Archive - 2006

December 2nd

Estate of Retired Librarian Includes Lost Fra Angelicos

Several paintings of saints created by 15th century monk and artist Fra Angelico have been discovered in England and are scheduled to be auctioned. The sale is expected to bring nearly US$2 million.

Viking Longhouse to be Constructed in North Dorset

Researchers in North Dorset, England have contracted to build a replica of a Viking longhouse. The building will be part of a living history museum.

Odescalchi Castle has Rich History

Odescalchi Castle, the site of the November 18, 2006 nuptials of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, is a 15th century residence with a great deal of history including the family of Pope Innocent XI and a murderous noblewoman.

December 1st

Peers Created/Offered in Atenveldt

At Southern Crusades, in the Kingdom of Atenveldt, TRMs Phelan II & Elzbieta II elevated Carhoo of the Barony of Atenveldt to the position of Knight of the Society.

Royal University of the Midrealm (RUM) cancelled due to weather

Due to severe winter weather, dangerous roads, and a power outage, the fall session of the Royal University of the Midrealm (RUM) has been cancelled.

Charlemagne Story Filming in Europe

Love and Virtue, a film about Charlemagne based on The Song of Roland and Orlando Innamorato, will feature an all-star cast including John Malkovich, Peter O'Toole, Stephen Dillane and Darryl Hannah.

November 30th

Twelfth Night: A Day of Gifting

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From ancient times, midwinter is the season of giving and receiving gifts. Come Bearing Gifts! Help us Celebrate! Gifts are the things that we share. Gifts come in all shapes and sizes, some wrap-able, some not. Celebrate your gifts in the SCA -- what do you have to do, to teach, to donate? And in return, enjoy the bounty that the SCA has to offer to you.

We have several gift exchanges planned; come prepared to offer an item or a service for the day (No gifts over $12.00 please). Or bring canned goods for a food drive to give to our greater community. Location:
Tree Girt Sea (Chicago, Illinois)

Candlemas XX

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The Shire of Dragonsmark presents… Candlemas XX Saturday, February 24th, 2007, from 9:00am to 11:00pm

NEW SITES!! NEW SITES!! NEW SITES!!

All day activities will take place at the Lexington Civic Center.

THIS SITE IS 3X THE SIZE OF THE OLD SITE!!

The Feast will be held at Central Christian Church. (about 1 mile away)

"THE CANDY CRUDADER" will challenge the children of the Middle Kingdom to a great melee halfway through the tourney and will take all challengers under 10 years old!! None will defeat him and take his tasty treats!!! Location:
Shire of Dragonsmark (Lexington, Kentucky)

War College and Ruga Mini Winter Session

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On Feb. 23-25, 2007 IronOx will be holding Fighter's Collegium - War College and Ruga Mini Winter Session at Camp Henry Jacobs in Utica, MS.

Please join us at this wonderful new site for fighting and fun. This site includes many open fields, enclosed gym, meeting rooms, classrooms, craft center, mirrored dance room, and amphitheater. The feast hall can seat 400 but feast will be cutoff with the Location:
Shire of IronOx (Utica, Mississippi)

Twelfth Night: Shakespeares Mid-Winter Dream

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Expect a day of everything Shakespeare and winter! We will have fighting, children's activities, snowshoe boffer, dancing, fellowship and other winter time fun.

January 13, 2007
Camp Lakamaga
12303 Lakamaga TR N
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
http://www.girlscoutscv.org/for_girls/camp/camp_lak.htm
Gates open at 9 am, close at 11 pm Location:
Barony of Nordskogen (St Croix, Minnesota)

Photos from Caid Coronation Online

Broichan has posted photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Caid including "2 Laurelings, 1 fresh Pelican, 2 new Court Barons, waning Crowns, waxing crowns, garb to die for, and on and on and on..."

Scientists at last understand ancient calculating device

After many years of study, scientists at last can fathom the works of a calculating device from ancient Greece, which some researchers consider more valuable than the Mona Lisa due to its unique historical value.

November 29th

Children's Play Castle for Christmas?

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for that little prince or princess? How about a personal "play castle?"

Road Workers Discover Tran Dynasty Altar

Construction workers in Hanoi, Vietnam have discovered what is believed to be an ancient altar from the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400) as well as glassware dating to the same period.

Burglary at the SCA Corporate offices

During the recent holiday weekend, the SCA corporate office in Milpitas, California, was burglarized. Aaron Swiftrunner, Society Seneschal (mka George Reed, Vice President of Operations) has released a detailed report on the incident.

Outlands Fall 2006 Coronation Photos

Arwen Southernwood reports that photos taken at the recent Fall 2006 Coronation in the Kingdom of the Outlands are now available to view online.

November 28th

West Virginia family finds SCA fun together

In Barboursville, West Virginia, the archery interest of one child led the entire family to discover the SCA, and now they're thoroughly hooked! The Herald-Dispatch sent reporter Rachel Gensler, who did a nice feature story on the family and the Tavern at Kingdom's Edge event in AEthelmearc.

