Archive - Sep 2008

September 30th

Lakenheath dig reveals 450 Saxon graves

Over 400 graves dating to the Saxon period have been discovered at the site of a road project near the RAF facility Lakenheath in Suffolk, England.

[DRA] Petrarca IV

description:
Petrarca - Hike in Garb. 29th Nov. 2008 09.30 Meet at train station on Lichtenfels (north of Nuremberg)

We are following the old St. James Way to Nuremberg.
Route: ca. 7 - 10 km
Train station Bad Staffelstein
For all Petrarca hikes does apply: Please come as authentic as possible, hide modern equipment or don't bring it at all. Please wear good shoes! You can cover your hiking boots, shouldn't Location:
(Lichtenfels, Germany)

[CAL] RUSH: Silk Road Symposium

description:
RUSH: Silk Road Symposium, Hosted by the Shire of Crystal Mynes

Fairview Christian Church
2320 Grand Ave
Carthage, MO 64836
October 25, 2008

Site opens at 8am
Closes at 8pm

Site Fee: Adults $5.00, Children (over 10) $2.00 $3.00 Non-member surcharge will apply

Make checks payable to: SCA Inc, Shire of Crystal Mynes

Site is DRY, DRY, DRY!!!! Location:
Shire of Crystal Mynes (Carthage, Missouri)

[CAL] Calontir Cook's Symposium 2009

description:
Join us in a symposium dedicated to period cooking, period cooking techniques, period cooking texts, feast stewarding, and other medieval cooking topics. There will be classes all day long, a key note speech over lunch, and a chance to show off your cooking skills during the potluck dinner that evening.

Key Note Speaker: Dame Alys Katherine

This year's symposium will feature a themed track of Subtleties and Sugar Work. Location:
Shire of Lost Moor (Easton, Missouri)

[NOR] Boar's Head XXXI

description:
The Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr and Their Excellencies Kateryn of Cornwall and Alasdair Calum Montgomery present Boar’s Head XXXI!

Activities abound for the Lords and Ladies who find excitement in the art of honorable combat as there will be tourneys for armored, unarmored, and youth combatants to test their prowess and show their chivalry, as well as for those who are thrilled by opportunities to expand their knowledge and skill in an array of wonderful classes! Hunt for treasures amongst the merchants' wares at market! And even enjoy a delicious afternoon meal which is sure to please the palate! Location:
Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr (West Bend, Wisconsin)

[OUT] Al-Barran Midwinter

description:
Unto the Known World, do Their Excellencies Sir Gregor and Lady Monika, Baron and Baroness of al-Barran wish to invite one and all to celebrate this yuletide season with Them at al-Barran's Midwinter.

Let us reminisce over all that makes al-Barran the great Barony it has become. From Sir Raymond the Quiet, Baron al-Barran to the two reigns of Sir Stefan and Mistress Beau, to our present Baron and Baroness Sir Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

[OUT] Unser Hafen's Newcomers' Event

description:
Unser Hafen's Newcomers' Event: A Pilgrimage to Canterbury Saturday, October 18, 2008 from 10 am to 9 pm At Sumitview Church, Fort Collins, Colorado Hosted by the Barony of Unser Hafen

And specially from every shires ende
Of Engelond to Caunterbury they wende.

Translation: Join our merry band of pilgrims as we wend our way through a day packed with fun and activities for all. Location:
Barony of Unser Hafen (Fort Collins, Colorado)

[OUT] al-Barran Day of A&S

description:
al-Barran Day of A&S “A Silver Lining” November 22, 2008

Site:
Sandia Preparatory School
532 Osuna Road NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Site Fee: None – although we are asking for a new, unwrapped toy or $5 donation for Toys for Tots.

al-Barran A&S Champion Competition – A body of work containing three to five entries along with short documentation of no more than two pages for each Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

[EAL] Huntsman's Harvest

description:
The war season is over and our folk have returned to their homes to reap the benefits of a most bountiful harvest. Come and celebrate the great deeds of the past year with us as we spend a day in feast, tournament, drink and song.

