Event Reports

Arts, Armor, and Aardvark

April 2019

Mulberry, FL

Saturday April 27th, 2019 our annual Arts, Armor, and Aardvark event was held. It was a fun filled day of learning and projects, a special thank you to Mistress Thyri Bersi (Melissa Karels) and the Barony of Darkwater for coming out and setting up their glass bead station and teaching. Thanks to everyone that came out and made the event a success. Everyone seemed to have a great time and we look forward to having this event again next year and seeing everyone again! Below are some awesome photos from the event. Photos below are courtesy of Honorable Lady Kahlan De La Perch, thank you for the wonderful photographs!

Battle of Uji (Memorial Event for Count Takamatsu, KSCA)

June 2018

The Vanguard School, Lake Wales, FL

Siege of St. Martin's Shrine

Rocking H Ranch, Lakeland, FL

April 21, 2012

This past weekend, the Shrine of the Ruins presented Siege of St. Martin’s Shrine, the only event with a full on structure battle within the Kingdom of Trimaris. The weather held and was reported by the King to be the best of fighting weather, “overcast with cool breezes.”

Count Ari Tyrbrandr and his crew of faithful builders erected the abbey on Friday and 85 souls joined us on Saturday morning. Orias, the Orgre, and his trusty assistant, Pookie Ogresson, gave us delectable delights to feast upon. The grill was manned by Pookie and his assistants, Valan and Stephen, and no one was more happy to hear from Pookie, “Hey, how’s my sausage?”

Many whiled the time away at our classes on consort gifts and event planning and the children enjoyed the playground.

St. Martin upon receiving the news that his sainthood was official released the rains upon the field to refresh it. All made their way to the hall to celebrate the day over food and drink. Lord Orias did not disappoint. The succulent hens and vegetables roasted from the Abbey’s farm were savored by all. Fine friends made for good yarns and the conversation among men and ladies was had much in to the evening. The farwells were bittersweet, but the children longed for their beds and the horses for their barns. The monks chanted their prayers as masses departed.

Thank you to all who attended and most thank yous to the Saint and his family for honoring us with their attendance and thank you to Their Majesties, Trimaris for attending our event as well.

Event Stewards: Herr Daniel von Hessen and THL Franca Donato

Field Steward: Count Ari Tybrandr

Feast Steward: Lord Orias, the Orgre

Reservationist: Lady Amra di Medici

Staff: Lady Moul d’Ceder, Lady Rhiannon Branwen Corcoran, Lord Sebastian von Trier, Lord Corwyn Morgenstern, Valan of the Ruins, Mirabella, Lucius di Mare, Pookie Ogresson, Mikaela Corvinus, Tobias von Kassel, Dig Snnorasson, Ambrose, Will, Jarrod, Stephen

Court Report.

Luca di Mare-----Lion d’Or

Lady Moul d’Ceder------Argent Palm

Lady Rhiannon Branwyn Corcoran-----Argent Palm

Herr Daniel von Hessen---Argent Palm, Gray Beard

Olav von Trier--------Gray Beard

Sebastian von Trier------AOA

Sable Dragon------------AOA

Geneva Academy Demo

February 16, 2012

Bartow, FL

A hearty thank you to all who participated in the demo. The crowd from Geneva

Academy really enjoyed hearing about who we are and what we do.

The King greeted the group and offered his thanks for inviting us to

demonstrate. I gave a brief explanation of the SCA, then we each introduced

ourselves in persona, briefly explained our appearance, and told of our mundane

jobs. A few questions were asked of the participants and then a bear pit

tourney was convened by His Majesty.

The fighters asked for the honor of fighting for the young ladies and each young

lady was presented with a rose. The tourney began. Many shouts of excitement

came from the crowd and one young lady was very zealous in supporting her

combatant. Sir Taka had the loudest consort for sure!

After the tourney, some melees were found and one grand melee was held. After

the melees were over, the fighters mingled with the crowd to answer questions

about armor and fighting.

In gratitude for our attendance, the mothers of the students prepared a feast

for us. We sat and feasted with the students and parents and discussed what we

do in the SCA. As we parted, the students presented us each with a gift and

asked us to return next year.


King Ari, Queen Sibilla, Count Kurn, Sir Takamatsu, THL Franca Donato, Herr

Daniel von Hessen, Lady Rhiannon Branwen Corcoran, Lord Corwyn Morgenstern,

Mikaela Corvinus, Vladislaus Caffenburg, Lucca di Mare, Lucas, Cara, Vickie

Beth, Rhys….. and one wounded squirrel that Count Kurn picked up on the way to

the demo.


Camp Kiwanis

Silver Springs, FL

Greetings all attendees of SW/AS,

Thank you for your attendance, I hope everyone enjoyed the event. You are the reason that we, here in the Shire of the Ruins, host events. We are happy to serve our kingdom. Please indulge me as I thank some wonderful people...

