Archive - Mar 2006

March 15th

SCA to Demonstrate at Armor Exhibit

Lady Kirsten reports that members of the SCA have been requested to demonstrate armored and rapier combat in conjunction with the Age of Armor exhibit at the Evansville (Indiana) Museum of Arts, History & Science March 19, 2006.

Highland River Melees

Highland River Melees, June 09-11, 2006, Barony of Highland Foorde

Luck of Heroes II

Tax season got ya down?......Come relax with us at..... LUCK OF HEROES in the Barony of Unser Hafen!!! Saturday April 15, 2006.

Northshield Dance Seminar XX

Please join us for a day and night full of dancing as the College of Tor Aerie presents Northshield Dance Seminar XX April 29, 2006.

Lochac May Crown Tournament

The populace of Lochac and the Known World are invited to join with the Shire of Bordescros in playing witness to the May Crown tournament to decide the successors to TRM Aedward and Yolande at the conclusion of their upcoming reign.

Beltane Celebration

Come and join the people of Hrafnsfjordr as they celebrate Beltane. With the coming of warmer weather and longer days, the people are looking forward to planting things to make this our homes a greener place.

Feast of St. Patrick

Join us for two nights of indoor camping fun at the Feast of St. Patrick (no he's not the main course) March 17,18,19,2006 at the Wilton Community Center, 400 East St. Wilton,Wisconsin.

The Mystery of Scotland's Brochs

Archaeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones looks at Scotland's 2,000-year-old stone towers known as brochs, which were built by master builders for the purpose of defense.

Storvik Performer's Revel

On Saturday, March 18th, 2006, the long-hallowed Performers' Revel will take place in its traditional location in the vasty halls of Caer Bear. The theme of the event is as it has always been - this is a revel of performers, by performers and for performers, and as such, all who attend must contribute one performance for the delight of your fellows. But Fear Not! "Performance" casts a wide net. There will be singing and dancing and poetry and story-telling and the playing of instruments and jokery and juggling and dramatic presentations and anything else that you can make a case for as a Performance Art! Novice performers are especially welcome!

Gleann Abhann Crown Tourney Photos Online

Lady Barbara Sterling, Gleann Abhann Historian, has posted photos from the recent Spring 2006 Crown Tournament.

March 14th

Swords & Shawls at Salisbury House

Salisbury House, a 42-room mansion located in Des Moines, Iowa which is modeled after the King's House in Salisbury, England, is celebrating its reopening for public tours after an extensive renovation with "Swords & Shawls," an exhibit featuring a display of swords dating from Medieval times through the 19th century.

Northshield Spring Coronation

Their Majesties invite their populace to witness the Coronation of Their Stellar Highnesses Sir Lars Wolfsblut and Mary of Carrigart To be held at Spring Coronation April 8th A.S. XL

Three Stags: Autumn Battle & Faire

Horns sound and drums roll, banners dance on the breeze, Chevaliers parade in armor shining and merchants call their wares. Mummers prance, jesters grin, laughter swells like the seas, Archers shoulder their quivers full and music fills the air. Juggler's entrance, food delights, excitement buzzes like the bees, Fencers flash their blades dazzling and little children stare.

Medieval Medical Myth-Busting

In a lengthy article for Strange Horizons written in 2003, Michael Livingston attempts to debunk many myths about medieval medicine.

Atlantia Kingdom Archery Championship

All archers in the Noble Kingdom of Atlantia are invited to come to the Kingdom Archery Championship. Test your skills against the evil that lurks within the Kings' forest. You will be shooting for fun and honor, speed and accuracy. ALL levels of archers are encouraged to come spend the day doing what all archers love to do, emptying their quiver. You will need to bring many arrows/bolts for this challenge.

Sword and Board: a Tavern Event

The Shire of Vilku Urvas is hosting "SWORD AND BOARD - A TAVERN EVENT" on June 23-25, 2006 in Deer River, MN.

Outlands Members Return from War

Argen Duncan, a reporter for El Defensor Chieftain (Socorro County, New Mexico), experiences the fun and glory of Estrella and the Middle Ages through members of the College of St. Golias.

ARRG 5:Short Boat, Long Ride

Come join us for a ‘swashbuckling adventure around the globe’. Cross blades with friends, old and new, as we ‘travel the Known World’ in search of fame and glory… or maybe a drink? Find out who will be the one to emerge with the most riches, and discover that there really is no place like home…

March 13th

Students Learn About Medieval Life from Caidans

Craig Tenbroeck of the North County Times attended a recent Medieval Festival at Lincoln Middle School in Vista, California where students took part in A&S activities and watched a siege engine contest.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for March, 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for March 2006.

Society Chronicler's Policy Online

Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton, Society Chronicler, has posted an electronic copy of the Society Chronicler Policies on the her official home page of the SCA website.

Canterbury Faire Photos Online

Bartholomew from Southron Gaard in the Kingdom of Lochac, reports that an album of photos from Canterbury Faire have been posted in the Southron Gaard Gallery.

March 12th

Ghengis Khan Cavalry Ride

The mark the 800th anniversary of the founding of Mongolia, the Mongolian Government Executive Committee has planned a series of events to take place during the summer of 2006. Included will be an 500-man Cavalry Ride.

Mysterious Lady of the Wells

A fifteenth century mural of a flimsily-clad woman discovered beneath the floor of Virgin's Tower of the residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells has sparked a great deal of interest among researchers who wonder about the meaning of the painting.

Finding the Lost Village of Le Penne

Arcaheologists working on a dig on the Isle of Wight are hoping that Le Penne, a lost medieval village, will emerge from under the Great Pan Farm.

Researchers Debate Fate of 14th Century Ship

Archaeologists in Stockholm, Sweden are debating the best method to handle a 14th century ship discovered buried in the mud of a bay in central Stockholm. Parts of the ship may be too delicate to remove.

March 11th

Western Pennsylvania Fairie Festival Seeks Talent, Merchants

The First Annual Western Pennsylvania Fairie Festival will take place June 10-11, 2006 at Cooper's Lake Campground (site of the Pennsic War). Organizers are looking for vendors and entertainers.

SCA Board Responds to Member Comments

Jason Williams (Duke John ap Gwyndaf), Chairman, SCA Inc., has responded to the large number of comments from SCA members regarding the mission statement and family memberships.

Useful Peeps

Mistress Therasia von Tux has a novel use for peeps: sealing wax. Enjoy a detailed description of the procedure - with photos of how to turn cute little Easter peeps into something useful.

Early Coptic Manuscript Found in Egypt

A cache of 6th century Coptic manuscripts has been discovered at the Monastery of Deir al-Surian in western Egypt. The find includes a single completed manuscript and hundreds of fragments from the 6th through 10th centuries CE.