Archive - Apr 2006

April 5th

Position Available: Society Webminister

The SCA is seeking candidates for the position of Society Webminister, a deputy to the Society Chronicler.

Artemisia Welcomes Katriel Eowyn Collier

Lord John Gilson has announced the birth of the Kingdom of Artemisia's newest resident: Katriel Eowyn Collier, born at 7:53 2006-03-24.

More Gulf Wars Photos Online

Baroness Mebh and Lady Danielle have posted photos from the recent Gulf Wars XV held March 12-19, 2006 in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

April 4th

New Henry I Charter Discovered

Historians working at Berkeley Castle in Gloucestershire have discovered a charter, from the reign of Henry I, granting a manor to St Peter's Abbey.

All Things Middle Eastern VIII

description:
Come join us as we celebrate the eighth anniversary of All Things!!! Classes covering numerous topics (to be announced) Fighting -You bet!!! We'll be holding 3 lists and some group tactics practice to sharpen our skills for Border Raids. Dancers and drummers -bring your music and plan to share with the populace at our Saturday night Hafla and bardic circle. What about food?? Prepare your stomachs for a feast of monumental proportions as Lady Caitilin serves up a feast fit for a Sultan. There are 52 beds with showers between cabins. Cabins and feast hall heated and cooled. Location:
Shire Brantestone (Cullman, Alabama)

War of the Clans II

description:
Bring ye Clan, Friends and Foes alike, and share in the fun with Rivermarch and the War of the Clans II. There's something for everyone with even a wee bit of Scottish in them. And we KNOW ye do.

Activities include:

  • Scottish Games for the Young and More than Young Alike: Caber Toss, Stone Toss, Tossing the Sheaf, Tug of War
  • Adult and Kids divisions
  • There will be a 22 pound hammer toss for the Elders Location:
    Shire of Rivermarch (Pine Mountain, Georgia)

Northshield Bards Catch the Eye of the Media

Roger Larsen, of the Huron (South Dakota) Plainsman, offers an informative look at SCA life in the Kingdom of Northshield as he covers a recent Bardic event presented by members from throughout the Kingdom.

King's Assessment

description:
Wham! The ground shakes as another projectile impacts the castle wall. There it comes, the enemy army approaches. Several walls of shields merging - right here, archers shooting overhead...and right there - The King himself assessing his armies.

Welcome to the King's Assessment! Grand melees will be held, including siege warfare, castle attack, open field, town, and possibly even woods battles. Combat Archery will make an impression and there will be lots Location:
Barony of Black Diamond (Vinton, Virginia)

Candlelight Camp 2006 - POSTPONED

description:
Those that die with great bravery on the battle fields, hold a special place in Norse cosmology. They are the Einherjar, those that are chosen by Odin to fight on the sides of the Gods at Ragnorak. Every day they are awakened and march out to the great field to fight against each other in merry combat. At dusk they are all miraculously healed and march back to the hall of Valhalla, where they are served a great feast and enjoy merriment into the night. Location:
Barony of Small Gray Bear (Arkadelphia, Arkansas)

Atlantia Tournament of Chivalry

description:
The young adults of Atlantia bid you welcome to a day of tournaments to celebrate martial prowess and chivalry. The Shire of Isenfir invites one and all to attend the third Tournament of Chivalry on 15 April 2006 in Madison, Virginia>

Martial Activities:
As the focus of martial activities, Atlantia's Knights shall challenge any who would face them on the tournament field in a variety of weapons forms. A small area shall also be available for those who wish to ply their skills outside of the tournament. Though no points will be kept during the tournament, Her Majesty and her Ladies will be casting watchful eyes upon the field, and taking particular interest in chivalric acts. Prizes shall be awarded for valor and prowess. Location:
Shire of Isenfir (Madison, Virginia)

Sir Thorbjorn Osis Memorial Fighter Day II

description:
Come join us for a day of combat and socializing, in memory of our friend, Sir Thorbjorn Osis, who was killed in a car accident in the spring of 1999, during his reign as King of Ealdormere.

Saturday, June 10, 2006
Markham Village Community Centre
6041 Highway 7, Markham, Ontario L3P 3A7

Site opens at 10am, closes at 9:30pm. Site is WET. No BYOB as per Ontario Law.

Site fee: $25 Cdn (includes supper, see below) Location:
Canton of Skeldergate (Markham, Ontario)

Winchester Pilgrimage

description:
The Shire of West Dragoningshire invites all lords, barons, knights, squires, along with their ladies and all other gentles of any station to join them in the Winchester Pilgrimage, 12-14 May 2006.

