Archive - May 2006

May 10th

The Border Patrol: Turnagain's Wake

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The maidens are smiling in Hrafnsfjordr for low; the warriors are arming to rush on the foe! Come Champions and Churls and all who fall between, to beautiful Turnagain Pass. There to meet in honorable combat the mighty forces of Hrafnsfjordr as they patrol there landward border.

On a long summer day, in a high mountain pass, the peerless armies of Oertha will come together in glorious melee at the bridge on the river Tincan.  Location:
Shire of Hrafnsfjordr (Soldotna, Alaska)

Thatsa Mare XI

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Thatsa Mare XI: Our Exchequer is Cheap and Won’t Give Us a Pence Event! FREE! Camping Event held in the Shire of Mare Amethystinum

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, at 5800 Mapleward Road.
June 9, 10, 11, 2006.

Activities include but are not limited to; Fighting – Marshals needed, contact Autocrat to volunteer. Saturday Bowl and Bread Breakfast, Pot Luck Dinner Feast, Bellydance Instruction Class of all levels – bring your bellydance scarf – drummers welcomed! Scavenger Hunt, Trading Circle, Cob Oven building class (pending), Bardic Events sponsored by Shire Youth, Raffle and more fun in the sun! Location:
Shire of Mare Amethystinum (Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Raglan Fair

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The shire of Mynydd Gwyn does announce the very great festival of Raglan fair. The Castle's Stewards CADW (The Welsh National Heritage Trust) were so pleased with our presence last year, that they have given us permission to use all parts of the castle in all manner of Noble emprises of Arms Bridges, Gateways, Courtyards, Towers, Small Chambers, Large Chambers, Doorways, and Donjons all will be the scenes of our affairs. Ambuscades, Escalades, assaults, defences, pas de armes, prize playings, Behourds, tourneys, Challenges, Hastilitudes and Grand Melees shall all be held, Both in Harness in combat a plaisance, and without as in Defencing, both inspired by the honour of our ladies and consorts and our companions in arms on the field. Come one and all to the greatest fighting venue in the Known World. Location:
Shire of Mynydd Gwyn (Gwent, Wales)

Ian & Katherine's Last Championships

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It's the merry month of May, and all our fancies lightly turn to thoughts of... Championships! Come join Ian and Katherine, Viceroy and Vicereine of Ostgardr, at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park for the their last Provincial Championships.  Competitions will be held to choose the Rattan, Fencing, Archery, Bardic and Tangible Arts Champions. There will be Open Competitions in all categories for those not eligible to be Champions. Location:
Crown Province of Ostgardr (Carmel, New York)

SCA Summer Camp

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Time is soon approching for Axemoor's 3rd annual SCA Summer Camp. It will be held on July 28th - 30th at the WOW site in Hattiesburg. Please mark your calendars and the date has changed from what was previously listed.

Anyone wishing to teach a class at Summer Camp please contact me at vexander@cox.net

An online flyer and more information will be coming soon. Location:
Barony of Axemoor (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

Tristram Defeats Hirsch for Calontir Throne

Martinus Draco Byzantios reports that His Excellency Sir Tristram defeated His Excellency Sir Hirsch in the finals of the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 10, 1291

On May 10, 1291, Edward I of England met with the nobles of Scotland to select their king.

Lord Mayor's Market Day Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the recent Lord Mayor's Market Day event in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.

May 9th

Germanic National Museum to Display Medieval Collection

Teri Centner reports that the Germanic National Museum in Nurnburg, Germany will be opening the doors of its famed medieval collection for the first time in many years.

Spring Offensive

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It is that time again to break out your trashy garb, unpack the pink flamingo's and prepare to greet spring in a truly Selviergardian way! This year, the event will be held at Houston Campgrounds on May 19th thru 21st. Site will open at 5pm Friday and close on 5pm Sunday. A grand Faux Pas will be held this year for both heavy and rapier fighters alike.

Events Include:
Baroness Katarzina's Rapier Champion Tourney - Come Rapier Location:
Shire of Selviergard(Houston, Alaska)

Jugglers, Tumblers, and Bards III

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Here ye now both song and tale of gallantry once more in the wide vast hills of the Shire of Coppertree at the Champion of AEthelmearc Tourney/Jugglers, Tumblers, and Bards III, June 16-18. In this our third act, again we call the performers back. Singers, tale-spinners, dancers and even mime come once more for a wonderous time, as the kingdom's finest fighters compete to be the Champion of AEthelmearc! Location:
Shire of Coppertree (Utica/Rome, New York)

Melee Madness: Central War Practice

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Madness comes to the Barony of Endless Hills. Melee Madness that is. We have not one, but two events at the same time and place! If your interests are towards martial pursuits, you are in for a treat! Heavy weapons activities include a singles tourney, a warlord tourney and melees, melees, melees! Combat archery is allowed at this site but target archery is not. Martially inclined, but heavy weapons are not to your liking? We will be having both a fencing tournament and a thrown weapons tournament to satisfy those inclinations. An Arts and Sciences Competition will be held as well and don't forget, for those camping Saturday night we'll have our famous Melee Madness Bardic Circle. Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania)

War of the Trillium II

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Crusaders March Through Ealdormere The year is 1203 and the armies of the Fourth Crusade have Constantinople under siege. In typically Byzantine fashion the Frankish/Venetian army has been called upon to invade the city by Prince Alexius of Constantinople, son of the deposed Emperor Isaac. Alexius has begged aid of the assembled Frankish & Venetian armies of the Fourth Crusade to aid him in restoring the scarlet buskins of the Emperor to his father, who languishes in prison where he was thrown after having his eyes torn out by his brother. Location:
Canton of Ardchreag (Whitby, Ontario)

Lucan and Jana New East Kingdom Heirs

East Kingdom Chronicler Lady Shannon Gallowglass reports that Lucan and Jana are the new Eastrealm Heirs.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 9, 1386

On May 9, 1386, England and Portugal signed the Treaty of Windsor, a pledge of mutual assistance which remains in effect to this day.

