Archive - Oct 2010

October 9th

Jade and Catherine new West Kingdom Royals

Duchess Megan nic Alister of Thornwood reports that Duke Jade of Starfall was the victor of the October 2, 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired by Countess Catherine Lorraine.

October 8th

AEthelmearc Fall 2010 Crown Tourney combatants announced

Their Majesties Duncan and Ilish of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for Their Upcoming Crown Tournament.

Masterpieces online: Like looking at a painting "with a giant magnifying glass."

Until January 29, 2011, art lovers and historians have the opportunity to study six masterpieces from the Uffizi gallery in Florence in minute detail on the Haltadefinizione company website. The site allows visitors to zoom in on high-resolution images.

Midrealm Chivalry Calendar available online

The Honorable Lady Tyzes Sofia called Zsof reports that the 2011 Midrealm Chivalry Calendar is now available to order online from ArtFire.com. The calendar features photos of knights representing the Middle Kingdom's four regions.

October 7th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for October 2010

THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for October 2010.

[AET] Queen's Rapier Championship

Her Royal Majesty has decided that all sly swordsmen (and women) of slashing steel should compete to be Her Royal Champion of the Fence. In order to decide who will fill this prestigious role, She has asked the Shire of Stormsport (Erie, PA) to host a grand tournament on October 9, 2010.

[MID] Mid-Realm Bardic Madness XII

Greetings and welcome are bid to all Bards, Troubadors, Trouveres, Minstrels, Minnesingers, Jongleurs, Singers, Storytellers, Poets, Scops, Skalds, Fillids, Olaves, Griots, Wordsmiths, and Friends of these arts. Also Musicians, Dancers, Jugglers, Magicians, and Players as well.

[DRA] Fortuna’s Champion VII

Is Fortuna, Lady of Luck and Fortune, smiling on you? Are you her favorite? Or will you be crushed under her constantly rolling wheel? Come and find out on a weekend of gaming and gambling!

[AET] Candle in the Dark

Come join the Dominion of Myrkfaelinn on October 30, 2010 between 9am and 10pm as we celebrate the end of the summer, and light a candle against the coming darkness. The event will be at the 4H site at 418 Lower CREEK Road, just off Route 13 in Ithaca, NY 14850.

[OUT] Northern Toys for Tots Drive

As the days grow shorter and the air grows cooler the time has come to turn thoughts toward giving back to our communities. This years Toy for Tots drive will be open to the public. Let's put our best efforts into making this a success for the community and our organization.

[ATE] Baronial Champions

To all who come to see these letters do we, Edward and Annalies, Baron and Baroness of Atenveldt, and we, Morgan and Elizabeth, Baron and Baroness of Twin Moons, send warm greetings.

[CAL] Fall RUSH

Fall RUSH October 23, 2010

[GLE] Havoc

HAVOC October 22 - 24, 2010 at the Caney Conference Centre in Minden, LA

Ancient chess pieces found in China

10 chess pieces dating to the 3rd century have been found in a tomb in Pingshan, China.

[AET] Fall Session of AEthelmearc AEcademy

The skillful and scholarly roam throughout the Sylvan Lands of AEthelmearc, yet from time to time they gather together in one place to share their knowledge and talents with the populace. The Barony of Thescorre is pleased to invite you to attend the Fall Session of AEthelmearc AEcademy on November 13, 2010.

Woodstock Fleece Festival

The Woodstock Fleece Festival is an annual event that invites fibre artists and others to join together in an atmosphere of appreciation, learning and camaraderie. The show will incorporate workshops and demonstrations from top instructors.  Exhibition booths will be selling everything from raw fibre to quality finished goods.  It is also a great place to have lunch!

[MER] Talmere Tourney

All ye Meridien Gentles are invited to enjoy and compete in the annual Talmere Tourney. Champions will be crowned in Heavy and Rapier fighting. Prizes will be awarded for Arts and Sciences, and for the talented Bards among you as well.

[WES] Northern Hawk Tourney

Have you ever wished you could have a practice tournament before signing up or helping out for a real one? Are there any Herald's out there who'd like a chance to practice Tourney litany before the real thing? How about any budding List coordinators. I'll even take those who'd like to practice being a Marshall in Charge!

[NOR] Stellar University of Northshield

The Barony of Nordskogen invites you to: The Stellar University of Northshield (SUN) Saturday, November 13, 2010

[ANS] Northern Regional Fighter Practice

On Sunday October 17t, 2010 from 11am to 5pm the Canton of Skorragardr will be hosting a Northern Regional Fighter Practice at the Kidspace park in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

[GLE] Regional Rapier Practice

I am pleased to announce a regional Rapier fighter practice, to be held in conjunction with the Shire of Wyrmgeist fighter practice on the afternoon of Sunday, October 10, 2010.  If Diamond Wars is out of reach, come play with us instead.

[GLE] Harvest Home

It's that time again, Fall and time for the Shire of Northover to host Harvest Home. As is our habit, we are trying to have an event which is a little different from the norm. This year's theme should prove to be unique and very exciting.

James the Holy and Alysia Gabrielle de Fougeres new Baron and Baroness of Grey Niche

Sheik Dagan al-Mahdi ibn Yushuf ibn Hilal and Sheikah Layla bint Rashid ibn Hilal al-Mashhadiyya (Dagan and Masheed) will be stepping down as Baron and Baroness of Grey Niche.

[AET] Hunter's Moon

In this, the time of first frosts and final harvests, this is a time of letting go and clearing away. This is a time of inner cleansing to make way for the justice of karma and a time for seeking shelter in friendship and community. In the calendar system, this moon is typically named the Blood Moon, or "HUNTERS MOON".

Ealdormere Fall 2010 Crown Tournament contenders announced

Their Majesties Etain and Valfreya of the Kingdom of Ealdormere have announced the list of combatants and their consrts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

October 6th

Advice from an "old redneck"

Curt Booth is administrative secretary in the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Arizona. The Honorable Lord Fergus DeBotha is an archer in the SCA. Steven Kwan of the Arizona Daily Wildcat interviewed them both (the same person, actually) for a recent piece in the student paper.

Two given peerages in AEthelmearc

At Her recent Summer's End event in the Canton of Beau Fleuve, Her Majesty Tessa of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc placed THL Cigfran o Gaer Walch and THL Dagonell Collingwood of Emerald Lake on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

Test your Viking knowledge

The Viking History website offers a quiz to test your knowledge of Viking lore. The quiz includes simple and difficult questions.

Traditional Chinese weaving techniques endangered

The UNESCO website features traditional Li textile techniques of spinning, dyeing, weaving and embroidering as employed by women of the Li ethnic group of Hainan Province, China. The site includes photos and video.

October 5th

"The White Stag" premieres in the Outlands

The White Stag, an original song by Lord Cilléne mac Conghalaigh, was debuted recently at Caerthe's Three Stags event in the Kingdom of the Outlands. A video of the song has been posted on YouTube.