Archive - Mar 2011

[ATL] Sapphire Joust XII

Join us in Caer Mear as we celebrate the final Sapphire Joust in the Gem Joust cycle. As is traditional, this will be a full weekend of tournaments, arts and sciences, archery, thrown weapons, and many more activities.

[ANS] Wiesenfeuer Baronial

The Barony of Wiesenfeuer, along with Their Excellencies Sir Cassius Domitius Lepus and the Lovely Khayra bint Tahir ibn Rashid invite one and all to join us at Camp DaKaNi, April 8-10, 2011 for
Wiesenfeuer Baronial.

[ANS] 4th Annual Combined Baronial Championships

The baronies of Stargate and Loch Soilleir invite you to attend their joint championship event and Stargate's baronial investiture April 8-10, 2011.

[AET] AEthelmearc War Practice XXII

It is time once again to prepare for the prospect of War, and to properly prepare the Canton of Steltonwald would like to invite all to join us for War Practice XXII.

[AET] Coronation of Christopher and Morgen

Please join the Canton of Steltonwald on April 9, 2011, to celebrate the Coronation of Christopher and Morgen.  Our celebration will take place at the Lodge in Brady’s Run Park, 526 Brady’s Run Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010. 

[DRA] Battle of the Heart V

We are pleased to invite you to attend the Battle of the Heart V,  a celebration of the great courage shown by Sir James Douglas on the way to the Holy Land.  Four days of Armoured Combat, Archery and fun.

[WES] Cynaguan May Coronet

May 27 to 30 is May Coronet. It is at the same site as last year (2331 Silver Creek Road, Meadow Valley, CA 95956). Site opens Friday at noon closes Monday at 5 PM. Midnight is the quiet hour when sound should stay inside your tent walls.

Forget Denmark! Hamlet's name was Irish!

Researchers have long traced the roots of Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark to Amlethus in the History of the Danes, written around 1200, but a new study traces the name back even further, to 8th or 9th century Ireland.

[DRA] Collegium Of The White Mountain

The Shire of Mynydd Gwyn are delighted to invite all who would wish to learn new skills or teach to a collegium to be held at the 14th century manor house of Tretower. There will be all manner of classes, fencing, archery and dancing.

[NOR] Haire Affaire

Liars, Cheats and Thieves...This is not the Haire Affaire You're Looking For. Come join us!  Saturday April 2, 2011at the Marathon Park Youth Building in Wausau, Wisconsin. Hosted by the Shire of Falcon's Keep.

[ART] Feast of St. Pyre

On April 23, 2011 in the Shire of Cote du Ciel there will be a festival in honor of our beloved saint, Pyre.
Add the Feast of St. Pyre to your event circuit this year!

[AET] Iron Comet

Warriors of Æthelmearc! Here is a chance to test your mettle with sword, rapier, axe, and bow! Are you up to the challenge of being the Iron Comet champion? If so, come join us on April 30, 2011 in the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands at the Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsman's Club (505 Mosside Boulevard, North Versailles, PA 15137-2552).

[ANS] Elfsea Defender

Alejandro and Amalia, Baron y Baronesa Octavo de Elfsea, invite one and all to Their First Elfsea Defender, on the first weekend of April, Anno Societatis XLV (2011 AD).

[ATL] Spring Crown Tournament

The Barony of Black Diamond has the distinct honor and pleasure to invite one and all to pastoral lands near the "Kings Dominion" to bear witness to the most important and prestigious tournament held in our Kingdom - Their Majesties' Spring Crown Tournament.

Genetic blood disorder may explain tragedy of Henry VIII

According to a new study, multiple miscarriages and dramatic personality transformation may be linked to a genetic condition related to the blood group carried by King Henry VIII of England.

The villainous King John

In an extensive article for BBC News Magazine, Tom Geoghegan looks at what makes King John of England the classic "pantomime villain."

Quintavia Hafla: "What a party there was!"

“The Hafla is my favorite event because they get the sights and smells right,”  said  SCA member Janet Johnston about a recent event in the Shire of Quintavia (East Kingdom). Rebecca Alty of The Item spent the day at the Hafla and reported her experience.

March 30th

Three offered Peerages at Midrealm Candlemas

Duke Brannos O'Irongardail reports that at the recent Candlemas event, Their Majesties Ullr and Annalyse of the Middle Kingdom chose to offer elevation to three of Their subjects.

Medieval beaver to be reintroduced in Wales

The beaver, extinct in Wales since the 12th century, is being reintroduced to Machynlleth, Wales. The European beaver was prized for its fur and the medicinal qualities of its glands.

16th century defenses discovered at Stirling Castle

Renovation work for the gift shop at Scotland's historic Stirling Castle has unearthed the castle's 16th century defenses, which were built using the latest techniques around 1540. The defences were demolished during modernization in the 18th century.

Golden Rivers Championship photos online

Lady Aine de Lacy reports that she has created an album of photos from Golden Rivers Championships, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West.

March 29th

"Strange Sports" in Billings, Montana

In an article in a series on "Strange Sports," Donna Healy of the Billings Gazette (Billings, Montana) discusses SCA armored and rapier combat. “It’s just who’s the toughest guy, but in the most chivalrous way,” said Jeffrey Ford, a marshal in charge of safety. (photo)

Baroness Eularia Trewe inducted into the Order of the Pelican

Baroness Eularia Trewe, Vicereine of the Crown Province of Ostgardr in the East Kingdom, was inducted into the Order of the Pelican at Mudthaw in the Barony of Settmour Swamp recently.

6th century Ethiopian manuscript identified in Minnesota

A theology student has discovered the second-oldest known Ethiopic Old Testament at Saint John’s University in Minnesota (USA). The manuscript dates to the 6th century.

March 28th

Alberta kids learn about the Middle Ages from library demo

"[Initially] it was really strange people who thought history was much more interesting than real life," said Mark Traub about the early SCA during an interview with William Stodalka of the Cold Lake Sun (Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada).

Chieftains 2011 photos online

Eowyth þa Siðend and Hrothgar report that they have created several albums of photos from Chieftains, which took place February 26, 2011 in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available on Picasaweb and Flickr.

Instructors needed for for AnTir/West War

Baroness Alina, Co-coordinator for Arts and Sciences for AnTir/West War is seeking instructors willing to teach at the upcoming War.

Backyard catapult

Instructables website offers parents the chance to be heroes to their kids by building a small, functional catapult in three hours from materials at the hardware store.

March 27th

Rainy day prompts "chance discovery" of Roman inscription

A rainy day visit by a family to Roman sites in northern England has led to the discovery of an inscribed sandstone fragment dating to Roman times. Lisa Langford spotted the stone after it had been uncovered by heavy rains.

Photos of Atenveldt A&S entries at Estrella War XXVII online

THLord Raven Mayne, Atenveldt Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences, reports that he has created an album of photos from the Estrella War XXVII A&S Competition.