Once again the
nefarious Barony to the North has made off with our precious honey
after taking offense at a most innocent comment made by our beloved
Baroness. This cannot be born once more! WAR! Come support
the noble Barony of Glymm Mere from the tyrannical actions of the
barbarians of Blatha an Oir this June 13th –
8710 US Hwy 101
NW, Olympia, WA 98502
I-5 to Hwy 101. Turn toward Shelton. Continue, the site will
be on your right just after Steamboat Island.
Friday June 13, 2014 –
10:00am - Gate Opens for Merchants
12:00pm - Gate Opens
4:00pm – Equestrian Authorizations
7:00pm: Twilight Tourney – Heavy
“Come on! Show me your stinger!”
12:00am: Gate closes – people can still
come on site, but please check in when gate opens in the
Saturday June 14, 2014 –
(Throughout the day, there will be various
family activities beginning at Family Activity Point, including a
Honey Hunt for the kids that will garner the winner’s barony
a war point)
8:00am: Gate Opens for Saturday
8:30am: Equestrian Authorizations
9am: Arts & Sciences Village opens –
(this will include displays from our local artisans, and an
opportunity for artisans to hang out and get to know one
Those wishing to participate in the two A
& S Competitions (The Dirty Dozen & Show Me the Honey) will
have a designated area in which to set up, and will need to have
their items in place before noon for judging. Judging will
happen between Noon and 4:30pm.
A & S Competitors must include one of
the following elements in their entries: Honey and/or the
production of (wax, honey, bees, flowers, flight, etc.)
A Roving Bardic Competition will have the
bards buzzing around. The competitors will need to pick up their
entry sheets in the A & S village throughout the day, and
return them by 4:30pm. The competitors will have their sheets
signed by each person they perform for, you may only perform once
for each signature then move on. How productive a Worker Bee are
There will be an open bardic stage area in
the A&S Village for bards that wish to perform.
Game Competitions will be run all day at the
A&S Village and there will be a Kub tourney.
9:30am – Heavy Inspection
10:00am – OpeningCourt with Champion’s Exhibition to include:
Thrown Weapons, Archery, Heavy, & Bardic Champions! Come out,
support your Baronies and see these talented individuals compete
for their Barony’s war points!
10:30am – The Swarm! Five Man War Band
11:00am – War – Heavy Scenarios
– Each point will be given to the side that wins each
scenario. There will be five scenarios to be announced at a later
11:00am – Range for archery/thrown
11:15am – Archery Championship
11:30am – Hit the Hive Thrown Weapons
Novelty Shoot (This will last until you are tired or until 1:00pm,
whichever comes first)
11:30am – Kub Competition! (Lasts until
4:30pm at which point the winner shall be determined by highest
12:00pm – Nap
12:00pm – 2:00pm - Honey War
Siege Cooking Competition - "Your castle is under
siege, your larder is bereft of stores, it is time for ... The
Honey War Siege Cooking Contest! The gory details are as
follows. We provide the basket of mystery with ingredients
that must be used. You provide the protein source - if you so
desire. (Mayhap all meat, even the rats - so good
grilled, has been consumed.) Additionally, you, in
writing, declare up to 15 cooking ingredients you may use over
three rounds along with your mystery ingredients to create a dish
or dishes to tempt the palate and please the eye. Please
pre-register your intent to compete so we may acquire an adequate
amount of mystery ingredients, we would hate to have to provide you
with the chicken feet from the freezer."
These will be three rounds, each must be
cooked at the designated “siege cooking area” near the
Baronial Pavillion thus evening the playing field in the Culinary
Eric. Set up for your cooking station my begin at 10am. There will
be a referee present to ensure all rules are followed.
1:30pm – Rapier Armor Inspection
2:00pm – War – Rapier
1:15pm – Thrown Weapons
1:30pm – Equestrian
1:00pm – Brewing
Competitions There will be separate competitions for
brewing & cordials 1pt each
3:00pm – The Honeyed Tongue Competition
– Are you able to spout flowery prose at a moment’s
notice? Do honeyed words of a complimentary nature drip from your
tongue foresoothly? If so, join us at this time for the Honeyed
Tongue Competition and put your skills to the test!
