Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday and Investiture

September 22-24, 2017

As seasons change, so must our fair barony. Please join us to celebrate our birthday, say good-bye to our beloved Marc and Alianor, and welcome our newest baronage! Persons needing Gold Key (loaner garb), please contact Lady Prudence.

Activities

Armored fighters
We’re not sure yet what scenario Master Achbar is cooking up for the armored combatants, but we can tell you that our own Baron Marc d’Aubny has crafted one of his gorgeous swords for just this occasion. Come and test your mettle on the field of combat, and you may well go home with this coveted prize!

Rapier fighters
A full day designed to test your mettle is in store for you. A poker tournament is sure to whet your appetite, and a drunken sailor tournament is certain to make you think outside of the box. Melee activities will round out the day, if any combatants are left standing.

Artisans
You are certainly not to be forgotten! Competitions and displays will be held throughout the day so that you may show your pride in our Barony to our incoming Baronage.

  • Garb Runway Challenge
    The St. Anne’s Guild of Clothiers will be sponsoring a Newcomer’s Garb Competition for the Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday. The criteria for this competition is two-fold and is as follows:
    Active: SCA membership for over one year or more to include with delight, Laurels and Pearls. Your first garb. This will be the first runway display to encourage and support the Newcomers of their skills in making garb. A baldric will be awarded in Green and White for the runway display.
    Newcomers: SCA membership for one year or less and must be made by the individual that will be entering the competition. Additional points will be for garb in green and white in celebration as this Sacred Stone Baronial Birthday will also be an Investiture.

    St. Anne’s Guild signs ups will occur Saturday morning at 9:00 am in the Hall. Should you have any questions, please contact Lady Adair of Makyswell (Catherine King), Lady Francesca di Corso (Kelly Melissa Prim) or Lord Ian Munro.
  • Baronial Pride
    A competition to lead off the festivities, bring your best use of green and white in any medium so that the populace may gaze upon your handiwork. Documentation is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • Novice Competition
    If you are new to the SCA or new to a craft, bring us your handiwork. Those who have been crafting in the displayed medium for less than one year are encouraged to participate. Documentation is highly encouraged, but not required.
  • Leather Work
    Lord Ian, in his quest to educate on the history of leather work, is also issuing a challenge to artisans to bring their best reproduction leather goods (along with the documentation from the original source material) for all to see. In the quest to educate the populace, documentation is required.
  • Open Display
    Whether you are new to displaying your work or you just want to show something new without being judged, please feel free to contribute to the Open Display. Displays will not be judged, but commentary and feedback on your work (as well as generally geeking out) will be available at your own pace throughout the day.
  • A&S Pentathlon Prep Consult Table
    Those wishing for consultation will be encouraged to leave their items for general display. Those with Pentathlon or Kingdom level competition experience are also asked to participate in this consult opportunity.

Feast
1st Remove
Bread/Cheese/Fruit, Basque Vegetable Soup (vegan), Pollo a la Riojana, Roasted Root Vegetables (vegan), Ryse of flessh (vegan)
2nd Remove
Char de porc fresche, Savory Toasted Cheese, Glazed Carrots, Chocolate Yogurt Bundt Cake
Please contact the cook (Lord Otto) with questions or for allergy/dietary information.

Bards
Kick off the festivities by attending the Bardic Blow Out on Friday night. Through the day, the punniest of our gentles will be challenged by displaying their originality, abundance and pure stamina in what is sure to leave our sides splitting!

Youth fighters
Bring your gear, you’re going to need it! An off-hand tournament will challenge how well-rounded your skills are becoming. If that’s not enough, you are to face the dreaded Hunger Games Challenge! Melee scenarios are also in store for our up and coming fighters.

Archery shoots will be held throughout the day for our ranged weapons enthusiasts.

Additional activities will be announced as they become finalized.

Archers
The range will be open from 11am (directly following morning court) until 5pm. An adult novelty/prize shoot will occur at noon. Kids novelty/prize shoot will be at 2pm. Royal Rounds will be shot throughout the day as requested.

Additional questions may be directed to our Autocrat, Baroness Gwenllian Ferch Gwilim (Neca Johnson), 7 Finch Ave., Thomasville, NC 27360 Phone: (336) 908-1230, E-mail: bneca@hotmail.com. No calls after 9pm please.

Reservations

Reservations may be completed online through the PayPal Event Registration Form or sent to Mistress Kisaiya Zingara (Dawn Davis) 900 Stockwood Ct, High Point NC 27265. If you have questions about reserving your space, please contact Mistress Kisaiya at Kisaiya@gmail.com or 336-252-9860 (no calls after 9 please.)

Event Activities

Site Information

Baronial Birthday will be held at Camp York in King’s Mountain State Park
Kings Mountain State Park, Fire Rd, Blacksburg, SC 29702

For those that have not been to the site, Kings Mountain is a wooded site with some uneven ground. Vehicles may not be driven to cabins or off the main roads. Please plan accordingly when packing.

Event Costs

  Adult Child (5-17)
Member Site Fee $11 $6
Non-Member Site Fee $16 $6
Feast $10 $10
Camping Fee $5

Event Schedule

Friday, Sept 22
6pm Site Opens, Gate Opens  
8pm Evening Court Main Hall
9:30pm Bardic Blowout (directly following court) Main Field
10pm Gate Closes  
Saturday, Sept 23
8am Gate Opens  
8:30am MoL Opens Main Field
9am Morning Authorizations Main Field
  A&S Drop-Offs Open Main Hall
  Punning Competition Sign-Ups Open Main Hall
  Garb Runway Challenge Sign-Ups Open Main Hall
10am Morning Court and Investiture Main Field
11am-5pm Martial Activities (directly following court)  
12-2pm A&S Judging Main Hall
1pm Garb Runway Challenge Main Hall
3pm Gate Closes  
4pm A&S Entry/Display Pick-Up Main Hall
4-7pm Set-up for Best Dressed Table Main Hall
5:30pm Evening Court Main Field
7pm Feast Main Hall
  Punning Competition Finale  
  Announcement of Best Dressed Table  
Sunday, Sept 24
10am Site Closes  

Additional Accommodations

Reservation space for overnight stays on site are limited to 120 gentles. Additional space for RV camping is available within King’s Mountain State Park, but not within Camp York.

Holiday Inn Express
100 Woodlake Pkwy, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 734-0014
 
Super 8 Kings Mountain
106 Holiday Inn Dr, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 750-1332
 
Quality Inn
722 York Rd, Kings Mountain, NC 28086
(704) 739-7070



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