[WES] Turnagain Wake

The Borders of Eskalya and Selviergard have both seen battles, and though the threat to test these borders has been subdued, the memories of those lost in battle have not. With these memories, comes the yearning to honor all those who have graced the war fields, and those who could not share this moment with us.

The Shire of Hrafnafjordr opens an invitation to come revel in the art of war. We wish to fight along side Infantry, Squires and Knights representing all of the Baronies, Shires and Colleges of Oertha, and hope that we can feel the might of those on Crusade, as if they were fighting along side us as well.

May Heralds be ready to witness the honorable deeds of Soldier and Commander alike. May banners fly to reflect the pride of Oertheans and the beauty of the Oerthean highlands. And may we take the field this day to build the skills necessary to keep Their Majesties borders safe. And when called off to war, may we bring home many stories and few wounds.

Battles will work in arrangements of teams with encouraged use of legions and three person units. For more information on unit organization go to- http://www.sca.org.au/bosenberg/resources/ ArtOfWar.pdf

Please take time to look over the Art of War document, and try to find opportunities to work in groups to build unit cohesion. An unofficial Sergeants trial will be held to choose unit command, based on knowledge of the Art of War document and honor points received in warm-ups.

An attempt will be made to keep sides evenly matched, but we will try to fit in some "Belts vs. No-belts" or similar scenarios just for fun. Warm-ups will consist of a shield wall push and an Ermine hunt (this will be like a gopher bopping game).

Event Date: June 21st, 2008.

War Site: Is the Turnagain Pass Rest Area at mile marker 59, adjacent to south bound traffic (skier's side). Coming from Anchorage this is on the left. War site opens at 10:00 am, Armor inspection at 1:00. Tentatively site will close at 7:00. There will be no site fee. No feast will be provided. Attempt to bring enough water for yourself and one other fighter, to make sure we have enough to go around. Site is discreetly wet.

Encampment Site: Is at the Granite Creek Campsite (mile 63) on the left, leaving the War Site. Campsites are $14 a night for the 8 people maximum. Site is discreetly wet. Make reservations at https://www.recreation.gov.

Type "Granite Creek (AK)" into the search block on the left hand side, under the "Park or Facility Name" and type the date (June 21st) into the "Arrival date" block. You will need to create an account to complete your reservation and there is a $9 registration fee. You may have trouble with the address section on the registration page which can be solved by continually tabbing through the name, etc. blocks. Happy hunting, spots are limited, and must be reserved 5 days in advance. Spot 005 is SCA reserved. Overflow parking will be provided at the Johnson Pass Trailhead, so don't worry too much about crowding a few folks into one spot. No vehicles may encroach on the road and two vehicles per camp spot may be enforced.

Contact the Warocrat- Jason Ross at supertrucker2b4u_at_yahoo.com or co-Warocrat- Ross McDermott at whitew01f_at_hotmail.com with any questions or more information, including a map of the War Site. Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr