Many of you know the Shire of Vulpine Reach's very own crazy viking, Thorarinn Grjotgardhsson. He is our resident blacksmith and mead maker extraordinaire and an integral part of both our shire & this kingdom. Recently, Thorarinn has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. As many of you know Thorarinn is a fighter and he has determined that he is going to win this, his most important battle yet.
To that end, many friends of Thorarinn in Vulpine Reach have stepped up to offer fundraising opportunities to benefit Thorarinn and his family during this time. The Honorable Lady Juliana de Florey will be tossing on an apron and hosting a fundraiser lunch at the fighting field during the afternoon. More details will be available on site.
We have also opened the field for two benefit tournaments, Thorarinn's Hammer (rapier) and Thorarinn's Anvil (heavy), to be held in the afternoon following the main tourneys. Each will be a single elimination shotgun-style tourney and is open to all with an entry fee of $10.00. Competitors can buy up to four additional re-entries for $5.00 each.
The winning competitor in each tourney will earn a fabulous prize, each made possible by donations from friends of Thorarinn and gracious artisans. The winner of the heavy tourney will be directed to Don Njall Olaf Hagerson and Hagerson Forge to design his/her very own one-of-a-kind, custom knife valued at $200.00! The prize for the rapier tournament will be announced shortly.
Come ready to eat, ready to fight, and ready to show your love and support for our big crazy viking, Thorarinn.
mka Avery W. Krouse
(All fundraising events held at Tourney of the Foxes are sponsored and funded by friends of Thorarinn Grjotgardhsson and are not official activities of the Shire of Vulpine Reach.)