Dreamstone Tourney 27

DREAMSTONE TOURNEY XXVII: A Great Tournament Tradition Continues! The People's Barony of Bryn Madoc invites one and all to Dreamstone Tourney 27 to be held on April 21-23, 2006 at A.H. Stephens Historic Park, near Crawfordville, Georgia.




# The Dreamstone Tourney shall be fought as it always has been in the past, a standard double-elimination tournament without any weapon restrictions.

  • The Baron's Prize shall be a three rings tournament.
  • The Baroness' Prize shall be a youth combat tournament, weighted in such a manner that all classes may compete for the prize.

*Other Activities:*

  • An Anglo-Saxon poetry contest with cool prizes (see below)
  • A wonderful (and familiar) 16th Century German feast
  • Activities for all ages
  • Revel — a Lymphad of Fun!

*Children's Activities:*
Page School classes, also games, dancing, and badge-making. Children's activities are for ages 5 and up, and parents must volunteer to help out for at least an hour. Sign in and out is a must, as well as emergency contact info. For more information on children's activities, please contact Muirenn ingen Donngail (Ashley Cotton, address below).


5:00 p.m. Site and troll open
7:00 p.m. Travellers' fare

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. Armor Inspection
10:00 a.m. Dreamstone Tourney
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Baron's Prize List, Three Rings of Death
2:00 p.m. Baroness's Prize List, Youth Combat
5:00 p.m. Feast
7:00 p.m. Court
8:30 p.m. Revel

8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast
11:00 a.m. Site Closes


"All of the virtues, none of the rhyme"
Return with me to mead-hall days when sang the scops of shield-wall heroes or brooded long on life's brevity. When mattered the most was metered line, ere poems rhymed in Roman tongues; Romantic rubbish ruined epics.

Ld. Dyfn ap Meurig is sponsoring a Anglo-Saxon poetry contest. Poems must be original, use the Anglo-Saxon alliterative style, and be presented in clearly legible format. If you aren't sure you are going to be at Dreamstone, your submission should include contact information.

Poems in Old English will be impressive, but poems in New English will be read!

A style guide can be found here http://www.sp.uconn.edu/%7Emwh95001/oepoetry.htm

Poems will be judged on form (the proper use of alliteration, meter and stress, as well as stylistic hallmarks such as kennings and variations), subject, style, and creativity. The winner will be announced at Dreamstone baronial court.

Prizes are to be determined, but will include a bottle of Chaucers mead and some tablet-woven trim. In addition, the winning poem will be performed in the evening at their Excellencies' pleasure — by the author or by a stand-in with a suitably loud voice.

For submissions or if you have any questions, please contact Dyfn by email at bmarch@burke.net

Bring honor to your group and glory to your name by composing in the grand style of our forebears. Or don't and . . . don't.


The site for Dreamstone is *A.H. Stephens Historic Park*, near Crawfordville, Georgia. 150 beds in cabins and lodges are available at the group camp. Tent camping is not allowed on site, but is available elsewhere in the park. A few cottages are also available for rent through the park. For more information on tenting and cottages, call 1-800-864-7275 or go to the Georgia State Parks system's website. http://www.gastateparks.org/ The event site opens at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Friday and closes at 11 a.m. on Sunday. There will be a strictly enforced quiet area around the lake after 10 p.m. No pets allowed in the group camp area. Georgia State Parks' policy prohibits alcohol use on site.


PRICES Until April 10 / After April 10 & at Door

Onboard $20.00 / $24.00
Offboard $15.00 / $19.00

Onboard $12.00 / $15.00
Offboard $ 7.00 / $10.00

Onboard $10.00 / $12.00
Offboard $ 5.00 / $ 7.00

Onboard $ 6.00 / $ 7.00
Offboard $ 1.00 / $ 2.00

CHILD (3 & Under)
All free / free


Proof of membership is required. Non-members add $3.00 to the event fee. Also per Meridian Kingdom Law, no family shall pay a site fee higher than three (3) adult member prices for admission to an event as long as the children are 15 years of age or younger and they are all members. Proof of membership, immediate family relations, and age may be required. An additional $3 per vehicle parking fee is required by A.H. Stephens Park.

A map http://gastateparks.org/georgia/parks/images/ga/ahstephs.gif to the park may be found at the A.H. Stephens Historic Park website. http://gastateparks.org/info.asp?id=37&linkval=ahsteph&siteid=5 The site is located north of I-20, near Crawfordville, GA. From I-20: Get off at exit #148 and travel towards Crawfordville on GA 22 for 2 miles. Turn right onto US 278 for 1 mile and follow the signs to the park. From Athens: Take GA 78 East to Lexington, then GA 22 East (South) to Crawfordville. Take US 278 for 1 mile and follow the signs to the park.


Lord Aoghann MacGumerait
(Lonnie Harvel)

Muirenn ingen Donngail
(Ashley Cotton)

Lady Kathryne Larke of Blackwater
(Larkke Flood)

Mistress Signy Dimmridaela
(Tracie Brown)

Please contact the food coordinator two weeks prior to event with any food allergies or concerns.