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The Forty-Eighth Year

Normans in Sicily / Baroness' Champion -- Eskalya

August 17, 2013 (AS XLVIII)

Jewel Lake Parish,
Anchorage, AK

From The Page (August, 2013):

With the changing of the season, it has been decreed that a great tournament in the manner of the 12th century Norman Crusaders in Sicily, shall be held to choose new champions. Therefore a call is issued to all warriors to appear & test their heart, stamina & prowess of arms of those who would seek to take their rightful place as Baroness’ Champions. To celebrate the skill, valour and honour of the unbelted fighter the heavy tournament will consist of 5 weapons challenges. To test prowess of arms in the Arte of Defense there will also be a tournament of 5 weapon styles. All are invited to bring their consorts, households, & treasures young & old & your banners & pageantry on this epic day of Champions. It is encouraged to wear the dress of 12th century Christendom or of Sicily.

Other competitions will be held: Cooking – Italian/Sicilian themed dishes, documentation gets extra points. Bardic – tales of valour (need not be an original piece) to be presented during feast. Best Favour. Potluck feast with Barony furnishing the meat/fowl. Potluck arranged by persona: Western European – Starches/pasta; Moorish/Eastern European – desserts; Viking – veggies/salads; Other – bread, spreads, cheeses.

Site Information: Jewel Lake Parish, (address omitted). Anchorage, AK 99502. The site is a dry site.

Event Hours: 10am – 8pm Site fee: Adults $10, children 4-12 $5, under 3 free. Non-member surcharge applies

Autocrat: Ciara Bridgit der Alcan (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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