Labors of Finn

March 30, 2019
Barony of Tir-y-Don

Site: Cornerstone Community Church. 1003 Moyer Rd., Newport News, VA 23608

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Site Restrictions: no alcohol, leashed pets outside only

Martial Activities: Armored | Rapier | Youth | Thrown Weapons                                      (No archery on site. Baronial archery champion has already occurred!

Lunch Menu:
Bread and butter
Variety of “fried pies”:
Beef and Veg
Chicken and Veg
Mushroom and Onion
Apple w/ currants
Fresh Fruit

Hot water will be available all day for Hot Tea and Cocoa, Coffee also available.

*Veggies in the meat pies- carrot, turnip, parsnip and peas
Veggies in the veggie pie same as above w/ small amount of mushroom added
*The only onion is in the mushroom and onion pies


9AM Site opens

10AM Morning Court

After Court: Martial activities begin

12PM Lunch begins

1:30PM Lunch ends

3PM Arts & Sciences wraps up

4PM Afternoon Court

                                       Labors of Finn Laurelate Tournament

This team based challenge is an opportunity to showcase numerous areas of SCA play in which everyone is able to walk away with a prize. Teams are composed of the following: – Laurel (sponsor) – ArtistArmored CombatantRapier FighterRetainer (Volunteer)    * Archery is not available on site and sadly not offered this time. Each member of the team will be able to earn their team points by various deeds throughout the day. As a team, they shall bring prizes totaling four, they can be large, small, team made, purchased, etc. It is encouraged though not required to have uniform team clothing, baldrics, etc. to provide easy recognition of each team. Though teams are preferred and recommended, any individual wishing to compete in any one area is welcome to do so. Teams can be comprised in any manner (no limit on other Peers being a part of the Laurel’s team though it is hoped they will use the opportunity to recognize up and coming individuals in their respective fields). Points are earned as such: Laurel uniform team heraldry +3pts Artists contribute their point score to the team Armored fighter, +1 for each level of victory, ie. 3rd place +1, 2nd place +2, 1st place +3. Tournament will be a double elimination tree, each bout two of three. Marshal in Charge reserves right to decrease to single fight if number of combatants dictate. Rapier fighter, same scoring and format as the armored side Retainer, +2 for each hour of service to the event completed (marshalling, retaining, etc.) All points will be totaled at 3pm and a victor declared and announced. The first place team will then choose from the collective prizes brought as their bounty, followed by second, third, and further teams until all prizes are claimed. No team may choose their prize as their own. All questions may be asked of the MiC, Despotes Charimmos of Lakadaimonias at We look forward to showcasing your team and the many skilled residents of the Kingdom of Atlantia!

Autocrat: Alyna of the Ilex (Holly Cunningham). 88 Colombia Dr, Newport News, VA 23608. Phone: (757) 968-5303. Email: alyna AT

Registration: Via Paypal or via mail to Autocrat (above).

Feast: There will be no evening feast, but a dayboard lunch is included in your site fee.

A&S Competition: To Atlantians far and near, Tir-y-Don’s red dolphin mascot, Finn, is in need of your assistance! Whilst swimming in the ocean blue, Finn, met a fair maiden with glorious hair and a glistening tail of green. Although their meeting was brief, she captured his heart. Since then Finn has explored deep-sea caverns, defended himself against attack, quested along the shore and made his way through a maze of kelp forests to gather items to create a gift worthy of his fair mermaid. Alas! In his last task of assembling the items, he finds his flippers lacking in the needed dexterity. He asks for your help in making an item or series of items worthy to give his love. If you wish to help Finn, for a nominal fee, you can purchase a Five Labors of Finn kit at one of four upcoming events, assemble said item or items, and bring it/them for judging to the Labors of Fin event on March 30, 2019 in Newport News, Virginia. The number of kits sold will determine the prize.
To purchase a Five Labors of Fin kit ($5.00), seek out either Lady Muriel or Lady Meip of Tir-y-Don in the Arts & Science area of Kingdom 12th Night (Jan 12, 2019). There are a limited number of kits which are sold first come first serve.
Competition rules:

  1. The artist must use at least five of the items within the kit to create a single item or group of items.
  2. When using an item, the artist does not need to use the entire item.
  3. The artist may choose to supplement the project with his or her own materials.However, as indicated in #1 above, the artist must use at least five items found within the kit.
  4. Along with the item or group of items, the artist must be some sort of documentation detailing which items from the kit were used, how they were used, and the historical inspiration for the item you created. EZ Documentation is strongly encouraged.
  5. The artist do not need to be at the Labor of Fin event on March 30, 2019 to win; but the item/ group of items along with the above documentation must be.
  6. At the end of the competition, Tir-y-Don will return the submissions to the artist.