RAGNAROK 31, 2016

COOPER'S LAKE, JUNE 19- 26, 2016

Ragnarok Preregistration

Preregistration will close on Monday June 6, 2016 at 11:59 pm.

Make sure you go all the way through the payment process! If you do not you WILL NOT be on the Preregistration list. Make sure you bring a copy of your receipt with you to check in at Troll! If you arrive on Saturday and are not on my list and do not have your receipt YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ENTER AND WILL BE ASKED TO RETURN ON SUNDAY AND PAY TO GET IN!

Preregistration How To:

Step 1: Choose Saturday or Sunday arrival for Adult or Minor

Step 2: Type real name, character name, and camp in the boxes provided and proceed to payment gateway

Step 3: Enter 1 person being registered for

Step 4: Fill in billing information be sure to double check credit card number

Step 5: Fill in billing address with your correct information and the shipping information with your real name, character name, and camp name (this is very important if you are registering for another person)

Step 6: Double check the email address to make sure it is correct or you will not get your receipt

Step 7: Submit all information.

There may be a “double” charge show up on your statement, do not worry it will go away when the transaction has cleared from pending status.

Event Details

When?

Ragnarok opens for setup June 18th (Saturday) and runs through the 26th. Main battles and festivities begin on Monday the 20th, don’t miss your chance to attend the biggest foam fighting event in history

!

Where?

Ragnarok is hosted at Copper’s Lake Campground, just north of Slippery Rock and Butler in northwestern Pennsylvania. Please visit http://www.cooperslake.com to be aware of any detours or construction.

Cost

Pre-reg. Saturday - 70.00 (adult) - 50.00 (minor)

Pre-reg. Sunday

- 60.00 (adult) - 40.00 (minor)

On-site Sunday - 65.00 (adult) - 45.00 (minor)

On-site Thursday- 55.00 (adult) - 30.00 (minor)

On-site Friday - 45.00 (adult) - 25.00 (minor)

On-site Saturday- 35.00 (adult) - 20.00 (minor)

ALL PRICE CHANGES HAPPEN AT 8:00 AM ON THAT DAY

Hours of operation for Troll this year are as follows:

SATURDAY JUNE 18, 2016 8:00 AM TO 8:00 PM IF YOU HAVE A

MAJOR EMERGENCY AND ARE NOT ABLE TO ARRIVE BETWEEN THOSE HOURS PLEASE SEND ME
AN EMAIL AND LET ME KNOW.

SUNDAY JUNE 19, 2016 8:00 AM TO 12:00AM

MONDAY JUNE 20, 2016 8:00 AM TO 12:00 AM

TUESDAY JUNE 21, 2016 8:00 AM TO 12:00 AM

WEDNESDAY JUNE 22, 2016 8:00 AM TO 12:00 AM

THURSDAY JUNE 23, 201568:00 AM TO 12:00 AM

FRIDAY JUNE 24, 2016 8:00 AM TO 12:00 AM

SATURDAY JUNE 25, 2016 8:OO AM TO 12:00 PM (NOON)

Merchant Registration is as follows:

Merchant with a 20x20 Both $90

Merchant with a 20x40 Booth $100

Maximum booth size is 20x40 there will be no exceptions!

Day events

Brewing Ale

Tzvy Varyag

10am

Blurb:

See beer made in front of your eyes.

Need to bring:

Nothing

Build a Blue!

Cade Moonshadow

2pm

Blurb:

Simple to

advanced construction

methods of blue weapons.

Need to bring:

Nothing

Creating a Bell Tunic

Lady Svava

3pm

Blurb:

Did you somehow make it all the way to Ragnarok without a decent tunic? Come on over and learn how to make a simple bell tunic in a workshop led by Lady Svava and other volunteers.

Need to bring:

Please bring at least two yards of plain, neutral colored fabric. Scissors, pins, thread, a sewing machine, and other sewing supplies will be available. Fabric will not be provided by the class.

Please bring your own water and sunblock. Class will happen, rain or shine!

Night events

Welcome Revel

Starts at Dusk in Springwood’s Tilted Tavern

After a long day of travels and setting up camp, start the
week off right by joining us in Springwood Forest on Sunday evening for the
Welcome Revel. Reconnect with old friends and make new ones. Bring camp mates,
instruments and libations. Snacks will be provided.

