The College of Lyonsmarche (Pullman, WA & Moscow, ID)
Date: April 21 , 2017 until April, 23 2017
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on April 21th 2017
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on April 23th 2017
Chief Timothy Park
Clarkston, WA 99403
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On the cold steppes of Artemisia, a new King
rises and proclaims His Queen. Gleefully Gwenevere turns Her
eyes westward to Her homeland of Lyonsmarche. Dearly does She
remember the lentils and garbanzos of home and whispers words of
encouragement. Through the winter He has gathered His forces
and prepared them for the long march homeward. Soon the
frozen hand of winter will lift and the passes will open; Dread
Yet all is not lost, for the inhabitants of
Lyonsmarche, long used to the plundering of neighbors close and
far, have sent scouts far afield to look for unwelcome
guests. Camps were noted, fires counted, and communiques
intercepted. Swift dispatches to An Tirian cousins have been
sent, ties of old renewed, and war banners unfurled!
Will the Isle of Silcott fall to the ravening
hordes of Artemisia, or will the Council of the Inlands once again
keep Lyonsmarche safe for trade and livestock? And who will
YOU fight for? Be you fighter (heavy and rapier), archer,
brewer, or craftsman, all will contribute to their cause!
Event Steward: Phelan Tolusmidr (Bill
Lillibridge). 1513 Airway Avenue, Lewiston, ID 83501;
Fees: Ages 18+ $20, under 18 free. Day
Fees: Ages 18+ $15. $5 member discount applies.
Site: Chief Timothy State Park,
Clarkston, WA 99403
Friday, April 21, 2017
12:00 Site Opens
2:00 pm Pick up items for Iron Needle and Iron
Scribe competitions any time after 2pm at Gate
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Japanese Blacksmithing – in the A&S
area much of Saturday, follow the sound of the hammer!
9:00 am: Rapier Armor Inspection
9:00 am: Siege Cooking Materials available at
9:30 am to 11:30 am: Rapier War Scenarios
10:00 am: A&S Display near War Field
10:30 am Heavy Armor Inspection
10:30 am to 4:00 pm Archery field (including
thrown weapons) open and Archery championship
11:00 am to 3:00 pm Heavy War Scenarios
3:00pm to 5:30pm Battle of Five
3:00pm to 5:00pm YAC armor inspection and
fight practice next to Battle of Five
3:00pm A&S Championship Judging at the War
3:00pm Siege Cooking Judging at War Field
4:00 pm Brewing Championship Judging at the
6:30 pm Royal Court
Sunday, April 23, 2017
9:00 am Rapier Armor Inspection
9:30 am to 11:30 am: Rapier Championship
A&S and Brewing Championships.
Entries should be as period as possible
– at least one page of documentation requested. Points
awarded for research, period authenticity, presentation, and
outcome. Multiple entries are allowed, the best single entry
Rapier Championship Tournament
Format: two ring holmgamg, only wins in Second
ring count. Double kills- double out, step out your out, no lay on-
step in it is on. Tournament will have three timed
sections. 20, 40, 30 minutes. Fighters choose their weapon
combinations for the block of time and stay with it for the whole
time block. (Single rapier legal sword, sword and defensive, sword
and offensive) (must use all three). In 20 minute round,
current champion will hold the field, win or lose.
In the following rounds, winner will hold the
top ring. Top two accumulative wins over the three
rounds will fight at the finals. Using the three combinations:
single sword, sword and defensive, and sword and offensive. Winner
gets the honor and responsibility of carrying the Lyonsmarch
Champion sword for the year.
Battle of Five will be hosted by The
Brotherhood of the Black Unicorn after the heavy war. A YAC
tournament/practice will be held concurrently.
The rules are simple; you will be given a
square of linen and will have until 3 pm on Saturday to create
something amazing from it. You may use any other material and
any tools you wish so long as you finished product is primarily
constructed from the provided linen. Bonus points in judging
for use of period tools and materials or documentation and for
creating sometime suitable (and intended as) largess. Limited
sewing supplies (needles, thread, and scissors) will be available
on a first-come-first-serve basis. As a twist there will also
be a large basket of available scrap fabric and trim for free
use. The winner will receive war points for their side!
Scribes and Heralds! This is your chance
to earn war points!
Entrants will be provided with a blank piece
of “parchment” paper and a table will be available with
a light box, paints, brushes, rulers, square, towels, and cups for
water as well as a small selection of dip-pens and ink
You will be asked to create an illuminated
scroll using a provided text, however you interpret it. You
may feverishly work the whole time, or come and go as you please,
but when the clock strikes 3pm on Saturday all brushes will be put
away and the judges will then pick who will earn the title of Iron
Scribe! Feel free to bring books, light boxes, paints, pens,
brushes, and vellum, whatever you think you may need to complete a
This can be a team project; up to two
scribes/heralds may work on a single scroll!
Come and enjoy a day of competitive
camaraderie as we create and draw and paint our way to glory!!
A Junior Iron Scribe selection will also be
available for smalls (i.e. coloring pages to paint or color).
*Paper will be provided but you are welcome to
use your own
An army marches on its stomach, or so the
saying goes, and the cook reigns supreme when the feast table is
Our great College has been besieged, though by
brigands or defenders it is yet hard to say, and supplies are
running low. But with the mighty king and gracious queen in
attendance a feast must be laid! Who will answer the call to
craft a delectable offering of savory and sweet treats from the
scraps that are available? Who will see their side aided in
victory through their craft?
A table will be laid with all the available
supplies and the contestants will be allowed to choose their
“team” of supplies. Some of the things that may
be available include: Rolled Oats, Honey, Lard, Meat (types
and amounts to be determined), Onions, Apple
cider vinegar, Appropriate Vegetables, Various Fruit, Stale Bread,
Wheat Flour, Butter, Hulled Barley, Sugar, Rye Flour, Almond Milk,
Eggs, Cream, Oil, Almonds, Cheese, Salt, Wine
Additionally each contestant will be given a
cup of dry lentils. which must feature prominently in at least one
What you will need to bring: Up to ¼
cup of any fresh herb, if you choose , Up to 2 Tablespoons of any
dried herb or seasoning (period appropriate), if you choose. Pots,
Pans, A heat source, Utensils (including knives and cutting board),
Towels and a dish rag (you might need them) , Serving dishes,
Serving utensils, Anything to add flair to your presentation,
candle are permitted.
You will be judged on: Taste (one
of the judges is not a fan of spicy food, one is a fan!),
Appearance (this includes table setting), Apparent quantity
of dishes (how much did you make?), Number of different
All dishes must be prepared on site. You
may not start any dish at home. You will receive your ingredients
at the site. You will from 9 am to 3 pm on Saturday to
complete your offerings. This contest may be done in teams of
no more than 3 people.
Please contact Cler de Cieux
(Klarissa.firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Japanese Blacksmithing Demo
There will be a demonstration of traditional
Japanese blacksmithing on the beach near the A&S area.
Demonstration will be occurring throughout most of Saturday, follow
the sound of hammering! Stop to watch, to discussing
blacksmithing or things Japanese, or just to have a cup of tea.