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Baroness' Tournament

November 19, 2016
Lions Gate

Vancouver, BC

Autocrat: Arianna Freemont


Baroness’ Inspirational Tournament


Autocrats: Arianna Freemont and Cyneric Bearson


Site: Shannon Hall - 6050 176th St, Surrey, BC V3S 4E7, Canada

November 19th, Hall opens at 9am and will event will close at 11:59pm.


Come join Their Excellencies Uillium and Caitrina for a day of fun and festivities.


Heavy and Rapier and Youth Combat Tournies and Gerhard’s Riposte. Games tables will be open, a great opportunity to learn something new and have fun playing with friends. There will be TUTR classes scheduled during the day thanks to Baroness Margaret (schedule coming soon) If you’re interested in teaching a class please contact her at


We’re also having a Super Six largess contest, with all entries going to the Barony of Lions Gate. There will once again be a Heraldry consultation table open! We also have merchants coming to display their wares, so set aside some time for shopping. For those interested in merchanting, please contact Arianna at


There will be soup and a bun by donation for lunch again and in the evening we will have our traditional potluck feast so bring a dish to share. The tavern will open at dinner and is being hosted by our very own Clan MacAndrew. There will be music and dancing and rumour has it a play for our amusement!!! So come join us all for a wonderful day and evening of merriment.



Event Schedule (Tentative schedule, subject to change)


 09:00am                  Site Opens

09:30am                   Opening Court

10:00am                   TUTR classes begin
10:00am                   Rapier Armour Inspection

10:30am                   Baroness' Rapier Tournament begins in Alice McKay

Gerhard's Riposte follows immediately after

11:30am                   Heavy Armour Inspection
12:00pm                   Baronesses’ Heavy Tournament begins in Alice McKay

2:00pm                     YAC- Youth Armoured Combat Tourney in Alice McKay

2:30pm                     YAFA Class(es)

3:30pm                     Court of TEs Uillium and Caitrina

4:30pm                     Court of THs Ieuan and Gwyneth

6:00pm                     Potluck Feast directly after Court

6:00pm                     Tavern opens

6:15pm                     Play begins during potluck

7:30pm                     Dance

11:30pm                   Cleanup
11:59pm                   Site Closes


Baroness' Heavy Tourney - This tourney is open to any fighter who is not a member of the Order of Chivalry. Each entrant should bring a prize for the prize table and after the tourney each entrant will walk away with a prize.


Baroness' Rapier Tourney - Open to all rapier fighters. Format will be determined by Rapier MiC depending on number of entrants.


Gerhard's Riposte Rapier Tourney - This tourney is open to any rapier fighter who has been authorized for less than a year. Entrants should have a more experienced patron to sponsor them into the tourney.


Youth Armoured Combat Tourney - Youth Armored Combat or YAC, is the youth version of the adult heavy combat program. Witness Lions Gate find its first YAC Champion!!


Super Six Largess Contest – All entrants will create 6 items based on a theme that is suitable for largesse, ie 6 needlebooks, 6 game boards, 6 pouches, 6 socks would not be suitable as they are only 3 pairs. Items need not be documentable as this is not an A & S competition but period materials are appreciated. Please make sure all items are tagged with your name and area. The winner of the contest is the person with the most beads in their entry cup. The winner gets to select one item from each of the other competitors, so 8 entries means 7 prizes.

(There will also be a prize for Baroness' Choice :)



Potluck Dinner - by mundane last name


A-F - Bread and Cheese

G-L - Side Dishes/Vegetables

M-S - Main Dishes

T-Z - Desserts/Fruit



Baroness' Inspirational Tourney TUTR Class List
to pre-register contact Margaret at

10 am to 11:30 am

On the Application of Basic Tactics to SCA Warfare
Instructor: HL Garet Doiron
Length: 1.5 hours
Cost: no cost
Maximum number of students: 12

Description: This call can be considered a preparatory class for Art of War, held in Aquaterra in the Spring. It will cover the basics of the application of tactics to SCA war fighting, with commands, manouver, weapon mixes, and such.  This is not an advanced class, and those applying for Sergeantry would be best to attend Art of War as well.

Students should bring note-making materials, and a favoured war weapon (pike, shield/sword, or bow only please - no squeeky hammers or glaives).

