Baron’s Ball

 

Hosted in-person by Device of Wastekeep

The Barony of Wastekeep (Tri-Cities, WA)

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Ysabella Greene
Date: September 30 , 2022 until October, 2 2022
Site opens at: 12:00 PM on September 30th 2022
Site closes at: 4:00 PM on October 2th 2022

Event site:
Horn Rapids County Park
NSA Benton City, WA 99320



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

Wastekeep’s annual fall celebration. Join us for the last camping event of the season

Join us for the last camping event of the season and enjoy a weekend of fighting, merriment, classes, dancing and of course Baronial competitions.

Wastekeep will be looking for their new Arts and Science and Bardic Champions at Barons Ball this year!  

Wastekeep Bardic Championship. Bring your best! Judging by their Excellencies. Extra points will be awarded for performing period pieces.

ELEVATIONS HAPPENINGS!
Baroness Gudrun will be elevated to Pelican.

Seamus and Gudrun Vigils to happen Friday evening.

SHOWERS are on site bring your quarters!!

 

FIGHTER INFORMATION

PLEASE bring your fighters card as they will be checked when you sign into lists.  Do not rely on internet to find it online as it is very spotty service!

Fighters just like September crown event team, we are requesting that you please bring your own water vessels to the Eric while you are fighting. We are trying to reduce the use of plastic water bottles.

Prizes!!!

Heavy fighters have you ever wanted a beautiful painted hilt for your sword?? Well this year the amazing Jadwiga Radomyskowa has offered to do just that! This years heavy prize will be a beautiful hand painted hilt!

Rapier fighters a new dagger has been donated by Baron Thorkel Paulson. Come and fight in the Rapier Rose memorial tournament on Sunday morning. You must have an inspiration with you for this tournament. ( If you don’t have one I’m sure we can find one to inspire you that day 😉)

 

Some fun for Baron’s Ball this year.

Defenestrator:

de·fen·es·trate
/dēˈfenəˌstrāt/

verb
1. 1. �RARE�throw (someone) out of a window.

The Barony of Wastekeep is looking for a new Defenestrator. This position wasn’t filled at Springfest, so We’re looking to fill it this year at Baron’s Ball.

Description of the job – “Given for excellence in the description of torture. Said individual is charged with carrying out all required tortures proclaimed by the Baron and/or Baroness.”

Regalia – if chosen, you will be responsible for a whip on a belt favor and an executioners ax.

History: Wastekeep is not known for its tall towers. In times past, when an individual needed to be defenestrared, there would… from time to time… be the need for said individual to receive prior application of influence, perhaps multiple attempts at said defenestration. The job was created to help facilitate such actions.

To apply – submit a written application of intent to Her Excellency Gudrun by 4pm, Saturday October 1st, AS 57. Application should include who you are, and your favorite way to… influence… individuals that may have the need to be… influenced. Said influence may or may not include defenestration.

Remember – this is all in good fun!

 

 


This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - King
Royal Presence - Queen
Is an online meeting
Has Merchants
Has Classes
Offers Youth & Family activities
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Allows pets (check for details)


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

Registration Information

Please contact event steward at moc.liamg@nehcraprehtaeh if you will be bringing an RV to reserve a space.

Electrical hook up will be available. There is a dump station on site.

 

As of September 22nd all RV spots are full!

Accessibility Information

The event site is a grass park that seems to be pretty level.

event will be held on one side of the park while the camping will be held on the camping area on the other side of the park 😉

 

Large Gravel Parking lot for Vehicles

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Gate fee 25.00
Day Trip 20.00
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

 

There will be NO PAYPAL     Please bring cash or check made out to sca, inc Barony of Wastekeep

Event Schedule

Time Activity Location
Friday Sept 30, 2022
8:00 am Set up of event Horn Rapids Park
Noon Gate opens for Event
2:00 pm List will open for all Tournaments  Will be by Gate
7:00 pm Torch Light Rapier Tournament On the Erics
Vigils will start
Saturday Oct 1, 2022
7:30 am Gate opens

