Archive - Nov 2006 - Story

November 22nd

Volunteers Needed for Estrella Pre-War Security

Lady Sarah Thorarinsdottir, Volunteer Coordinator and Lord Aleyn Randwoulf, Pre-War Security Deputy for Estrella War XXIII send forth a plea for assistance for the upcoming War.

Pitt Students Gather for "Medieval Experiences"

Sarah Kaufman of the Pitt News learned much about recreating the Middle Ages recently when she paid a visit to members of the Pitt Medieval Interest Group and the Society for Creative Anachronism as they gathered for a fighter practice on a November afternoon in Pittsburgh.

First Knight Elevated in Gleann Abhann

On Saturday, November 18, in the Shire of Iron Ox, the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann created its chevalier, or first knight.

Swords Clash at Missouri Adrian Empire Demo

Lord Christopher Blackthorne, viceroy of the Shire of New Exeter, the Jefferson City, Missouri chapter of the Adrian Empire, helped bring the Middle Ages to life for a crowd of spectators recently at the Mark Twain National Forest near Guthrie, Missouri, recently. Michelle Brooks of the Jefferson City News Tribune had the story.

November 21st

Calontir Crown Tourney Photos & Video Online

Shawn Kraft has posted a photo album from the recent Fall 2006 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Calontir.

An Oerthan Quest...or "A is for Aardvark"

Duchess Megan, of the Kingdom of the west, recounts a tale about the resourcefulness and generosity of the folk of the Principality of Oertha (Alaska) and the quest of one lady to satisfy her Monarchs.

"Nanotubes" Discovered in Saracen Swords

The November 15, 2006 issue of New Scientist magazine contains a story on the technology of the Damascus steel swords used by the Saracens during the Crusades. A new study shows that forged steel techology was very modern.

November 20th

The virtual vigil of Baroness Ameline DuBois

The Crown of Ansteorra has announced the upcoming elevation of Baroness Ameline duBois to the Order of the Laurel.

Pictures from Royal Court at Caerthen A&S

Arwen Southernwood from the Kingdom of the Outlands has posted photos from the recent A&S Competition event held in the Barony of Caerthe (Denver, Colorado).

Home is a Castle in AEthelmearc

Lady Elizabeth reports that Byron and Ariella recently hosted a small event at their own personal castle which they built themselves. Photos online.

A Freshman at Bardic College

SCAtoday.net reporter and bard Ursula the Widow recently attended the Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks' Collegium in the Kingdom of Ealdormere, her first large bardic event. She shares her experiences in a special report.

November 19th

"The 300" Chronicles Spartans Battle at Thermopylae

In March 2007, 300 will open in theatres. The movie, based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City), chronicles the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae, when 300 Spartans led an army of 5,000 against the Persian army of two million and held them off for a week.

Steitan der Bogenschutz Elevated in the Outlands

THL Steitan der Bogenschutz was elevated to the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of the Outlands at Coronation November 11, 2006.

Surviving Troll at Estrella XXIII

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXIII passes along a few suggestions for getting through the check in process at the upcoming War.

November 18th

Deadline Approaches for Estrella Gatebook

The deadline to submit articles for publication in the Estrella XXIII Gatebook is rapidly approaching. All material must be received by November 26, 2006.

A Death in the Family: Milton Friedman, Father of Master Cariadoc of the Bow

Nobel-Laureate economist Milton Friedman, father of Dr. David Friedman (Master Cariadoc of the Bow, Duke of the East and Midrealm) has died at age 94. The news was announced late afternoon November 16, 2006.

Drachenwald Crown Tournament Photos Online - Part III

More photos of the event 'Crown Tournament', held October 13-15, are online now. The event took place at Schloss Limberg, a late renaissance castle about 40 minutes drive south of Graz and was hosted by the Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum.

Hunt for Roman Fish Sauce Recipe in Shipwreck

More than 1,200 tall (1m) jars have been discovered in a Roman first century shipwreck. Scientists are hoping that any remaining sealed jars will provide them with samples of the fish sauce for analysis.

November 17th

West Kingdom Crown Video Online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted several videos to YouTube including one from the October 2006 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West.

Re-Enactors Trade Spouses

The "mommy" of one of the families involved in the November 17, 2006 edition of Fox TV's Trading Spouses: Meet Your New Mommy is medieval re-enactor and horsewoman Sue Parodi from Hayes, Virginia. Paraodi will be switching places with Vered Solomon of Thousand Oaks, California.

"Healing Crown" of Septentria Returned in Ealdormere

Duncan Gabh Macleiod relates a tale about completing a thirty-year-old trust recently during an event in the Barony of Septentria, Kingdom of Ealdormere.

"Yellow pages" directory for Drachenwalders

Freiherr Agilmar von Sevelingen and Herrin Anna von Silvenhain have started a small, non-official wiki - a "Yellow pages" directory for Drachenwalders.

Jutland Stones May Bear New Runic Inscriptions

Seven stones have been discovered in the vicinity of Denmark's 10th century Jellinge stones. One or two of the new stones may also have runic inscriptions.

November 16th

Calendar of Chivalry on sale in Caid

Benedictions: A Caidan Calendar of Chivalry and Sainthood debuted at Caid's Fall Coronation on Saturday, November 11, to much public acclaim.

Navigating 16th Century London

Dr. Janelle Jenstad of the University of Victoria in British Columbia has created an interactive map of 16th century London complete with the "theatres and landmarks of Shakespeare's time."

Dragon's Scriptorium

Lady Bridget Greywolf announced on the Drachenwald mailing list that she has started a blog for the scribes of Drachenwald.

Diving Blackbeard's Ship

A 13-member crew of archaeological divers has been excavating the Queen Anne's Revenge, flagship of the notorious privateer and pirate Blackbeard, off the North Carolina coast.

Ealdormere Fall 2006 Crown Tourney Photos

Eirik Andersen has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.

November 15th

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for November 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2006.

Turkish Archaeologist Not Anti-Islam, Court Finds

Muazzez Ilmiye Cig's research into ancient Sumer led her to the conclusion that headscarves were worn in that culture's sexual rites. But when she made this claim in her book, the 92-year-old archaeologist found herself in court accused of insulting Muslim women.