[Coastal] Seawinds Defender--December 1-3
prand at swbell.net
Wed Nov 8 06:50:21 PST 2006
December 1-3, 2006
Duval County Park Benavides, Texas
Let it be knowne across the land: the time of trying the souls of the valiant is at hand! Come forth and prove thy gallantry!
Compete in as many contests as ye doth so desire! Or bare witness unto them all, one after another, from a single gallery. Enjoy a complimentary feast throughout the entirety of the day as fine foods and drink are served unto the gallery, and even unto the contestants pavilion. Secondary lyst fields shall be provided for casual (non-tournament) combating in the four martial categories. Participants of all combative contests are asked to pre-register for their competitions with a formal letter of intent. All are encouraged to be represented by their own personal herald.
"If thou are in lack of thine own Herald, one shall be appointed to thee. Shouldest thou find thyself without a letter of intent, perhaps a Herald from our lyst shall produce one for thee."
-- Dan the Artisan of Sawcliffe
co-autocrat and Herald
Competing Heralds are to be introduced and judged by the gallery, immediately following the tournament
Everyone! Please bring your banners and tapestries to hang, and cover tents.
Chivalric Defender Rapier Defender
Equestrian Defender Archery Defender
Non Martial Contests
Arts and Science Bardic and Heralding judged by populace
Friday Night Hospitality Table Merchants welcome
Friday and Saturday Night Revelry Youth Boffer
Directions to Duval County Park
Take your best route to George West.
Take 281 South south to Alice approximately 40 miles
Exit 359/44 W to San Diego approximately 7 miles
Turn left on to 359 to Benavides approximately 17 miles
Continue on 359 approximately 5 miles past Benavides
The site is on the right hand side of the road past a small rest area.
Look for signs.
Site opens at 5 pm on Friday: (Closes at 12 noon on Sunday
Flush privies and hot showers
Above ground fires permitted
Alcohol in period containers only
Lord Dan the Artisan (Dan Lankford)
1914 Tuloso Rd CC,TX 78409
dan_the_artisan at yahoo.com Lady Calena di Rosa Nero (Kelly Webb)
6301 Old Brownsville Rd CC,TX 78415
zeusbabycakes at yahoo..com
Contestants will give their letters to their Herald to read to the gallery, (mainly to the nobility seated there in).
You can have your Herald write, add to, or re word the letter if you like. Remember this is their competition too.
To those who are interested in competing, I would suggest approaching someone of your choice to herald for you, not myself as I will not be eligible
for the heralding competition.
To those who are interested in heralding at this event, I would suggest finding someone to represent. We would like to see one Herald per Contestant,
and vise verse. Multiple match ups will of course be allowed for "on site" match ups if necessary.
A combating competitor can act as Herald for someone who is competing in different field category.
Contestants and Heralds who are not matched up prior to the event will be matched on site as soon as possible.
To the heralding entries who do not find a Champion to represent prior to the event, I suggest writing up a letter of intent before hand, in case the
contestant you are matched with has no letter. If the Combateer you are matched with has a letter, you can merge your own with it. After all, as a
Herald you want to be competitive as well. How ever, please try to avoid "false claims" such as a "the past champion of an actual competition," if
they are not.
I hope this is not confusing.
Dan the Artisan of Sawcliff
Herald of Seawinds
Defender co autocrat
If you dont come for the competitions, come just for the food!
All Day Tournament Feast
Break the Fast Course
Frumenty with Milk and Honey (Porridge)
Bread with Butter and Jam
Coffee and Orange Juice
Midday Tournament Course
Carved Ham and Beef Sausage
Bread with Lombard Mustard
Fried Fig Pasties
Late Day Tournament Course
Assorted Pickles and Olives
Ember Day Tarts
Evening Court Courses
Course of Board
Onion and Leek Sops
Bread with Honey Butter
Course of Pinnacle
Braised Beef with Cameline Sauce
Roasted Chyckens with Orange Rosewater Sauce
Blancmange of Shellfysshe (Shrimp and Rice)
Roasted Root Vegetables (Carrots, Parsnips, and Turnips)
Buttered Worts (Various Greens)
Spiced Apple Cider
Course of Departure
Pears in Confection
Baked Rice Pudding Stuffed Apples
Mock Ypocras (Spiced Dessert Wine)
Feast Stewards: Lady Apollonia de Avena ( apollonia_de_avena at yahoo.com )
Lady Caitriona inghean Mhic Lochlainn ( prand at swbell.net )
Equest-o-crat: Lady Isabol of Dark Horse Keep (Heather Vernon) darkhorsekeep at yahoo.com
Fees and Regulations
Site (includes all-day feast): $15 adult; $8 under 12 yrs; family max $45
****Make checks payable to: SCA Inc/Shire of Seawinds****
Minors must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. They may also attend with a >21 year old adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver from the parents.
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