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Event Details
The Travels of Kvasir: A Viking Schola Event date: September 9th, 2017
Hosted by Shire of Owlsherst - York, PA
Event Last Modified: August 16th, 2017
Event details
Let us speak of Kvasir, wisest of all gods.  He was born from the saliva of the Aesir and Vanir, mingled to seal their truce.  True teacher and knowledge giver, he traveled the whale-road far and wide.  His life-liquid, drained by dwarves, was used to make the Mead of Poetry.  Thus did humanity gain Grimnir’s lip-streams.  This is not his end, however, as he plays a pivotal role in events leading to Ragnarok.

Come forth!  Be you a feeder of ravens or trader of rings.  We meet in Kvasir’s honor to exchange knowledge of the arts, the sciences, war, music, and poetry.  While the overall theme of the event is Viking Era, knowledge and arts from all times and regions are welcome. 
Afterwards, those wishing to stay can share a common meal and participate in the skaldic traditions. 

Balsamic eggs
Mustard eggs
Vegan stew/soup
Meat stew/ soup

Anyone with dietary restrictions should please contact the event steward. 

Feast:  After classes and tourneys complete for the day a potluck meal will be laid out.  The Shire will supply a meat main course and bread.  Please bring a dish to share (15-20 servings) if you plan to stay.  (While period or period-like food is preferred, it is not required.) For questions contact the event steward.

Please note:  Anyone with food restrictions please contact the event steward.  This is a dry site.

Baron Friderich Swartzwalder
Introduction to Silk Banners
Learn how to make silk banners using the Serti technique.  Participants will make a 10”x10” banner they can take with them.  Learn the most common mistakes and how to avoid them.  Please bring a design you would like to make.  2 hours, Cost $5, limit 10 (observers welcome too)

Baron Friderich Swartzwalder
Introduction to Combat Archery
Learn the basics of combat archery.  What equipment is needed, rules, and tactics.  1 hour

Baron Silvester Burchardt
Brocaded Tablet Weaving
A brief discussion of brocading techniques, materials, and period examples.  1 hour

Classes will also be offered in
Fiber Arts
Viking Heraldry
Wood identification for Projects
Track on Slavic topics
A more detailed class list will be forthcoming.

Revenge of the Stitch Model Raffle:  Have a complex outfit you have always wanted to make, but lack the skills? Have the period correct fabric, but never had the time? Win a historically correct, fully documented outfit constructed in 24 hours at the Revenge of the Stitch event at end of April by an award winning team!  Drawing held September 9 at Owlsherst Viking Schola.  Need not be present to win.

Raffle tickets are $5 with proceeds covering specialized fabric or equipment needed to complete the look.  Donations also gratefully accepted.
1.  Winner must be available for regular fittings.
2.  Winner must be available for the event.
3.  Winner will cover costs of fabric (if not covered by ticket proceeds) and event for themselves.
4.  Winner will receive a complete main outfit that is historically accurate, fully documented, entirely hand sewn by a proven and award winning team.
5.  The team would appreciate:
a.  Outfit is not Viking, as that was done last time.
b.  Outfit has a bit of complexity.
c.  A second smaller outfit to complement/match is negotiable for a child or a well trained dog (both must be present at 3 PM Saturday of the event)

Entry form:
SCA Name:
Phone Number:

Site Opens: 9 AM
Site Closes: 9 PM
Event Location
First Church of the Brethren
2710 Kingston Rd
York, PA  17402
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Registration Fees
Registration: Adult - $15 with $5 member discount
Children 6 to 12 years old - $5
Children 5 and under – Free
Family Cap of $30 (plus applicable nonmember fees)

Feast: There is no feast fee or deadline as the feast is pot luck.  Feel free to let the event steward know what you plan to bring. 

Make Checks Payable to: SCA PA INC - Shire of Owlsherst

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Lady Leonilla Kalista Kievlianina
MKA Rose Harless
1411 W Philadelphia St
York, PA 17404

Send Reservations to:
Lord Brandulfr Saefinnson
Patrick Shockey
124 Lafayette Street
York, PA 17401

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