GAWD AWFUL GRAIL
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Brace yourselves! The time is upon us once again where the Gawd Awful Grail must find a new unfortunate soul to house it’s hideousness! There will be tournaments
for hard suit unbelted fighters, rapier, and youth combat. The “winner” of each fighting style will be “awarded” with keeping the gawd awful vessels for each category, for the next year. The Baronial archery championship will be held on the Saturday before and awarded at Gawd Awful Grail event on Sunday April 5th. There will be other exciting activities as well!
The Easter Laurel will be making an appearance and hosting an Easter Egg Hunt with the youth. Also Tir Ysgithr will be hosting the Magnificent 7 Largesse derby competition! We are in need of Largesse to bestow to our fellow Baronies, our Highnesses and Majesties and to deserving Lords and Ladies for their good works throughout the year. An admirable trend we have seen throughout the Known World that has been a fun method to gather such largesse has been to sponsor a Largesse Derby. Some have done the “Dirty Dozen Derby” or the “Quick Six Derby” – We have chosen the “MAGNIFICENT SEVEN DERBY” as our Kingdom has 7 Baronies and we thought it would be a manageable number of items to complete. An entrant may certainly present more than 7 items at the end of the day should they wish to donate more, but for the competition, seven items are all that is required.
All entrants must create 7 items (either all the same thing-same color; same thing-different colors; different things – but like size) that are suitable for Largesse in an Early Period/Medieval/Renaissance style for use in the SCA.
7 caps or coifs
7 embroidered handkerchiefs
7 leather cup holders suitable to hang from a belt
7 children’s toys
7 pairs of earrings
7 handmade soaps
7 drawstring bags
All entries must be tagged with the name of the person who crafted or donated them and ready to be gifted the day of the competition. We will have tables available for display of the items throughout the event and will announce the winner in closing court. Items DO NOT need to be documentable! This is not an Arts and Sciences competition. Items should not have heraldry on them as they are meant to be able to be given to a broad range of recipients.
The winner will be chosen by Populace Choice. We will have counters/ beads and cups available and whomever gets the most beads will be declared the winner. In the event of a tie, Her Excellency Magdalen will settle the decision. TRMs will be attending and rumor has it they will be showing off their best gawd awful garb! So come join us for a fun filled day at Himmel Park and proudly wear your best gawd awful garb! The site is discreetly wet, no glass bottles please, and please dispose of glass bottles off site.
Location: Himmel Park – just south of the library (library address=1035 N Treat Ave)
Site opens at 9am and closes at 5pm