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19 February 2014

This TWII would make an excellent Queen of Love and Beauty.

Upcoming Events:

  • Wed 19 Feb: Isles Rapier and Armored Combat Fighter Practices (7:00pm; Theatre & Dance Courtyard at UCSB)
  • Thu 20 Feb: Recruitment Event/Demo (6:00 pm; 50 Castilian Drive, Goleta, CA) — See below
  • Sat 22 Feb: Crown Tournament (Dreiburgen / Jurupa Valley, CA ) —
  • Tue 25 Feb: Isles Craft Night (7:30pm; Todde and Mora’s house)
  • Wed 26 Feb: Isles Rapier and Armored Combat Fighter Practices (7:00pm; Theatre & Dance Courtyard at UCSB)
  • Thu 27 Feb: Intro to Sekanjabin and Non-Alcoholic Brewing (7:00pm; Paul and Gwen’s house)
  • Tue 25 Feb – Mon 3 Mar: Estrella War (Queen Creek, AZ / Atenveldt) —


Last Week

Talon Crescent Festival was last weekend in Starkhafn. Did anyone go?


This Week

On Thursday evening at 6 PM, we will be running a demo/recruitment event for about an hour Lord Paul’s place of work (50 Castilian Drive, just off Los Carneros, in Goleta). If you can come help out, please contact Countess Jane.

Crown Tournament is on Saturday in Dreiburgen. Rumor has it that at least two — and possibly four — residents of the Shire will be fighting in the Crucible portion of the tourney. The Shire has reserved eric-front space and we will be bringing the Blob. If you are interested in or planning on attending, please contact Paul to help arrange carpools.


Further Away & Other Bits

This month’s Arts & Sciences class, about making sekanjabin and other non-alcoholic period beverages, will be on Thursday, February 27th at Lord Paul and Lady Gwen’s house. Please contact Paul if you have questions or need directions. Word on the street has it that this might be first (provisional) meeting of the Red Tower Branch of the Right Noble Brewers’ Guild of Caid (if there is sufficient interest in such things).

The following Isles-ians have names, devices, or badges were recently registered by the SCA College of Arms:

  • Claus Brewhouse, Device: Per chevron inverted argent and sable, in chief a millrind fesswise gules; and badge: (Fieldless) On a tankard argent a millrind fesswise gules.
  • Gwen Hir, Two badges: (Fieldless) An owl azure atop a mount couped argent and (Fieldless) An owl rising azure.
  • Lucius Brewhouse, Badge: (Fieldless) On a tankard argent a torch sable enflamed azure.
  • Magnus Brewhouse, Badge: (Fieldless) On a tankard azure a stag’s head cabossed argent.
  • Lucius Brewhouse and Magnus Brewhouse, Household Name and Badge: Brewhouse Hold, Per fess azure and argent, three tankards counterchanged. (Laurel says, “Nice badge!”)

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

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