[ATL] Defending The Gate XI

Spring has come to the Canton of Sudentorre. In fine German tradition, Der Osterhase (the Easter Hare) and his friends are on their way to leave symbols of the season throughout our fair land. What better way to celebrate their arrival than to knock the dust off our weapons, our armor, and each other!

Come participate in a day of festivities to welcome spring and hone your skills against those who would stand against you. We invite you to come once again and be part of Defending The Gate!

Arts & Sciences:
Ever wonder where the Easter Bunny came from? The answer is 17th century Germany. According to tradition, the bunny decorates eggs and hides them around the garden for good children. Your A&S entry can be anything having to do with hares, eggs, or gardens. Your documentation should explain how your entry meets the theme. A&S check-in 11:00am. Judging at 1:00pm. Pickup at 3:00pm. Contact Lady Amie Sparrow with any questions.

Bardic:
A bardic competition will be held by Lady Simona dell'Amore.

Martial Activities:
Archers can look forward to an exciting shoot designed and executed by our Kingdom Archery Champion, Lord Valgard av Mors. Rapier fighters will have the opportunity to participate in scenarios created by Lord Dante di Pietro. Heavy fighters will once again have the chance to defend the gate in melee scenarios.

Merchants & Pavilions:
Merchants welcome! Please contact the Autocrat.

Lunch:
Lunch is included in your site fee. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to ensure lunch for everyone. Bring your own feast gear.

Feast:
An evening feast will be held, but is limited to 60 seats. Please pre-register as noted below to ensure a seat will be available for you. Feast spots are charged at full price regardless of age or any other reason. Both lunch and feast will be prepared by the gifted and talented Bright Hills Cooks Guild. Contact Countess Rowan Berran McDowell with any dietary concerns.

Feast auction:
Servers from the Renaissance Club of Mary Washington University will be autioned 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.

Cost:           Member     Non-Member     Child (7-17)
      Site Fee     $8     $13     $5
      Feast     $10     $10     $10

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

Reservations:

Lady Miriel de Nedham
Make checks payable to "SCA, Inc., Canton of Sudentorre."
The deadline for pre-registration is March 24, 2012.
The only reservation is a paid reservation!

Autocrat:
Herrin Genefe Wölfelin

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.