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Lunch tavern - 11am - 3pm in the commons
Youth Activities Youth Heavy schedule - Youth List will open for authorizations at 10:00. Lists will be open at discretion of Youth Marshal in Charge. Youth Easter Egg Hunt - GTU will host a youth Easter Egg Hunt - where youths will search for eggs with prizes inside. They will also have the opportunity to fend off "Rabid Bunnies" - heavy fighters in armor stealing eggs! Kids will get to beat these fighters up to steal their eggs back.
Heavy List List opens for Authorizations and Warm-ups at 10. The Tournament of Chivalry will begin at 12. Tourney will operate in 45 minute rounds of teaching and sparring with breaks.
Break #1: Iron Ring with Sir Ustad, Sword Offense and Defense with Sir Cameron. Break #2: 6' Spear dueling with Syr Uller, Aggressive Shield Work w/o being a Jerk with Sir Ustad Rapier Lists Ward tournament: open to all non-grant level rapier fighters, no need to be a ward. This will be in a round robin format broken out into pools. The top two will advance. Best two out of three. You will paired with a "coach" (grant-level or higher) who will give you feedback between rounds. Feel free to drag your warders and Mods into coaching or steal them from your friends. Warder Tournament: Open to all grant level fighters. No MODs. Round robin pools. One and done fights. Top 3 or 4 will advance (depending on numbers). Bring your best. A-game round of ToD: Bring your best. Single pass. Show them what you got. Training round of ToD: Fight a few passes with a MOD, get some feed back. Teaching round of ToD: The MODs will be teaching, come on learn from them. Melee Madness: tbd
TRM will hold the rapier lists at 11:30-12.
Post Revel Feel free to bring desserts to share! This will be a "pot luck" style with desserts. We will provide space for dancing and gambling should anyone choose to do so.
Grand Tournament of the Unicorn XXIII classes
10:00 – 11:00 “Chroniclers Roundtable” Elena McPhearson We will discuss and brainstorm ideas and ways to evolve the newsletters of the region. We will also review copyright and plagiarism issues if needed. I would love to any chroniclers of the Oaken region. But all are welcome.
“Indian Folk Dance” Lalleshwari Sah in this low-impact class we will dance the dances of north and south India. We will do some Dandiya Raas if time permits.
“Sestinas, Ballades and Triolets” Andreas Blacwode Today we'll talk about three complex European forms: the sestina, the triolet, and the ballade, where they come from, and most importantly, how to write them. And then we'll write.
11:00 – 12:00 “SCA Customs And Courtesies for Newcomers” Rhiannon Siobhan Shynane Are you new to the SCA? Do you wonder what those terms you hear people using mean? Do you wonder what all that regalia people wear means? What to do in court, etc. ? This is the class for you!
"Self-Destruct Garb, and How to Avoid Making It" Alizaundre de Brebeuf Tips and tricks to make garb that lasts a lifetime -- come find out from an expert.
“Norse/Viking Food” Tilla Chandler Learn what the Vikings ate or didn't eat and why. See what information on foodstuff has been gleaned from archaeological digs and sagas.
12:00 - 1:00 "Period Manuscript Gilding” Sybella of Dragonsmark
“Twists & Bends: Ornamented Celtic Lettering” Fritha Karadottir Smile at life's twists and bends by adding flair to your words. Come learn and practice the art of the ornamented Celtic letter. Practice pens, colored pencils and paper will be provided. Students are welcome to bring their own, as well. Handout provided.
"Making your own Tankard" Bloodstorm Wallace. We will present a lecture about late period metal Tankards and Steins, and a demonstration of one Goldsmith’s approach to making your own Tankard from metal.
1:00 - 2:00 “Bidding the Bedes: Introduction to Paternosters” Elizabethe Alles In the 13th-16th centuries in western Europe, prayer beads were a ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as information on making your own replica. Kits will be available to make a glass or bone paternoster. Kits for 15 students, $5 each. Auditors welcome.
“Knotwork Tutorial” Rolin Thurmundsson of the Three Households This tutorial covers basic interlacing techniques, simple border and panel construction, analysis of existing patterns, interlaced corners, more advanced patterns (such as "doubled" knots), and provides links to other, advanced sources for your further research. This tutorial assumes no experience in Celtic art or design; just a fascination with it! Bring basic drawing materials if possible. A graph-paper pad and pencil is sufficient. Or, blank paper and pencil will do. I'll have some graph paper available as well. The class is based on my tutorial site: http://www.mihaloew.guru/celtic/cel_class.htm
“How To Carve A Viking Horse” Nigellus leHaie Learn to carve a primitive toy Viking horse out of wood. Warning: Very sharp tools will be used. You must be at least 15 years old and have your mothers or wife's permission. No fees. All tools and materials will be provided. Class limit: 6
2:00 - 3:00 "Buckland Missal White Work" Sybella of Dragonsmark
“Fun with Personas” Kateryn Draper A brief overview of what personas are, how to develop one, and how to play persona in the SCA. Open to all.
“How To Spin Wool With A Drop Spindle” Catherine of Deva Learn the basics of wool spinning using a top weighted spindle. No fees. All materials will be provided. Spindles are available for loan or purchase. Class limit : 6
3:00 – 4:00 “Cryptographic Issues in History: It's not Apple's Fault” Esmail Shahin A meandering discussion of historical cryptography, stories, and issues prior to WWII. The time generally acknowledged that computers became electric.
"Care and Feeding of Your Sewing Machine" Alizaundre de Brebeuf How to keep your sewing machine purring like a kitten!
"Period Sand Casting Methods" Bloodstorm Wallace A lecture about the Period use of Casting Powders as per "De La Pirotechnia", a 16th century Treatise on Metals and Metallurgy. Also a demonstration of the Sand Casting process. For more information, see the article at: http://www.florilegium.org/files/CRAFTS/Hst-Snd-Cstng-art.html
============================ Outdoor Classes
Coining: Open Work Time Konrad Mailander An open coining workshop will be available out by the fighting field all day, to give people hands-on time.
Photography Walkabout Phillip the Pilgrim This class will start at 2:00 PM Come for a photography walkabout, out around the fighting fields. The starting point will be behind the Midrealm Royal Presence at the heavy field.
Thrown Weapons Marshal Training Mary Garret of Seasalter & Eirik the Elder This class will start at 1:30 PM This class will cover how to set up a range, 'weapon inspection' and range safety issues. Limit: 12. (This will count for a signature for TW marshals-in-training.) Outdoors -- Thrown Weapons Range.