Archive - May 2008

May 10th

Eastrealm Crown Tourney photos online

Lady Catte has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the East on her Flickr website.

Domino's delivers - to the SCA?

There has been much speculation about whether or not the SCA is the target of the recent Dominos Pizza commercial depicting a delivery to a group of medieval re-enactors.

Youth A&S Exhibition at Pennsic War XXXVII

Mistress Safia al-Khansaa', Pennsic 37 Youth Arts and Sciences Exhibition Coordinator, has announced that there will once again be a Youth A&S exhibition at Pennsic.

Count Seth winner of Meridies Spring 2008 Crown

Count Seth defeated Sir Cona in the finals of the recent Crown Tournament in the Shire of Phoenix Glade of the Kingdom of Meridies. Seth was inspired by Gwendolen. (photos online)

May 9th

Combatants for Ealdormere Crown Tournament announced

Their Majesties Aaron and Rustique of the Kingdom of Ealdormere have announced the list of combatants and consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

Ansteorra Crown Tourney montage

Jean Paul de Sens has created a 10-minute video montage from videos taken at the November 2007 Ansteorra Crown Tournament. (Caution: strong language in one song.)

Photos from La Prova Dura

Gelis of Balwery has posted photos from 2008 La Prova Dura on her SmugMug website. The event took place recently in the Kingdom of the West.

Sir Jason Kinslae victor of Atlantia Spring 2008 Crown Tourney

Countess Rowan reports that Sir Jason Kinslae was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia. Sir Jason was inspired by Gerhild the Willful.

May 8th

[DRA] Revel in the Midnight Sun III

description:
Revel in the Midnight Sun III in the Shire of Klakavirki, where we would be delighted to welcome any gentles wishing to travel to the bright northern lands of our glorious Kingdom.

When: 18:00 Friday June 6th 2008, until 16:00 Sunday June 8th. Where: Heiarbr, Reykjahverfi, 641 Hsavk, Iceland

Event Steward: Jacquelyna de Bellmont (seneschal@klakavirki.org) Location:
Shire of Klakavirki (Hsavk, Iceland)

[ANS] Lysts at Castleton

description:
Come visit the medieval village of Castleton with its fine streets and buildings, our many taverns, and "The Curtain" theater! The day will feature great tournaments, both mounted and foot. The evening will be filled with fine feasting, revelry and a royal court.

Gather your retainers and venture to Castleton and be a part of this historic event!

The Lysts at Castleton
A Mounted and Field Combat Pas Location:
Bryn Gwlad (Austin, Texas)

[AET] Melee on the Mount

description:
The call goes out from the Mount for those who feel they are strong enough to be Warlords and lead troops into the frenzy of the Melee and those that would follow their leader into battle, to present themselves on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the North Strabane Township Park, Quail Acres Pavilion, 1929 Route 519 South, Canonsburg, PA 15317.

Sponsored by the Shire of Kings Crossing, the site opens at 10 AM and closes Location:
Shire of Kings Crossing (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania)

Ann Hathaway steps out of the shadows

Best known for her quaint house and her inheritance of the “second-best bed,” Shakespeare's wife, Ann Hathaway, has been mostly a mystery figure. Now a new book, Shakespeare's Wife by Germaine Greer, sheds some light on a little-understood woman. Katie Roiphe as the New York Times Sunday Review.

[ART]Academy da Cavalaria

description:
Academy da Cavalaria will take place May 24, 2008. We will start at 9a.m. with some ground work on classical riding skills followed by saddle-time to put these skills to work.

