Rose and Thorn Symposium


Hosted in-person by Device of Caladphort

The Canton of Caladphort (Gray’s Harbor County, WA)

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Theodora Pleustissa
Date: September 29 , 2023 until October, 1 2023
Site opens at: 3:00 PM on September 29th 2023
Site closes at: 4:00 PM on October 1th 2023

Event site:
Olympia Hotel at Capitol Lake
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW Olympia, WA 98502

The Canton of Caladphort welcomes you to the second annual Rose and Thorn Symposium. Join us as we celebrate the women and gender diverse combatants of all disciplines! We will have classes! We will have panel discussions! We will have Knights, MoD’s, and champions doing one on one training! And of course we will have tournaments!

The tournaments are open to women and gender diverse fighters. Gentlemen, have no fear, if you want to fight there will be pickups going most of the day Saturday and Sunday (as long as we have marshals available) that you’re welcome to jump into.


We will also be having a fundraiser to benefit a charity for survivors of domestic violence so bring your generosity.


Gate fee is $25 for nonmembers, $20 for members. Youth are free.

Site opens: 3pm Friday 29th of Sept

Site Closes: 4pm Sunday 1st of Oct


Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Has Classes
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Allows pets (check for details)

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Registration Information

Hotel Reservations open at 4pm 4/25/2023  Please mention this event to get the room rate of 89 a night

Event Schedule

Time: Saturday
9am-10:50Coaching fighters with ptsd and trauma responses/ fighters in fighting with trauma and ptsd

Valentine L’argent, Gregorio Cristovalez de la Vega, OL,OD, Lady Anamartin de Santiago, Earl Edward Ean Anderson, Sir Helga Skjaldmear

Panel room
11am-12:20pmPeople with children how to stay engaged and how the society can support them

Sir Rauokinn, HL Maughain Inghean Donnghaille, Lady Sava Salvaggio de Vitorio, Malie Rennick

panel room
12:30pm-2:20pmNeurodiversity and how that affects abilities to focus on movements and learning

Gregorio Cristovalez de la Vega, OL,OD, Rosalie Ashcombe, Valbrandr Hrafnsbrodir, Sir Octamasades, Valerien Yaroslavi

panel room
2:30pm-4:20pmMastery and Mistressy why is being a master intertwined with Masculinity, and Mistress intertwined with being on the dominatix side

Brighid MacCumhal, Valerien Yaroslavi, Athelyna de Oldenfield, Kathryn MacKim

panel room


9am-9:50amBeginning voice Herald how to be heard

Barwnes Angharat Verch Reynulf, OL,Carp,Lowen Mahne Herald

class room 1
10am-10:50amFootwork with Sir Merowyn Ulferdsdöttirclass room 1
11am-12:50pmpower gen for the small frame, common issues, and how to assess your needs

Sir Helga Skjaldmear

class room 1
1pm-2:20pmGaganti for the women’s Body

Senhora Mecia Raposa

class room 1
2:30pm-3:30pmfootwork and agility for fighters dance class 2

Sara Bonneville

class room 1
3:30pm-4:20pm“Thug Stick Polearm”

Seumas mac Brehon

class room 1
Time: Saturday
9am-9:50amMind Space: talking about how things take up space in your mind for a tournament

Mestari Rosa Marcella

class room 2


Thumb draw: Asiatic Archery Techniques

Ikenaga Asahi

class room 2
11am-11:50amTarget Archery Marshal

Magister Tymm Lytefelow

class room 2
12pm-12:50pmFootwork and Agility for fighters dance class 1class room 2

On the other hand: Ambidexterity is within reach”


Master Galen the Patient

class room 2
2pm-2:50pmIntro to C&T

Waldgräfin Taran Daestingr


class room 2
3pm-4:20pmHow to excel using a low pound bow from considerations and gentle exercises for folks with hyper-mobility considerations

Archos Athelina Grey

class room 2

5pm Court in Fighting Room

9am-10:20amHow can the marshallate better support female and gender diverse fighters

Tamsyn L’argent, Senhora Mecia Rapsa, Sir Nicolai, Katryne McKim, Jarlskona Hrafna

panel room
10:30am-11:20amLadies round table archery and thrown weapons

Ikenaga Asahi,  Archos Athlina Gray, Vasti of Wywood

panel room
11:30am-12:20pmHow to make things more inclusive and create a safe space

Jarlskona Hrafna, Mastari Rosa Marcella, HE Gemma Delaroshe, OWS, Scar of Tir Righ, Valerien Yaroslavl

panel room
12:30pm-1:50pmNew Fighters: Learning etiquette, formats, armor, and how to choose a mentor.

Brighid MacCumhal, Iago Cabrera de Cadiz, Hl Maughin Inghean Donnghaille, Catlin, HE Gemma Delariches, OWS, Scar of Tir Righ, HE Steinn Vikingsson, KSCA,OP

panel room
2pm-3:20pmHelp Im on a plateu developing of fighters

Valbrandr Hrafnsbrodir, Iago Cabrera de Cadiz, HL Maughain Inghean Donnghaille, Mastari Rosa Marcella

panel room


Time: Sunday
9am-10:50amTeaching for accessibility

Gregorio Cristovalez de la Vega, OL,OD

class room 1
11am-12:20pmfighting in a dress and non gender specific clothing

Katryne MacKim

class room 1
1pm-3pmHistorical and legendary examples of women warriors/leadership

Katryne MacKim

class room 1
9am-10:20am Building a better chest protector

Rosalie Ashcombe


Athelyna de Oldenfeld


Tapping into your mental game:strategies and tool to over come mental blocks and visualize a successful bout

Rosalie Ashcombe

class room 2
1pm-3pmHeavy Spears

Jarlskona Hrafna

class room 2

Meal Information


Tournament Information

Pre reg for tournament



Time: Saturday
10 am-10:45Lists OpenFighting Room
11 am- 12:30 pmRapier TournamentFighting Room
12:30-12:45 pmList Re-open-HeavyFighting Room
1pm-2:30 pmHeavy TournamentFighting Room
2:30-2:45 pmLists re-open -Cut and ThrustFighting Room
3pm-4:30 pmCut and Thrust TournamentFighting Room

Rapier: Bring your sword, all of your offhand weapons, and your head for strategy as this tournament will pit you against your opponents in a test of skill and strategy. The exact details of the tournament will vary depending on the number of fighters present, but come prepared for lots of steel and lots of fun.

Heavy Sir Vitus Tournament Bring your best style, best of three, round robin tournament. Any two shots (body-body, arm-leg, head-leg, etc…) counts as a kill. The first shot is not acted out.

Cut & Thrust: Bring your best fight and come prepared to face off against some of the best Cut and Thrust fighters An Tir has to offer. Exact format will depend on the number of participants, but there should be plenty of fighting for everyone who attends.

Youth and Family Activities


Volunteer Information


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