Archive - Dec 28, 2006

Stormhold Surveying Expedition

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Let it be known that Baron Stormhold will be mounting a surveying expedition of the land in the west of his fief. To this end he seeks applications from suitably qualified individuals and companies. In particular all surveyors, engineers and cartographers are encouraged to represent themselves to his Excellency. In addition the services of a number of guards will be required due to the wild nature of the lands into which the expedition will venture. Location:
Barony of Stormhold (Fern Hill, Victoria, Australia)

Birthday Bash XXI

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Unto the populace of Artemisia, the Shire of Silverkeep invites you to celebrate our 21st Birthday! We will have our traditional Bearpit Tournament to determine both our tournament champion and Shire champion. The Tournament prize is an armor stand. The champion of the rapier Tournament will win a Serpentine rapier grip.

But wait! There’s more! For the heavy fighters there will also be a Snowball Tourney! There will be activities for Location:
Shire of Silverkeep (Bozeman, Montana)

Storvik Baronial Investiture

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The Barony of Storvik invites all good gentles to be present for the blessed ascension of the newest Baronage of Storvik. The day will celebrate the many and varied Arts and Sciences of Storvik’s history, including Armed Combat, Cooking, Illumination and other fine arts.

Martial Activities: There will be space available for fighting outdoors, weather permitting. However, there are no shower facilities. Location:
Barony of Storvik (Cheltanham, Maryland)

Ljubljanica River gives up gifts

In an excerpt from the December 2006 issue of National Geographic Magazine, Carol Kaufmann looks at the reasons why Romans, Celts and others dumped their precious treasures into the Ljubljanica River in Slovenia.

Border War IX

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Border War is back again! This year is Border War IX, held from Friday 23rd - Sunday 25th February, 2007. And this year, we fight to save Our Lands from the invading Southern Army. Who will oppose us, and who will defend us?

Fighters, please note which army you will fight with when you make your booking - and to persuade you to the side of righteousness, please heed the following:
"The Shire of Bordescros has but 2 fighters - but we will willingly sacrifice them upon the field of war to defend the right and honour of our King and Queen. We are at this moment raising an army of mercenaries, with promises of largesse. Largesse? I hear you cry, What kinds of largesse? 500 yards of the finest silk; Innocent Virgins to be Despoiled as Thou wilt; Mead, Ale and Beer; Pieces of Eight and the like will be disbursed from our coffers at Border War, if thou shouldst survive. If thou shouldst die upon the field of battle, thou shalt be buried with greyt honour and thy widow and children shall be our kin for ever more." Location:
Shire of Bordescros (Jindera, New South Wales)

Renaissance Faire puzzles Pennsylvania student

In an editorial for the Kutztown University Keystone, journalism student Nate Carrick ponders what makes human beings turn to fantasy as an escape after a visit to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.

Montessori students "kings for a day"

Children at Garfield Montessori School in Decatur, Illinois were recently given the chance to discover the wonders of medieval life through the efforts of their teacher Baroness Mor (Mary Kearney) who is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Valerie Wells of the Herald and Review had the story.