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BATTLEMOOR 2020 CANCELLED– See you next year!

June 18th, 2020 Update

“We, Béla King by right of arms and Nerissa Queen by grace and favor send greetings! It is with a heavy heart that We must inform you all that Battlemoor is postponed until 2021. We would like to say thank you to the Event Stewards and their staff, as well as to the BAM for all their continued hard work and flexibility in trying to make this event happen in 2020. We know it has been a strain and very stressful to deal with the changing landscape of dealing with this pandemic. The Event Stewards have graciously agreed to stay on and work for the 2021 Battlemoor, thank you all for your hard work and dedication to the Kingdom!”



Battlemoor XI: El Cid and the Reconquista

In the darkest hours of the Reconquista, a selfless hero arose to stem an impending onslaught. An overwhelming disaster was averted when Rodrigo Diaz de Vivar, known as “El Cid” resisted the whole might of Islam. The legend of El Cid, which unfolds during these troublous times, tells stories of his persistent heroism and forbearance. He counsels against war, but fights bravely for his king. He fights champions in single combat to restore his family’s honor. When King Alfonso betrays him, he does not return the slight and endures five years of exile with courage and humility. He wins the respect of the Moors as well as the Christians, and conquers the Moorish city of Valencia. As conqueror of Valencia he might have declared himself a king, but instead maintained his loyalty to Alfonso. He might have treated his conquered subjects with cruelty, but instead won their trust. He might have strayed from his wife, but was a faithful husband as well as a loyal subject. The Song of Cid is not just the story of a warrior, but also that of an ideal hero of chivalry.

Please read this important information about swimming during Battlemoor.

If you’re coming in when Gate is closed and you know where you’re camping, go to your campsite. Come back to gate by noon and finish signing in. If you’re not sure where you’re camping, you can arrange to call a friend to come guide you. If you don’t know where you’re camping, we’ll have an overnight spot available to you as you drive in. As you turn off of Crossman onto the site, look to your right. Just before you get to the gate tent, there’s night parking. You can pull over and wait in your car or pitch a tent and sleep until the Gate Crew arrives.

Even if you’ve pre-registered you *must* stop at Gate on your way in to let them know you’re here, sign the equestrian waiver and pick up your token and site book.

Your safety and security is paramount to us.  Your site token is your key to re-enter site during the event.  Please make sure you have it on your person before leaving site and be prepared to show it to gate or security upon re-entry.

 


Cottonwood Meadows

Battlemoor is a six-day event hosted by the Kingdom of the Outlands, one of the 20 Kingdoms of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).  It began in 2009 on the Stroh Ranch, north of Walsenburg, Colorado.  We have now moved to Cottonwood Meadows, in Buena Vista, Colorado.

Not a member?  Are you interested in Battlemoor, or the Society for Creative Anachronism?  We welcome visitors for tours of our event.  We will give you a tour guided by one of our knowledgeable members who is also a resident of the local area.  Contact us for additional information.

We welcome members of the local media who are interested in knowing more about the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. If your media organization would like to visit during the event or if you are interested in obtaining a press kit, please Contact us.

Come share the Hospitality and Valor of the Outlands!

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Some photos of the new Cottonwood Meadows site in Buena Vista.

Plenty of beautiful camping areas.

Plenty of beautiful camping areas.

Trees and shade.

Trees and shade.

Amazing views.

Amazing views.

Cool, clear streams.

Cool, clear streams.