Archive - 2004

November 8th

Oertha to Host Tattershall Symposium

The Principality of Oertha will play host to instructors from the Tattershall School of Defense Saturday and Sunday, Nov 13 and 14th 2004 at the CBA building in Chugiak, Alaska.

Court notes from the first Coronation for the Kingdom of Northshield

Lady Sarra Romney has posted Court notes from Northshield's first Coronation.

A report from Ealdormere Crown Tournament XIV

Laird Colyne Stewart reports on Ealdormere Crown Tourney XIV, held October 23 AS 39.

November 7th

Medieval Carlisle Discovered

A 12th Century bronze-working shop and related materials have been found under a recently demolished pub in Carlisle.

English Elm Imported by Romans

Botanists believe that all English elm trees may be descended from one tree brought to England by the Romans.

Roman Ghosts Sought in York

Ghost-hunters gather around Halloween to seek the spirits of Roman soldiers as part of York, England's fabled "Ghost Tour."

November 6th

Hóng Shén Qìng

  1. Mix Soy Sauce, Xaoxing, & Sugar.
  2. Cube the duòfú into 1/4" pieces.
  3. Marinate duòfú 15-30 min.
  4. Divide seasonings in half.
  5. Drain marinade & reserve liquid.
  6. Deep fry duòfú until golden brown, then drain.
  7. Stir-fry 1/2 the seasonings 2-3 min.
  8. Add remaining seasonings & duòfú.
  9. Stir-fry to mix well & add the reserved marinade.
  10. Simmer until nice and bubbly, then remove from heat & serve on sticky steamed white rice.

Angaakhai

This is the signature dish for the household Khyim Lha Khang / Kalet Ordu.

  1. Mix marinade and marinate meats for 1 hr
  2. Mix Hoisin, red pepper, & stock
  3. Heat wok on high w/oil for stir-fry & stir-fry meat 3-4 min
  4. Add sauce & continue stir-frying
  5. Add green onions, broccoli, & sprouts. Continue stir-frying for 2-3 min
  6. Remove from heat and serve over Chinese Rice noodles (Luo mian)

Mapungubwe Ruins to Attract Visitors

South Africa plans to attract visitors to a new national park, the centerpiece of which will be excavations from the Mapungubwe Kingdom.

Brian O'Morchoe Victorious in Insulae Draconis Viceroy Tourney

Lord Heinrich von Westfelsen has posted photos from the Insulae Draconis Viceroy Tourney held in Edinburgh, Scotland October 30, 2004.

Selveirgard Celebrates Samhein

Chris has posted a large album of photos taken by Zak from the recent Samhein event held October 30, 2004 in Chugiak, Alaska.

November 5th

Try your hand at the (virtual) trebuchet!

GlobalSpec, an engineering search engine, has a mathematically-realistic online game that models the physics of a trebuchet.

A Day at the Races

It is racing time in Siena! The 17 Contrade are getting ready for their beloved palio races and the Barony of Ponte Alto invites everyone to join in the fun!

Eirik Andersen's Ealdormere Crown Tourney photos online

TwoRavens.org has photos of the recent Crown Tourney and various people at the event.

New exhibit on arms & armor of Shakespearean drama opens at the Higgins

"Now Thrive the Armorers: The Arms & Armor of Shakespeare" will be on display at the Higgins Armory Museum through June 23, 2005.

November 4th

Catching the Bug: Aoife Gets the Flu

This week, Dame Aoife discusses medieval illnesses, especially the flu.

Tourney by the Loch

Tourney by the Loch will be held this weekend!

Those who are wise in seeking signs of the weather say that clear and cool weather will grace the day. http://loch-soilleir.ansteorra.org/tourney/

Moving forward into the past

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner describes the SCA, and how various members of the Barony of Winter's Gate originally became involved in the organization.

Artwork from Renaissance Dresden on display at the Met

"Princely Splendor: The Dresden Court, 1580–1620" will be on display at the Special Exhibition Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 30, 2005.

November 3rd

Dye-ing to raise money for breast cancer research

It started out as a joke on the Middle Kingdom email list, and now has grown to something potentially wonderful in the fight against breast cancer.

Atlantian Knitting Guild Teams with Atlantian Page's Academy to "Warm Up America"

The Keepers of the Clewe (Atlantia’s knitting guild), in conjunction with the Atlantian Pages' Academy, are sponsoring a knitting challenge to the knitters and pages of Atlantia.

November 2nd

100 Minutes of Ragnarok (100 minutes war)

The coming of the Winter Wolf heralds the arrival of 100 minutes of Ragnarok. Please join The Shire Of Rusted Woodlands as we open up the Halls of Valhalla for a Day of Fighting, Fencing, and Feasting.

Ocean Erosion Threatens Roman Burial Site

Archaeologists are concerend about the future of a Roman burial site near Maryport in Cumbria which is being battered by the sea.

SCAdian Pet Discussion List Formed

Berengaria has announced a new discussion group for SCA members who like to talk about their pets.

November 1st

Photos from Midrealm Crown Tourney Online

Lady Shava, of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from the recent Middle Kingdom Crown Tournament held October 30, 2004 in the Shire of Narrental.

AEthelmearc Fall AEcademy

Attention all scholars and students, we would like to welcome everyone to attend the Fall AEthelmearc Academy, this year to be held on the scenic grounds of Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA.

Le bon vin fait le bon barde

The Shire of L'ile du Dragon Dormant presents "Good Spirits Make For A Happy Bard" Saturday November 20, 2004.

Kelson and Geneviere New Heirs to East Kingdom

Zelina reports that Kelson von Heidleberg, inspired by Geneviere d'Alsace, was the winner of the East Kingdom's Crown Tournament held October 30, 2004.

A squire's view of Midrealm Crown Tourney

Lord Brice le Corbet, squire to one of the finalists in Midrealm Crown Tourney, recounts the suspense of the last few rounds.

October 31st

Middle Kingdom hails new Royal Heirs

Inspired by his Lady, Noelle la Chauciere, Sir Alaric le Fevre has won this weekend's Crown Tournament in the Middle Kingdom.