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Kingdom Arts & Sciences and Rapier Championships

March 02, 2018 to March 04, 2018
Glymm Mere

Olympia, Tumwater & Lacey, WA

Autocrat: Disa i Birkilundi device6095OP


For the most current information regarding this event please see our facebook event page at:

Kingdom A&S and QRC Facebook Event Page

There are currently issues with the event email address. If you have any questions regarding this event please contact me through the facebook event page.




2:00pm             Site Opens

  A&S Entrants can begin setting up their displays

7:30pm             Kingdom Financial Committee Meeting

8:00pm             Memorial Gathering for Asha


8:00am             Judges Class Meeting

Gather for processional

8:30am             Judges meeting

9:00am             Invocation Court

Queens Rapier Championship Begins 20 minutes after the end of Invocation Court.

10:20am           Judging - 1st round

11:15am           Queen's Rapier Championship begins

11:40am           Judging - 2nd round

1:00pm             Lunch (Laurel Meeting)

2:20pm             Judging - 3rd round

4:00pm             Judging - 4th round

5:30pm             Evening Court

6:00pm             MoD Meeting or 30 minutes following court

                        Arts and Sciences Officers Meeting

7:00pm             Pelican Meeting or following MoD


9:00am             Presentations Begin

                        Armor Inspection

9:30am Heavy Tournament Begins

Final Court following presentations Sunday




The room block for The Shilo is now closed but there are several hotels within walking distance of the mail hotel! Here are a few suggestions:

Quality Inn Ocean Shores

The Grey Gull

The Canterbury Inn

Morning Glory Hotel

Queens Rapier Championship

A message from Her Majesty regarding the Queens Rapier Championship:


Queens Rapier Championship is fast approaching.  In preparation We would like to share the following information concerning the tournament and Our plans for the Processional.

The Processional will be held during Opening Court on Saturday morning. We ask that the rapier community show as much pageantry as possible.  We would love to see everyone in their fancy clothes and to bring your personal banners to display.

The order of the Processional will be simple this year, based on the individual fighters rapier OP rank:

1. Kingdom and Principality champions

2. MoD (by OP)

3. White Scarf (by OP)

4. All other entrants (by OP)

Remember you are fighting to honor your inspiration. It is preferable for inspirations to be present for the processional, tournament, and finals. Please put some thought into your introduction. The Queen would like to hear your name, your inspiration's name, and your requested intention to fight in the tournament.

Preparation for the tournament will occur after Opening court. This is to allow fighters time to get into their fighting gear.

There will be a quick processional before the tournament to create a challenge round.

The format of the tournament will be once more be a sweet 16. We will have 4 fields and will be holding a round robin in each field. The top 4 fighters in each field will advance to a single elimination tournament. The finals will be best 2 out of 3.

As part of the desire for pageantry we will be using shield boards this year. Please be prepared and have a shield board with your heraldry on one side, and your name on the other. Shield boards for the Lists in An Tir are expected to be of the following dimensions 4 x 3.75, should have holes drilled in the center top and center bottom no less than 3/16 in diameter and no more than 7/16 from the top edge and no more than 7/16 from the bottom edge. Further the board should be thin enough to be hung by the hooks (about 1/8). It is my hope some extra boards will be available on the day at the list table. Please do not count of this. Come prepared.

If you brought banners for the processional plan to keep them out on display. Pageantry is welcome. 

Some rules for the tournament. Period looking shoes will be required. No tennis shoes will be permitted. No equipment bags will be allowed in the room. The room is too small to have the bags present. Think about leaving them in you room or car and just bringing in what you need. We need to keep those area around the field clear for people moving around the fields and populous to watch. No case or 2 handed weapons will be allowed in the tournament.

If you are not fighting and are willing to help marshal the tournament please contact the MIC prior to the day.

Dalla Queen

An Tir


Preregistration is now open for QRC! Follow the link below for more information.

Queen's Rapier Championship List Preregistration


Kingdom Arts and Sciences Championship

For information regarding the Arts and Sciences Championship please go to the An Tir Arts and Sciences webpage.



Here is the Ithra class schedule. All classes are on Saturday. Class registration will be after morning court on Saturday next to gate. 

Schedule (All classes are scheduled for Saturday):

Track 1

11am- 1pm: Who is Oscar? And why should I know him? 

