Archive - Nov 2003 - Story

November 12th

SCA Rapier Gear Stolen in Meridies

THL Elijah Cameron of Black Isle reports the recent theft of his van, which contained his rapier gear, in Savannah, Georgia in the Kingdom of Meridies.

A Pocketbook Threat: Medieval Institute Publications Online Bookstore

The Western Michigan University Medieval Institute Publications online bookstore is now open.

2002 Blackfox Award Winners Announced

Honor of Restormel, Deputy Society Chronicler, has announced the winners of the William Blackfox Awards for 2002.

Roman Sites Explored in Serbia and Romania

IPS: Archaeologists have now been able to resume excavations of a number of Roman sites in Serbia and Romania, including an underwater expedition in the Danube River.

November 11th

Midrealm Evergreens Invited to Display Work

Members of the Middle Kingdom A&S Order of the Evergreen have been invited to display their work at the Barony of Roaring Wastes 12th Night celebration, January 3, 2004.

Anonymous 4 to Disband

The acapella quartet Anonymous 4, which specializes in medieval music, will disband.

Atlantia Crown Tourney Photos Online

Baron Llwyd of the Barony of Tir-y-Don has announced the posting of photos from Atlantia's recent Crown Tournament.

New Files Added to Stefan's Florilegium

THL Stefan li Rous has announced new files added to the "Florilegium" for November 2003.

Researchers Look for Clues to Petrarch's Appearance

Scientists in Italy will unearth the remains of Italian poet Petrarch in an effort to learn about his physical appearance.

November 10th

East Kingdom Names Poetry Champions

Lady Ana Raquel de Guzman, the King's Poet of the Eastrealm, has anounnced the winners of the Crown Tourney Poetry Contest.

Saxon Gold Ornament May Have Link to Bloody Saxon King

Isle of Wight County Press: A gold and jeweled sword belt ornament found recently on the Isle of Wight may have belonged to the Saxon king responsible for using force to convert the island population to Christianity.

Master Richard the Strange Killed in Auto Accident in Atenveldt

Atenveldt Master of the Laurel, Richard the Strange, mka Rick Felix, early musician and self described "cowboy tuba-man" was killed in an automobile accident near Cordes Junction, Arizona on Saturday, November 8, 2003.

"Empire of the Sultans" Comes to the Frick

The Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh, PA will host the traveling exhibit "Empire of the Sultans: Ottoman Art from the Khalili Collection" November 29, 2003 through February 8, 2004.

November 9th

Liam Peregrine Vaughan Welcomed to Atlantia

The Kingdom of Atlantia has increased by one with the birth of Liam Peregrine Vaughan on November 1, 2003.

New Peers in Calontir

Calontir's Fall Crown Tourney was the site of the announcement of two new peers in the Kingdom.

"String of Pearls" Unearthed by Chunnel Excavations

A series of rich digs, referred to by archaeologists as "one long string of pearls" was the result of excavations to construct the Chunnel under the English Channel.

Outlands Celebrates New Peers

Lady Maria reports on the several Peers elevated during the reign of Their Majesties Irel and Rosalind of the Kingdom of Outlands.

November 8th

SCA Corporate Office Releases Official Statement on Schragger Case

The office of the President of the SCA has released an official statement on the alleged sexual assault case in the East Kingdom.

Law and Order in Medieval Cyprus

Cyprus Weekly: An article by reporter Barbara Lyssarides looks at the fascinating -- and often dangerous -- history of medieval Cyprus.

Author Claims Chinese "Discovered" America

Star: "In 1421, the Chinese braved the Pacific sun?" has kind of a ring to it...

Atlantia to Hold Research Competition

Gentles involved in A&S in Atlantia are invited to participate in a research paper competition in conjunction with Tempore Atlantia, an ongoing A&S competition, and the Kingdom A&S Festival.

November 7th

More Help Needed for Fire Victims in Caid

Lady Cicilia Tironi reports that three SCA families have now lost their homes due to recent fires in the San Diego area of California.

SCAdian Armor to Appear in New Film

Lord Gijchar Gronnulf, Knights Marshal for the Shire of Endless Hills in AEthelmearc and owner of Lonely Mountain Forge, has created armor used in the new film "Ancanar."

Compiled List of Fall 2003 Crown Tourney Results

Legio Draconis has posted a list of winners from the recent Fall 2003 Crown Tournaments.

November 6th

Schragger Held for Trial on Sexual Assault Charges

Morning Call: At a preliminary hearing Thursday, a judge in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania ruled that there is sufficient evidence to warrant a trial.

New Software Allows Peek at the Past

New software being developed in Great Britain may allow researchers to see beneath floors and peek through walls in search of historical buildings.

First Court of Their Majesties Jonathon and Deille of Atenveldt

Court Report: Baroness Katharine of Cate Hall has kindly sent in a report from the first Court of TRM Jonathon and Deille, the new King and Queen of Atenveldt.

Medieval Warm Period a Myth?

Science Daily: New research may show that the theory that medieval weather was as warm as modern weather may be flawed.

Keeping Up with the Crusades

Dame Aoife shares links dealing with the Crusades.

New Janet Arnold Book to be Released

THL Eleanor of Leycestershyre, who has been in contact with the estate of the late Elizabethan costume expert Janet Arnold, announces that a new book will soon be available.