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The Forty-Ninth Year

White Shield Tournament and Feast -- Darkwood

March 7, 2015 (AS XLIX)

Bolado Park,
Tres Pinos, CA

From The Page (February, 2015)

Prepare for the Barony of Darkwood's annual White Shield Tourney and Feast! Join us at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos for a day of tournaments, games and feasting.. For further information and updates, please watch for updates on Facebook (web address omitted) and SCAWest. The feast will be prepared by Juan Santiago. Please contact him at (email address omitted) if you have food issues or questions.

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

Site Opens at 9 am, and closes at 10 pm

Site Fee: $10, family cap $40. Feast tickets $15, please contact the autocrat

Autocrat: Rose de LeMans (contact info omitted)


From The Page (March, 2015)

Prepare for the Barony of Darkwood's annual White Shield Tourney and Feast! Join us at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos for a day of tournaments, games and feasting. The site will open at 9 am, and closes at 10 pm.

The schedule so far:
9 am – Site opens, list table opens, armor inspections start
10:30 am – lists close
11:00 am – armor inspections closes
11:ish – Invocation and tourney

The Marshal-in-Charge will be conducting full equipment inspections at the tourney, including checking bargrill spacing, helm and joint padding, chinstraps, weld joints and rivets. We will be holding the traditional White Shield Silent Auction during the day. Please contact Mistress Sabrina Goldbender (contact info omitted) if you have items to donate, or bring them to her at the event. She already has many items that will be available for bidding, including a spectacular assortment of fabrics.

There will be children’s activities planned throughout the day, capped by a foam weapons melee in the afternoon, and we will also be hosting the Mists’ Archery Championship. Check the event webpage (web address omitted) for updates.

The feast will be prepared by Juan Santiago. Please contact him at (contact info omitted) if you have food issues or questions.

The menu:
Whiteshield Feast Menu
Drinks - Please note: This event is dry. Not "discreetly dry". It is Dry. No alcohol. - Sharbat (drink syrups): Cherry (cherries, sugar, water), Lemon (lemons, sugar, water), Mango (mangos, sugar, water)
First Course - Pickled Turnips (turnips, celery leaves, cloves, beets, vinegar, salt) - Bread (whole wheat and brown rice flour varieties will be available) - Fresh cheeses: Garlic (garlic, milk, salt), Herb (assorted herbs, milk, salt), Lemon (lemon, milk, salt)
Second Course - Mac & cheese (pasta (brown rice pasta will be available), cheddar and parmesan cheeses, butter) - Stuffed eggs (eggs, cilantro, onion juice, white pepper, murri) - Pea soup (peas, vegetable stock, milk, ginger, egg yolk, salt) - Pork and Applesauce (pork, apples, cinnamon, salt, pepper) Third Course - Fish sticks (tilapia, cinnamon, caraway, cumin, coriander, egg, sesame oil) - Grilled Cheese (bread, butter, cheddar cheese, mustard) - Meatballs (beef, pork, eggs, parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, salt) - Salad (salad greens, oil and vinegar)
Dessert - 'Nilla Wafers (flour, vanilla, sugar, butter) - Golden Morsels (bread, rosewater, eggs, sugar, butter, saffron) - Custard tarts (pie crust, milk/cream, egg yolks, sugar, raisins, dates, butter, cinnamon) - Assorted fruit

Site Information: San Benito County Fairgrounds, 9000 Airline Highway, Tres Pinos, CA 95075 Please note: This event is dry. Not “discreetly dry”. It is Dry. No alcohol.

Site Opens: 9 AM

Site Fee: $10, family cap $40. Feast tickets $15, please contact the autocrat

Autocrat: Rose de LeMans (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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