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Banner War

September 27, 2013 to September 29, 2013
Aquaterra

Snohomish County, WA

Autocrat: Pike Geirleikrson

WAR!  In war, everyone is involved!  Bring your house and families to one of Aquaterra's longest running events!  Help spread the wordfame for your house in the spirit of friendly competition!  Like the name says, this is a War of Banners!  Bring your personal or house banners to spread your word fame!  War points are awarded for more than just fighting!  Archery, Thrown weapons, Rapier, Siege cooking, Arts & sciences, Youth armored combat, and Family activities!  Plus war scenarios including a true woods battle!  You can solo or team up with other houses to combine your efforts to win the coveted war chest!

Come see the beauty that is in the heart of Aquaterra!  The event will be at the gorgeous Masonic Family Park located at 24310 Mountain Loop Hwy, Granite Falls, WA 98252.  The park is a beautiful forest setting with a creek running next to it!  Site opens at 12PM for merchants, 3 pm for populace 9/27 and closes at 3 pm 9/29.  Site is discretely wet.  Please visit the kingdom calendar for more information.

Friday
8pm – Chatelaine/Newcomers Night
Midnight- gate closes
Saturday
8am - gate opens
9am - opening court – War bands present yourselves!
– Largesse Challenge entries due after court
– Largesse Class begins
– Siege Cooking begins
½ hour after morning court – armor inspection
1 hour after morning court – WAR! Heavy combat,
Archery, Rapier, YAC, and Thrown Weapons begin.
10am – 2pm – Family Activities
3pm – Ladies Tea – location to be announced
6pm - evening court / gate closes
After evening court - the Inn opens including the Bardic Competition
 
9pm - site gate closes
Sunday
 
8am - site gate opens
 
Court time to be announced
3pm – site closes

WAR!

War bands must present themselves at Saturday morning court and make a donation to the War Chest.  Presentation is important!  Remember the A&S competitions!

Heavy Scenarios

MOC: HL Gideon Hravensfuri

Battles will be run through more than once each. The decision on exactly how many times will depend on how many banners are fielded. One War point will be awarded for each scenario.  Please contact Gideon for more information.  Combat Archery (CA) will be allowed.

1. WOODS BATTLES Woods Battles will be the "Road Ambush" style

2. BRIDGE BATTLES

A. Hold Bridge for time to acquire war point...unlimited resurrection 15 min. duration

B. Hold Bridge, last man standing...no resurrections

3. FIELD BATTLES

A. Transport Flag...unlimited resurrections 15 min. duration

B. Prisoner Transport Battle...unlimited resurrections 15 min duration

C. Capture the Flag Battle...unlimited resurrection 15 min. duration 4. Last Man Standing -no resurrections.

Thrown Weapons

WAR is On,
 
For those willing to come out and Throw your best I have acquired Two war points for Thrown Weapons, One the Guys and one for the Lady's for the highest score for the competition on Saturday as well I am adding a Blanket tournament so bring something to put out on the Blanket as a gift and that way everyone that throws wins something.
 
On Sunday I will have the range open to try your hand at the Inner Kingdom Competition and we can see how its done.
 
I look forward in seeing everyone at the war...
Lord Phydeaux Weir

Archery

There will be archery run by HL Torn of Froghaven and will have two WAR points!

Siege Cooking

Expect something a little silly. A little less Cooking and a little more Art. Pick up rules and supplies from Baroness Fiamma, in the main hall after Saturday morning court. Judging time tba with participants. 1 WAR point.

Vox Off

HL Alan ap Neal will be running a Vox Off with 1 WAR point each category: adult and youth.  This will be weather dependent, so the place and time will be announced.  Listen for the heralds!

Arts and Science

Please contact our A&S Minister, HL Samira al-Waddi, with any questions at melodyrythem@yahoo.com.  A War point will be awarded for each competition.

1. "Personal/House" Banner contest. Show off your banner as well as your skills at creation. Place and time TBA.
2. Heraldic Costuming. Let's see you show off your personal heraldry. Documentation must be included with this one. Place and time TBA

Games

HL Rhiannon Boyle will be running the games competition.  WAR point for games will be won by the war band that plays the widest variety of games. Scoring will be a point for each player that plays a different game. So this can be 1 player, playing 20 games or 20 people playing 1 game. The band that has the highest score will win the Games war point!  Games will be from 12-4 on Saturday at the same pavilion as Family Activities.

