Quest: We’re Going on a Pilgrimage

Submitted by webminister on Fri, 05/14/2021 - 03:21

Quest 2021 will be a combination of a Virtual Quest with trivia, Classes throughout the month of May, Team Projects, Make a Relic and Reliquary, building tabletop siege equipment, and a physical journey to significant waypoints on your personal Pilgrimage. Each Quest Station (listed below) is worth 5 points. Completion of each station must be documented (generally a photograph) on the BGL Facebook Group.

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Fighting Stations

Consort Quest RPG: Create a virtual champion and inspire them as a consort to compete in the challenges of the list for the right to lead the quest and any dangers that may lurk on the pilgrimage in this virtual RPG. Compete for the title of the Fairest or Most Handsome of the Lair!

Virtual Heavy Tournament will be run by Kojirou
Virtual Rapier Tournament will be run by Jaythynn

Relic and Reliquary

As you Quest, you will find a relic on your journey for enlightenment. Please collect this important item and place it in a reliquary worthy of the significance of your relic.

1.Each team find a sacred relic somewhere in your domicile. Perhaps, you’ve found the tooth of a saint, a prayer book of a sage, or the girdle of a warrior queen. Search the caverns of your closets, the catacombs in your garage, and the dark and fearsome sepulcher under the bed for your relic.

2.You must decorate a small wooden box, provided by the event staff, to protect and represent the nature of your relic. Your team will post a completed picture, or pictures, of the relic and reliquary to the BGL Facebook page.

3.Finally, your team will provide a description of the important relic contained within you artistic and stately reliquary. This is an opportunity for a grand and silly bardic performance as you tell the story about the discovery and significance of the relic as well as the symbolism and artistry used to create the reliquary.

Great shall be the tale you tell of the item’s namesake and how you discovered this sacredpiece of their history. With fervor and passion, you will share your sacred item.

Make a Pilgrim Guide

Each team will be provided a sealed bag of thread, fabric, trim, buttons or beads and faux fur. Each bag will contain similar items. The team will create a Guide to lead their Quest Team. Quest Points will be given to the team that:

-Utilizes the most items from the bag -Demonstrates skillful construction -Completes the most creative team mascot -Earns the Baron’s and Baroness’ Choice

Defending the Faith

During the spring of 1099, Christian armies advanced on Jerusalem. Pilgrims wishing to visit the Holy City of Jerusalem accompanied the Crusader Army. We now call this journey the First Crusade. The Crusades served a dual purpose, both as religious pilgrimages and military expeditions.

During their journey to Jerusalem, pilgrims saw the use of siege equipment. Your task will be to build a tabletop catapult and record a demonstration of your weapon’s ability to (successfully) hit a target.

This website provides some ideas to construct your catapult:

The Pilgrimage

Each team will journey in their four-wheeled internal horsepower wagons to seek out the Waymarkers on their pilgrimage.

On the day of Quest, Zalkuubar will post six riddles to the Barony of Gryphon’s Lair Facebook site. Each riddle will describe an item to include in a photograph with your questing team that will document a waypoint on your pilgrimage. It is highly probable that clues to these waypoints are in the newsletter’s written and pictorial content.


  • Making Pilgrim Badges
  • Pilgrimage stops on the Way to Canterbury
  • Making a Pilgrim’s Bag


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