Archive - Sep 25, 2007

Trillium Wars photos online

Eirik Andersen has released a wonderful album of photos from the Kingdom of Ealdormere's Trillium Wars on the Two Ravens website.

Nationwide fighter practice database

His Majesty Logan Ebonwoulfe, King of Atlantia, has created a database of fighter practices in the United States for newcomers or travelers looking for heavy fighting in the SCA.

[DRA] Northern Frankmark Fighterpractice

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Greetings! It's time for the next NFFP, We hope to see many of you there.

26.10. - 28.10.2007 The Shires of Two Seas, Baerenau and Aventiure, Germany

We invite all fighthers from far and wide to take part in the third round of the Northern Frankmark Fighterpractice. We hope that many of you will join us to teach fighting and to improve your skills.

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For the Fighter Practice : Location:
Shires of Two Seas, Baerenau and Aventiure (Glueckstadt, Germany)

[ATL] All Glass Symposium

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On October 27th, the Barony of Stierbach will welcome the glass workers of Atlantia to the All Glass Symposium! Here we will all gather to share knowledge and our passion for all things glass.

Those with traveling torch set-ups, we ask for you to bring your kits. For beginners we will have loaner equipment for you to try your hand at lampworking and some flat work.

There will be kilns on site so that more advanced work can be done. Location:
Barony of Stierbach (Port Royal, Virginia)

SCA: "more of a way of life than a hobby"

SCA members at the recent Corvaria Harvest Tournament in central Oregon "study history by acting it out." The event was sponsored by the Shire of Corvaria. Katie Brauns of the (Bend, Oregon) Bulletin has the story.

[DRA] Summer's Last Stand III

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It is that time again. Lady Autumn has returned to hold the peace between Lady Summer and Lady Winter. However, everyone knows that the seasons must change - it is just a matter of when. The Stronghold of Nebelwald invites you to join us as we prepare for the battle that will determine how much longer summer will last.

This seasonally-themed event should find something for everyone - use your wits, might, and/or creativity to earn points for your season. Participants can earn points by taking part in the Mythical Quest, Best Seasonal Recipe, Bardic Competition, and Most Seasonal Mask, as well as a variety of seasonally-themed heavy and light tourneys. There will be a chance to take part in classes, display A&S projects, and/or simply enjoy visiting with friends. Be sure to come prepared for the Masked Feast and Ball where contest winners and Seasonal Change will be announced! Those interested in entering a recipe, teaching a class, or portraying a Lady (enter season Location:
Stronghold of Nebelwald (Schmidmuelen Germany)

[OUT] Al-Barran Toys for Tots Tourney

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Their Excellencies of Al-Barran Sir Gregor and Lady Monika and Myself, Lady Cristin wish all to come to this glorious event and support a wonderful cause. We continue to support our Mighty King and his challenge to the Known world. Al-barran will be glorious in the hearts of children again this festive season and will show the known world our grand generosity.

We will hold our traditional tournaments for our Toys for Tots champions both Heavy and Light. HRH Alarik Boleslavsson is our current Heavy weapons T4TChampion and Lord Michael McQuillane is our current light weapons T4Tchampion. We look forward to a wonderful day filled with genourosity and fun. We have a most wonderful Prize table in the planning by Mistress Genevre, There will be high quality prizes for all who fight and help with this event, your generosity will be rewarded beyond anything you have witnessed before Location:
Barony of Al-Barran (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Saxon Summer photos

Lady Govindasani has posted an album of photos from Saxon Summer which took place September 15, 2007 in the Shire of Rivenvale.

[MID] Bardic Madness IX: Myth, Legend, and Tale

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Greetings and welcome are bid to all Bards, Troubadors, Trouveres, Minstrels, Minnesingers, Jongleurs, Singers, Storytellers, Poets, Scops, Skalds, Fillids, Olaves, Griots, Wordsmiths, and Friends of these arts. Also Musicians, Dancers, Jugglers, Magicians, and Players as well.

This year's Bardic Madness will take place on December 15th, 2007. Our hosts will be the Shire of Lochmorrow (Macomb, IL). Many thanks go to all of them for their hospitality in helping the bardic community out this year. Our theme is inspired by some great period myths, legends, and tales and how they change from the latter to the former. Location:
Shire of Lochmorrow (Macomb, Illinois)

Some relics of St. Francis probably did not belong to the saint

Carbon dating done on relics of St. Francis of Assisi have given mixed results. While a tunic, belt and mortuary cushion were dated to the right time period, another tunic, which the church attributes to the saint, did not.