A message from Her Majesty regarding the Queens Rapier
Queens Rapier Championship is fast approaching. In
preparation We would like to share the following information
concerning the tournament and Our plans for the Processional.
The Processional will be held during Opening Court on Saturday
morning. We ask that the rapier community show as much pageantry as
possible. We would love to see everyone in their fancy
clothes and to bring your personal banners to display.
The order of the Processional will be simple this year, based on
the individual fighters rapier OP rank:
1. Kingdom and Principality champions
2. MoD (by OP)
3. White Scarf (by OP)
4. All other entrants (by OP)
Remember you are fighting to honor your inspiration. It is
preferable for inspirations to be present for the processional,
tournament, and finals. Please put some thought into your
introduction. The Queen would like to hear your name, your
inspiration's name, and your requested intention to fight in the
Preparation for the tournament will occur after Opening court.
This is to allow fighters time to get into their fighting gear.
There will be a quick processional before the tournament to
create a challenge round.
The format of the tournament will be once more be a sweet 16. We
will have 4 fields and will be holding a round robin in each field.
The top 4 fighters in each field will advance to a single
elimination tournament. The finals will be best 2 out of 3.
As part of the desire for pageantry we will be using shield
boards this year. Please be prepared and have a shield board with
your heraldry on one side, and your name on the other. Shield
boards for the Lists in An Tir are expected to be of the following
dimensions 4 x 3.75, should have holes drilled in the center top
and center bottom no less than 3/16 in diameter and no more than
7/16 from the top edge and no more than 7/16 from the bottom edge.
Further the board should be thin enough to be hung by the hooks
(about 1/8). It is my hope some extra boards will be available on
the day at the list table. Please do not count of this. Come
If you brought banners for the processional plan to keep them
out on display. Pageantry is welcome.
Some rules for the tournament. Period looking shoes will be
required. No tennis shoes will be permitted. No equipment bags will
be allowed in the room. The room is too small to have the bags
present. Think about leaving them in you room or car and just
bringing in what you need. We need to keep those area around the
field clear for people moving around the fields and populous to
watch. No case or 2 handed weapons will be allowed in the
If you are not fighting and are willing to help marshal the
tournament please contact the MIC prior to the day.
Preregistration is now open for QRC! Follow the link below for
Queen's Rapier Championship List Preregistration
and Sciences Championship
For information regarding the Arts and Sciences Championship
please go to the An Tir Arts and Sciences webpage.
Here is the Ithra class schedule. All classes are on Saturday.
Class registration will be after morning court on Saturday next to
Schedule (All classes are scheduled for Saturday):
11am- 1pm: Who is Oscar? And why should I know him?
2:30-4:30pm: Assisi, Italian Long Arm Cross Stitch
11am -1pm: Humors, Uroscopy, and the Doctrine of Signatures
2:30-4:30pm: 5th Century BCE Athenian Theatre
11am -1pm: Tablet Weaving: Introduction to Double-face,
2-3pm: Applying Classical Fencing Pedagogy to Renaissance Rapier
3:30-4:30pm: Advanced rapier and dagger fencing technique.
Who is Oscar? And why should I know
Submission Process for the Non-Herald
Anne Rose Smythe
An Tir is a 'self-serve' submissions Kingdom. What this means is
the submitter is responsible for sending submission paperwork to
the An Tir College of Heralds. Sometimes, this means that the
submitter hasn't had any face to face contact with a herald. This
class will review the process, and tools used by the College of
Heralds and College of Arms to register names and armory.
Assisi, Italian Long Arm Cross
Kassandra of Dragonâ��s Laire
$2.00 for materials and handout. All supplies
Max 8 students
Long arm is stitching one leg of the cross stitch longer than
the other. Design is a beautiful weaving pattern.
Assisi is a method of voiding, in which the background is worked
and the design is left empty.
Students must know how to count cross stitch.
Students will leave with a project in hand.
Applying Classical Fencing Pedagogy to Renaissance
Magnifico Luciano Foscari
Class Size Max: 16
In this class we will discuss applying classical fencing
pedagogy, as taught at the San Jose Fencing Masterâ��s Program, to
the teaching of Renaissance rapier. We will discuss the
organization of actions, creating a lesson plan, and teaching tips.
Students should bring full rapier kit.
Advanced rapier and dagger fencing
Max. 10 people.
Students will need to have a rapier and dagger.
5th Century BCE Athenian Theatre
Andromache of Lesbos
A generalized lecture on Ancient Athenian Theatre during the 5th
century. To include genres of theatre performed, production of the
play, and the playwrights of the time frame.
Humors, Uroscopy, and the Doctrine of
Class Max: 20
A beginner class that is part of the An Tir Apothecary Guild
Basics" class set. This class focuses on some of the diagnostic
beliefs within our period. The main theories that will be covered
are Humoral theory, which cover Warm, Cool, Dry and Moist illnesses
and herbs, Uroscopy, the inspection of urine, and Doctrine of
Signatures, that states that herbs resembling various parts of the
body can be used by herbalists to treat ailments of those body
Tablet Weaving: Introduction to Double-face,
Tuirrean ni Chaoilte dal gCais
We will cover how to set up for double face, how to read, weave,
and draft patterns.
Please bring a prepared 2 color warp of 20 tablets with 2 light
threads and 2 dark threads in each tablet, weft thread, shuttle,
beater, pencil, and paper for notes.
Interested in sharing your work with the Kingdom? We have space
available for displays and guilds at Kingdom Arts & Sciences and
Rapier Championship! Please contact Raffaella Di Contino through
Facebook or email her at Hruiter@uw.edu for more information.
Greetings good gentles. In addition to the Rapier and Arts &
Sciences Championships and the many fine A&S presentations
happening, on Sunday morning there will be a Heavy Fighting prize
tourney. In the spirit of the event, the prize tourney will be
Arts-themed and everyone will get a prize. All entrants are to
bring an object, either hand-made or relevant to the Arts and
Sciences, for the prize pool. Winner of the tourney gets first
choice of prizes, runner-up gets second choice, etc.
Please feel free to Contact me through the Facebook event page
linked above or at my email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you soon!
HL Disa i Birkilundi
Event Steward of Kingdom Arts and Sciences and Rapier
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