[ATL] Atlantian Crown Tournament

Come and join in the pageantry and plaudits as we gather to determine the Heirs to the crown of fair Atlantia.

Martial Activities: A Tournament to determine the Heirs to the Crown. Upon the whim of those Heirs crowned at Spring Crown Tournament there may be a Tourney of Chivalry or other combat following the Crown Tourney. His Majesty has asked those who are interested in Cut and Thrust to join him on the list field immediately following completion of the Crown List for a demonstration and, if interest and participation is deemed sufficient, a tournament of the same.

Arts & Sciences Activities:  Tempora Atlantia - Pre-Judging: pre-1000 and Judging: 1492-1600. An Arts & Science competition sponsored by Her Majesty of heraldic banners to be displayed throughout the day during procession and at day shades. The winner shall be determined by Her Majesty and those she chooses to assist her. An Arts & Sciences competition sponsored by the autocrat of favors. Documentation is requested but not required. There will be two categories – historical and SCA for those who wish to present a period style favor for judging and those who prefer an SCA-created style.

Cost: 

       Adult, Member:          $10.00 Day-Trip  $10.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping
       Adult, Non-Member:  $15.00 Day-Trip  $10.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping
       Youth (6-17):             $5.00 Day-Trip    $10.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping
       Child (0-5):                $0.00 Day-Trip    $10.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To:  SCA, Inc., Barony of Windmasters' Hill

Cost Notes:  Due to the size of the hall feast is limited to 88 and all seats must be paid for, including seated children.

Site:  Optimist Farm, 2908 Optimist Farm Road, Apex, NC  27539-7913. Site open 5pm Friday, closes 10pm Saturday. Local hotel and restaurant information will be published on major email lists as the date of the event draws close as overnight camping will not be available at the event.

Site Restrictions:  Wet Site. Pets must be on a leash. No fishing in Pond. Fires must be in reliable metal fire pits.

Hotel Information: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 5630 Dillard Dr, Cary (http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/cary/rducy/hoteldetail ). It is approximately 10 miles north of the site and they are expecting some Fr, some Sat, and some Fri-Sat reservations. Call (919) 851-1220 and tell them you are reserving a room in the Atlantian Crown Tourney block. The room rate for two dbl/single king is $89 per night. The rate for the same beds with suite room is $99 per night. They are holding rooms until October 18 but reserve soon as the hotel is filling up quickly due to other activities in Cary that weekend. (If we use our block and rooms are still available we can add more to the block!) If you have questions about the block or other information please ask for Taralyn Pinder, our sales representative. There are other hotels in the area as well as a large number of eateries and shopping centers - a Google search for amenities in Cary near Walnut Street/I-440/I-40 will provide you with that information. There will also be a list of nearby eateries, shopping, and gas stations available on site at Troll the day of the event including those nearer to site and those in Fuquay-Varina to the south of the site.

Feast Information:  A Russian-flavored feast will be prepared by Lord Jared the Potter including appetizers of fresh dark bread and salt, pickles of mushrooms, onions and cucumbers, smoked and salted fishes, and shchi (cabbage soup); a first course of beef or vegetable pierozhkis (perogi), apricot dinner Kasha (Bulgar wheat), braised pork with fruit; a second course of venison or vegetarian stew with trencher and sweet cumin carrots; a third course of roast hens stuffed with rice and sausages and stewed peas and grain; and dessert course of honey cake, trudonoshi (like miniature cheesecakes), drunken fruits and fresh cream. Dietary concerns should be directed to Ld Jared at ldjared[AT]hotmail.com.

Merchanting Information:  Merchants are welcome and encouraged. Please contact the auotocrat if you wish to reserve space.

Autocrat's Information:  Sajah bint-Habushun, E-mail:  hippopotamama[AT]hotmail.com

Reservations:  Jdeke von Kolberg, E-mail:  LadyJdeke[AT]gmail.com

Directions: 

From the North and East: From Raleigh get on Rte 440 (beltline that goes around Raleigh). Go to Exit 298A which is Rte 401 South to Fayetteville and Garner. Go south on 401, stay right because 1.4 miles down the road, the road forks, stay on the right and go another 5.3 miles to Rte 1010. Turn right, go .5 miles, turn left onto Lake Wheeler Rd, go 1.2 miles, turn right onto Optimist Farm Rd, go .9 miles turn right into the site, there will be SCA signs

From the South: from Rte 95 go north/west on Rte 55 after go through Fuquay-Varina You will come to a light on the edge of town. Directly across is a Sheets gas station and an Exxon. Turn right, start measuring there 2.8 miles north you will come to a five way intersection at light. Turn left onto Hilltop Needmore Rd, go .4 miles to the next light, right onto Lake Wheeler Rd, go 2.3 miles, turn left onto Optimist Farm Rd, go .9 miles turn right into the site, there will be SCA signs