Archive - 2007

March 14th

6th century book restored in Ethiopia

In an article for the Spring 2007 issue of Skin Deep, a publication for bookbinders, Mark Winstanley discusses Tsbook [Tigrinya for Good] - The Gospel of Abba, a 6th century Ethiopian Gospel and its repair project.

Far West Spring Coronet

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It has become widely known within the Barony of the Far West that Palatine Baron Jak is a great patron of the arts. In fact with the advancing of the season from winter to spring he has decided to abdicate so that he may go in search of the one perfect Cherry Blossom. Therefore he wishes to find the greatest philosopher within the barony to replace him.

To find this philosopher he has asked his seneschal to hold a great arts and sciences tournament in which each of the great philosophers and artisans within our barony may enter their best works from five different arts and sciences. The baronial champion of the arts, Bernadette, and the Baron and Baroness will select the very best of the best philosophers by judging this arts and sciences tournament. Location:
Stronghold of Warriors' Gate (South Korea)

East Kingdom Southern Region Spring War Practice

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Shake off the doldrums of the winter past as once again, the Armies of the East rally to prepare for War! Come, all soldiers, to the fields of Owlsherst to hone our armies' battle skills. Additional combat activities include a torchlit Tourney on Friday evening, and a cash prize tourney on Sunday morning. Fencing and archery activities are also planned for both Saturday and Sunday.

It is our honor to be graced by the presence of Their Royal Majesties, Gryffith FitzWilliam and Aikaterine Lukanina FitzWilliam! Location:
Shire of Owlsherst (York Haven, Pennsylvania)

Heatherwyne March Hare

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Join children of all ages as Heatherwyne hosts the annual March Hare Event for the Children of Caid. The day’s merriment includes an Egg Hunt, Youth Combat, spring craft, Raffle table and a Leprechaun chase. The wee folk are about, this St. Patrick’s Day, and the stories of Irish folklore will be told. The best use of the “wearing o’the green” garb will be awarded. The March Hare himself will hop in to bringing joy to one and all. Location:
Heatherwyne (La Verne, California)

Ursulan Newcomers Feast

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Are you new? Are you old? Are you somewhere in between? On the 24th of March, the College of St Ursula would like to invite you to join us at our Newcomers Feast as a way of greeting both new and past faces to the Society.

It will be held on Saturday the 24th, from 6pm, at the Croydon IMAR Hall. ( Imar Youth Charitable Hall, cnr The Strand & Paisley Roads, Croydon, NSW.)This is only a short walk from Croydon train station. Location:
College of St Ursula (Croydon, New South Wales)

Newcomers Collegium VII

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The Shire of Owl's Nest Proudly Presents Newcomers Collegium VII Saturday, March 31, 2007

Pickett's Mill Battlefield
4432 Mt. Tabor Church Rd.
Dallas, GA 30157

Greetings fair gentles! The Shire of Owl's Nest would like to invite you to a once-a-year event specifically tailored for newer members and for those wishing to learn the basics of the SCA. This year's event is going to have a Roman theme! Lady Elisenda has a sumptuous faire planned for our lunch feast to fit the bill. Location:
Shire of Owl's Nest (Dallas, Georgia)

Northshield man building Viking boat

Master Danr Ketilsmiðr of the Kingdom of Northshield reports on progress to construct an authentic Viking Faering using period methods.

Edinburgh Dance Moot 2007 - Games and Spectators Photos online

Margaret de May has posted photos from the recent Edinburgh Dance Moot 2007 - Games and Spectators in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

March 13th

Justin and Milica's photos from Masque of Courtly Love

THL Milica of Varna and Maistor Iustinos Tekton called Justin, the Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, respectively, of SCAtoday.net, have published their photo albums from the Masque of Courtly Love event, held in the Midrealm on March 3.

Lost garb alert

Senhora Ester Mendes of the Kingdom of An Tir reports that a suitcase containing garb was lost recently on an international flight. She asks the SCA community to be on the lookout for the missing clothing.

SCAdians brave Wisconsin snowstorm to attend Haire Affair

Northshield folk are made of tough stuff, as proven recently by those who braved a late winter snowstorm to attend An Artful Haire Affair at the Chestnut Avenue Center for the Arts in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Jeni Lewis of the Marshfield News-Herald had the story.

March 12th

View of ancient Britons changed by discovery of Roman coin

The discovery of a 2nd century BCE coin in Cornwall may change how pre-Roman Britons are viewed. The pre-Roman Republic silver coin proves that active trading took place with the inhabitants of Britain before Rome conquered the island.

Sir Mordygan victorious in Outlands Crown Tourney

Sir Mordygan MacGregor, fighting for the honor of Duchess Madigan of Kandahar, both of Barony of al-Barran, was victorious in the March 10, 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Hunting Season 2007

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The hunting horn sounds again, deer are getting ready to flee, hunters' calls can be heard from all sides. It is Hunting Season again!

