Event Information

Ymir 45 (2020-02-21 - 2020-02-23) Windmasters' Hill

Ymir 45: Welcome to the Alþingi (Althing) Welcome to Ymir. It is tenth century Iceland and along with the legal processes that institutionalized barter therein developed the manner by which feuds are conducted. As family fought with family over land, profit, personal insult, and glory the only hope of seeking legal and legitimate arbitration happened once a year at the Alþingi. It is in the best interest of all of the chieftains, and the people of Iceland as a whole, to have these feuds settled legally, through arbitration built upon law and the alliances that each side is meant to secure. However, the time for a feud has come. The family of Njáll Þorgeirsson has gone to war with that of Gunnar Hámundarson. Needless to say, things have gotten bloody. Only through arbitration at the Alþingi can there be any hope at stanching the bloodshed and returning to a peaceful Iceland. Each family has brought their martial forces and through legal and martial competition, will one family claim victory over another. What is an Alþingi (Althing)? Representatives of the powerful families of Iceland, all thirty-six Godar, from all four quarters, would come together and elect a lögsögumaðr (lawspeaker). There, conflicts would be heard and arbitrated, laws made, and trading conducted. It was the premier social event of the year hosting weddings, public declarations of alliances, and trade. If one had a bone to pick or perhaps, to sell, this was the event in which the most sympathetic ears and customers could be found. All free men and women could attend and it was full of traders, craftspeople, and entertainers.

Website: ymir.windmastershill.org

FightingArmored: 11:00 Authorizations 12:00 Ymir Double Elim Tourney 2:30 Althing Mellee Rapier: 11:00 Authorizations 12:00 Single Elim Tourney 2:30 Double Elim Tourney More info: http://ymir.windmastershill.org/?page_ id=68
Arts & Sciences:Competitions: Scriptorium Competition New Baronage Largess Competition Glory of Iceland Competition - any item known to 10thc Century Iceland Trade at the Althing - Finest Trade Goods Feed the Vikings: Any food which might be served at the Althing http://ymir.windmastershill.o rg/?page_id=35
Feast:Master Galen mac Cuinnegain is preparing an amazing feast. For more info, please check the website: http://ymir.windmastershill.org/? page_ id=47
Merchanting:Contact the Autocrat

Adult, Member12135
Adult, Non-Member17135
Youth (5-17)5135
Child (0-4)$0.00135
Make Checks Payable To:SCA, Inc., Barony of Windmasters' Hill
Cost Notes:Some cabin space avaialbe for $15/bed (all ages). Please see cancellation policy listed here: http://ymir.windmastershill.org/?page_ id=17
Site:Millstone 4h Camp. 1296 Mallard Drive, Ellerbe, NC 28338
Site Restrictions:No Pets
Autocrat:Baron Girard le Bourguignon (Nicholas Soucy), 1409 Vanguard Pl, Durham, NC 27713, Phone: (919) 2252343, E-mail: nick@soucy.me
Reservations:Lady Dyrrfina Frevidardottir (Steph Morgan), 103 Onyx Lane, Knightdale, NC 27545, Phone: () , E-mail: aine0021@gmail.com

From I74, take exit 28 and head East on Church St. In 5.3 miles, take a left onto Millstone Rd. Millstone Rd becomes Mallard Drive.