Bar Gemels


Hosted in-person by Device of Terra Pomaria

The Barony of Terra Pomaria (Marion, Polk & Lincoln Counties, OR )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Lindis de Aquisgranno
Date: April 22 , 2022 until April, 24 2022
Site opens at: 3:00 PM on April 22th 2022
Site closes at: 12:00 PM on April 24th 2022

Event site:
Camp Taloali
15934 N. Santiam Hwy SE Stayton, OR 97383

This is a Level 1: Other (Branch primary events of regional or Kingdom interest) event.

Bar Gemels April 22-24 in Stayton, Oregon.

Pre-registration is closed

Pre-reg Link:

Bar Gemels will return this year! The tavern is open and will have period games on the tables, musicians playing throughout the hall, a warm fire, and hot food for weary travelers.
The Tavern will provide meals each day for a fee. You may preregister for a meal plan for the weekend for $35. Prices for ala cart meal tickets will be available for purchase at the event.

Fighters, both heavy and fencers alike, will be ousted to the field when brawls start to see who will be left standing. The ever-popular Bar Wench Smackdown will occur.

Bar Gemels will host the Principality of the Summits Archery and Thrown Weapons Championships this year! More information to come!

The Terra Pomaria Bardic Championship will be held on Saturday with an informal bardic Friday evening.

We will also hold a Silent Auction fundraiser for Camp Taloali, a camp for children who are d/Deaf and or Hard of Hearing community members.

Merchants are full!

Bunks are full!

Please register for RV space in advance. Space is limited.

Non-Member Adult-$20
Member Adult- $15
Member Adult Day trip- $10
Non-Member Adult Day trip- $15
Bunk rental- $10
Merchant fee- donation for largess
Weekend meal plan- $35

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This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - Summits
Has Merchants
Offers Youth & Family activities
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Thrown Weapon activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)
Offers a feast or meal
Offers enhanced accessibility (check for details)

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This is a Level 1: Other (Branch primary events of regional or Kingdom interest) event.

3:00 PM12:00 PM

Bar Gemels April 22-24 in Stayton, Oregon. Event will be held at Camp Taloali. Cabin bunks are full.

Registration Information

Pre-registration is closed. You will be able to pay via PayPal prior to or cash or check at the event.

The Pre-registration form includes bunk reservations, meal tickets, regular camping, and RV reservations.

If you have questions, please contact the event stewards.

Accessibility Information

Site Accessibility information:
Camp Taloali has ADA accessible amenities. Roads and paths are gravel/dirt. Site is flat with few hills and inclines. Most cabins have a step up to enter. Cabins with ramps available upon request. Cabins are equipped with bunk beds, storage cabinets, electricity, and heaters. Limited outlets in each cabin, bring an extension cord if you need to run medical equipment.
There are permanent restroom facilities equipped with an ADA standard size stall and showers. Portable restrooms will be placed near the cabins.
ADA Parking is available.
If you need accommodations or additional information, please contact Baroness Genevieve Choue

Event Schedule

Time Activity Location
Friday 3pm Site opens
Sat 8am Breakfast
10am Court
11am Tournaments and a&s
4pm court
6pm Dinner/auction
7pm Bardic
Sun 8am Breakfast
Noon Site closes

Meal Information

Meals will be served for a nominal fee Friday evening, Saturday morning, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast.

You may purchase meals in advance through the prereg process (highly encouraged!) Or ala cart at the event.


This is an almost complete menu. There are Vegetarian and GF options in every meal.


Friday Dinner (6pm-8pm-possibly extended depending on need)

Beef Barley Soup 

Hungarian Mushroom Soup (Vegetarian)

French Onion Soup (vegetarian/vegan/ GF)

Mhairi’s Chicken pies (limited servings)

Mhairi’s Mushroom Pie (limited servings)

Fresh baked Sourdough 

Ginger cookies or Fruit for Dessert


Saturday Breakfast (8am-10am) (pending morning court)

Pork Sausage links (GF)

Oatmeal with fixings (Vegan, GF)

Sausage-plant based (Vegan)

Hard Boiled Eggs

Cheese cubes

Sauteed Apples (veg, Vegan, GF)


Saturday Lunch (12:30-2:30) (flexible to match event schedule)

(In case of cold- Soup will also be an option)

Ploughman’s lunch (5 items)  

Meats- Sausage, Salami Ham, or Turkey

Cheeses- Swiss, Gouda, White Cheddar, Jack

Breads – French roll or Bacon Beer bread

Fruit (Apples, pears, mandarins, maybe strawberries)

Salad (cucumber salad)

Boiled eggs


Dried Fruits and nuts


Saturday Dinner (after Court until for 1.5-2 hours)

 (going to try to have some easy kid friendly stuff in case of long court)


Pork with apples and onions in sauce (period plausible) (GF)

Chicken In Orange Sauce

Asparagus Risotto (vegetarian, GF)


Armored Turnips (like potatoes au gratin) (vegetarian)

Makrouns (Mac and Cheese) (Vegetarian)

Roasted root Vegetables  (vegan, GF)

Mushrooms and Leeks (Vegan, GF)

Desserts (after or with dinner) 

Bread Pudding

Lemon Sauce or Caramel Sauce

 Poached Pears with honey wine syrup


Sunday Breakfast (8am to whenever) 

Cinnamon Rolls

Fresh Fruit



Island Breakfast 

Loco moco- A fried egg on top of burger pattie On a bed of rice Covered in brown gravy 


Dawn patrol- Eggs, spam or bacon, and toast


Tournament Information

Bardic Championship for Terra Pomaria!

