Greetings populace of Æthelmearc and beyond!!
The Festival of the Passing of the Ice dragon is less than a week away. The time of year has come in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael to celebrate the passing of winter and the welcoming of spring and warmer weather after a long snow-filled winter!!
Activities for the day will include the traditional A&S Pentathlon, a hall of Merchants with a wide selection of items, Martial tournaments, a host of Bardic and other performing arts performances, and activities for adults and youths.
There will be a Quiet Room available for any attendees that need a break from the activities of the day. A children’s activity area will be available for unstructured play time and crafts.
SCHEDULE FOR DAY OF EVENT:
8:30 a.m. – Site opens
9:15 a.m. – Pent room opens – Room G200 – 2nd floor – Student Success Center
– Pent registration begins
– Pent judges check-in
10:00 a.m. – Morning Court (LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED)
10:30 a.m. – Pent registration ends
10:45 a.m. – Pent judging begins
10:00 a.m. to 1 hour before court – Heavy fighting bear pit Tourney – GYM
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. – Fencing list opens for authorizations,
– Youth Heavy combat tournament begins. – GYM
11:00 a.m. – Vigil for THL Eleanore Godwin- Room S103 – Student Union
– Children’s Activities begins—Room B252—2nd floor above cafeteria
12:00 p.m. till finished – Heavy fighting Elimination tourney – GYM
1:00 p.m. – Fencing tournament begins – GYM
1:00 p.m. – TROLL CLOSES
– Children’s Activities Ends
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Bardic Tavern – T102 (No Food or Drink)
3:30 p.m. – Pent judging ends
4:00 p.m. – Merchants close
5:00 p.m. – Afternoon court (LOCATION TO BE DETERMINED)
6:00 p.m. – Pickup pent entries + prizes
7:00 p.m. – Pent room closes
8:00 p.m. – Event closes, all attendees be off site by this time
MERCHANTS THAT WILL BE SELLING THEIR WARES:
11th Century Badger Ltd
Goblin Parlour Games
good clean fun soaps and crafts
Duchess Sir Rowan stuff
Earth and Loom
Snoods by Moniczka / Sun Moon and Starflowers
HEAVY COMBAT TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:
Bear Pit tournament. 1 point per fight, 1 point per win. There will be a max number of wins before cycling though based on attendance but no more than 5. There will also be an Elimination tournament. Last one standing is the winner. Single or Double Elimination depending on attendance.
YOUTH HEAVY COMBAT TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:
Tournament will be a prize tournament. The Wheel of Fate will choose your weapon. (Weapons will be available for all options on the wheel of fate). A casting of the dice (large and foam) will choose your (division appropriate) opponent. This will be a bear pit style tournament. 1 point for entering the list. 1 additional point for victory. There will be a prize for the most points earned as well as the fighter that shows great courtesy and chivalry.
FENCING TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:
For those participating in the Reduced armor experiment, Reduced armor will be allowed. The format will be a bear pit and an unlimited win list with wounds retained. The morning will be open for authorizations and instruction.
THE FOLLOWING RULES OF GYMNASIUM ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Non-marking shoes are required by EVERYONE, not just fighters. This includes things like buckles, spurs, hobnailed boots, etc… not just the soles themselves. Please be respectful and inform others.
Next, going to knees is forbidden. Two leg shots will suffice as a kill. Acknowledge the first leg blow from your opponent, then announce dead for the second. Armor cannot be placed on the gymnasium floor!!
There will be some bleachers to watch from… but the first few rows will be for armor dump. Please sit higher up if you’re watching and keep your armor footprint small as there is limited space. To that point, there will also be mats around on the floor for armor to go on.
For additional information regarding the event please visit the Facebook page here.
There is also information on the Ice Dragon website found here
Hope to see many of you there!!