Archive - Feb 2006

February 9th

Japanese Nationial from the Barony of the Far West to Attend Estrella War

Baron Sir Guy of the Kingdom of the West has announced that Lord Vail, a Japanese national from the Barony of the Far West (Japan), will be attending the Estrella War. Lord Vail will be the first Japanese national to attend Estrella.

Red Scarf Project

Jackie Hammers-Crowell of the Orphan Foundation of America Red Scarf Project responds to SCAtoday.net's posting about the project earlier in the year, thanking readers for their support.

French Coin Found in Newport Ship

Archaeologist Angela Karsten has discovered a 15th century French silver coin embedded in the keel of the Newport ship, a medieval vessel uncovered on the banks of the river Usk three years ago, leading experts to believe that the ship originated in France.

February 8th

Knights of St. Michael Challenge at Estrella XXII

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced that the Kingdom of Atenveldt will sponsor the Knights of St. Michael Challenge, a heavy weapons tourney, at the upcoming Estrella War XXII.

SCAtoday.net adds anti-spambot measure to user registration

Gaaaaak! Since some spammer has decided to use a robot to create bogus user accounts on SCAtoday.net, we've added a new security feature to our account creation page. Spammers would make pretty good trebuchet ammunition, wouldn't they?

Skellitta 10 year Celebration & Waffleday Feast

It my great pleasure to once again welcome One and all from around the known world to our Glorious Feast and our Great Challenge Tourney. Which will be held on the weekend 31/3 - 2/4-06 in memory of the ten years that has gone by since the first few setteled in this our Shire (incipient) of Skellitta.

Outlands 20th Anniversary Celebration

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In the rustling pines and cool streams of Their Majesty's purple mountains, please join us for an Anniversary Celebration in the heart of the Outlands. The Barony of Dragonsspine cordially invites friends and family, to reminisce of warm memories and celebrate the History of the birth of the STAG of the Mighty Outlands!

20th Anniversary Celebration: Kingdom of the Outlands
Date: July 27 - 30, 2006 Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Cripple Creek, Colorado)

Equestrium: Inter-Kingdom Equestrian Collegium

Unto the equestrians of the Known World do the riders of the West Kingdom offer invitation! On April 21-24, 2006 there will be held an Inter-Kingdom Equestrian Collegium: Equestrium!

Middle Ages come alive for students

An article in Penn State's Digital Collegian describes activities in the Students for the Appreciation of the Society of Creative Anachronism, a campus club that creates a stronger connection between the university and the local chapter of the SCA.

February 7th

Attention costumers: Husqvarna/Viking recalls sewing machine for safety problem

Owners of the Husqvarna Viking Designer I Sewing and Embroidery Machine should check their unit's serial number to see if it is affected by this safety recall due to an electrical arcing problem.

The Illuminated Manuscript in Medieval Life

Lennie Bennett, art critic for the New York Times, looks at illuminated manuscripts and their place in medieval life.

Champions Of Lough Devnaree III

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye! May these words be carried forth across all the lands of Lough Devnaree, Insulae Draconis and Drachenwald itself. With humility the shire of Glen Rathlin is proud to announce that the Competitions to name the third Champions of Lough Devnaree will be held from the 4th to the 6th August 2006 at Ardnavally Scout Camp, Belfast.

Riddle of Llywelyn Solved?

A group of historians from the BBC has solved the centuries-old riddle of Llywelyn, the site of the prince's royal palace.

Murder in Sweden

700 years after it happened, the cause of death of Sweden's oldest human skeleten has been determined: he was murdered!

February 6th

Tatiana Melville Elevated at Haire Affaire

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, reports on a Haire Affaire, a recent event in the Kingdom, and on the elevation of Tatiana Melville to the Order of the Pelican. Her Excellency also posts photos.

Spring Thaw

Spring is returning to Artemisia and the Shire of Twae Linnes would like to invite all to celebrate with them at their annual SPRING THAW Event.

