Archive - Oct 2007 - Story

October 11th

Battle of Baron's Howe photos

Eirik Andersen has announced the posting of his latest album of photos. This time it's from the recent Battle of Baron's Howe.

October 10th

A Sad Day in Calontir

Christoval Anguiano (Chip Wyrde), an archer in Calontir, was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Saturday September 29th, near Hannibal, Missouri.

Taiko drumming in Pittsburgh

The Asian Studies Center of the University of Pittsburgh will present Japanese Taiko Drumming on Saturday October 13, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room, WPU. The concert is free and open to the public.

Collegium Cantorum to present concerts in D.C. area

Collegium Cantorum, a musical group which "specializes in 'large forms for small choirs' and draws most of its repertory from the masterworks of medieval and Renaissance Europe" will present a pair of concerts in the Washington, D.C. area November 3-4, 2007.

Modern technology may help to locate "Lost Colony"

Researchers such as George Ray hope that hard work and Google Maps may yet discover the fate of settlers of the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke in North Carolina, abandoned in the late 1500's.

October 9th

SCA storyteller offers free download of book

Outlands resident Guernen Cimarguid has offered a free download of Storyteller in Adobe Acrobat™ format on the Tre Gwernin blog.

Ealdormere Fall 2007 Coronation photos online

Eirik Andersen reports that his photos from the recent Coronation in the kingdom of Ealdormere are now available to view on the Two Ravens website.

Gleann Abhann Cooks, Bakers, Stewards & Servers Guild created

Lady Lyneya de Aston reports on the creation of the Gleann Abhann Cooks, Bakers, Stewards & Servers Guild, which will hold its inaugural meeting October 20, 2007 at Knight's Academy.

1,000-year-old Viking treasure found in Swedish garden

Over 60 silver coins from Europe, central Asia, and the Middle East have been found in a vegetable patch on the island of Gotland, Sweden. The discovery proves the extent of trade or looting of the Vikings.

October 8th

75 medieval graves found in Novgorod

Russian archaeologists have discovered 75 graves dating from the 15th to 18th centuries C.E. in Veliki Novgorod. The experts hope that more tombs will be found.

Heavy combat escalates to mock fisticuffs in Meridies

Squire Conrad has posted a video on YouTube of Aengus and Lex boxing, in full armor, at the recent Meridies Grand Tourney.

Photos from Red Tower

Rukiyah al-Zarqa has published an album of photos from the recent Red Tower event which took place September 21-23, 2007 in the Barony of the South Downs, Kingdom of Meridies.

Medieval Maidens merit badge

Toi Poisson de Mortagne reports that Girl Scouts in the Montachusett Girl Scout Council in the Worcester, MA area have the unique opportunity to earn a "Medieval Maidens" merit badge.

Dutch medieval manuscripts online

The Koninklijke Bibiliotheek, under the guidance of Jos Biemans, Special Professor of Medieval Manuscript Studies, has created a website to house and make accessible over 6000 medieval manuscripts currently in the Netherlands.

October 7th

Roaming through Leicester

The city of Leicester in England offers an interactive map that allows visitors to explore different aspects of the historical city by clicking on landmarks on the map. The map includes access to the Roman Centre, Medieval Centre, Castle and Newark Liberty and the Modern Centre.

Join the Roman Army - virtually

DK (Publishing) Online is seeking to enter the Guiness Book of Records by creating the world's largest virtual army. On the Roman Army Online website, players are encouraged to win prizes by joining up and taking quizzes.

Arizona newspaper shares shots from SCA demo

Jeffry Scott, photographer for the Arizona Daily Star shares a slideshow of photos from a recent demo by the College of St. Felix on the University of Arizona campus.

Janet Arnold Costuming Colloquium in Florence, Italy, November 2008

The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation and the Association Friends of the Costume Gallery in Florence, Italy are planning a four-day colloquium honoring the work of historic costume expert Janet Arnold for November, 2008.

October 6th

Dating tips from Zeus, King of the Gods

In an April, 1999 issue of The Onion, Zeus, King of the Gods, offers dating tips on handling the ladies such as "Today's Women Don't Like It When You Come To Them As A Bull Or Swan."

Masters of Defense pictures online

Cassair reports that photos from the recent Masters of Defense Tourney which took place recently in the Barony of Lochmere, Kingdom of Atlantia, are now available to view online.

Revisionist Joan of Arc angers historians

A new book by French journalist Marcel Gay claims to prove that Joan of Arc was a French royal who did not die on the stake but was rescued by the English.

"And now the bloodshed!"

No blood was spilled during the swordplay at a recent event held by the Barony of Ponte Alto in Prince William Forest Park, Falls Church, Virginia, despite a pronouncement by the Queen of Atlantia. Dan Zak of the Washington Post has the story.

October 5th

Crowns of Four Kingdoms Sign Estrella War XXIV Treaty

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan, Acting Kingdom Media Officer for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, has announced that the four principal kingdoms involved in the Estrella War XXIV have signed the Estrella War Treaty.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exhibits "The Late Titian and the Sensuality of Painting"

Soon a new exhibition will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The Late Titian and the Sensuality of Painting begins at October 18, 2007 and runs until January 6, 2008.

Medieval Baebes live in concert

TSivia reports that the Medieval Baebes, a London-based, female vocal group with a "reputation of reviving ancient text and song and turning historical fantasy into reality for the pleasure of modern audiences" will be performing in the Columbus, Ohio area October 13-14, 2007.

Laurel Sovereign Announcement

Beginning October 1, 2007, the College of Arms will begin to use e-mail as a means of notifying submitters of decisions at the Laurel level.

New Guild Head of Drachenwald Embroiderers' Guild

Lady Racaire will be the new Guild Head for the Dragon's Needle Embroidery Guild in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

October 4th

On the air with the Incipient Shire of Drachtod

Lady Sophia of Artemisia's Incipient Shire of Drachetod (Eastern Montana) spoke recently with Emilie Boyles of KXGN TV5 In Glendive, Montana. An MP3 file of the interview is available online.

Calling all Grill Gods to Diamond Wars

THL Kat the Strange sends out a call for cooks at the upcoming Diamond Wars event in Gleann Abhann -- by way of a song!

The physics of medieval archery

Science meets the martial arts in the Stortford Archery Club's online article The Physics of Medieval Archery. The piece was written by Gareth Rees.