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Clann Wars A.S. LII

The Shire of Nahrun Kabirun would once again like to invite you to Clann Wars in the cool mountains of Ruidoso, New Mexico!
When Aug 18, 2017 01:00 PM to
Aug 20, 2017 12:00 PM
Where Sam Tobias Campground, 106 Cedar Creek Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Contact Name
Contact Phone 575-993-6409 (no calls after 9PM please)
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Clann Wars A.S. LII
Shire of Nahrun Kabirun
8/18/2017 – 8/20/2017
OPENS: 1:00 PM CLOSES: 12:00PM
Cedar Creek (Sam Tobias Campground)
106 Cedar Creek Drive, Ruidoso, NM  88345

Clann Wars pits two warring clans against each other in battles of bravery, chivalry, and raucous antics.  Clans will be awarded points throughout the weekend for victory in battle, acts of bravery and chivalry, A&S talent, and volunteering. Will your clan prevail?  

Events will include heavy, light, and archery tournaments and battle scenarios; A&S classes & displays, brewing competition, and merchants.  Saturday evening, enjoy a potluck feast, Bardic circles, and unmentionable antics around the campfire (restrictions permitting).  

This event is full of fun and frolicking in the cool, mountain woods of Ruidoso, NM.  Please plan accordingly for mountain weather. The days will be cool/warm and the nights will be cold; rain showers are possible.  Bug spray is advisable.  

If you are interested in teaching an A&S class, please send a course description to

Merchant applications are now being accepted.  This is a small event and a great opportunity for new merchants and experienced alike.  To apply, mail your completed merchant packet to Jennifer Gabel, 5111 Wilt Ave, Las Cruces, NM  88011.  Contact with any questions or special needs.  Merchant applications must be received no later than August 1, 2017



  • 1:00 pm Troll Opens (pavilion 1)
  • 2:00 pm Merchant Meet & Greet (Marketplace)
  • 3:00 pm Merchant & Children’s Activities (Marketplace)
  • 9:00 pm Troll Closes


  • 8:00 am Troll Opens 
  • 9:00 am Fighter Authorization & Armor Inspection; A&S Classes Begin (pavilion 3)
  • 10:00 am Fighting/Archery Begins; Children’s Activities Begin (pavilion 2); Siege Cooking Baskets Issued (pavilion 2)
  • 3:00 pm Brewing Competition Judging (pavilion 3)
  • 4:00 pm Troll Closes; Siege Cooking Judging (pavilion 2)
  • 6:00 pm Evening Court
  • Following Court
    • Pot Luck Feast & Live Auction (pavilion 2)
    • After Dark Shenanigans


  • 9:00 am Closing Court; Announcement of Clann Wars winners 

A&S Competition

Super Six Largesse CompetitionBring 6 of the same largesse items to the A&S Pavilion #3 by 10:00 am Saturday to enter.  Each entrant will be awarded 2 Clann Points.  Winner will be determined by Populous Vote.  Winner will receive 1 item from each of the entries.  The remaining entries will be added to the Largesse Coffers.  Documentation is not required.

A&S Classes

Friday - Marketplace

  • 2:00 pm Merchant Meet & Greet - At the Castle
  • 3:00 pm Merchant 101 - At the Castle

Saturday - A&S Pavilion 3

  • 9:00 am Tassel Making
  • 10:00 am Pocket Weaving
  • 11:00 am Doll Making
  • 12:00 pm Dressing Your Doll
  • 1:00 pm Beginning Embroidery
  • 2:00 pm Block Painting
  • 3:00 pm Scribal Meet & Greet
  • 4:00 pm What is Tea?
  • 5:00 pm Make a Cup of Tea 

Children’s Activities

Friday - Marketplace

  • 3:00 pm Landscape Drawing for Kids (ages 4-16) At Wild Woman’s Wares

Saturday - Pavilion 2

  • 10:00 am—5:00 pm (lunch break at 12:00 pm)
    • Shield Making
    • Games
  • 11:00 am Basic Lettering

Saturday - Marketplace

  • 3:00 pm Mask Making (ages 5-16) At Wild Woman’s Wares


Siege Cooking Competition

In loving memory of Kevin McNelis

Hoping to spoil the campaign and dishearten the souls of the men, our enemy has sent the Spectre of Death into our camp and has struck at the heart of our mighty Shire – claiming our beloved and loyal cook all too soon. 

