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Bardic Blades V

Hosted by: Shire of Dreibrucken

Start Date: 8/4/2016 Thru End Date: 8/7/2016 51
Stone Butte Ranch
7110 65th Ave SW
Elgin ND 58533

Planned Activities: Armored Combat , Archery , Arts & Sciences Display , Arts & Sciences Competition , Bardic Activities , Equestrian , Rapier Combat


*Please note that we are at our Elgin site this year.

For the fifth year, the border region between Northshield and Artemisia is the site of a raid.


Despite the best efforts of the western army of Northshield, the warriors of Artemisia were able to fend off last year's invasion. This year, flush with their victory, Artemisia is returning the favor, raiding deep into Northshield's rich western lands.

Come to our event and camp along the beautiful North Cannonball River in ND.

Stone Butte Ranch is a beautiful site along the Cannonball River.


This is a camping event with limited cabins available for rent. The site has toilets, running water and showers.


There is a main hall for indoor activities, and for feast. If the weather is nice, we may feast out under the stars.

Some noteworthy additions to this site, is that it allows and has facilities for equestrian. As of now, we have no equestrian marshals, so if you choose to bring your horses, you are responsible for all of the rules required by North Dakota (weed free hay, etc..).

Also, if you want to bring your camper, the site has ample space for parking campers.

*Dogs are welcome, although they MUST be leashed at all times, and are not allowed in the buildings. We will follow the Master Niklos Rule of dogs on site: They are solely the owner’s responsibility. If you take care of them, and they cause no problems, then everything is good. If they cause problems, you will be asked to take them off site*

**The northern plains in August can see a wide range of weather. Please pack garb and camping gear appropriate to a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions.**

Event Fees

Site Fee: $15/person (<12 Years Old Free)

Camping Fee: $15/tent (family cap of $45/family).

Feast Fee: None. Dreibrucken will be providing the grilled meat and beverages. We only ask that each feast attendee bring a potluck item to share.

Cabin Fee: There are three cabins on site, all have electricity, beds enough for 5 people (floor space for more), mini-kitchens, and heat. Two have running water and sinks. Cabins with running water $100/night. Cabin without running water $75/night. Pre-pay by 7/7/16 is the only way to pre-reg.



2PMTroll opens at the main hall

3PM-?Games at the Main Hall


12PM-?Archery Tourney and Open Shoot on the archery field 

1PM-? Equestrian (Will need additional equestrian Marshal)*Schedule Subject To Revision*

6PM-LateGames (period and modern) at the populace tents, and Elevensies (free will donation)

After Dark. Torchlight Tourney


8am-? Archery and Equestrian (Will need additional equestrian Marshal) *Schedule Subject To Revision*

9am-11amFamily games, armor inspections, pick-ups

9am Fencing Tournament 

1pm Armored Tournament Open Mic Bardic till 6PM

1pm-3pmTroll closes

3pm-5pmGolden Apple Competition


After ThatPrizes awarded for the various competitions

After ThatMore open mic bardic, dancing, frivolities, carousing, shenanigans 


12pmSite closes

Bardic Blades Site Rules


1) Follow county rules for fires.  (If there is a burn ban, etc...)


2) Site is discreetly wet, but this is a family event so use good judgment and discretion.


3) Park/camp in designated areas.


4) This is a rough terrain site.  Exercise due caution, and keep children and pets supervised.


5) Pets allowed,but must be leashed.  Be aware that there will be horses, and exercise due caution. If your dog is a nuisance, as determined by the Event Stewards, you maybe asked to take the animal away from the event.


6) Dispose of cigarette butts in trash receptacles appropriately.  No smoking in any site facilities.


7) If you bring horses, use good judgment regarding safety of your animal and others.  The same goes for interacting with other people’s horses.

Directions To Site Coordinates: 46.324675 x -101.775964
Take your best route to Elgin, ND. Three miles west of Elgin, on ND 21, turn south. Travel 3 miles, then turn east. Travel 1 mile, then turn south again. Travel two miles, then turn west. Travel about one mile, and you have reached your destination.

Co-Event Stewards: Arthur Raymond, Jenn Wahl
Meat Cooker Extraordinaire: Michael Noone
Fencing Marshal: Julien McBain (Paul Vallerand)
Armored Marshal: Tyrell Jackson, MIchael Noone
Bardic Coordinator: Michael Noone
Equestrian Coordinator: Tracy Hsu
Archery Coordinator: Jenn Wahl
Weather Coordinator: Jet Stream

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