Egil Skallagrimson Memorial Prize Tourney

 

Hosted in-person by Device of Adiantum

The Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Lane County, OR )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Hrodr-Navar Hakonsson
Date: May 26 , 2023 until May, 29 2023
Site opens at: 12:30 PM on May 26th 2023
Site closes at: 3:30 PM on May 29th 2023

Event site:
Lynx Hollow State Park
80998 Davisson Rd. Creswell, OR 97426



25 May 2023

There is construction on I5 South between Eugene and Cresswell, which could impact travel to Egil’s Tourney. If travelers get off I5 South at Goshen and take 99 South to Creswell they can avoid all the construction.

More Information: https://highway58herald.org/odot-construction-on-i-5-south-of-eugene-between-goshen-and-cottage-grove-has-started/?fbclid=IwAR3t_46hHsC0xfGxT3ThgEm_4wYLqGA1r0m24spux0j7yfSNGUG4A2bBv8Ia

Site address: Lynx Hollow Park, 80998 Davisson Rd., Creswell, OR 97426

Directions: From north or south, take I-5 to the Creswell exit, #182. At the end of the off-ramp, turn west toward the center of town. Turn left onto Hwy. 99 directly after the railroad crossing. Go south on Hwy. 99 for 1.3 miles. Turn left onto Davisson Road. Park entrance is 2.3 miles on the left, directly across from the state park sign.

Fire regulations: fires are allowed if they are raised enough off the ground to prevent scorching the grass or soil. You must have a fire extinguisher or bucket of water at hand at all times around flame. Tiki-torch type devices are OK if they are supported by secure portable holes. We recommend buying wood locally to prevent importing unwanted bugs or diseases.

See below in the “Meal Information” section for the Event Rules, including Park rules and limitations for pets (#14-15).

You can find a pdf of the EVENT SCHEDULE on the event’s website

https://egilstourneysca.org/schedule/

and in the Files section of the unofficial Facebook group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/egils2023/files/files

 

HERE IS A LISTING OF ALL THE CLASSES, GEEKS, DEMOS, TOURNEYS, ACTIVITIES, ETC., HAPPENING AT EGIL’S TOURNEY

>>>>>>ARTS & SCIENCES OFFERINGS<<<<<< 

GENERAL A&S OFFERINGS

Adiantum’s Little Free Library and the Garb Exchange will be available in the A&S area. Bring SCA appropriate fiction and non-fiction books and garb to leave and take books and garb that you can use.

HAFLA — 9 pm Saturday evening under Big Green next to the List Fields, come join in the music and dance of the HAFLA, a Middle Eastern dance party hosted by Baron Randwulf.

NORSE TRADE BLANKET — 9 pm Saturday evening, in one of the A&S pavilions, join in the traditional Egil’s Norse Trade Blanket. Bring things to swap for new stuff! Hosted by Helvi.

THE MILLER’S TALE — 8:30 pm Sunday Evening, in the Daos Encampment, laugh to a stage version of Chaucer’s bawdy Miller’s Tale. Approx. 20 minute presentation

BARDIC CIRCLE & BARDIC COMPETITION — 9 pm Sunday evening, in Big Green,hosted by Robbin Bowring, Bard of the Summits. For the competition:

Round 1, make ‘em laugh! — Bring your funniest song to make the audience slap a knee!

Round 2, make them cry! — Bring your most tearjerking piece! Give the audience EMOTIONS

Round 3, bring your best! –Bedazzle us with your skill and confidence!

For the Bardic Circle, bring your voice and songs you love.

 

CLASSES

Many of these classes and geek sessions are appropriate for children if they are interested in the topic.Children 12 and under need to be accompanied by a parent.

SIGN UP for classes will happen ON SITE from 4 – 8 pm on Friday at the big blue Arts & Sciences pavilion on the west side of the list fields on the main meadow.  We’ll be open for sign-ups again at 9 am Saturday morning. Geeks and demos need no sign- up – just show up and enjoy. 

Classes, geeks and demos occur in the Arts & Sciences area on the west side of the list fields unless otherwise noted. Check at the big blue A&S pavilion for specific classroom pavilions.

 

CLASSES 

Meet & Greet + A Noble’s Guide to Eventing for the Newcomer, the Wandering SCAdian, and the Aspiring Peasant, Johanna Trewpeny – A short meet and greet followed by a quick intro to the SCA and this event – what to do, where to find it, who to ask for, how to have fun. You get maps and a scavenger-style hunt. 1 hour. 9:30 am Saturday

How to Make an Archer Hat, Helen Gaskyn – Come copy the pattern and learn how to construct an archer’s hat. 30 min. Class limit: 5. 2 pm Sat. & 1 pm Sun.

How to make a Viking era tunic or tunic dress, Helen Gaskyn – You will receive instructions on how to measure, cut out and construction a tunic shirt or dress. Your measurements will be taken so you can make a custom fitted pattern sheet. 1 hour. Age 10 +. Class limit 5. 3 pm Sat. & 2 pm Sun.

How to make a pocket, Helen Gaskyn – you will see several examples of pockets, learn how to construct pockets and receive pocket pattern with instructions. 30 minutes. Class limit: 5. 4 pm Sat. & 3 pm Sun.

How to Make a Medieval Doll, Helen Gaskyn – Come make a modern take on a medieval fabric doll. Instructions, fabric, pattern and stuffing will be provided. You will leave with a kit to work on during Egils. This class is suitable for ages 8 and up. Class is limited to 10 people. 1 hour. 1 pm Sat.

Grass basket weaving, Isis Sat Ne Nes Bastet – Learn how to make a small bowl with African long grass. Supplies will be given. 1.5 hours. Ages 10+. 1 pm Sun.

Basic rope splicing, Ulf the Wanderer – This class gives hands on instruction on splicing rope. Learn how to splice two ropes together, make an end loop, and splice the end of a rope so it does not fray. Example rope will be provided but students can bring their own natural fiber rope. 1 hour, Class size: 10. Ages 13+. 3 pm Sat.

Tablet weaving for Beginners, Ainslee Goldheart – New weavers can learn the process of tablet. Weaving without the need of a loom. Kits will be available ($5 donation suggested). Brings snips and a belt of some kind to tie your work to. Class Limit of 10 people. 1 – 1.5 hours. Class limit: 10. Ages 12+ (This class will segue into the Afternoon String Fling geek session) 1 pm Sat.

Basic Lucet, Leda – Lucet and cord provided. Brief history of lucet presented. $7 per person. 1 hour. Age: 12+. Noon Sat.

Bead Weaving, Katherine of the Lakes – The stitch taught is the Peyote Stitch, which is a good beginner stitch. The Peyote stitch, or gourd stitch, is off-loom bead weaving which means that it does not require any special materials. It is often used by Native Americans but there are artifacts that trace to Ancient Egypt. $5 for materials, Class size: 10. 30 minutes. 12+ please. 10 am Sun.

Wire Weaving, Katherine of the Lakes – Wire weaving, or Trichinopoly, goes by many names, such as Norse Wire Weaving or Viking Wire Weaving, though there is some debate on if there is a difference. It creates a circular tube of wire that is used for decoration as jewelry or on clothing. $5 for materials. 30 minutes. Class size: 10. 12+ please. 11 am Sat.

Wild Foraged Inks, Muirenn inghean Ui Clèirigh – Color is all around us and many local plants, lichen, fungi, and minerals are related to those used in many manuscripts! In this class we’ll discuss local, natural materials, the process of turning them into usable inks, and then illuminate a small design with them.1 hour. 1 pm Sat.

Ukrainian Easter Eggs, Kattera Giese – Ever wanted to try making a Ukrainian Easter egg? Wondered if the symbols meant anything? Just want to get your hands dirty? Bring: Eggs probably 2 each person…can be blown out or hard boiled, a soft cloth you don’t mind destroying and an apron you don’t mind potentially getting dye or wax on. Cost: $ 20.00 if you wish to keep the stylus etc., $5 if you don’t. 2-3 hours. For those old enough to be careful around dyes and flame. Under 9 needs an adult with them. 1 pm Sun.

