Guilds
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Location: Front Gate
Brotherhood of the Bottle
Brotherhood of the Bottle is a renaissance guild that depicts a tavern during the Elizabethan
era. We specialize in interaction with the public to entertain and educate.  We love nothing better than to put a smile on the face of everyone passing by! We just might pull you into a game or perhaps our resident fallen friar will marry you off to a lovely wench or charming rogue…  you might even learn something in the process.  We serve people from all stations and sometimes exotic lands.  Perhaps you might even catch the queen making a visit to quench her thirst on a hot day, it’s been known to happen.

Fun Activities to Participate In:

  • Games – giant jenga, knotty game, pass the orange, peasant bowling, etc.
  • Interaction with patrons to entertain and educate
  • Feasting and generally exhibiting life in a tavern of the period
  • Singing badly


Location: English Village

Amblefolke Street Actors Educational Guild: 
As a guild, Amblefolke are in historic transition from peasant to middle class, changing with the times in Elizabethan England.

As a guild, we bring to your faire meet and greet, prove with patrons at the gate. We provide a “turnkey” treasure hunt for children (of any age) which encourages patrons to visit the entire faire site and occupies the younger family members.

We provide peace tying of bladed weapons at the gate, helpful information service to patrons and generally set the tone for incoming guests by “chatting them up”, speaking a (theatrical version of) the Queen’s English and welcoming them to renaissance times.

Activities to Participate In:
What we do is a "Treasure Hunt".  We provide maps, set up flags and stamps to mark with maps with at various guilds and vendors so that to find all flags, patrons will have seen the entire faire sight.  This provides something for the children to do while going about faire with their families. Each map brought back to us allows the child (of whatever age) to choose one prize from the treasure chest in our camp.  We buy prizes at wholesale and try to ensure that the retail price of the items exceeds the requested donations for the maps.  We request $3 for the first, $2 for each additional map within a group and frequent make "deals" to ensure that large families aren't excluded due to cost.


Blackshire Company of the Sword

Blackshire’s Company of the Sword portrays Stoddard’s Company of Foote, an English militia company of the 16th Century that actually existed. As a London based company Stoddard’s would be made up of merchants and tradesmen, mostly apprentices and journeymen, who would train monthly and could be called upon to serve in the case of war. The original Company was stationed at the Tower of London for a period of time and for this reason was sometimes referred to as a Tower Band

Activities to Participate In:

  • The group’s representatives demonstrate the use of pikes both offensively and defensively against cavalry and infantry.
  • The use of swords, halberds and other weapons of the era are also demonstrated to the audience.
  • The general makeup and history of militia companies are also discussed versus professional armies.
  • Blackshire’s participate in progress for the Queen and any Battle pagent that may be organized.
  • Captain, Frank Licata, participates in the organization of the Battle Pagent and runs the English side.

Saint Augustine

The Guild of Saint Augustine continues to be an English Nobility Guild demonstrating the lives of courtiers in Her Majesties (Queen Elizabeth) Court. We demonstrate the clothing of the nobility along with some activities that they would have engaged in such as feasting, dancing, sword play. We believe in interacting with the audience so we invite them to speak and play with us.

Fun Activities to Participate In:

  • Feasting
  • Dancing
  • Sword Play
  • Crowd interaction through play


Steel Bonnets

We portray a group of Borders from the Anglo/Scottish Borders currently in service to the English Crown to augment her militia. We will usually be accompanied by others also employed by her Majesty. In our camp you can learn the history of ourselves and the time we are in. This will also involve the weapons, armor and equipment. You can experience the tools of the trade first hand by handling and trying on the various pieces on display.

Also appearing at the English Village::
Kriegshunde Fahnline
Saint Ives

Location: Barbarian Bourg

The Wilds
The Wild come from many places. Our backgrounds range from poor exiled farmers to exiled royalty. Some fight for wealth, others for glory, and a few simply love the fury of battle. Often times we are asked “what are you?” Well, the short answer has always been, “we are the wild” But we are more. We are a collection of lost souls. We follow one rule, the Dark Queen of Takhisis word. We are neither good, no are we evil. We fight with passion and rage, but follow her word without hesitation. We have been on both sides of the battle field and have shown both sides we are worth the coin they pay. We are mercenaries, gathered by the four winds, and grouped together to form a power unmatched by any. Stand in our way and you shall be cut down.


