By grace of the Sable Lion, the Lord and Lady Stromgard, Ivon and
Hlutwige, invite one and all to join friends and family in
celebration of the founding of Stromgard. The day will filled with
competition, fun and feasting! Namely, the fierce and unique
StormMaker Tournament to choose Our next Arts and Sciences
Champion. There will also be armored, rapier and games
Various snacks will be served mid-afternoon to stave off the low
blood sugar beast (everyone is welcome to bring a snack to share
too) and the feast planned by the Honourable Lady Edica will be
Please be prepared for the weather! This will be an indoor/outdoor
The Traditional Stromgard Basket Auction
All good gentles are invited to donate a basket of desirable items
to add to the auction. The proceeds from which go to the Baronial
Travel Fund. Households or a group of friends could put together a
basket. Each person in the group could donate something into the
basket, perhaps with a theme.
Items for a beginning fighter (duct tape, tool etc.), beginning
weaver (card loom, cards etc.).
While almost anything of use is welcome, here are some other
Service item "coupon" such as babysitting, Sewing help,
Medieval children's toys
Founding Revel Feast
delighted to offer you a delicious menu to tantalize your taste
buds and satisfy your hunger.
plan to bring your feast gear including plates, cups, bowls and
will be provided.
be a rinse station to wipe your dishes and bags to take them home
feast related waste is yours to remove from site.
The menu will be subject to change at the Head Cook's
Assorted Fruits and Nuts
Crackers, Cheeses, Pickled Veggies and Fruit Spread
Lemon Lentil Soup (veg)
Bread and Butter
Fire Roasted pork loin
Oven Roasted Chicken
Creamy Baked Barley
Root Vegetable Au Gratin
Almond Cream with cake and fruit drizzle
Site opens to decoration committee (Setup Staff Only)
Site Setup begins (Staff Only)
Site open to
Site opens to populace
Acceptance of Sergeantry Candidates, Acceptance of Arts and
Sciences Letters of intent,
Sciences StormMaker Tournament Begins
Round 1 StormMaker Tournament presentations begin
10:30 How to run lists at the
10:30 Round 1 StormMaker
Arts and Sciences
Round 2 StormMaker Tournament presentations
Armored tournament begins
Round 2 StormMaker Tournament
12:00 StormMaker Tournament
12:00 How to keep your
exchequer happy gate class
Basket Auction begins Upstairs
Round 3 StormMaker Tournament receipt of
12:30 StormMaker Tournament
Contestants go through boxes, plan and
StormMaker Tournament Lighting of fires and begin round
and dog coursing class
activities Face Painting"
Armored and Rapier Tournaments end
StormMaker Tournament Round 3 Preparation time
Ivon and Hlutwige, Lord and Lady Stromgard herewith invite all
artisans to vie for the honour of being named their StormMaker,
Champion of the Arts and Sciences of the Barony of Stromgard at
Founding Revel, February 20 (2016) in the Barony of Stromgard
(Clark and Skamania Cos, WA). Those wishing to compete for this
title must inform Their Excellencies no later than February 10
(2016) and submit a Letter of Intent to Their Excellencies at
morning court at the event.
Each competitor is required to research and document two (2)
complete and distinct entries plus an entry to be created on site
the day of the tournament (see “Mystery Box”
Competitors are further required to make a fire using flint and
steel as well as use the fire in some way in their third entry (We
recommend competitors procure a set of flint and steel with which
to practice prior to the tournament). Each competitor is allowed
outdoor space for their “camp”. This camp may be
as elaborate or as simple as the Competitor wishes. They may
present the first two entries in their tent as well as prepare the
third. Competitors will need a fire pit and fuel with which to
build fire. arious tinders, wood and charcoal will be
Strikers and sets can be found at -
Competitors are allowed to have one person who will serve as
Each competitor will be given a “Mystery Box” filled
with various items (all Mystery Boxes will have identical
contents). The competitor and their adviser will have 10
minutes to work out a plan for the entry based on the contents of
the Mystery Box. There will be at least six areas of Arts and
Sciences to choose from.
Once the 10 minutes is up, the Competitors and their advisers will
visit the “sideboard” for five minutes where they may
trade any item from their Mystery Box for any needed/wanted item
from the sideboard.
Later Competitors may also trade item for item from the Mystery Box
only, with each other. You may trade any or all items that
are in your Mystery Box. Competitors may not trade items from
Time to start! Competitors have three hours to complete the
third entry(s). First, each Competitor must build and start
the fire. Next, Competitor and Adviser will create the third
entry(s) using the items in the Mystery Box and using the fire the
Competitor has built to facilitate the completion of the third
If you feel you have what it takes to be Stromgard’s
Champion, to be the StormMaker, wear the cloak, display your work,
prove your skill; then send your intent or your questions
Regarding the StormMaker Tournament, from the Stromgard
General Expectations of Champions;
Champions must swear fealty to the Coronet.
Champions will serve for one year. Requirements and acceptability
are set by the Coronet.
The champion is expected to protect the Coronet and members of the
populace at events.
The champion is responsible for working with the Steward of the
champion’s event to arrange for the tournament to choose his
or her successor. The format of the tournament should be approved
by the Coronet.
The champion should strive to encourage participation within the
Barony in their field.
The Champion may display the regalia of their position.
Site Info: Name: Washington Grange Hall (No. 82) 7701 NE Ward Rd. Vancouver, WA 98682
Directions to Site:
From the North: I-5 South to I-205 South, exit 32, left on NE
Padden Pkwy, 3.2 mi., right on NE 137th Ave., .4 mi., turn left on
NE 76th St. .6 mi., cross NE Ward Rd. the site will be on your
From the South: I-5 North to Exit 2 - 39th St. / WA-500 E.
follow signs for WA-500 E, continue 5.2 mi., turn right on Fourth
Plain, look for signs for Camas, 1.6 mi. left on NE Ward Rd., .4
mi., turn right on NE 76th St. the Grange is immediately on your
From the South: I-205 North to Exit 30A-30B-30C for WA-500 E./NE
Gher Rd. / NE 112th Ave., merge onto WA-500 E. .7 mi., turn right
onto NE Fourth Plain Rd. look for signs to Camas, 1.6 mi., turn
left on Ward Rd., .4 mi., turn right on NE 76th St. the Grange is
immediately on your 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.