Skald the Hall 2022
hosted by the Barony of Myrgan Wood (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), in the Kingdom of Avacal
*Event will only go ahead if permitted by provincial regulations in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic at the time.
Myrgan Wood’s Bardic and Youth championship event.
Event Starts: March 5, 2022 0900 AM
Event closes: March 5, 2022 1100 PM
Location: Sutherland Hall — 1112 Central Ave, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2H1
Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events.
By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks.
You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.
Proof of vaccination or a negative test with 72 hours, along with ID, and masks are required.
THE SCA PROHIBITS HARASSMENT AND BULLYING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS.
Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions.
If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.
Per the Society Seneschal July 17, 2017
Adult Event Registration- $25
Adult Member Discount Event Registration- $20
Youth and Child Registration (<18) – free
PRE REGISTER HERE Click Here
The hall parking area is 3 lots west, marked in green.
The spot beside the North entrance is a is a loading zone for those that require it.
Parking on the street is subject to city bylaws and signs are posted stating 3 hour maximum.
Please note the parking lot in the mini-mall across from the hall is NOT for hall use and you will be ticketed!
TENTATIVE SCHEDULE DEPENDING ON COVID REGULATIONS
9AM – Gate opens
– Merchants setup
10-11AM – Amee’s class, Isidores Class
– Bar Opens
11-12PM – Skald’s Class
12-1PM – Bardic Championship
1-2:30PM – Youth Activity
2PM – Gate closes
2:30-4PM – Bardoff Starts
– Queens Tea
4-6PM – Court
6Pm – Set up for Games, Supper, and Socializing
10PM – Bar closes
– Cleanup hall
11PM – Site closed
Fight Practice Sunday March 6th organized by Sir Korsak
9:00 am until 12:00.
Albert Community Centre,
610 Clarence Ave S, Saskatoon,
Greetings to all who wish to attend!
There will be no feast prepared at this event, you are most welcome to bring your own meal or order delivery to the site!
Please be respectful of others space and remember the SCA still requires masks to be worn when we aren’t eating or drinking.
If you are ordering in the address is :
1112 Central Ave
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2H1
Inga Svavasdottir will host some activities and has elected to remain as Champion. There will be no competition.
Greetings Myrgan Wood. As you proud bardic champion I have words to share. Pray attend.
Greetings Bards of Myrgan Wood
Skald the Hall is fast approaching, and so is the Bardic Champion’s Tournament.
A bard is needed to entertain the populace as well as to represent when performing period pieces (such as for war points!).
All entrants will be required to do 2-3 performances. The best two qualifying pieces will be counted for scoring.
There must be two different medium of entertainment (Singing, Juggling, Puppetry, Dance etc.) One must be in a period style (a new composition that is based on a period techniques counts).
The Scoring will be based on the rubric posted on the Myrgan Wood Website in the bardic section.
Engagement/Entertainment, Documentation, and Skill will be the major categories for judging.
We encourage all entrants to study the rubric and maximize their scoring accordingly.
Bonus points will be awarded for:
– A successful attempt a difficult piece (1pt).
– Additional elements like props or people who meaningfully augment the performance (1pt).
– When all aspects of the production are period appropriate (1pt).
– Newly Crafted pieces using entirely period approaches (2pts).
All entrants must have an active SCA membership to enter.
All entrants must submit a letter of intent describing their pieces and documentation at a minimum of a week before the event to the current Champion and to Their Excellencies Myrgan Wood.
All entrants must be from Myrgan Wood, Sergeant of MW, or be a Blood of the Wood.
HL Hamish, Bardic Champion of Myrgan Wood, Provost & Protege to HE Raoul
Get ready for Bard Off!! LET THE SLAIN BARD SAY THAT THEY ARE SLAIN!
The number of entrants will determine if this will be a single or double elimination. Bring your pieces and prepare to duke it out…. on the performance stage.
Two contestants will enter, then one will present their 1-2 minute performance, once they are done the second will immediately begin.
When they are finished one of the bards shall die spectacularly. If neither or both fall, the two will have up to 1 minute to state their case to each other for why they won or lost.
If the bards cannot resolve who won at the end of 2 minutes, it is a tie and a double death. The marshal is only there for timekeeping purposes and is not a judge.
Please limit the length of your pieces to a minute or two. You can continue to use the same performance over again, or have a different piece for each bout.
It’s your decision. Please remember it’s about being entertaining and having fun.
Ham it up if you wish, pretend you are fighting, or be super professional looking it’s all here for your enjoyment.
Everyone is welcome, and if you would like to enter, please contact Their Excellencies, to have a general idea of numbers. But people can certainly enter the day of.
Prizes will be given for whatever seems appropriate … and best death!
HL Skald the Strifemaker presents his class:
“Bad” Kings. The myths and legacy King John and Richard III of England.
These are the most infamous Names in British Royalty, often reviled and detested as the worst of the Kings of England.
We will look at their lives, and their legacy, and maybe explore why history was unkind to them.
No pre-registration required
Must be ready for a massive paradigm shift.
This class will be 11AM-12PM
Lady Amée Martin and Dance 101
The hall does NOT allow open flame and as such the Pysanky class is being replaced with a Dance class. Lady Amée will be teaching us all the right moves!
Brother Isidore of Myrgan Wood
Diverse Perspectives on the Crusades.
We’ll take less common historical approaches and methods to take a look at the crusades.
No supplies or prior knowledge needed. Interaction and questions encouraged.
This class is from 10-11AM
Good day Myrgan Wood! Skald the Hall is coming up soon. Are you looking to sell your wares? We have space for merchants at this event. If you are interested please let Signe, Svava, or our Lovely Baron and Baroness know!
Lady Signe Smiđja