Archive - 2006

November 11th

Duke Lorell Winner of Calontir Crown Tourney

Alcyoneus reports that Duke Lorell was the victor of the November 4, 2006 Calontir Crown Tournament.

Swords Clash in NYC Park

Battle cries blend with street noise in the Incipient Canton of Broken Bridge in New York City as SCA fighters interact with the locals. Village Voice reporter Silke Tudor has the story.

Estrella War XXIII Treaty Online

The terms and scenarios for Estrella War XXIII are now available to download in PDF format on the War's website. The extensive treaty covers martial and A&S competitions. Estrella War XXIII takes place February 13-19, 2007.

November 10th

One Book, One Barony: Lyondemere Reads One Book

Her Excellency Angelina Nicollete de Beaumont, Baroness of Lyondemere, Caid, has issued a "One Book, One Barony" challenge to the populous of Lyondemere, an SCA analog to the "One Book, One Community" program started in 1998 to get people interested in reading and create a community wide book club.

Early Horse Domestication Evidence in Kazahkstan

Evidence from soil suggests that people were relying on domesticated horses for survival more than 5,000 years ago.

Tarnmist Harvest Feast

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You are invited to the Tarnmist Harvest Feast be held at the Eagle Castle Winery off of Hwy 46 West just south of Paso Robles. It is on November 18th starting at 11am. Come and join us for a day of fighting and a evening of feasting. There is to be a heavy fighter practice or small tourney if enough are interested.

There was also supposed to be a rapier prize tourney, but it may also turn into a fighter practice, (Iles is having their Harvest Feast in CAID on the same day, so their fighters won't be coming up). A day board will be served throughout the event for no cost, and there is a drive-up Starbucks about 5 minutes away. 8) The tasting room will be open to Location:
Barony of Tarnmist (Paso Robles, California)

Knowne World Costuming Symposium Deadline Approaches

The Knowne World Costuming Symposium 2006 will be held in the Barony of Jararvellir (Madison, WI) in the Kingdom of Northshield on Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26, 2006.

Craftsman's Carnival Badges to be Featured in Playboy

Eleanor Cadfan of Fettered Cock Pewters has announced that some "slightly naughty" Carnival Badges created by her will be featured in a short article in the January 2007 issue of Playboy Magazine.

November 9th

Artemisia Kingdom War Practice

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Warriors of Artemisia! In preparation of our invasion of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, His Majesty has commanded all his Warriors to make ready their arms and armor, and hone their skills for battle! Therefore on the 25th of November, in the Shire of Cote Du Ciel, there will be held a War practice. All fighters who can attend are strongly encouraged to obey his Majesty's command. Bring spear, sword, scutum and crossbow (yes, we will attempt to practice Combat Archery as well!). Location:
Shire of Cote Du Ciel (Brigham City, Utah)

Investiture Barony of Endless Hills

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It was a dark and stormy night... err wait, no it was a moist night... No that's been taken too.... The fjords are full, the drakkar are ready, and the seas look calm and smooth. It's time to see the Vikings come back to power in these Endless Fjords (err Hills) So pack away your sheep, for .... Ulrich is about to be sat upon his chair, given a coronet upon his head, and a stout Meade in his horn. Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Mountain Top, Pennsylvania)

Atlantia Kingdom Twelfth Night

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The winter winds are blowing and the festival season is here. Their Royal Majesties Ragnarr and Anneke invite you to join them in Their Twelfth Night Celebration, to be held in their Canton of Charlesbury Crossing. Join us for dancing and celebration to welcome in the New Year.

Site: St. Anne's Catholic Church, 3635 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209.

Site Restrictions: Beer and wine only are permitted. Period Location:
Canton of Charlesbury Crossing (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Warlord and Champions 2007

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This June, the 14-17, 2007 Dragonsspine will be hosting its Baron's Brewing Competition yet again. This time, we offer it with the enticement of celebrating the Brewers as well as the Outlands at the Outlands' 21st Birthday Party later following the competition!

This event will not be your typical Champions as there will not only be tournaments, but also battles of a grand scale fought in and around a castle Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Two Elevated in Oertha

Lady Megan reports that two citizens of the Principality of Oertha (Alaska) in the Kingdom of the West, were recently elevated to peerages.

Oerthan Winter Coronet 2007

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Their Highnesses, Fergus and Margarita, Prince and Princess of Oertha, invite you to an English country manor house this January thirteenth and fourteenth, 2007 to bear witness to the selection and investiture of Their rightful heirs. They invite all combatants to present themselves and their consorts on the field of honor to do battle for the right to claim the coronets of Oertha.

