Archive - Nov 2005

November 10th

In Praise of Gleann Abhann

Iustinos Branov has posted "A Hymn in Praise of Gleann Abhann," written in honor of the founding of the new Kingdom.

Gleann Abhann coronation photos

Gawin der Fuchs has posted photos from Gleann Abhann's first Coronation.

Traveler bears wondrous tale of first Gleann Abhann Coronation

Vallawulf Rurikson, of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, journeyed many miles to witness the birth of the new Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. He has kindly agreed to share the tale of his journey with us all.

November 9th

Society Seneschal releases new policy on hunting activities at SCA events

George Reed, Society Seneschal, has released a new policy, and implementation guidelines, for hunting activities at SCA events.

Masterpiece Theatre to Present "The Virgin Queen"

Anne-Marie Duff stars as Elizabeth I of England in this new depiction of the life of The Virgin Queen. The program is part of the Masterpiece Theatre series.

Midrealm Fall 2005 Crown Tourney Photos Online

Agrippa has posted an album of photos from the recent Middle Kingdom Fall 2005 Crown Tournament.

November 8th

Duke Michael of Bedford Victor in Atlantia Crown Tourney

Duke Michael of Bedford, fighting for and Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn, was the winner of the November 5, 2005 Atlantian Crown Tournament.

Oldest Church found at Armageddon

The ruins of the oldest Christian church in the Middle East, and probably the whole world, were discovered in the Megiddo prison area.

Selviergard Yule

Greetings and Much Love! We send this missive to invite all to join us for the festivities. There will be heavy, rapier and rock-paper-scissors tournaments.

An Tir A&S Championship

Their Royal Majesties and the Barony of Dragon’s Laire invite you to participate in the excitement and beauty that is Kingdom A&S 2006. The all-encompassing world of this competition may surprise those who have not attended before. If you can touch it, taste it, smell it, hear it, wear it or be hit over the head with it ….. that is an art form. Art and Science surrounds our senses and is what “creates

An Tir Twelfth Night 2006

It is time to begin plans and preparations for our most glorious winter event. Come join Their Majesties in the Barony of Three Mountains to crown their Royal Successors. Enjoy the many activities that include a Grand Ball and Heraldic Costume and Banner Contest on Friday night, the Kingdom Rapier Championship and much, much, more.

An Evening at the Piedpowder Alehouse

Come rest your weary feet after a long day in the shop, join the warm fellowship of friends after traveling the dusty (snowy) road. We welcome you to the Piedpowder Alehouse for an evening with the wonderful foods prepared by Cook, the challenge of skill at games and after resting a while a chance to socialize with your friends. We are honored that the Baron and Baroness of Eskalya will be visiting our humble tavern during the Yule tide season.

Toys for Tots 2005

Total toys for 2004 was 2,004 toys. We hope to try to beat last years total. Please help us make this goal, and help provide a toy to a deserving child this Christmas by bringing a new unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more to this years Toys for Tots event.

Cardinals Ask Pope to Save Latin

Latin has fallen into such disuse in the Roman Catholic Church that many of the church fathers no longer understand the language. Now members of the College of Cardinals have asked Pope Benedict XVI to make Latin the "universal language" by using it at international events.

Village of Sundkøbing Re-Creates Medieval Danish Life

The Medieval Centre in Denmark re-creates life in the 14th century village of Sundkøbing, complete with trebuchet and artillery demonstrations, a market and craftsmen.

November 7th

President's Report of the Fourth Quarter 2005 SCA Board of Directors Meeting

SCA Inc. President Linda Moore has released her report from the October 22 meeting of the Board of Directors.

Byzantine Christmas Concert

Residents of the Pacific Northwest will have the opportunity to hear the Greek Byzantine Choir, directed by Lycourgos Angelopoulos, when they present a Christmas concert in Portland and Seattle.

Web catalog of resources "for Film, TV and Re-enactors" debuts

An entrepreneur in Los Angeles, California, has announced a new web site that aims to catalog commercial providers of historical products and services for re-enactors as well as TV and film producers for both fictional and documentary works.

Caravaggio's painting exhales perfume

For two weeks in the State Hermitage Museum, Russia, every visitor will have a chance to enjoy the scents of the flowers and fruits that are depicted on Caravaggio’s famous painting “The Lute-Player

Meridies Crown List Photos Online

Serena da Riva has posted photos from the recent Fall 2005 Crown List, which took place in the Kingdom of Meridies.

November 6th

Scholarships Available for Icelandic Study

The Leifur Eiríksson Foundation is offering scholarships to scholars from the United States interested in doing graduate-level research at universities in Iceland.

Medieval Lion Skulls Tell Tale of Royal Menagerie

The skulls of two lions dating to the 13th and 15th centuries, discovered in the moat of the Tower of London, give credence to historic accounts of the Tower's fabled Menagerie, a popular tourist attraction in medieval times.

Insulae Draconis Viceroy Tournament Photos Online

Raphe Cuthbert has announced that photos from the recent Fifth Viceroy Tournament of Insulae Draconis in the Kingdom of Drachenwald have been posted online.

"Splendor of the Word" Captures a Fading World

The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts at the New York Public Library, a new exhibit, is the first in the library's history to showcase the organization's massive holdings of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts.

November 5th

12th Century Farm Discovered Beneath Scottish Hotel

The remnants of a building dating to 1150 and a garden wall have been discovered on the grounds of the Norton House Hotel, near Ingliston, Scotland. Archaeologists feel that the find has "national significance."

Life in Roman Scotland

Judy Vickers of the Scotsman looks at the Roman legacy in Scotland and how they influenced life north of Hadrian's Wall.

Merchant Registration for Estrella Due

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, the Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Autocrat, has announed that merchant registration for Estrella War XXII will be due November 15, 2005.

Wife creates website honoring Master Johan von Traubenberg

Arianna of Wynthrope, wife of Johan von Traubenberg, has created a web site honoring her late husband.

November 4th

Ealdormere Fall 2005 Coronation Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the recent Ealdormere Fall 2005 Coronation on the Two Ravens website.

Which Historic General are You?

OKCupid has a test to determine which historic general you most resemble.