Archive - 2013

April 16th

Anna Di Caterina Neri vigiled in Oertha

Syr Verica de Lighthaven, of the Principality of Oertha, reports that Their Majesties Obadiah and Ascelin of the West Kingdom have placed Lady Anna Di Caterina Neri on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

Tudor Armor-Piercing Cannonballs?

Cannonballs recovered from the Mary Rose wreck in England have been shown to contain iron cores, allowing the cannons to punch the shot through enemy vessels.

April 15th

Adrian IV last English Pope

The Conclave is over and a new Pope chosen, but the English never stood a chance. There has not, in fact, been an English Pope since Adrian IV in 1155.

"The Chronicles of Calontir" available from Amazon.com

Calontir subjects or lovers of SCA history will want to check out Master Crag's Chronicles of Calontir, now available in paperback and Kindle version from Amazon.com.

Film of the SCA "Second/Third Tournament" on YouTube

John Edgerton reports that video from the Second Tourney of the Society for Creative Anachronism, which took place June 25, 1966 in the park above Berkeley, California, is now available to view on YouTube. Transferred from Super 8 film, the video has no audio.

April 14th

"Manuscripts Online" brings medieval Britain to life

The University of Sheffield’s Humanities Research Institute has created Manuscripts Online which "brings to life early printed primary sources of medieval Britain, giving online access to written materials from the year 1000 to 1500 and allowing users to contribute to the collective body of knowledge on the subject for the first time."

Gulf wars XXII photos online

Margaret de Mey reports that she has created several albums of photos from Gulf Wars XXII. The photos are available on Google+.

Did "Solarsteinn" lead Vikings west?

Experts have long speculated that a Norse Solarsteinn, or sunstone, was used to help Viking mariners find their way west through cloudy weather, and the discovery of such an artifact on a sunken, 16th century English warship may prove it.

April 13th

Three elevated to peerages at Ice Dragon

At Their recent Festival of the Passing of the Ice Dragon in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, Their Majesties Khalek and Branwyn of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered elevation to Peerages to three of Their subjects.

Heinrich and `Ijliyah new Lord and Lady of the Mists

Hirsch reports that Heinrich von Schwartzberg defeated Lucius Casius Maris in the final round of Spring 2013 Coronet in the Principality of the Mists, Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired in his endeavor by his lady wife `Ijliyah bint Rashid.

Stefan's Florilegium updates for April 2013

THLord Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for April, 2013.

April 12th

Robert le Raven Macleod new Prince of Artemisia

Dama Aurorain reports that Sir Robert le Raven Macleod was the victor of the April 6, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia. His Highness was inspired in his endeavor by Mistress Sajah al ish Shiraziyyah.

[ART] Feast of St. Pyres

Come join us in giving homage to the Patron St. of Cote Du Ciel, St. Pyre himself!

[WES] Fool's Tourney

All good gentles with a sense of humor and a sharp wit are invited to attend the Barony of Tarnmist's Fool's Tourney on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

[WES] Falcon's Treaty

Rapier fighters, come fight in the Nine Lives and "How Many Thugs Can You Handle?" tournaments.   There will also be an additional tournament specifically for the Ladies.  Guild of Defense Prizes will be fought this day.

[ATL] Night Out of Town

Once again Spring has come to the lovely town of Smeewick. However, over the harsh winter the discontent of the residents has been discussed over mead and beer on cold nights. The conversation increasingly turned to their displeasure at being the object of frequent raids and troubles. These fine folk have whipped themselves into a fervor and have decided to go out and exact some revenge on those who have seen fit to torment them!

[ATL] Period Fiber Arts Day

Come join Spiaggia Levantina on Sunday, April 21, 2013 for a day all about period Fiber Arts skills!

[WES] Southern Shores Newcomers Event

Greetings!!! Come join us for our annual Newcomers event at Memorial Park in Cupertino. In addition to our 1st year, 2nd year, and open tournaments, we will also have numerous classes as well as a Rapier tournament.

[MID] Battle Of The Inland Seas XIX!

Battle Of The Inland Seas XIX! Welcomes Butts & Bales!!!! MAY 17-19, 2013

SCAtoday.net server outage

SCAtoday.net experienced a brief outage (less than 30 minutes) Friday, and will be deliberately offline about 60 minutes, for a scheduled upgrade, this weekend. The upgrade is currently planned for early evening (U.S. Eastern time, GMT-4:00) on Saturday, April 13.

[LOC] Great Southern Gathering V

The Baronies of the Southern Region are proud to announce the fifth Great Southern Gathering, a series of classes on all things SCA to be held Oct. 4-7, 2013.

Ransom the Cure initiative promoted in Atlantia

Their Highnesses Amos le Pious and Ysabella Cacemoine, along with Mistress Ceridwen ferch Owain, of the Kingdom of Atlantia, have announced the Ransom the Cure initiative, a series of single tournaments at events to raise money for cancer resaearch. Their Highnesses discuss the project in a YouTube video.

[WES] Beltane Coronation

Their Majesties invite one and all to come and bear witness to the coronation of Their Heirs. Come celebrate with the West and participate in the myriad of activities planned!

[ANS] Collision of Caravans

The Shire of Adlersruhe presents Collision of Caravans: Where Merchantile Meets Might! June 21-23, 2013.

[AET] Defenders Tourney

The time has come once again when the Shire of Sylvan Glen must look to its citizens for that one man or woman who can stand and act as its protector.  For the best must be found amongst those who shoot straight and true, who throw with keen eyes and dangerous hands, who flash steel and style, who armor themselves with honor and chivalry. 

[OUT] We Are The Champions

We are the champions, my friend, but unfortunately the Barony of Dragonsspine must choose just one Warlord, one Ranger and one Defender. Come and see the spectacle of mighty warriors competing fiercely for the Prize; there can be only One . . . or come for the A&S classes where there can be as many as the pavilion will hold.

[MID] Winged Hills Collegium

The Marche of Winged Hills (Dayton, Ohio) invites you to their annual Collegium on Saturday, April 20, 2013.  The event begins at 9:00 a.m., and ends with a dessert revel and dancing after supper. 

[DRA] Kingdom University

Glen Rathlin is proud to announce that it will be hosting this years' Kingdom University. We invite all to come and join us for a weekend filled with the arts and sciences which the Kingdom has to offer.
 
Dates: 8th to the 10th November 2013
 
Site: Crawfordsburn Scout Camp, 20 Bridge Road South, Helen's Bay, Co Down BT19 1JT
 
Cost*:

[OUT] Coronation

The Shire of Hinterland is proud to host the Coronation of Their Highnesses Boleslav Ragnarsson and Astriðr Hálfdanardóttir on May 11-12, 2013 at the beautiful Midwest Theater, 1707 Broadway, Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Deadline approaches for Pennsic 42 youth classes

Lord Martyn de Halliwell, Department Head for Youth Point, Pennsic XLII, reports that the deadline for registering to teach classes for the Youth and Family Track at the War is April 15, 2013.