Archive - Nov 22, 2006

Volunteers Needed for Estrella Pre-War Security

Lady Sarah Thorarinsdottir, Volunteer Coordinator and Lord Aleyn Randwoulf, Pre-War Security Deputy for Estrella War XXIII send forth a plea for assistance for the upcoming War.

Firenze e Milano

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A chill is in the air, and the leaves have turned. The harvest is being taken and the bounty of the land lends to celebration. This means that winter comes soon. But even in the bleak midwinter, there is cause for celebration.

Their Excellencies Sir Gregor and Lady Monika invite one and all to celebrate the Midwinter with them in their Barony of al-Barran upon the Feast of Saint Valentine. There will be classes in the morning, Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Hobby Horse Crusade

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Don't forget the Hobby Horse Crusade, second Saturday of December, Ainslie, ACT (Politarchopolis). $15 members, $18 non-members, $5 kids 8-16, and if you book as a family before the end of November, one adult gets in for the kids' price.

Although it's aimed at being kid-friendly, it's not kids-only. We're focusing on entertainment, so it's a good one to bring newcomers to, or maybe just a good light-weight fun event without politics and pain, if Location:
Politarchopolis (Ainslie, ACT)

Canterbury Faire

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Imagine the scene: 150 or more gentles garbed in soft wools and linens. Banners and pennons fly gently in the breeze that stirs the firs. Nearby is a coffee house, where stories of past renown and future conquest are spun, while spindles twirl a more tangible yarn. To one side, knights and nobles practice the arts martial, while consorts discuss bruise remedies. Flocks of charming children run errands when not playing on the lush green grass. A short walk away there is singing beside the waterhole and splashing in the cool deep waters. A hedgehog snuffles idly by. Location:
Barony of Southron Gaard (Waipara, New Zealand)

Diverse Pleasures IV

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Greetings from Baroness Elizabeth Rae, Heather Buchanan, of Canton des Forges. I am writing to you as the A&S coordinator for Diverse Pleasures IV. The event is a one day event, January 27, 2007, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Birmingham.

This year, the event will be a little different. In addition to classes, there will be an A&S display area. What we have envisioned is an area set up for people to display their entries and to spend Location:
Canton des Forges (Birmingham, Alabama)

Winter Solstice

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The leaves have turned to glorious hues and have fallen to the ground. Man and beast alike have gathered food in preparation for winter. Soon, the land will be lulled into sleep. As the world outside gets colder, we gather by the fire to spend our short winter days and long winter nights along friends and family. During the day, we will cheer on our warriors while they test their mettle on the tourney field or show their prowess with the bow. Atlantia's artisans will also be showing their talent and skill in the arts and sciences. When the day grows short and the air grows colder, we will gather inside to enjoy a sumptuous feast and an array of entertainment. Location:
Barony of the Sacred Stone (Lincolnton, North Carolina)

Pitt Students Gather for "Medieval Experiences"

Sarah Kaufman of the Pitt News learned much about recreating the Middle Ages recently when she paid a visit to members of the Pitt Medieval Interest Group and the Society for Creative Anachronism as they gathered for a fighter practice on a November afternoon in Pittsburgh.

First Knight Elevated in Gleann Abhann

On Saturday, November 18, in the Shire of Iron Ox, the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann created its chevalier, or first knight.

Swords Clash at Missouri Adrian Empire Demo

Lord Christopher Blackthorne, viceroy of the Shire of New Exeter, the Jefferson City, Missouri chapter of the Adrian Empire, helped bring the Middle Ages to life for a crowd of spectators recently at the Mark Twain National Forest near Guthrie, Missouri, recently. Michelle Brooks of the Jefferson City News Tribune had the story.