Archive - Aug 2010

Archeologists discover trace of unknown Peruvian language

Archeologists digging at Magdalena de Cao Viejo in Peru have found a letter written in the eary 17th century by a Spanish colonist. On the back of the letter is a list of numbers written in Spanish, Arabic numerals, and an unknown language.

Artemisia's Masked Ball photos online

Darius has created a large album of photos from Masked Ball which took place in January 2010 in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

Creating an SCA persona

SCA newcomers faced with creating a persona may want to visit Modar's Heraldry Page for information and links on how to build a usable SCA persona.

August 30th

"Podcasting the Dream" now online

Colin Theriot, of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, has created a podcast concentrating on the Society for Creative Anachronism and historical topics. The blog and podcast is entitled Podcasting the Dream.

Pennsic Battlefield cookbook now available

Fans of Pennsic's Battlefield Bakery will be glad to know that a cookbook, authored by Bakery proprietors Marian Walke (aka Marian of Edwinstowe, aka Old Marian) and Bonnie Feinberg, is now available.

August 29th

Vikings turned profits in Canadian Arctic

Patricia Sutherland of the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa knows that Vikings traveled to North America. The Vikings of her area of interest, however, were not in the New World to colonize, but to make a quick profit.

Overgrown grass a concern at Carlisle Castle

The City Council of Carlisle, England is concerned over the state of the moat at the city's primary attraction, Carlisle Castle, where, for safety reasons, English Heritage has stopped mowing the grass. Mark McAlindon of BBC News has a video report.

Lyondemere Anniversary 2010 photos online

Fausta reports that she has created an album of photos from Lyondemere Anniversary 2010, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Caid.

August 28th

Gregorian chant: "ancient, unchanging and timeless"

The cloistered sisters of the Abbaye de Notre-Dame de l'Annonciation near Avignon, France have a record deal. Their album, Voices – Chant from Avignon, will be release in November 2010.

Castle discovery fills gap in Danish history

Danish archaeologists believe that the discovery of a 13th century castle on Kattegat Island may help fill a hundred-year gap in the island’s history. The castle belonged to King Erik Menved, who reigned between 1287 and 1319.

Tudor history course offered online by University of Exeter

The University of Exeter (England) will offer a non-credit, distance learning course entitled The Tudors: History, Culture and Religion for fall 2010. Deadline to register is September 15, 2010.

August 27th

"Archwilio" maps Welsh archaeological sites

Welsh heritage minister Alun Ffred Jones has announced the creation of the website Archwilio, an online database mapping archaeological sites and discoveries across the country.

[DRA] Autumn Atelier

As the long days grow shorter and the glorious summer marches toward autumn, it is again time to take out those projects and ideas which the fine weather bade us set aside.  To this purpose, I would like to invite one and all to our Autumn Atelier!

[ATE] Pillage, Plunder, Pluck and Poke

It is time again for the Shire of Granholme's annual Pillage, Plunder, Pluck and Poke. We invite you to join us for a day of tournaments, camaraderie and feasting. This year's event will be held at the Villago Park in Casa Grande, Arizona in Ramada D at the back of the park.

[GLE] Slay the Dragon

The humble Shire of Vogelburg ask for help in defeating the Evil Dragon.  We are in great need of warriors to help us.  We have no Knight and our Squires and fighters have been eaten!!!

[ATE] Dragons Horde

The foul smell of brimstone is once again starting to upset the peace of the lands and unsettling rumblings can be heard in the distance. The whispered word is that the evil spawn that once ravished the land at their whim, are once again descending on this fair barony.

[CAL] King's Companie of Archers

King's Companie of Archers Hosted by the Shire of Oakheart September 11-12th, 2001

[MID] Harvest Day

Join us for our Barony's 30-year Anniversary as we celebrate "Harvest Day's Greatest Hits", a collection of favorite activities from Harvest Days of yore:

[WES] Barony of Tarnmist Harvest Feast

The Barony of Tarnmist invites all good gentles and nobles to celebrate the beauty of the fall season at our annual Harvest Feast on October 23, 2010.

[ANS] War of Ages

The Shire of Ffynnon Gath bring you an even like no other: War of Ages, October 22-24, 2010.

[ANS] Seawinds Defender XIV

The Shire of Seawinds invites one and all to join us as we choose our next Defenders. Compete for the honor and glory in the following categories: Chivlaric, Rapier, Archery, Arts and Science, Bardic and Gustatory

[ATL] Baronial Birthday and Investiture

Please join us in celebrating the birth of our Barony and the investiture of our new Baron and Baroness. Our theme, inspired by the exquisite Unicorn tapestries is France, circa 1500, the dawn of the 16th century.

[WES] Rivenoak Championship Tourney

Baron Gregory has lamented upon the fact that the swords and bows of his warriors have been so active in lands beyond the sheltering boughs of our mighty riven oak but have been silent of late within its shade.

[WES] Winter's Gate Captaincy

Come join us in the Far North as we once again choose a mighty Captain for Winter's Gate's brave militia! Find out who will succeed our handsome and dashing Heart of Winter's Gate! Find out if the ladies will swoon with joy again!

[ATE] Barony of Atenveldt's Baronial Anniversary

As has now become the tradition, it is time to pick a new lord and lady of love. The couple need not be a married pair, and the lord and lady of love will be chosen individually.

[ATE] Chocolate Revel

People have been marking and celebrating the Autumnal Equinox for thousands of years.

[EAL] Coronation

The Coronation of Etain and Valfreya, hosted by Petrea Thule September 25, 2010.  

[LOC] Yule Feast

The Barony of Rowany will once again have it's well-accustomed Yule Feast, on Saturday the eleventh day of December at Petersham Town Hall, being stewarded by Anton de Stoc.

[LOC] Agaricus Masquerade Ball

My lords and my ladies, The Shire of Agaricus will be holding its inaugural Masquerade Ball October 9, 2010.

[AET] Siege of Glengary

Are you home sick? Missing the fun and joy of Pennsic? We invite you to spend the weekend with us living the Dream. The Siege of Glengary has a little bit of everything and will keep you busy and your day filled with fun!