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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.
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!