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: & Amhran a’Leigheas (Suzanne) 208-270-3043, e-mail:

FIGHTING COORDINATOR: Sir Bohun the Black (Adrian Kuhn) 801-856-3621, e-mail:

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

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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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Questing Quill – February 2014

The February Questing Quill is now online.

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Update for the A&S Competition for Defenders

*This announcement supersedes all others previously made for the A&S Competition during the Defenders Tournament.*

Unto the Populace of the Barony of Loch Salann and the Lords and Ladies who guide Her, I give greetings!

On behalf of Their Excellencies, Dunkr and Oonaugh, our most noble Baron and Baroness, I have the great honor to announce the details of the Baronial Arts & Sciences Competition to be held during the 2014 Defenders Tournament on March 8, 2014.

Participants must submit 3 items from at least two of the grand categories of arts and sciences. Registration and display will begin promptly at 10:00 am on March 8. The documentation requirement is a 3-5 page summary (not including pictures) due at registration. The summary will be displayed with the entries for judges to read during their evaluation. Judging will begin at 12:00. Artisans not wishing to compete for the championship are still encouraged to submit entries to receive feedback on their work and show off their skills.

The Prize Categories are:
1) Baronial A&S Champion
2) Baron & Baroness’ Choice
3) Populace Choice
4) Youth Arts & Sciences Champion

I’m keeping the entries light in order to encourage more people to participate. I pray this information is useful. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns.

At your service,

Tomás Álvaro Calderón
Minister of Arts & Sciences
Barony of Loch Salann

*This announcement supersedes all others previously made for the A&S Competition during the Defenders Tournament.*

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Defenders Tournament 2014 Information

Dear daring denizens of the distinguished demesnes Loch Salann,
Behold, the dastardly demon decapod deigns to descend upon our dignified domain yet again on March 8th 2014. He has disremembered how our dashing defenders decisively defeated him last year. Be warned! We have received disgustingly dreadful documents reporting that this deleterious degenerate is determined to dismember our delightful and somewhat dashing dignitary Dunkr. Daring defenders, we deeply desire your aid to deliver dear Dunkr from this disastrous demise.

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Questing Quill – January 2014

dec2013The January Questing Quill is now online.

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2014 Indoor Archery Practice Schedule

The new schedule has been posted on the Archery Practice page. Click the link to check it out!

2014 Indoor Archery Practice Schedule.

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Holiday Fighter Practice Schedule

Greetings All!  We will NOT be have practice for the next 2 weeks due to Christmas being next Wednesday and New Years day being the week after. See you again next year on 1/08/2014.

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