Lords & Ladies! You are invited to join the Barony of Darkwood at the 2013 White Shield Tournament. White Shield is the only event in the Kingdom where sitting royalty may fight. The event will include:
Marshal Arts: There will be Fighting! Heavy fighters and Rapier fighters will be squaring off for a white shield blank and for Darkwood Champion. We will have Archery! Arrows will rain down in Darkwood! The first Thrown Weapons demo in the Mists will be held in Darkwood at White Shield!
Arts & Sciences: Artists and Scientists are encouraged to bring objects for adoration, in our Arts and Sciences display. The theme is All things Da Vinci!
Pillaging: There will be a silent auction, where treasures will be available for your perusal and bid \u2013 this means (bidding) War! (Benefitting the Barony of Darkwood)
Youth Activities: The Baronial Youth Champion's Tourney. This is open to Darkwood youth 16 and under.
Bard of the Oak: We'll be holding the Bard of the Oaks competition. More information to come!
The Feast: A meal fit for the King (hint hint hint) prepared by Francisco de Salamanca! A tour of Italy!
Event Schedule: Lists & Armor inspection at 10:00 a.m. Lists close at 11:00 a.m.
Event Start and End Time: 9:00 a.m.
Feast Fee: Tickets are $15 including gate fee for members. Non-members will still have to pay an additional $5 gate fee. Tickets are going Fast!
Autocrat: Aelf of Kingscrossing
From south of Gilroy: Take the best route to US-101 N to CA-156 E toward San Juan Batista/ Hollister. Turn right onto Union Road. Turn right onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25. *Follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.
From the Bay Area: Take US-101 S. Take the CA-25 exit toward Hollister CA-25 merging right going into Hollister. Turn left onto Santa Ana Road. Turn right onto Fairview Road. Turn left onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25 and follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.
From I-5: Take CA-33 exit at Santa Nella towards Gilroy. Turn West onto CA-33. Merge onto CA-152 West toward Gilroy. Turn left onto CA-156/ Pacheco Pass Hwy. Turn left onto Fairview Road. Turn left onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25 and follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.