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Spear class at practice tonight

posted Feb 22, 2017, 3:06 PM by Forgotten Sea

His Excellency Sir Xerxes will be holding a follow-up 9-foot spear class at practice tonight.


BFS Fighter Practice is from 6-9pm at the Westport Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, MO 64111

BFS News for February 20, 2017

posted Feb 20, 2017, 5:41 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • Several weeks ago Miranda asked us to be on the lookout for potential event sites. A reminder: if you have any leads and have not contacted her about them, please do so. (seneschal@bfs-kc.org)

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Feb 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Loch Bheathrach Archery Practice at the Kearney site
  • Wed Feb 22, 6pm - 9pm BFS Fighter Practice at the Westport Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, MO 64111. Note: Cut & Thrust fighters, please wear non-marking shoes.
  • Thu Feb 23, 7pm - 9pm Aston Tor Canton Meeting & Fighter Practice at the Walnut Gardens Community of Christ, 19201 E RD Mize Road, Independence, MO

Upcoming events:

  • Feb 25 - Chieftains, Three Rivers (St. Louis, MO)
  • Mar 11-19 - Gulf Wars, Gleann Abhann (Lumberton, MS)
Send news items to webminister@bfs-kc.org.

BFS News for February 13, 2017

posted Feb 13, 2017, 5:39 AM by Forgotten Sea   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 5:43 AM ]

Announcements:

  • Konstantia is sponsoring two A&S competitions at Horse and Falcons, for Most Detailed Heraldic Kit and Best Banner/Heraldic Item. If you are interested in judging, or donating something to the prize basket, let her know.
  • "Greetings, all! As most of you know, I’ve been making painted linen wall hangings for almost a year now. Many folks have expressed interest, and asked questions on how I made them. They take about 3 months to make, so it isn’t something I could just whip together. Unless I’m making one, I wouldn’t be able to demonstrate – and, as quite a bit of it is a messy process, it isn’t something I could easily do at an event. With that in mind, I’ve decided to make a third painting. This one will be a bit smaller, but still quite large – so there is demo opportunity! The linen is ordered, the frame is almost done, my garage is accessible, and the rabbit glue will be waiting! This Sunday, February 19th, from 2-5pm, at my home, I will hold a demo on these paintings. We will stitch the linen onto the frame to prep it for sizing, whip up a batch of rabbit glue, and give it a good sizing! Afterward, I will give a hands-on demonstration on how to process an egg to prepare the paint, and will have some squares of pre-sized linen available for practice. The materials can get a bit costly, and if anyone would like to donate to the cause, it would be really appreciated. If you will be there, please let me know so I know who is coming and to make sure not to begin without you, but be on time if at all possible. I’ve made an event page, but as my address is on it, it is set to private, so you’ll need an invitation – just let me know if you want one. YiS, Lady Adelaide Sarsfield"  Editor's note: the referenced event page is on facebook. If you are not on facebook, contact her for the address.

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Feb 13, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Loch Bheathrach Archery Practice at the Kearney site
  • Wed Feb 15, 6pm - 9pm BFS Fighter Practice at the Westport Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, MO 64111. Note: Cut & Thrust fighters, please wear non-marking shoes.

Upcoming events:

Send news items to webminister@bfs-kc.org.

BFS News for February 6, 2017

posted Feb 6, 2017, 5:36 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • Curia is this week.
  • It is not an official event, but the 20th annual Bobbin and Weaving will be this coming weekend, beginning the evening of Friday the 10th, and going through Sunday the 12th, at HL Aine's home in Grain Valley. For more information, go to https://calontiri.wikispaces.com/Bobbin+and+Weaving+2017
  • Limited spots remain for cut & thrust fighters interested in a free half-day George Silver clinic this Saturday, February 11th in the Kansas City area. Scott Crawford from the Bramble School of Springfield, MO will be teaching. See Hugo van Harlo for more information: HvHarlo@WillPhillips.org. Please note, this announcement is made as a courtesy and does not represent an endorsement or sponsorship of the George Silver Clinic, which is a wholly separate event ​not formally affiliated with the Barony of Forgotten Sea or SCA, Inc.

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Feb 6, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Loch Bheathrach Archery Practice at the Kearney site
  • Tue Feb 7, 7pm - 9pm Loch Bheathrach Business Meeting at Kearney Library, 100 So. Platte Clay Way, Kearney
  • Wed Feb 8, 6pm - 9pm BFS Fighter Practice & Curia at the Westport Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, MO 64111. Note: Cut & Thrust fighters, please wear non-marking shoes.
  • Thu Feb 9, 7pm - 9pm Aston Tor Canton Meeting & Fighter Practice at the Walnut Gardens Community of Christ, 19201 E RD Mize Road, Independence, MO

Upcoming events:

Send news items to webminister@bfs-kc.org.

BFS News for January 30, 2017

posted Jan 30, 2017, 5:55 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • Much progress has been made on the Baronial Roll of Arms! The progress up through Kris Kinder can now be seen online at http://www.bfs-kc.org/about/roll-of-arms. However, there is still much to be done. If you would like to help out, or even just paint your own device, you can join us this Thursday for the monthly Roll of Arms worknight! (Full details in the "upcoming activities" section.) The painting supplies are also generally brought to the BFS Fighter Practice every other week, offset with the weeks we have a Heraldic Consult Table. Essentially, the week before and the week after Curia. Come help!
  • Lord Brian Robert MacDougall is looking for a deputy to start training to take over the office of Baronial Herald. If you are interested, please contact him (herald@bfs-kc.org).

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Jan 30, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Loch Bheathrach Archery Practice at the Kearney site
  • Wed Feb 1, 6pm - 9pm BFS Fighter Practice at the Westport Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, MO 64111. Note: Cut & Thrust fighters, please wear non-marking shoes.
  • Thu Feb 2, 6:30pm - 8pm Roll of Arms project worknight at the Johnson County Library, Corinth branch, 8100 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208

Upcoming events:

Send news items to webminister@bfs-kc.org.

For the C&T fighters of Forgotten Sea - Gulf Wars Preparation

posted Jan 23, 2017, 9:08 PM by Forgotten Sea

"Historically, Gulf War does not separate C&T from "Rapier" as far as Tournaments and Battles go. And unfortunately, since the hosting Kingdom is Not a Participant in the C&T Melee Experiment, all Battles and Tournaments will be fought under Heavy Rapier Rules.
That being said, there were significant numbers of C&T Authorized Participants not just from Calontir at many of the tournaments last year, which led to separate C&T trees in those tournaments including the Long Sword Tournament which HE Donald McDonald was victorious in. There are currently two specific C&T events on the schedule: 4:30 PM Tuesday, C&T Pas d'Armes, and 1:30 PM Friday MOB C&T Judged Tourney.
All Calontir Stile have an Authorization that meets the Society Standard for both Cut & Thrust and Heavy Rapier. Although C&T is the only activity we have at Our In Kingdom Events, the ability to travel to Foreign Wars and fight in Heavy Rapier activities is the reason that Heavy Rapier is included in our Authorization.
Even though we did not have a large turn out from Calontir for the HR Battles last year, our participation was recognized as significant by our Allied General. This year the Rapier Battles are reportedly scheduled to Not Conflict with the Armored Battles. We will have Instruction & Practice for HR Melee War Fighting at Winter War Maneuvers & at Chieftains, with the hope of fielding a 20-40 person contingent of Fighters & Marshals, and make a Major Impact on the battles.


With Gulf Wars approaching, there are a number of logistical problems that need to be addressed and resolved sooner rather than later.
From the Cut & Thrust Fighters in Forgotten Sea that are or may be going to Gulf Wars, I would appreciate answers to the following:
 
1) Do you need to complete an authorization?

2) Are you interested/planning to fight in the Heavy Rapier tournaments and/or battles at GW?

3) Will you need to borrow equipment at GW- and what equipment will you need?

4) Anyone that is not going and has equipment, are you willing to loan any of it for this cause?


Please contact Brian Robert MacDougall / Brian Deaver [briankdeaver@gmail.com]"

BFS News for January 23, 2017

posted Jan 23, 2017, 5:50 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • Many thanks to everyone who helped out in some form or another with Coronation! Setup, tear-down, sitting gate, marshaling, cooking feast, serving feast, and many other efforts helped make the event a success!
    Baron Søren and Baroness Rowan extend their personal thanks to Sir Duncan of Skeene for negotiating our use of the beautiful site for Coronation, and to everyone who worked their tails off to make it happen!
  • Lord Brian Robert MacDougall is looking for a deputy to start training to take over the office of Baronial Herald. If you are interested, please contact him (herald@bfs-kc.org).

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Jan 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Loch Bheathrach Archery Practice at the Kearney site
  • Wed Jan 25, 6pm - 9pm BFS Fighter Practice at the Westport Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, MO 64111. Note: Cut & Thrust fighters, please wear non-marking shoes.
  • Thu Jan 26, 7pm - 9pm Aston Tor Canton Meeting & Fighter Practice at the Walnut Gardens Community of Christ, 19201 E RD Mize Road, Independence, MO

Upcoming events:

Send news items to webminister@bfs-kc.org.

BFS News for January 16, 2017

posted Jan 16, 2017, 5:16 AM by Forgotten Sea

Announcements:

  • We are still looking for volunteers to help set up and tear down site for Winter Coronation. Setup day-of begins at 7am. Ideally, tear down of the main areas will being during feast. If you will not be attending feast, please consider sticking around to help pick up. If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact the event stewards (coronation_eventsteward@bfs-kc.org).
  • Lord Brian Robert MacDougall is looking for a deputy to start training to take over the office of Baronial Herald. If you are interested, please contact him (herald@bfs-kc.org).

Upcoming activities:

  • Mon Jan 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Loch Bheathrach Archery Practice at the Kearney site
  • Wed Jan 18, 6pm - 9pm BFS Fighter Practice at the Westport Roanoke Community Center, 3601 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, MO 64111. Note: Cut & Thrust fighters, please wear non-marking shoes.

Upcoming events:

Send news items to webminister@bfs-kc.org.

Coronation Postponed

posted Jan 12, 2017, 12:19 PM by Forgotten Sea   [ updated Jan 12, 2017, 12:21 PM ]

Due to the likely ice storm, in order to keep the populace safe Their Majesties and Their Highnesses have decided to postpone Coronation to next weekend, January the 21st. It will be at the same site, with the same schedule. We hope this does not cause too many conflicts with plans on the new date, but the safety of the people in our kingdom is the top priority.

A word from our local C&T Melee Experiment Deputy

posted Jan 11, 2017, 8:42 PM by Forgotten Sea

From our local C&T Melee Experiment Deputy, Lord Brian Robert MacDougall:

"For those who haven't heard Calontir has advanced to the Phase II of the C&T Melee Experiment. 
That means we can include everyone who has been authorized for at least a year. YAY! The Minimum & Maximum numbers of Combatants on the field haven't changed.

It also means that we can use all secondary items including a full second sword.
We can not use any 2 handed weapons yet.

If we have visitors from a participating Kingdom that isn't in Phase II and they want to participate they are limited to Phase I restrictions.

This also means that if we have three (3) or more Authorized Phase II Melee Experiment Fighters present at any BFS Fighter Practice, let me know and we can Do Some Melees!"

Phase one, which we were in, is limited to fighters who have been C&T authorized for 2+ years, single-sword and optionally rigid defensive off-hands only. 4-10 combatants per scenario.
Phase two, which we are now in, allows fighters who have been C&T authorized for only a year, and allows all standard secondary weapons. Its restrictions are otherwise the same as phase one.

Upcoming, once we enter phase three we will also be allowed to use 2-handed swords, and as of phase four the melee size will increase to 10-30 combatants.

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