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Baroness' Inspirational Tournament

November 14, 2015
Lions Gate

Vancouver, BC

Autocrat: Arianna Freemont




Autocrat: Lord Caius Marcius Scipio


Site: Shannon Hall - 6050 176th St, Surrey, BC V3S 4E7, Canada

Hall opens at 9am and will event will close at 11:59pm.



Come join Their Excellencies Uillium and Caitrina for a day of fun and festivities.


Heavy and Rapier Tourneys, Gerhard’s Riposte and Youth Combat. Games tables will be open, a great opportunity to learn something new and have fun playing with friends. There will be TUTR classes scheduled during the day thanks to Baroness Margaret (schedule coming soon) If you’re interested in teaching a class please contact her. We’re also having a Super Six largess contest, with all entries going to the Barony of Lions Gate. There will once again be a Heraldry consultation table open! We also have merchants coming to display their wares, so set aside some time for shopping. For those interested in merchanting, please contact Edward Wulfingus at


In the evening we will have a potluck feast so bring a dish to share as well as a tavern in the hall hosted by our very own Clan MacAndrew.  There will be music and dancing and Bardic games late into the evening, see the Bardic contest info below! So come join us all for a wonderful day and evening of merriment.



Event Schedule   (Subject to Change)



09:00am                   Site Opens

09:30am                   Opening Court

10:00am                   TUTR classes begin
10:00am                   Rapier Armour Inspection

10:30am                   Baroness' Rapier Tournament begins in Alice McKay

Gerhard's Riposte follows immediately after

11:30am                   Heavy Armour Inspection
12:00pm                   Baronesses’ Heavy Tournament begins in Alice McKay

2:00pm                     YAC- youth armoured combat in Alice McKay

3:00pm                     Court of TEs Uillium and Caitrina

4:00pm                     Court of THs Vikingr and Lishinia

4:30pm                     Court of HRMs Havordh

6:00pm                     Potluck Feast directly after Court

6:00pm                     Tavern opens

6:15pm                     Bardic games begin during potluck

7:00pm                     Dance

11:30pm                   Cleanup
11:59pm                   Site Closes



Baroness' Heavy Tourney - This tourney is open to any fighter who is not a member of the Order of Chivalry. Each entrant should bring a prize for the prize table and after the tourney each entrant will walk away with a prize.


Baroness' Rapier Tourney - Open to all rapier fighters. Format will be determined by Rapier MiC depending on number of entrants.


Gerhard's Riposte Rapier Tourney - This tourney is open to any rapier fighter who is not authorized or has been authorized for less than a year. Entrants should have a more experienced patron to sponsor them into the tourney.


Youth Armoured Combat - Youth Armored Combat or YAC, is the youth version of the adult heavy combat program. An opportunity for our younger fighters to show their prowess!


Super Six Largess Contest – All entrants will create 6 items based on a theme that is suitable for largesse, ie 6 needlebooks, 6 game boards, 6 pouches, 6 socks would not be suitable as they are only 3 pairs. Items need not be documentable as this is not an A & S competition but period materials are appreciated. Please make sure all items are tagged with your name and area. The winner of the contest is the person with the most beads in their entry cup. The winner gets to select one item from each of the other competitors, so 8 entries means 7 prizes. There will also be a prize for Baroness' Choice :)



Bardic Games – Bardic Games – Theme Love/Inspiration You will need a TEAM of 3 bards of varying skill: Brave New Bard – 0-2 Years competing in bardic. Experienced Entertainer – 2-5 years competing in bardic. Grizzled GreyHair (Because I don’t have a beard...) – 5+ years competing in bardic There will be 4 events: 1) Brave New Bards perform any piece of their choosing 2) Experienced Entertainers perform a piece in theme of love/inspiration 3) Grizzled GreyHair performs period piece – 1 bonus pt. if it’s on the theme of love/inspiration 4) Round of Filks – A random topic will be chosen by the audience (or Royal). As a team you have 15-20 minutes to rewrite any round so it is about that topic. Audience are the judges. All participants will receive a thank you token, the winners will get slightly nicer ones. If you have any questions contact our Bardic Arts Officer HL Brynja Kortsdottir at


