Stefan's Florilegium updates for November 2011

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for November 2011.

Greetings to the Gentlefolk of the SCA,

Here is a copy of my Florilegium article for November detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.

I am always looking for good articles for the Florilegium. If you have researched something in our period or you practice a little known art or craft, writing an article is an excellent way to introduce others to the work you've done. I'm especially interested in academic papers written for A&S contests because, unfortunately, few have time at such an event to read them. Even the judges. Getting them published in the Florilegium lets your hard word benefit the entire Known World.  Word format is the easiest for me to handle, but others are possible.

If you, your household or your local group run a website, please consider adding a link there to the Florilegium. Not only does this help people who might be interested in what the Florilegium offers  find the site, but it raises the site in the Google ratings and thus might bring in more ad money to keep the site going.

A Blending of the Past and Present

Over the past twenty-one 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 collection of files called Stefan's Florilegium.

I am always interested in new articles. 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. A&S documentation and class handouts will also often work well. I am especially interested in research papers submitted as A&S entries.

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      THLord Stefan li Rous   Ansteorra    stefan at

Here are the new files for this month:

In the COMBAT-RAPIER section:

  • paintg-f-msks-msg   Discussions on whether to paint designs on fencing masks for SCA rapier combat.

In the CRAFTS section:

  • Glass-Goblets-art   "Venetian Betrothal Goblets" by Mistress katherine kerr.
  • Mk-a-Horn-Cup-art   "Making a Horn Cup" by Bran Buchanan.

In the NEWCOMERS section:

  • Generic-Clths-art   "Generic Clothes - Tunic, Skirt, Shirt, and Pants" by Caitlin nic Raighne.
  • Male-Co-Rulrs-art   "Male Co-Rulers In History" by Lady Rose the Obnoxious.

In the PERFORMANCE ARTS section:

  • 100-Tanka-art       "A Gathering of Flowers - 100 Tanka by Lady Ingeborg bildsbriótr Ulfsdottir.

In the PERSONAS section:

  • p-swears-msg        Period swears, oaths and insults. Euphemisms.

In the new TECHNOLOGY section:

  • dragon-kites-art    "A Dragon (Serpent) by Any Other Name" by Lord Archer MacRobert.

Here are the updated files for this month.

  • arch-supplies-msg   Archery supplies and merchants.
  • hair-msg            Period and SCA hairstyling and care.
  • iron-pot-srcs-msg   Sources for iron pots.
  • marshmallows-msg    The original marshmallow treats, made from the Marsh Mallow plant.
  • new-groups-msg      Procedures and advice on starting new SCA groups.
  • newcomers-msg       How to make newcomers to your group. comfortable. Integrating newcomers.
  • underwear-msg       What to wear under garb. SCA and period.

Copyright 2011, Mark S. Harris. Permission to reprint in SCA-related publications is hereby granted if the file descriptions are left unchanged. Removing any of the updated files listed in order to fit  the article into limited publication space is allowed.  The article introduction may also be edited, provided the web address and contact info are retained.

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