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Shire Wars II : Fauna vs. Flora TRM will be in attendance Event date: October 20th, 2012
Hosted by Shire of Blak Rose - Jonestown, PA
Event Last Modified: September 16th, 2012
Event details
The Five Shires of the West hereby extend a grand invitation to come and be a part of the strength and pageantry the western marches!  Shire Wars is a competitive event between the Shires of Blak Rose, Hartshorn-dale, Montevale, Owlsherst and Silver Rylle.  The line has been drawn.  Some will fight in honor of Fauna while others will defend the Flora.  Several contests will be had to determine what part of nature will triumph for the day.

For all contests, there are positions open for mercs who would like to fight for their favorite part of nature.  Guidelines for the different competitions will be on the Event Website, www.blastedoak.com/shirewars .

There will be 2 fighting contests, namely:  A Warlord Tourney which starts as an Atlantian speed tourney with a team winner, and an elimination tourney where the winner of each bout earns a point for their chosen part of nature.  All points will be combined for a Heavy Rattan War Point.

Each rattan participant must bring an item to put into a treasure chest, which will then be awarded to the winning leader of the Warlord tourney to distribute amongst his team and to the elimination winner.

Other marshal competitions will include an archery shoot, thrown weapons and fencing.

But we cannot forget the competitive nature of those who participate in the 'gentler' arts.  There will be a gaming competition.  There is a bardic challenge to sing the praises of flora and fauna.  A heraldry competition for novices in the heraldic arts and for those with more experience.  And very special, the men's and ladies heraldic garb competition.  And everyone get's a chance to earn point's toward their chosen part of nature.  Age for these competitions is of no consequence. 

There will be a herald's table for those wishing to register their names, devices, or badges, led by Eleazar ha Levi.

Lady Violet, Lady Alana and Lord Mael Eoin plan a hearty dayboard and feast fit for a people at siege.  Please bring your favorite dessert for a potluck dessert board to be available after feast.

HRH Thyra is quite fond of dancing.  Do not forget to bring your dancing shoes and prove your courtliness at the evening dance.

There are ample opportunities for our youth to get involved in the War, in every aspect; service, martial, or A&S.  We'd like to encourage everyone to bring personal tokens to recognize the efforts of our young people, who work just as hard as we do.

And something unique, that is a challenge unto itself designed by Maestra Isabel Ximenez de Gaucin.  What can people from 3 or more different shires create together? The goal is finding complementary skills which would be used by craftsmen of our period to create a work of art or science.  For help in this challenge contact the Maestra and look at http://tinyurl.com/ShireWars2012AnS .

Merchants are welcome!  Please contact the deputy autocrat with questions. 

The site is dry. 

Unfortunately we cannot have dogs on site unless it is a service animal.  Please contact the deputy autocrat to let her know you will be bringing your service dog with you.

Site Opens: 10am
Site Closes: 10pm

Event Website: www.blastedoak.com/shirewars

Event Location
Camp Bashore
160 Moonshine Road
Jonestown, PA  17038

From ROUTE 72 - take Route 72 North through the city of Lebanon.  After passing through the city, remain on Rt.  72 for approximately 14 miles.  Pass through the towns of Ebenezer, Jonestown, and Lickdale.  After passing through the intersection at Lickdale begin looking for signs for Rout 443 West.  This will be a left-hand turn onto Moonshine Road.  Follow Rt.  443 West (Moonshine Road) for 2 miles, camp is located on the Left hand side. 

From ROUTE 934- This road can be accessed via Route 322 or 422.  Take route 934 North through the town of Annville, continue to follow North towards Fort Indiantown Gap Military Reservation.  When you go through the Route 81 interchange, remain in the left lane and look for the intersection of Asher Miner Road.  (There is a gas station called Funck's Mini Mart & Restaurant on the right.) At Asher Miner Road, turn left and follow to next stop sign.  Proceed straight ahead onto Rt.  443 East.  Follow route 443 East (also called Moonshine Road) for approximately 4 miles, camp entrance is on the right side.  If for some reason you miss the Asher Miner road, keep going straight through Fort Indiantown Gap, and into the town of Lickdale.  At the traffic light, turn Left and proceed as if following the Route 72 directions. 

From ROUTE 81- NORTH OR SOUTH- Take exit 90 (Lickdale / Lebanon Exit) at the bottom of the ramp, follow signs to Route 72 at main intersection of Lickdale.  Turn Left onto 72 North.  After 4 miles, you'll see signs that indicate Route 72 ends, and route 443 intersects.  Take route 443 West (left hand turn) this road is also known as Moonshine Road.  Follow Rt.  443 West (Moonshine Road) for 2 miles, camp is located on the Left hand side. 

From ROUTE 76- PA Turnpike- Take the Lebanon exit and at the top of the exit ramp (traffic light) turn Left onto route 72 North.  Route 72 and 322 split.  If you stay in the left lane, follow directions for 934 North.  If you get into the Right lane, follow the directions for Route 72 North. 

Event Fees
Site : SITE:  (includes an off-board table during feast time) per person: 
$ 10.00 with membership. 
$ 12.00 if not postmarked by Oct 3rd. 
$ 5.00 17 – 6. 
$ FREE 5 and under.

To all full price fees is a $5.00 surcharge for non-members.

Feast: FEAST: 
$ 8.00 per person
$ FREE 5 and under and takes no seat at table.

For families there is cap of $62.00 (2 adult & 2 youth)

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc., Shire of Blak Rose

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Event Steward:
Sol la Cantor
Andrea Ortiz Boyer
(717)991-6872 Please no calls after 9:30pm.

Send Reservations to:
Tracey Hanwell
Tuathflaith ingen ui Chlerigh
2830 Fishing Creek Valley Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17112

Other Contact Information:
If you have questions about merchanting, contact:  Mistress Linette linette@winterwood.me
If you have allergies, contact the evening Feast cook:  Lady Violet amy.knauer@gmail.com
If you have questions about the unique A & S challenge,contact:  Maestra Isabel kayeadair@aol.com
If you have questions about how to gain the most points in the bardic challenge, contact:  Lady Siobhan mcgoff.s@gmail.com
If you have questions about the heraldry competition, contact:  Lord Eleazar eleazar_halevi@yahoo.com

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