Archive - Aug 2004

August 25th

Known World Novice Tourney a Success

Count Sir Sarnac of the Kingdom of Ealdormere reports on the Known World Novice Tourney which was held at Pennsic XXXIII.

Bow Timbers of the "Mary Rose" Found

Twenty years after the Mary Rose was dramatically raised from the seabed, marine archaeologists have found the bow of the ship.

SCA Families Wanted for ABC Television Show

The producers of a new television program for ABC are looking for SCA families interested in participating.

Sterlynge Schola

The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle is proud to host another Sterlynge Schola on Saturday, 13 November, AS 39 at Trinity Memorial Church, 44 Main Street, Binghamton, NY 13905.

Toys for Tots Tournament

On November 20th, Wyvern Cliffe will be having the annual Toys for Tots Tournament.

Harvest Captaincy

Winter's Gate presents Harvest Captaincy, September 4-5, 2004 at the Wilderness Pavillion, Alaskaland/Pioneer Park in Fairbanks, Alaska.

August 24th

Haaretz: Crusader-Era Remains Found in Jaffa

The remains of a 12th century crusader-era man were discovered recently during excavations in the Jaffa, Israel flea market.

Irish Examiner: Ireland is Not Atlantis Say Experts

The National Museum of Ireland has issued a statement dismissing claims by a Swedish researcher that Ireland was the legendary Atlantis.

Ben Schragger pleads guilty to sex offense charges

Benjamin Schragger, former youth leader for the Shire of Eisental and East Kingdom Dean of Pages, has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to eleven counts of sexual and other inappropriate conduct with minors.

SCAtoday.net registered users can now submit events

The SCAtoday.net web site has been enhanced so that any registered user can submit event notices directly, rather than having to email them to our editors.

Cookie Wars

The members of the Barony of Knight's Crossing will soon be joining forces with our fellows to decide once and for all (at least for this year) which is most tasty - Medieval Sweets or Modern Cookies. Come join us on 27-29 August, 2004 at the Youth Campground, D-64747 Breuberg-Wald-Amorbach.

St. Augustine's Faire

The Shire of Heraldshill proudly presents St. Augustine's Faire Aug. 27, 2004 at 5 PM until Aug. 29, 2004 at 12 PM (noon).

AEthelmearc Coronation

One and all are invited to attend this Grand Event, the Coronation of Rurik and Angelik, 14th King and Queen of the Sylvan Kingdom of AEthelmearc. So please join us for the celebration, co-hosted by the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands and the Incipient Shire of Kings Crossing.

August 23rd

Emerald Beast IV: Hunt for the Beast

Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-5, just north of Tiffin in northwest Ohio. Site opens 5pm Friday, closes Sunday afternoon after cleanup. The site includes cabins, a camping area, a large fire ring, fields, woods, a feast hall, showers, and flushies. Site is wet.

Grizel's Pennsic War Photos

Grizel (of the Midrealm) has posted a photo album from Pennsic War 33.

Preserving Viking Site in Ireland

Calls have been made for an interpretive centre to be built near the site of a rural Viking settlement at Woodstown in Ireland.

Masters of Defense Tourney

A unique tournmanet is coming up on the weekend of September 10-12, 2004. This will be the first tournament of its kind in Atlantia to demand that the victorious fighter demonstrate prowess in both armored and rapier combat.

Sterling Renaissance Festival Sold on eBay

One of the oldest Renaissance Faires in the United States, the Sterling Renaissance Festival, was up for bids recently on eBay.

Fortuna's Champion

The Shire of Isengau in succession of the Canton Roterde holds once again the quest for Fortunas Champion.

Cooks and Bards Symposium III

Come join us in a delight for your gastronomic and bardic soul. Two days of cooking and merriment right at the end of the fall harvest season when the Barony of Windhaven Presents Cooks and Bards Symposium III.

Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday

The Barony of the Sacred Stone would like to welcome each of you to our fine Barony to celebrate our Baronial Birthday with us which will be held at Kings Mountain State Park in northern South Carolina, September 10-12, 2004.

Help Support the Troops/Challenge to Honor HE Friedrich von Konigsberg

Nineteen SCA groups in three kingdoms have joined forces to support the troops in the Middle East.

Myrtle Beach Online: Da Vinci Code Fans Flock to Scottish Chapel

Fans of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code are seeking the Holy Grail for themselves at Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel.

August 22nd

Golden Mask Discovered in Bulgaria

A magnifcant 2,400 year old golden mask has been discovered in Shipka, Bulgaria, is thought to depict King Seutus III, a 5th century BC leader of the Thracians.

August 21st

Medieval Graves Found in Berkshire

Archaeologists say they have found what they believe to be the biggest medieval burial ground, in Newbury, Berkshire, near the 16th Century Litten Chapel.

Bid to save manuscript for Britain

Arts Minister Estelle Morris has deferred the export of the Macclesfield Psalter, a 14th century manuscript from East Anglia, to its purchaser, Los Angeles' Getty Museum, to give British bidders an opportunity to gather the funds to purchase it.

August 20th

National Geographic: New Evidence of Atlantis Found in Spain and Ireland

New evidence from two different sources has placed the legendary Atlantis in either Spain or Ireland.

Shire of Rivenvale advances to full status

Their Majesties Felix and Madeleina of the Middle Kingdom have proclaimed Rivenvale to be a full-status Shire, as of Midrealm Court at Pennsic 33.

Pennsic Independent web edition for August 20

The Pennsic Independent web edition is available on the publication's web site.