Archive - Sep 2011

September 30th

World's "most popular beverage" might have roots in Patagonia

15th century Bavarian lager beer may have an unlikely parentage: a blend of German yeast with one found in the beech forests of Patagonia in southern Argentina, and brought to Germany aboard European ships.

[ANS] Seawinds Defender XVI

We bid you join us as we choose our Defenders from amongst the Kingdom's finest. Let them come forth and show their best so that those that witness these deeds may be inspired.

[OUT] Stinking Desert Border Skirmish

Thus the battle call of Draca Mor rings out, calling those of stout heart to rally against the filth of the Dragon Wastes.  Come aid us as we determine by force of arms who shall clean up the ravages of Saint Ethyl, the Dragon.

[LOC] Feast of the Four Winds

It is with Great Humility that we do request thy most Gracious Company for the upcoming Feast of the Four Winds to be held in the Shire of Adora, where two Mighty Dragons do breathe fire, protecting the land and where resides the home of the Flametree.

[LOC] A Tournament of Roses / Festa del Amore

Ynys Fawr presents A Tournament of Roses / Festa del Amore February 11, 2012.

[LOC] Agaricus Masquerade Ball and Feast

You are invited to the 2nd Agaricus Masquerade ball and feast 22nd October 2011.

[EAL] Feast of the Hare 32

Caldrithig presents Feast of the Hare 32 Saturday, November 12, 2011

[LOC] Third Annual Chess Challenge and Tourney

The Barony of Stormhold is proudly hosting the third Chess Challenge! The Shires of Arrowsreach and Borderscros will be defending their titles of Champions of Chess. All challengers on the field of battle and chess are welcome. All Newcomers welcome.

[CAL] Winternights

The College of Bellewode invites you to Winternights October 22, 2011

[ATE] Dragon's Horde

The Barony of Tir Ysgithr is in need of your help! The Dragon has sent an emissary and his threat is dire. He plans to attack our scientists and artisans at the upcoming Science Exposition.

Druid pleads for "founding fathers" of Stonehenge

In 2008, the remains of 40 bodies, thought to be at least 5,000 years old, were removed from Stonehenge for scientific study. Recently, in court, a Druid named King Arthur Pendragon pleaded to ''Let those we lay to rest, stay in rest."

[ATL] Bride of the Hawkwood Howl

The zombie outbreak having been quelled by valiant warriors gathered from near and far, Hawkwood has spent the year rebuilding. To celebrate the vanquished zombie threat that has darkened our autumn celebrations in years past, we open our list field to those who would gather and partake in feats of arms; we open our halls for the bards and the artists; and we make merry in a glorious feast.

[DRA] Yule Ball

Flintheath once again lifts the spirits with its great festival of Yule Ball where with light and flames and celebration we will banish the seasonal cold and darkness.

Estrella War: Pre-Reg at Events!

Pre-Registration Staff for Estrella War XXVIII reports that Pre-Registration for Estrella War XXVIII is now available.

September 29th

[EAL] Kingdom A&S

The Canton of Greyfells presents Kingdom A&S 19 November 2011

[ATL] Holiday Faire

Holiday Faire approaches! What to do? Shop, of Course! Come join the Barony of Stierbach for a day of Shopping, Heavy and Rapier fighting, Shopping, Archery, and more Shopping.

[GLE] Knight's Academy - Dragoun's Weal

Knight’s Academy is October 14 - 16, 2011 at Woodmen of the World, Hattiesburg , MS 39401. Join the Shire of Dragoun’s Weal for discussions of chivalric virtues, classes, and fighting – Lots and Lots of Fighting.

[ATL] Transylvanian Travesty

The year grows older and the cold winds blow. Soon the curtain between the worlds will thin, and ghoulies and ghosties and long legged beasties will go thump in the night. Unearth your favorite terrifying tale, and join the Bright Hills for a day of companionship, contests,  fighting, storytelling, zombie hunting, and wondrous food.

[WES] Baroness' Masked Ball

By the pricking of my thumb, something wicked this way comes.  It is LUST, and ENVY.  ANGER and VANITY.  GREED, GLUTTONY, and PRIDE.  The Seven Deadly Sins are making their way to Darkwood's Baroness' Masked Ball!

[CAL] Queen’s Prize

Queen’s Prize - In Honor of Her Majesty: Patroness of the Arts & Sciences

Making a Finnish Viking dress

Satu Hovi offers techniques for creating a Finnish Viking dress on her website. The article includes research on the Eura dress and her replica from Luistari cemetery in Eura, grave 56.

[DRA] Yuletide University XI

Glen Rathlin is proud to announce that it will be holding the eleventh Yuletide University XI from 25th to 27th of November, 2011 at Crawfordsburn Scout Camp, 20 Bridge Row South, Helen’s Bay, Co Down, BT19 1JT.

[AET] Archers to the Wald

The Canton of Steltonwald invites one and all to come and shoot your bow and arrows at this year's Archers to the Wald.

[EAS] Saint Eligius/Baronial Birthday 2011

The Barony of Dragonship Haven cordially invites all artisans, performers, musicians, brewers, craftsmen, and interested parties to attend and to participate in the Saint Eligius Arts and Sciences Competition and Display 2011 to be held concurrently with Baronial Birthday.

[LOC] One House Divided: A Tale Of Two Cities

You are invited to the palace of the Doge of Venice to witness the end of a long standing dispute between the widow Sammicheli of Venice and Fortunato of Florence. As it is an Italian feast of 1585, expect intrigue, plotting, bloodshed, poisonings, mayhem and murder. As well as lots of good food.

[OUT] Stag's Con

Stag's Con is the yearly training event for the Outlands, and features training sessions from the entire Outlands officer staff. It is open to all citizens, be they officers or just interested in the processes of the group. 

[OUT] Heraldic Tourney and Heraldry Consultations

October 2nd, Sunday at al-Barran's Fighter Practice Heraldic Tourney and Heraldry Consultations

[OUT] Toys For Tots

If you reflect on your own life and recall what it meant to receive a toy at Christmas, you cannot help but realize the positive impact that a new toy had on your life. Concurrently, you can imagine how devastating it would have been to receive nothing while all your friends received a new toy.

Gothic Wars XX photos online

Lady Sara de la Val reports that she has posted an album of photos from Gothic Wars XX, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The album is available on Flickr.

[WES] A&S Day and Baronial Business Meeting

The leaves are turning and it's time once again to consider indoor pursuits. On Saturday October 8, 2011 Selviergard will host an A&S Day coupled with fighter practice and hold a Baronial business meeting at Bodenburg Baptist.