Archive - 2005 - Story

November 3rd

Calontir Crown List Announced

Their Majesties Martino and Ariel of the Kingdom of Calontir have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

King Arthur tales may contain secret code

According to amateur scholar Joan Helm on the radio program The Science Show, King Arthur and the Camelot legends are just crammed full of hidden meanings and subtle messages.

Iona II

Archaeologists working in Scotland believe they have found the site of a second monastery founded in the 6th century by St. Columba, founder of Iona.

"Crusades: Crescent and the Cross" on the History Channel

On November 6-7, 2005, the History Channel will present The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross, a "clear-eyed look at the first three crusades, the battle between the Crescent and the Cross, which still shapes the Middle East and relations between the two great religions in our present day world."

On-the-job Halloween spirit can be fun, as long as employees don't get too spooky

An article in the East Valley Tribune describing costumes worn in the workplace on Halloween features a photograph of SCA member Rawnie Pino.

November 2nd

Carolina Renaissance Festival

News and Observer photographer Scott Sharpe's latest "Postcard from the Road" focuses on the Carolina Renaissance Fair.

Principality of the Mists 2005 Fall Coronet Photos Online

Members of the College of Sainte Katherine have posted photos from the recent Fall Coronet in the Principality of the Mists in the West Kingdom.

Octoberfest: Castles in Germany

In an article for the Renstore newsletter, Gael Stirler looks at how to make a fairy tale come true by visiting German castles.

November 1st

9th Century Saxon Aestel Found by Metal Detector

Metal detecting enthusiast Tim Pearson, of Denaby, England, recently found a 9th century Saxon Aestel, which looks like a four inch long bottle, and may have served as a holder for sticks used to turn pages of religious books.

Turkish Textiles on display at the Sackler

"Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey" is on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, through January 22.

"Treachery on the Takaido" has an A&S display to remember

Lady Martelle von Charlottenburg shares her tale of the fabulous Arts and Sciences activities at Atlantia's "Treachery on the Takaido" event.

Midrealmers Enjoy Combat in Western Illinois

Reporter Joseph Lemanski of the Western Courier spends time with members of the March of Lochmorrow at Western Illinois University during a recent fighter practice.

Moroccan City Holds Secrets from Roman Through Medieval Times

Moroccan archaeologists from the National Institute of Archaeological Sciences and Heritage are combing through research discovered during a recent excavation of the Roman city of Thamusida and its medieval layers up to Islamic times.

October 31st

Gleann Abhann Award Structure Announced

Radu and Broinnfinn, Lord and Lady Heir of the soon-to-be-Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, have announced that the Kingdom's award structure has been finalized.

Paul & Catriona New Viceroy & Vicereine of Insulae Draconis

Mistress Ariel reports that Lord Paul, son of Brian and Lady Catriona of the Ravens, was the winner of the recent Coronet in Insulae Draconis.

Beowulf Mania

Two films, an opera and an off-Broadway play are enough to jump start the popularity of Anglo-Saxon classic.

Student Uses "Experimental Archaeology" to Work Iron

Ph.D candidate in Materials Science and Engineering Dan Jeffery is using ancient technologies to understand how bloomery furnaces work. Bloomery furnaces were in common use "in Japan, Renaissance Europe, ancient Rome, Africa, and many other places to make iron and steel for armor, swords, locks, tools and hundreds of other household items."

October 30th

Skara Brae: an Ancient Village Revealed

Archeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones, who lives in Orkney, looks at the ancient village of Skara Brae, the neolithic settlement on Scotland's windy northern isles.

AEthlemearc Silent Auction Raises Money for Hurricane Relief

Myghin Ine Skylycorne of the Shire of Hartstone has announced that over $400 was raised by a silent auction at AEthelmearc's recent Crown Tournament.

Atlantia Fall 2005 Crown List Announced

Dame Anne le Coeur, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Atlantia, has announced the list of combatants and their consorts for Their Majesties Janos and Rachel's upcoming Fall Crown List.

October 29th

Beowulf as a Modern Rock Opera?

A musical version of the epic poem? The Irish Repertory Theatre is putting on this amibitious version from October 16 through November 13, 2005, at the Rep's Theatre in New York City.

Which D&D Character are You? v2.10

An updated version of the old chestnut that uses a quiz to deterine which Dungeons and Dragons™ character you would be.

Panhandle Skirmishes Photos

Lord Michael of Clan Kitemitsu has posted photos from the recent Panhandle Skirmishes fought between the Kingdoms of Trimaris and Meridies.

Memories of Johan von Traubenburg

Lord Zachariah von Marksburgh shares memories of Master Johan von Traubenburg who died October 25, 2005.

October 28th

Was Britain Rome's Treasure House?

Ancient Britain seems to have been the treasure trove for Rome since thousands of gold and silver artifacts dating to Roman times have been found there. Now a Welsh archaeologist thinks he knows why.

The Met hosts major exhibition of the work of Fra Angelico

The Fra Angelico exhibit will be on display in the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 29.

Iron Age Survivor

Would you have been voted off the Iron Age island? The BBC's History Trail lets players try their skills at a number of Iron Age survival skills.

Work Continues on Gulf Wars Site

Lady Sarah MacGregor of Ardanroe in Gleann Abhann, reports on cleanup at the King's Arrow Ranch, site of Gulf Wars, damaged by Hurricane Katrina. She has posted links to photos and video of the damage and cleanup efforts.

October 27th

MIT & MythBusters Take on Archimedes' "Death Ray"

After the failure of Jamie and Adam to reconstruct a working model of Archimedes' death ray for Mythbusters, scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken up the challenge.

Be on the Lookout for Stolen Armor

Lord Alexander Kegan MacAngus of the Shire of Smyth Kepe in Gleann Abhann reports that his armor was stolen the weekend of October 22-23, 2005 from the area of Fort Smith, Arkansas.