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23 October 2013

Welcome back! With the change of the business meeting to the first Tuesday of the month, the TWII is moving to Wednesdays.


Upcoming Events:

  • Wed 23 Oct: Isles Rapier and Armored Combat Fighter Practices (7:30pm; Theatre & Dance Courtyard at UCSB)
  • Sat 26 Oct: Dreiburgen Anniversary (Dreiburgen / Jurupa Valley, Ca)
  • Sun 27 Oct: Agincourt Tourney (Altavia / Van Nuys, CA) –
  • Tue 29 Oct: Isles Craft Night (7:30pm; Todde and Mora’s house)
  • Wed 30 Oct: Isles Rapier and Armored Combat Fighter Practices (7:30pm; Theatre & Dance Courtyard at UCSB)
  • Sat 2 Nov: Fall Coronation (Dun Or / Palmdale, CA)
  • Sun 3 Nov: Fall Queen’s Champion (Dun Or / Lancaster, CA)
  • Tue 5 Nov: Shire Business Meeting (6:30 pm; Rusty’s Pizza, 270 Storke Road, Goleta, CA)


Last Week (-ish)

Great Western War was two weeks ago, and it was awesome. Among the things that happened:

  • The Honorable Lady Mora Ottavia Spadera emerged victorious in the Bridesmaid Rapier Tourney.
  • Don Angus le Todde MacDonnell reached the semi-finals of the the rapier portion of the Valkyrie Rose Tourney, where he faced eventual champion Ex-Islesian Don Alexander Kallidokos.
  • Lord Lodovico medalled in the archery clout shoot.
  • Lady Gwen Hir was recognized with a full set of “War Through the Ages” tokens for the four periods’ worth of garb she made for herself and Lord Paul fitz Denis.
  • Many classes were taken, fights were fought, food was eaten, drinks were drunk, princesses were attended, jenga was jenga-ed, songs were sung, and great fun was had.


This Week

Agincourt Tourney is Sunday at the Woodley Park archery range. It sounds like there a bunch of people from the Shire going.


Further Away & Other Bits

Fall Coronation and Queen’s Champion is November 2nd. Who is planning on going?

Isles Anniversary is November 16th. Lady Delphine is the Event Steward. Watch for glass bead-making (for site tokens) workshops to be announced soon.


The Shire has a Facebook Group, for those who are so inclined to discuss things there.

Interested in unofficial but helpful Isles announcements and a bit of snark? Follow the Red Tower on Twitter: @SingTheRedTower.

Your reward for reading all the way to the end is a list of the worst nicknames for medieval rulers.