M'lord Yehoshua and I got up WAAAY too early on Saturday and drove to Himmel Park in the Barony of Tir Ysgthir to enjoy the first day of Dragon's Hoarde. This local event raises money for the local group by holding tournaments where fighters are roped together as a "dragon" and fight other, single fighters, who pay for the privilege. If they manage to kill all of the parts of the dragon, they got a prize from the Hoarde. If I recall correctly, Sir Ivan was the only one to defeat the dragon on that day. However, two young boys (who's names escape me, I'm afraid) were rewarded for fighting the adult dragon and killing two of the "limbs". Here's some pictures of the fighting that I took as well as a couple of people shots.
The main reason that Yehoshua and I went, though, was for the science exposition that was sponsored by the event steward, Hanim Ari Usni. A total of eleven people displayed, including Yehoshua, who demonstrated a cheese glue that he made using a period recipe he found online. In addition to that, there were all sorts of nifty displays that incorporated the "Science" aspect of the Arts and Sciences. At the end of the day, there were various prizes for Crown, Populace, Laurel and Dragon's choice. I'm glad to say that Yehoshua came through like a champ and cleared three of the four categories, winning three books on various scientific objects. The Dragon's choice was given to Lady Anya Sergeeva, who demonstrated the various dyes she made in order to decorate eggs. Congratulations to both of them, and to all who displayed. It was really well received and I hope to see more science displays in the future.
Another highlight of the day was the elevation of Steffan yr Ysgolhaig to the Order of the Pelican. Their Majesties held a brief court so that this fine gentle could be elevated. He's a Thane of Tir Ysgthir and a former Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences. Here's some pictures of his elevation, taken with my camera by m'lord Sveinbiǫrn Hallbiǫrnson.
All in all, it was a great day full of fun and Science. We headed home after Saturday's events, but there was another full day on Sunday as well. Congratulations to Sir Thomas de Revele on his elevation to the Chivalry as well as all those who were honored during Saturday and Sunday court. Check the Atenveldt Facebook page for the list of names and accolades.
All of the pictures that I took on Saturday can be seen at my Picasa Album. Be sure to check out all of the other awesome scientific displays!
The next event I will be attending is Coronation. However, I will be posting a couple of articles before the big weekend.
Until Then, Atenveldt!