Archive - Nov 2005

November 17th

Fast food, 14th-century style: WIU team hurls burgers, learns about teamwork

The Peoria Journal Star reports on a trebuchet built by Western Illinois University senior Steve Catania, and teammates Jake Hoerdeman and Patrick Szczypinski.

Asterix Takes on the U.S.

Feisty comic strip hero Asterix has been making fools of the Romans for years. Now he has a new focus: the Bush Administration.

November 16th

Outlands Residents Compete for Queen's Prize

Sunnie Redhouse of the Farmington (Colorado) Daily Times got a first hand view of arts and sciences medieval-style when she attended the recent Queen's Prize tournament held at San Juan College.

Pennsic XXXV War Chirurgeon Comments on EMS Changes

Viscountess Kaellyn mac Dermott, Chirurgeon in Charge for Pennsic War XXXV, offers her personal comments on the change in EMS providers for Pennsic this coming year.

Footwear Helps Understand Viking Life

English professor Peter Addyman has collected nearly 10,000 pairs of Viking shoes dating largely to the 8th century. The shoes are part of the amazing collection of artifacts found in York, England.

"Time for Tudor" Photos Online

CombatChris has posted photos from the recent "Time for Tudor" event which took place in the Principality of Oertha.

Mordenvale 12th Night Investiture

If too much court is never enough for you, why not come on up/down to Mordenvale for 12th Night Investiture, where we'll devest a K and Q and a B and B, and then invest two new sets of royalty! And make Lochac's first Duke and Duchess for good measure. Oh yes.

Earl Eadward Stedfaeste Victor of Lochac Crown Tourney

Lord William has announced that Earl Eadward Stedfaeste, fighting for Dame Yolande Kesteven, has defeated Blaeney in the final of the Lochac Spring 2005 Crown Tournament.

November 15th

"Arrows and Bows in Hedeby" Discusses Viking Archery

A new translation of parts of "Pfeil und Bogen in Haithabu," an article covering archery during the Viking Age, has been produced by VikingsNA.

Gregory and Maisie New Heirs to Trimaris Throne

Lady Fianna reports that Gregory was the victor of the November 12, 2005 Trimaris Crown Tourney.

EMS Coverage Secured for Pennsic War XXXV

Mayor Brise Sanguin has confirmed that another ambulance company has signed on to replace Portersville EMS for on-site paramedic services at Pennsic 35.

Grimms Rentals and Portersville EMS to leave Pennsic War

Brise Sanguin, Pennsic XXXV Mayor, has confirmed rumors that two long-standing providers of services to Pennsic War will not be returning this year. Lord Calvert from the Pennsic Independent has the story straight from the Mayor.

November 14th

Companie of Saynte George Brings Re-enactment to Europe

A Swiss reenactment group, the Companie of Saynte George, is dedicated to bringing to life a 15th century military castle garrison complete with craftsmen and their families.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Coronation...

On the fifth day of November, Anno Societatus XL, being 2005 in the Common Reckoning, Gleann Abhann took its ryghtfull place as the youngest kingdom in the Knowne Worlde. But the story beforehand bears telling, as it is fascinating. (Or, "A funny thing happened on the way to coronation...")

Gleann Abhann Supply Run Wraps Up Noble Effort

Peregrine Fairchylde, coordinator of the Gleann Abhann Supply Run, has announced that the effort will no longer accept donations for disaster relief.

November 13th

Southwest Hispanics Find Link to Sephardic Jews

New DNA evidence has produced some surprising links between Hispanics living the America's Southwest and Sephardic Jews who fled the Inquisition 400 years ago.

Borgia Family Topic of New Film

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Farrell have been signed to star in a new theatrical film set in 15th century Rome which covers the internal struggles of Italy's Borgia family.

Walking Roman Scotland

The current online issue of Walkwise, Scotland's walking magazine, features a list of walking excursions that explore Roman sites in Scotland.

Imperial Turkish Costumes on Display

An exhibition of imperial Turkish robes and kaftans will be on display at the Smithsonian Institute's Sackler Gallery through January 22, 2006.

November 12th

Vaclav Semjaka Winner of Calontir Crown Tourney

Vaclav Semjaka, inspired by Xorazne Artsruni, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Northshield Photo Albums Cover Recent Events

A number of new photo albums have been posted on Yehudah Nagid ben Yitzhakthe's Unofficial Northshield Photo Gallery, including pictures taken at the Medieval Religions Symposium and Northshield Crown.

Historic Combat in Denver

Jester of Anglesey has announced that the Barony of Caerthe in Denver, Colorado, will host two historical combat sessions at Caerthean Fighter Practice during the month of November, 2005.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for November 2005

THL Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2005.

Avenging Unicorn Action Figure

Archie McPhee is at it again! This time it's an Avenging Unicorn complete with "four interchangeable horns" for skewering your favorite irritant.

November 11th

"That's not a Knoife!" What period blades were really like

How many SCAdians have drawn a sword after uttering that famous movie line? Dame Aoife doesn't look a thing like Paul Hogan's "Mic" character in Crocodile Dundee, but this week she shares Mic's fascination with sharp pointy things.

Textiles, Metalwork and Art from Ottoman Empire Now at Smithsonian

The weekend before Atenveldt and Gleann Abhann’s coronations, the first-ever international exhibition devoted to imperial Turkish robes, or kaftans, dating to the 16th-17th centuries, opened at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery.

Known World Hunt Guild Promotes Animal Activities in the SCA

Pavla de la Satu Mare of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc reports that the Known World Hunt Guild promotes animal activities within the SCA, including those involving horses, dogs and hawks.

Day of the Troubadors

The Barony of Ben Dunfirth presents Day of the Troubadors, December 10, 2005.

Eastern influences on medieval Spain explored in Mexico City museum exhibit

"España Medieval y el legado de occidente" will be on display at the Museo Nacional de Antropología through February.

November 10th

Northshield Gift to Gleann Abhann

In a show of friendship from the second newest Kingdom in the SCA to the newest, the Kingdom of Northshield presented 300 scroll blanks, created by Northshield scribes, to Their Majesties of Gleann Abhann.