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May Day in Fenix

June 2 @ 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM EDT

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Barony of Fenix Invites You To May Day In Fenix

June 2, 2018   9 am to 9 pm

East Fork State Park
Turkey Ridge Shelter, 3294 Elklick Road
Tate Township, Ohio 45106

Adult Day Registration (18+): $15
Adult Day Member Discount Registration (18+): $10
Child Day Registration (6-17): $5
Child Day Registration (0-5): Free
Family Cap Registration: $30

May Day is an Annual event held by the Barony of Fenix. Due to scheduling conflicts, it is held the first weekend of June this year. Schedule is below (check often for updates!).

Due to site restrictions, Archery will not be featured at this event.

IF YOU ARE BRINGING A MINOR OF WHICH YOU ARE NOT THE LEGAL GUARDIAN YOU WILL NEED
TO BRING A FILLED OUT COPY OF THIS FORM AND A NOTORIZED COPY OF THIS FORM.
KINGDOM RULES CHANGE: THE MEDICAL FORM NOW ONLY REQUIRES A WITNESS

Full Schedule:

9:00 Troll Opens Heavy List open for inspections
9:30 Rapier list open for inspections
10:00 William Marshal Heavy Tourney begins (3-5 person teams)
10:00 Class – Lucet for Beginners  Lady Lynne Fairchild
10:30 Rapier Bear pit tourney begins
10:30 Youth Combat open for authorizations
10:30 Class – Friendship bracelets (Children) Lady Lynne Fairchild
11:00 Youth Combat list opens
11:00 Class – Sewing 101: Hood making Baroness Verena Entenwirth
12:00 Break for Lunch on both lists Lunch Tavern Opens
1:00 Youth combat lists closes
1:00 Class – Pickup weaving Lady Rose de la Cumbe
1:00 Heavy List reopens Melee / Unbelted practice
1:00 Rapier List reopens 3 out of 5 Round Robin Tourney
2:00 Lunch Tavern closes
2:00 Class – Understanding / using hand saws Lord Wilhelm von Glier
3:00 Class – Making award medallions Octoris
4:00 Both heavy and rapier lists close
5:00 Pre-court snacks served
6:00 Court (or at TRM pleasure)

Rapier and Heavy Fighting  Schedule:

9:00 Troll Opens Heavy List open for inspections
9:30 Rapier list open for inspections
10:00 William Marshal Heavy Tourney begins (3-5 person teams)
10:30 Rapier Bear Pit Tourney begins
12:00 Break for Lunch on both lists Lunch Tavern Opens
1:00 Heavy List reopens Melee / Unbelted practice
1:00 Rapier List reopens 3 out of 5 Round Robin Tourney
4:00 Both heavy and rapier lists close
6:00 Court (or at TRM pleasure)

A&S class schedule:

10am – Lucet for Beginners, taught by Lady Lynne Fairchild

10:30am – Making Friendship Bracelets (for children and adults who are interested), taught by Lady Lynne Fairchild

11am – Sewing 101; Hood making.
Learn to make either a early period ( norse) or later (14th century) type hood. Will cover basic hood patterning, handsewing, and finishing/seam treatments. Bring 1.5 yards of linen or wool. Thread, needles, and handout will be supplied. Some Fabric will be available for $15. Taught by Baroness Verena Entenwirth

1pm – Pickup Weaving
Are you familiar with inkle weaving and now you want to learn a method with patterns? Pickup weaving is a great alternative to tablet weaving – it does not require any additional materials (like cards) and is still able to produce beautiful patterns. This class will be a demo style; we will cover the difference in technique between inkle and pickup, creating patterns, warping the loom, the basics of pickup weaving, and pattern resources. This class will be most beneficial if you already know how to inkle weave. Taught by Lady Rose de la Cumbe

2pm – Understanding and Using Hand Saws
Taught by Lord Wilhelm von Gier
Put away the jig saw and sawzall and learn how to make fast, clean cuts with your old hand saws. This class will teach you to use carpenter’s saws, back saws, coping saws, jeweler’s saws, and hack saws. You’ll also learn how to sharpen a saw (yes, you are supposed to sharpen some of them) and tune it to perform better than you imagined possible. Feel free to bring your own saws for discussion.

3pm – Making Award Medalliolns

Demonstration on how an easy piece of jewelry can be made to enhance, a Torch enameled Award.
Taught by Octoris

There will be prizes for the tournaments, including the Gold and Silver Roses for chivalry and prowess.

If you are interested in teaching a class, please contact Amy Glier.
We are currently still seeking a Rapier Marshal-In-Charge for the event.

