Archive - Apr 26, 2008

Cod bones tell tales

"Fish heads, fish heads..." A recent study of European cod bones shows that "cod were exploited in the Middle Ages from many, often distant, fishing grounds, with an international trade in dried stockfish." The fish were much larger in medieval times, and began to began to be traded around the year 1000 C.E.

[EAL] Rapier War College

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Rapier War College (Where fencers learn melee fighting skills)

Saturday May 3, 2008

Scholar's Hall
888 Trillium Dr.
Kitchener, Ontario

9:30 Doors Open, coffee & snacks
10:00 In class session
11:30 Pizza Lunch
12:30 Armour up & fence
~6:00 Doors close

Autocrats: Sir Edward the Red and Countess Rylyn Buchanan Mark and Beth Patchett Location:
Canton of Bryniau Twywnnog (Kitchener, Ontario)

[ART] Venture the Silk Road

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Merchants, soldiers, horsemen, princesses, monks, courtesans, artists and thieves alike had to survive during their travels across this ancient route. Many adventures were had and many tales were told. If your persona was to make the journey, how would you dress, hunt for your meals and tell your story? In other words, how would your persona live daily life while on caravan?

Their Excellencies invite you to display and demonstrate your Location:
Barony of Arnhold (Mountain Home, Idaho)

[AET] War College

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The Shire of Misty Highlands is proud to host a day long of martial activities at AEthelmearc War College on June 7, 2008 at Mason Dixon Park, 61 Buckeye Road, Core, WV 26529. There will be pick-up fights and authorizations starting in the morning, with classes beginning at noon. Battles in the afternoon till all are satisfied or ready to partake in the delicious feast prepared by Don Anias Finn (aniasfenne@hotmail.com). Please make reservations early, as feast is limited to 48. Location:
Shire of Misty Highlands (Core, West Virginia)

[OUT] Baronesses Gambit

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The great Baroness of Caerthe, Mary of Blackthorn has spent this long, cold winter dreaming of the great fighters of her realm. She sent a missive to the beautiful Baroness of Dragonsspine, Lydia of the Pines, to challenge her to a chess match at the first thaw. At the behest of their Excellencies, fighters will meet on the chessboard of battle to support their most excellent Baronesses. Each move on the chessboard by the baronesses will be fought on the tourney field by their fighters. Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Franktown, Colorado)

[ATL] Sapphire Joust IX

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Please join us as we bid warm welcome to the incoming Baron and Baroness of Caer Mear. We will be celebrating throughout the weekend with a display of Gules and Azure about your person in anyway you feel might enrich the occasion for all. For most, this means clothing in a heraldic fashion, but we welcome all dsiplays of the Mighty Blue and Red.

Site: Tom Scott Park, 8740 Otterburn Road, Amelia, VA 23002 Location:
Barony of Caer Mear (Amelia, Virginia)

[ART] Kingdom Arts and Sciences

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Good Gentles, please join Their Majesties and the assembled nobility in Loch Salann on May 3rd for the Kingdom Arts and Sciences competition.

The Champion Competition will be a minimum of 5 items and a maximum of 7 entries in 3 different grand categories. The score for all entries will be totaled and divided by the number of entries to give the "average" score. The artisan with the highest average score will be declared champion. All entries MUST have documentation to be judged in the competition. Further competition information will be posted on this website, or you may contact Baroness Casamira, the Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences, directly. Location:
Barony of Loch Salann (South Salt Lake, Utah)

Book lust!

Readers, librarians, lovers of the book, cast your eyes upon this website which features wonderfully alluring photos of books and libraries. A feast for any bookworm!

SCA Board seeks comments on proposed Society Web Minister change

Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA, Inc., has announced that the Board of Directors is considering a change to Corpora related to the office of Society Web Minister.

Momote Shiki: Japanese Archery Ritual

Those interested in medieval Japanese archery will want to take a look at the OhmyNews website which has a feature on Momote Shiki: Japanese Archery Ritual including photos and a film clip.