Archive - Jan 4, 2007

Swedish knight's oath

Sven Norén has posted a translation of a 15th century oath taken by 70 knights at the coronation of Christoph of Bavaria as King of Sweden in 1441.

Northern Lights XVI

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As the cold winter of the North still embraces us, we see a small break in the weather ahead of us for behold, the time of the great Northern Lights is upon us!

The Northern Lights Competition is a chance for gentles to display their wonderful talents in the fields of the Arts and Sciences. So come and share those projects you have been working on during these passing cold winter months.

Location:
Barony of Stonemarche (Nashua, New Hampshire)

A Market Day A Birka

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The Barony of Stonemarche invites you to the XVIII annual Market Day at Birka. It will be held this year on January 26-27, 2007 at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH.

With last year's great success on Friday night, we will again open the Gates that evening from 7 – 10pm for check in. There will be shopping and a Pre-Revel then in addition to our usual Saturday schedule of events. Merchants, in the Exposition Center side, are offered the opportunity to open for business. Merchants, Friday is not required. Detailed information for merchants regarding this will be available on the web site (). Location:
Barony of Stonemarche (Manchester, New Hampshire)

Quintavian Hafla

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Greetings from the Shire of Quintavia, we once again open our doors for our Hafla Celebration. We invite you to bring your rugs, pillows, dancing shoes, musical instruments, a warm smile, and join us for an evening, day, and evening in the middle east. Come, dance, sing, tell stories, rest, recline, eat, talk with friends, make new ones, and just enjoy yourself. So pack up your dance belts, rugs and musical instruments and journey to Quintavia for a relaxing day of relaxing, laughing, singing, stories and music. Middle Eastern and Indian style Dancing, Drumming, and Jamming. Come to dance and drum, or just to hang out, socialize, and watch! Location:
Shire of Quintavia (Millbury, Massachusetts)

Building a cardboard castle

Mr. McGroovy's website has plans to build a large, cardboard castle from refrigerator boxes. It's guaranteed to brighten the day of any SCAdian child!

Rumble in the Forest

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The Canton of Coille Stoirmeil is hosting Rumble in the Forest. As the Event Steward I'd like to invite y'all to join us to rump in da forest this Saturday, January 6. You all know me I made sure we had Fighting including melee for Rapier and Heavy! I heard that Heavy MIC (Hawthorn) probably have a game of sheep ball planned. With a fun and creative feast, you know us you never go hungry.

Rumble In The Forest on Jan. 6th, 2007, starting at 11:00 AM. Till 9:00 PM. Location:
Coille Stoirmeil (Wilton, Wisconsin)

Knights Crossing Investiture

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Be it known that on the Tenth day of February, that being a Saturday, their most Noble Majesties, Maximilian and Margerite, will invest a new representative to govern their Barony of Knights Crossing. Come one, come all to bear witness and celebrate with feasting and dancing!

Site: The residence of Gerhardt and Judith, Zum Steckengarten 21, 63322 Roedermark Germany (near Frankfurt am Main)

Location:
Barony of Knights Crossing (Rödermark, Germany)

Crosston Dance Ball

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It is time once again for the Crosston Dance Ball. If you enjoy period dance to music by live musicians, here is your chance to dance the night away. In the afternoon, there will be dance instruction led by our fabulous dance instructors, Vyncent atte Wodegate, Isabel D Triana, and Geoffrey Matthias. A delicious feast prepared by Lady Chiara la Trombottiera will follow the instructions. And the evening will be completed with several sets of dances to the fine playing of our wonderful live musicians. Location:
Shire of Crosston (Santa Clara California)

Festival of the Rose

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Come one, come all, and play your part in the celebration of Caid’s 58th Queen! The Barony of Dun Or is privileged to host the Festival of the Rose in honor of Queen Fa’izah.

Our theme of the day is All the World’s a Stage – and our focus will be on performance art. (Though not to the exclusion of other art forms!) While there will not be a tournament, demonstrations of period martial arts are Location:
Barony of Dun Or (Antelope Valley, California)

AEthelmearc 10 Year Celebration

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The Shire of Sunderoak is honored to have been chosen to be your hosts as AEthelmearc celebrates its 10th anniversary as a Kingdom. Let all lords, ladies, barons and nobles of AEthelmearc and all other kingdoms know that the event will be held June 14-17, 2007 at Cooper's Lake Campground (205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057).

Fees will be as follows:
Adults - 3 nights $25; 2 nights $20; 1 night $15. Location:
Shire of Sunderoak (Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania)

BMDL Baronial Twelfth Night

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As the cold winter has put nature to sleep, Yuletide brings forth the promise of days growing bigger and the grass awakening from its deep slumber. All and all a perfect time to come and rejoice with the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands on its celebration of the Twelfth Night! Their Excellencies, Alonzio and Tatyana will hold their Baronial Court and her Excellency will also choose her Bardic Champion. There will be performances from the Debatable Choir, the Debatable Consort and I Genisii, dancing, a pillow fight (which has now become a 12th night tradition!), an A&S display (run by THL Odriana vander Brugghe, email at odriana@gmail.com) with a Yule theme, a fencing tournament, children activities, our Silent Auction and much more to be scheduled! Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Tower of London hires first female Beefeater

For the first time in its 522 year history, the Tower of London will enlist a female Beefeater. The name of the new Yeoman Warder has not been made public, but she was chosen from a group of six applicants, five men and one woman, as the "best candidate for the job."

Midrealm armorer prides himself on period look and feel

Several years ago Midrealm subject and machinist Ben Scheiner learned he would need armor to take part in SCA fighting in the Barony of the Fenix. Now he has parlayed the hobby and his flair of metalworking into a fulltime job as an armorer. The Cincinnati Enquirer has the story.