East Kingdom Southern Region Spring War Practice

Every year, the East's first effort shines on the fields of Owl's Reste as the Eastern army, mighty to behold, prepares for the coming war!

The weekend begins, weather permitting, with the Torchlit Holmegange Tourney on Friday night. Fought on a cowhide within a circle to test a fighter's skill, good Douglas Henry took the prize last year. Who will do so this year?

A light Traveller's Fare of soup and bread will be provided in the main hall Friday night for an honor donation so long as it lasts.

Saturday begins early for a day of Martial Testing, Learning and Skill. Melees and battles for the warriors of this good land. Fencing melees and a Dice Tourney will be run by Lady Katya Gordon of the Tadcaster Militia. Archers! Fear not, our Lord Samuel of Yorkshire will run the Archery Range again this year.

Lady Laurensa du Chambord will again be providing Children's Activities, Games and Art in the Craft Building. Anyone wishing to help, please contact her.

A Dayboard will be available beginning about noon.

Lady Carowyn, newly made Maunch, is organizing an A&S exhibition from about 9 till 4 on Saturday on the theme of Elements - which, of course, covers everything! Bring a piece to display, or a piece that intrigues you, or a piece that frustrates you. Or, bring something you need to discuss with others. Or, bring a piece that fits none of those categories! ~The Populace are asked to bring tokens of their esteem to leave for the pieces that please them.~ This is an exhibition only, but the A&S Coordinator will be holding informal chats about entering A&S competitions - we have to get ready for King's and Queen's A&S Champs, you know! If you are interested, please talk to her as you register your item for the tables.

Such Merchants as grace our event will be near the Main Hall. There is no Merchant fee but there is an agreement. Contact the Autocrat if you have questions or intend to set up shop. Thus far merchants offering Viking items, trim, fabric, leathergoods, herbs, games, books, music, garb, archery equipment and cookies are planning to attend.

Saturday night, as always, the Owls Reste Cooks' Guild will turn out a feast of reknown and legend! The food this year is in the style of Moorish Iberia.

All grandiose words aside, this feast has always sold out before-hand. There are 120 seats, no more, and no room for off-board gentles in the hall, I am sorry. If you wish to sit to feast, reserve early.

Also, a voucher for White Wolf and Pheonix Trim will be given at the Autocrat's discretion for the best heraldic display on site Saturday. If you wish to be considered for this competition, make yourself known to the Autocrat.

Afterwards, weather permitting, stories and song by the bonfire, Dancing and Bards in the Feast Hall and Good companionship throughout.

Sunday morning, the Cooks Guild will put forth a spread of fruits, cereals and meats to break the fast. This to be followed by a Cash Tourney for the Heavy fighters. Another for Fencers sends half the prize pot to Toys for Tots.

Site closes at 2:30 but of course, clean up will have begun long since. All volunteers will be welcomed and honored for whatever help they offer. Then God Speed till we again meet in honor and friendship.

This site is Damp, beer, wine, cordials and mead in moderation are allowed in period containers. Please take empties with you when you leave. PA Liquor Laws apply. Pets are NOT allowed. The site is RUSTIC and not particularly handicapped accessible. Anyone with concerns regarding access should contact the autocrat and discuss possible accommodations.

NOTE that GATE (troll) will be in the Main Hall on Friday evening and out on the Field near Parking on Saturday. Have your proof of membership in hand when you arrive (membership card, on-line receipt or kingdom newsletter that includes your name, membership number and expiration date.)

There are HOT showers available in the lodge and in the pool house just off the field. Housing options include the Lodge space for 40 and Group Screenhouses with electricity for 100+ (beds may not be available in all houses, please plan accordingly). There is, of course, space for camping galore. I'm sorry, this site cannot accommodate RVs.

Take your best route to Interstate Route 83. Take Exit 32/Newberrytown.

From the NORTH - At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Rt. 382/Lewisberry Rd. and make a near immediate left onto Sipe Rd. **Follow Sipe Rd. South approx. 1.3 miles. At the stop sign turn right onto Sheep Bridge Rd. About .5 mile, watch for the SCA sign as the road takes a hard-to-see left bend. The site is on the left immediately after the iron bridge.

From the SOUTH - At the end of the ramp turn left onto Rt. 392/Lewisberry Rod. Pass under Rt. 83 and turn left onto Sipe Rd. Follow directions from ** above.


YWCA Camp Cann-Edi-On
870 Sheepbridge Road
York Haven, PA 17370

Site Opens: 5 pm Friday, April 15
Site Closes: 3 pm Sunday, April 17

Event Fees:
Site : Site Fee with Dayboard is $8 if recv'd by March 28, thereafter it is $10. This includes Site fee, Dayboard on Sat and Breakfast on Sun. NOTE This does not include feast. Be sure to include housing intentions.

Daytrip is $5 and includes no food.

Children: Youth 13-17 are discounted $1, thereby exempt from the non-member fee; 5-12 are 1/2 price and 4 and younger are Free.

In all cases, adult Non-Members will be assessed a $3 Non-Member Surcharge as per Society Policy. Feast: On-board - Pre-registration recv'd by March 28 is $17; thereafter it is $20. This includes Site Fee, Saturday Dayboard and Feast and Sunday breakfast. This feast has traditionally sold out before the event. A waiting list will be maintained but there is never a guarantee a spot will open.

Inquiries about the food in regard to allergies or special diet requirements should be addressed to the autocrat as soon as possible. Ingredient lists will be posted at the event.

Herrin Gisela vom Kreuzbach (mka Kate Rauhauser-Smith) giselle0002@hotmail.com

Other Contact Information:
Children's Activities Coordinator- Lady Laurensa d'Chambord mka Dianne Stucki goofy1@suscom.net