Pouncing Dozen
Sept 20- Sept 22, 2012
201 John St, Vanlue, Ohio
Come join us for a weekend full of Heavy and Rapier Fighting, Archery,
A&S Competition, Hound Coursing, Artisan’s Row, Classes, and a Feast
Site opens Fri. 5:00 pm closes Sun. 12:00 pm
Gate opens Fri. 5:00 pm to 11:00pm, Sat. 8 am - 2 pm
Site Fees
Day Trip Adult $10, Child (6-12) $5.00, under 5 Free
Camping Adult At Door $15, Child at Door $7, under 5 Free Family Cap: $30 
Merchant Fee: $10 (only site/camp fee) 
Non-Members Surcharge: $5 per adult
Feast $12 Currently limited to 68 gentles
Camping Adult $13, Day Trip Adult $10, Child $5
Feast Pre-Reg $10
Please pre-reg by September 13, 2013 to: 
Jennifer Conner, 1709 S. Main St., Findlay, Ohio 45840
Make checks payable to "SCA Inc. Canton of Catteden."
Site Information
Above Ground Firepits Only - Bardic Fire in camping area is the only one allowed to be dug.
All are welcome to gather around the fire (please keep noise ordinance in mind)Noise Ordinance of 10PM.
There is indoor plumbing on site
Handicap only parking near campsites
Site is discretely damp: You bring it, you take it
Pounce Feast 2013
Head Cook
Lord Godfrey Thacker
Second in command
(Tentative Menu below)
Bread, Butter, Fruit
First Course:
Ember Day Tart
Salat of Chard
Second Course:
Roast Pork Loin
3 Sauces (mustard, herb, pepper)
Dish of Rys
Third Course:
Fig Tarts
White Elephant Auction run by Avigayl bat Auraham
Located in the Troll Building
Come bid on a variety of items to raise money for Vanlue Park and the Canton of Catteden
Auction Hours: Friday: 5pm-midnight, Saturday: 8am-3pm
Winners will be announced following court and before feast
Items need paid for and picked up before Sunday at noon. We will not ship items to you.
Bored Bard
Viking Archery
Friday Main Arts and Sciences Covered Pavilion Arts and Sciences Concession Pavilion Heavy Fighting Rapier Fighting Ranged
5pm Troll Opens          
10pm Noise Ordinance in Effect          
11pm Troll Closes          
Saturday Main Arts and Sciences Covered Pavilion Arts and Sciences Concession Pavilion Heavy Fighting Rapier Fighting Ranged
8am Troll Opens          
9am Hound Coursing           
10am White Elephant Auction Begins Period Type Setting   Auths and Inspections Auths and Inspections Inspections
11am   Intro to Rus Clothing Ink Painting Pickup Fights Dice Tourney Enemy Elimination /Villain Shoot
12noon     Challenge Accepted   Playing Card Melee  
1pm Troll Closes Period Pipe Organ   Red Spears Baronial Championship   Kingdon Crown Round
2pm     Personalized Scrolls   Gaming House Brawl  
3pm   Introduction to Paternosters Introduction to Kumihimo Bear Pits Rapier Roulette Bearpit Red Spears Baronial Archery Championship
4:30pm White Elephant Auction Closes     List Closes List Closes Range Closes
5pm Court          
6pm Feast          
10pm Noise Ordinance in Effect          
Sunday Main          
12pm Site Closes (remain only if you wish to be put to work)          
Tourney Descriptions:
Baronial Heavy Weapons
On Saturday the 21st Day of September, in the year of our Society 48, there will be such crowds of people in Catteden, it will be marvelous to see them.  At the pleasure of Their Noble Excellencies Raffeale and Margherita, Barone and Baronessa of the Barony of Red Spears, will be held a bagordo, known also as a buhurt in Germany or béhourd in England and France, of combat on foot to determine their next Champion of Armoured Combat.
Let all princes, lords, barons, knights, squires, Captains and Serjants of the Red Company, and men-at-arms of the Kingdom of the Middle, and all other known world kingdoms, who are not banished or enemies of the king our lord, be invited to join in this tournament.
