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Tir Righ August Investiture

August 22, 2014 to August 24, 2014

Nanaimo,Campbell River,Courtenay,Port Alberni, BC

Autocrat: Cunegonda

The Shire of Hartwood invites the populace to gather, celebrate, and bear witness as Prince Savaric and Princess Dalla invest their heirs, Tanist Kerrigan and ban-Tanist Lenora.

Compete for the honour of Scorer of Tir Righ, or Scourge of Tir Righ!

More information will be provided in the weeks to come.


NOTE: ALL YOUTH ARE FREE. The Principality has elected to participate with the Kingdom in a trial of new family pricing. This is different than what is published in the Crier.

  • Adults: $25 ($5 discount with proof of membership)
  • Youth & Children (18 and under): Free
  • Merchanting: An additional $5 for table space

There is no day fee available. Please make all cheques payable to 'SCA - Shire of Hartwood'.


  • Staff Set up begins Thursday.
  • Merchant Set up begins Friday, noon.
  • General Set up begins Friday, 3pm.
  • General tear down should be finished by Sunday, 5pm.
  • There is potable water on site.
  • Bathrooms will be a combination of flush and portables for convenience.
  • There will be an on-site dumpster available for garbage. 
  • Above-ground braziers may be permitted, dependant on fire bans. We are expecting a total fire ban.
  • There are two shower stalls available.
  • There will be limited RV space available. We are looking into getting electric hookup, but there will be no grey water dumping.
  • Dogs are absolutely welcome, but must be on-leash and under control at all times. Owners must pick up after their dogs; bags will be available at gate.
  • There will be horses on site. The owners request visitors refrain from feeding the horses.

Stewarding Team:

  • Steward: Lady Cunegonda of Hartwood --
  • Co-Steward, Merchants: Archos Aline de Seez --
  • MiC: Ser Kheron
  • Assistant MiC: Azemar --
  • TAM MiC: Master John MacAndrew
  • Raplier MiC: Monseigneur Mathieu Chaudeau de Montblanc
  • Equestrian: Lady Symonne du Bois --
  • Dean: HL Doireann Dechti --
  • Co-Dean: Lady Sarra Venetrix
  • Gate: Mistress Halima al Rakkasa
  • Dayfood: HL Elizabeth Chatfeld, Dayfood Coordinator
  • Family Activities: Lady Ava al-'Aliyyah al-Shiraziyyah




12:00 Site Opens


9:00 - 10:00 Laurel Meeting

9:00 - 12:00 Classes: Natural Dyes, Part 1

9:30 - 11:30 Classes: Chivalry & Etiquette

10:00 - 11:00 Pelican Meeting

10:00 - 11:30 Lists Open/Close for Scourge/Scorer Championships, Armour Inspection

10:00 - 11:30 Youth Activities

10:30 - 11:30 Classes: Introduction to Dance

10:30 - 4:00 Largess Competition

11:00 - 11:30 Chivalry Meeting

11:30 - 12:00 BREAK

12:00 - 12:30 Opening Court/Invocation of Lists for both Championships

12:30 - 1:30 LOVE Meeting

12:30 - 1:30 Classes: Introduction to Wood Carving

12:30 - 3:00 Scourge Championship

12:30 - 4:00 Equestrian

1:00 - 2:00 Scribal drop-in

1:00 - 4:00 Classes: Natural Dyes, Part 2

1:30 - 3:00 Youth Activities

2:00 - 4:00 Scorer Championship

2:00 - 4:00 Scribal: Charter Layout and Design

3:00 - 4:00 Classes: Introduction to Combat

4:00 - 5:00 BREAK

5:00 - 6:30 Final Court of Savaric & Dalla

6:30 - 7:00 Investiture of Kerrigan & Lenora/First Court

8:30 - 9:30 Bardic


9:00 - 9:30 Financial Meeting

9:30 - 10:30 Curia

9:30 - 10:30 Lists Open/Close for Squires/Rapier Tourney, Armour Inspection

10:30 - 11:30 Classes: Introduction to Rapier

10:30 - 11:30 Classes: Introduction to Games in the SCA

10:30 - 12:30 Squires Tourney/Knight's Invitational

10:30 - 12:30 Rapier Tourney/White Scarf Invitational

11:30 - 12:30 Scribal: Basic Knotwork - Plotting and Squiggles

1:00 - 1:30 Closing Court

5:00 Site Closes


Guild meetings will be added soon.



More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Scourge of Tir Righ
The Armoured Champion of Tir Righ

Scorer of Tir Righ
The Target Archery Champion of Tir Righ

No crossbows shall be allowed in the competition, handbows only. 
Ties - a tie on either of the qualifying shoots will result in the shoot being re-shot with the two tied archers.

Shoot 1 - variant of the Society Seasonal Archery Competition

For this slots shoot, the competition consists of three targets each representing a different slot: the “vertical” slot, the “cross arm” slot, and the “off-set” slot. Competitors will have 4 shots at each target.

Winner of this shoot proceeds to the final.

