Archive - Mar 2010 - Story

Ealdormere's Baronial Birthday Bash photos online

Eirik Andersen reports that he has created an album of photos from the 2009 Baronial Birthday Bash in the Barony of Rising Waters, Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are posted on the Two Ravens website.

British ponder mystery of Richard II

A visit to Westminster Abbey will show visitors the tomb of King Richard II - or will it? Researchers are wondering if tests on remains found at a former Dominican friary in Stirling, Scotland might determine them to be those of the 14th century king.

Hidden bee hive found at Rosslyn Chapel

As workers carefully dismantled several roof pinnacles at Rosslyn Chapel during a UK£13M renovation project, they found that one of the pinnacles was deliberately hollowed out during its fabrication to make a beehive.

James "Hawk" Galloway elevated to Pelican in East Kingdom

Their Majesties Konrad von Ulm and Brenwen the Faire have elevated James "Hawk" Galloway to the Order of the Pelican for his long service to the Chirurgeonate in the East Kingdom, Pennsic, and Known World.

March 30th

Calontir's Chieftains photos online

Cathus and Constantia Kaloethes report that they have each created an album of photos from the recent Chieftains event in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Silver cap pin declared treasure in Britain

A silver pin in the shape of a bird, believed to have been a cap pin dating to the 16th century, has been declared treasure in Lynn, England. The pin was found by metal detectorist David Cockle in Stoke Ferry.

Pennsic Performing Arts information

Sisuile Buitilier, Director, Pennsic Performing Arts, and Mihri Deniz Yetim, House Manager, Scheduler, for Pennsic Performing Arts, reports on peparations for the upcoming Pennsic War.

March 29th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for March 2010

THLord Stefan li Rous shares updates for Stefan's Florilegium for March 2010.

The perfect fit

On her website, Tasha Kelly McGann shares secrets of how to fit and create a pattern for a fitted medieval gown.

Gulf Wars XIX photos online

A large number of photo albums from Gulf Wars XIX, offered by multiple photographers, are now available to view online.

March 28th

Stolen trailer in West Kingdom

Viscount Leon reports that his trailer containing SCA gear was stolen from his home in Santa Clara, California on March 26, 2010.

Human catapult stunt ends in injury

A day of adventure at the Dangerous Sports Club near Bridgewater in Somerset, England, turned into near-tragedy when Stella Young was launched from a medieval-style catapult made by her boyfriend.

Alfar and Kiffany new West Kingdom Royals

Vlasta reports that Viscount Alfar Uthersson, fighting for Kiffany of Canale, was the winner of the recent Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the West.

March 27th

Magdeburg excavation reveals remains of Barbarossa's adviser

Excavations at Magdeburg Cathedral have revealed the grave which experts believe is that of Archbishop Wichmann von Seeburg, a key adviser to Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbaross, who died in the late 12th century. (photo)

The fleur-de-lis: not just for the Saints

Many Americans recognize the fleur-de-lis only as the team logo of the Super Bowl-winning New Orleans Saints, but the symbol has a long, rich history.

Photos from "A Late Period, Who Knew?" online

Lady Magdelena Grace Vane reports that she has created an album of photos from "A Late Period, Who Knew?" an event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

March 26th

DNA may help solve 16th century murder

Gaetano La Fata, Mayor of Carini, Italy, has an extremely cold case on his hands: the murder of Baroness Laura Lanzaand her lover Ludovico Vernagallo, killed in 1563 when caught in bed together.

Hoernersburg: mighty Lego castle

Learn about the Middle Ages - with a little help from Lego - at Hoernersburg, a "mighty make-believe Lego castle" complete with descriptions of life in medieval times.

Fighters Collegium photos online

Danielle reports that she has created an album of photos from Fighters Collegium which took place recently in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. The photos are available on her SmugMug website.

March 25th

2500 Viking Ships Sail to Wal-Mart

In a true medieval/modern oddity, 2500 Viking ships are arriving at Wal-Mart stores across the U.S. as part of a promotion of the film How to Train Your Dragon.

SCA named in civil suit in Pennsylvania

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, has published an official announcement concerning a civil lawsuit filed in Pennsylvania against the SCA, Inc.

An Tir event brings together medieval and modern

The shire of Ambergard in An Tir hosted its War in the Oasis event recently, attracting almost 200 armoured combatants for a day of melee fun. Mike Irwin, from the Wenatchee World newspaper was on hand to observe the battles.

March 24th

Medieval fortress rising in Ozark hills

Amateur archaeologist and inventor Michel Guyot, the master-mind behind the renovation of Château of Saint Fargeau in France, is constructing a medieval fortress in Lead Hill, Arkansas. The project's web site has updated photos.

York's "Ivory Bangle Lady" of African origin

Recent analysis of a Roman burial in the city of York show that the remains belonged to a "high status" woman of African origin. Dubbed the "Ivory Bangle Lady," the woman was buried in the late 4th century along with "items including jet and elephant ivory bracelets, earrings, beads and a blue glass jug." (photos)

Golden Rivers Championship photos online

Aine de Lacy reports that an album of photos taken at the recent Golden Rivers Championships in the Kingdom of the West have been posted on the Cynagua gallery website.

March 23rd

Knots-of-Love brings smiles to cancer patients

Knitters and crocheters looking for a project may want to check out Knots-of-Love, an organization that provides "crocheted and knitted caps for chemo patients and others facing life-threatening illnesses and injuries."

KWDS-2009 Dance Notes online

Dance Notes from the 2009 Known World Dance Symposium are now available to download in PDF format.

March 22nd

Pre-registration open for West An Tir War 2010

Viscountess Ysabella Dolfin, Autocrat, reports that pre-registration is now open for West An Tir War 2010

Nikolaos Demetriou ho Toxotes placed on vigil for Pelican

Master Adam Stedefast of the Kingdom of the Outlands reports that Their Royal Majesties, Bela and Anna, have placed THLord Nikolaos Demetriou ho Toxotes on vigil to contemplate entry into the Order of the Pelican.

Drachenwald backlog scrolls in search of rightful homes

HL Aryanhwy ferch Catmael, deputy to Drachenwald's signet, has recently scanned all the outstanding completed backlog scrolls held by the Signet. (photos)