Spring Feast

SPRING FEAST

MARCH 4, 2017

BARDIC CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE by HE ALBION

Greetings, Artemisians and fair cousins from lands afar. From Baron Albion, current Bardic Champion for the Barony of Sentinels’ Keep, comes word of a tournament to select the next Baronial Bard. This tournament will be held at Spring Feast, in the fair Barony, on a wintery day in March, the 4th to be exact, the details of which may be found on our Facebook event page, and the Baronial website at www.sentinelskeep.org.

The Bardic Championship is open to any and all who wish to participate, so we invite all who wish to display their skills. However, the Baronial Bardic Champion, per Baronial rules, must reside within the borders of Montana, and must be willing to make and attempt to be present at Baronial events to be at Their Excellencies’ beck and call when they should desire entertainment. The Bardic Champion will bear Baronial regalia displaying this honorable position and rank, and will serve for the term of one year. The Champion will be asked to attend Spring Feast next year, and design a tournament befitting the champion of our fair Barony, to hand off the regalia and pass the torch to the next Bard of the Keep.

Per Baron Albion, the tournament will be a judged affair, judges to be announced that day, so as to not entice you. Each participant will be asked to perform only one piece.

The Judges will be utilizing the following criteria in order to select the new Champion.
1) Originality. While this is not required, originality will be given extra weight. Original music and verse being best, original verse in form of a filk utilizing music composed by someone else next, and so forth.
2) Technique.
3) Presence. How well you hold the audience’s attention.
4) Applause.
5) Appropriateness. Is it Period? Appropriate to the SCA? Of appropriate Length – i.e. very short or very long is fine, as long as you still hold the audience’s attention…

Beyond that, the choice is yours, and may the best Bard win!

EVENT UPDATE by HE ANTOINE:

Mini-Combat Collegia!

Attention Fighters and Teachers – WE NEED YOUR EXPERTISE! Between noon and 4pm we will have an open field for both Rapier and Armored fighting and we are actively seeking teachers to hold combat classes during this time. So, here’s your opportunity to showcase your expertise! Do you have a firm grasp of a period master you want to discuss? Are you an expert in making armor/gambesons/weapons and want to teach?

If so, we want YOU! Please contact Antoine de Bueil at rapierfighter@hotmail.com by February 24 with your proposed class – I need your full SCA name, a class title and description, maximum number of participants (if applicable), how long you need and any special considerations (such as you need a table, open field, etc). An announcement of classes will go out February 25th with classes offered. Thank you for your time and consideration – I look forward to seeing the knowledge of our fighters brought to the field to be shared by all!

In service, Antoine de Bueil

EVENT UPDATE by EVENT STEWARDS:

Greetings!

Spring Feast in Sentinels’ Keep is just a month away. We invite one and all to come and celebrate the Arts and Sciences and to attend a mini fighters’ collegium. Our annual Arts and Sciences competition is being held and the Baronial Champion will be declared. And for those who aspire to the bardic arts, we will be holding a competition to find our next Bardic Champion.

For our fighters we are holding a mini-combat collegia. Information and a call for instructors is in a separate posting.

A grand feast is being prepared by HE Mistress Judith of Sherburn. To make your reservations for the feast, send her an email at: champman@lolopeak.com. No reservations will be accepted using Facebook or the Baronial Website. Feast reservations must be made by February 25, 2017. Feast is $8 for adults, $5 for children from 7-12, children 6 and under are free.

The feast menu is:
Scots Broth (lamb, barley, onion, leeks, turnips, carrots, salt, vegetable broth concentrate,
parsley)
Oat Bread (rolled oats butter, salt, yeast, molasses, wheat flour, whole grain)
Beef Stewed (beef, olive oil, beef broth concentrate, cinnamon, cloves, mace, cubebs, long
pepper)
Frumenty (wheat berries, salt)
Minces (Brussels sprouts, salt, olive oil, thyme)
Cariota (carrots, vegetable broth concentrate, butter, salt, tarragon)

Ah, you’ve noticed—there is no dessert on the menu! Don’t worry! Lady Isgerthr is organizing a dessert auction to satisfy your sweet tooth. If you wish to donate for the auction, please contact her at isgerthr@gmail.com. The dessert auction is sponsored by the Baronial Court and Guard to benefit the regalia fund.

A luncheon will be also be served. A suggested donation of $5 will go to benefit our pavilion fund. The menu is:
Millet flour soup (millet flour, butter, vegetable stock, saffron, almond milk, egg yolks, honey, salt
and pepper)

Beef y-stewed (beef, beef stock, onions, garlic, parsley, rubbed sage, cinnamon, mace, red
wine vinegar, saffron, salt, pepper, bread crumbs)
Fresh cheese (whole milk, cream, white vinegar, salt)
Fruits
Rolls (purchased at Rosauer’s)

Information on the Arts and Sciences competition is on the Baronial website (www.sentinelskeep.org), in the Sage Advice, and on the Barony’s Facebook page and Event page.

A&S UPDATE by HL VIGDIS:

Reminders from Your MoAS
(Full Event Writeup has been and will be in the B&B newsletters)

Barony of Sentinels’ Keep Arts & Sciences Championship
Spring Feast in March 2017 will again be the time to illuminate the talents of the gentles of the realm at our annual Arts & Sciences Championship. Our competition will follow Kingdom rules, and is open to all, however only those who live in northern Artemisia (Montana) may win the title of Champion. Those who wish to become Champion must enter 4 items in at least 2 Grand Categories. Those competing for Novice Champion must enter 3 items in at least 2 Grand Categories. To enter the Novice category, this must be the first Arts and Science competition you have entered. We will be using the Kingdom of Artemisia judging forms and rules.

For information on the Grand Categories go to:
http://artemisia.sca.org/new/download/arts/artHB04Comp3R.pdf
(Section 3 Guidelines for Judges & Entrants has the categories.)

For Judging: Three copies of documentation must accompany each of your entries. All entrants are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the competition by Feb 25th. The registration form will be found on the Baronial website: www.sentinelskeep.org/. Please fill out the form and email it to Vigdis, MoAS, at: moas@sentinelskeep.org. If you cannot email the form, please contact Her Ladyship for a mailing address. You can sign the form when you arrive at Spring Feast.
Research papers must be submitted by Feb 25th. You may send your paper to the MoAS moas@sentinelskeep.org who will print out the 3 copies needed for the judges.

All entrants must have their entries ready for judging by 11:00 am.

Judging will begin immediately following opening court. The MoAS will also be asking for judges for the competition. Please contact Her Ladyship if you are willing to be a judge (or help with the competition in any way).

You may also enter the competition without competing for Champion. There will be some special awards to include Populace Choice, Baron and Baroness Choice, MoAS Choice and perhaps even a few surprises? I look forward to seeing all of the wonderful works of our fine artisans.
A&S Display Only Area – An area will be set aside for those who wish to display their A&S prowess, but do so free of the stresses of competition. If you would like to bring a display, please feel free to do so. These will not be judged, and are therefore not eligible for any of the championships, but you still have the opportunity to show off your work (or works in progress).

Bardic Champion Competition – Last year the initial rounds were during the day with the top 3 performing during feast. The judging was a popular vote by applause. This year’s plans will be at the discretion of the current Champion HE Albion. Anyone residing in the state of Montana can enter to be Champion. Watch the BSK Facebook and Yahoo groups for future information.
Mini Fighter’s Collegium – Exciting plans are afoot!!! Since the Barony’s intent is to have something for everyone at our events, HE Antoine is preparing a collegium track of 4 one-hour classes for both armored and rapier fighters. (There will also be an area for pick-up fights but there will be no tournaments.) Watch the BSK Facebook and Yahoo groups for future information.

ORIGINAL WRITEUP:

Greetings! You are cordially invited to join the Barony of Sentinels’ Keep as we celebrate the Arts and Sciences at Spring Feast! The event is being held at the Lolo Community Center in Lolo, MT on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Site will open at 9 am and close at 10pm.We will be holding our Arts and Sciences competition, choosing a new Bard of Sentinels’ Keep, holding a mini fighters collegium for both heavy and rapier fighters, and providing an area for those who wish to
display but not compete in the A&S competition. Read below for more details on all the activities.

A polling will also be held. Details will follow on Yahoogroups, Facebook, and sentinelskeep.org.

Lunch will be provided and a suggested donation of $5 will go to benefit our pavilion fund. HE Judith of Sherburn will be serving a feast for 64. Send your feast reservations to: chapman@lolopeak.com. No reservations will be accepted using Facebook or the Baronial website. The Baronial Court and Guard will be independently holding a dessert auction to benefit the regalia fund. Donations are welcome and should be sufficient to serve 6-8 individuals. Please contact Lady Isgerther at isgerthr@gmail.com for additional information.

Site: The Lolo Community Center is located at 12345 US Highway 93 S
in Lolo, MT. Site opens at 9 am and closes at 10 pm. The site is discretely
damp, period containers please. Smoking in designated areas is allowed.
Pets are not allowed unless they are service animals.

Site fees:
Adult Event Registration – $14. Adult Member Discount Event Registration – $9.
Children under 17 years old are guests of the Barony.
Make checks payable to SCA Inc., Barony of Sentinels’ Keep.

Feast fees:
Adults $8; children 7-12 years $5.
Children 6 years and under are free.

Lunch – a suggested donation of $5.

Merchants: There is no room in the hall this year; however, if the weather permits, you may set up outside, but NO stakes are allowed. Directions: From the north, head south out of Missoula to Lolo. On thesouth end of town the site will be on the right. Signs will be posted.

Barony of Sentinels’ Keep Arts & Sciences Championship

Spring Feast in March 2017 will again be the time to illuminate the talents of the gentles of the realm at our annual Arts & Sciences Championship. Our competition will follow Kingdom rules, and is open to all, however
only those who live in Northern Artemisia (Montana) may win the title of Champion. Those who wish to become Champion must enter 4 items in at least 2 Grand Categories. Those competing for Novice Champion must enter 3 items in at least 2 Grand Categories. To enter the Novice category, this must be the first Arts & Sciences competition you have entered. We will be using the Kingdom of Artemisia judging form and rules.

For information on the Grand Categories go to: http://artemisia.sca.org/new/download/arts/artHB04Comp3R.pdf
(Section 3 Guidelines for Judges & Entrants has the categories).

For Judging: Three copies of documentation must accompany each of your entries. All entrants are strongly encouraged to pre-register for the competition by February 25th. The registration form will be found on the Baronial website: www.sentinelskeep.org/. Please fill out the form and email it to Vigdis, MoAS, at
moas@sentinelskeep.org. If you cannot email the form, please contact Her Ladyship for a mailing address. You can sign the form when you arrive at Spring Feast. Research papers must be submitted by Feb. 25th. You may send your paper to the MoAS at moas@sentinelskeep.org who will print out the 3 copies needed for the
judges. All entrants must have their entries ready for judging by 11:00a.m.

Judging will begin immediately following opening court. The MoAS will also be asking for judges for the competition. Please contact Her Ladyship if you are willing to be a judge (or help with the competition
in any way).
You may also enter the competition without competing for Champion. There will be some special awards to include Populace Choice, Baron and Baroness Choice, MoAS Choice and perhaps even a few surprises? I look
forward to seeing all of the wonderful works of our fine artisans.

A&S Display Only Area
– An area will be set aside for those who wish to display their A&S prowess, but do so free of the stresses of competition. If you would like to bring a display, please feel free to do so. These will not be judged, and are therefore not eligible for any of the championships, but you still have the opportunity to show off your work (or works in progress).

Bardic Champion Competition
– Last year the initial rounds were during the day with the top 3 performing during feast. The judging was a popular vote by applause. This year’s plans will be at the discretion of the current Champion HE Albion. Anyone residing in the state of Montana can enter to be Champion. Watch the BSK Facebook and Yahoo groups for future information.

Mini Fighter’s Collegium
– Exciting plans are afoot!!! Since the Barony’s intent is to have something for everyone at our events, HE Antoine is preparing a collegium track of 4 one-hour classes for both armored and rapier fighters. (There will also be an area for pick-up fights but there will be no tournaments). Watch the BSK Facebook and Yahoo groups for future information.

Co-Event Stewards:
Annys of Pengwyn (Vaun Stevens) 406-542-2656, vstvns3@gmail.com

Antoine de Bueil (Gene Mealey) 406-240-4803, rapierfighter@hotmail.com

Feast Steward:
Judith of Sherburn (Judy Chapman) chapman@lolopeak.com

MoAS:
Vigdis Ionsdottir moas@sentinelskeep.org

Dessert Auction:
Isgerthr Bjargeyjardottir (Cheri Smith Lambert) isgerthr@gmail.com

Photos from Spring Feast, 2014.

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