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The Twenty-fourth Year

Samhein -- Eskalya

November 4, 1989 (AS XXIV)

From The Page (November, 1989):

We invite you to join us at Viking Hall, (address), Anchorage, AK, for celebration of Samhein. The site opens at 10:00 am, with opening court at 11:00. Armor Inspection & Tournament are expected to begin at 11:30.

This year Samhein will be set to a Celtic and Saxon theme. Samhein is the fall harvest festival that marks the change in the year. Come join us!

Tourney will be a round robin with the prize being a small chest of jewels and rare goods. Weapons will be only the following: Bastard Sword, Great Sword, Mace, Sword, & Pole-style Heapon. Any type of shield allowed. Each round will draw the type of weapon to be used by all. (i.e. Round 1: Bastard Sword/Mace. Combatants will then draw black or white to decide which weapon they'll fight with in the round.) Steel gauntlets will be available for those needing them. Marshals and Heralds are needed to aid in the tourney.

ACTIVITIES: On-site will include creating a period table bottle (Please bring a clean wine bottle. Materials to create the covering and stopper will be provided.) and a dinnertime Harvest Table Decoration, made to reflect that theme.

CONTESTS: In cooking, a sweet dish made from apples to be served after the feast. In costume, garb of the period, may be a partial costume from past events. Try for the complete look. (GRIGORII: ??? Better call and find out.) Best looking costune with all the accessories. Man and woman categories!. Prize will be fabric of silver and gold.

In keeping with the age, an all night bardic will occur for all who wish to see the sun rise. At the event conclusion (midnight) a short break will occur for hall closing. The bardic will restart at Sharane Manor House after she leaves the hall. (She promises breakfast to any who stay up all night.) Crash space is available for those that can't drive home.

The site fee is $8.00 in advance, $10.00 at door. Reservations close November 2nd.

Please get in contact with Sharane (name/phone) for information/reservations.

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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