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Updated list of the Town Square Schedule and Special Events

Town Square Wednesday, February 21, 2018

 

Laurel’s Hardsuit Tourney

Time: 1 – 3pm

Back by Popular demand! Open to all Laurels and apprentices who are authorized hardsuit combat fighters. This is a prize tourney, all combatants need to provide a prize for entry, preferably made by your (or your apprentices) own hands. Style of tourney will depend on number of entrants but historically it has been round robin.

 

Early Bird Rapier Tournament

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

So you came to Estrella War early. So you get to fight early. Join the other early arrivals and enjoy the camaraderie. The Early Bird Tournament is for those Rapier fighters who are on site and ready to fight early in the War.

It will be a five weapons style prize tourney. Bring a prize valued at $10-$20 to enter.

There will be as many fights as possible, with everyone fighting every round, and prizes will be given out based on the number of fights won. Heavy Rapier is the standard, but Cut & Thrust is encouraged for those authorized. Come fight someone, or several someones, you have never faced or rarely face.

Outlands and Atenveldt allowable heavy rapier blade conventions will be observed. Parrying devices, armor, and weapons will be inspected before each tournament by Tournament Marshals and designees. Armor standards are those of your home kingdom.

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Heavy Rapier / Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. (Please review them, as they may be different than the Rules of your Kingdom.)

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by the Company of the Sable Blade, marshal in charge is Master Koga Takashiro Kagehiro (TakaKensei) & THL Hamasaki Eiwa Miyako (EiwaKensai)

Estrella Clue Party

Time: 8pm

Location: Artemisian Encampment

You are cordially invited to join your fellow Crowns and Royals for a fun evening of Strength, Finesse, Wits & Mystery. The party is Wednesday night at Estrella War, starting at 8pm in the Artemisian Encampment.

 

Town Square Thursday, February 22, 2018

 

Outlands Prize Tournament

Time: 10am – 6pm

The list table for the Outlands Prize Tournament opens at 9am, bring your fighter authorization cards to the list table (Outlanders, you’ll need your membership card as well). Or avoid the line and PRE REGISTER!  (Link will be provided)

The format, pending Their Majesties’ approval, will be as usual, with a 1 hour pit fight, followed by an elimination tournament. ALL fighters are encouraged to enter, regardless of skill level, as we will take the top fighters in one tournament, and a secondary group of fighters in another, separate tournament.

Assignment of fighters to each pit will be a mixture of all Kingdoms and ranks – we pride ourselves on giving you the opportunity to fight people from across the Known World. The fighting will open with bear pits. The first and second fighters will start off in a single fight. The loser will exit to give the name of the one who just beat them to the List Mistress for their field and goes to the end of the line. The next fighter in the line goes in to fight the winner. You know the drill.

If there is a double kill, both fighters are considered to have a loss. In this case, 2 new fighters will enter the ring for the next fight. If a fighter in a cell achieves 15 wins, they are automatically in the final and are removed from the Bear Pit.

Weapons are limited to 7.5 feet in length. After the 1-hour Bear Pit, the top winning fighters (including those that acquired 15 wins in that cell) will move on to a Best 2-of-3, double elimination tournament with all the pomp (double kills re fought). Additionally, a secondary tournament from fighters specifically selected from the bear pits will run concurrently. Draws will be semi-random and we will try to minimize the fighters having to fight someone from their own kingdom or one they have fought before. This will start with multiple fields and dwindle to one as the number of fighters lessons.

The victor of each tournament will receive wonderful prizes gifted by Outlands artisans and her citizens!

 

Open Music Jam with DragonSong

Time: 3pm – 4pm

Location:On Merchants Row at Wanderlust Import Trading Compay

A merry band of musicians from Atlantia, DragonSong, have made the long journey west to play music with you. We encourage you to grab your instruments and come and join them for a jam.