Spring's Inspirations V & 3rd Annual Spring Archery Shoot

The Province of Malagentia extends an invitation to everyone to join us for a weekend of Arts and Archery. On Saturday April 22nd, the arts and sciences take the spotlight as Spring's Inspirations returns for its fifth year, in Kennebunk at the First Parish Unitarian/Universalist Church. On Sunday April 23, archery and thrown weapons fans get their chance when the third annual Spring Archery Shoot takes place in North Yarmouth at Lakeside Archery.

Blackwater Keep Defender

Are you a pansy, a dandy, or is your liver gilded? Do you need to stay indoors with air-conditioning at 68 degrees? If you answered "Yes," then you should stay home, because men and women who are tougher, stronger and better than you will ever be, are incapable of completing our competition. Remember just stay home and try not to over tax your frail and weak constitution. Last year over 50% of our contestants dropped out due to heat and or exhaustion! If on the other hand, you crave a challenge, long for the struggle of combat and desire to test your fortitude; come vie for Blackwater Keep Defender. P.S. We will feed you till you pop, if you are so inclined.

Winter War VII

The Shire of Trinovantia Nova Renowned throughout Vast Tracts of Land as the Most Loyal Subjects of their Beloved King and Queen Once Again offer their hospitality to their Kingdom for The Seventh Great Winter War.

Double Wars XIX

Once again all inhabitants of the known world are invited to the event of the year, Double Wars, hosted for the nineteenth time in the beautiful shire of Attemark.

Saint Torvaldr's Day

On April 22nd the Barony of Vinhold will be holding the 3rd and last Saint Torvaldr's Day Celebration. At the end of June, Torvaldr Torgarson will be moving out of the Kingdom of the West to Ohio and the Midrealm. We invite you all to come to Saint Torvaldr's Day and celebrate with him, and allow him the opportunity to say good bye to you all.

College of Three Ravens

Readin', Writin', and 'Rithmatic, while indeed meritorious subjects of study, are NOT among those being offered at The College of Three Ravens. Classes will include a myriad of topics on historical practices, as well as those regarding our Society's activities in these Current Middle-Ages!!! Subject matter includes scholarship in the finer arts, specialized sciences, and medieval combat (yes, fighting classes, too!). Plus, there will be ample opportunity to actually practice these many pastimes (pun not intended). Education, Fencing, Fighting, Dancing, Drumming, and more will surely sate the intellectual and competitive cravings of adults and children alike!

Chicago festival brings together reenactors from many eras

At a hotel in Arlington Heights, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, SCA members joined reenactors from other times from Roman to mid-20th century at Reenactor Fest: A Convention for the Ages. Chicago's Beacon News reporter Mike Dahaney has the story.

Photos from Snowed Inn

Eirik Andersen has announced that he has posted photos from the recent Snowed Inn event held in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

February 5th

West Kingdom to Host Party & Tournament at Estrella XXII

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced that the West Kingdom will host a party at the West Kingdom Encampment during the Estrella War. It will also sponsor the Mad Dog Tournament.

SCA 40th Birthday Celebration at Estrella War XXII

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced that there will be a 40th birthday party for the SCA at this year's Estrella War.

Medieval Cemetery Found in Leicester

A construction company, making way for a new shopping mall, has discovered a large, medieval cemetery near the English city of Leicester. The cemetery appears to have been in use from the 12th through 16th centuries.

February 4th

New exhibit on medieval secular books at the Getty

"The Medieval Bookshelf: From Romance to Astronomy" will be on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, through April 9.

16th Century Tudor Chapel Found

A Tudor chapel, originally built by Henry VII, has been discovered at the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England. The original vault has been found completely intact.

Estrella War to host Laurel (and apprentice) combat prize list

Maestro Domingo has announced that there will be a Laurels Combat Prize Tournament at Estrella XXII.