[ATL] Defending the Gate

Winter holds its grip on the fertile lands of Stierbach. The people of the Canton of Sudentorre sit warm by their fires and plan for the Spring and its celebrations when friend can meet friend again and old alliances can be renewed.

Not a moment too late!  Rumors of war have spread throughout the taverns and hearths and cause Sudentorre to wonder if friends and allies can be counted on again to stand with them when the drums of war grow louder and cannot be ignored.  Come and find yourselves standing shoulder to shoulder with our heroes and champions to bring glory upon yourselves and your children's children during a day of festivities to welcome spring and activities to also hone our skills against those who would stand against us.  Come once again and be part of Defending the Gate.

Arts & Sciences:
Make a Baronial War favor or token, in any medium. Design(s) will be considered by their Excellencies should the rumors of war prove true. There will be an Artisan Row. Bring your current project to work on, display, and talk about. Contact Khan Otel Altunat (otel at cox.net) if you have any questions or to request space in the Artisan Row.

MOL: Viscountess Catherine Greyeyes Catherine at lesgagnons.org 
MIC: Viscount Cian Conor McQuaid Cian at MacQuaid.org
    Heavy: Sir Richard Girven girvers16 at hotmail.com
    Rapier: Mistress Ceridwen ferch Owen lgoldman05 at yahoo.com
    Archery: Katarzyna Nowina Witkowska k_hawk_us at yahoo.com
    Youth Combat: Lord Pepin de Bourgogne rapier3971 at aol.com
    Youth Rapier: Lady Catalina dell'Acqua  akgome at yahoo.com

In order to celebrate the alliances that strengthen us all, all competitions will be for teams, not individuals. In addition, there are "Alliance Points" that can be won by competitors. The Barony, Shire, Canton, Guild, Household, or another group that wins the most "Alliance Points" will be declared Sudentorre's nearest and dearest ally.

Site:
Izaak Walton League, 12400 Herndon Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553.
The site is dry. Pets are not permitted. Site hours: 10am - 10pm

Merchants & Pavilions:
Merchants welcome! Please contact the Field Steward, Lady Ruyyiah epsi Otel ac.cropley at cox.net

Chatelaine:
Lady Blitha of Wolfhou Wolfhou at aol.com

Activities are planned for newcomers.

Children's Activities:
Lady Gr'inne inghean Dau'dh u Chonchobhair danaleader at gmail.com and Lady Christiana ccs_meow at yahoo.com

Lunch:
Lunch is included in your site fee. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to ensure lunch for everyone. Please contact Master Chirhart Blackstar Chirhart_1 at yahoo.com for dietary concerns.

Feast Auction:
Servers from the Renaissance Club of Mary Washington University will once again be auctioned off in a traditional style. If no service is purchased for your table, service will be at your own risk. This is the main fundraiser for this student group.

Reservations:
Lord Siegfried McClure Siegfriedmcclure at aol.com
Make checks payable to "SCA/Canton of Sudentorre." The only reservation is a paid reservation!

Autocrat:
Baroness Cairistiona de Coveran

Directions:
From I-95 take exit 130B West towards Culpeper, Route 3. Go 9.5 miles on Route 3, turn left onto Route 621 (Orange Plank Road), go 0.2 miles, turn left onto Herndon Road, go 0.9 miles to site.