The Art of War


Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Brand deus Leons
Date: April 10 , 2008 until April, 13 2008
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on April 10th 2008
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on April 13th 2008

Event site:
Camp Brinkley
25600 Monroe Camp Rd. Snohomish, WA 98290

The Art of

 The Goal of the Event is:
  “To advance the skill of each SCA War Fighter: as a
warrior, leader,
strategist, trainer of others and as a

 April 10-13 – 2008 (Thur – Sun) in An Tir.
Brought to you by the Barony of Aquaterra (Everett,
Just 1.5 hours north by north east of Sea-Tac Airport
(general region, Seattle, WA)

A Time of Transformation. A Time of Learning. 

A Time of Bonding and Becoming.

 A Time like No Other.

The Art of War –

April 10-13, 2008.  This puts us at the same time as
Tir Righ’s Coronet.  We thank Their Highnesses of Tir
Righ for permission to share Their date.  Hail Tir

  If you are inspired by the goal of the event (To
advance the skill of each SCA War Fighter: as a warrior,
strategist, trainer of others and as a
) then this is probably a good event
for you:-)

More reasons why this event may be for

(for more information including pictures of the
site and potential sleeping quarters, see the Website  

  • We offer Four days of disciplined hard work 
  • Major War Commanders from across the SCA as
  • Major Event Stewards from across the SCA as
  • ~20 Command teachers with extensive War experience from
    An Tir. 
  • ALL food for FOUR days prepared for you. 
  • We do the dishes.
  • War related topics, day and night.     
  • No encampments to bring or set up (unless you really,
    really want to)
  • No dishes to bring.  No food to buy or cook.
  • Hot Showers. Flush Bathrooms. Dry Sleeping
  • Hot meals. Ambiance of a Rustic Forest setting.
  • Lessons in History. 
  • Camaraderie.
The ability to transform yourself from a Beginning Fighter
   to a vital member of a War unit.
Or From a Tourney Fighter to a War Unit Member/Leader.
Or From a Small Band Leader to a Leader of

Still some spaces left.  $75.00 for just Friday
Night – Sunday.  All food included. 

There is a Stewarding Track (Autocrating) as well.

  Read the additional pages & sign up for
updates at

Go to the Registration PDF by clicking here (it’s a Print
out, Fill in PDF for now. Working on a “type info in and
print” style asap)

Art of War Registration Link (PDF)

anon, Brand – Event Steward.  alymere [at] gmail
[dot] com

Here is “The Last BIG email about Art of War” with important
directions, lists of Istructors, what to bring, what NOT to
bring, etc.

“Greetings from Sir Brand and the Event Staff of Art of
This is a day late. My apologies. For some reason, my editor
wanted my ramblings to make sense. Go figure;-)  Many
exciting things are coming together. We expect a great

This is your LAST BIG EMAIL, with all the information we
think you will need. Please feel free to write or call
(206-291-6205) and we will do our best to answer additional
If you know others who want to attend, there are slots still
available for the event. Write for details.

This email will also be available as a PDF in the FILES
section of Also, as a POST there as

The Do _NOT_ Bring list:
NO Alcohol at all. Zero. Zip. Site is a Boy Scout Camp. 
Site is Bone Dry. If caught, site fee is forfeit and your
NO Pets. (Service animals have their own rules.)
NO Firearms.
BE AWARE Anyone attending the event “just to
watch”, pays full site fee as posted:  $125.00
– Thursday – Sunday.  $75.00 Fri evening
– Sunday.  $65.00 Weekend.

Directions to Site:
Camp Brinkley
25600-B Monroe Log Camp Rd
Snohomish, WA 98290
The site is approximately 15 miles EAST of Everett, WA. (40
Miles North East of Seattle, WA.)
We should be ready for students to start arriving at 11:00

