Wizarding in the Wild West

 
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Quests

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Our quests are built around the single purpose of helping our participants develop the skills and knowledge to embellish and flesh out their characters, in personality, props, and costume. We offer the skills and training to help make their vision a reality!

Before enrolling in one of these quests, we encourage participants to first acquaint themselves with some of the stories of the Blackburn brothers and begin to get an idea of a character they'd like to create. 

 

A Broom Worthy Of Flight

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A well-known broom making wizard has brought his skills all the way from Appalachia to help enterprising witches and wizards get the nuance of building a broom worthy of flight! Bring Your Own Stick, buy one of ours, or look in our woodpile.

Black Walnut Ink Making

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An ink maker will assist you in the simple but particular process of brewing a cauldron of ink from scratch from walnuts grown in our garden. You will come away with a container of homemade ink!

Capes and Coats for Crones

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Learn from a crafty witch to follow a pattern and assemble your own clothing and costume use a sewing machine, and principles of design.

Cobbler's Craft

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​​​​​​​Learn to make your own boots and shoes from an authentic old-fashioned shoe maker.  Don't just leave your shoe making to the little people!

 

Bring your own raw materials or you may purchase some parts from us.

Delicious and Delectable Dainties

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Sweets are a realm of magic usually left to house elves, but in this experience, witches and wizards will have access to recipes and techniques that will delight the senses! Come learn about and create three delicious sweets.

Gemstones for Jewelers

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Learn to carve, cut, cleft, and polish a variety of semi precious gemstones, from agate to banded calcite, to malicite, to sea glass.

Leather Tanning

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Few materials are as useful for costumes and armour as leather. Learn the age-old craft of tanning and preparing leather from animal skins.

Love Potion No. 9

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Partner dance is the only thing in the magical world more effective and lasting than a love potion. Take lessons in American swing, latin social dance, and latin and standard ballroom dance to spice up your love life.

Millinery for Madams and Mages

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A sign of a successful witch is the size of her hat collection. Learn the craft of assembling all sorts of old-timey hats from scratch.

Outfitting Your Owlry

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A wizard needs a faithful companion. Learn all about birds of prey, what it takes to become a licensed falconer, and become an apprentice to a master.

Ringmaking for Rulers

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​​​​​​​Learn the art of brass, silver, and goldsmithing in the process of making rings and other jewelry.

 

Bring your own stones and precious metals, or purchase it from us.

Swimming with Sirens

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We have a mermaid who teaches participants to grow a tail and learn to swim like a mer person.

 

Receive your tail and learn to swim with the mermaids!

Weaving for Witches

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Your witch lair will be all the more cozy once you master the craft of making rugs from left over clothing and textiles. Learn the ins and outs of rag rug weaving.

Apothecarist for the Ages

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Learn how to germinate and grow plants, as well as design and maintain a garden worthy of a wizard.

Book Binding for Mystic Mages

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Learn the age-old craft of sewing together the elements of a leather-bound book from an experienced local artisan. 

Charmed Chocolates

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There are few arts more delicious and indulgent than the crafting of artisan chocolates. Come learn the techniques and familiarize yourself with the tools from a genuine local chocolatier.

Crafting Stained Glass

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Learn to design, cut, and solder colored glass into worthy windows and pieces of art for churches, homes, and ornaments.

Dwarven Smithing

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The dwarves are at it again! Its a rare opportunity when they've come from their northern wastes to the Blackburn Boarding House to offer lessons to those who wish to try their hand at smithing. Come get your first taste of pounding hot steel with a hammer!

Leather Armour Craft

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Not all armour is metal, in fact most isn't! We get you started on the most basic forms and functions of typical medieval leather armour.

Create armour, gloves, belts, and other valuable pieces.

Longsword Fighting

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Learn the techniques and skills used in this historical European martial art, and engage in mock battle during our magical marketplace.

Marionette Making

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Learn to build a handmade puppet from scratch under the tutelage of a puppet master. 

Mystical Magical Music Making

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Whether charming dragons, basilisks, or three headed dogs, music comes in handy for the resourceful wizard. Get started on your choice of a musical instrument.

Pentacle Pottery

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Come to the Blackburn Pottery Studio and learn to throw and finish bowls, mugs, and pitchers.

Sewing For Knights

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The knights of the realm require loads of protection. Learn the tedious and detailed techniques of making chain maille.

Tarot Toiletries

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Learn about crafting magical soaps, beard oils, and scents to lure and trap the senses. We teach the basic (and potentially dangerous) process of making soap and other lovely concoctions for your body and soul, all from scratch!

Wood Working for Wizards

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Learn the old-fashioned technique of making useful and magical things from wood.

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