Heavy Weapons Marshal in Charge:
Shair Fiachna mac Phariac
Combat Archery Marshal In Charge:
Mistress Laurettia atte Blacksterre


Early bird inspection in Camp Moltania from 5 PM to 6 PM and again from 7 PM to 8 PM

Friday Fighting Schedule:

4:00 PM Armor inspection opens for Friday Night Fights!
7:30 PMFriday Night Fights Begins!

Saturday Fighting Schedule:

8:00 AM Armor Inspection Opens
10:00 AMFighting Scenarios Start
(Field battles will include Combat Archery)
TBDLunch after completion of the first 3 scenarios
After LunchFighting Scenarios Resume
?:?? PMFighting ends when the fighting ends…

Friday Night Fights!

Friday Night Fights – the only Meridian torchlight tournament where the fighters make a grand entrance to their own theme music. There will be dancing, there will be singing, and there will be weapons slinging. We will be hosting Heavy Combat, Rapier, and perhaps even youth combat if these kiddies come to party!!! All authorized fighters are invited to participate. This year’s torchlight tournament will be Friday night at Fools War around 8:30 PM. (Times may be flexible, so bear with us.) Fighters are encouraged to RSVP by Sending Duke Timothy of Long Bennington a Facebook PM. Send me 2 choices of entrance music (or be brave and let Duke Timothy pick for you). Anyone who fails to RSVP enters the fighting field to a song of Duke Timothy’s choice.

Battle Scenarios

The First Northern War
-each battle will be run twice, with teams switching sides-
-each battle’s duration will be recorded-
-In court, we will report how “The Witcher” history played out-


-limited resurrection battle-

-two narrow passes-

Date: July 1263

Location: Marnadal Stairs (a mountain pass, river valley)

DEFENDING: Cintra, led by King Eist Tuirseach †

ATTACKING: Nilfgaard, led by Field Mardhal Menno Coehoorn

Cintra Forces: 10,000 soldiers (3 resurrections)

Nilfgaard Forces: 320,000 soldiers (6 resurrections)

In 1263, Nilfgaard had to take Cintra to defeat The North.  

In July, after crossing the Marnadal Stairs of the Amell Mountains, the Nilfgaardians encountered the Cintran Army at the foot of the pass. The two sides clashed and while Queen Calanthe and her husband, King Eist Tuirseach, led the Cintran forces, they were eventually overwhelmed after a day’s time, with Eist being shot through one of his eyes with an arrow, instantly killing him. Despite being encircled by the enemy, Calanthe managed to gather the few survivors left and escaped back to the capital city, even though she was seriously injured.

Historical Outcome: Cintra is defeated, leading to the capital’s downfall and to the Slaughter of Cintra.


-limited resurrection battle-

-palace interior-

Date: July 1263

Location: Cintra, capital city of The North

DEFENDING: Cintra, led by Queen Calanthe†

ATTACKING: Nilfgaard, led by Field Marshal Menno Coehoorn

Cintra Forces: The citizens of Cintra (2 resurrections)

Nilfgaard Forces: 300,000 soldiers (4 resurrections)

In 1263, Queen Calanthe gathered her remaining troops and nobles and retreated to the city, but during the retreat she was heavily wounded and had to be transported. 

There were so few troops left that there was no need for a siege, and once Nilfgaardian forces reached the city, they attacked quickly. Calanthe, the nobles, and all the troops barricaded themselves inside the castle, but Nilfgaardian mages quickly destroyed the gate and entered. Only the enchanted inner keep could be defended, but everyone knew they could not resist for long. 

After four days of resistance, the army of Nilfgaard broke into the keep. Cintran women killed their children, the women were killed by the men, and the men then committed suicide. Calanthe asked someone to finish her off, but nobody had the courage to do it, so she leaped headfirst out of the castle tower.  The city of Cintra was completely razed.

Historical Outcome: The slaughter at Cintra led the Nilfgaardian army to march north and attack Sodden.  Cintra is made a Nilfgaardian Imperial province. 