Largesse Competition

presented by HL Adeliza a Donyng
This is for War Points and a Prize. 2 Divisions Adult (120 to 13 yrs old) and Children (12 and under).
The Competition is as follows:
Make 2 Largess items.- label them discreetly with your name.  They do not have to be the same. 
Please bring your Largess Competition entries to the A&S area right after opening court on Saturday.
(Yes you get to make your entries in the comfort of your own home).
The winners are chosen on a points from the populous.  Depending on the number of participants there will be a first and possibly a second place prize.  A War point will be awarded for each division.
The entries will be given to the Baroness for the Largess Coffers.
 

Largess making Class

Making wooden buttons
Needle Case Construction
Demo w/handout on Leather Mug Belt Carriers
Classes will be following opening court in the A&S area.
If you would like to teach a class that takes less than 3 hours please contact me off Reeds
Oh and by the way there will be a War point awarded for the band with the most participants.

YAC Torchlight Tournament

HL Jólgeirr Álarson will be running the YAC Torchlight Tournament Saturday evening.  

Family Activities:

Presented by Eibhlin inghean Sheain Saturday: 10am - 2pm.

List of activities:

Cardboard Shields
Play and learn midieval games
Make midieval games
Make beaded necklaces and bracelets
Paper Crowns
Backstrap Weaving (will be able to take home your own shoulder bag)
Coloring Pages
We will aslo have a toy castle and set of knights and trebuchets and stuff to play with

Chatelaine/Newcomers Night:

Join the Chatelaine Friday at 8pm at the Chatelaine encampment for discussion and Q&A on the SCA and the Barony of Aquaterra. For those interested, we will conclude the gathering with a walk through the event site.


Bardic Night

Presented by Lord Jax the Jester  at the Inn Saturday night after evening court
Here are the official rules for Bardic. The first one allows for preparation. The rest are designed to challenge Bards with impromptu style games.
The Rhyming Game! - The winner will win one WAR point!
The Bard must select a short story and turn it into an original poem or song, which the Bard will perform at Banner War.
Rules
A). The piece must be 500 words or less.
B). The piece should capture the heart of the story and match the stories tone (i.e. if the story is a comedy, then a comedic song or poem should be created).
C). If the selected story is from a published book; the books title and author(s) must be presented. \
D). If the selected story is an original short story, then a copy of the story must be printed and provided to the judge.
Note: If documentation is not provided, the Bard may still perform but the score will strongly penalized.
Bard Games! - The winner will win one WAR point!
Round 1: Extemporaneous Haiku Challenge: This is a team challenge that does not require documentation. The teams will design a series of five Haikus that describe an event that took place at (any) Banner War.
Rules
A). When the competition begins, all Bards present will draw a random number from a hat.
B). Matching numbers will be used to form teams of three or four people (depending on number of applicants).
C). The teams will have 10 minutes to create the Haikus.
D). The Haikus must follow the standard “5-7-5” syllable format.
Round 2: Impromptu Finals Competition: After all scores are added up, the top three Bards will move on to the final round- Creating an impromptu story related to (any) Banner War. No documentation required for this contest.
Rules
A). The Bard with the highest running score begins the impromptu.
B). Each Bard will say one complete sentence and then stop. The Bard to his/her left will then say a new complete sentence that plays off of the first sentence.
C). The sentences provided should flow together to create a short story and keep it moving along. A sentence that is not related to the story will receive no points.
D). If a Bard cannot think of a new sentence in 10 seconds or less, that Bard is eliminated from the competition.
E). If two of the Bards are eliminated, the third wins the competition automatically.
F). If the competition runs for the entire 5 minutes, the remaining Bards will each be allowed one final sentence to bring the story to a close. After which, their total scores added up (including all points earned during the this contest) to determine the winner of the Bardic Competition.
The Tie-Breaker: In the unlikely event of a tie score, the Bards will compete in a tie-breaker competition.
Rules
A). Each Bard will attempt to make Jax the Jester laugh with a comedic performance.
B). The performance can be anything. It does not need to be period. No documentation is required.
C). The Bard may use props, but may not include additional people in their performance.
D). The Bards will be timed with a stop watch and given a maximum of five minutes to make Jax laugh.
E). The Bard that makes Jax laugh fastest wins the tie breaker.
F). If neither Bard can make Jax laugh, then a winner will be selected based on how entertaining their impromptu performance was.

