The Nine Worlds of Yggdrasil

Seawinds Defender & Bryn Gwlad Fall Baronial

Niflheim, the land of fog and mist, will be left behind you as you enter the gates. That shrouded world will be a distant memory for three days as you travel through the other eight worlds.

Seawinds & Bryn Gwlad invite you to join them for a weekend of adventure. Earn your spot in Odin's Hall as a Seawinds Defender or as a Bryn Gwlad Baronial Champion, partake in classes, sit upon the mead bench for a great feast, revel late into the night with tales and songs of legends. Join us on our journey through the nine worlds and see what wonders they hold!

10/26/2018 - 10/28/2018

Site Registration
$20 Adult Registration
$15 Adult Member Discount Registration
$7 Children ages 5 - 17
Free Youth 4 years and under
$10 adults / $5 children Feast Registration (Limited to 125 registrations)

Make checks payable to: SCA, Inc. Barony of Bryn Gwlad

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.

Alcohol is allowed on site, but glass bottles/containers are prohibited.

Service Animals are welcomed and leashed pets are allowed.

Nolte Island Recreation Area
2220 FM 466, Seguin, TX 78155

Make your best way to IH-10 to Sequin

  • Exit TX 123 and head south.
  • Go 2.5 miles and then turn left onto FM466/Eastwood.
  • In about 2 miles turn right at Nolte Island Rd/GBRA Access Rd and follow the road to the park.
  • Look for the SCA signs.
  • If you reach the dam on FM 466 you have gone too far.


Ronan Fionn O'Dubain
(Robert Cuthbert)
Tel: 903-808-0541

Vilhjalmr Thursasprenger
(William Willett)
Tel: 817-291-2545

Caitriona inghean mhic Lochlainn
(Patty McLouth Randolf)
Tel: 361-730-5868

If you have any questions or have Special needs, feel free to contact the Event Stewards

The fires of Muspelheim will be harnessed to cook a great feast for Vertnætr, the beginning of winter, that will fill your bellies and raise your spirits!

  • First Course - Bread, butter, cheese, and pork stew with peas and brown ale.
  • Second Course - Roast beef, ember roasted turnips, and savory pottage of oats and greens.
  • Third Course - Mixed berries with whipped cream and short breads.

Reservations can be made here.

Seating limited to the first 125 reservations, payments will be taken at gate.

Seawinds Defender - Gustatory

Soon the next Seawinds Gustatory Defender will be chosen. Competitors are asked to present their best single bite morsel - sweet or savory. The morsel can come from any culture the Norse would have touched during the Viking Age. These could be Norse, Iceland, Britian, Ireland, Europe, Rus, Ottoman, Mediterranean, Silk or Spice Roads. Royalty and Landed Nobles will chose the best morsel presented to them during the sideboard lunch

Competitors should prepare a minimum of twelve morsels for the judges. Offerings of morsels to share with the populous during the sideboard are most welcome. Two small cards (one for the judges and one for the sideboard) are requested to be displayed with the morsels. They should list the Name of the Morsel, Origin of Recipe, ingredients (allergens highlighted), one recipe source, and name of preparer.

Hospitality & Food

Known far and wide for their hospitality, the Shire of Seawinds will be providing an impressive array of food throughout the weekend for visitors, at no additional charge.

Friday Night - Mac and cheese with ground beef, tomato basil soup, coffee, etc.

Saturday Breakfast - boiled eggs, bacon with apples, oatmeal with assorted toppings--fruit/nuts, coffee, hot chocolate (if cold), and juice.

Saturday Lunch - Honey roasted chicken, Beef and barley soup, Split pea soup, assorted salads, possibly some vegetable pasties or tarts, assorted bread, cheeses, nuts and fruit, tea or hot cider depending on the weather.

Sunday Breakfast - boiled eggs, sausage, pancakes with fruit, coffee, hot chocolate (if cold) and juice.

Asgard, home of the Aesir, will host the Althing, where the Crown and their representatives will greet their populace, announce official business, and dispense their justice with the aid of the Law-Givers. The gods themselves may even bear witness to this event.

Jotunheim, the world of the giants, looms dreadful and foreboding. Who knows when the giants might spill forth from their home to attack!

A children's scenario will take place as they defend their fort and treasure from the invading giants.

Vanaheim is the home of the Vanir and a mysterious land, perhaps we can learn more about this land from the goods their merchants have for sale

Merchant space will be available. Please contact an event steward if you would like to merchant at the event.

Helheim is the land of the dead, where the fallen go to rest.

There will be plenty of camping space available those "dead" tired from a long day of fun an excitement.

Alfheim, the elf-lands, beckon to the bow-lords from across the Known World to pit their skill against one another in great tournaments of skill

More information coming soon.

Midgard, the land of mortals, will see tournaments and great battles of skilled and fearsome warriors vie for honor, glory, and the right to sit upon the mead-benches of Valhalla.

Rapier Combat

Seawinds Defender - Bedford Points Tourney

Named for the man who created it, Duke Michael of Bedford, the Bedford Points Tourney is for fighters who love to fight. It is designed to allow plenty of fighting and ensures that fighters generally fight individuals of their same skill level.

The tournament will be 5 to 7 rounds, depending on the number of participants.

Each pairing will consist of a total of 3 wins/losses. Double kills will be counted as a win for both. 10 Points will be awarded based on the outcome of those wins/losses. These points are also used to level equalize later pairings. The first round will be randomly paired.

Points will be awarded as follows:

  • One fighter wins all 3 fights = 10 points to the winner; 0 to the loser
  • A win, a loss, a win = 7 points for two kills; 3 for one kill
  • A win, a loss, a loss = 7 points for two kills; 3 for one kill
  • A win, a double kill = 7 points for two kills; 3 for one kill
  • Double kill, double kill = 5 points/5 points split
  • A win, a loss, a double kill = 5 points/5 points split
Bryn Gwlad Championship

The Bryn Gwlad Rapier Champion Tournament will occur on Sunday morning and will be a single exchange, single elimination tourney in front of Their Excellencies.

The combatants will be chosen during the fighting on Saturday from those that impress Their Excellencies or others that they have entrusted a portion of that selection too. There are 8 tokens available for the rapier Championship and if you are honoured with one, please ensure that you will be there for the tourney Sunday morning before you accept it.

Early Period Cut & Thrust Tournament
Details to Come

Heavy Combat

Seawinds Defender - Valhalla Tournament
All entrants will be turned loose upon the field at once. When the person who killed you dies, you may return to the field with a weapon style different from the one you died with. The victor must kill all entrants without dying.
Bryn Gwlad Championship
Bring your best style. First to land 5 counted blows (wins the bout), single elimination. No need to stop between good hits. Just call out the number if you are hit and keep fighting.
Valhalla's Gate Melee
Details to Come

Svartalfheim is home to the greatest artisans and craftsman in all of creation. Visit this extraordinary world to share your skills or learn new ones.

Vie for the title of Seawinds Defender for Arts & Sciences! The competition will not have a theme, but entrants are encouraged to bring your best single entry A&S item. Basic documentation is required (who would have made the item, time/place, materials used, general process, bibliography). The Kingdom judging forms will be used as a guide for judging each entry and can be found here. If you have any questions about the format of the competition, creating (or reviewing) documentation, or space needs, please feel free to contact HL Elena Wyth or Mistress Caitriona.

Come join the Fiber Solar for spinning, weaving, embroidery, and camaraderie

Participate in a variety of early-period themed classes will be held throughout the day (and into the evening) on Saturday

For all classes, it is recommended to bring your own chair if you wish to sit.