Archive - Jan 2004

January 15th

Robin Netherton to Lecture at University of Illinois

All Things Medieval, the student interest group at the University of Illinois-Springfield, and the Shire of Swordcliffe, will host a free day-long seminar by medieval clothing expert Robin Netherton.

Metal Casting

Dame Aoife share resources for metal casting in this week's column.

Atlantian 12th Night Photos Online

Caterine St. Loe has announced that her lord, Steven Weymark, has made available a number of photos taken at the January 2004 Atlantian 12th Night.

Scottish Music Teacher Recreates Ancient Horn

John Kenny, a Scottish musicologist, is helping to recreate an ancient silver trumpet used in the Middle East.

January 14th

Oerthan SCAdian Critically Injured in Traffic Accident

This morning, Viscountess Mistress Alicianne de Montfort of Sprucewood, OP, (mka Ann Clark) was involved in a very serious traffic accident on icy roads near her home in Selviergard, Oertha.

Legal Changes for Minors Affect Estrella War

Yehudah of Nuremberg, High Sheriff of Atenveldt, has announced that there are changes to rules for minors attending this year's Estrella War.

Photos from Quest for Lancelot Event Online

Lady Sheridan has posted her photos from the Shire of Sangre del Sol's recent event.

January 13th

Stirling Heads to be Studied

Sunday Herald: 38 carved oak roundels comprise the "Stirling Heads," a treasure trove of 16th century woodworking thought to be "laden with visual metaphors aimed at visiting dignitaries."

Pennsic 33 Pre-Registration and Group Registration Open

Campers and group or household Land Agents can register on-line for Pennsic War 33 at, the official Pennsic website.

January 12th

AnTir Coronation Court Creates Eleven New Peers

The outgoing Majesties of AnTir honored many subjects in a nine-hour, marathon closing court at the kingdom's January 10, 2004 Twelfth Night and Coronation.

Update on Baron Koppel

Lord Aleksandr, of Trimaris, provides an update on Baron Koppel, an early Knight in the East Kingdom and in Trimaris, whose battle with mental illness and poverty has sparked a local relief effort.

Once More, With Hobbits

"Once More with Hobbits, A Lord of the Rings/Buffy the Vampire Slayer Adventure" is a filker's work in progress and an homage to both genres.

Disabilities Coordinator Makes Plans for Pennsic 33

Katya Zhdana Volkova Kievskaya, Disabilities Services Coordinator for Pennsic 33, has already begun making preparations for the August War.

"About the SCA: A Brochure for Site Owners"

A new, full-color brochure, designed to inform site owners about the SCA, is now available in PDF format on the SCA website.

January 11th

Legal Professionals Sought for Committee

Stephanie J. Smith, Chairperson of the SCA Legal Committee, is looking for SCA members with legal training for the Society Legal Committee.

Lift a Glass to Brewing

The Medieval and Renaissance Brewing Homepage focuses on the topic of historic brewing.

January 10th

William Wallace to be Given Hero's Burial

William Wallace, Scotland's national hero, has never been given a proper burial, but that is now to change.

Mummies Unearthed in Siberian Graveyard

New York Times: Russian scientists were surprised by five 1,000-year-old mummies, clad in reindeer skins and copper masks, discovered recently in a Siberian graveyard.

Indian Mob Destroys Ancient Manuscripts

Members of a group calling themselves Sambhaji Brigade destroyed over 30,000 ancient manuscripts January 5, 2004 at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.

January 9th

12th Night Coronation in Lochac

Images from the Coronation of Aedward and Yolande at the Kingdom of Lochac's Twelfth Night, held in the Canton of Krae Glas, are now available on the Krae Glas website.

Viscount Sir Gawyne d'Ibelin Passes On

Lochac's last Prince, Sir Gawyne d'Ibelin, Viscount, KSCA, OST, OSH, PC, AA has succumbed to leukemia after a long battle.

Lochac 12th Night Photos Online

Lord Karl has announced that he has placed photos from the recent Lochac 12th Night celebration online.

Roman Impact Devastating to Scottish Tribes

Herald: New research seems to conclude that the Roman occupation of northern Great Britain may have been devasting to Scottish tribes.

January 8th

Ivan the Terrible's Rude Letter

News Telegraph: In 1570, Ivan the Terrible, Tsar of Russia, wrote a letter to Elizabeth I, Queen of England that was, perhaps, the rudest letter ever received by the Queen.

January Additions to Stefan's Florilegium

THLord Stefan li Rous has announced additions to the Florilegium for January 2004.

SCA FAQ Available on Society Website

An extensive PDF file of "Frequently Asked Qestions" about the SCA is now available on the SCA website.

January 7th

Women of the Blue

A poem saluting the Princesses of Oertha was read at a recent court. The piece was written by Lady Catherine Willoughby.

Scotland to Safeguard Precious Stones

Herald: Scotland has inaugurated a "consultation document" to protect the country's carved stones for future generations.

Midrealm to Create Barony of Brendoken

Their Majesties Alasdair MacFhearghuis and Gueni

January 6th

AnTir Barony Brings Middle Ages to Life at "Return of the King" Showing

Daily Herald: Members of the Barony of Aquaterra (Snohomish County, Washington) offered movie-goers a little something special when they attended a Saturday performance of "The Return of the King" at a local cineplex. Reporter Jennifer Warnick covered the story for the "Daily Herald."