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Citadel Hastilude A.S. LIII, August 24-26, 2018

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

Let all Princes, Lords, Barons, Knights, Squires and all others fighters of the Kingdom of the Outlands and all other Known World Kingdoms, who are not banished or enemies of the King our lord, may God save him, know that on the 25th of August, in the lands of the Shire of White Mountain, the Barony of The Citadel of The Southern Pass will host a great festival of arms and a noble tournaments with contests of Armored Combat, Rapier Combat, of the Bow, and of the Arts.

Of the tournament, the captains will be chosen as exceptionally noble and powerful Lords of this realm, each of whom shall select the mightiest of warriors, artisans and archers to compete in their names in order for them to be declared the winner and champion of this great and glorious contest where fame and renown will be heaped on them.

The Grand Tournament is a pageant put on in honor of Queen Anna, our beloved Lady, may God save her, so do remember to Bare your arms whether it be by banner, standard tabard or other means, and be ready to declare to her what rights allow you to fight for her amusement. Pull out your personal tabards, bring your arms to be displayed and be ready for you or your herald to recite your noble lines and the deeds that bring you into this most honorable list.

This mighty contest will be held at Silver Lake Campground, 868 HWY 244, Mescalero Apache Reservation, New Mexico 8830 from Friday August 24, 2018 5:00 pm until Sunday August 26, 2018 3:00 pm.  The theme for the event is taken from King Renee de Anjou’s Book of the Tournament.

Silver Lake Campground Tent Camping $17 per Night for every two guests in a vehicle plus $1 for every additional person (Carpooling is highly encouraged).

Silver Lake Campground RV Camping $30 per night for every two guests in an RV plus $1 for every additional person.

Silver Lake Campground Fishing License: $12 per adult and $9 per child (12 years and under) per day with a limit of 5 fish per person/pole.

 

Site amenities:

The site is wet

Permanent shower facilities

Fishing on-site (no NM State license is required)

Small convenience store on-site

Site Restrictions:

No swimming

Pets must be on leashes

No collecting fire wood on-site (you will need to bring your own)

 

Event Autocrat: Lady Meleri Gyfford

M.K.A.: Heather Jackson

(T) 915-603-7802

(e) HJLJackson@gmail.com

The Tournaments

Armored Combat

The Grand Tournament

The Grand Tournament is the main tournament of the event.  This tournament will be fought as a weapon of choice in a best two out of three double elimination format.*  This tournament must be fought with all of the pomp and circumstance as possible and fighters will be judged on it.  Four Lady Judges, chosen by the Tournament Champions (Duke Walrick and Sir Roland) will judge each fighter’s chivalry, showmanship and fighting prowess.  Tokens will be given by them for those fighters who excel.  Final points for the tournament will be tallied based upon victories (3 points per victory) as well as tokens given by the Judges, Her Royal Majesty, The Landed Nobility present, the Marshals, and the fighters themselves.

This Tournament will be fought on the main field.

*(Depending on the number of entries it may be changed to a single fight tournament)

The Five-Man Melee Tournament

Five man teams** will face off using weapons of choice.  Best two out of three, double elimination.  Teams should be chosen based on which champion that the fighters are fighting on.

This tournament will be fought on the secondary field.

**(Three man teams if participation does not support five man).

The Tilting Tournament

This Tournament will be fought using six-foot spears while “riding” stick horses.  Any fighter “unhorsed” (dropping their stick horse) will be considered dead on the ground.  Appropriate mounts can be selected from the Baronial Stables or you may bring your own valiant steed.  Steeds cannot be used to make attacks on your opponent.

This Tournament will be fought on the main field.

The Torchlight Mongolian Dagger Tournament

This tournament will be fought using thrusting daggers only.  A dagger will be used in one hand and one end of a shared three-foot length of rope will be held in the other.  Combatants cannot release the rope during the fight or they will be considered defeated.  Best two out of three, double elimination.

This Tournament will be fought on the main field.

Rapier Combat

The Grand Tournament

The Grand Tournament is the main tournament of the event.  This tournament will be fought as a weapon of choice in a best two out of three double elimination format.*  This tournament must be fought with all of the pomp and circumstance as possible and fighters will be judged on it.  Four Lady Judges, chosen by the Tournament Champions (Duke Walrick and Sir Roland) will judge each fighter’s chivalry, showmanship and fighting prowess.  Tokens will be given by them for those fighters who excel.  Final points for the tournament will be tallied based upon victories (3 points per victory) as well as tokens given by the Judges, Her Royal Majesty, The Landed Nobility present, the Marshals, and the fighters themselves.

This Tournament will be fought on the main field.

*(Depending on the number of entries it may be changed to a single fight tournament).

The Wheel of Fortune Tournament

For the rapier “Wheel of Fortune” tournament,fighters will spin the Wheel of Fortune for their secondary (or take what is in the mystery box) every round; as the philosopher Boetheus wrote ‘Inconstancy is my very essence,’ says the wheel.  Rise up on my spokes if you like but do not complain when you’re cast back down into the depths.”  Her Royal Majesty may change the results of your spin or decree what the secondaries for the fight will be; such is the nature of Fortune.  This tournament will be fought in a best two out of three double elimination format.

This Tournament will be fought on the main field.

The Roving Tournament

This Tournament will begin Promptly at 9 am on Saturday morning and will continue until sunset.

Be advised also that as dueling has been declared illegal, Baronial Constables will be on patrol in order to keep the peace.  Any duelists caught by the constables will be apprehended and hauled off to jail, where they will have to serve their sentence of a half an hour.  Those not wishing to serve jail time can either fight the City Guard and hope to win, or bail themselves out of jail.  Bail money will go to support the Kingdom Travel Fund.  Those who lose a bout with a Constable will also be charged with resisting arrest and will receive a jail sentence of one hour.  Defeating a Constable, however, will be equal to two normal victories in terms of the tournament.  The winner of the tournament is the one with the most victories at the end of the day.

This Tournament will be fought on all parts of the site; however, at least two people need to be marshalling any given fight.

The Tavern Brawl

This tournament is a last man standing scenario.  The overall winner will be the first fighter to attain three round victories.  Only weapons that would be normally found in a tavern will be allowed.  “weird” weapons such as chair legs, bottles and such can be made and used so long as they are considered safe for rapier fighting.***  The weirdest wepon for the event will be chosen and it’s maker recognized for his or her creativity.  Pistols are also allowed as this is considered a melee scenario.

The Tavern Tourney will be held on the main field.

***(Consult with your local rapier marshals if there is any doubt as to the safety of your “Weird” weapon.)

“Rapier Rogue” Bardic Competition

According to legend there was a swordsman who was notorious for biting his thumb at the Baronial Constabulary and picking fights contrary to the law against brawling. He became so infamous that songs were written about the “Rapier Rogue”. In memory of the exploits of this rogue, the Roving Rapier Tournament winner will have a song written in their honor. In addition there will be a bardic competition for a poem or song about the “Rapier Rogue”. The contestants will perform during feast and will be judged by populace acclamation.  Entries can be prepared ahead of time, leaving room to add the name of the tournament winner once he or she has been announced.

If you wish to join in, sign up with THL Edmund Peregrine some time Saturday.