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Boars Hunt All Champions

June 28, 2013 to June 30, 2013
Aquaterra

Snohomish County, WA

Autocrat:

Join us in the beautiful Barony of Aquaterra as we combine our Annual Boar's Hunt with All Champions! There will be a hunt, Arts and Sciences demos, classes, and competitions, and more!

The Hunt! The Great Hunter with a spear, the Dogs with daggers, chasing the Deer with 2 swords, the Bears with 2 mass weapons (mace or axe) or 1 great weapon, and the Boars with 2 short swords! Who will prevail? Who will be awarded the Best in each category? Come to see the chase through the woods and the results on Saturday!  

After the Hunt, there will be The Doggie Dagger Tournament! Held in Merchant's Row, the format will be dependent on the number of participants. Come participate or cheer on your fighters!

Marshall In Charge is Baron Styrr Olafsson.

The Tavern will be open Saturday to celebrate the hunt, menu to come! This will be a Period meal, in keeping with the Hunt theme, for the bargain price of $6 per person, payable at Gate. Seats are limited! While enjoying your amazing meal, you can listen to the Bardic Champion competitors recite their entries to become the Barony's Bardic Champion! Purchase of meal not necessary to come listen to our Best Bards as they compete. 

Tavern Menu:

Rolls w/butter
Fresh Fruit
Dried Fruit
Nuts
Assorted Cheeses

Main Course:
Stuffed Pork Loin Served with a Plum sauce
Vegetable Tarts

Desserts:
Apple/Plum Tarts
Cookies

Youth Activities at Aquaterra’s Boars Hunt / All Champions

Family Activities

Check in at the Family Activities Pavilion to see what they have in store for you!

Arts and Sciences Classes

If you would like your youth to participate in a particular class in the A&S Pavilion, check with the teacher!  Don’t forget you will have to stay with them while they are in the class, but that just means you can learn something too!

Youth Armored Combat HUNT!

A Youth Hunt will immediately follow the Heavy Hunt in the woods!

Boar's Hunt Arts and Sciences

Largesse challenge

Presented by HL Adeliza a Donyng

The challenge - Make 6 of a largess type item (same or similar) and present them at opening court for all to see or bring them to A&S within an hour of opening court. Make sure items are discreetly marked with the entrant's name. The winner will be awarded at court that night and will be given one of each entry, 2nd place (if there are enough contestants) gets a choice of 2 items, and the rest goes to largesse. For a better understanding of what largesse is, check this out: http://wiki.antir.sca.org/index.php?title=Largesse

Iron Needle Challenge

Presented by HL Adeliza a Donyng

This contest will also be largesse focused. This will start right after opening court. Adeliza will be at A&S for an hour after opening court with supplies for competitors, but competitors should bring their own tools and any supplies they specifically would like to have on hand. The competition will end Sunday morning early enough so the winner can be announced at closing court. This time will be nailed down as the event schedule gets finalized. There will be an adult and a youth category.  Contact Her Ladyship Adeliza at Adeliza@rocketmail.com

Aquaterra Culinary Guild Interactive Demos

Presented by Baroness Fiamma the Unquenchable

Food on Sticks 

Class description: Food on Sticks: Easy period recipes for foods cooked on a skewer over fire. We will cook cheese and bread, grilled mushrooms, meatballs, roasted apples and play that "absurd game of cooks", Eggs on a Spit. Students get to eat what they make. Please inform the teacher of any food allergies or sensitivities.

What students should bring:  We will be cooking over open flame, so an apron, oven mitt or leather gloves will be handy; long hair tied back or covered, avoid long trailing sleeves. Bring a chair, a plate and a beverage or a cup for water. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.


Cooking over a fire

Class description:  Cooking over a fire: Come prepare some easy medieval recipes cooked over a fire in period pottery. We will also learn a simple and quick bread recipe cooked in a Dutch oven. While the Dutch ovens we use today are not totally period, we can use them to imitate a period method of cooking and baking bread over a fire.

What students should bring:  We will be cooking over open flame, so an apron, oven mitt or leather gloves will be handy; long hair tied back or covered, avoid long trailing sleeves. Bring a chair, a plate and a beverage or a cup for water. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Knitting Class

Presented by Lady Sabina di Zorzi

This will be a basic 'knitting in the round' class to get you started on any number of period items, from basic bags to hats and socks. There we will have some information on period knitting available and some yarn (non-period) for those that need it, as well as home-made wooden needles in case you don't have your own to use during the class. You are welcome to purchase them for $2 if you would like to keep them.  If you have advanced knitting questions, feel free to ask those as well! 

