Archive - 2006

January 4th

Barnacled Bullfrog

Come celebrate, good Queen Bess has gone to her reward and it seems to be the end of an era. The Barnacled Bullfrog will make its next appearance in the seaport town of Cork, Ireland.

Skimpy Civvy Adorns G-String Gladiator

Divers working on a river site near a Roman fortress in England have discovered a bit of pottery depicting the rear portions of a g-string clad gladiator.

Cloth of Gold

Take the field at Ealdormere's Cloth of Gold Costuming Competition! The Canton of Eoforwic and the Incipient Canton of Greenhithe are very proud to present Cloth of Gold on March 17-18, 2006.

2006 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium

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The Known World's Youngest Kingdom invites heralds, scribes, scholars, and those who want to learn to the 2006 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium. Come to the verdant River Valley to celebrate the heraldic and scribal arts and the revival of the New Orleans area.

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2006 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium
Hosted by the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann Location:
Kingdom of Gleann Abhann (Metarie, Louisiana)

Winter War Maneuvers 2006

Winter War Maneuvers 2006 Saturday, January 21, 2006 Hosted by the Barony of Mag Mor and Scarlett Keep Back at Cook Pavilion!!!! Located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus, 841 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE

Robin Netherton to Lecture in An Tir

Oriana of Myrtlewood, Chancellor of Rivers Ithra, has announced that noted costuming expert Robin Netherton will be presenting lectures on March 25, 2006 in Forest Grove, Oregon.

January 3rd

St. Scholastica, Patron Saint of Gloomy Days

Come to an event dedicated to Saint Scholastica, Patron saint of gloomy days!

As Winter tightens its icy grip upon the land let us gather together to ward off the isolation of gloomy days and spend time together feasting, fighting and talking long into the night. Be prepared to try your storytelling skills at Mistress Flanna's Word Game.

Start working now on your entries for the Arts & Sciences contests:

First - Handmade journals, sponsored by Baroness Katarzina Porajski

Dragonspine Candlemas

Gather ye gentles for an afternoon of the Winter Delights. Besides a Feast of Great Renown, the Baronial Arts & Sciences Competition will take place. The activities for the day will consist of competitions in many areas. This is the time to trounce your opponents on the game board, to display your bardic talents, or to spend a quiet hour with friends over a mug of cider. Have we mentioned that this is a WET SITE?? Dancing, dancing and more dancing is on the schedule.

Champions of the Court of Love

After a winter of secret longing, the time has come for lovers to declare their hearts through deeds of prowess and chivalry. Those who strive towards the arts of combat (in full armour, in light armour, and with bow and arrow) challenge to win roses for their consorts; artisans vie to show how love inspires their crafts; and troubadours of all sorts sing songs and tell tales of passions glorious and tragic. Here the fighters contest for chivalry and courtesy at their purest, as their consorts display their skills of inspiration; here crafter and singer prove that love may shape all things. Come and rejoice in the Court of Love!

Michael of Rhodes Website Online

15th century Venetian sailor Michael of Rhodes is the subject of a website which chronicles his works on astrology, navigation and calendrical computations.

Happy 114th Birthday J.R.R. Tolkien!

J.R.R. Tolkien, creator of the Middle-Earth books including the Lord of the Rings epic, was born on January 3, 1892.

Master Alexander de Seton Named Midrealm Bard

At the recent Bardic Madness Event held in Indianapolis, IN, Alexander de Seton was named the Midrealm Kingdom Bard.

January 2nd

Sutton Hoo Research Project Archive Online

Prof Martin Carver and the Sutton Hoo Research Project are pleased to announce the launch of a new digital archive: The Sutton Hoo Research Project (1983-2001) Archive. The ten volume study of the archaeological site is available online.

Medieval Gastronomy

View the history of dining in the Middle Ages through beautifully-illustrated miniatures.

Painted-Over Italian Fresco Restored

"The Separation of Night and Day," a rare Italian fresco by Guido Reni, has had the coat of paint removed that has hidden the work from view for 150 years.

Kilt Causes Controversy at High School Dance

Nathan Warmack, who wore a traditional kilt to a high school dance, has asked for dress codes to be changed after he was forced to change his clothes by a school official.

January 1st

Newest Western Subject

Their Majesties of the West welcome Their newest subject. Jackson Tomas Patrick Stack was born to Viscountess Kalida Rudyah December 16, 2005.

Estrella DVD Available Online

Estrella XX: A Beautiful War is available from Underachiever Films. The 90 minute film was produced by SCA members in 2004.

Special Events to Enhance Estrella XXII

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has annouced that several special events will occur at this year's War.