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June Crown [Jun. 26th, 2005|08:00 pm]
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This weekend was spent at the SCA June Crown Tournament out in Sacramento. Merriment, relaxation, and only a little over-hotness. The crown tournament is where the succeding royalty is chosen by right of arms.

We're definitely getting more practiced at packing in and out of sites. This was also a relatively open site with decent access roads, which minimized hauling. We camped with some friends we knew through our study of heraldry and costume arts. They had set up a pavilion on the corner of the central field (the "eric"); we hung out there and shared some good meals.

The kingdom flag displayed in the center of the main field. The eric is used for knight combat, jousting, and court seating (not at the same time). I believe the person shown is the Prince of Cynagua.

The royal pavilion (which faces the field and flag shown above).

My lovely wife, Annora, at the event. Pardon the squint; it was a very bright day.

A panorama view of the eric and surrounding tents. (You can just spot the roof of the royal pavilion and the yellow kingdom flag sticking up towards the right-hand end.) This shows probably a third of the tents that were on the site.

BTW kigeni, sorry I didn't meet up with you Sunday morning. Kit wasn't feeling too well so we had to leave a bit earlier than planned. My apologies! Phone/email me and we'll chat.

[User Picture]From: furahi
2005-06-27 04:55 am (UTC)
Sounds lovely, nice pics ^__^
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[User Picture]From: p0lecat
2005-06-27 02:44 pm (UTC)
I was thinking about going but like last year, I had too much to do around the house. Damn, one would think I would go after all I live ony 14.5 miles from the location.
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[User Picture]From: chaoswolf
2005-06-27 04:49 pm (UTC)
Were you able to talk to anyone about possibly running a demo @ FC?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-06-27 07:31 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what sort of demo would be appropriate that I could arrange. I mostly know heralds, so I was talking to them about that sort of thing.
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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2005-06-27 09:23 pm (UTC)
Mythical Beast in Period? Garb for your Furry? Hey, you're already used to working inside a head piece that severly limits your vision, wanna come whack people with sticks too?
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-06-27 10:57 pm (UTC)
There was discussion about a panel on medieval regalia in the social track; I volunteered to talk about the use of animals in heraldry. I will be talking to people to get more info on this.

Garb was discussed. It may be part of the fursuit track panel on clothing over fursuits. Dunno if we want a separate panel on making garb; I'll put it forward.

No to the suggestion of me getting whacked by sticks. Not a fighter. :)

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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2005-06-28 12:12 am (UTC)
But maybe there are furries that want to be, maybe there are fighters (or wannabe fighters) that want to be furries.

By the way, did your king give a good rabble rousing speach justifying invading Grants Pass?
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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2005-06-27 06:43 pm (UTC)
Did you get pictures of the Royalty? Are you going to make us flash cards?
We are going to miss you at A and W War.
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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2005-06-27 07:01 pm (UTC)
Well, Jade of Starfall won the Crown Tourney (again), so recognizing the Prince should be no problem. :)

No flash cards- I was very bad about taking pictures. Now that we're back, I kinda wish we'd taken more, but at the time it just seemed like too much trouble. (Ah, the energy drain of events in the sun!)
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[User Picture]From: witchofnovember
2005-06-27 09:19 pm (UTC)
Well, for this weekend they are predicting low eighties and sunny, maybe we can get pictures then.
I've just put together a seven hour playlist of period music, now all we need are speakers for our bards in boxes.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-06-27 07:30 pm (UTC)
Nope. I reminded Annora several times to go out and get pictures if she wanted them. The pictures we have are because I got out the camera and took some scenery shots.
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[User Picture]From: kit_ping
2005-06-27 08:17 pm (UTC)
Translation: Annora, for some weird reason, insisted on bringing the camera and then refused to touch it. Now she's rueing the lack of pictures and deserves a smack upside the head for it. ;)

I honestly can't tell you why I didn't want to take pictures. I kind of wonder if I was falling ill earlier than I thought; it's the sort of conviction-without-any-actual-thinking that can happen when you're coming down with something.

I will take pictures at War, though. Promise. :)
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[User Picture]From: kigeni
2005-06-27 10:28 pm (UTC)
You fail, Bruce Lee.

I'll see if I can make it to the little randevous in a couple weekends.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2005-06-27 11:15 pm (UTC)

Re: Sanfrid Olafsen at your service

Well, I've just been getting into it for a bit over a year. So I'm still relatively new to it. I've been finding now that some of my friends are also SCAdians... such as yourself. Greetings, Sanfrid Olafsen from Nicodemus Radomirow!
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