7th Annual Pennsic Warriors of History Tournament

The 7th Annual Pennsic Warriors of History Tournament will take place August 8, 2012 at Pennsic War XLI.

The 7th Annual Pennsic Warriors of History Tournament

Sponsored by The Kingdom of the East, Hosted by the Cataphracts and Chivalry of Duchy Von Drachenklaue

Event: An unbelted tournament for kits that meet the standards of the Fedoratii of the VDK: Order of the Cataphract to encourage and inspire excellence of kit on the field.

When/Where: Wednesday Aug.8th, 3-5PM, on the White list.

This year's weapon choice: Iconic weapons of your persona. Please bring to the field that form which best represents your period.

Participants MUST: Appear in armour that inspires others to excellence having no glaringly un-documentable aspects beyond those required for safety - ie: baskethilts, bargrills, cops, gauntlets, etc. (Rule of thumb: if you can document it you can have it -- to include kits based on period works of art. If you cannot document it, you must make a reasonable attempt to hide it.)

Guaranteed rejections:

  • Exposed modern footwear. Period footwear is preferred. All effort must be made to make modern footwear appear as period as possible.
  • Street Hockey Gloves UNLESS covered / colored to look like real Gauntlets/gloves
  • Exposed plastic to include plastic lamellar
  • "Casserole" armour. Casserole: any mis-mash of time periods. e.g. Churburg brestplate with a Dura helm and Wisby gauntlets and etc... (all these are documentable by themselves, but centuries apart).
  • Inappropriate persona/arms combination: (Viking with a heater, great-swording Roman, madu, etc)
  • A t-tunic over 'football' pads or similar look.
  • Armour in poor condition or disrepair, undyed leather, etc.

Two Winners will be selected.*

  • The Tournament Winner (martial prowess) will receive the title "Fedoratii Primus Pilus"
  • The second winner will be chosen from amongst the participants as "best kit in show" and receive the title "Fedoratii Signifer".
  • Both will be inducted into the VDK "Order of the Fedoratii".

* We ask that entrants or friends of competitors donate prizes for the winners' cache.

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