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Unto the generous and good populace of the Outlands do Bela and Anna, King and Queen, send warmest greetings!

As We return with Our victorious army from the glorious fields of Estrella, We are mindful of all of the wonderful Outlanders who helped make Estrella the best event possible. To all of you who traveled with Us and shared Outlands hospitality with the known world, to every marshal, water bearer, artisan, musician, archer, fighter, list mistress, herald, and especially everyone who volunteered at gate or security - thank you so much! You have given Us the greatest gift we could ever receive. You have all made us so proud to be your Crown.

As the seasons change, We turn our sights towards finding Our Heirs. To all warriors and consorts, We charge you to conduct yourselves in all ways with courteous grace and chivalrous virtue. Remember always that your honor is worth more than any victory. Bring your best, fight hard, and bring glory to the Outlands. 

In service to the Outlands We remain,
Bela-King            Anna-Queen

Seeking Letters of Intent for the Office of Kingdom ChroniclerThe Deadline Approaches - February 1st, 2016

The Kingdom Chronicler is above all responsible for the kingdom’s newsletter, The Outlandish Herald. With the recent transition to digital access, the Chronicler position also requires a technically savvy person. Owning of and experience with a computer is vital. A reliable internet connection is also mandatory. To see the full list of requirements of the position, see Society Chronicler Policies here: Additional duties also required of the Kingdom Chronicler for the Outlands include managing newly-created The Stag’s Call. The Stag’s Call ( is the new kingdom blog that can allow the Kingdom Chronicler greater range for communication. It has fantastic potential and deserves a proactive, engaged Chronicler to see it into its sophomore year. To submit a letter of interest for this incredibly vital kingdom position, submit to Their Royal Majesties, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; the Kingdom Seneschal, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; and the Kingdom Chronicler (that’s me), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than February 1, 2016. If selected as a candidate, you’ll have the opportunity to try your hand at building an “OH” and be filled in on further details. I Remain Forever In Service to the Outlands, Dairine inghean Ghriogair, OP

Greetings, Populace of the Outlands! Due to the amount of snow on the ground in Aztec, NM and the predicted temperatures coming our way this weekend, it has been decided that War Practice will be moved INDOORS to the arena at McGee Park on Sunday, January 17th, from 10-3. The site for 12th Night Feast on Saturday remains the same. Please help to spread the word!

McGee Park

41 Rd 5568

Farmington, NM 87401

Directions from the north:

Take US-550 to Aztec, NM. At the stoplight with Main St, continue west on HWY 516. Turn left onto Road 350. Drive approximately 7.5 miles and cross US-64 and continue onto Road 5500. McGee Park will be on the right behind the SunRay Park & Casino.

Directions from the south:

Take US-550 to Bloomfield, NM. Turn left onto US-64. Turn left onto Road 5500. McGee Park will be on the right behind the SunRay Park & Casino.
We are pleased to let you know that the January 2016 Kingdom Newsletters are now available to all current Sustaining and International members for your review.

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Site opens at 9:00
Morning Court 10:00

Chivalry Circle at 10:45am
Pelican Circle at 11:30am

Laurel Circle at 12:45pm
Defense Circle at 1:30pm

4:30 Evening Court
Feast to begin following Court (approximately 6pm)

Master Bela's Spear Tourney to begin following the conclusion of the Chivalry Circle, at 11:30

Sunday War Practice;

08:00: set up

09:00: Pancake Breakfast Begins

10:00: General warm up

10:30: War practice begins
- Open field battles, best 2 of 3
- Town battle, 20 min res for 5 control points. Points taken every 5 mins.
- Double Bridge, 2 fights last man standing or 50% control after 15 mins.
- Break
- Woods, 6 foot and under, 30 min res then last man or until both control points are captured.
- Castle door, fastest capture of 2 battles; attackers-unlimited res, defenders- no res.
- Full Field Battle, 2 bridges and castle. Limited res at 5, 10, 15, and 20 mins. 3 control points. If no clear leader after 20 mins, fight to last man.

01:00: Official practice ends

- Helga Ball practice for interested persons
The position for the third, at-large, deputy for the Kingdom Ministry of Arts and Sciences will be focused on logistics for A&S classes and demonstrations at Battlemoor, working closely with the Battlemoor A&S class coordinator, the Artisans' Lane coordinator, and the KAOS tea coordinator.  If you are interested in serving the Kingdom Ministry in this capacity, please submit a letter of intent to Mistress Maimuna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 29 February 2016.
The Emergency Deputy Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences is expected to perform many of the administrative jobs for the Ministry.  The incumbent is also expected to be prepared to fill in on an emergency basis if the KMoAS is unable to serve in an official capacity.  The administrative job tasks include the compilation of the quarterly report that is submitted to the Society Minister of Arts and Sciences and to the Crown and the Kingdom Seneschal; the updating of the rosters for past Kingdom A&S Champions and for past Windhover Bards; and the maintenance of Kingdom-wide lists of judges with preferred categories/divisions (for the Competition) and of teachers with preferred classes (for the Collegium).  If you are interested in serving the Kingdom Ministry in this capacity, please submit a letter of intent to Mistress Maimuna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by January 31, 2016.