Your Body as your Instrument: Body Awareness and Vocal Support for Bards and Heralds, Rose Atherton – This class will talk about how when you speak or sing, your entire body is involved in the process. It will outline techniques, exercises and tips for utilizing the breath, holding your body to use it to support you, caring for your voice as you use it, and singing specific techniques. No experience necessary. Appropriate for singers, story tellers, actors and voice heralds. May also be valuable for other types of bards that would like to improve their ‘stage presence’ or anyone who wants to be more confident in public speaking. 1 hour. Class limit 12 (or more!). Aimed at those 11+ though younger children are welcome to attend with a parent or sibling. 2 pm Sat.

Period Dance – 11th Night Ball Dance Set #2, Séamus O’Caellaigh – There will be a ball at 11th night this year! Come learn the dances from Set 2! Impress your friends by knowing the dances ahead of time! 2 hours. You get a handout with the dance steps. 10 am Sat.

Period Dance – 11th Night Ball Dance Set #3, Séamus O’Caellaigh – There will be a ball at 11th night this year! Come learn the dances from Set 3! Impress your friends by knowing the dances ahead of time! 2 hours. You get a handout with theh dance steps. 1 pm Sun.

Ottoman and Persian percussion, Besteci Khanzara of Samarqand – Learn historic Ottoman and Persian rhythms for drums and finger cymbals. Bring a drum or finger cymbals if you have them. I’ll have loaner finger cymbals and a couple loaner drums available 2 hours. Size: 12. For all ages. 1 pm Sat. at the Gate area.

Basic Middle Eastern Drumming, Randwulf de la Terre d’Eté – Bring a drum, an open mind and a smile! I will provide handouts. 1 hour. Class size: 30. 3 pm Sat. at the Gate area.

How to Start and Run a Gold Key, Helen Gaskyn – Have questions about where to start, how to stock or how a Gold Key is run… This is the class for you. 1 hour.  Donation for booklet would be appreciated. 10 am Sun.

Emperor’s New Clothes, Ayla Roth – Tip, tricks, and guidance on coordinating garb for a reign.  1 hour. 11 am Sun.

Kittenpults, Quinn Phelan – Learn about siege weapons and build a mini catapult. There will also be materials for making a target. I will have some kits available but will also have plans if we run out. Ages 4+, under 13 must be accompanied by a parent. 1 hour +. 12 kits ($5 each) are available; more can watch. 10 am Sat.

Going Offline: Using offline footwork for fighters, Samwell Langdon – Tired of the same old back and forth? This class will focus on the use of offline steps to open up new avenues of attack and defense. We will address setting up parries, thrusts, and cuts from offline steps through games and partnered drills. Brings weapons and head protection adequate for light contact drills. 30 minutes. 14 and older only. Noon Sat. on the list field

Introduction to SCA Archery, Tymme “Prodkiller” Lytefelow – For new or inexperienced archers – bring your own gear or use our loaner gear. Will cover basics of archery and range etiquette. Friday, 7-8:30 pm at the archery range.

“Bring Out your Dead”: Simple Arrow Repairs, Don the Archer – This class is about how to repair arrows, from lost nocks to broken tips and all kinds of damage in between. Section 1) We will demonstrate how to do a variety of repairs, especially the common field repairs needed to keep your arrows safe for shooting. How to fix feathers. The best ways to recover & replace tips. Nock repairs and some other tricks of the trade, such as wet arrow recovery.  Section 2) A Hands-on Repair session: Fix your own Dead Solders or the Barony’s collection of broken arrows.  Each person in the Class will receive a small arrow repair kit to use and keep after the Class.  If time permits, we will do some advanced repairs and discuss the best ways to store and handle arrows. Bring any broken arrows to fix, a tube of Duco Cement. and any repair parts that you already have: tips, nocks, feathers. I provide Archery Repair Kit ($5 donation requested), misc. nocks, points, and feathers.

2 hours.. Class limit 6 – 8. More can watch. Under 13 need have parental supervision. 3:30 pm Sat. at the archery range.

Making Flemish Twist Bowstrings, Alan Bowyer. Learn how to make your own bowstring. 1 hour. Class limit: 6 Taught at the archery range. 2:30 pm Sat.

Archery equipment inspection, Tymme “Prodkiller” Lytefelow – Inspecting equipment. Please bring bows and arrows. If there’s time, we might also cover some maintenance. Please bring bows and arrows. I’m carpooling to the event so I can’t bring my usual supplies. I’ll have my crossbow and bolts. 1 – 1.5 hours. Taught at the archery range. 9:30 am Sat.

Do Your Own Bowstring Serving, Alan Bowyer – Do not be afraid to be frayed. Learn how to repair your own bowstring’s serving. 1 hour. Class limit: 9 Taught at the archery range. 4 pm Sun.

GEEK SESSIONS

A geek session is less formal than a class. The organizer shows up with materials, information, or examples, etc. and anyone who shares that interest drops by to talk about the topic. You don’t need to sign up for a geek session. Just show up and enjoy!

PlantSeed Swap & Geek, Eleanor De Bolton – Bring plants or seeds to swap and/or just show up to meet fellow gardeners and chat about period gardening. 1 hour. 11 am Sat.

Working steel and historical tools, Brynjarr Olfúss – I have been doing lots of research and some historical experimentation with metalworking. Interested in sharing and discussing forge work, welding, tools and the like in history, particularly around the 12th century when forges start to go from ground pits to upright heat sources. 1:30 pm Sat.

Wild Foraged Tea, Muirenn inghean Ui Clèirigh – Bring your basket and mug for hot water as we go forage for ingredients for tea! We’ll identify edible plants and discuss potential flavor or medicinal uses, then gather back around the fire to make quick tea bags and steep ourselves some fresh tea!  If anyone doesn’t want to do the walk, we can meet at the kettle and just brew together. We always bring back lots of extras! 1 hour. 15 people max. Noon Sun.

Sheep to 10th Century Icelandic Garb, Ástríðr Vilborgardóttir – Come join me while I work on a long term project! My ultimate SCA goal is to process an Icelandic fleece, spin it into yarn, weave the yarn into cloth, and sew the cloth into a dress using period accurate techniques.  I’m currently spinning two colors of Icelandic Tog and tablet weaving the band from The Lady in Blue/Bláklædda Konan burial found in Ketilstaðir, Iceland. I will also have lots of books to look at, tools from steps of the process, and I’d love to meet other SCA fiber artists or anyone interested in textiles. Bring your project and work along as well. 2 hours. 10 am Sun.

Scythians and Other Nomads, Raven Qara ton – Early Central Asian nomads with distinctive art styles. 2 hours. 2:30 pm Sun.

Geeking out about block printing fabrics, Etienne le Marchand – Curious about block printing fabrics? Or are you already an experienced printer? This Geek session invites everyone to both ask questions and share information and experiences with block printing. 1 hour. 1 pm Sun.

Afternoon String Fling, Ainslee Goldheart – Come hang out and geek out over all the stringy thingies. Tablet weaving, inkle weaving, braiding, kumihimo, or anything string related that makes your heart happy. Troubleshooting issues welcome. 2 hours. 2 pm Sat.

Embroidery Appreciation, Leda – Bring your projects and let’s share embroidery history, favorites, and passions. 1 hour. 10:30 am Sun.

Playing with Shakespeare, Temperance Trewelove – This session is for people who know that they ‘should’ like Shakespeare, but secretly don’t. Your last memory of good old William S is listening to your classmates butcher the play you were reading in your high school English class. UNLIKE THAT, this is fun! Guaranteed! We will insult each other in the Bard’s own tongue and explore the role of status through physicalization. 1 hour. Age: Able to read. 1:30 pm Sun.

