The Iberian Reception

Date(s) - 27/08/2022
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Lake Echo Recreation Centre


Event details

Let us rejoice! Now that the plague has abated sufficiently, we are able to welcome our doors and our arms to our Family from the Southern lands! We welcome Their Royal Majesties after much time spent traveling and exploring the trade routes.

We will be presenting all Ruantallan has to offer.  There will be an A&S display, a full day of martial activities, and much more.  As more activities are planned we will update this space.

Site Opens: 10:00 am
Site Closes: 9:00 pm

On site, please note smoking is only in the designated smoking area – a covered deck in the far side of the building. Real candles are allowed. It is a dry site so alcohol is not permitted. Remember to follow the CovidSafe rules from East Kingdom, including wearing a mask inside and proof of vaccination.
For any additional questions please reach out to the autocrats Lord Gaston and Lady Mawdlyn
10:00am – Gate open
10:30-11:30 – TRH Meet and Greet
10:45-11:30 – A&S display viewing and re-auths in the field
11:30-12:00 – Athena’s Thimble Panel
12:00-12:30 – Inspections for Martial tournament
12:30 – DAYBOARD
12:30-2:45 – Tournament in the field
1:30-2:00 – Archery Meeting
2:00-3:00 – Open Dance
3:00 – set up for court
3:45 – Court
6:45 – Feast with Entertainments
9:00 – Event end and clean up
the feast menu as prepared by Lady Rosaline
You may be very familiar with the modern tradition of serving food in the order of: Soup, Main Courses, Dessert- but did you know this sequence of dishes was established by the Muslims of Medieval Spain?
Take a culinary journey with us around 13th Century Iberia, as we enjoy the appetizers, dinners and desserts of the Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities that lived side-by-side during this fascinating period of history.
First Course (A selection of 13th Century Christian Cuisine)
Peixinhos de Horta (Tempura) – DF, V
Roasted Pork with Mozarabic Sauce – DF, GF
Blancmange – GF, DF, V option
Lesshes Fried in Lenton (Fruit Pie) – V
Second Course (A selection of 13th century Islamic Cuisine)
Zirbaja (Sweet and Sour chicken soup) – GF, DF
Mujabbana (Cheese Puffs) – V
Isfiriya (Lamb Burgers) served with walnuts and apples – GF, DF
An Assortment of Fruit – GF, DF, V
Third Course (A selection of 13th century Jewish Cuisine)
Stuffed “Eggplant” (Zucchini) – DF, V
Adafina (Stewed Beef) – GF, DF
Stuffed Chicken – GF, DF
Maqrut (Date Pastries) – DF, V

Event Location

Lake Echo Community Recreation Centre
3168 A, Nova Scotia Trunk 7
Lake Echo, NS  B3E 1B2
Google Map

Registration Fees

Adult (18 and over):  $25
Youth (13-17):  $12
Child (6-12):  $9
5 and Under:  Free
Family Cap:  $65

There will be a $5 Member Discount

*All prices are CDN*

Event Reservation Deadline:  August 20, 2022

Adult (18 and over):  $10
Youth (13-17):  $10
Child (6-12):  $6
5 and Under:  Free
Family Cap:  $95

*All prices are CDN*

Feast Reservation Deadline:  August 14, 2022

Make Checks Payable to: Barony of Ruantallan

*Please read the EK COVIDSafe Policy Here *

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Lord Gaston LeCordier / Alex MacDonald and Lady Mawdlyn Atwater / Laura Ripley
Mawdlyn’s contact info:

Send Reservations to:

Asleif Gylfisdottir at with the following info for everyone you are registering:
– Modern Name
– SCA Name
– Membership # and expiry date
– Dietary restrictions



August 27th there will be a Rattan and Fencing tournament in Ruantallan.
Between now and then we will be campaigning to attract as many visitors to our lands as possible so there will be a slight catch to the format for local fighters and fencers. We still hope ALL fighters of Ruantallan make it out to fight all visitors. This “tournament” is for you, to get as many visiting eyes on as many of you as possible.
To that end, I am putting up an adoption certificate for a Porpoise (Ruantallans populace badge) as incentive for visitors to win something unique.
Only visiting combatants to Ruantallan may fight for the right to henceforth call themself “Campeón de la marsopa” (Champion of the Porpoise) take home with them a symbolic certificate of adoption of a Porpoise.
The tournament format can most easily be described as “adult swim” but with points.
Each visiting entrant will be given a list/dance card/brochure of all the attending local combatants and all visiting entrants that submit their information 2 weeks prior to the tournament.
Entrants may seek out combatants not residing within their home region for 3-5 passes in rattan or fencing and check off that fighter on their card along with a few notes on that local combatant.
After the time allotted for the tournament is past, entrants will hand in their cards/brochures.
Winner of the tournament will be selected based on two factors.
1) How many combatants from outside of their home region or (500km/300 mile radius of their home) that they engaged with.
2) The quality of their constructive feedback.
Questions: What if most of the visitors are in Rattan armour, how can they have passes with fencers?
A: If an entrant is in heavy list armour and it is not practical to change into fencing gear to engage with fencers. They must witness the passes done of a particular fencer against another fencer.
So long as the “witness” is authorized in the format they are witnessing and they are focusing and engaging with the fencer enough to be able to provide feedback that could benefit the fencer. Only under these grounds can they mark that fencer off on their card and aquire a point.
Question: Will the dance cards/brochures be private?
A: No. Each local combatant will have the ability to read all of their feedback at a later time for a chance to better their prowess.
Question: Why only fight combats from outside of your home region or 500km/300 miles from your home?
A: The point of this tournament style is to give incentive for people from the far reaches of the kingdom to have passes with people they typically could not encounter to fight. We are looking to provide combat feedback to every fighter with fresh eyes. Particularly aiming to help those combatants who, for a very wide range of complex reasons, do not get to travel outside of their home areas/country to fight against other talented fighters and expand their skillset.
Two combatants from the same place can certainly fight each other but it is assumed that they have opportunities to do this on a regular basis with consistent beneficial feedback and, as such, they will not receive points for these fights.
Question: I would like to have my information included on the dance card/ brochure. Where do I send my info?
A: or FB messager to me personally. Include your SCA name, a brief biography (roughly 60 words max) and your highest level fighting award/ year received. A picture of yourself in your kit that you would like associated with your bio.
Yours In Service Gaston


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