Archive - Jul 2006

Goldihat and the Three Peers

Maister Iago ab Adam of the Barony of Seagirt in Victoria, British Columbia, has written a humorous look at SCA peerages entitled Goldihat and the Three Peers.

DragonCon Needs a Few Good Reenactors

THLord Roger-Luc Besson of the Barony of the Southdowns in Meridies and Director of DragonCon is looking for reenactors to help promote the convention -- and the SCA -- for a morning broadcast of Fox5's Good Day Atlanta.

New exhibit of medieval German manuscripts opens at the Walters

"Schatzkammer: Henry Walters' German Manuscripts" will be on display at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, through October 29.

Photos from An Tir Coronation Online

Sarah Toich has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of An Tir.

July 30th

16th Century Turkish Warship Found Off Cyprus

Amateur divers off the coast of Cyprus have stumbled across the wreck of a ship believed to have taken part in the 1570 to 1571 Ottoman siege of Famagusta.

Sad Tidings from Trimaris

Earl Brendan MacAengus, KSCA, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 13th 2006.

New Laurel Made in Atenveldt

Lady Angele Plaisance was elevated to the Order of the Laurel Highlands War XII in the Barony of Ered Sul, Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Sam Adams is Sponsoring Homebrew Contest

Brewer Samuel Adams is sponsoring Longshot: the 2006 American Homebrew Contest for non-commercial brewers who are residents of the United States. Samples must be shipped to the brewery for judging by August 18, 2006.

July 29th

Pennsic to Feature Laurels' Prize Tourney

Maitresse Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon has announced that a Laurel's Prize Tourney will take place Friday August 18, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. on the Blue Tourney Field.

Pennsic Volunteers Needed

We need YOU to help at the War!! Want to help, but don't know where to start, or what area needs the most assistance? We have the answers for you!

Record Price for 14th-century English Coin

One of only three known Edward III double florins went for UK£460,000 at Spink auction house. The coin has a face value of six shillings.

Photos from Cooks Creek Demo Online

Faerisa has posted photos from the recent demo hosted by the Barony of Castel Rouge in Northshield. The demo was part of a fundraiser for the Immaculate Conception Church and included participation by a jousting troupe from Calgary, Canada.

July 28th

Inflatable Pub "Goes Anywhere"

Innovations Extreme Inflatables has announced the "launch of the World's first fully functioning Mobile Inflatable Pub. Be the first and only person in your country to operate The Pub that reaches places, that other pubs cannot reach."

Barbarian Bash XI

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On a stormy night, oars slap the water, sails stretch tight catching the night wind. On the shore a sleeping village awaits its deadly fate. Long boats slide ever closer. Soon the cries will echo across the land as night turns to day. Smoke clears, longboats sail away heavy in the water, as the Vikings leave with the spoils of the day.

Crystal crags is honored to offer our longest running event, Barbarian Bash XI. Location:
Kalispell Montana

Genghis Khan, Renaissance guy ...

Genghis Khan laid the foundations for the Renaissance, according to a news story recently published by China's Xinhua news agency.

President's Report from the July 15, 2006 Board Meeting

Patrick Anderson (Gabriel andvaka Kjotvason), Interim President for the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has posted a report on the SCA Board of Directors meeting held in Indianapolis, Indiana in July 15, 2006.

Brewing Laurel finds niche in modern-world beer marketplace

Mistress Lina von Wissen, mka Leigh Nogy, turned to the SCA when she wanted to learn brewing methods and eventually became a Laurel in brewing. Now she applies her talents in the modern world, and she is starting a business to brew gluten-free beer. An article in The Morning News tells her story.

July 27th

Seeking Shakespeare in Connecticut

An exhibition of three paintings depicting the likeness of William Shakespeare is on display at the Yale Center for British Art. Searching for Shakespeare will be in New Haven, CT until September 17, 2006.

War of the Trillium II

Ealdormerean correspondant Colyne Stewart has (finally) written up his remembrances from the second War of the Trillum.

Hairy Dogg Inn

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Greetings lords and ladies fair and Hearken to these words I say. Ye Olde Buzzards Inn is open and under new management and is now known as The Hairy Dogg Inn, to be held at Sir Georg and Mistress Katarzina's home at 6424 Barclay Court, Anchorage, Ak.

