Archive - Sep 2008

September 11th

[GLE] Diamond Wars XXIII

Join us as old world powers vie for new world riches. Fight for control of a frontier village, and explore new culinary delights as old world tastes meet new world ingredients.

Camp Cedar Valley
Boy Scout Road
Viola AR 72583

Autocrats Ravenswar Brackae

Meredythe Alba McRegan Location:
Barony of Small Gray Bear (Viola Arkansas)

[MID] Middle Kingdom Coronation

The Barony of Fenix Invites All to Attend the Coronation of Their Royal Highnesses Ullr and AnneLyse Saturday September 27, 2008

Dixie Heights High School
3010 Dixie Highway
Edgewood, KY 41018

From the North: Take your best route to I-71/75 South through Cincinnati, to exit 185 East (I-275). Go to exit 83 (Dixie Hwy), turn right at the stop light at the bottom of the ramp. Site is approximately ¼ mile on your right. Signs will direct you to troll. Location:
Barony of Fenix (Edgewood, Kentucky)

[EAS] St. Festus Faire

The Barony of Dragonship would like to welcome you to St. Festus Faire, a weekend truce from the Hundred Years War. The weekend of September 19-21, 2008 will be a weekend of camping, a Pas D'Armes Tourney, A Glorious Feast, A Laurel's Challenge, an Arts and Sciences Competition, youth fighting, a bardic circle, and lots of fun.

The site offers both cabin and tenting space, see below for information on both and prices for the cabins. Location:
Barony of Dragonship Haven (Orange, Connecticut)

Pop-up makeover adds medieval look to modern tents

Interested in making your modern pop-up sun screen more medieval-looking? Randall Whitlock can help. His article, How To Disguise Your Portable Pavilion for Renaissance Faires and Medieval Events is available online.

14th century cemetery found in Berlin

Workers at a building site in central Berlin have stumbled across a huge medieval cemetery containing 2,000 bodies dating to the 14th century. Many of the remains are those of children.

September 10th

[MER] Red Tower XXXVI

The Barony of the South Downs cordially invites you to attend Red Tower XXXVI and the return of the Drying Flagon Tavern!

September 19-21, 2008
Camp Rutledge at Hard Labor Creek State Park, Rutledge GA

This year we are reopening our fun-filled tavern, complete with the return of board games, card games and of course - gambling! Throughout the day you will find classes and fighting scenarios designed to entertain both the fighters and spectators. As always, the centerpiece of the event will be the traditional Red Tower Tournament! Location:
Barony of the South Downs (Rutledge, Georgia)

[ANS] Defender of the Fort XXVI - CANCELLED

It is a time of strength and peace in the Barony of Raven's Fort. Though chorded remnants of once happy dwellings dot her out lying lands, there has been no sighting of the Viking raiders for almost a year and harvest is well under way. No doubt, this time of healing is the fruit of the Kingdom's great victory over the barbarians, stopping last year's assaults.

The scribes thus recorded, The northmen sail'd in their nailed ships, a dreary remnant, on the roaring sea; over deep water. Dublin they sought, and Ireland's shores, in great disgrace. They left behind them raw to devour, the sallow kite, the swarthy raven with horny nib, and the hoarse vulture, with the to consume his prey; the greedy gos-hawk, and that gray beast the wolf. No slaughter yet was greater made e'er in this island?? Even the dour mission bells toll somehow lighter in a new hope for tomorrow. Location:
Barony of Raven's Fort (Huntsville, Texas)

[ART] Insurrection II

The insurrection has been suppressed! Our loyalty to the Crown of Artemisia has not gone unnoticed and is now being rewarded. We invite you to join with us in celebration as we are elevated to the status of the Province of Arrows' Flight. Prepare to attend a grand tournament, a magnificent display of the might of the valiant fighters of Artemisia, followed by a bountiful feast held September 20th. Location:
Barony of Arrows' Flight (Lehi, Utah)

Caelin on Andrede's photos from Pennsic 37

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted his photos from Pennsic XXXVII on his Flickr website.

[WES] Newcomers' Event

The Barony of Selveirgard invites the Known Worlde to join us in the continuing celebration of our Fifth year as a Barony. Come as the Medieval Hero or Heroine that inspires you. Whether this be Beowulf, Charlemagne, or King Arthur, Eleanor of Aquitaine, perhaps Joan of Arc or Guinevere herself. Even King Henry IV and Queen Victoria I would be pleased to be your inspiration. We will have tournaments both heavy and rapier as well as A&S that will all inspire us in this the Fifth Baronial year. Location:
Barony of Selveirgard (Chugiak, Alaska)

[WES] Principality of the Mist Fall Coronet

Their most noble Highnesses, Sigifrith and Kamiilah, invite all combatants to present themselves and their consorts on the field where They look forward to the displays of chivalry and honor worthy of Their lands.

The Coronet tournament will be a standard double-elimination list in the classic tradition of the Mists and the West Kingdom. Concurrent with the later rounds, Her Highness will be hosting a Grand Rose Location:
Principality of the Mist (Tres Pinos, California)

"Unrivaled" Roman villa revealed on Isle of Wight

Archaeologists are marveling over the scope of a 2nd century Roman villa revealed recently on the Isle of Wight in England. The Brading Roman Villa is as "big as an Olympic swimming pool," and includes ornate decorations. (photo)

SCA Announce: Comments sought for Board of Directors nominees

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, says the Board is requesting comments from the populace on the current slate of nominees.

