Archive - Jun 19, 2006

Vita vinum est (Wine is Life)

Romans loved their wine, loved talking about it — and writing about it. An article for CentreDaily.com focuses on the history and sources for study of Roman wine.

Myrkfaelinn Summer War Practice

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As days lengthen and thoughts of martial victories loom closer, join the forces of Myrkfaelinn once more for a rousing weekend of heavy melee, fencing, archery, arts, music, feasting and a frolic in the green woods of the lovely Dominion in summer.

Myrkfaelinn Summer War Practice
June the 23rd - 25th
Site opens at 5pm 6/23, closes noon 6/25

As in years past, Aethelmearc's mighty warriors will have the opportunity to Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)

Rare Exmoor ponies to help save dwindling peat bog

Ponies from an endangered breed, descended from the original British "hill ponies," are being brought into a nature preserve on the Solway Plain in England, to graze away grasses that threaten one of the area's few remaining peat bogs.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 19, 325

The Emperor Constantine convened the first Council of Nicea on June 19, 325.

Field of the Cloth of Gold

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Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! My Lords and Ladies! To every man, woman and child of the realm, good gentles all! Their Excellencies Thorvald and Bianca, the Founding Baronage of Gryphon's Lair invite you to the Lair's Premiere Baronial Championship. Come one, come all and join us on "The Field of the Cloth of Gold", A Celebration of the Tournament.

Field of the Cloth of Gold/ Baronial Championships Barony of Gryphon's Lair Location:
Barony of Gryphon's Lair (Terrace, Utah)

Darkwood A&S Tourney

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Join the Barony of Darkwood for our annual Arts and Sciences Tourney! We will have a full weekend of classes and workshops, a potluck dinner Saturday evening, the Bard of the Oaks Competition, and the first Oaken Chef competition.

Where?
We are at a NEW SITE this year! At Bolado Park in Tres Pinos, we will be camping at the Gate 4 campgrounds. This is across the street from Gate 2, where we usually enter and welcome our Barony population and visitors for our events. Location:
Barony of Darkwood (Tres Pinos, California)

Middle East Feast

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The Barony of Twin Moons of the Kingdom of Atenveldt (Phoenix, Arizona) would like to invite you to experience the Middle East with us. We are holding our annual Middle East Feast on Saturday August, 19, 2006.

For those who have never attended, this is a day long, indoor event with drumming, dancing, merchants and a huge menu of Middle Eastern Food. You are encouraged to bring rugs, pillows, low coffee tables, drums, drapes so that the hall has an Eastern feel, and you have a place to lounge. All these elements go together to create a spectacular, one-of-a-kind event that is a great tradition in our lands Location:
Barony of Twin Moons (Phoenix, Arizona)

Washington Medieval Faire "Awesome!"

“This is really awesome,” said Tasmin Trautman, 12. “I like the forges, the ceremonies and the music. I will come back next year for sure.” Annie Tietje of the North Kitsap (Washington) Herald chronicles the activities at the recent Medieval Faire presented in Port Gamble by the Barony of Dragon’s Laire.