Archive - Jul 2005

July 25th

Photo Albums from Oaken Melee School, Northern Oaken War Maneuvers

SCAtoday.net's Editor, THL Milica of Varna, and Publisher, Maistor Iustinos Tekton, have published galleries containing well over 800 pictures from Northern Oaken War Maeuvers and Oaken Melee School.

July 24th

SCAdians Teach at Herr Memorial Library

"You don't grow old and you don't grow bored," said Lord BradBodad'aylward of the SCA at a recent library demo in Milton, Pennsylvania. Members helped bring the Middle Ages to children at the Herr Memorial Library's summer reading club festival.

Proposal for the Study and Education of Historical Combat Techniques within the SCA

From the Office of the Society Minister for Arts and Sciences comes a proposal to "to create a place in the SCA where the study, teaching, and (controlled) demonstration of historical combat techniques and practices have a home society-wide."

Chroniclers to Meet at Pennsic

Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton, Society Chronicler, has announced that there will be a Known World Chroniclers' Meeting at this year's Pennsic War.

Photos from Hunting Season in Austria Available

For the sixth year the shire of Ad Flumen Caerulum opened the hunting season and once more invited all archers to celebrate the begin of the hunt. The photos of this hunting season (15-17.07.2005) are now available online.

July 23rd

California Man Next Earl of Essex?

A retired grocery clerk from Yuba City, CA may be the next Earl of Essex. Bill Capell, also known as the Right Honorable Lord William Capell, earned the right to put his name forward and possibly be chosen by the Queen with the death of his cousin, the last Earl of Essex.

Pennsic 34 Class Schedule Posted

The class schedule for Pennsic 34 has been posted on the official website.

Elves Halt Construction in Iceland

Efforts to remove several large rocks from a construction site in Kopavogur, Iceland, have led to strange happenings, leading residents to believe that the elves who live in the rocks don't want their homes destroyed.

July 22nd

Photos online from "Hunting Season" event in Drachenwald

Photos of the Hunting Season (Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum, in Austria) are now at the shire's home page.

Why Exchequers are Cool

Maestra Margherita Alessia, known as Ghita (Susan Earley), the Society Exchequer explains how and why exchequers are cool.

War of the Trillium Photos

Lord Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the first ever War of the Trillium in Ealdormere.

July 21st

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).

July 20th

Horseradish War IV

The men and women of the Shire of Baerenau are desperately seeking for help! A tremendous and unbelievable tragedy we are facing. On a hot summer night with a clear star sprinkled sky an enemy so sly and impudent came over us and stole the holiest relict we have, the shrine of the horseradish. These dirty thieves poisoned our guards and keepers of the shrine and took away what never should leave the Shire. Our spirit, the source our lives and the root of Baerenau. All we had left was a trace of Knockebrot crumps to the Northwest! By all we know this could be a false trace, nevertheless we are now on a quest. Leaving our beloved lands with our best trackers we go to war. On the way we seek for friends who will join us to meet on the second day of September on a field close to a little village at Lubeck-Kucknitz. There we will collect our powers to then strike these faceless and cowardly rogues!

Masters of Defense & Baronial Investiture

Do you have what it takes to be a Master of Defense? Come to the Barony of Lochmere on September 10th and put your skills to the test for all to see! Set in Spain, but based on the activities of the London Masters of Defense, a guild of martial arts instructors established by Henry VII, this tourney will challenge the participants to prove themselves in both armored combat and rapier combat.

The Baron's Away... The Peasants Will Play!

The Barony of Stonemarche invites you for a day of picnicking and play! Come join us for a secluded lakeside potluck picnic. With charcoal grills available on site and covered pavilions to shelter the fair from the sun, we will make merry and play! Fighting and fencing may occur, depending upon available marshals. There are many trails to enjoy a quiet walk through the wood and swimming is allowed (no lifeguards on duty, swim at your own risk). Paddleboats and canoes are available from the park for a small fee.

Autumn Rose XI

Escape to the Current Middle Ages with the Society for Creative Anachronism and the Shire of Rokeclif as they celebrate eleven years of hosting their signature Autumn Rose event, Autumn Rose XI.

For Love & Honor III

The days of war are behind us and the time of reveling in love and honor has come again. Come one, come all and join the Shire of Border Vale Keep at For Love & Honor III! We have planned a day focused on martial activities and those who support them. There will also be a tea held on the field for all gentles that support our martial fighters.

Love Feast XXI

The Shire of Lub Siochail is proud to present Love Feast XXI this year on Saturday, September 24, 2005 in its usual location (Jansen Family Park) in beautiful West Bend, WI.

Celtic Classic Festival and Demo

Where can you go to spin or weave all day, fight until you're ready to drop, see Celtic Music performances live, for free and eat haggis and potato pancakes? There's only one place, the Shire of Eisental invites all to join us for our two day demo, September 24th and 25th, at the Celtic Classic Festival in Bethlehem, PA. While the focus is Celtic all personas are welcome.

James Doohan dies at age 85

If they had had transporter beams and warp drives in the Middle Ages, they would have used them. And James Doohan would have been the Scotsman who squeezed 'em for every last drop of performance and then some. The man they called "Scotty" has left us today.

Medieval Religions Symposium II

Please join us for a day of classes, discussions, lectures, and pilgrimages dedicated to the study of medieval religions.

Known World Rattan Symposium

The Known World Rattan Symposium will be held in the Shire of Dun Ard (Atchison Kansas), Kingdom of Calontir, on Columbus Day Weekend Oct 7, 8, 9, 10. We have classes, keynote speakers, and roundtable discussions lined up for Saturday and Sunday.....Monday is open for any personal training or other activities as you see fit.

Writ for Fencing Laurel issued in Aethelmearc

From the court of Their Royal Majesties, Malcolm and Tessa, King and Queen of AEthelmearc, at St Swithins 20th Anniversary celebration, comes word of a gentle summoned to stand vigil for the Order of the Laurel.

Pirate's Revel

"Shiver me timbers and shiver my soul. There are men whose hearts are as black as coal. And they sail their ships 'cross the ocean blue; A blood thirsty captain and a cutthroat crew. It's as dark a tale as ever told of the lust For treasure and love of gold."

More "All Things Martial" Photos Online

Lady Martelle Von Charlottenburg, MOAS for the Barony of Bright Hills in the Kingdom of Atlantia, has posted several photo albums taken at the recent "All Things Martial" event.