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Barons Ball

October 06, 2017 to October 08, 2017

Tri-Cities, WA

Autocrat: Ciosa Fioravanti & Kata Jonandottir

Come join the great Barony of Wastekeep for our a weekend filled with fighting, dancing,  archery,  arts, and good company.  

We are continuing the tradition started last year with a prize for our war tourney but adding to it. This year there will be a coveted prize for the war tourney,  Rapier, and Archery! (More info and teasers to come). There will also be a partner tourney on Friday.

We will be having a dessert ball on Saturday for those with a song in their hearts or for those with a desire for sweets. 

Your kids will have a blast too during our YAC scenario, heraldry class and making a veggie monsters.

Get the dates in your calender. Oct 6-8

Feel free contact one of the event coordinators.

Lady Kata Johansdottir 

Lady Ciosa Leonora Fioravanti

25 fee for non members

Site opens 3pm on Friday closes 12 pm on Sunday

Horn rapids county park

115803 N WA-225

Benton City, Washington 

Baron’s Ball tentative Schedule (subject to corrections)

Please keep in mind that the schedule will be followed as close as possible, but there are always glitches. 

Archery: Range will be open following court until approximatly 5pm. There will be a break for lunch from 12:00- 1:00 for lunch, as well as a pause for the semi-combat shoot that begins at 1:00 PM. 


3:00 pm Site Opens

6:00 pm Game of the goose available 

7:00 pm Torchlight partner tourney


8:30 am Opening Court

9:00 am Rapier rose tournament

YAC will follow the tournament approximately starting at 10:30

9:00 am Spindle class

9:30 Veggie Monsters (youth activity)

11:00 heavy war tourney

11:00 Shoe making class

11:00 Introduction to Madder and Woad class

1:00 archery semi-combat shoot begins

2:00 Measurements for garb class

3:00 Kingdom Heraldry youth activity

6:00 Court

Dancing and desserts will begin about an hour after court ends ☺


12:00 site closes

Class/activity descriptions:


Beginning Spinning &  All About Wool  -  1 hour -   HL Aerngaldra Hrafnskald

If you’ve ever wanted to spin your own yarn but have either never learned how, or need a refresher, this class is for you! You will learn about the history and use of the drop spindle and how to prepare raw wool for spinning, as well as some background information about historic sheep breeds, the nature of wool, and the many things it can be used for. Informational class handouts as well as all supplies will be provided free of charge; however, if you wish to keep a spindle I am asking for an $8 donation to cover my materials & time invested in making them.

Rapier tournament for Barons ball will be a rose tournament. Those participating in the tournament should have an inspiration to enter.

MOD Andrew Williams has provided assistance to the event steward and we have chosen this blade as the prize for Baron's Ball Rapie's Rose Tournament (second only to the admiration of your inspiration). This tournament will be fought first thing Saturday morning (well, second, as court will precede it) so don't be late.

Gerhard ' s shoe making class, $25 per person, 4ish hours, 8 today 10 participants 
Una, introduction to madder and woad, will get class size and specific, I can't get the document she sent to open so I have asked her to email it to me 
Ciana is going to teach a class on taking measurements for garb and versions of basic construction.

HL Una of Grimwith will be teaching a class on intro to old world plant dyes: Madder and woad.
Class will discuss some history and fundamental basics of mordant, plant dyes in general, madder and woad in particular.

If there are 2 to 5 people interested she will include a hands on section. Mordanting and dyeing of fabric or yarn with madder or woad. Participants would need to bring a pair of dishwashing gloves and 1 pound of prewashed fabric or yarn, either wool, silk, linen or cotton. These dyes are permanent and can stain you and or your clothing so please plan accordingly. For hands on portion $5 per color. Please let us know if interested so Una can prepare.

Tourchlight partner Tourney-Come have some fun and make new friends in the heat of battle during our friday night partner tourney. Both the partners, and the weapons will be random!

Sergeant Squire Seamus de Mantel



Let the battles begin! Once again Sir Devin has created a prize to be sought after by those throughout this kingdom, and maybe beyond. . In order to take possession you must travel to the Barony of Wastekeep, participate in the heavy fighters battles and emerge as the top fighter.



Young fighters of An Tir: Last year, you braved tests of fighting, cleverness, and daring-do to heroically rescue our populace from the evil trolls. 
Her Excellency Katherine wishes to protect her people, and calls on youth fighters to help her test her new keep security system at Baron's Ball this year.

Bring your current authorization card to the field. Loaner equipment is available for YAC, but youth must provide their own primary protection. We are still using the old YAC armor and weapon rules, which can be found at the Kingdom website.

Questions can go to YAC MIC Rashida: alkoppel at gmail


Archery at Baron's Ball!

A lot of you asked for it to return... many of you seem to love shooting at your friends... or maybe you just have a score to settle?

No matter the reason, I'm pleased to announce the second edition of Rashida's Semi-Combat Shoot!! You don't need special authorization or equipment to compete in this prize tourney. We'll provide combat arrows and bows which draw 30# or less (or bring your own bow with that draw weight), and we'll provide you with your living targets!

Prizes will be awarded for the high score in adult and youth divisions. All ages and abilities are very welcome.

The range will be open for Royal Rounds and open shoots before and after the prize tourney on Saturday, and maybe Sunday*.

* Open times subject to number of Marshals available and when I have to run YAC. Please give me, your Archery MIC, a holler if you have questions or want to help out on the range!

- Rashida bint Yusuf


This year Youth and Family activities will include a scavenger hunt for rocks painted with the heraldry of each kingdom. The beautiful painting is being done be Yentil and Levi, and Yentil has prizes planned for those who find a stone and can identify the kingdom. Parents start working with your children on identifying kingdom heraldry, we will all learn and have fun.


For a little extra fun during the Dance on Saturday night make your favorite medieval dessert or finger food to share!

There will be a populace choice for a favorite dish.

Break out those recipes and have fun creating!!


Fighters are not the only ones competing for wonderful prizes. The winner of Saturday evening's medieval desert contest will take home a pair of these handmade spatulas.



We will be having a two item largess contest. You only have to make 2 of any largess item to enter, you can enter more than once. Winner will be chosen by populace choice and receive the Baroness choice of entries as prize.

Site Info:
Name: Horn Rapids County Park
Benton City, WA 99320

Directions to Site:

Last Event's Directions:



Site info: Horn Rapids Park & Campground US Reservation Rd (WA-225) Benton City, WA 99328

From the North / South follow Interstate 82 to West Richland / Benton City, Take Exit 96 (WA 225 North).  Continue to follow WA-225 N thru Benton City (Stay on the main road it becomes US Reservation Rd) to Horn Rapids Park & Campground on approx. 9 miles on right

From the North / South follow WA-240 to WA-225 South (Horne rd.) to Benton City.  Horn Rapids Park & Campground approx. 2 miles on Left.

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