Honor War


Hosted by Device of Lyonsmarche

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

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Aerngaldra Hrafnskald
Date: April 15 , 2011 until April, 17 2011
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on April 15th 2011
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on April 17th 2011

Event site:
Hells Gate State Park
4832 Hells Gate RD Lewiston, ID 83501


 Honor War 2011 –
“More Than A War”

  Hail and welcome to the best war
contesting over lentils in the Inlands! The friendly folks of
Lyonsmarche invite you to join us in beautiful Hellsgate
State park.  Get your SCA year started off the Honor War
We are planning many unique war fighting
scenarios and rapier scenarios, as well as numerous Archery
shoots for fun and prizes, Arts & Sciences galore, and
the very first Challenge of the Copper Dragon! This will be a
combination riddling contest & scavenger hunt, & fun
awaits for all. Help us choose our Champions in Archery,
Brewing, Rapier and A&S. Be amazed at Lyonsmarche’s
ever-popular lentils! We are going to have a class or
workshop or two, artisans displaying their crafts, and
evening bardics.  Merchants are always welcome; please
email if you are interested in teaching or

GATE opens 2 pm to
populace (12 noon for vendor set-up), Friday April 15th. Site
closes 2 pm, Sunday April 17th.

SITE FEES: Ages 16
& up $16, 6-15 $8, 5 & under are free. Family cap
$45. Day fees half price. NMS $5 fee applies to
non-members. Make checks payable to COLLEGE OF
LYONSMARCHE.  RVs needing hook-ups will need to park in
the B loop & pay $10 extra per night, please contact


Aerngaldra Hrafnskald (Rebekah Leib) 208-875-0175 (H)

Phelan Tolusmidr (Bill Lillibridge)




SITE INFO: Hells Gate
State Park, 4832 Hells Gate RD, Lewiston, ID

HONOR WAR 2011 – “More
Than A War” General Event



12 pm – Site open for

2 pm – Site open to

8 pm – ‘Falling
Stars’ archery shoot. Start time may be approximate
depending on wind, etc.

10 pm – Quiet time.



9 am – Good morning! Enjoy
our friendly, morning informational heraldic wake-up

10 am – A&S entries
submitted to A&S judging area. Entries will be displayed
for viewing by the populace during the day. Details available

10 am – Archery range opens –
numerous archery shoots throughout the day, details

10:30 am – Heavy armor

11 am – 3 pm – Heavy

2:30 pm  Rapier Armor

3:00 – 4:30 pm  Rapier
group battles / War

5- 630 pm  (Per
TRM’s option) – Court

7 pm – General revelry and
mayhem commence.

11 pm – Quiet time.



9 am – Good morning! Enjoy
our friendly, morning informational heraldic wake-up

9:30 am – Rapier Inspection

10:00 am –Rapier
Championship Tournament

Noon – Cabin

2:00 pm – Site closes




Here is a listing of the
archery contests that will be held at Honor War. There will
be prizes to be had in many of the contests! The Archery
Championship of Lyonsmarche will be won by the archer with
the highest overall score that wishes to be considered for
the Championship, so it behooves you to shoot in as many
contests as possible. You do not have to be considered for
the Championship to shoot in any or all contests; you will be
simply be asked before shooting if you want to try for it or

will have 6 arrows to shoot from 20 yards at six worker bees.
Each hit (breaking a line) on a worker bee is worth one
point, but multiple shots on the same worker do not count;
i.e., if you hit one worker with three arrows, you receive
only one point. However many points you have entitles you to
that many arrows to be loosed at the queen bee; hits on the
queen are worth three points and must be fully inside the

great and terrible Dragon is menacing Lyonsmarche’s
fruitful lentil fields! This strange, purple wyrm with the
moronic grin (he is apparently strangely popular with young
children) must be slain at all cost! You will have six arrows
to shoot from 20 yards. Hits on the body are worth one point
(dragons are well-armoured!), however hits to its evil heart
are worth 5 points. Even worse, this horribly fecund Dragon
is attempting to hatch its dread offspring on our beautiful
lands; shoot and destroy its eggs for 10 points per egg to
ensure they don’t hatch!

