Archive - May 2006
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-31 18:53
Genghis Khan's warriors first engaged the Rus on May 31, 1223 in the Battle of the Kalka River.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-31 15:50
She doesn't look a day over 300. Art historians have long believed that Leonardo Da Vinci's famous work was painted in 1506, but that may just be a guess.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-31 10:14
Jean Paul de Sens has posted videos of the recent Crown Tournament which took place in the Kingdom of Calontir.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-05-31 08:32
The SCA received a brief mention in the online version of Ripley's Believe it or Not for May 29, 2006.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-31 06:30
A remarkable brooch, probably the property of a very senior Roman legionary, has been discovered in Northumberland. The object is outstanding for its size and workmanship and also because it is marked with two personal names.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-05-30 18:09
Premier Italian poet Dante Alighieri was born on (or about) May 30, 1265. In his writings, he mentions that he was born under the sign of Gemini.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-30 14:44
Martin of Rivenstar has posted photos from the recent Spring Investiture in the West Kingdom's Principality of the Mists.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-30 13:49
The first Coronation to be held in the Crescent Isles, will be held on the banks of Lake Karapiro - the birthplace of champions, in the Canton of Cluain, Barony of Ildhafn.
Mid-Winter Coronation XLI
On this weekend we will be commemorating the glorious reign of King Ædward Stadfæste
and Queen Yolande Kesteven.
We also celebrate the ascension of our new monarchs.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-30 13:44
Once again good gentles do we invite all that is good and great from these Sylvan Lands to celebrate the medieval origins of the carrousel and to give aide to the good gentles of the Hershell Carousel Museum.
Bring your skills, your pageantry and your good will. For this day will be a day of both the Arts and the Martial. There will be the A&S tent where artists are able to work at their arts while sharing with the public. Display areas will be set up in the Museum's display room, so bring something you are proud of.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-30 13:35
We are here to tell you of a great event taking place on June 9th-11th. Grand Tournament of Archery and Procrastinators Brawl (the make up years) It is sure to be an event that the whole family can be a part of.
Location: Camp Rotary, 20505 29 Mile Road, Ray Township, MI
Fees: Adults $8, Children 5 to 13 $3, Children under 5 are free
This is a Wet site and dogs are allowed.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-30 13:25
Greetings good Gentles! I know summer schedules are busy, but I would like to invite you all to the Loch Bais' 11th annual Birthday Bash! This weekend event will be held June 10th at the Kiwanis Camp in Pineville, LA (aka the Concrete Yurt site). The site will open Friday at 5 pm and close Sunday at 11 am.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-30 13:13
The August Company of The Martillodores does invite all combatants and witnesses to attend the L'Esercisio Della Spada (The Exercise of the Sword) To be held on the 10th of June, 2006 Mather Regional Park, Sacramento, California.
With the gracious hosting of the and the good Shire of Betony Wood and the Barony of Fettburg, The Company of The Martillodores does send word to all would care to challenge us to once again come to our Field of Honor and fight with Courtesy, Skill, Camaraderie and Style! All who would come to meet us will be prepared to show the assembled Gallery and The Company of the Martillodores their best display of those said qualities in the Arte of Defense with the rapier. Furthermore, The Company of The Martillodores invites all who would come gather to witness this event to be welcome in our shaded galleries provided for their viewing pleasure, the better to see all of the Martial arts for the day, which will be conducted in the style of a Pas d' Armes.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-30 13:09
Here in the Shire of Hartstone, A call to arms has been sounded! We invite you to join us June 2nd thru June 4th at the Dansville Fish and Game Club (Former site for our Fall Events). The populace gathers, to hone their skills, and enjoy the company of friends, old and new by firelight. Our Autocrat, the Lovely Lady Anna Dillon invites you to come for the day, or stay for the weekend, as it pleases thee. Location:
Shire of Hartstone (Dansville New York)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-30 12:50
Come to the great boreal forest for a weekend of thrills and the (second) greatest camping event in the whole of Ealdormere. We have a private northern forest on a tranquil creek, plus access to a number of fine lakes where you may fish, swim, or fool around (please bring your own tackle and permits). This year we have a small kitchen for those who do not wish to cook over coals (but please let the event steward know what you plan to cook) plus many food sellers close by, a fine dining hall for classes as well as eating, and a large lawn for pavilions, fighting, archery, dancing, and all the usual stuff (e.g., children's activities, trading circle, and rock throwing). Location:
Shire of Brennisteinn Vatn (Sudbury, Ontario)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-30 12:41
This year collegium will be a 2 day event full of classes. There is room for Rapier Practice/ classes on Saturday & Heavy Practice/classes on Sunday.
Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June, 2006
At the Paddocks Community House,
Hall opens 9.00am. Closes 5.30pm
The collegium is a garbed event.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-30 11:20
Greetings to one and all! We archers usually come in third for consideration of time and space. Not this time! This one is for us, the so-called "wimps" who have, throughout history, often been the deciding factor in a battle, not to mention putting food on the table.
Come hone your skills at the many scenarios we have planned. Prove your ranking during an IKAC. Strengthen your endurance with a round of golf. Sharpen your eye with a dragon hunt. Show your worth with a castle shoot. Practice shooting vermin with a game of barchery. Take your chances with a game of cards. Test your precision with a
Submitted by nicolaa on Tue, 2006-05-30 09:53
Duke Roak of Ealdormere, who fought for the honour of Lady Jocea of Ealdormere, defeated Count Sarnac Bahadur in the finals of Ealdormere's Crown Tournament on Saturday, May 27.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-30 06:25
We know Russell Crowe can sing rock music, but how would he measure up in a musical version of Ridley Scott's Gladiator?
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-29 18:31
Orthodox Christian Constantinople fell to the Turks on May 29, 1453, a date that some historians consider the end of the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-05-29 10:57
Laird Colyne Stewart reports on the recent Crown Tournament which took place in the Eastrealm.
Submitted by Heirusalem on Mon, 2006-05-29 04:30
Count Bardolf, fighting for Countess Brigh, defeated Sir Lutr Ulfskald, fighting for Lady Tessa of Wight, in the first and last bouts of the Middle Kingdom Crown Finals this weekend.
Submitted by Heirusalem on Sun, 2006-05-28 22:34
Lady Antiontte Martel of the Barony of Northwoods won the Middle Kingdom Arts and Sciences Pentathalon today and was named the Middle Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-05-28 18:46
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Northshield, reports on and has posted photos from the Kingdom's recent Crown Tournament.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-05-28 14:37
Metalsmiths and researchers of Scottish silver will be glad to know that the Compendium of Scottish Silver is now available online in a fully-searchable format.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-28 10:28
On May 28, 1291, during the Siege of Acre, the temple of the Knights Templar was destroyed. With it went the crusading Knights' last foothold in the Holy Land.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-05-28 07:35
Ex-Pythoner Terry Jones hopes to dispell the myth of barbarism in his new book Terry Jones' Barbarians. The London Times provides a preview.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-27 17:50
A large Roman cemetery, containing at least 100 skeletons, has been discovered near Fairford in Gloucestershire, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-27 13:51
The popularity of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code has sparked interest in grail legends, according to scholars. An MSNBC article looks the various ways the grail has popped up in literature over the centuries.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-27 09:26
On May 27, 1218, the first ships of the Fifth Crusade reached Egypt.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-27 05:14
Edricus has posted photos from the recent Double Wars XIX event in the Kingdom of Draconwald. This is the Kingdom's largest annual event.