Archive - Oct 2007 - Story

They would be king of Sudbury

The Sudbury Star reports from a fighter practice in Brennestein Vatn.

Barony Beyond the Mountain Forming Cooks Guild

The Barony Beyond the Mountain in the East Kingdom is forming a baronial level cooks guild. The first meeting is on November 10th, 2007 in Terryville, Connecticut.

"Where is the Renaissance in the Festival?"

That's the question asked by the Pirate Comedy Show in a catchy music video featuring highlights from the 2006 Nebraska Renaissance Faire.

Atlantia Crown List announced

His Royal Majesty Logan of the Kingdom of Atlantia has published the list of combatants for the upcoming Crown Tournament. The list is available on the Legion Draconis website.

Duke Aaron Worganson victorious in Ealdormere Crown

Duke Aaron Wargonson, inspired by Duchess Rustique Du Sorde, was the victor of the October 27, 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. (photos, updated)

October 30th

Russian birchbark manuscripts online

Researchers from the Novgorod Museum Reserve are in the process of translating ancient Russian manuscripts written on birchbark in Old Slavonic and posting the translations online. (photo)

Update from Caid

Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood, Caiden Disaster Relief Coordinator, reports on the fire situation in the Kingdom of Caid.

Time Team reenactor dies in joust

A re-enactor, filming a segment of the BBC's Time Team series, was killed recently when a splinter from a lance flew through the eye slit of his helmet and entered his eye.

October 31: Last day to pre-register for Estrella most discounted entrance fees

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan, OP has announced that October 31, 2007 is the last day to register for Estrella's MOST DISCOUNTED entrance fees. Other deadlines for the war, which takes place February 12-18, 2008, are also approaching.

Medieval Latin tutorial

The English National Archives has created a website to teach medieval Latin through a series of fun activities and lessons. The tutorial is aimed at teaching the Latin used to create documents written between 1086 and 1733.

Cooking with mummy

Just in time for holiday parties, Sarah Bakewell shares 17th century recipes for cooking with mummy! Mmmm... tasty!

October 29th

Arts and Sciences at Estrella War XXIV

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan has announced that plans for A&S activities at the upcoming Estrella War XXIV are well underway.

Mysterious runestone identified

Experts believe that they have identified a mysterious runestone discovered under the floor of Hausken Church in Rennesøy, Rogaland, Norway.

Photos from Drachenwald's Crown tournament, Oct 13th 2007

A number of photo albums and a video album from Drachenwald's October 13 Crown Tournament are now available online.

Fire, the plague of the Current Middle Ages

As of this writing, nearly 2000 homes have burned in a 72 hour period throughout Southern California. Though the first fire started in Malibu, part of the Barony of Lyondemere, Caid, the most destruction has occurred within San Diego County, the Barony of Calafia, Caid.

October 28th

War of the Wings II photos online

Antonio Felluci has posted an album of photos from the recent War of the Wings II in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Treubuchet flings old cars

Really hate your old car? Perhaps you should offer it up to the "Crazy Farmers" for use as trebuchet ammunition?

Pictures from Diamond Wars XXII

Lord Gawin der Fuchs shares an album of photos from Diamond Wars XXII which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

October 27th

"Modern" medieval castle built in Poland

A new castle has been constructed in Byczyna near Opole, Poland for the purpose of studying medieval construction and life. The Polsko-Czeskie Centrum Szkolenia Rycerstwa (The Polish-Czech Center of Knights Training) was constructed for 4.5 milion of polish zloty.

Ye Olde Searche Engine

If you seek answers to your medieval research questions, mayhap you should seek out Google - medieval style

Instant Viking Kit

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your little raider? Consider Viking Age Vessels' Instant Viking Kit which features the essential for any Viking expedition: seachest, knife, belt, jewelry and garb.

October 26th

Estrella War XXIV deadlines approaching

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan reminds those planning to attend Estrella War XXIV that deadlines are rapidly approaching.

Update from fire-swept Caid

Mistress Aldgytha of Ashwood is coordinating the fire crisis efforts in the Kingdom of Caid. The report below was gathered from a recent series of messages on the Caid list.

Viking ship in a bottle is a labor of love

Eduardo Raffaelli of Buenos Aires, Argentina documents the construction of an authentic Viking longship based on the Skuldelev 5 ship from the Roskilde fjord.

SCAdian costumer featured in gallery show

Sally Fink of Westmont, Pennsylvania, was featured recently in a show entitled “Fantasy Fashions” by the Laurel Arts Gallery. A laurel in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Fink exhibited "five costume dresses and four hats she designed and created" which she calls "art to wear."

Drachenwald Fall 2007 Crown Tourney photos and video online

Siubhan has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

October 25th

Shakespeare portrait may be genuine

The Sanders portrait of William Shakespeare, the only portrait believed to have been painted during the Bard's lifetime, is one step closer to being proven authentic. (photo)

Early Christian Art showcased in Venice

An new exhibit, Early Christian Art Between Rome and Byzantium, will showcase over 90 works from twenty Italian museums at the Intesa San Paolo's Palazzo Leoni Montanari. The show runs until November 18, 2007.

West Kingdom Crown Tourney photos online

Gelis of Balweary has posted photos from the recent Fall 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the West.

Tewksbury Medieval Festival plans silver anniversary

Organizers of the Tewksbury Medieval Festival (England) want to get the entire community involved when they celebrate the festival's 25th anniversary in July 2008. "We are not looking for authenticity, just something with a medieval flavour," said spokesman Amanda Thomas.