Archive - 2006

November 6th

Armored Combative Arts Retreat 2007

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You are invited to attend the Chateau de Camville's first (hopefully of many) Armored Combative Arts Retreat! This weekend long event will be held at Chateau de Camville, under the soaring pines and beautiful landscapes in the Shire of Mountains Gate (El Dorado County)! The concept of our first Armored Combative Arts Retreat is to give the participants a chance to really immerse themselves in the study of Armored Combat as practiced by the SCA and other WMA groups. We will be working from the ground up, focusing on Balance, Footwork, Timing, Aspects of Attack and Aspects of Defense. The event begins on Friday afternoon and concludes Sunday afternoon. The format for the event will be composed of classes (in and out of armor), drills, and sparring. There will also be a mock tournament (or Pas de Arms) on Sunday for those who wish to participate. Location:
Chateau de Camville (Georgetown, California)

CostumeCon 25

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Are you coming to Costume-Con 25? All the Best People (or whatever) Are!!

St. Louis, MO
March 30 through April 2, 2007

Activities:
Panels, workshops, masquerades, exhibits, dealers, tours, parties... the list goes on and on. Location:
St. Louis, Missouri

Selviergard Yule

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We send this missive to invite all to join us for the festivities. It is that time of year again!!! There will be heavy, rapier and 4th annual rock-paper-scissors tournaments. Each fighter and consort must bring at least one new, non-gift wrapped toy per Tournament entered to be donated to the Toys for Tots program. Uniformed Marines will pick up toys! There will also be a children's activity table going. Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Chugiak, Alaska)

Yule Toy Tourney

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We invite all of our neighbors to come south for the winter to enjoy a day of fun, friendship and fighting with The Canton of St Georges. We are hosting the event to gather toys for children whose holiday season would be brightened by the simple act of being given a toy and we hope that you will join us for this day of fun.The Autocrat would appreciate an email RSVP so we have an idea of how many are planning to attend. Location:
Canton of St. Georges (Piedmont, South Carolina)

Yule

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Yuletide, in the Year of Our Lord 1396…the Turks have ended the pretensions of the French and the Last Crusade. The Barony of Delftwood is subdued, hushed and waiting for news when….Sweeping through the door on a blast of wind and snow comes our Baron’s Beloved Eldest Son, home safe from the Holy Lands!

“Father, I have returned! Guess what followed me home and…can I keep them???” Location:
Canton Of Angels Keep (Auburn New York)

Dernehealde Throws A Snowball!

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Dernehealde Throws A Snowball! & Middle Marches Baronial Championships: A CHARITY EVENT TO BENEFIT TOYS FOR TOTS, December 9th 2006

At The Historic Dairy Barn Cultural Arts Center in Athens Ohio

Site opens at 9am and closes promptly at 12am. (At 12:15am we release the Mountain Troll, all revelers left over will be eaten or enslaved.) Come join us for a day of dancing, fighting, dancing, classes, dancing, merchants and a feast not to be missed. Location:
Shire of Dernehealde (Athens Ohio)

Viking Era Coins found on Isle of Gotland

On the Swedish Isle of Gotland, Edvin and Arvid Sandborg were helping a neighbor with his garden when they began to dig up old coins, one of them a 1,100 year-old arabic coin.

Pillage on the Plains Photos Online

Jocosa has posted photos from the recent Pillage on the Plains III event in the Kingdom of Meridies.

November 5th

A Thousand and Two Nights, the Barony of Bright Hills was a Middle Eastern Dream!

Lady Martelle von Charlottenburg reports on "A Thousand and Two Nights", a Middle Eastern themed event held annually in the Barony of Bright Hills in Atlantia.

