[AET] Melee Madness

Madness in the form of battle fever has once again descended upon the Barony of Endless Hills! On May 30 - June 1, the Barony invites all to join us as Melee Madness returns with the classic Warlord tourney and five man melee team combat with broken field fighting. Enjoy a day of martial activities in preparation for Pennsic. If enough fighters arrive Friday evening there may be a torchlight tourney. Participants in the Warlord tourney are asked to bring something for submission to the Warlord chest.

Fencers, dare to test your mettle (and metal)? Start off with our morning Bearpit, and after a brief respite for lunch, launch right into the Tavern Brawls. The resurrection of the popular Triskele tournament in late afternoon will segue into the Torchlight tourney and Elizabethan Footpad brawl throughout the evening.

Aethelmearc Equestrians! Tack up your mighty steed and prepare for the first ever Aethelmearc Equestrian Championships. Come challenge for the prestige of being the first ever Kingdom Equestrian Champion. All riders are welcome to participate and enjoy the day's competitions. Horses must have a current Coggins, which will be checked before unloading. Box stalls are $10.00, plus a $5 refundable deposit. Horse Information forms are available at the gate. The Baronial Champion will be chosen by Baron Ulrich from the Barony riders competing that day.

The Annual Seven Pearls A&S Championship will again be held at Melee Madness. Open A&S and Bardic competitions will also be held for the glory of the arts in AEthelmearc. The theme is open, with documentation for A&S requested.

MERCHANTING is free. However, merchants must pre-register with the deputy autocrat; THL Maria Pienkneplotno (Linda Learn, Linda@classactfabrics.com (570-836-2318). Merchants need to bring their own dayshades/tents, tables, and chairs.

Youth activities will take place during the day. Dame Aoife Finn will be be coordinating them.

The site is the Wyoming County Fairgrounds, Route 6, Meshoppen, PA 18630 (no street address). The site is discretely damp, period containers please. Enclosed flame and portable fire pits are permitted. Banners and pageantry are encouraged! GATE opens Friday at 1:00PM and closes at 4:00PM Sunday.

Tent camping is free. CAMPING sites with an electric and water hook-up for RVs are available at $25.00/weekend. Contact the reservationist to reserve.

A DAYBOARD to satisfy a hungry fighter is included with your site fee. FEAST will be the usual fantastic and abundant Endless Hills gourmet production. Contact the Feast cook, Lord Anton (Eric Bruzgulis, ebruzgulis@yahoo.com), or the Dayboard cook, Mistress Euriol of Lothian (Cassandra Baldassano, euriol@ptd.net) to address dietary concerns. A bake sale will be held Saturday morning.

For the full days schedule go to the Barony website: http://www.endlesshills.aethelmearc.net/index_files/meleemadness.htm

Site Fee: Adults $8.00, Youth 13-17 $7.00 Children 5-12 $4.00, Under 5 free. Family cap on site fees $30.00

Feast Fee: Adults $8.00, Youth 13-17 $6.00, Children 5-12 $4.00, Under 5 $1.00 for feast seat, or free if on an adult lap. $3 NMS applies to adults without proof of membership at gate. Checks should be made out to "SCA, Inc. - Barony of Endless Hills." Reservationist: THL Kateryna ty Isaf, Isaf (thlkateryna@verizon.net )

Autocrat for the event is Lord Gunnarr of Endless Hills,(papagg350@yahoo.com )

Local hotel available is the Shadowbrook Inn and Golf Resort. It is located in Tunkhannock Pa and is approx 10 miles from the fairgrounds. Phone number: 1-800-955-0295

From the South: Take your best route to Interstate 81. At exit 194, Clarks Summit, take Rt 6 west. (*) At Factoryville, watch for signs as Rt 6 splits off to the right. Continue about 27 miles (adhere to the speed limit in Meshoppen!). Approximately 1 ¼ miles west of Meshoppen turn left at SCA sign. Go ½ mile, turn right, up the hill, and follow sign to troll.

From the North: You can follow I-81 to Clarks Summit as from the south or you can shave some miles and time with a pretty road. Get off I-81 at exit 230, Great Bend/Halstead, and follow Rt 11 south to Nicholson. About 4.5 miles past Nicholson turn right and follow route 6 west. Follow from (*) in 'South' directions.

From the East: Find your best way to Rt 6 West. From Clarks Summit, follow the South directions at (*).

From the West: Find your best way to Rt 6 East. About four miles after Laceyville you will see the Wyoming County Fairgrounds on your right. Go past the Fairground's entrance about ¼ mile, turn right at SCA sign. Go ½ mile, turn right, up the hill, and follow sign to troll. Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Meshoppen, Pennsylvania)