The Silver Wyvern Challenge

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Barony of Smoking Rocks - Franklin , MA

Event date: October 18th, 2024 - October 20th, 2024

Event Last Modified: June 15th, 2024

Event details

In the ancient annals of Lore, before the emergence of the Great Northern Army, before the very concept of a Northern Army Banner had formed, there existed a standard that epitomized warfare and close combat within the East Kingdom.  This standard belonged to none other than Feral Von Halstern, known as the Silver Wyvern!  Raised over four decades ago, this banner still echoes with the wisdom, valor, and aspirations of its bearer.  Join us in commemorating Master Feral Von Halstern and the timeless virtues of war!

Welcome to the Silver Wyvern Challenge!  This weekend’s event will be held in our own Dorstad Village featuring tourneys, woods battles, sieges, as well as melee education for all aspects of war!  Rapier, Armored, Siege, Combat Archery, Target Archery, and Thrown weapons will all have challenges and competitions!  For those off the fields, lists, and lanes there are to be shopping and classes.  Our Chanceler Minor will have activities for the children of the populous.  Other activities will be announced soon.

The Baronial of Court of Smoking Rocks will be seeking Champions at this event.  Their Excellencies would like to announce that they are seeking a new Arts & Sciences Champion and a new Fencing Champion to represent the barony.  All are welcome to compete and details for competition will be announced soon.

Planned martial events for Silver Wyvern Challenge thus Far more to be added!!

Triad Tourney- Only one great weapon per team.  1 Chiv and 1 OTC or 2 OTC allowed per team.  The top 2 teams will absorb the other teams to continue the day’s challenges.

Bridge Battle with Combat Archery- Best 2 out of 3

Castle Siege with Combat Archery- Each team will defend and attack.  Best time wins.

Woods Battle- 1 hour long.  Timed with victory points at half and finish

Melee Classes- Later in the day with specialty instructors

Triad Tourney- Must have one spear per team.  1 MoD and 1 OGR or 2 OGR allowed per team.  The top 2 teams will absorb the other teams to continue the day’s challenges.

Bridge Battle W/Band guns- Best 2 out of 3

Castle Siege with band guns- Each team will defend and attack.  Best time wins.

Woods Battle- 1 hour long Timed with victory points at half and finish

Melee Classes later in the day with specialty instructors

-Combat Archery

Box Tourney- Round robin, sudden death.  The top two winners will absorb into teams.

Pavise melee- Best 2 out of 3

Siege with Armored- Best 2 out of 3

Woods Challenge

Archery TBA
Thrown Weapons TBA

Dorstad Marketplace:  Come and set up your wares in the central courtyard of the village to create our own marketplace, there is no reg fee for merchants, but we ask that you pre-reg for space!  Please reach out to Muinteoir Roibeard mac Neill to register at

Enjoy a Saturday with no care about breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A meal plan will cover your day so you can focus on activities and melee. The meal plan is $20 for adults and $10 for children under 13.  You will need to be pre-registered, and this is non-refundable for head count.  In the event that you are unable to make the event your meal may be transferred.

Come and enjoy the company and the activities for the whole weekend for an event hopefully like no other. The Dorstad is located at the beautiful Camp Haiastan, in Franklin MA.  The site offers buildings that including cabins, feast hall, activity locations, and bathrooms and showers (On demand hot water!) It is also as ADA compliant as a wilderness camp can be with roads, ramps, and paths, to all locations and buildings including one handicap bathroom cabin (Directors quarters).  The site is easily accessible by highway and is 12 minutes away from Hotels, Banks, Restaurants, Grocery and Liquor stores! Cabins can sleep four, eight, or twelve persons. Cabin rentals will be pre-reservation only and non-refundable but may be transferred. There is also limited tent space and pre-registration will be required, there is no extra charge for tent camping. 

Site Opens: October 18, 2024 5:00 pm
Site Closes: October 20, 2024 12 noon

Event Location

Camp Haiastan
722 Summer street
Franklin , MA  02038
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The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.


Camp Haiastan
722 Summer St, Franklin, MA 02038

Registration Fees

Pre-registration information will be available soon. 

Adult: Members $25.00 - Non-Members $35

Weekend Youth: (age 14-17) $15.00

Age 13 and Under:  Free 

Family Cap Weekend: (2 adults & 3+ children), Members $60.00 - Non-Members $70  

Saturday Day Trip
Adult:  Members $20.00 - Non-Members $30

Youth: (age 14-17) $10.00

Age 13 and Under:  Free 

Family Cap Day:  (2 adults & 3+ children), with proof of membership $50.00 - Non- Members $60

Tent Camping:  space for tents will be limited.  To register for a tent please reach out to Elaine Howys of Morningthorpe at

Members of the Foresters Guild will have a dedicated space to camp. 

Cabins: Note that price is for the cabin for the weekend, Friday and Saturday nights ( you will not be able to reserve a cabin for just one night), not per person staying in the cabin.  Only one person needs to pre-register for the cabin and can fill the rest of the beds with friends or family.  Cabins are non-refundable but if you are not able to make the event the cabin can be transferred to another registered guest. 

A NOTE ON CABINS When we call this an old-fashioned event we mean it.  We are doing everything in our power to make things as economical as possible for you.  So, to that end please note if you take an 8-bunk cabin, we hope you will fill it with 8 friends as there are only so many cabins available for use.  Also understand we are making them available to you at the camp cost per day, with zero mark up.  Why? Because we want to fill every space and have folks enjoy the camaraderie that made the SCA something we all grew to love!

To register for a cabin please reach out to Elaine Howys of Morningthorpe at

Bunk house sleeps 12 (2 available)$160 per Weekend
Cabin Sleeps 8 (7 available)$120 per Weekend
Half Cabin sleeps 4 (1 available)$80 per Weekend
Directors Quarters Sleeps 8 (1 available)$120 per Weekend

Meal Plan will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner (this is not a rolling/ all day grazing day board) on Saturday only.  Meal Plan will need to be preregistered by September 30, 2024. 

Meal Plan 14 and older $20.00
Age 13 and under:  $10.00

Make Checks Payable to: Barony of Smoking Rocks

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Master Padraig MacEanruig

Baron Fergus Redmead
Baron of Smoking Rocks

Send Reservations to:

Elaine Sears-Dennehy
22 Cummings st.
Attleboro ma 02703

Paypal information will be added.

Other Contact Information:

Arts and Science Coordinator Mistress Nest Verch Tangwistel

Children's Activities Lady Toi Poisson de Mortagne

Artisan's Row and Merchant Coordinator Muinteoir Roibeard mac Neill-

Archery Marshall in Charge Master Peter the Red-