Welcome to the Barony of the Western SeasA Barony of the Kingdom Caid
of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
Their Excellencies of the Barony
Baron Claudius Brutus di Bartolomeo
Baroness Duibheasa ingen ui hÉalaighthe
Palatine Baron and Baroness of Western Seas
November 2015 - 2016
Visit the calendar page for information on these and other events throughout the Barony!
Royals Visit During Springtime FaireNinth day of March in the year 2016 | A.S L
Their Royal Majesties of Caid, Conrad and A'isha with their daughter the Royal Princess, spent a day of merriment and celebration with the Barony and its populace during the Springtime Faire. Although off to a late start, the event was fun with Dame Uta Blackthorne visiting to educate those interested in Archery. A complete story and photographs will be had in the next issue of The Runestone, coming on April 25th.
King Wins Deed, Passes to BaronTwelfth day of October in the year 2015 | A.S L
The Siege of Bards Keep was a glorious event held at the Nimitz Beach Pard of Kalaeloa (instead of White Plains event area) with many activities for all of the populace. From hurtling munitions (water balloons) to valiant archery (on "horseback"!), everyone enjoyed a full day of contests, sport and revelry. Alas, the champions of Bards Keep did not win out the day, but you can read more about this and the rest of the activities in the latest issue of The Runestone, now available on this site.
Arts & Sciences Baronial Tournament, 2015Twentyfifth day of October in the year 2015 | A.S L
It was a very difficult time for the judges of the A&S Baronial this year as all entries submitted were of top-notch quality. Great care was taken to ensure that judging was fair and as blind as possible. For the most part, the judges did not know who submitted what - although it was rather obvious in the case of the enjoyable, live performances.
-- The Honorable Lord William Walworth de Durham competing in honor of his Lady, Una Logan
-- The Honorable Lady Una Logan competing in honor of her Lord, William Walworth de Durham
-- Baron Claudius Brutus di Bartolomeo competing in honor of The Honorable Lady Duibheasa ingen ui hÉalaighthe
The scoring was done in three rounds, which was very close! Overall, Claudius di Bartolomeo won the Baronial with a final score of 275 out of possible 300. Congratulations to our new Baron Claudius and Baroness Duibheasa!
A full telling of the event, with images and more, will be presented in the next edition of The Runestone.
Runestone Wins AwardsTwelfth day of October in the year 2015 | A.S L
Our Barony newsletter, The Runestone, wins three categories in a Society wide competition for excellence in newsletters, The William Blackfox Awards; including the grand winner of the award for best overall newsletter! Congratulations to our Chronicler, Lady Viviana of Peridot Isle for her accomplishment!
The William Blackfox Awards is a world-wide SCA contest open to all Kingdoms. The Runestone of the Barony of Western Seas was entered to represent the Kingdom of Caid in this competition.
Best Overall Newsletter
Winner: Caid, The Runestone, Barony of Western Seas
Chronicler: Lady Viviana of Peridot Isle
Best Regular Feature
Winner: Caid, Cooking with Claudius
Author: Claudius di Bartolomeo
Best Poetry or Short Fiction
Winner: Caid, A Wanderer in Rags
Author: Lord Riley Frost
Slider Image Notes
--Photo credit L.Z. Mitch circa 1999. Demonstration at the Honolulu Academy of Arts in Honolulu, Hawaii.
--Photo credit H. Jacobson circa 2008. The Castle North Grand Prize, Happiness is a Greek Tragedy. Event date June 20 - 22, 2008.
--Photo credit L & C Whitesell circa 2009. Twelfth Night celebration held at Davies Hall of Saint Andrews Cathedral.
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