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War of Ages 2023

We are pleased to announce that War of Ages is on for 2023!

FaceBook Event info will be found here: https://fb.me/e/QUvafMzT

PayPal pre-registation is available here: https://tinyurl.com/2023WOAges


Please come join the Shire of Ffynnon Gath for our annual event!

See you September 29th to October 1st, 2023 for the 100 Years War!


Site information

Schedule

  • Schedule:
  • Friday:
    • 5PM Site opens
    • 7PM-10PM Gate open
  • Saturday:
    • 8AM-Noon Gate open
    • 9AM Armor inspection
    • 9AM-11AM A&S set up begins
    • 9:30AM Morning Royal Court w/TRM Gabriel & Sonja
    • 10AM Fighting begins – Heavy, Rapier and Youth activities will be alternating throughout the day!
    • 10AM Vigils open (Nosh and snacks available to everyone! at the vigil tables under the big pavilion)
    • 10AM-Noon Thrown Weapons Tourney
    • 10AM-11AM Children’s Activity: Paper Making
    • 10AM-11AM Class: Adult Papermaking
    • 10AM-Noon Class: Beginning Bobbin Lace
    • 11AM-Noon Children’s Activity: Cup covers w/fabric stamps
    • 11AM-Noon Class: Basic Knitting
    • 11AM A&S Viewing begins
    • 11AM Silent Auction bidding opens
    • 11AM-1PM Lunch dishes brought out at the vigil tables – open for everyone!
    • Noon Children signed out of Youth Activities for lunch break
    • 1PM-4PM Archery Tourney
    • 1PM-2PM Class: Making a Wagon
    • 1PM-2PM+ Scribal Hour
    • 1PM-2PM Class: Kitchener/Feast Cooking
    • 2PM-4PM Class: Pattern to Garb
    • 2PM-4PM Class: Sling bags and Slings for Thrown Weapons
    • 2PM-4PM Class: Byzantine and Roman Jewelry
    • 2PM-3PM  Children’s Activity: Stuffed plague rat assembly
    • 3PM-4PM Children’s Activity: Wax stamp creation
    • 3PM Silent Auction bidding ends
    • 4PM Fighting and Archery end
    • 4PM A&S showcase closes – take down displays
    • 3:30PM Vigils end
    • 5PM Feast in main pavilion
    • 6:30PM Evening Royal Court under main pavilion
    • AfterDark Torchlight Squire’s by Knight Tourney (unbelted fighters sponsored by any peer, rose, lions)
    • AfterDark Bardic Showcase at the Torchlight Squire’s by Knight Tourney area
  • Sunday
    • 10AM cleanup begins
    • Noon site closes (all remaining are assisting with cleanup!)

Feasting

Martial Activities

Squire’s by Knight Tourney

Youth Activities

Arts and Sciences Activities/Classes

Other Activities & Games

THL Ilaria Memorial Fabric Auction

Vigils

Event Staff

  • Important info
    • Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.
    • Please make checks payable to: SCA Inc./Shire of Ffynnon Gath
    • We can only accept cash or checks at the door

Laurel’s Prize Tourney 2023

The Shire of Ffynnon Gath invites one and all to join us as we host
Laurel’s Prize Tourney
Saturday, February 11th, 2023

Bexar Bowling Society
15681 Bexar Bowling
Marion, Texas  78124-6602

Come see the great works that the artists of Ansteorra have been up to during these past long months. Artisans are encouraged to bring their latest works and not be concerned about space. Each artisan will have at least half of an 8′ table for their use and as much floor space as desired. Please let us know if you need more table space or if you wish to bring your own table or other specific needs such as walls or electricity. We are pleased to note that brewing entries are very welcome, though the site is otherwise dry.

Schedule

  • ** We split artisans into 4 “cycles” so we can have them take one session off to walk around **
  • 8am – site & gate opens – artisan setup
  • 9:30am – opening court/announcements
    • Note, we will not be rearranging hall as this is intended to just be welcome & announcements
  • 9:45am – (just after court) – brief meeting of laurels to make last minute assignments
  • 10am – MoC activities start – 1st activity: “Parchment” making
  • 10:30am – 11:30am – first session (Cycle 1 off, 2, 3 & 4 on)
  • 11am – MoC activity: “Leather” making
  • 11:30am – luncheon opens
  • Noon – MoC activities – break for lunch
  • 12:30-1:30pm – second session (Cycle 2 off, 1, 3 & 4 on)
  • 1pm – gate closes
  • 1:30pm – luncheon closes
  • 2pm – MoC activity: Weave a coaster
  • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – third session (Cycle 3 off, 1, 2 & 4 on)
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm – fourth session (Cycle 4 off, 1, 2 & 3 on)
  • 3pm – MoC activity: Assemble journals (using morning creations)
  • 4pm –
    • laurel circle
    • artisans requested to start breaking down displays
    • reset hall for court
    • MoC activities end
  • 5:30pm court (Maybe earlier if possible)
  • 6:30-7pm cleanup begins
  • 8pm site closes

