[MER] Dreamstone Tourney XXXI

Please join us on April 16-18, 2010 for Dreamstone 31, a day of tournaments and fun, culminating in the investiture of our new Baron and Baroness.

Camp Daniel Morgan at Hard Labor Creek State Park, Knox Chapel Road, Rutledge, GA 30663

FIGHTING! There will be multiple lists on Saturday, including the Dreamstone Tourney (standard double elimination), the Baron's Prize List, and the Baronesses' Choice Historical Tournament.

Baronesses' Historical Tournament
The Baronesses are calling for all armored, rapier, and C&T fighters to participate in the Baronnesses' Choice Historical Tournament. Come show off your armor, weapons, accoutrements, and period fighting style. Each fighter will get multiple passes against an opponent with comparable weapons, where they will be judged for their appearance and period form along with the results of the fight. The Grand Prize will be a gift certificate to a merchant of historical SCA items.

ARTS & SCIENCES! Iron Scribe Contest: Do you think you can be Dreamstone's Iron Scribe? Come put your illumination talents to the test — we want to see just what work you can create in 5 hours! The rules are as follows:

  • All works must be original
  • Works must be no smaller than 5" x 5"
  • Scribes may start on their works no sooner than Saturday, April 17th at 10:00 a.m. and they must be turned in for judging at 3:00 p.m.
  • Works may contain illumination and calligraphy, but will be judged on the illumination.
  • There will be 3 divisions: Children (may be divided in 2 age groups if entries warrent), Beginners (open to those who have never created an original scribal work before), and Masters (open to anyone). There will be awards given to the winners of each division!

FEASTING! Enjoy sumptuous delights for the palate.

FESTIVITIES! Celebrate the succession of the Baronage, the battles won and lost, or just another day of good company. No matter why you celebrate, please do so with us!
5 p.m.
Site opens
7-11 p.m.
Travelers' fare available
Troll closes
7 a.m.
Troll opens
7-9 a.m.
9 a.m.
Armor inspection
10 a.m
Dreamstone Tournament
Illumination Contest begins
Final Baronial court of Their Excellencies Gwydion and Zofia
12:30 p.m.
Fundraiser lunch
1:00 p.m.
Baroness' Rapier Tourney
2:00 p.m.
Sweet mead contest
5 p.m.
Royal court
Investiture of the new Baron and Baroness of Bryn Madoc
6 p.m.
9 p.m.
7-9 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Site closes

Fees are a-la-cart — pay for what YOU want!
Adult Event Fee $13.00
For all attendees (daytrip or weekend)
Child Event Fee $ 6.50
For children ages 5-12; children 4 and under are free

Bed & Breakfast $ 6.00

Additional fee for everyone staying the weekend (limit 76 beds)

Feast $ 7.00
Feast space is limited, so reserve early!

Non-SCA Member Surcharge $ 3.00
Proof of SCA membership is required. Non-members pay an additional fee.

Here's an example: Adult $13 + B&B $6 + Feast $7 = $26

Per Meridian Kingdom Law, no family shall pay a site fee higher than three (3) adult member prices for admission to an event as long as the children are 15 years of age or younger and they are all members. Proof of membership, immediate family relations, and age may be required. An additional $5.00 per vehicle parking fee (or an Annual ParkPass) is required by Hard Labor Creek State Park. Please make checks for reservations payable to “SCA, Inc. dba Barony of Bryn Madoc.”

Reservations may be sent to Lady Murienn ingen Donnegaile. A printable reservation pdf form is available here, for your convenience. The only reservation is a paid reservation! No e-mail or phone reservations will be accepted. No checks will be accepted at the door.


The site for Danelaw is Hard Labor Creek State Park* in Rutledge, Georgia. Please note: We are using the small group camp, Daniel Morgan, instead of the large group camp. Camp Daniel Morgan has 76 beds in cabins; tent camping is not available on site (but is available elsewhere in the park). A few cottages are also available for rent through the park. For more information on tenting and cottages, call 1-800-864-7275 or go to the Georgia State Parks system's website.*

The event site opens at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday and closes at 11 a.m. on Sunday. No pets allowed in the group camp area. Georgia State Parks' policy states that “consumption or use of alcoholic beverages or intoxicants is unlawful in any public-use area.”

Directions: From I-20, take the Newborn Rd. exit (exit no. 105) into Rutledge and take Fairplay Road to the park. The entrance to Camp Daniel Morgan is on the right at the intersection with Knox Chapel Rd., before you get to the stone bridge.