2019 Mountain Edge Defender's Tourney

March 23rd, 2019

Are you a heavy combatant?  A rapier fighter?

The Shire of Mountain Edge welcomes all to our 15th Defenders Tourney, where the next Shire Heavy Armored Combat Defender and Rapier Defender will be awarded!

New This Year

The Shire has lifted its restriction against multiple Defenderships. If you wish to compete, you may do so if you are already a Defender or Champion of another branch. This year, the Shire’s newly invested Defenders will not be prohibited from competing in other Defender or Champion tournaments.

Moot will be held to invest the defenders, followed by the March Shire business meeting.

Volunteers Wanted!

Interested in volunteering? Teaching a class or leading a demo? Gate, or water-bearing? If so, please contact the Event Steward, Sora the Broken-Hearted with the link below.

Event Steward

sora the Broken-Hearted
(Sheila Auster)

Please contact Sora the Broken-Hearted in advance if you plan to compete.  This is not required but will make it easier for the current Defenders to design this year’s fighting scenarios.

RUles & Rewards



  • The livery shall be the Defender’s to wear for the year he/she is the Defender.

  • The Defender will be granted free entry to any event the Shire of Mt. Edge sponsors or co-sponsors for the year he/she hold the title.

  • Honor and glory!


  • A competitor must have current proof of membership in the SCA.

  • The Defender may not compete to win two years in a row.

  • The Defender shall maintain the livery in a reasonable manner and return it at next year’s Defender tourney. If tailoring or repairs are needed please let us know.

  • The Defender will help plan next year’s

  • The Defender agrees to attend the following
    years Defenders Tournament to relinquish the
    livery and title.

Schedule and ActivitIes



9:00    Site Opens

11:00    Armor Inspection

11:30    Armored Tourney begins

Immediately after the Armored Tourney ends, Rapier equipment inspection and then the Rapier tourney begins.

1:00 Scribal Meetup: Bookmark painting, charter painting, and informal discussion

Moot will be held to invest the Defenders, followed by the March Shire business meeting.

6:00   Site Closes. Please have all your effects cleared by this time. 

A light lunch will be served mid-day and a dessert just before closing moot.

  • Heavy Armored Company Defender Tournament

  • Rapier Defender Tournament

  • Darts, Games & Pastimes

  • Children’s Activities

  • Scribal Activities

  • A&S: Bring anything that you’re working on! Enjoy the company of other artisans.  Tables are available for your projects.

  • More to come!

Site Fees and Location

Yamhill Valley Heritage Center
11275 SW Durham Lane
McMinnville, OR 97128

Site Fees

The site fee includes beverages, snacks and a light lunch.  A dessert will be served just prior to closing Moot/Defender investiture.  Disposable feast gear will be provided.

Adult Members - $15 (must show proof of membership)
Adult Non-Members - $20   
Under 18 – free!
Please make checks payable to “Shire of Mountain Edge, SCA Inc.”.



From the North: Take 99W through Newberg towards McMinnville. Turn left onto Highway 18. After passing the 99W exit, turn left onto Durham Lane. The Heritage Center is on the right. (It is on the corner of Durham Lane and Highway 18 – Three big buildings with rusting farm equipment out front.)

From the South:  Take 99W towards McMinnville turn left on Durham Lane (if you get to the city proper you have gone too far.) Go down Durham Lane until you see the Heritage Center on the left. (If you get to Highway 18 you have just passed it).

We are in the Activities Building – the one straight back from the entrance. Look for a banner on the entrance door.

Our 2019 Defenders

Armored Defender
Andrew the Unseen

Rapier Defender
Ash of Glyn Dwfn