Archive - Oct 2005 - Story

October 24th

Postcards from the Road: the Carolina Renaissance Festival

News Observer photographer Scott Sharpe's latest "Postcard from the Road" focuses on the Carolina Renaissance Fair in Huntersville, North Carolina.

October 23rd

Estrella XXII Treaty Online

The treaty and appendices from the Estrella War XXII have been posted on the website for Estrella War.

Russian Orthodox Icons Subject of Restoration Project

Aleksei Khetagurov, chief of icon restoration for the State Historical Museum in Moscow, hopes to reveal the face of history - literally - as he cleans dark patina from the surfaces of centuries-old icons.

In Search of the Lost Colony

Archaeologists just won't give up. New plans are afoot to "scour" Roanoke Sound in search of clues to the fate of the Lost Colony.

October 22nd

Middle Kingdom Crown Tourney Results

Count Sir Felix the Just of Ram'sey defeated Sir Lutr Ulfskjald in an extended final round of the Middle Kingdom Crown Tournament today.

Chartres Glass Being Restored to Jewel-Like Quality

A team of experts is working to restore the brilliant colors to Chartres Cathedral's famous stained glass windows. 16 of the 175 windows have already been restored with stunning results.

"New" Da Vinci Works on Display in Italy

A pair of previously unseen paintings by Leonardo da Vinci are on display at Ancona's Mole Vanvitelliana Museum. The works were once believed to have been painted by one of the master's pupils.

Claterna Emerges from the Italian Soil

After being buried for 1500 years, the Roman town of Claterna, bear Bologna, Italy, has begun to emerge from the soil. Excavations have already revealed patrician houses, metalworking sites and mosaic paving, as well as pottery and coins.

October 21st

"Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England"

Alida Becker of the New York Times Book Review looks at Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England, a book by Alison Weir.

Kilts from Togas?

What did the Romans do for Scotland? Allan Burnett looks at the Roman legacy in the country from the Battle of Mons Graupius to the 3rd century, including an observation that the idea for the kilt may have come from the Roman toga.

A Fine Hand: Beginners' Scribal Workbox

The SCA is home to some of the finest calligraphers and illuminators around, but there are still plenty of us who know little of this very important and useful medieval art. Dame Aoife wants to help, and offers this edition of Aoife's Links devoted to scribal arts for beginners.

Great Western War Photos

Lady Esmeralda of the Lakes has posted photos from the recent Great Western War.

October 20th

Duke Brion Anthony Uriel Tarragon Victorious in East Crown

Duke Brion, fighting for Duchess Anna Ophelia Holloway Tarragon, was the winner of the October 15, 2005 Fall Crown Tournament in the East Kingdom.

Final issue of "The Quarter" on the loose

Run for your lives! Yet another issue of Trimaris' "Perfectly Period Parody Publication", The Quarter, has apparently gnawed through its restraining straps and escaped into the wild.

Female Heroes: Eleanor of Aquitaine

Eleanor of Aquitaine, a woman who was in many ways ahead of her time and who was one of the most important figures in the Middle Ages, is the subject of Aoife's Links this week.

Blackfox Award Winners for AS 39 announced

The Blackfox Award Winners for AS 39 have been added to the Chronicler's web page on the SCA web site. The Blackfox Awards, given yearly, recognize excellence in newsletters at the principality, baronial, and local levels.

October 19th

Midrealm Crown Tourney to feature jousting demo

The Middle Kingdom's Crown Tournament, to be held October 22, will feature a demonstration of jousting combat, a newly-sanctioned activity in the SCA.

Barony mourns the passing of Lady Sirona

The Canton of Mystic Straits and the Barony of Roaring Wastes bid sorrowful farewell to Lady Sirona, who died October 18, 2005.

Calontir online hurricane relief auction features last-minute additions

Additional items have been contributed to Calontir's online auction for the benefit of SCAdian hurricane victims.

Midrealm Crown List Announced

Their Majesties Edmund and Kateryn of the Middle Kingdom have announced the list of combatants for the upcoming Crown Tournament.

Midrealm Mourns Baron Gundric Fawkes

Baron Sir Garagchan of the Midrealm reports on the Legio Draconis website that Baron Gundric Fawkes, Sergeant of the Red Company, Companion of the Order of the Dragon's Heart, died suddenly October 18, 2005 after a sparring match at fighter practice.

Spanish Event Photos Online

Raphe Cuthbert has posted photos from Algarada en la Frontera, an event which took place in the Incipient Shire of Alcazar (Cifuentes, Spain) October 1, 2005.

October 18th

Let Us Prey: Hunting With Hawks/Falcons

This week's installment of Aoife's Links is devoted to the art and science of hunting with raptors for food and for sport.

SCA Trailer Stolen in An Tir

Kaðlin in Stórráða has reported that a trailer belonging to HL Kolfinna and Sir Torfin containing much SCA gear was stolen from their home in Portland, Oregon October 14, 2005.

New Heirs for Ealdormere

Magistra Nicolaa offers this detailed report of the Ealdormere Crown Tournament, in which Count Aaron Preslee Worgenson won the day for the honour of Countess Rustique.

Ravens Keep Forms in Drachenwald

Lord Alric, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced the formation of a new group in the Kingdom: the Incipient Shire of Ravens Keep.

October 17th

Will the REAL Will Shakespeare Please Stand Up?

It appears that everyone but William Shakespeare wrote the playwright's work. The new candidate was an Elizabethan diplomat named Sir Henry Neville.

16th century manuscript from India featured in exhibit at the Met

"Pearls of the Parrot of India: The Emperor Akbar's Illustrated Khamsa, 1597–98" will be on display at the Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for the Arts of South and Southeast Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 12.

Midrealmers Help Promote "Sister Cities" at Indiana RenFaire

SCA members were on hand recently for the Fishers Renaissance Faire in Fishers, Indiana. Members took part in demonstrations of armored combat.

October 16th

Uprising XIX Photos, Music Online

Lord John Gilson has posted photos from Uprising XIX, which took place in the Kingdom of Artemisia.