Feast of Saint Michael (Pentamere)

Please join the Canton of Ealdnordwuda for the

Fiesta De San Miguel
Saturday 16 September A.S. 2023

The event (The Feast of Saint Michael) will be held at Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church at 6500
Amwood Dr, Lansing, MI 48911. (https://goo.gl/maps/A7jSHKwFS9eRn4Ed7)
Join us for tournaments, a brewing competition, feasting, and perhaps dance (maybe even some

Site opens at 9 AM and closes at 11 PM.
Site fee: Adults $10, children 6-17 $5.

There will be a lunch tavern.

Heavy Weapons Tournament:
The Pas d’Arms of St. Michael
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM – Authorizations and Inspections
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM – Pas d’Arms (see below for details)
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – List field open for pick-ups and challenges
4:00 PM – List Field CLOSED
The Tournament of St. Michael shall be a Pas d’Arms, a tournament in the grand manner of Late Middle Ages as described in the great books of tournament as written by Renee d’Anjou and others. The Tournament of the 13th-15th century was more than just a test of martial skill… it was a spectacle, and a stage to display all the virtues of the age of Chivalry. Our hope is to give participants and spectators a taste of that pageantry.
The Pas d’Arms of St. Michael shall consist of…
– Two teams (“Defenders” & “Challengers”)
– Grand Melee (single sword, counted blows)
– Conroi (teams of 4, fallen replaced by teammates until one team remains)
– Challenges (single combat, selected weapons styles)
– Final Grand Melee (as above)
“Winners” shall be determined by those present based on who has most greatly demonstrated the
Chivalric Virtues, by looking and acting the part of the “most gentle and virtuous knight” and serving as an example to others.

Art of Defence Tournament:
Two separate tournaments.
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Authorizations and Inspections
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Round Robin (details tbd)
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Lunch
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Swiss Five Bearpit
4:00 PM – List Closes

Brewing Competition:
Spanish-theme B&V entries are encouraged. Site is discreetly damp, and it is a Christian church, so be
sure to respect the established norms of public view.

The format will be *pretty* similar to the Interkingdom Brewing Guild scoring system
(http://www.greydragon.org/ikbg/judging_form.html )

The Feast!

Fiesta De San Miguel

The feast will be 14th Century Catalan by Mistress Dulcinea Maria Magdelena von Muhlberg y Aguilar
(Melody Faith), which in itself is a reason at attend. The recipes are being redacted from The Book of
Sent Sovi, Medieval Recipes of Catalonia, (Edited by Joan Santanach, translated by Robin Vogelzang,
Barcino-Tamesis, Barcelona/Woodbridge, 2014.) a cookbook from Catalan that was included in an early 15th century book with other 3 cooking treatises. In the earliest extant version there are references to an even earlier book. Versions continued to be published into the 16th century.

Feast cost $12

Contact for feast steward: [email protected], 517-412-7052

On the table:
Bunyols-Cheese Fritters.
Queso-Cheese: Semi Curado and Cardoon Rennet.
Frutas-apples, pears, peaches.
First Remove:
Mig-Raust-Half-roasted chicken, finished in a sauce with almond milk, warm spices, sugar and verjuice.
Menjar Blanc-White dish (Blancmange) made with almonds, ground rice and sugar.
Espinacs-Spinach fried in oil.

Second Remove-
Monterol-Pork stew with saffron and herbs.

Llentilles-Lentils with herbs.
Pastanagat-Carrot puree with bacon and cheese on the side.
Dessert Course
Crespelles-Fried dough.
Nous Confitts-Candied walnuts.
Confitts de Pell de Taronja-Candied orange peel.
Lemonade from homemade syrup, ice water, and hard cider.

Event steward THL Garth Brandon, [email protected]
For updates and other news regarding this event, please consult the groups facebook page.

This event will include:

  • Armored Combat
  • Rapier Combat
  • Arts and Sciences



Sep 16 2023


9:00 am - 11:00 pm




St Michael the Archangel Episcopal Church
6500 Amwood Dr, Lansing, MI 48911