Archive - 2006

March 3rd

Mass Gravesite Discovered Dating to 616 A.D.

A war grave found near Chester, England, has helped to locate the earliest firmly identified battlefield site in England.

March 2nd

Artwork Needed for Pennsic Event Booklet

Mistress Chai'usun, the Pennsic Publications Deputy, is seeking artwork to appear in the Pennsic XXXV event booklet.

Feast of Fools, Venetian Nights

Let the merriment and splendors of a night in Venice during Carnival lure you to the fair Barony of Dragonsspine and the College of Tygre's Keep.

St. Maximus Day Market

Join Their Majesties of Ealdormere for a day of shopping and fighting at the St. Maximus Market.

Moorish Tavern XVI

Greetings all gentles, The Kingdom of Northshield and the Shire of Midewinde are proud to present Moorish Tavern XVI on August 3-6, Bottineau ND.

Baronial Regalia Stolen in Artemisia

On 27, February, 2006 between the hours of 12:00 midnight, the garage and vehicles belonging to Their Excellencies of Loch Salann (Salt Lake City, Utah), Artemisia, were broken into. Several items of regalia were stolen.

PainBank: An SCA-centric podcast

Richard fitzWilliams and Kith the Silent, both from the Midrealm, have inaugurated a podcast series of interest to SCAdians. The PainBank podcasts will feature mostly armoured combat topics initially, but the creators hope to branch out to other topics soon.

More Estrella XXII Photos Online

Baron Wolt of the Kingdom of the West has posted photos from Estrella XXII.

March 1st

Atlantia Northern Regional War Practice

All stalwart warriors ready to brave wind and ice awaken from your winter slumber and join the first Northern Regional War Practice on Sunday, March 12, 2006.

10th Annual Tournament of the White Hart

The Shire of Port Oasis is preparing to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Tournament of the White Hart. Come join us for a weekend of love, honor, and chivalry. The heavy weapons tournament will decide who possesses the honor, chivalry, and skill to become the next Champion of the White Hart. We also offer you a fencing tournament, children's activities, an arts and science competition, and more. Silent Heraldry services will also be available.

SCAdians Show Prowess at the Washington Mall Demo

Shoppers at the Washington Mall in Washington, Pennsylvania were treated to a demonstration of the knightly arts recently when members of the Shire of Kings Crossing displayed their martial skills.

Museums Battle over Medieval Pitcher

A small museum is locked in a battle to keep a medieval jug dating possibly to the 14th century in the UK. Luton Museum Services has a month to raise £750,000 to match the price offered by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Wenlok Jug.

A Good Time Had by All in Midewinde

Despina de la Brasov describes the fun had at the recent Une Fete d'Amour event held in the Shire of Midewinde (Minot, North Dakota) in the Kingdom of Northshield.

February 28th

"UK£100,000 Will Help Us Save Our King"

At more than 800 years old, it is known as the King of Holderness. But St Augustine's Church in the heart of Hedon is slowly crumbling.

A Scottish Fortress in England

Several castles in Scotland were either built from new — Lochmaben, in Dumfriesshire — or substantially rebuilt and extended — Roxburgh, in the Scottish Borders — by the English during the Wars of Independence of the 14th century. But there is one famous English castle that can claim to be Scottish.

Count Sir Havordh Victorious in Gleann Ahbann's Second Crown Tourney

Gwendolen reports that Count Sir Havordh was the victor of the recent Second Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Ahbann. His Excellency was inspired by his Lady, Countess Mary Grace.

New Road Plans for Stonehenge

The controversy continues. English Heritage is still working on options to remove traffic from the area around Stonehenge, this time with five different options.

February 27th

Baron Hemidal Memorial Tournament

http://www.geocities.com/myrtleholt/hemidal.html

Help us honor our fallen hero, Baron Matthew Hemidal. Site opens Friday, June 2, at 3pm. There will be a heavy tournament on Saturday, armor checks at 10am, fighters bring all of your weapons. There will also be an archery tournament on Saturday. The feast begins Saturday evening around 6pm, and will be followed by music and merriment around the fire.

Tudor Effigies Database

Dr Jane Malcolm-Davies at the Textile Conservation Centre at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, has created a database for costumers using Tudor effigies.

Teachers Needed for the Known World Heraldic & Scribal Symposium 2006

Katryne MacIntosh the Strange, Autocrat for the Known World Heraldic & Scribal Symposium 2006, is seeking teachers for the event which takes place in New Orleans, Louisiana (Kingdom of Gleann Abhann) June 16-18, 2006.

Lord Mayors Market Day

Join the Royal City of Eoforwic and Lord Mayor Thorolfr inn smithr in a traditional day of fighting, fencing, merchanting, and A&S display, classes, children's activities, and the usual Eoforwic silliness.

Back again after much demand is the Armoured combat knife fight tavern brawl.

  • Date: Apr 29, 2006
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Location: Etobicoke Centennial Park Ski Chalet, 256 Centennial Park Road Etobicoke, ON M9C 5N3
  • Fees: $6 members, $10 non-members; Children under 16 $3, babes in arms no charge
  • Feast: $12 per person - Limited to 80 gentles. 80 spaces remaining
  • Make cheques payable to SCA-Eoforwic
  • Site is wet; no BYOB as per LCBO regulations

Event Steward:

In Memoriam: John Brook-Little, Clarenceux King of Arms

John Brooke-Little, Clarenceux King of Arms of England, who did much through his persuasive writings to advance an interest in the subject of heraldry, died on Feb. 13, 2006 at the age of 78.

Photos from Une Fete D'Amour

Faerisa has posted photos from the recent Une Fete D'Amour event which took place in the Kingdom of Northshield.

February 26th

West King Wields Rapier at Estrella

Brigit Thornwielder reports on the deeds of His Majesty Fabian of the Kingdom of the West during the recent Estrella War XXII.

In Memoriam: Lady Muirenn ingen Thigernáin

Lady Muirenn ingen Thigernain (Wendy Rae Kiernan) passed into Valhalla on February 15, 2006 after a long illness.

New Work by Constance Hieatt

SCA members might be interested to know that MRTS is publishing a new work by Constance Hieatt on medieval cookery. Co-authors include two Society members.

February 25th

Murder in France: a Very Cold Case

Cold Case Files could really cover a recent discovery in Plouezoc'h, France, where police spent several years trying to solve the murder of a woman found slain with a hatchet. Turns out, she died in the 15th century.

Cadvarch ap nir Caerleon of Caerthe Offered Knighthood at Estrella

Cadvarch ap nir Caerleon of Caerthe of the Kingdom of the Outlands was offered Knighthood at the recent Estrella War by Their Majesties Hrorek Wolfson and Caoilfhionn inghean Ui Sheanain.

Rapier Combat at Estrella XXII

Niccolo of the Kingdom of Artemisia offers his observations on rapier combat at Estrella XXII.

Why the Crusades Still Matter

Two scholars discuss a historic flashpoint and its relevance today. Antonia Ryan conducted an e-mail exchange with two scholars of the Crusades -- one who writes about Christian perspectives and one who studies the Muslim experience of these medieval wars.