Honor War


Event Steward: Tova Fransdottir

Hosted By Device of Lyonsmarche
The College of Lyonsmarche (Pullman, WA & Moscow, ID)

Event Summary:

Date: April 24 , 2009 until April, 26 2009
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on April 24th 2009
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on April 26th 2009

Event site:
Hells Gate State Park
4832 Hells Gate RD Lewiston, ID 83501

Click here for more information about this location such as site amenities, rules, and restrictions.


As the cold grip of winter slips from the lands, the College of Lyonsmarche, Lentil Capital of the Knowne World, inventories yet another year of excellent crops. Yet jealous eyes from nearby lands take note. Baron Wastekeep plans to lead a military expedition to claim what He feels is rightfully His, including back taxes and interest.  Friendly forces, lead by Baron Wealdsmere, assemble from the north, east and south to free the College of invading tyranny. Even Mighty King Vik and Gracious Queen Inga come from Their northern bastion to see this matter settled.


The friendly folks of Lyonsmarche invite you to the first An Tir Inlands camping war of the season.  Get your SCA year started off the Honor War way.  The Crown is scheduled to attend.  Saturday: The War, A&S Competition, artisans displaying crafts, Lentil Cooking Competition, Homebrew Competition, Potluck Feast. Sunday morning: Rapier Tourney.


We will have a Target Archery Range open during the Honor War weekend.  The range will be most gratiously run by Daffyd de Doake who is the An Tir Kingdom Protector.  He and  Evrard de Valonge of Wyewood who are both Sr TAM will be holding a Jr TAM class.


Lentil Cooking Competition – Best Period Lentils and Best Lentils Period.  Do you have a tasty winning dish?  NOTE: Lentil dishes baked or otherwise can be prepared at home and reheated or finished on site.


NEW: Raised fire pits are okay in the C-loop camping area, but not in the war field. Saturday evening there will be plenty of wood pallettes to burn.


NEW: There will be a Heraldy Consulting pavillion next to the A&S pavillion


NOTE: Dogs are fine.  Ours will be staying home because she barks and is not civilized for the SCA.  Dogs need to be leashed or tied out in camp.  Please be considerate of your neighbors and clean-up after your dog(s) as necessary.


Those with large encampments, pavillions that would like to be setup along the eric, merchants needing infomation – please send an email to the autocrat tova@cableone.net for assistance with arrangements or call to let me know you are coming.

As of Monday, April 20th

     Known large encampments (in alphabetical order): The Brotherhood, Caiethland, Wastekeep, Wealdsmere.

     Known pavillons along the war field: Wastekeep, Heraldry, A&S

     Known merchants: Lynn the Weaver, a food vendor (the autocrat is paging Turlock?), and probably more as they show up on site


Friday night’s Bardic Fire – will be to open our festivities at Honor War.  Many people are driving long distances to our event and not even arriving until after dark, so our Bardic Competition will be held on Saturday night.


Saturday will start with a Junior Target Archery Marshalling class by An Tir Kingdom Protector Daffyd de Doake.  This is a great opportunity to warrant Junior TAM marshals in the Inlands region, so plan to attend.  Please read and review The An Tir Book of Target.


The A&S competition is open to all. Your entry should not have won a previous A&S competition. There is no theme for this competition, but at least minimum documentation is required.  If you are working on something that is not ready for a competition or you don’t think you are ready for competition come and display your work and talk to others about theirs. Don’t be shy, we all like to talk about our arts and sciences.


Heavy fighting scenarios will focus on raids to obtain/defend lentils from the various store houses scattered about the College of Lyonsmarche.  But be warned, getting the lentils is only half the challenge, one must also bring them home!


Perish the though that the Heavies get all the fun!  After the heavy scenarios, the fine rapier fighters of An Tir will wage their own battles to determine the fate of our prized legumes!


After a good day of fighting, what could be better than some home cooked lentils, gleaned from the field of glory, to be chased down with some fine home brewed spirits.  Join your brothers and sisters in arms over the fruits of our conflict, and help determine the Lentil Cooking and Home Brewing Champions of Lyonsmarche.


Saturday Evening Court will be held either before or after our Lentil Feast.


