Acorn XIV

 

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Fergus the Red
Date: August 16 , 2002 until August, 18 2002
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on August 16th 2002
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on August 18th 2002

Event site:
Willamette Mission State Park
10991 Wheatland Rd NE Gervais, OR 97026



Join the shires of Mountain Edge, Coeur du Val, Dragon’s Mist, and Dun an Calaidh for Acorn War X1V!

Heavy Fighting activities this year:
War scenarios on Saturday for heavy fighting with lights. War field is much smaller this year. Armor inspection starts at 10 AM and fighting to start at 11 AM.
Never Won a Tourney Tourney on Sunday for heavies. Armor inspection starts at 9 AM and fighting to start at 10 AM.

Rapier and Equestrian actives are being planned as well.

Saturday Archery actives and Tournaments:

It will be an open range for archery this year. This means you may come and shoot at any time that there is a range marshal present. You may shoot any round at any time, except novelty rounds, and you may shoot as many as you like. Your highest score for each round on Saturday will be entered in the tournament. Awards will be presented Saturday evening.

The rounds for adults are:

An Tir Royal Round
York Round
Combat One-on-One Round
Novelty {Type to be announced}
Iron Archer

To qualify for the Iron Archer Prize you must compete in all of the contests on the same day {Saturday} and have the highest cumulative score. There will be a scroll for the winner of each round, and a prize for the Iron Archer. There will be space for children’s royal rounds all day as well. The highest scorer for Saturday will also receive a winners scroll.

The Archery Range will officially open at 10am Saturday, it will close down for an hour during mid day so the marshals can eat and open again till 7pm.

Range rules are as follows; No shooting will be allowed unless a range marshal is present and attending the shooting line. There will be the 10-foot line rule in affect. That means if you are not shooting, or coaching, you must remain 10 feet behind the shooting line. Please remember to speak quietly so as not to distract the competitors. Children must be accompanied by a legal guardian to be able to shoot.

Other activities include: Straw into Gold Contest, Siege Engine Bocce, Fighting Favor Contest

Saturday we have two tracks of classes scheduled:

Track A:

10 AM; Introduction to Bookbinding, Sven Odineye, 2 hours: This class will introduce you to the process of period book binding. While there is not enough time for you to make your own book on site, you will get to do some of the processes yourself. You will also receive written and illustrated instructions to take home. All materials provided by instructor. No fee. Class size is unlimited.

12 PM; Newcomer Discussion Brown Bag, 2 hours. A very informal chance for new people to meet together over some snacks (please bring your lunch if you wish) to discuss newcomer and particular local issues, volunteerism, brainstorming, simple courtesy, resources and how to find your own style in this large Framework of the Society. Everyone interested is encouraged to attend. Chatelaines, Gold Key, and other Welcome Wagon folks are encouraged to attend to help answer questions, network and learn a little from each other as well. Snacks and handouts will be provided free of charge. No Fee. No Limit.

1 PM; Make a Viking Hanky (Introduction to Making Chain Mail), Arnorr Graybeard, 2 hours. The basics of making chain mail from scratch. Topics covered will include wire types, winding the rings, and weaving the mail. Feel free to come and watch. If you want to try your hand at linking the rings, bring *two* (2) pairs of ordinary pliers (NOT needle nose) and lots of patience.
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Track B:
10AM; Very Beginning Drop-Spindle, Bridgit, 1hour. An introduction to making string (or, blessed are they who go ’round in circles) for the Absolute Beginner. Supplies will be provided. If you wish to take your drop-spindle and almost-yarn home to keep working on it, please bring $5 to cover the cost of the materials.

11 AM; Feast Gear (Beyond the thrift-store wooden plate), HL Senhora Rafaella d’Allemtejo, 1 hour. Have an informal chat and look at pictures of dishes and utensils that can move you beyond that old wooden plate you picked up in A.S. Dirt (or maybe just last month) at the local thrift store. We’ll look at modern equivalents that won’t break your bank and decorating tips to make your table-setting at upcoming feasts the envy of those around you.

2 PM; Period Pre-cooking for Camping Events, HL Senhora RafaellaD’Allemtejo; 1 hr.: Another informal chat on how to eat more medievally at events. With a little planning and pre-cooking, it’s not as hard as it may seem. We’ll share tips and tricks on encampment cooking and meal-planning for camping events.

Other Saturday Activities:

7 PM, Scottish Rules Croquet, HL Lord Ciaran Cluana Ferta; time negotiable. Play the *silliest* game of croquet you ever encountered.

9: PM,. Things Are Looking Up, Arnorr Graybeard; as late as you want to go. *Provided* the weather is clear, study the stars and constellations with a couple of experienced astronomers. At least one telescope will be present (telescopes are Period!). The moon will be in first-quarter; bring binoculars for a really good view.

Sunday’s Activities;

10 AM, Bocce and its Variations, HL Lord Ciaran Cluana Ferta. Great silliness.

10 AM, Siege Engine Bocce Ball. Morgan to hold on the Archery Range. (Time is tentative)

11 AM, Tour of Local Plants, HL Tamar the Serene; 1 hr. a walking tour of the event site examining the local flora, some of which were known and used in Period time. We will be covering about a mile (level); bring water, sturdy shoes, and a sun-hat.

Site info:

Location: 9345 Steel Bridge Rd, Sheridan, OR 97378-9552. This is a primitive site, there will be a water hose away from the camping area. Bringing your own drinking water is recommended. Above ground fires only, weather permitting. Must clear the grass around the fire pit and have means of extinguishing the fire. There is a river on site. Parents, please watch your children.

Site opens 12pm, August 16. Site closes 6pm, August 18.

For all of you shoppers out there, we have 15 or so different merchants who will be setting up their stores for your shopping enjoyment.

Gold Key will be available in the Red and Black pavilion in the afternoon.

Site Fee:
0-5 = free
6-12 = $5.00 or $ 3 day trip fee.
13-Adult = $10.00 or $5 day trip fee.
There is a modern family cap of $30.00. Make checks payable to SCA, inc. The Shire of Mt. Edge.

Event Steward:
Fergus the Red 503-324-9996, moc.liamtoh@derehtsugreF
Merchant Steward:
Alida Susa Yasamin 541-996-8822, ten.vtbew@redaertsiL-ACS
Equestrian Steward:
Shelly Taranoff 503-266-7218, moc.tencara@izigim.



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