coronets.

As such, we have a missive from the Crown, which we would like distributed as widely as possible.  It has already been sent to Kingdom Chroniclers, but we would also like it put out via Kingdom mailing lists and, if at all possible, linked on Kingdom websites.

I'm not sure if attachments work on this list, so instead, if you are able to publish the missive, or link to the site, please contact me for details.

Master Raphe Cuthbert
Drachenwald Web Minister

Event website:

Text of missive: http://www.drachenwald.sca.org/content/20-years-drachenwald

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Thursday, April 12th, 2012

Subject:SCA/An Tir related photography
Posted by:derekl1963.
Time:9:40 pm.


One of my other (gasp!) hobbies than the SCA is photography, and it's fun to combine them now and again. For about a year now, I've been photographing the hands of artisans at work here in the Barony of Dragon's Laire and thought I'd share my work to date.

The gallery can be seen at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31736686@N00/sets/72157626799213361/detail/


THL Theodoric The Scholar

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Subject:Looking for some help around here...
Posted by:transcendence1.
Time:8:29 pm.
To everyone within the An Tir community,

I would like to send out a request for maintainer applicants. I don't know how active people are on livejournal anymore, but it does look like people still view this community. Please reply if you would like to help me maintain this community. I would very much prefer someone active within An Tir itself or, if there is one, someone who helps maintain the official An Tir web site.

Please respond if you are interested in helping and give a little description of yourself and activity within our kingdom.
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Monday, January 9th, 2012

Subject:Farewell to Lord Angus and HL Lucrezia
Posted by:elenbarathi.
Time:8:48 pm.
For those who didn't know: Lord Angus MacFarland of the Shire of Druim Doineann, MKA Jim Blakely of Port Angeles, WA, passed away on December 24, at the age of 37. His wake was Saturday, but we will also be doing a memorial for him at Holly & Ivy.

Her Ladyship Lucrezia da Carrara of Druim Doineann, MKA Darleen Robertson of Port Hadlock, WA, passed away on August 25 at the age of 71, and none of us heard about it till now because her family didn't know any of her SCAdian friends. So the memorial at Holly & Ivy will be for her too.

Farewell, old friends; we miss you. :(
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Sunday, December 18th, 2011

Posted by:lt_howitzer.
Time:6:25 pm.
Let all know throughout the Known World that on Saturday, December 17th, 2011 Gregorian, Her Excellency, Viscountess Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland, Lion of AnTir, Baroness of the Court of the West, Founding Baroness of the Barony of Lions Gate, Mistress of the Order of the Laurel, Holder of a Grant of Arms of the Kingdom of the West, Holder of the Leaf of Merit, Holder of a Jambe de Lion, Holder of an Award of Arms, Recipient of the Silver Pillar of Tir Righ, Holder of the Magister Ithra and the Lector Ithra, Recipient of the Belated Rose, Recipient of the Mano d'Oro, Recipient of the Forget Me Not, Recipient of the Princess's Talon of Tir Righ, Recipient of the Raven's Blood, Member of the Order of the Lion's Claw, former Champion of Service for the Baroness of Lions Gate, Recipient of the Black Tower of Eisenmarch, and Recipient of the Golden Apple of Appledore, whose arms have been augmented by Their past Majesties of AnTir, who reigned as Baroness of Lions Gate for 27 years, who served as Regent and Chancellor of the University of Ithra for several decades, and most importantly, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, mentor, teacher, friend and profound inspiration to so very many, has journied to the stars to be with her beloved husband, Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland, her son in law Siegfried the Immane, and many too many others.
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Friday, November 11th, 2011

Subject:Coronation/12th Night Coming Soon!
Posted by:sue_n_julia.
Time:9:59 am.
This year’s 12th Night event will not only usher in a new King, but will celebrate the 30th anniversary of An Tir’s founding elevation to kingdom! The Canton of Silverhart and the Barony of Wealdsmere invites artisans across the kingdom to bring their best work to submit in the Arts and Sciences competitions! We will have one competition that will require written documentation and another that will be populace choice.

In honor of both celebrations, the Canton of Silverhart and the Barony of Wealdsmere is also hosting two Arts and Sciences displays. The first display is An Tir's Annual 12th Night Arts and Sciences Display. We invite everyone to show the King and Kingdom what you can do.

The second display is an "An Tir's History" Display. Bring your pieces of An Tir history such as early regalia, first scrolls, first sets of armor, and other memorabilia - carpet armor, Crayola scrolls, terrycloth apron dresses, and all! We’re also looking for people’s early Arts and Science efforts, especially if entered with more recent and advanced efforts. Show everyone the progress you’ve made!

