Archive - 2007 - Story

October 14th

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.

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.