Archive - Jun 2007

June 26th

War of the Trillium III

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Greetings Unto the Populace of Ealdormere, from Edouard and Domhnail, King and Queen of the Lupine Lands. We hope that one and all are enjoying the Norman and Saxon power struggle!

As you may have noticed, We have not taken any official champions like many of Our predecessors. Instead, We have selected 3 spear bearers and 3 axe bearers to attend Us. However, We would be remiss in Our duties if Ealdormere did not have champions to take the field at Pennsic. It is Our desire that those who seek to champion Ealdormere at Pennsic, come to War of the Trillium where We shall host tournaments which shall decide Ealdormere’s Pennsic Champions. We would ask only those who know they will be coming to Pennsic to participate. Location:
Canton of Ard Chreag (Whitby, Ontario)

Protectorate and Captain of the Guard

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On July 14th Tarnmist will be holding its annual Protectorate Tourney. This year we will also be holding the Captain Of The Guard Tourney at the same event. For the first time in the history of the Barony Captain of the Guard will we vied for with rapiers, and in order to lure some rapier fighters down here I am providing a prize for the incoming Captain of the Guard. As the Captain of the Guard will be the commander of The Baroness's Personal Guard and will hold a position of command in the Army of Tarnmist he or she will require a token not only of the Captain's authority but a symbol of what happens to the unruly Tarnmist fighter who does not follow orders. Location:
Barony of Tarnmist (Santa Maria, California)

Women's Fighting Symposium

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As you can see, some of the most expert fighters in their forms have graciously offered to teach us. We would have asked them to address both tournament and melee combat and drills/exercises to help improve your fighting. Please come out and take advantage of this!

First, the schedule:

12 noon-1pm Sword and Shield by Duke Sir Malcom (and possibly Count Sir Andrew)
1-2pm Katana/Great Sword by Sir Ogami with Countess Morgen Location:
AEthelmearc (Wexford Pennsylvania)

Crosston Performing Arts Fete 2007

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Music, dance, theatre, singing, storytelling, and more! If they performed it, then chances are that you'll see it at Crosston's Performing Arts Fete. Crosston will host a day of dance (with instruction) along with singing and revelry for all to take part in. In the evening, we'll take some time to have a light meal in the form of a period potluck before we get back to the festivities (and we hope you're hungry!). Location:
Shire of Crosston (Santa Clara, California)

Conquest of the Wastelands

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Enjoy the hospitality of the Shire of Bronzehelm at Conquest of the Wasteland 2007!

Join in glorious battles, attend classes, and enjoy bountiful food at the Lyin Lion Inn.

Activities include hard-suit, rapier scenarios and tournament opportunities, archery, classes and demonstrations in many fields of interest, fun for all ages!

Performers, Bards, Teachers and Merchants are all invited to share their talents and merchandise! Please contact the Autocrat to make arrangements. Location:
Shire of Bronzehelm (Rockvale, Montana)

Midsummer Dance in Isenfir

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To celebrate the passing of high summer, and because Dance is Fun!, the Shire of Isenfir would like to invite you to a Midsummer Dance at Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery.

WHEN: Saturday, June 30th. Site opens at 11:00 a.m. and closes at 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hill Top Berry Farm & Winery, 2800 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA
COST: Free.

For information about the site, check out their website at Location:
Shire of Isenfir (Nellysford, Virginia)

Insulae Draconis Viceroy Tournament

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Join us in West Dragonshire as Insulae Draconis seeks its new Viceroy and Vicereine. Fighter training for heavies after the Viceroy tournament is planned, along with an Accademia dell'arte for those not interested in that training.

Site
Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre, Oxenwood (near Hungerford and Marlborough), Wiltshire, England SN8 3NQ. (www.oxenwoodcentre.co.uk) In terms of roads, the Location:
West Dragoningshire (Hungerford, England)

"Astonishingly modern" technology marks 14th century Indian observatory

Scientists working at the 14th-century Pir Ghaib Observatory in Delhi, India were astonished to find instruments used to tell time and study the celestial skies including a "zenith tube" through which the moon could be observed.

A Midsummer Gathering and Kingdom Equestrian Championship

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Hounds race, Fighters brace, Steeds give chase, and Rapiers show their grace. Come and enjoy some summer fun with their Majesties, while watching the Equestrians compete for the honor of Champion, as well as watching the Fighter and Rapier Tournaments. Or sit in on the exciting classes before the evening of feasting, singing and dancing. During the heat of the day, only moments away, a fruity refreshment of Italian ice to enliven the day, (Kingdom fund raiser). Location:
Barony of Arn Hold (Meridian, Idaho)

Gleann Abhann Regional Dance Practice

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Here's a reminder about the Regional Dance Practice to be held June 30 in the Barony of Small Gray Bear (Little Rock, AR). The practice will be at St. Vincent's Hospital, which is located on the SE corner of University Ave and W. Markham St.

The room we have is beautiful with skylights and a tiled floor and very convenient access to the hospital cafeteria, which actually has pretty decent food. Location:
Barony of Small Gray Bear (Little Rock, Arkansas)

Hauoc Bender victorious in West Kingdom Crown

Hirsch reports that Hauoc Bender, fighting for Ginevra da Ravenna, was the victor of the June 23, 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the West.

Trailer and gear stolen in Caid

Dafydd mac Donald and Ayllyth report the theft of their trailer containing SCA gear on June 18, 2007 from Pt. Loma, California.

June 25th

15th century gravesites disrupt plans for Czech parking lot

Plans to build a parking lot in Pilsen, Czech Republic, have changed after the discovery of children's graves, part of a 15th century Jewish cemetery.

Vikings and Legos and chess, oh my!

A dream gift for some SCAdians would be a game that combines Vikings, Legos and chess. The dream has come true with the Lego Vikings Chess set.

Tuchux Charity Tournament to raise money for breast cancer research

Darter the Chronicler reports that the Tuchux will hold their annual Charity Tourney at Pennsic 36 to benefit the Susan G Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer research. Donations will be accepted the day of the tournament as well as online (click "original article.")

Known World Scribal Gathering changes venue

Lady Kayleigh McWhyte, Coordinator for the Known World Scribal Gathering at Pennsic 36, has announced that there has been a change of venue for the event.

Subscriptions available for Pennsic Independent

Mistress Heirusalem, publisher of the Pennsic Independent reminds those attending - and those NOT attending - this year's Pennsic War, that subscriptions to the daily paper are available online.

June 24th

Video brings Lochac's Canterbury Faire to life

Unable to make it to New Zealand for Canterbury Faire? No problem. A 5-minute video by Taztorien will take you there.

Domestic life in ancient Pompeii

A recent study of family life in the buried Roman city of Pompeii shows that residents lived a resourceful domestic life without gadgets. A new study by archaeologist Penelope Allison of the University of Leicester digs into the unglamorous side of Roman life.

Ansteorra's Lysts at Castleton photos online

Honorable Lady Rixende de Rouen reports that an album of photos from the recent Lysts at Castleton is now available online. The photos were taken by Viscountess Marion from Gleann Abhann. Lysts at Castleton took place in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

June 23rd

"The Arts of Islam" on display in Sydney

Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia will present The Arts of Islam: Treasures from the Nasser D. Khalili Collection June 22-September 23, 2007.

6th century European discovered in Chinese tomb

Chinese archaeologists have discovered the 1,400-year-old remains of a European man in a tomb in central China. The burial proves that cultural mixing was farther east than experts previously believed.

Tworavens.org double feature: Eirik's photos from Crown Tourney and Pikemans Pleasure

Eirik Andersen has posted two albums of photos from the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Ealdormere and from the Pikeman's pleasure event on the Two Ravens website.

June 22nd

Air pollution controls may affect the Tower of London

Science Daily reports that the Tower of London may soon be affected by changes in air pollution regulations that have decreased the amount of sulfur dioxide in the air. The sulfur keeps organisms from growing and darkening the Tower's stonework.

Ynys Fawr Investiture photos online

Katje reports that she has posted an album of photos from the recent Ynys Fawr Investiture event in the Kingdom of Lochac.

Norstead rises in heart of Missouri

Norstead: The Viking Age Farmstead Project, based in central and western Missouri, has announced that it has begun construction after months of planning. The first building to constructed will be the Viking longhall.

Great Western War X pre-reg is now open

Honorable Lord Matheus Reyner, Publicity Steward for Great Western War X, has announced that pre-registration for the War is now open. The Great Western War runs October 2-8, 2007.

June 21st

Newcomer¹s Event

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Come one come all to the Barony of Eskalya¹s Newcomer¹s Event, June 29 ­ July 1 at Centennial Park!

Join the Barony of Eskalya for a weekend of fun and frivolity to the theme of the Tres Riche Huers de Duc du Barry.

There shall be, for the enjoyment of the populace:

  • A rapier tournament sponsored by Guildmistress Sorcha. The entry requirement? A non-standard, off-hand defense. Location:
    Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Tocal Token Tourney

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Tocal Token Tourney Mordenvale Baronial Birthday(granted Crown permission to clash with Coronation)

When :7-8 July 10am Sat-11am Sun, feast starts at 6pm Sat.
Where: Tocal Agricultural College, Tocal (Newcastle surrounds) NSW AU
What: Mordenvale Baronial Birthday Bash Token Tourney.

Come and enjoy the hospitality of Mordenvale as the Barony celebrates another birthday. Accommodation on site. Lunch on Saturday, breakfast Sunday Location:
Barony of Mordenvale (Newcastle, New South Wales)

Highland River Melees proves chivalry is not dead

The Herald-Mail reports from this year's Highland River Melees, an annual event in Hagerstown, Maryland.