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.


2019 – War of Ages ***CANCELLED***


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

September 28-30, 2018

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

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

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!

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



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.


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.


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



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:
  • 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


~ Past Events ~

2019 Ffynnon Gath Yule Revel





1-5 PM




1st Annual Texas Mead Works Medieval Feast Demo


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


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

September 28-30, 2018


War of Ages 7: Big Trouble in Little Ffynnon Gath

September 22 – 24, 2017