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26 February 2014

This TWII is still not King.

Upcoming Events:

  • 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) —
  • Tue 4 Mar: Shire Business Meeting (6:30 pm; Rusty’s Pizza, 270 Storke Road, Goleta, CA)
  • Tue 4 Mar: Isles Craft Night (7:30pm; Todde and Mora’s house)
  • Wed 5 Mar: Isles Rapier and Armored Combat Fighter Practices (7:00pm; Theatre & Dance Courtyard at UCSB)
  • Sat 8 Mar: Angels Melee (La Verne, CA) —
  • Fri 7 Mar – Sun 9 Mar: West Coast Culinary Symposium (Idyllwild, CA) –


Last Week

Crown Tournament was on Saturday in the Barony of Dreiburgen. Congratulations to Their Royal Highnesses Agrippa Morris and Bridget Lucia Mackenzie, who will be crowned in Carreg Wen in June. The Shire had substantial contingent of attendees, with Count Angelo, Lord Magnus, and Lord Paul all fighting in the Crucible. If you’re curious about goings on, talk to one of them, or to Countess Jane, The Honorable Lady Mora, Don Todde, Lady Gwen, Lady Delphine, or Lord Lodovico. (Lodovico and Paul also attended Privy Council on Sunday, if you are curious about that.)

Thank you to everyone who came out to our demo/recruitment event on Thursday. We may have a few of Paul’s co-workers showing up at future fighter practices.


This Week

This month’s Arts & Sciences class, about making sekanjabin and other non-alcoholic period beverages, will be on Thursday 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).


Further Away & Other Bits

Angels Melee is on Saturday, March 8th. Who is planning on attending?

Black Oak Lodge in Darach is March 14-16; registration forms must be postmarked by February 28th. See for details

Collegium Caidis in Lyondemere is March 22-23; several people from Isles are teaching. See for classes and schedules.

King’s Hunt, hosted by our neighbors in Carreg Wen at Live Oak Campground, is April 4-6.

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 Five Things to Love About A Knight’s Tale.