Archive - Sep 2006

September 6th

Judith de Northumbria Elevated to Laurel

Sir Gerhardt von Wuestenburg has announced that Judith de Northumbria was placed on vigil by Their Majesties Michael and Moira of the Kingdom of Drachenwald to contemplate acceptance into the Order of the Laurel.

Hrafnafjordr's Brewing Symposium

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Do you like Arts and Sciences? Do you like making beer? Do you like drinking beer? Do you want to learn how they made beer in different period cultures? Well then get yourself to the Shire of Hrafnafjordr's first annual Brewing Symposium, formerly known as Winter Welcome.

Lord Gunnar will be teaching a hands-on class where you can make period beer, and then drink it later at your leisure. What is period beer? Well, Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Soldotna, Alaska)

Rivenoak Championship Tourney

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Fun, Fighting, Feasting!! Sad and blue because the Great Western War has been cancelled this year?! Then have no fear!! The Rivenoak Championship Tourney is here! Come join in the revelry and excitement as Baron Coronado and Baroness Jehnene seek a new heavy fighting champion and a new rapier fighting champion!

The Rivenoak Championship Tourney will be held at 5 mile in Bidwell Park in Chico on Oct. 7th 2006. The site opens at 10 a.m. and closes Location:
Barony of Riveroak (Chico, California)

Rumble on the River

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The Baronies of Grey Niche and Three Rivers are raising the banner of war once again! Come join the Barony of Grey Niche as we host the invading army of Three Rivers and defend our noble heritage! Both Barons are demanding tribute! Both Barons are refusing to pay! It is time to settle this score once and for all! Fighters and others are invited to bring a small donation of some item that would be useful in putting on the winning group's next event (duct tape, thumb tacks, etc.) for the War booty! The winner takes all! Location:
Barony of Grey Niche (Glen, Mississippi)

"Weekend Warriors" Battle in Largo Park

Members of the Shire of Marcaster (Tampa Bay area) in the Kingdom of Trimaris gathered recently at Largo Central Park to teach modern folk about life in the Middle Ages. Steve Kornacki of the Tampa Tribune was there to cover the story.

September 5th

French Castle Being Built in Medieval Fashion

Welcome to the modern Middle Ages! Researchers and craftsmen are working together to construct an authentic medieval castle in the forests of Burgundy, France. Ten years into the project, Guedelon Castle is about 1/3 completed.

"Image of Irelande" Depicts 16th Century Irish Life

Plates from John Derrick's 1581 book The Image of Irelande are available on the Edinburgh University website. The woodcuts show examples of Irish costume of the time.

St Valentine's Day Massacre Tourney, Feast and Ball

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Honouring the day of St Valentine's. Come one, come all for a day of lounging by the list field watching the Rapier Tournament, seeing who will be chosen as the next Baronial Rapier Champion. And finishing the day with a night of feasting, dancing, and killing people! Come and enjoy the fighting, enjoy the dancing and enjoy the killing of the St Valentine's Day Massacre. Full rules of engagement to be published separately when they are fully decided! Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Hughes Shops, Australia)

Archery Fest

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Archers of AnTir, pray attend! Archery Fest in the Barony of Vulkanfeldt is fast approaching. Once again it is time to choose a new Baronial Protector. Do you know who our current one is? Come shoot the York, Clout, King's Deer, Royal Rounds, wand slot and everyone's favorite Light You are Dead. Fred may even be sporting a new tunic after last year's messy conclusion. There will also be a new A&S contest for the prettiest arrow to be judged by the members of the O.G.G.S. Archery Fest will be back at its traditional site once again this year at Fulbright Park in Union Gap. So grab your bow and arrows and come out ready to shoot! Location:
Barony of Vulkanfeldt (Yakima, Washington)

Rendezvous at the Bridge XVII

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Rendezvous at the Bridge XVII September 22-24 at Lincoln State Park in Lincoln City, Indiana

Featuring:

  • Armored combat: Friday torchlight tourney-pending (contact Event Stewards if you want to attend); Saturday: William Marshal Style prize tourney and melees
  • Fencing: Authorizations and prize tourney.
  • Classes: Friday Night: Dance class & dancing; Saturday: A wide Location:
    Shire of Riviere Constelle (Lincoln City, Indiana)

Agincourt Event

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We invite one and all, young and old to join us for a day of fighting and feasting, arts and sciences, glory and revelry to be remembered! Our event autocrated by the talented Liam MacanTsaoir is themed on the battle of Agincourt that was fought in northern France as part of the Hundred Years' War. The battle was fought on a rainy day, the feast day of Saint Crispin, in 1415 between the English and Welsh army of King Henry V and the French army of King Charles VI. Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Dorseyville, Pennsylvania)

Pennsic A&S Exhibit Photos Online

A small album of photos from the Arts and Sciences Exhibition at Pennsic XXXV are available to view on the Kodak Gallery website.

Fall Equestrium

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If you went to Purgatorio and were thrilled and inspired by the spectacular processions, the jousting, or already interested in horses and want to get more involved, the College of Equestrian Arts has just the event for you!

