From The Page (July, 1987):
On 29 August at Week's Park in Hayward, the Shire of Esfenn will hold its annual First Sword Tourney & Revel. The First Sword is reserved for Esfennians, but there will be at least 3 prize melees for all fighters & prize contests & games for non-fighters. In the evening there will be a potluck, dancing & more contests. Come & enjoy this event with us. Detailed information will be in the August Page.
The tourney site will open at 10am & the First Sword Tourney will start at noon. Site fee is $2 per person.
Autocrat: Gerstan Heah Leah (phone)
From The Page (August, 1987):
On August 29th at Weeks Park in Hayward, the Shire of Esfenn will hold its annual First Sword Tourney and Prize Melee. The site opens at 10am, armor inspection at 11:30, and the First Sword Tourney will start promptly at noon. Site fee of $2.50 will be collected at the revel hall.
While only Esfennians may enter the First Sword Tourney, there will be games, competitions, dancing and fighting enough for all. For the athletically inclined, there will be at least 3 fighter melees: Off-hand Melee w/prize, Stupid Fighter Tricks Melee w/prize, and Not Yet Decided Melee w/prize.
For the subdued, we'll have Croquet for the Talls, Croquet for the Smalls followed by Flat Cap Tossing, all with suitable prizes.
If this is still "too energetic" for you, perhaps reveling is more to your style and you'll be interested in the courtly dance of Jouyessance or write a short story to be read at dinner about "A Funny Thing Happened To My Caravan On The Way To The Event". Or try your wit on a spontaneous poetry contest.
The on-site revel hall will open around 5pm. There will be a potluck in the round with some meat provided. Please bring your banners and a dish to feed 6-8 for the potluck.
Autocrat: Gerstan Heah Leah (phone).
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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