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Founding Revel

February 20, 2016

Vancouver, WA

Autocrat: Khulan

Founding Revel

Barony of Stromgard

February 20, A. S. L (2016)


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 tournaments.

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 delicious.

Please be prepared for the weather! This will be an indoor/outdoor event.


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 suggestions:


Service item "coupon" such as babysitting, Sewing help, patterning

Basket lunch/picnic


Medieval children's toys

Feasting items

Project supplies




Founding Revel Feast Menu

We are delighted to offer you a delicious menu to tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your hunger.

Please plan to bring your feast gear including plates, cups, bowls and silverware.
No dishes will be provided.
There will be a rinse station to wipe your dishes and bags to take them home with you.

All non feast related waste is yours to remove from site.

The menu will be subject to change at the Head Cook's whim

First Course
  Assorted Fruits and Nuts
  Crackers, Cheeses, Pickled Veggies and Fruit Spread

Soup Course
  Lemon Lentil Soup (veg)
  Bread and Butter

Main Course
  Fire Roasted pork loin
  Oven Roasted Chicken
  Creamy Baked Barley
  Braised Vegetables
  Root Vegetable Au Gratin

  Almond Cream with cake and fruit drizzle





6:30                    Site opens to decoration committee (Setup Staff Only)

7:00                    Site Setup begins (Staff Only)

7:30                    Site open to contestants             

9:00                    Site opens to populace 

9:30                    "Invocation court

       Welcome, Acceptance of Sergeantry Candidates, Acceptance of Arts and Sciences Letters of intent, Announcements"           

                          Arts and Sciences lists open       

                          Arts and Sciences StormMaker Tournament Begins

10:00                  Round 1 StormMaker Tournament presentations begin

10:00                  Armor inspection

10:00 - 10:30       How to run lists at the Baronial Level Class           

10:00 - 12:00       Family activities

10:20 - 10:30       Round 1 StormMaker Tournament ends              

10:30-10:45         Arts and Sciences break               

10:45                  Round 2 StormMaker Tournament presentations

11:00                  Armored tournament begins

                          Rapier tournament begins

11:05-11:20         Round 2 StormMaker Tournament ends              

11:20 - 12:00       StormMaker Tournament Break              

11:30 - 12:00       How to keep your exchequer happy gate class

11:45                  Basket Auction begins   Upstairs

12:00                  Round 3 StormMaker Tournament receipt of boxes       

12:00 - 12:30       StormMaker Tournament Contestants go through boxes, plan and trade             

12:30                  StormMaker Tournament Lighting of fires and begin round 3     

1:00 - 5:00          Family Activities Resume             

1:00 - 2:30          Falconry and dog coursing class

2:00 - 4:00          "Family activities Face Painting"

2:30                   Afternoon snacks           

3:00                   Armored and Rapier Tournaments end 

3:00 - 4:00          Felting class

3:30                   StormMaker Tournament Round 3 Preparation time complete  

3:45 - 4:30          Round 3 StormMaker Tournament presentations            

4:30- 5:00           StormMaker Tournament Judges deliberation  

5:30                   Court

6:30                   Basket Auction Ends

6:30                   Feast begins

7:00                   Basket Auction winners announced

9:00                   Feast ends

                         Cleanup begins

10:00                 Site Closes

This site is a dry site, so please remember, no alcohol permitted in the building.


Site: Washington Grange, 7701 NE Ward Road, Vancouver, WA 98674. Site opens Saturday, 9 am, and closes at 10 pm.  Opening Court will be at 9:30 AM

There is no pre registration for the event or the feast. Fees are separate for each thing. Thus if you are an adult member and wish to attend the event and feast the cost would be $20.

Site fee: Adults $10.00 (+$5 non-member surcharge for adults), youths and children under age 18 are free.


Feast fee: Adults $10.00, Age 12-17 $7, Ages 11 and under free


Make checks payable to SCA, Inc.- Barony of Stromgard.


Event Steward: Khulan Hlutwigelanya (Elizabeth Hester) 630-962-1620  Deputy Steward Gulenay (Barbara MacLachlan)


Site Info:

Washington Grange Hall (No. 82)

7701 NE Ward Rd.

Vancouver, WA 98682


StormMaker Tournament

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” below).


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 provided. Strikers and sets can be found at - (page 82)


Competitors are allowed to have one person who will serve as adviser/assistant/helper.

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 the “sideboard”.


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 project.


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 to:


Ivon Baron Stromgard (Gerald Barber

Hlutwige Baroness Stromgard (Lois Hale

Muireann inghean ui Mhuirneachain StormMaker (Murna Marshall


Regarding the StormMaker Tournament, from the Stromgard Customary:

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 left.

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 left.

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.

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