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2014-09-05 - Harvest Days

Midrealm Calendar - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:00

Lady Elizabeth Blackdane placed on vigil for Order of the Laurel

SCA Today - 4 hours 23 min ago

At July Coronation in the Barony of Three Mountains, Their Royal Majesties of An Tir, King Styrkarr Jarlskald and Queen Dagrun Stjarna placed Lady Elizabeth Blackdane on vigil for the Order of the Laurel.  She will be admitted to the order at 12th Night in the Barony of Adiantum.

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Polish university celebrates 650 years of learning

SCA Today - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:52

Once known as Kraków Academy, Jagiellonian University is the oldest university in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. Established in 1364 by King Casimir III, the university has educated such greats as astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus and poet Jan Kochanowski. PAP, Science and Scholarship in Poland, has a feature on the anniversary.

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Updates on the arts and sciences in Drachenwald

SCA Today - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:23

Curious about the activities of the A&S community in the Kingdom of Drachenwald? Issue 7 of What's Up Wednesday is now available online, complete with photos of artisans' work.

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Reporter learns "strategy involved" in SCA combat at East Kingdom event

SCA Today - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:41

A backstage misstep led to an SCA career for Bronx, NY native Sirhan al Cyani (Dwayne Herron), who tripped over a fellow high school student's duffel bag during play practice revealing the other student's helmet.“He was in the SCA and was headed to practice in Central Park. I went with him to check it out, and I’ve been doing it ever since.” (photos)

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Lost village discovered on Scottish borderland

SCA Today - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:29

A number of 16th century documents mention the village of Philiphaugh, with its "tower, fortalice, manors, gardens, orchards and mills," on the border between Scotland and England, but the settlement has long ago disappeared. Now new excavations may reveal where the town once stood. (photos)

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Leo Diogenes elevated to Laurel in the West

SCA Today - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 14:58

Danaë FitzRoberts reports that Their Majesties Sven and Antigone of the Kingdom of the West have offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to her apprentice Leo Diogenes.

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Santa Maria found?

SCA Today - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 09:18

“All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship, the Santa Maria,” said underwater archaeologist Barry Clifford about the discovery of what may be the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus' flagship off the coast of Haiti.

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The Passing of Duchess Zarina Daeth

SCA Today - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 22:47

Duchess Zarina Daeth, twice Queen of the Middle Kingdom, is being fondly remembered after her life was claimed this week by ovarian cancer.

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Evidence of 1st century Roman military camp found in Germany

SCA Today - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:03

For generations, archaeologists have been looking for evidence of a Roman presence in eastern Germany, and with the discovery of a large, first century military camp near Hachelbich in Thuringia, they have found it.

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