Stargate Yule

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Terrace United Methodist Church
1203 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055

Their Sentinel Excellencies, Master Robert and Mistress Cristyana request the honor of your presence at Stargate’s Norse Yule. In the spirit of the holiday, we will be fighting, feasting, telling fine tales of great deeds, gaming, and showing our skills in A&S.

Yule is the time when Stargate invites all artisans and performers to compete in the Barony’s A&S and Bardic Championships.

The A&S competition format will be a single piece or performance (i.e., dance) with documentation highly encouraged. For the Bardic competition, prepare two pieces: your best fireside piece and a filk piece. Says the Baron, "Entertain me."

As is our tradition, we will be having a Toys for Tots drive. In the past our Yule guests have been very generous, let this year be no different. Please bring an unwrapped toy to donate, each toy will get one entry into the prize raffle. There will also be a morning exchange of arms between those who fight chivalric and those who fight with rapier.

Viking shipChivalric Tourney details:

Attention chivalric fighters of Stargate and the surrounding lands - Yule will soon be upon us, and with it our annual Toys for Tots tournament! To enter the tournament, you must donate one unopened toy. It's is a double elimination tourney, but you can buy your way back into the tournament by donating another toy! The winner (or the last fighter standing) will get ALL of the raffle tickets for ALL of the toys donated during the tourney. Last year, chiv fighters donated over 50 toys! That number has grown every year and I'd love to see us set a new record. So bring a bag full of toys and your stamina - it's gonna be a long, fun day! -Lord Orin Kettilson, Stargate Chivalric Marshal

Rapier Tourney details:

In honor of the theme, the rapier tournament shall be Toyhalla! A Valhalla melee with a twist. First of course, a toy is required to enter. An additional toy will let you reenter at any time instead of waiting and hoping you get back in. There may be some other twists that can be bought with toys, so bring extras. As usual, the final winner will get all the raffle tickets for the donated toys. -Lord Michael de Eryri

8:30 am Yule workers arrive
Vendors may begin setting up outside
9:00 am Gate Opens - Skaal!
9:30 am Toys for Tots donations opens
10:00 am MORNING COURT / announcements
A&S Championship - Set up entries
11:00 am A&S Championship Judging begins
Chivalric & RapierTourneys begin
12 noon LUNCH
1:00 pm Bardic Championship starts (room in back of hall)
2:00 pm Gate closes
Pick up A&S entries
Champions announced
6:00 pm FEAST and merriment!
9:00 pm Event ends - all but break-down crew leave


Feasting is very important at Yule and this year will be no different as Countess Nicollet Deuville will be creating a Norse feast to please any Viking:

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Assorted breads and butters
Butternut squash soup
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Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Roasted Potatoes
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Herb Roasted Chicken
Sauteed Spinach in olive oil and garlic
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Baked apples stuffed with cinnamon, honey and walnuts topped with whipped cream

Feast reservations will close a week before the event and a limited number of feasts will be available at the door. Please reserve feast as soon as possible with Lady Ingrid or Countess Nicolet.

Ingredients lists will be provided for those with dietary and allergy concerns.

Site Information:

Site Fees: Adults: $12; children 5-12: $5 (under 5 free); Family Max: $36. Non-member surcharge: $5.
Feast Fee: $8

Please make checks payable to SCA Inc., Barony of the Stargate.

DIRECTIONS TO SITE: The site is Terrace UM Church, 1203 Wirt Rd, Houston, TX 77055. Within minutes of the site are several hotels and motels and restaurants.

Site Rules: Site opens at 9 AM and closes at 9 PM. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or by an adult at least 21 years old with a signed & notarized Minor Event Waiver from the parents.

Vendors: Those who wish to purvey their wares are welcome, but be aware that barring extreme weather, you will be vending outdoors, so come prepared to set up as you would at an outdoor event. Also please contact the Event Steward to let her know your intent.

Event Steward
Lady Ingrid Bjornsdottir
(Melanie Black)
Event Co-Steward
Lord Orin Kettilson
(Brandon Garner)

Head Cook
Countess Nicolet Deuville


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