Archive - Jul 2006

July 20th

Pennsylvania Road Survey

Drivers traveling through western Pennsylvania this summer may find themselves asked to complete surveys regarding their travel plans, according to Mark Celko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The surveys will be conducted at 25 checkpoints throughout a ten county area.

Artemisia Kingdom Collegium& Equestrian Championship

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Kingdom collegium and Kingdom equestrian championship IN THE Barony of Arnhold August 4th-6th 2006

SITE:
Elmore County Fair Grounds, 855 E. 1st Ave. Glenns Ferry, ID 83623

SITE OPENS: 4pm Friday Aug. 4th
SITE CLOSES: 4pm Sunday Aug. 6th

SITE FEES:
$10 for Day Trippers for the weekend OR $6 per single day, $15 per camper for all weekend, $20 per RV for the weekend. Children, ages Location:
Barony of Arnhold (Glenns Ferry, Idaho)

Constantine of Clan Blackhart achieves unprecedented Aethelmearc thrown weapons rank

Lord Constantine of Clan Blackhart became the very first gentle in the history of the Kingdom of Aethelmearc to achieve the rank of Marksman, the highest of the five ranks of thrown weapons mastery established by the Sylvan Kingdom.

July 19th

13th Century Garb Discussion List

Scolastica la souriete has created a new discussion list for those interested in 13th century European garb.

Youth Activities at Outlands 20 Year Celebration

Lady Jayne Barber, Outlands 20th Youth Activities Coordinator and Kingdom Minister of Children, has announced that there will be a number of children's and youth activities at the event.

British outbred by Anglo-Saxon 'apartheid'

New genetic research suggests the Anglo-Saxons who conquered England in the fifth century spread their genes to the local population using a system of apartheid.

Murder Melee Photos Online

Eirek Andersen has posted photos from Ealdormere's recent Murder Melee event on the Two Ravens ebsite.

July 18th

Stefan's Florilegium for July 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for July 2006.

Marche of Alderford greets newborn member

In the Marche of Alderford (located in northeastern Ohio), Lady Zabava and Lord Quentin announce the birth of their son at 4:15 EDT today.

Bjornsborg Visits the Library

Members of the Barony of Bjornsborg in San Antonio, Texas "sailed" into the Semmes Branch Library at Comanche Lookout Park on July 1, 2006. The local SCA group presented a demo for library patrons. Chuck McCollough of the San Antonio Express-News reports.

Returning Vet Finds Home in the SCA

John Groth of the Jackson County (Wisconsin) Chronicle learns about the SCA at Northshield's Warriors and Warlords. Groth interviews military veteran Marcus Virilus Germanicus (Mark Hoelscher) and others about life in the SCA.

July 17th

Mons Tonitrus Baronial Anniversary/Mace & Greatsword Tournament

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In Anno Societatus XXIII, at the investiture of the Barony March of Mons Tonitrus' founding Baron & Baroness, Uchdred & Constance, a tournament named Mace & Greatsword was held. From that day forth, the victor is gifted with a beautiful French flanged mace, which stands today as a symbol of our barony.

As the name holds, it is a shieldless tournament, where the only weapons permitted are mace or greatsword. Grand fighters of Atenveldt, come Saturday and show us your skills as you do combat with single mace, mace Florentine, mace with inverted greatsword and greatsword. Who will take home the famed Mace of Thunder Mountain? Location:
Barony March of Mons Tonitrus (Sierra Vista, AZ)

Inter-Shire Collegium

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The Shire of Granite Mountain will host the Inter-Shire Arts & Sciences Collegium. This is an opportunity for those living in the far reaches of Atenveldt to attend a learning experience created just for you!

http://www.atenveldt.org/Events/Calendar/tabid/93/ctl/De Location:
Shire of Granite Mountain (Prescott, AZ)

Highlands War XII: Gnome Man's Land

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Their Excellencies, Gunnar and Saeunn, Baron and Baroness of Ered Sul, Wardens of the Northern Marches of Atenveldt and Defenders of All Things Woolly, do cordially invite one and all to enjoy the cool winds and shady pines in the northern borders of our bounteous Kingdom of Atenveldt at Highlands War XII: Gnome Man's Land.

Join the Gnomes as they fight to thwart the invasion of Trolls into our sovereign lands! There will be hardsuit, rapier and archery scenarios, along with fine displays from our kingdom youth fighters. In addition, the Queen's Champion Equestrian Tournament will bring much competition to our fair lands. Location:
Barony of Ered Sul (Flagstaff, AZ)

Today in the Middle Ages: July 17, 1487

Ismail Shah, the ruler who converted Iran from Sunni to Shia Islam, was born on July 17, 1487.