Redwall Potluck

6-8PM at Drentha camp (bottom of the hill on the left)

Meet up with friends old and new to share food and tales of
battle! Cost of admission is a prepared dish to pass. Please bring your own
feast gear and something to sit on. Anyone is welcome (as long as you bring
food!).

Day events

Intro to Chainmail

Aldvarg Egilsson

11am

Blurb:

Beginner’s

guide to making chainmail

Need

to bring:

Two

pairs of pliers: a limited number will be provided for loaners.

Leather Working 101

Corethryl Callir

12pm

Blurb:

An

overview of the history and basics of leather working. How to take a piece of

leather, and turn it into something beautiful.

Class will cover history, basics, wet forming, carving, and design.

Need

to bring:

Nothing

to bring:

Nothing

Printmaking

Ripper Staruk

2pm

Blurb:

Learn

the art of print making! Create your own stamp and see it come alive on paper.

Need

to bring:

Nothing

My Rag Tag

Dominick Stoneskull

3pm

Blurb:

An

opportunity for children and families to create a custom necklace to display a

child’s Rag Tag.

Need

to bring:

Rag

Tag!

Red Sword 101

Ragefire the Red, Chris Price

4pm

Blurb:

Introduction

to red sword technique and theory.

Need

to bring:

Min

Red/Red sword

Fitness

Dr. Danny McLane D.C. (Rabhas)

5pm

Blurb:

Learn

how to get strong, agile and build

endurance. All of these traits will make you less susceptible to

injury

on and off the field. This class designed, tested and proven by a Doctor of

Chiropractic and fellow

Dagorhir

fighter.

Need

to bring:

water.

Recommended:

towel/ mat / ground cover; a weight of some kind between 1-30 lbs Such as a can

of

beans,

large stone, bag of copper, gallon of water.

American Tribal Style Belly Dance

Framework

Lady Svava

6pm

Blurb:

American

Tribal Style Belly Dance is an improvisational group dance built around a

vocabulary

of

moves with cues. Come learn some of the basic movements of this wonderful dance

as well

as

leading, following, and cueing.

Need

to Bring:

Please

wear comfortable clothing that you can warm up and dance in. Nothing about

belly

dance

dictates that your belly needs to show!

Please

bring your own water and sunblock. Class will happen, rain or shine!

Intro to Chainmail

Aldvarg Egilsson

11am

Blurb:

Beginner’s guide to making chainmail

Need to bring:

Two pairs of pliers: a limited number will be provided for loaners.

Leather Working 101

Corethryl Callir

12pm

Blurb:

An overview of the history and basics of leather working. How to take a piece of leather, and turn it into something beautiful. Class will cover history, basics, wet forming, carving, and design.

Need to bring:

Nothing to bring:

Nothing

Printmaking

Ripper Staruk

2pm

Blurb:

Learn the art of print making! Create your own stamp and see it come alive on paper.

Need to bring:

Nothing

My Rag Tag

Dominick Stoneskull

3pm

Blurb:

An opportunity for children and families to create a custom necklace to display a child’s Rag Tag.

Need to bring:

Rag Tag!

Red Sword 101

Ragefire the Red, Chris Price

4pm

Blurb:

Introduction to red sword technique and theory.

Need to bring:

Min Red/Red sword

Fitness

Dr. Danny McLane D.C. (Rabhas)

5pm

Blurb:

Learn how to get strong, agile and build endurance. All of these traits will make you less susceptible to

injury on and off the field. This class designed, tested and proven by a Doctor of Chiropractic and fellow

Dagorhir fighter.

Need to bring:

water.

Recommended: towel/ mat / ground cover; a weight of some kind between 1-30 lbs Such as a can of

beans, large stone, bag of copper, gallon of water.

American Tribal Style Belly Dance Framework

Lady Svava

6pm

Blurb:

American Tribal Style Belly Dance is an improvisational group dance built around a vocabulary

of moves with cues. Come learn some of the basic movements of this wonderful dance as well

as leading, following, and cueing.

Need to Bring:

Please wear comfortable

clothing

that you can warm up and dance in. Nothing about belly

dance dictates that your belly needs to show!

