Archive - Jun 2007

June 7th


Have you ever wonder where you might find that obscure bit of documentation for an A & S project or are you just seeking knowledge? In either case, join the Barony of Grey Niche and spend a day at the Lugh-brary and peruse through 100’s of books on a variety of subjects. While you cannot borrow any of these books, there will be several copiers available with a nominal cost per page. A list of all the books will be made available. Other activities will include classes, the Marcus Gracus Wheel of Fire Tournament (heavy) and rapier activities (TBA). If you are interested in bringing some of your books for others to look through, please contact the Librarian listed below. Location:
Barony of Grey Niche (Willington, Tennessee)

Baronial Muster

Our theme is “Have a Summer Fling” – Trebuchets and Catapults are all welcome (when accompanied by responsible adult). Please bring your own or use our very limited supplies (branches, rope, advice). A largish Traction Trebuchet (see websites) that uses human power teams that haul down ropes will be provided so TRACTION TREBUCHET

The Canton of Greyfells presents:
Baronial Muster
R R #3 Napanee, ON Location:
Canton of Greyfells (Napanee, Ontario)

Darton Anniversary A.S. XLII

Darton Anniversary is the Shire of Darton’s annual camping event. Traditionally, it has featured a lot of fighting, A&S classes, a market, dancing and a great feast. We would encourage all combatants to bring mixed combat gear for the war scenarios.

When: From the evening of Thursday 16 August until 5pm Sunday 19 August 2007
Where: Brookfields Outdoor Education Centre, Moores Valley Rd, Wainuiomata, NZ Location:
Shire of Darton (Wainuiomata, New Zealand)

Children's Event

Children of the Knowne Worlde unite! Finally an event dedicated to you! No standing on the sidelines and watching the adults play, it's your turn!

Not walking yet? Join us for baby races! Preschoolers? Have fun playing our running games! School age? Teenagers? Don't think we've forgotten you. There will be Youth Boffer, Archery, A&S, and Bardic Competitions!

And if they promise to behave themselves and are under your direct Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Central Square, New York)

Atlantia's War of the Wings II to feature Heraldic Processional

Lady Gisela, Event Herald for the Kingdom of Atlantia's War of the Wings II, has announced that the event will feature an Heraldic Processional.

Costumed extras needed for music video

Brian Thompson has announced that a number of people in armor are needed as extras for a music video to be shot in the Calistoga, California area the weekend of June 16 and 17, 2007. The band Killswitch Engage is to play a cover version of Dio's "Holy Diver."

Thatsa Mare

Looking for a different event experience this month? Why not drive up to the Shire of Mare Amethystinum in Thunder Bay, Ontario (north of Duluth following Hwy 61). While the camp site is fairly primitive, you need only bring your tent and some water. Our hospitality will do the rest.

Some reasons to visit:

  • free site fee
  • loads of friendly hospitality
  • free hearty "medieval" breakfast Location:
    Shire of Mare Amethystinum (Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Castle Fever XVIII

Castle Fever XVIII It is all fun and games until someone loses an ....

Friday June 15 to Sunday June 17, 2007
Site opens 6PM Friday and closes Noon Sunday

Oronoco Park
310 3rd Ave NW
Oronoco, MN 55960

The Archer / Heavy Warlord is back with a twist!! On this day the Warlord is only the beginning! The competing sides will be chosen via the Warlord Tourney; then the fun will begin. War points will be Location:
Shire of Silfren Mere (Oronoco, Minnesota)

The Heroic Age online journal

The Heroic Age, "a fully peer-reviewed academic journal intended for professionals, students and independent scholars," focusses on the history of North-western Europe during the early medieval period (from the late 4th through 11th centuries. It is available to read online.

Oertha's Spring Offensive photos online

Combatchris has posted an album of photos from the West Kingdom's Spring Offensive event which took place in the Barony of Selviergard (Alaska).

