The Barony of Shadowed Stars

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Mounted War Games VII

Presents the Day of the Dragon


Friday September 1st 4pm to
Monday September 4th 12pm


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



Adult:Weekend Rate $20 or $15 w/membership
Adult Day Rate: $15 or $10 w/membership
Youth (6-17): Weekend Rate $7
Youth (6-17) Day Rate $5
Youth 5 and under are free
Family Site Cap for Weekend: $45 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!
(sorry, no site pre-reg this year, just materials)
For hay, it is $4.00/grass mix hay (20 bales on site) and $5.50 for clover alfalfa mix (10 bales on site)
Shavings are $5/bag
Please contact Lancer Gwendolyn of Shadowed Stars jmahocker AT gmail DOT com to reserve stalls, bedding and hay

Member Discount : $5
Get $5 off site fee with valid SCA membership!

Looking to volunteer? here's the spot for that!

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More info has been added, and is being added, so check back every few days to see what has changed!


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

    The site for Mounted War Games VII 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 Stewards
If you have any further questions, please contact one of the event stewards.
—Lady Prudence of Colleah prudencesbetter AT outlook DOT com
—Lady Cassandra
Archery MiC Lord Velos tou Patmos
Armored MiC Sir Ulrich Halfdan Ulfsson
Equestrian MiC Lancer Gwendolyn of Shadowed Stars jmahocker AT gmail DOT com
Rapier MiC Cap'n Mael Duin mac Gilla Ennae
Class Coordinator Lady Aveline de Ceresbroc harpyandhag AT gmail DOT com
On-site class coordinatorBaroness Halldora Egilsdottir
Feast Steward Warder Phillip
Merchant coordinator Lady Brianna Duncan
Thrown Weapons MiC Lady Prudence of Colleah prudencesbetter AT outlook DOT com
Royalty Liason Lady Muirenn ingen Fáelchon Uí Clerígh


Equestrian Activities

EqMic Lancer Gwendolyn of Shadowed Stars
Please be sure to check out the health requirements above.

Equestrians must register their horses prior to arriving on site. Please submit this registration form to jmahocker AT gmail DOT com . (No money required.)

6-8 pm Authorizations – main arena
7-8:30 pm Tippet Tag – warm up arena

8-9 am Authorizations – main arena
9:30-10:10 am Grand Entry Cavalcade – grounds and main arena
*Best dressed competition, vote by populace
10:10-10:30 Palfrey Pleasure Class, Carts first, saddle horses to follow
10:30-11:00 Jousting Authorizations – main arena
11-1:00 pm Jousting Tournament – main arena
11-12 noon Novice Challenge – warm up arena
2-3:30 pm Driving Challenge – grassy area
2-4 pm Challenge Course and Baronial Championship – main arena
3:30-4:30 pm Practice for Ride for a Prince – warm up arena
7-9 Standard Games/IKEqC – main arena
7-9 Cavalry Drills – grassy area

8:30-9:00 Authorizations – main arena
9-10 am Mounted Combat – warm up arena
9-10:30 am Chariot Archery – main arena
10-11:30 am Mounted Archery – main arena
10:30-11:30 Speed Driving Challenge – grassy area
10:30-11:30 Tent Pegging – warm up arena
12-1 Lunch meeting – round table with the Kingdom Equestrian Officer
1-2:30 pm Daiku – main arena
3-4:30 Match Races – main arena
7-8:30 pm Buzkashi – warm up arena
7-9 pm Ride Before a Prince

9-10 am Mounted Archery – main arena
10-11 Chariot Archery – main arena
10-11 Tippet Tag – warm up arena

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Armored Combat

MIC Sir Ulrich Halfdan Ulfsson

Schedule is now current year (2017)

9am: List opens for Inspections/authorizations
11:00am: Novice Tourney
12-1pm:lunch break
1:00pm: Ladder of Renown Tourney
3:00pm: Shadowed Stars Baronial Champions tournament
Pick ups until list closes for Court.

9am: Inspections/authorizations
11am: Highlander Tourney
12-1pm:lunch break
1pm: Holmgang Tournament
Pick ups till list closes

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Rapier Combat

MIC Cap'n Mael Duin mac Gilla Ennae

This is now current years schedule (2017)

Social O'Dark Thirty

Celebrating The Day of The Dragon 9am List Opens for Inspections and Authorizations
10am Warm-Up Tourney
Round Robin (or Challenge) Format, three passes, re-fight double kills once, choose your style(s) as you will.
11am For Realsies Tourney
Round Robin (or Challenge) Format, one pass, Dead is Dead! Double kills count as a loss for both fighters. Bring your best/favorite weapon style.
Noon Lunch Break
1pm Timed Challenge Tourney
Two hour time table, but join/leave as you will, fight as much as you will, take breaks when you need, challenge as many fighters as you can to one pass the first time.
Wash, rinse, repeat. Second time you fight someone, you must change weapon styles and go to best of three passes. Third time is another weapon style and five passes.
3pm Warm Down Tourney
Bear Pit, non-winner stays for three passes then returns to the back of the line until one unlucky person has twenty losses. Then, winner stays for three passes until one lucky person has twenty wins.
Time and/or fighter fatigue may lower those numbers.
4pm Open List
5pm List Closes (or one hour before court)

9am List Opens for Inspections and Authorizations
10am Warm-ups and Training
Yep. I'm blocking out two hours of time for impromptu teaching. Got a question on techniques or marshaling? Here's a chance to get answers and training.
Noon Lunch Break 1pm Ye Olde Swiss Five Tourney
Back to the Dark Ages of Rapier Combat when the Parry Authorizations were separated. Round Robin Format,three passes of matched styles (unless you don't have an authorization, then you get single and your opponent can choose to match...or not....)
Passes will progress as Single, Dagger, Rigid Parry, Non-Rigid Parry, Case (of Swords, not Daggers!)
2pm Baronial Championship Tourney
Apologies to our visitors, but in the interest of time, entrants will be limited to those deemed eligible to stand as Champion by the Baron and Baroness of Shadowed Stars. If space and marshals are available, list space will be available for pickups.
3pm Zombie Tourney
Challenge Format, only head shots count.
4pm Open List
5pm List Closes (or One Hour Before Court)
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Thrown Weapons

Schedule *changes may be forthcoming*

9am range opens
12-1pm range closed for lunch
1-2pm range open
3pm-5pm open throw

9am range opens
12-1pm range closed for lunch
1pm Baronial Championship
3pm-5pm open throw
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Royal Rounds will be held if space available.

Setup/Inspections/Open Shoot/Fruity Shooty.
9am range opens
9-11am Baronial Archery Championship
12-1pm closed for Lunch
1:30-3:30pm Mounted Castle Assault
3:30-4:30pm Not-So Novice shoot
4:30-TBD Open Shoot
9am range opens
11am-2pm Chariot Archery
2:30-4pm Novice shoot
4-TBD Open Shoot

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Other Fun stuff!


Friday Soup Kitchen
Bring a donation of soup, coffee, ect.

Breakfast: Eggs, Bacon and/or Sausage, Oatmeal, Fruit, Coffee, Beverages
Price: $5.00

Lunch: Taco Bar Buffet
Price: $7.50

Saturday Supper: Pasta
Price: $10.00

Breakfast: Eggs, Bacon and/or Sausage, Oatmeal, Fruit, Coffee, Beverages
Price: $5.00

Sunday Lunch: Soup/Salad/Sandwich
Price: $7.50
Sunday Supper: Pizza (Prepped on-site, not Delivery or DiGiorno™)
Price: $10.00

Monday breakfast: Continental Buffet
Price: $4.00

Meal Plans
Meal plans will be availble to purchase at gate.
one day plan: $20
weekend meal plan: $40

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Are you interested in merchanting at our weekend-long fall event in Bluffton, Indiana?
Our event runs over Labor Day weekend from 4pm Friday, September 1, to noon on Monday, September 4.

All merchants at our event have:
- No booth or table fee
- Spacious indoor location
- Electricity provided -

For more information and to reserve your spot, please contact:

THL Brianna Duncan, Merchant Liaison
Facebook: Mary Hurley Wiard (myself)
Email: THLBriannaDuncan at aol dot com
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