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Double Wars XXVII photos online

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/06/24 - 1:20pm

Lia de Thornegge reports that she has created an album of photos from Double Wars XXVII which took place recently in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Seeking board members for SCA Ltd

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/06/24 - 5:53am

SCA Ltd is again seeking nominations for board members. SCA Ltd is the administrative body that directs and oversees the "out-of-game" activities of the SCA in Australia.

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Travel the Silk Road at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/06/24 - 12:00am

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History will host Traveling the Silk Road, an exhibit which promises "the spectacular sights, sounds and stories of the greatest trade route of ancient times." The spectacular exhibit will be at the museum until October 5, 2014.

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Stefan's Florilegium updates for June 2014

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/06/23 - 8:04pm

THLord Stefan li Rous shares updates to Stefan's Florilegium for June 2014.

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Nesscia inghean Chearnaigh chosen as Silent Heraldry Deputy

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/06/23 - 11:20am

The Calontir Falcon Banner reports that the Laurel, Wreath, and Pelican Sovereigns of Arms have chosen a Silent Herald Deputy, a Society-level position created "to encourage and promote the use and equality of Silent Heraldry at all courts and events in which the entire populace attends."

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Everyone "treated like royalty" at Mayfaire

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/06/22 - 2:07pm

The Middle Ages came to Tenino City Park recently as members of the Barony of Glymm Mere in the Kingdom of Antir celebrated Mayfaire, a "Baronial demonstration event" open to the public. Kevin Anderson, reporter for the Nisqually Valley News, attended and spoke to Baronial Chatelaine Aeryth Le Marchand. (photo)

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Richard's crown placed on display

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/06/22 - 8:44am

An ornate, gold, jewel-bedecked crown that will grace the coffin for the reburial of England's King Richard III, was displayed recently at Tewkesbury Abbey. (photo)

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Mead joins artisanal drinks culture

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/06/21 - 11:39am

Once considered a beverage for sweaty Vikings or geeky Renaissance Faire attendees, mead has "shed its medieval reputation and is claiming a coveted spot in Northern California's artisanal drinks culture." Jessica Yadegaran of the San Jose Mercury News has a feature story.

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The dangerous secret of Byzantine frescoes

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/06/21 - 6:50am

Researchers looking at the wall paintings of the 12th century Byzantine monastery Enkleistra of St. Neophytos in Cyprus, found something they didn't expect: asbestos. Their discovery has been published in the March 2014 issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science.

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But really, Puddledub?

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/06/20 - 6:18pm

Chief researcher for a new study of Scottish place names, Dr Simon Taylor, says: "Scotland is a country where many different languages have been spoken over the last 1,500 years, and its place names reflect this rich and varied history. What we are doing is giving teachers the tools to explore Scotland's rich heritage."

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Kynric de Coventry returns to MisCon

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/06/20 - 2:26pm

Kynric de Coventry calls himself "geek orthodox," a trait he chose to flaunt recently at MisCon in Missoula, Montana. Kynric is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism and shared his thoughts about the organization with reporter Lilian Langston of KPAX. (video)

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The art of SCA naming

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/06/20 - 9:01am

One for the most challenging tasks of a newcomer in the Society for Creative Anachronism is choosing an SCA name, one that will satisfy both the user and the heralds whose job it is to register it. In a recent article for the blog Wulfhere's Devices, Wulfhere of Eofeshamme of Calontir shares advice for new members on how to choose a good name.

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Coins and hacksilver found in Netherlands

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/06/19 - 6:33pm

Precious metals were scarce during the decline of the Roman Empire in Germanic Europe, which would explain the recent discovery of a hoard of "gold coins and pieces of silver tableware which had been deliberately cut up (hacksilver)" in a field near Limburg in the Netherlands. (photos)

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Students live their medieval characters in Rhode Island

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/06/19 - 10:11am

Sixth grade teacher Patricia Bastia of Warwick, Rhode Island has a favorite quote from Ben Franklin: "Tell me, I forget. Show me, I’ll remember. Involve me, I’ll understand." This is why Bastia invites members of the SCA each year to involve her students in learning about the Middle Ages. Reporter Ryan D. Murray of the Warwick Beacon spoke with Bastia about the event.

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Coronation of King Lief and Queen Morrigan of Drachenwald: Queen's clothing missing

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/06/18 - 5:14pm

Despite a bandit raid upon the baggage of their Royal Highnesses en-route to their Coronation which resulted in Her Majesties Coronation Gown and Jewelry, as well as the Heirs Coronets of Drachenwald being (at the time of writing) still missing, there was a triumphal Coronation last weekend (13-15th June) in Drachenwald.

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Offa's Dyke may be misnamed

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/06/18 - 12:40pm

Offa's Dyke, a linear earthwork stretching 177 miles (285 km) in Chirk near the Shropshire border, may be misnamed. Legendarily built by King Offa of Mercia during his reign between 757 and 796, the earthwork may actually be 200 years older.

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Pennsic 43 Online Pre-Registration deadline extended through June 18

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/06/18 - 10:15am

Due to technical problems with the online registration site in recent days, Coopers Lake Campground has extended the deadline for online Pennsic registration until the last minute of June 18, 2014.

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Quatrefoil stone helps trace history of Codnor Castle

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/06/17 - 5:23pm

Codnor Castle, a 13th century stone keep and bailey fortress, is a fragile ruin in Derbyshire, England about which little is known, but the discovery of a 13th century stone quatrefoil may help experts learn more about the structure.

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New work added to CalonSound Project

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/06/17 - 12:18pm

The Falcon Banner, an online news source for the Kingdom of Calontir, reports that a new work, Hymn for the Soup Kitchen by Andrixos Seljukroctoni, has been added to the website for the CalonSound Project.

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Elevations offered at AEthelmearc War Practice 2014

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/06/17 - 8:31am

Kameshima-ky Zentarou Umakai reports that at the recent War Practice, Their Majesties Tindal and Etain of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered elevation to the Peerage to four of Their subjects.

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