June 6th

Baroness AElfra Long placed on vigil in AEthelmearc

At Their Court at AEthelmearc War Practice, Their Majesties Rurik and Angelik called into Their Presence Baroness AElfra Long, Their Camp MOM, (which she explained stands for Mistress Of Mayhem) and offered her entry into the Most Noble Order of the Pelican.

Age of Armor Demo

The Shire of An Dun Theine is partnering with the Huntsville Museum of Art to do a family fun demonstration at the Museum on June 16th, Saturday 1:00 - 4:00. We want to invite all local SCA groups to come out and help kick off the exhibit with grand pageantry and style.

We will begin set up on the lawn of the museum beginning 10:00, but the actual fighting, dancing, and art demonstrations will not begin until Location:
Shire of An Dun Theine (Huntsville, Alabama)

The challenge of creating medieval garb

An article for the Kuwait Times discusses the difficulties of creating medieval clothing in a modern world.

June 9 is Worldwide Knit in Public Day

June 9, 2007 is Worldwide Knit in Public Day, an opportunity to gather with other knitters and show what you can do!

Pictures from Outlands grand Outlandish Tournament May 2007

Mistress Ari Usni of Atenveldt shares photos from the recent Grand Outlandish Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

June 5th

Happy Anniversary, Sir Trude Lacklandia - First Lady Knighted 30 Years Ago

This year marks the 30th anniversary of a milestone in the SCA. On March 13, 1977, Trude Lacklandia became the first female Knight of the Society. She was knighted, along with Randall von Nordlichwald, Henrich der Jaeger and Helm Egilsson of Birka, by TRM Deaton II & Care-Cheri II of Atenveldt.

Invitation to a 15th century Revel at Pennsic

Mistress Judith of Northumbria will host a 15th century revel at the upcoming Pennsic War. The revel will feature dancing with period music.

Barony of the Far West Coronet photos

Her Excellency Katherine, Baroness of the Palatine Barony of the Far West (Korea), has posted an album of photos from the recent Baronial Coronet on Flickr.

Chivalry rules at Indiana middle school

A day of dueling knights in armor, medieval dancing and games was in store recently as members of the Shire of Greyhope visited Hebron (Indiana) Middle School. James D. Wolf of the Post-Tribune had the story.

Basil Rattenbury Elevated at May Tourney in Meridies

On a warm Spring evening in May, one of the shining stars of Meridies was recognized for his decades of service as Baron Basin Rattenbury became Master of the Order of the Pelican.

June 4th

Danish "Kalkmalerier" available online

Imagine standing beneath a magnificent 14th century church mural and letting your eyes wander along its length. This is what you can experience at the website which offers fullscreen panoramas of various medieval Danish church ceilings.

"War of the Wings II": a literary approach

SCA writer Jonathan Blackbow takes a literary approach to publicity for October's War of the Wings event in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Feast of Saint Hermengild photos online

Antonio Felluci has posted a small album of photos from the recent Feast of Saint Hermengild in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

June 3rd

New Estrella War website is now live

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan, SCA Internal Media/Website Content Coordinator for Estrella War XXIV, has announced the completion of the new Estrella website.

Building the perfect castle

House plans for people who have everything, or at least for dreamers! Ultra Luxury Custom Homes, Villas and Estates by design offers a catalog of castles and mansions. (drawings)

Chinese historical maps online

Liu Xiao Mei Furen shares the discovery of online versions of several Chinese maps including one which shows the locations of places discussed in Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

Yurts invade Canada

The Muhlberger's Early History website has a story about how yurts are now being manufactured and sold throughout Canada as cheap housing. (Photo)

Medieval Reenactors: Livonia vs Russia

A set of photos from a reenactment of the 1242 Chudskoe Lake battle in Pskov, Russia is available online.

June 2nd

Farking the knights

A photo with the image of three knights in armor has been "farked" as part of the Photoshop Contest website. The results are pretty amusing.

Lloyd Alexander, "Prydain Chronicles" author, dead at 83

Children's fantasy author Lloyd Alexander, famed for such works as The Prydain Chronicles and Time Cat, died May 19, 2007 at his home in Drexel Hill, Pa. He was 83 years old.