1. From I-5 North or South take Exit 194 towards US 2 East
via Trestle towards Wenatchee.
Go 5.1 Miles
2. Take the WA – 9 Exit toward Arlington/Bothell to the Stop
3. Take a Left at WA-9 for about .2 miles (go just over the
bridge then…
4. Turn Right at New Bunk Foss Road, follow it for 1.2
5. Turn left onto Old Machias Rd at the stop sign and follow
it (Sharp Curves!) as it turns to S. Machias Road. (approx 1
6. Turn Left (North) on S. Machias Road. Go north 1 mile and
Turn Right (just past the Espresso Stand) onto Dubuque
7. Follow Dubuque Road East for 7.4 miles.  You go past
a Transfer Station Drop Box area on your left.
8. After 7.4 miles, at the “T” intersection, turn Left onto
South Lake Rosinger Rd.  (Head North)
9. When you see the Blue Lake Roesinger General Store on your
Left, turn Right onto
Monroe Camp Rd. and watch for signs to parking lot.
Total Distance: Approx. ~15 miles East from I-5 & the
City of Everett.

The county takes down our SCA signs, so we will do our very
best to have some sort of markings posted to guide you.
From Eastern Washington: Google Maps recommends taking I-90
West to I-5 then follow the directions from I-5 North
PARKING:  For check-in only, park in main lot. 
Most parking is just off the main site.
ID & SCA Membership Card, if you have one. – Please
Note: If you are having a Registration Transferred to you,
you MUST bring that permission from the original holder of
that registration or have it sent/emailed to us by
Bedding  – Also Highly Recommended: Air Mattress or Foam
pad, extra blankets/sleeping bags.
Garb (All Classes out of armor will be in garb.)
Towel & Toiletries. (Medications, etc.)
Extra Clothes, Rain Poncho/Gear Cloak, Gloves, Rubber
   (Weather reports call for continued clearing,
however it is still wet and muddy)
Favorite Drinking Vessel!  — No need for feaste
Extra Food – if so desired.
All fighters, please bring a SPEAR (9’) and your full
   Personal armor repair kit – Some armor repair
gear will be on site
   If you have loaner gloves, spears, armor, etc.,
please bring those – AND MARK THEM
   There will be some Spear blanks for sale.
Folding Camp Stool
Note Taking Materials
Personal Room Freshener.

Site has Showers! However please remember this is a rustic
campsite – complete with bugs and little furry
Smoking ONLY in designated OUTSIDE areas.  Smokers will
police the area for their trash.

T-SHIRTS: There will be a few extra T-Shirts on site for
sale. Price $18.00
If you pre-ordered your T-Shirt, it can be picked-up when you
Please be aware that we discovered our supplier only has up
to size 2-X in the style of shirt that was ordered.  If
you ordered a larger size, you can ask for a refund or we are
looking into the possibility of ordering a different style of
shirt that’s available in larger sizes.  It would
have the same design and could be sent to you within the

 I would like Fighters to chat-up the Event Steward
folks and consider sitting in on some of their classes and
vise versa. We all need to know something about how an event
is run, and everyone should have some idea what fighting is
about in the SCA. Grab a spear and play☺

INSTRUCTORS: Guests: Count Balin – Caid War Commander.
Master John the Pell – East Kingdom & Aethelmearc
War Commander. Mistress Isabeau & Master Joseph: Estrella
War Stewards.
 From An Tir: Sir Hathawulf – Kingdom War Lord.
Sir Daniel – Kingdom Earl Marshal, Sir Viktor – Kingdom
Siege Engine Deputy. Sir Caieth – Founded War Bands
with Count Balin/Baron of Wealdsmere. Sir Godric –
Leader of the Company of St. Ulrich. Tadhg – Chief of
Clan Carn.  Agelos – Equestrian.
BASIC Class List (subject to change.)
Thursday 11:00 AM: Site Opens –
    Orientation Check In / Sleeping
Assignments and Settle-in
First Muster at 3:00 PM

1:30 – 3:00 PM – Weapon Workshop and Shield
Spear Making Practicum with Sir Hathawulf & Sir Viktor
and others.

3:00 – 4:30 PM ALL On the Parade Ground
Introductions: Overview of the 4 Days
1st Drills (Hats Off)

4:30 – 6:00 PM Squad Drills and Skirmishes.
    Tactics & Strategy – All

6:00 PM Open. One on One work.
6:00 PM – Siege Engines (Real vs. SCA) Viktor.

7:00 PM – Dinner

8:00 – 9:30 PM Lectures: Setting Up War Bands (Balin,
Caieth, Hath, Daniel, Godric, Tadhg.)
Friday April 11: Fighter Schedule:
7:00 AM Breakfast
 Organization of the Day. Announcements
 Discussion: Nutrition. Physical Preparation.

