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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2011-03-15 11:04pm

Ah. I see

I myself am in AEthelmearc, herald to the Barony of Blackstone Mountain. :)
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby Michael Garrity » 2011-03-20 08:27am

Lady Tevar:

I am pleased to report that through the replies I received to my original post, and those on the SCA portion of LiveJournal.com, I have reestablished contact with Mr. Marcute after more than 20 years.
Truly, the gods of fate have smiled upon me.....

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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2011-03-20 03:16pm

Fantastic! Does he still have your order?
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby Michael Garrity » 2011-03-22 04:24am

Lady Tevar:

Paul still has the original scabbard design which he and I hashed out over 20 years ago. He will be completing it as soon as is convenient.
Paul and I spent more than an hour on the phone yesterday afternoon catching up on the past 20 years. I am supremely grateful to this Thread, as without it, I would never have been able to restablish contact.

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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2011-05-23 11:33pm

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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby madd0ct0r » 2011-06-20 10:03pm

um, what exactly is this SCA stuff?

I used to live with medieval re-enactors who were heavily into the the historical accuracy side of it (and hitting each other with swords). They used to get paid to do performances at castles and similar, with a slight ethos of interactive museun display.
I remember getting into one heated debate about the use of fans to assist in blacksmithing at home.
Certain things modified for health and safety of course - 2mm thick armour, blunted edged weapons ect.

this looks similar, but not quite.
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2011-06-21 05:49pm

The SCA does not use steel weapons, blunted or otherwise. Otherwise, it is very similar to what you're thinking of.
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby Mobiboros » 2011-06-28 01:20pm

LadyTevar wrote:The SCA does not use steel weapons, blunted or otherwise. Otherwise, it is very similar to what you're thinking of.


Yeah we do, just it's not in armored combat. Rapier and Cut&Thrust use blunted metal weapons ;)

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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2011-06-29 10:30pm

Ok, Ok... I wasn't counting Fencing, as he seemed to be talking Heavy Weapons.

But yes, the Fencing is also blunted weapons with padded armor.
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby Rogue 9 » 2011-07-25 12:39pm

The results of last year's census of the Society have been released. Census results.
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby Mobiboros » 2011-08-10 12:53pm

Don't know who else is following the warpoints, but as of this morning it's 9 to 1 East.

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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2011-08-11 07:22pm

I know that an Aethelmearc warrior won the Champion's Battle, and another won the Non-Belted.
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby Rogue 9 » 2011-08-13 03:53pm

Mobiboros wrote:Don't know who else is following the warpoints, but as of this morning it's 9 to 1 East.

No surprise. The Midrealm king is unbelted, so we lost a lot of allies. No, it's not an old boy's club at all; why do you ask? :roll:
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby RazorOutlaw » 2011-08-15 07:57pm

We outnumbered the Midrealm by a lot, I'd heard. There's no way Aethelmearc and its allies could be that good. :P
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby Mobiboros » 2011-08-17 02:59pm

Rogue 9 wrote:
Mobiboros wrote:Don't know who else is following the warpoints, but as of this morning it's 9 to 1 East.

No surprise. The Midrealm king is unbelted, so we lost a lot of allies. No, it's not an old boy's club at all; why do you ask? :roll:


Yeah, ended up 19 to 3 in points it seems.

Unbelted? That's rather impressive. I can't recall the last time the East had someone win a crown that wasn't belted already. Balfar maybe.

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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby Rogue 9 » 2011-08-18 11:24am

Mobiboros wrote:
Rogue 9 wrote:
Mobiboros wrote:Don't know who else is following the warpoints, but as of this morning it's 9 to 1 East.

No surprise. The Midrealm king is unbelted, so we lost a lot of allies. No, it's not an old boy's club at all; why do you ask? :roll:


Yeah, ended up 19 to 3 in points it seems.

Unbelted? That's rather impressive. I can't recall the last time the East had someone win a crown that wasn't belted already. Balfar maybe.

