November 30 - December 2, 2012
200th Crapaud Tournament, Shire of Champclair (Woodland, CA)
One hundred and ninety-nine times Heroes have met upon the Crapaud Field under the watchful eye of Constable Sir Bertrand du Guesclin to foster chivalry, learning, and eloquence through the struggle of honorable combat. To determine the Rightful Bicentennial Crapaud, the Fellowship of the Argent Angel shall host a three-day tournament, with the tournament rounds interspersed with war scenarios based on battles of the Hundred Years War.
Provision shall be provided Saturday and Sunday, including Saturday evening when the Fellowship shall host a Greate Feast, striving to resurrect through word and song those who forged the concept of chivalry from the hammer and flame of a hundred thousand bloody fields of conflict.
The Tournament shall begin with one pass in torchlight Friday night at 11:00 p.m. sharp. At the close of day two, four Heroes shall remain, and they shall be honored. Sunday dawn shall see one hour of constant war fighting, with the Four each leading their own conroy on the field. Thereafter, the Four shall determine through double elimination that Worthy chosen by Fate to earn the station of Bicentennial Crapaud.
Fighters seeking the accolade of Bicentennial Crapaud shall be required to participate in ALL fighting scenarios (including Friday night), and shall regale the Gallery with stirring words. Period (14th century) armor, surcoats, and finery are highly encouraged.
Camping shall be divided into period (800-1485) and nonperiod areas. Prizes shall be offered, banners and heraldic displays required, and weapons limited to 14th C. knightly weapons with a maximum length of 7 1/2 feet. Please Note: Fighting and feast space are both extremely limited (150 persons/60 fighters). Contact the Autocrat ahead to ensure availability, or risk being turned away at the gate.
Site Information: Nelson’s Grove. 15285 County Road 99, Woodland, California 95695
Site open: Friday at 3:00 p.m. Site close: Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Autocrat: The Fellowship of the Argent Angel, Stephen of Greenwood