Going to Gulf Wars? Beware of I-75 Closure

Greetings unto the Crowns and Noble Populace of the Kingdom of the Middle.9983535_G

For those of you planning your sojourn to Gulf Wars, please choose an alternate other than I-75. I-75 is closed in Tennessee close to the Kentucky border (north and southbound lanes) for the next several weeks due to rock slides.


Master Aylwin Watkyns
Kingdom Seneschal, Meridies


Dave Cooper

We are saddened to note the passing of Dave Cooper, scion of the Cooper family and longtime friend to the SCA and the Pennsic War. Cards and condolences can be sent to Cooper’s Lake Campground at 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057. 

Rest in Peace, Baron Dave.

Bows for Calontir Falcons Fundraiser

How the “Bows for Calontir Falcon Fund” came about.

In March while returning from Gulf Wars, the Brook’s family trailer transporting their precious Calontir birds was lost in a vehicle fire. I saw that Calontir was doing a “Silent Auction” at an event for them, but felt something more needed to be done.

I am from Gleann Abhann. We are celebrating this year our 10th year as a kingdom. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina struck, and basically all our regalia and scrolls were lost. The Knowne World came to our aid with replacements for everything to get us back on our feet. We as a kingdom proclaimed we would not forget the good that was done to us and when others were in need we would return their good in kind. Like many of my fellow scadians, a promise was given. (more…)

Help a university student with a poll

Unto the Good Gentles reading this missive, come hearty greetings and wishes of good health, a full larder, and much prosperity!

My name is Jeff Diaz, known within the Society as Herr Gotfrid von Schwaben, and I am a graduate student at Central Michigan University. As my final project, I am conducting a feasibility study examining the opening of a pottery merchant company within the SCA.

Because you are Gentles contributing within the Society, I invite you to participate in this research study and ask you to complete the attached survey. Please click the following link http://goo.gl/forms/8i4nHM6cPS to access the web-based survey.

The following questionnaire will require approximately five to ten minutes to complete. There is no compensation for responding nor is there any known risk. In order to ensure that all information will remain confidential, please do not include your name. Copies of the project will be provided to my Central Michigan University instructor. If you choose to participate in this project, please answer all questions as honestly as possible. Participation is strictly voluntary and you may discontinue participation at any time.

Thank you for taking the time to assist me in my educational endeavors. The data collected will provide useful information regarding marketing opportunities within various major events hosted by several SCA Kingdoms. Completion of the questionnaire will indicate your willingness to participate in this study. If would like a summary copy of this study, if you require additional information, or if you have questions, please contact me at the number listed below. Please allow for time zone differences, as I currently reside in Hawaii.

If you are not satisfied with the manner in which this study is being conducted, you may report (anonymously if you so choose) any complaints to the MSA Program, 989-774-6525 or 1-800-950-1144, ext. *6525

Ich dien,
Jeffrey M. Diaz
Phone: 808-772-4592