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.

Grand Ithra

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You are invited to join in late period classes and feasting at this rapier academy/Ithra. Combat and non-combat classes including core Ithra classes will be available for all. A snack bar will be run throughout the day by Fire Mountain Keep, and a period feast is being served Saturday evening. There is also a field just waiting for a heavy practise.

Crashspace Coordinator: Heidi Mathuson / hsg6363@yahoo.com Location:
Barony of Glymm Mere (Napavine, Washington)

Last Chance

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Greetings unto the populace of An Tir! Enjoy the day watching (participating in) as the combatants vie in the areas of Archery, Thrown Weapons, Youth, and Equestrian to become the new Dragon's Laire Champions! The Captain of the Dragon's Laire Rapier Musketeers will also be determined.

There will also be heavy fighting, A&S classes of glass bead making and scribal arts, a Arts and Sciences display, Ladies Tea with bardic Location:
Dragon's Laire (Port Orchard, Washington)

Moon Festival

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Greetings and salutations unto the populace of An Tir from the Shire of Coeur du Val! We cordially invite you to join in our celebration of the harvest season as we honor the Moon in the traditions of our Khan and Khatun of the Summits. It is a time to reflect on the year and to see your loved ones in the shining moon. There will be wondrous foods of lands far to the East, beyond the rising sun. Classes will be held, so that all may be scholars of the arts. Location:
Shire of Coeur du Val (Corvallis, Oregon)

Border Quest 5: The Search for Enlightenment

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Since our last Border Quest, we have been working hard to bring you a special event. One of diverse classes, a full range of the arts martial, child care and of course, a splendid feast!

Co-Autocrats: Caitriona inghean Ui Bhraonain (Linda Ullman) cat.the.elf@gmail.com, and Brighid inghean Diarmata (Laura DeLancy), emperess.silvara@gmail.com . A list of area motels is available on request. Location:
Incipient Canton of Border Keep (Marietta, Ohio)

Red Tower Photos

THL Roger Luc Besson of the Barony of the Southdowns in the Kingdom of Meridies has posted photos from the recent Red Tower event.

Tourney of the Diamonds Photos Online

Antonio Felluci has posted photos from the Kingdom of Atlantia's Tournament of the Diamonds.

Christmas Revel

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Axemoor returns in full force to carry on the tradition of Christmas Revel with the energy and vigor of old.

The stellar William Marshall List will again prevail as a fun and cherished tradition. Youth combat, archery, and rapier championships are all expected to have a grand turnout. Toys For Tots is also on the agenda. Rules and regulations will again be posted so that all will be informed and able to participate. Location:
Barony of Axemoor (Covington, Louisiana)

Pas d'armes de l'Arbre d'Or

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Let it be known that on the eleventh day of November, Anno Societatis Forty One, the Canton of Elvegast in the Kingdom of Atlantia will host a Pas d'armes in celebration of the marriage of Margaret of York to Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, for such a day of pageantry, chivalry, and celebration shall not soon be repeated. - Baroness Adriana la Bretonne rumored combatants who should wish to take the field may seek counsel from Mestre Callixtus Gill regarding the day's combat. Those of gentler talents may find advice from Lady Rosalind Delamere who shall serve as the day's minister of the arts and sciences. Location:
Canton of Elvegast (Leasburg, North Carolina)

Castle Schola

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An exciting scribal and textile arts schola is being held at the newly constructed Branstetter-McCandless Castle at 755 Stonegate Road, Wexford, PA 15090 on November 4 from 10 am to 10 pm. Several of the classrooms will be in the castle towers or the Great Hall. A feast by Margaret MacFee will be served in the Great Hall and galleries. Great Hall seating will be available for on-board only.

Fees are on board Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (Wexford, Pennsylvania)

Royal University of Scir Hafoc (RUSH)

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Burg Al Mudirah (St. Louis Community College) Under the protection and the guidance of the Barony of Three Rivers is delighted to host the Fall Session of Royal University of Scir Hafoc (RUSH) Saturday - September, 30, 2006.

Due to the incredible generosity of the Barony of Three Rivers there is NO SITE FEE

Activities will include classes and demonstrations of medieval fighting, costuming, weaving, dying, woodworking, the bardic arts, and other diverse arts and sciences. Location:
College of Burg Al Mudirah (St. Louis, Missouri)

Harvest Tourney: Crimson Sky War

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As the summer fades away the sky will turn crimson in the Barony of Terra Pomaria. Come help us defend our lands from the threat of a long cold winter on Friday the 6th of October at Willamette Mission State Park in Kaiser Oregon with the return of Crimson Sky War. In addition to the war there will be a Two Man tournament to celebrate the harvest and the great bounty of our barony will go to the most worthy fighters on the field. Archers, Bring your Bows to help us hunt to build up our supplies for winter and Bards bring your bardic talents for all to celebrate and listen to by the warmth of our fire. Artisans Come display your wears and rapier fighters come hone your skills. Location:
Barony of Terra Pomaria (Kaiser Oregon)

