Honor War


Hosted in-person by Device of Lyonsmarche

The College of Lyonsmarche (Pullman, WA & Moscow, ID)

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Tova Fransdottir
Date: April 12 , 2024 until April, 14 2024
Site opens at: 12:00 PM on April 12th 2024
Site closes at: 2:00 PM on April 14th 2024

Event site:
Chief Timothy Park
Silcott Island Clarkston, WA 99403

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

The Port of Silcott is once again besieged by roving bands of brigands from the East, and South, and North… well from all over. Thus do we call for aid from our Great Neighbors, those brave souls of the Inlands! Ties of old call to the Baronies of Wastekeep, Wealdsmere, and Vulkanfeldt, as well as good cousins throughout the lands of An Tir. Come to our aid, and a share of our bounty! Fighting and food, merry-making and mead! Let us all protect these lands of our Great King and Queen from the foul highwaymen.

  • Team Lyonsmarche 2024 
    • Event Steward: HL Tova Fransdottir / 208-790-3335
    • Co-Steward: Milady Yu San Mi / 208-791-2919
    • Royal Liason: Sir Phelan Tolusmidr
    • Class Coordinator: Milady Yu San Mi
    • Merchant Coordinator: Milady Yu San Mi
    • Heavy WAR MIC: HL Lantani de Forez
    • Rapier WAR & Championship MIC: HL Melike Bint Mihail
    • WAR Combat Archery MIC: HL William MacKenna
    • Archery Target Archery MIC: Master Will and HL Jannet Fletcher
    • Arts & Sciences and Bardic Coordinator: Dame Morgaina atte Wodelonde
    • RV / Dry Lot Coordinator: Lyonsmarche Seneschal Aki Nakagawa

Need to ask a question? Check out our event page on Facebook: Honor War 2024

  • Archery JR TAM class – 
    • NEW – requirements have been reviewed, you can earn your Junior Target Archery Marshal authorization card at Honor War.  See Class Offerings for details


EVENT SITE: Chief Timothy Park (Silcott Island), 13766 US-12, Clarkston, WA 99403
Site opens Friday at noon – merchants and those needing an earlier arrival, please contact the event steward. Site closes at 2pm Sunday.

FEES: Adults 18 and older = $30, Youth 17 and under = free. $10 discount for SCA members. Checks payable to COLLEGE OF LYONSMARCHE.

Note: No technology at gate so please bring Cash or Check. Verizon and a regional carrier Inland Cellular works reasonably well at the Honor War site. Most other cell carrier networks struggle. SCA members please have a blue card with you, or print your membership, or have it saved to your phone. Do not assume that you will be able to go to sca.org membership to pull it up when you arrive at gate to sign in.


Driving Directions:

From the west: Follow Highway 12 towards Clarkston, WA. At the bottom of Alpowa Grade (approximately 5 miles before Clarkston), take a left and cross over the bridge to Silcott Island / Chief Timothy Park.

From the north, east, and south: Take US-95 or Highway 12 through Lewiston and Clarkston headed west to the Tri-Cities. Approximately five miles west of Clarkston there is a bridge to the right crossing over to Silcott Island / Chief Timothy Park.


PARKING – is a very big deal to Chief Timothy Staff. We love camping and having Honor War at Chief Timothy Park. Every vehicle on site Friday, April 12th must have an Honor War Parking “Dragon Pass” which you will get at our Lyonmarche Gate when you pay your event site fee. Just like other event Dragon Passes, we will need you to write your name, branch, and phone #. If you leave your headlights on, or your car starts honking, or you are parked in the wrong place, we need to be able to find you. If you arrive before our Lyonsmarche gate is setup on Friday (it happens now and again), then pay the nice person at the Chief Timothy Park entrance booth their Day Use Parking fee of $5, and we will swap it out for an Honor War Dragon Pass and will discount the driver’s event fee by $5.

If you have a rented a cabin or rented an RV spot with hookups, then you will also get a Chief Timothy Parking Tag at their entrance booth. You will need to display both.

If you arrive on Saturday April 13th or Sunday April 14th, then you will need to pay the Chief Timothy Day Use parking fee of $5 at the Park entrance booth and display that Park Day Use Parking Pass. Saturday April 13th, we will discount the vehicle driver $5 off of their Honor War site fee. If you plan to camp Saturday night, then we will swap out your Chief Timothy Day Use Parking Pass for an Honor War Dragon Pass so your vehicle can stay over night.

Do not ask if you can drive on the grass. You know the answer is no. Vehicles on grass = broken sprinkler heads that we will need to replace. Super long stakes are great for wind, but also bad for sprinkler systems. Please use your best judgement.

