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SCA: Egils [May. 24th, 2006|10:55 am]
Nicodemus
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This coming extended weekend, my wife and I will be heading up to Egils, our traditional SCA outing. (The full name is "Egil Skallagrimsson Memorial Tournament", which explains the foreshortened form.) It's in Oregon, near Eugene, at a pleasant wooded site.

We'll be buying provisions and packing up Thursday morning. That day we'll do most of the drive up so that we can arrive early on Friday to set up camp. (Yes, witchofnovember, we'll be there in time to actually help out this year!)

My major goals for the event:
  1. Cook more

  2. Remember a camera

  3. Remember to actually take pictures with said camera*

  4. Buy an only-semi-silly hat

  5. Relax


*If I actually remember to do so, I'll post a writeup and pics when I get back.
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[User Picture]From: tilton
2006-05-24 06:13 pm (UTC)
Oh ho! We totally read the original Egils Saga in my college Old Norse class! Well, OK, excerpts of it. It's so very very long.

Have fun!
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[User Picture]From: kody_wolf
2006-05-24 07:03 pm (UTC)
Awesome Nic! Can I call you 'Nic'? heh!

I didn't know you do SCA stuff! Awesome!

Are you going to Pennsic this year? I am!
Maybe I'll see you there! - Hopefully I'll be able to see you there!
Are you going to AC?

1. Cook - YAY I love cooking!!!
2. Camera - Yay! I have an old 35mm camera, I'm looking to buy a new digital camera before AC.
3. Take LOT of pictures! No film to develop in digital cameras YAY!
4. I need an out-rageous hat! :p
5. Always! especially when juggling! hehe!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-05-24 07:56 pm (UTC)
"Nic" is fine.

I got into the SCA about three years ago (via my sisters-in-law). Most of my interest is in heraldry, currently. We don't tend to travel to a lot of events so, no, we won't be at Pennsic.

Juggling... Gotta remember to bring my beanbags and clubs in case I have time to practice!
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[User Picture]From: kody_wolf
2006-05-24 08:06 pm (UTC)
Awww... I guess I'll never get to meet you irl - oh well. Maybe I'll get out to FC next year... maybe?

SCA always has downtime - I'm sure you'll find or make time for a little ball and stick action - LOL! Have fun!
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[User Picture]From: furahi
2006-05-24 07:19 pm (UTC)
I don't even know what it is o.o

But have fun :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-05-24 08:02 pm (UTC)
The SCA is a medieval recreation group. Less of the commercial-renfaire-sell-to-tourists atmosphere and more into research and personal experiences. So this event includes camping, classes, and a swordfighting tournament. (The society's "royalty" are determined through combat tournaments.) Everyone makes an attempt to dress appropriately (pre-1600). Some people even use only tents and camping supplies that are pre-1600. (Me, I'm not that obsessive about it. I'm more into it for the study and curiosity.)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-05-24 08:12 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: dustykat
2006-05-24 09:00 pm (UTC)
Viscount Sir Ambrose and I used to beat on each other regularly. I did an engine swap on his pick up truck back in the day.
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[User Picture]From: furahi
2006-05-24 09:04 pm (UTC)
Very interesting :)
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[User Picture]From: dustykat
2006-05-24 08:04 pm (UTC)
That is my old SCA stomping grounds. I am a former Champion of the Egil's Ithrotir contest. You will have a wonderful time at that event! Say hello to Grainne Gello of Locksley if you see her for me. She will be head of Marshels.

Have fun!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-05-24 08:14 pm (UTC)
Ah, excellent! I do remember that we talked a bit about SCA. (And with your impressive build, I could certainly see how you'd do well as a fighter!)

What is your society name, lest I be sending greetings from "Dusty"?
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[User Picture]From: dustykat
2006-05-24 08:58 pm (UTC)
Ld. Rhun Rolfson....At your service.

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[User Picture]From: ashkitty
2006-05-25 03:31 am (UTC)
I AM bringing a camera, charged up and with large memory card!
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[User Picture]From: ankhorite
2006-05-26 08:24 pm (UTC)
Said it before, I'll say it again: dang, that's a nice coat of arms!
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2006-05-31 04:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, too.
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