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Bardic Blades II: Battle of the Badlands

Hosted by: Shire of Dreibrucken

Start Date: 6/28/2013 Thru End Date: 6/30/2013 48
Glendive Noon Lions Camp
Makoshika State Park (see directions)
Glendive MT 59330

Planned Activities: Armored Combat , Archery , Bardic Activities , Classes , Dancing , Rapier Combat
For many years, the hearty people of Northshield have raided the desolate lands of eastern Artemisia, returning home with much treasure and glory.

Last year, the forces of Artemisia barely repulsed the raiding parties of Northshield.

This year, we will try again.

You are cordially invited to come and celebrate this incursion into foreign lands, for much fun and profit will surely result.

Site opens 12:00PM Friday , closes 12:00PM Sunday.

Facilities: A-frame with cots for 23 (first come, first serve), seven cabins with electricity (see Fees for more info) restrooms and showers, A-frame great hallwith fireplace (bring your banners to display), a-frame deck overlookingMakoshika State Park, outside plug-ins, tennis court.  Handicap accessible for the main floor of theA-Frame.  Site is discreetly wet.  Tent camping is allowed in designated areas.



           2PM                   Troll opens at A-Frame

           6PM-Late           Games (period and modern) at the A-Frame, and ElevensiesPo-Boys (free will donation)


           10am-gone       Brunch in the A-Frame (free willdonation)

           9am-11am         Family games (indoor/outdoor), armorInspections, pick-ups

           11am-1pm         Armored and fencing tourneys, open micbardic till 6PM

           1pm-3pm           Pick-ups, games (indoor/outdoor), melee, archery (ifmarshal present) Troll closes

           3pm-5pm           Golden Apple Competition at theTennis Court

           6pm                   Feaston the A-Frame deck (weather permitting, otherwise inside)

           AfterFeast         Court at TRM’s discretion,then bardic competition (populace bean count)

           AfterThat           Prizes awarded for thevarious competitions

           AfterThat           More open mic bardic,dancing, frivolities, carousing


           12pm                 Site closes

Site Fee:              $10/person($40 max/family)
Feast Fee:            $10/person ($40max/family, lap sitters free).  Feast capped at 60 people.
Cabin Fees:           $10/bed/day There are 5 cabins with 3 beds each (2 twins & a queen), 1 cabin with 2 rooms & 7 beds (6 twins & a queen), and 1 cabin with 4 beds (3 twins & a queen). Access to the 23 cots in the A-frame is included in the site fee, but they are first come, first serve, and bring your own bed clothes.

MT State Park fees
$5.00 per vehicle
$3.00 per person
$15.00 camping
*Fees are waived for Montana residents paying the $4.00 fee with their vehicle registration.

Pre-Registrations:  The deadline for pre-registration for feastand cabins is Friday, June 14.  Pleasecontact Seamus mac Brehon for reservations.

Event Stewards:
Dreibrucken-Michael Noone(Seumas mac Brehon)
222 West Custer Park Street,Bismarck, ND 58501
(701) 355-4639

Drachenfeld-Jamie Iwen-(Lady Sophia the Wanderer)
PO Box 143 Glendive MT 59330
(406) 365-7080
Feast Stewards:
Dreibrucken-Eric Kvasager (Olafr Grimolfsson)
426 Yorkshire Lane Bismarck,ND 58504
(701) 426-2895

Drachenfeld-Robert Iwen (Skorpius)
PO Box 143 Glendive MT 59330
(406) 365-7080

Directions: Take your best route to Glendive, MT, then take Exit 215 south on Merrill Ave.  Proceed approximately two miles, and then take a left on E Barry St. Go four blocks, and then take a right on S Taylor Ave.  Travel six blocks, and then take a left on Snyder St, which turns into the Makoshika State Park Road, and takes you into Makoshika State Park.  The event site (Glendive Noon Lions Camp) is approximately five miles into Makoshika State Park (see webbsite for map).  There will be SCA signs with LED lights placed regularly on the road to the site.

Handicap accessibility:
Yes for the ground floor ofthe A-Frame (main hall), which has bathrooms, etc…  No, for the cabins and most Sleepy Hollow facilities.

Site Rules:

1)No fires, except in the designated fireplace

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

3)Park/camp in designated areas

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

5)Pets allowed outdoors only and must be leashed

6)No smoking in any of the campground facilities. Dispose of butts in trash receptacles appropriately.

7)Attendees responsible for paying MT park fees

8)Attendees to bring their own bedding

9)The A-frame will likely have music until late, be advised if you are bringingsmall children

10)Roads in Makoshika State Park are steep, so no large trailers are allowed, butthe roads are no issue for cars.  In theevent of wet weather (unlikely), the roads are impassable.  If wet weather is forecast, notification willbe made to all pre-registrations and on the respective kingdom sites as soon aspossible (and refunds given).

Children's activities: Family games (Viking longship potato sack race, child and adult sized caber toss, combat Golden Apple Competition, and more.

Populace Space/Presence: There will be commons areasin and around the A-Frame.  There will beroom for TRM’s Artemisia and Northshield to set up Their Presence.  Please contact Brehon to arrange rooms.

Merchant Space: Space is very limited.  Please contact the event stewards.

Food other than feast: Free will Friday night and brunch Saturday, until gone.  Otherwise,Glendive has some restaurants.

Feast Menu:


Breads,butters and cheeses

Grilledpork sausage

Grilledparmesan asparagus


Armoredturnips (like scalloped potatoes, but with turnips)

Drunkenchicken (grilled chicken over a beer can)

Grilledcorn on the cob


Meatpie (beef and chicken)



Showers: Two showers at the A-FrameLodge, four showers at Sleepy Hollow.

Pay Phone: None.  There is cell phone service at the eventsite.

Off-Board Seating: Seating available for those not wishing to sit feast.


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