Arts and Sciences

Activities and research related to trades, crafts, occupations, or daily life in the Middle Ages, as well as performing and fine arts.

How to become a Laurel

Greetings Good Gentles, I have a question pertaining to how participants become Laurels. I am unable to find any information as to the process and finer points. Can someone please point me in the right direction... YiS Fionn

Atlantia June University

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As the warm breezes of late spring blow gently through the beautiful hills of Isenfir, scholars and students, teachers and pupils, purveyors and seekers of wisdom and knowledge, will gather together from across the Kingdom and beyond to immerse themselves in the erudite environs of the University of Atlantia.

Site: University of Virginia, New Cabell Hall, 1605 Jefferson Park Ave., Charlottesville, VA 22901 Location:
Shire of Isenfir (Charlottesville, Virginia)

Chalice of Equus

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The Shire of Bois d' Arc of the Great Kingdom of Calontir presents the Chalice of Equus. Come join us in a Mongolian themed event.

Equestrian activities will include a Quest in the afternoon and authorizations in the morning from 10:00 to 12:00. Health certificates for out of state horses and negative Coggins required. To reserve covered stalls, anyone bringing a horse please contact Lady Rhiannon, call preferred (417)529-1221 or e-mail rhiannonocm@jscomm.net Location:
Shire of Bois d' Arc (Girard Kansas)

Uprising XX

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A Long time ago in a land not then a kingdom It all began with: 'The Shires' Uprising The Shires of Artemisia, having suffered long under the cruel oppression of the Great Barony of Loch Salann, have determined to crush it in rebellion!!! His Royal Highness Crown Prince Duke Brian Tarragon, has vowed to squelch this insolent uprising. He is mustering the forces of the Barony, which are mighty and great in number!!! All Knights errant and itinerant men-at-arms from beyond the far marches of Artemisia (yes, even Atenveldt itself) are welcome to join in this cataclysmic conflagration!!!' Location:
Kingdom of Artemisia (Ririe, Idaho)

Middle Eastern War VII

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The smell of battle covers the ancient battlefield like the clock of Chiron, and bitter metal smell of death permeates the cold dark. Upon this battlefield where a crooked flag hangs askew on top a lone hill, a long lost voice whispers of valor and victories long past.

A knight comes into view, dressed in well-used armor; he crests the hill and stands for a moment silent in the refreshing wind. He reaches out to the banner, and straightens it before setting it more deeply in to the moist earth, where the wind catches the edge of the flag pulling it taunt in the breeze, revealing the three purple arrows upon a field of gold. Location:
Shire of Arrows' Flight (Provo, Utah)

A Grand Thing

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The Barony of Stromgard and the Village of Bjorgvin would like the invite you all to A Grand Thing. This will be a period event, focusing on Norse and Irish traditions of the Viking Era, with fighting, contests, games, and a grand feast! There will be a multi-weapons tournament, A Viking raiders tournament of ships, and a monastery raid where you get to keep all the booty you can escape with.

Location:
Barony of Stromgard (Stevenson, Washington)

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for April 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has published additions to Stefan's Florilegium for April 2006.

Three Stags: Autumn Battle and Faire

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Horns sound and drums roll, banners dance on the breeze, Chevaliers parade in armor shining and merchants call their wares. Mummers prance, jesters grin, laughter swells like the seas, Archers shoulder their quivers full and music fills the air. Juggler's entrance, food delights, excitement buzzes like the bees, Fencers flash their blades dazzling and little children stare. Come one, come all, Gather for the opening of the greatest event of the fall days; Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Elizabeth Colorado)

Brot, Wurst und Spiele

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The Shire of Aventiure would like to invite you to our summer event in Lübeck-Kücknitz.

