[ART] Crown Tournament

Here ye, here ye! Unto our wondrous populous of these sovereign lands of Artemisia, the time is nigh for their Royal Majesties to decide upon their rightful heirs to our most glorious kingdom! Long live the King! Long live the Queen! May their reign last forever!

Join us in the humble Shire of Bronzehelm! Set within a beautiful , wooded glen beside the King's golden rock river, we gather for a grand tournament of arms at the Neverdone Homestead. Gates open at 4 pm on Friday October 5th, with activities starting at 10 am Saturday, October 6th; opening Court will be at the discretion of their Majesties.

The tournament is to be a Round Robin format, with an open weapons style; Bye Fights welcome. We ask, if at all possible, that all fighters that have submitted their intent for the tournament to please bring any banners or pennants you may have so that we may set them up for the event. If you do not have a banner, a picture of your device would still be appreciated upon check-in with the Troll.

The Manor House will be available to their Majesties, at their discretion. Populace is welcome to camp their pavilions on site, or, for a minor stipend to go toward the Kingdom Travel Fund, limited space is available in the Barn. Please make reservations for barn space with the Autocrat.Well behaved critters are welcome.

Lunch is to be provided by the populace! Bring your best soup or stew to be enjoyed by all! Funds will go toward the Kingdom Fundraiser. The crowd-pleasing dish will receive a prize to be handed out at Closing Court. Please contact Lady Thorkatla with your submission. We ask that you also please bring a sign and a list of ingredients for your submission; don't forget your ladles!

At this time, Feast will be held for 80 people Saturday evening. In honor of their Majesties, Feast will incorporate two cultures--the Middle East and Wales! From the Middle East we have chicken kabobs specially seasoned and seared over fire. As accompaniment we include a side of lentils, Isfanakh Mutajjan (fried spinach), and Minted Cucumber Fresh Pickle. From Wales we bring you roast hog, a salad of mixed greens with a vinaigrette dressing, leeks in orange sauce, and roast vegetables dependent upon the harvest. To tickle the sweet tooth we'll also be
serving Luqam al-Qadl (fried sweet dough) and custard.

Site is wet.

Please make reservations for Feast with the Head Cook by September 26th. At this time the Head Cook has received 22 reservations, so there is plenty of space still available. Please contact her, soon, before the seats run out! All those attending Feast are to bring their own feasting gear! Spare feast gear will not be provided.

Bardic performances will be held during Feast for the enjoyment of the populace. At the end of Feast, the Kingdom Bard will be chosen. Closing Court will be at the discretion of their Majesties. Site closes at 11 am on Sunday.

Directions:
GPS Coordinates per
Google: 45.997573,
-108.134254

From the West and/or South: take your best route to Billings, Montana. From I-90 E merge onto I-94 E and continue East for several miles to Exit 14 for Worden/Ballantine. From the off ramp, turn left onto W Arrow Creek Road. This will turn into S 16th Road. Continue down S 16th
Road and turn left onto E I Road, then take your first right, which will take you back onto S 16th Road. Continue down S 16th Road to Highway 312 and turn right. From Highway 312 take your third right onto N 18th Road--this is also the Voyager's Rest Fishing Access. Continue down N 18th Road to the very end, where the road forks, and take the private driveway.

From Billings Heights:
Take Main Street through the Heights. Main Street will turn into/merge with Highway 312. Continue down Highway 312 for several miles (follow the signs to Worden and continue past Worden) to N 18th Road. Turn left onto N 18th Road--also Voyager's Rest Fishing Access--and continue down it to the very end where the road forks; take the private driveway.

From the East: Take I-94
Westbound to the Pompey's Pillar Exit--Exit 23. Turn right at the top of the off ramp onto Highway 312. Continue West on Highway 312 to N 18th Road and turn Right--also the Voyager's Rest Fishing Access. Continue down N 18th Road to the very end where the road forks and take the private driveway.

SCA signs will be posted.

Site Fees per person:Site Fees per person: $8 for adults, $4 for youth, family cap $25. $5 non-member surcharge.
Feast Fees per person: $10 for adults, $5 for children, family cap $30.

Contact:
Autocrat: Lady Penelope Hightower, dustylipari (at) bresnan (dot) net
Head Cook:  Lady Nicole Drake de Luna,  bronzehelmwebminister (at) yahoo (dot) com
Lunch Submissions:  Lady Thorkatla Bjarnidottir, jefkatem (at) yahoo (dot) com
Royal Liaison:   Baroness Shauna of Carrick Point,, shauna (at) bresnan (dot) net
Crash Space Coordinator:  Auntie Mama (Patty)

For those wishing to use a Hotel, we recommend either the Country Inn & Suites by Carlton in Billings, Montana OR the Holiday Inn Express, Billings (in Lockwood) as they are the closest hotels to the site. From the Country Inn & Suites you would take the Billings Heights directions listed above to get to the site; it is roughly 30 minutes from the site. From the Holiday Inn Express Billings you would take the I-94 E directions and it's roughly 20 minutes. There are many other hotels in the area, though it is recommended that you pick one near the freeway (I-90) as directions to the site are easier to follow if you do.

The following hotels are some of the many that are available for contact:

Country Inn & Suites by Carlton 406-259-5511
Holiday Inn Express, Billings 406-259-8600
Boothill Inn and Suites 866-266-8445
Hampton Inn, Billings 406-248-4949
Super 8, Billings 800-454-3213
Days Inn, Billings 406-252-4007
Motel 6 Billings South 406-252-0093