The Chatelaine’s Parade, Johanna Trewpeny – Look for us beside the Chatelaine’s pavilion along the List Fields at 3:30 on Sunday afternoon. Join in to wander the camp greeting newcomers. Bring your banners if you have them.

Gender Minority Fighter Round Table, Taran Daestingr – Curious about fighting? Looking for support for your fighting? Meet and talk with other gender minority fighters. 1 hour. 14+ please (adult SCA fighting age). Noon Sat.

Boasting and Flytings: the Power of Words In The Viking Age, Wulfris Marinus – The power of words was not to be underestimated in effecting a person’s honor in the Germanic / Scandinavian / Anglo-Saxon world. Looking at examples from Beowulf and other Icelandic Sagas, lets Geek out over boasting and contests of words. 1 hour. Materials for 10 people, more can watch. 3:30 pm Sat.

Sabres and The People That Love Them, Samwell Langdon – A chance for those that love curvy swords to gather and talk about their design, history, and use. This is also an opportunity for those that don’t know they love sabres yet to handle a few and discover a new passion. If you have a sabre, bring it! 30 minutes. 11:30 am Sun.

Introduction to Combat Archery, Tryggr Tyresson – Let’s talk about making combat arrows and handbows. I am happy to answer questions and encourage you to become a combat archery. 1 hour. Age: 16 and up. 11 am Sun.

Siege weapon round table, Quinn Phelan – Roundtable question and answer session, topics to be determined by attendees. 2 hours. 7 pm Sat. at the archery range.

Timed End Efficiency, Tymme “Prodkiller” Lytefelow – Discussing timed ends, how to be more efficient (they are timed ends, not speed ends), perhaps a demo of a timed end. 1 – 1.5 hours. At the archery range. 2:30 pom Sun.

Marie de France, Helvi av Gotland – Learn about Marie’s lays and fables, the purgatory of Marie de France, her era, influences, and importance. 1 hour. 3:30 pm Sun.

DEMOS  (just show up and enjoy these)

Kantele Demo, Besteci Khanzara of Samarqand – Hear and learn about the kantele, a traditional string instrument from Finland that dates back to at least the Iron Age. 1 hour. Bring seating if you wish. 10 am Sun.

Making Tvare (Scandinavian Whisk), Muirenn inghean Ui Clèirigh – Simple whisk making from evergreen trees based on the11th c. find at Lendbreen. I’ll have supplies for a few spectators to make their own. 30 minutes. 3 pm Sun.

Lamp-Work Beads, Katherine of the Lakes – Lampwork beads are a form of wound beads which are “wound” around an object, usually a metal rod, to create the hole. These beads are usually made one at a time and may be the first way that glass beads were made (Wikipedia). Lampwork beads were particularly popular in Italy where there was a large industry in Venice. It was traditionally made using an oil or spirit lamp often by women (Wikipedia). Now people use gas torches to make lampwork beads. 30 minutes. 10-10:30 Sat.

Wattle and Daub, Helvi av Gotland – See how wattle and daub walls are made. If you’d like to try, bring sturdy gloves. 1 hour. 2 pm Sat.

Seige Weapons, Quinn Phelan – Live fire demonstration of both an arbalest and a ballista, with demonstrations of table top catapult and trebuchet. On the archery range at noon Saturday and again Sunday. Noon Sat. & Sun. at the archery range.

Blacksmithing and basic metal working, Rowland of Jerago con Orago – Two days of demos from appx 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m-ish, with a couple of breaks. There will be opportunities for participation – children 8+ should have parental supervision. Gloves, eye protection, and sanitizer will be available. Learn about the use of a coal and propane forge work on knives, hatchets, basic shaping and some demonstration about mild steel vs. high carbon steel with be tool explanations as I work. I will be demonstrating casting aluminum into petro-bond sand. I will be offering a “hands on,” shaping steel, using round stock to teach making bar stock, then turning it back into rod. I will have “duplex” nails for people to make mini-swords. I will also be teaching a basic “using tin-snips and introduction to repose and chasing,” while the forges cool down (fire-watch) in the evening. Donations very appreciated, but there will be no charge to participate or make any of the items I will have on hand. All day Sat. & Sun. Look for posted times of specific demonstrations at the forge  

Blacksmithing, Johan Goldsmidt – Johan will be working in a traditional blacksmith shop, relying on hammer, forge, anvil and bellows to shape and reshape tools and to make the tools needed to do his work. All day Sat. & Sun. in the A&S area.

>>>>>>>MARTIAL EVENTS<<<<<<<

Armored and Steel events occur on the list fields in the center of the Great Meadow.

RAPIER and CUT & THRUST

Never-Won-a-Tourney Tourney, Rapier, sign up and armor inspection at 10 am Sat. A tourney for authorized rapier fighters who have yet to win an official tourney at an event (practice tourneys don’t count). Style dependent on number of entrants: a few = round robin, larger number = double elimination. Prize is 2 portable holes donated by Baron Brynjarr.

Steel Melees, 3-4:30 pm Sat.

Rapier Prize Tournament, sign up and armor inspection at 12:30 pm Sun. Double elimination, exact format to be decided based on number of fighters. Prize is a portable hole and a silk banner by Dame Johanna Trewpeny.  You get to design the banner in consultation with her.

Cut & Thrust Prize Tourney, sign up and armor inspection at 2 pm Sun. Double elimination, exact format to be decided based on number of fighters. Prize is a wood core scabbard sized for a 36″ Castille broadsword blade.

ARMORED (HEAVY) COMBAT 

Never-Won-a-Tourney Tourney, Heavy, armor inspections at 10 am Sat. A double elimination prize tourney, Prize is a mug from Reanag Teine and something bracing to go in it.

Holmgang, armor inspection at 1 pm Sat. Hold your “ice flow” for as long as you can, keeping your wounds. There will be a circle inside each list field, and if either fighter steps out, they lose the fight and go to the back of the line. There will be a 40 minute round and a 30 minute round with a 15 minute break in between. Round lengths subject to change based on weather. Prize: wooden chest/seat by Ulf the Wanderer.

Egil Skallagrimsson Memorial Prize Tourney, armor inspection at 9 am, tourney at 10. Double elimination. Prize: bone handled seax by Master Thorvald Olafson, OL, proprietor of Viking Krafts

THROWN WEAPONS

Summits Hunter Championship, 10 am Sat. Winner becomes the Thrown Weapons Champion of The Summits.

Introduction to Thrown Weapons, 3 pm Sat. We have loaner gear. Come learn to thrown things!

Thrown Weapons Tourney, 1 pm Sun. Prize is a hand forged axe donated by C Rowland of Jerago con Orago

Open range hours will be posted at the Arrow Gate.

 

ARCHERY

Candlelight Shoot, Fri. 9 pm. Come enjoy shooting in the dark. Make glowing targets and try to hit them. Prize will be a candle lantern for your camp.

Grand Archery Tournament, 9:30 an Sat. Compete to become the GAT Champion! Your score will be entered and held up against other GAT scores throughout the Known World. Targets will include traditional wand targets, animal targets, and new barrel of monkey targets. Prize is an arrow holder donated by Master Quinn Phelan.

Grey Goose Workshops, 1 pm Sat.

Arcarius / Novelty Shoot, 2 pm Sat. Robin Hood hat novelty shoot. Targets for both target and combat arrows. Prizes: For the winning archer, a red Robin Hood hat by Lady Helen Gaskyns; for the wining Goose, a Heraldic Silk ‘Grey Goose’ Badge Banner (22x22in) by Dame Johanna.
Egil’s 7th Annual Introduction to Period Archery Challenge, Sunday 10am – This year we have a period royal round, with a modified and handicapped score. Details will be in the site booklet. Prize is a recurved horse bow donated by John Wayland.

Fun Shoot, 1 pm Sun. Seek ye the Holy Grail. While it might not come within thy grasp, yet might thou test thy mettle against the Black Knight, noble shields, and (for a limited time) the dreaded killer Rabbit of Caerbannog! A tabletop trebuchet will be available to finish. Fetchez la Vache! Prize is a wooden chest/seat donated by Ulf the Wanderer.

