Archive - Jun 2009

June 4th

[OUT] Enduro North 2

Halfway through the journey, still alive, you find yourself in a darkened forest. You have lost the straight path. As you look about, lost, a figure comes before you - a poet, feeble from long years spent mute. It is Virgil, and he will be your guide as you make your way through the trials and tribulations of Enduro North 2: Dante's Enduro!

[DRA] Turnier des Herzwaldes

The Shire of Vielburgen will hold the field at the ruins of the Frauenburg in Ruppertsecken (Central Region, Germany, Rheinland Pfalz, near the Donnersberg, about half way between Kaiserslautern and Mainz) on the 13th day of June. Please join us, on the field or off.

[ART] Melee Madness

The Ramp of Despair awaits! The Staircase of Doom is laughing behind your back! Come help us celebrate a Quarter-Century (plus two) of Loch Salann Melee Madnesses on June 6th & 7th 2009, at its incredibly ancient and honorable site at the castle in back of the Utah State Hospital in Provo, Utah.

[ART] Uprising XXIII

Uprising XXIII will be held from June 17 - 21, 2009 in the glorious Barony of One Thousand Eyes. The site for the event is once again the Ancestral Youngforest lands in Firth, ID.

[ATL] Kingdom Assessments

Warriors of Atlantia! The time is nearly upon us once again for the King to review Atlantia’s army and ensure it is ready for the upcoming Pennsic War! The Barony of Black Diamond and the Houses of Clan Ebonwoulfe ask you to attend His Majesty at the upcoming King’s Assessment.

[ATL] Summer War

Baron Bryce has laid claim to all the lands along the King’s Highway from Caer Mear down to his summer estate in Nottinghill Coil. Only one thing stands in his way – The Barony of Windmaster’s Hill! Come join the Barony of Caer Mear for a long weekend of mêlées in the shade at the site of the Sapphire Joust Tournament.

Potrero War Pictures

Pictures from the recent Potrero War held in the Barony of Calafia, Kingdom of Caid, are now available from Knut Forkbeard and friends.

New Peers in Drachenwald

At Double Wars XXII, the greatest war in Drachenwald, was created a new Knight of the SCA. Master George FitzHume (OP) sat vigil and was then elevated to the Order of Chivalry on the field on Friday the 22nd of May by Their Majesties Marcus and Cecilia.

June 3rd

Bordermarch Baronials 2009 photos online

Lord Phocas of Bordermarch and Lady Ellen the Quiet of Bordermarch report that they have created an album of photos from the 2009 Baronials which took place May 10, 2009 in the Barony of Bordermarch, Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Eastern Elevations to the Order of the Pelican

Brigantia, Principal Herald, reports that at the Crown Tourney of Andreas IV and Gabriella II, held on May 9, 2009, A.S. XLIV, in the Barony of Carillion, Their Majesties invited Baron Duncan Mac na Ceardadh and Duchess Christence Heiseler to accept the accolade of the Order of the Pelican.

Pages from da Vinci's "Codex Atlanticus" unglued

A group of Benedictine nuns from the Abbey of Viboldone haave been working tirelessly for months to unbind Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus, a collection of writings and drawings bound into a single volume in the 17th century by sculptor Pompeo Leoni.

West King March 2009 Crown Tournament photos online

Áine de Lacy has created a large album of photos from the March 21, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. The event took place at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, California.

June 2nd

Franz and Wilhelmina new Prince and Princess of Nordmark

Padraig reports that Viscount Franz, fighting for the honor of Lady Wilhelmina, has won the Coronet Tourney in the Principality of Nordmark, Kingdom of Drachenwald.

BBC's Channel 4 takes on Hastings

In mid-May, 2009, Channel 4 of the BBC premiered a two-part mini-series dramatizing the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The film, 1066: the Battle for Middle Earth, was directed by Justin Hardy who was interviewed for the Telegraph.

Barony of Seleone members help raise money for charity

Every year St. John's Episcopal Church in Ocean, Springs, MS holds a medieval festival to raise money for charity, and every year members of Biloxi's Barony of Seleone turn out to help by creating a medieval village. Harlan Kirgan of the Mississippi Press attended this year's event and reports on his visit.

A&S and Laureling photos from Mudthaw 2009 online

Broom reports that he has posted several albums of photos from the recent Mudthaw 2009 event which took place in March in the Barony of Settmour Swamp (East Kingdom). Included are pictures of A&S entries and two elevations to the Order of the Laurel.

June 1st

Tir-y-Don and Hidden Mountain photo albums online

Tannis of Tir-y-Don reports that he has posted albums of photos from recent events in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Command line meets dragonslayer

SCA computer geeks will be in their glory in How to Kill a Dragon with Programming, a bit of humor that proposes how the beast might be slain and the princess rescued using a number of popular computer languages.

Mixed Weapons War A&S, Court photos online

Godfrey von Rheinfels reports that he has created an album of photos from the March 2009 Mixed Weapons War in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Captain Cadogan Blaydes placed on vigil for Knighthood

Baron Kyppyn Kirkcaldy reports that his Squire, Captain Cadogan Blaydes, has been placed on vigil for Knighthood by Their Majesties EikBrandr and Runa.