Archive - Oct 2002


Drachenwald University Classes Updated

The Autocrats of the Drachenwald University, to be held November 15-17, 2002 in the Shire of Harpelstane in Glasgow, Scotland, announce changes to the class list.

Viking Ships on Display in Oslo

The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway hosts the three best-preserved Viking ships in existence.

Lochac Order of Precedence Online

Master Gwynfor Lwyd, Baron Stormhold announced that Lochac's Order of Precedence and Gentry Lists may be searched online.

Hewlett-Packard Posts Vatican Treasures Online

Atlanta Journal Constitution: Computer giant Hewlett-Packard is working with the Vatican to put selected treasures from the Apostolic Library online.

October 30th

Calontir Award Artwork Available

THL Toli the Curious of Barony of Mag Mor has made available downloadable images of Calontir's award heraldry.

Illuminated Manuscripts on Display in Leuven

Over one hundred illuminated manuscripts are on display at the Museum Vander Kelen-Mertens in Leuven, Belgium until December 8, 2002.

Medieval Monastery Uncovered in Bern, Switzerland

Swissinfo: Imogen Foulkes of Swissinfo reports that construction workers in Bern have uncovered the remains of a medieval monastery.

October 29th

SimSCA Game Lets You Build Virtual Personae

The Quarter: The Quarter has an hilarious SCAdian parody of the popular SimCity (TM) series of games from Maxis.

Stronghold of the Warriors Gate Demo Garners National Coverage

Stars and Stripes: A demo manned by members of the Stronghold of the Warriors Gate of the Western Kingdom, a shire at Osan Air Base in South Korea, was featured in a recent Pacific issue of Stars and Stripes Magazine.

Textile Treasures on Display in Munich

Stella Seraphina von Leuchtenberg announced that the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich will host "Textile Treasures from Renaissance and Baroque."

Malta Fever Linked to Bad Cheese in Ancient Italy

Discovery News: Medical researchers studying remains from the towns of Herculaneum and Stabiae have discovered a disease of the joints thought to be caused by contaminated cheese.

Iron Age Ranching in England

Researchers from the English Heritage, a conservation society, believe that mysterious crop lines provide evidence for Iron Age cattle ranching.

Italian "Stonehenge" Discovered Two columns of granite blocks, reminiscent of Stonehenge, have been found in Calabria in southern Italy.

Viking Remains Found in Warburton, England

Manchester Online: Archaeologists from the University of Manchester have discovered both Viking and Roman artifacts at a site near the village of Warburton, England.

Treaty for Estrella War XIX Online

Robert of Deerbourne, Kingdom Webminister for the Outlands, has announced that the Treaty for Estrella War XIX is now online.

October 28th

Grimm's Tents Notes Deadline for Reservations at 2002 Prices

Grimm's Inc., a major supplier of rental tents to Pennsic staff and to attending groups and households, announces January 1, 2003 as the deadline of reserving Pennsic 32 tents at the same price as Pennsic 31.

Barony Flaming Gryphon has New Champion

The Barony of Flaming Gryphon, located in southwestern Ohio, hosted its Baronial Championships last weekend. Here's an excellent report written by a gentle who was there.

Nonmember Surcharge Explained

In an announcement on the SCA Homepage, the Board of Directors of the SCA addressed the issue of the Nonmember Surcharge.

SCA Officer Directory Updated

The directory of officers of the SCA has been updated to reflect recent changes.

Mistress Tetchubah of Greenlake Retires as Society Exchequer

At the October 19, 2002 meeting of the SCA Board of Directors, held in the Kingdom of the Outlands, Mistress Tetchubah of Greenlake retired as Society Exchequer.

Position Available: Chronicler of the Society

The Board of Directors of the SCA has announced that it is seeking applicants for Society Chronicler.

College of 3 Ravens Seeking Instructors

Orianna Fridrikskona landvarnarmadr, Class Coordinator for the College of 3 Ravens is seeking instructors.

Tribune Darius Aurelius Serpentus wins Eastern Crown

Tribune Darius Aurelius Serpentus has won the Eastern Crown for Countess Roxane Farabi.

Syr Edouard Beausoleil New Ealdormere Prince

Calontir List: Syr Edouard Beausoleil was victorious in last weekend's Ealdormere Crown Tourney.

Bare Bernini Beauties Revealed

Two marble statues by sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini have been restored to their original bare-breasted beauty.

Atenveldt Takes Applications for Estrella XX Autocrats

Applications for the Main Autocrat positions for Estrella XX are being sought by the Atenveldt Royals and Seneschal.

Herbal Gatherings Seeks Articles

Herbal Gatherings, the newsletter of the Herbal Guild of Meridies, is seeking articles for its next issue.

House Marsvin Offers Articles on Medieval Garb

Those gentles interested in garb and textiles should not fail to have a look at a webpage hosted by Marienna Jensdatter and Asbj

Sword and Chrysanthemum in Eisental

From the East Kingdom comes this lovely report by Ii Saburou on the recent "Sword and Chrysanthemum" event in the Shire of Eisental. Reprinted with permission of the author.

October 26th

Actor Richard Harris Dies at 72

Best known for his roles as King Arthur in Camelot and Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films, Richard Harris died Friday in London from Hodgkins Disease.