Seafarer’s Celebration III


Event Summary

Date: August 1 , 2014 until August, 3 2014
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on August 1th 2014
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on August 3th 2014

  • Have you wanted to create a nautical persona within the SCA
    period, but could not find enough information?
  • Have you ever had questions about seafaring topics?
  • Join us for classes, games, heavy combat rapier, archery,
    revelry & much more!!
  • The all new Tournament of Sins will be an overlying
  • Bardic competition, as well as a bawdy bardic & tablero
    tournament Saturday evening.
  • Seafarer’s Celebration II is an event to celebrate the people
    of many different time periods and nationalities that made their
    livelihood on the waters of the world. Plenty of fun for everyone,
    all ages, seafaring or not! Games and activities for the powder
    monkeys (wee ones) as well.
  • Tons of classes ranging from food, games, warfare, historic
    nautical clothing, how to tell period nautical information from
    non, etc.
  • Feasting, fighting, learning, singing and socializing! What
    more could one ask for? So fire up your shanties, dust off your
    thrum cap, break out your ship’s biscuits and meet us at Nix Ranch
    this year!
  • If you missed it last year do not miss it again. Come join all
    the action!


Friday, 8/1

10:00am- Site opens for merchants

12:00pm- Site opens for populace

  3:00pm- Archery Range opens
pending marshal availability

 Saturday, 8/2

  8:00am- Gate opens

  9:00am- Opening Court &
*Investiture of
Baron Dunstan*
…Baronial Pavilion

  9:30am- (or immediately after
court) Rapier armor inspection… Erics    

10:00am- Classes Begin (see separate class
schedule page)… Dragon Wing, A&S Tent, Other locations
as announced

10:00am- Rapier Fighting begins for Pride
points… Erics

10:00am- Children’s Treasure Hunt
begins (runs all day- pick up & turn in sheets at
gate)…entire site

11:00am- Gaming begins for Greed
Points…Red Dragon encampment

11:00am- Family Activities

  1:00pm- Heavy armor

  1:00pm- Archery begins for Envy

  1:30pm- Heavy Fighting begins
for Wrath points

  2:00pm- Brewing & Cordial
Entries to the Baronial Pavilion

  2:00pm- Siege Cooking begins for
Gluttony points

  2:30pm- Judging for brewing
& cordials begins for Gluttony points…Baronial

  3:00pm- Family friendly Bardic
for Lust points…Erics

  5:00pm- Evening
Court…Baronial Pavilion

  6:30pm- (after evening court)
Communal Feast…Baronial Pavilion

    8:00pm- Tablero Tournament
for Sloth points…Dragon Wing

  8:30pm- (after Family Bardic)
Bawdy Bardic for Lust points- Erics

 Sunday, 8/3

10:00am- Closing & Prize Court

 3:00pm- Site Closes

The Tournament of Deadly

The tournament of sins will encompass a great many different
contests and competitions with each affording points of specific
nature (i.e. Lust, Wrath, Envy, etc.)

All groups and individuals competing in the overall tournament
will register at gate so that the scoreboard can reflect the point

When a competitor gains points during the event they can decide
to keep the points for themselves or donate them or “merc” them to
a group or household for the overall tournament.  Donating
points to a group will definitely give a greater advantage for the final win but there can be WAY
more gloating if an individual wins the overall tournament.

“Merc”ing yourself or your points out to another group or groups
is completely within the rules of the tournament.  An
agreement can be made before hand to compete for a group or
individual for a certain price (i.e. goods, services, etc); or,
after placing in a tournament or tournaments, you can put your
points up for negotiation to the highest bidder.

Each tournament will have three winners; 1st,
2nd & 3rd.  Winners will get 3
points, 2 points and 1 point respectively.  There may be
additional points allowed and given for specific aspects of each
contest.  (i.e. the master of the Pride tourney can give an
extra point for an overly elaborate costume or heralding of

The competitions will be as follows:

Rapier (Pride

This tourney will embody the sin of pride.

Bardic &
Bawdy Bardic Contests (Lust Points):

These two contests will offer Lust points.  If there are
contestants that win in both bardics they must choose which
bardic they wish their points to be from (assumed to be the highest
point amount, not the sum of both contests).

Siege Cooking,
Potluck Dishes & Brewing/Cordial Contests (Gluttony

This large contest will have multiple sections.  There will
be a cordial contest for non-brewed beverages, a brewing/vinting
contest and a siege cooking contest.  However since this set
is for gluttony, ANY and ALL dishes/drink of the same contestant
will be summed for their total.  So if the same person submits
three brews AND three dishes, they can win ALL places and sum the
total points.  This way people who do not fight can still have
a chance and it is worthwhile to have fighters branch out. 
Welcome to Gluttony!

