Archive - Oct 2007 - Story

October 17th

Ymanya Murray to be elevated in the Outlands

Bennet reports that The Honorable Lady Ymanya Murray was offered entry into the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of the Outlands at Their recent Crown Tournament.

Bloggers compared to the printing press

In the blog Cabinet of Wonders, Heather McDougal compares the free discussion of bloggers to the dissemination of information after the creation of the printing press.

Scientists looking for Columbus' origins with DNA

Spanish scientists are trying to learn more about Christopher Columbus' early years by studying the DNA samples taken from those bearing the explorer's name.

Drachenwald Autumn Crown Tourney - Film of Final

Lady Melisende Fitzwalter has kindly provided a video recording of the final round of the Kingdom of Drachenwald Autumn Crown Tourney between Graf Gerhardt von Wustenburg and Duke Sven Gunnarsson.

Sir Gemini takes West Kingdom Crown Tourney

Elspeth Bouchannane of the Principality of Oertha reports that Sir Gemini, fighting for Konitissa Mari, was the winner of the October 13, 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West.

October 16th

Ansteorra Crown Tourney photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted an album of photos from the Fall Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

London's got talent: "Matt & Greg, Midieval Fighters"

London (Ontario) radio station FM96 is holding a talent contest. Among the participants are SCA fighters Matt and Greg who show off their armored expertise.

Trotting in the footsteps of Genghis Khan

Australian Tim Cope recently completed the journey of a lifetime: to follow in the footsteps of Mongolian leader Genghis Khan. Cope's three-year trek took him from Mongolia to Hungary, a 10,000 km trip.

Sir Caspar victorious in Meridies Crown Tourney

Lady Flannait of the Shire of Beau Fort reports that Sir Caspar, inspired by Lady Cecilia, was the victor of the October 13, 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Meridies.

Pictures from Bryn Gwlad's Fall Baronial event

Lord Collwyn O'Snowdon has announced the publication of an album of photos from Bryn Gwlad's fall baronial event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

October 15th

Sotheby's to host auction of Islamic art

On October 24, 2007, Sotheby's Auction House will hold an auction of Islamic art, carpets, textiles and more, many items dating to the Middle Ages. (photos)

Vatican publishes documents from Knights Templar heresy trials

The Vatican is finally publishing Processus Contra Templarios, the report from the heresy trials of the Knights Templar that was lost in the Vatican secret archives for 700 years due to a filing error.

Lars and Mary new Heirs to Northshield

Astrid of the Yellow Rose reports that Sir Lars, inspired by Countess Mary, was the victor of the october 13, 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Countess Lailiane Asenina: Gleann Abhann's newest Pelican

Maistir Rory has announced that Countess Lailiane Asenina has become the 5th Companion of the Order of the Pelican in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

October 14th

Djurhamn sword brings smiles to archaeologists

The discovery of an early 16th century sword has brought smiles to the faces of Swedish archaeologists Katarina Schoerner and August Boj. The sword was found with a metal detector August 30, 2007 near the Harbour of the Sheaf Kings. (photos)

"Archaeological textiles from Northern Europe" lecture in London

The Medieval Dress and Textile Society has announced the topic for its Autumn Meeting to be held October 27, 2007 at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London.

A Day in Medieval Life photos online

Antonio Felluci has posted an album of photos from the recent Brockshire Abbey demo "A Day in Medieval Life." The demo took place in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Medieval music manuscripts online

Genevieve la flechiere, of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, reports the discovery of a blog (mainly in French) dedicated to medieval illuminated manuscripts and, in particular, music manscripts.

October 13th

Meridies Welcomes A New Viking

Mistress Solveig Ericsdottir and husband Ziggy of the Barony of Thor's Mountain welcome into Meridies young miss Solvi Bryce Keyes Thompson, born on October 2 at a healthy 9lb 7oz (4.3 kg) and 21 inches (53 cm) long!

Lady Goosealot

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting... well, you know. Looking for the perfect SCAdian gift this Christmas? Consider Goose Clothes Galore's Lady Goosealot, "the height of 14th century fashion."

Tourists flock to churches built by angels

Legend says that the churches carved into the red rock of Lalibela, Ethiopia were built with the help of the angels. Now tourists have discovered one of the country's holiest sites.

AEthlemearc combat on YouTube

Olafr has announced that he has posted a video from AEthelmearc's Heavy Weapons Kingdom Champions Tournament at Harvest Raids on YouTube. (link corrected)

October 12th

Stolen Da Vinci recovered

London police have announced the recovery of Madonna with the Yarnwinder, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci stolen four years ago from Drumlanrig Castle in southern Scotland.

13th century Persian poet still inspires

The poetic and the spiritual alike are celebrating the 800th anniversary of the birth of Sufi poet Rumi who "still inspires with his works evoking ecstasy and the divine." Poet Robert Bly reads from his translation of Rumi's works for NPR's Morning Edition.

Great Western War X Hound Coursing video now online

A video of hound coursing at Great Western War X is available on YouTube.

Middle Kingdom Crown List announced

Duke Brannos has posted the list of names of the combatants and their consorts for the upcoming crown tournament in the Middle Kingdoms on the Legio Draconis website.

October 11th

Artemisia Fall 2007 Crown Combatant List

Baroness Juliana, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Artemisia, has announced the list of combatants and consorts for the upcoming Crown Tournament which will take place October 13-14, 2007.

Medieval manners and courtesy links

Genevieve la flechiere, of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, shares her research regarding medieval table manners and courtesy through a series of weblinks.

Khalek and Branwyn new Prince and Princess of AEthelmearc

Sir Khalek Shurrag Od, fighting for Lady Branwyn ferch Gwythyr, was the victor in the October 6, 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Sir Khalek bested Sir Finn O'Shannon in the final round.

Patrick Michael victorious in Ansteorra Crown Tourney

M. Caterina reports that Duke Patrick Michael was the victor of the October 6, 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. His Grace was inspired by Duchess Julia.