The Barony of Shadowed Stars

The Society for Creative Anachronism
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Mounted War Games IX

Presents the Day of the Dragon and Tournament Of Chivalry and MK Heraldic and Scribal Symposium


Thursday August 29th to
Monday September 2nd 12pm 2019


Wells County 4-H Fairgrounds
1240 4-H Park Rd
Bluffton, IN 46714



Adult:Weekend Rate $25 or $20 w/membership
Adult Day Rate: $15 or $10 w/membership
Youth (6-17): Weekend Rate $10
Youth (6-17) Day Rate $5
Youth 5 and under are free
Family Site Cap for Weekend: $60 w/membership
Family Site Cap for Day: $25 w/membership
Food and electrical hookup not included in family cap
Camping: $5 Per Adult
Electrical hookup (available upon request, medical needs have first dibs): $10
Horse stalls: $5/weekend, horses have first dibs
Bedding and hay available for on-site pick-up, limited quantities so pre-reg for yours early!
Please contact Lancer Gwendolyn of Shadowed Stars jmahocker AT gmail DOT com to reserve stalls, bedding and hay and for any equestrian questions.

Saturday and Sunday dinners: $12

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Come one and all to the Ninth Mounted War Games! One of the largest equestrian events on the Known World. With four, full days of riding, you will be able to participate in many activities. We will have jousting, ALL THE EQUESTRIAN GAMES! mounted combat, armored combat and the Tournament of Chivalry, rapier combat, thrown weapons, archery, and MK Heraldic and Scribal Symposium classes.

More info has been added, and is being added, so check back later!


  • Food
  • Activities
  • Merchants
  • Event Staff
  • Site Information

    The site for Mounted War Games IX is officially dry and anyone found violating this policy will be asked to leave. Local Police patrol the site often.

    Well-attended above-ground fires are permitted.

    Equine Health Requirements
    The Indiana State Board of Animal Health requires all equines being transported into Indiana to have a Coggins dated within 12 months of the event and a traveling health certificate dated within 30 days of the event. For full information, please go to the Indiana State Board of Animal Health. Coggins are required for all equus on site regardless of permanent or temporary residency of equus

    Friendly, leash in-hand or securely tethered and supervised dogs with identification tags are welcome on site and inside buildings. However, by request, dogs unfamiliar with horses are discouraged because one sniff, bark, or lunge can result in a spooked horse. Please keep dogs far away from cart horses. Riders and carts will be allowed to patrol the premises on roadways and they have the right of way. Dogs may be temporarily contained in open horse stalls- one hour max, post your contact information, water must be provided, clean up your messes, excessive barkers will asked to leave the barn.

    If you are bringing children, please be extra diligent with your supervision as there will be many horses and other hazards onsite.

    If you are bringing children of whom you are not the legal guardian, then there are two forms you will need to bring for each child. Both need to be signed by the child's parent or legal guardian. ONE MUST BE NOTARIZED per Indiana law. This one needs the notarization, and will be kept with the child at all times. This one is the usual Minor Waiver. PLEASE have both forms filled out and signed/notarized where appropriate for each child you will be bringing that you are not the parent or legal guardian of. This requirement is out of our control and the children affected will not be allowed to attend if they are not completed properly before arrival. Thank you.

Event Staff

Event Steward
Prudence Of Colleah
Phone: 260-447-2880
Email: Rachelcoffmanmalaney AT gmail DOT com

Archery MiC Lady Ellbríg ingen Eoain e-mail: Pboelte1 AT gmail DOT com
Armored MiC Lord Gavin Hawkerton e-mail: shadowedstars.marshal AT midrealm DOT org
Equestrian MiC Lancer Gwendolyn of Shadowed Stars e-mail: jmahocker AT gmail DOT com
Rapier MiC Cap'n Mael Duin mac Gilla Ennae e-mail: CapnMael At gmail Dot com
Class Coordinator Muirenn ingen Fáelchon Uí Clerígh e-mail: shadowedstars.herald AT midrealm DOT org
Merchant coordinator Lady Leandra Corzi e-mail: gwerithkay AT gmail Dot com
Thrown Weapons MiC Lady Prudence of Colleah e-mail: Rachelcoffmanmalaney AT gmail DOT com


  • Equestrian
  • Armored
  • Rapier
  • Thrown Weapons
  • Archery
  • Classes
  • Equestrian Activities

    EqMic Lancer Gwendolyn of Shadowed Stars
    Please be sure to check out the health requirements above. More details to be posted after Pennsic.

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    Armored Combat

    MIC Lord Gavin Hawkerton

    Details of TOC to be posted after Pennsic.

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    Rapier Combat

    MIC Cap'n Mael Duin mac Gilla Ennae

    Celebrating The Day of The Dragon 9am List Opens for Inspections and Authorizations
    10:30am Tourney One
    Noon Lunch Break
    1pm Tourney Two
    3pm Open/Teaching List
    4pm List Activities closed

    9am List Opens for Inspections and Authorizations
    10:30am Tourney One
    Noon Lunch Break 1pm Tourney Two
    3pm Open/Teaching List
    4pm List Closes

    This year, the fencers who are present will get to vote on which of the possible tourneys are run. There are differences for number of participants. I will run the same tourney two consecutive days if you all decide that's what you want to happen.
    Tourney Options:

    Small Pool Tourneys:
    Swiss Five Tourney -- Round Robin Tourney, using the following styles: Single, Dagger, Non-Rigid Parry, Rigid Parry, Case. Best of three passes, Dead is Dead, styles do not need to match. Authorized Two-Handed fencers can substitute that for ONE of the styles (fencer's choice.)