Additional info may be on the Ffynnon Gath LPT2023 Facebook event: https://fb.me/e/2MtYZpmvl

Artisan Registration: https://forms.gle/GjAoar5mZr51vBXX7

(note, this is NOT the link for those who wish to pre-register for gate and pay via Paypal, that link is below!)

This event is open to Artisans of ALL LEVELS! Laurel’s Prize Tourney (LPT) is Not for Laurel Display, Not a Tourney, and there isn’t a Winning Prize! It’s a day of A&S Geekery – Artisans set up and sit with a “Body of Work” display, and Laurels (and the populace) come around to look at the awesomeness and talk to the artisan about shared interests.

We are happy to be able to have BREWING entries at this venue! (site is otherwise dry) So come share your potables (in moderation) with Brewing Laurels.

In addition, we will have all of the Gulf Wars Artisan Champion entries on display at LPT.

In addition, we are trying something new this year: Laurels who are willing to dive deep into your documentation and assist you by providing extensive feedback on your documentation. This deep review is entirely optional, and you must opt-in for this type of feedback. This offer is for ONE project per artisan. Documentation must be submitted by February 1, 2023 in order to receive this type of feedback.

Artisan Pre-registration will close on February 4, 2023. If you think you want to display, PLEASE sign up! We want to have enough table-space for everyone, and pre-registration helps the Laurels know who is displaying so we can be sure and talk everyone.

For more information, please contact Czina Angielczyka, Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences at kingdom @ moas.ansteorra.org

Event Info:

The Shire of Ffynnon Gath is pleased to offer all attendees a wonderful lunch sideboard included with your event registration.

Event Registration Information:
Adult Event Registration $20

Adult Member Discount Event Registration $15

All children 17 and under Free
Family Max will be three adult registrations
At this time, we will only be able to accept cash and checks at the door. Make checks payable to SCA Inc. Shire of Ffynnon Gath.

PayPal pre-registration: https://tinyurl.com/2023LPT

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21-year or older adult with a signed, notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.

Site opens at 8am and closes at 7:30pm

Directions to site: Marion, TX is located on the East side of San Antonio. Make your best route to I10 exit 593, proceed South 1.5 miles on FM2358, take a left onto Bexar Bowling. Site will be 0.4 miles on the left.

Event Steward: Meistari Haraldr Bassi (Dave Calafrancesco)
845-853-9251 lpt2023@haraldr.drakkar.org

War of Ages 2022
Battle for the Highlands

More details will be coming as we continue planning the event

  • Site: Nolte Island Recreation Area – 2220 FM 466 Seguin, TX 78155
  • Date: September 30th to October 2nd, 2022
  • Time: Site will open Friday at 5pm and close noon on Sunday
  • Fees:
    • Adult non-members – $30
    • member adults – $25
    • children under 18 – Free!
  • Food: All attendees are welcome to enjoy lunch and dinner presented by the Shire
    • See below for full menus!
  • Camping will be available from Friday through Sunday
  • Activities: Our usual range of martial and other activities will be available….
    • See below for a full schedule of all activities!
    • Martial
      • Heavy combat scenarios are being arranged
      • Archery tourney
      • Youth combat
      • Thrown Weapons tourney
    • Arts and Sciences
      • A&S Tourney – Theme England or Scotland circa 1400
      • A&S Classes are scheduled
    • Youth activities – are scheduled
    • Merchants are welcome – more info coming soon
    • Feasting
      • As usual, the Shire will be providing a lunch and dinner for all attendees
        • See menus for feast and luncheon below
    • We have bardic activities
    • Watch this space for more activities!
      • See below for full schedule of all activities!
  •  PayPal pre-registration
  • Event Steward: Mistress Oksana Goncharova, email: woa2022@susan.drakkar.org
  • Fine print:
    • Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.
    • Please make checks payable to: SCA Inc./Shire of Ffynnon Gath
    • We can only accept cash or checks at the door

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Schedule:

Friday:

5PM Site opens
7PM-10PM Gate open

Saturday:

8AM-Noon Gate open
8AM-10AM Hospitality tent open with light snacks and coffee/hot tea.
9AM Armor inspection
9AM-11AM A&S set up begins
10AM Fighting begins
10AM-Noon Thrown Weapons Tourney
10AM Children’s Activities: Make Medallions
10 AM-Noon Class:  Making Thread Covered Buttons
11AM A&S Judging begins
11AM Children’s Activities: Paint a Shield/Make a Mask
Noon-1PM Luncheon with a Scottish theme
1PM-4PM Archery Tourney
1PM-2PM Class: Subtleties: Food as Art
1PM Youth fighting begins
2PM-3PM Class: How to Make a Mug Cover
2PM-3PM Class: How to Organize a Feast (in the kitchen)
2PM Children’s Activities: Make a Paper Puppet
3PM Children’s Activities: Jousting!
3:45PM-4:30PM Class: An Early Medieval Handcart
4PM Fighting and Archery end
4PM A&S take down
4PM Bardic competition
5PM Feast with an English theme
6:30PM Evening court

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We will be providing a Scottish themed luncheon prepared by Mistress Suzanne Gabrielle Marie Beraud – Menu information:

* Fresh vegetables and fruit

* Cheeses and bread

* Scotch eggs ( a limited number of gluten-free and Keto-friendly will be available upon request)

* Spinach, mushroom, and cheddar pasties ( hand pies)

* Beef, vegetable and cheese pasties ( beef and vegetable available for lactose free folks)

* Shortbread cookies

* Scottish Butter Tablet (a milk and butter based “fudge” dessert)

We will be providing plates for lunch so that you can keep your feast gear clean for dinner. 🙂

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We will be providing a War of Ages Feast with an English Theme prepared by HL Tuathal  O’Sheill – Menu information:

SalatSPINACH AND HERB SALAD, SHALLOTS, AND GREEN ONIONS WITH CITRUS VINAIGRETTE
Vyne Grace
ROAST, HERBED PORK, DICED, AND FRIED IN RED WINE AND SPICES SERVED WITH SHAVED MARINATED FENNEL ATOP TOASTED BREAD
Pottage of Greens and Bacon
CABBAGE, BACON, LEEKS, CREAM, AND FRESH HERBS IN BROTH
Hennys in Gauncelye with Roast Vegetables
HERBED ROAST CHICKEN BASTED WITH CREAM AND SMOTHERED IN A SAUCE OF GARLIC AND SAFFRON SERVED WITH ROAST VEGETABLES
DoucetesCUSTARD TARTS FLAVORED WITH HONEY AND SAFFRON TOPPED WITH BERRIES

Sources for the above feast dishes can be found in:
– Salad and Vyne Grace from Forme of Cury (1390)
– Potage extrapolated from various potage recipes from Forme of Cury (1390) and Harleian MS. 279 (1430)
– Hennys in Gauncelye and Doucetes from Harleian MS. 279 (1430)
– Modifications may be made for seasonally available herbs and produce

PLEASE NOTE!

By order of the realm: All shire in-person events are currently on indefinite hold due to COVID-19.

War of Ages 2020 has been canceled. The event will hopefully resume in 2021.

Please watch the Ffynnon Gath Facebook Group page for more news on virtual events and updates.

PAST WOA EVENTS

2019 – War of Ages ***CANCELLED***

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War of Ages 2018: Wrath of the Khan, Fall of the Golden Horde

WHEN:
September 28-30, 2018

WHERE:
Nolte Island Recreation Center
2220 FM 466, Seguin, TX 78155

Site opens 7pm on Friday and closes at noon on Sunday

DIRECTIONS:
Navigate to the Nolte Island Recreation Center. Once you are one 466, you have one more turn until you are at the Rec Center. Your GPS might try to have you turn down the wrong road, so pay attention when it’s time to turn off of 466. There are two roads that are very close together – please make sure to turn onto GBRA ACCESS ROAD and not Buerger Lane. Gbra Access Road takes you to the event and Buerger Lane takes you to a stranger’s front yard. Good luck!

SITE REGISTRATION:
Adult non-members: $25
Adult Members: $20
Children (6-17 yo): $10
Children 5 & under: free

Feast will be included with site fee.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents. Please make checks payable to: SCA Inc./Shire of Ffynnon Gath

Event Stewards: Agnes Olympe Fort DeNice & Rurik Gunnvaldsson.

For more information, pillage our Facebook Event Page!