-open field-

-limited resurrections-

Date: August 1263

Location: Upper Sodden (southern Sodden)

DEFENDING: Northern Kingdoms, led by Crach an Craite, Jarl of Ard Skellig

ATTACKING: Nilfgaard, led by Field Marshal Menno Coehoorn

Northern Forces: Nordlings

(2 resurrections)

Nilfgaard Forces: 300,000 soldiers

(3 resurrections)

History: The Nilfgaardian Empire launched a full-scale invasion of the Northern Kingdoms after defeating Cintra.

Historical Outcome: Nilfgaardian victory, resulting in the defending northern army being soundly defeated.

The Battle of Sodden Hill 

-broken field-

-limited resurrection-

-archers are Nordlings in both rounds-

-archers have limited movement- 

-being hit by an arrow, anywhere, means resurrecting as a Nordling-

Date: August 1263

Location: Sodden Hill in Lower Sodden

DEFENDING: Nordlings, led by King Vizimir II of Redania

(3 resurrections) Foltest of Temeria

Demavend III of Aedirn

King Henselt of Kaedwenled 

The Brotherhood of Mages (archers)

(no resurrections)

ATTACKING: Nilfgaard, led by Field Marshal Menno Coehoorn 

(3 resurrections)

History: Also known as the Second Battle of Sodden, it took place in Lower Sodden during the last phase of the First War with Nilfgaard. The hill itself is also known variously as “Mage Hill”, “Kite Hill” or the “Hill of the Fourteen”, because fourteen of the twenty-two mages involved in the battle were said to have been killed fighting the Nilfgaardian Army (at least according to official sources). A reported one hundred thousand participants fought in the battle, of which at least thirty thousand were either killed or wounded. 

Although there are fourteen graves, there are no more than thirteen bodies. Triss Merigold is said to be among the fourteen, but she survived if not unscathed. The names of the fallen (including Triss) are carved on a stone obelisk. Each year at Belleteyn, fires are lit to commemorate those killed on the hill.

Upon his visit to the site after the conflict Geralt was terrified that the 14th name on the hill was that of Yennefer. Fortunately for him the name belonged to another mage called Yoël Grethen whom he did not know.
Historical Outcome: Nilfgaard defeat

The Second Northern War


-scenario with “tables” (barriers)-

-single resurrection-

-teams are divided into three units-

-neutrals will line up and join a side as combatants expend their resurrections-

Date: July 1267

Location: Thanedd Island

Northern Supporters: Philippa Eilhart Keira Metz Sabrina Glevissig

(80%) Triss Merigold Radcliffe † Detmold

Drithelm † Sigismund Dijkstra Voymir

Nilfgaardian Supporters: Vilgefortz Francesca Findabair Artaud Terranova †

(80%) Scoia’tael Fercart † Isengrim Faoiltiarna

Rience Lydia van Bredevoort †

Cahir Mawr Dyffryn aep Ceallach

Neutral: Tissaia de Vries Dorregaray Marti Södergren

(40%) Hen Gedymdeith † Yennefer Marquard †

-20% from each team- Rejean † Bianca d’Este † Carduin


The Thanedd Coup was a battle between mages during one of their conclaves in the Academy of Aretuza on Thanedd Island, beginning on July 1, 1267.  Originally meant to be one of their normal meetings, the mages were secretly split between supporting Nilfgaard and the North, and both planned to use the meeting to catch the other side unawares.  In the end, violence broke out and many were killed or injured, and the Brotherhood of Sorcerers was effectively dissolved.

Background: You can go look this up.  It’s a lot.  This scenario deals with the concluding conflict.

Historical Outcome: Brotherhood of Sorcerers dissolved, Nilfgaard invades the North.


