Archive - Jul 2006

July 6th

New Atlantian Born

Estienne de Cond has announced the birth of Ethan Owen Augustas Harner to Christopher Gos and Una the Good Natured.

Medieval Monks, Workers to be Reburied

The bodies of 44 medieval monks and workers discovered during the contruction of an overpass in Partney, England, were reburied in mid-June.

How SCAdians Use Libraries: a Survey

Mistress Jadwiga Zajaczkowa is requesting help with a research project to gather information on how SCA members and historic re-enactors use libraries.

Video from Warriors & Warlords 8 Online

Baron Berwyn has posted video from Warriors and Warlords 8 in the Kingdom of Northshield on the Youtube website.

July 5th

Reporter Visits Border Skirmish

Gwen H. Jader of the Daily Herald Correspondent (Chicago, Illinois area), stepped back into the past at the recent Border Skirmish event, which was co-hosted by the Shire of Ravenslake in the Midrealm and the Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr in Northshield.

Annual 3 Day Event

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The Barony of St. Swithin's Bog proudly presents our annual THREE DAY EVENT! July 14, 15 & 16.

ATTENTION!!! NEW SITE, NEW SITE, NEW SITE! CAMBRIA COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS. THIS SITE IS COMPLETELY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE.

Site opens on Friday July 14, at 4:00 P.M. and closes Sunday Noon sharp, anyone left on site after that time becomes the cleanup crew. Troll is open on Friday from 4:00-10:00 P.M. and will reopen on Saturday from 8:00- Location:
Barony of St. Swithin's Bog (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania)

Pirate Tourney

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The Shire of Darach invites you to gather up your Booty, put on your best eye patch, and join Their Royal Majesties by the Pacific for our annual Pirate Tourney.

The event will feature Heavy weapons, Rapier, and Boffers combat as well as contests and games. Come enjoy Darach's beautiful scenery and cool afternoon breezes with us.

Special Note: This year we will not be holding Pirate Tourney at the usual site. Location:
Shire of Darach (Ventura, California)

Wargy 2006

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Come get yer' WAR on! Tired of all those other fighting events just having scenarios for an hour and then having to go sit down and wait? Tired of the Fog of Battle only lasting for 15 minutes? Then you obviously haven't been to a Wargy have you?

Only in Dragonsspine, the land that is merciful to its invited visitors and harsh to its unexpected in-laws, could an event so devious arise from! For one day only, the sun will be held back from Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

14th Century Manor to Reopen

A 14th Century hall in on the banks of the River Welland in Lincolnshire that was restored with a UK£600,000 lottery grant is reopening as an art gallery and museum. It will contain 10 galleries, including the history of the local fens and how the landscape was created by drainage and reclamation.

Push for Pennsic 2006

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Arrrr! The Canton of Hawkes Keye and The Marche of Norborough Welcome You To Push for Pennsic 2006: It's A Pirate Thing

MIAMI COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
COUNTY ROAD 25A
TROY, OH 45373
07-09 July 2006

Site opens on Friday July 7th at 5pm and
Site closes Sunday July 9th at Noon

Driving Directions: Take I-75 to Exit 78 and travel south for 3 miles on County Road 25-A. The Fairgrounds will be on the right. Location:
Canton of Hawkes Keye & The Marche of Norborough (Troy, Ohio)

Cornitos Pas & Feast

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During the day, we will have passes at the barrier, Grande Melees, and honorable challenges to fill the day. Join the Gallery in cheering on the fighters and declaring challenges. After the tournament, there will be a feast in the style of 16th Century Spain to fill our bellies and pass the evening. Join us in feasting upon three courses of delicacies from Libre del Coch! We will have Empanadas, Armored Hen, Pastries of Fine Sugar with Apple Pottage; along with many, many more delectable dishes! Location:
Province of Silver Desert (Sparks, Nevada)

Algarada

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Be it known that the Shire of Alcazar de Brioga will once again hold an algarada, a quick raid across our borders, and the festivities that will follow such an occasion. To this end it calls upon any good subjects of Drachenwald to assist them in making this show of strength, be it by force of arms, ability in the arts and sciences or simply with your gentle presence. The place will be the manor of La Vid, by the monastery of the same name, in the Province of Burgos, Spain. This is close to no man's land, yet safe enough for ladies and unarmed men to gather and feast. All are encouraged to come on Thursday and take part in the inspection of local fortifications on Friday. A border raid will hopefully take place on Saturday, during which non-combatants will make merry in many ways. This will be followed by celebrations to the honor of Drachenwald and our Location:
Shire of Alcazar de Brioga (Burgos, Spain)

Report & Photos from Border Skirmish

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, reports in from the borderlands where she attended the recent Border Skirmish between Northshield and the Midrealm. Her observations and photos are online.

