Archive - Jul 2007

July 23rd

Northern Cavalry Practice

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The Northern Cavalry Practice will be held Saturday July 28 in Mentone Alabama. We have well trained rentals available for $10 you get a horse for the day, for any level of rider from first timers to the more experienced. If you are interested in attending the practice please e-mail me off list (logansilveraxe@gmail.com) so I can make arrangements for the horses. Location:
Kingdom of Meridies (Mentone, Alabama)

Courtly Love

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Courtly Love: French vs. Spanish, sponsored by the Barony of Three Rivers

The Groups of Gryphon's Mark & Riverhold would like to present to you a light-hearted war of love this September 21-23 in Warrenton, MO.

Site opens Friday @ noon and closes Sunday @ noon.
Plenty of camping space & pet friendly!
Site Fee: $8 adults, $4 children under 12 ($3 non member surcharge) Location:
Barony of Three Rivers (Warrenton, Missouri)

Mists Bardic

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Come join us for a delicious feast and beautiful bardic performances as we choose the next Bard of the Mists. The site opens at 10:00, and the competition starts at 1:00. Between rounds there will be opportunities for dancing.

This year the competition will consist of the same traditional five rounds:

  • First round: A period piece.
  • Second round: A piece in a period style.
  • Third round: Bard's Choice. This year the piece should be in praise of Laurels, either the entire Order or a particular Laurel or Laurels. Location:
    Principality of the Mists (Santa Clara California)

Trimaris Revel

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We're having a REVEL just for the fun of it!!

August 3-5, 2007

2307 NW 121 Ave Gainesville, FL 32609
352-367-8262

  NO SITE FEES
Food for the Weekend $8.00
Plenty of Tenting Space
WET SITE - BYOB

  FIGHTING
CLASSES
BARDIC

We've opened up our home to the friends we know and to the friends we've yet to meet. The theme for this revel is "Back to Basics" which means that we are extending a special invitation to people who are new to the SCA to come and learn this organization from the ground up. But we can't do it all alone! So we are also inviting everyone else to come and help show the new comers what you have learned. We'd like to have people come and teach classes in anything you'd like, but keep it geared toward the new comers. And that's just during the day!! Night time is when we get to cut loose and party late into the night! Location:
Barony of An Crosaire (Gainesville, Florida)

Fluffy Duck Tavern

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The Fluffy Duck Tavern is once again offering an easy evening of relaxed company. Wander in after the day is done and sample the talents of Politarchopolis' Brewers and good wholesome food. Stay a while and pit our wits and your purse against others in the Tavern or just sit in the corner and enjoy the entertainment.

Prizes for the evening are best Brew as judged by all, and best entertainment/game. Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Charnwood, ACT)

Cerne Abbas giant awakes to companion

Doh! Whether it was a prank or a scheme to market the new Simpsons movie, a giant painted Homer Simpson next to England's famous Cerne Abbas giant has irked the country's Pagan community.

July 22nd

Reminder: Do not take firewood to/from Pennsic War

Pennsic attendees are reminded not to bring firewood to or take it home from the event, due to a government-mandated quarantine of firewood transportation into and out of Butler County, where Cooper's Lake Campground is located.

Northshield welcomes new subject

Viscountess Astrid of the Kingdom of Northshield reports that Landra Lorine Malarkey was born July 18, 2007 to Ia ingen Ae'da and Jurgen von Baden.

5-acre bath complex discovered in Rome

Archaeologists working in Rome have discovered a lavish, two-story Roman bath complex complete with "decorated hot rooms, vaults, changing rooms, marble latrines and an underground room where slaves lit the fire to warm the baths."

July 21st

Popsicle stick Viking ship to sail in the Netherlands

"Pick up your ice-cream sticks, send them to me and I will put them to use," said stuntman Robert McDonald to kids on a radio show. What he built from the 15 million sticks was a 15-metre Viking ship.

Time Team archaeologists discover rare glass bowl

A 1400-year-old glass bowl was discovered in a wooden bucket recently during a broadcast of Channel 4's Time Team. The artifact was found in the new Forest area of Hamshire, England.

July 20th

2,000-year-old Iron Age roundhouses may be washed away by storms

A team of archaeologists from St. Andrews University are battling against time to study Iron Age roundhouses on the Scottish island of North Uist. The structures were first exposed in 2005, and are now in danger of washing away in a storm.

Baroness Aelfra Long elevated at AEthlemearc Court

At the recent Bog Three Day Event in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, Their Majesties Rurik and Angelik elevated Baroness Aelfra Long to the order of the Pelican.

Japanese Kimono & Hakama Sewing Class

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On July 21st-22nd, Mistress Ella Gajewi von Pommern will be teaching a sewing class on Japanese Kimono and Hakama. The costumes are planned for our Fettburg's Midsummer Feast on August 18th, which is going to be a traditional Japanese Feast.

Japanese Kimono & Hakama Sewing Class

July 21 -22, 2007

United Lutheran Church
649 Northgate Drive, Manteca

SATURDAY CLASS 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Location:
Barony of Fettburg (Manteca, California)

Caid Fall Crown Tournament

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"Happy we who can bask in this warm September sun, which illumines all creatures, as well when they rest as when they toil, not without a feeling of gratitude." How grateful and honored is the Barony of Altavia to host the Fall Crown Tournament under the tall trees and grassy fields of Crescenta Valley Park on September 8, 2007! Join us for the day when the new Heirs of the realm are determined by armored combat upon the field of honor! Location:
Barony of Altavia (La Crescenta, California)

Saxon Summer VII

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Come and participate in heavy fighting, archery, thrown weapons, fencing, classes, games and feasting.

