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30 October 2013

Spooky things are afoot in this edition of the TWII.


Upcoming Events:

  • 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)
  • Tue 5 Nov: Isles Craft Night (7:30pm; Todde and Mora’s house)
  • Wed 6 Nov: Isles Rapier and Armored Combat Fighter Practices (7:30pm; Theatre & Dance Courtyard at UCSB)
  • Sat 9 Nov: Calafia Anniversary (Lakeside, CA)
  • Sat 9 Nov: Naevehjem Anniversary (Ridgecrest, CA)


Last Week

Agincourt Tourney was held on Sunday at the Woodley Park archery range. The archery events included a clout shoot, a forester round tourney for both hand bows and crossbows, and a novelty shoot for handbows.  There was also a thrown weapons novelty throw, a period archery demo (featuring a 90-lb. longbow), a cooking competition, and a costume contest. Congratulations to Countess Jane Corwin, who finished second in both the crossbow shoot and the costume contest (dressed as Elizabethan-era Hawkeye). For more, talk to Lodovico, Delphine, Edward the Pink, Adelais, Angelo, Jane, or Paul.

There was also a glass bead-making workshop held on Monday to assemble site tokens for Isles Anniversary. Expect to see another workshop soon.


This Week

Fall Coronation and Queen’s Champion are this weekend in Lancaster/Palmdale.

The monthly Shire Business Meeting is on Tuesday, at Rusty’s Pizza on Storke Road, at 6:30pm.


Further Away & Other Bits

Isles Anniversary is November 16th. Lady Delphine is the Event Steward; talk to her to volunteer. More information about the event can be found at


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 the news that scientists have reconstructed the medieval strain of leprosy.