Thank You, My Outlands

Beloved People of The Outlands,

As Our reign draws to a close, I often pause to reflect on Our journey. This experience has been one of the most brilliantly transformative of Our lives and has made Us both stronger, more confident people in all of the roles We play. The generosity and devotion of the good peoples of the Outlands have given Us an eight-month fairytale dream come true. I wish to thank you all for giving Us this reign.

I personally have grown so tremendously over these past eight months that I hardly recognize myself. In this space of time, I have gone from a wide-eyed newcomer who received her Award of Arms the day she became Crown Princess, to a Queen who stands up confidently among any crowd. Thanks to the good gentles of the Outlands who have believed in Me, I have become the woman I never dared to believe I could be.

This time on the Stag Throne has taught me that my heart is big enough to love and embrace the Kingdom as her people’s mother. I have learned that if I merely relax into the warm love of our people, my welfare and heart will want for nothing. Our people are kind, generous, and protective of those we hold dear, and I have been the fortunate recipient of that devotion.

By allowing me to love you, and loving me in return, you have helped me develop the best parts of myself. We all do that for each other in this society. In accepting and loving each other, we all are mutually encouraged to become the best versions of ourselves. It is my firm belief that by creating community and devoting ourselves to caring for friends and family within that community, we are accomplishing one of the most important things we can do in our lives.

As Queen, I have seen the large and varied community of the Outlands from a bird’s eye view. I am able to trace the latticework of relationships that overlay hundreds of mundane miles and bridge wide cultural divides. It is a joy to witness our diverse peoples come together for the common purposes of a shared dream.

In this society we are all working to develop ourselves in new positive directions. We strive to become more selfless and generous in our service; more patient and diligent in our artistic endeavors; and more brave, gracious, and equitable in every confrontation. We help and guide each other along this path, and we offer each other kind encouragement when we see a friend falter. As a community we evolve together, continually striving to better ourselves and all develop our “peer-like qualities.”

I have learned the true value of friendship, in having to rely so completely on so many people to coordinate, facilitate, and serve our every activity. I wish to first thank all of the members of Our household who went above and beyond their required duties to serve His Majesty, Me, and The Dream with their countless hours of service. Somewhere in the midst of these thousands of hours we have spent together, we have knitted ourselves together into a family who laugh and cry together and hold each other up in times of strain. You are all my family for life and I love you with my whole heart.

To all of those who organized and staffed the events of the Outlands the past six months, I thank you. We have been incredibly fortunate to attend and host the events that our Baronies and Shires have coordinated so conscientiously. We have enjoyed ourselves immensely and are proud to share our kingdom’s hospitality with visitors and friends.

I wish to thank the artisans of the Outlands, who donated so much of themselves through their time and talent. We have received many bountiful baskets of largess donated through Our Baronies and Shires – many full of anonymous gifts. We have also received special gifts for foreign royalty and beautiful donations for honored gentles. The library of scrolls alone that our Kingdom’s scribes have produced for this reign would put any medieval monk to shame.

His Majesty, Our children, and I have also received amazing personal gifts as well, thoughtful works of art and craftsmanship that bring tears to my eyes. For all of you who donated to Kingdom largess this reign, I extend my most heartfelt thanks. You have made me a generous Queen who showers Our people and those from foreign lands with the handmade treasures of Our artisans. Thank you so much for making so many delighted recipients happy with your handmade gifts.

I wish to thank all of the fighters who fight strong on the fields of tourney and battle, for the glory of the Outlands. When you salute me, I am humbled by your sincerity, and honored by the chivalry with which you face your opponents. All of you fine men and women make Us proud when you fiercely represent Our stag in battle and defend Our beloved Kingdom with all of your hearts. Thank you for your devotion.

I would like to specifically thank all of the tailors, cobblers, and jewelers who have donated countless hours, cramped fingers, and stiff backs to the cause of making the Crown of the Outlands strikingly well-attired. In this society, we transport mundane spaces into far-away lands with our garb. Without these talented and generous gentles, I would be an average adult woman in jeans. These artisans are to thank for creating the beautiful aesthetic of Our reign and making Our Dream shine.

I would also like to thank all of the children and those young at heart in our Kingdom, who have kept My dream alive in their sparkling eyes. To see awe and wonderment in the eyes of a child is perhaps the best gift a queen can receive. I have been shamelessly greedy with hugs from your children this reign and don’t plan to stop. I only hope that Countess Kathryn gets to continue these relationships with your children and be the recipient of this joyful energy. Our children have likewise been accepted by the Outlands’ good gentles and have enjoyed this reign tremendously. Thank you to all of the children who make this game magical for the rest of us.

And lastly I would personally like to thank my King for giving me this opportunity to experience this fairy-tale journey with him. I have learned how Our strengths are different and absolutely complementary and that together We are two halves of a whole. To grow alongside my strong and handsome husband in this endeavor has been an experience I will treasure for the rest of my life.

Your Devoted Queen,


Your Full-Color Art on the January 2016 Outlandish Herald

Each January, The Outlandish Herald is proud to publish a full-color cover created by a talented Outlander. Is that talented artist YOU?>Artwork can be digital or hand-drawn, but either choice must be camera-ready. Dimensions should be optimized for a protrait cover, 8 x 7. The SCA's contracted printer will optimize color to make your work look its best.

