War of the Pearls I

Hosted by Barony of the Bridge - Charlestown, RI

Event date: June 17th, 2022 - June 20th, 2022

Event Last Modified: June 16th, 2022

Health Acknowledgement

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Event details

Welcome to the inaugural War of the Pearls!  (Finally)

Barony of the Bridge vs.  Barony of Dragonship Haven

This will be a long weekend camping war involving armored combat, fencing, heraldry (fully heralded heavy tournament!), dancing, bardic, archery, brewing, shopping and much much more.  The site is dripping wet and allows ground camp fires.

This year the trusted scouts of the Barony of the Bridge have learned that a member of the court of Dragonship Haven dared to step foot on the Isle of Block.  Her excellency of Bridge Avelina Keyes, being perfectly within her right to defend her lands, has formally DECLARED WAR!

Upon entering the site you will receive a generic site token at troll (registration).  Starting Friday at noon the two Baronies will vie for your loyalty.  Once a Barony has won your allegiance they will trade you a white or black pearl for your generic token.  From this point on you will be fighting, fencing, arching, throwing, singing, dumb shitting, shopping, A&Sing and so much more for your chosen Barony!

The things there will be:
Armored Combat:  Bridge battle (I mean, we are Bridge) and subsequent Bridge Battle practice.  Heraldic Torch Light tournament and Unbelted vs Chivalry tournament.

Fencing:  Singles tournaments, Uncollareds vs Masters of Defense tournament and a 3 person team melee tournament.

Archery:  Need to get ranked? We will have the range open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday so that you can get your East Kingdom ranking at one event!

Thrown Weapons:  Same schedule as archery but with axes, knives, spears and so much more.

Games:  There will be many games lead by the Head Fool on Saturday night and Fizzball practice on Sunday.  There will also be a weekend long game of assassins.

Arts and Sciences:  Want to show off your work, there will be a display for that and the populace will vote for their favorite.

Dancing:  You can dance of you want to, but we suggest you don't leave your friends behind.

Shopping:  Merchants will be selling stuff, come buy it!


Site Amenities:
This is a working farm and we are using their fields. 

Buildings/grounds:  There are no buildings, but there will be covered areas for court and dancing.  The event site walking paths are over grass or gravel, there are no paved paths on site.

Bathroom Facilities:  There are no flushing toilets, but there will be plenty of Port-A-Johns. 

Power:  There is no power for the general public, but there will be a generator running for merchants and people with medical need for power.

Water:  There will be a hand washing station and a slop sink for washing dishes.  Water will be provided from a water wagon, it is from a hose so we suggest you bring your own drinking water (one gallon per person per day is suggested). 

Food:  There will be no feast at this event.  The baronies may choose to bribe the populace with food, but there is no guarantee food will be provided.  The closest grocery store is 15min from site.

Fire:  Ground fires are allowed, the site owners only ask if you make a fire ring you bring the rocks to the woods when you are done.  Firewood will be for sale by the piece at the event.

Alcohol:  Alcohol is allowed.

Smoking:  This is an outdoor event, smoking and vaping are allowed.

Dogs:  Only service dogs will be allowed.


War Points
The following is a list of activities that will receive points toward winning the war:

Fencing Singles Tournament- Tournament will consist of people finding and fighting a list of other combatants provided by the MOL.

Heraldic Torchlight Tournament (Heavy)- This will be a double elimination tourney with a round robin entry round if there are more than 16 combatants.  All combatants will be fully heralded for the double elimination section of the tournament.  Only one list will be fighting at a time so that all may see every fight.  Come and watch and see who the new hot sticks are.  Fighters you have the right to bring their own herald, if you cannot afford a herald, one will be appointed for you before the fighting begins.  If you have a shield for the tree with your arms please bring it, otherwise you or an appointed herald will paint it for you.

Fencing Melee Tournament - Double elimination tournament of 3 person teams.

Heavy Bridge Battle- A Pennsic style bridge battle will be conducted for a war point.  Following the war point battle a bridge battle practice will take place.

Commerce - Its all about the merchants, details will be in the site book

Dumb Shi* After Dark- Well, its a bunch a dumb shi* games that will happen after dark.  This may be where the dripping wet part of the event comes into play.

A&S Populace Choice- An A&S display will be out and each participant will compete for their chosen barony.  The populace will vote for their favorite.

Archery- Archery will be happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  This is your chance to get three scores in one event.  Each archer’s highest royal round for each day will be counted for their side.  The barony with the highest total when the range closes on Sunday will receive the war point.

Thrown Weapons- This is exactly the same description as archery, but with thrown weapons instead.

Fencing Baronial Champions Duel - The Baronial champion from each side will compete in a best out of three fight for the war point.

Heavy Baronial Champions Duel- Same as fencing but with wooden sticks

Brewing Baronial Champions Duel- During the Heraldic Torchlight Tourney each Barony's chosen brewed beverage will be presented for the baronesses or their chosen drinker to judge.

Bardic Baronial Champions Duel - Prior to the Semi-Finals of the Heraldic Torchlight Tournament each barony’s chosen Bard will perform for their Barony's honor.  The Baronnesses will choose their favorite.

Dance - Whichever Barony has more people dancing for their honor will win this point.

Assassination - The winner of assassination will also win a point for their Barony. 

Schedule:

Friday: 
Noon:  Site opens
2pm:  Archery and thrown weapons ranges open
After Noon-late:  Baronial Welcomes
Dusk:  Archery and thrown weapons ranges close

Saturday: 
9am:  Opening Court, archery and thrown weapons ranges open
11am-6pm:  Bridge Battle, Bridge Battle practice, baronial heavy champs duel, fencing singles tournament, fencing 3-person team tournament
Dusk:  Archery and thrown weapons ranges close
Dusk:  Heraldic torchlight tournament
After Heraldic Torchlight Tournament:  Dumb Shi* After Dark

Sunday:
9am:  Archery and thrown weapons ranges open
11am-2pm:  Unbelt vs Chivalry tournament, Uncollareds vs Masters of Defense tournament, fencing baronial champs duel, archery baronial champs duel, thrown weapons baronial champs duel
4pm:  Closing Court
6ish:  Fizzball Practice
Dusk:  Archery and thrown weapons ranges close

Monday: 
4pm:  site closes

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events.  By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks.  You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.




Site Opens: Friday:Noon
Site Closes: Monday:4pm

Event Website

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Event Location

Riverside Farm
80 Burdickville Road
Charlestown, RI  02813
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Registration Fees

Registration:
Preregistration is now closed.

Pre-registration is not required.  Walk in registration will be accepted at troll all weekend.  Please bring cash or personal check.

$25 Day Adult Member
$35 Weekend Adult Member
$30 Day Adult Non-Member
$40 Weekend Adult Non-Member

Children 17 and under are free.

Feast:
There will be no feast at this event.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA RI Inc.

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Nuno Cabral do Mar
222538@members.eastkingdom.org

Vitalia La Soleil
125124@members.eastkingdom.org

Send Reservations to:

Justin Andrade
82 old Shannock Rd
Charlestown RI, 02813

Other Contact Information:

Merchant fee:  $20