Archive - Mar 2008

March 26th

[GLE] Hadrian's Wall Revisited

Come join the Barony of Seleone on March 28th to March 30th as we revisit Hadrian's Wall at the reopening of the CAMP WILKES site Biloxi, MS

****WE still have beds and feast available******

Who are your closest neighbors, the Land of the Scots or the Home of the English? Come and support your closest neighbor in the battle of Hadrian's Wall Revisited.

Friday Night: Location:
Barony of Seleone (Biloxi, Mississippi)

[GLE] Cracked Anvil XI

This year's theme is "A Day in the Life" (and no, we didn't think twice about it). We'll have out usual assortment of Heavy Waepons and Rapier Fighting, plus an assortment of classes to hopefully please one and all.

Our A&S Theme is "Everyday Life in the Middle Ages" Documentation is required and entries will be judged using Kingdom A&S Rules. Please, NO Alcoholic entries since this is a Dry Site. Location:
Barony of Smythkepe (New Blaine, Arkansas)

[GLE] Candlelight Camp 2008

Chris Columbus has a reputation to uphold. After 3 successful voyages to the New World, he's brought back riches and spices that had never before been dreamed of. But this time, he's in for a trip of a lifetime -- a bad trip.

Candlelight Camp 2008
1503: Columbus, Over The Edge.
May 9-11, 2008
Camp Taloha near Pine Bluff, AR

Come join the Barony of Small Gray Bear as we celebrate the last Location:
Barony of Small Gray Bear (Pine Bluff, Arkansas)

[ANS] Glaslyn's Defender of the Flame

Does your honor come from the strength of your arm or the strength of your heart? We seek strong heroes to defend our Canton. How many can you withstand? Come enjoy our Hero's Tournament and see how many you can fight at once. Chivalric, Rapier, Archery & Bardic Defender of the Flame will fight for the title, in addition to the Keepers of the Flame to be chosen by the ladies of Glaslyn.

Glaslyn's Defender of the Flame Location:
Canton of Glaslyn (Sanger, Texas)

[ART] Mystery Event

Come, one and all, to the fair lands of Arrow's Flight to relax, be silly and enjoy each others company for Mystery Event.

It will be held at the American Fork Senior Center, 54 South Main, American Fork, UT on March 29, 2008. The festivities will begin at 10:00 am and continue throughout the day and into the night. The day will boast heavy and rapier fighting, both tournament and melee. It will also host Youth Combat tournaments, as well as many Youth Activities. Several Arts & Sciences classes will be taught by the many talented people of the area. During feast, we will be entertained by the gifted musicians and story tellers of these fair lands. Between the songs and stories, we will have the modeling and populous voting for our annual Bad Garb Contest. Our enjoyment of the day will commence with a delicious feast, prepared by Lord Ramon de Javier. The menu is as follows, with a brief description for those with dietary concerns. Location:
Shire of Arrow's Flight (American Fork, Utah)

[WES] Collegium Occidentalis

Collegium Occidentalis is comimg soon! Saturday, April 26 to be precise. Collegium will take place at the same site it did last spring: the Sierra Arden School, 890 Morse St., in Sacremento, CA.

Fun and challenging classes are planned! Here's just a few of the classes being offered:

  • How to do a feast on a shoestring budget, by Mistress Rowan
  • Tourney camping by John de la Torre Location:
    Shire of Betony Wood (Sacramento, California)

[AET] AEthelmearc War Practice XIX

Hark to the sounds of the war drums, gather close friends and allies and ready arms for the coming war. Steltonwald is pleased to welcome all to AEthelmearc XIX War Practice.

Join us starting Thursday May 15, 2008 at Noon, through Sunday, May 18 leaving site by 3pm. We will be at Coopers Lake Campground, 205 Currie Road, Slippery Rock, PA 16057. The marshal activities for the weekend will include Fighting, Fencing, Combat Archery, Location:
Canton of Steltonwald (Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania)

[LOC] Innilgard Baronial Changeover

Innilgard Baronial Changeover (Adelaide, South Australia) Friday 25th to Sunday 27th of April 2008.