10am to noon

Intro to Calligraphy
Instructor: HL Ciana dei Libri
Length: 2 hours
Cost: $10.00
Maximum number of students: 8

Description: Learn the fundamentals of calligraphy, what it is and how to do it. We will be practicing basic strokes and learning a basic hand as well as talking about best practices and materials for further learning. Class cost includes a dip pen with nib, small jar of ink, techinical paper and a handout to keep. Prospective students who already have some calligraphy supplies and would prefer to take the class at a discount please contact the teacher to determine whether the tools you have are compatible and appropriate for this class.

Instructor: HL Aelana Cordovera
Length: 2 hours
Cost: $7.00
Maximum number of students:
Description: Includes making a basic floralegium (soft cover book) as well as a discussion of early bookbinding materials and techniques. We will discuss the early Florilieum, Coptic, Anglo-Saxon-Carolingian, 12 century Monastic, and Gothic hard and soft cover styles.

Included is a study of adaptations of  bookbinding techniques to the printed book. Samples of different structures will be available to examine. Students will fold papers into quires, sew, and cover a basic paper book. All tools will be supplied but students are encouraged to bring ruler, pencil, bone folder, triangel, and awl if they have them on hand.

These books are ideal for largesse and gifts.


Leather Bracer
Instructor: Lady Angharad verch Morych
Length: 2 hours
Maximum number of students: 5

Description: Learn the basics of working with leather, the class contains an introduction to tooling leather. Class contains a practical portion and students will leave with their own bracer. Tooling design will be provided, however if you have a specific design please bring it to class. Tools are provided however, students should also bring any leather tooling instruments they have.

Inkle Loom Weaving
Instructor: Mistress Caitrin ni Cingeadh
Length: 2 hours
Cost: $3.00
Maximum number of students: 5

Description: Learn the skills required to inkle weave. Instruction will be provided and students may take the day to complete their projects.

10 am to 2 pm

Silk Banner Painting; “Getting Your Heraldry On!” PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED BY NOVEMBER 12th
Instructor: Archos Aline de Seez
Length: 4 hours
Cost: $15
Maximum number of students: 8

Description: Have you ever wanted to have one of those fluttery banners, bravely flying over your encampment? But painting silks seems so very scary! Well in my quest to have people “Get Their Heraldry On” I am offering a simple introduction to painting silk. We will also cover period banners.

Students should bring a simple design to paint, approximately 8” by 8” (not too detailed). If you have a device then bring one element of it to use. We will be painting a 10” by 10” silk square. Instructor will supply silk, dyes, and resists for you to use. Students should bring any water colour brushes or fine pointed brushes they have on hand.

Pre-register by November 12th.
Contact Margaret at

10 am to 1 pm

Mediaeval (Medical) Herbalism
Instructor: HL Tanikh bint Farida al Bakim
Length: 3 hours
Cost: $3.50
Maximum number of students:

Description: Practical Herbalism for the SCA. We will cover medical/health theory/beliefs in the middle ages, and discuss in more detail some herbs that are still used safely today. Students will have the opportunity to sample some salves, infusions, & decoctions. Instructor is a mundane certified Clinical Medical Herbalist (and paramedic) who has studied period healthcare and historical medical practices extensively.
Students please bring a spoon, napkin, drinking vessel if they would like to sample.  Please advise the instructor of ANY allergies BEFORE sampling! ;)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Quick and Dirty Leather Tooling to get a Medieval Look
Instructor: Agnes Cresewyke
Length: 1 hour
Cost: $2
Max number of students: 6
Description: Want to learn leather tooling but don’t have the money to get all the cool tools? Learn how to create good period tooling effects using basic items found in your home. Students can bring any spare veggie tan leather scraps 4 oz or heavier if they want, also if you have an exacto knife or box

1 pm to 2 pm

Ditch Willow and Where to Find it!
Instructor: Lady Malie Rennick
Length: 1 hour
Cost: none
Maximum number of students:

Description: Learn to identify and harvest a variety of willows used in basketry and other withy-weaving projects. Course will go over the types of willow found in the Lower Mainland, as well as tools, tips, and tricks for harvesting the willow. Storage of the withies will also be discussed.

1 pm to 3 pm

Making Combat Thrown Weapons, Throwing Combat Thrown Weapons  PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED by November 12th
Instructors: Don Arcos Warwick Drakkar and Arcos Elora
Length: 2 hours
Cost: $5.00
Maximum number of students: 10

Description: Combat Mace Thrown Weapons Making and Throwing. Instructors will supply all materials. Students will walk away with one (1) completed Mace and the knowledge of how to make and repair more, as well as how to throw them.
Students should bring scissors or exacto knife. As well if you desire specific/odd coloured tape for the mace head please bring it. Instructors will provide standard colours.

