Archive - Dec 7, 2006

College of St. Artemas featured in news article

Part of the Barony of Calafia, the College of St. Artemas is a small group located at the University of California San Diego campus. A recent article by Katie McLaughlin in The Guardian, a campus newspaper, featured the history and activities of the group.

Tourney of Ymir XXXII

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Wild is the winter, but waiting is worse;
How far afield are my folk?

I seek sturdy strikes of sword upon shield,
A test of the mightiest of men.

Let them exhaust their excellent power
And feast on the fruit of the farm.

Odin's hall boasts less bounty than that
Which towers tall over our tables.

I want for the word-hoard wielded by skalds That honor the hardiest heroes. Location:
Barony of Windmasters' Hill (Wake Forest, North Carolina)

Twilight Pas De Armes and Pot Luck Feast

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Come one, come all for a day off fun and frivolity in picturesque Fitzroy Gardens. Bring a plate of sumptuous food (for approximately 4-6 people) to share for the pot luck feast. Recline on a picnic blanket and wile away the hours. You are welcome to bring period games, sing songs or tell stories for your entertainment and that of the populace.

The tournament will be in the style of Pas de Armes. Combatants are Location:
Shire of Ynys Fawr (Hobart, Tasmania)

Twelfth Night

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As winter continues to tighten its grip on the mountain ranges of Gryphon's Lair, we gather together to end the season of winter festivities, and share good wishes with our friends and companions. Gryphon's Lair opens it gates once again to share its wealth and bounty at a joyous Twelfth Night celebration on January 6.

We will endeavor to explore and experience the varied traditions surrounding this close of the winter season. As all Twelfth Night celebrations must, there will be games, singing, story telling and, of course, for the children. In addition to some fighting fun for the heavy fighter, Terra Sylva will be hosting a Rose Tournament for the Duelists. A Lord and Lady of Misrule will be found amongst the populace to help guide and encourage the fun. Although the Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion will have been newly chosen, Baroness Bianca continues to encourage all artisans to come share their works at an Arts & Sciences display. Location:
Barony of TwelfthGryphon's Lair (Layton, Utah)

Knight's Gambit

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Welcome one and all again to ALL the Fighting that you can stand! Come fight those elusive Knights that you have heard about, but haven't gotten a chance to meet. This again, will be a training session with the Knights - one on one with each Knight until you are too tired to do anything but sit down to a good feast and relax.

KNIGHTS GAMBIT
DEC. 8-10-2006
SHIRE BRANTESTONE
CAMP MEADOWBROOK Location:
Shire of Brantestone (Cullman, Alabama)

SCA joins with University Library in Toys for Tots drive

Thieves who stole Toys for Tots toys from a Salvation Army facility couldn't dampen the generosity of SCA members and Michigan University Library staff and patrons, who collected hundreds of toys. Mistress Siobhan O'Neill reports on the collection at Toys for Tots in Three Hills tournament.

Caer Galen Midwinter

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Welcome to Rome, 1497. As you admire the wondrous art and high culture of this, the finest of cities, be sure to watch your back. Intrigue is at its height as noble families vie for prominence. Even the mightiest houses are rocked with scandal. Lucrezia Borgia has accused her husband, Giovanni Sforza, of impotence and is filing for a divorce. In retaliation, Giovanni claims that his young bride has indulged in incestuous affairs with both her brother and her father! But beware of whom you share gossip with. Spies are everywhere in the courts, and the assassin's blade is ever ready to avenge a perceived slight. Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Boulder, Colorado)

Academy of St. Julian

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Saint Julian, the patron saint of minstrels and wandering musicians, was known for offering hospitality to weary travelers. This winter, in the same tradition, the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands welcomes you in from the cold for a day of music and dance!

This event will be a music and dance schola, featuring classes on a variety of musical subjects, as well as dance instruction. In addition, there will be musical performances including an appearance Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

College of Three Ravens

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The Barony of Thescorre is pleased to announce The College of Three Ravens to be held on February 24, 2007, at the Western Presbyterian Church, 101 East Main Street, Palmyra, NY (phone: 315-597-9171). The hall opens at 9 AM and closes at 9 PM. The site is very dry, non-smoking & all flames must be enclosed. The site is not handicapped accessible.

The College theme for this year is: "Everyday Life in the Middle Ages". Location:
Barony of Thescorre (Palmyra, New York)

Rivenoak Yule

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Their Excellencies, Coronado and Jehanne, holders of the Coronet of Rivenoak, extends warm invitations out amongst the populace of the West to partake of food and drink with them at their bountiful feasting table, and to celebrate the Yuletime with the men and women of Rivenoak, as they make merry in their games, contests, dancing, and sundry amusements of the season.

This Yule Feast will be held Saturday, December 9th, in the town of Location:
Barony of Rivenoak (Durham, California)

Today in the Middle Ages: December 7, 1539

On December 7, 1539, Martin Luther granted Philip, Landgrave of Hesse a confessor's dispensation to marry a second wife, although his first wife was still living and not divorced. Christine of Saxony, described as "unattractive and sickly," apparently favored her husband's plan to marry again.