Archive - Jun 2007

June 9th

Pictures from ARRG VI: Why, The Rum's Gone

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares memories and photos from the recent Northshield event ARRG VI: Why, The Rum's Gone.

Return of the Duct Tape Princesses!

They're back! This year's entries in the Stuck at the Prom duct tape prom-wear contest are now online.

"Armored Horse" at the Met

"The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480–1620," a special exhibit at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, displays the many styles of horse armor popular in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Viking Longship to Sail North Sea

The Sea Stallion of Glendalough, the "world's biggest and most ambitious Viking ship reconstruction," which is "modeled after a 950 year old warship excavated in 1962 from the Roskilde Fjord," will set sail on July 1 from Roskilde, Denmark on its voyage to Dublin, Ireland, a city whose founding is attributed to 9th century Vikings.

Outlands Kingdom A&S photos

Kieran Blake, Webminister for the Kingdom of the Outlands, has posted photos taken by Mistress Margeurite of the recent Kingdom A&S Championships.

June 8th

Estrella War XXIII Lost & Found List ONLINE!

Lord Karl Teransson av Drakkar, Main Security Chief for Estrella War XXIII (Feb 2007), is pleased to announce that the Lost and Found List for last year's event is now online on the "Security Pavilion" page of the Estrella War website (

Pennsic University class schedule online

Master Asim, Chancellor for the Pennsic University for Pennsic XXXVI, reports that the first iteration of the Pennsic Class Schedule is now online.

Local news coverage in Adiantum

TV news reporter Meghan Kalkstein, from station KVAL, was on site at Egil Skallagrimson Memorial Tournament, held in the Barony of Adiantum, Principality of Summits, An Tir.

Hawkwood Interbaronial Collegium

As the sun shines brightly on the mountains of Hawkwood and they come alive with summer colors, the scholars and teachers of Hawkwood, Sacred Stone and Nottinghill Coil gather together to bring the light of knowledge to enrich the hearts and minds of those who seek to further their understanding of the arts and sciences in fair Atlantia’s southern reaches.

Adult, Member: $5.00 Day Trip Location:
Barony of Hawkwood (Candler, North Carolina)

Journey to the Crusades

The Canton of Caer Gelynniog is pleased to announce their event, Journey to the Crusades. It will be held September 21 - 23 at Pleasant Grove in Palmyra, VA. There will be archery, thrown weapons, rapier, and heavy fighting (including 3-man-melees).

Archery Target competition
Competition will be for the most fun to shoot and most original targets. Entries will be voted on by the archers. Location:
Canton of Caer Gelynniog (Palmyra, Virginia)

Istanpitta to return to Pennsic 2007

Istanpitta Early Music Ensemble will again be performing at Pennsic this year.

Warrior's Gate Picnic

We would like to invite all of you to the celebration of birthdays this Saturday, June 9th. On this joyous occasion we would also like to take the time to celebrate the time Lord Cynan has spent in the Stronghold.

Okay, here's the details...
When: 9 Jun, 1100
Where: 705 "area" pavilions (if not at th one we did Benika's BDay at, then the one right around the corner. They are in sight of each Location:
Stronghold of Warriors Gate (San Air Force Base, South Korea)

Steppes Artisan XX

Pay heed all artisans of Ansteorra and the Known World! Her Excellency Katheryn Cunningghame invites you to enjoy a day of fun, learning and outstanding displays of the arts as we hold our 20th competition to name the next Steppes Artisan.

Steppes Artisan is a body of work competition. This means that you are not limited in number by what you display, but we suggest that you bring examples of your best work and display it in a pleasing manner. No research papers, please. Alcohol judging will take place off-site due to site restrictions. Location:
Barony of the Steppes (Murphy, Texas)

Windmasters June War Practice

Their Excellencies are pleased to announce Windmasters June War Practice: Return to Gunther's Farm. Once again, Sir Gunther will open his fields and woods for our martial endeavors on Saturday, June 16, 2007.

This site is located less than one hour north and east of Raleigh, NC. Armored fighters, rapier fighters, combat archers and siege engineers are all encouraged to attend. We will once again be having a potluck and bonfire and hope all Location:
Barony of Windmasters Hill (Louisburg, North Carolina)

Glory Wars

Glory comes to he that joins his cause with others. To this end do we call the Honorable Knights of our Great Kingdom of Atlantia to come and lead groups of armored combatants upon the battlefield in a melee tournament for Glory. All fighters bring your swords, your spears, and maces and join the ranks of a team to fight for victory and a common cause.

