Archive - May 2010

May 20th

[CAI] Gyldenholt Anniversary

Please join our Barony on June 12th, 2010 as we celebrate Gyldenholt's 30th Anniversary. The day will be filled with fighting and games and the evening filled with great food.

[MER] Saltare Collegium 2010

Are you interested in dance? Do you want to learn some new and interesting dances? Do you need to brush up on the old standards? Do you have a favorite dance you'd like to teach? Do you just want to get out on the floor with the kingdom's best dancers? If so, this is the event you've been waiting for!

[LOC] Spring War

Spring War will be held once again this year in the Barony of Mordenvale from Friday 1st of October until Monday 4th of October (gates open 1pm on Friday).

From the 14th of May till the 6th of June the early bird rate of $80 for members and $87 for non members is available.

All bookings must be fully paid.

[LOC] Between Two Worlds Supper Sing and Dance

Be it Known that an evening of music will be held, in the depths of winter, when the Shire of Dismal Fogs will host a night of singing, dancing and merriment to ward off the winter chills.

[ANT] Lionsdale Champions

The Shire of Lionsdale once again will assemble to behold the challengers compete in becoming our new Champions of Armoured Combat, Target Archery, and Combat Archery! We entreat all those who would bear the honour of our Shire's name, to challenge for the title of Champion of Lionsdale. We also beckon our neighbours and friends from far and wide to show their support for these challengers, and cheer them on through their attendance at our event.

[DRA] Insulae Draconis Coronet Tourney

Hear ye, ye folk of the Principality of Insulae Draconis! As our Prince and Princess must be first in our land - in skill and strength, in wisdom and beauty - so it is needful for them to establish their succession with heirs of equal merit.

Shava's Pictures from Road to the Isle

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, shares photos from Road to the Isle: Road to the Thingvollr, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Invitation to the Enchanted Ground

Duke Cariadoc of the Bow invites Pennsic attendees to join him at the Enchanted Ground during this year's Pennsic War.

May 19th

British fools seek political representation

A new political party is on the scene in Great Britain. The Tom Fool Party "aims to bring the spirit of the great British jester into the 2010 election campaign."

Photos and video of historic knightings in Oertha

Masheli has created an album of photos from the recent knightings of Kennric Maur, Viresse de Lighthaven, and Soren j'Alborg in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West. Video of the knightings is also available on YouTube.

Blade restrictions could tighten in Victoria, Australia

SCA members living in the state of Victoria in Australia are faced with restrictions in ownership of sharpened weapons. Currently, members of the SCAA, like other re-enactors, are exempt from restrictions, but further restrictions are being considered.

"The Modern Medieval" premieres on YouTube

Sir Gemini of the West Kingdom reports that he has a webshow entitled The Modern Medieval "that explores and explains medieval combat, arts and sciences, the concept of chivalry and how it applies in the modern day."

May 18th

Photos from Southern Shores Newcomer's Tourney

Sedany de Corwyn has created an album of photos from the Province of Southern Shores Newcomer's Tourney which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West. The photos are available on Flickr.

Stargate-Loch Soilleir Baronials and Investiture photos online

Lady Elisava Illiesca and Lady Brenna MacDonald report that they have created albums of photos from the recent Stargate-Loch Soilleir Baronials and Investiture in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Hoard of Henry I Pennies Discovered in Yorkshire, England

An amateur metal detector group has discovered a hoard of 178 12th century silver pennies in North Yorkshire. [photo]

Escaping to the geek world of the SCA

In a recent blog, The Gauntlet explores the motives behind geeks and nerds, especially those in the Society for Creative Anachronism, who choose to "escape" from society to an ideal world.

Rediscovered Health and Safety report damaging for Odysseus's record

A rediscovered ancient Greek scroll lists a number of health and safety violations by Odysseus during his tenure as ship's captain while returning home from the Trojan War.

May 17th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for May 2010

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for May 2010.

Millennium Dig report documents 80,000 Carlisle artifacts

The city of Carlisle, England is now being mentioned in the same breath as York and Newcastle when it comes to Roman archaeology thanks to the Millennium dig. The three-year effort has now been documented in a 936-page report.

Garden of Earthly Delights photos online

Vrank reports that he has created an album of photos from the Garden of Earthly Delights events which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available on Flickr.

York's Merchant Adventurers on Facebook

The 15th century met the 21st recently when York, England's Company of Merchant Adventurers announced that it will share the secrets of its famous guildhall in Fossgate on a Facebook website.

Build a spangen helm

An article on the Instructables website demonstrates how to create a 5-panel Spangen Helm using shaped bands. The article includes step-by-step instructions and photos.

May 16th

Sackler Gallery to present "Gods of Angkor"

The Sackler Gallery in Washington D.C. will host Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia, "the first international exhibition to focus specifically on the skills and achievements of Khmer bronze casters," May 15, 2010 through January 23, 2011.

Video of Drachenwald's Spring 2010 Crown Tourney

Vitus reports that he has posted video from the Kingdom of Drachenwald's Spring 2010 Crown Tournament.

Early 18th century shoes found in German wall

Eight high quality shoes dating to around 1708 were discovered recently in the Gothic tower of a palace in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Wiesenfeuer portraits online

Diarmaid has created an album of taken at the recent Wiesenfeuer event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

May 15th

Two to be elevated to Pelican in Ansteorra

At the recent Stargate and Loch Soilleir Combined Baronial Championships, Their Majesties Owen and Genevria of the Kingdom of Ansteorra placed two of Their Subjects on vigil.

Website traces European effigies

The Effigies and Brasses website offers links and images for numerous European effigies, brasses, incised slabs, half-reliefs, and other miscellaneous representations dating from the 12th-15th centuries.

Fighters needed for Known World Children's Fete at Pennsic XXXIX

Jason Kinslae, Konungr of Atlantia, reports that volunteer "fighters" are needed to help with children's boffer activities at the Known World Children's Fete at Pennsic XXXIX.

Tournament of Friends II photos

And so the Great Tournament of Friends came and went. Four mounted warriors took the field and conducted several matches each. One mounted warrior, Fillipo Clemente Esposti, earned the title of Champion.