Stefan's Florilegium Updates for October

THL Stefan li Rous offers the latest additions to the Florilegium. A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past thirteen years in an ongoing effort, I have been collecting bits of useful information from various newsgroups, mail lists and articles submitted to me by their authors. In order to make this information available to others, I have placed this information in a series of files I call Stefan's Florilegium.

In April I had my harddisk distroy itself. Things are almost back to normal, however the formatting of the new and updated files is still a bit rough. Please bear with me while I get the specialized reformatting programs required for a cleaner output rewritten.

If you have sent me an article for the Florilegium and have not seen it appear on the website, could you please send a copy to me again, for alas, I may have now lost it.

I am always interested in new articles. Especially now. :-) If you have written an article that would be of interest to others in the SCA, please send it to me for possible inclusion in the Florilegium. Contact me for more details.

I am also interested in volunteers who might be interested in helping me maintain the Florilegium. Everything from collecting materials, editing and web work is needed. Again, please contact me for more details.

THLord Stefan li Rous

Here are the new files for this month:

Fealty-n-t-SCA-art - "Fealty in the SCA" by Baron Hrolf by Herjolffsen OP.

On-Personae-art - "On-Personae" by Baron Hrolf Herjolfssen OP.
An overview of personas in the SCA.

p-dental-care-art - Various period dental hygiene and mouthwash products by Jadwiga Zajaczkowa.

evnt-stwd-cltn-art - Short articles on SCA event stewarding by Lady Meliora Leuedai de Ardescote.

And this month's updated files include:

Period cherries and cherry dishes. Recipes.

Tales of SCA feasts that were disasters.

Period use of plant gums and resins. Myrrh, mastic, frankincense, camphor.

Period horse recipes. References.

Medlars. A member of the quince family.

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For several months now you have heard me talk about the Florilegium Tile Project. In June, we held our first display event at Lilies War. In August, we held a display at the Pennsic War and in September at the Known World A&S Collegium in Atenveldt.

Many folks have expressed an interest in seeing this project continue. If, like a number of others, you have yet to find time to create a tile please consider doing so and entering it at a future display. I would like to see others organize local or kingdom tile displays. Perhaps the tiles from these displays could then be gathered and transported to Pennsic for a larger display next year. Remember, you don't have to attend the display event to enter a tile.

You can find more details about this unusual arts display on the Florilegium Tile Project website: We even have a maillist for those who would like to discuss tile ideas, resources or ask questions.

Copyright 2003, Mark S. Harris.

Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the contents are left unchanged and the author is notified of the publication. Notification may be by email and reformatting is allowed.

THLord Stefan li Rous
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Mark S. Harris
Austin, Texas