[AET] Piratas Solemnitas

Ahoy mateys and harken to our tale – of pirates and ships; grog and grub; fun and frivolity; and, of course, lots of booty! Be ye a nautical novice or hardened seadog, we welcome you to join us as Delftwood becomes a safe harbor for Piratas Solemnitas – a celebration of marine adventurers! Come explore some of the rich history of maritime adventures, from the Vikings to the Likedeelers, the Corsairs to the Renegados. For as long as there have been boats there has been piracy.

Classes are now forming in all manner of nautical subjects, including Letters of Marque; Nautical Heraldry; Nautical Knots and Women in Piracy. Should you wish to teach a class, please contact the Argh-tocrat. Spend some time spinning sea chanteys, test your knowledge on the crew trivia game or challenge your mates in the games tournament. Enter your best grog into a brewing competition – beer, wine, mead and/or cordial – documentation is not necessary but please provide an ingredient list. Bring your most prized booty for the A&S display, be it something you have made or something you “acquired.”

When you’re ready for grub, drop anchor in the Port of Algiers and enjoy a feast of variety and splendor. Contact Lady Catherine “The Otter” O’Herlihy (mka Kate Turnbole) for any dietary restrictions and concerns. ladyotter@gmail.com

With this being the season of giving, please feel free to bring new, unwrapped toys for our “Booty for Babies” campaign (known commonly as Toys for Tots.)

The Piratas Solemnitas will be held December 12, 2009 at the Arrowhead Lodge on Oneida Shores ( Physical Address: 9248 McKinley Ridge Rd, Brewerton NY 13029) . Port opens to all ships at 10:00 a.m. and will close docks at 8:00 p.m. Ante for the site is $7, ages 6-16 is $4 and 5 and under is free. Include your grub for another $7. Please make checks payable to: SCA Inc., Barony of Delftwood, and mail them to: Barony of Delftwood, PO Box 6694, Syracuse, NY 13217. For any questions, contact the Argh-tocrat, Lady Desiderata “Desi Duck” Drake desiduck666@yahoo.com

Directions to port:

Arrowhead Lodge, Oneida Shores Park Physical Address: 9248 McKinley Ridge Rd, Brewerton NY 13029.

From North or South of Syracuse, NY:

Find your best route to I81. Take Exit 31/Brewerton; left onto Bartell Road for 1.7 miles until it ends, left on Ladd Rd, entrance is 0.1 miles on the right.

For those traveling from far away, we are working on getting a block of hotel rooms set aside at a discounted rate. More info will be posted as it becomes available.