Dogs of War
Since the oceans drank Atlantis the civilized folk have feared us. Kings and emperors wonder when we will come from our wild places to knock on their gates. With longbow and quarter horse we conquer. With handaxe and longship we pillage. With flashing sword and bearskin cloak we brought the world’s greatest empires to their knees. We are Warriors. We are Savages. We are Barbarians. We are… The Dogs of War, a Barbarian historical reenactment group from Las Vegas – home of the Age of Chivalry Renaissance Faire. Our savage mercenary includes barbarians throughout history – Mongols, Huns, Vikings, Celts and Goths. Our handmade leather costumes, authentic weapons and armor, and authentic barbarian war camp give faire patrons a unique ‘barbaric’ renaissance fair experience. Combining real history, brash humor and the free spirit in each of us, the Dogs of War invite any man, woman or child who passes our gates to unleash their inner barbarian. Come with the Dogs of War and know what it is to Live Free and Die Well – because there’s a fierce and wild barbarian in us all!

Fun Activities to Participate In:

  • Storytelling
  • Weapon education

Black TalonBlack Talon
The Black Talon Mercenary Company was started in 1991 with the two goals in mind.  The first is to becoming the best fighting group in the SCA. The second was to educate everyone about the medieval era and get them engaged in our hobby.  We are a not for profit group that has grown to over 100 members internationally.  Black Talon has become one of the most respected fighting units on any field in the SCA world.  Black Talon can be found at many large events from Pennsic to Estrella Wars.  We host the Blood of Heroes tournament at the Las Vegas Renaissance Faire. Our fighters are known for their ferocity and tenacity on the field.  Black Talon is very active with Boy Scouts of America events all over the US.  We do crossovers and day camps.  We have yearly demonstrations at schools, fairs, businesses as well as private groups.  Our group stays busy with our educational demos and enjoys the interaction when educating children and adults alike.  

Here at the Las Vegas Renaissance Faire, we set up a fighting area, called an “erich”, in which children of all ages, BIG & little, can “Fight A Knight”. We try to teach team tactics, working together, and how to play responsibly. This also gives us a chance to recruit future fighters, if any are interested. At night, we will have a fire troupe, Flameology, performing in our erich at 8.00pm both Friday & Saturday nights. Come early for a good view!!

Congratulations Black Talon, for 25 good years!!!   Huzzah!!

Ravenshold
Ravenshold is a Nordic re-enactment guild that represents the Viking Era of Northern Europe and Scandinavia, which is dated from approximately 793 CE with the destruction of the Lindisfarne Abbey, to the battle of Hastings in 1066 AD. As a group, we offer examples of activities that would have been seen in the daily lives of the famous Norsemen, which are often hidden by the tales of their battle prowess. Join us all weekend to learn traditional Viking games such as Kubb, 9 pins, Chess, and the traditional Hnefatafl. On Friday, all are welcome to join us for games, and we operate as both a water and stamp hunt stop. In the evening at 8pm, all are also welcome to gather outside our encampment to view as our guild performs a 25th anniversary vow renewal in the form of a traditional Viking Handfasting Come join us on Saturday from 2 – 5pm for crafting! Learn the basics behind inkle weaving, drop spindle, luceting, and Viking style braiding, or stop by for a demonstration of leatherworking and chainmail making, or to pose for a picture with our Viking Ship! We will be continuing the fun on Sunday as well, keeping all of our activities going until the event’s conclusion, so feel free to come by and visit! Also, as you come in, or leave us don’t forget to visit our crafty friends from Turn-Turn-Turn, who will be stationed in a corner of our camp. They offer a wide variety of handcrafted pens, kaleidoscopes, sewing supplies and more!



Also appearing in Barbarian Bourg:
Brotherhood of the Gauntlet
Clan Darksail
Company Du Chalis
The Pride

Location: Royal Recreators

Empire Chivalry and Steel
The purpose of this nonprofit educational corporation is to study, and teach the general public, ideals and history from 800 AD to 1650 AD, specifically covering the geographical boundaries of Europe, and to provide an organized effort in the collection, interpretation and distribution of historical data through publication and demonstration.


