King’s Stoke

First to March, First to Stand, First to Break the King

King’s Stoke Wassail VI is an event in Profound Decisions’ Empire world, aimed at Marchers and their friends.  Characters from all nations are welcome provided that they can find at least one Marcher to invite or vouch for them.


The event will take place at the Yorkshire Farming Museum and Danelaw Viking Village, Murton Park, York, YO19 5UF.


Characters are invited to King’s Stoke for wassail and remembrance of the dead; however, King’s Stoke is not always a safe place.  There will be opportunities for combat at this event; if you play a character who would be willing to engage in combat, we would recommend bringing weapons and armour.  There will also be plot of various kinds run with the sanctioning of Profound Decisions.


The event will take place from Friday 2nd-Sunday 4th November 2018.  You are welcome to arrive from 5pm on the Friday; we are planning a soft time in with dinner served around 8pm.  The main activities of the weekend will mostly take place on the Saturday, so if you are only able to attend for the day you will still get most of the fun.

How much?

Prices and how to pay are on the booking page.

There will be around 60 full-event character spaces.

We will also looking for around 20 crew.  Crewing is free. For crew with Empire characters, we can usually offer the opportunity to play your character for some of the event, though this is not an absolute guarantee.


There are around 40 bedspaces in the Dark Ages Village, for in-character sleeping. These consist of either sleeping shelves or straw mattresses, in wooden houses with firepits.  Please bring plentiful and very warm blankets and sleeping bags.

There is also space in the village to erect your own IC tents, or elsewhere on site to erect OOC tents.

This year we are sadly not able to offer any indoor centrally-heated sleeping space. There will be heated spaces available during the day, but sadly the site is no longer able to allow us to sleep in the heated buildings. There will be discounted tickets for those who sleep off-site.

If you tell us you plan to sleep OOC or off-site, you will still be given an IC house to base yourself in, though it may be one it is not physically possible to sleep in.

Eating and Drinking

Food will be provided by Serve it Forth, and will consist of Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Sunday breakfast and lunch.

If you can bring your own IC drinking and eating vessels and cutlery, that would be very useful; we will have some available but having your own may be most convenient.

Saturday dinner will be a traditional wassail celebration around the houses of the village.  Please bring some food and/or drink appropriate to your character or nation, and enough to feed a hungry person.  We will also provide some food for this celebration.

The Sign of the Tower will be open, serving beers, ciders and soft drinks for IC and OOC money; you are also welcome to bring your own drinks.


King’s Stoke Wassail is a private venture of Tim Packer and team trading as King’s Stoke Events. Plot will be approved by Profound Decisions, but full responsibility for the event lies with the King’s Stoke Events team.

Places are allocated at our sole discretion, and we reserve the right to refuse or cancel bookings at our sole discretion.

Bookings are confirmed only on receipt of payment, or if we agree to accept a booking with payment deferred to a specific date. If we take your booking with agreement to defer payment, you are liable to pay whether or not you attend. Refunds for cancellation will be issued only if we are able to fill your place, or in special circumstances at our sole discretion.

Equality and Diversity

We subscribe to Profound Decisions’ Equality and Diversity statement.

If you feel that someone else booked for this event would make you feel unsafe, please let us know and we will consult with you about the best way to resolve that.

Main organiser for this event is Tim Packer, and head of plot is Michelle Taylor; they can be contacted at; if you experience any problems related to safety or discrimination, we would like you to let us know, if you feel able to, either directly or through the crew member you feel safest talking to.