The Caid Arts and Sciences Fair and Pentathlon is the Kingdom's Arts and Sciences event. Its primary objectives are to give the artisans of Caid an opportunity to showcase their abilities, and in the course of preparing the required documentation, learn learn more about SCA-period arts and sciences. Judging is done by comparing entries to an ideal, rather than pitting contestants against each other. Although it bestows no precedence, Pentathlon Champion is an honor that denotes an outstanding artisan.
- The first Champion, Éowyn Amberdrake, was announced on 01/12/1980 at Caid Twelfth Night by TRM Balin and Amsha
- From 1980 through 1986, competitions occurred throughout the year at Kingdom events.
- No Pentathlon was held in 1987.
- Beginning in 1988, the Pentathlon became its own weekend-long event.
- Became a bi-annual beginning with the 1993 competition, and after a brief hiatus, has occurred every other year since 1997.
- In 1995, a new "Team"-level track was added.
- The first "People's Choice" award was given at the 2013 Pentathlon.
In the early 1980s, Mistress Su of the Silver Horn fashioned a brass crescent-shaped medallion adorned with a malachite cabochon that was passed along for several years. Over the years, different tokens have been bestowed upon the A&S Pentathlon Champion.
Arts & Sciences Pentathlons
|01/12/1980||Caidan Twelfth Night 1980||Calafia||Éowyn Amberdrake|
|01/12/1981||Caidan Twelfth Night 1981||Gyldenholt||Neptha of Thebes|
|01/16/1982||Caid Twelfth Night 1982||Lyondemere||Natalya de Foix|
|01/15/1983||Caid Twelfth Night 1983||Lyondemere||Roana of Wyvernweald|
|01/14/1984||Caid Twelfth Night 1984||Lyondemere||Caedmon Gordon|
|01/12/1985||Caid Twelfth Night 1985||Calafia||Caedmon Gordon|
|01/11/1986||Caid 12th Night 1986||Altavia||Aurelia of Ashton|
|1987||No event held|
|10/15-16/1988||Kingdom Arts Fair & Pentathlon 1988||Lyondemere||Ilaria Veltri degli Ansari|
|11/04-05/1989||Pentathlon 1989||Heatherwyne||Daniel ben Abraham|
|10/06-07/1990||Pentathlon 1990||Heatherwyne||Evyennia Evangeline Koundourianis|
|10/05-06/1991||Pentathlon 1991||Raven of Heronsmarsh - 1st non-"Mainland" Caid winner|
|1992||No event held||Switch to bi-annual schedule|
|08/21-22/1993||Pentathlon 1993||Raven of Heronsmarsh|
|1994||No event held|
|1995||Pentathlon 1995||Individual Champion: Maria Theresa Ipeñarrieta|
Team Champion: Team Western Seas
|09/13-14/1997||Pentathlon 1997||Wintermist||Bérengère Marguerite Madeline d'Acre|
|08/14-15/1999||Pentathlon 1999||Individual Champion: Éowyn Amberdrake|
Team Champion: Savage Daughters of Starkhafn
|08/11-12/2001||Pentathlon 2001||Individual Champion: Fionnabhair Kyriath Inghean Uí Néill|
Team Champion: Team LyondemereResults Pentathlon 2001
|03/30/2003||Pentathlon 2003||Ceara ingen ui Chellaig|
|03/12-13/2005||Pentathlon-Arts & Sciences Fair 2005||Individual Champion: Caterine Barré de Venoix|
Team Champion: White Star
|03/24-25/2007||Pentathlon 2007||Individual Champion: Liudmila Vladimirova doch'|
Team Champion: House Atargatis
Results Pentathlon 2007
|04/25-26/2009||Pentathlon 2009||Individual Champion: Giuseppe Francesco da Borgia|
Team Champion: The Whole Hog of Damocles
Results Pentathlon 2009
|03/12-13/2011||Pentathlon 2011||Individual Champion: Derian le Breton|
Team Champion: Team Lyondemere
Results Pentathlon 2011
|03/09-10/2013||Pentathlon 2013||Individual Champion: Ciar ingen Daire|
Team Champion: Team Lyondemere
People's Choice Winner: Tobin Ripponwood
Results Pentathlon 2013
|03/14-15/2015||Pentathlon 2015||Al-Sahid||Individual Champion: Richenda Elizabeth Coffin|
Team Champion: Team Greater > formerly known as Greater Than: Michel Phillipe de Sarcey, Elspeth of Stillwater, Emmeline Dernelove, Rekon of Saaremaa, Elinor Assheycombe, Antonius Tesel and Sidney Luerann Damask
People's Choice Winner: Maeve Douglass
Results Pentathlon 2015
|2017||Pentathlon 2017||Al-Sahid||Individual Champion: Paul fitz Denis
Team Champion: Sørlige Nordlige Damer: Margeret Kerne, Lettice Blythe and Dagný Starkaðardóttir.
People's Choice Winner: Sir Niccolo d'Angelo
Results Pentathlon 2017
|2019||Pentathlon 2019||Al-Sahid||Individual Champion: Éowyn Amberdrake
Team Champion: Team Dreiburgen: Agnes Wurtman (team leader), Illuminada Eugenia de Guadalupe y Godoy, Mathias Hakonan and Irial mac Maoil Eoin
People's Choice Winner:
Results Pentathlon 2019
Delayed due to pandemic restrictions
|Wintermist||Individual Champion: Dýrfinna Valsdóttir
Team Champion: Team Dreiburgen: Agnes Wurtman (team leader), Ramvoldus Kröll and Geral de Reira
Youth winner: Charlie of Gyldenholt
People's Choice Winner: Sekhet Arsyna
|Events of Caid|
|Events: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s
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