Archive - Nov 2007

November 19th

Queen of Tarts in AEthelmearc

There will be a cooking competition at Kingdom 12th Night in Endless Hills. The subject? Historical tarts (not street walkers, but pies without a lid)!

[LOC] Royal Visit of Queen Therasa Commins & King Hugh the Little

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Royal Visit of Queen Therasa Commins & King Hugh the Little (tourney and feast), November 24, 2007.

Tourney and Activities
Where: at Felixstow Reserve, Broad St, Felixstow.
When: Saturday 24th of November

The tourney site will open in the morning, Lists open at 11:30 and close at 12:00. Opening court is at 12:00. This will be followed by the Heavy and Rapier Tourneys at 12.30pm with the heavy and rapier Location:
Barony of Innilgard (Felixstow, South Australia)

More Drachenwald Fall 2007 Crown Tourney photos online

Arianwen ferch Arthur has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

November 18th

Medieval silkwork blog

Machteld and Isis have created a blog to share their research on medieval silk embroidery.

The legacy of the Mary Rose

In the 25 years since the Mary Rose was raised, what have historians learned about the life and times of Tudor England? Finlo Rohrer of the BBC News Magazine has the story.

Norstead Grand Opening photos and video online

Halv of Norsa reports that photos from the Norstead Grand Opening Event are now available to view online. Norsa is a Viking Age Living History group based in the central United States.

Little clock of horrors

Straight out of Pirates of the Caribbean, a 400-year-old automaton clock includes a skull that laughs, screams, bites and launches snakes from its eye sockets. (photos)

November 17th

Blacksmith's house yields Roman treasure

Archaeologists working on a site near Coriscada in northeastern Portugal have discovered a hoard of over 4,000 coins dating to the 4th century inside the wall of the home of a Roman blacksmith.

Fruits of our Labours & Ramshaven Baronial Investiture photos online

THL Eirik Andersen reports that he has posted photos taken by Lord Draco and his lady Tatsuko at Ealdormere's recent Fruits of our Labours & Ramshaven Baronial Investiture events.

Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium 2008: Call for Papers

Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Albion Herald of Drachenwald, has announced the call for papers for the 2008 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium which will be hosted by the Shire of Thamesreach 5 - 7 September, 2008

International Mead Festival accepting entries for Home Mead Maker Competition

The International Mead Festival, which will be held in Denver, Colorado in February 2008, is accepting entries from home mead-makers until December 15, 2007.

Drachenwald just got bigger!

Racaire reports that on November 5, 2007 Countess Elsa and Count Padraig of the Kingdom of Drachenwald became the parents of a son.

November 16th

Mud-sliding at Pennsic XXXII

Baron Robin of the Kingdom of Northshield shares video hints on how to beat the heat from Pennsic War, with memories of mud-sliding from Pennsic XXXII.

Road to Frankfurt photos online

Baroness Catriona nicHugh Mclaey has posted an album of photos from the Road to Frankfurt event which took place November 10, 2007 in the Marche of Gwyntarian (Midrealm).

[GLE] Sable Banner Winter War Practice

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Bring your War Doors, Spears and other WAR equipment and begin preparing for WAR. We will be working on such things as Shield Wall Tactics, Spears and other Tactics used at WAR.

A&S - Static display, open category. The rules will be "useful in war" from sir coats to crossbows, armor, siege craft, weapons, ect. judging by the SB

Where: Kiwanis Camp in Tioga, LA aka Concrete Yurt
When: January 26, 2008 Location:
Shire of Vogelburg (Tioga, Louisiana)

[TRI] Seamarch Yule

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The annual Seamarch Yule event is coming up in just a few weeks, and we are looking forward to a day of fighting, fencing, feasting, and festivities, all for children's charity. We're planning for classes, hands-on demonstrations, and period entertainments of music, poetry, and storytelling. All artists, craftspeople, and performers are encouraged to come and show off!

The event flyer can be found here: http://ldyandrea.net/yule-poster.gif Location:
Shire of Sea March (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)

Atenveldt Baronial Yule Revel

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Let the revels begin. Their Excellencies, the Baron and Baroness of Atenveldt proudly invite you to ring in the holiday cheer with Them as They celebrate the Yule season on the night of December 15th, 2007 in the Germanic style to honor our beloved Baron Otto's heritage. So dress up in your finest German garb, tie on your bells and holly leaves and come join the revelry. In fact, there will be a prize given by Their Excellencies for Their choice of the best German party garb seen during the night. Location:
Barony of Atenveldt (Phoenix, Arizona)

Estrella War XXIV: Important merchant deadlines

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan reminds everyone that important deadlines for merchants for the upcoming Estrella War XXIV are rapidly approaching.

