Archive - Nov 3, 2006

Estrella Gatebook Art Contest

M'Lady Brenna Aine Bisset, Estrella XXIII Gatebook Autocrat, has announced that a contest will take take place to choose the best design for the gatebook cover art.

Time for Tudor

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The Lady of Love and Beauty and her Lord Protector will be presiding over Their Court of Love and Beauty on the Eleventh of November at the First United Methodist Church at 725 West 9th Ave in Downtown Anchorage from 4pm until 10pm.

An evening tea with dancing and merriment will be at the heart of this celebration of the Courtly Arts. Tea and punch will be provided with the populace bringing their favorite desserts or Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

All Souls Day: Dark Dark Ages

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They came from across the sea...first as mercenaries, then as invaders. Settlers followed and spread throughout lands occupied by others. War ensued. From the mists a leader did come, to unite his people and sit at round tables. Success was theirs....for a while. For the strength of the invaders was greater, and their victories more. And out of ruins of a conquered people new kingdoms were built. The rest is but legend... Location:
Shire of Vanished Wood (Elgin, Illinois)

Years’ End Tourneys and Championships

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We invite one and all to a full day of Tournaments and Competitions – Heavy Weapons, Fencing, Equestrian Arts, Thrown Weapons, Archery, Arts and Sciences, and Bardic Performance - all will be put to the test, with special awards for Tourney/Competition winners, and the naming of the Endless Hills’ Baronial Champions!

The Tournaments and Competitions are open to all, but the Baronial Champions will be selected from Barony members who compete. Inspections for all competitions begin promptly at 8:30 AM! New—The Barony of Endless Hills Cooking Guild is sponsoring a Cooking Challenge! Contact Mistress Euriol of Lothian (Cassandra Baldassano) at euriol@epix.net for information! New! Hound Coursing has been arranged! Contact Lord Stefan Legas at stefanlegas57@earthlink.net for information! Brewers and Vintners – Come compete in the Brewer’s Guild Competition! Four categories – Beers and Ales, Wines, Cordials, and Non-Alcoholic! Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Dalton, Pennsylvania)

12th Night/Collegium Cambrium

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Bryn Madoc invites the gentles of Meridies to celebrate the end of the holiday season with us at 12th Night/Collegium Cambrium.

Save the Date! Saturday, January 13, at St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church in Athens, GA.

The day will be filled with classes taught by some of Bryn Madoc's most talented peers, and will be followed by an evening of feasting and reveling with our traditional covered-dish feast. Location:
Barony of Bryn Madoc (Athens, Georgia)

Winterkingdom XVIII

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The Barony of Northkeep invites you to attend a day of fun, companionship, camaraderie, and learning.

December 9, 2006
Sts. Peter & Paul School
1428 North 67th East Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Site Opens at 9:00 AM, closes at 10:00 PM

Please contact the autocrats if you would like to teach a class, or have a class you would like to see taught!

* This is a DRY site. Location:
Barony of Northkeep (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Herbst Angemessen

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The Barony of Marinus invites you to celebrate autumn with us at a German Faire for the benefit of the public. The 14 acre site is the new brewery and organic farm for the Weeping Radish Tavern and will be available for our private entertainment after 5 pm each evening. Come out and put on a show for the public and then join us in a scrumptious feast followed by a bardic circle and revelry.

Martial Activities: Mounted cavalry games, Hound Coursing, Armored combat, Rapier, Archery, Siege weapons, thrown weapons. See website for details. Location:
Barony of Marinus (Grandy, North Carolina)

Regional Fighter Practice

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The proto-shire of Beinntheine, in cooperation with the Shire of Lagerdamm presents Regional Fighter Practice November 12, 10 AM to 4 PM, Old Post Park, Russellville Come out, have a cup of joe with us, renew some friendships, make some new ones, and smack some new people.

Directions:
Take your best route to I-40, Exit 81. Turn south on Highway 7 and proceed 4.4 miles to Lock and Dam Road (first light after Kroger's). Location:
Proto-Shire of Beinntheine (Russellville, Arkansas)

MU Medieval Re-enactment Society Brings Middle Ages to Central Missouri

Originally created as a liaison between the University of Missouri and the Shire of the Standing Stones in Calontir, the MU Medieval Re-enactment Society "dedicates itself to the celebration of the Renaissance and Middle Ages through research and historical re-enactments." Lindsay Toler of The Maneater reports.

Yule Feast

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Yule feast, The Barony of Rowany's celebration of the end of the year, is on again, and you should be there.

Date: 2nd December 2006
Time: 6pm
Address: IMAR Youth Charitable Hall, cnr The Strand and Paisley Rds, Croydon, NSW.

Steward: Clara van de Keere (Karinne Taylor)
Email: karinne.taylor@gmail.com

Event Cost: $20/$25 until 12 November, $25/$30 until 30 Novmber. $30 at the Location:
Barony of Rowany (Croydon, New South Wales)

Hallowtide II

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As the Harvest is in, the animals sequestered safely once again, and the seasons change we, in the Shire of Blackwater, invite the Glorious Populace of Aethelmearc and her friends to join us in celebration of Hallowtide. We are thrilled to host this event at Trinity United Methodist Church 131 N 9th St Olean, NY 14760. Site opens at 9:00 am and closes at 9:00pm.

As the days grow shorter and the winter chill is in Location:
Shire of Blackwater (Olean, New York)

Fabric, Fiber, & Fighting IV

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The Shire of Nithgaard will host its fourth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 10-12 (a week earlier than usual), at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address). Saturday the 11th will be a day of classes and workshops devoted to fabric, string, and their glorious arts. Melee and tournament combat engagements in a medieval style will be organized by Thorvaaldr Frirsverth. The site opens at 2PM on Friday, and closes at 1PM on Sunday. Location:
Shire of Nithgaard (Lamar, Pennsylvania)

One-Hundred Minutes in Autumn War

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Great Tidings! Word has come to us through diplomatic channels that the Most Powerful and Sovereign Royal Majesties of the East, Lucan VII and Yana IV have arranged to be present upon the Field of Honour November 18! We are well pleased at this news and we are immeasurably honoured they will be joining us. We do conceive this shall become a day to remember!

Richard & Treacaigh Acris Rex et Regina Location:
Kingdom of Acre (Sands Point, Long Island, New York)

Mosaics Highlight Roman Villa Discovery

Archaeologists have discovered "evidence of a substantial Roman villa with a mosaic floor in the main room" in the Quantock Hills of Somerset, England. The site is one of the most westerly Roman villas yet found in England.

Battle of Hastings Video Online

Several video clips from the 2006 Battle of Hastings reenactment have been posted on the Living History website.