Barons Brouhaha IV is a fun-filled weekend of camping, combat, and celebration. The event is hosted by the Canton of Northgeatham in the Barony of Ramshaven. Site opens Friday at 12pm, July 14, 2017 and runs until Sunday afternoon, July 16. There will be armoured combat, rapier, thrown weapons and archery. The barn will be used for artisan activities and shelter in case of rainy weather. There will be a pot-luck feast on Saturday night. Bardic circles will happen on both nights. Settlers of the Ram will continue again this year. It is a card based game that is easy to participate in and prizes will be drawn on Saturday night.

The site is located on a 5 acre farm that is owned by Penda and Sibylla. Lots of camping space is available around a large barn. The site has plenty of space for activities including large scale melee, thrown weapons and archery. There is potable water available and the barn has electricity if you need it.

Site Location
Google Maps reports the site as being at 973 Concession Road 8, Tiverton, ON N0G 2T0.
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The GPS coordinates are:
44.309678,-81.444268
N44 18'34.84", W81 26'39.36"
You can get close to the property by travelling to Underwood (intersection of Highway 21 and Concession Road 6), then travel north on Highway 21 for 2km and turn right onto Concession 8. The driveway is 2km down the road heading East on the right. Look for a big black barn.
Fees
Adult Event Registration: $20
Adult Member Discount Event Registration $15
16 and under Free
Schedule
Fri
Site Opens at 12pm. Bring your tent and get setup for a weekend of camping. It can be windy at the site (as some campers know first hand!), so make sure you can stake your tent down. Settlers of the Ram begins when you Troll in.
Fri dusk
There will be much merriment, a large campfire, and a Bardic Circle for all that wish to participate.
Sat am
Rise and shine! There isn't a 'tavern', so you will need to bring food for the weekend. Tea and coffee will be available for free in the barn. Classes will be offered throughout the day. Please see the class schedule below.
10:30 am
Authorizations
after rapier tourney
Rapier list field open for melee or pick ups.
noon (after rapier tourney)
After armored tourney
Armored list field open for melee or pick ups.
Thrown Range
Range will be open at Marshals discretion
Archery Range
Range will be open at Marshals discretion
Sat 4:30
Court.
Sat 6
Pot-luck feast in the barn (please include an ingredient list with your dish). We ask everyone to bring a food item to the barn and Josh our Feast Marshal will assist you. We will all start feast at the same time at the discretion of Royalty.
After Feast 8ish
Prizes will be drawn for the Settlers of the Ram game.
Sat Just Before Dusk
Memorial ship burning to remember loved ones.
Sat Dusk
Bardic Circle at the firepit. Bring your chairs and gather around. Be expecting a good sized fire!
Sun
Classes and head for home in the afternoon.
Competitions and Tournaments
Settlers of the Ram
Fri to Sat Dusk
From Friday to Saturday night we will be running a card game called Settlers of the Ram. You start off with 5 cards (ore, ram, wood, wheat & brick), and can collect more by partaking in activities such as thrown weapons, classes etc. If you participate ask the marshal or teacher for a card. Trading cards is also encouraged. Prizes are sorted by category. If you trade in three cards and two are the same, you will get a ballot and can enter it in that category with two cards. If you have three cards of the same kind you can get a ballot in any category. Enter as many times as you like. Between 8 and 8:30 on Saturday we will draw ballots and announce the winners. If you are a teacher or marshal you get two cards of your choice for your service.
There will be lots of prizes! If you would like to donate a prize please contact Penda & Sibylla or just bring it to the event. If you bring your pouch from previous years you will receive two free cards at troll!
Baronial Rapier Champion Selection Tournament
Sat 11 am
Their Excellencies Ramshaven shall select a Baronial Rapier Champion by tournament. The format is by the Rams Peak Tournament. The victor shall be selected by their Excellencies. You do not have to be a resident of Ramshaven to enter, but you do to become Champion.
Baronial Armored Champion Selection Tournament
Sat Noon
Their Excellencies Ramshaven shall select a Baronial Armored Champion by tournament. The format is by the Rams Peak Tournament. The victor shall be selected by their Excellencies. You do not have to be a resident of Ramshaven to enter, but you do to become Champion.
Baronial Thrown Weapons Champion Selection Tournament
Sat 1 to 2pm
Their Excellencies Ramshaven shall select a Baronial Thrown Weapons Champion by tournament. Each entrant will throw a Royal Round. The victor shall be selected by their Excellencies. You do not have to be a resident of Ramshaven to enter, but you do to become Champion.
Baronial Archery Champion Selection Tournament
Sat 2 to 3pm
Their Excellencies Ramshaven shall select a Baronial Archery Champion by tournament. Each entrant will shoot at a variety of targets and scores will be kept. The victor shall be selected by their Excellencies. You do not have to be a resident of Ramshaven to enter, but you do to become Champion.
Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion Selection Tournament
Sat 3 to 4pm
Their Excellencies Ramshaven shall select a Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion by tournament. Please bring an A&S project you have completed (or are working on) for display. You do not have to be a resident of Ramshaven to enter, but you do to become Champion.
Ram's Peak Tournament Format
Sat
Inside the list field, in the middle, is the "mountain peak" which can not be fought across, only around.
  • First round Sword & Shield (heavy) / Single Sword (rapier). Every fighter for themselves- last man standing. Winner does not complete again until fourth round.
  • Second round Weapon of choice. Every fighter for themselves last man standing. Winner does not complete again until fourth round.
  • Third round Paired (random draw) & must stay together during fight. If one dies, both die. Sword & shield (armored) single sword (rapier). Winning pair move on to fourth round.
  • Fourth round the four winners of the previous rounds, fight to determine the winner of the tourney (each start at one equal distance from each other in the field)
The winner shall carry the 'Trophey Cup' for that day/night. It is suggested the populous honour the winners of the tournament by never letting their cup run dry. After the day/night has passed, the cups are to be returned to the barony so that, the names and date of that years winners are inscribed on each cup.
Class Schedule