Shoot 2 - Knight shoot

For this shoot, the competition consists of 6 shots of a combat arrow at a wooden Knight.  If you do not have access to combat arrows, there will be a limited number available.  If you have combat arrows, it is requested that you bring them and be willing to loan them to any who may need them.

Winner of this shoot proceeds to the final.

Final Shoot to be announced on site.

Squire Tourney/Knights Invitational
Format TBA

Rapier Tourney/White Scarf Invitational
Format TBA

Mix of Six

The theme for Investiture is 'Toys and Games'. Competitors are invited to present one or more sets of six themed or identical toys suitable for children, or simply the young at heart.



9:00am to 12pm (part one) - break - 1:00 to 4:00pm (part two)

Introduction To Natural Dyes
Instructor: His Lordship Topher MacKenzie
6 hours
Class Fee $20
Minimum 4 students/Maximum 10 students
Students need to bring 12 skeins of white or light coloured wool approx 10 yards each, Apron, Gloves, labels and water proof markers.  One 100gr/3.5oz. ball of wool will be enough to make the 12 small skeins.

Students will get an introduction to three natural dyes, (Woad, cochineal, and turmeric) dyeing four skeins in each dye pot , achieving different results with the use of mordants or additives.

We will walk through premordanting the wool for better adherence of the dyes.  Preparation of the dyes through various methods such as grinding, chopping and cooking the dye baths. Finally an after bath that will once again offer a different colour from the the rest.

Woad was the source of the dye in Europe since Neolithic times, and it appears that the plant was introduced into Europe for this sole purpose at the same time as farming spread from the Middle East.
Cochineal was introduced from Mexico to Europe following the Spanish expedition to Mexico in 1518
Turmeric is probably best known for its spicy flavor and the bold yellow color it gives to curry. Along with coloring foods, it has been used as a dye for both skin and clothing

9:30am to 11:30am

Chivalry & Etiquette
Instructor: Baroness Letitia Talbot
2 hours
No Class Fee
Minimum 1 student/Maximum 10 students

This class is intended to assist the student to participate more appropriately in the Current Middle Ages. Discussed will be the SCA general behaviour including how to behave in the presence of royalty, and terms of address. 

10:30am to 11:30am

Introduction To Dance
Instructor: Lady Athelina Grey
1 hour
No Class Fee
Minimum 5 students/Maximum 20 students
Students need to bring feet and ears.
Why dance? What was it for and why do we do it? What sorts of dances were for what occasion?

Conventions of Dance. How to hold hands, the girl is always right, unless they're improper. Be gracious and kind.

Court Dances - the Pavanne step and how to make it not terribly boring. (I kid you - it's just boring.)

Dancing in a line or circle - A Bransle (usually Baron's Bransle, possibly another if I feel like it). We can step from side to side!

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Introduction To Wood Carving 
Instructor: His Lordship Kjartan Kraka
1 hour
No class fee
Minimum 1 student/Maximum 2 students

Students will learn the basics of wood carving by carving a spoon.  Introduction to knife technique and basic safety.

2:00 to 4:00

Charter Layout and Design
Instructor: Viscountess Thora Golvik
2 Hours
Fee: $2
Min/Max: 1/10

Ever wondered who makes those beautiful scroll designs? This class will give people information on how to do charter blanks for awards, including what things to include and what to avoid.

3:00pm to 4:00pm

Introduction To Armoured Combat
Instructor: Lord Dmitrii Ivanavitch
1 hour
No class fee
Minimum 2 students/Maximum 10 students

- learn about necessary equipment, safety, and training; 
- understand the role of the marshal (equipment and how marshals interact with fighters);
 - understand the protocol for the observer; 
- be introduce to the concept of chivalry on the field; 
- recognize modes of combat (tourney VS war, etc.).


10:30am to 11:30am

Introduction To Games In the SCA
Instructor: Lady Athelina Grey
1 hour
Class fee $3, provides students with paper game boards, and glass game tokens.
Minumum 3 students/Maximum 8 students
Students should wear shoes appropriate for outside

Board games:
1. Fox and Geese (maybe with a couple variations?)
2. Nine Men's Morris
3. Tablero

Active games:
Two of:

Introduction To Rapier
Instructor: Baroness Letitia Talbot
1 hour
No Class Fee
Minimum 2 students/Maximum 10 students

- Overview of how the rapier came to be;
- learn about necessary equipment and safety 
- learn the basics of the blade;
- understand the role of the marshal (equipment and how marshals interact with fighters);
- basic overview of the different masters/countries
- learn basic stances.

11:30am to 12:30pm

Basic Knotwork - Plotting and Squiggles
Instructor: Lady Athelina Grey
1 Hour
Minimum 1 Student/Maximum 8 students
Students should bring pecils with erasers

Learn how to plot out basic knotwork patterns. Follow some simple rules and your knots will always meet up. Great for drawing borders.

Other Activities: 


There will be an equestrian demo after court, and possibly a pat-the-pony meet and greet for children afterwards.

