[Ansteorra] Seawinds Defender 2012

Amanda Baucum kyrogue at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 21:29:05 PDT 2012

*The Shire of Seawinds invites you to:*

*Seawinds Defender 2012*
*October 26 - 28, 2012*
*Site is open Friday 3pm - Sunday Noon*
Gate will be open from 6pm till midnight on Friday
Saturday 7am till 1pm

Join us and compete to be one of the next Seawinds Defenders.
More information and scheduled can be found at:

Adult Site $10.00 Child 5-17 $5.00
Feast $10.00 Family Max $30.00
Childred Under 5 are free.
Non-Membership charge will be $5

*Site is strictly dry before 5pm and then only in period containers.*
*Pets are allowed on leash.*

Defender 2012 is being held in the lovely La Fruta County Park on
County Rd 16D Mathis, Texas 78368.  Take your best route to Mathis
then follow TX-359 W south until you arrive at County Road 16D.
Turn left onto County Road 16D.  At the next road turn right and
proceed through the gates. GPS Coordinates are: 28.044095, -97.855571.

*Lady Alys Langton & Lady Illaria Wylde*
kyrogue at gmail.com sabralee at gmail.com
The Shire will be hosting a donation pancake breakfast on Saturday morning
Lunch will be items from the gustatory competitions and supplemented by the
Order of the Ram
Feast is listed below


Sir Ysfael Bryndu will be running three chivalirc competitions.  These will
run through the day and will, he hopes, allow for everyone to have a blast.

They are:

1. Single sword and sock puppet.  Fighters are required to bring a sock
puppet that will fit over appropriate hand protection.  It is suggested
that the puppet reflect some historical or SCA personality.  Striking an
opponent's puppet is frowned upon and MAY result in a loss to the fighter
who does so.  Also, puppets should be prepared to act (speak, sing, recite
poetry, etc.) in a manner which reflects something of the personality the
puppet is meant to represent.  For example, one might expect a Caesar to be
"above it all" and so, a disinterested onlooker whereas one of our dukes,
say Patrick Michael, might take a chiding tone at a deed, armed, ill done.
 Henry V, William Wallace, or heck even Poor Yorick, the King's Jester.
 What then might he say, given leave on the list to speak his long held
thought?  Hmm?? Oh, and just so you know, Achmed the dead terrorist is
right out.
*Additionally those wishing to watch the Heavy Competition are encouraged
to bring their own sock puppets with tokens and favors to give to the sock
puppet fighters.  The sock puppet may be of a historical or SCA figure.
 Please no offensive sock puppets.*

2. Round Robin - Fighters will be divided into pools wherin every fighter
will fight every other fighter in consecutive combats.  The number of pools
will depend on the number of fighters who sign into the list.  A number of
combatants from each pool will be advanced to the next grouping and so on
until the competition resolves itself down to a clear pairing.  This is
intended to be a grueling test of stamina and the fighters ability
to marshal his energies wisely.  Remember folks, hydrate and carb up (eat)
wisely the day before the tournament.  Eat a good breakfast and warm up the
muscles before you start in.  Once there and in the midst of the
competition, it is improbably you will catch up with a missed meal,
insufficient sleep, or lack of decent hydration.  This is a champions
tourney.  Prepare like a champion or you may never be one.

3. Bragging/Throw down.  Paired tournament where each fighter verbosely
predicts the outcome of the fight through an aggressive negotiation of
styles and limitations.  Members of the Seawinds populace, as well as any
visiting nobility, who are not in the tournament, are encourage to suggest
pairings.  This is not so much about bravado, but about knowing yourself
and knowing your opponent.  Challenging well above your skill level is
inadvisable in this segment of the day.  Challenging well below your skill
level will probably get you "noticed" but not, perhaps, in a good way.  An
example of what one may expect to see here is good friends who know each
other talking smack and having fun to set the start of a fight that might
not otherwise occur.  Or, two fighters, paired, may negotiate a combat
where each feels that he has achieved at least some advantage through
choice of style, accounting of points or some other means.  The fighters
will then take the field announce the brag and the counter, and then the
combat will show who gets the better of whom.  Also, brags don't have to be
about garnering victory.  They do, however, have to be measurably resolved
through combat.  Finally, while a champion will want to participate in each
tourney segment, participation in this last one isn't required.

The new champion will be chosen based on participation in each tournament
as well as the quality and quantity of loot given by the outgoing champion.
 If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail them to Sir Ysfael
directly.  He will be expanding and clarifying the rules and conditions of
these competitions at the event.

The first round shall be a round robin tournament, fought using single

The second round shall be a challenge round, with each competitor having a
certain number of lives (i.e. losses) allowed.  Weapon styles (Single
Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Rapier and Rigid Parry, Rapier and Soft Parry)
may be traded in for additional lives.  In addition, behavior fitting the
title of Defender of Seawinds may earn competitors extra lives to continue
fighting in this round.

Finalists will be chosen based on the results of these two rounds, prowess
is not the sole criteria to be selected as a finalist.  The number of
finalists and format of the finals will be determined at the discretion of
the outgoing Defender.
"Blow thy horn hunter, blow thy horn on high.
There is a doe in yonder wood in faith she will not die."
~William Cornish

Hunt the wild stag through the Teuterberg forest.

Longbows and re-curves encouraged and crossbows will shoot at a further

*Arts and Sciences:*
Greetings!  I am HL Czina, the current Seawinds Artisan Defender.  The Arts
and Sciences competition will consist of a single static entry that evokes
Germany, Autumn or a combination of both!  Have fun with your entry - I
love to learn about new things, and I am eager to see what is entered.
 Documentation is required, and extra points will be given for explaining
how the entry fits the theme.  The Ansteorran A&S Judging form will be
used.  I will be the one judging, and I will pull at least one other
vict... volunteer to help.

This year's competition is German themed.  Your entry must feed 15-20
people.  Ingredients and recipes are requested.  Extra points given for
period recipes and redactions.  Documentation is encouraged but not
required.  Competition/judging will take place at 1pm by prior Seawinds
Gustatory Defenders.  Tables to be open to populous as sideboard
lunch/competition.  There are three competitions:

1. Prior Gustatory defenders judging for the title.
2. Populous vote.
3. Display competition.
*Bardic: *
Betrayal and Revenge!  Each bard will enter two pieces:  one on betrayal
and the other on revenge.  The two pieces need not be related, but they can
be.  It would help, but it is not necessary if the pieces used the words
"revenge" or "betrayal."  Your character can be plotting or suffering from
either aspect.  The theme is not limited to war it can also include love,
money, or any other area.  Period pieces are encouraged; Original pieces,
SCA pieces and foreign languages are also welcome.

*German inspired feast:*
*First Course:*
Breads with fruit preserves, liver pate with mustard, and marinated
*Second Course:*
Ain gut brates zu machen (a beaf stew), mushroom pasties, golden poached
pears, and spaetzle.
*Third Course: *
Huenre von kriechen (hens from greece), dix heizzet ris von kriechen (rice
from greece), spiced cabbage, and heidenische erweiz (heathern peas).
Pear tarts and sugared nuts.



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