Archive - 2008

December 11th

Gabrielle d'Auvergne elevated to Laurel in AEthelmearc

At Their Court November 15, 2008 at Have Fun Storming the Castle in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen elevated THLady Gabrielle d'Auvergne to the Order of the Laurel.

2nd century bronze chariot found in Bulgaria

A bronze-plated, elaborately-decorated chariot dating to the 2nd century was found recently at an ancient Thracian tomb in southeastern Bulgaria. Experts believe the vehicle was buried as part of the belongings of a wealthy Thracian aristocrat.

A Message from the Dragon and Tyger Heirs about Pennsic

Their Highnesses Andreas and EikBrandr of the East and Middle Kingdoms have issued an announcement pertaining to Pennsic War 38 which will take place July 24 – August 9, 2009.

December 10th

Reward offered for the return of stolen Scottish coins

A UK£50,000 reward is being offered for the return of a collection of rare Scottish coins, some dating to the 12th century, stolen in June 2007 from the home of Lord and Lady Stewartby at Broughton, Scotland. (photo)

[DRA] Academia della Danza

The right noble lord Baron of the Ancient lands of Knights Crossing has declared that his subjects, noble in their demeanour, should learn the ancient art of dance, that they may better grace his court with knowledge of this gentler art. To this effect, he has hired sundry dance masters from lands far and wide to come and provide instruction.

Remains of Copernicus found in Warsaw

Scientists believe they have found the skeleton of the 16th century Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. The identification was made using DNA from hair retrieved from the astronomer's books. (photo)

[MER] 12th Night in the Country

The Shire of Arenal Presents "12th Night in the Country" on January 10, 2009 at the American Legion Post 340, located at 8890 Ashland Ave, Pensacola, FL, 3234, just south of Hwy 90.

6th century Sleeping Buddha escaped "wrath of the Taliban"

A 1500-year-old "Sleeping Buddha" statue has been found buried in Afghanistan near the site of the tragic destruction of two other statues seven years ago by Taliban extremists. The latest 62-foot long Buddha was found by a French-Afghan team.

[MID] 2009 Twelfth Night Masque

The Canton of Hawkes Keye & The Marche of Norborough Are happy to announce The 2009 Twelfth Night Masque & Baronial Artisans Championship 10 January 2009 10:30 - 22:00 at the Christ's Disciple Church in lovely Fairfield Ohio.

[AET] Ice Dragon 2009

As the end of October nears , we can feel the Ice Dragon's breath upon the lands of our beloved AEthelmearc. With each rush of it mighty wings we can feel the great winds. Soon our lands will be covered with the ice and snow that The Ice Dragon brings with it. Aye, winter can be beautiful, but the hope of Spring is always on the edge of our thoughts. After a winter of indoor events, fighting and fencing indoors, and all that comes with those long winter months we will all be looking forword to Spring and the passing of the Ice Dragon from our lands.

Putting a face to the name: Lucrezia Borgia

A claim has been made that the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia) has the only known formal portrait of Lucrezia Borgia in existence.

December 9th

[ANT] Briaroak Birl

Greetings unto the knowne world. The Shire of Briaroak invites one and all to Briaroak Birl.

Come and share the revelry with food, fighting and classes. Our Head Cook will be preparing a Germanic Feast. A Side board will be provided throughout the day.

SCAdian mother seeks missing daughter [updated]

Tracey Duncan of the Barony of Windmasters' Hill in Atlantia, asks help from the SCA community to locate her 17-year-old daughter Tiffany Marie Duncan, who left home in Raleigh, NC, on Saturday, December 6, 2008. Fracey has posted a website with a photo of Tiffany. We are now advised Tiffany has been located.

Hadrian's Wall section to get a facelift

A major reconstruction project for a section of Hadrian's Wall has begun at Great Chesters, near Haltwhistle, Northumberland. The project will spend UK£200,000 to repair an 800m section of the wall.

A&S projects at St Eligius

Broom has published an album of photos from the recent St. Eligius A&S event held in the Barony Dragonship Haven (King of AEthelemarc). Featured are the wonderful A&S projects showcased during the event.

December 8th

"Remarkable" Roman settlement found in Cumbria

Workers laying a sewer pipeline near Penrith, England have discovered the remains of a "remarkable" Roman settlement complete with cobbled streets and timber houses. The village may have been part of the local fort and used for housing soldiers' families.

