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Wastekeep Yule

December 09, 2017

Tri-Cities, WA

Autocrat: Anna MacKenna

Wastekeep Yule

Barony of Wastekeep

TriCities, WA


December 9, 2017

Event in Mesa, WA


Event Stewards:

Lady Anna MacKenna (Jennifer Riggins, bugzacrra<>yahoo<>, 509-539-4505, no calls 9pm) and HL Rashida bint Yusuf (Amanda Koppel, alkoppel<>gmail<>).


Decor Expert: HL Ciosa


Please come celebrate the end of another wonderful year in Wastekeep with our potluck Yule Feast!  We will hold competitions for Baronial Bardic Champion and Baronial A&S Champion at this event.


Hours: Doors open 10am, event ends by 6pm


- Bardic Competition: The bardic championship will be a two part competition. Each contender must perform twice, either a song, poem, or story. So everyone will do a piece, then a short break before everyone presents their final piece. Pieces can be period or period interpretations of contemporary pieces.


- Wastekeep A&S Championship instructions: Fairly simple, fairly straightforward, single entry, documentation not required but strongly encouraged, and it must be something that has not been previously entered for a championship.

A populace choice award will also be offered.

- It Takes Two largesse competition: help us gather largesse to donate to the Kingdom!  Create two pieces of largesse, labeled with your name, branch, and Kingdom, and enter your creations.  Contact Her Grace Stjarna to find out what kinds of things would most benefit the Kingdom.  hotwings4k <>gmail <>


Potluck feast suggestion:

Please bring a dish based on your mundane last name.
A-E Desserts, F-K Bread, L-P side dish, Q-S appetizer, T-Z salad (fruit, traditional, or pasta). Please include an index card with ingredients listed for those with food allergies


Schedule (subject to tweaks):

(9 am Set-up)

10 am    Gate opens

11 am    Opening Court, followed by heavy fighters' practice and Impromptu Rapier Tourney

11 am   Intro to Nalbinding (HG Stjarna) and both the Largesse competition and Wastekeep A&S Championship entries put on display

Noon    Intro to Embroidery (HL Ciosa) and Children's Activity (Lady Kata)

1 pm    Potluck Feast!

1:30    Wastekeep Bardic Championship performances (during feast)

2 pm    First court of Their Excellencies Thorkell and Gudrun, followed by Santa Baron and gift exchange activity (with ambient food)

3 pm (ish)  Pelican meeting

3 pm (ish)  Target and Combat Archery Repairs 101 (HL Rashida)

4 pm   Intro to Leatherworking (Milady Kaitlin)

5 pm   Knots 101 (Master Rowland)

6 pm  Clean-up followed by site closing



Cost: Free event, but please bring a dish to share at our potluck feast (Barony provides the meat).


In addition, as is Wastekeep custom, we will be accepting donations at Yule - this time we're going to give to two different groups.  For those that want to give toys for kids, we'll be accepting donations for the Bailie Youth Ranch.  They are looking for items appropriate for children in the following age ranges:

Girls ages 3-5 (3) Boys ages 3-5 (2) Girls ages 6-9 (10) Boys ages 6-9 (4) Boy ages 10-14 (4) Girls ages 10-14 (2)

For those who wish to donate food items, all donations will be going to the Tri-Cities Food Bank, their list of needed items are (taken from

  • Sugar - 5 pound bags
  • Flour - 5 pound bags
  • Rice - 1 pound bags
  • Beans - 1 pound bags
  • Dried Peas - 1 pound bags
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Hamburger Helper
  • Tuna Helper
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Fruit - all types
  • Vegetables - Corn, Peas, Beans, Mixed Vegetables
  • Soup
  • Baby Food
  • Evaporated or Powdered Milk
  • Jello
  • Cereal
  • Cake Mix
  • Home grown fresh produce is always welcome




Site Info:
Name: Bailie Youth Ranch
131 Memorial Lane
Mesa, WA 99343

Directions to Site:

Last Event's Directions:

Take the exit for Rd 68 in Pasco and head north. Follow this road until it ends at Ringold. Turn left at Ringold and follow that road until you see the sign for Bailie Youth Ranch. 

Not all GPS systems will take you to the right location. The ranch is closer to othello than mesa. 

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