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Barons Ball

October 05, 2012 to October 07, 2012

Tri-Cities, WA

Autocrat: Rowena Kyncaidd device2009OP

The Barony of Wastekeep invite One and All to once again join us for Baron’s Ball at lovely Sacagawea State Park on the beautiful Columbia River. 

If you are interested in competing for Championships in A&S or Bardic then here is your chance.  Link for Baronial A&S Championship Criteria

Baron's Ball 2012 is shaping up to be one of the biggest (of not THE biggest) and best Baron's Balls of all time.  Join us Friday night for the Ball.  Saturday night join the ShipCrew as they host the knighting vigil for Erik Daegarsson. Saturday and Sunday - all the fighting and activities you can handle with dancing, feasting, contests, awards, and fun for all.

The Feast on Saturday evening will be potluck with the Barony supplying the meat.  Please bring your favorite side dish or dessert to serve 10 to share.  Sunday afternoon there will be the Traditional Rapier Rose tournament. Entrants must have an inspiration present to fight for.



Friday Oct 5th, 2012

     NOON ….  Site Open!

     7:00pm       Dance class before Ball



     8:00pm       Evening Ball on the eric, Come out and enjoy the candlelight and dancing.


Saturday Oct 6th, 2012

      7:30am      Morning Wakeup

     10:00am     Opening Court – List and Armor inspection immediately following:

     11:00am     Tables open for setup of Arts and Sciences Contests

     Noon           The Traditional War Style Tournament will begin!

     2:00pm       A belly dance workshop (place TBD)

     3:00pm       Judging for the best use of heraldry to mark your child at the heralds day  shade.

4:00pm       Judging of Arts and Sciences Championship.  Also judging for the best use of    heraldry in an encampment at the heralds day shade (or in your encampment if the item is too large to move)

5:00pm       Feast will be served – please remember to bring a contribution for feast to feed 8-10 people.

6:30pm       Evening Court



Sunday Oct 7th, 2012

     7:30am       Morning Wakeup

     9:00am       List and Armor inspection for The Rose Rapier Tourney

     10:00am     Rose Tourney

     11:00am     YAC Tourney

     12:30pm (ish)    Closing Court

     4:00pm       Site Closed, Please make sure your campsite is cleaned up.


The Archery Range will be setup both days for your pleasure.  Please check with the archery marshal for times.


If you are part of Ship Crew and traveling for Eric Dagarson’s Vigil, we will have a spot reserved for your group.  Gate will be able to point you in the right direction.


RV’s are welcome, however there are NO hook ups.


Feast Information:  There will be a feast for all to enjoy Saturday evening, with the Barony of Wastekeep providing the meat and bread.  Please bring a dish to feed 8-10 people to contribute to the feast.

 Now hear the words of Baron Styrkarr:

Tourney rules for Baron's Ball - fought in the style of a 12th centure Normal team tournament.

When you die you report your loss and the name or number of the person who killed you to the list table.   At the end of the day the person with the highest Wins - Losses total is the winner. 
Prize: Custom made and decorated rawhide Styrkarr-sword. 
There will be 5 "quarters" of fighting (2 with castle, 1 open field, and 2 on the cliff). 

For one of the five "quarters" a fighter may fight with a weapon longer than the Baron's boar spear (7'4")
For one of the five "quarters" a fighter must fight with a weapon shorter than 4'
All other "quarters" your weapon may not be longer than the Baron's boar spear (7'4")


Arts and Sciences Contests:

    We will again be having our Baronial Arts and Sciences Championship, rules can be found here:.   In addition we will be having our ever popular “Populace Choice contest”.


Announcement:  I Luaithrenn the Falconer's Wife, am sponsoring a contest at Baron's Ball!! With PRIZES!!! After much consultation with People Who Know About These Things, it has been determined that we need more heraldry at our events. No, not people yelling things outside of your tent at 7am (although those are important announcements, and you should listen to them!), I'm talking about heraldry that we can see. To that end, I will be sponsoring a Contest for:


The contest will be in three categories, with a PRIZE to be awarded in each! The categories are:

1. Best use of heraldic device or symbol on your field/war garb (NOT your shield) in the armored combat tourney/war held on Saturday
2. Best use of heraldic device or symbol on your tourney garb (NOT your shield or mask) in the rapier tourney to be held on Sunday
3. Best use of heraldic device or symbol to mark your children (if they are lost, to whom shall we return them???) (to be judged on SATURDAY)
4. Best use of heraldry in Court Garb (to be judged on SATURDAY)
5. Best use of heraldic device or symbol to enhance your encampment.

