Archive - Oct 2005

October 13th

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for October 2005

THLord Stefan li Rous shares updates to Stefan's Florilegium for October 2005.

Autocrat: Gulf Wars XV is still on for 2006

Sir John the Pursuwer, autocrat of Gulf Wars XV, has made the announcement many were waiting breathlessly for: Gulf Wars will go forward despite damage to King's Arrow Ranch from Hurricane Katrina.

October 12th

Meridian Fighter's Collegium XL

Join us for a day of Amored Combat, Combat Archery, Fencing, Equestrian (classes only), Live Weapons, and Youth Combat. Some classes will also be available on combat-related topics.

The rightful king of England? He doesn't want the crown

According to genealogists working with a documentary team from Britain's Channel Four, Australian forklift operator Mike Hastings is the rightful heir to the British throne.

Toys For Tots

Once again it is that time of year that we, the Shire of Arrows Flight, do call upon the most noble and chivalrous folk of our great kingdom. We invite you to join us this day and show all the honor and generosity of our most noble society.

Wicker Man Festival: Episode 2: The Attack of the Penguins

As the Fall growing season comes to a close, come join us, the Barony of Blackstone Mountain, in our celebration of the Wicker Man Festival. There will be archery, fencing, and a Tournament of Knowledge for the fighters. Please see our website for specifics or contact the Baronial Knight Marshall for information.

Aethelmearc Twelfth Night

The Canton of Beau Fleuve is happy to host Aethelmearc Twelfth Night. It will be held at St. John de la Salle Church at 8469 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, NY 14304 on January 7, 2006. The site opens at 9 am and closes at 11 pm. It is discretely damp and open flames are allowed.

Report, Photos and Video from Aethelmearc's 2005 Fall Crown Tourney

Lady Katriona has posted photos and video from the recent AEthelmearc Fall 2005 Crown Tournament.

October 11th

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".

October 10th

Drafn War Band Helps Celebrate Viking Times in Caid

Members of the Drafn War Band participated recently in a celebration of Norwegian culture at the third annual Viking Festival at Norway Hall in Vista, California.

Gleann Abhann First Coronation

Come join the Good Gentles of Gleann Abhann as We make History! A Celebration for the Ages of the Known World! Unbelted Champions Tourney with Ladies Gallery, Queen's Rapier Champion Tournament, Children's Activities, Arts and Sciences Display to show the skills of Gleann Abhann and much more as We celebrate the Coronation of Radu and Broinnfinn, First Crown of Gleann Abhann.

Baronial Archery Champion Tourney

The Barony of Stonemarche would like to invite one and all to the Incipient College of St. Cuthbert (University of New Hampshire) for a day of archery, fighting and general enjoyment. This year St. Cuthbert's will be hosting the Baronial Archery Tournament to choose new Champions for their Excellencies, Baron Juan Lazaro Ramirez Xavier and Baronessa Signora Maria Pagani. There will also be a competition to determine our new Baronial Youth Archer.

Armour Research Society Conference

The Armour Research Society will be having its annual conference in Chicago. This year we are flying in some of the biggest names in the field of arms and armour from all over the world to be our speakers. These are the guys who wrote the book on the topic (I mean that literally.) Included in this illustrious group will be.

Meridies Fighters Showcased in University Article

Trevor Williams of the University of Georgia's Red and Black speaks with members of the Barony of Bryn Madoc at a recent fighter practice

St Catherines Faire

Soon it will be summer, and that means the start of the A.S. 40 Tourney Circuit. Scholars can put away their quills, merchants bring out their carefully hoarded goods, warriors put on their freshly polished armour.

Outlands Fall Coronation

See! Hear! Attend! The most glorious occasion of TRH Hrorek and Caoilfhionn's elevation to the mighty Outlands' Thrones.

A Day of A&S

The al-Barran A&S Collegium, "A Day of A&S," will be held on Saturday, November 19, in the Williamson Education Hall of the Monte Vista Christian Church at 3501 Campus Blvd. NE, in Albuquerque.

Atlantian Unevent

The Barony of Nottinghill Coill invites all Atlantian Officers to migrate south for our anual Unevent.

Summer's Last Stand

The Stronghold of Nebelwald invites you to join us as we prepare to celebrate Allerheilgen and initiate our own method of determining how long winter will last. This seasonally-themed event should find something for everyone--use your wits, might, and/or creativity to earn points for your season. Participants should come prepared to enter the Mythical Quest, fight in a variety of seasonally-themed tournaments, enter the Bardic Competition, display A&S project, and enjoy the revelry at the Masked Feast! Plans are still in the works but more detailed information can be found on the Activities page as it becomes available.

Principality of the Mists Fall Investiture

The seasons turn and once again it is time to say farewell to our Prince and Princess as they step down and welcome Their heirs with celebration.