Settup begins @10:30 (Pavilion, list enclosure, weapons' racks, etc.)
NOTE: RAIN site will be the Impact Life Center
Fight in the breathtaking green scenery of Honolulu's Nuuanu Ala Moana Park, where the field is framed by enormous old trees and a painted medieval pavilion. Feats of arms will be conducted through seven passes:
COMMENCEMENT: Group encounter sword in one hand to three good strikes
FIRST PASS: Challenge round using sword in two hands
INTERMEZZO: Group encounter with daggers to three good strikes
SECOND PASS: Combatants select their weapon; then get a random opponent.
INTERMEZZO: Champion's Pass to three good blows
THIRD PASS: Challenge round using the lanza (spear)
INTERMEZZO: Group bridge encounter w/lanza
FOURTH PASS: Random opponent, open weapon choice
(weapon is declared after the opponent draw)
INTERMEZZO: Champion's Pass
FIFTH PASS: Random opponent sword in one hand or baton
INTERMEZZO: Group encounter sword in two hands
SIXTH PASS: Challenge pass, sword and buckler or sword in one hand, per combatant agreement.
FINAL: Three combats chosen by the gallery and combatants.
Open pas d'armes style medieval tournament featuring passes using the sword in one hand, in two hands, sword and buckler, dagger and spear. Challenge-style pas d'armes format. This is an OPEN tournament, so we may have friends from other groups participating with padded batons, daggers, spears and such. Afterwards, cookout! Bring food to share.
Combatants are encouraged to bring one or more gifts to offer to others who impress them during the day.
For those considering coming from off-island, limited crash space is available. e