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Whipping Winds - Cancelled

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 12:00 to Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 16:00

NOTICE: This event is subject to being canceled if, at the time the event is to be held, modern civil authorities have issued restrictive orders related to public gatherings pursuant to their COVID-19 mitigation efforts.

Pay heed!! Word comes from the North! The Kingdom of Avacal prepares to once again journey to our northern borders for Whipping Winds. The call goes out to all of Artemisia to muster at Whipping Winds! Come to greet with combat and camaraderie our cousins from Avacal! This years festivities are hosted by the Shire of Windegate and the Barony of Bronzehelm.

Heavy combat, Rapier, Archery, Thrown Weapons, Dancing, Music, Bardic, Arts, Classes, and Shopping! All are to be found in abundant supply amongst the trees along the shore of the Marias River. Before we batten down the hatches for the long nights of winter, the Kingdoms of Artemisia and Avacal shall join together on the fields of battle, then around the campfires beneath the stars. Celebrating our mutual respect and kinship.

Shire of Windegate Championships tournaments will be held and awarded for the Arts, Heavy combat, Rapier, Archery and Thrown Weapons Tournaments. Not a champion in your local group? Come and compete to be ours!

Sir Master Terrell al-Qasab will be hosting his Annual Booty Prize Tournament for Armored Combatants. It will be held Friday evening after the heat subsides, bring your booty to the field!

There will be Armored and Rapier fighting and tournaments, both Friday and Saturday. Combat scenarios Saturday will include the Founders battle, breech battles and other savory stick swinging opportunities! New this year, inspired by Covid 19, the Social Distancing Scenario (6 feet and over). Also, the It’s a Conspiracy Battle (6 feet and under)! As always, the archery course will be open and available for practice around the tournaments.

We will have two and a half days of classes, youth activities, a Baroness’ Tea, Artisans Display and competition for Shire champion. Both Friday and Saturday nights, we will be hosting Haflas, Bardic, and Games for all to enjoy and socialize.
We have many planned classes and will be finalizing the times and locations, watch for updates! Teachers are all volunteers who give up some of their event time to pass their knowledge on to whoever wishes to learn, please thank them for their time! If you would like to teach please contact HL Sabriyya bint Mikael al-Ardabil; email femalehermit@gmail.com.

Site: Williamson Park, 72 Williamson Park Road, Shelby MT 59474. Gate opens Thursday at 12:00 noon, August 13th and closes Sunday at 4:00 pm, August 16th.
The site is south of Shelby, Montana, in a city park on the Marias River. During the late summer, the Marias is a clean, cool, wonderfully slow-moving river that has room for wading & swimming. There can be undercurrents and deeper pools. Parents are asked to keep a mindful eye on their children at all times. There are shade trees, an area for RV’s, a permanent playground for the young, and young at heart! We have brought in several portable hand washing stations and biffies, the site also has a permanent building with 2 handicapped toilets & fresh water. Fire restrictions will be dependent on seasonal USFS restrictions, and will be posted at Gate.

Pets: Absolutely no pets allowed on site. *Service animals with appropriate paperwork and pre-notification of event staff will be permitted.*
Youth curfew: Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian after 10 pm. We ask all adults to refrain from the more adult stories, comments, songs and behavior until after this 10 pm timeframe.
Alcohol: The site is wet. The legal drinking age in the state of Montana is 21 years old. Please do us the courtesy by not violating it.

Registration:
Full Event Thursday - Sunday:
Adult Event Registration ages 18 years and older - $30 USD;
Adult Member Discount Event Registration $25 USD.
Youth are guests of the Shire.
Day trip Registration $15; Member Discount Event Day Trip Registration: $10.
Make checks payable to SCA Inc., Barony of Bronzehelm.
Directions: Take your best route on US Interstate-15 to Shelby, Montana. Take Exit 358, and head toward the Frontage Road. Turn Right {south} for one (1) mile to Williamson Park Road, just before you cross the river. Turn left (east) - This will be a dirt road. Stay to the left and follow the road all the way back until you see the campground. Signs will be posted to guide travelers. If you cross the river, you have gone too far. Shelby is 7 miles north of the site, and has groceries, gas, hotels and other necessities. GPS: 48 25’ 31.90” N, 111 52’ 33.44” W.

Event Staff
Event Steward Mistress: Mirr merat al-Qasab (Adrienne Cotterell)
Phone: 406-470-1458; email: salonmosaic213@gmail.com
Co-Steward: m’Lord Jacob Anderson (Jacob Anderson)
Email: Jakeanderson161@yahoo.com
Classes: HL Sabriyya bint Mikael al-Ardabil (Sonya Crosby)
Phone: 406-899-1864; email: Femalehermit@gmail.com
Marshal: Sir Master Terrell al-Qasab (Terrell Cotterell)
Phone: 406-450-2541; email: dabucha@3rivers.net