Sir Edwards Tournament


Hosted in-person by Device of Thornwold

The Shire of Thornwold (Bellingham – Whatcom County, WA )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Jadwiga Radomyskowa
Date: April 29 , 2022 until May, 1 2022
Site opens at: 3:00 PM on April 29th 2022
Site closes at: 12:00 PM on May 1th 2022

Event site:
The Lavender House
779 E Pole Rd Lynden, WA 98264

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

“Welcome Home!” Join us for the 43rd Sir Edwards Tourney! The Shire of Thornwood invites you to join us for a weekend full of fun, fighting, and festivities. We will have competitions to find our new Champions in Heavy, Rapier, Archery, A&S!

Competitions will be held all day to determine the New Champions in the following areas:
Heavy: Our famous Holmgang Heavy Tourney
Rapier: A Round Robin or Honlgang depending on the number of participants
Archery: Format TBA
Arts and Sciences: A&S during the time of the Plague
Thrown Weapons: TBA
Bardic: TBA

Day Food, at the Rampant Miffin Tavern! (Vegetarian and options available)
Merchants! We have room for more merchants please contact TBD!
Silent Auction: We have hundreds of items for you to bid on! funds raised will go to the Shire of Thornwold.

Eddies will be a three-day camping event!
Note: The county has a 10pm quiet curfew. This is not to say that people can’t party and enjoy themselves, but we cannot have loud music, drum circles, and the like after this time.

Service animals only on-site, no pets. This is an insurance thing with the site.

Smoking at your campsite or out at the parking lot. Please be respectful of your neighbors.

We must follow all federal laws, and cannot have marijuana on site.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Royal Presence - Queen
Royal Presence - Tir Righ
Accepts PayPal
Has Merchants
Has Classes
Has Heavy Fighting activities
Has Rapier and/or Cut & Thrust activities
Has Archery activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Offers a feast or meal

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Site Fees

Fee TypeCost*
Site fee 18+$20
Site fee 17 and underFREE
*SCA Members will receive a $5 member discount off the cost listed above.

Event Schedule

NoonSite opens for Merchants
Set up for Silent Auction
3pmSite open for Public
10pmMandatory Quiet Time (No drum circles past this point)Everywhere
8amGate Opens
10amArchery Range OpensArchery Range
Lists open for HolmgangMain Eric
A&S Entries SetupMain Pavilion
Largess Competition BeginsMain Pavilion
11:00Silent Auction OpensSilent Auction Tent
11:30Armor Inspection for HeavyMain Eric
Day Food AvailableRampant Miffin Pavilion
NoonHolmgang BeginsMain Eric
12:30Lists open for Rapier TourneyMain Eric
Enchanted Ground Luncheon BeginsMain Pavilion
1:30Armor Inspection for RapierMain Eric
2:00Rapier Tournament BeginsMain Eric
Archery Championship BeginsArchery Field
2pmEnchanted Ground Luncheon EndsMain Pavilion
3pmSilent Auction EndsSilent Auction Tent
4pmDay Food EndsRampant Miffin Pavilion
Demo Area ClosesMain Pavilion
All competitions talliedMain Eric
Archery Range ClosedArchery Range
4pmGate Reopens for Late ComersGate
4:30Court of Her Majesty An Tir followed by the Court of Thier Highnesses Tir RighMain Eric
After CourtGuinness Cake Fundraiser BeginsRampant Miffin Pavilion
SundownSocial on the Eric (Weather Permitting)Main Eric
10PMSite Quiet TimeEverywhere
8amPancake Breakfast FundraiserMain Eric
NoonEvent Ends
2pmSite Closes: Please be off site


Meal Information

Day Food Provided by the Rampant Miffin Tavern!

Day food by donation! Please support the Shire and eat some tasty treats!
(Ingredients will be listed soon)

  • Beef Meatballs
  • Turkey Meatballs
  • Sauce 1
  • Sauce 2
  • Baked Veggie Medallions (Choice of Roasted Cauliflower, Potato)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Cheese
  • Bread

Plates and utensils provided! Just bring cash and a hungry belly.

Pancake Fundraiser

Join us Sunday morning to get a little fuel for teardown and the ride home.

  • Pancakes (Butter and Syrup provided)
  • Protein
  • Orange Juice

Plates and utensils provided

Guinness Cake Fundraiser

In honor of the memory of our dear friend Sir Thorkel we will have a Guinness cake fundraiser that starts after Court. Please bring a Guinness cake, and/or buy slices of the cakes that are brought! For a donation of $5 you get a slice of the cake of your choosing! All money will go to the memorial fund to be used to provide loaner shields for the new fighters of the shire. Each person who donates a cake will receive a token of appreciation.
Please bring a card with your name and the ingredient list for your cake.

Tournament Information

Heavy Championship Tourney
Traditional Holmgang style tournament, two 30 min rounds. First-round is to first blood or stepping out of the circle. Second-round is standard kill rules, as well as stepping out of the circle. The most wins across both rounds will be declared champion of THornwold and receive a scroll and shield created by Sir Ulfgar and painted by Pani Jadwiga.

Rapier Championship Tourney
This will be fought in the traditional holmgang style like the heavy tourney. The winner will receive the title of champion and a scroll. We are looking for a donation of a tourney prize.

Archery Championship Tourney
The prize is a scroll, title of champion, and a dozen arrows donated by Mistresses Megan and Mersha

A&S Tourney
Did you learn something new? Finished an old project? Started a new project? Didn’t finish a project? Do you want to make something about the plague? Or how to survive quarantine, plague, or anything else to do with your experience in the last 2 years

It can be finished, just started, or in progress.
Please provide one sentence on how your project is connected to the prompt above at least one sentence a what, where, when, how about your project.
This is low stress, and low stakes, anything you did can count!
More information can be found here. 
Prizes are a scroll, title of champion, and a hand-painted scribal slope made by HL Ursula and Genevieve.

Bardic and Thrown Weapons
Currently, our shire does not have the setup for Thrown Weapons and as such cannot host them. However, if you have the weapons and would like to help run the tourney, please let us know! We do have some targets.

Volunteer Information

We are still looking for volunteers to help set up on Thursday!
We are currently looking for marshals, and people to help at the gate!
We are still looking for someone to run our silent auction!

Please message the event steward at if you’d like to help

Merchant Information

Merchants welcome!
Please let us know the name of your booth and a quick blurb about what you sell.
Merchants can come on-site at Noon on Friday
Location is first come first serve, and all merchant booths will be facing the event field.
If you have a few pictures of the items you are selling we’d love to see them, so we can show off on our event page.
No merchant fee! We as for a donation that will be added to our largess to be given to the site crew.

Classes Offered

Enchanted Grounds Luncheon: 
Hosted by Mistress Mersha
When you cross the barrier into the enchanted ground the modern world fades away. Join the Carps, Red Flames, and Swans of An Tir for a in-persona luncheon! In this space, topics will be kept to in-persona, and it is a perfect opportunity to leave the real world behind for a few hours! New to persona development? That’s okay! We are happy to work with you and teach as we go.


More info coming soon!

We will have a demo and crafting area available. Feel free to let us know if you would like to host a class!
If you have a project you want to work on, feel free to join us in our A&S area. Tables and chairs will be provided.

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