Ladies Tea

Greetings unto the Ladies attending Banner War!

Her Excellency Sineidin would like to invite you to Tea With the Baroness. Come for an hour and enjoy a gentile and elegant respite from the surrounding war. Enjoy some light refreshments and each others' company.
 
Date: The Tea will be held on Saturday, September 28th.
Time: 3pm
Place: TBD (weather and war dependent)
 
Please bring your own tea cup. Refreshments provided.  Gluten free options will be available as well as an ingredients list.
 
Seating is limited so please RSVP HL Adeliza a Donyngat
 

“Supper at an English Country Inn, Honoring Master Robyrt”

Hosted by HL Elewyn ferch Emrys.  Head chef: Baroness Fiamma the Unquenchable.  Cost $5.00/each and seating is limited.  Tickets sold at Gate on a first come/first served basis.  Tickets in hand required at the Inn, which will be Saturday, after evening court.

In July of the year of our society AS XVII, during the reign of Torgul and Angharad, the incipient Shire of Aquaterra was formed by six people Robyrt of Watersyde, Myrrhnyn of Watersyde, Amber of Soddenfeld, Magdalena Segovia of Uist, Tergia de la Mer, and Kirsten of Wolfslaier.

Many have left us over the years yet one founder still remains, ever vigilant, ever the Aquaterran - Master Robyrt of Waterside

Come join Aquaterra for an evening of food and merriment at Banner War. This is a night to celebrate one of those that made this brilliant group possible through endless encouragement, prodding, and insistence that we learn the values of volunteering, holding to traditions, and always striving to improve ourselves. Let us join together to revere a man that has helped guide many of us along our path in the society. Raise a toast to one of our beloved founders as we dedicate this night to honoring his lifelong commitment to this fine Barony reflecting on the splendor that is Aquaterra and the many friends and family we have met through our vibrant Barony.

 

Site information

Site Fees: Adult (18+) - weekend $20 / day $15. Youth (7-17) - weekend $13 / day $8. Child (6 and under) - free. Family cap - weekend $66 / day $46.  The $5 member discount applies to all full price adult fees, including those in the family cap.   Please make checks payable to SCA Inc-Barony of Aquaterra.

Autocrats: HL Pike Geirleikrson (Michael Olsen) PikeGeirleikrson@yahoo.com and Lady Sabina di Zorzi (Geraldine Terhune) SabinadiZorzi@yahoo.com

MIC: HL Gideon Hravensfuri  (Jim Meyers) gideeon03@yahoo.com

Merchant coordinator - Prior to event: HL Isabel of Oxeneford isabel@scadiantailor.com

Merchant coordinators - On site: Lord Tristan Alejandro El Gitano and Isolde la corvid Gitana

Please e-mail the autocrat if you would like to volunteer!  Remember, no volunteers means no events, so please step in and help out!  Gate is especially in need of carded members to put in a couple hours each.  Thank you so much!

We will have a "Bring out your dead" trash service accepting donations to pick your trash up from your camp both sometime during the day Saturday and in the morning on Sunday, so listen for the call!

For information regarding bringing minors to events, see here:  http://aquaterra.antir.sca.org/files/2011%20Unofficial%20Guide%20to%20brining%20Minors%20to%20SCA%20Events.pdf

Please make checks payable to "SCA Inc. Barony of Aquaterra"

* For RV Reservations, please contact Baroness Arianne at archeress@frontier.com

 Hurry space is limited!

*RVs must not be parked in the main activities area. 

*As always, volunteers are needed (and greatly appreciated), especially for Gate! Notify the Autocrat team if you would like to volunteer.

"In regards to marijuana laws, all SCA participants should follow modern law, both State and Federal. As it is still illegal under Federal law, marijuana is prohibited at SCA functions.

Jan 2013 Board Meeting."

 

Site Info:
Name: Masonic Family Park
24310 Mountain Loop Hwy
Granite Falls, WA 98252

Directions to Site:

Last Event's Directions: From I-5, take US-2 (East toward Wenatchee). Take WA-204 to Lake Stevens. Turn left (North) onto WA-9. Turn right onto WA-92 (East toward Granite Falls). WA-92 ends in a T-intersection in Granite Falls -- turn left onto Mountain Loop Hwy. The site entrance is 4.5 miles from this point, and will be on your left. Watch for SCA signs.



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