Open range hours will be posted at the Arrow Gate.

 

NORSE STICKBALL

Next to the Thrown Weapons range, 1 pm Sat.

 

There is an RV park close-ish to Lynx Hollow State Park; Meadowlark RV Park, 298 East Oregon Ave., Creswell, OR 97426, 541, 525-3348. Located at the at the I-5 Creswell exit 182, 4.2 miles from the event site, a 7 minute drive. http://www.meadowlark-rvpark.com

The local hotel is Comfort Inn & Suites, 247 Melton Rd., Creswell, OR 9746, 541-895-4025, at the I-5 Creswell exit 182. 4.8 miles from the event site, a 9 minute drive.

https://www.choicehotels.com/oregon/creswell/comfort-inn-hotels/or203

The An Tir Kingdom Calendar web page for Egil’s 2023 is always the first point of contact to be updated. (All points of contact will be updated with the same information, roughly at the same time.) https://antir.org/events/egil-skallagrimson-memorial-prize-tourney/

The Egil’s Tourney Facebook Event Invitation can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1154001555305971

The basic need to know information will be on the Event Invitation About Tab. Once all the basic event information has been posted, go to the Discussion Tab, where all the information updates and discussion will be found. You can also comment on the Discussion Tab, and the Egil’s Staff Admins will get notifications of your comment, and will respond as quickly as possible.

Another point of contact on Facebook is the Egil’s Tourney 2023 Info Group (Unofficial). This is a public group, which means it can be seen by everyone, regardless of whether they have a Facebook account or not. Comments on the Discussion Tab also send the Egil’s Staff notifications, and the Admins will respond as quickly as possible. Another benefit of this page, is being able to upload PDF files to the Group Files section, for things like the schedule, the gate handout after it’s gone to print, travelers’ information, that sort of thing.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/egils2023

We also have a web page for Egil’s Tourney at

This site hosts the fillable forms for would-be merchants, teachers, volunteers, and contests (one requires pre-event sign-up) . 

We will also be posting on the Event Channel of the Unofficial An Tir Discord Server. If you need an invitation to the server, please ask in one of the discussions. The invitation link changes every seven days.

If you have questions or comments, please reach out via our email:

 

This is a Level 1: Other (Branch primary events of regional or Kingdom interest) event.

Traditional camping event hosted by the Barony of Adiantum. Armored, rapier & C&T fighting, archery, thrown weapons, A&S competitions, merchants and many traditional activities.

LIVESTREAMING

This event is being live streamed, and participants may appear on camera. Court camera sight lines will be marked and any staff member with a livestream team name tag will be able to identify camera and microphone locations and answer questions about production.

COVID

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

BULLYING & HARASSMENT POLICY

The SCA prohibits harassment and bullying of all individuals and groups. Harassment and bullying includes, but is not limited to the following:

Offensive or lewd verbal comments directed to an individual; the display of explicit images (drawn or photographic) depicting an individual in an inappropriate manner; photographing or recording individuals inappropriately to abuse or harass the individual; inappropriate physical contact; unwelcome sexual attention; or retaliation for reporting harassment and/or bullying.

Participants violating these rules are subject to appropriate sanctions. If an individual feels subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, they should contact a Seneschal, President of the SCA, or the Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman. If a participant of the SCA becomes aware that someone is being harassed or bullied, they have responsibility pursuant to the SCA Code of Conduct to come forward and report this behavior to a Seneschal, President of the SCA or the Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.


This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - King
Royal Presence - Queen
Royal Presence - Summits
Accepts PayPal
Has Merchants
Has Classes
Has an Heraldic consultation table
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)


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Registration Information

20 May 2023

  • Land/ Camping Reservations were handled through an online form. That was the only way to reserve space for your group. Land reservations are now closed, but there is general camping available. Just ask when you arrive at Gate.
  • RV / Camping Vehicles also needed to reserve space and is now closed. (No hookups available; this is considered a primitive camping site.)There is an RV park close-ish to Lynx Hollow State Park; Meadowlark RV Park, 298 East Oregon Ave., Creswell, OR 97426, 541, 525-3348. Located at the at the I-5 Creswell exit 182, 4.2 miles from the event site, a 7 minute drive. http://www.meadowlark-rvpark.com
  • The local hotel is Comfort Inn & Suites, 247 Melton Rd., Creswell, OR 9746, 541-895-4025, at the I-5 Creswell exit 182. 4.8 miles from the event site, a 9 minute drive.https://www.choicehotels.com/oregon/creswell/comfort-inn-hotels/or203
  • There is NO pre-payment of gate fees for Egil’s. You will pay at gate. We will have PayPal to handle cards, but this is a rural area and connections might be spotty. It’s always wise to bring cash or check as a back-up.

 

Accessibility Information

Accessibility Information for Egil’s Tourney 2023

Egil’s Tourney takes place at Lynx Hollow Park, a primitive park. We’ve done our best to make things as accessible as possible for everyone attending.

Mobility

            The flattest, smoothest paths through the site will be marked out with flags, for ease of mobility, including wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, etc. On the  map in the site booklet, the road from gate, by areas B, C, and G will take you to the main activity area. A video of an electric cart/scooter navigating this route is available on the Egil’s Tournament 2023 Info Group (Unofficial) at: https://www.facebook.com/murchadh.monaidhchraoibhe.9/videos/3416995081856461?idorvanity=935768267786192

            The Egi’s staff, in concert with the park authorities, have made two sets of stairs with railings to help navigate the slopes. These are sturdy, wood and gravel stairs, with sturdy, metal  rails.

            A generator is available for recharging scooters / wheelchair/ CPAP batteries, by prearrangement. The last day to request generator access is Monday, May 22. Please contact  EgilsTourney@gmail.com to preregister. The generator will be available by arrangement, and volunteers will be needed to sit with the generator during its use. Generator use is free, though donations toward fuel will be gratefully accepted from the populace so inclined. Please note: the generator is reserved to scooters / wheelchairs / and CPAP machines. It is not available to charge phones, tablets, laptops, and similar personal devices.

Lighting

            Make sure you bring your own lighting, including for your vehicles. There is no on-sight lighting.

Bathrooms

            The bathrooms at Egil’s are portapotties. There are 4 accessible portapotties: one near the entry to the archery range, two by merchants’ row, and one at the Y at the east end of the Great Meadow.

Water

            The event provides a 1600 gallon potable water truck, which is accessible to scooters / wheelchairs and is located on a flat area.

Trash

            A dumpster is available for general refuse, and is also accessible. Bins for recycling OR 10 deposit cans will be available and marked. Attendees are responsible for taking care of their own trash according to site rules. Please clean up pet waste immediately and put it in the dumpster.

Utilities

            All utilities are brought in by the event: porta potties, 1600 gallon water truck, dumpster for garbage.

Parking

            There is limited handicap parking available. Please contact your camp coordinator, or if you are camping in the general camping area, contact the event at EgilsTourney@gmail.com by May 23rd, if you need handicap parkling. Please bring  your placard.

            The vehicle parking area can be difficult to reach. There is a volunteer “taxi” service to bring people back to their encampments after they have unpacked, and to take people to their vehicles when it’s time to pack up. Enquire at Gate. As this is a volunteer service, we ask that those who can manage without assistance, to please so do.

Noise

            For those who are sensitive, including animals, there is a clay target shooting range close enough to the park to be heard. If you’ve been to Egil’s in the past few years, it’s been running for a while. The range hours are 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

            There will be some generator noise during the day, and possibly more in the evening, as there are at least 19 RVs on the site. They are parked as to minimize the impact on the camping areas.

Misc.

            Weather: Be prepared for everything, from heat and sun to Monsoon.

            Gate: It is the intention of the Event to offer credit card payment at the gate,. Via PayPal, but the site is in a rural area, and Wifi signal is subject to weather interruption. We recommend having a backup of cash or check with you.

