The Arts & Science Journal for the Kingdom of Lochac of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. (SCA, Inc.). Cockatrice is an email publication only via subscription with the editor. It is not a corporate publication of SCA, Inc., and does not delineate SCA, Inc. policies.

Cockatrice next submission date announced

Submissions for the next issue of Cockatrice are being accepted!

Manuscripts and works are due: 1st October, 2015.

Next Cockatrice is scheduled for: 1st November, 2015.

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Cockatrice August A.S.50 (2015) now Available for download

Here is the next edition of Cockatrice!

Cockatrice August A.S.50 (2015)

  • Cloud Collars, by Miriam bat Shimeon
  • Book extract: The School of Virtue, by Theophrastus von Oberstockstall
  • An Alkanet dye recipe from the Leyden Papyrus X, c. 300 AD, by Aleinya Thrakeses
  • The A-Team: Part One, by Anton de Stoc
  • Announcements: Medieval Science In Ye Tavern
  • Columns: From the Editor
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Cockatrice Calendar AS 50 (2015)

May 50 Edition

Submissions due

1 April


1 May

August 50 Edition

Submissions due

1 July


1 August

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The February A.S. 49 edition of Cockatrice.

The February A.S. 49 edition of Cockatrice. 

It is a larger file than normal, but this is a well illustrated edition!

Click this link to start downloading: CockatriceFeb49

Details: ~6Mgb, .PDF, 36 pages

If this causes any issues please let me know.

In this issue:


Sitting a book on your head does not transfer knowledge, by Theophrastus von Oberstockstall

12-14th century Mongolian noblewoman’s headdress, by Gilligan O Tomelty

Making a Goffered Veil, by Elizabeth Braythwayte

Erbowle (Fresh Plum Pudding),  by Helouys le Poer

Sambocade, by Ellen of Wyteley

From the Editor

Cockatrice FAQs

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Cockatrice Calendar AS 49 (2014/15)

November 49 Edition
Submissions due 1 October
Published 1 November

February 49 Edition
Submissions due 1 January
Published 1 February

May 50 Edition
Submissions due 1 April
Published 1 May.

To contact the Editor email:

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About the Contributors to the Auguast, A.S. 49 edition of Cockatrice

Lady Gabriella Borromei is a Courtesan hailing from Fiorenz. She is a well travelled daughter of a Silk Merchant, whose mother disappeared when she was a child. She was
raised by her father and given an education in view to her marrying well and taking over the business, but Gabriella had other opinions and ran away to look for her mother. She found herself in the courts of Venice where her talents were nurtured and she became a sought after companion. Gabriella is continuing her search for her mother and currently resides in the lovely Canton of Stegby.

Lady Kara of Kirriemuir was born in the 13th Century in Scotland, however she currently resides in Venice helping to run a House (Casa de li Gatti) for educating Courtesans. Kara’s main role is feeding her household and teaching the members Cooking, Budgeting and Household Management. Kara’s favourite dishes to cook are all
the different varieties of tarts and pies. Kara has recently learnt Wood Turning and plans to pass this knowledge onto the other members.

Theophrastus von Oberstockstall is a Lord in the Barony of Riven haven. He pursues knowledge of a medieval chemical nature (having transcribed the first printed distillation text ‘The Art of Distillation’) mixed with intriguing medical interests (witnessed in his recent transcription of ‘The Seeing of Urines’, a urine diagnoisitic text) and other fascinations (ergot poisoning in medieval European history). He is currently under Laurel apprenticeship to Mistress Filippa Ginevra Francesca di Lucignano. He dreams of holding a reenactment of Dr. John Dee’s ceremonial magic in full garb, but is current working on a new readable version of ‘Liber Ratziel’ and planning a new transcription of a Gentleman’s etiquette book. He is married to Lady Helyana van Brugge who together have created their Great Works, Hannah and George.

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Equestrian Guild

It is with joy and excitement that we announce the foundation of the Equestrian Guild of Lochac.

The purpose of the guild is twofold:
1: to promote the art and enjoyment of all things equestrian
2: to further our knowledge and develop our skills in the full depth and breadth of this art.

At this early stage we only have a facebook page (Equestrian Guild of Lochac) which anyone interested my join and contains a copy of the guild charter. A webpage and mailing list will also be established shortly.

Anyone wishing to join the guild may also contact me, Ciana da Lucca, at

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Wanted! Past editions of Cockatrice!

Do you have unloved past editions of Cockatrice lying forlorn on your bookshelf?
Or if you love them so much you that you are unable to part with them then would you be prepared to scan/photocopy them?

I wish to build up an archive of past editions of Cockatrice as a Kingdom resource for the future. These would be held by whoever is the current editor of Cockatrice as there is no so current resource in the editorial files.

If you are willing to contribute with either unwanted copies or would be willing to scan/photocopy your own ones please email me at
I will cover all photocopying/postage costs.

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Cockatrice August A.S. 49 Contents

Articles in Cockatrice August A.S. 49.

The Ripley Scroll Revealed
Theophrastus von Oberstockstall.

10 Things that you forget to tell the New Medieval Cook.
Gabriella Borromei.

Apple and Orange Tart
Kara of Kirriemuir.

Recipes and Cooking in the Middle Ages – Tips and Tricks for All
Kara of Kirriemuir.

The articles are of a “superb quality”. Editor.

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Cockatrice Jan. AS 48 Articles

Cockatrice January AS 48 Articles

Medieval Law: The Animal Trials
Liadan ingen Fheradaig.

Ergot: The fungi that ate medieval Europe
Theophrastus von Oberstockstall.

A Brief Introduction to Irish Myth – Part 2
Brían dorcha ua Conaill.

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