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The Forty-Eighth Year

White Shield Tournament -- Darkwood

March 15, 2014 (AS XLVIII)

San Benito County Fairgrounds,
Tres Pinos, CA

From The Page (March, 2014):

Lords & Ladies! You are invited to join the Barony of Darkwood at the 2014 White Shield Tournament. White Shield is the only event in the Kingdom where sitting royalty may fight. The event will include:

Marshal Arts: There will be Fighting! Heavy fighters and Rapier fighters will be squaring off for a white shield blank and for Darkwood Champion. The Baron and Baroness also encourage cross field challenges. What does this mean you ask? If you are a Heavy fighter but also are trained in Rapier, we would love to have you bring both sets of gear and challenge a Rapier fighter, and vice versa. We will have the Principality

Archery Shoot and Thrown Weapons: If you ever wanted to become a Marshal in Thrown Weapons, NOW is your chance!!! In lieu of Roses, the Baron and Baroness will have Ribbons of Valor. If you see someone who is the epitome of Chivalry, Honor, Valor...ect you will have the opportunity to present said observed Virtues with a Ribbon of Valor. We will be starting our day of fighting off with a “Bar room brawl”. More info to follow.

Darkwood Needs your $$$: If you are not staying for the feast, have no fear! We will be having a Soup Kitchen to feed the hungry populace, by donation. All proceeds benefit the Baronial Archery Fund. More information re: types of soup to follow. There will be a silent auction, bring your wallets, bid large, bid often! Proceeds to benefit the Baronial Archery Fund. (If you have items to donate, please contact the autocrat)

Site Information: San Benito County Fairgrounds ((address omitted), Tres Pinos CA 95075)

Event Hours: 9am-10pm. Lists & Armor inspection at 10am. Lists close at 11am.

Site Fee: $10 for adults, children 5-17 $5, 5yrs & under free, Family cap of $40. Please be advised there is a $5.00 non-member fee.

The Feast: Shrove Tuesday, throughout Europe. Prepared by Anne FitzRichard Feast tickets $10.00nand going fast!

Autocrat: Margaret Graham (contact info omitted)

Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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