SNRSouthern Nevada Re-enactors (The Village of Loch Meade)
As the wind sweeps down from the Highlands, the only thing between you & the hereafter is a bit of wool & your sword.  As hard as life was, the people were warm & generous. Highland hospitality is legendary, experience a small taste at our table.  Grab your kilt, your sword, & join us!  The Village of Loch Mead is situated on the northern coast of Scotland.  We are a free port who welcomes Irish, Spaniards, French, freebooters (Pirates), gypsies, beggars, and even the English if they have enough coin.

About: Loch Mead Village Guild, also known as the Southern Nevada Re-enactors, is a non-profit educational & charitable organization dedicated to the re-creation of life in Renaissance Scotland.
Fun Activities to Participate In:

  • Magic shows Saturday and Sunday
  • Witch trials at least once a day
  • A cooling and water station under our main pavilion (20x30)
  • A open stage times for use by other performers

Rolling Thunder
The echo of a drum across a battlefield can embolden an army preparing for imminent combat and in turn create fear and dissention among the ranks of opposing soldiers. Prior to modern communications, nearly every Army signaled their troops through varying drum beats and cadences. Rolling ThunderFlank an enemy position, hold a shield wall, march at double-time; the drum told the soldier what to do, where to go, and how fast to move. Rolling Thunder draws its focus from the battle drums of innumerable wars throughout history. We invite all to come and play on one or all of our 30+ drums. Throughout the faire, we will be offering drumming classes and demonstrations.

Activities Offered:

  • Open drumming for all
  • Learn different drumming cadences
  • Hand drumming techniques
  • How to properly replace a drum head

Location: Royal Court

Kingdom Of Coreathea
Kingdom of CoreatheaWe are an tudor/Elizabethan court guild with French influence, that also does fighting demos, historical meals/feasts, teas, and crafts. We have a group that performs historical music of our period as well as dancers and a theatre group. We educate children about our time period, the men do fight a knight (boffer fighting) with the kids through out the weekend, we do audience participation theatre skits and audience participation dances. We host the king and queen of faire for the weekend. We do charity work throughout the year and enjoy working with the children whenever possible, especially underprivileged children or sick children.

Fun Activities to Participate In:

  • Dance Demos and audience participation dances throughout the weekend and host the Saturday evening ball
  • Host the costume contest prior to the ball
  • Fighting demos and Fight a Knight
  • Historical court throughout the weekend
  • Period childrens’ games
  • Provide escorts for the King and Queen of Faire
  • Period music
  • Craft demos

Schedule

Friday
3:30pm-5:00pm: Fighting Tournament - Closed Tournament for spectators to watch and cheer for the victor.
8:30pm - 9:00pm: Fight a Knight - Open to the public for children to come in and fight our nights using Boffer weapons.

Saturday
2:30pm-3:30pm: Theatre - One Acts - Series of short theatrical acts from various plays.


Empire of North Umbria
Empire of North UmbriaIcelandic theater folklore told by song. Live steel and heavy combat demonstration and Princess Tea and cookies story time. The Kings Hunt ( Recreation of the nobles invited by the kings hunt down  the great beast of the feast 2pm Saturday, Home of the Varangorin Horde that completes the annual Blood of the Heroes, Hosted by the Black Talon at The Las Vegas Age of Chivalry Renaissance Faire (Blood of Heroes). A full contact, full speed, heavy armored battle royal all for the supremacy of a skull and bragging rights, set in a time where the sword was most definitely mightier than the pen.

Fun Activities to Participate In:

  • Live Steel and Heavy combat demo Friday 1pm to 5 pm
  • Theater and folklore Friday at 2 pm, 6 pm and 8pm, Saturday 1pm, 4 pm and 6 pm, Sunday 1pm, 3 pm and 4 pm
  • The kings hunt Saturday at 2 pm to 3:30 pm
  • The Blood of Heroes Sat and Sunday times set by parks & recs
  • Demos and games are all day activities
  • Princess tea/story time Friday at 4 pm and Saturday at 1:30pm
  • 10 course historical feast Sat evening at 7pm with the Las Vegas Tyko drums performing.

House of Stuart
House of Stuart is a Guild depicting both the time period of Queen Mary of Scotland, to the middle and end period of James the 6th, who later becomes James the 1st of the United Kingdom. We are a Historical re-enactment troupe, who perform with a heavy emphasis on humor and the day to day living of the people in Scotland, to send all whom visit our group away with a bit of knowledge, and a good laugh.

