Archive - Sep 2012

September 21st

[MID] Unified Glass Arts Day

Reserve this date: November 9, 2013 for a very special event in the Canton of Three Hills: Unified Glass Arts Day at West Michigan Glass Arts Center 326 W. Kalamazoo Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49007, sponsored by the Canton of Three Hills.

[ART] Crown Tournament

Here ye, here ye! Unto our wondrous populous of these sovereign lands of Artemisia, the time is nigh for their Royal Majesties to decide upon their rightful heirs to our most glorious kingdom! Long live the King! Long live the Queen! May their reign last forever!

[MER] Danelaw 20: Cattle Raids

The People's Barony of Bryn Madoc proudly presents Danelaw 20: Cattle Raids (HOW TO STEAL CATTLE TO GET AHEAD) October 19-21, 2012

[OUT] Warders of the Western Gate

Their Excellencies Estevan & Emily, Baron & Baroness of Fontaine dans Sable bid you greetings & invite one and all to this year's Warders of the Western Gate!!!!!

[AET] Leihen Helvetia

Join the Barony of Blackstone Mountain, as we borrow the historic German town of Helvetia for a mid-October German celebration!

[MID] Bardic Madness XIV

December 1, 1292, was a good day for John Balliol - his first full day as King of Scotland. But less than four years later, after constant humiliations at the hands of the English, he was defeated in battle and abdicated. The arms of Scotland were stripped from his surcoat, giving him the abiding nickname of "Toom Tabard" - "The Empty Suit".

[EAL] Scotchtoberfest

Don your loudest Plaid and sew up your Landschneckt (But for the love of all things proper, please don't combine the two!) and come and join us for a day of fighting, fencing, A&S and excellent food. We hope to see you Saturday October 20, 2012.

Peace Week with Lord Mungo

Lord Mungo Napier, Archer of the Mallard Lodge, has posted his diary, written for his lady, but shared for all, of Peace Week of the Pennsic War 41. The detailed diary is written for non-SCA members, and includes a few photos from the War.

[GLE] Knight's Academy

Need to have fun 2-4 November? Come one come all to the annual Shire of Dragoun's Weal Knight's Academy!  Learn from your knights all their secrets!  Feed upon THLady Gentile's feast to stagger even the heartiest of eaters!  Fight fight fight until you drop and then fight some more! 

Sir Garrick von Koepke victor of September 2012 Crown in the Outlands

Charismos reports that Sir Garrick von Koepke was the victor of the September 15, 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands. Sir Garrick was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Yasamin al-Hadiyya.

September 20th

THLord Gareth Kincaid placed on vigil at Pennsic 41

Maistir Brandubh O' Donnghaile, Silver Buccle Herald, reports that Their Majesties Andreas and Kallista, King and Queen of AEthelmearc, chose to place Their subject THLord Gareth Kincaid on vigil to contemplate elevation to the order of the Chivalry.

[WES] Newcomers' Feast

The Shire of Pavlok Gorod invites one and all to attend the Newcomers' Feast: "A Simple meal in Medieval England."  Savor the flavors of fish days, flesh days, and sweets. Activities include: classes, an exhibition of rapier combat, with entertainment during the feast. 

[LOC] Agaricus Masquerade

Agaricus proudly presents  3rd Agaricus Masquerade feast with dancing October 20, 2012.

[ART] Twae Linnes Masked Ball

Hear ye Hear ye.. Come one and all!! To a great event.. Twae Linnes Masked Ball! It's sure to be a lot of fun, come join us everyone!! October 13, 2012 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

[WES] Mists Bardic

Do you ever wish a feast could come with marvelous ongoing bardic entertainment? This one will! Come gather in the feast hall to witness (or participate in) the battle of wits and words, of story and song that will determine who the next Bard of the Mists shall be. You won’t be bored!

[GLE] 4th Tournament of Champions

The 4th Tournament of Champions event! A weekend of heraldic display, pageantry, and the finest tournament competion in the kingdom.

[ATL] Midnight at the Oasis IV

The Adventures of Marco Polo. Use your imagination to visualize where and what he might have seen in his travels. Sir Rodrigo Falcone will have some amazing melees for the day. Adelrich Falke will be handling the rapier for the day. Manus Macday will be testing everyones skill at the archery range.

Roman trading vessel, cargo found in Italy

"There are some broken jars around the wreck, but we believe that most of the amphorae inside the ship are still sealed and food filled," Lt. Col. Francesco Schilardi about a 2,000-year-old Roman shipwreck found recently off the coast of the Italian city of Genoa.

Harrowgate Heath Big Practice

We, the fighters of the canton of Harrowgate Heath, in the eastern fringes of the Barony of Skraeling Althing do hereby cordially invite the Chivalry, fighters, fencers, archers and general populace of the Kingdoms of Ealdormere, the East, and any others that wish to attend, to a day long fighter practice to be held at Lord Micheal Eastbrooke's farm in Monkland, Ontario on Saturday September the 29, 2012.

More Pennsic 41 photos online

Lady Albreda Aylese of Mountain Freehold in the East Kingdom has created an album of photos from Pennsic 41, which took place recently at Cooper's Lake Campground in Slippery Rock, PA. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Murdoch Mcarthur knighted at Pennsic 41

Cristiana ingen Mec-Bead reports that Their Majesties Wulfgar and Devon, King and Queen of Northshield, in Their Court at the recent Pennsic War 41, chose to offer THL Murdoch Mcarthur admittance to the Order of the Chivalry.

September 19th

Changes to membership fees and indemnity requirements in Lochac

Steven Baker, Chairman, SCA Ltd in Australia, reports that changes have been made regarding SCA membership and insurance policies in Australia.

Thermal Quasi-Reflectography new tool for art historians

Experts tasked with restoring damaged and faded works of art have a new tool in their toolbox: Thermal Quasi-Reflectography (TQR), a process which uses the mid-infrared part of the spectrum to reveal images invisible to the naked eye. (photos)

"Oldest" Jewish toilet found in Cologne, Germany

“This is the window through which feces are going to get out” reads the Hebrew inscription on what experts believe may be the oldest Jewish toilet ever found. The inscription was discovered on a stone lintel of a 13th century house near the city's medieval synagogue.

Pennsic 41 Rapier Champions photos online

Camille reports that she has created an album of photos of the Rapier Champions at the Pennsic War 41. The photos are available to view on PicasaWeb.

September 18th

Proof of the 16th century shave horse

An article on the Popular Woodworking Magazine website weighs into the discussion of the use of shavehorses, a combination vice and workbench used to prepare wood for a lathe, in the 16th century with an illustration from a period German source.

Pennsic Beowulf

 Bo Vanderberg reports that he has posted an album of photos from the production of Beowulf, the Road Show, presented at Pennsic 41. The photos are available on his Flickr website.

Arts and Sciences Display at Pennsic 41

Sleepy Unicorn reports that a large album of photos of the A&S display at the recent Pennsic War 41 is now available online. The photos have been posted on Sleepy Unicorn's PhotoBucket page.

September 17th

16th century woman's prayer book reissued for modern readers

Seder Nashim, a 16th century siddur for women, and written in the Ladino language, is being reissued in Hebrew by the Ben Zvi Institute. The book The book was written by Rabbi Meir Benbenishti.

Announcement from the Event Stewards for the SCA 50 Year Celebration

Duchess Elina and Master Llewellyn, Event Stewards for the SCA 50 Year Celebration, offer some information on the event which will take place June 17-27 2016.