Inter-College War

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Inter-College War (ICW) is an annual SCA event in Lochac at which all the Colleges of the kingdom meet for 4 days of camping (well actually indoors bunkhouses are usually provided), war, drinking, fighting, drinking, feasting, drinking, fighting, tomfoolery... etc. Each year a different University hosts ICW, and it's generally held during the midsemester break - perfect timing for the middle of winter! It can be a very amusing event, very rowdy, and tons of fun. To give you some idea, think of a large congregation of university students from all across Australia in garb and armour attempting to recreate pre-16th century, ultimately resulting in much entertainment, new friends, incriminating photos and an extraordinary hangover.

ICW began in June A.S. XXIX (1994), as a challenge between St Aldhelm and St Ursula during "The Defense of The Realm", an event held at the Crossroads site in Torlyon.

1994 *ICW I - Held by St Aldhelm - sword of knowledge
1995 *ICW II - Held at Torlyon, Amesbury (later to become College of St Augustine) won.
1996 *ICW III - Held at the old Rowany Festival site by St Ursula, St Ursula won.
1997 *ICW IV - Held in Innilgard by Blessed Herman, Blessed Herman won. Also won Gui's buttocks.
1998 *ICW V - Held in Innilgard by Blessed Herman, St Ursula won. Gui's buttocks were presented by St Ursula to Blessed Herman.
1999 *ICW VI - Held in Politarchopolis by St Aldhelm, St Ursula won.
2000 *ICW VII - Held in Ynys Fawr by St Gildas, St Ursula won.
2001 *ICW VIII - Held in Agaricus by St Malachy, Blessed Herman won.
2002 *ICW IX - Held in Innilgard by Blessed Herman, St Ursula won.
2003 *ICW X - Held in Politarchopolis by St Aldhelm. The beginning of the curse of ICW.
2004 *ICW XI - Held in Krae Glas by St Monica from July 8 - 12, A.S. XXXIX (2004), Blessed Herman won. Also known as Soup War.
2005 *ICW XII - Held by St Ursula. No victor recorded.
2006 *ICW XIII - Held by College of St Crispin. Won by College of St Aldhelm
2007 *ICW XIV - N/A
2008 *ICW XIV.5 - Held by College of St Aldhelm who ended the curse. St Ursula won.
2009 *ICW XV - Held by College of St Bartholomew. St Ursula won.
2010 *ICW XVI - Held by St Ursula. Won by St Ursula
2011 *ICW XVII- Held by College of St Gildas the Wise, Won by St Ursula
2012 *ICW XVIII - Held by College of St Aldhelm. Won by College of St Andronicus, who "lost" the sword at Rowany Festival. Sword "Rescued" by St Ursula
2014 *ICW XIX - Held by St Ursula in Rowany. Won by St Ursula. Sword reappeared on last night, then lost in a broom closet, where it was rescued by Blessed Herman. Sword sent on holiday to various colleges.
2015 *ICW XX - Held by Blessed Herman in Innilgard. Won by St Basil. Blessed Herman's seneschal kidnapped by colleges of St Bart, Basil, and Ursula. Herman's Seneschal also declared "Quartermaster's fine booty".