Archive - 2008

November 13th

Mythbusters build a Hwacha

As part of its October 22, 2008 episode, the Mythbusters took on the challenge of proving the veracity of the medieval Korean hwacha, a weapon able to fire dozens of exploding arrows at a time. The results are chronicled on YouTube.

Syr Loric Silvestris winner of Gleann Abhann Crown Tourney

Magdalena reports that Syr Loric Silvestris, fighting for Mistress Diana of the Isles, was the winner of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Announcing the 7th Annual 12th Knight Auction!!

Sir Daniel has announced the recipient of the annual Knight Auction in the Kingdom of An Tir.

November 12th

Logan and Esa new Heirs to Atlantia Throne

Cathal reports that Duke Logan Ebonwoulfe defeated Sir Vladimir in the finals of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

[EAL] Wassail

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The Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog presents Wassail! Come decorate our hall for the season and enjoy festive customs and traditions from different SCA time periods and cultures.

Saturday, November 29, 2008
9am to 10 pm
Tavistock Memorial Hall
3 Adam St.
Tavistock, ON
N0B 2R0

Site Fee: $8 | Children 5 and under: Free | Children 6 to 12: $4
Non-member surcharge (where applicable): $3 | Kingdom Tax: $1 Location:
Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog (Tavistock, Ontario)

[OUT] Caer Galen Toys for Tots

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The time draws nigh for people of the Outlands to once again come forward and show the world how things should be. How the concepts of Chivalry, Courtesy, and Honor didn't die in the Middle Ages, but live on today in those of us who think those things still matter. Time once again for us to help those less fortunate find hope in these troubling times.

Caer Galen Toys for Tots
November 15, 2008 Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Longmont, Colorado)

[DRA] Viceroy Tournament XII

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The Shire of Glen Rathlin is proud to announce Viceroy Tournament XII to be held on the 20th to 22nd February 2009 at Ardnavally Scout Centre, Belfast, Northern Ireland. As well as the Viceroy Tournament itself we will also be having archery, fencing and throwing weapons.

Dates: 20th to 22nd February 2009

Site: Ardnavally Scout Centre, 109 Old Milltown Road, Belfast. BT8 4SP Site has showers, toilets, car parking and camping space as well halls Location:
Shire of Glen Rathlin (Belfast, Northern Ireland)

[ANT] Seagirt Yule

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As the chill of winter creeps upon us, it is time to seek warmth. Seagirt Yule will warm your toes and hearts with food, entertainment, dance, games and much more! Their Excellencies of the glorious Barony of Seagirt, Ming and Elina, extend their welcome to travellers from afar, and those already familiar to Seagirts warmth.

The gathering shall be on December 6th from 4pm and not extending past midnight. Luxton Hall will be the place located at: Location:
Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, British Columbia)

[WES] Three Rivers Yule Revel

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Not going to Boar Hunt this year? Missing those old time Yule Revels? Let's make 'em come alive again! On December 13th come bring your banner to display and join us in that spirit to make merry at the first Three Rivers Yule Revel, hosted by the Shire of Betony Wood.

We plan to have games, a contest or two and even some good old country dancing organized by Master Own ap Morgan! During the early part of the day before dinner, Master Owen will also be teaching a class on Italia dances; and (weather permitting) a Silver Arrow target archery tournament is planned, with a prize for the victor hand made and donated by Lady Zara bint Talib. Location:
Shire of Betony Wood (Fair Oaks, California)

[WES] Mists Investiture

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Sigifrith, by right of arms Prince of the Mists and Kamiilah, by her grace and beauty, Princess of the Mists, invite you to join them for the Investiture of their Heirs, Roric Skogan and Syele von der Rosen, the new Lord and Lady of the Mists. There will be a feast in celebration in the evening, cooked by Mistress Catherine of Wessex.

Site Information: Site fee is $10 for members, $13 for non members, Location:
Principality of the Mists (Cupertino, California)

[WES] Beaconsgate Boar Hunt

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Come and join the Province of the Mists for our annual holiday celebration.

