If there are four or more entrants,
we will have a Princess’ Choice award for her favorite
The theme is experimental archaeology.
What is experimental archaeology? Well, if you are a local champion
or someone who is considering entering this competition, you are
probably already doing
this! Find a single historical mystery or dilemma and try to solve
it by reproducing the item in question.
The mystery or dilemma should be
something that was known in the SCA time-frame, but has been lost
or forgotten and is a mystery to today’s experts. For example,
maybe there is an item of clothing that is seen only in a few
pictures and no one knows how it is put together, so you make an
educated guess and see if it works. Or there is an object that was
found in a dig, but no one knows what it was for, so you make it
and try to figure it out. Or there is a type of clasp or closure
that experts think couldn’t
work, so you build it and find out. Don’t worry about whether the
experiment is a success; a negative conclusion is useful too (like
“no, this object is probably not a needle-maker, because it
I know the theme adds some
complication, so if you need help figuring out how your entry fits
into the theme, please don’t hesitate to ask for help!
Here are ideas to help you develop your
project within the theme:
What is the item, guess, or idea being
What information is currently known about it, and where did you get
What do you think the variables are and what did you do to control
them? Would using a different type of fabric or substituting a
different herb or spice alter the result of the experiment?
What is the conclusion of your experiments?
If you were to do this again, is there anything you would change?
Captain of Cats
The format will be round robin, bring your best weapons
combination, with the finals being best two out of three.
Fighters wishing to compete to become the new Rapier Champion must
current members of the SCA.
Come compete to be the new Rapier
This is a competition for those who want to add a little extra fun
to the donation of largesse items.
• All entrants must create 12 items based on a theme that are
suitable for largesse (such as 12 needle books, 12 games, 12 hats,
• All entries must be tagged (what it is, what it is made of,
and who made it) and ready to be gifted the day of the
• The items do not need to be documentable. This is not an
A&S competition. The items do, however, need to have value for
a member of the SCA.
• The items need to be handmade.
• The items should not have heraldry on them. While these
gifts could be given far and wide, there is no need for them to be
Judging will be open to the public at the event by the “beads
in a cup” method. Winner of the Dirty Dozen Largesse Derby is
the person with the most beads in their entry’s
The winner of the Dirty Dozen Largesse Derby by popular choice gets
to select one (1) item from 3 of the other competitors. (Possibly
more, depending on the number of entries.)
All remaining entries will be donated as largesse items, half of
them going to the Coronet of the Summits, and the other half to the
Incipient Barony of Myrtle Holt.
For more info, please contact Lady
Bronwen Awbrey (mka Chelsea Olson)
This year we are pleased to be
offering up a wonderful German inspired full feast as part of
11th night event. We look forward to everybody joining us for
the fine food prepared by our feast
stewards to celebrate the elevation of the heirs to the thrones of
Below, please find the tentative feast
menu. There may perhaps be changes, but we hope these
will be few:
German Beef Sausage with cabbage
Honey Dill Carrots
Baked Apples with Walnut cream cheese dip
German Beer pork roast
Balsamic Rosemary chicken
Wheat berries in cream sauce
Sauerkraut with bacon sour cream sauce
German beer bread
Dark rye bread
Steel cut oat bread
Apple butter and butter served with bread
Pressed apple cider
FRIDAY 11TH – VIGIL OF VICTOR DE GUERSE AT RIVERSIDE INN
Setup of hall and meeting rooms by
SATURDAY 12TH –
7:30 am – Gate opens
8:00-8:45 am – Peerage (Pelicans) meeting
8:00 am – Alpine Scholar and “Dirty Dozen Largesse”
8:45-9:30 am – Peerage (Laurels) meeting
9:00 am – List opens for Captain of Cats…Classes
9am – List Class – teacher Maeve Cunningham
10am – glass bead making class – teacher Jennet
MacLachlan of Loch Fyne
11am – pouch board game class – teacher Tristan
9:30-10:15 am – Peerage (Chiv) meeting
11:00 am – Judging Alpine Scholar and “Dirty Dozen
11:00 am – Captain of Cats Tournament
11:30 am – Day board opens and closes at 1:30
12-12:30 pm – Meeting for retinue of Turk and
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Court
6:00(or after court)-6:45 pm – Peerage (Master of Defense)
6:45 pm – Dinner
9:00 pm – hall cleanup begins and site closes at
9:00 am – Moot begins.
11:00 am – SITE CLOSES
Myrtle Holt has reserved blocks of rooms at the following local
Inns, and negotiated significant discounted rates at
Relative to proximity to the event site itself, the hotels are
listed in order, closest to farther away:
RIVERSIDE INN (Approximately 1 mile from event site)
Address: 986 SW 6th Street, Grants Pass, OR
Phone: 541-476-6873, or 1-800-334-4567
Discounted Rate: $90.00 per night, double occupancy,
standard K room or QQ room, with an additional $15 per additional
person 13 or older in the same room. Deluxe rooms and Deluxe rooms
with Fireplaces are available at additional cost. Pet fee is
$25. Rate guaranteed until 30 days before event.
Cancellations must be made 30 days in advance.
Booking information: When you call, please identify yourself
as booking with the group “Society for Creative Anachronism” or
Booking code “1211SOCIETY”
BEST WESTERN GRANTS PASS INN (Approximately 3 miles from event
Address: 111 NE Agness Avenue, Grants Pass, OR 97526
Discounted rate: $85.00 per night, Standard QQ room, up
to 4 people per room at no additional charge. Business
suites, and full suites are available at additional charge.
Rate guaranteed up to 30 days before event (this would be November
11th, 2015). Cancellations must be made 30 days in
Booking information: If you are calling between the
hours of 9 am – 3 pm Tues-Sat, please ask for Jeanette. All
other times, whomever
is on the desk will be able to take your informaiton
Please remember, both of these inns have a reasonable number of
rooms. Should we exceed our initial booking blocks of rooms,
more rooms will be allocated so long as they are available.
Please book as early as you can because both inns note that during
December they do tend to book up completely.