Archive - 2007

February 10th

Roman army knife

One of the artifacts at the Fitzwilliam Museum is a Roman army knife dating to the 3rd or 4th century. Unlike modern Swiss army knives, this one appears to have been used mainly as an eating utensil.

Open A&S Faire at Gulf Wars

Mistress Jennet of Tewkesbury, MoAS for the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, has announced that this year's Gulf Wars will feature an Open Arts and Science Faire.

Cooking Thyng III and Brewing, Also

Come one, come all, to a day of all things edible and potable! Take, or teach, classes in the culinary and brewing arts. Spend time with friends in the large gathering room. Visit the merchants. At the end of the day, partake of a teaching feast, serving food and facts in a delicious combination.

Dayboard will also be the A&S display. Do you have a special soup? Create a gratifying grain? Whip up a delectable dessert? Put it on our dayboard and Location:
Shire of Caer Adamant (Newark, Delaware)

Night on the Town IX

The early morning mists have just begun to fade. The scout, low in the brush, gazes upon the town of Smeewick. The docks, some still blackened from the bandit raids the previous Spring, are active again. The scout watches closely as goods and merchandise are unloaded quickly from the ships to a series of warehouses. If each of those were full, there would be plenty of provisions to allow his army to push further in to Atlantia. He scans the town, trying to see what opposition they would face. There seems to be no regulars of the Atlantian army in Smeewick now, but the scout knows that the townsfolk would be quick to take up arms against any aggressor. No Atlantian town had ever been taken without a goodly amount of blood as its price. Still, the scout thought, Smeewick had the supplies the army needed. It would fall, and after that, they would be ready to strike into the heart of Atlantia. The scout crawls back down the hill, and mounts his horse. cloud of dust erupts as he heads northward. Soon, hard eyes will watch as he proudly reports his findings. The warlord will summon his commanders and discussions will go deep into the night. While some will argue for immediately moving further into Atlantia, others point out that even with the unusually warm winter, the army is short on supplies. In the end, just as dawn is starting to show, the decision will be that Smeewick must fall first. Forces will be marshaled, blades will be made ready, and the shadow of the north will once again fall on Smeewick. Location:
Barony of Lochmere (Annapolis, Maryland)

Cracked Anvil X

The Shire of Smythkepe Proudly Presents: Cracked Anvil X April 13-15 AS XVI (2007) at the Shoal Creek Methodist Camp Scranton (Midway), AR.

Event Staff:
Autocrat : Lord Dante de Piro (mka Gene Hester)

Feast Steward: Lord James Cooke the Sinister (mka Jimmy Cook) Location:
Shire of Smythkepe (Scranton, Arkansas)

Caer Darth Rapier Event

Caer Darth Rapeir Event, March 9-11, 2007.

Where: Ed Levin Park (Click for Map)
When: March 9th to 11th
Site opens 3pm on the 9th and closes 3pm on Sunday.
Site Fee: $8

Sheadgha Cameron
Juan Santiago

Scheduled Activities:
Rapier Tourney
Rapier Guild Prizes for:
Sheadgha Cameron - Going for Provost
Staffan Arffruidson - Going for Provost Location:
Canton of Caer Darth (Milpitas, California)

Batesville Renaissance Days

On April 13th and 14th, the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville will be holding their third annual Renaissance Days. We are planning on a 2-day event, and there will be free camping and free lunch on site both days. Restrooms are available the whole time, but there are no showers. There are several hotels within two miles of the campus though. We are planning an event type set up, so what you are looking at is a free overnight event with mundane walking around and asking questions. Location:
University of Arkansas Community College (Batesville, Arkansas)

Practicum 2007: I See Dead Things

The Canton of Caldrithig presents Practicum 2007: “I See Dead Things” An exploration of the use of organic materials in the Middle Ages.

Event Details
Date: February 24, 2007
Site Opens At: 9:00 a.m.
Classes Begin: 10:00 a.m.
Site Closes At: 11:00 p.m.

Site Fees: Adults $5,
Children (5-15) $3
Children under 5 yrs free
Discount for Children: Pay for the first two, the rest get in free! Location:
Canton of Caldrithig (Ottawa, Ontario)

New SCA Press Officer Appointed

The Vice President of Operations of the SCA, Inc, Mr. George L. Reed announced this week the selection of the next Press Officer for the SCA Inc.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for February 2007

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

February 9th

Combat: "In the Air Tonight!"

