Archive - Aug 2005

Atlantia to Sponsor Red Cross Fundraiser

Mistress Mordrea of the Kingdom of Atlantia has announced that a silent auction and Red Cross fund-raiser will be held at the Kingdom's upcoming Fall University in the Stronghold of Raven's Cove.

SCA and Fundraising for disasters

Susan Earley, the Society Exchequer, has posted reminders and clarifications regarding SCA policy on fundraisers for disaster relief.

Newswire scheduling during Hurricane Katrina emergency

We are receiving a lot of news and updates related to the hurricane crisis affecting Meridies, Gleann Abhann, and surrounding areas. In response, SCAtoday.net is altering our normal editorial schedule.

Gleann Abhann reacts to Hurricane Katrina

Peregrine Fairchylde of the Shire of Lagerdamm, Principality of Gleann Abhann, Meridies, reports on conditions following Hurricane Katrina.

Gleann Abhann "Rollcall" Created

Sarah Lakey has announced that a bulletin board has been created for those SCA members living in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and for those who have loved ones there.

Meridies Update

Mistress Gwennddolynn ni hAilleachain, Seneschale of the Kingdom of Meridies, has posted an update on the groups in her Kingdom affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Harvest Captaincy and Collegium

The barony invites one and all to Harvest Captaincy, at which we will choose the next Captain of the Militia and Heart of Winter's Gate by right of arms.

Snowed Inn V

As the world slumbers beneath a blanket of snow, the people of Ardchreag still toil. On a winter day, they invite you to sit back and relax, share an ale or tale over a game, and revel in the pleasures of days that once were.

Atlantian Court/Children's Fete Photos Online

Tal has posted over 300 photos of Atlantian activities from Pennsic 34.

Video of Pennsic Battles

Vels reports that video from the Pennsic Field Battle and Peasants' Charge is now online.

August 30th

"Whippoorwill" Profits to Aid Katrina Victims

George Reed, spokesman for the Chateau Teafort Trio, has announced that all profits from the group's debut album Whippoorwill will be donated to relief efforts for SCA victims of Hurricane Katrina.

"Cranky Professor" Highlights What's New in Historical Research

On the Cranky Professor blog, Michael Thinkler invites ancient and medieval historians to share information on their latest research projects and ideas.

Amergin's Revenge Bardic Gathering

Amergin’s Revenge Bardic Gathering Barony of Adiantum Oct. 29-20, 2005 Camp Lane, Walton, OR

Have a Passion for Poetry, do you Melt for Music, do you Tremble at the Telling of Tales? Fare you then to Amergin’s Revenge, and bathe in a sea of words and wonder.

Liberal Arts at Yale: A Lesson in Multitasking

No more apologies for that philsophy degree! Harvard historian Warren Goldstein discusses the importance of a liberal arts education.

Chalice II: The Poseidon Adventure

Once again, the cry goes forth for all heroes to vie for glory and honor in the Chalice Championships. And for those who choose to attempt it, there is the legendary "Chalice of the Sun God" - the cup of Helios given to Hercules in the course of his labors. Please join us for this unique challenge!

Popsicle Stick Longboat

Ship builder Robert McDonald has entered the record books by constructing a 15-meter Viking longboat of 15 million ice cream sticks. The ship, which took two years to build, was launched in Amsterdam harbor.

August 29th

Rapier Broken Field Battle -- Up Close and Personal

SCAtoday.net's Iustinos Tekton shares the results of a rare photo opportunity, after being allowed to photograph the Rapier Broken Field Battle at Pennsic 34 from the Marshal station at the center of the battlefield itself.

Bards and Bows

The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle welcomes all back to the Damp Dragon Inn for Bards and Bows on September 2 - 4, 2005. This event will be held at Camp Sertoma, Johnson Road (no number), in Windsor, NY. The site opens at 6:00 P.M. on Friday and closes at noon on Sunday. Anyone still lingering after noon will be pressed into service for site clean up.

Justus fils de Ternon Knighted at Pennsic 34

Justus fils de Ternon, squire of Viscount Syr Ternon de Caerleon, was knighted on the battlefield of Pennsic by the hands of Robert and Denise, 49th Crown of Atlantia. His Majesty Atlantia, Sir Robert de Rath, held the sword.

Casual War III: The Tradition

Come for the warfare and stay for the pyjama party.

BrendokenFest & Baronial Championships

A day of fun and festivities, including heavy, rapier, archery, thrown weapons, classes and children's activities, to name a few.

Novice Scola

Come one, come all to the Novice Scola in the Barony of Carolingia! Whether you are new to the SCA, an old-timer, or somewhere in between, you are sure to enjoy our wide assortment of classes and activities. There are true beginner classes as well as intermediate classes.

Arts & Science Expedition I

The Shire of Ad Flumen Caerulum invites all the people of our fair kingdom and of all other regions of the known world to come to the "AFC - Arts & Science Expedition I". Visit some of the most famous Museums of Vienna. Come to the Treasury, the Picture Gallery of the KHM (http://www.khm.at/homeE3.html) and see the special exhibition "One Man's Meat ...Eating and Drinking in the Middle Ages" (http://www.wienmuseum.at/english/frameset.asp). There will also be some merrymaking in the evening with gambling, a bardic circle and A&S Classes.

Michaelmas Event

As the summer season winds down into fall, The gates of winter are set to open. As they do, we gather in the great hall and celebrate the harvest and warm ourselves with the heat of friendship. Join us as we feast in Norse style with Scandinavian recipes and Viking skills. Let us play in the weather, snow or not, and enjoy what the season gives us.

Kingdom Crusades

Hear ye, good gentles of the Kingdoms of the East and Atlantia, this year's Kingdom Crusades will be held in the traditional lands of the Barony of Bright Hills, in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Milica strikes again with even more Pennsic 34 photos

SCAtoday.net's own THL Milica of Varna rounds out her Pennsic portfolio with almost 400 more photos.

August 28th

Evidence of medieval caesarian shows people valued life.

An article about the fine of a skeleton from 12th Century England showing evidence of a Caesarian section performed on a woman.

Georgian Tribes Loved their Wine

New excavations of wine cellars near Atskuri, Georgia reveal that Georgian tribes from the early Middle Ages worshiped wine. The wine cellars were found during construction of a gas pipeline.

"Charlemagne's Tablecloth" Looks at the History of Feasting

William Grimes of the New York Times reviews Charlesmagne's Tablecloth: a Piquant History of Feasting by Nichola Fletcher.

Inbördeskriget (Civil War)

The shire of Juneborg once more bids you all welcome to the glorious Civil War! The site is new, Sägnernas Hus outside Sandhem, Mullsjö and we hope that as many of you as possible will join us in the joys of fighting, dancing, music and excellent food.

More info at: http://juneborg.nordmark.org/