Hosted in-person by
The Shire of Corvaria (Bend, Jefferson, Deschutes, & Crook Counties, OR )
Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Temperance Trewelove
Date: August 26 , 2022 until August, 28 2022
Site opens at: 3:00 PM on August 26th 2022
Site closes at: 2:00 PM on August 28th 2022
Culver City Park
East D Street (no physical address)
Culver, OR 97734
Greetings one and all,
It’s time for war on the High Desert. Come to Corvaria for the repeat inaugural Murder in the Desert; it is the quintessential all-day (or at least very long) resurrection war and much more. Bring your troops and a treasure to defend. The war scenario pits landed troops (this means armored combat teams) against each other defending and attacking on our staged Summits map. The combat victors are those who have the most “treasure” at the end of the fighting. If you aren’t keen on rattan fighting, you can earn points for your team by vying for the Corvarian championships (rapier, youth archery, archery, & rattan), volunteering, taking classes, participating in an archery novelty shoot (loaner gear available), competing in scribal arts, bocce ball, or bean bag throwing. The Corvarian Defender will depend on the number of fighters. It will either be Alliance by Conquest OR round robin 2 out of 3 for each pairing, most wins wins. We are still working on adding elements to the schedule, so other opportunities for earning points may present themselves. If you don’t have a team when you arrive, we will create a team for you. Everyone will be included. Saturday is a potluck feast where bards can perform to earn points for their team. Of course you can always bring what you like, but if you want some guidelines: A-H bring a main dish, I-N bring a side dish, O-T bring some sort of salad, U-Z bring a dessert. Things to bring: yourself and your joy, something to share at potluck, something to contribute to the treasure chest. The weather forecast for Saturday is a pleasant high of 77 F during the day and a low of 46 F at night. Please plan to pay with cash or checks; we aren’t set up for any other payment styles.
This is a Level 2: Branch Event where no Kingdom or Principality business is expected to be conducted event.
Level grass park with ADA compliant restrooms.
|Youth 17 & under
|*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.
|3:00 p.m. Friday, 8/26
|6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
||Travelers’ Soup/Archery (Royal Rounds/Fun Shoot?)
|8:00 a.m. Saturday, 8/27
||Final Declaration of Teams & Treasure contributions/Rapier Championship/Youth Archery Championship
||Heavy Armor Inspection followed by War scenarios @ 10:00/Heavy Defender Championship at the conclusion of War scenarios
|1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m.
|Archery (novelty shoots & RR)
Steel Marshaling Class
Archery Championship begins
||Potluck feast begins/Bardic for points
||lawn by Permanent Shelter
Traveler’s welcome soup available on Friday evening.
Potluck feast on Saturday. Of course you can always bring what you like, but if you want some guidelines: A-H bring a main dish, I-N bring a side dish, O-T bring some sort of salad, U-Z bring a dessert.
Corvaria Heavy Defender
Corvaria Rapier Champion
Corvaria Archery Champion
Corvaria Youth Archery Champion
Welcome to Oat Lane Merchants. They specialize in researching and replicating medieval artifacts. Some of the goods they will showcase are: brass dice, embroidery tools, needle cases, etched hair clips and more. Come to Murder prepared for fun and maybe a little shopping splurge!
In case of emergency…
Call 911 directly. There is good cell service in the area.
Emergency services are available at St. Charles Madras, approximately 10 miles north of site at 470 NE A St, Madras, OR 97741 (541) 475-3882.
Emergency services are also available at St. Charles Redmond, approximately 18 miles south of site at 1253 NW Canal Blvd, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 548-8131.
The closest urgent care is Summit Medical Group Oregon Urgent Care at 865 SW Veterans Way, Redmond, OR 97756 (541) 382-2811.
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