Court Jester Wanted: Must be Merry and Bedecked

For the first time since 1649, England is looking to hire a national court jester. Qualifications? "Merriness and owning an outfit with bells."

A Scribe is Born!

An Atenveldt scribe, Jennifer Trethewy, is now the proud mother of a new daughter.

Pennsic Vampire wants your blood!

They crave to draw forth the red elixir of life from your veins — but in a nice way! Help save a life by donating blood at the American Red Cross blood drive at Pennsic 33.

Sad tidings in Tir Ysgithr: The passing of Tzar the Mastiff

From the Barony of Tir Ysgithr in Atenveldt comes news of the death of an English Mastiff named Tzar, beloved companion and a member of the Royal Menagerie. Lord Mikhail, Tzar's human companion, shares the tale of Tzar's life.

Historic Combat Series at Pennsic XXXIII

Asbjorn Johansen has announced that the third annual Historic Combat Series, featuring authentic forms of combat, will take place at Pennsic XXXIII.

New waiver for equestrian activities in the SCA

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, announces a new liability waiver for equestrian activities in the SCA.

Group brings Middle Ages to life

The Big Spring Herald reports from Crossrode Keep's Sundered Shield Tournament.

Volunteers Needed for Pennsic Known World Children’s' Fete

Duchess Arielle the Golden has announced that volunteers are still needed for the Seventh Annual Pennsic Children’s Fete, which will take place on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm in the Barn.

Pennsic Chirurgeonate will no longer provide free OTC meds

Citing legal liability concerns and a policy decision from the Society and Pennsic Autocrat levels, the Pennsic Chirurgeonate has announced that self-service over-the-counter medications will no longer be available at Chirurgeons' Point.

Aventiure Advances to Full Status

Sovany Barcsi Janos, New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced that the Shire of Aventiure has become a full status chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Notes to the Wise: Writing the Medieval Missive

This week, Dame Aoife offers her links about how to write letters forsoothly and includes links on how to write award recommendations.

Middle Ages, and battle, at Richard Bland College

The Progress-Index visits the the Canton of River's Point at their "Last Chance" event.

Scribes to Gather at Pennsic

Despina de la Brasov has announced that there will be a Known World Scribal Gathering at the Middle Kingdom Royal Encampment at this year's Pennsic War.

Combat Archery Survey

The Society Marshal for Combat Archery is wishing to have as many Combat Archers as possible answer a small survey for her about yourself and the equipment you use, to get a general feel for these things across the Society.

Court Report and Photos from Barony of Ered Sul

Dame Katharine of Cate Hall, the Aten Signet, provides a detailed Court Report and a photo album from Their Majesties' Court in the Barony of Ered Sul.

Atlantia Unbelted Fighters Announced for Pennsic War

Count Valharic, the Atlantian Warlord, has announced the list of unbelted fighters chosen for the Pennsic War.

Rapier Fighter pushes the limit at Pennsic

Born in New York City, but now living in Paris, Baron Raphael di Angelo plans to fight over one thousand rapier opponents at Pennsic 33, fulfilling a "personal challenge."

Archaeologists Research Bishops' Lives at Scotland's Fetternear House

The archaeological dig at Fetternear House in rural Aberdeenshire, Scotland, does not focus on finding objects so much as studying the lives of the residence's owners, several bishops.

Experts discover archaeological surprise beneath Pompeii

Archaeologists from Basilicata University in Italy are excavating part of the southwestern edge of Pompeii, revealing a civilization that predates even the Romans.

Young Adults to Gather at Pennsic

There will be a gathering for young adults ages 16-20 at the Kingdom of Atenveldt Royal Encampment at this year's Pennsic War.

Denver Post: Outlands Artist Real Renaissance Man

Idaho Falls, Idaho artist William Lloyd gives Denver Post staff reporter Chi-Chi Zhang a glimpse of the world of Renaissance art at the Larkspur Renaissance Festival. Lloyd is an artisan who makes and sells intricately-carved ivory and bone knives and sword handles.

1,000-Year-Old Brewery Unearthed

U.S. researchers have unearthed what they say may be the oldest known brewery in the Andes, a pre-Incan plant at least 1,000 years old that could produce drinks for hundreds of people at one sitting.

Renaissance Roundel Auctioned for £7 million

A rare bronze roundel discovered under a stairway in Devon, England, has brought nearly UK£7 million in a recent auction, a record for a Renaissance piece.

Attention Pennsic Chirurgeonate Volunteers (Chirurgeon and Non-Medical)

Aine nic Llyr, who is in charge of Logistics and Fundraising for the Pennsic Chirurgeonate, asks gentles, including non-medical volunteers such as scribes, who plan to volunteer at Chirurgeon's Point this year to contact her, so she can make personalized name tags.

AEthelmearc Members Return to Camelot

A heavy-fighting tournament by members of the Rochester, NY chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism was part of the city's first Camelot Faire, which took place recently in Washington Square Park.

East Kingdom Unbelted Champions Named

Ruslan Novgorodcev has announced the list of unbelted champions for the East Kingdom who will participate in this year's Pennsic War.

Idaho Company Builds Real Castles for Medievalists

Who among our readers doesn't secretly dream of living in a medieval castle, except without all the draftiness and lack of plumbing? A company in An Tir combines modern features with medieval construction — and they offer a discount for SCAdians!

"Dead Rabbits" at Pennsic War

No, please don't bring roadkill with you to Pennsic! "Dead Rabbits" is Edward Zifran of Gendy's nickname for the "Hiring Hall" which places Pennsic volunteers.

"Prince Valiant" Inspired Caidan

Carla Roccapriore of the Reno Gazette Journal spoke with SCA member Scott Wills of Chino, CA at a recent Scottish festival.

Did Vikings Need Viagra? (PG-13)

A new study shows that Viking men had the same performance concerns as their modern brothers.