Welcome to The Grand Thing VIII
May 24, 2013 to May 27, 2013
Memorial Day weekend
Greetings unto the populace of AnTir and our beloved guests! The Barony of Stromgard and the Village of Bjorgvin would like to invite you to the Grand Thing. This is a period event focusing on Nordic and Irish traditions of the Viking era with fighting, contests, games, and a Grand Feast! Join their Majesties for Royal Court!
The winter snows have begun to melt and soon we will see the first green of spring. ‘Tis time once again to gather together and meet in celebration, take council, and renew our bonds of friendship. We invite you to come and join our fires this Memorial Day Weekend at the annual Grand Thing. As in years past this family friendly event will offer something for everyone.
PRIZE FOR BEST NORSE ENCAMPMENT! “WITNESS!”
There will be a Multi-Weapons Tournament Fighting: Multi-Weapons Tournament with five weapons styles (sword & shield, axe & shield, spear & shield, two-handed axe, and two-handed spear) with a Master Grendal Damascus Spear as the prize, a Memorial Great Axe Tournament (bring word fame of the fallen in song, prose, or saga to enter),
a Monastery Raid (where you keep what booty you can escape with), and a Domination Tourney where not just your skill is tested but your courage and valor as well. Can you withstand the Storm of Steel?
Don't miss the Classes & Activities pages!
Information for Parents and Children participating in youth activities click HERE.
The Laws of the Grand Thing
1. First Law by Ulfred Draumfjallr of Ulfredhiem: "No blood shall be spilled in vengeance or anger at the Thing - the Law servers all."
2. Second Law by Duncan Hravensfuri: "Those heroes that have fallen shall be remembered with word fame and a great weapons tournament at the Thing"
3. The Third Law was brought forward by Daedin MacAoidh a'Mhonadh Clanchief: "Let a great toast and cry ring out at the Grand Feast each Thing in honor of this fellowship and the hospitality of this hall."
4. The Fourth Law was brought forth by Caerdic AEthelwulf, Arnsbjorn Tiernanson cu Righ, & Cedric Rolfsson of Antir. "Let the Skald Tiernan Mor dal Cais speak the word fame of a hero each year at the Feast of the Grand Thing"