Archive - Sep 2008

September 18th

[MER] Meridian Coursing Practice

The Meridian Coursing Guild is pleased to offer two practices this fall Sunday, October 5, 10am CST and Sunday, November 2, 10am CST

To be located at Holly Springs stables in Mentone, AL (northeastern AL). This is the same location as the Northern Meridian equestrian practices (which fall on the Saturdays of the above weekends).

We will be using part of a huge pasture, ideal because the course Location:
Meridian Coursing Guild (Mentone, Alabama)

[DRA] Quarterly Regional Garb Workshop

Thanks to Two Seas for stepping up and offering to give the project a kick start, the Regional Garb Workshop is up and running again!

This is the perfect opportunity to get started with or put the finishing touches on your winter garb, get some creative ideas on future projects, get help with sewing/embroidery techniques, or just have some company to chat with while you work on your garb.

Shire of the Two Seas (Hamburg, Germany)

Medieval Treasures exhibit in Atlanta, Georgia

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia will host Medieval & Renaissance Treasures, an exhibit of artifacts from the Victoria and Albert Museum September 13, 2008 - January 4, 2009. (video)

Videos of archers, battles and entertainers from Pennsic 37 online

THL Cetach Fitzgibbon of the Shire of Hunter's Home has posted several videos from Pennsic 37 including archery, battles and entertainers around the marketplace.

September 17th

Early Buddhist paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

An exhibit of early Buddhist manuscript paintings from India, many on dried palm leaves, is being hosted by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Early Buddhist Manuscript Painting: The Palm Leaf Tradition will be on display through March 22, 2009.

Field battle videos from Pennsic XXXVII

Alaxandr MacLochLoinn of the East Kingdom has posted several videos of field battle footage from Pennsic XXXVII on YouTube

[MID] Day of The Dragon VIII

It is Coming.... The Shire of Dragon's Vale would like to proudly present: Day of The Dragon VIII


Cromwell Community Center
353 Baker St.
Cromwell, IN 46732

September 20, 2008
Site opens at 9:00am closes at 10:00pm

Site Fees:
13 and up $5.00
12 - 5 $2.50
5 and under free Location:
Shire of Dragon's Vale (Cromwell, Indiana)

New Castle News covers Pennsic War 37

Lisa Micco of the New Castle News got the plum assignment this year when she reported on the annual Pennsic War. "Annual Enemies, Eternal Friends" looks at a number of aspects of Pennsic.

September 16th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for September 2008

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for September 2008.

Clann Wars photos online

Lady Wu Xi Lian has posted an album of photos from the recent Clann Wars in the Kingdom of the Outlands on her Flickr website.

Computers create sound of ancient harp

The ASTRA (Ancient instruments Sound/Timbre Reconstruction Application) project has produced the sound of a Epigonion, a wooden string instrument similar to a modern-day harp. This is the first time that this ancient instrument has been heard by modern man.

September 15th

Cleveland dig reveals Roman jewelry factory

Archaeologists worked on a site that was previously believed to yield Anglo-Saxon graves have now discovered what appears to be a Roman settlement. The site is near the eastern city of Cleveland, England.

Medieval stone clock found in Bulgaria

A stone clock or calendar dating to the early Middle Ages has been discovered near Mogila, Bulgaria. The stone features a semi-circle inscribed in Greek with a central axis.(photo)

Melee at Roswell photos online

Lady Catriona Fionnaghal nic Elphinstone known as Ceit has posted two albums of photos from the recent Melee at Roswell event hosted by the Marche of Alderford (Middle Kingdom). The photos include Their Highnesses' Royal Court and a performance by I Verdi Confusi.

September 14th

SCA debuts redesigned corporate web site

The main corporate web site of the SCA Inc. went "live" this weekend with a significant redesign of the site's cosmetics and organization.

Norwegian shipwrecks "sensational" find

"The largest collection of antique shipwrecks ever found in Norway" has been unearthed at the site of a new highway near Oslo, Norway. At least nine well-preserved wooden ships dating to the early 17th century were uncovered near Bjoervika.

Count Sven Orfhendur victorious in Caid Crown Tourney

Ciorstan reports that Count Sven Orfhendur, inspired by Countess Kolfinna kottr, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Caid.

Pictures from Aphar Fair and Summer Camp

Caillin has posted several albums of photos from recent events in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann: Aphar Fair and Summer Camp.