Come All ye seekers of Glory for there will be competitions enough to go around. Along with the armored team tournament, Rapier fighters may try your swords in group combat in a castle battle. If your heart does not lie with a sword, then arm yourselves with your skills instead. Archers find your target true and earn your own glory. Artists, use your talents to glorify your arms within your artwork. Bards sing from your heart a song of glory or recite your tale of glory to earn your meal at the Victor's Tavern. Location:
Canton of Hondscroft (Booneville, North Carolina)

Legends XVI: The Borgias

Come and join us for Legends XVI: The Borgias, for lot of Fighting -- two Heavy Tourneys and two Rapier Tourneys -- Live Weapons and Archery and Performing Arts Competitions

Woodmen of the World Camp, 6045 Grant Ford Road, Gainesville, GA 30506

The time is the early 16th century. Pope Alexander VI has bribed his way into the Papacy, and has lavished titles and wealth upon his children. In the decadent spirit of this era, we are pleased to offer a lavish feast as well as many other decadent activities. Location:
Shire of Sol Haven (Gainesville, Georgia)

Nibelungen War

The Barony of Knight's Crossing and Shire of Meadowmarsh invite you to the ninth Nibelungen war.

Warriors of our realm, and those who would look to the strife in our realm. War is again upon our lands. The noble Shire of Meadowmarsh contests the claims that the Barony of Knights Crossing have claimed upon the lands spoken of in the Nibelungen Saga. Hence Tourneys, Battles, and Contests both martial and gentle shall be waged to decide who has right to make bold claim to titles over legendary lands. Location:
Barony of Knight's Crossing and Shire of Meadowmarsh (Ortenberg, Germany)

17th Passa de Arms

It is my honor to announce that the Shire of Adlersruhe will be hosting the 17th Passa de Arms on June 15-17, 2007.

We will be having a Chivalric Tournament, Rapier Tournament and A&S Competition: Chivalric will be hold the field style Rapier will be double elimination, drawing for weapon choice A&S will be open theme, with documentation encouraged

Site Location: Tule Creek Park in Tulia, Tx. Location:
Shire of Adlersruhe (Tulia, Texas)

Caerthan 12th Night

15th Century France - a time of many changes for France and despite wars and plague, there is happiness! The latter part of the 15th century The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries were commissioned by the La Viste family. They depict the 5 senses and Love.

This years 12th Night will embody elements that will tintalate your 5 senses and let's not forget LOVE. Come and be prepared to See, Hear, Smell, Touch and (let's not forget the feast), Taste. Of course "A mon seul desir" (meaning: "to my only desire"), will play an important part. Mistress Mirianna and Mistress Gabrielle are working on creating the six tapestries, which will hang in the hall. There will still be room for your banners, so please bring them to hang in the hall alonside the tapestries. Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Aurora, Colorado)

Unser Hafen Champions

Come join the Barony of Unser Hafen in finding the new champions who will take up the challenge of representing their arts in the year to come.

Main Event:
Saturday June 2nd, 1:00pm to 10:00 pm
City Park - Shelter #7, Fort Collins, CO

Equestrian Competition: Saturday June 2nd, 9:00 to Noon
Silver Cloud Arabians, 40702 N. Weld County Road 15, Fort Collins, CO

Archery Warden Competition: Sunday May 27th, 11:00am to 1:00pm Location:
Barony of Unser Hafen (Fort Collins, Colorado)

Photos of Gleann Abhann's First Laureling Online

The elevation of Her Excellency, Viscountess Marion Leoncina de Susa to the position of Gleann Abhann's Premier Laurel, took place on June 2, 2007. A photo montage, with photos by Mistress Anyeta the Wanderer and others are posted, along with Eleanor's oath.

June 7th

Earnrokke's Summer Hunt

Hounds, Horses, Riders,Revelers, Hawks,& ferrets ~ all come join us!

