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Location of Llanllyr nunnery discovered in Wales

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-08-24 15:40

Sometime in the late 12th century, Rhys ap Gruffudd founded a daughter house to the convent of Strata Florida in the Aeron Valley of wales. Researchers have known about the Llanllyr nunnery, but never its precise location - until now when excavations in Ceredigion have revealed the convent as well as a cemetery and Tudor mansion.

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Rare Ethelbert penny found in Sussex field

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014-08-24 10:10

King Ethelbert II was murdered, possibly for minting his own coins. Now an extremely-rare, 8th century silver penny, found by metal detectorist Darrin Simpson, has been discovered in a Sussex, England field. (photo)

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Remains of Black Shuck found in ruins of Leiston Abbey?

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-08-23 16:49

An old legend in Suffolk, England, tells of a massive black dog, known as Black Shuck, which terrorized the village folk, and was the subject of a report in 1577 by the Reverend Abraham Fleming. Now archaeologists believe they have found the remains of a huge dog buried in the area. (photo)

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Lincoln Castle reveals Saxon buried in his boots

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014-08-23 11:34

The UK£22 million renovtion of Lincoln Castle continues to unearth medieval treasures, this time with the discovery of a high-status Saxon burial  in a church wall. The remains showed a powerful man, suffering from rickets, who was buried in his boots.

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Shire of Blackhawk sponsors Newcomers’ Night

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014-08-22 10:25

On June 19, 2014, the Shire of Blackhawk, the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism in Rockford, Illinois, invited those interested in the Middle Ages to join them at the Northwest Community Center’s Corbett Building for hands-on activities practiced by the group. The Rock River Times published the invitation. (photo)

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Vindolanda Nero coin "a special find"

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-08-21 18:03

Archaeologists working at Vindolanda, the Roman fort in northeastern England, made a "special" find recently: a rare gold coin bearing the image of Roman emperor Nero, the first gold coin found during the excavation's 40-year history. (photo)

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"Holy Grail" stolen in Wales

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014-08-21 14:19

The Nanteos Cup is missing. Rumored to be the Holy Grail, brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, the olive wood cup is normally kept in a bank vault in Wales, but was loaned to an ailing women in Weston-Under-Penyard. It was stolen from her home July 14, 2014. (photo)

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Remains of Henry VII of Luxembourg buried with rare silk cloth

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-08-20 21:19

Researchers in Italy have the rare opportunity to examine and analyze the remains of Henry VII of Luxembourg, German king and Holy Roman emperor, who died in 1313 and is buried in Pisa Cathedral. The remains were exhuned in 2013 to determine the emperor’s physical features and cause of death. (photos)

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All Things Scribal- A Call for Teachers!

East Kingdom Gazette - Wed, 2014-08-20 17:18

Welcome back from Pennsic!!! Did ya learn something new and exciting in the scribal arts? Would you like to share it with others? Please consider teaching at the All Things Scribal event in the Barony of Concordia of the Snows located in the Central New York/Albany area.

Interested in teaching at All Things Scribal on September 20, 2014. Get your time slot and course in early at this link below. Remember the event is TOTALLY FREE!!! So sign-up to teach today.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1orRuPaexDTpk7_ZQxW1EIEC_r4roVBj_EFEW9HGk0ig/viewform

Lady Heather Rose de Gordoun


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"What's Up" with A&S in Drachenwald?

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014-08-20 12:31

For issue 8 of What's Up Wednesday, the A&S blog for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, the topic is sewing, featuring some amazing projects created by artisans of the Kingdom.

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Armour on Bodies, Divergent Bodies, and what it takes to have a volcano named after you

Medievalists.net - Wed, 2014-08-20 09:56
Our latest medieval news roundup, including a few articles, archaeology news, tweets about upcoming conferences, the next medieval TV show, and catching up on progress at Guédelon Castle:

[View the story "Medieval News Roundup - August 20th" on Storify]

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Newstead Abbey to receive grant from World Monuments Fund

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-08-19 21:25

In 1540, the Byron family, ancestors of the famous Lord Byron, was given Newstead Abbey near Nottingham, England. Built in the 12th century, the abbey has since fallen into disrepair, and it has become the recipient of UK£40,000 from the World Monuments Fund to save the crumbling structure.

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Viking amulet features detailed dress

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014-08-19 11:23

Experts in Denmark are intrigued by the recent discovery of a Viking Age amulet/figurine by a metal detectorist in a field near Revninge. The small silver figurine, possibly representing Freya the goddess of fertility, wears a marvelously-detailed Viking dress. (photo)

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BOD Seeking Commentary on Corpora Language Change Regarding Heraldry

East Kingdom Gazette - Mon, 2014-08-18 16:41

The SCA Board of Directors seeks commentary on a proposed Corpora language change recommended by the Laurel Sovereign at Arms.

Current language for Corpora VIII.B.2

2. Kingdoms may establish awards and orders conferring Awards or Grants of Arms, and the Crown may award membership in such orders according to the laws and customs of the kingdom. The names and insignia of these awards and orders must be ratified by the Laurel Sovereign of Arms. The order of precedence among orders conferring Awards or Grants of Arms shall be established according to the laws and customs of the kingdoms. Principalities may establish their own awards and orders, but the approval of the Crown is required before these awards and orders may convey Arms.

