Category Archives: 2016

(Archive) Festival of Maidens XLIII and Royal University of the Midrealm (2016)

Once again, in the grand tradition of the Midrealm, the Shire of Wurm Wald will be hosting all fighters, artisans, and the general populace at the 43rd annual

Festival of Maidens!

January 30, 2016 in the Shire of Wurm Wald

Schedule of Events:

See the Schedule page for more details about:

  • Armored and rapier fighting
  • Merchants
  • Royal University of the Midrealm classes from 7 historic cultures
  • Artisans’ Row (live demonstrations)
  • Mock A&S Faire
  • Court
  • Feast

The site fees:

For: Pre-reg: At the door: Non-member surcharge:
Adults $6
(Family max $18)
(Family max $22)
+$5 per adult non member
Teens 13-18 $5 $5
Children 6-12 $3 $3
UIUC students Free! Free!
Children under 5 Free! Free!
Feast tickets $14 $14

Day Site: Illini Union,  1401 W. Green Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801

Feast / Evening Dancing Site: McKinley Presbyterian Church & Foundation, 809 South 5th Street  Champaign, IL 61820

Please note that the site requests that all outside food be eaten in the basement food court. See the Site Information page for details and restaurant accommodations.


Please send a check payable to SCA – Shire of Wurmwald.
Send to Sean Wilson, 1519 W Church St, Champaign IL 61821
Please include a brief note with:

  • Your mundane and SCA names
  • Your membership numbers
  • What you are paying for (for example, entrance and feast for two).


Event Stewards:
Lord Oswyn of Badon

Feast Stewards:
The Honorable Ladies Roana Aldinoch and Katarina MacMolan

Royalty Liaison:
Lady Markéta z Prahy — 217-419-0862

Combat Coordinator:
Sir Ixtilixochitl de los Indios —  217-242-8190

A&S / RUM Classes Coordinator:
The Honorable Lady Verena Entenwirth

Merchant Coordinator:
Lady Ursul Wilhelm

Crash Space Coordinator:
The Honorable Lady Lynette de Warenne

Mock A&S Faire and Artisan’s Row:
The Honorable Lady Sofya Chyudskaya Smolyanina

(Archive) Farm to Table Feast for Festival of Maidens XLIII (2016)

Location: McKinley Presbyterian Church

Tickets: $14 / person.

Limited sideboard seating is available.


The Honorable Lady Roana Aldinoch
The Honorable Lady Katarina MacMolan

From THL Roana:

Ladies and Gentlemen, I wish to present this year’s menu for the Festival of Maidens. It is, of course, subject to change as needs must. This menu involves a number of Farm-to-Table items worth your notice. If the item has a star, we will be growing or raising that menu item on the Vail farm, or it will be made from scratch. This menu is a nod to our event theme of “This time it’s Persona-L”, and is from a tour of the Mediterranean Sea.

On Table:
Marinated mushrooms*, Pickled eggs*, Crusty bread*, Quince Jam, Flavored butters, Cheese*


Winter squash soup

1st course:

Roasted chicken in French Herbs & Sauces*, Hashed chard & Spinach, Garlic Torta

2nd course:

King of Meats (sausages)*, Cheese Gnocchi, Eggplant in Sauce, King Manfred’s Torta*

Dessert course:

Cannoli w/ Custard*, Honeyed lemons & limes


Sekanjabin*, water

(Archive) Festival of Maidens XLII – Schedule

Saturday, January 24, 2015

9am – 7pm Site Open at The Union

9:30am – 4pm Armored Combat (Illini ABC), Rapier Combat, and Youth Combat (2nd Floor Ballroom)

9am – 5pm Mock A&S Faire – Illini ABC or South Lounge

9am – 5pm Merchants Open – Illini ABC

10am – 5pm Arts and Sciences classes on upper floors

3:30pm 2nd floor Ballroom Closed

5:30-7:00 (?) pm Court, Main Hall

7 (?) pm – 9:30pm Feast at McKinley Church

9:30 – 11:30pm Dessert Revel and Ball at McKinley Church (desserts welcome)

 Sunday, January 25, 2015

10am – 2pm: Illini A-B-C will hold both rapier and armored combat practice.

Sunday non-combatant activities are also available.

(Archive) Festival of Maidens XLIII – Schedule


Saturday, January 30, 2016

9am – 7pm Site Open at The Union

9am – 5pm Merchants Open – Illini ABC (Main Floor)

Photo Booth – Take a blue-screened photo of yourself in your best garb, and edit the background in later. (Time and place TBD.)

Combat events

Armored Combat (Illini ABC)

Sword and Shield authorizations will be run first. Additional authorizations will run simultaneous to the Novice Tourney

Novice – The novice tournament is open to anyone who has never won a tournament nor received a combat award. Please note that novice does not mean new and anyone meeting this criteria is encouraged to enter. This tournament will be fought as a double elimination.

Non Chivalry – Open to members all fighters who are not members of the order of Chivalry. The tourney will be fought as in the Atlantian Speed Tourney style down to two fighters. The final round will be fought best of five with different styles from the in the following order – Two Handed Sword, Mass Weapon and Shield, Two Weapon, Pole Arm, Sword and Shield. Single handed swords are limited to 42″, single handed mass weapons are limited to 30″, and two handed weapons are limited 6′.

Open – This will be the now traditional pool tournament fought on all lists. Pools will be between 8-12 fighters per pool, exact numbers of fighters and pools will depend on the number of entrants . Double kills count as a loss for each fighter. The top fighters from each pool advancing to four new pools of 8. Time allowing, this will then produce two pools from which two finalists will emerge to face each other in a best three of five bouts with different weapons from from the following choices – Sword and Shield, Two Weapon, Pole Arm, Spear, Mass Weapon and Shield, Single One Handed Sword & Two Handed Sword. First choice will go to the fighter with lesser precedence, then the other. If a third round is needed, it will be royal choice but not a repeat.

Mistress Rowan Connor will be running the lists for all tournaments.

Rapier Combat Slamdown Fest and Youth Combat (2nd Floor Ballroom)

9:00 -10:00 Inspections/Authorizations 
10:00 -12:00 A game tournament 
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch 
1:00 – 2:00 Novice tournament and Youth tournament
2:00 – 4:00 Slamdownfest!

Warder Nerrisa is mic for novice. Don Warder Adam is mic for Slamdownfest.

Royal University of the Midrealm: Persona Classes

This year’s Royal University of the Midrealm classes (class schedule and class descriptions) are based around 7 civilizations studied among the Society, including (in alphabetical order):

  • English
  • Italian
  • Norse / Viking
  • Russian
  • Others still TBD


Arts and Sciences Displays and Events

See the Schedule and Locations table for the most current information.

  • Artisan’s Row – Room 104
    Artisans will be working on their chosen projects all day. Come and watch new works of art being made!
  • Mock A&S Faire – Illini ABC or South Lounge
    Ever wanted to enter a project in the Arts and Sciences Faire, but weren’t sure how to start? Bring your project and schedule a meeting with volunteer judges who can talk through the process with you.


5:30-7:00 (?) pm Court, Main Hall

Feast at McKinley Church

7 (?) pm – 9:30pm Feast at McKinley Church

 Sunday, January 31, 2015

1 pm – 4 pm: SCA and Makerspace Brewing Basics Workshop at St. John the Divine on Wright Street. Mead, cider, beer, and sake will all be discussed.