Archive - Jul 2011

July 21st

Painted pottery at West Kingdom A&S

Tangwystyl reports that she has posted an album showcasing Spanish pottery painted at her class at A&S and June Crown in the Kingdom of the West.

[CAL] Feast of Eagles

The Shire of Cúm an Iolair welcomes you to Feast of Eagles July 23, 2011

[DRA] Brueghel Fair

Come one and all to Brueghel Fair September 23 - 25 September in the Shire of Polderslot!

[WES] Cooking Workshop

Our next cooking workshop is this coming Saturday, July 23, 2011. It will be at our house--3806 Williams Road, San Jose--and start at 2:00.

[LOC] Lion and Lambs

The Shire of Dragon's Bay in Western Australia presents Lion and Lambs, August 14, 2011.

[ATE] Ren Man/Woman

The time has come for all ye rogues, pirates, privateers and to their counterparts of the academy and great schools of defense to rise and answer the call of the premier indoor Rapier event in the kingdom.

[ATE] Masquerade Murders

Venice.  A city that evokes a rich tapestry of romance, good food, festive music, and deep international intrigue... 

[MID] Pounce X

Come join us for a weekend full of Heavy and Rapier Fighting, Archery, Thrown Weapons, A&S Competition, Hound Coursing, Gaming, Artisan’s Row, Classes and a Feast

Reading - and "dueling" - with knights

It was a “A Midsummer Knight’s Read” at Wauconda Area Public Library in Wauconda, Illinois when members of the Shire of Ravenslake visited the library to kick off its summer reading club program. (photos)

[WES] Rivenoak Championship

I wish to invite all of you to Twain California on September 9-11, 2011 and help our newly suckered....er....elected Baron and Baroness of Rivenoak in their first ever Championship. (Which by the way will be a whole 3 weeks after they step up)

[LOC] Innilgard Cut and Thrust Tournament

Time to try our skill at Cut and Thrust fencing. The Innilgard Cut and Thrust Tournament will be held on 18th September, 2011.

[ART] Harvest War XXII

Harvest War XXII - September 15-18, 2011

Hearthwarming

Tis time our dear friends to relax and let go and to put up your feet and bask in the glow. Mother Nature in her due time has carved a wonderful scene, that this shire, dear friends, would be remiss to not let her work gleam. We invite you dear friends and traveling kin to come see the glory of the event Hearthwarming brings.

[ATE] Mons Tonitrus Baronial A&S Competition

Unto the artisans, alchemists, armourers, brewers, cobblers, cooks, musicians, potters, scribes, weavers and those skilled with needle, song, or craft: TE Baron Heinrich Loescher & Baroness Juliana la Caminante de Navarra, of the Barony March of Mons Tonitrus do invite you to visit their fair lands for a day of feasting, classes, friendly competition and public display of the many arts and sciences which do bring honor and glory to our great kingdom of Atenveldt.

"Flood of people" settled England from Germanic lands

The British may have deeper German roots than previously believed. Archeologists and geneticists have recently shown that in post-Roman Britain, a few thousand German warriors may have overthrown the locals and replaced their Celtic languagewith their own.

July 20th

Same-gender couples welcomed to An Tir Champions Tourney Lists

Sunday morning, under an unseasonal July drizzle that brought mist rising from the hills, Viscount Sir William MacBrennan, inspired by Maestro Eduardo Francesco Maria Lucrezia and Mistress Ariel de Courtenay, fighting for her lady Sarah Patrick Stewart, Defender of the West, proudly entered the Champions list of An Tir.

Treadmill study shows fatigue from wearing medieval armour influenced battles

A British study that measured the effort it took to wear a suit of armor on a treadmill has determined that the suits were so exhausting to wear that it may have affected battle outcomes during the 15th century.

Banging heads in Asterix comics

European academics are concerned about the amount of violent brain traumas in the popular Asterix comics series, most dealt out by Asterix and Obelix themselves.

Round huts found at Vindolanda

The stream of interesting archaeological finds continues at Vindolanda, the Roman fort at Hadrian's Wall near Hexham, England, with the discovery of dozens of circular huts.

July 19th

In France, a man's home really is his castle

Sebastian de Varitault not only lives in a medieval castle, he lives in the castle that has been his family's home for 700 years. Chateau de Roquetaillade was built and expanded from the 11th through 14th centuries.

Known World Players founder offered Laurel

THL Tyzes Sofia, called Zsof, was placed on vigil for the Order of the Laurel at A Simple Day in the Country on July 16 by TRM Arch and Runa of the Midrealm.

Helewyse de Birkstad elevated at Baron Wars

Phillipe the Pilgrim reports that Their Majesties Arch and Runa of the Middle Kingdom have offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Mistress Helewyse de Birkstad.

Video project features "A Day in the SCA"

 "The SCA is about creativity, expression, education and community," Veronica Lacquement, known in the SCA as Domina Anastasia, explains in a new online video. Keith Shuman directed the seven-minute "A Day in the SCA" as his final project in a video production class at Portland Community College.

July 18th

Rowany Festival photos online

Thyri skjaldmaer, Webmistress for the Shire of Adora in Lochac, reports that she has posted an album of photos from Rowany Festival. The photos are available to view in PhotoBucket.

Peerages annouced at Lilies 25 Court

Master Andrixos, Co-Steward of Lilies War 25, reports that Their Majesties Anton and Isabeau placed four of Their subjects on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Peerage.

16th century Chinese bronze found in shipwreck off Mexico

A 16th century Chinese bronze in the form of a Foo Dog has been found off the Pacific coast of Baja, Mexico. The artifact is believed to come from the cargo of the galleon San Felipe which disappeared in 1576.

July 17th

Abe Akirakeiko and Ii Katsumori to be elevated at Pennsic

Otto and Katherine, Palatine Baron and Baroness of the Far West, have announced that Abe Akirakeiko and Ii Katsumori will be elevated to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of the West at the upcoming Pennsic War.

Welsh castle receives grant for visitor center

In 1282, Earl Henry de Lacy began building a castle in Wales. Now Denbigh Castle will undergo an extensive facelift, complete with a new visitor center, thanks to a UK£600,000 grant. (photo)

Two newest knights of Drachenwald: Armand d'Alsace and Måns Knutsson Kotte

In the days before Whitsunday, AS 46, at Drachenwald's Double Wars, one of this kingdom's premier camping events, two noblemen from the lands of Nordmark (mka Sweden) were invested as members of the Order of Chivalry.

What will the sinking of Venice mean to the world?

"Venice has become a museum city, no longer a residential one," said a Unesco director recently about the city threatened by rising sea levels. Jack Watkins of The Independent discusses the fate of the city.