Submitted by Alaxandr on Mon, 2007-06-11 08:15
We return once again to the secluded Caledonian Mountains of PantherVale, where fighters, archers, and artisans came together for a long weekend of feasting, fighting, carousing and competing, fencing and story-telling, equestrian and merchanting, and a rollicking good time.
Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2007-05-28 19:52
Raphael painted a portrait of Lorenzo De'Medici that was to be his introduction to his intended bride, a cousin of King Francois I of France, in about 1518. The picture shows Lorenzo, the Duke of Urbino, wearing a quite sumptuous costume, ornately gold with red puffy sleeves and gray fur lining around his neck.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-26 13:30
Residents of the East Kingdom may be pooling their paychecks in expectation of purchase of the Searles Castle in the Berkshires. Asking price? A cool US$15 million!
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-05-21 16:01
Goshen, Pennsylvania swordsmith John Lundemo has earned an international reputation as for collectors of steel blades, but 25 years ago, he was just a guy in the SCA learning to fight with wooden swords.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-05-08 22:38
Gavlinne reports that Andreas der Eisfalke, inspired by Gabriella von Ulm, was the winner of the May 5, 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the East.
Submitted by aisinbiya on Thu, 2007-05-03 12:09
Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 at Popinjays Play in Brooklyn (Canton of Brokenbridge, Crown Province of Ostgardr, East Kingdom), the Company of Medieval Aviculturists unanimously ratified their charter.
Submitted by aisinbiya on Mon, 2007-04-30 12:49
Sunday, April 22nd, 2007 the Canton of Brokenbridge made history with the first Medieval Aviculture-themed event for the East Kingdom, if not the entire SCA: Popinjays Play in Brooklyn.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-07 15:43
Come to picturesque Quintavia for a Spring Day of bards, dancing, fencing, thrown weapons, feasting and fun!
Bards come sing a song or tell a tale we will have a day of sharing and practice for the evenings festivities. Dancers come and twirl around the beautiful tavern fair. Those who prefer to throw things, like axes and the like will have space outside for thrown weapons competition. Also plenty of room for gaming! Bring your favorite period games and teach us how to play! There will also be a ‘serf’ auction where you can bid to have your own personal servant for the feast in the evening.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-07 15:35
Hail and well met! Once again, Duke Balfar and the Barony of Dragonship Haven welcome the great fighters of the East Kingdom to test their mettle in our annual multi-marshallate competition.
****** This year we have an exciting NEW site location, which is larger than in past years. Also more parking will be available. ******
Teams of three heavy fighters, fencers, archers and thrown weapons. There will be prizes for the best in each martial category.
Submitted by bkdelong on Tue, 2007-04-03 14:57
A new photo album is available online, with pictures of the crowd and delightful Savory Board at the Barony of Carolingia's presentation of Samuel Daniel's 1604 masque titled "Vision of the Twelve Goddesses".
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-03-21 15:39
Be you strong of body, resolute in your conviction, steely in your resolve, and pure in your skill at arms? Are you ready to take challenge that only a meager few have been able to bear? Then come you who wish to gain the most prestigious of prizes - The Crown of the East Kingdom.
Their Majesty's Griffyth and Aikaterine, wish to witness the arrival of their heirs.
By their pleasure the Shire of Rusted Woodlands will host this most grand of spectacles!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-03-21 15:31
Come One Come All! The Barony of Bergental and House ICOD are proud to invite you to attend the Coronation of Gryffith and Aikaterine. With the generous help of many friends, we are planning a gala day in celebration of our new monarchs. The site is magnificent, from the stained glass and stone arches in the sanctuary to the fireplaces in the parlors and the simple Tudor feast hall. This beautiful church hosts an annual Boar's Head Festival and is the perfect setting for modern medieval activities. Location:
Barony of Bergental (Springfield, Massachusetts)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-03-14 15:27
Shake off the doldrums of the winter past as once again, the Armies of the East rally to prepare for War! Come, all soldiers, to the fields of Owlsherst to hone our armies' battle skills. Additional combat activities include a torchlit Tourney on Friday evening, and a cash prize tourney on Sunday morning. Fencing and archery activities are also planned for both Saturday and Sunday.
It is our honor to be graced by the presence of Their Royal Majesties, Gryffith FitzWilliam and Aikaterine Lukanina FitzWilliam!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-09 15:25
Fellow members of Stonemarche, pay heed. The time has come once again. Their Excellencies, Don Juan Lazaro Ramirez Xavier and Signora Maria Pagani, Baron and Baronessa Stonemarche, invite their subjects to bring forth and present to them taxes due.
What is Tax Court? It's a chance for all of Stonemarche to show off what
they are best at, be it fabric or food, illusion or illumination, dance or
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-03-06 14:56
One and all are invited to Settmour Swamp to celebrate with us as Their Majesties Lucan and Yana invest Alexander MacGregor and Rhiannon de Licorne as our new Baron and Baroness!