Saturday night’s Bardic Fire will include the competition for Lyonsmarche’s very first Bardic Champion!  If you intend for your performance to be included in the competition, please announce that prior to beginning your piece.


Sunday morning will feature our first ever Rapier Championship.


Site closes Sunday 3pm


Please note that times listed below may be subject to some change as the day progresses.  This is a tentative schedule.  As always be listening to your ever friendly heralds for announcements.


FRIDAY April 24th, 2009

3pm site opens

PM  Bardic – Pass the Stick


SATURDAY April 25th, 2009

8:00 am  Archery Range opens – or soon there after

8:30 -10:30 am  Junior Target Archery Marshal class (before Heavy War)

10:00 am  A&S entries to be displayed with judging in afternoon; Heraldry Consulting starts

10:30 am  Heavy Armor inspection

11:00 am – 2:30pm  Heavy War 

2:30 pm  Rapier Armor inspection

3:00 – 4:30 pm  Rapier group battles / War

4:30 –  5:00 pm  Lentil & Homebrew Judging

5:00 – 6:00 pm  Court 

6:30 – 8:30 pm  Feasting

8:30 pm is sunset and then Bardic Competition


SUNDAY April 26th, 2009

AM – Archery range probably open

9:30 am  Rapier inspections start

10:00 am – Noon  Rapier Tourney

3:00 pm site closes


AUTOCRAT:  Lady Tova Fransdottir (Diane Lillibridge) 1513 Airway Ave, Lewiston ID 83501; Phone: (H) 208-743-8970 or (C) 208-790-3335; Email: tova@cableone.net  



WARCRAT TEAM:  Phelan Tolusmidr, Killianflynn McThoy, Baron Caieth, Baron Styrkarr


EVENT SITE: Hells Gate State Park, 4832 Hells Gate RD, Lewiston, ID 83501


GATE opens Noon, Friday April 24th. Site closes at 3 pm, Sunday April 26th.


FEES:  Ages 16 & up $14, 6-15 $6, 5 & under are free. Family cap $36. Day fees half price, but driver pays $4 day parking fee.  Non-member NMS $3 fee applies.  Checks payable to COLLEGE OF LYONSMARCHE. 


MERCHANTS/Artisans welcomed.


CLASSES: Contact tova@cableone.net to volunteer.


Please note this is a State Park so there are flushies and showers in the bathrooms in the camp site restrooms.


Camp trailers or RVs –  The C-loop does not have any RV hook-ups.  If you need/want electricity and water hook-ups these are available in the adjacent B-loop for an extra $10/night. Please contact the autocrat so that she can reserve a spot.  You will still need to goto the C-loop SCA gate to pay.


CABINS: rent for $45 per night each plus Idaho State Sales Tax.  There is a $10 reservation fee.  Call the McCall office at 208-630-5050 to make cabin reservations at Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston. The one-room cabins sleep up to five on bunk beds and futons. Cook outside on the grill-covered fire pit. The cabins are powered, heated and air conditioned. Camp Cabin Amenities: Units sleep five and are equipped with electricity, lockable windows and doors, heat and A/C. Central restrooms. Each cabin includes parking for one vehicle.  Extra cars cost extra per night unless moved to the outer lot. There are 8 cabins at Hells Gate. The 4 cabins nearest Honor War are located between the B & C camp loop are Locust, Sycamore, Maple, and Pondersa (closest to the C-loop).  The 3 cabins between the A & B loop are Sacajewea, Lewis and Clark (closest to the B-loop) and the furthest cabin in the middle of the A-loop is Tammany. If you end up in one of these distant cabins, then you will want to drive back and forth between these distant cabins and Honor War in the C-loop.  Note: as of the week before Honor War, there was only one cabin left unreserved for the weekend. 


PARKING: will be the same as last year. We would like to reserve parking near the C-loop out in the field for those with medical conditions, disablitiies, or smalls using car seats.  We will provide a minivan at our SCA Gate that will shuttle vehicles to the outer non-fee parking lot once you have unloaded at your camp site.  If you really, really want your car close by while camping this weekend, then parking will be $5.32 extra per night ($5 + tax).   Those arriving after dark on Friday night can move their dragons out of camp on Saturday morning.


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