If you have any questions, please email EgilsTourney@gmail.com. Please be aware that the on-site staff will be unavailable from Wednesday May 24th through Monday May 29th. Our Virtual staff will be monitoring the email account, the Facebook Event Invitation Discussion tab, and the Facebook Egil’s Tourney Unofficial Info group up to and through the event.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/egils2023 — Facebook Egil’s Unofficial Page

https://www.facebook.com/events/1154001555305971/?active_tab=discussion — Facebook Event Invitation Discussion tab

https://egilstourneysca.org – The event’s web site

EgilsTourney@gmail.com — Event email (checked multiple times daily)

Site Fees

Fee TypeCost*
Site fee, adult$30.00*
Site fee, youth (age 10-17)$10.00
Child (age 0-9)

Pet (dog, cat, non-livestock birds only [park requirement] with proof of rabies vaccination)

free

$2.00

Day Trip Gate Fees: (No Camping / Sleeping Overnight)

Adults* $15.oo

Minors Free (17 and under)

*Current Adult SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Family Max is $80, two adults who are parents / guardians to the minors with them. This discount is for “nuclear style” families, parents / guardians with minors who are their children / wards. The $5 discount will apply to the two adults who are members, making the family max $70.

 

Meal Information

McLavendar’s will be selling meals at the event.

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RULES FOR THE EVENT

1. This is a medieval/Renaissance re-creation event. Everyone must wear an attempt at pre-1600 attire while in public areas. If you need, we have loaner clothes available at “Gold Key” located at one corner of the List Fields. Look for the large Gold Key on a green banner.

2. Lynx Hollow is a day use park. We have a special permit to camp overnight for our event, otherwise Oregon State Laws still apply to site use. This explicitly includes laws related to the possession, sale, and distribution of controlled substances. Anyone caught in violation of modern laws will be turned over to the authorities. Underage drinking will NOT be tolerated. Ignorance is no excuse; if in doubt, request ID or say NO. This is a policy of the SCA, Inc., and must be followed at all SCA, Inc. sanctioned events.

3. There is no smoking/vaping/spitting of chew on site (State Park and SCA rules). You may smoke/vape in your closed car or along Davisson Road at the entry to the park…

4. Use of marijuana on site–including medical marijuana used with a prescription–is NOT permitted. This is a policy of the SCA, Inc., and must be followed at all SCA, Inc. sanctioned events.

5. All vehicles must be moved to designated parking within 30 min of arrival. Cars parked inappropriately may be ticketed by the park ranger or towed at owner’s expense. Legible parking passes must be displayed on driver’s side dash.

6. The public space of this event is rated PG-13 AT ALL TIMES, everywhere on site. Any activity that can be seen easily from roads or public paths should also be PG-13.

7. Children age 12 and under must be within sight of their parent/guardian at all times. To participate in activities, minors must be accompanied by their on-site legal guardian. Parents/guardians may be asked to leave site if children are left unattended.

8. All minors who are not attending with their legal guardian must have a minor and a medical waiver. Minors (under 18 years of age) who are not attending with a legal guardian must carry on their person signed and dated (by parents or legal guardians) a copy of the medical form. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian to gain admittance. The legal guardian must be over the age of 21, and cannot sign for more than 4 minors. More information about this and the needed forms can be found Here.

9. NO straw* or hay may be brought into the park. *Staff are permitted to bring in managed amounts for specific purposes, but there will be none in camps.

10. Wood fires are allowed in above ground fire pans or something similar, contained, high enough so there is no scorching underneath. Charcoal barbeques, propane fire rings and/or cooking devices are allowed.

Bring your own firewood if you are local, or purchase firewood nearby if coming from a longer distance to reduce the spread of pests in firewood. Tiki torches or similar items using oil are OK only if they are supported by a portable hole. Candles are ok. Use the galvanized ash cans available near the park entrance for fire debris. Do not dump coals or ashes on the ground or in the dumpster.

11. Firearms, fireworks, or chemical weapons are NOT allowed on site. NO open flames in toilets. Fire-dancing is not allowed anywhere on site.

12. Do not swim or wade in ponds and swamps. Enter the river at your own risk.

13. Please, no drumming or loud noise after 10 pm.

14. Only dogs, cats, and non-livestock birds are permitted on site. Proof of rabies vaccination, showing the expiration date of the current dose, must be presented at the gate for each pet.

15. Pets must be leashed, tethered, caged or otherwise under physical control at all times. Obedience is not a substitute for a leash. You are responsible for immediately removing solid pet waste.

16. All combatants are responsible to bring water for their personal use on the tourney field. The risk of spreading disease severely limits our ability to provide access to communal water on the field.  The event staff will have a water cooler on hand, but every combatant must be responsible for their own containers and needs.

17. Please see the event staff if you wish to run a generator other than a small quiet one to power a personal medical device. If you have a noisy generator to recharge medical device batteries, you can do that in the parking lot during daylight hours.

18. Site closes at 3 pm Monday, May 30. Please be packed, with your campsite cleaned up, before then.

19. Please be mindful of event staff. They will do everything they can to make a polite request when a problem occurs. They don’t want to spoil your fun, but they have to enforce site rules for everybody’s safety and enjoyment.

Tournament Information

Fighters and other participants please note:

In the interests of public health, we will be providing large coolers of water beside the list fields and at the archery and thrown weapons ranges, but individual fighters, archers, throwers, etc. are responsible for providing their own personal containers and drawing their own water from the cooler. We will have some individual containers to give away. Don’t forget to bring yourself some snacks too!

ON THE LIST FIELDS

Never-Won-A-Tourney Tourney for heavy fighters, 10 am Sat.

Never-Won-A-Tourney Tourney for rapier fighters, 10 am Sat.

Holmgang for heavy fighters, 1 pm Sat.

Egil’s Skallagrimsson Memorial Tournament (double elimination.) for heavy fighters. Armor inspection begins at 9 am Sunday, tourney at 10.

Double Elimination Tourney for rapier fighters, 12:30 pm Sunday

Double elimination Tourney for Cut & Thrust fighters, 2 pm Sunday

Steel melee scenarios, 3-4:30 pm Sunday

ARCHERY AT EGIL’S TOURNEY

Our archery activities are available to newcomers and experienced members alike, age 5 and up. We have some loaner gear.

Introduction to SCA Archery, Tymme “Prodkiller” Lytefelow – For new or inexperienced archers – bring your own gear or use our loaner gear. Will cover basics of archery and range etiquette. Friday, 7-8:30 pm at the archery range.

Introduction to Combat Archery, Tryggr Tyresson – Let’s talk about making combat arrows and handbows. I am happy to answer questions and encourage you to become a combat archery. 1 hour. Age: 16 and up. 11 am Sun.

See information about other Archery related classes and activities posted under Event Details above or Classes below.

Activities at the Archery Range will include:

Candle Light Shoot: Set up at 8:30, shoot at 9 pm. Archery fun after dark. Prize: lantern donated by Alan Bowyer.

Siege Weapons. Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 1. Learn about siege weapons, how they can be used in SCA war, and watch two ballistas in action.

Grand Archery Tournament,  9:30 am Sat.

Grey Goose Invitational Tournament, 2 pm Sat.

The Egil’s 7th Annual Introduction to Period Archery Challenge, 10 am Sun.

Grey Goose Workshops ANYONE may attend these Workshops to learn from the Geese. Each workshop is approximately 15 minutes of information or demonstration and then 2-5 minutes of questions or practice at each station. Visit several stations to meet various Grey Geese and learn from their expertise, or stay in the same place hearing it several times to hone that particular skill. Workshops may cover these topics: Stance, Aiming, Release Techniques, Time Skills, Arrow Straightening/Inspecting, Bow Care/Inspecting, Period Gear, Crossbows, Novelty Shoots, Event Prep, etc. 1 pm Sat.

