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The Forty-Seventh Year

200th Crapaud -- Champclair

November 30 - December 2, 2012 (AS XLVII)

Nelson's Grove,
Woodland, CA

From The Page (November, 2012):

One hundred and ninety-nine times Heroes have met upon the Crapaud Field under the watchful eye of Constable Sir Bertrand du Guesclin to foster chivalry, learning, and eloquence through the struggle of honorable combat. To determine the Rightful Bicentennial Crapaud, the Fellowship of the Argent Angel shall host a three-day tournament, with the tournament rounds interspersed with war scenarios based on battles of the Hundred Years War. Provision shall be provided Saturday and Sunday, including Saturday evening when the Fellowship shall host a Greate Feast, striving to resurrect through word and song those who forged the concept of chivalry from the hammer and fl ame of a hundred thousand bloody fi elds of confl ict. The Tournament shall begin with one pass in torchlight Friday night at 11:00 p.m. sharp. At the close of Day Two, four Heroes shall remain, and they shall be honored. Sunday dawn shall see one hour of constant war fi ghting, with the Four each leading their own conroy on the fi eld. Thereafter, the Four shall determine through double elimination that Worthy chosen by Fate to earn the station of Bicentennial Crapaud. Fighters seeking the accolade of Bicentennial Crapaud shall be required to participate in ALL fi ghting scenarios (including Friday night), and shall regale the Gallery with stirring words. Period (14th century) armor, surcoats, and fi nery are highly encouraged. Camping shall be divided into period (800-1485) and nonperiod areas. Prizes shall be offered, banners and heraldic displays required, and weapons limited to 14th C. knightly weapons with a maximum length of 7 1/2 feet. Fighting and feast space are both extremely limited (150 persons/60 fi ghters). Call ahead to ensure availability, or risk being turned away at the gate.

Site Information: Nelson’s Grove, (address omitted), Woodland, California 95695
Event Hours: Fri 3pm-Sun 3pm
Site Fees: $25/individual, $45/couple, $15/additional, children under 10 free. Price includes admittance, Saturday day board, Saturday feast, and Sunday breakfast. Advanced Reservations: Yes, checks payable to “SCA-Champclair”
Autocrat: Stephen of Greenwood,


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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