Archive - Oct 2005

October 19th

Midrealm Mourns Baron Gundric Fawkes

Baron Sir Garagchan of the Midrealm reports on the Legio Draconis website that Baron Gundric Fawkes, Sergeant of the Red Company, Companion of the Order of the Dragon's Heart, died suddenly October 18, 2005 after a sparring match at fighter practice.

Northshield Althing

The first Kingdom of Northshield Althing will be hosted by the Barony of Caer Anterth on Saturday, November 12, 2005, at the beautiful DeKoven Center in Racine, WI. The site fee is $5.00 (+$3.00 NMS). Feast is availble.

Spanish Event Photos Online

Raphe Cuthbert has posted photos from Algarada en la Frontera, an event which took place in the Incipient Shire of Alcazar (Cifuentes, Spain) October 1, 2005.

October 18th

Let Us Prey: Hunting With Hawks/Falcons

This week's installment of Aoife's Links is devoted to the art and science of hunting with raptors for food and for sport.

Boar's Head 2005

Boar's Head 2005: New Beginnings: "New Site, New Kingdom.... Old Friends"

Regional Fight Practice

All good Gentles are invited to a Regional Fight Practice hosted by Canton of Coille Stoirmeil at Wilton Community Hall, 400 East ST., Wilton, WI. 54670. Site is Handicap Accessible.

Calontir Crown Tourney

Calontir Crown Tourney
The Barony of Vatavia - November 5, 2005.
First Presbyterian Church Camp
9601 W. 73rd Street North
Wichita, Kansas
(Same site as the Tournament of Valor 26)

SCA Trailer Stolen in An Tir

Kaðlin in Stórráða has reported that a trailer belonging to HL Kolfinna and Sir Torfin containing much SCA gear was stolen from their home in Portland, Oregon October 14, 2005.

Fiber, Fabric and Fighting III

The Third Fiber, Fabric and Fighting event will be held the weekend of November 18-20, 2005, at the Sieg Conference Center in Lamar, PA (same site as previously).

New Heirs for Ealdormere

Magistra Nicolaa offers this detailed report of the Ealdormere Crown Tournament, in which Count Aaron Preslee Worgenson won the day for the honour of Countess Rustique.

Ravens Keep Forms in Drachenwald

Lord Alric, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced the formation of a new group in the Kingdom: the Incipient Shire of Ravens Keep.

October 17th

Fall 2005 SCA Board of Directors Meeting

The Barony of Delftwood is proud to host the Fall 2005 SCA Board of Directors Meeting on October 22, 2005. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM.

Will the REAL Will Shakespeare Please Stand Up?

It appears that everyone but William Shakespeare wrote the playwright's work. The new candidate was an Elizabethan diplomat named Sir Henry Neville.

16th century manuscript from India featured in exhibit at the Met

"Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated Khamsa, 1597–98" will be on display at the Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for the Arts of South and Southeast Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 12.

Oerthan Winter Coronet and Investiture

Oerthan Winter Coronet and Investiture
January 14-15, A.S. XL (2006)
Location: Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, AK)
Badger Hall - Tanana Valley Fairgrounds

Midrealmers Help Promote "Sister Cities" at Indiana RenFaire

SCA members were on hand recently for the Fishers Renaissance Faire in Fishers, Indiana. Members took part in demonstrations of armored combat.

October 16th

Day of the Troubadors

Barony of Ben Dunfirth presents another Day of the Troubadors...

Event site: Wesley United Church, 69 Superior Street, Brantford, ON N3S 2K5

For more details for activities, tournament information, heraldry classes, feast information as it comes up, please go to: http://westbelleford.dyndns.org/Troubadors.html

Uprising XIX Photos, Music Online

Lord John Gilson has posted photos from Uprising XIX, which took place in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

National Geographic: Ancient Chinese Noodle Secret?

John Roach, reporting for National Geographic, writes that 4,000-year-old noodles, the oldest ever found, have been discovered in northwestern China. The well-preserved, thin noodles were buried in a bowl ten feet below ground.

Controversial Changes Planned for Kenilworth Castle

English Heritage has approved plans to make changes to historic Kenilworth Castle over objections from local residents, including Lord Kenilworth.

October 15th

Mary Rose Anchor Raised

As work on the wreck of Henry VIII's flagship the Mary Rose continues, archaeologists announced that the anchor has been recovered.

Ancient Coventry Gravestones Missing

Lady Godiva must be galloping in her grave with the news that the City Council of Coventry, England may have "lost" 50 historic gravestones.

Viking Longboats for Sale

You, too, can go a-Viking! DirectBoats.com is selling replica Viking longboats. "Great for theme parks and rental operations." And, they're on sale!

October 14th

Eastrealm Woman Uses Belly Dancing as Therapy

Vinaya Saksena of the East Bay News in Swansea, Rhode Island discusses life and belly dancing with Mensa and SCA member Debra Moniz.

Great Deeds from Great Western

Lady Elsa Saxenkammer, a bard from the West Kingdom, relates a story of deeds of honor from the recent Great Western War.

Sir Godwine of Sherborne Victorious in Meridies Crown Tourney

Janessia and Iohann se pipere report that Sir Godwine of Sherborne, fighting for Lady Francesca De Foggia, was victorious in the October 8, 2005 Meridies Crown Tournament.

Canterbury Faire

The people of Southron Gaard invite you to join us in celebrating the end of summer at a Grande Carnivale to be held at Canterbury Faire. No mud, no dust, no venomous fauna! Lots of comfortable bunkrooms and hot showers and real toilets. High points of this event will include dancing and a masque ball, a market and chances for men and women at arms of all types to show their skill. Not to mention plenty siege weapons, an Elizabethan theatrical extravaganza, a fabulous feast and event-long meal plan and the famous Mangy Mongol (purveyors of fine comestibles)(by Royal appointment).

Ealdormere Fall 2005 Coronation Photos Online

Alexander Gladstone has posted photos from the recent Coronation of Edward and Rylyn, King and Queen of Ealdormere, on the Two Ravens website.

October 13th

Monastery Reconstruction Restores 10th Century Building

700 years after it was looted by Catalan mercenaries, Vatopedi Monastery in northern Greece will celebrate a two-year restoration project funded by the Catalan administration.

Winter's Night

With the fast approaching Winter's Night, and the Goddess Hel's Army of Undead preparing to invade, we must join forces to unite our numbers so that these minions will be sent back through the very gate they plan to use. As our Heros of Oertha are sure to out numbered, I have found a great knight who can help train us, Syr Sagan, a Knight who will be traveling from our lower kingdom to join us and help vanquish these foul minions of the dead.