[ART] Melee Madness

The Ramp of Despair awaits! The Staircase of Doom is laughing behind your back! Come help us celebrate a Quarter-Century (plus two) of Loch Salann Melee Madnesses on June 6th & 7th 2009, at its incredibly ancient and honorable site at the castle in back of the Utah State Hospital in Provo, Utah.

Opening announcements are tentatively planned for 10:00 am on Sat. (or whenever the event steward thinks that enough fighters have shown up. There will be the second ever Loch Salann Arrow (an elite archery shoot) and on Sunday morning, there will be the traditional pas d'armes, hosted by House Catwing and open to all fighters; see the event steward for details, and bring your nicest banners and fighting clothes.

Yes, the rumors are true! A challenge has been placed to all armored fighters! If we can have, preconfirmed, at least 50 armored fighters on the field, giving Sir Michael the chance to finally do an all-out castle siege, there will be MEAT!! At least 50 knuckle-scraping, testosterone-oozing stick swingers, and Lord Sieg will break out the dutch ovens, slaughter the herd, and there will be ribs, ribs and MORE RIBS!! Make the dream come true! Bring your friends! Confirmation e-mails can be sent to Lord Sieg (captainblondie1@yahoo.com) or let the event steward know, and we will keep a running tab. Lord Sieg will also start a topic on artemisiamilitaris.org.

Melee Madness 2008If you’ve ever wanted to run/sponsor an activity/contest or teach a class (fighting or non-fighting), this is the place to do it; just clear it with the event steward and appropriate coordinator; a medieval wedding has already been planned for late Saturday afternoon. While the site will officially OPEN by 8:00 am on Saturday, and CLOSE at 10:00 pm on Sunday, we will be allowed to set up tents Friday night after 5:30 pm; please contact the event steward beforehand. Even though this will be a 2-day activity, participants are encouraged to come early on Sat., and bring picnic lunches and sunshades/tents (although there are numerous shade trees). This is a dry site! Because this is a state facility, anyone bringing alcoholic beverages onsite or found to be in an inebriated condition must be politely asked to leave immediately! Off-site merchants are only 4-6 minutes away, and while ground fires are not permitted, off-the-ground firepits, hibachis and gas grills are. Pets are welcome if accompanied by responsible owners.

To thank the populace for their years of devoted attendance to the many events the barony has successfully held, Their Excellencies Ryrrd and Anna, Their seneschal Lord Bjorn and the officers of the barony have decided that this event will be FREE, FREE, FREE!!! That's right, NO SITE FEE!! Bring your friends, bring your families and enjoy a wonderful day (or two) in the sun and green grass!

DIRECTIONS: Take I-15 to the Provo Center Street exit 267; drive east on Center St. (about 2 miles) and enter the hospital grounds. Continue east and turn left at the large planter in the road; follow the road around and up to the castle area (the "off limits" signs aren't meant for us).

EVENT STEWARD: Sir Michael the Lucky sirmll@aol.com
FIGHTING COORDINATOR: Lord Bohun the Black Bowen_the_Black@yahoo.com
NON-FIGHTING ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR: Mistress Bengta Rolfsdotter bengta1@aol.com