Archive - 2003

December 21st

Atlantia to Choose New Royal Bard at 12th Night

Their Majesties of Atlantia will be choosing a new Royal Barb at the upcoming Kingdom Twelfth Night celebration January 10, 2004 in the Barony of Windmasters Hill.

New Exhibit on 13th-14th Century Illumination at the Getty

"The Glory of the Gothic Page" will be on display at the Getty Museum, in Los Angeles, California, through March 7, 2004.

December 20th

Miniature Equestrians Sought in AnTir

Aeschine Gearranach has announced that AnTir's 12th Night A&S Display will be the scene of the Miniature Medieval Equestrian Costume & Equipment Contest.

17th Century Indonesian Coins Found on the Banks of the Thames

Guardian Unlimited: Ninety rare 17th century coins from Java have been found buried in mud on the banks of London's River Thames.

Atlantia Subject Killed in Auto Accident

Lord David of Crannog Mor, also known as Lord David the Kitchen Help, was killed in an automobile accident December 15, 2003.

"Warrior of Lattes" Discovered in Southern France

A 2500-year-old stone sculpture depicting an armored warrior has been unearthed in southern France.

December 19th

St Catherine's Fair Photos Online

Photographs from the recent St. Catherine's Fair in the Kingdom of Lochac are now available online.

Announcement of Second Annual "Barhus Prize"

Baroness Mairi ni Raghaillaigh and Baron Mord Hrutsson the Green will once again be offering the "Barhus Prize" for best documentation at the Ice Dragon A&S Pentathlon in March in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael.

March Madness Meets Kitchen Wars in Oertha

Alaskan SCAdians are planning to warm up the northern climate with cooking and fighting at March Madness Meets Kitchen Wars March 6, 2004 in Anchorage, AK.

British Businessman to Lead Archers in Second Battle of Agincourt

Don Baggs, an amateur historian from Monmouth, south Wales, wants to disrupt plans to build a windfarm near the site of the Battle of Agincourt by leading his own army of archers.

December 18th

Kent Couple Finds Iron Age Hoard

A hoard of coins dating from 150 BCE was discovered recently near Maidstone, England by a couple using a metal detector.

SCA Board of Directors Meetings Scheduled

Here are the scheduled dates for the next year's SCA BoD meetings, courtesy of the SCA President, Meg Baron. Meetings are open to the populace.

Images of Lochac's November Crown Available Online

The Kingdom of Lochac's November Crown Tourney was held in the Barony of Aneala. Gwynfor Lwyd shares his photo album of the event.

Israeli Group in Need of Fencing Instructor

Yehoshua ben Haym haYerushalmi, Seneschal of the new shire forming in Israel, is seeking help to train fencers in the shire.

December 17th

An Tir Bids Farewell to Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland

Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland, Knight of the Society and Baron of the Lions Gate in AnTir, who died December 16, 2003, is remembered by his SCA family.

Help Sought in Locating Stolen Musical Instrument

A rare medieval horn was stolen from a resident of Atlantia. His friend in the Midrealm has published a letter describing the instrument, and seeking help in recovering it.

Welsh University Undertakes "Lord of the Rings" Research Project

A professor at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, along with volunteers from around the world, will soon be canvassing film-goers for their responses to "Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King."

December 16th

Monarchs and Leaders

Learn British history the easy way with the BBC's "Monarchs & Leaders," an interactive website that covers the country's history from "the Angevins to the Windsors."

Hugh and Theresa Invested in Stormhold

At the recent investiture, Sir Hugh and Lady Theresa became the new Baron and Baroness of Stormhold in the Kingdom of Lochac.

William Marshal Tourney and Feast Photos Online

Photos of the recent William Marshal Tourney and Feast, and several other recent Lochac events, are now available on the World Wide Web.

Robert d' Ardrieu to Face Challenge in Free Scholar Prize Fight

Lords Caradoc de Tisbury, Nemet Arpad and Cernac of the Kingdom of Drachenwald have announced that Lord Robert d' Ardrieu will face three Free Scholars December 13, 2003.

December 15th

"Terry Jones' Medieval Lives" Premiers on The History Channel

Monty Python member Terry Jones tackles the Middle Ages in "Terry Jones' Medieval Lives", a new series which debuts on The History Channel starting January 3.

Lochac World Domination Plans Revealed?

Intelligence sources have alerted the rest of the Knowne Worlde to the latest covert efforts by Lochac agents to achieve world domination.

December 14th

All Roads Lead to Iowa?

The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has brought a little bit of the Roman Empire to their city by hosting Art in Roman Life: Villa To Grave, September 2003-August 2005.

9th Century Viking Queen May Hold Key to Mystery

The bones of a 1,200-year-old Viking Queen may help scientists solve the mystery of a ritual sacrifice.

Play the Costume Game

Have fun dressing mannequins with the BBC's "Dress the Men" and "Dress the Ladies" history game.

December 13th

Viking Sword Hilt National Treasure

This is Herefordshire: A gilded 10th century sword hilt became Britain's newest national treasure when it took up residency at the British Museum December 11, 2003.

Roman Gaming Die Fetches Astonishing Auction Price

The dodecahedral gaming or fortune-telling die auctioned by Christies on December 11 brought a sale price much higher than estimated.

Electronic Folklore Site Offers Resources for Researchers and Storytellers

ResearchBuzz: The Directory of Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts offers a searchable database for those doing research in the field or looking for bardic inspiration.

December 12th

Qveere Eye for thye Medieval Man

New humor from the create your own Bayeux Tapestry web site: a medieval reality show.