Archive - May 2012

May 21st

Edward Grey of Lochleven victor of East Kingdom Spring 2012 Crown

Freya reports that Count Edward Grey of Lochleven defeated Lord Marcus Blackheart in the final bout of the Spring 2012 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the East.

Learning about the Middle Ages in the Barony of Wastekeep

Students from Enterprise Middle School in West Richland, Washington got a special treat recently when members of the Barony of Wastekeep, Kingdom of An Tir visited their school to teach them about life in the Middle Ages. The NBC affiliate KNDO/KNDU has the story. (video)

Khalek Shuurag Od winner of AEthelmearc Spring 2012 Crown Tournament

Edward and Anastasie reports that Count  Khalek Shurrag Od was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. His Highness was inspired by Branwen ferch Gwythyr.

May 20th

New finds shed light on Berlin's twin city Cölln

Little is known about the city of Cölln, across the Spree River from Berlin, Germany, but that may change with the discovery of medieval buildings and nearly 4,000 skeletons. Cölln, the older of the two cities, declined and was incorporated into Berlin.

12th century relics found at site of Eynsham Abbey

Contractors for a housing development at Abbey Farm in Eynsham, England, always expected to discover archaeological artifacts, but they were nonetheless surprised to find extensive remains relating to the 12th century Eynsham Abbey.

Fashion and innovation in Renaissance Italy

Evelyn Welch of the University of London has authored an article on hair coverings and accessories in Renaissance Italy and posted it online.

May 19th

[ANS] Lady of the Lake

Gather, you strong and fair gentle, to the Lake where the Mists are thick. There, as the legends tell us, battle the mightiest and most cunning for the honor of she they hold in highest favor. Will you join us?

[LOC] Roses of May

Winter is coming, come and enjoy the last days of Autumn in a tournament of Roses in the Rose garden.

[LOC] 1st Krae Glas Baronial Anniversary

Come and join in the pageantry for the celebration of Krae Glas becoming a Barony. This auspicious event will include the final of the Winter Rapier series, A Heavy Tournament, entertainment and delights to satisfy all your senses. 

[ATE] Granite Mountain Collegium

Interested in a day of education, fellowship and fun? Please come and join the Barony of Granite Mountain at our annual Collegium. It is a great way to learn new things, make new friends and escape the Phoenix heat.

[OUT] al-Barran day of A&S

Ahalan, Ni Hao, Merhaba, and hello to YOU from the Barony of al-Barran! Please join our beloved Baron and  Baroness on this joyous day celebrating the many talents of the many cultures and personas of the populace, as they vie for the title of  al-Barran's Arts & Sciences Champion.

[WES] See the Sea

Join the Shire of Pavlok Gorod as we celebrate summer at See the Sea!

[EAL] Summer Siege of Harrowgate Heath

Scouts have alerted the Canton of Harrowgate Heath that a Summer Siege is about to begin. The call has gone out to our allies, both near and far, to join us in defending the lands and breaking the siege.

[OUT] Wings of Glory

Soar on the wings of memory, and join us as we relive Glories past. The Barony of Unser Hafen is honored to host this celebration of a favored event. With a mass of activities for all interests we hope you will join us this 4th of July weekend.

[LOC] Maestra Oonagh A&S Collegia and Camel Feast

Learn how to make Medieval Clothing from various cultures and time periods.

[LOC] Midwinter Venetian Feast

The populace of the incipient Canton of Vallon d'Or invites you to celebrate Midwinter with an afternoon of Archery followed by a Venetian style feast.

[LOC] Radburne War VI

It's war time again in Radburne in the far western reaches of the Barony of Rowany!

[MER] Bordeaux and Bruises

Come join us in the wonderous lands of Bordeaux, France for a day of fighting (light and Heavy,) archery, heraldry, feasting, Brewing and A&S
 
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[ATL] Garden of Thyme: Herbal Collegium

Join us at Elchenburg Castle, site of the Atlantian Herb Garden, a period garden cultivated by Lady Meadhbh the Handy for a weekend of exploring, learning, teaching and sharing! Come learn about garden planning, ointments, salves, tinctures, dyeing, cooking with herbs, brewing with herbs, a surgeon's chest, herb walk, and more!

[ANS] Steppes Warlord XXXIX & Royal Huntsman

Steppes Warlord XXXIX & Royal Huntsman May 25-28, 2012 at the Canton Trade Day's Campground featuring The 25th Anniversary of the Steppes Rapier Championship!

[CAL] Tournament of Horse and Falcon

The Barony of Forgotten Sea invites you to attend the Tournament of Horse and Falcon Friday, May 25 to Monday, May 28, 2012.

[ANT] A Day at the Manor

The Baron and Baroness of Madrone invite you to join them for something completely different... A Day at the Manor.

Ecuadoran archaeologists hope to find Atahualpa's grave

Archaeologists from Ecuador's Cultural Patrimony Institute hope to discover the tomb of Atahualpa, the last Inca emperor, during a dig to be conducted at Sigchos, about 70km south of Quito. The site was found in 2010 by Ecuadoran historian Tamara Estupinan.

Roman ornaments found in Sozopol, Bulgaria

Excavations by Bulgarian archeologists Dimitar Nedev and Tsonya Drajeva have unearthed Roman artifacts including a "massive gold ring and a gold leaf from a royal crown" at the site of the ancient city of Apollonia, now Sozopol.

Meenakshi da Gama elevated to Pelican in the Outlands

Francesca di Pavia reports that on that Mistress Meenakshi da Gama, of the Kingdom of the Outlands, sat vigil on Saturday, April 28, 2012, to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

May 18th

Midrealm Spring 2012 Crown Combatant List

Master Midair MacCormaic, Kingdom Seneschal for the Middle Kingdom, has announced the list of combatants and their consorts for the kingdom's upcoming Crown Tournament.

[MER] Saltare Collegium 2012

Are you interested in dance? Do you want to learn some new and interesting dances? Do you need to brush up on the old standards? Do you have a favorite dance you'd like to teach? Do you just want to get out on the floor with the kingdom's best dancers? If so, this is the event you've been waiting for!

[LOC] Inaugural Annual Panther Hunt

This will be an event encompassing an SCA combat-style hunt for the elusive Panther who has been roaming throughout our fair Shire. 

Ansteorra Spring 2012 Coronation photos online

Delphina reports that she has created an album of photos from Spring Coronation 2012 which took place in April in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

[MID] Mugmort Melees VII

The Shire of Mugmort Proudly Presents: Mugmort Melees VII: I Do Not Think it Means What You Think it Means Saturday, May 19, 2012