Archive - Jan 2008 - Story

Cyrus and Gwyneth new Heirs in Oertha Coronet

Baron Khevron reports that Viscount Sir Cyrus Aurelius, fighting for Lady Gwyneth Rhiannon of the Sea, was the victor of the recent Coronet Tourney in the Principality of Oertha.

To punt or not to punt...

Only on NPR could the Bard, in the guise of Morning Edition's Frank Deford, comment on the upcoming Super Bowl football game.

SCA Board Nominees

Gabrielle Underwood, Ombudsman for Recruiting for the Society for Creative Anachronism, has requested the posting of the current nominees for the SCA Board of Directors.

January 30th

Da Vinci Code meets the Koran

The Internet is alive recently with reports that a secret cache of Islamic texts disputing the origins of the Koran has resurfaced after 60 years of suppression.

"As time goes by" Roman style

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Professor Judith Hallett of the University of Maryland, looks at how love was expressed in ancient Rome.

Shava's Pictures from Nordskogen's 12th night and Baronial Investiture

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares her photos from the recent 12th Night and Baronial Investiture in the Barony of Nordskogen in the Kingdom of Northshield.

January 29th

The sound of medieval English

The BBC's British History website includes the Ages of English Timeline which allows visitors to hear English the way it would have been spoken throughout the various historical periods.

The "DARC" is rising again

The Dark Ages Re-Creation Company, a group "interested in using living history to research aspects of life in Northern Europe during the Viking Age," has become active again.

Comments sought: Translation of Corporate Documents

The SCA Inc. Board of Directors is seeking member comments on a proposed change to Corpora related to translation of SCA official documents into non-English languages. (UPDATED)

Position announcement: Chief Technical Officer, SCA Inc. (deadline extended)

The SCA Inc. seeks applicants for the position of Chief Technical Officer, for a three-year term beginning April 15, 2008. This is a part-time volunteer position requiring technical leadership and a commitment of approximately 10-15 hours per week plus availability for emergencies. The CTO is a direct deputy to the Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations, and reports indirectly to the Board of Directors by way of an Ombudsman.

January 28th

Job Announcement: Society Seneschal and Vice President of Operations

The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is now accepting applications for the position of Society Seneschal (Vice-President for Operations).

Medieval melee: "a brutal free-for-all with few rules"

Literature and the media have glamorized medieval battle, but the reality was much different. In truth, the melee was a "brutal free-for-all with few rules designed very much as a preparation for war."

The Blackfeather News

Lord Ivo Blackhawk has announced the premiere episode of the The Blackfeather News, a monthly news show covering items of interest to the populace of the north of the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

January 27th

Showtime's "The Tudors" returns March 30, 2008

Showtime's hit TV series The Tudors, which follows the lives and escapades of King Henry VIII's court, returns for its second season March 30, 2008.

Lochac 12th Night Coronation photos and video

Katje has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night/Coronation in the Kingdom of Lochac, while Deense has posted a video of Coronation.

January 26th

Rowing through Europe - Roman style

A YouTube video clip takes a look at the Navis Lusoria, a reconstruction of a late Roman period boat. (narration in German)

Hungary's Year-Long Rennaisance Festival

The contemporary celebration marks 550 years since the celebrated Hungarian King Matthias brought Italian Renaissance thinkers and artists to Hungary and contributed to the development of humanist ideas in greater Europe.

New baronial couples chosen in Atenveldt

Meistres Gwenllian, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, has announced the selection of new baronial couples for the Baronies of Ered Sul and SunDragon.

January 25th

Knight Quest searches for Master Knight

DragonWorld.TV has produced a "medieval-based combat reality TV show called Knight Quest. The Winners will receive prizes of swords, shields and full plate armor, valued at over $3000."

Four-day intensive war training event to be held in An Tir in April

An Tir, long known for great parties, A&S and some of the best one-on-one fighters around, is finally coming around to the rest of the Known Worlde in trying to actually train War Units, offering a four-day intensive war training event called "Art of War."

Suffering for beauty has ancient roots

For as long as humans have admired themselves in magazines, mirrors and murky pools of water, they’ve also had to contend with the ugly side of beauty.

January 24th

Estrella War XXIV: Pre-Registration Closes January 31!

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan would like to remind Estrella War XXIV attendees that deadlines are rapidly approaching.

Local SCA group raises funds to help cancer patient

Last weekend, the Marche of Alderford, a local group in the Middle Kingdom, hosted a fighter practice and ad hoc silent auction to help a cancer patient in a neighboring group pay for her medical expenses. SCAtoday.net's Editor, THL Milica of Varna, was there and has posted a photo album.

Estrella War XXIV: Important Heavy Combat/Siege Announcements

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan reports the latest martial and siege weapon announcements for the upcoming Estrella War XXIV.

SCA-LLS-Gold Sponsorship - US$5,000 raised so far

Sir Brand deux Leonsand Mistress Cymbric of the Isles report on the progress of the Leukemia/Lymphoma benefit tourney at the Kingdom of An Tir's 12th Night Coronation.

January 23rd

Museum offers virtual tour of Roman road

A new exhibit at the Museum of the Diocletian Baths in Rome lets visitors take a virtual walk down the Via Flaminia, a major travel artery which was "built in the third century B.C.E. to connect Rome to Ariminum, today's Rimini, on the Adriatic sea."

"Black Death" poses a new threat

The plague, which once devastated the population of Europe, is on the rise again, according to experts. Around 100-200 cases are reported annually, but the disease is cropping up in new locations.

"Give us back our wee men!"

Alex Salmond, Scotland's First Minister, has expressed a grievance over the continued absence of the Lewis Chessmen from Scotland. The chessmen, ivory pieces carved sometime during the 11th century, are housed in various museums in England.

January 22nd

Saxon cemetery offers grisly findings

In-depth examination of a Saxon cemetery in East Yorkshire has given archaeologists some insight into the society's system of justice with the study of a dozen decapitated skeletons.

Steppes/Elfsea 12th Night photos

Caelin on Andrede has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night event in the Baronies of Steppes and Elfsea.