Archive - Oct 2005

October 10th

Tasmanians Learn of SCA at Tulip Festival

Members of the The Barony of Ynys Fawr and the University of Tasmania Medieval Society took part in the annual Tulip Festival at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens October 2, 2005. The event was covered by the Sunday Tasmanian.

October 9th

Photos from a Day of Arbeau II: Dance 'til You're Dead

Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from "A Day of Arbeau II: Dance 'til You're Dead" held recently in the Shire of Rockwall.

Origin of White British Cattle Still a Mystery

A rare and mysterious breed of white British cattle has been traced to the Bronze Age where there were an important part of pre-Roman pagan rituals, but how the cattle came to Britain is still a mystery.

Medieval African Manuscripts on Display

A collection of 16 manuscripts from medieval Timbuktu will go on display in Johannesburg, South Africa this month for the first time. The works are part of a 30,000 manuscript discovery from the city which was founded in the year 1100.

October 8th

Mary Rose Figurehead Found

Alex Hildred, Excavation Director for the Mary Rose project, believes that they may have discovered the tudor rose figurehead for the ship. The paddle-shaped, decorative piece of oak was uncovered recently in a planned attempt to raise one of the ship's main beams.

Homer's Ithaca Found?

British amateur archaeologist Robert Bittlestone believes he has found the location of Odysseus' fabled Ithaca as part of the Greek island of Cephalonia.

Trimaris Fighters Featured in Article

Interviews with members of the Shire of Vaca del Mar were featured recently in an article in the Orlando Sentinel. The group was holding fighter practice at Tuscawilla Park when reporter Erin Ailworth and a staff photographer visited.

October 7th

Plank from "Mary Rose" to be Raised

Maritime archaeologists have announced plans to raise an 11-meter timber from the bow of the warship Mary Rose.

Need practice in Welsh language? Try playing Scrabble™

So, how many points is "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch" worth, anyway? The Welsh language, native tongue of half a million people, now has its own version of the popular Scrabble™ board game.

Hot Item at the Benefit Auction -- Tarts!

The Calontir Online Auction, benefitting Medieval Hurricane Relief, is now in full swing, with the donation deadline extended and enthusiastic support from donors and bidders. Colonel Jenna has an update.

October 6th

Bestselling German Medieval Group to Make US Debut in October

One of Europe's best-known and most popular medieval groups (they had a Top 20 album in Germany last month), Corvus Corax, will make their US debut at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire for two weeks in mid-October.

AEthelmearc Crown List Announced

Their Majesties Robin and Isabeau of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc have announced the combatants for the upcoming Kingdom Crown Tournament.

Ffair Raglan photo album online

"We came, we saw, we raided!" Enjoy this photo album from the Ffair Raglan event, hosted by the Shire of Mynydd Gwyn at Raglan Castle in Monmouthshire, in September.

Gleann Abhann Coronation Rescheduled

Master Stephan of Durham, the Seneschal of Gleann Abhann, says that the new Kingdom's first Coronation has been rescheduled for November 5, 2005 at a site in Louisiana. The milestone event had been postponed indefinitely due to the devastation from Hurricane Katrina.

October 5th

SCA demo takes over Fish and Game Club

Kate Everson of the Community Press, an Ontario, Canada newspaper, reports on the SCA’s medieval faire at the Frankford Fish and Game Club on October 1.

Sorrow in Ansteorra as Lazarus of the Steppes passes on

Lord Lazarus Dragonrider has passed away in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. A friend, Lord Robin of Gilwell, offers his tribute to Lazarus.

New exhibit at the Getty on Titian and Alfonso d'Avalos

"Titian and the Commander: A Renaissance Artist and His Patron" will be on display at the Getty, in Los Angeles, through February 5.

October 4th

Duke Fabian Victorious in West Kingdom Crown Tourney

Catherine Lorraine reports that Duke Fabian Arnett von Schwetzingen was the winner of the recent West Kingdom Crown Tournament. He was inspired by Eliška z Jihlavy.

Scriptorium

Come one, come all and enjoy a day at the abbey learning more about the fine arts of calligraphy, illumination, bookbinding, heraldry and much more in many fun filled classes as well as plenty of youth activities.

It's All Fun and Games

Are you up for a day of fun and games? Well join us here in the Village of Wynandremer on Oct 22, 2005.

Pirates Raid the Shores of Ealdormere

The infamous pirate captains, Bloodfox and Willow, once again raided the coasts of Ealdormere! "Cap'n" Colyne Stewart was aboard one o' yer Jolly Roger ships, an' lived to tell the tale. Arrrr!

A Simple Day of Fun

On the 15th of October, come help us welcome potential new members of the SCA with the most seductive fun we can possibly manage! For the day's (and evening's) entertainment, we have reserved the beautiful, medieval Marstall and castle grounds in the historic old city of Steinheim (Hanau).

Cynaguan Fall Coronet

Their Highnesses, Alvar and Megan, invite the populace to a week-end of Chivalry and Honor as the Principality of the Cynagua holds its Fall Coronet Tourney. The Coronet Tournament is a festive and grand occasion; Their Highnesses encourage all fighters and consorts to bring banners to add to the pageantry and splendor accompanying the lists to find to determine Their Highnesses' successors.

Fasching

When do you think Mardi Gras starts? Welcome to the Opening ceremonies of what is known as "The Fifth Season". The gentles of Barony Endless Hills invite you to attend a traditional German celebration of the fall, otherwise known as Fasching.

Manuscripta Conference at Saint Louis University

On October 14-15, 2005, Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, will host a two-day medieval manuscript conference featuring speakers from all over the world.

October 3rd

Arm Wrestling, Heavy Combat at "It's All Greek To Me!"

It's SCA 1, Mother Nature 0 as Signore Giudo di Niccolo Brunelleschi reports on goings on at the "It's All Greek To Me!" event held recently in the Shire of Deodar, Kingdom of Calontir.

Cowgate Proves to be Extremely Rich Medieval Site

The 2002 fire which devasted part of Edinburgh's Cowgate district opened up a treasure trove for archaeologists with the discovery of hundreds of 15th century artefacts, making the site on a par with medieval sites in London and York.

Innilgard Winter Collegium

As it has been a very 6 months for our Barony, this years Collegium is a one-day affair with such wonderous classes and information that is worthy of skills of Innilgard's artisans. We also invite all good gentles of Lochac to come, learn and enjoy! It is also hoped that there will be rapier and heavy fighting classes held in the hall's grounds. As always, the collegium is in garb.

Boar's Head 2005

Boar's Head 2005: New Beginnings: "New Site, New Kingdom.... Old Friends." Saturday, December 10th, 2005 at the Washington County Fair Park.

Battle of Hastings Re-enactment Photos Online

Lord Halv (Robert L. Schuster) has posted several albums of photos from the Battle of Hastings re-enactment held in Jefferson City, Missouri in September 2005.