Defenders of the Rose

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Unto the good peoples of Ansteorra, warm greetings from the Companions of the Order of the Rose in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Once again, with the approval of Their Majesties and the gracious assistance of the Shire of Emerald Keep and the Shire of Shadowlands, the Companions of the Order of the Rose announce our Defenders of the Rose event! The Defenders of the Rose II is a two-day event, and the Order gently requests that all good folk attending plan to stay through the Rose Court that will end the event on Sunday afternoon. Location:
Shire of Emerald Keep and the Shire of Shadowlands (Ansteorra)

Gunther Bärenjäger Victorious in Cynagua Coronet

Lady Jóra in Irska reports that Gunther Bärenjäger and Julianna of Avon are the new Prince and Princess of the Principality of Cynagua in the Kingdom of the West.

Photos & Video from Catteden's "Pounce"

Hauptmann Konrad Mailander of the Midrealm has posted photos and video from the Pounce event which took place in the Canton of Catteden on September 23, 2006.

Close Up: the Unicorn Tapestries

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has provided an online source for viewing their famous Unicorn Tapestries. The website invites visitors to zoom in for close up details of the designs.

November 4th

Jews in the Court of Tudor England?

Roger Prior, a Shakespearean scholar, is convinced that many of the musicians of the Tudor Court, including the Bard's own "Dark Lady," may have been Separdic Jews.

Medieval Scandinavian Discussion List Created

Maestarinna Sigrid Briansdotter has created a list for discussion of topics of interest pertaining to post-Viking Scandinavia.

War Of The Wings 2006 Photos

Lord Skorri Einarsson has posted photos from the recent War Of The Wings event in the Kingdom of Atlantia on the Smug Mug website.

Viking ship found in Larvik

Archaeologists found the remains of a ship from the Viking Age recently, in a burial mound on a farm outside the coastal city of Larvik.

November 3rd

Estrella Gatebook Art Contest

M'Lady Brenna Aine Bisset, Estrella XXIII Gatebook Autocrat, has announced that a contest will take take place to choose the best design for the gatebook cover art.

Time for Tudor

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The Lady of Love and Beauty and her Lord Protector will be presiding over Their Court of Love and Beauty on the Eleventh of November at the First United Methodist Church at 725 West 9th Ave in Downtown Anchorage from 4pm until 10pm.

An evening tea with dancing and merriment will be at the heart of this celebration of the Courtly Arts. Tea and punch will be provided with the populace bringing their favorite desserts or Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

All Souls Day: Dark Dark Ages

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They came from across the sea...first as mercenaries, then as invaders. Settlers followed and spread throughout lands occupied by others. War ensued. From the mists a leader did come, to unite his people and sit at round tables. Success was theirs....for a while. For the strength of the invaders was greater, and their victories more. And out of ruins of a conquered people new kingdoms were built. The rest is but legend... Location:
Shire of Vanished Wood (Elgin, Illinois)

Years’ End Tourneys and Championships

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We invite one and all to a full day of Tournaments and Competitions – Heavy Weapons, Fencing, Equestrian Arts, Thrown Weapons, Archery, Arts and Sciences, and Bardic Performance - all will be put to the test, with special awards for Tourney/Competition winners, and the naming of the Endless Hills’ Baronial Champions!

The Tournaments and Competitions are open to all, but the Baronial Champions will be selected from Barony members who compete. Inspections for all competitions begin promptly at 8:30 AM! New—The Barony of Endless Hills Cooking Guild is sponsoring a Cooking Challenge! Contact Mistress Euriol of Lothian (Cassandra Baldassano) at euriol@epix.net for information! New! Hound Coursing has been arranged! Contact Lord Stefan Legas at stefanlegas57@earthlink.net for information! Brewers and Vintners – Come compete in the Brewer’s Guild Competition! Four categories – Beers and Ales, Wines, Cordials, and Non-Alcoholic! Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Dalton, Pennsylvania)

12th Night/Collegium Cambrium

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Bryn Madoc invites the gentles of Meridies to celebrate the end of the holiday season with us at 12th Night/Collegium Cambrium.

Save the Date! Saturday, January 13, at St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church in Athens, GA.