Mudthaw will feature a wide variety of activities: tournaments in Armored Combat, Rapier, and Youth Combat, Archery, Thrown Weapons, and an array of Fine Merchants. Artisans can enter their works in a Competition with the theme of "Heraldry", in addition to an Exhibit for anyone who would like to display completed or in-progress work. We will sate your appetites with a lunch dayboard and a grand feast, cooked by Wilhelm van Utrecht, in the evening. Their Majesties will hold Royal Court, along with the final Court of Baron Teric and Baroness Paigan, and the first Court of Alexander and Rhiannon. The event will conclude with dancing to the music of the Bhakaili Branslers!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-02 17:00
The Shire of Frosted Hills welcomes you to Hrim Schola XI, our annual schola celebrating the fiber arts. As is custom, classes will be scheduled throughout the day with enough time in between to enjoy Oksana Goncharova's sideboard, shop and schmooze. Merchants are welcome but tables are limited, so please contact the autocrat to reserve tables. Come, teach, learn, eat, shop, enjoy!
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-02-24 15:22
"The Vision of the Twelve Goddesses" is an early 17th century masque, written by Samuel Daniel, was originally commissioned by Queen Anne in 1604 in honor of James I ascension to the throne.
Vision of the Twelve Goddesses
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden Street
The Masque will be performed by Carolingian dancers and directed by Duke Vissevald Selkirkson and Countess Mara Tudora Kolarova
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-02-23 12:36
Mistress Gwenhwyfar dinas Emrys has shared her photos from Estrella 2007 which have been posted on the Barony of Ruantallan's website. The photos include an impressive battlefield knighting.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-02-22 17:03
The Shire of PantherVale invites you to our Collegium, a day of classes for both fighters and artisans. Featured topics include illumination, brewing, weaving and madrigals. The class list will be posted and frequently updated at http://www.panthervale.com . A dayboard will be provided, please contact the feastocrat if you have any special dietary needs. Location:
Shire of Panther Vale (Montpelier, Vermont)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-19 15:12
Sir Patri du Chat Gris, OL, OP, mundanely known as Patri Pugliese, passed away February 11, 2007. He was a longtime member of the Barony of Carolingia. Sword Forum International offers a tribute on their website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-02-15 19:49
The Holy Days are now long gone and we are approaching the celebrations of the Spring Equinox. Lady Winter's grasp on the land is failing and the Great River has already started to break her clutch.
During the rough months of the Northern Shores' Winter, it has not been
unheard of that L'Ile du Dragon Dormant would not get news or messengers
from the Havre des Glaces, as the inns are few and far between. This year
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2007-02-11 16:08
Cassandra Boell von Bayer has been part of the SCA for about 29 years and has gained repute for her skill in costuming and small animal husbandry. A recent article in The Bolton Common profiles her SCA life.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-02-10 17:40
Come one, come all, to a day of all things edible and potable! Take, or teach, classes in the culinary and brewing arts. Spend time with friends in the large gathering room. Visit the merchants. At the end of the day, partake of a teaching feast, serving food and facts in a delicious combination.
Dayboard will also be the A&S display. Do you have a special soup? Create a
gratifying grain? Whip up a delectable dessert? Put it on our dayboard and
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-01-28 17:53
Mistress Deonora Ridenow is seeking instructors for the upcoming East Kingdom Middle Eastern University to be held March 3, 2007 in Philadelphia.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-26 16:06
Brigitte once again issues her Dessert Challenge! Bring a dessert to enter into the competition.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-25 20:50
New to the Society? Or not so new but want to learn new things? Then come to Bergental's 6th Novice Schola! This year we'll have classes during the day and celebrating our sweet 16th anniversary as a barony with a sideboard for dinner and the floor open for an evening of dancing (not to worry, there will be dance lessons during the day!).
The class schedule will feature introductory classes in sewing, embroidery, personas, dancing, and more. Classes run from 10am to 5pm. Please note that the event site opens at 9am, so that gentles will have time to sign in and look at the class schedule before they start.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-24 15:09
The Northern Shores invites one and all to its annual Regional Practice. This event features melee practices and singles pick-ups for both rattan fighters and fencers. There will be a large day board set up with both drink and food throughout the day. As well there will be classrooms available for those wishing to work on A&S projects. The event takes place in a drill shed (H-104) at the Canadian Forces Garrison St. Jean. Location:
Shire of Le Dragonet (St. Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-04 18:49
The Barony of Stonemarche invites you to the XVIII annual Market Day at Birka. It will be held this year on January 26-27, 2007 at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH.
With last year's great success on Friday night, we will again open the Gates that evening from 7 – 10pm for check in. There will be shopping and a Pre-Revel then in addition to our usual Saturday schedule of events. Merchants, in the Exposition Center side, are offered the opportunity to open for business. Merchants, Friday is not required. Detailed information for merchants regarding this will be available on the web site ().
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-04 18:44
Greetings from the Shire of Quintavia, we once again open our doors for our Hafla Celebration. We invite you to bring your rugs, pillows, dancing shoes, musical instruments, a warm smile, and join us for an evening, day, and evening in the middle east. Come, dance, sing, tell stories, rest, recline, eat, talk with friends, make new ones, and just enjoy yourself. So pack up your dance belts, rugs and musical instruments and journey to Quintavia for a relaxing day of relaxing, laughing, singing, stories and music. Middle Eastern and Indian style Dancing, Drumming, and Jamming. Come to dance and drum, or just to hang out, socialize, and watch! Location:
Shire of Quintavia (Millbury, Massachusetts)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-03 15:12
Come enter the tourney run by Don Jean-Paul Justen Casse and Doña Marion del Oakes, which will decide the next King's and Queen's rapier champions.
There will be space for League of Rapier Academies challenges.
There will be space for pick-up bouts for everyone including those who haven't authorized yet. Loaner gear will be available.
Dance and drum at the Middle Eastern dance and drum courses.