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Aquaterra Champions & St. Ursul's Collegium

August 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Aquaterra

Snohomish County, WA

Autocrat: Ljúfvina haustmyrky Hrafnsdóttir

* Updated 8/21/17. Due to web content limit, some info may be on the FB Event Page*

St. Ursul bearing the Barony of Aquaterra Device

 

Champions, Scholars, and Merry-in-Heart— revel with us!

Aquaterra Champions & St. Ursul’s Collegium

with the Sable Rose Tournament

Badge of the Company of the Sable Rose Argent

Celebrate the turning of the seasons as the Barony of Aquaterra seeks out its next Champions and cultivates new skills among the populace. Compete for honor and glory or cheer on the challengers at our multi-faceted site, featuring tests in Heavy Combat, Rapier, Archery, Thrown Weapons, Youth Armored Combat, Equestrian, Arts & Sciences, Bardic and Games. Build upon your knowledge and share your passions with others at our hands-on class opportunities and merchants with demos. Delight in the pageantry presented by the joviality courtesy of the Company of the Sable Rose’s tournaments. And raise your glasses high at our evening feast with friends before curling up beside the campfire at night. Join us and toast to summer’s glory!


Seeking More? Check the Facebook Event for the expanded details! https://www.facebook.com/events/1371451499600431

 

SITE FEES:
Ages 18+: $20* (weekend), $15*(Saturday daytrip), or $10* (Sunday daytrip)
Ages 0-17: FREE!
$5 for Saturday evening feast. Menu is on the FB Event.
*$5 Member Discount for SCA members age 18+ (Must have proof of membership)


Make checks payable to: SCA Inc.-Barony of Aquaterra


GATE HOURS:
Friday: 3:00 PM (Merchant set-up begins at Noon) until Midnight
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 5:00PM

Sunday: 8:30 AM - Noon

Site Closes on Sunday at 3PM


EVENT STEWARD TEAM:

HL Ljúfvina haustmyrky - layingarrondi@gmail.com
HL Domenico Taddio – jolierouge@hotmail.com

Lady Heilvé Friðriksdóttir - crystabellthompson@gmail.com


COLLEGIUM:

Find the class list and schedule on our FB Event. Lady Heilvé serves as Collegium Steward for this event.


SABLE ROSE TOURNAMENTS:
Find more on our FB Event. Her Excellency Baroness Angharad stands as the Tournaments' Lead and Patroness.

 

MERCHANTS:
Our Merchant Village joins us for the first time at the Fairgrounds this year, sitting right alongside the fighting erics in the center of the event. This year also features a few 11' x 11' vendor stalls for interested merchants, in addition to land for tents.

 

Wish to join our village? Reach out to our Merchant Steward m'Lady Jayme - ChampionsCollegiumMerchants@aquaterra.antir.sca.org 

 

CAMPING AND RV RESERVATIONS:

Camping on the Fairgrounds IS permitted; it is Open Land, with no reservations required. We ask tent-campers respect the RV Campers' access to the power boxes. Horse-camping is available in the famer's field next to the arena.

 

This year, RVs will be parked on the Farigrounds near the Viking Stage. There are 6 hook-ups available, with the hook-ups being 20amps. We may not have any overnight usage of the grassy knoll or grass strip along the fence near the Grange Hall. To reserve your space, please contact m'Lady Rosalie Ashcombe - reservations@aquaterra.antir.sca.org


 

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

Schedule subject to change.

 

Friday - August 25th

3:00 pm = Gate open to all

7:00 pm = Evening Bocci and Games

11:59 pm = Gate closed

 

Saturday - August 26th

8:00 am = Gate open to all

8:30 am = Marshal & Judges Meeting

 

9:00 am = Opening Court & Championship Invocation

Immediately Following Court

- Heavy Armor Inspection

- Equestrian Warm-Up

- Arts & Sciences Championship presentations begin

- Collegium Classes begin (see details in Collegium Section below)

10:00 am = Archery Championship begins*

10:30 am = Heavy Defender Championship begins

11:30 am = Equestrian Championship begins

Noon =

- Thrown Weapons Championship begins*

- Bardic Championship Preliminary Presentations begin

12:30pm = Youth Armor Inspection

1:00pm = Youth Defender Championship begins

1:30pm =

-Games Championship begins

- Rapier Inspection

2:00pm = Duelist Championship begins

4:30pm = Collegium Classes finish

4:45pm = Gate begins final close down prior to Evening Court

5:00pm = Evening Court & Investment of Champions

Immediately Following Court

- Feast Hall opens

- Final round of Bardic Championship begins

10:00pm = Feast Hall & Grange Grounds close to activities

 

* At the end of the Archery and Thrown Weapons Championship, the ranges will be open at the discretion of the range marshal.