Day of the Troubadours

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The Barony of Ben Dunfirth invites one and all once again to Day of the Troubadours - The Pride of the Shah

Rockton Fairgrounds
812 Old Hwy 8,
Rockton, Ontario
L0R 1X0

Saturday, November 11, 2006
9 am open, 10:30 close

Site fees: $9 adults, $5 students (13-18) and $3 children (5-12), Feast $14, students and children $8.00, children under 5 free. (Non-member surcharge of $4 will be in effect) Location:
Barony of Ben Dunfirth (Rockton, Ontario)

Photos from "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Crusades"

Northshield Kingdom Seneschal, Elashava bas Riva, has posted photos and shares her memories from the recent A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Crusades event which took place in Gimli, Manitoba in the Barony of Castel Rouge.

HallowTide II

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As the Harvest is in, the animals sequestered safely once again, and the seasons change, we, in the Incipient Shire of Blackwater, under the sponsorship of the Shire of Heronter, invite the Glorious Populace of AEthelmearc and her friends to join us in celebration of Hallowtide. We are thrilled to host this event at Trinity United Methodist Church 131 N 9th St Olean, NY 14760. Site opens at 9:00 am and closes at 9:00pm. As the days grow shorter and the winter chill is in the air, knowing that the winter storms are to soon break upon us, gather with us to feast and listen to the tales of old. Location:
Shire of Blackwater (Olean, New York)

Gathering at Oakheart

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Come, the populous of Calontir and help to settle this deep rooted Scottish feud between the Clan Davidson and the Clan Macpherson. This Feud has gone on long enough! We will need both Lords and Ladies alike to help us come to a decision.

Activities include but ate NOT limited to

  • A Tavern Brawl
  • Interactive A&S Events (Think A&S Olympics)
  • Bardic Competition
  • And much, much more! Location:
    Shire of Oakheart (Republic, Missouri)

Queen's Collegium

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Come one, come all to the Queen’s Collegium! Our most gracious and fair Queen, Her Majesty Claudia Lisabette Senetori, has granted the Barony of Dragonsspine the Honor of hosting Her Collegium. This will be a day filled with many classes of the Arts and Sciences to fulfill everyone's and anyone's curiosity in just about any field.

Her Magesty has decreed that the finest Artisans and Teachers of the Realm attend Her to help spread the vast knowledge that surrounds us in Her Great Kingdom. An entire listing of classes along with their times and descriptions is just below. Take care to adequately plan your day as there are many classes worth attending that will interest many. Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Masque of the Red Death

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Join us in our yearly plague theme event and help us celebrate the persona wedding of The Honorable Lord John of Widcombe and Baroness Anna Genevieve of Ancyra. If you have not been to this site before you will be pleased. It rates 4 Stars on Celestine's site satisfaction scale. Rooms have only 2 bunk beds and are climate controlled for each room. Dorms have ample showers, toilets, coin laundry, fireplace and are scrupulously clean. Bring your own firewood. At the last event they also had a TV, refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. Parking while convenient to the dorms, can be a little tight. You may want to save some gas and ride with a friend. BBQ grills, outdoor tables and fire rings are available. Location:
Shire Blackwood (Chatham Louisiana)

Fall Anniversary Party and Midlands Retreat

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Join Baile na Scolairi in celebrating their 21st anniversary (yep, we’re finally legal!) with their traditional Halloween revelry. Fighter, Fencer and Archery practice on Saturday afternoon. Other activities as/if interest develops. We’re open to bardic, arts and sciences, pumpkin carving ... just to give some idea. Bring your own supplies. Interested in leading a class? Please email so we can get the word out and have an appropriate space available for you. Location:
Shire of Baile na Scolairi (Minonk, Illinois)

Dun Carraig Baronial Birthday

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The Barony of Dun Carraig invites you to our Baronial Birthday, an event to cheer the spirit and lighten the heart before the icy grip of winter sets in. To that end, we have planned to celebrate the birth of our Barony by drawing on the holy grail of historic inspiration: Hollywood movies.

This gathering of silliness will take place on November 11, 2006 at the Izaak Walton League, 4200 Gardiner Road, Waldorf, MD. 20601. Location:
Barony of Dun Carraig (Waldorf, Maryland)

Tourney by the Loch

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An Autumn in France

Saturday, October 7, 2006

Join the Barony of Loch Soilleir as we choose our new rapier, A&S and dance champions!

Compete to be our champion in the fields of Rapier, Youth Rapier, Arts & Sciences, and Dance.

