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new mod/owner [14 Jul 2010|10:11pm]

softpaw
Anyone interested in taking over the ..*rather dead* community? I no longer am in the SCA and this place should be run by someone that is.
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Celtic or Norse Tent [14 Apr 2008|01:45pm]

lavenalgm
[ mood | curious ]

I am trying to find another option to the Viking a-frame tent.  Is there any documentation on other styles of tent, the lose of space from a A-frame just seems a waste to me. 

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Pennsic War Calendar, Holiday Sale [11 Dec 2007|07:36am]

darter02
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!
Darter
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Event Poll [06 Dec 2007|11:31am]

lavenalgm
Sorry if this is long... I am trying to get a feel for what event our group might want to run to draw the best attendence.  Please take the couple minutes (at most) necessary to answer

Binde Lavin
Poll #1101619 Type of Event in Calontir

How important is an A&S contest at an event to you (1 = Not at all 10 = Must have it)

Mean: 5.17 Median: 5.5 Std. Dev 2.67
1
1(8.3%)
2
2(16.7%)
3
1(8.3%)
4
1(8.3%)
5
1(8.3%)
6
1(8.3%)
7
3(25.0%)
8
1(8.3%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(8.3%)

How important is having a merchant area to you (1 = Not at all 10 = Must have it)

Mean: 6.00 Median: 6 Std. Dev 2.58
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(8.3%)
3
2(16.7%)
4
1(8.3%)
5
1(8.3%)
6
2(16.7%)
7
1(8.3%)
8
2(16.7%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
2(16.7%)

How important is having a Fighting area/activity to you (1 = Not at all 10 = Must have it)

Mean: 5.75 Median: 5.5 Std. Dev 2.38
1
0(0.0%)
2
1(8.3%)
3
2(16.7%)
4
1(8.3%)
5
2(16.7%)
6
1(8.3%)
7
1(8.3%)
8
3(25.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(8.3%)

Would you attend a gag event (Similar to Feast of Fools)

Yes
8(66.7%)
No
1(8.3%)
Unsure
3(25.0%)

How far would you travel for the above event?

Which area do you live in?

Would you participate in a Pot Luck style feast (Lower feast price then normal feast)

Yes
5(41.7%)
No
2(16.7%)
Unsure
5(41.7%)

Is there another type of event that you wish Calontir would hold more of, RUSH events, A&S focused, etc.

Any other comments?

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Question for Marshals [12 Nov 2007|10:25am]

lavenalgm
[ mood | mischievous ]

Does a seneschal and a marshal in training (non-warranted) at a practice make it ok for fighting to happen or do you have to have a fully warranted marshal?

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Drama [09 Nov 2007|02:28pm]

lavenalgm
[ mood | contemplative ]

Ok I am just becoming seneschal of a Canton in Iowa, yes the one I taked about a month or so ago, that has had lots of drama, how is the best way to carefully avoid such issues in the future.

Here is my example:
We were required to put a bid in for coronation, several members got together and made the plan and submitted it. They excluded the seneschal, which i believe has to be included for legal reasons, and did not tell the population. I would have spoken up and wanted to talk the to people involved. How would people recommend I go about it. Two of the major people involved in situations like this have been members for a very long time and have awards, where as I have been an on and off again non-paying member for 3-5 years, geez is it really that long.

Anyways looking for any communication tips, I have been reading up on the seneschal handbook also.

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Crown Pictures [05 Nov 2007|06:08pm]

purplellamaboi
[ mood | busy ]

Pictures from Crown Tournament are here.

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Lilies War Theme Announced [10 Oct 2007|10:00am]

purplellamaboi
[ mood | anxious ]

From the CalonNet::

Lilies Announcement!

As is tradition in the heartlands, Their Royal Majesties Calontir have decreed that a grand tournament and melee be organized for all of their nobles, knights, and commons; as well as their Royal Cousins and their subjects from across the Known World. This tournament is to be held on the ground of their forefathers, the Field of Lilies, and is to consist of all manner of pageantry, display and entertainment for all who might attend.

