Mounted War Games X

The When

Thursday September 2nd to Monday September 6th

The Where

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

How to Attend

Pre-registration here
Pre-registration closes August 30th

If you have any issues preregistering with the website, please contact our exchequer directly at shadowedstars.exchequer AT midrealm.org

There is no discount or block of rooms this year.
A local hotel is the Comfort Inn located right down the road with clean rooms and a pool!

Reminder
If you are feeling Ill or have tested positive for Covid recently, please help us all stay well and refrain from attending our event. We will miss your presence as we have for the past year and a half.

Costs

Adult whole weekend: $35
Adult one day: $20
Youth 6-17 whole weekend: $5
Youth 6-17 one day: $5
Children 5 and under are free
Family max whole weekend: $75
Family max one day: $45
SCA members get a $5 discount
Box lunches: $6
Other fees
Camping whole weekend: $10
Electric hook-up camping: $20
Horse stall for the weekend: $10

Volunteer opportunities

Interested in helping out? Check out this cool sign up with all various job openings!

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Site Rules and Amenities

Rules

Alcohol
The site for Mounted War Games is officially Dry, and anyone violating this policy will be asked to leave.
Fires
Well-attended above ground fires are permitted, There are permanent on-site fire rings in designated meeting areas.
Dogs
Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome on site and inside some buildings. By request, dogs unfamiliar with horses are discouraged. One sniff, bark, or lunge can result in a spooked horse. Please keep dogs away from cart horses. Riders and carts will be allowed to patrol the premises on roadways and they have the right-of-way.
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 website.
Horse etiquette
Warning: Under Indiana law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities.
Minors need direct supervision around the horses, please do not allow them to wander in the barns or horse areas without you or another parent/guardian.
Horses are “Fight or Flight” prey animals. If it scares them, they will run. Consider your actions with this in mind.
Whenever possible, please WALK in view of the horses and not directly in front or behind them. Sudden movements or flapping objects can look very scary to horses.
Always ask the owner if you may approach or touch a horse.
If the horses ears are forward=happy or scared, ears pinned back=angry, ears twitching=listening
Never feed a horse without permission; your fingers look like tasty carrots, also they may be on a special diet.

Amenities

toilets in 2 buildings, and a shower house
Primitive and electrical hook-up camping spaces available
outside water spigots
72 open-air covered stalls 8’x10′
livestock barn able to be sectioned off into larger pens

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Event Schedule

DayTimeActivityLocationDescription
Friday after darkTorch Lit Tourney sponsored by their Nextellency’sArmored list
Fridayafter darkBardic Circlefire ringBring a drink and chair to sit by the fire, sing or listen to the bardic circle songs.
Saturday7pmCourt – Investiture of Rivenstar & Shadowed Starscenter greenspaceRoyal Court of Their Majesties.  Investiture of Rivenstar and Shadowed Stars. Please bring your own chairs as it is outside.
Saturday 9pm approxBall of the BaroniesJoin us after Court for a Baronial Ball celebrating joyous occasion.  Other merriments will be available if you are not the dancing sort.  Some of the dances will be taught before the Ball.
Sunday9am Baronial championships begin with Equestrianmain arenaRiders will be required to pick up a favor from Hadley at one of the end of arena and then ride down to Nathan to put the favor from the Lady on the tip of the lance.
Sunday10:30amBaronial Thrown weapons championship thrown weapons range
Sunday11amBaronial A&S championshipThe challenge is to bring an item to be donated to the group as a contribution towards our different awards, so that at a later time they will be given with the awards handed out to the populous. More details to follow on the where and when
Sunday noonBaronial Armored championship Armored list
Sunday 1pmBaronial Rapier championship Rapier listIn the Grand Style of the Known World Rapier Tourney, this will begin with some warm-ups, which will continue during the actual tourney. Format of the Tournament will be Round Robin, best of three, with combatants using any style they choose that they are authorized in, dead is dead (double kills will NOT be re-fought and will count as a loss for both). The Baronage may ask combatants questions at their discretion.

While the Tournament is only open to members of the Barony, all are welcome and encouraged to participate in the on-going warm-ups on the list concurrent with the Round Robin portion.
Sunday 2pmBaronial Archery ShootArchery rangeHear not evil, see no evil, speak no evil
Sunday 4pmBaronial court

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Equestrian

Thursday

ActivityTimeLocationDescription/auths required
Open Riding4-7pmthroughout siteGroups of 2-4 only. Get prior permission from EqMiC. General auth
Authorizations7-9pmindoor arena

Friday

ActivityTimeLocationDescription/auths required
Authorizations 9am-12pm Indoor arena
Challenge Course10am-12pm Grass FieldGames auth required
Lunch/Class/Round Table Discussion: TBD12-1pm Equestrian Tent
Challenge Course1-3pm Grass Field Games auth required
Mounted Archery3-4:30pm Main arenaMounted archery auth required.
Chariot Archery4-5:30pm Main arenaDriver: driving auth required. Passenger: no auth required.
Dinner break5:30-7pm
Tippet Tag7-8pmMake-up arenaWear detachable tippets and try to remove opponents’ tippets in team and solo rounds
Games auth required
Head to Head8-9pmMain arenaRide identical courses and collect more points than your chosen opponent
Games auth required

Saturday

Activity Time Location Description/auths required
Cavalcade Assembly9:30amBetween Wash Rack and Equestrian TentProvide equestrian tent with your introduction before departing.
Cavalcade Grand Entry10-10:45amAround Site, start at wash rack, end at Main Arena for announcing riders and horsesRiders don their finest and proceed around the entire event site in a parade. Portrait photos taken. Be introduced into the arena.
General Riding auth required.
*Games auth required if holding banners, etc.
Driving Challenge11am-12pmMain arenaDriving auth required
Lunch/Class/Round Table Discussion: TBD12pm-1pmEquestrian Tent
Mounted Combat1-2pmMake-up arenaMounted Combat auth required
Challenge Course2-4pmMain arenaGames auth required
Royal court7pm
Dinner breakTBD
DaikuTBDMain arenaGames auth required

Sunday

Activity Time Location Description/auths required
Baronial Championship AND Challenge Course for all9-11amMain arenaGames auth required
Skill at Arms/IKEQ: Interkingdom Equestrian Competition10am-12pmMake-up arenaGames auth required
Lunch Break and Joust set up12-1pmMain arenaALL HELPERS WELCOME!
Wood Joust1-2:30pmMain arenaJousting auth required
Foam Joust2-4pmMain arena Jousting auth required
Royal CourtTBD
Dinner breakTBD
Buzkashi7-9pmMain arenaGames auth required

Monday

Activity Time Location Description/auths required
Palfrey Pleasure Driving9:30amMain arenaDriving auth required
Palfrey Pleasure Riding9:45amMain arena General Riding auth required
Ribbon Race (Pairs)10amMain arena Games auth required
Musical Heads, Goblet Carry, Faux Hawk Ride (Egg and Spoon)10:15amMain arena Games auth required

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Classes/A&S

If you are interested in teaching a class have I got a link for you! Please fill this out.

Greetings all artisans of the Barony, it is once again time for our members in the Arts and Sciences to battle it out for the role of Baronial Champion. This coming Mounted War Games on Sunday bring out your best. The challenge is to bring an item to be donated to the group as a contribution towards our different awards, so that at a later time they will be given with the awards handed out to the populous. More details to follow on the where and when

Arts & Sciences Class List
Class Schedule is 10-3 Saturday and Sunday with a break from noon till 1:00 for lunch.

  • Youth Friendly silk painting
  • Youth Friendly block printing
  • Youth Friendly Crafting
  • Intro to Heraldry
  • How to Build a Persona Profile
  • Beaded Roses
  • Economical Food for Nordic Impressions
  • SCA 101: Newcomers guide
  • Viking Age Jewelry Demonstration
  • Peerage Roundtable
  • 3 Hand Stitches & a Project
  • Block Printing on a Budget

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Lunch Tavern

Menu
(all items prepackaged and wrapped)

Saturday
Pupusas(GF) El Salvadoran flatbread made with meat, beans and cheese. Served with curtido (pickled slaw) and mango sauce/salsa (V option available)
Elote loco (crazy corn)
Quesadilla salvadorena (cheese pound cake)
water and flavor packets/drink sleeves

Sunday
Empanadas (GF Available) with chirimol (vegetable side dish)
Salvadoran carrot rice
Nuegados de yuca (a cheese type donut)
water and flavor packets/drink sleeves

If you have food allergies or need gluten free and/or vegetarian lunches, please contact our Lunch Tavern Steward, Lady Zilia-foodwenchz AT gmail.com

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Armored

There will be an area for melees and a separate area for authorizations and singles pickup fighting.
If MIT’s would like to help please contact the MIC of Armored before the event. As a note to fighters: I would like to remind all fighters that there will be no public water jug available. Bring your own water.

ScheduleFriday
After dark -Torchlight tourney
Saturday
9:00 am -Open for armor inspection
10:00 am -Start authorizations
11:00 am -6′ spear tournament
noon -5-man melee tournament
1pmish -Mounted to ground combat (Optional)
Afternoon -Spear and shieldman Tournament The spear and shieldman Tourney will consist of a team of two. One spear fighter and one sword and weapon fighter.
Next -Warlord TournamentSundayBaronial championship and there will be a spear class. The list will be open for pick ups with an impromptu tournament possible. If people are available. Times to be determined

Rapier

ScheduleSaturday
9am -Inspections and authorizations; Open list fighting
10am – Open list fighting
12noon – List closed for lunch
1pm buckler tournament for rapier will be as follows: – Round Robin format (2 or 4 pools) – Best 2 of 3 with each combatant, winner of each bout gains 1 pt, yes even if you lose the best 2 of 3 – Points will be used to break ties – The winner advances to the finals rounds – The only secondary that is allowed is a buckler, if the combatant don’t have a buckler one will be provided or the fighter can fight single sword – If the combatant is authorized they can use spear but only ONCE in either their pool or in the finals – Finals are fought best 2 of 3 bouts, doubles are re-fought but with wounds retained until there is a winner. Prize: 14” steel buckler and a small decorative dish.
4pm – List closed
Sunday
1pm-Baronial Championship-In the Grand Style of the Known World Rapier Tourney, this will begin with some warm-ups, which will continue during the actual tourney. Format of the Tournament will be Round Robin, best of three, with combatants using any style they choose that they are authorized in, dead is dead (double kills will NOT be re-fought and will count as a loss for both). The Baronage may ask combatants questions at their discretion. While the Tournament is only open to members of the Barony, all are welcome and encouraged to participate in the on-going warm-ups on the list concurrent with the Round Robin portion.

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Thrown weapons

If there are any marshals interested in helping please let me(prudence) know, thanks!

scheduleThursday range set-up, open throw till bored
Friday
11am open range
12-1pm lunch
1pm-5pm plague rat hunt

Saturday
10am-12pm pin the tail on the dragon
12-1pm lunch
1-5pm attendee’s choice/open range
closed for court/dinner
after dinner open range till done

Sunday
10:30-12pm champions throw/attendee’s choice
12-1pm lunch
1pm-4pm return of the plague rats!
after dinner/court open range till done

Monday range clean-up

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Archery

ScheduleFriday Setup, inspections and open shoot.
Saturday
10am range opens/inspections and open shoot
11am Royal Rounds
12pm lunch break
2pm Constellation Regional Shoot
4pm shoot for the moon: youth shoot.
Sunday
10am range opens/inspections and open shoot
11am split the rope: youth shoot
12pm lunch break
2pm Baronial Shoot
4pm Royal Rounds

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Merchants

Hello Friends! . We love our equestrian friends, artisans, and our martial friends, but we also love to shop. This year we have some lovely merchants that are going to join us, please feel free to shop until your heart’s content. There are merchants who will be both inside and outside, please visit them all.

If you are a Merchant and would like to join us, please feel free to fill out this form.

Thanks.
Leandra

Merchant List

Nonna’s Mugs and Jugs

Myrkheim Hoard
Viking Age Jewelry

By My Hand Designs LLC
Purveyors of Fine Mercantile Goods and Inter-Kingdom Arms Dealer

Mid East Magic
Hats and Headwear, cup covers, scarves, previously loved Middle Eastern clothing, and other cool stuff we have found.

Tameras Treasures
Gently loved middle eastern clothes

NorthStar Armoury
Viking, Anglo Saxon, and Medieval jewelry and accessories. Research Books.

The Sinister Peacock (formerly Sparks of Inspiration)
Contrary to our usual services, Lucretia will only offer 3 historically inspired hair appointments. However there will be a plethora of 2nd hand goodies being retired from Lucretia’s kit for sale at low prices!

Silent Auction!
We will be hosting a Silent Auction to raise funds for the Royalty Travel Fund. Donations are appreciated, and bids will be welcome. Silent auction–please drop off items between 9am-10am. Bidding ends by 4pm on Saturday. Items will need to be picked up by 5pm.

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Staff

  • Event Steward-Andries Von Voorburg
    • Contact: andriesvonvoorburg AT gmail.com
  • Deputy Event Steward-Maggie MacKeith
    • Contact: maggiemackeith AT gmail.com phone: 260-466-2102
  • Merchant Liaison-Leandra Corzi
    • Contact: shadowedstars.chronicler AT midrealm.org
  • Lunch Tavern Steward-Zillia
    • Contact: foodwenchz AT gmail.com
  • Equestrian MIC-Gwendolyn
    • Contact: jmahocker AT gmail.com
  • Armored MIC- Pelinor
    • Contact: pellynor AT yahoo.com
  • Rapier MIC- Rashid al Sanna
  • Archery MIC- Velos
    • Contact: davidjonestheo AT gmail.com
  • Thrown weapons MIC-Prudence of colleah
    • Contact: shadowedstars.thrown AT midrealm.org
  • Class Coordinators: Halldora and Aoife
    • Contact: shadowstars.moas AT midrealm.org

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