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Barony of Starkhafn
Barony of Starkhafn


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Starkhafn Calendar of Events

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Upcoming Events

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Starkhafn's 2019 event dates (as available) are listed below. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please contact the and or the and .

If you are interested helping with an event that already has an event steward listed, please contact them via the email links listed below, as help is always appreciated.

2019 Events email contacts
Crown & Privy Council - March 23-24, 2019 (Event Stewards: Baroness Isidora Ell'eva and THL Meadhbh inghean mhic Aoidhghein)
- April 12-14, 2019 (Event Steward: Lord Thomas Chisholm)
- July 27, 2019 (Event Steward: Lady Kazetani Kiyotora)
Cèilidh - August 10, 2019 (Event Steward: Muirenn ingen meic Martain)
- September 21, 2019 (Event Steward: Lady Kathryn de Bezier)
- November 16, 2019 (Event Stewards: Baron Fergus O'Fey, Master Antonius Tesel, Sir Ozmund Rus)
- December 14, 2019 (Event Steward: EVENT STEWARD NEEDED)

See the Starkhafn Links page for Event Steward Handbook, forms and information on Event Stewarding.


Collegium of the Desert
Event Opening Date & Time: Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:00am
Site Closing Date & Time: Saturday, July 27, 2019 4:00pm

Want to learn something new? Want to hone your existing skills? Come and join us for a day packed with classes on arts and sciences. There will be classes for beginners through advanced students.

Site Loaction: East Las Vegas Library located at 2851 East Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101. (click for directions) This is a dry site.

Registration information:Adults $15.00, adult members $10.00. Children 17 and under will be the guests of the barony. Please make checks payable to SCA, Inc./ Barony of Starkhafn.

Site opens at 10am. Classes are in session from 10am-4pm on Saturday. The class schedule is listed below, but for last minute updates, please check the Collegium of the Desert Facebook Event page.

Schedule:

10am: Site opens & classes begin

10am-11am:
Bow Maintenance
Inkle Weaving
Patterning for Turkish Grab
Sekanjabins & Variations

11am-12pm:
Making Self Snap Knocks
Making Viking Festoon Chains
Making a Viking Hood

12pm-1pm:
Lunch Break
(Music by Early Music Las Vegas)

1pm-2pm:
Arrow Cresting
Pewter Casting Forks
Fabric Stamping
Making and Using Sugar Paste
Intro to Leatherworking

2pm-3pm:
Designing a Shoot
Pewter Casting Forks (con't)
Fabric Stamping (con't)
Drawing Basic Heraldry
Intro to Leatherworking (con't)

3pm-4pm:
Intro to Leatherworking (con't)

4pm - sites closes

Lunch
Lunch will be cold salads, with iced tea, lemonade, and sekanjabins available to drink. The Barony will be providing a chicken salad, a carrot tahini salad, and a orzo pasta salad(ingredients list will be posted soon) but please bring your own cold salad to share, there will be coolers and ice to keep them in.

Salad ingredient lists! These will be provided by the Barony, and everyone is asked to bring other cold salads to share.

Orzo Pasta Salad - Orzo, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, olive oil, tomatoes, kalamata olives, green onions, basil, parsley, onion, feta cheese

Carrot Tahini Salad - chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, tahini, lemon juice, honey, cayenne, salt, parsley, red onion, craisins, pepper

Orange Chicken Salad - rotisserie chicken(label will be available), olive oil light mayonnaise, mandarin oranges

Event Steward: Questions or comments?
Please contact the event stewards Lady Kazetani Kiyotora & Lord Kazetani Tarou Noritatsu at of the Desert


Starkhafn Cèilidh
Event Opening Date & Time: Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:00am
Site Closing Date & Time: Saturday, August 10, 2019 4:00pm

Site Loaction: East Las Vegas Library located at 2851 East Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, NV 89101. (click for directions) This is a dry site.

Registration information:
Adults, $10.00. Adult members, $5.00. Children 17 and under are guests of the barony. We do ask that all parents please come and sign the appropriate forms at gate. Please make checks payable to SCA, Inc./Barony of Starkhafn.

The Celtic muses of both our ‘Games and Dance’ event and our ‘Feast and Song’ event have seen fit to join forces and give birth to a day for celebration in each of these artistic areas. Thus is born the Starkhafn Cèilidh (kay-lee). The event will include a variety of indoor games and activities including period games and dancing to live music performed by Early Music Las Vegas. Join us for this craic-filled day on August 10th from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

There will be a mustache contest as a fund raiser for the Baronial General fund. There are 4 categories: real, fake, youth (10 and under), and adult (11 and older). The cost to enter the contest is $3.00. Votes for your favorite moustache are $1.00 each, or 6 for $5.00. Vote early and vote often! The judge is open to all forms of bribery.

Baroness Gyda has offered a second life for use at monthly tournaments to any fighter who shares their bardic talents or participates in dance.

Lunch:
Dame Muirenn ingen meic Martain will redact Irish recipes from around 1666 from the kitchens of Birr Castle. The menu will include: lamb stew, shepherd’s pie, rolls and butter; cabbage and onions and apples; potato pie, marrow pudding, an Oleo, and desserts!