Join their Excellencies of Ben Dunfirth and take part in glorious challenges in the field with armoured combat, cunning duels on the lists of fencing and devious shoots a plenty for our many archers, who come from far and wide to test their mettle. Come share your bounty with us Ealdormere and you shall be welcomed to a day of pleasure, challenge and good cheer. Location:
Barony of Ben Dunfirth (Binbrook, Ontario)

[ART] Kingdom Arts, Sciences & Fighting Collegium

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Come one and all to this year’s Kingdom Arts, Sciences & Fighting Collegium held on November 8, 2008. Find out what happens when four groups in Artemisia combine forces to present a most wonderful and exciting event. The Baby Barony of Gryphon’s Lair, the Ancient Barony of Loch Salann, The Stalwart Shire of Cote du Ciel and the newborn Province of Arrow’s Flight will treat you to a magnificent lunch and a day filled with amazing classes. Location:
Barony of Gryphon’s Lair (Clearfield, Utah)

Atlantia Coronation and Chalice V pictures online

Belphoebe shares photos from the recent Coronation of Jason and Gerhild in the Kingdom of Atlantia on her SmugMug website.

Community aids in discovery of Roman road

Over 40 members of the community recently helped to uncover a previously unknown section of Roman road near Minshull Vernon, England. The road would have connected Whitchurch to Middlewich.

September 29th

Eirik Andersen's 2008 Spring Crown Tourney Photos

THL Eirik Andersen has posted his photos of the 2008 Spring Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on his Two Ravens website.

Swords swing at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater

SCAdians from the Province of Mooneschadowe in Stillwater, Oklahoma recently took the day off to teach spectators about medieval combat during a demo on Library Lawn. Michael Bevers of The Daily O'Collegian shot photos for the online article.

Photos and video from Calontir's Metal and Glass Symposium online

THL Neathery of Safita has posted photos from the recent Glass and Metal Workers Symposium in the Barony of Three Rivers, Kingdom of Calontir. Lady Thora Sigurdsdottir adds a video of her own.

Rapier fighter runs for office in Napa, California

Opponents of 35-year-old single mom Amber Martin for a City Council seat may want to think twice. This lady puts on armor and fights with a rapier.

September 28th

Raglan Fair photos online

Melisende Fitzwalter has posted her photos from the recent Raglan Fair event in the kingdom of Drachenwald.

David may have feet of clay

Experts believe that Michelangelo's famous statue of David is at risk of falling over due to cracks in the ankles caused by poor quality marble. Engineers fear the statue could crumble in event of an earthquake.

Shava's photos from Autumn Rose

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares her photos and memories from the recent Autumn Rose event in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Eighth-century minaret discovered in Iran

A team of Iranian archaeologists has discovered an eighth-century minaret in the country's northeastern city of Damqan. The architectural remains are the oldest yet discovered from the Tarikkhaneh Mosque.

September 27th

Equestrian photos from Valor 2008

Doe ni Floinn has posted an album of equestrian photos from Valor 2008 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Viking shield found in Denmark

Archaeologists working on a Viking site 62 miles west of Copenhagen have discovered a 10th century shield. The wooden artifact is said to be well-preserved. (photo)

Now available - Gift Admission to Estrella War

Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, reports that Gift Admissions for Estrella XV are now available.

Harvest End photos online

Lady Brenna MacDonald has posted an album of photos from the Gate's Edge Harvest End event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

September 26th

Russian archaeologists find Khazar capital

Archaeologists from Astrakhan State University believe they have discovered the long-lost capital of the Khazar kingdom in southern Russia. The Khazars were a semi-nomadic people who converted to Judaism between the 8th and 10th centuries.

Caid Crown Tourney photos online

Andre reports that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Caid.

Lifestyles of the rich and Roman

A new exhibit on life in a Roman villa is now open at the Complesso di San Nicolo in Ravenna, Italy. Titled Otium: The Art of Living in the Roman House of the Imperial Age, the exhibit includes frescos, mosaics and over 100 household items.

Rhonwen, Radegund newest Laurels of Midrealm

At the event Vikings Come Home, held in the Barony of Donnershafen (northern Michigan) in Pentamer, TRMs Lutr and Tessa were prepared to elevate one Laurel candidate and to set another on vigil.

September 25th

Sad farewell to Duke Morguhn Sheridan

AEthelmearc, the East Kingdom, and friends from other kingdoms are in sorrow at the passing of Duke Morguhn Sheridan, known modernly as John Charles Glenn, who has died after falling from a roof.

[DRA] Northern Frankmark Fighterpractice VII

description:
The Shire Aventiure invites all fighters Light and Heavy from far and wide to take part in the seventh round of the Northern Frankmark Fighterpractice. We hope that many of you will join us to teach fighting and to improve your skills. Artisans are welcome.

Site:
For the Fighter Practice :
Ziegelstraße 150
Lübeck, Germany

Meeting at 11.00, Practice will start at 11:15 Location:
Shire Aventiure (Lübeck, Germany)