Earnrokke's Summer Hunt
held at HuntHaven
2163 Hastie Lake Rd
Oak Harbor
Whidbey Island, WA

June 8-10, 2007

It is Summer on our lovely island.....and we are graced by the beauty of the land and its creatures. Listen to the hounds bay and the horns sound in the distance! Watch the hunters ride their horses across the fields. Archers come shoot to your heart's content. This is an event for folks to sit back, feast, shoot archery, and be entertained by the animals. Campers are welcome to stay all three days of the weekend. Location:
Shire of Earnrokke (Whidbey Island, Washington)

Murder Melee In The Meadow XXIV

Join The Barony of Ben Dunfirth for the Investiture of our new Baron and Baroness!!

Site Info
Opens: Wednesday June 13th, at 12:00pm
Closes: Sunday June 17th, at 4:00pm

Site Fees:
Tuesday/Wednesday per adult $32.00
Thursday per adult $24.00, per minor $12.00
Friday per adult $16.00, per minor $8.00
Saturday per adult $12.00, per minor $6.00
Day Trip per adult $8.00, per minor $6.00 Location:
Barony of Ben Dunfirth (Waterdown, Ontario)

Casual Camping Weekend in Radburne

The Proposed Shire of Radburne is planning a Casual Camping Weekend in August. The site will open at 3pm on Friday 10 August and close at appoximately 1pm on Sunday 12 August.

For those of you unfamiliar with Dubbo's location (we have the Western Plains Zoo), we are approximately 400km west of Sydney, approximately 362km west of Newcastle and approximately 450km north of Canberra.

There will be a Soup Kitchen on the Friday evening and a Simple Camp Feast on the Saturday evening included in the price (to keep costs down campers will need to bring food for the rest of the time - we can provide a supply run to town on Saturday if needed. BYO alcohol). Location:
Proposed Shire of Radburne (Dubbo, New South Wales)

Winter Feast

Baldwin the Wanderer (as he used to be) and his family are leaving our shores to live in New Zealand. We are having a feast in their honour on the 30th June in Torlyon

Winter Feast - 30th June, 2007
Where: Soldiers Memorial Hall, Comur st, Yass. NSW
Time: Hall opens at 6pm, feast commences at 6.30 C
ost: $25mem/$30non-mem, until 23rd June. Late bookings or at the door $35.
Bookings: Isabella de Bordeaux (Lyn Rudd) Location:
Shire of Torlyon (Yass. New South Wales)

Shoote in the Wildwoods

The Barony of Delftwood is happy to invite one and all to attend our Shoote in the Wildwoods and Archery extravaganza. The gates will open at 5:00PM on Friday August 31, 2007, and the site closes at 12:00 noon on Monday September 3, 2007.

At this event we will choose our new Baronial archery champion, as well as hold a tournament to decide the Seven Pearls archery champion. There will be Royal Rounds, Advancing man, Clout and Novelty Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Elbridge, New York)

Atlantia Northern Regional War Practice

Join the Northern Region for a day of grand melee combat right after Challenge of the Heart.

Inspections start at 10am.

Immediately afterwards (or by 11:00am at the latest) the fun will begin. We will start the day with three sets of three field battles. Between the sets there will be brief breaks (under 5 minutes) for water and strategic discussion on what worked and what the teams need to do to Location:
Barony of Dun Carraig (Huntingtown, Maryland)

Dancers invited to 16th century revel

Vyncent atte Wodegate has announced that he will host a 16th century revel at Pennsic XXXVI on August 6.

Stierbach Baronial Birthday

Our yearly gathering to celebrate another wonderful year of our Great Barony of Stierbach!

Martial Activities: There will be heavy and rapier scenarios in the woods that will attempt to use this year’s Pennsic Woods Battle combat conventions. As well as archery and thrown weapons scenarios in a wooded glen. If you have any questions, please contact our Marshal in Charge: Lord Allen of Wolfou (Allen Miller) at Location:
Barony of Stierbach (Locust Grove, Virginia)

Combative Arts Training Day

Chateau de Camville, residing in the lovely lands of the Shire of Mountain's Gate, is hosting an "armored combat training day" on Saturday June 9, 2007.The day will consist of structured combative arts training with slow-work, drills and sparring There will be classes in the first part of the day and armored drills/focused sparring in the latter part of the day. Please try to attend the classes as they will be reviewed in the sparing section of the day. PLEASE BE ON TIME! No need to RSVP just show up by 11:00AM prepared to train hard.We hope to provide an opportunity for folks to "tune up" before the major tourneys and provide a chance for new fighters to jump in. Location:
Chateau de Camville (Cool, California)