Fun Activities to Participate In:

  • The Washer Women Show performing for kids and adults through the day! Good Clean humor for the whole family!
  • Jokes and laughs for the kids and parents with the despondent peasant!
  • A Kid Friendly Royal Court! Help pass rulings and be knighted for your help!
  • Morning Coffee for Keith!(well anyone that stops by really, but its usually just Keith)


Order of The Azure Rose
The Order of the Azure Rose is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit that educates through entertainment, recreating daily life of a Tudor era Royal Court and Chivalric Order on “progress.” You will find pirates, merchants, knights and nobles among us. Learn games of skill, and what it means to be a knight. Watch our warriors fight alongside the Hoard against the Black Talon in the Blood of Heroes Tournament!


Location: The Enchanted Forest

Greenwood Revelers

Fairy GrottoCome see and interact with the Fae, the Folk and the Creatures of Greenwood Village. Join us in the Enchanted Forest where Trees come to life, Fairies hold court, and the Bag Brothers search – for what? Feel the Magic around you, and you may begin to see – Fairies, Witches, Trolls, Satyrs, Minotaur, Centaurs – you just don’t know! If you watch closely, you will notice these creatures walking and dancing among you throughout the fair, enticing you to join them as they honor the earth and they share their sheer joy of being! As the sun sets each day, witness with awe the magic of trees that walk, and prepare yourself to experience the Dark Waltz of the Dance Macabre, as the villagers wander among you searching for lost souls…..Hazzah!

Wish Wagon WIshing Faery The Whimsical WiSH Wagon
Come to the WiSH Wagon to play!
With bountiful bubbles today!
And hear tales of feeding your FAE
In the very Faery best way!
(You can even learn a thing or two
about your WiSHes coming true)

The WiSHing Faery – Storyteller
With her Big Beautiful Bubbles and tales told in rhyme
You are sure to have a most wonderful time
With “The WiSHing Faery” – Penelope Pendragon
She can be found with her Whimsical WiSH Wagon
In the Enchanted Forest at the Faire
All the MaGiCal Creatures hope to see you there!

Showtimes are at
Friday and Saturday - 11:11, 3:33 and 5:55
Sunday - 1:11 and 3:33

 

Location: Mercenary Narrows


Hammarheim
Is a non profit educational re-creationist group of people depicting life and skills of Norse culture and the influences from the beginning of 937 AD to the 1600s. Its mission statement includes all aspects of Norse life from meal smiting, combat sports, crafts and raw materials to finished groups. Learning spinning and music of the times and lectures of all aspects of Norse life.

Fun Activities to Participate In:

  • Children’s combat sports
  • Weaving and spinning, metal smiting and fabrics
  • Music of the Norse
  • Demos with period instruments
  • Tents contortion and resources
  • Norse art and painting
  • Ruins and their meanings and lectures on Norse History and traditions and how they influence life.

Also Appearing in Mercenary Narrows:
Archers of Ravenwood



Location: Pirate Port

Rogues Cove
The Pirates of Rogues Cove is a non-profit educational and theatrical renaissance re-enactment guild devoted to youth and adult education about pirates and sailors during the Golden Age of Piracy (1650-1725) in a historical learning environment. We are incorporated as a non profit corporation in the state of Nevada. All members are volunteers.

Demonstrations include rope work, knot work, and telling pirate stories to the children. We are best know for black powder, rifle and canon demonstrations as the smell of burnt powder and the roar of the canon is enjoyed by young and old alike. Crowds are educated on what it was like t be a gunner in a cramped and smoky environment land with officers barking orders to go faster with confusion aplenty.


Las Vegas Recreators aka Glass Eye Pub
The Glass Eye Pub is a raucous band of pirates from the Golden Age of Piracy. You’ll see it in our garb & hear it in our lingo, as we regale the crowd with tales & tidbits of our comrades & sailors alike. If ye mind be open to a bit of schooling, then our crew will delight in servin’ up some activities that will tickle the fancy of both young & old. Dice & card games more to your liking? We revel in displaying our skill to the eager eyes of our guests, & invite them to join in on these games of chance. If ye be feeling lucky, ye might just catch a bit of light steel sword fighting if we be in the mood. A wee warning: The owners of the Glass Eye take no responsibility for the actions or inactions of its patrons. Nor do we cover any damages to your person, belongings, or ego. Any damages to the pub or its serving staff will be taken out of your hide however deemed necessary by those who want to do the taking. Oh, and don’t forget to pay your respects to the former owner whose skull now resides on the bar...