Brot Wurst und Spiele 23.06-25.06.06 Lübeck

Site: Bau-und Geschichtsspielplatz Roter Hahn, Pommernring 58, 23569 Lübeck-Kücknitz, Site opens on Friday 18:00 and closes Sunday 14:00. Restrictions: no parking on Site, fire off the ground, the Site is a little medieval village so there are animals living goats, sheep, horses Location:
Shire of Aventiure (Lübeck, Germany)

Feast of St. Hildegard of Bingen

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Come join the Canton of Falcon Cree as we venture to Germany between the years 1098 and 1457 to celebrate the accomplishments of two great Germans: St. Hildegard of Bingen and Hans Talhoffer.

The Feast of St. Hildegard will be held at the verdant Camp Wabak, (36 Camp WaBak Rd. Marietta, SC 29661). The site features a lovely, shaded field with plenty of space for period pavilions and merchants. Gentles interested in merchanting should contact Lord Gospodin Pavel Rurik Chyorni Lebedov in advance for details (Ryan Matthews, anoanar@yahoo.com or 864-232-4310 no calls after 9pm please - baby in house). Location:
Canton of Falcon Cree (Marietta, South Carolina)

A Midsummer's Twilight Tourney

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A Ghost walks at midnight, there's treachery afoot and suspicion is in the air. Join the Canton of Buckston-on-Eno for a tribute to Shakespeare?s Hamlet around the eve of Midsummer. In this non-traditional event there will be fighting in the twilight hours, a feast at mid-day and many activities sure to delight all ages.

Martial Activities: There will be Heavy and Rapier Tournaments in the twilight hours beginning in the late afternoon. Atlantian heavy fighters will also have the benefit of an afternoon martial class in Western Martial Arts. His Excellency, Baron Geoffrey Athos von Ulm, has decreed that the Baronial fighter practice will take place at the event site on Sunday, June 18th and all visiting fighters are welcome to stay for the additional fighting. Location:
Canton of Buckston-on-Eno (Leasburg, North Carolina)

Kampfen und Schmausen

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We're having an event in the Shire of Canale (come to canale) on the weekend of (you know you want to) April 7-9. The event is called Kampfen und Schmausen (canale is fun) and is a Landsknecht inspired weekend (bring your lederhosen?). We'll be at the George J Hatfield SRA (grass, shade, flush privies) in Hilmar. Sir Gemini and Herrin Else have designed the heavy and rapier scenarios (fight, fight, fight), Lady Ayloara is heading up our children's activities (fight, craft, fight), Lady Melanie will feed us sausages till we pop (chew, chew, swallow), and Lord Phillip has made the beer (you already know what beer does). Location:
Shire of Canale (Hilmar, California)

All Things Middle Eastern VIII

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Come join us as we celebrate the eighth anniversary of All Things!!! Classes covering numerous topics (to be announced) Fighting -You bet!!! We'll be holding 3 lists and some group tactics practice to sharpen our skills for Border Raids. Dancers and drummers -bring your music and plan to share with the populace at our Saturday night Hafla and bardic circle. What about food?? Prepare your stomachs for a feast of monumental proportions as Lady Caitilin serves up a feast fit for a Sultan. There are 52 beds with showers between cabins. Cabins and feast hall heated and cooled. Location:
Shire Brantestone (Cullman, Alabama)

Candlelight Camp 2006 - POSTPONED

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Those that die with great bravery on the battle fields, hold a special place in Norse cosmology. They are the Einherjar, those that are chosen by Odin to fight on the sides of the Gods at Ragnorak. Every day they are awakened and march out to the great field to fight against each other in merry combat. At dusk they are all miraculously healed and march back to the hall of Valhalla, where they are served a great feast and enjoy merriment into the night. Location:
Barony of Small Gray Bear (Arkadelphia, Arkansas)

Atlantia Tournament of Chivalry

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The young adults of Atlantia bid you welcome to a day of tournaments to celebrate martial prowess and chivalry. The Shire of Isenfir invites one and all to attend the third Tournament of Chivalry on 15 April 2006 in Madison, Virginia>