If you would like to teach a class please email penda.sibylla@gmail.com

Saturday

8:30am
Loom Warping Alienor will teach how to warp up a diamond twill on a warp weighted loom.
11am
Tiny Period Stocking Amy Lee will teach a class on knitting a tiny period stocking. All the materials are prepared. Sign up if you would like to learn how to knit a period stocking inside of two hours.
afternoon
You have the conch The use of the conch shell as a horn goes back to prehistory and today it is still used as a maritime signalling device. Making one is very simple using modern power tools. We will be making use of an angle grinder, drill press and, if necessary, a dremel.
Class limit: Five
Cost: $10 for materials
Instructor: Aleksander
afternoon
How to use a Jewelers Saw Cesare will show folks how to use a jewelers saw.
afternoon
Sewing Basics Laura will teach sewing basics. Bring your patterns, bring your questions! Class will be geared to the level of participants.
evening
Basics of English Country Dance: Or, Walking in Curved Lines Did you know that Ealdormere has an official dance core curriculum? I didn't either! Let's all get more dance-literate. Rather than throwing students into a dance with partial knowledge of steps, I'll take the class through the basic building blocks of the majority of English Country Dances, and show how to recognise some of the musical cues that skilled dancers rely on. If all goes well, we'll run through a bransle, round dance, and dance for pairs at the end!
Teacher: Tristan of Ravenglass
at dusk
Singing in Rounds Alienor will teach singing in rounds.

Sunday

8:30am
Loom Warping Alienor will teach how to warp up a diamond twill on a warp weighted loom.
10am
Beekeeping Penda will take you to see the bee hives and explain how honey is collected. He may open up a hive for those who want to have a look inside.
11am onward
Blacksmithing Try your hand at blacksmithing with Penda. Make an S-hook, knife or whatever you like! Please wear closed toe shoes and non-polyester clothing. Leather gloves are a good idea.

We ask that folks do not dig their own fire pits on site, but rather use the large common fire pit and wood provided. Portable fire pits are fine to bring along.

This is a wet site, so BYOB and have a good time but be responsible.

There are honey bee hives on the property.
Bees are active at this time of year and focused on gathering nectar. They are not aggressive towards humans unless provoked. If you are allergic this is something to consider before attending.

There is a fish pond and it is much deeper than it looks. We will fence off the pond. Please respect the barrier and do not enter.

We ask that you please leave your pets at home.

Autocrat: Penda of Glindemere penda.sibylla@gmail.com 519 368-0691

Northgeatham Seneschal: Wulfwynne of the Blackwoods northgeathamseneschal@gmail.com

Armored MIC: Penda of Glindemere penda.sibylla@gmail.com

Rapier MIC: Cesare Ambrigino di Salvazzi cesaresalvazzi@gmail.com

Archery MIC: Penda of Glindemere penda.sibylla@gmail.com

Thrown MIC: Tristan of Ravenglass