[ATL] Highland River Melees

The Barony of Highland Foorde invites all to join us for our 22nd Highland River Melees, "Battles for Orleans" this 4th, 5th and 6th day of June, 2010.  Our most gracious and worthy Knight, Gaius Tascius Severus Fabianus has based this year's Highland River Melees on the Hundred Years War.

Fighting will be between many teams representing Duchies, Baronies, mercenary bands etc.  These teams will be organized into two 'kingdoms': the French and the English, the leaders will be chosen by a  male only tourney for 'the Black Prince' and a female only tourney for 'Joan of Arc'. Participants can leave and rejoin the fighting throughout the day. Be prepared for a long campaign. Activities include  A&S Classes and Challenges, Friday torchlight tournaments, archery, combat archery, heavy, page school, rapier, siege engines, and more please continue to check the website for the most up to date information.

Saturday Schedule includes:

  • A&S Messy Moot - Various classes suitable for outdoors
  • A&S Challenges center around the Black Prince & Joan of Arc
  • Heavy - Women's Tournament to name the Maid of Orleans
  • Heavy - Men's Tournament to name the Black Prince
  • Heavy Campaigns (Melees)
  • Target Archery
  • Siege Engines & Combat Archery
  • Rapier Campaign Scenarios
  • Children's Classes
  • Bardic
  • Bardic Bear-pit Competition
  • Baronial Court
  • Feast


Site information:  Our new site this year, Little Orleans Campground, features 11 acres of flat open grounds surrounded by wooded camping sites. Facilities include a camp store with groceries, beverages, beer/wine, ice, LP gas and firewood. Site is wet, no modern containers. Pets are welcome and must remain leashed. They will be asked to leave if they cause a disturbance or are not cleaned up after. Shower and pool are available with a short but very steep walk. If you need handicap accommodations please contact an event steward prior to the event.

NEW SITE **Event Location and Directions**NEW SITE
Little Orleans Campground & Park Area
31661 Green Forest Dr., S.E., Little Orleans, MD 21766, 301-478-2325
GPS: 39.627198,-78.38883

ACCEPS is now ready to accept your preregistration.

Co-Event Stewards:
Gerita della Mara  chinrescue@comcast.net
Elvira Pedrosa  donya.elvira@gmail.com.