Archive - Jun 2006

June 30th

Papers Sought for Medieval Conference

The organizers of the Midwest Medieval History Conference are calling for proposals for papers to be presented at the 45th annual meeting. The conference will be held October 13-14, 2006 at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Indiana.

Field of The Cloth of Gold: The Resurrection

description:
The Sheriff of Silverkeep requests all populace to report to Silverkeep to uncover the culprit to a horrible crime! The body of a courier was found in our southern lands. He had been robbed and stripped of his livery. If anyone has any information, please bring it with you to FOTCOG: The Resurrection. During your visit, please take part in our heavy tourney and battle scenarios. There will also be a Torchlight Tourney using the infamous "Wheel of Death." There will be Rapier activities as well. We will have children's activities throughout the day, as well as classes for all ages. The case of who killed the courier will also be solved during this fun weekend! Location:
Shire of Silverkeep (West Yellowstone, Montana)

More Photos from Lilies War

Captain Sivrid Brumbach and Dorothea share their photos from the recent Lilies War which took place in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 30, 1451

The French captured the city of Bordeaux on June 30, 1451.

SCA Grand Council Seeks Applicants

Brendan ap Llewelyn, Grand Council Nomination Committee Chairman, reports that the SCA's Grand Council is seeking candidate for membership to the Council.

River Haven Baronial Devest/Invest

description:
Join us as we farewell Somerled and Caelia and welcome the 5th Baron and Baroness of River Haven, Wendell von Bayern and Catalin de Dalmation.

When: 22nd/23rd July 2006
Where: Saturday : Narangba Community Hall, 229 Mackie Road, Narangba. QLD UBD Map 78, E13
Sunday:   River Haven Hall, Wesley Street, Lutwyche. QLD UBD 44Map 140, A11

Time: Saturday 11:00am, Sunday 10:00am

This event will be themed in the best traditions of the German courts of the early 16th Century. Location:
Barony of River Haven (Narangba, Queensland, Australia)

June 29th

"A Week with King Arthur" at Lilies War

The Kansas City Star has published a wonderful album of portraits taken at the recent Lilies War.

Kingdom of Atlantia Seeks Bids for New Crowns

Under the direction and Patronage of Michael and Seonaid, King and Queen of Atlantia, the New Regalia Committee is seeking bids for the design and construction of new crowns.

Estrella War to Change Location

In the July 2006 Southwind, the newsletter for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, Their Majesties Craven and Mary Rose have announced that Estrella War XXIII will be moving to a new location.

"Pathfinder" Scheduled for September Release

Pathfinder, a new Viking adventure saga starring Karl Urban of Doom fame, is scheduled for worldwide release September 8, 2006. The film speculates on the Norse place in North American history.

Northshield Fall Crown Tournament 2006

description:
The Shire of Darkstone Presents The Kingdom of Northshield Fall Crown Tournament 2006

Date: October 14, 2005
Site: Gogebic Community College
Location: E4946 Jackson Rd, Ironwood, MI 49938
Site Information: Site is handicap accessible, dry, and non-smoking.

Site Directions:
From the East: Take best route to US2 about 2 miles short of Ironwood, MI; Turn right into Gogebic Community College. Location:
Shire of Darkstone (Ironwood, Michigan)

Today in the Middle Ages: June 29, 1613

The original Globe Theatre was destroyed by fire on June 29, 1613.

June 28th

"Mission of Friendship" Trip

Mistress Tatiana Marana Melville of the Kingdom of Northshield reports on a recent trip to the Barony of Seleone in Gulfport, Mississippi to drop off donated items to those who lost SCA gear during Hurricane Katrina.

Duke Rolf the Relentless Victorious in West Kingdom Crown Tourney

His Grace Duke Rolf the Relentless, fighting for Lady Rhodry ferch Arianwyn, was the victor of the June 24, 2006 Crown Tournament in the West Kingdom.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 28, 1577

On June 28, 1577, the great baroque painter Peter Paul Rubens was born in Westphalia.

Lilies War 2006 Photos Online

Lady Aldyet Le Chaundeleur has posted photos from the 2006 Lilies War.

