Come help the shire of
Myrtleholt celebrate the feast of Saint Eggberts.
The story of St. Eggbert
of the chickens:
Eggbert was born, the third son of a fowler at
Hennford, England in the year 402 AD. The local priest taught
him letters when he was seven. He bacame a wandering monk preaching
to any listener. He used a hens egg to explain the Trinity
and while happily dining on roasted fowl said: "if thy right
wing offend thee then then pluck it off." Eggbert was a pious
but odd man often sleeping in hen houses. One night, fierce
vikings raided the small hold. Eggbert, half asleep in the
coop was beaten to death by a huge Dane wielding a pair of pilfered
The Shire of Myrtleholt celebrates St.
Eggbert's Feast, because many years ago the Shire was given a
mystical sign. There had been a feast wherein all meats were
poultry. After this feast shire members exhibited red itchy
rashes, fevers and swelling of the bodies - all indicative of the
Pox of Henne. Superstitious mutterings causes one Lady to
even change her name from "de Poullet" to "de Faucon". The
plague caused people to look to heaven for help. A story was
circulated about the man called Eggbert who seemed a Saint. A
large statue of a rooster was located in a nearby village. Plague
victims and survivors made pilgrimage there to beseech Eggbert to
end the plague. They honored him with a feast in the Spring.
The Plague of Henne was gone.
Myrtle Holt A&S Championship AS
Myrtle Holt welcomes all who wish to compete in
our 6th annual A&S Championship.
Please read the words of our current A&S Champion...
Calling all artisans of the
Summits. St. Eggbert’s Feast is soon going to be upon us.
With that comes the search for the new Arts and Sciences Champion
of the Incipient Barony of Myrtle Holt. It has been my honor to
hold this position for the past year and I am excited to welcome
the new holder of that title. So what is this championship going to
be all about, you may ask? Well, it is going to be exciting and
creative with a lot of room for imagination.
What I ask is that you entersomething that you have created that will
enhance your SCA persona. This can be just about
Did you add a bit of new trim to a piece of clothing?
Did you make a new accessory that brings your garb more
appropriately into your time period? Perfect!
Wrote a song or a poem that was in keeping with entertainments of
your persona" Fabulous!
Documentation doesn't need to be huge or
elaborate, just explain a bit about what you're entering, what it
is made from (if applicable),
how it augments your persona, and if you had an inspiration piece,
it would be great to include a photo for our judges to see.
BONUS POINTS: Our current champion is offering up extra
credit if you go out to the An Tir Culture Wiki and update your
persona information. The more detail you add in that
fills out details of your persona, the more points.
family relations, incorporating in well-known historical figures of
your time that you might have been an
Winner must be willing to
promote the Arts and Sciences as well as be responsible for the
next years competition.
Entries must be original and
not have been entered into any competition in the SCA prior to this
Entries must be the work of the
Entrant must be ready to
discuss the methods used as well as any materials used.
Other rules regarding
Entrant must be a current
resident of the Principality of the Summits
Entrant must be available in
person at event to discuss their entries with
Entrants must notify me of
intention to enter BY NO LATER THAN MARCH 31st as well as a brief
description of what their entry(ies) will be at that time.
(Please include if you have an update in the An Tir Culture Wiki so
that it can also be reviewed)
Notification should be emailed
to email@example.com. This will allow our MoAS to
coordinate Judging resources.
questions should be posed to the current champion, L Brynhildr
(mka Megan Blattel, on Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org for
or to MoAS of Myrtle Holt, HL Monique de Toulon
(mka Laura Dollarhide, on Facebook or at email@example.com for
3rd Annual Cut
& Thrust Rapier Championship
Myrtle Holt is very excited to announce our
second Cut and Thrust championship.
Tournament format will be double round robin
(unless 10 or more fighters enter the list, then it will be a
single round robin)following the warm up round where each combatant
must fight the current champion in a non-destructive bout to prove
their prowess. Finals will be best of five and combatants are
encouraged to display their prowess with multiple weapon
permitting there will be pickup fights after the tourney. You do
NOT need to be authorized to participate in pick up fights, so if
you'd like to give this C&T thing everyone keeps talking about
a try, now's your chance! No experience neccessary, just wear
closed shoes, long sleeves and pants/skirt/dress/hose capable of
covering all the skin on your lower body. Limited loaner gear will
We look forward to finding out who will be our
next C&T Champion!!!