Rowan Marie Born in Oertha

Viscount Fergus MacThomais and Viscountess Margarita de la Calvi of the Principality of Oertha are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Rowan Marie.

Outlands Mancos Faire Combines SCA & Ren Faire

Thomas Munro of the Durango (Colorado) Herald visited Mancos Renaissance Faire, which while "full of the delightfully 'olde' fashioned, is also determinedly in the present. Refusing to take itself too seriously, it emphasizes good fun over self-important historical accuracy."

Rabid Yale Hunt

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The Romans are invading!!! Prepare yourselves for the games! The Romans are invading Rabid Yale Hunt! Rabid Yale 7 will feature a roman theme in A.S. 41 so gather your gear and your garb and come enjoy the gladatorial games!

When: July 21st through the 23rd
Autocrat : Lord Talorgan Bron MacOnnist
Feastocrat : Lord Ajax Theron Marius

Come Enjoy The Games! Presided over by Senator Titus Arealus Augustus! Featuring Sir Cecil Hagan as the Yale! The Romans are taking the Yale Hunt by storm this year so plan for some fun in the sun and gladiatorial games while we cheer on our favorite gladiator (or yale). Enjoy the spoils of Rome as you feast the weekend away and maybe wander down to enjoy our own backyard "Roman Bath". Featuring all your favorite pastimes! Combat! Merchants! A&S populace vote! Roman Feast! Saturday Night Trade Circle hosted by Lady Xene Eirenikina. Merchants Welcome; Must have SD Sales Tax License and contact State Game Fish and Parks prior to event Location:
Shire of Coldedernhale (Pierre South Dakota)

Pictures, Articles Wanted for SCA Projects

Vallawulf has announced that he is looking for help on several ongoing projects for the SCA.

Outlands Ren Faire Helps Raise Money for Library

Josh HuseBy of the Cortez (Colorado) Journal stopped by the Mancos Renaissance Faire, a two-day event in Cottonwood Park, which showcased the talents of local reenactors and helped to raise money for the community's new library building.

July 16th

Tyger Hunt XXIV

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Hosted by Riding of Hawklandmoor and Incipient Canton of Weald Lake, Barony of Northwoods

Official site: http://www.midrealm.org/hawklandmoor/tygerhunt/

Mostly Heavy Weapons Fighting. Archery, some A&S classes, GREAT Children/Youth Activities, Haflah, and m Location:
Brighton Recreation Area, 6360 Chilson Road, Howell, MI 48843

Baroness Eithni Elevated at WW 13

Josceline reports that Baroness Eithni ingen Talorgan was placed on vigil for elevation to the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of Northshield at the recent Warriors and Warlords 13.

SCAdians Create a Child's Wonderland in South Carolina

SCA members from the Canton of Misty Marsh by the Sea helped to create "a child's wonderland, filled with games and events that appealed to all ages" July 4 when they presented a demo in Timrod Park in Florence, South Carolina.

Travelers Beware: Illinois Using Radar Cameras in Work Zones

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that the State Police has begun using radar cameras to target motorists speeding in work zones. If caught on camera, travelers can expect to receive a fine of $375 in the mail for a first offense.

Today in the Middle Ages: July 16, 1054

On July 16, 1054, the Pope excommunicated Michael Cerularius, Patriarch of Constantinople, setting in motion the events which would divide the Eastern Orthodox from the Roman Church.

Pennsic XXXV to Feature Youth A&S Display

Mistress Safia al-Khansaa', Pennsic Youth Arts and Sciences Coordinator, has announced that Pennsic XXXV will feature a Youth Arts & Sciences Exhibition for children up to age 18.

July 15th

Deadline Extended for Application for Compleat Anachronist Editor

Jason Williams, Chariman of the Board of Directors of the SCA, Inc. has announced that the deadline for applications for editor of the Compleat Anachronist has been extended.

Siege of Talonvale Photos Online

Sivrid Brumbach reports that photos taken by Lady Dorothea of the Midrealm's recent Siege of Talonvale event are now available to view online.

Today in the Middle Ages: July 15, 1573

English architect Inigo Jones was born on July 15, 573.

Viscount Richard de Camville to be Elevated to Laurel

House Bearhaven and Chateau de Camville have announced that they will host a vigil in honor of Viscount Richard de Camville who will be elevated to the Order of the Laurel July 15, 2006 by Their Majesties of the West.