Archive - Nov 2002

Date

November 22nd

Cricket's Excellent Adventure

From Calontir comes this report of the Ransom Event, held November 16, 2002 in the Shire of Dun Ard, through the eyes of Cricket, a member of the SouthWind Hall Pack.

November 21st

Estrella War Needs You!

Atenveldt: Every event, no matter what its size, depends upon the assistance of many, many people to make it work. Last year it took almost 6000 hours and 700 volunteers to make Estrella XVIII a success!

Physics Meets History in Solving Greenland Mystery

Europhysics News: An extensive article on Carbon-14 dating of the Norsemen in Greenland appears in the May/June 2002 issue of Europhysics News.

November 20th

Midrealm Pennsic 32 Royalty Profiled

This month's lead story is a profile of Their Royal Highnesses, Pieter van Doorn and Nan Astrid of York, who will be War King and War Queen of the Middle at Pennsic 32.

Georgian Monastery Discovered in Jerusalem

Independent Online: Israeli archaeologists in Jerusalem have uncovered a 5th century Byzantine monastery linked to a group of Georgian monks.

Storytellers Gather for Tellabration

Tellabration, an annual worldwide storytelling event, will take place November 23, 2002.

Calontir to Have Kingdom License Plates

SCA members in Missouri will soon have the option to purchase Kingdom of Calontir license plates for their vehicles.

Soothsayers Sought in East Kingdom

Soothsayers of the East Kingdom who would like to be considered as active members of the East Kingdom Soothsayers' Guild should contact the Guild's Recordkeeper.

November 19th

Master William Blackfox Award Winners Announced

Honor of Restormel, the Society Chronicler, has announced the Master William Blackfox Award winners for A.S. 36. These awards are given for excellence in newsletter writing and publication within the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Caid Coronation Pictures Online

Images from the Coronation of Gerhart and Una are available on the Caid Kingdom website.

Great Valor Seen at Southern Crusades

From the Kingdom of Atenveldt comes news of great valor on the battlefield in a report by Duncan MacConnell.

Shire of Quintavia to Hold Regional Fighter Practice

The Orchard Hills Athletic Club in Lancaster, MA will be the site of a regional fighter practice on December 8, 2002.

November 18th

Victors Hailed at Winter Rose Tournament

The Incipient Shire of Drakelaw last weekend hosted its annual Winter Rose Tournament, and a fine lady from neighboring Barony of Flame tells us of the day's festivities and honourable combat.

Caer Anterth Seeks Blood Donors for Boar's Head Event

From the Midrealm comes word of a blood drive to be held at Boar's Head on December 7.

November 17th

Personal Accounts Now Available

Visitors to SCAtoday.net are now invited to register for personal accounts by clicking on the "Create" button on the Headlines page.

November 15th

M-I-C.....K-E-Y....

An Austrian church is the site of an archeological find containing a rodent of unusual....shape. Does a certain famous Disney character have a European ancestor?

First Sunday Declared "Boffer Sunday" for Midrealm Youth

Young Midrealmers interested in learning SCA fighter practices may gather at the Renaissance Fencing Club in Madison Heights, MI.

Coded Tudor Letter Translated into English

Times Online: The Times of London reports that a coded letter written in French to Queen Elizabeth I has been translated into English for the first time.

Estrella Treaty Negotiations Now Complete

The treaty for the Estrella War is now available online.

Finding Vikings

Independent.co.uk: Writer Harriet O'Brien goes on a quest to find out what Vikings were really all about in a news story from Independent.co.uk.

Another Calontiri Rides the Bus

Reservations are still being taken for Calontir residents who wish to take the charter bus to the Estrella War.

Early Celts Cannibals?

Discovery News: Possible evidence of cannibalism among early Celts has been found in Berkshire, England.

Local Council Finds Roman Wall in Family's Backyard

A Saxon burial urn and a Roman wall have been found in a Buckinghamshire garden.

St. Birgitta's Bones to Solve Mystery

Scientists plan to use DNA testing to determine the burial site of Sweden's St. Birgitta.

Calontir History Page Seeks Photos

Photographs from the reign of Martino and Ariel are being sought for the Calontir History Page.

November 13th

House Staghold to Host Bardic Festival at Estrella War

Rialto: A household in Atenveldt will host its second annual Bardic Festival and competition, featuring four performance categories, at Estrella War 2003.

November 12th

Wedding Bells to Ring at Pennsic XXXII

Baroness Poolyanna Bogdanavna and Sir Decker Hawkeswood of Artemisia will be married at Pennsic XXXII.

Lochac Ceremonies Online

The cemeronies for the Kingdom of Lochac are now available online.

Ansteorra, the Board Game

Cynric de Bedwyn, inventor of Ansteorra, the Board Game insists that all that is required is 2d6 and a sense of humor.

Cleveland Museum of Art Offers Medieval Treasures Online

The Cleveland Museum of Art holds an extensive collection of medieval treasures, including a newly-renovated Armor Court.