Site Opens 3pm Friday June 12th, closes ?pm Sunday. Troll will be closed from 12 midnight Friday until 8am Saturday then open 8am until 3pm Saturday. Site is dog friendly (if leashed, and accompanied by a responsible adult) and alchololic beverages are permitted.
There is a PDF Site Map available.
|Time||Pavilion||Dining Hall||Battlefield||Youth Point
|3:00 PM||Site Opens|
|9:30 PM||Open Craft time; work on your project!||Torchlight Tourneys (Heavy and Rapier)||Pick up Scavenger hunt clues at Troll anytime!|
|11:00 PM||Brendoken Blades Rapier Party|
to 7 AM
|Troll closed for the night|
|7:30 AM||Breakfast Opens|
|9:00 AM||Breakfast||Hound Coursing|
|10:00 AM||Breakfast closes 10:30||Lists Open for inspections and authorizations||Making Felted balls and games||Range Open, inspections and open practice|
|11:00 AM||Class: English Country Dance||Class: Opus Anglicanum||Heavy inspections and authorizations, Rapier Melee Practice||Castle Window shoot||Kanehane Opens. The Shuvani Jezebels perform at 11:30|
|Noon||Class: Dances for 3 Couples||Heavy Field Battle, Rapier Melee Practice||Lunch break||Clout Shoot||iVerdi Confusi at 12:30|
|1:00 PM||Class: Get out of my Chair!||Class: Unsolved Mysteries||Heavy Bridge Battle (1:30), Rapier Individual Tourney||(1:30) Advancing Man, GETS Shoot||Recorder concert|
|2:00 PM||Class: Fires and Fire Pits||Class: French Hood Workshop||Bridge battle and Rapier Tourney continue||Drumming and Dancing||(2:30)Woods Walk shoot||Open Bardic|
|3:00 PM||Class: Brewing Better Mead||French Hood Workshop continued||Heavy Gates of Rome Battle, Rapier Bear Pit||Champion's Shoot||Harper's Hour (Open to all musicians)|
|4:30 PM||Class: Dancing Prowess||Class: 14th-15th Century Hats||Unbelted Champions Practice||Champion's Shoot continued||Bardic Brawl|
|5:30 PM||Recorder concert||Classes end||Lists close: Children's water battle||Range closed||Kavehane closed|
|6:00 PM||Cleftlands Baronial Court|
|6:30 PM||Royal Court|
|8:30 PM||Family Friendly Fire Circle|
|9:00 PM||Dancing||Brewer's Roundtable||Bardic Circle|
|3:00 PM||Site Closes|
On Saturday morning before the commencement of martial activities, there will
be a demonstration of the noble art of Hound-Coursing by members and handlers
of the Middle Kingdom Huntley Pack.
Location: Main Battlefield
Time: 9:00-10:00AM Saturday, 13 June
Here’s a chance to get to know the Merchants up close and personal!
You will receive a ballot with a question for each Merchant. Visit the Merchant, ask the question and he or she will give you the answer and stamp your ballot. When you have visited all eight, drop your ballot in the basket at the Kavehane. The drawing will be held after Court at the Kavehane
You could win the following fabulous prizes:
This is a cool way to shop and play!!!!!
9:00 - 11:00 am - Inspections, open range , royal roundsNovelty shoots when time allows, or in concurence with other shoots. Times subject to change, see the Archery Marshals in charge, Christopher and Cherise, with questions. Gets Shoot Details
11:00 - 12:15 - Castle window shoot
12:15 - 1:45 - Clout shoot
1:45 - 3:00 pm - Advancing man shoot
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - range closed for GETS shoot / champions shoot
5:00 pm - Range closed.
|8 pm||Open craft time|
|11 am||Opus Anglicanum||English Country Dance|
|Noon||Dances for three couples|
|1 pm||Unsolved Mysteries of the Middle Ages||Get out of my chair!|
|2 pm||French Hood Workshop||Fires and Fire Pits|
|3 pm||French Hood Workshop cont.||Brewing Better Mead|
|4:30 pm||14th-15th Century Hats and Headresses||Dancing Prowess|
Class Descriptions -
Scavenger Hunt- Starting at Troll on Friday night until 1 hour before the fire circle on Saturday. The scavenger hunt will involve youth with their parents locating different people around the camp and obtaining their signatures. Prizes will be given.
Games- Games run by Gwenllian Bengrych ferch Rhys on Saturday morning. 10am-11am
Drumming & Dancing- Saturday afternoon 2-3:30 pm, activity for around an hour and a half. Children will make their own drums and percussion instruments, learn simple drumming rhythms, and basic belly dance moves in preparation for the family friendly fire circle that night.
Water Battle- Squirt gun/water balloon fight between the fighters and the children. To take place after the fighting has ended. Approximately 5 pm Rain option of other activities/crafts.
Family Friendly Fire Circle- 8 pm - 9 pm Hour long family-safe fire circle including drumming, belly dancing, s'mores, ect. Winners of the scavenger hunt will be announced.
There are a variety of Bardic activites planed at NOWM XIII!
The Magic Carpet Kavehane, northern Oaken's finest Celtistani bardic coffee house, will be open throughout much of NOWM and will serve as the focal point of most of the bardic activities. The price of a cup of coffee or a sweet is still a song, a tale, a tune, or a dance. The kavehane is sponsored by the Gorsedd, northern Oaken's household of bards.
Bardic Roundtable "Bardic Arts and A&S competitions" - The moderator will be Lady Kateryn Draper (mka Karen Dollinger), Do you sing or tell stories and are curious about entering competitions? Do you run A&S competitions and want to know how to incorporate the bardic arts? Do you have ideas about improving Division I of the Regional A&S Faire? If so, this class might interest you. There will be a brief presentation about the rules of Middle Kingdom A&S Faires, and then an open discussion about the challenges and rewards of different styles of bardic competions as well as opinions about Regional A&S. , time 1pm Saturday afternoon.
A Challenge! - Bee it know by these presents that I, Llywelyn Glyndwr, declair that Robin McCauley, called Robin the Pyrate and Robin of the Whippe, was bested in open Bardic competition at Saxon Summer by Lady Alienor de Saint Remi, a Feemale, and that therfore this Robbin is a Mere Girlie-Manne, and I challenge him and his Lady Rayne of Tara to meet my Ladie Juliane Bechaumpe and I in competition at the North Oaken Warre Maneuvers, June 13, AS XLIV.
'Struth, so confident are my Lady and mee in our respective Manlinesse and Girlienesse, that we declare this to be a Bardic Brawl, second of that name, and challenge all comers to present themselves in Competition.
Let these bee the Rules governing this Girlie-Manne Competition:
The tyme of this Challenge shall be at Dawning of the Sun. (Noe, noe, that is to earlie. At that Houre will I be responding to my ee-mail.) The Tyme shall be at an hour to bee later named before the commencing of the Courts Various.
The location shall be the Magic Carpet Kavehane, a notorious Inne of ill repute, frequented by Lay-Abowts and Bardes.
Each competitor shall have but a single Teame-mate, neither more nor lesse, be it Spouse, or Other of Significants, or Just Frend.
Each Teamme must register for competition during the Daye of the Maneuvers, at that self-sayme Kavehane.
Each Teamme shall present two bardic Peeces, of not more than five minutes duration each, exemplifyinge the Masculine Vertues and the Vertues Feminine.
These Peeces may be presented one-and-one by individual members of the Teamme, or by both Together, or in other combinations if Such bee possible.
There is no Restriction on the content of the Peeces. Let it bee Song, or Dance, or Taile; Acrobatiques or Jungling or Breathing Fire; or Instrumental Musique, or any other Thinge which is intended for performance before an Audience, so long as they conforme to the Theame set out above.
Your Servant, and a Manlie-manne,
Rapier activities will feature a regional melee practice and several tournaments including a Friday night torchlight tourney at 9:30 pm.
Torchlight Tourney— “But Obi Wan. I can’t see a thing with the Blast Shield down!” This year’s Tourney will be a Round Robin. List opens at 8:30 for warm ups and inspection—tournament at 9:00 pm.
Armored combat activities will feature an unbelted Champion's practice and Friday night torchlight tourney at 9:30 pm.