Spoon Carving Class

Presented by HL Thorbjorn Inn Mikligerzki

He will be teaching his spoon carving class to students at his merchant booth! He can teach one or two students at a time, so bring your leather gloves and good hand strength, $2 for the spoon blank and the written materials, and stop by his booth to sign up for a time slot. He will provide the carving tools for you to use during your session. He has taught this as an Ithra class, so if you would like to get credit for it, speak to the local Ithra Chancellor, HL Elewys of Finchingefeld at karen@ostheller.net.

 Persona Tea 11am Sunday – Presented by Marguerite

HL Marguerite fitz William has graciously agreed to host a Persona Development Tea!  This will be a casual class / conversation to help those that are trying to figure out how to develop their personas as well as "live it" while enjoying an everyday nicety of tea.  Beginners welcome!  Feel free to ask questions or just come to practice being in persona!  Please bring your feast-cup to fill with your choice of tea.

Schedule for the event. All times are SCA times, and therefore subject to change. 

Friday

1pm- site opens for populace

Midnight- gate closes

Saturday
8am - gate opens
9am - opening court – Champions present yourselves!

                            – Largesse Challenge entries due
After morning court – Boars Hunt and A&S activities begin

30 minutes after morning court – Thrown Weapons range opens for practice

11 am Thrown Weapons Championship

2pm – Rapier and Archery Championships

A&S Championship – Peterson building
6pm - evening court / gate closes
After evening court - the Tavern opens with the Games and Bardic Championships

Sunday
8am - gate opens
9am - morning court
After morning court – Heavy and YAC Championships

  – Boars Hunt Archery Shoot

11am – Persona Tea

Noon - Gate closes

3pm - Closing court

 

5pm - site closes

All Champions Contests:

Bardic Arts Championship

There is still plenty of time to get your performances ready and your documentation written up for the Aquaterra Bardic Championship. The championship contest will be held on Saturday June 29.  The honor of a champion is great and the required duties are small.
 
Those that wish to compete must send a letter or e-mail message to the Baron and Baroness of Aquaterra and the current Bardic Champion declaring their intent to compete for the position Aquaterra Bardic Champion. 
 
The format of the competition will be:


Three performance pieces:

  • Two pieces must be fully documented to SCA period with a minimum of one primary reference.
  • The third piece should be at the very least SCA appropriate (this includes filk and original pieces) but does not need to be documented.
  • One of the performance pieces should have some element of humor or comedy.

Competitors will be required to provide printed copies of their documentation for each of the three judges.
 
If you don't know where to send your email letter of intent to compete or have any other questions contact the current Bardic Champion (nigelofcompton@gmail.com). Email addresses for the Baron and Baroness are baron@aquaterra.antir.sca.org and baroness@aquaterra.antir.sca.org

 

 

Arts and Sciences Championship

OBJECTIVE:
The main point of the discussion criteria for the submitted project is for the creator to be able to discuss not only the total project and use, but to be able to know what the lineage of a specific material, knowing its original source, who produced or processed the material, the value of the material and the difficulty in acquiring that specific material for use in the presented project.

Each submission must have the following criteria.

Item(s) will be related, however creatively, to horses - per Her Excellency's whim. This can mean anything from actual horse equipment, to a good yarn.

Objects cannot have been entered into an A&S competition previously. Judging criteria on workmanship, artistry, documentation, etc. will follow Kingdom A&S competition standards- see this link for the Baronial judging forms: HERE

Discussion should include a brief mention of the details below:

A) How the object would have been used in period

B) Who would have owned the object

c) Object entered may be unfinished, if construction time is lengthy

D) Describe at least one item that inspired the project. It can be something that is similar to your object, from a "cousin" culture and time period (within a 100-year range).

E) What materials were used and how it was constructed

F) Where and when at least one of the construction materials would have been found in period and what it would have "cost" to obtain (rough estimate from your research)

Example> gold fittings may have cost as much as a horse or raw wool may have cost a duck at the local market in the next town.