I'll be honest. I know His Majesty Arch Teryx, and have for some time, well before he was king. He's as well-rounded a Renaissance man as you can get; he's scarily good at heavy combat, rapier, thrown weapons, and many arts and sciences. And he knows it. He's gratingly arrogant, which probably didn't do him any favors in the allies department either, though I maintain it was mainly his unbelted status that did us in. (Lady Tevar was incredulous that they didn't make him a knight before he was crowned, but there are enough people in the Midrealm Order that don't think he's got the chivalry part down; a newly made knight was made King's Champion instead of the tradition of appointing an unbelt so there would be a knight handy with the sword of state when necessary.) That said, I don't mind his rule, since he does right by the fencers, unlike some other monarchs I could name.

His household uses my shire's local event as their annual get-together, and we've seriously considered instituting an "Arch rule" barring him from winning every single competition. (This is, of course, off the table now that he'll be "your excellency.") As it stands, the marshals have just started scheduling tournaments across from each other; I won thrown weapons last year, possibly because he was busy in the heavy list.
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby Mobiboros » 2011-08-19 01:22pm

Rogue 9 wrote:I'll be honest. I know His Majesty Arch Teryx, and have for some time, well before he was king. He's as well-rounded a Renaissance man as you can get; he's scarily good at heavy combat,


Really? I watched his crown tourney fight. Not that he couldn't beat me (I pratice heavy like 3-5 times a year maybe), but he didn't strike me as particularly amazing. The guys he fought in crown kept him pressed and only seemed to lose because of was like a hair faster at points.

Rogue 9 wrote:And he knows it. He's gratingly arrogant, which probably didn't do him any favors in the allies department either,


Yeah that does hurt some. The years the East lost allies were years when our king was... how to put it... a complete douchetool. :)

Rogue 9 wrote:Lady Tevar was incredulous that they didn't make him a knight before he was crowned


I think the rare times it has happened in the East the person was belted during their princely term. So it says a lot that he didn't get knighted. It'll be even more telling if he doesn't get knighted when he descends from the throne.

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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2011-08-21 10:29am

http://www.dianedover.com/Jamila/bookofkells.pdf
A huge, pic-heavy link to an online Book of Kells
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2011-08-21 08:59pm

yes but I don't think the SCA would take kindly to anyone claiming ríastrad and proceeding to throw a spear through a score of opponents....
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby Rogue 9 » 2011-10-17 11:11pm

It would seem the Midrealm will have another unbelted king for Pennsic next year.
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2011-10-20 11:01pm

Aethelmearc also had an Unbelted Fighter win Crown. In fact, not only is he not a Knight, he's a simple Lord. :mrgreen:
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby Mobiboros » 2012-01-10 11:21am

For those who don't know there's been something of a changeup for the coming Pennsic.

This year the East and mid have put aside their differences and allied for the entirety of the war. Against Atlantia and Aethelmearc. With the rest of the knowne world and allies choosing sides from there.

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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2012-01-10 09:19pm

I just got the news myself, Mori. :) It was announced at our Kingdom 12th Night, with the Prince & Princess of Atlantia attending. It's going to be interesting to see who winds up allied to whom....

... although I'm calling Drachenwald allied to Aethelmearc. The new Crown Heirs used to live here. :)
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Re: General SCA Thread

Postby LadyTevar » 2012-04-04 11:42pm

Well, it's that time again... Blackstone Raids, the first AEthelmearc grand melee event of the season, held here in the Barony of Blackstone Mountain.

We're going to have TRM of Midrealm and Atlantia here for a visit, as well as a majority of Atlantian fighters here to get a feel for fighting in formation with AEthelmearc prior to Pennsic. I will be Heralding Court with up to 3 sets of Royals... unless Atlantia decides not to join Court again.

I'm also bouncing an idea to make a bid for Kingdom 12th Night 2013. Some of my Barony are hinting I should try to Autocrat the next Blackstone Raids.
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Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2012-04-05 12:39am

autocratic 4 the people?
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