Archive - Apr 11, 2013

Roman skeleton contains calcified ovarian tumor

Scientists from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in Spain are studying the remains of a 5th century Roman woman found buried in a Roman cemetery in the archaeological site of La Fogonussa. The woman, aged 30 to 40 years, had suffered from an ovarian tumor.

Castra Aestiva

Imagine yourself as part of a heavily armoured column of Roman soldiers marching slowly and rhythmically along a narrow forest road. Small clouds of dust are kicked up by your heels. The sun beats mercilessly down on you in-between the shadows, and the humming sound of cicadas rattles off of your helmet.

[AET] Iron Comet

The Barony-Marche of Debatable Lands invites you to join them on April 13, 2013, for the Iron Comet competition. Like the Pentathalons of yore, you may test your skills at Archery, Thrown Weapons, Rapier, Heavy Combat, and only the fittest and finest shall prevail! A truly gifted combatant is also skilled at the Arts and Sciences.

[CAI] Mons Draconis Anniversary & Dreiburgen Spring Tourney

The Heavy Weapons Champion will take the title of Dragon-slayer of Gorgonoth and receive a Viking bench made and donated by Lord Ranulfr Thorfinnsson.

[GLE] Regional Practice

Interested in swinging a stick at someone? Interested in swishing a epee' at someone? Interested in learning how to swing a stick or swish a epee'? Have a project in the works? Then please join the Baronies of Axemoor and Seleone for a Regional Fighter Practice on Sunday April 21, 2013t at John Slidell Park in Slidell, LA.  Starting time is noon.

[CAL] Warrior Child

Join us for a weekend of family-friendly fun in support of Kids Living Brave, an Iowa non-profit dedicated to supporting children with cancer and their families. Many activities are planned, including A&S Competitions, Fighting, Equestrian, and Youth Activities with more to come. Donations to Kids Living Brave will be accepted on site.

[NOR] THACO

The Armored Combat Outing - Round 4 Hosted by the Barony of Nordskogen Saturday April 20, 2013

[CAL] Spring Crown Tournament 2013

The Barony of Three Rivers invites you to attend Their Royal Majesties as They host Their tournament to determine the succession of the Crown! Crown Tournament will take place on May 3-5, 2013 at the Village of Puddleford, with the event itself occurring on Saturday, May 4, 2013.

[MID] Spring Training

Join the Shire of Rivenvale for Spring Training at Christ Episcopal Church of Warren, Ohio

[EAS] Hunter's Moon

The Great War is behind us.  Weary warriors have returned home to rest themselves.  Pennsic mud has been washed out of clothing...repeatedly.  Summer is coming to a close and Autumn draws near.  But wait!  Don't sheathe your sword, pack away your bow and arrows, hang up your ball gown and slippers, or fold up your tent just yet!

[OUT] Bryngolau Mayday Festival

The Shire of Bryngolau would like to invite one and all to welcome spring by joining us for a Mayday Festival, to be held on May 4th, 2013. The celebration will feature fighting, games, frivolity, food, and laughs.

[WES] Fool’s Revel

Come! One and all to the Barony of Winter’s Gate, Fool’s Revel, on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Celebrate the masque including, a Boffer Tourney, a Feast of Fools and a performance of Oberson the Fairy Prince, at Fool’s Revel!

[MER] Meridies Crown Tournament and A&S Faire

Come one and all to look upon the prowess of the Kingdom of Meridies! The works of our finest artisans will be on display for your amazement and education. Likewise the martial skills of the Kingdom's mightiest warriors will be put to the test as they vie for the right to be the next Heir. A great celebration will accompany these events, including savory foods, beautiful pageantry, and joyous revelry late into the night.

Remarkable Roman Finds in London

Eight photos from London's "deepest" Roman dig include leather goods, tableware, a horse pendant and amber.

Caelin on Andrede's Gulf Wars 2013

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created several albums of photos from Gulf War XXII. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Old drinks get new life in Maryland

New small cider and mead breweries are cropping up in Maryland, part of a larger resurgence in these drinks. The brewers are mixing traditional methods with modern sensibilities, like focusing on locally-grown ingredients.