Tournament of Armies


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Hosted By Device of Lions Gate

The Barony of Lions Gate (Vancouver, BC )

Event Summary:

Date: August 4 , 2017 until August, 7 2017
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on August 4th 2017
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on August 7th 2017

Tournament of Armies VII: The Scourge of the

This page was updated on July 26, 2017

Barony of Lions Gate (Greater Vancouver, BC)
August 4 – 7, 2017


** Detailed information is on the event

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War.  You’ve seen it.  A Tournament of
Armies.   When ToA began, Clan MacAndrew was there at the
opening, declaring their intentions. At the end of the weekend, you
saw us claim second place.

You saw us the next year, and the year following, and for years
after that, standing proudly in our position as second greatest
army.  Except for maybe last year, when we were absorbed into
the greatest. But all the other times!  Oh, we were nearly the
best.  Almost Greatest.  Best of the Losers. 

No longer!  This year, we’ve come to a realization, a
superior plan:  If you can’t beat them, RUN THE WAR! 
Make everyone else jump through the hoops!

Once more a Tournament of Armies returns to Lions Gate, to see
who can best rally and command their troops. The Baron &
Baroness of Lions Gate invite all prospective warlords to gather
your people; armoured or rapier combatants, archers, thrown
weapons, artisans, scientists, bards, and riders. And never forget
the backbone of any army, your service personnel.  This year,
it is vital that all warlords recruit all disciplines, as some
boons will only be earned through these.  There will be
several special boons that will be awarded through Rapier, Archery,
and Equestrian activities.

All this information – and much more – can be found at the new
TOA VII website.


Declare your intent!  Rally the people!


*~*~* EVENT SUMMARY *~*~*
Full details on
the event website


To declare yourself a Warlord and call an army to your banner,
you must meet one of the following criteria:

1.       You must be a heavy
fighter with a valid authorization card; OR

2.       If you are a rapier
fighter with a valid authorization card, you need to appoint a
field commander for the heavy scenarios; OR

3.       If you are not a heavy
fighter, you need to appoint field commanders for heavy and rapier



A warlord’s initial army cannot exceed 10 points for Heavy, 10
points for Rapier and 10 points Archery.  Details on building
the army is on the event website.


Earning Points for
your Army

Points for your army are extremely valuable as they allow you to
buy more troops as the tournament progresses.  A shrewd
Warlord will think and plan beyond just the fighting scenarios so
recruit wisely.  Points will be available for doing the
following things:

  • Teach or attend a TUTR Class
  • Equestrian
  • Bardic
  • Arts & Sciences
  • Gate service
  • Town Cry service
  • Marshalling
  • Waterbearing
  • Biffie Patrol (keeping things tidy)


Friday Night Warlord
Recruitment Party

Are you a free-agent that hasn’t been recruited yet?  Have
you been approached by more than one prospective Warlord and can’t
decide who to align with?  Are you a Warlord who wants to live
on the edge and not recruit until the last second?

WARLORDS!  Hire a bard if you aren’t one and bring your
best recruitment song.  Inspire the people to fight for
you.  The best performance will be granted valuable points for
the army!


Buy a Biffie

The event team is offering a one-time, unique, first of its kind
program for biffies (portable toilets). You may reserve and pay for
your very own biffie that is for your group’s use only, delivered
to your camping space. You would provide your own lock but a key or
combination must also be provided to the Event Steward. The fee
must be paid for in full in advance of the event (deadline is 8pm
on Tues, July 25th – no exceptions). This is a revenue-neutral
offer – the Barony will not make any money on this. The cost is
$115.50 for a regular or $157.50 for handicap and cheques can be
made out to the Barony of Lions Gate. If this program interests
you, please contact the Event Steward by email or through Facebook


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Site Fees

Adult Registration Fee (19+):  $30.00*  
*$5 discount for SCA Members with proof of membership
Youth and Children (18 and under):  Free of charge

Merchant Fee:  $10 (no food vendors permitted due to local

Please make cheques out to The Barony of Lions Gate

Similar to July Coronation, US currency will be accepted at par.
Change will be given in Canadian currency.

Please note that the new Principality Law regarding site fees
only applies at Principality Events.


Event times
Site opens at 3:00 pm on Friday and closes at 3:00 pm Monday.


Other Important

  • The gate to the park is locked at 10pm each night.
     No vehicles can enter or leave after that time, except for a
    true emergency.
  • RV Parking will be available.
  • You are responsible for your horse’s care
    while onsite. This includes feed, water and cleaning up after them.
    You must contact the event team before the event in order to
    arrange arrival and departure times.
  • You will be responsible for taking your
    garbage with you when you leave.
  • In anticipation of the usual fire restrictions
    in August, no fire pits or propane braziers are permitted.
  • No smoking anywhere on park property (Bylaw).
    Smoking in designated areas only (on Cartmell Road).
  • Dogs are allowed on site and must be on leash
    at all times due to horses being on site and local bylaw
    requirements. Please pick up after your pooch!
  • Quiet time will be in effect at 11:00pm each
    evening in accordance with local bylaws.
  • Drinking water is NOT
    available on site so plan accordingly.



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