It's October 1420, a few years after the English victory at Agincourt, and one year since the murder of the late duke of Burgundy, John the Fearless, by the French dauphin. To the city of Troyes, controlled by Phillip the Good, the current duke, comes England's King Henry V to treat with the French crowns. With Burgundian, English, and French men-at-arms jostling elbows in the city's taverns, Baroness Martelle von Charlottenburg of Bright Hills hopes the tensions do not spill over in the festivities she will host at her nearby manor. (Of course, you know they will!)
Event: TnT: Treaty of Troyes
Date: October 30, 2010
Martial Activities: Armored combattants face tavern brawls between Burgundian, English, and French men-at-arms. Prize for best boffer Improvised Tavern Weapon -- (think turkey legs, frying pans, kitchen sinks, wenches?) Rapier events also. Prizes for best death.
Target archers must take on the Army of Darkness in a course created by Lord Janyn Fletcher of Lanceastreshire. The barony is choosing heavy, rapier, and archery champions.
The "manor's" wide meadows offers space for other martial contests. We hope to offer combat archery and siege weapon events -- IF THERE IS SUFFICIENT INTEREST. Contact the autorcrat to express your interest.
Arts & Sciences Activities: Masked ball (after feast) with bardic interludes, Dance classes during the day to practice those steps, the latest Chalice play from PAGE (during the feast), AND CONTESTS including Best Boffer Improvised Tavern Weapon, Best Mask (made on site), Best Scroll Blank, Best Burgundian Costumes (male and female), bardic, and brewing competitions, and artisan display. The Barony will choose artisan, bardic, and brewing champions.
Cost: Adult, Member: $12.00 Day-Trip $8.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult, Non-Member: $17.00 Day-Trip $8.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (6-17): $6.00 Day-Trip $8.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-5): $0.00 Day-Trip $8.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Barony of Bright Hills
Cost Notes: The site fees for a family (of parents and minor children) has been capped at $36, (not counting nonmember surcharges.) For a full refund, the request must be received by the autocrat by Oct. 16. Onsite feast refunds will be available only if we are able to resell your seat(s).
Site: Carroll County Agriculture Center, 704 Agriculture Center Dr, Westminster, MD 21157.
Site Restrictions: No smoking indoors. Site allows beer and wine, but to enhance the ambiance, we request period-style containers. Well-mannered pets are allowed if leashed and cleaned up after.
FEAST: by the famed Bright Hills Cooks Guild. Contact the autocrat if you have personal dietary considerations you wish accommodated. We are planning to feed 60, but will only guarantee to have 10 seats for sale at the door, first come, first served. Register early to assure yourself a seat! For your safety, bring treats to bribe the small ghouls and goblins we expect will haunt the feast.
Lunch will be a fund-raiser for the Cooks Guild.We hope to offer our traditional Childrens Feast/Halloween party, but are looking for volunteers to supervise it.
Merchanting Information: Merchants are welcome, but table rental will cost $10 each (site charge) unless you bring your own. To reserve space, please contact the merchant coordinator, Lady Livia di Samuel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Information: All minors with adults who are not a parent or legal guardian must have a notorized permission to treat form (see kingdom website) and show it at sign in.
Autocrat's Information: Lady Yseulte Trevelyn E-mail: email@example.com
Reservations: Send reservations to autocrat
Directions: Take your best route to I-695 northwest of Baltimore. Take Exit 19 to merge onto I-795 N / Northwest Expy toward Owings Mills / Reistertown. Continue onto MD-140 W. Turn left at MD-97 /S Malcolm Dr. Turn right at Hook Rd. Take 2nd Right onto Washington Rd. Take 2nd Left onto Smith, which turns slightly right and becomes Agriculture Center Dr.