Archive - Jun 2007

June 30th

Lillyana Weaver born in Ealdormere

Cristabell and Wilhelm have announced the birth of their daughter Lillyana Weaver June 12, 2007 at the Montford in Ottawa, Canada.

Tara still on the "Crisis List"

Ireland's historic Hill of Tara has been added to the world's 100 most-endangered heritage sites due to plans to build a motorway in close proximity to the archaeological sites.

King's College photos online

Lady Brenna MacDonald has posted an album of photos from the recent King's College event which took place in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Researcher believes Holy Grail still in Rome

Italian archaeologist Alfredo Barbagallo believes that the holy cup of Christ never left the city of Rome and is buried beneath the Basilica of San Lorenzo Fuori le Mura.

Field of the Cloth of Gold II

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Greetings all good Gentles. Their Excellencies Torvald and Bianca send warmest regards and invite all to attend them at The Field of the Cloth of Gold II to determine who shall stand in vigil as Defenders of the Barony of Gryphon's Lair.

The Tourney shall be run in much the same format as last year. Because their Excellencies wish their Defenders to be artful, witty and wise in addition to Location:
Barony of Gryphon's Lair (North Ogden, Utah)

Agincourt and Baronial Champions

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We invite one and all, young and old to join us for a day of fighting and feasting, arts and sciences, glory and revelry to be remembered! Our event autocrated by the talented Lord Liam MacanTsaoir is themed on the battle of Agincourt that was fought in northern France as part of the Hundred Years' War. The battle was fought on a rainy day, the feast day of Saint Crispin, in 1415 between the English and Welsh army of King Henry V and the French army of King Charles VI. Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Dorseyville, Pennsylvania)

Collegium of the Desert

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Singing, fighting, sewing, dancing, relaxing with friends - sounds like all the elements of a great event, right? No wonder - it's the annual Collegium of the Desert in the Barony of Starkhafn. Take your pick of over 50 classes scheduled on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15, 2007.

On Saturday, sewing enthusiasts can take advantage of classes like "Basics of Handsewing for Garb", "Opus Anglicanum Embroidery", "Sixteenth Century Location:
Barony of Starkhafn (Las Vegas Nevada)

Pirate Festival Parade

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A call goes out to every seafaring wench and buccaneer at heart to march and be noticed in the 11th Annual "Pirate Festival Parade" to be held on July 7th, 2007 at 12:00 noon in the town of Olcott, New York.

Here's a chance for all you fencers out there to show off your skills with a little swashbuckling action while jugglers can astound the crowd with your hand precision down the parade route. Not a fencer or juggler you say? Well not Location:
Olcott, New York

Middle East Feast 2007

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As the drums of war fall behind us and another glorious Atenveldt summer approaches, so does the Barony of Twin Moons’ annual Middle East Feast. Soon the arrival of the caravans will bring music, dance, and a feast to delight the senses. We invite everyone to join us in this celebration of all things Middle Eastern.

Saturday August 25, 2007; 10am – 6pm

Fountain Hills Community Center, Fountain Hills AZ Location:
Barony of Twin Moons (Fountain Hills Arizona)

Elevations in AEthelmearc

At Their recent Court at the Kingdom of AEthelmearc 10 Year Celebration, Their Majesties Rurik and Angelik elevated Mistress Amaryllis Coleman to the Order of the Laurel for her work as a costumer.

June 29th

Kylie Rose Davis born in Atenveldt

THL Wynne MacNair reports that Kylie Rose Davis was born June 11, 2007 in the Kingdom of Atenveldt. Her parents are Lady Moira O'Droogan and Captain Darius Xavier Drake>

Firewood quarantine affects Pennsic War site

A firewood quarantine imposed by Pennsylvania government officials will affect, among other areas, Butler County, which includes Cooper's Lake Campground where Pennsic War is held.

Botticelli fresco in Hungary?

Art historians are excited about the possible discovery of a Botticelli fresco in the ruins of a Hungarian palace. The large work was found in remains of the palace of Archbishop Janos Vitez, the head of the country's Catholic church from 1465 to 1472.

Warriors die "an excellent death" at Auburn Library

Amy Weaver, Staff Writer for the Opelika-Auburn (Alabama) News reports on a recent demonstration presented by the Shire of the Eagle at Auburn City Library. Participant Laura Pate asked, "Who wouldn't love this world?"

Álfadans

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The nights draw in, and across the land gentles prepare for the long nights ahead when they will work on the arts of peace. Seeking the inspiration and knowledge of the elves, masters of all of the arts and sciences, the people tempt them from Elf-land with dancing and music.

