Archive - Mar 2007

March 26th

Saturday Night Fever III Photos Online

Lady Anna von Silvenhain has posted photos from the recent Saturday Night Fever III event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (16th - 18th March 2007).

March 25th

New Citizen in Drachenwald

Immanuel Adorjan reports that Jonas Philipp Adorjan was born March 21, 2007 in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Hamlet on trial?

Was Hamlet guilty of stabbing Polonius behind the arras? A jury trial being conducted as part of the Shakespeare Festival in Washington D.C. will decide. Listen to the story from the March 16 edition of All Things Considered.

Gawin and Eleanora's Gulf Wars XVI photos

Gawin der Fuchs has posted photos from Gulf Wars XVI on his website. The pictures were taken by himself and Lady Eleanora.

Ready, set go: starting gates from Colchester's Roman Circus found

Twelve starting gates from the Roman Circus at Colchester, England have been discovered by archaeologists who have been working on the site since 2004. The gates operated like "greyhound traps, unleashing the charioteers on to the quarter-mile long opening stretch of the track."

March 24th

"The Tudor Tailor" comes to Phoenix

Dennita Sewell, Curator of Fashion Design for the Phoenix Art Museum, has announced that Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies, authors of The Tudor Tailor, will present a program at the museum on June 5, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.

16th century Welsh castle for sale

Boverton Castle in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, is being auctioned starting at a mere UK£55,000. architects advise, however, that necessary renovation of the site could cost at least six figures.

12th century watchtower found in Norway

Archaeologists in Trondheim, Norway have discovered the remains of a stone watchtower built in the 12th century during the reign of King Sverre. The tower is believed to have been five stories tall.

Tworavens.org Presents: Eirik's Break the Back of Winter Photos

Eirik Andersen has published a gallery of photos from Ealdormere's recent Break the Back of Winter event on the Two Ravens website.

March 23rd

Gulf Wars photos online

Lord Skorri shares photos taken at the recent Gulf Wars XVI on the Smug Mug website.

Armour Research Society to hold conference in London

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." The conference will take place March 31-April 1, 2007 at The Wallace Collection, Hertford House in London.

Congratulations to Mistress Bridget Greywolf, OL

Bridget Greywolf was recently elevated to a Companion of the Laurel by Their Royal Majesties of Drachenwald. Genevieve la flechiere offers a chronicle of the elevation ceremony.

Uric Blackoak Knighted, Luther von Ziemer Vigiled at Gulf Wars

At Gulf Wars, Their Majesties Padruig and Linnet of Gleann Abhann vigiled THL Ulric Blackoak (called Uric) at kingdom court on Friday night and knighted him upon the field on Saturday morning.

March 22nd

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

description:
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

description:
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

description:
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

description:
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

description:
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.

March 21st

President's Reports and Conference Calls

Jason Williams, Chairman of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has posted the President's Report for the first quarter, 2007 as well as conference calls for January 31, 2007 and March 5, 2007.

Pennsic XXXVI

description:
From Pennsic.net: Pennsic War is a two week long (17 day) event lasting from the last weekend in July through the second weekend in August.

http://www.pennsicwar.org/penn36/index.html Location:
(Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania)

Trimaris Memorial Tourney

description:
You are invited to witness a Grand Tournament to select Heirs to their Royal Majesties by Right of Arms! There will also be the Champion of Trimaris Lysts, Rapier Lysts, Archery Competition, Poet Laureate Competition, Children's Activities, and much, much more!

4H Camp Ocala
18533 Nfs 535
Site Opens at 4:00 pm Friday and Closes at 11:00 am Monday
Registration opens with site & closes 3:00 pm Sunday Location:
Barony of An Crosaire (Altoona, Florida)

Meridies Coronation

description:
Spring is such a wonderful time for our Kingdom to gather in friendship to acknowledge the reign of Gunther and Kora and to witness the investiture of a new King and Queen! Please join us for a day filled with feasting, reveling and friends and enjoy the White Rose Ball, which will offer dancing entertainment and delicious bounty to satisfy every taste.

Heavy combat will take place on Saturday morning, however, no rapier combat will be held at Coronation. The Queen's Rapier Champion tourney will be at Crown List on May 5th. Location:
Barony of Bryn Madoc (Rutledge , Georgia)

Lochac Midwinter Coronation

description:
What: Bid farewell to Lochac's retiring monarchs and welcome our new King and Queen in grand style and architectural splendour with inspiring music, roaring fires, an excellent, hearty feast prepared by the Peerless Kitchen, a high ball and some remarkable entertainment. We're calling in favours and pulling out all stops to ensure you will never find a more fitting opportunity to wear your best and warmest Elizabethan... Location:
Barony of Southron Gaard (Christchurch, New Zealand)

East Kingdom Crown Tournament

description:
Be you strong of body, resolute in your conviction, steely in your resolve, and pure in your skill at arms? Are you ready to take challenge that only a meager few have been able to bear? Then come you who wish to gain the most prestigious of prizes - The Crown of the East Kingdom.

Their Majesty's Griffyth and Aikaterine, wish to witness the arrival of their heirs.

By their pleasure the Shire of Rusted Woodlands will host this most grand of spectacles! Location:
Shire of Rusted Woodlands (Tappan, New York)

East Kingdom Coronation

description:
Come One Come All! The Barony of Bergental and House ICOD are proud to invite you to attend the Coronation of Gryffith and Aikaterine. With the generous help of many friends, we are planning a gala day in celebration of our new monarchs. The site is magnificent, from the stained glass and stone arches in the sanctuary to the fireplaces in the parlors and the simple Tudor feast hall. This beautiful church hosts an annual Boar's Head Festival and is the perfect setting for modern medieval activities. Location:
Barony of Bergental (Springfield, Massachusetts)