Archive - Nov 2012

November 14th

Cateline la broderesse's photos from East Kingdom Fall 2012 Coronation

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created two albums of photos from the Fall 2012 Coronation of Edward and Thyra which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on her PicassaWeb site.

"Beautifully carved" Roman sarcophagus found in English garden

An eagle-eyed art expert is responsible for the discovery of a 2nd century Roman sarcophagus overgrown with plants in a Dorset, England garden. The "rare and beautifully carved" sarcophagus is expected to sell at auction for UK£50,000. (photo)

Rahil al-Sirhaan to join Order of the Laurel in Calontir

Jorunn reports that THL Rahil al-Sirhaan has been invited by Their Majesties Hirsch and Magdalena of the Kingdom of Calontir to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

November 13th

Two new Peers in Drachenwald

At Their recent Court at Crown Tourney, King Paul and Queen Aryanhwy of the Kingdom of Drachenwald offered admittance to the Peerage to two of Their subjects: Baron Gottfried Killianus and Count Lief Wolfsson.

Psychological profiling by the Vikings

Dr Tarrin Wills, from the Centre for Scandinavian Studies, believes that Vikings used their understanding of human psychology to "profile" possible trouble-makers. He recently presented his research at the British Science Festival.

20 Reasons to buy an SCA Membership & Renew if you Play

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan of the Kingdom of Atenveldt offers 20 reasons those who play in the SCA should purchase a membership.

Pyro's photos from Ansteorra Fall 2012 Coronation online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos taken by Pyro at the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

November 12th

Mystery of the Roman die solved

Over forty years ago, a little ivory cube was discovered in Frocester near Stroud, England. The cube was soon identified as a Roman die, and now, a mystery surrounding it has been solved: The game piece was crafted from elephant ivory. (photo)

Air New Zealand: the airline of Middle Earth

The folks at Air New Zealand prove their connection to Middle Earth and their sense of humor in a new safety video created to coincide with the release of the film The Hobbit.

Archers to the Wald 2012 photos online

Augusto G reports that he has created an album of photos from Archers to the Wald 2012 which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available on Photobucket.

November 11th

Roman cemetery could rewrite history of Roman Banwell

Construction on a UK£3.6million main between Banwell and Hutton, England is being held up while archaeologists investigate an unearthed Roman cemetery, possibly linked to a villa, containing a huge hoard of artifacts. (photos)

East Kingdom Fall 2012 Crown Tourney photos online

Brita reports that photos from Crown Tournament, which took place October 27, 2012 in the Shire of Endewearde, are now available to view online. The photos are posted on her Shutterfly website.

Sir Alonzio of the Peacemakers placed on vigil in AEthelmearc

Maistir Brandubh O Donnghaile, Silver Buccle Herald, reports that Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc have placed Sir Alonzio of the Peacemakers on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

November 10th

London burials surprise archaeologists

The discovery of over 500 skeletons, some dating to the Middle Ages, has halted plans for the construction of a UK£20m leisure centre in south-east London. BBC London's Nick Beake has a video report.

Elizabethan tapestry reveals surprises

The recent cleaning of an Elizabethan tapestry map of the English Midlands has revealed some surprises including the Neolithic Rollright Stones and "cottages nestled among the trees." The tapestry will be used as part of the British Museum's Shakespeare: Staging the World. (photo)

November 9th

Archaeologists find evidence from "one of the saddest hours in Scottish history"

An archaeology team in Stracathro, Scotland were working on a Roman fort when they discovered something very interesting: The possible ruins of the church where John Balliol abdicated his throne to Edward I in 1296.

Amos and Ysabela new Prince and Princess of Atlantia

The news has come down that Amos the Pious was the victor of the November 3, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Ysabela.

Free Renaissance eBook

Once per month, the University of Chicago Press offers a free eBook download. The book for November 2012 is How to Do It: Guides to Good Living for Renaissance Italians by Rudolph M. Bell (c. 1999).

November 8th

Estrella War: Merchant Fee Reduced

Mistress Eden Blacksmith, Estrella XXIX Merchant Coordinator, has announced that merchant fees for the War have been reduced.

[DRA] Games for the Throne

When the days become longer, when the nights are getting cold, when even the King may take a rest from his journey, it is all about having a good feast and to enjoy some games. As there is winter and summer, day and night, light and darkness, there will two groups of people competing, symbolized by the colours of the King’s game: black and white.

[DRA] Nordmark Coronet Tournament

On the 14th to the 16th of December, Aros will hold Nordmarks Principality Coronet Tournament in Järlåsa bygdegård. Prince Brendan and Princess Niamh invites the people of Nordmark to participate in and bear witness of the tournament that will determine Their heirs!

[MER] Kingdom Fighters Colligium

Fighting!  Classes, melees, and pickups galore! Armour inspection opens at 9AM on Saturday. We will run some warmup exercises and melees to get everyone moving. And then, at 11AM the classes start.

[NOR] Fighter Symposium and Regional Fight Practice III

Fighter Symposium and Regional Fight Practice III. December 1st, 2012, 9am to 5pm. Sponsored by: Barony of Carraig Ban & The Canton of Foxvale

[MID] Yule Feast XVI

Come join us for a day of Merriment, Feasting, Classes, and Challenges to ring in the holiday season as their Excellencies, Raffaele and Margherita, chime in this glorious season by selecting new Rapier, and A&S Champions for the upcoming year.

[LOC] On Ilkla Moor

On Ilkla Moor, is a specialist campfire cooking event, where we will re-create ancient recipes using authentic techniques.(And by "we" we mean you too!)

[WES] Winter Coronet and Investiture

As the cold winter winds of the Arctic take hold, Their Highnesses Varyag and Trava, Prince and Princess of Oertha, invite one and all to bear witness to the selection of Their Heirs by right of combat and Their Investiture the following day.

[WES] Feast of the Appreciative Populace

The Feast of the Appreciative Populace will bring together larger elements of The Feast of the Immaculate Conception which began in the seventh century to honor the day Mary was conceived. Attendees are invited honor all Ladies instead of one specifically. 

[ART] Andalusian Ball

The Barony of Arn Hold invites one and all to a celebration of life in Al-Andalus during the early Middle Ages at our annual Ball.   This year, we have added some new and exciting activities for your enjoyment.

[CAL] 59th Calontir Crown Tournament

Join us as the Heirs of Calontir are revealed, and the future of the Kingdom is assured!

Northshield Fall 2012 Crown Tourney photos

Edwin reports that he has created an album of photos from the Fall 2012 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Northshield. The photos are available on Flickr.