Vertigo Event Schedule

Scenes from the Life of David, ca 1160-1180. Public Domain in the US

Vertigo schedule

Youth in basement

11am— byzantine chainmail bracelet
Noon— lunch
2pm— Bardic sing along
3pm— Horses 101

A&S

10am— hand spinning (rotary)
11am— hand spinning 2 (rotary)
History of quilting (rotary)
Sewing with wool (hall)

Noon— lunch

1pm— spinning wheel workshop (rotary)
Inkle weaving (rotary)
Roman dolls (hall)
2pm— Spinning wheel workshop 2 (rotary)
Renniance paintings (rotary)
Roman dolls 2 (hall)
3pm— Naalbinding (rotary)
Elizabethan embroidery (rotary)
Pick up weaving (hall)

Rattan fighting

10am— authorizations/inspections
11am— Bear pit
Noon— lunch
1230— meles/pick ups

Cut & Thrust

930am— inspections/authorizations
10am— Dagger tourney single elim for warm up
1030am- double elim tourney Iron ring tourney to follow
Noon— Lunch
1pm— Duke Ashir tournament tactics class
330pm— MoD Gavan class
Pick ups throughout the day

Archery

Long distance shoot (tentative)
IKAC
Closest to pin
Ring shoot
(Other shoots possible)

Meetings

1pm— MoY/YAFA discussion (basement)
2pm— Lillies War Committee meeting (chapel)

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Calontir to Adopt Shafted Combat Archery

Archery practice at earthen butts, c1325. The center markers are small wreaths. Detail from the Geoffrey Luttrell psalter. Public Domain in the United States

Gleaned from Facebook:


 

The Kingdom Earl Marshall Halvgrimr riddari announced at this past Crown Tournament that Calontir will be adopting the Society standards for shafted combat archery, with possibly a few variations.

Halvgrimr admonished all marshalls to familiarize themselves with the Society standards as they take immediate force in Calontir Combat Archery.

Halgrimr also acknowledged the dedication and work of THL John Bowyer in accomplishing this goal.

Donngal and Catalina are the New Princess and Princess

Bavarian engraving of a medieval tournament from the 1400s. Public domain in the US

His Grace Sir Donngal Erikson and Her Excellency Countess Catalina de Arazuri are the newest Heirs to the Crown of Calontir.

Their Majesties had declared each bout for the tournament would be best two out of three, with all byes also being fought tow out of three.

His Grace defeated His Excellency Sir Uldin of Ravenscroft in an expanded finals format; best of three in sword and shield, best of three in great sword/two handed, and best of three in spear if needed. Donngal won the sword and shield round 2-0, and the great sword round 2-1.

Many thanks to Meisterin Brigida von München for her play-by-play on the Book of Faces.

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Detail from the Hunterian Psalter, Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 229 (U.3.2) circa 1170. Public domain in the US

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A Brief History of the Duncan Tournament

Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript. Public domain in the US

Ed. Note:  HE Duncan Bruce of Logan has provided a couple of short historical articles. The following is an introduction to the Duncan Tournament, and the resulting Duncans, for those who may be unfamiliar with this part of Calontir’s history.

 


 

Many years ago, there were several young gentlemen starting in the SCA, and they were discussing names with the heralds. These men were all in different parts of Calontir, and this was before the current days of easy communication between groups. As many people do, they all started at the beginning of the alphabet looking for a good Celtic name. One by one they all came upon the name Duncan. They asked the heralds they were working with if there were any other Duncans of note in Calontir. The answer was invariably “No. There’s Duncan Bruce of Logan, but he goes by Logan, so you should be good.”
Each of those men ended up registering Duncan as part of their SCA name.
Several years later, as all of them became more active at a kingdom level, they came to realize they had inadvertently created a sort of brotherhood. The Duncan Collective was born, and you WOULD be assimilated.
One year, Duncan Fearmac MacLeod decided there were enough Duncans that there should be a Duncan Tournament at Lilies War. The prize was possession of the Duncan Brain (a brain shaped nerf football). To particpate you had to take a Duncan name for the duration. Some of the memorable ones I remember were Duncan Godjira, Isadora’s Duncan, Slam Duncan Sven, and The Old Duncan (Caught Fire). There were many others. The tournament was always fun, and usually quite silly. In fact, when it became a mark of prestige to win, the Duncans decided to end it, giving the brain to Alvira, wife of Duncan 11 of 9.
If you look in the OP you will find 16 gentles with the name Duncan, proving that it is still a popular name, despite our best efforts.
— Duncan Prime —
Sir Duncan Bruce of Logan

Prepare for the Crucible!

Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript. Public domain in the US

Denizens of Triatia, hearken unto me!

I, Baron Logan, Triatian Overlord by rightful conquest, and confirmed in that station by Their Royal Majesties Anton and Isabeau, do invite all of you to join me at the Crucible at the Crossroads.
Their Excellencies Forgotten Sea and Their Excellencies Vatavia have jointly declared me Their Magnate,to lead Their forces both on and off the field to claim the crossroads of Calontir as our own.
In the days of our great-great-grand-sires did the forces of Triatia, formed of Forgotten Sea, Carlsby, and Crescent Moon, join with those of Vatavia to claim our rightful ownership of all things Three. (Let’s not argue about who killed who to form that alliance. That’s all in the past.) Now, once again has Three Rivers challenged the forces of Triatia to come and claim that which is ours by right. For after all, what is a crossroads but the place where Three roads (plus another one.) come together? And do we not adore and defend (and covet) all things Three? Are they not ours to claim?
I call on the archers, the artisans, the banner makers, the cooks, the equestrians, the fighters, the nobles, the peasants, the servers, and the youth to come and compete. There will be activities for everyone, and all are welcome!
So come to the Crucible at the Crossroads in Puddleford and help Triatia defend that which we hold dear!
In Service to Three, and the greater glory of Calontir, I remain
— Logan —
Overlord of Triatia

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A Brief History of Triatia

Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript. Public domain in the US

Ed. Note:  HE Duncan Bruce of Logan has provided a couple of short historical articles. The following is an introduction to Triatia for those who may be unfamiliar with it.


For those of you too young to have been there, or too old to remember, here is a brief (and biased) history of Triatia.
Triatia consisted of the Barony of Forgotten Sea and the Shires of Carlsby and Crescent Moon. It was ruled over by the Lizard King Sir Otto. Since there weren’t enough fighting events to suit His Imperial Majesty, he declared war on Vatavia.
It was a wonderful event that included a Base Brawl game, where the batter had to hit a softball with a single sword, and then run the bases, killing the person guarding each base. Since the rules didn’t state that the person guarding abase had to stay there, His Lordship Tomeki (this shows you how long ago it was) ran from third base to help defend first. The umpire (Her Ladyship Eleanor Isabeau D’Autun ) said he couldn’t do that. An argument ensued, he kicked dirt on her boots, she ejected him from the game, and it ended with a bench clearing brawl. What a great time.
There was a second Triatian War, about which the details are much fuzzier in this reporter’s memory, except for the rock bowling, in which Sir Eringlen bowled a rock through the walls of someone’s modern nylon tent.
The third and final Triatian War was with Three Rivers, to claim the rights to all things Three. It was a cold and rainy day, that culminated with His Grace Shadan in a prom dress in a dunk tank. Oh, and His Majesty Rorik declared the war a tie and everyone should go home friends. The only other comment of note was Sir Lars wanting to take home the clay that was made by churning the straw in the battlefield into the mud created by the bridge battle to make pots.
I said it was brief, didn’t I?
— Logan —