Please bring your own water and sunblock. Class will happen, rain or shine!

Night events

Bloodhorde Blood

Carnival!

7-9pm near Blood Horde camp (field near woods battle)

Nomadic Bloodhorde travels city to city, never staying
anywhere for more than 2 weeks. At each city we set up a mystic carnival of fun
and delights to entice city dwellers to fund our tribe- either with money or souls.

Actual party: Carnival entertainment- all performed by members
of Bloodhorde and friends volunteers.

Drumming, dancing, poi, apple bobbing, blackjack, fortune
telling, Dagorhir archery, bean bag toss, fire walking, controlled pick up
fighting (challenge a Bloodhorde member in a controlled area.)

There will be ONE drinking activity with shots which will be
closely monitored for underage activity. Think of it like Russian roulette.
There will be several ‘safe’ shots and several ‘danger’ shots (super spicy,
super sour, just plain gross, etc)

Attendees will be given a set number of colored baubles at the
entrance as ‘pieces of their soul’ to gamble with for their entertainment to
add to the character story. Additional soul pieces can be ‘bought’ to continue
playing games. Profits (if any) will be donated to Sir Karl Strohminger’s
charities

Poisoner’s Guild 10th Anniversary party at the Stagger Inn

Darkish at the Stagger Inn (bottom of the hill on the right)

The Poisoner’s Guild has been a behind-the-scenes institution
for a decade!... Or they should all be institutionalized for a decade? Either way come join the celebration! Dancing, Drums, Drinks, Fire, Booze,
Shenanigans! Don’t miss this party if
you’re 18+ (21+ to imbibe)

Day events

Campfire Cooking

Gwen of Merchant’s Wares

10am

Blurb:

Tips on fire building and grill set-ups, properly preparing and cooking edible (even tasty!) non-poisonous

foods. Bring a cup for coffee, a plate for food and any utensils you like. We will cook bacon and wings,

and possibly more. There will be enough for the first 12 signed up to try some of everything. You can

sign up with Gwen or Ran in the Merchant’s area.

Need to Bring:

Cup for coffee, plate for food, other eating utensils if desired. You may also bring your own food and

we’ll come up with a good way to cook it over the fire if time allows.

Essential Oils

Mis Widow

11am

Blurb:

Come learn the benefits of certified pure therapeutic grade

essential oil

. Learn how

they are extracted, used, and how to

care

for mini emergencies in your own home.

Discussions will be on pregnancy/birthing, medicine cabinet make over, emergency

preparedness/bug out bag, children, pets, cooking, plants, aliments from A-Z, emotional

needs, and how to make homemade products using EO’s.

Need to bring:

Open mind

Basic Two Sword fighting

Durrok Thunderaxe

5pm

Blurb:

Learn the basics of the two sword style. Topics include: Equipment, Proper Footwork, Training Drills, Becoming Ambidextrous, Fighting Against Other Weapon Types, Role On The Field.

Need to bring:

Water, Two swords

Filipino Martial Arts

Seiichiro & Inox

6pm

Blurb:

Workshop on how Filipino Martial Arts (Kali, Arnis, Escrima, etc.) concepts may be used in Dagorhir.

Need to Bring:

Water, Blue sword (prefer 2), dagger

American Tribal Style Belly Dance Duets

Jennifer Senn

1pm

Blurb:


So you know a few ATS moves but add a buddy and what happens? face to face? Learn a few duet moves to up your game and make your dancing more interesting.

Need to bring:

Comfortable clothing!

Book Binding 101

Fiddles the Hobbit

2pm

Blurb:

In this class, students will learn a simple bookbinding stitch called Coptic stitch

binding

. This stitch is a non-adhesive binding and is commonly used to make hand made art journals. Since this stitch has an open spine rather than a hard spine, the book lies flat when placed on the table making it easy to doodle or journal in. I will briefly teach the history of this binding method as well as how to sew five folios (paper pamphlets) into a hard cover book. Once students have made their books (yes! You get to make your own book and take it home!), I will briefly go over contemporary book binding stitches as well as medieval paper making processes that students can further pursue. The class is limited to 15 people! It will be first come first serve!

