Archive - Sep 2004

September 16th

Rocky Mountain Historical Combat Guild Regional Gathering

The Rocky Mountain Historical Combat Guild is having a regional gathering for our various study groups in the Front Range area. The intent is to get together, show everyone what we have been working on, socialize, and have fun. The event will take place at Skyview Middle School in Colorado Springs on September 25th.

Goose Festival - CANCELLED

CANCELLED In celebration of the change of season and the harvest, Ravensfjord is happy to host the first ever Ravensfjord Goose Festival.

Ben Dunfirth Baronial Birthday Bash

It's a brisk autumn day. The harvests have been plentiful. As you walk along the winding country road you hear laughter and merriment and see a warm, welcoming light coming from an Inn. You approach the Inn to hear a celebration in progress. The Inn-Keeper leans out the door and beckons you to join the fun.

Come celebrate with us and enjoy a day of Archery and Heavy Weapons activities. (Weather, and Marshalls permitting) And a harvest-time, tavern-style feast.

Real Viking II

Leap back 1000 years to the time the Vikings dominated northern Europe by attending Real Viking II. A unique Arts and Sciences Event of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., Real Viking II might best be described as a Living History Schola.

Barbarians at the Gate &The Second Annual Northern Collegium

The Shire of Noergate proudly presents Barbarians at the 'Gate: A Planned Occurence in a Pastorial Setting & The Second Annual Northern Collegium (w/ Shire of BrennisteinnVatn) Come join us as we once again celebrate the fall harvest. Join us in a day of laughter, learning, levity and friendship.

Battle of Lornevale Keep

Coming soon to a Castle near you..... The Battle of Lornevale Keep is Saturday, September 25. It will be beginning with Siege classes in the morning, Stew pot for lunch, warlord tourney to determine sides, woods battle, field battle, and castle battle. Archery through out the day, and a bon fire in the evening hours to sing around and tell stories of great battles fought, of friends both far and near.

Estrella War Pre-Registration Details

Anita de Challis has pre-registration information for the upcoming Estrella War.

Pennsic XXXIII Opening Ceremonies Photos Online

Ron Lutz II has posted photos from the Opening Ceremonies of Pennsic XXXIII, including many of AEthelemarc members and royalty.

Discovery: Scientists Seek Santa Maria

Archaeologist Kathleen Deagan believes she may have found the resting site of Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria.

September 15th

British Art Fund Offers £500,000 to Help Save Medieval Manuscript

The National Art Collections Fund has offered £500,000 to help save the 14th-century Macclesfield Psalter which was recently sold at auction.

Cromwell's Flagship Found in Ireland?

Underwater archaeologists working on a wreck of a 17th century ship off the coast of Ireland believe that it may be the flagship of English ruler Oliver Cromwell.

Own a Piece of Sherwood Forest!

A square foot plot of Sherwood Forest is being auctioned on eBay.

Torlonia Marbles to be open to the public

A collection of more than 600 marble statues and tombs from the Roman period will once again be open to the public.

Sir Corbet Winner of Atlantia's First Masters of Defense Tourney

Kynnyth Pyke, Marshal in Charge for the recent Masters of Defense Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia, reports that Sir Corbet was the victor.

September 14th

Photos from Gothic Wars in Ansteorra online

The Western Region of Ansteorra once again produced a fabulous Gothic Wars! Lady Sabine le Curter has published photos from this wonderful event, including many of HRM Draco's Barrier Championship tournament.

Lochac Saga Online

The Lochac Saga, an illuminated book detailing the history of the Kingdom, is now available to view online.

September 13th

Mexican Wal-Mart Thought to Disturb Physic Balance of Ancient City

Protesters claim that the construction of a new grocery store near the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan will upset the "cosmic equilibrium" of the area.

Visiting the past

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette asks: "Why do people do this?"

Atlantia Coronation Photos Online

THLady Adeliza of Bristol has posted numerous photos from the September 4, 2004 Coronation of Janos and Rachel in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Oertha Population Increases by One

The birth of Corbin Faeron Grimsson September 6, 2004 to Grimr and Tynan of Oertha has added to that Principality's population.

Tomuki and Beatricia new Royal Heirs in Outlands

Abd al-Hakim ibn abd al-Rahman Shaddad al-Tomuki, called Tomuki, was the victor in Outlands crown tournament, earning the privilege of bestowing the Queen's Crown upon Beatrice Carmela Mercante, called Beatricia.

September 12th

Pilot Tribune: Barony creates "medieval village" for community festival

The Storm Lake Arts Council was looking for a way to follow their popular Balloon Days festival and hit upon a great idea: the Society for Creative Anachronism!

Happy 500th Birthday David!

The city of Florence is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the unveiling of Michelangelo's statue of David.

Medieval Music: Charms to Soothe the Savage Breast

This week Dame Aoife shares links relating to medieval and renaissance music.

September 11th

Reading Causes Backstrain!

Tony Gabriele of the Daily Press offers a warning to parents: Don't teach your children to read!

Science Daily: Medieval People Nearly as Tall as Modern

A new study by the Ohio State University states that Northern European men of the early Middle Ages were nearly as tall as modern-day Americans.

Estrella War Needs You!

Estrella War XXI needs teachers for the A&S Collegium. With the deadline for the Gate Book printing fast approaching, the Autocrats for the Estrella War XXI Collegium are furiously looking for teachers.

September 10th

September Updates to Stefan's Florilegium

Here is a copy of my monthly article for September detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.

Outlands welcomes new subject of Their Majesties

Alaric Jason Webb was born to parents Kristen and Ken on September 8, in the Kingdom of Outlands.

Games Tourney

The fair shire of Isenfir (Charlottesville, Virginia) will once again be hosting its trademark mega-gaming event, Games Tourney, on October 23, 2004. That's a whole day of games, gamers, and as much gaming as you care to do.