Archive - Mar 2007

March 12th

Hunting Season 2007

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The hunting horn sounds again, deer are getting ready to flee, hunters' calls can be heard from all sides. It is Hunting Season again!

For the 8th year the shire of Ad Flumen Caerulum opens the hunting season and once more invites all archers to celebrate the beginning of the hunt from Friday to Sunday, 13th to 15th of July, 2007.

More information at the Location:
Drachenwald / Ad Flumen Caerulum / Austria

Esmeralda's Estrella photo albums

Esmeralda of the Lakes has posted some spectacular photos from the recent Estrella War XXIII including battle shots, animals, and fun at parties.

Beltane Collegium

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Join the Shire of Hrafnafjörðr (Ravensfjord) as we host our Spring Collegium. Hot beverages will be provided. This is a wet site with drinks that can be bought in the bar through your Autocrat, and her assistant. No one else is allowed in the bar to buy drinks or hangout. No liquor is allowed to be brought from the outside into the building. We will be having a finger food pot luck that will be held through the whole Collegium. We will be ending the evening with a Bardic Practice so, please bring your song books and instruments to join in. Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Kenai, Alaska)

Midrealm Crown Tournament & A&S Competition

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Join the Marche of Gwyntarian in the Barony of Brendoken as the Marche and friends host Crown Tournament and Kingdom A&S Saturday, May 26 & Sunday May 27, 2007. Site opens 9AM and closes at 10PM.

The event site is the Tadmor Shrine Center in Akron, Ohio, at the junction of Arlington Road and I-77. An HC-friendly site, the building is all on one floor, and features a main hall that measures over 6,000 square feet. Location:
Marche of Gwyntarian (Akron, Ohio)

ID Viceroy Tourney

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To Choose, by right of Arms, our new Viceregal couple; join us in our neighbouring Shire of West Dragoningshire.

Site: Butchers Coppice Scout Camp and Community Outdoor Centre, Holloway Avenue, Bear Cross, Bournemouth BH11 9JW

The site has 30 beds with real mattresses and 30 camp mattresses for crash space (first come, first served). Showers are available on site. There is a small (10 metre ) archery range available if we can provide a GNAS certificated Marshal. Location:
Shire of Mynydd Gwyn (Bournemouth, England)

Gallow Games - Carnivale

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The Shire of Crystal Crags cordially invites you to come celebrate the survival of winter and the coming of spring as we host a weekend of fun games and merriment as we transform Castle Silver Oak into a medieval Carnivale.

Our entire Shire is stepping up to offer many different games and competitions: Sponge catapults, darts, human chess and checkers, roving rapier, dice and card games, ring toss, coin toss, archery, chariot boffer jousting, caber toss for adults and smalls, boffer fighting, stone throw, and oh so many more! Location:
Shire of Crystal Crags (Columbia Falls, Montana)

Artemisia Crown Tournament

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As the Artemisian sun rises above the horizon and shines her light across these glorious lands and Winter has given way to Spring, Their Royal Majesties will begin their quest for the next Crowned Prince and Princess of all Artemisia. To all you warriors, shake the dirt out of your boots and shine the rust off of your armor as the Kingdom prepares to assemble in the Shire of Twae Linnes for a grand and magnificent tournament. Location:
Shire of Twae Linnes (Twin Falls, Idaho)

Medieval graveyard found in Icelandic basement

At least ten graves believed to date back to the Middle Ages were found in a basement of a house in Rangá in Hróarstunga, east Iceland.

March 11th

Positions open for Estrella XXIV

Master Joseph Walter McFadden, and Mistress Isabeau della Farfalla, Event Coordinators for Estrella War XXIV, have announced that several staff positions for next year's War are still open. They will be accepting application until May 5, 2007.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for March 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for March 2007.

More Estrella photos online

Baroness Bridget Lucia MacKenzie of the Kingdom of Caid has posted a nice album of photos from Estrella War XXIII on the Blazing Sword website.

Collegium Cantorum to perform in D.C.

Collegium Cantorum, a musical group that "specializes in large forms for small choirs and draws most of its repertory from the masterworks of medieval and Renaissance Europe," will present two concerts in the Washington D.C. area on March 31 and April 1, 2007.

March 10th

Alexandra Faith Taylor born in the Midrealm

Their Majesties of the Middle Kingdom have a new subject: Alexandra Faith Taylor, born to Lady Genovefa de Terranova and Lord Gregor MacHugh February 25, 2007.

Discussion list for SCA bards

The Yahoogroup SCA_songbook gives bards, bard wannabes and performance junkies a chance to share songs and ideas online.

"Helm cam" video from Estrella

Videographer "beartlaoi" has posted a series of "helm cam" videos from the Sunday battles at Estrella War XXIII.

The Tudors come to Showtime

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers will star as the young Henry VIII in Showtime's new series The Tudors. The series begins Sunday April 1, 2007 at 20:00 (EST).

March 9th

Lost Stonehenge altar stone found

Archaeologist Dennis Price believes he has located the lost altar stone from Stonehenge. First identified in the 17th century, the stone by architect Inigo Jones, the altar may now lie, in two sections, along a Wiltshire village road.

