We came, we saw, we pillaged!
Vikings, warriors and shield maidens of all ages dressed up and enjoyed a beautiful South African summer’s day experiencing old Viking traditions (and some new ones) at Rusty Hook on the West Rand.
From tug-of-war to Kubb to a Viking quiz, fancy dress competitions and deciding the most majestic Viking beard – guests were treated to a market full of Viking themed crafts and goodies. Floki’s boat yard was open for business as aspiring boat-builders tried their luck at floating their boats on the dam.
The ale and mead flowed freely as The Dahogrian Empire entertained with battles throughout the day.
New highlights included Custard the Albino Reticulated Python and her friends from Dami’s Exotics, which was an absolute fan favourite on the day and FenrisWulf, who entertained the crowds with their Viking Metal music, bringing a real sense of camaraderie to the event.
All in aid of sending the the Juggerknights to Spain in April, to represent South Africa in the Full Contact Medieval Combat World Championships, the Alter Egos team (with the help of very generous sponsors and the enthusiastic public) raised just short of R35 000.00 to send our team overseas. Unfortunately, due to the current world crisis and multiple travel bans, the championships have been put on hold. The fighters will keep the money safe until a new opportunity arises.
Due to the overwhelming response to this event, A Viking Thing will become a bi-annual adventure and we look forward to pillaging with you again soon!
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