It is no secret that the artisans of this kingdom are some of the most diverse in the world; and to that end, their Majesties have asked that all who might participate in this fair organize themselves into guilds and form alliances in order to field teams for this display. These guilds and alliances need not be officially chartered within this fair kingdom, yet all must be able to present a sufficient force upon the field that might last for a week, and include not only artisans, but knights, huscarls, fyrdmen, archers and men-at-arms. Forces should be able to challenge each other in the customary pastimes of tournament, melee, archery, games, art and craft displays, shopping and partying, to name but a few. We would encourage all who dedicate themselves to a craft to consider sponsoring a force for this war; be you metalworker, fiber artist, cook, potter, baker, or any of the other myriad of artisans and craftsmen that this Kingdom is blessed with.

Petitions for such forces must be presented to their Majesties, no later than the Kris Kinder Market, traditionally held in the Crown’s lands of the Barony of Forgotten Sea. Any exceptions after this date will be granted solely at the discretion of Their Majesties.

The Event Stewards for this next Lilies are Baroness Diana MacLean (baronessd@hotmail.com ) and Baron Mikhail Nikolaevich (mstraatm@gmail.com). If you are interested in sponsoring a side for this next Lilies, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Even if you don’t think you have enough for a “whole” side, let us know, perhaps we could arrange an alliance with another guild or group. Again, your side does not have to be an “official” Calontir guild, just a group of artisans willing to contribute to the overall fun of the war.

We look forward to hearing from many of you!

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Pulled into the Fray - Advice please. [18 Sep 2007|11:18am]

lavenalgm
[ mood | contemplative ]

I  am not really new to the SCA, been sporadically active for about 3-4 years now.  I am at a lost to what I should do with a situation that has been developing in our group.  Mainly it is drama but it has escalated to the point that we are lossing members because of other members telling the higher levels possible lies.  (I have no clue what is true anymore) Some members are trying to just that our group just get banned and then they will start a group excluding who they feel are trouble makers.  I would love to become more involved in a official role, but am not sure if I should put out the effort if I will just come under attack also, or if our group is going to be disolved.  I understand any social group comes with drama, I work at a political active non-profit, but I don't think the level of drama in our group is going to allow us to get any new members, let alone keep all existing members.  I have been tactfully trying to coverup the drama/division when new people are around but it seems to never end.  I am not sure how to get this stopped or resolved and am starting to get dragged into the middle.  

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Any groups near ames [07 Aug 2007|02:59pm]

lavenalgm
Who are very easy going about SCA rules. I tried to take a friend of mine to A&S and she was unfortunately turned off by the rule heavy/not welcoming atmosphere. I know she would enjoy participating but would have to take a evening off a week to make the local group. I was hoping to prove it was worth it with the other event but that seems to not have happened. Sorry sure this sounds critical of the group but even I felt a little uncomfortable being their and I was invited
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New LiveJournal Community [30 Jul 2007|09:51pm]

purplellamaboi
[ mood | thoughtful ]

[[My apologies to those who see this more than once; it's been cross-posted to a handful of communities to get the most and best bandwidth....]]


A new community have been created for those members of the Society for Creative Anachronism who have Near Eastern, Middle Eastern, and Far Eastern personas:

sca_silkroad


This community is here for you all to share where you are at with your SCA journey...whether that's in your persona development, garb making skills, or dance training. No topic is off-topic...as long as what you are talking about deals with the Near East, Middle East, or Far East.

Are you wanting to get help translating some text you've found? Need help interpreting that miniature you've been staring at for weeks? Wondering what dance technique works for everyone else? Found something really cool on E-Bay you need to share? These are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg of what this community is here for.

So...don't hesitate! Spread the word, join in, and start talking and sharing!!!
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