Avacal Sergeants’ Trials


Event Summary

Date: August 16 , 2013 until August, 18 2013
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on August 16th 2013
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on August 18th 2013

Event site:
Quad War Site
Marsden, SK

Sergeantry Trials
August 16 – 18, 2013
Jointly hosted by the Baronies of Borealis, Montengarde and
Myrgan Wood

Location: Marsden, SK

You are all
invited to join the Sergeantry Candidates of Avacal’s three great
Baronies for the Principality wide sergeantry testing and trials.
Come one and all to help test and cheer on the candidates of our
great Principality. There will be heavy and rapier fighting,
archery, arts and sciences presentations, bardic, dancing and many
many other splendid activities, please come and witness this
magnificent event.

New this
year we will also be offering classes on some of the key topics
that the sergeantry will be being tested on. Come expand your SCA
and medieval knowledge

To make attending even easier, Tosh the Cook and the Green Csuldron
will be in attendance>

Cost: Friday Supper – Sunday Lunch $25.00 each
Saturday Breakfast – Sunday Lunch $20.00 each


Supper: Pizza Pasta. Pasta, sausage meat, pepperoni, onions, green
peppers, tomatoes, cheese, garlic toast.
Saturday Breakfast: The usual hot stuff
Lunch: Meatball soup and a bun
Supper: Hamburger Steak, fried onions, mashed potatoes, carrots,
and gravy. (unless someone can not have beef I will have something
else for them)
Sunday Breakfast: Muffins, croissants, cheese, granola bars, hard
boiled eggs, fruit, cold cereal, yogurt.
Lunch: Sub sandwich

meal comes with a drink. Everyone is welcome to eat. Testers and
candidates will be served first for obvious reasons 🙂

reserve, contact Tosh at ten.sulet@nordluacneergeht Please include
that you are reserving for Seargent’s Trials and your personal info
including allergies if any.


Adult –
Youth (Ages 6 – 14): $5
Child (5 and under): Free
The $5 Member
Discount does apply.
Make cheques payable to: ASCA-
Barony of Borealis

opens 5 pm Friday, August 16th and closes at 2 pm on Sunday August



 After 5:00 PM Arrive and set


 Meeting- Baronesses, Sergeants and Testers (Baronial
 Opening Court 

9:30 to
1:00        Candidate Testing
Classes and Archery Tournament for non-candidates
– See “Class Listings” and “Other Activities” below

9:30 to
10:30     Heraldry Testing (All Candidates)
10:30 to 11:00   Military – Written Testing (All
11:00 – 1:00       Circuit
Testing   (Each Candidate at rotating stations)
Includes: Games, Persona, Military History- Oral, General


 SCA Culture Testing     (All
2:00 – 2:30          Armour
Inspections for rapier and heavy combatants
2:30 – 6:00        
 Fighting Discipline Testing and Courtier Discipline
This will include archery, rapier and heavy tournaments
– See “Other Activities” below

 Court of
Dark o’clock    

Sunday, Aug

 Baronesses Challenge
 Meeting- Baronesses, Sergeants and Testers ( Baronial
 Final Court      
Clean Up to follow



Note pre-reg not needed. Register with Inga at
or on-site
at gate!

WAR with
HE Alfheim der Wundersman

Description: Take your
war fighting skills to a new level through war training with
Students: Come in armor and with weapons and your war face on!
Time: 10 am
Location: At the castle
Cost: Free



Bast Fibre
(Linen) Processing with HL Kataryna Tkach

Description: Bast fibres
commonly used in the SCA period are hemp, flax, and nettle. This
class will be a hands-on class allowing the students to process a
small amount of flax or nettle fibre using medieval methods. If
there is time and interest I will demo the processing of hemp fibre
as well. Come learn how to break, scutch, and hackel. If students
have their own retted bast fibre (flax, or nettle) they wish to
process they may bring it.