University of Tir Righ (TUTR) Classes


Here is the list for classes offered at Baroness' Inspirational Tourney, November 14 at Shannon Hall, Cloverdale, Surrey. Pre-registration is required for some classes, you can pre-register by contacting Margaret at


10 am –11 am


How to Have Horses at Your Event

Instructor: HL Briana nic h'Eusaidh

Time: 10 am –11 am

Cost: $1.50

Maximum number of students: 20


Description: Learn the ins and outs of having horses at your event, including how to find an EqMarshal, what horses require in terms of space, and insurance, timeframes and safety parameters. It's not as hard as you think to add this incredible element to YOUR event!


10 am –12


Basic Arrow Construction for Target Archery

Instructor: HL Delwyn verch Ynyr

Time: 10 am –noon

Cost: $3.50

Maximum number of students: 10  6 spaces available


Description: This course is for the basics of making wooden arrows used within the SCA. Topics will cover all the essentials from finding theright shafts for you, to determining spine, grain and weight of your arrows. Students will also learn how to fletch, add nocks and tips and seal arrows to extended useand life and what some of the recommended materials are for such construction.By the end, they should expect to come away with a working knowledge on how to make their first set of arrows.

Students should bring: Pen and paper for note taking.


Achievement Unlocked! Heraldic Achievement Customs in the Kingdom of An Tir

Instructor: Magistrar Uilliam mac Fearchair mhic Gillie Aindrias

Time: 10 am -12

Cost: $1.50

Maximum number of students: 10


Description: A discussion and explanation of heraldic achievements, and the fiddly bits people get to add when they receive awards.


“A Long Time Ago, in a Kingdom Far, Far Away...” An Introduction to Storytelling in the SCA

Instructor: THL Wulfstan Hrafnsson

Time: 10 am -12

Cost: $2.50

Maximum number of students: 8


Description: Age requirement: 12 and up.

We will talk about the nature of story and some of its roles in period cultures, and briefly survey the major theories of story transmission and preservation over the last century. We will look at how to choose a good story for SCA performance, practice methods, and some considerations on delivery. We will also look at how to compose an original story suitable for the SCA, and how to get your audience

to help when you're caught unawares and onstage like a bard-in-the-headlights.

Students will have opportunities to share stories with the class and will be encouraged to perform at this-and upcoming events.

Students should bring: pen or pencil and a story, joke, fairy tale or other scrap of narrative to share. It need not be original or period, nor perfectly memorized.


Introduction to Rectangular Patterns

Instructor: Archos Morweena

Time: 10 am -12

Cost: $1.00

Maximum number of students: 6


Description: What is rectangular construction and how can I use it to make the garment I want? Rectangular construction is a very simple and efficient method for drafting tunics and gowns as well as the basic shape for more complex body blocks. In this class we will discuss how to use rectangular construction to draft your garments and if time permits start a draft for a tunic based on your measurements.

Students should bring: note taking materials, images of garments they want to know how to draft, graph paper and measuring tape.


Celtic Knotwork

Instructor : Master John Macandrew

Time: 10 am -12


Maximum number of students: 10


Description: This class is designed for non-artists (like me) to understand how to draw Celtic Knotwork. The system we will use, based on the book by Ian Bains, will allow us to understand the basics and then increase the complexity of the knots we draw based onour own skill levels.

Students should bring: Pencils, graph paper (if possible)


The Period Archer

Instructor: Baron James Wolfden, OGGS

Time: 10 am -12


Maximum number of students: 6  2 spaces available

Description: This course is designed to help create a more authentic medieval archer both on and off the archery range. We will look at the appropriate archery tackle for your archery persona and look at the role of the archer in different cultures represented in the SCA. If you have not decided on a persona yet but want to have an archer persona, this will help in presenting options but it is not a persona development class.


12 –3 pm


**FULL**  Silk Banner Painting "Getting Your Heraldry On"  **FULL**

Instructor: Archos Aline de Seez

Time:12 –3 pm

Cost: $10.50

Maximum number of students: 8 FULL

Description: Have you ever wanted to have one of those fluttery banners, bravely flying over your encampment? But painting silk seems so very scary. Well in my quest to have people "Get their Heraldry On" I am offering a simple introduction to painting silk. We will also cover period banners.