Nestled in the water meadows alongside the River Itchen, in the shadow of St Catherine's Hill and only 20 minutes walk from the centre of Winchester, lies the medieval buildings of the Hospital of St Cross & Almshouse of Noble Poverty. Location:
Shire of West Dragoningshire (Winchester, England)

Eskalyan Cherry Blossom

description:
The Temperatures are rising and the birds are singing.....The sweet smell of the cherry Blossoms are here.... Come out and enjoy the Company of friends at the Eskalyan Cherry Blossom viewing.

Sunday April 9, 2006 at the IBEW building , in Anchorage.... 3333 Denali Street (Catty corner from the Century 21 theater parking)

Site opens : 11am
closes:7pm

Fight in a Tourney, make your best guess at what the fighters are Location:
Eskalyan (Anchorage, Alaska)

Medieval English Year Books Online

Boston University's School of Law has produced a searchable database for the English Year Books which are the law reports for the country from the 13th through 16th centuries.

Caidan Spring Crown Tourney

description:
The Barony of Dun Or is hosting spring Crown Tourney. This is a 2-day camping event at Totem Pole Ranch, 34728 Cheseboro Rd, Palmdale, CA 93552. There will be fighting for both heavies and rapier on Sunday and many more activities scheduled.

The Barony of Dun Or cordially invites you to join us for a BYOB (bring your own beef) BBQ on Saturday evening. Bring your favorite grill item, we will provide the charcoal. (We will have some food available if you forgot to bring your own but still want to eat with us). Location:
Barony of Dun Or (Palmdale, California)

Middle Kingdom Spring Crown Tournament

description:
The Barony of the Flaming Gryphon welcomes you to the Middle Kingdom Arts & Sciences Faire and Spring Crown Tournament of Their Royal Majesties Felix & Madeleina May 27th and 28th, 2006.

http://www.springcrown.org/

Event Information:
Greene County Fairgrounds
120 Fairground Rd
Xenia OH 45385
Phone: 937-372-8621

Event Fees Location:
Barony of the Flaming Gryphon (Xenia Ohio)

Photos from Ice Dragon & Interbaronial Archery Challenge II Online

Lord Alexander Gladstone of the Kingdom of Ealdormere has posted photos from the recent Ice Dragon and Interbaronial Archery Challenge on the Two Ravens website.

April 3rd

Forbes Magazine names duct tape "The Other Greatest Tool Ever"

No fighter takes the field without it. No homeowner dares to approach a project unless a roll is in the toolbox. Forbes Magazine's panel of scientists and engineers found what the SCA already knew: duct tape holds the world together.

University of New Mexico to Host Medieval Lecture Series

The University of New Mexico's Institute for Medieval Studies will host Medieval Innovations: How the Middle Ages Changed Western Culture, a series of six lectures and a concert, Monday, April 3-6, 2006 on the university's main campus in Albuquerque.

In Memoriam: Giuliana Catarina della Luna

The SCA has lost a vibrant young woman from Ansteorra. Guiliana Catarina della Luna (mka Meghan Siobhan Baxter), age 18, became ill on site at Gulf Wars on Sunday evening and died at Forest General Hospital in Hattiesburg later in the week.

Large Album of Gulf Wars Photos Online

Lady Cassandra of the Kingdom of Calontir reports that Ursus of Anglesy has posted nearly 800 photos from Gulf Wars XV.

April 2nd

Naval Construction Site Yields 16th Century Shipwreck

The Associated Press reports that a construction crew working at Pensacola's Naval Air Station in Florida has discovered a 16th century Spanish ship buried in the sand.

Huge Hoard of Roman Coins Found in Britain

The discovery of 600 copper, Roman coins has British archaeologists buzzing. The hoard, found in Suffolk, England, is thought to be the largest stash of legitimately-minted coins ever found in the country.

Hannibal to Conquer the Silver Screen

Action hero Vin Diesel plans to direct and star in a film trilogy based on the life of Carthaginian hero Hannibal.

April 1st

Medieval Origins of Modern Science Colloquium

On April 5-6, 2006, the Southeastern Louisiana University College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will present a spring colloquium entitled Medieval Origins of Modern Science.

April Fools or April Fish?

Wonder about the origins of the calendar's silliest holiday? What the heck was a "Poisson d’Avril?" Novopress.info has the story on its website.

High Inquisitional Council of Peerages cries foul on Aoife's Links

Pursuant to new SCA corporate-level administrative sanctions, a High Inquisitional Council of Peers met recently behind closed doors and voted to censure Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon, creator of the popular Aoife's Links column. SCAtoday.net has learned that the worst may be yet to come.

Proof at last: The Internet is Period!

There are those in our beloved Society who believe that the use of computers and the Internet, however convenient, somehow contaminates our historical accuracy. Some of these naysayers, to be sure, are rogues and scoundrels of the most common sort, yet others are of noble and virtuous demeanor and are merely misguided in their thinking.

March 31st

Department of Homekingdom Security warns of threat to Pennsic 35

Those planning to attend Pennsic 35 should pay particular heed to the following report.