Barons War 2014

Baron’s War is coming! 8/8- 8/10

One Machiavellian scheme after another has plagued our fair realm. Plot and counterplot; lies, tricks, and deceit. It seems as if we are no longer in fair Artemisia but in Constantinople and the Byzantine Empire; that ancient land of intrigue. It will not be long until war erupts. The main antagonists in this sordid affair are the beautiful Barony of Gryphon’s Lair, and the most honorable and ancient Barony of Loch Salaan; however, in this perfectly Byzantine mess, any court or landed Baron, may sponsor fighters and lead them in to battle… to further their own schemes or those of their allies. Join us as the Barons air their grievances in red war.

This war will take place within the borders of Gryphon’s Lair at the Mount Ogden Archery range from August 8th – 10th, 2014.
Site: Mount Ogden Archery Range – Stoddard, UT
Directions: Address is approximately 1257 West Old Highway Rd in Morgan UT; Take your best route to I-84 in South Weber, Utah. From I-84 take exit 96 (Peterson/Stoddard). Follow the signs toward Stoddard. From the West, turn left, then at the ‘T’, turn right. About a mile down the road you will see the range on your right. Turn right at the Mount Ogden Archery gate.

Site fees
$5 NMS applies
Make checks payable to: Barony of Gryphon’s Lair
Camping :
Adults 16 and up: 15.00 weekend/camp.
Youth 5-15 YOA: 10.00 weekend/camp
Under 5: free
Family cap for weekend/ camp: 45.00
Single day:
Adults 16 and up: 10.00 day
Youth 5-15 YOA: 5.00 day
Under 5 : free
Family Cap: 30.00 day

Schedule of events:
The site opens a 12pm on Friday, and closes 12pm on Sunday. Activities include A&S displays and competitions, a glorious Bardic, a no hat/no belt party, and, of course, the fighting. More details to follow.

Event stewards:

Lady Mairwen verch Cerridwen (n_a_garcia@yahoo.com) and Perry Gordon

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Questing Quill – July 2014

The July Questing Quill is now online.

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Questing Quill – June 2014

The June Questing Quill is now online.

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Baronial Fundraiser

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From Lord Heinrich:

I will have some portable holes at both Melee Madness and Uprising. All proceeds will go to the updating of the Barony loaner gear.

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Melee Madness 2014

Loch Salann Melee Madness

“The time has come (Sir Michael says) to speak of many things; of shoes and ships and sealing wax, and cabbages and YET ANOTHER Loch Salann Melee Madness!!”

This unique & ancient event will occur on June 7th & 8th 2014, at its equally unique, incredibly ancient and honorable site at the castle in back of the Utah State Hospital in Provo, Utah. Fighting, archery, thrown weapons, relaxing in the sun – what more could you want? Come on out! Join the crowd! Enjoy the day! Opening announcements are tentatively planned for 10:00 am on Sat. (or whenever the event steward thinks that enough fighters have shown up.) The more fighters we have, the more fun the castle siege scenarios will be!! While all this is going on, the competitions for Baronial archery and thrown weapons champions will also be taking place. On Sunday morning, weather allowing, House Catwing & Hold Tyte will hold their annual pas d’armes, open to all fighters; see the event steward for details. Bring your nicest banners and fighting clothes, and display your skills at weapons and words. Note: fiberglass spears with 2: Mandrake stabbing tips will NOT be allowed at this event!

If you’ve ever wanted to run/sponsor an activity/contest or teach a class (fighting or non-fighting), this is the place to do it; just clear it with the even steward and appropriate coordinator. While the site will officially OPEN by 8:00 am on Saturday and CLOSE at 10:00 pm on Sunday, we will be allowed to set up tents Friday night after 5:30 pm. Unless told otherwise, camping is only allowed this year on the field in front of the castle; please contact the event steward beforehand if you plan on camping overnight. Even though this will be a 2-day activity, participants are encouraged to come early on Sat., and bring picnic lunches and sunshades/tents (although there are numerous shade trees). This is a very dry site! Because this is a state facility, anyone bringing alcoholic beverages onsite or found to be in an inebriated condition must be politely asked to leave immediately! Off-site merchants are only 4-6 minutes away, and while ground fires or open flames are not permitted, off-ground firepits, hibachis and gas grills are. Pets are welcome if accompanied by responsible owners. The SITE FEE is $7 for adults (18 yrs. old and older), $4 for youths, 5 yrs. old and younger are free and pregnant ladies get a $2 rebate; per family cap of $22 (not per household!). Make checks payable to “Barony of Loch Salann, SCA, Inc.”.

