Archive - 2008

October 17th

[OUT] Renaissance Arts Faire

Hear ye, hear ye good and gentle people of the Known World. The time is nigh for the Renaissance Arts Faire in the Shire of Nahrun Kabirun. We would be honored to have you all join us for the festivities. There will be jousting, fighting and dancing and crafts enough to please everyone.

Young Park
1905 Nevada Ave.
Las Cruces , NM 88001

Date: Saturday and Sunday, November 1st and 2nd Location:
Shire of Nahrun Kabirun (Las Cruces , New Mexico)

[OUT] Hunter's Feast

The bounty of the Northern Outlands is rich in game and the hunters of Windkeep have returned successful!

Hunters Feast
Shire of Windkeep, December 6, AS XLIII (2008)
Site opens 12 noon -- close at 10:30 p.m.

Site: Eagles Lodge
1600 Thomes Avenue
Cheyenne WY

Fees: Adult, $10.00; ages 6 – 12, $5.00; under 6, free; Family cap, $30.00 Make checks payable to SCA-Windkeep Location:
Shire of Windkeep (Cheyenne, Wyoming)

Combatants and Consorts for East Kingdom Crown Tournament announced.

Liam St. Liam has announced the list of Combatants and their Consorts for the upcoming Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the East. The Tournament will take place October 25, 2008 in the Shire of Glen Linn.

[WES] Cynagua Fall Coronet 2008

Their Highnesses Marc and Arianwen call upon the populace to witness the selection of Their Heirs at a Coronet Tournament on Saturday. On Sunday, there will be two tournaments: One to determine the next Prima Spada, and also a Toys for Tots Tournament. Price for entry into the Toys for Tots competition is one brand new toy costing $10 or more. Get more fighting in and help make a child smile this holiday season! There will be a Heavy fighter field and a Rapier field. Please contact Duchess Emma Fitzwilliam for more information. Location:
Principality of Cynagua (Herald, California)

[ATL] Storvik's Baronial Birthday

oin Storvik on a fine autumn weekend to celebrate the harvest and then protect it. Come spend the weekend with Viking raid on the English coast done Storvik-style. Camp and enjoy the cool autumn air and the camaraderie of a good fire.


Martial Activities: Join the Barony of Storvik on October 18 for a Viking raid on the English coastline, circa 900. Location:
Barony of Storvik (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)

[ATL] Windnmasters Hill Baronial Practice

Windmasters Hill Baronial Practice
18 October (this Sat)
12 - 5 with Potluck after
Carolina Pines Park
2305 Lake Wheeler Rd
Raleigh, NC

From I-40 take Lake Wheeler Rd. exit #297. Turn South (away from the Farmers Market). Turn left onto Henslowe Dr. /Carolina Pines and go into the park. Practice will be on the lower field which is not entirely visible from the road. You'll have to park and walk down behind the tennis courts which are completely visible from the road. Location:
Barony of Windmasters Hill (Raleigh, North Carolina)

October 16th

[OUT] Danse Macabre

Please join us for much dancing, good company and a few laughs. You never know who will show up as a Saint and who will be the Sinner.

Danse Macabre
Barony of Caer Galen
Sinners and Saints
October 25nd 2008
6pm until the stroke of midnight

Autocrat: Timony Olyveyr

Longmont VFW
206 South Main Street Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Longmont, Colorado)

[WES] Yule Feast

The Barony of Rivenoak proudly invites you to sample the delightful culinary artistry of Padraig Mathmathuna. Their most benevolent and gracious Excellencies Baron Gwyn & Baroness Lori have commandeered a sumptuous five course Welsh feast to tantalize the senses!

We will have dancing, singing, & much merriment! There will be a "Celebration of Winter" table decorating contest as well (points Location:
Barony of Rivenoak (Oroville, California)

[EAL] Feast of the Bear 2008

The Royal City of Eoforwic is proud to present Feast of the Bear 2008 October 18, 2008

Eoforwic bids you to join us in a day of fun and merriment. Armored combat, rapier combat, an A&S round table, classes, children's activities, merchants, and a lunch table are all planned within the period atmosphere of St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church.