Come join us in seeing how great our kingdom is!


In service,
Richenda du Jardin
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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Subject:Coronation/12th Night Coming Soon!
Posted by:sue_n_julia.
Time:10:09 pm.
Mood: excited.
It is already September. Before you know it, winter will be upon us. And with winter comes An Tir Coronation/12th Night!

Wealdsmere is proud to host Coronation/12th Night for 2012 at the lovely Coeur d'Alene Resort. This lovely hotel boasts of gorgeous views of Lake Coeur d'Alene as well as views of the local mountains - every room is a winner. In addition, the cuisine at the hotel restaurants is excellent! And, if you wish to pamper yourselves, there is a spa available on site.

And we are crowning a new King and Queen amidst all of this luxury. Friday night festivities will include a Midwinter Night's Ball. Saturday will be filled with arts and sciences, a coronation, meetings, socializing, and other activities as Their Majesties request. Tournaments are currently being scheduled and will be announced when the schedule is finalized.

Come join Wealdsmere in celebrating our new King and Queen!

In service,
Lady Richenda du Jardin, GdS
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Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Subject:We need to survey 100 SCAdians, can you help?
Posted by:morrghan92.
Time:10:15 am.
Good Morning, I am seeking help with a game sponsored by House Wanderer of An Tir. We are hoping to get this survey answered by 100 SCAdians. All answers are kept anonymous, and meant in good fun. If you would like to participate please answer the following and send me the answers privately to baroness dot morrghan at gmail dot com. If you know of anyone that may be interested in helping please feel free to forward. Thank you for participating!

Not in anyway shape or form official recognized by the SCA inc, just a silly game.

  1. What is your title?
  2. Whats your favorite activity to watch at an event?
  3. Whats your favorite thing to eat at an event?
  4. Whats your favorite SCA Activity?
  5. Whats your favorite weapon?
  6. What year did you go to your first event?
  7. What event would you go to before you die?
  8. What is your favorite Event?
  9. Who was King when you started in the SCA?
  10. What is your favorite SCA Song?
  11. Whats the strangest item you have brought to an event?
  12. What country are you from?
  13. What time period are you From?
  14. Whats your favorite beverage?
  15. Whats the strangest place you have vomited at an event?
  16. Whats the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you at an event?
  17. What do you sleep on at Events?
  18. What is something you wish you could buy on site?
  19. Name something you forget to bring to an event?
  20. What is your feast gear made out of?
  21. How Many years have you been coming to events?
  22. What is the favorite color combo of SCA Garb?
  23. How many An Tir West Wars have you been to?
Cross posted everywhere
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Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Subject:Antioch Invitational 1.5
Posted by:godvonrav.
Time:10:21 am.
Greetings good gentles!

The purpose behind Antioch Invitational is to introduce Tir Righ to the community and attract new members to come out and participate and bring the dream that is the SCA to life!

I am pleased to let everyone know that we are running another Antioch this May 14/11.
The reason for this is that the event is going through a date change,
By having Antioch 1.5 in the spring it will be simpler to encourage newcomers to come out to our Tourneys that run all through the spring and summer. This gives them something to come to right away rather then waiting through Christmas and the winter and perhaps lose interest. Tir Righ didn't want to wait for a year and a half to hold this event a second time.

This is going to be a scaled down version from the Nov. event. We have the one barn so the space will be full of interesting things to see and talk about. There will space be available to us as a Arts & Sciences type area. Please bring your winter projects to work on and get ready for the coming season. Games and music will also be a part of the day.

There will be fighting throughout the day. Weather permitting there is also a rapier war practice planned for outside! Ideally the fully armored combatants can have one too!

Due to time and space restrictions we will unfortunately not be able to have merchants at this Antioch. In 2012 we are planning to invite them all back as they add so much to our game!
Antioch 2 will also be inviting last season merchants as a priority, as they were all so fantastic.

If you came out in the fall we encourage you to come again and if not then come and see what it is all about. Great fun was had and it was nice to just be able to visit with friends.

Please watch for further information on these lists, on Facebook and on the Antioch website (soon to be updated). This event is not listed on Kingdom Calender. Please contact me with any ideas or questions, I know we can work together to make this a terrific day. (desgod@hotmail.com)


In Service to the Dream
Desiree Chirastella
Events Deputy for Tir Righ
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Saturday, February 5th, 2011

Subject:Correct info for Holly & Ivy
Posted by:elenbarathi.
Time:10:19 pm.
This SaturdayCollapse )
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