Archive - Sep 2009

September 13th

Duke Edward victorious in Atenveldt Crown Tournament

Alianora reports that Edward and Asa are the new Heirs to the Throne of Atenveldt. The tournament took place September 5, 2009 in Fort Huachica, Arizona. (photos)

Photo Request for the Estrella War XXVI Calendar

Lady Arianna Marie Della Luna, Estrella War XXVI Calendar Editor, is requesting photos from Estrella XXV to be included in the upcoming calendar 2010 edition of the calendar. Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2009.

Owain ap Einar victor in An Tir Crown

On the Armour Archive, Duke Brannos reports that Jarl Owain ap Einar, inspired by Adwen Wrenn, was the winner of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of An Tir.

September 12th

[ANT] Kingdom A & S Championship and Bardic Championship

The AnTir Kingdom A&S Championship and Bardic Championship will happen March 5-7, 2010 at Elma High School in Elma, WA, and is hosted by Glymm Mere.

[ATE] Southern Cruades

Spread the word! The Kingdom has helped make Southern Cruades a success and we are giving back! Come join the Baronies of Tir Ysgithr and Mons Tonitrus at Southern Crusades, November 12-16 at Winkelman Flats Park, in Winkelman, AZ. Site fees for Southern Crusades have been reduced! Pre-register on ACCEPS and adult members pay $20.00. Youth ages 5 thru 17 $8.00.

BBC's "Tudors" historically inaccurate but addicting says historian

Historians seem to have a love/hate relationship with the Showtime series The Tudors, which has been recently sold to the BBC. Some say it "distorts history for dramatic effect" but has "undoubtedly stimulated interest in British history."

[ANT] Last Chance Tourney

The Honourable Barony of Dragon's Laire invites you to enjoy one last chance to camp under the starry skies when the fall is in the air. Warriors are invited to compete for the chance to take their place among the Champions of Dragon's Laire. Heavy Fighters, Rapier Fighters, Archers, Throwers, Equestrian and Youth are invited to test their mettle.

[ANT] Tir Righ A and S Championship

Their Highnesses of Tir Righ, Ulgar & Renee, invite One and All to come and witness the fierce battle for Champion of Arts & Sciences in Tir Righ... Or perhaps you wish to enter the fray yourself... Come and participate in classes, something for everyone, hosted by the University of Tir Righ... Come savour the flavours, mingle with friends, enjoy some entertainment and attend Their Highnesses Court and a memorable Feast for the senses, with a Bardic contest to showcase Tir Righ’s bardic talent...

[OUT] Dragonsspine Baronial A&S and Bardic Competitions

Dragonsspine Baronial A&S and Bardic Competitions, September 26, 2009

Sweden's oldest burial ship found

Archaeologists working on a site near Sunnerby on the island of Kållandsö in Lake Vänern in central Sweden have discovered a 7th century burial ship, the oldest yet uncovered in Scandinavia. The discovery includes animal sacrifices and burial gifts.

[WES] EverBeach War

It's not an Uprising. It's a Rising UP! The Oracles from the deep deserts of Fendrake Marsh have had a vision. "The West Kingdom will fall into the sea and be covered in the waters of the Great Western Oceans." Not ones to miss an opportunity to have fun, the populous of Fendrake Marsh invite you to come join us in competition, in the First EverBeach War, and get your share of future Beachfront Property!fight for? The masses of mercenaries that hope to carve out a new Kingdom of their own, or your rightful ruler, The King of the West?!

Amateur archaeologists drawn to Vindolanda

For over 200 years, archaeologists have been digging at Vindolanda, the 3rd-4th century Roman fort in the north of England. Now volunteers can try their hand at archaeology -- and still find artifacts. (audio)

September 11th

Barony of Mons Tonitrus displays martial skill in Sierra Vista

"Saturday was a day for using nonlethal weaponry — great and broad swords and maces, none sharp or heavy enough to do bodily harm. But in the right hands, a well-delivered, telling and glancing blow could be struck, as some of the contestants learned," writes reporter Bill Hess of the Sierra Vista Herald/Review of the fighters of the Barony of Mons Tonitrus.

