Archive - 2005

November 15th

EMS Coverage Secured for Pennsic War XXXV

Mayor Brise Sanguin has confirmed that another ambulance company has signed on to replace Portersville EMS for on-site paramedic services at Pennsic 35.

Grimms Rentals and Portersville EMS to leave Pennsic War

Brise Sanguin, Pennsic XXXV Mayor, has confirmed rumors that two long-standing providers of services to Pennsic War will not be returning this year. Lord Calvert from the Pennsic Independent has the story straight from the Mayor.

November 14th

Companie of Saynte George Brings Re-enactment to Europe

A Swiss reenactment group, the Companie of Saynte George, is dedicated to bringing to life a 15th century military castle garrison complete with craftsmen and their families.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Coronation...

On the fifth day of November, Anno Societatus XL, being 2005 in the Common Reckoning, Gleann Abhann took its ryghtfull place as the youngest kingdom in the Knowne Worlde. But the story beforehand bears telling, as it is fascinating. (Or, "A funny thing happened on the way to coronation...")

Gleann Abhann Supply Run Wraps Up Noble Effort

Peregrine Fairchylde, coordinator of the Gleann Abhann Supply Run, has announced that the effort will no longer accept donations for disaster relief.

November 13th

Southwest Hispanics Find Link to Sephardic Jews

New DNA evidence has produced some surprising links between Hispanics living the America's Southwest and Sephardic Jews who fled the Inquisition 400 years ago.

Borgia Family Topic of New Film

Scarlett Johansson and Colin Farrell have been signed to star in a new theatrical film set in 15th century Rome which covers the internal struggles of Italy's Borgia family.

Walking Roman Scotland

The current online issue of Walkwise, Scotland's walking magazine, features a list of walking excursions that explore Roman sites in Scotland.

Imperial Turkish Costumes on Display

An exhibition of imperial Turkish robes and kaftans will be on display at the Smithsonian Institute's Sackler Gallery through January 22, 2006.

November 12th

Vaclav Semjaka Winner of Calontir Crown Tourney

Vaclav Semjaka, inspired by Xorazne Artsruni, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Northshield Photo Albums Cover Recent Events

A number of new photo albums have been posted on Yehudah Nagid ben Yitzhakthe's Unofficial Northshield Photo Gallery, including pictures taken at the Medieval Religions Symposium and Northshield Crown.

Historic Combat in Denver

Jester of Anglesey has announced that the Barony of Caerthe in Denver, Colorado, will host two historical combat sessions at Caerthean Fighter Practice during the month of November, 2005.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for November 2005

THL Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2005.

Avenging Unicorn Action Figure

Archie McPhee is at it again! This time it's an Avenging Unicorn complete with "four interchangeable horns" for skewering your favorite irritant.

November 11th

"That's not a Knoife!" What period blades were really like

How many SCAdians have drawn a sword after uttering that famous movie line? Dame Aoife doesn't look a thing like Paul Hogan's "Mic" character in Crocodile Dundee, but this week she shares Mic's fascination with sharp pointy things.

Textiles, Metalwork and Art from Ottoman Empire Now at Smithsonian

The weekend before Atenveldt and Gleann Abhann’s coronations, the first-ever international exhibition devoted to imperial Turkish robes, or kaftans, dating to the 16th-17th centuries, opened at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery.

Known World Hunt Guild Promotes Animal Activities in the SCA

Pavla de la Satu Mare of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc reports that the Known World Hunt Guild promotes animal activities within the SCA, including those involving horses, dogs and hawks.

Day of the Troubadors

The Barony of Ben Dunfirth presents Day of the Troubadors, December 10, 2005.

Eastern influences on medieval Spain explored in Mexico City museum exhibit

"España Medieval y el legado de occidente" will be on display at the Museo Nacional de Antropología through February.

November 10th

Northshield Gift to Gleann Abhann

In a show of friendship from the second newest Kingdom in the SCA to the newest, the Kingdom of Northshield presented 300 scroll blanks, created by Northshield scribes, to Their Majesties of Gleann Abhann.

In Praise of Gleann Abhann

Iustinos Branov has posted "A Hymn in Praise of Gleann Abhann," written in honor of the founding of the new Kingdom.

Gleann Abhann coronation photos

Gawin der Fuchs has posted photos from Gleann Abhann's first Coronation.

Traveler bears wondrous tale of first Gleann Abhann Coronation

Vallawulf Rurikson, of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, journeyed many miles to witness the birth of the new Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. He has kindly agreed to share the tale of his journey with us all.

November 9th

Society Seneschal releases new policy on hunting activities at SCA events

George Reed, Society Seneschal, has released a new policy, and implementation guidelines, for hunting activities at SCA events.

Masterpiece Theatre to Present "The Virgin Queen"

Anne-Marie Duff stars as Elizabeth I of England in this new depiction of the life of The Virgin Queen. The program is part of the Masterpiece Theatre series.

Midrealm Fall 2005 Crown Tourney Photos Online

Agrippa has posted an album of photos from the recent Middle Kingdom Fall 2005 Crown Tournament.

November 8th

Duke Michael of Bedford Victor in Atlantia Crown Tourney

Duke Michael of Bedford, fighting for and Duchess Seonaid ni Fhionn, was the winner of the November 5, 2005 Atlantian Crown Tournament.

Oldest Church found at Armageddon

The ruins of the oldest Christian church in the Middle East, and probably the whole world, were discovered in the Megiddo prison area.

Selviergard Yule

Greetings and Much Love! We send this missive to invite all to join us for the festivities. There will be heavy, rapier and rock-paper-scissors tournaments.

An Tir A&S Championship

Their Royal Majesties and the Barony of Dragon’s Laire invite you to participate in the excitement and beauty that is Kingdom A&S 2006. The all-encompassing world of this competition may surprise those who have not attended before. If you can touch it, taste it, smell it, hear it, wear it or be hit over the head with it ….. that is an art form. Art and Science surrounds our senses and is what “creates