Web preview created for Caidan fundraising calendar

A web site has been created for the highly-successful "Benedictions: A Caidan Calendar of Chivalry and Sainthood". The calendar's sales are a fundraiser to benefit Caid's kingdom coffers, which suffered substantial losses due to the cancellation of this year's Great Western War.

Ides of Yule Winter Ball

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Winter comes fast upon us, and to open the festivities, Bright Hills invites you to our first Yule Ball, to be celebrated Dec 9, 2006 in Towson, Maryland.

The event flyer may be found here:

http://www.brighthills.net/events/Ides2006.htm Location:
Barony of Bright Hills (Towson MD)`

Darter's Pennsic 35 Photos Online

Darter the Chronicler (Ron Lutz II) has posted his photo galleries from Pennsic 35 (2006). Darter is the photographer who produced the wonderful 2006-2007 Pennsic War calendar.

Jewish History Becomes High Priority in Spain

Over five centuries after expelling the Jews from their country, the Spanish have developed an interest in Judaica, especially through archaeology or the restoration of period documents.

November 27th

Photos from Le Pas D'Armes de L'Arbre D'Or

Baroness Adriana la Bretonne of the Kingdom of Atlantia reports that photos from Le Pas D'Armes de L'Arbre D'Or are now available to view online.

Regional Dance Practice

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Angels Keep is pleased to be able to host the next regional dance practice on Sunday, December 3, 2006 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 607 North Seward Avenue, Auburn NY 13021, in the upstairs meeting room from 1-5pm.

How to find us:
From Syracuse, take Rte 5 into Auburn. Make a left onto North Seward Ave (by the Taco Bell). The UU is a small red building on your right, just over the crest of the hill. Location:
Canton of Angels Keep (Auburn, New York)

Yule Revel & Arts & Science Championship

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We send good tidings! This missive to invite all to join us for our annual Yule Revel and Arts and Science Championship on December 2 2006.

We will be having the Shires Arts and Science Championship and is open to all. Our Arts and Science Minister Marco dei Caprioli will be running the championship again this year along with his new Deputy, Lady Cassandra. . If you have any question you can contact him at marcocaprioli@yahoo.com. Kingdom Rules apply. Winner of the competition will wear the Shire Arts and Science Cape for the up and coming year. The will also be as beginner category for people who have never entered an A&S competition, this is a place for the beginner to get their feet wet in A&S competition. Location:
Shire of Stan Wyrm (Great Falls, Montana)

Sir Edward the Red to Become Pelican

At the recent Day of the Troubadours in the Kingdom of Ealdormere, Sir Edward the Red was asked to enter the Order of the Pelican.

Meridian Army Northern Cohort War Practice

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Come one come all to MERIDIAN ARMY NORTHERN COHORT WAR PRACTICE Saturday December 2nd Sponsored by MERIDIAN NORTHERN COHORT 1st CENTURY and The Shire of Easaraigh.

From 9 am to 5pm. To be held at Cane Creek Park in Cookeville, TN.

There will be a FUNDRAISER LUNCH served by the Shire of Easaraigh.

DIRECTIONS: The park is almost exactly 3 miles from I-40 at Exit #286. http://www.cookeville-tn.org/ls/canecreek.htm Location:
Shire of Easaraigh (Cookeville, Tennessee)

Winter Festival of Lights

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Once again the Shire of Windkeep will be holding a winter fun and feast. Please come and join us on the 2nd of December from 12 noon to 10:30 pm as we celebrate the coming of another wonderful yule season. We will holding a cribbage tourney that will run throughout the day with a handmade cribbage set (made by His Grace Olaf) as the prize. We will also be holding the second annual Chivalry card game tournament. As if this weren't enough, we will cap off the evening with a feast prepared by Mistress Location:
Shire of Windkeep (Cheyenne, Wyoming)

Julklapp Toys for Tots

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The Shire of Gleann Medonach would like to invite you once again to Julklapp! There will be much to do. Lord Lance with be hosting the Defender Tourney for heavies. Lady Michaela will be hosting the Defender for lights. Mistress Bennet will be hosting the Defender for Arts and Sciences. Baron Ben will be planning archery activities as well. A prize will be given for each as well as for the best Viking outfit. There will be an afternoon children’s activity and court dancing in the evening. Needless to say there will be something for everyone!! Location:
Shire of Gleann Medonach (Roswell, New Mexico)

5th Annual Day at the Medieval Faire Demo

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The Shire of Kings Crossing is proud to announce that it will be having its 5th Annual Day at the Faire Demo, which will be held from 11:00 until 5:00 on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at the Washington Mall in Washington, PA.

You may have heard about our previous demos, and this one should prove to be even larger than in the past, since we will have more space to hold this demo (almost the whole mall). We will be Location:
Shire of Kings Crossing (Washington, Pennsylvania)

Solstice Court and Baronial Investiture

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Greetings to all throughout the glorious lands of Artemisia. It is the pleasure of the Barony of Loch Salann to invite you to join us as we celebrate the winter and partake of many fine delights related to wintertime, including entertainment, fine food, and good companionship. We will also be welcoming a new Baron and Baroness who will be invested that very day. The opening court and investiture are scheduled to commence at 11:30 am - please see below for a more detailed schedule. Location:
Barony of Loch Salann (Salt Lake City, Utah)