Archive - Jul 2007

July 18th

Secrets of Scone to be revealed?

Archaeologists working on the grounds Scone Palace in Scotland hope to learn more about the site where the famous Scottish Stone of Destiny was mined, and more about the country's early history.

July 17th

2,400 Year-Old Royal Mask Found in Bulgaria

Archaeologists in the village of Topolchane, Bulgaria have unearthed artifacts of gold, silver and pottery dating back to the 4th century B.C.E., including a golden mask.

Happy anniversary to the SCA Choral Music List

The SCA Choral list turns five years old this month. The email list is for all SCA choirs and choir directors and has pointers to available period pieces (text and music), all freely available for download.

Jousters in Scotland

"Almost 9,000 people" gathered to watch Knights of Royal England demonstrate their jousting skill at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland recently.

July 16th

Raven Faire

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Midsummer is a time to celebrate the bounty of the warm season and all of its pleasures. The Shire of Crystal Crags invites you to our inaugural summer event, RAVEN'S FAIRE! Come play with us as we enjoy a weekend of lighthearted games and competition. Keep cool in the summer sun with our water balloon melee and the soothing Wall O' Mist. Camping sites are available for the weekend.

COMPETITIONS: Location:
Crystal Crags

Secrets of Assassins' fort unearthed in Syria

Nestled at the foot of Syria's coastal mountains, an ancient citadel has been put on the tourist map by restoration and excavation that revealed mysteries of the medieval Assassins sect that was once based there.

SCA Bladesmith on The Discovery Science Channel

Njall Olaf Hagarson (Scott B. Jaqua), of the kingdom of Caid, has announced that he will appear crafting weapons on the Discovery Science Channel's Faces of Earth program on August 9, 2007.

William Blackfox Awards for A.S. 40

Maistra Nicolaa de Bracton, Society Chronicler, has announced the winners of the William Blackfox Awards for A.S. 40. The Blackfox Awards are given for excellence in newsletter publication.

July 15th

Evansville warriors battle in the park

Members of the Shire of Riviere Constelle in Evansville, Indiana recently held a demo in Wesselman Park to the delight of onlookers. "We'd never heard about this or been to it, and Jeremy is kind of interested, so we decided to come down," said Angie Gish, who attended with her 13-year-old son. (photo)

Caution: D&D and SCA may lead to medieval scholarship

In an article for The Chronicle, John Gravois discusses his recent attendance at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, and looks at the connection between medieval scholars, reenactors and gamers.

July 14th

Pennsic Bards Books

Michael Alewright and Brion Enkazi have announced that the Pennsic Bards by Day and Bards by Night books will once again be available to track bardic activities at the War.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for July 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for July 2007.

Hafla Videos from Outlands "Glory" Event

Lady Jinan has posted videos from the hafla held at the recent "Glory" event in Outlands.

July 13th

Atlantia heralds to host Heraldic Walk at Pennsic

Mistress Rhiannon ui Neill, Triton Principal Herald for the Kingdom of Atlantia, has announced that an Atlantian Heraldic Walking Tour will once again take place at pennsic.

A Lamas Day Tribute

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Come join us for fun and frolic in our Lamas Day tribute. Lamas Day was held on August 1st and was a day for silliness and fun!

A Lamas Day Tribute
August 17th -19th
Mustang Park
3600 Winscott Plover Rd
Benbrook Lake, Ft Worth TX

Activities:

  • Bread tasting contest & foot races (traditional entertainment for Lamas day)
  • Hobby horse races
  • Fun Noodle Joust Location:
    Barony of Elfsea (Ft Worth Texas)

An Tir/West War: a review from His Majesty Jade

His Majesty Jade of the West Kingdom writes about his experiences at the recetn An Tir - West War.

Pas d´Armes

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WHEREAS it is the bounden duty of Knights and gentlemen-at-arms to keep their skills honed at the ready should His Majesty call them to battle, and whereas the Noble and gentle ladies of the land are desirous to be entertained by the feats of honor, it is the privilege of the incipient Canton of Readstan to invite all those of noble comportment and lineage to test their mettle on the field of combat. Location:
Incipient Canton of Readstan (Littleton, Colorado)

Three Stags II: Autumn Battle and Faire

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Horns sound and drums roll, banners dance on the breeze, Chevaliers parade in armor shining and merchants call their wares. Mummers prance, jesters grin, laughter swells like the seas, Archers shoulder their quivers full and music fills the air. Juggler's entrance, food delights, excitement buzzes like the bees, Fencers flash their blades dazzling and little children stare. Come one, come all, Gather for the opening of the greatest event of the fall days Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Elizabeth Colorado)

Daggers and Hemlock (An Assassin's Gathering)

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Come and enjoy a day of heavy weapon's fighting, arts and sciences, concluded by a grand feast all in AIR-CONDITIONED comfort. Showers and tent camping will be available at the site. The day will be highlighted by an assassins' tournament, which will be restricted to the tools of the trade.

We also encourage all participants to enter our game of progressive assassination – awards to be presented for Location:
Shire of Phoenix Glade (Fort Walton Beach, Florida)

Atlantia Fall University

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The Barony of Caer Mear will be hosting the Fall University at Amelia High School in Amelia, VA on October 20, 2007.

