Archive - May 2012

May 26th

Archaeologists hope to find Roman suburb in Northampton

Archaeologists in Northampton, England are set to excavate a site that may reveal 1,000 years of local history, from the Iron Age through the end of the Roman period. They believe the site might have been a suburb of the Roman city of Duston.

Lilla aet Sceaphylle placed on vigil in Oertha

Mistress Sorcha Careman reports that Their Majesties of the Kingdom of the West have placed Lady Lilla aet Sceaphylle on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

May 25th

"Historical facts" bebunked - with humor

Do you like your history in small doses - and with a sense of humor? If so, you will appreciate C.G.P. Grey's 5 Historical Misconceptions Rundown, a video posted on YouTube, which debunks five historical "facts."

Stefan's Florilegium updates for May 2012

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for May 2012.

Vlad and Kalisa new Heirs in Atlantia

Lord Mungo Napier reports that Vladimir Ivanovich Aleksandrov was the victor of the May 5, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia. His Highnesswas inspired by Kalisa Aleksandrovna.

May 24th

Estrella War 2013 A&S Competition Category Descriptions

THL Raven Mayne, KMoAS for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, reports that the The Estrella War 29 A&S Competition Page is now online.

[DRA] Nibelungen War XIV

“Uns ist in alten Mæren wunders vil geseit
von Helden lobebæren, von grôzer arebeit,
von freuden, hôchgezîten, von weinen und von klagen,
von küener recken strîten muget ír nu wunder hœren sagen“.

Four placed on vigil at AEthelmearc War Practice

Maistir Brandubh Donnghaile, Silver Buccle Herald for the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, reports that Their Majesties Andreas and Kallista have placed four of Their subjects on vigil to contemplate elevation to Peerages. The vigiling took place May 19, 2012 at AEthelmearc War Practice.

[EAS] East Kingdom Thrown Weapons University

Come one, come all to the East Kingdom Thrown Weapons University!

[ATL] Dun Carraig's Nautical Event

The Mary Rose, one of Henry VIII's warships, was launched in 1511, and saw her last voyage in 1545. In honor of this majestic warship (WAR!), raise your sails and come visit Dun Carraig for a day of Nautical-themed fun (AVAST!)

[WES] June Crown- The Crucible

Come and join Their Majesties in celebrating the selection of Their Right and Noble Heirs to the Western Crown. There will be A&S competitions as well as the Crown Tournament. Their Majesties have big plans for the Tournament.

[GLE] Summer Muster

Okay folks, in just a few short weeks, Summer Muster will be here!  If you are looking for melees, we've got 'em! Training? Got it!  Fellowship? Got it!

[WES] Knights Errant

Knights Errant Saturday June 2, 2012 - Bestwodeshire- Redding Ca 1pm

[GLE] Cracked Anvil

The weather forecast for Cracked Anvil is as follows: Mostly Sunny with a good chance of snow. Yes, we guarantee there WILL be snow... at least during feast. But you have to come to Cracked Anvil to get it. And you will first have to wade through the rest of the feast.

[NOR] Castle Fever

the Shire of Silfren Mere would love to have you join us at Castle Fever: The Siege of Hohenzollern Castle at the Edith Mayo Girl Scout Camp in Rochester, MN. 

[DRA] Ffair Rhaglen VIII

The Shire of Mynydd Gwyn is pleased to host one of the premier events in Insulae Draconis: come to fight, fence, shoot and dance to your heart's delight, on the grounds of a 15th century Welsh Borders castle.

[ANT] Springfest

We invite all to attend our annual Springfest event where the Champions of Wastekeep will be chosen by their skills on the field. We are looking for the best of the best to be our champion in Heavy Fighting, Rapier fighting and of Archery! 

[NOR] Rockhaven Archery Reloaded

The Shire of Rockhaven cordially invites everyone to join us on June 9, 2012 for a full day of Archery fun. Come walk the trail and sneak up on your foe or deliver a message to your Liege by attaching it to your arrow. We have challenges for all ages and skill levels planned throughout the day.

[WES] Spring Captaincy

Warmer weather is finally here and so is the time for tourneys!!!! Tourneys, do we ever have tourneys!!! Join us for our annual spring contest to choose a Captain for the Winter's Gate militia and a Rapier Commander for the Winter's Gate Cavaliers.

Rey and Miriel new Heirs to Gleann Abhann Throne

Isa reports that Rey RiBeaumont was the victor of the May 20, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. His Highness was inspired in his endeavor by Miriel du Bois.

May 23rd

Elizabethan medal illustrates explorers' influence

In a YouTube video, Neil MacGregor discusses a small silver medal commorating the 1577-80 around-the-world voyage of Sir Francis Drake. The video is part of the BBC program entitled Shakespeare's Restless World.(video)

Youth Choir at Pennsic 41

Lady Erlan Nordenskald reports that plans are afoot for a Youth Choir at Pennsic 41.

Pictures from Fool's Folly at Coppertrees

Dragos Pelikanos reports that he has created an album of photos from Fool's Folly which took place recently in the kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available to view on Google.

[MID] Northern Oaken War Maneuvers XVI

The Barony of the Cleftlands and The Shire of Falcon's Quarry present Northern Oaken War Maneuvers XVI June 8-10, 2012

SCAdians compete in the "Olympics for armored combat"

Bill Woodbury and Simon Rohrich, of the Tempe, Arizona area, are off to represent the United States in international competition. No, it's not the Olympics, but the Battle of Nations, the world championship of armored combat held in Poland. Mike Sakal of the East Valley Tribune has the story.

May 22nd

Gaston Phoebus hunt photos online

Master Frederick of Holland reports that he has posted an album of photos from the Gaston Phoebus hunt and picnic which took place recently in the West Kingdom. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

"CPAPs at Pennsic" updated for 2012

Master Phillip the Pilgrim has updated his article on powering CPAP machines and other medical devices at Pennsic-style camping events with new content and pictures.

Research reveals Middle Ages' dirtiest books

New research by experts at St Andrews University in Scotland reveals the reading habits of medieval people by determining accumulations of dirt on each page.

Pennsic 41: Invitation to the Enchanted Ground

Duke Cariadoc of the Bow encourages those seeking an authentic Pennsic experience to consider visiting or camping with the Enchanted Ground at the upcoming War.

May 21st

Thomas and Elisenda new Heirs to Meridies Throne

William of Loddington reports that Thomas Blackmoore defeated Ragnarr Thorfinsonn in the final round of the May 5, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Meridies.