Archive - Sep 2006

September 15th

Search on for Florida's First Settlement

Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano is recognized as the founder of the first European settlement in Florida which was established near Pensacola in 1559. The settlement was destroyed by a hurricane two years later. Now, with the 450th anniversary approaching, archaeologists are searching for the site.

September 14th

Grellan O'Conchobhair made Laurel in Outlands

On September 8, 2006, THL Grellan O'Conchobhair sat vigil before elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

West Kingdom at Pennsic XXIII

Baron Khevron of the West Kingdom has posted a small album of photos of Kingdom attendees at Pennsic 23.

Silver Hammer XXXIII

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The Barony of Thor’s Mountain presents Silver Hammer XXXIII

October 20-22, 2006 ~ Big Ridge State Park, Maynardville, TN

No particular theme this year, just lots of food, fun, and fighting fit for all…

Feast: “The Marriage of Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon” combining sumptuous dishes of 16th century England and Spain. During the feast we will hold our annual contest for the Bard of Silver Hammer. Please prepare an original filk to participate. Planned Activities Include: Tourney of the Silver Hammer (Heavy), Rapier Tourney, with War Practice to follow. There will also be an A&S Competition, Children & Youth Activities, Live Weapons, Games, and Dancing as well as drumming by the fire. Location:
Barony of Thor’s Mountain (Maynardville, Tennessee)

Revel by the Lake

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A friendly reminder that Mistig Waetru will hold its 5th annual Revel by the Lake in the village of Baraga, in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, September 22-24. Come fight, fence, dance, sing, or just relax under the pines and enjoy the glorious fall foliage!

An additional marshal or two would be greatly appreciated, so that our wonderful local marshals can participate in combat activities. Please email me privately if you're interested in helping out. Location:
Shire of Mistig Waetru (Baraga, Michigan)

Triumphe of the Eclipse

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To the atrophying affects of time some may wonder what we mean by Triumphe. The Grand Universities at Oxford have recorded for us the following meanings that we are applying. As the day ends, we ask that you join us for the Triumphe of our Champions and our own and hear the honor and glory of those who have championed us in the past as a new Order comes about. In honor of our current Guardian, who will be the last of the Old Order, Mushir Mahdi, many of the festivities, including the feast will have a Moorish flair to them. Location:
Province of Mooneschadowe (Cleveland, Oklahoma)

2nd Annual Newcomers' Symposium

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The Shire of Lost Forest is proud to present the 2nd Annual Newcomers' Symposium Saturday October 28, 2006 from 9:00am - 8:00pm in Warrensburg, Missouri.

THIS EVENT IS FREE - and so is the FEAST!

Site opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. Setup at 8:00 a.m.

The site is in the Shire of Lost Forest, Warrensburg, MO on Central Missouri State University's Campus in the Lovinger Educational Building on Maguire Street, this is the name that Highway 13 takes as it goes through Warrensburg. Location:
Shire of Lost Forest (Warrensburg, Missouri)

Luck of the Gypsies

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Our event is a celebration of the way of the Romani life. Your goal at this event is to gain as much luck as you can by following the Romani way. Upon your arrival at the event, you will be given a token bag with beads. These beads symbolize good luck, but like all the Romani you must guard your luck carefully. A small group of Romani will be wandering the site. If you commit an act of bad luck, you will be asked to turn over one bead. If you are spotted doing something that will gain you luck, you may be given a bead. So pay attention! Location:
Shire of Deodar (Walker, Iowa)

Posadnik Ianuk's photos from Atenveldt Crown Tournament

Posadnitsa Ianuk, Baroness of Tir Ysgithr (Tucson, AZ), invites all to view her photographs taken at the Fall 2006 Atenveldt Crown Tournament held in the Barony of Ered Sul (Flagstaff, AZ).

Position Available: Society Chirurgeon

The SCA's Board of Directors is currently accepting applications for the position of Society Chirurgeon. This is an unpaid position requiring approximately 5 -15 hours per week.

Medieval Medical Images Library

The University of California at Los Angeles has published an Index of Medieval Medical Images which includes period depictions of medical procedures up until the year 1500.

September 13th

Report of Pyramid Find in Ukraine

An archaeological team working in eastern Ukraine claims to have found pyramids.

Black Rose

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The Shire of Crimson River proudly presents Black Rose this year at the Cumberland Centre in Columbia, TN. Black Rose will feature a series of live weapons competitions (spear, axe, knife throwing, and archery), these scores will then be added to the scores of the heavy combat tournament to determine the over all Champion of the Black Rose.