For further details, or to submit your work, email the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading "January 2016 Cover Contest":

  • SCA Name and Title
  • Mundane (legal) name
  • preferred contact email and phone number

Please be sure to SIGN YOUR ARTWORK!

If I had to choose a single value upon which the backbone of our society is built, I would most certainly say that value is chivalry. And though this ideal is often difficult to describe, it is a quality that we can all identify when we see it. For me, chivalry is an inner sense of honor directing us to identify the right and honorable action to take, and the strength of will to take that action when it is difficult to do so.

Often we identify chivalrous acts in those who give up an advantage to an opponent, those who endure personal discomfort or hardship for the protection and care of ladies or people in need of help, or those who take-on arduous tasks for Crown and Kingdom. At the root of these acts is that intangible personal quality of chivalry that engenders a strong and true sense of trust in those who hold themselves to this high standard.

Although I have witnessed chivalrous acts by many of our good gentles, and I look to all of the peerages for examples of chivalry, as Queen of The Outlands, one of the most powerful experiences I have had is to sit among The King’s Knights in the Chivalry Circle. Surrounded by men and women who have been elevated as Knights for their excellent martial prowess, exemplary chivalric behavior, and intense fealty to The Crown, I feel safer and more treasured than I could have ever imagined possible. And this experience extends beyond the circle to any time I need help from a Knight of The Outlands. I trust that the right thing will be done because uncompromising chivalry is the standard they hold themselves and each other to, and because any unchivalrous behavior in their ranks will be quickly checked and corrected. When I am dealing with a Knight of The Outlands, I know that I will be treated with honor and respect.

It also gives me solace knowing that the leadership of our Kingdom is decided by right of arms, among those who either belong to The Order of The Chivalry, or aspire to do so. If The Outlands is headed by a King who truly holds himself to chivalrous standards, I feel safe, honored, and respected as I serve the Crown and walk the lands of this fine Kingdom. If our King is guided by his chivalrous ideals to do the right thing when it is difficult or unpopular, I know that our Kingdom is in good hands.

And yet it is not only Knights and Kings who can be chivalrous. It is my belief that we each possess a moral compass that directs us toward right and away from wrong. What is more difficult, though, is the strength of constitution we need to take the often difficult or humbling steps and do what we know is right. The chivalrous deed might be to volunteer for a difficult Baronial job knowing that nobody else has the emotional resources to do it. It could also mean compromising with an adversary in order to maintain peace. Chivalry is seen in the servers who eat last at feast and in the autocrats who equip privies with night lights.

I am proud to say that chivalry lives strong among ALL the people of The Outlands. If a tent needs set-up in the rain, there are always Outlanders willing to risk a cold and help until the job is done. A lost child is immediately helped by a dozen adults; diverse factions regularly come together for Kingdom projects; and personal egos are set aside for the good of the larger cause. Our children, our aged, and those in-between are safe and respected within our Kingdom as long as we hold ourselves and each other to this high standard.

I encourage all of Our good people to take-up the challenge of The Chivalry. Like the Knights of The Outlands, we can all look inside ourselves for honor and strength, and draw upon this to step forward and do what is right and good. Our Kingdom will be strengthened by your virtue.

Your Devoted Queen,


The November Outlandish Herald is ready for download!

Find it here!

Serving the Outlands

I have recently been reflecting on what it means to serve our mighty Kingdom of The Outlands and the beautiful benefits we receive back from Her in return.

When I ask myself what draws us together to combine our diverse efforts and pursue our common purpose, I think of the virtues that our beloved Kingdom represents. When we swear fealty to the Crown, we give ourselves over to our ideal Kingdom of The Outlands whose values shine true, and whose leaders protect and reward Her good people for their talents. When we devote our efforts to serving the Crown, we receive in return a sense of belonging and a precise position within Her folds. She brings meaning to the hours of labor and creativity that we devote to making Her stronger, more esteemed, and more beautiful. We all want our Outlands to shine brightly and light Her lands all the way from the Citadel of the Southern Pass to the Shire of Plattefordham and all places in between.

When I first arrived in these current middle ages, I struggled to find my place. Then my handsome King made me Queen and I was gifted with one of the most esteemed and public roles in our kingdom. I now serve The Outlands as Her Queen, and as such it is my duty and pleasure to be the loving mother to Our people.

I have found that every outward gesture I offer in service to the Outlands and Our people is returned tenfold. As I have embraced the people of The Outlands, I have been rewarded with an ever-expanding web of love and acceptance. I have also developed greater personal strength in tandem with the weight of the responsibilities that have come to rest on my shoulders. And I have gained a deeper trust and pride in my beloved partner and husband who has now also become my King. The more I serve My Kingdom, the more I am able to live my dream.

I encourage each of you to embrace your own service to these mighty Outlands. What do you contribute, and what do you receive back in return for your devoted efforts? A sense of belonging? Deep and enriching friendships? Greater artistic talent? Increased leadership or organization skills? I challenge you to develop your service in ways that not only enhance the beauty and strength of our mighty Outlands and Her people, but also contribute to your own personal growth.

