Archive - Nov 2005

November 30th

Tournament of the Wolf Moon

Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howl hungrily throughout the land. A lone rider comes with a missive from the Company of the Azure Rose in the fairest kingdom Trimaris far to the south where alas the sun still shines.

Why We Document

Bridgette Kelly MacLean, from the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, relates a story about two weavers, a forgotten book and the importance of documentation for the future.

Kingdom War Practice (Scots/Welsh)

The Kingdom War Practice (the event commonly known as Scots/Welsh) is January 13, 14 and 15th. Once again at Rybolt, and once again with Heavy Weapons, Light Weapons, Archery and more.

Pentamere Twelfth Night

The Pentamere Twelfth Night this year is being hosted by the Canton of Ealdnordwuda (sponsored by the Barony of Northwoods) on January 7 at Everett High School in Lansing, MI.

Yule Feast

'Tis the Season for celebration! The Barony of Vulkanfeldt welcomes the populace of An Tir to our annual, but first Baronial, Yule Feast.

North of the Border: Rapier Fest III

Yes, it's happening again! A total weekend devoted to the Arte of Rapier Combat. Spread over two days will be training sessions, a tournament or two, melee sessions and a rapier game, a relaxed weekend of fencing and feasting. Lunch is served on both days, with a feast of simple foods on the Saturday night. Billets, booking and information can be arranged by contact with the Steward.

New film made by SCA members in the West Kingdom

A recently-completed horror film, Waning Solstice, features a number of SCAdians from the West Kingdom.

Ma'ale Giborm in the news

A reporter visited with the members of Ma'ale Giborim at their second birthday event held in a Crusader-era hall in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem.

November 29th

Barony of Brendoken welcomes Thanksgiving-day bundle of joy

As mother THL Sofia Tyzes says, "what a way to spend...Thanksgiving!" Benjamin Gould entered the world and became the newest Midrealm subject on Thanksgiving Day, November 24.

Royal Shakespeare Performance of The Canterbury Tales

The Royal Shakespeare Company will perform "The Canterbury Tales" in Chester, February 14-18, 2006.

7th Century Skeletons Discovered in Malmesbury

While digging the foundations for an expansion of the Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury, England, workers discovered two skeletons believed to date back to 675 A.D.

Medieval Gateway Temporarily Part of Arts Performance

Canterbury's Westgate, billed as one of the "most recognisable landmarks in Kent," is being integrated into an art project.

Icelandic Skeletons Dated Before 1000 A.D.

Archaeologist Hildur Gestsdottir has dated nine skeletons which were excavated from an ancient Icelandic gravesite to before 1000 CE.

November 28th

Marla Lecin appointed SCA Webmaster

Scott Courtney, Chief Technical Officer of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc., announces the appointment of Marla Lecin, known in the SCA as Mistress Jessa d'Avondale, to the position of Webmaster.

Museum of London Offers Gallery Press Pack

The Museum of London has posted an extensive press pack containing photos and background materials on artifacts from its medieval galleries.

Southern Crusades Photos

A new photo album on the Shire of Windale's web site chronicles a weekend of fun as the Baronies of Tir Ysgithr and Mons Tonitrus, in the Kingdom of Atenveldt, hosted Southern Crusades on November 14~16.

Lilies War to Feature "Worst Homebrew" Competition

Vincent De Vere has announced that Lilies War XX will feature a "worst homebrew" competition at the Broken Harp Tavern to discuss how brews can go bad.

November 27th

Kutztown University Medieval Renaissance Holiday Dinner Theatre

Subtle Hint Productions in conjunction with the Kutztown University Renaissance Club presents:

December, 1486. The bitter civil war that has divided England for so many years has ended with Henry (VII) Tudor sitting upon the throne. The War of the Roses is over; having torn families apart and turning the best of friends into the worst of enemies. This is a tale of two of those families; The House of Westcott and the House of Montgomery. The Patriarchs of both houses were once great friends and allies, but when the trumpets of war blew, one stayed loyal to his king, while the other aligned with his challenger.

Now, ten years later, Baron William Montgomery hopes to undo the damage done by that terrible war. Weary of conflict, he wishes to live his remaining years with the knowledge that the house his son Charles inherits is a strong and stable one. His plan on the surface seemed simple enough. The best way to mend the fence between Harold; The Earl of Westcott and himself was to join their two families as one, by marrying Charles to Harold’s daughter Mary. Of course there were a great many things that played against this plan.

Known World Choir Will Perform at Estrella War

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXII, has announced that the Known World Choir will perform February 19, 2006.

Saxon Whip Puzzles Experts

A 1,000-year-old whip, found in a midden, has puzzled researchers since its discovery 15 years ago, but new research seems to point to its use as a disciplinary aid for slaves.

SCAdian Christmas Tree in South Dakota

The Shire of Coldedernhale was recently asked to decorate a Christmas tree at the state capital in Pierre, South Dakota. The display is part of an annual Christmas tradition at the capital.

November 26th

Hounds to Run at Estrella

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier who is in chrage of Internal Publicity for Estrella War XXII, has announced that the Kingdom of Caid will host hound coursing at this year's Estrella War.

Jamestown Exploration Puzzle May be Solved

Researchers have long questioned Captain John Smith's claim that he explored much of the Nanticoke River in Virginia in a brief, three-day period during the summer of 1608. Now a new expedition may give them answers.

Vatican Swiss Guard Mark 500th Anniversary

Veterans of the famous Swiss Guard, who serve as guards for the Pope, are set to celebrate 500 years of service this summer with a public ceremony to swear in the latest group of recruits.

November 25th

Performers to Shine at Estrella Bardic

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXII, has announced that the Crystal Flute Bardic and the Crystal Fruit Filk will take place February 17, 2006 at the Estrella War. Performers are welcome.

Chivalry Rules the Day at Texas Medieval Faire

Cari Hammerstrom of the Monitor learns about chivalry at a medieval faire hosted by the Museum of South Texas Historyin Edinburg, Texas and members of the Shire of La Marche Sauvage.

Hansa Challenge

Good people of Drachenwald! After a long period of neglect, the Incipient Shire of Heiligdreikönige has decided to reassert its control of the Rhein - North Sea trading routes. As a result, we are reinstating the Rhennish third. Come compete in games, both peaceful and marshal, and win your group exclusive trading privileges! Bargain for trade deals! Get your group the best customs and tax rates! Secure a job on one of our illustrious caravels! Obtain 'protection' for your ships!

Teufelberg Yule Revel

You're Invited! Teufelberg Yule Revel Food, drink, dancing, contests, and lots of silliness!

Ealdormere Fall 2005 Crown Tourney Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the Ealdormere Fall 2005 Crown Tournament on the Two Ravens website.

November 24th

Researcher Declares Shroud of Turin Genuine

Archaeologist and former nun Eugenia Nitowski believes that she has positive proof that the Shroud of Turin is genuine.