Winter Crown Pre-Registration

Good Day Avacal Armoured Fighters!
It’s that time again, Crown is Coming!
Crown is being held in Myrgan Wood on February 18, 2023 and pre-registration is now OPEN for the Crown Tournament.
Save time at the table, send the following information to to pre-register:

Fighter Name
Membership # & expiration date
Preferred title & Fealty (eg. Squire to, Man at arms to)
Inspiration Name
Membership # & expiration date

Pre-Registration will close on February 15

Their Majesties request letters of intent be presented during the processional.

Maestren Adelheid Holtzhauer, OL
Mistress of the Lists

Membership Renewal Portal Temporarily Down

It has been brought to our attention that with the website down some people can not renew their memberships on the SCA Website portal. We have spoken to the society senechal about a possible allowance for people to not have their memberships for crown as long as they get them as soon as the website is back up and running. This will NOT be allowed, because there is another option. One most of us have not used in some time but it still exists. You can renew and/or get a new membership by E-mail. With Crown only 3 weeks away there is still time to use this option, so we encourage everyone that needs to, to use the email option as soon as possible. I would hate to see anyone that wanted to be competing in Crown be sitting on the sidelines.

Kvigr & Svava
King and Queen

You can fill it out and email it to:

New Year’s Greetings from Their Majesties

Happy New Year Avacal! As we celebrate the close of 2022, we can reflect on our challenges and celebrate our successes. We hope you are able to find joy in the coming year as it brings new dreams, challenges and success. We wish you happiness, good health, love and laughter!

Kvigr and Svava
King and Queen,

Amendment to COVIDSafe Policy effective 1 December 2022

On 29 August 2022 the Board of Directors amended the SCA Inc. COVIDSafe policy.

The SCA Board of Directors has aimed to balance getting Society participants back to doing the things we love with measures that support Kingdoms in minimizing risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our COVIDSafe Resolutions have provided a flexible, risk-based framework that allows Kingdoms in the United States and Canada to put in place a core set of requirements that event organizers and individuals must adhere to, based on their current risk levels as well as public health directions and advice.

As more information becomes available, the Board reviews and updates its resolutions where necessary, in line with its responsibility to act diligently, with due care, and in good faith. This is never more important than with issues related to the health and safety of our participants. In line with this approach, and in light of recent changes to the national strategies in both the US and Canada to addressing the COVID-19 outbreak shifting from a focus on containment and prevention to treatment of symptoms to minimize the risk of serious illness and death, the Board has resolved the following:

After December 1, 2022, all prior requirements, including social distancing, masking, vaccinations, and testing under the COVIDsafe policy shall be lifted, including those previously left to the Kingdoms to determine, except that the following language is still required to appear on all event notices, flyers, online announcements, and advertisements, as well as being posted in multiple locations (including gate) at any and all SCA-sponsored functions going forward:

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Participants who have tested positive at any time in the ten days preceding their intended entrance to an SCA event should not attend any SCA event.

The Board recommends that anyone experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID or who has been exposed to COVID within the five days preceding an event, should self-test the morning of their intended arrival at an event.

Anyone experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID at an SCA event should leave the event immediately.

The Society Seneschal, in consultation with the Society President, may enact any or all previously approved COVIDsafe policies as needed in any Kingdom in the US or Canada, and present such changes or variances for Board approval at the next scheduled Board meeting.

Questions or comments should be sent directly to and, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

A copy of this resolution is available at:

Avacal Has Heirs! Crown Prince Kvigr and Crown Princess Svava

The Labour Day weekend saw Avacal turn out (approx-imately 240 people!) for the Fall Crown Tournament, at the recreation field in Warburg, Alberta, hosted by the Barony of Borealis. The weather was HOT, and so was the action in the eriks.

The tournament saw 31 fighters and their inspirations vying for the top spot – the semi finals saw Count Kvigr versus HL Donnan Sionnach and Count Elias with the bye fight. The finals were a best of three between Kvigr and Elias. Kvigr won the first fight, Elias the second, and after a re-fight of the 3rd, Kvigr was victorious for his inspiration, Countess Svava. Other highlights of the event included the vigil and elevation of Medb Polestripper to the Order of the Pelican, with several out-of-Kingdom guests having come to share the day and ceremony, and Raoul, Baron of Myrgan Wood was placed on vigil for entrance into the order of Chivalry!

Their Highnesses step up as King and Queen on November 12th in Montengarde at the Avacal Coronation and Samhain event, detailed right above this article. Come and share Their Highnesses day with tournaments, feast and revelry!