Need to bring:

Nothing

Children’s Storytelling

Dominck Stoneskull

3pm

Blurb:

Myths, fairy tales, and new stories presented by a real world children’s entertainer.

Need to bring:

Your Parents!

Basic Sword and Board

Matt Baldi

4pm

Blurb:

A class designed for new to intermediate fighters to learn the basics on using a shield. Covering stance, guard and working into aggressive shield work. This class is not about using a weapon and shield combo, this is about knowing what to do with a shield.

Max Size: 15, first come first serve

Need to bring:

Sheild, Blue, Bottle of water

Night events

Ragnarok’s Hafla

6-8PM at the Ampitheater

Back for its sixth year, the Ragnarok Hafla brings together
internationally-known and Dagorhir-raised dancers and musicions for a Middle
Eastern show and dance party!

Masquerade Ball

8 to Midnight in the War Council Barn, Hosted by Ragnarok!

A mysterious prince has planned a grand ball and has invited
everyone! He feels that for too long has
the land suffered under the yoke of classes and cliques, units and
chapters. The only catch is that in
order for everyone to see one another as equals, everyone must be
anonymous. Therefore he has decreed that
everyone attending this ball must wear some sort of mask to cover their face,
and dress to impress.

Day events

Stage Presence 101: How to LOOK Like You

Know What You’re Doing (Even When You Don’t)

Mariner of House Tull

1pm

Blurb:

Calling all musicians, dancers, people who talk at the theater, and anyone else that wants

to learn to be more comfortable in front of an audience! Learn some tricks to feel more confident

on stage! Come one, come all, seasoned performer and shy storyteller alike! For anyone who wants to run through their

Bardic performances, we will have time after class to run through pieces and give each other

pointers.

Need to bring:

Anyone who wants to workshop their piece for Bardic after the class can bring their

instrument/voice/whatever, but nothing will be needed for the class.

Tribal Arms and Shimmies

Ran Case

2pm

Blurb:

A beginner-level tribal fusion belly dance class focused on developing proper posture, learning basic beginner’s arm positions, and working on moving with intent in order to project poise and own your space. From there we’ll get into walking combinations and basic beginner layering.

Need to bring:

Comfortable clothing, water

Eggses, Eggses It Is!

Dominick Stoneskull and GigglepantsIII

3pm

Blurb:

Learn about natural dyes that people in the medieval period would have used, and try out those

and similar dyes on hard boiled eggs—and keep your eggs! Eggs will be provided, but in limited

quantities, you may want to bring along a few extra.

Need to bring:

Parents!

Lefty 101/Hand Matching class

Jarek Mander and Cade Moonshadow

Blurb:

Need some tips and tricks about fighting left handed? Want to get better at hand matching and maybe not dying when you right arm gets chopped off? Well this is the class for you!

Need to bring: Single sword, water

Advanced Red Sword: The Art of the Stab.

Exo Bladesong, The Golden Lion and his apprentices Piknic and Snojoo

5pm

Blurb:

Red weapon class emphasizing advanced techniques and mindsets, emphasizing stabbing skills and battle tricks. Question and answer section at the end. Bring your favorite red weapon and your hunger!

Need to bring: Red weapon, water

Metal casting:

Kensman Cormac and Kensman Theas

6pm

Blurb:

This class will cover the casting of small metal objects using pewter with molds made from soapstone. Event tokens, badges, trinkets, and pendants can be created easily using this technique. Creating the mold from soapstone and heating and pouring the molten pewter will be covered.

Need to bring:

Wear Non flammable garb. Wool, Linen, or Cotton. No synthetic fibers

Night events

Mardi Gras!

Begins at Dusk at Mirkwood Camp

The 14th installment of this Ragnarok tradition! Mirkwood
opens its doors yet again to host the masses of Dagorhir in their annual revel.
18 and over only, 21 to drink. BRING YOUR ID!

Day events

Essential Oils

Mis Widow

12pm

Blurb:

Come learn the benefits of certified pure therapeutic grade essential oil . Learn how

they are extracted, used, and how to care for mini emergencies in your own home.

Discussions will be on pregnancy/birthing, medicine cabinet make over, emergency

preparedness/bug out bag, children, pets, cooking, plants, aliments from A-Z, emotional

needs, and how to make homemade products using EO’s.

