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Honey War

June 13, 2014 to June 15, 2014
Glymm Mere

Olympia, Tumwater & Lacey, WA

Autocrat: Serena Zane device6114OP

Honey War

June 13th 14th, 2014

Once again the nefarious Barony to the North has made off with our precious honey after taking offense at a most innocent comment made by our beloved Baroness.  This cannot be born once more! WAR! Come support the noble Barony of Glymm Mere from the tyrannical actions of the barbarians of Blatha an Oir this June 13th – 14th.


Located at:

Griffinwood Stables

8710 US Hwy 101 NW, Olympia, WA 98502

Directions:   Take I-5 to Hwy 101. Turn toward Shelton.  Continue, the site will be on your right just after Steamboat Island.

Friday June 13, 2014 –

10:00am - Gate Opens for Merchants

12:00pm - Gate Opens

4:00pm – Equestrian Authorizations

7:00pm: Twilight Tourney – Heavy  “Come on! Show me your stinger!”

12:00am: Gate closes – people can still come on site, but please check in when gate opens in the morning

Saturday June 14, 2014 –

(Throughout the day, there will be various family activities beginning at Family Activity Point, including a Honey Hunt for the kids that will garner the winner’s barony a war point)

8:00am: Gate Opens for Saturday

8:30am: Equestrian Authorizations

9am: Arts & Sciences Village opens – (this will include displays from our local artisans, and an opportunity for artisans to hang out and get to know one another. 

Those wishing to participate in the two A & S Competitions (The Dirty Dozen & Show Me the Honey) will have a designated area in which to set up, and will need to have their items in place before noon for judging.  Judging will happen between Noon and 4:30pm.

A & S Competitors must include one of the following elements in their entries: Honey and/or the production of (wax, honey, bees, flowers, flight, etc.)

A Roving Bardic Competition will have the bards buzzing around. The competitors will need to pick up their entry sheets in the A & S village throughout the day, and return them by 4:30pm. The competitors will have their sheets signed by each person they perform for, you may only perform once for each signature then move on. How productive a Worker Bee are you?

There will be an open bardic stage area in the A&S Village for bards that wish to perform.

Game Competitions will be run all day at the A&S Village and there will be a Kub tourney.

9:30am – Heavy Inspection

10:00am – Opening Court with Champion’s Exhibition to include: Thrown Weapons, Archery, Heavy, & Bardic Champions! Come out, support your Baronies and see these talented individuals compete for their Barony’s war points!

10:30am – The Swarm! Five Man War Band Tourney

11:00am – War – Heavy Scenarios – Each point will be given to the side that wins each scenario. There will be five scenarios to be announced at a later date.

11:00am – Range for archery/thrown weapons opens

11:15am – Archery Championship

11:30am – Hit the Hive Thrown Weapons Novelty Shoot (This will last until you are tired or until 1:00pm, whichever comes first)

11:30am – Kub Competition! (Lasts until 4:30pm at which point the winner shall be determined by highest score)

12:00pm – Nap

12:00pm – 2:00pm - Honey War Siege Cooking Competition -  "Your castle is under siege, your larder is bereft of stores, it is time for ... The Honey War Siege Cooking Contest!  The gory details are as follows.  We provide the basket of mystery with ingredients that must be used.  You provide the protein source - if you so desire.   (Mayhap all meat, even the rats - so good grilled, has been consumed.)  Additionally, you, in writing, declare up to 15 cooking ingredients you may use over three rounds along with your mystery ingredients to create a dish or dishes to tempt the palate and please the eye. Please pre-register your intent to compete so we may acquire an adequate amount of mystery ingredients, we would hate to have to provide you with the chicken feet from the freezer."

These will be three rounds, each must be cooked at the designated “siege cooking area” near the Baronial Pavillion thus evening the playing field in the Culinary Eric. Set up for your cooking station my begin at 10am. There will be a referee present to ensure all rules are followed.

1:30pm – Rapier Armor Inspection

2:00pm – War – Rapier Scenarios

1:15pm – Thrown Weapons Championship

1:30pm – Equestrian Championship

1:00pm – Brewing Competitions  There will be separate competitions for brewing & cordials 1pt each

3:00pm – The Honeyed Tongue Competition – Are you able to spout flowery prose at a moment’s notice? Do honeyed words of a complimentary nature drip from your tongue foresoothly? If so, join us at this time for the Honeyed Tongue Competition and put your skills to the test!

4:00pm – All judging forms and tokens to be turned in for tally no later than this time!

4:30pm – Evening Court

6:30pm – Peace Feast

7:00pm – Family friendly bardic

8:30pm – Honeyed Bard Competition

10:00pm – Bawdy Bardic – we would kindly ask that the families at this time would take their children back to their camps as some of the content at this point might assail their precious little ears.

Sunday June 15, 2014 –


11:00am – Wacky Tacky Water War (super soakers, noodles, etc. NO WATER BALLOONS!) weather permitting

3:00pm – Site Closes

Heavy Scenarios

Scenario #1: [Bard tells how the Baron of Glymm Mere had been abducted by the War Band of Blatha an Oir and, in retaliation, Glymm Mere’s War band had taken Blatha an Oir’s Baron. Both Barons are under the influence of honey intoxication, thus are not able to run] the objective is for an army to liberate their perspective Baron. This is achieved by bringing their Baron back to their side of the field to the res point. Archery and thrown weapons. No time limit. 3 resurrections. Scenario worth one point.


Scenario #2: [Bard tells of how the two armies meet on the borderlands] Open field battle three resurrections. Archery, thrown weapons and siege weapons. No time limit. Scenario worth one point.

