Gryphon's Festival 2014: The Noble Beasts of Calontir

September 26-28, 2014

As we enter into the autumn, our thoughts shift to the harvest and the hunt. The fields lie ready, teeming with grain, and the animals lay fat as they prepare for the winter. Truly, Calontir has a bounty for the taking.

Not so fast, say the Noble Beasts of Calontir. You'll have to get through us first.

Come and join the Barony of Three Rivers for a weekend of fighting, archery, equestrian events, and arts & sciences activities.

Site:

This outdoor camping event is being held at the Puddleford site at 18683 Highway CC, Warrenton, MO.

Site open from 6pm 9/26/14 - 12pm 9/28/14.

Site Fee:

Make checks payable to: SCA, INC. - Barony of Three Rivers

Adult: $10 (Non-Member Surcharge: $5) Children (2-17): $3

Martial Activities:

Join us for Armoured Combat and fight (or become) the Noble Beasts of Calontir. Lift your blade for Calon Steel, and bend your bow against the Beasts of Calontir in Archery.

Grypon’s Fest 2014 “BEASTS” Rattan Fighting Scenarios Overall Schedule:

  • 9 am Authorizations and Inspections
  • 10 am : Battle scenarios
  • 12:30 pm Break for lunch (field open for pick ups)
  • 1:00 pm Man at Arms Tourney

After the tourney, the field will be open for pick ups Archery: ONLY Calontir style golf-tube and tennis ball arrows allowed. Thrust and throw javelins allowed. NO baldar blunt or Asgard tipped arrows/bolts will be allowed. Battle Scenarios:

Team A: Humans. No weapons restrictions (combat archery allowed as below), no unusual fighting conventions

Team B: Beasts. No weapons restrictions. All “beasts” will be separated into teams of 2-4 people. Beasts must remain within arm’s length of all “limbs” (team members). If a “limb” is killed, the fighter must drop to their knees, and the beast can only move as fast the “dead” limb can move. A beast is killed only when all “limbs” are dead. Approximately 50% of the beasts will be considered “flying” for the swamp battle below. In order to resurrect, all parts of the beast must go to resurrection point together, and each “dead” limb takes 1 resurrection.

Village battle: (no archery) Humans begin in the buildings, beasts outside. Humans must protect the “grain” (pillows) from the beasts. Grain belongs to the humans if it is in a building AND at least one human is inside. Beasts are considered in control of the grain if it is removed from the building AND a beast is within weapons length of the grain. 20 minutes res battle with a pause at 10 minutes to count “control”. The number of bags of grain in control of each team is added to the # of resurrections available for the castle battle.

Bridge battle: (no archery) Last man standing. Winning team gets additional resurrections for castle battle.

Swamp battle: ARCHERY for the HUMANS only All grain is in the center island. The island has 4 access routes. Fighters must cross on their knees to the island, and may stand on the island. “Flying” beasts may walk to the island. To “ground” a flying beast, they must be struck by an arrow or javelin (thrust and throw spear). Grain must be removed from the center of the island to your base (near res point). 20 minute resurrection (or until all grain is captured, whichever comes first). The number of bags of grain in control of each team is added to the # of resurrections available for the castle battle.

Open field battle: (no archery) No archery. Teams are attempting to capture “grain” and return it to their base. 20 minute resurrection. May be reset before 20 minutes if all grain is captured. The number of bags of grain in control of each team is added to the # of resurrections available for the castle battle.

Castle Battle: ARCHERY for the BEASTS only Humans are defending. Beasts are attacking. Beasts have archery. Humans may throw shots down from above/over the walls of the fort. To open a sally port the beasts must strike the door 6 solid blows. Last man standing, using the resurrections earned from earlier scenarios.

Man At Arms Tourney: 3 man teams (at least one Fyrdman per team) Two fights each at the village, bridge and castle. Each team will attack once and defend once at each location (6 fights). Teams will be randomly assigned on the day of the tourney. We will try to put you with people you have never fought with before. Opponents will change for each location. Any weapon (no archery).

GRYPHON'S FEST ARCHERY AND THROWN WEAPONS SCHEDULE

  • 9:30am - Open Practice
  • 10 am - Hoard the Dragon's Coins Shoot by Lady Emeline - Try to hoard to as many coins as possible by shooting other peoples' coins
  • 11am - Team Challenge Shoot by Lord Franz - Teams of 2 will try to best the Three Rivers Team
  • 12 - 1pm - LUNCH BREAK
  • 1pm - Popin-phoenix Shoot by Lord Franz - Spinning 3D shoot to hit the phoenix and its minions (balloons)
  • 2pm - Knock Down The Hydra by Lady Emeline - Stop the threatening hydra by hitting knock-down targets
  • 3pm - Stop the Beasts - Hit both flat and 3D targets of demobison and other mythical creatures

Children are welcome to join in any shoot. If they are 13 or younger, a parent must accompany the child to the shoot and be on the line while the child is shooting. Thrown Weapons will include axes, knives, and spears. One must wear closed-toe shoes to play! Lady Hanne will be hosting a competition at 11am. Otherwise, the thrown weapons range will be open as long as a Marshal is available, and at the Marshal's discretion. There will be loaner equipment to share. Minors 14 years and younger are not eligible to do thrown weapons.

Equestrian:

  • Everyone will be required to sign an equestrian waiver to be admitted to site.
  • Negative Coggins required for all horses.
  • Health Certificates required for non-Missouri horses.
  • Authorizations will be conducted with prior approval.

Please contact HL Annora Reyner (EqMIC) with any questions.

Equestrian Schedule:

  • Friday Night 7pm – Meet and Greet Equestrians and Equines (intended for adults and older teens)
  • Saturday Morning 10am – B3R Baronial Championship
  • Saturday Afternoon 1pm (or after lunch) – Jousting Tournament hosted by HG Eringlin.

Arts & Sciences Largesse Competition:

This year's Arts & Sciences competition for Gryphon's Fest will be 'A Beast By Any Name.' If the largesse resembles a beast, is made from beastly materials, or you can convince the judges that it was made from beastly materials, it is eligible.

ARTS & SCIENCES SCHEDULE FOR GRYPHON'S FEST 2014:

NOTE: All classes will be held under the BDT and Herald's Tent behind the fort. Any changes to location will be announced via voice herald on site or at the master schedule at the gate. All activities are scheduled for Saturday, September 27.

  • 10AM: 12th Century Clothing of al-Andalus by Countess Catalina de Arazuri - A survey of Andalusion clothing of the 12th century with a focus on the Durra' and Qamisa. Bring a pen and paper to take notes! (1 hour)
  • 10AM: Loop in Loop Chain Making by HL Luckie of Falcon's Keep & HL Isengrim Sleggja - A hands-on class with coverage of the history of loop in loop chains. Students will learn how to make a fine silver-fused loop in loop chain. Class fee will be based on amount of silver used and length of chain (expect a $10 minimum fee). If students have pliers or awls, please consider bringing them. Class Limit: 8 (2 hours)
  • 11AM: Classical Persian Dance by Countess Catalina de Arazuri - A series of poses, foot patterns and hand movements. It is a fluid yet rhythmic dance that emphasizes the use of hands and wrists. Wear comfortable clothing! (1 hour)
  • 12PM: Lunch hour
  • 1PM: Things That Go Bump In the Night: Beasts and Monsters of the Middle Ages by Lady Pádraigín an Ein i gh - A study of the fabled (and possibly not-so-fictitious) beasts and monsters of the Middle Ages. (1 hour)
  • 2PM: What's That Beast Doing On Your Banner? by Mistress Dorcas Whitecap - A study of beasts in heraldry! Expect lots of pictures of beasts doing lots of things. (1 hour)
  • 2PM: Youth Mosaics by HL Luckie of Falcon's Keep - A hands-on class where youth will get to pick out squares of coloured glass, design a mosaic pattern, and grout/cement them to a board to take home. Please wear clothes that don't mind muss and fuss (and modest amounts of destruction). Class fee $5. Ages 6 and up! (2 hours)
  • 3PM: A Guide to Fourteenth Century Clothing for the non-Mafioso by Lady Rosalie Langmod - An introductory class on achieving fourteenth century aesthetic. This includes patterns and retail resources for non-costumers! (1 hour)
  • Post-Feast: Origins and Uses of Tarot Cards by Raganheidr Refsdottir - This class will cover the development of trick-taking card games in the 15th and 16th centuries. There will be handouts, then games with replicas of period decks. (2 hours)

All day activities:

  • Preprint Painting Extravaganza - Join Lady Quiteria la Roja and the rest of the painters of Calontir in preparing a flurry of scrolls for Their Royal Majesties, who should not want for works of beauty to present to Their populace. Expect paint everywhere, non-period tables, and a full day of colorful activities!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the schedule, please let me know! YIS, Ozurr Event Steward

Food:

An Inn will be available for lunch on Saturday. In the evening, HL Fiondel Songspinner will present a Hunt feast with below the salt.

  • Feast: $10 (limit 80)
  • Below the Salt: $5 (limit 25)
  • Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.

SITE RULES FOR GRYPHON'S FEST 2014:

  1. All fires MUST have an associated fire extinguisher. This is not to put out your own fire, but to chase to the one that's getting away. Hopefully, none will escape.
  2. No smoking in any public building, tent, or area that has not been designated with a 'Smoking' sign. There will be cans to deposit used butts. Your own private tent and camp area is exempt from this rule.
  3. No swimming in the ponds. Snakes are people too!
  4. No playing in the parking area. No if's, and's, or but's. Violation of this rule may result in ejection from the event.
  5. No unaccompanied minors (under 18) in the parking area after dark. Minors may be unaccompanied in the parking area during the daylight if and ONLY if they are being actively monitored by a parent or assigned and notified adult. There will be a test later, I guarantee it.
  6. Please stay out of all unauthorized areas. These will be marked.
  7. As always, federal, state, and Society rules at events do still apply.

Thank you for your attention, Ozurr

Event Steward:

Lord Ozurr Svidbalki

Feast Steward:

Honorable Lady Fiondel Songspinner