Archive - Mar 2006

March 6th

Wealdsmere’s Champions Tourney & Newcomers Allthing

Come one come all to the Barony of Wealdsmere’s annual Champion’s Tournament and Newcomer’s encampment. We will be determining All of Wealdsmere’s Champions.

Sapphire Joust VII:Atlantian 25th Birthday

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Come celebration the 25th Anniversary of the Fairest of Kingdoms, Atlantia, at Sapphire Joust. Tourneys, competitions, historical displays, revels and fellowship await you! Atlantia gathers as in days of old, with tents and pavilions spread so that old friendships may be renewed and new ones forged.

Sapphire Joust VII
Atlantian 25th Birthday
May 26-29 2006
Tom Scott Park- Amelia, VA Location:
Barony of Caer Mear (Amelia, Virginia)

Forward into the Past

Since 1990, the Kitchener-Waterloo branch (Bryniau Tywynnog) of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) has presented a day of classes exemplifying the best of the Middle Ages.

Mayfaire IX

The Shire of Cúil Choluim (Columbus, IN) invites you to the first annual Mayfaire Artisans Row. Mayfaire IX is May 5th - 7th, 2006, at the Johnson County Park. The site is large with sufficient room for artisans to camp with their booth if desired.

Principality of Caid Tournament

Today's SCA meets Yesterday's SCA! The Barony of Altavia welcomes all to hearken back to when Caid was a Principality: when a tree was a pavilion, when carpet armor was legal and helmets were Freon cans; when T-tunics and jeans were major costumes and hippy clothes were the height of SCA fashion; when Caidan thrones were cloth-covered fold-up aluminum chairs!

Count Sir Cosmo Craven Victorious in Atenveldt Crown List

Approximately 35 combatants took the field on March 4 in the Atenveldt Crown Tournament, held in the Shire of Burning Sands (Yuma, AZ). His Excellency, Count Sir Cosmo Craven the Elder has triumphed, to become the next Crown Prince of Atenveldt. His Excellency was inspired by his consort, Lady Mary Rose of Burgundy.

March 5th

New Light on Prasutagus, Husband of Boudica

New research shows that Prasutagus, husband of the warrior queen Boudica, may have been more powerful than previously believed.

Roman Numerals: For SCAdians - and Football Fans!

The subject of Roman numberals seems to crop up every year: in January for football fans and in May for members of the SCA. This year the Olympic Games complicate an already mystifying system.

Aztec Mural Documents Spanish Conquest

A recently unearthed Aztec mural, painted shortly after the Spanish conquest, combines Aztec mythology with Christian symbols including a large black and white cross.

March 4th

Tudor Bananas

Are bananas period? Apparently so, according to the recent discovery of a 500-year-old banana skin in London. The development shatters previously-held beliefs that the banana first came to Britain in 1633.

New Atlantian Born

Lady Astrid has announced the birth of Eleanor Ivy Ward, born March 1, 2006 in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Tacky Garb at River Revel

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, shares memories and photos from the 2006 River Revel event held recently in the Shire of Stromfels.

March 3rd

Design your Own Tartan

The Interactive Tartan Weaver, located in Conrie, Perthshire, Scotland, has a website which allows visitors to design and produce images of their own tartans.

Kissing Auction Brings Smiles to Faces and Money to Chirurgeons!

Brigit Thornwielder, Abbess of the Sisters of the Yellow Veil, has announced that the recent Kissing Auction at Estrella War XXII was a great success, but for the Chirurgeons and for the recipients of the kisses.

Fortuna's Champion

Join us in the Shire of Isengau for "Fortuna's Champion" from 07. - 09.04.2006. The whole weekend is dedicated to medieval, competitive gaming. The competition starts on Saturday at 10 am and ends at 6 pm. Afterwards we will have feast with the presentation ceremony for the Champion of Fortuna. The gambling hall stays open until the last man standing. The event starts Friday at 6 pm and ends Sunday after breakfast at noon. There will be a tavern.

Kill the Pirates - They're Back!

Those Pesky pirates have returned (how dare they!). As Privateers for the Crown, the Gardian is calling on Innilgard's archers for hire! We will pay Aztec Gold for those who help us defend Innigard's waters. Once 'boarded', we will be hiring Lights to send them packing! We urge the populace to view the spectacle from the 'beaches'. Bring a picnic lunch.

Better War Through Archery

So you say you are not going to Gulf Wars but you still want to do some archery in March. Oh NO!!! What ever will you do.. Well I will tell you what you can do, head to Sternfeld (Indianapolis IN) and join us for a full (and I do mean FULL) day of archery, archery and more archery.

Emmaus Fair & Artisan Exhibition

Once again, Eisental invites artisans to join us for an arts & sciences exhibition. Bring your A&S projects to display and discuss your work with others! (To reserve exhibition space please contact the autocrat, Jadwiga Zajaczkowa jenne.heise@gmail.com

Shire of Esfenn to Simulate Armageddon

Leohtulf of the Silver Hills reports that National Geographic will have a team of videographers to film the Shire of Esfenn's fighter practice in Hayward, California March 5, 2006. The practice will be used as footage for the Battle of Armageddon.

Mass Gravesite Discovered Dating to 616 A.D.

A war grave found near Chester, England, has helped to locate the earliest firmly identified battlefield site in England.

March 2nd

Artwork Needed for Pennsic Event Booklet

Mistress Chai'usun, the Pennsic Publications Deputy, is seeking artwork to appear in the Pennsic XXXV event booklet.

Feast of Fools, Venetian Nights

Let the merriment and splendors of a night in Venice during Carnival lure you to the fair Barony of Dragonsspine and the College of Tygre's Keep.

St. Maximus Day Market

Join Their Majesties of Ealdormere for a day of shopping and fighting at the St. Maximus Market.

Moorish Tavern XVI

Greetings all gentles, The Kingdom of Northshield and the Shire of Midewinde are proud to present Moorish Tavern XVI on August 3-6, Bottineau ND.

Baronial Regalia Stolen in Artemisia

On 27, February, 2006 between the hours of 12:00 midnight, the garage and vehicles belonging to Their Excellencies of Loch Salann (Salt Lake City, Utah), Artemisia, were broken into. Several items of regalia were stolen.

PainBank: An SCA-centric podcast

Richard fitzWilliams and Kith the Silent, both from the Midrealm, have inaugurated a podcast series of interest to SCAdians. The PainBank podcasts will feature mostly armoured combat topics initially, but the creators hope to branch out to other topics soon.

More Estrella XXII Photos Online

Baron Wolt of the Kingdom of the West has posted photos from Estrella XXII.

March 1st

Atlantia Northern Regional War Practice

All stalwart warriors ready to brave wind and ice awaken from your winter slumber and join the first Northern Regional War Practice on Sunday, March 12, 2006.

10th Annual Tournament of the White Hart

The Shire of Port Oasis is preparing to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Tournament of the White Hart. Come join us for a weekend of love, honor, and chivalry. The heavy weapons tournament will decide who possesses the honor, chivalry, and skill to become the next Champion of the White Hart. We also offer you a fencing tournament, children's activities, an arts and science competition, and more. Silent Heraldry services will also be available.

SCAdians Show Prowess at the Washington Mall Demo

Shoppers at the Washington Mall in Washington, Pennsylvania were treated to a demonstration of the knightly arts recently when members of the Shire of Kings Crossing displayed their martial skills.