Briaroak Birl


Hosted by Device of Briaroak

The Shire of Briaroak (Roseburg, Douglas County, OR )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Rose Scarlett Graham
Date: February 2 , 2019
Site opens at: 9:00 AM on February 2th 2019
Site closes at: 9:00 PM

Event site:
Umpqua Community Center
806 Hubbard Creek Rd Umpqua, OR 97486

Welcome to a day of feasting, fighting and merriment!

Our lovely covered space will be host to three tournaments, and our indoor spaces will be open to multiple activities. We have rooms for dancing, gaming and projects. Tables and chairs will be plentiful, so feel free to bring your project.


Competitions and Combat:

At 10am we will have a Rapier Tournament to choose Briaroak’s next Rapier Defender. “To remind us all that our art is one designed around not only dueling but also civilian self defense, the combatants shall begin with sheathed swords and off-hands. The combatants will start in the center of the list field, sword hand on the opposing fighter’s shoulder. The fight shall begin at the Marshal’s command. To prevent any uncouth knifings, swords must be drawn before any off-hands can be brought into play. This is a challenge not only of skill, but of nerve and boldness. The tournament will be a single round robin, choose your pairings. May you come armed with a swift hand and sharp wits!” ~ Lord Samwell Langdon, Rapier Defender of Briaroak.

At noon we will have a Cut and Thrust tournament

At 2pm the Carlos Memorial tournament will test our heavy combatants

During the day will be a half-dozen largess competition hosted by the Shire of Briaroak. To participate, please make 6 of the same items. The winner to be decided by populous vote. Items are then given to Their Highnesses to use as largess.

To compete for the Bardic Championship, please prepare two performances for the contest and a third piece for the finals. Performances to occur during the feast.

The A&S Championship is a contest for the best Royal table setting for one; plate, cup, cutlery, etc.



9:30am: Introduction to Block Printing by Baroness Morrghan O’Siodhachain – learn a fun and period way to embellish your textiles! This class will give you to hands on practice with several different application methods. Students will leave class with their own printed fabric. Class limit 6 (auditors welcome), supply fee $5.00.

11am: Demo 101 by His Lordship Brandubh MacCairbre – how to put together a successful demo. The do’s and don’ts of demo making.

Noon: SCA 101 by Lord Sleibhin O’Leannachain – Are you new to the SCA? Learn the basics and have your questions answered

1pm:  Inclusivity and the SCA with Master Piaras : Join us for a round table discussion on issues of inclusivity, diversity, and equity and how we may best welcome ALL newcomers into the SCA with open arms and open minds.

3pm: Bardic Basics by Her Ladyship Aelis de la Rose– are you interested in doing bardic but don’t know how to start? Maybe you want to get up in front of people but it’s kind of terrifying? Come to this class to alleviate fears, learn some basics of what bardic can be, and even create a plan of how to start your entry into the world of bardic!


YAFA Activities:

10 am to 11 we will have basic heraldry and its then we will begin a small scavenger hunt that goes till the end of the event

2 pm we will play story dice

Through out the event there will be games to play and learn. We will have chess, Go (aka Igo, Weiqi, Baduk), 9 Men’s Morris, Alquerque, Mancala and the royal Game of Goose.

Please note: Youth AND Families Achievements and not a babysitting service. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.


Food and drink:

A dayboard of food will be available during the day, along with coffee, tea and cider.

At 4pm the feast will begin, if possible, please let us know if you will be joining us for the feast, the fee is included in your site fee. The site is discreetly wet. Feast Menu and ingredients are listed below.


Other Activities:

There will be a silent auction, donations are appreciated. Funds go to the Summits general fund.

This site has a fenced play area for small people!


Site info:

Site fees: Adults $20 (less $5 for members), under 17 free. Make checks payable to SCA, Inc.—Shire of Briaroak (we are unable to accept credit cards)

Site opens at 9am and closes at 9pm Saturday

Location: Umpqua Community Center, 806 Hubbard Creek Rd Umpqua, OR 97486.

Please note: there will be a specific smoking area, please only smoke/vape in that area.

The only animals permitted on site are service animals. No animals in the kitchen, please. Be sure to clean up after your pet.

Directions: Make your best way to Sutherlin, Oregon (Exit 136). Turn LEFT at the light on to Central Ave. Veer LEFT at “Y” on to Fort McKay Rd. Follow for appx. 6.5 miles, past winery. Site is the only large building on the LEFT. Look for signs.

Event steward: Mistress Rose Scarlett Graham,

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This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - Summits
Has Classes
Offers Youth & Family activities
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities

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Site Fees

Fee TypeCost*
17 and underfree
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Meal Information

A Taste of the North


First Course: 

Scandinavian Style Stone Soup – Hearty vegetable soup containing, vegetable stock, carrots, leeks, turnips, celery, bay leaf, thyme, salt, pepper, potato (as a thickener)

On the side, balls of beef, lamb, and pork, plus mushrooms and mustard sauce.

Mustard seeds, ginger, sugar, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vinegar

Fresh bread* and butter


Second Course: 

Cardamom Hazelnut Crisp* with Trollkrem

Crisp – Butter, sugar, hazelnuts, flour, baking powder, cardamom, cornmeal, salt, vanilla

Trollkrem – Mixed berries, sugar, egg whites, vanilla, and salt


Third Course: 

Sweet and Savory Chicken and Minces – Chicken, salt pepper, lemon. rosemary, onion, apples, pears, carrots, brussel sprouts, asparagus, bacon, butter, olive oil, and zucchini.

Finnish Cardamom Cookies* – flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cardamom, egg, sugar, butter.


*A gluten-free version will be available.


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