[CAI] 6th Annual Medieval Marketplace

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Just in time for Holiday shopping: This year we bring you over 40 merchants.

Our Event
Stewards have recruited from Ren-Faires, Celtic Faires and local artisans and are proud to showcase new never seen on our lands vendors as well as our beloved Caidian Vendors. The days activities include a Bear pit fighting tourney, the victor of the day will be named the Merchants Champion, socializing Location:
Shire of Heatherwyne (La Verne, California )

[MER] War Practice

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The Fighters of Rising Stone are planning a BIG WAR PRACTICE SUNDAY DEC 9 at 1PM at Old Fort Park in MURFREESBORO TN.

The main focus is WAR FIGHTING, but there will be plenty of time for pick ups too.

BRING ALL YOUR WEAPON STYLES!

Please support the Meridian Army and show up... it may be a BIG PRACTICE, but it wont be as big as it can be unless YOU show up!!

Map to OFP Golf Clup http://tinyurl.com/2deox4 should get you there. Location:
Shire of Rising Stone (Murfreesboro, Tennessee)

The Crown of Lochac.

Sir Berengar of Nancy won Lochac's November Crown tounament, meeting Sir Kane in the final on Saturday the 10th of November, A.S. 42. Fighting for Mistress Bethan, Sir Berengar chivalrously fought his way through all contenders.

November 15th

"Harrogate Hoard" wows archaeologists

"The most important Viking find in Britain in 150 years" has just been discovered in a Yorkshire field. Among the over 8,500 objects found was a rare silver gilt cup, one of only two in existence.

First AOA for aviculture awarded to guild founder

After seventeen years of service to the dream, Aisin-gioro Biya was awarded arms for her work in aviculture by King Andreas and Queen Gabriella at Warrior's Naadam, Silver Horde's 10th anniversery celebration held in Ostgardr, East Kingdom. Given Biya's own Jurchen shaman persona, the setting for her award couldn't have been more appropriate.

Beowulf for Children

Just in time for the release of the new Beowulf film comes a...ahem...slightly different retelling of the tale, by Rathflaed DuNoir, The Black Bard of Meridies.

November 14th

SCA Forums online

Ivhon Thorne has created an a website for online discussions about topics of interest to the SCA. SCA-Forums offers a centralized site for SCA information and a place to ask SCA-related questions.

[EAS] Market Day at Birka

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The Barony of Stonemarche would like to invite everyone to attend our Market Day at Birka event on January 25th through January 26th, 2008

We have have set the prices for Birka 2008, you will notice a change in the pre-registration price, but not the at the door price. The pre-registration for adult members will be 12.00, same as the at the door fee. Adult non members will be required to pay the non member Location:
Barony of Stonemarche (Manchester, New Hampshire)

[WES] Vino Comperio Veritas Venator

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We invite you to come and share the day with us as our Noble Equestrian Hunters compete for the Title of "Venator!" of the Caer Darths 1st "Vino Challenge Course!" After which expect a "sport" challenge!

Don't have a horse?! You can still participate in the Hunt! We will have a Rapier Tournament! to celebrate the "Glory of the Hunt!" There will be a Spear and Javelin throwing competition! - Show off your prowess! The equestrian challenge course will be made up of obstacles that a Huntercould face while trying to complete a Quest Hunt! Location:
Barony of Caer Darth (Santa Cruz, California)

[CAL] Kris Kinder

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The Barony of Forgotten Sea presents Kris Kinder December 8, 2007.

Site:
KCI Expo Center
11730 N. Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64153

Site opens at 7 am for merchants and 9 am for populace.
Site Fees: $10 adults ($3 non-member surcharge applies); $8 youths (10 to 17); children under 10 free.

Kris Kinder will be held at the KCI Expo Center, just a few blocks from I-29 and I-435 near the airport. This is a 36,000-square foot exhibit hall with room for merchants, commons, court and meetings. Location:
Barony of Forgotten Sea (Kansas City, Missouri)

Atlantia Fall 2007 Crown Tourney photos online

Antonio Felluci reports that he has posted an album of sixty photos from the recent Fall 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

[ACR] Spanish Reconquista

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In the year 476 A.D., the Spanish began the Reconquista of Spain, a period lasting almost 1000 years. His grace, King Pedro Santiago Villarquemada has decreed that's too bloody long, so we are going to do it again... in 4 hours! That's right... 4 hours of continuos fighting.. All holds local to that city only.. Strategy and flow of battle will be natural, not artifically imposed. Commanders will be responsible for resting / pushing their troops to either protect Moorish Spain or to conquer it. Location:
Kingdom of Acre (Port Washington, New York)