Archive - Jan 2007

January 22nd

New Atlantian Cooking Laurel

His Royal Highness, Prince Valharic Caligula Aurelius of Atlantia, former king of the Midrealm, was elevated to the Order of the Laurel for his skill in cookery at Twelfth Night in Atlantia, January 13, 2007.

Oertha Winter Coronet photos

Combat Chris has posted photos from the recent Winter Coronet Tourney in the Principality of Oertha (Alaska).

January 21st

Story behind "Tournaments Illuminated" cover art

A discussion of the cover art of the Fall 2006 issue of Tournaments Illuminated, the quarterly publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, led to an explanation by the artist, Sean P. Clancy.

13th century treasures found in Berwick dig

Archaeologists working at a dig in the Walkergate area of Berwick, England have uncovered a number of artifacts dating to the "heyday of Berwick," including a silver coin from the reign of Henry III.

"The Life and Times of Geoffrey Chaucer" workshop in Louisiana

On Saturday February 10, 2007 a free teacher workshop will be held at the Lafayette Public Library (Lafayette, Louisiana). Featured Speakers will include: SLU professor and History Department Chair Dr. William Robison, History Professor and Social Studies Education coordinator Charles Elliott, Acadiana Medieval Faire cast director Wade Heaton, and local early musician Patrick Brown.

Move may endanger Viking ships

Critics of a plan to move three 1000-year-old Viking ships to a new museum believe that the plan could destroy the irreplaceable artifacts.

January 20th

Estrella Announcements

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXIII, has announced that the Estrella website has been updated with new information regarding tent rental, RV waste management and airport transportation.

Christian Michael Mallett Born in Atenveldt

Christian Michael Mallett was born on Sunday, 14 January 2007 at 1:24 p.m. to Lord Vallawulf Rurikson and Lady Cécile de Brétigny.

Education Commisioner Rules Sword Okay in Yearbook Photo

Paul Pontarelli, a hearing officer for the Rhode Island state school commission, says that a local high school must allow a sword-wielding photo of SCA member Patrick Agin to be published.

Rhiannan of Lowery, Western Herbalist and Textiles Expert, has died

Rhiannon Lowrey, Wylowen's wife and Mistress Seelie's apprentice, died Saturday afternoon, 13 January 2007, at her home in Camino, CA.

12 Hour War Postponed

Anteorra's 12 Hour War has been postponed, HL Chiara Francesca, Kingdom Webminister, announced Friday. A new date will be announced later.

January 19th

New Viking Find in Western Norway

A newly discovered 9th Century grave in Western Norway is yielding many treasures. The grave of a female has so far produced jewelry, many pearls, glass beads, scissors, a knife and other household utensils. The quality and size of the finds indicate a high status grave.

Volunteers needed for Mongolian archaeology project

Mongolian enthusiasts may find an outlet for their interests during the summer of 2007 when the Silkroad Foundation, in conjunction with the National Museum of Mongolian History and the University of Pennsylvania, will sponsor excavations in the Altai Mountains of Khovd aimag, Mongolia.

Roman military road found in the Netherlands

Dutch archaeologists have uncovered what they believe to be a Roman limes, a military road used to patrol against the onslaught of Germanic tribes.

Photos from Lochac's 12th Night/Coronation

Jane Stockton has posted photos from the recent 12th Night/Coronation event which took place January 6, 2007 in the Barony of Rowany (Sydney, New South Wales).

January 18th

Stowe Faire III

description:
At last the Mahout returns and the elephants are banished. Friday night sees simple but wholesome fayre followed by a night of answering profound questions of fundamental significance Saturday is a day of mixed melees & A&S workshops. For the melees two teams hand picked by two captains will contest the field in search of riches and glory. See the Captains pick their side and challenge their foe for the Box of Rocks, the bridge and the fort. View or be part of the clash of arms or attend one of the classes dedicated to the gentle arts. Location:
Stowe on the Wolde (Austral. New South Wales)

Estrella Bardic Concerts: Bigger and Better than Ever

The Estrella War Bardic Concert Series- Bigger and Better than ever! Join us Sunday night at the Grand Court Pavilion for two incredible concerts!

Winter War Maneuvers 2007

description:
Join the Falcon host as we prepare for the sands of Estrella. Hosted by Scarlett Keep and the Barony of Mag Mor.

Saturday January 20, 2007
Site open from: 9 am to 6 pm
Location: Lancaster Event Center
Address: 4100 North 84th Street Lincoln, NE
Site fees: $7 for SCA members (additional $3 surcharge applies for non-members)
Make checks payable to: SCA Inc. Barony of Mag Mor Location:
Scarlett Keep and the Barony of Mag Mor (Lincoln, Nebraska)

Dracula's castle for sale

Bran Castle, near Brasov, Romania, was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's classic Dracula. Now the 14th century castle is up for sale for a "paltry" UK£40 million.

Pillaged Village Arts and Sciences Event

description:
Cedarwood village has been devastated by wind, burned by fire, and pillaged by raiders who have enslaved and taken away the Master Craftsmen of this once great Mecca of Art, Craft and Science. But we shall rebuild.