We shall have need of such good people as you.

StagsCon is This Saturday!

For the latest information, plus a current schedule, click here.

Creating Ourselves in the SCA

Greetings unto the Populace of these Mighty Outlands,

As I write this I am still your Crown Princess, and am eagerly preparing for Coronation in a few days – yet by the time this is published, I will be your Queen. This is intended to be the first of five monthly diary entries that I wish to share with you throughout My reign in order to let you into My thoughts and share some of My experiences with you. I hope these publications find each of you healthy and fully enjoying these Current Middle Ages. I also hope that these diary entries cause you to pause and re-examine your own experience and understanding of the SCA.

In mundane times of yore I earned my full academic regalia via a Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology by studying the American belly dance phenomenon. What interests me most about the belly dance community is the way each woman is encouraged to create an ideal version of herself – a persona – and a stage name. She then costumes herself as that exotic person, performs to an audience, and is celebrated as a beautiful dancer by her fellow belly dancers. I have found that the sense of community created through this process does amazing things to the self-confidence and wellbeing of the women who belly dance. The community created by these women with and for each other is strong and allows each dancer to develop into her own ideal version of herself.

To me the SCA seems to empower us all in a similar way. As soon as each of us began playing this game, we were encouraged to imagine ourselves from any place and time before 1600 A.D.. We were helped to name ourselves and develop a personal device proclaiming ourselves to the world; and we have all spent countless hours clothing ourselves in our best approximation of the person we wish to become.

This Society is based on earned equality – where we are all given the opportunity to achieve recognition and advancement based on the skills and character traits we develop to better ourselves. We are rewarded for pursuing our own talents and interests, and for helping our neighbors do the same.

Many of us came to the SCA from the awkward margins of society. Growing up we were the bookish introverts, the nonconformists, the square pegs in amongst the “normal” kids. As adults we have yearned to escape a society in which so many of our coworkers cannot even imagine who they want to become – much less take the steps to become them. We each made our way here to find each other, and we have agreed to construct a haven in which to explore and improve ourselves amongst likeminded friends.

So with this all in perspective, I am incredibly excited as We approach Our coronation this week. I look forward to helping create an ideal day for The Outlands to experience together, and I am very excited to look out and see the people who are living in that moment with me. But most of all I look forward to My beloved husband – the King of The Outlands – putting the crown on My head and kissing Me. And that’s because in My ideal world, there is most certainly a handsome king... and lots of kissing!

al-Barran Champions Site Address Correction

101 Doc Holiday Rd, Edgewood, NM 87015
Directions to Site:
Best route to I-40 Exit 175 (Tijeras).
Head south on 337 for 11.6 miles.
Turn left (East) on 217 for 2.2 miles.
Turn left (East) on Velvet Drive for .9 miles.
Turn right (South East) on Sundance Kid Rd for .4 miles.
Turn left (North) onto Doc Holiday Rd (gravel road) to enter site

I am sure you have all seen the growing wildfires in the western portion of the county. We are getting reports from the Kingdom Disaster Relief Coordinators in that area, and are keeping an eye out for issues. Currently we have reports that we do have SCA members who have lost their homes. Please stay tuned for ways we can help.

In our own beloved Kingdom, we have a couple of small wildfires, with no members affected.
Most of the Kingdom is under an EXTREME fire danger alert. Dry, hot, windy conditions are the culprit, with an abundance of undergrowth from the wet spring. We have been relatively fire free this season, but our secondary fire season has just begun.

Now might be a good time to put some mitigation practices in place, if you have not already done so. Here is a link to help you get started:

Keep an eye on the Kingdom pages, both official and unofficial for more updates as the situation develops.

Isabel Benet
Outlands DRC
Their Royal Majesties, Tam and Kathryn, invite one and all to witness the Coronation of Their Heirs, Bela and Anna, as the successors to The Stag Throne.

Join us on Saturday, November 14th for a day full of friendship, merriment, tournaments and a catered feast fit for a King!
Please bring your feast gear and drinking vessel and let the Barony of Fontaine Dans Sable do the rest.
There are limited feasts available, so please send an email to The Honorable Lady Isabella di Francesco Ambrosini This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make your reservations soon!

Stay with us on Sunday, November 15th for Fontaine’s Toy Box!
· Stay Tuned! Event information is forth coming!

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Pinion Hills Community Church
5101 N Dustin Ave.
Farmington, NM 87401
*Site is dry*
*no dogs allowed*
*Smoking permitted in the parking lot only*
Site Opens: 9:00am
Site Closes: 8:00pm
Site Fee:
Adult Site: $10; Adult Feast: $15
Children (ages 6-12) Site: $5; Children Feast: $10
Children (under age 5): Free
Family Cap: $80
$5 NMS
Make checks payable to “SCA, Inc. – Barony of Fontaine dans Sable”


House Salad
Fettuccini Alfredo
Grilled Chicken
Herb Roasted Pork Loin & Potatoes
Roasted Vegetables

More information will be posted in the coming days… stay tuned!