This will be a night-time clout shoot on Friday night.
Glowsticks and zip ties will be provided to be attached to
your arrows. At the sound of the winding horn, each round of
shooters will loose their arrows towards the heavens to
(hopefully) fall within the target ring. Hits within the ring
will be worth 3 points apiece. Due to the unique nature of
this shoot, we will have to ensure there is no wind blowing
in the direction of the shooters from the target area. Heavy
or otherwise adverse winds will result in cancellation of the
shoot as we will not risk safety of participants or
bystanders. If you have never practiced clout shooting
before, it is HIGHLY advised that you do so before
participating in this shoot.

Lyonsmarche’s lentil fields aren’t being menaced
by dragons, they are apparently being nibbled to death by
ravenous bunnies of disgusting cuteness.  Please save
our fields and fill your stewpot; we will have stationary
rabbit targets at various distances to walk to; at each
station, you will have three arrows to loose. Each hit on a
bunny is worth 2 points.

the normal Royal Round shoot; you will have 6 arrows to fire
at 20 yards, 30 yards, and 40 yards, and then as many arrows
as you can fire in 30-seconds at 20 yards at paper




Championship –
Many archery contests will be held;
overall highest point total from all contests (if wishing to
contest for the Championship) will win the right to wear our
beautiful Lyonsmarche leather arm guard for one year.
Champion must return next year to run the contest &
shoots to find their successor.

A &S
– One entry to enter.  You may
enter as many entries as you want.  Please make it
something that you have not entered before in the past. 
Please bring your A&S projects completed or even
if it is a work in progress.  Documentation is a
plus.  Displays are really nice.  If you
can give the judges a little presentation (what is the item,
where in period was it made, when was it made/used in period,
it’s development, a little history, how you made it, how they
made it in period, your deviations from period techniques,
and why), then that is a huge plus.


Homebrew Championship
– Again, one entry is all that it takes to enter.  One
bottle per entry.  You may enter as many as you
want.  The judges won’t complain.  Beer, wine,
mead, spirits, etc., etc.  Liquors are welcomed,
but there is a preference for other types of
entries.  Judging criteria will be based upon
established tasting criteria (clarity if applicable,
taste, aroma, etc., etc.)  Documentation is a plus,
especially if you can show it is period.  That will earn
bonus points.  If you have an A&S type
presentation to go with your entry, then that will also
earn bonus points.


Rapier Championship
– Will be Sunday morning.  Details will be in the
event copy on-site. 


We have some excellent
offerings at Honor War to learn amazing skills! Please feel
free to attend as many classes and workshops as you like;
there is no fee for any of the classes.




11 am – 12 noon “Intro
To Chainmail – European 4-in-1 “ Instructor – Milord
Takakane of Lyonsmarche

This class will teach the basic technique needed to re-create
European 4-in-1 maille, the most common type found in period.
All materials and tools are provided. Supplies and tools will
also be available throughout the day for people who wish to
work on their newfound skills.


11 am – 1230 pm
“Bellydance Basics And Beyond” – Instructor –
Milady Solari Mahirimah

This class is for the beginning to intermediate dancer. Both
women AND men of any age are welcome to come to class! The
class will cover proper stretching, moves (fast and slow),
floorwork and dance posture. The steps will be broken down
into their fundamental movements and individual help will be
given to help each student perfect the movement. A look at
“Pop n’ Lock” and historical styles of dancing demo will help
the student to understand the difference between historical,
“SCA Style” and modern forms of belly dance.  Please
bring a notepad and pen, water and something non-jingly to
tie around your hips. I will have scarves to borrow, if you
don’t have anything suitable. This blurb is the most boring
part of the entire thing, I promise! Now, just show up and
we’ll have some fun!


12 noon – 1 pm “Tablet
Weaving Basics” – Instructor – Milord Takakane of

This class covers the basics
of Norse tablet weaving, including loom setup, working with
designs, selection of materials, history of tablet weaving,
and technique.


1230 pm – 2pm
“I’ve Got the Moves..Now What?” –
Instructor – Milady Solari Mahirimah

On to the finer points that no one will tell you or warn you
about.  We’ll be looking at costuming, dance safety,
performance space use, props and balancing (with a demo), the
do’s and don’ts, drum circle etiquette, music choices, how to
dance with other dancers, and all of those little things that
I’ve learned in my 14 years of belly dancing. Bloopers and
“No sh** there I was…” stories will be shared and how to
overcome the ‘oops!’ moments that will invariably
happen when dancing.  How to “SCA-ize” everything but
dance(which will be taught in Belly Dance Basics and Beyond)
will be covered.  Please bring something comfortable to
sit on, notepad and pen.


