The First and Last Rule of this Event is Respect the site and the people. All else will follow.
There are four towns in Yadkin County. Each year War of the Wings becomes the fifth. We are about half the size of Yadkinville and Jonesville, roughly the same size as Boonville and twice the size of East Bend. As with any municipality, we have rules to help everyone have a good experience. Please use good judgement and help keep the event drama- and incident-free. In all cases, modern laws trump everything else.
In matters of the SCA the staff defers to Sacred Stone’s Coronets, the Atlantian Crown and Her Seneschale. In matters of this event the Event Steward is the final word.
THE SCA PROHIBITS HARASSMENT AND BULLYING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS
Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions. Please refer to the SCA Code of Conduct below.
If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.
Quiet hours are 2am - 7am. Please be considerate of your neighbors when contemplating high-decibel night-time activities (drumming, piping, singing, etc.)
In keeping with the theme of the event, modern/mundane campers will be allowed in RV camping. Vardos, wagons, medieval houses and such can be in general camping if you purchase enough land and you have the approval of your camp steward. If you have a question on whether your vehicle will be allowed, send pictures to the autocrat and head of land.
After conversations with Yadkin County including the fire marshal, the rules on campers, vardos, etc are as follows.
If you have a detachable trailer (such as a popup or vardo) and it is not in any way connected to any internal combustion engine or generator you can put it in general camping as long as you reserve enough land for it and have approval of the group's land steward.
If you plan to use a generator or have a camper that is connected to an internal combustion engine or generator, or dont want to reserve the land for camping or do not have permission from your group's land steward then you are in the parking/RV area which may be further away.
We will try to establish a specific RV parking area.
Please note: Per the Yadkin County Fire Marshal, the only acceptable reasons for a combustion engine to enter beyond the parking area are for brief loading/unloading situations, and brief trailer drop-off/pick-up situations.
SITE & PROPERTY
The showers will be shut down at 11am on Sunday. If you would like to volunteer for sanitation duty, please contact Una Gous in the Woodlands.
Please respect and take care of the site’s buildings and facilities, the event’s pavilions and resources, and the property, well-being, and privacy of other attendees. Do not enter another camp without permission. Do not take anything that is not yours, even as a joke.
The kitchen and freezers in the farm house are for the use of staff only. If you have need to store temperature-sensitive medications, contact the Event Steward.
No swimming in the pond. It contains leeches, snapping turtles and agricultural run-off.
Firearms are not allowed on site.
CHILDREN & MINORS
Per Kingdom Law, anyone bringing a minor who is not their legal ward MUST have a NOTARIZED Minor Medical Authorization Form found at http://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/treatminor.pdf
Parents are responsible for their children's actions and any damage they may do to property or to themselves. Please help them to understand and respect the site, other people's camps, the animals, and the dangers of things like fire, the pond, leeches, and electric fences.
Children under the age of 12 must be within sight or voice range of a designated responsible adult or teenager at all times (read: children must be supervised at all times).
If you find a lost child who is unable to find their way to their camp or parent, ask another, unrelated adult to stay with you and the child and flag down a member of Staff.
Animals must be supervised and on a leash, crated, or otherwise controlled at all times while on site. Owners must be able to provide pertinent information about vaccinations if needed and properly dispose of their animal’s waste. Disruptive animals may be asked to leave site.
Please note the posted equestrian liability disclaimers. Horses can kick out about 5 feet, and some here are known to have excellent aim. They also bite.
DO NOT FEED ANY animal without the owner’s express permission.
Please don't burn down the site! Each camp is asked to keep a Fire Extinguisher, buckets of water or sand in camp. Flames of any sort must be supervised at all times and extinguished properly.
Water spigots are available, but the site doesn't have sufficient capacity to allow for permanent connections to individual encampments. Please do not leave hoses connected when not in use. The Equestrian encampment and the Food Merchant are the only permanent connections allowed.
Sump holes, trenching and fire pits are allowed but must be filled in when camp is broken.
All left over firewood (used or not) must be taken with you or placed in the tree line so as to be out of the way of machinery. Before you dump your coals ensure they're completely cool, and flood the ashes with water.
Please put all garbage in the dumpster before you leave site, or take it with you. Setting it near or beside the dumpsters means the event staff (likely the event steward) will be handling your garbage and that’s just not nice. Recycle containers are also provided. Recycling your bottles and cans will help keep future WoW costs down.
There is no smoking in any public areas. Please be conscious of the drift of your smoke, and dispose of butts in proper containers.
No one is to be given or served alcoholic beverages who is under the age of 21. No one is to be given or served alcohol who is in danger of incapacity. Hosts are responsible for monitoring the situation in their own camps and are to be respected if they feel the need to flag individuals. Security will support their efforts to maintain control.
PORTALETS, PRIVIES & SHOWERS
Please help keep facilities clean and operational. If a problem is noted, please make Staff aware.
Please put the lid down in the privies, as it forces the unpleasant odors of the contents to properly vent.
Vehicles are necessary and wonderful but they are very large and modern and bugger up pictures. Please do not block roadways. If you are asked to move your vehicle, please move it immediately.
Display the Parking Tag so it can be read by Security. This allows us to contact you if there are parking issues (a vehicle blocked in), or damage.
Please unload and move your vehicle to parking as soon as possible. If you have an oversize vehicle or a hitched trailer please ask about designated areas.
(From the SCA Sanction Guide)
Section I - Scope & Intent
D. Code of Conduct
The expectation that participants shall treat each other with respect and civility extends beyond SCA gatherings. Participants expressing themselves in any forum on an issue related to the SCA shall likewise maintain civility and courtesy. While freedom of speech is valued in most countries, there are limits when that speech is libelous, bullies, or incites. When considering sanctions in response to such commentary, the sanctioning authority shall consider both how public the comment was and how disruptive the comment was to the SCA or its local branch or affiliate.
No participant in the SCA shall persecute another participant for any reason. Behavior that does not result in criminal charges and prosecution under modern law, but is disruptive to the peace and well-being of the SCA, a local branch, or affiliated group (e.g., disturbing the peace by ongoing malicious behavior between parties or factions) is subject to sanction. Disruptive means actions or statements that are designed to impede the normal function of an SCA event; shock and disgust a clear and marked majority of those who witnessed it, and put attendees of the event at legal, financial or physical risk. In extreme cases, such malicious behavior may rise to the level at which an expulsion and a Revocation of Membership and Denial of Participation (R&D) are appropriate. One example would be a pattern of bad behavior by an individual or group of individuals over a significant time that cause a number of people to leave the SCA due to their interactions with the individual or group in question. For an act to be malicious it requires forethought and the intent to harm.