Blackstone Raids XIV & AEthelmearc Spring Coronation

The long sleep of winter is leaving the lands and the drums of war are sounding in the hills. The cycle continues yet again in the humble Barony of Blackstone Mountain, as the Kingdom of the Middle again marches forth across our fair borders in search of the mystical black rocks that are necessary for strong steel.

As the great wheel of time rolls on, it has arrived the season for Their Majesties to step down and Their Highnesses to take the thrones. Their Highnesses have invited all in the land to come join the festivities of their coronation and defense of glorious AEthelmearc.

The event will take place at:
Camp Virgil Tate
RR 4 Box 141B
Camp Virgil Tate Road
Charelston, WV 25312

Site Opens at Thursday 21st at noon and closes Sunday 24th at noon.

The site is discretely damp. If special assistance is needed, please contact the autocrat.

Artisans of the World come and show your fineries at our Arts and Sciences Triathlon Held on Saturday. For more information please look to the Barony of Blackstone Mountain Web site or Contact Baroness Rowan le Beau (Jeannie Cress)

For those with a more physically active nature there will be heavy weapons, fencing, thrown weapons, and archery shoots throughout the weekend.

As always Merchants are encouraged to attend. There is no fee but we would ask for a small donation. Any needs or concerns towards merchanting should be directed to the Merchantacrat Frederick the Bald

The week will be filled with a variety of battles and tournaments. Combat archery and siege weaponry will be allowed in many of the battles. The field will be open throughout the event. Friday will be our annual Torch Light tournament. Saturday will be filled with the Field, Bridge, and Castle Battles.

For feast inquiries please contact the Autocrat.

Full payment must be made at the time of your reservations. If you have any questions feel free contact Lady Gwyneth All reservations must be post marked by April 7th 2005. Cancellations must be made by April 7th 2005 to receive a full refund. No cash refunds will be given, refunds will be mailed to you.

If you have any special health or mobility concerns please contact the autocrat.

Children's Activities will be host by Lady Reah Brecc (Maria Mead). For additional information concerning Children's activities look to the Barony of Blackstone Mountain Web site (

Site - $15.00
Feast - $12.00
Hotel - $55.00/nite (minimum Friday and Saturday occupancy)
Bunks - $ 3.00/nite

For additional reservation concerns please contact Lady Gwyneth.

Autocrat for the event is: Lord Ivan Darykson (Derek Hanson)