Rio de las Animas Defender
June 21 ā€“ 23
Site opens noon Friday the 21 st , site closes Sunday June 23 rd 4PM
Heed the call, all warriors, archers and artisans. Shire Rio de las Animas is again in search of steadfast
protectors in these harsh lands. We call all heavy fighters forth to compete and win the right to guard
our mountain passes. Light fighters, we need a cunning soul to guard our very Shire. Archers we need a
keen eye and steady hand to watch over us all. Artisans come, enrich the shire with your wonderful
works, or teach us your skills.
Rio de las Animas welcome all to Salt Hold to fight, shoot and revel.
Event activities and schedule forthcoming
No water available on site. Please bring your own.
There will be no food vendors, nearest town is 10 miles.
All cook stoves and lanterns must have an on/off switch. All encampments must have a fire extinguisher
visible.
The use of campfires will be determined by current weather conditions and the site owner.
The SCA is a does not tolerate the use of Marijuana. Anyone found using Marijuana will escorted off site.
NO EXCEPTIONS.

From Durango, CO (Hwy 550/160 intersection)
Head East on Hwy 160 10 miles to 225A
Turn Right on 225 A .5 miles to County Road 510
Turn left on County Road 510 and travel 2.7 miles to County Road 510 and County Road 513
intersection.
County Road 510 makes a 90 degree turn left.
Continue on County Road 510 .7 Miles. Entrance to site will be on the right, .2 miles past 3699 CR 510.

From Bayfield CO (Hwy 160 and County Road 501 Intersection)
Travel West on Hwy 160 8.6 miles to County Road 225 A
Turn Left onto County Road 225 A .5 miles to County Road 510
Turn left on County Road 510 and travel 2.7 miles to County Road 510 and County Road 513
intersection.
County Road 510 makes a 90 degree turn left.

Continue on County Road 510 .7 Miles. Entrance to site will be on the right, .2 miles past 3699 CR 510.

Greetings! Nineteen years ago, in a much younger Kingdom, a small group of friends gathered for a day of fighting, feasting and fun. Thus the traditions of our shire began. Come all and help us celebrate the days past, when great contests were fought at the Silver Pass with rapier, arrow, sword and mead. Come all to out beautiful mountain site to help us forge new memories that will be told as tales of glory in the years to come. Old friends, new friends, all who pass this way, we welcome you to a weekend of fighting and fun. There will be something for everyone to do: tourneys for rapier, heavy weapons, archer and cut and thrust as well as arts and sciences siege projects.

The Shire of Rio de las Animas is looking for a new champion of the Silver Pass as our current one grows tired and longs for rest. If you think you are up to the challenge, we beg you to join us and stand on the fields to meet great opponents and see who will be our new champion!

Our annual event features armored combat, archery, the arts and sciences, and so much more. Visit our event website using the link below to find out more.

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