Archive - Sep 2007

September 4th

Dragonlake II

The Shire of Swordcliff will be holding Dragonslake II. It will be a day of questing and fighting in honor of our Champion the Great Gailen for saving our dragon from the Dragon Slayer that came from the Eastern Kingdom. There will be a quest for heavy, light, non fighters and children so that all may participate in his honor. We had a fantastic time last year and hope this year will be even better. For more details please see our link on the Location:
Shire of Swordcliff (Rochester, Ilinois)

Atlantia Crown Tournament

The Canton of Falcon's Cree, and the Barony of Nottinghill Coill, welcome you to Atlantia's Fall Crown Tournament. We hope you have a splendid day as we gather to discover which worthy combatant will emerge victorious in their quest to name their consort and themselves the next King and Queen of our fair Kingdom.

Site: Kings Mountain State Park, 1277 Park Rd, Blacksburg, SC, 29702.
Site opens at 6pm on Friday and closes at 10am on Sunday. Location:
Canton of Falcon Cree (Blacksburg, South Carolina)

Tavern at Kingdoms Edge III

Ahoy thare matey, set sail to the fair Shire of Port Oasis to join us for the Tavern at Kingdoms Edge III, Being held November 16th thru 18th, 2007, at the Cabell County 4-H Camp, 6040 Booten Creek Road, Huntington WV 25705. The site opens 6:00 p.m. Friday, and closes 12 Noon on Sunday. Fighting, fencing, archery, A&S, gaming, treasure hunt, children’s activities and merchants are all planned. This year the Tavern will have a different theme, Location:
Shire of Port Oasis (Huntington, West Virginia)

Wicker Man Festival

The Barony of Blackstone Mountain would like to invite one and all to our 4th Annual Wicker Man Festival. Heavy Weapons Fighting along with Fencing, Archery and Thrown Weapons will be featured along with an Arts and Sciences competition and a wonderful feast. After dark we will burn the Wicker Man and have a Bardic Circle. Merchants are encouraged to attend and you will not be charged any fees besides the usual event fees. Location:
Barony of Blackstone Mountain (Cottageville, West Virginia)

Eduard & Asa New Heirs in Atenveldt

Count Sir Eduard Gostomski and Duchess Asa Hrafnsdottir are the new heirs to the thrones of Atenveldt.

Arrows' Flight Insurrection

Insurrection is the first event to be held in the Tooele, Utah area in a very long time if not ever. You can look forward to 9 acres of a well maintained park with a very large building for indoor activities.

Activities include:

  • WAR games: we will have a Torch Light tourney and Melee combat.
  • Rapier: A Tourney and Melee
  • Archery: Prime shooting world class archers
  • A&S Display: Bring your work and get some useful critiques. Location:
    Shire of Arrow's Flight (Tooele, Utah)

Drachenwald Kingdom University

The Barony of Knight's Crossing invites you to Drachenwald's annual Kingdom University, where we will gather to share and expand our knowledge in sundry subjects. To this end, we have arranged to use one of the Baron's lovely manor estates, the Petershof, located in the heart of the beautiful Odenwald.

For questions regarding classes, schedules and teaching please contact the Kingdom University Chancellor Lady Jeanne la sarrasine de Montevilliers. Location:
Barony of Knight's Crossing (Erbach, Germany)

Gay civil unions may have 600-year precedent

In an upcoming article for The Journal of Modern History Allan A. Tulchin cites the study of documents and grave sites as evidence for homosexual civil unions in 15th century France.

Eskalya Yule

Please join the Baron and Baroness of Eskalya in welcoming the New Year at our Yule celebration December 8, 2007. The site will open at 11am with opening court held at noon. A full feast will be presented, including drink; menu will follow. Space is limited so you must RSVP and pre pay for feast no later than November 25, 2007. No feast gear will be necessary; the populace need only bring a drinking vessel and eating utensils. Location:
Baroney of Eskalya (Anchorage Alaska)

National Living History Fayre

Staged twice a year at the centrally located Aston Leisure Centre, Birmingham, the National Living History Fayres are primarily a multi-period market place for re-enactors and history enthusiasts, but with added FUN.

Dates for 2008 are confirmed as being
February 15th, 16th, and 17th 08
October 24th, 25th & 26th 08

New Opening Times:
Friday 12 noon to 7pm (avoid the rush hour!) Location:
Birmingham, England

National Living History Fayre

Staged twice a year at the centrally located Aston Leisure Centre, Birmingham, the National Living History Fayres are primarily a multi-period market place for re-enactors and history enthusiasts, but with added FUN.

Dates for 2007 and 2008 are confirmed as being
October 26th, 27th and 28th
February 15th, 16th, and 17th 08
October 24th, 25th & 26th 08

New Opening Times: Location:
Birmingham, England

Autumn Market 2007

Autumn Market 2007, 9th 10th and 11th November 2007

Opening times
Friday 12.00 to 6.00
Saturday 10.00 to 5.00
Sunday 10.00 to 4.00

At the Autumn Market
Expanded and improved catering and bars available in BOTH halls By popular request we will be repeating a Special Event... Historical Fashion in Peace and War - More details to follow...but Click Here to view what was on display at the Spring show! Location:
Ryton on Dunsmore, England

Scotchtoberfest - CANCELLED

October 6 2007 in Fergus Ontario we are holding Scotchtoberfest Yes we are reviving this cool old event not forgotten.. But that is not why I am here ...again pay heed.. Included in this event is what I would like to call the official "Kick Off " for the 10th anniversary of Ealdormere.