But the Kingdom of the Outlands will not so easily be defeated!!!  Your team has been tasked with feeding the Nobility on this campaign. Your larder is low but using your creativity and culinary skills, you are up to the challenge!  

Gather your team and join the Siege Cooking Competition.  You will be provided with a basket of food staples that will be used to prepare a meal.  Team sign up is required by August 10.  Competition is limited to 4 teams so sign up early!

Competition basket pick-up will be at 10:00 am Saturday at Pavilion #2.  Judging will commence at 4:00 pm Saturday at Pavilion #2.

Brewing Competition

Bring your best brew and compete with other home-brewers for the honor of Best Brewer!  Judging will be at 3:00 on Saturday at Pavilion #3.  Coolers will be available to keep your brew cold if needed. 

After Dark Shenanigans

New Addition!  Best dressed beard!  Show us your most creative and awesome dressed up beard!

Back by Popular Demand! What’s Under My Kilt!  Cover your regimental bits and replace it with something clever.

A&S Class Descriptions

Merchant Meet & Greet

Stop by the Castle in Merchant Row to meet your fellow merchants and have some refreshments.  This is an informal gathering for merchants to get to know each other, tour merchant row to see what everyone is offering, and share your merchant stories, laughs, and tears with those of us who understand and have been where you are.

Hosted by Jennivere Marjeta, Merchant Steward and owner of Castle Home Designs

Merchant 101

Have you ever thought about being a merchant at an SCA event?  Are you a merchant with experience to share?  This class is for you!

There is so much more to think about than just what to sell and how much to charge.  Come learn the ins, outs, and tricks of the trade.  We will discuss making the decision to merchant, business considerations, sales & pricing, site factors, booth options, displays, etiquette & courtesies, and more!

They say the best way to learn is from your mistakes but why make your own mistakes when you can learn from mine.  Come learn all the things I wish I knew when I started merchanting.  

Class held at the Castle in Merchant Row.  Bring a chair or stool to sit on.

Taught by Jennivere Marjeta, Merchant Steward and owner of Castle Home Designs

Tassel Making

Tassels are as old as weaving and have been used through the ages to adorn tapestries, clothing, accessories, and tents & homes.  The art of trim and braid-making (including tassels), known as Passementerie (paws men tree), required a 5 year apprenticeship.  Don’t wait 5 years to learn how to make tassels.  In one short hour, you will learn how to make 3 basic tassels.

Class size limited to 10 but observers are welcome.  Tassel making jigs will be available for sale for $5.

Taught by Jennivere Marjeta

Pocket Weaving

Taught by Susan Jewell

Doll Making

In this class Lady Catherine Stowe will give you a brief history of dolls, one doll pattern, instructions, a sample doll for you to assemble, sew, stuff, and keep, advice about fabrics to use and trouble-shooting problems with construction.  Please bring needle, thread, and scissors.

Cost $2

Available for purchase: $2 for each bag of fabric appropriate for making your dolls at home (your choice of color)

Class limit: 30 participants

Dressing Your Doll

In this class Lady Catherine Stowe will give you a brief history of dolls, pages of doll clothes patterns to fit your cloth dolls in basic clothing for men and women, 2 shoe patterns, hat pattern, advice about cloak and hoods, how to attach hair/beards.  Discussion and directions for making various style changes to clothes as per chosen time of persona, shoes, hats, cloaks, hoods, jewelry, pouches, belts, snoods, hat forms, appropriate material for tunics, dresses, pants and veils, how to scavenge your old outfits and household items to use for doll items including plastic containers to form into armor.  Please bring needle, thread, scissors, and pen.

