Sergeantry Trials August 16 - 18, 2013 Jointly hosted by the Baronies of Borealis, Montengarde and
Myrgan Wood Location: Marsden, SK
You are all
invited to join the Sergeantry Candidates of Avacal's three great
Baronies for the Principality wide sergeantry testing and trials.
Come one and all to help test and cheer on the candidates of our
great Principality. There will be heavy and rapier fighting,
archery, arts and sciences presentations, bardic, dancing and many
many other splendid activities, please come and witness this
year we will also be offering classes on some of the key topics
that the sergeantry will be being tested on. Come expand your SCA
and medieval knowledge
To make attending even easier, Tosh the Cook and the Green Csuldron
will be in attendance>
Cost: Friday Supper - Sunday Lunch $25.00 each
Saturday Breakfast - Sunday Lunch $20.00 each
Supper: Pizza Pasta. Pasta, sausage meat, pepperoni, onions, green
peppers, tomatoes, cheese, garlic toast.
Saturday Breakfast: The usual hot stuff
Lunch: Meatball soup and a bun
Supper: Hamburger Steak, fried onions, mashed potatoes, carrots,
and gravy. (unless someone can not have beef I will have something
else for them)
Sunday Breakfast: Muffins, croissants, cheese, granola bars, hard
boiled eggs, fruit, cold cereal, yogurt.
Lunch: Sub sandwich
meal comes with a drink. Everyone is welcome to eat. Testers and
candidates will be served first for obvious reasons :)
reserve, contact Tosh at firstname.lastname@example.org Please include
that you are reserving for Seargent's Trials and your personal info
including allergies if any.
Youth (Ages 6 - 14): $5
Child (5 and under): Free The $5 Member
Discount does apply. Make cheques payable to: ASCA-
Barony of Borealis
opens 5 pm Friday, August 16th and closes at 2 pm on Sunday August
1:00 Candidate Testing
Classes and Archery Tournament for non-candidates
- See "Class Listings" and "Other Activities" below
10:30 Heraldry Testing (All Candidates)
10:30 to 11:00 Military - Written Testing (All
11:00 - 1:00 Circuit
Testing (Each Candidate at rotating stations)
Includes: Games, Persona, Military History- Oral, General
SCA Culture Testing (All
2:00 - 2:30 Armour
Inspections for rapier and heavy combatants
2:30 - 6:00
Fighting Discipline Testing and Courtier Discipline
This will include archery, rapier and heavy tournaments
- See "Other Activities" below
Meeting- Baronesses, Sergeants and Testers ( Baronial
Clean Up to follow
Description: Take your
war fighting skills to a new level through war training with
Students: Come in armor and with weapons and your war face on!
Time: 10 am
Location: At the castle
(Linen) Processing with HL Kataryna Tkach
Description: Bast fibres
commonly used in the SCA period are hemp, flax, and nettle. This
class will be a hands-on class allowing the students to process a
small amount of flax or nettle fibre using medieval methods. If
there is time and interest I will demo the processing of hemp fibre
as well. Come learn how to break, scutch, and hackel. If students
have their own retted bast fibre (flax, or nettle) they wish to
process they may bring it.
Please wear clothes that can get messy. The fiber you process you
Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, no children
below 8 years of age. We will be using pieces of equipment designed
to smash things and with sharp points.
Time: 10am to noon
Cost: $2.00 for handout (~15 pages) and fibre.
Max number of students: 6
of Soap Making with Caitilin
Description: Delve into
the history of soap making, and into the science of how to make
soap from scratch - safely! Using period recipe's and practice as a
base for current ways to make soap, we will go over the downfalls
and the 'delightes for the ladies' as introduced by Platt and you
will leave with sufficient resources to try this at home! Theory
class only. Handouts will provided.
10am to noon
Cost: $3 for handout/copy costs
Wire Weaving with Laudie
Description: Learn the basics of weaving wire to create beautiful
chain work, without the need of heat or complicated tools.
Instructor will provide all the materials, information, and
guidance for each student to make a bracelet.
Students: If you need reading glasses bring them to class. Bring a
Time: 10am to 11am
Cost is $5.00 per person
Max number of students: 4
101 with Mafanwy Glanmorfa
Description: Come for a
happy chat to learn about the differences between wasps & the
different types of bees and then on to an in depth discussion on
honey bee life cycle, functions, products of the hive etc. Learning
will involve cool props!
11am to noon
Nature Walk with Onund
Description: Take a
jaunt through the Quad Site with the aim of becoming acquainted
with the various useful plants that reside thereon, with a nod to
Culpepper and Gerard. This is an informal lecture style geared
Bring pencil and paper if you feel the need to take notes. Wear
sturdy, comfortable shoes (mundane shoes are just fine if
necessary) and be prepared to walk through some rougher areas. Bug
spray. Water bottle. Sun hat. All that stuff.
11am to 12:30
Max number of students: 10
Mark Making with HE Inga
Description: A survey of
Calligraphy tools covering the various means that have been and are
currently used to record words and images. Will include intro to
reed, quill, metal dip and modern calligraphy nibs and a
demonstration on the cutting of reed and quill pens.
Wear clothes you aren't afraid of getting ink on. Bring note taking
materials, a chair and a sharp penknife.
Time: 11am to 12:30
Cost: $3 for handout and a reed and quill to take home
Max number of students: 6
Fletching with Timothy of Sherwood
Description: Tired of
having your fletches come off when you do shoot throughs? Since I
started tying my flights on I have not had that problem! Want your
arrows to have a more period look? Take my class and they will.
Does wrestling damaged and/or worn fletches off arrows annoy you?
Since I started using this system they stay, firmly, on, until I
want them off and then they come off easily. Even my shafts suffer
much less in the process. Additionally, many of the tools,
materials and techniques we will be using are documented to period.
Even the thread we use can be, easily, reused when replacing
If possible please bring: note taking materials, a sewing needle,
scissors. All items are by no means essential to bring, they just
make things a, tiny bit, easier. Wear a short sleeved top or close
fitting sleeves to avoid getting them in hide glue. The glue ought
to wash out and we are using a small amount for each student's
arrow but, please, play it safe,.
Length: 2 hours Time TBA
Class Cost: $6.00
Max number of students: 2
Other fun activities
Range will open all day starting at 9am for Royal Rounds and IKAC
and for a fun tourney
Balinor's Stuffed Animal Massacre!!
A fun archery tourney with lots of prizes and loaner bows, all
welcome to play.
This tourney is designed purely for fun and even first timers will
love it! Come try your hand or test your skills!
rapier tourney hosted by HE Don Reme will be held following the
tourney hosted by HE Albrecht will be held following the heavy
Inga the Unfettered and Aleana Gough
have any questions, please contact:
Inga the Unfettered (Michelle Height)
14703 - 140 Street
Edmonton, AB T6V 0A9
Or by email at email@example.com
Site Info: Name: Quad War Site Marsden, SK
Directions to Site:
Name: Quad War Site
Directions to Site:
There is no street address for this private site near
From the N, S, W and SW: Make your best route to
Wainwright, AB. Go east on HWY 14 (becomes HWY 40 at the SK
border). Drive 8 km past and turn north (left) on Artland road. The
site is 4.5 km on the west (left).
From the E and SE: Make your best route to Saskatoon. Take
HWY 16 to North Battleford. As you cross the bridge, stay to the
left on HWY 40. It will turn west (right) midway through town. 5km
west of (past) Marsden turn north (right) on Artland road The site
is 4.5 km on the west (left).
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.