Archive - 2006

December 17th

CelticRadio.net Offers Medieval Discussion Forum

Edward DeWitt of Atlantia reports that CelticRadio.net is offering a "Medieval Gateway" to its Celtic discussion forum.

Historic Ealdormere Photos Online

Eirik Andersen reports that he has posted historic photos from the collection of Mistress TSivia bas Tamara V'Amberview on the Two Ravens website. The photos deal with people and events in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

December 16th

SCA appoints interim Society Chirurgeon

Viscountess Kaellyn macDermott (mka Kim McAuley) has been appointed interim Society Chirurgeon until January, following the resignation of Dame Eleanor Isabeau du Coeur (mka Dr. Beth Hart-Carlock) due to health reasons.

New Citizen in Drachenwald

Racaire reports that Ulrich Oswald Ragnulf was born December 1, 2006 in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Stonehenge Visitor Centre Still Under Debate

Representatives from local government and English Heritage are meeting for a two-week public inquiry on the fate of the proposed visitor centre for Stonehenge. The controversial centre would be built two miles from the monument.

December 15th

Saint Paul's Tomb Found?

Archaeologists in Rome believe that they have discovered the tomb of St. Paul the Apostle. A sarcophagus, which may contain the remains of the saint, was unearthed at the St. Paul Outside the Walls basilica.

Surname Profiler Project

University College London has created an online project to share research on the distribution of surnames throughout Great Britain. The project traces the history of family names as well as their geography.

Shire of Arenals 2006 Shire Championship Slideshow

Domingos reports that a slideshow showing photos of the championship in the Shire of Arenal (Pensacola, Florida) is now available to view online. The group is located in the Kingdom of Meridies.

December 14th

The Fine Art of Mushroom Dyeing

Dorothy M. Beebee shares her research on the history and art of using mushrooms for fabric dyeing.

SCA family sues over banned yearbook photo

The mother of the high school senior whose yearbook banned his photo in SCA armor and sword has sued on her son's behalf. The Rhode Island ACLU is supporting the suit, which seeks to prevent the publication of the yearbook without the picture.

Feast of the Hare Photos Available to View Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the recent Feast of the Hare which took place in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos may be viewed on the Two Ravens website.

December 13th

Every young Viking will want one

Need a gift idea for a young Viking lad or lass? A toy enthusiast has used the Playmobil™ play figures and some ingenuity to create a surprisingly-realistic "Vikingtown" in miniature.

Sword-Wielding Resident Thwarts Home Invader

A victim of home invasion in Memphis, Tennessee defended himself and gave police a solid lead in solving the crime when he lopped off the assailant's finger with a sword.

Gryphon's Lair to Hold Fifth Annual 12th Knight Auction

Sir Daniel has announced that the Barony of Gryphon's Lair in the Kingdom of Artemisia will once again hold a charity auction, this year to benefit the northwest Chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation. The auction will take place January 6, 2007 at the Twelfth Night celebration.

Four Frightened to Death by Fairies in Lamplugh

Life in 17th century England was dangerous, if the death records from the town of Lamplugh can be believed. Causes of death listed ranged from "Sleep coughing" to "Broke his neck robbing a hen roost" to "Frighted to Death by faries." Sarah Getty of the London Metro has the story.

December 12th

Palatine Hill excavation in Rome yields artifacts from deposed Emperor

The Emperor Maxentius was defeated by Constantine I in a battle in the year 321 C.E., but his followers apparently concealed his scepter, ceremonial weapons, and other regalia from Constantine's forces by burying the items. Archaeologists excavating Palatine Hill in Rome have located the cache, which is notable for the condition of the objects.

Prince Charles Shares Royal Recipes

Britain's Prince Charles shares family recipes dating back to the time of Henry VIII in a new cookbook. The Duchy Originals Cookbook will feature such delicacies as "Maids of Honour Tarts," said to have been given to Anne Boleyn by the King.