    Boast Tourney -- Challenge Tourney. Fencers will recieve a small amount of coins (which must be returned to the marshal after the tourney) to offer as backing their boast. They can challenge any opponent by issuing a boast to their intended opponent along with a wager. The challenged fencer can respond with either "nuh-uh" or their own boast, along with a wager. The fencer who succeeds in pulling off their boast wins the wagered coins from their opponent. At the end of the tourney, the fencer with the most coins wins.

    Duelist's Tourney -- Challenge Tourney, opponents decide on either first blood or decicisive victory and fight a single pass. Awarded One point for victory.

    You Bet Your Fight -- Challenge Tourney. Fencers will recieve a small amount of coins (which must be returned to the marshal after the tourney) to wager on fight outcomes; either their own or the fencers currently on the list. Winner is the one with the most coins at the end of the tourney.

    Large Pool Tourneys:

    Double Elimination Tourney -- Challenge Touney. One loss sends you to the lower pool, a loss there drops you from the tourney while a win sends you back to the upper pool. A second loss there eliminates you. Dead is dead will be in effect during this tourney.

    Duelist's Tourney -- Challenge Tourney, Pool size determined by number of participants. Opponents decide on either first blood or decicisive victory and fight a single pass. One point for a victory. Top fencers in each pool will chose a second from their pool, who will negotiate the terms of their duel. Once done, the duel will commence to determine the winner.

    Save the Dragon Melee -- One team has the job of protecting a Baby Dragon from the attackers. The Dragon can be passed between fencers who are carrying only one weapon. Secondaries cannot be held while in possession of the Dragon. The Dragon can be passed as a final act upon death, but it can also be stolen by an opposing team member (who only has a single blade) at that time as well. Loss of the Dragon ends the melee. Successfully getting the Dragon from the start point to the end point also ends the melee. The teams will switch sides and the melee starts again.

    Herald the Safety Bear Melee -- Rules and Victory Conditions will be revealed just before the Melee begins. Any unsafe action that causes a Hold to be called will result in the fencer responsible to be placed in a "time-out" for progressively longer times.

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    Thrown Weapons

    MIC: Prudence of colleah
    Due to my activity load, the range will not be open Sat. unless there is a marshal willing to run it for the day. The range will be open Sunday.

    closed pending marshal

    9am range opens
    10am-12pm open throw/peep shoot
    12-1pm range closed for lunch
    1-3pm Baronial Championship
    3-5pm open throw
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    Mounted War Games is fast approaching, and we are looking for people to teach classes.

    MWG is the largest equestrian event in the Known World, and we are also hosting His Majesty Edmund's Tournament of Chivalry. How could we possibly pack more into one weekend? By hosting the Middle Kingdom Heraldic & Scribal Symposium! It's going to be an awesome event!

    Here is the sign up for teaching Heraldric and Scribal classes on Saturday, August 31:This one

    Here is the sign up form for teachers for all other classes for Saturday and Sunday:This one here
    Please, consider teaching a class and making this an event to remember!

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    Other Fun stuff!

    Baronial A&S Championship

    This coming Mounted Wars Games once again is the time and place for our Arts and Sciences Championship.. In years past we may have had themes such as the colors of Blue and Gold, in representation of the barony’s colors. This year, our theme is something new, it is not about the colors on our heraldry, it is in our name.. This years theme is all about the Stars. We are the Barony of Shadowed Stars, and this year we are the Stars of A&S. Stars come in many sizes, shapes, flavors and colors. There is the star of anise; a star in the sky on a page of illumination, or the trim of a garment. This is our chance to shine like the stars that we all are, we all have that talent, that skill that we treasure and that pushes us to be better. For some, it is our love of food, the cooking of it, for others it is in the stiches of our embroidery or in the beads on the jewelry we create. Bring what you may, and shine among all the others for the A&S Championship.


    other details to follow

    Saturday night feast:
    ONE COURSE!!!!
    Have you ever been to a feast that takes hours and hours? Sometimes, you just want to eat and enjoy time with your friends after a long day.
    Mounted War Games has the perfect feast for you! On Saturday, after a day filled with the Tournament of Chivalry, equestrian fun, rapier fighting, archery, thrown weapons, classes, and whatever else you do, come join us for a great meal.

    On the table:
    Boiled eggs
    Pickled vegetables

    Main Course:
    Smoked chicken, whitefish, and beef
    Roasted pork
    Grilled vegetables
    Roasted root vegetables

    15th/16th Century sauces

    Custard tarts
    Baked apples


    Full ingredient listings to be posted after Pennsic. Any dietary concerns can be discussed by emailing: maggiemackeith AT

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    Attention all those looking for merchant space at Mounted war Games. We have both outside and inside space available. Inside we have both full spaces and half spaces available, with up to a max of 10 full spaces to fill. For those interested in coming, please fill out This survey. (yes, name of the survey is for the previous event) survey will close a week prior to the event.

    All merchants at our event have:
    - No booth or table fee
    - Spacious indoor location
    - Electricity provided -
    Please contact our Merchant Co-ordinator listed above with staff.

    Current Merchant List:
    Bake Sale

    Gold Key Garage Sale
    Selling supplies and old garb in order to fund Gold Key so that we may purchase needed supplies.

    Mid east magic
    Hats , veils, and more!

    Hammer, Forge, & File, Inc
    Period pottery feast gear. Pewter and silver plate feast gear and drinking vessels. Periodesque jewelry. Baskets. Occasionally hand hewn edged weapons.

    Sparks of Inspiration
    Historically inspired hairstyling and jewelry

    Thyme’s Fool
    We sell historically inspired herbal tea blends, based on period works of literature and geographic region, in attractive period style packaging. Enjoy the free smells and see what tea would best suit your persona!

    Red Dragon Designs.
    Graphic T-Shirts & Vinyl Decals for all Kingdoms, Baronys, & Cantons fighters and archers.

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