Lions Gate once again defends herself from the encroaching hordes
The Lions of the elder brother and the Sea Wolves of the younger
have roared at each other across the waves, and now it's time to
settle things for another year!
Come one, come all to The Grene
May, to help decide the winner of this friendliest little war!
There will be Bridge, Woods and Field battles; a new fighter's
tourney; New Comer's and Old WarHorse's Bardic Circles; Equestrian,
including Mounted Archery; a Siege Cooking contest; Dancing by
Torchlight; conviviality and camaraderie can only be seen in such
excellent frenemies as these two Baronies!
Gate for adults (19 years or older as of the date of the event)
be $30.00, with a $5.00 discount for those with a valid SCA
membership for the entire weekend. Day fee for any one of the days
will be $20.00, with a $5.00 discount for those with a valid SCA
membership. Any youth or children are free (and as such, there is
no family cap for the event). Our apologies for this, but with
rising costs comes rising prices. We have endeavored to keep
pricing as low as possible.
And so, here are the war points, to determine the victor this
1. Armoured (three scenarios)
Scenario the First
"Where-so-ever the Barony marshals its forces, there shall the
champions be in the fore..."
It shall be a champions battle, the format being the best of three,
with wounds maintained until death. A double kill (or in the rare
chance of both champions losing both arms each) will be re fought,
and will not be counted as a victory for either champion, but will
reset the maintained wounds. Should either side not have their
Baronial Heavy Combat Champion in attendance, the Baron of that
Barony may select another as a champion for that day only. The
battle shall be fought in full view of both armies, with a sixty
yard distance from each army to the fight.
Scenario the Second:
To commence immediately upon the victory declared in the champion's
battle (and by immediately, the moment a victor is declared, the
horn will sound for the scenario lay-on). The defeated champion may
not take part in the first scenario of this battle (having fallen,
they are expected to stay decently dead in place or clear the
This will be a three field push battle. The first battle (and
middle field) will be fought on a bridge (the Baron Ming Memorial
Bridge), and the flanking battles on open field. The battles will
be to the death in each case, and will continue until one side (or
the other) is driven weeping from their open field, and a victor
may be declared. There will be a ten minute pause between battles,
in order to water the combatants, and conduct a very rapid
inspection of gleaned missiles. Combat archery and siege are in
play (should either side wish to bring siege weapons to the field,
please contact the MIC prior to the event). No gleaning of combat
archery or siege missiles is to take place during the battles, only
during the breaks. Combat archers are allowed to "Sit out" a battle
in order to inspect missiles if they so choose. Thrown weapons may
be gleaned and re-utilized by any combatant who is equipped to do
so. Death from Behind will NOT be utilized during the bridge
battle, although Dead on the Ground will be. Death from Behind and
Dead on the Ground will be utilized as conventions on the open
field battles. IF I am able to locate some cheap hay, we will have
a castle battle as well (making it a five field battle). This is
not likely, however.
After the completion of this scenario, a fifteen minute break will
be allowed, to inspect missiles for re-use, imbibe water, and
otherwise rest to prepare for the next scenario. IF the weather
proves unseasonably warm, the duration of the battle may be cut to
thirty minutes, at the discretion of the MIC at the time.
Scenario the Third:
This will be a forty-five minute counted resurrection battle (with
both champions excluded from resurrecting). At the end of the
forty-five minutes, barring a surrender of one side, the number of
resurrections utilized will be counted, and the side that has used
the least will be awarded the victory. This will be an open field
battle, with both combat archery and siege being available to play
(should either side wish to bring siege weapons to the field,
please contact the MIC prior to the event). No gleaning of combat
archery or siege missiles is to take place. Thrown weapons may be
gleaned and re-utilized by any combatant who is equipped to do so.
Death from Behind, and Dead on the Ground, will both be utilized as
Champions will be free to partake in the battle as they see
2. Rapier (three scenarios)
To be presented on site. The forest may figure highly in them..
