Archive - 2007

Duke Aaron Worganson victorious in Ealdormere Crown

Duke Aaron Wargonson, inspired by Duchess Rustique Du Sorde, was the victor of the October 27, 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. (photos, updated)

October 30th

Russian birchbark manuscripts online

Researchers from the Novgorod Museum Reserve are in the process of translating ancient Russian manuscripts written on birchbark in Old Slavonic and posting the translations online. (photo)

Update from Caid

Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood, Caiden Disaster Relief Coordinator, reports on the fire situation in the Kingdom of Caid.

Time Team reenactor dies in joust

A re-enactor, filming a segment of the BBC's Time Team series, was killed recently when a splinter from a lance flew through the eye slit of his helmet and entered his eye.

[ATE] Pillage, Plunder, Pluck, Poke, Pun, Pageantry

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Pillage, Plunder, Pluck, Poke, Pun, Pageantry and many more P's than you can count! in the Shire of Granholme, November 16th ~ 18th, 2007, Heritage Park in Florence, AZ.

Hardsuit and Rapier Tournies: Please provide plunder to enter

Frog Rustling with Frog Daddy

Feast ~ beast provided for 100 by M'lady Parisha. Please make feast reservations at: 520 868 0773 (no calls after 9:30 PM, please). Location:
Shire of Granholme (Florence, Arizona)

[MER] Glad Tydings

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The leaves are beginning to fall, the air is turning brisk, and the daylight lasts just a bit less each day. Soon, the trees will be bare and the chill of winter will fill Meridian hearts. Perhaps we just need a bit of Glad Tydings!

Mark your calendars now for Glad Tydings: A New Year's Celebration, January 5, 2008! Vulpine Reach is throwing an Elizabethan Winter Festival to commemorate our Thirtieth Anniversary and you're invited! Plenty of food to Location:
Shire of Vulpine Reach (Chattanooga, Tennessee)

October 31: Last day to pre-register for Estrella most discounted entrance fees

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan, OP has announced that October 31, 2007 is the last day to register for Estrella's MOST DISCOUNTED entrance fees. Other deadlines for the war, which takes place February 12-18, 2008, are also approaching.

[AET] Kingdom 12th Night

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We invite all good gentles to join in the merriment and cheer at the Aethelmearc Kingdom Twelfth Night celebration on Saturday, January 12, 2008 in the Barony of Endless Hills. The event will be held at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority/Saint Rose Academy, 1300 Old Plank Road, Mayfield, PA, 18407.

We have procured a most marvelous hall for feasting, meetings, courts and dancing! Bring your best garb and revel in our sun-filled atrium! The hall opens at 9 am and closes at 9:30 pm. This is a discretely damp site (period containers please), and enclosed flame is allowed. The site is fully handicapped accessible and there is adequate parking for all vehicles. A bounteous lunch is included with the site Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Mayfield, Pennsylvania)

Medieval Latin tutorial

The English National Archives has created a website to teach medieval Latin through a series of fun activities and lessons. The tutorial is aimed at teaching the Latin used to create documents written between 1086 and 1733.

Cooking with mummy

Just in time for holiday parties, Sarah Bakewell shares 17th century recipes for cooking with mummy! Mmmm... tasty!

October 29th

Arts and Sciences at Estrella War XXIV

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan has announced that plans for A&S activities at the upcoming Estrella War XXIV are well underway.

Mysterious runestone identified

Experts believe that they have identified a mysterious runestone discovered under the floor of Hausken Church in Rennesøy, Rogaland, Norway.

Photos from Drachenwald's Crown tournament, Oct 13th 2007

A number of photo albums and a video album from Drachenwald's October 13 Crown Tournament are now available online.

Reenactor Fest 4

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Reenactor Fest will be at it's traditional location at the beautiful Sheraton Chicago Northwest next Febraury!

Everything you love about Reenactor Fest will be there again... and more! The vendor halls, seminars, live music and demonstrations, the Grand Ball, nightly parties, and the electricity in the air that only happens when you bring so many great reenactors together in one spot! Reenactor Fest is open to the public, and has stuff for all ages to see and do. Kids 10 and under get in free! Location:
Chicago, Illinois

Reenactor Fest 3

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Reenactor Fest is thrilled to be adding another convention date to our calendar in historic Gettysburg!

When you think of historical reenacting, few locations spring to mind as quickly as Gettysburg. The town and historic battlefields cater to reenactors and history buffs, and the Eisenhower hotel is right there in Gettysburg itself... mere minutes from the fields where the din of battle changed our Nation Location:
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

[GLE] Survivor: Valhalla

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The Shire of IronOx proudly presents... Survivor: Valhalla January 18-20, 2008 Camp Henry Jacobs in Utica, MS

Fees:
Before Dec 21
Dorm w/ Feast Tent w/ Feast Daytrip w/ Feast
Adult $20.00 $16.00 $12.00
Child (under 12) $12.00 $10.00 $6.00

After Dec 22
Dorm w/ Feast Tent w/ Feast Daytrip w/ Feast
Adult $22.00 $18.00 $14.00 Location:
Shire of IronOx (Utica, Mississippi)

Fire, the plague of the Current Middle Ages

As of this writing, nearly 2000 homes have burned in a 72 hour period throughout Southern California. Though the first fire started in Malibu, part of the Barony of Lyondemere, Caid, the most destruction has occurred within San Diego County, the Barony of Calafia, Caid.

October 28th

War of the Wings II photos online

Antonio Felluci has posted an album of photos from the recent War of the Wings II in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Treubuchet flings old cars

Really hate your old car? Perhaps you should offer it up to the "Crazy Farmers" for use as trebuchet ammunition?

Seared Beef Stew

Pictures from Diamond Wars XXII

Lord Gawin der Fuchs shares an album of photos from Diamond Wars XXII which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

October 27th

"Modern" medieval castle built in Poland

A new castle has been constructed in Byczyna near Opole, Poland for the purpose of studying medieval construction and life. The Polsko-Czeskie Centrum Szkolenia Rycerstwa (The Polish-Czech Center of Knights Training) was constructed for 4.5 milion of polish zloty.

Ye Olde Searche Engine

If you seek answers to your medieval research questions, mayhap you should seek out Google - medieval style

Instant Viking Kit

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your little raider? Consider Viking Age Vessels' Instant Viking Kit which features the essential for any Viking expedition: seachest, knife, belt, jewelry and garb.

October 26th

Estrella War XXIV deadlines approaching

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan reminds those planning to attend Estrella War XXIV that deadlines are rapidly approaching.

Update from fire-swept Caid

Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood is coordinating the fire crisis efforts in the Kingdom of Caid. The report below was gathered from a recent series of messages on the Caid list.

Viking ship in a bottle is a labor of love

Eduardo Raffaelli of Buenos Aires, Argentina documents the construction of an authentic Viking longship based on the Skuldelev 5 ship from the Roskilde fjord.

SCAdian costumer featured in gallery show

Sally Fink of Westmont, Pennsylvania, was featured recently in a show entitled “Fantasy Fashions” by the Laurel Arts Gallery. A laurel in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Fink exhibited "five costume dresses and four hats she designed and created" which she calls "art to wear."

Drachenwald Fall 2007 Crown Tourney photos and video online

Siubhan has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

October 25th

Shakespeare portrait may be genuine

The Sanders portrait of William Shakespeare, the only portrait believed to have been painted during the Bard's lifetime, is one step closer to being proven authentic. (photo)