Archive - Nov 2004

November 15th

THL Kolfinna kottr to become Caid's first female Knight

THL Kolfinna kottr was asked by Caid's outgoing Majesties Brand and Nuala to join the order of the Chivalry this last Saturday.

A Christmas Dirge

"A Christmas Dirge" is a theatrical event being staged by Subtle Hint Productions, a comic take off on the Classic Dicken's Carol. (Not an SCA event)

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for November 2004

The Honorable Lord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2004.

Baroness Eleri of Caerleon to be Elevated to Pelican

Broinnfinn has announced that THL Eleri of Caerleon, Baroness of Axemoor, will be elevated to the Order of the Pelican.

November 14th

A Telling of the Outlands Crown Tournament, Fall 2004

Otagiri Tatsuzou was onhand to witness the refought Outlands Crown Tournament, and he shares his in-depth report of the noble deeds of arms.

Modern-day seige engineers compete in annual "Punkin Chunkin" contest

The 19th annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin was held last weekend near Millsboro, Delaware (USA). Thousands of people came to see modern "seige engines" (mostly powered by compressed air) hurl pumpkins across a cornfield.

Scottish Witches Pardoned

A township in Scotland celebrated Halloween by officially pardoning 81 people — and their cats — executed for witchcraft in the 16th and 17th centuries.

Sinclair Hawkins to be Knighted in Atlantia

Duke Sir Logan has announced that his squire, Lord Sinclair Hawkins, has been put on vigil for knighthood by Their Majesties of Atlantia.

November 13th

Yale Seminar to Cover Bayeux Tapestry

R. Howard Bloch will teach an NEH summer seminar at Yale University entitled The Bayeux Tapestry and the Making of the Anglo-Norman World.

The Dangers of Unsupervised Kilt-Wearing

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was photographed recently sitting next to Colonel Simon West of the 1st Battalion of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, who apparently was careless with the arrangement of his kilt.

A&S Shines at Bright Hills "TNT" Event

Lady Martel von Charlottenburg, Deputy Minster of A&S, for the Barony of Bright Hills, describes A&S activities at the recent Thegns and Thralls Event held in the Barony.

November 12th

Hobbits Discovered in Indonesia?

The skeletal remains of a tiny adult female discovered on an Indonesian island have researchers fantasizing about hobbits.

Stephen and Mathilde New Heirs to Lochac

Baron Stephen Aldred defeated Master Blaeney Botolfson in the final round of the Lochac Crown Tournament fought November 6, 2004.

Ibrahim al-Dimashqi Victorious in Outlands Tourney

Ibrahim al-Dimashqi, fighting for Illeana de Castaneda, was the victor of the November 6, 2004 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

A report from Outlands Crown Tournament

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, from Northshield, journeyed to the Kingdom of Outlands to attend that kingdom's Crown Tournament, and she returns with an event chronicle and photo album for us to enjoy.

Atlantia Crown Tourney Photos Online

Lidia de Ragusa has posted photos from the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Stefen and Jacqueline Last Heirs to Principality of Gleann Abhann

Duke Stefen Wolf, fighting for Duchess Jacqueline de Lyon, was victorious in the November 6, 2004 Coronet in the Principality of Gleann Abhann.

"Woven into the Earth" Now Available in English

The Viking textile classic, Woven into the Earth by Else Ostergaard, is now available in an English translation. Amazon.com has a review.

Rome Comes to HBO

HBO's miniseries on ancient Rome, being filmed now and scheduled to air next fall, is being called "dazzling."

November 11th

Rowany Baronial Investiture and Yule Feast

Come celebrate the end of an era and the start of a new one at the Rowany Baronial Investiture and Yule Feast, seeing the stepping down of Corin and Keridwen as Baron and Baroness of Rowany, and the stepping up of Hrothgar and Helene, by the hands of Draco and Serena, King and Queen of Lochac.

Robert and Denise New Heirs to Atlantia

Sir Robert D'Rath was the victor of the Crown Tournament fought in the Kingdom of Atlantia November 6, 2004.

East Kingdom web site defaced by protest group

Political protesters temporarily defaced the home page of the SCA's East Kingdom earlier today, replacing it with a page of their own creation.

University of Atlantia Winter Session

The winter session of the University of Atlantia will be February 5 2005, hosted by the College of Caer Gelynniog. The site is Fluvanna County High School in Palmyra, VA.

12th Night EK Squires Tourney

A new installation of the EK Squires Tourney will be held this 12th Night in the Barony of Dragonship Haven.

Tristram and Katrine New Heirs to Calontir

Ilya reports that Master Tristram of Lindesfarne, fighting for Lady Katrine Thorroffsdottir, was victorious in the November 6, 2004 Calontir Crown Tourney.

Photos from Feast of the Bear, Eoforwic's 30th Anniversary

The Royal City of Eoforwic recently held Feast of the Bear, Featuring the XXXth Anniversary of the Royale City of Eoforwic; TwoRavens.org has a photo album from the event.

Canadian Textile Archivist Dorothy Kate Burnham Dies in Toronto

Author and textile archivist Dorothy Burnham died October 24, 2004 in Toronto. Burnham spent over 70 years researching textiles and was formerly employed by the Royal Ontario Museum.

Report from the Tournament at Baron's Howe

William Scrymgeour reports on the Tournament at Baron's Howe held September 3-6, 2004 in the Canton of Flaming Sky in Ealdormere.

Stolen Titian Painting Recovered

Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac, a 16th century painting believed to be by Renaissance master Titian, was recovered recently after being stolen from a collector's home.

November 10th

Grimwithshire attains Incipiency

At the Barony of Wealdsmere Tournament of Raven's on November 6th in the court of TRM Thorin and Daegmar, it was announced that the new group formed in the former unclaimed lands of An Tir is incipient and shall be known as Grimwithshire.