The holidays are coming, and so is the Annual Beaconsgate Boar Hunt. We will be at our traditional site, Camp Herms. In addition to the Hunt during the day, we will have many activities within the hall (dancing, singing, music, games) for non-fighters and tired fighters. Please plan to bring something for your lunch if you are coming on site early. Location:
Province of the Mists (El Cerrito, California)

[MER] Magna Faire

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Magna Faire: Feast of St. Nicholas And the Baronial Investiture of Lord Killian and Lady Katherine December 5 - 7, 2008

Camp Woodmen of the World
414 WOW Road
Blountsville, AL 35031

Travel down the Danube with us as we search for St. Nicholas, patron saint of travelers, sailors, brewers, and children!! Enjoy a hardy feast from the Danube River regions prepared by Sensei Kojin (limited to 100 guests). Location:
Barony of Iron Mountain (Blountsville, Alabama)

[GLE] XXX Christmas Revel

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Axemoor's Thirtieth Year Christmas revel is December 12-14 at the Henry S Jacobs Campsite in Utica MS. This is the final event that will be held at the Utica site, as well as Their Excellencies Ifor and Morganna's last Christmas revel as Baron and Baroness of Axemoor.

This is an event for remembering the past and celebrating the future.

We will be hosting Gleann Abhann's First Tournament of Champions Location:
Barony of Axemoor (Utica, Mississippi)

Theodric and Engelyn new Heirs to Lochac

Baron Ysambart de Cortain reports that Theodric was the victor of the November 8, 2008 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac. Theodric was inspired by Engelyn.

Archery gear stolen in West Kingdom

Iosef Braun reports that archery gear owned by William of Teufelberg was stolen from his vehicle in Concord, California October 26, 2008. He asks that the SCA community be on the lookout for the equipment.

SCA Enhances Online Membership System

Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA, Inc., has announced that the SCA's online membership system will soon allow members to sign their waiver forms electronically.

November 11th

Archaeologists puzzle over layers of history in Hungary

A 3,500-year-old gravesite, a Roman military camp, and a medieval road are just three of the possibilities archaeologists are exploring at a dig near Rábapatona, Hungary.

Former Ice Dragon event site moving to Georgia

Dagonell reports that St. Gerard's Church in Buffalo, New York, former site of AEthelmearc's popular Return of the Ice Dragon event, will be moved to Norcross, Georgia (USA).

Underwear past and present: the legacy of Janet Arnold

The BBC's online magazine marks the posthumous release of Janet Arnold's fourth volume of Patterns of Fashion with an article on underwear trends.

November 10th

Druid grave discovered near Colchester, England

The grave of a 1st century Druid, possibly the first such discovery in England, has been found in Stanway, near Colchester in eastern England. The body in the grave was one of a number of important people buried near the time of the Roman invasion.

[DRA] ID Protectors & University

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With the growing population of the Crown Principality it has come to the attention of the Viceroy and Vicereine that Protectors are needed in four arts. With Their blessing the Shire of Flintheath is hosting 2009s ID Protectors and the 1st ID UNIVERSITY!!!!

Come enjoy and take part in this historical event! Whether your art is in woodworking, period cloth making, brewing or in the arts marshal; this University will have something for you. Show off your skills in the competitions to become the next ID champions if it be the archery, rapier, arts and science champion, or heavy Protector of ID. Is IDs next champion you? The Protectors of these orders must be willing to uphold and fulfill the responsibilities of their titles. Location:
Shire of Flintheath (Suffolk, England)

[DRA] Feohte of Broders

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The wind from the east has brought ships from our brother Principality in the north and with them comes war to Insuale Draconis. Nordmark now tries to invade ID; the Viceroy will not allow this to go unanswered. The Viceroy calls all warriors to make ready and rally to defend ID!

Come and enjoy the 1st official war in ID between the two Principalities. This war promises to be fun for all, with war points being given for heavy fighting, A&S competitions and light fighting. Support your Principality and then participate in the bardic circle and enjoy the merry making to complete a great war! Location:
Insuale Draconis (Norwich, England)

[ATL] Holiday Faire 2008

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The Holiday Season approaches, and as we all prepare for the long winter months we need to lay in supplies for the festivities to come. We need to SHOP!!!