Friday - Explore Adelaide, possible fighter training, finish with Evening Revel
Saturday - Divestiture Revel (daytime), Investiture Feast (evening)
Sunday - Baronial Championship Tournament

Bookings are required for the Feast and if requiring the catered lunch on Saturday. Please book with Dawn Jones. If you require Location:
Barony of Innilgard (Adelaide, South Australia)

[ANT] 34th Annual Egils Skallagrimsson Memorial Tournament

So--please join us at the 34th Annual Egils Skallagrimsson Memorial Tournament, May 25-28, 2008, in the charming and friendly Barony of Adiantum! (That's Eugene, Oregon).

This year, we're focused on FUN! New STUFF! Messy CRAFTS! Silly ARCHERY SHOOTS! A new site layout! Great LOOT! A killer fun BARDIC!

And if you preregister, we're giving you a discount!! Why? Cuz it's less paperwork at the gate, and we can plan ahead, that's why. Location:
Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon)

[WES] Palatine Barony of the Far West Coronet Tournament

“BEWARE THE IDE’s OF APRIL for if YOU still wield the sword of the Palatine Baron of the Far West thou shalt perish!” THUS SETH THE GODS! Hearing this, and having sated his blood lust at Estrella, Baron Vail wisely laid aside his sword and decided to hold an Arts and Sciences Coronet Tournament on the 12th of April to select his replacement.

All Far West artisans are invited to compete for the coronet by entering their 5 best creations finished within the borders of the Far West using quill, brush, needle, etc. etc. anything but swords. ALL ARTISANS are invited to apply immediately to enter this tournament to Baron Vail and Baroness Marixsa at Location:
Val De Draco (Tokyo, Japan)

[NOR] Barony of Jararvellir's 35th Anniversary Celebration

This is truly an event with something for almost everyone. In honor of the Barony's long tradition of hosting quality educational specialty events (including Musicians' Day, Northshield Dance Seminar, Bardic Madness, To Play With Fire, War College, and Medieval Religions Symposium), there will be an educational collegium at the event.

There will also be tournaments for armored and rapier combatants, a dance ball in the afternoon (so it will not fall off the schedule), a delicious feast in the evening, and plenty of fun and fellowship. Location:
Barony of Jararvellir (Stoughton, Wisconsin)

Rare Anglo-Saxon grave markers found in cathedral walls

Archaeologists are excited about the discovery of rare Anglo-Saxon grace markers in the walls of Peterborough Cathedral. The markers, which are believed to date from the 11th century, were discovered during restoration work to the cathedral.

SCA Knight to seek elected office in the modern world

Sir Galen of Bristol, an SCA Knight resident in the Middle Kingdom, has announced that he will be an independent candidate for the Illinois state legislature.

March 25th

Barony of Stierbach welcomes their new Baron and Baroness

Saturday, March 22, 2008, was a time of mixed feelings in the Barony of Stierbach in Atlantia. The populace were saddened by the stepping down of beloved Baron Colum and Baroness Briana, but they were elated at the elevation of the new Baronage, Their Excellencies, Flathri and Rhonwen.

Order of the White Gate fighter tutorials online

Anna de Byxe has discovered a selection of tutorial films designed to teach fighting techniques on the Order of the White Gate website. The short films are rated to allow users to build on their expertise.

Youngest Recipient of Grant Level Equestrian Award in An Tir

The Shire of Earnrokke's own Lord Giraldus Evienece was awarded the Lion et de la Lance, a Grant level Equestrian award of An Tir at the Youth Allthing February 23, 2008 in the Shire of Midhaven. Giraldus is now the youngest recipient of a Grant Level award for the Equestrian Arts in An Tir and perhaps in the Known World.

