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The Twenty-first Year

Yule and Baroness' Champion Tourney -- Eskalya

December 6, 1987 (AS XXI)

From The Page (December, 1986):

The Barony of Eskalya will be celebrating Yule Midwinter Feast on the 6th of December at the Returnagain Lodge on Elmendorf A.F.B. in Anchorage. There will also be a tourney to choose the new Baroness' Champion.

The site will open at noon. Tickets are $8 until November 30 and $10 thereafter. Children under 12 are half price. The fee covers an afternoon snack and a feast. The theme of the event will be 12th to 14th century midwinter.

The following contests will be run: tree ornament constructed at home; tree ornament constructed on site (materials will be provided); warm costume; heraldic cookies (made on site, materials provided); seasonal snack tray; steamed puddings; table decorations, ice or winter fantasy; table decorations, household colors; table decorations, all metals; fortune cake to choose the Lord or Lady of Misrule.

If there is snow there will be chariot racing, a snow fortress and a snowball fight.

Armor inspection for the Baroness' Champion tourney will be at 12:30, the tourney will start at 1 p.m. It will be a double elimination tourney. In addition to the fighting, combatants must enter a written poem, on a yule theme, and participate in the knife throwing contest.

For more information contact the autocrat, Fyodor the Friendly (contact info omitted).

Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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