The great Baroness of Caerthe, Mary of Blackthorn has spent this long, cold winter dreaming of the great fighters of her realm. She sent a missive to the beautiful Baroness of Dragonsspine, Lydia of the Pines, to challenge her to a chess match at the first thaw. At the behest of their Excellencies, fighters will meet on the chessboard of battle to support their most excellent Baronesses. Each move on the chessboard by the baronesses will be fought on the tourney field by their fighters.
Barony of Caerthe
May 3, 2008
Site Opens at 9AM, Site Closes at dusk
Location: Castlewood Canyon State Park 2989 South Highway 83 Franktown, Colorado 80016
Site Fee: $10 per adult/ $5 per child (over 6)
Feast Fee: included, bring a potluck dish, please
$3 non-member surcharge for all non-member adults
No pre-registration available. .
**Make checks payable to: SCA - Caerthe
Site is discreetly wet - no glass containers
There will be fencing; we will tell you more later as details become available.
Their Excellencies talents range beyond the battlefield and in this spirit so shall our competitions. A chess tourney will be held throughout the event. The final game may be played on the tourney field so their Excellencies can cheer the minds of their great populace. A second tourney of other period games will also be held with the winners and prizes announced at evening court.
Evening feast main course will be provided. Please bring a potluck side dish, vegetable or dessert to share with 6 or more people. You may be able to cook on site. There is power on site, plus a sink, and BBQ Grills.
Please note that any dietary restrictions will be accommodated in the main dishes. Please make all requests to the Autocrat by April 1.
Directions to site: To reach the main entrance of Castlewood Canyon State Park, take I-25 to Castle Rock, exit onto Founders Parkway eastbound. Take Founders Parkway to Hwy 86; go east on Hwy 86 four miles to Franktown. Turn South on Hwy 83 (S. Parker Rd) and go five miles south to the main park entrance.
To enter the site, you will pass the gate attendant. Please show them your SCA card to pass thru the main gate.
Barony of Caerthe (Franktown, Colorado)