Archive - Sep 7, 2007

Scientists still studying mystery of medieval skulls

Archaeologists from English Heritage have yet to formulate a theory about the change in shape of medieval skulls between the 11th and 13th centuries. The shape changed from a long, narrow head to a rounder shape.

Reporter visits as Philadelphia shire prepares for Scottish Irish festival

Helen I. Hwang of the Philadelphia Inquirer recently visited a fighter practice for the Shire of Harshorn-dale. Members are scheduled to participate in the area's annual Scottish Irish Festival.

Southern Lakes Regional Fighter Practice and Barbeque

The air will be turning crisp and cool, the leaves may be changing, and the winter winds will be howling ere long, so- Y'all come on down and do some killin', grillin', and just plain chillin' at a regional practice on the southern end of the cities, fer a change!

The Time:
Saturday October 6 from 10 AM to oh dark whenever we quit
Folks are welcome to camp out Friday night if they wish, Location:
Lakes Region (Lakeville, Minnesota)

Oertha Fall Collegium

Come, join the Barony of Eskalya and the incipient College of St. Guinefort for Oertha's Fall Collegium, a day of classes and workshops designed to broaden your understanding of the Medieval and Renaissance world.

For your learning pleasure, you will find four tracks available to you: Fiber Arts, Language and Culture, Miscellaneous Handicrafts, and Fighters/Fighting.

The Collegium will be held the Saturday the 17th of November, 2007 from 9 AM 'til 6 PM on the UAA campus (3211 Providence Dr./ Anchorage, AK 99508). Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Florentine Masquerade

Two great Doges and their allies match wits in 15th-century Florentine style, plotting with their Councillors of Sword, Rapier, Archery, Dance and Chess to win the day and be hailed as "The Most Mighty, Cultured and Cunning City-State."

This is a combined Tournaments and Dance event. There will be heavy, rapier, archery and chess tournaments as well as dance classes all day, and Masquerade dancing starting at 5:30pm, through the evening. Everyone is encouraged to bring masks to add to the ambiance. We planned this event right after Halloween for a reason! We will have a mask-making table and supplies available during the day for anyone who wants to make their own. There will be prizes for Coolest Mask, Funniest mask and Scariest Mask. Location:
Canton of Petrea Thule (Aylmer, Ontario)

Fruits of Our Labour photos online

Thorolfr has posted photos from Ealdormere's Fruits of Our Labours event which took place recently in the Barony of Ramshaven.

Elfsea's Defender XXVIII

Their Excellencies Armand and Ameline, Baron and Baroness of Elfsea and Lord and Lady of Dragonsfire Tor, do invite one and all to Elfsea's Defender XXVIII and the Baronial Investiture of Dáire de Haya and Druinne de Salesberie.

This year Elsea's Defender will be held on the Brazos River in Glen Rose, TX. Site opens at 7pm (No Early Entries). Please see Gate information for site fees and additional sign-in information. Location:
Barony of Elfsea (Glen Rose, Texas)

Summits Fall 2007 Coronet

Summits Fall Coronet September 14, 2007 to September 16, 2007 - Terra Pomaria

Autocrat: Honorable Lady Adrianne von Brandenburg

Site Info:
Willamette Mission State Park
10991 Wheatland Rd NE
Gervais, OR 97026

Directions to Site: Last Event's Directions : From the North or South, Take your best route to I-5 to Exit 263 and head west on Brooklake Road (follow the signs to Willamette Mission State Park). Stay on Brooklake until it ends on Wheatland Rd and take a right. Location:
Barony of Terra Pomaria (Gervais, Oregon)

Privateer's Plunder Harvest Home

The harvest is in at our quiet lakeside town and taxes are due. The Crown has also called their Privateers to port to pay their tithes. But funds are short all around. . .

Woodmen of the World Camp
Hattiesburg, Mississippi

To raise funds the Privateers and the townsfolk will be competing for limited funds. Heavy & Light fighting, archery, live weapons, gaming and shenanigans will occur. Each crew and guild of townsfolk will pay their taxes at court! Location:
Shire of Northover (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)