9:00 am    Opening Court  (those competing for A/S Championship should be at Court)

10:00 am    Flemish Bow String Class ($10 per person, 6 max) 90 minute class. Will leave with Jig.
10:30 am     Lists Close
11:00 am    A/S Competition entries to be turned in
Archery Range opens
Italian Longsword for Cut and Thrust Class by Master Killian MacThoy
11-1              You Can be a YAC Marshal Class with HL Rashida
11-3 pm        Armor inspections/ Heavy Fighting Scenarios start ran by Sir Nicholas de Beaumont
12:00 pm     Cut and Thrust Practice

12-12:20     YAC List, armor and weapon inspections

12:20-1    YAC tourney

2:30 pm        Family Activity (Veggie animals with Baron Thorkell)
3:30 pm       Headwraps Beyond Turbans Class (Bring a large Scarf if you want to practice).
4:00 pm       Arts and Science Presentations for Championships
4:30 pm       Dancing with Duchess Stjarna
5:00 pm      Chivalry Meeting
6:30 pm       Closing Court and Bardic Championship

Those who are competing for Bardic Championship need to declare their intent to HL Svanna Styrkarsdottir by 5 pm Saturday

Sunday Oct 2, 2022
9:00 am Gate opens
9:30 am list opens
10 am Rapier Rose Memorial Tournament, you must have an
Inspiration!

Closing Court 15 minutes after Rose Tournament

4:00 pm Event ends

 

Schedule may change at any time 🙂

Meal Information

No feast or meals planned.

Site is VERY VERY discreetly wet. Please place beverages in a period vessel  

Tournament Information

Heavy tournaments

Barons Ball Heavy Fighting Scenarios by Sir Nicholas de Beaumont

1. 15 minute Ransom Battle: Combatants gain points in this scenario by capturing hostages, and ransoming them for a number of points reflective of their rank. Unbelted fighters are worth 1 point, Knights are worth 3 points, Counts and Dukes are worth 6 points, and Kings are worth 10 points. When struck a killing blow in this scenario a combatant freezes instead of returning to their resurrection point. If a teammate places their weapon/hand on them and escorts them back, they resurrect as normal. If an opponent places a weapon/hand on them they are captured, and the fatally struck combatant MUST move with their captor to the captors’ score keeper and report their rank clearly. Once the appropriate points are allotted to their captor, the prisoner returns to their own resurrection point and proceeds as normal.
*if the weapon/hand is lifted from the felled combatant, they freeze again. Meaning they can potentially be rescued before they are ransomed, or else recaptured.

2. 10/10 minute Castle Battle: Traditional Barons Ball Scoring, Kills Minus Deaths. This is the only battle in which weapons over 6′ weapons are permitted.

3. 15 minute Ransom Battle: this is simply a second run of the first scenario.

4. 15 minute Boat or Cliff Battle : Traditional Barons Ball Scoring, Kills Minus Deaths.

*No weapons over 7.5′ are permitted in any scenario.
**Weapons over 6′ are ONLY permitted in the castle battle.
***no thrown or missile weapons, as this is a tournament not a conventional war.

Who will walk away with the battered helm? Not the sharpest knife of Wastekeep, who will be the bearer of this regalia for the following year?

Rapier

  • memorial rose tournament which will be a tavern style tournament on Sunday morning. This will be a memorial tourney for (Master Ulrik) Dominik el Barok.

There will be a Cut and Thrust practice on Saturday

NO combat archery!!! 