StagsCon, the Outlands' premier event for all officers (kingdom and local) and folks who are interested in the inner workings of this great game we all play, is coming upon us very quickly! October 10th is the big day! The event is being held at Dane Smith Hall on the UNM campus in Albuquerque. The links to the event is below...

If you are needing crash space in our Barony of al-Barran, please contact me, Cerydwen de Gyrlyngton, privately at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and give me any special needs you may have to make your stay enjoyable.

Please cross post this information to all the lists/groups that you deem would benefit from this information. Thank you and see you soon!!

In service... THL Cerydwen de Gyrlyngton

Greetings from Sir Lavan Longwalker, Kingdom Seneschal.

I have noticed, since Crown Tournament, somewhat of a loss of understanding in the use of the correct title for the Crown Prince and Crown Princess. The Outlands Crown Prince and Crown Princess are titled “Your Royal Highness.” Too often I have heard “Your Highness.” This is the title for a Prince (one that serves the Crown ruling a Principality), not a Crown Prince (heir to the Throne of a Kingdom). For example: The Prince of the Mists of The West Kingdom would be “Your Highness” the Crown Prince of the Outlands should be “Your Royal Highness.” For the future, I ask all to remember this for our future Crown Prince and Crown Princess.

I am proud to announce that Baroness Somisawhel de Sousa will be taking the reins of Kingdom Seneschal at Coronation. She has served this past year as Southern Deputy Seneschal and will do a great job serving the Kingdom as a whole. I wish her well in this humbling endeavor.

I also wish to give thanks to those who have served with me as a kingdom officer and group officer. Their efforts have made the Kingdom what it is today, and their service helped set the tone for the future of this wonderful Kingdom. Thank you for your service to the Outlands!

I want to especially thank the Kingdom Seneschal Team: Duke Bela Kos, Jarl Gunwaldt Gullbjorn and Baroness Somisawhel de Sousa. Their excellent support, guidance and steadfast work made my job so much easier. I am proud to have served with these individuals as part of a team whose goal was to help make the Kingdom a better place. This teamwork made serving the Outlands a true joy!

With that, I bid you all enjoy these coming days of Fall and, as always, be safe.

Your official kingdom newsletter, The Outlandish Herald, is now ready for download for "blue-carded" members of the SCA. Click HERE to download!
Greetings Unto All-

Their Royal Majesties wish it to be known that they conducted the following business at Pennsic War:

THL Umamah Bint Zayd Al-Andalusiyyah was made, my Grant of Arms, a Flower of the Outlands. Huzzah!!!

Master Angus Reid MacFarlane was offered admittance into the Order of Defense and will give his answer at Warders of the Western Gate in the Barony of Fontaine dans Sable.

Thus concludes Their Royal Majesties' court business at Pennsic War.

As always, any mistakes found are solely the fault of this herald and in no way reflect upon Their Royal Majesties.

In Service to the Crown,


Blue Iris Herald
The Outlands' Premier event is nearly here - September 2-7, 2015! For the latest schedules and information, click here! We can't wait to see you!
Barony of al-Barran
Saturday October 10, 2015
Dane Smith Hall, University of New Mexico
601 Yale Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Event Steward: Adam Stedefast (Adam Hathaway)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 505-553-9081

Site Fee: Free
Make checks payable to "SCA Inc - Barony of al-Barran"
Site is Dry

All members of the populace are invited to attend StagCon: The Premier Service Event of the Outlands. For nearly two decades, StagsCon serves as the Kingdom of the Outlands service and training collegium, open to all who wish to learn the ways of service. In addition to sessions for officers, there will also be training and sessions on other aspects of service.

To start the day, breakfast will be served, consisting of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, hard boiled eggs, fruit, cheese, muffins, biscotti, breads and spreads. Lunch will be sandwich and wrap fixings, veggie quiche, green salad, pasta salad, hummus and veggies, fruit, desserts, remaining breakfast items, coffee, tea and lemonade.

Included in the Saturday sessions will be a Tournament Practicum to teach marshaling, heralding and listing using an actual tournament and in a safe learning environment. All fighters are invited as well as any wishing to learn and receive more practice marshaling, heralding and listing.

On Sunday, His Excellency Sir Gregor von Munchhaussen will be hosting a War Practicum during war practice to train marshals for war. Many non-fighting marshals are needed for Estrella War. Come and learn how you can support the war effort by marshaling.

Your StagsCon coordinators are:
Event Steward Master Adam Stedefast This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Schedule Coordinators Sir Lavan Longwalker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Baroness Somisawhel de Sousa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Site Manager Master Ryan de Caergybi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gate Coordinator THL Melodia Shaw This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Webminister and Gatebook THL Marc Antoine de la Rue This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Food Coordinators Countess Monika von Zell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mistress Cailte Caitchairn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Crash Space Coordinator THL Ceridwen de Gyrlyngton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Site Tokens Mistress Mari Sol de Leon This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sunday War Practicum Sir Gregor von Münchhausen This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information and to register, please visit Even though there is no charge for this event, your registration allows us to plan more accurately for food and other incidentals.
Also please visit our Facebook page at and click “going”

