Archive - 2007

March 5th

Bones of Saint Philipp for sale in Russia

The skull and bone purported to be holy relics of Saint Philipp are for sale by a private owner on a Russian website. The Russian Orthodox Church has called the sale "blasphemous."

Compleat Anachronist seeking youth-related articles

Tonwen ferch Gruffudd Aur, editor, of The Compleat Anachronist is looking for material "geared towards basic skills and projects that are suitable for kids, about 9-13 years."

Combatants for Outlands Crown Tourney

Balthazar Tegero has posted the list of combatants for the upcoming Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

March 4th

Iron Chef Siege Cooking Gulf Wars XVI

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The fertile lands of the countryside flow with the enemy’s blood. You and your companions have been under siege for some time, and your allies have not been able to break through to assuage the needs of the strong fortress. Meanwhile, your supplies are running low. The enemy commander has requested a parlay to entreat you to surrender before he is forced to starve you into submission. You have been commanded by your lord to prepare a dinner for the parlay. You are charged (on short notice) with using what meager supplies you have to fool the enemy into thinking you can hold out indefinitely. In truth, you hope to hold out until your allies can break through with the desperately needed supplies. Location:
Herbal Pavilion, Artisian's Row, Gulf Wars Site

Muslim tiles herald early mathematical breakthroughs

A new study of Islamic tile art indicates that the designers had made stunning breakthroughs in mathematics. The quasicrystalline designs, produced in the 15th century, were not created until 500 years later in the western world.

Nicholas Howe, Anglo-Saxon scholar, dies in Oakland, California

Nicholas Howe, one of the world's leading scholars of Anglo-Saxon studies, died of complications arising from leukemia September 27, 2006 in Oakland, California. R. M. Liuzza of the University of Tennessee has posted an obituary on the Old English Newsletter website.

March is "Play the Recorder" month

Remus Fletcher of the Kingdom of AEthlemearc reminds us that March is "Play the Recorder Month," and that March 11, in particular, is "Play the Recorder Day."

March 3rd

History Channel chronicles Saint Patrick's Day

The History Channel has collected material on the history of Saint Patrick's Day on its website. The site includes a short video.

Peers created in Atlantia

At the recent Tournament of Love and Beauty hosted by the Barony of Ponte Alto, Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Atlantia created two new peers and placed one other on vigil for future elevation.

History's greatest banquets

Ed Caesar of the Independent celebrates the arts of cookery and gluttony by reviewing history's top ten greatest banquets.

"Seven Deadly Sins" photos online

Lady Barbary Rose of Endless Hills has posted photos from the recent Seven Deadlies event in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

March 2nd

Barbarian Battle Tech on the History Channel

On Sunday, March 4, 2007 at 20:00 (EST), the History Channel will air an episode of Modern Marvels entitled "Barbarian Battle Tech," which deals with weapons that revolutionized warfare.

Canterbury Tales Event

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Welcome good gentles and come rest yourself from your long winter's Journey at the "Chanticleer" Tavern. Where you can regale your fellow pilgrims and travelers with tales from far off lands as you enjoy our hearty tavern fare prepared by our own Margaret Makafee. If you wish just to pass a quiet day, there will be a selection of Tavern games you can play, or you might just sit and enjoy listening to the tales Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Hrim Schola XI

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The Shire of Frosted Hills welcomes you to Hrim Schola XI, our annual schola celebrating the fiber arts. As is custom, classes will be scheduled throughout the day with enough time in between to enjoy Oksana Goncharova's sideboard, shop and schmooze. Merchants are welcome but tables are limited, so please contact the autocrat to reserve tables. Come, teach, learn, eat, shop, enjoy!

