Archive - Dec 22, 2006

Midrealm Adds Citizen

Santa delivered a Christmas package early to Lady April and Lord Gabriel de Porte of the Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio). Cameron Floyd Hetrick was born December 19, 2006.

Tournament of the Wolf Moon

Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howl hungrily throughout the land. A lone rider comes with a missive from the fairest kingdom Trimaris far to the south where alas the sun still shines. The Most Noble Company of the Azure Rose shall host a grand and glorious tournament of lance and sword near the borderlands to honor the Ladies of the Rose of the Knowne World.

Beautiful and Noble Ladies of greatest virtue will award rich prizes and largesse. Chivalric Knights and brave Squires shall take to the field to hone their skills of war bringing with them their fierce Archers. Location:
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (near Live Oak, Florida)

Armor for Kitty?

Metal sculptor Jeff de Boer has a number of interesting pieces featured in his online gallery. Among them are complete suits of armor - for cats and mice.

New translation of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" on BBC Radio 4

Unable to view the original manuscript of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in the British Library, Simon Armitage decided to make his own translation. In an article for the Guardian, Armitage discusses the work and provides an excerpt.

Celibacy Requirement for Priests May Be Reconsidered

In the Middle Ages, celibacy for the clergy was not universally enforced. Now a Roman Catholic Cardinal suggests that the Church might take a fresh look at the issue.