Archery Range Safety Rules

  1. Youths 5-17: a parent or authorized adult (with paperwork complete) must be present when shooting on the range (Kingdom Law). 2. Only bows and arrows which have passed the safety inspection may be used on the range. Bring bows unstrung to be inspected. Approved bows will receive a marker for the weekend.
  2. The marshal’s job is to maintain safety. Archers and spectators must follow their directions. 4. Marshals running the line and scorekeepers will be identified by colored baldrics. 5. Spectators are very welcome! 6. For safety, stay 10 feet behind shooting line while not shooting.

Range Setup – Help is WELCOME just before each shoot and after it ends, to bring in the targets. Come a bit early, stay a bit late, lend a hand.

During Monday Teardown please come VOLUNTEER time to pack up the range. Thanks!

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THROWN WEAPONS at Egil’s Tourney

All activities take place on the Thrown Weapons Range, next to the Archery Range. Please drop by to watch or try your hand at a new skill. We always have loaner weapons available for your use, including light weight weapons.

A parent or authorized adult (with paperwork complete) MUST be present with youth ages 9-17 on the range (Kingdom Law).

During normal Range hours, children need to be aged 9 and up.

PLEASE NOTE THAT CLOSE TOED FOOTWEAR IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES

Open range / Royal Rounds will happen as marshals are available Saturday and Sunday afternoons, no experience necessary.

Egil’s will be hosting the Summits Hunter Championship this year – 10 am Sat.

A Three pillars tournament will be held for those competing in Three Pillars – 1 pm Sun.

We will have an Intro to Thrown Weapons class for those new to the sport and/or new to the SCA, to include: basics of scoring, throwing techniques, and range safety – 3 pm Sat.

Monday Morning Teardown: PLEASE come help pack up the Thrown Weapons range.

Youth and Family Activities

Archery and thrown weapons have loaner gear available for youth and newcomers. Many of our classes will be of interest to young people; check the class descriptions.. The Chatelaine’s pavilion on the List Fields usually provides materials that parents can check out to share with their children.

Volunteer Information

To sign up to volunteer at the event, please use the form on the event’s website (link below) or sign up at the Volunteer sign beside the List Fields once you arrive at the event.

https://egilstourneysca.org/volunteers/

SERVICE AT EGIL’S TOURNEY

It takes many hands to pull off an event of the size and complexity of Egil’s Tourney. To acknowledge and reward our volunteers, we have three forms of recognition.

1  —  The Volunteer Raffle. Everyone who volunteers at Egil’s Tourney or who helps at the work parties or for set up will receive a double ticket for each hour or partial hour of time worked. Bring those tickets to the Volunteer Raffle in the Arts & Sciences area after Prize Court on Sunday evening. Put your name on one part of the ticket and turn it in; keep the other part. We will have a display of the various thank-you gifts available. We will draw tickets from the ones you turn in. When one of your numbers is called, you match it with the other half of your ticket and get to choose your thank-gift. You have as many chances of getting chosen as you have hours worked. We will draw numbers until everyone has had one chance to choose their prize.

 

Options 2 and 3 are part of the Three Pillars Championship, but you don’t have to participate in the overall Championship to enter the Service competitions. If you wish to enter either or both of these competitions, sign up at the Three Pillars table in the Arts & Sciences Pavilion by the list fields 4-8 pm on Friday, or 9-10 am on Saturday. You will get a Passport booklet that you will use to record the hours you volunteer in any of these categories. (You will also be getting raffle tickets for those same hours, but that is separate from these competitions). Have each of the supervisors you volunteer with initial your volunteer hours in the Passport. Turn the Passport in at the Three Pillars/Volunteer table by 3 pm Sunday. The organizers will total up the various entries and determine the winners of each of the six individual service categories and of the Service Pillar prize.

 

2 — The Individual Service Competitions. There is a competition for each of the eight service categories:

Volunteer hours: teach a class, hold a geek session or do a demo – the winner is the person who offered the greatest number of sessions.

Volunteer hours: snacks, site maintenance, etc. – the winner worked the greatest number of hours in this category.

Volunteer hours: trash & recyle collection – the winner worked the greatest number of hours in this category.

Volunteer hours: parking – – the winner worked the greatest number of hours in this category.

Volunteer hours: Marshaling – on the list fields or at the archery or thrown weapons ranges

Volunteer hours: Field Heraldry – on the list fields and maybe at the archery or thrown weapons ranges

Largesse donation – judged on a combination of number of donations, historical authenticity, and quality and complexity of execution.

 Pre-event service: site preparation & set-up – the winner worked the greatest number of hours in this category.

When you sign up to compete in one of these categories, you will receive your Passport booklet.  Have the supervisor that you volunteer with initial your service hours in your Passport. Turn your booklet in at the Volunteer table by 3 pm Sunday. The winners will be identified in Prize Court (starts 5 pm Sunday). After Court, the winners come to the A&S area where they will be able to choose the prize they prefer (separate from the Volunteer Raffel).

 

3 — The Service Pillar Prize. You can compete for this prize – two majolica serving dishes – by signing up for it between 4 – 8 pm Friday or 9 – 10 am Saturday. Volunteer in as many of the eight individual service competitions as you wish. Have the supervisors that you volunteer with initial your service hours in your Passport booklet. Turn in your booklet at the Volunteer table by 3 pm Sunday. The winner (most hours volunteered) is awarded the prize in Court (starts 5 pm Sunday).

 

Merchant Information

Merchants at Egil’s Tourney as of May 20, 2023:

Dragon Skin Studios – dragon and other mythological inspired pottery

Firedryk Steel – medieval stainless armor, custom knives, metal art

Frigga Green Needle – period appropriate men’s and women’s garb and accessories as well as mostly period inspired quilts. Celtic, Norse and European medieval tapestry, etc.

Grouchy Mongol Armory – knives, seaxes, kitchen and camp implements; leather and other armor bits, some archery gear, cup hilts and rattan, leather pouches and belts, jewelry and art.

Ironhorse Armory / Little Roman Farm – Farm stuff: lamb cuts (maybe), sheep hides, fleeces; craft stuff: armor and metalwork, LPG torches, woodwork, furniture, wall art, maille, jewelry, spinning/weaving needs, leatherwork, assorted 3D printed novelties and lego castle maxifigures.

McLavenders – serving full meals

Oat Lane Merchants – needle cases, folding chairs, etched medallions, and more

Reannag Teine Pottery – historically inspired pottery

Sarongs and stuff  – fabric

Thistillium Pottery – high-fired medieval-inspired stoneware and porcelain functional pottery and a few SCA adjacent textile items,

Vidar Leatherworks – handmade SCA appropriate leather goods, including belts, pouches, rapier frogs and archery quivers.

Whitewolf and Phoenix – hand woven belts, trim, laces, etc. String in natural fibers and many colors. Books and tools for weaving.

Classes Offered

CLASSES

Many of the classes and geek sessions that we offer are appropriate for children if they are interested in the topic.Children 12 and under need to be accompanied by a parent.

SIGN UP for classes will happen ON SITE at the big blue Arts & Sciences pavilion on the west side of the list fields on the main meadow from 4 – 8 pm on Friday.  We’ll be open for sign-ups again at 9 am through 3 pm Saturday and again on Sunday. Geek sessions and demos need no sign- up – just show up and enjoy. 

Classes, geeks, and demos occur in the Arts & Sciences area on the west side of the list fields unless otherwise noted. Check at the big blue A&S pavilion for specific classroom pavilions.

 

CLASSES

Meet & Greet + A Noble’s Guide to Eventing for the Newcomer, the Wandering SCAdian, and the Aspiring Peasant, Johanna Trewpeny – A short meet and greet followed by a quick intro to the SCA and this event – what to do, where to find it, who to ask for, how to have fun. You get maps and a scavenger-style hunt. 1 hour. 9:30 am Saturday

How to Make an Archer Hat, Helen Gaskyn – Come copy the pattern and learn how to construct an archer’s hat. 30 min. Class limit: 5. 2 pm Sat. & 1 pm Sun.

