Viking Sword and Rose Event

The Shire of Stormsport will be sponsoring an event presented by the Incipient Shire of Riversedge, and the 2nd annual Sword and Rose promises to be a day that will offer something for everyone.

The event will be held at Christ Episcopal Church 870 Diamond Park, Meadville PA 16335 on May 28th. The site opens at 9am and will close at 9pm. The site is discreetly damp, allowing wine and open flame at dinner. There are showers available for the fighters as well.

There will be an A&S competition during the day and a bardic competition during feast both based on the events theme for the pleasure of the artisans and populace alike. There will also be classes on a variety of topics, games of chance and a silent auction for those who are feeling lucky. A sideboard will be provided and the feast is something that you will not want to miss. If you have any dietary concerns please address them to Lady Moira Reasgach ladywafan1@yahoo.com

There will be a War College hosted by His Excellency Sir Alonzio of the Peacemakers. There will also be youth fighting and two heavy weapons tourneys. In the morning, there will be a double elimination tourney with two winners. The first winner will be the person who demonstrates the most prowess and the second winner will be the person who demonstrates the most comportment on the field as judged by a gallery of individuals. Winners will be awarded a prize to give to their inspiration. There will also be a special fund-raiser at the lists with the proceeds benefiting the Incipient Shire of Riversedge. In the afternoon, there will be another double elimination tourney to show who are truely leaders of men. This will consist of 3 man teams (1 shield man, and 2 spear men) over a barrier.

The autocrat for the day's events is Lord Dagan Cleirigh dagan_c@hotmail.com Merchants are most welcome as there is plenty of space, and a donation to our silent auction would be greatly appreciated. Please contact the Merchantcrat Lady Moira Reasgach ladywafan1@yahoo.com

Pre-registration fees for adults: Onboard $15.00 Off board $8.00 Pre-registration fees for children 6-18: Onboard $7.50 Off board $4.00 and of course all babes 5 and under are free. The deadline for pre-registration is May 18th, and the only good reservation is a paid reservation. At the door fees for adults: Onboard $17.00 Off board $9.00. At the door fees for children: Onboard $8.50 Off board $4.50. As always you must show proof of membership at the door or there will be a $3.00 non-member fee. Please do not include this fee in pre- registration it will be collected at the door.

Directions from the North: Make you best way to PA 79 South. Take exit 147A (Meadville). Go straight through 3 lights and over a bridge. Immediately after the bridge bear to the right and go straight through that light on to Park Ave. (you will see a Taco Bell on the right hand side) Go straight through 4 lights, at 5th light (Chestnut Street) turn right. The next intersection is that tip of Diamond Park. Go through light and immediately bear left and follow the diamond ¾ of the way around. The Church is stone with a red door. There is plenty of parking at the diamond and you will not need to pay the meters. Directions from the South: Make your best way to PA 79 North and follow directions from the North.