Archive - 2007

October 13th

Meridies Welcomes A New Viking

Mistress Solveig Ericsdottir and husband Ziggy of the Barony of Thor's Mountain welcome into Meridies young miss Solvi Bryce Keyes Thompson, born on October 2 at a healthy 9lb 7oz (4.3 kg) and 21 inches (53 cm) long!

Lady Goosealot

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting... well, you know. Looking for the perfect SCAdian gift this Christmas? Consider Goose Clothes Galore's Lady Goosealot, "the height of 14th century fashion."

Tourists flock to churches built by angels

Legend says that the churches carved into the red rock of Lalibela, Ethiopia were built with the help of the angels. Now tourists have discovered one of the country's holiest sites.

AEthlemearc combat on YouTube

Olafr has announced that he has posted a video from AEthelmearc's Heavy Weapons Kingdom Champions Tournament at Harvest Raids on YouTube. (link corrected)

October 12th

Stolen Da Vinci recovered

London police have announced the recovery of Madonna with the Yarnwinder, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci stolen four years ago from Drumlanrig Castle in southern Scotland.

13th century Persian poet still inspires

The poetic and the spiritual alike are celebrating the 800th anniversary of the birth of Sufi poet Rumi who "still inspires with his works evoking ecstasy and the divine." Poet Robert Bly reads from his translation of Rumi's works for NPR's Morning Edition.

Great Western War X Hound Coursing video now online

A video of hound coursing at Great Western War X is available on YouTube.

Middle Kingdom Crown List announced

Duke Brannos has posted the list of names of the combatants and their consorts for the upcoming crown tournament in the Middle Kingdoms on the Legio Draconis website.

October 11th

Artemisia Fall 2007 Crown Combatant List

Baroness Juliana, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Artemisia, has announced the list of combatants and consorts for the upcoming Crown Tournament which will take place October 13-14, 2007.

Medieval manners and courtesy links

Genevieve la flechiere, of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, shares her research regarding medieval table manners and courtesy through a series of weblinks.

[ANS] Brad Leah Survivor

description:
Grab two or four of your favorite friends to watch your back, and join us at Camp Graham Ball for this melee event extraordinaire!

Be on site by 10 AM to join the morning maneuvers as we storm the castle and take the bridge. After a sideboard lunch, take to the field once more for field melees and a town battle. Three Kings and Bordermarch Melees are around the corner... under the tutelage of some of the top Knights and Centurions in the biz, brush up on your commands and communication, your cooperation and coordination, and even your comradeship while you're at it! Wind up the night with a hearty game of Apocalypto-ball-- if that doesn't cinch it, what will? Location:
Shire of Brad Leah (Lake Kickapoo, Texas)

Khalek and Branwyn new Prince and Princess of AEthelmearc

Sir Khalek Shurrag Od, fighting for Lady Branwyn ferch Gwythyr, was the victor in the October 6, 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Sir Khalek bested Sir Finn O'Shannon in the final round.

[CAL] Fall Rush

description:
Welcome! Standing Stones is hosting this year's Fall RUSH, once again on the campus of the University of Missouri- Columbia. We are excited to present a variety of hands-on workshops as well as traditional lecture classes. Be prepared to experience a menagerie of scholarly pursuits!

Event Steward:
HE Countess Caillin MacKenzie

Dates:
October 13th-14th

Time:
Site opens at 9am. Location:
Shire of Standing Stones (Columbia, Missouri)

[MER] Castle Wars V

description:
Come visit the lovely seaside resort of Elsinore, where princes and kings have dined, loved, fought, and died....

Sandy Beach Park
Lake Tobesofkee
Macon Georgia

November 16-18, 2007

Event Steward
Lady Elewyiss the Jew
elewyiss (at) gmail (dot) com

When you send in your check, send or email Yves all of that information you usually write on the form - Modern name, Society name, Membership number, Membership expiration date, what you're paying for (adult, minor, child, daytrip, camping, feast). If he has your email address, he'll send you a confirmation message. If you don't have email, include your phone number and he'll call you with the confirmation. Location:
Barony of the South Downs (Macon, Georgia)

[LOC] Politarchopolis Baronial Championships and Feast

description:
Their Majesties Hugh and Terasa, King and Queen of Lochac will soon journey to the Barony of Politarchopolis. Pray gather and prepare for Their Majesties will attend the tourneys, contests and celebrations of the inaugural Politarchopolis Spring Baronial Championship.

Come join the pageantry, test your skill at arms, archery or the gentler arts. From among the contestants and combatants Their Excellencies Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Phillip, ACT)

Patrick Michael victorious in Ansteorra Crown Tourney

M. Caterina reports that Duke Patrick Michael was the victor of the October 6, 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. His Grace was inspired by Duchess Julia.

Battle of Baron's Howe photos

Eirik Andersen has announced the posting of his latest album of photos. This time it's from the recent Battle of Baron's Howe.

October 10th

A Sad Day in Calontir

Christoval Anguiano (Chip Wyrde), an archer in Calontir, was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Saturday September 29th, near Hannibal, Missouri.

[ANS] Quest for the Round Table

description:
Join us in the quest to relive the glorious legends of King Arthur and his knights. During the day, the fighters will be challenged to combat as well as challenged to represent the Chivalrous virtues of the legendary Knights of the Round Table. We will also be Brewing display and A&S competition through the day; For our A&S Competition we would welcome displays with documentation appreciated but not required. Location:
Shire of Tir Medoin (Belton, Texas)

[WES] Mists Fall Investiture

description:
Come witness the investiture of the new Prince and Princess of the Mists! Investiture will be followed by a 16th C. Ottoman feast cooked by Urtatim bint 'abd al-Karim al-hakam al-Fassi. Come enjoy dishes eaten by the Sultans, including a tangy meat ball soup, chicken with fruit, lamb with herbs, Turkish "ravioli", several colors of rice, bulgar wheat with chestnuts, and an array of sweets.

