Archive - 2012

December 1st

[GLE] Winter Wonders XXVII

Come and celebrate a Winter Festival with Ardanroe!  We will have something for everyone. 

[EAL] Rising Waters Twelfth Night

Don't let that holiday feeling end with the New Year!  Rising Waters Twelfth Night is Saturday, January 5, 2013. The site is St. Andrew's Anglican Church Hall, 7 St. Andrew's Avenue in Grimsby.

[EAS] Mohr Faire

Due to popular demand, the demo at Marian Mohr Library in Johnston RI has turned into a full 2-day event with all the perks that come with it. What's even more special is the public is still invited to come and join the fun. 

Viking outpost on Baffin Island?

At a conference in October 2012, archaeologist Patricia Sutherland announced that new evidence has been found of a Viking outpost on Canada's Baffin Island.

[LOC] Red and White

Annual Red and White Tourney and picnic. First tourney of the year, heavy and rapier combat vie for the Willoughby Vale championship.

[EAS] East Kingdom Regional Fencing Practice

On Sunday, January 13, 2013, the Barony of Carolingia will be hosting another EK Regional Fencing Practice from 11am to 5pm.

[EAS] Abbey of St. Aegir’s First Annual Brewing Collegium

Blessings and cheers to the grand Kingdom of the East. The Abbey of St.  Aegir in the Shire of Eisental along with the Brotherhood of Brewers in the southern region are opening the abbey doors so the good gentles of the East may further their brewing skills. 

[EAS] Quintavian Hafla

Greetings to the fair Kingdom of the East. Let it be known that the Shire of Quintavia is again opening its doors to host our annual Hafla. 

[WES] Crystalmist Yule Feast

The Shire of Crystalmist, Cynagua’s northern border guard, welcomes all to their annual Yule Feast.  This year’s feast promises to be a special occasion, as Their Highnesses grace us with Their presence.

[LOC] Toys for Tots

Aneala presents Toys for Tots

[LOC] Ynys Fawr Yule Tournament and Picnic

Their Excellencies Baron Hrolf and Baroness Madelaine warmly invite the populace of the Barony of Ynys Fawr to join them in celebrate a fruitful year within the Barony in lovely Fitzroy Gardens.

Saxon skeleton reburied

In 2009, the Chequers Inn in Bressingham, England caught fire and burned. During the demolition, the remains of a 7th century Saxon man were discovered buried beneath the pub. Now the man has received a burial in the churchyard of St John the Baptist.

November 30th

[ART] Yule Revel

Greetings and salutations from your fair cousins in the shire of Stan Wyrm! We invite you to join us at our own Yule Revel and Tourney for St. Nicholas. It will be held December 1, 2012 at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Great Falls, MT.

[ART] Shire of Cote du Ciel Birthday

This Saturday December 1, 2012 is the Shire of Cote du Ciels Birthday celebrations, being held at the Cache Valley Fairgrounds. (near Willow Park, on the west side).

[LOC] Leichtenauer 101

Matthew Browne, who many will know as Lucas, previous Baron of Ynys Fawr, will be teaching a fundamentals course in wrestling, dagger and longsword. He will be covering principles, techniques and drills interpreted from teachings of the students of famed German fight master, Johannes Leichtenauer. Wrestling, dagger combat and longsword will each be given study.

[ATE] Twelfth Night

With winters coming, the nights have gotten longer and colder. Come it in this warm place and rest. Close your eyes and image a gathering of friends and family listening to music and watching others dance, while others are having a good time with period games.

Raising of Mary Rose marked

Tudor archers with longbows marked the 30th anniversary of the raising of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, from the floor of the Solent. The BBC celebrated the occasion with a short video.

Archaeologists seek Kingsholm Palace

A BBC video reports that archaeologists believe they have discovered the site of the Anglo-Saxon Kingsholm Palace in Gloucester, England.

Photos from Drachenwald's Kingdom University online

Edicrus reports that he has created an album of photos from Kingdom University which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available on Flickr.

November 29th

[ATL] Lion's Head Tavern

Come to our day of feasting and fun on the Eve of the Epiphany. Bring your Bardic entries and your brewing delights for our competition. Enjoy a day of feasting, music, dancing, and tale telling. The Bright Hills Cooking Guild will be providing a day board and mid-winter feast. Wear your finest and celebrate the season.

The beauty of Devon's bench carvings

Historian Todd Gray believes the English often marvel at the beauty of craftsmanship in other countries without realizing what they have in their own backyards. In a short BBC video, he looks at the church bench carvings of Devon.

16th century artificial hand

The loss of limbs in the Middle Ages and Renaissance was a fact of life, so it is no surprise that armorers were employed to fabricate prosthetic hands. One, made of iron, is featured on the My Armoury.com website. (photo)

November 28th

"Epic parties" marked spectacular Anglo-Saxon feasting hall

1,300 years ago, a "spectacular Anglo-Saxon feasting hall" was abandoned in Kent, England. Recently a team of archaeologists from the University of Reading marked the end of their excavations of the site with a candlelight ceremony surrounding the building which knew so many "epic parties."

I say, is that a sword you're carrying...

Fans of rapier combat and regency romance will appreciate a short film by Leo Burton. The Duel At Blood Creek is the winner of several short film awards. [OOP and PG13]

Three awarded Peerages at Outlands Newcomers Event

Lord Cilléne mac Conghalaigh reports that at Their New Comers Event, Their Royal Majesties, Flanagan and Drahomira of the Kingdom of the Outlands offered Peerages to three of Their subjects.

November 27th

2012 Flights of Fury photos online

THL Evain Macrae of the Barony of Fontaine dans Sable reports that she has created several albums of photos from Flights of Fury, the Kingdom of the Outlands "Premier Archery Event." The photos are available on her public Facebook page.

Subject of Holbein painting identified

X-rays and infra-red photography used during conservation work on a portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger have identified the subject as Hans, a merchant working in London's steelyards, rather than the goldsmith Hans of Antwerp, the identity given to the man for over 400 years.

November 26th

Viking roleplaying game to be released

Game creator Gregor Vuga reports that he is developing a roleplaying game focusing on the lives of Icelandic settlers in the 10th century CE. Sagas of the Icelanders is an independent endeavor funded by private contributions. A short video explains the project.

Star Wars illuminated

Fandom meets fantastic when artist Chey Chao used medieval illumination techniques to tell the story of Star Wars. The illuminations were created for a school project.

Reporter spends A Day in the Caliph's Court

Boston Globe correspondent Emily Files visited with members of the Barony of Carolingia as they presented their outdoor event, A Day in the Caliph's Court, on a beautiful fall afternoon. Carolingia in a barony of the East Kingdom.