Hairy Dogg Inn
Sept 23, 2006 AS XLI
Site opens 5:30pm-12:00 midnight
Site fee $6.00 for members (includes one bag coin)
$8.00 Non-members   Extra Coin $2.00 Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Anchorage, Alaska)

Who's Afraid Beowulf 4: Hrafnafjordr Gone Wild!

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It started as an idea and has grown into a legend. Alas, all good things come to an end. That's right, Oertha has a new prince and princess and as the summer wanes, it's time for "Who's Afraid of Beowulf 4!"

This will be the last installment of our saga. The great Hrafnafjordr Axe of Might has long carried the spirit of The Beast Grendel within it and has corrupted the shire's Champion. Now the call goes out to find a new hero, one who can defeat the old champion, now turned wicked, and lay waste to the spirit of Grendel himself, freeing the Shire from evil, once and for all....In addition to the championship tourney there will be contests aplenty to celebrate the Viking spirit in all of us including miniature Viking boat building (extra points for authenticity and if it is able to float and hold a small amount of weight), Viking booty call (fashion show) and a good old fashioned beserker contest.  As the evening winds down, come over Byfrost to Valhalla, where we will feast with those who died in honorable combat against the monster that day. Bring your own spirits and a good voice to the Bardic fire. This is the LAST BEOWULF!! Be there or be...uh... square! Lord Gunnar's duties call him elsewhere and he has passed the torch on to other shire folk. Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Soldotna, Alaska)

Trillium 2 Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the recent Trillium War 2 which took place in the Canton of Ardchreag (Whitby, Ontario) June 29-July 3, 2006.

July 26th

Photos from Lochac Coronation

Asbjorn has posted photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Lochac.

A Great Warriors and Warlords!

Kitab Beg of Coille Stoirmiel, in the Kingdom of Northshield, shares his memories of fighting in his first melee, the recent Warriors and Warlords XIII (WW).

The Plantagenets and Crecy

In an article in Primitive Archer Magazine, Gene Langston looks at the Battle of Crecy and the Plantagenet influence on historical archery.

Backhoe Operator Finds Ancient Text

As reported in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, 26 July 2006: Irish archaeologists on Tuesday heralded the discovery of an ancient book of psalms, found by a construction worker who spotted something while driving the shovel of his backhoe into a bog.

Delftwood Championship Event

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It's time once again to choose among the battle hardened fighters to see who the fiercest, strongest, and most honorable of them may be. As Lord Conrad MacCallum wearily steps down from his appointed place, he searches for a worthy replacement. Who will it be? Will it be the savvy and deadly Sir Yngvar, Earl Aethelmearc or the good natured Olafr Thorvardarson? Perhaps our young Ulfar of the Sword will rise to the challenge. Above all, a strong protector of the baron must be found! Fighters are encouraged to bring an SCA list legal dagger. Join us for what looks like an extremely entertaining tournament. Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Clay New York)

Mists Rapier Tourney and Salon

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Come and join The Divines as we frolic amongst the trees in Scotts Valley on Aug. 12 at the Mists Rapier Tourney and Salon.

For non-fighters we have a theme: Come dressed as a 16th C Courtier masking as a Greek god. Costumes can be pretty simple: wear a chemise (with a bathing suit under it, perhaps, for modesty) and drape yourself with garlands. Use your imagination and have fun with the Location:
Principality of the Mists (Scotts Valley, California)

Horseradish War V

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It's time for Horseradish War again! This time we will fight and celebrate in the very heart of the Shire of Baerenau in the center of Berlin, where we welcome our friends and await our enemies, who will try to steal our just recaptured shrine again!!!

For the war we are planning: open field battles, a "steal the horseradish shrine" battle, a tourney and an A&S Competition. In the evening we will also have a torch light Rosetourney!  Our feast will be a big delicious barbeque!  Date: 8th to 10th September 2006  Site: The site is a former public pool area, so there are several showers for both genders. Location:
Shire of Baerenau (Berlin, Germany)

Tryggvy's War - Site Change

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Tryggvy's War Has Moved ******Important information. Please read and help us get the word out by forwarding to local email lists. Due to a glitch with the site, Tryggvy's War has been moved to a new location.*****

NEW SITE:
Name: Cheadle Lake Park
Hwy 20 & Weirich Road
Lebanon, OR 97355

DIRECTIONS: Directions to Site: Following I-5 north or south go to Hwy 34 at exit 228 which is 4 miles south of Albany, OR. Head east toward Location:
Barony of Three Mountains (Lebanon, Oregon)