Site Location:
St. Simon-the-Apostle Anglican Church 525 Bloor St East, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1J1 Location:
Royal City of Eoforwic (Toronto, Ontario)

[ANT] Yule Feast 2008

The Barony of Glymm Mere and her most generous Baron Godric ap Rhys and ever lovely Baroness Kara of St. Davids invite one and all to join us for Yule Feast 2008.

Come and share in the bounty, beauty and revelry of the season. There will be various types of activities for the young and the young at heart, fighters and artisans of all types. Yule is also a great time to catch up with those you have not seen in a while and regale all with stories Location:
Barony of Glymm Mere (Lacey, Washington)

[LOC] William Marshal Memorial Tourney and Feast

Saturday December 6th 2008, William Marshal Memorial Tourney and Feast, Stormhold, A Royal Event

A chivalric weapons tourney will be held on Saturday, December 6th. at Circle of Trees, Edinburgh Gardens, Alfred Court, North Fitzroy (Melways 2C-E1) from 11 AM, followed by a catered feast at Bokscai Hall. StGeorges Road, North Fitzroy, (Melways 2C-C1) from 5PM.

Entry by tickets at
$25 for members, Location:
Barony of Stormhold (North Fitzroy, Victoria)

[OUT] The Great Hunt

Swiftly autumn is coming upon us, the forbearer of winter's chills. We must stock up our storehouses against the cold months ahead - the time for the Great Hunt is nigh!

The Great Hunt
October 24th-26th, 2008
Flying Horse Ranch,
21 Snowberry Lane,
Artesia, NM 88210
Hosted by the Shire of Gleann Medonach

Site Opens October 24th 4:00 PM and closes October 26th 12:00 PM Location:
Shire of Gleann Medonach (Artesia, New Mexico)

[EAS] Fall Crown Tournament

On the twenty-fifth day of October A.S. XLIII, King Darius IV and Queen Alethea will be choosing Their Heirs by right of arms.

The event site is a camp ground with acres of woods and a tranquil lake. The tournament will be held in a large grassy field lined with trees. A field adjacent to the tourney field has a large fire circle, an open-sided pavilion with fire hearth and another smaller grassy area. Privies are located throughout the site. Hot showers are available as well, near the list field. All buildings are wheelchair accessible, but the trail from the list field to the feast hall is very hilly and may not be easy for wheelchairs (but there is a road that can be used). Location:
Shire of Glenn Linn (Lake George, New York)

[ANT] Harvest Ball

For centuries, commoners and nobles alike have celebrated events in life with dancing. Notable among these events in life is the completion of the annual harvest. The Honorable Barony of Dragons' Laire chooses to continue that tradition.

Accompanied by bards from throughout An-Tir, Abbot Siôn of Dragons' Laire will teach a variety of dances over four hours. The Costumers Guild will sponsor a parade of costumes for those who wish to show off their finery. Location:
Barony of Dragon's Laire (Port Orchard, Washington)

[ANT] Toys-For-Tots Tournament

The Honorable Barony of Dragon's Laire sends greetings and due commendations to all of An Tir, and especially to the Baronies and Principalities whom we greet with a challenge. That is correct. The Gauntlet has been thrown and you have all, all citizens, noble and commoner alike, been challenged to come and show your mettle in our first annual Toys for Tots Tournament November 22nd at Manchester State Park. Location:
Barony of Dragon's Laire (Manchester, Washington)

[WES] Fall Baronial Coronet Tourney of the Far West

After some false starts, the new NEW date for the Fall Coronet Tourney of the Far West has been set. November 16, 2008.

When: Baronial Coronet tourney will be held on Sunday the 16th of November, 2008.
Who: Vale de Draco will host. The Baroness and Baron of the Far West Katherine and Noe will autocrat.
Where: The site will be in central Tokyo, at Tintagel, near Mejiro station. Directions are below. Location:
Vale de Draco (Tokyo, Japan)

Athletic traditions of Istanbul

The city of Istanbul has a long history of interest in athletics and games dating to the earliest days of New Rome, where gladiators battled. Freelance writer John Crofoot has the story for Today's Zaman.

