Archive - Apr 2011

April 14th

[ART] Spring Thaw

Come, join the Shire of Twae Linnes to welcome spring with an event for all. If you enjoy weapons flying in the air or clanking together then make your pilgrimage to Gooding Idaho on April 16, 2010.

[CAL] Lilies War XXV

War of the Lilies is an annual event held in the center of the Kingdom of Calontir in June. It has been said that Lilies is so much like a vacation, you may forget it is a war, and it is our hope to continue that tradition.

[OUT] St Sebastian's Archery

The St. Sebastian's Summer Archery Tournament is scheduled for this June, yes, June not July. As always our devious shoot master Eirikr will keep your bow strings humming.

[ATE] Bacchanal

It's time to don your chiton or toga again this spring with the College of Brymstonne! Springtime calls us with faint melodies of laughter and play. Soon the cozy warmth of the sun will have us basking in its beauty! And with April at its end, we celebrate May Day in the Roman tradition of the festival of Floralia!

[NOR] Northshield Officers' Day and Newcomer Seminar

Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr Presents: Kingdom of Northshield Officers' Day and Newcomer Seminar

[MER] Iris Faire

The Shire of Glaedenfeld invites all to our annual Iris Faire! The event will include a full day of fighting with our traditional Golden Iris and Silver Iris Tourneys.

[ATE] Wasteland Wars

As the warm dry winds "gently" blow across the high desert wasteland...the Shire of Windale brings you the Wasteland Games!

[OUT] Outlands Spring Coronation

The Winter King has maintained the strength of the Kingdom through the dark cold nights and terrible War. Spring has come and the Stags have fought to establish their Supremacy for the Summer Throne. A Victor has been declared and a new Consort will grace his side.

The sturdy skull of Simon of Sudbury

During the Peasants' Revolt in 1381, Simon Theobald, once Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of Canterbury, was beheaded outside the Tower of London. Now his mummified skull is being given the scientific treatment.

Castle life at bargain price

The economic downturn has left many European properties, including castles, available for purchase at bargain prices. (photo)

April 13th

Two receive Peerages in the West

His Majesty Jade, King of the West Kingdom, reports that two of His subjects were offered peerages during a blustery Crown Tournament on March 19, 2011.

Rudiger and Alyenora to be fourth Baron and Baroness of Ildhafn

Their Majesties Gabriel and Constanzia, King and Queen of Lochac, have announced that Rudiger and Alyenora are to be the fourth Baron and Baroness of Ildhafn.

Early music recording climbing the charts in Britain

The latest "hit" on British pop music charts is not a rap song, but a 450-year-old Italian Renaissance mass recorded by the British vocal group I Fagiolini.

Anglo-Saxon plough found in England

Parts of a 7th century "heavy plough" have been found in Kent, England. This discovery pushes back the first known instance of heavy plowing in England by several hundred years.

April 12th

More Gulf Wars 2011 photos online

Danielle, of Tor an Riogh in Gleann Abhann, reports that she has posted photos from Gulf Wars 2011. The photos are available on SmugMug.

Brush up on Magna Carta history

In preparation for celebration of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the BBC offers information about the historic document.

Math text book by Fibonacci up for sale

The math treatise Liber Abaci by Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, aka Fibonacci, is going up for aution in New York. The book is a 15th century copy of a 13th century original.

SCA author publishes fantasy novel

Douglas Hulick (Master Simon Morcar of the Kingdom of Northshield) has published his debut fantasy novel Among Thieves, a Tale of the Kin.

April 11th

Shire of Dragons Bay achieves Full Status

Bartholomew Baskin, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Lochac, reports that the Shire of Dragons Bay has been recognized as a Full Status group of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Ronin and Clare new Prince and Princess of Artemisia

Alan reports that His Lordship Ronin was the victor of the April 2, 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia. His Highness was inspired by Clare.

A joust in Washington

The latest advertisement for the Washington State Lottery is good enough to make you want to buy a ticket. (video)

Playing Seven-Sided Backgammon

Historical game expert Master Justin du Coeur shares a description and rules for Astronomical Tables, also known as "Seven-Sided Backgammon."

April 10th

SCAtoday.net moved to new server

Late Sunday evening, we completed migration to our new server.  If you are reading this, your ISP has found the new location.

Miles Fitz-Rauf winner of Spring 2011 Mists Coronet

Dame Christian de Holacombe reports that Miles Fitz-Rauf was the victor of the April 9, 2011 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of the Mists. Prince Miles was inspired in His endeavor by Dame Francesca von Hesse.

Lincoln Castle to remain home of the Magna Carta

The HM Courts Service reports that it has scrapped plans to move the Magna Carta from Lincoln Castle to another building inside the castle grounds now used by the crown court.

[ATE] Champions in the Pines

Their Excellencies and the Populace of the Barony of Granite Mountain would like to invite you to Champions in the Pines, the first Baronial Champions competition for the Seventh Wonder of Atenveldt. Please come up and enjoy a day of tournament.

[MID] Northern Oaken War Maneuvers XV

The Barony of the Cleftlands and The Shire of Falcon's Quarry present Northern Oaken War Maneuvers XV This Is Your Call To Action!

Fleas found guilty of spreading plague

A team of researchers, based at the University of Mainz in Germany, have confirmed that fleas were responsible for spreading the plague that wiped out over half of the population of 14th century Europe.

Great Western War 2010 photos online

Esmeralda of the Lakes reports that she has posted several photo albums from last year's Great Western War 2010. The albums are available on her website.

April 9th

New trends in Icelandic archeology

In a research paper for Scandinavian-Canadian Studies, Vol.16 (2005-6) Erin-Lee Halstad McGuire discusses new methodologies for studying the settlement and development of Iceland.