the populace of Selviergard, do we Fathir and Étaín,
Freiherr and Banbharun send word.
It tis the wondrous time of the summer months when
the days run long and the nights are short, the fish
run plentiful in the rivers and the elk have started
growing antlers to impress the ladies of their eyes,
to the hunter’s delight. It is a time we all strive
to fill our larders before the long, dark, cold
winter months. I wish you all well in your hunting
and fishing endeavors that your families may be well
fed during the cold months. Also stack the wood high
that you may keep warm till the spring thaws.
But summer is also a time of fighting and honing our
skills, testing our might and endurance in long
tournaments. Soon to show one’s skill at the Coronet
Tournament; to be crowned and to crown your consort.
Coronet will be on the far off Island of Pavlok
Gorod. We do hope that many of you will make the
lengthy journey across land and sea, to visit the
island home of our good friends. Come and show the
Knowne World what Oerthans are made of! Test your
mettle against the knights and their squires; show
honor and privilege to your consort! Make your
Prince and King proud of the mighty North. Bring
your artistic skills and show off the wares that
have been made over the year by your very own hand.
Shortly after we have all made the long voyage back
from Pavlok Gorod, a new chapter will begin in the
Barony of Selviergard, heralded in by Halfdan as the
newest Baron. He follows a strong linage of Barons
and Baroness’; Fergus and Margarita, Georg and
Katarzina, and Fathir and Étaín. The changeover
event shall be at Lake Lucille at a somewhat
primitive site. It is recommended to bring your best
bug repellant to ward off the swarming hordes that
linger in the woods. The site should allow us to be
noisy throughout the night, so bring your drums,
your loud bellowing voices, your finest drink, your
favorite games and your good cheer. This should be a
most festive event with fighting, singing, gaming,
and whatever merriment that one may think of to
entertain the people of Oertha. Also for those who
are marshals and fighters, the Kingdom Knight
Marshal shall be up to teach marshalling and
fighting classes. We also believe his Lady may be
coming up and teaching classes as well, therefore
this should be a good learning opportunity for all.
We would also like to thank Halfdan for running the
Summer Hunt. It may have been a small event compared
to what we have been having lately, but it was
filled with lots of fun. The fighting was enjoyable
to watch both the heavy and the rapier. We observed
many people playing different games throughout the
day, laughing and having a great time. We also saw
several people who have played in the past, come out
and enjoy the day with us, if even for a short
while. We do hope that we will see much more of them
and also of many others.
The Fourth of July Parade will be Friday, July 4th,
please come out and march with us and entertain the
city with fighting along the parade route.
Afterwards, we will be at the Mayor’s picnic;
showing off our armour and arts. We shall have a
game of skill for the children to play. We cannot
fight at the Mayor’s picnic, but if the fighters do
wish to do a fighter practice…we can do it, just
past the main picnic area or were we have practice
on a normal basis. This parade and picnic is a
friendly way to meet more of our local community and
tell them about ourselves. So bring your best and
your happy cheery faces to show the people of the
Valley what we do and how much fun we have doing it.
Fathir and Étaín,
Freiherr and Banbharun of Selviergard
Join us as we celebrate the reign of Prince
Kenric and Princess Dagmar and the selection of
Their Heirs. Enjoy the salt air and nearby beach,
revel in the mountains, shop at the traditional
Kodiak Islander Saturday market, and walk along the
trails between the pastures.
There will be an A&S display. Please bring lots
of things. Show off all the hours you've worked over
the long winter months!! A&S competition: Period
headwear. Their Highnesses Whim: Viking clothing.
Fabric is available for those who are making the
items specifically for Their Highnesses to keep.
Autocrat's Whim: displayed representations of the
chivalric virtues. Herbal and Leechcraft guild
competition: a first aid item, with documentation
explaining its uses in period and current efficacy
in the Knowne World.
On Saturday at 9AM there will be two West Kingdom
Provost Royal Guild of Fence Prizes fought.