 

Memorial Gathering

Time: 4 – 6pm

Memorial Gathering: In what we hope will become an annual event at Estrella, all are invited to gather at a small fire in Town Square to remember our fallen SCA comrades. Feel free to bring photographs and other mementos to display on a Memorial Table, and a goblet and favorite beverage for toasting the departed. Paper and pens will be provided to write memories or messages, which will then be ceremonially burned.

Outlands Party 8pm Outlands Royal Encampment

 

Town Square Friday, February 23, 2018

 

Roses Cancer Tourney

Time: 3 – 6pm

This has been one of the most memorable years for many of the Society being touched at every corner by this devastating disease. We have lost heroes, friends, and loved ones. Many more of our members are currently in the middle of their battles. So, this year let us battle for them in our way.

Please come and join the Rose’s Cancer Tournament in our fight to raise contributions for the American Cancer Society. It is the standard $5 entry fee for all who wish to enter, but any further donations are always appreciated for this great organization.

The tournament will be held in the normal Atlantian speed style with the final 8 combatants in a best 2/3 standard list format. The tournament will begin on Friday at 3pm.

Please come and support those of our fold from around the Known World who deserve our strength, hope, and friendship.

 

Rapier Roses for Cancer Tournament

Time: 3 – 6 p.m.

In honor of those who fight the battle against cancer, having lost or continuing to fight, and those who support them, the Raper Roses for Cancer Tournament is a fund raiser.

This has been one of the most memorable years for many of the Society being touched at every corner by this devastating disease. We have lost heroes, friends, and loved ones. Many more of our members are currently in the middle of their battles. So, this year let us battle for them in our way.

Please come and join the Rapier Roses for Cancer Tournament in our fight to raise contributions for the American Cancer Society. It is the standard $5 entry fee for all who wish to enter, but any further donations are always appreciated for this great organization.

The tournament will be held in as an Atlantian Speed Tournament with the final 4 or 8 combatants (depending on numbers) in a best 2/3 standard list format. The tournament will begin on Friday at 3pm.

Please come and support those of our fold from around the Known World who deserve our strength, hope, and friendship.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. Fighters may buy back in once, at the Marshal’s discretion.

Outlands and Atenveldt allowable blade conventions will be observed. Parrying devices, armor, and weapons will be inspected before each tournament by Tournament Marshals and designees. Armor standards are those of your home kingdom.

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Heavy Rapier / Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. (Please review them, as they may be different than the Rules of your Kingdom.)

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by the Ladies of the Rose, marshal in charge is Master Koga Takashiro Kagehiro (TakaKensei)

 

Open Music Jam with DragonSong

Time: 3pm – 4pm

Location:On Merchants Row at Wanderlust Import Trading Compay

A merry band of musicians from Atlantia, DragonSong, have made the long journey west to play music with you. We encourage you to grab your instruments and come and join them for a jam.

 

Atenveldt Party 9pm Atenveldt Royal Encampment

 

Town Square Saturday, February 24, 2018

 

Helga Ball

Time: 11am – 12pm

Greetings all! It is time for our annual Helga Ball tournament at Estrella War! For those not familiar with Helga Ball, it is a full contact sport played with ladies only (boys might get hurt) and is comparable to a mash up of Soccer, Rugby, tag football and Derby! Closed toe shoes are required, and soft volley ball knee pads are helpful. Ladies wear a apron dress or baggy tunic that you can catch the “Ball” in (did I mention we use cabbage for balls?) You must be over 18 to play. We will offer a brief overview of how the game is played 20 minutes prior to the match.

 

Children’s Clothing Exchange

Time: 1 – 2pm

As the littles grow, so does the need for new garb and what self-respecting SCA mom has time for that with all the exciting activities we are already busy with? So bring your attire your children have outgrown and exchange for other attire that may fits your young ones needs. Bring clothing, shoes, belts or accessories. No purchase required. Donate or take as needed. Keep the garb in the SCA family!

