Returned from glorious battle, the riders of the Midrealm gather for Mounted War Games to celebrate summer's end. We welcome you to the fourth annual Mounted War Games event in the Shire of Shadowed Stars and a continuation of The Day of the Dragon, an event previously hosted by our friends in the Shire of Dragon's Vale.
Take part in a full selection of Equestrian challenges, armored and rapier combat, archery competitions, dancing, hound coursing, and more. What's more, this year we're most delighted to host Their Royal Majesties Cameron and Amalie, to be honored with a special Multidisciplinary Tournament. If you would like to retain for them, please sign up here.
$15 Attending two or more days
$10 Saturday day trip only
$10 Sunday day trip only
$7.00 Attending two or more days
$6.00 Saturday day trip only
$6.00 Sunday day trip only
Attention! For those bringing children not of their own. There are two forms you will need to bring for each child. Both need to be signed by the child's parent or legal guardian. ONE MUST BE NOTARIZED per Indiana law.
1)This one needs the notarization, and will be kept with the child at all times. 2)This one is the usual Minor Waiver.
PLEASE have both forms filled out and signed/notarized where appropriate for each child you will be bringing that you are not the parent or legal guardian of. This requirement is out of our control and the children affected will not be allowed to attend if they are not completed properly before arrival. Thank you.
A $5 non-member surcharge applies to all in attendance who are not members of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
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$5.00 per person (ages 5 and older)
This includes all individuals over the age of five who will be staying through the night, one or more nights (whether in a tent, vehicle, camper, horse trailer or other sleeping arrangements) on site.
$20 for the weekend per camping unit. (Specific location only- other site circuits will trip if used.)
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FREE Bread and Soup (donations accepted)
Saturday & Sunday
Dinner: $10.00 ($5.00 12 and under)
Cook's choice — FREE!
Full menus and further details coming soon. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available.Back to index.
No uncontrolled fires allowed, but social bonfire gatherings are held each night and inexpensive firewood is available on site.
All tap water onsite is potable. Please stay hydrated.
Shower facilities are available onsite. Please bring your own amenities (e.g., towels, soap, etc.) and do not assume any you come across are free for the taking. Thank you.
The site is wet. Please enjoy your self responsibly.
You are responsible for your trash — if you bring it, please leave with it. If you forgot a trash bag, check with troll (or concessions if troll is closed).
Horse Safety & Etiquette
For safety reasons, non-horse people should stay out of the barn area except to access the restrooms and showers.
Minors require direct supervision around horses and in the barns at all times.
Whenever possible, please WALK in view of horses (sudden movements or flapping objects are scary).
Horses are prey animals. if something scares them, they will run, regardless of who or what may be in the way.
Ears forward = happy or scared horse.
Ears pinned back = angry horse.
Twitching ears = listening horse.
Always ask the owner if you may approach a horse.
Never feed a horse without permission — your fingers may look tasty!
You will experience horse poop. Consider this an extra bit of middle-ages realism.
Other than money collection, all equine registration will be completed at the Equestrian tent. Please have Coggins and Health Certificates (for out-of-state equines) readily available. Please show these to the EqMiC (Lady Gwendolyn) prior to unloading.
SCA Society rules state that all equines crossing state lines must present both a Traveling Health Certificate dated within 30 days by a Veteranarian and a Negative Coggins test dated within one calendar year of the event. Equines residing inside Indiana borders are not required to provide a health certificate or Coggins, but if a Coggins is available, it is greatly appreciated by site owner and EqMiC and will be documented upon arrival. These items may be faxed or emailed () to the EqMiC. All riders will need to show their membership card and authorization card for documentation prior to riding. Members trying to authorize will need both unless they have no other society authorizations.
Bedded Box Stalls
$20 per stall for the weekend. Stalls are available on a limited, first come, first served basis. One animal per stall. First bedding is included. Please pick your own stall. Tools will be available. No need to strip stalls. Additional bedding is $5.00 per wheelbarrow. Payable to troll or EqMiC. A manure dumpster is available for dumping.
*Other equine containment strategies are allowed per SCA rules. No trees are available for picket lines. Portable paddocks are allowed to be constructed inside a permanent paddock on site. The remainder of that paddock will be shared turnout.
Although helmets are not required by the SCA or site owner for adults over 18, ASTM equestrian helmets are always strongly encouraged. ALL minors 17 years old and younger are required to wear a fastened helmet while mounted. If an "unhelmeted" adult's mount becomes unruly, the rider may be asked by any active marshal of the field to dismount or acquire a helmet to continue.
All equines should have a "minimal attempt" at period barding. This can be as simple as a saddle pad cover. This event is equestrian-centered and the staff strongly encourages a "best effort." No fabric or other barding should hang past the knees or hocks of any equine. For safety, any active marshal of the field may ask a rider to remove or modify over-long barding.
If you would like to ride and do not own or have access to a horse, *OR* you have an equine that would be suitable for sharing, please email [email protected] or send a private message on Facebook to Jennifer Mahocker. Include any pertinent details and contact information. Your offer or request will be shared amongst the local equestrian community. Each equine may participate or compete in the same activity with no more than three riders where applicable. See active marshal of the field for each activity. Owners should make the equine's health first priority.
Thrown Weapons activities will begin Saturday, August 30. There will be a variety of thrown weapons activities to participate in, including knives, axes, and more. No experience is required, and some loaner equipment will be provided.
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Hound coursing activities will begin at 6:00PM on Saturday in the indoor arena. Bring a chair and watch the noble hounds chase down their prey.
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There will be an open dance Saturday evening before the social bonfire. All dances will be reviewed beforehand, and even complete beginners are encouraged to attend. Location and exact time to be determined.
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Arts & Sciences
There will be an all-day Arts & Sciences bean count starting on Saturday. More details coming soon.
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Starting at 3:30PM on Saturday, the second annual Mounted War Games Multidisciplinary Tournament will commence. It's a perfect opportunity for the populous to gather and appreciate the the diverse activities available in the SCA, so we request all participants attend the entire tourney.
In honor of our wartime king and queen, Their Royal Majesties Cameron and Amalie, this year's tourney will be a war-point style contest. All participants will be assigned to either His or Her Majesty's team, divided either by home group or at Their Majesty's whim. The tourney will consist of four parts: rapier combat, archery, equestrian, and armored combat. At the end of each round, the participants will present themselves to the Crown, and their majesties will each select two outstanding individuals to favor.
Each archer will loose six arrows at a hit-or-miss target a distance of 20 yards away. Scores will be tallied for each team. A tie will result in neither team winning the point.
Pairs of rapier combatants will take the list before Their Majesties and demonstrate the art of defense to the best of their abilities in a single pass (Cut & Thrust allowed). Doubles will not be refought, and a final tie will result in neither team winning the point.
Teams or armored combatants will compete in a last-man-standing melee (best of three series, if time permits). In the infinitesimally unlikely event that the contest results in a tie, no one will receive the point.
Riders compete in the heads course, with the finalists in two brackets declaring for either team, victor to be determined by a mystery round competition. If the final outcome is a tie, a special tiebreaker round will settle the tournament.
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