Hosted by the Shire of Ffynnon Gath

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TO BATTLE!

War of Ages Heavy Fighting Scenarios

    In 1476, the Grand Prince Ivan III of Russia, prompted by his wife the Grand Princess Sophia, ended the tributary relationship to the Mongol Horde established over 200 years prior. This resulted in Mongol retaliation by the Khan Ahkmed, ending in a series of skirmishes in 1480. The Chivalric melees will be Rus versus Mongol, with two tournaments to determine the commanders of each army.

Armor inspection to begin at 9 am. Sign-in with the lyst mistress will happen concurrently.  Tournaments to start immediately following morning court.

The Rus Commander

To be determined by a bear pit style tournament lasting 45 minutes on two fields. There will be a five-streak cap. At then end of the bear pit, the victor will be announced as the commander of the Russian forces under Grand Prince Ivan III.

The Mongol Commander

To be determined by a snowball-style tournament. The victor of each match will add the defeated opponent(s) to his growing army so that each round will double the number of combatants per side until a single leader emerges victorious. At the end of the tournament, that leader will be announced as the commander of the Mongol Horde under Ahkmed Khan.

Melees!

A series of limited engagement melees will be fought, with the two commanders leading each side. All fighters will be divided between the two sides by the Marshals as equally as possible. The commanders will be given a few minutes to determine their tactics prior to lay-on being called.  Melee scenario details will be released at the event.

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Arts & Sciences

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Let those of a competitive nature ready their best Arts and Sciences entries for:

War of Ages 2018: Wrath of the Khan, Fall of the Horde! (1370-1430)

We will be accepting entries in Brewing and regular A&S

                                           …these are seperate.

Brewing competition is for both Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic beverages.

Documentation may be presented orally to a judge, or may be written, or both if you prefer!

Bardic pieces should be limited to 10 minutes, if possible.

Want to Judge? Want to recommend a judge?

This will include both aspects of this competition.

Please Contact Meredith Matteck, A&S Event Coordinator

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Event Schedule: Saturday, September  29, 2018

Please come join the Shire of Ffynnon Gath for our annual event!

See you September 30th to October 2nd, 2022 for the ‘Battle for the Highlands’!


War of Ages 2022
Battle for the Highlands

More details will be coming as we continue planning the event

  • Site: Nolte Island Recreation Area – 2220 FM 466 Seguin, TX 78155
  • Date: September 30th to October 2nd, 2022
  • Time: Site will open Friday at 5pm and close noon on Sunday
  • Fees:
    • Adult non-members – $30
    • member adults – $25
    • children under 18 – Free!
  • Food: All attendees are welcome to enjoy lunch and dinner presented by the Shire
  • Camping will be available from Friday through Sunday
  • Activities: Our usual range of martial and other activities will be available….
    • Martial
      • Heavy combat scenarios are being arranged
      • We are looking into having Rapier scenarios
      • Archery shoots are being arranged
      • Youth combat is being looked into
      • We are looking into Thrown Weapons scenarios
    • Arts and Sciences
      • A&S Tourney – Theme England or Scotland circa 1400
      • A&S Classes are being solicited
    • Youth activities – We are hopeful that we will have other youth activities available
    • Merchants are welcome – more info coming soon
    • Feasting
      • As usual, the Shire will be providing a lunch and dinner for all attendees
        • More info will be coming soon.
    • We hope to have organized bardic activities
    • Watch this space for more activities!
  • We plan to have PayPal pre-registration open shortly
  • Event Steward: Mistress Oksana Goncharova, email: woa2022@susan.drakkar.org
  • Fine print:
    • Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. They may also attend with a 21 year or older adult with a signed and notarized Minor Event Waiver Form from the parents.
    • Please make checks payable to: SCA Inc./Shire of Ffynnon Gath
    • We can only accept cash or checks at the door

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~ Past Events ~

2019 Ffynnon Gath Yule Revel

SATURDAY DECEMBER 21st, 2019

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SEGUIN MINI-CON DEMO

SATURDAY AUGUST 3RD, 2019

1-5 PM

LOCATION/GOOGLE MAP: SEGUIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

SEGUIN, TX

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1st Annual Texas Mead Works Medieval Feast Demo

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Location: St Hedwig, American Legion Hall Post 539 
14410 FM 1346, Saint Hedwig, Texas 78152

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War of Ages: Wrath of the Khan, Fall of the Horde

September 28-30, 2018

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War of Ages 7: Big Trouble in Little Ffynnon Gath

September 22 – 24, 2017