 

Youth Combat Tournament

Time: 2pm

Annual Estrella Youth Combat Tournament!  Fight for the glory of combat and show the world the prowess of our Known World Youth fighters!  There will be three separate lists, one for each age category.  There will be prizes in each category for Best Death, Most Chivalrous, and Category Winner.  Tournaments will be weapon of choice and final format will be determined by number of entrants.  Lists open and inspections begin at 2pm in the Town Square.

Any Questions, please see Lord Heinrich der Brauer, House Silvermoon, Barony of Atenveldt, Kingdom of Atenveldt.

 

Pelican/Protege’ Party

Time: 2 pm – 5 pm

Pelicans and their Proteges from throughout the Known World are invited to this gathering of servants.  We welcome ALL Pelicans (whether you have a protégé or not) – We welcome ALL students (if you are not yet a protege’ and may be seeking a mentor, this is the party for you)

Please wear your medallions, chapeaus and yellow belts!   
We will have a lovely repast of victuals and a generous beverage table.
Pelicans who are Ladies of the Rose we salute you at this War of the Roses!
Please join us for an afternoon to meet and greet fellow Servants to the Dream!  Your Co-Stewards are Mistress Magdalen and Mistress Karma

 

Barony of Atenveldt Novice Tournament

Time: 2pm-6pm

6th Annual Novice Tournaments For the Rapier and Hardsuit Fighters of the Knowne World

The Tournament will be held on Saturday the 24th of February, at Estrella War, in the Town Square.

There will be two Lists. The lists are open to all Non-Peer fighters of the Known World who have been fighting in their respective disciplines for 3 years or less. Fighters are encouraged to use whichever weapon form that they feel most competent with and may choose a different weapon form in any round. The Tournament formats will depend on the number of participants.

Fighters, bring your Consort and any pageantry that you can muster. If you do not have a consort, just let us know on that day who it is that inspires you.

We ask that the members of the Chivalry and Masters of Defense come support the young fighters and help to marshal the list.

The List will open at 2PM near the erics and the tourney will begin promptly at 2:30pm. All Fighters will go through a formal inspection of armor and weapons

 

Rapier Novice Tournament

Time: 2 – 5 p.m.

The rapier novices of Atenveldt revealed themselves in great numbers at Southern Crusades. There must always be opportunities for the new men and women of the rapier community to show their steel. At Estrella War there shall be a Rapier Novice Tourney for those among the populace of Atenveldt who have been fighting for 3 years or less and have not be recognized at the Kingdom level with a fighting award. There shall be prizes for the top three fighters but also for the most chivalrous and the most disciplined or practiced. This is a chance to throw your hat and your blade into the tournament ring that should not be passed up. The format will be contingent upon numbers but expect a Round Robin that will maximize the number of fights.

What better way to show your burgeoning skill than by crossing blades by torchlight?

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions.

Outlands and Atenveldt allowable blade conventions will be observed. Parrying devices, armor, and weapons will be inspected before each tournament by Tournament Marshals and designees. Armor standards are those of your home kingdom.

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Heavy Rapier / Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. (Please review them, as they may be different than the Rules of your Kingdom.)

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by the Barony of Atenveldt, marshal in charge is Master Koga Takashiro Kagehiro (TakaKensei) and THL Hamasaki Miyako (EiwaKensai)

 

Open Music Jam with DragonSong

Time: 3pm – 4pm

Location:On Merchants Row at Wanderlust Import Trading Compay

A merry band of musicians from Atlantia, DragonSong, have made the long journey west to play music with you. We encourage you to grab your instruments and come and join them for a jam.

 

Estrella War Cut & Thrust Tourney

Time: 3 – 5 p.m.

This is an invitation only tournament.  HINT: Everyone who is authorized is invited to participate!

Every attempt at early and pre 1500 weapons and style of use of those weapons will be encouraged.

