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November 25th, 2003

Airspeed Velocity of Swallows Calculated

Information vital to any member of the SCA is now available online: Calculating the velocity of an unladen swallow!

Lampworking on the Web

Dame Aoife shares links for medieval lampworking and glass bead lampworking on the web.

November 25th

Dark Ages Re-Creation Company at Cranbrook Institute of Science

The Dark Ages Re-creation Company (DARC) will be visiting the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Detroit, Michigan (USA) November 29-30, 2003 to promote "Full Circle, First Contact," a traveling exhibit showing Viking influence on the new world.

Shard Laughlin, Pennsic Merchant, Dies After Fall

Shard Laughlin, merchant and member of the SCA, died November 9, 2003 at the age of 35 in the Chicago area after a fall from a ladder.

Prism Coffeehouse to Host Welsh Music Workshop

The Prism Coffeehouse in Charlottesville, VA, will play host to a Welsh Music featuring harpist Robin Huw Bowen, November 26, 2003.

November 23rd

Atlantian Ban on Visible Modern Armor Soon in Effect

In the Kingdom of Atlantia, law section 10.1.4 banning armor of overtly modern appearance at Kingdom events, will be in effect as of December 1, 2003.

Kensington Runestone on Loan to Sweden

Echo Press: The famous Kensington Runestone will be on display at the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm, Sweden until the end of January, 2004.

November 22nd

History of the Lottery

NASPL: The North American Association of State and Provincial Libraries has created a short timeline on the history of lotteries.

New Zealand Discovered by the Chinese?

Ashburton Guardian: Cedric Bell, a British amateur archaeologist, believes that the Chinese may have discovered New Zealand over two thousand years ago.

Register for Gulf Wars Online

Gentles attending Gulf Wars XIII may now register online.

November 21st

New Exhibit on Archaeological Discoveries at the British Museum

"Buried Treasure: Finding Our Past" will be on display at the British Museum from November 21, 2003, through March 14, 2004.

Fire Damages Historic Church

A medieval church in Skien, Norway was damaged recently when fire broke out, destroying the church's organ.

Rowany Festival Photos Online

Photos from the 2003 Rowany Festival in the Kingdom of Lochac are now available online.

November 20th

Final Class List for RUM for College of Martial Arts

The Royal University of the Midrealm (RUM) event, held on Saturday, November 22, offers a variety of classes in the arts martial. Legio Draconis has an updated list.

Artemisian Seeks Financial Help for Bone Marrow Transplant

Lady Dub Essa O'Fidhne of Artemisia, with sponsorship of the National Transplant Assistance Fund, is asking fellow SCAdians for help in paying for a bone marrow transplant for leukemia.

November 19th

Atenveldt Mourns Loss of Master Richard of Arkham

Master Richard of Arkham, called Richard the Strange, died from injuries sustained in a car accident on November 8. Countess Alianora da Lysh

Issue 21 Full of Crunchy Goodness

The Quarter: Is it a dessert wax or a floor topping? Delicious new Fall Coronation Issue of The Quarter promises rock-hard abs and wrinkle free garb in just seven days, or your money back!

1,000-Year-Old Woman Discovered in China

China View: A well-preserved, female corpse, believed to be from the Song Dynasty, has been discovered near Najing, China.

Conor Michael Born to Tuchux Warrior in Atlantia

Conor Michael was born to Tuchux members Animal and Ratty in Atlantia.

November 18th

100 Minutes War Site Change

The Autocrat for 100 Minutes War in the East Kingdom has announced that the site has changed. The event takes place Saturday, November 22, 2003.

Hounds Run at Stierbach Holiday Faire

Failenn MacFergus of Sligo reports that the hounds will be running at Stierbach's Holiday Faire November 22, 2003 in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Medieval Skeletons Discovered at Llandaff Cathedral

Recent excavations around Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales have unearthed fourteen skeletons believed to be from medieval times.

Siege Engine Fun

The Lords III Catapult Game gives siege engine fans a target and a catapult. What more more could you ask?

Author Explores the Role of Masculinity in War

New York Times: A new book looks at the history of masculinity as defined by war from the Middle Ages to the present.

November 17th

Agincourt Coin Lost - and Found

A gold coin found on the battlefield of Agincourt, and once in the possession of the Birmingham Museum, has been found.

Another Official Statement on the Schragger Case

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has issued a second official statement concerning the allegations made in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania (USA) against Ben the Steward.

A&S Prize Tourney to be Held at Lochac's Rowany Festival

Acacia de Navarre, Laurel Principal of the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced that a Laurel Prize Tourney has been planned for the upcoming Rowany Festival.

Ryan Anthony Bork Born in Atlantia

The Kingdom of Atlantia welcomes yet another subject: Ryan Anthony Bork, born November 16, 2003.

A Stitch Out of Time

"A Stitch Out of Time -- Medieval Embroidery for the Modern Era," a web site by Master Richard Wymarc, offers links, information, and photos of medieval English and German embroidery techniques.

November 16th

Illuminating the Renaissance

The British Library: The British Library announces an exhibition of Flemish manuscripts at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, starting November 29, 2003.