[Northkeep] things I might do for Castleon

Jerry Herring j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net
Mon Feb 14 12:26:04 PST 2011

Get lots of birds with one stone...do a bardic pavilion where people can come 
join in with old style SCA sing-a-longs, or do singular performances. 

I  know I saw a thread of conversation about waxing and waning bardic interests 
just recently and we all know that you do like hosting these pavilions and this 
would not be that much different.  Simply set the stage as it were to provide a 
platform supporting the bardic arts, give a location where young aspirants might 
come to share in a song or play an instrument showing that aspect of the gentler 
pursuits, and this would create an area of ambiance during the tourney which 
would give people who for lack of a better phrase "don't have a dog in the 
fight" or who would like something else to do.


From: "willowdewisp at juno.com" <willowdewisp at juno.com>
To: northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org
Sent: Mon, February 14, 2011 2:03:32 PM
Subject: [Northkeep] things I might do for Castleon

I want to thank everyone for the info about Castlelon. 
Given the nature of the speed tourney  and the number of fields a Ladies 
Pavilion is not really feasible. The tourney goes so fast that it is hard to 
watch. The part that I watched last year was very confusing because nobody was 
falling down.
That is the single reason I don't like watching rapier. I can't tell who won.
I know the presence of "Ladies" is one of the elements that make a medieval 
tournament. We are supposed to bring more out of the combatants, but the speed 
tourney forces the fighter to just fight.The fighters don't have time to 
I have noticed over the years that the "Ladies' Pavilion" was very useful in 
allowing squires a chance to show their "Courtly Arts". In today's SCA their are 
few situations where the Squire to show he is Courtly to Ladies and He/She is 
able to entertain and is knowledgeable of the finer points of being a gentle   
man or women. 

I have often noticed Knights and Masters standing around and watching when 
fighters come to greet the Ladies and helping out when someone gets tongue tied. 
I have often noted someone who is on the edge and they make a good impression on 
the Ladies often go over the hump and become a knight soon after that. It is not 
because the Ladies were impressed but because they  managed to impress the 

Since we only have two  events where it is easy for our people to show of it is 
very important that we provide places where individuals can show their skills.
I am not concerned. I am trying to come up with an idea that allow some of the 
people to show the king, queen and people of interest what their skills are. 

I don't have a lot of  energy so it will be only a small thing. 
Any ideas? I know some of you are doing the same thing and I am coming in late 
in the game. Like any new comer I want to want to find a useful place. 

I have some wonderful day dreams but I don't have the health to do them. poo!
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