War College

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The sounds of the War Horns grow louder and more persistent. To assist everyone in their preparations for War, the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands is proud to host War College on July 8, 2006 at the Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsmen¹s Club (505 Mosside Blvd., N. Versailles PA 15137, www.pmsconline.com). Activities for the day will include heavy weapons, fencing, thrown weapons, archery, scouting, youth combat, youth fencing, dog coursing, and children¹s activities. The autocrat for this Academy style event for the SCA martial arts is Mistress Karana Yabokchi Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (N. Versailles, Pennsylvania)

War College

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The sounds of the War Horns grow louder and more persistent. To assist everyone in their preparations for War, the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands is proud to host War College on July 8, 2006 at the Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsmen¹s Club (505 Mosside Blvd., N. Versailles PA 15137, www.pmsconline.com). Activities for the day will include heavy weapons, fencing, thrown weapons, archery, scouting, youth combat, youth fencing, dog coursing, and children¹s activities. The autocrat for this Academy style event for the SCA martial arts is Mistress Karana Yabokchi Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (N. Versailles, Pennsylvania)

The Pelican's Version of Who Won the XXth War of the Lilies

At the final court at Calontir's XXth War of the Lilies, concerning the war's theme of Laurels versus Pelicans, the Head Instigators for the Pelicans produced and read the following documentation of how the winner of the war was determined:

July 4th

Cynaguan Coronet Photos

Esmeralda of the Lakes has posted a gallery of photos from the recent Cynaguan Coronet in the Kingdom of the West.

"Tropical Stonehenge" Found in Amazon Rainforest

Scientists have uncovered a ring of stones in the Amazon jungle near Sao Paulo, Brazil, that they are calling the "Tropical Stonehenge."

250,000 year-old handaxes found in Britain

Near Cuxton in Kent, archaeologists have found stone axes more than a quarter million years old and bearing craftsmanship exceeding the quality of that previously found from such an early time period.

Photos from Drachenwald's Double Wars Posted

Jonas Evertsson has posted several albums of photos from the Kingdom of Drachenwald's Double Wars XIX.

July 3rd

An Exercise in Nobility?

The SCA as exercise? Why not? Scott McClure of the Russellville, Arkansas Courier caught members of the local group practicing some fighter moves.

Rajahs-on-the-Red Photos Online

Faerisa has posted photos from the recent Rajahs on the Red, an Indian-themed event, held in Castel Rouge in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Niebelungen Pity Party

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Come one, come all, and mourn the great event that could not be this year in the only way possible--- with combat, combat, and more combat, melee style! From the 11th to 13th of August, the lovely countess Aurelia is opening her estate in Buedingen to us for our war-like mustering, and we will do combat, in styles both heavy and light, at the very walls of that city, ancient and fortified though they may be! Location:
Shires of Meadowmarsh & Knights Crossing (Buedingen, Germany)

Baronial Champs & Kingdom Fight Practice

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The Barony of Rising Waters invites you to attend Baronial Champs and Kingdom Fight Practice

Saturday, July 15, 2006

White Meadows
2519Effingham Street
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 6P7

No pets please this is a working farm and to introduce pets would only disturb the natural balance of the farm. Help and Guide animals will be permitted.

We kindly ask that all park in the designated parking lot and leave the spots in front of the store open for those not with our group. Location:
Barony of Rising Waters (St. Catharines, Ontario)

Lyondmere Anniversary & Baronial Investiture

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The Barony of Lyondemere invites all good gentles to join us on July 22nd, 2006 (AS XL) as we celebrate our Baronial Anniversary and the investiture of our new Baron and Baroness. Come and enjoy the fighting, feasting, and reveling with us! The feast will be limited to 120 people, so please send your reservations to feast@lyondemere.org BEFORE June 25th, 2006. Location:
Barony of Lyondemere (Torrance, California)

Gathering of the Clans

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Ay, tis time once again for the Gathering of the Clans and MY BIRTHDAY! A BALLOON Prize Tourney, a FENCING Prize Tourney, a Chefs of STEEL COOKING Tourney, an ARCHERY Prize Tourney, and if time allows HIGHLAND GAMES TOURNEY, BARDIC till you can't sing any longer!!!

WHEN: July 8 2006, starting at 10:00 AM until the bugs drive us off!

WHERE: at 2252 S. Lodge Dr. Big Lake AK, Rolynnda's and Ardrude's Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Big Lake Alaska)

Baroness' Champion

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Come! It is time once again to gather and make merry in the village of Houston, Alaska! Pitch your pavilion within the Selviergard encampment and partake of good fighting, good food, dancing and fireworks! The Barony's officers have combined their forces, knowledge and skills to make this a most memorable event!

On Saturday the lovely Baroness Katarzina invites one and all to vie by right of heavy weapon combat for the chance to become Her Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Houston, Alaska)

Today in the Middle Ages: July 3, 987

Hugh Capet was crowned King of France on July 3, 987, ending the Carolingian dynasty. His descendants would continue to reign until the French Revolution.

A Day at the Tavern

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All are invited to come and waste a day playing games and losing coins! Or winning them. July 8th, the Shire of Tri-Os will be hosting a one day event "A Day at the Tavern". (7508 Jennings Way, Fort Pierce. The Lakewood Park Hall). Event costs are $10 (non-members add $3). The Puss-In-Boots opens it's doors at 10 am and you get tossed at Midnight.

Dona Aibinn ingen Artain (Navah, to the phonetically challenged, like Location:
Shire of Tri-Os (Fort Pierce, Florida)

Leis or Kilts?

The 25th annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival and Highland Games at Kapi'olani Park in Honolulu, Hawaii featured demonstrations by the local SCA group.