We will start with cavalry drills, advance to handling swords Academy da Cavalariafrom horseback and end with crest combat. Protective headgear for crest combat is a helmet with a face grill (about 1" squares) or fencing mask. Location:
Oasis, Idaho

[DRA] Medieval Pharmaceuticals Workshop

description:
It is with great pleasure that I would hereby like to announce that Knights Crossing will be hosting a workshop on medieval pharmaceuticals and herbs on the weekend of May 30-June 1. Simona Valentini di Piero will be teaching how to make basic salves, essential oils and creams from primary source recipes; enjoy a walk through the fields and forest in which we will learn to identify various useful plants in their natural habitat. Learn about the equipment used and the primary sources that we have on this subject. There will be a small fee for materials and for food for the weekend, but dinner will be Potluck. Location:
Barony of Knights Crossing (Weinheim, Germany)

[ATE] Ered Sulabration

description:
Baron Christopher and Baroness Miana would like to invite you to the 2nd annual Ered Sulabration! To be held on May 10th in the forested lands of Flagstaff at Bushmaster Park. Join Their Excellencies and populace of Ered Sul in the refreshing mountains away from the searing heat of the valley to spend a day in games and activities for the whole family.

There will be hard suit and rapier competitions. A warrior auction will precede the combat so bring your coin purses and bid on your favorite champion. Prizes will be awarded to the sponsor whose warrior bests the day. Proceeds from the auction will go to support the "Higher Word," Ered Sul's Baronial newsletter. There will be dancing around the maypole to bring the world back to right again along with games and activities for all ages. What would an Ered Sulabration be without a bardic competition? Dust off your old favorites or bring something new and be a part of the open Bardic challenge! Location:
Barony of Ered Sul (Flagstaff, Arizona)

[MID] Encampment VIII: Siege the Dane

description:
Encampment VIII: Siege the Dane June 20, 21, & 22, 2008

Lincoln Way Recreation Center
2817 SR 602
Bucyrus, Ohio 44856
419-562-4363

Pre-register with the Gatekeeper by June 13, 2008:
$7.00 per adult (max $20 per family)
Ages 6 to 16 $3.00
5 and under - free
Camping: $5 per tent, per night
A $3.00 surcharge applies to all adult non-member admissions Location:
Marche of Three Towers (Bucyrus, Ohio)

[ANT] West An Tir War 2008

description:
West An Tir War 2008 July 3-6 2008 at the Lazy J Moore Ranch.

Lazy J Moore Ranch
96029 Euchre Cr Rd
Gold Beach Oregon

Site opens at noon on Thursday and closes at 4:00 on Sunday.

There will be two full days of war fighting on both Friday and Saturday.

A&S Tract on Friday and Saturday

Cooking Showcase organized by Duchess Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez Location:
Gold Beach, Oregon

[EAL] Murder Melee in the Meadow XXV

description:
The Barony of Ben Dunfirth presents Murder Melee in the Meadow XXV JUNE 12 - 15, 2008 at the Blue Springs Scout Reserve

As spring arrives, the sounds of battle can once more be heard among the fields! Dare you answer the call? Come join us at our ALL-NEW location, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of Murder Melee!

Featuring:
THE RETURN OF THE 10-MAN MELEE TOURNAMENT!
FIGHTING! Location:
Barony of Ben Dunfirth (Acton, Ontario)

[GLE] Troll Fen’s Swamp Romp and Hunt for the Prize

description:
Troll Fen’s Swamp Romp and Hunt for the Prize Or is that Hunt in the Swamp for the Prize and Romp? May 30 – June 1, 2008.

Featuring:

  • A qualifying round for the Tournament of Champions;
  • Troll Fen Defender Tournament, Rapier competition, Youth Combat
  • PLUS Her Majesty’s Yeoman and
  • Her Majesty’s Rapier Champion competitions
  • AND Youth Yeoman, Sentry and Youth Sentry shoots Location:
    Shire of Troll Fen (Pineville Louisiana)

[EAS] St. Sebastian's Fair

description:
Robin in the greenwood is … and he wants us to join him. On May 10 we will return to the grounds of the Limerick Bowmen for a fair celebrating the flight of the arrow. (This year, no snow!)

Archery activities will include a roving range (including, we hope, a running deer), royal rounds, practice areas and novelty shoots.

We will also have thrown weapons and fencing.