3. Archery (three scenarios)
There will be ARCHERY, and lots of it at the War this year. The
Range will be open all day, with opportunities to submit scores for
Royal Rounds and IKAC, beginning after court and continuing on till
dark. The Archery components will include a Champion's Duel
(targets and distances to be a surprise to all contenders)
scheduled for 4 pm; High Point, and Highest Average Score for each
side's declared archers. This will not be your usual shoot, but
details of the targets are being withheld from both sides to ensure
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Kim Laven Just to be clear for one and all, the Royal Rounds and
IKACs are _seperate_ from the war point itself. This is just an
opportunity for those who want to post scores. The Champion's Duel,
and Target Archery portion for the War Point will be unique, and
hopefully fun shoots (to watch for Champions) and to participate in
for the general archery populace. We are NOT doing a populace shoot
as it's unfair to our short number of marshals and coaches on both
sides of the water.
- There will be an open stage near the centre of town, where any
and all may perform. If you're going to be competing for the Bardic
war point, you will need to sign up (schedule available on site),
so that the judges can gather. Before the evening's bardic fire,
the judges will chose the best three perfomances, and those three
people will perform again during the evening.
Siege cooking --- HL Kenzie will be running the siege cooking
contest, a minor heads up to the ones looking to enter. I will not
be giving too many hints as to the actual contents of the supplies,
but it will not be a stretch to create nice meals. I will offer 2
types of packages however, one being as if the meal were to be
served during Lent (think vegan) and one not during Lent. Those
choosing the Lent option will get a minor point bonus, how much of
a bonus has not been worked out.
All of the ingredients will be very common to a cook from the
1350's in the Levant area of the Mediterranian.
Additional details to be announced at the event.
6. Games Tournament
- We will be holding a games tournament, much like the one held in
Lions Gate to determine our Champion. Players will play three
games; 9 Mans Morris, Quoits (ring toss), and ... a game to be
- There will be three categories; boffer tournament, ring-toss, and
hunt the whatever-animal-Caitrina-comes-up-with.
*** On Mercenaries ***
After discussions and negotiations with Their Excellencies Seagirt,
this year, neither Barony will be hiring mercenary forces. As well,
the Sergeantry, Courtiers, or Scholars of their respective Baronies
will not be hiring mercenaries on behalf of their Baroness or
Baron. Households and individuals within the Baronies are free to
do so, and Sergeantry etc members who are members of households may
as well, as long as it's clear that it's not happening on behalf of
their Baroness or Baron.
Schedule of Events
Friday, 27 May, 2016
1200 – Biffies should be on site.
1400 – Site opens for merchants and baronial equipage
1500 – Site opens for attendees
2103 - Newcomers Bardic Circle begins (sunset)
2330 – Drumming stops. Period.
No martial activities are planned for the evening, the range will
be open as long as light supports, and the Eric will be available
with a senior Marshall in attendance to renew
authorizations/inspect armour and weapons.
Saturday, 28 May, 2016
0030 Quiet time will be enforced.
0700 Site wake-up call.
0900 Opening Court....at the end of Court, our Iron Chef lead
culinary judge will present the ingredients for the siege cooking
1030 Rapier armour inspection. Range opens, for thrown and
1100 Rapier scenarios begin. Equestrian demonstration begins.
Bardic stage opens. Children’s war point activities
1200 Heavy Armour inspection begins
1300 Rapier scenarios end.
1330 Heavy scenarios begin.
1500 Bardic Stage Opens. Rapier street battles begin.
1530 Heavy scenarios devolve into pick-up fights for die-hard
1630 Heavy fighting ceases. Siege cooking competition should be
well under way...
1800 Judging of the siege cooking competition. Games tournament
1830 Progression of Their Excellencies about the site.
1930 Rapier "Tavern Brawl"
2000 Mounted Archery Demonstration
2106 Warhorse Bardic Circle begins (sunset)
2330 Drumming stops. Period.
Sunday, 29 May, 2016
0030 Quiet(ish) time enforced.
1000 New fighter tournament. Equestrian Challenge Course Opens
1130 Closing Court
1300 Equestrian Challenge Course Closes
1600 Site closes to the populace.
2300 Event stewards will be off site.
Site Info: Name: Green Wode Farm 25133 0 Avenue Langley, BC V3R 1W6
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