Archive - Mar 22, 2007

Hands-on history

Members of the Barony of Dragonsspine were the subject of a recent article by Jennifer Wilson for the Colorado Springs Gazette. She writes, "The sound of swords crashing against heavy shields and the clatter of dueling rapiers echoed over the battlefield the night of March 8."

Ragnarok VIII

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Join us for the season's first camping event. Activities will include: Heavy fighting, Fencing, Archery, Youth Combat, Bardic goodness and A&S classes. Fishing is also permitted on Lake Belwood, pursuant to the laws of Ontario (bring a fishing license).

Camp Bellaleo
860 8th Line
Fergus, Ontario

Site fee per day:
$7 per adult 16+ (maximum $25 for weekend)
$4 for children 5-15 (maximum $12 for weekend) Location:
Barony of Ramshaven (Fergus, Ontario)

A Sworded Affaire

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Sworded Affaire has fallen into the hands of the 7 Heavenly Virtues and the 7 Deadly Sins. This day will offer a few A & S classes for those who wish not to fight, Classes such as “Navigation by the Stars”,and “How would you really die?”.

Three tournaments and possibly a melee or two held by Don Govanen Blackwell for those who are all about the fighting, Tournaments such as “Epee only”, “Schlager only”, and a “Burning Deck Tourney” Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Moriarty, New Mexico)

Tournament of Chivalry and Baronial Investiture

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The Barony of Nottinghill Coill invites one and all to attend the fourth Tournament of Chivalry and Baronial Investiture on 21 April 2007, in Bennetsville, SC. Come join us as the young adults of Atlantia host a day of tournaments to celebrate martial prowess, chivalry and the investiture of Nottinghill Coill’s new baronage.

As the focus of martial activities, Atlantia's Knights shall challenge any who would face them on the tournament field in a variety of weapons forms. A small area shall also be available for those who wish to ply their skills outside of the tournament. Though no points will be kept during the tournament, Her Majesty and her Ladies will be casting watchful eyes upon the field, and taking particular interest in chivalric acts. Prizes shall be awarded for valor and prowess. Location:
Barony of Nottinghill Coill (Bennettsville, South Carolina)

Great Northern War IX

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Come to the North's premiere war event. War, war and more war! The War also includes tournament, A&S competitions, fencing, jousting, archery, feasting, war, drinking and much merriment. This is a fully catered event from Friday night soup kitchen to Monday lunch.

http://www.sca.org.au/riverhaven/great_northern_war.htm

Location:
Barony of River Haven (Samford, Queensland)

Conference of the Armour Research Society 2007

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The Armour Research Society is bringing together some of the finest minds in the field of arms and armour research from both the United Stated and Europe . For 2007, we are congregating in London at The Wallace Collection, Hertford House.

Conference of the Armour Research Society 2007

March 31 – April 1, 2007

The Wallace Collection
Hertford House
Manchester Square Location:
Armour Research Society (London, England)

Armor and weapons stolen from Gulf Wars battlefield

HL Tymm Gard reports on an unfortunate incident at the recent Gulf Wars XVI: the theft of a great deal of armor and weapons from the battlefield. Tymm lists the items, together with some colorful curses for whoever stole them.

Viking Age journal online

Ceinan of House Kraken reports that the November 2000 edition of the archaeological journal Acta Archaeologica is available online. The issue is dedicated to articles on the Viking Age.

Scholar believes St. Patrick in Ireland earlier than 5th century

Celtic scholar and linguist Daniel Melia believes that St. patrick may have preached his message to the Irish 50 years earlier than previously believed. The earlier time period would place the saint within provincial Roman society rather than during tribal invasions.

Photos from Atlantia's St Urhos Tourney

Adam Ingram reports that photos from the 5th Annual St Urhos Tourney are now available online.