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The year is 1066, Edward the Confessor has died and he is succeeded by Harold Godwinson, his brother-in-law.. Duke William of Normandy has laid claim to this throne from afar claiming familial ties to Edward. As it so happens, at this same time Harold Hardrada has taken his people in search of conquest and plunder. The events that unfold during the few months of the later part of 1066 will shape history forever.... Saturday 9:30a - Authorizations and Inspections 11a - Battles begin Song of the Shieldwall Norman Invasion of Briton (Saxons)
Battle of Stamford Bridge - Bridge Battle Harold Godwinsson (Saxons) vs Harald Hardrada and Tostig Godwinsson (Norman-ish) -Best 2 of 3 to the last person for the point Raids of Pevensy - Castle Battle William (Normans) vs Local Britons (Saxons) -Two battles switching sides, quickest time to capture the castle wins point Battle of Hastings - Open Field William (Normans) vs Harold Godwinsson (Saxons) -Best 2 of 3 to the last person for the point. Battle of London Bridge - timed resurrection bridge battle William (Normans) vs Local Britons (Saxons) -30 min res battle, stopped at 15 min interval to who controls flag at center. Two points total available for this scenario Sunday 9:30a Authorizations and Inspections 11a Tournament begins In celebration of Williams’ conquest of England, a grand tournament in his honor is to be held. Champions from all of the clans have been called forth to test their mettle upon the Tournament fields of Valor. Tournament of Valor Two handed sword, any length with thrusting. Double Elimination Tree. Guardians to follow.
The singing Kingdom of Calontir is surely known for it's skilled and talented bards. This year's Bard in Charge is HL Johann Steinerson, please attend his missive.
Good gentles, with Valor 39 less than a month away, this is a call to all bards, minstrels and skalds. For the entertainment of the Qan and Qatan, and all those who dine with them, the Valor Bardic Competition will be held concurrently with Saturday Feast. Our theme is, Entertain Their Majesties With Something Different! We are looking for songs, stories and/or poetry that doesn't always turn up at post-revels, so no Song of the Shield Wall or Raven Banner, if you please. Entries will be judged by myself and last year's Champion, Honorable Lady Giovanna Canzoniera da Firenze, with valued input from Their Majesties. We hope to entertain all Feast attendees, and look forward to seeing who our next Valor Bardic Champion shall be! In addition, HL Giovanna will be giving an encore Champion's performance towards the end of Feast, which we look forward to immensely. In service, Johann
Cut and Thrust
Come! with shiny sword in hand to join Calontir's Cut and Thrust brothers and sisters in tourneys and melees! From the popular Butcher Tourney to Valor's own Longsword Tournament there will be no want for fun and fighting. For all will fight into the dark hours of night!
Come join us for a weekend full of shoots and throwing! From a volley shoot to the Valor champion shoot there will be no lack of flying arrows. Come show your throwing skills in the axe and knife tournaments!
Arts and Sciences
Greetings from your A&S activities organizer for Valor: the Norman Invasion! Stuck inside as it gets colder with idle hands? Get a head start on your Valor A&S submission! There will be 2 different competitions: 1st Competition- Bayeux Tapestry Theme: A submission that connects with the Bayeux Tapestry in some way. This connection must be pointed out! Examples could be a reproduction of a scene in embroidery or paint, creation of a depicted accessory, written analysis of a scene, reproduction of a garment, embroidery using the Bayeux stitch, cooking or brewing a Norman recipe from 1066, etc. Notecard documentation required. 2nd Competition- Hiding in Plain Sight: There are some who question the intent of the makers of the Bayeux Tapestry. Was it truly a work of celebration of the Norman victory? Or is there a subversive anti-Norman message hidden throughout? (For more information on this theory, check out ‘1066’ by Andrew Bridgeford) This submission does not need to relate directly to 1066 or the Norman conquest, but it DOES need to have a hidden meaning, extra purpose, or subversive message. Examples of this could be a chest with a false bottom, an illumination with a hidden message or cheeky character in the border, a piece of jewelry with secret compartment, etc. Notecard documentarian required. Both competitions will be judged by Populace vote.
On Saturday, May 26th after 3:00pm there will be a Knights Training Challenge. Kids from 6 to 17 can gear up and train with Knights. A parent or guardian is required to be present.
On Sunday, May 27th following the Valor Tourney will be the first Youth Valor Tournament. This will be fought in the traditional Valor style with 48” Bastard swords, no thrusting. If you have questions or want to volunteer to help with Knights Training Challenge, please message me on the Booke of Faces. In Service, Sir Wulfric Tyrell AKA Alan Horn