The Estrella War site has experienced torrential rainfall.
URGENT NOTICE: At this time we ask that no new attendees come to Estrella War. It is not a difficult decision to want our guests safe.
This is subject to change if and when the site dries out. At this time, if you have people here and can get them offsite, you are welcome and encouraged to do so.
If you are already onsite you are welcome to stay. We ask the following:
PLEASE CHECK TENT TO TENT FOR THE PEOPLE IN YOUR CAMP. The red barn remains open. If your people are compromised and unsafe, please bring them to the red barn!
More information to come as we have more to share.
The Mains and Staff of Estrella XXXV
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The Estrella War site is experiencing torrential rains.
URGENT: if you are onsite or coming to site for things or people, PLEASE stay on the hard packed roads. Do not drive into camps.
The situation of churned and muddy roads is one of our larger issues at this time. We cannot tow you out!
Mains Team XXXV
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The Bavarian Herald Jörg Rügen around 1510. Public Domain in the US
Come, bring us your stories!
Calontir Storycorps is collecting the recollections of the populace at Chieftains and Crown Tourney this Spring! We would like to hear and record SCA stories (or at least involving SCA people): stories you were there for personally, stories that were told to you, and events/happenings you think pivotal to our history. We can record your story day of, or you can arrange a phone-call or to send us your own audio file. Why? We want to fill in the story of the kingdom, get points of view from our elder members especially, and ultimately provide a source for future Calontiri to use in creating performances and written histories in the period style. Please find/contact me (Elynor) at the event to sign up for an interview!
Legal stuff: In future we may seek to post the actual recordings or transcripts online so that they may be easily accessible to the populace.To that end each participant will be asked to sign a Society media release form, to give permission for use (and which kinds of use: audio, transcript) at the time of the recording.
Detail from the Hunterian Psalter, Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 229 (U.3.2) circa 1170. Public domain in the US
John Fulton, President for the SCA, has announced that a report from his office is now available on the SCA website. This report contains the publishable summaries and commendation sections from each Society Officer’s January 2019 report, as well as publishable summaries submitted by various Board committees.
The report can be located here: http://sca.org/BOD/PresReport/ . Questions or commentary regarding this report should be directed to Mr. Fulton at email@example.com.
If you wish to send in comments, please use “Jan 2019 President’s Report Commentary” as the subject line.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
Milpitas, CA 95036
You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.
The Smith from “Eigentliche Beschreibung aller Stände auf Erden (1568)”
This research paper titled Comparing blacksmithing tools from the Mästermyr find with others from Viking Era Scandinavia was the entry of Lady Ása lúfa
Küche mit Kachelofen, aus: Kuchenmaistrey, erstmals erschienen 1485 bei Peter Wagner. V
Received notice of this article from Academia.edu today. This is a great source of academic research, I always encourage folks to check out.
Diet and food strategies in a southern al-Andalusian urban environment during Caliphal period, Écija, Sevilla:
This is the Quince Marmalade Documentation from the entry of Gisele de la Fontaine
Download (DOCX, 10.13MB)
A few months ago the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France made 800 Medieval manuscripts available online. These manuscripts are from the period 700 CE to 1200 CE.
The Bibliothèque nationale de France’s trilingual website allows users to search manuscripts in English, French and Italian.
The British Library website presents a curated selection of these manuscripts.
Bibliothèque nationale de France:
Printer, 1568 by Jost Amman
It has been a busy day here at the Falcon Banner.
Covering Queen’s Prize 2019, with the help of Nesscia and Dorcas, has been a great joy. Hopefully we provided those of you who could not make it a taste of the wonderful work that was presented. And those of you who were busy judging, being judged or attending meetings, got to see some of what you missed.
In any article, we link folks’ names to their persona page at the Calontiri Wiki. This is our sister web site that is the loving labor of Mistress Sofya la Rus. Sofya provides a personal page for all Calontiri to show their beautiful faces, their arms, their interests and accomplishments. These pages can be a much more detailed picture of folks than the official op.calontir.org or armorial.calontir.org, not to take anything away from those important resources.
I know my old brain really appreciates it when I can look people up in the Wiki and put a face to the name. How about you?
But, it is in the nature of a wiki that it requires community participation. That means, you need to fill in your own page — or fill in friends pages for them — in order for it to work.
Sofya has written articles on how to do this, but it is pretty simple:
- Email Sofya at email@example.com to set up your page and/or account. Sometimes pages are set up already, in which case
- Go to the Basic Instructions page and follow the instructions to add text, photos, arms to the page you want to edit
- Edit to your heart’s desire, save it, and the Kingdom will rejoice!
I strongly encourage everyone to take the time to make sure they have a page that reflects them. Why not do it today?
Videos courtesy of Mathurin Kebusso
(Apologies to Elaisse de Garrigues; the video of your performance was lost)
These are clips of the complete performances.
Da’ud ibn al-Kabsh al-Garnati al- Mai’ez, called Maaz, “A hakawati style reading of stories and histories of Abd al-Rahman I”
Melanie de la Tour, “Musical Performance (voice and mandolin) of a John Dowland song, Awake Sweet Love”
Pádraigín an Ein i gh, “The Foulest Place of Mine Arse is Fairer Than Thine Face: Them’s Fighting Words, A Demonstration in Taboo Language”
PARENTAL WARNING: This video contains adult language and themes.