It was a year ago when Baroness Margaret and Baroness Mogg were
to decide on a victor between Seagirt and Lions Gate. The
prowess, skill and artfulness shown at that time from both sides,
(or perhaps weariness from the long, well-fought battles) made them
proclaim “No!”. Lions Gate and Seagirt were equal
in the arts of war and peace. Time has passed and there is
disquiet in the Baronies of Tir Righ. Jealousies have
arisen. Seagirt has a mighty fine flock of snow white sheep;
fattened on the greenery of Insula Magna. Lions Gate’s
own riches are reflected in the fine meat and excellent wool of its
flocks. Rumors abound that Baron James seeks to lure the
unsuspecting beasts from their kind shepherd, Thegn Eideard.
Will Seagirt be able to protect itself and its sheep from
invaders? Will Lions Gate prove to be mightier and be able to
carry away much booty of invasion?
NMS does apply to non-member adults. Make cheques Payable
to Barony of Seagirt
3:00 pm Gate opens
7:00 A&S point open (or upon participants arrival)
9:30 am Opening court
11:00 am Rapier war inspections followed immediately by
11:00 am Combat archery Workshop
1:00 pm Heavy inspections followed by war point
4:00 pm Archery war point
7:30 pm Bardic point
10:00 am A&S Point judged
10:00 am New fighters Tourney
11:30 am Closing court
3:00 pm Site Closes
Heavy and Rapier points: to be fought
Saturday morning and early afternoon.
Each side brings a number of stuffed burlap sacks to use as sheep,
one side defends the sheep, the other side raids for sheep.
In round one they grab the sheep and run off field with as
many as they can. In round two they start with the number of
sheep they captured in round one and try and cross the field
as the defenders try and block them. rounds three and four are the
same scenario with sides reversed, The side that retrieves the most
sheep wins the point.
*If and only if, neither side captures any
sheep the point will be awarded to the side that brought the most
Archery point, to be fought Saturday
after Heavy and Rapier, or if they run too late, Sunday
All the sheep are gathered into a herd, One sheep in the centre is
given wolf ears and a tail.
Starting at 20 yards each archer gets a chance to shoot the wolf,
Hit a sheep and you are eliminated.
Each round moves back 10 yards until only one side is still
shooting. Blow through the wolf with a heavy bow, and hit a
sheep is an elimination. Bounce off and hit a sheep (with the
point) is an elimination.
Bardic Point : A family friendly song
or story involving sheep. Innuendo is permitted,
but it should be safe for kids. performed Early Saturday
A&S Point. An object, made on site, from wool fleece.
Fleece can be cleaned carded and dyed, but should not arrive
on site spun, woven or felted in any way. Some fleece will be
provided, but contestants are encouraged to bring their own. To be
judged Sunday before court.
Site Info: Name: Mountainaire Campground and RV Park 1094 Spruston Road Nanimo, BC V9X 1R2
Directions to Site:
Last Event's Directions: From the South Island - head north on
Island Hwy/Tran-Canada Hwy for roughly 100 km. You cannot turn left
from the highway to Spruston Road, so you will need to go past the
road that leads to the site. A few minutes north of the Cassidy Inn
there is a U-turn route (also the exit for the Bungee Experience).
Take the U-turn route under the highway and head south. Turn right
on Spruston Road. Site is approximately 5 km in from the highway,
on the right, just past a V in the road. Follow the signs to
the site. (approx 5kms). From the North Island - head south on
Highway #1 and turn right onto Spruston Rd. Follow the signs to the
site (approx. 5kms). From the Mainland - Take the ferry to either
Duke Point or Departure Bay, then make your way south and follow
the directions from the north island. WARNING: If you are using
Google Maps or a GPS to help find your way, please disregard
directions once you leave the highway! They will lead you into the
middle of nowhere and you will miss the correct turnoff.
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.