Come and join the Barony of Stierbach and all the wonderful merchants to get your 12th Night shopping done! The finest merchants in Atlantia, and a few from far places, will gather to display their wares for your shopping pleasure!

Tired of shopping? Want something to do while your Lord or Lady is shopping? Then come out and enjoy a host of other activities. We will have Archery (this is Stierbach), both Heavy and Rapier fighting, and thrown weapons for you to test your martial mettle. There will be an A&S competition, a Silent Auction to benefit the barony, and a fundraiser luncheon. In addition, we will have an Equestrian ground crew class. Location:
Barony of Stierbach (Manassas, Virginia)

[DRA] RENT-A-DON

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Please note that the date has been set for the return of our Fencing Event, RENT-A-DON. This year, we have scheduled the event over the May 1-4, 2009 Bank Holiday weekend.

The site will open to the Populace at 6 pm on Friday, May 1st and will close at 12 pm on Monday, May 4th. Saturday will find the opportunity to learn technique and style from 3 different Dons with Sunday being available for other classes from the Populace on Rapier Related issues. This year we are honored to have with us Sir Master LOGOS, Baron AElfred of Chester, and Baron Terrance of Tyndale. Although a full description of the techniques that they will be offering is still forthcoming, rumor has it that we will see the styles of Swetnam, Fabris, and Giganti respectively from these Warders of the Middle Kingdom. Each student will have the opportunity to see a broad overview of each style and then return for the afternoon to the style of their choice to learn some of the more advanced techniques. Location:
Shire of Mynydd Gwynn

[WES] Three Rivers Yule

description:
Not going to Boar Hunt this year? Missing those old time Yule Revels? Let's make 'em come alive again! On December 13th come bring your banner to display and join us in that spirit to make merry at the first Three Rivers Yule Revel, hosted by the Shire of Betony Wood.

We plan to have games, a contest or two and even some good old country dancing! We are also actively looking for entertainers! If you juggle, sing, tell stories or even perform Location:
Shire of Betony Wood (Fair Oaks, California)

Photos of Great Western War and West Kingdom's October Crown Tourney online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted photos from two major events which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West: Great Western War and October 2008 Crown Tournament on his SmugMug website.

[ATE] Pillage Plunder Pluck & Poke

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Post Southern and Pre Thanksgiving we are Pleased to Present to the Populace that Periodic Proliferation of Ps, Pillage Plunder Pluck and Poke. Perchance you will Pilgrimage to Pursue the Plethora of Prizes Produced for this event. Possibly you will even Prolong your stay to Partake of the Plentiful Pot luck feast. Prestige awaits those who Practice their skills. It if Pleases you, Peruse the rest of the Post for details. Location:
Shire of Granholme (Phoenix, Arizona)

[LOC] Feast of the Butterflies

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All are cordially invited by Tosti Bell to The Feast of the Butterflies and Field of Gold Tourney.

This event has been sanctioned by Mistress Kiriel herself.

When:
Friday evening 21st Nov, for the Feast of the Caterpillars
22nd for Feast of the Butterflies and 23rd November.
A Tourney on a Golden Field will also be held.

Where:
Crossroads Medieval Village Co-op site Location:
Shire of Torlyon (Yass, New South Wales)

[OUT] Fontaine Toy Box

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This is a free event benefiting the Blue Star Mothers in San Juan County, but a suggested donation of $5 for adult, $2 for kids 12 and under, and children 5 and under are free. Donation of items from the Mother’s List instead of cash is also very welcome.

November 22, 2008
Minimum Park,
100 N. Main St., Aztec, Nm
9:00am-5:00pm

Autocrat: Lady Anna Katherine von Teltge Location:
Barony of Fontaine dans Sable (Aztec, New Mexico)

[EAS] Northern Shores A&S Competition

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The Barony of Ruantallan presents Northern Shores A&S Competition November 29th, 2008

Location:
St. Luke's United Church
Upper Tantallon
Nova Scotia, Canada

Deadline for Onboard Reservations:
November 19th, 2008
Please note that if you do not cancel on or before the cancellation deadline, you must still pay for the event. This is because the money for the hall, and food is spent under the assumption that you will be there. Location:
Barony of Ruantallan (Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia)