Bardic Blades VI
August 3 – 6, 2017
Stone Butte Ranch
7110 65th Ave SW
Elgin ND 58533
For the sixth year, the border region between Northshield and Artemisia is the site of a raid.
Northshield heroically drove back the rampaging hordes of Artemisian invaders last year. But, their appetites whetted by the lush lands they saw, they pledged to return to settle the score.
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.**
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 7/20/17 is the only way to pre-reg.
Cabin reservations and pre-reg fees, can be sent to:
Make Checks Out Too: SCA Shire of Dreibrucken
222 West Custer Park
Bismarck, ND 58501
BARDIC BLADES VI SCHEDULE
2PM Troll 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-Late Games (period and modern) at the populace tents, and Elevensies (free will donation)
After Dark Torchlight Tourney (if conditions and combatants permit)
8am-? Archery and Equestrian (Will need additional equestrian Marshal) *Schedule Subject To Revision*
9-11am Family games, armor inspections, pick-ups
9am Fencing Tournament
1pm Armored Tournament Open Mic Bardic till 6PM
1pm-3pm Troll closes
3pm-5pm Golden Apple Competition
After That Prizes awarded for the various competitions
After That More open mic bardic, dancing, frivolities, carousing, shenanigans
12pm Site 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 east 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.
Event Steward: Lord Seamus Mac Brehon (Michael Noone) seamus_Mac_Brehon@yahoo.com (701) 355-4639 (no calls after 8 pm)
Co-Event Stewards: TBA
Meat Cooker Extraordinaire: TBA
Fencing Marshal: TBA
Armored Marshal: TBA
Bardic Coordinator: TBA
Equestrian Coordinator: TBA
Archery Coordinator: TBA
Weather Coordinator: Jet Stream