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Boleslav and Astridr new Outlands Heirs

Lord Avram ibn Gabirol reports that Jarl Boleslav, inspired by Countess Astrid, defeated Count Thorbrandr Olafsson, inspired by The Honorable Lady Hasanah bint Khalil al-Najjar, in the final bout of the Spring 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Photos from East Kingdom's King's and Queen's A&S Championship

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from King's and Queen's A&S Championship, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on Google.

[DRA] May Coronet Tournament

The Tournament in May for the Coronet of Insulae Draconis will be run by the Shire of Dun in Mara! Submit your letters of intent, and fight for the right to seat your consort on the Throne of the Glorious Principality of Insulae Draconis!

Spencer Museum of Art to present two-day symposium on Color in Ancient and Medieval East Asia

The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas will present a two-day symposium bringing "together an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars from the arts, humanities, and sciences to explore the roles that color played in the society, politics, thought, art, and ritual practices of ancient and medieval East Asia." Deadline for online registration is March 1, 2013.

[LOC] Midwinter Coronation AS48

The Barony of Mordenvale requests All Pilgrims on their travels to seek rest at winter’s mid the coronation true of King and Queen of Lochac old to new.

[WES] March Crown Tournament

Come bear witness and join Their Majesties, Obadiah and Ascelin, as They hold the tournament to determine who shall be Their heirs! 

[ATE] Atenveldt Coronation

Join us in a wonderful solar display in the merry month of May, as we bid farewell to our beloved monarch’s Tristan & Damiana and watch the new solar royalty ascend the throne of all Atenveldt.  On May 4th and 5th a weekend of pageantry, gallantry, and spectacle will take place at the Francisco Grande Resort, 26000 W. Gila Bend Highway Casa Grande, Arizona 85293. 

Reporter witnesses crowning of Lochac Royalty

"And lo it came to pass that on Saturday, in Mulgrave, David was crowned King of Lochac, with Claudia at his side as his Queen," writes John Elder, a reporter for The Age (Victoria) about the recent crowning of Felix and Eva in the Kingdom of Lochac. (photos)

In search of rockets

While rockets are often thought of as the realm of modern scientists and the military, they have their roots in medieval China. This article traces their roots from a 12th century party trick to their evolution as the terror of Mongolian invaders.

Gleann Abhann's Tournament of Champions IV photos online

THLady Barbara Sterling reports that an album of photos from Tournament of Champions IV, which took place September 29, 2012 in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, are now available to view on the Travels with Lady Barbara website.

Lochlan Dunn victor of Ansteorra Crown Tournament

Andreas von Meissen reports that Count Lochlan Dunn was the winner of the January 12, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. Count Lochlan Dunn was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Gwen verch Cynwrig de Insula Mona.

Sir Kenric Maur Oertha's newest Prince

The result of the January 19, 2013 Coronet Tournet in the Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West, as reported by cell phone, was: Viscount Sir Kenric Maur defeated Cruscillius, 2 out of 3 in the final bout to take the Coronet.

[ATL] Spring Crown Tournament 2013

The Barony of Raven's Cove is proud to host Spring Crown Tournament 2013 to be held on Saturday May 4, 2013. Come forth and test your worth!

West Kingdom 12th Night 2013 photos online

Duchess megan reports that she has created an album of photos from 12th Night which took place recently in the Kingdom of the West. The photos are available on Flickr.

Proposed Corpora Change Retraction

The Board of Directors has withdrawn a proposal to prohibit a person from being both a competitor and a prospective consort in a Royal List.

[DRA] Drachenwald Crown Tournament

A stunning lake, a castle, a very nice castle, banners flowing in the soft spring wind, beautiful ladies strolling in the small park, a list, a herald's flamboyant voice, shiny armour on expectant fighters, tense consorts in front row seats and a noble King and Queen looking upon it all - it is time for Crown tournament!

[OUT] Spring Crown Tournament

The Barony of al-Barran presents Outlands Spring Crown Tournament 2013, March 9-10-2013.

TI searching for articles on "Court as Theatre"

Magister Riordan MacGregor, editor of the SCA's Tournaments Illuminated, reports that the "quest article" for the Second Quarter 2013 Issue is "Court as Theatre."

History Today offers best of 2012 free

In an attempt to lure in potential subscribers, History Today magazine has released a selection of its most popular stories from 2012 on its blog.

[AET] Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins / Investiture

A Day with the Borgias – a festival in Renaissance Italy at the cross of the 15th and 16th centuries, featuring Delftwood’s 10th Baronial Investiture.

[WES] Cynaguan Winter Investiture

Please come and celebrate the Investiture of the Lord and Lady of the Swan, Thors Stagge and Eowyn! Plan to spend the day with us in fellowship and merriment.

New Baron and Baroness of Gryphon's Lair announced

Their Excellencies Bianca da Ravenna and Thorvald Ulfhednar, Baron and Baroness of Gryphon's Lair in the Kingdom of Artemisia have announced that, upon stepping down, they will be replaced by Master Defender Vilhelm Silberhammer and Mistress Elizabetha (Bethany) of Windermere.

How the Teutonic Crusade changed Eastern Europe

"Within a few centuries, the Teutonic warriors led a major ecological and cultural transformation that swept the pagan Baltic tribes into the fold of European Christendom," according to a statement by Stanford University regarding an article by researcher Krish Seetah. The article was published in the November 30, 2012 issue of Science.

New timeline for Stonehenge proposed

Archaeologist Timothy Darvill, of Bournemouth University in England, believes previous studies of the timeline for Stonehenge have it backwards. His new theory was published in the December issue of the journal Antiquity.

Next Baron of Jararvellir announced

Their Majesties King Yngvar and Queen Luce of the Kingdom of Northshield have announced the name of the next Baron of Jararvellir: HL Robert the Stout.

New Year magic in the Middle Ages

In the Middle Ages, the period after Christmas was a time for looking ahead to the new year. Practices included superstitions and methods to predict weather for the coming year. The clergy accepted some of the age-old rituals, but were loathe to allow others. A recent article for Phys.org looks at Christmas Day fortune telling.

Norse myth courtesy of Snorri Sturluson

Much of the Norse mythology we recognize today comes courtesy of the writing of 13th century Icelandic chieftain Snorri Sturluson. Nancy Marie Brown takes a look at Snorri on her blog God of Wednesday.

Holiday celebrations in Ansteorra

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two albums of photos from Dragonsfire Tor Yule Revel and Steppes Xmas which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

[LOC] Investiture and Baronial Champion Tourney

You are cordially invited to join the Barony of River Haven in honouring Baron Wolfgang and Baroness Contarina for their service to the Barony as they step down as Baron and Baroness of River Haven, and celebrate the investiture of Master William Castille and Lady Katherine Alicia of Sarum as new Baron and Baroness of River Haven.

[LOC] Winterfeast and Baronial Investiture

Stormhold presents Winterfeast and Baronial Investiture July 13, 2013 in Fitzroy Town Hall, Fitzroy VIC AU.