Archive - Oct 9, 2006

What the Romans Did to Wales

British interest in Rome, especially in how it affected Britain, is on the increase with the broadcast of Ancient Rome - The Rise and Fall of an Empire on BBC1. An article on IC Wales discusses Roman/Welsh history.

Cynagua Fall Coronet

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Words from Zaid and Louise, Prince and Princess of Cynagua: We would welcome all in Cynagua to join us upon the Coronet Field to witness great deeds of Chivalry, Valor, and Marshal Prowess in hopes of achieving the Coronets of Cynagua. We have traveled through many of Our Lands and have seen blade being sharpened, and muscle being tested in preparation for Coronet. All wishing to enter Cynaguan Coronet List please help enrich the field with pennants for display so all may know you. Location:
Principality of Cynagua (Woodland, California)

Dun Or Baronial Anniversary

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In honor of Their Excellencies Colyn and Muiriath, who are celebrating their first Anniversary as our Baron and Baroness, our theme is Scottish: In 1322, Robert the Bruce of Scotland won a decisive victory over King Edward of England at the Battle of Byland. This defeat spurred England to finally accept Scotland ’s independence. (In the words of our Baron: “ Scotland was always free; it just took a while to convince England of that.”) So get out your tartans and kilts and join us in the spirit of Scotland ! Location:
Barony of Dun Or (Quartz Hill, California)

Rhydderich Hael Masked Ball

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Thirty years ago, a tall warrior strode out of the wilds of Fredonia. Stopping at the shore of the great Erie Lake, she saw that it was good. So, did Morgan Elandris make the Rhydderich Hael her home. And having no further concern, she and her companions sought adventure in the East. Many wars and feuds did Morgan fight. Honor and fear were heaped upon her name and, in time, she became a Baroness by her own hand.... But that's a different story. Location:
Barony of the Rhydderich Hael (Buffalo, New York)

Tuscany in Autumn

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The populace of the Dominion of Myrkfaelinn, most mindful of the throes of winter, do invite you to join us in celebrating the bounty of the summer's crop in the manner of our friends in fair Tuscany. Dance, feast, fight and game with us as we pick from the finest of the crop and sing enough cheer into our hearts to last us till the days grow long once more.

Our site at the 4H Acres holds land for many diversions, a hall for Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)

Photos from Rockwall's "Day of Arbeau"

Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Northshield, shares tidings - and photos - from the recent Day of Arbeau--Siege Your Partner event.

Day at the Races III

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Two years ago we brought you the Thrill of the Palio with hobby-horse racing at Day at the Races I! The following year, we Sailed the Seven Seas and held boat races at Day at the Races II! This year, we are bringing you Flights of Fancy, where we will be flying falcons at Day at the Races III! Falcon gliders that is!

November 11, 2006
Barony of Ponte Alto

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King of Kings Lutheran Church Location:
Barony of Ponte Alto (Fairfax, Virginia)

Yeoman's Fete

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The year is 1346, and all England revels in the triumph of their Yeomen over the French at Crecy, and the Scots at Neville's Crossing. By the will of England's King Edward III, we invite one and all to gather for a celebration to honour the courage and skill of those who wield the bow in our defense.

We will have all manner of archery shoots, so that the noble archers of Lochac may display their prowess, and archery-related workshops, that they may share their knowledge. In addition, we will have a divers array of entertainments to amuse and delight the populace; a traveller's potluck lunch (please bring a dish to share) and a bountiful evening feast on the Saturday, combat scenarios for heavy, light and rapier fighters (fighters: please come prepared for a mixed combat scenario), a 'Plague Rat' quest to challenge the youthful, song, dance, games, and revelry. All are welcome to share good company and good cheer as we toast our victories. Location:
Barony of Southron Gaard (Yaldhurst, New Zealand)

Crystall Ball XXIII

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Shattered Crystal presents: Crystal Ball XXIII: Dancing Down the Silk Road, November 17-19, 2006 at Bluffview Elementary School in Dupo, IL.

November 17-19, 2006
Site Opens 7 PM Friday, November 17
Site Closes 10 AM Sunday, November 19, 2006

**NEW SITE**NEW SITE**NEW SITE**
Bluffview Elementary School
905 Bluffview Ln, Dupo, IL 62239

The site is Bone Dry and Smoke Free. Location:
Barony of the Shattered Crystal (Dupo, Illinois)

St. David's 30th Year Celebration

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Come one, come all! Join in the merriment as the College of St. David celebrates its 30th anniversary! We'll have Prize Tourneys for both heavy and fencing fighters, Bardic Competitions, and Artisan's Row for A&S and merchant display - all in a festive indoor/outdoor picnic setting on the lovely UC Santa Cruz campus. Bring food and an appetite, musical instruments (preferably ones you can *play*), dancing dogs, period games, and anything else to add to the fun. Location:
College of St. David (Santa Cruz, California)

Vinhold's All Hallows Feast

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Please join us at St. Mary's Episcople Church at 3rd Street in Napa on October 14th at 2pm (**Site opens at 1pm for set up**). Feast tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Reservations may be made by contacting the autocrat, Aureellia de Montfort, at aureellia@gmail.com

There will be three contests: subtleties, cordials, and the Bard of Vinhold competition! The current bard, Torvaldr, has declared our theme to be "Love". Location:
Barony of Vinhold (Napa, California)

Today in the Middle Ages: October 9, 1547

Miguel de Cervantes, creator of Don Quixote and spiritual ancestor of thousands of SCAdians, was born on October 9, 1547. His Wikipedia entry says "he lived an unsettled life of hardship and adventure."

Local ban on "fight clubs" may halt SCA practices in Michigan city

A local ban by the city of Warren, Michigan (USA) on teenage boxing "fight clubs" at city parks may halt long-standing SCA fighter practices parks in the area.