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The Thirty-second Year

White Shield Tournament -- Darkwood

March 14, 1998 (AS XXXII)

Prunedale Grange,
Prunedale, CA

From The Page (February, 1998):

The tourney:The site will open at 8:30am. Fighting will start promptly at 10:00am, with armor inspection beginning at 9:30am. The tourney will be in a slightly different style than in previous years, with tourney points from various sources being totalled up for the overall White Shield victor. Tourney points will be counted from the following categories, plus a few yet to be announced: 1) Participation in the opening melee, 2) Winning the opening melee, 3) Best heraldic display on the field, 4) Overall armor presentation (not necessarily the prettiest, but the best overall impression), 5) Best display of war or tourney Arts & Sciences projects you have, created (i.e. new sword, helm, shield, etc.) — points awarded for entering as well as winning, 6) First & second place finishes in the tourney overall. The first event will be a "barroom brawl" melee. Fighters are challenged to make any "weapon" that could be used in a brawl but is not normally considered a weapon. All "real" weapons will be checked at the door.

The feast: The theme for the feast is "Above and Below the Salt". We will be sampling dishes that would have been served at the table of an average medieval citizen, as well as some that would have graced the high tables in a nobleman's hall. There will also be a variety of other activities happening, such as a silent auction and Arts and Sciences displays.

Site Fee: Tourney and Feast tickets: $13,00, Smalls (6-10): $ 6,00, Under 6: Free. Tickets can be purchased from the autocrat.

Autocrat: Quentyn Siobhan O'Riordain (contact info omitted).

Feastocrat: Caitlin O'Byrne (contact info omitted). Please contact the feastocrat with any questions or concerns about the feast and menu.

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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