Caer Galen Midwinter

Bonjour! Nous sommes en Paris, en 1405 Anno Domini*…… The Ruling House of France, the House of Valois, is still smarting from the effects of their sound defeat by the English at Crecy in 1346, and at Poitiers in 1356, where the king was captured but not ransomed for some time. The current King and Queen of France, Charles VI and Isabeau, reign from palaces in Rouen and Paris, well attended by their children most notably the Dauphin, Louis, duc de Guyenne. The Great Schism has been in effect for 25 years, leaving Popes at both Rome and Avignon. Innocent VII has just been elected to the nearest Papal seat in Avignon, and he is attempting to heal the Schism to little effect. The Crusades are still an idea to be toyed with every few years, but no concerted effort to retake the Holy Land has been mounted in some time. The world is turning colder in the wake of the Black Death 50 years ago, leaving France's population nearly decimated, but this devastation has left the both the middle classes and the aristocracy with genuine opportunities for advancement. Bienvenue a Paris!**

Les Tres Belles Heures de Baron de Caer Galen
(Caer Galen Midwinter)
10 Decembre, 2005 (Gregorien)
First Lutheran Church of Longmont
803 Third Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501

Site Open 11am to 10pm
Site is very discreetly wet.

Their Excellencies Massimilliano and Yazida, Baron and Baroness Caer Galen, would like to invite you to a spectacular day of Winter frolic, in the theme of the great city of Paris in the year 1405 A.D.

In addition to the traditional elements of the Harp of Caer Galen Election, the Election for open Senate positions and possibly the election of a High Church Official, Caer Galen Musical Chairs, and the Captain of the City Guard Tournament, we are adding the following attractions of an Arts and Sciences Competition and other interesting contests to satisfy the whims of Their Excellencies and the Autocrats.

Arts and Sciences Competition:
The A&S Competition will consist of two categories: Arts and Letters (Research Papers), any subject; and Open Medium, limited to the time period of 1400-1410AD. Documentation is encouraged, and please limit the documentation on the non-research paper categories to 5 pages. There will be one prize given by the judges, where documentation is required, and one prize awarded by populace choice, where documentation is optional. Please contact Baroness Morgan Rowanwaif at arts@caergalen.org for more details.

Schedule (Tentative, subject to the whim of the Coronet)
11am - Site Opens
11:30am - Opening Court
12pm - Voting opens for the Harp of Caer Galen, Senate Seats, and the possible selection of Caer Galen's Cardinal
12pm - Lists open for the Captain of the City Guard Tournament
1pm - City Guard Tournament starts
2pm - A&S Competition Starts
4pm - A&S Competition Closes, voting for all of the various elections close
5pm - Evening Court
6:30pm - Feast Begins
8:30pm - Dancing, Revelry, Caer Galen Musical Chairs
10pm - Site Closes

Menu:
The menu is still in its planning stages at this point, the final menu to be published in December's Outlandish Herald. Please contact Sir Magnus at magnus@houseofbeasts.com if you have any specific requests in regards to food allergies and aversions.

Fees:
Site Fee $10 for Adults, $5 for Children 6-12, Children under 6 free
Site plus feast fee $18 for adults, $10 for children 6-12,
Children under 6 free
There is a $3 non-member surcharge for all adult non-members.
Feast reservations are limited to 90 spaces, but off-board seating is available--please contact Mistress Brianna for details.

Directions:
From Boulder:
Take your best route to Hwy 119 (The Boulder Diagonal), and go north to Longmont. Turn left on Main Street, and go north to 3rd Avenue. Turn left on Third Avenue and go 2 blocks to the corner of 3rd avenue and Terry Streets. The church is on the southwest corner, and there will be signs to direct you to the parking lot. From Denver and Parts South: Take I-25 north to Exit 240 (Hwy 119), and go west to Main Street (Hwy 287). Turn right on Main street, and go north to 3rd Avenue. Turn left on Third Avenue and go 2 blocks to the corner of 3rd avenue and Terry Streets. The church is on the southwest corner, and there will be signs to direct you to the parking lot.

From Fort Collins and Parts North:
Take I-25 south to Exit 240 (Hwy 119), and go west to Main Street (Hwy 287). Turn right on Main street, and go north to 3rd Avenue. Turn left on Third Avenue and go 2 blocks to the corner of 3rd avenue and Terry Streets. The church is on the southwest corner, and there will be signs to direct you to the parking lot.

Event Staff and Contacts:
Co Autocrat, and Reservations: Baroness Brianna Chevreuil, mka Kathryn Michel Kathryn.michel@colorado.edu

Co Autocrat and Chef de Cuisine:
Sir Magnus Arktos, mka Cliff Olsen, magnus@houseofbeasts.com.

Arts and Sciences Competition:
Baroness Morgan Rowanwaif, arts@caergalen.org

Translations, for the French-Impaired:
*Hello! You are in Paris, in 1405 A.D.
**Welcome to Paris!