Archive - Jun 3, 2004

College of Heralds Bans Antarctic Newsletter

The Quarter: In an effort, noble but probably doomed to failure, to protect the moral fibre of the SCA, the College of Heralds has banned "The Quarter". Too bad, because the parody newsletter's latest issue has just been allowed to escape its cage.

Ansteorra to Host "Knight Free" Night Tourney

An unbelted-fighter tournament to benefit the Chirurgeonate and the Water Bearers' Guild will coincide with Ansteorra's 25th Anniversary party.

Young SCAdian Dies in Train Accident

The Columbian: Ashley M. Falk, a seventh-grader and SCA member from the Kingdom of An Tir, was fatally injured in an accident at a railroad bridge on Monday evening.

Calontir Teen Competes for Miss Teen Kansas Crown

Pratt Tribune: 16-year-old SCA member Karly Roberts is one of 10 teenage girls who might be named Miss Teen Kansas on June 12, 2004.

The Establishment and Demise of the Medieval Nordic Settlements on Greenland: The Role of Natural Climate Change

Comments on a site related to the study of global warming assert that Viking records suggest current global warming is not caused by greenhouse gases.

Update: "Musketeer" Skeletons Include Female

Expatica: Six skeletons discovered in a garden in Maastricht, Netherlands, are much more modern than first believed and include the remains of a woman.

Icelandic Sagas Tell of Viking Life

National Geographic: A series of 40 narratives written in the 13th and 14th centuries tell of the Viking Age in Iceland and may have influenced Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings."