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Civil Unrest

Saturday April 27th, 2013
Marysville, California

An opportunity for wealth! Raid your neighbors and defend your property in an SCA armored combat mini-war scenario! (More details below)

Autocrat: Lleucu Bengam

How to Play: Raiding parties comprised of SCA legal (carded) fighters can represent cantons, shires, provinces, households, war units or just general raiding groups. Bring your own team or join a pick-up team on site. Teams of raiders will be charged with defending their holdings and acquiring the property of others. Each team begins the round with a castle, livestock, and innocent bystanders to be defended. During the round fighters must both defend their property and raid other castles for a set amount of time. At the end of the round, the livestock are sold, the hostages ransomed and the income added to the team's treasury. At the end of the day, the most successful raiding party wins.

Meanwhile, back at base, an A&S competition to test the knowledge, skills and creativity of non-combatants will be being fiercely played out. Contestants (teams or individuals) have the opportunity to acquire supplies from the raiding field. As is true of any raid, one cannot be certain what they'll be getting. Could be beads, ribbons, cloth, yarn, wood or any number of other "things". It is the mission of the non-combatants to create?. SOMETHING out of whatever they can gather. The THING can either be a period item or an item made using period techniques. Created items will be voted on and gold awarded for the number of votes received. Awards for the results can be added to the treasury of a raiding party or part of its own A&S team.

Children will also be called upon to assist in acquiring wealth. Vakkerfjell is infested... er... blessed with furry weasels which are traditionally hunted by stomping (to preserve their fabulous furs). Weasel Hunters will earn a gold coin (chocolate) as a vermin bounty for every weasel they can stomp and they can then opt to keep their weasel (they also make great pets!) or sell them for game coinage to add to the treasury of their teams... Skillful adult negotiators may actually manage to acquire one of these furry treasures to adorn themselves or to present as gifts to lucky recipients.


Vakkerfjell will be raising a pavilion for dinner and A&S, but sunshades are encouraged.

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site Opens at 9:00 a.m. Lists open at 10:00 a.m. A&S Plundering at 11:00 a.m., Raids begin at 11:30 a.m. There will be a short "snack & hydrate" raiding break around 2:00 pm for the Weasel Stomp. Raiding will resume until food is served at 4:00pm. Site cl
Site Fee: 
$10 ($15 Non-member, which includes NMS surcharge) - includes dinner.

GPS Systems DO find this site.

Make your best way towards Marysville. On Hwy 70 south of Marysville, take N. Beale Rd Exit.

  • From the South (Northbound Hwy 70) - At the end of the exit ramp, right onto Lindhurst Ave.

  • From the North (Southbound Hwy 70) - Merge onto Lindhurst Ave.

Continue Southbound on Lindhurst Ave, stay in the center lane. Turn left onto N. Beale Rd at large, clearly marked intersection past Wal-Mart Shopping center. Continue east on N. Beale Rd approximately 1.6 miles. Yuba College is located on the right. At the third light turn right into the West Parking lot. Drive straight (south) to the back of the lot. There is a small almost hidden road in the left back (southeast) corner of the lot (see map) which will allow you to drive to the site. This little road is for loading and unloading only. Parking in the west lot is free.


**********************IMPORTANT SITE DETAILS ********************

Yuba College Police Dept. DOES patrol campus and they WILL cite you for parking in a reserved space or non designated parking spaces. There is room to drive to the site and unload, but parking MUST be in the lot. As a college campus, alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Again, the PD does patrol campus regularly. There are no weapons allowed on college campuses and there is a ZERO TOLERANCE policy in effect. Fighter gear is considered "sporting equipment" for purposes of this event, however edged weapons are STRICTLY PROHIBITED. *** NO LIVE STEEL (this includes belt daggers, feast gear daggers, etc)***! There is a kid's play area nearby, but only a few trees on the field.