1 pm – 4 pm “Basic
Leatherwork – Making a Knife Sheath” – Instructor- Lord
Godwin FitzGilbert de Strigoil

This class will be limited
to 8 ‘active’ participants, (materials for 8 people), however
the only restriction otherwise is seating room.Eight people
will be making a knife sheath; please bring a knife you would
like to make a sheath for (8” blade length or less,
please), materials are all provided free of charge. We will
be going over cutting, punching holes, hand sewing and some
basic design work (tooling). The class may take 3 hours-ish
depending on attendance.



2pm – 3pm “Making Your
Own Wooden Arrows” – Instructor – Milord Rhobert 
am y Bwa

This workshop is intended
for those who would like to make their own arrows for SCA
target shooting but who have not had a chance to try it up to
now.  You’ll see the step by step production of a period
target arrow and be able try each step yourself.  
Rhobert am y bwa will teach you how to make your own wood
arrows for SCA target shooting.  He’ll bring samples of
materials and tools needed to produce a set of target arrows
using either attached or self nocks, and explain the
difference.  You’ll be able to try chopping various
fletchings using a modern chopper and hand cutting fletches
and have a chance to attach fletches using a modern fletching
machine.  He’ll have on hand a wide range of points
including target as well as reproduction period points to
include, tanged points as well as hollow points. He’ll
explain the difference between modern and period points and
show you how to make a set of truly period looking arrows for
your target shooting.  He will also have samples of wood
shafts of various species and diameters and explain the uses
of each, both in modern and period times.  You’ll learn
about barreled and tampered shafts in period arrow making and
why this was done. Each participant will be given a packet
containing all the information that is discussed as well as
resource lists to get your own arrow making supplies and



contact Aerngaldra so that you may have booth space. 
Remember that if you don’t have an Idaho Vendor’s license,
then our Autocrat will have the appropriate paperwork for


Shuttle will be provided to outer non-fee parking lot as we
have done in past years.  Cars remaining in C-loop must
be careful to only parked in paved areas – meaning stay off
the grass to make the park rangers happy.   If
you absolutely want to keep your vehicle in the C-loop, then
it is an extra $8.50 / night ($8 + tax).

& RV’S
  The C-loop does
not have any RV hook-ups.  If you park in the
C-loop, then please park north of the bathrooms.  If you
need/want electricity and water hook-ups, then these are
available in the adjacent B-loop for an extra
$10/night.  Please contact the autocrat so that she can
reserve a spot.  You will still need to go to the C-loop
SCA gate to pay.

You all know how to camp with pets.  Please make sure
they are happy and quiet for your neighbors and of course
pick up after them.  Make sure your pets are upto date
on shots and are wearing appropriate tags, and are on

Please note this is a
State Park so there are FLUSHIES
and SHOWERS in the bathrooms in the
camp site restrooms.

(UPDATE- The 3 cabins near the C loop are
now all rented, sorry.) Cabins rent for
$55 per night
each plus Idaho State Sales
Tax.  There is a
$10 reservation fee
Call the Reserve America
to make cabin reservations at Hells Gate State Park in

Camp Cabin Amenities: The
one-room unit sleep up to five on bunk beds and
futons – bring your own bedding. The cabins are
equipped with electricity, heat and A/C, lockable
windows and doors.  Cook outside on the grill-covered
fire pit.  You can setup
one tent outside of your cabin.
restrooms.  Each cabin includes parking for one
vehicle.  Extra cars cost extra per night unless moved
to the outer lot.

There are 8
cabins at Hells Gate. The 4 cabins nearest Honor War are
located between the B & C camp loop are Locust, Sycamore,
Maple, and Pondersa (closest to the C-loop – all have tree
names).  The 3 cabins between the A & B loop are
Sacajewea, Lewis and Clark (closest to the
B-loop) and the furthest cabin in the middle of the A-loop is
Tammany.  If you end up in one of these
distant cabins, then you will want to drive back and forth
between these distant cabins and Honor War in the
C-loop.  Checkin is 3pm and checkout is

Please email
the Autocrat
and let her know which cabin
you have reserved.  She will pickup your cabin key
before the park office closes at
4pm on Friday so that you can get your
cabin key as soon as you sign-in at our SCA



You can also rent these
cabins online at


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