Archive - Nov 2006

November 20th

Festival of Maidens 34

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The 34th annual Festival of Maidens will take place on 20 January, 2007, at the Historic Lincoln Hotel in Urbana, Illinois. It will feature combat, dancing, classes, vendors and a craftsman's fair. For the latest information see http://www.advancenet.net/folo/maidens34.htm. Location:
March of Frostí inn Snæmaðr (Urbana, Illinois)

Pictures from Royal Court at Caerthen A&S

Arwen Southernwood from the Kingdom of the Outlands has posted photos from the recent A&S Competition event held in the Barony of Caerthe (Denver, Colorado).

Home is a Castle in AEthelmearc

Lady Elizabeth reports that Byron and Ariella recently hosted a small event at their own personal castle which they built themselves. Photos online.

A Freshman at Bardic College

SCAtoday.net reporter and bard Ursula the Widow recently attended the Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks' Collegium in the Kingdom of Ealdormere, her first large bardic event. She shares her experiences in a special report.

November 19th

"The 300" Chronicles Spartans Battle at Thermopylae

In March 2007, 300 will open in theatres. The movie, based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City), chronicles the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae, when 300 Spartans led an army of 5,000 against the Persian army of two million and held them off for a week.

Steitan der Bogenschutz Elevated in the Outlands

THL Steitan der Bogenschutz was elevated to the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of the Outlands at Coronation November 11, 2006.

Surviving Troll at Estrella XXIII

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXIII passes along a few suggestions for getting through the check in process at the upcoming War.

November 18th

Deadline Approaches for Estrella Gatebook

The deadline to submit articles for publication in the Estrella XXIII Gatebook is rapidly approaching. All material must be received by November 26, 2006.

A Death in the Family: Milton Friedman, Father of Master Cariadoc of the Bow

Nobel-Laureate economist Milton Friedman, father of Dr. David Friedman (Master Cariadoc of the Bow, Duke of the East and Midrealm) has died at age 94. The news was announced late afternoon November 16, 2006.

Drachenwald Crown Tournament Photos Online - Part III

More photos of the event 'Crown Tournament', held October 13-15, are online now. The event took place at Schloss Limberg, a late renaissance castle about 40 minutes drive south of Graz and was hosted by the Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum.

Hunt for Roman Fish Sauce Recipe in Shipwreck

More than 1,200 tall (1m) jars have been discovered in a Roman first century shipwreck. Scientists are hoping that any remaining sealed jars will provide them with samples of the fish sauce for analysis.

November 17th

West Kingdom Crown Video Online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted several videos to YouTube including one from the October 2006 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West.

Toys for Tots Tournament

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Come all gentles to prove your strength of arms and strength of heart. Bring your armor, your smiles, and toys!The Canton of Three Hills Presents a Toys for Tots Tournament Saturday, December 2, 2006.

9 AM -- 10:30 PM
Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds
2900 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI

General Site Information
Site opens at 9am; closes at 10:30pm. Holiday-themed clothing is encouraged (red, green, gold, etc.). Baron Garth & Baroness Kassia will be in attendance to oversee the festivities. Members of the local Marine Corps will be in attendance to collect toys. Location:
Canton of Three Hills (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Castle Wars IV

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The Barony of the South Downs and the Shire of Owl's Nest present CASTLE WARS IV The Rock of Cashel: Cashel of the Kings, November 17-19, 2006, Lake Tobesofkee - Sandy Beach Park, 6600 Mosley Dixon Rd., Macon, Georgia.

The year is 1014. The Dublin Vikings have revolted against the King of munster, Brian Boru. Mael Morda, King of Leinster, allies himself with the Dublin Vikings and declares war! Location:
Barony of the South Downs & the Shire of Owl's Nest (Macon, Georgia)

Medieval Marketplace

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Oyez, Oyez! Unto the Populace of the Kingdom of Caid does the Shire of Heatherwyne send greetings!!! We beg your indulgence to allow us to remind you that there are only 54 shopping days left until Yule and only 15 more days until Medieval Marketplace this Kingdom's newest excuse to SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP and FIGHT 'TIL YOU FLOP..brought to you by your very own local group of fighting and shopping enablers, the Shire of Heatherwyne. This year Medieval Marketplace will be held on Saturday, November 25, 2007 at beautiful Kun's Park in La Verne. Location:
Shire of Heatherwyne (La Verne, California)

Dun Or Yule Celebration

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The Barony of Dun Or would like to announce our Yule celebration on December 9, 2006.

Autocrats for this event are Tim Reilly and Sandra Knoy.
Contacts:
Tim Reilly(Autocrat)squidsubmaker@yahoo.com tim-reilly@verizon.net
Sandra Knoy(Co-Autocrat) ciar1540@sbcglobal.net

The event will be held at the auditorium at George Lane Park, 5520 West Avenue L-8, Lancaster, Ca Location:
Barony of Dun Or (Lancaster, California)

Re-Enactors Trade Spouses

The "mommy" of one of the families involved in the November 17, 2006 edition of Fox TV's Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy is medieval re-enactor and horsewoman Sue Parodi from Hayes, Virginia. Paraodi will be switching places with Vered Solomon of Thousand Oaks, California.

"Healing Crown" of Septentria Returned in Ealdormere

Duncan Gabh Macleiod relates a tale about completing a thirty-year-old trust recently during an event in the Barony of Septentria, Kingdom of Ealdormere.