-bridge and boat battle-

-split armies-

-two boats make a bridge-

Date: 31 August 1267

Location: Red Lobinden’s Bridge near Red Port

DEFENDING: Nilfgaard, led by Commander Morteisen† of the 7th Daerlanian Cavalry Brigade

(3 resurrections)

ATTACKING: Lyria and Rivia, led by Queen Meve

(4 resurrections)


Queen Meve of Lyria and Rivia, after the loss of her army, led a guerrilla fight against the Nilfgaardians in Lyria until her troops significantly grew in strength, thanks to many volunteers and mercenaries.  Meve decided to cross the Yaruga and move the fight into Nilfgaard-occupied Angren to harass and destroy Nilfgaard’s supply lines.

On Red Lobinden’s Bridge, near Red Port, Meve left some troops to secure the retreat of her army. Meve’s host was eventually encountered by a stronger Nilfgaardian army in the south and mercilessly driven back to the Yaruga. The Lyrians made it to a ferry on the Yaruga river, hoping to at least bring their queen to the other shore, so she would not be captured by the enemy. 

Meanwhile, on the opposite shore, the Nilfgaardian Daerlan brigade, which had been fighting in Lyria, made it to the ferry at the same time. Both, Nilfgaardians and Lyrians desperately tried to get their hands on the ferry and pursued it fervently, until eventually all groups converged at the bridge near Red Binduga.

The Daerlan Brigade, however, managed to get to the bridge first and promptly attacked the small contingent of Lyrian infantry that was to defend the bridge, shattering it and forcing it into retreat. Lyrian infantry counterattacked and stalled Nilfgaard’s advance and recaptured the northern shore, thus securing the Lyrian rear and enabling the main host to retreat across the river. 

The Nilfgaardians on the northern shore prepared for a counterattack but, seeing the superior Lyrian host advancing in their direction, fled and dispersed. When the Lyrian host had crossed the bridge was torn down behind them. 

After the battle, Geralt was knighted by Meve and Reynard Odo for his significant, though unintended, role in the battle and officially came to be known as Geralt of Rivia.

Historical Outcome: Nilfgaard defeat


-bridge battle-

-65% of spears on Nordling side-

-45% Nordling, 55% Nilfgaard-

-no archery-

Date: 1268

Location: Red Lobinden’s Bridge near Red Port

DEFENDING: Nordlings, led by Commander John Natalis

(3 resurrections)

ATTACKING: Nilfgaard, led by Commander Menno Coehoorn†

(3 resurrections)


For their initial incursion, Nilfgaard sent the heavily armed Alba Division. After some success on the battlefield, Alba had reached the center of the Temerian Army and was stuck there. The Nilfgaardian soldiers’ heavy armour restricted their movements making them easy targets for the pikes and spears of the Temerians. Ultimately the Temerian infantry prevailed.

Field marshal Coehoorn gathered his remaining troops (the Nauzicaa and 7th Daerlan brigades) and attacked the location where the elves were. He didn’t count on Bronibor’s infantry fighting so bravely against a larger foe. On the left flank, Nilfgaard’s army was in ruins, troops fighting at the center front were losing to the Nordling armies. Nauzicaa was surrounded and destroyed and 7th Daerlan brigade were defeated by PFI and by the Free Company. The entire Nilfgaardian Army was either defeated or surrounded. Menno Coehoorn was killed trying to escape from battle by Zoltan Chivay’s company.

Historical Outcome: It was the turning point for the North, who had been, up until that point, losing rather badly.

-This is not book series canon, but video game sourced-
-This battle is an option if people just want one more-


-basic open field-

Date: 1272

Location: The village of White Orchard, Temeria.

DEFENDING: Nordlings, led by Commander John Natalis

(3 resurrections)

ATTACKING: Nilfgaard, led by Commander Menno Coehoorn†

(3 resurrections)


In Spring of 1272 troops from Nilfgaard commanded by captain Peter Saar Gwynleve clashed with Temerian forces on a battlefield near the village.

Although both sides suffered heavy losses, the battle ended with the victory of Nilfgaard. Captain Gwynleve decided to spare the inhabitants and avoided looting the village; he then established his headquarters in the local garrison.

Historical Outcome: Nilfgaard victory.