Archive - 2008
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 15:48
Unto the populace of Lochac does Mordenvale extend its invitation to join in on our 2nd Annual Rhythm & Brews Tourney and Feast.
Come along for a Rose Tourney to honour the time old court of love in a spectacular St Valentine's boast of chivalry and prowess.
Settle in for an evening of entertainment from the bawdy to the harmonic - this year the Grogs wish any who may to challenge last year's winners, the Morris Dancers.
Barony of Mordenvale (Kariong. NSW)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 15:29
On Sunday, January 4, the day after 12th Night there will be a WAR Practice!! The war practice will be held at the DOUGLAS COUNTY Fairgrounds, located in Castle Rock, beginning at 9:00AM. And we have the site all day long, or as long as endurance and desire hold for that day.
Castle Rock is between Denver and Colorado Springs and the fairground is conveniently located just 1/2 mile off of I-25. We have an indoor site reserved and, if the weather is nice, we also have use of an outdoor area if we wish.
Barony of Caerthe (Castle Rock, Colorado)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 15:22
Leave behind the cold winter of the Outlands and for one evening come to the sunny climate of Spain to celebrate with the Barony of Caerthe the Twelfth Night tradition.
At the end of the 15th century, Spain sat on the brink of her most wondrous chapter in history, the Siglo de Oro, or Golden Age. The year 1492 was perhaps the most decisive in the history of Spain. King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile had realized their goal of reuniting Spain with their triumphant entry into Granada. Of course, this was also the year that Christopher Columbus, sailing under a Spanish flag, left for the Americas.
Barony of Caerthe (Brighton, Colorado)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 15:11
The Barony of Dreiburgen invites you to join us at our Yule Celebration on
Saturday December 6, 2008
** Donation Raffle - Bring an item to donate for the raffle. In the spirit of the season our raffle proceeds will be donated to the 2 SCA members that were affected by the Montecito Tea Fire. As you should have heard by now, 2 of our own are in the hospital with serious burn injuries and have lost their home. Please be generous. **
Barony of Dreiburgen (Yucca Valley, California)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 13:51
The Barony of Selviergard invites the Knowne World to celebrate the joyous
season of Yule with us. There will be much feasting and fun, including a
gift exchange plus the annual Rock, Paper, Scissors contest to decide the
Lord and Lady of Misrule!
There will be a heavy combat and rapier tournament
to appoint two Holly Lords/Ladies. A&S will be a rock candy and tree
ornament contests. Feast will be potluck, with meats and breads provided.
Barony of Selviergard (Chugiak, Alaska)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 13:43
It has been thirty four years since the ice giant Ymir has been slain by the Masters of the Winds. Their Excellencies, Gaston & Rosalind, Baron & Baroness of Windmasters' Hill have called for a tournament in celebration.
Site & Directions
Please note that this is a new site from last year.
4637 Old Carthage Rd
Carthage, NC 28327
The site is dry, in compliance with Boy Scouts of America policy.
Barony of Windmasters' Hill (Carthage, North Carolina)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 13:19
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos taken by Lady Pyro at the recent Fall 2008 Coronation in the Kingdom of Ansteorra on his Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 12:03
It's not too early to start planning for your favorite Darachshire event, Black Oak Lodge! The 2009 event's theme is The Da Vinci Codex, when we'll be celebrating the 1490 marriage of Isabella of Aragon and Gian Galeazzo Sforza of Milan.
At the wedding, Leonardo himself produced the stage set for Bernardo Bellincioni's La Festa del Paradiso ("Feast of Paradise") performed in the Castello Sforzesco. It was a time of new inventions, scientific discoveries, and artistic masterpieces, and no doubt some Court intrigue...
Shire of Darach (Santa Barbara, California)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 10:26
Sewer construction near Penrith in northern England has uncovered a Roman settlement a mere meter beneath the soil. The project has also unearthed several medieval buildings, including a rare Grubenhauser. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 10:05
The discovery of a simple mosaic floor beneath Temple Mount's Aksa Mosque has led archaeologists to speculate that the Mosque may have superceded a Byzantine church, but other experts disagree.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 09:40
Dissatisfied with the appearance of your hall at your last event? Pay a visit to the website of Sabine du Boubonnais of the Kingdom of Lochac and view one of the most amazing transformations of a common event site ever!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-04 17:15
The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London, formed 700 years ago to "upkeep the standards of glove-making in the City" has gone modern with an online catalogue of its collection.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-04 13:22
Geillis reports that she has uploaded photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of the Outlands to her Flickr website. She has also added an album from the Kingdom's War Practice.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-04 09:40
The Great Bath at the city of Bath, England's famous Roman Baths, is being given a cleaning to remove a buildup of sludge and algae. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-03 17:58
Scholars are still puzzled by 16h century map created by German cartographer Martin Waldseemueller which depicts a vast ocean west of the Americas years before its discovery by Vasco Núñez de Balboa.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-03 11:51
British comedy stars Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders take on medieval life in this sketch set in a medieval French kitchen. The video is posted on YouTube. Cooks beware!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-03 08:05
A 4th century Greek ancestor of Monty Python's famous "Dead Parrot Sketch" has been found in a joke wherein "a man complains that a slave he was sold had died." The joke, translated from the Greek, is from Philogelos The Laugh Addict.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-02 18:46
In her book, Candy: The Sweet History and Chocolate: The Sweet History, Beth Kimmerle considers the increased appetite of sweets in medieval Europe. The article appears on the National Geographic website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-02 15:36
Protographer Muirghein O'Faolain has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-02 11:24
Planning a large feast - or even a large meal? The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service has a free downloadable brochure (PDF format) available.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-02 07:57
The geniuses behind Google Earth have taken on a new project: the mapping of ancient Rome. Now visitors to the website can take a virtual 3D tour of the ancient city including such buildings as the Forum and the Colosseum.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-12-01 21:03
Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity for Estrella War XXV, has announced that the upcoming War will again feature an Artisan's Showcase.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-12-01 15:03
Vrank has posted a short video from the recent Kingdom University in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-12-01 07:46
Fantasy meets reality online as the Pennsic road system can now be tracked on Google Maps!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-30 18:08
Musketeer expert Odile Bordaz believes she has discovered the final resting place of Charles de Batz de Castelmore d’Artagnan, made famous in Alexandre Dumas’s novel The Three Musketeers, who died during the Siege of Maastricht in the Netherlands in 1673.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-30 14:27
The Cistercians in Yorkshire Project, a UK£50 million UK-wide digitalization program, is "designed to enable the learning materials and resources currently contained in galleries, communities, libraries, museums, universities and other centres of excellence, to be directly accessible to homes and communities via the internet."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-30 11:41
Maeve reports that she has posted an album of photos from the recent November Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-11-30 08:16
A metal detector hobbyist has discovered a 14th century silver mount, believed to have been used "as a decorative item on leather clothes," near Barnard Castle, County Durham, England. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-29 18:51
A cache of 1st century gold and silver coins was found recently by a metal detectorist near the city of Maastricht, Netherlands. The mix of Germanic and Celtic coins. The Celtic treasure is believed to have been minted by a tribe called the Eburones.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-11-29 15:22
Sir Rhydderch has created a Yahoo discussion group dealing with his favorite things: medieval and fantasy based games, toys, TV shows, and movies. The forum is called Modern Medieval and Fantasy Madness.