Our activities will be held every other hour for an hour. Guests can participate in the following:
Aviary
Educational Displays
Fishnet Craft
Flag Craft
Hoist the Colors

Times:
Friday: 12-1pm, 2-3pm, 4-5pm
Saturday: 11am-12pm, 1-2pm, 3-4pm, 5-6pm
Sunday: 11am-12pm, 1-2pm, 3-4pm


Laughing Dragon Companya
Laughing Dragon Companya (com-pon-ya’) is an education organization depicting the culture of The Traveling People of Europe, both Western and Eastern, from the view point of the Roma (Traveling) people, including the histories the tie into Theatre, Circus, Storytelling and general performance.  Upon request and arrangement, we are partnered with Gypsy Luck Farms to provide for viewing and education, actual gypsy horses known in the USA as “Gypsy Vanner” this is the bread of horse, created by the traveling people to pull the Vardo (Roma for Wagon).

Fun Activities to Participate In:

  • Story time – several times during the day, we tell stories from the Roma perspective, some are unique to the Roma, while others are familiar, but with a Roma Twist.
  • Music – depending or who volunteers for the week end, we have a couple musicians, who play traditional Roma Music, with an emphasis on Roma folk, not Middle Eastern Belly dance
  • Educational banter – at anytime we are ready to answer questions about our clothes,  Bender tents, The Roma culture in general, and the likely tie to certain ‘MODERN’ aspects of Today’s CULTURE
  • Fortune telling
  • Everyday “street” people, and  wandering guild members- Some of guild members “wander” the streets as though they are visiting for the first time, and interact with the paying patrons.
  • Improvisational skits/interaction with other guilds—We frequently interact with other guilds, and invite them come do so to create a spontaneous show.
  • Horses- Although not yet allowed at this event, we have traditional Gypsy Vanner horses, which was a huge part of the Gypsy Culture at this time, we can make them avalible to you.  We bring our own coral and the horses STAY IN THE CORRAL, AND ARE MONITORED BY TOW PEOPLE  AT ALL TIMES. For the entire time we have been doing this, our most traumatic incident is when our horse stole a kids lollypop…….
  • The “5 minute” belly dance lesson- this is very popular.
  • We are always adding more stuff for people to do in our camp.  As we are next to a stage, some of our interactions have been limited.
  • We specialize in improve, and know our cultures and caractures very well, so we can and usually add things on the fly.


Wandering Rogues

The Wandering Rogues, Creative theater and History Guild, Inc. is represented and organized as a seaside village with a large harbor. The village is mythical recreation of a historical seaport village typical of these founded by the Europeans nations throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, Easter and Western Europe from the 1700a.d. – 1850 a,d.
Members of the guild will create and portray character of the village as well as travelers and mariners who frequent the village harbors


Jade Skigh Isle
Jade Skigh Isle focuses on the crafts and trades of everyday life in the late Renaissance age of 1550 - 1650.  We adopt personas portraying how the common lives of a port town would be during a festival. We provide demonstrations, many being hands-on, on pottery, parlor games, calligraphy, merchanting, and more. We even have a "torture" show that is family friendly and fun.

Fun Activities to See and Participate In:

  • Pottery
  • Period Literature Lectures
  • Parlor games including Backgammon, Shogi (Japanese Chess), Chess, Checkers, Dice, Cards (We have 3 period decks from England, France, and Germany), “Jenga”-like block stacking game. Patrons are strongly encouraged to come by, learn to play, learn historic facts behind our favorite games, and/or challenge people to games
  • Torture Demonstrations
  • Belly Dancing
  • Candle making
  • Needlepoint
  • Painting
  • Knot Working

View Jade Skigh Isle 2016 schedule of events (PDF)


Historical Reenactors aka Drunken Mermaid
The Drunken Mermaid is based on the historical tavern, The Sign of the Mermaid, est. 1685.  The Tavern is located on the corner of Lime Street and High Street across from the Merchant Exchange in Port Royal, Jamaica.

