Archive - May 2009
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-05-19 14:38
Once you have registered your arms in the SCA, what should you do with them? Herald Coblaith Muimnech took this concept as a challenge and researched "50 ways to use your arms." He hopes to inspire others to use their heraldry more freely.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-05-19 10:45
An archaeological team working near Salqin, Syria have discovered a large painting dating to the Byzantine era. The work depicts a large peacock (a symbol of the early church), two pomegranates, a small bird and olive trees. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-05-19 08:00
Planning on sleeping in style this camping season? The Greydragon Furniture website offers illustrations of period beds as well as plans to build a rope bed.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-05-18 19:05
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain recreated a custom dating to the 13th century recently by handing out "Maundy Money," a tradition of doling out coins to pensioners. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-05-18 14:57
In the last exhibit of a series on emperors, the British Museum will present Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler which reveals elements of the mysterious life of the last emperor of the Aztecs. The exhibition will run 24 September 2009 to 24 January 2010. (photos)
Submitted by Nikulai on Mon, 2009-05-18 14:29
Courtesy, Honor, Grace and Inspiration...
Tthe seeds of these ideals are planted and maintained by the fairest flowers of the Known World...
Those women who have worn the Crown...
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-05-18 10:10
The Outlander, a film released in January 2009, follows the wreck of an alien space craft in 8th century Norway, releasing a futuristic soldier and a bloodthirsty monster into the Viking world. The trailer is available on YouTube. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-05-18 07:30
A recent multi-part NPR series retraces the steps of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales pilgrims in modern England from London to Canterbury. The site includes an interactive map of the journey.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-17 19:53
Single illuminated pages from medieval manuscripts often end up as single exhibits in museums, or worse, stuck in a drawer, unviewed and unappreciated, but a new exhibit Heaven on Earth: Manuscript Illuminations From the National Gallery of Art showcases these single pieces as the gems they are. Paul Richard of The Washington Post has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-17 16:44
Residents of Nashville, Tennessee have the rare opportunity to view "some of the finest medieval art in the United States" when the Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Medieval Treasures from the Cleveland Museum of Art now through June 7, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-17 13:27
A 12-year-old boy fights off Vikings to help complete the Book of Kells in a new animated adventure from Cartoon Saloon. The film was scheduled for release late winter 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-05-17 09:18
The bomb squad was recently called to a pub in Shoreditch, east London when workers from the water company discovered a suspicious object. Such an evacuation is not an unusual occurrence in today's terrorist-conscious world, but these workers must not have been fans of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 19:09
At Their April 18, 2009 Coronation in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, Their Majesties Maynard and Liadain placed THLady Matilda Bosvyle de Bela Acqua on vigil to contemplate elevation to the order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 18:25
The shire of Castelleone Nuovo (Helena, MT) will be hosting a regional fighter's practice at Memorial Park on Sunday, May 24, 2009. In preparation for Uprising, we will be focusing on melees, but there'll be plenty of time for one-on-one work too.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 18:15
The Northern Army and their numerous allies have stopped the southern invasion of Ered Sul… but at what cost? For Barons and Knights and noble warriors and artisans must return home to tend to their estates, while mercenaries and storm-crows can remain behind, plotting.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 17:48
Come one, come all to Dragonsspine Champions. A day full of events for the martially inclined. This is the yearly contest of the best fighters of the Barony (and any visitors who think they are up to the challenge) for the position of Warlord (Heavy), Defender (Light), and Captain (Archery).
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 17:07
This year we aim to bring much fun and enjoyment to Dragonsspine with Baron’s War: The Naughty Pirate. There will be fighting, there will be contests, there will be merry making a plenty. There will be so much that you have to see it to believe it! So come to Dragonsspine to find out what all the fuss is about. You’ll be sad you missed it if you do.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 16:31
A call resounds through the forests and hills of our beloved homeland unto the bravest and boldest warriors of the north! The time has arrived once again to select a new Captain of Winter's Gate. Many mighty warriors will fall in the quest to select the most worthy, but it is a sacrifice we are willing to accept, and will honor the fallen with much pomp and circumstance.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 16:23
Summer is approaching. How do you intend to welcome it in? Why not come to Camp Taloha in Pine Bluff, AR June 5-7 for the Gleann Abhann Live Weapons Championship!
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 16:15
Unto the Good Populace of Meridies, On the date of Saturday, June 13th, 2009, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Red Sword Company and Griffin Company, in conjunction with members of the Shire of Owl’s Nest will host this summer’s Regional Fighter Practice and Demo!!!
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 16:10
The time has come to once again journey to the unpredictable mountains of Quincy; expect the unexpected in terms of weather as Their Highnesses host the tournament to dertermine their successors on Sunday morning.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 15:43
The Shires of Heraldshill and Silfren Mere are co-sponsoring Ages of War: The Rus vs. The World 27-30 August 2009 at the Floyd County Fairgrounds
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 15:33
The Shire of Lionsdale invites one and all to witness the making of our new Champions in Armoured Combat, Target Archery, and Combat Archery!
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 15:05
In the 13th century, Kublai Khan, grandson of the great Genghis Khan, moved the ruling city of China to Beijing, but prior to the time, the Mongolian capital, Khara Khorum, was an international city of great renown. Now archaeologists believe they know the whereabouts of the Palace of the Great Khan.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 15:02
Greetings Ansteorra! The Shire of Adlersruhe wishes to invite you to these seasons Passa de Arms Tournament. Come and compete for a Title in one of 5 great events. We will have a double elimination hold the field Chivalric and Rapier tournament. There will be a challenging Archery Hunt. Also, an A&S and Bardic competition you won't want to miss. Finally, we will hold a novice tournament on Sunday for people with less than 1 year of training.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 14:50
You are invited to Summer Hunt V July 24-6, 2009. Our championship is in honor of Baron Julian. The winner carries a token for the year that was created by Baroness Arianne and features on of Julian's winning medals from Archery.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 13:06
The Drums of War are Pounding! The armies are massing, the defences are set! The storehouses are filled and the populace is braced for a long siege. Will the brave defenders be able to fend off the attacking horde? Will the attacking army breach the defences and conquer the territory?
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 10:51
Atlanta administrative assistant Ariel Stewart's clothing decisions are "a little eccentric" according to her mother and roommate who recently turned her in to TLC’s What Not to Wear makeover program. Ariel. AKA “Ruby Two-lypps" is one of the Georgia Renaissance Festival’s Kissing Wenches.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 07:39
Sir Angus O'Niall, Founder of the Academy of Knightly Arts, reports that French National television recently covered a documentary in which he participated involving "a bunch of steel fighters" who fought tournaments in castles in southern France.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-05-15 21:42
Pre-registration for Pennsic War XXXVIII will be ending soon. Mail-in registration was due by May 15, 2009, while online registration ends June 15, 2009. Don't miss out on your opportunity to participate in the SCA's largest gathering.