4:00pm – All judging forms and tokens to
be turned in for tally no later than this time!
4:30pm – Evening
6:30pm – Peace
7:00pm – Family friendly bardic
8:30pm – Honeyed Bard Competition
10:00pm – Bawdy Bardic – we would
kindly ask that the families at this time would take their children
back to their camps as some of the content at this point might
assail their precious little ears.
Sunday June 15, 2014 –
11:00am – Wacky Tacky Water War (super
soakers, noodles, etc. NO WATER BALLOONS!) weather permitting
3:00pm – Site Closes
[Bard tells how the Baron of Glymm Mere had been abducted by the
War Band of Blatha an Oir and, in retaliation, Glymm Mere’s
War band had taken Blatha an Oir’s Baron. Both Barons are
under the influence of honey intoxication, thus are not able to
run] the objective is for an army to liberate their perspective
Baron. This is achieved by bringing their Baron back to their side
of the field to the res point. Archery and thrown weapons. No time
limit. 3 resurrections. Scenario worth one point.
[Bard tells of how the two armies meet on the borderlands] Open
field battle three resurrections. Archery, thrown weapons and siege
weapons. No time limit. Scenario worth one point.
[Bard tells of how army which won first scenario invades other
barony; defenders try to stop them at a bridge]. Bridge battle. No
time limit. Archery and thrown weapons. 2 resurrections. Winner is
whoever holds the mid-point of the bridge for five minutes.
Scenario worth one point.
[Bard tells of how army which won bridge battle scenario pushes
other side back to their fortress. After a lengthy siege, and with
supplies running low, attackers try to take fortress by force].
Capture the flag. Winner of Bridge battle attacking; other side
defending. Archery and thrown weapons, siege weapons. Attacking
army has 3 resurrections. Defenders 0 res. Fifteen minute time
limit. Scenario worth two points.
Scenario #5: [Bard tells of how one army has won the day, but
fighting continues chaotically over loot]. Grand Melee; everyone
versus everyone, wounds follow you from fight to fight, and last
fighter standing wins. No Archery or thrown weapons. No
resurrections. Scenario worth no points, but prize for winning
1.Grand Melee for a warm up.
No RBG’s no
2.Open Field Battle with
3.Ship Battle with
on 3 melee/tourney - no
6.Dice Battle - no
7.Steal the Keg Battle - no
Kate the Candelmaker
- candles, fantasy novels
- pewter pins, circlets, brooches
- chainmail goods
- bits and bobs (garage sale merchant)
Love Medusa Crafts
- wire elf ears, necklaces, and bracelets
Edward the Smith
Dark Ages Games/Bits & Pieces
- period games, toys, wood tankards, jewelry
RV camping will be available, no hookups. If you have an RV, you
MUST camp in the designated RV area, there will be NO exceptions.
There will be trailer parking.
Equestrian - stalls are available for rent at $20 for the weekend.
You must provide your own stall bedding and feed. First come first
serve. If the stalls are all taken, please make sure to provide
your own fencing in the equestrian area. If you do not have this,
you may be turned away at gate. Thanks. If pre-regging, please
indicate on the form that you will need a stall, and add the
additional monies to your check. Thank you.
No pets unless service animal. This is a request by the site owner
and must be followed. (There may be a few exceptions may be given
depending on your situation.)
No smoking unless in your private encampment.
There is a stream on site, use at your own risk.
Please keep fires small and 16” of the
There are two bridges on site, please be responsible and careful
when crossing. Foot traffic only please.
Note that the above Weather and Map information is generated from the site address and can be easily confused. The weather will say if its for the branch or for the site. It will be for the site if the site can be found, but this again is not always the case, and if the site is some distance from the branch then the weather may be different.