Fall Equestrium is on Saturday, October 14, in Golden Rivers at the Central Park Arena (Rio Linda, CA). A number of classes will be presented for both mounted and unmounted participants. Basic riding Location:
Golden Rivers (Rio Linda, California)

An Tir Kingdom Bardic Championship

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Their Royal Majesties and the Barony of Dragon's Laire invites one and all to witness the contest to determine the next Kingdom Bardic Champion! Entries shall be judged individually on Saturday and conclude with an audience appeal performance on Saturday evening. Please join us on Sunday to witness the final portion where those with the highest Saturday scores will compete for the Championship and the next Kingdom Bardic Champion shall be declared! Location:
Barony of Dragon's Laire (Bainbridge Island, Washington)

Medieval Documentary on Australian TV

SBS in Australia will broadcast Lost Worlds: Europe in the Middle Ages, a four-part series investigating the Middle Ages and its links to modern life, beginning September 3, 2006.

Straight and Narrow II

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The Outlands premier period combat collegium is returning for AS XLI. This year, by popular demand, we will be bringing back Puck and Mary Curtis to teach Spanish Rapier. On the armored side we are bringing in Roger Siggs who will do a workshop on Intermediate Fiore. If you've attended a few basic Fiore classes and feel you've learned as much as you can from them, you NEED to be here.

Both fighting workshops will be all day long affaires (6 hrs of instruction) so you should come away overstuffed with new knowledge with which to improve your fighting prowess. Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Scotland Hopes to Crack Down on Crime and Violence by Banning Swords

Scottish Justice Minister Cathy Jamieson has announced that the new ban on the sale of knives and swords in the United Kingdom will help stem knife violence in the country. So far, over 12,000 blades have been turned in to authorities.

Rampage on the River

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The Shire of Ironwood Loch would like to welcome all to our Rampage on the River. Along the banks of the Colorado River there is a calling of a challenge, "Can you share your Knowledge? Let your voice be heard." So are you up to the challenge? The test is to entice, tempt and allure within a given time. Thirty minutes is all you'll have for those who seek in what you share. Rampage will prove that wisdom is fun and very inspiring. Location:
Shire of Ironwood Loch (Blythe, CA)

Meridian Grand Tournament

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Meridians rally to your Crown, warriors don harness and helm, hoist your banners, put on your household livery, grab your list tree shield, hold close the honor of your inspiration and attend. At this illustrious event we ask all to display their heraldry, shire banners and wear your Meridian best to cheer these honored combatants in a full day devoted to heavy combat. Children's Activities will be held Location:
Kingdom of Meridies (Rutledge Georgia)

Toys for Tots

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Pray attend all who would relive or revise their childhood!!! Ered Sul presents Toys for Tots.

Upon the date of September 16, in the Year of Our Lord, 2006, beginning at 12 noon until 6pm; we shall gather on the mountain for fun games, fighting, sweets and toys. For entertainment and carousing, the fighting will be interspersed with games of skill and wit, prizes to be awarded to the victor. Feasting will be enhanced by wonderful sweet treats that shall be judged by popular vote and the best shall be rewarded handsomely. Extra points will be given for period authenticity. (Should you desire assistance with researching period recipes, please contact the Autocrat. Feast will be provided by our glorious and woolly Barony.) Just bring feast gear, a dessert to share and your inner child. Location:
Flagstaff, AZ

September 4th

Devonshire Tapestries Get Face Lift

One of only three full sets of surviving Flemish or French tapestries has been taken down from display at the Victoria and Albert Museum for cleaning and restoration.

Gout may have Forced Abducation of Charles V

Medical researchers working with the 500-year-old pinky of Emperor Charles V of Spain report that the mummified finger shows signs of debilitating gout which would have caused great pain. Charles V abdicated in favor of his brother at the age of 56.

Southeastern Medieval Association Conference to Present "Beginnings and Endings"

The SouthEastern Medieval Association will host the 2006 conference at The University of Mississippi October 12-14, 2006. The conference will feature Giles Constable of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, and Roberta Frank of Yale University.

"Heartwarming" Times at Artemisia Event

Karma M. Fitzgerald for the Magic Valley Times News in Wendell, Idaho learned about life in the SCA when she visited “Hearthwarming,” an event at Niagara Springs State Park.

September 3rd

SCA on-line encyclopedia boasts 3,593 articles

Cunnan, a Wiki-style encyclopedia, now has almost 3600 articles available and more are added daily. First put on-line in 2003, Cunnan offers "information for re-enactors of the Middle Ages and Renaissance with a heavy slant towards members of the SCA."

Saxon Belt On Display For First Time

A rare, copper alloy Saxon belt buckle, dated to between 600 CE and 720 CE has gone on display for the first time.

Today in the Middle Ages: September 3, 1189

Richard I of England, called the Lion Heart, was crowned king in Westminster on September 3, 1189. The crusading king never learned to speak English and spent all but six months of his reign abroad.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for August 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates for Stefan's Florilegium for August 2006.

September 2nd

Gleann Abhann Crown Combatants Announced

Their Majesties of Gleann Abhann have announced the participants and their consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

Irish Road Bowling Alive & Well in West Virginia

The rattle of metal on asphalt could be heard recently as the North American Region Championships of Irish Road Bowling came to Turkey Run Road in Buckhannon West Virginia. The ancient sport consists of tossing a metal ball along winding, country roads.