Entrants for the Championship are asked to prepare two pieces.

One of the entries should have a connection to pre-16th century bardic arts in one of the following areas: Music, lyrics, stories, dance, theater, etc.
Verbal documentation is sufficient for entry.

The second entry can be anything the artist would like to preform in any style.

Anyone is welcome to preform a piece without entering the championship.

For questions, please contact the current bardic champion of Terra Pomaria, Emellyn Fulready.

Please present letters of intent to Their Excellencies Terra Pomaria.


Bar gemels heavy fighting

There will be two tournaments this year.

First, there will be the first Sir Dublin O’Guin Bar Gemels Memorial Tournament.

This will be a standard double elimination tournament. The first round will be fought with glaives in memory of Sir Dublin’s impressive skill with a glaive. All the rest of the rounds will be fighter’s best weapon style.

The Second tournament will be a day long tournament called, “Bar gemels duels”

This is an experimental tournament that is meant to celebrate the fun and frivolity of this event as well as cater top those that can never eat enough rattan.

The list for this tournament will open at 8:00am and the tournament will begin at 9:00 and will end 1 hour prior to evening court.

The premise is this, all fighters will remain in armor for as long as they want to participate.

The fights are based on challenges to duel. Challenges can be made at any time and at any place on site. For example, two fighters may be walking around sight and see each other in armor and one may issue the challenge to duel, or fighters may be playing cards in the tavern and may issue a duel, etc.


  1. All the normal rules of the list apply, in particular any fighter may refuse a challenge with no dishonor. If a challenge is refused, the bout is a win for the fighter issuing the challenge.
  1. All fights will take place in the eric for safety reasons and will have a heavy marshal present.
  2. The process for issuing a challenge and fighting the duel;
    1. All fighters must have a “second.” The second has the responsibility to negotiate the terms of the duel ie, weapon style, when the duel will occur, the format (one and done, best 2 out of 3, counted blows, etc.) Fighter’s may be each other’s “seconds.”
    2. Fighter A will approach Fighter B and issue a challenge with grace and civility. Bullying and inappropriate language will not be tolerated. However, we do appreciate schtick and theater.
    3. Once the terms of the duel are decided, and both parties agree, the duel will move to the eric to be fought.
    4. The bout will not be fought unless there is a marshal present.
    5. The victory and loss will be marked down on the list sheet by either the marshal or a list minister if present.
  3. The tournament victor will be the fighter with the most duel victories when time expires one hour prior to evening court.


We are going to bring back the Wandering Marshals tournaments we did a number of years ago – Any authorized fighter who wishes to, be geared up starting after the morning court and you will find a fighter and a marshal (or two) and go fight – anywhere on the grounds so long as it is a safe location and there is a wide enough birth between fighters and spectators. But remember, you have to stay with your marshals and sometimes they’ve been known to get bored and wander. Also, make sure to keep track of your wins and losses!
We will finish out the day with either a standard double elimination or a double round robin, depending on number of entrants (if under 10, we will do a double round robin, if over 10 we will have a double elimination tournament), with the following adjustments:
If a double elim, we will use your win vs loss ratio from the wandering marshals tournaments to determine who you will fight (so keep track of your wins and losses, this is on the honors system)
If a double round robin, the top 1/4 of fighters in the tournament with the highest win ratio from the wandering marshal tournaments will go into the round robin with one extra win!

Gaming- games will be played throughout the day in the main hall and outside. Whenever a person wins a game they will take a token. At the end of the day Saturday tokens will be added up and prizes will go to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd winners.

The Captain of Eagles tournament will have two regular rounds. The first will be a royal round and the second will be a combat round at a static target. All equipment for the combat round will be provided. The top scorers will face off in a wand shoot to determine the new Captain of Eagles.

For the Summits Hunter, we will also have two rounds. The first round will have the entrants throw each weapon three times (3 axes, 3 knives, 3 spears). In the second round, the entrants will throw the weapons in a predetermined order – axe, knife, spear and then spear, knife, axe. The total scores from each round will be added together to give a final total. The top scorers will go to a final where they will throw each weapon once, with the highest combined score from the final round becoming the new Summits Hunter.

Merchant Information

Merchants are welcome at Bar Gemels in a limited capacity.  Please contact Reannag Teine at to register.

Emergency Preparedness Information

Closest Hospital- Stayton Hospital

1401 N 10th Ave, Stayton, OR 97383

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