Archive - Feb 2009

February 28th

Estrella XXV "lost and found" list

The Powers-That-Be for Estrella War XXV have posted an extensive list of "lost and found" articles from the War on the Estrella website.

Colchester Roman circus for sale

Townhouses may soon cover the track of the only known Roman circus in Britain. The developer, Taylor Wimpey, has decided to sell the land which includes the historic starting gate and Sergeants' Mess in Colchester, England.

Combatants announced for Atenveldt Crown Tourney

Baronessa Isabeau della Farfalla, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, has announced the list of combatants for the upcoming Crown Tournament in that Kingdom.

February 27th

[MID] Qaina

Qaina, A Middle Eastern Dance and Music Event that includes classes, a show, dinner, and a hafla sponsored by the Barony of Brendoken.

Ealdormere 10th Anniversary Pictures

Joleicia shares her photos from the recent 10th Anniversary celebration in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on her Photobucket website.

[ATL] Sapphire Joust X

Come and journey to Caer Mear for Sapphire Joust X!

[OUT] Crossroads 2009

On May 22-25, the Canton of Hawk’s Hollow bids welcome to summers warm return and beckons all to gather with them at the Crossroads, AKA: Quint Valley Fairground, 568 US Hwy 36, Byers, CO 80103 (45 minutes East of Denver on I-70).

[WES] Fantastic Fairytale Fete VI

The Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, AK) is pleased to announce the sixth Fantastic Fairytale Fete, a celebration of tales from all cultures.

[GLE] Axemoor Investiture

Be It Known throughout the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann That The Barony of Axemoor wishes to invite all, To the investiture of our new Baronage, April 3rd – 5th, 2009.

Royal School of Needlework Day Classes USA 2009

Royal School of Needlework Day Classes USA 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel San Francisco Airport

[ATE] Practicum of the Sword III

Barony of Starkhafn School of Defence is proud to present: Practicum of the Sword III March 28 & 29, 2009 * Las Vegas, Nevada *

[ATE] Aurora's Feast

The time approaches again to celebrate life, be merry and above well! We wish to invite all to the 8th Annual Aurora's Feast!

[AET] Aethelmearc War College

As Aethelmerc sees war on the horizon, the soldiers gather to learn new tactics and tried and true formations that will guarantee a swift victory. This year the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands opens their gates for the armies of Aethelmearc to gather and prepare.

Two elevated at AEthelmearc's Steltonwald 12th Night

THL Matilda Bosvyle de Bela Acqua, Silver Buccle Herald for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, reports that Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen created two new peers at Their recent Court in the Canton of Steltonwald.

[ATE] Mixed Weapons War

Did Estrella War leave you craving more combat? Did you not get to play with any new weapon styles? Join the Barony of SunDragon at Mixed Weapons War.

[ANT] June Faire XXVII

Their Excellencies Cedric and Brighid invite you to join with their populace as we celebrate our 27th annual June Faire for a full weekend of festivities. Experience feats of armored combat, the finesse of rapier, high-flying missiles, equestrian activities, the skillful displays of artisans and the beauty of the bardic arts - as well as some of the finest, handpicked merchants in the known world. This is our annual Demo for the public; please show off your best for the moderns who attend.

[CAI] Robin Hood Archery

Come one, come all! The Barony of the Angels invites you to attend our annual Robin Hood Tournament at the Woodley Park archery range. Come and enjoy a wonderful day of archery, thrown weapons, rapier and bardic competitions for Their Excellencies Baron John ap Griffin and Baroness Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani are in search of champions. All of Caid is encouraged to show in force!

[ATE] Crown Tournament / Warlord

This is a camping event. Please make sure all pets are on their leshes, and your children are supervised. This site is wet, no glass containers. SCA curfew rules will be enforced. Above ground fire pits must be a min. of 12 inches above the ground and have a ground shield.

Unknown Tolkien work to be published in spring 2009

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, an unpublished book by J.R.R. Tolkien, has been scheduled to be released in May 2009.

February 26th

Pictures from It's Only a Flesh Wound II

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva has posted her photos from the recent It's Only a Flesh Wound II event which took place in the Barony of Jararvellir (Kingdom of Northshield)>

Quest for the holy G

Gatorade has taken on an ambitious project: create an online parody of Monty Python and the Holt Grail complete with NBA star Kevin Garnet as King Arthur, a basketball-shooting wizard and a talking goat.

[EAS] Mudthaw

As winter turns to spring, the world awakens once again. Their Excellencies, Alexander and Rhiannon, Baron and Baroness of Settmour Swamp, invite the known world to their annual celebration of the thawing of the mud. Their Excellencies are delighted to host Their Royal Majesties, Darius and Alethea, as they search for their next Champions of Arms and Arts.

[OUT] Sworded Affaire

Baron Gregor von Munchhausen and Baroness Monika the Fair of al-Barran wish to invite everyone to a Sworded Affair for a glorious day of dashing dares and deadly duels. Come show off your skill and chivary with your rapier and wit thus defending the honor of the mighty stag and scorpion.

SCA members make an impression on Bangalore reporter

Arun Bhatia of Bangalore "saw something weird" on a visit to Virginia. What he encountered was an activity by the local SCA group complete with armored combat. Bhatia's story appears in the Deccan Herald.

February 25th

"Macclesfield Alphabet Book" images on CR Blog

On the CR (Creative Review) Blog, Patrick has posted an illustrated discussion of the British Library's Macclesfield Alphabet Book, a pattern book "filled with designs for different styles of script, letters, initials and decorative borders."

Multiple SCA photo galleries displayed online

Lord Nevik Demonovich, from the Barony of Fenix in the Midrealm, has uploaded a series of photo galleries from various SCA events to his website.

February 24th

Stefan's Florilegium newsfeed now available on

Now that Stefan's Florilegium has a syndicated RSS news feed, we have added it to the available choices on Registered users on can optionally add this as a block on their customized home page.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for February 2009

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2009.

"Land of the Tusk" members grab notice of Arizona reporter

Members of the Barony of Tir Ysgithr, "Land of the Tusk," the Tucson, Arizona chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism, recently captured the notice of Arizona Daily Star reporter Gerald M. Gay, who visited the group in a local park as members prepared for the Estrella War.

February 23rd

To Canterbury they wende...

Just when we thought the SCA was irrelevant to the modern world, a trio of rappers brings us the Canterbury Tales Rap. Watch it on YouTube.