War of the Wings XII: The Warlord's War

The Kingdom Warlords shall select two generals, and The Kingdom shall be divided into its wings : East (White) versus the West (blue). The Warlords will work with the discipline marshals to develop the fighting scenarios and generals will work to develop their armies.

The Generals need to understand that to win the war they must also win some of the A&S war points and work with the Baronage within their wing of the Kingdom to select appropriate A&S champions.

At WoW, the War Lords and Their Majesties would look at both sides and ensure that the sides are even and visitors to the kingdom are allocated to each wing equitably. The goal here is to ensure fun for everyone, and to help train Atlantia to work together as units.

Thanks to His Majesty Cuan, Duke Anton, Duchess Luned, Count Christoph, Countess Adelhait and several others for helping formulate the idea with a goal to having a template for future wars to follow.

Proposed War Points (25 in total):

  • Armored – 5 War Points
  • Rapier – 5 War Points
  • Combat Archery/Siege – 1 War Point
  • Youth Combat – 1 War Point
  • Equestrian – 3 War Points
  • Archery – 2 War Points
  • Youth Archery – 1 War Point
  • Thrown Weapons – 1 War Point
  • Bardic A&S – 1 War Point
  • Heraldic Procession – 1 War Point
  • Heraldic Presence - 1 War Point

Blue (West)

  • Highland Forde
  • Roxbury Mill
  • Black Diamond
  • Isenfir
  • Ponte Alto
  • Stierbach
  • Hawkwood
  • Sacred Stone
  • Notinghill Coil
  • Border Vale Keep

White (East)

  • Bright Hills
  • Dun Carraig
  • Lochmere
  • Spiaggia Levantina
  • Storvik
  • Caer Maer
  • Marinus
  • Tir-Y-Don
  • Ravens Cove
  • Seareach
  • Windmasters’ Hill
  • Hidden Mountain

Due to larger than expected registered numbers, We ask that if you have a folding chair, please bring it with you to activities within the Cultural Village. We want everyone to have comfortable seating while taking advantage of all the WoW Village has to offer.

Anyone interested in being part of the staff and learning how to run various bits of an event, please contact the Staff.

SITE: Elchenburg Castle 2239 Center Road, Boonville, NC 27011. Site opens Wednesday 12pm, closes Sunday 3pm. For more information on site rules and restrictions, click here.

Online MoL Sign-in
Don't get stuck in line! Online sign-in for the MoL is available through October 14th. To sign in now, please click here!

Newcomer Activities at War of the Wings

If you have questions during the event, you can go to one of these two locations or stop one of our wandering assistants and we will be happy to help you. Any person wearing a blue and white ribbon (picture to be provided soon) will be happy to speak with you. If you will need loaner gear at the event or if you have questions about the SCA or newcomer activities at War of the Wings, please feel free to contact Mistress Kisaiya Zingara (Dawn Davis).

Newcomers Tent
The newcomer tent is a place for newcomers to take classes, partake in some hospitality, and learn about the SCA. If you are in need of garb for the event, you may borrow some from our Gold Key, also located at the newcomer’s tent. Please check for additions or schedule changes on the board at the tent as well.

Friday hours: 9:00am to 5:00 pm
9:00-10:00 SCA 101
10:00-11:00 Making a tunic from a queen sheet.
2:00-3:00 Etiquette and Courtesy in the SCA
3:00-4:00 A Field Guide to Rank and Regalia in the SCA

Saturday hours: 9:00-5:00pm
9:00-10:00 SCA 101
10:00-11:00 Martial activities in the SCA
11:00-12:00 Heraldry in the SCA
1:00-2:00 Beginner recorder
2:00-3:00 Guilds, Colleges, and Solars in the SCA

Hospitality Tent: On the field, there will also be a Chatelaine tent where Newcomers may sit and watch the fighting, ask questions, take a class, or just have a drink and a snack.

Tours: Take a tour around the site and learn about the heraldry you see, the activities happening, and the people wandering around you.

SCAvenger hunt: The theme is Battle! Opposing teams will wander the site and complete challenges to see who can win the day!

War of the Wings FAQ

What kind of weather happens at this event?
The weather in NC in October can be changeable. Plan for both cold and hot weather – days can be hot and nights cold. Plan accordingly.

What should I bring?
a) If you are camping, make sure you have talked to your camp land agent about what the camp will have. Some groups have showers and kitchens and some do not. Communicating with the land agent/camp manager will allow you to plan accordingly. The basics are a tent, sleeping bag, cot, lanterns/lights, shower supplies, food, clothing, sunscreen, bug spray, and a chair.
b) If you are day tripping the event, you will need a chair, sunscreen, some food, and clothes.
Make sure you wear good shoes! There will be a lot of walking. A great list of what to bring to events can be found on the Atlantian website.

What do I do when I get to the event?
The first thing you need to do is check in at registration. Often, you will see it labelled troll. At check in, you will need to sign a waiver and pay the event fee. At check in, you will find out where your campsite is and where parking is. They will also have a list of the rules and the flyer for the event. Once you have checked in, if you need clothing, you can check with our Gold Key at newcomers point.

What activities are happening at this event?
There are a couple of activities that you must be a member to participate in, like fighting or horseback riding. However, there are many activities you can take part in, even while brand new. There are many arts and science activities; there are newcomer classes; there is archery and thrown weapons. For younger children, there are kids activities. The flyer will have a basic schedule, but check out the signs at newcomers point and information point for schedule changes.

How do I behave?
The SCA is a group dedicated to recreating the Middle Ages. You will see people with all sorts of different personas at this event. We have a couple of basic rules. One big one is that you try to dress to fit in. Your garb does not need to be perfect, but you need to make an attempt to look medieval. Another big one is that you are courteous. We try to treat everyone with respect. We call people lord or lady. As you wander the event, talk to folks and ask questions. Don’t’ be afraid of talking to folks. Take classes, volunteer to help, ask questions.

What if I run into trouble?
In the SCA, we have an officer called the chatelain. That person is there to help you get involved. If you run into trouble, look for a person wearing a blue and white tassel. They will be a chatelain who is willing to help you.