Archive - Dec 9, 2006

Shire of New Exeter demonstrates rebated steel combat

The Adrian Empire's Shire of New Exeter, in modern-day Jefferson City, Missouri, was the site of a live-steel combat demonstration that attracted the attention of Michelle Brooks, a reporter for the Jefferson City News Tribune.

"From the Hands of Scribes" at the Sackler Gallery

On December 15-17, 2006, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution will present demonstrations by London-based calligrapher Satwinder Sehmi who will discuss "the world of the scribes who created the Bibles on view in the exhibition In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000."

Protectors of Insulae Draconis III

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye! May these words be carried across all the lands of Insulae Draconis and Drachenwald. With humility the shire of Glen Rathlin calls all in Insulae Draconis to compete in tourneys of heavy weapons, rapier, archery and arts and sciences, so that the best of us can be selected as the Protectors of Insulae Draconis for the coming year.

Protectors of Insulae Draconis III Location:
Shire of Glen Rathlin (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Agaragus Anniversary Event

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Come and help Agaragus celebrate another birthday, we may even tell you how old they are.

20th January
Campbelltown Youth Centre
40 Broughton st, Campbelltown, NSW
(short walk from the train station)

Site and hall open at 10am,
Armour inspection 10.00am for a 10.30 start to avoid the heat Rapier tourney to follow fighting will occure in the shaded area out the back

Location:
Shire of Agaragus (Campbelltown, New South Wales)

The Rede of Sarnac

Master Aaron Faheud Swiftrunner of the Stone Keep has written this touching tribute to Count Sir Sarnac, who passed away earlier this week in Ealdormere.

Fool's Twelfth Night

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Kingdom Twelfth Night and Yule are over and now you can put all seriousness aside and join us for the silliness of a "reverse court" and the wonders of a "backwards feast". Foolishness you say? But of course, welcome to Fool's Twelfth Night!

Fun and merriment abound at our foolish festivities. Enter into a realm where the garb is motley (painfully so), the games and gambling are for fun and prizes, the most foolish soul sits the throne and dessert, of course, is Location:
Canton of Crois Brigte (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

Sterlynge Schola

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Let the Word go forth from the Industrious (and Insane) Shire of Sterlynge Vayle that once again we will be hosting a Sterlynge Schola at Trinity Memorial Church, 44 Main Street in the Mundane City of Binghamton, NY.

Unlike past Scholas, this one will be in the Dead Time of late January--Specifically January 27, 2007 CE.

The Gate will open at 9:00 AM and the site will close at 6:00 PM. Anyone found wandering the Halls and Corridors will be enthralled by Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Binghamton, New York)

Tournament of Love and Beauty II

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The time is 1471 in England... In honor of the Feast Day of Saint Aldobrandini, the Barony of Ponte Alto is holding a passage of arms that exemplifies chivalric love and honour, both on and off the field, as can be found in the ballads and tourneys of the 15th century, including King Rene of Anjou's Book of Love and The Book of the Tourney.

Let all knights, barons, lords, squires and men at arms of the baronies of Location:
Barony of Ponte Alto (Fairfax, Virginia)

A Day in the Middle East

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We invite you to spend a day in the medieval Middle East. This year we will also be treated to the presence of their Majesties in full Turkish regalia as they invest our new Baron and Baroness. There will, of course, be the usual drumming, dancing, and enough fabulous food & drink to keep all attendees energized throughout the day.

Where: Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Mechanicsville, MD Location:
Barony of Dun Carraig (Mechanicsville, Maryland)

Caerthen 12th Night

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This event will showcase the best of Caerthe. Our Guilds, Artisans and Fighters are some of the best in the Kingdom. It's time to bring all of our finest together in 1 place, throw in some games and it is to be the most glorious event ever had in our fine Barony. Pomp and Circumstance, Heraldry and carnival style games, merchants galore, heavy & light fighting, archery (yep archery), A&S and Bardic. Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Denver, Colorado)

Shire of Grey Gargoyles subject of feature article

Don't tease the gargoyles! Members of the Shire of Grey Gargoyles, in modern-world Chicago, Illinois, say they occasionally are thought odd for their hobby, but that onlookers can't help but respect the weaponry. Blake Rachowin of the Chicago Maroon has the story.