Boat launch parking lot is for unloading, then please move your vehicle to the upper west lot past the RV dry lot camping area. We must keep the lower water end of this parking lot clear of vehicles so that locals can launch their boats. You will have an Honor War Dragon Pass. We will find you and ask you to move. If you have a handicap plaquard, or have mobility issues so that walking from camping to the Day Use area is a challenge, then please as best you can park at the top end of the parking lot past the bathrooms. On Saturday night, people are constantly walking across this parking lot to go visit the Artemesian fire for Bardic. The less cars and trucks the nicer it looks and better visibilty walking when it is dark.


SHOWERS – There are hot, free showers in the Day Use bathrooms. We will check to confirm they still work at our pre-Honor War site walk through.

CABINS – Alas all 4 cabins have been rented.

RVs with no hookups can park in the weekend parking lot at the northwest end of the boat launch parking area as part of your Honor War site fee. This is a very large area and has always been First-Come-First-Serve for where you park your RV/Camper. It seems to work out fine every year. If you have questions, please contact our Lyonsmarche Seneschal Aki Nakagawa who will be RV camping in this area.

RV camp sites with Electric and Water cost $48.50/night + tax. Site 02 is reserved for the Archery Range. As of 3/1/24 Sites 01, 03, 04, & 05 have been reserved likely by people attending Honor War. I would suggest if you decided to reserve an RV pull-through site to chose those on the other side of the road #33, 32, 31 in that order if available. It depends if you want river side or a shorter walk.


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Arrival Date: 4-12-2024

Departure Date: 4-14-2024

Walmart Supercenter: 306 5th St, Clarkston WA = 8.5miles, 15min, 6am-11pm
Costco: 301 5th St, 8.7 miles, Clarkston WA = 16min, Fri 10am-8:30pm, Sat 10am-6pm
Albertsons: 400 Bridge St, Clarkston WA = 8.5miles, 15min, 5am-midnight
Winco: 2001 17th St, Lewiston, ID = 11.8 miles, 18 minutes, Open 24 hours
Idaho State Liquor Store, 913 Main St, Lewiston, ID = 9.6 miles, 16 minutes. Fri/Sat 11am – 8pm

HOTELS – please note that Honor War weekend is also University of Idaho’s Parent weekend. Even though it is Moscow ID is 45 minutes north of the LC valley, it is the reason that most of the Lewiston and Clarkston hotel rates more expensive than normal. Sorry…. There are more hotels, please Google.
Best Western Plus The Inn At Hells Canyon – one of newer hotels in the valley
        1395 Bridge St, Clarkston, WA 99403,  509-295-8215, 7.5 miles, 11 min
RiverTree Inn,  1257 Bridge St, Clarkston, WA 99403,  509-758-9551, 7.8 miles, 12 min
Holiday Inn Clarkston, 700 Port Dr, Clarkston, WA 99403,  509-758-9500, 8.6 miles, 14 min
Motel 6, 222 Bridge St, Clarkston, WA 99403,  509-758-1631, 8.5 miles, 14 min
There are Lewiston Hotels, you just need to drive further.
Fairbridge Inn & Suites, 1325 Main St, Lewiston ID,  208-746-3311, 10.5 miles, 16 min

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - King
Royal Presence - Summits
Royal Presence - Tir Righ
Has Merchants
Has Classes
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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Accessibility Information

Pets are welcome, but must be kept on a leash and under control at all times.

Owner are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

Site Fees

Fee Type Cost *
Adults 18 and over $30
Youth 17 and younger Free
* SCA Members will receive a $10 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule

10:00 pmQuite Time

Time – TENTATIVE Activity Location
FRIDAY, April 12, 2024
12:00 pm / noon Site OPENS Gate Dayshade after bridge
6:00 – 8:00 pm CLASS: Introduction to Wire Work – Meresige check at A&S
6:00 – 8:00 pm CLASS: Birch Bark Oil – Una check at A&S
8:30 pm CLASS: Astronomy – Phillip Norwoode check at A&S
about 11:00 pm Gate Closes
SATURDAY, April 13, 2024
8:00 am Gate Opens Day Use area near Parking lot
9:00 am Archery setup & JR TAM Class. Earn your Junior Target Marshal authorization today. Details below in Classes Offered section. Archery field. NOTE: all JR TAM class participants must help with the Archery Range setup
9:00 am Merchants Open Merchant Row
9:00 – 10:00 am A&S Competition drop off A&S Gazebo – TBA
9:30 am Rapier Inspection starts Beach war field
9:30 am – 10:00 am Team effort helping move straw bales from parking lot to beach. Beach war field – SETUP
10:00 am – 1:00 pm Rapier WAR Beach war field
10:00 am – 11:00 am CLASS:
Two Color Lucet – Saragrace
Thrifting the SCA – Lantani
check at A&S
10:00 am – 12:00 am CLASS: Beginning Persona Development – Meresige check at A&S
11:00 am – 11:30 am CLASS: Clothing and Hairstyles in the 16th Century Germany – Snorri Bjorn check at A&S
11:45 am – 12:45 pm CLASS: Tablet Weaving – Egil check at A&S
12:00 pm / noon Gate Closes
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm CLASS: Beginner and Intermediate Lucet – Phillip Norwoode check at A&S
12:30 pm Heavy Inspection starts near beach war field
1:00 pm – 4:00pm Heavy War Beach war field
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CLASS: Intermediate Persona Development – Meresige – limited to 10 people check at A&S
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm CLASS: Posh Hat – Saragrace check at A&S
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm CLASS: Cordage Making – Una check at A&S
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Pickup your A&S Entry at A&S
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm CLASS: Middle Easter Dance – Sulawan check at A&S
4:00 pm Team effort helping move straw bales from beach to parking lot. Beach war field – CLEAN UP
4:00 pm Tear down Archery Range and Packup into Archery Trailer Archery Range – JR TAM Class please help.
4:00 – 5:00 pm Populace setup your chairs for attending Court There is still time to sign up for the Bardic Championship Competition
5:00 pm Court / Honor War Champions Announced, and Winner of War Points Announced TBA
After Court, after dark Bardic Champion Competion. Winner = 2025 War Point. then OPEN Bardic. Artemesian Campfire
8:30 pm CLASS: Astronomy – Phillip Norwoode check at A&S
10:00 pm Quiet Time
SUNDAY, April 14th, 2024
AM Have breakfast, then start breaking down your camp. Thank You! 9:15 walk over to the Rapier Championship to cheer on An Tir or Artemsia
9:00 am Rapier Championship List opens and inspections start Location TBA on Saturday, and heralded on Sunday morning. List closes when tournament starts
9:30 am Lyonsmarche Rapier Championship
*** Bring your Best !
Winner = 2025 War Point
2023 Lyonsmarche Rapier Champion = Alric Thyrdwulf of Artemesia
2:00 pm Site Closed and Empty !!!

Class Names will get added on Tues 4/9/24 or checkout FB page until then. -Tova


Meal Information

You can Google restaurants near me.
RESTAURANTS in CLARKSTON (closest to furthest):
Fazzari’s Pizza (and Italian) – their specialty pizza is the Shotzie (mustard sauce, sauerkraut and sausage)
Hazels Good Eats – only open Breakfast & Lunch.
Roosters – nice restaurant & bar by the Snake River
Paraiso Vallarta – Mexican
Tomato Bros (Italian) – something for everyone here. Right past Motesal 6 Hotel
Fast Food: Sharps Burger Ranch, Subway, Taco Bell, McDonalds, Taco Time, Arbys

Coffee: Kenzie’s Coffee (11 min), Dutch Bros (12 min), Kates Cup of Joe (by Walmart, 14 min), Starbucks (13 min)

Microbrewery: Riverport (13 min) – This is a tap room, so just popcorn. You can bring in food, or get food delivered.
RESTAURANTS in LEWISTON (closest to furthest): Google hours open & directions
Downtown Lewiston:
BoJack’s Broiler Pit: (dinner only). Regional dish = Bite Sized Steak (chunks of seasoned deep fried steak served with au jus) and Boiled Shrimp (big shrimp served with hot butter). Look for a red door with a devil on it. Go into the bar and then downstairs to the restaurant. I think that you can order in the bar also.
Hops & Vines – bar with charcuterie food;  Main Street Grill: All American food. Consistently good;  UMUA Hawaiian;  Koi Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi;  Waffle N More – breakfast & lunch. Great breakfast place!
These restaurants are a bit further starting at the bottom of 21st St going south up the hill: Mod Pizza (fire baked pizza & salads), El Sombrero (Mexican), Mandarin Pine (Chinese), Way Back Cafe (1950s diner), Red Lobster, Zany Graze (eclectic decor & big menu), Applebees, Ernie’s Steakhouse
Fast Food: Taco Johns, McDonalds, Arbys, Jimmy Johns, Subway, Sonic, Sharps Burger Ranch, Little Caesars Pizza, Taco Bell, Taco Time, Wendys, Panda Express
Microbrewery: Groundwork Brewing (17 min) – they have pizza
Coffee – lots of drive thru coffee stands. We are hoping to have a vendor at Honor War who will have hot coffee.