Martial Activities:
As the focus of martial activities, Atlantia's Knights shall challenge any who would face them on the tournament field in a variety of weapons forms. A small area shall also be available for those who wish to ply their skills outside of the tournament. Though no points will be kept during the tournament, Her Majesty and her Ladies will be casting watchful eyes upon the field, and taking particular interest in chivalric acts. Prizes shall be awarded for valor and prowess. Location:
Shire of Isenfir (Madison, Virginia)

Eskalyan Cherry Blossom

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The Temperatures are rising and the birds are singing.....The sweet smell of the cherry Blossoms are here.... Come out and enjoy the Company of friends at the Eskalyan Cherry Blossom viewing.

Sunday April 9, 2006 at the IBEW building , in Anchorage.... 3333 Denali Street (Catty corner from the Century 21 theater parking)

Site opens : 11am
closes:7pm

Fight in a Tourney, make your best guess at what the fighters are Location:
Eskalyan (Anchorage, Alaska)

Middle Kingdom Spring Crown Tournament

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The Barony of the Flaming Gryphon welcomes you to the Middle Kingdom Arts & Sciences Faire and Spring Crown Tournament of Their Royal Majesties Felix & Madeleina May 27th and 28th, 2006.

http://www.springcrown.org/

Event Information:
Greene County Fairgrounds
120 Fairground Rd
Xenia OH 45385
Phone: 937-372-8621

Event Fees Location:
Barony of the Flaming Gryphon (Xenia Ohio)

University of New Mexico to Host Medieval Lecture Series

The University of New Mexico's Institute for Medieval Studies will host Medieval Innovations: How the Middle Ages Changed Western Culture, a series of six lectures and a concert, Monday, April 3-6, 2006 on the university's main campus in Albuquerque.

High Inquisitional Council of Peerages cries foul on Aoife's Links

Pursuant to new SCA corporate-level administrative sanctions, a High Inquisitional Council of Peers met recently behind closed doors and voted to censure Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon, creator of the popular Aoife's Links column. SCAtoday.net has learned that the worst may be yet to come.

War of the Lilies XX

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The Kingdom of Calontir welcomes you to the War of the Lilies XX: Pelicans vs. Laurels Friday June 9th to Sunday June 18th 2006 at Smithville Lake, Barony of Forgotten Sea, (KC, MO)

This years Event Steward
HL Seraphima Iaroslava
Lilies20@calontir.sca.org

Theme - Pelicans vs. Laurels

http://calontir.sca.org/lilieswar/lilieswar.html Location:
Barony of Forgotten Sea (Smithville Lake, Missouri)

Fool's Revel

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Come join the Barony of Winter's Gate as we celebrate the coming end of cabin fever and the silliness of Spring. We invite you to our Fool's Revel on Saturday, April 22 from 11:00am until 10:00pm.

Activities will include, but not be limited to:
A Tourney for the Champion of the College of St. Boniface. This is a heavy tourney and the list is not limited to Baronial members. However, we do ask that just as our Captain of our Militia, either the fighter or the consort be a member of the Barony. List will open at 12:00 noon with armor inspection to start at 12:30pm. Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Black Prince's Birthday

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The year is 1359, the site is England. In celebration of Edward, the Prince of Wales' upcoming birthday a day of tournament, feast and revelry has been declared. The Barony of Black Diamond calls forth the most Noble of combatants, to bring their weapons of choice, their skill and prowess to this most Honorable field. Heralds declare that this is a day for all Atlantia, to celebrate one of the most historical men in history, and quite possibly of the 14th century. It is a day filled with tournament of martial skills, of Heavy weapons, of Rapier, of Archery. It is a day for the artisans to come forth and bring their finest projects for display and competition. It is a day for the novice, of both the arts and sciences and the martial fields, for you are the future of fair Atlantia, and we celebrate your growing skills as well. Location:
Barony of Black Diamond (Bland, Virginia)

