The Virtual Hunt – Fall 2020

3 October 2020, 9 AM – 4 PM

Bryn Gwlad’s Annual Fall Event!
3 October 2020
(There is a Minecraft building challenge that will run from 1 Sept to 2 Oct!)

The Bryn Gwlad Discord Server
and
The Bryn Gwlad Minecraft Server

This year we will be taking our Hunt virtual! During the weekend of the event, we will host everything from classes to movies, from combat watch parties to join-along activities, from court to Minecraft! Details about activities and the schedule will be added below as they are available.

RoleSCA NameContact Info
Event StewardLady kolfinna inn kyrra Otarsdottirkolfinnakyrii@yahoo.com
Facebook and Discord
Class CoordinatorMaster Rene DamoursFacebook and Discord
Minecraft CoordinatorLord Tuathal O’SheilsFacebook and Discord

Recent Event Announcements

Don’t just think about it. Join in!

  1. Join the Bryn Gwlad Discord server — this is where the event will be held, and you can familiarize yourself with the platform.
  2. Sign up for the month-long building challenge in Minecraft! You can start building any time between now and 2 October! Sign up now!
  3. Check out the activity list below for classes, demos, and discussions and see what strikes your fancy!
  4. Check out the Minecraft Activity list to find out when to watch the stream and when you can participate

Don’t own Minecraft, but want to watch the competitions? We will be live streaming all Minecraft activities into our Discord server! Please tune in!

All times are Central Daylight Time

  • 9 AM – Opening Court & Newcomer Academy Graduation
  • 10 AM Open Scribal Painting (virtual sit and paint)
  • 10 AM Attaching Feathers to Hats Using a Stitch/Tie in Method (live stream class)
  • 10 AM Heraldry and the Art of Display (live stream class)
  • 10 AM Minecraft Race to The End BEGINS!
  • 10 AM Minecraft Creative-mode building competition (until 4pm; guidelines here)
  • 10 AM Minecraft Tournament (1:1, standard bracket)
  • 11 AM Basics of Wet Felting (class)
  • 11 AM Types of Siege Engines (live stream class)
  • 11 AM Minecraft Naval Capture the Flag (capture the flag in boats)
  • 1 PM How to Seat a Gore (watch-along, live stream)
  • 1 PM Minecraft Archery (4 shoots)
    • Hunt for Dinner (Shoot the Cow)
    • Bullseye Target Shoot
    • Clout Shoot
    • Seneca Run
  • 2 PM Brewing 101: Theodric’s Brewing for Beginners
  • 2 PM How to Analyze Rapier Fights (live stream demo, Q&A)
  • 2 PM Minecraft Bridge CTF
  • 3 PM Roast Chicken with Herbs Presentation (live stream, Q&A)
  • 3 PM Minecraft Dance competition (“Simon says”-style Bransles-Off)
  • 5 PM – Closing/Evening Court (Kingdom Facebook Page)
  • 8 PM Press Play Time for A Knight’s Tale!

Activities Available All Day:

  • Featured Recorded Class: Skaldic Poetry for Beginners (pre-recorded class)
  • Featured Recorded Class: Who were the Scythians?
  • Play, build, explore in Minecraft
  • Watch streams of Minecraft tournaments, fun shoots, and more!
  • Chat, talk, and hang out with your SCAdian friends in Discord

Activity: Bryn Gwlad Court
Coordinator/Hosts: Baron Gavin and Baroness Wentiliana of Bryn Gwlad
Day: 3 October 2020
Time: 9 AM (approx 30m)
Where: Bryn Gwlad Discord Server

Join the virtual-court voice channel, and type into the #virtual-court text channel

Join their Excellencies of Bryn Gwlad for morning court on 3 October to kick off our virtual event and celebrate the folks who have attended our Newcomers Academy classes during the summer of 2020!

Activity: Open painting time!
Coordinator: Lady Genevieve of Hellsgate
Day: 3 October
Time: 10 AM CDT
Duration: 3 hours
Where: Bryn Gwlad Discord server

Join the scribal voice channel, and type into the #scribal text channel

We will be having an open painting time where we will be painting Scribal trading cards (2.5inx3in). The theme will be 1200s Norse/Saxon designs. Come try your hand at drawing and panting these motifs! (Time 3 hours)

Share your work via video stream or photos, chat with other scribes while you work, or just pop in to say hi!

Materials List:

  • cardstock (or watercolor paper) cut to 2.5×3.5in
  • gouache paint (acrylics not recommended, but will work if that’s what people have on hand)

Genevieve will look for a few examples (off a scribal trading card page) and I’ll look up some texts to pull ideas from. But folks can paint their own cards or bring their in-progress projects!