Our goal as a reenactment group is to have fun and educate.  To inspire an interest in history by presenting a living example.  We attempt to create a living demonstration of the customs, dress, etiquette and lifestyles of the privateers, pirates and their associates in Port Royal, Jamaica during the Golden Age of Piracy, approximately 1660-1735.
Fun Activities to Participate In:

  • On Friday (aka kid’s day) at least one workshop to make and decorate their own leather pouch, which will include a game and game pieces.
  • An interactive card game for the kids, on & off throughout the whole of faire.  Small prizes for this!
  • Appalling Pirate Prophecies....a cross between cards against humanity and the tarot.  You don’t want to know this fortune! 
  • The end of many pirates...a Gallows
  • Buttermaking.  Make your own small cup of butter!  Or whipped cream, if your armes are weak and tire easily.
  • Voluntary floggings and dunkings, onging throughout faire.
  • Pirate Yoga - a healthy pirate gets more booty!  For fun and laughs, on Sunday afternoon.
  • Other spontaneous shenanigans as the excuse appears.

Kingdom of Ourrenland

The kingdom of OurRenLand, as legend has it, was founded by our four fathers.  The ship was lead by Captain Kitty and his one legged duck.  They left the lost City of Atlantis to live a life without the rules and laws that made life mundane, and kept the people from finding true happiness.  While looking for a new place to call home, they got lost at sea.  After a terrible stormy night, a fog so thick that they could not see past their noses rolled in.  After 3 days of not knowing what direction they were headed and not being able to see where they had just been, the fog began to lift.

The sun was brighter then they had ever seen, the ocean was a crystal blue color that allowed all to see the while sand miles below.

A few miles ahead of them they saw the most beautiful land they had ever seen.  With high spirits they decided to go ashore and look around.    They found no one anywhere on the land.  After much searching and mapping of the land, that they discovered that they were on a small island.  The island had a beautiful beach on the edges and a wonderful lush green mountain terrain in the center of the island.

Since the island was uninhabited they decided that it was a great place to start a new life.  Our four fathers had decided to leave Atlantis to get away from the rules and laws they sat down and made the only laws of their land:

  1. Everyone is to enjoy the short life that they have.
  2. Respect everyone’s way of life
  3. Everyone is welcome

It is rumored that the island is protected by witches, warlocks and fairies.  Anyone who has tried to do harm to the island or anyone within its protected lands, has disappeared.  We do not know what harm came to them. All we see is the unmanned weathered ship that sails away, off into the open sea.

Since that time, the island has become the home to many pirates seeking refuge, fairies and witches tired of being hunted for who or what they are.  Barbarians tired of being the brute force to help others gain their riches, everyone who is pure at heart has found a home here.

Those who have made it home all work together trading goods and services with each other and those who are just passing by, making the lands of the village a sea port village! To this day no harm comes to anyone who resides on our island!

Stop by to learn about some of the prominent female pirates! Learn a pirate joke, play a game, participate in our crafts or stop by to see our bountiful treasure that we have been known to share a little from time to time! – These activities are going on at all times then check out our scheduled story time, codex lesson and terminology class!

  1. A history on female pirates, who some of the more influential women where.
  2. Language, How did a pirate talk, what words did they use – basics to get you through faire!
  3. Codex, what was it, why was it important?
  4. Story time
  5. Shanties – we may not sing well, but we sing proud, and a few of them you just might know, so please join in and sing along! 

Story Time at 11:00 a.m. daily
Codex – What was it, how as it used, can we make one? 2:00 p.m. daily
Terminology – What did a pirate say, what are some of the parts of the ship? 4:00 p.m.  daily


Battle WolfBattle Wolf
The crew of the Battle Wolf are privateers and mercenaries of the seas.  The Battle Wolf is an armed privately owned vessel commissioned for service loyal to whomever is the highest bidder.  In times of war, we specialize in the capture of enemy merchant shipping.  In times of peace, we specialize in discreet transportation (no questions asked).  No job is too small and no fee is too high!