Site: A Community of the Servant-Saviour Presbyterian Church, 11303 Hughes Rd., Houston, TX 77089

Site is wet in period containers only and is also tobacco free. Location:
Barony of Loch Solleir (Houston, TX)

Kingdom of Atlantia Offers "LibraryThing"

The Kingdom of Atlantia is offering its residents a chance to share their personal libraries through Librarything.com, an online database that allows users to catalog their personal book holdings.

Road to Florence

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It is said that "all roads lead to Rome" but sometimes there are more interesting stops along the way, such as the wonderful Tuscan city of Florence; the home of Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Galileo, and the Medici family.

The Marche of Gwyntarian is on the road again:

Saturday, November 4th, 10 am - 10 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron
3300 Morewood Road Location:
Gwyntarian (Akron, OH)

Revel by the Lake

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A friendly reminder that Mistig Waetru will hold its 5th annual Revel by the Lake in the village of Baraga, in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, September 22-24. Come fight, fence, dance, sing, or just relax under the pines and enjoy the glorious fall foliage!

An additional marshal or two would be greatly appreciated, so that our wonderful local marshals can participate in combat activities. Please email me privately if you're interested in helping out. Location:
Shire of Mistig Waetru (Baraga, Michigan)

Triumphe of the Eclipse

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To the atrophying affects of time some may wonder what we mean by Triumphe. The Grand Universities at Oxford have recorded for us the following meanings that we are applying. As the day ends, we ask that you join us for the Triumphe of our Champions and our own and hear the honor and glory of those who have championed us in the past as a new Order comes about. In honor of our current Guardian, who will be the last of the Old Order, Mushir Mahdi, many of the festivities, including the feast will have a Moorish flair to them. Location:
Province of Mooneschadowe (Cleveland, Oklahoma)

2nd Annual Newcomers' Symposium

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The Shire of Lost Forest is proud to present the 2nd Annual Newcomers' Symposium Saturday October 28, 2006 from 9:00am - 8:00pm in Warrensburg, Missouri.

THIS EVENT IS FREE - and so is the FEAST!

Site opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. Setup at 8:00 a.m.

The site is in the Shire of Lost Forest, Warrensburg, MO on Central Missouri State University's Campus in the Lovinger Educational Building on Maguire Street, this is the name that Highway 13 takes as it goes through Warrensburg. Location:
Shire of Lost Forest (Warrensburg, Missouri)

Luck of the Gypsies

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Our event is a celebration of the way of the Romani life. Your goal at this event is to gain as much luck as you can by following the Romani way. Upon your arrival at the event, you will be given a token bag with beads. These beads symbolize good luck, but like all the Romani you must guard your luck carefully. A small group of Romani will be wandering the site. If you commit an act of bad luck, you will be asked to turn over one bead. If you are spotted doing something that will gain you luck, you may be given a bead. So pay attention! Location:
Shire of Deodar (Walker, Iowa)

All Hallows XXVI

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Come celebrate the bounty of the Harvest and the coming of winter at All Hallows XXVI. There will be two A&S events - the Best Headgear for your Persona, be it hat, wimple and veil, or helm; any appropriate head covering. There will also be a display of your most current Work in Progress, so we can all see what wonderful things are being made in Faire Atlantia. PLEASE have your A&S entry in by 1 p.m. We plan to have a Consult table during the day, as well. After Feast there will be our well known Bardic Competition, so practice your song, poem, or story to share! Location:
Shire of Berley Cort (Sedley, Virginia)

Celtic Cattle Raids 4

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Those loathsome Northmen are at it AGAIN. Here we are minding our business, raising our cattle and they come back in the middle of the night and steal our female cattle. I have to say the Bulls are really upset now. No milk, no cheese, no butter and no feminine companionship for our male bovines (if you know what I mean.) Poor MaddieThe evil Northmen have sent us this picture to warn us, poor Maddie. So get up, get up I say oh sons and/or daughters of Eire. We have to protect our land and the honor of our girl cows from the evil, nasty, cruel, unhygienic, bad guys with hairy backs. Fighting for the honor of a good heifer, what could be better in life!?! (Ok, don't even go there) So gird whatever the heck you want to gird but be quick about it, don your Celtic garb, and join with the Canton of Nimenefeld and our bulls in a day of snorting and fighting and help us get back our cowgirls. Location:
Canton of Nimenefeld (Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina)

Masked Countenance

I'm looking for period documentation and pictoral evidence for decorative face painting. All I've found so far are adverts for people who do face painting and vague comments about "face painting is period" or "face painting is ancient". We have a few things on the Celts & woad, but, not much. Any information is much appreciated. Thanks!

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for September 2006

THL Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for September 2006.