Archive - Jan 2013

January 19th

[DRA] Troll Hunt VI

Lava Trolls and, their cousins, Rock Trolls have been sighted in the hills of Klakavirki. He fears his wooden peasants will not be enough to stop their advance. He calls for aid to divert the trolls attention from himself and his wooden subjects. Mostly himself. He promises rewards to all those that aid him and his wooden peasants in fending of those stinking trolls.

[EAL] Step Spritely 2013

Step Spritely 2013, Ealdormere's premier Dance and Early Music event is on February 9.  Thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Dance Community and the contribution from Vest Yorvik, this year, the event is *Completely Free*.

Estrella War will offer Laurel and Apprentice Tea

On Thursday February 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm, the Laurels and Apprentices of the Known World are invited to attend a tea at the Estrella War. Attendees are asked to bring their own mugs.

January 18th

"Unexpected" Roman theatre found in Kent

Dr Paul Wilkinson, founder of the Kent Archaeological Field School, believes that he and his team have discovered the remains of a Roman theatre - the first in Britain - right in his backyard.

Elizabethan Embezzler and Shakespeare?

The autograph of Richard Stonley, an important figure in Elizabeth I's Treasury, appears in a newly-printed copy of one of Shakespeare's works in 1593.

January 17th

Join us for Estrella War XXIX

The organizers of Estrella War XXIX invite everyone to attend the upcoming War.

West Kingdom 12th Night 2013 photos online

Duchess megan reports that she has created an album of photos from 12th Night which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West. The photos are available on Flickr.

January 16th

Tolkien-inspired "Hobbit House" graces Chester County, Pennsylvania

A devoted collector of J.R.R. Tolkien memorabilia, having spent thirty years accumulating a private collection, wanted an appropriate house to showcase the collection. Architect Peter Archer overcame surprising engineering challenges to bring the house to reality.

The medieval arms race

Modern people think of an "arms race" as a competition between superpowers to see who can create the biggest and deadliest weapons, but the Middle Ages had an arms race of its own. Mark Teppo of Wired Magazine looks at weapons escalation in the medieval world.

January 15th

St Chad and Gospels and Wycliffe New Testament now available online

The Lichfield Cathedral and the University of Kentucky have joined forces to create a website presenting online versions of the St Chad Gospels (also known as the Llandeilo Fawr Gospels) and the Wycliffe New Testament, both in scanned images and searchable transciptions.

The last Viking battle: "A war just waiting to happen"

In the 13th century, Scotland was divided between the Scots on the mainland and the Vikings of the western islands. The struggle that followed brought an end to Viking rule in the country. A  new BBC Two program looks at The Last Battle of the Vikings.

January 14th

Two offered Peerages at West Kingdom 12th Night

Duchess Megan reports that at Their Court at 12th Night, Their Majesties Roger and Zenobia of the Kingdom of the West offered Peerages to two of Their subjects.

What is honor?

A series of articles on the history of honor has been posted on the Art of Manliness website. The series looks at the concept from a male point of view, and begins with ideas of vertical vs horizontal honor.

January 13th

Eastgate House to become museum

Admirers of Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers (Westgate) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (The Nun's House) will be gratified to know that Eastgate House in High Street in Rochester, Kent, England, is scheduled to be restored. (photo)

Proposed Corpora Change Retraction

The Board of Directors has withdrawn a proposal to prohibit a person from being both a competitor and a prospective consort in a Royal List.

January 12th

[DRA] Drachenwald Crown Tournament

A stunning lake, a castle, a very nice castle, banners flowing in the soft spring wind, beautiful ladies strolling in the small park, a list, a herald's flamboyant voice, shiny armour on expectant fighters, tense consorts in front row seats and a noble King and Queen looking upon it all - it is time for Crown tournament!

[MER] Midwinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2013 & Fighter Practice

The Barony of the South Downs is proud to present Midwinter Arts & Sciences Faire 2013 Saturday & Sunday February 2-3, 2013.

[NOR] It's Only a Flesh Wound

The Barony of Jararvellir proudly presents It's Only a Flesh Wound Saturday January 26, 2013

Now Open Pre-Reg for Estrella War A&S Competition 2013

Greetings from Master Raven Mayne, Kingdom of Atenveldt Minister of Arts and Sciences, Pre-registration for Estrella War A&S Competition 2013 is Now Open.

[WES] Perfectly Period Feast III

The year is 1579 and you are invited to spend the weekend at the  Aureli villa,  located on the banks of the Po River just outside the city of Ferrara. The Viscontessa has planned a lavish feast for her royal guests and their entourage, showcasing the talents of the cooks,  musicians, singers and dancers under her patronage.

[WES] Northern Wolf Prize Tournament and Collegium

The Shire of Wolfscairn invites one and all to the Northern Wolf Prize Tournament and Collegium, held in the beautiful Shire of Wolfscairn at Finley Park. The date to remember is Saturday, February 23, 2013.

[AET] Mearcfells Regional Heavy Fight Practice

I bid you all a hearty greeting!  It is my pleasure to announce that we have a site and date set for this regional practice.  Brothers and Sisters make ready and prepare your arms.  Your Kingdom would have you hone your skills. 

[ATL] Atlantian Muster of the Army

Attention all, a free weekend for beating each other up in the form of training. All Heavy armored fighters are welcome as are Archers, Siege, Scouts and Fencers.

[OUT] Corazon del Leon II & Queen’s Prize

Corazon del Leon  II (A Night in Moorish Spain), February 16, 2013
LaVeta 4-H Barn
750 Moore Street, La Veta CO 81055

[OUT] Stag's Con

Stag's Con, Barony of al-Barran, Saturday, February 9, 2013

[AET] Steltonwald 12th Night

Drop your carriage off with the Valet, and enjoy a Steltonwald Twelfth Night Party at the historic Hyeholde Restaurant in Moon Township, PA. The social event of the Season will be held in the beautiful Round Room of the Hyeholde Restaurant, 1516 Coraopolis Heights Road, Moon Township, PA 15108, where we will enjoy their five-star food and drink offered in an atmosphere unequaled in our area.

[OUT] Spring Crown Tournament

The Barony of al-Barran presents Outlands Spring Crown Tournament 2013, March 9-10-2013.

SCAdian loses home to fire in Vermont

Master Tearlach of the East Kingdom recently lost his home to a fire, and hopes that SCAdians around the Known World can help.

[EAS] King's and Queen's Rapier Championship

It has been many years since the Eastern Masters of Defence travelled north to test their courage and endurance in the cold reaches of the north. Their Majesties Edward and Thyra, along with Don Donovan Shinnock and Baron Jean-Paul Ducasse, challenge the Eastern Fencing Populous to a tourney of skill and courtesy to choose the next Champions of Defence of the East.

[MER] Menhir

Join us for a day of Art, Science, Feasting and Indoor Fighting. There will be activities for all persuasions. Take a class, Enter our Regional A&S Fair or bring out your weapons and knock off the winter rust in our climate controlled indoor fighting space.