Please wear clothes that can get messy. The fiber you process you
may keep.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, no children
below 8 years of age. We will be using pieces of equipment designed
to smash things and with sharp points.
Time: 10am to noon
Cost: $2.00 for handout (~15 pages) and fibre.
Max number of students: 6


A History
of Soap Making with Caitilin

Description: Delve into
the history of soap making, and into the science of how to make
soap from scratch – safely! Using period recipe’s and practice as a
base for current ways to make soap, we will go over the downfalls
and the ‘delightes for the ladies’ as introduced by Platt and you
will leave with sufficient resources to try this at home! Theory
class only. Handouts will provided.

10am to noon
Cost: $3 for handout/copy costs


Wire Weaving with Laudie

Description: Learn the basics of weaving wire to create beautiful
chain work, without the need of heat or complicated tools.
Instructor will provide all the materials, information, and
guidance for each student to make a bracelet.
Students: If you need reading glasses bring them to class. Bring a
Time: 10am to 11am
Cost is $5.00 per person
Max number of students: 4


Honey Bee
101 with Mafanwy Glanmorfa

Description: Come for a
happy chat to learn about the differences between wasps & the
different types of bees and then on to an in depth discussion on
honey bee life cycle, functions, products of the hive etc. Learning
will involve cool props!

11am to noon
Cost: Free


Nature Walk with Onund

Description: Take a
jaunt through the Quad Site with the aim of becoming acquainted
with the various useful plants that reside thereon, with a nod to
Culpepper and Gerard. This is an informal lecture style geared
toward beginners.

Bring pencil and paper if you feel the need to take notes. Wear
sturdy, comfortable shoes (mundane shoes are just fine if
necessary) and be prepared to walk through some rougher areas. Bug
spray. Water bottle. Sun hat. All that stuff.

11am to 12:30
Cost: Free
Max number of students: 10


Mark Making with HE Inga
the Unfettered

Description: A survey of
Calligraphy tools covering the various means that have been and are
currently used to record words and images. Will include intro to
reed, quill, metal dip and modern calligraphy nibs and a
demonstration on the cutting of reed and quill pens.

Wear clothes you aren’t afraid of getting ink on. Bring note taking
materials, a chair and a sharp penknife.
Time: 11am to 12:30
Cost: $3 for handout and a reed and quill to take home
Max number of students: 6


Fletching with Timothy of Sherwood

Description: Tired of
having your fletches come off when you do shoot throughs? Since I
started tying my flights on I have not had that problem! Want your
arrows to have a more period look? Take my class and they will.
Does wrestling damaged and/or worn fletches off arrows annoy you?
Since I started using this system they stay, firmly, on, until I
want them off and then they come off easily. Even my shafts suffer
much less in the process. Additionally, many of the tools,
materials and techniques we will be using are documented to period.
Even the thread we use can be, easily, reused when replacing

If possible please bring: note taking materials, a sewing needle,
scissors. All items are by no means essential to bring, they just
make things a, tiny bit, easier. Wear a short sleeved top or close
fitting sleeves to avoid getting them in hide glue. The glue ought
to wash out and we are using a small amount for each student’s
arrow but, please, play it safe,.

Length: 2 hours Time TBA
Class Cost: $6.00
Max number of students: 2


Other fun activities

Range will open all day starting at 9am for Royal Rounds and IKAC
and for a fun tourney

Balinor’s Stuffed Animal Massacre!!
A fun archery tourney with lots of prizes and loaner bows, all
welcome to play.
This tourney is designed purely for fun and even first timers will
love it! Come try your hand or test your skills!



A prize
rapier tourney hosted by HE Don Reme will be held following the
rapier testing.



A prize
tourney hosted by HE Albrecht will be held following the heavy




Inga the Unfettered and Aleana Gough

If you
have any questions, please contact:
Inga the Unfettered (Michelle Height)
14703 – 140 Street
Edmonton, AB T6V 0A9

Or by email at ac.atreblau@thgieh.ellehcim

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