Archive - 2007

November 20th

Roman tombstone found in Scotland

A red sandstone Roman Tombstone, the first Scottish example ever found, has been unearthed near Inveresk, Scotland proving "that Inveresk was a pivotal Roman site in northern Britain."

Society for Creative Anachronism Mission Statement

The Board of Directors has created a mission statement, business statement, and value statement for the Society for Creative Anachronism.

FBI Returns Stolen Maps to Spain

Earlier this year, a man named Cesar Gomez Rivero from Uruguay allegedly walked into the Biblioteca Nacional de España and swiped a series of maps from a 15th century edition of Geographia (one of four major treatises of Ptolemy, the Greek scholar who lived in Roman Egypt during the second century).

Holy Pail III photos online

Ysabel Bertrand has posted an album of photos from the recent Holy Pail III event in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Feast Menu and Recipe Archive created in Northshield

Ysabeau de La Rochelle from the Kingdom of Northshield reports that she is working with a team of developers to create an online Northshield Feast Menu and Recipe Archive.

November 19th

AEthelmearc's fencing community grows

Lord Stephan Calvert deGrey of the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael reports that a baby daughter was born to Don Ivan ap Myrddin and Doña Elisa inn Rau Hara November 3, 2007.

Roman theatre lives in the Colosseum

The Colosseum in Rome will be the site of a special exhibition of Roman theatre, hosting "statues, mosaics, painted vases and fragments of wall paintings depicting actors and their masks, dancing girls, musicians, acrobats and jugglers" in a display that will continue until February 17, 2008.

Nadrah Bint Valizan al Garnatiyya to be elevated in Ealdormere

Valizan reports that Nadrah Bint Valizan al Garnatiyya was placed on vigil for elevation to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties Trumbrand and Kaylah of Ealdormere.

[WES] Fighter Practice and Feast

description:
The Stronghold of Warriors' Gate presents Fighter Practice and Feast

When: Sunday 25 November
10:45 Meet at the Main Gate for Sign in.
11:00 Meet at Dorm 708 for Fighter Practice.
2:00 Meet at Dorn 386 for Feast.
Where: Osan AFB

Fighting: There is a BBQ pit in the middle of a Square of Dorms that includes Dorm 708 and 705. This is where we usually met for Fighter Practice. There are space for the spectators to sit and good space Location:
Stronghold of Warrior's Gate (Osan AFB, South Korea)

[ATE] Twin Moons Tavern Tourney

description:
Come one! Come all! Join the "knights" of the oval table as they take a day off from their Quest for the Holy something-or-other and make merry at Monty Python's Pickled Pub on December 1st, 2007. English shenanigans shall ensue with maiming, brawling, bringing out the dead, hurling insults, seeking shrubbery and fighting off killer bunnies. Whilst enjoying the spectacle, lunch on fine Camelot fare, including Ham and Jam and Spam a lot. Location:
Barony of Twin Moons (Tempe, Arizona)

[EAL] Wassail

description:
The Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog presents Wassail December 15, 2007, Tavistock Community Center, Tavistock ON

Join us for a day of fighting, feasting, and merrymaking, as the dark of approaching winter is lightened by seasonal cheer. This year's Wassail features:

  • A Royal Tournament (Pole Arms)
  • A Royal Clinic (Pole Arms), presented by His Excellency Sir Edward the Red
  • A Royal Class (Cotehardies), presented by Her Excellency Sir Elizabeth Mortimer Location:
    Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog (Tavistock Ontario)

[EAS] Yule Gathering and Feast

description:
Greetings and gracious felicitations, all ye good gentles. It is that time of year once again, with the leaves fallen, and the air now crisp with pending snow. It is also that time for the Barony of Bergental to welcome all unto the Great Hall to enjoy the company of friends; to entertain and to be entertained; to browse the wares of merchants... In all, a time to come together in fellowship and enjoy the season. Location:
Barony of Bergental (Springfield, Massachusetts)

[OUT] Midwinter and War Practice 2007

description:
Come help celebrate the Twelve Days of Jule (Tolv Dagen Jul) with Baron Gregor and Baroness Monika. Feast on the finest delicacies of 10th century Norway in al-Barran's mead hall. Celebrate in the camaraderie sharing stories the feats of daring and great deeds from the past year. A treat to the eyes will be provided with our great entertainers of al-Barran. Wandering carolers will sing sweetly around the hall. We will be holding a contest for the best boast or toast. Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

Queen of Tarts in AEthelmearc

There will be a cooking competition at Kingdom 12th Night in Endless Hills. The subject? Historical tarts (not street walkers, but pies without a lid)!

