Archive - Apr 2012

April 18th

Balfar's Challenge photos online

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from Balfar's Challenge 2012, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on her PicasaWeb site.

Coronation Ordo of Kenric & Avelina, King & Queen of the East

The Coronation of TRM Kenric and Avelina, King and Queen of the East, was held on April 14, AS 46 (2012). The ceremony was an experiment in presenting as authentic a coronation as could be managed within the restraints of SCA rules and customs. The service used at the coronation of King Aethelread II in 978 was followed as closely as possible.

SCA Member Wins Fechtschule America 2012 Longsword Tournament

Rob Hunter (Lord Dietrich von Stroheim, of Atlantia) won the 2012 Franco-Belgian Guild Rules Invitational Longsword Tournament, sponsored by Fechtschule America. The tournament was held in Houston, Texas, starting on March 16th.

April 17th

Vivant to Paul and Aryanhwy, heirs of Drachenwald at spring crown tourney, AS 46

This past month saw the succession of the kingdom of Drachenwald assured, with the tournament held in the incipient shire of Deepdene under Wychwood (outside Manchester, England).

Behind-the-scenes look at the treasures of the Mary Rose

Take in inside look at the artifacts recovered from the Tudor ship the Mary Rose with BBC South Today's Sally Taylor and historic weapon expert and actor Robert Hardy in a BBC video clip.

Henry VI Psalter Now Online

A fully digitized version of The Psalter of Henry VI has been added to the British Library's ongoing project of digitizing some of their manuscript treasures.

April 16th

Dragoslava Vladislasa doch, of Borealis placed on vigil at Winter War

Her Ladyship Cristiana de Huntington, Court Coordinator to TRM Ieuan and Gwyneth, reports that Their Majesties of An Tir placed Dragoslava Vladislasa doch, of Borealis on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

[ART] Gallow Games

The Shire of Crystal Crags in Artemisia invites one and all to our Annual Gallow Games.

This is our yearly Archery and Arts and Science championships event.

See details on the Kingdome of Artemesia website.

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Lord Sythe Fletcher

More historic Ealdormere photos from Eirik Andersen

Ealdormere photographer and webmaster Eirik Andersen continues the re-location of his galleries of historic photos. This set includes albums from 2004, 2006 and 2008.

British universities come together to study Vikings

"Experts coming together to pass on their knowledge to students in the beautiful environments of Oxford and Kirkwall - what could be better?" said Dr Donna Heddle, director of the Orkney-based Centre for Nordic Studies about the collaboration of scottish and English universities on Viking studies.

Summer Was Deadly for Tudors

Recent research indicates that summertime produced the most fatal accidents during the 16th century.

April 15th

'Tis what it's all about

Dancers and poets alike will enjoy reading the efforts of Jeff Brechkin, who took on the challenge by the "Washington Post Style Invitational contest that asked readers to submit 'instructions' for something (anything), but written in the style of a famous person."

Hurricane reveals Roman city

A destructive sea storm early in 2012 in Burgas, Bulgaria, on the Black Sea, caused damaged to the waterfront, but also unearthed a previously unknown Roman city. Archaeologists will seek funding for further investigation.

Riding with the Atenveldt Equestrians

Combat, both armored and equestrian, is alive and well in the Kingdom of Atenveldt - Arizona in the modern world. recently reporter Kristy Siefkin, of the Fox News affiliate in Phoenix, met with members of the SCA to discuss combat and armoring. (video)

Renaissance stove subject of V & A ceramics restoration class

In an article for the Victoria and Albert Museum, Senior Ceramics and Glass Conservator Fi Jordan shares photos and commentary on a student project to clean a 16th century, free-standing ceramic stove. (photos)

April 14th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for April 2012

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for April 2012.

Duke Timmur Jochan winner of Spring 2012 Crown Tourney in Artemisia

Bianca reports that Timmur Jochan, inspired by Saige verch Laurens, was the winner of the April 7, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

THL Raven Mayne on vigil in Atenveldt

Mistress Turrel reports that Their Majesties Craven and Elzbieta, of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, have placed THL Raven Mayne on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel.

April 13th

[WES] Beltane Coronation

Their Majesties invite one and all to come and bear witness to the coronation of Their heirs. Come celebrate the grand traditions of the West with courts, arts & sciences, fighting, singing, dancing, and archery.

[EAL] Spring Coronation

The Coronation of Edward II and Rylyn II, Spring Coronation – Date – Saturday, April 28, 2012. Hosted by the Kingdom of Ealdormere

[DRA] Fight and Food Festival

Depedene under Wychwood would like to invite you to a festival of food and fighting, consisting of war practice for both heavy and light in preparation for Raglan and a meeting of minds, ingredients and skills on behalf of the cooks.

[WES] Spring Pas d'Armes

The Knowne World is invited to participate in a weekend celebrating the Nine Worthies on the Field of Honor at the Selviergard Spring Pas d'Armes. 

[WES] Fool's Tourney

Please join the Barony of Rivenoak for our annual Fool's Tourney, Sunday, April 15, 2012 at One Mile (in Bidwell Park) in Chico. 

"Hunger Games" creates interest in archery

The hit film The Hunger Games, whose heroine is proficient with a bow, has sparked interest in the sport of archery.

[CAI] Potrero War

Potrero War is an SCA corporate event put on by the members of the society. Attendees at Potrero War are there as guests of the Barony of Calafia.

Pre-Registration and Land Allocation are now OPEN! Land allocation will remain open until 11:59 PM on May 15, and pre-registration will remain open until 11:59 PM on May 5.

[ATL] Hawkwood Baronial Birthday

With Spring in full blossom and the sun's tender glow chasing away the chill of the past winter, it's time to celebrate the return of warm weather and the birthday of the Barony of Hawkwood! We invite you all to join us for a weekend of fun and frolic and tons and tons of fighting!

[CAI] Starkhafn 30th Anniversary

The Barony of Starkhafn will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary from April 27-29, 2012 at Petrick Park in Pahrump, NV

[ART] Arabian Nights

And so it was written in the words of the Sage that in the far southern lands a marvelous event should occur. There by the river, which the Franks call Caerth, would appear the marvelous city of Amhar. It's walls formed of wind, it's towers of sand and sun.

[ATE] Wasteland Games

With war behind us we are left with a hollow lonely feeling in our hearts, not to mention some knots and bruises in our muscles. Come join us in Windale on April 14, 2012 we can’t help with the knots and bruises, but we can help lift your spirits with some great spoofs on some well known games.

[ANS] Castellan

Come join us May 4 , 2012 – May 6, 2012 for a weekend of fellowship, food and fun as we live out our dream and choose our newest heroes and Castellan.