G) Would the materials used to create the object have been found in your country and time period? If not, where would the materials been found during your time period? What is the likelihood this object really existed? Where and by whom would it have been made?

Letter of Intent to compete deadline is June 15th to allow time to seek the judging panel.

Please contact Kometessa Octavia with any questions about this new contest format: aq_octavia(at)yahoo.com Octavia Laodice
Kometessa An Tir AS XXVI, OGdS
Citizen of An Tir, Barony of Aquaterra

Baronial Rapier Championship


Unfortunately, Aquaterra Duelist Champion, Lord Sebastian von Aterdorff will not be able to attend the Champion's Tourney this year. He did create the outline for this year's competition and HL Vredric Utgar die Wild has graciously agreed to run it for Their Excellencies. Utgar requested that I post this for all to see! This will be one of many championship competitions at this year's All Champions held at the Masonic Family Park, June 28th through 30th.

If three or more Duelists are present to compete, let them all practice and warm-up with a round robin or a period of pickup matches. At a specified time, all are to assemble at the designated place. Since by nature a duel is a one shot deal then this shall be as well. Some manner of "drawing straws" will determine the first to challenge another to a duel. The defeated is now a spectator. Of the remaining, including the previous victor, straws are drawn again and again there is a challenge and a duel. This continues until there is but one left. ****

Each duel is a kill shot only match, no arming or legging. Each duelist will bring to the duel their choice of equipment (dagger, buckler, empty hand, etc). A double kill is exactly that and both are out. Should this happen in the last duel so that no victor remains, all duelists are revived and the process starts over. Should one duelist remain after a double kill that had not yet been challenged, then that duelist is the Champion because clearly all others were afraid to challenge him.****

Should only two duelists arrive to compete, either a single duel as described above or a best of 5 or 7.****

 

Baronial Archery Championship

There will be an archery competition for Champions combined with Boars Hunt on Saturday, June 29th. All
are welcome to participate.

Archers wishing to compete for the honor of Archery Champion for the Barony of Aquaterra are invited to send a letter of intent to
Her Excellency, Baroness Sineidin at sera.kendal@gmail.com and to myself at lance.parrow@yahoo.com no later than June 21, 2013.

Thank you and Good Luck to all.

Yours in Service:
HL Torn of Froghaven
aka Lance Parrow

Baronial Youth Armored Combat Championship

The All Champions Tourney is scheduled for the Sunday of the Boars Hunt/ All Champions Weekend.  The qualifications for the Baronial Championship are posted below this write up, so please read this over carefully for there are some specific items that might affect those youths currently in the YAC program. I bring this up not to try and dissuade anybody from entering the tourney, but to make sure they understand that this is different from a normal tournament.

I will address one item in particular. Youths from all three divisions are welcome to enter the tournament, however, the Baronial Champion will be chosen from the Dragon Division only for reasons of duty and responsibility.

For those who wish to enter, please inform me of your intention after sending your letter of intent (email) to the Baron or Baroness, (this is so I have a good idea of who will all be attending).

If you have questions regarding the letter of intent, please let me know.

Please find below the specific requirements and format for the YAC Tournament.

COMPETITION FORMAT
a) The entrants must attend morning court the day of the tournament and be prepared to present themselves to their Excellencies along with the other competitors when they are called forth for the invocation.  

b) The entrants must present themselves to the YAC Warden following court the day of the tournament to declare their intentions to enter the competition.
c) The entrants must have a parent or guardian present at all times during the competition.
d) The entrant must pass armor inspection and have a clear understanding of the rules of combat as set forth in the An Tir Book of Youth Armoured Combat.
e) It should be understood that youth champions, as opposed to adult champions, may not be considered officers of the SCA and shall have no corporate responsibilities.
f) The tournament will be fought in a round robin format. All combatants will be allowed to fight each other at least once. At the end, the two combatants with the highest ratio of wins to loses will fight in a separate "finals tournament" the format being the best two out of three.
g) The “Finals Tournament” will be a best out of three separate bouts. In the past, theses competitions have each featuring a different set of weapons; Sword & Shield, Great Swords & Glaves.  However, I will give the two finalists a choice as to which weapons they would like to use in the Finals bout.

Please Note: If used, the Great Weapons will be supplied to the combatants but it is expected they will bring their own sword & shield.