The live weapons ranges will be open from 10am till 2pm for practice and scoring. The heavy tournament will start Location:
Shire of Crimson River (Columbia, Tennessee)

All Hallows XXVI

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Come celebrate the bounty of the Harvest and the coming of winter at All Hallows XXVI. There will be two A&S events - the Best Headgear for your Persona, be it hat, wimple and veil, or helm; any appropriate head covering. There will also be a display of your most current Work in Progress, so we can all see what wonderful things are being made in Faire Atlantia. PLEASE have your A&S entry in by 1 p.m. We plan to have a Consult table during the day, as well. After Feast there will be our well known Bardic Competition, so practice your song, poem, or story to share! Location:
Shire of Berley Cort (Sedley, Virginia)

Celtic Cattle Raids 4

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Those loathsome Northmen are at it AGAIN. Here we are minding our business, raising our cattle and they come back in the middle of the night and steal our female cattle. I have to say the Bulls are really upset now. No milk, no cheese, no butter and no feminine companionship for our male bovines (if you know what I mean.) Poor MaddieThe evil Northmen have sent us this picture to warn us, poor Maddie. So get up, get up I say oh sons and/or daughters of Eire. We have to protect our land and the honor of our girl cows from the evil, nasty, cruel, unhygienic, bad guys with hairy backs. Fighting for the honor of a good heifer, what could be better in life!?! (Ok, don't even go there) So gird whatever the heck you want to gird but be quick about it, don your Celtic garb, and join with the Canton of Nimenefeld and our bulls in a day of snorting and fighting and help us get back our cowgirls. Location:
Canton of Nimenefeld (Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina)

How to Wrap a Great Kilt

Mystified by the process of wrapping a Scottish great kilt? Tartanweb.com can come to your aid with diagrams and photos to make the process easy.

Autumn Rose Photos

Erilar has posted photos from Northshield's recent Autumn Rose event which took place in the Shire of Rokeclif.

A civilized society

Nolene Triska of the Estacada News reports on her visit to the "Bows and Blades" event held recently in the Kingdom of An Tir.

September 12th

Sven & Signy New An Tir Prince & Princess

Duke Sven, fighting for Signy, beat Squire Viktor to become the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of An Tir during the recent Crown Tourney.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for September 2006

THL Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for September 2006.

Harvest Court

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On Oct. 31, A.S. XX, the branch called Sentinels’ Keep was founded, in the Region of Artemisia. Since then we have grown, from incipient Shire to Barony. Many of our founding folk have wandered away, but many more have come to take their places. Now Sentinels’ Keep invites her many friends from near and far to help us celebrate 20 years of our existence, on October 21. (This year we’re half as old as the Society!) Location:
Barony of Sentinels' Keep (Arlee, Montana)

Odyssey Written by a Woman?

Bearded statues aside, one scholar now believes that the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey were probably written by a woman.

Boar's Head

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Come one and all to Caer Anterth's annual Feast of Boar's Head. This year, we are honoring the area's rich Teutonic heritage with a Kristkindlmarkt, a German Christmas Market, and a German feast. Come enjoy excellent shopping opportunities, wonderful classes, children's activities, A&S displays, and armored, rapier, and youth combat; as well as a chance to see friends, old and new, at this joyous season. Location:
Barony of Caer Anterth (West Bend, Wisconsin)

Oktoberfest/Toys for Tots Tourney

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The Barony of Wealdsmere would like to welcome you to our annual Oktoberfest/Toys for Tots Tourney. We will have good food, good fighting, and good dancing! This year, Wealdsmere’s Oktoberfest/Toys for Tots Tourney will be held at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds in Davenport, Washington.

The site will open at 9:00 AM. Fighting offered will be heavy combat tournament style and rapier. Weather permitting there will also be archery. Location:
Barony of Wealdsmere (Davenport, Washington)

Atlantia's Fall 2006 Coronation Photos Online

Lidia de Ragusa has posted an album of photos taken at the recent Fall Coronation in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

September 11th

Two Elevated in Northshield

The Kingdom of Northshield recently saw two of its residents, Hrodir Vigageirr Toreson and Faerisa Gwynarden, elevated to the peerage.

Holiday Faire

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The wars are over for the year. It has been a profitable year for all. The fighters are returning home after hard fought battles and they return with bounty. Now is the time to celebrate with festivities. Come one, come all to the Barony of Stierbach Holiday Faire where shopping is the main activity of the day. There will be merchants aplenty. Great time to stock up for Twelfth Night presents.

Location:
Barony of Stierbach (Manassas, Virginia)

Fighters Collegium

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The Shire of Vogelburg is proud to host Fighters Collegium. Fighters, come on out and bring your armor. Classes will also be held throughout the day. And for the non-fighters, you are invited to participate in the first ever Garb War. That's right, combat sewing! The challenge is to produce a completed garment between Friday night on site and Saturday evening at Feast where there will be a Fashion Show where the garments will be modeled and judged and a Champion Chosen! Location:
Shire of Vogelburg (Pineville, Louisiana)

Yuletide University VI

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Come to our feast of classes on all subjects artistic and scientific that we can muster. Although we hope to provide a wide range of classes we also have a ‘costume’ theme this year for our main stream of classes. Teachers are greatly welcomed to share their knowledge with the populace here.

If you are daunted by entering the Kingdom A&S Competition never fear the Glen Rathlin A&S Competition uses the same marking system but with a little less pressure on entries, you can only enter one item in one category if you wish to. Rules are available on the glen Rathlin webpage. Location:
Shire of Glen Rathin (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Canterbury Faire

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Come join us for feasting, fun and frolics at Canterbury Faire, hosted by the Barony of Southron Gaard. No mud, no dust, no venymous fauna!

Comfortable bunkrooms, hot showers, shady tent sites, optional meal plan, real toilets, and more enjoyable medieval pastimes than you can shake a stick at. Canterbury Faire 2007: February 1-6 inclusive, 2007

Waipara, 45 minutes north of Christchurch, New Zealand Location:
Barony of Southron Gaard (Waipara, New Zealand)