Site:
Amelia High School
8500 Otterburn Rd
Amelia, VA 23002

Autocrat:
Gustav von Silberwald
(Peter Topkis)
Email: gustavvs@yahoo.com

Location:
Barony of Caer Mear (Amelia, Virginia)

Raid or Trade V

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Come join us again in the heat of the summer sun for a weekend of fun. A recreation of the wonderfully successful invasion of England in 1066 is to occur. Be one of the Good (Normans), Bad (Vikings), or Ugly (Saxons) (autocrat preference definitely shows) as we try to relive a bit of England's important history.

There will be fighting, archery, and maybe some more fighting. The fighting will include Warlord tourneys, hill battles, and bridge battles, and whatever else comes to mind. Weapons may be restricted to those of the time. There may even be a torchlight tourney. There may be War Maneuvers afte rthe tourneys if time allows. Location:
Barony of Coeur d'Ennui (St. Charles, Iowa)

Blackwater Hunt

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As the war drums fade in the distance we look to the return of the ice dragon and find our larders empty. Come help us fill them. Bend your bow and raise your spear and help fell the wild beasts amongst the rocks.

Troll opens at 9 am and closes at 5 pm on August 25

Site fee is $ 8 for adults and $ 5 for children and under 5 free as usual the nonmember surcharge of $ 3 will apply

Location:
Shire of Black Water (Bradford, Pennsylvania)

Meridian Grand Tournament

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Have you been looking for a day of pageantry to show off all those fancy items you've been working on all year? Are you looking for some of the best heavy fighting this Kingdom has to offer? Do you want to be able to sit under your day shade and have food brought around to you and have entertainers to entertain you, all while you get to watch your friends hit each other with sticks? Then here's the event you've been waiting for!! Location:
Shire of Owl's Nest (Blountsvill,Alabama)

Central Region Garb Workshop

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This is to announce the next rotation of the Central Region Garb Workshop, this time held by Lady Emma Dandelion in Schweinfurt. Come ready your garb for the coming winter months! Bring your books to share with others! Bring your projects and ideas! New sewers, come get help on your new projects, and old sewers come share your expertise!

Anyhow, its fun.

It will take place on September 29-30, 2007 Location:
(Schweinfurt, Germany)

Aten/Dragon Collegium

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The Baronies of Atenveldt and Sundragon would like to invite one and all to the Barony of Atenveldt and SunDragon University (B-ASU).

So come and take some classes, learn something new and stay for a Grand Luncheon.

Site Location:
Sylvestre Herrera Elementary School
1350 S. 11th St.
Phoenix, AZ

Site Fee: $7 Adult Member, $10 Non Member, $3 Youth (5-17) Free (5 & under) Location:
Baronies of Atenveldt and Sundragon (Phoenix, Arizona)

Ork Wars 2007

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The days of shadow are upon us. Those who quaked with the Rumble on the River will fall to their knees as this old enemy; of forgotten days, boils over the distant hills. The orks are coming.

The Barony of Grey Niche calls on all allies to help repel this mighty foe. Creatures of Fearie, Paladines, Immortals, and all. Grey Niche calls on your aid. Our predictions give the following time and place for meeting the orks in battle. Location:
Barony of Grey Niche (Utica, Mississippi)

Estrella War XXIV Principal Kingdoms Announced!

TRM Morgan and Livia, King and Queen of Atenveldt, announced that the Kingdoms of Caid, the Outlands and Artemisia have accepted Their invitation to participate as Principal Kingdoms at the next Estrella War XXIV (Feb 12-18, 2008).

July 12th

"History Geeks" in Kansas

Alaide Vilchis Ibarra of the University Daily Kansan reports on a demo staged by members of the Shire of Carlsby, the local SCA group. “We are all history geeks for the most part with an interest in medieval life,” said Richard Jones, a Lawrence resident and 27-year society member.

St Vitus Dance and Music Weekend

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Politarchopolis will be holding the St Vitus Dance and Music Weekend, on the 11th & 12th of August 2007.

Come and join us for two days of dance and music classes, with lunches and afternoon tea provided, and a feast and ball from 6pm on Saturday.

Event Time: 10am - 11pm Saturday, 10am - 4pm Sunday
Event Site Address: Tuggeranong Seascouts Hall, Mortimer Lewis drive,
Greenway, Canberra, ACT, AUSTRALIA. Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Canberra, ACT)

Regional Fight Practice

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The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle invites our friends and neighbors to join us for our weekly fight practice and picnic in Otsiningo Park on Sunday, July 15, 2007. This will be a very relaxed get together for fighting, eating and socializing with our friends.

We will begin gathering around noon, and will go until people are tired of fighting. Please come join us to share stories and swordplay. If you know of anyone who is interested in checking out SCA fighting for the first time, this will be the perfect opportunity. Please bring any loaner gear that you may have for newcomers. This will be in a beautiful public park, so there will probably be people wandering over to watch the fighting and maybe ask some questions. Garb is strongly encouraged. We will provide meats to cook on the grill ? hamburgers, hot dogs, and sausages, as well as rolls, fixings, and ice. Please bring your picnic gear, a dish to pass, and drinks. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Binghamton , New York)