[AET] Blackstone Raid XVII

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Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! The rumors of Midrealm aggression are true! For the 17th year, the Midrealm army intends to invade the southern lands of glorious Aethelmearc. Their soldiers intend to take your coal and test your steel. We are putting out the call to our fellow countrymen to come defend the land.

We beg the attendance of all heavy weapons fighters and fencers to repel the foreign hordes. Weapons masters can display their prowess at the torchlight bear pit weapons proficiency tourney held Thursday through Saturday at 10pm. The Midrealm armies will march upon our soil Saturday at noon. Fencers will experience the chance to fight on an actual covered bridge as well as a roving tournament. Thrown weapons and archery shoots will take place on our scenic archery range.

Don?t miss the Atl-atl Cattle Battle!

Lady Girlie (Reah Brec) will again be offering her renowned children?s activities on Saturday afternoon. Come see what she has up her sleeve this year.

The site offers ample room for A&S activities. Please contact Baroness Rowan le Beau (Jeannie Cress) at rowansca@aol.com if you are interested in teaching a class. This is a good place to try out that class you might want to teach at war.

An A&S display and artisan forum will be offered on Saturday as well.

The event will be held at Cedar Lakes Conference Center HC88, Box 21 (no street address) Ripley , WV 25271 (304-372-7860) http://www.cedarlakes. com

Site opens April 24, 2008, at noon and closes Sunday, April 27, 2008, at noon. The site is discretely damp. Period containers, please. The site is pet friendly but all non service animals must be kept on a leash and outside buildings.

The reservations clerk for the event is Baroness Gwyneth Olafsdottir Ricsews2@verizon. net.

Please make your personal check or money order out to SCA Inc.-Barony of Blackstone Mountain.

The site fees are $20.00 for Adults and $10.00 for Children 6-17 (5 and under are free).

Dorm beds are $6.00 per person per night. Children 6-17 are $3.00 each.

Camping is free and is available right next to the battlefield and merchant areas.

There will be a feast for 100 gentles.

Feast fee is $11.00 for Adults and $6.00 for Children 6-12. (5 and under eat free).

There is the mandatory non-member surcharge of $3.00 if you do not present proof of membership at the gate.

There is a family cap of $105 for Site and Feast Fees. Dorm beds are not included in this cap. For this event a family is defined as two adults and their minor children who reside at the same address.

April 14, 2008 is the cutoff date for refunds

There are hotel rooms available on site. You must contact Cedar Lakes directly, 304-372-7860, to make a reservation.

Merchants are encouraged to attend. There is no fee. We will ask for our usual small donation. Merchant-o-crats are the Ladies Rose and Crystal Mac Ursus. Any needs or concerns about merchanting should be directed to Lady Crystal MacUrsus lunarserpentinelady @yahoo.com

Food merchants are welcome and will be in attendance.

Directions:
FROM THE NORTH:
Take Exit 132 off I-77 At bottom of exit ramp, turn left on Route 21 North Go underneath the Intersection Make first right onto Cedar Lakes Drive (Burger King) Cedar Lakes Conference Center is 3.5 miles on the right

FROM THE SOUTH:
Take Exit 132 off 1-77 At bottom of exit ramp, make a right on Route 21 North

Make first right onto Cedar Lakes Drive (Burger King) Cedar Lakes Conference Center is 3.5 miles on the right Location:
Barony of Blackstone Mountain (Ripley, West Virginia)