THOR appears to be interfering once again with Odin’s, Freya’s and the Valkyrie’s visit to Bjornsborg. For some reason, he is planning for rain, thunderstorms, and cold weather for our event. So, it is with a very sad heart, I announce the CANCELLATION of Valkyrfelt IV.
Perhaps, in the fall, there will be another Baronial Championship for our new Baron and Baroness (whomever/whoever(?) they may be).
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude and thanks to:
• Odin (Baron Cynric of Bedwyn), Freya (Baroness Seraphina Maslowska), and our Valkyries; Hjornhildr (Marianna Garcia), Geirdrifr (Courtney Smith), and Oksruna (Rosa de Armanno). • The Valiant warriors, Skalds, and Archers who sought to become our barony’s champions. • All who volunteered to head up activities at the event (Ken Theriot and Giovanni Antonio Di Napoli; Marshaling), (Harabia Jan w Orzeldom , Lori McCarthy, and Ann Harper of Eland; Archery and tribute to Jusric), (Madalena de Orozco; wrangling teachers & scheduling classes), (Katerine Bon Temps; heading up gate schedule), (Titus Urseius Agrippa & Rurik Gunnvaldsson; equipment and set-up), (Rosa de Armanno & Miles Ridley; media), (Hadewig Wirmelin; children’s activity packets), (Courtney Smith, Eva Duplan, Kateline de Lys, & JD; Heralding), (Maggie Rose; handling the vendors), (Alex Doyle; providing banners for decorations), and (Katla in Rauda; Exchequer/tax collector). • Those who volunteered to teach a class (Lady Hadewig Wirmelin, HL Madalena de Orozco, Lady Elionora inghean Ui Cheallaigh, Ibrahim al-Qāhira, Lord Sven Karlsson, Lord Percival Beaumont, Lord Roric Rainerson, Lord Dante Malatesta and Magnifica Biatrichi Malatesta Canzionari di Palermo, Lady Sigrun í Biarká Sveinungsdóttir, Lady Petronilla Steria Peregrina, Jarl Hrafn, Lord Ambrogio Tedesco, and Etienne de Montagu, OD). • Ansteorra Longship Company’s “Breakfast for Dinner” plan. • Vendors who were willing to let us spend our hard-earned coin. • Artisans who put their hard work into creating banners for the competition, please share picture of them on our Barony Facebook page. • Finally, my hubby, Enda Ui Doncha for helping me keep things straight and my sanity intact.
Stay safe and warm until we can meet again.
Alcina/Thyra, Event Autocrat
The Ancient Ones are smiling down on the lands of Bjornsborg. Valkyries will descend from Valhalla to hold trials of combat, strength, creativity and honor. Impress the Valkyries and Their Excellencies to earn your place among the heroes of Bjornsborg. After many decades, Baronial Champions shall be chosen by Their Most Ursine Excellencies for Chivalric combat, Archery, and Skaldic (Bardic) to represent the Barony of Bjornsborg. Do you have what it takes to represent this Great Barony?
Come prove yourselves on the Valkyrfelt (Valkyrie Fields), and earn your place in Odin’s Court. Letter of Intent are required to be considered for a Baronial Championship and should be sent to Their Excellencies of Bjornsborg prior to December 18, 2021.
All fighters should bring with them a sword, an axe and a spear. If you don’t have one of these, try to borrow one. We will try to have some spares. Also, full gauntlets will be required in some of the scenarios that will happen, be prepared.
Archers, Hrabia Jan will be supervising the display of your prowess with long distance weapon.
Skalds, be prepared to demonstrate your skills at boasting of great deeds.
A banner competition will be held with emphasis on Viking age themes.
There will be classes with emphasis on Viking culture and events for youths to enjoy.
This is a camping event.
Adult Event Registration: $20
Member Discount Registration: $15
Youths under 17: Free
Family Max: 3 adult
Make Checks payable to: SCA Inc.-Barony of Bjornsborg
Event Steward: Thyra Ingardottie, MKA: Doris Dunphy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(210)422-1850 (no calls before 10 AM or after 10PM)
Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year old or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver form from the parents.
9AM : Armor Inspection
10AM: Morning Court, Tournament(s) to Follow Immediately After
12PM: Lunch Break
5PM: Dinner Break
6PM: Evening Court, Yule Log to follow
CLASSES WILL BE HELD THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
SKALDS WILL PERFORM FOR ODIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY.
THE SOCIETY FOR CREATIVE ANOCHRONISM WILL NOT BE PROVIDING FOOD
A Message from the Ansteorran Longship Company (company of individual participants):
At Valkyrfelt IV, at 5PM on Saturday, October 16, the Ansteorra Longship Company will be cooking breakfast for dinner during the time that a feast would normally be served. Since we are NOT an SCA entity, we are not subject to the food serving rules imposed by the Board of Directors and the Kingdom. We do have permission from the Kingdom to do this, acting as a “food truck” at this event.
Our usual omelet selections will be available:
We will also have coffee, orange juice and assorted pastries available. We put milk in the eggs to increase the fluffiness of the cooked omelet. If you wish your omelet without milk, just tell us up front and we will accommodate you.
We ask for a donation of $7.00 for an omelet cooked to order. Bring exact change, if you can.We have been working on our boats and repairing the building during the pandemic. All this with no income for two years and a disastrous outing at Ansteorra 40th due to the flooding rain that hit on Saturday night, any help would be appreciated in the way of donations.
RV CAMPING INFORMATION:
There are 6 hook up post with water and electricity. There is no sewage service. The bridge to enter the park is small so 26 feet is the limit for any RV. If you are interested in utilizing the RV spots please contact me personally. 210-422-1850. Thank you Lady Alcina Autocrat for Valkerfelt
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