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The days grow shorter, there is a chill in the air and for the Baronies of the Kingdom of Atenveldt this means one thing: WAR! The six Baronies of the Kingdom of Atenveldt cordially invite one and all to the join them on the Field of Friendship and Honor at the 8th annual Baron's War. This year the mighty Baronial armies and their allies shall meet at the Schnepf Farms Festival site in the mundane town of Queen Creek Arizona. This is your perfect opportunity to preview the site of the Estrella War XV.

From the West (Phoenix): I-10 East to I-60 East to the Ellsworth exit; Turn right onto Ellsworth . Ellsworth to Rittenhouse Rd.; Left onto Rittenhouse to Riggs; Take a left on Riggs. Follow SCA signs to site entrance on the left.

From the East (Apache Junction, Globe): I-60 West to Ironwood Exit; Turn left onto Ironwood; Ironwood to Riggs Rd. Right on Riggs and follow SCA signs to site entrance on the right.

From the South (Tucson) I-10 West to the Chandler Blvd exit; Turn right onto Chandler Blvd and go 14 miles to Rittenhouse Rd; Turn right onto Rittenhouse; Rittenhouse to Riggs; Take a left at Riggs and follow SCA signs to site entrance on the left;

From the North (Flagstaff): I-17 South to I-10 East to I-60 East. Follow "Directions from West" instructions above.

Site Info: Schnepf Farms features abundant grassy acres of comfortable camping, potable water, permanent showers, flush toilets, RV Hook-ups and many additional amenities. The site is WET (no glass containers). More information on the site (including pictures) is available via the World Wide Web at: http://www.felitaur.com/consulting/baronswar and a FAQ is available at http://www.estrellawar.com/ The site will open at noon on Friday 11/20, and close at noon on Monday 11/23.

Site Fees: (No Personal Checks Will Be Accepted) 18$ per Adult; $11 per child aged 12-15 ($3 discount with proof of SCA membership). Children under 12 will be admitted at no charge. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Absolutely no one will be admitted to the site without a site token. Site tokens must be on your person at all times. A limited number of RV spaces with full hookups (water, sewer, power) are available at an additional fee. Contact the site autocrat to reserve spaces.

RV Spaces: A limited number R.V. Spaces are available for a fee of $20/day. These spaces include Water, electrical, and sewage hookups and are available on a first come--first served basis. Those interested in reserving a space should contact the Site autocrat.

War Points: War points will be split among Hardsuit, Rapier, and Archery. 3 war points shall be allotted to the hard-suit scenarios, and one each to rapier and archery.

Hardsuit Scenarios:
Battles will began at 10am sharp on Saturday Morning with official scenarios ending by 2:00pm. Pass (redoubt), Broken Field, Castle, and Resurrection battles are planned for inside the Battle Pit on Saturday. On Sunday the fighting will began at 11:00am with open field battles, a town scenario, and a 'raid'. The Raid will consist of all three major elements: Open, field, Bridge, and Castle, in a single scenario. For more information contact: Sir Leo Alejandro the Observer (602) 649-4349

Rapier Scenarios:
For more information contact Dona Selene O'Malley (Stephanie Maynard) (602) 931-8737 email: miladyblade@hotmail.com

For more information contact Lord Georas Martin (George Tackitt) (520) 773-0450 email stackitt@flagstaff.apscc.k12.az.us

A modest merchant fee of $48 ($3 discount with proof of SCA membership) gives you claim to a spacious 15"x30" space that allows you to camp next to your booth. The merchant Area will be located near the stage and about an eric promoting a 'town square'- type atmosphere for the event. Merchant packets are available from Morgan the Celt at the address listed below. Please be aware that pre-registration is highly recommended for those wishing to merchant. A surcharge will be assessed for those who choose to register at the front gate on the weekend of the event.

Special Events: The event facilities for special events, including the eric, are available for scheduling through the Special events autocrat. Anyone wishing to host a tournament, bardic, teach a class, ect... should contact the special events Autocrat, HL Diego for more information. To date, a prize tourney, pas d'armes and Laurel's Prize Tourney have been put on the Special Events calendar. For more information on the Laurel's Prize Tourney, please contact Viscountess Yrsa at the number listed below.

The Barony of Twin Moons will be hosting a Paired great weapon tourney. Teams consisting of two fighters, one with a great weapon and another with their weapon of choice, shall meet in a double elimination tournament. The winning team members shall each receive a stainless camail. Preexisting teams encouraged, singles will be paired as possible at the tourney. For further info contact Lord Alaisdair: Talmoor@aol.com, (602)969-4130.

Volunteers Needed: No event can run successfully without the help of volunteers. m'lady Meghan, the volunteer autocrat, will be visiting as many groups as possible in the coming weeks in order to recruit volunteers for Baron's War VIII. Please volunteer early; and, if that is not possible, please sign up for a shift or two at the front gate. A volunteer raffle will be held on the Sunday evening of the War. m'lady Meghan's contact information is listed below.

Schnepf Farms Work Party: The autocrating staff for Baron's War shall host a work party in October. The expected date is 10/17. Please contact Lord Buri @ (602) 895-5781email: dmoc@primenet.com to verify time and date, and to obtain further information.

Main Autocrats: Baron Dietrich and Baroness Ynez
mka David and Kai Kurnik(in back of regnum)
(602) 857-0734 (no calls after 9 pm)

Site Autocrat: HE Master Uko D'Aosta
mka Alan Shaw
P.O. Box 317
Mesa, AZ 85211-0317

Merchant: Lady Morgan the Celt
mka Terri Kennedy
2998 W. Wilson Dr.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(520) 779-1291 (no calls after 9pm AZ)

Special Events: THL Diego de Marulanda
mka Juan Arbelaez
7419 W Coolidge
Phoenix, AZ 85033
(602) 846-2395

Laurel's Prize Tourney: Viscountess Yrsa
mka Charmaine Fletcher
(602) 917-9943

Volunteer Autocrat: m'lady Meghan Toole
mka Joan Olson
2641 W Butler Dr #10
Phoenix, AZ 85051

Chirurgeon: Lady Josephine
mka Katie Worral
(602) 482-5945

Waterbearer: Lady Arabella
mka Laura Gemmiti
(602) 866-9095