Archive - Nov 2005

November 4th

Tavern at Kingdom's Edge

The Tavern at Kingdom's Edge hosts feasting and revelry—but also devilry. Located in the Shire of Port Oasis, the Tavern at Kingdom's Edge hosts a faire November 18, 19 and 20, the weekend prior to the feast of Thanksgiving.

Blackstone Raid XV

As the rest of the Kingdom settles in for a long winter of fun and frolic, those on the southern borders are beginning preparations for the annual spring invasion of the brigands from the Middle Kingdom who seek to steal Their Majesties' black rock.

Oh, what a knight

The Eyeopener profiles Kate Flanigan, a Ryerson Theatre School technical production student and a member of the SCA.

November 3rd

Calontir Crown List Announced

Their Majesties Martino and Ariel of the Kingdom of Calontir have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

King Arthur tales may contain secret code

According to amateur scholar Joan Helm on the radio program The Science Show, King Arthur and the Camelot legends are just crammed full of hidden meanings and subtle messages.

Iona II

Archaeologists working in Scotland believe they have found the site of a second monastery founded in the 6th century by St. Columba, founder of Iona.

Spring Pas d' Arms

Greetings unto all lovers of Chivalry, Grace, Prowess and Virtue! Come and join the Shire of Esfenn and Chateau de Camville for a grand Pas d' Arms on the green fields of Sorendsdale Park in the Shire of Esfenn. Noble Combatants can test their mettle against the "Enemies of Love" in a number of themed passes. The Gracious Gallery shall choose the champions of the day who inspire them with acts of valor, courtesy and courtly grace! The gallery shall also "punish" those who action offend the Aspects of Love-beware the Black Favor! The day shall end with a potluck barbeque (meats shall be provided -please, if you can bring a small side dish to share). Heraldic display, banners and pagentry are stongly encouraged!

Kingdom of Gleann Abhann A & S Faire

The Shire of IronOx proudly hosts The Kingdom of Gleann Abhann Arts and Sciences Faire. January 20-22, 2006 at the Jimmy Davis State Park outside of Monroe, LA.

"Crusades: Crescent and the Cross" on the History Channel

On November 6-7, 2005, the History Channel will present The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross, a "clear-eyed look at the first three crusades, the battle between the Crescent and the Cross, which still shapes the Middle East and relations between the two great religions in our present day world."

On-the-job Halloween spirit can be fun, as long as employees don't get too spooky

An article in the East Valley Tribune describing costumes worn in the workplace on Halloween features a photograph of SCA member Rawnie Pino.

November 2nd

Carolina Renaissance Festival

News and Observer photographer Scott Sharpe's latest "Postcard from the Road" focuses on the Carolina Renaissance Fair.

Principality of the Mists 2005 Fall Coronet Photos Online

Members of the College of Sainte Katherine have posted photos from the recent Fall Coronet in the Principality of the Mists in the West Kingdom.

Gleann Abhann's First Fighter's Collegium

The Shire of Ardanroe is proud to host The Kingdom of Gleann Abhann's First Fighter's Collegium December 2-4, 2005, at Lake Bistineau State Park in Doyline, LA (Group Camp 1).

Octoberfest: Castles in Germany

In an article for the Renstore newsletter, Gael Stirler looks at how to make a fairy tale come true by visiting German castles.

November 1st

9th Century Saxon Aestel Found by Metal Detector

Metal detecting enthusiast Tim Pearson, of Denaby, England, recently found a 9th century Saxon Aestel, which looks like a four inch long bottle, and may have served as a holder for sticks used to turn pages of religious books.

Turkish Textiles on display at the Sackler

"Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey" is on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, through January 22.

Barony of Oldenfeld Yule

It that time again. Yule is right around the corner and we all know what that means: Novice Arts Sci, lots of fighting (Heavy, Light and Gift Exchange!) Classes, poetry contest, drawing contest and much, much more when the Barony of Oldenfeld presents The Barony's First Yule!

"Treachery on the Takaido" has an A&S display to remember

Lady Martelle von Charlottenburg shares her tale of the fabulous Arts and Sciences activities at Atlantia's "Treachery on the Takaido" event.

Midrealmers Enjoy Combat in Western Illinois

Reporter Joseph Lemanski of the Western Courier spends time with members of the March of Lochmorrow at Western Illinois University during a recent fighter practice.

Moroccan City Holds Secrets from Roman Through Medieval Times

Moroccan archaeologists from the National Institute of Archaeological Sciences and Heritage are combing through research discovered during a recent excavation of the Roman city of Thamusida and its medieval layers up to Islamic times.