If you did not want to participate in any of those, you could either pull up a chair in the shade to spectate, or try your hand at some of the more strategy- or game-based tournaments such as checkers, chess, and Dominion; there was also Munchkin, Monopoly, Risk and Jenga. For those who are more sneakily inclined, there was the Snatch tournament (trying to remove a favor from one's person without that person being aware you are doing so) and the innocuous Bookbinding tournament (you never know with this one).
Are you musically inclined? There were bardics around the campfires: Song, Poem, Story, and Open Talent. Do you like to quest? There were night-quests most every night. Do you play Magic? Yep, that was a tournament too! Maybe cooking is your thing? There was a Brewer's tourney, Campfire Chopped, and a Dessert tourney too as well. Gambling? Well, there were poker tournies for Stacked Deck points going on in addition to everything else!
But maybe you didn't want to do any tourneys at all. Fear not! There were vendors on site for your shopping pleasure, there was the Hula Girl Casino to accept your donations. There was ample time to just relax and catch up with friends, a swimming hole to help beat the heat, and a barbecue dinner on Saturday night prepared by a staff working hard to make you happy!
And of course, Saturday night. A League meeting, where event-goers were able to sample fine spirits and cigars (and were treated to the sight of Eldritch in a rather fancy toga) and a meeting of the Refined Ladies Society, where members provided an array of sumptuous cheeses, crackers, wines, desserts, and other fancies for everyone's snacking pleasure. And after that, you were free to play games in the tavern, walk about site visiting the different tenting areas, and simply socialize with your friends and acquaintances.
Sunday saw one of the main events - the Nation War Tourney. This tournament always draws a crowd! Many nations entered, both big and small, but only could emerge victorious. You weren't there this year? Then come next year to represent!
Really, what more could you ask for from an event? A diverse array of tournaments and activities to suit every palate, and a chance to hang out with people you may not have seen for a while? That, my friends, is what you missed if you did not go to Tournaments of Creathorne this year - so be sure to put it on your calendars for next year!
A list of some of the tournament winners follows below!
1- Aidan Penclaw; 2 - Garharz; 3- Amanda Lightfoot
1 - Zatarra; 2- Freesia; 3- Rawlin
1- Swoop & Pilpus; 2- Top Sail; 3- Jean-Baptiste and Syruss
1 - Axel; 2 -Rawlin; 3 - Lukida
Magic: The Gathering
1- Dresh; 2- Kirk; 3- Dygen; 4- Neil
1- Tazzia; 2- Sparrowsong, Zatarra, Meeble (three-way tie)
1- Arthas; 2- Artoia; 3- Sparrowsong; 4- Pilpus
1- Amanda Lightfoot; 2- Cara
1- Wren; 2- Pilpus; 3- Maizy; 4- Nova
1- Greb; 2- Tuilli; 3- Gordon
1- Arthas; 2- Alder Ragnarson
1- Rawlin; 2- Lako; 3- Aiden; 4- Guppy
1- Alder Ragnarson; 2- Zok'ken
Hobbit Hill Climb
1- Bart; 2- Vesper; 3- Bohis; 4- Osric
1- Wrath; 2- Saegan; 3- Shandar; 4- Drike
1- Wrath; 2- Shandar; 3- Osric; 4- Vuel
Single Short Limited
1- William; 2- Rillan; 3- Eldritch; 4- Celtrix
1- Slade; 2- Shandar; 3- Vex; 4- Rillan
Sword & Shield Limited
1- Shandar; 2- Rillan; 3- Will; 4-Sarix
Two-Handed (6'6) Limited
1- William; 2- Guilliam; 3- Eldritch; 4- Nazir
Great Weapon 8'
1- Shandar; 2- Wrath; 3- Vex; 4- Torolf
Sword & Marn
1- Shandar; 2- Drike; 3- Wrath; 4-Eldritch
Double Dinky Weapons
1-Shandar; 2- Eldritch; 3- William; 4- Saegan
Single Combatant Unlimited:
1- Shandar, 2- Rillan
Invictus A: Shandar, Wrath, William, Eldritch & Rillan
Invictus A: Shandar, Wrath, William.
Spirit and Steel:
1- Shandar & Kiira, 2- Temorse & Kaelkatar
1- Nazir; 2- Drike; 3-Mathies; 4-Vesper
Champions Grand Melee
1- Mathies; 2- Bart; 3- Saegan
1- Saegan; 2-Hanzo; 3-Mathies
1- Tuilli; 2- Guilliam; 3- Mathies
1- Vex; 2- Caspian; 3- Zoh'ken; 4- Nebikus
1- Isolde; 2- Sayeh
1- Saka; 2- Neko; 3- Sibyl; 4- Vesper
Nation War Tourney
1- Invictus; 2- Blackwood; 3- Neden