The Shire of Thornwold (Bellingham – Whatcom County, WA )
Date: August 21 , 2009 until August, 23 2009
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on August 21th 2009
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on August 23th 2009
Hovander Homestead Park
5299 Nielson Ave.
Ferndale, WA 98248
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All good gentles are cordially invited to
In the fair Shire of Shittimwoode
The Baronies of Aquaterra, and Lions Gate will be battling to
see who will be burdened with the responsibility for Point
Roberts this time.
A weekend filed with fun, and revelry, and fighting is
Gate fee: $13 for adults, $8
for 13-17 year olds, $40 family cap,
$10 day fee. The $3 non-member surcharge
Details are in the July Crier.
MERCHANTS; contact Matty
for information or to
register for the event.
12:00 noon Gate
opens for Merchants
Gate opens for Populace
Tablero Tournament starts at Kabeelah
Camp (continues until dawn Saunday)
Quite Time in “Early Risers” camp
ALL drumming ceases
Pick up SIEGE COOKING and SEIGE COSTUMING materials at
PIED PIPER: Making “turnips”and epithets for
“Peasant Revolt” next to eric
RAPIER amour inspection next to war field
YOUTH COMBAT begins in eric
ARCHERY begins (until 9:30pm)
RAPIER scenarios begin on war field
THROWN WEAPONS: traditional rounds begin (until
12:00 noon PIED
PIPER: blow darts next to eric
HEAVY amour inspection next to war field
SEIGE COOKING judged at Archers’ Camp
HEAVY FIGHTERS scenarios begin
PEASANTS’ REVOLT on war field(all children encouraged
YOUTH ARMOURED Tournament at eric
PIED PIPER: period games next to eric; “Wet Rag on a
Stick”, “Spit in a Bucket” (adults welcome
to participate too)
COMBAT ARCHERY box tourney
BREWING CONTEST entries due at autocrat’s point
BARDIC COMPETITION begins near “Temple
Quite Time in “Early Risers” camp
ALL drumming ceases
THROWN WEAPONS: novelty throws and PIED PIPER
ARCHERY: novelty shoots and York Rounds
YOUTH AMOURED COMBAT on war field
SIEGE COSTUMING judged at closing court (fashion show)
a 4 stage push battle.
those that don’t know, a push battle works like this: The
of the first battle proceeds to be the attacker in the
they win we all move on to the third battle, and if not it
a step back to the first scenario. The war is won
when one side
eventually wins the last scenario. If every battle is
won by the
same side consecutively, it can go very fast, or it can
between the first and second battles and last for
First battle would be a field battle with archery.
battle would be a bridge battle without archery.
barony, while ignoring Midhaven’s presence…)
battle would be a wall battle. Two gates through the
fighting over it, but archery can only go through the
Not terribly realistic, but helps separate it from a bridge
(Busting into defenders fort) .
Fourth battle would see the defending barony holding the
the royal or their representative is killed. No
(classic game of kill the Baron)
and SUNDAY: tounament style combat in the
Loaner gear and instruction
weapons competitions. from 10
am to 5 pm on Saturday
We will have the
thrown weapons field open for knife, ax and spear throw
The specialty throws will be open from 10am-12pm on
The specialty throw will include:
Women’s peasant throw, frying pan to head, kitchen utensils
and peasant pitchforks.
will provide all implements for these
Archery specialty shoots galore, and York
Warren War will offer target archery including York and Royal
rounds, and specialty shoots.
also have two fighting scenarios including combat archery, and
a separate battle
among combat archers (if they show up.)
Brynmor has offered to organize and
a box tourney on a large
SATURDAY; traditional competitions
SUNDAY: Hunt for “The Holy Grail”.
Championship: The Bunny Bard will be chosen in a
on how many enter, it will either be a double elimination or
a single elimination.
There will be a panel of three judges to declare the winner
of each round. Winner of each
round will be determined by how close
contestant stays to the theme, general
and entertainment value,
and by audience appeal. (ie, if the audience loves you
but I hate you, you
You will be allowed to challenge your fellow bards in the
first round, but will be paired
thereafter, just like crown
The first two rounds will have the themes already decided and
you can prepare for them.
The first round will be: Broken
second Round will be: Revenge
Remember that any of the following
subjects may be chosen in
rounds, so having a good repertoire is key to this
Each round before, the next round will be chosen from the
list of possibilities
that will be drawn from a hat. Thus I wont have the stigma of
being “mean” and
being biased for or against any particular Bard!
Don’t forget that you will be timed,5 minutes max for each
entry. so it
be a good idea to practice your choices to make sure they are
not over long,
we don’t want to have to cut you off, but I am ruthless and I
will do it!
I personally love this style of competition because it is all
versatility, and lots and lots of variety!
Hope to see many people going out for this!
Baroness Anastasia Alexandrovna Andreeva (OL)
Principality of Tir Righ A&S Champion
Barony of Aquaterra A&S Champion
The rounds there after will be any from the following
Hunting, love, honor, defeat, victory, ghosts, death, dark,
Heaven, Hell, Horse, Juggler, thief,
Earth, Water, Fire, Wind,
All four elements together,
Moon and stars, Poet, clergy man,
soldier, peasant, nobleman,
You will not know
until that round what theme will be chosen. This is to
to build a repertoire. If you choose to do something that has
nothing to do with
the theme you will automatically not make it to the next
round. If we are not
sure if you have covered the theme we may ask you to explain
you a chance to convince us that you should not be
eliminated. Winner will be
process of elimination, the last one standing is the
can enter a story, song, poem, dance, juggling, whatever will
follow the theme.
There is a 5 minute limit for each performance and a timer
will be at the judges
You WILL be cut off if you go over. We don’t have all
The winner will be announced and a good time will be had by
all, and those
drinking at the time