There are both a hall and an outdoor shelter for those not shooting to gather to visit, game, or ply their crafts. Artisans are encouraged to bring projects to work on and share. (Bring tables and chairs). Merchants are most welcome (no charge above gate fees), with merchants of goods related to Archery, Thrown Weapons and the Fence given preference if space becomes an issue. Location:
Shire of Hartshorn-dale (Schwenksville, Pennsylvania)

Esmeralda of the Lakes photos from La Prova Dura 2008

Esmeralda of the Lakes has posted an album of photos from La Prova Dura on her website. The event took place recently in the Kingdom of the West.

[MER] Regional War Practice

description:
Greetings, The Shire of Flintmarsh would like to invite all fighters in the region of South Georgia, North Florida and South Alabama to a Regional War Practice on May 25, at Citizens Lodge Park in Marianna Florida, The site has plenty of room for manuevering and archery.

Start time is scheduled to start at noon.

There is no park fee, there are restrooms, shelters and a grill and water will be provided. Location:
Shire of Flintmarsh (Marianna, Florida)

Christopher and Morgen new Heirs to AEthlemearc Throne

Madinia reports that Sir Christopher Rawlyns was the victor in the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Sir Christopher was fighting for Her Excellency Morgen of Rye.

Germanic society in England may not have been as brutal as once believed

Recent scientific studies have suggested that the Germanic invaders of England may have imposed an apartheid-like system on the native peoples, but an article by John Pattison of the University of South Australia in Adelaide disagrees. "The evidence is compatible with the idea of a much more integrated society," he says.

May 7th

Fighters clash in Bowling Green

On Thursday nights, City Park in Bowling Green, Ohio, is alive with the sounds of rattan on steel as members of the local SCA branch practice their armored combat skills. Adam Lewis of BG News (Bowling Green State University) has the story.

"Age of Armor" and "Suburban Knights" at Woodson Art Museum

The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin is going medieval this summer with a series of exhibits highlighting medieval armor and photographs of SCAdians by California photographer E.F. Kitchen. Keith Uhlig of the Wausau Daily Herald has the story.

Anglo Saxon priestess grave found in Yorkshire

Archaeologists are studying the grave of a 7th century Anglo Saxon woman who might have been a Pagan priestess. By the placement of the grave and the objects within, including a sword and elaborate jewelry, they feel that the woman may have headed a 7th century cult. (photo)

[MID] Border Raids

description:
Border Raids "A real non-profit event!"

June 27-29, 2008
Camp Carlson, 9210 US Route 60, Fort Knox, Kentucky 40121

Join us as the forces of the Middle and Meridies once again clash on the fields of Fort Carlson in Fort Knox Kentucky. We promise plenty of melees and more fighting than you can shake a stick at.

Hosted by : College of Val d' Azure

June 27-29 2008

Site Address: Location:
College of Val d' Azure (Fort Knox, Kentucky)

[TRI] Trimaris Memorial Tournament 2008

description:
Come bear witness to the choosing of our fair Kingdom's Heirs! Revel in the splendor that is unmistakably, uniquely TRIMARIS!

VIVAT TRIMARIS!

Presented by the Kingdom of Trimaris & the Barony of Oldenfeld May 23-26, 2008 Camp Ocala 18533 NFS 535 Altoona, FL 32702

Site opens at 4pm Friday and closes at 11am Monday. Registration closes 3pm on Sunday, and all fees must be paid at this time. Location:
Barony of Oldenfeld (Altoona, Florida)

[NOR] Regional Summer Moot and Fighter's Practice

description:
This is the unofficial announcement of the unofficial 4th (?) annual Regional Summer Moot and Fighter's Practice sponsored by the Shire of the Inner Sea.

It will be held Saturday, August 23, 2008

At: Billings Park, Superior, WI

From: 10 AM to 4PM or as long as we want to fight but we only have exclusive use of the pavilion until 4. If you show up earlier you get to help set up.

Location:
Shire of the Inner Sea (Superior, Wisconsin)