Format is everyone fights everyone (as much as time allows). Each pairing is to 3 bouts, win or lose. Armor requirements will be to the standards of SCA Cut & Thrust Rapier, modified by each fighter’s home Kingdom.

The fighter with the most total bouts won will receive the adulation and respect of their fellow fighters and the marshals, and gain the satisfaction of knowing that they won the day.

The Victor will be the Fighter to best Represent the Swordsmanship or Style of an SCA Period Master, as chosen by their fellow Fighters and the Marshals

Prize(s) are to be announced on the Tourney Field that day.

Allowable Weapons:  Maximum blade length for single handed weapons is 38 inches as measured forward of the quillons/guard. Two handed weapons will be judged on a case by case basis, but must be used as two handed and not just to increase length of reach.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier and Atenveldt Cut and Thrust conventions (thrusts, tip cuts, draw cuts, and percussive cuts).

Outlands and Atenveldt allowable blade conventions will be observed. Parrying devices, armor, and weapons will be inspected before each tournament by Tournament Marshals and designees. Armor standards are those of your home kingdom.

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by His Royal Majesty King Marek the Jew, 96th Crown of Atenveldt marshal in charge is Master Koga Takashiro Kagehiro (TakaKensei, King Marek’s Cut & Thrust Champion)

 

Town Square Sunday, February 25, 2018

 

Sheriff’s Auction

Time: 12-1pm

Auction is being held at Watchpoint in Town Square

 

Special Events Wednesday, February 21, 2018

 

YAFA Display in A&S All WEEK

The Society for Creative Anachronism has been developing the Youth and Family Achievement Program, also known as YAFA, for the past few years and it has now launched in several Kingdoms. It is a progression-based arts and activities program designed to teach medieval skills to youths across the SCA. With levels for age groups starting at five up through seventeen, the YAFA program provides a common SCA-wide platform that would allow families with children the ability to explore together areas of their own interest while working with designated mentors. A representative for the program will be on hand to answer questions!

 

Special Events Thursday, February 22, 2018

 

Men’s Skirts Tourney

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Location: Knowne World Rapier Camp

Men’s Skirts Tournament will be a five weapons style prize tourney (Bring a prize valued at $10-$20 to enter.). Everyone will fight every round, and prizes will be given out based on the number of fights won.

As the name suggests, only males can sign up and they must wear a skirt. Acceptable skirts include dresses, full length skirts, and kilts (all exposed skin must be covered according to SCA Rapier armor standards). Fighters and their consorts may add other “accessories” as they wish.

In addition to the prizes brought by the fighters; first place, “best dressed”, “most graceful”, and “most tragic death” will get a prize. “Best Dressed”, “Most Graceful”, and “Most Tragic Death” winners will be voted on by the gallery at the conclusion of the tournament.

Atenveldt allowable blade conventions will be observed. Parrying devices, armor, and weapons will be inspected before each tournament by Tournament Marshals and designees. Armor standards are those of your home kingdom.

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Heavy Rapier / Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. (Please review them, as they may be different than the Rules of your Kingdom.)

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by the Barony March of Mons Tonitrus, marshal in charge is THL Hamasaki Eiwa Miyako (EiwaKensai)

 

Ladies’ Treasure Chest Tourney

Time: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Location: Knowne World Rapier Camp

Come one, come all, Lady Rapier Fighters of the Known World: participate in the Weissdrachen Lady’s Treasure Chest Tournament. This year’s tournament is once again in honor and memory of The Most Honorable Lady Regan Weissdrachen. Test your skills with sword in hand, against other Ladies while wearing your fanciest Fighting Garb. Demonstrate the “Spirit” ladies have on and off of the tournament field. Today we celebrate Life!

List fee is a bauble or a prize for the Treasure Chest. Maestra Deborah and some of the Estrella merchants have donated additional prizes. Favors made by the Maestra’s own hand will be provided for all participants; returning fighters will receive a ladybug button.

