Archive - Jun 2010

June 10th

[EAL] War of the Trillium

Trillium War is back and better than ever. This year we are featuring a Baronial Olympiad, which promises to make for some great events. As such there will be many Olympic style games with the activities we do in the Society in place of the usual Olympic games with Baronies and Shires representing countries.

(Canada Day Weekend, 2010)
Heber Downs Conservation Area Whitby, ON

[AET] Tournaments Through The Ages

At the Pennsylvania Army National Guard Readiness Center in Cambridge Springs, the warriors heed the call to action while loved ones and well-wishers look on. But tis not the soldier in camo and kevlar who rallies to the trumpets call on this, the 19th day of June. It is the Knight, the Squire, the Viking, the Samurai. With sword and shield, axe and spear, the warriors of centuries past gather at Tournaments Through the Ages in the Shire of Stormsport!

[OUT] Baron's War

Are you an honorable Scot looking to defend your home from sea-faring barbarians? Are you a noble Norse looking to bring civilization to the savages of Scotland? If you are either or have friends who are, come to Baron’s War in the beautiful mountains of Dragonsspine this year and pick a side for a competition of The Norse vs. The Scots: In Games & War.

DARC Historical Presentation

The Dark Ages Recreation Company (DARC) is inviting those interested in history to come visit us as we illustrate daily life during the Viking Age.

[ANT] A Game of Thrones and Stormgods

Join in our Game of Thrones and Stormgods- Comes Sir Tiernan Mor Dal Cais' legendary tournament pitting war units with fortifications in a snowball format.

[ATL] Pennsic Pity Party

While many of our friends and neighbors will be heading north in support of our beloved Kingdom, not all of us are about to expend the time and resources that a trip to Pennsic requires. So to those left behind, I would like to extend the invitation to a "Pennsic Pity Party".

[MID] Festival of Joseph of Arimathea

The Shire of Wurm Wald is proudly hosting The Festival of Joseph of Arimathea on Saturday August 28, 2010 at the Illini Union, 1401 W. Green St. in Urbana IL 61801.

"Indiana Jones" of brewing recreates ancient New World drink

When Patrick E. McGovern read an article about traces of an "unidentified beverage" being found inside 2800-year-old pottery vessels in Central America, he was inspired to collaborate with the author, anthropologist John Henderson, and eventually to recreate a brew made from cacao beans.

[ATL] Stierbach Baronial Birthday

Please help celebrate the Barony of Stierbach’s natal day. There will be a full slate of martial activities and several artistic competitions. We promise to deliver a low-key and low-stress event with fun for the whole family.

[MER] Southern War College

Come join the Incipient Canton of Ironstone Springs as we hold a college for the warriors of the Kingdom of Meridies. 

[ANS] Summer Tourney Day

Not enough fighting opportunities in the months of June and July? Not going to make Pennsic so you won't even get much action in August? Then you are in luck. The Shire of the Shadowlands presents to you the Summer Tourney Day, A.K.A. the Just Cause Tourney, A.K.A The Last Chance Tourney.

[OUT] Tailteann Games

Barony of Unser Hafen presents Tailteann Games June 19, 2010

[LOC] Mordenvale Deed of Arms

Hear ye, Lords, Knights, and squires. We make known to you a very great deed of arms and very noble Joust that will be performed by a good Man-at-Arms who will carry a shield, quartered blue and white, with on it a red cross having a crown at it's centre, and stars at it's points. And the said Man-at-Arms accompanied by ten Men-at-Arms all dressed in one color.

[MID] It Takes My Child to RAze a Village III

It Takes My Child to RAze a Village III October 23, 2010 10am - 6pm

Sacred Caves of the Silk Road

A recent issue of National Geographic visits the Mogao caves of Dunhuang, China. Located along the Silk Road, the Mogao caves are a series of man-made caves carved into the cliffs between the 6th and 14th centuries.

June 9th

Pennsic 39 Blood Drive - Be a Hero, Save a Life at Pennsic War

Baroness Angelique d'Herisson would remind Pennsic 39 attendees that there will again be a blood drive at the Pennsic War.

[MID] Northern Oaken War Maneuvers XIV

The Barony of the Cleftlands and the Shire of Falcon's Quarry Present Northern Oaken War Maneuvers XIV

Photos from Drachenwald's Spring 2010 Crown Tourney online

Arianwen ferch Arthur reports that she has created several albums of photos from the recent Spring Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available on Photobucket.

Ancient Welsh legends - there's an App for that

The Mabinogion, a series of Welsh stories first written down in the 13th century, are now available free of charge for iPhone.

June 8th

Computer experts to photograph and study medieval manuscripts

Researchers from the University of Kentucky Computer Science department are taking a road trip to England and Spain to photograph medieval manuscripts. They hope to use digital technology to reveal detail in the faded manuscripts that has been previously hidden.

Mists-Cynagua War photos online

Sedania de Corwyn reports that she has created an album of photos from Mists-Cynagua War which took placde recently in the Kingdom of the West. The photos are available on Flickr.

Etian au Neval victor of Ealdormere Crown Tourney

Duchess Marion reports that Count Etain au Neval was the winner of the May 20, 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. Etain was inspired in his endeavor by Countess  Valfreya Greenspear.

June 7th

De Soto traces exhibited in Atlanta

At Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, visitors can see the results of a new excavation in a remote corner of southeastern Georgia.

Pictures from Quest for Camelot

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, has created two albums of photos from Quest for Camelot which took place May 15, 2010.

Ransom Center offers medieval manuscript database

The Ransom Center at the University of Texas has created an online collection of digitized  manuscripts dating from the 11th through 17th centuries.

Photos from Pentamere Collegium A&S

Midrealm Kingdom Chronicler Mistress Siobhan O'Neill has created an album of photos from the recent Pentamere Regional A&S Collegium 2010.

Chaucer blog mystery revealed

Fans of Geoffrey Chaucer Hath A Blog will be interested to learn that the author's identity has been revealed. The revelation took place at the Kalamazoo Medieval Congress. Jeffrey J. Cohen has the story on his In the Middle blog.

June 6th

10th century burial mound discovered in Russian village

Local residents of Urvanovo Village, Russia, have discovered a 10th century burial mound. The residents were working on a broken water line on the when they found a variety of metal jewlery.

Rune stones bore multiple messages

Swedish rune stones conveyed their meanings to their contemporaries in more ways than just through text, new research claims.

Early music society offers youth summer camp

The San Francisco Early Music Society will offer an early music summer camp for children August 1-6, 2010 at the Crowden Center for Music in Berkeley, CA. The camp has a Three Musketeers theme and will be directed by Tish Berlin.