 

Sunday - August 27th

8:30am = Gate open to all

9:00am =

- Archery & Thrown Weapons Range opens

- Collegium Classes begin

- Table & Field games open for all

- Equestrian arena open for warm-up

10:00am = Sable Rose Emprise (Equestrian) begins

Noon =

- Gate closes

- Sable Rose Tournament (Rapier) begins

1:00pm = Archery and Thrown Weapons begin close down

2:00pm = Table & Field Games close

3:00pm = Site Closes

 

 

AQUATERRA CHAMPIONS

Our Barony seeks new Champions in the fields of:

- Heavy Combat

- Rapier

- Thrown Weapons

- Archery

- Equestrian

- Youth Armored Combat (YAC)

- Arts & Sciences

- Bardic

- Games

 

Details for each are listed below the following Customary information. HL Domenico serves as the Champion Steward and overall Event Marshal Coordinator (Marshal in Charge) for this event.

 

~ CHAMPIONS CUSTOMARY ~

If you wish to compete for the title of Champion, please bear in mind the following section from Aquaterra's Customary ( http://www.aquaterra.antir.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Customary-10Jan2014.pdf ):

 

V. Champions

B. Duties, Privileges, and Eligibility of Champions

1. To swear an oath of fealty or service to the Barony

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

3. To support the Barony in war and/or enter competitions for war points.

4. To attend and support Aquaterra events such as Boars Hunt, Banner War, and Ursulmas. 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 unless permission is received from the Coronet not to do so.

5. To stand behind the chairs during Baronial Court at events.

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

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

8. To actively further the interests of the area of endeavor through teaching the populace of Aquaterra, through performance, or through pursuit of the skill.

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

 

ELIGIBILITY

1. All entrants must be paid members of SCA, Inc.

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

 

~ CHAMPIONSHIP DETAILS ~

I. Heavy Combat

Summon your might and honor to rise to the role of Champion upon the battlefield. First, competitors will face-off in a two 20min half-bearpit round. The victor will stay in the center during each round, and each successive fighter vying for points attempts to defeat the person in the center. Competitors earn points for every victory you win in the center (with the losing fighter will report to list the name of the person who won). Double kills are mutually destructive, meaning both fighters will go back to the line and two new fighters step up.

 

After the dust in the pit has settled, the top two fighters will face-off in a best two out of three-- with a caveat. This final round will need two successive victories before a winner is declared.

 

Armor inspection will begin promptly after Saturday morning court, with the tournament starting immediately afterward. Please show respect to Their Excellencies, the marshals, and your fellow competitors by being punctual and prepared.


Competition Contacts: Heavy Defender Tyrfingr Ragenvaldrson and Sr. Marshal HL Gideon Hrafensfuri

 

II. Rapier

Present your skill with the sword and valor on the field in a two-part competition! A Round-Robin will compose the first part; the second portion will comprise a "defense" of Her Excellency of Aquaterra. Points will be awarded for martial victories in the Round-Robin, successful escort in the defense, Letters of Intent to Their Excellencies, and presentation & introduction during Opening Baronial Court on Saturday.

 

Letters of Intent are not required to compete.


Competition Contacts: Champion Duelist Don Dyryke Stanley

 

III. Thrown Weapons

Throw swift and sure in a multi-part challenge to test accuracy, versatility, and good spirits! Competitors will take part in a half Royal Round (which may be 'plagued' with a little problem), a plumbata toss, and a potential surprise test. More specifics will be presented the day of the competition.

 

Competition Contats: Champion Marskman Etole Marchant

 

IV. Archery

More surprise creative challenges await those vying for the top marksman honor this year! Bring your bow, arrows, and resilience, or you might just be hung out to dry!


