Archive - 2011

November 25th

Bjorn Palsson elevated to Pelican in the Outlands

Furukusu Masahide, Blue Iris Herald for the Kingdom of the Outlands, reports that Their Majesties recently offered elevation to Bjorn Palsson.

[ATL] Atlantian Winter University

Barony of Sacred Stone plays host to Atlantian Winter University March 3, 2012 in the Barony of Sacred Stone.

[AET] Delftwood Yule

We would like to invite you all to join the Barony of Delftwood in celebrating the upcoming Yuletide Season!  We will be holding our revelry on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at St Peter & Paul Orthodox Church Bingo Hall, 402 N Lowell Ave., Syracuse, NY 13204. 

[WES] St. Stephan's Day

The Shire of Pavlok Gorod is pleased to welcome you to our annual St. Stephan's day event.

[ATE] Yule Revel

Picture this, it's the longest night of the year and how are you going to spend it? By reveling with your friends and family of course, but watch out for the trickster, can you guess who he is?

[DRA] Midwinter Feast

The Canton of Unikankare invites all to celebrate the traditional Midwinter Feast with us. This year the End is near! The possible end of the never ending tournament Nordic 1000 may come as soon as Midwinter Feast.

[ART] Cote du Ciel Shire Birthday

Our next Birthday Celebration will be Saturday, December 3, 2011.

[DRA] Insulae Draconis Coronet Tournament

The Shire of Harplestane is delighted to invite one and all to Insulae Draconis’ Fifth Coronet Tournament.

[DRA] Northern Frankmark Fighters Practice XVII

Northern Frankmark Fighters Practice XVII in the Shire of Aventiure, Canton in the Barony of Knight´s Crossing

[CAI] Medieval Marketplace

Yuletide gifts abound! Come find the perfect gift for that special Lord or Lady! Once again Heatherwyne's Annual Medieval Marketplace will showcase Caid's finest Merchants with a day-long event featuring Arts, Demos, Crafting, String Thing (Fiber Playday), Fighting and socializing.

[ART] Yule Revel and Tourney

Your fair cousins in the Shire of Stan Wyrm invite you to join us at our Yule Revel and Tourney for St. Nicholas. It will be held December 3, 2011 at The Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. 600 3rd Ave., N, Great Falls, MT.

[LOC] Mid-Summer Fools Revel

Abertridwr presents Mid-Summer Fools Revel

[LOC] Harvest Feast

A Harvest Feast will be held to honour Baronial Champions past and Present. Fighters of the kingdom are invited to contest for the positions of River Haven Baronial Champion in Heavy, Rapier and Archery.

ShadowCon XVI

Winter is coming!! Who wants to fight in the cold? What if you could play in the warmth for a whole weekend? And besides, what is there to do right after New Year's?

[NOR] Twelfth Night

The Shire of Schattentor will be hosting Twelfth Night celebration on January 7, 2012.  The theme of the occasion is Feasting, Frolicking, and Fools.

[LOC] Newcomers' Feast

A feast to welcome the Newcomers to the Colleges of Saint Basil the Great and Saint Lazarus. Come and experience the food and festivities of the Medieval and Renaissance era.

[ATE] Northern Yule

The Holly King reigns over our land as the fading light struggles to shine upon a snow whitened landscape. At the base of Granite Mountain there is a great and enchanted forest, the bare branches bedecked in brilliant diamonds of ice twinkling in the starry night.

[OUT] Santa Lucia

When the nights are long and dark, the Barony of al-Barran invites you to join us in our celebration of the Festival of Lights to brighten your spirits and get you ready for the holiday season.

First church in Peru found

Peruvian and Spanish archaeologists recently used historical documents from an archive in Spain to help locate the site of Peru's oldest Roman Catholic church near Piura on the country's northern coast. The church was built in 1534.

November 24th

"Mysterious" Silk Road city found

Chinese archaeologists believe they have discovered evidence of an important Silk Road city which disappeared in the 3rd century CE.

Legacy of Lions photos online

Lady Sara de la Val reports that she has created an album of photos from Legacy of Lions which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

Archaeologists apply for funding at West Cumbrian site

A team of archaeologists led by Grampus Heritage has applied for UK£200,000 in funding from the Heritage Lottery for a three-year project to escavate Roman remains at Cockermouth and Papcastle in West Cumbria, England where a building thought to be a Roman bath was recently discovered.

November 23rd

Gatalop photos online

Danielle and Aranwen of Willow Ford report that they have created an album of photos from Gatalop which took place recently in the Kingdom of Meridies. The photos are available on SmugMug and Facebook (public).

The Story of Beowulf

See Rathflaed, the Black Bard of Meridies, (Stephen Melvin) tell the tale of Beowulf in storybook fashion on YouTube. Click, click, click. The slightly-adult audio version of the book is read by the author.

SCAdians hope to send team to Battle of the Nations

Max Von Halstern has a dream: to send Team USA to take part in Battle of the Nations, "the full-contact, extremely authentic medieval martial arts tournament held in the Ukraine." A discussion is taking place on Facebook.

Farewell to Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey, noted science fiction and fantasy author, died Monday evening, leaving behind a legacy of some of the best-loved SF/fantasy novels. She is most famous for her Dragon Riders of Pern novel, and the series that followed, blending the two genres. She was 85 years old.

November 22nd

Caltontir Fall Festival photos online

Cathus reports that he has created an album of photos from Fall Festival which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available on Flickr.

Viking sunstone may no longer be the stuff of legend

According to Hrafns Saga in the 13th century, the mighty king used a sunstone to navigate in cloudy weather. This is one of several texts that list such artifacts as among the legendary Norse seafaring abilities. New research suggests that the sunstone may be a real navigational tool.

Fibonacci: How numbers helped shape the development of modern Western Europe

In 1202, life in western Europe was changed by the publication of Liber abbaci, a book by Leonardo of Pisa, known as Fibonacci, the first general-purpose book of arithmetic in the West, which "explained the 'new' methods in terms understandable to ordinary people."

Crusader inscription found in Arabic

A 13th century inscription written in Arabic has been translated and found to be a proclamation by Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. The inscription is thought to originally be from a wall in Jaffa, Israel. The inscription is the only known example of its kind.