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Facebook Photos Albums of Ravenslake Events:

You may need to be Facebook friends with the photographers in order to see these.
I'll work on getting some of the photos into a public location as time permits.

Event Photographer 
MKAOD 2015 Diane Dover-Peterson 
Border Skirmish 2015 Blair Burns 
Border Skirmish 2015 Anthony Satoh
Battle of Bannockburn Demo 2014 Morgan Wallace
MKAOD 2014 Diane Dover-Peterson 
MKAOD 2014 Anthony Satoh
MKAOD 2014 Morgan Wallace

MKAOD 2014 MKAOD 2014 - Part 2

Julie De Reu
A&S Day 2014 Anthony Satoh
MKAOD 2013 Diane Dover-Peterson
Ravenslake Practice Julie De Reu

Border Skirmish 2013
Border Skirmish 2013 - part 2

Julie De Reu
Ela Area Public Library Demo Julie De Reu

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Midlands Region Home Page

Middle Kingdom, Midlands Region Links:

Baile Na Scholari (Bloomington/Normal) 
The Barony of Carraig Ban (DeKalb)
The Canton of Foxvale (Aurora)
The Barony of Illiton (Peoria)
The Shire of Rokkhealdon(SW Burbs Chicago)
The Shire of Swordcliff (Springfield) 
The Canton of Vanished Wood (NW Burbs Chicago)

ayreton The Barony of Ayreton (The Greater Chicagoland Area)


Kingdom of Northshield, Woodlands Region Links:

Falcon's Keep (Marshfield)
Shattered Oak (Eau Claire)
Turm an dem See (Sheboygan County)


Armored Combat Links:

MK Armored Combat Handbook v12.1 (.pdf)

Society Marshals' Handbook (.pdf)

Rapier Links:

Midrealm Rapier Rules 4.0 (PDF)

The Midrealm Rapier Marshals Handbook

Midrealm Youth Rapier Handbook

Society's Rapier Combat Handbook (.pdf)

Archery Links:

MK Missile Weapons Handbook (.pdf)

Society Thrown Weapons Rules

Heavy Combat Links :
General Tips for Melee Combat (pdf) 
Gintaras Pell Instructions and Use (pdf) 
Gintaras's thrusting tip method (pdf)
Sword Making Method by Gintaras (pdf)
Movement Drills by Gintaras (pdf)
How to become a Scout by Gintaras (pdf)

SCA Rules for Fighters (pdf)

SCA Rapier and Historical Fencing Links:

The Middle Kingdom Fencing Marshallate Page

Middle Kingdom Fencer Identification Page

Midrealm Rapier Marshal Resources 
Classical Fencing and Historical Swordsmanship
The Arte of Defense by William E Wilson 
Classical Fencing Mailing List 
Elizabethan Fencing

Gallowglass Academy 
Portable Take-Down Sword Rack by Warder Kevin O'Shaughnessy

Arts & Sciences Links    

Bobbin Lace
Lace Identification
Intro to Bobbin Lace

A stitch out of Time

Diverse Research Collections
Steffan's Florilegim

Elizabethan Costuming Page
Greater Bay Area Costumers' Guild
Festive Attyre
The Weeb Site
Costume Picture Gallery--In the Kitchen and Market
Free Islamic Patterns

The Armour Archive

Medieval/Renaissance Brewing

Medieval/Renaissance Food


Historic Enterprises
Bokalo's Armory
Darkwood Armory
Zen Warrior Armory

Denver Fabrics 

Revival Clothing

Bobbin Lace
Van Sciver, Supplies
Lacy Susan , Supplies

Talbot's Fine Accessories
Celtic Sun

cut and thrust

AoCaTThe Shire of Ravenslake began this event in 2014. 

In 2016 it will be hosted by the Shire of Blackhawk.



Social Practices are simply a chance for Shire members, family, friends, and those who might be interested in joining the Shire, to get together over a meal for fun and good conversation. It's a great time to ask questions and put faces to the names you see here and in e-mail. Please join us!


All gatherings begin approximately 6:30pm. If you can let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know by Monday whether you'll be attending, it'll help her make sure we have space available to sit together. 

(Modern clothes, please!)


join us
There are many opportunities to join shire members for activites, large and small.

newcomers  Welcome newcomers! We have pulled together some general information for you. 

meeting-practice Newcomers are always welcome to join us at our business meetings and practices, which are generally held once a month.

social Social Practices are a chance for Shire members, family, friends, and those who might be interested in joining the Shire, to get together over a meal for fun and good conversation.

demonstrations There are also occasional demonstrations which are open to the public (and do not require an attempt at appropriate clothing in order to attend).

calendar Finally, there is an overall Calendar that contains Shire practice and event dates.

Shire Champions

Archery Champion:
Astridr Ymirsdottir

Bard of Ravenslake:
Lady Gabrielle Roslyn Morley

Bocce Ball Champion:
Reimar Erikson

Heavy Weapons Champion:
Hjalmar Njalsson

Rapier Champion:
Morvyth Bengrick

Thrown Weapons Champion:
Lady Metylda of Ravenslake