Archive - 2005

December 17th

Joyous news from Atenveldt: A Royal birth

On December 16, TRM Aaron and Alisandra, King and Queen of Atenveldt, became the proud parents of Timothy Austin Eager, their second son.

Bronze Age Pyramid Discovered in Bosnia

Archaeologists are marveling at what appears to be a Bronze Age pyramid found recently near Visoko, Bosnia-Herzegovina. If this is a true pyramid, it will be the first ever found in Europe.

December 16th

Children Explore Mabinogion through Lessons

Welsh poet Twm Morys joined a group of school children as they gathered in the woods of Wales for a day of lessons which included poetry writing, stories of Coed Felinrhyd and walking in the woods.

Hesse family loans works of art to the Portland Art Museum

"Hesse: A Princely German Collection," which featuring the Darmstadt Madonna among other works from the Hesse family collection, will be on display at the Portland Art Museum through March 19, 2006.

Northern Lights Arts & Sciences Competition

Save the Date and Spread the Word! Northern Lights has been scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2006 in the Shire of Panther Vale (Christ Church on State St. in Montpelier, VT).

President's Report of the December 6, 2005 Conference Call

Linda Moore, President of the SCA, Inc., has released the report from the latest Board of Directors meeting which took place by conference call December 6, 2005.

Candlemas XIX

The Shire of Dragonsmark presents… Candlemas XIX

Winter Oasis

The Barony of Unser Hafen presents Winter Oasis.

Southern War Practice

Throughout the Outlands the drums of WAR are beating. Once again the College of Saint Golias stands ready to host the famous Southern War Practice at the Athletic Field of New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NM.

Armor Stolen in West Kingdom

Eyvandr Gunnarsson reports that his armor was stolen from the Rockridge BART station in Oakland, California December 13, 2005. Please be on the lookout for armor for sale in unusual situations.

December 15th

Lights, Christmas Tree on the Castle!

Carlisle Castle was back to its festive best on Dec. 9, 2005, after Mayor Sandra Fisher threw the switch to light the Christmas tree on the city’s battlements.

Alehouse Photos Online

Lord Chris has posted photos from the recent Evening at the Piedpowder Alehouse event held in Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska) in the Principality of Oertha.

Known World Rattan Symposium Ordering Instuctions

Due to overwhelming interest, Siridean has posted instructions for ordering DVDs of the recent Known World Rattan Symposium.

DNA to Help Find Origin of "Christmas"

Telecommunications engineer and genealogist Henry Christmas hopes that DNA will help him discover the single ancestor with the surname "Christmas."

December 14th

In-Fighting Threatens Church of the Nativity

Squabbling over repairs to the basilica commemorating the birthplace of Jesus may endanger the Church of the Nativity, according to Telegraph reporter Tim Butcher. He writes that the three Christian communities in charge of maintaining the church cannot agree on restoration methods.

Unmasking a vast conspiracy of heralds

Intrepid Atenveldt subjects bravely ventured from their home in the Shire of Windale into the nether planes, emerging from the murky depths with the Truth about what really happens to heraldic submissions.

Crosston Dance Ball 2006

Do you love period dance and are eager for a chance to dance the night away? Are you new to dance and want to give it a try? Do you have 12th Night garb that didn't quite get finished in time for 12th Night? Then this is your big chance to realize your dreams: come to Crosston Shire's annual Dance Ball and show off your finery while learning and performing popular period dances. A day of dance instruction led by our fabulous dance instructors will be followed by a sumptuous one-course feast prepared by Lady Chiara la Trombottiera, and an evening of dance to the sweet tunes of our wonderful live musicians.

31st Tourney of Ymir

So . . . ewe vant to be a Vyking . . . vell, vell, vell. Have ve got an event for ewe. Come join vit us, de Barony ov Vindmasters' Hill for a heapin' good, patootie freezin' time as ve assemble to do battle against de forces of Cold, Ice, Lethargy and pleasant smelling deodorants! Lots and lots and lots ov fighting vil ensue, along vith some good vittles and some vay cool artsy schmartsy stuff.

12th Century Window on Display

A 12th century window, an archaeological gem which gives an insight into the lost world of Merton Priory, has gone on display at the Museum of London.

Saltare Dance Collegium

Come one, come all! Saltare Dance Collegium is hosted this year by the Shire of Talmere, and will be located in Carrollton, Georgia. The event is January 14, 2006 and costs $14 for adults and $7 for children.

Rare Iron Age Burial Found in Scotland

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an Iron Age warrior near Dunbar, Scotland. The grave is only the third such ever found in the country.

December 13th

Shakespeare Film Festival

Set your Tivos! On Wednesday, December 14, 2005, Turner Classic Movies will hold a 24-hour-long Shakepeare film festival beginning at 6:00 am (EST).

Farmer Restoring Ancient Woodlands Unearths Pits Dating to 1350 A.D.

As Britain celebrates the 30th anniversary of National Tree Week, one Cumbrian farmer is making a valuable contribution to the regeneration of the county's woodland - and uncovering some fascinating facts about the region's industrial heritage into the process, as well as pits dating back to 1350 A.D.

First Annual Estrella Combat Cookery Competition

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXII has announced the first annual Estrella Combat Cookery Competition.

Golden Rivers Championship Tournament

Reinar Jorgensen, Lord of Golden Rivers, calls on worthy men and women in arms to succeed him in protecting the ancient and honorable Province of Golden Rivers and its fair lands in the year to come.

The SCA shows snowflake spirit

The Herald and News reports from the Snowflake Festival Parade, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where the best seats were at a mobile feast created by members of the SCA.

"Spamalot" to Begin North American Tour

The musical hit "Spamalot" is scheduled to tour beginning with Boston in March. The show is based on "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

December 12th

Delaware farm tourist experiences range from Wild West to medieval Europe

The News Journal describes several examples of "agritourism" in the state of Delaware, including Baronage Farm in Townsend.

15th Century Welsh Castle Threatened by Development

Raglan Castle, a 15th century Welsh structure that was originally a Norman motte-and-bailey castle, is being threatened by plans for a cattle market to be built around the site.

Crossbow Challenges at Estrella War XXII

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXII, has announced that this year's War will include a period crossbow competition hosted by the Kingdom of the West.