[SCA-AE] Siege of Glenary
ravenstyx at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 25 18:31:35 EDT 2008
Greetings unto the Kingdom of Aethelmearc,
The Shire of Sylvan Glen (Eastern Panhandle of WV) will be holding the 13th
Annual Siege of Glengary Sept. 26-28. We have a full weekend of activities
planned and we still have opening for teachers. If you would like to teach a
class, please contact me ravenstyx at yahoo.com.
See below for full event details.
Lady Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir
13th Annual Siege of Glengary
September 26-28, 2008
Camp Frame 4-H Camp
Last summer was a time of great hope in the Shire of Sylvan Glen. After months
of intense negotiations and diplomacy, we had reached an agreement with our
long time enemy, the Barony of Highland Foorde in the Kingdom of Atlantia. We
entered into an alliance with our former nemesis with the goal of ridding our
respective lands of the bold and brash brigands menacing our highways and
In the fall, we marched onto the field of battle to face the hooligans who had
been cornered. We felt that victory was close at hand only to find bitter
betrayal as the Barony of Highland Foorde and those fighting with her turned
on us and joined forces with the bandits in an audacious ploy to regain the
Sylver Apple of Sylvan Glen for themselves. Fortunately for us, a few quick
witted shire folk realized what was happening and spirited the Apple away to
safety before the overwhelming numbers of Atlantians had won the battle.
After such shocking defeat, the populace of Sylvan Glen feared that Highland
Foorde, flush with their victory ,though deprived of the Apple, may embolden
the marauders to make yet another grab for our treasured talisman. It looked
as if a very dark time was about to descend upon the shire, but then rumbles
of war from the distant north began to reach our ears. As the rumbling grew
louder, we saw a lifting of the dark foreboding that had settled over the
shire. This great loud noise heralded the rise of a new power and an immense
army began to amass on the borders of Highland Foorde. As this army has
continued to grow, Highland Foorde has called upon every able-bodied fighter
to attend to the defense of her eastern and northern borders, and so now they
have little time or energy to spare on our small shire.
Our joy over this turn of events, which briefly offered us the hope of peace,
was short lived as reports of small groups of raiders hitting our farms and
orchards to the south started to trickle in. Our scouts have learned that this
new enemy believes that there the way to great treasure lies hidden within the
Abbey of St. Nameless, and they are preparing to raid this cherished
repository of knowledge. There are a great many secrets large and small hidden
within the chambers of this building though they are of a far different sort
than these new raiders seek. We must not let these secrets fall into the wrong
hands. The safety and security of Sylvan Glen and, indeed, the very Kingdom of
Aethelmearc are at stake. So once again, we find ourselves calling to our
friends, our allies, and the Great Sylver Stag to come to our aid as we defend
the gateway to Aethelmearc from a new threat.
The day’s activities will include heavy fighting, youth fighting, thrown
weapons, archery, fencing, classes (including a scribal track), a bardic
competition, and the A&S populace choice competition returns this year as
well. We will end the day with a feast for 100. Join us the Camp Frame 4-H
Camp (No street address) in Hedgesville, WV 25427. The autocrat for this event
is Lady Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir (304-886-124, siege at sylvanglen.org).
Prices are as follows:
Camping (for the weekend): $12.00, day trip, $8.00. Children ages 6-17
camping, $7.00, day trip, $3.00. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided
Saturday and is included in the site fees. We will also provide a Travelers’
Repast on Friday night as part of the site. Feast is an additional $7.00 for
adults, and an additional $3.00 for children ages 6-15. Children age 5 and
under camp and feast as our guests, but please register them. There is a $3.00
surcharge for non-members. A Travelers Repast and a light breakfast and lunch
on Saturday are included in the site fee.
Pre-registration is encouraged, especially for those wishing to feast, as
at-the-door feast slots will be limited. Master Huen Damebridge will once
again be preparing a sumptuous meal for your delight. Please make checks
payable to "SCA, Inc.-Shire of Sylvan Glen.” Kindly send reservations by
September 15, 2008 to Lady Mariia Kotok (Marilyn Kinyon), 1598 Sawmill Rd.,
Hedgesville, WV 25427, mamalynx at allvantage.com, 304-229-1854. No calls before
10 AM or after 10 PM. When sending payment for a group, please include both
SCA and mundane names of gentles attending along with names and ages of all
Directions: Take your best route to I-81. Take exit 16W in West Virginia. This
merges onto Rt. 9. Follow Rt. 9 through the town of Hedgesville, WV. Once you
pass the Hedgesville Fire Dept., it’s approximately 3 miles to Camp Frame Rd.
Turn right on to Camp Frame Rd. Continue on this road, staying to the right.
Camp Frame is at the end of it.
Some people have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again
and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life,
with awe, pleasure, wonder, and even ecstasy.- A.H. Maslow-
Are you one of them?
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