Archive - 2004 - Story

October 29th

Drachenwald Waterbearers Form Interest Group

Ailitha de Ainwyk has reported that a new interest group has been formed for Waterbearers in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

New Citizen in Oertha

Isabel has announced that Lakhota Sage Truelove, son of "Friar Tuk" and Antoinette Truelove, was born October 23, 2004 in the Principality of Oertha.

24 Hour Museum: Experts Analyze Bog Butter

Researchers have been studying the "bog butter" regularly found buried in peat bogs in Scotland and Ireland for clues to what the substance really was.

October 28th

Collegium Cantorum to Perform in Atlantia

Britton Morgan has announced that Collegium Cantorum ("a company of singers") will present two concerts in November, 2004 in the Washington D.C. Area.

AEthelmearc Woman Contestant on Jeopardy

Arkhelaia V Bolotnikova (Lori Tennant), a resident of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, is scheduled to appear on Jeopardy this week.

Midrealm Champions Accept Challenge Against Breast Cancer

Sgt. Rutgur of the Middle Kingdom, along with the other baronial champions, has accepted a challenge by His Majesty Brannos to raise money for breast cancer research.

Garb Stolen in An Tir

Her Grace Duchess Angharad of the Kingdom of An Tir reports that garb and her ducal coronet have been stolen from her car in the Seattle area.

October 27th

Board of Directors Comments on Outlands Crown Tourney Investigation

An investigation's results have led the BoD to comment publicly on the invalidation of the recent Outlands Crown Tourney. Duke Tomüki, victor in that tournament, has been suspended from martial activities and censured by the Board.

SCA President Reports on Recent Board Meetings

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has issued her summations from the recent in-person Board meeting and from the previous month's conference calls.

Board of Directors Requests Comments on By-Laws Change

The SCA Board of Directors is seeking public comments concerning a proposed change to the by-laws governing terms of service for Board members.

Photos from Midrealm Coronation

THL Grizel has posted photos from the recent Middle Kingdom Coronation of Their Majesties Brannos and Rebekah.

Pravda: Crimean Burial Mound Contains Occult Items

Russian archaeologists have discovered a burial mound containing the remains of a lavishly dressed woman as well as items suggesting "the woman's professional involvement in the world of witchcraft and magic."

October 26th

Slovak Spectator: Complete Medieval Village Discovered Under Kia Car Site

Workers near Žilina, Slovakia have begun excavating the ruins of a complete 10th-13th century village beneath the site of a proposed Hyundai/Kia car plant.

AEthelmearc Welcomes New Citizen

Michael Alewright has announced the birth of Sarah Yvette Tujague to their Excellencies Alonzio and Tatyana of the Barony of the Debatable Lands.

Photos from Northshield's Crown Tournament Online

Lady Shava offers photos from the October 23, 2004 Crown Tournament fought in the Kingdom of Northshield.

News & Star: Carlisle Named Top Site by Archaeologists

John Zant of Oxford Archaeology North has declared Carlisle, England "one of top Roman dig sites."

October 25th

Earl Tarrach Victorious in Northshield Crown Tourney

Earl Tarrach Ulfson was the victor of the October 23, 2004 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Ealdormere Crown Tourney Results

The Kingdom of Ealdormere held its 14th Crown Tournament on Saturday, October 23, 2004 in the Canton of Westbelleford. King Malik and Queen Genevieve presided over the tournament, which attracted 23 combattants.

Gleann Abhann to become Kingdom

On October 23, the SCA Board of Directors approved a petition by the Principality of Gleann Abhann, currently part of Meridies, to advance to Kingdom status, becoming the SCA's nineteenth Kingdom.

October 24th

Forest Got the Best of Roman Army

It wasn't barbarians who defeated the armies of Rome in Scotland, but the country's impenetrable forest, according to a new book by Chris Smout.

New Sections of 5th Century Synagogue Unearthed in Albania

Archaeologists working on the excavation of a 5th or 6th century synagogue near the coastal city of Saranda have uncovered impressive new structures.

Did 2nd Century Comet Shake Roman World?

Scientists believe that a field of craters around Lake Chiemsee in southern Germany is the result of a comet striking in earth in the second century.

October 23rd

Discovery Channel: Michelangelo's David Not Perfect

Michelangelo's David, long thought to be the model of male perfection, is not as perfect as once believed. He is missing a back muscle.

Badgers Damage Salisbury Burial Mounds

Badgers? We Don't Need No Stinking Badgers! OK, I couldn't resist! But badgers are reportedly doing serious damage to prehistoric burial mounds on Salisbury Plain.

Loch Lomond Site Offers Wealth of Artifacts

Archaeologists working on a site near Loch Lomond have discovered evidence of settlements dating back 3500 years, including a 7th century Christian cemetery.

October 22nd

Heraldic Publications Available from SCA Marketplace

SCA President Meg Baron has announced that all of the SCA Heraldic publications are now available through the SCA Marketplace.

Ansteorra to Host BoD Meeting

The Barony of the Steppes is proud to host the Board of Directors meeting on Saturday, October 23, 2004 c.e. 9:00am, at the Crown Plaza Hotel.

Ben Dunfirth Baronial Birthday Bash Photos Online

Lord Alexander shares photos from the recent Ben Dunfirth Baronial Birthday Bash in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

October 21st

Discovery Channel: Medici Murder Mystery Solved

The exhumation of remains from the Medici Family tomb in Florence, Italy has set to rest the question of whether or not family members were murdered.

Cumberland News: 1st Century Roman Armor Preserved in Clay

Hundreds of thousands of metal artifacts, including scale armor, from a Roman fort have been preserved by a layer of clay.