Rockskald of the SCA household Haus Kriegsturm has posted a slideshow and video montage of armored combat photos set to the music of Phil Collins' In the Air Tonight on YouTube.

Final announcements for Estrella XXIII

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXIII, has posted the final announcements for this year's War. Especially take note of regulations regarding camping, camp safety, fires and parking.

Rome: Upstairs Downstairs with swords!

In an article for Newsweek, Malcolm Jones looks at the second season of the HBO series Rome.

February 8th

Cariadoc and Elizabeth's Recreational Medievalism website

David and Betty Friedman (Cariadoc and Elizabeth in the SCA), are in the process of creating a website with links to "recipes, articles, poetry, and the like."

Master Creature Twyne Dragon elevated in AEthelmearc

Giulietta da Venezia, Reporting Herald for Twelfth Night, reports that Their Majesties, Christopher and Morgen, King and Queen of Æthelmearc invited Master Creature Twyne Dragon into the Order of the Pelican at the recent Twelfth Night celebration in the Shire of King's Crossing.

Trimaris residents take part in Lee County Medieval Faire

The public was invited to step back into the Middle Ages recently when the Riverdale Kiwanis were joined by members of the Society for Creative Anachronism for the Lee County Medieval Faire. Joseph A. Gonzales of the News-Press has the story.

Electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary online

An electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary is available online. Hosted by the University of Michigan, the dictionary and quotations are searchable.

February 7th

Marriage, divorce and whiskey in Ireland

The February 2007 issue of the Chivalry Sports online newsletter includes two new articles: Marriage and Divorce Laws in Early Medieval Ireland and A recipe for Irish Whiskey Cake.

Jadwiga joins Calontir Pelicans

Baroness Jadwiga Marina Majewska was admitted to the Order of the Pelican on February 3 by TRM Tristram and Caillin, with TRH Lorell and Cadfael in attendance.

Monty Python and the Battle of the Hornburg

What would happen if the Monty Python guys were in charge of Lord of the Rings' Battle of Helmsdeep? Walter Chang thinks he has the answer.

February 6th

Ealdormere Laurel subject of Playboy Magazine article

An Ealdormere Laurel in Playboy magazine? Well, not exactly. To be more accurate: the Laurel herself isn't in the magazine, but her work is.

Pottery database created

The Worcestershire On-line Ceramic Database has been created to catalog all types of pottery from prehistory to 1900 C.E.

Renaissance Festival Awards announced

Renaissance Festival podcast has announced the winners of the 2nd annual Renaissance Festival Awards. The winners were selected by Renaissance faire fans.

February 5th

Comments Requested - Proposed Addition to Corpora

Proof of membership has long been a requirement for sitting royalty, and a lapse in membership during a reign automatically resulted in termination. In order to bring officer requirements into line, the addition to Corpora of items I.D.2.a and I.D.2.b has been proposed:

Rav4 jousting

Children, don't try this at home! Several thrill-seekers in England have posted a video of jousting using polearms and a couple of Toyoto Rav4 vehicles.

The Prato Haggadah: An Illuminated Medieval Manuscript in the Making

March 6 - April 22, 2007 the Las Vegas Art Museum and Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will present The Prato Haggadah: An Illuminated Medieval Manuscript in the Making, with a lecture by David Kraemer on March 15, 5:30 P.M.

Steven Muhlberger's "Chivalry Today" interview

Prof. Steven Muhlberger author of Deeds of Arms discusses chivalry in the Middle Ages on the Chivalry Today podcast.

February 4th

Plush Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch

Leave it to the people who market Monty Python tie-ins to come up with a toy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch that you can actually throw at someone!

Griffone d'Oro in Northshield

Adeliz de la Tour has posted a video on YouTube of the dance Griffone d'Oro as performed by THL Alina of Foxwood and Master Etienne de Clermont with music by Owain Phyfe and the New World Renaissance Band.

Volunteers needed for Pompei summer project

Archaeologists working for the Pompeii Food and Drink Project are looking for volunteers to work on the site in June and July 2007. The work will consist of documenting storage buildings and organizing the massive amount of information collected.