Gyldenholt 2021 Unbelted Armor Tournament

Gyldenholt 2021 Unbelted Armor Tournament

Date: February 20th, 2021

Location: Virtual (Zoom information to follow)

Zoom opens: 9:30am PDT

Zoom closes: 5:00pm PDT


Please make sure you have the latest Zoom version


Unto the Kingdom of CAID do Their Excellencies Ida and Jens send the warmest of greetings in this new year.  We are proud to announce it is time once again for the Unbelted Armored Fighters of CAID to come together and participate in this honored traditional tournament.  As like everything from 2020, we will not be able to gather in person for this year’s event, so we will be gathering virtually.  


One of the attributes of being a Knight is the ability to teach.  So this year Gyldenholt will be offering a platform to have the Unbelted Armored Fighters teach an online class.  We will also be hosting a People’s Choice Art and Science competition.


Their Excellencies Gyldenholt have also decided to name a victor of the day and name them the Unbelted Champion.  They will be selecting the champion from fighters who enter an item into the People’s Choice Art and Science competition AND teach at this virtual event.


Class Information:

Each class will be 1 hour in length (actually 55 minutes) and there will be 5 time slots for the day.  The subject of the class is up to the instructor.  All class proposals will be reviewed prior to the class being added to the schedule for the day.  The following are some examples from the event crew’s initial brainstorming exercise on potential themes (not exhaustive):

  • Health and Fitness for Fighters (focus on armored, but likely suitable for all)

  • Art and Sciences for Fighters

  • Telling a great story around the fire

  • Fighter poetry

  • Heraldry and fighting, how to do both

  • Getting started

  • Weapons

  • Period Games

And many, many more. Take one of these or come up with something entirely different. Most importantly, challenge yourself and have fun! 



To enter a class proposal, please follow this link:


DEADLINE: Entry must be submitted 1 week ahead of the event (February 13)


Arts and Science Competition:

As tradition dictates, the entry must have been completed within the past year and should have documentation of some sort to accompany the entry.


DEADLINE: Entry must be submitted 1 week ahead of the event (February 13)


For bardic entries, please record your entry.  There will not be a live session for these types of entry.


To enter into the Arts & Science competition, please follow this link:


Schedule for the day

9:30 am Zoom session opens for general hangout

10:00 Baronial Court

11:00 Session 1

12:00 Session 2

 1:00 Session 3

 1:30 People’s Choice Art and Science Competition voting closed 

 2:00 Session 4

 3:00 Session 5

 4:15 Closing Court and victors announced (Starts about 15min after last class)


Event Staff:

Rowen Killian

Ceridwen Killian

Bridget Lucia MacKenzie

Dafydd ap Tomas


Contact info for the event:

Gyldenholt Baronial Revel

We cordially invite one and all to a virtual revel this coming Sunday, July 26th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm, to celebrate the investiture of Jens and Ida, our new Baron and Baroness of Gyldenholt!
We miss seeing all of you in person and look forward to visiting with everyone! In celebration of the day, we welcome you to pour your favorite drink, pull up a chair and join in to share your favorite story, poem, and/or song about the fair lands of Gyldenholt and the glorious Kingdom of Caid! All Bards are welcome, please contact a host when you join the event to be placed on the performance list.  
The meeting will be hosted by THL Madelena Leonor Hidalgo, Their Excellencies Chief Lady in Waiting. Please contact her (Mayra M Dallape) or her co-host, Ceridwen Killian (Deborah Nelson-Shribman) if you have questions or need help with anything regarding the revel on Sunday. 
Topic: Gyldenholt Baronial Revel
Time: Jul 26, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 679 325 6748
Passcode: GylGather!

Gyldenholt Gathering! 1st & 3rd Thursdays

This Gathering is for us Gyldenholters to get together and discuss what we are doing to be medieval during this Time of Plague!

Let us welcome and orient the new folks to our Barony! Ask questions!
Baronial Officers or other Gyldenholters are encouraged to share what they are doing during quarantine! What projects are you working on?

Folks who do not play in our fair Barony are of course welcome to attend, but know we will want the focus of discussion to be about GYLDENHOLT! Hizzah!

These Gyldenholt Gatherings will be a 40 min Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. This does not conflict with the Royal Thursday and Gyldenholt Council on 2nd Thursday of the month.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 679 325 6748
Password: GylGather!