A note on directions. The address will take you to the park itself and the main office. When you come in, and reach the office, please keep going and you will see the sign for our area on the right. If you reach the lake you’ve gone too far. Of course it will be easier to find with the SCA signs! Or enter the following pin in Google Maps: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2Fmaps%2FiGo8jycF6QR2&h=ATPNXgNxKWqBrV0-C7n5yPlx6nalkX-H4V_t39hrQ4xBktDRASKlrenyQH64GhRZPnqLmZ6r-50xu3eFGjzR76FNtpNJT9fE23GpQMYTTP13uPGsTXR6MowcaPuwtG3E&s=1

Event Stewards: Mughain nic Cairt Ciannact, Frigga Viljhalmirsdottir
Rachel Blackburn ~ rachelr.blackburn@gmail.com ~ 502-303-4452

Site is an Ohio State Park, therefore DRY.

Link to sign up for a shift at gate/troll: https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2298627/false#/invitation

The following was pasted from a discussion of the tournament, planned by Sir Amaranth: (Please note: these are a work in progress, subject to change)

As Marshal in Charge at May Day this year, I plan of having a William Marshal style ransom tourney, and then melees based upon the siege of Antioch.

This year we will celebrate the 799th year since the death of William Marshal. The spirit of the day is to replicate the tourneys of the 12th and 13th centuries during the time of The Marshal. William Marshal served 4 kings, and has been considered by many to be the greatest knight who ever lived. Next year will be the 800th anniversary of his death. I volunteered to sponsor for May Day a William Marshal style ransom tourney since this is the 25th year since my elevation into the Order of the Chivalry.

The tourney I have in mind will have combatants on teams of 3-5, to be determined based on how many we have show up. You don’t have to bring a team, which can be formed on the spot. Ransoms will be collected individually, when an opponent is bested. Each team will have a base. Any bested fighter will “captured” and have to be returned to that base. Ransoms may be collected later, at the end of each round. You will have 30 seconds after besting an opponent to “capture” them. If you are attacked by their teammates on the way to your base, they may run away. So collecting the ransom on a bested opponent is not a sure thing. It will require teamwork to return your captured fighter to your base.

TEAMS- to be chosen at the beginning of the tournament. We will attempt to make the sides even and fair. As well attempt to keep whole units together. There will basically be two sides, or bases, but you can work as teams. The tourney I have in mind will have combatants on teams of 3-5, to be determined based on how many we have show up. You don’t have to bring a team, which can be formed on the spot. We will try to limit Chivalry to 1 per team.

RANSOMING- once killed a combatant takes a knee. And counts to 30 (this does not have to be out loud).

Then is either:
1) is escorted by opposing team to the Resurrection point for Ransom.
Or
2) time runs out and they return to their own Resurrection point to resurrect.

Ransoms can be anything. A sword length of rattan. Bottles of home brew. A pouch. Etc. Payment to be negotiated between combatants. It can be a service, ie… carrying armor after the battle. Ransoms buy your continued participation in any round. Ransoms should be commiserate with rank. No one can be mundanely required to pay ransom. They simply buy your continued participation in the that round of the tourney.

Eleanor Aquitaine Claus: a member of the gallery can provide Ransom and is encouraged to do so. Especially if you deem the combatant Worthy.

Landless Combatants- each round people without Ransom may join in. To be marked with a distinct color of tape. Once these combatants are bested they are cannot return to combat.

The spirit of the day is to replicate the arms and armor of 12th an 13th century tournaments.

Armor restrictions:
One likely rule would be to favor wearers of chainmail, and a closed face great helm….the armor of the day. So, it would take 3 counted blows to best this armor with a single handed sword. Face thrusts will kill an opponent with an open face helm (no Ransom). Close faced helms will be proof against face thrusts. All other strikes are treated as normal SCA combat conventions.

If you are wearing hidden armor, so that it looks like you are wearing a tunic, it will be treated as having the protection of a tunic. A single hit will disable you.
Weapons must have a profile or a head of a medieval weapon (no straight stick rattan polearms). Split rattan is ok, if it looks like a pole weapon.
9 foot Spears are fine.

There will be four or five short rounds (10-15 min. Depending on how many combatants

The prize will be handed out after the last round, to the fighter deemed to best represent the spirit of William Marshal.

All SCA authorization, armor and weapons standards apply to the tournament.
All normal SCA combat rules apply. Example- telling blow to limbs loss of the limb.

 

Details

Date:
June 2
Time:
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Venue

East Fork State Park
3294 Elklick Road
Tate Township, Ohio 45106 United States
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