Leaveth Anne Boleyn alone!

It just had to happen! A parody of Chris Crocker's [in]famous "Leave Britney Alone" video is available to view on YouTube, this time with a distinctly Tudor flair.

September 13th

The last of the Cagot people traces her roots

No one seems to remember why the French repressed the Cagot people for nearly one thousand years. Now Marie-Pierre Manet-Beauzac, the last of the bloodline, is attempting to uncover the truth about a persecuted people. Sean Thomas of the Independent has the story.

16th century mechanical doll at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna website features a 16th century mechanical, wooden doll which "plays the cittern, turns its head and seems to mince along with tiny steps while in fact running on wheels." (photo)

St. Bogdacious Summer Camp video online

Bailey Rose has posted a video made from her photos taken at the recent St. Bogdacious Summer Camp in the Barony of Axemoor, Slidell, Louisiana, on YouTube.

11th C Fatimid Rock Crystal auction after misidentification

A rare Islamic rock crystal ewer is reclassified after being sold as post-industrial French antique for about UK£200. It will auction at Christie's London this October for more than UK£3 million. It is one of eight known extant rock crystal ewers from the period. (picture)

September 12th

One Knight Made, One Tapped in Atenveldt

At Atenveldt's Crown Tournament on September 6, 2008, Their Majesties, Phelan III & Amirah, knighted Brian the Pious, squired to Sir Tighearnain the Hound, on the field after the first round.

Middle Ages re-enactors practice medieval battle techniques

Down by the river bend, a man with a notepad and a tape recorder stands by while watching two warriors engaged in fierce combat. Casey Phillips of the Chattanooga Times Free Press was there to record the story.

[ATL] Return of the Hawkwood Howl

As the leaves fall from the trees and the nights grow short and chill - something stirs in the mountains. Could it be? Could the stories be true? Yes! The old-timers say that the Hawkwood Howl is returning and we know they?re always right! Please join the denizens of the Barony of Hawkwood for a weekend full of fun and fright. You never know what might happen when the Hawkwood Howl returns!

The Autumn days in Hawkwood can be quite magical, so to honor that Location:
Barony of Hawkwood (Arden, North Carolina)

[OUT] Stinking Desert War

Years have come and gone since the last war. The Dragon Spore has piled high, creating an ungodly stench. We cannot abide by this any longer, it is time to decide who must clean up the mess.

With Estrella War coming up, come down and get in some practice for it, at the same time have it mean something. Fight and Fence until you drop. There will be many melees and Tourney's throughout the day to help decide the winners, the losers will be chosen for the Stinking Desert clean up crew for the next year. Their job will be to clean up the mounds of Dragon Spore that have accumulated. Then Join us that evening in Celebrating the end of the harvest, by rejoicing in the bounty presented before us, and prepare for the upcoming Winter with good people and good cheer. Court Will be held at their Majesties/Excelencies Whim. Location:
Shire of Draca Mor (Grand Junction, Colorado)

[OUT] Pas d' Arms

Whereas it is the bound duty of Knights and gentlemen-at-arms to keep their skills honed and ready should His Majesty call them to battle, and whereas the Noble and gentle ladies of the land are desirous to be entertained by the feats of honor, it is the privilege of the Canton of Readstan to invite all those of noble comportment and lineage to test their mettle on the Readstan field of combat celebrating the First Anniversary of the Canton of Readstan. Location:
Canton of Readstan (Franktown, Colorado)

"Grave Goods" on display at Woodstock Museum

Grave Goods, an exhibit of the work of contemporary artists and craftsmen with a medieval theme, will be on display through November 1, 2008 at the Woodstock Museum in Woodstock, Ontario.

[MER] Gatalop XXV

The Barony of the Osprey presents: Gatalop XXV October 23-26, 2008

Fort Gaines
51 Bienville Blvd.
Dauphin Island, Al 36528

Once again, we will transform Ft. Gaines on Dauphin Island into the Meridian Fortress by the Sea!

Directions: Take your best route to I-10 west of I-65 to exit 17 South towards Dauphin Island. Follow the road until it dead-ends on the Island at the 3-way stop ( SCA signs will be posted ), take a left and follow to Ft. Ga ines. Location:
Barony of the Osprey (Dauphin Island, Alabama)