Archive - 2008

October 14th

Michael O'Brien victor of Artemisia's Crown Tourney

Baroness Shauna of Carrick Point reports that Count Michael O'Brien, fighting for the honor of Countess Sati al-Isfahaniyya, was the victor of the October 11, 2008 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

October 13th

Gleann Abhann Fall 2008 Coronation photos

Lord Gawin der Fuchs has announced that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for September 2008

THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for October 2008.

Midrealm Crown Combatants announced

Their Majesties Ullr and Annelyse of the Middle Kingdom have posted the list of combatants and their consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament. The list has been published on the Legio Draconis website.

Historical combat treatises online

Those interested in finding primary sources for historical combatant, including period a period artillery manual, will wish to visit the website for the Raymond J. Lord Collection, a digital archive of "historical combat treatises dating primarily from the Renaissance."

October 12th

Shava's pictures from the Northshield Rose Tourney

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports on the recent Rose Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield. She also shares her photos of the event.

Duke Jade wins West Kingdom Crown Tournament

Baroness Katya reports that Duke Jade of Starfall was the victor of the recent West Kingdom Crown Tournament at Great Western War. His Grace was inspired by Mistress Catherine Lorraine of Stonegate Manor.

16th century Venetian fortress walls discovered in Cyprus

Archaeologists are examining the ruins of walls belonging to a 16th century Venetian fortress discovered recently during construction work on Eleftheria Square in Nicosia, Cyprus.

October 11th

Maynard and Liadain new Heirs to AEthelmearc

William Freskyn Murray reports that Maynard Von Dem Steine defeated Malcolm MacEoghainn in the finals of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

[EAL] Feast of the Hare XXIX

Feast of the Hare XXIX Saturday November 8, 2008 Site opens at 10am

Westminster Presbyterian Church
470 Roosevelt Ave

There will be Fencing tournaments and Fighting tournaments, Dancing, Arts & Science display and Merchants.

Message from the Gate Keeper: The only guaranteed reservation is a paid reservation. For faster processing at gate, please pre register. Location:
Barony of Skraeling Althing (Ottawa, Ontario)

Combatants for Drachenwald's Crown Tournament announced

Their Majesties ThorvaldR and Fiona of the Kingdom of Drachenwald have announced the combatants and their consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

[WES] All Hallows Feast

All Hallows Feast Barony Of Vinhold The Emperors Holy Holiday or A Landsknechts Food Tour of Western Europe

November 15th, 2008
Barony of Vinhold (Napa, CA)
1pm – 10pm

The picking season is done and the vineyards have yielded a wondrous bounty this year. To help celebrate, the Barony of Vinhold will be offering their All Hallows Feast for those who desire warm halls, great food, good drinks, and laughter-filled conversations. Location:
Barony Of Vinhold (Napa, California)

[ANS] wInterKingdom XX

The Barony of Northkeep invites you to attend a day of fun, companionship, camaraderie, and learning.

wInterKingdom XX

December 13, 2008
Sts. Peter & Paul School
1428 North 67th East Avenue
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Site Opens at 9:00 AM, closes at 10:00 PM

Please contact the autocrats if you would like to teach aclass, or have a class you would like to see taught! Location:
Barony of Northkeep (Tulsa, Oklahoma)

[GLE] Slay The Dragon

The Shire of Vogelburg would like to invite you to . . .Slay The Dragon Oct 31st-Nov 2ndKiwanis Camp Tioga, La

Join Us For:

  • Children's Activities
  • Candle Light Adventure Bocce
  • A&S Open Bardic Competitions
  • Open Populace Vote A&S Competition Dragon Theme

Reservations: Before October 1 $18
After October 1 $20.
Tenting deduct $5
Daytip $15 Location:
Shire of Vogelburg (Camp Tioga, Louisiana)

[GLE] Winter Wonders 23

Drat! Just as last year’s murder of the Miller’s Wife has been finally laid to rest and forgotten, somebody’s gone and blown up the Mill! The citizens of our village just can’t get a break! To make things more complicated, Baron McGyver is here for his annual visit and is expecting great amusement and feasting. Please join us as we attempt to put together the pieces of our latest mystery and host an occasion befitting the Baron. Location:
Shire of Ardanroe (Doyline, Louisiana)

[DRA] Midwinter Feast 2009

It is yet again the cold and dark time of the year when you wish to simply curl up on a couch with a cup of something hot. But low ‘n behold, there is also a better way to enjoy wintertime. Let us invite you to the Canton of Unikankare to celebrate the traditional Midwinter Feast, to be held at Ahtela youth camping centre in Sauvo (street address Ahtelantie 21), near Turku, Finland. The weekend's programme will include heavy tourneys (Nordic 1000), an arts and sciences competition, feast and, naturally, a sauna and general merrymaking. Location:
Canton of Unikankare (Sauvo, Finland)

[ANS] Seawinds Defender XIII

The Shire of Seawinds sends fair greetings to our friends, far and near. May your harvest be bountiful and your hearts be light, for soon the long nights will come. Dark foes, our ancient enemies, are rising against us, intent to do us harm. it is because of this that we are asking you brave warriors of Ansteorra to stand forth and answer the call to arms! We beseech you to join us in defending our beloved Shire. But we warn you, if you be faint of heart or not of sound mind, you may not survive the horrors that await you. Location:
Shire of Seawinds

[MID] Twelfth Night

Welcome to Tree-Girt-Sea's annual Twelfth Night festival. We invite you to celebrate the season as our guests in Sixteenth Century Italy. As we are always looking for enjoyment please come join the Roman Masque. What is more fun than Italians pretending to be Romans?

