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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 31st, 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.  A faux fire and ambiance will be set up in the main hall for singing, storytelling, and bardic activities.

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9am – Site Opens
10am – Classes begin (See class schedule)
Warping Roundtable begins
11am - Heavy Tourney begins
12pm – Dayboard
1pm – Fencing Tourney begins
4pm – Classes end
Set-up for Pot Luck Feast
5pm – Pot Luck Feast begins
6pm – Drawing for Revenge of the Stitch Model Raffle
Set-up for Bardic Activities
6:30pm – Bardic Activities begin
9pm – Site Closes

Balsamic eggs (V)
Mustard eggs (V)
Vegetables (VE)
Fruit (VE)
Cheese (V)
Bread (VE)
Root Vegetable Soup (VE)
Meat stew/ soup
Hummus (VE)

V = Vegetarian
VE = Vegan

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.  If you plan to stay, please bring a dish to share (15-20 servings) and please notify the event steward what you plan to bring.  (While period or period-like food is appreciated, 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.

Heavy Weapons Tourney:  (11am)
Sail the high seas to save Kvasir from the Dwarves!  There will be 2 sides fighting from ships to keep Kvasir from falling into the hands of Fjalar and Galar.  Participants please bring a prize to contribute.

Fencing Tourney:  (1pm)
Round Robin style tourney, may depend on number of participants.

Get Warped With Mistress Rosalind
A Warping Roundtable

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

Lady Esmeria De Rus
Slunging it!
Similar to Lucet or Kumihimo, the end result of Slung is a braided cord.  This is a hands-on class leaving students with a medallion length cord.  1 hour.  $1 for handouts and practice string.

Lady Esmeria De Rus
Fancy Up Your Norse Garb With Simple Seam Treatments
A few simple stitches is all you need to take your garb from drab to fab!  This is a hands on class including hand-sewing consistency tips.  1 hour.  No hand-out, just a kit:  $2 for needle, string, practice fabric.

Mistress Rosalind Ashworthe
Intro to tablet weaving 3/1 broken twill
In this class we will explore a period TW technique (bands found from 5th C Scandinavia-14th C France) This class is for intermediate tablet weavers who understand the basic mechanics and structure of TW.  Materials will be provided, and we will be working hands on to begin a woven band.  If you have a loom please bring it, but it is not required.  2 hrs, class limit 5.

Lord Edmund Forster
Vegetarianism in the Middle Ages
We will discuss vegetarianism and veganism in the Middle Ages.  We will also learn about ways to include vegan options in meals at events.  1 hour.

Reb Eleazar ha-Levi
Viking Heraldry
So you've got a Viking persona, and you want an appropriate coat-of-arms.  Here are some ideas on colors, patterns, and charges you might use.  1 hour.

Lady Mori Matsunomae
"Something, Something, on wood”:  Wood ID Basics for A&S Research
We’ve seen it in museums and in item descriptions.  "Gold and paint on wood.” “Wooden carving” “wooden box”.  If you then want to recreate the item, where do you start? Not all wood is created equally.  This class will outline the basics.

Lady Orlaithe in Vothfroli
Beginning Drop Spindle.
A class to introduce you to use of drop spindle, types of spindles, types of fiber, common terms, etc.  1 hour.

Pani Magdalena Gdanska
Mokosh, Slavic Goddess
Learn about Mokosh, the chief female Slavic goddess.  Patron of spinning and the work of women.  1 hour.

Lady Inge Magenhildsdottir & Pani Magdalena Gdanska
The Sanctuary of St Dymphna
This is a support group on Facebook for those with emotional or hidden disorders that make participating in the SCA difficult.  There will be a description of what The Sanctuary of St Dymphna is but we would encourage people to come and share their experiences in the SCA, both positive and negative.  There will be an area at the event designated as a "Sanctuary" where people can go for time away from overstimulation of the event.  This will also be talked about in this session.  1 hour. 

Mistress Linette de Gallardon
Singing with the Vikings. 
Learn some music to get you in the Viking mood!  We'll start with a discussion of the dearth of period music for early and medieval Scandinavia, then try our hands at singing a few songs from pre-1600, perhaps a folk song or two, and then move into songs from the Modern Middle Ages which evoke the culture and history of the fierce Northmen.  We may even try singing a newly-learned song at the feast!  1 hour. 

Baroness Oddkatla Jonsdottir
Intro to medieval Spanish cooking. 
Find out the history behind Spanish cooking.  We will be cooking 4 Spanish dishes from the three main cookbooks of 13-15C Spain.  1 hour.

Check back for more classes and details.

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 ($10 for adult members)
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.  Please notify the event steward 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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