The Roses Tournament will commence for heavy and
rapier fighters immediately following the Coronet
Tournament upon the Eric.
Saturday night is a potluck feast, and following
after diner Dona Etain O'Rowarke is sponsoring a
Site information: Kodiak
Fairgrounds and Raceway / Fairgrounds Access Rd /
Kodiak, AK 99615. Directions from the airport: Turn
left onto Rezanof Drive. Drive about five minutes.
Watch for the Kodiak Fairgrounds and Raceway sign.
Turn right. You are there. Directions from the ferry
dock: Turn left, follow the curve around until you
reach the one and only stoplight. Turn left onto
Rezanof Drive. Follow the road for about 10-15
minutes until you pass the airport. Drive about five
more minutes. Watch for the Kodiak Fairgrounds and
Raceway sign. Turn right. You are there.
Site opens at NOON on Friday and closes at Sunday
Site is wet; please police age restrictions.
Additionally, guns are prohibited on site. Bears
should be reported to the Fairgrounds caretaker.
Dogs are okay, but must be on a leash.
Please bring your leather or wooden dishes. Glass
is not allowed out of vehicles due to horses, cows
Event Fee: Adults: $22 (ages 12
and up), Children: $12 (ages 6-11), children under 6
Autocrat: Tama Katerina
Evstokh'eva (Tamie Everton Fogle)
Come celebrate the reign of Baron Fathir and
Baroness Étaín and help welcome Their successor,
Halfdan, with banners, fighting, pageantry,
activities, songs, and tales in a full weekend
Activities include: A Bear Pit Tournament to
determine the next Warlord of Selviergard, Bears in
Any Mode Competition, and much more. Additionally,
we are looking forward to a visit from the Kingdom
Earl Marshal and his Lady. This is a great
opportunity to learn and have fun!
More information will be posted as it becomes
Site Information: Lake Lucille
Campground / S. Endeavor St. / Wasilla, AK 99654.
Directions: Head east on AK-3 S / George Parks Hwy /
E Parks Hwy toward Main St / Wasilla-Fishhook Rd,
and go East on S Knik-Goose Bay Rd for about 2.9
miles. Turn right onto S Endeavor St and follow it
down to the end to the campground. Follow SCA signs
from there arrive at Group Campsite C.
Site Fee: $10 for adults and $5
for children (up to age 12), Family Cap is $30.
Please note that the $5 non-member surcharge. Please
make checks payable to "SCA, Inc. - Barony of
Autocrat Team: Étaín O'Rowarke
(Crystal Nelson), Fathir von Trier (Bryan Nelson),
and Halfdan "Two Bears" Ozurrson (Travis
The Time has come to test our Archery, Endurance,
and Marksmanship as our ancestors of old used to, in
games of skill that challenge our abilities. Come
join us at the Ruth Arcan Park for the day.
There will be a Baroness Championship Gauntlet
style tourney for both Heavy and Rapier. Tourney
will be based on a point system for each contestant:
Gauntlet Obstacle Course -- engage guardian of
the bridge; run the bridge and at the end throw a
spear at the Troll; circle the 'lake' jumping from
stone to stone, at the end of the stones shoot bow
at the poisoned apple; dance one dance with the
"lady of the lake". this will be followed with a 30
minute bear pit fighting one for rapier and one for
Playing a game of strategy at the tables.
Your consort and family can earn you points by
entering into any of the challenges as well.
There will be available for all to participate
in: Archery Contest for Adults, Children's Archery
Contest, Tables will be set up for Games of strategy
-- 9 man morris, checkers, mancala. There will be
Dancing -- note to fighters: you get points for
Feast -- your choice pot luck, bring enough to
feed 8-10 people with ingredients list for any
Dress warm and in layers in the chance the
weather may be contradictory.
Site Information: Ruth Arcan
Park. Directions to site will be forthcoming
Site fee: $10 adults; $5 ages 10-15; children
under 10 are free. $5 Non Member fee applies.
Autocrat: Syr Verica de Lighthaven