Archive - 2005

October 20th

Final issue of "The Quarter" on the loose

Run for your lives! Yet another issue of Trimaris' "Perfectly Period Parody Publication", The Quarter, has apparently gnawed through its restraining straps and escaped into the wild.

Female Heroes: Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine, a woman who was in many ways ahead of her time and who was one of the most important figures in the Middle Ages, is the subject of Aoife's Links this week.

Blackfox Award Winners for AS 39 announced

The Blackfox Award Winners for AS 39 have been added to the Chronicler's web page on the SCA web site. The Blackfox Awards, given yearly, recognize excellence in newsletters at the principality, baronial, and local levels.

October 19th

Midrealm Crown Tourney to feature jousting demo

The Middle Kingdom's Crown Tournament, to be held October 22, will feature a demonstration of jousting combat, a newly-sanctioned activity in the SCA.

Southern Crusades VII

The Southern Baronies are once again under attack. Please join our defenses at Southern Crusades VII, Templars and Turks.

Barony mourns the passing of Lady Sirona

The Canton of Mystic Straits and the Barony of Roaring Wastes bid sorrowful farewell to Lady Sirona, who died October 18, 2005.

Feast of the Hare

The Canton of Caldrithig Presents: Something Red at Feast of the Hare.

Calontir online hurricane relief auction features last-minute additions

Additional items have been contributed to Calontir's online auction for the benefit of SCAdian hurricane victims.

Middle Kingdom Crown Tournament

The Barony of Andelcrag invites you to the Crown Tournament to select the heirs of Their Royal Majesties Edmund and Kateryn.

Midrealm Crown List Announced

Their Majesties Edmund and Kateryn of the Middle Kingdom have announced the list of combatants for the upcoming Crown Tournament.

Midrealm Mourns Baron Gundric Fawkes

Baron Sir Garagchan of the Midrealm reports on the Legio Draconis website that Baron Gundric Fawkes, Sergeant of the Red Company, Companion of the Order of the Dragon's Heart, died suddenly October 18, 2005 after a sparring match at fighter practice.

Northshield Althing

The first Kingdom of Northshield Althing will be hosted by the Barony of Caer Anterth on Saturday, November 12, 2005, at the beautiful DeKoven Center in Racine, WI. The site fee is $5.00 (+$3.00 NMS). Feast is availble.

Spanish Event Photos Online

Raphe Cuthbert has posted photos from Algarada en la Frontera, an event which took place in the Incipient Shire of Alcazar (Cifuentes, Spain) October 1, 2005.

October 18th

Let Us Prey: Hunting With Hawks/Falcons

This week's installment of Aoife's Links is devoted to the art and science of hunting with raptors for food and for sport.

Boar's Head 2005

Boar's Head 2005: New Beginnings: "New Site, New Kingdom.... Old Friends"

Regional Fight Practice

All good Gentles are invited to a Regional Fight Practice hosted by Canton of Coille Stoirmeil at Wilton Community Hall, 400 East ST., Wilton, WI. 54670. Site is Handicap Accessible.

Calontir Crown Tourney

Calontir Crown Tourney
The Barony of Vatavia - November 5, 2005.
First Presbyterian Church Camp
9601 W. 73rd Street North
Wichita, Kansas
(Same site as the Tournament of Valor 26)

SCA Trailer Stolen in An Tir

Kaðlin in Stórráða has reported that a trailer belonging to HL Kolfinna and Sir Torfin containing much SCA gear was stolen from their home in Portland, Oregon October 14, 2005.

Fiber, Fabric and Fighting III

The Third Fiber, Fabric and Fighting event will be held the weekend of November 18-20, 2005, at the Sieg Conference Center in Lamar, PA (same site as previously).

New Heirs for Ealdormere

Magistra Nicolaa offers this detailed report of the Ealdormere Crown Tournament, in which Count Aaron Preslee Worgenson won the day for the honour of Countess Rustique.

Ravens Keep Forms in Drachenwald

Lord Alric, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced the formation of a new group in the Kingdom: the Incipient Shire of Ravens Keep.

October 17th

Fall 2005 SCA Board of Directors Meeting

The Barony of Delftwood is proud to host the Fall 2005 SCA Board of Directors Meeting on October 22, 2005. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:00 AM.

Will the REAL Will Shakespeare Please Stand Up?

It appears that everyone but William Shakespeare wrote the playwright's work. The new candidate was an Elizabethan diplomat named Sir Henry Neville.

16th century manuscript from India featured in exhibit at the Met

"Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated Khamsa, 1597–98" will be on display at the Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for the Arts of South and Southeast Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 12.

Oerthan Winter Coronet and Investiture

Oerthan Winter Coronet and Investiture
January 14-15, A.S. XL (2006)
Location: Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, AK)
Badger Hall - Tanana Valley Fairgrounds

Midrealmers Help Promote "Sister Cities" at Indiana RenFaire

SCA members were on hand recently for the Fishers Renaissance Faire in Fishers, Indiana. Members took part in demonstrations of armored combat.

October 16th

Day of the Troubadors

Barony of Ben Dunfirth presents another Day of the Troubadors...

Event site: Wesley United Church, 69 Superior Street, Brantford, ON N3S 2K5

For more details for activities, tournament information, heraldry classes, feast information as it comes up, please go to: http://westbelleford.dyndns.org/Troubadors.html

Uprising XIX Photos, Music Online

Lord John Gilson has posted photos from Uprising XIX, which took place in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

National Geographic: Ancient Chinese Noodle Secret?

John Roach, reporting for National Geographic, writes that 4,000-year-old noodles, the oldest ever found, have been discovered in northwestern China. The well-preserved, thin noodles were buried in a bowl ten feet below ground.

Controversial Changes Planned for Kenilworth Castle

English Heritage has approved plans to make changes to historic Kenilworth Castle over objections from local residents, including Lord Kenilworth.