Archive - Jun 2004

June 17th

Warriors and Warlords XI

This is Northshield's premier camping event.

Border Folks May Claim African Roots

Archaeologists working on Hadrian's wall have found evidence that 500 Moors may have manned the wall in the 3rd century.

Costumes Bring Back Medieval Era

Indiana Digital Student: A reporter describes the goings-on at the Constellation Regional Textiles Gathering in the Shire of Mynydd Seren in the Middle Kingdom.

History Channel Looks at the Arthur Legend

On Sunday June 20, 2004 at 9:00 p.m. (EDT), the History Channel will present "The Quest for King Arthur."

Scribes of the Known World to Gather at Pennsic War

The Known World Scribal Gathering will take place at this year's Pennsic War at the Middle Kingdom's Royal Encampment.

Tempers Flare Over Remains of "Wookey Witch"

New owners of the cave where the remains of the "Wookey Witch" were discovered fear the results of an ancient curse and want them back.

Quiz: What Calligraphy Hand Are You?

Quizilla wants to know, based on your responses to a "personality" quiz, "What calligraphy hand are you?"

June 16th

Tangled Webs: Medieval Weaving

This week, Dame Aoife gets all tied up in knots as she shares her research and links on medieval weaving.

Photos from Atlantia's Sapphire Joust Online

Lords James and Connor have posted photos from the recent Sapphire Joust in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

1,000-Year-Old Padded Bra Discovered in China

Archaeologists have discovered a 1,000-year-old padded bra in a tomb in Inner Mongolia.

Grilled Olive Oil Bread

This is an extremely simple dish to prepare, and although probably not documentable, it certainly could have been made in period. I tried it on a whim one day while grilling steak, and everyone loved it.

Slice the loaf of bread across its middle flatwise, so that you are making two flat halves each with maximum crust, as if it were a giant hamburger bun.

Lay out the bread with the crust side downward, and pour olive oil on it until the top is covered and the oil is soaking in.

Add a dusting of garlic, another dusting of black pepper, and (if you wish) other spices such as basil and oregano. Don't overdo the spices; you want the flavor of the bread to come through. In particular, if you use the oregano, use only a small amount because oregano has a very strong flavor.

Put the two halves on the grill, oil side up, on low flame, for just a couple of minutes until the bread has started to warm and the oil has had time to soak in. Make sure there are no dry spots on the top of the bread.

Now turn the bread over, turn up the flame to medium, and cook until the oil side of the bread just barely starts to toast to crispness.

Remove from grill, and serve hot. Feeds four hungry people or six nibblers.

"Voices for Tolerance in an Age of Persecution" at the Folger

''Voices for Tolerance in an Age of Persecution'' will be on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, through October 30.

House Blacksword Offers Ealdormere Citizens Pennsic Challenge

Isabella Vanicelle, Deputy Commissar for the Ealdormere Commissariat, has announced a fundraiser challenge to raise money for the kingdom's program which offers support for fighters.

Melee in the Park

Lebanon Memorial Park, 130 E. Ulen Dr., Lebanon, IN 46052

Macbeth Auditions to Take Place in Carolingia

Rhyd For-MacRae Productions and the Mummers of Carolingia (Boston, MA) will hold auditions for a production of "Macbeth" to be performed in November.

June 15th

Warbands 2004 Photos Online

Raphe Cuthbert of West Dragonshire has posted photos from the Warbands 2004 event held recently in Insulae Draconis.

An Update on the Updates to SCAtoday.net

The first day was a little rocky, but hopefully things are better now. This article explains a little about the upgrade, why we did it, and what's planned for the future.

Principality of Oertha Coronet

The populace of Oertha is invited on a pilgrimage to the Holy lands! While on our travels, Prince Cyrus and Princess Amber invite all to accompany them to witness the field of honor in the selection of Their Heirs. http://www.angelfire.com/ak/Oertha/Calendar/summercoronet39.html

What if Monty Python Filmed "Lord of the Rings"?

SCAdians love Tolkien, and SCAdians love Monty Python. At last, someone has found a way to combine these two cultural treasures into a single artistic endeavor that will leave you breathless.

Atila's Excellent Roman Adventure

Sal Dunn: Sal Dunn, columnist for Snitch Weekly writes about Atila's romp through the Roman Empire in the 4th century.

June 14th

Military Odyssey to Attract Re-enactors from Around the Globe

Military Odyssey, the world's largest multi-period re-enactors' faire, will take place in Detling, England August 28-30, 2004.

The Dumbek Revealed!

T'cos J'os reveals the "True History of the Dumbek" in a very tongue-in-cheek essay.

New Source for Latin Study Delights British Schoolchildren

The Cambridge Online Latin Project is giving thousands of British schoolchildren the chance to study Latin and making them enjoy the experience.

Principality of the Mists Coronet

Principality of Cynagua Coronet

Palatine Barony of the Far West Coronet Tourney

An invitation is extended to all that might wish to venture to the farthest reaches of the Kingdom. The title of Palatine Baron/ess will go to the resident of the Far West that bests all comers in a martial tourney.

Kingdom of the West Crown Tournament

Trimaris Coronation

Trimaris Crown Tourney

Outlands Coronation