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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Cattle Raids Photo Array

Cattle Raids is the Barony of Mag Mor‘s predominant camping event. For the last several years it’s been held at Nebraska’s Cass County Fairgrounds, a site closer to my Baronial home than theirs. I missed it last year due to family activities, so I was excited to attend this one. Cattle Raids is always enjoyable for me. This year’s flyer showed it […]

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Photos from Lonely Tower’s 12th Night 2017

Ladies Christine and Aleit  checking in people. Yesterday, I joined with many others to celebrate 12th Night in the Barony of the Lonely Tower. These winter festivities extend my New Year’s celebrations a week and enliven my dreary winter. This annual event jump starts Calontir’s event calendar, with its striking armored combat and steel fighting challenges.  Populace watching the two fighting list […]

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Lilies War XXX Photo Array

Calontir‘s Lilies War is XXX. I spent five of its ten days enjoying wondrous sights and adventures. Sadly I could not do them all. Not in the day’s numbers nor the picture possibilities. I missed opportunities. Even so – even with the sweltering heat – I had the best of times. Arriving late I set up my camp then attended […]

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Calontir’s Clothiers Seminar XXXI

I went to Clothier’s Seminar XXXI, yesterday. I always enjoy this event so much.  Clothiers is a fun time, with varied clothing class subjects by a plethora of instructors. It’s the perfect place for you to learn historical clothing history, design and construction.  I found the perfect class for me. Burgundian dress history and construction. That’s exactly my persona’s time and […]

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Throwback Thursday: Pennsic War XXIII

Me and someone’s scooter disguised as a “horse”. . This goes back 21 years to Pennsic War XXIII. My 13-year-old daughter and I had more fun than a passel of puppies!  We’d been in the SCA about 4 years. Just enough time to acquire:  enough period-style camp clothing enough camp gear tent camping experience SCA background information resources to care for […]

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SCA Melee Skill Practice at Winter War Maneuvers

This was the moment he most loved about tourneying, that first glorious sortie with banners streaming, trumpets blaring, and the earth atremble with pounding hooves as hundreds of knights came together in a spectacular clash of sound and fury.  ― Sharon Kay Penman, Devil’s Brood Have you ever seen Medieval-style fighting? Recently I saw SCA warriors preparing, so they could soon feel the […]

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12th Night 2016: Barony of Lonely Tower’s Midwinter SCA Festival

The Barony of the Lonely Tower delivered another striking Twelfth Night mid-winter SCA fete, January 2, 2016. Calontir Steel and Armored Combat fighters wielded weapons in multiple diverse contests. Armored Combat Competition Lonely Tower’s annual event kick starts the years event calendar. It delights Calontir’s warmhearted, non-fighting populace with day-long friendship, fun, and festivities.  The annual revelry presents all-ages activities, […]

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Shopping and Merriment at Kris Kinder

Merchants in the Great Hall.   I went to Kris Kinder the yearly winter holiday shopping extravaganza for Calontir‘s pre-1700s reenactors in Midwest, USA. It’s always bursting with quality handcrafted toys, attire, jewelry, camp gear, edibles, weapons, and armor tempting money out of 600 attendees’ pockets. Yesterday, I was one who was lured by its enticements.  Norse-age women showing off their spunky […]

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