Archive - 2004

November 12th

Stephen and Mathilde New Heirs to Lochac

Baron Stephen Aldred defeated Master Blaeney Botolfson in the final round of the Lochac Crown Tournament fought November 6, 2004.

Ibrahim al-Dimashqi Victorious in Outlands Tourney

Ibrahim al-Dimashqi, fighting for Illeana de Castaneda, was the victor of the November 6, 2004 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

A report from Outlands Crown Tournament

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, from Northshield, journeyed to the Kingdom of Outlands to attend that kingdom's Crown Tournament, and she returns with an event chronicle and photo album for us to enjoy.

Atlantia Crown Tourney Photos Online

Lidia de Ragusa has posted photos from the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Stefen and Jacqueline Last Heirs to Principality of Gleann Abhann

Duke Stefen Wolf, fighting for Duchess Jacqueline de Lyon, was victorious in the November 6, 2004 Coronet in the Principality of Gleann Abhann.

"Woven into the Earth" Now Available in English

The Viking textile classic, Woven into the Earth by Else Ostergaard, is now available in an English translation. Amazon.com has a review.

Rome Comes to HBO

HBO's miniseries on ancient Rome, being filmed now and scheduled to air next fall, is being called "dazzling."

November 11th

Rowany Baronial Investiture and Yule Feast

Come celebrate the end of an era and the start of a new one at the Rowany Baronial Investiture and Yule Feast, seeing the stepping down of Corin and Keridwen as Baron and Baroness of Rowany, and the stepping up of Hrothgar and Helene, by the hands of Draco and Serena, King and Queen of Lochac.

Robert and Denise New Heirs to Atlantia

Sir Robert D'Rath was the victor of the Crown Tournament fought in the Kingdom of Atlantia November 6, 2004.

East Kingdom web site defaced by protest group

Political protesters temporarily defaced the home page of the SCA's East Kingdom earlier today, replacing it with a page of their own creation.

University of Atlantia Winter Session

The winter session of the University of Atlantia will be February 5 2005, hosted by the College of Caer Gelynniog. The site is Fluvanna County High School in Palmyra, VA.

12th Night EK Squires Tourney

A new installation of the EK Squires Tourney will be held this 12th Night in the Barony of Dragonship Haven.

Tristram and Katrine New Heirs to Calontir

Ilya reports that Master Tristram of Lindesfarne, fighting for Lady Katrine Thorroffsdottir, was victorious in the November 6, 2004 Calontir Crown Tourney.

Photos from Feast of the Bear, Eoforwic's 30th Anniversary

The Royal City of Eoforwic recently held Feast of the Bear, Featuring the XXXth Anniversary of the Royale City of Eoforwic; TwoRavens.org has a photo album from the event.

Canadian Textile Archivist Dorothy Kate Burnham Dies in Toronto

Author and textile archivist Dorothy Burnham died October 24, 2004 in Toronto. Burnham spent over 70 years researching textiles and was formerly employed by the Royal Ontario Museum.

Report from the Tournament at Baron's Howe

William Scrymgeour reports on the Tournament at Baron's Howe held September 3-6, 2004 in the Canton of Flaming Sky in Ealdormere.

Stolen Titian Painting Recovered

Abraham's Sacrifice of Isaac, a 16th century painting believed to be by Renaissance master Titian, was recovered recently after being stolen from a collector's home.

November 10th

Grimwithshire attains Incipiency

At the Barony of Wealdsmere Tournament of Raven's on November 6th in the court of TRM Thorin and Daegmar, it was announced that the new group formed in the former unclaimed lands of An Tir is incipient and shall be known as Grimwithshire.

Po Cha (Tibetan Butter Tea)

First boil five to six cups of water, then turn down the fire. Put 4 bags of tea or 4 heaping tablespoon of loose tea in the water and boil again for a couple of minutes. Take out the tea bags or if you use loose tea, strain the tea leaves. Pour your tea, one quarter of a teaspoon of salt, two tablespoons of butter, and a half cup of milk into a chandong, which is a kind of churn.

Note: Since Chandong are kind of rare outside of Tibet unless you make one, you can cheat, which is to use any big container with a lid, so you can shake the tea, Churn, or shake the mixture for two or three minutes. Po cha tastes better if you churn it longer. Serve the tea right away, since po cha is best when it's very hot.

Royal Citie of Eoforwic Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On Saturday November 6, the Royal Citie of Eoforwic (Toronto, Ontario) held a grand celebration to mark its 30th anniversary. Laird Colyne Stewart tells the story.

Outlands Crown Tourney Photos Online

Shava has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Gutenberg May Not have Invented the Printing Press

Has Johannes Gutenberg been wrongly credited with the invention of the printing press? An Italian researcher thinks so.

Deutsche Welle: Roman Trier Attracts History Buffs

Trier, the oldest city in Germany, has been called "Roma Secunda", the second Rome, and is full of Roman monuments.

November 9th

Lake Constance graveyard of lost ships

Over fifty shipwrecks dating to ancient times have been catalogued beneath the waters of Germany's Lake Constance.

Luther's "Loo" Excites Archaeological Community

Archaeologists in Germany believe they have found Martin Luther's toilet in a newly-unearthed annex of his Wittenberg home.

No Fortieth Anniversary event, says the Board of Directors

Linda Moore, Chairman of the SCA's Board of Directors, says that there will be no official SCA-wide Fortieth Anniversary event, due to lack of hosting bids.

Pictures from Atenveldt Coronation and Champions Tournament

Pictures from the recent Coronation and Champions Tournaments for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, held in the Barony of Atenveldt, are online at Godfrey's photo album site.

Burgundian Treasures on Display in Cleveland

The Cleveland Museum of Art will host en exhibit entitled Dukes & Angels: Art from the Court of Burgundy (1364-1419) October 24, 2004 through January 9, 2005.

November 8th

Duchess Marieke Named Tyger of the East

Baron Ernst Nuss von Kitzingen has announced that Duchess Marieke van de Dal has been named a Tyger of the East by King Thorson and Queen Svava.

Renaissance Painter Rediscovered

Pope Urban VIII's nephew stole 2 altar paintings from a church in Urbino in 1632 and smuggled them to Rome. Today these paintings are being displayed and ascribed to the original painter, Fra Carnevale.