Archive

October 11th, 2004

SCA Business web site connects buyers and sellers of period and modern services

Sir Colin MacLear is creating a web site designed to link SCAdians offering to sell or barter period or modern services with other SCAdians who are seeking those services. The site is scheduled to be online in October 2004.

Arab Scholars First to Decipher Hieroglyphs

New research shows that Arab scholars cracked the secret of hieroglyphs 800 years before the discovery of the Rosetta stone.

Malcolm MacEoghain Victorious in AEthelmearc

Malcolm MacEoghain, inspired by Tessa the Huntress, was the winner of the Fall 2004 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Atenveldt publishes new policy on minors at events

The Kingdom of Atenveldt has issued a new policy explaining the responsibilities of parents and guardians of minors at events, and how transgressions of event rules by minors are to be handled.

Cracked Anvil Collegium VIII

We are pleased to announce the Smythkepe Rapier Defender Tournament will be held February 19th AS XXXIX at the Shire of Smythkepe's Cracked Anvil Collegium.

Lesson at the Palace II

On Saturday, Nov 20th, the Shire of Isenfir in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia, will be offering a rare opportunity to get a crash course in one of the most beautiful and elegant social activities our period of study has to offer.

Polar Bear Ball

With the frigid snows of winter beginning to blow, the Shire of Crannog Mor would like to invite you to come warm yourself by our fire, at the Polar Bear Ball. We will have a heated, indoor arena in which to test your fighting skills, a feast designed to amaze your palate, after dinner dancing, and a bardic circle for your entertainment.

Harvest Fest

Harvest Fest will be held SUNDAY, October 24th starting at 11 am and running until around 8 or 9 pm. The site will be St. Jude's school at 888 Trillium Dr in Kitchener. (Same site as the Bryniau fight practice).

Victoria News Group: Worth the Fight

Although Heather Senkler (known to most as Ekatarina Borisovna Kievskaia) has stepped down as the Principality Chatelaine of Tir Righ, she remains in the spotlight with a recent interview by a local paper.

October 10th

Scottish historic sites threatened by global warming

Nearly one third of Scotland's 35,000 historic sites, including Skara Brae, are threatened with destruction due to coastal erosion.

Copper Plates Document Vijayanagara Dynasty

Three etched copper plates dating to 1544 give details of the Kingdom of Vijayanagara in India.

Janet Arnold Featured in "National Biography"

British costuming legend Janet Arnold appeared recently in the online "Biography of the Day" series.

Picts: Barbarians or Cultured Artists?

The "pestulant" Picts of legend may actually have been "a highly sophisticated people with an intimate knowledge of the Bible and Roman classical literature."

October 9th

1st Century Roman Horse Ornament Found in Croatia

A small, crescent-shaped ornament designed to be worn by a horse has been discovered near the Croatian city of Drnis.

DNA Test Results to Determine Columbus' Grave Uncertain

The controversy over the final resting place of explorer Christopher Columbus continues.

Viking Longship for Sale

Viking raiders wishing to upgrade their transportation might want to consider the Fyrdraca, a reconstructed longship based on the Ralsweig/Rügen II Viking longship wreck found off the island of Rügen, Germany in the Baltic Sea.

Details of Dante's exile from Florence public for first time

A document detailing the reasons for the exile of Italian Renaissance poet Dante Alighieri from Florence have been made public for the first time.

October 8th

Westmere posts photos from Vineyard Raids event

The Incipient Canton of Westmere, part of the Barony of Andelcrag in modern-day Michigan, held an event on October 2. Their Web Minister has posted a photo album of the day's festivities.

Time Team Denied Access to Rosslyn Chapel

Tony Robinson of Channel 4's Time Team has been denied access to look for the Holy Grail in Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel.

Da Vinci Code Fans Flock to Historic Sites

Fans of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code are innundating sites in France in search of answers.

Byzantine architecture leaves its mark

Ian Campbell of the Scotsman looks at the history and influence of Byzantine architecture.

Plans Proposed to Make Antonine Wall World Heritage Site

Scotland's Antonine Wall, the most northernly reach of the Roman Empire in Britain, is the subject of a campaign to gain World Heritage status for the site.

Historical Fiction: How do medieval-themed restaurants get it wrong?

Seven myths about medieval food, and how medieval-themed restaurants, like the Medieval Times restaurant chain and the Excalibur Hotel & Casino, get them wrong.

October 7th

Had trouble creating an SCAtoday.net account?

If you have had trouble creating a personal profile account on SCAtoday.net, it is probably because you mistyped your email address, and the system couldn't send out your new password. All is not lost, though...

"Aoife's Links" moving to new e-mail list on SCAtoday.net

Dame Aoife, publisher of the weekly "Aoife's Links" collection of interesting web resources for the Current Middle Ages, will be publishing the links on a list server provided by SCAtoday.net.

Thorvald Halvorsen and Svava Thorgeirsdottir Crowned in the East Kingdom

Liam St. Liam has posted an album of photos from the recent Coronation of Thorvald Halvorsen and Svava Thorgeirsdottir in the East Kingdom.

Genghis Khan's mausoleum found

A team of Japanese and Mongolian archaeologists have found what may be the palace of Genghis Khan on a steppe 150 miles east of Ulan Bator.

Outlands Minister of Lists resigns amid Crown Tourney investigation

Lady Danica Leah, who has served as Minister of the Lists in Outlands, has resigned that position, posting a resignation letter on the kingdom email list.

October 6th

Kingdom Crusades

Scouts are reporting skirmishes are taking place on the border between Atlantia and the East! Their Royal Majesties of both kingdoms are amassing their troops. This can only mean one thing…. WAR!

New Calontiri Citizen Born

Lyse De la rosa from Coeur d' Ennui in the Kingdom of Calontir, has announced the birth of her son, Samuel Ensley Gardner.