Archive - Aug 2011

Pennsic XL Closing Court photos online

THL Rowena of the Sleepy Unicorn has posted a wonderful album of photos from Closing Court at Pennsic War XL.

Discoveries at Ribãt da Arrifana offer insight into 12th century Islam

For ten years, archaeologists have been excavating the Islamic convent/fortress near Aljezur, Portugal. recent discoveries include "a mosque, 21 burials and a funerary head stone with an Arabic inscription," all of which have added to the impressive site.

A Noble Contest at Pennsic

Conde Fernando Rodriguez de Falcon of the Kingdom of Calontir relates a tale from Pennsic War XL involving the Crowns of Calontir and Northshield, a game of Angry Birds Badminton, beer, bacon, and a bottle of Boone's Farm Fuzzy Navel.

Reivers ride for charity

During the Middle Ages, the Border Reivers rode the lands between England and Scotland, stealing livestock and wreaking havoc with ruthless abandon. Now, their modern versions are riding to raise money for wounded British soldiers.

August 30th

An Tir subjects recognized as Peers

THL Angharad Albanes reports that at the July 2011 Coronation Courts of Their Majesties Thorin and Dagmaer of the Kingdom of An Tir, Their Majesties recognized a number of Their subjects as Peers of the Realm.

Making linen napkins

Those who would like to update their feast gear may want to take a look at the Fabric Store's article How to Make Your Own Linen Napkin, a simple project with detailed directions.

Roman child's grave found in Dorchester

Wessex Archaeology has been called in to oversee archaeological activities at the Charles Street development in Dorchester, England after the discovery of a child's grave dating to Roman times.

Pennsic XL photos online

Cateline la broderesse of the East Kingdom reports that she has created two albums of photos from Pennsic XL. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

A&S shines at Pennsic XL

There is more to the Pennsic War than battles. Lady Mary of Montevale, Features Reporter for the Pennsic Independent, visited the A&S Exhibit at Pennsic 40 and spoke with some of the artisans. (photos)

August 29th

Columbus' actions "greatest event in the history of life since the death of the dinosaurs"

How did Christopher Columbus really change history? Not by the "discovery" of the New world, but by ecological convulsion, the exchange of plants, animals and diseases between the two continents. Such is the premise of Charles C. Mann's new book 1493.

Letter from the Chair of the Board of Directors

Leslie Vaughn, Chairman, Board of Directors, SCA, Inc., addresses a variety of topics covered at the recent BoD Meet 'n Greet at Pennsic XL.

Tigers take Field Battle for last point of Pennsic XL

DonalBane of Blakmers, Battlefield Reporter for the Pennsic Independent at Pennsic 40, reports that the East Kingdom and allies were victorious in the final battles of the War.

St. Hubert’s Rangers featured in Field and Stream

On its website, Field and Stream features St. Hubert’s Rangers, a small group which re-enacts "medieval hunting as closely as is possible in the 21st century, adopting the personae of nobles, huntsmen and foresters of the middle ages."

August 28th

700th anniversary of Battle of Bannockburn to be marked with a celebration

Stirling, Scotland is gearing up to commemorate the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, which saw Robert the Bruce's victory over the English on 24 June 1314.

The other big war

While the war between the East and the Middle raged on, another battle is took place near Hanover Germany, this one for a conquest of an mythical land. The Conquest of Mythodea claims to be the world's largest LARP.

[MID] Fenix Baronial Championships

Mark your calendars for Sept. 3rd and please join us at the Baronial Championships in the Barony of Fenix (Cincinnati, OH area). Gaming, A&S, Archery, Heavy Weapons, Rapier, Market, Potluck Feast!

[CAL] King’s Companie of Archers

King’s Companie of Archers September 10 – 11, 2011 Hosted by the Shire of Calanais Nuadh

[AET] Summer's End

Come celebrate the closing of the glorious season at this year's Summer's End - Gion Festival - on Saturday, September 10th, 2011 in the Canton of Beau Fleuve, Barony of the Rhydderich Hael.

[LOC] Riverhaven Baronial Championship

Come Shoot Our Dam Ducks! 9-11th September 2011 Dalysford Rd, Tirroan, via Gin Gin

Robert de'la Trinity the Chickenheartrd placed on vigil for Pelican

THL Krystene of Blatha An Oir reports that Their Majesties Thorin and Dagmaer of the Kingdom of An Tir have placed THL Robert de'la Trinity the Chickenheartrd on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

August 27th

[MER] Coronation of Kenneth and Sabine

The Barony of Bryn Madoc invites you to join us for the The Coronation of Kenneth and Sabine, September 9-11, 2011

[MID] All about the Arts and Sciences

Saturday October 1, 2011 The Shire of Baile na Scolairi pays homage to creativity: All about the Arts and Sciences A Medieval Makers Faire!

[MID] Rendezvous at the Bridge XXII

The Shire of Riviere Constelle presents Rendezvous at the Bridge XXII October 7-9 2011

[LOC] Aneala Baronial Championship

The populaces is invited to join the Baron and Baroness at their beach side villa to witness the contests of skill to choose the next Baronial Champions. Day rates are available on request.

[ANT] Midhaven Harvest Feast

The Shire of Midhaven has had a plentiful harvest and we invite you to share of it at our Harvest Feast on Saturday, November 19, 2011. The feast will be in the Early European fashion in honor of our newest and only Midhaven Knight, Sir Thorkell.

Discovery of coins pushes boundary of Roman England westward

A cache of Roman coins found by metal detectorists has lead to the discovery of a large Roman settlement near Devon, England. This pushes the known boundaries of the Roman empire in England further west.

[NOR] Northshield Coronation

The Shire of Rokeclif Invites you to attend the Coronation of Vladimir Radescu and Petranella Fitzallen of Weston September 10, 2011 as XLVI (46)

[EAL] Day of Dance

This is a chance to learn dances to dance at events, have some fun in the sun, get to know the dance people better, and have fun.

[ANS] Bring Out Your Dead

1352, after five full years of death and devastation due to the “Black Plague” the cries of Bring out your dead are slowly fading. Venetian society has been thrown into chaos, economies have crumbled, art and literature have taken a turn for the gruesome and bizarre and the working class has begun to voice dissatisfaction with their daily wages.

[ART] Regional Fighter Practice

The Shire of SilverKeep is hosting a regional fighter practice on September 11, 2011, at the Bozeman Pond from 9am to 7pm.