DIRECTIONS: Take I-15 to the Provo Center Street exit 267; drive east on Center Street (abt. 2 miles) and enter the hospital grounds. Continue east and turn left at the large planter in the road; follow the road around and up to the castle area (the “off limits” signs aren’t meant for us).

EVENT STEWARDS: Sir Michael the Lucky (Michael Huston) 801-645-5651, e-mail: sirmll@aol.com & Amhran a’Leigheas (Suzanne) 208-270-3043, e-mail: whtwtrldy@yahoo.com

FIGHTING COORDINATOR: Sir Bohun the Black (Adrian Kuhn) 801-856-3621, e-mail: Bowen_the_Black@yahoo.com

NON-FIGHTING ACTIVITIES COORDINATORS: Mistress Amanda de Spencer (Janice Spencer-Wise) & Lady Arianna Rhosyn (Lisa Anderson) lbanderson516@gmail.com 801-897-7412 (Youth Activities)

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Questing Quill – May 2014

The May Questing Quill is now online.

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Summer Archery Site 2014

ARCHERS! Good news! A very kind and generous gentleman is allowing us the use of his property in Draper. This Thursday we will begin our outdoor shooting season on that site.

Address is: 13076 South Wheatfield way (40 west), Draper, UT 84020

His property is just north of IKEA and the new RC Wiley’s. Best way to enter is off of the frontage road (Pony Express Drive) just west of the freeway. His home is at the end of the street in the circle.

A few things:

1st: Please be careful when parking. The street is narrow. Please do not block any of his vehicles or any of the neighbor’s driveways. We would like to keep his neighbors happy.

2nd: He is not asking for any payment for use of his property. As repayment for his generosity I am going to be organizing work parties to cut down weeds. Please look for those announcements.

3rd: When you see Jonathan Spencer-Priebe, give him a pat on the back. His efforts helped secure this site.

See you Thursday!

Thank you!
Aingeal

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Questing Quill – April 2014

The April Questing Quill is now online.

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Questing Quill – March 2014

The March Questing Quill is now online.

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Defenders Armored Tourney **Update**

To all Armored Fighters of Artemisia!
Here is the format for The Barony of Loch Salann’s Defender’s Tourney, March 8, 2014!

In the tradition of the great tournaments of the late 12th century, this year’s tournament will be in two parts. For the first part, the battle lines will be drawn up in a snow ball tourney format, ending with only two sides. The captain of the winning team will be given 2 points towards receiving the title of Defender.
For the second, there will be a William Marshal tourney of singles combat. All fighters may challenge any other fighter, of any rank, as often as they wish, with whatever weapon format they wish. For ransoms, the rank of each fighter will be worth a point value.
1 pt. for untitled fighters and those with Award of Arms
2 pts. For Squires and/ or Grant of Arms
3 pts. For any Peerage
4 pts. For Royal Peers (including Court Baronies)
Once defeated, the winner is awarded the highest point value of the vanquished (no adding up points for double peers and such). Points will be recorded for the victors.
The William Marshal will be fought for a 2 hour period. At the end of that period, the fighter with the second highest score will be awarded 2 points towards the title of Defender. The fighter with the highest score will be awarded 3 points towards the title.
This means, if a fighter wins the Snowball and comes in Second in the William Marshal list, he will be the new Defender.
Tie scores will be dealt with accordingly and in a proper fashion.
So bring all your toys and be sure to bring something for drinking water as well.
It will be a Glorious day!
Count Ralf le Bigod

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