Tavern at Kingdom's Edge

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The chill winds from the North are beginning to blow us on the Journey home and as ye travel from the far reaches of the Kingdom a rumor can be heard far and wide of the Tavern at Kingdom's Edge.

Again this year the Tavern opens its doors to visitors. Hosts Ian Duenbreck and Lord John MacPherson of Badenoch bid you all welcome. Renowned Chef Lord Bressil MacCulloch is heating his pots as we speak and a full menu will be Location:
Shire of Port Oasis (Barboursville, West Virginia)

"Yellow pages" directory for Drachenwalders

Freiherr Agilmar von Sevelingen and Herrin Anna von Silvenhain have started a small, non-official wiki - a "Yellow pages" directory for Drachenwalders.

Artful Hare Affaire

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The “Artful Hare Affaire” is an event dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences within Northshield. This will be accomplished through providing open workshops, classes, and competition. It is also a place to display your work and get feedback on many aspects of the projects you are involved in.

The Kingdom of Northshield Presents
An Artful Hare Affaire
Arts and Science competition Location:
Kingdom of Northshield (Marshfield, Wisconsin)

Annual Armored Combat Collegium

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The Shire of Coldedernhale invites one and all to come learn the armored combat arts as we spend the afternoon hosting classes and learning from each other!

Come to the ARMORED COMBAT COLLEGIUM on November 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Pierre City Auditorium in Pierre SD.

Site fee is $5.00. Checks payable to Shire of Coldedernhale.
Hearty lunch provided, donations accepted. Location:
Shire of Coldedernhale (Pierre South Dakota)

Ice Dragon

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The Ice Dragon is Coming! The Ice Dragon is Coming!! Run, don’t walk, to you nearest phone, mail box, or computer and find out how to have the best March 17, 2007 of your lives.

That’s right good gentles, The Barony of the Rhydderich Hael is proud to present for the 29th consecutive year, the one! The only! The Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon!

Well to put it briefly, Ice Dragon is the premier A&S, one of the largest Heavy, and finest fencing event within the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. Location:
Barony of the Rhydderich Hael (Hamburg New York)

West Kingdom Officers' Meeting

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The meeting will be held at the Arcade Learning Library in Sacramento. The address is 2443 Marconi Ave. There is a very large parking lot. The room is down the stairs to the left of the library main doors. The meeting will start at 12:30 pm If you have something to add to the agenda please contact the West Kingdom Seneschal.

Directions: Take your best route to Business I-80. From BUS I-80 (east bound) take the Marconi Exit. Go East (right) on Location:
West Kingdom (Sacramento, California)

Yule Feast and Revel

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Yule, the feast of light! Once again we will celebrate the return of the sun. This year's feast will include games, dancing, and A&S classes. Don't have a mask for the 12th Night Masquerade Ball yet? Come make one with us. After dinner there will be a White Elephant trade. Please bring a wrapped toy as well as one wrapped gift for every member of your party. (We will be donating any extra toys to Toys for Tots.) Location:
Palatine Barony of Allyshia (Eureka, California)

Yule

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Winter has come to Winter's Gate and it is time to celebrate Yule, with the fun merriment and good company. There will be the traditional Winter's Gate gift exchange. The feast is potluck so bring a yummy dish to warm our bellies. The competitions will be warm beverages to fight the cold winter's night (note site is DRY), also warm winter attire to ward off Ye Old Man Winter (Full outfits, cloaks and accessories). There will also be games and singing. Hope to see you all there. Location:
Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Yule

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Celebrate Yule with a day of games, entertainment, and food. We will provide the meat for the feast and the rest will be potluck-style. Using your mundane last name: A-G, salads or soups; H-N, side dish; O-Z, desserts. There is no main theme, so just share your favorite Medieval delight. There will be competitions of Best Decorated Table, Best Toast, and a candy guessing game for children and adults. There will also be a Silent Auction. The Blue Bowl cooking competition will be any dish containing a winter vegetable. A Toys for Tots barrel will be at the location and anyone who brings a donation will receive 5 chances for our door prizes. Location:
Barony of Fettburg (Manteca, California)

Yule Revel

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Raise a glass of warm cheer and revel in our winter wonderland! To honor the Prince and Princess of the Mists, our very own Brion and Ysabella, we challenge our honored guests to help us create a visual feast of green and white, our very own winter wonderland. Best table decoration will win two tickets to the West Kingdom 12th Night! Put on your finery and dancing shoes! Dancing with instruction will take place after dinner. We will be having a silent auction, so bring your checkbooks. Beautifully-themed evergreen wreathes and ornaments will be available for the lucky winners. If you wish to, please bring a new, unwrapped child's gift for the Bay Area Crisis Nursery (Concord). Location:
Shire of Teufelberg (Orinda, California)

Jingles Feast

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We invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us at our Jingles Feast. Come and enjoy fantastic food prepared by Master Fionn Mac Pháil. Games and classes will be offered from noon until the start of the feast. Competitions include "Best use of Bells", "Best Table Decoration", and of course "The Silver Tongued Devil". We will also have our famous silent auction with many wonderful items to bid on. Location:
Province of Southern Shores (Palo Alto, California)

Jutland Stones May Bear New Runic Inscriptions

Seven stones have been discovered in the vicinity of Denmark's 10th century Jellinge stones. One or two of the new stones may also have runic inscriptions.