All combats shall be conducted under the Rules of the List and Conventions of Combat of the Society and Kingdom of the Middle.  Combatants shall be appropriately armed and armored and present themselves to the marshals as such before the tournament.
All combatants shall bear themselves with good grace, to advance the cause of chivalry rather than the base spirit of victory.
Each combatant shall comport themselves bearing mutual responsibility for themselves and for their opponent.
The safety of your opponent is your responsibility.
There shall be no thrusts to the face, as this was not generally practiced in tournaments.
Fights with counted blows were common during the times of our ancestors, so we encourage the attackers to try them this day.
Those combatants that are present to vie for the title and position of Red Spears Baronial Armoured Champion shall present themselves before the Tournament to Their Excellencies to declare their intent to serve the Barony in this office for the next year.
Those combatants fighting for the Championship shall be accompanied by their personal herald to announce them in the procession and boast of their deeds and the virtues of their opponents during the tournament.
All other combatants are encouraged to bring their personal heralds as well but it shall not be a requirement for their participation in the tournament.
Those combatants fighting for the Championship shall each face His Excellency Serjant Raffaele and myself, Hauptmann Konrad Mailander the current Red Spears Armoured Champion, in single combat.
As time and our bodies permit we will then meet as tenans as many of the other combatants as possible.
Each combatant will then strive in noble combat verses all other challengers in the tournament,
both those fighting for the Championship and those fighting for their personal renown and the honour of their consort;
if ten or fewer combatants take the field then each shall in turn fight every combatant present;
if the number of challengers is over ten then the field will be divided by chance into pools and once having fought each combatant in their pool the top combatants from each pool will advance to a final pool to determine victory in the tournament.
There will be a prize for the winner of the tournament, whether they be the new champion or one of the other challengers.
All noble Lords and Ladies of the gallery are also encouraged to bring personal prizes and tokens to award to which combatants they feel advanced the cause of chivalry this day.
Dice Tourney
4 forms plus medic and vengeful twin
Playing Card Melee
Team work melee to get cards in a bucket
Gaming House Brawl
Fun Brawl.
Rapier Roulette Bearpit
Winner spins bottle to who he fights next.
Class Descriptions:
Title: An Introduction to Paternosters
Instructor: THL Elizabethe Alles
Length: 1.5 hours
Class fee for handout and materials: $5
Description: In the 13th -16th centuries in western Europe,
prayer beads were an ubiquitous accessory.
This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster,
as well as providing information on making your own replica.
Students will leave class with a finished paternoster.
Age requirements: No specific age requirement
youth must be able to use scissors, needle, and thread without supervision.
I will have 12 kits available for $5 each, but auditors are welcome.
Title: Challenge excepted!!
Instructor: Avigayl bat Auraham
Description: A&S 50 information and round table.
No class size limit.
Title: Informal kumihimo braiding
Instructor: Mamasan
Description: Round braid? Semi-round? Flat braid? Square braid?
If you have wanted to learn any of these,
bring your disk or marudai and a supply of bobbins
and let's work through the steps.
It is recommended you bring 8-18 pre-wound bobbins of at least two colors.
If you have a specific pattern you would like to learn,
please email me in advance and I'll tell you how many of each color you will need.
This is an adult class please.
cyannethayer@yahoo.com, also contact Kathy Herman on Facebook.
Title: Ink Painting
Instructor: Artemesia Voltera
Description: Ink Painting
Title: Introduction to Early Rus Clothing
Instructor: Kashka Mokasheva
Description: This class will focus on the clothing of the Kievan Rus period
(9th to early 13th centuries). We will look at the different layers,
discuss decoration, and even take a peek at how superstition
played a role in what the early Rus wore.
Title: Period Typesetting Practice
Instructor: Piotr
Description: Being an introduction to typefaces,
printing layout and other secrets of the art of printing.
Title: Period Pipe Organ Construction
Instructor: Piotr
Description: A brief introduction to structure and style of organs
in out period with a bit of history thrown in for good measure.
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