Archive - Nov 2007

November 30th

2nd century Roman street found in Jerusalem

Archaeologists have discovered a Roman street dating to the 2nd-4th centuries in the Western Wall tunnels of the city of Jerusalem. The side street is believed to have connected two major roads near Temple Mount.

Mists Fall Investiture 2007 photos online

Martin of Rivenstar reports that his album of photos from the recent Fall Investiture 2007 in the Principality of the Mists (West Kingdom) is now available to view on the SmugMug website.

Romulus and Remus cave found?

Italian archaeologists believe they have found the cave where, according to legend, a she-wolf nursed Romulus and Remus, the twin founders of Rome.

November 29th

"Cluijte van Plaijerwater" presented at Gleann Abhann's Holy Pail III

A 16th play entitled Cluijte van Plaijerwater was presented recently at the Holy Pail III event in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. Lady Danielle captured the performance in a photo album.

[CAL] A Spanish 12th Night

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The Barony of The Lonely Tower Presents "A Spanish 12th Night" Saturday, January 5, 2008

Site Opens/Closes 9am - 9pm

Scottish Rite Cathedral
202 S. 20th St
Omaha, NE 68102

Directions:
Take your best route to 1-80, take 1-80 to 1-480 North, and take the Douglas/Harney Street Exit. Follow exit road to Douglas Street. Turn right (east) onto Douglas and follow to 20th Street. Turn Location:
Barony of The Lonely Tower (Omaha, Nebraska)

[EAS] Toys for Tots Tourney

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It is that time of year again for the Barony of Iron Bog's last big push for the Toys for Tots campaign.

This Saturday, Dec 1st., we will gather in Pemberton, NJ for your annual Toys for Tots Tourney. The entrance fee for the day is one new unwrapped toy. There will be both a heavy tourney and our baronial fencing championship. The heavy tourney will be a double elimination feat with the combatants able Location:
Barony of Iron Bog (Pemberton, New Jersey)

[ATL] Regional Dance Practice and Heavy Muster

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Join us for a regional muster and a regional fight practice Sunday, December 2, noon for fighting, 1 PM for dance.

Dominion of Myrkfaelinn

Risley Hall, Cornell University

Directions: If coming from the north, take Route 13 (exit 11 on I-81 South): Follow 13 S through the town of Dryden . After turning left to stay on 13 S past Dryden, look for Route 366 (it's at a traffic-lighted intersection). Turn left onto route 366; at a 3-way stop 366 peels off Location:
Dominion of Myrkfaelinn (Ithaca, New York)

First Bulgarian Empire seals found

State seals, dating to the first Bulgarian Empire (681-1018), were discovered recently during excavation for public buildings. The seals are believed to have belonged to the rulers Simeon and Petar.

Queen's Champion/King's Champion videos online

Adriana has posted a series of videos on YouTube from the recent Queen's Champion/King's Champion event in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

November 28th

Hurly Burly to perform in Peterborough

Early music ensemble Hurly Burly will perform a concert of medieval and renaissance music on December 9, 2007 at the Guild Hall of St. John's Anglican Church in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

[ATL] Inter-Baronial Twelfth Night

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As the Yuletide holidays draw to an end, join us in celebrating the season's finale - Twelfth Night. Their Excellencies Jean-Claude and Alyna will be selecting their next Baronial Artisan, and all artisans are sure to enjoy the day's many activities. Enter a competition, perform a song, dance into the night - or simply enjoy a day to visit and exchange gifts with friends from near and far.

Site: Inter-baronial Twelfth Night will be held at Saint Martin's Episcopal Church, 1333 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA. The church is handicapped-accessible and handicapped parking is available near the front entrance. Site restrictions: no pets, no smoking indoors, no hard liquor (beer and wine are allowed, no Location:
Barony of Tir-y-Don (Williamsburg, Virginia)

[WES] Winter's Gate Hanukkah Yule

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Oh Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah's, let's light the menorah! That's right. This year our Yule celebration will honor the ancient Festival of Lights. So put away the reds and greens and pull out your blues and whites. Bring your menorahs. Or candles and lanterns. And bring your inner child.

Activities include (but not limited to) a non-violent tournament for a peaceful yule - a Dredel Tournament; dancing; a dredel pinata; Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

[MER] Much Ado About Something

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Please join the Incipient Shire of Okeborne Keep for a fantastic weekend of fun, fighting, and frolicking.

Visit Merry Old England during the War of the Roses. Fight in a William and Marshall Tourney for Lancaster or York. Take a side trip to Messina to enjoy The Bard; scenes from Much Ado About Nothing will be performed throughout the event – Laugh at Beatrice and Benedick’s verbal fencing as they steadfastly deny their love for each other and gasp at the perfidy of Don John! Learn new skills in many classes. Get stuffed at a sumptuous feast featuring dishes from Shakespeare’s comedies. Dance to your heart’s content at the revel. Much Ado is an authorized RUM Collegium for Practical Arts and the Military College. Location:
Shire of Okeborne Keep (Cottondale, Alabama)

[NOR] A Shakespearean Twelfth Night

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We would like to formally invite all of you to come and celebrate Twelfth Night with us! Included below are the details for the event. Also, if anyone would like to teach a class at this event, please email Ceindrech at chronicler@schattentor.org. We would love to have you share your talents and skills with us and the populace.

Site opens: Saturday January 5th, 2008 at 11:00 am Location:
Shire of Schattentor (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Teachers needed for Gulf Wars

Share your passion and knowledge about a subject with others. We are taking sign up for anyone to volunteer to teach at this next Gulf Wars.

Photos from Southern Crusades 2007

THL Jerusha a Laon has posted an album of photos from the recent Southern Crusades 2007 in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

November 27th

Toys for Tots in Artemisia

HL Ellisif Sleggja, of the Shire of Arrows' Flight in Artemisia, reports on the recent joint Toys for Tots events held simultaneously in the Shires of Arrows' Flight and Crystal Crags.

Darkon - the Movie

It's a dark time in the fantasy world of Darkon. Follow the adventures of a group of live-action role-players from Baltimore, Maryland as documented in the new film Darkon

Sir Cormac Lawless O´Toole new Prince of Nordmark

Her Highness Jovi Torstensdottir, Crown Princess of Drachenwald, reports that Sir Cormac Lawless O´Toole was the winner of the recent Coronet Tourney in the Principality of Nordmark (Sweden).

November 26th

"History of Holidays" on the History Channel website

The History Channel has created a website with interactive links covering the history of all the major holidays on the calendar.

Britain's top ten stupid laws

A recent survey taken in Great Britain determines the country's ten most obsolete - or downright stupid - laws. Included was the one that prohibits the eating of mince pies on Christmas Day, and several that date from the Middle Ages.

Position Opening - Society Copyright Deputy

Society Chronicler is currently accepting applications for the position of Society Copyright Deputy. This is an unpaid position normally requiring less than 5 hours per week.

Outlands Fall 2007 Coronation photos online

Lady Geillis has posted a large album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

November 25th

Galante Preziosen der Fürsten von Thurn und Taxis

Soon a new exhibition will be on display at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum in Munich (Bavaria/Germany).

Atenveldt Coronation photos online

Baroness Ianuk of Tir Ysgithr has posted a series of photo albums from the recent Coronation of Eduard and Asa in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

"The Other Boleyn Girl" to premiere in February 2008

A trailer for the new Tudor romance, The Other Boleyn Girl is now available to view online. The film is scheduled to hit the theatres February 29, 2008.

Archaeologists investigate medieval disaster

British archaeologists are digging through centuries of rubble to search for clues to a medieval disaster: the burning of Mansfield Woodhouse and its church in 1304.

November 24th

Musical notes encoded in Da Vinci's Last Supper?

Does the Last Supper have a soundtrack? Musician and computer technician Giovanni Maria Pala believes it does and that it sounds like a requiem.

Volunteers needed for International Mead Festival

The 2008 International Mead Festival will be held February 8-9, 2008 in Denver, Colorado, and volunteers are needed for jobs such as ticket-taking, judging etc. Pay? No formal pay, but you might get free mead!

Ymanya Murray elevated to Laurel in the Outlands

Mistress Bennet Murray reports that Ymanya Murray has been elevated to the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of the Outlands.