Isles Anniversary 41: The Revenge of the Isles
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'O world! no world, but mass of public wrongs,
Confus'd and fill'd with murder and misdeeds'.
-Hieronimo, The Spanish Tragedy Thomas Kyd (c.1587-9)
Woe! Tragedy! Vengeance! Danger threatens, treachery looms, and on the day of its 41st Anniversary, the fair Shire of the Isles fears itself plagued by villainy and deceit. Where we are, there's daggers in men's smiles: the near in blood, the nearer bloody.
Friends, Caidans, guard your courage, and present yourselves before us on the 16th day of November to meet this challenge and aid in defense of our shores against all villainy that may threaten, either within or without.
Upon this theme of revenge we set our day's diversion: Tournaments in both heavy weapons and rapier, arts exhibits, games, and a lunch (served, as revenge best is, cold).
Arts and Sciences:
Revenge is an art form, yet others seem to have it down to a science. In Isles, it's both. Show off your Arts & Sciences skills -- bring your projects and performances for a People's Choice competition. Additionally, a special prize will be awarded to the best revenge-themed A&S entry.
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Adult members: $5
Children under 12: free
Make check payable to: SCA Inc./Shire of the Isles
No merchants are allowed by city regulations
No staking is permitted at this site.
- 9:00 Site opens
- 10:00 (or at their majesties' pleasure) Opening Court
- Tournaments and games to follow court and continue throughout the day
- 12:30 Lunch
- 4:00 Closing Court
- Site closes at dark. Linger at your own peril, lest your enemies find you.
Stow Grove County Park
580 N La Patera Lane
Goleta, CA 93117
Take Hwy 101 to Los Carneros Rd and turn toward the mountains.
Take your first right at the traffic circle onto Calle Real.
Go 1/2 mile and turn left onto La Patera Lane.
The park is about 0.6 mi ahead on your right, opposite La Patera Elementary School.