Monday, September 08, 2008


Atenvedlt is the SCA kingdom that Arizona is part of, and yesterday they had a Crown Tourney to decide the new King and Queen.

The site was about 15 minutes out of town in the forest. It was all very pretty, secluded and peaceful. It was also a camping event so a few folk had set up round the back.
We met up with some friends who used to be the B&B of Ered Sul (Flagstaff), and they know just about everybody.
Medieval muddy family

It was a really nice day. We had a picnic, watched some fighting, took Darwin for a walk. Just down the road from the event there is a swamp. Darwin had the best time I've ever seen. Bounding through the water and reeds for the sheer joy of it. Hadn't laughed that much in ages.
Then she got to play her favourite game of chase and be chased by the human. Rob was out there skirts flying with joyous dog in tow.

My most favourite photo of Rob and Darwin.
The SCA here (of the little I've seen) is very much the same as at home though with a few differences, as you would expect. More mundanity here it seems to my eye.
Cars on site, people not in costume, belly dancers.....
But all in all, its a good group of people, and was great to swish around in costume again.

I don't remember the name of the knight who won, but the final bouts were pretty good.
The knight who came second was tiring fast and blamed the elevation, which coming from Phoenix would make a difference.

Biffo, the black and white knight won.

Hope to do more events, I'm also interested in the Mountain Man stuff, cause then I can play with the Flintlock more. Haven't bought it yet but probably will soonish.

Watching the battling