Deadline is for pre-registration is November 12th.
Contact Margaret at

Period Arrow Making
Instructor: Archos James Wolfden
Length: 2 hours
Cost: no cost
Maximum number of students: 6

Description: At the end of the class, students will know how to make a period arrow with self nocks suitable for shooting in the period divisions. Course will cover cutting self nocks, cutting full length fletching, wrapping fletching, and attaching points. Students should be already familiar with the basics of arrowmaking but the course will touch on how arrow spine requirements change between shooting modern bows and period bows. Students are encouraged to bring their own shaft, fletching (full length or 5" shield cut preferred) in their colours, and points. Supplies will be available at cost, if needed.

Wool on Wool Applique Embroidery
Instructor: HL Tanikh  bint Farida al Bakim
Length: 2 hours
Cost: $2.50
Maximum number of students: 5

Description:Come and learn how easy it is to do this type of needlework which can be used for the embellishment of cloaks, tunics, boots, cushions, bed-covers and more! This is a hands-on practical session. We will start with a cushion cover, pouch, bag, patch or other small project of your choice.
Students please bring small hoops, tapestry blunts &/or sharps, scraps of wool cloth, and tapestry wool if you have them. Some supplies will be available for students to use in class.


So You Want to Run and Event: Event Stewarding 101
Instructor: HL Morweena
length: 2 hours
Cost: $0.50
Maximum number of students:

Description: Ever wanted to be an Event Steward and looked into it and went – What is an EIF? Who signs the contract? Named what certificate?

This discussion group style class  will take out the mystery of planning running a local level event, from forming your ideas to that glass of wine after you get back from a fun successful event. We will discuss picking your venue, forms, budgets, schedules, where to find resources, and how to get it all done while having fun too!

The instructor has run many events, both large and small, over the years and was often the person asked to step in at the last minute and put in a bid for events already on the Lions Gate schedule. She has also helped create what is known as the “autocrat sanity team”.
Students should bring notetaking material and ideas.




Intermediate Scribal Painting

Instructor: Pani Jadwiga Radomyskowa

Length: 2 hours

cost: $3 or $10

Maximum number of students: 15

Description: Go beyond the basics of putting color down on a Charter or a Scroll! We will be covering White Work, Detailing, Diapering, Finishing charters, as well as the creation of Period Pigments! This is a hands on class so come prepared to paint! if you have your own scribal kit please bring that! Class costs break down to the following, $3 will get you the colored handout, whereas the $10 fee allows students to make and bring home a small collection of period pigments!



2pm to 3pm

Persona Development for Newcomers

Instructor: HE Viscountess Wulfwyn of Meduseld

Length: 1 hour


Maximum number of students:

Description: What is a persona and why do we have them? In this calss, students will explore the idea of persona development within the SCA, how to select one , and how to research their desired persona. The aim is to introduce students to the concept of persona and to prepare them for the NOVUS II Personal Development class.



Site fee


Adult $15 – Non-member surcharge $5 – No fee for youth/children 18 and under.


Event Stewards:


HL Arianna Freemont  604-866-8591.

HL Cyneric Bearson 604-861-4164.






Site Info:
Name: Shannon Hall & Alice McKay Building
6050A 176th Street
Surrey, BC V3S 4E7

Directions to Site:




From the Pacific Highway Border crossing:


Exit Canada Customs Entry point

Drive north on hwy 15 (also known as 176th street)

Continue north on hwy 15 until you reach 60th Avenue

Turn Right on 60th Avenue ( At 7 Eleven)

Turn left into Gate 2


From Abbotsford, Chilliwack and points east:


Drive west on Hwy 1 ( Trans Canada)

Exit Hwy 1 at 200th Street exit

Drive South on 200th Street until you reach 64th Avenue

Turn right on 64th Avenue

Stay on 64th Avenue until your Reach Gate 8


From Richmond:


Drive South on Hwy 99 until you reach Hwy 91

Exit Hwy 99 at Hwy 91

Drive on Hwy 91 until you reach 56th Ave

Exit on 56th Avenue ( Hwy 10)

Drive East on Hwy 10 until you reach Hwy 15

Turn Left on hwy 15 ( 176th Street)

Drive North on Hwy 15 until you reach 60th Avenue

Turn Right on 60th Avenue (7 Eleven)

Turn left into gate 2


From Vancouver – Via Port Mann Bridge:


Head east on Highway 1 over the Port Mann Bridge.

Exit right onto 176th Street (Highway 15).

Head south on 176th until you get to the Cloverdale Fair Grounds.

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