Archive - Apr 25, 2007

West Kingdom Crown Tourney photos online

Lady Esmeralda of the Lakes has once again created a wonderful album of SCA photos, this time from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West.

"Knights of the Little Woods"

The state of Maryland has a 200-year tradition of ring jousting, where riders compete to snare a small ring with a lance made of wood, but the sport has largely died out. Now ring jousting is making a comeback. Mary Battiata of the Washington Post has the story.

Border Raids

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Rumbles of discontent are being heard on the Northern Borders. It's once again time to sharpen your swords, feather your arrows and join their Meridien Majesties as they meet the forces of the Dragon Crown on the field at Border Raids.

June 22 thru 24, 2007
Camp Carlson, 9210 US Route 60, Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

Join us as the forces of Meridies and the Middle once again clash on the fields of Fort Carlson in Fort Knox Kentucky. We promise plenty of melees and more fighting than you can shake a stick at. Location:
Kingdom of Meridies (Fort Knox, Kentucky)

Winchester Pilgrimage II

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West Dragoningshire invites all lords, barons, knights, and esquires, along with their ladies and all other gentles of any station, to join them in the second Winchester Pilgrimage.

The medieval buildings of the Hospital of St Cross are again the setting for the Winchester Pilgrimage, as we journey along the water meadows to Winchester Cathedral testing our knowledge of medieval saints, symbols, and Location:
West Dragoningshire (Winchester, England)

Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday

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The East and the West have been discovering and rediscovering each other for centuries. Rome knew of strange peoples to the East they called Seres, the Silk People, who created the ethereal fabric favored by wealthy Roman women. Gold flowed from the Empire in rivers so Roman wives displayed more of their bodies then Roman husbands felt strictly necessary.

Surprisingly, the Roman Senate tried to ban silk on both moral and economic Location:
Barony of Sacred Stone (Booneville, North Carolina)

An Tir/West War

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THIS IS A CALL TO ARMS! AN TIR ONCE AGAIN SUFFERS FROM INCURSIONS FROM THE WEST, AND AN TIR WILL ANSWER WITH HER ARMIES! THE TIME HAS COME TO DEFEND OUR BORDERS AGAINST OUR FOES er friends?!

The site opens at 10am on June 29th for preregged and merchants and 1pm for everyone else. Gate fees are US$15 for adult members NMS applies to all adult nonmembers, and US$10 for those 12-17. US$5 Children 6-11 and 5 and Location:
Kingdom of An Tir (Gold Beach, Oregon)

Fencing sharpens mathematics skills

Sports psychologists believe that fencing can actually improve math skills, perhaps because it improves a perception of geometric shapes.

ARRG VI

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The annual event of ARRG is back once again for it's sixth time! From it's birth in the lands of Ripon to it's new home of the estates of Michael St. Christian, ARRG has and always will be a haven of friends, fighting, and festivities.

Please join us over Memorial Day Weekend (May 25th-28th) for good times and a variety of rapier combat activities and scenarios brought to you by MIC Robert Talbot. Location:
Barony of Jararvellir (Montello, Wisconsin)

Schutzenfest on the Steppes

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Come one and all to celebrate another summer of shooting and riding! After six celebrations of the German Schutzenfest, we're taking a trip to Mongolia. Called "the second-oldest Olympics," this summer festival has celebrated archery, horse-racing, and wrestling for centuries, reportedly since the time of Genghis Khan!

Shoot 'til you drop, ride 'til you fall, compete for the title of Schuetzenkoenig, and feast and revel into the night. The event opens with a torchlight shoot on Friday evening. Saturday starts with some challenging twists on the standard Schuetzenkoenig competition, the Nordskogen Archery Championship tourney, and an afternoon of novelty shoots and a youth-only shoot. Equestrian activities include a challenge course and horse archery. Location:
Barony of Nordskogen (Waconia, Minnesota)

Exhibit on New World maps now on display at the Chrysler

"Envisioning Virginia 1587-1784: Early Maps of the New World" will be on display at the Chrysler Museum of Art, in Norfolk, Virginia, through August 12.