Archive - Dec 2007
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 19:02
The Swedish military has altered the symbol of the Nordic Battlegroup's coat of arms, an intact heraldic lion, after protest from female soldiers.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 15:32
Aine DeLacey has posted an album of photos from the recent Yule Feast in the Barony of Fettburg (West Kingdom).
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 14:32
It's time again to come together in mid-winter, enjoy the warmth of friendship & eat questionable food as Würm Wald Presents FESTIVAL Of MAIDENS 35: ÞORRABLÓT III
Saturday 19 January 2008
Historic Lincoln Hotel 209 South Broadway • Urbana, IL 61801 Come Join Us for the Usual Mayhem and Fun! Site Opens 9 am • Site closes 12 midnight
Make checks payable to SCA--Würm Wald
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 12:37
You are invited to attend Jour d'Amour III: Viking Love and experience a weekend of fun and friends. Get your team together for the IRON GARB II competition! We are also hosting a skaldic competition and a tablet weaving contest. Come see the beautiful Valkyries escort heroic warriors off the field of battle!
As this year's event has a Viking theme, many of Shire of Drakenmere will be wearing Viking garb to help set the stage. We invite all who wish to participate by wearing Viking garb to please do so! If you need some simple patterns for ladies' wear, they can be found here: Viking Apron (can be worn over a simple T-tunic or over the Viking Underdress), Viking Underdress, Viking Cap. Viking brooches and other accessories can be found at Raymond's Quiet Press and other places on the Internet.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 11:59
Once again House Serpentius and House Wilmot, under the generosity of the Barony of Bhakail and the Bailiwick of Ivyeinurst, are sponsoring a celebration of all things involved in hitting! Last year's event was such a success, we have already outgrown our site. This year's site has a much larger area for fighting, fencing and merchants! the only thing this site does not have is free parking -- the parking costs $8/day for a lot with an attendant and $5/day for a lot without an attendant, as a result, House Serpentius will cover the entire site cost. THE EVENT IS FREE! Location:
Barony of Bhakail (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 11:30
Just a friendly reminder, the Northern Cavalry Practice will be held Saturday December 29 in Mentone Alabama. We have well trained rentals available for $10 you get a horse for the day, for any level of rider from first timers to the more experienced. If you are interested in attending the practice please e-mail me off list (firstname.lastname@example.org) so I can make arrangements for the horses. Location:
Kingdom of Meridies (Mentone, Alabama)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 11:22
The Province of Tree-Girt-Sea presents our Annual Twelfth Night Celebration! Join us in celebrating the season and the traditions that make this time! Our theme is the Seven Deadly Sins – so expect some examination of them along with ways that we can combat them and embrace the virtues.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 10:22
Join the Marche of Three Towers for the second Oaken Regional Cook's Symposium. Join us as the cooks of the kingdom share knowledge, discuss and learn new techniques (and old techniques), share recipes, and, of course, eat. The site is handicapped accessible. There will be activities on both floors, and there is an elevator between.
St. Timothy's Lutheran Church
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 10:17
Archaeologists are working to re-create a Roman "superglue" used to stick silver laurel leaves to legionnaires' battle helmets. Traces of the glue were discovered on iron helmets found near the German town of Xanten which were buried in river mud for more than 1500 years.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 10:13
The Barony of the Middle Marches is pleased to invite all gentles to Middle Marches Baronial Twelfth Night: A day of Dancing, Feasting and Bardic Revelry!
January 19, 2008, A.S. 42
Hilliard Presbyterian Church
Site fees: $6.00 per gentle over age 12, $3.00 for children 6-12, Free for babes in arms. Family fee maximum is $18.00 (does NOT include the $3.00 per person non-member surcharge, if applicable)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-12-21 18:16
THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for December 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-12-21 12:37
New research states that a pint of Guinness a day "may work as well as an aspirin to prevent heart clots that raise the risk of heart attacks," according to an article in the BBC.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-12-21 09:13
Aaron of Buckminster and Brigid inghen MaolMichil of the Kingdom of Northshield have announced the birth of their daughter Lillian Teresa Joyce Lloyd on December 17, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 21:31
"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!
Gather in our grander feast hall.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 21:16
The Shire of Loch Bais is proud to present Gleann Abhann Fighters' Collegium & War Practice February 22nd - 24th, 2008
To be held at the
The shire of Loch Bais asks that you provide your own feast gear for all meals.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 21:12
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)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 19:45
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 19:31
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!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 19:00
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 17:16
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)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 17:10
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
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!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 17:04
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)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 16:48
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 16:25
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.
Arts & Sciences Activities:
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 16:11
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
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 15:58
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
Tourney/Feast location: Tobin Park United Methodist Church, 9410 Roanoke, El Paso, TX. War practice location: Memorial Park, El Paso, TX
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 15:52
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 13:19
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-20 08:47
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.
Submitted by Racaire on Wed, 2007-12-19 17:36
Racaire shares an album of photos from a recent trip to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Austria. The photos include some beautiful images of artwork and jewelry.