Archive - Mar 2006 - Story

Alice's Restaurant SCA Library Movement

From today's edition of the Ermine Spot, a list for the Barony of the Flaming Gryphon, Kingdom of the Middle, comes this challenge. It is forwarded by Contessa Tamara Di Firenze, who sees Mistress Jadwiga, and raises to the SCA at large.

March Madness Photos Online

Combatchris has posted photos from the March 18, 2006 March Madness event which took place in the Principality of Oertha.

Ring around the Rosie: A Dissenting View

Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton, who has researched the nursery rhyme's controversial origins for Tournaments Illuminated, offers a rebuttal of a web article linked from SCAtoday.net recently.

March 30th

Comments sought as SCA Board considers temporary administrative sanctions

Linda S. Moore (Viscountess Gwyneth Felton), President, SCA Inc., is seeking comments from the Memberships regarding a new policy to temporarily prohibit a member from participating in SCA activities.

Historian says Australia not discovered by the Portuguese

Recent theories have led to speculation that Portuguese mariner Cristovao de Mendonca may have reached Australia in the 16th century, but not so, according to historian Michael Pearson.

Singers Sought for Lilies War

H.L. Brice Le Raton from the Barony of Forgotten Sea in Calontir will be directing the Lilies Known World Chorus at this year's War. He is seeking singers to participate.

Shire of Windale's Estrella War XXII Photos Online

The Shire of Windale in Atenveldt has collected the photos of its members, and they are available online from several sources. Included are photos of everything from combat to crafts to camps.

March 29th

Curious George at West Kingdom Court

Curious George learns all about the SCA at a West Kingdom event in this delightful essay by Lady Jehanne de Wodeford.

Radnor of Gildemar Victorious in West Kingdom Crown Tourney

Duke Radnor of Gildemar was the winner of the March 25, 2006 West Kingdom Crown Tournament. He was inspired by his lady, Duchess Ysabeau of Guildemar.

Roman Demographics Studied by Modern Foreign Policy Experts

Philip Longman, writing in Foreign Policy Magazine, uses Roman military strategies and demographics to understand modern policy decisions.

March 28th

Norman Weapons

Patrick Kelly of the Albion Benefactor's Society, has written an article on the history of weapons used by the 10th and 11th century Normans.

Fantasy Game Teaches Journalist Skills

A new fantasy computer game has been designed to teach rookie journalism students fact-finding skills. "Instead of slaying monsters and gathering gold, the players tackle sources and gather information."

The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes

A British website looks at the origins and original lyrics of famous nursery rhymes including Ring a Ring o Rosies long believed to refer to the Black Death and Remember Remember, which chronicles Guy Fawkes' attempt to blow up Parliament.

Photos from TMT VI: The Feast of St. Patrick

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from TMT VI The Feast of St. Patrick which took place March 18, 2006 in the Canton of Coille Stoirmeil.

March 27th

University of North Carolina's Ancient Map Project

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have announced that they have received a US$390,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to bring ancient maps to the internet through UNC's Ancient World Mapping Center.

Medieval Fair Impresses Salisbury Reporter

Jim McNally of the Salisbury (North Carolina) Post checks out a Medieval Fair sponsored by the Canton of Salesberie Glen and learns about life in the SCA.

Beer on Tap

A woman in Oslo, Norway was shocked recently to find beer streaming from her kitchen water faucet.

Stunning Sights on Pilgrimage

More than half of the Camino de Santiago, medieval Europe’s most important pilgrimage route, passes through the ancient kingdoms of Castille and León.

March 26th

Photos from Knights Hospitaller Dragon Feast

Master Gwynfor Lwyd has announced that he has updated his website with images from Knights Hospitaller Dragon Feast which took place March 11, 2006 in the Kingdom of Lochac.

Romano-British Good Luck Charm Found

Archaeologists working near Hadrian's Wall in Northumberland, England, have discovered a stone carving of what is believed to be the god Cocidius, a Romano-British warrior god, used for protection and good luck.

Tournaments of Renown & Septentrian Fight Practice Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from Their Royal Majesties of Ealdormere's Tournaments of Renown and the Septentrian Fight Practice on the Two Ravens website.

Bird Paintings of Pierre Eskrich Rediscovered

Several albums of paintings of birds dating to the 16th century have been "rediscovered" by Roberta J.M. Olson, art curator for the New York Historical Society. The works were painted by French artist Pierre Eskrich, considered to be the inspiration for James Audubon.

March 25th

Head of Copernicus Found?

Archaeologists excavating a crypt beneath a 14th century cathedral in Frombork, Poland, believe they may have found the skull of the revolutionary astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.

Society Still Seeking Exchequer

Linda S. Moore (Viscountess Gwyneth Felton), President, SCA Inc., has announced that the Society is still accepting applications for Society Exchequer.

Knight Club Video

The Barony of the Far West (Korea, Japan and the Pacific Rim Islands) has created and posted an SCA promotional video.

SCA Courtiers Discussion Group

Master Niccolo Gianfigliazzi Genovese has announced the creation of a new SCA duscussion group: SCA Courtiers.

March 24th

Atlantia Welcomes New SCAdian

Lord Siegfried Sebastian Faust has announced that the Barony of Dun Carraig in the Kingdom of Atlantia has a new "Baron-ling." She is Penelope Faith Kriebel, born March 22, 2006.

Pain Bank Interview with Viscount Sir Tristan von Eisig, K.W. Rattan Symposiom, N.S. TOC and Gulf Wars

PainBank (a podcast website) has posted an interview with the infamous Pennsic Kamikaze host, Viscount Tristan von Eisig.

Fighter's School XIII Photos Online

Her Excellency Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Northshield, shares photos and memories from Fighter's School XIII and the Investiture of Sir Alexandre and Viscountess Morgan as the 3rd Baron & Baroness of Windhaven.

Prince Godwine of Meridies on Fencing

Prince Godwine of the Kingdom of Meridies comments on His controversial decision to not support fencing in the Kingdom during His reign.