Soccer Invented by Romans

Ananova.com: According to Italy's leading encyclopedia, football, known as soccer in the United States, was popularized by the Romans.

New Royalty in Nordmark

In a Coronet Tournament held December 14, 2002, Brendan the Tired and Anna Laresdotter became the new Prince and Princess of Nordmark.

Medieval Viking Optical Lenses Exhibit Modern Accuracy

In an article featured in Opto & Laser Europe, Oliver Graydon reports that 11th and 12th century Swedish optical lenses perform comparably to modern designs.

Morgan Cain to be Elevated to Order of the Pelican

Their Majesties Patrick Michael and Julia of Ansteorra will elevate Morgan Cain to the Order of the Pelican at Coronation January 11, 2003.

RusCuisine.com Offers Authentic Russian Recipes

Looking for authentic Russian recipes? Check out RusCuisine.com!

Thirteenth Century Heraldry Online

Brian Timms has compiled a database of early European heraldry that is available to browse online.

Interkingdom Equestrian Competition Scores Posted

The Honorable Lady Donwenna Beast Healer has announced the current Interkingdom Equestrian Competition scores.

Heralds' Publication to Move

Free Trumpet West, the official publications office of the SCA College of Arms, is moving and will have a new address as of January 1, 2003.

New Features Added to Web Site

"You've got talkbacks!" A new release of the software that runs SCAtoday.net has just been installed, and among other things you can now submit comments on any of our newswire stories.

Caidan Web Site Features Photos from Yule Event

Pictavia: The Dreiburgen Yule event, held in the Kingdom of Caid, featured a life-size chess game with real people as the game pieces. Pictavia has the photos!

Tolkien and Chivalry

Chivalry Today: Here is a multi-part article comparing and contrasting the honorable actions of characters in of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy with modern and historical chivalric ideals.

British Archaeological Find Refutes Theory on Tuberculosis Origins

A long-standing theory has held that the Romans brought tuberculosis to England, but scientists have found a 2200-year-old skeleton that invalidates that claim.

Fabricating the Weapons and Armor of The Lord of the Rings

JOM: The November 2002 issue of JOM, a materials engineering e-zine, includes this detailed article, with lots of photos, on the fabrication of the stage weaponry that made LOTR so visually stunning.

Darksword Armory Gives Additional Details on Theft

We recently reported on a theft of merchandise from Darksword Armory that has severely impacted their business. Here is an update from the owners.

Wenches Online

The International Wenches Guild is an organization of over 2000 women (and a few men) throughout North America that grew out of the Ren Faire culture.

SCA Gift Certificates Make Great Holiday Gifts

The main office of the SCA has announced that gift certificates are now available online.

Darksword Armory Theft Takes Toll on Artisans

The theft of $50,000 worth of swords from the Darksword Armory warehouse has made for a bleak holiday season for the artisans and their customers alike.

Atenveldt Laurels' Prize Tourney Showcases A&S Prowess

Atenveldt's recent A&S tourney, held in conjunction with a War Collegium, was highly successful and attracted many participants.

Atenveldt Unveils Improved Web Site

A major renovation has been completed for the Atenveldt Kingdom web site, according to a member of the Atenveldt web development team.

Fellowship of the Ring Extended Version "Easter Eggs"

Lady Brianna McBain reports that the new extended version of "Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring" DVD contains two "Easter eggs."

A Yule Gift to Calontir

Lady Erzbet Fauconneau and Lord Tiarnan O'Cormicain announce the birth of a son.

"The Books of Kings" on Exhibit in Baltimore

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD will host "The Book of Kings: Art, War and the Morgan Library's Medieval Picture Bible" through December 29, 2002.

Photos from Outlands A&S and Other Events

A noble lady from the Kingdom of Outlands has posted photos from several recent events within the kingdom.

Barony of Flame's Christmas Tourney Enjoyed by All

Let your imagination envision the building as a castle and great hall, set in the English countryside during the winter during the Elizabethian period.

Pennsic 32 Web Site Updated

Only eight months until Pennsic, and the Pennsic War web site has been updated on December 6 with the latest information.

SCA "Switch" advertisement

The Quarter: The Quarter, "Trimaris' Perfectly Period Parody Publication", serves up an SCA-oriented satire of the Apple Computer "Switch" ad campaign.

New Articles Added to Stefan's Florilegium

The Honorable Lord Stefan li Rous has just released a list of the newest articles added to Stefan's Florilegium.

Riddle of the King's Relatives: A New Fairy Tale

Roy Harold Andes tells "A fairy tale for lawyers, knights and grownups."

Eclipse Shines Light on Medieval African Astronomical Observatory

New Scientist: In a report from New Scientist, Stuart Clark and Damian Carrington, write that last week's total eclipse of the sun has sparked renewed interest in Great Zimbabwe, a mysterious 13th century stone complex in South Africa, as a solar eclipse predictor.

Jaxarticus and Kathryn Crowned in Outlands

On November 9, 2002, the crown of the Outlands passed from Bela and Elizabeth to Jaxarticus and Kathryn.