"The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one."

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The envoys of the heart should be
The noble deeds of chivalry; -
A daring charge, an escalade,
A knight or banner captive made;
A pass against a host maintained,
A name through trials borne unsustained-
Thus love most eloquently speaks;
This is the homage maiden seeks.




The Barony of Endewearde

Tourney of Love

Saturday, February 16, 2013
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Event site is the Union Street Brick Church at 126 Union Street in Bangor, Maine

Tourney of Love graphic  


The coveted pink baldric of the "Champeen O' Love" has been in Lord Ané du Vey's possession for three years! Is there no one who would challenge his renown and take the baldric for their own? Let our fencers, fighters, and artisans once again meet mid-winter to best our "Champeen"!

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

Held at the historic Brick Church, we offer in your entrance fee a light dayboard and a hardy evening repast. Attendees are encouraged to bring a pot luck item for dessert. Please bring your feast gear!

Site opens: 9:00 a.m.
Site closes: 10:00 p.m.

Event Location
Union Street Brick Church
126 Union Street
Bangor, ME 04401

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  • Please check the Tourney of Love Facebook group for the latest updates at

  • Guests under 18 years old: If you are planning to bring a guest youth under the age of 18 years old please read carefully the policy on the Requirements for Guest Minors below.


    You are required to provide documentation for any youth guests and must supervise them throughout their visit.

  • Dayboard & Evening Feast: Please don't forget to bring your own feast ware. All food is included in the price of admission. A light but nourishing dayboard with coffee and tea will be available as well as a hearty evening feast.

  • Advice for the Evening Feast: Bring a tablecloth and your feast gear (plates, bowls, cups, silverware), and if you have candles, bring those too. There is NOT a facility for washing dishes, so please bring a plastic bag or two for dirty dishes. Gwillim is our hall steward, and will be setting up the seating for the evening meal. You will sign up for your table when you troll in. The back room will need to be kept free for our Chef, Lady Leofwen, and her lovely assistants, so please stay in the larger space.

  • You can borrow garb: Gold key garb will be available at gate for those who need loaner clothing for the day.

  • Divine Your Future: Lady Anya Krasnoperkin will be doing seed readings at her divination table from 9:30-10:30 AM. It's a fun and interesting activity!

  • Children's Area: There will be a small area for children to draw, color, create, and play. Please supervise your children at all times. :)

  • Tournaments: The fencing tournament begins PROMPTLY at 12:00 noon. (As in, the first round robin list of 8 will be announced at noon and the tournament will commence immediately after that announcement.) All combatants should be registered at the list table by 11:30 AM.

  • Arts & Sciences: A&S entries should be placed on the tables provided as soon as possible. Please sign in your A&S entry so I know who belongs to what beautiful thing! Performance entries need to register with the autocrat (I will have something out for you.) Performance entries will take place between the fencing and fighting portions of the tournament.

    Voting tokens will be given to the populace after the performers have performed and prior to the heavy list fighting. Voting will take place during the heavy list tournament.

  • The Champeen O'Love title: You can participate in any one, two, or three sections of the tournament (Fencing, Fighting, Arts & Sciences). Only those entering in all three will be candidates for "Champeen O' Love." There are prizes for the winners of Arts & Sciences, Fencing, Fighting, and for the  overall winner of the tournament. No one will be leaving with more than one tourney prize.

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  • 9:00 AM --- Doors Open.

  • 9:30-10:30 AM -- Divination with seeds with Lady Anya Krasnoperkin.

  • 10:00 AM -- Fighting & Fencing authorizations begin. Please sign in at the Minister of Lists (MOL) table. 

  • 10:30 AM ---  Youth Combat Tournament.

  • 11:00 AM --- MOL table open for tournament registration.

  • 11:30 AM --- Dayboard opens.

  • 11:45 AM -- MOL table closes for registration.

  • 12:00 PM --- Fencing tournaments (likely a round robin format)

  • Early Afternoon ---  Arts & Sciences Performance entries / Youth activities with Lord Njall Randvesson.

  • Mid Afternoon --- Heavy List tournament.

  • Late Afternoon --- Clean up / Set up for dinner after the heavy list tournament.

  • 5:30 pm Evening Repast is served. Dancing, singing and general merriment after.

  • 10:00 pm Site clean up. As many volunteers as can help are encouraged to stay and put tables and chairs away, clean the spaces and vacuum. 

Newcomer tips: There are chairs available on site for your comfort. Please keep a respectful distance between you and the list ropes that mark the combat areas - combatants are permitted to retreat backwards right up to the rope lines as they fight. Photography is permitted but please turn off the flash feature on your camera. 

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Dayboard will be light but nourishing. There will also be tea and coffee available. Please don't forget to bring your own feast ware. All food is included in the price of admission.  

Lady Anya Krasnoperkin

Delicacies made available on dayboard may include:
Cheeses and breads
Carrot, celery, cucumber and dips
Hard boiled eggs
Cakes or other edibles
A feast made to inspire love
Lady Leofwenn Wytleseie

First course:
A salad to inspire love and fertility:
Arugula, also called rocket seed, has been documented as an encouragement for love since the 1st century. Cucumbers fire the hearts of women, the nutrients in parsley and pine nuts helps to strengthen the body for love. A dressing of boiled wine to relax and fortify the nerves those who intend to love, vinegar to balance the humors, and honey to sweeten the favor of the one you love.

Bread to strengthen the body and soul, as bread is the staff of life.