[LOC] Royal Visit of Queen Therasa Commins & King Hugh the Little

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Royal Visit of Queen Therasa Commins & King Hugh the Little (tourney and feast), November 24, 2007.

Tourney and Activities
Where: at Felixstow Reserve, Broad St, Felixstow.
When: Saturday 24th of November

The tourney site will open in the morning, Lists open at 11:30 and close at 12:00. Opening court is at 12:00. This will be followed by the Heavy and Rapier Tourneys at 12.30pm with the heavy and rapier Location:
Barony of Innilgard (Felixstow, South Australia)

More Drachenwald Fall 2007 Crown Tourney photos online

Arianwen ferch Arthur has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

November 18th

Medieval silkwork blog

Machteld and Isis have created a blog to share their research on medieval silk embroidery.

The legacy of the Mary Rose

In the 25 years since the Mary Rose was raised, what have historians learned about the life and times of Tudor England? Finlo Rohrer of the BBC News Magazine has the story.

Norstead Grand Opening photos and video online

Halv of Norsa reports that photos from the Norstead Grand Opening Event are now available to view online. Norsa is a Viking Age Living History group based in the central United States.

Little clock of horrors

Straight out of Pirates of the Caribbean, a 400-year-old automaton clock includes a skull that laughs, screams, bites and launches snakes from its eye sockets. (photos)

November 17th

Blacksmith's house yields Roman treasure

Archaeologists working on a site near Coriscada in northeastern Portugal have discovered a hoard of over 4,000 coins dating to the 4th century inside the wall of the home of a Roman blacksmith.

Fruits of our Labours & Ramshaven Baronial Investiture photos online

THL Eirik Andersen reports that he has posted photos taken by Lord Draco and his lady Tatsuko at Ealdormere's recent Fruits of our Labours & Ramshaven Baronial Investiture events.

Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium 2008: Call for Papers

Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Albion Herald of Drachenwald, has announced the call for papers for the 2008 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium which will be hosted by the Shire of Thamesreach 5 - 7 September, 2008

International Mead Festival accepting entries for Home Mead Maker Competition

The International Mead Festival, which will be held in Denver, Colorado in February 2008, is accepting entries from home mead-makers until December 15, 2007.

Drachenwald just got bigger!

Racaire reports that on November 5, 2007 Countess Elsa and Count Padraig of the Kingdom of Drachenwald became the parents of a son.

November 16th

Mud-sliding at Pennsic XXXII

Baron Robin of the Kingdom of Northshield shares video hints on how to beat the heat from Pennsic War, with memories of mud-sliding from Pennsic XXXII.

Road to Frankfurt photos online

Baroness Catriona nicHugh Mclaey has posted an album of photos from the Road to Frankfurt event which took place November 10, 2007 in the Marche of Gwyntarian (Midrealm).

[GLE] Sable Banner Winter War Practice

description:
Bring your War Doors, Spears and other WAR equipment and begin preparing for WAR. We will be working on such things as Shield Wall Tactics, Spears and other Tactics used at WAR.

A&S - Static display, open category. The rules will be "useful in war" from sir coats to crossbows, armor, siege craft, weapons, ect. judging by the SB

Where: Kiwanis Camp in Tioga, LA aka Concrete Yurt
When: January 26, 2008 Location:
Shire of Vogelburg (Tioga, Louisiana)

[TRI] Seamarch Yule

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The annual Seamarch Yule event is coming up in just a few weeks, and we are looking forward to a day of fighting, fencing, feasting, and festivities, all for children's charity. We're planning for classes, hands-on demonstrations, and period entertainments of music, poetry, and storytelling. All artists, craftspeople, and performers are encouraged to come and show off!

The event flyer can be found here: http://ldyandrea.net/yule-poster.gif Location:
Shire of Sea March (Palm Beach Gardens, Florida)

Atenveldt Baronial Yule Revel

description:
Let the revels begin. Their Excellencies, the Baron and Baroness of Atenveldt proudly invite you to ring in the holiday cheer with Them as They celebrate the Yule season on the night of December 15th, 2007 in the Germanic style to honor our beloved Baron Otto's heritage. So dress up in your finest German garb, tie on your bells and holly leaves and come join the revelry. In fact, there will be a prize given by Their Excellencies for Their choice of the best German party garb seen during the night. Location:
Barony of Atenveldt (Phoenix, Arizona)