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Kenric new Prince of Oertha

Sat, 2014-02-15 10:22

Baron Khevron reports that Sir Kenric Maur was the victor of the January 2014 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West. Kenric was inspired in His endeavor by Dagmar.

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Structural survey of Barnard's Castle "challenging"

Fri, 2014-02-14 16:23

Four years ago, the walls of 12th century Barnard Castle's came tumbling down, but no one has accepted the responsibility for their collapse. Now, with the help of a UK£50,000 grant, a structural survey of the Durham, England site has been scheduled.

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Thomas Sorngrim offered elevation to Pelican in Oertha

Fri, 2014-02-14 12:45

Margarita reports that Their Majesties Thorfinn and Violante of the Kingdom of the West have offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Thomas Sorngrim, called Two Bears. Thomas Sorngrim is a resident of the Principality of Oertha.

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Performing Arts at Gulf Wars XXIII

Fri, 2014-02-14 08:49

Gulf Wars 2014 will feature a variety of bardic activities, including competitions for adults and youth.

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Backers turn to the SCA for help with LARPer film

Thu, 2014-02-13 15:54

Conway, Arkansas residents John and Marette Stiritz are now movie stars - or at least they have appeared in a film, one they helped fund. The couple recently traveled to Spokane, Washington for the filming of Knights of Badassdom, a movie about LARPing. Fred Petrucelli of the Log Cabin Democrat has the story.

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Stefan's Florilegium article for January 2014

Thu, 2014-02-13 11:16

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for January 2014.

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Estrella War XXX Special Events Thrown Weapons Edition

Wed, 2014-02-12 15:38

KNOWN WORLD Jan 20, 2014 Thrown Weapons Edition - Estrella War Announcement Digest

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Voice heralds needed for Gulf Wars

Wed, 2014-02-12 13:01

Gulf Wars is in need  of You and Your help!  (You know that there is a War Point for Volunteering, right?)  Yes, it’s true!  There is! On top of that, there are some serious Bragging Rights for that War Point.  Groups can earn $$ for their hours, too!

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Scheduled outage of SCAtoday.net

Wed, 2014-02-12 11:55

SCAtoday.net will be offline for up to an hour, beginning at approximately 18:00 U.S. Eastern time (GMT -5:00) today, for an upgrade of the site's virtual hardware. (UPDATE: Completed!)

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Pre-14th century mikvahs discovered in Portugal

Tue, 2014-02-11 20:53

Plumbers fixing a leak in a building in the central Portugal city of Coimbra found something they were not expecting: several 600-year-old mikvahs, Jewish ritual baths.

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Jhone of Woodcote and Wilfred of Swefingham to become Laurels in Ealdormere

Tue, 2014-02-11 17:05

AElfwyn reports that Their Majesties Nigel and Adrielle of the Kingdom of Ealdormere have chosen to offer admittance into the Order of the Laurel to Jhone of Woodcote and Wilfred of Swefingham.

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SCA member contends for "King of the Nerds" crown

Tue, 2014-02-11 14:33

Mississippi State University student of astronautics, Mary Kate Smith, loves space and the Middle Ages. A member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Smith is a self-proclaimed nerd and a participant in season 2 of TBS' King of the Nerds. Steve Rogers of WCBI has the story.

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Society Chirurgeonate Request for Comments – Updated FAQ Now Available

Tue, 2014-02-11 11:46

On January 18, 2014, the SCA Board of Directors began seeking commentary on a proposal to eliminate the official Office of the Chirurgeonate, and the associated changes to Corpora necessary to accomplish this action. This announcement can be found in its entirety online.

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Sheriff's Auction at Estrella War

Mon, 2014-02-10 17:39

Lady Bethia, Acting Kingdom Sheriff for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, reports that she will hold a Sheriff's Auction at the upcoming Estrella War XXX.

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Estrella War XXX A&S Collegium schedule online

Mon, 2014-02-10 13:17

Bianca della Vittoria reports that the A&S class schedule for the Estrella War XXX, complete with descriptions, is now available to view online.

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Estrella War February 4 Announcements

Mon, 2014-02-10 11:13

KNOWN WORLD Feb 4, 2014 Estrella War Announcement Digest

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The mystery of Longforth Farm continues

Mon, 2014-02-10 00:42

In a feature article for Current Archaeology, Matthew Symonds discusses recent discoveries at Longforth Farm with Bob Davis of Wessex Archaeology. Longforth Farm is a huge medieval complex near Wellington, England. (photos, map)

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January 13 Estrella War Updates

Sun, 2014-02-09 22:17

KNOWN WORLD Jan 13, 2014 Estrella War Announcement Digest

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Lewis-Gibson Genizah Collection: "a unique and vibrant window into a lost age"

Sat, 2014-02-08 15:17

In 1896, twin sisters Agnes Smith Lewis and Margaret Dunlop Gibson brought a collection of Hebrew and Arabic manuscripts from Egypt and deposited them at the United Reform Church's Westminster College in England. Recently Oxford and Cambridge Universities teamed to buy the collection at auction for UK£1.2m.

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"Organic lump" holds rare Celtic brooch

Sat, 2014-02-08 10:57

In 1891, the British Museum acquired a lump of organic material found at a Viking burial site in Lilleberge, Norway. The material had metal pieces in it, but no one took the time to examine it further - until recently when Curator Barry Ager took a second look and ordered the material x-rayed. (photo)

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