Scenario #3: [Bard tells of how army which won first scenario invades other barony; defenders try to stop them at a bridge]. Bridge battle. No time limit. Archery and thrown weapons. 2 resurrections. Winner is whoever holds the mid-point of the bridge for five minutes. Scenario worth one point.

Scenario #4: [Bard tells of how army which won bridge battle scenario pushes other side back to their fortress. After a lengthy siege, and with supplies running low, attackers try to take fortress by force]. Capture the flag. Winner of Bridge battle attacking; other side defending. Archery and thrown weapons, siege weapons. Attacking army has 3 resurrections. Defenders 0 res. Fifteen minute time limit. Scenario worth two points.

Scenario #5: [Bard tells of how one army has won the day, but fighting continues chaotically over loot]. Grand Melee; everyone versus everyone, wounds follow you from fight to fight, and last fighter standing wins. No Archery or thrown weapons. No resurrections. Scenario worth no points, but prize for winning fighter.


Rapier Scenarios

1.     Grand Melee for a warm up. No RBG’s         no points.

2.     Open Field Battle with RBG’s                        1 point

3.     Ship Battle with RBG’s                                   1 point

4.     Burning Deck Battle    with RBG’s                 1 point

5.     3 on 3 melee/tourney - no RBG’s                    1 point

6.     Dice Battle - no RBG’s                                    no points

7.     Steal the Keg Battle - no RBG’s, timed           1 point


Merchant List

Kate the Candelmaker - candles, fantasy novels

Redwolf - pewter pins, circlets, brooches

Silverthorne Crafts - chainmail goods

Blackened Buzzard - bits and bobs (garage sale merchant)

Love Medusa Crafts - wire elf ears, necklaces, and bracelets

Edward the Smith - blacksmith

Dark Ages Games/Bits & Pieces - period games, toys, wood tankards, jewelry

Gyl of White Moors 

The Norse Gypsy Forge - chainmaille jewelry, drinking horns, misc. garb, bells

The Cat and Candle - jewelry, flower crowns, girdle belts, childrens' hennins, coifs, veils, liripipe hoods, circlets

The Bladed Needle Shoppe - eclectic medieval supplies and tailored clothing
Wild Wild Wolf - readings/psychic/tarot

Life's Mystical Journey - crystals, leather journals, chalices, pendulums, incense

Thistle Hollow - handspun yarn, fibers for spinning, card weaving supplies, drop spindles, etc

Diagon Allie/Barbarian Treasures - teas, herbs, oils, spells, jewelry, toys, soap, leather goods, etc.

Prose and Steel - weapons, daggers, leather



Pre-registration is available and ends June 1st. Please download the form and send it to: The Barony of Glymm Mere PO BOX 1442 Olympia, Wa 98507-1442

Pre-reg form:

Site Fees:

Adults camping: $20

Youth 11-17: $10

10 and under: free

Family cap: $60, not including NMS.

Day trip fee: $10.00 + NMS

NMS applies to this event.

Again - checks payable to "Barony of Glymm Mere-SCA,Inc." Send to: PO BOX 1442 Olympia, Wa 98507-1442

If you would like a camping space reserved please contact our site coordinator Lady Eleanor Stanhope at: 

Merchants please contact Lady Kate the CandelMaker at:

Gold key will be available on site.

Site Rules:

RV camping will be available, no hookups. If you have an RV, you MUST camp in the designated RV area, there will be NO exceptions. There will be trailer parking.

Equestrian - stalls are available for rent at $20 for the weekend. You must provide your own stall bedding and feed. First come first serve. If the stalls are all taken, please make sure to provide your own fencing in the equestrian area. If you do not have this, you may be turned away at gate. Thanks. If pre-regging, please indicate on the form that you will need a stall, and add the additional monies to your check. Thank you.

No pets unless service animal. This is a request by the site owner and must be followed. (There may be a few exceptions may be given depending on your situation.)

No smoking unless in your private encampment.

There is a stream on site, use at your own risk.

Please keep fires small and 16” of the ground.

There are two bridges on site, please be responsible and careful when crossing. Foot traffic only please.

Potable water is available on site.

Events Team

·         Event Steward: HL Serena Zane (Kerrie Biehl)

·         Co-Event Stewards: HL Rosamund Winder (Racheal McSweeney) HL Kolfinna Narabringer (Carrie Soderquist)

·         Merchant Steward: Lady Kate the Candelmaker  (Kate Collins)

·         Gate: Master Erik

·         Site Coordinator: Lady Eleanor Stanhope (Keegan Wallace) 

·         Rapier MIC:  HL Klus Hebenstraub der Hess (Rob Evan)

·         Co-rapier marshal:  HL William Richard Drake (Gary Biehl Jr.)

·         Culinary: Lord Gy Darke (Sean Wolfe)

·         Co-culinary: Lady Rosalinda Beatriz de Carrasco (Shari Carrasco)

·         Hydration: Baroness Elsbeth & team (Beth Park)

·         Heavy MIC: HL Volk the Grey (Chuck Preston)

·         Co-MIC: HL Dunstan M’Lolane (Dustin)

·         Arts & Science Village: Disa (Andrea Harding) & Elizabeth Phillps

·         Archery MIC:  Master Gryphon the Black

·         Brewing Master: Ciran Wallace (Cory Cardwell)


Equestrian Marshal: HL Ivan Contact info:

Site Info:
Name: Griffinwood Stables
8710 US Highway 101 NW
Olympia, WA 98502

Directions to Site:

Directions:   Take I-5 to Hwy 101. Turn toward Shelton.  Continue, the site will be on your right just after Steamboat Island exit, and Holiday Drive.

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