Summer Siege VIII

Friday, August 26 - Sunday, August 28, 2016

Bridge Battle

Location: Maple Ridge Centre 12820 County Road 43, Chesterville, ON, Canada
Select this link for map and directions

Gate Costs Day Trip Camping
Adult $20 $25
Member Discount $15 $20
Children, under 16 Free Free

Lunch: $5

Feast: Potluck


16:00Site opens
9:00Archery and Thrown Weapons Lists Open
9:30 - 10:30Archery Baronial Championships
10:30A&S Set-up
11:00-ish (at the whim of TRM)Vigil for TH Lady Alais
Immediately following vigilArmored Combat list opens
Immediately following vigilFencing list opens
Immediately following vigilA&S judging starts
12:00 - 14:00Lunch
12:30 - 16:00Armored Combat Sheep Raids
12:30 - 16:00Fencing Tavern Brawl
14:00Thrown Weapons Baronial Championships
Just prior to courtLists and reanges close
Courtat TRM discretion
Following courtPot-luck supper
Following supperBonfire
MorningCombat lists may be open at the discretion of marshals (last year we had armored pick-ups and the archery and thrown weapons reanges were open)
14:00Site closes

Autocrat: Lady Gwednolyn of Aldburg

Armoured Combat Fighting, Marshal: Lord Gottfried

Armour inspections to begin following the vigil as well as warm ups. We will commence the sheep raids around 12:30, where opposing teams will battle over control of a flock of sheep in a roped off area. We will at some point allow all of the non combatant participants attending summer Seige to pelt us with stones. Things will break down into pickups/bearpit as the afternoon progresses.

Archery, Marshal: Lord Cennèdig

Thrown Weapons, Marshal: Lord Martin

Fencing, Marshal: Lord Gavin

Rapier tourney: Tavern brawl (Don't Spill my Beer!)

Combatants will be issued a beer (water, since at least one will be underage) and are charged with defending their beer while they duel their opponent. Any means to defend the mug are permissible, except for handing it to someone else or taking it off the list (because a beer in someone else's hands is someone else's beer, and a beer out of sight doesn't exist).

It will be a round-robin, with the four top contestants dueling in two bouts to determine the finalists, and then the finalists dueling to determine the winner. Bonus points will be awarded if you are able to disable your opponent rather than killing them.

A&S, Organizer: Lord Dafydd

Greetings to artisans of the Skraeling Althing (and beyond),

The Barony of Skraeling Althing is hosting a new A&S competition on the Saturday at Summer Siege (August 26-28). Traditionally there has either been a “bean count” tournament or “for display” table at the event. This year we’re going to try something different.

Inspired by the success of the Kingdom’s Queen’s Prize Tourney, this year’s Summer Siege A&S showcase will be for commentary only. It’s your chance to register an item – could be a mock-up, an in-progress piece or a final piece that you’d like to improve on, and have judges discuss it with you and give you suggestions.

The beauty of it is, with Summer Siege at the end of August, you could even get some initial comments on a project you’re working on for QPT or Feast of the Hare in the fall. Skraeling Althing is a hotbed for A&S so you’re bound to have some really great feedback. It’s also a great chance for anyone who’s been thinking about judging at a bigger A&S event to get your feet wet on a smaller scale.

More information will follow, including registration forms for entries and calls for people interested in judging. But the countdown has begun, so now’s a good time to start thinking about what you might want to enter.

Stay Tuned!

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