Need to bring:

Open mind

Intro to Chainmail

Aldvarg Egilsson

1pm

Blurb:

Beginner’s guide to making chainmail

Need to bring:

Two pairs of pliers: a limited number will be provided for loaners.

Njordball!

Dominick Stoneskull

2pm

Blurb:

Njord, Norse god of the sea, wants you to cool off with these water-based games and activities

for the whole family! Swimsuits recommended.

Need to bring:

Parents, clothes they’re okay getting wet

More Than Just Jingly Bits: A Breakdown of Belly Dance Clothing

Svava

3pm

Blurb:

This lecture based class will be a general overview breaking down the stylizations of belly

dance costuming across cultures and time periods. During my class, I will cover both the real

historical clothing items people wore as well as modern interpretations of costuming elements

used in stage productions. My class will discuss the balance between fantasy and historical

aspects of belly dance costuming and garb as well as include some suggestions on how to

seamlessly blend these elements within the Dagorhir context.

Need to bring:

None

Leather Working 101

Corethryl Callir

4pm

Blurb:

An overview of the history and basics of leather working. How to take a piece of leather, and turn it into something beautiful. Class will cover history, basics, wet forming, carving, and design

Need to bring:

Nothing

Fitness

Dr. Danny McLane D.C. (Rabhas)

5pm

Blurb:

Learn how to get strong, agile and build endurance. All of these traits will make you less susceptible to

injury on and off the field. This class designed, tested and proven by a Doctor of Chiropractic and fellow

Dagorhir fighter.

Need to bring:

water.

Recommended: towel/ mat / ground cover; a weight of some kind between 1-30 lbs Such as a can of

beans, large stone, bag of copper, gallon of water.

Sword and Board

Sir Brennon

6pm

Blurb:

A class on the common openers, counters, and styles utilizing sword and shield.

Material will cover both punch and strap shields.

Max size: 15

Need to bring:

nothing

Night events

Bardic Competition

Begins at 8:30pm in the Ampitheater

A long
standing and time-honored Ragnarok event, the Bardic has awards for Best Story,
Best Song, and Best Comedy. Come share tales and songs of battle, glory and
valor - and hear the deeds and prose of others.

Bardic Circle

Starts
after the Bardic Competition, at Springwood

Once
the tournament is over, come to Springwood Forest for an evening of singing and
storytelling. No competition, no judges, just good company and entertainment.
All are welcome to perform or spectate.

Day events

Campfire Cooking

Gwen of Merchant’s Wares

10am

Blurb:

Tips on fire building and grill set-ups, properly preparing and cooking edible (even tasty!) non-poisonous

foods. Bring a cup for coffee, a plate for food and any utensils you like. We will cook bacon and wings,

and possibly more. There will be enough for the first 12 signed up to try some of everything. You can

sign up with Gwen or Ran in the Merchant’s area.

Need to Bring:

Cup for coffee, plate for food, other eating utensils if desired. You may also bring your own food and

we’ll come up with a good way to cook it over the fire if time allows.

Intermediate Two-Sword Fighting

Arczhidea of the Amyr

11am

Blurb:

This class is directed toward fighters who have some fighting fundamentals down and want to learn how to fight more effectively with two swords or clubs. We will cover hand placement, what to do with your hands during a fight, how to bait and riposte, how to block with two weapons, fakes, and hopefully answer any questions about two-sword fighting.

Need to Bring:

Two swords

The Basics of Embroidery

Valkyrie Haldane Moonshadow

12pm

Blurb:

Learning several different basic for everyday embroidery! Take the samples you make and a how to hand out home! Make your garb look amazing with some extra stitches.

Need to bring:

Nothing

Build a Blue!

Cade Moonshadow

2pm

Blurb:

Simple to advanced construction methods of blue weapons.

Need to bring:

Nothing

Little Dagorhirrum Jam Session

Dominick Stoneskull, and Mariner of House Tull

3pm

Blurb:

Looking for something you and your child can do together this Ragnarok? Come make

some music with us! Easy instruments will be provided on first-come, first-serve basis. Children

of all ages welcome.

Need to Bring:

Parents!

