Apprenticing and Cattle Raids 2019

On August 24th the Barony of Mag Mor, Lonely Tower's nearest and dearest cousins, held their annual Cattle Raids event. It included so many activities. Camping, archery, arts & sciences competition, artisan show-and-tell and martial arts. I always see it as a photo op safari. I usually spend the day scoping out views to snap both on the field and indoors. This time was not different.

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Kris Kinder Market in Calontir

Well, this didn’t go well. I’m a delinquent blogger. So many pictures for your viewing, so little time during the holidays. Earlier this month I went to Calontir’s Kris Kinder Market event, again. It’s my favorite indoor event. Who doesn’t like to shop and visit with friends? Here are a few of the many photos I snapped while browsing the wares […]

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Surviving The Event Black Hole

The Calontir RUSH Book Arts Seminar is only three days away. I am now in a black hole of confusion. As Event Steward, I am in the uncomfortable spot in an event timeline that is often chaos. Have you ever been there? Pulling your hair out chaos. While I think I’ve organized everything into oblivion, the preparation steps are not quite complete. There is […]

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The Only RUSH Book Arts Seminar

And the Barony of the Lonely Tower Welcomes You Calontir Book Arts RUSH  Location: Grace United Methodist Church 112 North Walnut, Glenwood, Iowa 51534 (712) 527-4607 November 3, 2018 Site opens at 9:00 AM Site closes at 10:00 PM Book Arts RUSH Flyer Whether you’re curious, have an interest or an unquenchable passion for Medieval book arts you need look […]

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The Arts And Crafts Jewel of Calontir: Queen’s Prize Tournament

2016 Queen’s Prize Tournament I’m bummed. Calontir’s Queen’s Prize Tournament is just around the corner, a month away, on September 15th. And I won’t be able to go.  Queen’s Prize is Calontir’s Medieval arts and crafts treasure. An event you don’t want to miss even if you aren’t entering. A competition that’s inspiring for us all, whether you’re a mentor or searching […]

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Prepping For Lilies War

My spare room being used for Lilies prep. Every year I go to Calontir Lilies War and this year is no different. What’s different is what I’ve realized from doing this annually. It is important you purge your hygiene and health products each year. When I started paying attention to dates on the personal products I took to Lilies my […]

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Bardic Bedlam’s Telling Photos

What do you do when you feel blah? When you want to do something different or challenging?  I go to a different SCA event. This time I went to Bardic Bedlam.  Bardic Bedlam is a long day, bardic sharing event held each year. It is named after the book series with a similar name. Entertainers from all over the kingdom came to the Lonely Tower for this […]

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Calontir’s Winter War Maneuvers 2018

You won’t believe where I went last Saturday. I attended the Kingdom of Calontir Barony of Mag Mor event, Winter War Maneuvers. This is the ultimate winter practice for the SCA‘s coming Gulf War‘s event, “A War With No Enemies”.  Gulf War is an annual war and week-long camping event hosted by the Kingdoms of Gleann Abhann and Meridies. It is all-out battles between the […]

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The 7 Most Popular Calontir Photo Posts of 2017

Although you are interested in history, don’t you still love photos? Especially photos of events? Through the year I spent days enjoying and photographing Calontir’s events. Its sights and adventures. These 2017 popular photo posts share those memories. M. Nesscia at 12th Night Photos from Lonely Tower’s 12th Night 2017 posted Sunday, January 8, 2017   Kingdom of Calontir’s Arts and Sciences Competitions 2017 posted […]

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Vertigo Photo Array

I don’t often get to go to an SCA event two weekends in a row, but recently I did. The weekend after Calontir’s Crown Tournament I went to Vertigo. Vertigo is a yearly Shire of Lost Moor weekend camping event offering classes, many relating to fiber. It got its name because a person with vertigo has the symptoms of spinning and […]

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