Students should bring a simple design to paint approx 8"x8". (Not too detailed). If you have a devicethen perhaps bring one element of it to use. We will be painting a 10"x10" silk square. (I will besupplying the silk, dyes and resists for you to use) If you have water colour brushes (or fine pointedbrushes) then please bring them.

Students should bring: please bring an 8x8 image or badge, water colour brushes.


1 pm –2 pm


Introduction to Cartridge Pleates ( hands on)

Instructor: Mistress Desiree Chirastella

Time:1 pm –2 pm

Cost: $0.50 see note*

Maximum number of students: 6


Description: During this class we will learn how to do Cartridge Pleates in a hands on application. We will do at least two sizes of pleates and set our sample onto a waist band.We will talk about how to estimate fabric requirements for garb.

I will also show pictures of Cartridge pleats in portraits.Note*:I can also build a class kit containing the required elements at a cost of $5 each.

Students should bring: Scissors; a fabric sample,about 2 meters long and 16 inches wide (ex: wool or brocade)4 large needles like darning needles and

embroidery floss to match theirfabric, Top stitching thread.


1 pm –3 pm


Making and Repairing Combat Arrows and Bolts




Instructor: Don John Warrick Draker (Warwick Drakkar)

Time: 1 pm –3 pm

Cost $15.50

Maximum number of students: 10 4 spaces available

Pre-register by contacting Margaret at


Description: Combat Arrow or Bolt making and repairing. I will supply all materials. Students will walk away with 2 completed arrows/bolts and the knowledge of how to make and repair arrowsand

bolts. I will also have parts available for sale so they can go home and make more.

Students should bring: Scissors or exacto knife. If you want special/odd coloured tape for the head or APD I suggest you bring it. We have standard colours.


The Constant Battle Against Non-professionalism; Warfare in the Middle-ages

Instructor: HL Garet Doiron

Time: 1 pm –3 pm

Cost: $0.50

Maximum number of students: 8


Description: Being in the main a description of medieval battles and warfare, concentrating on the rise (and decline) of a professional body of soldiers.

Students should bring: Materials for taking notes.


Norse Poetry Forms Workshop

Instructor: HL Briana nic h'Eusaidh

Time: 1 pm -3pm

Cost: $3.50

Maximum number of students: 10


Description: Students will learn about Norse poetry and it's place in the culture of the meadhall; the evolution of five forms from basic to more complex, and will be challenged to work an original poem or two through these forms. They will also gain an understanding ofthe forms of metre and alliteration that make an original sound more authentic, and how to edit their work to better fit a Norse poetical


Cost includes five page handout

Students should bring: writing implement, paper, willingness to accept creative and constructive critical input on original poetry. NO PREVIOUS POETRY EXP REQ.


Charter Painting 101

Instructor: Mistress Sionann in Ui Fhlaithbhertaig

Time: 1 pm –3 pm

Cost: $4.50

Maximum number of students: 10


Description: This class is for the beginner or those interested in learning how charter painting works. In it we will learn the basics of painting tools, paint application, colour theory, colour mixing to achieve certain difficult colours, and introduction to whitework and similar decorative techniques. We will be painting samplers in class so be prepared for that. Bring your paints, brushes, etc with you if you have them. If not, there will be tools and paints for lending in class. Students will receive an extensive colour handout with colour theory, recipes, and examples of whitework to take home.

Students should bring: paints, brushes, etc. if you have them. Pen, pencil for notes.


**FULL** Introduction to Tablet Weaving **FULL**

Instructor: Archos Morweena

Time: 1 pm –3 pm

Cost: $1.00

Maximum number of students: 4


Description: Ever look at trims and belts and wish you could make your own?

In this class will will discuss the "woven in" method of basic tablet weaving and then try our hand ata sample using a basic loom.We will also briefly discuss types of looms and how to get started at home. Yarn, tablets and a "loom" will be provided for students use.

