[ATE] Heroes of the Silent Angels Event

Their Excellencies Seelos and Elena would like to invite you to the Barony of Atenveldt's 4th annual Heroes of the Silent Angels Event on January 19, 2013. This event will be FREE and filled with tournaments & prizes for all to participate in.

If you have someone you want to bring out to introduce them to the SCA this event is one that will enamor them with the "stardust".

There will be a youth corner with crafts & games to entertain your young ones. A&S competitions and displays with an area to work on your projects. Please join us for a Spaghetti dinner provided by Countess Mary Rose on Saturday night that will be accompanied by entertainment provided by Patrick the Butcher.
 
Merchants are welcome; we just ask that they contact an autocrat for details.
 
Archery tournaments will be held on January 6th at 9 am at the Barony of Atenveldt/Sundragons practice site.
 
Saturday will be for the Heroes, who put their armor on to help support this special group known as Silent Angels. There will be Rapier and Hard Suit prize tournaments to raise donations for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. A small donation would be greatly appreciated but is not required to enter the tournaments. For those Heroes who do not wish to compete we offer a helm auction so you may choose a fighter who will battle in your honor.
 
In the tradition of the Barony of Atenveldt, all pageantry is strongly encouraged. So please bring your consorts & heraldry and show us your chivalry on the field.
 
The victor of each tournament shall receive a chest of silver coins ($200). The gentles that have won each victors helm in the auctions shall also receive a chest of silver coins ($200).
 
The Hard Suit and Rapier List will open at 9:30am & close at 10:30am. The Helm Auction will begin following court and fighting will begin after auction is concluded.
 
Artisans and masters from all over the kingdom have in the past donated amazing and beautiful works of artistry, to the silent auction. We are excited to receive their donations again this year. This is a magnificent opportunity to own amazing pieces of hand crafted art as well as the occasional random or amazing bits of Atenveldt history.
 
For those who may not have heard of Rett Syndrome here is a brief description of this syndrome and how it affects these Angels.

Rett Syndrome is a severe neurological disorder the primarily affects girls. Rett Syndrome is the most physically disabling of the autism spectrum disorders. Rett Syndrome is caused by a mutation in the gene MECP2 –a protein that regulates the expression of other genes by turning them off at the appropriate time. The mutation is spontaneous and the effects are seen in early childhood between 6 to 18 months of age. The disorder destroys speech, movement, and functional hand use. Many children lose the ability to walk, they struggle daily with severe seizures, scoliosis, breathing abnormalities, and often the child becomes dependent on others for a lifetime of care. These children's normal life expectancy is to the age of 14 to 17.
 
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Site will open at 9 am, the site is wet. Pets must be leashed at all times. The site does have other animals.
 
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