Shire Wars

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Shire of Archer's Ford (incipient) - Jonestown, PA

Event date: October 16th, 2015 - October 18th, 2015

Event Last Modified: September 30th, 2015

Event details

Greetings and well met unto you the people of the East Kingdom.  I bring you news from the Shires of the South Western parts of the East Kingdom.  Once again the drums of war have not been silenced by Pennsic and the boiling blood of the South West region has not been cooled by the changing season.  We seek one last challenge before the snows set in.  To the east is the great Barony of Bhakail, proud and mighty, perhaps her and her allies shall provide the Western Shires the challenge they seek.

A series of competitions are set for the third weekend of Oct.  where the western Shires have challenged Bhakail and her allies to see who is better on the field as well as off the field of battle.  All are welcome to watch or pitch in for whichever side they wish to aid.

The heavy fighting between the two groups should be fierce.  Who will come out on top? The fencing blades will flash, but who will shine? The axes and arrows shall spin through the air, but which group will have the better aim? All these will be for great bragging rights and great stories.  To top off this all off is sharing these stories with those who lived and died at a great feast.  A Sunday breakfast will send everyone on their merry way home with stories of great victories, friendship, and merriment.

This is a Dry site, please leave the alcohol home, Thank You.

Also please bear in mind that the site being a camp ground might not be 100% handicap accessible.  Please contact the autocrat with questions or concerns.

Her Highness has decreed that there will be the Children Service Initiative that will be happening.  Forms will be available at the gate for all interested children.

Tentative Schedule:
-Friday:  5-8pm Troll opens
Site setup
Fencing Pick ups
Night Tournaments (See SW web site for details)
-Saturday:  9am-2pm Troll opens
9:30am MoL opens
10am-1pm Youth Heavy has Youth field
10am-1pm Heavy List Field battle starts
10am-1pm Fencing Tournaments
10am Ranges for Archery/Thrown Weapons/Atlatl laddle open
10am A&S classes
11am-1pm Dayboard
1pm-4pm Heavy Tournaments
1pm-4pm Fencing Field battle & training
1pm-4pm All ranges Tournaments
1pm-4pm A&S judging (See SW web site for details)
2pm Franciscan Inquisition
4:30 Pre-court entertainment with Skyn, Wynd and Wyre
5pm court
after court Feast, Dancing & Merriment
-Sunday Breakfast
Shire Wars meeting
Clean up
12pm site closed

Feast Menu:
Dining with King Harald Hadrada

Foraging on the way to Stamford bridge

Bread & Honey Butters


Whitefish with Garlic Pepper Sauce

Greens with cheese

Venison with cameline sauce

Red Cabbage

Armored root vegtables

Almond tarts with spoon fruit


Rye bread & cheese

Apple pie

These recipes are taken almost exclusively from the Early Northern cookbook that dates to the late 11th century and is of Norse origin.  Foraged food found in England not available is Norway uses recipes from other medieval cookbooks.  All these foods are those typically plentiful in the fall. 

If you have allergy concerns or can not eat pork, please contact both Lady Kathryn Perry at  and Duchessa Diana Alina Trigirtse at

Site Opens: 12 pm 16th of Oct 2015
Site Closes: 12 pm 18th of Oct 2015

Event Website

Event Location

Bashore Scout Reservation
160 Moonshine Rd.
Jonestown, PA  17038
Google Map


From Lancaster:  Take PA Rte.  72 north through Manheim.  Continue north to the split with US 322.  Follow US 322 west to the second traffic light.  Turn right onto PA Rte.  934.  Follow Rte.  934 north through Annville and past Lebanon Valley College.  You will pass under US 22, then pass under I-81.  Continue about 3/4 mile then turn left onto Asher Miner Road (Funck’s Family Restaurant ‘will be on the right opposite Asher Miner Rd.).  Continue about 1 1/2 miles to a stop sign.  Cross the intersection and you’ll now be on PA Rte.  443 East.  Continue about 4 miles.  The entrance to Bashore Scout Reservation will be on the right.

Important Note:  Asher Miner Rd and part of PA Rte.  443 pass through Ft.  Indiantown Gap Military Reservation.  The posted speed limit is 35 mph.  Base police are very strict and will ticket for even 1 mph over the posted speed limit.

From Lebanon:  Take PA Rt.  72 north through Lebanon.  Continue to the intersection with PA Rt.  443 West.  Turn left onto PA Rt.  443.  Continue about two miles.  The entrance to Bashore Scout Reservation will be on the left.

From Turnpike (1-76):  Exit 247 I-283 toward PA-283 Harrisburg/Hershey (Toll); continue onto I-283 N (Partial Toll Road); Merge onto I-83 N; Take exit 51B for I-81 N towards Interstate 78 Hazeltown/Allentown; Merge onto I-81 N; Take exit 85B toward Fort Indiantown Gap; Merge onto PA-934 N.Fisher Ave; Continue to follow Fisher Ave; Turn left onto Asher Miner Rd; Continue onto PA-443 E Moonshine Rd; Camp is on the right.

Registration Fees

Pre-Reg:  $14 Oct.  5th Pre-reg closes
At Gate:  $16
Youth:  ages 5-12 $7 under 5:  free
NMS $5 added for nonmembers

Family cap 2 adults and 2 kids

Camping:  $5 per person per night (5 and under free) **Can be handed in with pre-reg or at gate.**

Cabins:  $20 per person for weekend, 46 beds available (5 and under with own bed free)

1 space left in cabins contact Event Steward ASAP if you want this spot.

Feast:  $10 for ages 13 and up
$5 for ages 6-12
Free for ages 5 and under

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-PA Inc.  Shire of Hartshorn-Dale

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Event Steward:  George E Christian V
Thane Alexander Makcristyne
610-775-1995 (before 9 pm eastern please) (Header:  Shire Wars V)

Send Reservations to:

Lord Damiano Vitallie de Fonda
Damon Casantini
1400 Hay Road, Temple, PA 19560

Other Contact Information:

Merchant Steward:  Mayam hatun bint Na'Ja
Britt Metzler

A&S coordinator:  Lady Sarra atte Brouk
Contact if you wish to teach a class.