Cost $2

Available for purchase: $2 for bag with enough material to make either a women’s basic dress or a man’s tunic and pants.

Class limit: 30 participants

Beginning Embroidery

Block Painting

HE Shayk Tariq Ibn Yusuf Ibn Askari Al Ghassani will show you how to create and use your very own block for block printing.  

Taught by Baron Tariq of Citadel of the Southern Pass

Scribal Meet & Greet

Hosted by Mistress Monika von Zell

What is Tea?

Make a Cup of Tea


Children’s Activities

Landscape Drawing for Kids (ages 4-16)

Keep the children entertained while you set up camp.  Children will be given paper and crayons and basic instruction for creating a landscape drawing.

Class held at Wild Woman’s Wares on Friday

Mask Making (ages 5-16)

Each child will get a plain paper mache mask and will decorate it from their own creativity using paint, feathers, beads, yarn, etc.  They will receive assistance where needed.  Children can take home their mask when everything is dry.  Class will take 1-3 hours; children may take breaks and come back to finish.

Class held at Wild Woman’s Wares in Merchant Row

Shield Making

Children will be provided with paper, colors, and a blank plywood shield with which to make practice shields.  

Basic Lettering

Children will learn the basics of lettering from Mistress Monika von Zell.  Come learn from the best!


Clann Wars LII Merchants

Please visit our merchants in Merchant’s Row.

  • Castle Home Designs: décor and accessories for your castle
  • Nevada Baker LMT: (Idunn Hallsdottir) chair massage
  • Wild Woman’s Wares: cloaks, accessories, jewelry, belly dance items
  • Patrick's Armory: armor and combat accessories
  • Asad's Silk Road Caravan: treasures from the Middle East
  • Purlesque: magical emporium
  • Faerie Feathers: toys, camp furnitures
  • Lucky Stars: garb & accessories


From the North

Take I-25 S toward Las Cruces; take exit 139 toward US 380 E/San Antonio/Carrizozo; slight left onto US 380E; slight right onto NM-37 S (follow signs for Ruidoso/Nogal); turn right onto NM 48 S/Mechem Dr; turn right onto Cedar Creek Drive.  Follow the road into the campground, and look for the SCA signs.

From El Paso and South

Take I-10 E, take exit 22B toward US-54 E/Patriot Frwy/Alamogordo/Ft. Bliss; continue and move onto US-54E; turn right onto US-70E/S White Sands Blvd.; continue on US-70E 48 miles; turn left onto Sudderth Dr., Turn right onto NM-48 N/Mechem Dr., turn left onto Cedar Creek Drive.  Follow the road into the campground, and look for the SCA signs.

From the west

Follow I-10 E to Exit 135 Las Cruces for Picacho Ave. Take a left onto US-70 E/ N Main Street. Continue on US-70 E for 112 miles to Ruidoso. Turn Left on Sudderth Drive. Turn Right onto NM-48 N/Mecham Drive. Turn left onto Cedar Creek Drive.  Follow the road into the campground, and look for the SCA signs.


33.36139, -105.68472  - 33° 21’41” N, 105° 41’5” W (map)

Site Fees

  • Adult Event Registration: $20
  • Adult Member Discount Registration: $15
  • Youth (7-15): $5
  • Youth under 6: free
  • Family Cap: $45
  • Day Trip: $10

Make checks payable to: SCA Inc – Shire of Nahrun Kabirun

Pre-registration is encouraged -  an extra clan point will be awarded for each pre-registered member of your clan!

Pre-registration forms are available here: Clann Wars AS LII Pre-registration Form

Mail your completed pre-registration forms to: Jennifer Gabel, 5111 Wilt Ave, Las Cruces, NM  88011

Contact Info

Event Steward: Jennivere Marjeta (Jennifer Gabel),, 575-993-6409 (no calls after 9pm please)

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