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Sergeants' Trials

March 24, 2018

Tri-Cities, WA

Autocrat: Hamarr Haxson & Kata Jonandottir & Katherine of Akornebir

Many are the names who serve Her Excellency through the Order of Sergeantry and the Order of Courtier.

Those looking to test their mettle and join these Orders will need to pass through the trials.

Candidates must have petitioned the Baroness for permission to participate in these trials, and must prepare to participate in a day of testing.

Candidates will be tested on fighting, dancing, history, heraldry, armor, games, service, and courtly behaviors.

Current and former members of these Orders, as well as any and all who would like to help, are welcome to join us for the day to assist in the testing.

This years feast is completely potluck. Please bring a dish to feed 10 people per each adult. See Event Facebook page ( for suggestions. 

Event Stewards: HE Katherine of Akornebir (Kathy Carpenter), (509) 629-1876,  HL Kata Johannsdottir (Kelsey Conklin), (509)310-9659,

Event Registration Fee: Free event, At the request of Her Excellency Gudrun, please bring a donation to the Tri-Cities Food Bank. 

Hours: 10 am to 6 pm

Proposed schedule (subject to changes/additions): 

9:00 am Doors open. Any candidates who still need to take a written test may do so at this time.

   Candidates set up pavilion and court chairs

   Candidates set up display of their petition letter, persona with documentation and -device

10:00 am - Opening Court

          Presentation of Candidates with sponsors, Quest books to Baroness

          Presentation of scrolls to previous successful candidates.

10:30 am - 12:00pm Armor Inspection by candidates

          Fighting/ armored activities

          Baroness review of test results and Quest books

12:00 pm - 1:00pm Court of Love discussion with the Baroness to talk about the candidates

1:00 pm - 3:00pm Dancing and gaming

3:00 pm - 4:00pm Potluck feast and bardic presentations

FEAST NOTE: In a return to Sergeant Trials of yester-year we are holding an ALL potluck Feast. Main dishes are needed as well as the usual items. A Google Doc to sign up is available at:

Please contact the Event Stewards to let them know what you will bring so they ensure we have enough of each type of dish.

 Closing court to follow or be held in conjunction with feast.

 6:00 pm: Site closes


Brother William McKenna for Steward

Lord Snorri Styrr Bolli for Sergeant

Siggeir Fjallgeirsson for Gallant

Fergus MacBiggs for Yeoman

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

Directions to Site:

From Pasco: 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. 

From Moses Lake: Take Highway 17 South. Turn right onto W Hampton Rd. Turn left onto WA-24 W. Turn left onto Sagehill Rd.  Turn left onto Memorial Ln.Not all GPS systems will take you to the right location. The ranch is closer to Othello than Mesa. 


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