Saxon Summer VII: Saxons, Dregs, and Rock and Roll
September 14th 15th & 16th , 2007
Presented by the Shire of Rivenvale

Site: Chestnut Ridge Park and Campground, 6486 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Hubbard, OH 44425, (330) 534-2352 (This is a fully handicapped accessible site with no stairs) Sorry- No pets are allowed. Location:
Shire of Rivenvale (Hubbard, Ohio)

Roman name generator

The Rum and Monkey website has created a Roman name generator for when "your own name just doesn't suit your rich Roman fantasy life."

July 19th

Papal dungeons to reopen

The Vatican has announced that the papal dungeons in the Castel Sant'Angelo will re-open after ten years of restoration. The dungeons were used to house criminals during the period of the Papal States.

Photos from Black Diamond's Assessment

Tannis of Tir-y-Don has posted photos from the Kingdom of Atlantia's Assessment event which took place July 6-8, 2007 in the Barony of Black Diamond.

Early Mexicans liked spicy food

Science Daily reports that chili peppers dating from between 490 and 780 C.E. have been discovered in a cave in Oaxaca Mexico. Experts believe that the plants were cultivated and used in early Mexican cuisine.

July 18th

Lugh pictures are online

Lord Gawin der Fuchs reports that he has posted an album of photos from the Lugh event which took place recently in the kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Mountain Pas' and Highland Games

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You are cordially invited to join us for The Mountain Pas' and Highland Games September 22, 2007 in the Shire of Drygestan

Site is the North Mesa picnic grounds (City of Los Alamos, NM)
Site opens at 9 am and closes at 5 pm
Site fee is $4.00 for members. $7.00 for non members
Fighters are requested to bring an item for the prize table (so no one goes home empty handed)

We humbly ask that you join us on this day for the beautiful changing of Location:
Shire of Drygestan (Los Alamos, New Mexico)

Mid Summer Knight's Dream XV

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MSKD is coming! This Labor Day weekend (August 31-Sept 3) the Shire of Smythkepe presents Mid Summer Knight's Dream XV: The Siege of Malta.

Amir Rashid ibn Hilal will valiantly lead the Turkisn invaders against the stalwart Maltese defenders.

This year promises to have something for nearly everyone from Heavy Weapons fighting (including a Boar Hunt) and Rapier fighting (featuring the return of the Flux Tournament) to Siege Artillery, Youth Combat and the Assassin's Tourney. Location:
Shire of Smythkepe (Ione, Arkansas)

Drachenwald Crown Tourney XXVIII

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The Kingdom must have heirs! Their Majesties wish that all of their interested subjects submit their letters of intent to become the Crown Prince and Princess. Ready your armor, skills, and pageantries for the next Drachenwald Crown list.

Come one and all witness our Kingdom's next Prince and Princess. After enjoying the list, there will be more heavy fighting, light fighting, archery, and educational classes. We will be honoured by the Society Seneschal who will discuses and guide the Principality of ID on to its future for and that of the SCA's. Please join in this open discussion. After such a stimulating day and a bountiful feast, honor all Queens of present and past by attending in the Rose ball sponsored by the Shire of Flintheath. . Location:
Shire of Flintheath (Norwich, England)

Roman farmers leave agricultural legacy

Archaeologists working in the Tron­çais forest of France have discovered over 100 Roman settlements, the legacy of which continue to affect the ecology of the area.

Lochac Twelfth Night XLII

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In November XLII a tourney shall be fought, and from among the combatants a victor shall be sought. So hotly contested shall this tourney be. Service is the prize above all, for which they fight. To shoulder a burden held by many before.

Soon it will be time to bid farewell, to those who service we have known so well. Their time is but short, and the memories sweet, of the people and places of a kingdom repleat. Location:
Shire of Agaricus (Sydney, Australia)

Lyondemere Anniversary

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Come one, come all! The Barony of Lyondemere invites all good gentles to join us on July 21st as we celebrate our anniversary. Come and enjoy the fighting, fun, and revelling with us.

Site:
Calle Mayor Middle School
4800 Calle Mayor, Torrance, CA 90505

Directions:
Take your favorite freeway to the I-110 southbound. South of the I-10 interchange, south of the CA-91 interchange, south of the I-405 Location:
Barony of Lyondemere (Torrance, California)

Here There Be Dragons

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Once again the Shire of Plattefordham is delighted to host its end-of-summer slash, hack, and bash event: Here There Be Dragons!!!

The castle is bigger and better than ever -- able to withstand the likes of Master Gwilim (at least for a little while) -- now including an archer's tower. The battle at the river ford will the quench the summer heat and the fiercest of tempers. There will be a torchlight Location:
Shire of Plattefordham (Glenrock, Wyoming)

Border Clash

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For many moons, Pyromelody has slumbered. She has recently been awakened to the winds of change and her borders are in need of protection. She places a call to all fighters and fencers to come to her aid at Border Clash.

Pyromelody and her populace in Hinterland invites one and all to join them at the gorgeous site in Bridgeport Nebraska the weekend of August 10, 11, and 12 for a weekend of Location:
Shire of Hinterland (Scottsbluff, Nebraska)

Almost an Ocean View

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Almost an Ocean View, originally scheduled for 7/27-29, has been changed to 8/17-19 to enable our members to participate in the fighter's workshop in Eskalya.

Sponsored by the Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (previously known as Pavlovsk Gavan), this event is a outdoor event on the scenic shores of Pasagshak, on Kodiak Island. We will be camping on a private lot on the far side of the river. As there is a locked gate, and no street Location:
Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Pasagshak, Alaska)