June 27th

"Print Clock" Technique May Change Dating Methods

Blair Hedges, a biology professor at Penn State, has discovered a new method to date printed materials. The "print clock" technique uses statistical formulas to analyze fades and page breaks.

Medieval Scholar Mary Martin McLaughlin, dead at 87

Mary Martin McLaughlin, best known for editing work on The Portable Medieval Reader (Viking, 1949) and The Portable Renaissance Reader (Viking, 1953), has passed away at the age of 87.

Shire of Wynterset Elevated to Full Status

Baronesse Marguerite de la Marche, Seneschale of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, has announced that the Stronghold of Wynterset (Watertown and Fort Drum, New York) has been elevated to a full status chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 27, 992

Conan "the Crooked," Count of Rennes and Duke of Brittany, died on June 27, 992.

Pillage on the Plains III

description:
Shire Eagle, in association with House Aylekeepe and Clan Darkwood, invite you to Pillage on the Plains III: Gathering of the Tribes. We return to Gibson's Plantation View in Tallassee, Alabama on October 6-8 for a great weekend of fighting, classes, feasting and fun! Make your plans to attend now....

Event Stewards:
Lord Alywin Watkyns watkijm@auburn.edu Location:
Shire of the Eagle (Tallahassee, Alabama)

June 26th

Pelican Injured in Caid

A Caidan pelican (the kind with feathers, not the kind wearing a medallion) was injured on Pacific Coast Highway in Orange County, California on Thursday as a car struck her. Though the driver was sober, wildlife officials say that the pelican was "probably intoxicated."

Photos from Midsummer Coronation online

The photos of the event 'Midsummer Coronation and 40 Year Celebration', held June 16-18, are online now.

Woodland Romp IV

description:
I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to the Freehold of Skerjastrond's camping event Woodland Romp IV, sponsored by Darkstone, July 21-23, 2006.

In the manner of Master Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," we are hoping for an eclectic group of travelers; whether bard, warrior, pilgrim, bard, noble, yeoman, or more bards to share their tales of journeys past and present. The event is intended to be a Location:
Freehold of Skerjastrond (Gwinn, Michigan)

Carolingian Baronial Championships: Archery & Thrown Weapons

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In the name of Baron Jehan, all gentles are invited to attend the Archery and Thrown Weapons Competitions for the Barony of Carolingia on Sunday, July 9, 2006. During the day, the mighty archers and weapons throwers of Carolingia will compete to choose the best among them for the Baron's Champion.

The event will be on the Town Fields of Bedford, MA, located on Mudge Way (no street number). Location:
Barony of Carolingia (Bedford, Massachusetts)

Today in the Middle Ages: June 26, 1559

On June 26, 1559, the Parliament of Paris outlawed the practice of dueling.

Beggar's Rebellion

description:
Join the Shire An Dun Thiene for a day of fighting, feasting, and games as the towns of Sodbury and Borton-on-Water settle their differences and settle the score.

The Shire of An Dun Thiene presents
Beggar's Rebellion-August 11th-13th
The Cumberland Center, Columbia TN

Website: www.anduntheine.org/beggars

The Rebellion begins August 11th at the Cumberland Centre in Columbia, TN. Location:
Shire of An Dun Thiene (Columbia, Tennessee)

Baron's War

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There brews a conflict in these lands between two noble barons, their excellencies Ulric and Thorvald which centers around ownership of a certain relic found by a team of Loch Salann prospectors secretly searching in the lands of Arrows Flight. These two fearsome barons give a call to WAR - to determine who by right of combat and skill in the gentle arts will be allowed to lay claim to this relic. Their Excellencies call upon their cousins from the North, the South, the East and the West to come to their aid in this great battle. In addition to melee combat for the relic, individual prize tourneys will be held in both heavy and rapier, as well as a boffer tourney for the youth. Location:
Barony of Loch Salann (Springville Utah, Utah)

Pennsic University Class schedule is now on-line

The Honorable Lord Cathan MacCullaich, Chancellor of the Pennsic University, today announced the release of the University Class schedule.

June 25th

Bamburg Sword Unlike Any Other in the World

Experts at the Royal Armouries in Leeds have declared a 7th century sword, discovered at Bamburgh Castle in 1960, unique in the world.