Archive - 2012

November 8th

Estrella War: Merchant Fee Reduced

Mistress Eden Blacksmith, Estrella XXIX Merchant Coordinator, has announced that merchant fees for the War have been reduced.

[DRA] Games for the Throne

When the days become longer, when the nights are getting cold, when even the King may take a rest from his journey, it is all about having a good feast and to enjoy some games. As there is winter and summer, day and night, light and darkness, there will two groups of people competing, symbolized by the colours of the King’s game: black and white.

[DRA] Nordmark Coronet Tournament

On the 14th to the 16th of December, Aros will hold Nordmarks Principality Coronet Tournament in Järlåsa bygdegård. Prince Brendan and Princess Niamh invites the people of Nordmark to participate in and bear witness of the tournament that will determine Their heirs!

[MER] Kingdom Fighters Colligium

Fighting!  Classes, melees, and pickups galore! Armour inspection opens at 9AM on Saturday. We will run some warmup exercises and melees to get everyone moving. And then, at 11AM the classes start.

[NOR] Fighter Symposium and Regional Fight Practice III

Fighter Symposium and Regional Fight Practice III. December 1st, 2012, 9am to 5pm. Sponsored by: Barony of Carraig Ban & The Canton of Foxvale

[MID] Yule Feast XVI

Come join us for a day of Merriment, Feasting, Classes, and Challenges to ring in the holiday season as their Excellencies, Raffaele and Margherita, chime in this glorious season by selecting new Rapier, and A&S Champions for the upcoming year.

[LOC] On Ilkla Moor

On Ilkla Moor, is a specialist campfire cooking event, where we will re-create ancient recipes using authentic techniques.(And by "we" we mean you too!)

[WES] Winter Coronet and Investiture

As the cold winter winds of the Arctic take hold, Their Highnesses Varyag and Trava, Prince and Princess of Oertha, invite one and all to bear witness to the selection of Their Heirs by right of combat and Their Investiture the following day.

[WES] Feast of the Appreciative Populace

The Feast of the Appreciative Populace will bring together larger elements of The Feast of the Immaculate Conception which began in the seventh century to honor the day Mary was conceived. Attendees are invited honor all Ladies instead of one specifically. 

[ART] Andalusian Ball

The Barony of Arn Hold invites one and all to a celebration of life in Al-Andalus during the early Middle Ages at our annual Ball.   This year, we have added some new and exciting activities for your enjoyment.

[CAL] 59th Calontir Crown Tournament

Join us as the Heirs of Calontir are revealed, and the future of the Kingdom is assured!

Northshield Fall 2012 Crown Tourney photos

Edwin reports that he has created an album of photos from the Fall 2012 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Northshield. The photos are available on Flickr.

Urban legend in the medieval theater

In the Middle Ages, as in modern times, actors found a sense of drama in creating stories about murder and madness in the theater. The Medieval Snuff Drama by Jody Enders chronicles such a tale.

Walters Museum places digital books online

The Walters Museum of Baltimore has placed a large part of its rare book collection online, with options to view the pages online or download high resolution images.

November 7th

6th century baptistery found in Kosovo

Turkish archaeologists have discovered a baptistery dating from the Byzantine period in Kosovo’s ancient city of Ulpiana. “Baptisteries are rarely found in this region. We have succeeded in making a very important finding, as part of the first excavation Turkey has carried out abroad," said Professor Haluk Çetinkaya who led the team. (photo)

13th century silver brooch declared treasure

In 2011, metal detectorist Frank Kurzeja discovered a silver brooch 10 inches beneath the soil near Cowfold, England. The brooch has recently been declared treasure. (photo)

SCA Board of Directors meets in Boston

The third-quarter meeting of the Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. took place October 27, 2012 in Boston, MA. A lively article about the meeting is available online at the East Kingdom Gazette.

Four new Midrealm Peers at Harvest Days

At Harvest Days, in the Marche of Winged Hills in the Barony of Flaming Gryphon, Their Majesties Savaric and Julianna welcomed four of Their subjects into the Order of Chivalry and the Order of the Pelican.

November 6th

NOVA looks at history of Viking weapons

A recent program in the PBS NOVA series explores Secrets of the Viking Sword. The 53-minute program is available to download and view from the NOVA website.

Gleann Abhann's Tournament of Champions IV photos online

Lady Sara de la Val reports that she has created an album of photos from the Tournament of Champions IV which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are available on Flickr.

Dine with the Bard in Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts will present Supper with Shakespeare: The Evolution of English Banqueting December 13, 2012-March 31, 2013, an exhibit celebrating the spectacular dining experiences during Tudor times.

Deadline for Medial Liaison Applicants Fast Approaching

The SCA Board of Directors is still accepting applicants for the positions of Media Liaison and Society Chirurgeon. The deadline for the former is December 1.

November 5th

Peerage Exploratory Committee Announcement - Possible Rapier and/or Cut and Thrust Combat Peerage

The Board of Directors seeks to explore the possibility of creating a new Society-wide Peerage to recognize as Peers those participants who meet the general requirements for a Patent of Arms and who demonstrate prowess in Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust Combat.

AEthelmearc's Harvest Raids photos online

Augusto G reports that he has created an album of photos from Harvest Raids which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available to view on Photobucket.

Two tapped for Peerages at Harvest Raid

Maistir Brandubh O Donnghaile, Silver Buccle Herald, reports that Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered peerages to two of Their subjects at the recent Harvest Raids Festival in the Shire of Heronter.

November 4th

Wind farm could save Lochindorb Castle

A 17-turbine wind farm could be the benefactor of a 14th century Scottish castle if a project proposal from Infinergy is successful. Lochindorb Castle, the home of Alexander Stewart, the Wolf of Badenoch, is owned by Cawdor Estates, a partner in the venture. (photo)

SCA BoD considers changes to the NMS

The October 29, 2012 blog entry in the East Kingdom Gazette, Baroness Leonete D'Angely discusses proposed changes to the SCA's Non-Member Surcharge. The report resulted from a discussion at the October 27, 2012 Board of Directors meeting in Boston.

Rowany Festival 2013 bookings open

Gudrun and Ladislaus, Rowany Festival stewards, report that booking are now open for the upcoming Rowany Festival in the Kingdom of Lochac.

November 3rd

Trumbrand the Wanderer new Prince of Ealdormere

THL Kersteken Janzdochtere reports that Master Trumbrand the Wanderer, inspired by Lady Master Kayla the Cheerful, was the winner of the Fall 2012 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

Byzantine jewelry sparkles in New York gallery show

Les Enluminures gallery in New York City will present Byzantium and the West: Jewelry in the First Millennium, its fall 2012 show featuring Byzantine jewelry from the 3rd through 10th centuries. The exhibit will be open November 2 to 30, 2012 with  possible auction taking place in December.