ANST-Announce - Academy of the Sword Updates

TONIE KELLEY btkelley at
Fri Dec 15 09:03:05 PST 2000

Greetings Ansteorra,

     As you are now aware, Lord Svipdagr of Lindisfarn has lost all his
worldly possessions to a house fire. If I may echo the words of Master
Ivar, if you are coming to Academy of the Sword this weekend, please
consider a donation on his behalf. Svipdagr is a dear member of our
barony and kingdom.  Together, we can assist him in this time of crisis.

Please note this updated Academy of the Sword Schedule

  Sir Arthur Duncan Ross class was inadvertently placed in the morning
time frame and has been shifted to the afternoon.  I respectfully
request that Earl Barn Silveraxe consider offering his class on mace and
axe techniques to the morning time frame.  This listing does not include
the extensive arts and sciences classes that will also be available.

I am also pleased to note that this weekend's weather continues to look
excellent, with the current forecast calling for highs near 70, lows in
the 40's, and partly cloudy skies for Bjornsborg.

Academy of the Sword - Combat Skills Classes (schedule pending further

9:30 am Welcome to the Academy and General Announcements
First Morning Classes 10:00am to 10:45am
Count Sir Simonn of the Amber Isle - "The real effect of a broadsword
against armor"
Sir Wilhelm Von Buch - "Selected topics in strategy and tactics in SCA
Earl Barn Silveraxe - "Improving your skills in the use of the mace and

Second Morning Classes 11:00 to 11:45am
His Majesty, Sir Timotheos Kalamanos - A beginning/intermediate class
covering the basics of fighting against lefties entitled "Hey, Your
Sword's In the Wrong Hand."
Mistress Mari ferch Rathyen - "Introduction to the medieval war horse"
Centurion Almar Bjarnklo -"Fiberglass spear construction and safety"

Lunch Break (Noon-1:00pm)

First Afternoon Classes 1:00pm-1:45pm
Duke Kein MacEwan  - "Strategy and tactics in SCA combat"
Sir Duncan Arthur Ross - "Sword and offhand thrusting weapons techniques
and/or concepts of fighting with the sword leg forward"
Sir Arenvald Kief av Kiersted "A talk and discussion session on Society
concepts of Chivalric and Honorable Conduct on the Tournament Field" or
"Why do we fall down?"

Second Afternoon Class 2:00 - 2:45pm
His Majesty, Sir Timotheos Kalamanos - An intermediate/advanced class
for lefties expanding beyond the basic lefty offense called "More Than A
One-Trick Pony"
Sir Emrys Shaunnon - "Chivalric concepts from the Knights of Old"
Mistress Stella Silvana Ansteorra's Marshallate Secretary - "Important
topics in proper marshallate paperwork"

Open Forum/Round Table Discussion 3:00pm - 4:00pm
An open forum for the discussion of any topic related to the combat arts

As to the academy, it is suggested that you dress for the weather.
Camping is primitive.  A potluck feast is planned for the evening.
Please bring a dish that can serve 6-10.  The site details, map, fees,
etc. appear in the Black Star or can be examined from a link from our
baronial web site.  Contact the Steward for more specifics.

The following individuals may be contacted for your questions, before
9pm please.
Steward - Master Cynric of Bedwyn (830) 612-3202 or rferrell at
Feast Coordinator - Baroness Seraphina Maslowska aferrell at
Class Coordinator - Baron Emrys Shaunnon (210) 497-3340 or
btkelley at
Arts and Sciences Coordinator - Mistress Tamlin du Bois Vert at
scooke at
   We look forward to being in your good company.  Come to Bjornsborg
this weekend for some excellent and valuable classes, a spectacular
rapier tourney, a mug of warm cider and some great Christmas cheer!

Sir Emrys Shaunnon, Baron of Bjornsborg
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