Archive - Apr 2007

April 19th

Martial Collegium

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye all Gentles, Lords and Ladies of the Southern Outlands. Just when it was thought that the Shire of Nahrun Kabirun was asleep it springs back, in the Spring no less, like the Phoenix, to host a grand fighter practice in the form of a Martial Collegium!

The practice will transpire on the 29th of April (a Sunday) from 10 AM to 5 PM (or later as desired) at Veteran's Memorial Park on Location:
Shire of Nahrun Kabirun (Las Cruces, New Mexico)

Melee at Roswell: A Very Civil War

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Join the Marche of Alderford as they host "discussions" between Their Excellencies of Brendoken and the Middle Marches. After last year's collaboration to fend off the Duchy of Lozengy, there's the matter of whether or not taxes are owed .

Melee at Roswell: A Very Civil War
(That's our story and we're sticking to it)

In the Barony of Brendoken
July 13-15, 2007
B&A Primative Weapons Club Location:
Marche of Alderford (Roswell, Ohio)

Stefan's Florilegium updates for April 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous reports that Stefan's Florilegium has been updated for April 2007.

Portraits of Henry VIII

The current fascination with the English Tudors in the media has led many to look for portraits of the family online. One site of interest is Tudor England Images, which includes a long chronological list of portraits of Henry VIII.

Celtic Revolt

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The Celts are Revolting! The Celts are Revolting! Please join the Barony of Wealdsmere as we fight off the Celtic Revolt. There will be plenty of heavy armored combat during the war as well as a rapier tournament. Merchants are welcome with no additional fees. Please contact the merchant autocrat (listed below) for your space reservation. The site will open at noon on Friday and close at 2:00 PM on Monday. Location:
Barony of Wealdsmere (Kingston, Idaho)

A report from Rowany Festival in Lochac

Karl Faustus von Aachen recently attended the Rowany Festival in the Kingdom of Lochac and reports on his experiences, including his evaluation of the new Crossroads site.

Roman fort destroyed by modern construction team

The Daily Express reports that the Roman fort at Caister, near Yarmouth, England, along with hundreds of artifacts, was destroyed when permission was given for builders to excavate on an archaeological site.

April 18th

American Catholics push for beatification of the Five Friars

Rev. Conrad Harkins, representing the Catholic Diocese of Savannah, Georgia, made a trip to Rome recently carrying evidence he hopes will aid in the beatification of five Spanish missionaries martyred 410 years ago on the Georgia coast.

New Outlands Chirurgeons' Guild web site online

The Outlands Chirurgeons' Guild is proud to announce that its new Website is now online.

May Revel

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Dust off your pavilions and air out your bedclothes, the camping season is once again upon us. And what better way to start the year off than with Highland Games! So Lads and Lassies, gather around the field and watch as those who are brave enough compete in Scottish wrestling, tug o'war, the axe hold, the weight walk and our own version of caber tossing!

For those who choose not to compete in the more physical part of the Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Melees & Mayhem XI

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In just over a month, the Shire of Crescent Moon will bring you Melees and Mayhem XI: The Power of Three!

May 18-20, 2007, at Camp Hammond near Topeka, KS.

NEW this year: A FEAST (limited to 30) Thordr has promised Germanic food that will stick to your ribs. Reservations ($8) accepted with the event stewards: Lady Caitlin de Bruis: khaentlahn@yahoo.com Location:
Shire of Crescent Moon (Topeka, Kansas)

Flame Tree Ball

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As has been the custom, the College of St Malachy and its surrounding shire of Adora being blessed with many young people of most excellent grace and vigour, do we hold the Flametree Ball each year, a most entertaining evening of song, dance, food and merriment to the delight of all who attend.

And so, on Saturday 26th May A.S. XLII (2007), do we propose to once again open our doors and entreat all who would join Location:
College of St Malachy (Bulli, New South Wales)

4th Ynys Fawr Baronial Investiture

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The Barony of Ynys Fawr invites one and all to witness the stepping down of our third Baron and Baroness, Arnfinr Akasson and Anna Caterina del Cossa, and the Investiture of our fourth Baron and Baroness, Master Snorri Bloddrekkr or Odinslundi and Lady Stella de Ravenscar.

The weekend will begin with a Potluck lunch & Tournament in the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens, not far from the University of Tasmania in Location:
Barony of Ynys Fawr (Hobart, Tasmania)

Grand Outlandish Tournament XXXIV

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Greetings and Welcome to Grand Outlandish Tournament XXXIV! Novograd in the 12th Century hosted by the Barony of al-Barran

Site Opens:
Merchants Only: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 8am
Pre-Registrered Only: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Noon
General Admission: Thursday, May 24, 2007 8am

Site Closes:
All: Monday, May 28, 2007 Noon

Directions
From Albuquerque,
Take I-40 East to Exit 187 (Edgewood), Location:
Barony of al-Barran

Mapping the Middle Ages

Keith Lilley, Chris Lloyd and Steve Trick of Queen's University Belfast have provided a digital resource for maps of villages and townships in the Middle Ages.

WMA Camp

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As the grand finale of the SSG studygroup Riga semester we arrange a three day Fiore weekend in the marvelous Latvian countryside. It will be a retreat with good food, fantastic teaching held by Colin Hatcher and lots of fun filled fellowship.

