March 24-26, 2023 – Belton, TX

THE WAR HAS ENDED!

Songs will be sung and tales told of the Great Gulf Wars XXXI
As we return to our homelands in Ansteorra our thoughts turn to how dirty our gear is!

WE HAVE A SOLUTION!

 Why set up at home when you can clean and revel at the same time?

Bring your Camping Gear, your Armor, your Bow & Arrows, and your Mead to the beautiful Camp Arrowhead Boy Scout Camp in the Central Lands of our Stellar Kingdom! After a full day of activities we hope you will join our new Commanders for the Commanders Dining In

Registration is OPEN!

Saturday:

Chivalric Commander ~ Fighters will have 3 weapon styles (can be scaled based on entrants)to showcase their skills and compete to be the top 2 who will then choose teams based on the skills displayed upon the field. Rounds will be comprised of pairings being decided by the best of 2 of 3 passes. Contestants will have the choice of any of the forms allowed but upon suffering a defeat will no longer be able to use that form. Contestants will continue to be paired as long as they have a weapons form left. The forms to be used shall be Shield and Weapon, Two handed/Great Weapon, Two Weapon.

Youth Chivalric Commander ~ TBD

Rapier Commander ~ TBD

Youth Rapier Commander ~ TBD

Archery Commander ~ TBD

A&S Commander – contestant may enter any two (2) categories (Beginners. Intermediate. Advanced) but NOT two (2) entries in the same category. All three categories will have a winner. Once these winners are designated the final three (3) winners (one (1) from each category, will be judged for the overall winner to be the next A&S Commander. POC Honorable Lady Sosha Lyon’s O’Rourke Lyoness at austin.rr.com

Bardic Commander – Performers should come prepared with 3 unique pieces:

  • a period performance (bonus points if in a non-English language)
  • an audience participation required performance
  • a bring your best piece

In keeping with the primitive site, performers will be asked to keep all performance notes in manuscript or book format. POC – Lady Brigitta von Eisenach mka Amy Engelke  Brigitta.von.eisenach at gmail.com

Brewing Commander – the theme of the year is MEAD! Bring your best Mead for this IKBG Style Competition. If IKBG Master Judges are in attendance points towards Guild Standing will be awarded. POC – Baroness Daria Riley mka Patti Riley armypatti at gmail.com

Commanders Dining In – join us as we celebrate our new Stronghold Commanders! 

1st Remove – Olive and Cheese Tray

2nd Remove – Mushroom Cheese Tart & Balsamic Apples 

3rd Remove – Your Choice of Beef, Chicken, or Vegetarian Meatball Stew (herbed meatballs & root vegetables in a thick broth with bread for dipping) Beef and Chicken Stews Gluten Free

4th Remove – Assorted Cookies

POC – Baroness Daria Riley mka Patti Riley armypatti at gmail.com

Sunday:

Ice Axe – 2 handed mass/great weapons. Format will be dependent on the number of entrants. Best 2 of 3, double elimination, or a Swiss 5 of glaive, great sword, Dane axe, bastard sword, great hammer. (Again, this will be determined by the number of entrants)

POC – Vilhjalmr Thursasprengir