[Artemisia] Estrella War News You Can Use

Carl Leist media at estrellawar.org
Tue Dec 29 11:31:21 CST 2009

As we prepare for Estrella War XXVI, there is lots of news we’d like you to
know about, but we don’t want to clog up your e-mail or overburden the
lists, so we are bundling many messages in each Estrella War News You Can
Use release.

There are four messages in this release so keep scrolling down to read the
ones that interest you.  Thanks!

#1           The Fifth Annual Inter-Kingdom Combat Cookery Competition

#2           Using FRS radios at war

#3           Live Steel rules

#4           Dec. 31 is last date for postmark for mail in pre-registration!

#1   It's WAR!  An army travels on its stomach, and the Kingdom or
Challenger with the best cooks wins!  The Estrella War Period Demo Center
invites the Principal Kingdoms and Challengers to join us in the Period Demo
Center on Thursday (February 11th) of Estrella War XXVI to participate in
the Fifth Annual Estrella Combat Cookery Competition.  Each participating
principal Kingdom or Challenger needs to field a seven-member cooking Team
and provide one judge.

All Challengers must submit their intent to participate in the competition
no later than *January 31st*.  Challenger slots will be filled by earliest
postmarked submission.  Email intent to field a Team to the Combat Cookery
Coordinator, Lady Freydis atskmaher1 at yahoo.com by Januray 31.  Official
rules for the competition are located on the Period Demo Center Web Page of
the Estrella War web site.

A Tent will be provided to each Team within the Period Demo Center for
kitchen and serving space.  Teams shall gather on Thursday (February 11) --
their kitchens ready, their pots and pans gleaming, their knives sharp,
their aprons clean, and their larders empty of all but water and ice. Each
Team may setup their kitchen on Wednesday evening (February 10th).  The
bread/bake ovens in the Period Demo Center will be available for use during
the competition.  The Teams will prepare a meal of at least four dishes to
feed ten to twelve people from ingredients that will be supplied to them.

Results of the Competition will be announced at 7:00 PM  on Thursday,
02-10-10 during a gathering of the Teams and people in the Period Demo
Center.  Bragging rights will be allocated, prizes will be given, and cooks
will be decorated.  All members of the Teams are encouraged to attend, as
the Royalty and People will be invited to sample the results.

#2           Although  FRS radios are popular for those who wish to keep in
touch during the event, you MUST NOT use any channels reserved for the war
staff and emergency personnel.

               Attendees may use only channels 13, 14 or 15 and limit
conversations on the family channels so others can share the channel as
well. Attendees who ignore war staff requests to clear a radio channel may
be removed from the site without refund.   You can request services (be sure
and give your name and location) on the following channels.  *Do not use
them for any other reason*.  Channel 7 The Watch; Channel 8  Special
Needs/Shuttles; Channel 9 First Aid; Channels 13, 14, 15  Family channels

#3           Bladed weapons are allowed at Estrella War, but must be
sheathed at all times. Fighting (even play fighting) with live steel will
subject you to immediate removal from site without refund.  The ONLY
exception to this rule is for SCA *officially sanctioned*activities such as
experimental weapons programs.

#4           The last *postmark day* for mailed pre-registration is December
30, 2009.  (Only money orders and travelers checks are accepted)  You can
still pre-register using ACCEPS until January 17, 2010 and use your credit
card to pay. If you pre-register, you may arrive on Monday, Feb. 8, 2010.  If
you pre-register for arrival from Monday through Thursday at midnight, you
can save $20.00 per adult member!!!!  For all the information about
Pre-registration, visit

Thank you!

Estrella War XXVI Media Office

Dame Katharine of Cate Hall

Media at estrellawar.org

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