Archive - Jul 3, 2007

"Lost" Roanoke settlers could be identified by DNA

Historians are hoping that science will help discover the fate of the settlers of Virginia's lost Roanoke colony. Using DNA and genealogy sources, they they hope to trace the genetics of those who might have survived.

UK£1m El Cid sword may be a forgery

A controversy has arisen over the authenticity of La Tizona, purported to be the sword of legendary Spanish hero El Cid. The sword was purchased recently for UK£1m by authorities in the Castilla Leon region, but others in the Culture Ministry claim that the sword is a fraud.

Melee in Alaska

Aelshan has posted a series of video clips from the recent Border Wars which took place June 16-17, 2007 in Glennallen, Alaska.

Lilies photos featured in "Community Faces"

Logan reports that an album of photos taken at Lilies War has been posted to the Kansas City Stars "Community Faces" page.

Cynagua Summer Investiture

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Their Highnesses Gunther and Juliana invite the populace to witness the Investiture of their Heirs, the Lord and Lady of the Swan Sir Dragel Alewolf and Lady Bronwen Lorelle. Saturday will be the tourneys for the Princesses Champion and the Torchlight tourney. Sunday will be the Lord Defenders tourney and the Prima Spada. RV's are welcomed but there are no hook ups as we only have the back half of the fair grounds. For presentations at court, please see the Court Herald. Location:
Principality of Cynagua (Woodland, California)

Combative Arts Retreat

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Chateau de Camville, residing in the lovely lands of the Shire of Mountain's Gate (El Dorado County California), is hosting its second Combative Arts Retreat on NOVEMBER 2-4, 2007.

Chateau de Camville's
Combative Arts Retreat
November 2-4, 2007

Note: This is not an official SCA event. It is being hosted and sponsored by Chateau de Camville at a private residence.

INVITATION: Chateau de Camville, residing in the lovely lands of the Shire of Mountain's Gate (El Dorado County California), is hosting its second Combative Arts Retreat on NOVEMBER 2-4, 2007. The focus of the weekend will be to improve the skill sets of the attendees. Each day will begin with fighting classes in the first part of the day and armored drills/focused sparring in the latter part of the day. Sunday we will conclude with a mock-tournament. Please note that this is not a "beginner class" and all attendees should have a basic grasp of the foundational skills used in armored combat. Attendees should have a complete suit of armor and their own weapons. For the newer fighter (still needs to have armor/weapons mind you-grin) a Friday Basics Review Class will be offered. Various guest instructors will also be on hand. If you missed the first Combative Arts Retreat in February don't miss this one! Location:
Chateau de Camville (Cool, California)

Knights' Academy

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The Kingdom of Gleann Abhann's Knight's Academy

Where: WOW Site in Hattiesburg MS
When: 19-21 Oct 2007

Join Shire of Dragoun's Weal as we host an event dedicated to the Chivalric virtues of Honor and Courtesy as well as the Art of Armored Combat. Knight's Academy is dedicated to help teach the Chivalric Code not just to fighters but to the entire populace. We will have open discussions on the Knightly Virtues along with other Classes in the Location:
Shire of Dragoun's Weal (Hattiesburg Mississippi)