Did I mention that there would be PRIZES???

Those prizes will be as follows:

1. To the winner of the contest for beast armored combat garb will go: A wooden viking storage box made by Master Ulrik, with a beautiful space on top for you to place your own device;
2. To the winner of the best marking of the children will go: a period-style portable "tent" for the little ones;
3. To the winner of the best encampment decoration will go: Two strands of hand made glass beads in baronial colors, made by HL Teagan.
4. To the winner of the best Court Garb contest will go: a viking storage box, suitable for decoration with your own device.
5. To the winner of the best use of heraldry in the rapier tournament will go: many beautiful silver buttons to enhance your already pretty garb.

And many thanks to the artists and craftspersons who are making these items. Your skills are much appreciated!!!

So, if that whets your appetite, get busy and get those entries ready! Barons Ball is just around the corner:)



Baron's Ball, Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Turkish Dance Workshop

Sample the Ottoman Turkish Dance Movements

with Karena Montee

Part One: Folk dance

Part Two: Danse Orientale (or Danse du Ventre)

Each part will be roughly 40 min, times to be determined on Saturday 

and announced in Morning Court!

We have just received some information about the site for Barons Ball and would

like to inform you all of some updates.  It appears that Sacajawea park also has

planned a "haunted forest" happening on Saturday night (October 6, 2012). There

will be moderns setting up the haunted forest sometime after noon and the event

will be taking place starting at 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. With this happening we 

will be seeing some tram buses, coming into the park and dropping ppl off by the

boat launch area. They will be dropped off behind black curtains/walls so they

can not walk over in our area. During the time of 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm though 

we will be hearing some "strange" noises some of which might be screaming, 

chainsaws, spooky music and of course the all popular crow cannons. 

Reid, the park ranger says they should be all cleared out around Midnight. 

Also, due to the tram buses coming in and having to turn around the park rangers

have informed us that we will not be able to park the RV's where we normally do.

As soon as we get onto site on Friday we will find out where we can actually 

park them.

One other update, they will be having sprinklers on Friday morning and are not 

planning on turning them off til 10:30 am, so set up will be starting at 10:30 am

and at that time we will start setting up the baronial pavilion and the castle. 

We hope that you all understand that this is something that we did not plan on 

happening, and we the wonderful group of people that we are will make the most 

of the small disturbance :)


AUTOCRAT: HL Rowena Kyncaidd (Sandy Parchen) 405 N. 23rd Ave. Pasco Wa. 509-541-4690 (no calls after 8:30 please).


FEES:  Weekend: Adult (18 & up) $15,

                           Youth (6-18) $10, children under 6 free. 

                           Family cap $45. 

           Day Fee: Adult $10, Youth $5,  children under 6 free. 

   Family cap $25. 

Please make checks payable to “Barony of Wastekeep  SCA Inc.  A merchant fee of $10.00 payable to the Park is required plus a Temporary Concession Permit.  Please  contact the Autocrat for the appropriate paper work.


SITE: Sacagawea State Park  2503 Sacagawea State Park Road   Pasco Wa. 99301.  Site opens noon Oct 5 and closes 4:00 pm Oct 7.  Discreetly wet.  All fires must be 18 inches off the ground, weather permitting.

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Site Info:
Name: Sacajawea State Park
2503 Sacajawea Park Rd.
Pasco, WA 99301

Directions to Site:

Last Event's Directions :

From Spokane:

Take your best route to I-90W.Merge onto I-90 W / US-395 S
Merge onto US-395 S via EXIT 220 toward PASCO. 74.0 miles
Merge onto US-12 E toward WALLA WALLA. 3.7 miles
End at 2503 Sacajawea Park Rd

From Seattle:

Take your best route to I-90E Merge onto I-90 E via the exit on the LEFT toward BELLEVUE / SPOKANE.
Merge onto I-82 E via EXIT 110 toward YAKIMA
Merge onto US-12 E via EXIT 102 toward RICHLAND / PASCO
End at 2503 Sacajawea Park Rd

From Oregon:

Take your best route to I-82W. Merge onto I-82 W via EXIT 179 toward HERMISTON / UMATILLA (Crossing into WASHINGTON).
Merge onto US-395 N via EXIT 113 toward I-182 / KENNEWICK / PASCO.
Merge onto US-395 N via the exit on the LEFT toward SPOKANE
Merge onto US-12 E toward SPOKANE / WALLA WALLA.

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