Round Table Tourney
zarazena at io.com
Thu Mar 30 11:33:21 PST 1995
As I promised to a few friends, here is a short report on the Round Table
Tourney that transpired at the Shire of the Shadowlands this past
weekend, 03/24/95 to 03/26/95.
The site was beautiful, with a small lake next to a fenced in covered
pavillion(with and enclosed kitchen). Lots of trees, Swingsets for the
kids, a little too breezy on Saturday, but still nice.
The tourney was well run. It included an A&S competition and
display, a bardic competition that was judged by the listeners (beaded
ribbons were handed out at the troll booth to give to someone whose
performance inspired you), an archery tourny with the bows and arrows
being provided (you had to use their bows, I think), a dance competition
that was quite fun to watch, even for those of us who don't dance, rapier
fighting, chivalric fighting, and a snowball fight (made out of white
No one competition overlapped the other, so we didn't have to pick
which ones we wanted to see/do. It was great fun.
Unfortunately, I missed the names all of the winners of the
individual competitions, but Sir Rhodri was the overall winner (He won
the chivalric and dance competitions). Lord Llewelyn and Lord Cristofaro
were second and third, respectively, in points. It is interesting to
note here, that while Cristofaro won the rapier list, Llewelyn did not
win any, but placed well in all. That is the neat thing about this
tourney. Someone could theoretically win the tourney, without being the
best in any one area. That being a well-rounded person ( and not a
specialist)could actually be a good thing.
It was a small, but wonderful tournament, and I certainly appreciated
the efforts of the Shadowlands group. We were very well fed and taken
In service to the Society,
Lady Zahra Zena
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