A hearty welcome to one and all to the website of the Principality of the Summits, the southernmost lands of the Kingdom of An Tir.

The SCA is a practical history society, recreating the arts and skills of pre-17th century Europe. While dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, you can experience tournaments, royal courts, feasts, and dancing. You also have the opportunity to learn and practice ancient arts and skills — calligraphy, cooking, armoring, metalworking, carpentry, and needlework (to name just a few) — within an all-ages social group. The SCA is a great place to make friends and learn transferable skills.

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From Viscountess Temperance Trewelove, Summits Arts & Sciences Champion – The terms of the championship to be held in February 2020.

Terms of Competition:

a.  The Arts & Sciences competition will be based on 2 entries.

b.  Anyone wishing to prepare for Kingdom can submit a 3rd entry for feedback (but it won’t contribute to their score).  Competitors with 3 entries must determine in advance which 2 will be used for the Principality competition.

c.  Letters of Intent are due at 11th Night.  A form will be created to gather information that will help with judge selection.  The form will be posted on Principality media (website, facebook page, etc.)

Cover of the Echoes July 2019

In this issue:

Words from Prince Antoine and Princess Kathren

Royal Summons (vacant or soon-to-be vacant offices)

Investiture Moot Officer Reports

Upcoming Championships

Branch Reports

Upcoming Events in the Principality of the Summits

Summits June Investiture

Principality Regnum

Dearest Summits,

We, Kenric and Dagmar, are humbled by the love you have shown us. We hope to exceed the expectations you have of us and show what it means to be part of this wonderful principality. We have much love and admiration for all of you and feel incredibly lucky to have such wonderful people in our lives. We have never felt more honored. We will strive to be our best selves and bring honor to this fair principality as it rightly deserves.

This weekend was overwhelming. The list was full of mighty warriors and virtuous consorts. Every person fought with the greatest amount of chivalry. This was the most beautiful tourney, both on and off field, we have see in quite a long time. We were both honored to participate in it.

The excitement, love, and joy in the eyes and voices of the people warmed our hearts and we feel privileged to be part of the Summits. This event was very well done, and we would like to thank all those that made it so wonderful.

Kenric and Dagmar
Tanist and Tanista

Contact at SummitsTanist@antir.org and SummitsbanTanist@antir.org

The tournament to choose our Heirs will be conducted thus.

The lists will be double elimination. best two of three.

The weapon choice, until the finals, shall be bring your best.

Standard shield convention guidelines

  • Heaters and kites should be roughly the width of the combatants shoulders and the length of their torso.
  • Round shields should be as wide as the combatants elbow to elbow span while fists are met in the center of their chests.

The finals of the tournament shall be matched 15th century long-swords. Weapons will be provided and exact specifications shall be available and be based on a 48” stick of rattan with a split and rejoined rattan cross guard. There will be a thrusting point and a bashing pommel. Only face strikes shall be valid with the pommel. No additional weapons or defenses are allowed.

The finals shall be best three of five.

 

Antoine and Kathren

Prince Antoin and Princess Kathren!

Winter fades into spring and the mighty Gryphons hatch their young.  Summer is upon us and the winds of war flow from the South. It is time for the now matured Gryphons to take flight and their rightful place as the Gaurdians of our sacred lands. So it was before. So it will be again. Time without end. Summits Eternal.

Prince Antoin and Princess Kathren
Photo Courtesy of Piaras Mac Toirdhealbhaigh