All heed the call to Great Helm! The Barony of Tir Ysgithr wishes to invite all who read this missive to join us in celebration to discover our new Baronial Champions! March 19th and 20th, 2016 at Himmel Park, due south of the library. Site opens at 9:00am and closes at sunset. There will be both hardsuit and rapier tournaments to determine The Captains of the Guard on Saturday, March 19th. The hardsuit Great Helm Tournament is standard single opponent, double elimination sword and shield. The rapier Captain of the Guard tournament style will be a Round Robin, giving all fighters a chance to battle every other fighter. The final round will be fought between the two highest scoring fighters from the day. Cut and Thrust will be permitted at fighter discretion. Sunday March 20th, the traditional guardsman tournament weapon used will be glaive, the format TBD based on attendance. The Baronial Youth Champion tournament will be on Saturday. Youth combatants may borrow gear if they do not own their own kits. We encourage all our young fighters to come out ready to be the victor of the day!
In lieu of an evening feast, a Hunter’s Feast will be provided during the tournaments at the park on Saturday. A separate feast fee will apply for those interested in enjoying our modern spin on a Medieval standard. Hunters’ Feast Menu: We plan to serve a variety of sausages including venison, pork, and chicken, roasted root vegetables with fresh bread rolls, and fruit tarts for dessert. Bardic Champions Calling all BARDS!!! Their Excellencies will be holding the Bard of the Boar (18+) and Tantony Bard (Youth ages 5-17) competitions during the Hunter’s Feast on Saturday! The theme is Comedy and Tragedy. Each entrant must have two pieces, a story, poem or song – one to make them laugh, and one to make them cry. 11 Volume 26 January 2016 Anno Societatus L Issue 9.
Site Fee: Adults: $3.00 Child (5-17): $3.00 Child (Under 5): Free $5.00 Non-Member surcharge will apply to site fee.
Feast Fee: Adults: $6.00 Child (5-17): $3.00 Child (Under 5): Free
Please RSVP for our feast no later than 2/29/16 to our exchequer Lady Aldontza Nefaria (Renee Darling) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Site is discreetly wet. Pets are allowed if leashed. All pet owners must pick up after their pets as per city ordinance. Smoking is allowed, but please be courteous of others. Court will be at Their Excellencies’ discretion. Location: Himmel Park 1000 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716. Event Steward: Lady Elizabeth de Rose (Dawn Phull) 520-471-3820 Feast Steward: Lady Elizabeth de Rose (Dawn Phull) 520-471-3820 (email@example.com) Co-Feast Steward: Mistress Dairine Mor O hUigin, O.L. (Gael Stirler) 520-591-1327
DIRECTIONS: From the north, take I-10 to Speedway exit 257, proceed east and turn right at Treat Ave., one block past Tucson Blvd. From the south, take I-10 to Alvernon exit, proceed north, and turn left on Speedway, then proceed west and turn left at Treat Ave., past Country Club. The park is one block south of Speedway, just past the library. Parking is available on the street or in the parking lot to the west of the library. Please do not drive on the grass during set up and tear down.