September 9th

Steppes Artisan pictures online

Dietrich von Greyssen has posted an album of photos from the recent Steppes Artisan event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

[GLE] Kingdom Arts and Sciences and RUGA

Works of the Arts & Sciences of the Mighty and Magnificent Kingdom of Gleann Abhann will be on display at this event you will not want to miss! Artisans come and show your projects and receive valuable feedback. Maybe you can teach the judges something new and interesting! Laurels would love to see the wonderful creations made by our own Gleann Abhann citizens.

Once again we have the artisans of Gleann Abhann issuing CHALLENGES in various categories. Location:
Shire of Rook's Haven (Utica Mississippi)

[EAS] Crestfallen

Good greetings to those of the Martial Art of heavy combat who defend our glorious Kingdom! Bergental beckons you to a Tournament of Crests! We challenge you to adorn your helm with a crest of a most impressive and/or unusual nature. Opponents will then target your helm while defending their own.

(Full rules and suggestions of the Tournament can be found at ) Our Baron e Baronne will present awards to the winner of the tournament, the best crest, the best heraldic display (overall appearance) and, the best crest death. Location:
Barony of Bergental (Ashfield, Massachusetts)

Early medieval inscribed finger ring found in England

Antiquities specialist Brett Hammond was impressed with a medieval finger ring discovered by a metal detector from Hinckley, England. "It was clearly an important item of treasure. It is a gold ring possibly containing a rare black diamond," he said. (photo)

[MID] Saxon Summer VIII

Come and participate in heavy fighting, archery, thrown weapons, fencing, classes, games and feasting.

There is plenty of space to relax and enjoy a quiet day with friends! Date: September 12 through 14, 2008, with main events on Saturday Location: Chestnut Ridge Campground, 6486 Chestnut Ridge Road, Hubbard, Ohio 44425, (330) 534-2352

Gate opens: Friday, Sept 12 at 4:00 PM
Gate closes: Sunday, Sept 14 at Noon Location:
Shire of Rivenvale (Hubbard, Ohio)

British metal detector finds 5th century pendant

Metal detector enthusiast Andy Sales, from Deal, England, was fortunate recently to uncover a 5th century "gold tremissis bearing the image of the Byzantine emperor, Anastasius the First." (photo)

September 8th

Walrick and Cecilia Heirs in Atenveldt

Sir Walrick de Blakeney and Mistress Cecilia Mowebray, O.L., are the new Crown Prince and Princess of Atenveldt.

Downloads of books on traditional crafts available online

A British website, Countryside Agency Archive, offers free, downloadable books on a number of traditional crafts including blacksmithing, thatching, saddlery, wheel making and furniture design.

Tudor paneling recovered from cow shed

A large, carved panel celebrating the Earldom of Charles Somerset, stolen from Raglan Castle during the English Civil War in the 17th Century, has been returned to the castle. The piece was found in a cowshed in Monmouthshire during the 1950s by an antique dealer. (photo)

West Kingdom June Crown 2008 photos online

Esmeralda of the Lakes has posted a nice gallery of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West.

September 7th

Hungarians still seek “Raven King's” library

Hungarians are still searching for their own "Holy Grail," the lost library of Matthias Corvinus, a 15th century king who assembled more than 50,000 hand-copied volumes of religious texts, war stories and biographies, only to have them stolen by raiding Turks.

[ATE] Raze a Village

The horns of war sound in the distance. Southern Crusades comes upon us all too soon. Before that, like the Spartans before us, we must go and subdue our neighbors in the hopes that they will join us against the larger enemy in the near future.

So...gather one, gather all, residents of the Barony of Tir Ysgithr, as we invade the March of Wealhhnutu with one goal in raze a village!

Barony of Tir Ysgithr/March of Wealhhnutu (Rio Rico, AZ)

[ATE] Foole's Fayre

The Barony of Atenveldt invites one and all to a day filled with merriment and frivolity! Join us for a fun filled relaxing afternoon of games, dancing, contests of skill and wit, refreshments and good company. Show off your sense of humor! Win fabulous prizes! Marvel at the Lord of Misrule! Cheer on our bravest warriors in the bouncy joust! You don’t want to miss this one!

Bring your desserts (and your purses) for a Dessert Auction to benefit the Barony. Don’t be shy, show off your favorite dessert, all desserts welcome. Location:
Barony of Atenveldt (Phoenix, AZ)

Castell Aberlleiniog to be rescued in Wales

"For over 20 years I have observed the progressive deterioration of this site as the mound suffered from erosion by livestock, and the masonry became increasingly unstable and overgrown by vegetation," said Mike Yates of Cadw, the Welsh historic monuments' agency, about Castell Aberlleiniog near Llangoed, which is being rescued from further deteoration.

Atenveldters at Pennsic XXXVII

Bertana of Cissanbyrig has posted several albums of photos from Pennsic XXXVII on her Flickr website, some dedicated to citizens of the Kingdom of Atenveldt who attended the War.

Medieval synagogue speaks of Jewish history in Vienna

The 15th century forced conversion of Vienna's Jews led to the community's expulsion from the city, but now archaeologists have discovered the remains of the walls and foundations of the Viennese Synagogue destroyed in 1421.

September 6th

Westermark Madness 2008 photos

Lizabeth has posted an album of photos from the recent Westermark Madness event which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West.