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Event Details
Celebration of the Five Wits: An A&S Pentathlon Event date: May 9th, 2015
Hosted by Shire of Nordenhalle - Kingston, NY
Event Last Modified: March 30th, 2014
Event details

Dating back to Plato and Aristotle, the concept of the five wits guided the human experience throughout the SCA period.  Prevalent in both religion and literature, the understanding of the five wits was continuously reflected and examined.

To celebrate this significant concept revering Seeing, Hearing, Touching, Tasting, and Smelling, The Shire of Nordenhalle will host, not only ONE pentathlon, but TWO!

Below is a basic outline of the day's competitions.  Further information will be provided shortly, but this should be enough to get you started.

Competition 1:  This is a Pentathlon celebrating the 5 Wits.  Each entrant will be required to enter 5 different items.  The purpose of this competition is to demonstrate range and variation.  (Rules and specifics to follow).

Competition 2:  A one item novice competition.  This is a competition for the newcomer and complete novice artisan.  If you just recently entered our A&S world and are looking to show off what you know or are learning and receive gentle guidance, please consider entering.  (Rules and specifics to follow). 

Competition 3:  A Youth competition.  The East has some amazingly talented young artisans.  Here is a chance to show off what they can do!  (Rules and specifics to follow).

Competition 4:  A Largesse competition.  Bring out all of the wonderful items you are planning to donate to help the Crown.  Show off these Kingdom treasures.  This is meant to be a fun way to generate gifts for the Royalty to use during their reign.  All items will be delivered to the Crown following the event.  (Rules and specifics to follow).

Competition 5:  Populace choice.  Attendees will cast ballots to determine their favorite artistic work.

Site Opens: 10 am
Site Closes: 7 pm
Event Location
Church of the Comforter Fellowship Hall
Wynkoop Place
Kingston, NY  12401

Take your best route to the New York State thru-way.  Kingston is exit 19 from the thru-way.  You will proceed around a traffic circle to the third exit, 587, Col.  Chandler Drive.

Chandler Drive ends at a triangular interchange, make a left at this interchange onto Albany Avenue.  From Albany Avenue you will take a right hand turn onto Foxhall Avenue, this turn has a light at it, and a KFC and a Stewarts.

Once on Foxhall Avenue you will cross some rail road tracks and then see a left hand turn at a blinking light.  This is Wynkoop Place.  There is a deli on the corner, The Foxhall Deli.

The Church Hall is the brick building straight in front of you, parking is on the right.  Additional parking is available at Meagher School, directly across from the church. 

Event Fees
Site : $15 for Non-Member adults
$10 for Member adults
$5 for children 6-17
Children under 5 are free

Feast: No feast.

Competition registration must be submitted by 4/25/15 to Ysemay Sterlyng moas@nordenhal.eastkingdom.org

Reservation instructions TBA

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-NY, Inc - Shire of Nordenhal

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Ysemay Sterlyng
c/o Sara Buchter


Send Reservations to:
Ysemay Sterlyng
10 Pakanen Lane
Saugerties, NY 12477

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