Embers and Ambrosia


Event Contact: Baroness Elspeth nic Grath

Hosted By Device of Blatha An Oir

The Barony of Blatha An Oir (Tacoma-Pierce county, WA )

Event Summary:

Date: April 24 , 2020 until April, 26 2020
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on April 24th 2020
Site closes at: 11:59 PM on April 26th 2020

This is a Level 1 event.

A weekend event with camping focused around A&S classes as well as our A&S, Bardic, and shield of the Barony Championship.

This coming spring, Blatha an Oir again combines three events to bring people together from across the Kingdom in their passions and interests. We are hosting Embers and Ambrosia, Celtic Bardic, and Daffodil Archery at the Swiss Sportsmen’s Club the weekend of April 24-26, 2020. This is a wonderful site to kick off the event camping season with a mix of indoor/covered event space and even areas for younger children to burn off energy when parents or siblings are in classes.

If you are interested in teaching or setting up a demo, please reach out to HL Maire nic Shiobhan at ladymaire_bardatoutlookdotcom 

Baronial Arts & Sciences Competition, 2020
Competitors for the title of Baronial Campion may enter one or two entries. Finished or in progress. Judging will take place on the Kingdom A&S judging sheets. Those can be made available to the competitors ahead of time upon request. Each competitor will be assigned a time during the day to present their work to a panel of 3 judges. A 20 Minute slot of time to be divided however the competitor chooses between presentation, demonstration, questions and answers. A letter of the competitors intent to compete must be presented to the baronial champion and their Excellencies by the end of day on February 15th, BaO Candelmas. If the competitor would like to present their letter at court during the event they will be given the chance to do so. Letters of intent can be a simple or extravagant as the competitor wishes but must include the competitors name and what they intend to enter in the competition. 
Children’s Arts and Sciences Age groups 5-9 Age group 10-13 Age Group 14-17 
The children must present a finished work with documentation that includes, at minimum, time period and place, what materials they used. 
  •  Ages 5-9 not required to prepare a presentation. 
  •  Ages 10-13 encouraged to prepare a presentation. 
  • Ages 14-17 required to give brief presentation. 
 Prizes to be awarded. The Current A&S Champion, Sigriðr Eirikskona,  will be available to everyone for any help or guidance.
Shield of the Barony
Requirement to compete: the fighter has been fighting for less than three years and has never won another tournament. In addition this champion must be willing to swear an Oath of Fealty to the Coronets and that they be available to conduct the following years tournament. 

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Arts & Sciences Activities

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Registration Information

Pre-registration is not required, but highly suggested if you wish to RV camp. Pre-registration will be available after January 1, 2020.

Accessibility Information

Accessible parking is available, as well as indoor restrooms and showers.  RV camping with water and power hookups available on a first come first served basis.  You may wish to pre-register if you intend to camp in your RV.

Site Fees

Fee Type


Site Fee $15 per person (children under 17 are guests of the barony)
Tent fee $5 per night (no member discount; this fee is paid to site)
Wet RV hookup $15 per night (no member discount; this fee is paid to site)
Dry RV hookup $10 per night (no member discount; this fee is paid to site)
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Meal Information

Many restaurants near by.  

Tournament Information

Friday Night Fights! The Torchlight Tourney will return for your heavy needs! Info to come. 

Daffodil Target Archery Tourney! Info to come.

Daffodil Heavy Combat Archery Tourney! Info to come. 

Shield of the Barony Tourney! If you have been fighting for less than 3 years and never won a tourney before, you qualify! The winner of this tourney will be the Blatha an Oir Shield Champion, and will be expected to serve for 1 year and run the tourney to find their successor. 

Youth and Family Activities

Open! What can you bring?

Volunteer Information

We need Gate volunteers, instructors to volunteer, demos to volunteer, YAFA mentors to volunteer! 

Merchant Information

Looking for merchants who make their wares, or sell handmade arts and products.  Merchant space is limited, and there is no fee to merchant, a donation to baronial largess is appreciated. Regular camping fees apply. 

Classes Offered

We are looking for instructors for A&S classes in all genres and invite any who wish to share their knowledge of the Medieval Arts and Sciences to teach a class, no matter where you reside in the known world. This is our Barony’s main learning event of the year; we encourage all to attend whether a beginner looking to begin a new skill, or a master craftsman, and are looking for a wide range of classes to fill those needs.There will be space to set up if you prefer a demonstration lay-out –blacksmiths, weavers, cooks, glass beads, wire-weaving, martial technique, all are welcome! Spaces will be available both indoors and out, with some area set aside for the Baronial A&S and Bardic Championships. It is our hope that we will have classes geared not only for fibers, food, music, and fire, but also for those looking to add to their fighter’s kit, to learn about becoming a junior marshal, or even for hunting, hawking and more.

If you are interested in teaching please email the event steward, at ladymaire_bardatoutlookdotcom

Please include the following:

SCA Name
Modern Name
Email: (for myself and potential students to contact you)
Preferred time you want to teach: (morning or afternoon)
Name of Class:
Number of Students you feel comfortable teaching at one time:
Description of your class: (Include any fees or materials that your students need to bring, if this is suitable for youth or teens to attend, and so forth)
Items you may need from the event steward:(tables, electricity, water, etc.)


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