Archive - Jan 17, 2012

[LOC] The Feast of Venus

Be it known that Venus, the Goddess of Love herself, invites you all to a celebration of romance and chivalry in the fair gardens of the Barony of Politarchopolis.

[ANT] Fimbulvinter Festival of Fools

It is time to shake off the chill of winter and join with friends for a day of revelry and feasting.  Please join the Canton of Silverhart on February 18, 2012 for our annual winter feast – Fimbulvinter! 

[ANS] Fall Ball in the Small Hall IV

With this email The Shire of the Shadowlands welcomes you to Fall Ball in the Small Hall IV: Bakers' Bransle!! It will be a day of games, classes, and combat followed by a European Ball in the evening of Saturday, January 28th, 10 am to 10 pm.

[DRA] Here Be Dragons

In the Shire of Adamastor (Cape Town, South Africa) our largest event is Here Be Dragons, up till the most recent occasion held in Spring - that is October-ish. Each year we run into difficulties with local timing and clashes and for some time have been discussing moving the event. In 2012 we will hold our first Here Be Dragons in late Summer/Autumn, that is March.

[EAS] Hrim Schola XVI

Hrim Schola has gone on the road!  The Shire of Quintavia welcomes you to Hrim Schola XVI, our annual schola celebrating the fiber arts. As is customary, classes will be scheduled throughout the day with enough time in between to enjoy Mistress Eleanor LeBrun's sideboard, shop and shmooze. 

[AET] Bears Event

Lo the bears be hiding deep in their winter's cave. We must be vigilant of the scourge far to the south. So let us set a course to the Northwest corner of Glorious AEthelmearc. Where here the Shire of Stormsport will once again host the pit to test your prowess.

[ATE] Great Helm Tournament

Tir Ysgithr's Historic Great Helm Tournament will be held on February 18 - 19, 2012 with a Feast on the evening of the 18th.

"Monks Trod" permanently closed

A medieval byway between two Welsh Cistercian abbeys, and walked by monks in the 12th century, has been damaged by modern traffic. The city councils of Powys and Ceredigion have banned all access, even walkers, from the path to preserve the ancient track.

[GLE] Fighter's Collegium

Please come and join us at Chicot State Park 3469 Chicot Park Road, Ville Platte, LA 7058 as we gather to sharpen are swords and or minds at Fighter's Collegium!

[EAL] Tournoi du Coeur deGlace

The Incepient Shire of Bastille Du Lac Presents Tournoi du Coeur deGlace. Sponsored by the Canton of Petra Thule January 28, 2012.

[ATL] Verses of the Stone

Come all citizens of Atlantia and of the Barony of Sacred Stone. The nobles and citizens of Middlegate invite you to join us in a celebration of glorious Rome.

[MER] Midwinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2012

The Barony of the South Downs is proud to present Midwinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2012
Saturday Only January 28, 2012 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

[AET] Regional Muster

Greetings all Fighters!  We wish to hold a Regional Muster with melee and one-on-one fighting Sunday Feb. 5th from 2-5pm at Marshall Elementary School's gym (same site as winter before last). 

[ATL] Ymir XXXVII & Baronial Investiture

The Barony of Windmasters’ Hill invite you to join us the weekend of February 17-19, 2012 for Ymir XXXVII and  Investiture of Maestre Callistus Gill and Dame Adriana la Bretonne as the 14th Baronage of Windmasters' Hill at the Betsy Jeff Penn 4H Center in Reidsville, NC.

[NOR] Northshield Crown Tournament

The Barony of Castel Rouge Presents The Northshield Crown Tournament of Prince Wulfgar
Von-Ostrand and Princess Devon Ffrench

[ART] Love Revel

Stan Wyrm announces Love Revel 18  February A.S XLVI (2012 Gregorian) 37th Anniversary of the Founding of Shire Stan Wyrm, Feast Day of Saint Valentine, A.S. XIX.

[AET] Candlemas

Tired of Twelfth nights? Come to Myrkfaelinn to celebrate Candlemas on January 28, 2012 from 10am to 10pm. Join us for fighting, fencing, and dancing, and bring a little light into your day with candle making.

[OUT] Winter Wolf & Blaiddwyn Masked Ball

In the wintery chill of January new champions will be forged, new legends will be made, and new frivolity will take place.

Jewish bread stamp found in Acre

In the Israeli city of Acre around 500 CE, Larry the Baker left his mark. A ceramic Byzantine bread stamp has been unearthed bearing the classic Jewish seven branch Menorah and the name "Laurentius" written out in Greek letters.

From hoodies and sneakers to armor and swords

Visitors to the first Antioch Invitational in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, were offered a glimpse of the Middle Ages when the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism demonstrated its skills at the Albion Fairgrounds. Reporter Mitch Thompson of the Maple Ridge Times has the story.