Bryn Gwlad Fall Baronial
Oct 6 – Oct 8 2023

Their Halberd Excellencies,
Baron Gavin mac Goilla Ruaidh & Baroness Wentiliana le Chandeler

cordially invite all citizenry to attend The Barony of Bryn Gwlad’s Fall Baronial the weekend of October 6-8, 2023.

Here on the Island of Cypress, it is 1291 and as a center for trade and amusement, we have visitors from many lands. Since the Siege of Acre in Jerusalem you can see Crusaders and other emissaries from as far away as the Orient in all their colorful native embellishments. Merchants from England, Italy, and France bring many goods to sell but watch out as we have had an increase in pirate ship sightings. 

Adult Event Registration: $20 in advance/$25 at site
Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $15 in advance/$20 at site 
Feast: $10
Make Checks payable to: SCA Inc./Barony of Bryn Gwlad.
Use PayPal to Pre-Register! Fall Baronial PayPal

Site opens at 3pm on Friday, October 6th Site closes at 2pm on Sunday, October 8th
Camping is allowed and encouraged.
Site is primitive. There is water, but no electricity.
Unless there is a burn ban in effect, ground fires are permitted, but MUST be attended at ALL TIMES.

Site is wet, period containers please. 

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 from the parents. 

See the Facebook page for more information! Bryn Gwlad Fall Baronial

Greetings everyone! Bryn Gwlad Fall Baronial will soon be here. Here is the schedule for the event.


2pm Site Opens for Set Up

5-11pm Gate Open


8am-12pm Gate Open

8am Armor Inspection Begins

9am Morning Court

10am Rapier and Chivalric Fighting Begins Concurrently

10am-4pm Dirty Dozen Donation Derby

10am-12pm Archery Practice

1-4pm Archery Tournament

5pm Court

Feast to Begin after Court

Bardic Circle to Begin After Feast


8am Armor Inspection Begins

9am Morning Court

10am/After Court Royal Rounds and Champion Tournaments Closing Court After Tournaments Conclude

5pm Site Closes

Greetings onto the Most Halberd and Creative Members of our barony.

There will be a Dirty Dozen Donation Derby at Fall Baronial! (Affectionately known as D4 in other kingdoms.)

It is four weeks or so to Fall Barony so it’s time to start plotting and planning.  Start looking in your fabric stash or bead boxes!  Let’s make this the most Over the Top Largesse Derby!

And here are almost all the details:

These are the rules:

To enter the Largesse Derby, you will need to have created 13 hand crafted items, hence why it is the Dirty Dozen Donation Derby!

Since these items will be for the use of gift baskets or gifts to others, please make sure that your items are tagged with your name and barony and ready to be gifted

Items do not have to be documentable, just SCA relevant.  If you want to present documention, that would be lovely but not necessary.

Either the Barony or Kingdom populace badge can be used, if you should desire.  Items made in Baronial or Kingdom colors will receive three extra tokens!

Non-perishable items only.

Items do not need to be identical, such as 7 embroidered needle books and 6 scissors cases as one entry.  13 necklaces of different colors and beads.  13 hats from different (or the same) period(s).
13 period game boards and pieces.

It will need to be 13 pairs of socks because 13 socks would only end up as 6.5 of an entry!

There will be two different types of judging:

The first form of judging will be Populace Choice.  There will be a small cup/bowl placed next or in front of each entry and anyone can put a provided token to denote their choice!  The entry with the most tokens will get one of each of the entries as their prize!

The second type of judging will be Baron and Baroness Choice!  Their  Excellencies will get to each choose their own favorite.  Those two entrants will be allow to choose half of the entries as their prize (but not to duplicate choices.) Now, if Their  Excellencies choose the same entrant, that person will receive one of each of the entries!

And for a plot twist!  There will be a special catagory called:  Over The Top!  This will entail making 3 (three) different sets of 13 items for a total of 39 items! 

There will be a Special Prize for those doing  an Over The Top entry!  If you are going to be entering that special catagory, please contact me so that I can make sure to have enough special prizes.

And if you are someone who is willing to make a special prize, please contact me!  For example of a prize: My Laurel from Caid will be donating the writing of a “Poem of Praise”.  The poem will be written within persona and as a poem would have been written in the desired time period!

When the details of the event schedule are known, I will post what time the judging will be closed and the winner/s announced!  You will need to be present to win.

If you have prizes to donate, or questions to be answered, please contact me at:

Yours in Service to The Dream,

HL Giulia di Marco Gonzaga

Apprentice/Protege to Mistress Mary Dedwdwydd vetch Gwalter

Apprentice/Squire to Sir Jamal Damien Marcus

New Chivalric, Rapier and Archery Champions will be determined at this Fall Baronial. There will be fighting on  Saturday with the Champion Tournaments on Sunday.  

Chivalric: On Saturday there will be a challenge tournament. The people who impress the Baron and Baroness will receive token to participate in the finals tournament on Sunday morning. This tournament will be a best 2 out of three single elimination tourney, bring your best. See the current champion for further questions, Riddari Vilhjalmr þursasprengir.

Saturday Fun Tournament: Challenge Tournament using unusual styles. Each round will be a dedicated style, likely to be unusual or not often practiced (off hand only, from a seated position, etc). Everyone will have the opportunity to fight everyone else during each round. You will accumulate points based on the number of people you defeat each round, with bonus points being available for defeating the bye.
Sunday Championship Tournament: After Saturday’s activities, a selected number of fighters will receive invitations from Their Excellencies of Bryn Gwlad to fight in the Championship Tournament on Sunday. The tournament will be single elimination, best 2 out of 3 passes, to determine the next Bryn Gwlad Rapier Champion.

Archery: This will be a tournament-style shoot on a royal round. Parings vie for the highest score on one pass-through for the right to advance. 40-30-20 yards and a 20-yard speed round. See the current champion for further questions, Frú Úlfeiðr á Þróndheimi.

Noble’s Lunch Menu

There will be a Nobel’s Luncheon available for all to enjoy midday. The menu will be as follows:
Main Courses
  • Beef and Lamb Adana Kebabs
    • A delicious blend of seasoned beef and lamb, grilled to perfection.
  • Chicken Adana Kebabs
    • Succulent grilled minced chicken combined with aromatic spices
  • Vegetarian Kebabs
    • Colorful skewers of bell peppers, zucchinis, red onions, and cherry tomatoes, bursting with flavor.
Side Dishes
  • Cucumber and Tomato Salad
    • A refreshing salad with crisp cucumbers, ripe tomatoes, and a zesty lemon dressing.
  • Rice Pilaf
    • Fragrant long-grain rice cooked to perfection, a perfect complement to any dish.
  • Homemade Hummus
    • Creamy chickpea dip blended with tahini, garlic, and a hint of lemon.
  • Fresh Doner Bread
    • Soft, pillowy bread to scoop up every delectable bite.

Feast Menu

In the evening, a scrumptious Feast on Saturday shall commence. Come eat,  drink and enjoy all the merriment and camaraderie of the evening. Feast: $10

Harte Capon Soup(Vegetarian option available)
Halal Chicken, Potatoes, Celery, Bacon, Carrots, Green Onion, Black Pepper, Salt

Soda Bread W/Honey Butter
Bread: White Flour, Peasant Flour(wheat, rye, barley, oats, broad beans and peas), Milk, White Vinegar, Sugar, Baking Soda, Salt
Honey Butter: Salted Butter, Honey, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg

Cabbage Salad
Olive Oil, Red wine Vinegar, Worchestershire, Cumin, Pepper, Caraway Seeds, Green Onion, Sugar, Cabbage

Apple Poradge
Apples, Brown Sugar, Dates, Nuts, Oats, Cardamon

Shortbread Cookies
Flour, Sugar, Butter

For questions about the Feast, Contact:  Estienne (mkaTyler Simpson)  E-mail: 

The event will take place at Camp Arrowhead, on Ft. Cavazos, TX. (formerly Ft. Hood)  @GPS Coordinates 31.122468, -97.561212

Google Map of Camp Arrowhead Apple Map of Camp Arrowhead

From I-35, take US-190 west to Loop 121 North.  Go past one stop sign to a traffic light  Turn left (west) at this light, onto Sparta Rd. follow this road for approximately 5 miles.  You will cross a cattle guard at the entry to Ft.  Cavazos (formerly Ft. Hood).  Continue on straight for approximately 2 miles.  Turn left onto a dirt road at the sign for Camp  Arrowhead. 

For questions about the Event, Contact: 

Nicolette de Loria (mka Cynthia Overton) 


Phone: (512) 537-3754 (please no calls after 9pm) 

Eric Bentbow (mka E. Joseph Simmons) E-mail: 

Phone: (254) 630-5416 

For questions about the Feast, Contact:  Estienne (mkaTyler Simpson) 


Phone: (512) 913-0742