Archive - 2006

February 24th

Medieval Latin Tutorial

The National Archives of the United Kingdom has published Latin 1086 – 1733: a practical online tutorial for beginners, a website devoted to helping beginners handle the medieval Latin used in manuscripts.

Tourney of Love and Beauty Photos Online

Lord Connor Sinclair de Winterfell has posted photos from the recent Tourney of Love and Beauty which took place in the Kingdom of Atlantia on Barony of Ponte Alto February 18, 2006,

Rapier Gear Stolen in Michigan

Zygmunt Nadratowski reports that his rapier gear was stolen recently from his home in Michigan.

February 23rd

Royal Cloaks Missing

Their Graces Edouard and Genevieve of the Kingdom of Ealdormere report the sad news that coronation cloaks from their first and second coronations were stolen from their car in downtown Toronto recently.

Pennsic University Teacher Registration Online

Lady Despina, Registrar for the Pennsic university, has announced that teacher sign-up for Pennsic XXXV is now available on the Pennsic website.

Crown List of Gleann Abhann Announced

Their Majesties Radu and Broinnfinn of the Kingdom of Gleann Ahbann have announced the list of competitors and consorts for Their upcoming Winter Crown Tourney.

Forensic research reveals gladiators fought by the rules

Despite the Roman arena's well-deserved reputation for gladiatorial brutality, forensic examination of the remains of several dozen gladiators found in Turkey reveals that their combat was fought with well-defined rules of engagement.

February 22nd

Request for Commentary on Corporate Policies

Linda Moore, President, SCA Inc., is seeking comments from the SCA membership regarding Land Use Policy, Family Memberships, and clarifications in the Governing Documents.

Green Dragon Tavern Seeks Musicians for Gulf Wars

Marion, Leoncina da Susa, Proprietess and Entertainment Coordinator for Gulf Wars' Green Dragon Tavern, is seeking musicians to play at Gulf Wars 15.

Moose Olympics

Come one, come all to the Moose Olympics! The populace of the Barony of Highland Foorde will be hosting the first ever Moose Olympics and invites all of you to attend.

Clancy Day

Visit 16th Century Japan in all its glory with the Shire of Starleaf Gate!

An Tir to host Known World Chirurgeon Symposium

Lady Sophia, Known World Chirurgeon Symposium Coordinator, has announced that this event will be held May 6 and 7 as part of the 40 Year Celebration event.

Heraldic Tourney

Could everyone please note the change of venue for the Heraldic Tourney being help on 12 March AS XXXXX in Abertridwr within the borders of Aneala.

AEthelmearc Spring 2006 Crown Tournament

The Shire of Misty Highlands proudly invites the populace of AEthelmearc to the Spring Crown Tournament on May 13, 2006 at Mason Dixon Park (61 Buckeye Road, Core, WV 26529).

Winter Wolf

Come join The College of Blaiddwyn on March 18th, with chasing away the last of the winter blues by having a fun filled day of A&S classes, with tournaments in heavy and light weapons to determine the next Winter Wolf Champions. There will be a pot luck lunch, this would be a good opportunity to try that new food idea, so please bring a side dish to share. All donations will be welcome.

Rencester's Celebration of Spring

A caravan has arrived from the far reaches of the Known World, come and see the treasures that it brings. The College of Rencester, in the Barony of Tir-y-Don, would like to open its doors and invite all such travelers and curiosity seekers to celebrate spring in her fair halls. For your leisure: A tourney of rapier and a tourney of armoured combat. A&S competition in items relating to the Silk Road, on-site poetry contest, and travel-inspired story or song. A light lunch, free with site fee, and a feast of dishes from inspired by the Silk Road. Dancing Arts & Sciences Activities: A&S competition in items relating to the Silk Road, on-site poetry contest, and travel-inspired story or song.

Northern Wolf Tournament

The Shire of Wolfscairn invites one and all to the Northern Wolf Tournament. In beautiful Sonoma County at Finley Park (where the Duchess' War was held last year). It will be this Sunday, February 26, 2006. Armour inspection starts at 11:00 and the tourney will start at noon.

Gathering of the Chieftains

The Barony of Three Rivers invites you to attend our annual... Gathering of the Chieftains A.S. XL

Cleftlands Standard Bearers' Tournament

Please join us for the Cleftlands Baronial championship tournaments - a day of Heavy Weapons Combat, Rapier Combat, Youth Combat, Archery, Merchants, and an Arts and Sciences Solar. Lunch will be available on-site. The site is handicapped accessible, with showers. Hotels are available nearby. The site is absolutely dry.

Estrella War XXII Photos Online

Combat Chris returned from Estrella and immediately posted photos from the War.

February 21st

Arizona Renaissance Festival Works Magic on Visitors

Current and former SCA members join forces with Ren Faire actors to entertain the public at the Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace which runs weekends through April 2, 2006 in Tuscon.

Lawrence & Katherine First Baron & Baroness of Iron Bog

Lady Dorathia Mychell, Seneschal of the Barony of Iron Bog, has announced that Master Lawrence Thornguard and Mistress Katherine Barr of Cumberland have been chosen as the first Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Iron Bog.

Painted Anglo-Saxon Angel Sculpture Found

An almost complete (though broken) Anglo-Saxon sculpture of an angel has been found under Lichfield Cathedral.

February 20th

Remains of Joan of Arc to be Tested

A team of French scientists hopes that a series of tests will determine if remains discovered near Garches, France are those of 15th century heroine Joan of Arc.

February 19th

Neolithic Dairy Farming

The discovery of cheese and yogurt in 8,000-year-old pots proves to researchers that neolithic Europeans practiced dairy farming. The pots were found during separate studies in Romania, Hungary and Switzerland.

Crossing the Tiber: the Bridges of Rome

The famous bridges of Rome were more than a way to cross a river, they were a way to control a population. This short essay looks at the city's bridges and their importance to Roman life.

Instructors Sought for the Middle Kingdom Academy of Defence

Lady Kyrstyan Makfall, Martial Class Co-Ordinator for the 2006 Middle Kingdom Academy of Defence, is seeking teachers for the event which will take place Labor Day Weekend in Lakemoor, Illinois.

February 18th

Mongolian Traditions Featured in Washington D.C.

The Explorers' Hall of the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. will celebrate 800 years of Mongolian statehood with an exhibit highlighting the country's cultural renaissance. The exhibit will run February 10 - May 14, 2006.

Find Your Inner Dragon

Not just for Midrealmers anymore! Dragonhame.com has produced a quiz to let you find your inner dragon!

New Atlantian Born

Sorcha de Glys has announced the birth of the Kingdom of Atlantia's newest subject: Thomas Duane Maxson, born February 14, 2006.