Winter War

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Organized by the Shire of Trinovantia Nova in Ealdormere, the Winter War tourney is a large event, usually held in March, and is commonly regarded as the first "big" event of the year in Ealdormere. Organized primarily as a melee tournament, Winter War attracts many households which specialize in melee combat, such as House Blacksword and House Rozakii. The event, now in its seventh year, also features boffer and rapier combat, as well as a large merchant's area.

Because it is a melee tournament, many fighters regard Winter War as an opportunity to fight in a less chivalrous manner than is customary in the SCA, which has caused controversy in the past. A number of respected fighters therefore avoid the lists at this event, owing to Winter War's record of injuries.

After the lists are closed, Winter War hosts a court and a feast. Traditionally, the Kings of Ealdormere save many awards to Trinovantians until Winter War, since it is the one event that every Trinovantian is likely to attend.

Winter War is a damp event, with beer and cider available for purchase at feast.

The Shire of Trinovantia Nova is currently searching for a new venue for the event, as it has outgrown the current location in Woodstock, Ontario.