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Seafarer's Celebration II

September 20, 2013 to September 22, 2013
Glymm Mere

Olympia, Tumwater & Lacey, WA

Autocrat: Tristan O'Shea device5719OP
  • Have you wanted to create a nautical persona within the SCA period, but could not find enough information?
  • Have you ever had questions about seafaring topics?
  • Join us for classes, games, heavy combat rapier, archery, revelry & much more!!
  • The all new Tournament of Deadly Sins will be an overlying contest!  You won't want to miss this!
  • Bardic competition, as well as a bawdy bardic & tablero tournament Saturday evening.
  • Seafarer's Celebration II is an event to celebrate the people of many different time periods and nationalities that made their livelihood on the waters of the world. Plenty of fun for everyone, all ages, seafaring or not! Games and activities for the powder monkeys (wee ones) as well.
  • Tons of classes ranging from food, games, warfare, historic nautical clothing, how to tell period nautical information from non, etc.
  • Feasting, fighting, learning, singing and socializing! What more could one ask for? So fire up your shanties, dust off your thrum cap, break out your ship's biscuits and meet us at Nix Ranch this year!
  • If you missed it last year do not miss it again. Come join all the action!

The Tournament of Deadly Sins

The tournament of sins will encompass a great many different contests and competitions with each affording points of specific nature (i.e. Lust, Wrath, Envy, etc)

It is meant to be a diversified set of contests to allow a final “Defender of the Deadly Sins” champion. Be it a group or an individual, we will have a winner/s with prizes for each contest as well as for the overall title!

When a competitor gains points during the event they can decide to keep the points for themselves or donate them to a group or household for the overall tournament. Donating points to a group will definitely give a greater advantage for the final win but there can be WAY more gloating if an individual wins the overall tournament. (See definition of pride in dictionary for example *grin*)

The competitions will be as follows:

Rapier (Pride Points):

Specialized rapier scenarios personifying pride. Bring your best garb to show off and show everyone how much better you are than your friends!

Bardic & Bawdy Bardic Contests (Lust Points):

A normal bardic in the early evening with a second bawdy phase for after hours will award Lust points for the winner/s. You do not have to compete in both but if you do and you win Lust points in each bardic you must choose which one you wish to use as you can only carry points from (i.e. the bardic you placed highest in would be assumed)

Siege Cooking & Brewing Contests (Gluttony Points):

ANY and ALL dishes/drink of the same contestant will be summed for their Gluttony total. So if the same person submits three brews AND three dishes, they can win ALL places and sum the total points. This way people who do not fight can still have a chance and it is worthwhile to have fighters branch out into other activities. Welcome to gluttony!

Archery (Envy Points):

Novelty shoots embodying Envy will encompass this contest.

Heavy Combat (Wrath Points):

Wrath points can go to most furious fighter, etc., etc.  Bring your armor and your battle frenzy!

Tablero Tournament (Sloth Points)

Winners of this classic SCA game will be awarded Sloth points to donate to their group.

1 and 30 Tournament (Greed Points)

This traditional card game will be the basis for the contest of Greed. Get out your cards and practice before the event!


Once all the contests are over all points may be donated to your house, ship, etc. and totaled. The group with the greatest total of points will be named “Defender of the Deadly Sins” champion and awarded appropriate prize/s.



Bob Nix Ranch: 220 Nix Rd, Chehalis, WA 98532

(See Below for Directions)



Event Schedule:


Friday                  10 am    Site Open for Merchants

12 pm    Site Open for Populace


Saturday              9 am       Rapier Inspection

10 am    Tournament of Pride (Rapier)

Family Activities Open

Rope Making Class

YAC Marshal Class

11 am    Tournament of Envy (Archery)

           Viking Food Class

           YAC Basic Training

           Decorate your own treasure chest (Kids, Limit 10)

12 pm    Armor Inspection

                                            Basic Knitting Class

Basic Protocol Class

                                            Lunch break for Family Activities

12:30     Tournament of Wrath (Heavy)

1 pm      Ship’s Biscuit / Hard Tack Class

Pirates & Privateers Class


                             1:30        Felt Ship Building (Kids, Limit 10)

2 pm      Siege Cooking

Tournament of Gluttony (Brewing / Cordial Judging)

Ship’s Weapons Class

                              2:30       Trade Route Scavenger Hunt (Kids, 3 Teams)


3 pm       Tournament of Greed (1 & 30 Game)

               Free Play or Coloring Sheets Available (Kids)

4 pm       Tournament of Gluttony (Siege Cooking Judging)

            Family Activities Clean-up & Close for the day

5 pm      Communal Dinner Court / Seafood Feast

7 pm      Tournament of Lust (Option #1 - Bardic)

                                            Tournament of Sloth (Tablero)

Following Bardic                Tournament of Lust (Option #2 - Bawdy Bardic)


Sunday                 3 pm      Site Closes


$15 for adult SCA members
$10 for those 11-17
Free for those 10 and Under

$10  Daytrip 

Family Cap is $50 (2 Adults and 2 Youths)

(Non Member Surcharge of US $5 applies to all adult non-members)


Event Steward:  HL Tristan O'Shea    (

Merchant Steward:  M'Lady Eilidh a Fiadhaich Coille   (



Site Info:
Name: Nix Ranch
220 Nix Road
Chehalis, WA 98532

Directions to Site:

Last Event's Directions :

The picturesque Nix Farm is conveniently located only 4 miles off I-5 exit 77 in Chehalis Washington. The large fields provide plenty of space for camping and cars are allowed to drive on the grass.
The site is primitive with limited shade and NO water available, so prepare accordingly.

Quiet hours are from 2AM to 8AM.
RV and handicap camping will be located near the central activities, no hookups are available. RV's may run their generators at any time.

Take I-5 to exit 77 in Chehalis, WA. Turn west onto Hwy
6 toward Pe Ell, go approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left on Hwy 603. Go
up hill. At approximately 1.7 miles turn right onto Nix RD. Rd. Go to end and follow one-way road to site.


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