Archive - May 2010

May 8th

Midrealmer's work on National Geographic Channel

Medieval bookmaker Randy Asplund, RanthulfR in the Society for Creative Anachronism, reports that several of his books will be used as props on an upcoming program about the Malleus Maleficarum, entitled The Witch Hunter's Bible.

Precious Cambridge manuscript collection now online

The entire Parker library, a collection of Anglo-Saxon manuscripts at Corpus Christi College of Cambridge University, has been made accessible online. Librarian Suzanne Paul narrates a video tour of the collection's highlights.

May 7th

Gleann Abhann Spring 2010 Crown Tourney combatants announced

Their Majesties Jon and Beatrix, King and Queen of Gleann Abhann, have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

Blackstone Raids: They came for the coal!

"The Middle Kingdom had come to AEthelmarc to raid their coal," writes staff reporter Veronica Nett of the Charleston Gazette, who was present at AEthelmearc's annual Blackstone Raids event. Her article features a photo album and numerous interviews of SCA folk.

Rare 9th century Viking necklace found in Ireland

Archaeologists working in Glencurran Cave in Ireland have discovered a "stunning piece of jewellery," a Viking necklace of glass and gold foil beads. (photo)

13th century Bible on eBay

For a mere US$185,000, you too can own your own 13th century manuscript, in this case 652 page vellum manuscript, illuminated throughout. (photos)

May 6th

[LOC] A Taste of the Middle Ages

The Hundred of Okewaite (Goulburn, NSW, Australia) will be holding a feast on May 22 titled 'A Taste of the Middle Ages'.

[MER] Lusty Month of May

It's the Lusty Month of May, and the Shire of Talmere invites you to come walk amongst the menagerie and celebrate our main annual event!  The theme is 15th century Florence and Rome and a historical wedding celebration.

[ATL] Hidden Mountain Baronial Birthday

As Spring winds herald the arrival of summer, we look to mark another year in the Barony of Hidden Mountain. So, come out and celebrate the coming summer and our birthday with us!

[ANS] Ansteorran King's College

Come and learn from the finest scholars in Ansteorra! Classes will be held in a broad range of subjects, including archery, siege warfare, and a track of advanced classes sponsored by the Order of the Laurel.

[LOC] St Crispins May Day

Unto the populace I do send greetings and tidings of the epic battle for the Rule of the very Seasons which is to take place whithin the Barony of Mordenvale on the 23rd of May, 2010.

[OUT] St Sebastians Archery

Come ye all who delight in the challenge of the bow: St. Sebastians Summer archery tournament is scheduled for this July.  Fun and diverse shoots are being planned, sure to be enjoyed by all archers.

[OUT] Bizarre Bazaar

The Bizarre Bazaar, the Barony of Caer Galen’s occasional Benefit Redistribution of Goods, is now less than two weeks away! Donate your stuff, get new stuff, and help grow the Barony's coffers!

Maximillian and Lethrenn new Prince and Princess of Meridies

Kora reports that Maximillian Racheengel, inspired by Lethrenn Bikkisdottir, was the vicor of the May 1, 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Meridies.

[GLE] SGB Regional Fighter Practice

The Barony of Small Gray Bear would like to invite the populace to attend aRegional Fighter Practice to be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at Allsop Park in Little Rock, AR to start at 12 PM.

[GLE] Loch Bais Birthday Bash

The seasons have once more run their course, and the Shire of Loch Bais once again celebrates the occasion of its birth.

[ANT] May Pas d'Armes

By royal decree it is brought to you, a spectacle of chivalry and pageantry never before witnessed in these fine lands, a display of magnificence hitherto unknown.

Grace us with your presence and feast your eyes upon the noblest and stunning fighters in the Principality of Tir Righ.

[TRI] Trimaris' 25th Anniversary Coronation

The Five Baronies of Trimaris Proudly Present Trimaris' 25th Anniversary Coronation September 3-6, 2010

Deadline Pending for Society Exchequer Applications

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Exchequer.

Sheep-to-Shawl Charity Drive to be held in Santa Cruz

Mistress Collette de Rayncheval has announced that she will host a Sheep-to-Shawl Charity Drive May 28-31, 2010 in the Santa Cruz, CA area. Items produced will be donated to local battered women's shelters.

Midrealm King declared an imposter

In a shocking turn of events, the Dread Lord Dag, King of the Middle Kingdom, was revealed to be an imposter in His own Court. Diane Brunner of the Dayton Renaissance and Medieval Events Examiner has the story. (updated with additional links)

May 5th

Sir Bryan of Sacred Stone winner of Spring 2010 Crown Tourney in Atlantia

Lady Glynis Gwynedd reports that Sir Bryan of Sacred Stone was victorious in the May 1, 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

New Society Chirurgeon chosen by the Board

Denise Leeson-Provost, President of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc., has announced thatAngelia Myers (Aingeal Mac an Ghabhann) has been appointed as the SCA's new Society Chirurgeon.

[ATL] Atlantian Royal Archer CompetItion

Atlantian Archers come test yourselves against the best. Who is the top archer in Atlantian? Where do you stand against the rest? Come prove your skill and eyesight.

[LOC] May Crown 2010

May Crown 2010. The tourney weekend will be hosted by the members Rowany Guild of Defense.

Baden-Powell Scout Camp
Pomona Street
Pennant Hills
NSW 2120

Tel: (02) 9484 2278
Fax: (02) 9980 6709

7th - 9th May 2010

Steward: Adib Tariq ibn Jelal

[ATE] Thunderbolt Tourney

Last year's Battle of the Bards was so much fun, let's do it again! While the fighters are fighting, the archers are arching, and the rapier fighters are, er, swishing and poking, we will have a glorious Bardic Free-for-all! EVERYONE is *strongly* *encouraged* to join in!

[WES] Cynaguan Coronet

Greetings to everybody! These are words from your lowly autocrat to shed some light on the Cynaguan coronet coming up at the end of the month.

[MER] All Things Middle Eastern

Come join us in Shire Brantestone's last event--All Things Middle Eastern! 

[ATL] Drums of War

As Pennsic and War of the Wings approach, now is the time for the mighty warriors of Atlantia to sharpen their skills with blade and arrow. On the fields of Elchenburg Castle, melees of grand proportions in both heavy and rapier will offer opportunities for both practice and authorizations. The time for preparation for these fierce upcoming wars is upon us!

[MID] Iron Weasel Triathlon

Iron Weasel Triathlon and Archery War Practice June 4-6, 2010