Skald the Hall

hosted by the Barony of Myrgan Wood (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan), in the Kingdom of Avacal

Join us in Myrgan Wood for a day of fun and Bardic. There will be the baronial bardic and youth championships, as well as some classes and socialization.

Event Starts: March 2, 2019 10:00 a.m.
Event closes: March 2, 2019 11:00 p.m.
Location: Sutherland Hall -- 1112 Central Ave, Saskatoon, SK, S7N 2H1

Adult: $25
Adult Member Discount: $20 (Proof of membership is required)
Youth (15-17) - Free
Children Registration (14 under) FREE

Adult (13+): $20
Youth (0-12) - $10

Feast Menu

First Course
-goose soup

Second Course
-kettleworms (sausages)
-pork stew (not actually stew, pork with grains)
-buttered turnips
-peas Third Course
-cookies (hazlenut or almonds)
-pancakes with berries

If you wish to partake in feast, please email to reserve your spot!

Please make cheque payable to ‘SCA Myrgan Wood’


The event stewards are: Lady Thorgunn and Lady Amya Lyghtfot

They have designated stewards for various aspects of this event, including:

Feast Steward: Lady Eira Halladottir and Lady Siobhàn Tadghan


10:00 Gate opens
10:30-11:30 Dance class with Her Majesty
12:00-2:00 Bardic Champion's tourney (starting with invocation of the lists)
2:00-4:00 Youth Champion's Demonstrations (starting with invocation of the lists)
Combat _and_ A&S Displays
4:00-5:00 Bard Off!!
6:00 Feast begins
7:30 Court begins
9:00 Social Dancing begins

Bardic Championship

Greetings Bards of Myrgan Wood/Avacal/Castel Rouge,

Skald the Hall is fast approaching, and so is the Bardic Champion's Tournament. Their Excellencies are looking for a bard who both can entertain their court as well as can represent when performing period pieces. I will be hosting a competition that honours those requirements.
All entrants will be required to do 2-3 performances. The best two qualifying pieces will be counted for scoring or average three whichever is greater. There must be two different medium of entertainment (Singing, Juggling, Dance etc.) One must be in a period style (A new composition that is based on a period of techniques counts.)

The Scoring will be based on a rubric created by TE and myself and is posted on the Myrgan Wood Website in the bardic section. Engagement/Entertainment, Documentation, and Skill will be the major determining factors. We encourage all entrants to study the rubric and maximise their scoring adoringly.

Bonus points are awarded to those who Successfully attempt a difficult piece (1pt). Add elements like props or people who meaningfully augment the performance (1pt). All aspects of the production are period appropriate (1pt). and Newly Crafted pieces using entirely period approaches (2pts.)

All entrants must have an active SCA membership to enter. All entrants must submit a letter of intent with their pieces and documentation at a minimum of a week before the event to Their Excellencies Myrgan Wood. All entrants must be from Myrgan Wood or be a Blood of the Wood.

HL Tommaso Tiepolo
Bardic Champion of Myrgan Wood

Youth Championship

Calling all the Youth!!!

The Barony of Myrgan Wood will be selecting our next Youth Champion! At Skald the Hall there will opportunities for youth to participate in combat and display arts & sciences skills. All youth are invited to participate, only those living in the barony are able to vie for champion. A paid membership in the SCA is not required, but is strongly encouraged.

In order for entry into the Youth Championship, each contender must:
1. Be aged from 6 to 17 years old.
2. Participate in either the combat or the A&S display – both is recommended.
3. Provide service during the event or documentation of service to the Barony and/or its populace prior to Skald. The preferred method for this would be via message/email.
4. Be willing to perform the duties of Youth Champion for one year.
5. If possible, please declare your intent to enter one week prior.
*Communication should include the youth’s parent(s) or guardian(s).

Required duties
1. Swear an Oath of Service to the Baron and Baroness to serve as Their Excellencies Champion of Youth
2. Support and grow the youth activities in the Barony
3. Assist in running the tournaments/activities to determine their successor.
4. Run youth tournaments or other activities that encourage active participation of youth at Myrgan Wood events.

Bard Off

Its time for a Bard Off!

In addition to the Bardic Championship. I will be hosting a fun tournament for everyone who wants to participate. We are calling it a Bard Off! This will be styled like a martial tournament. LET THE SLAIN SAY THAT THEY ARE SLAiN.

This will be a double elimination or round-robin depending on the number of entrants. Bring your pieces and prepare to duke it out.... on the performance stage. Two contestants will enter, then one will present their performance, once they are done the second will immediately begin. When they are finished one of the bards shall die spectacularly. If neither or both fall the two will have up to 1 minute to state their case for why they won or lost. At the one minute mark, the marshal will call for a crowd cheer to assist in the decision. If the bards cannot resolve who won at the end of 2 minutes, it is a tie and a double death. The marshal is only there for timekeeping purposes and is not a judge

Please limit the length of your pieces. You can continue to use the same performance over again, or have a different piece for each bout. It's your decision. Please remember it's about being entertaining and having fun. Ham it up if you wish, pretend you are fighting, or be super professional looking it's all here for your enjoyment.

Everyone is welcome, and if you would like to enter, please contact me, so I have a general idea of numbers. But people will be allowed to enter the day of.

Prizes will be given for the winner, chivalry (congeniality?), and best death!

HL Tommaso Tiepolo
Bardic Champion of Mygan Wood

Last updated 22 February 2019 by Viviana Myrgan Wood Webminister