Archive - 2006 - Story

January 19th

Matchmaking in the SCA

Duchess Malinda of the Kingdom of Atenveldt, has announced that she will be offering free matchmaker services at the upcoming Estrella War.

New exhibit on the history of the Bible

"Ink & Blood: Sacred Treasures of the Bible" will be on display at the Florida International Museum through May 14, 2006.

Dante quiz helps sinners find their future home in Hell

Have you been bad? Very bad? Dante Alighieri has an eternal home for you. Use this quiz to find out which of his seven levels of Hell you will inhabit. [PG-13]

Pepper eating and pirate chasing mark Septentria's 12th Night

Ealdormerean correspondent Laird Colyne Stewart goes under cover as a page at the Barony of Septentria's 12th Night celebration to report on the humorous goings-on.

January 18th

Drachenwald Scrolls Seeking Home

Bridget Greywolf, Clerk Signet of Drachenwald, is asking for help to locate past recipients of awards in the Kingdom so that they may claim their scrolls.

Early Music Online

Looking for an online source that plays medieval music? Check out Treasury of Early Music, a classical program hosted by Jorge Salazar.

Portrait of Lady Jane Grey identified

Tests have suggested that a painting found in London may be the only surviving portrait of Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for nine days.

Pennsylvania Game Commission Upholds Ban on Atlatl

The state Game Commission of Pennsylvania has recommended that hunters not be allowed to use atlatls to kill deer.

January 17th

Wallace Execution Headlined Medieval Fair

The execution of Scottish hero William Wallace appears to have been the opening act for a medieval carnival in August of 1305.

Deitrich von Marksburg Victorious in Oertha Coronet

Morgana reports that Deitrich von Marksburg was the victor of the recent Principality of Oertha Coronet. Deitrich was inspired by Rosalyn of the Frosty Peaks

Medieval Times to Honor Veterans

Medieval Times dinner theatre is offering two free tickets to soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan through February 26, 2006. The tickets are good Monday-Thursday at any of their facilities.

January 16th

Irish Castle Sold for UK£1,000

Gosford Castle in County Armagh, Northern Ireland, has been purchased by a development company for UK£1,000. The castle, which is in a poor state of repair, will be refurbished by the developers at a cost of UK£4M.

As We Sow: Medieval Gardens

Dame Aoife has been a busy lady with holidays and her modern-world job, but this week she's back with a pre-springtime Links edition devoted to medieval gardens.

West Kingdom Coronation Photos Online

Photos from the Recent West Kingdom Twelfth Night Coronation which took place January 7, 2006 in San Jose, California, are now available to view onlin.

January 15th

Coffee Art

For those serious coffee drinkers out there: Coffee Art!

Edinburgh's Short-hole Golf Course Site of Plague Burial

Edinburgh's revered Bruntsfield Links, a short-hole golf course, may actually be the grave site of vicitims of the city's Black Plague from the 15th and 17th centuries.

New gallery at The Walters focuses on legal documents

The Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, will exhibit 17 books and manuscripts from the 12th-15th centuries from the museum's collection at "The Art of Law," a manuscript gallery focus show, through April 9.

13th Century Arrowhead Used Against Poachers

Archaeologists from Manchester University working on a hilltop site near Mellor, England, have found an iron arrowhead and believe that it was used to "slay poachers hunting on the king’s land."

January 14th

Notice of Scheduled Outage: SCA.org Internet Servers to Undergo Upgrade

On Sunday, 15 January 2006, the sca.org Internet servers will be taken offline temporarily to perform a major system upgrade. Beginning at approximately 4:00 a.m. US Central Time (10:00 GMT), and continuing until approximately noon US Central Time (18:00 GMT), various services will be inaccessible.

SCA.org e-mail server issues

Jason Williams, Chairman of the SCA, Inc., describes the SCA's recent email server problems and what is being done to correct them.

A Contest Extraordinaire! A Bardic Challenge at Estrella

Be It Knowne That their Excellencies Rhys and Edine of Atenveldt Do Hereby Formally Challenge The Knowne World To...A Contest Extraordinaire!

Metal Dectectors Find Golden Angel

A British metal detecting club has struck gold with the discovery of a coin bearing the image of an angel and an inscription saying "Henri VII" or "Henri VIII."

What is your name? What is your quest? What is....

...the average airspeed velocity of a fully laden swallow? To avoid being thrown into the gorge by Tim the Enchanter, you will need to know these things! Luckily, this web site has the answer.

January 13th

British Library Images Online

The British Library has released a database of searchable images digitized from its vast collections of manuscripts, rare books and maps.

Teahouse of the Winter Moon: a Report

Saionji no Hanae (Lisa Joseph) of the West Kingdom reports of the recent Teahouse of the Winter Moon event which took place in the Kingdom of the Outlands January 7, 2006.

Estrella Pre-Reg is Still Open!

Mistress Bannthegn Penelope DoWell of Avonsford, Pre-Reg Steward for Estrella War XXII, reports that online pre-registration for the War will be open until January 31, 2006.

January 12th

Irish Bog Men Reveal Surprises

BBC radio interview with Ned Kelly, head of antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland reveals that "The preserved remains of two prehistoric men discovered in an Irish bog have revealed a couple of surprises --- one used hair gel and the other stood 6 foot 6 inches high, the tallest Iron Age body discovered."

Armor Stolen in Atenveldt

Deirdre and Ajax in the Kingdom of Atenveldt have reported the theft of armor from their home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Artemisia 12th Night: A Report

Baroness Bianca of Gryphon's Lair in the Kingdom of Artemisia gives a glowing report on the recent 12 Night celebration.

January 11th

Dunstan le Heryngmongere Named Royal Bard of Atlantia

Syr Justus de Tyre reports that Dunstan le Heryngmongere has been named Royal Bard of Atlantia.