Grim's Poetry/Rapier Challenge

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This is a page outlining a currently open challenge by Grim the Skald

Challenge Text

Unto the various rapier fighters of the SCA does Grim the Skald, Order of the Laurel of the East Kingdom, send greetings.

     I am a poet. My love for poetry is deep-seated and well known across my Kingdom. I have more recently come into a love for Rapier Combat, and I have a wish to pay tribute with one love from the other. Therefore do I issue this challenge.

     I, Grim the Skald, do hereby invite all Rapier Fighters of the various Kingdoms of the SCA to fight me this summer. I shall meet any comers with either a matching or non-matching form – your choice. I also invite you to write your name, Kingdom, and any details you wish about yourself into a book I shall have with me. I hereby swear that I shall incorporate these names into at least one poem in a medieval style by the end of A.S. 48. This poem is intended to honor my opponents in specific and rapier combat in general.

     I will begin this challenge at the Summer Solstice and end it on the Fall Equinox. I shall be in the East for most of this – I will also be at Pennsic and I hope to make it to Aethelmearc at least one other event.

     You shall know by my arms – a field or, on a saltire cotised gules a Norse sun cross argent. I shall have a small banner with me – if my arms are displayed (other than on my shield while fighting,) I am available to fight. I welcome all comers any all skill level, and thereby hope to increase my own skills.

In Service to the Society,

                                   Grim the Skald

P.S. I hereby grant full permission to share this missive upon any list, page, or any other form.


These are my arms. I shall have it on a cane that I am using as a banner display. If the banner is up, I'm available. I will put it away when I am busy.

Grim's Arms QC.JPG Or, on a saltire cotised gules, a Norse sun cross argent

Upcoming Events

If you are looking for me to capitalize on the challenge, I expect to be at the following events:

  • Northern Region War Camp (July 4th to July 7th) - East Kingdom
  • Pennsic War (I expect to be on the field 7/27 or 28 to 8/3) - Aethelmearc
  • Hunter's Moon (August 30th to September 3rd) - East Kingdom