Their will be many opportunities to display your various skills in Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Mists Fall Investiture

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Greetings Unto the Populace of the Mist, and welcome to Fall Investiture! Hail the Prince and Princess of the Mists, and their successors. We shall revel mightily and dine most grandly!

Site
St Mark's Episcopal Church
1957 Pruneridge Ave
Santa Clara, CA

Site opens at 10am and closes at 10pm.

Fees
Site fee is $8 for members and $11 for non members
Children under age 10 are free. Location:
Principality of the Mists (Santa Clara, California)

Florida SCAdian Launches Thunder's Keep

An SCA member from Florida has recently launched a website dedicated to a discussion of subjects of interest to other members of the Society.

Da Vinci's Mom May have been Middle Eastern

Analysis of a fingerprint left by Leonardo Da Vinci suggests the prototypical Renaissance man may have been the son of a Middle East-born slave woman.

Griffyth FitzWilliam New Prince of the East

Griffyth FitzWilliam was the victor of the November 4, 2006 Crown Tournament in the East Kingdom. Sir Griffyth fought for the honor of his lady wife, Aikaterine Lukanina FitzWilliam.

November 8th

Robin Netherton to Present at CostumeCon 25

Medieval costuming expert Robin Netherton will be presenting a series of five lectures at CostumeCon 25. The convention will take place March 30-April 2, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri.

More Artemisia Crown Tournament Photos Online

Dame Theodora has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

Pre-Registration Required for Estrella A&S

Mistress Marguerite Dinard, Atenveldt Minister of Arts & Sciences, has announced that pre-registration will be required for the Arts and Sciences competition at Estrella XXIII.

Missals on display at the Walters

"'For This Is My Body': The Medieval Missal" will be on display at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, through January 28.

November 7th

Political Ads of Ancient Rome

"The mid-term campaigns have offered up perhaps the most venomous volleys of political advertising in U.S. history....Yet as Americans ponder how much of it is true and how much pure vindictive blather, we might note that we're rather backward compared to the pointed, frank and refreshingly honest political ads of the Romans more than 1,900 years ago."

Position Available: Press Officer of the SCA, Inc

The Vice President of Operations is currently accepting applications for the position of Press Officer of the SCA Inc. This is an unpaid position requiring approximately 10-15 hours per week.

President's Report of the October 2006 Board Meeting

Interim SCA, Inc. President Patrick Anderson has published a President's Report from the October SCA Board of Directors Meeting held in Memphis, Tennessee.

Valharic Caligula Aurelius Victorious in Atlantia Crown Tourney

Violante de Sant Sebastian reports that Count Valharic Caligula Aurelius was the victor of the November 4, 2006 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia. Count Valharic was inspired by Arielle the Golden.

November 6th

Lochac Crown results

Jarl Alfar of Attica was victorious in the Kingdom of Lochac's November Crown Tourney held in the Barony of Ynys Fawr this weekend. He fought for Mistress Gudrun, and defeated Sir Asbjorn Pedersen (fighting for Mistress Marienna Jensdottir) 2-0 in the final. Sir Asbjorn was the only combatant to reach the finals without sustaining a defeat.

Tir Ysgithr Members Help Each Other in Tucson

Members of the Barony of Tir Ysgithr recently hosted "Dragon's Horde," an annual event at Himmel Park in Tucson, Arizona, where they spoke about what makes the SCA special. Davida Larson of the AZ Wildcat Online had the story.

Kings Crossing Fall Festival

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The Shire of Kings Crossing would like to invite everyone to join us November 11, 2006. We are celebrating our 2nd Birthday with a fantastic Fall Festival (Yes, we are entering our terrible twos-can we get any worse?). A full day of activities is planned. There is something for everyone! We will have both a Heavy Weapons Tournament, and a Fencing Tournament that will challenge and refine your skills. Artisans please come and join our Arts and Sciences display. Show the world the amazing talents within our beloved kingdom. Location:
Shire of Kings Crossing (Washington, Pennsylvania)

Fiber Workshop

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Enjoy a day with other fiber nuts and share your enthusiasm and knowledge. You can work on a project of your own, or we can provide assistance/instruction or tools in:
  1. Wash/dry fleece
  2. Prepare wool fibers
    • Carding (hand and drum)
    • Combing (Viking combs)
    • Flicking (if you don¢t know what any of these are, come and find out)
  3. Spin Wool top, roving, rolags, whatever we have Location:
    Barony of Gryphonslair (North Ogden, Utah)