Fires in Lochac Show Courage and Bring Challenges

Kiriel du Papillon writes about the wildfire situation near Canberra and reports on SCA members affected.

AEthelmearc Rejoices at New Citizen

Their Majesties of AEthelmearc welcome Their newest citizen, Douglas Warren Johnson.

The Workshop is Open!

A new forum has been created for discussion by Known World artisans.

The Medieval Tournament

Aoife (Lis) provides an extensive, annoted list dealing with Medieval Tournaments.

More About Dukal Petition for HRM Andreas

SCAtoday.net has been monitoring a number of Kingdom e-mail lists, following the intense discussion about the issue of whether HRM Andreas should be made a Duke even though He may not complete His reign.

Quest for the Golden Seamstress

The Incipient Canton of Mystic Straits will host a sewing competition February 21-22, 2003 in the Barony of Roaring Wastes (Detroit).

Populace Petitions BoD to Grant Duke Title to HRM Andreas

As His Majesty Andreas heads off to war in the modern world, a petition is circulating to allow Him to receive the title of Duke even though He may not complete the reign as King.

Isobel Anne, Lochac's Newest Subject

On the Lochac List, it was reported that Their Majesties of Lochac have a new subject, Isobel Anne.

Pennsic Battle Schedule Continues to Provoke Discussion

In a letter to the Royals of AEthelmearc, the East and the Middle and to Cooper's Lake officials, Sir Valdemar Ironfist of Calontir writes of his concerns about the Battle Schedule for Pennsic XXXII.

Sir Gregory Lockswan Reports on Lochac Fires

Master Denys the Decadent, reporting for Sir Gregory Lockswan, relays more news about the fires near Canberra, Australia.

Medieval Women Who Dared

Aiofe (Lis) offers an extensive, annoted list of source relating to the study of women in the Middle Ages.

Caerthe to Host Known World Academy of the Rapier (KWAR)

Now is the time to start thinking about the next great Known World fencing event, KWAR 2003!

Their Highnesses of the East Clarify Cancellation of Great Court

In a letter posted on the East Kingdom list, Their Highnesses Darius and Roxane clarify Their intentions for Pennsic's Closing Ceremonies.

Iron Oak Debuts Redesigned, Highly Interactive SCA Web Site

The Incipient Canton of Iron Oak in the Pentamere Region of the Middle Kingdom has completed a total refit and redesign of their home site, said to be the first site in the region based fully on Flash interactive content.

Australian Wildfires Affect SCA Event

The Le Crapaud Tourney scheduled for Saturday in Eddison Park, Woden, ACT was cancelled due to wildfires burning near the capital of Canberra.

New Heirs in Calontir

Duke Sir Valens, inspired by Susannah, was victorious Saturday in Calontir's Crown Tournament.

Calontir Mourns Marie de Lancie

Marie de Lancie, considered a "bright and shining star" in Calontir, passed away January 18, 2003 of cancer.

Queen's Rapier Championship Held at An Tir Twelfth Night

Lady Allessandra de Montefeltro has announced that an account of the Queen's Rapier Championship held at An Tir's Twelfth Night January 12, 2003 is now available online.

Finnish Canton Advances to Full Status

Sovany Barcsi Janos, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator of Drachenwald, has announced that the Incipient Canton of Miehonlinna (Valkeala, Finland) advanced to Full Status.

Fighters Fought Well at 12th Night

Figthers fought well at 2nd Annual College of Val d'Azure 12th Night Tournament

Introductory Medieval Combat Workshop

The Armory Sword Guild will offer a hands-on introduction to medieval martial arts at a one-day workshop January 26, 2003.

Swedish University Offers Online Viking Classes

Gotland University in Sweden is offering two Internet-based courses on Viking history. The courses are free except for the texts and related literature.

Caid Mourns Passing of Talanque, Founding Baron of Calafia

Talanque, founding Baron of Calafia in the Kingdom of Caid, passed away on January 17 after a period of illness.

Insurance Certificate Ordering Instructions Online

A PDF file of the instructions for ordering the Insurance Certificates is now available on the SCA website.

Oldest Black Sea Shipwreck Found

In Sofia, Bulgaria, explorers have located the remains of an ancient ship that may provide clues to the culinary habits of ancient Greeks.

Miguel and Conal Crowned King and Queen of Ansteorra

The Medieval Times reports that Miguel de Oporto and Conal Alexandria O'Riordain have been crowned King and Queen of Ansteorra.

TRH of the East and Middle Respond to Pennsic Great Court Controversy

Their Highnesses Darius and Roxane of the East and Pieter and Nan Astrid of the Middle have written a letter in response to the cancellation of Great Court at Pennsic 32.

Monument Proves Existence of Jews in China

In 1489, the descendants of a group of Jewish merchants who travelled to Kaifeng, China, left evidence of their existance on a stone marker now displayed in the Municipal Museum of Kaifeng.

Modern Knights Templar Still Searching for Grail

independent.co.uk: A group of Knights Templar are using modern technology to search Rosslyn Chapel near Edinburgh for the Holy Grail.

Auto Accident Victim Improves

Gisela vom Kreuzbach, who earlier in the week was involved in an automobile accident with Master Thorgrim Steinarsonn, reports on his condition.