Greetings unto the populace of the vast Sherwood Forest from THL Aislinge, Deputy Sheriff of Nottingham!
I have received this day reports of terrible deeds performed by so-called "merry" men in the woods of Meridies. They steal the hard-earned gold of our wealthiest peers and distribute it to the layabout beggars from hither to yon. We shall make our ambush of these hoods down in the Shire of Vulpine Reach on the 16th Day of October and shall settle all scores, once and for all.
I have heard they plan to choose a new leader amongst them, to be dubbed Robin the Hood, by virtue of armored combat. As our most recent Sheriff has retired, we too have decided to host a tournament to select our new Sheriff. Whoever be left standing shall lead our supporters in a grand melee against the Hood and his men yon afternoon!
I hear further that those villains shall let fly with the bow and arrow with a competition of archery, and I dare say the yeoman of our lands must meet them and prove that no Sherwood string springs more sprightly than a Nottingham bow.
And to think, all of this coincides with the Nottingham Fair, a competition of arts and sciences (judged to Kingdom standards), of which a category winner and a grand champion shall be selected! I have deemed any merry man that might spoil the competition or any of our selection of classes on all manner of subject an outlaw!
Perhaps in the evening we may turn about our differences and gather for a feast provided by Sir Stuart MacDonald. A rumor persists that Tobias a'Dale will challenge the twisted tongues of the diners to come up with limerick to entertain using words of great complexity and craft. We may even be inclined to dance at even'song, as we pick at the sweetmeats and other imported delights.
I hope that we may count on your support against these outlaws, so we may once again travel the roads through our Kingdom in peace.
When: October 15-17, 2010. Site opens 5pm EST October 15 and closes 10am EST October 17.
Where: Booker T. Washington State Park. 5801 Champion Road, Chattanooga, TN. Take best route to I-75 Chattanooga. Merge onto Hwy 153 and take Exit 4 towards Airport/Chickamauga Dam. Go 4-6 miles and merge onto Hwy 58E (Exit 5A) towards Decatur. Go 2.4 miles and turn left on Champion Rd. Follow SCA signs to group camp.
Schedule (all times are EST):
5:00pm - Site opens
7:00 - Traveler's Faire, open to all, until we run out
8:00 - Period games in the hall
12:00am - Troll closes
7:30am - 9:00 - Breakfast served, open to all. Troll reopens.
9:00 - 10:00 - Armour inspection
9:00 - 10:00 - A&S set-up (entries to the hall)
9:00 -11:00 - Children's activities
10:00 - A&S judging begins
10:00 - Robin Hood Heavy Tourney begins (the winner of this tourney will lead the afternoon melee) - This will be a sheildless competition. Prize: Rattan
10:00 - Will Scarlet Rapier Tourney begins (the winner of this tourney will lead the afternoon melee). Prize: Staff
11:30 - Sheriff Heavy Tourney starts (the winner of this tourney will lead the opposing team in the afternoon melee). Prize: Sword
11:30 - Guy of Gisbourne Rapier Tourney starts. Prize: Rapier dagger
12:00 - 1:30 - Fundraiser lunch (hosted by the Company of St. Micahel). Troll closes.
1:00-3:00 Children's activities
1:30 - Melees begin (Robin Hood versus the Sheriff of Nottingham, and Will Scarlet versus Guy of Gisborne)
3:30 - Archery Competition starts. Prize: 1/2 dozen handmade arrows
3:00 - Pick up A&S entries (hall closes until 5:30)
6:00 - Feast
8:30 - Dessert in hall
8:30 - Dancing in hall/pavilion
10:00 site closes
(Schedule is subject to change)
Special Notes: If guilds would like to sponsor an A&S category, please contact THL Aisligne (info below).
There will be black and white alpaca fleece as a prize for the fiber arts competition and a $50 prize for the live arts competition. Guilds hosting specific categories will provide additional prizes.
Flat Breah and Garlic Butter
A Pottage of Peas
Sweet Rice in Almond Milk
Smoked Loin of Pork
Mustard and Plum Sauces
Pasta with Bacon, Leeks, and Cheese
A dessert table will be provided for the Revel
(Feast menu is subject to change)
Contact: Autocrat/Reservations A&S Classes & Competition Feastcrat 1307 S. Polk Street
A&S Classes & Competition
1307 S. Polk Street
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