How to make a Viking era tunic or tunic dress, Helen Gaskyn – You will receive instructions on how to measure, cut out and construction a tunic shirt or dress. Your measurements will be taken so you can make a custom fitted pattern sheet. 1 hour. Age 10 +. Class limit 5. 3 pm Sat. & 2 pm Sun.

How to make a pocket, Helen Gaskyn – you will see several examples of pockets, learn how to construct pockets and receive pocket pattern with instructions. 30 minutes. Class limit: 5. 4 pm Sat. & 3 pm Sun.

How to Make a Medieval Doll, Helen Gaskyn – Come make a modern take on a medieval fabric doll. Instructions, fabric, pattern and stuffing will be provided. You will leave with a kit to work on during Egils. This class is suitable for ages 8 and up. Class is limited to 10 people. 1 hour. 1 pm Sat.

Grass basket weaving, Isis Sat Ne Nes Bastet – Learn how to make a small bowl with African long grass. Supplies will be given. 1.5 hours. Ages 10+. 1 pm Sun.

Basic rope splicing, Ulf the Wanderer – This class gives hands on instruction on splicing rope. Learn how to splice two ropes together, make an end loop, and splice the end of a rope so it does not fray. Example rope will be provided but students can bring their own natural fiber rope. 1 hour, Class size: 10. Ages 13+. 3 pm Sat.

Tablet weaving for Beginners, Ainslee Goldheart – New weavers can learn the process of tablet. Weaving without the need of a loom. Kits will be available ($5 donation suggested). Brings snips and a belt of some kind to tie your work to. Class Limit of 10 people. 1 – 1.5 hours. Class limit: 10. Ages 12+ (This class will segue into the Afternoon String Fling geek session) 1 pm Sat.

Basic Lucet, Leda – Lucet and cord provided. Brief history of lucet presented. $7 per person. 1 hour. Age: 12+. Noon Sat.

Bead Weaving, Katherine of the Lakes – The stitch taught is the Peyote Stitch, which is a good beginner stitch. The Peyote stitch, or gourd stitch, is off-loom bead weaving which means that it does not require any special materials. It is often used by Native Americans but there are artifacts that trace to Ancient Egypt. $5 for materials, Class size: 10. 30 minutes. 12+ please. 10 am Sun.

Wire Weaving, Katherine of the Lakes – Wire weaving, or Trichinopoly, goes by many names, such as Norse Wire Weaving or Viking Wire Weaving, though there is some debate on if there is a difference. It creates a circular tube of wire that is used for decoration as jewelry or on clothing. $5 for materials. 30 minutes. Class size: 10. 12+ please. 11 am Sat.

Wild Foraged Inks, Muirenn inghean Ui Clèirigh – Color is all around us and many local plants, lichen, fungi, and minerals are related to those used in many manuscripts! In this class we’ll discuss local, natural materials, the process of turning them into usable inks, and then illuminate a small design with them.1 hour. 1 pm Sat.

Ukrainian Easter Eggs, Kattera Giese – Ever wanted to try making a Ukrainian Easter egg? Wondered if the symbols meant anything? Just want to get your hands dirty? Bring: Eggs probably 2 each person…can be blown out or hard boiled, a soft cloth you don’t mind destroying and an apron you don’t mind potentially getting dye or wax on. Cost: $ 20.00 if you wish to keep the stylus etc., $5 if you don’t. 2-3 hours. For those old enough to be careful around dyes and flame. Under 9 needs an adult with them. 1 pm Sun.

Your Body as your Instrument: Body Awareness and Vocal Support for Bards and Heralds, Rose Atherton – This class will talk about how when you speak or sing, your entire body is involved in the process. It will outline techniques, exercises and tips for utilizing the breath, holding your body to use it to support you, caring for your voice as you use it, and singing specific techniques. No experience necessary. Appropriate for singers, story tellers, actors and voice heralds. May also be valuable for other types of bards that would like to improve their ‘stage presence’ or anyone who wants to be more confident in public speaking. 1 hour. Class limit 12 (or more!). Aimed at those 11+ though younger children are welcome to attend with a parent or sibling. 2 pm Sat.

Period Dance – 11th Night Ball Dance Set #2, Séamus O’Caellaigh – There will be a ball at 11th night this year! Come learn the dances from Set 2! Impress your friends by knowing the dances ahead of time! 2 hours. You get a handout with the dance steps. 10 am Sat.

Period Dance – 11th Night Ball Dance Set #3, Séamus O’Caellaigh – There will be a ball at 11th night this year! Come learn the dances from Set 3! Impress your friends by knowing the dances ahead of time! 2 hours. You get a handout with theh dance steps. 1 pm Sun.

Ottoman and Persian percussion, Besteci Khanzara of Samarqand – Learn historic Ottoman and Persian rhythms for drums and finger cymbals. Bring a drum or finger cymbals if you have them. I’ll have loaner finger cymbals and a couple loaner drums available 2 hours. Size: 12. For all ages. 1 pm Sat. at the Gate area.

Basic Middle Eastern Drumming, Randwulf de la Terre d’Eté – Bring a drum, an open mind and a smile! I will provide handouts. 1 hour. Class size: 30. 3 pm Sat. at the Gate area.

How to Start and Run a Gold Key, Helen Gaskyn – Have questions about where to start, how to stock or how a Gold Key is run… This is the class for you. 1 hour.  Donation for booklet would be appreciated. 10 am Sun.

Emperor’s New Clothes, Ayla Roth – Tip, tricks, and guidance on coordinating garb for a reign.  1 hour. 11 am Sun.

Kittenpults, Quinn Phelan – Learn about siege weapons and build a mini catapult. There will also be materials for making a target. I will have some kits available but will also have plans if we run out. Ages 4+, under 13 must be accompanied by a parent. 1 hour +. 12 kits ($5 each) are available; more can watch. 10 am Sat.

Going Offline: Using offline footwork for fighters, Samwell Langdon – Tired of the same old back and forth? This class will focus on the use of offline steps to open up new avenues of attack and defense. We will address setting up parries, thrusts, and cuts from offline steps through games and partnered drills. Brings weapons and head protection adequate for light contact drills. 30 minutes. 14 and older only. Noon Sat. on the list field

Introduction to SCA Archery, Tymme “Prodkiller” Lytefelow – For new or inexperienced archers – bring your own gear or use our loaner gear. Will cover basics of archery and range etiquette. Friday, 7-8:30 pm at the archery range.

“Bring Out your Dead”: Simple Arrow Repairs, Don the Archer – This class is about how to repair arrows, from lost nocks to broken tips and all kinds of damage in between. Section 1) We will demonstrate how to do a variety of repairs, especially the common field repairs needed to keep your arrows safe for shooting. How to fix feathers. The best ways to recover & replace tips. Nock repairs and some other tricks of the trade, such as wet arrow recovery.  Section 2) A Hands-on Repair session: Fix your own Dead Solders or the Barony’s collection of broken arrows.  Each person in the Class will receive a small arrow repair kit to use and keep after the Class.  If time permits, we will do some advanced repairs and discuss the best ways to store and handle arrows. Bring any broken arrows to fix, a tube of Duco Cement. and any repair parts that you already have: tips, nocks, feathers. I provide Archery Repair Kit ($5 donation requested), misc. nocks, points, and feathers.

2 hours.. Class limit 6 – 8. More can watch. Under 13 need have parental supervision. 3:30 pm Sat. at the archery range.

Making Flemish Twist Bowstrings, Alan Bowyer. Learn how to make your own bowstring. 1 hour. Class limit: 6 Taught at the archery range. 2:30 pm Sat.

Archery equipment inspection, Tymme “Prodkiller” Lytefelow – Inspecting equipment. Please bring bows and arrows. If there’s time, we might also cover some maintenance. Please bring bows and arrows. I’m carpooling to the event so I can’t bring my usual supplies. I’ll have my crossbow and bolts. 1 – 1.5 hours. Taught at the archery range. 9:30 am Sat.

