[ANS] Lysts at Castleton

Come visit the medieval village of Castleton with its fine streets and buildings, our many taverns, and "The Curtain" theater! The day will feature great tournaments, both mounted and foot. The evening will be filled with fine feasting, revelry and a royal court.

Gather your retainers and venture to Castleton and be a part of this historic event!

The Lysts at Castleton
A Mounted and Field Combat Pas
May 30 - June 1, 2008 Austin, Texas

Details of the event:
Grand Procession (presentation of the combatants)
Behourd Helms and Crests
Mounted Combat (melees, with crests)
Foot Combat (barrier, with crests)
Jousting Competition
Best Heraldic and Splendid Display
Letters of Venancy
Honour Shields

Details of Competition:
Please don't be lulled into the false notion that this is an event only for equestrians! The truth is that this grand Pas is for everyone! Of the tournaments being held the first day, the largest will be a Chivalric foot battle which will be spoken of by the Chroniclers and storytellers of the Knowne Worlde for years to come!

There will be three phases of the competition held during the day on Saturday. The first round will be a mounted combat snowball melee. The second round will be foot combat at the barrier. The third round will be a mounted jousting competition.

Skill at arms is important, however the combatants must also inspire others. Can they express themselves well, or at least choose someone to write and speak well for them? Do they strive to look their best upon the field? Do they yield advantages, or use those advantages to gain victory? Do they honour their opponents? How do they pay homage to those whose inspire them? Each combatants' progress on the tournament field will be tracked by the use of honour shields. These shields should be painted with your registered arms. If you have an honour shield, please bring it to your competition. If you do not have one, the dimensions of each shield are 6" x 9" with a hole in the top so they can be hung from a hook. If you do not have the resources to provide your own, you will have the opportunity to paint your own onsite. Those who wish to compete for these honours must possess Letters of Venancy detailing their eligibility to compete in the lists. These letters may be on paper, parchment, leather, wood, or stone and should provide your Society name, any titles you may have, and any other information about your lineage, accomplishments, and/or quests you wish to proclaim. These may be as creative as you wish.

All those competing for honour are also asked to march in the Grand Procession to be held on Saturday morning before the tournaments begin. Banners and honour shields are requested, personal heralds are encouraged. See the sites before you come to town! Here are some pictures from town and a map of the site. Also be sure to note the location of the beautiful Curtain Theatre, the only permanent theater in Ansteorra.

Here are some ideas from another Pas/Emprise comepetition:
Emprise of the Ring of the Athanor.
We intend this celebration to be a departure from past events, so please regularly visit our website http://lysts.swordworks.org for additional, detailed information.

Site Details
Site fee: Adults - $10, Children 5 to 17 - $7, Children under 5 – free, Family max - $30.

Merchants are greatly encouraged to attend! Please contact the Master Steward before the event for details.

Site opens at 3p on Friday May 30, 2008 and closes at 12n on Sunday June 1, 2008.

Feast, provided by the Ansteorran Longship Company, is $10 per person. Please send feast reservations or questions to feast@lysts.swordworks.org.

You may contact your gracious hosts through:
Master Steward
Sir Giotto di Giovanni

“The Fine Print” Please make checks payable to SCA Inc. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents. The site is wet in period containers only. Pets are allowed with current rabies paperwork and leash. Horses must have proof of a negative Coggins test. No ground fires. Merchants will need to contact the Steward for additional information.

http://lysts.swordworks.org/ Location:
Bryn Gwlad (Austin, Texas)