Archive - May 30, 2006

Today in the Middle Ages: May 30, 1265

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.

Photos from the Principality of the Mists Spring Investiture

Martin of Rivenstar has posted photos from the recent Spring Investiture in the West Kingdom's Principality of the Mists.

Lochac Midwinter Coronation XLI

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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
7-9 July 2006

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. Location:
Canton of Cluain (Lake Karapiro, New Zealand)

Brass Ring Thing 6

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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. Location:
Barony of Rhydderich Hael (North Tonawanda, New York)

Grand Tournament of Archery and Procrastinators Brawl

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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
Camping is $5 per tent, Merchant $5

This is a Wet site and dogs are allowed. Location:
Cantons of Fasach Mor & Brackendelve (Ray Township, Michigan)

Birthday Bash XI

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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.

Activites Include:

  • Shire Defender Tourney
  • FOUR Arts and Sciences Competitions: Open A&S, Bridesmaid Open A&S, Location:
    Shire of Loch Bais (Pineville, Louisiana)

L'Esercisio Della Spada

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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. Location:
Shire of Betony Wood & the Barony of Fettburg (Sacramento, California)

A Call to Arms

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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)

Frothing at the Mouth: Ewe Two

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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)

Innilgard's Winter Collegium XXXXI

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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,
cnr Brigge and Kesters Rds, Para Hills
West. (Enter via Kesters Rd.) UBD map 83 H6.

Hall opens 9.00am. Closes 5.30pm

The collegium is a garbed event. Location:
Barony of Innilgard (Para Hills West, SA, Australia)

Birds of a Feather Archery Extravaganza

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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 Location:
Blackwater Keep (Clovis, New Mexico)

News from Ealdormere Crown Tourney

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.

Gladiator: The Musical?

We know Russell Crowe can sing rock music, but how would he measure up in a musical version of Ridley Scott's Gladiator?