Fun Activities to participate in:

  • Bad advice pirate booth covering everything from occupational to relationship advice
  • Shanties and sea songs
  • Tour of our encampment and plundered shiny things
  • Big Fish Stories

Clan Darksail
The Royal French Privateers of Clan Darksail™ is one of the largest improv acting troupes of pirates for hire in the Southwest United States.  For nearly two decades they have been entertaining audiences at Renaissance faires, pirate festivals, stunt shows and more.  They have appeared in numerous TV shows such as "Conquest" for the History Channel, blockbuster Hollywood films including "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" and "Master & Commander"; and more recently in promotional films for Ubisoft's hit game "Assassin's Creed 4: Under The Black Flag."  They have also appeared in numerous YouTube and Vine videos for content creators, and are well known through out the reenactment community for their exemplary black powder shows and safety record.  To find out more about this crew, please visit www.ClanDarkail.com


Also appearing in Pirate Port:

Vegas Vikings


Location: Kids Kingdom

Adrian Empire
Chapters of Albion-Rayonne, Auroch's Fyord, Cyprus, Esperance, Glynmore, Somerset, Umbria:
The Adrian Empire was founded 27 years ago. Today it consists of 32 chapters from British Columbia to Florida. We are dedicated to the study and re-creation of Western European culture between the Battle of Hastings (the year 1066) and the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the year 1603). We re-create the arts, skills, and culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Chapters hold monthly combat, archery, and arts tournaments. Annual "wars" and “collegia” are held Empire-wide. At Adrian events, you will discover historical costume, period encampments, chivalry and honor in everything we do.

Fun Activities to Participate In:

  • Combat, Archery, and Arts Tournaments (Live Armored Combat with real steel weapons, 16th and 17th Century Fencing, Traditional Archery, Historical Arts and Crafts)
  • You can participate in Fun and Educational activities (take the field with the fighters; play historical games; throw axes, knives, hammers, and javelins; take your picture in historical armor and costume; ropemaking, whipmaking, smithing, camp cooking, crafts for kids).
  • Royal Court, Parades, Battle Pageant, Grand Melee

Schedule

Friday Oct 7th
9:30am: Opening Court (Information presentation for the day)
10am-2pm: Kids Day – Combat Demos and prize Tournaments Field 1.
Arts Demos- Kids Imperial Court, Boffer combat for kids Field 2.
2:30pm: Crossbows open.
Queen's tea - Shinai Tournament Field 2
Open Field – Honor Challenges Field 1
3:30pm: Imperial Audiences (presentations, Knightings etc)
4pm: Sgt Rapier Field 2. Open Field Demos Cont. Field 1

Saturday Oct 8th
7:30am: Imperial Challenge Archery Tournament
8am: Open Archery Tournament
9:30am: Interim Court: (Information presentation for the day)
10am: Imperial Challenge Steel Tournament– Games Open
11am: Arts List Closes – Judging Begins.
11:30am: Steel Tournament Elimination Rounds
1pm: Imperial Audiences
2 pm: Knight’s Rapier
5pm: Grand Melee Main Arena Steel
6pm: Dinners

Sunday Oct 9th
7:30am: Imperial Challenge Archery Tournament (Tie Breakers etc)
8am: Open Archery Tournament
9:30am: Interim Court (information Presentation)
10am: Imperial Challenge Rapier Tournament Field 1
11:30am:  Steel Tournament Continue Semi Finals and Finals
1pm: Knight’s Rawlings Field 2 (followed by Sgt Rawlings if List)
2pm: Imperial Audiences
4pm: Closing Court – Prizes – Winner Announcements
5pm: Fair Closes – Strike and Pack out Group Gear
7:30pm: Strike and Pack out Personal Gear Begins

The Duchy of Milan
We reenact the City of Milan, Italy, during the late 15th century. We portray actual people who lived during the highlight of Milan’s rich history highlighting the powerful Sforza family, and the equally powerful d’Este family. Our goal is to showcase the artwork, fashion and cuisine from this very important time in history to include educational activities such as painting, dancing, storytelling and crafting, some of the music from this beautiful era, and share a taste of Renaissance Italy through offerings of meals and recipes that we have discovered through our research. As a guild, we share three core values: Period Accuracy, Education, and Open Arms. Meaning simply, everyone is welcome to play and learn with us, no matter your background, experience, or age. Like anyone who truly loves something, we all strive to share this world that first brought us together.

Fun Activities to Participate In:

  • Story time with Leonardo da Vinci
  • A walk through an Italian Household in the Renaissance period
  • Life Size Checkers and Jenga Style Games; and
  • Face Painting