Do Your Own Bowstring Serving, Alan Bowyer – Do not be afraid to be frayed. Learn how to repair your own bowstring’s serving. 1 hour. Class limit: 9 Taught at the archery range. 4 pm Sun.

GEEK SESSIONS

A geek session is less formal than a class. The organizer shows up with materials, information, or examples, etc. and anyone who shares that interest drops by to talk about the topic. You don’t need to sign up for a geek session. Just show up and enjoy!

PlantSeed Swap & Geek, Eleanor De Bolton – Bring plants or seeds to swap and/or just show up to meet fellow gardeners and chat about period gardening. 1 hour. 11 am Sat.

Working steel and historical tools, Brynjarr Olfúss – I have been doing lots of research and some historical experimentation with metalworking. Interested in sharing and discussing forge work, welding, tools and the like in history, particularly around the 12th century when forges start to go from ground pits to upright heat sources. 1:30 pm Sat.

Wild Foraged Tea, Muirenn inghean Ui Clèirigh – Bring your basket and mug for hot water as we go forage for ingredients for tea! We’ll identify edible plants and discuss potential flavor or medicinal uses, then gather back around the fire to make quick tea bags and steep ourselves some fresh tea!  If anyone doesn’t want to do the walk, we can meet at the kettle and just brew together. We always bring back lots of extras! 1 hour. 15 people max. Noon Sun.

Sheep to 10th Century Icelandic Garb, Ástríðr Vilborgardóttir – Come join me while I work on a long term project! My ultimate SCA goal is to process an Icelandic fleece, spin it into yarn, weave the yarn into cloth, and sew the cloth into a dress using period accurate techniques.  I’m currently spinning two colors of Icelandic Tog and tablet weaving the band from The Lady in Blue/Bláklædda Konan burial found in Ketilstaðir, Iceland. I will also have lots of books to look at, tools from steps of the process, and I’d love to meet other SCA fiber artists or anyone interested in textiles. Bring your project and work along as well. 2 hours. 10 am Sun.

Scythians and Other Nomads, Raven Qara ton – Early Central Asian nomads with distinctive art styles. 2 hours. 2:30 pm Sun.

Geeking out about block printing fabrics, Etienne le Marchand – Curious about block printing fabrics? Or are you already an experienced printer? This Geek session invites everyone to both ask questions and share information and experiences with block printing. 1 hour. 1 pm Sun.

Afternoon String Fling, Ainslee Goldheart – Come hang out and geek out over all the stringy thingies. Tablet weaving, inkle weaving, braiding, kumihimo, or anything string related that makes your heart happy. Troubleshooting issues welcome. 2 hours. 2 pm Sat.

Embroidery Appreciation, Leda – Bring your projects and let’s share embroidery history, favorites, and passions. 1 hour. 10:30 am Sun.

Playing with Shakespeare, Temperance Trewelove – This session is for people who know that they ‘should’ like Shakespeare, but secretly don’t. Your last memory of good old William S is listening to your classmates butcher the play you were reading in your high school English class. UNLIKE THAT, this is fun! Guaranteed! We will insult each other in the Bard’s own tongue and explore the role of status through physicalization. 1 hour. Age: Able to read. 1:30 pm Sun.

The Chatelaine’s Parade, Johanna Trewpeny – Look for us beside the Chatelaine’s pavilion along the List Fields at 3:30 on Sunday afternoon. Join in to wander the camp greeting newcomers. Bring your banners if you have them.

Gender Minority Fighter Round Table, Taran Daestingr – Curious about fighting? Looking for support for your fighting? Meet and talk with other gender minority fighters. 1 hour. 14+ please (adult SCA fighting age). Noon Sat.

Boasting and Flytings: the Power of Words In The Viking Age, Wulfris Marinus – The power of words was not to be underestimated in effecting a person’s honor in the Germanic / Scandinavian / Anglo-Saxon world. Looking at examples from Beowulf and other Icelandic Sagas, lets Geek out over boasting and contests of words. 1 hour. Materials for 10 people, more can watch. 3:30 pm Sat.

Sabres and The People That Love Them, Samwell Langdon – A chance for those that love curvy swords to gather and talk about their design, history, and use. This is also an opportunity for those that don’t know they love sabres yet to handle a few and discover a new passion. If you have a sabre, bring it! 30 minutes. 11:30 am Sun.

Introduction to Combat Archery, Tryggr Tyresson – Let’s talk about making combat arrows and handbows. I am happy to answer questions and encourage you to become a combat archery. 1 hour. Age: 16 and up. 11 am Sun.

Siege weapon round table, Quinn Phelan – Roundtable question and answer session, topics to be determined by attendees. 2 hours. 7 pm Sat. at the archery range.

Timed End Efficiency, Tymme “Prodkiller” Lytefelow – Discussing timed ends, how to be more efficient (they are timed ends, not speed ends), perhaps a demo of a timed end. 1 – 1.5 hours. At the archery range. 2:30 pom Sun.

Marie de France, Helvi av Gotland – Learn about Marie’s lays and fables, the purgatory of Marie de France, her era, influences, and importance. 1 hour. 3:30 pm Sun.

DEMOS  (just show up and enjoy these)

Kantele Demo, Besteci Khanzara of Samarqand – Hear and learn about the kantele, a traditional string instrument from Finland that dates back to at least the Iron Age. 1 hour. Bring seating if you wish. 10 am Sun.

Making Tvare (Scandinavian Whisk), Muirenn inghean Ui Clèirigh – Simple whisk making from evergreen trees based on the11th c. find at Lendbreen. I’ll have supplies for a few spectators to make their own. 30 minutes. 3 pm Sun.

Lamp-Work Beads, Katherine of the Lakes – Lampwork beads are a form of wound beads which are “wound” around an object, usually a metal rod, to create the hole. These beads are usually made one at a time and may be the first way that glass beads were made (Wikipedia). Lampwork beads were particularly popular in Italy where there was a large industry in Venice. It was traditionally made using an oil or spirit lamp often by women (Wikipedia). Now people use gas torches to make lampwork beads. 30 minutes. 10-10:30 Sat.

Wattle and Daub, Helvi av Gotland – See how wattle and daub walls are made. If you’d like to try, bring sturdy gloves. 1 hour. 2 pm Sat. 

Seige Weapons, Quinn Phelan – Live fire demonstration of both an arbalest and a ballista, with demonstrations of table top catapult and trebuchet. On the archery range at noon Saturday and again Sunday. Noon Sat. & Sun. at the archery range.

Blacksmithing and basic metal working, Rowland of Jerago con Orago – Two days of demos from appx 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m-ish, with a couple of breaks. There will be opportunities for participation – children 8+ should have parental supervision. Gloves, eye protection, and sanitizer will be available. Learn about the use of a coal and propane forge work on knives, hatchets, basic shaping and some demonstration about mild steel vs. high carbon steel with be tool explanations as I work. I will be demonstrating casting aluminum into petro-bond sand. I will be offering a “hands on,” shaping steel, using round stock to teach making bar stock, then turning it back into rod. I will have “duplex” nails for people to make mini-swords. I will also be teaching a basic “using tin-snips and introduction to repose and chasing,” while the forges cool down (fire-watch) in the evening. Donations very appreciated, but there will be no charge to participate or make any of the items I will have on hand. All day Sat. & Sun. Look for posted times of specific demonstrations at the forge

Blacksmithing, Johan Goldsmidt – Johan will be working in a traditional blacksmith shop, relying on hammer, forge, anvil and bellows to shape and reshape tools and to make the tools needed to do his work. All day Sat. & Sun. in the A&S area.

Emergency Preparedness Information

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Lynx Hollow State Park, 80998 Davisson Rd., Creswell, OR 97426

The nearest hospital emergency room is PeaceHealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center, 1515 Village Drive, Cottage Grove, OR 97424, open 24 hours, 541-767-5500, approx. 11 minutes away.


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