Winter Fighter Practice 2014


As many of you may have heard, we have lost our winter site for fighter practice. We are actively looking for a new site. In the meantime Loch Salann Fighter practice will be held this week 10/15/2014 at Sugarhouse Park. Due to early sunset, we will be starting early. Connall will be on site with loaner gear as close to 5:30 as possible. Hope to see many of you there. We will post a weekly notice about the location of practice until a new site is found.

The light has gone from these lands once again, so it is time for the Loch Salann War Machine to move indoors and begin preparations for next years campaigning season.

Starting 10/01 Fighter practice will be at its winter site in the warehouse of the Zions bank building located at 1635 S Redwood Road from 7 to 9 PM. The entrance is located behind the bank (next to the drive through).

Please do not block the ATM and car pool lane (parking is somewhat limited close to the building).


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Questing Quill – October 2014

The October Questing Quill is now online.

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Questing Quill – September 2014

The September Questing Quill is now online.

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Questing Quill – August 2014

The August Questing Quill is now online.

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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 ( 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



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: & 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 – May 2014

The May Questing Quill is now online.

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