Archive - 2010

January 18th

Vikings attacked in self defense, says Norse scholar

The latest effort to revamp the reputations of the Norse come from Robert Ferguson in an article for the December 2009 issue of BBC History Magazine. Ferguson writes that Vikings raided in reaction to a threat to Denmark by Emperor Charlemagne.

Vivant to Insulae Draconis' two newest Peers

Genevieve la flechiere reports on happenings at Drachenwald's kingdom Coronation at 12th night.

January 17th

Jean Paul de Sens victor of Ansteorra Winter 2010 Crown Tourney

Sir Jean Paul de Sens, inspired by Gilyan Alienora Clonmacnoise, was the winner of the January 9, 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. New! Improved! Now with flavor!

You won't notice major changes in the look of the site, though we are working on a cosmetic refresh in the near future. But we have added some features that we think our readers and contributors will find useful. UPDATED 2010-01-17 22:40 EST

Stefan's Florilegium updates for January 2010

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

More photos from Guardian of the Gauntlet online

Elisava Illiesca reports that she has created an album of photos taken at Guardian of the Gauntlet, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

January 16th

Scheduled downtime for software upgrade

Assuming final testing goes well, will be offline for a while on Sunday, January 17, for a software upgrade.

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski

What if William Shakespeare had written The Big Lebowski? Humorist Adam Bertocci has an idea in his Two Gentlemen of Lebowski.

Pennsic War 39 Pre-Registration Is Open

Pre-registration is now open online and by mail for Pennsic War 39. The event runs from July 30 through August 15, 2010.

January 15th

Estrella War News You Can Use 01/11/10

Dame Katharine of Cate Hall of the Estrella War XXVI Media Office, offers updates on the upcoming War.

[GLE] Regional Fighter Practice

The Blue Flats would like to invite any and all to a Regional Fighter Practice! Is there a better way to dust off the armor for our upcoming War of the Gulf?

[MER] Jour d'Amour V

Come one Come all to Jour d'Amour V hosted by the Shire of Drakenmere. Be prepared for plundering, pillaging, walking the plank, fighting till you drop, and eating like the Pirate King you Are – all in celebration of Pirate Love!

Ostwald and Kaye new Heirs to Calontir Throne

On the Legio Draconis website, His grace Brannos reports that Sir Ostwald von Riesetoten was the victor of the January 9, 2010 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir. Sir Ostwald was inspired by THL Kaye of Gordon.

[MER] Winter Collegium

The Shire of An Dun Theine would like to invite you to our annual Winter Collegium. This year the shire presents an examination of the Masters of the Arts and Science of Defense.

[OUT] Southern War Practice

Throughout the Outlands the drums of WAR are beating. Once again the College of Saint Golias stands ready to host the famous Southern War Practice at the Athletic Field of New Mexico Tech in Socorro, NM.

[ATE] Atenveldt Crown Tourney

Join us in the March to determine the heirs to the throne of mighty Atenveldt, specifically March 6th and 7th for a weekend of pageantry and fighting. An event of chivalry and spectacle will take place at the Francisco Grande Resort, 26000 W. Gila Bend Highway Casa Grande, Arizona 85293.

Gulf Coast Full Contact Jousting Tournament

On January 22, 23 and 24, 2010, at The Escambia County Equestrian Center, 7750 Mobile Hwy., Pensacola, FL, 32526, the GULF COAST FULL CONTACT JOUSTING TOURNAMENT will be held from 6-10 pm Friday Jan. 22, 12-4 pm Saturday Jan. 23 and again at 6-10 pm Saturday Jan. 23, and 12-4 pm Sunday, Jan. 24.

[MER] Eleventh Festival of the Golden Lily

Come venture to the Shire of Beau Fort and celebrate with us the Culture & Diversity of Meridies At our Eleventh Festival of the Golden Lily!!

[MID] St. Valentine's Day Massacre XXXVII

The Canton of Three Hills in the Barony of Andelcrag presents St. Valentine's Day Massacre XXXVII and Tournament of Chivalry

[OUT] Caer Galen A&S Exposition

The rush of the holidays have slowed down and we find that our Baronial Arts and Science Exposition is growing closer.

[TRI] Cutlasses and Corsairs

Cutlasses and Corsairs & Castlemere's 33th Anniversary Presented by The Shire of Castlemere February 19-21, 2010

[ANS] King's Round Table

The Barony of Namron is Proud to Present King's Round Table January 23, 2010

[CAI] Filthy Dirty Collegium

It's filthy... It's dirty... It's educational?

Estrella War News You Can Use - 01/04/10 Countdown to War!

Dame Katharine of Cate Hall of the Estrella War XXVI Media Office offers updates on the upcoming War.

January 14th

Gulf Wars still needs Teachers!

Solveig Eiriksdottir, coordinator for the Artisans Row at Gulf Wars XIX, reports that January 15, 2010 is the deadline to submit classes and have them listed in the site booklet for the upcoming War.

Bhakail Yule photos online

Broom reports that he has created an album of photos from Bhakail Yule which took place recently in the kingdom of the East. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

Alexander the Great's Linen Armor

Researchers have found that Alexander the Great probably wore armor made of laminated linen fabric, rather than metal, and that the multiple glued layers functioned similarly to modern flak jackets.

January 13th

Known World Dancer-Musician Compendium created

Lady Jane Milford of the East Kingdom reports that she is attempting to create a website to "bring the Dance & Music Communities closer together and make both dancers and musicians more accessible within the SCA and the world at large."

Living History Podcast: "a dialogue between many different areas of the reenacting community"

On her blog I'm Living History, Alena has announced the creation of a new Living History Podcast to discuss topics of interest to reenactors. A recent interview was with Mike Bollow, organizer of Reenactorfest.

January 12th

Two offered peerages in the Outlands

At recent events in the Kingdom of the Outlands, Their Majesties Bela and Anna offered peerages to two of Their subjects, Jeanne-Marie Dubois of Caer Galen and Davin Drakere.