A ribbon, embroidered cloth, or other item given (usually to a fighter) as a mark of esteem. These can signify anything from simple friendship or good wishes, to a memento of love and commitment


A relationship between individuals marked by an exchange of oaths of service and protection.


An event at which the main activity is the consumption of an elaborate meal, often accompanied by entertainment.

Feast Gear

Eating dishes and utensils for one diner. Most SCA feasts assume that guest will bring their own tableware suitable to the event. This includes a plate, bowl, drinking vessel, and utensils in pottery, metal, wood, or glass. Guests may also bring tablecloths, candles and any other items that might enhance the setting.

Feast Gear

Tableware for one diner. Almost all SCA feasts assume that the guests will bring everything they need to eat in comfort, including plates, bowls, goblets and utensils. Many people also bring decorative tablecloths, candles and other items to grace their table.


This is a term sometimes used by an autocrat running a feast, or in the case of some events, the autocrat runs the event, and the feastocrat specifically runs the kitchen. Note that there is no historical basis for the use of this term, and indeed, it is probably a made-up word based on "autocrat" -- many purists frown on its use, and instead suggest such terms as "Head Cook", or "Kitchener" be used.

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