An event for the Society for Creative Anachronism

Hospitality at Apple Tree Keep

Apple Tree Keep is the civic hall in town center. This is where you’ll find all of the administrative offices. Come visit if you need first aid, if you want to volunteer, if you have questions about hospitality, to ask questions, to talk to a herald or to buy Battlemoor and Outlands merchandise. We’ll have charging for medical equipment and volunteer phones. There’s coffee and water. Come see what’s available at the volunteer auction. You’ll find us at the entrance to town. Beautiful banners indicating all the services will make the Keep easy to identify!

The Gathering Place

We proudly present The Gathering Place– filled with coffee, tea, and other drinks for you to enjoy.

Please do come to sit and visit, work on a project, wait for a ride, find a moment of relaxation, or if you just need morning coffee or a mug of tea, drop by! Nibbles should be an adventure! Elizabeth loves cookies and she will share (maybe). Elizabeth may have warm cookies right out of the oven but you can never be too late to get one.

Elizabeth and friends will be able to direct you to your camp area, merchants, or things available in town or around.

Our grand opening is Wednesday morning as soon as Gate opens. Never a charge, but donations are accepted.

In the evening, The Gathering Place will be available for our teens to gather at. There will be vacuum pumps of hot coffee and hot water if a hot beverage sounds warm and comforting, for nighttime security persons.

We’re located near the main gate. A bright YELLOW sign will be right outside so you can’t miss us!

Waiting to be of service,

~THL Elizabeth Bakere

Herald’s Point

Heralds Point once more offers its services to the Kingdom of The Outlands.

Silent Heralds

Visual Language Services: Visual Language services will be provided at Battlemoor by the Voices of the Populace of the Outlands. We are planning to provide services for Court and Town Cries, subject to the availability and safety of our volunteers. We are available to provide services for Tournaments, A&S Classes, Revels, etc., if requested, subject to the availability and safety of our volunteers. Requests can be made by completing this form: Visual Language Service Request Form Battlemoor 2023 or by filling out a request form on-site at gate. If you have further questions, please contact the Head Emissary, Bantiarna Gráinne Ṡocair at [email protected].

Privy Posts
Available each morning, the daily Post will give you another chance to review the event schedule should you misplace your guidebook or not have a Town Crier available.

Town Criers
O’yez! O’yez! O’yez!
Keeping The Outlands informed at Battlemoor, our town criers have the joy of meeting new people, exploring the entire Battlemoor event site, and are often regarded as the most valued and visible members of the event staff.  Our voice herald volunteers have the opportunity to provide timely and necessary information for the populace of each day’s activities. If you wish to join us, you will be part of a long tradition of performing arts, akin to the bards and poets of yore!

Tournament Heralds
Once again, Battlemoor will have many martial activities, and The Outlands’ Field Heralds will be present assisting the List. We are in the arena, calling brave fighters to their round, asking them to arm, and informing the populace who stands in victory!

There will be mulitple heavy armor, rapier, and cut/thrust tournaments  scheduled. We welcome you one and all, and have room for you ringside if you wish to join us.

Herald Coordinator, THL Ciaran Brocc, [email protected]

Volunteer Auction

In a continuing effort to let the volunteers know how valuable they are to us, we are holding a raffle at Battlemoor. Merchants and others have been donating prizes. Each hour worked will earn you one ticket for a chance to win an item of your choice. If you’d like to help, contact us!

First Aid

First Aid is located in Apple Tree Keep in Town Hall.  At First Aid you will be able to receive basic first-aid by first-aid volunteers who are trained in first-aid and CPR. Volunteers are not sponsored by, nor funded by The SCA, Inc., the Kingdom of the Outlands, or Battlemoor.

If you find yourself in need of a band-aid, basic wound care for scraped elbows, armor bites, etc., please come by. You can also ask the Watch, Hospitality or any member of the Battlemoor staff and they will summon us. If you need assistance beyond first aid we can help direct you to higher level of care or notify EMS. 

It would be wise to keep your own first aid kit and as it is more than a few minutes to the nearest pharmacy, we recommend bringing a few days extra medications in case some are spilled or lost.

Disabilities – Battlemoor Staff are committed to making reasonable accommodations for those good gentles that need assistance. There will be power available at First Aid Point to charge medical devices. Battlemoor assumes no responsibility for devices being charged. First Aid point is not staffed around the clock and there will be no guard to watch over devices while they charge.

The nearest emergency health care facility is nearly 30 miles to the south in Trinidad:      

Mt. San Rafael Hospital
410 Benedicta Ave, Trinidad, CO 81082

For our friends who come from the lands of sufficient oxygen, we’d like to give you some tips to help you transition to crisp, clean, clear mountain air.

  1. Wear sunscreen. Did you know you can get 2nd degree sunburns? Especially in areas where there’s less air and water vapor to scatter and absorb sunlight. On areas that people are going to notice. They hurt. Like, a lot. Lord Lothar will laugh at you as he helps you put aloe on the burn and you’ll peel like an orange later. Sun screen is much easier.
  2. Drink! More than just alcohol. The thinner the air, the less moisture it can hold and that’s on top of being in a desert. In Colorado, you don’t sweat. It goes straight from your body to vapor and all that’s left behind is some salt. If you haven’t developed the waxy coating common to desert plants and native Coloradans, you need to drink. Battlemoor will have water available across the site.
  3. Speaking of drinking alcohol, it’s going to hit a lot harder at higher altitudes. Honestly- you need to pace yourself. Go back and read the post about privies. Is this where you want to spend your evening?
  4. Take medications (if you’re prone to altitude sickness, talk to your doctor about acetazloamide (Diamox). Pain relievers can help with the headache. But honestly, it’s probably more dehydration and sunburn than altitude sickness.
  5. It’s perfectly OK not to hit the ground running. Plan to take some time to get stuff done. Take breaks. It’s not a lack of moral rectitude, it’s fewer red blood cells.
  6. Seriously, water and sunscreen. When was the last time you drank?

If you suffer extreme fatigue, drowsiness, confusion and lack of coordination,  you need to see a doctor.