Archive - Aug 2004

August 9th

25th Annual Tournament of Valor

More photos from Highlands War X

Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted another photo album by Lady Elena, taken at Highlands War X in the Barony of Ered Sul.

Roman Floors Re-Discovered

Two rare 4th century Roman floors, unearthed in 1880 and reburied by workmen, have been re-discovered on the Isle of Wight.

August 8th

Highlands War X Photos

Lady Fantasia Elena di Tommaso of House Staghold has posted over forty photographs from the recent Highlands War X in Atenveldt.

Divers Investigate Wreck of the Mary Rose

England's Ministry of Defence has funded exploration of the site of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose which lies at the bottom of Portsmouth Harbor.

August 7th

Dancing the War Away!

Do you think the Pennsic War is just about battles and war points? No! It's about dancing!

Times Herald: AEthelmearc Subjects Help Celebrate City's History

Olean, New York celebrated its bicentennial recently with a little help from the lords and ladies of AEthelmearc. Reporter Dave Demarest of the The Times-Herald covered the action.

National Geographic: Was Gueneviere a Pictish Princess?

The new King Arthur film has National Geographic wading into the debate about the historical King Arthur and Camelot.

August 6th

Court Jester Wanted: Must be Merry and Bedecked

For the first time since 1649, England is looking to hire a national court jester. Qualifications? "Merriness and owning an outfit with bells."

Harvest Tourney and Summits Archery Championship

The Shire of Corvaria is proud to be hosting the Summits Archery Championship! All Principality archers are invited to travel to sunny Central Oregon to vie for this most high honor.

A Scribe is Born!

An Atenveldt scribe, Jennifer Trethewy, is now the proud mother of a new daughter.

Pennsic Vampire wants your blood!

They crave to draw forth the red elixir of life from your veins — but in a nice way! Help save a life by donating blood at the American Red Cross blood drive at Pennsic 33.

Sad tidings in Tir Ysgithr: The passing of Tzar the Mastiff

From the Barony of Tir Ysgithr in Atenveldt comes news of the death of an English Mastiff named Tzar, beloved companion and a member of the Royal Menagerie. Lord Mikhail, Tzar's human companion, shares the tale of Tzar's life.

August 5th

Historic Combat Series at Pennsic XXXIII

Asbjorn Johansen has announced that the third annual Historic Combat Series, featuring authentic forms of combat, will take place at Pennsic XXXIII.

New waiver for equestrian activities in the SCA

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, announces a new liability waiver for equestrian activities in the SCA.

Group brings Middle Ages to life

The Big Spring Herald reports from Crossrode Keep's Sundered Shield Tournament.

Volunteers Needed for Pennsic Known World Children’s' Fete

Duchess Arielle the Golden has announced that volunteers are still needed for the Seventh Annual Pennsic Children’s Fete, which will take place on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the Barn.

August 4th

Silver Pass IX

Good citizens of the Known World, here is news for the dancers, drummers and brewers among our populace. Silver Pass IX will take place September 3-6, 2004 in the Shire Rio de Las Animas, Kingdom of the Outlands.

Pennsic Chirurgeonate will no longer provide free OTC meds

Citing legal liability concerns and a policy decision from the Society and Pennsic Autocrat levels, the Pennsic Chirurgeonate has announced that self-service over-the-counter medications will no longer be available at Chirurgeons' Point.

Aventiure Advances to Full Status

Sovany Barcsi Janos, New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced that the Shire of Aventiure has become a full status chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Notes to the Wise: Writing the Medieval Missive

This week, Dame Aoife offers her links about how to write letters forsoothly and includes links on how to write award recommendations.

August 3rd

Middle Ages, and battle, at Richard Bland College

The Progress-Index visits the the Canton of River's Point at their "Last Chance" event.

Scribes to Gather at Pennsic

Despina de la Brasov has announced that there will be a Known World Scribal Gathering at the Middle Kingdom Royal Encampment at this year's Pennsic War.

August 2nd

Combat Archery Survey

The Society Marshal for Combat Archery is wishing to have as many Combat Archers as possible answer a small survey for her about yourself and the equipment you use, to get a general feel for these things across the Society.

Court Report and Photos from Barony of Ered Sul

Dame Katharine of Cate Hall, the Aten Signet, provides a detailed Court Report and a photo album from Their Majesties' Court in the Barony of Ered Sul.

Atlantia Unbelted Fighters Announced for Pennsic War

Count Valharic, the Atlantian Warlord, has announced the list of unbelted fighters chosen for the Pennsic War.

Rapier Fighter pushes the limit at Pennsic

Born in New York City, but now living in Paris, Baron Raphael di Angelo plans to fight over one thousand rapier opponents at Pennsic 33, fulfilling a "personal challenge."

August 1st

Archaeologists Research Bishops' Lives at Scotland's Fetternear House

The archaeological dig at Fetternear House in rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland, does not focus on finding objects so much as studying the lives of the residence's owners, several bishops.

Experts discover archaeological surprise beneath Pompeii

Archaeologists from Basilicata University in Italy are excavating part of the southwestern edge of Pompeii, revealing a civilization that predates even the Romans.

Young Adults to Gather at Pennsic

There will be a gathering for young adults ages 16-20 at the Kingdom of Atenveldt Royal Encampment at this year's Pennsic War.