This morning I attended the SCA event Keep Calm and Ceilidh On. It rocked! I did a shift guarding the Royalty Room with Lothar. I had never done that before. While I was standing guard, I took a bunch of photos:

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Ginny Beatty in her most glorious rapier marshal garb, talking with my fellow Royalty Room guard Lothar

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Sights around the heavy armored list and bystanders:

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The knight in the green turban is Ustad of Camp Ev Korku (House of Dread, which makes sense once you see his dreadlocks!):

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I caught various interesting personages while standing guard:

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This knight’s buckler represents the Harrowing of Hell on the Saturday before Easter when Christ descends to Hell to bring worthy folk out of it (such as Adam)
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A closeup of the Harrowing of Hell buckler–really remarkable artwork!

More folk of interest:

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Hanging out in the Royalty Room are Katayoun and Maleachi

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Gunnar of Flaming Gryphon and his bearskin that he even fights in!
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His Grace William of Fairhaven (mka Pat Savelli of Fin Tan fame) on the right talking with Jeremy, a newcomer, whose awesome boots you can just barely see in this photo.

I finally got off my guard shift and made it over to the rapier list, where I spied my friends Uilleag Balbhan and Slany Bean Uillic (mka Dan and Sheryl Barringer), as well as HRM King Cellach and Baroness Allegra of Flaming Gryphon.

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Uilleag (center) doing rapier marshal duties.
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HRM King Cellach and Her Excellency Baroness Allegra of Flaming Gryphon

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Two of my favorite folk: Uilleag Balbhan and Slany Bean Uillic

I also played my purple harp a bit. I wish that I had gotten some photos of the people working so hard in the kitchen preparing the evening’s Feast, because they were a rapt and appreciative audience for my harp playing. As always at these events, once I leave I realize how very many people’s pictures I did NOT take. Oh well! 😛

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Me with my purple harp.
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Slany and me.
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The King joins Slany and me for a photo op! 😉

I only spent the morning at the event, although I enjoyed it most heartily. As I was packing up my things in the merchant area, I got a chance to speak with my neighbor, who turned out to be “Chainmail Chica,” otherwise known as Sarah Fore. She was as lovely as her work, some of which I managed to photograph:

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Sarah Fore, the “Chainmail Chica,” at her merchanting table.
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Some of Chainmail Chica’s spectacular jewelry.
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On Chainmail Chica’s table: I think the green stones are antique jade, because I have some that closely resemble them.