The day will be filled with classes taught by some of Bryn Madoc's most talented peers, and will be followed by an evening of feasting and reveling with our traditional covered-dish feast. Location:
Barony of Bryn Madoc (Athens, Georgia)

Winterkingdom XVIII

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The Barony of Northkeep invites you to attend a day of fun, companionship, camaraderie, and learning.

December 9, 2006
Sts. Peter & Paul School
1428 North 67th East Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Site Opens at 9:00 AM, closes at 10:00 PM

Please contact the autocrats if you would like to teach a class, or have a class you would like to see taught!

* This is a DRY site. Location:
Barony of Northkeep (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

Herbst Angemessen

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The Barony of Marinus invites you to celebrate autumn with us at a German Faire for the benefit of the public. The 14 acre site is the new brewery and organic farm for the Weeping Radish Tavern and will be available for our private entertainment after 5 pm each evening. Come out and put on a show for the public and then join us in a scrumptious feast followed by a bardic circle and revelry.

Martial Activities: Mounted cavalry games, Hound Coursing, Armored combat, Rapier, Archery, Siege weapons, thrown weapons. See website for details. Location:
Barony of Marinus (Grandy, North Carolina)

Regional Fighter Practice

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The proto-shire of Beinntheine, in cooperation with the Shire of Lagerdamm presents Regional Fighter Practice November 12, 10 AM to 4 PM, Old Post Park, Russellville Come out, have a cup of joe with us, renew some friendships, make some new ones, and smack some new people.

Directions:
Take your best route to I-40, Exit 81. Turn south on Highway 7 and proceed 4.4 miles to Lock and Dam Road (first light after Kroger's). Location:
Proto-Shire of Beinntheine (Russellville, Arkansas)

MU Medieval Re-enactment Society Brings Middle Ages to Central Missouri

Originally created as a liaison between the University of Missouri and the Shire of the Standing Stones in Calontir, the MU Medieval Re-enactment Society "dedicates itself to the celebration of the Renaissance and Middle Ages through research and historical re-enactments." Lindsay Toler of The Maneater reports.

Yule Feast

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Yule feast, The Barony of Rowany's celebration of the end of the year, is on again, and you should be there.

Date: 2nd December 2006
Time: 6pm
Address: IMAR Youth Charitable Hall, cnr The Strand and Paisley Rds, Croydon, NSW.

Steward: Clara van de Keere (Karinne Taylor)
Email: karinne.taylor@gmail.com

Event Cost: $20/$25 until 12 November, $25/$30 until 30 Novmber. $30 at the Location:
Barony of Rowany (Croydon, New South Wales)

Hallowtide II

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As the Harvest is in, the animals sequestered safely once again, and the seasons change we, in the Shire of Blackwater, invite the Glorious Populace of Aethelmearc and her friends to join us in celebration of Hallowtide. We are thrilled to host this event at Trinity United Methodist Church 131 N 9th St Olean, NY 14760. Site opens at 9:00 am and closes at 9:00pm.

As the days grow shorter and the winter chill is in Location:
Shire of Blackwater (Olean, New York)

Fabric, Fiber, & Fighting IV

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The Shire of Nithgaard will host its fourth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 10-12 (a week earlier than usual), at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address). Saturday the 11th will be a day of classes and workshops devoted to fabric, string, and their glorious arts. Melee and tournament combat engagements in a medieval style will be organized by Thorvaaldr Frirsverth. The site opens at 2PM on Friday, and closes at 1PM on Sunday. Location:
Shire of Nithgaard (Lamar, Pennsylvania)

One-Hundred Minutes in Autumn War

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Great Tidings! Word has come to us through diplomatic channels that the Most Powerful and Sovereign Royal Majesties of the East, Lucan VII and Yana IV have arranged to be present upon the Field of Honour November 18! We are well pleased at this news and we are immeasurably honoured they will be joining us. We do conceive this shall become a day to remember!

Richard & Treacaigh Acris Rex et Regina Location:
Kingdom of Acre (Sands Point, Long Island, New York)