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April 2nd, 2005

Society Seneschal capitulates on FOIA at last

Remember that article we published on April 1 about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request being "stalled" by the Society Seneschal? The document has at last been declassified, by executive decree.

Atlantia's Inn on the Road IX Photos Online

Lidia has posted photos from the recent Inn on the Road IX: Remember the Mermaid which took place March 26, 2005 in the Canton of Aire Faucon.

April 1st

Lilies War Theme and Commanders Announced

Their Majesties Tristram and Katrine of Calontir have announced the theme and commanders for Lilies War XIX, which will take place June 10-19, 2005 in the Barony of Forgotten Sea.

Melon Wars

BoD said to be considering "level four banishment" for Iron Peer Autocrats

According to unconfirmed reports, the Autocrats of the proposed "Iron Peer" event are under consideration for special sanctions, possibly including what one source describes as "level four banishment".

Barony Three Rivers History Collected

THL Slaine ni Chiarain of the Barony Three Rivers in the Kingdom of Calontir is collecting historical material on the origins of the SCA in the St. Louis, Missouri area.

May Day

With the ground beginning to thaw and Spring approaching, the Borough of Fenmere prepares our May Day celebrations once again. Join us on Sunday, the first of May, 2005 as we celebrate the coming of Spring.

Society Seneschal stalls on FOIA request

In spite of a diplomatic and properly-filed request under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Society Seneschal denies journalists access to matters of public record.

"Conquerors" Features SCA Members

Several SCA members from the west coast of the United States were prominently featured in The Conquerors, a new program which premiered on the History Channel in March 2005.

Road to the Isle IX

The Shire of Mistig Waetru invites you to ROAD TO THE ISLE IX

Trimaris secedes from SCA

Rumour has it that as of noon today, Trimaris will secede from the SCA, and form its own medieval recreation group: The Society for Compulsive Actions (Florida).

"Iron Peer" event stirs controversy

An event dubbed the "Iron Peer Competition", scheduled for later this year in Trimaris, may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but not everyone is happy with the planning.

First Annual Iron Peer Competition

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Think you've got what it takes to best all the other Peers in your order in a contest of endurance, creativity, and skill? Enter the Iron Peer Competition in the Barony of Southern Wastes, and find out if you're made of the Middle Ages' own brand of "the right stuff!" [This "event" was part of the 2005 April Fool's parody on SCAtoday.net. See the note at the bottom of the page for details.] Location:
Southern Wastes (Trimaris) [Parody]

March 31st

Scotsman Demands Return of Lewis Chessmen

Scottish nationalists are demanding the "repatriation" of the 12th century Lewis chessmen now held by the British Museum.

Midsummer Twilight Tourney: an Event in Reverse

Join the Canton of Buckston-on-Eno in the Barony of Windmasters' Hill for a late period camping event in Leasburg, NC.

Flametree Ball

The Shire of Colles Ardorum and the College of St Malachy are proud to present the Flametree Ball, featuring all the usual dancing, music, games as well as including a light but generous and filling supper. And more.

Arizona Republic: Teachers Preach Value of Learning Latin

Arizona teachers lobby for the teaching of Latin as a way to expose children to ancient culture, improve test scores and help kids get into college.

Calontir's Queen's Prize Tournament Photos Online

The Queen's Prize Tournament A.S. XXXIX (2005) was held in the Barony of Three Rivers (Kingdom of Calontir). Photos of the entries of the A&S tourney are available online.

March 30th

Muslim Charity Claims Ownership of Taj Mahal

The Sunni Waqf Board, a Muslim charitable organization that oversees Muslim graveyards, has laid claim to India's Taj Mahal.

What's cooking in Polderslot?

For all who like to cook and those who like to eat

Last Gleann Abhann Investiture

The Shire of Ardanroe invites one and all to the Investiture of the Gleann Abhann Prince and Princess. Please join us for this historic and fun event.

Summits June Investiture

Come give your thanks to Prince Kaðall Blarauga and Princess Nadezhda Volynskaiia for their service to the principality, and witness the elevation of their heirs, Tanist Berek von Langental and his inspiration ban-Tanist Liesel von Langental, to the Summits Thrones.

East Kingdom Southern Region Spring War Practice

Every year, the East's first effort shines on the fields of Owl's Reste as the Eastern army, mighty to behold, prepares for the coming war!

Beltaine XXX: Quest for the Grey Pearl

The Barony of Grey Niche celebrates its 30th birthday, BELTAINE XXX: QUEST FOR THE GREY PEARL.

Sale of imaginary sword leads to murder in the real world

File this in the category of the strange and unusual: An Internet gamer from Shanghai, China, has allegedly murdered a competitor for selling a sword that existed only in the game to someone else for real money.

Exhibit on Lace at the BMA

"A Legacy of Lace: Selections from the Cone Collection" will be on display at the Baltimore Museum of Art through September 18, 2005.

May Day Melees

This May Day Melees will be held on Saturday, May 7th, in one of Santa Fe's spacious parks: Ragle Park, on the corner of Zia Road and Yucca Street (the park with all the baseball fields).

Atenveldt Coronation and King's/Queen's Championships

May 6-8, 2005

Join us to bid a fond farewell to TRM Phelan and Mariana and celebrate the Coronation of TRH Eduard and Asa. Camp on green grass. Enjoy the comforts of the Coronation Hall on Saturday. Feast with us Saturday evening. Sunday, shoot archery, compete in a tourney, observe an equestrian demo, or watch the action from the side!

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Gulf War Rapier Photos Online

Lady Elizabeth Wren of Windhaven in Northshield photographed rapier activities at the recent Gulf War.

March 29th

A Child is Born in Lochac

Lord Kaspar von Helmenstedt & Eleyne de Comnocke (aka Nick and Clare Baldock) have announced the birth of their son Cameron Arthur Baldock on March 22, 2005.