Panther Vale & Mountain Freehold Yule

Hosted by Shire of Panther Vale - Norwich, VT

Event date: January 4th, 2020

Event Last Modified: November 21st, 2019

Event details

Come, join the Shires of Panther Vale and Mountain Freehold for a festive Yuletide celebration with fencing, fighting, feasting, and dancing.

Holiday Prize Tourney:  Fighting and Fencing is from 2:45pm-4:30pm in Tracy Hall
Pot Luck Dinner with a Roast from Panther Vale is from 5:00pm-7:00pm in NCC
Dancing taught by Duchess Thyra Eiriksdottir from 7:00pm-9:00pm in Tracy Hall

This is a dry site

Holiday Prize Tourney – Panther Vale / Mountain Freehold Yule

The Holiday Prize Tourney is a variation of a ransom tourney.  Each fighter will bring one prize, valued at $30 or less, and appropriate for use in the Society.  That prize will add to a collection of ware that the Tourney participants will pick from, in descending order (winner picks first, 2nd place picks second, etc).  Each fighter is given 5 tokens at the beginning of the tourney for their ransom, regardless of their Society rank or title.  Fighting will follow normal SCA conventions.  With each loss, however, the losing combatant must give up a token to the winning fighter.  As long as a fighter still has a token they can continue to compete.  When fighters are out of tokens they are eliminated from the tourney.  The fighter with the most tokens at the end of the time period is the winner. 
A Gallery will be present, and nobles are encouraged to bring a small item of esteem with which to bestow upon a noble combatant, should members be moved by acts of chivalry, heroism, display, or comportment.  One does not need to be a consort to be a Gallery member, and all are encouraged to witness and join in the game.

Armor and weapon inspections commence at 1445, with Tourney commencing at 1500.  At 1630, the Tourney will end and ranking determined.

Mathom Gift Exchange during the Pot Luck Feast
A mathom can be described as a treasured object, usually of value, but for many of us in the Society, they’re more Tolkienesque.  The hobbits called mathoms those things that they were unwilling to throw away, but for which they no longer had use.  Many of us have mathoms of fabric, patterns, feast gear, trinkets, books, and other items. 

Bring a mathom for the gift table.  During the feast, attendees will be invited to take an item from the gift table in the order of their participation.  Those gentles who have been participants of the Society for a year or less will pick first, 2nd year participants next, and so on…until our honored elders take the last picks of the remaining mathoms.
Mathoms are usually unwrapped, to better be picked.

Site Opens: 2:30pm
Site Closes: 9:00pm

Event Location

Tracy Hall & NCC Church
300 S Main St
Norwich, VT  05055
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Registration Fees

Adult $15
Adult SCA Member $10
6-17 Year olds $5
0-5 year old Free

No dayboard, Pot Luck Feast for Dinner 5:00pm-7:00pm
Note:  Dry Site

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc.  , Shire of Panther Vale

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Laura Hamilton, Lady Laura Flintbrook, 802-485-8876 ,

Send Reservations to:
or mail to:
Yule % Judi Tazelaar
642 West Street
Brookfield VT 05036