Archive - 2006

February 17th

Chivalry in a Modern World

Is chivalry dead? CBS News reporter Steve Hartman thought it might be, so he sought out John Bridges, author of the book How to be a Gentleman.

Barony of Windmaster's Hill mourns the loss of Lady Geva de Liles

Lady Geva de Liles (Ginger Liles) of the Canton of Buckston-On-Eno in the Barony of Windmasters' Hill died peacefully Tuesday, Feburary 14, 2006 after a struggle with cancer. A service will be held on Sunday February 19 at at the St Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, 15th and Market in Wilmington, NC.

Meridies Northern Regional Fighter Practice

Time to get off of your heinies and knock the rust off of your melee skills before the War gets started! So get your heinies up to Easaraigh, and bring the family. We'll have A&S classses - schedule TBA, and please email me with any class requests to make your eventing with us worthwhile; we'll see what we can arrange - kids' activities, with a nice playground immediately available, and an open-air pavilion. Easaraigh is providing lunch with the low, low event price of $10 for adult members (5 and under free, 6-12 half-price, add $3 for non-member).

Flake Off Photos Online

Her Excellency Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from the recent Flake Off event.

February 16th

Seventh Tournament of the Golden Lily

Be it known that upon the twenty-fourth, twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth days of February Anno Societatus XL the Shire of Beau Fort will hold the Seventh Tournament of the Golden Lily. This grand event will be held upon the much enjoyed lands of the Indian Springs State Park Group Camp in Flovilla, Georgia.

9th Annual Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense

The Shire of Ravenslake and The Beaver Academy of Defense proudly present The 9th Annual Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense September 2006: Labor Day Weekend.

A Day in the Middle East

On February 25, 2006 the Barony of Dun Carraig is hosting "A Day in the Middle East", a very special indoor event that will include all kinds of fun for everyone. There will be food, dancing, drumming, classes, food...oh, and did I mention, food?

Spring Ithra in Shittimwoode

Greetings Ithra fans from Helene de Navarre, Chancellor of Ithra, Borderlands Campus-- I am pleased to *finally* announce that the Spring Ithra in Shittimwoode, March 11-12 is ready for registration!

Roman Cohort in Tennessee

Chris Koogle of the Knoxville, Tennessee Daily Beacon spent a day learning about the Roman First Cohort with Robert Wear, a Roman re-enactor who has been studying the Romans since high school.

Defending the Gate V

The Canton of Sudentorre presents "Defending the Gate V." In order to celebrate the alliances that strengthen us all, all competitions will be for teams, not individuals.

South Oaken Regional Arts & Sciences Faire

Please, come down and join us for a day full of revelry, arts and sciences, music and fun!

Sacred Stone Novice Baronial Investiture/Novice Tourney

Come one and all to celebrate the Investiture of the new Coronets of the Barony of the Sacred Stone! What better way to celebrate than by hosting a Novice Tourney? We welcome all new comers and all long time players to come test their skills, show their prowess and to have a wonderful time with us as we celebrate. There will be fighting, competitions and classes for all levels of skill. So please join us!

Challenge of the Heart

The Barony of Dun Carraig invites the gentle folk of the Knowne World to a Grand Tourney to be held in the style and fashion of Northern Europe in the late 14th Century. Come and join us in a celebration of great feats of arms, of colorful heraldry, of delights of the senses and of the palate. Please make a place on your personal calendar to come to Dun Carraig in April. We promise an exhibition of feats of arms for which the Kingdom of Atlantia is so well know.

Gold Ring Provides Link Between British and New World

A gold ring, discovered by in 1998 by archaeologist David S. Phelps, may provide evidence of the contact between British explorers and Native Americans in the late 16th century.

Midrealm Event to Feature Youth Craftsmen's Faire

On May 27, 2006, at the Middle Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition in the Barony of Flaming Gryphon, a Youth Craftsmen's Faire will be held. The Faire is designed to showcase the talents of the youth of the Kingdom.

February 15th

Renaissance Allegories on Display at the Frick

A pair of allegorical paintings by Renaissance artist Paolo Veronese will be the centerpiece of Veronese's Allegories: Virtue, Love and Exploration in Renaissance Venice, a small exhibit at the Frick Gallery in New York City beginning April 11, 2006.

New Atlantian Pelican joins the flock

Their Royal Majesties of Atlantia, Janos & Rachel, elevated Lady Ysolt la Bretonne to the Order of the Pelican at the 31st Tourney of YMIR held in the Barony of Windmasters' Hill.

Call for Silent Heralds and Signers for Pennsic 35

Lady Sara de Lindley, Aethelmearc Chief Silent Herald, is calling for signers to volunteer for the Silent Heralds program for Pennsic XXXV.

Brigid's Feast 2006 Photos Online

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February 14th

Aberdeen Kirk May Hide 12th Century Foundations

Researchers from around the world are teaming up to explore what lies beneath Aberdeen, Scotland's famous Mither Kirk. In a six-month excavation undertaken to shore up the church's foundations, they hope to learn more about its medieval history.

Atlanta Pipe Band to Hold Concert

Bagpipe enthusiasts in the Atlanta, Georgia area will want to mark their calendars in anticipation of a concert by the Atlanta Pipe Band "a leading show and competition band in the south," according to their website.

Stairway, Sphinx Found at Hadrian's Villa

A monumental staircase and marble statue of a sphinx have been discovered in the Gymnasium area of Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, north of Rome. The statue is believed to have originated in Egypt.

Canterbury Faire Photos Online

Bartholomew has announced that photos from Lochac's 2005 Canterbury Faire are now available online.

February 13th

Transporting Masterpieces a Delicate Job

Laurence B. Kanter, organizer for the Fra Angelico exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, was faced with the extremely delicate job of transporting and unpacking the priceless, and sometimes crumbling, works of art for "the exhibition of a lifetime."

Angel's Keep Goes Full Status

At a recent court in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, it was reported that the Canton of Angel's Keep has advanced to a full status chapter of the SCA.

Searching for the Tollbooth - 15th Century Prison in Edinburgh

Using ground penetrating radar, archaeologists are searching Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile to try and locate the remains of the Tollbooth - a 15th century prison.

Sword of Prowess won by THL Gann

The Vices and Vitrues took the field at the fifth annual Snowed Inn pas d'armes, held January 28, to decide who would become the fifth to wield the Sword of Prowess. Ealdormere correspondent Laird Colyne Stewart recounts the day's festivities.

February 12th

Gulf Wars to Feature Children's Activities

Viscountess Kenna of the Gulf Wars XV Children's Staff has announced that this year's War will feature "a wide assortment of fun and educational classes and activities" for young visitors.

Roman Mosaics Depict Jewish Life

An exhibit of Roman floor mosaics at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York gives insight into Jewish life around the Mediterranean in the late Roman period. Depicting scenes and symbols from Judaism, some mosaics also included Latin inscriptions.

Canterbury Faire to Leave Kent County, Washington

Due to decreased attendance, organizers of the Canterbury Arts Festival in Kent, Washington, better known as Canterbury Faire, have decided to drop the Faire from their schedule.