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Mists Spring Investiture (EVENT CANCELLED)

Saturday May 16th, 2020
San Jose, California

As of March 16, 2020, all events scheduled in the Northern California and Northern Nevada regions of the West Kingdom are cancelled, per the Crown of the West. This is in compliance with current Federal restrictions applying to the lower-48 states against gatherings of 50 people or more, in order to slow the spread of COVID-19.

The Principality of Oertha (Alaska) and the Barony of the Far West (Japan, South Korea, Thailand, and Guam) should follow their local, state, and federal guidelines during this period and act within those rules.

There is no definitive timeline for resuming central Kingdom events yet, but anticipate the ban to last at least through mid-May 2020. More information will be forthcoming about how this will affect Western Crown Tourney and Mists Coronet Tourney in the immediate future, as well as other events in the coming months.

This is a rapidly evolving situation and the Western Crown and Kingdom Seneschal are working closely together and monitoring information released from State and Federal officials. They are acting in the best interests of the West Kingdom, and the health, safety, and well-being of the Populace is foremost in their minds. Please continue to support them as they face these difficult decisions going forward.

For current information about the U.S. Federal guidelines in effect, please visit:…/…

For current information from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services:…/Hu…/COVID-19_Whatthepubliccando.pdf


It's a celebration! Their Highnesses, Prince Patric and Princess Sarah, with great pleasure, do invite you to witness the investiture of Their Heirs.

Feast: The feast will be magnificently prepared by The Baroness Grym and her amazing staff!  More details coming soon.

Silver Spoon (cooking competition)
The 2020 Principality of the Mists Silver Spoon Competitions will focus on different theme ingredients. All entries must prominently feature the theme ingredient.
Please remember, all competitions are participant judged. Please be ready to talk about the source/method of your dish(es) and to taste the other dishes.
The theme is for: Spring Investiture:  Lemons or Oranges

For more information, please contact Sayyid Da’ud ibn Ali, Silver Spoon Minister —

There will be more details as we approach.

Mists Arts & Sciences
Find your inner Muse, Early or Late!  This year’s Mists A&S Silver Muse Competitions are moving through time, and expertise.

Each Mists event will have two competitions: One early period, one later period. This will allow Artisans to grow a body of work that shows progression through both historical time, and their expertise growing over the years.  

All Artists, Bards, Calligraphers, Natural Scientists, Poets, Rubricators, Singers, Troubadors, etc. are invited to pursue the arts by creating displays of their work and teaching and discussing the work, whether it is a material object, an intellectual one, or a story of history.

Spring Investiture:
The Early time will be 9th century. The Later time will be 14th century.
Please teach us to sing a song from the 9th or make a weapon! Perhaps a  simple cote pattern? Or how they made paint from rocks and plants?

We are encouraging our artisans to not only make things but teach how to make them (as well as this is also a part of the competition). Documentation is required but don’t let that scare you away (simple is all we ask  but if you want to do more that’s wonderful)  (Help is available!)

Donations to largess are always appreciated as our gifts are always appreciated so much!

Are you interested in becoming the next Silver Muse? See
If you have any questions, Please contact me, Lady Rew Payne at — or —

Event Steward: Lord Afonso Diego Castillo DeGuzman (Darrell Ford) — E-mail: — Phone: 510-517-4508

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site opens at 10:00am and closes at 9pm
Site Fee: 
Adult Event Registration: $20.00; Adult Member Event Registration: $15.00; Children 18 and under: Free
Feast Fee: 

From the North, the East Bay, and South: Take I-880 to Exit 2 for 82 South/The Alameda in San Jose. Turn left onto 82 South/The Alameda. Turn right onto West Hedding Street. Turn left onto Morse Street. The church will be on your right.
From the Peninsula: Take 101-South to I-880. Take The Alameda Exit. Go 5 blocks to Naglee Ave. Turn Right. One block right on Morse
From Gilroy and farther: Take 101-North to I-280 to 87. Get off at West Taylor Ave and head west to the Alameda. Pass that one block to Morse. Turn right, one block down on the left is the church.