Schedule:
10:00am: Gate Opens
Fun stuff
1:00pm: Break for Lunch
Fun stuff
4:00pm: Site Closes

Event Steward: Questions or comments?
Please contact the event steward Dame Muirenn ingen meic Martain at


Starkhafn Althingi
Event Opening Date & Time: Saturday, September 21, 2019 TBA
Site Closing Date & Time: Saturday, September 21, 2019 TBA

EVENT DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Event Steward: Questions or comments?
Please contact the event steward Lady Katherine de Bezier at


Practicum of War
Event Opening Date & Time: Saturday, November 16, 2019 TBA
Site Closing Date & Time: Saturday, November 16, 2019 TBA

Site Loaction: Veterans' Memorial Park Soccer Fields located at 1650 Buchanan Blvd, Boulder City, NV 89005. (click for directions)

Please note this site does not allow staking! EVENT DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

Event Steward: Questions or comments?
Please contact the event stewards Baron Fergus O'Fey and Sir Cináed Ciabach at



Monthly Meetings & Practices

Populace / Officer Meeting
Populace/Officer meeting will begin at 6:00pm.
Beginning March 16, 2017, Populace/Officer meetings are moving to the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Monthly combined Populace/Officer meetings take place the third Thursday of each month (unless otherwise noted on the Baronial Calendar) at
Nevada State Museum at Springs Preserve, 333 South Valley View Boulevard, Las Vegas NV 89107 (click for map).
For the latest updates or changes to meetings, see the Barony of Starkhafn (Official) Facebook group.

Martial Arts Practices
As well as official practices, from time to time fighters may get together to share their knowledge in the fighting arts, these unofficial gatherings are not listed on the Baronial calendar but you can find out more on the Un-Official Baronial Facebook group.

Archery Practice
Archery practice takes place on Saturdays (unless otherwise noted on the Baronial Calendar) at the Whitney Mesa Recreation Area Archery Range at 1575 Galleria Drive, Henderson, Nevada 89014). The range and parking for the range is located behind the Whitney Mesa Recreation Center building.
Saturday practice: 10:00am -12:30pm.
For the latest updates on practice times and locations see the Starkhafn Archers Facebook group.

Fighter Practice (Rapier & Armoured)
Weekly fighter practice takes place each Sunday (unless otherwise noted on the Baronial Calendar) at Lorenzi Park next to the old museum/upper parking lot (click for map).
This practice time includes practice for "Heavy"/Armoured Combat (10:00am), Rapier (9:00am) and Combat Archery (no current official Combat Archery practice).
Once monthly, a tournament is held at this same location.
An additional practice, on Wednesday nights begins at 6pm at the same location.
Rapier practice: 8:00am (Summer hours)
Sunday Armoured practice: 10:00am.
Wednesday Rapier and Armoured practice: 5:30pm (Rapier Summer Hours) 6:00pm/7:00pm
For the latest updates on practice times and locations see the Starkhafn Levy Facebook group.

Rapier Practice
Weekly rapier practice takes place each Sunday at 9:00am (unless otherwise noted on the Baronial Calendar) at Lorenzi Park next to the old museum/upper parking lot (click for map).
Once monthly, a tournament is held at this same location.
An additional practice, on Wednesday nights begin at 6:00pm at the same location.
Sunday practice: 8:00am (Summer Hours)
Wednesday practice: 5:30pm (Summer Hours)
For the latest updates on practice times and locations see the Starkhafn School of Fence Facebook group.

Arts & Sciences
Starkhafn artisans participate in a variety of projects, classes & topics every Tuesday night. Meetings are weekly on Tuesday nights. The focus for each A&S night is different and held at a different location. Please check the Baronial calendar (above) for dates, times and topics.

As most Arts & Sciences and Guild meetings are held at members' private residences, the addresses and/or directions will not be listed on this website. Please post a request for that information to one (or more) of the following linked groups. Any last minute changes to meetings will be posted to these groups. The Starkhafn Arts & Sciences (Unofficial), the Un-Official Barony of Starkhafn, Barony of Starkhafn (Official) Facebook group, or the Starkhafn Yahoo! Group.

Guilds

Bardic Guild
Bardic Guild meetings are not currently scheduled, see the
Baronial Calendar of Events for dates and times. Contact the guild for more information.
For the latest updates or changes to meetings, see the Starkhafn Skalds.

Most Excellent Brewers Guild of Starkhafn
Monthly guild meetings take place on the fourth Sunday at 3:30pm, see the Baronial Calendar of Events for dates and times. Contact the guild for more information.
For the latest updates or changes to meetings, see the The Most Excellent Brewers Guild Of Starkhafn (Unofficial).

Gilded Spoon (Cook's Guild)
Monthly cooking guild meetings take place on the third Sunday (unless otherwise noted on the Baronial Calendar of Events). Contact the for more information.

Scriptorium
Weekly guild meetings take place on Wednesday, see the Baronial Calendar of Events for dates and times. Contact the guild for more information.
For the latest updates or changes to meetings, see the Starkhafn Scriptorium.

The following guilds are currently not active.

Clothiers' Guild
All things costumey. Although this particular guild isn't "active", the Starkhafn Arts & Sciences (Unofficial) group is very active.

Confusion's Masterpiece
All things dramatic (theatre).

Equestrian Guild
All things horsey.

Fiber Arts Guild
All things fibery. Although this particular guild isn't "active", the Starkhafn Arts & Sciences (Unofficial) group is very active.

Potters' Guild
All things clay and fire.

Woodworkers' Guild
All things woody.

If you don't see a guild of your interest listed here or if a guild you are interested in is listed as not active, contact the minister for more information.



Kingdom of Caid Wars

These are the wars that take place in the Kingdom of Caid.

Interkingdom Wars

These are the largest (interkingdom) wars that take place in the SCA. Most last a week or more. Participants travel from many different kingdoms to attend.

  • Estrella War (takes place in February, in the Kingdom of Atenveldt)
  • Gulf Wars (takes place in March, in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann)
  • Lilies War (takes place in June, in the Kingdom of Calontir)
  • Pennsic War (takes place in July/August, in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc)
  • Battlemoor (takes place in August/September, in the Kingdom of the Outlands)
  • Great Western War (takes place October, in the Kingdom of Caid)

Known World Symposiums and Academies

These events promote education and research in specific fields. They draw SCA participants from across the known world.



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