It’s Only A Fletch Wound!

Andelcrag Althing, and Annual Spring Archery Silliness

Saturday May 12, 2018
10am – 8pm

Muskegon Bowmen Archery Club
2380 Central Rd, Muskegon, MI 49445
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Event Details

Attendance fee: By donation only (shrubbery accepted)

Children accompanied by non-parental adults? There are two forms that must be signed by the custodial parent:
Click here for Minor Consent to Participate Waiver
Click here for Medical Authorization for Minors

A Note for Parents: Children are welcome to join any activity with their parents.

Food: Lunch is available for purchase during the event. Our day ends with a dinner feast, see below. Tickets are $10 each.

Alcohol: Alcohol is allowed during dinner only. Modern containers are to be covered, please.

Event Steward: Soffeke Stoterogghen (Amy Urick), 616-644-5715

New to the Society for Creative Anachronism? All are welcome, whether just curious or seriously interested! This is not a Renaissance Faire strictly for entertainment, but living history that anyone can join. Costume is optional for first time attendees, although an attempt at pre-17th century clothing is appreciated. Click here to learn more about the SCA. Contact the Event Steward with questions. SCA, Inc. and Canton of Dun Traigh is not related in any way to Monty Python or The Holy Grail, but this event plays heavily on those themes!

Archery, SCA style!

The knowledge, construction, and safe use of pre-17th century style equipment are the goals of SCA archery. Some modern equipment is permitted provided it meets our standards. Bring what you have, but be prepared for SCA marshals to inspect and perhaps prohibit use of your bow or arrows during our event. Ask to borrow—there is loaner equipment available and many members are willing to share what they have!

Contact the Archery Marshal in Charge: Elena Khitraia Anton’eva doch’

Shooting Games

Boar Hunt shoot will be held at 1:00pm. Additional themed shoots are being planned, including the Three-Headed Knight, shooting from the elevated platform, and targets that move, bleed and explode. Open shooting will be available all day on indoor range, when marshals are present.

Thrown Weapons

Thrown weapons will be taught all day at the north end of the field range; various weapons will be available. Marshal in Charge: Lady Kestral Altara vonBarton


11am – Noon — How to Shoot at Your Feet Without Hitting Your Feet, by Baroness GenRose
Simple techniques on how to shoot at close range targets. Meet us at the main outdoor archery range, weather permitting; please bring your own bow and arrows. An impromptu encore presentation may be held in the afternoon, depending on attendance and interest.

3pm – 4pm — Where Have The Dancers Gone?, by Lady Vinca Taviani
Panel discussion for non-dancers and dancers alike. This is an invitation to others to discuss the reasons one might have for not giving dancing a try. Is there fear? Time constraints? Mobility issues? Misconceptions about dance? Come share your information, thoughts, and ideas and help contribute to looking for solutions for these issues. If you have this concern or constraint, perhaps others do as well. Location will be heralded prior to discussion start.

1pm – 3pm —Silk Painting Interactive Tutorial, by THL Kateline Crowe
Participants will paint a 10-inch pre-stretched silk square while learning techniques for the application of resist and silk paints. A demonstration of stretching silk to a frame and discussion of alternative techniques, materials, and supply sources will occur while between the application of resist and paint (because who wants to sit and watch resist dry). Participants will keep their final painted square, $5 supply fee includes a 10-inch pre-stretched silk square, use of resist applicators, resist, and silk paints.

Want to teach a class or get more info? Contact Soffeke Stoterogghen

Andelcrag Baronial Championships

From the Baron and Baroness: We request that those gentles interested in serving as one of our Champions:

  1. Bring with you an arts or sciences project to demonstrate your involvement in that aspect of the Society. Your project does not have to be new and will not have an impact on the Champion competition EXCEPT in the case of the A&S Champion (in which case it WILL)
    IF you are seeking to become A&S Champion we expect you to take part in a martial activity in some fashion. That participation could be marshaling, bearing water, shooting target archery, throwing weapons, competing in armored or rapier combat or some other idea.
  2. Submit to us in advance OR bring with you on the day of the event a letter of recommendation from a member of the Baronial Populace describing your worthiness to be considered as a Champion.

Our expectations for our Champions are simple.

  1. Be Available ( we recognize family and RLW (real life wins) if you know you can only attend 1 event in 6 months maybe contend next year. But if you can reasonably attend events please come out and vie to be our Champions.
  2. BE NICE AND SAY PLEASE AND THANK YOU, AND ITS MY PLEASURE ALOT. (And mean it) Although maybe some consider this a lesson learned before kindergarten we want to emphasize its importance. Graciousness is not to be lost in our Barony.
  3. Do your best.

We want to thank everyone in advance for your participation and we look forward to a fun year with our Champions.

Archery Championship

Current Champion Kođrán Grimsson i Hrafnskógi has devised three separate shoots, starting at 2:00pm and utilizing both the field range and the tower. The maximum possible total for these three combined challenges is a score of 103. Contact Kođrán for further information. Marshal In Charge:Elena Khitraia Anton’eva doch’

Armored Championship

“Black Knight” Tournament in the spirit of the IOFL cross-over. Three rounds: first round is single-sword, second is single-sword off-hand, third is single-sword off-hand on-your-knees. Style is to be determined by the amount of entrants. Current Champion Mateusz Kruchowski will be portraying the Black Knight. Marshal In Charge: Master Rijckaert vanUtrecht

Arts and Sciences Championship

Entrants shall submit three projects for consideration with at least minimal documentation. At least one project should in some way relate to or support a martial skill. Contact Armand de Chartres with questions.

Rapier Championship information will be posted as soon as it is available.

Silent Auction

Our silent auction of gently used items donated by members raises funds for event expenses. The auction closes at 4pm. Thank you to everyone who donates and buys, your support helps keep this event free! Contact: Elena Khitraia Anton’eva doch’

Additional merchants are certainly welcome, but are advised that our indoor space will be limited. Merchants might consider selling wares while running a workshop on an archery-related topic. Contact Istvan Valkai

Tavern Lunch

On the Menu: pulled pork, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw; vegetarian wrap
Lunch Steward: Lady Mairghread Brightmore

Evening Feast

Our event wraps up with good food and more Monty Python silliness. Tickets are $10 per head, limited to 20 seats.

Feast will be served shortly after court takes place, approximately 6:00pm. A table will also be available for off-board participation! For those who can’t or don’t want to partake of the feast, bring your own food and stay to enjoy the entertainments! Perfect for kids who are picky eaters!

First Course:
When danger reared its ugly head, brave Sir Robin turned and fled — Chicken Pate with Flat Bread
The Trojan Rabbit — Assorted Fruits and Cheese

Second Course:
I’m French, why do you think I have this outrageous accent? — Castlet filled with a Beef and Vegetable Potage
Large tracts of land — Bread

Third Course:
What also floats in water? — Duck in a Savory Sauce
She turned this dish into a newt… it got better — Honey Glazed Root Vegetables

Fourth Course:
A watery tart — Quince and Apple Tart
What is your favorite color? — Pear Tarts with a Blackberry Sauce

Drink: Your father smelt of elderberry tea!

Feast Stewards: Thomasette de Harfleur and Seitz Kirbrich