Swearing in the competitors

This past weekend was Avacal’s Kingdom A&S Championship and The University of Avacal. It’s the first time the Championship has been done at its own event, and based on how many people I saw there, the event was a massive success. There were a ton of classes in 12 tracks, an A&S display area, and of course the Kingdom Arts & Sciences Championship.

Champion of Arts and Sciences

There were two full entrants for the Championship, Her Ladyship Niesa Abdelmessah, and myself. It’s a difficult and stressful competition, but at the end, I felt very accomplished just for getting through the creation, documentation, display, presentation, and questioning. HL Niessa had an amazing display, and entered bone carving and hide tanning and I am in awe of her skills in that area. I entered a research paper on the history of bacon, and a beef stew that could have been prepared on board a Tudor naval ship. At court that evening it was announced that I had won both the highest single entry and the championship, and I swore fealty to Their Royal Majesties Kvigr Ivarsson and Svava Suanhuita.


I never have a problem getting rid of the leftovers

Here are links to my documentation:

Pre 17th Century Bacon PDF: Pre-17c Bacon

Stew On Board Ship PDF: Stew on Ship

The rest of the post is fairly photo heavy.


Just walking around the displays was awesome, and the other entrant especially had an amazing display.



Some photos of my entries:


Some shots of my family at the event:

Swearing the oath of fealty and receiving the regalia of the champion.

I think the cloak looks nice with my court garb


Deloris Booker · April 9, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Congratulations! — Aldreada

K Arney · April 12, 2018 at 7:37 pm

Your paper could be a doctoral dissertation. Well done!

    Tomas de Courcy · April 13, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Well, it’s about a hundred pages short 😉 Maybe it will be a journal article at some point.

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