Tournament Information

Saturday, April 13, 2024

  • Lyonsmarche 2024 Arts and Sciences Championship competition coordinator is Dame Morgaina atte Wodelonde. Entry drop offs 9-10am. TBA presentation times, but accommodations will be made so that people participating in the Rapier and/or Heavy war will also also be able to present.
  • Lyonsmarche 2024 Bardic Championship competition at Honor War 2024.  Competition coordinator is Dame Morgaina atte Wodelonde.  PLEASE NOTE: Bardic = 2025 War Point
    • Please sign up at the A&S area during the day. There will be a quick meeting before the competition to determine performance order, this will be your last chance to sign up to be part of the competition otherwise you can perform afterwards just for the fun and joy of performing during Open Bardic. The Bardic Competition time may shift once we know when Royal Court will be.
    • Bardic Rubric:  Lyonsmarche 2024 Bardic Competition Rubric
  • Lyonsmarche 2024 Archery Championship competition – Come to the range and find out.


Heavy War Scenarios https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KOQU2KC6cxh1tdBffLUO8s_T83JO-LlF/view?usp=sharing


Sunday, April 14, 2024  Please note: Rapier Championship = 2025 War Point

  • Lyonsmarche 2024 Rapier Championship – Competition format TBA soon so that you know what weapons and off hand items to bring.  2023 Champion = Alric Thrydwulf (Artemisia)
    • Rapier MIC: Melike Bint Mihail
    • 9:00 am  List opens and rapier inspections start
    • 9:30 am  List closes and Championship Tournament starts

Rapier War Scenarios https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bwWivXQhefqhTJBdTcy2UhIDjrXiGUUn/view?usp=sharing

Youth and Family Activities

Archery Range. It is fun. Please note that youth will need to have a parent accompany them.
NOTE: There is no archery loaner gear. If you want to shoot archery, then you will need to bring a bow and arrows or borrow from a friend.

There is a play ground east of the Day Use bathrooms.

We are hoping to have a medieval games area, but need volunteers to run this area.

Volunteer Information

Gate – Friday & Saturday AM. There is a sign-up spreadsheet on the Honor War 2024 Facebook Event page

Archery range Setup & Tear Down = part of Jr TAM Class, but all help welcome and appreciated.

Voice Crier Heralds

Marshals – Heavy & Rapier please bring your Marshal Staff if you have one,

Water Refill Table

War field Setup & Clean Up – This means moving straw bales from and to horse trailer. Many helpers makes this a quick task.

Sunday Rapier Lists

Merchant Information

Interested in being a merchant? Please contact Yu San Mi.

WinterNight Bazaar – wide assortment of furs. Great for cloaks & trim. Fox, Coyote, Ermine and more.

Crones Cottage – goat soap, salves, lotions, brooms

Luther Leather – Handcrafted medieval inspired leather goods. Such as, satchels, belts, quivers, and frogs.

Bonnie Lane Books – Books on archery, fencing, costuming, biography, architecture, history, etc.

Classes Offered

Middle Eastern Dance – Instructor: HL Sulawan bint Morgaina – Practice combining dance movements based on period art form from around the middle east that you can then use around a bardic drum circle. Informative as well as hands on. Accompanied by HL Sa’ada drumming. No cost.

Tablet Weaving – Learn how to tablet weave with HL Egil. Class is an hour and all material will be provided. No cost.

From Augsburg to Zöpfe: Clothing and Hairstyles in 16th Century Germany – Instructor: Snorri Bjorn – A brief examination of clothing and hairstyles in the Holy Roman Empire in the late 15th and early 16th century, with an emphasis on the use of hair coloring. -no cost, ½ an hour.

Two Colour Lucet –  Instructor: Saragrace. I will teach both alternating colours and carrying a color. In this class I will: Provide one-page handout. Materials needed: Bring a lucet (I will have limited extra lucets.) I will provide a variety of fiber colours. Class limited to seating. 1 hour

Truncated Henin or “POSH hat.” Instructor: Saragrace. A great little hat, which folds flat for travel! In this class I will: Provide a pattern (a link to the pattern for download), core for the hat, and a one-page handout for construction. No materials needed. Class limited to seating. 1 hour

Beginning Persona Development – Instructor Meresige Stonegatta of Witham. What is this persona thing? Do I have to do a persona? Why should I? How do I start and how far do I have to go? Bring note taking materials and questions. 2 hrs. Includes handout. $1.00. No max # students.