 

YAC TOURNAMENT NOON-1:00 PM

  1. MIC: Rashida bint Yusuf, Senior YAC Marshal
    Time: YAC inspections and Lists- 20 min window, Authorizations and Fighting ~40 min. Youth of An Tir, come to the YAC Tourney at Baron’s Ball. Join in on warm-up sparring with your friends, 2-on-2 battles, and a baby bear pit to finish things off. Prizes will be awarded to our most chivalric fighter, and the person with the best death!Authorizations will be available during this Event, *but only for potential combatants who bring their own waivers and paperwork (Forms 52 and 53)* and are ready to test into their appropriate age Divisions. This is NOT a practice, so previous experience is required. Please contact the Wastekeep Marshallate in advance if you are in need of loaner gear (Rashida herself doesn’t have loaner gear).
    Please refer to “An Tir Book of Youth Armored Combat”, Second Edition 2019 for current rules and inspection standards. Manual may be found on the An Tir Library website.

 

Youth and Family Activities

Barons Ball favorite and traditional animal veggie contest!  Bring your small (ages 3-16) to the activity to build a veggie animal. Parent must accompany child.

Volunteer Information

We will be looking for Volunteers to help in the the following areas.

  • gate
  • marshaling
  • youth activities
  • rapier Marshalls
  • lists

Merchant Information

IF you would like to merchant your wares we would be happy to accommodate you!  Donation to our Largess is the cost to merchant this year.  Please email the event stewards with a request for space and what you will be selling please.

Merchants attending:

  • Morgaina wares (pottery)
  • Dragonskiln studio (pottery)
  • Sidequest forge ( garb, jewelry, pouches, feast gear)

 

Classes Offered

Class Coordinator: HL Lucia Robertsdottir can be reached at moc.liamg@ymmomreprah if you would like to teach a class at Barons Ball.    Watch here for updates to the classes 🙂

Classes scheduled so far

  1.  Intro into Italian longsword for cut and Thrust with Master Killian MacThoy
  2. YOUTH ARMOR COMBAT MARSHAL CLASS! Get authorized at Barons Ball!!YOU can YAC Marshal!
    Teacher: HL Rashida bint Yusuf, Senior YAC Marshal
    Length: 2 hours (1 hr. class followed by 1 hr. practical YAC Tourney)
    Outcome: With the successful completion of this class, an included practical, and a background check, you will be authorized as a Youth Armored Combat Junior Marshal!
    Expired YAC Marshals: Attend class, participate in the practical, and submit a BG Check to regain your previous Junior or Senior status. You (yes, YOU!) can become an An Tir Youth Armored Combat Marshal! NO previous experience needed!
    Come to class and learn how to submit the paperwork for a background check, what the conventions of combat are for all YAC age divisions, how to run practices, do the paperwork, and help kids fall in love with this sport that is a piece of our Dream.
    A YAC Tourney is on the schedule for Baron’s Ball– Marshals in training will help with weapon and armor inspections and receive practical experience in our second hour of class.
    Please RSVP your attendance to Rashida (alkoppel <at> gmail.com) to be guaranteed a class packet. Drop-ins are welcome; you can take notes and/or photos of the packet while attending class. Youth Armored Combat at Baron’s Ball!
    MIC: Rashida bint Yusuf, Senior YAC Marshal
    Time: YAC inspections and Lists- 20 min window, Authorizations and Fighting ~40 min. Youth of An Tir, come to the YAC Tourney at Baron’s Ball. Join in on warm-up sparring with your friends, 2-on-2 battles, and a baby bear pit to finish things off. Prizes will be awarded to our most chivalric fighter, and the person with the best death!Authorizations will be available during this Event, *but only for potential combatants who bring their own waivers and paperwork (Forms 52 and 53)* and are ready to test into their appropriate age Divisions. This is NOT a practice, so previous experience is required. Please contact the Wastekeep Marshallate in advance if you are in need of loaner gear (Rashida herself doesn’t have loaner gear).
    Please refer to “An Tir Book of Youth Armored Combat”, Second Edition 2019 for current rules and inspection standards. Manual may be found on the An Tir Library website.
  3. Flemish twist bow strings. Taught by Bacchus. Class is $10.00 and can accommodate 6 students who will leave with a jig. Others may watch and audit the class ( class is 90 minutes)
  4. Head wraps- beyond turbans. Bring a large scarf to class if you would like to practice.
  5. Dancing with Duchess Stjarna


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