Estrella War offers something for everyone

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXIII, has released a "short" list of activities that will take place at the upcoming War.

Unto the known world. Many have been waiting to hear what special events are happening at Estrella War this year. Well you need wait no longer. While this is the short list many more events are to be posted in the gatebook and by privy post.

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Annual Laurels (and Apprentice) Combat Prize Tournament

Thursday, February 15th
List table opens at 11:30 am
Tournament starts at 12:00 pm
Location: Tourney Field

The Annual Laurels (and Apprentice) Combat Prize Tournament is an Artisans Combat List. The entry requirements are easy, first you must be a Laurel (or Apprentice sponsored by your Laurel) and be an authorized armored combatant. You must also bring a prize, made by your own hand. If you are an Apprentice, your Laurel must also bring a prize for the List. The sponsoring Laurel may give the prize at their discretion to any combatant (best death, most chivalrous etc.). At the end of the Tournament the first place gets to pick a prize from the entry items. Second place gets second choice etc. Remember everyone gets a prize.

Sponsored by Baron Master Sir Domingo

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Artisan's Showcase at Estrella XXIII

Sunday, February 18th 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Location Grand Court Pavilion

Greetings to the many Artisans in our glorious Kingdom of Atenveldt! You are cordially invited and encouraged to take part in the Estrella XXIII Artisan's Showcase at the Grand Court Pavilion Sunday morning.

Artisans Showcase at Estrella War is provided for the many talented pursuers of the arts and sciences who attend the war. It is a non-threatening environment where you can display your works in progress or works completed and invite questions and advice from the good gentles and peers of the Knowne World.

Set-up and registration will take place promptly at 10am and tear-down will begin at 1pm. This year, we are reserving special time for our performance artisans: performances will begin at 11am on a first-come, first perform basis. We hope that you will join us for the late morning entertainment!

If you have any questions, please contact Hanim Sarolta, the Kontess Akilli-Aslan at sarolta@cox.net or Lady Annemarie at ladyanne@cox.net .

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Bride VS Groom Melee / Wedding

Sunday, February 18th
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Tourney Field

Any and all are invited to come and partake in the joy of the day as Maitre Wilhelus le Casse and Lady Viola Carrara joyfully join their lives forever.

Beginning at 1pm, an open rapier melee will take place to celebrate the joining of two warrior souls. After a period of celebration with steel in hand, there will be a short break followed by an open wedding upon the field. Non warriors fear not, appropriate safe arms will be provided so that all may join in the joy.

After the ceremony, fighters please clear the field for other events that may take place.

Sponsored by Viola Carrara and Wallace le Casse

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Dead King Sven's Valhalla Party

Friday, February 15th
Early Evening
Location: An Tir Camp

An Tir hosts a party for the warriors of Estrella and all their close personal friends.

Sponsored by Kane Severus

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Dirt Auction / Fundraiser

30 minutes before Grand Court
Location: Grand Court Pavilion

This is Mistress Helen Jennet's annual Estrella War Dirt Auction / Fund Raiser. This has been a tradition for many years. The auction is conducted while people are being seated for Grand Court. The money raised will be donated to Estrella War XXIII Chirurgeons.

Sponsored by Master William Dunstan of York

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Gules Wimple Luncheon & Shopping

Thursday, February 15th
Noon
Merchant's Food Court

Third Annual Luncheon and Shopping Spree. Wear your Gules Wimple colors (Red Hat Society) proudly. Come have lunch with your fellow sisters throughout the known world. All kingdoms are invited! Purchase your lunch at any one of the fine food establishments then enjoy your meal with the Gules Wimple Women. Afterward we will invade the merchants and see what splendor they have to offer. Naturally, we will be looking for everything purple/lavender and red/pink we can find.

Sponsored by Mistress Brenna MacGhie of Kintyre

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Hound Lure Coursing

Thursday, February 15th at 3:00 pm (after fighting)
Friday, February 16th at 9:00 AM (before fighting)
Saturday, February 17th at 9:00 am (before fighting)
Location: Main Battlefield

The medieval spectator sport of hound coursing was enjoyed by royalty and nobles alike throughout the middle ages. Hounds would be released to chase hare through open fields while lords and ladies cheered from the ground or followed along on horseback. It wasn't important that the dogs caught the rabbit, only that they gave a spectacular show of pursuit.

Please join us Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the battlefield to partake in the spectacle of coursing. We'll be recreating the hunt complete with fewterers, hunt masters, agile hounds and a very fake bunny (no hares will be harmed in this recreation, we promise). Bring your hounds (all are welcome, no experience necessary!) to give it a try or just bring yourself to watch - either way you'll have a great time.

Sponsored by TH Lady Christiaen de Groote

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Third Annual Estrella Known World Choir

Sunday immediately following Queen's Tea
Location: Atenveldt Royal Pavilion

Singers from all over the known world gather and rehearse Wednesday through Saturday. On Sunday we will give a Concert of Medieval and Renaissance music, free for all to attend. The Known World Choir has been a great success at Pennsic for over 20 years. This is the third Choir to be held at Estrella.

Sponsored by Master Lazarus Artifax and Mistress Ealasaid nic Suibhne

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Eleventh Annual Lady's Schlager Treasure Chest Tournament

Thursday, February 15
9:30 am sign up and armor inspection
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Tournament Field

Come Lady Rapier Fighters, to the 11th Annual Lady's Schlager Treasure Chest Tournament and test your skills with sword in hand, against other Ladies while wearing your fanciest Fighting Garb. List fee is a bauble or a prize for the Treasure Chest. Registration and weapons/armor inspection will begin promptly at 9:30 AM. This will be a 5 different weapons style tournament. A light lunch will be provided.

Sponsored by Miastreas Deborah Inis Glas and HE Helen Jenet

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Queen's Tea

Sunday, February
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Location: Atenveldt Royal Pavilion

Her Majesty Elzbieta is hosting a tea for the attending Queens and the populace. There will be hor'd'vours, wine tasting, and good conversation.

Sponsored by Hanim Sarolta, the Kontess Akilli-Aslan

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Second Annual Atenveldt Quick & the Dead Combat Archery Duel

Thursday, February 15th
10:30 am
Location: Main Battlefield

Once again, the season has changed and winds of war are upon us. Are you ready to face your peers under Atenveldt skies on the fields of Estrella War? The format is simple. Quick draw duel, killing shots only. Crossbows may enter the field with strings at the ready. If you miss, reload faster then the other guy. There are prizes for the top 3 finishers. This year...Sir Jason himself is the dreaded bye fighter. Accommodations will be made for entrants fighting in this and the Outlands Prize Tournament.

Sponsored by Sir Jason of Antioch

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Roses Cancer Tournament

Friday, February 16th
3:00 pm
Location: Tourney Field

This will be a tourney and fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society. The entry fee for fighters will be $5. It will be a single or double elimination any weapon style tourney. Anyone may come to watch and donate. There will be prizes provided for both tourney entrants and donators. If you or anyone you know has been effected by cancer, come and show your support for a great cause

Sponsored by Countess Mariana Vivia de Santiago