Site Information Location:
Principality of the Mists (Sebastopol California)

[AET] Aethelmearc Heralds & Scribes Symposium

description:
The Aethelmearc Heralds & Scribes Symposium will be held on January 26, 2008, in Sterlyng Vayle (Binghamton, NY)(www.sterlyngevayle.org).

We are looking for teachers in both heraldry & scribal arts for this event.

Please contact me (fridrikr@thescorre.org) if you desire to teach at the Symposium. Even if you have already contacted me, please do so again! Location:
Sterlyng Vayle (Binghamton, New York)

[LOC] Feast of The Four Winds

description:
Follow the scent of the sea and fine food to the Shire of Adora for their premier feast. Come test the fighters in the battle for Shire Champion then relax at the feast with great food, garb and games!

Date: 17th November 2007

Tourney at 3pm
Feast: 6pm

Cost: booked $15, at the door $18

Location: Bulli Masonic Hall, Princes Hwy Bulli NSW.

Location:
Shire of Adora (Bulli, New South Wales)

[DRA] 12th Night Coronation

description:
The 30th Coronation of Drachenwald's new King and Queen will be held in Nordmark.

The Shire of Gotvik bids the populace of Drachenwald a warm welcome to celebrate 12th Night Coronation!

The event will be held in Munktorp's communal house west of Västerås in Sweden.

The site is partially handicap accessible (need to do a check on site to verify) The feast (and court) hall has a ramp and everything usually needed to make it handicap accessible. Location:
Shire of Gotvik (Västerås, Sweden)

Festivus Legionus

description:
The Legio V Alaudae (based in Knoxville, TN) is holding a recruiting & demonstration event in conjunction with Austin Peay State University and Nova Roma on Friday, October 12, and Saturday, October 13. For any SCAdians in the area who have ever wanted to be involved in Roman re-enacting, this is a good event to attend.

You are invited to take part in the FESTIVAL OF THE LEGION!

Hosted by the Fifth Legion Alaudae and Austin Peay State University, The festival will be on the Austin Peay campus Oct. 12-13. The event will be open to the public Friday and Saturday (12-13) with available setup and take down days on Thursday Oct. 11 and Sunday Oct.14. Location:
Legio V Alaudae (Knoxville, Tennessee)

[ANT] Seagirt Yuletide

description:
We bring you tidings of Yule in the Barony of Seagirt, which will happen on Saturday, December 8th. There are many changes this year, least of which is the location.

Yule will be held at Luxton Hall, at the fairgrounds in Langford, BC, a suburb of Victoria (directions will appear later on the website). Also, to celebrate the 50th birthday of our own Baron James, there will be a Baron's Birthday Tourney held that day, as well as a Games Tourney (for those who don't fight but wish to compete for His Excellency's entertainment!). We will also have a Feast, a Pageant, Tavern, Horse Racing, Cleavage Contest for the fairer sex (Baron James has stated that male cleavage is not fair) and many other fine activities. Location:
Barony of Seagirt (Langford, British Columbia)

[DRA] Garden of Earthly Delights and Baronial Revelry

description:
Let it be known that on the twenty-third of February, there will be a Faire to celebrate the arts and artisanal crafts, and this faire will be held in the lord baron's holding known by many as the Pfaelzer Schloss. The lord Baron will be there to welcome all and sundry to this demesne, but especially those who wish to share their and display their myriad woorkes.

After the day of sharing and learning, there will be a revelry--- games, Location:
Barony of Meadowmarsch (Gross Umstadt, Germany)

[WES] Vinhold's All Hallows Feast

description:
Please come and join us for a gastronomic tour of late-period Spain, Galacia and Portugal. We will be holding a sotelties competition in the theme of 'Birds of the Knowne World', a cordials competition, and a competition to select the next Bard of Vinhold consisting of three pieces (a documented piece, a piece in documented style and a Masterwork of the performers best)!

When:
2pm-9pm November 3rd 2007. First course will be served at 3pm. Location:
Barony of Vinhold (Napa, California)

[LOC] St Catherine’s Fair

description:
Come one and all to St Catherine’s Fair!

29th November to 2nd December 2007, Motu Moana Scout Camp Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

The year is 1357 and St Catherine’s Fair is visiting Scotland.

We gather on Thursday evening for good food and good company. On Friday there will be archery and war fighting. All are invited to witness the marriage of Æsa Hrolfsdottir and Androu le Greyn and Location:
Barony of Ildhafn (Auckland, New Zealand)

[TRI] Panhandle Skirmishes

description:
Drums will sound as Warriors from the highest mountains to the southern most shores gather for... Panhandle Skirmishes October 19-21, 2007

YMCA Camp Indian Springs
2387 Bloxham Cut-Off Road
Crawfordville, Florida 32327

(NEW SITE! This is NOT at Camp Wallwood! NEW SITE!)

Contacts
Event Steward:
Sir Lorcan Dubhgall, KSCA
trtallent@aol.com Location:
Barony of Oldenfeld (Crawfordville, Florida)

Taiko drumming in Pittsburgh

The Asian Studies Center of the University of Pittsburgh will present Japanese Taiko Drumming on Saturday October 13, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room, WPU. The concert is free and open to the public.