The potluck dishes are a brand new addition to the
contest.  If a person, or persons, wish to make a period dish
to share at the communal potluck feast they may gain a Gluttony
point.  The dish may be premade and brought to the event or
cooked on site, however it must have an ingredient list and period
documentation with it.  The documentation does not have to be
complicated.  I.e. Your name, the ingredients list and wording
of original recipe w/ book or document it came from.  Please
make it know to the staff that you are using it for Gluttony points
in the contest.  1 point per dish ergo you can bring multiple
dishes and/or drinks you can gain a goodly few points.

Archery (Envy

A tournament embodying the sin of Envy will encompass this

Heavy Combat
(Wrath Points):

Wrath points can go to most furious fighter, etc.

Tournament (Sloth Points):

Sloth points will go to the winners of this contest.

30 & 1 (or
other period gambling game) (Greed Points)

Greed points will be given to the winner or winners, etc,


Once all the contests are over all points may be donated to your
house or ship and totaled.  The group with the highest total
(household, ship, fighting group, individual, etc.) with the
greatest total of points will be titled Champion/s of Sin! 
The prize will be a handmade silk flag symbolizing the 7 deadly
sins that will be pridefully flown at all future events!

The winning team will also get a 6′ handmade custom flag
(pennant) of their choosing to be delivered after the event once
they decide what the design will be.


Seafarer’s Celebration

Class Name: Norse Wire Weaving
Teacher: HL Andrea Harding -Disa i Birkilundi

Description: We will learn the basics of Norse Wire Weaving.
Students will receive everything that they need to complete one

Class Name: Basic Lampworking (Glass Bead

Teacher: HL Sophia Francesca Bruno

Description: A hands on class on how to make lamp worked beads with
a brief history on the methods used in period.

Class Name: Pirates & Privateers
Teacher: HL William Richard Drake –

Description: This class will cover the basics of what is and is not
period for pirates and private-men-of-war, as well as exploring the
differences between them. We will cover the major nations involved,
period terms, and shipboard life. We will discuss what caused the
explosion of piracy, and briefly touch on navigation and types of
ships and weapons.

Class Name: Period Ships and Their Weapons
Teacher: HL William Richard Drake –

Description: This class will cover various ships used throughout
period and the weapons and tactics used by their crews, both
personal and shipboard. We will discuss the origin of terminology
and technology, the construction styles of ships, when those ships
were used, and the evolution of the ships themselves. We will also
go over the introduction of ships weapons, when and how they were
used, and the tactics involved with the different weapons.

Class name: Dyeing with Indigo (& Woad)
Teacher: HL Sarra the brave
Duration of class: ~ 1.5 hours
Cost: $5 / participant
Minimum number of students: 4
Maximum number of students: 10

Things students should bring: Maximum of 1 pound (16 oz)
weight-of-goods to dye per student, whether it’s fiber
(pre-cleaned), yarn, fabric, or clothing. All natural (wool, silk,
linen, cotton, etc.) and many modern fibers are dye-able in this
dye bath.

Class Description:
Join me as we do some natural dyeing! We will have a short
discussion on Woad and Indigo, discussing period and modern
‘recipes’, and then, we will dye some items that you bring!
This is interactive, so be prepared to turn blue.
Every class attendee is welcome to bring a maximum of one (1) pound
weight-of-goods to dye, whether it’s fiber (pre-cleaned), yarn,
fabric, or clothing. All natural (wool, silk, linen, cotton, etc.)
and many modern fibers are dye-able in this dye bath. (Tye-dyeing
is also easy in this bath)
Attendees are welcome to dye, without the formal class. They may
stop by throughout the day. They are welcome to bring a maximum of
one (1) pound weight-of-goods. Fees will apply regardless.

Class Name: Etiquette & Protocol
Teacher: Ban-Iarla Daedin MacAoidh a’ Mhonadh
Cost:  Free

Description: This class will introduce the student to etiquette as
practiced in the SCA–forms of address, titles vs. honorifics, how
to perform introductions and the precepts of courtesy

Class Name: The “Cure” For A Long Voyage: Preserving Beef,
Pork, And Fish With Salt & Spices

Teacher:  Hildegarde fillia Bertrandi
Cost: $5
Min: 0  /  Max: 8

Description:  This class will cover the basics of salt curing
as a method of preserving meat (and making it tasty!). We will talk
about both wet and dry cures, period methods and modern
equivalents. We will discuss optional flavorings (herbs and
spices). You will then get a chance to build your own dry cure
blend and test it out on a piece of pork belly.


$10 for adult SCA members
$5 for those 11-17
Free – 10 and younger

(Non Member Surcharge of US $5 applies to all adult


Event Steward:  HL Tristan O’Shea

Co-Event Steward: Her Excellency Francisca Montoya

Classes Steward (Register for Classes): HL Rosamond
Winder (moc.oohay@sevlow_fo_revaewmaerD)


Bob Nix Ranch: 220 Nix Rd, Chehalis, WA

Directions: Take I-5 to exit 77 in Chehalis, WA. Turn west onto
Hwy 6 toward Pe Ell, go approximately 1.7 miles. Turn left on Hwy
603. Go up hill. At approximately 1.7 miles turn right onto Nix RD.
Rd. Go to end and follow one-way road to site.

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