Instructor: Anne von Wiese
Date: 3 October
Time: 10 AM CDT
Class Format: Live Stream
Where: Bryn Gwlad Discord server

Join the attaching-feathers voice channel, and type into the #attaching-feathers text channel

Follow along as we learn how to attach feathers to hats! Ask questions from the instructor, share progress, and discuss!

Instructor: Sigrun de Birca
Day: 3 October
Time: 10 AM CDT
Class Format: Pre-recorded class with handout
Where: Bryn Gwlad Discord server

Join the heraldry voice channel, and type into the #heraldry text channel

The Hunt is on and Sigrun de Birca is offering a journey through the ages to see the possibilities of where and how The Art of Display and Heraldry came to be

The journey begins with pre-heraldic insight to the arts of The Picts, The Romans, The Vikings and touches on the beginning of the Golden empire of Byzantium

We will see a showing of how device display began and how it took hold of the world through courts and events of splendor – culminating in a How we can show the art of display with our personal heraldry here in the SCA .

Sigrun de Birca
Bryn Gwlad Halberd Pursuivant

Instructor: Serena Calandra
Date: 3 October
Time: 11 AM CDT
Class Format: Live Stream
Where: Bryn Gwlad Discord server

Join the wet-felting voice channel, and type into the #wet-felting text channel

Watch and learn how to turn roving into felt.

Instructor: Kalbardr Gyllir
Date: 3 October
Time: 11 AM CDT
Class Format: Live Stream
Where: Bryn Gwlad Discord server

Join the siege-engines voice channel, and type into the #siege-engines text channel

Join Lord Kalbardr as he takes us through the different types of siege engines!

Instructor: Elen Verch Phelip
Date: 3 October
Time: 1 PM CDT
Class Format: Live Stream
Where: Bryn Gwlad Discord server

Join the gores voice channel, and type into the #gores text channel

Gores. Those tricksy things. Join us for a watch along of how to set gores! Ask questions, discuss, try your hand at it!

Activity: Double to the Left, Lunge to the Right
Instructor: Don Cornelius Meriläinen
Day: 3 October 2020
Time: 1 PM CDT
Where: Zoom, link will be made available here and on the facebook event page for this class
Note: this class is *not* in the BG Discord Server

This class will be taught as a dual presentation between this event and Namron Protectorate!

Greetings!

Within the Kingdom of Ansteorra, I’m probably best known for my activity within the rapier community. However, what initially drew me to the SCA was Courtly Dance. For the past couple of years I’ve been interested in developing choreography that combines both elements to develop progressions/katas as a means for teaching and practicing fighting techniques.

This class will briefly discuss some of the similarities between fighting and dancing, and the potential benefits of combining them. I will be teaching two simple dances, both as we currently dance them in the SCA and with the incorporation of fighting techniques. While I’ll be teaching this from a fencer’s perspective, the concepts presented could be applied to other forms of martial arts, including Cut and Thrust and Chivalric combat.

This class is taught as a dual presentation for the Barony of Namron’s Virtual Protectorate event and the Barony of Bryn Gwlad’s Fall Baronial – The Virtual Hunt. The class will take place on Zoom, and I’ll be posting a link to the class both here and on Bryn Gwlad’s discord server once I’ve set up the event.

Don Cornelius Meriläinen

Activity: Rapier video review
Coordinator: Don Orazio d’Assisi
Day: 3 October 2020
Time: 2 PM CDT
Duration: 2 hours
Where: Bryn Gwlad Discord server

Join the rapier-combat voice channel, and type into the #rapier-combat text channel

Are you searching for a reason to get off the couch and practice?

Are you looking for tips on how to hone your rapier skills?

Do you seek guidance on how to analyze footage of bouts and drills?

Your hunt will end on October 3rd!  Join Don Orazio d’Assisi, Master John Drake, and Master Ceallach mac Domhnaill to breakdown fight footage, talk about methodology for reviewing fights, and work with anyone who sends or streams footage of drills or fights.  

Join us and track down your passion to practice so you are ready to hound your opponents all over the list field!

Videos files or links can be sent for review to Don Orazio d’Assisi (link to form to be added shortly).

Instructor: Theodric Ealdwulf
Date: 3 October
Time: 2 PM CDT
Class Format: live stream, Q&A
Where: Bryn Gwlad Discord server

It is encouraged that one has their favorite beverage to enjoy during!

  1. Quick history of humanity’s relationship to brewing
  2. What is fermentation
  3. The core of fermenting (sugars, water, environment, yeast)
  4. Different types of products (mead, beer, wine, alcoholic versus non alcoholic fermenting)
  5. Ingredients and adjuncts
  6. Tools of the trade, pauper to noble (cheap to expensive)
  7. Found object brewing (finding random stuff or using leftover ingredients from other projects.)
  8. Conclusion on the ease of brewing. Everyone should try it.
  9. Open table for questions.

Instructor: Johnathon Blacklock
Date: 3 October
Time: 3 PM CDT
Class Format: live stream, Q&A
Where: Bryn Gwlad Discord server

Join the cooking voice channel, and type into the #cooking text channel

Join us as we watch/review an attempt at making a roast chicken in a pre-1650 style with (mostly) period ingredients. The cooking methods may or may not be period. Have you tried any period recipes recently? Join us and share your experiences

Coordinator: Nicaize Maupetit
Date: 3 October
Time: 4 PM CDT
Class Format: Streamed live tasting; preregister to taste (limited supplies)
Where: Bryn Gwlad Discord server

Join the brewing voice channel, and type into the #brewing-tasting text channel

We will be hosing a Tasting Class of various (mostly) alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. While everyone will be able to log in and watch, those who pre-register will be able to arrange to pickup a tasting kit (bottles, infusions, etc) for the beverages we will be tasting. Please complete this form if you would like to signup for a tasting kit.

Each beverage will be in an individually marked bottle (~50 mL or a jigger) and ingredient lists will be provided. Most drinks will tend towards cordials or liqueurs, though we have at least one tea which we will be tasting. Some should be refrigerated beforehand and the tea will require to be brewed (instructions will be provided).

Requirements:

  • You must be 21+ years old.
  • You must be willing to arrange pickup from either North Austin/Round Rock or South Austin/Circle C area during the week 9/25-10/2 (Special accommodations are available, but please discuss with Nicaize).
  • All pickups should be conducted in masks, with distancing enforced.


There are very limited slots available for tasting kits, signup does not guarantee a kit until you have confirmation from Nicaize.

Activity: Bryn Gwlad Closing Court
Coordinator/Hosts: Baron Gavin and Baroness Wentiliana of Bryn Gwlad
Day: 3 October 2020
Time: 5 PM CDT
Duration: 30 minutes (approx)
Where: Bryn Gwlad Discord Server
OR Ansteorra Facebook Page

Join the virtual-court voice channel to watch, and type into the #virtual-court text channel

Join us as we watch closing court with their Excellencies of Bryn Gwlad for evening court on 3 October!

Activity: Distanced movie watch
Coordinator/Hosts: Fletcher of Bryn Gwlad
Day: 3 October 2020
Time: 8 PM Press Play on your version of the Movie
Where: Bryn Gwlad Discord Server

Join the a-knights-tale voice channel, and type into the #a-knights-tale text channel

We are going to watch a movie together! Find, purchase, borrow, or rent a copy of A Knight’s Tale and join us in Discord to watch it together!

Movie Availability:

  • The movie A Knight’s Tale was added to Netflix on 8/1, and should still be available for us all to watch together!
  • Currently not part of Amazon Prime streaming, but can be rented/bought.
  • iTunes streaming: must be rented/purchased.
  • Blu-ray/DVD – you already own it, presumably, or wish to own it. Pop it in your player and go.

Note: due to legal restrictions, we aren’t allowed to stream the movie for a public audience at a public event. This is why you will need to find/rent/buy a copy of the movie and start it at 8 PM to watch with us!

Activity: Bryn Gwlad in Minecraft!
Coordinator: Tuathal O’Sheils
Day/Times: September — month long building
3 October — tournaments, challenges, and judging

Where: Bryn Gwlad Discord Server
AND Bryn Gwlad Minecraft server

Join the minecraft-voice voice channel, and type into the #live-stream text channel

Recreate Castleton! Build Bryn Gwlad! Walk through the castle! Challenge other Baronies to outmatch our greatness!

Don’t own the game? That’s okay! We will be streaming all day long, so please join our discord and watch with us!

Instructor: Ronan Fionn O’Dubain
Time: Available To Watch Any Time

Check out this class taught by our own Ronan Fionn O’Dubain on how to write Skaldic Poetry. Please reach out to Ronan Fionn O’Dubain ( robert.w.cuthbert@gmail.com ) if you have questions about the class or want to know more about Skaldic Poetry.

Class video and resources are available now!

Instructor: Kalbardr Gyllir
Time: Available To Watch Any Time

Join Lord Kalbardr as he talks about who the Scythians were. This class will be a brief overview of their culture, arms and armor, battle tactics, lifestyle, etc… or at least as much as we know or have been able to surmise from the grave goods.

Class video is available now!

This is the first class in his series on the Scythians. The second class, Sycthian Arms and Armor will be taught on October 3!

This is the second class in a series that Kalbardr is teaching related to the Scythians. Check out the first class in the series here: Who were the Scythians?