There are activities for Lords and Ladies as well as for our youth. Youth combatants can test their skill and demonstrate their prowess and chivalry to the populous. Come and watch. Support your children and sponsor those of your friends by bringing favors and heralding their good deeds. Location:
Province of Tree-Girt-Sea (Chicago, Illinois)

[AET] Amethyst Invitational Tourney

As it once was, so it shall be again. Once there were Glorious Tournaments whereupon one and all gathered and took witness of the sword clash upon a noble list. It is in that spirit that we wish to make known of a great Emprise where all fighters and non fighters may pay witness to the great acts of prowess and renown.

It is upon the first day of November in the borders of the Debatable Lands in our Glorious Kingdom of Aethelmearc that the Amethyst Invitational Tourney will have a call to arms to all Knights, Esquires, and gallant men and women of arms throughout the Kingdom to perform chivalrous deeds of prowess and courtesy. Location:
Barony of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

[WES] Mists Bardic

Feasting season is upon us and now is the time that we join in warm company to listen to poem and song as we bear witness to the competition for the next Bard of the Mists.

The site will open on Saturday November 8 at 10 a.m. for set up with competitions beginning at 1 pm.

The competition this time will consist of the same traditional five rounds:

  • First: A period piece. Location:
    Principality of the Mists (Santa Clara, California)

[OUT] Diplomazia dal Ballo

Our event will take place on a lovely Mediterranean island where so many great cultures blend together. Both European and Middle Eastern dances will be taught during the day by teachers such as Beau Tappan, Maureen Newsom, Teri Corbin, Kris Tombley, Lora Smalley, Shannon Driscoll, Allen Smith and many others. A chance to practice your new skills offered in the evening in the form of a ball/halfa. Location:
College of Blaiddwyn (Albuquerque,New Mexico)

[EAL] Florentine Masquerade II

Two great haunted Doges and their allies match wits in 15th-century Florentine style, plotting in contests of Sword, Rapier, and Chess to win the day and be hailed as "The Most Mighty, Cultured, Cunning and, uhh... Frightening City-State."

This is a combined Tournaments and Dance event. There will be heavy, rapier, and chess tournaments as well as dancing all day, and a Masquerade Dance Ball through the evening. Everyone is encouraged to bring masks to add to the ambiance. We planned this event soon after Halloween for a reason! Location:
Shire of Trinovantia Nova (St. Thomas, Ontario)

Gleann Abhann Kingdom A&S photos online

Caillin has posted an album of photos from the recent Kingdom Arts & Sciences event in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann on his SmugMug website.

October 10th

Russian horse tomb stumps archaeologists

The discovery of a 14th century tomb at Staraya Russa holding the remains of 14 horses puzzles archaeologists. The experts feel the site was not used for slaughter or rituals, but have no other explanation for the mass grave.

Artemisia Crown Combatants announced

Baroness Juliana nic Lachlainn, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Artemisia, has announced the list of combatants in the upcoming Crown Tournament.

Society Media Liaison to be elevated to Pelican

Despotissa Heirusalem Crystoma reports that Melisande de Cannonwald has been placed on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

October 9th

[MER] Viking Games

Disappointed that the Beijing Olympics have come and gone? Craving more sporting competitions? Want to ogle more sweating athletes glistening in the sun? ant to play with weapons that double as sporting equipment?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, do we have the event for you!

The Barony of Bryn Madoc proudly presents: Viking Games
October 17-19, 2008

Camp Daniel Morgan Location:
Barony of Bryn Madoc (Rutledge, Georgia)

[AET] Fabric, Fiber, & Fighting VI

The Shire of Nithgaard will host its sixth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 14-16, at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address). Saturday the 15th will be a day of classes and workshops devoted to fabric, string, and their glorious arts. Melee and tournament combat engagements in a medieval style will be organized by Thorvaldr Frithsamr. Head cook Aurora Nicola will be providing an Icelandic feast. The site opens at 2PM on Friday, and closes at noon on Sunday. Location:
Shire of Nithgaard (Lamar, Pennsylvania)

[ATE] Atenveldt Coronation

The King is dead! Long live the King! Join us November 1st & 2nd as we celebrate the end of the Glorious reign of Their Majesties and crown Their Heirs. This joyous event will take place at Sunrise Mountain High School, 21200 North 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ.

We will have the cafeteria and the auditorium. Youth Activities and an artisan's display area are scheduled. The Bard of the Sun has been Location:
Kingdom of Atenveldt (Peoria, Arizona)

[CAI] Queen's Champion Archery in Lyondemere

Calling all archers of the Kingdom of Caid! By the grace of the Barony of the Angels, the Barony of Lyondemere is pleased to bring you Fall Queen's Champion Archery, in honor of Kolfinna II, on Sunday November 23, 2008. This season's tournament in honor of our new Queen will be challenging. Set in a forest-like setting beside Pasadena, the Roving Range has a variety of distances to shoot. We will challenge and delight all archers with lanes that vary from 15 feet to 70 yards. We will only be shooting 4 arrows in each lane, but bring extra arrows. Location:
Barony of Lyondemere (Pasadena, California)