Archive - Mar 2006

March 21st

Summer's Return

As it has happened for centuries, the seasons continue to change. In October, Lady Autumn held the peace until it was time for Lady Winter to take over. It is now April and Lady Spring holds the peace until it is time for Lady Summer to return. The Stronghold of Nebelwald invites you to join us for a day dedicated to the arts and sciences honoring the eventual return of Summer. The theme of this event is all things summer. By honoring Lady Summer, we hope to speed her return. The morning will be dedicated to the Mything Quest, a Gathering of Goslings, and an assortment of classes for all ages and interests. Lunch will be served at midday so we can mentally and physically prepare for the afternoon activities. The afternoon will be dedicated to another set of classes as well as discussion groups, populace choice contests, and whatever activities the populace wishes to engage in.

Whack! Thud! Ow!

Spring is in the air and it is that time of year again. The flora start to blossom, the fauna start to look for mates, and Lady Summer begins to plan her return.  As the weather becomes warmer, the valiant fighters of Drachenwald leave their winter hibernation and take to the field.  The air is full of the cheering of the spectators, the calls of the heralds, and the unmistakable sounds of the heavy fighters - "whack" as rattan strikes rattan, "thud" as a blow lands, and "ow" just before the blow is called good.

May Day Celebration: Let's Go Fly A Kite!

Come one and come all to Caer Galen's famous May Day celebration, an event just for kids (or kids at heart)! This is a fun-filled celebration of the glories of Spring! Hear the history of kites as you build and fly (weather permitting) your very own kite! Engage in a challenge of wits and mettle to conquer games and win the boffer tournament to find the next worthy Guardian of Caer Galen's fabled Unicorn Horn.

Ma'ale Giborim Hosts Successful Purim Event, Requests Help with Armor

Yehoshua ben Hayyim, Seneschal for the Shire of Ma'ale Giborim in Jerusalem, Israel, reports that the shire held another successful event. He has posted photos online.

March 20th

Columbus mystery nearly solved 500 yrs after death

Debate about origins and final resting place of Columbus has raged for over a century, with historians questioning the traditional theory that he hails from Genoa, Italy. Some say he was a Spanish Jew, a Greek, a Basque or Portuguese.

Treasures of Early SCA History

On her projects page, Mistress Therasia von Tux provides scanned documents from the Twelfth Night Roll "used in 1968 (AS 2) to create the chivalry as an order, create the order of the laurel plus create the first dukes."

Cate Blanchett back as Elizabeth in "The Golden Age"

Cate Blanchett is to reprise her role as Elizabeth I, in a new movie called The Golden Age. It is set 15 years after the last movie and will touch on her relationship with Mary, Queen of Scots and end just before the battle with the Spanish Armada.

Medievale Fortified Bridge Linking Wales and England Discovered at Shrewsbury

A medieval bridge that was once an entry point into England from Wales has been unearthed at Shrewsbury.

Warriors and Warlords XIII

The Baronies of Jararvellir and Nordskogen are proud to announce our twelfth annual Warriors and Warlords event. It will take place Thursday, July 6 through Sunday, July 9, 2006 at the NCN North LLC Campground, north of Black River Falls, WI, in the beautiful Shire of Shattered Oak, Kingdom of Northshield.

March 19th

Lupercalia Photos Online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, attended the Lupercalia event held in Rivenwood Tower (Mankato, MN) on March 04, 2006. She shares her memories and photos.

WWII Bunkers Hide Roman Ruins

Archeologists believe that a wartime bunker in the city of York, England, may hide the ruins of a Roman palace.

World's Strongest Whiskey

A 300-year-old recipe for malt whiskey may produce the world's strongest single malt at 92 per cent. The drink is being produced at the Bruichladdich distillery on the west coast of Scotland.

March 19th

Black Plague Caused Climate Change

A new study suggests that the devastating Black Death may have done more than wipe out 1/3 of the population. It may have triggered Europe's "Little Ice Age" in the 14th century.

Spamalot Returns to Chicago

Beginning in April, Monty Python's Spamalot, the hit musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, will return to Chicago. The show runs April 19-June 4, 2006.

Modern Embroidery Business Serves SCA Customers

Melinda Dement of Embroidery Monogram Business online magazine looks at the SCA as specialty customers for embroidery businesses.

Shakespearean Insult Generator

Thou villainous doghearted gudgeon! Chris Seidel has created an insult generator based on the original Shakespeare Insult Kit. Have fun!

March 17th

Medieval Laws to be Struck from Irish Republic Statutes

The Republic of Ireland is about to strike hundreds of obsolete laws from its statute books. Some of the laws date back to the time of the Norman invasion.

Night on the Town

On an unusually warm and sunny winter afternoon, the Mayor of Smeewick steps up to the podium to deliver his address. "Good people of Smeewick, our town were once a beacon onto the Kingdom. Now, it has been ravaged beyond recognition by pirates and gypsies. We owe it to ourselves and our children to restore Smeewick to its former glory!"

Even More Estrella XXII Photos Online

Aine ingen Fhinn, of the West Kingdom, has posted a marvelous, large album of Estrella XXII photos on her website.

An Tir War Moot

We now have an official site for the next War moot on Crown Council Weekend! The site is the Westmoreland Park in Portland, Oregon.

Rapier Ithra & War II

The Barony of Wastekeep invites you to join us for a new season of Rapier at the Connell Community Center, March 25 - 26, 2006. The gate opens at 8:30am on Saturday, March 25 and ends 4:00 PM on Sunday, March 26. Site Fee,$10.00 Adult, children $5.00, NMS $3.00 -- checks payable to SCA, Inc.-Barony of Wastekeep.

Irish Feast & Ithra

Come and join us at the Irish Feast & Ithra April 1st in Longview, Washington. All classes are "first-come, first-serve," so we encourage you to register early!

Mixed Verdict in Colorado Renaissance Faire Case

A Colorado judge ruled recently that the Colorado Renaissance Festival could continue to operate in the town of Larkspur, but must pay the town US$96,000 for water consumption.

March 16th

Hartlepool Excavations Give Insight into Medieval Life

Construction crews working on a project to create a new town square in Hartlepool, England were surprised to unearth the remains of a medieval town complete with "medieval properties, pots and relics of iron smelting."

Professional Photos from Estrella 2006 Online

Professional photographer Cassandra Tomei of Tomei Studios has posted a beautiful gallery of photos from the recent Estrella War.

Great Western War X- CANCELLED

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From across the Known World, we meet on the grassy hills and meadows of Loch Prado (Prado Regional Park in Chino, California) to celebrate the arts of war and of peace at the Great Western War.

Tuesday October 3 to Monday October 9, 2006

Pre-reg opens Apirl 1st 2006, more information coming soon.

http://www.caid-gww.org/ Location:
Loch Prado (Chino, California)

Cooper's Crack Good for Fighters!

In an article on the March 15, 2006 edition of NPR's Morning Edition, it was reported that researchers have found that chocolate milk is better for athletes than Gatorade™.

Mistress Roen Marie de Lacy, called la Dentellere, Passes

Sir Emeric Wendel reports on the recent death of Mistress Roen Marie de Lacy, called La Dentelleire who died of breast cancer March 9, 2006.

Blood of the Vikings

On March 18, 2006, the Science Channel will broadcast The Blood of the Vikings, a cultural look at the Viking lifestyle along the northeast coast of England.

March 15th

Medieval Garden Open House

On June 17, 2006, the Department of Horticulture and the Center for Medieval Studies at Penn State University will host an Open House. The public is invited to attend from 2:00-4:30 pm.