Archive - Apr 2008

April 20th

West Kingdom Spring Crown 2008 online

Gelis of Balwery has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the West on the SmugMug website.

Arts & Sciences Competition Categories for Estrella War XXV

Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, has announced the categories for Arts & Science Competitions at next year's war.

Arabic coins found in Viking treasure trove

Arabic coins were recently found in a huge hoard of Viking treasure discovered recently in Sweden. The coins were part of the "largest early Viking hoard ever discovered in Sweden."

April 19th

Madonna of the Goldfinch shows its true colors

A recent restoration of Raphael's Madonna del Cardellino, painted in 1506, has revealed the brilliant colors of the original painting which had been hidden under centuries of grime. (Photos)

"Magical" Irish towers

In an article on his blog, writer Philip Coppens discusses the "mysterious round Irish towers," an Irish medieval architectural phenomenon. The article is entitled Round towers: needles in magical landscape?

East Kingdom Spring 2008 Coronation photos online

Liam St Liam has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation of Konrad and Brenwen in the East Kingdom on his Flickr website.

April 18th

Konrad and Brenwen Ascend to the Eastern Thrones

Upon this lovely Saturday just past in the Crown Province of Ostgardr, Canton of Northpass, the East Kingdom did bid adieu to King Andreas der Eisfalke III and Queen Gabriella I and welcomed in Their place King Konrad von Ulm I and Queen Brenwen the Faire I.

Gulf Wars 2008 photos online

Miriam von Schwarzwald of the Kingdom of Calontir reports that Ruaidhri ua Ceallaigh has posted several albums of photos from recent events on his SmugMug website. The albums include Gulf Wars and Chalice of Equus.

Edward Senestre wins Caid Crown Tourney

Baron Sir Edward Senestre fought valiantly for Baroness Mora de Buchanan, defeating Count Sir Sven Örfhendur who was fighting for Countess Sir Kolfinna kottr.

Thorvaldr and Fiona new Heirs to Drachenwald

Thorvaldr Skegglauss, inspired by Fiona Wiggins, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

April 17th

Pre-1640's Shakespeare folios to be digitized

The Bodleian and Folger Libraries are combining efforts to create digital copies of "all 75 editions of William Shakespeare's plays printed in the quarto format before the year 1641." The folios are the closest copies to Shakepseare's own in existence.

Pictures of Ered Sul Baronial Investiture

Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted photos from Aurora's Feast and Baronial Investiture of Ered Sul which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Mysterious "feather pits" shed light on forgotten witches of England

Evidence of pagan rituals involving swans and other birds in the Cornish countryside in the 17th century has been uncovered by archaeologists.

Timmur & Tianna Heirs in Artemisia

Count Timmur Jochan Bahadur and Countess Tianna NiCoimin are the new Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Artemisia.

SCAForge open for business

An SCA techie from the East Kingdom has created a web portal for sharing Open Source software projects, downloadable files, and other information useful to SCA webmasters, event planners, and administrators.

April 16th

Gulf Wars trailer on YouTube

Lynnvander Productions has made the trailer for official Gulf Wars XVII video available to view on YouTube.

[CAI] Gyldenholt Baron's Feast

His Excellency Baron Wulfric sends his greetings, and invites one and all to join the Barony of Gyldenholt on Sunday, April 20, 2008 for a day of feasting, revelry, gaming, feasting, dancing, good fellowship and, of course, feasting. As this will be Their Excellencies last Baron's Feast, Her Excellency is promising a memorable repast.

Once again we will gather at Irvine Regional Park (1 Irvine Park Road, Location:
Barony of Gyldenholt (Orange, California)

[ATL] Pas du Foret Mysterieux

In 1455, Baron Gaston of Windmasters' Hill traveled on a diplomatic visit to Barcelona. Here, he and his inspiration, Baroness Rosalind Delamere, have declared that they and their chosen Tenans will defend the Mysterious Forest from all Venans (Challengers). In the Barony of Windmasters' Hill on the 14th day of June, shall the lists be erected with a pine tree with golden fir cones on one end.

Barony of Windmaster's Hill (Leasburg, North Carolina)

[ATE] Brymstonne Bacchanal

The College of Brymstonne once again cordially invites one and all to don their togas, find their fibulas, tie-on their chitons and join us for a day of revelry, games, food, and fun!!

The menu for Bacchanal will continue in the grand Brymstonne tradition of a truelly stellar feast created by Lady Kateryn Treningham!!