On the 13-15th of July Schola Saint George Riga Study group are hosting a three day Fiore weekend led by Gilbert Deschampes (Colin Hatcher) from the honorable West Kingdom. Gilbert is a fighter schooled in the Location:
Schola Saint George (Riga, Latvia)

Jester's Folly

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Come join us for a weekend of games with bow and arrow (with rapier and heavy thrown in just for fun). Attendees will be encouraged to try archery. Loaner gear and instruction will be plentiful. The heavies will enjoy a woods battle (if the creek aka Platte River don't rise). Rapiers will have a snowball tournament. After dark we will be hosting the same night shoot and flaming arrows made famous at St. Sebastian's. The monkeys versus flamingos challenge will take place during this event. Location:
Caer Galen (Kersey, Colorado)

Drachenwald Crown Tourney Photos II

Lady Cristina Stolte has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (13th - 15th April 2007).

April 17th

Medieval windmill found in Burwell

An unused plot of ground near Burwell, England, which was being tested for possible development, has revealed the remains of a medieval windmill dating as far back as the 13th century.

Potreo War

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The Barony of Calafia would be pleased for you to join them for Spring Potrero War, Thursday May 24, 2006 - Monday May 28, 2006, at Potrero Regional Park, 24800 Potrero Park Road, Potrero, CA 91963.

May Potrero War has been called “the Best Little War in the Known World”. Come find out why! There will be plenty of fighting for warriors of all forms to have their fill. Skilled merchants will be on hand for those who desire the full-contact shopping experience. Classes in the Arts and Sciences will be available during the day for both adults and children. Practitioners of the Bardic Arts will be there to inform, entertain and inspire us all. Come and be a part of it! Location:
Potrero Regional Park, 24800 Potrero Park Road, Potrero, CA 91963

Drachenwald Crown Tourney Photos

Lady Lia de Thornegge has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (13th - 15th April 2007).

Loreena McKennitt begins world tour

Canadian folk singer Loreena McKennit, best known for her ethereal mix of Celtic and Middle Eastern themes, began the North American leg of her world tour April 15 with concerts in Toronto. The tour began in Europe in March and will continue throughout North America until late May.

Luca Pacioli's card tricks

A book of Renaissance card tricks, number puzzles and illusions written by Luca Pacioli, Franciscan monk and best friend to Leonardo da Vinci, has been discovered in the vaults of the University of Bologna in Italy.

April 16th

Two peers made in Atlantia

Lady Glynis Gwynedd reports that Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Atlantia recognized the achievements of Master Asim and Countess Denise Duvalier by elevating them to the peerage at Their recent Coronation.

Dinner And A Tourney IV

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Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! Come one, come all! Great and mighty populace of Caerthe, GREETINGS! I am proud to announce the continuation of our newest merriment, Dinner And A Tourney, on Friday April 20th, 2007 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds! As usual, doors open at 6pm until 9pm.

This month we will be holding a Combat Archery Target Shoot, open to the populace, and a "Quick And The Dead" combat archery contest for Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Golden, Colorado)

Mountain Mayhem III

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Oyez, Oyez, You are cordially invited to a VERY informal event, Mountain Mayhem! There will be Fun, Mayhem, and Madness for all who attend. Yes, we will have fighting for both heavy and light! Yes, we will have an A&S showing and competition by populace choice! Yes, the kids will have lots to do! NEW this year, we will be having a BOX LUNCH auction. DO bring your cash, as this is a fund raising event for Caerthe's Incipient Canton of Readstan. Location:
Incipient Canton of Readstan (Littleton, Colorado)

Barmaids

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Battle in the Bar! Revel in the Roadhouse! Barmaids is here! Yes it’s that time of year again! The Barony March of Mons Tonitrus is hosting its annual Barmaids event at the Lower Garden Canyon site on Ft. Huachuca. Trees, shade, babbling brooks (maybe) and competitions with prizes are available for all! Click here for a small collection of site photos.

Saturday morning will see Opening Court at 9:00 followed by armor inspection. Prizes will be contested in both Armored and Rapier scenarios "in the tavern" as well as weird weapons (Rapier and Armored) and of course The Barmaid competition! Following the conclusion of the tavern tourneys we will begin the "Boar Hunt" in the forest for those armored fighters who just can’t get enough stick time. Saturday late afternoon will also see a Siege Engine accuracy competition. As the sun sets we’re expecting the Siege Engineers to continue with a "fire in the sky" display. (Of course no 'real' fire will be allowed for this show.) 'Ducats' will be provided to each attendee at troll. A gaming tent with all period games will be run by RogueHaven as one way to win (or lose) ducats. Other opportunities to earn them will also be available. Both the adult and youth who collect the most ducats during the event will be awarded prizes at closing court on Sunday. Location:
Barony March of Mons Tonitrus (Ft. Huachuca, Arizona)

Candlelight Camp 2007

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On May 4-6 2007 the Barony of Small Gray Bear welcomes you to beautiful Camp Taloha, located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, for Candlelight Camp 2007. This year, we will be hosting an inconceivable amount of activities! We'll have Heroes. Giants. Villains. Wizards. True Love. - Not just your basic, average, everyday, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, ho-hum SCA event. Don't miss it!

Autocrats:
Lady Juliana Bonnaire de Cherbourg Location:
Barony of Small Gray Bear (Pine Bluff, Arkansas)

Gareth Ap Llewelyn and Sorcha of Sherwood new heirs to Artemisia

HL Daria de Salamanca reports that Sir Gareth Ap Llewelyn, inspired by Mistress Sorcha of Sherwood, was the victor of the April 14, 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

April 15th

Alaric of Bangor winner of Drachenwald Crown Tourney

Caitrin reports that Earl Sir Alaric of Bangor, inspired by Comtess Mistress Nerissa de Saye, was victorious in the April 14, 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.