Thank you to...

Lady Amra de Medici who was a wonderful reservationist, and her assistants, Veronica and Lady Rhiannon Branwyn Corcoran. Veronica volunteered on the spot when Amra needed some extra assistance.

Lady Rhiannon (Saucy), who was our assistant in every area and was the corrdinator of the afternoon snack time.

Lady Mould de Ceddar, who was our gatecrat and dishwasher extraordinare,...no one hates dishwashing more than I do and I love that she was so willing to serve. Mould was also the creator of all of the lovely banners that were displayed throughout the site.

Lord Orias (Ogre) and Lord Daniel von Hessen (monkey-esk), our wonderful feast stewards who prepared a feast of the Holy Roman Empire that was delectable, extravagant, and period.

Sable Dragon, who served as our full time scullery maid and store gopher.... Sable never left the kitchen and was absolutely one of the hardest workers at this event.

THL Thalassa Helenis, who grabbed a knife and was kitchen awesome!

Sir Fernando (the star), who was the flavor of the ourdoor lunch served at McNando's Outdoor Grill.

The general site staff who was everywhere, making sure your restrooms were clean, the fires were fed, the hall was organized, and completed the ten thousand tasks that needed to get done, but we forget about....

Sebastian von Trier, Fluffy, Mikaela Corvinus (Useful), Digra Snorrason (Babysitter), Lica di Mare (Lucious), Phalinn (All-purpose), Ghita (Spiffy), Valan of the Ruins (Wonderful), Pookie Ogresson (Stealthy), Stephen, Melissa, Charles, Vulka, Edward Barbour, Fasti, and Abbadon Corvinus.

John le Irish, for feeding the fire.

Lady Isabella, Lady Elena, and Melissa, thank you for stepping into the children's activities.

Shannon and Taz, the awesome constables.

Thank you to HL Petra and Amon for taking care of our stranded travelers.

Thank you to Master Iefan for his tenacious service to Their Majesties that made my job so much easier.

Thank you to Baroness Katherine Angelique for her service to Their Highnesses as the Franca Doppleganger.

Finally, so many others completed tasks because they could, not because they were asked. Thank you for taking care of something we may have missed. We appreciate you.

We had 236 participant, 27 art sci entries, 2 non pariels, and 1 happy event steward. A Crusade began here...we hope to see you at Gulf War, and then at Siege of St. Martin's Shrine to complete the pilgrimage in April.

(No adjectives were harmed during the course of this event.)

Ruins Revel "Cookies and Clothing"

November 22, 2011

New Jersey Ave, Lakeland, FL

Lord Thorfinn, the Shire Marshal held the Champion of the Ruins tourney with eleven combatants participating.... the Crown, Who were in attendance, demanded a challenge from any combatant who would enter the lyst. Some interesting challenges were made. Digra Jokull Snorrson challenged His Majesty to a round of Robamchon. Herr Daniel challenged Her Majesty to a single dagger contest to which Her Majesty was the loser and the winner, stabbing Herr Daniel in the side but being crushed under his incredible weight. Luth challenged His Majesty to single thumb combat.

The combatants were...

Digra Jokull Snorrson

Cherish, the Manhood Slayer

Sir Valbrum

Luca, the Lucious



Fluffy (Cody)

Abaddon (Zach)

Herr Daniel von Hessen


Lord Thorfinn

Our new champion is Herr Daniel von Hessen and 2nd place went to Kurra. Thank you to all who participated.

Many in the Shire provided a table of garb for gifts and winner shared his spoils, a bag of cookies, with the children of the Shire.

Thank you to all for your attendance and we so do hope that future revels will be as pleasurable for all.

In Service,

L Franca Donato

Lyst Mistress

Battle of Ujii

August 6, 2011

Blackwater Ranch

Lakeland, FL

Event Stewards: Sir Takamatsu and Lady Cecelia D'Este

Feast Steward: Lord Gavin Armstrong

Reservationist: Amra de Medici


8:00 AM Armor Inspection and Additional Authorizations

10:00 AM Battle of Uji Lysts

1:00 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Siege of Mii-dera Monastary

3:00 PM Melees around the Bamboo

For the non-fighters:

11:00 AM For the non-fighters: Ided Tea and Origami

2:00 PM Horse Race Accross the Uji River

4:00 PM (or after the fighting) Team Geta Races

2:00 - 3:00 PM Fund-Raiser for the War Chest - Ice Cream!

All Day - Fujiyama Snow Pops for sale!

FEAST: Japanese Kabobs and Wild Rice

Ruins Revel "Muggin' for the Mugs

November 30, 2010

New Jersey Ave, Lakeland, FL

Count Kurn held the Champion of the Ruins tourney with eight combatants participating....

Our new champion is Syr Ari Tyrbrandr....2nd place went to L Tristram the Meek, with Wolf the Faithbringer coming in third. Thank you to all who participated.