March 24th

Diplomacy between the sheets

A short article by Helen Castor for The Guardian looks at whether the relationship between Richard the Lionheart and King Philip II of France in the 12th century was diplomatic or physical.

Shava travels to Gulf Wars

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva made her first visit to Gulf Wars and chronicled her visit in words and pictures.

New Baronial couple to serve in Hidden Mountain

Lord Andreas de Caunteton sends word that Mistress Aodh "Adendra" Marland, OP, and her husband Baron Thylacinus Aquila of Dair Eidand have been selected as the next Baronage for Hidden Mountain (Eastern South Carolina) in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

March 23rd

[ANT] Shire of Earnrokke's Merchant Bazaar at Summer Hunt

It is Summer on our lovely island, and we are graced by the beauty of the land and its creatures.

Listen to the hounds bay and the horns sound in the distance! Watch the hunters ride their horses across the fields. Archers, come shoot to your heart's content. This is an event for folks to sit back, feast, shoot archery, and be entertained by the animals. Campers are welcome to stay all three days of the weekend. Location:
Shire of Earnrokke (Whidbey Island, Washington)

Philip the Skeptic Laureled in Atenveldt

Lord Philip the Skeptic of the Barony of Twin Moons and the College of Brymstonne was created a member of the Order of the Laurel at the Barony of Ered Sul's investiture on March 8 in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Partum vita mottos in Latin

Latin phrases have traditionally been used for family mottos. Now everyone can have their own Latin motto by using In Rebus, an online motto creator.

Plans to exhume Galileo cause controversy

Plans to exhume the body of Renaissance scientist Galileo Galilei in order to test his DNA and establish the cause of his blindness have caused problems with the Catholic Church. The Rector of the Basilica of the Holy Cross in Florence, where Galileo is buried, is opposed to the exhumation.

March 22nd

Esmeralda's photos from Estrella 2008

Esmeralda of the Lakes, of the Kingdom of the West, has posted her galleries of photos from Estrella War XXIV on her website.

Ceramics trade between Israel and China flourished in Crusader times

New research from the University of Haifa shows that a healthy trade existed between the eastern Mediterranean and China during the 12th and 13th centuries. The trade consisted mainly of ceramics and pottery.

Outlands wins in the 2007 IKAC

Lord Tyr von Wolfsberg reports that the Kingdom of the Outlands was the overall winner in the 2007 Interkingdom Archery Competition.

March 21st

[AET] Melee Madness

Madness in the form of battle fever has once again descended upon the Barony of Endless Hills! On May 30 - June 1, the Barony invites all to join us as Melee Madness returns with the classic Warlord tourney and five man melee team combat with broken field fighting. Enjoy a day of martial activities in preparation for Pennsic. If enough fighters arrive Friday evening there may be a torchlight tourney. Participants in the Warlord tourney are asked to bring something for submission to the Warlord chest. Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Meshoppen, Pennsylvania)

The well-armored squirrel

Pitbull Armory supplies protective armor to a number of creatures -- including humans. The latest armored critter is a squirrel.

[ART] Barony of Sentinels' Keep Arts and Sciences Competition and Rapier Tournament

War is over! (at least for another year) As our fighters make their way home and slowly nurse their wounds and heal their aches; consorts, family and friends entertain themselves with various projects of the arts and sciences nature. Many days (and nights) have been filled with spinning and weaving, hammering and polishing, scribing and painting, boiling and baking, stitching and b-----ing? (blush) Location:
Barony of Sentinels' Keep (Missoula, Montana)

[EAL] Lycanthropy in the Middle Ages

On Wednesday March 26 at 7:30PM, the Canton of Petrea Thule will be hosting a lecture and discussion on Lycanthropy in the Middle Ages as presented by Mr. Derek Newman-Stille, MA who is the Senior Tutor of Otonabee and Traill Colleges of Trent University.

His talk will include the characteristics of lycanthropy in literature of the middle ages along with how werewolves are described in literature and depicted in Location:
Canton of Petrea Thule (Peterborough, Ontario)