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Unknown Artist. Minstrels with a Rebec & a Lute.
13th c. Manasseh Codex. El Escorial, Madrid. Public domain in the US

Are you getting ready for the flytes at Bardic Bedlam this weekend? A flyte
is a challenge to try something you might otherwise not have tried! We’ve
all agreed to be silly, so no one has to worry about looking silly. No
judging, no winners, and no need to worry about whether something is “good
enough.” Everyone gets a prize/token. Jump in with both feet, because the
goal is always to have fun.
There are six different flytes:
*Worth Your Salt*
(Mistress Dorcas Whitecap) To be “worth one’s salt” is to be worthy of
one’s pay. As the coin of the bard is words, payment is due to others in
word-fame. Perform a piece in praise of another. Praise their deeds,
virtues or any quality you would like in whatever form pleases you. Salt
references optional, but encouraged.
*Bring Out Your Bagpipes*
(Lady Elaisse de Garrigues) Any performance including a musical instrument,
whether you’re treating us to a sackbut solo or using a drum to add spice
to a story.
*Response Songs, Retort Songs, or Songs from the Other Side*
(Lady Ximena Echeberria) Like Maldon & At The Battle of Maldon, Raven
Banner & Brian Boru, or Do Virgins Taste Better & The Dragon’s Retort. New
& original work will always be appreciated, but not required.
*Haiku Toasts*
(Their Excellencies Lonely Tower,Augustin & Aleit) We wish to challenge the
bards to make toasts in honor of any individual, whether royal or not,
whether bard or not, or whether it be a general type of person, perhaps
bard, artist, newbie, fighter, and the like. These toasts shall be made in
the traditional form of haiku!
*Calontir History*
(Mistress Katriana op den Dijk) Share a song or story, about or from,
Calontir’s history. It can be something you put together (like Dolan with
his”Pavel Gets Hurt” saga) or something created by someone else (like the
Pict Song popular in our rebel days).
*Some of Dulcibella’s Favorite Things*
(Lady Dulcibella de Chateaurien) Present a written work or performance
created on or before the day of the event that incorporates at least three
things from this list of seven of my favorite things:
a mermaid
a heart
a sonnet (They don’t necessarily have to write a sonnet. They can just
mention one in their work.)
a quill pen
a cat

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