Intermediate Persona Development – Instructor: Meresige Stonegatta of Witham. So, you’re interested in refining your persona a bit. You may have a name, an era, and/or a place. This class will help you maximize your fun and learning while not going too nuts or taking up too much of your personal time… although the end of that statement is up to you… Which assumptions can you make? Which are the best research methods? What generalities can we make about cultures? What questions will help us cut to the core of a persona? What resources would you not expect at first glance? Bring note taking material and questions. 2 hrs.  Includes handout.  $1.00.  Max 10 students.

Make a Roman Fibula: Introduction to Wire Work. Instructor: Meresige Stonegatta of Witham. Bring any pliers, files, sandpaper, and beads you have access to. This beginning class will provide you with confidence to learn all kinds of wire work. We will start with a simple Roman pin, and if there is time progress on to more intricate beaded pins, hooks, rings, and pendants. No experience required. 3 hrs.  $5.00 pays for materials.  Max 4 students.

Birch Bark Oil – Instructor: Una of Grimwith. In this class we will render down birch bark and discuss the medicinal and practical applications throughout the ages for this oil. Each student will have the opportunity to get a sample. Please be aware that this is a hands on class and you probably will get dirty so dress accordingly. Class length: 2-3 hrs – $7 you will get a sample at the end.

Cordage Making – Instructor: Una of Grimwith. In this class we will make cordage with raffia. We will then use the cordage to make a small basket. Class length: 2 hrs. Free.

Thrifting the SCA by HL Lantani de Forez: Looking for budget friendly hacks for the SCA? Come chat, brainstorm, and get some ideas to make the SCA more affordable (and period-appropriate). Taught by a long-time, chronically broke, SCAdian.

Astronomy Class: Instructor: Phillip Norwoode. A guided tour of the night sky. I will go over major stars and constellations and their use in period. This is a weather dependent class as we will be unable to observe anything if it is cloudy. I will hold it both nights to maximize the chance of a clear nights (Friday and Saturday). Please bring a flashlight.

Beginner and Intermediate Lucet: Instructor Phillip Norwoode. No Eexperience necessary. I will have some extra lucets if you do not have one. I can teach more advanced techniques with multiple strands.


JR Target Archery Marshal (TAM) ClassUPDATED (Wed 3/27/2024) Now 1-day class
Instructors: Master Will Fletcher OP and HL Jannet Fletcher.

WHEN: Saturday, April 13th 

WHERE: at the Honor War Archery Range

Class sign-up = Comment on the Honor War 2024 Facebook page on the Archery class post that you are interested, or sign-up at gate on Friday, April 12th. Spreadsheet online class sign-up coming soon. You can also just show up to help with the Saturday 9am Range setup. Rapier Fighters will be able to get to the Rapier War inpections before the Rapier War starts, but must return in the afternoon to call the range and finish other requirements

START: Saturday, April 13th at 9:00 am at the Archery Range which is to the left / east of the Day Use playground.

YES, Rapier Fighters who would like to take the Jr TAM class will still be able to make it to Rapier inspection and the start of the Rapier War. Plan to be on the range in the afternoon to call the range and finish up any othe requirements need to earn your JR TAM authorization.

If you are a Heavy Fighter, please also be at the Archery Range at 9:00 am for the group range setup, then you will need to spend time at the range at some time during the morning.

Jr TAM class participants will be helping set up the Honor War Archery Range along with talking about Archery Range Basics. When the range opens please plan on spending time (morning or afternoon) running the range for practice under guidance of SR TAM. Bring your bow to the Range. Each JR TAM must demonstrate that they can manage a range with 3 or more archers. You will learn how to score a Royal Round, and what a Timed Round is. Bring your friends, and remind them to pack their bows & arrows. It would be very appreciated if class participants could return at the end of the day (4:00pm) to help tear down the archery range and pack it back in the archery trailer.

If interested in the class, please read and review the An Tir Book of Targets before Honor War. You need to read all sections that pertain to Target Archery. Throw Weapons is a separate class. Combat Archery is a separate class.

[Kingdom of An Tir website; click on Library; click on Combat-Archery and Thrown Weapons; scroll down; click on An Tir Book of Target].  It is helpful to print a copy so that you refer to your copy and take notes during the Jr TAM class.

NOTE: There is no loaner Bows or Arrows. Please bring your own if you would like to shoot some archery on Saturday.

NOTE: You do not need to shoot any archery to earn your JR TAM authorization. You need to learn the requirements and the safety of Target Archery. Shooting some archery is just bonus fun.

This Class is FREE.

Master Will Fletcher OP
Honorable Lady Jannet Fletcher

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