Mark your calendars for Sept. 3rd and please join us at the Baronial Championships in the Barony of Fenix (Cincinnati, OH area). Gaming, A&S, Archery, Heavy Weapons, Rapier, Market, Potluck Feast!
Bring friends & family – old and new! Let's play games and have fun!
Activities: Period Carnival and Market; Games, Court and A&S competition
ARCHERY - Championship TBA
Their Excellencies’ Challenge: Each archer has 5 arrows the object is to shoot an apple off the baron or baroness head at a distance of 20 yards. If an arrow strikes the baron or baroness the archer loses an arrow. Anyone who hits the apple meets our challenge (William Tell Challenge)
Other Archery Events: Jester Shoot unknown distance ground shoot
Duct Tape shoot unknown distance target
Wild Game Shoot unknown distance ground shoot with an Obstacle
Rescue the Baroness moving target
May also have a shoot based on a Persian card game if there is time.
Games coordinator Úlfr Rauðskeggr (Dearg)
Their Excellencies’ Challenge: Each participant will fight 3 passes with the Baron AND Baroness. If a participant wins 4 of the 6 passes, they have met our challenge. To win the pass, the participant must knock the party hat off one of our helmets. The three passes with Aengus must be fought with 6 foot spears. (Hand protection and spears will be provided). The 3 passes fought with Hypathia must be with sword and shield.
Their Excellencies’ Challenge: 3 passes with each of us. Win 4 of the 6 and you have met our challenge. To win these passes you must knock the clown nose off the fencing mask. The 3 passes with Aengus must be fought with sword and open hand the 3 passes with Hypathia must be fought single rapier and rigid parry.
Feast: Bring a period dish. Grills onsite – charcoal provided.
There will be a contest during feast. It's potluck (bring your own meat & side to share), as usual, but if you bring a more period, "carnival" type food..there will be a prize for the dish Their Excellencies choose as their favorite!
A&S competition at this year's Championships will be a "body of work" competition. Participants are asked to display at least 2, and no more than 5, items of different arts or sciences. For example, a scroll blank illumination, pewter casting, and tablet woven trim; or leatherwork, bone carving, and a cooking entry. The time limit on items is that you have to have started them within the past two years.
MARKET : If you ever wanted, or needed to clear out some of the treasures you’ve made or acquired, over the years – here’s your chance. We are inviting folks to set up their own merchant tables/blankets! There are only two requirements: 1. Please make your area period and 2. Please limit items to period type goodies. There is no fee for selling/trading/giving items – just ensure anything you don’t want is properly disposed of afterwards.
TAKE STATE ROUTE 125 TO BANTAM ROAD (SIGNAGE ON STATE ROUTE 125 DIRECTS VISITORS TO THE PARK). TURN LEFT INTO THE MAIN ENTRANCE (PARK ROAD # 1). STAY ON THIS ROAD FOR APPROXIMATELY 3 MILES, TURKEY RIDGE SHELTER IS ON THE RIGHT JUST BEFORE YOU GO DOWN THE HILL TO THE BOAT RAMP.