Archive - Mar 2005

Scotsman Demands Return of Lewis Chessmen

Scottish nationalists are demanding the "repatriation" of the 12th century Lewis chessmen now held by the British Museum.

Midsummer Twilight Tourney: an Event in Reverse

Join the Canton of Buckston-on-Eno in the Barony of Windmasters' Hill for a late period camping event in Leasburg, NC.

Flametree Ball

The Shire of Colles Ardorum and the College of St Malachy are proud to present the Flametree Ball, featuring all the usual dancing, music, games as well as including a light but generous and filling supper. And more.

Arizona Republic: Teachers Preach Value of Learning Latin

Arizona teachers lobby for the teaching of Latin as a way to expose children to ancient culture, improve test scores and help kids get into college.

Calontir's Queen's Prize Tournament Photos Online

The Queen's Prize Tournament A.S. XXXIX (2005) was held in the Barony of Three Rivers (Kingdom of Calontir). Photos of the entries of the A&S tourney are available online.

March 30th

Muslim Charity Claims Ownership of Taj Mahal

The Sunni Waqf Board, a Muslim charitable organization that oversees Muslim graveyards, has laid claim to India's Taj Mahal.

What's cooking in Polderslot?

For all who like to cook and those who like to eat

Last Gleann Abhann Investiture

The Shire of Ardanroe invites one and all to the Investiture of the Gleann Abhann Prince and Princess. Please join us for this historic and fun event.

Summits June Investiture

Come give your thanks to Prince Kaðall Blarauga and Princess Nadezhda Volynskaiia for their service to the principality, and witness the elevation of their heirs, Tanist Berek von Langental and his inspiration ban-Tanist Liesel von Langental, to the Summits Thrones.

East Kingdom Southern Region Spring War Practice

Every year, the East's first effort shines on the fields of Owl's Reste as the Eastern army, mighty to behold, prepares for the coming war!

Beltaine XXX: Quest for the Grey Pearl

The Barony of Grey Niche celebrates its 30th birthday, BELTAINE XXX: QUEST FOR THE GREY PEARL.

Sale of imaginary sword leads to murder in the real world

File this in the category of the strange and unusual: An Internet gamer from Shanghai, China, has allegedly murdered a competitor for selling a sword that existed only in the game to someone else for real money.

Exhibit on Lace at the BMA

"A Legacy of Lace: Selections from the Cone Collection" will be on display at the Baltimore Museum of Art through September 18, 2005.

May Day Melees

This May Day Melees will be held on Saturday, May 7th, in one of Santa Fe's spacious parks: Ragle Park, on the corner of Zia Road and Yucca Street (the park with all the baseball fields).

Atenveldt Coronation and King's/Queen's Championships

May 6-8, 2005

Join us to bid a fond farewell to TRM Phelan and Mariana and celebrate the Coronation of TRH Eduard and Asa. Camp on green grass. Enjoy the comforts of the Coronation Hall on Saturday. Feast with us Saturday evening. Sunday, shoot archery, compete in a tourney, observe an equestrian demo, or watch the action from the side!

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Gulf War Rapier Photos Online

Lady Elizabeth Wren of Windhaven in Northshield photographed rapier activities at the recent Gulf War.

March 29th

A Child is Born in Lochac

Lord Kaspar von Helmenstedt & Eleyne de Comnocke (aka Nick and Clare Baldock) have announced the birth of their son Cameron Arthur Baldock on March 22, 2005.

Something's Afoot in Myrkfaelinn

Spring is here, that glorious time when the good people of Myrkfaelinn come out of their abodes, look at the sky, and wonder... how many more months of snow are left? Follow the muddy footprints to our wonderful hall for a day of fighting, fencing, and dancing. Fancy footwork and feets of arms aside, there will be a special challenge for the day. So be forewarned, my lords and ladies, and prepare yourself to speak trippingly on the tongue for some boot-licking fun!

Berek Victorious in Summits Coronet

Finngall McKetterick, Herald for the Principality of the Summits, reports that Berek, inspired by Liesel, was victorious in the Principality's recent Coronet.

Fort Battle at Gulf War XIV

HL Chiara has posted a nice photo album from Gulf Wars, with photos taken by her and by Maggie MacPherson.

March 28th

Le Recherche de Printemps: a Spring Quest

Join the Barony of Madrone and the Madrone Equestrian Guild as we gather to banish Winter and herald the new Spring!

Eisenmarche Shire Banquet and Champions Tournament

My Lords and Ladies, imagine if you will, a noble's manor. Not just any noble, but one from the Shire of Eisenmarche. The Mistress of the Manor has graciously opened her home to you to help celebrate Italy's Festa del Pitu.

Barony of Ered Sul Investiture

Maestra Alex the Scribe brings us this recounting of the Baronial succession in the Barony of Ered Sul (modern-day Flagstaff, Arizona).

Gulf War XIV Photos Online

Arthur of Ballan Moor of Coeur d'Ennui in the Kingdom of Calontir has posted photos from Gulf War XIV.

MC busts some Chaucer at Oakland high school

Students at a high school in Oakland, California, attended a performance of "The Rap Canterbury Tales" by Dirk "Baba" Brinkman, a "hip-hop Chaucer rapper."

March 27th

Scientists Link Climate to Viking Violence

A new study shows a colleration between "difficult social periods" discussed in Viking sagas and unusually cold weather patterns.

More Gulf War XIV Photos Online

George le Breton has posted photos taken by himself and his lady Jen at the recent Gulf War XIV.

Three new exhibits open at the Smithsonian's Freer & Sackler Galleries

On March 19, three new exhibits on Japanese and Near Eastern artwork opened at the Sackler & Freer Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

March 26th

Viking Telescope

Research on lenses discovered at a Viking archaeological dig on the island of Gotland provides evidence that the Norse may have had sophisticated navigational instruments as early as the 11th century.

Which Monty Python Character are You?

In celebration of the Broadway premiere of Spamalot, Entertainment Weekly has posted a trivia quiz to determine which Monty Python character you most closely resemble.