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 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:

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.

Gyldenholt History Project: How to make a Submission! i.e. Fill the empty basket!

Hello Gyldenholt!!
We need some PHOTOS & some STUFF for the Baronial History display for the Caid 40th Anniversary Event!

The Plan:

We’re doing this YE OLDE SCIENCE FAIRE STYLE! I’ll be making a collage of your digital submissions, printing it out on a standing tri-fold poster board and lavishly draping a table with all your physical fabric and metal and wood submissions! If i get photocopies of stuff, I can have a ring-binder to display it so folks can browse. If we can make it work, Sigbiorn Sigmundarson will be donating a laptop running a looped series of additional photos and video clips.


I am accepting:

Physical objects in person at Council April 12, May 10th and June 14th.
Digital things via Dropbox. Deadline for digital is June 6th. Sigbiorn helped me set up a Dropbox..
Cut and paste this link to make submissions to our Dropbox.


Write me at with questions
Dropbox Rules: Deadline for digital is June 6th. You don’t need to create an account, it will just ask you for a name that it will include with the photos. It also needs an email, but that won’t be visible to anyone else and again, it doesn’t sign you up for any services or apps. Please use your Society Name. If you want to tell me what the photos ARE, please name the files or shoot me a message with the story! Please take note that things you place in Dropbox will be visible to others ( which they would be anyhow eventually once they’re on the poster!!) and possibly also downloaded as well.

What I’m looking for:

  • Physical Stuff – Anything wooden, fabric, metal or thick glass! Examples: Old shields, esp things with your arms/badge! early garb projects, early or current pieces of work you would like to display. Consider doing a ‘Before and after” that captures your improvement! Also accepted are PHOTOCOPIES of photos or scrolls, etc. No original documents, please. Nothing larger than a piece of paper. I’ll be able to display these in an 8.5 X 11 inch binder with plastic sleeves. Get it to me at COUNCIL on APRIL 12, MAY 10, JUNE 14th.
  • Digital stuff to go into the Dropbox – Digital PHOTOS of events, artwork, people- esp BEFORE and AFTERS and ANNUAL Sequences– capture different years of Fighter practice or Guard, your kid growing up, you hair going gray, your encampment improving, your embroidery getting way better!
  • Text files and pdfs– with quotes & quips! Poems you’ve written? Headlines from the best Gyldenholt newsletter even? I’m looking for a few lines that I can include with the photos. I will have a story prompt that I’ll put out separately for longer things…
  • Scanned up images of your SCROLLS!! Old newsletters, covers of TI, anything. SCANNED PHOTOS.
  • Video clips– not sure if i can make these work, but let’s try! Siggy has offered up an old laptop from work and I think I can get it to run a montage of photos and videos.

Things I am not accepting for this project:

No hard copies of photos or original documents . The two I have already I can scan up- but I’m worried to loose things or have them blow away. But see above how to get help scanning them up! Please don’t submit anything too precious to leave on a table in the gym at Victorville. I won’t be able to bring the display up personally, so I don’t want to ask anyone else to take that risk on for me.
Thanks guys!! I’m hoping you’ll have fun seeing each other’s stuff in the Dropbox as we go!
Fb message me or write me at

Gyldenholt Privy Schedule

Lady Emmeline has taken charge of the Privy Volunteers this year and would like you to sign up for any available shift using the tool below. (note this will take you to a website outside of