SCA News Sites
Visitors to Spain's island of Menorca in July 2014 will receive a special treat when an historic re-enactment of the island’s invasion by Catalonian and Aragonese troops in the Middle Ages will take place in the capital's Plaza Conquesta.
Unicorns have been a part of the known bestiary since Greek and Roman times. In his book, A Natural History of Unicorns, University of Nottingham geographer Chris Lavers looks at the history of the beast and human obsession with it.
Archaeologists from the Cyprus Antiquities Department have unearthed the remains of a 7th century basilica the size of Westminster Abbey near the Royal Air Force Station of Akrotiri on Cyprus. Experts believe that the huge church was only used for 30 years.
For the first time ever, the relics of St. Peter, discovered in the necropolis under St. Peter's Basilica in 1939, were displayed during mass, and prayed over by the Pope. The relices include nine pieces of bone. (photos)
Mistress Alys Mackyntoich answered a Q&A for the East Kingdom Gazette that covers the process of registering names and devices in the East Kingdom.
On his website, Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani has posted a number of his articles on Iranian and Persian armoring and swordsmithing. Most of the articles are available in English in PDF format.
Lady Saehildr barngo'dhr reports that she has re-posted two surveys regarding teen participation in the SCA. The surveys will be open until January 22, 2014.
It was the Army vs. the Army when members of the SCA chapter Stronghold of Hellsgate, in the Kingdom of Ansteorra, met in Carl Levin Park, Harker Heights,Texas in August 2013. Sgt. Samuel Northrup has the story for the 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. (photos)
For eight years, a grubby, old pot sat in a basement in Rothbury, England. It was not until recently that builder Richard Mason, who found the pot on Lindisfarne, took a second look, discovering a hoard of gold and silver dating to the 16th century.
KNOWN WORLD Jan 6, 2014 Estrella War Announcement Digest Special Event Games Edition
Bridget Greywolf reports that she has created an album of photos from Drachenwald 2014 Winter Coronation which took place recently in Sweden. The photos are available on her public Facebook page.
Researchers at Indiana University, leading an international collaborative team, have used the Unity 3D game engine to create an interactive digital model of Hadrian's Villa, a Roman ruin located near Tivoli, Italy, for research and educational purposes.
THL Finn Grim, Court Reporter, has announced that Their Royal Majesties Ieuan and Gwyneth of the Kingdom of An Tir have offered elevation to the Peerage to three of Their subjects. The offers were made at Dragon’s Laire Yule.
Estrella War XXX Announcement Digest Special Event Youth Edition Jan 10, 2014
It is with great sadness that the Gazette reports on the passing of Don Edmund the Lame.
Hail to gentles from far and near…as Estrella War XXX approaches, Atenveldt warmly greets you, and bids you welcome here!
Leonardo Da Vinci had more projects than time, a fact illustrated by his notesbooks of inventions never built, but Polish pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki recently took on one challenging by constructing da Vinci's viola organista, an instrument which combines "the bowed sound of a viola (or cello) with a cabinet that resembles a baby grand piano." (video)
So, you want to be the Pennsic Mayor? Bids for Pennsic 45 (2016) will be accepted until 1 May 2014.
Things got a bit noisy at the Copperas Cove Library recently when Anthony Schienschang brought his hammer and anvil for a demonstration of armoring. Schienschang is a member of the SCA, Stronghold of Hellsgate in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. Valerie L. Valdez of the Killeen Daily Herald (Killeen, Texas) has the story. (photos, video)
The history of a stolen Roman ring and its discovery in the 18th century are the subject of a recent feature article in History Today by Lynn Forest-Hill, fellow of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Culture, University of Southampton, theorizing that the ring may have been the inspiration for J.R.R. Tolkien. (photos)