This year Myrtle Holt has
decided to host a "Defend the Egg" Tournament for all those
More detailed rules will be provided on the day of the event, but
there will be two ways to be killed... the regular
way, by deathly stroke... or if your opponent manages to kill your
In the day
St. Eggbert, as his fame grew, there became a need for increased
protection of eggs, lestthey be eaten
before they could be incubated and then hatch and grow into
chickens. It was one of Eggbert's tests of purity
heart and soul, and steadiness of hand that those who dealt with
chickens be tested. In recognition of the tests
those who subjected to, our rapier tournament is structured as
fighter must fight while holding an egg on a spoon. If the egg
drops for any reason, the fight is lost.
All other rapier rules would apply, including switching arms if an
arm is struck. The format should be double
round robin hold the field if we have less than 8 fighters and
double elimination if we have more than 8
Other Activities, for the
young and young at heart:
Illumination: 3 different forms of illuminating will be
offered based on participants age For
those under the age of 8 there will be colored wax illumination,
for those youths who wish to participate
there will be color pencils, and for the young at heart...
Egg-centric Activities: The populace of Myrtle Holt
is bringing back some of your favorite
St. Eggbert related activities from previous years... and perhaps
some new offerings for folks of all
ages to have fun with throughout the day!!!
Equestrian Q &
session will be hosted by HL Rathyen de Bures and will be an
informal opportunity for people
interested in learning more about Equestrian activities in the
SCA. If you'd like to get a chance to
ask questions and learn more about how to get involved with
horses and horse related
by HE Dame Jennet MacLachlan of Loch Fyne, students will learn how
to do embroidery with
not just thread but using varying thicknesses of ribbon to create
beautiful embelishment of
flowers or other interesting designs. Class Duration: 1 hour, Maximum
attendees: 5 Supply Fee: $5 or contact
instructor for list of materials to
Braids: Taught by HE Jennet MacLachlan of Loch Fyne
Details coming shortly!
to be Myrtle Holt's great honor to provide our guests with a
feast to end the day. This year, our feast stewards
have decided to honor the fact that St. Eggbert
was really fond of food from foreign lands. In
particular... foreign lands in the distant
feast will offer:
Tuscan Zuppa Toscana
Polpettone (meat roll)
Tuscan bean and wheat berry soup
Ricotta cheesecake with pinenuts and raisins
Adults $17.00, or only
$12.00 with your active SCA Membership Discount, please
be prepared to display your membership card when signing in at
Youths (8-17 years)
Children (under 8)
Family Cap (2 adults plus
related children) $45, Or, if both adults are SCA Members,
Make checks payable to
“Myrtle Holt, SCA Inc.”
opens for general populous
ACTIVITIES: 3 media
10:30- 11 AM:
set up their displays
Equestrian Q&A – HL Rathyen de Bures of
Lists open for Heavy Tournament and Cut & Thrust
Embroidery – HE Dame Jennet MacLachlan, A&S
ACTIVITIES: 3 media
Illumination, and other games
Pot-Luck Day Board Opens
Templar Braids and Hennins – HL Ellenwy of the Rampant
A & S Championship Judging Commences
Myrtle Holt’s 3nd C&T Championship
Myrtleholt’s 2nd Cut and Thrust Championship
ACTIVITIES: 3 media
Illumination, and other games
Day Board Closes
A & S Championship Judging Finishes
C&T Championship Finishes
Court of their Alpine Highnesses, Tjorkill and Alina
Italian Feast Begins
Name: Josephine County Fairgrounds Arts and Crafts Building
1451 Fairgrounds Road
Grants Pass, OR 97527
Site Info: Name: Josephine County Fairgrounds Arts and Crafts Building 1451 Fairgrounds Road Grants Pass, OR 97527
Directions to Site:
Last Event's Directions:
Proceed north or south on I-5 to exit 55 "Redwood Highway"
Continue on Grants Pass Parkway until it turns into Redwood
Josephine County Fairgrounds will be on the right with much
signage to make itself obvious.
The event will be being held in the Arts and Crafts building
which is the third building on the left side
after you enter the fairgrounds. There is plenty of parking
both near the building but also towards
the fairground entrance from the building.
Note that the above Weather and Map information is generated from the site address and can be easily confused. The weather will say if its for the branch or for the site. It will be for the site if the site can be found, but this again is not always the case, and if the site is some distance from the branch then the weather may be different.