Outlands and Atenveldt allowable blade conventions will be observed. Parrying devices, armor, and weapons will be inspected before each tournament by Tournament Marshals and designees. Armor standards are those of your home kingdom.

This will be a Swiss 5 weapons style tournament.

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Heavy Rapier / Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. (Please review them, as they may be different than the Rules of your Kingdom.)

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by Maestra Deborah and THL Hamasaki Eiwa Miyako (EiwaKensai)

 

Longsword Cut and Thrust tournament

Time: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Barony of Twin Moons Encampment

Do you love your Lange Messer? Would you mangle someone for a Montante? Do you have a soft spot for a Spadone? Does a Passot make you passionate? Would you cleave someone for a Claidheamh Mòr? Do you find a Federschwert fascinating? Then join us for a playdate just for you…

 

Welcome to the Estrella Longsword Cut and Thrust Tournament!

Thursday from 2-4 pm in the encampment of the Barony of Twin Moons, join me as your Patron of the Pass, your Sponsor of the Swinging Sword. All authorized Cut and Thrust fighters will be allowed, as long as you use a long sword. And to mix things up a bit, the first round will be at the barrier. The rest of the combat will be in a regular field. We hope you enjoy the fight and we look forward to seeing you there.

 

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. (Please review them, as they may be different than the Rules of your Kingdom.)

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by Caballero Maestro Don Domingo Diaz de la Vega y Martin

 

Laurel-Apprentice Game time!

Time: 3pm-5pm

Location: A&S Pavillion

All Artisans of the Known World Are invited to Laurel-Apprentice games! Come meet people and have fun!

 

Barony OF Twin Moons (Atenveldt) 6pm – Baronial Court /Deletha’s Elevation

 

Carnival

Time: 8pm – ??

Location: The Barony of Sundragon (Atenveldt)

Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler!

The Barony of Sundragon invites one and all to an anachronistic celebration of the ancient tradition of Carnival. Come and enjoy traditional Cajun fare while sharing in the festivities of the season modernly known as Mardi Gras!

Carnival is a tradition that originated in the Middle Ages (arguably, there are some roots in pre-christian paganism). The word “Carnival” derives from the latin “carne levare”, loosely translated as “away with meat”. It was (and still is) a pre-lenten celebration whereby the populace could “get it all out of their system” before having to abstain from temptation during Lent. Carnival celebrations peak on the day before Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), on shrove Tuesday, otherwise known as “Fat Tuesday”, or Mardi Gras (In French). Fat Tuesday refers to the ceremonial slaughtering and consumption of a fatted cow (boeuf gras in French) on this day.

The first Mardi Gras in the U.S. is generally believed to have been celebrated on March 3rd, 1699 at the “Pointe du Mardi Gras”, as it was named by explorer Jean Baptiste le Moyne Sieur de Bienville, about 60 miles south of modern New Orleans. Bienville also established “Fort Louis d la Louisiane” (now Mobile, Alabama) in 1702, and celebrated the first formal Mardi Gras one year later.

Today, Carnival is celebrated all over the world, most prominently in Brazil and the Caribbean, as well as in Mobile and, famously, New Orleans.  The festivities in the U.S. consist of parades, grand balls, parties and good food.  

Join Sundragon in this celebration by sampling gumbo, jambalaya, king cake and other delectable from the deep south.

 

Special Events Friday, February 23, 2018

 

Barony of SunDragon (Atenveldt) 5pm – Baronial Court

 

Barony of Mons Tonitrus (Atenveldt) 6pm – Baronial Court

 

Rapier Torchlight Tourney

Time: 6 p.m. – Until Complete

Location: Barony of Twin Moons Encampment, Krieg Einhorn

You and your friends gather at a tavern, the aroma of freshly baked bread manages to permeate the stench of spilled beer, sweat, and stale sawdust. A fire crackles weakly in the corner, casting long shadows upon the barkeep who continues to polish a dingy glass with his filthy rag. From these dingy premises a party of adventurers will sally forth to face the forces of evil, setting their courage against the maniacal minions of a vile villain: The Dark Lord

Do you have the courage and skill to carve your name in the sky, etching a legacy amongst the stars? Do you have the blackness of soul and illness of intent to halt a hero’s ascendance?

