Archive - Jan 2007

Fourth Annual Estrella War Grand Ball

Estrella War will once again be hosting its Grand Ball! This event features some of the best live musicians and dance masters from the Known World. Last year the ball had over twenty-five musicians and six kingdoms represented.

The Deposition of Sir John Sully, Iddesleigh, 1386

14th century English knight Sir John Sully was buried in the Church of the Holy Cross in Exeter, England after dying at the advanced age of 106. His great age is documented in part by a deposition in which he discusses his long military career and some of the battles in which he participated. The website includes a transcript of the deposition.

AEthelmearc 12th Night photos online

Thorpe has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night event which took place in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Godchecker

Need some information on an obscure religion? Looking for the mythology of gods and goddesses? Try Godchecker.

January 30th

Reminder: Challenge to Mistress Siobhán ní hEodhusa

Unto all my friends known and unknown in the Knowne Worlde, it's January, and in May it will be a year since I challenged those in the Society to take on a new educational quest in honor of her or Mistress Halima de Lucha.

Thousands of historical treasures found in German mud

Constructions workers in Cologne, Germany have discovered a 3rd century stone tablet dedicated to the god Jupiter. The tablet is just one of over 10,000 artifacts unearthed from the construction site.

Medieval French illuminations now on display at the Getty

"French Manuscript Illumination of the Middle Ages" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles through April 15, 2007.

Photos from Angel's Melee online

THLord Broichan maqq Kynat of the Canton of Gallavally has announced that photos from the recent Angel's Melee event which took place January 20, 2007 in the Barony of the Angels, are now available to view online.

January 29th

Laurels/Apprentice Tea at Estrella War

Estrella War will once again be hosting a Laurels/Apprentice Tea. The tea is scheduled for 1:30-3:30 PM Thursday at the Barony of SunDragon’s Baronial Pavilion (Atenveldt).

Northshield Heraldic & Scribal Symposium

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Come join us for a wonderful day of heraldry and scribal arts taught by Northshield's finest! Bring your personal and group's heraldic banner, books, illuminations, and any heraldic/scribal crafts (tablet woven belts, blackwork, etc...) to display and share in a “show and tell” session! There will also be a full day of children's activities.

Please contact the Class Coordinator if you are interested in teaching a class (or if you have a class you would like to see taught). Deadline is February 26th for submitting a class. Location:
Shire of Rockhaven (St. Cloud, Minnesota)

New exhibit on sculpture of the Italian Renaissance now at the MFA

"Donatello to Giambologna: Italian Renaissance Sculpture" will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, through July 8.

You bride of the Svïnafell troll!

Feeling cranky? Perhaps a constructive way to blow off steam is to read through the University of Oregon Medieval Studies Department's Medieval Insult Page.

Ealdormere 12th Night photos online

Lord Eirik Andersen reports that his new server is operational and now includes the most recent event photos from the Kingdom of Ealdormere's 12th Night.

January 28th

Royal Saxon descendents wanted

English Heritage is looking for descendants of Harold Godwinson, the last Saxon king of England, to take part in an exhibit at the visitors center at the Hastings Battlefield.

Middle Eastern University in Philadelphia: Call for Teachers

Mistress Deonora Ridenow is seeking instructors for the upcoming East Kingdom Middle Eastern University to be held March 3, 2007 in Philadelphia.

1500-year-old sword found in Taiwan

Archaeologists at the Southern Taiwan Science Park in Tainan, Taiwan, have discovered what they believe to be the country's oldest sword.

Pink city of Petra hopes to become 7th Wonder

Jordanians are hoping that their prized ancient city of Petra will be chosen as one of the 7 Wonders of the World on July 7, 2007. Rediscovered in the 19th century, the city, built by the Nabateans, was last inhabited in the 8th century CE.

January 27th

Youth combat at Estrella War

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Deputy for Internal Publicity for Estrella War XXIII, has posted an announcement regarding Youth Combat at the upcoming Estrella War.

Mona Lisa Buried in Florence

Lisa del Giocondo, wife of Francesco del Giocondo, known to us as the Mona Lisa, may have been buried out of a convent in Florence after her death in 1542.

