Kayleigh McWhyte writes:
Despite the intermittent downpours in the Barony Beyond the Mountain yesterday, at the Investiture of our new Baron and Baroness, Their Excellencies Aelgifa and Dinsdale, a splendid Arts and Sciences exhibition and competition was held to the theme of "Rock, Paper, Scissors".
Three teams weathered the storm and held close and comfortable shelter in the barn where this was held. In the spirit of friendship, teamwork, and pure love of the Arts, there were 10 entries of varying delight of sight, touch, and taste. From the Nordenhal Nords came notable entries of a dayboard for 40 people, a fine scroll done on vellum, and a "scissors" entry of cut and stitched functional SCA list-legal armor. From the Dancing Fox team came entries of period beer, a wonderful gown, and dyed wool.
The winning team hails from Dragonship Haven. Lord Omelan the Left, for his scissors entry of period arrows, Lady Renye Wurm, for her amazing woodcut prints, and Lord Tristan de Warrell, for his delightfully made sterling silver spoons.
We also had a youth A&S winner! Charlie, for his entry of a stitched leather pouch, took home the prize for best Youth A&S team, as a team of One.
For the display, we had one very beautiful entry of a period oak chest, crafted by Mistress Eloise of Coulter, and THL Baron Dorigen of Lewes.
Thank you to everyone who showed up to participate and to everyone who swam through the rain to view these delightful entries, and to the judges, Mistress Sarah Davies, and Their Excellencies Lyle and Elwynne of Bergental. Biggest thanks of all to Mistress Muirne for her hospitality and assistance in site logistics, the artisans who crafted the lovely prizes, and for the Barony Beyond the Mountain as a gracious host, no matter the weather.
RPS II Coordinator