oin Storvik on a fine autumn weekend to celebrate the harvest and then protect it. Come spend the weekend with Viking raid on the English coast done Storvik-style. Camp and enjoy the cool autumn air and the camaraderie of a good fire.
Martial Activities: Join the Barony of Storvik on October 18 for a Viking raid on the English coastline, circa 900.
The heavy fighting will consist of a branched campaign in which the circumstances of victory or defeat in one scenario will shape the next one. Win the battle outside the abbey? Next fight, you'll be brawling in the chapter house. Lose the battle outside the abbey, and you’re falling back through the mountain pass. Fighters will form boat crews and will remain with their crew for the day. Sometimes these different crews will work together; sometimes they will fight each other. Since this is war, you should expect the unexpected: changing scenarios, the sudden appearance of enemy troops, unexpected opportunities. We plan on allowing combat archery in every scenario. The winning crew will receive the campaign map to hang in their hall and a chest of wondrous loot worthy of their deeds. Bring your friends--the more fighters in an event like this, the more fun it will be.
It's a great opportunity for one last big melee before the end of the campaigning season! The event also will feature target archery, a range of rapier scenarios, and possibly siege. Questions regarding the fighting should be referred to the Marshal-in-charge, Joselin d’Outremer at firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be Viking themed rapier and target archery activities.
Arts & Sciences Activities: The theme of the day is a Viking Raid, so present your best items for English and Viking cultures circa 900. There will be a prize for best English item and best Viking item.
In addition Baroness Catherine Grace Fitzlewis is sponsoring a competition of Whimsies. This is a special display/competition where we hope to see your most unusual, delightful, and fun period projects i.e., dolls, subtleties, toys, fans, etc.) Anything you have come across in your research, and had to make for the sheer joy, uniqueness, and unbelievable authenticity of it. Documentation is required so that we can fully appreciate your object, but we aren’t going to bite if it’s not super polished. There will be several prizes awarded at the judges discretion based on the unusualness, authenticity, workmanship, and “wow cool!” Baroness Catherine Grace Fitzlewis is sponsoring this competition.
There will be a games area set up for Viking and early English games.
Site: Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Site Opens at 3PM on Friday October 17th and closes at 3PM on Sunday October 19th.
Site Restrictions: Ground fires and grills are permitted in designated areas only. Dogs are welcome on leashes per State Law. Owners are responsible for controlling and cleaning up after their pets. No original alcohol containers please.
Feast Information: A hot Viking Feast is being planned by Baroness Semeeah Caitlyn, seating is limited. Please direct any food allergy concerns to her at email@example.com
Merchanting Information: There is plenty of space close to the tourney fields for merchant booths. Please let the autocrat know at least one week in advance if you are planning to merchant so we can plan accordingly. There are no merchant fees, but all merchants will be expected to pay the regular site fee. Please contact the autocrat to reserve your space.
Autocrat's Information: Mori Matsunae firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations: Beatrix von Leipzig email@example.com
From the Capital Beltway 495 in either direction. Exit 11A towards Upper Marlboro. Take the Old Crain Highway ramp. Take the ramp towards US-301/Waldorf. Turn slight right onto Old Crain Highway. Turn Left onto Croom Station Rd. Turn Left onto Croom Rd/MD-382. Turn Left onto Croom Airport Road. End at 16000 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772-8395 Location:
Barony of Storvik (Upper Marlboro, Maryland)