Count Kurn set his winner's tent to provide succor to successful fighters and L Corwyn heralded and provided a table and seats for the ladies' gallery.

Thank you to all for your attendance and we so do hope that future revels will be as pleasurable for all.

In Service,

L Franca Donato

Lyst Mistress

Siege of St. Martin's Shrine

October 23, 2010

Scotsmar Farms, Lakeland, FL

Thank you to all who joined us for Siege of St. Martin's Shrine including His Eminence, St. Martin and family. You made our event a success. We had another good day of good fighting, good food, and fine weather.

This event could not have run smoothly without the hard work and committment of

our staff. Thank you to

Gate--Barbara of the Ruins, Zach, Pookie, Steven, Doug, Fang

Reservationist--Heather Walkere

Reservations Help--Sebastian, Blair,and Kim

Parking Fairy--Ghita

T-Shirt sales--Rhiannon

Feastcrat--Olaf von Trier

Kitchen assistants--Orias, Blair, Baroness Katherine Angelique

Lunch Salesmen--Doug

Servers--Ghita, Laura, Taka, Cecelia, Horroken, Steven, Joe, Christin, Franca

Herald--Edward Barbour

Site and Event Runners--Ghita, Joe, Sebastian, Rhiannon, Christin, Steven, Doug

Tokens--Franca, Kim, and Baroness Katherine Angelique

Battlecrat--Ari Tybrandr

Field crew--Cody, Moulde, Amon, Sebastian, Pookie, Zach, Joe, Doug

Marshalls--Lady Sabille (Aelfwyn) and Joe.

Entertainment Coordinator--Kim


And to any others I may have missed, thank you.

A special thanks to the crew who spend a day building the shrine and another day breaking it down after the event.

A special thanks to the Abbot and all of the monks of the One True Pipe. You will always have a home in the Shire of the Ruins. Thank you.

We have enjoyed hosting this event here in the Shire of the Ruins and look

forward to serving the kingdom again.

In Service,

Lady Franca Donato and Lord Daniel von Hesson

Co-Event Stewards

Siege of St. Martin's Shrine

Geneva Academy Demo

April 22, 2010 Thursday

Time TBA Evening

Coordinating this Demo: Syr Ari Tyrbrandr

In attendance at the demo: Count Kurn, Lord Corwyn, Lady Sibilla, Lady Franca, Lady Heather, Barbara, Valan, Edward, Kenta, and Wolfgang.

The small class of graduating eighth graders appreciated the lesson on the knightly code given by Lady Franca and enjoyed the fighting. The ladies thanked our gallant gentlemen for the roses.

Scott Lake Elementary Demo

in Lakeland, Florida

April 16, 2010

2:00 pm

Coordinating this Demo: Count Kurn O'Farrell

In attendance at the demo: Countess Eridani, Sir Takamatsu, Sir Krotaus Floridius, Lord Corwyn, Lady Sibilla, Lady Franca, Hanko, Mungo, Edward, and Thorfinn.

We were well received by a rabble rousing group of 100--5th graders. Thanks Scott Lake for having us to visit.

Scot/Welsh War--Seneschals Report

February 12-14, 2010

Scottsmar Farms, Lakeland, Florida

Weather Report--Partly cloudy with a change of freezing your buns off.


Breakfast--Coffee, cocoa, pastries, donuts


Fieldside fundraiser lunch provided by the Northern Marches of sandwiches raised $200.00 for the war chest.

Supper--Asgardian barbeque of beef ribs, chicken quarters, roasted potatoes, roasted corn, pasta salad, hot tea, lemonade. Beer donated by your event steward.

Battlefield setup and design created by HL Ari Tyrbrandr.

Staff t-shirts provided by your event stewards. Artwork by L Daniel von Hessen.

Thank you to all who joined us for Scot Welsh War. You made our event a success.

We had a day of good fighting, good food, and fine weather at a great new site.

This event could not have run smoothly without the hard work and committment of

our staff. Thank you to:

Site Relations--Candice

Reservationist--Heather Walkere

Gate--Asha Malpuri and Barbara of the Ruins


Kitchen assistants--Meghan, Jesse

Children's Activities--Countess Eridani

Site and Event Runners--Joe, Link, Steven, Doug

Tokens--Valan of the Ruins

Battlecrat--Ari Tybrandr

Field crew--Mungo, Amon, Sebastian

Marshalls--Sir Taka, Sir Kurn, Lady Sabille (Aelfwyn), Gavin

And to any others I may have missed thank you.

A special thanks to Sebastian and Rhiannon who provided setup lunch on Friday

for the entire staff and to Dimitri who provided the afterevent lunch for the

entire staff and the oak for the rib barbeque.

We have enjoyed hosting this event here in the Shire of the Ruins and look

forward to serving the kingdom again.

In Service,

Lady Franca Donato and Lord Daniel von Hesson

Co-Event Stewards

Scot/Welsh War