Fergus Community Center

Site fee is $7 ...$4 for 12 and under....babes in arms free Feast fee is $12 Location:
Barony of Ramshaven (Fergus, Ontario)

Rendezvous at the Bridge XVIII

Shire of Riviere Constelle presents Rendezvous at the Bridge -- XVIII September 21-23, 2007, Lincoln State Park, Lincoln City, Indiana

Featuring: William Marshall style heavy weapons tourney, fencing tourney, many A&S Classes, adult and youth populace-vote A&S competition, coursing of the Queen's greyhounds, bardic circle, dancing, Harald Hardraada Pinatas for children and children-at-heart, breakfast, lunch & feast. Location:
Shire of Riviere Constelle (Lincoln City, Indiana)

Master William Blackfox Award Winners for AS 41

Outgoing Society Chronicler Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton has announced the Master William Blackfox Award winners for AS 41.

September 3rd gives web sites of living history a free boost

Tom Higgins of has announced the creation of a website to help reenactors of various living history groups to connect online. (press release)

Sea Stallion reaches Ireland

After several serious set-backs, the Viking ship Sea Stallion has reached Dublin, Ireland. The ship, with its 65-member crew, left Denmark on July 1, 2007 for the historic voyage.

"Charmed" 14th century pendant found by hobbyist

A metal detector hobbyist has discovered a 700-year-old pendant bearing a woman's face and the inscription AGLA in Osmington, England. (photo)

"Dauntless Libby" remembered in article

Kimberly Matas of the Arizona Daily Star remembers Elizabeth Jane Christensen for the warrior she was in an article chronicling the life of the SCA member. "Dauntless Libby" died August 7, 2007 at age of 44.

September 2nd

Mary Rose besieged by bacteria

The Mary Rose, flagship to King Henry VIII, is facing a much more devious enemy than French warships: bacteria which produce a corrosive acid.

Equestrians muster at Pontoon Beach

On July 21, 2007, 17 members of the Barony of Shattered Crystal brought their mounts to Pontoon Beach, Illinois to practice their equestrian skills. Scott Cousins of the Granite City Press-Record has the story.

12 medieval graves found at Aldbourne

Archaeologists working on a dig at Crowcastle in Aldbourne, England have discovered 12 graves dating back to the 8th century. The remains were unearthed during excavation for a housing development.

Renaissance Store newsletter offers new articles

The editors of the Renaissance Store newsletters have added new titles to their Articles Archive, including an interview with the Tudor Tailers and suggestions for dressing for a Ren Faire.

September 1st

Edinburgh's lost tower found

Archaeologists working at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland have found what they believe to be remnants of the Constable's Tower, destroyed during the reign of Elizabeth I. The tower was thought to have been lost forever.

Footprint in time

The footprint of a hobnailed sandal has caused quite a stir since it was discovered during work at the Roman city of Sussita, east of Lake Kinneret in Israel.

Hunter's Moon

The Shire of Hartstone would like to invite one and all to their annual event,Hunter's Moon on October 20th at the Andover Rod and Gun Club, P.O. Box# 548 Kilbane Road, Andover, N.Y. 14806.

Site opens 9 a.m. and Closes 5 p.m. This Year's theme is a "Scadian Pentathlon" with; Archery, Thrown weapons, fencing,heavy weapons, and an A&S competition. Youth contests in all areas if enough interest.There will be a sideboard buffet from 12 noon till 4 p.m. with various foods. Merchants are welcome.This is a "Scadian Pentathlon" to test everyone's prowess. You can compete in as many events as we have, or if you prefer, stick with one all day. The Pentathlon winner will be the individual who score the most points.Each station will also have it's own tourney winner. Fun for all is to be had ! Location:
Shire of Hartstone (Andover, New York)

Triumphe II

The Province of Mooneschadowe presents TRIUMPHE II September 14-16, 2007

Will Rogers Boy Scout Camp
Cleveland, Oklahoma

Site Fee:
Adult (18 years and older)$10
Teen (13-17 years old)$7
Child (5-12 years old)$5
Child (0-4 years old)FREE

Feast Fee:
Fee (any age) $8
Child Feast (any age)$5
**Make all checks payable to SCA Inc./Province of Mooneschadowe Location:
Province of Mooneschadowe (Cleveland, Oklahoma)

Rampage on the River

The Shire of Ironwood Loch would like to welcome all to our Rampage on the River along the banks of the Colorado River. Bring dish for potluck. Potluck will take place at sundown Saturday. This year's event has been changed to a one day event. You may camp Saturday evening. Site is wet. Pets welcome but must be leashed, smoking is allowed, bring shade. There will be a single communal fire pit. Porte potties will be available. There is a boat ramp for water toys. Location:
Shire of Ironwood Loch (Ehrenberg, Arizona)

Ered Sulabration

Come enjoy a day in the cool, grassy Pine trees of Flagstaff!

When: Saturday, September 15th. 10 am – 5 pm.
Where: Thorpe Park, 191 North Thorpe Road, Flagstaff, AZ
Why: Highlands War Fundraiser
How much: $6 (plus $3 non-membership fee). Youth 6-17 $4.

Hardsuit and rapier fighters, come for the crazy fun one-person and two-person mixed weapons tourneys. Barrier battles, battle circle, Location:
Barony of Ered Sul (Flagstaff, Arizona)

Ealdormere Arts and Sciences Competition

The annual Arts and Sciences competition for the Kingdom of Ealdormere will be held on Saturday November 17, 2007 in the Canton of Petrea Thule to be held at St. John's Anglican Church, 99 Brock Street, Peterborough, Ontario.

Directions to Event Location
From Toronto: Take Hwy 401 East to Hwy 115 NorthHwy 115 North to The Parkway / Sir Sandford Fleming Drive exit Turn slight right onto The Parkway Location:
Canton of Petrea Thule (Peterborough, Ontario)