Tourney of Love SCA event to be held Saturday, February 18, 2017 in the Barony of Endewearde

Image of cupid holding the shield of Mars

Fencers, Fighters, and Artisans! Come demonstrate your prowess and talents at the Tourney of Love. Three competitions to test your skills. A winner for each, though only entrants for all three may vie for the coveted pink baldric as the “Champeen O’ Love”.

Who will challenge Syr Cedric of Thanet this year for the admiration of the Ladies of the Gallery?

Fencing, Rattan, Arts and Sciences competitions are the hallmarks of this tournament. Participants of the tourney may enter to win one or more categories. However, the Pink Baldric will be awarded to the gentle who excels in all three and displays that which the Ladies of the Gallery feel exemplifies a true Champion of Love. The whim of the Ladies of the Gallery may very well weigh heavily on the outcome of the tournament; after all, this is the Tourney of Love.

Regarding the A&S competition, any period projects created in the past two years are welcomed. Display or perform your best works! Documentation is encouraged but not required. Tell the viewer about the historical basis for your project and what materials and techniques were used in period to create the original item your piece is based on. Then explain your process and the decisions you made in regards to construction, materials (if they differ from period materials, tell what you used and why), and techniques used. You can also talk about what you might do differently next time.

Site Opens: 10 am
Site Closes: 10 pm

Learn more about the Tourney of Love admission fees and other event details. 

Activities Cancellations February 14 & 15, 2017

The following meeting and project night cancellations have been announced on the Endewearde facebook page on Monday, February 13, 2014:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Meeting of the White Shield in Bangor, Maine is cancelled. Another meeting will be held in March 2017 and will be announced.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
SCA Project Night in the Washington County, Sios Thoir, is cancelled at the University of Maine Machias gymnasium. Meetings resume next week at this location as usual.

Due to the forecast of more snow this week it is advised that you use your best judgement regarding travel on local roads. Please contact your activities organizer to confirm if an activity will still be held.

Meeting of the White Shield Company: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Image of white heraldic shieldVenue: Chase’s Family Restaurant,
1575 Hammond St, Bangor, Maine

Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

The Company of the White Shield is dedicated to helping new and existing members of the SCA network with their fellows. Functioning similar to a guild our goal is to help those with a need or desire to learn, find appropriate mentorship as well as assisting in enjoying the Society as a whole. The Companies White Shield depicts the blank slate, devoid of heraldry, representing those who are returning, relocating, newcomers, or those who don’t have a household to camp with.

There is a public facebook event called Meeting of the White Shield which you can refer to for additional information about the meeting on February 14th. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting and any future meetings.

There is also a public facebook page, Company of the White Shield, which you can join or follow as a resource to help you learn how to connect with others who are planning to attend events and do various projects together in the SCA.

There will be a feast table hosted by the Company of the White Shield at the upcoming Tourney of Love event in the Barony of Endewearde (Saturday, February 18, 2017). The intent is to give those who are new to the SCA a table to join so as to make new friends and enjoy the ambiance of the evening. Those wanting to assist newcomers may want to introduce themselves, pack along extra feastware to loan out, bring extra candles, tablecloths, goblets, or napkins.

You may also contact the Newcomer Resource Officer of the Barony of Endewearde, Lord Eoin an Doire, at for assistance in learning more about the SCA, what activities may be running in your area, and for help understanding how to enjoy attending your first SCA events.

Tourney of Love: Saturday, February 18, 2017

Duke and ladies in a garden (Miniature)

Duke and ladies in a garden (Miniature)

The Barony of Endewearde will be holding the Tourney of Love on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Please refer to the event link for general event updates.

Reservations for the evening feast should be received by the Reservations Clerk, Master Godric of Hamtun, by Sunday, February 12, 2017. When you are sending your reservation for evening feast you must also include payment for the site fee. Please use this link to the Reservation Form for Tourney of Love 2017 (pdf).


Baronial Activities Updates for Sunday, February 12, 2017

Block Printing Workshop

The block printing workshop that was scheduled to run from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Bangor Housing Authority gymnasium in Bangor, Maine has been postponed to a later date (to be announced).

Adult & Youth Combat Practices

All combat practices that are normally held from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Bangor Housing Authority gymnasium have been cancelled for Sunday, February 12, 2017 due to inclement weather.

Sing Thing: Thursday, February 2, 2017

Duke and ladies in a garden (Miniature)

Another rousing session of Sing Thing will be held on Thursday, February 2nd, 7:30-9:30 PM, at the home of Lord Gwillim & Lady Constancia in Orrington, Maine.

For those of you who haven’t been in the past, Sing Thing is just an opportunity for people who like music, particularly singing, to sit around a table and learn some stuff together. We do a mix of filk, SCA-original, and period pieces. There’s no “talent” required; nobody’s judgy; the only expectation is that you come ready to sing and have fun. And you might want to bring a binder to hold all the great music!

Adult Combat Practice & Crafts: Sunday, February 5, 2017

Although there is a super popular USA sporting event being held on Sunday evening, February 5, 2017, Adult Heavy List and Rapier Combat practice will be held at the Bangor Housing Authority gymnasium in Bangor from 4:00-7:00 pm. There is plenty of space in the kitchen or in the gym for arts & sciences crafters who would like to gather to share company or learn new skills. Plenty of room for all the things we love to do!

If this is your first visit to the Bangor Housing Authority venue please refer to the driving directions on the Barony of Endewearde website.