HL Jólgeirr Álarson
YAC Warden, Barony of Aquaterra 
boshorde@gmail.com

Baron Steinolf: baron@aquaterra.antir.sca.org
Baroness Sineidin: baroness@aquaterra.antir.sca.org

 

Baronial Equestrian Championship

Their Excellencies Steinolf Ketilsson and Sineidin inghean an Bhiadtaigh, Baron and Baroness of Aquaterra, are pleased to announce the Equestrian Championship of the Barony of Aquaterra.  Like last year, this competition will be in the form of a quest, which officially begins at Aquaterra's All Champions/ Boars Hunt (June 28-30, 2013).

Scores from any equestrian contest held at any SCA event in the Knowne World will count towards the total accrued score (including those which occur between the date of this announcement and the official invocation at All Champions/Boars Hunt). Competitors will need to get the Equestrian Marshal in Charge (EMIC) to verify their placing in the event, the event name/date, and the number of competitors, as this is part of the scoring calculations. Scores for the Championship must be submitted by Friday September 20th, 2013 and the Equestrian Champion of Aquaterra shall be announced and inducted during Evening Court at Banner War.

Scoring Information:

Competitors get points based on their overall standing for an event anywhere in the SCA:

1st place= 5 points x the number of competitors

2nd= 4 x # of competitors

3rd= 3 points x # of competitors

4th place= 2 points x # of competitors

5th place= 1 point x # of competitors

1 Point for every event competed but not placed in

Just like in archery, the competitors score will be based on an average of their top three scores – this means that every candidate will need to compete in a minimum of three equestrian competitions, but the greater the number of events, the better the chance for a good score.

Eligibility:

· All entrants must be paid members of the SCA, Inc.

· All entrants must be at least 18 years of age.

· All entrants must present themselves in Opening Baronial Court on Saturday morning at All Champions/Boars Hunt when the competitors for each competition are called forth, to proclaim their intent to enter the Aquaterra Championship and receive and Invocation.

· All entrants must submit proof of membership, modern and SCA names and complete contact information (e-mail if applicable and phone number) right after Opening Court (or with their Letter of Intent).  Failure to provide proof of membership will result in immediate disqualification.  Entrants must assume responsibility for reading the rules of the Championship and complying with all parts of those rules.

For more information see the event website:http://www.antir.sca.org/Upcoming/?Event_ID=3319 or contact HL Marguerite fitz William, Baronial Equestrian Officerm_fitzwilliam@msn.com

Please submit your Letter of Intent either electronically to Their Excellencies and the Baronial Equestrian Officer, or by hand before opening court.

Email addresses:
Baron Steinolf: baron@aquaterra.antir.sca.org
Baroness Sineidin: baroness@aquaterra.antir.sca.org
Event Steward: Arnora Jonsdottir arnora.jonsdottir@gmail.com

Heavy Weapons Championship

 – Current Champion: HL James Carreg O’Gywen

This will be run in a classic format which will depend on the number of competitors.  Please submit your letter of intent to Their Excellencies and the current Heavy Champion by Opening Court.

Marksmanship Championship (Thrown Weapons)

 – Current Champion: Lord Phydeaux Weir

We will be doing a standard three weapons round and two novelty throws for a total points combined for the win.  We will start practice 30 min. after court and start the competition at 11 am as it will take several hours to complete the competition.

Gamesmanship Championship

 – Presented by Lady Rhiannon Boyle

This year the Games Championship will be held during the Tavern night on Saturday.

Each contestant will need to teach a period game, learn a second period game and play Fox and Geese as both the Fox and Geese or Htafl as both the King and Invaders.

AQUATERRA CHAMPIONSHIPS - DUTIES & PRIVILEGES OF THE CHAMPION

 

To swear an oath of fealty or service to the Barony

To defend the honor and prestige of the Barony and the Kingdom of An Tir, whenever challenged.

To support the Barony in war and/or enter A&S competition for war points.

To attend and support Aquaterra events such as Boars Hunt in June, Warren War in August, Banner War in September, and Ursulmas in January.  The Champion will be expected to return to defend their title or pass along title and regalia to the next Victor at the following year's Championship competition in March or April, unless permission is received from the Coronet not to do so.

To stand behind the chairs during Baronial Court at events.

To maintain membership in the Society during the champion's term of service.

To speak or act in the Coronets' name when delegated to do so.

To actively further the interests of the area of endeavor through teaching the populace of Aquaterra or through performance.

