[Northkeep] UpComing Dionader/Ensign

Jean Paul de Sens jeanpauldesens at gmail.com
Tue Aug 12 07:02:22 PDT 2008

I'll ask about the list field tonight if you want.  It's in the shed
at my house, so if someone would like to come get it they can.  You'll
need at least a mid-size truck, and some time for instruction.


On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 8:27 AM, Jerry Herring
<j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I see no problem with the plan as Angus laid it out.
> As for a schedule of the day. I have not seen one for  the Fair itself but
> this is what I was thinking for the SCA encampment.
> Friday afternoon and evening is for Set up we need all the helping hands we
> can get to make the most of the this time.
> Saturday...Since the Fair starts at 10am we should be ready to start at 10am
> also.
> Finish set up starts at 8am
> Armor inspect starts at 9am.
> If the Faire has an opening ceremony we will wait till after wards and then
> do an opening court in our area to welcome entrants into our tourney.
> Heralds should announce each entrant upon their arrival.
> The Tourneys will start directly after alternating rounds between Dionader
> and Ensign. At noon we will take a break between each set of two rounds (two
> rounds of each tourney type being four rounds total) allowing bards or
> musicians a round to perform. This will draw out the tourney longer to help
> fill the long day ahead and allow fighters time to rest and recoup as well
> as show casing some of our other talents.
> The after the final round of the tourney we will hold court to honor the
> stepping down champions and award the titles to the new champions.
> If anyone can get a hold of Lord Barret the Black (current Dionader) so that
> he or at the least the regalia can be present that would be very nice.
> For the set up we will  need to make a tight L-shape of pavilions around the
> lists with plenty of walking space between the pavilions and the ropes. Also
> we need to decorate the area as best we can with banners, so if you have a
> period pavilion that would look good sitting around the list field and/or
> portable holes and/or standing banner poles and/or banners please bring
> them. One pavilion should be for display, one for artisans to work under,
> one for the Baronial Court, one for the fighters, and one for a ladies
> gallery where spinning and sewing can be going on while the ladies watch the
> tourney. The Water bearers station should be set up near the lists perhaps
> behind the fighters pavilion.
> If some one wants to set up a period life encampment display that would
> great, period pavilion, bedding, chests, etc.
> Baronial Guardsmen should all plan on attending with tabards and Halberds.
> Heralds on the field should wear the appropriate green and gold crossed
> trumpets.
> Everyone who attends should dress in appropriate SCA attire, remember we are
> here trying to make a good impression on the public.Everyone who attends
> should also plan on spending some time talking to the public, manning the
> display area, walking the ropes, or working on some artisan projects, etc.
> I wish we had thought of this before hand but it would be nice if we could
> see about borrowing Mooneschadowe's list field that way we could set up an
> interior list with ropes around the outside.
> If anyone of the many Baronial cooks wants to bring examples of period food
> that would be awesome.
> Also the SCA encampment up will need to be guarded at night...If there is
> anyone who is planning on camping on site and willing to keep a close watch
> on the SCA's things that would be very much appreciated.
> More to come I am sure.
> Kindly,
> Ian
> Baron
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