The Shire of Klakavirki invites you to join us at Álfadans, an A&S-focussed event to be held on October 19th-21st at a "summerhouse" in Varmahlíð. We promise you A&S classes, competitions, a feast to please the elves, and our own hot tub. Location:
Klakavirki (Iceland)

Legends XVI photos online

Ivarr Ulfasson has posted an album of photos from the recent Legends XVI event on the Kingdom of Meridies.

June 28th

Pennsic XXXVI Deliveries and Off-site Vendor Registration

The Vendor Coordinator for Pennsic XXXVI has announced that procedures for deliveries and off-site vendor registration are available on the Pennsic website.

Laser technology may unlock the secrets of the Book of Kells

21st century laser technology will be used over the next two years to analyze Ireland's famous Book of Kells, a 9th century gospel housed at Trinity College in Dublin. Experts hope that analysis of the pigments may shed new light on medieval Irish trade routes.

Celts for kids

MrDonn.org has a website to teach kids about Celtic history and life, from who they were to how they celebrated, the structures they built, and their religion.

Battle of Mauvilla site found

Archaeologist Andrew Holmes believes he has discovered the site of the Indian town of Mauvilla where Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto engaged local Indians in a massive battle. The town is near the forks of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers in southern Clarke County, Alabama.

June 27th

Alexander ap Gruffudd ap Cadfael Arrives in Atlantia

Meister Gruffudd ap Cadfael and Mesterinde Karen Larsdatter are pleased to announce that their son, Alexander ap Gruffudd ap Cadfael, has triumphantly arrived to the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Ellien Chadaway elevated to Laurel at Lilies War

Conde Fernando Rodriguez de Falcon reports that H.L. Ellien Chadaway of the Kingdom of Calontir was offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel at this year's Lilies War.

John Smith, mapmaker

Among his many talents, explorer and early Jamestown resident Captain John Smith could count mapmaking. A map created by Smith in 1608 of the Chesapeake Bay river system has been compared recently with modern maps and found to have a "stunning level of accuracy."

Summers End: A Sicilian Festival and Post Revel

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The Canton of Beau Fleuve invites you to take part in the Sicilian festival The "Pulio di Normani" celebrating the Normans invasion of Sicily. We offer a full day of tournaments, activities and atmosphere inspired by the festival as well as a post revel.

We don't want you leaving after feast; we want you to join us outside around the fire for a post revel. This is a celebration of the Sicilian, Norman and Moorish cultures so we call out to Location:
Canton of Beau Fleuve, (Niagara Falls New York)

Res Militaira

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The Barony of Marcaster proudly presents... Res Militaira, Saturday, June 30, 2007

Unitarian Universalist
Church of St Pete
719 Arlington Ave N
St Pete FL 33701-3621

Site Opens at 9 am 6/30

Event Fees Day Trip $11.00
Feast (Limited to 50) $8.00
Non Members Fee (per person) $3.00

Please make checks payable to “SCA dba Marcaster”, and please include your drivers license number. Children under the age of 12 are free. No family charged more than three adult fees. Location:
Barony of Marcaster (St Petersburg, Florida)

Experience ancient Rome in 3D

A team of international technology experts has created the world's biggest computer simulation, a model of the city of Rome at the time of the Emperor Constantine.

Aphar Faire XV

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Shire Lagerdamm is pleased to present, Aphar Faire XV Legends of the Mermaid (Myth or Madness?) & Regional Arts & Science Faire August 17-19, 2007.

Cold Springs Retreat
476 Acklin Gap Road
Conway, AR 72032

** Site is BONE DRY **

MERMAIDS: beautiful 1/2 fish, 1/2 woman, Sirens of the sea? Seals sitting on a rock? Were all the sailors telling tales or just crazy? Show & tell us your opinion... at APHAR FAIRE! Location:
Shire Lagerdamm (Conway, Arkansas)

Over 7,400 attendees At Estrella War XXIII

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan, SCA Internal Media/Website Content Coordinator for Estrella War XXIV, reports that over 7,400 people attended last year's War.

June 26th

Ealdormere historic photo project

Photographer and webmaster Eirik Andersen has begun a project to collect and scan historic photos from the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website. He discusses his project in a recent post from the Kingdom list.

Four elevated in the West Kingdom

Viscount Richard de Camville and Viscountess Elisabeth Renee de Champagne reported that four subjects from the West Kingdom were scheduled for elevation to Peerage at Crown Tournament on June 23, 2007.