Archive - Sep 2007

September 25th

[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.

September 24th

Middle Ages: golden era of "girl power"

A new study by Sue Niebrzydowski of Bangor University's Institute of Early and Modern Studies says that women of 600 years ago had unprecedented power and independence.

Photos from Mists Bardic 2007

Martin of Rivenstar has posted a gallery of photos from the recent Bardic Championships in the Principality of the Mists (West Kingdom).

New Palatine Baron of the Far West, Lord Vail Visconti

Lady Katherine reports and shares photos from the recent Tournament for the Palatine Baronial Coronet of the Far West which took place September 15, 2007 at Camp Zama, Tokyo, Japan.

Latin alive in the modern world

Kevin Fleming, for CNN's column Mental Floss, looks at the use and meaning of common Latin phrases in everyday life.

Chivalry rules at "Here There Be Dragons"

"The possibilities are endless in this alternative society meant to foster imagination and creativity. With 10 centuries (600 to 1601 [C.E.]) to research, replicate and live in, members have every reason to escape into bygone days of chivalry and adventure," writes Hannah Wiest of the Jackson (Wyoming) Star-Tribune.

September 23rd

Photos from Trimaris Fall Coronation 2007

Lady Hilary of Marcaster, Historian/Chronicler for the Trimaris Equestrians, has posted albums of photos from the recent Fall Coronation, including some from the mounted procession.

Colin James Bass born in Gleann Abhann

Brigida and Gellis of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann announce the birth of their son Colin James Bass on September 13, 2007.

Burgundian exhibit on display in Belgium

"The Dawn of the Burgundian Century" will be on display at the Groeningemuseum through January 6, 2008.

Pictures from Gothic Wars

Lady Brenna MacDonald of J&M's Timeless Photography shares her album of photos from the recent Gothic Wars which took place in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

September 22nd

Britain's oldest recipes

A recent study by the Food Science Department of the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff has revealed Great Britain's 10 oldest recipes, including hedgehog and haggis.

New citizen in Artemisia

Lady Sybyll deWarrene has announced the birth of her granddaughter Adrianna Leigh Haugen born to Julianna and Asher in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for September 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous has released updates for Stefan's Florilegium for September 2007.

Pictures from Hagan & Eilis' Coronation

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares her memories and photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Halloween weddings

This month's feature article on the Renaissance Store's website deals with Halloween weddings, a popular new theme for brides and grooms. The site also offers sources for handfastings and gothic weddings.

September 21st

Ducal Prize photos online

Aine DeLacey has posted photos from the recent Ducal Prize Tournament in the West Kingdom. Topics include "Wet Wenching" and "drag races."

Genghis Khan enforced ban on gay lifestyle

Chinese experts at the Research Institute of Ancient Mongolian Laws and Sociology in Inner Mongolia have determined that Genghis Khan's code of laws may have contained the earliest recorded ban on homosexuality.

A New Pelican is made in Meridies

As the beams from heaven shone upon the regal crowns of Meridies, Master Alexander Ravenscroft opened court for TRM Boru and Deirdre, summoning the Order of the Pelican and the populace of Meridies to gather for the elevation of THLady Aislinn Chaomhanach the morning of September 8, 2007.

Harvest War 2007 photos online

Aurora de Portugal reports that Lord Holbiorn has posted photos from the recent Harvest War 2007 in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

Fire destroys "Lost Colony" costumes

A fire recently destroyed the section of the Waterside Theatre in Roanoke Island, North Carolina which housed historic costumes in the Irene Rains Costume Shop. Most of the costumes for Paul Green's play, the Lost Colony, were destroyed.

September 20th

Baroness Ula Brennasdottir to be elevated at Summits Fall Coronet

Baroness Khalja khorkhoi reports that Their Royal Majesties, King Tiernan and Queen Miranda of the Kingdom of An Tir have offered Baroness Ula Brennasdottir elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

[GLE] Gleann Abhann Fall Crown List

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The Shire of Ardanroe invites you to witness the sixth Crown List of Gleann Abhann!

The event will be held at Lake Bistineau State Park, Group Camp 1, November 16-18.

Registration is available online through ACCEPS on the Ansteorran website. You can also send your reservations in by mail, Please make checks payable to SCA INC, Shire of Ardanroe.

Shire of Ardanroe
PO Box 44542 Location:
Shire of Ardanroe (Minden, Louisiana)

[WES] Baroness' Masked Ball

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In celebration of Fall, Darkwood invites you to attend our Baroness’ Masked Ball. The Theme is Fall Masquerade. We encourage everyone to wear their best masks. During the day there will be classes on mask-making and dancing. There will also be period games for all ages and tournaments for both rapier and heavy fighters.

In the evening a feast will be held to honor our Baroness with the bounty of the Fall harvest. We will Location:
Barony of Darkwood (Tres Pinos, California)