We have scoured the Kingdom for Master Craftsmen who will share their skills in a weekend event April 20-22. Events include but are not limited to: Sheep Shearing & Wool Processing, Blacksmithing & Casting, Location:
Barony of Mag Mor (Unadilla, Nebraska)

Caid 12th Night Photos Online

Lady Eilidh Swann has posted an album of Photos of Caid's recent Twelfth Night and Bard of Caid events.

Shakespeare's Church Has Leaky Roof

The caretakers of the church where William Shakespeare was baptized and buried want help to fix its leaky roof. Holy Trinity Church in Stratford upon Avon is seeking sponsors to "adopt a gargoyle" and help the church provide the extensive maintenance needed.

January 17th

Anglo-Saxon Finds in East Sussex Church

Renovations on St Andrew's Church, at Bishopstone, near Seaford, have revealed Anglo-Saxon features dated back as far as the late 7th Century. This puts the age of the church back 100 years compared to previous datings.

Eskalyan Dance and Schmooze

description:
The holiday season is now behind us. To brighten your holiday doldrums and rid yourselves of all of the old year's regrets, we once again invite the populace of Eskalya, nay, the Known World, to join us. This is the time of year to spend in good cheer when neighbors, friends and family gather to meet. We are thinking warm and sunny thoughts with offerings of desserts, dance and diversions to chase the cold winter away. Location:
Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Montaigne du Roi Prize Tourney

description:
This event includes heavy fighting, spear throwing and rapier. This being a prize tourney, there will of course be a number of prizes for each event. Prize details to be announced at a later date. Furthermore, two sumptuous soups will be provided, one vegetarian, one not; plus hot or cold drinks, depending on the weather.

Montaigne du Roi Prize Tourney
February 24, 2007
Location: Whispering Pines Park (on Pacific St.), Monterey CA Location:
Barony of Darkwood (Monterey, California)

Hawks Feast/Archery Tourney

description:
We look forward to welcoming you to the Winter Darkwood Archery Tourney. We will be running the Royal Rounds as usual, with submissions going towards IKAC ranking. Marshals and time permitting, we shall also be holding a variety of other shoots. If you have anything that you would like to see run, please contact the archery organizer Hraefn fram Lindune.

Hawks Feast/Archery Tourney
January 20, 2007 Location:
Barony of Darkwood (Morgan Hill, California)

Travels Along The Silk Road

description:
Greetings unto the populace of Gleann Abhann, please join the gentles of Grey Niche in a celebration of the Arts & Sciences.

Travels Along The Silk Road
Candlemas - Regional A & S Collegium

February 3, 2007

Baker Community Center
7942 Church Street
Millington,Tennessee 38053

Event Pricing - event fees include feast
Members / Non-Members
Adult $9.00 / Adult $12.00 Location:
(Millington,Tennessee)

Siege Engine Tourney

description:
The call has gone out far and wide; bring all your BIG toys to see who can shoot the furthest, the most accurately and make the most destruction!

Come and take part in the Incipient Shire of Radburne’s first siege engine tourney! This is a camping event with tourney and feast!

The site will open Friday to Sunday. Friday night will be a soup kitchen, breakfast and lunch will be provided Saturday and Sunday and don’t forget Location:
Incipient Shire of Radburne (Wellington, New South Wales)

Winter Oasis

description:
First, this is THE Middle Eastern/belly- dancing/all you can eat/all you can dance/all you can drum wonderful event that is one of the cornerstones of Unser Hafen! We have classes in beginning belly dance, Asian-infused belly dance, and a multi-hour Hafla! We will also have wonderful classes such as Middle Eastern Personas, Turban Wrapping, Arabic Alphabet, and the art of Henna! Or, if you just want to eat and eat and eat and eat and eat...you are definitely in luck! Bring your feast gear, because we will have a glorious feast consisting of lamb, meat wrapped in pastry, pilaf, couscous, a flatbread bar, haroset, an immense array of vegetable delicacies including carrot tzimmes, stuffed dates, baklava and ...? And if this inspires you to try your hand at cooking, we have a class on the Culinary Quest of the Middle East. If you've already been inspired to whip up a delicacy, we will greatly appreciate anything you wish to pass. (We do request that you bring an ingredients card with your dish, so people with allergies do not put themselves in harms way.) You may also wish to note that this is a wet site for those above the age of 21, so please feel free to bring anything that you have made! Location:
Barony of Unser Hafen (Fort Collins, Colorado)

Saturday Night Fever III

description:
Pack your instruments and dancing shoes and come to the third dance and music weekend offered by the Shire of Meadowmarsh. This event is especially for all those who enjoy dancing and learning new dances. Often there is not enough dancing at events, so we have created a weekend only for music and dance. We have hired the best dance teachers and musicians, so don't miss your chance to dance until your feet get blisters. Location:
Shire of Meadowmarsh (Duedelsheum, Germany)