Join us for a tournament of good versus evil, of mighty heroes versus vicious monsters.

The Rules:

– Heroes will have classes that determine their weapon set, decided by a random card draw.

– They will enter a dungeon encounter in which they will face four foes in a Monster’s Gauntlet, one after another. This gauntlet shall be composed of randomly drawn Monsters.

– Once they have completed their bout, Heroes shall be resurrected by the Dark Lord to join the ranks of the monsters.

– A Round is completed once all entrants have fought their Monster’s Gauntlet.

– Rounds shall continue until every entrant has fought with every class, or until time is spent.

Three shall be the number of victors, and the number of victors shall be three (3)!

* Victor the First: The Hero with the most kills.

* Victor the Second. The Monster with the most kills.

* Victor the Third: The best Monster portrayal.

Come forth and levy your skill against the forces of evil and thwart the villainous plans of the Dark Lord. Fight, win, and become a legend.

All authorized rapier fighters must provide proof of their authorization in Heavy Rapier / Cut & Thrust Rapier, or else have a Marshal from their Kingdom vouch for them.

Rules of the field are standard Estrella War Rapier conventions. (Please review them, as they may be different than the Rules of your Kingdom.)

Lists will open and armor inspections will begin approximately 30 minutes prior.

Sponsored by Krieg Einhorn and the Barony of Twin Moons

 

Grand Ball

Time: 8 – 10pm

Come one and all and dance like it’s 1599! Live music, Medieval flirting and fun dancing! You say you don’t dance? We will teach you.

 

Known World Bardic and Champion’s Choice Competition Estrella War XXXIV,

Time: 7:00pm (dusk-thirty)

Located in Big Red in the Atenveldt Baronial Camp

Known World Bardic

ALL BARDS WELCOME!!! The Barony of Atenveldt would like to invite ALL BARDS and ENTERTAINERS to the 17th OIde World Bardic Festival on Friday night, Estrella War 2018 for the opportunity to show their talents and enjoy the entertainment of bards from across the nation!

There will be four categories:

YOUTH BARDIC – All bards under the age of 18 may compete with any form of entertainment they wish to gift the public. Music, spoken word, dance, and other types of entertainment are all welcome!!

SPOKEN WORD – May the storytellers and poets of the known worlds come forward to enchant us all! Original, period, and future pieces all welcome, so long as they are performed by speaking.

KINESTHETIC – This category is for physical entertainers, may that be dancing, puppeteering, or live dragon-taming. If your entertainment is primarily expressed by movement, this is the category for you! Both historical and original pieces accepted!

MUSICAL – Finally, the most popular form of crowd entertainment. This category is for singers and instrumentalists. Historical, original, and future pieces are all welcome.

First, Second, and Third prizes will be given in each category.

A fifth and final award will be given to the Champion’s Choice, a single performer favored by the facilitator of the event.

There will be three impartial judges for all the categories. There will be a single round of performances, and only in dire moments of indecision will a tie-breaker round be initiated. PREPARE A SHORT SECOND PIECE JUST IN CASE.

This is a fantastic opportunity to SHOW OUT on behalf of your Kingdom, Barony, and Household, so DON’T MISS IT. If you care to secure your performance slot ahead-of-time, please feel free to email lovey.redhands@gmail.com (or send a FB PM) with your Letter of Intention, and intended categories. Thank you!