8th century ship found in Mediterranean Sea

An 8th century shipwreck, discovered off the coast of Dor, Israel in the Mediterranean Sea, is believed to be the only existing ship of its kind. Discovered over a decade ago, the wreck has been the subject of intensive study and carbon dating.

"Penfeathers" seeks young SCA authors

Yves de Fortanier, editor of Penfeathers, a quarterly periodical produced in the Kingdom of Meridies, is looking for material written by children in the SCA.

January 26th

Performers wanted for Estrella War

Are you going to Estrella War, and do you perform as a musician, entertainer, singer, storyteller, poet, juggler, or bard? If you said 'yes', then the Open Arms Bardic Hall invites you to come and perform at the stage located in Merchants row.

Armed and odorous

A blog-writer on the Sydney Morning Herald National website visits a fighter practice in the Barony of Rowany.

At the Sign of the Dancing Fox IX

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Brigitte once again issues her Dessert Challenge! Bring a dessert to enter into the competition.

Two Categories:

  • Foxes: They try to put one over on you. This is for the more fun oriented dessert submissions. Documentation is flexible.
  • Hedgehogs: They know everything there is to know about one important thing. This is for the more seriously period entries. Documentation must be authoritative. Location:
    Shire of Nordenhalle (Kingston, New York)

Son of Fool's Revel

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Look out! It's the Gauls! They are taking over Fool's Revel. Yes, it's all things Gaulish at the Revel this year. Time for a bit of Roman bashing and feasting on wild boar. There'll be the magic potion / super power Tourney for the fighters; a Worst Bard contest during feast; and in the spirit of looking for new Heralds, your Baronial Herald is sponsoring a Contest! Isabel de la Haye will bring a "ceremony" that will read by contestants COLD. Points will be awarded for Best Pronouncement (what you say) – Best Inflection (how you say it) – Best Projection (how well you make it heard) – and how enjoyable you make your spiel! Other contests include: Asterix & Obelix Jeopardy! (Brush up on your Gaulish facts and trivia!) And the A&S competition: best small box (under 12") in any mode. Location:
Selveirgard (Chugiak, Alaska)

Medieval Purim

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Come celebrate Purim with the good gentles of the Barony March of the Debatable Lands on Sunday, March 4 at the Branstetter-McCandless Castle, 755 Stonegate Road, Wexford PA, 15090. The site will open at noon and close at 8pm. There will be an all-day side-board of Jewish foods cooked by Mistress She'erah bat Shlomo from several cuisines (meal will be meat, non-dairy, and vegetarian-friendly). The site is wet. Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh Pennsylvania)

St Valentine's Massacre Weekend

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Come one, come all for a day of lounging by the list field watching the Rapier Tournament, seeing who will become the next Baronial Rapier Champion, or just wandering through the markets enjoying a day in the sun. (Why not bring a picnic lunch?) Finish the day with a night of feasting, dancing and killing people! Join in the Assassins Game at the Ball and kill your friends your enemies, or even random walkers-by. Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Philip ACT, Australia)

Latin and Greek are not dead

Cambridge Classics professor Mary Beard discusses the importance of the study of classical languages in an essay for the Guardian.

Spring Hafla

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Join us for a day of Music and Dancing! Classes on ME Dance, History & Garb will be held from Noon to 6 pm. The feast will be buffet style of Middle Eastern delights open from 6 – 8 pm. A dance exposition is planned for the dinner hours with an open hafla from 8 –10:30 pm. Live music will be provided for the open hafla. Musicians always welcome.

Lion's Lodge
641 Silver Lake Avenue Location:
Barony of Brendoken (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)

Masque of Courtly Love XI

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Join Alderford as we gather for a day of fun, friends and a fair. We will provide a full day of activities from rapier to heavy, visiting with friends, taking a class or taking part in the Science Fair.

Masque of Courtly Love XI: Intrigue, Mystery, and Games

Zion Lutheran Church of North Canton
349 Lindy Lane NW
North Canton, Oh

March 3, 2007
9:00am - 10:00pm

Site Fee $5.00 pre-reg/$6.00 at the door Location:
Marche of Alderford (North Canton, Ohio)