Archive - 2006

March 7th

Bringing Cornish Castles to Life on World Wide Web

Students from three Cornish schools today supported the Royal Cornwall Museum's (in partnership with English Heritage) new initiative to develop an exciting interactive learning experience today in Truro.

Ages of War

The Shire of Silfren Mere (in the Kindom of Northshield) and the Shire of Heraldshill are sponsoring a weekend of War. And no better weekend than Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29)! I'm sure many of you will be wanting to get some "practice" camping in before Lilies, or just jonesing for more after Gulf Wars...so what a more perfect opportunity than to join our Northern brethern in a weekend of inter-Kingdom fun.

Looking at the Face of the Bard

New research may prove that a death mask found in Darmstadt, Germany in 1842 may actually be that of William Shakespeare.

Calontir Heraldic Scribal & Dance Symposium

The College of Bellewode is proud to announce the upcoming Calontir Heraldic Scribal and Dance Symposium. Once again held on the campus of Truman State University, in Kirksville, MO. The Symposium will be held in Barnett Hall this year.

Vandals Hit 15th Century Baptistry

Vandals (modern-day) attacked the 15th century baptistry at Madron over the past weekend, causing damage to the structure of the ancient building just four months after major restoration began.

Photos from Hertzkreig Online

Lachlan reports that an album of photos from the recent Hertzkreig event in Svaty Sebesta have been posted to the Unofficial Northshield Photo Gallery.

March 6th

Germanic Weapons Found in Czech Town

A treasure trove of Germanic weapons dating to the 2nd century C.E. have been discovered near the Bohemian town of Chomutov. The 22 rusty iron shield handles and sword tips were discovered by a hiker who found them "uncovered in a quiet grove."

Bela and Claudia New Outlands Heirs

Her Excellency, Mistress Nadrah of the Kingdom of the Outlands reports that Count Sir Bela Kos defeated Count Sir Hakon af Jorvik in the finals of the Spring 2006 Crown Tourney.

"It Takes a Medieval Village..."

In an article for Vision Magazine, Leanne Tibiatowski looks at the concept of "the village" through the lens of the SCA.

Sterling Renaissance Festival to Hold Auditions

David Salley reports that the Sterling Renaissance Festival (near Syracuse, New York), will be holding auditions throughout the next month for its interactive improvisational troupe, "The Bless the Mark Players."

Forest Maiden's Favour II

We had such a good time in February last year, we decided to do it again - but this time in May.

Wealdsmere’s Champions Tourney & Newcomers Allthing

Come one come all to the Barony of Wealdsmere’s annual Champion’s Tournament and Newcomer’s encampment. We will be determining All of Wealdsmere’s Champions.

Sapphire Joust VII:Atlantian 25th Birthday

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Come celebration the 25th Anniversary of the Fairest of Kingdoms, Atlantia, at Sapphire Joust. Tourneys, competitions, historical displays, revels and fellowship await you! Atlantia gathers as in days of old, with tents and pavilions spread so that old friendships may be renewed and new ones forged.

Sapphire Joust VII
Atlantian 25th Birthday
May 26-29 2006
Tom Scott Park- Amelia, VA Location:
Barony of Caer Mear (Amelia, Virginia)

Forward into the Past

Since 1990, the Kitchener-Waterloo branch (Bryniau Tywynnog) of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) has presented a day of classes exemplifying the best of the Middle Ages.

Mayfaire IX

The Shire of Cúil Choluim (Columbus, IN) invites you to the first annual Mayfaire Artisans Row. Mayfaire IX is May 5th - 7th, 2006, at the Johnson County Park. The site is large with sufficient room for artisans to camp with their booth if desired.

Principality of Caid Tournament

Today's SCA meets Yesterday's SCA! The Barony of Altavia welcomes all to hearken back to when Caid was a Principality: when a tree was a pavilion, when carpet armor was legal and helmets were Freon cans; when T-tunics and jeans were major costumes and hippy clothes were the height of SCA fashion; when Caidan thrones were cloth-covered fold-up aluminum chairs!

Count Sir Cosmo Craven Victorious in Atenveldt Crown List

Approximately 35 combatants took the field on March 4 in the Atenveldt Crown Tournament, held in the Shire of Burning Sands (Yuma, AZ). His Excellency, Count Sir Cosmo Craven the Elder has triumphed, to become the next Crown Prince of Atenveldt. His Excellency was inspired by his consort, Lady Mary Rose of Burgundy.

March 5th

New Light on Prasutagus, Husband of Boudica

New research shows that Prasutagus, husband of the warrior queen Boudica, may have been more powerful than previously believed.

Roman Numerals: For SCAdians - and Football Fans!

The subject of Roman numberals seems to crop up every year: in January for football fans and in May for members of the SCA. This year the Olympic Games complicate an already mystifying system.

Aztec Mural Documents Spanish Conquest

A recently unearthed Aztec mural, painted shortly after the Spanish conquest, combines Aztec mythology with Christian symbols including a large black and white cross.

March 4th

Tudor Bananas

Are bananas period? Apparently so, according to the recent discovery of a 500-year-old banana skin in London. The development shatters previously-held beliefs that the banana first came to Britain in 1633.

New Atlantian Born

Lady Astrid has announced the birth of Eleanor Ivy Ward, born March 1, 2006 in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Tacky Garb at River Revel

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, shares memories and photos from the 2006 River Revel event held recently in the Shire of Stromfels.

March 3rd

Design your Own Tartan

The Interactive Tartan Weaver, located in Conrie, Perthshire, Scotland, has a website which allows visitors to design and produce images of their own tartans.

Kissing Auction Brings Smiles to Faces and Money to Chirurgeons!

Brigit Thornwielder, Abbess of the Sisters of the Yellow Veil, has announced that the recent Kissing Auction at Estrella War XXII was a great success, but for the Chirurgeons and for the recipients of the kisses.

Fortuna's Champion

Join us in the Shire of Isengau for "Fortuna's Champion" from 07. - 09.04.2006. The whole weekend is dedicated to medieval, competitive gaming. The competition starts on Saturday at 10 am and ends at 6 pm. Afterwards we will have feast with the presentation ceremony for the Champion of Fortuna. The gambling hall stays open until the last man standing. The event starts Friday at 6 pm and ends Sunday after breakfast at noon. There will be a tavern.

Kill the Pirates - They're Back!

Those Pesky pirates have returned (how dare they!). As Privateers for the Crown, the Gardian is calling on Innilgard's archers for hire! We will pay Aztec Gold for those who help us defend Innigard's waters. Once 'boarded', we will be hiring Lights to send them packing! We urge the populace to view the spectacle from the 'beaches'. Bring a picnic lunch.

Better War Through Archery

So you say you are not going to Gulf Wars but you still want to do some archery in March. Oh NO!!! What ever will you do.. Well I will tell you what you can do, head to Sternfeld (Indianapolis IN) and join us for a full (and I do mean FULL) day of archery, archery and more archery.

Emmaus Fair & Artisan Exhibition

Once again, Eisental invites artisans to join us for an arts & sciences exhibition. Bring your A&S projects to display and discuss your work with others! (To reserve exhibition space please contact the autocrat, Jadwiga Zajaczkowa jenne.heise@gmail.com

Shire of Esfenn to Simulate Armageddon

Leohtulf of the Silver Hills reports that National Geographic will have a team of videographers to film the Shire of Esfenn's fighter practice in Hayward, California March 5, 2006. The practice will be used as footage for the Battle of Armageddon.