Archive - 2005

November 8th

An Tir Twelfth Night 2006

It is time to begin plans and preparations for our most glorious winter event. Come join Their Majesties in the Barony of Three Mountains to crown their Royal Successors. Enjoy the many activities that include a Grand Ball and Heraldic Costume and Banner Contest on Friday night, the Kingdom Rapier Championship and much, much, more.

An Evening at the Piedpowder Alehouse

Come rest your weary feet after a long day in the shop, join the warm fellowship of friends after traveling the dusty (snowy) road. We welcome you to the Piedpowder Alehouse for an evening with the wonderful foods prepared by Cook, the challenge of skill at games and after resting a while a chance to socialize with your friends. We are honored that the Baron and Baroness of Eskalya will be visiting our humble tavern during the Yule tide season.

Toys for Tots 2005

Total toys for 2004 was 2,004 toys. We hope to try to beat last years total. Please help us make this goal, and help provide a toy to a deserving child this Christmas by bringing a new unwrapped toy valued at $5 or more to this years Toys for Tots event.

Cardinals Ask Pope to Save Latin

Latin has fallen into such disuse in the Roman Catholic Church that many of the church fathers no longer understand the language. Now members of the College of Cardinals have asked Pope Benedict XVI to make Latin the "universal language" by using it at international events.

Village of Sundkøbing Re-Creates Medieval Danish Life

The Medieval Centre in Denmark re-creates life in the 14th century village of Sundkøbing, complete with trebuchet and artillery demonstrations, a market and craftsmen.

November 7th

President's Report of the Fourth Quarter 2005 SCA Board of Directors Meeting

SCA Inc. President Linda Moore has released her report from the October 22 meeting of the Board of Directors.

Byzantine Christmas Concert

Residents of the Pacific Northwest will have the opportunity to hear the Greek Byzantine Choir, directed by Lycourgos Angelopoulos, when they present a Christmas concert in Portland and Seattle.

Web catalog of resources "for Film, TV and Re-enactors" debuts

An entrepreneur in Los Angeles, California, has announced a new web site that aims to catalog commercial providers of historical products and services for re-enactors as well as TV and film producers for both fictional and documentary works.

Caravaggio's painting exhales perfume

For two weeks in the State Hermitage Museum, Russia, every visitor will have a chance to enjoy the scents of the flowers and fruits that are depicted on Caravaggio’s famous painting “The Lute-Player

Meridies Crown List Photos Online

Serena da Riva has posted photos from the recent Fall 2005 Crown List, which took place in the Kingdom of Meridies.

November 6th

Scholarships Available for Icelandic Study

The Leifur Eiríksson Foundation is offering scholarships to scholars from the United States interested in doing graduate-level research at universities in Iceland.

Medieval Lion Skulls Tell Tale of Royal Menagerie

The skulls of two lions dating to the 13th and 15th centuries, discovered in the moat of the Tower of London, give credence to historic accounts of the Tower's fabled Menagerie, a popular tourist attraction in medieval times.

Insulae Draconis Viceroy Tournament Photos Online

Raphe Cuthbert has announced that photos from the recent Fifth Viceroy Tournament of Insulae Draconis in the Kingdom of Drachenwald have been posted online.

"Splendor of the Word" Captures a Fading World

The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts at the New York Public Library, a new exhibit, is the first in the library's history to showcase the organization's massive holdings of medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts.

November 5th

12th Century Farm Discovered Beneath Scottish Hotel

The remnants of a building dating to 1150 and a garden wall have been discovered on the grounds of the Norton House Hotel, near Ingliston, Scotland. Archaeologists feel that the find has "national significance."

Life in Roman Scotland

Judy Vickers of the Scotsman looks at the Roman legacy in Scotland and how they influenced life north of Hadrian's Wall.

Merchant Registration for Estrella Due

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, the Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Autocrat, has announed that merchant registration for Estrella War XXII will be due November 15, 2005.

Wife creates website honoring Master Johan von Traubenberg

Arianna of Wynthrope, wife of Johan von Traubenberg, has created a web site honoring her late husband.

November 4th

Ealdormere Fall 2005 Coronation Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the recent Ealdormere Fall 2005 Coronation on the Two Ravens website.

Which Historic General are You?

OKCupid has a test to determine which historic general you most resemble.

Tavern at Kingdom's Edge

The Tavern at Kingdom's Edge hosts feasting and revelry—but also devilry. Located in the Shire of Port Oasis, the Tavern at Kingdom's Edge hosts a faire November 18, 19 and 20, the weekend prior to the feast of Thanksgiving.

Blackstone Raid XV

As the rest of the Kingdom settles in for a long winter of fun and frolic, those on the southern borders are beginning preparations for the annual spring invasion of the brigands from the Middle Kingdom who seek to steal Their Majesties' black rock.

Oh, what a knight

The Eyeopener profiles Kate Flanigan, a Ryerson Theatre School technical production student and a member of the SCA.

November 3rd

Calontir Crown List Announced

Their Majesties Martino and Ariel of the Kingdom of Calontir have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

King Arthur tales may contain secret code

According to amateur scholar Joan Helm on the radio program The Science Show, King Arthur and the Camelot legends are just crammed full of hidden meanings and subtle messages.

Iona II

Archaeologists working in Scotland believe they have found the site of a second monastery founded in the 6th century by St. Columba, founder of Iona.

Spring Pas d' Arms

Greetings unto all lovers of Chivalry, Grace, Prowess and Virtue! Come and join the Shire of Esfenn and Chateau de Camville for a grand Pas d' Arms on the green fields of Sorendsdale Park in the Shire of Esfenn. Noble Combatants can test their mettle against the "Enemies of Love" in a number of themed passes. The Gracious Gallery shall choose the champions of the day who inspire them with acts of valor, courtesy and courtly grace! The gallery shall also "punish" those who action offend the Aspects of Love-beware the Black Favor! The day shall end with a potluck barbeque (meats shall be provided -please, if you can bring a small side dish to share). Heraldic display, banners and pagentry are stongly encouraged!

Kingdom of Gleann Abhann A & S Faire

The Shire of IronOx proudly hosts The Kingdom of Gleann Abhann Arts and Sciences Faire. January 20-22, 2006 at the Jimmy Davis State Park outside of Monroe, LA.

"Crusades: Crescent and the Cross" on the History Channel

On November 6-7, 2005, the History Channel will present The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross, a "clear-eyed look at the first three crusades, the battle between the Crescent and the Cross, which still shapes the Middle East and relations between the two great religions in our present day world."

On-the-job Halloween spirit can be fun, as long as employees don't get too spooky

An article in the East Valley Tribune describing costumes worn in the workplace on Halloween features a photograph of SCA member Rawnie Pino.