If possible, competitors are encouraged to e-mail (not a Letter of Intent) the Champion Archer Torn of Forghaven ( lance.parrow@yahoo.com ) at least 1 week prior to the competition. Failing to do so may negatively impact range set-up and materials.

 

Competition Contacts: Champion Archer Torn of Froghaven

 

V. Equestrian

A challenge course awaits competitors and their steeds this year! Show off your skills and equine teamwork before the Coronet, current Champion Sir Thorkel, and the crowd!

 

Challenge specifics will be presented the day of the competition. Warm-up time will be provided. In addition to the Customary requirements, only approved competitors, designated marshals, and designated ground crew are allowed within the arena throughout the event. The site has water, but haul-ins must provide their own corral. The horse-trailer entrance is on 64th Ave NW.

 

Competition Contacts: Equestrian Champion Sir Thorkel Fitz Hrothgar

 

VI. Youth Armored Combat (YAC)

Partake in the glorious future of the Dream! All ages may participate in a round-robin tournament, with the ultimate Champion being selected from the Dragon Division. A Letter of Intent is not required, but is encouraged!

 

Competition Contacts: Aquaterra Youth Marshal Sarah Maiser, Youth Defender Owen of Aquaterra

 

VII. Arts & Sciences

In addition to the Customary requirements, Competitors must provide:

- A Letter of Intent to the Baron & Baroness of Aquaterra by Saturday, August 5th at 11:59pm (Current as of 7/2/17; date and time subject to change). Their Excellencies' e-mails: baron.bryson@aquaterra.antir.sca.org and baroness.angharad@aquaterra.antir.sca.org .

- At judging, 1 completed project (with documentation)

- At judging, 1 project in progress (with inspiration and rough outline of research)

 

For each project, you will present to a panel of judges for 15-20 minutes with 15-20 minutes for Q&A with the judges after the presentation. Please bring 4 copies of your documentation. (Current as of 5/24/17; time and copies subject to change). Judging forms/process used TBA.

 

Competition Contacts: A&S Champion HL Gabriella Margaurite Simonetti di Ruccellai

 

VIII. Bardic

In addition to the Customary requirements, Competitors must:

- At judging, present/perform 1 historical, period-appropriate piece (with documentation)

- At judging, present/perform 1 additional piece, either period-appropriate or SCA-appropriate (documentation)

- During the Saturday evening Tavern, perform 1 of the two pieces presented to the judges earlier that day.

 

For each piece, you will present to a panel of judges for 15-20 minutes with 15-20 minutes for Q&A with the judges after the presentation. Please bring 4 copies of your documentation. (Current as of 7/2/17; time and copies subject to change). Judging forms/process used TBA.

 

Competition Contacts: A&S Minister HL Emma Compton and Bardic Champion Kat Draygon

 

IX. Games

Competitors will match wits, skill, and luck in a 4 part tournament: an active game, a board game, a strategic game, and a card game. The winner of each game receives 1 point, runner up 2 points, and so on. Ties get the same score. The Lowest Score at the end wins overall tournament. Rules for each game are featured below. 


The games are:

- Bocce ball

- Backgammon

- Nine-man’s Morris

- Laugh and Lie Down

 

Full details of the games are on the FB Event.

Site Info:
Name: Stanwood/Camano Fairgrounds
6431 Pioneer Hwy.
Stanwood, WA 98292

Directions to Site:

Be advised that 532 has intermittent closures, this affects exit 212.

Take Exit 212 from Interstate 5. Travel west 3 miles on State Route 532. Turn Left on 64th Ave. Go approximately 1/2 mile, and turn right on to the Pioneer Hwy. The fairgrounds entrance will be on the right just past the Eagles Club on the corner: look for the SCA signs.

***Entrance to equestrian trailer parking & camping area is on 64th Ave (before turning on Pioneer Hwy & reaching main Gate - watch for sign). 

Alternate route (I-5 exit 210)

- From I-5 take exit 210

- Head west on 236th St NE for 1.4 miles.

- Turn right onto Pioneer Hwy

- Follow the bucolic view for 4.4 miles and watch for signage. The fairgrounds will be on your right.





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