Archive - Aug 2009

Viking video available on Hulu

A 40-minute film: Vikings: Journey to New Worlds is available for free download on the video website Hulu.

2009 William Blackfox Awards announced

Herr Otto von Schwyz, SCA Society Chronicler, has announced the winners of the 2009 William Blackfox Awards, honors given annually for excellence in newsletter content and design.

A toast to the Lady from Memphis

Lady Ceara inghean Lasair of the Shire of Smythkepe in Gleann Abhann shares a story from the recent Aphar Faire event which demonstrates the true spirit of the SCA.

August 30th

Battlefield vigiling of Kaylah the Cheerful of Ealdormere

On August 3, 2009 Their Majesties of Ealdormere placed Kaylah the Cheerful on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Chivalry. The vigiling took place on the battlefield at Pennsic XXXVIII. Eyrny captured the moment on video.

Well-preserved Kaupang found in western Norway

A team of Norwegian archaeologists has discovered a well-preserved Kaupang (Viking trading post) in Lærdal, Sogn og Fjordane County in western Norway. The site includes the remains of more than 30 buildings. (drawing)

Successors chosen to lead Barony of Rising Waters

Aeneas and Aibhilin, current Baron and Baroness of Rising Waters in the Kingdom of Ealdormere, have announced that their successors have been chosen. The new Baron and Baroness of Rising Waters will be Baron Richard Larmer and Lady Annabelle.

August 29th

1,000-year-old tree mark discovered in Prague

Archaeologists have discovered a star-shaped tree mark near Celakovice in the Czech Republic. The mark, probably the oldest such mark ever discovered, is believed to have marked territory.

Facial hair of the Middle Ages

On her medieval history page, Karen Larsdatter shares research and links on beard styles of the Middle Ages -- from peasants to princes -- from 12th century to the 15th.

Wooden structure precursor of Hadrian's Wall

According to archaeologist Geoff Carter, the stone structure of Hadrian's Wall may not have been the first to cross northern England. Carter believes a wooden wall, spanning 117 km, was built first.

August 28th

[ATL] Fall Southern Cavalry Practice

We are celebrating 5 years of open barns and practices! If you are interested in learning more about the horse activities in the southern part of our fair Kingdom then here is your chance. We will have a relaxing and safe environment for those wanting to experience the wonderful world of horses in the SCA. Activities will be geared towards all levels so everyone can participate! Equine Liability Class, rider and grounds crew authorizations will be available.

[TRI] Kingdom of Trimaris 2009 Fall Coronation

Kingdom of Trimaris 2009 Fall Coronation of TRH Anridire Tearlach An Cait Dhu & Slaine Inghean Fiachrach Fionn September 4 - 7, 2009

[LOC] Alhambra Nights

Once again, Stowe-on-the-Wowld is running this event inspired by Moorish Spain. Heathens and Infidels will clash in the afternoon tourney after which there will be a lavish feast in sumptuous surroundings.

[WES] Lady Hawkin's Day

Celebrate a day of courtly love, romance and chivalry with unusual tourneys for both heavy (armored) and rapier, games, competitions, and the more genteel arts like hand kissing and dancing. So hang your heart on your sleeve (literally) and come have fun. The Populous will bid on the heavy fighters to represent them in the List. Bidders to have a favor (competition) to give to the combatant they win.

[WES] Silver Desert's Championship and Collegium

Up for a bit more fun the weekend after Ducal? ... then come to Silver Desert's Championship and Collegium (September 12-13, 2009)

[AET] Masked Ball 2009

do you like to dance? Enjoy sumptuous feasts? An elegant event full of live music, graceful dancing, and a fabulous feast await you on Saturday, December 5, 2009: Masked Ball 2009 in the Rhydderich Hael.

[OUT] Warders of the Western Gate

For many years now, the Western Border of our magnificent Kingdom, which is watched over by the mighty Barony of Fontaine dans Sable, has been kept safe. This is largely due to the great efforts and strength of the Warders of the Western Gate, the Champions of Their Excellencies of Fontaine dans Sable.

[EAS] Fete des Bois

The incipient Shire of Bois Ardent will be holding its anniversary event on September 5th. Shire Le Dragonet will be joining us to celebrate their anniversary. For the occasion, Bois Ardent will be blessed, for the first time, by the Royal Presence.

[WES] Mists Bardic

Feasting season is upon us and now is the time that we join in warm company to listen to poem and song as we bear witness to the competition for the next Bard of the Mists.

[MID] Border Quest VII

The Incipient Canton of Border Keep invites all to attend Border Quest VII – The Quest for Chivalry Middle Marches Baronial Championships September 26, 2009.

[ART] Harvest War XX

Beautiful summer is now with us, but we fear that winter will come all too swiftly and force us indoors. In preparation, the Northern Grain Alliance is quickly bringing in the sheaves and preparing for a Harvest Festival. But there are rumors of an impending raid upon our store of precious grain and zucchini! (gasp!) Come help us defend the fruits of our labors and rejoice in the stored harvest!

Patrick O'Malley new Heir to Caid Crown

Madelena reports that Sir Patrick O'Malley was the victor of the August 22, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Caid. Sir Patrick was inspired in his endeavor by THLady Kara the Twin.

[MID] Cynnabar Grande Tourney V

Their Excellencies Gregoire and Giovanna, Baron and Baronessa of Cynnabar, invite you to show your martial prowess at a Grand Tournament to determine the Best of the Best!

[GLE] Regional Fighter Practice

Your brothers here in Small Gray Bear would like you to know we had a good reason for missing the Last muster..We were building a wall. Actually, a portable, multi configurable, life size Battle enhancement. It can be a wall, an enclosure, or even a building!

[DRA] Civil War XIX

Come once more to The House of Stories for fighting, arts and sciences and good food. And let’s see if we can settle the question of ownership once and for all!

[AET] Agincourt

Attend one and all, within the fields of the Debatable Lands, The Feast of Saint Crispin will be upon us and a noble fight will be at hand.

[MER] Market Day at the Crossroads - CANCELLED

Come to Arenal for A market day at the Crossroads, where a gathering of Bards, Minstrels and Performers will gather along with merchants and travelers of all sorts.

[ATL] Son of the Hawkwood Howl

Remember back, to those careless days in our youth, when all you needed to go to Just when you think it’s safe to go into the woods, an old feeling stirs the hairs on the back of your neck. As the father did before, so now does the son stir a chill in the mountains. The old-timers say that the Son of the Hawkwood Howl is coming to avenge his father’s defeat! Please join the denizens of the Barony of Hawkwood for a weekend full of fun and fright. You never know what might happen when the Son of the Hawkwood Howl comes to take his revenge!

[ATL] Lochmere Baronial Birthday

Lochmere Baronial Birthday September 25-27, 2009

[LOC] Border War XII

This year Border War is being held in the North Ward of the Shire of Bordescros, in the heartland of Loch Alba.

Peace of Lissberg photos online

Elisande has posted an album of photos from the Peace at Lissberg event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are on Picasa Web.