Archive - Jan 2005 - Story

January 14th

"Scissors" Victorious in East Kingdom A&S Competition

Lady Kayleigh McWhyte, East Kingdom King's Champion of Arts and Sciences, has announced the winners of the Rock, Paper and Scissors A&S Competition held at the Kingdom's Twelfth Night celebration.

Clare Elena of Strathclyde to Sit Vigil in the West

Lady Clare Elena of Strathclyde will sit vigil at the Oerthan Coronet and Investiture January 15, 2005 in honor of her elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

Leonardo da Vinci's Walled-Up Workshop Found

A laboratory once used by Leonardo da Vinci for his research into the natural sciences, but later sealed off by adjacent construction, has been found at a monastery next to the Basilica of the Santissima Annunziata, in Florence, Italy.

January 13th

Enthusiasm for Film Epics May be Waning

The less-than-stellar performance of the latest Hollywood epics may mean that viewers' enthusiam for the genre may be waning.

Barony of Grey Niche to Hold Blood Drive

Falada of the Barony of Grey Niche in Meridies has announced that the barony will hold a blood drive at its Candlemas Collegium event February 5, 2005.

Nebelwald Advanced to Full Status

Sovany Barcsi Janos, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced that the Incipient Shire of Nebelwald has been recommended for advancement to full status.

January 12th

Knights Templar Demand Apology

The grand master of the Knights Templar has sent a letter to the Vatican demanding an apology for persecution of the group during the 14th century.

SCAtoday.net Technical Notice, 2005-01-12

SCAtoday.net is moving its domain name server (DNS) during the evening (US Eastern time) of 12 January 2005. No outages are expected, but we wanted to let you know "just in case". Click the "read more" link if you are interested in the details. Windows users, please also click for a special notice.

Madelyn Ann Kelly Born in the Kingdom of Atlantia

Baroness Briana of the Barony of Stierbach has announced that her barony has grown with the birth of Madelyn Ann Kelly, daughter of Lady Grace Whyting and Lord Sean McKelly.

Cursed Boots of Pain for Sale on eBay

SCAdian Lord Gustav Jameson is selling a pair of "cursed boots of pain" on eBay, and therein hangs the tale....

An Tir Queen lauds new Rapier Champion

At the Kingdom of An Tir's recent 12th Night Coronation, many fine fighters vied for the honour of winning the right to be designated the Queen's Rapier Champion. The winner was Monsigneur Prospere de Montsegur, of the Barony of Lionsgate, Tir Righ, An Tir.

January 11th

Glen Rathlin achieves full shire status

Sovany Barcsi Janos, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced that the Shire of Glen Rathlin has achieved full shire status.

January Updates to Stefan's Florilegium

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for January 2005.

Balthasar Yvon Charon Elevated to Laurel in AnTir

At the Kingdom of AnTir's recent Twelfth Night celebration, Msgr. Balthasar Yvon Charon was elevated to the Order of the Laurel.

Alina and Midair Proud Parents in Midrealm

THL Alina Foxwood and Master Midair MacCormaic, of the Middle Kingdom, are the proud parents of their second child, Cassandra Lynn.

January 10th

Justus fitz Ternon Named Royal Bard of the Kingdom of Atlantia

Justus fitz Ternon was named Royal Bard of Atlantia January 8, 2005 at the Kingdom's Twelfth night celebration.

Ankara Made First Female Knight in the East Kingdom

At the recent Twelfth Night Celebration, Their Majesties Thorson and Svava of the East Kingdom made Sir Ankara the first female knight in the Kingdom's history.

Grey Gargoyles to Host Manscript Display

The Shire of Grey Gargoyles will play host to experts from the University of Chicago Special Collections for a special display of medieval books and manuscripts.

January 9th

Prince Charles Offers Plants to 'Elizabethan' Garden

Prince Charles has offered some plants from his Highgrove estate for a proposed Elizabethan garden at a cottage in Cornwall, said to be the family home of Sir Francis Drake's first wife.

Banners to Fly at Rowany Festival

John of the Hills, of the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced that the fifth annual Best Looking Banners and Flags Campsite competition will take place at this year's Rowany Festival.

January 8th

Ancient Byways to be Opened to Trekkers

British officals have sparked controversary with a decision to open every track and defunct highway for walkers and 4x4 vehicles.

Shopping at Estrella

Want to plan your spending spree at the Estrella War? A complete list of merchants is now available online.

January 7th

A Conspiracy of Chefs: Culinary History's Food

Having recovered from last week's mishap, Dame Aoife returns to the wonderful world of weblinks. This week, she brings us a plethora of resources for the culinary arts of the Middle Ages.

Estrella War Combat Information Online

Attendees who plan on participating in martial activities at the upcoming Estrella War are urged to take a look at the Estrella War Treaty which outlines marshallate standards and battle scenarios.

New Web Magazine for SCA & Folk Musicians

AmberWyvern Studios, a recording studio and publisher that focuses on medieval and folk music and features SCA bardic arts, has announced a quarterly web-based magazine for SCAdian and folk musicians and bards.

January 6th

Pennsylvania Firm Seeks Re-enactors for Film

Team Concepts, Inc., a leadership development company, is looking for re-enactors to film a version of Henry V's famous speech. The filming will take place January 8, 2005 at Valley Forge National Historic Park in Pennsylvania.

Noisy Toys Nothing New

The Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust has evidence that noisy toys may date back to the Bronze Age.

AnTir Knights to Hold Benefit Auction

Sir Daniel of the Kingdom of An Tir, has announced that an auction of items donated by An Tir knights will be held at the upcoming Kingdom 12th Night celebration. Money raised will benefit the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

Polar Bear Ball Photos Online

Lord Gavius allectus has announced that photos from Atlantia's recent Polar Bear Ball are now available online.

January 5th

Anchorage Daily News: Students Learn Castle-Building

Third and fourth graders at Chugach Optional School are learning about the Middle Ages brick by brick as they build their own castles.