Bordermarch's Autum Melees photos online

Lady Brenna MacDonald has uploaded an album of photos from the recent Autumn Melees in Ansteorra's Bordermarch (BAM).

Website provides history and patterns for horse barding

Ceara ní Néill has found online documentation covering the history of barding for horses during the Middle Ages. The document, in PDF format, also offers patterns.

12th century Georgian monastery found on Cyprus

Twelve graves dating from between the 14th and 16th centuries are shedding new light on a Georgian monastery, established in the 12th century in the island of Cyprus.

December 7th

Coverup masks reason for demise of the Mary Rose

A new study presents the theory that Henry VIII's flagship the Mary Rose was sunk by a French cannonball, a fact that was covered up to save the image of the English Navy.

Pictures from Dun Carraig's Birthday 2008

Cassair reports that she has created an album of photos from War of the Roses, the recent Birthday event in Dun Carraig. The event took place in the kingdom of Atlantia.

Feast of the Unicorn photos online

Adam Ingram reports that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Feast of the Unicorn event in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

December 6th software upgrade and server migration has upgraded to a new version of the Drupal content management system and migrated to a later-generation server. As a consequence, some features of the site have changed slightly.

Queen's Champion photos online

Keradwc an Cai has posted an album of photos from the recent Queen's Champion event in the Kingdom of Caid.

The Myth vs. The Man: Michaelangelo

A new exhibit at Manhattan's Palitz Gallery, sponsored by Syracuse University, showcases works by the Renaissance Master Michaelangelo Buonarotti.

SCAdian consultant for Military Channel's "Warriors"

Rose Marian reports that Master Edward of Effingham (OL for period Japanese research) was a consultant on Warriors, a BBC program involving Japanese history. The six-part docudrama airs Sundays at 10:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern time).

December 5th

[GLE] Sable Banner Winter War Practice

The Barony of Seleone Celebrating 30 years As a group on the Sparkling Southern Shores Hosting the SABLE BANNER WINTER WAR PRACTICE

February 6,7,8 2009

Are you ready? War is on the horizon and the Kingdom is preparing to defend against all who wish her harm. Join all factions of the army and support the effort, at Camp Wilkes in Biloxi. All are invited to witness our troops prepare for battle under the instruction of our Location:
Barony of Seleone (Biloxi, Mississippi)

[GLE] Newbie Collegium

Shire Lagerdamm invites you to Newbie Collegium Imbolc January 10, 2009 Come and celebrate with us

Peace Lutheran Church
Corner Donaghey Ave and Dave Ward Dr
Conway Arkansas

As our ewes prepare for birth and soft rains replace the snows, the Shire of Lagerdamm invites you to join them for a celebration of the coming of spring. Imbolc is one of the four principal festivals of the Irish calendar, celebrated among Gaelic peoples and some other Celtic culture. The holiday is a festival of the hearth and home, and a celebration of the lengthening days and the early signs of spring. While it is still winter, changes are already taking place and spring will be here soon. It is an awakening of the earth and all of its creatures. Imbolc is a festival of lights. Candles are lit at dusk on Imbolc eve and placed in every window of the house. This is symbolic of lighting the way in to the future and the coming season of spring and renewal. Location:
Shire Lagerdamm (Conway Arkansas)

[GLE] Gleann Abhann Fighters Collegium

Shire Lagerdamm is honored to host: Gleann Abhann Fighters Collegium February 28, 2009

Camp Formosa - 11186 Highway 336W - Cinton, AR 72031

Autocrats - THL Karis & Arianna
Feastocrat - L. Sara de la Petra

Adult with Feast $15.00 (without feast $12.00)
Child with Feast $8.00 (without feast $5.00)- child is considered under 12 years old
non-members add $3.00 Location:
Shire Lagerdamm (Cinton, Arkansas)

[NOR] Border Downs Yuletide Revel

The people of Border Downs would like to invite you to come and celebrate with us this coming Saturday, December 6th for our annual Yuletide shindig.

We've got some really neat stuff planned, including:

  • A wicked awesome feast done by Lord Ajax Theron Marius. The theme is Feast of the Ages: Bound by Cheese. There will also be a day-board.
  • A Walking A&S competition! Walking A&S is a great way to show off the Location:
    Border Downs (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)