Archive - Mar 2006

Alice's Restaurant SCA Library Movement

From today's edition of the Ermine Spot, a list for the Barony of the Flaming Gryphon, Kingdom of the Middle, comes this challenge. It is forwarded by Contessa Tamara Di Firenze, who sees Mistress Jadwiga, and raises to the SCA at large.

March Madness Photos Online

Combatchris has posted photos from the March 18, 2006 March Madness event which took place in the Principality of Oertha.

Ring around the Rosie: A Dissenting View

Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton, who has researched the nursery rhyme's controversial origins for Tournaments Illuminated, offers a rebuttal of a web article linked from SCAtoday.net recently.

March 30th

War of the Lilies XX

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The Kingdom of Calontir welcomes you to the War of the Lilies XX: Pelicans vs. Laurels Friday June 9th to Sunday June 18th 2006 at Smithville Lake, Barony of Forgotten Sea, (KC, MO)

This years Event Steward
HL Seraphima Iaroslava
Lilies20@calontir.sca.org

Theme - Pelicans vs. Laurels

http://calontir.sca.org/lilieswar/lilieswar.html Location:
Barony of Forgotten Sea (Smithville Lake, Missouri)

Comments sought as SCA Board considers temporary administrative sanctions

Linda S. Moore (Viscountess Gwyneth Felton), President, SCA Inc., is seeking comments from the Memberships regarding a new policy to temporarily prohibit a member from participating in SCA activities.

Fool's Revel

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Come join the Barony of Winter's Gate as we celebrate the coming end of cabin fever and the silliness of Spring. We invite you to our Fool's Revel on Saturday, April 22 from 11:00am until 10:00pm.

Activities will include, but not be limited to:
A Tourney for the Champion of the College of St. Boniface. This is a heavy tourney and the list is not limited to Baronial members. However, we do ask that just as our Captain of our Militia, either the fighter or the consort be a member of the Barony. List will open at 12:00 noon with armor inspection to start at 12:30pm. Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

SCA Board of Directors Meeting

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The Board of Directors will hold its April meeting in the Barony of Caer Mear on 22 April, 2006.

The Board meeting is open to all.

April 22, 2006
Kingdom of Atlantia
Embassy Suites
2925 Emerywood Parkway
Richmond, VA 23294 Location:
Barony of Caer Mear (Richmond, Virginia)

Black Prince's Birthday

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The year is 1359, the site is England. In celebration of Edward, the Prince of Wales' upcoming birthday a day of tournament, feast and revelry has been declared. The Barony of Black Diamond calls forth the most Noble of combatants, to bring their weapons of choice, their skill and prowess to this most Honorable field. Heralds declare that this is a day for all Atlantia, to celebrate one of the most historical men in history, and quite possibly of the 14th century. It is a day filled with tournament of martial skills, of Heavy weapons, of Rapier, of Archery. It is a day for the artisans to come forth and bring their finest projects for display and competition. It is a day for the novice, of both the arts and sciences and the martial fields, for you are the future of fair Atlantia, and we celebrate your growing skills as well. Location:
Barony of Black Diamond (Bland, Virginia)

Historian says Australia not discovered by the Portuguese

Recent theories have led to speculation that Portuguese mariner Cristovao de Mendonca may have reached Australia in the 16th century, but not so, according to historian Michael Pearson.

Fool's Fest 2006

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Join us back in Grimfells at Bunch Park, in Elkins, AR, for the annual March Warden Tournament! Come on down and participate in the tournament (featuring heavy weapons, archery, and thrown weapons), A & S competition, and RUSH classes. A sumptuous feast (limited to 80) will be prepared by our own Duchess Susannah Griffon, and a free children's feast will be prepared by Mistress Christiaen Janssen. Share in more revelry at Calontir's first camping event than you can shake a jester's wand at! Location:
Shire-March of the Grimfells (Elkins,Arkansas)

Principality of the Mists 2006 Spring Coronet

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Rorik, by Right of Arms, Prince, and Peza, by Grace and Beauty, Princess, invite one and all to a Grand Tournament on the slopes of Mt. Hamilton to determine Their Heirs and Successors. Sharpen your blades and polish your armor, break out your banners, and brush up your skills.

http://mists.westkingdom.org/SpringCoronet2006.shtml Location:
Principality of the Mists (Grant Ranch on Mt. Hamilton, California)

East Kingdom University

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The Incipient Shire of Wyndeham is hosting an East Kingdom University on Saturday, May 20, 2006 in beautiful Vermont. Come and learn.

http://www.eastkingdom.org/event-detail.html?eid=1234

We have a wonderful site that will allow a plethora of classes. We have a kitchen with the potential for cooking and brewing classes (it's a wet Location:
Incipient Shire of Wyndeham (Bellows Falls, Vermont)

Awakening XX: The Sugar Coma

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The Shire of Baile na Scolairi presents: Awakening XX: The Sugar Coma Annual Armored Easter Egg Hunt and Kingdom Fighter Practice.