Celtic Revolt

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The Celts are Revolting! The Celts are Revolting! They really  shouldn't be, because this year the "Celtic Women" are returning for everyone to fight over! Baron Fergus and Baroness Renata invite you all to attend and  enjoy the brutal battles as the Celtic warriors attempt to escort their  "Women" past the foe and back to their home. There will be many war scenarios, a last man standing Tourney, as well as A&S contests, a Siege Kitchen, and many other activities. All in a beautiful mountain setting on  the Coeur d'Alene river. Location:
Barony of Wealdsmere (Pritchard, Idaho)

Pillage, Plunder, and Rapier

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AHOY!!... Me Hearties. Stand to - come about - and weigh anchor. Man the gunwalls - Draw up the riggings on that mizzen. And Hoist me Colors! The time draws near - so make ready your coffers! Booty beckons from the depths of the Hills. (The *Endless Hills* that is)

"Pillage, Plunder, and Rapier "  {{returns}}
September 9, 2006
Lacawac Sanctuary  (no street address)
http://www.lacawac.org/ Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania)

Dreamstone XXVII Photos Online

Lady Magdalane von Harten has posted photos from the Dreamstone XXVII event which took place April 21-23, 2006 in the People's Barony of Bryn Madoc (Crawfordville, Georgia) in the Kingdom of Meridies.

May 8th

Gunther and Kora New Heirs to Meridies

Lady Flannait of the Shire of Beau Fort reports that Sir Gunther, inspired by Baroness Kora, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Meridies.

Best Little Army

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Two Armies crouched in battle formation on opposing sides of the meadow. The Archers loose! The Cavalries charge! The Infantries crash together and the battle..... ~~~~~~~o~~~~~~~

Armies consist of:
1 Archer,
1 Equestrian and
1 Armored Fighter.

Form your own now and compete to be the Best Little Army in Artemisia.

Two divisions:
1) Regular Armies of comrades formed to be highly competitive units. Location:
Barony of Arn Hold (Glenns Ferry, Idaho)

Travel in Croatia

Travel writer James Stewart writes for Times on Line about travel in Croatia.

Æthelmearc Summer Æcademy

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The Barony of the Rhydderich Hael is happy to host the Summer Æthelmearc Æcademy, on Saturday, July 15th at the Erie Community College, North Campus at 6205 Main Street, Williamsville, New York.

First: The site fee for this event is only $4 dollars!! Really only four dollars!! Anyone under 18 gets in free, and lunch is included.

The site will open at 9am with classes commencing at 10am. We have a number Location:
Barony of the Rhydderich Hael (Williamsville, New York)

Atlantia Kingdom Heralds & Scribes Symposium

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Please join us for an all day extravaganza of classes and workshops to satisfy heralds and scribes of every level of experience! Bring your pens and paper, books and tabards and share in the wealth of knowledge that the Kingdom of Atlantia has to offer!

Arts & Sciences Activities:
Heraldic and Scribal classes will be held all day. A schedule of the classes is available on the website. Location:
Canton of Buckston on Eno (Durham, North Carolina)

Mid May Festival

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The frigid winds of winter have given way to the gentle warm breezes of spring in the far northern reaches of Artemisia. The Incipient Shire of Windegate invites one and all to our Mid-May Festival and Champion Tourneys. We call upon all artisans to showcase their latest efforts whether they are completed works, works in progress or performance pieces. Judging will be by kingdom standards and the victor shall serve as champion for one year. The arts and sciences competition is open to all with no restriction upon who may serve as champion. Not champion of your own group? Come try to be champion of ours. Location:
Incipient Shire of Windegate (Shelby, Montana)

Western Martial Arts Workshop

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The Schola Saint George is proud to announce that we are combining our International Swordsmanship Symposium with the Western Martial Arts Workshop (WMAW) for 2006 to create what will surely be the most spectacular Western martial arts event held October 13 - 15 in Lewisville, TX.

The City of Lewisville 20 minutes from DFW International Airport and just 20 minutes north of Dallas, the site offers three large classrooms and four smaller class areas, as well as a central vendor area. This year, a demonstration stage will also be available for groups and individuals. Location:
Schola Saint George (Lewisville, Texas)

Today in the Middle Ages: May 8, 1373

Seriously ill, Dame Julian of Norwich had a series of visions of Christ's love on May 8, 1373. She spent years in contemplation of their meaning, finally producing Revelations of Divine Love, the first known English book written by a woman.

Photos of Sumptuous Feast at Midrealm Coronation

THL Francesca de Onorati has announced that photos from the elaborate feast prepared for the recent Coronation of Felix and Madeleina in the Middle Kingdom are now available online.

May 7th

Medieval Tuscan Village Goes for UK£40m

A medieval Tuscan village on the outskirts of Peccioli went on the auction block and was estimated to bring in UK£40m.

Pacific University Returns to the Middle Ages

The Pacific University History Department, the Center for Women and Gender Equity and the Barony of Three Mountains hosted a Medieval Faire April 29, 2006 on the University's campus in Oregon.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 7, 558

On May 7, 558, the dome of the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople collapsed after an earthquake.