Archive - Oct 2007

October 20th

16th century Spanish ship found off Florida coast

Divers are examining the remains of a ship which sank off the coast of Pensacola, Florida during a hurricane in 1559. The ship is believed to be one of several Spanish ships sent to colonize the area. A previous ship was discovered 15 years ago.

Lutr and Tessa new heirs to the Middle Kingdom

SCAtoday.net Publisher Maistor Justinos Tekton reports that Sir Lutr Ulfskjald, inspired by Lady Tessa of Wight, was the victor of the Midrealm Fall Crown Tourney, which took place October 20, 2007 in the Barony of the Middle Marches.

Pirate U.

Are you a pirate who feels unappreciated? Perhaps you need a degree from St. Augustine Pirate University where you can complete "the course of study [in which] we will assist you in the reaffirmation of your knowledge by recognizing your achievements with the granting of a diploma in your chosen field of Pirateology."

[CAL] Toys for Tots Tournament

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The Shire of Wyvern Cliffe invites you to attend the 19th annual Toys for Tots Tournament. Join us and give a brighter holiday to children in need!

Saturday, November 17, 2007
Southern Boone County High School
14520 Crump Lane
Ashland, MO 65010

Site opens at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m.
Court will be held at Their Majesties' discretion

Site fee $5.00 per person, Family cap of $20.00 (NMS $3.00) Location:
Shire of Wyvern Cliffe (Ashland, Missouri)

[ANS] Battle of Three Kings

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The Shire of Rosenfeld Presents Battle of Three Kings Normans & Saxons & Vikings, Oh My!? Hawkins State Park, November 2-4, 2007

Master Godwin Alfricson as King Harold II (Harold Godwinson)
Baron Ainar Magnusson as Harald III Sigurdsson of Norway (Harald Hardrada)
Duke Inman MacMoore as Duke William of Normandy

War Points will be awarded for the following:

  • Chivalric Melees Location:
    Shire of Rosenfeld (Hawkins, Texas)

[ANS] Artisan of the Flame

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We invite you all to join the Canton of Glaslyn on Saturday, November 24, 2007 as we choose our artisan champions for the next year. We will be naming our Artisan of the Flame and, our menfolk will be choosing a Keeper of the Flame for the Arts. 3 to 5 entries required, each with documentation.

Glaslyn's Artisan of the Flame
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Transport Workers Union
Golden Triangle Drive Location:
Canton of Glaslyn (Fort Worth, Texas)

St Teilo's Church opens after relocation

The Archbishop of Canterbury has opened a 13th century church which was relocated from its original site in Pontarddulais near Swansea, Wales to the National History Museum in St Fagansa.

[WES] Hawks Haven Turkey Tourney

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Thanksgiving is trotting towards us and timidly tempting our taste-buds with the tantalizing yet tender taste of turkey! Unfortunately, buying a turkey at your local grocery store just doesn't speak great tales of heroism and martial prowess. Finally, you can bring home a turkey that will pay tribute to your awe-inspiring sword-work!

Hawks Haven Turkey Tourney
November 3, 2007

Location: Location:
Canton of Hawks Haven (Morgan Hill, California)

[AET] Hallowtide III

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The Shire of Blackwater once again invites you to find time to come celebrate with us our Hallowtide on November 3rd 2007 A.S. XLII.

As the harvest is in and the domestic animals safely brought in it is time to celebrate and observe the change of seasons. We've had good luck in the past events and we've been blessed with good weather and good friends coming to celebrate with us. Come and help us continue that tradition. We will have Location:
Shire of Blackwater (Olean, New York)

[EAS] 100 Minutes War

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The Shire of the Rusted Woodlands bids you welcome to attend the return of 100 Minutes War!

This year's event shall feature:

  • The traditional 100 minute melee battle (fighters – please see reservation instructions below)
  • 100 minutes of fencing (indoor fencing space - fencers need to remember to bring/wear non-marking footwear, sneakers rather than boots)
  • 100 minutes of archery/thrown weapons Location:
    Shire of Rusted Woodlands (Washingtonville, New York)

[MID] Crystal Ball XXIV

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Crystal Ball XXIV "The Age of Discovery" November 16-17, 2007

Main Site:
Bluffview Elementary School,
905 Bluffview Ln
Dupo, IL 62239

Activities will include dance classes, venders, boffer, lunch and the main feast will be held at Bluffview Elementary.

Second Site:
Sugarloaf Township Hall
240 S. 5th St.
Dupo, IL 622239

Activities will include Heavy weapons and a Rapier Pirate fest! Others if weather permits. Location:
Barony of Shattered Crystal (Dupo, Illinois)

[ANS] Stargate Yule and Kingdom Dance

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Please come join us at Stargate's Yule Revel on December 1st! That is a different weekend than it has been in the past, so be sure to mark your calendar! The theme this year is a late period English Country Christmas. There has been a rumor that Father Christmas will be there!

Have you been naughty or nice? He's making a list and checking it twice! Will you get coal, or something better? Search your soul, maybe write Location:
Barony of Stargate (Houston, Texas)

[ANS] Samhain XXVII and Investiture

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Their Excellencies, Michel mac Donnchaid and Elayne MacDuncan, of Eldern Hills cordially invite all to join in the revelry and remembrance of the Samhain celebration and Eldern Investiture.