Yours in Service

Lovey

Barony of Atenveldt Bardic Champion

 

Best Of the Branches

Time: In Conjunction with Known world Bardic

Are you the Bardic Champion of your local group? Then we challenge You to thrown down on Friday during and immediately preceding the Known World Bardic which begins at 7pm.

The competition will be as follows: This year we are combining the Known World Bardic with the Best of Branches, to find Atenveldt’s bardic champion of champions! That’s right, we are doing something new and exciting! In order to compete for the title of Best of Atenveldt Bards, each Bardic champion has to compete in the Known World Bardic! The actual Best of Branches contest will be judged by a panel of members of the Order of the White Oak AFTER the Known World Bardic. To find the Bard of Bards, we are looking for you to bring pieces that embody what it means to be a true bard.

First Round: bring a song from your homeland, whether it be an anthem of your Kingdom, Barony, Shire, or College, or a piece from your persona’s region of the Known World, bring us something patriotic! This song will be performed DURING the Known World bardic and will qualify bardic champions to compete in the Best of Branches round immediately following the Known World Bardic.

Second round: The Bardic champions of Atenveldt who compete in the Known World Bardic automatically make it to round two! This round will occur IMMEDIATELY AFTER the Known World Bardic. These brave bards are asked to bring a piece that embodies our favorite time of year: WAR SEASON!!! Bring us your best battle hymn OR war story.

Tie breaker round: The Bards of the Sun naturally enjoy being a team, and became the Bards of the Sun because of a tie, but this is the Best of Branches, THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!!! Should the White Oaks require a Bard-off, bring us an original song or story that adds to the mythology of your Kingdom, Barony, Shire, or College. This round will be held at the discretion of the White Oaks, and may not happen, but you should be prepared for it anyway!

Thus, having demonstrated their abilities in evoking emotion, educating the populace, and mastery over mythology, one of our competitors will be chosen by the White Oaks as the Best of the Atenveldt Branches, the Atenveldt Bardic champion of champions! Please spread the word to your local Bardic Champion, the Bards of the Sun want to see him/her come out and show us what they can do!

Please note all songs should be 5 minutes or under and all stories should be seven minutes or under

Y.I.S

Lady Runa Gigja

Brother Grimald the Faithful

Bards of the Sun

 

Special Events Saturday, February 24, 2018

 

Atenveldt Brewers Guild competition

Time: 11 am – 3pm

Location: A&S Pavillion

Brewers from the Known World, take heed! The annual Atenveldt Brewers Guild competition at Estrella War is open to any brewer from any kingdom. Winning entries receive glory and prizes! All entries are consumed by judges exclusively, but there will still be fun to have and knowledge to gain. Bring your homemade mead, beer, wine, ale, cordial, liqueur, . . . learn tips on brewing and creating from our knowledgeable experienced judges. Submit single or multiple entries, in one or more categories. Documentation may be simple (a list of ingredients) or extensive (list of ingredients, process, history.) Documentation is greatly appreciated in the judging process and helps the judges provide you with useful feedback. This is a 21-and-older event to participate or attend.

The competition is to be held Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at the A&S Collegium Ramada.

Entries accepted: 11am – 1pm

Judging from 1pm – 3pm

Winners announced and judges’ feedback, and entries returned to their owners from 3pm – 4pm.

There will be a Guild meeting afterwards for members and other interested adults.

See you there!

 

Knowne World Choir Performance

Time: 1pm

Location: A&S PAvilion

Come and hear the wonderful sounds of the Middle Ages on the A & S Pavilion stage! The Estrella War Known World Choir, under the direction of Lord Thome Spyle Syngere, will be performing music of our Period on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. . Huzzah!

 

Estrella War Grand Court at the A&S/Grand Pavilion at 6pm

Special Events Sunday, February 24, 2018

Barony of Atenveldt (Atenveldt) 9am – Baronial court

Sheriff’s Auction @ Watch Point 12 – 1 pm

Kingdom of Atenveldt Court at the A&S/Grand Pavilion at 2pm