The Art of Plasti-Dip

Acorn Collins

4pm

Blurb:

This will be a demo/ lecture class with q&a, about plastdip, painting, and sculpture for full-contact medieval combat. Bring questions. You’ll be able to see and touch some projects and try some painting techniques!

Need to Bring:

Nothing

Single Sword

Khazon Mander with Snojoo, Archidea, Jeremy desentz,Grafiki d’Abomination

5pm

Blurb:

Learn the basics of single sword and maybe for extra tips and tricks with a great group of single sword fighters!

Need to bring:

Single sword

Sword and Board

Sir Brennon

6pm

Blurb:

A class on the common openers, counters, and styles utilizing sword and shield.

Material will cover both punch and strap shields.

Max size: 15

Need to bring:

nothing

Night events

March of the Fallen

Starts at 8pm at
Pahmoten camp

Ragnarok is the end
of the world. For we fortunate mortals, it is a time to celebrate friendship,
skill, service, tales around a campfire, honor, and many things hidden in our
hearts. But there are those who have passed on, who will not rise again to
fight with us or feast in Valhalla: our friends and family who have passed from
this world.

If you wish to honor one of your own, or someone for whom you had a great
admiration, or just as a sign of respect to those who have lost, join us at
Pahmoten camp where we will start our procession. As we pass throughout the
campground, even if you do not join the march, please pause your activities, or
stand at your camp’s entrance, and let us pass in silence. We heartily
encourage bringing banners and other such relics into the march.

Ragnarok Garb Exhibition

7pm at the
Ampitheater

Competition to showcase the best garb in Dagorhir. Starting with a
childrenfs parade.

Categories
include: Non-Human, Themed Group, Men’s/Women’s Feast, Fight, Armor

and Best
Beard! Fabulous Prizes!

Dead Man’s Party

Evening in
the field at the bottom of the hill

Loosely based
on Dead Men of Dunharrow, this party is open to all. Food, Fighting, Drinks. This event has something for everyone, and is
everything to someone. Come celebrate

Day events

Garbing for the Genderqueer

Matches

2pm

Blurb:

A group discussion about gender preference based and/or gender neutral costuming.

Discussion will also cover the issues of safety at Dagorhir events with a focus on safe spaces at Ragnarok. We will conclude with a Q&A about any LGBTQ topics brought up by attendees.

Mead Brewing

Brewers Guild

3pm

Blurb:

Learn to brew with the Dagorhir Brewer’s Guild! This year we will be brewing a simple sack mead. If you already brewing come by to share in drink and constructive criticism.

Need to bring:

Nothing

Proper and Advanced Spear Techniques

Batman and Troan

4pm

Blurb:

This is a class to help understand the basics to learning how to spear and work with a shield man, halfway through advanced technique and shots are taught.

Need to bring:

A pole arm

Sword and Board

Sir Brennon

6pm

Blurb:

A class on the common openers, counters, and styles utilizing sword and shield.

Material will cover both punch and strap shields.

Max size: 15

Need to bring:

nothing

Night events

End of the World Party

Starts at Dark at the Lower Field

Britannia Faire’s Elon and
Theowyn present the End of the World party!
Fire, Drumming, Dancing, Drinking. All musicians and revelers gather for
one last festival of survivors, the end ofthe world Ragnarok final
celebration! We’re going to bring this
party back to the good old days, when everyone would gather up in the middle of
Spring Valley and have the best party of Ragnarok.

A week of organized chaos ends in
one final inferno. Be there!

First time?

Ragnarok is Dagorhir’s famous annual war. For one week each year, the Realms of Dagorhir throughout the country gather for the final glorious battle: Ragnarok! Leave the real world behind and enter a realm of mighty heroes. A realm of the fantastic where warrior maidens and grizzled veterans fight side by side with Elves and Orcs. Ragnarok is a week-long extravaganza of mass melee and fun. Ragnarok is a living, breathing celebration of Tolkien’s works and of the European history that inspired those works. This event draws hundreds of Tolkien and medieval combat enthusiasts from all over the United States. Triumphs and defeats, parades and parties, tournaments and pit fighting, belly dancers, song, friendship, bloody battles and more lead up to the final battle and celebration!

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