Archive - Jul 21, 2005

Pompeii Treasure Trove Revealed

In 2000, archaeologists working on a Roman bath at the site of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in Pompeii, Italy, were thrilled to discover a wicker basket containing a treasure trove of silver artifacts.

Fabric Pheromones Hypnotize Sewers

A "study" published in the 1997 issue of the Western North Carolina Quilters Guild Newsletter reveals that pheromones given off by fabric can cause sewers to purchase "ungodly amounts" of cloth.

Treachery on the Tokaido

Did you make Japanese garb for last Twelfth Night? Are you wondering when you will ever get to wear it again? The Barony of Bright Hills invites you to dust off your kimono and katana as we join the conflict between the Europeans and Japanese for control of the Japanese trade.

Who's Afraid of Beowulf?

Pack up your longships and pray for wind! The vile menace of Grendel once again threatens our fair shire, and we call upon all our cousins, near and far, to aid us in our struggle against this infectious evil! When we have emerged victorious and beaten Grendel into submission (as we surely will!), there will be great mirth and celebration.

Magnus Victorious in Oertha Coronet

Baron Khevron reports that Magnus, inspired by Esperanza, was the winner of the recent Oertha Coronet.

Photos from Oertha's Summer 2005 Coronet

Combatchris and Ann Redd have posted photos from the recent summer coronet in the Principality of Oertha (Kingdom of the West).