Weaving legend Peter Collingwood dies

Peter Collingwood, author of Techniques of Tablet Weaving, a classic for tablet weavers around the world, died unexpectedly October 9, 2008 at his home. Collingwood was 86.

Stephen and Ailleanne new Heirs to Northshield throne

Reporters on the Kingdom of Northshield list report that Stephen du Bois was the winner of the October 11, 2008 Crown Tournament. Stephen was inspired by Lady Ailleanne.

Medieval Festival offers fun and education at New York's Cloisters

The Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation sponsors a yearly Medieval Festival at the Cloisters museum of medieval art located in Fort Tryon Park near the northern end of Manhattan Island, complete with jousting, falconry, pageants and feasts.

October 15th

16th century ship found on "Skeleton Coast"

Archaeologists are working furiously to save the wreck of a 16th century Portuguese ship discovered recently on the Namibian coast. "This is perhaps the largest find in terms of artefacts from a shipwreck in this part of the world," said project manager Webber Ndoro.

Pictures from Raglan Faire and Nibelungen War

Racaire has posted her photos from the recent Raglan Faire and Nibelungen War on her website. The events took place in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Dressing well... or else

Toshikage reports that there is much of interest in the way of Elizabethan garb and late period study on the website Elizabethan Mafia: Dressing Well and Calling In Favors Since 1558. The site is the brainchild of M. Alison Kannon.

October 14th

SCAdian now in space

Don Shamino, known in the modern world as Richard Garriott, became the first SCA member to travel into space October 12, 2008 when he blasted off in a Soyuz TMA-13 spacecraft. The 47-year-old multimillionaire from Austin, Texas paid US$30 million to spend time on the International Space Station.

[ANT] Harvest Celebration VII

Come and celebrate with the Shire of Ambergard as we rejoice at our bountiful harvest and to honor King Owain and Queen Wrenn the rightful rulers of the greatest kingdom in the knowne world, An Tir.

The Ambergard Culinary Guild will as always prepare a sumptuous feast to show our bounty. We are looking for minstrels, story tellers and such to entertain and amaze us.

The site is the Ephrata Recreation Center located at 112 Basin Street, Ephrata, WA. The site will open at 3 pm and close at midnight. Serving will begin at 6:30 (tentatively). Location:
Shire of Ambergard (Ephrata, Washington)

[ANT] Lionsdale Fall University

The University of Tir Righ is pleased to announce the classes for the Shire of Lionsdale's Fall University Session to be held October 25th and 26th in Chilliwack, BC. Pre-registration is required; the pre-registration form can be downloaded from the Kingdom website at Location:
Lionsdale (Abbotsford & Chilliwack, British Columbia)

[OUT] al-Barran Toys for Tots

It is that time of year once again that we all come together and help those who inspire us the most, the children.

Greetings Generous Outlanders, Their Excellencies of al-Barran Sir Gregor and Lady Monika and me, Lord Chagatai, wish all to come to this glorious event and support a wonderful cause. We continue to support our Mighty King and his challenge to the Known world, so al-Barran will be glorious in the Location:
Barony of Al-Barran (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

[GLE] Autumn Crown Lyst

Gleann Abhann Fall Crown List November 7- 9, 2008 Camp Taloha - 3300 Taloha Road, Pine Bluff, AR 71603

Fees / Pricing: Adult / Child
Site, Cabin & Feast: $20.00 / $15.00
Site & Feast: $15.00 / $10.00
Site & Cabin: $13.00 / $8.00
Daytrip (no feast): $8.00 / $3.00
Feast Hall seating is limited to 100
*Non-members add $3 to cost of admission
*Child price is for children under 12 years. Under 5 is free! Location:
Barony of Small Gray Bear (Pine Bluff, Arkansas)

Twelve-ton ballista fails to sell on e-Bay

Just in time for Christmas, but no buyers! eBay had listed a full-size Roman ballista created in 2002 for the BBC program Building the Impossible. No buyer met the reserve starting bid of UK£25,000.00!

Hobby turns to career for Washington armorer

Idaho Falls, WA resident Nute Scott used to just think that armoring in the SCA was kind of fun. Now he makes a living at it by selling suits of armor at Renaissance Fairs. Matthews Evans of the Olympia, Washington Olympian has the story.