For the 8th year the shire of Ad Flumen Caerulum opens the hunting season and once more invites all archers to celebrate the beginning of the hunt from Friday to Sunday, 13th to 15th of July, 2007.

More information at the Location:
Drachenwald / Ad Flumen Caerulum / Austria

Esmeralda's Estrella photo albums

Esmeralda of the Lakes has posted some spectacular photos from the recent Estrella War XXIII including battle shots, animals, and fun at parties.

Beltane Collegium

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Join the Shire of Hrafnafjörðr (Ravensfjord) as we host our Spring Collegium. Hot beverages will be provided. This is a wet site with drinks that can be bought in the bar through your Autocrat, and her assistant. No one else is allowed in the bar to buy drinks or hangout. No liquor is allowed to be brought from the outside into the building. We will be having a finger food pot luck that will be held through the whole Collegium. We will be ending the evening with a Bardic Practice so, please bring your song books and instruments to join in. Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Kenai, Alaska)

Midrealm Crown Tournament & A&S Competition

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Join the Marche of Gwyntarian in the Barony of Brendoken as the Marche and friends host Crown Tournament and Kingdom A&S Saturday, May 26 & Sunday May 27, 2007. Site opens 9AM and closes at 10PM.

The event site is the Tadmor Shrine Center in Akron, Ohio, at the junction of Arlington Road and I-77. An HC-friendly site, the building is all on one floor, and features a main hall that measures over 6,000 square feet. Location:
Marche of Gwyntarian (Akron, Ohio)

ID Viceroy Tourney

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To Choose, by right of Arms, our new Viceregal couple; join us in our neighbouring Shire of West Dragoningshire.

Site: Butchers Coppice Scout Camp and Community Outdoor Centre, Holloway Avenue, Bear Cross, Bournemouth BH11 9JW

The site has 30 beds with real mattresses and 30 camp mattresses for crash space (first come, first served). Showers are available on site. There is a small (10 metre ) archery range available if we can provide a GNAS certificated Marshal. Location:
Shire of Mynydd Gwyn (Bournemouth, England)

Gallow Games - Carnivale

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The Shire of Crystal Crags cordially invites you to come celebrate the survival of winter and the coming of spring as we host a weekend of fun games and merriment as we transform Castle Silver Oak into a medieval Carnivale.

Our entire Shire is stepping up to offer many different games and competitions: Sponge catapults, darts, human chess and checkers, roving rapier, dice and card games, ring toss, coin toss, archery, chariot boffer jousting, caber toss for adults and smalls, boffer fighting, stone throw, and oh so many more! Location:
Shire of Crystal Crags (Columbia Falls, Montana)

Artemisia Crown Tournament

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As the Artemisian sun rises above the horizon and shines her light across these glorious lands and Winter has given way to Spring, Their Royal Majesties will begin their quest for the next Crowned Prince and Princess of all Artemisia. To all you warriors, shake the dirt out of your boots and shine the rust off of your armor as the Kingdom prepares to assemble in the Shire of Twae Linnes for a grand and magnificent tournament. Location:
Shire of Twae Linnes (Twin Falls, Idaho)

Medieval graveyard found in Icelandic basement

At least ten graves believed to date back to the Middle Ages were found in a basement of a house in Rangá in Hróarstunga, east Iceland.

March 11th

Positions open for Estrella XXIV

Master Joseph Walter McFadden, and Mistress Isabeau della Farfalla, Event Coordinators for Estrella War XXIV, have announced that several staff positions for next year's War are still open. They will be accepting application until May 5, 2007.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for March 2007

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for March 2007.

More Estrella photos online

Baroness Bridget Lucia MacKenzie of the Kingdom of Caid has posted a nice album of photos from Estrella War XXIII on the Blazing Sword website.

Collegium Cantorum to perform in D.C.

Collegium Cantorum, a musical group that "specializes in large forms for small choirs and draws most of its repertory from the masterworks of medieval and Renaissance Europe," will present two concerts in the Washington D.C. area on March 31 and April 1, 2007.

March 10th

Alexandra Faith Taylor born in the Midrealm

Their Majesties of the Middle Kingdom have a new subject: Alexandra Faith Taylor, born to Lady Genovefa de Terranova and Lord Gregor MacHugh February 25, 2007.

Discussion list for SCA bards

The Yahoogroup SCA_songbook gives bards, bard wannabes and performance junkies a chance to share songs and ideas online.

"Helm cam" video from Estrella

Videographer "beartlaoi" has posted a series of "helm cam" videos from the Sunday battles at Estrella War XXIII.

The Tudors come to Showtime

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers will star as the young Henry VIII in Showtime's new series The Tudors. The series begins Sunday April 1, 2007 at 20:00 (EST).

March 9th

Lost Stonehenge altar stone found

Archaeologist Dennis Price believes he has located the lost altar stone from Stonehenge. First identified in the 17th century, the stone by architect Inigo Jones, the altar may now lie, in two sections, along a Wiltshire village road.