Archive - May 2009 - Story

May 16th

Kissing Wench learns "What Not to Wear"

Atlanta administrative assistant Ariel Stewart's clothing decisions are "a little eccentric" according to her mother and roommate who recently turned her in to TLC’s What Not to Wear makeover program. Ariel. AKA “Ruby Two-lypps" is one of the Georgia Renaissance Festival’s Kissing Wenches.

Armoured combat covered on French TV

Sir Angus O'Niall, Founder of the Academy of Knightly Arts, reports that French National television recently covered a documentary in which he participated involving "a bunch of steel fighters" who fought tournaments in castles in southern France.

May 15th

Pennsic online pre-registration ending soon

Pre-registration for Pennsic War XXXVIII will be ending soon. Mail-in registration was due by May 15, 2009, while online registration ends June 15, 2009. Don't miss out on your opportunity to participate in the SCA's largest gathering.

Please take the Estrella War XXV survey

Hello! Yes, Estrella War 25 has ended, but you still have a chance to let the staff know what you liked and didn’t like about it.

Photos from Midrealm Spring Coronation

The coronation of Eikbrandr and Runa as King and Queen of the Middle Kingdom took place May 2, 2009, at the beautiful cathedral of Central Catholic High School in the Barony of Cleftlands. A teacher from the school, and SCAtoday.net's Justinos Tekton, both have published photo albums from the event.

Digital Maciejowski Bible online

The Medieval Tymes website is hosting a digitized copy of the Maciejowski Bible, a 13th century manuscript commissioned by King Louis IX (Saint Louis) of France and executed by unknown scribes.

New Heirs in Lochac

On May 2nd in the Shire of Darton (Wellington, New Zealand), Sir Gabriel de Beaumont bested 13 other combatants to make himself and his lady, Mistress Constanzia Moralez y de Zamora, the Royal Heirs of Lochac.

May 14th

Siegfried and Elizabeth new Heirs to the Throne of Northshield

Baroness Kateryn of Cornwall, from Caer Anterth Mawr in the Kingdom of Northshield, reports that Duke Sir Siegfried Von Kulmbach, inspired by Lady Elizabeth of Bright Sand, was the winner of the May 9, 2009 Crown Tourney in that Kingdom.

Count Sir Henri d'Artois wins AEthelmearc Crown

On Saturday May 9th, Count Sir Henri d'Artois, fighting for Lady Elina d'Artois du Tailleur, emerged victorious in the 25th Crown Tournament of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Konrad and Brenwen Heirs to the Tyger Throne

Baron Rowen Cloteworthy, Brigantia Principal Herald, reports that Graf Konrad Von Ulm, inspired by Countess Brenwen the Faire, was victorious in the Eastern Crown Lists held May 9, 2009. Graf Konrad defeated Duke Lucan von Drachenklaue, who was fighting for Duchess Jana Von Drachenklaue, in a well fought contest of sword and shield.

Duke Boru Aelwyn wins Meridian Crown List

Saturday May 2, 2009, Duke Boru Aelwyn won the Spring 2009 Spring Crown List in the Kingdom of Meridies for the honor of his lady wife, Duchess Dierdre inghean uí Thighearnáin.

May 13th

Mounted archery on Mythbusters May 13, 2009

On the May 13, 2009 episode of the popular science show Mythbusters, the crew will try to prove the veracity of mounted archery. The episode Exploding Bumper premieres at 9:00 p.m. EDT and repeats at midnight.

Mystery and adventure in Darkhold

What do you get when you mix the SCA, Renaissance Faires and Live Action Roleplaying -- and set it at summer camp? You get the Hidden Kingdom, an Arizona resort experience that drops a group of "adventurers" into the medieval town of Darkhold where they "meet monsters, see (and do) magic spells and find buried treasure."

SCA Director and Officer Changes

Patrick Anderson, President of the SCA Inc., has announced a number of recent changes to the Board of Directors and corporate officers.

East Kingdom welcomes the Incipient Shire de Bermudez

Ellen Hughes, Exchequer for the Incipient Shire de Bermudez, reports that the new shire has been created on the Island of Bermuda and will be "graciously sponsored by the Barony of Concordia of the Snows."

May 12th

Photos of Ansteorra Rose Tourney online

Mistress Hanna von Dahl has created an album of photos from the recent Rose Tournament for Ansteorra on her Flickr website.

SCAdian expert on Deadliest Warrior

YouTube has video clips available of the Spartan vs Ninja episode of Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior program. The Spartan expert on the program is the SCA's own Sir Balin of Tor (Barry Jacobsen).

How to buy a tent

Amr ibn Majid al-Bakri al-Amra of the Kingdom of Ansteorra has updated an article written in 2006 on buying a tent. Selecting A Tent For SCA Camping: Tarp-Mender's Tales #3 gives many tips for those who are new to the SCA or who want to change their camping experience.

Midrealm Spring 2009 Crown Combatants announced

The list of combatants and their consorts approved to take part in the May 24, 2009 Crown Tournament of Their Royal Majesties EikBRandr and Runa has been posted on the Legio Draconis website.

May 11th

Liturgical manuscripts and medieval miniatures at the Free Library of Philadelphia

The Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia is the setting for an exhibition of liturgical music manuscripts dating from the 10th through 16th centuries. Cantate Domino: Medieval Music Manuscripts in the Free Library of Philadelphia, 900-1500 will be open until June 26, 2009.

Sir Vladimir new Heir to the Throne of Atlantia

Sinclair reports that Sir Vladimir Aleksandrov, fighting for Lady Kalisa Aleksandrovna, was the victor of the May 2, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

May 10th

Photos of Northern Lights XVIII online

Alaxandr MacLochloinn reports that he has created an album of photos from the March 21, 2009 Northern Lights Arts and Sciences Competition event which took place in the Shire of Mountain Freehold (East Kingdom).

Swedish parking marker found to be runestone

Rainy weather, washing mud from a parking lot marker in Sweden, brought about a near "religious experience" for Stockholm County Museum runic expert Lars Andersson, who was able to identify marks on the stone as runes.

Calontir woman "pushes boundaries" with her pottery

Cindy Morley enjoys pushing the boundaries with her pottery, which includes "mugs with scales, double-walled vessels that fold upon themselves to create elegant inverted pyramids." The Fayetteville, Arkansas woman's work will be on display at the University of Arkansas' Center for Continuing Education until June 30, 2009. Becca Bacon Martin of the Morning News has the story.

May 9th

"Haggis Song" available to hear online

Folk singer and SCA bard Ken Theriot offers several albums of period-esque songs produced by Raven Boy Music. A few of his songs are available on the website. Included in the selections is the hilarious Haggis Song.

A Viking dreams of home

Ray Hamaker has dreams of being a Viking. He shares them in a promotional video for the Granlibakken Resort in Lake Tahoe. The video is on YouTube.

May 8th

Frames for the re-enactor

Historical re-enactors who worry about the appearance of their non-historical eyewear will want to visit Period Glasses, a company that specializes in frames from medieval times until the 20th century.

AEthelmearc Spring 2009 Coronation photos online

THL John Michael Thorpe has posted an album of photos from the recent Spring 2009 Coronation in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Photos from Drachenwald's Spring 2009 Crown tourney online

Arianwen ferch Arthur reports that she has created an album of photos from the Spring 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

May 7th

Historical Pourpoint doublet pattern now available

Tasha McGann has announced the publication of her new historical pattern for a cote-hardie or arming doublet. The pattern, which was researched for over eight months, is designed as a foundation garment to be worn under other clothing or armor. (photo)