One of the brightest of lands in all the Mists is the Barony of Darkwood. Mountains, forests, ocean, the random garlic plantation…
Is it any wonder that folks travel from the far corners of the Kingdom to come visit?
So, come out again to play with Darkwood as they host their Whiteshield Tournament at the beautiful Bolado Park in Tres Pinos, CA.
There will be incredible fighting! Both heavy and rapier lists with prowess and chivalry at its best. At His Majesty's request, we will be doing the heavy list in the style that will be the official format for Crown Tourney just two weeks later. Please see His Majesty's posting on this new format.
The traditional and epic silent auction will take place during the day. Come see what incredible goods are being donated to tempt your purse. Donations for the auction can be brought day of.
In the evening, a grand feast celebrating the cheer and generosity of Darkwood, as well as honoring its current and past Barons and Baronesses, will be crafted by the amazing Seraphina van Eldstrom. Feast tickets can be purchased via the autocrat, Ghislaine d'Auxerre. Please contact her for instructions. And if you have any allergies or questions regarding the feast please contact the autocrat.
I encourage folks to show their Darkwood pride and dress in black and white. Certainly *not* a requirement, but just something fun to do.
Site opens at 9:00 a.m. to the populace.
Lists open at 9:00 a.m. for sign up
Lists close at 11:00 a.m. sharp
Invocation at 11:30 a.m.
Fighting begins at 12:00 p.m.
Feast begins at 6:00 p.m.
Autocrat: Mdm Ghislaine d’Auxerre
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.