Archive - Dec 20, 2007

[ATL] Tourney of Ymir XXXIII

"From the fury of the Northmen, O Lord deliver us." Strap on fur and buckle leather. Hone your ax and stow your gear. Set your sail for the southlands And the Tourney of Ymir.

Do you lust for battle? Join us!
Strive with warriors far and near.
Bring your hoard of hammered silver.
Many merchants gather here.

Gather in our grander feast hall.
Bring your brew and mugs along. Location:
Canton of Elvegast (Reidsville, North Carolina)

[GLE] Gleann Abhann Fighters' Collegium & War Practice

The Shire of Loch Bais is proud to present Gleann Abhann Fighters' Collegium & War Practice February 22nd - 24th, 2008

To be held at the
Caney Conference Centre
1163 Methodist Camp Road
Minden, LA 71055

The shire of Loch Bais asks that you provide your own feast gear for all meals. Location:
Shire of Loch Bais (Minden, Louisiana)

[WES] Winter Hunt

The Diablo Bowmen of Clayton, CA will host a Winter Hunt on Sunday, 1/6/08. 32 3-D animal targets (no rabbits but a few animals in trees like bears and cougars) Also a Buffalo. 2 arrows at each target. Unmarked yardage. Hunting conditions. Rain or Shine. No rangefinders. 10-8 scoring. Awards to all bow styles and classes. Starts 9 AM sharp. Registration 7 AM - 8:45 AM. Hot Breakfast and lunch will be available. Location:
Diablo Bowmen (Clayton, California)

Remnants of 9th century walls found in Prague

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of walls dating to the 9th and 10th centuries in Malostranske namesti square in Prague. The 6 meter high walls were constructed of wood and clay.

[ATL] Bright Hills Baronial Birthday

Tis the drear, dull, cold Winters day. It seems Winter shall never end, Spring never arrive and yet...wait...what is that Sound? Why, tis a harp song, perhaps a lark, no...a far distant voice, raised in song. Whatever could possess someone to come out into the cold just to sing?

Listen close, my friend, tis the sound of Bright Hills bards and musicians tuning up for our annual Baronial Birthday gathering. Come, join us as we have some fun indulging in a Feast of Fools day! Location:
Barony of Bright Hills (Manchester, Maryland)

[ATL] Yule Revel

And the running of the deer Well... it's a night event: there's no actual organ; and the only deer will be in the stew. But we'll have a choir if we have to kidnap gentles at random. It's all part of the diversion that will be the Barony of Storvik's Yule Revel.

We will be offering a wide variety of amusements for your delight. Besides the aforementioned kidnappings and caroling, there will be: dancing; various contests; a decidedly bardic-friendly atmosphere; and a general warmth and light to drive the dark away. Arts & Sciences Activities: A space will be made available for those wishing to display their period desserts. There will be a gaming contest, a riddling contest, and a dessert contest (both for period and non-period desserts). Musicians and performers are welcome. Location:
Barony of Storvik (College Park, Maryland)

[EAS] Third Baronial Investiture Anniversary

All hail and pray attend! We, the proud citizens of the Barony of l'ile du Dragon Dormant, are pleased to invite one and all to come and celebrate the Third Anniversary of the investiture of Pellandres and Valeria and our Barony's birth! All residents, old and new, ex-patriots who have left our lands for adventures far away, great friends and neighbors who have shared their experience with us in the past, are ALL warmly invited to return to Location:
Barony of l'ile du Dragon Dormant (Verchères, Québec)

[MER] Saltare 2008

Come dance the night away with the Shire of Loch Cairn as it hosts Saltare! There will be classes all day and dancing all night! Other activities include a Midde Eastern Hafla, various contests, Hors D'heuvres during the evening and more!

Henry Horton State Park
4358 Nashville Hwy
Chapel Hill, TN.

Accomadations are available at Park Inn located at Henry Horton State Park. There are 72 rooms including 4 suites with kitchenettes. Each unit has 2 double beds. All rooms are carpeted, air-conditioned, and equipped with TV's and phones. For reservations call 1-866-836-6757, ask for the SCA, reservation code 1840, we have a block of rooms reserved at a special rate but the rooms will be released on December 1, 2007 so reserve NOW! Location:
Shire of Loch Cairn (Chapel Hill, Tennessee)

[AET] Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins

See sins, swashbuckling and spice at the Feast of The Seven Deadly Sins as the Barony of Delftwood celebrates the Silk Road on February 16, 2008! Come join us at a site not visited in many years, May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church in Dewitt, NY, where we will offer you a variety of pleasures from the Near and Far East including a hoffla, a Japanese tea ceremony, a Japanese dayboard, and a Feast starting in China and working westward to Europe through the removes. Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Dewitt, New York)

London Olympic construction uncovers Roman artifacts

The London Olympics may leave a lasting mark on the city's history. Recently, workers at the site of the new London stadium unearthed artifacts including a Roman coin dating to the 4th century.

[ATL] Midwinter's Revel

Their Excellencies Vladimir Vladimirovich Vladimirov and Medb ingen Brain, Baron and Baroness Lochmere, invite all to the Barony of Lochmere for a day of revelry, feasting, and entertainment.


Martial Activities

Arts & Sciences Activities:
Their Excellencies will be hosting an Arts and Sciences display as well as a competition. Our theme this year is Spanish art focusing primarily on the late 15th Century. Location:
Barony of Lochmere (Lothian, Maryland)

[MID] Masque of Courtly Love XII: Play On!

If music be the food of love – play on! The Marche of Alderford proudly presents The Masque of Courtly Love XII: Play On! February 23, 2008

9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Grace United Methodist Church
1720 Schneider St. NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720

New larger site ~ more list space ~ heavy and rapier fighting ~ spacious populace lounge ~ three tracks of classes ~ theatre and bardic performance opportunities ~ Brendoken baronial court ~ additional feast places ~ Medieval Science Fair. Location:
Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio)

[OUT] Citadel Twelfth Night

Before we meet our foes upon the fields of battle at WAR! The Barony of The Citadel of the Southern Pass wishes to invite all peoples of the Known World to venture forth on a great journey where East meets West.

Citadel Twelfth Night: East Meets West
January 12, 9 am – 9 pm
January 13, 10 am – to the final death

Tourney/Feast location: Tobin Park United Methodist Church, 9410 Roanoke, El Paso, TX. War practice location: Memorial Park, El Paso, TX Location:
Barony of The Citadel of the Southern Pass (El Paso, Texas)

[ATE] Kingdom War Practice

The winds of war are upon us! Estrella War is near. Now is the time to prepare for WAR! Bring your weapons and your courage to the Kingdom War Practice on Sunday, January 6, 2008.

We will be at the Empty Acres Equine Resort in Buckeye on the large grass field south of the resort, beyond the line of trees. Site will open at 8 am with practice to commence shortly thereafter.

The site is wet but no glass containers are allowed. Site will close at 6 pm. Location:
Barony of the Sun Dragon (Buckeye, Arizona)

Byzantine-era synagogue sheds light on Jewish life

Jewish scholars are having to rethink opinions about life and culture in early Byzantine times after the discovery of a 5th century synagogue, complete with elaborate mosaic floors.

Pennsic Wakefield Cycle photos online

At Pennsic XXXVI, the Known World Players presented four plays from the Wakefield Cycle, a series of mystery plays from the late Middle Ages which were originally presented by guilds. The photos were taken by THL Milica of Varna at one of the stations where the plays were presented.