Archive - Jan 9, 2008

"Mysterious black substance" found in West Stow pits

Archaeologists working at an Anglo Saxon village in West Stow, near Bury St Edmunds, England have discovered the remains of three 6th century pits. The pits contained a "mysterious black substance."

[NOR] Officers' Day 2008

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It is my pleasure to announce the Shire of Rockhaven will be hosting Officers' Day.

Saturday, March 1, 2008, 9 am - 6 pm
Saint Cloud State University's Brown Hall
151 8th Street South
Saint Cloud, MN 56301

A day for the Kingdom's Great Officers to meet with group officers, share their vision and answer questions. Current officers and those considering taking office are strongly encouraged to attend. Location:
Shire of Rockhaven (Saint Cloud, Minnesota)

[NOR] Hromnice Celebration

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Celebrate the ancient Czech holiday of Hromnice, akin to Groundhogs day, and a day of mid-winter feasting!

Hosted by: Shire of Shattered Oak
Start Date: 2/2/2008 12:00:00 AM Thru End Date: 2/2/2008 12:00:00 AM
Hyde Center for the Arts
3 S. High Street
Chippewa Falls WI 54729

Heavy Weapons Fighting Prize Tournament
This double elimination tournament will be seated by eight pooled tournaments (Pool size and number is subject to change as required by participant registrations) Location:
Shire of Shattered Oak (Chippewa Falls Wisconsin)

[NOR] Bardic Madness XVIII

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I am proud and happy to announce that Bardic Madness XVIII will take place on the weekend of April 25-27 in Phelps, WI, hosted by the Shire of Mistig Waetru in honor of their 20th anniversary, and co-hosted by the Shire of Skerrjastrond! Details are sketchy at this time, but you can expect all the fun, challenges, and inspiration that have become legendary at Bardic Madness. The site is a K-12 school in Phelps, WI. Location:
Shire of Mistig Waetru (Phelps, Wisconsin)

[NOR] Regional Archery Practice

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I would like to announce a regional archery practice for Sunday January 20th from 11 AM to 3 PM in Nordskogen. This will be after the Nordskogen 12th night event so for anyone who is in town Sunday feel free to stop on by.

In order to accommodate individual travel schedules the shoots will be up for the entire 4 hour period and you will not need to be there at the start or stay until the end. The practice will be held at the Bwana archery range located near 35E and Little Canada Road (directions below). This is an indoor 20 yard range with the option to place targets closer for new or youth shooters. there is a range fee of $6.50 per shooter, no charge for observers. Location:
Barony of Nordskogen (Little Canada, Minnesota)

Barony of Atenveldt Yule photos online

Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted an album of photos from the Barony of Atenveldt's Yule event on Flickr.

Leonardo da Vinci's "Codex Atlanticus" in jeopardy

The Codex Atlanticus, "the largest collection of drawings and writings by the Renaissance master" Leonardo da Vinci, may have suffered extensive damage due to mold.