Birth notices, marriage announcements, and obituaries

Sæunn Egilsdóttir to be elevated in the West

Mistress Eireannach nic Ghiolla Chainnigh reports that Baroness Sæunn Egilsdóttir has been invited to become a member of the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties Uther and Kara of the West.

Sad farewell to Duke Morguhn Sheridan

AEthelmearc, the East Kingdom, and friends from other kingdoms are in sorrow at the passing of Duke Morguhn Sheridan, known modernly as John Charles Glenn, who has died after falling from a roof.

The First Knight of the Society has Passed Away

The First Knight of the Society, Sir Ardral Argo Ver Kaeysc, also known as David the Herald, and known in modern times at David Bradley, died in his sleep on Thursday, September 11, 2008.

The passing of Mikal the Ram

As posted by Master Eadweard Boicewright to the Calontir E-mail list on Monday, August 18, 2008.

Sorrowful news from An Tir

The saddest news that can be written: In the small hours of July 20th, while attending An Tir July Coronation, The Honorable Lord Ciaran Cluana Ferta suffered a massive heart attack and passed away from us.

SCA Obituaries website online

Ælflæd of Duckford has created a memory page for SCA members who would like to remember fellow SCAdians who have passed on.

Sir Starhelm Warlocke Passes in Meridies

Sad tidings have come from Meridies. Baron Sir Starhelm Warlocke (Michael F. Boelter) has passed away on June 25, 2008, of a heart attack while driving his truck near his home in Nashville, TN. His wife was able to get control of the vehicle and pull over.

Known World Aviculturists mourn death of founding member

With the rise of the Atenveldt sun on the morning of June 20th, 2008, the Known World Aviculturist Guild lost one of its founding members, Cuddles of the Royal Menagerie of Atenveldt, suddenly, to an unknown illness.

Tasha Tudor, 1915-2008

Have you ever fantasized about living a period style life in the modern world? Period clothing, period furnishings and decorating, period house (but with the occasional hidden electrical outlet)? American artist and author Tasha Tudor really did it, though her period was the 1830s rather than the middle ages or renaissance. Tasha Tudor died at home on June 18, 2008 at the age of 92, surrounded by family and friends (and presumably corgis).

The Newest Midrealm Soldier

At 8:19 pm EST on Friday, the world was made richer by the addition of Daniel Meade, son of Heidi and Darren Meade, also called Sir Baldwin of Chelmsford (Badger).

Austin Joseph Stockton born in Shire of Rockhaven

Ysabeau de La Rochelle and husband Aram report the birth of their son Austin Joseph Stockton on May 23, 2008 in the Shire of Rockhaven, Kingdom of Northshield.

Kathryn Alexandra Michalos born in Ealdormere

Lady Carolyn of Amberview reports that Kathryn Alexandra Michalos was born May 8, 2008 to Lady Tatiana and her husband Sir Cordigan d'Arnot in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

Farewell to Yang the Nauseating, mka Robert Asprin

Yang the Nauseating, modernly known as Robert Lynn Asprin, was a well-known science fiction and fantasy author. In the SCA, he was one of the early members and was the founder of the Great Dark Horde. Asprin, born in 1946, died peacefully on May 22 at his home.

A birth in AEthelmearc

Lord Calvert reports that Emma, third child of Sir Matthias Sean Cameron and his wife Averill was born May 9, 2008 in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Passing of Viscountess Elaina von Mannheim

With great sadness comes the news that Her Excellency, Viscountess Elaina von Mannheim (Toni Cordaro), 26th Princess of the Sun, has passed away in Atenveldt, on Sunday, May 4, 2008 at 11:45 a.m.

New Oerthan

Margery, Baroness of Winter's Gate reports that Lady Althea of Hraefnaec gave birth to a daughter May 1, 2008.

Silas Wolf Harold born in Atlantia

Lady Marie of Doune and Lord Geoffrey of Doune have announced the birth of their son Silas Wolf Harold March 13, 2008 in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

A birth in the Outlands

It was announced on the Kingdom of the Outlands list that Samantha Morgan McCarty was born March 15, 2008 to Baroness Christina McCarty and Lord Stephen McCarty.

Benjamin Maurice Jacobson born in Caid

Eilidh Swann reports that Benjamin Maurice Jacobson was born March 16, 2008 to Lady Caterina and Don Lot in the Kingdom of Caid.

Ianuk Raventhourne joins Order of the Laurel

On March 21, 2008, Ianuk Raventhourne sat vigil to comtemplate elevation to the Order of the Laurel in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Actor Paul Scofield dies at 86

The theatre and film world is mourning the death of British actor Paul Scofield, best known for his role as Sir Thomas More in the classic A Man for All Seasons. Scofield was 86 years old. Audrey Woods of the Associated Press wrote his obituary.

Fra' Bertie, Knights of Malta leader, dies

His Most Eminent Highness Fra' Andrew Bertie, the first Englishman to lead the Knights of Malta, has died, leaving the Order to select its new Grand Master.

Arthur C. Clarke Dies

Famed science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke has died on March 18 at a hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the age of 90. Best-known for his work 2001: A Space Odyssey, his work on communications satellites also helped change the world.

Barony of Stonemarche welcomes newest Eastrealm subject

Mistress Fia Kareman and Lord Matthew Moraveous Avdenmork joyfully announce the birth of their son, Galen Thomas Begnoche, at 8:09 EST on February 29. The family resides in the Barony of Stonemarche, in the East Kingdom.

Ronja Jordis Ulfhild born in Drachenwald

Racaire informs us that a new addition has been welcomed to the Shire of Ad Flumen Caerulum in Austria. Young Ronja Jordis Ulfhild was born to shire member Arnulf der Zeilner on February 23, 2008.

Gary Gygax, "Father of D&D", dies at age 69

For many in the SCA and other Middle Ages living history organizations, the first introduction to acting the part of someone from a medieval culture was a game of Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of D&D more than 30 years ago, died today after several years of declining health.

New warrior in Northshield

Lady Svanna Thorsteinsdottir has announced the birth of Kjell Rex to Lady Astrid and Lord Þórbjörn hausakljúfr Hálfdanarson of the Shire of Midwinde in Northshield.

Isabelle Pearl Griffin born in Atenveldt

Proud grandmother Lady Anne du Bosc Known as Mordonna The Cook announces the birth of Isabelle Pearl Griffin to Jacqueline du Bosc and Chadwicke of Stag Hold in the Barony of SunDragon of the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

New citizen for Ealdormere

Aunty Jo-Jo reports that Kaylah Dawn Blumetti was born January 23, 2008 to Lord Drake Daberneen and THL Joanna of Northumberland in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

Holiday Tragedy in Midrealm

The family of Tim Coy, known in these Current Middle ages as Lord Cedric Westbrooke, Squire to Sir Alan Culross, suffered a horrible tragedy when his wife Lady Audrey Westbrooke (MKA Lisa Coy) died in a house fire early on the morning of Christmas Eve.