This event will host a number of Celtic games and fun chivalric challenges as well as the Kingdom Middle Eastern Dance Competition. The Barony of the Eldern Hills is also anticipating the tourneys which will determine our newest Knife, Axe, and Spear Champion, Location:
Barony of Eldern Hills

[OUT] Fontaine Toy Box

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Greetings Unto the Mighty Outlands, Qara Gan and Ceara, Baron and Baroness of Fontaine dans Sable, extend greetings and invite all to come and enjoy the fun at our Toy Box Event. This year Fontaine is honoured to serve Sara's House.

Fontaine Toy Box
Saturday November 17, 2007
Minium Park
200 N Park Ave Aztec, NM 87410
10am-5pm

Autocrat:
Lady Anna Katherine von Teltge (Anna Kinney) Location:
Barony of Fontaine dans Sable (Aztec, New Mexico)

[OUT] Sir Berold's Southern Outlands Unbelted Tournament Series

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The first two Unbelted Tournaments will be held at Nahrun Kabirun's SCA encampment at the DAAC Renaissance Arts & Crafts Faire to be held on the 3rd & 4th of November respectively.

The first Tournament of the series fought on Saturday the 3rd will be fought using Single Sword, on hand. If the on hand is struck, then the off hand may be utilized.

The second tourney of the series will be fought on Sunday the 4th using Location:
DAAC Renaissance Arts & Crafts Faire (Las Cruces New Mexico)

17th Annual Awesome Stickbow Classic

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On Sun. 11/4/07 the Maya Archers of Roseville will present the 17th Annual Awesome Stickbow Classic.

Only longbows and recurves allowed. No compound bows. 28 3-D animal targets at unmarked yardages. 8 targets shot at from a moving canoe! a flying goose! a raffle. Breakfast and lunch will be sold.

You can wear your period garb if you so desire. There will also be Mountain Men and American Indians. Location:
Maya Archers of Roseville (Roseville, California)

[CAL] Calontir Crown Tourney

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The Barony of Forgotten Sea Proudly Presents Calontir Fall Crown Tournament November 3, A.S. XLI

Place:
Forty Acres and a Mule Activity Campus
76*20 East 79th Street
Kansas City MO 64138

Directions*: *From 435 Take the 87th Street exit near Bannister Mall. Go east on 87th Street to Blue Ridge. Turn left on Blue Ridge to James A. Reed Road. Turn left on James A. Reed Road to 79th Street (a 4-way Stop) Turn Location:
Barony of Forgotten Sea (Kansas City Missouri)

Duke Sven Gunnarsson victor of Drachenwald Crown Tournament

Eleanora reports that the new Crown Prince in the Kingdom of Drachenwald is Duke Sven Gunnarsson.

October 19th

Viking clothing found in Pskov, Russia

Peter Beatson has published an extensive online report detailing the work of researchers E. Zubkova, O. Orfinskaya, D. Likhachev on the discovery of Viking-age textiles in three chamber graves in Pskov, Russia in 2006.

Sculptural weaver Lenore Tawney dead at 100

Lenore Tawney, a weaver who "helped create the genre of fiber art" died September 24, 2007 in her home at the age of 100. Holland Cotter for the New York Times remembers her and her work.

An interview with ex-Python and scholar Terry Jones

Colin Covert interviews Terry Jones, Monty Python alum and medieval scholar for the Star-Tribune about Chaucer book, and his BBC television series.

Medieval carnival brings British community together

Organizers of a medieval carnival to celebrate the renovation of Hulton Abbey in Stoke-on-Trent were delighted to find that it brought various community groups together.

October 18th

Marco Polo's Zipangu really the Philippines?

A new study by author Setsuko Matoba proposes the theory that the island of Zipangu made famous in The Travels of Marco Polo may not have been Japan, as believed, but the Philippines.

Gregor Von Leipzig's intro to the SCA

Gregor Von Leipzig has posted a video introduction to SCA life including heavy fighting, archery and A&S on YouTube.

New little princess in Ansteorra

Fattiopap Laszlo has announced the birth of Madison White to Their Graces Duchess Chiara della Luna and Duke Kerold Hoegaarden in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Knights entertain, teach at Georgia Medieval Festival

Armored knights were one of the draws at the recent Medieval Festival, a fundraiser for the Oatland Island Wildlife Center near Savannah, Georgia. The activities included an armored combat demonstration, chainmail-making, Middle Eastern dancing and jugglers.

“The Wedding at Cana” returns to Venice

In 1797, Napoleon's army confiscated the masterpiece the “Wedding at Cana” from the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice and took it back to France. Now the painting has returned home - sort of...

October 17th

Ymanya Murray to be elevated in the Outlands

Bennet reports that The Honorable Lady Ymanya Murray was offered entry into the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of the Outlands at Their recent Crown Tournament.

Bloggers compared to the printing press

In the blog Cabinet of Wonders, Heather McDougal compares the free discussion of bloggers to the dissemination of information after the creation of the printing press.

Scientists looking for Columbus' origins with DNA

Spanish scientists are trying to learn more about Christopher Columbus' early years by studying the DNA samples taken from those bearing the explorer's name.