the Canton of Ealdnordwuda presents
May 11th, 2013

Armored Combat

Marshal: Brjann Innrammi

9am Inspections
12pm Unbelts Single-elimination Tourney
  Pickup list is open
1pm lunch Break
1:30pm Fighting Classes
2pm Open Double-Elimination Speed Tournament
3pm Baronial Championship Tourney
4pm Tavern Brawl

  • Unbelts Single-Elimination Tourney: Every round is a crown round! Under the watchful eyes of the chivalry, your prowess will be tested. You must have a good offense to win, yet a lost bout will remove you from the competition.
  • Fighting Classes: ToC Style. Various Knights from around Pentamere will be sharing thier knowledge and experience. We have much to learn and they have much to teach. Class times are limited to a half hour - absorb what you can!
  • Open Double-Elimination Speed Tourney: Fast paced format open to all fighters present. Several bouts will be ongoing at the same time. Each round will evenly divide the remaining fighters from the winning bracket to the loss bracket and half the loss bracket will be vanquished.
  • Baronial Championship: A tournament to help the new Baron and Baroness select their Champions. Tourney Format has not yet been announced.
  • Tavern Brawl: A playful way to burn off what energy you have remaining. Entertain the populace and yourself. Fun for all!

Rapier Combat

Marshal: Joan of Ealdnordwuda

9am Inspections
12pm Swiss 5 Bear Pit
1pm lunch Break
1:30pm Warder Teaching Time
2pm Death-by-Dice Tourney
3pm Baronial Championship Tourney
4pm Melee

  • Swiss 5 Bear Pit: An excellent way to start the day. Combatants will cycle through all authorized styles in a bear pit style tournament, earning points for each kill. The winner will be determined by who has the most points at the end of our time.
  • Warder Teaching Time: Any warders willing to stay and give one-on-one teaching time, and other wise an open list to fight it, for anyone wanting to have the shorter lunch break.
  • Death-by-Dice Tourney: Take your chances and roll the die, chance will choose your fighting style, and handicap and you will do glorious randomized combat with a different style for each round.
  • Baronial Championship: A tournament to help the new Baron and Baroness select their Champions. Tourney Format has not yet been announced.
  • Melee: The rabble are storming the gates, and they're after the blood of the newborn prince. In this melee-based tourney, the defenders must escape with the prince (a facsimile of a baby weighing about 10 lbs.) from the attackers.

  • Swiss-5 Bear Pit: Combatants will line up with their chosen style. As a combatant is killed, when they get back in line, they will change styles, cycling through all their authorized styles before repeating any. Points will be awarded for each kill and a bonus point for every time you step into the pit to reward those stubborn enough to continue. The winner will be determined by how many points you have at the end of the 50 minute tournament.
  • Death-by-Dice Tourney: A round robin format where you will roll a die to determine your style each round before facing a new opponent. The die roll will determine your style, if there is time for a second run there will be a second die added to add handicaps for bonus points.
    roll style handicap
    1 single lose right arm
    2 sword and dagger lose left arm
    3 sword and rigid parry lose right hand
    4 sword and soft parry lose left hand
    5 Case of rapiers lose legs
    6 choice unharmed
  • Melee: One team will be charged with defending the baby prince and getting him to safety, the other teams objective is to kill the prince. Getting the prince to a specified safe zone will be victory for the defenders. Killing the prince by stabbing it or getting the defender to drop it will be a victory for the attackers.

Arts & Sciences

Chancellor: THL Anthoinette Martell

To honor Their new Excellencies, it has been decided to hold a special Bean Count Competition at the upcoming Squires Tourney. We are asking all artisans to prepare gifts that will be given to Their Excellencies to use as largess for their time in office. The requirements are simple: The items are to be in Baronial Colors: white, yellow, blue, or any combination thereof. They will be given to Their Excellencies. Get creative! Woven bookmarks, trim, dangly bits for Viking Treasure Necklaces, buttons, small beaded projects, cording, miniature scrolls, leather items, wood boxes. There will be a token for all entries. Prizes will be awarded to the 3 highest bean counts.
We will offer "Judges Commentary" for folks that would like to opportunity to hear positive, specific feedback on their current A&S project. This is a chance to bring a project and/or documentation to an experienced A&S judge for comment without the pressure of scores and 3 different judges.
Class Schedule
Sir Gregoire
Mumming, masking, and morality plays are all medieval activities during which some or all of the participants wore masks for various purposes. In this class we will briefly discuss the supposed origins of wearing masks in the Middle Ages, then discuss each of the activities above before focusing on mumming in particular. Discussion of how to make a mummers mask and possible future mumming activities in the Midrealm and beyond will be covered.
THL Anthoinette
Newcomers class and tour. This is an opportunity for folks new (or relatively new) to SCA events to get find out what goes on at an event. Questions will be answered, introductions will be made, the site will be toured and you will have the chance to see all of what goes into an event.
Lady Angharad
Bookbinding The basic binding of books, a bit of history hands-on, and practical application. Participants will learn different types of stitching and page attachment and covers, and will leave with a small leather-bound book. Class materials are limited to 6 people.
THL Lucia
Learn how to make a decent loaf of bread. This class is hands-on. Due to shortage of oven space, this will be a dough-only class.
THL Anthoinette
Barroom brawl weapons - The barroom brawl is an opportunity for the non fighter to join in the fun. Duct Tape and foam "weapons" that fly out of the barroom can be thrown at the fighters by bystanders. Join us to make a weapon to contribute to the fight. Bring duct tape if you have it.
Lady Laoise
Bardic Coaching - Do you have a piece you would like feedback on? Curious about how something scans or just feel like singing in from of someone? Bardic Coaching is the class for you! All skill levels and pieces welcome!

Edible Fare

Lunch Tavern Offered by
Alehandrei Veronese
  • Beef Pasties
  • Butternut Squash & Apple Pasties
  • Apple Braised Pork skewer
  • Fighter Soup
  • Rice & Bean Soup
  • Onion & Chive Rolls
  • Snickerdoodles
Welsh Dinner Offered by
Lord Thomas Gryffyth
  • Roasted walnuts
  • Welsh cakes
  • Smoked whitefish
  • Fresh fruit
  • Leek soup
  • Seasoned cottage cheese
  • Pork roast
  • Welsh rarebit
  • Frumenty
  • Veg pasties


FEES Site Feast
Adult (13+) $8 $10
Child (6-12) $3 $3
Child (under 6) FREE $3
Family Max $20  
No additional merchant fee!
9am Site Opens
11am Kingdom Court
Baronial Investiture
12pm Tournaments begin
Lunch Tavern Opens
5pm Baronial Court
6pm Dinner Feast
9pm Site Closes

Site Info

Hidden Springs Church

Hidden Springs Church
5860 N Latson Rd
Howell, MI 48855

  • Hidden Springs is outdoor pet friendly, on-leash at all times. Please be responsible for your pet's tidyness. Helper-dogs will be permitted in the building.
  • From the East: Take I-696 West. Merge onto I-96 W. Take Exit 141 for Bus-96. Turn Left onto Bus-96/E Grand River. Go 1 mile and turn right onto S Latson Rd. Hidden Springs will be 7 miles down on the right.
  • From the South: Take US-23 North. Take Exit 60B onto I-96 W. Take Exit 141 for Bus-96. Turn Left onto Bus-96/E Grand River. Go 1 mile and turn right onto S Latson Rd. Hidden Springs will be 7 miles down on the right.
  • From the West: Take I-96 East. Take Exit 133 for M-59/Bus-96. Go 6.5 mies and turn left on N Latson. Hidden Springs will be 4 miles down on the right.


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  • Master Rocco Barbarossa
    Head Steward
  • Lord Thomas Gryffyth
    Head Cook
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