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Founding Revel

February 07, 2015

Vancouver, WA

Autocrat: Khulan

Ivon and Hlutwige, Lord and Lady Stromgard invite one and all to a day of competition, fun and feasting! There will be armored, rapier and games tournaments as well as a fierce and unique competition to determine Stromgard's StormMaker (Arts & Sciences Champion).

There will be various snacks served mid-afternoon to stave off the low blood sugar beast and the served feast will be inspired by 16th Century German recipies.

Please be prepared for the weather!  This will be an indoor/outdoor event. 

StormMaker Tournament

Ivon and Hlutwige, Lord and Lady Stromgard herewith invite all artisans to vie for the honour of being named their StormMaker, Champion of the Arts and Sciences of the Barony of Stromgard at Founding Revel, February 7 (2015) in the Barony of Stromgard (Clark and Skamania Cos, WA). Those wishing to compete for this title must inform Their Excellencies no later than An Tir 12th Night (2015) and submit a Letter of Intent to Their Excellencies at morning court at the event.

General Expectations of Champions;
Champions must swear fealty to the Coronet.
Champions will serve for one year. Requirements and acceptability are set by the Coronet.
The champion is expected to protect the Coronet and members of the populace at events.
The champion is responsible for working with the Steward of the champion’s event to arrange for the tournament to choose his or her successor. The format of the tournament should be approved by the Coronet.
The champion should strive to encourage participation within the Barony in their field.
The Champion may display the regalia of their position.

Each competitor will be required to research and document two (2) complete and distinct entries plus an entry to be created on site the day of the tournament (see “Mystery Box” below).
Competitors will be required to make a fire using flint and steel. We recommend competitors procure a set of flint and steel with which to practice prior to the tournament. A place for competitors to make their fire, various tinders, wood and charcoal will be provided. (page 82)

Now, there is the matter of the third entry;

Competitors are allowed to have one person who will serve as advisor/assistant/helper. Each competitor will be given a “Mystery Box” filled with various items (all Mystery Boxes will have identical contents). The competitor and their advisor will have 10 minutes to work out a plan for the entry based on the contents of the Mystery Box. There will be at least six areas from the arts and sciences to choose from. Once competitors have made a decision, they and their advisors will visit the “sideboard” for five minutes. Competitors and their advisor may trade item for item from the Mystery Box to the sideboard for needed/wanted items. Competitors may also trade item for item with each other.

Time is up! Competitors and their advisors will have three hours to create the third entry using the items in the Mystery Box and the fire the competitor must build.
If you feel you have what it takes to be Stromgard’s Champion, to be the StormMaker, wear the cloak, display your work, prove your skill; then send your intent to:
Ivon Baron Stromgard (Gerald Barber
Hlutwige Baroness Stromgard (Lois Hale
StormMaker Renard le Fox of Berwick (Randy Wagner

Do it! Do it now! You know you want to.


The Basket Auction

All good gentles are invited to donate a basket of desirable items to add to the auction.  

The proceeds from which go to the Baronial Travel Fund.


Households or a group of friends could put together a basket.  

Each person in the group could donate something into the basket.

Perhaps with a theme.

Items for a beginning fighter (duct tape, tool etc.), beginning weaver (card loom, cards etc.).

While almost anything of use is welcome, here are some other suggestions:


Service item "coupon" such as babysitting, Sewing help, patterning

Basket lunch/picnic


Medieval children's toys

Feasting items

Project supplies

The Feast!

Greetings all!  We are excited to have you join us for Founding Revel this year and look forward to seeing each of you there.  Below is the feast menu.  

Please review the menu and plan accordingly with your feast gear.  Dishes will not be provided.  Suggested items include plates, flatware, napkins, bowls for stew and something to drink both hot and cold beverages from.  

No dishwashing area will be available. A space to rinse your feast gear and bags to take them home in will be provided.  Be prepared to remove any trash you create (bottles, containers, etc..)

