[Ansteorra] Elfsea Defender XXVII is Coming!
Aislyn of Glynwyrd Fen
aislyn_glynwyrd_fen at hotmail.com
Mon Sep 19 14:24:25 PDT 2005
Come one come all, Good Lord and Ladies to Elfsea Defender XXVII;
It is time once again to compete for the honor and glory of being an
Elfsea Defender. These are titles coveted by the best fighters,
swordsmen and archers of Ansteorra and the Known World.
Their Excellencies, Armand Dragonetti and Ameline du Bois, the Baron
and Baroness of Elfsea, do hereby invite one and all to this momentous
There promises to be many different exciting activities including the
lists for Chivalric, Rapier and Archery to vie for the Defender
championships. The Chivalric list will be a Swiss Five. The Rapier
list will be a Swiss Five. One round of each list will be Their
Excellencies choice. The Archery tournament will be a 2.5-hour bear
pit type of shoot. There will be varying distances and different
targets to shoot at. All SCA legal types of bows will be allowed.
Crossbows may not support the bow arm or crossbow in any way such as
elbow to knee or elbow to ground etc. There will be no combat archery
in the Defender shoot. There will be other shoots for fun during the
day ad we will try to run a Royal Round for those that would like to
post away scores.
Their Excellencies have asked that letters of intent be sent to them.
Other competitions to be held are the championships for Bardic, and
Arts and Sciences. The A & S Competition will consist of The Frugal
Anachronist, which means your best body of work for thirty dollars or
The Bardic competition begins as soon as you arrive. There will be
special bags handed out to competing bards and tokens to all who
enter. The populace will be the ones to judge who will be the next
Fire Walker. The Bards will be handing out little flags for those
merchants and camps that would prefer we not perform in their
designated areas; they must be hung in a visible area.
The populace will be granting their tokens to the bard that has given
them the best time so be sure to keep moving and gathering as many as
you can to get that first Fire Walker's Lantern. We will be gathering
the competitors' bags at 10 pm on Sat Night. As soon as we have
counted them all up we will announce the winners at the Hafla.
The Ansteorran Middle Eastern Dance Championship will be held Saturday
night and promises to be most exhilarating.
Site will open at 4:00 PM on Friday, September 23rd and close at noon
on Sunday September 25th. There will be no feast.
We look forward to seeing one and all.
Lady Aislyn of Glynwyrd Fen
and Arcus Fearghus MacKenna
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