2:30-4:30pm: Assisi, Italian Long Arm Cross Stitch


Track 2

11am -1pm: Humors, Uroscopy, and the Doctrine of Signatures

2:30-4:30pm: 5th Century BCE Athenian Theatre


Track 3

11am -1pm: Tablet Weaving: Introduction to Double-face, Double-turn

2-3pm: Applying Classical Fencing Pedagogy to Renaissance Rapier Teaching

3:30-4:30pm: Advanced rapier and dagger fencing technique.


Class Descriptions:

Who is Oscar? And why should I know him? 

Submission Process for the Non-Herald

Anne Rose Smythe  


An Tir is a 'self-serve' submissions Kingdom. What this means is the submitter is responsible for sending submission paperwork to the An Tir College of Heralds. Sometimes, this means that the submitter hasn't had any face to face contact with a herald. This class will review the process, and tools used by the College of Heralds and College of Arms to register names and armory.


Assisi, Italian Long Arm Cross Stitch

Kassandra of Dragon�s Laire

2 hrs

$2.00 for materials and handout.  All supplies provided.

Max 8 students

Long arm is stitching one leg of the cross stitch longer than the other.  Design is a beautiful weaving pattern.

Assisi is a method of voiding, in which the background is worked and the design is left empty.

Students must know how to count cross stitch.

Students will leave with a project in hand.


Applying Classical Fencing Pedagogy to Renaissance Rapier Teaching

Magnifico Luciano Foscari

1 hr

Class Size Max:  16

In this class we will discuss applying classical fencing pedagogy, as taught at the San Jose Fencing Masterâ��s Program, to the teaching of Renaissance rapier.  We will discuss the organization of actions, creating a lesson plan, and teaching tips. Students should bring full rapier kit.


Advanced rapier and dagger fencing technique. 

Sam Yaskovic

30 minutes

Max. 10 people. 

Students will need to have a rapier and dagger. 


5th Century BCE Athenian Theatre

Andromache of Lesbos

2 Hrs

A generalized lecture on Ancient Athenian Theatre during the 5th century. To include genres of theatre performed, production of the play, and the playwrights of the time frame.


Humors, Uroscopy, and the Doctrine of Signatures

Seamus O�Caellaigh

2 hrs.

Class Max: 20

A beginner class that is part of the An Tir Apothecary Guild "Apothecary 

Basics" class set. This class focuses on some of the diagnostic beliefs within our period. The main theories that will be covered are Humoral theory, which cover Warm, Cool, Dry and Moist illnesses and herbs, Uroscopy, the inspection of urine, and Doctrine of Signatures, that states that herbs resembling various parts of the body can be used by herbalists to treat ailments of those body parts.

No Cost


Tablet Weaving: Introduction to Double-face, Double-turn

Tuirrean ni Chaoilte dal gCais

2 hrs.

6 Students

We will cover how to set up for double face, how to read, weave, and draft patterns. 

Please bring a prepared 2 color warp of 20 tablets with 2 light threads and 2 dark threads in each tablet, weft thread, shuttle, beater, pencil, and paper for notes.

Handout $2

Display and Guild Space

Interested in sharing your work with the Kingdom? We have space available for displays and guilds at Kingdom Arts & Sciences and Rapier Championship! Please contact Raffaella Di Contino through Facebook or email her at for more information.


Heavy Fighting Tourney

Greetings good gentles. In addition to the Rapier and Arts & Sciences Championships and the many fine A&S presentations happening, on Sunday morning there will be a Heavy Fighting prize tourney. In the spirit of the event, the prize tourney will be Arts-themed and everyone will get a prize. All entrants are to bring an object, either hand-made or relevant to the Arts and Sciences, for the prize pool. Winner of the tourney gets first choice of prizes, runner-up gets second choice, etc.


Please feel free to Contact me through the Facebook event page linked above or at my email

Hope to see you soon!

HL Disa i Birkilundi

Event Steward of Kingdom Arts and Sciences and Rapier Championships 2018


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Name: Shiloh Inn
707 Ocean Shores Blvd
Ocean Shores, WA 98569

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Last Event's Directions:

Directions: From I-5 take exit 104 to US-101N. Keep left to continue on WA-8 and follow signs to Aberdeen.
Continue onto US-12 W, and then onto E Wishkah St. Turn right onto S Alder St which will turn left and become
Sumner Ave. Continue on to Riverside Dr which will turn right and become Levee St. Turn left onto WA-
109 N/Emerson Ave. Turn Left onto SR 115. Turn left onto Point Brown Ave NE. At the roundabout, turn right
onto Ocean Shores Blvd. The site will be directly ahead.

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