The Inaugural Meeting of Bards

The Barony of Gyldenholt is pleased to announce the inaugural meeting of
bards, both established and aspiring. And to kick it off, the Barony of
Dreiburgen has been good enough to invite us to share in their regular
monthly bardic circle on Zoom. This get-together will be held the 4th
Thursday of the month, July 23, 2020 starting at 6:30pm.  Come to sing, come to listen, come to inspire!

Event Zoom Info:

Unbelted Tournament – January 25, 2020

The time has come once again for the unbelted fighters of Caid to display their valor and artistic ability as they battle for the title of Unbelted Champion!

Site: Cedar Grove Park, 11385 Pioneer Rd, Tustin, CA 92782
Our annual Gyldenholt Unbelted Tournament will be held at Cedar Grove Park on Saturday, January 25th, 2019. The combat shall be single elimination, except that a second life may be gained by demonstration of a recent art or science project. Entries will be on display throughout the day. If you plan to take your entry into combat, please provide a photo and brief description of the piece for the display. Fighters with an arts entry will be given a token to be redeemed at the list table for a second life. There will also be a people’s choice arts and science competition, which will be open to all. A prize will be awarded to the Most Well-Rounded Fighter of the day. Entrants are encouraged to sign up at gate and enter all the contests throughout the day which are designed to not interfere with the fighting.

Donation Breakfast: There will be coffee and pastries available for all with a suggested donation of $3-4.

Donation Lunch: Upper Crust will once again host a donation lunch. This year your donation will go to support the West Coast Culinary Guild. Suggested Donation: $5

Registration information:  Adult Members: $10.00; Adult Nonmembers: $15.00. Students (16-22): $5.00. Children under 16 are guests of The Barony, but parents must still sign the minor waiver form or present a valid membership card. Please make checks payable to: SCA, Inc. Barony of Gyldenholt. 

Items of Importance: Cedar Grove is a dry site. Please plan to take your trash/recycling with you as this is required in our site contract.

Parking: Parking is extremely limited. We ask that the parking lot only be used for immediate loading and unloading and then for those with limited mobility. Day parking will be at Pioneer Middle School just around the Corner. Carpooling is highly recommended for this event.

Schedule of the Day:
7:00 am – Site opens.
8:00 am – General set-up.
9:00 am – Lists open.
10:00 am – Opening Court (at Their Majesty’s pleasure) followed by the Tournament.
4:00 pm – Closing Court.
6:00 pm – Site closes.

Event stewards: Lord Cellach mac Suibne (Tyler Simmons), Baron Rowen Killian, and Baroness Ceridwen Killian

Email: unbelted@sca-gy​

Directions: Take your preferred route to the I-5 freeway in Irvine and exit Tustin Ranch Rd. Make a left and travel 2.9 miles to Pioneer Way and make a left followed by an immediate right onto Pioneer Rd. Cedar Grove Park will be on your left.

Looking for a Deputy

The Gyldenholt Webwright is looking for a deputy to take over the position of Webwright at Gyldenholt Anniversary in June 2020. Please read the job description below and if you think this is you please email me at

Webwright Responsibilities

  • Manage Baronial Website
    • Plan, implement, manage, monitor and upgrade the Barony’s website.
    • Respond to and troubleshoot all website issues.
    • Identify and respond to all website security breaches.
    • Ensure that the website is protected by enabling the appropriate security measures.
    • Update backend services and plugins regularly.
    • Conduct content audits to eliminate redundant and/or duplicate information.
  • Manage Baronial Social Media
    • Approve and welcome new members to the Baronial Facebook group.
    • Remove any inappropriate content.
    • Maintain Facebook groups and events on the Baronial page
  • Manage Baronial Google Calendar
  • Manage Email Redirects
  • Ensure full compliance on the website and social media sites to Society and Kingdom standards.
  • Provide Quarterly reports to the Kingdom Webwright
  • Provide Monthly Reports to Baronial Seneschal

Webwright Requirements

  • General Knowledge and comfort using Web based systems. 
  • The ability to clearly communicate via email, phone, and in written reports.
  • Dependable email access, internet, and phone access.
  • Experience with Web based systems such as WordPress a plus.