Archive - Oct 11, 2005

Wine List XVI

Bring a bottle of wine and test your skills in armored combat of three-man melee teams. The entry fee is just one bottle per fighter in the melee. Fighters under 21 - make it non-alcoholic. (Please do not bring horribly cheap beverages; you may have to drink it.) We will also have equestrian activities run by Lady Lora Greymare. If you want to bring a horse, contact her prior to the event at lcphil@prodigy.net

Lars and Mary New Northshield Royalty

Baroness Kateryn of Cornwall reports that Sir Lars Wolfsblut, fighting for the Honor of Lady Mary of Carrigart, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Estrella War XXII

The Kingdom of Atenveldt hosts the war at Estrella Mountain Regional Park in Goodyear, Arizona from February 14-20, 2006. The Estrella War XXII Main Autocrats, Mistress Isabeau della Farfalla and Master Joseph Walter McFadden, can be contacted through mains@estrellawar.org

Malcolm and Tessa New Prince and Princess of AEthelmearc

Earl Sir Malcolm was the victor of the October 8, 2005 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Malcolm was inspired by Tessa the Huntress.

Regional Fiber Collegium

On Saturday, December 10, 2005, the Barony of Small Gray Bear and Shire Lagerdamm will be co-hosting a Regional Fiber Collegium at St Peters Episcopal Church in Conway. We are requesting that anyone who would like to share their knowledge of fiber at this event contact me at ERuadnat@aol.com

Michael O'Brien to be New King of Artemisia

Kelwin reports that His Lordship Michael O'Brien was the winner of the October 8, 2005 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

Afternoon of Fun

The Incipient Canton of Eastwatch and Barony of the Cleftlands invite you to an Afternoon of Fun.

Feast of St. Andrew

Make a pilgrimage to honor the Patron Saint of Scotland and join the Canton of Tear Seas Shore in the Feast of Saint Andrew. Our Yuletide celebration will feature the traditional Great and Mass Weapons tourney, a rapier tourney, equestrian activities, a dessert competition chosen by popular vote and a delectable feast.

Samhain

The Shire of Glyn Dwfn invites you to join us in the fair southern lands of the Realm for a day of learning, feasting and merriment. To nourish the mind, we offer a Gryphons College with a variety of classes, workshops and discussions with a wide range of subjects and skill levels. A&S, administration, a special all day track for fighters. As day fades into night, there will be a Roman repast to nourish the body and delight the palate, followed by dancing. Don't forget the final judging and prize announcements will be made for the Gold Key Contest with the Most Amazing Prizes Ever!

Caer Galen Midwinter

Bonjour! Nous sommes en Paris, en 1405 Anno Domini*…… The Ruling House of France, the House of Valois, is still smarting from the effects of their sound defeat by the English at Crecy in 1346, and at Poitiers in 1356, where the king was captured but not ransomed for some time. The current King and Queen of France, Charles VI and Isabeau, reign from palaces in Rouen and Paris, well attended by their children most notably the Dauphin, Louis, duc de Guyenne. The Great Schism has been in effect for 25 years, leaving Popes at both Rome and Avignon. Innocent VII has just been elected to the nearest Papal seat in Avignon, and he is attempting to heal the Schism to little effect. The Crusades are still an idea to be toyed with every few years, but no concerted effort to retake the Holy Land has been mounted in some time. The world is turning colder in the wake of the Black Death 50 years ago, leaving France's population nearly decimated, but this devastation has left the both the middle classes and the aristocracy with genuine opportunities for advancement. Bienvenue a Paris!**

Construction of Old Boats: Pre-Renaissance Methods of Ship Design

On October 18, 2005, the Dubner Institute for the History of Science & Technology will present "Conceptualization and Construction of Old Boats: Pre-Renaissance Methods of Ship Design".