Archive - Mar 2007

St. Patrick's Day parade and demo photos online

Ianuk reports that photos of the St. Patrick's Day Parade and demo taken recently in the Kingdom of Atenveldt by Lady Zephia are now available online.

Cornish language proposal online

UdnFormScrefys, a group of Cornish users, has created a proposal for a written form of the Cornish language. They hope to submit it soon to the Cornish Language Commission.

Medieval Abbey Undergoing Refurbishment

The medieval Torre Abbey in Torquay is undergoing the first phase of a UK£6.5 million refurbishment to turn it into an educational facility and tourist attraction.

Tir-y-don Baronial Investiture photos

Adriana reports that she has posted photos from the recent Baronial Investiture of Jean-Claude and Alyna in the Barony of Tir-y-don (Atlantia).

March 30th

St. Mathieus Photos Online

Lady Anna von Silvenhain has posted photos from the recent St. Mathieus event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald, held March 23-25, 2007).

Hancock Fabrics stores to close across the country

Hancock Fabrics, Inc., a major resource for SCA costumers, has recently filed for protection and relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. This will cause the closing of many of the fabric stores across the country.

Gulf Wars videos online

Jinan from the Kingdom of the Outlands has posted three videos from the Gulf Wars XVI.

14th century astrolabe brings record price

A rare 14th century astrolade quadrant has been auctioned off to an anonymous bidder for UK£138,000. The instrument was crafted of brass in 1388 and was used "for telling time, mapping the stars and taking measurements."

March 29th

Reminders for Rowany Festival

Berenger, Steward for Lochac's Rowany Festival, has posted a few reminders of particular interest to those attending the event, especially relating to security and transportation.

Police still stumped by murder of West Kingdom man

Ten years ago, father and son Neal and Brendan Abernathy were murdered in their home in Contra Costa, California, but police are no closer to discovering their killer.

Spain's Alhambra palace subject of Freer Gallery lecture

On Saturday April 7, 2007, Oxford University scholar Jeremy Johns will present a lecture on the Alhambra, the "best preserved palace of the medieval Islamic world," in the Meyer Auditorium of the Freer Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Photos of Anealean 20th Anniversary Camping Weekend

Maria of Heybridge has posted photos from Lochac's Anealean 20th Anniversary Camping Weekend.

March 28th

Author believes Portuguese discovered Australia

Beyond Capricorn, a new book by Australian author Peter Trickett, theorizes that the Portuguese, rather than the Dutch or British, are responsible for the discovery of Australia. The theory is based largely on a 16th century maritime map.

French re-enactor shares armor research

On his website, French re-enactor Bernhardt de Teyssonnière (his period name) shares photos of his armor as well as the sources he used for his research.

Ice Dragon photos online

Meg the Mad reports that she has posted photos from the recent Ice Dragon event in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos were taken by her lord husband Leonardo of Sunderoak.

March 27th

Feast of Fools

description:
Friends and Fools of the Outlands! The Barony of Dragonsspine invites one and all to join us for a day of revelry in celebration of our annual Feast of Fools.

The theme of this year's festivities is Camelot. Whether it be Monty Python or the musical by Frederick Loewe that grabs your interest, come dressed for play in your Camelot best.

Come, bring your personal and/or family arms to decorate our Hall's Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Woodland Park, Colorado)

Ceilidh in the Shire of Dun Ard

description:
Join us for Ceilidh. There will be an archery competition with moving targets, an Arts and a Science competition, and of course lots and lots of fighting. We’ll have Scottish highland games run by Lord Corwyn MacCamie and an excellent feast will be prepared by Lady Ishmala Hatun bint Johara.

There will be an Inn for lunch and Bardic in the evening.

Where: Hunt Lodge, Ft Leavenworth, KS Location:
Shire of Dun Ard (Ft Leavenworth, Kansas)

North Oaken Regional Arts and Sciences Competition

description:
North Oaken Regional Arts and Sciences Competition And Baronial Standard Bearer's Competition

April 21, 2007

Site opens at 9:30 am and closes at 7 pm

• Standard Bearer's Tournament Information •
The Champion d'arc competition will happen rain or shine, however there is no indoor space for rapier or Heavy Weapons so those competitions will happen outdoors at the discretion of the Marshals in charge. See the Activities page for more information. Location:
Barony of the Cleftlands (Willoughby, Ohio)

Encampment at the Castle VII

description:
Encampment at the Castle VII June 22, 23, & 24, 2007 at The Mansfield Reformatory

The Mansfield Reformatory
100 Reformatory Road
Mansfield, Ohio 44905
419-522-2644

Pre-register with the Event Steward by June 15, 2007:
$9.00 per adult for the weekend (Max $27 per family)
$6.00 per adult Saturday only
Ages 6 to 13 half price
5 and under - free
A $3.00 surcharge applies to all adult non-member admissions Location:
Marche of Three Towers (Mansfield, Ohio)

TaraWatch strives to save sacred site

An online campaign to save the historic Hill of Tara in Ireland has been created. TaraWatch is hoping to collect enough money to pay for a professional archaeological assessment of the M3 motorway at the site.