To suggest an outline to the Coronets for the competition in their area of expertise in the following year's Championship. 

 

ELIGIBILITY

All entrants must be paid members of SCA, Inc.

All entrants must be at least 18 years of age except Youth Armored Combat Champion who will be determined from the Dragon Division.

ALL ENTRANTS, including those for the martial arts, must present themselves in Opening Baronial Court on the day of the Championship when the competitors for each competition are called forth, to proclaim their intent to enter the Aquaterra Championship and receive the Invocation.

ALL ENTRANTS competitors must submit proof of membership, modern and SCA names, and complete contact information (email if applicable, and phone) at the beginning of their competition on the day of the Championship.  Failure to provide proof of membership will result in immediate disqualification.

Photocopy of current membership card, modern and SCA names, and complete contact information (email if applicable, and phone). 

 

Email addresses:

Baron Steinolf:             baron@aquaterra.antir.sca.org

Baroness Sineidin:       baroness@aquaterra.antir.sca.org 

 

Entrants must assume responsibility for reading the rules of the specific Championship contest desired and complying with all parts of those rules.

If you have sent in your Letter of Intent, but have not received a confirmation that it was received, please send to the Autocrat team so we can be sure it was recieved.

Merchants:

There is not a merchant fee at this event. Merchants and the members of their crews can reserve with Sabina to get their names on an early entry list to get in at noon. If you need electricity, there is a fee for that paid directly to the site at the Mason's gate (which is before our gate) for $10 a night. Please let Sabina know the size of your booth so we can be sure we plan accordingly. We are going to continue to have merchants in the field where Vendor's Row usually is at that site, but we are going to allow merchants to spread out if needed in that field to avoid some of the puddles that have been there in the past.

Merchant coordinator: Lady Sabina di Zorzi. Email: SabinadiZorzi@yahoo.com

The Creativity Works-'I create and sell clothing and accessories for both adult and child alike in early period style with the occasional foray into late period style.

The Blackend Buzzard-'the SCA roving garage sale'

Wooden Dragons - www.woodendragons.com

The End is Nigh

Eviless Stash - www.eviless-stash.com

The Wooden Spoon

The Norse Gypsy Forge

Crafts by Grace - Neckcoolers , Custom Garb, Ice cream(prepackaged), Pics

and more!

***Due to family issues, Temple Caffeinea will be unable to attend Boar's Hunt. We will miss them, and our thoughts are with the Temple family.

Gate Schedule

Friday - Site opens at 11 am for merchants, 1 pm for populace. 

Gate closes at 12pm (midnight)

Saturday - Gate open 8 am-6 pm

Sunday - Gate open 8 am-noon. 

Site closes Sunday at 5 pm. 

 

Trash service will be offered at a donation of $2 per bag. Watch and listen for the truck to 'bring out your dead'!

 

Site Fees- Adult (18 and over) $20.00 weekend / $15.00 day - a $5.00 MEMBER DISCOUNT applies for adult paid members.

Children/Youth (6-17) $12.00 weekend / $5.00 day

Family Cap - $54.00

Children 5 and under are free! 

For information regarding bringing minors to events, see here:  http://aquaterra.antir.sca.org/files/2011%20Unofficial%20Guide%20to%20brining%20Minors%20to%20SCA%20Events.pdf

Please make checks payable to "SCA Inc. Barony of Aquaterra" 

* For RV Reservations, please contact Baroness Arianne at archeress@frontier.com

 Hurry space is limited!

 

*As always, volunteers are needed (and greatly appreciated), especially for Gate! Notify the Autocrat team if you would like to volunteer.

 

"In regards to marijuana laws, all SCA participants should follow modern law, both State and Federal. As it is still illegal under Federal law, marijuana is prohibited at SCA functions.

Jan 2013 Board Meeting."

Site Info:
Name: Masonic Family Park
24310 Mountain Loop Hwy
Granite Falls, WA 98252

Directions to Site:

From I-5, take US-2 (East toward Wenatchee). Take WA-204 to Lake Stevens. Turn left (North) onto WA-9. Turn right onto WA-92 (East toward Granite Falls). WA-92 ends in a T-intersection in Granite Falls -- turn left onto Mountain Loop Hwy. The site entrance is 4.5 miles from this point, and will be on your left. Watch for SCA signs.



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