Second course:
Soppes and potage to warm the hearts, satisfy the soul, and inspire love. For those who love the fruit of the earth, meat and fowl.
The carrot is believed to be friend to man, helping him to win the heart of the one he loves.
Turnip, balances the humors and inspires love.
Chickpeas and fava beans, seeds to encourage fertility
Celery containing the essence of men, to strengthen and encourage them
Garlic, heat to fire the soul
Onion and spices to fire the heart
Beef to strengthen the body
Fowl to give wings to the heart so that lovers may find each other

Third course:
To counter the energy expended during the day, meat shall be served to fortify the body of those who love.

Fourth course:
Sweets to make pleasant the countenance of the one you love will be provided by the populace of the Barony.

The head chefs reserve the right to change the dayboard and feast menus. If you have questions please contact Lady Anya at anya@endewearde.eastkingdom.org and Lady Leofween at leofween@endewearde.eastkingdom.org.

Newcomer tip: Please bring your own feastware and tablecloths (soup bowl, plate, utensils, napkins, tablecloths). Open flame candles are permitted at this site. There is no dish washing facility available so please plan on bringing a plastic bag to carry your feastware home at the end of the event. 

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Section NEWCOMERS Section

If you are new and attending your first few SCA events please click here to refer to the collection of Newcomer Information articles linked from the Endewearde website.

Please contact our Newcomer coordinator, Lord Finan, for assistance in understanding what to bring for your comfort to an SCA event, what to pack for dayboard and evening feast, and to make arrangements to borrow appropriate clothing (called "garb") for an event.

Newcomer Tip: Write to  chatelaine@endewearde.eastkingdom.org and mention that you would like to learn more about attending your first SCA event.

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There are men's and women's bathrooms on the main level which are handicap accessible.  The main entrance to the building has a handicap accessible ramp.

Newcomer tip: Please contact Lady Agatha with any questions regarding mobility accessibility to this site. All activities will be held on the same floor.

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Section EVENT FEES Section

Site : Adults (ages 18 and up) $17.00
Children (ages 10-17) $13.00
Children (ages 0-9) Free!

SCA members receive a $5.00 discount with proof of membership

Feast: There is no separate feast fee. There will be an evening meal, which is included in the site fee.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-Maine, Inc. Endewearde

Newcomer tip: If you are considering bringing guest children to this event please see the policies regarding Guest Minors in the Additional Information section above. There are two forms you must bring along for each guest child, one of which requires notarization by a Notary Public.

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Event Steward:
Lady Agatha Wanderer
MKA Rachel Case
(207) 862-2305 (no calls after 9:00 pm, please)

Send Reservations to:
No event reservations necessary.

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Section EVENT STAFF Section

The following are the main contacts overseeing portions of the event:

Event Steward: Lady Agatha Wanderer
Deputy Event Steward: Lady Sylvia du Vey

All Things Food
Dayboard Chef: Lady Anya Krasnoperkin
Evening Feast Chef: Lady Leofwenn of Wytleseie
Hall Steward: Lord Gwillim Kynith

Gate Staff
Gate Steward: Lord Nero Calamus
Gate Staff: Lady Petra von Mumpf, Lady Sylvia du Vey, Lord Otto Gottlieb
Site Tokens: Lady Constancia de Vianne

First Aid
Chiurgeon: Lady Petra von Mumpf

List Table:
Minister of Lists Staff:  Baroness Margaret of Rochester and Lady Sara of Stonley

Work Crew
Lord Seamus Na Coille Aosda, Baroness Margaret of Rochester & everyone else (Thank you!)

Event webpage
Lady Bryn Millar

Combat Marshals
The Honorable Lord Frasier MacLeod (Rapier Combat)
Lord Ané du Vey (Heavy List)
Lord Finan (Youth Combat)

Voice Heralds for occasional announcements and reading of the list pools.
Volunteers for gate shifts and possibly for kitchen help.

The following have donated prizes for the event

Rapier Combat prize: Syr Cedric of Thanet
Heavy List Prize: Anna Tarr
Youth Arts & Sciences Prize: Lady Alys Treeby
Adult Arts & Sciences Prize: Lord Gwillim Kynith


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Event Location
Brick Church
126 Union Street
Bangor, ME 04401

Make your way North or South to Interstate 95, Exit 184 in Bangor. Head East toward downtown. The Brick church is on the intersection of Union Street and Main Street. Some off street parking is available, but most will need to park along First Street.

Please follow this link to view images of the Brick Church.

Newcomer tip: There is limited parking in the church lot. Please do not park in the lot across the street. First Street has plenty of parking on both sides of the road but is a one-way street.

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"The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one."
de Balzac, Honoré. Quotes of chivalry and courtly love. n.d.
Accessed 1/22/2012.


The envoys of the heart should be

The envoys of the heart should be
The noble deeds of chivalry; -
A daring charge, an escalade,
A knight or banner captive made;
A pass against a host maintained,
A name through trials borne unsustained-
Thus love most eloquently speaks;
This is the homage maiden seeks.
--Giraud Calanson, Translated from Provencal by John Rutherford.

Yagley, Robert, ed. The Book of Courtly Love: Medieval Stories and Songs. Page 81. Barnes and Noble, Inc, 1997.

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Graphic Credits

Who made this decorative squiggle? Decorative squiggle graphic provided for free use by Microsoft

Endewearde heraldic device and Tourney of Love graphic at the top of this page was designed by Lady Bryn Millar.


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