Archive - Oct 2009

October 26th

Leohtulf of the Silver Hills new Lord of the Mists

On the West Kingdom list, it was reported that Leohtulf of the Silver Hills defeated Loy Schiemann der Klein in the finals of the recent Coronet Tournament in the Principality of the Mists. Leohtulf was inspired by Gillian Trenowyth. (video)

Thomas and Elisenda new Heirs to Meridies

Hrólfr has posted a report from Gwen on Legio Draconis that Sir Thomas Blackmoore defeated Sir Mordan Peresenchenev in the final round of the October 10, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Meridies. Thomas was inspired byu Elisenda.

Atlantia Crown Combatants named

Their Royal Majesties Vladimir and Kalisa of the Kingdom of Atlantia have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for the upcoming Crown Tournament.

October 25th

Caer Anterth Mawr 30th Anniversary celebration photos online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, shares photos from the recent 30th Anniversary celebration in the Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr on the Northshield Gallery website.

[ATE] Twin Moons Tavern Tournament

Their Excellencies, Morgan and Elizabeth, Baron and Baroness of Twin Moons extend hospitality to all in their Viking Tavern this December 5th.

Blade Society offers combat training at the University of Southern Maine

Sullivan Gym is a place for students of the University of Southern Maine to lift weights, play basketball, or sometimes practice medieval warfare through a program offered by the Blade Society, a student-run organization affiliated with the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Joel Neill of the Free Press has the story. (photos)

[WES] Mists Investiture

Alfar, by right of arms Prince of the Mists and Leticia, by her grace and beauty, Princess of the Mists, invite you to join them for the Investiture of Their Heirs, Leohtulf and Gillian.

[WES] Cynagua Fall Coronet

Their Highnesses Eric and Annora welcome all to a celebration of Cynagua’s 30th year Anniversary

Mobile Renaissance Faire

The Mobile Renaissance Faire! Held each year in Mobile for the past 8 years! The 8th Annual Mobile Renaissance Faire will be held on Saturday and Sunday, November 14-15, 2009, at Hank Aaron Baseball Stadium located at 755 Bolling Brothers Blvd., Mobile, Alabama, 36606. Faire will be held from 10 am to 5 pm each day.

[LOC] Canterbury Faire

Imagine the scene: 250 gentles garbed in soft wools and linens. Banners and pennons fly gently in the breeze that stirs the firs. Nearby is a coffee house, where stories of past renown and future conquest are spun, while spindles twirl a more tangible yarn.

[ANT] Winter Feast

The Harvest is in, the raiders have fled - it is time for feasting! False Isle cordially invites you to our annual Winter Feast: November 28, 2009 5 PM

[ATL] Crown Tournament

Atlantia has a new Tsar and Tsaritsa, but our future is in doubt. They must have Heirs. His Majesty has declared that His Barony by the sea, Marinus, shall host His inaugural Crown Tournament. Come one and all to witness the contest for the greatest prize in the Known World, The Atlantian Crowns.

[GLE] Havoc

HAVOC featuring this year's Gleann Abhann Heraldic & Scribal Symposium October 30 - November 1, 2009

[WES] Barony of Selviergard's Yule

The Barony of Selviergard invites you celebrate the joyous season of Yule in the Baron's favorite hunting lodge! Bring your devices and banners to display them proudly. There will be plenty of contests and activities, including the 7th annual Rock, Paper, Scissors contest to decide the Lord and Lady of Misrule! The prize is a haute couture hat designed by Heleyne and the winners gets sit at High Table for Feast!

Freer Gallery of Art acquires 13th century Japanese tea jar

The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art has acquired a rare 13th-14th century tea jar "widely revered as an icon of Japanese tea culture." The jar, originally made in China, has been used to store tea for over five centuries. (photo)

[DRA] November Nights

The Shire of Polderslot is proud to announce its 20th anniversary. What better way to spend the chilly autumn evenings on such a joyous occasion then with reminiscing old times and filling the evening with stories of days gone by? Therefore we would like to invite you all to come and join us for these November Nights. Our cooks will prepare a glorious feast, inspired by the traditional Polderslot recipes of times of yore.

Photos of Midrealm's Vikings Come Home event online

Cathryn of Chester has created an album of photos from the Vikings Come Home event which took place September 9, 2009 in the Barony of Donnershafen (Kalaseum, Kalkaska, MI). The album is posted on Flickr.

October 24th

Mona Lisa: After hours....

It's quiet in the Louvre at night... too quiet. What does Mona Lisa -- she of the enigmatic smile -- do to pass the time? Piffie the Puffin has the answer.

G.I. Joe goes regimental

Have you ever wanted to learn to wrap a great kilt? Or... do you have a G.I. Joe action figure in need of Scottish garb? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, you'll want to visit the Fabrics of Time and Space website for a tutorial.

Empire of Medieval Pursuits offers discussion opportunities on medieval topics

The website and discussion forum, Empire of Medieval Pursuits, offers opportunities for those interested in the Middle Ages to share their interests in the "realities, myths, and legends of the Ancient to Medieval world."

Malcolm and Tessa to return to AEthelmearc Thrones

Alaxandair reports that Duke Malcolm MacEoghainn defeated Sir Magnus Tindal in the finals of the October 17, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. (photos)

October 23rd

[GLE] Samhain 2009

Late in the fall of the year the final battle for control of the Barony of Grey Niche will be fought.The armies of the Cross will meet the armies of the Crescent on the field of battle on during the last weekend of the 10th month of the year.

Minnesota professor to receive grant for medieval globalization research

University of Minnesota professor Susan Noakes has received a US$70,000 grant for two years for a project entitled “Globalization of the Middle Ages.” The research will be funded by the university's Imagine Fund.

Photos from AEthelmearc's Siege of Harlech Castle online

Byron and Ariella have created several albums of photos taken at the Siege of Harlech Castle, held in spring of 2009 in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Hear Shakespeare's music online

The cast album for the recent production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, starring Audra McDonald and Anne Hathaway, is available to hear online.

Scholars hope to give John Dee a make-over

For centuries, John Dee, royal wizard to Queen Elizabeth I, has gotten a bad rap. Now a group of scholars wants to restore his image by showcasing his accomplishments. The group met in September, 2009 in Cambridge for a two-day conference.

October 22nd

Decapitated skeletons may have been Viking raiders

New studies of the recent discovery of 51 decapitated skeletons found in an old quarry at Ridgeway Hill, near Weymouth, England, may show that the young men were captured Viking raiders who were executed and buried in a mass grave.

Combat (and more) in Peace Park

SCA members from the Kingdom of Calontir spent the afternoon of October 17 at Peace Park, on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri. Dan Brenner of the Columbia Missourian was on hand to chronicle their armoured fighting and the more peaceful scribal crafts.

Tournament of the Phoenix to draw international jousters

For the third straight year, jousters from around the world will gather for the Tournament of the Phoenix, a weekend-long event to be held October 23-25, 2009 in Poway California. The event is being held in conjunction with the Festival of History, a living history event featuring re-enactors from Roman times to the Renaissance.

7th Century Anglo-Saxon Jewelry Remain in Northumberland

An Anglo-Saxon Royal treasure will remain in the North East part of England after a cash donation allowed its purchase.