Live Oak, CA
From The Page (June, 2002):
The Shire of Vakkerjfell invites you to join us as we welcome our new Prince and Princess of Cynagua at Their Investiture, being held in Live Oak. More information will follow in July's Page.
Contests for the event are Arts: Lace (needle, tatting, bobbin, etc.); Sciences: Textiles; Display: anything English; Copper Spoon: Any Italian dish. Archery and IKAC will be available throughout the weekend; for more information, please contact Cassandra, Minister of the Bow.
Autocrat: Stephen Lacey (contact info omitted).
From The Page (July, 2002):
The Shire of Vakkeijfell invites you to join us as we celebrate the investing of our new Prince and Princess, Reinar and Katira. First court will be at 10:30 AM Saturday to be followed by the Investiture court of Reinar and Katira. Please see the contest calendar for A&S contest information. Archery and IKAC will also be available; for more information, please contact Cassandra, Minister of the Bow.
We are asking for parents to please watch their children and to be aware of where they are at all times. This site has a river adjacent to it and there are no lifeguards. We also ask that you observe the park rules; if you have questions on the rules, please ask the constabulary! Move your vehicles as soon as possible to the regular parking area after unloading. Parking will be limited on the pavement area (royalty and handicapped); any other vehicles will be towed at the owner's expense. Remember the legal age for alcohol is 21. This will be enforced throughout the weekend. (If you were at this site for Coronet - same rules apply for the Summer Investiture!)
Site Info: $7 for ages 12 and above; $5 for ages 5-12; 5 and under, free. (There will be two sign in sheets at the gate - one SCA and one for the County, please be patient with the constabulary and gate folks.) Site opens at 1 PM on Friday and closes at 5 PM on Sunday. All Merchants that wish early entry must RSVP by July 10 to Sasaki no Tanaka (contact info omitted).
Autocrat: Capt. Stephen Lacey (contact info omitted).
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Argent, a drakkar sable,
overall a double-bitted axe
and a bordure gules.
Per pale sable and argent,
on a chief five saltorels
throughout conjoined and
"Besides Investiture itself: "At July Investiture, a new household (House Evenstar) hosted the first "Newcomer's Forum" We had a number of Peers and very well informed populace volunteer to teach at this forum. It was attended by about 45 newcomers. Countess Mari Alexander taught a lot of the class, helped greatly by Mistress Anastacia Grinsted of Ravenoa and Sir Gerstan Heah Leah. Countess Berengaria de Montfort de Carcassone and Duchess Talitha von Koepke taught about Coronet recognition and forms of address. The forum was very successful and the new interim Cynaguan Chatelaine, Danea FitzRoberts, thanked everyone in court who attended and taught. Her Highness Katira called up all of the newcomers, I think she gave them a small token, but I am not sure, I know they were pretty excited to use their newly learned "court manners!" This event was so successful, there is already talk of doing another at Fall Coronet!" -- Kateryn de Ver
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