Fool's Fest 2006

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Join us back in Grimfells at Bunch Park, in Elkins, AR, for the annual March Warden Tournament! Come on down and participate in the tournament (featuring heavy weapons, archery, and thrown weapons), A & S competition, and RUSH classes. A sumptuous feast (limited to 80) will be prepared by our own Duchess Susannah Griffon, and a free children's feast will be prepared by Mistress Christiaen Janssen. Share in more revelry at Calontir's first camping event than you can shake a jester's wand at! Location:
Shire-March of the Grimfells (Elkins,Arkansas)

East Kingdom University

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The Incipient Shire of Wyndeham is hosting an East Kingdom University on Saturday, May 20, 2006 in beautiful Vermont. Come and learn.

http://www.eastkingdom.org/event-detail.html?eid=1234

We have a wonderful site that will allow a plethora of classes. We have a kitchen with the potential for cooking and brewing classes (it's a wet Location:
Incipient Shire of Wyndeham (Bellows Falls, Vermont)

Awakening XX: The Sugar Coma

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The Shire of Baile na Scolairi presents: Awakening XX: The Sugar Coma Annual Armored Easter Egg Hunt and Kingdom Fighter Practice.

Saturday May 6, 2006

Tri-Lakes Park, 2100 S. Bunn Street, Bloomington, IL. 61702 #309-829-1848

Site opens at 9 a.m. (8:30 a.m. for Merchants) and closes at 10 p.m. Site is Bone Dry and smoking is prohibited in the building. Site is handicap accessible. Location:
Shire of Baile na Scolairi (Bloomington, Illinois)

Gallow Games VI

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Greetings from the Shire of Crystal Crags. With the Sun and warmth of spring on its way we would like to invite one and all to the sixth annual Gallow Games.

We will be holding our annual arts and sciences competition. All attendees are welcome to enter into this competition where Lord Ely of Silver Oak will be offering the prize for this year's champion. All entries will need to be in no later than 10am Saturday the 27th. We'll have games, contests, competitions and prizes. We will also be having our Shire auction, and all auction donations will enter you in a raffle. Location:
Shire of Crystal Crags (Kalispell, Montana)

Photos from TMT VI: The Feast of St. Patrick

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from TMT VI The Feast of St. Patrick which took place March 18, 2006 in the Canton of Coille Stoirmeil.

Hawkwood Baronial Birthday

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The Barony of Hawkwood invites attendance at its Birthday Celebration. This is the second birthday celebration for the Barony of Hawkwood. the theme for this event is "Knightly Virtues".

Martial Activities: There will be heavy fighting, archery and a Tournament of the Courtier wherein all available Companions of the Order of the White Scarf of Atlantia shall stand and hold the field against all comers, without let or hindrance. Location:
Barony of Hawkwood (Arden, North Carolina)

Mountain Mayhem II

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Oyez, Oyez You are cordially invited to a VERY informal event, Mountain Mayhem! There will be Fun, Mayhem, and Madness for all who attend. Yes, we will have fighting for both heavy and light, bring your blue and green cards please. Yes, we will have an A&S showing and competition by populace choice. Yes, the kids will have lots to do. Yes, we will have dancing and the pursuit of the gentler arts. And of course some other surprises will be in store, concocted by the fiendish, and fecund mind of Viscount Sterling, also known as the High Sheriff of Naughtiness. Warning! Be prepared for bizarre and strange activities! DO bring your cash, as this is a fund raising event for Caerthe's Incipient Canton of Bloodstone Keep. DO bring your vendettas, as this is a great place for the populace to witness justice. Don't bring your fancy pants, as this is going to be Denver in April and an outdoor site. Do bring shade, hats, sunscreen, chairs, and a fun attitude! Location:
Incipient Canton of Bloodstone Keep (Littleton, Colorado)

Photos from Northern Lights XV

Alaxandr MacLochLoinn de Creig-Elachie has posted photos from the 2006 Northern Lights A&S Competition in Montpelier, Vermont.