Feast Steward: Lady Kateryn Treningham email: Location:
College of Brymstonne (Tempe, Arizona)

[ANS] Champions of Bonwicke

After five years, their Excellencies Kainin and Oriana are retiring as the Landed Nobility of Bonwicke and hereby invite you to come and join Bonwicke as she invests her fifth Baron and Baroness Chiang Ti Lung and Li Xiao Wuya.

Come and seek the honor of being the premiere Champions of Bonwicke for the her newest Baron and Baroness and then join us in our celebration of the feast of St. George. Location:
Barony of Bonwicke (Lamesa, Texas)

[CAI] A Tournament in Dreiburgen

It gives me great pleasure to announce that once again the Canton of Mons Draconis will be hosting the Barony of Dreiburgen's Spring Tournament in conjunction with our 12th Anniversary. Sponsored by the Canton of Mons Draconis, the Grand Tournament of the Spring will occur on the 26th day of April in this the 42nd year Anno Societas (2008) in Beautiful Downtown Dreiburgen at Hunt Park, 4015 Jackson St. in the city of Riverside 92503. Location:
Canton of Mons Draconis (Riverside, California)

[ATL] Barnacled Bullfrog

If you're looking for a fun way to spend Saturday, April 26, come over to the Barony of Marinus and visit our annual below-the-salt tavern event, Barnacled Bullfrog. We promise a day of food, fun, flirting, fighting, and games that you won't soon forget.

Rapier Fighting: Rapier fighters will team up to participate in a Treasure Chest Tourney which will be followed by tavern brawl pickups.

Barony of Marinus (Suffolk, Virginia)

[ATE] Arts and Sciences Competition

The time is nearly upon us to select a new Arts and Sciences Champion for our fair Barony of Sundragon and to bid farewell to the current champion. All members of the populace are encouraged to participate in this A&S Competition, however only those who are members of the Barony of Sundragon may compete for champion. It is not necessary to compete for Champion in order to enter the Competition; participants may also enter as Location:
Barony of Sundragon (Phoenix, Arizona)

Chivalry lives in San Diego

To Scott Farrell of Chivalry Today, chivalry is very much alive and plays an important role in everyday life. Reporter Geoff Bouvier of the San Diego Weekly Reader has the story.

[AET] Come Dance and Play!

Come to Delftwood and dance the day away! April 19th from 1 to 5. The first part of the afternoon we will learn the dance steps and the second part we will dance to live musicians!

So come dance the say away or come join the musicians and Play!! Stick around for beer and pizza afterwards.

Heres the directions to the PACC

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Barony of Delftwood (Syracuse, New York)

[AET] 13th Annual Siege of Glengary

Last summer was a time of great hope in the Shire of Sylvan Glen. After months of intense negotiations and diplomacy, we had reached an agreement with our long time enemy, the Barony of Highland Foorde in the Kingdom of Atlantia. We entered into an alliance with our former nemesis with the goal of ridding our respective lands of the bold and brash brigands menacing our highways and byways.

In the fall, we marched onto the field of battle to Location:
Shire of Sylvan Glen (Hedgesville, West Virginia)

[ATL] Barony of Ponte Alto's A&S Practice

Please attend the Barony of Ponte Alto's A&S / Practice next Sunday April 20th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm at Lemon Road Elementary in Falls Church, VA to share lucet techniques, learn tips-n-tricks, and play with string on a Sunday afternoon! (( See below for address and directions ))

What is lucet cord? In short, a strong cord made by looping thin string over a two-prong tool. Common uses in the SCA include cording Location:
Barony of Ponte Alto (Falls Church, Virginia)

[EAS] Sommer Draw

The Shire of Quintavia and the Barony of Bergental are pleased to once again join efforts and talent to produce a quality event that will appeal to the young, the old, the new and the experienced by offering a wide program of martial activities, a sampling of evening entertainments, a lovely site, bounteous hospitality, and all the rough pleasantries of a traditional camping event.

HEAVY WEAPONS -- Come one, come all! Sommer Draw will host both spear and melee tournaments, featuring innovative as well as traditional formats, with prizes to be given out. Inspections and authorizations will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, with the tournaments starting around noon. Our site boasts fine fields for your favourite martial activity. Rest assured, there will be plenty of fighting for all! Should you have any questions, please contact our heavy Marshal-in-Charge, Lord Arik Coer du Luttrere (contact info below). Location:
Shire of Quintavia (Greenfield, Massachusetts)

Roman statues receive makeover at Bath

A collection of statues that ring the Roman baths in Bath, England have received a facelift to remove years of grime. The renovation project is just part of a plan to "create an unforgettable experience for all our daytime and evening visitors."

Atenveldt March 2008 Crown photos online

Ianuk has posted several albums of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atenveldt on