This menu is subject to update at the cook's whim

Founding Revel 2015 Feast Menu


Herbed farmers cheese, butter, honey butter and various crackers

Pickled vegetables

Dried fruit and nuts

Second Course

Rabbit Stew

Brown Bread

Roast portions of chicken

Marinated beet salat (beets, walnuts, crumbled cheese)

Third Course

Roast Pork with a grape pudding (texture like applesauce but made with grapes)

Pickled cabbage

Baked barley

Brown bread


Krumkake with whipped cream and apricot preserves

Rice flour cake (for those with gluten intolerance)

Birthday cake (to celebrate with friends and family various natal days)

Beverages available throughout the day




Juice for kids only

Spiced cider will be available at feast time

Key General Populace Family Activities
StormMaker Competition Combat Tournaments

7:00 Site Setup begins Staff Only
8:00 Site open to contestants
9:00 Site opens to populace
9:30 Invocation court
Welcome, Acceptance of Sergeantry Candidates, Acceptance of Arts and Sciences Letters of intent, Announcements
Arts and Sciences lists open Upstairs
Arts and Sciences StormMaker Tournament Begins Downstairs
10:00 Round 1 StormMaker Tournament presentations begin Downstairs
10:00 - 12:00 Family activities Upstairs
10:20 - 10:30 Round 1 StormMaker Tournament ends Downstairs
10:30-10:45 Arts and Sciences break Downstairs
10:45 Round 2 StormMaker Tournament presentations Downstairs
11:00 Armor inspection Outdoors in the designated area
Family scavenger hunt TBA
11:05-11:20 Round 2 StormMaker Tournament ends Downstairs
11:20 - 12:00 StormMaker Tournament Break Downstairs
11:45 Armored tournament begins Outdoors in the designated area
Rapier tournament begins Outdoors in the designated area
Basket Auction begins Downstairs
12:00 Round 3 StormMaker Tournament receipt of boxes Downstairs
12:00 - 12:30 StormMaker Tournament Contestants go through boxes, plan and trade Downstairs
12:30 StormMaker Tournament Lighting of fires and begin round 3 Outdoors in the designated area
2:00 Games Tournament Begins Upstairs
2:00 - 4:00 Family activities Upstairs
2:30 Afternoon snacks Downstairs
3:00 Armored and Rapier Tournaments end Outdoors in the designated area
3:30 StormMaker Tournament Round 3 Preparation time complete Outside
3:45 - 4:05 Round 3 StormMaker Tournament presentations At the contestants fires
4:05 - 4:35 StormMaker Tournament Judges deliberation TBA
4:00 - 5:00 Active family activities TBA
5:00 Games Tournament Ends Upstairs
5:30 Court Upstairs
6:30 Feast begins Downstairs
7:00 Basket Auction winners announced Downstairs
9:00 Feast ends
Cleanup begins All the Places
10:00 Site Closes All the Places


This site is a dry site, so please remember, no alcohol permitted in the building.

Site: Washington Grange, 7701 NE Ward Road, Vancouver, WA 98674. Site opens Saturday, 9 am, and closes at 10 pm.  Opening Court will be at 9:30 AM


Site fee: Adults $5.00 (+$5 non-member surcharge for adults), youths and children under age 18 are free. 

Feast fee: Adults $10.00, under 18 $5.00.

Make checks payable to SCA, Inc.- Barony of Stromgard.

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and/or mention on: that you will be attending the event.  Thank you!

Event Steward: Khulan (Elizabeth Hester) 630-962-1620

Site Info:
Name: Washington Grange Hall (No. 82)
7701 NE Ward Rd.
Vancouver, WA 98682

Directions to Site:

From the North: I-5 South to I-205 South, exit 32, left on NE Padden Pkwy, 3.2 mi., right on NE 137th Ave., .4 mi., turn left on NE 76th St. .6 mi., cross NE Ward Rd. the site will be on your left.

From the South: I-5 North to Exit 2 - 39th St. / WA-500 E. follow signs for WA-500 E, continue 5.2 mi., turn right on Fourth Plain, look for signs for Camas, 1.6 mi. left on NE Ward Rd., .4 mi., turn right on NE 76th St. the Grange is immediately on your left.

From the South: I-205 North to Exit 30A-30B-30C for WA-500 E./NE Gher Rd. / NE 112th Ave., merge onto WA-500 E. .7 mi., turn right onto NE Fourth Plain Rd. look for signs to Camas, 1.6 mi., turn left on Ward Rd., .4 mi., turn right on NE 76th St. the Grange is immediately on your left.

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