Proposed language for Corpora VIII.B.2

2. Kingdoms may establish awards and orders conferring Awards or Grants of Arms, and the Crown may award membership in such orders according to the laws and customs of the kingdom. The names and armory of these awards and orders must be registered by the Laurel Sovereign of Arms. The order of precedence among orders conferring Awards or Grants of Arms shall be established according to the laws and customs of the kingdoms. Principalities may establish their own awards and orders, but the approval of the Crown is required before these awards and orders may convey Arms.

 

The Board of Directors seeks comments on the proposed language  through 10/18/2014, which can be directed to comments@sca.org.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.


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Medieval sewer system found at Drum Castle

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-08-18 16:12

Archaeologists working on a dig at Drum Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, have discovered the remains of the medieval sanitation system which once surrounded the 14th-century Tower of Drum.

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Lilies War 28 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014-08-18 11:30

Sofya reports that a number of photo albums from Lilies War 28 are now available on the Calontiri website.

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Pennsic 43: Populace Archery Results

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-08-17 22:10

The East took two of the three populace shoots, for 6 war points!

Castle Window shoot

The three traditional populace archery war point shoots were adapted to this year’s safari theme. Each shoot was worth three war points. Archers could shoot each of the three shoots up to five times on their own schedules, spreading them out over the five days the range was open for war point shooting, or doing them all at once if they wished.

On the Castle Window range, archers had 30 seconds to shoot as many arrows or bolts as possible into the window about 30 yards away, for one point each, or into the monkey hanging in the window, for two points per hit.

Rhinos and Elephants

This year’s “Soldiers” were elephants and rhinoceroses. Archers could shoot six shots at their choice of target. Hits on the closest (about 15 yards) scored one point; two points for hits on the second rank of targets (about 35 yards); three points for hits on the third distance (about 45 yards); and four points for hits on the farthest distance (about 55 yards).

Alligator in moat, Giraffe in castle

The center of the Clout was at the usual 100 yards, but the perimeter of the castle was square this year. Archers had six shots to send at their choice of the moat (about 50 yards away) or the castle turret. Shots landing in the moat scored one point; hits on the alligator in the moat earned two points; shots landing inside the castle were worth three points; and hits on the giraffe earned four points. The giraffe was about twelve feet tall, and proved to be a durable and well-designed  — and challenging! — target; shots high on the neck or head could be retrieved by lowering the hinged upper portion. If tales told are correct, the giraffe was herded to Pennsic fully upright, and wore its own EZ-Pass transponder!

Dead monkey!

No accurate counts exist for the numbers of archers who shot in each of the war point shoots, but over 2200 inspection stickers were issued, giving a rough estimate of the overall participation.

At the end of war point shooting on Friday, final tallies were done and the East won 6 of the 9 available war points, as follows:

Castle Window: East = 2119, Midrealm = 1670

Soldiers: East = 7062, Midrealm = 5775

Clout: East = 4806, Midrealm = 4880

(Photos and report by Ygraine of Kellswood.)


Filed under: Archery, Pennsic Tagged: War Points

Position Open: Pennsic Steward

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-08-17 13:05

From Dueña Mercedes Vera de Calafia, Seneschal of the East Kingdom:

Applications for the office of Pennsic Steward are now being accepted. Please send an email with your SCA and Modern name, a brief SCA resume and a statement of interest to TRH@eastkingdom.org exchequer@eastkingdom.org and seneschal@eastkingdom.org. Please include contact information.

This office is defined in East Kingdom Law & Policy section IV.F.23.a-g 23.

The East Kingdom Pennsic Steward:

a. Performs an inventory of all East Kingdom Regalia and equipment used specifically for Pennsicand stored at Pennsic War. Ensures that this inventory is supplied to the East Kingdom Exchequer at the end of each Pennsic War.
b. Is responsible for arranging the setup and breakdown of the East Royal encampment at Pennsic War, including but not limited to the water, electrical and rental equipment.
c. Supervises the creation, purchasing, maintenance and repair of all Regalia and equipment stored at Pennsic War.
d. Is responsible for arranging for maintenance, repair and/or replacement as needed of the East Kingdom trailer stored at Pennsic War with approval of the East Kingdom Exchequer and Finance Committee.
e. Is responsible for coordinating with the East Kingdom Exchequer to ensure that all storage fees for the East Kingdom trailer are paid to the storage facility annually.
f. Promotes and encourages improvements for future Royal Encampments.
g. Is responsible to the Kingdom Exchequer.


Filed under: Official Notices, Pennsic Tagged: job opening

Pennsic 43: East Won Thrown Weapons Champs

East Kingdom Gazette - Sun, 2014-08-17 11:39

On Thursday (Aug.7), two teams of twelve assembled on the range to settle the Thrown Weapons Champions Team war point. The East prevailed with 119 points over the Midrealm’s 85 points.

Robert and Paganus, valued allies!

The top individual scorer of the contest was Master Robert of Wilford with 16 points; he was an Eastern ally from An Tir. Another ally, Baron Paganus Grimlove from Caid, tied for second-highest score with 15 points. Both champs said it was a challenging competition, and they are shown with one of the toughest targets.


Filed under: Pennsic, Thrown Weapons Tagged: War Points