From I-25, take the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. exit No.224 B. From the North, turn left; From the South, turn right. Cross Lomas Blvd and enter the University of New Mexico. Turn Left onto Redondo. At the Corner of Redondo and Las Lomas is available parking. Parking is free on the UNM campus and open to the public on weekends. Park in lettered spaces only. Do not park in reserved spaces. From parking walk East to Dane Smith Hall.
Greetings Good People of The Outlands,

His Royal Majesty and I have just returned from Pennsic, and We had a wonderful time. Being able to see the breadth of the Known World—brought together to fight, to share, to shop, and to revel—was absolutely unbelievable. There are high points I would like to share with you, but underlying all of these experiences I developed a much deeper-felt pride in our beloved Outlands. I found that it is only in comparison to other Kingdoms that we are able to more clearly understand and take pride in who we are. By seeing ourselves beside these sister Kingdoms, we come to love what unites us all as well as what sets us apart from them. The Outlands raises her people to be strong-willed, incredibly generous, a bit irreverent, and fiercely brave. Our heavy fighters are small-unit spear gods who can wrap the end of any enemy line, and our rapier fighters inflict fierce casualties as they work in tight, cohesive units. We have beautifully-skilled artisans, first-rate archers, and courageous fighters. But as Outlanders I believe that we’re all of these things... and we’re cool too.

Apart from briefly attending Estrella War several years ago, I have never been to a foreign war, so to be given the opportunity to represent our Kingdom in the largest war in the Known World was incredibly exciting... and intimidating. When I arrived at Pennsic, I was given a schedule of high-importance events that I was expected to attend, and my stomach dropped. Among other things on the list were a State Dinner, The Queens Tea, a Known World Queens Happy Hour, and the famous Hoity-Toity party. I am, at the core, a very shy person who dreads small talk and unstructured activities where I don’t know what to do with myself. And on top of this, I was well aware that the people of all the other kingdoms would be forming and disseminating their opinions about our fine Outlands based on how We comported ourselves, how finely made Our garb was, and how generous Our gifts were.

And then I remembered that I am The Queen of The Outlands. The green and gold blood in My veins makes me fiercely brave, and no form of social anxiety will take me down.

Each time HRM and I went out to one of these official events, members of our camp (about 30 Outlanders in all) would come by our tent to talk while We were getting ready to see Us off. On one occasion, I was trepidatiously preparing to go to the extremely regal Queen of The East’s Tea. As I donned the hand-stamped silk Persian outfit in Kingdom colors made for me by Our Baroness of al-Barran, Sabiha, and headed out of camp for the Queen’s Tea, I completely felt the part of The Outlands’s desert Queen. As my guards and the Baroness of Fontaine Alamanda gathered to escort Me to the tea, I felt their love and strength surround me. On and off the battlefield, Outlanders present an impenetrable front that strengthens whoever is leading the charge. I knew that I could be as strong as I needed to be, if I was representing Our people to the world. I rolled my shoulders back and walked boldly into the tea.

As it turned out, Queen Etheldreda Ivelchyld of The East put on the most decadent tea parties one could imagine – with delicious foods, gifts for us all, and gambling on races. The other Queens were delightful and we all enjoyed getting to know each other. All of them were beautiful in their own ways, wearing the finest garments from their kingdoms’ artisans, and I could see the pride in their own cultures in the smiles on their faces. I personally took pride in the fact that my Persian dress – alone in a room of European fashions – was beautiful proof that we are in many ways distinct from the rest of The Known World.

We have well earned the reputation of being a rebel culture that is not afraid to strike-out on its own, so in this setting I sought-out conversations with each of the Queens and was proud to give them each an emerald donated by Countess Claudia. My ease in the situation grew to the point when, after placing a bet on our Kingdom colors, I turned around to my dear cousin Queen Elizabeth of Atenveldt and yelled a very inappropriate, “OUTLAAAAANDS!!!” At this, Her Majesty laughed, rolled her eyes, and said, “We can’t take you Outlanders anywhere.”

This month we get the opportunity to host 19 visiting Royals, and hundreds of travelers from other kingdoms at Battlemoor. As we welcome them into our land, we all become ambassadors of The Outlands. I encourage all of you to share the best of what we have with our guests. Be generous with hospitality and chivalrous on the battlefield as you portray the best Outlands traits that shine through you. And yes, being cool is a Kingdom-wide condition.

Your Devoted Queen,
The Outlands recently welcomed the shire of Draca Mor to its assigned borders. Here is the #boringbutimportant details from the Board of Directors meeting scheduled April 2015 making it official.