Site Details: Location:
Shire of Frosted Hills (Millbrook, New York)

Bunnies in the Wind

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The snow is melting. Birds are singing. Flowers are blooming. Bunnies are…well… Please consider joining the Shire of Windkeep in a celebration of spring, and Bunny Stuff. Throughout the day games involving the rascally rabbit shall occur. Prizes are on tap for the best use of bunny in garb, table setting, song, and dance. A bunny food sideboard will be available throughout the afternoon for those thoughtful grazers. See Bunny Henge, Little Bunny Foo Foo, and all manner of bunny displays. THL Noemi promises a repast fit for even the most discerning rabbit. If the Crown attends and so wishes, Court will be held. Location:
Shire of Windkeep (Cheyenne, Wyoming)

Ancient Indian manuscripts online

The Indian government has created a website to house a database of 1.8 million ancient texts which will be searchable in both Hindi and English. "The National Electronic Catalogue of Manuscripts, Kritisampada provides information of individual manuscripts, manuscript collections and printed catalogues."

Meridies Spring Crown Tournament

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The Shire of Arenal will host the Kingdom of Meridies Spring Crown Tournament on May 4-6, 2007 at the WOW Camp in River Springs, Alabama.

http://www.shireofarenal.com/index.htm Location:
Shire of Arenal (River Springs, Alabama)

Cudgel War V

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It is 1596, and the peasants are sharpening their pitchforks and reaching for their cudgels. For too long have the nobility and military oppressed the downtrodden honest farmers, until their patience has worn thin. It is now time to march for war!

Cudgel War is here for the fifth time! This time bigger and better than ever before. Come and experience the bright Aarnimets summer at its best. We have three days of brutal battles based on the historical Location:
Canton of Humalasalo (Aarnimetsä, Finland)

Gleann Abhann Spring Coronation

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Come join in the celebration as we celebrate the The Kingdom of Gleann Abhann Spring Coronation at Camp HS Jacobs in Utica, Mississippi.

This is of course should the fates frown on their Majesties Padruig and Linnett. The Red Rose Ball will follow a feast to remember, prepared by Mistress Sarita Vashti al Coya. Come join us as the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann celebrates the crowning of the 4th King and Queen of Gleann Abhann. Location:
Barony of Grey Niche (Utica, Mississippi)

Lochac classic

Bartholomew in the Kingdom of Lochac has announced that several album of photos from the early days of the Kingdom are now available to view on the Southron Gaard website.

March 1st

"Unusual building features" found inside Bodiam Castle

Archaeologists are puzzled by the discovery of a wall and "circular feature" inside the Great Hall area of Bodiam Castle in East Sussex, England. The mysterious ruins might be part of an 18th Century gardener's cottage, or they might be part of the original medieval hall.

Cellach mac Cormaic Knighted at Midrealm Tournament of Chivalry

At Tournament of Chivalry in the Barony of Fenix on February 17, Their Majesties Bardolph and Brigh invited Duke Edmund of Hertford into Court, where His Grace asked Their Majesties to elevate Cellach mac Cormaic into the ranks of the Order of Chivalry, making him a Knight of the SCA.

Coventry pub renovation reveals dark past

Renovations on the Four Provinces Pub in Coventry, England have unearthed human remains dating to the 12th century. The bones show evidence of leprosy.

Martin of Rivenstar's Estrella photos online

Martin of Rivenstar from the West Kingdom has posted the first of his albums of photos of Estrella XXIII on the smugmug.com website.

February 28th

SCAtoday.net syndication URL updated

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Atlantia to side with Midrealm at Pennsic

On the 24th day of February, XLII AS, Prince Lucius Aurelius Valharic made known that his kingdom of Atlantia will side with Prince Dag Thorgrimsson and the Kingdom of the Middle this summer at the Pennsic War.

Estrella XXIII hound coursing video on YouTube

CujoSR has posted a video on YouTube depicting hound coursing at this year's Estrella War.

Medieval priory found beneath Somerset barn

Researchers working on artifacts found beneath a 16th century barn near Dunster, England believe they belong to the Benedictine Priory of Dunster which dates to 1127 CE. Archaeologists have so far discovered two walls, paving and glazed tile fragments.

Four from Outlands offered peerages at Estrella XXIII

Charles, the Blue Iris Herald-in-Ordinary for the Kingdom of the Outlands, reports that several citizens were elevated to peerages at the recent Estrella War.

February 27th

SCAtoday.net moving to new server

On the evening (U.S. Eastern time) of Wednesday, February 28, SCAtoday.net will be moving to a new server. Visitors may experience brief interruptions in service, but we'll be back online as quickly as possible. Read on for details...