[EAS] Carolingia Baronial Investiture

Please join us for a day of celebration in honor of our new Baron and Baroness, Fergus and Imigla (formerly Vairavi). 

While the highlight of the day will be the Investiture of the new Baron and Baroness, we have a wide range of activities planned, so there should be something for everyone to do. There will be martial activities, including a heavy War Practice, fencing, archery, and thrown weapons. There will be dancing. There will be performances. There will be an A&S competition. And of course, there will be food, including a fabulous German-style feast prepared by Lady Safiya Shirazi. 

As the site is a German Cultural center, they will have a cash bar with German beer open throughout the day. No other alcohol is permitted.  We cordially invite all citizens of our Barony as well as our neighbors and friends from around the Kingdom to join us for this celebration.

The plan is to have the Investiture itself take place in the morning following the Last Court of the current Baron, Jehan du Lac. A full day of activities will follow, with the feast in the evening.

As winter gives way to Spring, the thoughts of the Kingdom turn toward War, and our Warlord, Master Feral von Halstern would like to take the opportunity to run a War Practice at this event, which will be hosted by Sir Aonghus de Bruce . We have fields and woods available throughout the day for use by fighters and fencers, and we will be running a range of melee scenarios to demonstrate our fighting prowess and hone our combat skills.  Additionally, archery and thrown weapons ranges will be running, with various competitions available for participants of all levels.

We will have indoor space for Western dance during the day, as well as for an A&S display / competition.  More details on these will be provided as the event draws nearer.

If you are a musician, storyteller, or performer, we will have a performance stage available throughout the day for you to entertain the populace. Please contact the Autocrat to reserve a time to perform.

Merchants are welcome and encouraged to attend.  There is no charge beyond the gate fee to sell your wares at the event, but merchants must contact the autocrat ahead of time to reserve a space.

Please note that all activities except archery and thrown weapons will take place rain or shine, as there is a large covered pavilion available for fighting and fencing in the event of bad weather.

Reservations and Fees

Site : Site fees are $20 for non-members, $15 for members, and $5 for minors (13-17) regardless of membership. Children 12 and under are free. All site fees include access to the dayboard (lunch).

The deadline for pre-registration is May 1, 2012. Online reservations will be closed as of that date, and mail in reservations must be postmarked by then. Any remaining feast slots will be sold at the door.

To make reservations online using a credit card for payment, please go to ACCEPS and select ‘Carolingian Baronial Investiture’ from the list. Note that there is a small transaction fee charged for credit card payment.

Questions regarding reservations should be directed to Lady Ysane (Roza Anthony) at anthony.roza@gmail.com

Children are welcome but we ask you to please supervise your children at all times. If a minor does not have a blue SCA membership card then a minor waiver signed by a parent or guardian must be presented at troll. 

Feast: $10 per person regardless of age. Any seats remaining will be sold the day of the event. Limited off-board seating will be available for those who wish to bring their own food but stay through the feast.

The feast will be capped at 150 seats, so get your reservation in early if you plan to stay for the feast. If we receive more pre-registrations than we have seats, a wait list will be started  in the order reservations are received.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc.  Barony of Carolingia
Directions

Boston-Area German Club and School
8 County Street (Rt. 109)
Walpole, MA  02081

Directions
From the north or south: Take your best route to I-95 in Massachusetts. Take exit 16B to Route 109. Continue west on Route 109 for approximately 4 miles. The German Club and School is on the left.

From the east and west: Take the MassPike (I-90) to I-95 South.  Take exit 16B to Route 109.  Continue west on Route 109 for approximately 4 miles. The German Club and School is on the left.

Parking
There is plenty of parking available on paved and/or well-kept gravel lots. Merchants and others with heavy objects to unload will be able to pull up to the building to do so. Fighters and fencers will be able to park next to the fighting field to conveniently unload.