Archive - 2005

February 3rd

Moorish Tavern XV

Come enjoy four days in the beautiful shire of midewinde at Moorish Tavern XV. This year there is a special focus for the event. We will be focusing on getting some last minute training in for the first march of the Kingdom of Northshield to the battle fields of Pennsic.

Duke Gyrth Oldcastle Tourney

For those of you who are unable to answer Their Majesties' call to arms down at Gulf Wars, Ponte Alto invites you to join in an all day event of mayhem and slaughter, or rather, a fighters' event for heavy and light weapon fighters.

Hiëronymus Bosch Action Figures

Disturbingly fascinating, a collection of plastic sculptures of figures from paintings by Renaissance artist Hiëronymus Bosch can be viewed online.

Danr Becomes Northshield's First Laurel

Master Cadwallon has reported that THL Danr has become Northshield's first member of the Order of the Laurel.

Slavery, serfdom, and indenture through the Middle Ages

From ancient times, people have found themselves forced to labor for others. The links this week examine how slavery — and other institutions just a step above it — were practiced in the Middle Ages, by various cultures and nations.

February 2nd

Woodcut Masterpieces on Display in New York

A treasury of Renaissance woodcuts will be on display at the Grolier Club in New York City, featuring manuscripts from the collection of Lessing J. Rosenwald.

Defending the Gate IV

Safe within their walls, the defenders listen to the sounds of the besieging army outside. The early morning attack had surprised them, and no one knew if their hurriedly sent messengers had gotten through.

Double Wars XVIII

Lords and Ladies, you are once more invited to the fair shire of Attemark to join another Double Wars, now for the 18th time. This years highlight will be the behourdium according to René d’Anjou.

Groundhog Day

No, this message isn't going to repeat in an endless loop.... Curious about the medieval origins of Groundhog Day. Dame Aoife has found the answer.

Board of Directors seeks applicants for Executive Assistant post

The SCA Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for the position of Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors of the SCA Inc. This is a paid position requiring approximately 10-20 hours per week.

SCA President's Report for BoD meeting and conference call

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, Inc., has posted her President's Report for the most recent Board meeting and Board two recent conference calls.

Residents of Yuma, Arizona, get glimpse of days gone by

The Yuma Sun describes an SCA event and activities in the Shire of Burning Sands.

February 1st

Oertha Summer Coronet

The theme and Feast for this year's Summer Coronet will be based on Moroccan Culture, so quiet your camels and air out your tents and be prepared to delve into the exotic.

Winter War Assessment

The Sargents of Saint Aiden and the Barony of Marinus by the sea welcome all to the first Winter War Assessment.

Hawks to Protect Herculaneum from Pigeons

Humans are not the only visitors to the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum. Pigeons have found a goldmine in the tourist hotspot, leaving behind a mess and forcing officials to try a new approach in pest control: hawks.

Event Report: Septentrian 12th Night

"What a Drag!" reports Lord Colyne Stewart of the Septentrian 12th Night event, as he describes the, errr..., beauty-challenged Beard "Sisters" whose antics enlivened this Ealdormere event on January 22.

Photos from Drachenwald's 2005 Winter Coronation Online

Lord Raphe Cuthbert has posted photos from the recent Winter Coronation of Padraig & Elsa in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

January 31st

Middle Kingdom A&S newsletter taps new Editor

Her Ladyship Katarina Peregrine will soon take the helm of Artes Draconis, the Arts and Sciences newsletter/magazine for the Middle Kingdom.

Northshielders Accept Bardic Challenge

Residents of the Kingdom of Northshield have the chance to showcase their performance skills at an upcoming Bardic Challenge. Instructors are also needed.

Ansteorran Longship Company featured in History Channel documentary

A living history group, the Ansteorran Longship Company, and their ship are featured in a documentary that will air on The History Channel in late February. Ironically, they are portraying not Vikings but Phoenicians.

CTV.ca: Sword and Duct Tape Used in McDonald's Robbery

A McDonald's restaurant in Winnipeg, Canada was robbed recently at swordpoint.

January 30th

Beowulf Film to Benefit American Cancer Society

A new production Beowulf: Prince of the Geats, is planned to be shot in Norway with hopes of raising US$1 million for the American Cancer Society.

"Around the World in 18 Games" Comes to Hadrian's Wall

Twenty tiny people are making a unique journey this year when the British Museum sends 20 of the historic Lewis Chessman north for a special exhibit of historic board games.

Private manuscript collection includes items dating to 1270 CE

The Monmouth County (NJ) Historical Association is featuring an exhibition of illuminated manuscripts from the medieval period, from the private collection of County Historian George Moss.

January 29th

Useful Latin Phrases for the Rest of Us

Sometimes it just sounds better in Latin!

Danish Archaeologists in Search of Vikings in Iran

Archaeologists from Denmark are investigating links Vikings and Irans on the shores the Caspian Sea in Iran.

Donations Needed for Estrella Youth Activities

Lady Elizabeth ingen Iames, Estrella War XXI Children's/Youth Activities Coordinator, reports that donations are being sought for children's activities at the War.

January 28th

Please Pass the Psalt!

Dame Aoife discusses Medieval Psalters in this week's edition of Aoife's Links.

Oertha Summer 2004 Coronet Photos Online

Caoimheall Dubheasa DerAlcan has posted photos from the Summer 2004 Coronet.

Golden Lily VI - Il Castelo de Amore (The Castle of Love)

Come Join the Shire of Beau Fort is Celebrating the VI Festival of the Golden Lily. A&S Classes, Heavy Combat Tourney, Bardic Tourney, Childrens Classes and games round out the day, followed by an afternoon feast, that will woo the heart towards romance.