Saturday May 6, 2006

Tri-Lakes Park, 2100 S. Bunn Street, Bloomington, IL. 61702 #309-829-1848

Site opens at 9 a.m. (8:30 a.m. for Merchants) and closes at 10 p.m. Site is Bone Dry and smoking is prohibited in the building. Site is handicap accessible. Location:
Shire of Baile na Scolairi (Bloomington, Illinois)

Singers Sought for Lilies War

H.L. Brice Le Raton from the Barony of Forgotten Sea in Calontir will be directing the Lilies Known World Chorus at this year's War. He is seeking singers to participate.

Gallow Games VI

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Greetings from the Shire of Crystal Crags. With the Sun and warmth of spring on its way we would like to invite one and all to the sixth annual Gallow Games.

We will be holding our annual arts and sciences competition. All attendees are welcome to enter into this competition where Lord Ely of Silver Oak will be offering the prize for this year's champion. All entries will need to be in no later than 10am Saturday the 27th. We'll have games, contests, competitions and prizes. We will also be having our Shire auction, and all auction donations will enter you in a raffle. Location:
Shire of Crystal Crags (Kalispell, Montana)

Shire of Windale's Estrella War XXII Photos Online

The Shire of Windale in Atenveldt has collected the photos of its members, and they are available online from several sources. Included are photos of everything from combat to crafts to camps.

March 29th

Curious George at West Kingdom Court

Curious George learns all about the SCA at a West Kingdom event in this delightful essay by Lady Jehanne de Wodeford.

Radnor of Gildemar Victorious in West Kingdom Crown Tourney

Duke Radnor of Gildemar was the winner of the March 25, 2006 West Kingdom Crown Tournament. He was inspired by his lady, Duchess Ysabeau of Guildemar.

Roman Demographics Studied by Modern Foreign Policy Experts

Philip Longman, writing in Foreign Policy Magazine, uses Roman military strategies and demographics to understand modern policy decisions.

March 28th

Norman Weapons

Patrick Kelly of the Albion Benefactor's Society, has written an article on the history of weapons used by the 10th and 11th century Normans.

Fantasy Game Teaches Journalist Skills

A new fantasy computer game has been designed to teach rookie journalism students fact-finding skills. "Instead of slaying monsters and gathering gold, the players tackle sources and gather information."

The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes

A British website looks at the origins and original lyrics of famous nursery rhymes including Ring a Ring o Rosies long believed to refer to the Black Death and Remember Remember, which chronicles Guy Fawkes' attempt to blow up Parliament.

Photos from TMT VI: The Feast of St. Patrick

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from TMT VI The Feast of St. Patrick which took place March 18, 2006 in the Canton of Coille Stoirmeil.

March 27th

University of North Carolina's Ancient Map Project

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have announced that they have received a US$390,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to bring ancient maps to the internet through UNC's Ancient World Mapping Center.

Medieval Fair Impresses Salisbury Reporter

Jim McNally of the Salisbury (North Carolina) Post checks out a Medieval Fair sponsored by the Canton of Salesberie Glen and learns about life in the SCA.

Beer on Tap

A woman in Oslo, Norway was shocked recently to find beer streaming from her kitchen water faucet.

Stunning Sights on Pilgrimage

More than half of the Camino de Santiago, medieval Europe’s most important pilgrimage route, passes through the ancient kingdoms of Castille and León.

March 26th

Photos from Knights Hospitaller Dragon Feast

Master Gwynfor Lwyd has announced that he has updated his website with images from Knights Hospitaller Dragon Feast which took place March 11, 2006 in the Kingdom of Lochac.

Romano-British Good Luck Charm Found

Archaeologists working near Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, England, have discovered a stone carving of what is believed to be the god Cocidius, a Romano-British warrior god, used for protection and good luck.

Tournaments of Renown & Septentrian Fight Practice Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from Their Royal Majesties of Ealdormere's Tournaments of Renown and the Septentrian Fight Practice on the Two Ravens website.