Children & Youth Activities

Morning activities include: Colouring, Bookmark making & Folded Paper Castles. In the afternoon there will be Large castle making and mini catapults. In addition there is a small playground on site.


There will be a drop-in Scribal session, as well as two scribal classes -- one on Charter Design, and one on Basic Knotwork.


An informal gathering, themed on Comedy. A bawdy song, a funny story, or an entertaining performance... come and laugh with us.

Guild Meetings

Several groups will be having show and tells, or open meetings. Though not a Guild, TUTR will meet to discuss progress and TUTR's future. The Jewellers, Book Arts and Embellishers will all have a presence, schedule TBA. Have a guild you'd like to recruit for? Have a guild IDEA you'd like to establish? Let me know, and we'll try to fit you in!


Inn Chaos will be providing Dayfood for Investiture. Though the menu is subject to change if certain foods become unavailable, here is what to expect:


Coffee - $1 small $2 medium $3 large
Tea - $2
Hot Chocolate - $2 
Pop - $1
Juice - $1
Water - $1


Assorted snacks will be available at all meals. They will include cookies, granola bars and freezies, which will be available from $.50 to $2 each.

Saturday Breakfast: 8:30 to 10:00 am

Pancakes - $1 each
Ham - $1/slice
Sausage - $1 each
Instant oatmeal - $1.50
Large Muffin - $2
Small Muffin - $1
Boiled Egg - $1
Assorted Fruit - $1

Saturday Lunch: 11:00am to 12 noon

Smokie - $3
Lentil, Rice and Vegetable Salad (Vegan/ Gluten Free) - $ 2.50
Chicken, Vegetable and Barley Soup - $3
Bun - $1
Ham - $1/slice
Cheese - $1/slice
Vegies and Dip - $1.50
Boiled Eggs - $1
Assorted Fruit - $1
Assorted Desserts - $2

Saturday Supper: 4:00 to 5:00pm

Any food left from lunch will also be available at the same price for supper.
Beef and Vegetable Stew (Gluten Free) - $5
Vegetable Stew with Chickpeas (Vegan and Gluten Free) - $4
Assorted Desserts - $2

Sunday Breakfast: 8:30 to 9:30 am

If there is any food left from Saturday, it will be available at the same price. 
Pancakes - $ 1 each
Ham - $1/slice
Sausage - $1 each
Instant oatmeal - $1.50
Boiled Egg - $1
Assorted Fruit - $1


Sharon Hubbard Arts

Sharon has many beautiful carvings in wood, silk painted scarves, and colourful paintings.


Mistress Alicia's Pewter Castings
Mistress Alicia’s pewter pieces are truly a work of art!


House Blue Dog

Famous for their wood and textile artistry, now with more naalbinding needles! And looms... and sprang...


Steelbash Armoury
Steelbash Armoury makes primarily quality custom helms but is able to manufacture any armour. Torso arms legs and accessories, you name it, they'll make it.


Lady Freydis's Weavings

Pouches and Weavings. Lovelly work!


Lady Eona's Fresh Fruits and Vegetable

We may even have a Lord Zoran, with his exquisite art!


Hotel and Accomodations:

If you aren't camping with us, it's advised you book your room immediately. Many of the local motels are already full. 

Skylite Motel in Parksville may have a few rooms available still -- $109/night.
Qualicum Bay Resort has four suites available, ranging from $79-$129/night, but require you to pay your first night in advaince. 
Lighthouse Motel has three rooms remaining: a queen, a queen + futon, and 1 double, from $80 - $145/night
A search on can lead to some Bed and Breakfasts in the area. 

Site Info:
Name: Qualicum Bay Lions Club
280 Lions Way
Qualicum Bay, BC V9K 2C3

Directions to Site:

From Nanaimo:

Travel north along the Old Island Highway (19A), passing through Qualicum Beach. Continue north for another 15 km, then turn left onto Lions Way. (There will be a sign advertising various community groups, including the Lions Club.) Signs will be available to guide parking.

If travelling along the Inland Island Highway (19), connect to the Old Highway by turning right onto Horn Lake Road (signs for Horn Lake/Qualicum Bay/Bowser), left onto the Old Island Highway (19), and in 2 km turn left onto Lions Way.

From Courtenay:

Travel south along the Old Island Highway (19A), passing through Bowser. In 5.7 km turn right onto Lions Way. (There will be a sign advertising various community groups, including the Lions Club.) Signs will be available to guide parking.

If travelling along the Inland Island Highway (19), connect to the Old Highway by turning left onto Cook Creek Road (signs for Deep Bay/Bowser), then right onto the Old Island Highway (19A). Travel south for 11.5 km, then turn right onto Lions Way.

From Port Alberni:

Travel north along the Inland Island Highway (19). After about 14km, turn Right onto Horn Lake Road (signs for Horn Lake/Qualicum Bay/Bowser), then left onto the Old Island Highway (19A). In 2 km turn left onto Lions Way. (There will be a sign advertising various community groups, including the Lions Club.) Signs will be available to guide parking.

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