Ravenna: Italy's mosaic treasure trove

Joan Scobey of the Post-Gazette travels to Ravenna, Italy, the ancient capital of three empires, and describes its historic pleasures for her readers.

Stonemarche Baronial Tax Court

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Fellow members of Stonemarche, pay heed. The time has come once again. Their Excellencies, Don Juan Lazaro Ramirez Xavier and Signora Maria Pagani, Baron and Baronessa Stonemarche, invite their subjects to bring forth and present to them taxes due.

What is Tax Court? It's a chance for all of Stonemarche to show off what they are best at, be it fabric or food, illusion or illumination, dance or Location:
Barony of Stonemarche (Merrimack, New Hampshire)

Oertha Summer Coronet

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On July 20-22, Prince Cyrus and Princess Caitríona invite you to journey to the Shire of Hrafnafjordr where we will await the outcome of the Coronet List for the determination of Their Heirs. In honor of His Highness, it will be a Roman-themed Coronet. The chosen site is a secluded lakeside setting with much room for pageantry both large and small. Bring your banners, your Roman 'bling' and your imaginations! Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Kenai, Alaska)

St. Mathieus 2007

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Greetings one and all from the fair shire of Turmstadt. There has been much turmoil and questioning and we now have answers. The answer is, YES! There will be a St. Mathieu's Day Tourney this year and as follows is all the information at this point. The date is set for March 23 - 25.

Site:
Hennemann Gasthof
Schloss Strasse 2
Unterleiterbach
96199 Zapfendorf
Germany

Location:
Shire of Turmstadt (Zapfendorf, Germany)

Winter's Gate Irish Revel

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Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one, come all to revel in the splendors of Ireland on our great day of heritage. We invite you all to cast off the cold and dreary white of winter and enjoy the succulent greens of soon-to-arrive spring. The hearth will be warm and fighting will commence before we can all sit down to feast on whatever is left after the table top siege is done. That's right; build and bring your own tabletop (food) siege weapons, decorated either in the style of the Irish defenders or the invading English, Scotts, or Vikings. Remember that the food fight will be held with Location:
Shire of Winter's Gate (North Pole, Alaska)

Barony of Oldenfeld Anniversary: Siege of Constantinople

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Barony of Oldenfeld Anniversary April 27-29, 2007: Siege of Constantinople. YMCA Camp Indian Springs, 2387 Bloxham Cut-Off Rd., Crawfordville, Florida 32327.

Activities:

  • Byzantine brawling for both Heavy and Light Baronial Championships!
  • Marvelous meals made merrily by Mistress Mairi Ceilidh!
  • A superbly sanguineous Siege of Constantinople staged by Master Octavio!
  • Downright daredevil dancing dealt by THL Eoin! Location:
    Barony of Oldenfeld (Crawfordville, Florida)

How to Run a Tourney Ithra

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This small Ithra will be held at a private residence in the outskirts of Bellingham, WA. *The land is very soggy and parking will be severely limited--please carpool! There may be a parking lot about a mile away that we can use, and shuttle people back & forth, but plan to share rides!*

This is a small, 1-1/2 track Ithra featuring classes for learning how to manage the various aspects of running a tourney. We will have: Location:
Shittimwoode (Bellingham, Washington)

Orlare L’irruzione

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Come one and all to the aid of Canale! Citizens of our Shire have had their lands stolen and are being held captive by the Barony of Fettburg. Our only honorable option is WAR. Join our ranks to beat back the insidious creep of Fettburg's encroachment or your lands may be next!

Site Fee is by donation.
Site opens at 9AM.
Armor Inspection at 9:30AM.
Fighting Begins at 10AM and ends at sundown. Scenarios will include Heavy weapons and combat archery. Location:
Shire of Canale (Grayson, California)

Break the Back of Winter 17: A Silver Masque

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Break the Back of Winter the 17th: A Silver Masque -- A Celebration of spring to come and this year the 25th Anniversary of Skraeling Althing as a Barony!! To take place On March 17th 2007, in the Canton of Greyfells!!

Theme: A Late period Masque. Those who attend are encouraged to wear a mask, and dress in Red, White and/or Silver to commemorate our Barony's anniversary!

Reservations: Please contact Dame Sarra [hfraser@kingston.net], or Lord Location:
Canton of Greyfells (Kingston, Ontario)

Alienor Russeal elevated in AEthelmearc

Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, recently elevated Alienor Russeal to the Order of the Laurel. The elevation took place at the College of Three Ravens in the Barony of Thescorre.

Gleann Abhann's Fighter Collegium photos online

Marion Leoncina da Susa has posted photos from the Fighters' Collegium which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

March 8th

The Orange Battles highlight Storico Carnevale di Ivrea

Each winter during Carnival Season, hundreds gather in the town square of Ivrea, Italy to watch teams of merry-makers pelt each other with oranges. This carnage is part of the Storico Carnevale di Ivrea.

A new fighter for the Midrealm!

Their Excellencies Countess Noelle and Count Alaric of the Middle Kingdom have announced the birth of Their son, Gavin Bryce Miller.