Archive - Feb 2006

February 22nd

AEthelmearc Spring 2006 Crown Tournament

The Shire of Misty Highlands proudly invites the populace of AEthelmearc to the Spring Crown Tournament on May 13, 2006 at Mason Dixon Park (61 Buckeye Road, Core, WV 26529).

Winter Wolf

Come join The College of Blaiddwyn on March 18th, with chasing away the last of the winter blues by having a fun filled day of A&S classes, with tournaments in heavy and light weapons to determine the next Winter Wolf Champions. There will be a pot luck lunch, this would be a good opportunity to try that new food idea, so please bring a side dish to share. All donations will be welcome.

Rencester's Celebration of Spring

A caravan has arrived from the far reaches of the Known World, come and see the treasures that it brings. The College of Rencester, in the Barony of Tir-y-Don, would like to open its doors and invite all such travelers and curiosity seekers to celebrate spring in her fair halls. For your leisure: A tourney of rapier and a tourney of armoured combat. A&S competition in items relating to the Silk Road, on-site poetry contest, and travel-inspired story or song. A light lunch, free with site fee, and a feast of dishes from inspired by the Silk Road. Dancing Arts & Sciences Activities: A&S competition in items relating to the Silk Road, on-site poetry contest, and travel-inspired story or song.

Northern Wolf Tournament

The Shire of Wolfscairn invites one and all to the Northern Wolf Tournament. In beautiful Sonoma County at Finley Park (where the Duchess' War was held last year). It will be this Sunday, February 26, 2006. Armour inspection starts at 11:00 and the tourney will start at noon.

Gathering of the Chieftains

The Barony of Three Rivers invites you to attend our annual... Gathering of the Chieftains A.S. XL

Cleftlands Standard Bearers' Tournament

Please join us for the Cleftlands Baronial championship tournaments - a day of Heavy Weapons Combat, Rapier Combat, Youth Combat, Archery, Merchants, and an Arts and Sciences Solar. Lunch will be available on-site. The site is handicapped accessible, with showers. Hotels are available nearby. The site is absolutely dry.

Estrella War XXII Photos Online

Combat Chris returned from Estrella and immediately posted photos from the War.

February 21st

Arizona Renaissance Festival Works Magic on Visitors

Current and former SCA members join forces with Ren Faire actors to entertain the public at the Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace which runs weekends through April 2, 2006 in Tuscon.

Lawrence & Katherine First Baron & Baroness of Iron Bog

Lady Dorathia Mychell, Seneschal of the Barony of Iron Bog, has announced that Master Lawrence Thornguard and Mistress Katherine Barr of Cumberland have been chosen as the first Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Iron Bog.

Painted Anglo-Saxon Angel Sculpture Found

An almost complete (though broken) Anglo-Saxon sculpture of an angel has been found under Lichfield Cathedral.

February 20th

Remains of Joan of Arc to be Tested

A team of French scientists hopes that a series of tests will determine if remains discovered near Garches, France are those of 15th century heroine Joan of Arc.

February 19th

Neolithic Dairy Farming

The discovery of cheese and yogurt in 8,000-year-old pots proves to researchers that neolithic Europeans practiced dairy farming. The pots were found during separate studies in Romania, Hungary and Switzerland.

Crossing the Tiber: the Bridges of Rome

The famous bridges of Rome were more than a way to cross a river, they were a way to control a population. This short essay looks at the city's bridges and their importance to Roman life.

Instructors Sought for the Middle Kingdom Academy of Defence

Lady Kyrstyan Makfall, Martial Class Co-Ordinator for the 2006 Middle Kingdom Academy of Defence, is seeking teachers for the event which will take place Labor Day Weekend in Lakemoor, Illinois.

February 18th

Mongolian Traditions Featured in Washington D.C.

The Explorers' Hall of the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. will celebrate 800 years of Mongolian statehood with an exhibit highlighting the country's cultural renaissance. The exhibit will run February 10 - May 14, 2006.

Find Your Inner Dragon

Not just for Midrealmers anymore! Dragonhame.com has produced a quiz to let you find your inner dragon!

New Atlantian Born

Sorcha de Glys has announced the birth of the Kingdom of Atlantia's newest subject: Thomas Duane Maxson, born February 14, 2006.

February 17th

Chivalry in a Modern World

Is chivalry dead? CBS News reporter Steve Hartman thought it might be, so he sought out John Bridges, author of the book How to be a Gentleman.

Barony of Windmaster's Hill mourns the loss of Lady Geva de Liles

Lady Geva de Liles (Ginger Liles) of the Canton of Buckston-On-Eno in the Barony of Windmasters' Hill died peacefully Tuesday, Feburary 14, 2006 after a struggle with cancer. A service will be held on Sunday February 19 at at the St Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, 15th and Market in Wilmington, NC.

Meridies Northern Regional Fighter Practice

Time to get off of your heinies and knock the rust off of your melee skills before the War gets started! So get your heinies up to Easaraigh, and bring the family. We'll have A&S classses - schedule TBA, and please email me with any class requests to make your eventing with us worthwhile; we'll see what we can arrange - kids' activities, with a nice playground immediately available, and an open-air pavilion. Easaraigh is providing lunch with the low, low event price of $10 for adult members (5 and under free, 6-12 half-price, add $3 for non-member).

Flake Off Photos Online

Her Excellency Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from the recent Flake Off event.

February 16th

Seventh Tournament of the Golden Lily

Be it known that upon the twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth days of February Anno Societatus XL the Shire of Beau Fort will hold the Seventh Tournament of the Golden Lily. This grand event will be held upon the much enjoyed lands of the Indian Springs State Park Group Camp in Flovilla, Georgia.

9th Annual Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense

The Shire of Ravenslake and The Beaver Academy of Defense proudly present The 9th Annual Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense September 2006: Labor Day Weekend.

A Day in the Middle East

On February 25, 2006 the Barony of Dun Carraig is hosting "A Day in the Middle East", a very special indoor event that will include all kinds of fun for everyone. There will be food, dancing, drumming, classes, food...oh, and did I mention, food?

Spring Ithra in Shittimwoode

Greetings Ithra fans from Helene de Navarre, Chancellor of Ithra, Borderlands Campus-- I am pleased to *finally* announce that the Spring Ithra in Shittimwoode, March 11-12 is ready for registration!

Roman Cohort in Tennessee

Chris Koogle of the Knoxville, Tennessee Daily Beacon spent a day learning about the Roman First Cohort with Robert Wear, a Roman re-enactor who has been studying the Romans since high school.

Defending the Gate V

The Canton of Sudentorre presents "Defending the Gate V." In order to celebrate the alliances that strengthen us all, all competitions will be for teams, not individuals.

South Oaken Regional Arts & Sciences Faire

Please, come down and join us for a day full of revelry, arts and sciences, music and fun!

Sacred Stone Novice Baronial Investiture/Novice Tourney

Come one and all to celebrate the Investiture of the new Coronets of the Barony of the Sacred Stone! What better way to celebrate than by hosting a Novice Tourney? We welcome all new comers and all long time players to come test their skills, show their prowess and to have a wonderful time with us as we celebrate. There will be fighting, competitions and classes for all levels of skill. So please join us!

Challenge of the Heart

The Barony of Dun Carraig invites the gentle folk of the Knowne World to a Grand Tourney to be held in the style and fashion of Northern Europe in the late 14th Century. Come and join us in a celebration of great feats of arms, of colorful heraldry, of delights of the senses and of the palate. Please make a place on your personal calendar to come to Dun Carraig in April. We promise an exhibition of feats of arms for which the Kingdom of Atlantia is so well know.