Renea Bishop to bring hula to the SCA

In western Pennsylvania, Renea Bishop has finally found the passion of her life: bringing the hula alive for local residents. Joanne Braun of the Sewickley Herald has the story.

Quant la Doulce Jouvencelle called a "magnifique interpretation"

Posted on YouTube is a video clip of the medieval music duo performing Quant la doulce jouvencelle. The performance is in French.

September 10th

Debunking medieval map myths

In a 2002 article for the website Strange Horizons, Michael Livingston looks at three modern myths about medieval maps, and discusses what medieval maps truly were.

Grainne the Red to sit vigil at Atenveldt's Chocolate Revel

Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Atenveldt have placed Lady Grainne the Red on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

5th century Byzantine cathedral and human remains found in Syria

An early Byzantine cathedral, complete with columns and stairs, has been discovered by the excavation team in Tal Al-Hasaka site in north eastern Syria. Also found was the "skeleton of a human who died of torture."

September 9th

Dig shows Irish monks strove to be "green"

Archaeologists working on a dig at the Cistercian Bective Abbey in Co Meath, Ireland believe they have evidence of the country's first environmentalists. The abbey monks, dependent on handouts from their neighbors, worked hard to become as self sufficient as possible.

[OUT] Kingdom Warlord Tournamen

Let it be known that the tournament to determine the next Warlord of the Outlands will be held Sunday, September 13, 2009 at Cornerstone Park, starting at/around 10AM.

[OUT] SCA Village in the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair

SCA Village in the Santa Fe Renaissance Fair

[ANT] Day of Dance

Now that the meetings are over, come enjoy a fine meal in the Italian style, and then dance the night away. Aquaterra and Bearwood are combining their talents again to present to you a Day of Dance and the Prehibernation Feast. Join us, again, at the Garden City Grange, 800 2nd St, Snohomish, Washington 98290.

[ATL] Barnacled Bullfrog

It has been a good season of fair trading (we can call it “trading”, yes?) and the time is right to celebrate our seafaring acumen as well as our health and wealth. Come and join other like-minded souls for a day of lusty pleasure; duelling, gambling, game playing, storytelling and enjoying the fruits of the brewer’s arts.

Great Pumpkin Siege Festival 2009

The CORN MAZE at Cearfoss presents a day long Pumpkin Festival - Sat, Oct 10, 2009

[ATE] Arts & Sciences Competition

The Atenveldt Kingdom A&S Competition approaches! This event will be held in Tucson, AZ, in the Barony of Tir Ysgithr on Saturday 3 October, (2009).

[OUT] Caer Galen Midwinter 2009

The year is 1009 and King Æthelred "the Unready” has decreed that there will be a cease in fighting throughout the British Isles as He wishes to celebrate Midwinter. Please join Their Excellencies, Bjarki and Asta, and the Barony of Caer Galen for the last feast before deep winter begins.

[GLE] Crown List X

The Shire of Ardanroe is Pleased to Host Crown List X November 13-15, 2009 Join us as Their Majesties William and Onora preside over the Grand Tournament to determine the Heirs to the Ram Throne!

[ATL] Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday

Come one and all and be welcome as the Barony of the Sacred Stone celebrates it's Baronial Birthday.

[CAL] A Day at the Faire

The weekend of September 25-27, the shire of Gryphon's Mark will be hosting A Day at the Faire. Merchants will be an integral part of this event. Because of this, they will be placed in the center of activities. Just like a real fair! We need merchants of any size - blanket merchants as - well as larger ones!

[WES] Rivenoak Championship Tourney

Gwen & Lori, Coronets of Rivenoak invite you to Tournament to determine their champion. There will be both a heavy armored and rapier champion, as well as a boffer tourney to determine the Junior Champion (two age groups). As we in Rivenoak are a little "different," the tourney will be run a little "different" (expect other than double elimination). Also, as we in Rivenoak are also known as "gameplayers", there will be several game tournaments to choose from, or bring your own, and challenge us with your favorite. We are taking applications for any that want to sponsor a game competition. Contact the autocrat if interested.