Archive - May 2009

May 15th

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[CAL] Cattle Raids XIV

The Barony of Mag Mor presents: Cattle Raids XIV: A Day in the Black Forest (A Landsknecht's Dream) August 21-23, 2009

Photos from Midrealm Spring Coronation

The coronation of Eikbrandr and Runa as King and Queen of the Middle Kingdom took place May 2, 2009, at the beautiful cathedral of Central Catholic High School in the Barony of Cleftlands. A teacher from the school, and's Justinos Tekton, both have published photo albums from the event.

Digital Maciejowski Bible online

The Medieval Tymes website is hosting a digitized copy of the Maciejowski Bible, a 13th century manuscript commissioned by King Louis IX (Saint Louis) of France and executed by unknown scribes.

New Heirs in Lochac

On May 2nd in the Shire of Darton (Wellington, New Zealand), Sir Gabriel de Beaumont bested 13 other combatants to make himself and his lady, Mistress Constanzia Moralez y de Zamora, the Royal Heirs of Lochac.

May 14th

Siegfried and Elizabeth new Heirs to the Throne of Northshield

Baroness Kateryn of Cornwall, from Caer Anterth Mawr in the Kingdom of Northshield, reports that Duke Sir Siegfried Von Kulmbach, inspired by Lady Elizabeth of Bright Sand, was the winner of the May 9, 2009 Crown Tourney in that Kingdom.

Count Sir Henri d'Artois wins AEthelmearc Crown

On Saturday May 9th, Count Sir Henri d'Artois, fighting for Lady Elina d'Artois du Tailleur, emerged victorious in the 25th Crown Tournament of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Konrad and Brenwen Heirs to the Tyger Throne

Baron Rowen Cloteworthy, Brigantia Principal Herald, reports that Graf Konrad Von Ulm, inspired by Countess Brenwen the Faire, was victorious in the Eastern Crown Lists held May 9, 2009. Graf Konrad defeated Duke Lucan von Drachenklaue, who was fighting for Duchess Jana Von Drachenklaue, in a well fought contest of sword and shield.

Duke Boru Aelwyn wins Meridian Crown List

Saturday May 2, 2009, Duke Boru Aelwyn won the Spring 2009 Spring Crown List in the Kingdom of Meridies for the honor of his lady wife, Duchess Dierdre inghean uí Thighearnáin.

May 13th

[ATL] Southern Atlantia Archery Day

A cold wind blows from the North. On that wind ride the long-ships in full sail. The NORSE! They are set on the pillage & plunder of our homelands.

[ATE] Atenveldt-Sundragon Archery Tournament

Come one and all to the Atenveldt-Sundragon Archery [`monthly´] Tournament! hosted this month by Lord Angus Mac Leod.

ALL ARE WELCOME! We have loaner gear available and Marshalls at the ready to assist anyone who wants to explore! Adults and Youth!

This is a garbed event ~ We have some shade but bring your own and chairs if you'd like. We'll have water and food!

Mounted archery on Mythbusters May 13, 2009

On the May 13, 2009 episode of the popular science show Mythbusters, the crew will try to prove the veracity of mounted archery. The episode Exploding Bumper premieres at 9:00 p.m. EDT and repeats at midnight.

Mystery and adventure in Darkhold

What do you get when you mix the SCA, Renaissance Faires and Live Action Roleplaying -- and set it at summer camp? You get the Hidden Kingdom, an Arizona resort experience that drops a group of "adventurers" into the medieval town of Darkhold where they "meet monsters, see (and do) magic spells and find buried treasure."

SCA Director and Officer Changes

Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA Inc., has announced a number of recent changes to the Board of Directors and corporate officers.

East Kingdom welcomes the Incipient Shire de Bermudez

Ellen Hughes, Exchequer for the Incipient Shire de Bermudez, reports that the new shire has been created on the Island of Bermuda and will be "graciously sponsored by the Barony of Concordia of the Snows."

May 12th

Photos of Ansteorra Rose Tourney online

Mistress Hanna von Dahl has created an album of photos from the recent Rose Tournament for Ansteorra on her Flickr website.

SCAdian expert on Deadliest Warrior

YouTube has video clips available of the Spartan vs Ninja episode of Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior program. The Spartan expert on the program is the SCA's own Sir Balin of Tor (Barry Jacobsen).

How to buy a tent

Amr ibn Majid al-Bakri al-Amra of the Kingdom of Ansteorra has updated an article written in 2006 on buying a tent. Selecting A Tent For SCA Camping: Tarp-Mender's Tales #3 gives many tips for those who are new to the SCA or who want to change their camping experience.

Midrealm Spring 2009 Crown Combatants announced

The list of combatants and their consorts approved to take part in the May 24, 2009 Crown Tournament of Their Royal Majesties EikBRandr and Runa has been posted on the Legio Draconis website.

May 11th

[ATL] Highland River Melees

In the year 1278, Llewelyn ap Grufudd (Llewelyn the Last) pays homage to King Edward I. He is finally allowed to marry Elinor, daughter of Simon de Montfort. King Edward claims northern Ceredigion and begins building a string of strong castles at Aberystwyth, Flint, Rhuddlan, and Builth to enforce his presence in Wales.

Liturgical manuscripts and medieval miniatures at the Free Library of Philadelphia

The Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia is the setting for an exhibition of liturgical music manuscripts dating from the 10th through 16th centuries. Cantate Domino: Medieval Music Manuscripts in the Free Library of Philadelphia, 900-1500 will be open until June 26, 2009.

[ART] Drachetod

Long ago in the Badlands of eastern Artemisia there lived ferocious beasts. Their remains still litter the landscape of our beloved home. It is in honor of them that we come together for a weekend of fighting, feast, and fun.


NAFDA, the North American Frame Drum Association, will sponsor a workshop featuring drummers from around the world on October 17, 2009 in North Hollywood, California.

Sir Vladimir new Heir to the Throne of Atlantia

Sinclair reports that Sir Vladimir Aleksandrov, fighting for Lady Kalisa Aleksandrovna, was the victor of the May 2, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

[DRA] Winchester Pilgrimage IV

Come all ye pilgrims and travelers, and join the Shire of West Dragoningshire for a pilgrimage at the Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty. Share with us in an evening of Chaucer; a morning pilgrimage to Winchester Cathedral, an afternoon demonstration of our fighting skills, and an evening of feasting and storytelling.

May 10th

Photos of Northern Lights XVIII online

Alaxandr MacLochloinn reports that he has created an album of photos from the March 21, 2009 Northern Lights Arts and Sciences Competition event which took place in the Shire of Mountain Freehold (East Kingdom).

Swedish parking marker found to be runestone

Rainy weather, washing mud from a parking lot marker in Sweden, brought about a near "religious experience" for Stockholm County Museum runic expert Lars Andersson, who was able to identify marks on the stone as runes.

[MID] Mayfaire XII

The Shire of Cùil Choluim invites you to Mayfaire XII, May 15 - 17th, 2009, at an exciting new location, the historic Muscatatuck Park in North Vernon, IN. All event activities will be in a central location.

[ACR] Fourth Crusade

The year is 1203. Crusading zeal is at its height, but the Muslims still control the Holy Land. From the Purple Palace in Constantinople reigns Emperor Alexius III, heir to the once-mighty Roman Empire. Eight centuries later, the year is 2009. Come recreate one of the greatest sieges in history. Constantinople may have fallen during the Fourth Crusade, but this time the Byzantines have one thing that they lacked in 1203-Haus Von Drachenklaue!

Calontir woman "pushes boundaries" with her pottery

Cindy Morley enjoys pushing the boundaries with her pottery, which includes "mugs with scales, double-walled vessels that fold upon themselves to create elegant inverted pyramids." The Fayetteville, Arkansas woman's work will be on display at the University of Arkansas' Center for Continuing Education until June 30, 2009. Becca Bacon Martin of the Morning News has the story.