Students should bring: scissors, note taking materials.


...Except When It's Not.” Blackwork Embroidery for the Absolute Beginner (Beginner'sBlackwork)

Instructor: THL Elspeth Selwode

Time: 1 pm –3 pm


Maximum number of students: 6  3 spaces available


Description: Age requirement: 10 and up.Have you ever admired the lovely blackwork embroidery on garments or in portraits, but thought it was beyond your abilities? Can you thread a needle? Count to two? Then you're in luck! The basics of the beautiful yet simple embroidery technique can be picked up

in this two hour class, and you will walk out with a project in progress that you can complete and is suitable for a favour, largesse, or inspiration for future pieces.

Students should bring: scissors and a small embroidery hoop if they have one (instructor will have a limited amount of both). Please bring a pen for note-taking. All other materials will be provided.


Embroidery 101 to 401

Instructor: Baroness Margaret Hamilton of Stirlingshire

Time: 1 pm –3 pm


Maximum number of students: 6

Description: You already know some stitches, you've done a project or two, but you can see areas you can improve or you need guidance on how you can create a project with a clean finish and pleasing details. This class starts with designing your piece, preparing your fabricand design for embroidering,

and finishes with helpful tips and techniques to elevate your product. A class handout is included in the cost. If students have spare linen and embroidery floss and needles to practise with please bring them. As well bring paper and pencil or pen for sketching and note taking.


Reminder: Pre-register by contacting Margaret at


In service,Baroness Margaret Hamilton of Stirlingshire


Potluck Dinner - by mundane last name


A-F - Bread and Cheese

G-L - Side Dishes/Vegetables

M-S - Main Dishes

T-Z - Desserts/Fruit


Site fee


Adult $15 – Non-member surcharge $5 – No fee for youth/children 18 and under.



Event Stewards:


HL Arianna Freemont  604-866-8591.

Lord Caius Marcius Scipio  or 604-497-0424


Site Info:

Name: Shannon Hall & Alice McKay Building
6050A 176th Street
Surrey, BC V3S 4E7




From the Pacific Highway Border crossing:


Exit Canada Customs Entry point

Drive north on hwy 15 (also known as 176th street)

Continue north on hwy 15 until you reach 60th Avenue

Turn Right on 60th Avenue ( At 7 Eleven)

Turn left into Gate 2


From Abbotsford, Chilliwack and points east:


Drive west on Hwy 1 ( Trans Canada)

Exit Hwy 1 at 200th Street exit

Drive South on 200th Street un

Site Info:
Name: Shannon Hall & Alice McKay Building
6050A 176th Street
Surrey, BC V3S 4E7

Directions to Site:


Event's Directions:

Site: Shannon Hall - 6050 176th St, Surrey, BC V3S 4E7, Canada

Hall opens at 9am and will event will close at 11:59pm.


From the Pacific Highway Border crossing:


Exit Canada Customs Entry point

Drive north on hwy 15 (also known as 176th street)

Continue north on hwy 15 until you reach 60th Avenue

Turn Right on 60th Avenue ( At 7 Eleven)

Turn left into Gate 2


From Abbotsford, Chilliwack and points east:


Drive west on Hwy 1 ( Trans Canada)

Exit Hwy 1 at 200th Street exit

Drive South on 200th Street until you reach 64th Avenue

Turn right on 64th Avenue

Stay on 64th Avenue until your Reach Gate 8


From Richmond:


Drive South on Hwy 99 until you reach Hwy 91

Exit Hwy 99 at Hwy 91

Drive on Hwy 91 until you reach 56th Ave

Exit on 56th Avenue ( Hwy 10)

Drive East on Hwy 10 until you reach Hwy 15

Turn Left on hwy 15 ( 176th Street)

Drive North on Hwy 15 until you reach 60th Avenue

Turn Right on 60th Avenue (7 Eleven)

Turn left into gate 2


From Vancouver – Via Port Mann Bridge:


Head east on Highway 1 over the Port Mann Bridge.

Exit right onto 176th Street (Highway 15).

Head south on 176th until you get to the Cloverdale Fair Grounds.

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