Grim's Poetry/Rapier Challenge
This is a page outlining a currently open challenge by Grim the Skald
Unto the various rapier fighters of the SCA does Grim the Skald, Order of the Laurel of the East Kingdom, send greetings.
I am a poet. My love for poetry is deep-seated and well known across my Kingdom. I have more recently come into a love for Rapier Combat, and I have a wish to pay tribute with one love from the other. Therefore do I issue this challenge.
I, Grim the Skald, do hereby invite all Rapier Fighters of the various Kingdoms of the SCA to fight me this summer. I shall meet any comers with either a matching or non-matching form – your choice. I also invite you to write your name, Kingdom, and any details you wish about yourself into a book I shall have with me. I hereby swear that I shall incorporate these names into at least one poem in a medieval style by the end of A.S. 48. This poem is intended to honor my opponents in specific and rapier combat in general.
I will begin this challenge at the Summer Solstice and end it on the Fall Equinox. I shall be in the East for most of this – I will also be at Pennsic and I hope to make it to Aethelmearc at least one other event.
You shall know by my arms – a field or, on a saltire cotised gules a Norse sun cross argent. I shall have a small banner with me – if my arms are displayed (other than on my shield while fighting,) I am available to fight. I welcome all comers any all skill level, and thereby hope to increase my own skills.
In Service to the Society,
Grim the Skald
P.S. I hereby grant full permission to share this missive upon any list, page, or any other form.
These are my arms. I shall have it on a cane that I am using as a banner display. If the banner is up, I'm available. I will put it away when I am busy.
If you are looking for me to capitalize on the challenge, I expect to be at the following events:
- Northern Region War Camp (July 4th to July 7th) - East Kingdom
- Pennsic War (I expect to be on the field 7/27 or 28 to 8/3) - Aethelmearc
- Hunter's Moon (August 30th to September 3rd) - East Kingdom