Clancy Day XX

description:
Clancy Day 2007 has been set for April 7th

Site open 9am and closes 10pm
Court to be determined by Her Majesty
Feast dependant upon court

Site Fee:
Adult member $8
13-17 member $7
youth under 13 $4
child under age 6 free
Non-member surcharge $4

Location
Ecole secondaire E J Lajeunesse
Street address: 600 EC Row Ouest
Windsor,ON, Canada, N8X 3J3 Location:
Shire of Starleaf Gate (Windsor, Ontario)

Wasteland War Games

description:
The drums of War can be heard coming from the mountains as a gentle wind blows across the valley of Windale! OK so there will be drums and lots of wind of course, but not war, like some might think. We will have many of the war-like games you have all grown to love. Hobby horse jousting, crazy hard suit tourney, scavenger hunting and of course tossing of some poor object. There will be a silent auction with many of our local artisans showing their talents. Location:
Shire of Windale (Kingman Arizona)

A Kid in King Roak’s Court

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The Barony of Rising Waters is pleased to introduce the fourth Annual Children’s Fair in Ealdormere “A Kid in King Roak’s Court” Saturday, March 31, 2007, A.S. XL

Trinity United Church Hall
15 Pine Street S, Thorold, ON
L2V 3L1

Site opens: 9:00 a.m., Site Closes: 10:00 p.m.
By choice the event will be Dry.
No pets allowed - working animals only.

Site Only Fees: Location:
Barony of Rising Waters (Thorold, Ontario)

Caer Galen Cavalier Challenge

description:
My Lords and Ladies, pray attend. The Barony of Caer Galen would like to invite all equestrian minded gentles to come and show off your skill with lance and sword, and watch the pageantry.

Majestic war horses from across the kingdom are called forth to gather and compete in regal style. Come watch the grace and grandeur of the cavalry. There will be equestrian and rapier challenges to delight. Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Berthoud, Colorado)

Birthday of the Black Prince - CANCELLED

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Noble Gentles, join the Barony of Black Diamond in true 14th century fashion as we celebrate the Birthday of Edward, the Black Prince of Wales. The day will consist of contests of arms, mounted games, archery and a wide assortment of arts and sciences.

Martial Activities: There will be a heavy tourney, rapier tourney and archery shoots throughout the day as well as mounted games. Contact luther_josephus@yahoo.com for information. Location:
Barony of Black Diamond (Bland, Virginia)

Fools' War

description:
Follow the call of the doumbeks and direct your camel towards the desert lands! Raid the Kasbah, battle for Megiddo, or assume the powers of Egyptian deities in our Friday tournament. Enjoy rapier fighting, equestrian activities, youth combat, children's activities, archery, live weapons, classes, shopping, a scavenger hunt, multiple nights of various revels, and much more!

Site: Lake Tobesofkee Recreation Area, Sandy Beach Park Location:
Shire of Tir Briste (Macon, Georgia)

NE Regional Fighter Practice

description:
It is my honor to write to you today to promote my event, the NE Regional Fighter Practice held on 3/31 in the Barony of Coeur d'Ennui (Camp Dodge Military Base, Johnston, IA Held inside the MILLER ARMORY.) From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. we will have Authorizations, Melee classes which culminate in Huscarl VS the world matches and onsite showers. The site fee is $5/mem & $8/non-member.

If you want up to 6 hours of swinging a stick and having a lot of fun, come Location:
Barony of Coeur d'Ennui (Johnston, Iowa)

Gulf War XVI featured in local article.

An article posted in the local Hattiesburg, Mississippi paper features brief interviews with several SCA folk attending Gulf Wars.

Viking Vinter Vunderland Views

Lord Lochlan Mac Hay, Hospitaller for the Barony of Caerthe in the Outlands, has posted photos from the recent Viking Vinter Vunderland event.

March 26th

Gulf Wars: A 'Review' by a first time attendee

Siegfried Sebastian Faust, a first-time attendee at Gulf Wars XVI, has posted a review of the event on the Atlantia list, touching especially on how the war compares to Pennsic.