Embers and Ambrosia


Hosted in-person by Device of Blatha An Oir

The Barony of Blatha An Oir (Tacoma-Pierce county, WA )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Maire Blakater
Date: May 26 , 2023 until May, 29 2023
Site opens at: 12:00 PM on May 26th 2023
Site closes at: 12:00 PM on May 29th 2023

Event site:
Swiss Sportsman Club of Tacoma
9205 198th Ave E Bonney Lake, WA 98391

This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.

A weekend event with camping focused around A&S classes as well as our A&S, Bardic, and shield of the Barony Championship.

This coming spring, Blatha an Oir again combines three events to bring people together from across the Kingdom in their passions and interests. We are hosting Embers and Ambrosia, Celtic Bardic, and Daffodil Archery at the Swiss Sportsmen’s Club Memorial Day weekend. This is a wonderful site to kick off the event camping season with a mix of indoor/covered event space and even areas for younger children to burn off energy when parents or siblings are in classes.

Saturday night! A traditional bardic circle to be held in the Fiddle and Flagon!

We are looking for instructors for A&S classes in all genres and invite any who wish to share their knowledge of the Medieval Arts and Sciences to teach a class, no matter where you reside in the known world. This is our Barony’s main learning event of the year; we encourage all to attend whether a beginner looking to begin a new skill, or a master craftsman, and are looking for a wide range of classes to fill those needs. There will be space to set up if you prefer a demonstration lay-out –blacksmiths, weavers, cooks, glass beads, wire-weaving, martial technique, all are welcome! Spaces will be available both indoors and out, with some area set aside for the Baronial A&S and Bardic Championships. It is our hope that we will have classes geared not only for fibers, food, music, and fire, but also for those looking to add to their fighter’s kit, to learn about becoming a junior marshal, or even for hunting, hawking and more.

To sign up for teaching here; https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1McPFv_1Gl2y8Z9NfrLW3YnagTcHpz6aphF9GaZsiefc/viewform?edit_requested=true&fbclid=IwAR1pMxBl1jyBX08xRErPo7Ler5F49eZznDEgBtNkrpIMMnTuvdgbLQ1H_jQ

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Has Merchants
Has Classes
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)

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This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.

Registration Information

This site has bathrooms AND showers. It is discreetly wet,please keep all alcohol within period/period-esque containers. Fires are allowed within fire pits only, and must not be left unattended at any time.Ashes/partially burned wood must be removed from site, there is no dumping area for them. DO NOT PUT ASHES IN TRASH CANS. Please be sure to have a bucket of water and fire extinguisher handy near any open flames. We will be using the Alpenhaus, which has a small kitchen area and electricity with a sink, fridge, and stove/oven. If you wish to use these facilities for classes please talk to the event steward first. You will also be required to clean up after yourself in the kitchen, please don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink.


Accessibility Information

The Swiss Sportsman’s club has handicap reserve parking, accessiable bathrooms and showers and is located on fairly flat and level grounds. Most grounds are grass or gravel, and we have the use of an indoor hall as well.

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost*
Site Entry Fee ($5 less for members) $30
Tent Flat Fee (required by site) $15
RV Flat Fee $60
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost entry fee only, not off the tent or RV fees.
Tent and RV fees are flat fees, for one night or all weekend.

Meal Information

Food is available off site in Bonney Lake. There are multiple fast food and sit down dining options.

Tournament Information

Saturday A&S  Championships

Arts & Sciences- An Atheneaum style presentation of your works, research, projects, items in progress, or previous A&S submissions. Those interested in entering should reach out to the A&S Minister at gro.ritna@icsnstrA.riOnaahtalB and the Coronets at gro.ritna@ssenoraB.riOnaahtalB

Saturday Rapier, Archery and Thrown Weapons Tourneys

Daffodil Archery- Good gentles, Saturday our Baron is sponsoring the Daffodil Archery Competition with a great prize for the winner, this year’s competition will consist of skill, accuracy and a couple of fun novelty shoots.

Come and enjoy all the fun!
Thrown Weapons- Good Gentles Saturday at Embers this year our Baron is sponsoring a prize tournament for Thrown Weapons, it will consist of all the fun weapons in our arsenal with some fun novelty throws worked in the mix, come join the fun and test your skills!

Sunday Celtic Bardic-TBA

Sunday New Heavy Fighter Tourney

Shield of the Barony- The Shield of the Barony is the title awarded to the winner of the new heavy combat fighters tournament. The competition for the Shield of the Barony was added in June of AS XXVI / 1991. The first and foremost requirement to compete in this tournament is that the fighter have been fighting for less than three years and have never won another tournament. In addition the requirement for this champion is that they be willing to swear an Oath of Fealty to the Coronets and that they be available to conduct the following years tournament. The Shield of the Barony can be identified by the round shield with the Boss ornamented by the Baronial Crossed Daffodils that he carries during the year he holds the position. The position can only be held one year due to the requirement that those who enter can never have won a tournament and the Champion is in charge of running the tournament to select their successor.

The Words of the Shield: If we have 3+ fighters, then they will fight each other one-on-one three fights. Gaining 1 point for each fight won.
The two fighters with the highest score then have a best of five match. The winner of which is the new Shield of the Barony.
If we have two contenders, they will have a best of Nine fights. The last of which must be done with single sword.
If there are no contenders, then I will have my Knight (who has agreed) to fight ne a number of times in front of the Baron and Baroness. Afterwards he will declare if I would be suitable to remain as the Barony’s shield.

Youth and Family Activities

Two playgrounds for children onsite!

Volunteer Information

We need Gate Volunteers!

Set up and tear down volunteers especially needed! Please reach out to the event stewards for more information.

Merchant Information

Fire and Flame Sundries -clothing (shirts, tunics, drawstring pants), cloth pouches and bags, jewelry and accessories!

Quorum of Cute- Toys and jewelry!

Silver Wolf Trading-hand painted dragon eye necklaces, custom sized leather chokers, leather drawstring pouches, archer hats, hat feathers, leather bracelets, various pendant necklaces, leather Pride and pronoun pins and more accessories too!

The Beadery- beaded necklaces, and doo-dads.

Classes Offered

Current classes (this list is still growing, check back often)

  • Beginning Hand Stitched Historical Seams
  • Intro to block printing
  • Long Stich Book Binding
  • Falconry and Finery
  • Brickstitch Embroidery
  • Beginning Drumming
  • Basic Middle Eastern Dance
  • Introduction to Home Brewing
  • Intro to scroll and charter design
  • Frame purses
  • Latvian Knitting – Scalloped Cuff
  • All day flint and steel fire starting demo and instruction


  • Bronze casting
  • Weaving
  • Cooking
  • Pottery

Emergency Preparedness Information


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This page for event id 7820 was last updated: March 22, 2023