Archive - 2005 - Story

October 19th

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.

National Geographic: Ancient Chinese Noodle Secret?

John Roach, reporting for National Geographic, writes that 4,000-year-old noodles, the oldest ever found, have been discovered in northwestern China. The well-preserved, thin noodles were buried in a bowl ten feet below ground.

Controversial Changes Planned for Kenilworth Castle

English Heritage has approved plans to make changes to historic Kenilworth Castle over objections from local residents, including Lord Kenilworth.

October 15th

Mary Rose Anchor Raised

As work on the wreck of Henry VIII's flagship the Mary Rose continues, archaeologists announced that the anchor has been recovered.

Ancient Coventry Gravestones Missing

Lady Godiva must be galloping in her grave with the news that the City Council of Coventry, England may have "lost" 50 historic gravestones.

Viking Longboats for Sale

You, too, can go a-Viking! DirectBoats.com is selling replica Viking longboats. "Great for theme parks and rental operations." And, they're on sale!

October 14th

Eastrealm Woman Uses Belly Dancing as Therapy

Vinaya Saksena of the East Bay News in Swansea, Rhode Island discusses life and belly dancing with Mensa and SCA member Debra Moniz.

Great Deeds from Great Western

Lady Elsa Saxenkammer, a bard from the West Kingdom, relates a story of deeds of honor from the recent Great Western War.

Sir Godwine of Sherborne Victorious in Meridies Crown Tourney

Janessia and Iohann se pipere report that Sir Godwine of Sherborne, fighting for Lady Francesca De Foggia, was victorious in the October 8, 2005 Meridies Crown Tournament.

Ealdormere Fall 2005 Coronation Photos Online

Alexander Gladstone has posted photos from the recent Coronation of Edward and Rylyn, King and Queen of Ealdormere, on the Two Ravens website.

October 13th

Monastery Reconstruction Restores 10th Century Building

700 years after it was looted by Catalan mercenaries, Vatopedi Monastery in northern Greece will celebrate a two-year restoration project funded by the Catalan administration.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for October 2005

THLord Stefan li Rous shares updates to Stefan's Florilegium for October 2005.

Autocrat: Gulf Wars XV is still on for 2006

Sir John the Pursuwer, autocrat of Gulf Wars XV, has made the announcement many were waiting breathlessly for: Gulf Wars will go forward despite damage to King's Arrow Ranch from Hurricane Katrina.

October 12th

The rightful king of England? He doesn't want the crown

According to genealogists working with a documentary team from Britain's Channel Four, Australian forklift operator Mike Hastings is the rightful heir to the British throne.

Report, Photos and Video from Aethelmearc's 2005 Fall Crown Tourney

Lady Katriona has posted photos and video from the recent AEthelmearc Fall 2005 Crown Tournament.

October 11th

Lars and Mary New Northshield Royalty

Baroness Kateryn of Cornwall reports that Sir Lars Wolfsblut, fighting for the Honor of Lady Mary of Carrigart, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Malcolm and Tessa New Prince and Princess of AEthelmearc

Earl Sir Malcolm was the victor of the October 8, 2005 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Malcolm was inspired by Tessa the Huntress.

Michael O'Brien to be New King of Artemisia

Kelwin reports that His Lordship Michael O'Brien was the winner of the October 8, 2005 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia.