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"We’ll beat the ever living crud out of each other"

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/06/27 - 9:12am

Attendees to the recent Tartan Day South Highland Games & Celtic Festival in Lexington County, South Carolina, were treated to an exhibition of armored combat by Steve Gillam and Lee Loftis. Cassie Cope of The State has the story. (photo, video)

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"Examining 14th century Fashion" research paper online

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/06/26 - 9:49pm

A recent edition of the Falcon Banner, the news magazine of the Kingdom of Calontir, featured documentation by Duchess Aislinn Morcroft entitled An Age of Change: Examining 14th century Fashion.

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Hunting with the eagles of Mongolia

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/06/26 - 4:30pm

In a wonderful article by William Kremer, of BBC World Service, photographer Asher Svidensky looks at some of the young people of Mongolia as they hunt using golden eagles, including 13-year-old Ashol-Pan, considered to be the country's only apprentice huntress. (photos)

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"Incredibly significant" bishop's seal declared treasure

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/06/26 - 9:56am

Metal detector enthusiast Andy Falconer has found a few artifacts over the years but nothing like the 14th century, silver bishop's seal, called "incredibly significant" by Manx National Heritage, he found recently in a field on the Isle of Man. (photo)

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Illinois SCAdian honored for excellence in teaching

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/06/25 - 8:02pm

Kurt Willer, Danville (Illinois) High School librarian and member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, was recently awarded the David L. Fields Excellence in Teaching Award as an "outstanding" teacher in the district. Noelle McGee of the News-Gazette has the story.

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Eternal tapestry: 4 years in the making

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/06/25 - 2:45pm

For 3 years and 10 months, Drachenwald Court Artisan Rakonczay Gergely has been weaving an amazingly-beautiful  tapestry, measuring 250x150cm. Now the finished work hangs on the wall and pictures of the work in progress tell the story.

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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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