[ART] Castle Siege The Battle at Rocky Creek

To arms, to arms! The Shire of Silverkeep needs your help! Castelleone has falsely accused us of logging their lands and now their forces march upon our humble shire ! They are massing forces upon our border in the hinterlands and missives to our outposts have gone unanswered!

We plead to all of Artemisia to heed our call. All warriors heavy and light will be paid in coin to defend our keep from being overtaken, 1 coin per soldier and 3 if they are Knights or Dons, in the newly minted bezants to King Sean. Siege Engineers will be paid 4 bezants per engine. Archers will be paid at 2 bezants. This is a reward for our glorious mercenaries fighting for Silverkeeps defense. The site (Rocky Creek Farm) opens at noon Friday.

Friday will be for set up mostly and activities will be listed at the gate. We hope to have some torchlight fighting Friday night, weather permitting. Saturday will be a very full day. We will have classes, gaming tables, as well as lawn games and combat matches. The Jousting tournament and “Equestrian events” will return; our ponies have been in storage all winter and are in desperate need of exercise (and may factor as a war point.) The ”Jousting Champion” will receive a prize of coins. The tournament to name our Rapier Champion will be held, as well as the Heavy challenges and the mock siege battle will begin.

Both Heavy and Light will score war points. Rapier Champion wins our traditional prize and an overall prize of 5 bezants will also be offered in addition. Mi’lord Hunds will be acting as onsite armorer once again for onsite repair. A full list of classes will come in the future; check our shire web page at http://shireofsilverkeep.webs.com/ for a complete list of classes.

Keep rechecking as the schedule may change as it updates. Saturday evening will have our Shire Bardic and prizes will be offered to the winner. There will also be prizes for those who do not break persona during the day!!!

The Rocky Creek Farm site (34297 Frontage Road, Bozeman, Montana 59715) will open at 12:00 p.m. on Friday and closes at noon on Sunday. We are less than 10 minutes from Bozeman for last minute necessities. The site is wet, but please use period containers. Pets are allowed; but please be responsible. Merchants are welcome, we ask for just donation to the auction. Fires are allowed in above-ground pits only. Finally, to raise funds for the Shire, the Sheriff will be on hand to lock up troublesome revelers in the stocks. You can pay him to put your favorite unruly in the stocks, or perhaps you’ll have to bribe the Sheriff to keep you out of the stocks. Site Fees: Adults: $13.00. Children 5-15: $6.00. Children under 5 are guests of the Shire. The Family Cap is $32.00. A $5.00 non-member surcharge will apply. Day fees are $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 5 – 15. Please make checks payable to Shire of Silverkeep, sca inc.

Site Directions: The site is Rocky Creek Farm. Take your best route to Bozeman, Montana and connect with I-90. From the west, take Exit # 313 off I-90 (Bear Canyon Road). Turn left at the stop sign off the exit. Turn left again (this is Frontage Road). Travel 0.8 miles and turn right at Rocky Creek Farm, following signs to the event area. From the East: Exit # 313 off I-90 (Bear Canyon Road). Turn left at the stop sign off the exit. Turn left again (this is Frontage Road). Travel 0.8 miles and turn right at Rocky Creek Farm, following signs to the event area.

Event Steward: Prior Helmut; Email: priorhelmut at yahoo.com Co-Event Steward/Afterhour Steward: HL Rozalija of Silverkeep