Addition or Subtraction of Zip Codes:

  1. Outlands (My thanks fro the Kingdom's Seneschal's hard work on this matter.)
  2. Outlands/Ansteorra border is unchanged.
  3. Outlands/Calontir border is unchanged.
  4. Outlands/Northshield border is unchanged.
  5. Outlands/Artemisia border
  6. v. Colorado - represented by ZIP codes 80xxx through 81xxx
  7. vi. All ZIP codes from 80000 to 81699 can be replaced witha single filter (80000--81999-9999) assigning the codes to the Outlands.
  8. Atenveldt references are errors from when the Outlands became a kingdom and Colorado was divided between Outalnds and Artemisia. Atvenveldt holds no lands in Colorado.
  9. Wyoming -- represented by ZIP codes 82xxx.
  10. The Outlands/Artemesia border in Wyoming is unchanged. All ZIP folters from 82000-82939 can be replaced with the following filter set:
    1. 82000 through 82099 - Outlands
    2. 82100 through 82199 - Artemisia
    3. 82200 through 82299  - Outlands
    4. 82300 through 82599 - Artemisia
    5. 82600 - 82899 - Outlands
    6. 82900 - 82939 - Artemisia
  11. Atenveldt references are errors from when the Outlands became a kingdom and Wyoming wasd divided between Outlands and Artemisia. Atenveldt holds no lands in Wyoming.
  12. Outlands -- Ateveldt border is unchanged. New Mexico is represented by ZIP filter 87000-88499-9999.

Closure of the Office of the Chirurgeonate – August 10, 2015

Originally published here:


The decision has been made to close the Office of the Chirurgeonate as of August 10th, 2015. The board and corporate officers want to extend their gratitude for ALL who have served our organization in this capacity in the past. To those who have provided feedback, questions, and worked to explore options for scopes of the office that would allow our organization to retain the office and maintain insurance coverage for the officers and our organization, many thanks as well.

To clarify some of the concerns that have been raised during the many discussions of this change, the board and corporate officers want to provide the following information:

The Society Seneschal has been directed to remove references to the Chirurgeonate from the Record Retention Policy. Existing records should be retained for 2 years for adults, 21 years for minors, then shredded to ensure any Personally Identifying Information is destroyed.

Local groups should sort records into Adult, Minor and Destroy categories and ship (paid for by the local group) records to the corporate office. The corporate office will retain records and handle the shredding.

Each Kingdom has thirty business days to transport these records to the corporate office.

Event Coordinators/Stewards/Autocrats are still responsible for arranging for EMS on site if that is required by municipal/county/state requirements. This most often will apply to large events projecting an attendance greater than the threshold set by the applicable modern agency. It is recommended to include information regarding distance from site to medical care in event announcements, particularly for camping events.

The marshallate will still be responsible for reporting injuries on the field. Seneschals will still be responsible for reporting injuries (particularly requiring transport) as currently directed.

Tangible assets owned by SCA branches that are specific to the Office of the Chirurgeon may be retained or donated or sold, in accordance with applicable financial policies.

Over the counter medications may not be purchased by SCA branches to distribute or make available to event attendees.

The badge of the fleam will remain available for those individual volunteers (not affiliated with the SCA, Inc. and its Kingdoms and local groups) willing to provide basic first aid.

Should additional questions or concerns regarding this change arise, please direct them to the SCA President, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our thanks again, to all the volunteers that have helped keep our organization going for 50 years!

Leslie Vaughn

President, SCA, Inc

A.J. Pongratz

Vice President of Operations, SCA, Inc.

Tourney Results So Far:

Bela WINS!!!!! 

Second Fight:  Bela

First fight:  (of the 2 out of 3)

Bela wins

Double Kill, refought


Duke Bela vs. Sir Robert

Duke is undefeated, Sir Robert has one loss

Round 7 Results:

Sir Robert vs. Lord Taver   Robert wins, Taver is out

Duke Bela vs. Baron Argyle (BYE)  Bela wins

Round 7 Pairings:

Sir Robert vs. Lord Taver (each with 1 loss)

Duke Bela vs. Baron Argyle BYE fight

Round 6 Results:

Duke Bela vs. Lord Taver: Bela wins

Sir Robert vs. Baron Argyle (BYE) Robert wins

Round 6 Pairings:

Duke Bela Vs. Lord Taver  (Bela and Taver are both undefeated)

Sir Robert has the Bye vs. Baron Argyle 

 Round 5 Results:

THL Gabriel vs Lord Taver  Taver wins, Gabriel is out

Duke Bela vs. Count Giovanni  Bela wins, Giovanni is out

Sir Robert vs. Sir Albrecht  Sir Robert wins, Albrecht is out

Round 5 Pairings:

THL Gabriel vs Lord Taver

Duke Bela vs. Count Giovanni

Sir Robert vs. Sir Albrecht

Round 4 Results:

Duke Bela vs. Comte Jaxx  Bela wins, Jaxx is out

Count Giovanni vs. Sir Robert   Robert wins

Master Jethro vs. THL Gabriel   Gabriel wins, Jethro is out

Sir Tieger vs. Lord Taver   Taver wins, Tieger is out

Sir Albrecht vs. Sir Gareth    Albrecht wins, Gareth is out

Round 4 Pairings:

Duke Bela vs. Comte Jaxx

Count Giovanni vs. Sir Robert 

Master Jethro vs. THL Gabriel 

Sir Tieger vs. Lord Taver

Sir Albrecht vs. Sir Gareth

 Round 3 Results: 

Bela vs. Gareth  Bela wins

Albrecht vs. Giovanni  Giovanni wins 

Jaxx vs. Gabriel  Jaxx wins 

Robert vs. Kolgrim  Robert wins, Kolgrim is out

Jethro vs. Taver  Taver wins

Tieger – BYE





Round 3 Pairings

Bela vs. Gareth

Albrecht vs. Giovanni

Jaxx vs. Gabriel

Robert vs. Kolgrim

Jethro vs. Taver

Tieger – BYE 


Round 2 Results:

Count Giovanni vs. Sir Lothar  Giovanni wins  Lothar is out

Comte Jaxx vs. Lord Taver  Taver wins

Master Jethro vs. Lord Corban  Jethro wins  Corban is out

Duke Bela vs. Sir Gregor  Bela wins  Gregor is out

Sir Gareth Vs. THL Dwen  Gareth wins  Dwen is out

Sir Kolgrim vs. THL Ronan  Kolgrim wins  Ronan is out

THL Gabriel vs. Lord Sebastian  Gabriel wins  Sebastian is out

Sir Albrecht vs. Sir Tieger  Albrecht wins

Sir Michaelangelo vs. Sir Robert  Robert Wins  Michaelangelo is out

 Round 2 Pairings:

Count Giovanni vs. Sir Lothar

Comte Jaxx vs. Lord Faolan

Master Jethro vs. Lord Corban

Duke Bela vs. Sir Gregor

Sir Gareth Vs. THL Dwen

Sir Kolgrim vs. THL Ronan

THL Gabriel vs. Lord Sebastian

Sir Albrecht vs. Sir Tieger

Sir Michaelangelo vs. Sir Robert

Round 1 Results:

Sir Lothar vs. Lord Taver  Taver wins

Sir Teiger vs. Lord Sebastian  Sir Tieger wins

Count Giovanni Vs. Lord Corban  Giovanni Wins

Sir Gareth vs. THL Ronan  Gareth Wins

Sir Michaelangelo vs. THL Gabe  Gabe wins

Sir Albrecht vs. THL Keridwen  Albrecht wins

Sir Gregor vs. Master Jethro  Jethro wins

Comte Jaxx vs. Sir Kolgrim  Jaxx Wins

Duke Bela vs. Sir Robert  Bela wins

 Crown Tournament Begins!  

Round 1 Pairings: 

Sir Lothar vs. Lord Taver

Sir Teiger vs. Lord Sebastian

Count Giovanni Vs. Lord Corban

Sir Gareth vs. THL Ronan

Sir Michaelangelo vs. THL Gabe

Sir Albrecht vs. THL Keridwen

Sir Gregor vs. Master Jethro

Comte Jaxx vs. Sir Kolgrim

Duke Bela vs. Sir Robert



Court is underway!  The entrants and consorts have checked in.  Sir Gwain & THL Miesha have withdrawn.  There are 18 fighters in the List.  Baron Argyle of Fontaine will be the BYE fighter.  There is quite a bit of business in court, and the processional will follow the closing of court.   

Good Morning Outlands! Stay tuned here for Round by Round updates from the List Table at Crown Tournament! The morning schedule is as follows: 9:15 am - List Opens 10:00 am - Opening Court and Processional Crown Tournament to begin immediately following processional The first round will be by challenge, in order of precedence for choosing. The tournament will be fought 2 out of 3 fights, double elimination. Best of luck to all combatants and their consorts!

Here are the entrants for the Crown Tournament!



Bela Kos
Bill Mesaros

Anna de Apperleye
Anna Bjugstad

Darius of Jaxartes
David Nagro

Anna MacTaggart
Erin Nielson

Giovanni di Sienna
Alfonso J Riviezzo

Cainnleach Uisser of Glendalough
Marcy J Riviezzo

Gregor von Munchaasen
Gregg Vickery

Monika the Fair
Monica Vickery

Michaelangelo Francesco Di Genoa
Justin Hammons

Asta Olafsdottir
Kari Hammons

Lothar vom Bergenwald
Richard Cole

Lydia of the Pines
Linda Cole

Robert Magnus
Robert Mortensen

Magge Magnus
Marjorie Mortensen

Gwain Ivorsson
John Glidewell

Meisha Kulikova
Michelle Glidewell

Albrecht von Trier
Eric Felker

Ansteys Darcy
Elizabeth French

Jethro Stille
Russell Weisfield

Dearbhail inghean Leoid
Stephanie Williams

Kolgrimr Olafsson
Ben Wasinger

Danielle de la Rochelle
Danielle Wasinger

Gerwyn y' Teigr
Perry Rogers

Audrey la Solitaire
Audrey Rogers

Gareth Lightborne
Brian Marshall

Berengaria deChinon
Karen House

Keridwen Andersdottir
Diane Leuzzi

Faolan MacEwan Taver
Steven Lewton

Gabriel Mortensen
Gabe Mortenson

Jeanne-Marie Dubois
Jeanne-Marie Oliver

Ronan Supelach
Joshua Natzke

Tangwystl Angharad verch Rhys
Beth Blomquist

Sebastiaen Bastoen
Sean Dennehy

Raes Augustine
Tonya Dapogny

Faolan MacEwan Taver
Steven Lewton

Keridwen Andersdottir
Diane Leuzzi

Corban Maculagh
Jeremy Tucker

Taythen Maculagh
Joan Sullivan

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