8:00 AM Drills – Hats

9:00 – 10:30 AM Small Unit Organization

11:00 – 12:30  Skirmish Practice: Road, Field,
Bridge, Wall

12:30 PM Lunch

2:00 – 3:30 PM — Student’s Choice:
 Killing Pockets/An Tir
Formations     Sir Hathawulf
Shield Walls on the
Move        Count
An Tir
Sir Daniel
East Kingdoms Methods – Master John

3:30 – 5:00 PM Skirmishes

5:30 – 7:00 PM Roundtable discussion in Great Hall

7:00 PM – Dinner     Discussion:
The Horse in History & in the SCA – Agelos.
Saturday, April 12  Fighter Schedule.
7:00 AM Breakfast

8:00 – 10:30 AM:  Skirmish – Small Unit

11:00 – 12:30 Battles

12:30 PM Lunch

2:00 – 6:00 Unit Drills / War Scenarios / Battles

6:00 – 7:00:  Clean-up/Showers Etc.

7:00 PM:  Dinner
    General Discussion
Sat Night: Court

Sunday April 13.
8:00 AM Breakfast

9:30 AM – Noon Battle Work

~ 5:00 PM – Site closes.

Art of War Event Steward Track: Tentative Schedule

Thursday – April 10th

11:00 AM – Site Opens.
    All Instructors:  Help with Check-In;
Orientation of Students, Etc.

12:30 PM Lunch

2:00 PM: Event Steward Students: Meet and Greet with

3:00 – 4:00 PM – Observe 1st Muster (Site-walk:
Discussion of Requirements for Large Events)  Bring Camp

4:00 – 6:00 PM – Great Hall: Overview of Goals /
Requirements of War Events
Site Logistics: What is essential in an SCA War?
    Negotiations with Site Owners/Local
    Port-a-Potties, Renting Large Commercial
Services (BIG Tents, Shower Trucks, Graders, etc.)
Open Discussion.

8:30 – 9:30 PM – Attend AoW Round Table Discussion.

Friday April 11th Event Steward Track

9:00-10:30 AM: Large Event Logistics
    Laying Out A War Site, War Fields,
Camping, Parking, Entrance and Exit Roads.
    Hay Bales vs. Wooden Structures.

11:00 AM – Noon:  Event Preparation & Initial
Advertising and Funding Options, Pre-Registration ,
Running a Gate for 5,000+++, Software & Computer
Organizational Systems, Flow Charts and Delegation of

12:30 – 1:30 PM –  Lunch/Help with Lunch
    Discussion: Involving the non-fighting
attendees, A&S and other Contests,

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Medics, Ambulances, and Death (for
Volunteer Recruitment and anti-burnout methods; Waivers,
Permits & Paperwork
Removing unruly people from your site.

3:30 – 5:00 PM: Participate in Skirmish Support
(Marshals, Water bearers, ETC)
Roundtable Discussion: War Scenarios & Rules of
Engagements; How to keep the flow of battle going; War
Rapier, Armored Archers, Thrown Weapons. Siege Engines

5:15 – 6:30 PM
Courts (multiple Royalties. Precedence???)
Equestrian Activities; Food-Merchant Areas Merchants
Showers & other Amenities,
Entertainers, Parties, Patrols, “Problem Children”, Actual

Evening with Lectures.

Saturday April 12.

8:30 AM – Noon:
Event Steward Practicum:
Rotating Schedule for all attending the Event Steward track:
Gate, War Field Assistance, Hall Assistance, Orientation for
New Arrivals.

2:00 – 3:30 PM – Heralding, Site Communication Systems,
Assist with War Scenarios.
Follow Up on previous topics.

7:00 PM Saturday Evening, Dinner/Court.
General Discussion.

Sunday April 13

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Large Event Practicum:
War Field Assistance (Water Bearing, Marshalling, Chiurgeon)
Hall Assistance, Closing Down the Site. Help with Lunch Prep
– If Needed

Discuss Organizational Suggestions for the next Art of
Debriefing/General Wrap-Up: ‘Onions & Roses’

Go home happy☺

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