"Catherine Called Birdy" Teaches About Medieval Life

Paula Laurita, Library Sciences Editor for BellaOnline, has created a website to help librarians and educators teach children learn about the Middle Ages.

December 11th

Tana à l'Esprit Fort Placed on Vigil in Outlands

A vigil in honor of Tana à l'Esprit Fort will be held Saturday December 16, 2006 at al-Barran's Midwinter celebration. Tana is to be offered entry into the Order of the Laurel.

Swedish Christmas Goat - Centuries Old Tradition

Each year for the last 40 years, the centuries-old symbol of Christmas in Sweden, a huge straw goat, has been built in Gavle, Sweden. Only 10 of them have seen the new year; the rest have been torched, run over by cars, knocked over or otherwise destroyed by vandals.

Photos from the Known World Costuming Symposium Online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, shares her memories and photos of the recent Known World Costuming Symposium which was held recently in the Barony of Jararvellir (Madison, Wisconsin).

December 10th

Estrella War to hold Roses Cancer Tourney

Countessa Mariana Vivia de Santiago of the Kingdom of Atenveldt has announced that she will host a Roses Cancer Tournament at Estrella War XXIII. The event will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Instructors Needed for Gulf Wars XVI

Miramah, Collegium Director for Gulf Wars XV1, is seeking A&S instructors for the upcoming War which will take place March 11-18, 2007 in Lumberton, Mississippi.

December 9th

Shire of New Exeter demonstrates rebated steel combat

The Adrian Empire's Shire of New Exeter, in modern-day Jefferson City, Missouri, was the site of a live-steel combat demonstration that attracted the attention of Michelle Brooks, a reporter for the Jefferson City News Tribune.

"From the Hands of Scribes" at the Sackler Gallery

On December 15-17, 2006, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution will present demonstrations by London-based calligrapher Satwinder Sehmi who will discuss "the world of the scribes who created the Bibles on view in the exhibition In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000."

Protectors of Insulae Draconis III

description:
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Hear Ye! May these words be carried across all the lands of Insulae Draconis and Drachenwald. With humility the shire of Glen Rathlin calls all in Insulae Draconis to compete in tourneys of heavy weapons, rapier, archery and arts and sciences, so that the best of us can be selected as the Protectors of Insulae Draconis for the coming year.

Protectors of Insulae Draconis III Location:
Shire of Glen Rathlin (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

Agaragus Anniversary Event

description:
Come and help Agaragus celebrate another birthday, we may even tell you how old they are.

20th January
Campbelltown Youth Centre
40 Broughton st, Campbelltown, NSW
(short walk from the train station)

Site and hall open at 10am,
Armour inspection 10.00am for a 10.30 start to avoid the heat Rapier tourney to follow fighting will occure in the shaded area out the back

Location:
Shire of Agaragus (Campbelltown, New South Wales)

The Rede of Sarnac

Master Aaron Faheud Swiftrunner of the Stone Keep has written this touching tribute to Count Sir Sarnac, who passed away earlier this week in Ealdormere.

Fool's Twelfth Night

description:
Kingdom Twelfth Night and Yule are over and now you can put all seriousness aside and join us for the silliness of a "reverse court" and the wonders of a "backwards feast". Foolishness you say? But of course, welcome to Fool's Twelfth Night!

Fun and merriment abound at our foolish festivities. Enter into a realm where the garb is motley (painfully so), the games and gambling are for fun and prizes, the most foolish soul sits the throne and dessert, of course, is Location:
Canton of Crois Brigte (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

Sterlynge Schola

description:
Let the Word go forth from the Industrious (and Insane) Shire of Sterlynge Vayle that once again we will be hosting a Sterlynge Schola at Trinity Memorial Church, 44 Main Street in the Mundane City of Binghamton, NY.

Unlike past Scholas, this one will be in the Dead Time of late January--Specifically January 27, 2007 CE.

The Gate will open at 9:00 AM and the site will close at 6:00 PM. Anyone found wandering the Halls and Corridors will be enthralled by Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Binghamton, New York)